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Posted by: Helen Philpot | August 30, 2017

FEMA Director scores big in prime time and Trump sells asshats for $40. In other news, Obama wasn’t president during Katrina. #Harvey 

From Helen:

Margaret, that man is so stupid if he threw himself on the ground he would miss. And in that ridiculous hat he looks like something the dog is hiding under the porch. Honestly honey, I just don’t like him. He makes my ass itch every time he opens his mouth. 

At the same time thousands in Brazoria County were being told literally to get out now because a levee had been breached, Trump was declaring job well done and commenting on the size of the crowd that showed up to hear him talk. My God that man thinks the sun comes up just to hear him crow.  At one point he actually marveled about how famous the FEMA director was becoming on TV as if FEMA Director Brock Long should be paying attention to his Neilson ratings.

Look, I don’t care what shoes Melania was wearing and I don’t care that Trump didn’t do any photo shots with victims. I don’t even care that he’s selling that USA hat he was wearing for $40 dollars on his own website. Ok. Maybe I care a little bit about that. I mean how shameful is this man? I’ll give $45 to shove it up his ass. But I digress…. What I do care about is our president has the vocabulary of a third grader and the empathy of a tree stump.

While in Texas, Trump actually said this about Harvey. “It sounds like such an innocent name. … But it’s not innocent. It’s not innocent.” For the love of God what the hell does that even mean?  Is he going to pardon it now? It’s a hurricane not a Jimmy Stewart movie. I guess going forward all Hurricanes should have Latino names so we can be certain they are bad hombres. Hurricane Carla, now she was a real bitch… 

Please tell me I wasn’t the only one screaming at the television today. 

But you know what is most telling about this whole situation? It’s the number of Trump supporters who were bitching to me on the internet that “at least Trump showed up because Obama was playing golf during Katrina.” Hey asshats, Obama wasn’t the president during Katrina. Bush was. And for the record, then Senator Obama volunteered in Louisiana during Katrina.

Excuse me but I need to digress again…

Listen up Republicans of all shapes, sizes and limited educational backgrounds. Obama gave you expanded access to healthcare while turning around the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Trump has given you accolades for Nazis and ten new coal mining jobs. Pull your goddamn heads out of your asses and think about that.

And to the idiot who showed a picture of Michelle Obama supposedly shopping three days after Katrina… oh Lord give me strength… She wasn’t the First Lady then and that picture you’re showing everyone is Condoleezza Rice not Michelle Obama.  Please. Before I die. Please. I want to meet one member of Trump’s base who doesn’t have a white sheet and hood hanging in the closet. Just one.

Now. What was I talking about again?  Oh yes…

My prayers go out to everyone affected by this storm. I have no doubt that when the rains finally stop, Texas will recover thanks in large part to the hard work of first responders and government officials both local and national. I hold out hope that we learned from past mistakes and will handle this disaster better than Katrina. I’m far from a diplomat. I’m old, cranky and prone to cusswords.  But even I am smart enough to know you don’t celebrate victory while an entire city is under water and it’s still raining. 

And to add insult to injury, I just read that ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, President Trump signed an executive order eliminating an Obama-era rule called the federal flood risk management standard. What might you ask is that? It was a rule that asked agencies to account for climate change projections when they approved spending on infrastructure projects. Yep. That rule is now gone. Meaning we’ll all be here again long after that fool is gone.

The man is deplorable. I mean it. Really.

From Margaret:

The only thing presidential about that visit was the plane. 

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  1. OK. I’m confoosed. Trump insured Mar A Lago with the federal flood insurance program which is actually meant for modest home owners with limited funds. Cannot figure out why he did not go with a major private insurer. Could they have possibly turned him down? Maybe he didn’t want to cough up the paperwork which would include a P & L statement and anything that remotely resembled any part of a tax return. Or he made the federal flood insurance program an offer they couldn’t refuse, you know like some mafia capo. This made me ask my own home insurer about flood insurance even thought I don’t live in a flood plain. But local storm sewers do break down in mad hurricanes and everything backs up into the basement. If any of the porch dwellers out there can unfused me on this issue, go right ahead!

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  2. Porch dwellers, there are at least two other storms out there riding Irma’s tail. One of them is now in the Gulf and may hit the southeast coast of Texas and the shoreline of Louisiana – like they need it!!! Whoever lives in Florida, Texas and Louisiana and loves eating pie, I hope you all stay safe. I was reading that Richard Branson of the Virgin Airlines hid out in the wine cellar on his private island when Irma hit. I’m thinking he was well provided for!

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  3. To all those who are in or will be in the path of Irma. Please take care. Don’t be stupid. Stay safe!

    I have too many friends and family in Florida.

    I hope this does not become normal!

    Peace.

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  4. Thanks Bruce! I’d hate to be mistaken for a right-winger! Peace

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  5. Terr in NY – my apologies. My mistake was previously explained to me by alaskapi. Next time I promise to read through the entire thread of comments before inserting foot into mouth. 🙂

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  6. ❤️💓❤️☮️ladies

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  7. Hi Bruce,
    I think we have a misunderstanding. My comment was made in response to a post by a person calling herself Maggs asserting that President Obama ignored flooding in Nashville. This is factually wrong and it is a notion spread at the time by right wing bloggers. Below is a statement by the Mayor of Nashville put out at the time of the flooding. These are the “facts” I was telling Maggs to check.

