Ivanka Trump started it the other day with her catchphrase that placed Judge Roy Moore in a “special place in Hell.”
There’s a lot of anger in our world today. And thanks to Ivanka, pundits, Op Ed’ers, reporters, political contributors … just about anybody and everybody writing/talking about politics in the USA has applied Ivanka’s message about Hell to everyone they want to insult, denigrate or disparage.
Like Ivanka, I have my own list of folks who I think have earned a place in that special residence.
I can hear you now … “Oh, Please Richard … please show us your “short list.”
#1 … The “Christian Soldiers” who fight assiduously to have “Creationism” taught in public schools … as scientific fact.
#2 … That one smartass in the movie theater who sits behind me, thinks he’s a cinema critic, and insists on a running commentary … stage-whispered for the benefit of all.
#3 … The “science nerd” who made it impossible to remove the following “stickers”: the UPC code, the “Made in China,” the small price tag that comes apart in 4-6 smaller pieces. And if you can remove them, the glue residue is there forever.
#4 … The four or five guys who kicked my ass all over the parking lot of Murray’s Mau Mau Lounge in Miami (1963). Angry and hateful!
#5 … Dickheads who take a cell phone call just as they get to the head of the “whatever-window-in-the-whichever-line” I’ve been standing in for the past 30 minutes.
#6 … Anyone over 18 who still wears a baseball cap backwards. BTW, it’s a scientific fact that they lose at least 30 IQ points for doing that!
#7 … The person who initiated the procedure of keeping my food under a “heat lamp” and then telling me it’s still fresh … when what he was really doing is refusing to hire more wait staff.
#8 … Anyone who doesn’t appreciate all 31 one of the movies starring Elvis.
#9 … Anyone who sees value in the “collected works” of Gwyneth Paltrow … especially her cook books.
And … now for the drum roll, please:
#10 … Anyone who thinks the “Me Too” movement is a fad rather than the harbinger of lasting socio-cultural change.
Yes … Hell’s getting Moore and Moore crowded. Who’s on your list?
Just sayin’ …