Poison Skittles


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“Life is like a bag of Skittles . . .  you never know what you’re gonna get.”
I am semi-plagiarizing the character Forrest Gump’s famous line from the film Forrest Gump.

Donald Trump, Jr. likens Syrian refugees to “poison Skittles.” How fitting that a man of no taste refers to people he knows nothing about as a multi-colored confection.

His tweet:

“This image says it all.  Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first.”

This is the caption below the gleaming white bowl of Skittles with the Trump/Pence logo: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”

Hmm. White bowl, colored Skittles. This could also be seen as racist, could it not? Like the white ruling class holding the non-white people in a bowl (earth?) and controlling them. Alas, I do digress.

The white color could symbolize purity and innocence and the candies inside, the unknown or the impure? Perhaps it is a cautionary tale for trick-or-treaters. After all, Halloween is fast upon us. Should we withhold  mini bags of Skittles gathered  by our jubilant children at All Hallows’ Eve, for fear they may be in possession of a tainted one? So many questions.

What are your thoughts on the poison Skittles predicament?


Send in the (Creepy) Clowns


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Isn’t it weird?
how many are there
creepy clowns in South Carolina
causing a scare
(Don’t) send in the clowns . . .

Just when you thought the world couldn’t be more bizarre, what with  Donald Trump and his “Great Wall” of Mexico, and softening and hardening and softening (rinse and repeat) his stance on illegal immigration and his promise to deport “millions” of illegals within five minutes of being voted into office . . . here comes something new.

Creepy woodland clowns!

Yes, they appear to have taken up residence in Greenville County, South Carolina and are terrorizing children and adults.

This from The New York Times article “Creepy Clown Sightings in South Carolina Cause a Frenzy”:

A woman walking home late one night said she had seen a “large-figured” clown waving at her from under a streetlight, the police said. (She waved back.) And another woman said her son had heard clanging chains and a banging noise at his front door. In these cases, people who reported clown sightings refused to give their names to the police.

And I thought New York was weird!

Children have said that the clowns were offering them money to follow them into the woods; they apparently live in a house near a pond. The clowns seem to be targeting residents of a particular apartment complex. The police are receiving calls that the clowns have also been spotted at another apartment complex. What do they want?

People are armed and ready to defend themselves and their children against these ghoulish jesters.

As the Times article mentions, this may be a prank or publicity stunt of some kind, but that doesn’t seem to lessen the fears of the community.:

The pranksters, viral marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including Mr. King’s “It,” and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on the psychology of horror films at Harvard University, suggests that something more primal could be at work.

This brings to mind Ray Bradbury’s “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” which was also made into a Twilight Zone episode. In this story, strange things start happening in a sleepy suburban town in Main Street, USA. The appliances stop working, lights go out and people start to panic. A resident says it’s like a science fiction story he read where an alien space ship came to earth and created a disturbance. Ultimately, neighbors who were friends begin to distrust one another and wonder if Joe or Jill next door might actually be the “alien.” I won’t ruin the ending for you, but it’s well worth the read or view.

It’s the ultimate “fear of the other” story, like the fear of the evil woodland clown. Perhaps the clowns are malicious or harmful, or perhaps they are simply preying on our basest fears and sitting back to watch a once benevolent community self-destruct.

Melania Trump’s Dress


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All that you really need to know about last night is that Melania wore a beautiful dress by London-based Serbian designer Roksanda Ilinic that cost $2,190. It sold out minutes after she gave her campaign speech at the Republican National Convention. Way to go, Melania! Get Americans shopping again so the terrorists don’t win. Let’s not talk about her speech, that may have been plagiarized, echoing passages from Michelle Obama’s speech before the DNC in 2008. Fashion trumps substance!

Speaking of fashion and substance, did you catch former Calvin Klein underwear model  and soap opera actor Antonio Sabato Jr.’s speech? He moved from Rome to the U.S. in 1985 and became a naturalized citizen in 2006. He believes that Obama is a Muslim and told ABC News that Obama is “with the bad guys.” At least he looks good in underwear.


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I’ll admit to only having watched Antonio Sabato Jr. (kept hoping he would strip down to those undershorts) and the guy who came after him who was rather dour. Last night’s theme was “Make America Safe Again”–neither as catchy nor as bold as “Make America Great Again.” I wonder what tonight’s theme / motto will be.

I missed out on purchasing Melania’s dress like so many other women had the fortune to do. To be truthful, it’s more than I can afford to pay for a dress. Not sure I’d ever spend that much on a dress, but never say never. Isn’t it more important that we have the privilege to emulate celebrities, models (including underwear models) and those above our station, and imagine ourselves as rich and glamorous as they are? Ah, we can dream. Can’t we?

The Ballad of Donald Trump

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(photo: nj.com. This is Joseph Hornick’s house. He has litigated to keep this flag in front of his home.)

(The folllowing is based on “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”)

Attend the tale of Donald Trump
His skin was orange, his hands were small
He turned people to zombies with a glance
who never thereafter lived free again
He trod a path that few have trod
Did Donald Trump
The demon rich fuck of America

He kept hotels all over town
with fancy clients and good renown
And what if none of their souls were saved?
They went to their maker rather depraved
by Donald
by Donald Trump
The demon rich fuck of America

Wave your gold bars high, Donald!
Hold them to the skies!
Freely flows the blood of those who moralize

His needs were great, his rooms were grand
Three foreign wives, five children fair
posh towers, golf courses, Taj Mahal
hosting beauty pageants, reality show
for spending he deserved a nod
did Donald Trump

The demon rich fuck of America

Ostentatious, Donald was
Loud, narcissistic and mean, he was
Back of his smile, under his word
Donald heard voices that nobody heard

Donald boasted and Donald bragged
Like a perfect machine, he ran
Donald was brash, Donald was vulgar
Donald would blink and rats would scuttle

Donald! Donald! Donald! Donald!

