Monday, May 22, 2017

Lasting Peach At Last!

Over the weekend, We, the People learned that not only did the first daughter and her husband get a rabbinic indulgence (not authorized by their home Rabbi Haskel Lookstein who made that point very clear in his own statement) but the Saudis pledged $100,000,000 to an as-yet-unnamed foundation proposed and spearheaded by Ivanka for encouraging women entrepreneurs

Wait! Didn't her father rail and rail and rail and rail about the Clinton Foundation? And the guy who complained about President Obama bowing his head when he received an honor from the Saudi king not only bows but curtsies? Excuse me while I go barf into a bit bucket. 

And all I could think of was EVITA: (ACT II) And The Money Keeps Rolling In


    Forgive my intrusion, but fine as those sentiments sound
    Little has changed for us peasants down here on the ground
    I hate to sound childish, ungrateful, I don't like to moan
    But do you now represent anyone's cause but your own?
    Everything done will be justified by my foundation 

    Eva's pretty hands reached out and they reached wide
    Now you may feel it should have been a voluntary cause
    But that's not the point my friends
    When the money keeps rolling in, you don't ask how
    Think of all the people guaranteed a good time now
    Eva's called the hungry to her, open up the doors
    Never been a fund like the Foundation Eva Peron
If Ivanka starts wearing her hair in a chignon, standing on balconies with her arms raised, fingers together, it's too late. We're doomed. 

Getting back to flying on Shabbat for a moment...well, I'm not about to go down that road. Whatever the level of their observance, it's their business. If they want to fly on Shabbat, that's for them to decide. However, issuing a press release saying a rabbi said it's okay was really kind of specious. We used to call the guys one hunted up to get an agreeing position, Rent-a-Rabbis. Pay 'em enough and they'll tell you shrimp isn't shellfish. But unless you're the one seeking out the rent-a-rabbi to condone something you're doing, you don't get to comment because to do so would be lashon harah...evil tongue. You don't have to like, approve, condone, or even believe in what they do...but this little piece should be left alone. The only one who should be judging this behavior is G-d...and She ain't talking. 

Meanwhile, it's time for Amateur Hour! Somewhere on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean that's not the Middle East, the Toddler-in-Chief is, according to today's WH Press Release packet, promoting lasting peach:

This has got to be Ben and Jerry's newest flavor, dontacha think? Americans love anything peach. Including impeachment. [note: the above line was written before Colbert said it in the monologue. Obviously, great minds think alike.]

Come on, folks, you cannot make this stuff up. The text itself would fail a 5th grade grammar test. Doesn't anyone read this stuff before they hit the send button?????1  People! Do your jobs! You can write all the nonsense you want, but for heaven's sake, get a spell/grammar checker! You are embarrassing the rest of We, the People! 

There's no reason to do a blow-by-blow run of embarrassing moments from this Mideast Fiesta; what's the point? The toddler is already a global laughing stock. His instability really is starting to get to me. His staff works really hard to cover his ADD, but it's getting harder and harder to pretend everything is all right. 

"You see the mob takes the Fifth; if you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"                                  candidate Trump ~ September 2016

While I was sitting here working on tonight's episode, I heard Flynn is pleading the Fifth. He called Hillary Clinton a "mob lady." Can't wait to see what he calls Flynn. 

His speeches have been ridiculous, childish, and downright dangerous. He told the Saudis he's gonna get them "a good deal" from American manufacturers. What's he gonna do? Give 'em coupons for bomb parts? I wanna know what the secret discount code is for bazookas.

And he's indicated he will ignore human rights issues with the Saudis. Sure. Let's just forget about that part of what We, the People are supposed to stand for.

This is all nothing but a smokescreen. The real fireworks are waiting the wings for his return. The whole Russia thing is seething beneath the surface and will explode shortly. A friend with contacts on the inside said this administration is so sloppy, so lazy, and so uniquely unqualified to be running a government of any size, that it actually requires much more work to make sure every "t" is crossed and every "i" is dotted. There is no room for error because ultimately, this guy is unable to control his impulses. 

The picture of 45 standing at the Kotel  bothered me more than I expected. I've been there, albeit a long time ago, and G-d willing, I'll be returning there next fall. But the Kotel is the last remnant of an aspect of Judaism, a physical space that, these days, is more profane than holy in the way the plaza and access to the wall is administered. There is a war being waged in that space, a war of faith, of belief, and of human rights. Because of his lack of commitment to human rights, his very presence desecrates that space. What he does in his private life is private, but when he openly brags about sexual molestation of women, brags about his extra-marital relations, then, without missing a beat, tells us how to be religious....well, that's the height of hypocrisy. His palm on that stone desecrates that which cannot be desecrated. 

So sit back and wait for it. It's coming and it's gonna be good. 

The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
The US is one of the longest lasting democracies on record.
It won't be pretty, but We, the People, will survive this this administration.

 1: Note to know who you are....not a peep about me and typos!


  1. It's really not all that surprising that "peach" accidentally crept into the Press release packet. Trump's team has a lot more on its mind than just the current trip... particularly all that talk about "impeach".

  2. "It's coming". Yes, I think you're right. Especially after Brennan's testimony today. There will be proof of collusion. This is in addition to several admissions of obstruction of justice. Unfortunately, 45 will be found not guilty by way of insanity.