Monthly Archives: June 2015

On the Trumpiness of the Donald

I have frequently noticed the correlation between a person’s last name and their occupation.

This not unusual, for this is whence last names originated. What is more amusing, is the coincidence with the last name and the character of the person.

What does Trump mean?

Let’s look at the definition, taken from

“Definition of TRUMP

1a :  trumpet

b chiefly Scottish :  jew’s harp

2:  a sound of or as if of trumpeting <the trump of doom>

Origin of TRUMP

Middle English trompe, from Anglo-French trumpe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba, trumpa trumpet

First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of TRUMP

1a :  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump card
b :  the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand —often used in plural
2:  a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card
3:  a dependable and exemplary person”

Most of us know the meaning of “trump” from card games, but heck, did you see #3 in the list of definitions?
“A dependable and exemplary person”?!
These are his words:
“When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. … When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They are bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Given his recent gaffe involving racist and derogatory remarks about Latinos, perhaps he should consider changing his name to one of the rhyming words, none of which are complimentary.
Donald, you’ve ruined it for yourself, your trumpeting Trumpiness has not triumphed.
I was really looking forward to more of the election circus, and I will really miss his big-foot-in-mouth disease.
Does watching the Republicans cringe count as a sport? Ach, what was I thinking. They don’t cringe, they just go to war.
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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in etymology, humor, politics, satire


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The Enormous Advantage of Occupying Powers

The Enormous Advantage of Occupying Powers

Yes, I bet that headline got your attention, right?

We all hate war, and what it means but let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages an occupying power can bring to the table:

  • Genghis Khan, one of my all- time shaker- and-mover favorites, brought many new laws into existence, as well as paper moneyIMG_3236
  • The Romans civilized much of Europe, bringing awesome things like underfloor heating, bathrooms and mosaics.

  • The Crusades and the “Infidel Invasion” by the Turks brought much needed culinary, algebraic and fashion changes to Europe because they had become so uncivilized after the Romans withdrew they virtually went back to being barbarians, thanks to Christianity.

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  • England’s occupation of India and other colonized countries gave the world cricket, tea and pith helmets…and of course, English as she is spoke. Too bad the U.S. didn’t like any of those, they would have been better off.
  • Hitler’s scientists developed rockets which formed the basis of many other frightening killing machines so dearly loved by the military.
  • American occupation of foreign nations….ooops, you got me there. But let’s not forget McDonalds, Elvis Presley, the A-bomb and teeth whitening! Awesome!!!  Image result for atom bomb

Yes of course I am being facetious. That’s how I roll, so don’t take this seriously and write me hate mail or put me under a fatwa. I am simply not worth the effort.

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Posted by on June 24, 2015 in humor, satire, war


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Tuning Out: Facebook, I’m Bored!

Like many millions of other users, my customary ritual was to check Facebook daily, sometimes more often, but more usually with my cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Most of my family live not only in other states, but other continents, and it is a way to allow my mother to be part of my life, even though she lives so far away, in South Africa.

But Facebook is no longer what it used to be. People no longer communicate their activities, or even say what they think. Everything has to be PC, bland and boring because God knows the thought police are constantly ready to pounce, denounce and control. And I am sick of it. 

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Hell, yeah.

The constant posts of mindless memesincorrect information (if it’s on the Internet it must be true), so-called-health, environmental and political “news” are what drives the site; religious crap and Jesus memes in the clouds, on toast, the evils of Monsanto and fracking… I try and ignore it and it is driving me away. It is a concentrated form of torture that they should employ in Guantanamo. See how long those poor suckers can put up with it before they go stir crazy.

Who knew that there could be so much incorrect grammar, misspellings and ignorance on the Internet? How did the media become authors of and purveyors of clickbaiting? How many times do we have to be aware of cancer, American heroes, police brutality and beaten dogs? For God’s sakes, people!

How can we avoid it?

By checking out, and moving on, just like my kids have some time ago already.

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Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized


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