Trumpisms: You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

Here’s a collection of highlights of the Presidential Tweets. Just the mere thought of combining “Presidential” with “Tweets” is troubling. One would expect a more finessed and refined level of communication from a person elected to the office of the Presidency; but alas it is not to be.

The vacuity and boorishness of the man know no bounds. Although I will say this, reading his Twittering Twitticisms is almost as entertaining as the sorely missed Sunday Comic section of the newspaper.

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ISBN-10: 0470930705 By Geraldine Woods

In the interest of protecting those of you who paid attention in English grammar classes, here’s a fair warning. I’ve left the words as is even though Microsoft Word spell and grammar check application was near tears begging to make corrections. It was so distraught I had to disable it.

I am considering sending a copy of English Grammar for Dummies to the White House. Perhaps it will be the sole exhibit at the future Trump Presidential Library/Golf Course/Casino complex outside Moscow.

Let the twitter storm begin… (my snide comments are cleverly disguised in italics to avoid scrutiny by the President.)

“It’s very sad that Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, want to protect illegal immigrants far more than the citizens of our country. The United States cannot stand for this. We wants safety and security at our borders!” (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1010569562138406912)

(I wants what I wants)

I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents? (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1011218033216512005)

(Legally or ethically?)

The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside! (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1011212766487728133)

(Trump’s post-Presidential (which can’t happen soon enough) career? Food critic for Gourmand Magazine: Fast Food Glutton Commonsewer)

We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents… (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1010900865602019329)

(Due process?  What’s Dew Process? Is that where they make Mountain Dew?)

Hiring manythousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go – will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country…… (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1011228265003077632)

(An English teachers grammatical nightmare)

The hearing of Peter Strzok and the other hating frauds at the FBI & DOJ should be shown to the public on live television, not a closed door hearing that nobody will see. We should expose these people for what they are – there should be total transparency! (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1011391230188457984)

(We can only hope for such clamoring for transparency with the Mueller report)

Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election! Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption! ) https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1012295859072126977)

(If Russia said it, it must be true. I am a great judge of character and my two BFFs, Putin and that roly-poly Pillsbury Doughboy from East Korea, are as trustworthy as all my business associates and former lawyers who aren’t (yet) in jail)

After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1014286054805987330

(Written? I think not. But J.K. Rowling had the best reaction to this first version (which Trump’s Grammar monitor must have edited) with the incorrect use of ‘pour” she wrote hahahahahaha pour? Hahahahahaha… filling two full Tweets.)

Just out that the Obama Administration granted citizenship, during the terrible Iran Deal negotiation, to 2,500 Iranians – including to government officials. How big (and bad) is that?https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1014117468858650624

(This is the best yet. An outright lie. Trump’s source? An Iranian hardline cleric critical of Iran’s government dealing with the “Great Satan.”

Mojtaba Zonnour claimed “the Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal” and “claimed it was done as a favor to senior Iranian officials linked to President Hassan Rouhani,” according to a Fox News report published July 2, the day before Trump’s tweet.  (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/02/obama-administration-granted-citizenship-to-2500-iranians-during-nuclear-deal-iran-official.html)

Now there’s a reliable source.

A vote for Democrats in November is a vote to let MS-13 run wild in our communities, to let drugs pour into our cities, and to take jobs and benefits away from hardworking Americans. Democrats want anarchy, amnesty and chaos – Republicans want LAW, ORDER and JUSTICE! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1015033658548207616

(This idiocy stands on its own)

While not a tweet, I am including an excerpt from one of his rallies of the righteous he seems to revel in all the time. Just to underscore a point.

“I’ve broken more Elton John records, and I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar, or an organ. … This is my only musical instrument – the mouth – and hopefully the brain is attached to the mouth. The brain is so much more important.”

There is a connection between his brain and his mouth. There can be no doubt about that. It’s the essence of what is in the brain, or absent from it, that is the problem. He is the adult equivalent of five-year-old, hearing a word that a five-year-old shouldn’t have heard, taking delight in people’s reaction whenever he repeats it.

Trump has established one absolute truth. No amount of money, funding the best education, can fix things when the raw material is flawed and the character weak.

If Shakespeare is correct, “there is no darkness but ignorance,” we are in a dark time. And the bard also must have seen the future of the aftermath of a Trump-like figure leading a once great country with this one, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”

What little good there is of this administration wouldn’t equal the remains of a cremated ant. The evil will rival the worst of history.

It will take years for the world to rid this taste of ignorance-driven idiocy from our collective mouths.

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Restacking the Supremes

With the imminent retirement of Justice Kennedy, the specter of another Trump Supreme Court nominee looms. Those “never-Trumpers” are convulsed in anger and disappointment almost to apoplectic levels. Those who blindly support this President see this as the golden opportunity to “right” (pun intended) every Supreme Court decision with which they disagree.

archieAs I read about the announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement, the theme song from the iconic 70’s TV show, All in the Family, played in my head,

 

 

Boy the way Glen Miller played, 
Songs that made the hit parade,
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days,
And you know where you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again,
Didn’t need no welfare states
Everybody pulled his weight,
Gee our old Lasalle ran great,
Those were the days

(Those were the Days by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse)

That is the America of the past so idolized and whitewashed of reality. Some see this as Mr. Trump’s moment to return America to baseball, apple pie, and Chevrolet. They want to recover those “good ole’ days.” To make this a place where “guys like us” exist once again.

They forget that not everyone was “guys like us.” That was an America of black & white TV stained by full-color divisiveness.  And that is what many decisions rendered by the Supreme Court over the last few years sought to address; even the playing field so “guys like us” became us all.

On the day Kennedy announced his retirement, my wife and I met friends in Washington DC. One place we spent a full day was the National Portrait Gallery. Our purpose initially was to go to see the new portrait of President Barrack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The National Portrait Gallery is just part of the enormous collection of artwork here. One area struck me as representative of the ever-present hope of America. On one wall was a portrait of Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. Facing him was a portrait of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Warren, an Eisenhower appointee, was perceived as a conservative addition to the court. Marshall argued the landmark case Brown v Board of Education before the court. The case was contentious and complicated. Marshall argued the case twice before the court beginning in 1952 and again in 1953. In 1954, the court issued a unanimous and unanticipated decision written by Earl Warren. The court overturned Plessy v Ferguson which established separate but equal education systems for black and white students, firmly setting segregation in place.

Warren turned out to be more open and progressive in his views than the hyperbole of his conservatism claimed. The Warren-led court turned out to be more liberal than anyone could ever have imagined. Let’s hope that Kennedy’s replacement offers similar surprises once they assume the bench.

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