Friday, August 21, 2015

Maybe It's Time to Stop Laughing

Donald Trump thinks it's passion.

Keep that in mind as I tell you a story.

Two skinny white guys, not in hoodies this time but one in a wife-beater..... a descriptive term I forbid Big Cuter from using in my presence or the presence of anyone whose respect he wanted to earn.... a term that fits just perfectly right here.....

Two white guys coming up from 'neath the streets of Boston, find a 58 year old Hispanic man asleep against the station wall...... and believing that it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless, they broke his nose, beat and kicked his head and body, and, before walking away laughing, they urinated on him.

State Troopers followed concerned citizens' prompts and arrested the brothers, who defended their actions by invoking the man who is ahead of every other Republican and Hillary Clinton in polls in Florida:
Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.
Trump seemed genuinely concerned when told the news; his face lost that creepy smile and his brows moved slightly together. He admitted it would be a shame   

But that only lasted a beat or two. 

Unable to contain himself, unable to resist the spotlight, unable to let go of the adulation heaped upon him by those too ignorant to know better, unable to make this about anyone but himself, he fanned the flames.  

Preaching to the choir, he commingled drunken mayhem with public policy.  Ignoring an opportunity to call for debate devoid of blood and urine he recovered quickly and excused the fools thusly:
I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.
No, Mr. Trump, they are criminals.  They are naughty.  They are cruel.  They are many, many things, but passionate is not one of them.  Roget's Thesaurus passion entry lists emotion, excitability, pain, desire, and love before getting to angry at entry 900 .... and entry 900 brings me to Resentment.

Yes, resentment and displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, vexation.... they all are wound up in two grown men using your name to hurt another human being, Mr. Trump.

You may call it passionate.  I call it embarrassing.
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This story is all over the interwebs.  The quotes and facts are directly from here.

8 comments:

  1. This is so sad on so many levels. It hurts the soul.

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    1. Exactly, Olga, exactly.
      I went straight from hearing it to writing it.... my soul is aching for our country. How did we get to be so cruel?
      a/b

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  2. It scares me to think that this buffoon is so popular. To think that our country has sunk so far as this.

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  3. To me though there is nobody currently running on the Republican side who doesn't horrify me at some point with what they say. And worse that there are those who are cheering them on. :(

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    1. Yes, it's the cheering that makes me nutty. And the fact that the man can stream of consciousness through an hour of nonsense and his numbers stay up.
      a/b

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  4. For the record, they're "Tank Tops", the other term has been retired for several years now.

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    1. Without you two living with me, I am always just a little bit behind <3
      a/b
      aka Mom

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