Please Don’t Go


K.C. And The Sunshine Band was a really horrible 70s band but they did have one song that I always liked, even on a cheesy level. It’s called “Please Don’t Go.” Look it up. It’s cheesy.

Even when I thought Hillary was going to become president and make history as the first female elected, I was missing Obama. I was never excited about Clinton but I thought if she didn’t keep progress moving forward at the very least it would only stall and the Supreme Court would be safe. But now we’re going backwards and I just want to throw up in a bucket like in yesterday’s cartoon.

Now we are trading the first black man elected president for a racist troglodyte. The next president is a man who questioned Obama’s legitimacy because he’s black. The next president was endorsed by Nazis and the Klan. About the point that I stop feeling nauseous will be when I see Obama on the podium watching a reality TV Cheeto Hitler being sworn in.

Obama is an adult. Trump is every 50-year-old you know on Facebook who makes posts as if he’s an eight-years-old. To understand the stark contrast between the maturity all you need is to look at how both candidates handled hecklers.

Last week Obama had a heckler at a rally and he told the crowd not to boo the older gentleman. Obama noted his age and that he might be a veteran and he deserves our respect.

In contrast Trump has stated how he wants to fight his hecklers and even offered to pay the legal fees for anyone who attacks one of his critics. Trump has also thrown minorities, babies and handicapped children out of his rallies.

After Obama’s incident with a protester, Trump went on the trail and said it was disgusting how the president reacted. It’s as if Trump doesn’t own a TV and only reads Breitbart. That might be true.

I totally expected scandals and hootinannies with the Clintons back in the White House. But that was better than what Trump would bring. The Obama’s have been scandal free. No sex scandals. No cabinet members with illegal nannies. No daughters doing underage drinking on a college campus. But with Trump the scandals are going to be yuge.

We still haven’t seen his taxes. He still has many lawsuits pending. He’s sworn to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault. His wife is a porn star. His kids are American Psychos. He isn’t putting his business into a blind trust. He was propped by the Russian government. He’s going to appoint people like Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, Katrina Pierson, and Sarah Palin. On top of all that he’s a racist who can’t pass a 7th grade civics test.

If Trump was a stand-up guy (we’re using our imagination here) and he wasn’t twice-divorced, never committed sexual assault, wasn’t on reality TV, never made a dumb-ass comment, wasn’t a racist, xenophobe, homophobe, Islamophobe, propped by remnants of the KGB, or a businessman who got rich by driving small businessmen out of business, we still elected a man who has not presented one detail to any of his proposals. We elected a guy who will strip health insurance from millions of Americans and replace it with “something better.”

Here’s another problem I’m having on a personal level. I’m wrestling with this and it’s semi-hypocritical. Sit down and get a cup of coffee because I’m about to rant.

I’m seeing and hearing a lot of people say “Donald Trump is not my president.” I hate that. I want to say the president is my president.

Remember when that guy in Iraq threw a shoe at George W. Bush? It was funny to watch W. all bug-eyed dodging shoes but at the same time it pissed me off. I didn’t like Bush. I didn’t vote for him. He was a failed president but he was my president. George W. Bush is a good man. Yeah, he was oblivious to normal people’s problems, stupid, dysfunctional while choking on pretzels, and such but he never denigrated half the nation. Couldn’t chew salty snacks but not a hater.

John McCain could be a jerk. A lot of people who know him personally don’t like him but yet they respect him. He served his nation. I and a lot of other people thought “hey, he’s a good guy. He’s alright. I’m not voting for him. But I don’t hate him.” He thought Sarah Palin was presidential material before he ever met her, so yeah he had bad judgement. Really bad judgement, but he didn’t seek to ostracize half the nation or engage into a twitter feud with Rosie O’Donnell.

Mitt Romney’s biggest flaw was that he was a rich snob totally out of touch. Plus, he was kinda weird creepy. The guy was qualified. Yeah, he’d give a Schnauzer an eight-hour ride on the roof of a car but he wouldn’t barge into a teenage girls’ locker room. Plus, his hair wasn’t ridiculous. Mitt Romney didn’t make my niece want to cry or make my son lose hope in his nation.

All three of those men were qualified for the job. None of these men made me fear for the nation’s survival (made me fear for the future and Schnauzers). They all had experience. Each one of them could have been my president (one was if you ignore Cheney), even if I wasn’t really happy about it. Donald Trump, he’s a different animal. None of the three men I just mentioned were horrible people. Donald Trump is horrible. Donald Trump is the worst we have to offer and we just gave him the presidency.

