Fancy Coffee Friday: Limber Up

20-jan-2017I have an excuse for not watching the inauguration of the 45th President of the USA: I was getting my hair done.

Also, Facebook and Twitter have been utterly depressing as of late with the avalanche of bad tidings. I fell asleep last night with my stomach in knots because Marmalade Mussolini* was going to step onto the diaz today and I fear for what is coming. Curiously enough, I also had a meeting with my financial advisor this morning and after going over a few things, I asked what his thoughts were about the outlook financially with “today’s impending events”.

My spirits were buoyed only slightly, which he said that he anticipates that these first two years will be okay financially. However, he thinks that a lot of the tax issues will result in a major deficit, Congress will begin to rein things in back to where they should be, and we’ll be worse off. He said that things will be much worse for school age children and young adults.

We spoke of racial tensions, privilege – yes, THAT privilege: “White Privilege”. And how, for some reason, there are a lot of Usonians who have the impression that you succeed in life on merit alone. Sorry folks, merit only gets you so far. Remember the famous quote, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know“? That’s how the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

For better or for worse, that’s a significant lesson to learn; my gut feeling is that Orange Foolius* didn’t become successful because he’s a nice person. I’m a nice person, but the opportunities that have come my way are because I know people and meet people. They get to know me, see my work or talents, and from there, the opportunities arise. Afterall, I’m only walking around with an Associate of Science degree – so it’s not like I can just apply for any job waving a sheet of paper.

No, I gotta hustle. I gotta crawl out from under my rock, press-the-flesh (you know… shaking hands… not, other things), and get out my no-bullshit, shoot-from-the-hip personality to the masses.

Fortunately for all of you, I don’t go around making shit up about what I know and what I don’t know, otherwise I’d have been put in charge of the nation’s nuclear arsenal like Rick Perry. Maybe not… there had to be some significant ass-kissage to get that offer, and no thank you.

So, whether you voted for Sunkist Stalin* or not, I truly believe we’re all going to need a huge bottle of lube to get through the next four years of ass-reaming. I sincerely hope that won’t be the case, but it hasn’t looked good since November 2016.

We need to make sure to hold our employee accountable.

*Where’d I find all these names? Head on over to Luvvie Ajayi’s post “A Handy Guide to Disrespecting Cheeto Satan From Inauguration and Beyond“.


The Amusing Muse is a model (no shit), writer, blogger, and possessor of a green thumb who can’t help but laugh when her diva cat walks around the house, yowling. Loudly. Also, her dining room is being overtaken by dwarf banana plants in giant pots… she bought special lights just for them.
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About The Amusing Muse

Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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7 Responses to Fancy Coffee Friday: Limber Up

  1. Although I’m from the UK I did watch the inauguration with the odd sense I was watching the end of the world as we know it. I still don’t really understand how we got here but I’m hoping a cup of tea might sort it out. Other than that I have no solutions to offer

    • It was similar to watching the Brexit vote from here, Peter, that’s my feeling anyway. Except, you don’t appear to have a mentally unhinged person steps away from the nuclear codes. *sigh*

  2. Bare Beach Bum says:

    I usually enjoy your musings over a cup of coffee in the morning, but this one made me wretch. I watched the inauguration with glee and anticipation for restoring this country from the devastation. All of your assertions for the future are actually projecting. In the last 8 years Obama increased the national debt more than all of the previous presidents combined, racial tensions were increased to a feverous pitch by race-baters, more Americans are out of work than ever before, and the centers of wealth have migrated around D.C.

    Personally for me I’ve gone through hell in my professional and private life because I chose my integrity and ethics over corruption and crony capitalism. My businesses have been stifled due to regulation or competitors that used their government connections to win. I’ve seen payoffs and corruption going back to days of Bill Clinton where I refused to participate. I was lucky because I’m still here, but what about Seth Rich and Eric Braverman?

    All that you people have projected on President Trump is unfounded speculation. He promises to return the government to the people and not the one-world government elitists like Soros, Rothschilds, and Clintons. This was an election of the people versus elitism. He was never accepted by the NYC elite establishment. Seems like you and others either prefer elitism or have been snowed by the MSM. We don’t know where Trump will take us but he seems to be keeping his promises so far. Hillary admitted that she says one thing to the sheeple and another to her benefactors. I’d rather take my chances with President Trump if you please.

    Under a Trump Administration, I feel that once again my hard work will be rewarded over who people know or can manipulate. I appreciate the fact that he is putting smart people in his Cabinet that are only motivated by public service and patriotism and not how wealthy they will become.

    You can choose to jump on the bandwagon with the MSM, Michael Moore, and all of the other left-wing loons and continue to label the President and spread hate, but I’ll be working my butt off to rebuild after several years of crap. Although I’ve always kept my mind open to diverse opinions, I’m going to remove the blatant negativity from my life, especially on-line, and only focus on the positive things in my life and making America better which means that I’ll most likely unsubscribe from your blog. I’ve already stopped following several Twitter accounts.

    Namaste.

  3. Shelley says:

    I wonder what Bare Beach Bum is thinking now. I don’t write that with any sense of glee, just sincere curiosity about their feelings for 45 four months later.

    • I’d say I’m curious as well, but I believe they no longer follow this blog because of my views. I do know, however, that I’m increasingly embarrassed by our elected leader.

    • PS – your email address made me LAUGH! Love it!

    • Bare Beach Bum says:

      I am still subscribed to the post so I get updates when new comments are posted.

      So you’d like to know my feelings? I’ve decided to cut off watching the mainstream media and that includes Fox News since they have gone full loony too. I am even more embarrassed and disgusted by the negativity, obstruction, and blatant lies perpetrated by the establishment and the propaganda arm: the media. I am disgusted by the “shadow government” of Obama/Clinton that constantly leaks classified information and contradicts the positive things that this Administration is attempting. I would hope that most of America would wake up and realize what is going on here, but I’m afraid that most people are incapable of critical thought anymore.

      As for the President, I feel that he is doing his best despite all of the crap being thrown around him by the Democrats/media and Republicans. I respect his tenacity, and I hope that he and his cabinet keep doing what they are doing despite the noise. The jobs numbers and his recent foreign trip are proof that he can do what this country needs. I only hope that most of his proposed budget survives. I am proud to be an American with him in office.

      I am embarrassed by the fact that the Obama’s and Clinton’s won’t fade into the background as is customary. Maxine Waters, Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein, Franken, Podesta, McCain, Kaine, Comey, Brennan, etc. do embarrass me and the American people with their stupidity and lies. What does this say for the electorate? How could a half-way intelligent person not be embarrassed by them?

      I could go on, but you get the gist. One more thing is that I mentioned Seth Rich and now others are starting to put the pieces together too. No conspiracy theory; just plenty of evidence is you read beyond the little that the media feeds you.

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