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Jan 162017
 

We’re all aware of the growing inaugural boycott by Democrats following Traitorous Trump’s denigrations of Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis.  Apparently skipping Trump’s “bigly day” is a common sentiment among true Americans, because there have only been 200 requests for bus parking permits for his inauguration on January 20thThat’s one-thousand FEWER than the 1,200 that have been requested for the Women’s March on Washington the following day.

So what if he had an inauguration, and nobody showed up?  Apparently Donald is so worried about that possibility that he’s now gone on Facebook to offer FREE TICKETS to his inaugural!  (Personally, I’d hold out for some really good swag to sweeten the pot, if I were a right-winger.)

And, of course, we’ve been reading about the endless refusals of A-list celebrities to show up and perform for Trump.  It’s gotten to the point that it has Donald so desperate that he’s now going to take matters into his own hands (teeny, tiny though they may be), and has decided to play his accordion for the crowd! 

That'll be sure to pack 'em in!  A preview:

Background Note: I posted this GIF over at DailyKos, and it seemed to tickle folks’ funny bones – so I decided to share it here.  Especially since there’ll be no “Friday Fun” on the 20th because I don't find anything really “fun” about that date. 

But I do hope to put something together on a more serious note.

My best friend from medical school sent me a YouTube “Life Accordion to Trump” that prompted my search for the accordion GIF.  So here’s the video:

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Jan 132017
 

In stark contrast to Pres. Obama’s eloquent and heartfelt Farewell Address, the next day we were subjected to Traitorous Trump and his bigly bad “press conference” – which largely dealt with him trying to deny an unverified salacious dossier produced by a former British intelligence officer.

Of the many very believable reveals contained in that leaked dossier was that Traitorous Trump was filmed while participating in one of his pornographic proclivities: having prostitutes pee for (?on?) him while he was in his pal, Putin’s, Russia.

This perversity is referred to as a “Golden Shower” ― also known as “Water Sports”.  But we shouldn’t be too surprised about Trump’s perverse penchant – after all, Hillary warned us about those “Golden Showers” during the first Debate when she was describing his economic policies:

 

 

 

So let’s enjoy the subsequent Tweet storm his fondness for “Golden Showers” generated …

 

(Nice that the Gadsden flag is a bright, bold yellow to begin with)

And if you are planning to attend the inauguration, be sure to wear the appropriate hat (and I bet you thought I was going to say “Be sure to bring an umbrella”):

Who better than Stephen Colbert to compile almost every pun out there in an amazing “Punorama” that begins at about the 2:48 mark – and it has GREAT CC!

 

And the most recent Medal of Freedom recipient couldn’t pass up an opportunity for another wonderful prank:

But Biden wasn’t the only person in the Executive Wing to hose Trump with some wordplay.  Pres. Obama took full advantage of it in his Farewell Address.

You know how the old poem goes,

April showers

Bring May flowers

Well, if we’re lucky …

Though Golden Showers

May come your way,

They bring indictments

Sometime in May

[Disclaimer: Not miine!  Saw if in a Comment somewhere. ]

I have a couple of apropos photos to close out this Friday Fun on Trump, and I was debating which one to use.  But urine luck – I’m going to use both of them!

Hopefully this will inspire all of us for the need to …

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Jan 062017
 

During the recent Holidays I came across a photo that was described as “historically iconic” – but I had never seen it before:

Even on its face the photo is quite compelling, juxtaposing the Hanukah menorah against the Nazi flag.  But the story behind it with its poem on the back resonated with me as a possible preamble – although assuredly (… hopefully) not at all on the same scale – to our impending travails come January 20th.

The picture was taken on the last (eighth) night of Chanukah in 1931 by Rachel Posner, the wife of Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner, in the small town of Kiel, Germany.  As tradition suggests, the menorah was displayed prominently in a street-side window, and the Posners happened to live directly across the street from the Nazi headquarters.

On the back of the photo Rachel composed a poem in German:

Chanukah, 5692 (1932)

"Juda verrecke"

die Fahne spricht

"Juda lebt ewig"

erwidert das Licht"

 

 “Death to Judah”

So the flag says –

“Judah will live forever!”

