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  • mistermuse 6:05 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CIA, , John Brennan, Land of Nod, , Rip Van Winkle, , security blanket, security clearance, ,   


    It is with heavy heart that I inform readers of a grave injustice almost unprecedented in the annals of grave injusticedom: MISTERMUSE HAS JUST BEEN STRIPPED OF HIS SECURITY BLANKET by the Lord and Master of the Land of Nod, Donaldo El Trumpo. Disregarding long practice whereby his predecessors first convened/consulted with top underlings in the Blanket Discharge Dept., El Trumpo acted without so much as a wink and a nod to protocol, stating the firing was necessitated by Muse’s “erratic behavior.”

    Friends, I put it to you: has anyone (with the possible exception of the President of the United States) displayed more erratic behavior in the annals of erratic behaviordom than El Trumpo? Talk about THE POTUS CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK! Granted, Mister Muse may be guilty of occasional excess tossing and turning in bed, but if Mrs. Muse isn’t complaining, on what basis does El Trumpo base his baseless blasphemy? Muse is admittedly no Rip Van Periwinkle, however that doesn’t make his restless, less-than-sound sleep, “erratic behavior” (at least, until being stripped of his security blanket, thereby making him no longer responsible for his behavior).

    In an odd coincidence, this comes on the heels of POTUS revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director, John Brennan, which provoked a protest from 12 former CIA chiefs and this stinging rebuke from retired Navy Admiral, Bill McRaven:


    Friends, these are critical times for the future of the Land of Nod and the United States. Patriots of the United States have lost no time in defending John Brennan from the machinations of POTUS. Will you now rise to the defense of Mister Muse for the good of the Land of Nod? Demand that El Trumpo restore my security blanket, and you will sleep better for it….and so, rest assured, will I.

    • thelonelyauthorblog 6:08 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You wanna borrow my security blanket? Lol
      Amusing post

      Liked by 1 person

      • mistermuse 6:39 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks — that’s the best offer I’ve had yet….but I’ll wait for other comments before I decide. 🙂

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    • Richard Cahill 7:22 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      How do I sign the petition?

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      • mistermuse 8:11 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Ricardo, If you weren’t my good buddy, I’d say “with an X” — but, given where it’s going, “with a lot of Zs” is probably more appropriate.


    • Garfield Hug 9:00 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Aww Mistermuse…El Trumpo may have taken your security blanket but you are feisty and will not give up for the sake of the Land of Nod. Get another security blanket and remember Potus is not an immortal. There is a term expiration date. I love this post that is written with alot of humor. P.s. Glad Missus is not disturbed by your tossing and turning😃

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      • mistermuse 9:19 pm on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, G.H. Missus sleeps like a log, so nothing short of an earthquake or chainsaw would disturb her. As for another security blanket, I’m wondering if Garfield might do just as well. Would you care to lend me yours for a ‘tryout’? 🙂

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        • Garfield Hug 3:07 am on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          Ermmm…nooooo Garfield the raggedy one is my precious security blanket. You could borrow another from my collection, but just not my fave one haha! Just for a day😁

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        • mistermuse 8:55 am on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          I appreciate your generous offer, G.H., but my wife promises to cuddle/snuggle up extra close to me to protect me from the bedbugs and other beasties that El Trumpo has threatened me with (as if having bugged the rest of my house isn’t low enough, he now proposes to bug my boudoir). How depraved can you get!!!

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    • calmkate 4:57 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      lol you need to laugh and amuse yourself … I hate to see a grown man cry!

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    • linnetmoss 5:03 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I hereby call upon El Trumpo to take away MY security blanket too! And if Agent Orange thinks that he can silence us by withholding a cuddly snooze, he is sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until we can all sleep safely once again, with the nightmare of his Tang-colored face banished from our dreams!

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      • mistermuse 6:40 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Amen to that! Isn’t it amazing how much El Trumpo resembles POTUS — who would have thought it possible there could be two such abominations ruling our land simultaneously?
        Wake me when it’s over!

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    • D. Wallace Peach 5:17 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Everything Donaldo and his cronies do is so riddled with hypocrisy, it’s enough to make one’s head spin. I’m sorry he took your/our security blanket. Let’s hope that Americans haven’t gone completely insane and vote this guy into a straight jacket come November!

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      • mistermuse 6:58 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Amen #2 to that, Diana! I see that some Republicans are charging Democrats with wanting to take control of Congress in the November election so they can Impeach POTUS. Now, what ever gave the GOP that idea — who would want to impeach a Pres who’s not only thinks he’s above the law, but is leading this country into a moral abyss and has no scruples about doing it.

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        • D. Wallace Peach 7:35 pm on August 18, 2018 Permalink

          I know. It’s shocking. Just imagine if it was a Obama acting this way. The Republicans would have impeached him on his first day in office. Did I mention hypocrisy? They’re disgraceful.

