red rants and raves over lady gaga and the president’s fixer

Oh my, oh my. Sometimes I long for the wit and wisdom of The Red Man who, sadly, left Pretty and me three years ago this month at the ripe old age of 14. Red, our rescued Welsh terrier who became my alter ego for eight years through his blog Red’s Rants and Raves had an opinion on anything and everything.

Pick a topic – any topic. Red readily shared his thoughts without filters or fancy speech. For example, one of his favorite phrases was Sweet Lady Gaga. Paw snaps and twirls, he would add for emphasis so imagine the field day he could have had with the 2019 Academy Awards Sunday night when the real Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang their cozy, sexy rendition of “Shallow” which won the award for Best Song. Sweet Lady Gaga, indeed. Paw snaps and twirls forever.

Another frequently quoted phrase by The Red Man was shit house mouse. Yes, shit house mouse loses something when I write it, but when Red uttered those words the occasion called for desperate exhortations, even demanded them. I feel certain the seven hours of testimony by Michael Cohen for the US House Oversight Committee today would be the perfect event for a vigorous shit house mouse.

From the opening gavel, introductory remarks, closing remarks, banging of the ending gavel and all of the questions and answers in between, the nation had the opportunity to watch a spectacle of alleged criminal conspiracies reaching to the office of the president of the United States intermingled with a multitude of lesser sins committed by the flawed fixer who earned that name over a period of ten years serving as the president’s loyalist. High drama today on Capitol Hill. Shit house mouse.

Stay tuned.

The Red Man




About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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10 Responses to red rants and raves over lady gaga and the president’s fixer

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Yeah, I am thinking of getting a Westmoreland Terrier, for Herbert the new cat to play with and make friends with.
    I watched the entire cat and mouse game in the Cohen hearings today. It seems the trumpites are possibly getting the fact that they are mice, and us cats are thoroughly done with them.
    Even bombastic Donny Jr. appeared downcast.
    Cohen is obviously a habitual liar, cheater and intimidator, as the trumpite republicans kept emphasizing today.
    He was donny the pres’s personal lawyer for 10 years, his chief fixer, intimidator, and personal friend.
    The trumpite repubs don’t remember one important thing. Do you remember when our mother’s told us, “You will be judged by the company you keep?”
    Can you even imagine donny the pres, employing an ethical lawyer for ten years?
    It just never cudda, wudda, happened.

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    • Hi Cindy, thanks so much and yes, I remember my family reminding me that I would be judged by the company I kept.
      Shame on us as a country for electing a man with such poor character as our president and also electing Congressional people who seem intent on continuing
      to keep company with him.


  2. Well, you’re all keeping us well entertained over the pond! On the subject of entertainment, your package has arrived. I’m off on a journey at the weekend and look forward to having the chance to read… Thank you! xAx

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  3. Susanne says:

    I listened to the proceedings for a few minutes but had to turn away. I don’t think Cohen’s testimony will make a lick of difference, unfortunately. The flies on the decomposing corpse never give up. It tastes so good, how can it be bad?

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    • Ah, Susanne. You and Pretty who also refuses to watch any of the proceedings with me for the same reason. Maybe not a lick of difference ultimately, but I, like Chairman Cummings and other committee members, still long to speak truth to power and return to a more “normal” democracy. Sigh. Pretty just shakes her head.

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  4. Luanne says:

    We’ll all say it in Red’s memory: Shit house mouse indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wayside Artist says:

    The mice are shitting left and right and all over the house. I hope we elect someone to the Presidency who will send all the rats packing!!

    Liked by 1 person

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