“I don’t want to die,” Prince proclaimed in 1999, “I’d rather dance my life away.”
It will take time to determine the cause of superstar Prince’s untimely death. But there is no doubt that Prince gave his all to his music and his fans. Sadly, new reported speculation points to the possible role in his death of powerful pain medications the dynamic 57 year old performer allegedly may have used to keep ‘dancing like it’s 1999.’
Famously, the Prince of Pop resisted the siren lure of recreational drugs. Drinking and ‘swearing’ were forbidden at the ‘Paisley Park After Dark’ parties in his mansion/recording studio compound. As performer and producer, Prince controlled every aspect of his music.
Even a seemingly ageless Prince, however, can’t completely control time, as darkness eventually dims the brightest stages and most brilliant stars.
Prince was always on the move. His body was found in a Paisley Park elevator. Whatever the causes, his wild ride of a life stopped much too soon. But here on earth, in his forever catchy, sexy and passionate music, Prince dances on. RIP– and in DMSR.
Prince PS: Longtime blog wise man Litotes has this to add:
I vaguely remember ‘way back when’ Prince changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, someone asked him what were his plans. He looked heavenwards and said “The Stairway”. So maybe he saw something in the future.
While unsuccessfully trying to verify the above story, I came across this Prince quote, which instantly became my favorite:
“When I found out that there was eight Presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.”
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UGLY TRUMP: Women Hear What You Are Saying
“Women hear what Donald Trump is saying.” This was candidate Carly Fiorina’s simple dignified debate response to Donald Trump’s ugly mocking of her face. The GOP debate crowd roared with cheers. It was Fiorina’s best campaign moment. And it made Fiorina perhaps the only political player this season to land a punch on The Donald. Until Heidi Cruz.
I’m no fan of Ted Cruz– but as a middle-aged woman, I am repelled by Trump’s ugly unwarranted attack on Heidi Cruz and her appearance. However offended Trump was by the snide super-PAC ad on his super-model wife, he had no right to mock Heidi Cruz for not looking like a model herself.
The smart attractive Ms. Cruz responded with grace and restraint in the eye of the Twitter tornado. Up to 75% of US women already have an unfavorable impression of Trump. Let’s see how high that number climbs post-Heidi. There’s only one ugly person in this picture and that’s The Donald.
Regarding his repulsive words and actions, to paraphrase Fiorina: women hear exactly what Trump is saying. And female voters in November from both parties will likely be voting for Hillary, maybe thanks in part to Heidi. For once, I agree with Ted Cruz. “Leave Heidi the Hell alone.”
UPDATE: after what HuffPost aptly called ‘a particularly ignoble week’ in the GOP race, Ted Cruz and Trump seem locked in a race to the bottom: who can limbo lowest?
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Luis M. Luque is still struggling to finish his first novel. He served as a U.S. Navy mass communications specialist for 20 years and now works as a writer-editor. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program. He and his wife, Vera, live in Newnan, Georgia.
He talks of polls, and building walls
He’s got a vicious stare…
He insults everyone on earth
But wears his suits with flair
He sports an orange spray tan
And carefully combs his hair
I’ve even heard him insult ol’ Mitt Romney
He’s always great with comebacks
And his penitence is fake
He fights with nearly everyone
E’en popes his anger take
I hate to have to say it,
But it’s true for Reagan’s sake
The Donald will soon destroy the party
I’d like to say a word on his behalf
The Donald makes me … laugh
Many a thing you know you’d like to tell him
Many a thing he ought to understand
But how does he make them pay
A tribute to the KKK?
How does he make them raise up all
When I listen I’m confused
Out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather
He’s as flighty as a feather
He’s a darling! He’s a demon!
A con man!
How do you solve a problem like The Donald?
How do you catch the crowd and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means The Donald?
A yuuuge narcissist! A vile racist! A clown!
Oh, how do you solve a problem like The Donald?
How do you make the voters understand?
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Each new charge is an Attack Ad in itself, which Rubio with his newfound money will be releasing as we speak– love it that Trump is being SUED FOR FRAUD this summer over the ludicrous Trump University.
That is a great ‘counter’ to any trumped-up ‘Scandal’ they might throw at the Democratic nominee, whoever he/SHE may be.
Love the illegal worker questions, the Trump jobs overseas and the unreleased Tax Returns (GO, MITT!) (Hillary Clinton, BTW, has released ALL her tax returns ever filed…)
The Donald can dish it out but he sure can’t take it. His loony-tunes 30% will stick with him but the saner 70% of the GOP voters will continue to divide and conquer their own party.
These candidates are doing the Democrat’s job for us.
And Rubio, the most plausible of the bunch, is going to have his own Scandals served up to him by Trump (the credit card issues; the house sold to the lobbyist; the Republican money going to Rubio’s home repairs…) Ted Cruz has a much more serious Goldman Sachs issue than giving a speech. NONE of these clowns can play the Scandal Card without having it boomerang.
Plus dear Dr. Carson– “the FRUIT SALAD of their lives”– who could make this stuff up? Go, GOP!
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