This Just In…

Good Morning to all.

It’s my 62nd birthday– more on making it this far in a minute.  Hopefully my present to my followers will be a good belly laugh.

We have only to rerun Mitch McConnell’s nasty little sound bite of several days ago to remind ourselves that the agenda of the newly Republicanized House of Representatives will be to “take out” Obama.

There was no conciliatory “we’ll meet you part way, Mr. President” whatsoever in McConnell’s words or demeanor.

I wanted to rip his homely face off.

But then I made a discovery of something that just might be a solution to all of this billowing ill will casting the President as a demon and a foreigner.

Some company in southern China has produced a blow-up doll/kinky toy of Barack Obama.  Yup.  You can see it and read about it here and, yes, I regret to say it’s available at Amazon.

Now that's marketing!

 

Since McConnell and company want to f**** the president, we need to let them know that they have a great opportunity to take the edge off in a way consistent with the scurrilous backyard trash they are.

I know, not nice.  But then, consider that the 40%voter turnout just populated Congress with a gaggle of nuthatches whose ability to have their heads up their asses with their feet in their mouth defies reason.

In a word, it feels to me that this is not the time to be nice, placating or tolerant.  Let’s make it a goal, fellow Blue Americans, to wipe out McConnell, Boehner, Bachmann, Palin and their minions.  Let’s dig up dirt.  Let’s besmirch reputations and drag discourse into the gutter.

It seems to work.

In other news I turn 62 today by the skin of my unhappy teeth.  I have survived for a long time, the major benefit of which is to view myself as a survivor– at last.  That is the only benefit I can see to battling alcoholism and depression, dealing with loss on loss.

Naturally I’ve had a part in the dark things.  Thank the stars that we can find comfort and fulfillment in making art.

They say that Chopin felt brutalized by the world and retreated into his music until the end of his life.  I suspect that is true of any number of writers and artists.  May we create in fulfillment on this day!

About jenneandrews

Jenne' R. Andrews lives and writes in Fort Collins. She is a Fellow of the National Endowment in Literature, the published author of several collections of poetry, freelance articles, and innumerable miscellaneous pieces of writing; she blogs here, at La Parola Vivace on Blogger, is hooked up to writers galore on Facebook-- focus is issues du jour, literary dilemmas, and more. She encourages quality diverse posts/responses principally from other writers and thinkers. She will post her own poetry, memoir and short fiction on this site, and within reason, as a former teacher of creative writing, literature and composition, is happy to give free feedback upon request. See her poetry at the beautiful cyberspot http://parolavivace.blogspot.com .
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9 Responses to This Just In…

  1. Maureen says:

    Happy Birthday! Our dates of celebration under the sign of Scorpio (drama and passion) are not so far apart. Mine was 11/2. I “became” 58.

    And now we know, too, that Bush’s “worst” moment of his presidency was a Kanye West remark. Not the horrors of 9/11, not the horrors of the Iraq invasion and Abu Ghraib and torture by waterboarding, not the horrors visited upon the people of New Orleans. . . but a “disgusting” remark that he was “racist”. Why am I not surprised?!

  2. Laurie says:

    Goooooood one Jenne! Gaggle of nuthatches indeed. Well, we won once; we will win again, if we — if we —- what the hell DO we have to do?????!!!!!

    Happy B-day to you and your teeth and their skin, from an Air Sign (Aquarius) to a Fire Sign. Keep on burning!! ; ]

  3. Happy Birthday! And to Maureen too. My day is 11.7 for 47, with an extra hour of sleep!

    Very colorful and upbeat in spite of the serious message. I thoroughly enjoyed rhetoric.

    Shari

  4. It was requested by a Facebook group (whose name I don’t recall) that everyone go to their local bookstore and move George W. Bush’s memoir, being released today, to the true crime section and to photogaph yourself doing so to post on their page. It’s a funny idea. Unfortunately, my nearest B&N is about 100 miles round trip.

    Happy Birthday. Take heart, you ain’t the oldest blogger on WordPress.

  5. Joyce Evans-Campbell says:

    Happy forever Birthday. I love reading your work. It’s inspirational and engaging, and it resonates with me.

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