What in the Hell is He Even Saying?

From CNN:

After touring some of the fire damage in Northern California, President Donald Trump was asked whether seeing the devastation changed his opinion on climate change.

“No, no I have a strong opinion. I want a great climate. We’re going to have that, and we are going to have that are very safe because we can’t go through this. Every year we go through this. We’re going to have safe forests and that’s happening as we speak,” he told reporters during a briefing at a command center in Chico, California. 

He reminds me of “Professor” Irwin Corey, World’s Foremost Authority and the master of double-talk.


And Now For Something Completely Different…

The Virtual Paintout is back after a long hiatus this year.

(Check out the link in my blog roll on the right of the page.)

Each month Bill Guffey, the wonderful artist who runs the whole shebang, picks a spot somewhere on the planet for artists of all stripes to convene and travel the streets via Google Street View and then submit their artwork of the spots they find interesting.

The choice this last month was the U.S. Virgin Islands.

My husband of 42 years passed away in June. He always encouraged me in my artwork and had been after me to get back into it, but his months long illness and radiation treatments took their toll on both of us and I just didn’t have the will to do that.

So when Bill started up his website again in August, I thought I’d give it a go. I didn’t have quite yet what it takes to do a full blown painting, so I found this rooster strutting his stuff in front of a house and did a quick sketch using color markers. And here it is.

I call this one “Funky chicken.”

funky chicken


He Could Have Used Amazon…

President Donald Trump admitted on Fox News that he’s been too busy to get a birthday gift for his wife, first lady Melania Trump, who turned 48 years old Thursday.

When asked during a telephone interview on Fox & Friends what Trump bought the first lady for her birthday he responded with a laugh,” Well, I better not get into that ’cause I may get in trouble. Maybe I didn’t get her so much.”

Trump added that he did get the first lady “a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers.”
“You know, I’m very busy to be running out looking for presents, OK?” Trump said.
He wasn’t too busy to trade loving tweets with Kanye West though.
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“Okay, ladies, let’s get in formation.”

Ten Pages vs. Four Pages Is Outrageously Long

Trump, rationalizing why he is blocking the Democratic response to the Nunes memo:

“The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!”

Yeah. He wants it in a form he can “read.”

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“Here you go, Daddy. The new Democrat memo. Try to pay attention, O.K.?”


Hey, Mr. “Excellent Health,” How’s That New Diet Working For You?

From Politico:

Though the House was able to pass a four-week spending bill with money for children’s health care on Thursday night, the Senate, with its supermajority voting requirement, doomed the bill and Congress careened past the midnight deadline. Negotiations during the final hours came in fits and starts, with a few bursts of enthusiasm but mostly resignation: Schumer and Trump chatted over cheeseburgers, and a bipartisan group held a last-ditch session Friday night.


Dr. Jackson said he is planning to increase Trump’s medication and put him on a diet and exercise regimen, though he maintained that Trump’s coronary health is superb.

“He has incredible cardiac fitness at this point in his life,” Jackson said.


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The Trump I.Q. test

From The New Yorker, by Broti Gupta and Rebecca Caplan

Welcome to the trump™ I.Q. Test. It’s the hardest test in the entire world, and Barack Obama couldn’t take it ’cuz he was too scared, and because you have to be American to take it. Please answer the questions below to the best of your ability or Lady ability.

1. Which of these five is unlike the other four?
(a) Nazis
(b) White supremacists
(c) Very bad people
(d) Very good people
(e) Misunderstood Nazis

Answer: (c)

2. Unscramble this word: maga
(a) gama
(b) maga
(c) aagm
(d) gaam

Answer: (b). The a’s were switched.

3. If Ivanka is 35 and Melania is 47, what is the oldest that a woman can be?
(a) 40
(b) 48
(c) 35
(d) 50

Answer: Would accept (b) or (d); there is no way to know yet.

4. Police brutality is to very good behavior as kneeling is to:
(a) Very good behavior
(b) Pretty bad behavior
(c) Really great behavior
(d) Spitting on a veteran’s widow

Answer: (d)

5. Complete the lyric: “This land is my land _________”
(a) “this land is your land.”
(b) “the monkey chased the weasel.”
(c) [A full 3 Doors Down song]
(d) “.”

Answer: (d)

6. Obama golfing is to taxpayer fraud as Trump golfing is to:
(a) Good for taxpayers
(b) Good at golf
(c) Donald Trump owns many golfs!
(d) All of the above

Answer: (d)

7. Donald lost the popular vote by 3 million ballots. Hillary won the popular vote by 3 million ballots. How many votes did Donald win by if you don’t count those people who voted illegally?
(a) 1 bazillion
(b) 69 million
(c) Wisconsin is technically the most populous state.
(d) Mexico shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Answer: Will accept (b), (c), or (d), but “bazillion” is not a number.

8. John McCain is to dumb captured idiot as Donald Trump is to:
(a) Lazy (no)
(b) Dumb (no)
(c) Never captured!
(d) THE FLAG!!!!!!

Answer: Donald Trump owns a lot of casinos.

9. One of the following sentences means approximately the same thing as “I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.” Choose the one:
(a) “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy.”
(b) “A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a ten.”
(c) “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
(d) “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
(e) All of the above

Answer: The locker room!

10. Nine years ago, a Kenyan illegal was elected President. One year ago, a very smart white (technically speaking) man was elected President. Who will be elected President in three years?
(a) A white man
(b) A white woman
(c) A black woman
(d) Ha, “elections”

Answer: (d), but (b) and (c) were very funny jokes.

11. Which of the following does not belong?
(a) 1
(b) 5
(c) 9
(d) Brown people

Answer: (d) ♦