Sunday, May 06, 2018

Trumpless Tuesdays are so damn good ...

Y'all, a sistah has been busier than busy getting my resistance on!

Anyhoo, I'm back on the scene to share a personal ecology idea that I had while trying to avoid Trump's face and voice while catching up on the news.

I know folk proposed this before the 2016 general election, but it is time to brung it back. So, I'm just gonna share the idea with all y'all in case you or someone you know has been struggling with over-exposure to Trump like I have.

Symptoms include but are not limited to frowning hard at any New York accent, hurling objects at the sight of his face on television or in print, and yelling at the mention of his name regardless of time or place.

I'm old enough to remember not liking Donald Trump back in the 1980s. He was all over television back then. I'd turn on Entertainment Tonight and there he'd be, blathering on with that bit of spittle at the corner of his month talking about how rich he wants everyone to think he is, how he dumped his wives because they had the audacity to want to get a word in edgewise, how he really wanted the state to murder The Central Park Five and then doubling down on that shit after it became clear they weren't guilty, and generally boasting about how smart and clever he thinks he is while destroying Atlantic City.

It's not just that dude talks too much, its also that I can't stand the pitch, chaotic rhythm, and volume of his voice. Like nails on a chalkboard ... a singer going sharp while singing a Whitney Houston song ... a Kardashian.


Last week I realized that I need a break, but I have to consume news and work online for my job, so that makes it hard to avoid his ass.

And that's when I came up with the totally unoriginal idea of Trumpless Tuesdays!

I turned off the television, took a break from Facebook, switched from NPR in the car, and turned off news notifications.

Most importantly, I muted the following words on Twitter --> Trump, FOX, Mueller, Paul Ryan, Russia, Stormy, porn, fraud, monster, bigot, sexist, sexism, sexual assault, treason, indictment, money laundering, Korea, China, Nazi, nazi, nasi (these fools can't spell), Bannon, Miller, Ivanka, Jared, Big Mac, KFC, Michael Cohen, Rudy Giuliani, Diet Coke, Kardashian, and Kanye.

I had to un-mute "indictment" because I'm a Missourian and my Governor is a creepy, unqualified, twice indicted thug, but otherwise eliminating these words did wonders for my timeline!

Trumpless Tuesday was so damn good I'm expanding to Thursday next week!

May The Force be with you, and you're welcome.


dinthebeast said...

Ok, I tried to post a comment and Blogger ate it, so if this turns out to be a duplicate somehow, go ahead and delete one if you like.
Anyway, I get fed up with all of the distraction, I mean attention he gets in the media also. I find it helps to pay more attention to what he does than what he says, but some days I just get fed up with the whole damn song and dance.
I've taken to referring to him as "Fergus" when I write about him because of this song that Richard Thompson wrote about him before he even ran for president. It's called "Fergus Lang" and it has way better guitar than he deserves:

Anyway, it's really good to hear from you again, and thank you for getting your resistance on because I'm just now beginning to think that if we all do that, most of us will live through it to be able to clean up the mess they're gonna leave... Again.

-Doug in Oakland

TwinsGoddess said...

I went from a daily NPR habit to a total media lockdown on Nov. 9, 2016. I also began volunteering with a program that tutors gradeschool-age kids in reading, because promoting literacy in the next generation is the best thing I could think of to do instead.

Rah Bickley said...

Pamela (Shark-Fu), it's so good to read you again! Since we last communicated, I got arrested protesting the NC General Assembly's failure to extend Medicaid -- with 30 others and Rev. Barber. Got sent to the clink with the twisty-tie handcuffs! Fortunately the NAACP had a lawyer for us and I got out in time to pick up my son from school. My first arrest. Had to do 25 hours of community service. Anyway, thank you for blogging and fighting the good fight. - Rah Bickley, Durham, NC


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