Just recently a friend commented on one of my last articles. “ Gee, that was really in your face.” That’s me in your face. So is my sense of humor. Some things that are funny, like the things that strike Rachel Maddow strike me funny because they are so absurd that you have to laugh to keep from crying. Point in case is this current President and his group of scared to say in public that this man, Trump, is off his rocker.
Another friend said that Trump may be the best thing that has happened to this country. This remark was made almost at the same time that this blog contest began, “What?”, I said. “Are you joking”’ I said. “No”, he replied. He went on to explain that Trump should be the standard that brings us to a point where every person who wants to run for president should have a serious mental health examination. They should have their financial data scrutinized, including their tax returns. If they have had a bankruptcy, the records need to be public. Has this person been a good business man? Don’t take his or her words for it. Crawl up his financial bung and examine every detail. As I remember you can’t get a credit card without more careful scrutiny.
I’ll take this a step further. Lie test anyone even being considered for the presidency. It’s not funny but I’m laughing. It would seem that this country would have figured this out a long time ago but no… we have assumed that the powers that be, the people that govern us covered all this. Of course the constitution was not written when we could accurately or at least partially assess the ability of the presidential candidates. We have technology now that would help to prevent another seriously narcissistic bordering on sociopathic nut job in the Oval.
Who do I find funny? I find Bill Maher pretty funny. I find my next door neighbor, Gloria really funny. She keeps laughing when I want to cry because I looked at current events and especially when I think about the mess our country is in.
My humor has changed over the years. I remember being able to laugh at Playboy cartoons when I would sneak a peek at my uncle’s latest copy. I may not laugh as much any more there are O’Reilly and Roger Ailes. I don’t find Weinstein funny and the casting couch I don’t find funny at all. I don’t think I would look at Playboy cartoons anymore and find them funny. My outlook on being a woman has changed. No situation in which a woman or a minority or a person with a disability is the brunt of a joke is funny, especially if the joke emanates from the White House.