It’s Parody Time on the Trail

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

Hail to the thief Russia chose for the nation,
Hail to the thief! We’re distraught, one and all.
Hail to the thief, as we pledge opposition
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call
It’s beyond belief such a thing has happened.
Try as we may, it won’t go away.
But don’t let your grief stay you from hoping and trying
or stand in the way

Mixers, let the creative juices flow. You’ve only the chains of despair to lose.

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64 thoughts on “It’s Parody Time on the Trail”

  1. (BW unchained)

    Holy Downunder! The waddler-in-chief insults our friends in Australia (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-australia-idUSKBN15H09T) — hey at least they speak the same language or do they? Someone (anyone?) needs to inform trump that it was ruskie immigrants, one a US citizen, one not, that comprised the duo of the Boston bombers…not syrians refugees. Meanwhile, flynn conspirator and father of fake news –it sprung directly from his loins –is inciting the iranians.

    I call trump the waddler-in-chief because Obama was so elegant, buttoned his jacket and walked like a fashion model in the halls of the WH. trump is an eyesore.

    ps link button not working.

  2. Dex, sorry to hear about your old age changes. I’ve got a bunch of them myself. I haven’t really found anything good about this getting old shit. We’re still in Clarksburg. LPs at WVU having a blast. So we still have to labor our days away.

  3. “I oppose miltary intervention in Iran……I oppose miltary intervention in Mexico.”

    bink, but how ’bout jhine-nah?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trump-war-south-china-sea-no-doubt
    The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East.
    Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men in Donald Trump’s administration, Steve Bannon, the former head of far-right news website Breitbart who is now chief strategist at the White House.
    In the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, Bannon has emerged as a central figure. He was appointed to the “principals committee” of the National Security Council in a highly unusual move and was influential in the recent travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, overruling Department of Homeland Security officials who felt the order did not apply to green card holders.
    While many in Trump’s team are outspoken critics of China, in radio shows Bannon hosted for Breitbart he makes plain the two largest threats to America: China and Islam.
    “We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years,” he said in March 2016. “There’s no doubt about that. They’re taking their sandbars and making basically stationary aircraft carriers and putting missiles on those. They come here to the United States in front of our face – and you understand how important face is – and say it’s an ancient territorial sea.”
    [….]
    Bannon is clearly wary of China’s growing clout in Asia and beyond, framing the relationship as entirely adversarial, predicting a global culture clash in the coming years.
    “You have an expansionist Islam and you have an expansionist China. Right? They are motivated. They’re arrogant. They’re on the march. And they think the Judeo-Christian west is on the retreat,” Bannon said during a February 2016 radio show.
    On the day Trump was inaugurated, China’s military warned that war between the two countries was a real possibility.
    “A ‘war within the president’s term’ or ‘war breaking out tonight’ are not just slogans, they are becoming a practical reality,” an official wrote on the website of the People’s Liberation Army.
    Aside from conflict between armies, Bannon repeatedly focused on his perception that Christianity around the world is under threat.
    In one radio show, used to promote an article incorrectly claiming that a mosque had been built at the North Pole, Bannon focused heavily on China’s oppression of Christian groups.
    “The one thing the Chinese fear more than America … they fear Christianity more than anything,” he said.

  4. It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation
    To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation
    Take my loose change and build my own space station (Just because he can)

    Robbie Williams in the song “Party Like A Russian”.

  5. bw, this is more on the audacity re aussies you linked. what more can happen in alternative facts world where friends are enemies and enemies are friends.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/no-gday-mate-on-call-with-australian-pm-trump-badgers-and-brags/2017/02/01/88a3bfb0-e8bf-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpaustralia-815pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.dc630cbbfa88

    btw, have sent cry-for-help email to fearless leader about link button.

  6. Published on Feb 1, 2017
    This weekend, Trump reminded us of the Emma Lazarus poem: “Give me your tired, your poor, as long as they are not different from me.”

  7. yes but war with Mexico and Australia? Perhaps he should start with the Falklands

  8. Let’s pray for Schwartzenegger’s ratings? Trump’s participating in parody day, too? He spent half of his address at the National Prayer Breakfast trying to do standup. What a MORON.

  9. Whenever I hear or see a reference to Hail to the Chief, my mind goes immediately to Mel Brooks and Blazing Saddles.

    “Hail to the Chief, he’s the one with all the money.”

    “We’ve got to protect our phoney-baloney jobs!”

    “I didn’t get a harrumph from that guy.”