    “I have to say that FEMA and the White House have been absolutely supportive. Very quickly FEMA was on the ground here before the raindrops started falling. … The President was on the phone to me before the sun came up practically on Monday morning. Slightly after it came up, other people from the White House had called and checked in with us and helped. … I’ve never seen this kind of a response to things that have happened. We’ve had our share of tornadoes and those kinds of things. … I’m very, very pleased with the response we’ve gotten from the administration.” [Whitehouse.gov 5/6/10]

    P.S. All respect to Margaret and Helen
    P.P.S.– thanks Alaskapi

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  8. God help us. We have a complete loon as our President.
    How did we ever get here? I can’t help but think we have let down past generations who made this country strong. It really is too much to handle. I’m not really sure how to explain this to my children. I’ve never felt such shame in my life. So very sad.

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  9. Bruce-
    Look at comment from: Maggs on September 3, 2017
    at 12:30 PM
    That Maggs is into the blame-Mr-Obama-for-everything routine. Pfft.
    Terry in NY is responding to that person. No body who visits here calls Margaret Maggs and Terry in NY has visited here for years.

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  10. Terry in NY – why are we never surprised that when folks like you complain about others (like Margaret) getting facts wrong, you are too much of a coward to tell the class what you think are the right facts. And, btw, you need a little more maturity before you are entitled to call Margaret Maggs

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  11. Maggs, check your fact and come back when you know what you’re talking about.

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  12. Does anyone ever ask why isn’t there more effort made to limit people living on the coast where hurricanes can hit them? If you live on the coast, wouldn’t it be smarter to be on a hill, far away from the water. Same question for those living on rivers which flood, etc. If you put your house in a flood plain, you are really taking a risk that someday your gonna get smacked with a flood. So why do it?

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  13. Sadly, no matter what you say, the skinheads will be dissing anything Obama ever did and will keep supporting the ignoramus infantile faux prez till the end of days- which will likely be sooner than expected given North Korea’s propensity to bomb.

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  14. Spot on commentary!! With all the criminals out there I’m really shocked no one has managed to take down this jackass!! Our country has descended into the abyss and I don’t know if it will ever get back out. But your commentary is great in the midst of the darkness!!

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  15. Especially loved the throwing down on the floor and missing as well as ratings comment.

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  16. Genius. Great writing. Laughing, because it’s so true!

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  17. Great commentary. And the itchy ass may stop if you change the channel when President Armageddon is on.
    I won’t watch him until he says somrthing that is true. So that will be never.

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  18. Such delightful prose!
    Thank you girls – made my day, that’s for sure.

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  19. I heard the the KGB’s code name for Trump is Agent Orange. Can you confirm this?

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  20. Thanks for the laughs (mingled with tears), Helen. What is happening to our country is so sad and maddening that sometimes I think we need to laugh about it to get by. Plus, little man trump really hates to be laughed at, so there’s that.

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  21. Margaret, you have warmed my heart, at least as much as it can be warmed whilst the orange turd occupies the Oval Office.

    Am I the only person ro wonder if President Obama managed to get in as much golf in his 8 years as the cheeto hitler has managed in the 8 months that he’s been demeaning the Presidency?

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  22. I adore you both. Thanks for calling out the recall of the Obama-era rule on flood plains.

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  23. Yes, Maggs, you do you are damned and you don’t you are damned. That has been President Obama’s lot. Did he ever do anything at all that you approved of? Well, now you got your great white hope. Let him make this already great country called America great again! Let him be the beacon on the shining hill that promotes these ideals that all of the inhabitants of this great country are created equal (only their economic circumstances differ), are deserving of making good wages for a good day’s work, and are deserving of good health care when sick. This country has the means to do that if we all would understand that the greater good start with me and my neighbor. If my neighbor is okay, I am okay. That would be a president I approve of, whether progressive or not. Does your current president promote these ideals?

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  24. Um, Maggs, look what happened to Obama when he went to New Jersey after Sandy hit and spent some time with Christie. He got blasted! And not once did Obama make the trip all about himself as someone else is doing.

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  25. Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down.

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  26. […]  Let’s use her insight to improve our own lives and help our friends understand, too. Hilarious for us progressive types… “Margaret and Helen. Best Friends for Sixty Years and […]

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  27. Spot On!!
    Thank you Margaret and Helen, I will be sharing everywhere!

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  28. People may have gotten President Obama/Katrina time line mixed up bc of the events that took place within the first couple of months of his Presidency…ie:The floods in Tennesee, Grand Ole Oprey got wiped out. The President was basically a no show. Just ask the people of Nashville. They rebuilt their town & theatres without any help or mention from the Oval Office. OH AND THEN THERE WAS THE BP OIL SPILL. Democrats were crying for his help. Carvelld was literally crying with the rest of the officials of the Gulf…Where are you Mr. President. So there might be some confusion..indeed

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  29. JuJu sounds like a bot- bad syntax and not much beyond buzzwords…
    If you’re real hon, I gotta tell ya, there’s no such place as “Muslim” for anyone to go to…

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  30. Melania’s snakeskin stilletos were the perfect shoes, given her only apparent role as FLOTUS is to be a beautiful ornament for her husband’s ego gratification. As long as she stays smokin’ hot, she’s fulfilling her duty.

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  31. Helen and Margaret…

    LOVE you both! There is nothing old about either of you. Whatever you are doing, keep it up, you have the spirit that most wish they had!

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  32. Enjoyed the post but I really have a hard time believing you two are old ladies. Just saying.

