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  • mistermuse 1:00 am on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 9/11, , , , , , Obama, , , Presidential election, , robocalls, , Twin Towers, voters, World Trade Center   

    BELIEVE IT, BELOVED 

    If you’ve ever experienced watching something happen that you found hard to believe was happening — like the shock of seeing the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers burn and collapse as one plane, then another, exploded into them on 9/11 — you get the idea of what many felt watching voting results unfold on election night into the wee hours of 11/9.

    True — heavily-favored Hillary was a flawed candidate whose baggage was picked apart and mega-magnified by Trumped-up claims….and we who aren’t blind Clinton partisans realized that (for all her political experience) she was not a ‘natural’ as a campaigner, nor was she judicious enough to avoid making “deplorable” mistakes that left us wondering how someone so seasoned could make them. But we thought those shortcomings and errors paled in comparison to the narcissistic, knowledge-challenged, scorched-earth shamelessness of P.T. Barnum the Second, aka Donald Trump. Wrong. Disaffected voters sought a savior, and voted their anger, emotions and perceptions…. and now we face four years of BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, beginning January 20, Inauguration Day. It should be interesting.

    Meanwhile, back at the rant, I remember Republicans after the 2008 election vowing to do everything they could to make Obama a failed President. Contrast that with Obama at the White House yesterday saying he hopes Trump (who until recently claimed Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. & shouldn’t even be President) will be a success because “we’re Americans first,” not Republicans or Democrats. But enough about the election and wishful thinking. It’s over, and I’m looking at the bright side:
    No more political robocalls ad infinitum.
    No more political commercials on TV ad absurdum.
    No more mailbox stuffed with political spin ad nauseam.
    No more political campaign speeches which seem to go on ad vitam.
    Need I ad etcetera?

     
    • Garfield Hug 10:33 am on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You summed it well! 👏👏In my lil red dot we have to get to know Trump. Hopefully he puts his billionaire acumen to work and make America rich again. Good luck America.

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      • mistermuse 12:23 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        If Dems give Trump more of a chance than Repubs gave Obama, it may help the country heal. “Good luck” is right!

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    • Cynthia Jobin 11:11 am on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed the Fats Waller video…

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    • Don Frankel 12:26 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It seems kind of silly to me for people to get all personally invested in whoever the President is. Maybe it’s having lived this long but as I’ve explained to two of my friends who were all shook up. You’re not going to get a check in the mail or go to jail.

      People used to like the President whoever he was. You can look up the approval ratings of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Both had approval ratings in the 60’s on a regular basis and you never saw people getting all choked up or screaming or cursing at them. Perhaps those days are gone. But try to remember if you find yourself getting blue in the face as a lot of people have done over Presidents W. Bush and Obama, they don’t care. You can call them names till the cows come home and they don’t care. And, this guy who has been a New York City landlord all his life, trust me, there’s not a damn thing you could ever say to him or about him that would ever make a dent.

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      • mistermuse 12:56 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Don, now that Trump’s the President-elect, you’re probably right that there’s nothing “you could ever say to or about him that would even make a dent” — however that certainly wasn’t the case during the campaign, when he erupted against practically everyone that rubbed him the wrong way. But maybe that was by design — a tactic to rile up his base and stir up the passions of those who could be pulled in by what others believed was thin-skinned narcissism and bullying.

        As for “you’re not going to go to jail” — that may be true for you and me, but not for Hillary if The Donald makes good on what he said at his campaign rallies. But that might just have been talk, too. We shall see.

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    • Don Frankel 5:00 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Muse I’m not sure how Real Estate works out there in Cincinnati but in New York, yelling, cursing and being how shall we say passionate? is sort of a way of life. I worked in private Real Estate and got yelled at by the tenants. Then I worked in a Housing Agency for the City where I got yelled at by tenants, landlords contractors and anyone else associated with the business. It is not a PC environment.

      It wasn’t uncommon for a landlord to storm into my office, yell, threaten to sue and go all the way to The Supreme Court not because they owed the City money but because of the principle of the thing. I had my ways of dealing with it and it was also not uncommon that ten minutes later the guy was writing out a check for the money owed and then thanking me. Like I said they weren’t putting on an act. They were actually angry but they were also there to negotiate. It’s the way it goes. I’m surprised his routine went over all over the country but it did. But he’s no Ogre.

      Whether people like him or not you have to agree he went from never doing this before to getting elected President in 17 months. He obviously knew something the other 17 republicans and the 4 or 5 democrats that also ran, didn’t. And, most of those people have been running for President all their lives. He is easily the most successful man ever elected President and has to be one of the smartest. We’ll see what happens. But I wouldn’t worry if I were you.

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    • mistermuse 6:29 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, you’ve certainly educated me regarding how people interact with each other in NYC. That’s certainly not how it’s done here in Ohio or anywhere else I’ve been in the so-called Rust Belt — which makes me wonder all the more about Trump’s appeal here where people generally treat each other in a respectful manner (or what New Yorkers would call a PC environment — which to me is nothing more than their way of justifying their inability to relate without being rude). I believe Trump is a bully anywhere, whether he’s given a pass for it or not.

