Up Where He Belongs

The former President came back from his day at his golf course with a noticeable limp. One of his aides asked him what happened and Trump explained that he drove a ball into the rough and got so angry that he kicked a tree trunk and broke his toe. “But don’t you tell anyone about that,” Trump said. “If you snitch on me to the press I will have to fire you.”

“Unfortunately,” the aide told one of the other aides later, “this is the price you pay when you work for someone with a personality that is off the scale in insanity and narcissism. He’s a total gabble-ratchet and should be sent to a funny farm for the rest of his life.”

“Yeah,” said the other aide, “but I think they should send him to Sing Sing Prison, up where he belongs.”

Inspired by the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge from Jim Adams, where the song “Up Where We Belong” was featured. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (President), Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt (limp), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (snitch), The Daily Spur (price), MMA Storytime (scale), Your Daily Word Prompt (personality), and Word of the Day Challenge (gabble-ratchet).

27 thoughts on “Up Where He Belongs

    • Fandango January 22, 2021 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks, Jim. I know my response to your prompt wasn’t musical, but as soon as I saw “up where we belong,” that’s where my Trump-weary brain took me.

      Liked by 1 person

      • newepicauthor January 22, 2021 / 12:31 pm

        This is an open challenge and music is not a requirement, and as far as I am concerned, I will take what ever I can get, as this may be the least popular challenge on WordPress. you did great and I am happy that you considered writing in my challenge.

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  1. amoralegria January 22, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Gobble-ratchet?? I’ve never heard this term, but now I will look it up. Thank you for the story – it fits my Facebook challenge to decide where Trump should go after he left office!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 22, 2021 / 12:22 pm

      It’s one of those weird words that Melanie keeps choosing when it’s her turn to host the Word of the Day Challenge. In this case it means a noisy child.


    • Fandango January 22, 2021 / 2:45 pm

      Turns out I misspelled it. It’s “gabble-ratchet.”


  2. Melanie B Cee January 22, 2021 / 1:35 pm

    Sounds like that orange dick-trator… Great way to weave in the Word Of the Day too! Because that orange twerp was the biggest ‘gobble-ratchet of all freakin’ time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 22, 2021 / 2:51 pm

      I realized after I posted it that it should have been GABBLE-ratchet, and I have since corrected my post. Of course, I blame autocorrect.


  3. Carol Carlisle January 22, 2021 / 2:24 pm

    I watched the gobble-ratchet take off in the helicopter so happy to see him go up anywhere but the White House. Breathing a sigh of relief 😅

    Liked by 1 person

    • Myrna Migala January 22, 2021 / 8:07 pm

      Yes, it is difficult to forget a Great President, now we are stuck with RESIDENT Biden.

      I hope and pray he will be as great a man.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Sadje January 22, 2021 / 9:28 pm

        I hope he will deal with all the mess DT has left behind

        Liked by 1 person

        • Myrna Migala January 23, 2021 / 8:40 am

          You mean like a great economy, hope for the innocent babies, kept us out of war. Enjoy the continued riots and illegals entering California climb private fences to take, take and take
          I wonder how you will cope when retirement funds disappear, and one can no longer express their free speech, what goes around, comes around. Let me know your secrets/ideas, please share with others.

          One positive about this selection are more people are turning to God for hope, and that alone is worth the steal.

          Thank you for your polite replies although we don’t agree.

          People complain about DT’s personality, do what I do, don’t invite him to your house for dinner; during his next term! Sooner than later!

          Liked by 1 person

          • Fandango January 23, 2021 / 2:01 pm

            Hmm. Didn’t he initiate separating innocent, living, breathing babies from their parents at the border? Oh wait, they weren’t white babies, so that was okay. Your favorite President, Myrna, will go down in history as the worst President America ever had.

            Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje January 22, 2021 / 10:53 pm

        Hopefully, but I think the impeachment trial will keep him in the thoughts of a lot of people.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Myrna Migala January 23, 2021 / 8:44 am

          Did you hear Sadje impeachment has already been filed for Biden, that will be interesting to see.
          It never ends, does it?

          Liked by 1 person

          • Fandango January 23, 2021 / 2:03 pm

            Ha! Right, Myrna. The person who threatened to file that call for Biden’s impeachment is some first-term, right-wing, QAnon nut job and her ridiculous endeavor will go absolutely nowhere. Your comment is laughable.

            Liked by 1 person

      • Myrna Migala January 23, 2021 / 8:42 am

        Fandango, when I read your reply above, I got the feeling you didn’t expect HESITANT Biden to be around too long.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango January 23, 2021 / 1:33 pm

          Not true, Myrna. I hope he’s around for a long time. My “hopefully not for too much longer” comment was how much longer Trump will still be on my mind.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. Myrna Migala January 23, 2021 / 2:21 pm

    I truly understood just wanted to yank your chain, thanks for the conversation!

    Liked by 2 people

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