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  33. Juju, when was the last time you ate a decent meal? That might account for your pessimism. Or we at least hope so rather than get the idea that you actually believe what you think.

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  34. Oh for the love of man, her name is Helen. Margaret is the friend. Just never mind. Forget it.

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  35. Dear Margaret,
    I just love your blog. You made my day with your incredible writing. What a joy it would be to meet you one day. I would love to take you to lunch.
    Let me know if you are ever in Kansas City!
    Keep posting, Margaret! America needs to hear your voice!

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Beatrice Frantzen

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  36. Oh, walk if off, Betty

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  37. Obama wasn’t even American. He did everything he could go destroy this county and he lets a bunch of ragheads in and now they are terrorizing us. Muslims should go back to Muslim.

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  38. Please don’t insult tree stumps. Maybe Trump should read “The Giving Tree”, a Shel Silverstein classic.

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  39. love your blog!!! Please keep posting!

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  40. I LOVE you……you are my new best friend…..take care of yourself!

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  41. We’d like to know how to follow your blog!

    Ellen dougherty

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  42. What a pleasure to read your blog!

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  43. Margaret has it right Trump shows how far the dumbing down of America has gone. To the bottom Alice!! SMH!

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  44. Jennie may have cockinmouth but she has shitforbrains

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  45. I love these gals, they are Spot On!

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  46. Not much left to say that hasn’t already been said, except keep your voices out there loud and clear, ladies. You rock and you speak for so many others out here in cyberspace!

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  47. Candie, Candie, Candie, how do you take your candy, in your nose or as a suppository? Something is seriously wrong with you, here you have a POTUS that turns up (flies into) a disaster area (not), doesn’t say a single word about the victims, talks about the “turnout” and the “crowd”, doesn’t have sense enough to explain to his wife that she should maybe dress appropriately for the occasion, tears out to attend a “Rally”, subsequently lies about donating personal funds to relief efforts …and the list goes on, this man is the greatest piece of human waste that’s ever sat on a White House toilet!

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  48. Betty, my husband of 44 years passed away in 2012 from cancer. The aftermath was a kind of a roller coaster emotionally and I learned that when I had to have a good honking cry, just go to my room and do it. Getting rid of the emotional overload is exceptionally important. Over time things have straightened out. Looking back on it I can’t believe all the work that was left for me to do as the surviving spouse on top of my job and my family. and observing holidays. Those things kept me rolling. I did keep the few picture of him that I had around the house. I did not join a widows counseling group that was offered at church. I discovered that so many of these groups, as well meaning as they are, use the 12 steps much more suited to people dealing with terminal illness. Thats not me. Widowhood is not a terminal illness. Every day in some even minuscule way is better than the previous one even when the weather is unthinkably bad, household repairs have to be made, or I am under the weather, each day is a hairs breadth better than the previous one. Strong, resilient people also have a crying time when necessary. Just keep on keeping on. Humans are good at that. Good luck to you.

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  49. Dear Candy and Cockinmouth: I wonder if your folks, especially dad ever told you about the “near occasion of sin”? Granted, that is a theological thing and it covers a lot of really, really bad behavior and thus may be somewhat hard to believe, but ever since tRump raised his head as a candidate and then bluffed enough people to get elected, I now understand what my dad in particular was saying. Dad was so good at this explanation that it saved me from dating a lot of cads and creeps. It got so thanks to Dad that I was able to smell them coming and was able to avoid them. Now get this. I can and do respect the idea of The President of the United States and the constitutional powers – and responsibilities – that come with the job but I sure do draw the line at respecting charicatures. You can Google that last word.

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  50. […]   From Helen Philpot at Margaret and Helen: […]

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  51. Well said. Give yourself a break on the old cantankerous thing, Trump is turning all thinking, loving, caring ppl of all ages into cranky, cussing old fats. Lol

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  52. This rocks, lucid, sane and true!

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  53. Condolences Betty Sarkoyni. Really sorry about your husband It can’t be easy for you right now. Helen sure is a gem, isn’t she? She always manages to crack you up, regardless of the subject. She sure has that gift. I am glad she made you laugh.

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  54. What a Stupid dork..

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  55. Thanks. I’ve said and thought as much, just differently. I cannot wait until he’s gone. The sooner, the better. Out, out, damned spot!

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  56. You spoke the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Thank You There are more people that agree than disagree with you. The House and the senate better wake the hell up and stop being cowards. At least this is not FAKE NEWS..

    Susana

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  57. Thank you, Margaret & Helen, for making me laugh. I lost my dear husband three months ago. I’ve been grief stricken all this time. Until today when I read your blog and nearly spit my coffee while laughing…actually LAUGHING…out loud.

    I can’t thank you enough.

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  58. Helen, you are amazing! Your writing is spot on…Hilarious, thought provoking, and always so well informed.
    Margaret, you say SO much by saying so little. That is a gift in itself.
    Brava, Ladies, Brava!

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  59. Jenny please tell me Cockinmouth is really your name. ROTFLOL

    All I can say is in addition to what is already there you just stuck a foot in your mouth too.

    Racism at its finest. Sad. So very sad.

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  60. You are all wrong. We support Trump because he is going to make us all rich like we all used to be in this country. A chicken in every pot. A car in every garage. A TV in every room. That’s what business people do. We need to get rid of Mexicans and Blacks so that welfare money can go away and we all can stop paying taxes. We need to get rid of Muslims so we can spend less on military so we can pay less taxes. We need to get rid of North Korea because they are all stupid.

