Movie Time

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Yes, with respect to movies and video games, Trump is proposing something truly innovative. “Maybe they have to put a ratings system for that,” he suggested.

And just as Trump said last year that “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated,” he now apparently believes that nobody before him thought that movies and video games should have age-based ratings.

Has Donald Trump ever gone to see a movie? Does he not realize that there has long been an age-ratings system for movies that depict violence? That system from the Motion Picture Association of America was implemented in the Sixties. It rates movies based upon violence, sexual content, and language, and it’s recognizable to almost everyone who lives in the country. Who doesn’t know the difference between a G-rated movie and an R-rated movie?

A similar ratings system devised by the Entertainment Software Rating Board has also been implemented and is widely adopted for video games, with T-rated and M-rated games restricted to people 13 or older and 17 or older, respectively.

But best of all, Trump’s movie and video game ratings system will take all the pressure off the NRA, since what’s really behind mass shootings is video game and movie violence, not guns.

The President of the United States is a fucking moron.


Sorry that this is my second politically oriented post of the day, but there’s so much crazy shit going on that it’s hard not to comment on it.

Tricked and Trapped

According to the former Republican congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, “Putting [Donald] Trump in a room with five or six hardened, very clever lawyers, all of whom are trying to trick him and trap him, would be a very, very bad thing.”

First, if Donald Trump has nothing to hide and has been honest and truthful, how could even the smartest, cleverest, most hardened lawyers trick or trap the man?

Second, Donald Trump insists that he’s really smart, has the best memory, and is a stable genius. So how could someone that smart, with that great a memory, and who is such a genius be tricked or trapped?

Unless, that is, he hasn’t been truthful and honest, is not as smart as he thinks he is, doesn’t have the great memory he claims to have, and is neither a genius or very stable.

I guess Gingrich doesn’t have much faith in his Commander-in-Chief. What do you think?

Promises Plus

Looking back at his first year in office, Donald Trump bombastically told Republicans at a GOP retreat in West Virginia on Thursday that this past year was one of the greatest years in the history of politics.

“For the last 12 months,” Trump said, “I have kept one promise after another, and we’re just getting started.

And then, in true Tumpian style, he said, “We’ve fulfilled far more promises than we promised.” And then he added, “I call it ‘promises plus.’”

Fulfilled more promises than he made? Seriously, you just can’t make this shit up.

Profuse Liar

Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter lately. Has he turned a corner? Is he becoming presidential? Did the White House staff hide his phone?

Never mind. This morning he broke his short-lived Twitter silence with a blatant lie, one that is easily disproven.

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Trump’s claim that 45.6 million people watched his State of the Union address on Tuesday checks out. But then the Liar-in-Chief, who must always be the best, the most, the biggest, and the greatest, claimed that the number of people who watched his SOTU address was the “highest number in history.”

A simple Google search confirms that Trump once again lied. Viewership of his first State of the Union was somewhere in the middle of the pack. The largest on record for viewership was George W. Bush’s 2003 speech, which attracted 62 million viewers.

Trump’s lie was so blatantly false that Fox News felt it necessary to correct Trump.

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You know it’s bad when even Fox News (aka, Trump TV) calls out Trump, a profuse liar, for having told yet another so easily provable lie.

Sad.


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “profuse.”

All About Cavities

 

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I was going to write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt, “cavity,” with a snarky post about how Trump supporters have a cavity in their heads where their brains should be.heart cavity

Or perhaps how Donald Trump, his GOP enablers in Congress, his big business cronies, and his Russian backers have a cavity in their chests where their hearts should be.

But then I thought better of it because, well, I have good teeth. The last time I had a cavity was when I was ten years old. And I’m now quite a bit older than ten.

I did have to wear braces during my teen years. And because I inherited relatively large teeth from my father and a relatively small jaw, courtesy of my mother, I had to have four teeth extracted in order to get my large teeth to properly align in my small mouth.

Unlike most people I know, I don’t mind going to the dentist. During my twice yearly visits, the dental hygienist scrapes the accumulated plaque from my teeth and shines them up. Easy peasy and relatively painless.

Then the actual dentist comes in, checks everything out, tells me it all looks good, and then complains that he’s not making any money off of my mouth.

I bet he voted for Trump.