Saturday, July 21, 2018

Grab a Cup of Covfefe and Tweet Like Your Favorite Person

We are off to a niece’s wedding today so I’m posting this oldie from MOTUS’ Deep Vault - 2014 to be exact. This was before The Donald rode down the escalator and into the Twitterverse, single-handedly raising Tweeting to a new art form: truth-letting in 140 characters or less. Back in those dark days most Tweets were superfluous at best and annoying at worst. Their overall poor quality generated this reaction from our too-soon departed compatriot, GreetingsFromYonkers, which in turn inspired me to create a new game: Tweet Like Your Favorite Famous Person. 


In case you missed it, GreetingsFromYonkers posted an insightful comment late Wednesday night on the limitations of Twitter in a semi-illiterate age:

“Gosh, wholly apart from whether we do or don't know what we do or don't know, I have an even more basic issue with Twitter.

It's the 140-character limit. Frankly, most people are not literate enough to work around this roadblock, which calls for exceptionally high vocabulary and syntax skills. Thus tweets end up being an incomprehensible mélange of clichéd abbreviations, or extremely superficial.

Let's all close our eyes and imagine what Twitter would be like in the hands of Dorothy Parker: a weapon of mass destruction! Can you imagine her tweeting this on September 15, 2008:


Jesus would have been a natural on Twitter too. His philosophical statement that became the cornerstone of Christianity, the Golden Rule, is also less than 140 characters.”

And then, yesterday, Sowsear posed the quintessential DP question: “What fresh hell is this?” I took the arrival of two Parkerisms in less than 24 hours as an omen of some kind, so I’m rolling with it; let’s all play “Famous People’s Tweets.” I see multiple ways to construct this; you can recycle famous people’s exact quotes as retweets on current events – let’s use one of Dorothy’s for illustration purposes (and speaking of illustrations, the use of a picture with your retweets is optional, butt welcome).

obama-fraud“Look at him, a rhinestone in the rough.”

Or, you can re-write a famous person’s original quote to suit current events. For example, Ernest Hemingway, commenting on the ease of tweeting: original quote: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

The 21st century retweet translates to:

#TweetingYourThoughts: “There is nothing to #tweeting. All you do is grab your #SmartPhone and #Bleed.”

Alternatively, you can use the style of a famous person to tweet on current events; Winston Churchill on #StopTweetingNow:

“#Never, #never, #never, #never, #NeverTweet!”

Or perhaps e.e.cummings on the demise of proper grammar in the Twitterverse, #usepropergrammar

“#idon’tcare #doasyouplease”

Or, equally fun, take a famous person’s actual quote and repurpose it into a similar but more contemporary observation; F. Scott Fitzgerald original quote: “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” 

Repurposed modern sentiment expressed in a tweet:

“You don’t #tweet #BecauseYouHaveSomethingToSay, you #tweet #BecauseYouDon’tHaveAnythingToSay.”

Okay troops, carry on: this could get interesting.


or not…


Thanks, Yonkers! What a #GreatIdea!

P.S. This was one of GreetingsFromYonkers’s contributions to the game, from the comments:

@dorothyparker: @michelleobama: Men seldom make passes/At shrews with fat asses. #hubbyisgaydumbkopf

Like Janice the American Elder, GFY is sorely missed. RIP.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

#FLOTUSFriday – Euro-Version

It’s #FLOTUSFriday and on any other planet the media would still be talking about the vision of loveliness that was our FLOTUS during her and the President’s 7-day European trip.



But because we live in America, where it has been established unequivocally that at least half of us - and the entire media - are clinging to sanity by a very thin thread, they will continue to talk treason, impeachment and court intrigue instead. It must be exhausting to be a Democrat.

Bonus shot: Melania at Microsoft in the UK:


I’ve got appointments all day, so have at it troops.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Insanity. Normalized. It’s the Liberal Way.

The Board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), voted to change the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children's Literature Legacy Award because they found her “Little House” series (written in the 1930s through the 1940s) to  “reflect dated cultural attitudes toward indigenous people and people of color that contradict modern acceptance, celebration and understanding of diverse communities.”

