There is NO Silver Lining

The United States of America comes to an end on Friday. It might take a few years for the process of destruction to complete, but as of Friday our nation is no more.

There is no upside to this. There’s no silver lining. I don’t care which side of the ideological aisle you live on, there is nothing good about this. We’re done.

Having said that, if there was a silver lining, it would be Alec Baldwin’s appearances on Saturday Night Live. He had better clear his schedule for the next four years and make sure he can appear each and every week without exception. Here’s a link to last night’s cold open.

Hat’s Off to Alec Baldwin

I saw last night’s opening segment of Saturday Night Live. It was a really funny spoof of the second Presidential debate. Alec Baldwin is playing the part of the fascist candidate with the Oompa Loompa looking orange skin, henceforth to be known as the Orange Pile of Fascist Goo, or possibly OPFG for short.

The Orange Pile of Fascist Goo did what he does best when someone insults him. He went to twitter to bitch about it. Much the same as a stereotypical internet troll living in his mother’s basement despite being in his late 30’s or early 40’s while sustaining himself on a diet of hot pockets and pop tarts and yoo-hoo would do.

The OPFG stated that SNL should be cancelled, and that Baldwin’s performance was awful, and that the media is rigging the election.

Let’s break that down, okay?

Saturday Night Live has been on the air for 40 some odd years. Now, after all that time, Trumpie* is a target of their satire so I guess it’s time to cancel them. Thank you, OPFG for demonstrating your incredibly thin skin. I don’t recall any of the other candidates over the past 40 years bitching like whining little brats that the show that has spoofed every single one of them needs to be cancelled. All but a few of them took the satire like men. The exceptions being those who took it like women.

I felt that Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of the fascist candidate was spot on. The fascist’s reaction to it tells me that it was even better than I thought it was. If the OPFG reacted the way he did, then it must have been EPICALLY PERFECT! Congratulations, Mr Baldwin. You just earned yourself a truck load of Emmy Awards for the greatest acting performance in living memory. I tip my hat to you for your greatness.

So, Mr Orange Pile of Fascist Goo was spoofed on television and his response is to say that the media is rigging the election. He said that. I am not making it up, I promise he said that. Hell, he even put an exclamation point at the end of the sentence. I’m not kidding, not even a little bit.

If a Saturday Night Live sketch is an example of the media rigging the election, then it is clear to me that The Orange Pile of Fascist Goo does not know what the media really is. It’s satire, you shit for brains. It’s not a news story. It’s not a factual report that is skewing the story one way or the other. It is not a call to action. IT WAS A JOKE, YOU EFFIN’ DUMB ASS.

Let’s ignore the racism and the sexism and the sexual assaults and the fascism and the constant lying and the terrifying Russian influence and the fascination with nuclear weapons and the threats to jail his opponent. In other words, let’s for now ignore all of the reasons we already have that would guarantee no sane individual could ever vote for this egomaniacal sociopath… Not being able to tell the difference between a Saturday Night Live sketch and an actual media report is enough for anyone with a brain to realize this asshole is unelectable.

Vote for Clinton. Keep this moron away from Washington. Do the right thing, America. Say no to fascism.

*Trumpie… I used that word as a nod to fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Remember the Pod People episode? That was friggin hysterical. Trumpie, no!