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Old Musicians Never Die….

A musical #FlashbackFriday. Taking us back to 2015…

This past week I was faced with a tough task:  I had to comfort a 13-year-old girl I mentor over Zayn Malik’s recent departure from the boy band One Direction.

Here’s how the conversation kind of went:

13-year-old heartbroken girl:  Why would Zayn leave the group?  (choking on a sob)  How could he do this?

Me:  Honey, I know you’re upset.  These things happen all the time.  Look at the Beatles.

13-year-old heartbroken girl:  Who are the Beatles?

After that I held my tongue.  Although I really wanted to give this kid a dose of reality, I couldn’t do that to her.  However, if I could’ve mustered up the courage to lay the truth down to her, here is what I probably would have said:

When four or five guys (or girls) form a band and that band becomes fairly successful, something called EGO takes over.  And when four or five EGOS are fighting for this or that, all hell can break loose.  Shit happens.  Such as:

A woman comes between two members of the band and wham!  Not only is the group done but so is a friendship.

A band member becomes physically hurt in an accident.  To numb the pain he is turned on to heroin by a “friend”.  As his addiction increases, the other members intervene.  He is eventually kicked out of the band.  The band covers it up saying that this band member who has left is “pursuing other musical interests” but interestingly enough, this band member does nothing musically for years.  The remaining members eventually disband and the drug addict member does recover and eventually does make a musical come back.

A band member is murdered by another band member.

A member of the band leaves because she wants to settle down and have a family.

A member of the band turns 16.

The band gets OLD.  Nobody buys their music any longer.  Who cares?

I could go on and on.  Over the years there have been countless band demises for numerous reasons.  Most of us don’t stay in the same job with the same company all of our lives.  Why would we expect the same of any musician?

Seeing your favorite band perform when you are 13 is a lot different from seeing that same band perform when you are 30.  You’ve all grown up.  And most musicians don’t age well.   They have developed certain ailments:  arthritis, diabetes, hearing loss, vision loss, memory loss.  Try to enjoy a performance from a musical act whose guitarist is struggling to play the guitar due to arthritis, the drummer keeps hitting the cymbal in the wrong spot because his depth perception is off, the bassist is wishing he could escape to the bathroom, the keyboardist is playing the wrong notes because he can’t hear well and the lead singer is trying to remember what the hell city he’s in.  That’s when it’s time to hang it up.

Sure it would be nice if our favorite bands could last forever.  But would we still want to see them when we’re in our sixties and they’re in their eighties (if they are even still alive?).  Not every band is the Rolling Stones…

So to my 13-year-old friend I say:  you have the memories of when Zayn was in the band.  If you really care about him as a fan, be glad for him that he is finally able to do what he really wants to do, whatever that may be.  Maybe you’ll catch him on the One Direction Reunion Tour thirty years from now….he’ll be the one with the cane.

OLDMUSICIANS

 

Posted in autism, Sports, Things that make you say "hmm..."

Why Would You Want To?

Sean Doolittle should not second guess himself on his decision to not attend his team’s White House gathering.  It takes a lot to stand for what you believe in.  He should be proud of himself.  He’s part of a baseball team that won the World Series.  It shouldn’t matter if he visits the White House.  It’s not going to make him, or any other member of the Nationals, any more a winner whether they visit or not.  Doolittle has no issue with his teammates visiting and his teammates respect his wishes as well.  Which is cool.  That’s how it should be.

Yet there are many who are riled up about Doolittle refusing to visit the White House.  Some say he’s wrong because he’s not honoring the office of the “Presidency”.  Folks, Doolittle is a baseball player.  He won a baseball game.  The “host” at the White House got booed at a baseball game because he’s an asshole.  Doolittle doesn’t need to honor an asshole.  Nobody needs to.  If there’s anything Doolittle would honor, it’s the game of baseball.

I’m sure Doolittle would love to visit the White House itself.  After all, it’s just a house.  If the “host” were not present, Doolittle may not have an issue visiting the House.  But it’s who “resides” in the House, who will be “hosting” the visit (more than likely with hamberders and fries), that is the problem.  The “host”, as the world knows, is someone who is against inclusion, something Doolittle is very much in support of.  The “host” mocked a disabled reporter.  Doolittle has an autistic brother-in-law.  So anyone with half a brain should be able to understand why Doolittle does not want to visit the White House.  And if you can’t understand it, or refuse to, then you’re simply ignorant

Instead of people asking why Sean Doolittle won’t visit the White House, people should be asking why anyone would want to visit the White House.  Especially with its current inhabitant.

