He who seeks respect must show respect.
So I have always believed.
Recent days have evidenced multiple occasions where Trump has received “no respect.” Washington State an example.
Protesters remain alive and well in Washington. In fact, they have taken over an area of Seattle. Provided Law and Order Donald to exhibit his bravado once again. Trump tweeted this is not a game, threatened to “take back” Seattle as protesters set up an autonomous zone.
First friendly confrontation between protesters and police. Then the police withdrew. First however boarding the Police Department’s East Precinct. Protesters renamed the area Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Short CHAZ.
Trump tweeted: “Domestic terrorists taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats.”
Trump further tweeted: “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
Washington governmental leaders are not quivering in fear.
Governor Inslee responded: “A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington’s business.”
Mayor Durkan: “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”
When is the last time a Governor and Mayor spoke so disparagingly in responding to a President’s comments?
Donald, it is the way of the world. You get what you give.
Which brings me to Rodney Dangerfield. A well received comedian who saw his best days professionally in the 1970s and 1980s.
Dangerfield’s famous line was “I don’t get no respect.” Followed sometimes by “It’s not easy being me.”
A bit of resemblance exists between Dangerfield and Trump. Dangerfield would have had to do 2 things to look like Trump.
Close his eyes a bit. He walked around with them intentionally opened wide.
The other is hair. Dangerfield had receding temples. He would first have had to color his hair yellow, blow dry after washing, then comb it as Donald does, and then spray the hell out of it.
They could have been brothers.
Trump says he never drank nor did drugs. I believe him. He did have sex however. Common knowledge.
Dangerfield wrote his autobiography in 2004″ It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex And Drugs.” Delete the last 2 words of the title so it reads: “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex.”
I knew Dangerfield briefly.
Back in the ’70s and ’80s I used to go to La Costa to lose weight. A “fat farm” outside San Diego. That is where I became friendly with William Holden.
Dangerfield spent a week while Holden and I were there. The three of us bonded. We spent our evenings sitting in La Costa’s dim and empty bar smoking cigars and drinking Perrier.
Both men gentlemen. Respectful. Persons of character.
Another person who gives as good as she gets, if not better, is Washington D.C.’s Mayor Bowser.
Her having 2 blocks in front of the White House painted in 50 foot yellow letters BLACK LIVES MATTER was an up yours move. Disrespect at its zenith.
What you give is what you get!
Enjoy your day!