The Neighbour

When Donald Trump was running for President of the United States, I wrote about having front row seats to watch the Gong Show that was happening south of my border. The guy was a loose cannon, with little or no ability to do anything more than tell people what he thinks. The gullible in the United States, which happened to be almost half of them, elected this bozo President. I thought it would be a hoot to watch.

Before you decide to send a twitter at me Donny, I am more than willing to admit that we have our fair share of bozo’s here in Canada. There are plenty of un-balanced, self-absorbed, egotistical fools in every country, but they are not my neighbour, you are, and you sir, are one slightly un-hinged individual.

Watching this guy do his job, is like watching a train wreck. His approach to government and politics were founded in nothing more than his mind. His country’s constitution says what he thinks it says, not what it actually says, because he has never actually read it! From the beginning, he has governed the United States the same way he had run his campaign and his business empire, he insulted people, then fired them for not towing his line. After three years, his cabinet is still full of ‘acting’ directors. He gets one confirmed by the Senate and fires another one. It appears the only safe people in the ‘executive branch’ are his family. Why his family, daughter and son-in-law, are working there is beyond me but hey, if that was wrong in the United States, they would have impeached him, right?

The Presidency of Donald Trump could best be described as business friendly. The U.S. has seen some of the strongest economic periods of growth during the last three years. Although some of this growth is carry-over and should be credited to the previous administration of Barack Obama, cutting taxes to big business and lifting environmental restrictions on businesses, that’s all him. Starting trade wars that forced Americans to pay more for goods thus forcing more money out of savings and into the economy, that was him too. His ‘America Only’ approach to world affairs has accomplished many things and has managed to make his country a whole lot less important than it previously was. So, he has got some things done in three years.

Before he was elected President of the United States, what I knew about Donny J was very little, pretty much what the rest of the world knew. Real-estate guy from New York, got rich, went bankrupt, stayed rich, bought a casino, went bankrupt, had a pseudo-game show where he fired people, got cancelled. That was it, he was a clown that showed up on WWE broadcasts with really sad hair. He was strictly a mouth-piece, just another talking-head celebrity on the television. Then he became President, and I started to see just how truly deficient this guy really was. There was definitely a reason this guy hadn’t been in public-service before.

Below is something that made its way to me over the internet. You may have already seen it. I don’t know who authored it. I tried to find out the source, but that lead me to different variations of the same piece. I am not the author, although I wish I was…

IF DONALD TRUMP WAS CAPTAIN OF THE TITANIC…

There isn’t any iceberg

There may be an iceberg but it’s in a totally different ocean

I’m an expert on icebergs. I’ve got lots of friends that deal with icebergs. Some of the best. Really good ice people who know ice, and its many forms of berginess.

We won’t hit the iceberg

The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt soon

The crew is spreading fake new about the iceberg

We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired shortly

The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg.

The first-class passengers will receive discounts to help keep the Titanic afloat

We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats. Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them.

We don’t have any lifeboats. We are not lifeboat distributors.

We have told the crew in the engine room to build lifeboats from coal and shovels.

We are buying lifeboats from other sinking ships

Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats

I really don’t think we need that many lifeboats

We have lifeboats and they’re supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passengers’ lifeboats. The passengers’ lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain

Nobody could have foreseen the iceberg

I am the best captain, ask anyone

 

My neighbours’ house is up for bid this November. I hope the people of the United States are paying attention this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Excellent piece! You nailed it on the head.


  2. // Reply

    I wonder how many Republican senators would vote to impeach now? I don’t think Mitt Romney would be the only one!!!
    I believe they only needed 3 more out of 50 something along with Mitt. Bad timing or just how Xi planned it….hmmmm

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