It’s going to be a very bumpy ride.
“The hubris of the man is unmatched,” Mark said. “I wish that some Republicans in the Senate would vote to remove him.”
“I think you’re being a bit rash, my friend,” Danny said. “Sure, Trump is a total moron, but if he’s kicked out office, Pence will take his place. You know what will happen then, don’t you?”
“Yeah, guys like us will be sent to gay conversion therapy camps,” Mark said.
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “hubris” in exactly 94 words. Also for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (wish), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rash), Word of the Day Challenge (tinsel), Your Daily Word Prompt (cherish), The Daily Spur (excitement), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (joy)
French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, Voltaire
Voltaire, who also said, “If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him,” was likely making reference to religion in this week’s one-liner. Followers and believers are expected to unquestionably accept the teachings of the church and the stories in holy books such as the Bible, which to my rational mind, can be quite absurd. After all, look back across human history at the myriad atrocities that have been committed through the ages in the name of God and religion.
But I have a more contemporary interpretation of Voltaire’s quote that has to do with the way Donald Trump keeps saying and doing a absolutely absurd things, which his loyal base, the Republicans in Congress, and the “on-air personalities” and viewers of Fox News not only believe but embrace.
And his atrocities that they seem to turn a blind eye toward include, but are not limited to:
I could go on and on, but I think I’ve made my point. Besides, this post has gone way beyond being a one-liner.
Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.
“That’s not fair, Charlie,” Carla said. I’m extremely fastidious about completing my assigned tasks. I find doing my job the right way to be very uplifting and it’s important to me that I’m thorough and complete. I want to make sure I decipher these top secret, coded communications correctly. And it doesn’t help to have you all over my ass. So you choose. Are you looking for speed or accuracy?”
“You’re right, Carla.” Charlie admitted. “There’s too much at stake if these covert communications are misinterpreted. Take your time and continue to decipher these transactions between Putin and Trump.”
Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (snail), The Daily Spur (pride), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fastidious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (task), Word of the Day Challenge (uplifting), and Your Daily Word Prompt (decipher).
Former American Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
Who said Trump isn’t a politician?
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.