“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. OK, just knock the hell … I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya. I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.” – Donald Trump
When I first heard that Donald Trump was planning to run for President of the United States, I had a good laugh about it. The thought of that floppy-haired old man running the country instead of telling people they’re fired in between bankruptcies was seriously comical. I was looking forward to seeing how he was going to campaign because it would be entertaining for us all. But then, something unexpected began to happen. People started to take Trump seriously. Supporters started to emerge from the woodwork and proclaim that Trump was the hero America needed. That he would indeed make America great again.
John Oliver delivered a masterful piece on Trump, AKA Donald Drumpf. The custom hats are sold out, and the video of Last Week Tonight received over 20 million YouTube views in about 10 days. Oliver discussed the power of Trump’s name, how it is the cornerstone of his brand, but countered with how his “real” name, Drumpf, is much less magical. He drove a lot of points home, the key one being that we’re getting far too caught up in the name and the myth of instant success that is associated with Trump. We’re overlooking the fact that the man is, for lack of a better term, full of shit.
Trump’s run for President isn’t funny anymore. Our modern version of Hitler seems to have successfully brainwashed thousands upon thousands of people, enough to win state after state as he plows his way through the country. Weak-minded people, mostly white folks in their 40s and higher, are promising to vote for Trump during rallies as their hold their hands high in the air. His support system grows stronger every time he appears on TV to yell about immigrants or his “meager” beginnings with a million dollars in his pocket.
This isn’t a matter of not liking a candidate because I disagree with their views, it’s a matter of not liking a candidate because he’s a colossal dipshit who shouldn’t be allowed to manage a game of Sims, nevermind an entire country. Donald Trump is a confused little boy whose parents told him he could do anything he wanted when he grew up, not knowing that their little boy would take that to the letter as an adult and try to buy a country. He enjoyed fear mongering. He’s a racist, and a sexist. He doesn’t know dick about what it takes to run a country. Hey, neither do I, which is why I’ll never try to get that particular job. It isn’t for everyone.
We are a country obsessed with celebrities. We make nobodies famous through reality television and YouTube. We created President Trump because we have a fascination with idiots and memes and GIFs, and Trump makes for good entertainment. We care more about upcoming SNL skits about Trump than we do about the fact that he will likely burn down America within his first week. We created the Jersey Shore, we are responsible for the dozens upon dozens of Kardashian shows, we ruined MTV, and we continue to obsess over the frivolous while ignoring reality.
Our current reality is that Donald Trump has a damn good chance of becoming President of the United States. Luckily for us, a good chance is very different than a secured victory. We still have time to make this right. We can put a stop to this cartoon world and right the ship before this vulgar human gets anywhere close to swearing in. We need to save this country from becoming little more than a running joke. We need to give a damn about more than cat videos and face swapping and actually see how harmful Trump truly is. Time is running out; this train needs to be derailed immediately. We need to decide whether we want to live somewhere that we can be proud of or live somewhere resembling a preschool playground.
- “You know it really doesn’t matter what they write, as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
- “There was blood coming out of her eyes… blood coming out of her… wherever.”
- “Women; You have to treat them like shit.”
TRUMP ON THE MILITARY: “26,000 unreported sexual assults [sic] in the military — only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”
TRUMP ON FORMER PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATE CARLY FIORINA: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”
I’ve been getting a lot of new visitors to my page lately and I wanted to open up a little to anyone who is willing to read. My morning was spent Google searching About Me questions that I can answer for you. Below are a few of the ones that I felt were worth answering. Please feel free to answer some yourself in the comment section!
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
I have an eight year old son, who is smart as a whip but as stubborn as his mom.
Spiders! I still have a small fear of the dark; I’m not afraid of the boogeyman but I don’t like that something unknown could lay right in front of or behind me. Heights don’t bother me, but I do have a fear of falling, so if I’m up high I had better be secure. Scientologists also frighten me a bit.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I want to say yes to this question, I really do. But honestly, anything extreme such as bungee jumping, skydiving, or cliff diving scares the piss out of me. I’m not afraid of heights, but the whole possibility of death is enough to put me off of taking that particular plunge.
TWO PET PEEVES?
Rude eaters; keep your mouth closed and keep the sound effects to a minimum. Bad drivers; use your turn signals, drive somewhere close to the speed limit, don’t tailgate, and get off your phone!
ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?
I am not. I was raised Catholic but began to doubt the existence of a God once I was able to educate myself about other religions, science, and was able to directly expose myself to different types of people and beliefs. I am a proud Atheist. That said, I DO in fact have morals and values and I encourage my son to believe what he wishes (he was baptized as a baby and currently believes in God in the way you’d expect an eight year old to believe).
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I do. I’ve been through a lot of hellacious situations and I somehow have survived them all. Health scares, financial turmoil, family turning against me, losing nearly everything I’ve owned, and things I’d never mention in a public forum. I don’t often give myself proper credit for it, but I am definitely a strong individual.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
How they are dressed, their hairstyle, etc. I’m not looking for fashion statements or designer labels, but looking for whether or not a person seems put together, neat and organized, clean, and respectful. If you’re covered in filth or wearing socks and crocs, I’ll likely write you off. If you’re clean and you look like you made sure you were properly put together prior to leaving the house, I feel that you’re worth my time.
ARE YOU SHY?
I’m very shy upon first meeting someone; I tend to lean on someone I know until I become comfortable with the new person. I also become shy and withdrawn when thrust into unfamiliar situations. Public speaking is only an issue when I feel unprepared; if I’m asked to stand and say a few words unexpectedly, I will likely freeze.
WOULD YOU FORGIVE SOMEONE FOR LYING TO YOU?
It depends what the lie is. If my husband lied about an affair or something else of that nature, forgiveness would come hard or not at all. If someone tells me I look pretty when I look like I just ran a marathon after being mauled by a tiger, I’ll forgive that lie and love you for it. Lies that protect me from silly things of that nature or that protect you because you’re not ready to tell me something about yourself can be forgiven. Lies about serious things (you once killed a man, you stole my cash last night) may eventually be forgiven, but certainly not forgotten.
I have ten. I’m a big fan of body art and I love expressing myself through the pictures decorating my body. I hope that one day, people will stop associating tattoos with criminals, deviants, and slackers. I do plan on getting more; I’m working on a half sleeve and I want to add to a couple existing pieces.
BEST PIECE OF ADVISE?
If you have to poll your friends and family about your situation prior to making a decision, chances are you already know the answer and are simply looking for either an assurance that you are correct or looking for someone to talk you out of something. Trust your instincts.
REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
Neither. No party out there has it all and I don’t want to align myself with any of them. Some definitely have more valid points and better views than the others, but none of them have gotten things right enough for me to jump on their bandwagon.
DO YOU PREFER EMAIL/TEXT OR PHONE CALLS?
My current cell phone plan has 400 minutes, of which I use about 20 per month. I’d decrease the minutes if Sprint would release a data plan with fewer. I used to be big on talking on the phone, but now I prefer to text or email. I can’t really carry on a conversation here at work, and when I’m home I’m busy with my husband, son, and dog. I’ll text you immediately, but if you call, I’ll probably let it go to voicemail.
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL IN LIFE?
I want to eventually earn money for writing, be it through books or blogs or articles for a newspaper or magazine. I’m slowly getting there, as I do earn a bit of cash from this blog. I want to become fully financially stable, for myself, my husband, and our boy. I want to be happy with who I am; I know I may never be 100% satisfied, but I need to be close to it. I want to learn to relax and take things in stride. Whatever happens around that doesn’t matter so long as I can do those things as so long as I have my family with me as I do them.