Tomorrow is the big day, Day 100 of the Trump regime. Um, er…administration. Yeah. That’s what I meant. Folks are taking stock. Former Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis observed, for example, that Donald Trump holds the record for tweets in his first 100 days, with something like 500+.
So there’s that.
It is the long-running Fox series “The Simpsons” that we must turn for a true, in-depth assessment of the Trump 100 Days, and as MSNBC’s Kyle Griffing says, it’s brilliant:
The Simpsons takes on Trump's first 100 Days. And it's brilliant. pic.twitter.com/To4Wj3F3y5
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 28, 2017
It was a dark and stormy night, and Sean Spicer has hung himself. Kellyanne Conway flees the scene saying, “I am not replacing him!” Upstairs, as Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon strangle one another, Trump lies in bed with a pile of books like “The Little Book of Big Bombs” and “Killing a Good Thing” by Bill O’Reilly.
The Prez is, of course, perusing his smartphone. Flipping through screens he intones to himself,
“One hundred days in office. So many accomplishments. Lowered my golf handicap, my Twitter following increased by 700 and finally, we can shoot hibernating bears. My boys will love that.”
Yes. It’s all there in that single sentence. Everything Trump has accomplished in 100 Days.
In comes an aide and slaps a big bill on Trump’s lap, saying, “Sir, here is a bill that you must read immediately. It lowers taxes only for Republicans.”
“Can’t Fox News read it and I’ll watch what they say?” Trump asks plaintively.
The Simpsons creators have captured our lazy and inept autocrat-in-chief brilliantly, and we discover at last the secret of his hair.
Hey, you have to laugh to get through this. As the newscaster on the Simpsons tells them, after all,
“One hundred days. We are six point eight percent of the way home!”
Look at it this way: if it’s a choice between laughing and crying, laughter is healthier.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.