Thursday, March 30, 2017

Random Musings

Donald _____’s son-in-law, the one with zero government experience, is set to lead a new White House department—so much for smaller government, eh?—called the White House Office of American Innovation.

Sounds phony to me, but Jared will be daddy-in-law’s little helper in a new office staffed by former business executives—_____-speak for “rich white men”—to “infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.”

Achievements like healthcare? Um, no; a Muslim ban? Um, still a No; a wall paid for by Mexico? Another No.

Good luck looking for _____ achievements.
I’m a show queen and proud of it. One of my favorite shows was Miss Saigon, which is back on Broadway and features one of my favorite songs, and so here it is:

Harris Jackson, the Baltimore man who stabbed bottle-collector Timothy Caughman to death on a New York street has been charged with terrorism. Good; see Jackson came to the city with the intent to kill Black people, so let’s put him away for, um, oh, I don’t know, forever?

That said, one disgusting aspect of this story was the fact that many papers reported on the criminal history of the dead man, Timothy Caughman.

See how that works in America? A black man is stabbed to death on a public street by a racist white terrorist—and remember, that’s homegrown and white—and his past is dredged up. It shouldn’t matter what his history might have been; he was murdered in public, for being black.

That’s, and the fact that the media aired the dead man’s laundry, is a crime.
So, there’s a show called The Magicians, which is kinda fun, and kinda different, and features some hotties ... like, clockwise from upper left, Arlen Escarpeta, who plays Prince Ess ... Princess? ... and Hale Appleman, who plays Elliot Waugh, and Leonard Roberts, who is Prince Ess’s father, King Idri. In a sly move, Elliott and King Idri were set to duel, as leaders of rival kingdoms, but found a better way to solve their issues: the two men would marry and untie their lands; ain’t love grand.

Lastly, while I don’t watch Dancing With The Stars[?] I was passing through the TV dial and saw one Bonner Bolton, rodeo star, dancing, and, well, let’s just say that he has the ass for dancing.

That’s all.
I also enjoy Patrick Stewart’s Starz show Blunt Talk. And on a few occasions, Stewart’s character has dressed as a woman, and recently the internet became aware of a striking resemblance between Drag Stewart and a certain Minister of Propaganda.

I actually think Stewart looks hotter. And now some fans are asking SNL to have Stewart on the play Kellyanne Conway.

Could be high-larious!
President _____’s approval rating slipped even lower this week in the Gallup daily tracking poll; now barely a third of the country thinks he not a giant douchebag, while the majority knows he’s a dick out of water.

Fish? No, dick is right.
This past Monday my Dad’s dog Foxy died ... just a week after the tumor was discovered. She did go peacefully, and spent the last week sunning herself on the deck and watching life in Toledo, Oregon.
Looks like North Carolina has just found out that Hate is expensive! Their Bathroom Bill is set to cost the state some $3.76 billion—with a b—in lost revenue.

I think the state should sue the GOP and all the haters to recoup their lost coins.
Now, back in the day, during the OJ trial—I lived in California then and it was the story—I watched the trial and developed a small crush on Christopher Darden.

Then, last year, The People v OJ Simpson aired and I developed a crush on Sterling K. Brown, who played Christopher Darden. Later in the year Brown was cast on This Is Us, which is such a lovely show, funny, heartbreaking, life, and my crush built.

Then that happened ... Brown gave fans a sneak peek at his six-pack, saying:
“So, I’ve been working on @the_predator_movie with the wonderful @_trevante_  [Trevante Rhodes], & try as I might to believe otherwise…that brother reminds me everyday that I’m 40 years old!  Even still…thanks for the inspiration young man. It is greatly appreciated!.”
And I thought, “Damn!”
Oh, FoxNews ....

At the end of 2016, Bill O’Reilly had hosted the number one rated cable “news” show for 16 consecutive years, and loved to brag about it.

As the kids say, Not no more.

Reilly has succumbed to the _____ slump ... Last week the number one show in cable news belonged to Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, and Bill O’Reilly wasn’t even number one in his time period ... that was Chris Hayes on MSNBC.

Poor Bill, couldn’t have happened to a bigger blowhard.
Residents of a Washington neighborhood say the _____ clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb, and their yuuuuuge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans.

Not Donald, though; this time it’s “Complicit” _____ and her husband, also called “Complicit”, and their three children who have caused the sidewalks to be closed, public parking to disappear, and the fact that the _____-Kushner house can’t seem to remember when trash day is, and leave their garbage on the streets all week.

But hey, their daddy is president, for now, so what do they care?

Maybe after the impeachment, when they crawl back to NYC like the cockroaches they are, they feel the pain.

Oh, and get this: the home is owned by a company with ties to a Chilean billionaire and they had no right, and no license to rent the home to “Complicit” until just this week when they finally filed their paperwork.

You know, because rules are different for rich folk.

But neighbors complained to the city, and this week District transportation crews were outside the house removing "No Parking" signs because no permits had been issued to use the signs.

Again, 1% problems, eh?


mistress maddie said...

Sorry to hear about Foxy.
the Patrick Stewart segment.....priceless!!!!
I can only imagine the neighbors of the Trumps. I'd hate living next to them. See, they'll come to town, make a mess, cause havoc, and then will leave when he gets impeached.

anne marie in philly said...

:`( for foxy; may she RIP. I hope she did not suffer. my condolences to your dad.

the dumps (all of them) suck diseased donkey dick! so does faux noise. and smellyanne. and the state of NC. and the white terrorist.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Foxy.


the dogs' mother said...

Abby told me she has sent a message to Heidi and Rosie and the rest of the clan to shower love and kisses and slurps on Foxy.

Toni said...

So sorry about the loss of Foxy.

Theresa Young said...

Been reading your blog awhile, you have a real knack for telling the truth and being hilarious at the same time. It makes this world a little easier to bear. Thank you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear that North Caroline caved in.

Bob Slatten said...

@Theresa Young
Thanks for reading, and thanks for the comment/compliment!
Much appreciated.

Harry Hamid said...

What a week.

I'm gaining confidence that the Trump thing is falling apart, and pulling in the family to bail him out is part of that.

Amazing about the FoxNews rating collapse!

Raybeard said...

Poor Foxy, the dear one. It's a consolation that she left in relative comfort after a life being appreciated. Still sad, though.

Love to see 'Miss Saigon' again. Saw the original in London twice, both with Jonathan Price, and was knocked out by it, (almost) as much as I was by 'Les Mis' on the stage.

Btw: Didn't D.T. once predict on the campaign trail that his was going to be the greatest Presidency in history, on a par with Lincoln's? Hmmmmm. Still some way to go then.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Isn't little Jared also responsible for relations with China, Mexico, Canada, peace in the middle-east and possibly the wall? When will he have time to re-organise the federal government?

Kirk said...

Sorry for the loss of Foxy. It's hard when a pet dies.