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Yeah, That Whole “Don’t Allow Trump And His Administration To Be Normalized” Thing Lasted For Like A Month

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Remember way back when in January? And December? And November? When we were all like “Yo…we need to protest and resist Donald Trump at all costs!” and that key term “normalized” — i.e. “don’t allow for Trump to be normalized” — became our new favorite word? I’ve had some health issues recently, so it’s possible that perhaps none of this tough talk actually happened and it all just came to me in a fever dream.

Dammit! It did actually happen! A quick google of “Trump normalized” gives over 500,000 results; and the first page of said results shows pieces from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. No alternative facts there. So this was actually something people talked about and wanted not to happen and demanded wouldn’t happen and not just something that came to me in a Theraflu-influenced deep sleep. Drats!

But yeah, all it took was a month — a fucking month! — for rancid bucket of syphilitic diarrhea with sentience Donald Trump to change his tie, see a tailor, read from a teleprompter, and have supposedly “progressive” motherfuckers call his bitch ass “presidential.” And this came on the same week a couple dozen of your HBCU-administrating aunts, uncles, and cousins thought it wise to meet and pose for a picture with Darth Strigoi. Which came weeks after each one of his cabinet picks have been confirmed, with little to no resistance.

I wish any of this was, at least, surprising. But whatever.

Damon Young

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  • FarbissinaPunim

    While I understand people are tired and weary, my kids’ school was on lockdown on Monday due to a bomb threat. I was lucky in that I arrived as the threat happened so I was sheltered in place with them. I will never normalize this fool. He has emboldened racists and anti-Semites and I will continue to do my daily actions against his admin. Screw faux liberals who are now giving him a chance when those petty Republicans never did that for President Obama.

    • Are you here in Indy? The JCC just had a bomb threat this week.

      • FarbissinaPunim

        No, in Arizona. Unfortunately JCCs all over the country are being targeted. It’s so screwed up.

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          Peace be upon you.

          • FarbissinaPunim

            Lol. I ended up here for grad school. Now that that’s done, I’m moving on to greener pastures.

            • stmije

              Haha, literally? I used to live in Arizona and everywhere looks green now as a result. I miss sometimes, believe it or not.

    • Rewind4ThatBehind

      So sorry about that.

      The ridiculous amount of fear this era is pumping’s disgusting.



  • Hiding My ?hide yours 2

    And we got folks on here coming at us talking about blanket statements. So done. Cry whine, collect buckets of white tears. Make it rain. I blame them. For once be accountable

    • HouseOfBonnets

      You know they avoid that word like the plague.

      • Hiding My ?hide yours 2

        Which word? Accountability?

        • HouseOfBonnets

          You know it.

  • Kam

    Thank you Damon! These were my thoughts as I watched last night and knew that folks were going to applaud him for being “presidential” during his speech. America is so fickle. I’m over the Democratic Party and their lack of direction in regards to dealing with this troll. We need a real movement and not just a moment.

  • HouseOfBonnets
  • HouseOfBonnets

    I’m also not surprised, America proves yet again that in a weird way Cantaloupe caillou is the leader they deserve.

    So I guess I’ll see y’all at the hunger games. I’ll be representing district 11 (pretty sure they’ll have fried chicken and soul food)

    • FarbissinaPunim

      I’m not really here for fried chicken, but I’ll be wherever the meats are seasoned adequately.

      • HouseOfBonnets

        I mean tasty posted a video with properly seasoned fried chicken so right now the impossible is possible lol

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          A gif recipe channel called Seasoning would go viral. It should start with white hands and then get violently pushed off screen for black ones. Maybe even a font change

    • No Google

      Save me a seat.

  • This is really just the prequel to Pootie Tang. A mighty man with a belt will come and save the tippy ties anyway. Right?

    • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

      I have been growing my hair long in case I am needed.

      • Jennifer

        America thanks you.

    • Dopamine

      Sa da tay good brotha

  • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

    More succinctly, Democrats/Liberals are bitchass motherfuckers.

    • Val

      Oh my, such language. But I agree.

      • LiveFromThe215

        Speaking as a liberal leaner, such language is pretty damn accurate. :

        • Robert Kelly

          Well the term motherf**ker is always accurate, I mean how else do you have a 2nd (or more) child?

          • Calvin

            Test tubes, petri dishes, turkey basters…


        The 2016 election proved once again that compromise to the status quo doesn’t work. I will never give Trump a chance.

        • Val

          Me either, Truth.


            Right on Sister.

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    • Phil GoBeGreat

      **Petty** how come when I curse it wont let me post. Do you have special cursing privileges? The F&*# is up?

      • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

        Disqus allows fuck. Disqus bitchass also can’t spell so if you combine a profanity with another word it can’t figure it out. For instance dumbshit or shitfaced.

