*Almost* Sad

April 24, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

I am pretty much convinced that Trump’s people put him on drugs so he’d sleep instead of Tweet and quit making a disaster of himself several times a day.

Now he’s making a disaster of himself in. slow. motion.

If you haven’t read his interview with the Associated Press, please do.  Put down your coffee cup first because it’s gonna make you shake.

And then, to add a veil of *almost* sadness, President Barack Obama returned to public life today and spoke in full sentences.

By the way, the Washington Post just put up the interview with annotations.

Save the Date!

April 24, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Today is Confederate Memorial Day in some southern states.  You know, the ones that aren’t so united.

State government offices are closed Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day.

In Georgia the day has been called “State Holiday” since 2015, when Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee’s birthday were struck from the state calendar. The state holiday list says the official holiday is April 26 but will be observed this year on Monday, April 24.
Mississippi even has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month.  “History deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be,” sayeth Governor Phil Bryant.

Roll out the Stars and Bars and get drunk, Bubba.  Your day is here. Try real hard not to marry your sister.

Thanks to Robert for the heads up.

The Damn Wall

April 24, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

We here at the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc. do not believe that building a wall down the middle of the Rio Grande River is a good idea and that should be the end of it, but Donald Trump keeps insisting that he’s gonna build a wall.

Cost estimates run between $12 and $25 billion. Mexico is not going to pay for it, so there you have it.  We’re gonna spend all that money on a river wall instead of fixing our infrastructure, giving everybody healthcare, or making America great again.

Trump has told congress that he wants us to pay for the wall now and then Mexico will pay us back.

 

I am terrified of asking what “in some form” means.

Well, one thing we know for sure, Trump ain’t Popeye but he’s becoming a friend of Popeye’s –

Wimpy.  That character’s name is Wimpy.

I’m not kidding – that’s his name.

 

 

Thanks to Vonda for the heads up.

The Child Sex Trafficker

April 23, 2017 By: El Jefe

Remember the nonsensical story about Hillary running a child sex trafficking operation at the back of a pizza joint in DC?  Remember the nut job who believed it and came in shooting an AR-15?  Remember all that?  Well.  The story is actually true, but it’s not Hillary, it’s not in a pizza joint and it’s not in DC.  It’s actually in Campbell County Kentucky and the trafficker is Tim Nolan, a high profile Republican who is closely associated with the Tea Party, the KKK, and was Campbell Country chair of the Trump campaign.  During the delegate battle in Kentucky, he challenged Mitch McConnell for control of the state delegation.  He serves (at least for now) on Campbell County’s school board.

This fine fellow has been charged with “human trafficking (a class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class C felony), and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor).”  Apparently, he thought it was a good idea to ply minors with alcohol to induce them to have sex with adults.  Oh, and the crimes with which he is charged happened in 2016, while he was chairing Trump’s campaign.

Yes.  The hypocrisy is breath taking.

Cecil Says

April 23, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

I have told you about my buddy Cecil Webster up in Carmine, Texas. Cecil is a gentleman rancher, a hunter, bird nest watcher, small town newspaper collector, a parade pickup truck driver, and a frightening menace to feral hogs.  Cecil and his lovely bride Marsha went to the 2012 Democratic National Convention with Ole Bubba and me.

Cecil did not take kindly to the story of Donald Trump congratulating a purple heart recipient.

President Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows during his first visit as president to Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday when he awarded the Purple Heart to Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos. “When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself,” Trump told Barrientos as he placed the Purple Heart on the soldier’s lapel. “Congratulations … tremendous.”

I don’t know for a fact that this raised Cecil’s eyebrows, but it did raise his temperature. He wrote …

I have awarded many medals to soldiers over the years for outstanding performance of duty, and I have told them “congratulations” for their accomplishments. I have never awarded the Purple Heart to anyone, however, for that honor is usually reserved for more senior officers. But I cannot imagine any military officer (or anyone who has ever served in the military) saying “congratulations” for getting wounded and having to have your leg amputated.

Cecil is Colonel Webster, United States Army, retired, and former teacher at West Point. I figure he’s entitled to his correct opinion.

 

Parlez-vous Dopey?

April 22, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Okay, okay, so Donald Trump says he’s not “explicitly” endorsing Marine Le Pen in France’s election.

But he says he believes she will be helped by the attack that left a Paris police officer dead, because she’s the candidate who is “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.”

Trump says he believes the attack will impact how the French people vote in Sunday’s first round of voting in the presidential election. He says he’s not worried about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election.

I’m not as much worried about emboldening terrorist as I am with the thought that anybody assumes that Donald Trump knows “what’s been going on in France.” I will give fifty dollars cash American money to any reporter who says, “Okay, big boy, tell us what’s going on in France?” because Trump has not a clue what’s going on in France or anywhere outside of Mar-a-Loco.

And …. is Russia interfering with this election, too?  Hey, Trump would know.