Oh boy, America, you've done it. Until the very, very, very last day - no, hour - I had hoped you wouldn't, but you've done it: You put that monster into The White House. (Did you listen to "Tiny Hands"?)
How. Could. You. Do. That. ?!@#$%^&*()
One of my favourite journalists (Paul McGeough, SMH) has written yet another insightful comment on Trumps ascendency ... and his inauguration speech ...
That Trump has made it this far suggests he is intelligent -
yet he does a great imitation of a boorish dunce.
Read the article ... a most sobering aspect - dashing all my hopes (and those of more than half of all Americans) - is that he makes one thing clear: If you thought Trump will be impeached any time soon, forget it, it's not going to happen.
As the flight attendant says: "... Fasten your seatbelts - there's turbulence ahead." Right ... on to the funny bits now, and don't miss Meryl Streep at the bottom ...
PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEX WONG / GETTY
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) The New Yorker
Moving vans arrived at the White House on Wednesday to remove all traces of competence and dignity.
Working around the clock, movers started clearing out the optimism and progress that had accumulated during the past eight years.
“Once we’ve packed up that stuff, we’ll start moving out the wisdom and maturity,” one of the movers said. “The guy who’s moving in wants all of that gone.”
After the movers complete their work, a cleaning crew will come in and scrub the White House of every last speck of compassion.
The movers are working under a strict deadline, since the White House needs to be totally stripped of decency by nine o’clock on Friday morning, the mover said.
“The new guy wants the place to be completely empty, ” he said. “He has a lot of crap.”
More Work in The New Yorker by Andy Borowitz
Bush Counting Down Days Until He Is No Longer Worst President in History
“I guess you could say I set the bar kind of high, worst-wise,” Bush chuckled.
Karaoke Machine Backs Out of Performing at Inauguration
Trump wasted no time in lashing out, taking to Twitter in the early-morning hours to call the entertainment device a “loser” and “sad.”
Russia Bans Meryl Streep Movies
In an appearance on state television, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered no reason for the ban, other than to say that Streep was “overrated.”
Trump Urges Spy Agencies to Lay Off Russia and Focus
on Threat Posed by Actresses
Calling the recent allegations against Russia a “witch hunt,” Trump told intelligence chiefs that their investigations of Putin were distracting them
from “America’s real enemy.”
... and with good reason too: