That’s what my twitter timeline has turned into. My tumblr is gone. I deleted it mainly so I could focus on other things that interest me: Writing a book. Investing in my future. Spending more time at home, with the family. You know. The kind of stuff that “normal” people do. Well, I have not been able to see ANY Yankees games this season, yet, BUT, if you follow me on twitter, you’ve no doubt noticed that it is rather hard to sneak a game into a daily schedule that is jammed packed with Trump bashing. Yup. Attempting to ruin Donald Trump’s shot at the White House has become my new full-time gig.
How is my new job going? It’s pretty easy! Donald Trump does most of the heavy lifting. Every time he opens his mouth, his chances grow slimmer as he slides in the polls just a *little* bit lower. He sets himself up and I jump all over him with the full-court press, along with CNN (who’s corespondents spend much of their days LAUGHING at the ridiculous shit that comes out of his mouth.) The Washington Post (a paper that I don’t know WHY for the life of me, I don’t read. They are BRUTAL.) Both NYC papers (whose covers you have no doubt seen a LOT over the past year. Well. The Post covers, they’re, you know, CLASSICS.) Trump bashing is America’s newest pastime and I hope that I can make it a PAYING full-time job by… I don’t know. Writing a book. Creating a board game. Producing a TV show. Or hitting the Power Ball, spending the bulk of my winnings on a Donald Trump-themed amusement park: Donnie’s World! Trump Land! I mean, after all, isn’t hitting the lottery the REAL American dream??? I really should hire a personal assistant to remind me to buy lottery tickets. I never buy…play…until it gets up to the 1/2 billion dollar mark, which *does* seem to be happening a lot more frequently now. Does THAT have something to do with Trump? Probably.
Just like the right blames everything on President Obama, I now blame everything on Trump. And congress. And the gremlins that live in my toaster oven. Muthafuckaz.
As I get more and more serious about my future, which probably has something to do with the fact that I am turnin’ 50 in a couple of weeks…three weeks, to be precise… I find myself struggling to hold onto my sense of humor. I can still knock an occasional one out of the park, but I often find myself NOT being in a joking mood, these days. I’m SO laser focused on trying new things. Doing new things. Even going new places. I mean, not to new cities! LOL!!! There is not a major city that I haven’t been to MANY times! No, I’m talking about *discovering* new places in the cities and states that I’ve already been. Looking for new opportunities for the future. Not a “better” future because, well, the last six years??? They’ve been pretty good for me. Before that? Not bad. A little before that??? Pretty good. And before THAT?!?!? Pretty good.
This is not going to end with me saying that I’ve lived a perfect life. Oh, god no. There are PLENTY of things that I would have done differently, IF I could go back and do them all over again. But unlike President Barack Hussein Obama, I do NOT have a time machine, so I’m going to look back briefly before turning back to you to look YOU square in the eye to say “I did all right for myself. I could have done better. I could have done more. But I could have done a LOT worse!” Maybe that’s why I try sooooooooooo hard to do SO MUCH, these days. That fear of being one of “those” old people. Bored. Alone. Bitter. Miserable.
Yes. I am fiery in my delivery, sometimes. I hate this. I hate that. I hate them. Hatin’. But, that’s me being me. I’m a hater, yea. But I’m not a HATEFUL person. Just passionate about the things, people and places that I don’t like: The Pittsburgh Steelers. Miami, Florida. DC Metro. Sean Hannity. Greyhound. Prince George’s County. United Airlines. The 91 Freeway. Judge Jeanine Pirro. Internet trolls.
Interesting… I feel like I was bringing this around to a neat and happy ending.
A succinct point. BUT… I think I’ve said about all that I wanted to say for now.
In closing: The NRA just spent $3 million on a TV spot, bailing Trump out after his thinly-veiled assassination “joke”, threat, gaffe, whatever the fuck you want to call it. He may be losing more and more support from the GOP by the hour, but the rednecks and racists and misogynistic, uneducated, under informed, trailer trash muppets of our GREAT nation have his back, still. I just thank god that there are a lot more of US (sane individuals) than there are of THEM.