2019 Word-of-the-Year: Douché!

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 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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Butter…butt…BUT… #GOPTaxScam…Not So Fast!

There will be times when talking about Donald Trump is not appropriate—Thanksgiving Dinner—BUT, saying “please pass the butter” as a diversion from talking about the issues is only a temporary fix. We have huge issues that need to be discussed. We must speak to each other, and make a concerted effort to do so. Yes, “Please pass the butter” and keep the tone civil, but it’s also important to keep the dialog going. All you need is an issue.

And here’s a doozy: Scrooge Trump and the #goptaxscam will take money from the pockets of college students.

Money.com says, “The House bill eliminates several tax deductions and credits to pay for tax cuts and to simplify the tax code. It eliminates the student loan interest deduction as well as the tax exclusion for tuition reimbursement received from an employer.”

Millionaires and billionaires get tax breaks, and our college kids pay the price. One grad student, a Ph.D. student studying engineering at the University of California, said his tax liability will increase from $14,600 to $44,800, meaning, he’ll owe an additional $3600 in taxes.

Our future is at stake!

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities said, “The current tax code,” meaning what has been in place prior to Trump, “helps reduce the cost of college for good reason — not just because a college education benefits individuals, but because it benefits society at large.” It is in the nation’s best interest to help students get an education. But Nooooo….

…instead Trump and the Republicans are ramming a TERRIBLE #goptaxbill down our throats and it is TERRIBLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!

Call your Senator and tell them to vote NO! 202 224-3121

#limabravo #douchebagwisdom #douchebagdonaldtrump

How to Talk Turkey and Trump over Thanksgiving Dinner

DIN-NER! Time to eat!

It’s time for holiday dinner and your family is gathered ‘round. Blessings have been said acknowledging everyone’s safe travel and arrival; the Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the trimmings cover the table, and then 8-yr-old Pat utters one fateful phrase, “This sweet potato pie is the color of Donald Trump’s hair.”

Everyone hold’s their breath; horror clearly on their stricken faces. Dinner time is no time to talk politics! Nor the place!

But then Grandma to the rescue. In a calm, pleasant voice she chimes in, “Please pass the butter.” Sweetly, kindly, before another phrase is uttered, she repeats, “Please pass the butter.”

Then with a smile on her face, Grandma redirects the conversation, “Now, who can pass around those rolls?”

A collective sigh of relief is heard when no one takes the “elephant-in-the-room” bait, and a potential political calamity is avoided.

Now THAT’s how you talk politics over Thanksgiving dinner. You put it off for another time. And, here are 4 ways to casually side-step  that awkward political talk:

1. Politics should be a one-to-one conversation

Resist the urge to talk politics in a group. Conversation around the table can quickly get out-of-mouth-and-hand. Even “safe” topics, i.e. saving the endangered African Elephant, will spark relatives ready to argue the other side. Save that conversation for a time when you’re NOT ready to enjoy a holiday meal. Simply say to that person, “I so enjoy political discussions when there’s just the two of us. Why don’t we save that talk for after dinner?”

2. You can always reschedule a discussion

There’s always someone who wants to talk politics over turkey but no rule that says you have to. Kick that conversation down the road, after pie and coffee, and the football game, and the movie, or whenever appropriate. Say this, “I’d love to hear what you have to say but don’t have time now to listen. How about we pick-up this discussion when everyone else has gone? Or perhaps tomorrow?”

3. Politics is a “To Be Continued…” topic

When the conversation “goes there,” meaning it turns to Donald Trump, allow everyone to express their beliefs. Trump-lovers and Trump-haters will both need to vent! And they won’t see eye-to-eye on many issues. Seek dialog and common ground, not solutions necessarily. Nothing has to be resolved now, no one has to be persuaded, no actions have to be taken in this moment. This dialog can be interrupted, rescheduled, and revisited many times down the road. Life goes on; don’t let politics ruin the day.

4. Expect it to get LOUD

People passionately love or hate the President, the parties, and the issues. And “passion” equals volume. Each one of us believes what we do based on our education, our experience, and our intellect. When people feel safe to express their views, and they passionately agree or disagree with a topic, voices and volumes will rise. It’s going to get loud! Volume is a sign of intensity; rate of speech is an indicator of intensity. Bulging veins in red faces are a dead give-away that the conversation is intense!!

Just remember, when the conversation gets too heated, you can always redirect. Put a smile on your face, turn to the person next to you, and with a pleasant tone of voice at a reasonable level of volume say, “Please pass the butter.”

 

#limabravo #loquaciouslima #douchebagwisdom

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