Friday, January 20, 2017

The 45th President

Overnight (Australian time) Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Whatever happens in the US is reported in Australia endlessly, breathlessly, sometimes with thought. I thought Donald Trump would win the election, for many reasons. Some of them included that he was a reality TV star and any nation that can make Kim K a "star" for doing nothing but appearing in sex tapes and posting nude selfies and marrying Kanye, deserves to have someone like Trump as president.

So they will and the rest of the world will watch in a wave of horror, incredulity, anger and disbelief.

We all need to adopt coping mechanisms to get us through the next four years. One of mine is a subscription to Alien Side Boob, by the amazing John Birmingham. For less than the price of a coffee, JB draws together terrible thoughts and smart retorts and pulls the scab off the political week.

He has a lot of material to work with.

There are two emails a week. He's writing about our leaders. Here's an extract for you:

The imperial bellends who actually reign over you did much worse things this week than pathetically bigging up their sixth degree of separation from Baron von Clownstick. They moved to widen the search for people who didn’t owe them any money from the mentally handicapped and unemployed to the nation’s millions of pensioners. Why? Because those greedy old fuckers have been living the honkey rich life on the premium tins of dog food and store brand colostomy bags at Aldi while our poor and hungry fucking trough monsters in Canberra have had to travel business class to each other’s wedding and polo orgies.
Business class!

Go here:

I don't subscribe to much but I think this will get me through the Conflagration of Trump.

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