December 29, 2006

"Donald, you're fired!"

As any reader of my blog knows, I stay away from celebrity news and gossip. The coming and goings of the “beautiful” people just hold no interest for me. Normally I could care less what events they’re attending, whose clothing they’re wearing or who they’re sleeping with. I just don’t care, period.

That is, until this past week when I started watching a story unfold in the news media that really bothered me as a human being. The story began when Donald Trump took umbrage with some comments made by Rosie O’Donnell on the television show The View.

Quite frankly, my wife and I laughed quite hard at Rosie’s routine and neither of us found anything out of the ordinary in her parody of Donald Trump. I personally didn’t think she said anything about Donald that hadn’t already been said by many a male comedian including David Letterman on the Tonight show.

Now, Donald is free to feel whatever emotional reaction to Rosie’s comments he chooses to feel. As we’ve all heard a million times, “it’s a free country and nobody can tell you how to feel about anything.” My issue with the Trumpster is with his personal attacks upon Rosie’s physical features, personality and lifestyle.

When Mel Gibson denigrated the Jewish community many individuals chastised him for his anti-Semitic profanities. When Michael Richards spewed forth his racist tirade upon the black audience members of his nightclub act many Americans spoke up and denounced his bigoted attitudes.

Why is no one speaking up to Donald Trump and criticizing his verbal abuse of Rosie O’Donnell? Mel Gibson made his infamous comments during a single drunken traffic stop. Michael Richards lost his head during a single show. Donald Trump has now continued ranting for an entire week and no one is standing up to say enough is enough.

Since when did it become acceptable behavior for a man to call a woman a fat-assed-ugly loser on our television airwaves? If you missed the Anderson Cooper phone interview with The Donald last night you missed the Trumpster at his absolute worst. He called Rosie any number of denigrating names and not once did Mr. Cooper call him on it.

Why? Is it because Rosie is a lesbian? Jew bashing is wrong, black bashing is wrong, but bashing lesbians is acceptable? Or is it that Rosie is a woman? Please don’t tell me it is okay to verbally attack women in a public venue the way the Donald has abused Rosie. Are women fair game simply because being a woman makes them a secondary citizen?

The trump has offended me. I watched Anderson Cooper interview the Trump by phone and Donald attempted to justify what he was doing with this comment, “I’m not running for any public office so I don’t have to be politically correct, I can say whatever I want.” I was horrified. Is this the privilege money buys?

I will not participate in any more of Donald Trump's endeavors from this point forward in my life. I have heard him using derogatory statements involving phrases like; Fat-assed loser, ugly, who would want to kiss a face like Rosie’s and I am concerned about his attitude towards women. If he is willing to denigrate a woman in this manner in a public arena I have to wonder what he is like in private. I will not support such an arrogant bully in his money making schemes in any way at all. I am done with the Trumpster.

There is one thing I have learned about money from Donald Trump this past week. It has long been known that money can not buy happiness. Now I have learned that there is one other thing that money can not purchase and that is class. Of all the commodities Mr. Trump pours his money into, class is clearly something he’s never invested a single penny into acquiring. In my opinion he has shown himself to be a vulgar, brutish lout completely lacking in style or class. I have no interest in following his example of manliness.

Mr. Trump, as I continue to enjoy Rosie O’Donnell and The View each morning with my coffee you may rest assured that you and your drunken phony Miss America will be the furthest two things from my mind.

Trump, you’re fired!

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Blogger crabcake said...

What I wouldn't give to see somebody finally stand up to that guy. And it would be especially sweet if it were a woman who knocked him down a few pegs.

December 29, 2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger mission man said...

Only one Love will save you.

Just droppin by...

December 29, 2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Of course, the fist thing Trumpster did was go on FOXNews where he knew he'd be free to trash Rosie all he wanted. I'm a little surprised Anerson Cooper allowed to to go on on his show though.

I agree with you about being angry that nobody will ever stop him from his personal attacks. In fact they seem quite happy for him to keep them up. I guess they think it makes good TV.

Another thing that bugs me is one of the things he keeps repeating is that Rosie has "ruined" The View and that The View's rating are at "an all time low". In fact, it's the opposite. The View's ratings are the highest they've ever been.

But, we know what is really behind all of this. It's because Rosie is gay. It's open season on gays in America. Male or Female. Anyone can say anything he wants about a person and if that person is gay our media will let it go. If Rosie were straight, I don't think they'd let him do this.

December 29, 2006 3:30 PM  
Blogger Dirk_Star said...

Uh, thanks mission man. I feel all warm and fuzzy now.

December 29, 2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Trump will do or say anything if it will get him on television. If I were him, though, I'd think twice,about spewing that filth about Rosie. After all, her show is on daily, and he can only sputter and bluster when he can get someone to tape it. I think she'll have the last laugh. And, I'd like to be watching on the day she does.

December 29, 2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Trump is all about Trump. He'll do whatever it takes to be interviewed. He'll say whatever needs to be said to make the headlines. He doesn't care who he hurts or how we feel about it. He is the ultimate example of 'any publicity is good publicity'. He just wants attention. I'm with you. His 15 minutes were over long ago!

December 29, 2006 7:49 PM  
Blogger Cinderella said...

