A couple of days ago I went on a short news break, but it wasn't long before I felt confronted by one inexplicable outrage after another, until I literally felt like lifting my replica mace off the wall and SMASHING things......just to let off steam.
This mace-wielding 6" plastic knight made by Marx back in the mid-60s was among my favorite toys as a boy. I even purchased a re-issue of this set and have them in my collection room. He's ready to smash and so am I.
Here is a short list of the most recent affronts to my sanity:
1: Trump uses his news conference not to inform us on Covid-19 updates and progress, but to brag about a renewed push to battle illegal drugs. What a transparent act of self-serving misdirection! First, THIS is NOT a priority right now. Second......if you really want to shut down the cartels, just legalize and stop the nonsense. Third, I couldn't listen to anyone else speak on the topic without noticing that at least half of their podium time was devoted to sycophantically thanking the president. I wondered if it would have been more time efficient to just have Trump bend over the podium with his pants down so that Barr and the others could just line up and take turns licking his crack as he rambled on. It was so apparent to me that this was such a blatant publicity stunt that I was amazed at how little was written about it. I think that's because very few want to come out and criticize anything that "fights drugs". It's a political waltz to a song out of tune. So......
2: Then he fired Michael Atkinson and defended it in a typically Trumpian trash-mouth shit-shower of insults and lies. To be honest, there was a certain inevitability to this, but the timing? The need? The mendacity coating it?
But the one that really got me was #3: In an act of pure deadly, cruel, petty spite, President Shit-bag refused to re-open the enrollment for the Affordable Care Act coverage. Even his own party supported this. Yeah, one could say, "oh you should have thought about that before the pandemic." But is this who we are? Now? During this? I mean, who would it hurt? With Easter so close one could say that if Jesus was willing to be crucified and die just to open the gates of heaven, why wouldn't that paragon of morality we have staining the White House furniture open these "gates"? He doesn't even have to suffer to do it. Is it because people refer to it as "Obamacare"?
It is just so.............shitty. It's the act of a petulant child.....who is as I said before....also a walking shit-bag. This one was so unnecessary that I felt the rage of Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day-Lewis ) from "There Will Be Blood" confronting the hypocrisy of the poster child of the Evangelicals with a bowling pin:
SMASH SMASH SMASH!