Attend the tale of Donald Trump
He served a dark and greedy god
What happened, then, well, that’s the play
And he wouldn’t want us to give it away
Not Donald
Not Donald Trump
The demon rich fuck of Amer-ica

Trump’s Butler is a Wacko


(Trump with Anthony Senecal – google)

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

Those of you who perused today’s New York Times may have read the story about Trump’s longtime butler Anthony Senecal calling for the execution of President Obama.  He rants ad nauseam on his facebook page about his hatred for Obama. This story was uncovered by Mother Jones.

Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks said in an email, “We totally and completely disavow the horrible statements made by him.”

I certainly hope so.

I read the article in Mother Jones which includes several of his facebook posts and responses to them. He repeatedly refers to “muzzies” (Muslims) and to President Obama as a “commie muzzie.”

This was Senecal’s Facebook post on Wednesday:

To all my friends on FB, just a short note to you on our pus headed “president” !!!! This character who I refer to as zero (0) should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term !!!!! Instead he still remains in office doing every thing he can to gut the America we all know and love !!!!! Now comes Donald J Trump to put an end to the corruption in government !!!! The so called elite, who are nothing but common dog turds from your front lawn are shaking in their boots because there is a new Sheriff coming to town, and the end to their corruption of the American people (YOU) is at hand !!!! I cannot believe that a common murder is even allowed to run (killery clinton) OR that a commie like bernie is a also allowed to also run !!!! Come on America put your big boy pants on—this election you have a choice—GET YOUR ASS OUT AND VOTE !!!! Thank you !!!!

We can all shake our heads and say he’s insane or is suffering from dementia, but the fact is he has a forum for his hatred, and many people support his views.

In 1990 Senecal took a couple years off from his butler-ing stint at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida to become mayor of Martinsburg, West Virginia. One of his proposals was to require panhandlers to carry “begging permits” at all times. What a tender-hearted fellow!

On June 16, 2015, he posted on Facebook:

Today, my employer and friend Donald J Trump announced he was running for the Office of President of the United States… NO ONE deserves to run for and be elected to this GREAT office, than Mr. Trump. !!!!!

His love and loyalty for Trump seem to no no bounds.

The Secret Service is going to investigate.

These are the times that indeed try men’s and women’s souls.

Where in the World is Chris Christie?


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Remember when Chris Christie was standing behind Trump like Big Pussy on The Sopranos? And then he was boarding planes with him to campaign sites. Where has our absentee governor gone? There are vacation rumors, rumors that he’s left Trump’s campaign.

I live in New Jersey and haven’t seen him. Have you? Is he closing unknown bridges on faraway shores?

Not that he’s doing much for the Garden State anyway.

Perhaps he was upset by Trump’s mocking him at a rally in Columbus, Ohio. Trump mentioned how Governor Kasich was shirking his gubernatorial duties in Ohio, then went on to Christie:

“And your governor is absentee,” Trump told the crowd. “He goes to New Hampshire, he’s living in New Hampshire. Living! Where’s Chris, is Chris around? Even more than Chris Christie, he was there, right? Even more.”

Let me know if you see him.



Dumb and Dumber


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Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump. Wow, what a surprise!

Didn’t Trump say he would find a “place” for her in his cabinet when/if elected president? Maybe in the liquor cabinet. Just kidding.

According to the article in the New York Times, Trump and Palin are not strangers.

“Mrs. Palin, Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania, shared a pizza in New York in June 2011, when Mrs. Palin was considering a presidential run of her own and was making a bus tour around the country. (Mr. Trump was mocked at the time for using a knife and fork on his slice.)”

Isn’t that adorable?  Eating pizza with a knife and fork. Wow, that’s something really news-worthy too.  As Trump’s potential subjects, we need to know how he likes to eat his pizza.

I wonder if she is going to start stumping with him. The surreal world (United States of America) continues to churn, I mean turn.


I’m an American Goddamit

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Written by Josiah Enoch Jones, a real American.

A new roof
vinyl siding
credit card maxing for
a patch of green
who needs
purple mountain majesties
when you can workworkwork
in the boot strap pulling
Land of the Brave
Home of the Free

I clawed my way to the middle

Trump will save me
He’s no nonsense
speaks for the little guy
not like those others
I’m no xenophobe-what’s that?
or other-phobe
he speaks for me
no commie socialist, muslin
or un-hot lady in pantsuit
grandma for me

In the Land of the Brave
Home of the Free

I clawed my way to the middle

His wife is hot
she’s a model
he gets the best ass
because he’s rich and
I can be that too
he will make America
great again
I will have what he has
because he says so

In the Land of the Brave
Home of the Free

I can get out of this shit hole
and live like him
I won’t foreclose on my house
I will be able to pay my kid’s
college tuition
I won’t pay more in taxes
I will have what he has
and if I don’t
I will kill him
but I know
that won’t come to pass
since he will make
America great again

I clawed my way to the middle

I deserve it

I’m an American