Thursday, May 18, 2017


  My goodness,Donald, you sound eerily reminiscent of
"Tricky Dick Nixon"!
   He gave another one of those commencement speeches
for the Coast Guard graduates yesterday  From what I can
surmise the last half of his diatribe was a bit of a whineathon
about how unfair he is being treated by the press, etc.
We've heard all of this before. Multiple times, in fact.
Yo', climb down off the cross, bro!  Nobody is buying
that " I am a martyr for America" bullshit that you keep
spewing.  I think the boy has some Munchhausen Syndrome
rattling around in his noggin. ("Sniffle, sniffle - nobody knows
how much I sacrifice"- yada, yada, yada)
   Only four months in office and already he's become daily
fodder.  And there is no one to blame but himself.
   Isn't he also in the process of cutting the budget for the
Coast Guard by a few billion?  That whiny little speech
must have gone over really well. I really rather doubt, being
as uninformed as he is, that he has any sort of clue just what
the Coast Guard does.  More's the pity!  Maybe he can conjure
up a seance with Andrew Jackson, and the two of them
can confab at Mar Lago, or  one of his other golf courses.
Maybe they can share a dessert.
   I need coffee!

OK, I made it back. 9:20 AM

    The news tells us that the Donald is heading off  for
some semblance of official visit to Saudi Arabia. Pardon
me, but isn't Saudi Arabia one of those Muslim countries?
Aren't these the very same  folks that he is taking such
pains to ban from the USA?  And wasn't he the very same
man that was mocking and vilifying the Muslims during
last years election?  Seems a little more than odd.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


   Priceless... Absolutely priceless!  This is closely akin to
having Jeffry Dahmer telling you what to stock in your fridge
for the holidays.
  At first blush I asked myself what institution of higher
education would possible invite the Prez to give an
inspirational speech.  Then I discovered that his usual
pandering diatribe was delivered to Liberty University.
This school, as far as I have been able to reconnoiter,
was founded by Jerry Falwell.  Wasn't he one of those
late night televangelists?  Right up there with Ernest Ansley,
Pat Robertson, Jimmy Sweigert, and the myriad of other
so-called spiritual and motivational speakers.   Just a
couple of steps up from a traveling tent show.  Of course
the Donald, being the carnival barker that he is, fits right
in.  They loved him primarily because he pandered to
them.   I'm sure he swiped a few quotations from his
daughters motivational book.  Why not? She culled
Bartlett's Quotations and slapped them in her book just
to give it some bulk.  Doesn't take you anywhere, but
certainly drops a few names. Same sort of shallow
  He doesn't seem to be getting a lot of admiration in the
Press these days. Something about sharing secret information
with Russia.  The Press seems to keep making comparisons
to Watergate, but this is nothing like Watergate., other than
the fact that every time the Donald opens his mouth
he seems to be uttering another lie.  See, America isn't the
first nation to elect a despot as head of the nation. He's gonna
have a log haul to complete his term in office. He's only been
in office around four months and the dissent is only only
going to get louder and stronger.
   Word has it that the first family will  be reunited in the
fall. Wonder how long that will last.  By all indicators she
does not appear to be a happy camper.  And I have my
doubts about little young Barron enjoyng the new digs and
the new school.  The press said he would be attending
St. Andrews Episcopal School.  It's a Prep School, I believe.
Wonder how he'll like the school uniform.  Probably not!
 People are already  making wagers on how long she will
say in D.C before she gets fed up and decides  she wants her
life back and makes  swift exit back to the Big Apple.
Only time shall tell.  Off for some breakfast.    

Friday, May 12, 2017


   It must be one of those inherited family traits.

  Insipid, vapid, patronizing, condescending, banal,
pretentious, and socially demented, are but a few of
the rather descriptive adjectives that have been used
to describe the new book by Ivanka Trump.Presumably
there is a rather bland and oft used phrase about
"becoming the architect of your life".  None of this
is new, of course.  I remember hearing this tired phrase
in several episodes of "Six Feet Under". It was called
"The Plan", which was one of those myriad of
self help groups that seems to incessantly talk in riddles
and worn out cliches. A lot of quotes, but from what I
can tell, none of them were her own.  Could have been
a writer for that new TNNA brochure.  Some sort
of incoherent double speak. Not a literary masterpiece,
in other words.
  Let's see: another healthcare bill pushed through the
House, the firing of the head of the FBI, Jeff Sessions
wants to ramp up the war on drugs and toss anyone in
jail that even thinks about smoking a joint, and just this
morning I saw a story about some Rep. in Okla.  that
wants to turn any child that doesn't converse in English
to be turned over to ICE to save money for the state.
There's a real heartwarming story for you!  His name
will splash about in the news for a couple of days,
and then even he will be forgotten.  A real  humanitarian.
   The antics of this administration have become a
rather mundane sideshow.There is something missing
in that gene pool.
  Nixon's name has been popping up these last few days.
And the Watergate fiasco.  But a least  Nixon didn't
despise the citizens of this nation the way Trump does.
OK, all for the moment.  I am off to fix some breakfast.