It’s Just Not Funny Any More

My sense of humor has gotten me through the most difficult of times.  Illness.  Death.  George W.

It got me through the early days of Donald Trump’s candidacy — because after all his is a walking joke, isn’t he?

Every one of this progressively outrageous actions has left me sputtering.  But I’ve always found a thread, although rarely enough for a blog post lately.

But it’s just not funny any more.

This morning, GOP Candidate for President of the United States called upon Russia to hack Democratic Candidate for President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email.  He encouraged them to do so.  He sanctioned a foreign government — one that the United States has had challenging relations with since the Russian Revolution in 1917.

As reported by the New York Times, the man we cannot let become president said:

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Elections Matter.  This one more than most.

Volunteer.  Donate.  Convince everyone you know to vote for Hillary Clinton.

This man cannot become our president.

 

 

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74 responses to “It’s Just Not Funny Any More

  1. I feel you , totally !

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  3. I have been amazed at all of the people who say they would never vote for Trump (for whatever reason) still rabidly follow and will vote for Hillary. And this is after everything that she has done, beginning with demonizing the women who accused her husband of sexual improprieties. Now I know that some of you on the left will start with the “He’s a sexist” etc. nonsense, but if you are truly honest with yourselves, you will admit that Hillary is no better than Trump and to continue the attack that he is running a hate filled campaign is just intellectually dishonest. Also, to say that Trump followers are uniformed and blindly follow him, what about (some) Hillary supporters? The bottom line is this-both sides are filled with people who blindly follow their candidate. Both sides have supporters who are not truly informed. And to those of you on the left and extreme left-Please get the idea that just because people don’t agree with every word you say it doesn’t make them a sexist, homophobe, islamaphobe etc. People just disagree with you. That is the beauty of the 1st amendment. I don’t have to agree with you. BTW-I am pretty much a Libertarian these days based on the fact that both of the candidates are not worth my vote.

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    • @ Zen Hiker,

      You sound like a person who is willing to think and reason about the election, which is more than I can say about some of my relatives. So, in the interest of honest communications, I invite you to check out this recent editorial which appeared in the NY Times. (Please don’t be misled by the title – it is a sober and even-handed piece.)

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      • I have to disagree with you in that it is an “even handed piece.” Once again, the mainstream media has left out many of the things as to why people really have a problem with Hillary. Every time something happens, her first instinct is to lie. In regards to the truth, even though I voted for Bill twice, I don’t think neither Bill or Hillary has had an honest word pass through their lips in the last 25 years. It is unfortunate, but she thinks the voting middle class is just stupid. Neither candidate is attractive, and we are in trouble no matter who is elected.

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        • @Zen,
          Did you read the article?

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        • Sorry, but you are simply parroting Fox News here. Yes. They both lie. But the difference is in magnitude is absurd.

          Take for example the Foundations. Hillary meets with folks she would meet with for her job anyway, they donate money that helps pay for much needed medicines and disaster relief across the world. Trump buys a painting of himself with the money other folks have donated.

          That is one example. Trump’s whole person, his whole claim to fame is scamming people and keeping their money to enrich himself. He has done nothing. NOTHING to make the world a better place.

          Oops. That’s part of my post.

          I thought you were a reasonable person, posting reasonable questions. Now I am thinking you are a troll.

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      • Thanks, Jim. I just replied to Hiker that this comment inspired me to get off my duff and write a thoughtful political piece. I used to do that a lot in previous election cycles, but really haven’t had much energy this time around, and have been so disheartened.

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    • I’ve been thinking about your comment since I first read it several hours ago. I think it calls for more than just a brief answer.

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    • Oops. I hit send instead of return.

      I will, possibly today, or possibly in the next couple of days, write a post explaining my reasons for voting FOR Hillary as well as voting AGAINST Trump.

      Your timing couldn’t be better, though, as I had been thinking of doing so for weeks but didn’t get around to it.

      So thanks. I’ll post a link in this comment thread when I post it.

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  4. Yet there are so many who simply don’t care. So many who will plug their ears while waving a flag.

