Sunday, January 1, 2017

Trump says he has a secret trusted advisor on cyber security and Russian hacking.

Don’t look now ... but 2016 finally ground to a halt last night! I’m 65, and I’m positive that this was the most exhausting, revolting, emotionally-draining year I can ever remember ... even taking into account 1986 (finding out I had uterine cancer) and 1995 (divorcing my first husband). Therefore, in light of the obvious obstacle to happiness in the year ahead — i.e., Donald J. Trump, unless we can impeach the jerk by mid-February — I will instead wish each of you, and yours, a tolerable 2017. If we can squeak by with “tolerable” maybe I’ll finally be able to digest my food again.

Here’s my first gang of FREE FONTS in the new year! My favorites include “Uniform Sans” (love the extra-condensed styles), the chubby letterforms of “Tobogan,” and “Martila” with all those fancy swirly whatnots. I’ll include download links after the graphic in case you want any of these for your own collection. (You’re welcome.)

Our first dead celebrity of the new year actually died on New Year’s Eve. It was William Christopher, 84, best known as Father Patrick Mulcahy on “M*A*S*H,” the intensely popular TV series about an Army surgical hospital during the Korean War, which ran from 1972 to 1983 on CBS. In case you care, the TV series actually lasted more than three times longer than the real-life Korean War (1950–53).
William Christopher’s death comes exactly one year after “M*A*S*H” co-star Wayne Rogers died at age 82 on New Year’s Eve in 2015.

According to Christopher’s son, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer about 18 months ago and was doing fine until early December, when his health started to decline.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Christopher began his acting career in New York City in several off-Broadway and Broadway productions. He won his biggest success with “M*A*S*H” and reprised his role in the sitcom’s spinoff series “After M*A*S*H” from 1983 to 1985. Most recently he appeared on several episodes of “Days of Our Lives” in 2012.

The end.

I’ll wind up tonight’s post with a joint portrait of two terrifying world leaders ... Russia’s ridiculous Vladimir Putin atop America’s bloated egomaniac president-elect, Donald Trump.
Interesting Trump stories expected in the week ahead include the following:

CRITICAL NEWS ABOUT CYBER SECURITY. Trump says he knows more about cyber attacks, Russian hacking and Internet security than anyone in the FBI and CIA because he has a secret trusted advisor and “insider” ... his 10-year-old son, Barron. (Just because his kid can send email doesn’t make him a cybersecurity expert. Holy shit.)

AN URGENT PLEA FROM TRUMP’S PRESS SECRETARY. On ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer decided to whine on national television that the American people are mocking Donald Trump unfairly and called on every American to stop it because it’s time that people started to give him credit for actually getting things done. Except that Trump is NOT getting things done ... he’s trying to grab the credit from others to pass them off as his own accomplishments. This would include the jobs at Sprint and Carrier, and the good economic numbers in November despite the fact that our healthy economy has nothing whatsoever to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with President Obama. What the fuck?!

DETAILS ABOUT TRUMP’S “PAY FOR ACCESS” NEW YEAR’S EVE HOO-HAH. Trump rang in 2017 at his swanky private Mar-a-Lago resort with 800 guests who dished out $575 apiece for access to the president-elect and his nicely-dressed but vapid offspring. I’d love to know why Trump hasn’t already been put on notice — and on trial — for his unconstitutional grifting!

And here for your possible interest is one last unrelated Trump photo, clearly illustrating how he shits all over the poor.

Thank you for stopping by tonight. However, before you go to bed please try to remember the Alamo or at least give it your best shot.

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