“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk on orange goo.”
Or something. Hey, I’m not Bernie Taupin. Or Hal David. Or even Weird Al, for that matter.
Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of show business legend Frank Sinatra and an accomplished artist in her own right, has noticed the cosmic orange skid mark currently soiling the fabric of space-time and she’s far from over it.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Sinatra was forceful in her criticism of the horde of derpity-derps who made a passably sentient kumquat leader of the free world.
And she can’t forgive them. Like, ever.
Forever is a long time, Ms. Sinatra — but yeah, I grok ya, sister.
It’s a couple of weeks away from the inauguration of Joe Biden, and the singer and film star is recalling Donald Trump’s preparations for his own inauguration in 2017: his first dance with his wife Melania would be to her father’s signature hit, My Way.
Sinatra was disgusted. Her father was no fan of Trump: according to Frank’s former manager, he told Trump to “go fuck himself” after the billionaire refused to meet Frank’s fee for a 1990 performance at an Atlantic City casino. Nancy, in a since deleted tweet to Trump, wrote: “Just remember the first line of the song.” My Way begins: “And now the end is near.”
If you want to feel old, I’m here to tell you that Nancy Sinatra is now 80 years old. But she appears to have the same fight and moxie she had when she recorded this:
And if you think Trump is full of piss and vinegar (in Trump’s case it’s probably just vinegary piss), you should hear what Sinatra has to say.
“Yeah, I was probably too outspoken for my own good,” she told The Guardian. “But my passion was running so high. … I’ve always tried desperately never to mention [Trump’s name], and if I did it would have been with a lowercase ‘t’.”
And while Sinatra has long been show business royalty and a star, in some (very important) ways she’s just like the rest of us.
Throughout [Trump’s] presidential term, Sinatra has advocated for progress on climate change, women’s rights and healthcare, and believes that Biden will change the US for the better. “We squeaked by [in the election]. I don’t know what I would have done if Biden had lost. It crossed my mind to move to another country.” The last four years, though, have taken a toll on her mental health. “I couldn’t believe that this great nation had sunk so low,” she says. “I’ll never forgive the people that voted for him, ever. I have an angry place inside of me now. I hope it doesn’t kill me.”
You and me both, Nancy.
Thanks for being a patriot. Hope you live a long, Trump-free life from here on out.
”This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on author Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. Trump is gone, but the righteous mocking goes on forever. Thanks to Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump, Dear Prsident A**clown and Dear F*cking Moron, you can purge the Trump years from your soul sans the existential dread. Only laughs from here on out.