My momma used to say, "if you don't have anything nice to say, come on over and have a seat next to me". Of course, my momma had a sense of humor and loved to talk shit, so this wasn't just a joke, it was an affirmation that if you had anything truly obnoxious or awful to tell her, she'd enjoy hearing it. She'd also jump in with her own war stories and humorous ranting. When there was clarity in her thinking, she was a whiz at not only entertaining, but at cutting to the heart of a thing. She loved politics and especially politicians as they were the best foils for her decidedly anarchist sense of sarcasm.
I often consider, is it possible that I think like she might have had she lived as long as I have? As it was, she was gone from us far too soon and I've not only outlived her, but at this point, I've spent more than half my life without her influence. Oddly, that seems to matter very little. I'm only sorry she didn't live to see Donald Trump become our president. Not only would she have lampooned him mercilessly, but she'd have been one his is staunchest adversaries and vocal opponents. She would have found piling on the laughter as appealing as a vodka Collins and wouldn't have been remotely repentant about it.
While I was considering the headlines and wondering what my mother would have said about it all, I wondered if there were days or if there was ever a moment of real true cognizance and clarity defying the normally vacuous nature of our CiC and does his id ever acknowledge how truly repugnant and reprehensible his behavior is? Yeah, I know, it's hard to tell. Part of me really hopes that deep inside there's the little child Donnie that is so humiliated and embarrassed by adult Donald, that he reflexively recoils in horror and abject contrition. I hope this because I can't imagine anyone being that unaware of their own awfulness.
To that end, I thought we'd enjoy a little levity today and take time to invent that little voice and play a game. That tiny voice in Trump's head surely has to utter some vivid responses to his more notorious rants. Or not. Maybe that little id is just delighted that Donald is such a stooge. It may be a joy and enchantment to sit back and watch a grown man behave like a fool or worse. So, out of convenience, I've grabbed some of the recent headlines and thought we'd use them to start the fun.
How to play... find a headline of your own, or use one here, and become Donald's Brain. Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk. Tell us all what you're thinking about what's happening. Consider how it must be to sit in the pilot's seat of that motorized mouth conveyor and let it rip. Understand there is no getting this wrong, only getting it funnier and funnier than it must be to have to be that brain.
Oh, these are from MSN.
‘We have a lot of blond women in Finland’: Trump thought two female reporters were the same person
Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’
Trump: Resigning CEOs 'Are Leaving Out Of Embarrassment'
Here's What Trump Thinks Is The Greatest Threat To The World
Trump defends Arpaio pardon, assumed ‘ratings would be far higher’ by announcing during hurricane
While I'm sure there are many more headlines or photos that can be procured to continue the theme, this is what I've grabbed at this point. I'd rather we all took a little time to find some that are more nuanced and truly "Donald" to the core. You know, the little voice Donnie, has to find something over the top now and again.
Let's have some fun...