Pandemic Skills

Thankful to have thus far escaped COVID-19; I have tried to embrace the “cup is half full” concept and find the light through a dark time.

During this period of isolation, some got their doctorate degree, mastered baking or learned a new language. I am a slug; my ambitions are nowhere near that lofty.

A recent trip to the vet indicated our cat Maxwell developed dental plaque. The teeth cleaning procedure at the vet is pricey and involves anesthesia. I love him, but, if it’s my teeth or his, he will have to be content with soft food.

I turned to YouTube for solutions. I even stumbled across a video on how to trim your hair and not look like you were recovering from a head lice treatment.

A YouTube video featuring a fluffy adorable cat having its teeth brushed looked easy enough.

Maxwell is super smart and a mama’s boy, so I knew he would fall right in line with the program. Wrong! He wanted no part of this regimen. No amount of cat treats enticed him to cooperate.

I discovered playing to his male vanity was the ticket. When viewing his “pretty boy” image in the bathroom mirror, he grudgingly accepted having his teeth brushed.

As for me, I’m proud of my new skill. It is not a lofty achievement, but the cat has a beautiful smile.

Trump and The Music Man

As a parting shot ending his reign of terror, the leader of the Trump Crime family revived the Howard Hill role from “The Music Man.”

Hill, a seasoned huckster, duped the townspeople into starting a band and purchasing uniforms and instruments from him. After pocketing the money, he planned to hike it out of town.

Hill’s scam of uniforms and instruments are chicken feed compared to Trump, the master huckster, and song and dance man,

According to one source, Trump’s latest fundraising swindle suckered supporters into  raking in about 170 million dollars to help fight false election claims.

While Melania is measuring for new curtains at Mira Lago, Trump is riding out the rest of his term squeezing the last nickel from duped supporters.

In the “Music Man”, the big-hearted townspeople let Hill go free.

Trump’s latest money grab falls far below any standard of human decency; no surprise there. What is surprising is the number of citizens and elected officials who continue to support him. Are these folks big-hearted or stupid?

The taxpayers will continue to pay for his protection when he did so little to protect us.

The Trump administration has been a comedy/tragedy performance. There is nothing lyrical about the past four years. (well, I can think of a song or two that express my thoughts, but best kept to myself.)

The end of the Trump Apprentice for Presidency show is in sight and that’s the best gift I’ve received in four years.

A Donald Trump Presidential Library and Other Oxymorons

Note: First published in June of 2018

Oxymorons are words, or a group of words that are self-contradicting, according to Webster.
Rumor has it, however, the last syllable of an oxymoron applies to you-know-who, so the term may not be contradictory after all.

When he is no longer in office, there will be a permanent reminder of his reign of horror – i.e. a presidential library. Presidential libraries are privately funded, then turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration to operate and maintain.

Trump’s tenure could result in a location at Riker’s Island or Leavenworth and break with tradition.

Otherwise, my money says The Donald’s library will be on a Trump-owned resort property.

The facility will be as garish and tasteless as the Trump dynasty.

I envision a kiosk with  MAGA merchandise for die-hard supporters to purchase.

A jumbotron featuring various kinds of products such as hair color, gel, and tanning spray with a how-to diagram of the comb-over.

Museum-like film clips of his photoshopped inaugural parade with its huge crowds and rallies featuring his adoring followers would loop over and over.

Replicas of McDonalds and KFC family size buckets would replace official White House menus.

Credible proof of the stable genius’ awards, certificates of merit or other tributes are non-existent. In their place, bankruptcy filings, bogus tax returns, copies of fake news covers and a diploma from Trump University.

Alongside photos of interest during the Trump reign of terror, photos of his paramours will peak visitors interest. There will be no mention of a first lady, as she retired to a villa in Switzerland  and changed her identity.

Numerous photos of executive order signings will grace the walls replacing inspirational quotations, typically found in other president’s libraries.

The Trump Presidential Library will be just like the man himself – tacky and tasteless and the American Taxpayer will be stuck for paying for its upkeep through the National Archives and Record Administration.