IN THE WAKE of Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the White House, I wanted some memorabilia of the historic event — to remember that I was a player.
I went to eBay and bought a commemorative cup for 17 bucks, and had it shipped to Mexico for an additional 10. I intended to set the cup on my desk to hold pens and pencils. And I’d have Trump’s proud face before me while sitting here.
A combed-over desk companion.
The cup was surrounded with bubble wrap and boxed for its trip south. When I picked it up downtown here at the Estafeta office, it made an unsettling clinking sound.
When I opened the box and unwrapped the cup from its protective insulation, it was well-smashed.
There is no explanation aside from this: When the box was opened at the border at Mexican Customs, which is the custom, the agent broke it, probably with a hammer.
Then he rewrapped it and put it back into the box.
Don’t that beat all? Tsk, tsk, tsk.
This morning I read a post from a left-wing blogger, a Cuban immigrant to the United States who’s now retired and living in the Gringo haven of San Miguel de Allende.
He will remain unnamed to avoid embarrassing him.
It was the same old stuff. Trump is a racist, misogynist, hater of gays, fascist, well, you know the long, familiar, silly list. And that Trump’s election spells the end of days.
The Earth has veered off course.
All of these epithets, of course, fly directly in the face of reality. Trump waved the Rainbow Flag during the campaign, never uttered a word against women or minorities,* but leftists have become so accustomed to hurling epithets that they simply don’t know how to apply the brakes.
It’s what they are: profanity, epithets and violence. It is the logical result of the politically correct obsession.
Trump, a guy from Queens, ran a bare-knuckle campaign, and it worked. Four years ago, Romney ran a cocktail-party campaign, and he lost. You cannot be polite facing today’s “Democrat” Party and have a prayer of winning.
After Nov. 8, Trump immediately halted the bare-knuckles approach, and now comports himself as a statesman. Polls indicate his likability has risen since his victory.
He’s named two women,** one a “minority,” to his Cabinet so far. There goes the misogyny and xenophobia.
Ben Carson may be the HUD secretary. There goes the racism. And if he does not name Carson, he will include blacks in his administration. Trust me.
But many Hillary lovers continue to behave in the manner you see at the top here, if not literally, then by word.
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Let us be thankful that Donald Trump won the election instead of the woman beloved by the thugs in the drawing above.
I leave you with Trump’s holiday message to the nation. It is a message of unity. Imagine that.
* Illegal aliens are not U.S. minorities. Almost all come from Latin America where they are the majority. In the United States, they are simply law-breakers.
** Nikki Haley, designated U.N. ambassador, is the daughter of Sikh immigrants. Betsy DeVos, a champion of charter schools, is the Education Department choice.
AN EARLIER POST, Nincompoop Parade, focused on “liberal” media personalities who were gobsmacked by the fair-and-square election of Trump as president.
Let us turn now from the silly, East Coast swells masquerading as journalists and look at the legions of young Loony Tuners protesting — or rioting — in the streets.
Here’s a fellow named Chad Prather who puts it all in perfect perspective. Love the cowboy hat.
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(LOOK! The five most absurd ways leftists have responded to losing the presidential election. On the other hand, here is a 12-step program from The New York Times. It’s, of course, mostly left-wing nuttiness, but not entirely.)
WHEN I MOVED from the state capitol to this pueblo on the mountaintop over 16 years ago you could count the number of Gringos here on the hands of four people.
There were oddballs and misfits among them, a lunatic or two, probably even some crooks on the lam. My arrival brought normality and intelligence into the mix.
Flash forward to today, and the Gringo population — I’m including Canucks — has increased 10-fold.
And they’re becoming more humdrum people. I haven’t heard of anybody being extradited in years.
Alas, they seem mostly to be a left-wing lot, which appears to be the norm for northerners who move over the Rio Bravo. Conservatives stay above the border, mostly.
Michoacán Net is full of left-wingers, and Morelia Connect is more convivial for conservatives. Michoacán Net says “no politics,” but if you phrase a left-wing issue just right, it’s fine and dandy. Not so for conservative issues.
