Who Won the Week? 07/25/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for who won the week this week was a surprise, even to me. I’m going with Tom Brady. Let me first say that, as a long time New England Patriots fan, I was pissed at Brady for his decision to leave the Pats and go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. I also was pissed at Brady for being a golfing buddy with Donald Trump.

I’m not ready to say that all is forgiven, but I have to give Brady credit for, at age 43, leading the Bucs to their Super Bowl win this year. But why I’m choosing him as my winner this week is because of a few swipes he made at Donald Trump when Brady and his Tampa Bay teammates were invited to celebrate their Super Bowl victory by Joe Biden at the White House.The Bucs were the first Super Bowl winning team since 2017 to accept a sitting president’s White House invitation. Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion (six times as the quarterback of the Patriots) joked about Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud. Brady stood nearby as Biden hailed the Bucs for beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 7th.

When he took to the lectern, Brady joked about how he can sympathize with some of the criticism Biden has received for his age. Brady said, “We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?”

Biden, who was often referred to as “Sleepy Joe” by Trump last year, responded with a smile, saying, “I don’t know!”

Brady then noted that his team’s performance took off after starting last year’s NFL season with a tepid 7-5 record. “We found our rhythm, we got on a roll,” Brady said. “Not a lot of people, you know, thought that we could have won. About 40% of the people still don’t think we won.”

Brady looked at Biden and said, “You understand that, Mr President?”

“I understand that,” said Biden to laughter.

So here’s to you, Tom Brady.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Delusional

I read in the just published book, “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, something that made me think of the image that Frank (aka PCGuy IV) uses in his Truthful Tuesday prompts.

In that book, Donald Trump was quote as having said…

“I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice-president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me.”

This is reminiscent of a few years back when the White House, on Trump’s insistence, reached out to the governor of South Dakota and asked what the process was to get his likeness added to Mount Rushmore.

This man is delusional to think, much less to say aloud, that his name should be mentioned in the company of Washington and Lincoln or that his face should be carved on Mount Rushmore along side of theirs.

And now he truly believes that he won the election this past November and that he is going to be reinstated as president.

Trump belongs in a psychiatric facility, not as a serious candidate for president in 2024. Open your eyes, America — especially Republicans. It’s time to let that madman go.

Share Your World — 07/19/21

Here are Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week.

Are justice and the law necessarily the same thing?

This must be one of Melanie’s silly questions. If justice and the law were the same, then Donald Trump, his three adult children, Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and a whole host of other Trump enablers and sycophants who have promoted Trump’s The Big Lie would be behind bars.

Which kitchen appliance do you use every day?

My grind and brew coffee maker, of course.

What is one thing you’ll never do again?

Probably fly. When I was working, I flew nearly three million miles for my job — and no, I wasn’t a pilot or a flight attendant. I haven’t set foot in a plane since I retired at the end of 2016, and as far as I’m concerned, if I never have to fly again, it will be too soon.

What event escalated very quickly?

The Donald Trump inspired January 6th insurrection attempt on the Capitol Building. I expected there to be protests from the MAGA mob, but I never expected the bloodthirsty violence and the attempt to lay siege to the seat of our country’s government.

SoCS — Tainted Word

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to write a post about our least favorite word.

Up until about six years ago, I didn’t have strong feelings one way or the other about what is now my least favorite word. It’s actually a pretty innocuous word. It’s a word that has three primary definitions.

The first definition is associated with several card games, where it refers to a playing card of the suit chosen to rank above the others, which can win a trick where a card of a different suit has been led.

The second definition is associated with beating someone or something by saying or doing something better.

The third definition is a dependable and exemplary person.

Have you figured out the word I’m referring to yet, the word that I now consider to be my least favorite word? Of course you have. You are very bright people, so you know that the word I’m thinking of is…

trump

Today the word “trump” conjures up a very negative feeling in me. The word is not a powerful card, or something or someone that beats something or someone else. And it’s certainly not a dependable or exemplary person.

No, in my mind, thanks to Donald J. Trump, synonyms for the word “trump” are incompetent, arrogant, idiotic, egotistical, ignorant, racist, sexist, narcissistic, liar, conman, and asshole. Donald Trump has single-handedly redefined the meaning of the word and turned it into my least favorite word. Whenever I hear or see the word “trump” today, it makes me sick to my stomach.