      As for ‘not to worry,’ I don’t worry for myself, but for the tone and example he set for the rest of the country during his campaign. That was about as ugly as it gets, and I’m just glad my daughters are old enough to see his conduct for what it was.

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    • arekhill1 8:07 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Idiocracy looms, Sr. Muse. If you haven’t seen the movie, make sure you do. The producers meant it to be a guide to the distant future, but we’ve made the leap already.

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    • mistermuse 9:38 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I haven’t seen it, but I see what you mean, judging from the reviews and description (the idea being that stupid people procreate at a much greater rate than smart people — definitely (speaking of PC) not a PC premise for a movie). Apparently it can be viewed in its entirety (84 min.) online — short enough to squeeze it into my day, one of these days.

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    • Barney 2:05 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe, at this point, Benghazi did matter? Perhaps it was the emails, the lying or the influence peddling?

      I have to admit though, that I did expect Hillary to win. I guess it wasn’t ‘fixed’ afterall?

      Hope Trump does a good job; either way we will bear the results just as we have the last 40+ Presidents.

      PAX

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    • mistermuse 7:16 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Well, if it isn’t my old pal, Barney Google Ben Ghazi Crumling — long time, no here. For the love of Mike, what have you been up to since your last visit? I miss your tales, both tall and short, of your ramblings deep in the heart of Texas, where the stars at night are big and bright.

      Thanks for dropping in.

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    • Mél@nie 12:46 pm on November 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      speakin’ of Prez-Obama & the other one ‘elect’, here’s a joke, translated from Romanian:

      Bush, Obama and Trump meet God who asks each of them the same question:
      – Bush, what do you believe in? – he answers slowly: progress and economic development! God shows him to sit at his right, and goes on with Obama who states clearly: democracy and action against global warming. God invites him to sit at his left, and eventually asks Trump – who ‘casts’ his reply right away: hey dude, I do believe you’re sittin’ on my seat!!! 😀

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    • mistermuse 12:47 am on November 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I believe that joke is on the money! 🙂

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  • mistermuse 12:02 am on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , grammar, , , literacy test, , Presidential election, , ,   

    GOP AIN’T GOT NO USE FOR PROPER GRAMMAR NOHOW 

    In a recent study by those grammar-checking nerds at http://www.grammarly.com/ (which is literally the literacy liturgist of all things literate and literary), it was found that supporters of current Republican candidates are more than twice as grammatically challenged as their Democratic counterparts.

    Yes, friends, that which I have long suspected….has now been proven true: many right-wing Republicans don’t know their asterisks from a hole in the ground. According to the study, ass-kissers of GOP candidates on Facebook made an average of 8.7 grammatical mistakes (misspellings, punctuation, etc.) per 100 words, compared to 4.2 mistakes for supporters of Dems. Furthermore, Dem ass-kissers demonstrated a larger vocabulary, using on average 300 unique words per 1,000 words, while Repubs used butt 245.

    But I’m almost at a loss for words at the news that the biggest loser was DONALD TRUMP, whose partisans made an average of 12.6 mistakes per 100 words. In fact, not a single GOP candidate’s backers scored better than the backers of any of the five Democratic candidates, whose scores ranged from 3.1 mistakes (Lincoln Chafee) to 3.7 (Bernie Sanders) to 6.3 (Hillary Clinton).

    I hate to say it, but let us face facts. As much as we may revel in the boastful bloviating of The Donald, not to mention Rick Sanitarium (11.5  supporter mistakes per 100) and the rest of the GOP Presidential-wannabes, their constituents are a bunch of semi-literate, half-witted cretins (not to put too fine a point on it). And, sad to say, because of their limited vocabulary, these language-challenged dunces often resort to mean-spirited name calling as their only means of expressing their idiotic opinions — something which this writer, of course, would never stoop to.

    This is indeed a sorry state of affairs. America can ill afford to have elections decided by those who don’t know the difference between a diphthong and a dipstick (not to mention elections decided by those whose opinions differ from mine). Perhaps it’s time to bring back the old voter literacy tests — but instead of tests meant to keep Southern State blacks from voting, we need tests designed to keep ignorant right-wing Republicans from voting.

    This need not be complicated. Disqualification could be as expedient as this:

    If you plan to vote for a candidate whose first name is Donald, Rick, TedBenBobby, Carly, or Mike, sign on this line with an “X” ______.  God bless you for exorcising your right to vote.

    P.S. As my faithful readers know, I posted my choice a month ago. I’m voting for Lucy Lou.

     

     

     
    • scifihammy 12:57 am on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      haha I really enjoyed this 🙂

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    • mistermuse 6:25 am on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      ….but probably not half as much as I enjoyed writing it!!! 🙂

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    • Rita 7:39 am on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, I’m for Lucy as well. This is great.