Doolittle said it best when he gave this explanation, which is all the explanation he needs to give, if any at all:

“People say you should go because it’s about respecting the office of the president.  And I think over the course of his time in office he’s done a lot of things that maybe don’t respect the office.”

Posted in narcissists and psychopaths, Politics, Things that piss me off

What Are We Calling It?

Tonight the alleged “Press Secretary” of the United States made a statement in rebuttal to today’s testimony by William Taylor, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine.  Her first sentence indicates that SHITHOLE has done nothing wrong.  And that’s just her first lie.  Because since he became “president”, SHITHOLE has yet to do anything right.  In fact, and it is a fact, if only he had been playing his “presidency” correctly and not wrongly, America would not be in the midst of an impeachment right now.  She goes on in her “statement” to mention all that is happening is a “smear campaign” (something her “boss” knows a lot about).  But just today SHITHOLE himself called it a “lynching”.  It’s also been called a “witch hunt” and “fake news”.  Christ, make up your minds.  Which is it?  She says that what is happening is “waging war on the Constitution” (there’s that document again…the one her “boss” knows nothing about).

She goes on to say there was “no quid pro quo”.  There’s that phrase once again.  It’s everywhere!  Because her “boss” has been doing lots of it.  Her statement continues on saying that “today was just more triple hearsay and selective leaks from the Democrats’ politically-motivated, closed door, secretive hearings”.  Hold it.  Does this bitch realize that only one person was testifying today (not three–and that’s not hearsay–he was really there, both today and then), that most of the leaks have come right from the White House and that in those closed door secretive meetings there were also Republicans?  Or is she as stupid as her “boss”?

She blabs on to say that “every day this nonsense continues more taxpayer time and money is wasted”.  Funny, most of America feels the same way when her “boss” goes golfing!  Which he has done for the majority of his “presidency”.  We’ve been keeping track.  Talk about wasting taxpayer money!

Now here’s the big laugh of her “statement”.  She claims SHITHOLE is “leading the way for the American people by delivering a safer, stronger and more secure country”.  Yes, all the members of ISIS that recently escaped from Syria, because SHITHOLE allowed them to, will certainly make America, and the rest of the world, much, much safer.  All the people he encourages at his pep rallies to entice violence on minorities are certainly doing their part in keeping America safer.  How’s that wall coming along?  You know the one that people have been recording themselves climbing over?  And how about that great gun reform you have going on.  Wow.  If anything this country has not become more safe, strong or secure.  It’s become more stupid, selfish and insecure.  Kind of just like the SHITHOLE who is “running” it.

She then finishes off her shitty statement by referring to the Democrats by her “boss'” favorite bully nickname:  the do-nothings.  No, if SHITHOLE was actually doing his “job” then they would be “do-nothings”.  Because then they wouldn’t have to do anything to protect the country from SHITHOLE.

Remember:  Mueller said that “if we had confidence the ‘president’ did not commit a crime, we would have said so”.  And they didn’t say so.  It still has not been proven that SHITHOLE has not committed a crime.  Until it is actually proven that SHITHOLE has not committed a crime, then all cards are on the table and it’s safe to say that he has committed a crime.  Or two.  Or three.  Or four.  Or more.  Just because someone says he hasn’t done anything wrong, doesn’t make it true.  Those are only words.  This “administration” and this SHITHOLE say a lot of things to make you believe things.  Because that’s what they want.  It’s called gaslighting.  And people that fall for it are victims.

All SHITHOLE has at this point in the game is his fading followers.  He will always have the fools.  They can’t help themselves.  What is unfortunate is that they are the ones who will be hurt the most when all is said and done.  Because SHITHOLE doesn’t care about them.  Because he can’t.  He can only care about himself.  It’s part of his disease.  He is a psychopathic narcissist.  He is the biggest two-face in Washington, DC (and there are a lot of two-faces in Washington, DC–many of them right in SHITHOLE’S own “administration”).

