Although I cannot, nor do not, speak for all Americans, I believe that the sentiments I express in this letter are felt by the majority of us, if not solely myself.
I’d like to think, and I hope most of the world understands the acts of one asshole and his associates do not represent the bulk of Americans. His way is not the way the majority of us are. His way is the way HE is, as well as most of his cronies.
I would apologize to the world for all the nuisances this oppressor of democracy has caused but I cannot. That’s his responsibility, one he will never live up to. I will not apologize to the world on behalf of any of his supporters. Many of them do not regret voting for him and for those that do, that’s their problem and they should be held accountable.
What I will do is stand with anyone who wishes to support Americans in speaking out against this asshole and his regime.
It is not easy being an American right now. I have gone from what I once considered to be a “proud” American to an “embarrassed” American. I, along with countless other Americans, sincerely hope you, as the rest of the world, do not hold the demeanor of our “leader” against us. It’s bad enough we have to wake every day wondering, often fearing, what the little psychopath and his posse will do next to hurt us.
Thanks for listening, world. Peace and love.
A Fellow Human Being In America
The bullshit that has occurred in the past two days goes way beyond a matter of religion.
It goes way beyond the matter of “keeping America safe”, “making America great again”, or “making America safe again”.
What has occurred in the past two days is something that has disheartened myself and millions of others, not just in America but around the world.
Our fellow human beings have been hurt. They have been humiliated, bullied, interrogated, detained for hours, sent back to war-torn places they were escaping from. You name it. Our fellow human beings have seen it all in the past forty-eight-plus hours.
Why has it come to this? Because some ASSHOLE who calls himself “president” didn’t have the decency to think through what may happen to his fellow human beings if he just suddenly signed a document on Friday afternoon and called it a day. He didn’t have the decency because he doesn’t give a shit about his fellow human beings. He’s made it quite clear in the nine days he’s been “in office” that it’s all about himself. And maybe his “administration”, whom he will probably toss under the bus eventually.
I would love ASSHOLE to use what little brains he has and put himself into the place of the human beings he hurt with his “ban”. I would love him to experience the fear of being a woman arriving at JFK to visit her surgeon husband only to be told that she cannot enter the United States. I wonder how he’d feel being the eighty-something-year-old gentleman in a wheelchair who was interrogated for hours. Or if he had been someone waiting for a loved one to arrive, only to learn that they had been told to return to where they came from. I would love for him to consider all of that. But I know he never would because that’s not how sociopathic narcissists think.
As I always say, everything happens for a reason. At this moment the “reason” is to bring fellow human beings together in solidarity against hate and discrimination. There are more of us than there are of them.
Karma and We The People will catch up with ASSHOLE. He may not know the Constitution, The Geneva Convention or the United States Refugee Act but that’s no excuse for violating them. It is, however, great grounds for impeachment.
I don’t think I missed the point. It’s just that to YOU, MY point doesn’t matter.
It can be hard to separate Mary Tyler Moore, the groundbreaking comic actor who has died at 80, from Mary Richards, the character she played on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. When she and erstwhile coworker Valerie Harper (whose MTM character had gotten a spin-off) were profiled in a TIME cover story in 1974, the…
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I wrote the following back on September 11, 2016, the first game of the football season:
Patriots football is FINALLY back! What the hell took so long?
I have no clue what this season is going to bring, especially the first four games. What I do know is that, as always, the New England Patriots are a TEAM. They play like a TEAM, more than any other TEAM in the NFL. There isn’t any room for individualizing on this TEAM because it isn’t about INDIVIDUALS–it’s about a TEAM! We win as a TEAM, we lose as a TEAM. Either you’re all IN or you’re all OUT. Simple as that.
This was the season in which Tom Brady would miss the first four games. The rest of the league salivated, knowing this was our end. We were sure to lose all four of those games. We only lost one of those four games. We would only lose one other game.
Seventeen weeks have passed. Jimmy G. has played. Jacoby B. has played. Tommy B. finished his sentence and has ripped the NFL and the commissioner a new one. Jamie C. has come and gone. Glenn G. came and went and came back again, then I think he left again. Rob G. came to play and ended up having back surgery. Marty B. is glad to be here and we sure are glad to have him. Dion L. and Chris H. have lit it up lately. Can’t forget Jules E. and Danny A. Even Stevie G. has kicked it up a notch.
As I said back in September–and I repeat now–THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ARE A TEAM. They once again proved that tonight when they won their 11th AFC Championship. This will be their 9th trip to the Super Bowl. Seven of those trips have been under the helm of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. To put those numbers into perspective, Tom Brady was drafted in 2000, shortly after Belichick became coach.
Seventeen years have passed. Shall we go for ONE MORE? YES!
