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Little Donnie Jr. speaks at this summer's Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images

How Low Can They Go? Ask This Cockroach

Abby Zimet

Sinking to "a new low of abysmal you didn't know existed" because he and his family are walking pieces of trash and no amount of money or power can change that, cretinous, classless, soulless, shitty excuse for a human being Donald Trump Jr., whose father caused the avoidable deaths of perhaps 500,000 innocents and who boosted his own "Great White Hunter" cred with guided hunts of at-risk big game funded by money stolen from charities, marked Alec Baldwin's awful accidental shooting of cinematographer, mother and wife Halyna Hutchins by rushing to hawk t-shirts reading, "Guns Don't Kill People, Alec Baldwin Kills People." What to say. Ever since last week's news that Baldwin had unintentionally killed Hutchins with a prop gun that turned out to be loaded on the set of his movie "Rust," wingnuts long incensed by a guy who mocked Trump on TV and spoke out against the NRA and gun freaks leapt to take ghoulish revenge, ignoring the grim fact that Hutchins was just one high-profile case among scores of people each year killed and wounded in little-noted accidental shootings. According to a new affadavit, Baldwin - who crew members said had been careful to ensure child actors weren't on set when guns were - was rehearsing a “cross draw” with a gun he'd been assured was "cold," ie unloaded; blame for the fatal error increasingly points to assistant director Dave Halls, who was fired from his last movie for lax safety protocols around guns. After Hutchins' death, Baldwin expressed "shock and sadness" as did his wife, because apparently neither of them are psychopaths.

Then there was sick Donnie Jr. - "trying to get Daddy to love me since 1997" - whose relentlessly abrasive, repugnant presence on social media seems aimed at proving, notes one fan, "Every time you think the Trumps can't get any lower, they bring out the shovels and keep digging." His Instagram - Pronouns: "Your Hero" - is now plastered with noxious Baldwin memes - "Let's all watch Alec Baldwin blame the gun," "When an anti-gun nut kills more people with a gun that your extensive firearm collection" - and, because it's always time to make a buck, an ad for his new "Alec Baldwin Kills People" t-shirt, just $27.99. It joins masterpieces like "My God, My Family, My Guns & My Freedom," "Do Not Comply," "Everyone Has A Crazy Aunt Nancy," and "Make Sex and Gender the Same Again." When outrage about the Baldwin shirt started up - "This is the definition of a POS" and many other references to human excrement - Jr. sneered, "Screw all the sanctimony" and, as to Baldwin, "Fuck him!" Monday night, he was still shrieking online about Iran - "America need (sic) leadership not wokeness" - and still an asshole. But we dunno: Is there any reason to give more oxygen to these twisted monsters? Maybe just to take heed: A major American political party is now so morally bankrupt, so deeply depraved, he and his grotesque father - apple/tree - represent their best and their brightest. Maya Angelou: "When people show you who they are" - in this case, scum - "believe them."

Abby Zimet

Abby Zimet

Abby has written CD's Further column since 2008. A longtime, award-winning journalist, she moved to the Maine woods in the early 70s, where she spent a dozen years building a house, hauling water and writing before moving to Portland. Having come of political age during the Vietnam War, she has long been involved in women's, labor, anti-war, social justice and refugee rights issues. 

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