Vomiting Vulture Inspires Personal Quest

Vomiting Vulture
Vomiting vulture typifies Trump

All Trump does is repeat his own name over and over and over again. It’s sickening. It’s vomit. It’s like…what was that question on HQ…about projectile vomiting? Oh yes! Question 6 or 7 tonight on the HQ Trivia app was that vultures use projectile vomiting to ward off attacks. That sounds right. Trump is a vulture under attack. (And HQ is an online urban respite where a million+ come to test their trivia skills in search of money and glory. It’s challenging and fun. Download the app.)

But I digress.

“No one has been tougher on Russher than President Donald J. Trump,” say Trump spewing to the media. Insert a jumbled sentence or two saying ‘There’s no collusion. Everyone’s saying no one’s been tougher than Trump. The media will say ‘oh Trump this Trump that’ but they know Donald J Trump is tough on Russher. There was no collusion. ’

A firehose of vomit that includes the words “Trump” again and again. Political bravado? Presidential buffoonery? Or is it Trump, making a full-scale attempt to deceive you, to make you question what you hear, see, and smell. It’s his attempt to rewrite history. I can SEE with my own two eyes and HEAR with my own two ears that he’s not implementing Russian sanctions. Trump’s repeating the lie that he’s tough on Russia will not convince me. Vomit your propaganda on someone else.

It’s clear Donald Trump grew up saying his own name over and over again. I bet he was a critic of Dale Carnegie but used his principles anyway. Straight from Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People:

6 Ways to Make People Like You:

#3        Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sounds in any language

Except Trump only uses his own name. He doesn’t care about you or yours. He totally missed Principle

 #1       Become genuinely interested in other people

Trump is not a gifted orator. He’s a narcissist so caught up in his own story he doesn’t understand people are dying because of his decisions. Bombs dropped in Syria and “many people died,” Trump said. But he doesn’t see them; he doesn’t hear them. We’re all just extras in his tv show.

The greatest shit-show on earth.

How do I turn this around? The more vomit spewing from Trump, the more vomit spewing from me. Literally and apparently. Where is the love?! Where is the light?!

I will NOT turn off the tv. I will not walk away from the destruction of democracy, but I can’t stand to hear him. I guess that’s the answer. No more video; news articles only.

And then I’ve got to find a way to speak respectfully. If not about Trump, then about others. That’ll be my personal quest: to become genuinely interested in other people, (that’s easy; I truly am) and to use THEIR name in conversation—NOT my own. And, exercise Dale Carnegie’s Principle

#2        SMILE! 🙂 

A lot!

#loquaciouslima

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, an excerpt from my new book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump, Chapter 3, DarthTrump: the Force Be Damned!

We Don’t Turn Off the Dark; We Turn On the Light

How do we stand against hate and bigotry? How do we expose the dark without ourselves being consumed?

We turn on the light.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.*

It’s up to us; each one of us. We must turn on our own light and then shine that light on others. Marianne Williamson is my favorite spiritual leader. And wow, can that woman pray! She’s the leader of a love revival, SisterGiant. From her September 3, 2017 Facebook post:

“Dear God, Send legions of angels to all the leaders of the world. Heal their minds of thoughts of war and fill their hearts with thoughts of peace. May their emotions be calmed and their higher selves emerge. May wisdom and nobility and spiritual brilliance guide their every move, now and forever. And so it is. Amen. “
Marianne Williamson

See what I mean? But my favorite Marianne Williamson quote comes from her book A Return to Love. Take this passage to heart and indeed we’ll change the world.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Are you ready? Because it’s time to liberate others.

We must keep focused on DarthTrump and we must turn on the light. Most everything Trump is doing—or undoing—with his streak of executive orders I am opposed to.

