Good Riddance Donald and Melania Trump

To no one’s surprise President Donald Trump didn’t invite president-elect Joe Biden to the White House for the traditional Oval Office meeting between incoming and outgoing presidents. The narcissist-in-chief didn’t concede to Biden or congratulate him, even though the Democratic challenger won in an electoral college and popular vote landslide. The petulant man-child will become the first president in over a century not to attend the inauguration of his successor.

Post-election Trump abandoned his presidential responsibilities and dedicated himself to sabotaging the presidential transition and spreading the Big Lie that Biden stole the election. Therefore, nobody is surprised at Trump’s petulant, childish, spiteful and resentful behavior since his humiliating defeat.

Melania Trump will become the first modern first lady not to invite the woman who will replace her to the White House for a walk-through of the private living quarters. The “Be Best” first lady is as classy and gracious as her disgraced and defeated husband.

It’s not surprising that Trump is leaving office with the lowest approval rating of his presidency and that Melania will be exiting the White House with the lowest rating of her tenure as first lady.

Clearly Trump and his Slovenian mail-order bride have worn out their welcome. Goodbye and good riddance!

Happy 99th Birthday Betty White

Happy birthday Betty White. Legend. Icon. Diva. Ninety-nine years young and still ticking. White began her television career in 1939; her wit, charm and prodigious talent have helped America survive existential catastrophes from World War II to Vietnam to the year 2020, the Annus horribilis that we thought would never end.

For 80 years Betty has been a mainstay in the realm of entertainment, in the 50’s she hosted and produced her own daily talk/variety show, The Betty White Show, in the 60’s she was a ubiquitous presence on network game shows, in the 70’s she had us in stitches as the man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Show, in the 80’s and 90’s she was the comedic linchpin in The Golden Girls, in the 2000s she made dozens of appearances on the soap opera The Bold and Beautiful (is anyone more bold and beautiful than our queen?), and in the 2010’s she played the outrageous role of Elka Ostrovsky in Hot in Cleveland.

White never achieved the superstar status of a Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna or Oprah Winfrey but after eight decades of being in the entertainment industry she’s now the brightest star in the galaxy.

And when the Grim Reaper finally catches up to her, like he does with all of us, her bright spirit will continue to shine in our hearts and in our minds.

Happy 99th Birthday Betty White!

Clueless Ivanka Tweets Her Father’s ‘Accomplishments’

Fortunately, Hitler didn’t have any children, he didn’t leave a clueless daughter behind to tout her daddy’s accomplishments: he made Germany great again, he made the trains run on time, he cleansed society of weaklings and misfits …

Unfortunately, Trump has five children from three marriages: Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump with Ivana Trump; Tiffany Trump with Marla Maples; and Barron Trump with First Lady Melania Trump.

Don Jr and Eric Trump are as empty-headed and loquacious as their father and no doubt they will continue to brag about the president’s perceived accomplishments long after the Grim Reaper has taken him to hell.

Trump frequently brags about the physical attractiveness of Ivanka, and dad’s favorite girl has returned the favor by tweeting about his accomplishments, borrowing from a list from the White House website:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/

You can read the list and decide for yourself how many are really accomplishments and not flat-out lies, exaggerations or the opposite of an accomplishment.

With only days left before loser Trump leaves office, Ivanka would have been well-advised to apologize for her father’s horrific errors in judgement instead of bragging about his supposed achievements.

History may devote a few pages to the stock market’s resurgence during Trump’s administration, but volumes will be written about his catastrophic response to the coronavirus pandemic, his sexual assault of dozens of women, his two impeachments, his embrace of white nationalism, his ongoing promotion of conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 election, and his general all-around fuckery.

Ivanka, just shut the hell up. How I wish you were banished from social media, just like your father.

Franklin Graham Compares 10 Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot

“Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday. After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation.”