    Jesus founded this nation and he will keep us safe. Houston is under water because they voted for Hilary the criminal. Thank goodness enough white people in other parts of Texas voted more.

    You are an ugly potty mouth. I don’t have a sheet in my closet. It is on my bed.

    Goodbye you ugly people.

    #MAGA

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  61. Miss Candie – Much as I’d like to just take your word about how 45 will be “the best president this country has ever seen,” I’m doing that a little tricky. (Besides, how’re you going to take that title from Good Ol’ Ronnie, bless his heart…?) Is there any reason, other than insisting everyone should believe what you say just because you’re saying it, that you might have to offer? Just wondering… Please let us know if you have any thoughts on that.

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  62. When all Of the trump supporters I know rant, I just read one of your posts. You keep me sane!!! Thank you..

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  63. Great article.

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  64. You have very good words!

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  65. Candie, darlin, when your daddy pulls his truck into the garage and leaves it running, you really need to start stepping outside for some fresh air, sweetheart, because those fumes are obviously doing some damage.
    Bless your heart.

    Stay in school.

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  66. Shockingly few trolls considering this blog is now everywhere. Congratulations ladies. Job well done. #ImpeachTrumpNow

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  67. Candie Carter,

    Bless your heart.

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  68. […] Source: FEMA Director scores big in prime time and Trump sells asshats for $40. In other news, Obama wasn&#8… […]

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  69. I am so happy to have found you – a kindred spirit! In addition to your two favorite cuss words, I find the word turd very useful when discussing 45!

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  70. Beautiful! No way to improve on this one!
    The wisdom of age….listen up, folks!

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  71. You two tired old bags need to go find a bingo game somewhere and wait for death to come knocking. President Trump is what this country needs. President Trump will be the best president this country has ever seen.
    All of you should be very happy he is our PRESIDENT.

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  72. I love you!!!!

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  73. Ladies, I agree with you totally. How about we sew up some hats with Trump’s hair, face replaced with butt. Asshats. Sell them for hurricane relief. Say $40 each.

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  74. The only thing that you missed, Helen, is the picture of then Senator Obama holding children at the Reliant Center with Former President Clinton in the says after Katrina… so he actually did MORE even before he was president!

    Otherwise, PERFECTLY RANTED!

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  75. You guys are great. I just discovered your blog today and you are a treasure. You’ve made a new fan.

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  76. Thanks Margaret and Helen for your letter it’s the truth and every word

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  77. Are you southern? If you aren’t we’ll adopt you. You have the underhanded (and overhanded) insult down to an art. And I could not agree more with your politics.

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  78. About Trump or anyone like him and his “performance” in Texas specifically and in general:
    There is a psychological concept called the near enemy. That sounds bad right from the start, but don’t worry. Near enemy means that there are two emotions that look the same but are actually opposites. Basically one emotion parades as the other, is mistaken for the other, but one is healthy and the other one definitely not so much.

    This stuff comes in threes: Attachment masquerades as Love, Pity as Compassion and Indifference as Equanimity.

    Pity and compassion are the easiest to understand. Compassion involves empathy. The stricken person is seen as an equal. Pity doesn’t go that route. The pityer is into superiority and sees the stricken person as a lesser being. (See Trump or anyone like him) Compassion is a noble emotion and just about everyone claims to be full of it, but they are kidding themselves. It is actually pity they are feeling. Hence Pity is the enemy of compassion. It has no room for nobler emotions.

    It is easy for someone to fool themselves into thinking they are experiencing compassion. (See Trump or anyone like him)

    Love and attachment are usually symbolized as mother and child images. However, this pairing also includes friendships and any intimate relationship. Love wants the best for the other. Attachment takes hostages. Love sets people free. Attachment is clinging, stifling, manipulative, crippling, the antithesis of independence. Hostages aren’t allowed to escape and when they try it often ends badly. (See Trump’s “base”, the ones who refuse to own up even when he finally pushes one of the nuclear buttons)

    Next is equanimity and indifference. This is the most corrosive pairing. Equanimity is translated as balance. When we are hit with something overwhelming we can certainly feel it strongly but we also have an ability to overcome it. We have all seen people who have been through hell and survive unbelievable grief and sorrow. Deep down inside most people there is a core. That’s where the equanimity is, the ability to accept things and move on. (Trumpites, are you listening?)

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  79. Mmmm…You are a freakin’ idiot!

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  80. Pretty funny Ladies.
    I’ll vote for either one of you.

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  81. You are ABSOFUCKINGLUTLY spotON👍
    I go through my day gnashing my teeth…what will it take for the republicans
    to pop their collective heads out of their vice like asses?!?
    I feel a little bit better now. 🙃

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  82. […] Source: FEMA Director scores big in prime time and Trump sells asshats for $40. In other news, Obama wasn’… […]

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  83. Thank You Thank you Thank you. You have no idea how much it brightens these long dismal weeks of constant trumpeting to see a letter from you in my inbox. I know what you said…there’s just nothing about these piles of shit that is funny, but is sure can be ironic and satirical and you, my hero of the keyboard, don’t miss a beat and Helen is right there with you — the plane indeed! You have lifted my day and that of a whole lot more. I’ve done this, and know how hard it can be to keep cranking out quality work, but We NEED you!

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  84. I love you.

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  85. I just discovered your blog today and now I have to go back and read every post! “If he threw himself on the ground, he would miss.” Genius!

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  86. I lov this so much I can’t even!! Bravo
    !!!!!