    So many who no matter the facts, will say that is my guy:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-facts-dont-matter-to-trumps-supporters/2016/08/04/924ece4a-5a78-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

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  5. I feel you… uh…so to speak

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  6. You are soooooo right. The laughter died a while back, and now there is nothing but angst, shock, and amazement that the lemmings cannot see this narcissist for what he is … INSANE!. The man must go. Great post!

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    • Jill, welcome. I accidentally marked your comment as spam, and only just managed to retrieve it! Oops. That’s not a very nice welcome!

      We just can’t let this narcissist as you correctly describe him, loose on the world. God help us all if he wins!

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  7. He may be more than off the wall, but I’m with Jim … the man could win …. which is a telling sign about our voters. Then again, his election would be President Obama’s fault.

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  8. I loved Bloomberg’s speech yesterday – “I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one.” I pray that we will wake from our national nightmare in November. If we don’t, I may wish to die in my sleep 😬

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    • I know just how you feel. But I’m going to work to make sure trump is NOT elected. I have a son, I have nieces, nephews, and a whole ‘nother generation. I don’t trust him to leave the world a better place.

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  9. Paul

    it’s interesting – I’ve been expecting a push back against the government but I have to say I am surprised it came this way. People are so tired of politicians and the government acting to protect the wealthy, acting against the best interests of the people. I figured there would be more home made terrorism, or even an armed up rising but that they should vote in a malignant narcissist was a surprise. The only strong reason they give is because they are voting against the regular politicians.

    Best of Luck

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  10. Unfortunately, there is a likelihood that Trump will actually be elected. I blogged about it and cited a Mike Meyers article that lists 5 reasons why this is so, the most important of which is the “Jesse Ventura effect” (I think).

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  11. Lol i think your next president is going to be an trump. everything is already all….

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  12. 1jaded1

    Not even his tiny hands can deflect the horror of his message. My mouth was agape as I watched this…saywhathefktrump?

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  13. Totally agree with you!

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  14. I’m just shocked that Trump doesn’t think that he alone is capable of hacking into Hillary’s server.

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  15. Don’t sweat it. If he’s not elected, fine. If he is elected, he’ll be impeached in less than six months and the shamed Republican party won’t be able to take an office for another twenty years. Win, win.

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  16. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t even laughing when I first saw him sailing down the escalator when he announced he was running. (okay, maybe I did giggle a little, because ridiculous!) Just seeing him in commercials for The Apprentice was enough for me. He reminds me so much of our governor. Every morning I wake up and see his face on my TV and I want to hurl the remote though it.

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  17. Still waiting to wake up from this nightmare….

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    • Yes. Let’s hope it’s not too late when most people do wake up. I think I’m going to be ringing the alarms more often.

      This man cannot become president.

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      • We don’t accept this reaction in children. I don’t understand why people think it’s ok in an adult. At this point even people I know who liked him in the spring no longer think it’s good. Quite frankly, I don’t understand a lot of what is going on. The Bernie backers who won’t vote for Hilary, what’s that all about? How can you support Bernie’s beliefs and allow Trump to become president. I’m off the soapbox now.

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  18. Everything about this is nauseating, ridiculously insane, and horrifying. It stuns me into an almost apathetic immobility – but that’s what they hope for – that people will never believe such a dangerous clown could be elected. I thought the Bush years were the worst I would ever see in my lifetime. I was wrong. So wrong. Unbelievable, yet this is really happening. Terrifying. On every level.

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    • I was not going to volunteer this time. I can only do phone calls — canvassing is out (hi — can you vote for Clinton and let me use your bathroom?). But I will do it. He cannot win. He must not win.

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    • I saw Senator Tom Harkin in March 2003, days before we entered Iraq. I said, “Bush is the worst president of my lifetime.” I won’t claim Harkin agreed with me, but he did nod, at least in acknowledgment. And that was the early Bush years… to imagine that it could be even so much worse, and that we might pine nostalgically for Bush… oh my.

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  19. It has evolved (devolved?) from funny to frightening. Critical thinking skills have exited our nation.

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  20. As I just read on Twitter: Trump wants a foreign nation to break into our national data. I wonder if they could get hold of his tax returns.

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