a pat on the back.

[If you have strong political beliefs that are the opposite of mine, you might want to run now.]

What the fuck?

No, really. What the fuck?

I don’t usually do this… It’s a risk. I don’t like to speak publicly on this topic. I don’t like to start ‘debates’ (read: fights), but I just can’t keep it in any longer or I’m going to snap. I want to scream. I need to scream. Even if I didn’t already have an anxiety disorder, this would be killing me. Maybe I have already snapped.

[FYI… if this gets ugly, I may remove the post… just so you know. But for now… here it is.]

Watching too much news right now is a bad idea. I recognize that and I try not to do it. But I do want updates. I want to know what’s going on. To some extent anyway.

I can’t count on late night television to update me right now (as I usually do for my news) because they are out of production (as they should be). Stephen Colbert is with us, though. He can’t help himself so he’s been doing monologues from his home. (I assume it’s his real home, but I could be wrong… doesn’t matter.) He informs while still keeping it light. It’s a gift. And don’t underestimate how comforting it is to see your beloved late night host delivering his monologue from a bubble bath while wearing a suit.

But that, of course, is not from where my rage stems.

I think you know what the problem is. Or rather who the problem is. I don’t even want to type his name. He’s such a fucking waste of space.

When I turn on the television to watch the local news, I keep catching [parts of] the daily White House briefings. What I have learned is that all that dickhead cares about is patting himself on the back. Every comment, every piece of information, every answer to every question out of his mouth is twisted into self-flattery. He takes every single fucking thing as an opportunity to spin it and tell everyone how perfectly he’s handling everything and how much better he is than anyone else ever.

He spends at least ninety percent of every briefing complimenting himself. The other ten percent is a mix of somewhat useful information and other people speaking. But it doesn’t stop with him. Even robotic white-bread VP speaks this way. Barely giving information… just spending the whole time talking about how great everything is going.

Is it, though? I’ll give you a hint. No.

Governor Baker (MA) has been trying to get masks for healthcare workers. Every time he tries to place an order, he is outbid by the feds. He spoke directly to President Dickhead and got nowhere. That fucker thought it was funny. He was all smiles… almost laughing… as he told Gov. Baker that he should keep trying but it could keep happening. Seriously. I’m not making this shit up.

Open your fucking eyes, asshat. People are sick (you don’t care ’cause you’re not). People are dying (you don’t care ’cause you’re not). People can’t go to work (you don’t care ’cause you have to). Schools are closed (you don’t care ’cause you’re an idiot). Businesses are closed (you don’t care ’cause you still get paid). You don’t give a fuck because it doesn’t directly impact you. You tested negative (shame), and no one’s fighting you for toilet paper.

Open your fucking eyes. Things are not going well. They’re dismal at best. And you have not done a great job… or even a good one. In fact, you didn’t do shit until you were forced to. Hell, I’m sure you’re still not doing shit. Everyone around you is scrambling, and you’re taking credit for their efforts… repeatedly telling the us what a fantastic job you’re doing. You don’t get to say that. Not after you stalled on taking action. Not after you went on record saying this wasn’t a big deal… or that it would go away once spring arrived. Viruses are not affected by weather. But you’re a fucking idiot in any weather.

And it doesn’t stop there. He’s using this crisis as a political tool. He uses press conferences and briefings as campaign rallies. Not literally, of course, but that’s not too far off. Praising himself and his people (whoever his people are this week… they drop like flies and are replaced like old socks… and he’ll turn on them in an instant). Toting the ridiculous notion that his administration is the best we’ve ever seen… that they’ve done more than any other administration ever. Fuck off. All this dipshit has done is help the richest people… and undo all the good things the previous administration accomplished.

I am worried. Not just about the current crisis, but about the bigger picture. This is an election year. I don’t think I can handle four more years of this hell. Bernie, Biden, ANYONE… please. Please save us.


p.s. — Is this where I should apologize to anyone who supports the moron-in-chief? That’s not happening.


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Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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20 Responses to a pat on the back.

  1. M says:

    No arguments from me. You’re right on the money. There are no words to properly describe this textbook example of Narcissistic Personality Disorder…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. gigglingfattie says:

    You vent girl!!

    I recently got a tv and wanted to watch the news but I don’t have actual channels just like streaming things. So I asked my dad for his log in for an app that is supported on my tv, and the first news broadcast was him saying “I knew this was a pandemic before it was a pandemic” ummmm you literally said it was a hoax.

    I can’t believe anyone would fall for this?! Like that’s the deal?! Ugh so annoying.

    I’m keeping the news viewing to 30 mins tonight

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    • It’s worse than one would imagine. I need to stop turning on the tv at midday… it seems that’s when he’s on. I need to wait and catch the local news later in the day… because if I throw something at the tv, my husband will be really mad at me for ruining the tv… and my son will have to use a smaller one with his xbox. LOL

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      • gigglingfattie says:

        Haha! Yes I only allow myself local news at 530. But my roommate has the news on all day long and then he wonders why he’s having so much anxiety 🤦‍♀️

        Yes good plan not to throw something at the tv haha!!

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  3. So … reading between the lines …you don’t like Donald?

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  4. Go girl, go!
    Most of us across here think he is a complete and utter moron and cannot understand how educated, and seemingly sensible, people can consistently agree with him. They seem prepared to support his campaign for re-election (which appears to be his sole purpose in life, backed by every word that escapes from his mouth). Sadly, we are not that much better off in the UK – but that is another story!

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    • The people who agree with him are not sensible and possibly not educated either. Maybe that’s mean, but I still think it’s true. It’s a sweeping generalization, but I think anyone who supports him is an idiot. And I’ve got no respect for him or his followers!

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  5. Meg says:

    Absolutely true. I have never seen such a self absorbed individual as the current president. You said it all. Hope you and your family are doing ok during all this. Thank goodness many of the governors are taking matters into their own hands, otherwise nothing would get done. Still potus has hung manny of them out to dry. I read this morning that governors were trying to get supplies [which they were told to do] and the federal government outbid them!!!! What the actual….??? Ireland has strict measures in place. Most everything is closed and though H is still going to work, they’ve instituted rules for interactions. Anyway, take care, sending my best wishes and hope you all don’t go crazy cooped up at home! ❤️❤️

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    • I can say that we are all fine physically but my daughter and I may kill each other. 🙂 No, I’m kidding. It’s not that bad. She just gets bored more easily than my son. I just really need to avoid the white house briefings. I can’t take it anymore!

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      • Meg says:

        I hear you! I’ve tried to limit my time reading/watching the news. It’s the only way to stay sane. Sending love and best wishes for your safety and sanity! ❤️❤️

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  6. mydangblog says:

    Excellent post, says your neighbour to the North!

    Liked by 1 person

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