At this point I can’t say Trump is my president. Will I? Maybe down the road but at this point I’m having serious problems with it. I hated when people said Obama wasn’t their president, but Obama isn’t a disgusting human being. I don’t hate Trump because he’s white…or Cheeto flavored. Donald Trump is disgusting. How can this pond scum be my president. “President Donald Trump” sounds ridiculous. I thought seeing his name on the ballot was ludicrous yet enough people checked next to it. Now he’s president. This is disgusting, ludicrous, and ridiculous. Seriously? Donald Trump? The bad hair stupid TV guy who says “you’re fired?” The guy who once did a Wrestlemania? The guy who once made a video where he’s hitting on Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag? That’s our president?

North Carolina, I understand you’re still struggling with moving into this century while you can’t figure out which bathroom you’re allowed to use. Florida, we know you have issues. But Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania? You three don’t have any excuses and should take a time out for the next four years. You guys know better. You’re blue states. Not stupid states. You’re not like Indiana which is North Arkansas. You’re supposed to be educated and civilized where people use forks and spoons. Not voting for Cheeto Hitler and putting Sarah Palin in the cabinet. Thanks a lot.

I’m not a Democrat. I don’t join parties. I’m in the opinion journalism business. I don’t join causes or campaigns. But I’m really going to miss President Obama. With a …it’s really hard to type this less enough mouth it…Pres….i…dent…..Trump….ACk…I’m really going to miss Obama more.

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  1. In total agreement, Clay. Let’s not say he’s our president — ever. He’s not anybody’s president but his own. Wait till the rest of the world finds out. I’m having a problem forgiving all the people I know who voted for him and think he’s great. Don’t even want to hear their voices or see their smiling faces. How are you dealing with that? If it were just a matter of dealing with stupidity, that would be one thing, but it’s hard not to question their morals. Maybe you’re more generous than I am. I hope you just keep on bashing him. It’s cathartic for the saner of us.

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    1. The question I have asked is “Why is that?”

      As in, what is it about us that we, as a nation don’t see the value of education?

      Or is it that the system is rigged to keep the people out of education?

      As I refer to my “Donald J Trump: Book of Factless Figures, Vol II” I note that 76.475% of people who didn’t go on to college, didn’t do so due to one or the other of them being pregnant, or having children. They wanted to go, but the society tried to force them into abstinence by curtailing their information and eliminating the abortion clinics that would end a life in favor of redirecting two. Because that’s all we need to do to stop teenagers from the “nasty”

      After all it’s only been hardwired into the dna since we stopped reproducing by Mitosis! Sure, we’ll stop teenagers from having sex, just don’t tell them about it! They’ll never know!

      But seriously folks!

      What is failing in this society that such a large percentage of people are not finishing their education?

      I get the “Trade school” thing. I agree. But there is no reason that a car mechanic wouldn’t also want to know the whys and wherefores of art. The How and what of Civics. “What do I need to know this for?” Because you need to prepare yourself to be a citizen of the United States of America, the greatest political experiment the planet has ever known!

      So yeah, there is no need for a guy who wants to build houses for beer money to understand Calculus. He doesn’t have to appreciate the classics. But why doesn’t he want to? What is missing in our educational system that people don’t want to learn? That they don’t yearn to know, and understand?

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  2. Ha! I posted the KC video about a week ago to Obama’s reaction to the dinosaur Trump enthusiast. You need to do something on how our country was ass raped by the Berners.


  3. I can’t think of Trump as president, even president-elect, partly because calling him pond scum is insulting to pond scum, but also because he was not elected by the people. The people gave Hillary Clinton (at the last count I saw) 320,000 more votes than Trump got. What made Trump the “winner” is the electoral college system. It was set up, as I understand it, so that the smaller, less populous states wouldn’t be ignored. But now the candidates pay attention only to the swing states and ignore all the others anyway, so what’s the point now of an electoral college? The damn thing has given us ANOTHER president who got fewer votes than his opponent, for the second time in 16 years. The first time, with help from a GOP-majority Supreme Court, it gave us Dubya, and now it’s given us this cocksplat. The electoral college needs to die.

    And I’m stuck for the next four years having to comment, No, the American people DON’T deserve whatever we get because we DIDN’T elect him.


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