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


    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 5:25 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , sleep   


    The irony of life is that by the time you retire and can
    sleep late, you’re too old to be able to.
    -Evan Esar

    Of all the mysteries
    Of the universe deep,
    Why do I stay awake
    When all I want is sleep?

    If it’s all in my head,
    Pray tell, for retirement’s sake,
    Why do I fall asleep
    When I want to stay awake?

    • arekhill1 9:47 am on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      If you are not comfortable with Ambien, Sr Muse, I recommend counting idiots when you are trying to drift off. They are innumerable, and generally smell better than sheep.


    • mistermuse 12:09 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Ricardo, usually when I drift off, I’m watching TV, which has more idiots on it than I can count. But now that you mention it, I should probably put a TV in the bedroom & turn it on when I go to bed. With my luck, however, there would be a good movie on that would keep me awake for two more hours.


    • Michaeline Montezinos 5:59 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Mistermuse, I have tried a few of those “sleep aids.” They do not work for me long term. I am retired also and since I no longer have to keep a schedule, I find it easier to just sleep when I am tired, even during the day. I put my feet up on my recliner, grab a small blanket and drift away for 2 to 3 hours. I also use my bed if I am very tired,
      Yes, I do keep the TV on in both rooms. The background noise filters out the noise in my head. I also can get engrossed in a movie but that tends to keep me awake. So, I switch to a hum drum station or something I have seen that is not too boring. I don’t believe in using the medical and negative term ‘insomnia.’ Better to think of the fact that as our bodies mature, our sleep patterns change. Have a nice nap or two and feel refreshed, Mr. Muse. 😉


    • Don Frankel 6:02 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I have those problems too many things on the brain and bad dreams. But i’ve realized that I’m retired what’s the difference if I get up at 4AM or fall asleep at 8?


    • Michaeline Montezinos 6:09 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Regarding bad dreams, I find if I am happy and at peace, I will have good dreams. When I have a nervous or worried, I will have an anxiety dream. This is normal since you know that dreaming is a mind’s defense against breaking down. Emotions have to be released as you may well know, Otherwise, we could become one of those blithering idiots that arekhill mentioned in his comment.


    • mistermuse 6:27 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I used to be concerned about not consistently getting a good night’s sleep, but I finally decided to hell with it and let nature take its course – when my body needs sleep, I’ll fall asleep. and when it doesn’t, I won’t. Since them, I’ve been sleeping even more than I want to – like in the middle of JEOPARDY! and not waking up until it’s over and I miss who won. I hate when that happens!


      • Michaeline Montezinos 10:52 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        My solution to this problem is to brew four good cups of medium strength coffee about 7:00 PM or sooner if I start to feel sleepy. I drink 1 to 2 cups . then I let the rest cool, pour it into a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. The next day my husband, who likes cold coffee. drinks the rest at his lunch time. This way I don’t get tired too soon and can watch Jeopardy all the way to the end. I used to fall asleep at all the endings of shows and movies on the TV. Now I can stay awake. If one can drink and enjoy coffee, it can be a good source of anti inflammatory medicine for some people. I have eliminated those drugs that had the same effect, mistermuse. 🙂


    • mistermuse 7:54 am on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like a good tip, Michaeline. Thanks!


    • Sam373 3:47 am on April 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      In a world as screwedup as ours; the question comes from deep inside of us;have you given up the fight? Then you picked up your pen and wrote:
      “NO, just the struggle”.

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    • mistermuse 10:31 am on April 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A very thoughtful comment, though I prefer to think of it more like a journey than a “fight,” as my search is for reality, not combat. Granted, however, that one must “fight” one’s way through a lot of crap along the way in order to separate the wheat from the chaff.


  • mistermuse 7:24 am on March 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , sleep   



    To be prolific
    May be terrific,
    But I would rather
    Find dreams to gather.

    I soar above things;
    Aside I shove things.
    My destination:

    Though I know it’s the season,
    I don’t “spring forward.” Treason!
    So I’ll take the rap….
    Only first, my nap.



    • arekhill1 12:33 pm on March 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      As someone who lives by my personal slogan,
      That apathy is the king of emotion
      And procrastination is the only worthwhile labor
      This Sunday ditty I do favor.


    • mistermuse 1:41 pm on March 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Ricardo, I applaud your most poetic junket.
      I’m impressed, ’cause I wouldn’t have thunk it.


    • Michaeline Montezinos 11:16 pm on March 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well done, Mr. Muse and Sir Ricardo. I don’t think I can top these wonderful tomes.


    • mistermuse 7:02 am on March 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You are an excellent judge of characters, Michaeline.


    • Don Frankel 7:01 am on March 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I read this on March 8th. I finally got around to posting a comment.


    • mistermuse 8:02 am on March 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      That’s the spirit, Don!


      • Michaeline Montezinos 7:48 am on March 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I reread the comments here. I finally got the pun from Mr. Muse about me being an excellent judge of characterS…Hee! Hee! That was a kind of a sniglet, right?

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  • mistermuse 7:39 pm on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bed humor, hit the hay, hit the sack, , , sleep, wrong side of the bed   


    Have you heard the one about the best cure for insomnia? Get more sleep.
    In order to do that, it might help if you go to bed instead of staying up late reading….unless, of course, you’re reading this post, in which case, all beds are off. You can’t get (revised) wisdom like this in your dreams, you know:

    Gone to bed with the chickens.
    Mr. Rooster says it’s a hard life, but somebody’s got to do it.

    You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.
    Like you don’t lie enough when you’re awake?

    She got up on the wrong side of the bed.
    Buy a bed that doesn’t have two wrong sides.

    She looks like an unmade bed.
    Makeup-wise, face it — the bed can wait. It’s not going anywhere.

    I hate to be a wet blanket, but it’s time to hit the hay….or the sack, if it’s a good night.
    Good night.

    • Don Frankel 6:35 am on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.”
      So why am I broke?


    • mistermuse 10:31 am on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Don, along with being healthy and wise, no doubt you’re also handsome and saintly, so be happy with 4 out of 5….just like I have to be satisfied with my 4 bed-sayings (if I’d thought of yours, my piece wouldn’t be a FOUR-POSTER, and a FIVE-POSTER wouldn’t work here – though it would definetly be a novelty).


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