To Hell with Tradition

There’s no rule that says the President has to live in the White House full-time.

There’s no rule that says you can’t hire your kids as your White House Administration transition team who also run your blind trust.
There’s no rule that says you have to tell the press corp when and where you’re going.

There’s no rule against the President-elect using his Twitter account to complain about the press.

So I guess shaking things up means discarding tradition and not following the normal unwritten rules. It’s exactly what this country does not need.

My prediction? Well, there’s no rule against having a tiger in the White House as a pet…

I’m Still Angry So I Blame Donald Trump for Everything, Starting Now

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist after a campaign speech, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist after a campaign speech, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

I’m not handling things any better after the election of Donald Trump. In this podcast I tell the story of a dinner party where I didn’t fare well with a Trump supporter and learned about the upcoming New Civil War. I also explain why I have decided to blame Trump for ISIS and everything else starting now.

I also will go into Trump’s backpedaling, people who call other countries shitholes who just turned ours into one, my personal experience with Donald Trump, and my experience so far as a podcaster.

The Idiots Have Won – Life in TrumpLand Begins Now and We’re Screwed

Trump is President and We’re Fucked

In my very first podcast, I explain why Donald J. Trump is a buffoon and an existential threat to Planet Earth.

I also address the enraging appeasement from the left and the media, Trump’s first tweet to the nation, his first rumored cabinet members, and finally, my personal story about Obamacare and my moron Uncle Jim.

My Brother Met the President Today

I’ve been unable to really share how much I miss my sister-in-law Wendy, who passed away from breast cancer on May 18th at the age of 32, and who is survived by my brother Chris and their children, Caroline and Jack, ages 6 and 4.

There is just nothing I can put into words that does justice to Wendy’s memory and conveys the sense of loss that Wendy’s family and my family feels every day. I plan to write a piece in her memory someday, but right now I still can’t do it.

Sooo, I will go back to my comfort zone and tell you about something really, really awesome that the Obama Administration and President Barack Obama did today!

A month or two ago, Chris wrote the President a letter, telling him about Wendy’s story and how she was his biggest supporter. (There were many political discussions at our dinner table over the years – my poor Republican Dad was outnumbered and Wendy was a spitfire).

Well, yesterday, one of the President’s speechwriters called my brother and told him that the President wanted him to be his guest at the speech he made today in Columbus. So my brother brought my Mom, his kids, and Wendy’s sister-in-law Becca and her son Colin down to the event this morning. They were all seated in the front row behind the President, in front of all the other special guests – they got complete VIP treatment.

So a staffer comes up to Chris and says, “the President would like to meet you and your children.”Wendy Ward at the Obama Rally 2008

They bring him and the kids back to a room with about 15 people in it, including the Mayor, the Fire Chief, the Police Chief, the head of Ohio Democratic party, etc. Chris said he heard the staffers whispering, “save Chris Ward and his kids for the end of the line…” So each special guest is brought over to the President, and he shakes their hands, says a few words, and shuffles them off. Chris, Caroline, and Jack are saved for last and are brought over.

Chris said that the President shook his hand, put his other hand on top of Chris’s, and said, “Hello Chris. I was very moved by the letter that you wrote me. I’m very sorry for your loss, and I know you are having a tough time, but her memory lives on in these two beautiful children.”

So Chris introduces Caroline and Jack. The President told Jack that he admired his Spider Man shoes (we all do). Chris was told by a staffer that unlike everyone else who met the President, a different photographer (probably the White House photographer) would be taking the photo. As they waited, the President said, “After I read your letter, I was going to write you back. Then I realized that I was coming to Columbus, so I wanted to meet you in person instead.” The kids were given the Presidential M&M boxes, and they took the photo. Chris and the kids were brought back to their seats and after he made his speech, the President walked over to my family and said hello to all of them.

So, I thought I would share that story (as told to me by my brother) with everyone. Even though Chris, Caroline and Jack are struggling each day to go on without Wendy, at least, for one day, they got to think about how Wendy has touched so many lives, even the President’s.

I love and miss you Wendy, and OBAMA 2012!!!

Thank You For Keeping Us Safe

For the last two and a half years, you have prevented acts of terror on American soil and I would like to thank you for that, Mr. President.  Not only that, you have also hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden, the terrorist responsible for 9/11, an act of war committed against us by religious fundamentalists across the globe.  You are a Pimp and Long-Legged Mack Daddy.

As @KeithOlbermann said in his special comment last night, it’s a cop-out for Republicans to suggest that you jumped into the marathon at mile 22 and are taking the credit for the work done by Bush.  I agree that Bush should be recognized as part of the fight to kill bin Laden – and so should Clinton, who attempted to kill or capture him in 1998.

We need to remember that this long fight, the one that ended with a bullet to bin Laden’s face, was started by a Democrat President and was finished by a Democrat President.  The Republican who presided in between allowed us to be attacked in a horrific way on 9/11, despite the memo he got from Condoleezza Rice warning him about it.

And he was a  failure at bringing Osama bin Laden to justice for the next 7 years.  Thank you for keeping us safe, President Barack Obama.  Thank you.

Let’s take a look at these two pics.  The first guy looks like a confused child as he learns of the 9/11 attacks.  In the second, Mr. President, you look like a Pimp and a Long-Legged Mack Daddy as you watch video of the Navy SEALs storming the compound.

This was the day after you killed onstage at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.  Originally the raid on bin Laden was supposed to take place Saturday, but because of weather conditions in Pakistan it was delayed.  I like to think how cool it would have been if you went down in history delivering a great stand-up set at the precise moment that you got bin Laden.

Ahh, but I guess I shouldn’t pile it on too thick, because I could be accused of gloating.  But what can you expect, especially since your detractors have resorted to calling you a Kenyan Manchurian Candidate, when in fact they are simply furious that you received 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 173, and your popular vote was 69,456,897 to McCain’s 59,934,814?

Don’t worry, Mr. President.  These people are in the minority.  They are still mad that they lost the election and guess what….they are going to lose the election again in 2012.

We win.  You lose, losers.