Franklin Graham tweet

Rev. Franklin Graham, the head of the non-profit Samaritan’s Purse, has been a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump. He has stood by the short-fingered vulgarian’s side throughout every credible allegation of sexual assault, every outrageous lie, every racist comment and every other toxic word and action that’s antithetical to the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

On January 6, 2020 millions of Americans were sickened when they witnessed Trump incite his followers to break down the doors of the Capitol and commit unspeakable crimes of murder, vandalism, theft and mayhem.  I was so outraged that I wrote several essays condemning the insurrection, wanton violence and obscenely unchristian behavior, but Graham mildly rebuked Trump, saying:

“I don’t think it was the president’s finest moment.”

I am hardly surprised that Graham likened the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. Where we see profiles in courage, Graham sees apostates who fail to recognize Trump as a messianic figure who can do no wrong.

On “Fox and Friends Weekend”, Graham asserted that only God can address the problems that America currently faces. I can bullshit on that assertion! It’s up to all Americans, believers and unbelievers alike, to acknowledge and address the problems facing America.

And Trump is the biggest problem facing America, and I applaud the ten Republican congresspersons who voted to impeach him. Trump isn’t the only problem facing America, white evangelical ministers who support the fascist-in-chief are complicit in his crimes, and we must condemn them in no uncertain terms.

The MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell Still Hugging Trump as Warmly as He Hugs His Pillow

The business community isn’t waiting for the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, they have already rendered their verdict that the inciter-in-chief is an existential threat to our democracy and the rule of law, and they have determined that business can’t flourish under the rule of a tyrant.

The Trump brand is toxic and major corporations are severing their ties with the Trump organization. From JPMorgan Chase to Marriott, financial institutions have stopped donating to the GOP, and especially the congresspersons and senators who incited the MAGA crowd to desecrate the citadel of American democracy, the Capitol.

Mike Lindell, the CEO OF MyPillow never got the memo, he attended the January 6 pro-Trump rally before the insurrectionists marched to the Capitol, and he continues to vehemently defend the disgraced president.

Instead of cutting ties with the toxic president The MyPillow guy is steal offering the discount code “FightFor Trump”. This was the war cry of the Nazis, QAnon cultists, white evangelicals, militia members and other assorted riff-raff who attacked the Capitol and attempted to destroy our democracy.

Since the siege, Lindell has appeared on right-wing cable networks to spread the malicious and blatantly false lies that the pro-Trump rioters were “very peaceful” and that antifa members dressed up as MAGA faithful were responsible for the violence, vandalism and destruction.

Trump will be impeached by the House today, and hopefully he will be removed by the Senate in short order. But not only must we cut off the head of the snake, we must also exterminate all the rats like Lindell who worshiped the snake from the pit of hell.

Without Twitter Donald Trump is an Emasculated Despot

Donald Trump was a prolific poster on Twitter before he was elected president of the United States. As a private citizen he exploited the social media platform to express his racist views and to initiate online feuds with celebrities for publicity and his own perverse amusement.

Trump ramped up his abuse of Twitter when he became president, using it as his primary way of communicating with his base and as a tool to intimidate reluctant Republicans from dissenting from Trumpism.

On January 8, 2021 Twitter finally permanently banned his account, but only after he used it to whip his followers into a frenzy of violence and insurrection.

Trump insurrectionists desecrated the temple of American democracy: murdering a police officer, committing multiple acts of vandalism, burglary and violence, smearing feces on the walls and urinating on the halls, and hunting down, with the intent of executing, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence.

The defiled, desecrated and despoiled Capitol building is a metaphor for how Trump employed Twitter to destroy democracy and civil discourse.

Without access to his Twitter feed Trump has been rendered mute; he’s hiding out in the White House while members of his administration resign in protest and an increasing number Republican congressional leaders repudiate him.

Trump is a corrupt, racist, incompetent, amoral and authoritarian buffoon, and his administration would have ended in American carnage without Twitter as one of his most potent weapons to destroy democracy.

