Friday, May 26, 2017

Donald's International Stomp


 
Tom and Dorothy
When Pope Francis first visited America two years ago, he said that his four favorite Americans were Abraham Lincoln, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King. As a gift, President Trump presented His Holiness with five books by Dr. King. It would have been more fitting if he had given him four books - one by each of them. That's never gonna happen, kids. There is no way a right wing "Christian" Republican is ever going to even vaguely acknowledge the words of Merton and Day. No two Catholic writers in the twentieth century were more adept at exposing the utter hypocrisy of American conservatism.

An interesting side note of the visit to the Vatican that hasn't gotten a lot of coverage is the fact that Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic, was barred by mein Trumph from meeting with the pontiff - while other members of the administration's hierarchy lower than Sean were granted the honor. I'm not used to being a champion of the press secretary, but was there any good reason for this? Probably not. I can only surmise that Donald Trump did this for no other reason than he is a mean and malicious bastard. That's all.
 
I must confess it has been quite amusing watching Donald stomping about the planet with one foot on a banana peel and the other in his mouth. The idea that he is the representative of the American people is a misnomer. He certainly doesn't represent me. I would venture to guess that he doesn't represent you either. His arrogant behavior on this trip - particularly toward representatives of America's allied nations - was arrogant, embarrassing and comical all at once.

FUN FACT: During a closed meeting with other members of NATO yesterday, Trump referred to Germany, one of our closest and most important allies, as "Bad. Very bad". I don't think an American leader has made that sort of comment since the late Spring of 1945. I'll look into it.

But the moment of this trek into nuttiness that stands out more than any other is the Shove Seen Round the World. Did you see? In a pathetic effort to be seen at the front of the throng of world leaders, the president of the United States of Embarrassment pushed his way through the crowd of world leaders, shoving the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovi, out of his way. Once he was front-and-center, the leader of Idiot Nation stood there, posing and smirking in a manner that would have made Mussolini blush. Not quite il Duce - but definitely il Douchebag. It really was something to behold.

Donald Trump is what the people of this country deserve. I can't even articulate what fun this is to watch.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY
 
AFTERTHOUGHT:
 
The Newest Victims of ISIS:
A mass gathering of little girls
 
WHOOOA! BAD ASSES!!


11 Comments:

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Bill said...

The Addams family visits the pope.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I'm hearing Martin Luther King is another "example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more".

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

"Donald Trump is what the people of this country deserve. I can't even articulate what fun this is to watch." Because you are so much wiser than the rest of us.
LOL

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Bill: "The Addams family visits the pope."

Bill, I believe you're right! LOL

Notice how the mother and daughter covered their heads, resemblance of pre-Vatican II days, but neither ever did when visiting Saudi Arabia. Their absence of correct etiquette, in both instances, was either meant as a contemptuous slight or was profoundly borne of complete ignorance.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Michael Stivic said...

Tom,

Nice rant about the Orange man.

A conniving con artist who colluded with the Russians to steal the election from the anointed one Queen Hillary.

I have no feelings for Hillary and the DNC who stabbed Bernie in the back and then made him kneel and kiss her chubby ass.

Bernie was given a large chunk of hush money in advance for writing a book and is now a 1% percenter. amirite?

We are in serious trouble. Obama's Tsunami of over 1000 seats lost at the state and federal is still not over if Greg Gianforte in Montana can be elected after breaking the glasses of that poor defenseless reporter from the Guardian who got in his safe space. just say'n.

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom Degan: "...the president of the United States of Embarrassment pushed his way through the crowd of world leaders, shoving the prime minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovi, out of his way. Once he was front-and-center, the leader of Idiot Nation stood there, posing and smirking in a manner that would have made Mussolini blush."

Yes, this president exhibited more mob-style behavior, and of course for those who missed it it's worth seeing. For those who already have, it's worth examining again. Could he be any more embarrassing to this once great nation? I'm sure we'll find out as the months progress.

By the way, Tom, Trump's physical resemblance to Mussolini is uncanny. If they're not related by blood, they sure are by ideology. Mussolini would probably earn an award -- if one existed -- as not only the original, but also the consummate strongman corporatist fascist of the 20th century. My money's on Trump to win that award in the 21st.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Plus, he gets two scoops of ice cream to his guests one, ghastly.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Kremlin Don likes ice cream. He also needed a golf cart when other nations' leaders walked.

No stamina. Very low energy. Feeble. Not up to the job. Weaker than Hillary. Small hands don't help. Sad.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

More fake news from the unapologetic Dave Dubya

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Kevin Swanwick said...

There is an eerie inversion of consciousness when we talk about Dorothy Day and Donald Trump in the same paragraphs. Dorothy Day thought the notion of Sainthood (for herself), which some had suggested in her lifetime, as preposterous and she was hostile to the idea, while Trump spends his time lashing out when reasonable people think he is less than virtuous.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Kevin Swanwick said...

There is an eerie inversion of consciousness when we talk about Dorothy Day and Donald Trump in the same paragraphs. Dorothy Day thought the notion of Sainthood (for herself), which some had suggested in her lifetime, as preposterous and she was hostile to the idea, while Trump spends his time lashing out when reasonable people think he is less than virtuous.

 

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