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    • masercot 6:15 am on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with being oppressed and cold…

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Better late than never, Geoffrey Chaucer, , , Michael Bloomberg, , Rip Van Winkle, rocks, , , squirrels, The Canterbury Tales, trivia   


    What with one thing or another, almost the entire month of January has gone by, and I haven’t written a single post honoring any of the many august January holidays, such as:

    Jan. 4  –  Trivia Day
    Jan. 7  –  Old Rock Day
    Jan. 9  –  Play God Day
    Jan. 10 – Peculiar People Day
    Jan. 16 – National Nothing Day
    Jan. 21 – Squirrel Appreciation Day

    So, in the spirit of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, I will now try to make up for my oversight – at least in part – by assuring each holiday that being a part of one post beats being the whole of no posts. I’ll start with a trivia question in honor of Trivia Day:

    Who originated the phrase, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER? (Hint: it wasn’t a, c, or d)

    a. Barack Obama, in defending his late response to the spread of ISIL/ISIS
    b. Geoffrey Chaucer, in The Canterbury Tales
    c. Rip Van Winkle, in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    d. Michael Bloomberg, in planning a possible run for President as an independent

    Old Rock Day – I’m no geologist, but isn’t all rock old? For example, it’s possible there’s big rock in Little Rock, but new rock? Though everything may be relative, no matter how you roll it, any rock worth its salt has to be eons older than Einstein….at least, that’s my theory. In any case, a rolling stone gathers no muse, but a Rolling Rock definitely does:


    Play God Day, in my judgment, is redundant, because many ideologues and religious Grand Poobahs play God every day. So let us move on to the next day, which includes ideologues and Grand Poobahs, but is more broad.

    Peculiar People Day – Spotlight broad, Sarah Palin. All others pale-in comparison.

    National Nothing Day

    Squirrel Appreciation Day – Here’s a squirrel I can not only appreciate, but appreciate even more the place where it makes its ending exit:

    That does it for January make-up days, but the month isn’t over yet. We still have tomorrow to look forward to (or do we?):

    Jan. 31 – YAD DRAWKCAB



    • Joseph Nebus 1:27 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      My Squirrel Appreciation Day started with seeing a squirrel plummet from its tree and faceplant in the snow. The squirrel seemed to recover but it surely helped that it didn’t know anybody was laughing at it.

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      • mistermuse 6:38 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve never seen a squirrel fall from a tree, but if the branches were icy, snow wonder!


    • scifihammy 5:38 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      All these days passed me by – and I never knew! 🙂

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    • hooklineandinkwell 10:52 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I had a squirrel watch me work for five days straight and each time i sat next to the camp fire, it would sit atop a branch a few feet away and i swear i could see him roasting his nuts. This is brilliant!, your post I mean, not the squirrel roasting nuts, although that was impressive, too 🙂

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    • mistermuse 12:00 pm on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Brilliant? Well, they say it takes one to know one (sounds like a mutual admiration society to me – between you and the squirrel, too.) 🙂


    • arekhill1 2:50 pm on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Isn’t Old Rock Day the day you get drunk and listen to Bob Seger albums? In either case, Rolling Rock would work.


      • mistermuse 4:55 pm on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I guess that depends upon your taste (in music, not beer). I’d prefer to listen to Django Reinhardt albums, myself.


    • RMW 4:13 pm on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So happy you posted about Squirrel Appreciation Day as squirrels in general are SO underappreciated… I went looking for a Squirrel Appreciation Day card at the Hallmark card store in the mall and there was nary a one… and not one squirrel has ever been nominated for any kind of award… this situation must be remedied.

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      • mistermuse 5:19 pm on January 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right – squirrels get little attention (unless you count Sarah Palin). Even in the cartoon world, there’s Rocky (of Rocky & Bullwinkle), but he doesn’t come close to the fame of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Porky Pig, etc. That’s just plain nuts (and not a very good pun, either).

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    • Don Frankel 11:22 am on January 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t know where these squirrel people come from but there’s got to be a whole lot of nothing to do around there. How do you think of something like this?

      But I do like the idea of august days in January. We could use a few.


    • mistermuse 2:00 pm on January 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know how the squirrel people came up with it, but at least it’s harmless — unlike the nutty ideas some of our political candidates (like The Donald) come up with. But the squirrel and The Donald do have one thing in common — neither should be taken seriously (although, unfortunately, The Donald IS taken seriously by too many).


    • Don Frankel 3:00 pm on January 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      There were two Donalds playing ball in Vleigh Place Park. I was the one who could hit and run and field and throw.

      While no one has voted yet, the reason he’s being taken seriously is, look at everyone else who is running. It’s a motley crew.

      I’m waiting for Lucy Lou, as she wouldn’t be the only Mutt in the race, just the real thing.


    • mistermuse 7:30 pm on January 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Unlike the old rock group Motley Crew, which called it quits after 34 years, motley crews of politicians never go away — only the faces change over time. They still pander to the crowd and promise their version of the moon (usually on the cheap), and we still fall for it every time.

      Because the current crew of politicians is even more motley than usual, it is good that Lucy Lou is running, because if the country is going to go to the dogs, she is obviously the most – indeed, the only – qualified candidate:


    • Don Frankel 6:51 pm on February 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, I’m looking into Lucy Lou’s eyes, especially in this clip and damn, if there’s not something Lincolnesque there.


    • mistermuse 9:40 pm on February 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I believe you’re right, Don. Also, like Honest Abe, Lucy Lou doesn’t tell lies and was born in Kentucky. Sounds pretty Presidential to me.


    • The Hopeful Wanderer 10:13 am on February 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Peculiar People Day was pretty awesome hahah … Thanks for the laughs 😊

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    • mistermuse 10:38 am on February 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. Your “theme song” is pretty awesome too:


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