Treason

July 17th, 2018 → 5:44 am

“Whilst bloody treason flourished over us.” – Julius Caesar

I am still in shock from yesterday’s summit in Helsinki.  This is actually treason, and not just by the U.S. President, but also from the so-far muted response of Congressional Republicans.  When will we rid ourselves of this malevolent cancer?????

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Trump’s Trade War

June 3rd, 2018 → 5:46 am

    “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
    That it do singe yourself.” – Henry VIII

Europe (and Canada and Mexico and all our allies) must be asking themselves right now, with friends like the U.S., who needs enemies?  Trump is so wrong on so many things it makes my soul cry.  And I’m afraid the worst burn to the U.S. is yet to come.

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Utter Depravity

March 27th, 2018 → 6:43 am

“Murder most foul.” – Hamlet

I don’t know why, but I was shocked to read about the murder of an 85 year old Holocaust survivor in France yesterday.  To have survived the Holocaust, and all its barbarity, to then be stabbed 11 times and lit on fire in your old age?  Wow.  And some say anti-Semitism isn’t a concern.  Just, wow.

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Cleopatra

December 4th, 2017 → 6:24 am

“Triple-turned whore!” – Antony and Cleopatra

Why is it that when men are mad at women, they call them whores?  Antony is supposed to be in love with Cleopatra, and yet still, in a fit of rage, he calls her a whore.  Find a better insult already.  Get more creative.  It’s so dull and exhausting, men always reverting to sex as their go-to form of female disparagement.  Can they not think of anything else?

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Guest Post – ShakespeareToo

November 28th, 2017 → 5:55 am

Isabella:  “Or with an outstretch’d throat I’ll tell the world aloud what man thou art.”

Angelo:  “Who will believe thee, Isabel?  My unsoil’d name, the austereness of my life, my vouch against you, and my place i’ the state, will so your accusation overweigh, that you shall stifle in your own report and smell of calumny.”

– Measure for Measure

An opinion piece in The New York Times today documents this description of sexual harassment in the play Measure for Measure.  Angelo’s little speech ends with, “Say what you can, my false o’erweighs your true.”  Ugh.  Ick.  Blech.  Gag.  Women have been dealing with this crap for forever.  It is truly exhausting.

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Lecherous Men

October 10th, 2017 → 6:39 am

    “Th’ adulterous [Antony], most large
    In his abominations.” – Antony and Cleopatra

I put Antony in brackets above, only because it can be interchanged with all manner of famous men’s names.  Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Silvio Berlusconi, Tim Murphy, Dennis Hastert…   this is getting too depressing to continue…

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Congressional Republicans

September 26th, 2017 → 5:26 am

    “This common body,
    Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream,
    Goes to and back, lackeying the varying tide
    To rot itself with motion.” – Antony and Cleopatra

Some vocab translation:  “vagabond flag” means a drifting iris,  and “lackeying” means to follow in a servile fashion, like a lackey.

My only disagreement with this quote as applied to current Congressional Republicans, is that they aren’t rotting themselves with this back and forth on health care, they were already rotten to begin with.

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Corrupt Trump

August 5th, 2017 → 6:32 am

    “But this top-proud fellow,
    Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
    From sincere motions, by intelligence
    And proofs as clear as founts in July, when
    We see each grain of gravel, I do know
    To be corrupt and treasonous.”
    – Henry VIII

As clear as spring-water in July (before the recent defenestration of the EPA), corruption runs rampant through the Trump family and their cabal of crazies.

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Remorseless Trump

August 1st, 2017 → 5:20 am

    “Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins
    Remorse from power.” – Julius Caesar

Remorse, intellect, empathy, patience.  Remove all the basic traits of adulthood, and you’ll get a pathetic abuse of power, as we’ve seen.  Sad!

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Enemy Trump

July 28th, 2017 → 6:10 am

    “I say again there is no English soul
    More stronger to direct you than yourself;
    If with the sap of reason you would quench,
    Or but allay the fire of passion.” – Henry VIII

He is his own worst enemy.

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