  10. speaking of parodies
    quoting a Rasmussen poll to justify the ban
    msnbc is now a low rent parody of the news

  11. Yeah I was just thinking she is probably pretty happy now…away from the Pussy Grabber

  12. Jamie, ahh contrary. the best super bowl commercial… at least the one that really grabs at your heart is

  13. I thought the WH had a barber…conway, bannon and trump need some repair. trump and conway share hair bleach, but differ on foundation. trump’s eye white is hysterical and under the prayer lighting today? Gave him an unearthly glow.

    friends with russia and enemies with Australia? NZ is already getting screwed by the withdrawal from TPP.

  14. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/us/politics/trump-prostate-drug-hair-harold-bornstein.html?referer=
    Donald Trump’s Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug
    President Trump takes medication for three ailments, including a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth, Mr. Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, said in a series of recent interviews.
    The other drugs are antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.
    Dr. Bornstein, who spoke by telephone in four interviews over the past month, also said that Mr. Trump takes a daily baby aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Over all, he pronounced Mr. Trump healthy and his medical care “as exactly up to date.”
    [….]
    The disclosure that Mr. Trump uses a prostate-related drug to maintain growth of his scalp hair, which has not been publicly known, appears to solve a riddle of why Mr. Trump has a very low level of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a marker for prostate cancer. Mr. Trump takes a small dose of the drug, finasteride, which lowers PSA levels. Finasteride is marketed as Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness.
    Dr. Bornstein said he also took finasteride and credited it for helping maintain his own shoulder-length hair and Mr. Trump’s hair. “He has all his hair,” Dr. Bornstein said. “I have all my hair.”
    [….]
    Dr. Bornstein also addressed questions about Mr. Trump’s recent description of himself as a “germophobe.’’ Dr. Bornstein said he had never discussed that phenomenon with Mr. Trump, but “we are very careful to keep the examining rooms spotlessly clean, which we do anyway.’’ He added, “He always stands there and changes the paper on the table himself” after an examination. “Other than that, nothing.”
    Dr. Bornstein said that he was sure that Mr. Trump was up to date on an H.I.V. test, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get at least once. He said if he became the White House doctor he doubted that he would include in Mr. Trump’s annual checkup any psychometric tests as a base line for potential dementia. Mr. Trump’s father, Fred, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in his eighties and a number of experts have urged that older political leaders undergo such tests.

  15. Y’know, I’ve kinda lost interest in Pro football since Otto Graham retired and the original Browns were smuggled out of town, but I’ll root for Renee’s and Sea’s team anytime

  16. Why do I feel we have been hoodwinked by trump? It is a joke, but not funny. He wants our ministers, shamans and priests to not only give wellness medical exams for charity, but now they must also push a nationalist political agenda from the pulpit.

  17. Donald Trump & Finasteride (Propecia) Hair Growth Drug: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
    2. Finasteride Has a Series of Potential Side Effects, Ranging from Lack of Interest in Sex to ‘Mental Fogginess’
    As with many medications, Finasteride can potentially have side effects in some people, although, if Bornstein is right that Trump takes the drug, it’s not known whether Trump himself suffers from any.
    Drugs.com reports that the drug can cause “decreased sexual desire or ability.”
    The site warns users to contact a doctor if they suffer from any of these severe side effects:
    “Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast enlargement, lumps, pain, or tenderness; depression; nipple discharge; testicular pain.”
    ABC News reported that George Washington University researchers conducting a study into the drug interviewed men who “reported side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual drive, problems with orgasms, shrinking and painful genitals, even some neurological problems, such as depression, anxiety and mental fogginess.”

  18. that article above on side effects was supposed to immediately follow the nytimes interview with drumpf’s doc….. whaa happened?

  19. Goodell brings the bushes to coin toss (google it as the link key is MIA) at superbowl and pisses-off trump. trump thought he should toss the coin for the pats. I encourage most Americans to keep getting under his skin like goodell just did. trump wasn’t even qualified for Secretary of Commerce and now he is running foreign policy per conspiracy theories. As Baldwin calls him Trumplethinskin. I do fear nuclear winter as he is not as smart as he claims. If he is? He hides it so well.

