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Kids With Cancer Are Useless

Okay, so before everyone has a kitten, let me explain. I am using some of that brand spanking new logic rolled out this past week by Donald Trump. According to Trump, John McCain is not to be commended for his war record because he spent five and a half years being held prisoner and enduring torture. The real hero is the man who never went to Vietnam (this would be The Donald) and so never did get himself captured. Trump is also dismayed that he has never been properly recognized for getting a deferment and staying home during the war as he feels this was a heroic act. Oh, and he called McCain a dummy for graduating last in his naval academy class.

This is what an American war hero looks like.

This is what an American war hero looks like.

I would like to take a moment here to thank the United States of America for finally topping the buffoonery of the Sarah Palin vice-presidential candidacy. I have written here before on the Canadian federal political scene, but only read that post if you’re really hot for the northern parliament. For the most part our politicians are interchangeable, and the parties they represent only vary slightly from one another. In the U.S., the polarizing extremes, and media coverage, give the presidential candidate nomination process a carnivalesque atmosphere that gives me joy.

Now, back to my headline. Using Trump logic, I will declare that kids with cancer are not brave, and they are not heroic. In fact they are useless for having cancer in the first place. I am the hero in this instance because I did NOT have cancer when I was a child.

I will now wait for my parade to commence.

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  1. I like this post simply because you are willing to speak of the buffoonery that is The Donald. Personally, since he announced his candidacy, if my TV remote is not handy when he comes on the news I literally must leave the room or I will destroy the TV with the first handy and hard object available to throw at his large head.

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  2. Another moment where you are glad to be living in Canada, aye?

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  3. Great post! If only I could watch it all from the sidelines instead of having to pick one of them. Have you seen this article thou? Sums up pretty nicely what Trumps campaign really is and how it should be treated. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66

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    • Thanks Amy. Yes, my wife was telling me about this article and I couldn’t agree more. But it still is alarming that any segment of the population would support this guy.

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      • I know. I can’t believe it either… That’s what makes the primaries that extra special freak-show of an attraction, its when we get to dig out all the crazies from the closet and give them a platform to spew from. Unfortunately the sane people with good moderate ideas that would probably be right for the job can’t afford to run so we end up with Trump…

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      • Trump and Cruz are so far off the deep end they make any of the other nut jobs look down right palatable.

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      • Lol, that’s probably why they get trotted out! Jindal is another one that scares me, but then again I tend to align myself with the left sided extremists and so far we only have three ponies in this race to pick from.

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      • Ooooh, Jindal is scary. Jeb Bush is looking better all the time.

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  4. Trump should really pay you for giving him his next speaking points! Don’t let him off cheaply! He’ll probably respond to criticism by saying “I will win the dying kid vote! I have thousands of dying kids working in my casinos – they love me!”

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  5. Oh yeah, Trump’s the gift that keeps on giving. His words about McCain made me stop what I was doing and say aloud, “Did he really just say that?” And his verbal sewage gets him on the front page of papers and at the top of the hour for each CNN news cycle. Carnivalesque is the perfect word for it. Glad you guys in Canada get to enjoy it as well. Grab your peanuts and popcorn and pull up a chair.

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  6. I hate the one’s with polio. What pathetic losers!

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  7. In case you haven’t heard; he’s very rich. He can buy all the kids. The sick ones and the not sick ones. He’ll win their votes because he’s very rich. Did you hear? He’s very rich.

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  8. I was not provoked by your headline, John. ☺ I hear ya. I really thought Trump was doing this as a joke, until I realized how many are supporting his efforts, applauding his stance, especially on the immigration issue. He is ahead of the thousands of Republican nominees in the polls ! Astounding. The world must be laughing. sigh…

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    • But we are laughing because we know he has no real chance to get the nomination.
      Canada had Rob Ford as the mayor of Toronto and he was pretty nutty. And so far no one has filled his spot on the crazy train so it is good timing for us that The Donald has come along.

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  9. I was reading a list of some of Trump’s most idiotic quotes a couple days ago. There were a helluva lot of them.

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  10. I hate the political campaigns. We are always choosing (or entertaining the illusion of choosing) the lesser of the evils. Maybe I’ll get a bigger dent in my reading because every other television and radio commercial ends in “I’m so and so and I approve this message.” I prefer the politicians on Scandal.

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  11. There is a theory out there, based on Trump spending most of his adult life taking mostly Democratic positions on the issues, that he is actually doing this to help weaken the chances of the Republicans in 2016. I’m not sold on that theory, but I do believe he is enjoying himself saying whatever it is that is floating around in that ol’ hair sprayed brain of his and seeing what happens.

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  12. I am going to try and put together a parade for you for this reason: you pointed out the insanity of Trump with creativity, avoided your post being longwinded, and did it with a snarky tone that thoroughly enjoyed!

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  13. I honestly hope Trump donates his brain to science so that we can understand what the hell went wrong, and keep it from happening again.

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  14. Caveat: I’m not going to say I’m so extremist that I can’t listen to both sides, but I’m VERY far left politically. What scares me the most about Trump (and someone said this above) is that he makes people who would be considered nutjobs not look so bad.
    I agree with you, John, about our politics giving us almost 2 years of endless entertainment. But Rob Ford is hard to beat on the crazy scale. Not so crazy, though, since he wasn’t trying to be the King of Canada.
    And Sarah Palin? She made me embarrassed to have been born in Alaska.

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  15. It’s astounding that Trump can be so indistinguishable from a sloppily written and cruel parody of Trump, honestly.

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  16. I am thousands of kilometers away and just wondering why Trump had to wait till now to say this about MacCain?

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  17. You know what?!? I think you’re onto something with that kids and cancer platform. As someone who is able and willing to tell it like it is, you should consider running for political office!

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  18. American politics are only a comedy if you don’t live here. When you’re forced to endure this as an American, I assure you, it’s a tragedy.

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