Yet Another Totally Crazy Thing Donald Trump Said

839FE8D6-5E15-49FC-A2BA-D6990A8CCACE“If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries,” Donald Trump said in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday. “I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don’t want that guy.”

Of course, a presidential candidate, after winning the primaries and getting his party’s nomination at the convention, is not in a position to fire the sitting FBI Director. Or, for that matter, anyone in the then current president’s cabinet or administration.

Perhaps he realized the absurdity of what he said, because he then said, “Or at least fired him the first day on the job. I would have been better off firing him or putting out a statement that I don’t want him there when I get there.”

It’s hard to believe that this idiot is the President of the United States. Every time he opens his mouth, he demonstrates how incompetent he really is.

And to those who don’t recognize that and who still unquestionably support him, all I can say is that you are delusional.

One-Liner Wednesday — Take Two

D7D100D2-1640-482F-B65A-9FA83F191571.jpeg“This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”

Donald Trump

I know I already posted my response to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt earlier, but when I heard what Donald Trump said today when he visited parts of North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, I had to share this quote from him.

In addition to his brilliant and astute (and by that I mean stupid and moronic) observation about the hurricane, our president was particularly struck by a storm-tossed yacht that smashed into a New Bern, NC home and lodged against the house’s deck.

Trump looked at the yacht and asked the home owner if it was his boat. When the owner said no, Trump replied, “at least you got a nice boat out of the deal.”

You just can’t make this shit up.

FFfPP — Who’s a Good Boy?

57BDF863-4DB4-4015-8BB5-A93840AA0647“Who’s a good boy?” Adam called out to Bandit. “You’re a good boy. Oh yes you are.”

“If he’s such a good boy,” Sally said, “Why isn’t he listening to you? He’s just trotting away, not bringing the ball back.”

“He’ll bring it back to me when he’s ready,” Adam said to Sally. And then turning to Bandit, he said, “Yes you will, because you’re a good boy.”

“You seriously need to take that dog to obedience school,” Sally said.

“He is obedient,” Adam insisted, “But on his own terms, that’s all.”

“So who’s the master and who’s the pet in this dynamic?” Sally asked, “because he does whatever he wants and not what you want him to.”

As Adam and Sally were watching Bandit play in the pond’s shallow water, two men came up behind them. “Your wallets and your phones,” one of them, brandishing a knife, said. Sally screamed and Adam called out, “Bandit!”

The large golden retriever bounded out of the water, barking loudly. The man with the knife dropped it, and the two horrified muggers ran off.

“Who’s a good boy?” Sally said, bending down to embrace Bandit when he came running back to them. “You’re a good boy. Oh yes you are.”

(207 words)

Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Photo credit: MorgueFileJune2018 1418535473h5g6w. Sorry I went over the 200 word limit by seven words.

A Few Extra Ingredients

40E0794D-69C6-43F6-B78A-090720E93602“I guess it won’t be harmful to add a few extra ingredients to the recipe,” Darlene said.

“Well, Darlene,” her best friend, Andrea said, “I’m not trying to cajole you into doing something you’re not comfortable doing, but I do think it would, shall we say, improve the final product.”

“Let’s hope it won’t ruin things,” Darlene said. “People are counting on me and the last thing I want to do is to deteriorate the flavor.”

“If anything,” Andrea said, “it will enhance it for everyone.”

Later that night, as the party progressed, everyone was marveling at how great Darlene’s cookies were. “Darlene,” Greg said, “these are, far and away, the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever tasted. They are truly exemplary.”

“Thanks, Greg,” Darlene said. “But Andrea deserves the credit. She brought over some special ingredients that she suggested I add to the recipe”

“Whatever the recipe is,” Sammy, another guest at the party said, “you should apply for a copyright. The more of these cookies I eat, the more I want.”

Darlene looked over at Andrea and smiled. “So do you think we can get a copyright for our recipe for pot-infused oatmeal raisin cookies?”

Both women broke out in an almost uncontrollable laughter.

Written for the following one-word prompts. Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (guess), Scotts Daily Prompt (harmful), Your Daily Word Prompt (cajole), Daily Addictions (deteriorate), Word of the Day Challenge (exemplary), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (copyright)

Let There Be Light

CB5223E1-7B15-483E-882E-11B6EAFFC818When I walk my dog first thing in the morning and right before I go to bed at night, it’s dark. It’s no big deal because I live in the city and there are streetlights strategically placed along the way.

But a month or so ago, I received a notice from the electric company that it will be replacing all of the existing streetlights in my part of town. The old high-pressure-sodium-vapor (HPSV) lights will be replaced with what the electric company called “efficient, long-lasting light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.”

These new LED streetlights are supposed to last a lot longer than the old HPSV lights and they also use a lot less energy, so the cost of lighting up the city at night will be reduced. (And yet my local taxes continue to go up.)

But what is more important is that LEDs provide a brighter, whiter, more natural-looking and evenly distributed light compared with the older streetlights, which cast a dull, yellowish glow.

278926C3-1E9F-429D-80E7-E95ED37DA1FBSo just last week, the electric company finished the job in my neighborhood. And the good news is that, with the new lights, all the streets are very well lighted, much more so than with the older streetlights.

But there is one downside to the new LED streetlights. Because they focus a brighter, whiter, more intense light across a wider area with fewer dark spots, they also darken the night sky visibility above the streetlights. When I walk my dog at night, I used to be able to see a sky full of stars when I looked up. Now, with the LEDs, I can still see the moon when I look up, but not many stars.

I miss seeing the stars at night when I walk my dog.