So the light answers.

When posters began appearing around Kiel declaring “Entrance to Jews Forbidden”, Rabbi Posner was angry and wrote a protest letter that was published in the local paper.  Subsequently he was summoned by the chairman of the local branch of the Nazi party to participate in a public debate which took place under heavy police guard.

As anti-Semitic sentiment rose, and then scattered violence began to rear its ugly head, the Posner family fled to then-Palestine (Eretz Israel) in 1933.  Fortunately they were able to convince most of their fellow 500 Jews in Kiel to also leave.  And they also brought the “Light in the Window” with them. 

The menorah is on permanent display at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust Memorial.  But the family is allowed to use the menorah every year at Hanukah.

To me, the lesson is that we must all stay on guard, lest we deceive ourselves into believing “That could never happen again – at least not in America!”

Sadly, there is a vile person who will lead our nation come January 20, 2017.  We must not let our guard down.

 

RESOURCES

[PS: I know Rachel wrote “1932” – but authorites agree that the eight days of Chanukay in the Jewish year of 5692 was 1931]

A Jewish Hanukkah menorah defies the Nazi swastika, 1931

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2014/12/22/this-photo-of-a-hanukkah-menorah-captured-a-dark-moment-in-history-the-same-candelabra-now-offers-light-and-inspiration/

http://yad-vashem.blogspot.co.il/2014/12/holocaust-menorah-home-for-holiday.html

https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=1931&country=34

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Dec 302016
 

Having just returned from a delightful and low-key Christmas visit to my Mom’s in Illinois, this one will be brief.

While Donald may strut the world-stage thinking he’s cock of the walk (well, he is a dick – so there’s that), China has taken a different approach to his impending presidency disaster.  They’ve decided to mock and ridicule him with a 23-foot tall statute of a cock.  (23-feet?  Right … with those tiny fingers?  In your dreams, Donald!)

Since the coming January 28th Chinese Lunar New Year will be the “Year of the Rooster”, the company that owns a shopping mall in the Chinese city of Taiyuan (in the northern province of Shanxi) commissioned a giant statue of one to stand outside welcoming shoppers to their complex.

But this rooster comes complete not only with Donald’s peculiarly curious coif, but also his overgrown bushy eyebrows and strange semaphore hand gestures.  (And you don’t have to be familiar with American Sign Language to know that Trump’s hands signal he’s a schmuck.)

So while Trump in just the short time from his “election” has managed to ruffle the feathers of China, they’ve managed to make money by mocking him.  You can buy replicas of the Trump cock rooster being sold by the Shenghe Yangtai Business for anywhere from $57 up to $1,739 for one standing 32-feet tall.

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/311990-giant-trump-rooster-statue-erected-outside-chinese-mall

And it’s not the first time the Chinese have enjoyed mocking Trump.  Back in November a visitor to the zoo in Hangzhou noticed a golden pheasant had a striking resemblance to Donald.

My PSA of a Personal Note:

This was brief because, as I mentioned, I just got back from my Christmas visit, and spent this morning paying my county’s Personal and Real Property taxes, and doing my year-end charity donations online.

From my own experience, for those of you interested in taking advantage of your tax-deductible donations, it may not be common knowledge that while some organizations are fully designated as 501(c)(3) [for me, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Doctors Without Borders, Southern Poverty Law Center] – others that you may want to give to [like ACLU and Planned Parenthood] are not.

SO to work around that obstacle and get a tax deduction, you can instead donate to the ACLU FOUNDATION (both national and state ones) and the Planned Parenthood FEDERATION of AMERICA, Inc.  Those are 501(c)(3) and fully tax-deductible.

Oh and don’t forget our duty for the next four years is to …

 

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Dec 212016
 

Feeling a bit rushed for time about now – and you haven't even gotten arount to putting up your Christmas lights outside yet?

Well, apparently a number of people have come up with an easy solution …

Oh, and for you who live in the Southern tier of states, a word to the wise WRT outside Christmas decorations:  There's a good reason why you should NOT be adorning your palm trees with lights …

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