Not everyone agrees.

“When the American Library Association renamed an award formerly bearing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name, calling her works “dated” and racially offensive, the reaction was swift and passionate. Wilder is more than just another author for many people. She’s been a long-standing, much beloved American icon for generations of children.”…It’s more than just an award being renamed, this is a symbol of the rewriting of American history into a cleaner, more palatable and PC version.  - The Federalist

Just a reminder - this is what happens when you allow the Left to be the arbiter of what’s acceptable in our culture:

claire_drapeau_annapolis_pride_12.bisexual trans genderTwelve-year-old Claire Drapeau has been out as bisexual since she was in fifth-grade.

boy to girlAvery began “her” transition from male to female when “she” was 4. - No, I did not make that up.

…insanity is normalized. Which is way better than “contradicting modern acceptance, celebration and understanding of diverse communities.”

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

If This Is Putin’s Plan I’m In

After a 7 day trip President Trump misspoke and said “would” when he meant “wouldn’t.” Nancy Pelosi regularly loses her train of thought completely, Hillary Clinton routinely loses her shoe, Barack Hussein Obama speaks of “my Muslim religion” and not a peep. But President Trump misspeaks one word and that makes him treasonous, un-American…deplorable! Worse than Hitler!

But he corrected himself, so everyone can calm down now, right? Wrong. They still want his head. And  somebody in Portland seems willing to accommodate.

I would just like to say that if VSGPDT is Putin’s puppet then this must be Putin’s plan for America:

  • Make the American Economy stronger


  • Make the American Military stronger still
  • Secure our borders

Seems an odd plan for the head Russian oligarch to embrace but if that’s it, I’m on board.

trump train3

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cut. It. Out!

You can’t help but be somewhat amused by the unhinged media’s reaction to the Trump-Putin press conference. The cohort that idolized Russia Russia Russia during its heyday suddenly finds itself in full agreement with Ronald Reagan - it is indeed the Evil Empire (having colluded with Trump to steal the election from the smartest woman in the world).

They’re only 27 years late, and now it’s all Trump’s fault, because, ya know, their guy told Putin to Cut. It. Out!


So there you have it: all President Trump would have had to do to placate the media yesterday was drop Dave Coulier’s famous Full House line on Putin.

Dave Coulier-full-house-quotes-movie-quotes

“The 1980’s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy  meme back.”

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Hillary: Still Hero of the Aggrieved and Champion Whiner

From the American Federation of Teachers newsletter, Our Hero and Champion, Hillary Clinton:

Every two years, the AFT presents the Women’s Rights Award to a woman whose vision and courage have raised the game for other women. This year’s recipient, Hillary Clinton, is a role model for women in politics, in the workplace and in society as she strives to make our democracy equitable for all people, especially women and girls.

Who other than the AFT would give an award to a woman as corrupt (and tired) as old Hilz?

Hillary-ClintonHillary begins speech: “I’m so tired, I can barely stand.” You’ve come a long way, baby!

In my experience heroes and role models are not whiney losers but Hillary broke that glass ceiling too. Amongst the permanently aggrieved nobody is more aggrieved about more things for a longer time than old Hillary.

“When I was growing up, there were scholarships I couldn’t get, colleges I couldn’t attend, jobs I couldn’t apply for just because I was a girl,” she lamented.”

I doubt that Little Miss Stripe-y Pants could have qualified for West Point or Annapolis anyway but go ahead, feel free to whine about having to go to Ivy League Wellesley and Yale.

clinton-stripped-pantsWhat difference, at this point, does it make?

ran over hillary cat

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

I Like Ike

I see the press, and others, have enjoyed discussing the appropriateness of President Trump’s etiquette while visiting the Queen. The Telegraph asks “Did Donald Trump forget to bow to the Queen?” Others forego the question and jump directly to the outrage.

trump no bow

You see what happens when history is no longer taught on either side of the pond? Nobody remembers that we won the Revolutionary War.

Of course there are others who likewise forgot we won WWII:


You know who didn’t forget who won WWII?



I’ll bet Ike would be on board with MAGA.

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