We all know that journalists have a job to inform the public of things happening in the world. That’s what they do.
From yesterday’s fiasco of a “press conference” in which ASSHOLE didn’t act much like a human being, I guess it would be safe to say that he doesn’t like journalists of any kind. Especially when they ask him questions he doesn’t like.
Journalists have very important things to cover for the public domain. They don’t need to be wasting their time on some lying whiny narcissistic ASSHOLE when there are way more important things to cover. Like moss growing on trees.
So to journalists and general members of the press, even camera crews, here is what I propose: BOYCOTT ASSHOLE. Completely. BOYCOTT his “inauguration”. Nobody’s going to watch it anyway so why waste your time covering it?
BOYCOTT any press conferences he may have (which shouldn’t be many; he prefers to hide behind Twitter). BOYCOTT the State of the Union addresses he may have (still wondering if he knows he’s supposed to have these). For any event where you would normally interview ASSHOLE or photograph him, BOYCOTT it. Better yet: IGNORE him COMPLETELY! Narcissists HATE that!
Seriously. All the news outlets should get together and do this. Newspapers included. BOYCOTT anything and everything that has to do with ASSHOLE, sit back and enjoy the laughs.
Although the Affordable Care Act does not affect me as much as it may affect others, I still need to express how I feel about its possible repeal.
You know why most of Congress hates ACA? Because they didn’t create it. It bothers them (most of them are Republicans) that a Democrat came up with a way for everyone in his country to have health insurance and they didn’t.
To even consider doing away with part of or all of healthcare coverage for Americans is selfish. Yet that is what Congress is on the verge of doing. As I write this Jackass Ryan is holding a Town Hall meeting during which he has stated that they will repeal and replace Obamacare at the same time. That’s what they all keep saying but yet, as with ASSHOLE, they never tell you how they plan on doing it. Considering it took years to create Obamacare and get it up and running, to come up with something of an equal or greater quality could take a while. And if they come up with some cracker jack two-bit healthcare offer? Good luck in getting that passed. That’s if they come up with anything at all. Because like ASSHOLE, they have no plan. Meanwhile who suffers? We do.
One of my biggest fears is their doing away with the acceptance of people with pre-existing conditions. I’m diabetic, my husband has Multiple Sclerosis and my daughter has Asperger’s. Guess where we are if suddenly we lose our job(s) causing us to lose our insurance? Not in a good place, that’s for certain.
And if ASSHOLE had his way, the entire ACA would be abolished with no intention of a replacement plan. That’s because he doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He talks a lot, says very little and what he says you can’t believe. If there is anything that is “fake”, it’s him. So if he tells you he’s going to keep this part and that part of ACA, don’t count on it. We all know how “trustworthy” ASSHOLE is. He could care less if all Americans had health insurance.
So, if this does happen, if the entire ACA is done away with, here is what I’m going to suggest to everyone in America who will lose their health insurance: when you need medical care of any kind, send your bills to ASSHOLE at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,Washington DC 20050. ASSHOLE has enough money. He’ll take care of ALL THE BILLS, since it was his great idea to take away your health insurance! Make copies of the bills because if ASSHOLE refuses the bills you can send them to Jackass Ryan at Capital Hill. Shit, if somebody has to pay your medical bills it may as well be the pricks with all the money who took your health insurance away.
A #ThrowbackThursday moment in honor of President Obama. Originally posted on inauguration day, January 20, 2009. That day I was very proud to say I was an American. I wish I could get that feeling back. Maybe in four years I will. Maybe I’ll have a few laughs during that time. Until then I’ll slog on…
This is just one of many insightful, motivational statements the new President of the United States made today as he was officially sworn into office.
To Bush I say: It was a long, painful eight years. Good riddance.
To Obama I say: I look forward to the next four years; and if those go okay, maybe we’ll see another four
In Bush’s defense I must say he seemed to be looking pretty solemn in his last days as Prez. I often thought he was having regrets about stuff he had done or should have done during his term. In my own mind I consider him the “woulda, coulda, shoulda but didn’t” president.
I’d be foolish if I didn’t say us Americans have a long, hard road ahead of us. We do. But I believe that we finally have the right individual to lead us into a much brighter, prosperous future.
Today is a day I am so proud to say I am an AMERICAN!
She may be getting ready for a good, strong ASSHOLE smacking….
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not allowed to publicly discuss the matter. The briefing about the document…
via Donald Trump Was Briefed That Russia Might Have Information on Him, Official Says — TIME
And if he said wolverines would make great pets, would you believe him?
(WASHINGTON) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump’s attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay independent from the White House and stand up to Trump when necessary. Sessions…
via Jeff Sessions Tells Senators He’d Stand Up to Trump as Attorney General — TIME