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While thousands of people continue to die in the U.S., the Toddler-In-Chief has been a busy boy on Twitter, attacking football teams for considering name changes due to racist connotations, and unbelievably insinuating that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace perpetrated a hoax after a “car pull” that bore a remarkable resemblance to a noose was found hanging in his team’s Talladega SuperSpeedway garage last month.

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While there’s still a mystery regarding who hung it, the FBI concluded that it’s been there last fall, and it wasn’t a hate message directed at Mr. Wallace. No where in their report did they accuse him or anyone else of a hoax. However, Trump, never one to let an opportunity go by to send a dog whistle to those supporters who are racist, had to send this out.

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And here’s Bubba’s classy reply who he addressed To the next generation and little ones who follow my footsteps.

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Randy Rainbow Song Parody …. “🤣 ‘Poor DEPLORABLE Troll’ 🤣 …. “!!

I knew as soon as I heard Randy Rainbow had a new video, Dr. Rex would feature it on her blog. You guys HAVE to visit her blog and check out “Poor Deplorable Troll.” It’s brilliant!

It Is What It Is

~~July 6, 2020~~

POOR DEPLORABLE TROLL

Randy is the man!! There’s nothing like waking up to this video after this gawd-awful July 4th weekend!!

Randy keeps me sane because humor is the best medicine.

This ‘dumfuckery’ of a p[residency deserves this and so much more!!

RANDY, RANDY, RANDY!!

Thanks so very much!!

HortyRex©

Randy Rainbow Serenades ‘Poor Deplorable Troll’ Donald Trump in Bubbly ‘Little Mermaid’ Parody

Political parodist Randy Rainbow heads under the sea to channel The Little Mermaid‘s Ursula the sea witch in his latest musical “interview” with Donald Trump.

“Your campaign kick-off rally in Oklahoma was a bomb,” Rainbow begins. “Miss Coronavirus is living her life thanks to your gross negligence. Your treasonous love affair with Putin was exposed once again.

And your make-up looks like sh*t.

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.towleroad.com/2020/07/randy-rainbow-poor-deplorable-troll/

Americans are the poor unfortunate souls. Trump is just…

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R.I.P. Nick Cordero ~ September 17, 1978 – July 5, 2020

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Nick Cordero, the Tony Award nominated actor, singer, and dancer, passed away Sunday after a three month battle with COVID-19. Nick was 41-years-old and had no underlying illnesses that would normally have made him at risk for the more severe effects of the virus. Yet, after a long horrific ordeal, he’s dead. I’ve been following his wife’s updates on Instagram since he got sick, and I was really hoping for a miracle. I’m too upset to go into this more right now, but below you’ll find a link to Playbill’s obituary as well as some memorable performances.

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https://www.playbill.com/article/nick-cordero-passes-away-at-age-41

 

 

 

 

 

Ink & Sigil (Ink & Sigil #1), by Kevin Hearne ~ 4.0 Stars

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Thanks to NetGalley and Del Rey for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: August 25th, 2020

336 Pages

Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns to the world of his Iron Druid Chronicles in a spin-off series about an eccentric master of rare magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland.

Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails—and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae.

But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. As his personal life crumbles around him, he devotes his life to his work, all the while trying to crack the secret of his curse.

But when his latest apprentice, Geordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Geordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective—while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death always seems to follow Al. Investigating his apprentice’s death will take him through Scotland’s magical underworld, and he’ll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he’s to survive.

I was a little disappointed with Scourged, the last book of the Iron Druid series, however, it was one of my favorites in the genre of urban fantasy, so when I heard that Hearne was returning to that world, I was quite excited.

First, it was refreshing having the main character older and not in his prime, although Al certainly doesn’t let age slow him down. He’s a great character who’s easy to like which I did immediately. The dialogue and story are full of Hearne’s trademark humor which helps move things along. The one issue I had was I found the villain to be rather ho-hum, but the other characters are engaging and I loved their interactions with Al. Hearne does a wonderful job building upon the mythology he created in his previous series, and this new magic that’s introduced is quite intriguing.

Overall, I quite enjoyed Ink & Sigil and I’m looking forward to seeing where this spin-off series goes. Do be warned that Hearne uses authentic Scottish dialect unsparingly, but there’s a helpful guide at the beginning. I unhesitatingly recommend this to fans of urban fantasy and mythology who like colorful characters, rich world building, and plenty of humor.

 

Family Fridays #15

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A Happy Friday to all my fellow bloggers! I hope you’re all safe and well. Here’s how things are in hot and steamy Alabama. As of yesterday, July 2nd, there were 39,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 961 deaths. Since last week that’s 6,397 more people who have tested positive and tragically 65 more souls have lost their lives.

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The Alabama Department of Health has this new map displayed on their website which shows how each county is doing. As you can see except for a few exceptions, cases are sharply rising across the state. Even more frightening, Alabama has 9 cities that are on the top 50 list of places that are hotspots or in danger of becoming one. My own city is now on that list and I’m trying not to panic. Up until now, while our area has seen increasing cases, it’s been slow and there’s only been 4 deaths. Seeing us on a national list is like a bucket of ice water in the face. Things not helping: people still wearing masks sporadically, and Alabama college students throwing “COVID-19 Parties” to see who can get infected. Yep. You read that right. Parties are being held in Tuscaloosa where people buy tickets. The first person to be confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus wins the money from the ticket sales. Not to sound harsh, but the phrase “too stupid to live,” springs to mind. The Governor is extending our “Safer at Home” guidelines, but she’s not issuing any more restrictions. She’s also not mandating masks, although a couple of harder hit cities like Mobile and Birmingham are. Beyond that, there’s not much to say. I made it to the doctors and got the prescriptions I needed, and now my husband and I are going back to strictly self-isolating.

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Okay. Mental shake.

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For this week’s positivity I’m sharing this video of Jimmy Fallon, the cast of Hamilton, and the Roots singing one of my favorite songs from the musical, Helpless. Even if you’re not a Hamilton fan (I can’t even imagine!) I think this will make you smile.

Let me know how you’re doing in the comments!

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