The First



First of all, I like Kathy Griffin. I know she's not everybody's cup of tea (nobody is) but I've followed her career and I like her self-deprecating humor and love her irreverence. She's no Joan Rivers, mind you, but she doesn't need to be. Kathy has her own brand of stand up and I find it hysterical. Now that that’s out there, let’s talk about the first amendment.

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws which respect an establishment of religion, prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

No matter how you feel about Kathy (and  I know people have opinions about her), you need to recognize that she's right. It's the first time a sitting president goes after a private citizen this way. Unconscionable. But with Cheeto in the White House, nothing surprises anybody anymore. This president has committed more violations and is more corrupt than any other president in American history. And that's a travesty.

The Kathy Griffin situation was a preview of fuckery to come. At this point, we are getting numb in what concerns the abuse of power, the corruption and absolute kleptocracy that affects this government. This president is a bully who uses his bully pulpit to try and scare, blackmail and intimidate anybody who dares contradict, unmask or speak truth to power to him. He's the perfect tinfoil strongman: a thin-skinned, entitled, insecure, pedantic man-baby who has never worked a day in his life. His ideal of a man in power is a strongman: Duterte, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping come to mind. And of course, Vlad, whom Cheeto, a bully at heart, fears and admires at the same time.  What  Kathy did was paid the price of being irreverent and sarcastic and a little bit of an attention whore (which is something I think she admits and part of her occupation?) in the era of Agolf Twitler, a wannabe dictator.

But the point is not Kathy being an attention whore. The point is Cheeto being a thin-skinned sociopath with a Napoleonic complex who uses the highest office in the United States to seek revenge on anyone who dares say that the emperor, indeed has no clothes. And that, my dears, is America 2019.

XOXO








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  1. I am not a kathy fan, but the orange muthafucka needs to be thrown IN JAIL! NOW! I thought nixon was bad, but this! every day the USA reaches a new low.

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  2. The things this mother fucker is allowed to do is unbelievable. From the constant campaigning tacked onto “official” trips to the horrific actions you speak of in your post. What he has done to the stature of this country, the “shining city on a hill,” will take decades to repair, if it can be done at all. He must be soundly defeated in 2020. Register! Vote!

    XOXO ­čĹĘ‍❤️‍­čĺő‍­čĹĘ

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  3. I like Kathy Griffin too. She was certainly put through the wringer but she's still standing!

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  4. I used to be a fan, but after Severed Head Gate, which I found unfunny and distasteful,she turned into a bitter angry shrew and then has spent the last two years traveling the country making money talking about how she is being boycotted against.
    I will say this,a lot of people hated Obama, and I wonder how those of us on the left would have felt if a comic did the same thing with Obama's head.

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  5. Ive alway been a queen of mean, Lisa Lampanelli fan myself.

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  6. I used to like Joan Rivers, but her humor grew bitter and mocking after they skipped over her and gave the Tonight Show to Jay Leno... she was much funnier than he was. I used to like Kathy too, but then she also veered into the dark. The severed head wasn't funny, what in the hell was she thinking? They both seem to have lost their creativity and reached out in the wrong direction.

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  7. Arnt we all attention whores?

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  8. @AnneMarie: yes, every day it's a new low. Exhausting!
    @Bae: sadly, yes. America is a joke to the world.
    @Debra: totally! She sold Carnegie Hall out in a day. Fab.
    @Bob. Yeah, she changed the tone. And you know that the racist rethugs draw Obama in all sorts of demeaning ways and hung effigies of him. It was not pretty.
    @Maddie: ohhh Lisa is a riot!
    @Dave: Joan was indeed funnier than Jay. But that's how the big boy's club works. And I agree. The severed head was NOT funny.
    @John: Yep, we are, love. We are.

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  9. I've always liked Kathy Griffin too. I saw her live show and I watched her TV show "My Life on the D List". I applaud her for her guts and integrity. My fear is that we are no longer surprised by Trump's fuckery, and that we now accept it as normal for him. We should never accept it as normal for anyone.

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