  20. flatus, what do you make of this?
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/military-convoy-flying-trump-flag-belonged-seal-unit/story?id=45207477
    The military convoy spotted on Sunday flying a Donald Trump flag near Louisville belonged to an East Coast-based SEAL unit, a Navy spokesperson told ABC News.
    Military officials have launched an inquiry to determine if any misconduct can be linked to the incident. Regulations do not permit an unauthorized flag on a military vehicle.
    Photos and a video of the convoy spread quickly on social media, with many questioning the identity of the occupants and whether the vehicles belonged to a military unit or were military surplus.
    The video shot on Sunday on a highway near Louisville showed the lead vehicle of a convoy flying a large blue Donald Trump flag from an antenna.
    The vehicles did not have any identifiable markings and the mystery deepened when local military bases in Kentucky said that the vehicles did not belong to their units.
    “The convoy were service members assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit driving vehicles while transiting between two training locations,” Lieutenant Jacqui Maxwell, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, told ABC News. Naval Special Warfare Units is the official Navy term for its elite SEAL special operations teams.
    Maxwell said that Fort Knox, near Louisville, is used by Naval Special Warfare units for routine training.
    The spokesperson said that a command inquiry has been initiated to determine what flag was being flown by the vehicle in the convoy.
    “Defense Department and Navy regulations prescribe flags and pennants that may be displayed as well as the manner of display,” said Maxwell. “The flag shown in the video was unauthorized.”
    Though known as SEAL units, Navy Special Warfare Units consist of many support staff, Maxwell said, so the occupants of the vehicle flying the flag may not have been SEALs.
    If the inquiry determines there was misconduct involved in the incident, Maxwell said the unit commander will “make a disposition decision as to the appropriate administrative or disciplinary action”.
    Maxwell said that Fort Knox, near Louisville, is used by Naval Special Warfare units for routine training.
    The spokesperson said that a command inquiry has been initiated to determine what flag was being flown by the vehicle in the convoy.
    “Defense Department and Navy regulations prescribe flags and pennants that may be displayed as well as the manner of display,” said Maxwell. “The flag shown in the video was unauthorized.”
    Though known as SEAL units, Navy Special Warfare Units consist of many support staff, Maxwell said, so the occupants of the vehicle flying the flag may not have been SEALs.
    If the inquiry determines there was misconduct involved in the incident, Maxwell said the unit commander will “make a disposition decision as to the appropriate administrative or disciplinary action”.

  21. a chink in the wall separating church and state? or a big crack?
    from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/02/trump-said-hell-totally-destroy-the-johnson-amendment-what-is-it-and-why-do-people-care/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_prayer-1020a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.172d0a0ccdd6
    In his address at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, President Trump made one clear policy declaration: “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”
    What is that? Is it in Trump’s power to destroy it? And who would want him to do that?
    What the Johnson Amendment is: It’s named for Lyndon B. Johnson, who introduced it in the Senate in 1954, nine years before he became president. It bans all tax-exempt nonprofits — which includes churches and other houses of worship, as well as charities — from “directly or indirectly” participating in any political candidate’s campaign.

  22. slate: John McCain Heroically Undermines, Insults Trump in Statement About Call to Australian Ambassador
    ….
    On Thursday, John McCain, the Arizona senator and former Vietnam POW whom Trump famously belittled in 2015, coincidentally released a statement about his appreciation for a certain longtime U.S. ally:
    I called Australia’s Ambassador to the United States this morning to express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance. I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are serving by our side, and remain committed to the safer, freer, and better world that Australia does far more than its fair share to protect and promote.
    The statement doesn’t mention Trump by name, but it does include this line:
    Those of us who took part in the conflict remember well the service of more than 50,000 Australians in the Vietnam War, including more than 500 that gave their lives.
    You may recall that our commander in chief was able to avoid serving in Vietnam because he allegedly had bone spurs in his heels. He also later described the effort of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases as his own “personal Vietnam.”

  23. patd, does that mean that to drumpf wearing a condom is the same as fighting in the jungles of Vietnam?

  24. And repealing the Johnson Amendment would take an act of Congress. Please someone, give the orangutrump a copy of Government for Dummies (illustrated, so he’ll understand it).

  25. I can’t believe you liberals are hoing to watch that jingoistic propaganda vehicle called the “super bowl”. Spoiler alert: they are going to throw a ball around for 3 hours and hit each other.

  26. Our country is under attack from the inside by fundamentalist authoritarians. Football? Fuckin’ football?

  27. Bink

    I don’t watch football. I watch commercials. The fact that the rude, crude, arrogant, ignorant, incompetent, and unworthy thing in the WH is trying to destroy the country in under 30 days hasn’t escaped my notice. Have to pace the outrage.

    My Army retiree son is starting to wonder when he will reintroduce the draft since recruitment goals have to be crashing.

  28. Fuck those commercials, too. Jesus Christ, what a nation of idiots we are.

    Not you, of course.

  29. patd
    I’m inclined to accept the interim reply for what it is–a pause while they try to get the facts. If they don’t materialize within a day or so, it will be time to raise hell.

  30. Would the Orange One be less dangerous if Lil’ Stevie Bananas wasn’t around?

    patD – Orange reaganges to onager, which a wild ass not native to these parts. I’ll leave it at that for now.

    NO TRUMP TV – SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – LET HIM HEAR US FLUSH

  31. A lot of churches, especially non-denominational churches, do preach from the pulpit. They do it in code that everyone attending understands so as to protect their tax status, but it happens. My neighbor thought I was a heathen because I’m Methodist and we’re, you know, “socially liberal.”