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    • mistermuse 10:03 am on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for joining the I LOVE LUCY crowd – I’m sure you will have a Ball. 🙂

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    • arekhill1 1:28 pm on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Republicans have sought to corner the idiot vote for years. Who can argue with this? As a wise illiterate once said, it am what it be.

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    • mistermuse 4:42 pm on October 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      “Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.” –Friedrich Schiller

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    • charlypriest 6:27 am on October 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      So half of the country are gramatically challenged to say the least then……
      Anyways, what I found amusing here is that there are guys that will come up with this idea. Got to love the U.S of A. It certainly makes politics interesting

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    • mistermuse 7:13 am on October 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Not just politics, but the whole of human nature. Now that I think about it, that must be why I titled this blog THE OBSERVATION POST.

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    • TOKEN 8:09 pm on October 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Adoxography and witzelsucht!

      It is simply because the intelligent Republicans are at work and don’t have the time to respond to such sophistry, as opposed to many inaniloquent lefties who have nothing better to do with their time than attend to the concilliabule.

      Did they actually count how many nasty names were called along the way? I’ll bet the abderian Dems won that contest too.

      Just my observations if semi-literate, half-witted, mean-spirited, hate-mongering, racist cretins and vocabulary-challenged dunces are still permitted to comment…

      Bring on the exsibilation… Peace 😉

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    • mistermuse 10:55 pm on October 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Just a thought, but if you have time, you may want to consider the possibility that if the “intelligent Republicans don’t have time to respond to such sophistry,” it’s because they’re too busy engaging in their own sophistry.

      And, as you can tell by my approving your comment, “semi-literate, half-witted, mean-spirited, hate-mongering [your addition to the list], racist cretins and vocabulary-challenged dunces” are indeed permitted to comment.

      Peace is good. Seriously. Peace.

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    • TOKEN 11:22 pm on October 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I expect that is probably true. That is what is wrong with it all, isn’t it?

      LOL And as you can tell, I wouldn’t waste time and do so enjoy the abuse, therefore I expected nothing less from you in the first place!

      However, judging from the candidates we have on all sides, I’m seriously considering a vote for the Resident of Rabbit Hash or a Californian of some description…

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    • mistermuse 11:45 pm on October 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I was just about to add to my previous reply that it should be seen in the same spirit as this post, which was categorized and tagged as “humor and “satire,” but your second comment beat me to the punch. In any case, I repeat “Peace is good,” and I’m glad I lived up to your expectations. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 4:11 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        It dawned on me this morning, what with my first name being Ken, that if “TOKEN” is taken as a contraction of “TO KEN,” the instigator of last night’s back-and-forth may be someone who knows me from palmier days at SWI. If so, the tenor of TOKEN’s comments leads me to suspect that his first name is Michael, and perhaps I should revisit his (what first struck me as) something approaching affectation….as, rather, something approaching affection?

        If I’ve left my imagination run away with me, I trust TOKEN will pardon my jumping to conclusions. Otherwise, it’s always good to hear from you, Michael, though you might have waited until Halloween to come disguised as a TOKEN of yourself. Clever masquerade, though. 🙂

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    • To Ken 6:14 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Alas you crafty devil; you have figured out my chicanery! I did enjoy getting away with it, even for just a short time. Just a token of my affection… Have a great day 🙂

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    • mistermuse 7:40 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      From now on, when I hear the old saying, “Don’t take any wooden nickels,” it will inevitably translate in my mind to DON’T TAKE ANY WOODEN TOKENS. At any rate, I miss our old “meeting (of the minds) place” – that is, your reflections on nature – and hope you enjoyed my Sept. 25 post THE NATURAL LIST.

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    • BroadBlogs 12:22 pm on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Their thoughts are so jumbled, how could their words not be?

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    • mistermuse 3:58 pm on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps that’s why the elephant is the symbol of the GOP – you know, Jumble the elephant…..oh, wait, I confused Jumble with Jumbo. I’d better get my act together before people start to think I’m a Republican. Or even a jackass, but I’m not a Democrat either.

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    • Don Frankel 6:47 pm on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Lucy Lou’s supporters make no mistakes.

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    • mistermuse 9:00 pm on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      To the best of my knowledge, Lucy Lou has never denied being a dog (which is more than you can say for most politicians), so how can we make a mistake supporting such an honest candidate?

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    • Mél@nie 1:32 am on October 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      your witty, common sense and realistic article has reminded me that we lived in Houston, TX(NASA area) for 5 years, but we did visit other states…. as a language teacher, I was beyond surprised to come across English native speakers who used to ask me spelling, grammar, or syntax questions… btw, English is my 3rd language, so long story, short: you’re sooo right, Sir! 🙂

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    • mistermuse 7:18 am on October 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Because English is your 3rd language, I can’t help but admire (even though you’re a language teacher) your ability to “get” my frequent use of wordplay, much of which I suspect is more than many Americans get. So, when you were in Texas and other states, I’m not all that surprised that you were asked such questions. In my opinion, Americans (in general) are very good at technology, but sadly lacking in sophistication language arts-wise.

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