        • Phil GoBeGreat

          Bows the fuck down to your hacking of the matrix. All this bitchass time I have been censoring myself because I HATE typing a fuck ing comment and it not fuck ing posting.
          oh shitman… its on now.

          • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

            But any variation of fuck is acceptable.

          • Wizznilliam

            Man… You have no idea how many times I just rage quit trying to post a comment after typing a longass statement and then can’t find what in thehell disqus is blocking..

          • Well fuck.. That’s awesome!

        • I_AmU

          I’m cackling!!! A filter that can’t read.

        • Wyldeflower

          taking notes – this convo more interesting than the asshat’s address that I did not watch last night

        • You’re the real MVP.

        • Wizznilliam

          Mind fully blown… Why thehell couldn’t I figure this out?

        • Fuckshit is my favorite go-to combo curse word that befuddles Disqus.

          • Mary Burrell

            Congratulations on your new home

        • L8Comer

          Using your powers for good I see :)

        • Hilary B.

          The greatest response possibly ever!

      • Beauty In Truth

        Every website has its own parameters of acceptable language, including any objections to disambiguations of cuss you out words. Fk Fuhk Hl Ho have been flagged on some websites I’ve visited.

    • Diego Duarte

      This is why communism will triumph my comrades. Our time has come. Roll out the guillotines! It’s time for a new party of the people.

    • Wizznilliam

      How come none of MY favorite curse words ever work on VSB?? I’m jealous. I agree 1000% though.

      • Wizznilliam

        Nevermind… I see your explanation below.. Goodshit!!

    • KNeale

      Funny enough that about a year and half ago people were confident the Republican party was “imploding” and low and behold the Democratic party is in shambles right now as the conservatives are getting everything they want. A good lesson in not being over confident. And now they are running around like chicken with they heads cutoff. Or more so like cowards who lost their power.

      • RagesAgainstMachines

        This!!! They were gaining momentum.

      • Glo

        Yeah, remember when we were all pretty sure that the Republican party was dying out?

        Good times.

      • NM2000

        Well, they were kind of imploding, but they put party over country and the non-tea party half agreed to swallow their pride, shed any pretense of morality, and exploit the anger of the other half to get what they wanted while they can. Make no mistake one half of the current GOP does truly loathe the other half (and vice versa), but they’re working together because one only gets what it wants with the support of the other. Most of them HATE the bedfellows they’ve been forced to get in bed with.

    • RagesAgainstMachines

      A VERY smart woman said on a Facebook Live last night that we are watching the downfall of an empire. What you said is exactly why it can’t be saved lol.

      • John Q. Whiteman

        The U.S.A. is so large, powerful and diverse that it is a de facto empire, and all empires eventually break down into their constituent parts. I fear, however, that I may not live long enough to see the establishment of a formal Caucasiastan.

    • Furious Styles

      They stay bringing a rubber chicken to a gunfight.

    • nillalatte

      I’m tracking the Working Families Party. 2018 is going to be even more interesting than what we’ve already witnessed- provided we survive 2017. :|

    • J Bernard Jones

      “More succinctly, Democrats/Liberals are bitchass motherfuckers.” <— This is just stupid. Damon is talking about Republican/conservative Trump and the conservatives in general, and some of you people are still masturbating with your hate lube over the "Democrats/Liberals." Meanwhile, the Republic continues to be used as kindling….

      • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

        Fuck you very much as well

      • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

        You don’t know me, so how about you take it down a couple of notches.

    • Hammster

      Looks like I’ve been gone too long. I didn’t know we could cuss on here and our comments not be held in forever land, never to actually be posted. Good to know.

    • J_JamesM

      I take exception to that. Blame the media, they own this nonsense.

  • Shott3r

    None of the political class (which includes the media) was mad at the Cheeto’s actual transgressions or his agenda. They were only mad he wasn’t playing the game.

  • Hugh Akston

    That’s not surprising at all

    Most white Americans voted for trumpf take the African American community and minorities out of the conversation then it’s not hard to see that’s what this country wanted

    All (if not the majority) the politicians political analysts on the left will fall in line…he’s their buddies even…some repubs on the right that were making noise of how much they distrusted him still voted overwhelmingly (90% and above) for all his cabinet picks and support his agenda despite

    they were waiting to get behind him to say “see he’s not that bad” but alas that’s the American legacy..a country that enacted slavery Jim Crow through its government so why should an openly racist bigoted myopic moron president of the us be an anomaly? Nah O was an anamoly but trumpf…well…he’s just yt people normal

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      Reverting back to the mean. Pun intended

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