In the past week, I have been told to get over it and suck it up by more than 100 people on my own Facebook page. Here is my response. I will continue to post as many political comments and memes as I like. I will also continue to post as many free downloads, funny photos, and interesting quotes as I like. Why? Because this is my page. This is also my country. My grandparents did not watch their families get slaughtered by Cossacks and gutted by so-called Russian patriots, then WALK across Russia and Ukraine, endure unimaginable hardships, and finally arrive at the Statue of Liberty and then learn a new language, a new way of life, a new way of government so I could give up the right to dissent.
That is why my family came here. That is why my grandfather bagged groceries and my grandmother ran a boarding house and my other grandmother took in mending. That is why my father went into the service and then to college on the G.I. bill, why my mother took night courses, why everyone and everything in my family was geared toward thinking, questioning and moving forward. So that I, a second-generation American, could, through merit and hard work, become the American dream. So here is my answer to those of you who would normalize what is happening around us right now.
Dear James (and Elizabeth, and Harold, and all the rest) thank you for posting. I appreciate your suggesting that I now let it go and suck it up because like it or not, hes our president. (Or in the case of all the Australians and New Zealanders chiming in for some reason, hes your president now.) All right! Which part would you like me to let go of? Shall I drop the grab pussy part? or maybe the gay people need conversion therapy part, since Pence said it, not Trump? How about the Muslim registry, so wonderfully reminiscent of that bright yellow star my forebears had to sew on their coats? Or maybe I should heed Trumps statement Its cold in New York – we need global warming. Wait. I can suck it up and try to forget the part where he dodged the draft, then said of John McCain I like people who werent captured. Wouldnt that be patriotic? And as a Jersey girl, I could just suck up and let go of the part where he said thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City were cheering as the World Trade Center buildings fell. Wait, I know! Lets forget freedom of the press, his veiled threats to allow White House briefing access only to periodicals that agree with him. Suck on that, you liberal swine. Maybe I can also let go of the part where he threatens newspapers with changes in the libel laws, so he can sue them and I can suck up to the National Enquirer, owned and run by Trumps dear friends. Wait! My grandparents were always terrified theyd have to prove they had a right to be in America, so even though it was always illegal to require it, they carried their papers with them everywhere. Yeah, if thered been a Jew Registry, they could already have been counted.
How about I let go of him saying An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that Barack Obamas birth certificate is a fraud? Or when he said Mexico would pay for the wall, except now we have to front the money? Or my personal favorite, the part where he promises and promises to release his tax returns if hes elected…. Cmon, James. Which part should I let go of first? No no no!!! I take it all back! I want to let go of this part, because somehow, I cant un-hear it. I cant un-see it. And I sure as hell cant suck up to it: I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldnt get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, shes now got the big phony tits and everything. Shes totally changed her look. Ive gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know Im automatically attracted to beautiful I just start kissing them. Its like a magnet. Just kiss. I dont even wait. And when youre a star they let you do it. You can do anything Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything. Donald J. Trump Nice. Go after married women. Cheat on your first two wives (at least). Kiss someone who doesnt invite it and consider yourself a magnet. How presidential. Yes, folks. Ill suck it up and let it go. When hell freezes over. You dont like it? Get off my page.