Saturday, March 2, 2024

The DTs, Part 1

Politicians aren't known for their veracity. But Donald Trump isn't even on nodding terms with truth.

According to The Washington Post, Trump offered 30,573 false or misleading claims during his term as president. That's an average of about 21 lies a day. Who does anything 21 times a day? That shows a real commitment.

The numbers ballooned over time. In his first year in office, Trump averaged about six falsies a day, and 16 in his sophomore year. In year three he reached 22 claims a day, and in his final year, when he was desperately seeking re-election, he achieved the pinnacle of 39 lies a day.

I remember marveling at the time that all that lying didn't appear to cause profound internal dissonance. It seemed to me he was due for at least an ulcer. Or for random parts of his body just to fall off. 

I have to assume he has no conscience and so felt no dissonance. The untruths were merely a means to an end.

By the time Trump's fabrications had reached the stratosphere, he knew he could get away with it. His followers didn't care, the press had missed its chance to hold him accountable and Republican politicos had already gone remarkably deaf.

Now he's still at it, fibbing at a clip that would make Pinocchio jealous. Trump is such a fabricator that if he were suddenly to start telling the truth we'd see a mass fainting event from sea to shining sea.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This Week's Quote

Image:  Alabama.gov

Embryos are not life. They have the potential to become life. Most of them aren’t even viable, a lot like the Republican Party.

Dana Goldberg

Source:  X

Saturday, February 24, 2024

The Only Explanation

Image:  Facebook

I received my ballot for Washington's presidential primary in yesterday's mail.

Today I examined the choices listed under the Republican Party, and prepared to fill in the oval next to Donald J. Trump.

Then First Officer Spock walked by wearing a goatee, and I realized what the hell was going on.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

This Week's Quote

Image by Maicon Fonseca Zanco from Pixabay

I love being trans, gay, and queer because I'm 60% of the LGBTQ acronym and it feels good to be a majority shareholder in something.

Charlie Girard

Source:  Bored Panda

Monday, February 19, 2024

Warning

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

It's Presidents Day, the day Americans celebrate George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and, God help us, Donald Trump.

Whether he's in court or on the campaign trail, Trump will be omnipresent in 2024. I know and understand that many folks will strive to block him from their eyes and ears. I warn you now that I'll be doing the opposite.

In order to survive Trump-a-looza, I need to make sense of him and all he represents. That's just who I am. So if reading yet more about Trump sounds as appealing to you as gastritis, you'd best ignore General Gayety for the bulk of 2024.

Naturally I don't want to lose readers. But I also don't want to be sued for inflicting emotional distress.

Don't expect daily diatribes on the subject. I don't have the time. These ruminations on Trump world will be periodic.

I've decided, thanks to Trump's deleterious effects and his initials, to call each post "The DTs."