Hallo Readers and Happy New Year!
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. Trump was going to hold a press conference repeating and intensifying the Big Lie, namely that he won the election although he had not, but he called it off round about the same time as more incriminating texts were released by the congressional committee investigating exactly what happened on that fateful day. Instead, Biden made the speech of his life in robust tones that seemed improbable from such a frail frame and stuck it to Trump – bigly. Without mentioning his name, he made it clear that he was a liar, a loser and that the whole story he had won was simply to cover up the fact that he did not want to be seen as a one-term President. It was good stuff – more please in this vein. Trump of course immediately responded that Biden’s presidency was based upon a stolen election. But why would we expect anything either truthful or sensible from that particular source?
The real scandal is that there was no Republican presence (other than the inestimable Liz Cheney and her dreadful old dad Dick Cheney), in Congress yesterday, including the turtle-faced excrescence that is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the invertebrate Kevin McCarthy, the GOP House Leader. McConnell and some of his associates were conveniently at a funeral in Georgia. McCarthy was probably down in Mar A Lago applying his tongue to the Presidential rectum. Both of them had originally blamed Trump for stirring up the feral inbreds with his lies and then failing to call them off for over three hours, despite pleas from lawmakers, family, friends, FOX TV hosts, staff and toadies various, while he sat enraptured in the White House dining room watching events unfold on a giant TV screen and replaying the bits he particularly enjoyed. Who knows which bits? Was it the mob erecting a gallows outside the seat of democracy and shouting “Hang Mike Pence?” Was it Officer Michael Fanone being repeatedly tasered with his own gun so that he suffered a stroke and brain damage? Perhaps at some point we will be told. But McConnell wants to be Senate Leader again and McCarthy is desperate to become House Speaker and neither will happen without the support of the malignant orange menace. And so McConnell has since stayed silent and McCarthy has now done a 360 degree U-turn and exonerated Trump altogether. These people appear to forget there is such a thing as digital recording.
Mark remarked “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” For these two, and the sorry bunch of GOP congressmen and senators, the answer is power. And so we should be afraid, very afraid, of what comes next. There are mid-term elections in November this year. They may well go the Republicans’ way. If they do not, various states now have laws to allow them to refuse to accept the results. Democracy is under threat and it appears that the Republican Party could not care less.
We start our review of the week’s sartorial silliness in LA at the première of The Tragedy of Macbeth with actor Sharon Stone wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
There are things hanging out everywhere, including things hanging out where you do not expect things to hang out. Why is her bra on show? Did she meet a real leopard on the way to the cinema which tried to mate with her? Yurgle.
Next up, we encounter fashion influencer and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo wearing a cashmere top by Naked and a skirt by BLSSD.
Da dah! Da dah! Minge Moment Alert! The top is actually a body which would have ensured full minge coverage but Olivia preferred to crop it into a sweater so that we could all worry about what we might be seeing……
Now we have former WAG Danielle Lloyd (who went out with half the Spurs team, albeit consecutively) popping down to the local garden centre wearing who can even say what?
After a while, horrible former fashion comes back round again, like a dog to its vomit, and so it is that ultra-low jeans are making a comeback with people flashing their pubic bones, and who knows what else, at unsuspecting passers by, like Britney Spears in her pomp. Who dresses in this way to go to a garden centre in the middle of winter? Who dresses in this way, period? The answer of course is Danielle, who was showing us her post-baby body and was, of course, entirely unaware that a photographer happened to be lurking behind the lavender.
To Times Square in New York, where Scottish singer K T Tunstall serenaded the crowd on New Year’s Eve.
Warm tights and bootees however seem sensible, given the temperature. As for the rest, WTF has no idea what KT is wearing. None whatsoever. Her best guess is that this is the lovechild of a glitter ball and a baby’s romper suit.
Another singer called Katy, Katy Perry, wearing Zaldy as part of her zillion dollar stint in Las Vegas.
Yes, it’s a stage costume, but it is truly horrid, and all the more so because as part of her act, she actually squirts beer from the squished cans. WTF is all for recycling but…….
Alessandra looks lovely, of course, but the same cannot said of her beau, who is wearing a pair of white prick-peepers and a chainmail top last seen on Chris Pine in Outlaw King. If Robert the Bruce went to a fancy dress party as Freddie Mercury, this is what he would look like.
And finally, the winner of the fabled WTF Christmas Turkey Poll 2021 is…..
WTF always thought that Lizzo would romp to victory and indeed she did with 23.5% of the vote, beating exhibitionist Draya Michele into second place (19.59%). A worthy winner……
This week’s It’s Got to Go comes from WTF aficionado Yvonne from Jedburgh who has taken against Blue Velvet cake on the basis that, er, it is blue. And to be fair, it does look unappetising. WTF has never eaten any such and therefore cannot vouch for the taste.
There once was time when Tottenham Hotspur were so rubbish that they looked as though they could be relegated. WTF’s Arsenal coterie fantasised about the Tottingham Relegation Party they would hold, with all the food blue and white to match the team colours and a cake with a cockerel’s head going down the pan. We could have had this one as our base. Sadly, the party was never held so this cake has no point at all. Yvonne is right, It’s Got to Go.
OK Readers, that’s your lot for this week. Send in your suggestions coming in for It’s Got To Go, not to mention your very top comments. Let us meet again next Friday. Be good x