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  87. Dear Helen: You and I see eye to eye. Either that, or you took your keyboard and crawled inside my head and then transcribed my recent thoughts about the White House occupant and his woefully, er, let’s just say “misinformed” fan club ~ those whose responses to reports of the daily trump-atrocities is to state (let’s call them) “misconceptions ” based on living under a rock about the Obamas. You can’t educate them. You can’t argue with them. All you can do is wish to God that they were the ones being rescued from the floods by our big-hearted friends from Mexico.

    Anyway, thank you for articulating the collective thoughts if we who are paying attention, and in such an entertaining manner.

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  88. The empathy of a tree stump?! I think you fine him too much credit. The Giving Tree was eventually a tree stump and had enough empathy for the old man to sit on him.

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  89. Spot on! Thank you

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  90. At least he is consistent in his ability to be self centered, arrogant and clueless…

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  91. All right, all right, all right!

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  92. I can’t tell you how much I loved this. God bless.

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  93. Sweet, just love your thinking!

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  94. Best evaluation of the orangeman’s timely excursion to stricken victim’s of Harvey. His constant self appraisal of himself and sleezy, deplorable promises to make America great again stupify me. As you stated, show me one admirer not a racist, bigot, or member of white supremacy and maybe an actual graduate of high school and I’d be amazed.

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  95. You took the words right out of my mouth…what is this man thinking? Oh wait, he has the mental ability of a nematode, so he can think!! Thanks, Elizabeth and Margaret!

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  96. It’s official! I don’t know you personally, but I love you guys!

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  97. Perfect! Standing and clapping! You “tell it like it is” so maybe you two can run for president? Please? Co-presidents. One can govern while the other plays golf, watches t.v, eats dinner…Just give it some thought.

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  98. This is delightful and spot on. Thank you!

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  99. Oh, how I love you! This is the best laugh if had in a long time. 💞💞

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  100. What a delightful read. Thank you

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  101. Thank God for Helen and Margaret. Tell it like it is girls. Tellum to eat his 🎩 and then his shoes but watch those cuzzwords or they’ll have you thrown in the slammer. Maybe he’ll just melt like the wicked witch of the West Wing.

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  102. I enjoyed reading this more than anything I’ve read this month.

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  103. gato- Jackie is a concern troll of a particularly noxious sort- try to let her/him/it go, The more rational you get, the more petulant and sniffy it gets.

    Jackie-
    Forget the huffy posturing.
    You start with the crap about nobody-can-deny-he -is -President ( nobody here is, they are just damn mad he is- BIG difference) so we should hold hands and skip into the future together and devolve from there.

    When you give a rational explanation for why that fool you hung your star on can’t tell the truth:

    come back and talk- Maybe, just maybe, someone here will pay attention.
    Ttil then, please do flounce off somewhere with your phony civility routine.

    Helen and Margaret-
    Hot damn and hallelujah!Hit it outta the park – again and as ever.
    Sending this to friends in Houston who need a good laugh.

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  104. Well said, Helen. I knew 45 was visiting here in Austin, but I don’t know that a whole lot of us cared. We were too busy caring for evacuees, raising money, and doing everything we could to help, while trying to dry out our own stuff…..although all the hot air coming out of Trump sure would have dried my office carpet.

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  105. HOW ABOUT SOME CAPS !!!???

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  106. My feelings exactly. I run out of words to describe the current situation.

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  107. Yeh! Helen! Thanks you for the three posts in a row! We need your voice! My heart goes out to all the victims of this horrible tragedy. Photo ops are just that. Compassion just does not naturally come to some people. Reading from a teleprompter the next day to express compassion that should have come naturally does not compassionate a person make.

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  108. Love your comments!!

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  109. I adore both of you and would your autographs. Seriously. Long time reader and fan.

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  110. Such treasures, these Margaret and Helen. True characters (wink, wink) who speak their minds. This is by far my favorite blog…not only do I agree, but I get a true belly laugh while reading! Thank you!

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  111. I love this!!!!

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  112. I feel exactly as you… caught myself almost throwing the remote at my TV….. maybe he’ll die soon!

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  113. OMG! I just found this blog and think I died and went to heaven! I shared it on Facebook and had people in the U.K. loving it as well. I can tell that my husband and I are in for a treat as we wait for the next installment. (He loved it as well.)

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  114. OMG this is the first time I’ ve read your blog. It Won’t be the last. You are so on point.

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  115. I am coming with you Jackie No hope here!!

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  116. I rest my case.

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  117. Yo Jackie

    Don’t let the door hit you as you leave.

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  118. I have enjoyed the conversations with a couple of you on here, but I must say I will not be back. As I started in my first conversation this morning I am sick of this kind of talk. Way too much hate on this site. I do wish you all the best life has to offer.

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  119. No thought that you, personally, are against “the poor and needy.” But when a government cuts off access to school lunches for children whose families can’t pay for them; is supported by people who “believe” that if you’re poor, it’s your own fault because you just didn’t try hard enough; or by pastors of “megachurches” who think that your favor with the Highest is recognized by your annual income… None of that sits well with me.

    I really don’t think that those who object to this kind of thinking are “as bad” as those who support it. You might be surprised to know that I am a long-time supporter of an evangelical Christian group, the Sojourners, who believe that that serving the least of us is the highest expression of faith. (And I came of age in the sixties, full of protest against the Viet Nam war, as ecumenical as they come, and here I am.)

