Into the Darkness

January 20, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

My beginning of the first day of the new, uh…urp, president’s term began appropriately – after a restless few hours of sleep, I was jolted out of bed at 3 am with a gigantic charley horse in my left leg.  Blissful sleep this night was not to be.  So, I dragged my weary self down the stairs, made my morning tea and opened my iPad.  JJJJEEEEEZZZZZZUUUUUSSSSS.  The first story is about how the FBI, the NSA, and the CIA are using intercepted communications to investigate Cheeto Jesus’s advisors’ ties to the Russians.  Several of CJ’s close advisors are under the microscope.

Then there’s the story about how CJ wanted tanks and missile launchers in the inaugural parade.  No, really, this idiot actually wanted a North Korean and Russian style parade.  Mercifully, the Pentagon said no, but caved on his demand for flyovers of aircraft from all the branches of the military.  This is the first time a flyover has been done since Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949.

Then there’s the story that this transition was so poorly managed that dozens of Obama appointees were asked to stay until His Orangeness gets off Twitter long enough to hire the rest of his WH staff. Of the 660 staff he needs to appoint, he’s only filled 29 positions.

Then there’s the story about the Cheeto Interrussian Hotel that has already become an ethical minefield, and is now ground zero for those wishing favors from the new, uh…urp, president by holding huge events there, thus pouring more money into his pockets.

Then there’s the announcement by CJ that his 2020, uh…urp, reelection bid slogan is “Keep America Great”, which just so happens to be identical to the tag line of a horror movie from last year, The Purge, Election Year.  That’s right, dear customers, Cheeto Jesus just plagiarized his next campaign motto from a horror flick about election night.  You just can’t make up this stuff.

Then there’s the story about Reince Preibus ordering new staffers to not talk to CJ without his prior permission.  Oh, and to stay off social media.

BBBBBBBBBUUUUUUUAAAAAAHHHHAAAAA!  The irony just seeps out of this one.

This promises to be a dark day.  I’m seeing Ms. Jefe off this morning to raise hell in the Women’s March on Washington, then I’m going to start drinking.  After all, if you don’t start early, you can’t drink all day.


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19 Comments to “Into the Darkness”

  1. Tilphousia says:

    The ACLU has filed the First of many suits against traitor trump.

  2. The WaPo is carrying a lot of this as well. Problem is that a lot of the people who voted for CJ do not get a daily newspaper at all or will be getting one that slants heavily to the Alt-right. The same cohort is short on computers, hence the addiction to listening to RWNJ’s on the radio or watching Fake News on TV. They will be the very last to be persuaded to support impeachment. Incidentally, this same bunch rarely if ever knows the name of their very own congress critter and Senator let alone state Governor. Hence, the roadblock where it is least needed.

  3. Aggieland Liz says:

    Have a care for your liver amigo. After all, it’s only day 1-another 1460 days to go. Better pace yourself.

  4. Marcia in CO says:

    Well, the SOB-elect did state he wanted to have a yuge show of military … for now, guess the fly-over will have to suffice.

    Animal Planet is showing cute puppy programs this morning!! LOL I’ll be watching anything other then this disgusting clown show today … plus going shopping, doing laundry, vacuuming … anything more exciting then contributing to any possible polls as to how many are watching this asshole!!

    Jobsanger is especially good this morning!!

  5. Jake and Elwood are getting their hands smacked on HBO2.

  6. Jane & PKM says:

    The snacilbupeR should reread “1984” with careful attention to how Julia instructs/describes them. Here’s your Donnie in Julia’s words: “All this marching up and down and cheering and waving flags is simply sex gone sour.”

  7. RE The Drumpf Inaugural

    I wrecked a motorcycle bad in the 60s but lived to tell the tale.

    I married and helped raise a bunch of kids in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and oughts but lived to tell the tale.

    I totaled an Elantra in the teens but lived to tell the tale.

    But this? This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. And I think I won’t survive this to tell the tale.

  8. Traitor Trump has paid his way out of every criminal charge and has the gall to proclaim that Hillary was “…guilty as hell.”
    Let us hope and pray that sooner rather than later a modern day Woodward & Berstein, the FBI, the CIA, Anonymous and every other investigative organization finds the criminal dirt that he cannot weasel out of. This traitor is a national disgrace.
    No wonder the Russians are celebrating.

  9. Even all the wonderful humor on this website, which I have enjoyed for MANY years, cannot lift my spirits today. My only hope is that he’ll be thrown in jail. Is there a law that says you can’t be the Pres of the USA if you’re in jail? Even Pence would be better than Trump. I, never in a million years, thought I’d ever say that.

