Saint Paddy’s word rage
Tweet after tweet after tweet
I stay at home the evenings of Saint Patrick’s weekend. Too many amateur drinkers. Too many fights breaking out. Smell of vomit mixed with urine. Otherwise, a fun weekend in Chicago with the dyeing of the river green, a parade and the knowledge of Spring around the corner.
This weekend I stayed away from TV for the most part, but the few glances at it told me all I needed to know. Grifter surrounded by his enablers is bad enough. He was basically on his own this weekend. Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin was a cute movie. Home Alone starring the Grifter is more a mix of the Shining, The Blob and A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry’s Oscar-nominated short film about a 1939 Nazi-themed rally in NY. His inspiration to bring it into the light was what happened in Charlottesville, VA, and the Grifter's talk about fine people). The projectile tweets included rants against Senator John McCain, Fox News (only because they suspended one of his comrade-in-arms), SNL, General Motors, “Radical Left Democrats" and who knows what else.
We have a deranged man in the White House. We have Kellyanne Conway encouraging everyone to read the New Zealand’s white supremacist and terrorist manifesto. Why? Isn’t there a reporter anywhere who would ask that simple question? Well, I will answer it for her. Probably to show that Trump was mentioned only once as part of the terrorist’s inspiration. I think she hopes we also see where he is not a supporter of some of the Grifter’s policies. Probably the one where he has instituted a partial Muslim ban for certain countries. Partial ban? New Zealand terrorist had much more in mind.
I am tired of being Charlie Brown. Lucy pulls that ball out from me every single time. Every day I truly believe there will be someone of courage from the Republican ranks who will say we need to start what is needed to institute the 25th amendment. Isn't there one? No. Do not want one who is getting ready to retire. Do not want one who knows he or she is safe no matter what he does (Susan Collins, screw you. In fact, forget all the Rethug women). Isn’t there even one who sees this for what it is? A very, scary situation whose ending could be catastrophic.
Am I overly dramatic? Ask families of the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston where 9 people were killed by a home-grown white nationalist terrorist. Or families of the eleven killed in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life synagogue by a home-grown white nationalist terrorist. Or worshippers at the 35 mosques attacked in 2017, and ever-increasing threats, fires, and attacks continuing in 2018 and 2019. All by home-grown white nationalist terrorists (thoughts and prayers are meaningless to me in these incidents). Grifter uses his tater tots and pears comments to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand as a prologue to his rant about his imaginary southern INVASION.
I was going to take a break today from this. But then I remember silence equals complicity. I actually feel better now. Maybe this time Lucy will let me kick that ball.