Saturday, June 24, 2017

Let’s watch an out-of-shape, spray-tanned orangutan try to play tennis.

Good morning, boys and girls! It’s just after 4 a.m. and I thought I’d get an early start on today’s post while another round of thunderstorms rolls through here. We’re not expecting any hail or tornadoes ... just lots of thunder, lightning, wind and VERY HEAVY RAIN, the latter of which we need desperately. Sam was out in the garage for a couple of hours with the overhead door open enjoying our big weather hoo-hah with a can of diet ginger ale but finally went to bed about 30 minutes ago. In case you’re interested, the white star on the following map denotes Howdygram headquarters. (You can’t see me waving because it’s extremely dark outside.)

Today I only have five FREE FONTS for you … three nice scripts (my favorite is “Montalia”) and a couple of playful display fonts I’ll enjoy using for greeting card designs for The Howdygram Store. “Mimsy Whimsy” has a mid-century retro vibe and “Pintanina” includes six different weights plus three fonts full of dingbats, ornaments, swirly things and miscellaneous shapes. Download links will appear after the graphic in case you want any of these for your personal collection. (Don’t forget to share with your neighbors and relatives, okay?)

A few days ago Creative Market gave away some seamless background patterns that included such useful icons as fruits, dog bones, carrots, Swiss cheese, cups of coffee, teeny blue whales and mushrooms. Very cute stuff. Thank you, Creative Market.
I also snagged a substantial collection of red, white and blue graphics themed for the Fourth of July, lots of doodled wreaths and frames, and a pleasant assortment of smiling woodland animals that I can use for children’s greeting cards. I LOVE FREE SHIT LIKE THIS!

On Friday, with the help of a nitwit host on Fox & Friends, Trump was catapulted into permanent Putz of the Week status after admitting on camera that he made up the premise for his tweet threatening former FBI Director James Comey about secret tapes of their conversations in the White House. Trump’s logic for this? To “keep Comey honest” on the stand and not give him a chance to change his story ... i.e., TO INFLUENCE COMEY’S TESTIMONY.
In one brief moment — when Fox and Friends flattered the president by saying he was smart to lie about the Comey tapes — Trump exponentially increased his jeopardy for obstruction of justice. Now Trump is officially on record admitting to threatening his adversaries with the possible existence of tapes prior to court testimony.

Yesterday a CNN columnist made the case that this one tweet from Trump — threatening Comey with secret tapes — will likely be the single most consequential and damaging tweet of his presidency, but that was before this faux pas ...

TRUMP: But, when he [Comey] found out that there may be tapes out there, whether it’s governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed. I mean, you’ll have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events. And my story didn’t change. My story was always a straight story. My story was always the truth. But you’ll have to determine for yourself whether or not his story changed. But, I did not tape.

FOX & FRIENDS: That was a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings.

TRUMP: Well, it wasn’t very stupid, I can tell you that.

Actually, it WAS stupid, Donnie, even by YOUR standards! (Maybe somebody should urge you to resign so we won’t have to listen to your bullshit any more or watch an out-of-shape, spray-tanned orangutan try to play tennis.)

Thank you for reading this, and please don’t forget to remember the Alamo.

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