The Chicken Has Come Home to Roost
With a Bone Spur

In my last essay, I wrote about the old adage regarding chickens coming home to roost. In that article, I mentioned that my essay was a positive attribute of that saying. It addressed an array of four seemingly unrelated items, which came together due to my interest in Soren Kierkegaard back while attending Muskingum College.

That being said, this essay addresses the more traditional view of a chicken coming home to roost…just one fat chicken. Our fake president is upset with the article in The Atlantic on September 3rd. It detailed various comments made by Trump about the American military. It started with Trump canceling his trip to visit the cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France in 2018. Trump was in France for the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Trump claimed that the bad weather and the Secret Service won’t permit his visit even through it on his itinerary.

Trump saw no reason to honor soldiers killed in WWI. Apparently, he didn’t think that honoring American soldiers who gave up their lives for America warranted his precious time. He was quoted by one of his staff as saying, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” Besides, his hair and clothing might have looked a little messed up due to the inclement weather at the cemetery. He’d rather do some presidential business like tweeting. He is known at the Tweeter in Chief.

In addition, our fake president referred to the 1,800 American Marines who died at Belleau Wood in France as “suckers.” I am not sure the logic behind that comment. Deaths will occur in all wars. Dying for one’s country doesn’t make a soldier a sucker, but it does make him a hero.

The Atlantic article proves that Donald the Dumb is extremely challenged intellectually. He didn’t know why America was involved in helping our Allies during WWI. Trump does lack even a basic knowledge of American history.

Someone needs to mention to Trump between his tweeting that had it not been for General Marquis de Lafayette and his military assistance to George Washington during the American Revolution, we might still be a colony of the British.

Trump asserts repeatedly that he is smart and really doesn’t need any help intellectually. Here is Donald the Dumb stating his brain power.

Nonetheless, there are other stupid things that our dumb president has said about America’s military. Donald the Disser of the Military doesn’t like John McCain who spent 5 ½ years in the Hanoi Hilton. This is a photo of McCain’s flight suit and parachute after he was captured in Vietnam in 2009.

'' Trump said, “He was a war hero, because he was captured.” ''

Trump dissed the Khan family. They had immigrated from Pakistan. Their son, Capt. Humayun Khan, died in combat while he was stationed in Iraq in 2004. A part of Trump’s rhetoric was that their son was an American killed while in combat, and he also was a Muslim. Donald the Dumb dissed an American Muslim who gave his life for his adopted country. What more could that son have done for America?

Iran and Russia are paying a bounty to the Taliban for targeting Americans military personnel in Afghanistan. One would think that someone in the White House would have responded but not Trump. The question is why not?

Oops, I forgot. The Commander and Chief of the US military didn’t serve in Vietnam. The question again is why not? He got a deferment due to a bone spur in one of his feet. Hmmm. I would like to know how many visits to podiatrists our great warrior king has had in the last half century. My bet would be none.

Donald you are the chicken that has come back to roost.

"The chicken came home to roost."

Don’t worry, Donald. Be brave. You’re a man’s man. When you chicken out again, remember there is always the underground bunker under the White House.

You told America that you were inspecting the bunker during the protests. Methinks that you were there quivering in place. Surely, you remember reading Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar? Do you recall this passage?

Cowards die many times before their deaths.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come