    No; “hating” wrong is NOT the same as “hating” injustice. The worst “wrong,” IMHO, is believing that anyone is less human than I am, and treating them as such.

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  120. Somebody needs a nap.

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  121. gatodicima I hear these same old talking points over and over and over. I agree he needs to stop his personal attacks on twitter. I would love to take the account away. The difference in us is that I do not believe he is trying to destroy our country. I think a lot of his ideas are good. So goes the difference between a conservative and a liberal. This election the conservatives won. I just wish that he would not have to spend his precious time defending himself. I think he could really do some good. It is the Republicans turn to try to make or break this country as it was done in the last 8 years by the Democrats. And true it is your duty to object, it is just not your duty to interfere so nothing can be accomplished. I am sorry you think just because you dont agree with the other side, that side is out to destroy or corrupt.our country. We love it just as much as you do, just have different ideas.. That is why if would be great if the two sides would work together for the best interest of the people of this great country. No one and all right or wrong. Not even you.So sad.

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  122. wow, you are either delusional, smoking pot, uneducated, uninformed, living in mommys basement, learning potty mouth, hate-filled, ignorant, unemployed, & name callers, & liars. If you are so smart, why arent you President? The good news is all you hate filled imbeciles will die sooner than normal people.

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  123. Gatodicemia, where it my post did you see i was against the poor and needy. I said and I repeat the ones here are just as bad as the ones in Washington.. This blog has a very large following and could be healing instead of bad language tearing down.. I look in every once in awhile just to see if she has
    surprised me by liking something–anything. i understanding standing up to
    the things that need to be changed but not in hate. that is what is wrong!!
    Sending blessings your way!!

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  124. I loved this! You just threw the tantrum that has been welling inside me all week, really all year, but this time it’s close to home. I feel like my favorite great aunt came to visit. The aunt who grew up on Galveston Island. Cuss all you want! I think you just surpassed Molly Ivan and Ann Richards combined in eloquence, smarts and humor! I’m a new follower!

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  125. Well, Margaret and Helen, you can imagine my surprise when a friend of mine sent me your latest blog asking if I knew about these two women. Know about them, I said, I was there for the “Sarah Palin is a Bitch” post way back when!! A lot has happened in my life since then and I’m afraid I fell off the porch, so to speak, but I think it’s a sign that I, like many others, need a little Margaret and Helen in my life again! You two are still simply the best!
    Welcome to all the new porch dwellers here…you are in for a treat!

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  126. Laughing so hard. I just tried to throw myself on the ground. Didn’t miss. It did hurt however. I’m too old for this! Helen and Margaret I wish you two were in my Book Club. We would cherish your discussions. XO!!!

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  127. Oh, Anon Person… While you’re praying for everybody, you might take a moment to check in to see what your particular Higher Power has to say about those – especially those in high office – who mock, despise, and neglect the poor and the weak, and who abuse and accuse others to enhance their own vainglory and personal wealth… Just a thought…

    My personal Higher Power, BTW, said something like, “But of all these I say to you, the greatest sin is spiritual pride.”

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  128. Amen!!!

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  129. Completely hit every nail on the head. We in the rest of the world outside the USA are watching, dumbstruck, as your cheeto-in-chief brings us all to the brink of Nuclear War and at every turn his every move and comment is about him.

    New blog subscriber, over here in Scotland, UK.

    Keep on keeping on, ladies.

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  130. You go girl!!!

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  131. The best writing on this subject that I’ve read and a new, must-follow blog. Plus several never-before heard (by me), now necessary colloquialisms. So stupid if he threw himself on the ground he’d miss? Gold. Please don’t stop.

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  132. Jackie – again – it IS “personal,” dammit, in most part because Trump has no “policies” other than condemning anyone and anything he feels has insulted HIM. If you were on a plane, and a crash killed seventy percent of your fellow passengers, and it was revealed that the pilot wasn’t qualified/was drunk/fell asleep/or whatever, would you be “disgusted” when people blamed that pilot, in particular, for the wreckage – or would you feel that their doing so was being “disrespectful” of piloting overall…?

    I certainly wouldn’t, nor would I for a nanosecond think it would be a good idea to let that pilot sit down in another cockpit, ever.

    And, lest we forget, WHO, pray tell, has called more individuals – Muslims, Mexicans, immigrants, entertainers, women, TV anchors, public servants, reporters, presidential candidates, scientists, whoever, OFTEN SPECIFICALLY BY NAME, “loser,” “fake,” “worthless,” “thugs,”et cetera –more often than our Tweeter-In-Chief?

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  133. OK, I loved your post…. really loved it… my only concern is that your two are the pot calling the kettle black because you only mentioned the hurricane victims in passing. You were more concerned with trashing Trump (though he deserves the trashing he get) that showing sympathy for the victims. That said, keep up your quality bitching.

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  134. Jackie – In my opinion, patriotic Americans love our country, and respect our system of government, and IT IS OUR DUTY AS CITIZENS to strongly object to anyone who attempts to destroy or corrupt that system, especially for the sole apparent purpose of personal glory and self-enrichment. In my seven-plus decades, I have seen no occupant of the Oval Office so publicly, heedlessly, and blatantly disparage just about every component of the American system: Our voting process is filled with corruption (not); Congressional process should be revised so “he” can get his way without their “interference”; the judicial system is rife with “activist” judges (even as he and his supporters do their damnedest to stack the SCOTUS with their favorites); government should have no role whatsoever in regulating corporate or financial activities, because they can “monitor” themselves (not so far); public opinion means nothing; our press and media – except for FOX – are “fake”; our intelligence agencies are incompetent; foreign interference in our elections never happened; and on and on and on… A college student, for example, who says even some of these things and, god forbid, maybe even “disrespects” our flag in any way, is instantly labelled a “commie,” “anti-American,” and worse.