But his access to social media platforms to spread wild conspiracy theories, incite his cult-like followers and attack defenders of liberty and democracy was a turbo boost for his nihilist agenda.

Going forward social media sites must clamp down on twisted individuals, especially politicians, who use their lies to spread conspiracy theories, insurrection and racism. We must stop the rise of another Donald Trump.

Trump is a Terrorist and He Must be Impeached and Removed From Office

Donald Trump is a terrorist.

Trump has transformed the Republican Party from a conservative political organization with a platform of fiscal responsibility, a strong military, and family values into a cult of personality. The GOP did not roll out a new party platform ahead of the 2020 presidential race because their new platform is unquestioned loyalty to their false messiah. Trump is their platform, period.

The terrorist-in-chief kept Republican congressional leaders in line by threatening to primary them when they showed any signs of deviating from Trumpism. The slightest sign of dissent was immediately crushed with an angry tweet.

Trump didn’t have to threaten his evangelical base because they were already conditioned to blindly accept as gospel any nonsense uttered by their leaders. Trump never threatened them, he just kept them in line by feeding them a steady diet of the racism, homophobia and sexism that they thrive on.

Donald Trump’s incendiary and inflammatory words on January 6, 2020, a day that will leave in infamy, validated what some of us have been warning about for years: he is a terrorist, a tyrant and a traitor.

“We’re just not going to let that happen … And we fight. We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. … So we’re going to . . . walk down Pennsylvania Avenue … to the Capitol … and give our Republicans … the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

These are not the words of a statesman who has humbly accepted the verdict of the electorate, they are the words of a terrorist loser who wants to remain in power by violence and brute strength.

These were the marching orders of a tyrant instructing his followers to storm the Capitol and prevent Congress from certifying president-elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United Sates.

It’s only due to blind luck and the incompetence of the insurrectionists that Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders weren’t murdered.

Trump is a terrorist and he and his band of terrorists must be dealt with as harshly as we deal with international terrorists. The rioters must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and Trump must be impeached by the House and removed from office by the Senate.

Twitter Permanently Bans Trump and He’s Going Nuts

Donald Trump is an incontinent toddler with billions at his disposal to buy the glitziest and most expensive toys in the world; we’ve seen what his money can buy: limousines, mansions, private planes worth hundreds of millions …

But his favorite plaything is his Twitter machine: a perfect device for a lunatic with OCD. He can peck away with his disgusting little fingers on his smart phone at all hours of the day and night.

Nothing has brought more joy to the toddler-in-chief than his Twitter feed, he uses it to boast of his accomplishments, ridicule his enemies, and spread his message of racism and division.

Throughout his administration Trump has used Twitter to incite his base, and to intimidate reluctant Republicans into following his agenda.

Trump without Twitter is like a mobster without a gun, a televangelist without a Bible and an accountant without a calculator. After years of inciting violence and spreading hatred on his favorite social media platform, Twitter has finally banned Trump.

By all accounts Trump is boiling mad that his favorite toy has been taken away from him. He’s as irrational and angry as a toddler whose pacifier has been stripped from his mouth.

For the next 11 days until Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, Trump is the most dangerous person in the world. Will he push the red button out of boredom or a desire to bring the world down with him? God only knows what this maniac will do.

If Trump possessed a shred of dignity and self-awareness, he would immediately resign for the good of the country. We all know that’s not going to happen, therefore is incumbent on Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

Trump Finally Admits He Lost the Election: Video

Two months after President Donald Trump suffered a humiliating landslide defeat to Joe Biden, after losing over 60 lawsuits challenging the election results, after a sustained campaign of sabotaging the transition process, after failing to persuade state legislators and election officials from the battleground states to nullify the election results, after convincing his cult-like followers that the election was stolen from him, after cajoling and urging his sycophants in Congress to echo his big lie of massive election fraud, and after his attempt to sabotage the process of Congress to count the electoral votes and certify Joe Biden as the winner blew up in his face, the inciter-in-chief finally admitted on Thursday that he had lost and would not serve a second term.

