Sorry Don, I just don’t have any Sympathy for the Devil
today at 8:32 pm
I rotate about 350 titles on my playlist, which generally includes about a dozen Rolling Stones songs.
While refreshing that list the day after Trump’s inauguration, I reflexively deleted the Stones’ 1975 release, Sympathy for the Devil.
It was odd, because I usually have trouble deleting anything from the Stones. Last month I deleted nothing and just added some new stuff by Vampire Weekend, Black Pumas, Dermot Kennedy and Billie Eilish.
I currently have no sympathy for the devil.
I avoid funerals because I’m inadequate at mumbling kind words about people I never liked.
In 2002, Broomhilda and I went to Savanah, GA for the funeral of someone we both liked. Charlie could be an SOB, but he was an honest SOB and he was always exceptionally kind to Broomhilda.
He was the kind of guy you meet only once in your life.
His ex-wife delivered a eulogy in front of her current husband and their children, speaking of the larger-than-life guy that was the love of her life.
It was extraordinary.
Donald Trump is the kind of guy you hope you only encounter once. I had nothing nice to say about him 30 years ago and I have nothing nice to say about him now.
Unlike a smoker who gets lung cancer, Trump’s ignorance did not just land him in the hospital, it landed HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS in hospitals and cost the lives of an estimated 100,000 Americans.
We don’t sympathize with drunk drivers who commit vehicular homicide, we prosecute them.
The Trumps deserve the same amount of sympathy they extended to the family of Senator John McCain. Their lack of compassion was beyond remarkable, as Trump continued to attack McCain even after his death.
Lindsey Graham described Trump as a race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot.
Mitt Romney said that Trump is is a phony, a fraud, and that his promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.
Mitch McConnell said, it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t know a lot about the issues.
Trump, unlike every other president in history, has refused to commit to the peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election in November. He has no regard for law, the Constitution or the American people.
We have an election in just one short month. Republicans are going for it in an all-out, no-holds-barred campaign of lies, false accusations, disinformation and voter suppression.
Joe Biden dropped attack ads while the Trump campaign continues to release theirs.
One of Trump’s new ads shows a dark skinned woman sitting on a bed, silently holding up cue cards emblazoned with lie after lie about the destruction Joe Biden has planned for America.
The last card says that she is afraid to speak those lies out loud. Which she should be.
It’s a powerful message to those who don’t know any better.
The Proud Boys are standing back and standing by, but this is no time for Joe Biden to stand back.
Democracy hangs in the balance. American lives hang in the balance. The environment and the future of our planet hang in the balance.
Nice guys don’t get to appoint Supreme Court justices. If anyone asks, just tell them that we no longer have sympathy for the devil.
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