  10. Maryelle, I think you comment is on point. Cheeto and his minions are vile, greedy, and reprehensible. All of them a disgraceful lot.

  11. Maryelle:

    That “you” was supposed to be “your”. Not enough coffee to get brain and fingers working in unison.

  12. daChipster says:

    I recommend

    The American President
    binging Netflix: The West Wing

  13. I’m avoiding the TV and radio this morning. I believe this is the first inauguration I have not watched since I moved to DC in 1973. (This is a day off for the city. In exchange for giving up any representation in Congress, we get an extra day off once every 4 years. Big deal.)

    I’m thinking of going to movies this afternoon; but first, I need to go Bed Bath & Beyond to get a travel mug to carry coffee to the Mall for tomorrow’s March.

    In Alice Walker’s novel “Possessing the Secret of Joy” (which is about female genital mutilation, of all things), she reveals that the “secret” of joy is . . . RESISTANCE!

    Take that to heart, people.

  14. With this treasonous mofo’ as SOBOTUS WASF’ed….

    El Jefe, you wrote: “I was jolted out of bed at 3 am with a gigantic charley horse”.
    I’m going to give you some dead dead serious advice, even without knowing your aprx age:
    First- Immediately start taking 3-4 325mg aspirin per day- NOW/ASAP! (unless contraindicated w/allergy, etc).
    Second- Get to a doctor, NOW/ASAP!

    You could (IMO: ARE) having a developing case of DVT, Deep Vein Thrombosis. It can and likely will, lead to a PE (Pulmonary Embolism), stroke (blood clot in brain), or heart attack (again due to a clot).
    That charley horse(s) could well be ONE of several symptoms of the development of blood clots (thrombosis) in your legs, the most common place for them.
    Some other, subtle, symptoms could be a slight (or more) swelling of your leg(s), calf(s), ankle(s); and cyanosis of them (discoloration), along with some ‘breathlessness’. All over a period of weeks/months.
    Get on this ASAP.
    Years ago I began getting occasional charley horses, some severe. At the same time I noticed a slight swelling of one ankle and shortness of breath sometimes.
    Got out of the shower one day, got mostly dressed, and flat keeled over chest down unconscious. Slowly regained consciousness (was weird seeing a couple square inches of carpet expand out to the rest of the room), got a little strength back, but very short of breath. Got to rural hospital and diagnosed with a (huge, “saddle”) PE, then sent to the big city hospital, placed on heparin, then a course of warfarin (rat poison) for an extended time. Still have some subtle effects from this. A “saddle” PE lodges right where your brachia branches to each lung, whacking both of them (I think, without Wiki’ing all this stuff for ref).

    Those other thrombotic conditions, just a crapshoot where those clots travel, are as bad or worse. Since they can do extensive, permanent tissue damage to brain or heart (or other organs).
    Think of a gooey, gluey bit of clot just ambling through your circulatory system, randomly looking for a place to block up something vital.
    Scary chit.
    Hope I’ve scared the trump out of all of you (thrombosis is an equal opportunity M-F condition).
    Willkommen im Vierten Reich!
    Мы за вами.

  15. El Jefe, I second Sandridge on getting the clot possibility checked out, and don’t let the medicos dismiss it too easily. I don’t know about the charley horse symptom, but my husband had a sore calf followed by increasing fatigue and breathlessness and took *weeks* to be diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms because the sore calf wasn’t considered. Finally one doc did a sonogram and whipped him off to the ER. It’s not a good day when your husband is checked into the hospital and a nurse tells you, “Visiting hours end at 8… oh, but that doesn’t apply to *you*.” Apparently his dying that night was a real possibility. He’s OK now, still on blood thinners, but get checked!

  16. Cramps can also be caused by chemical imbalances: iron, potassium, etc.

    Blood clots can be caused by sitting for long hours at a computer.

  17. L'Angelomisterioso says:

    @Aggieland Liz- It’s not just his liver which is not the organ with which h/she thinks and/or writes. I’m of the opinion alcohol dissolves brain tissue. And we do not want s/he to lose any brain tissue. It’s enough or more than enough that our PEOTUS has a minimal amount of brain activity. Plus, waking up in the morning feeling shitty speaks against drinking all day. Bananas for the potassium which might help with the leg cramps. I’d definitely see a doctor about them.

  18. That Other Jean says:

    I’m perfectly happy if the Orange Menace needs to keep Obama’s appointees in place while he rants on Twitter. The longer they stay, the less damage the Orange Menace’s choices will be able to do. Slow roll that transition for as long as you want, President Trump (ptui!)

  19. I listened to music, read, played online games, coffee shopped and drank myself into a stupor.
    (Okay, not the last one.)