2019 Word-of-the-Year: Douché!

Douché A clever comeback when speaking to a douchebag.

Douché

dou·​ché | \ dü-ˈshā  \

Definition of douché

—an informed and clever comeback when verbally sparring with a douchebag

Examples of douché in a Sentence

Douchebag Donald Trump and his Administration are detaining thousands of brown people at the US/Mexico border. These immigrants are locked in cages and are denied basic human needs such as soap and toothbrushes! The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against Trump stating clearly and unequivocally: immigrants need better living conditions. They need soap and water. Douche!

Another example of douché:

Trump administration to weaken endangered species protections in favor of fossil fuels. It’s likely the eagle that attacked Trump knew he was a douchebag. Douché!

First Known Use of douché

2019, when exhausted American citizens began challenging the hateful, ignorant policies of Donald Trump and his followers. See Lima Bravo on douchebagwisdom.com.

History and Etymology for douché

American English mashup of the French words “touché” + “douche,” touché referring to scoring a point and douche referring to a douchebag, an ignorant, rude person.

#douché #douchebagwisdom

Top Political Books @Trump

I made the Top 5 Political Books About Donald Trump list! I’m number 3!!!

The review says: “Using movie villains to expose the cruel policies of Trump is a brilliant way to explain and appeal to the Millennials–our next generation of voters! Easy to understand! And FUNNY! DarthTrump, Trumpenstein, TrumpFace, and more. FANTASTIC ARTWORK!”

Okay, I’m the one who wrote that list. Me, Lima Bravo, the author of Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. But in my defense, it’s a really good book and will help people understand the damage Trump is doing to the country and the world. The movie villain references simply make it easy to read.

This is a MUST READ for anyone who DIDN’T vote in the 2016 or 2018 elections. Immigrants are under assault. Women are under assault. LGBTQ people are under assault. African Americans are under assault. Vets! Old people! Poor people! The damage wrought by Trump and the GOP will be with us for generations unless we rise-up and act.

Step-up! Speak-up! Douchebag Wisdom will help you figure out how. Read all of these books and get inspired!

#LoquaciousLima

Read more about Trump’s blarney.

My Time, Body, and Choice

#FightLikeAMother

There is no love stronger or fiercer than a mother’s love. We will fight to protect our babies at all costs. Ever been to a pee-wee soccer game when the coach didn’t play your kid? All jokes aside. Motherhood triggers that recessive “protector gene” we never knew we had until we witnessed another human come from our nether parts: a miracle unto itself.

BUT!

Motherhood is a sacred bond—beautiful when life is sending you lemonade—BUT A CATASTROPHIC BLOW when you’re being pelted by rotten stink-bombs and the timing is not right. Birthing a baby is no small commitment. Raising a child—especially given the violence we’re witnessing against children–is a life-altering commitment. It’s the height of privilege to think we can make that decision for anyone else, let alone someone who finds themselves pregnant without planning for it.   

Fight like a Mother means you’ll fight to CHOOSE when you’ll bring a baby into this world. You fight for MY right, and HER right, and the rights of MY children, and HER CHILDREN, and the rights of CHILDREN everywhere to make up their own minds!

My time, body, and choice!
#StandWithPlannedParenthood

Each of us must be allowed to choose when we are ready to have a baby.

Each of us must have complete sovereignty over our own bodies. It is not up to YOU. And it most certainly is NOT up to a bunch of old, white men who need a slap on the face and a kick in the balls to remind them to keep their hands off of what’s mine!

I stand with Planned Parenthood. I stand with Lady Liberty. And I stand will all women across the globe. It’s MY time, MY body, and MY choice.

Woman are not property. You cannot deny us access to birth control and then force us to bear babies. You do not control us. We will fight like our children’s lives depend on it, because they do.

I GET TO CHOOSE when I’m ready to be a Mother. Until then, I will fight like one.

Lima Bravo, aka #LoquaciousLima Read how you can help be a Trumpbuster!

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

Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas 2017 has come and gone, and, unfortunately, no Trump Family Indictments. Yet. But I will not be deterred. The crap spewing from Trump’s mouth continues to motivate me to #resist and #persist.

“You all just got a lot richer” proclaimed Trump proudly as he dined with his rich friends at Mar-a-Lago mere days before Christmas. He’d just come from signing the $1.5 TRILLION #GOPTaxScam that will give 83% of the financial benefits to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans–that FACT according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.

Now, that just makes me mad. Those rich Mar-a-Lago friends paid a one-time $200,000 initiation fee for the privilege of joining the gold-diggers club, a fee Trump doubled once he became President. Then Trump’s friends pay $14,000 annually to remain part of that elite club. They willingly and knowingly are putting money straight into the President’s pockets.

Are we to believe there will not be quid pro quo? Of course there is. Trump’s tax bill is directly rewarding them for their support. He’s buying their vote, believing that money trumps morality, and that money is power. It’s Wolf of Wall Street Gobbles Up Democracy and shits out morality with the help of the rich–and for the rich!

Ahh, “rich.” It’s a relative term and hard to define, to me, “rich” means a steady income of over $100,000/yearly, and you’ve made that consistently 10 or more years. That you own your home, have retirement saving, have money invested in the stock market. To me, “rich” is never having to wake-up at 2:00 a.m. and wonder how you’re going to pay next month’s rent, or if you can squeeze one more utility payment on a maxed-out credit card, or whether the local food bank will be open this week. “Rich” is wondering how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ve made in dividends and interest since Trump took office. “Rich” is never wondering how $18 a week trickled down to the average American worker isn’t enough to pay their electric bill, let alone provide financial “relief.” “Rich” is having no cares about money, theirs (the poor or average) or yours. You can afford it, “it” being anything your heart desires. You never worry about losing your home or going without a meal, and you don’t think about those that do. That’s “rich.”

Trump desperately wants you to believe the middle-class will get a tax cut, but by the time the trickery is done, anyone making under $75,000/yr will pay more in taxes. According to the U.S. Census, “the median household income in the United States is $56,516.” The “average middle-class worker” is going to get crushed! In comparison, anyone making $150,000/year is indeed rich.

Who will benefit most from the #goptaxscam? Large corporations, Trump himself, his family and his already rich toadies, including cabinet member, and members of Congress. Need a few numbers?

We don’t know for sure because PRESIDENT CONMAN still refuses to release his tax returns, BUT, from what we know, Trump will save about $15 million in taxes; Jared Kushner about $12 million. Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, Steve Mnushit? Between $2-$5 million. I could go on and on.

But I won’t, not here, not tonight. I’m done with being mad. Now, I’m motivated. I’m activated, and I’m working my own 12 Days of Christmas promotion. I pledge here and now I will:

Register 12 new voters; Make 11 calls to Congress; Attend 10 peaceful marches and rallies; Sign 9 petitions; Give 8 gifts of charity; Get 7 pussy power hats and pass them out to my friends; Do 6 sessions of yoga as often as I can; and Hope and pray for 5 Trump family indictments. I’m lunching 4 times with my girlfriends; smoking 3 pre-rolled fatties, passing on 2 shots of tequila…and continue to promote my book—Douchebag Wisdom: a book for Dealing with Donald Trump.

What will YOU do?

#limabravo #loquaciouslima
#resist #enlist #persist

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