Enmity Toward the Press

0bcfb788-a484-4d91-8e3e-f7faf0c722cdHe calls the stories in newspapers, magazines, and on TV about him “fake news. He refers to the free press as “the enemy of the people.”

But in a way, I understand Donald Trump’s enmity toward the press. After all, they call out his lies, they fact check his “alternative facts,” and they demonstrate just how unhinged, unfit, and unqualified he is to hold the office of President of the United States.

By printing what he says and does, by video taping his own words, by counting his lies, and by documenting his misstatements and fabrications, the press is demonstrating the depth of his narcissism, his lack of knowledge, his inability to be empathetic, and his moronic delusions.

By quoting him, the press is showing that he has an inability to construct cohesive sentences, which is not surprising, given the clearly chaotic way his mind works.

Unfortunately and inexplicably, about 40% of American voters hang on his every word and believe every lie that escapes his lips. Apparently, if they even watch news, it’s only Fox News. And if they even read newspapers, it’s only conservative newspapers.

So the master of the con continues to carry on and we just have to hope that the press will continue to do the job that the Republicans in Congress seem to be unable and unwilling to do: keep the president in check for the good of the country.


Written for the benefit of America and for my one-word challenge (enmity).

Ill-Conceived Celebration

559FE81C-5F73-4C41-A131-1A8BF3DD6516“I need a pencil,” Aaron said. “Can you quit squatting in that corner and find me one?”

“Why do you need a pencil?” Ray asked.

“I’m planning the celebration.”

“What celebration?”

“To honor the President. He’s coming to town for a rally.”

“You want to plan a celebration for that imperious bastard?”

“He’s the President. We can’t afford not to celebrate his being here.”

“I can’t believe how happy you are to capitulate to that moron who is destroying our nation.

(Exactly 82 words)


26D489A5-3E66-4D92-866E-0551A1656DA9Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt (“celebration” in exactly 82 words). And for: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pencil), Ragtag Daily Prompt (squat), Your Daily Word Prompt (imperious), Scotts Daily Prompt (afford), and Word of the Day Challenge (capitulate).

Through the Looking Glass

3C35E73F-D488-430A-8E90-C1519D8E577C“I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” Donald Trump claimed of the job he and his administration did last year after the island was hit by a devastating hurricane. He also claimed that, “in a certain way, the best job we did was Puerto Rico, but nobody would understand that. I mean, it’s harder to understand.”

Earlier this month, Puerto Rico’s governor formally raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria to an estimated 2,975 from 64 following a study conducted by researchers at The George Washington University.

But of course, looking through whatever prism it is that he uses to view the world, Trump refutes the report and denies that nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico died as a result of Hurricane Maria. This morning he tweeted:

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000…

“…..This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

The current President of the United States is, as his former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson allegedly said, a fucking moron.


Written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “prism.”

Movie Time

E369BC62-3B7C-41AE-B3DF-FD96F3C24BCBDonald Trump says that he is “hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts. And you go one further step and that’s the movies.”

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.