    What’s everyone having for Super Bowl snacks? How will you rename them (Fredom Fries) to show resistance? At this point, everything should be used to call out Trumpco, even little things. Just as Bananas would probably want to indoctrinate folks to his ways, so should we resist at every chance.

  32. For some reason this comment section looks totally different?? I don’t see any text modification buttons or link buttons or any of the other ones I’m forgetting at the moment.

    Re trumplestiltskin’s doc report: I’m glad he’s taking statins. They are so bad that maybe he’ll be in a looney bin before he can do much more harm to the country.

    I feel nauseated reading things about him attending a church service or a prayer breakfast. Who does he think he’s kidding?!?! The man never saw the inside of a church except for possibly weddings or funerals. Someone would have to teach him how to pray, although he thinks he’s God so he probably wouldn’t do it. Now he’s insulting and alienating Australia!!!! I read as little as possible about what the moron is doing but it never ends and it’s hard to avoid seeing bits and pieces. UGH!

    Pat: Here are a couple of Hto-theC paradies from the movie My Fellow Americans. It’s one of my favorites! I don’t think both videos will show up but folks can click on the link to see the second one if necessary.

  33. Yep, I’ve heard statins impact memory, too.

    OK, so Iran is on double-secret probation, but what’s his beef with the Aussies?

  34. The MSM has decided to give a tiny bit of time to the pipeline protestors, but only because things heated up.

    Instead of spending money recreating crimes as entertainment (I do not understand why anyone watches that garbage), why not cover something important.

    If they’re too afraid to do real news, then COVER THE PIPELINE PROTESTORS AS A REALITY SHOW FROM INSIDE THEIR ENCAMPMENT. Oh, do your corporate over-lords have financial interests in pushing the pipeline through?

  35. Shrimp to represent his tiny hands.
    Almonds because they’re all nuts.
    Wine…because drunk is the best way to be for the next four years or until Congress wakes up, sacks up, and makes sure there is still a country to hold mid-term elections for them to win or lose.

  36. I’m having guac made with avacados from Mexico (that is all I see in stores here & we may soon become avacado-less.) I hope there are protestors/resistors headed to Houston & I hope the media properly covers them.

  37. the 1st thing Tillerson did was change the restrictions against Russia to allow a deal for Exxon

  38. Craig suggested that our dinner conversation might make a good blog comment. (My Us Magazine with Melanoma on the cover had arrived right before dinner.) Some highlights:

    Prince William doesn’t like Donald because he was so relentless and weird in pursuing Princess Diana, whom he wanted to date; also because Donald once tweeted that Princess Kate “had only herself to blame” for topless photos of her sunbathing getting out.

    And Donald told Howard Stern that Melanoma is “great in bed.”

  39. trump treats a prayer breakfast like a celebrity roast. howard stern with words of wisdom about trump —
    Presidency will be ‘detrimental’ to Trump’s ‘mental health’

    Only supporters are safe. The LGBT community is next. trump choose the repug party to run because they are easiest to beguile.

  40. And Donald told Howard Stern that Melanoma is “great in bed.” Daveb

    Do you think he means she tells him he is great in bed?

  41. Bink – I would if I could, but this troll hasn’t been able-bodied enough to travel in several years.

    Just read about Banana’s favorite book; The Fourth Turning. Yikes. If he wants to instigate a war, and says so, isn’t there something that can be done to remove him from NSA meetings? How far can he push things before he can be brought up charges for something? Anything?

  42. KGC, so it took Tillerson what, a couple of days to get Puty doody on his nose? That has to be a record.

  43. Big Giant Puty Butt on Tillerson’s face ..although apparently he doesn’t mind as long as he makes money

  44. bid: My youngest son had a serious brain injury several years ago and still has a few issues. He has regular checkups with a neurologist and a couple years ago he was told to NEVER take statins. While BigPharma wants us to believe that they are a wonder drug, research does not agree! There is almost no upside to taking them but HUGE downsides including, memory impairment and even actual brain damage. Nobody in our family will ever take them. Remember boys and girls, BigPharma has no interest in making us healthy. They make billions by keeping their customers sick! Getting off soapbox now 😉

    re tillerson: Nice to see that our bought and paid for government is working so well. 🙁

    Super Bowl: heroin wings (Delicious chicken wing recipe with a great name!) and stuffed jalapeños.

  45. A nightly chore could be searching for what screwed up thing the floater did during the day. It is not what I will be doing, but just one of those little things to make money during the time he is allowed to stay in office. It really would be tacky to impeach him before he has a chance to do something good, such as resign, or thirty days.
    Lots to do in recovery, and following politics is not it. No need to fall into self-subsuming politics everyday. Sleep, rest, sleep and more rest is the regime. Shoulder is doing better than expected and fast at it too.

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