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January 20th 2017…A day that shall go down in history as the day of our everlasting shame.

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As the saying goes; “The fish stinks from the head down.” And so it is that, as I am writing this, I am listening in the background to the televised “inaugural welcome concert.”

The opening line of the first recorded song played was “There’ve been so many girls that I’ve known…” From the song “Heart of Stone.” A perfect choice, under the circumstances, if you are either an arrogant prick or a clueless schmuck. Oh, wait…I forgot.

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A bit later, after some shitty ersatz country music,  a military band come on and plays the “Liberty Bell March,” the theme song of the great satirical group Monty Python’s Flying Circus! I kid you not!

These people are so unaware, so tone deaf, so blissfully stupid, that they haven’t a clue. And, mind you, this is a direct reflection of the cretin they have chosen to be their great leader.

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What fucking farce!


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  1. I don’t find better words. Just, keep on writing / acting on it! All the best!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by mathias sager | January 21, 2017, 9:26 am
  2. I still remember when Ronald (now Donald) like Ronald Mc Donald, assumed the White House, here is a song from those times that properly fits in our current times and locations : Dead Kennedys, California uber alles…
    Last call for alcohol.
    Last call for your freedom of speech.
    Drink up. Happy hour is now enforced by law.
    Don’t forget our house special, it’s called a Trickie Dickie Screwdriver.
    It’s got one part Jack Daniels, two parts purple Kool-Aid,
    and a jigger of formaldehyde
    from the jar with Hitler’s brain in it we got in the back storeroom.
    Happy trails to you. Happy trails to you.

    I am Emperor Ronald Reagan
    Born again with fascist cravings
    Still, you made me president

    Human rights will soon go ‘way
    I am now your Shah today
    Now I command all of you
    Now you’re going to pray in school
    I’ll make sure they’re Christian too

    California Uber alles
    Uber alles California

    Ku Klux Klan will control you
    Still you think it’s natural
    Nigger knockin’ for the master race
    Still you wear the happy face

    You closed your eyes, can’t happen here
    Alexander Haig is near
    Vietnam won’t come back you say
    Join the army or you will pay

    California Uber alles
    Uber alles California

    Yeah, that’s it. Just relax.
    Have another drink, few more pretzels, little more MSG.
    Turn on those Dallas Cowboys on your TV.
    Lock your doors. Close your mind.
    It’s time for the two-minute warning.

    Welcome to 1984
    Are you ready for the third world war?!?
    You too will meet the secret police
    They’ll draft you and they’ll jail your niece

    You’ll go quitely to boot camp
    They’ll shoot you dead, make you a man
    Don’t you worry, it’s for a cause
    Feeding global corporations’ claws

    Die on our brand new poison gas
    El Salvador or Afghanistan
    Making money for President Reagan
    And all the friends of President Reagan

    California Uber alles
    Uber alles California…

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by transtime | January 20, 2017, 8:41 pm
  3. A farce and a total fucking joke.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by A Pondering Mind | January 20, 2017, 4:36 pm
  4. One of the saddest days of my life. Please don’t take my Obamacare!

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Michelle | January 20, 2017, 12:54 pm
  5. Cretin. One of my favorite words. Used correctly! As I’ve said before, Tony, your intestinal fortitude in exposing yourself to something like the pre-inaugural concert, is far greater than mine. I salute you! 😉 xoM


    Posted by Margarita | January 20, 2017, 12:40 pm
  6. Mr. Powers, as of this moment, %$gdf@ ‘s inauguration day, I ‘m feeling like I’m indeed barking in the dark…… a feeling of hopelessness.


    Posted by renxkyoko | January 20, 2017, 10:59 am

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