No! It is not ok to persecute immigrants. Give them a path to citizenship.
No! It is not ok to deny refugees entry to our country. Vet them and let them in.
No! It is not ok to turn back equality for our LGBTQ community. Discrimination is senseless.
No! It is not ok to take Medicaid away from the poor. That would be heartless and unhealthy for the economy.
No! It is not ok to build a wall. Talk to our neighbors like you’re a civilized human being.
No! It is not ok to cut funding to Vets. Put our money where your mouth is, help them.
No! It is not ok to deny women equal pay for equal work.
No! It is not ok to deny women access to birth control and family planning options.
No! It is not ok to frack the crap out of the land or pollute our waters.
No! It is not ok to shit on the Press, to verbally assault them or incite violence against them.
No! It is not okay to pick fights with foreign leaders.

And the list keeps going. But this is my list. You must have one of your own. What do you think is good versus evil? Now is the time to ask yourself. And now is the time to stand up and turn on YOUR light!

We must keep searching for and sharing the truth. But how can we break through DarthTrump’s onslaught of lies and lies and more lies via Twitter? Don’t be fooled by bragger or buffoonery and be willing to call out the Douchebaggery.

Hope you enjoyed the excerpt. Read more on Amazon’s a Look Inside. Check out the amazing art from artist, ZTDroc. Trump as movie villains. Lol, spot on.

Shine on!

#LimaBravo #LoquaciousLima
#douchebagwisdom

* (my apologies, I left off the “Jr.” in my book, I’ll fix all the typos soon)

You’re a Mean One, Grinch Trump

You’re a mean one, Mr. Trump,
You really are quite rude,
You’ll pick a fight with anyone,
Your language is quite crude, Mr. Trump,
When you open your mouth to speak
You prove you are quite unglued.

You are a loser, Mr. Trump,
Your words contain nothing but lies,
You sit atop Trump Tower,
Plotting against those you despise, Mr. Trump,
Your need for adoration and revenge,
Will surely lead to your demise.

You are a liar, Mr. Trump,
You blame your staff, the Congress, fake news,
You speak nonsensical sentences
With the intent to abuse and accuse, Mr. Trump,
But thanks to the REAL news,
You have educated and informed voters you cannot confuse.

You are a Douchebag, Mr. Trump,
Seeing and hearing you makes us gag,
You bullied your way to the White House,
Made promises that were vague, Mr. Trump,
The 3 words that best describe you are,
Using your own words: disappointing, terrible, and sad.

(Excerpt from Chapter 10, Grinch Trump, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump)

Here we are, the week before Christmas, and I’ve all but given up hope on Trump and the GOP. Trump says he’s giving Americans a “giant tax cut for Christmas.” In reality, this #GOPTaxScam gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations AT THE EXPENSE of middle-class Americans. Trump, himself, will make out like a Russian authoritarian dictator. We don’t know for sure how much he and the Trump kids will make because Trump still refuses to release his taxes. He knows he can’t. They will prove he’s bought and paid-for by his BFF, Putin. Do you suppose our tax-payer dollars will also make their way into Putin’s pocket?

Perhaps Grinch Trump can still have a heart-opening moment. We can all hope and pray…but it doesn’t look good. Trump and his capitalist cronies are screwing over working-class Americans, the very ones he vowed to help. Tax breaks to corporations DO NOT and HAVE NOT ever trickled down to the working class. Merry friggin’ Christmas, Trump is not just handing out coal, Grinch Trump, the con-man, is SELLING us all “clean coal.” This tax cut—and his environmental policies–will cost us all dearly.

But there is something we can do. We can have our own heart-opening moment!

We can take care of each other and the people Trump’s policies are hurting. We can reach out to our family members who are hurting, our neighbors who are struggling, and the strangers we pass on the street who have real problems they are hiding. We can reach out, offer a comforting word, and share. Yes, share what we have; spare a dollar when we can. And always, an encouraging word.

We can #resist. We can call out the douchebaggery when we see it. We can fight this #GOPTaxScam. We can call our congressmen and women and demand they not siphon money from middle-class and poor pockets. We can relentlessly sign petitions and demand that Trump release his taxes.

And we can assemble and PEACEFULLY protest. We can call on every Who down in Whoville to stand up and be counted. We can rise. AND WE CAN VOTE!!

Gobble Gobble; Merry Merry; Happy Happy!

Lima Bravo
#loquaciouslima

PS Read more of the book on Amazon’s Look Inside. Check out the amazing artwork of ZT Droc!