Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:07 PM
niyad (54,067 posts)
MargaretHelen: Ten Monkeys Tweeting On Ten IPhones Would Make A Better President Than Trump
Ten Monkeys Tweeting On Ten IPhones Would Make A Better President Than Trump
Margaret, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and rejoin the world again. I figured enough time had passed since the election and surely Trump had finally made that pivot and started acting like a President. So I tuned in to CNN and… Nope.
Now, I’m not sure if Meryl Streep is overrated. I mean she’s no Scott Baio, I’ll give you that. But that’s really not the point, is it? The point is that the man-child about to become our next President couldn’t come up with a better retort than that? “Meryl Streep is one of the most overrated actresses…” as a comeback has about as much intellectual maturity as “I know you are, but what am I?” And he couldn’t even do it in 140 characters. It took him 16 minutes and 417 characters to write the literary equivalent of “I’m made of rubber and you’re made of glue.” Good Lord, he can’t even use an ellipsis correctly. Three dots, Donald. Three.
Honestly, ten monkeys banging on ten typewriters could have come up with a better response in less time. And it should come as no surprise that Trump had already forgotten a year earlier telling the Hollywood Reporter that “Meryl Streep is excellent.” We can only hope a year from now the man also forgets he was elected President and just wanders back to Trump Tower never to return to Washington. Of course that would leave us with Pence… Three dots, Donald. Three.
But it’s really not about Streep being overrated as an actress or Trump being outperformed by a group of typing chimpanzees. It’s about the fact that Trump actually did mock a disabled person. It’s about the fact that disrespect really does invite disrespect, and violence really does incite violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all really do lose. Trump made fun of and imitated a disabled person. It’s all on video and rather than believing what we all can see, we are being told we didn’t actually see it. Just like we are told that Meryl Streep is the most excellent……….. No wait…….. Meryl Streep is the most overrated……. No wait…..
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Response to niyad (Reply #5)
Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:16 PM
Hortensis (12,971 posts)
6. Have started. The Thanksgiving message to family
definitely pinged. Vegans can always find something to graze at my table, too, but others who cringe at the thought of butter and salt should be concerned.
Response to niyad (Reply #7)
Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:39 PM
Hortensis (12,971 posts)
8. So wish she was with us. Perhaps that's unkind, but
more likely she'd be up to her eyebrows in battle.
"Dear World, We are so sorry but we got this one wrong. Really, really wrong." Helen