Trump made the admission not in a live televised address to a nation shell-shocked by the failed insurrection that he inspired, but in a two-minute video posted on Twitter.

“My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power”, said the monster who has neglected his presidential duties since his election defeat to ensure that the transition would be anything but smooth, orderly and seamless.

The narcissist couldn’t bring himself to formally concede or even name the statesman who defeated him, President-elect Joe Biden.

There are still 12 days left in Trump’s administration, and as sure as night follows day the restrained teleprompter Trump will switch back to the raging maniac before he finally leaves office.

Trump Must be Banned for Life from Twitter and Facebook

After a mob festooned with Trump regalia stormed the Capitol, waving a Confederate flags in the people’s house and committing multiple acts of vandalism and violence, Facebook and Twitter finally suspended President Donald Trump from posting on their respective social media platforms.

Trump’s treasonous act of inciting the MAGA crowd to lay siege to the Capitol was the final straw for the social media behemoths.

Trump was a social media menace before he became president, and he only ramped up his racist and seditious posts during his four-year term. For four interminable years Twitter and Facebook gave the inciter-in-chief free reign to spread his Gospel of violence, hatred and intolerance.

Facebook and Twitter allowed the traitor-in-chief to exploit their platforms to spread his conspiracy theories, blatant lies and racist garbage under the guise that political leaders enjoyed a special dispensation to run roughshod over their rules and standards because it was important for the public to know what they are thinking.

In hindsight it was a huge mistake for social media sites to allow Trump to post messages condoning, indeed inciting violence. This despicable excuse for a human being must be banned for life from Twitter, Facebook and every other social media platform.

Trump Pressures Pence to Save Him January 6

Ostensibly President Trump was campaigning Monday night on behalf of the two Georgia incumbent Republican senators whose defeat in runoff elections on Tuesday could cost the party its majority in the U.S. Senate.

In reality the Dalton rally was a typical MAGA shitshow where the Trump cultists basked in the presence of their false messiah. Trump vented about his humiliating loss for over an hour, and Sen. Kelly Loeffler made a cameo appearance and Sen. David Perdue stayed home because he’s in COVID quarantine.

Trump didn’t put Loeffler and Perdue in the spotlight, he only cares about himself and he wouldn’t lose any sleep if Republicans lose control of the Senate.

Trump’s attention was on his obsequious vice president, Mike Pence and his role on January 6 when Congress is set to certify the Electoral College confirming Joe Biden’s victory.  Trump amped up the pressure on his subordinate, telling the crowd:

“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. I have to tell you. I hope that our great vice president, our great vice president, comes through for us. He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much. No, Mike is a great guy.”

Congress will meet Jan. 6 and open sealed certificates from each state that contain a record of their electoral votes. Bipartisan representatives of both chambers will read the results out loud and do an official count. The president of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, will preside over the session and declare the winner.

Pence’s role is strictly ceremonial, he will simply announce the winner. The vice president isn’t tasked with determining if the state elections were properly administered, and he doesn’t have the power to override the decision of the public and declare Trump the winner. The American electorate has already decided in a landslide that Biden won, and the Electoral College has already certified Biden’s victory, and Pence’s role is to announce the obvious: Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States.

What the hell does Trump expect Pence to do? To make a speech declaring that the electors are part of a deep state conspiracy to rob Trump of his victory? To exclaim that the electors are fired, and that God Almighty wants Trump to retain his throne?

I don’t think so. On Jan 6, 2021 more than 100 Republican members of the House of Representatives and 13 GOP senators will contest the results of the election. But it will all be sound and fury signifying nothing, and at the end of the day Joe Biden will be certified by Congress as the president of the United States.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Ends Opening Prayer for New Congress: ‘Amen and Awoman’ What a Moron’

“May the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace,” Cleaver said during his two-minute invocation, “peace in our families, peace across this land, and dare I ask, o Lord, peace even in this chamber.”

