Why America Doesn’t Go Metric

A605BE5C-C659-43D9-AA6D-1006A0527298I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live a week or so ago and he had a guest, Australian actress Cate Blanchett, on his show. During part of Kimmel’s interview, Cate pointed out that it’s confusing when people from other countries visit America because most other countries around the globe use the metric system, while the U.S. is still on the imperial system for weights and measures. It’s the same issue with Celsius versus Fahrenheit.

Cate asked Jimmy why the U.S. stubbornly clings to the imperial system when just about every other country uses the metric system.

Jimmy’s response pretty well summed things up nicely. “We elected Donald Trump,” he said. “Do you actually think we’re going to switch to the metric system, like the rest of the world?”

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.

Armed and Dangerous

6B573425-B8E4-4432-91C8-0269AA04BD42A foreshadowing of things to come?

I’ve been concerned for many months that, were something to happen to Donald Trump, from indictment to impeachment, violence on the part of his ardent supporters will ensue.

At the risk of sounding a bit over dramatic, we may be standing at the precipice of a new American civil war.

Vladimir Putin must be licking his chops.

Born in America

E76CA8ED-75C5-4199-B3C7-D8B5E5CA64CDHere’s a true story ripped from the headlines that illustrates life in America under Donald Trump.

A woman was born in a farmhouse in the 1970s in Leavenworth County, Kansas, the heartland of America. Days after she was born, her father went to the local courthouse to certify her birth and was issued a legal birth certificate.

This woman had been issued a U.S. passport before using her birth certificate as proof of her American citizenship. She went to renew her passport and her local passport agency accepted her birth certificate. But a few days later she received a letter from the federal division of the U.S. Passport Agency out of Houston telling her the application was denied and required further documentation.

The letter stated that, because her birth certificate was not issued at a institution or hospital, it was not considered proof enough of her citizenship. Some of the additional items that the passport agency said would be acceptable were a border crossing or green card for her parents issued prior to her birth and family early religious records such as a family Bible.

WTF? The woman’s parents were born in the United States, so there are no border cards or green cards in the family history. “Family religious records?” the woman said. “We don’t have any. Family Bible? They won’t accept a birth certificate but they will accept a family Bible?”

According to the U.S. State Department website, a birth certificate is acceptable proof of citizenship. But the U.S. Passport Agency may have the authority to consider a person’s application on a “case by case basis.”

So look out Americans. Being born and raised in the United States to parents who were also born in the U.S., and having a legitimate birth certificate just won’t cut it anymore in Trumplandia. Remember to bring your family Bible to the passport office.