If you’re one of the fools who still support SHITHOLE and you wonder why this impeachment is happening to him, remember, you’re one of the fools who begged us to “give him a chance” and you should also remember (if you can think for yourself) that if he hadn’t done anything wrong, an impeachment wouldn’t be happening to him.  Because innocent “presidents” don’t get impeached.  It’s very simple:  you do something wrong, you get impeached.  You don’t do anything wrong, you don’t get impeached.  Get over it.

Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that piss me off

To A Miserable Person

Today at the Hannaford Supermarket you pulled up to my husband’s car in your pickup truck.  You sat there on your fat ass with your smelly, slobbering dog by your side, watching as my husband placed his grocery bags into the car.  Then you had the audacity to roll down your window and blurt out:

“Can you hurry it up?  I want your parking spot”.

As if the parking spot my husband was occupying was the only spot in the entire parking lot.  Which it wasn’t.  It was just closer to the store than most.  And you were too lazy to find a spot further away from the store.

My husband was just lucky enough to get that spot when he arrived at the store an hour before.  He could’ve parked in a handicapped parking spot and he probably would’ve been even closer to the store.  He does have a handicap placard and he could’ve used it.  Because he has multiple sclerosis.  But if he’s doing well and is not having a flare-up, he refuses to park in those spaces.  He saves them for people who need them more than he does.

My husband may not be the fastest at loading the groceries in the car.  He had just waited 30 minutes in a line three deep just to check out.  More than likely he was tired.  He wasn’t being slow because you were sitting there being inpatient and ignorant.  But you must be a miserable person to think you can just shout rude comments to another human being simply because you’re too lazy to find another parking spot.  It’s too bad your dog has to live with you.  They’re probably miserable also.

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BUCKLE UP!

It’s been an interesting 24 hours.

We’ve started an impeachment inquiry.

We’ve read a memo between two people who consider themselves “leaders” of certain countries, but in some instances, (mainly when SHITHOLE is speaking), they sound like five-year-olds.

We’ve reached 218 in the House.

Whistleblower complaint is in the hands of Congress and is making for great reading material this evening.  They’ve unanimously voted to let us see it too.  I’m hearing it’s a real doozy.  For SHITHOLE.

There is a very good chance WB will meet with Congress.  Allegedly DNI is meeting with them tomorrow.

By now the world knows that basically this memo was a “scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” type of thing.  Which really isn’t legal.  Especially when you’re talking money for dirt on a possible political opponent. (I find it hysterical that SHITHOLE is so weak that he needs to try this early to sabotage someone who he may not even be running against.  That solidifies how stupid SHITHOLE is.)

In reviewing this memo, there’s a few things I wanted to point out and comment on:

In the 7th paragraph in the memo where SHITHOLE speaks and says:

I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it

So SHITHOLE is asking for a favor.  He feels his country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.

Yes, SHITHOLE, I feel that in the past two-and-a-half years America has been through a lot.  BECAUSE OF YOU!  You have banned Muslims, caged children, tried to take away our healthcare, fucked with our taxes, repealed laws that were put in place to make our lives better and declared an emergency for a wall that only you want built.  These things, among others, should be cause for your impeachment alone.

Now I can’t speak for Ukraine and considering their own shitty “president” (a fucking former comedian), I’m not really sure how much they really know about what America has experienced with you being “in charge”.

Of the 18 paragraphs, five of them mention Rudy and Bill.  Especially Rudy.  It’s almost like SHITHOLE had to keep reminding himself to have Rudy and Bill call Zelensky.  Why not just write it down?

Zelensky does mention coming to NYC and staying at SHITHOLE’S tower. Maybe he could have his meeting with Rudy and Bill there.  God knows many other suspicious meetings have taken place there.  Perfect place for it.

Neither of them like women.  Or at least the former female Ambassador to Ukraine.

Not that he cares, but Mueller should note that once again SHITHOLE throws him under the bus.  Merkel should note (and probably already knows) these assholes are terrified of her.

Then there’s the 9th paragraph:

The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.

A lot of people want to find out about that.  Who exactly are “a lot of people”?  More than likely SHITHOLE and himself.  And maybe Rudy and Bill.  The majority of the world, and America in general, could care less.

It sounds horrible to me.  SHITHOLE, anything you say sounds horrible to the world.  You are a horrible person.  You really.  Truly.  Are.

The next several months and leading into 2020 will be America’s breaking point.  Although I think we’ve already reached that point.  Buckle up.  It’s going to be a very interesting ride.