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Solly Mack

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Busy observing the group dynamics of dust bunnies.

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You'd think after all the racism, extraordinary rendition, torture, Katrina response, idiots

losing their minds because a black man became President, and idiots who can't afford or don't have healthcare fighting against "Obamacare", and other idiots claiming that the government needs to stay out of their Social Security and Medicare - and then Trump - that no one would be baffled or shocked.

It's almost as if those outside the US buy into the "USA! USA!" hype more so than a lot of Americans.

Yeah, yeah. I know the U.S. has a certain reputation for being the democracy people, but we didn't wake up one morning to things suddenly changed. Those changes took time - having been chipped away a little bit at a time over time. Some of those things have never changed - the full impact of racism, for one.

Right-wing religious wackadoodles demanding their beliefs are equal to science and that their religious beliefs be taught in school. Worse, getting their way in that. Spare me. Some areas of the US teach that their ignorant beliefs - Yes, ignorant - are just as valid as evolution. Look it up. Some biology teachers in public schools won't teach evolution to avoid confrontation with students and teachers who erroneously believe that their creation story is the equal to science.

Baffled? Shocked?


With apologies to Winston Churchill and Others

(Trump grunts out his words of comfort and calm. Trump as Churchill, per Trump, himself, and Mike Pence)

"‘Poor people, poor people,’ he said. ‘They trust me and I can give them nothing but magical thinking and lies to ensure continuing disaster for quite a long time.’ ”

“Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to me, myself, and I. I, alone."

I, alone, saved you. I, alone, love you. I, alone, can fix it. Fear is the means to the end.”

Keep calm and carry on. The sirens simply mean we're on top of things. Continue shopping. Go about your daily lives. The only people who run for cover are those who hate Great Britain. Bomb shelters are for those who do not believe in God. Be calm.

Remember: A bombed out building is an opportunity. We'll employ more carpenters and brick masons than ever before! The jobs we'll create! Numbers! The numbers! So high! This is a good thing.

Gas masks are for those who don't love me. You love me, right? So crowd the streets, leave your mask at home, and when you hear a siren - shake your fist in the air. Defy the bombs! Show them who is boss! Be patriots! Stand your ground! If you die, you die. But what a way to go!

I tell ya, wow. Talk about a show of strength. The crowd standing, all packed in together. That'll show the NAZIS. Let me tell you.

Still, you know, the NAZIS, some fine people on both sides.

I was talking to Stalin the other day. He's my friend. Lot of people think that's a bad thing. Say he can't be trusted. Lot of people don't know what Stalin has planned. Big plans. Yuge.

Stalin will make parts of Europe great again. Better than ever. With more freedoms than ever before.

That Roosevelt. He's a socialist, commie, Marxist elitist. I'm playing him for all he's worth. Seen him in his wheelchair? Some leader.

I'm your cheerleader in a time of need. I'll have your back. Just because I'm secured away in a bunker, coming to you live from a time-delayed radio broadcast, doesn't mean I don't stand with you. I'm there, right beside you, when the bombs hit. You know, most of them are duds. No, really. Fake bombs. No damage. Just POOF. A little smoke, a loud noise, and nothing.

Besides, the Lutewaffles have such bad aim. Most of the real bombs fall in the channel. The people are safe. The people are secure.

I'm not even sure there's a war going on at all. Maybe it's just fake news from the fake media. I think it could be. Lots of opinions on it. Who knows?

Experts (chortle) will tell you there's a war going on. That London is experiencing a Blitz attack. What does that even mean? Blitz? Sounds like ice cream. I like ice cream. Two scoops with chocolate cream pie.

The so-called experts would have you dive for shelter when the sirens go off. They would have you panic and seek cover. What do they know? That's not strength.

So, keep calm. Don't listen to fake news. Don't believe your eyes or your ears. Ignore the experts. Listen to me.

I, alone, can save you.

Thank you and God bless.

My Kind of "Sucker and Loser".

In June of 2005 I wrote a piece about the invasion of Iraq. The article was titled "The Line of Denial". In it I shared some of the questions I asked my husband, now a retired Vet, about his experiences in Iraq, as well as the war crimes, sanctioned by the President, and the troops who committed them.

Below is an excerpt.

"And what is your lasting memory of Iraq?"

The little girl.

The little girl had leprosy. He met her early on. Her disease was so advanced she was dying from non-treatment. In her entire short life, she got next to no treatment. My husband carried her dying body, along with her mother and father, through three cities seeking help for her. He couldn't find it. Iraqi doctors too scared or wanting money (to survive with) and American medics not concerned.

He finally reached into his wallet, took out all his cash, then gave it to an Iraqi doctor. The doctor helped the child die comfortably because that's all they could do for her by then.

That's what my husband brought home. That's what he remembers most about Iraq.

If that's a "Loser", then it's my kind of loser.

Fuck Trump. Fuck all Republicans. Fuck their voters.
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