"What a wonder life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." Colette

Jan 10, 2016

Trumped-Up Charges

The first time I heard of Donald Trump was in Manhattan in the late 80’s, when he was dumping his first wife, Ivana, for Marla Maples.  Remember?  Newspapers detailed The Donald’s sleazy treatment of his spouse while splashing,

“Best Sex I Ever Had”

across the front page.  I always doubted Marla's claim without some sort of explanation.  What…he showered her with diamonds while he came in her mouth?

I don’t believe I wrote that.

The thing that disgusted many of us at the time was that truly significant news was relegated to the cheap seats, most memorable (in my mind),

found on the bottom right hand corner of the page.  I'duv sworn it was the same day as "Best Sex" but I can't find proof.

CONTINUE:  Maybe the front page wasn’t his fault (click here to read what Marla said later on), but I think what’s telling is how much Trump enjoyed notoriety over decorum more than 30 years ago.  Lion cubs grow up.

During the time I lived on Ruff Life in La Parguera ('97-'09), Trump took his Miss Universe pageant to San Juan and wowee!  Miss Puerto Rico won three years straight, or so I told a friend the other day.  Well, I double-checked my facts yesterday and I’m wrong.  It happens.

It wasn’t 3 years straight, but I recall thinking at the time how shady it all seemed, because what Trump seemed to want more than ogling gorgeous women was to build a golf resort on the north shore (which filed for bankruptcy last year).

From Wikipedia:   “Since its founding by Pacific Mills, the (Miss Universe) pageant has been organized and conducted by the Miss Universe Organization. Donald Trump acquired the pageant in 1996.

"From 2003 to 2014, the pageant was broadcast in the US on NBC. NBC and (Spanish language station) Univision dropped the pageant in 2015 due to comments made by presidential candidate Trump about undocumented immigrants from Mexico. 

"In 2015, after Donald Trump made (aforementioned) statements in his presidential campaign kickoff speech, NBC decided to end their business relationship and stated that they will no longer air the pageant, or the Miss USA pageant, on their networks. In September 2015, Trump bought the entire stock of the Miss Universe Organization from NBC, becoming its sole owner for three days until selling the entire stock to WME/IMG."


“Trump won’t get elected,” I assure Oregonian friends, speaking as if I’ve a cosmic convergence ‘cause I’m originally from Queens.  Trump’s the current Court Jester of the World Stage; everyone knows it; and once he’s had his fun he’ll go back to screwing blondes younger than his children.

I don't believe I wrote that, either.

I sure as hell can’t live in a glass house, but I’m not running for the highest office in the land.  I won’t vote again until they change the electoral system so I have no right to cast stones, but seriously?  This is who people MIGHT elect? 

If Trump manages to capture the Republican nomination (shocking myself for yet a 3rd time) I predict the Powers-that-Be will pull together a Biden-Clinton ticket with a truly bizarre mixed Cabinet-bag.  I don’t care what (Biden) says...he'd be the only one left unscathed.   It wouldn't be the first time improbable allies joined forces to fight the greater Evil.  I’ve seen Game of Thrones.

In conclusion, if Trump can throw around unsubstantiated claims as if they were Gospel, why can't I?  At least I admit when I'm wrong.
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