About 10 days before the U.S. presidential election, someone announced on Michoacán Net an election night celebration. There was no mention of the candidates, but you knew who they thought they would be celebrating.
Election night came and went, and there’s been no more mention of that fiesta. Maybe they threw a wake.
One odd thing about the Gringos here is that they circulate downtown almost entirely in the mornings. My schedule is just the opposite. I’m rarely downtown in the mornings, but I’m there most every afternoon.
I, on the other hand, am sitting at a sidewalk table with a café Americano negro, reading my Kindle and watching beautiful Latinas walk by.
I am an afternoon man.
WE’RE A HEALTH-conscious couple, and we watch what we eat. It’s partly why we are so slim and beautiful.
Although we love waffles, we rarely eat them because they are not healthy. However, special occasions call for celebration, and we decided Wednesday morning to breakfast on waffles, a Trump fiesta with Canadian maple syrup.
However, just as my child bride was about to turn on the blender and waffle iron, the electricity went out, and it stayed out for an hour due to work in the street.
So we ate the usual cereal, but with a grin. At least I was grinning. My lovely companion still is uncertain about Trump, being Mexican and listening to Mexican news sources, which are just as left-wing as CNN and MSNBC.
There is no Mexican version of Fox or Breitbart.
However, she’s as conservative as I am, and she knows that I always know best, so she’s coming around, slowly.
Mexico has focused entirely on Trump’s border wall and his sometimes ill-phrased statements about Mexicans.
They know nothing about other U.S. issues like tax cuts, veterans’ matters, federal debt, entitlements, BLM, Islamic terrorism, Mohammedan “refugees,” safe spaces, PC lunacy, Common Core, joblessness and so on.
Alas, to Mexicans, it’s all about them and their God-given right to sneak across the border whenever they feel like it.
Our waffle extravaganza was delayed one day, but not canceled. We waffled our hearts out yesterday instead.
Like election night, it was very tasty.
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I remember the day following the shocking (to conservatives) re-election in 2012 of Weepy Barry.
We were gobsmacked!
But did we stage cry-ins? Did we block entrances to buildings? Did Republican ghetto-dwellers riot in the streets, as happened in Oakland after the Trump victory?
Of course not. We just hoped for a better day.
And here it is!
LET’S PRAY this will be the beginning of the end of the Flower Power nuttiness that erupted half a century ago.
R.I.P.: Kumbaya, globalism, organic food, unisex restrooms, safe spaces, ObamaCare, open borders, sanctuary cities …
… all that bunkum.
In brief: Yipeee!
HERE’S A priceless demonstration of the divide between bona fide black people and leftist, elitist nincompoops.
The video showcases the usual leftist complaint about voter-ID requirements, that they discriminate against blacks who are, of course, too helpless to obtain official identification.
And then it gives a sampling of black reaction in Harlem to this condescending, leftist attitude toward them.
It’s fun. However, you can’t help but be mystified by blacks’ habitual support of the leftist Democrat Party.
And don’t forget the official election schedule: Republicans vote tomorrow, Nov. 8, and Democrats vote Nov. 9.
AS THE ELECTION season draws to a close, Democrats return to what they do best: cussin’ like crazy.
One area in which the divide between goofy socialists and clear-thinking conservatives looms large is language. Whereas leftists are today’s language police (watch those pronouns!), they do not extend that policing to profanity.
They curse like merchant seaman. Everywhere. There is no social setting in which a well-enunciated motherf**cker seems out of place to them. They are crass people.
I wrote about this during the last presidential election in a post titled What the (bleep)! Movie star Samuel Jackson and comedienne Sarah Silverman released political videos for their man, Weepy Barry, that were nonstop profanities.
Insiders have reported that Hillary Clinton, when off-camera, is also shockingly profane.
You will never see a political ad from Republicans that includes profanity of any sort. We are well-bred people.
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(Note: Interestingly, these obscene, ghetto-speak ads from the Democrat Party began with Obama. The old Democrat Party behaved far better.)