    This “president” has been – and continues to be – the best publicist imaginable for every anti-American government and/or terrorist group trying to recruit followers by trying to convince them that America is racist, corrupt, militaristic, and intolerant. It’s not “talk like this” from an outraged citizenry that is dividing the country; it’s “talk like this” from our own head of state that is – and the silence and/or support of those who know better and continue to let him do so without objection.

    A foolish affair with an intern is certainly not “nothing,” nor is publicly lying about it repeatedly, but it absolutely cannot be considered equally as traitorous, destructive, and damaging to this country as just the first few months of this disastrous government have already been.

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  135. you are so filled with hate!! I am praying for you along with our beloved country You are just as bad!!!!!!!!

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  136. Yes he is deplorable… what a disgrace to this great nation

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  137. Lord have mercy, this is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Too bad It’s all true.

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  138. Two posts in a week, TELL IT SISTAS….and thank you, as always.

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  139. I love this. Right on, as usual.

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  140. Well said! The man is a buffoon! It never ceases to amaze me how tRUMP supporters attack Obama for shit that happened when he wasn’t in office. I read The Conservative Tribune just so I know where those idiots heads are. They’ve still chanting lock her up! Freakin AMAZING! Again, good article. Sincerely, Ken Massey

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  141. OMG . . . I just LOVE you two! Long may you bitch!!!

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  142. Well said, I approve this message…lol

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  143. oh margaret and helen, you both have a way with words and goddess bless you for that..love from ole Yellowdog Granny

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  144. oh Margaret and Helen..you do have a way with words..and Goddess bless you for them..love from ole Yellowdog Granny.

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  145. Michelle, I am not defending Donald Trump. I am talking about the office of the President of the United States. Enough people voted for him and he won. If people want to argue his policies, fine, but when it turns personal, it gets disgusting in my view.

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  146. Dear Helen,
    Both of my grandmas died before I was 10. Would you please adopt me as a grandchild? Because I want to be you when I’m your age!

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  147. you all just don’t get it … shame on you all !

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  148. Jackie, dear, have you heard the words that have fallen from Trumps mouth?

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  149. I am so sick of this kind of talk. He may not be the best we have had or even close but no one can deny he is the President of the United States.I cried all night when Clinton was elected but I accepted the fact he won and was the President and look how he defamed the office. It breaks my heart, not for Trump, but for the people of this country to act this way. We all need prayer, our country, our President ,the Congress, the Judges, the haters and the supporters. We need to pull together not apart so that all of the people of this country can have the best they can. And this kind of talk doesnt help.

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  150. Thank God you ladies are back with a vengeance! As always, you express everything I’m thinking, but you say it so much better. Texas will come back, thanks to its citizens, agencies, and the hopes, prayers and donations the rest of us send their way. Trump is nothing but an unnatural disaster.

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  151. Margaret and Helen,
    You ladies always hit the nail on the head. Thanks for the humor you bring to this otherwise decidedly disgusting situation our nation is in. You never fail to make me laugh. Keep up the great work.

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  152. All I can say is AMEN!!

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  153. I’m curious about what you two ladies think about the role of geoengineering in this awful, horrific disaster.

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  154. Thank you. All this needed to be said, and needs to be said over and over. Our “Great Pumpkin-in-Chief” is a gigantic horse’s ass who cares about nothing but himself. It’s really disturbing that I’m dreading the next natural disaster, not only for the suffering it will bring, but because I can’t bear to think how he will try to use it to his advantage.

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  155. Well, Helen, I DO care what shoes Melania was wearing…It sent a message that she wasn’t going to help. The STELETTOS became super white sneakers, a crisp white shirt, and a “FLOTUS” hat, as if we didn’t know Michelle Obama, she was not! I guess if you can’t be intelligent, caring, or of value, then just be a manikin.

    There are just no words for him.

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  156. I noticed Greg Abbott’s mealy-mouthed answers about the federal flood risk management change. Two of a kind.
    Thank you for keeping these posts going. We particularly need to remember DT expertly flips the news to something outrageous but silly every time the news starts reporting something that really hits him: Charlottesville, TrumpU, grabbing women, etc.

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  157. So entertaining. I live in Houston and I saw one Channel televising a conference with our Governor. Heard nothing about his visit on any of the news. Had his wife with him. God help us. What will he do for show. What in the hell can she do. Unbelievable.

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  158. Your last sentence says it all. Thank You.

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  159. Always spot on with your perceptions…each time our elected leader speaks I cringe…what a disappointment to all of us who read, write and speak English. He is a mess.
    Hopefully Texans will benefit from assistance from FEMA. The personal, independent support is fantastic.

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  160. Margaret and Helen are on fire!
    Watch out world!

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  161. Love it!

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  162. I love you and your spot on commentary!

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  163. You are fabulous and right on money!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

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  164. So.incredibly.well.said. Amazing!!

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  165. This is absolutely hilarious. You two are brilliant.
    Many thanks and I’m going to send it to everyone I know!

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  166. Helen and Margaret – You make my day. Best column in town to read since Molly Ivins has left us. Molly would adore you both.