I feel exactly the way you do.

I have always liked Rosie for being who she is. I think she is generous and she has never let fame get to her head. I watch the view more now then I ever did before b/c she is on the show.

I think trump is an arrogant man. He believes money equals power. He may have a lot of money but he is by far the rudest thing walking the planet. Rosie's face may be ugly (to him) but he is ugly inside and that is by far the worst trait a person can enbody.

What has trump ever given? What has he ever contributed to the human race? All I see are casino's and hotels. Atleast Rosie gives back. She sponsors Breast Cancer research and adopts children. She has made a difference in so many lives. I say boink trump!! He sucks!!

Great post Dirk!

December 29, 2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

Meh. This crap is "news?" Why should I care and why are these people getting endless soap boxes upon which to expound these idiotic, trival "issues?"

I guess I just don't watch enough television. I miss the days of DIALING FOR DOLLARS.

(Hey - you don't suppose it was this Trump guy that ate my brother's cookies?)

December 29, 2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

No one is speaking out because Rosie is an outspoken woman, even worse a lesbian (a big no no in today's "moral Christian" society).

"Are women fair game simply because being a woman makes them a secondary citizen?"
YES! And God help you if you are an outspoken women. We still are not paid equally. We are still not treated equally. And our rights might be eroding under our feet thanks to our current president.

"I am concerned about his attitude towards women."
LMAO!!! Dirk, sweetheart, he owns the Miss USA pagent and is on his third or fourth wife. That alone speaks volumes about his attitude towards women. Frankly his behaviour does not surprise me in the least.

December 29, 2006 11:48 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I think both are wrong Donald should have taken the higher road and not responded. The truth is that she didn't just mock him she put him down and their is a huge difference. Also, who does donald Trump think he is saying he can say whatever he wants. That may be true, but a decent man would not have said such things about a lady in public. I think Rosie thinks and feels that her opinions are the only ones that are right or that matter. I also think that that this is just two people in a disagreement. I doubt that Gender is a factor. It maybe I am not ruling it out. Just when I first heard about it Gender didn't come to mind. In fact I first heard about the gender factor here.

I also don't keep up with celeb news. I used to when I was younger. Then I realized it was pointless, and a waste of brain space. I never cared it was just interesting if nothing else was on. I avoid it now.

December 30, 2006 12:08 AM  
Blogger Pepper said...


I don't know what is going on in the entertainment world because some days we have TV some days we don't.

What an arrogant, evil-minded, belligerent, idiot. Didn't his mother teach him any manners at all?

I don't know why he is so afraid of Rosie. Is he threatened by a strong woman or is he threatened by her sexuality.

All I have to say is AMEN

December 30, 2006 2:00 AM  
Blogger skeet said...

I haven't been outraged simply because I didn't know it. I will run a mile backwards to avoid this kind of celeb news.

Trump has shown himself time and again to be an arrogant ass, concerned only about makig money and shoing it off. Rosie comes across as sensitive, caring and as reasonably humble as a celebrity can be. If she's as smart as I think she is, she'll withdraw quietly and allow him to inch his finger closer to the self-destruct button.

December 30, 2006 5:46 AM  
Blogger Tanie said...

Isn't celebrity is all about that minute inch space of publicity; who cares? Great to know it's not just I..... During my recent stay in the US I saw him appear on the TV and thought to myself, 'can't trust a man with hair like that...' Now does that make me very shallow? Ah well, does the word has-been spring to mind....

December 30, 2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger russkal said...

What's that they say, any publicity, even bad publicity is good publicity?

Taking that into consideration, I think that the Trumpster is doing this for publicity. I mean, think about it. The guy is all over it! He's hungry for media exposure.

I couldn't understand why one of the most richest man in the world would want his face emblazoned in almost all the products he sell. Isn't it enough that he uses his name to brand all his properties? Does he really have to put his face on every bottle of Trump Ice water? Does he really have to divulge to everybody how much his net worth is (as seen from some episodes of The Apprentice)?

Do you really need all the media hype when you're that big? In fact, I think that the only thing bigger than Trump is...

Trump's ego.

December 30, 2006 11:38 AM  
Blogger Asara Dragoness said...

I read a blurb in Us magazine about Trump's daughter, and how she's going to be one of the advisors on the next season of the Apprentice. She's already a vice president of his company, and talks about how she has to get up at 5am every day to be in the office. This is what got me about the interview.
What would it take for him to fire you from the Trump Organization? He did tell me if I screwed up he would fire me like a dog. The validation I get from him is the increased workload he gives me.
What a father. OMG.

December 31, 2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger Tisha said...

You go! : )
Glad to hear someone stand up for his beliefs. I agree with you whole heartedly. Bad boy, trumpster...

January 03, 2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Freakazojd said...

Amen, brotha. I just saw Trump's kids (Ivanka & Donald Jr.) on an interview today and the whole thing was just one big PR sham of an interview. They kept repeating over and over how their father was the world's best friend, but if you cross him, he's your biggest enemy. Like that's supposed to speak well of him...?!? Sad thing is, some people would respect that, like it makes him honourable or something. It doesn't though, it just makes him merciless and lacking in grace and class, as you mentioned. Great post.

January 04, 2007 11:20 PM  

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