Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday

Yesterday, June 14 was Donald Trump's birthday. Donald Trump tweeted this:
I didn't realize the Army has a birthday, but now I suppose it does. It's the only mention of birthday in Trump's Twitter feed.

I recall a news item that spread across the political sites that I read about Obama instructing his supporters not to send him birthday cards or well wishes, rather, send cash donations to DNC. 

But looking through search results comes up empty. I'm phrasing the inquiries incorrectly.

It turns out the occasion was Michelle Obama's birthday, not Barack Obama's birthday, where political operatives made that request. 

And thinking back now, there was a request made to Obama supporters by Obama, or put another way, there was directive from on high, to send cash to DNC instead of spending money to celebrate their own birthdays. 

How selfish to celebrate one's own birthday when Party is everything.

And how appalled we all were that even birthdays had been politicized. A new low from our point of view.  While certain a few supporters followed this instruction. 

Compare and contrast. American media certainly won't. 


edutcher said...

Flag Day is also Army Day.

The Army doesn't make the big deal about their birthday the way the Marines do.

Chip Ahoy said...

I'm totally bummed that I missed the chance to fly my flappy flag yesterday. The date is even marked on Apple calendar too but it was 10:00 pm when I noticed it.

That's good to know. Flag day = Army birthday.

ricpic said...

Frankly, I try not to think about my birthday. That said, could there be anything lower than turning ones birthday into a fundraising opportunity for The Party? Really, there's something unwholesome about political beings. No, that's not quite accurate. It's a sickness, being a political creature. And isn't it incredible that we are ruled by the ill? And always have been. Everywhere. Humanity is under the sway of its sickest cohort. No wonder people can't stand much exposure to reality.

ndspinelli said...

ric, Nothing lower, or narcissistic.