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  167. 👏 You ladies just won the internet 👏

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  168. Thank you for calling a spade a spade. More truth and less bullshit. Whenever I get frustrated with myopic-thinking people, a simple reminder that one cannot argue with ignorance and stupidity keeps me on track.
    Remember that people cannot demonstrate to others that which they lack in themselves.

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  169. Perfect! Thank you!!!!

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  170. Spot on as always. I’m really hoping “the Donald” is impeached. I don’t think my blood pressure can withstand 4 years of this idiot and his family.

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  171. Brilliant as usual! Thank you for a good laugh (The man is so stupid if he threw himself on the ground, he’d miss.)
    And yes, let us not be distracted by his stupid buffoonery. Congress and many departments are dismantling all and any good laws and regulations that benefit the common people, in favour of the 1% and the military industrial moloch and (of course) himself.

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  172. Hi lace. Thanks. Hope you are enjoying our nice weather Sure is sad to see all the flooding areas. Take care. Hugs. Rita

    Sent from my iPad

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  173. This is a phenomenal post! Hilarious! Well written! All around awesome!
    Why aren’t these ladies pundits on CNN???
    These two need their own show!!!!
    Wow!

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  174. Dear Helen, From a greatly distressed Australian, your posts serve to remind me that there are still some intelligent Americans left in your country. I despair there are not many. Please keep posting xx

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  175. Agree with all you say & want to add that I’m most concerned that the media continues to focus on stupid things – Melania’s outfit, etc., which allows the important stuff, such as the rollback of the federal flood risk management standard to get swept aside. They’re playing right into his hand by letting the important stuff slide in favor of irrelevant crap.

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  176. Hi, Nancy – Let me offer a thought on this issue, if I may. My concern is not primarily the IQ of voters, and I doubt any of us would like to see some sort of “intelligence approval” as a prerequisite of voting. And, as far as I can tell, there is no way anyone as disturbed as this “president” seems to be is ever going to see the “folly of his ways.” As such, he is the Perfect Patsy for anyone who wants to operate nefaariously behind closed doors – Congresspersons, wealthy would-be oligarchs, actual oligarchs, extremists of all stripes. The more we are distracted and appalled by Trumpty’s outrageous behavior, the less we focus on bills being passed, voting districts being gerrymandered, National Parks put up for sale, and so on, and so on… If he weren’t an incredibly useful “tool,” he would have been stopped long ago.

    And, BTW, I do not exclude myself from endless tweeting and snarking about this BS myself! However, I TRY to remember that my best avenue for effecting any change is to remind every local politician – from dog catcher to senator – that my disgust at Cheeto’s behavior, and their silence and/or support of it, is going to cost THEM my vote. It’s endless, and it’s tedious, and often seems pointless. IT’S NOT! It was visible and strident public outrage that stopped the latest “Trumpcare” crap, not some “failure” on the parts of Ryan and McConnell. Remember that, and keep sloggin’ on. PERSIST!!! It’s the thing that terrifies them the most; that’s why they keep trying so hard to ignore it, say it doesn’t exist, or equate Black Lives Matter with the KKK.

    And that’s why Margaret and Helen – and a porch full of people who just refuse to shut up, even though we’ve been “warned” – are so important!

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  177. I love these two. If you did not read yesterday’s column, it’s worth it. I printed it out for Don and Cassy and I mused about who these two really are. I think they are who they say they are, except they have changed their last names.

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  178. Hi, Helen. No, you were not the only one screaming at the television. Couldn’t you hear me? My dogs hid. Thanks for always voicing what I am thinking–how do you do that?–but in a way that only you could do it.

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  179. “The man is so stupid if he threw himself on the ground, he’d miss.” I laughed at that for a full 5 minutes before I continued reading. Thank you, ladies. Thank you for bringing some levity to this godforsaken situation that our world is now in. You have a new fan in me.

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  180. I would love to post this on Facebook (with attribution, of course). Would that be ok?

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  181. you two are a hoot and I love your articles

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  182. Dear Helen,

    Thank you for your wisdom. Margaret’s observations are also appreciated. I have been struggling with a personal crisis since last November’s election. I considered myself an authentic bleeding-heart liberal, but now find myself adrift in an electoral identity loss. Bleeding hearts are always wanting to expand voting rights. That is one of the top five rules of bleeding-hearts, right? I am now very uncomfortable because I truly believe stupid people should not vote. Ever. They should suffer the same non-citizen status as convicted felons.

    Not requesting you and Margaret should solve this dilemma. I will continue to wrestle with my (formerly) bleeding-heart conscience and continue reading and sharing your comforting words.

    Nancy Baldwin Big Rapids, MI >

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  183. Ignore the haters – you are spot on!

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  184. Traitor trump the barking yam show a complete lack of any brain power, and humanity. He really is unfit to be a human being. And Texans have noticed including deplorable ted Cruz. He’s whining about not signing aide for Katrina victims. Lying as usual. And BYW while barking yam bellowed about how great he is, a REAL President, Mr Obama tweeted real sympathy and compassion AND the Red Cross website for donations. That is Presidential. I miss him so much. Still want to see a video of trump after a nest of fire ants is dumped into his tighty whiteys.

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  185. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW and commented:
    Another great blogpost from Margaret & Helen!

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  186. You are so important during this insane time!!! Thank you for being you and sharing. ❤

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  187. Best line I have ever read: He makes my ass itch every time he opens his mouth. !!!!!!

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  188. OMG this is pure gold!!!!!!!!!!

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  189. Brava! Brava!

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