Category: Politics

Grifter?

If there’s one type of person you don’t want to trust, it’s a grifter: someone who cheats others out of money. Grifters are also known as chiselers, defrauders, gougers, scammers, swindlers, and flim-flam men. Selling a bridge and starting a Ponzi scheme are things a grifter might do.” — Vocabulary.com

Meanwhile, back at my email in-box and a month after the election, the emails continue. Donate! Save America!

However…

If you click a Donate button, a new window opens with a few legal disclaimers:

Trump Make America Great Again Committee (“TMAGAC”) is a joint fundraising committee composed of participating committees Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. (“DJTP”), Save America, and the Republican National Committee (“RNC”)…

Contributions to TMAGAC made by an Individual/Federal Multicandidate Political Committee will be allocated according to the following formula:

75% of each contribution first to Save America, up to $5,000/$5,000, then to DJTP’s Recount Account, up to a maximum of $2,800/$5,000.

25% of each contribution to the RNC’s Operating account, up to a maximum of $35,500/$15,000.

Any additional funds will go to the RNC for deposit in the RNC’s Legal Proceedings account or Headquarters account, up to a maximum of $213,000/$90,000.

As of yesterday, he’s raised over $170 million, paid off his campaign debt, and has a nice nest egg for future fraud.

No, not a grifter. Something much, much worse.

Caption contest!

Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.

I was trying to think of something to write about in my next blog post and this dropped in the news. Thank you, blogging gods and goddesses.

What do you think? Tiny desk press conference? Little Tykes Executive Desk?

Haiku for November 18

I decided I needed a new way to entertain myself during this pandemic — something that doesn’t involve wine or calories. So I reached into the bag of topics that I want to learn more about and settled on … Haiku.

It’s perfect. No calories, and just 17 syllables. Perfect for someone like me who tends to be a tad lazy. (All right, just delete “tad.”)

Opus 1: The Walrus

The walrus lumbered
into the regal White House
Will it ever leave?

8 Days

“This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” — Alexander Hamilton

13 Days

All right, this email is a little sad.

They are now breaking up the stage sets from the “convention” and selling the stars from the bunting. They are “ICONIC Gold Convention Stars” that can be yours for a donation of any amount.

14 Days

Despite the fact that I have never visited a Trump website, let alone sent them any money or canned food, I’m still on their mailing list.

This one is special. However, I just noticed that the email tells me to not share it with anyone. Now that the secret is out, you might want to get in on this. Not as good as a Trump Steak, but…