The Orange President

Does Trump consume a lot of carrots, or is constantly eating pumpkin, or is it possible that he is not using the correct shade of tanning oils on his skin?   Forget about his hair and his small hands, it is that perplexing orange colored skin that gives him this unhumanoid quality, which he doesn’t want exposed.  There is nothing natural about the way he looks and his look is definitely not the result of good genes, as he would have everyone believe.  His orange tinge remains a state secret and this glow will not make America great again.  Trump has been called the Angry Creamsicle, Comrade Cheetolino, Mango Mussolini and Agent Orange, however ethnically he identifies himself as being white or Caucasian.  This Trump thing will never catch on, as aesthetic additions and color modifications to make your face look orange is widely viewed as unacceptable within popular culture and this orange fake bake look is definitely laughable and a clear signal that something has gone radically wrong.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – March 13 prompt.

The Perfect YES Man

A yes man is an ass kisser, they are sycophants and every dictator wants to have his share of yes men around him.  CNN’s State of the Union host Jake Tapper pressed our National Security Adviser John Bolton on President Trump’s botched talks with North Korea and also on Otto Warbier last Sunday.  Bolton said that his views on Warmbier’s brutal detention in North Korea “didn’t matter.”  Trump said he believed North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s statement that he knew nothing about mistreatment of Warbier, who died after returning to the U.S.  Tapper asked Bolton, “Do you take Kim Jong Un at his word?”  Bolton replied, “The president takes him at his word,” prompting Tapper to interject, “No, I know he does, but what about you?”  Bolton said, “My opinion doesn’t matter.”  John Bolton really knows how to keep his job and as long as he agrees with and goes along with everything that Trump says and does, Trump will be keeping him.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – March 6 prompt.

No Happy Ending For Kraft

Kraft faces two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, but the news is not all bad, as people close to him are supporting him.  Kraft supported Tom Brady several years ago in his underinflated balls incident, but I don’t understand why he couldn’t have just hired a call girl for this like Trump does.  It takes all types and maybe sleazy is what he enjoys.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – February 27 prompt.

Believe In Putin

You are darn tooting, Trump believes Putin.  Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, claims that Donald Trump dismissed US intelligence on North Korea, because Russian president Vladimir Putin had given him different advice.  The president said he did not believe that the North Koreans had the capability to hit the US with ballistic missiles, because President Putin told him that they did not have this potential.  McCabe says he told the “Gang of 8” about the FBI Trump probe and nobody objected. The Gang of Eight is a colloquial term for a group which is made up of a set of eight leaders from both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and co-chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees who are routinely briefed on classified intelligence matters by the executive branch.  All of this makes me wonder, how much control does Putin have over the White House?

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – February 20 prompt.

Rule Of Thumb

A modern folk etymology holds that the phrase derives from the maximum width of a stick allowed for wife-beating under English law.  This belief may have originated in a rumored statement by the eighteenth-century judge Sir Francis Buller that allowed a husband the right to beat his wife with a stick, or the right to whip his wife, as long as the stick or switch was no wider than his thumb.  However this saying may not be about spousal abuse at all, as the phrase probably came from carpenters who used their thumbs as a quick, handy measuring tool alluding to the fact that the first joint on an adult thumb measures roughly one inch, literally allowing it to take the place of a ruler and becoming a rule of thumb.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – February 13 prompt.

Racism Is Wrong

If Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan garb, that is just plain wrong.  There is no way that a person would be uncertain about whether or not they are in this photo, unless they have taken dozens of photos that are similar to this.  Liam Neeson denied that he is a racist, after admitting he once set out to kill any black man who provoked him.  He said that he walked the streets with a weapon around 40 years ago, hoping to take out his anger after someone close to him was raped by a black man.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – February 6 prompt.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Cold is determined by the lack of molecular movement.  Cold is a relatively low or extremely low temperature, especially when compared to the temperature of the human body, and it is a condition that is the opposite of hot, much less than warm or normal.  Something that is icy, chilly, cool, frigid or frosty would be cold.

At the end of last year the tune ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ was seen as being sexist and some radio stations banned it from their play lists, as a long-simmering debate over the lyrics reached a boil.  There is actually no problem with the 1944 Frank Loesser song, it is the scene in the movie Neptune’s Daughter that people have taken an issue with.  Some skeptics felt the lyrics sounded like a prelude to date rape.  The woman keeps protesting, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir,” as he asks to move in closer.  “My sister will be suspicious”, she sings.  “Gosh, your lips look delicious”, he answers.  She wonders aloud what is in her drink.

Some things in this age of political correctness, just don’t make sense any more. Is this flirtatious banter between two consenting adults which may lead to love and romance, or is it a woman who is genuinely resisting a man’s advances and a man who refuses to take “no” for an answer?  Since you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, then you should also not judge a song by its movie.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – January 23 prompt.