Tuesday, January 8, 2019

PresiDIDN'Ts

As I write this, the government has been shut down for 17 days, 6 hours, 49 minutes, and 11 seconds. So almost 15 days longer than Britney Spears marriage to Jason Alexander...


Not THAT Jason Alexander!

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On Friday January 4th, Donald Trump addressed the flowers in the Rose Garden. Luckily, some reporters were on hand to document his crazed ramblings, including the following in regards to his mythical wall:

This is national security we’re talking about. We’re not talking about games. We’re talking about national security. This should have been done by all of the Presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have done it.

So a few quick things.

First of all, before you think I have misquoted him in anyway. THIS excerpt was taken directly from the White House's own website.

Second, let's not speak so confidentially about there NOT being a "National Security" game. After all, there are a few.

There's Homeland, the board game. For when you have absolutely nothing else in your life.


There's the Homeland Defense: National Security Patrol video games for teens who have yet to discover that there's porn to be found on the computer.


And finally there's the original National Security game, Risk. A game about global domination appropriate for ages 10-Despot.


Third and lastly, the reason I brought you all here, is to discuss the last line in the quote above, in which Mr, Trump says, "Some of them have told me that we should have done it." Referring to the fact that some of "the Presidents that preceded me," have told Trump that their administration should have built a wall.

Here's the issue: When you refer to abstract things IN the abstract, they are pretty hard to fact check "We need a wall, believe me!" But when you refer to concrete things (get it, walls are made of concrete) in the abstract, they are rather easily researchable.

Presidents Carter, W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama have all commented, through spokespeople, that they NEVER discussed the wall with the current President.

President HW Bush couldn't be reached for comment, because he's dead.
Though those close to him revealed that in his failing health during the Trump Presidency ("failing health" and "Trump Presidency" are synonyms.),  HW and Trump never had any substantive conversations.

A few of the former Presidents, including Carter, have also included their opinions regarding the wall in the exact opposite of Trump's claim.

Which leads me to the following...does this man, who cares very little of history or facts at all, think that most people were once the President?

Or, and this is where I'm leaning, did he in fact talk to a man who used to be president, and also a client, Sy Sperling?


I mean...we KNOW they've had at least ONE conversation before. Perhaps in that conversation more than one thing "came to a head."

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

If Your First Name is an Adjective, Watch Your Ass!

Mean Gene Okerlund and Super Dave Osbourne both passed away today.



If your first name happens to be an adjective, watch your ass! 2019 looks to be a spiteful bitch!

Also, someone get Weird Al Yankovic to a secured location!

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After this blog "went to press," Daryl Dragon, better known as "Captain" in the power duo, Captain and Tennille passed away. Similar to Mean Gene & Super Dave, Captain was 76 years old.

Two questions loom:


1. What is happening to 76 year olds?
2. Why would you drop the name Dragon to be called Captain.

Also, "Captain" isn't typically considered an adjective, unless you're a "captain of industry." Which, of course, Dragon was.