We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and ‘God’ known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and awoman.”

Benediction delivered by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, an ordained minister, lead the 117th Congress in an opening prayer and controversy ensued.

Politicians and preachers are the most disreputable professions, and a representative who’s also a preacher is like a serial killer who moonlights as a rapist.

I’m a devout believer in the separation of church and state, and it’s an abomination for any political gathering to be opened with a word of prayer.

Cleaver was trying to be politically-correct and inclusive to women, but “amen” is not a gendered word. The word translates from Hebrew to mean “so be it.”

I’m not a rocket scientist, theologian or Hebrew linguist, but I’m not an idiot and like most people I know the meaning of “amen.”

When a politician dons the robe of a preacher, he can forget about trying to be politically-correct. Christianity, and indeed any religion, is the antithesis of political-correctness.

Will all due respect the Rep. (or show I say Rev.) Emanuel Cleaver is a fricking idiot, and he should have declined the invitation to open with a prayer.

Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve Party a Disaster: Trump Left Early But All the Freaks Showed Up Including Rudy Giuliani, Vanilla Ice, Berlin, Tiffany Trump and Jeanine Pirro

Guests at Mar-a-Lago paid upwards of $1,000 for the dubious privilege of bringing in the New Year basking in the presence of Donald Trump. But the stable genius made an early exit, for fear of turning in to a pumpkin at midnight? Hello, he’s already a scary looking pumpkin from the pit of hell.

No official explanation for the President’s early departure from Mar-a-Lago was given, but methinks he returned to the White House early to devote his remaining days to stealing the election from Joe Biden.

Disappointed guests were left to party with the likes of Trump’s personal lawyer and international laughing stock, Rudy Giuliani. How thrilling, who wouldn’t want to savor Rudy’s toxic farts and wipe brown sweat from his brow.

Daddy’s favorite girl Ivanka Trump wasn’t in attendance, but Tiffany Trump who the president couldn’t tell from a living room lamp was in the house.

Performers who were one-hit wonders decades ago,Vanilla Ice and Berlin, performed from the ballroom’s main stage. Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, who was in attendance, probably threw her granny panties on the stage. Lucky Vanilla Ice, he hasn’t scored since 1990.

Personalities from the right-wing television network OANN were also in the house; I won’t bother to mention them by name because you wouldn’t recognize them.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump mingled among the guests with their respective significant others, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lara Trump. The thrill of a lifetime to dance the Electric Slide with Stepford Wives, Kimberly and Lara.

Ain’t no party like a Mar-a-Lago party, because a Mar-a-Lago party don’t stop until all the freaks have infected each other with COVID.

Dear God, I’m so glad I was nowhere near Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve.

Joe Biden Strikes a Tone of Optimism in His Last 2020 Interview

Joe and Jill Biden’s last interview of 2020 was virtual, not unusual in the midst of a pandemic, it was conducted on “Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” I was awkward and unusual even in these days, for it’s not every day that jumbotrons in New York City’s Times Square are used for an interview.

Dick Clark has been dead for almost a decade, but he still commands top billing. If the morbidly obese Donald Trump is still alive a decade for now, I assume he will demand top billing and insist he be introduced as the President of the United States whenever he speaks at a campaign rally or political convention.

Unlike Trump the narcissist Biden didn’t exploit the conversation to toot his own horn, he used the opportunity to thank essential and frontline workers for their bravery, with the president-elect stressing: We owe them, we owe them, we owe them.

Biden ended the interview on an optimistic tone saying:

“I’m more optimistic about America’s chances than I’ve ever been. I am absolutely positive, confident, that we’re going to come back and come back stronger than we were before.”

I share Biden’s optimism; Trump will soon disappear from our rear-view mirror and peace and a sense of normalcy will be on the horizon.