Last week, we wrote about Week One of the new Trump regime -- HERE. It was quite a clusterTrump.
Now Week 2 has passed. ClusterTrump x 2 squared.
We have to admit that we just can't keep up with trying to cover and comment on all the mischief, damage, disruptions, trickeries, and madness of this administration. We are exhausted in trying to keep the pace. Here's just a little of what transpired: a Muslim ban, an assault on human rights, a coup at the NSC with the appointment of a white supremacist, total disregard of Jews in a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Executive Orders that were unconstitutional, flat out lies, reliance on a voter-fraud "expert" who was registered to vote in three states, threats of war (even against Mexico), an incredible (and laughable) lack of knowledge about African-American history, telephone hang-ups, and fatigue -- proving that Trump just doesn't have the stamina to be President. Sad.
Our UN ambassador said that she was "taking names." In attempting to assure that Trump knows that Frederick Douglass is dead, the president's Press Secretary actually said the following:
Tapes have resurfaced with Steve Bannon's neo-Nazi views of the world, the chief strategist in the White House and the man Trump wants on the National Security Council. Scary stuff.
Kellyanne Conway ended week two with a bold-faced lie...er, alternative fact...about the fictional Bowling Green Massacre, a bloodbath THAT NEVER HAPPENED!!!
Oh -- even the language of the GOP is evolving: they are now going to "repair" the Affordable Care Act instead of repeal it. More than likely, what was once called "Obamacare" will soon be referred to as "TrumpDon'tCare."
By the way, while all of this was going on, Ivanka trump tweeted a picture of herself in her favorite tin foil hat (pictured at the right).
Ivanka's tin foil hat reminded us of two other fashion fads associated with the madness that is the Trump administration. First, "orange is the new blech." Second, the Trump classification system of gold stars (pictured below). We have posted this picture before, but we thought we would post it again since all of this talk of Trump fashion reminded us of Emmett Lee Dickinson's now-classic poem "The morons are bolder than they were" (further below on the left) which references the wearing of gold stars. Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "The morns are meeker than they were" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
The morons are bolder than they were –
The nuts are getting strong –
Steve Bannon’s cheek is plumper –
The Voice of the alt-wrong.
That Milo wears a gayer scarf –
And Kellyanne alt-garb
So I can be identified
I’ll put my gold star on.
By Emily Dickinson:
The morns are meeker than they were –
The nuts are getting brown –
The berry's cheek is plumper –
The Rose is out of town.
The Maple wears a gayer scarf –
The field a scarlet gown –
Lest I should be old fashioned
I'll put a trinket on.
Below: Just a few things associated with Week 2: A comedy site posted Trump's Black History Month comments verbatim; Trump had to be schooled on the Geneva Convention; Trump's ban was not a ban while simultaneously being a ban; pictures of some of the bad dudes Trump is targeting, including a vicious tiny lass in handcuffs.