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Writer Without a Clause: The New Starlet of D.C.

Updated on November 22, 2019
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In his "Writer Without a Clause" articles, Chris writes about whatever is on his mind at the moment without research and without editing.

Emma Dumain, the New Starlet of Washington, D.C.

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Writer Without a Clause, Plus a Writers' Challenge at the Very End

My articles called, Writer Without a Clause, refer to hubs I've written when I come to my laptop with nothing particular on my mind. I begin writing and let the article go where it may without research and without editing.

Don't miss the Writers' Challenge at the end of the article.

During the Public Testimony of Lt. Col. Vindman,the New Starlet of D.C. Arises

I suppose you have seen the video of the latest person to rise to stardom as a result of the Red and Blue Show-Up, Show-Down, Slap-Up, Smack-Down, Bore-me-to-Tears, Everybody-Cover-His-Ass Show, which is also known as Sondland’s-Three-Part-Sideshow. If not, watch the one above. Stay tuned for Bolton’s-Dirty-Little-Secret, More-Volker-Vaguaries, or Taylor’s-Truth-As-He-Sees-It. But personally, I’m hoping for Rudy’s-Recollections.

Rudy Giuliani, the President's Personal Attorney

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Rudy was America’s Mayor, Time Magazine’s, Person of the Year for 2001. He was the hero of 9/11. WTH, Mr. Mayor? We are only 19 years into the 2000s, and you are already the most disappointing man of the century in my estimation. You have let us down, sir.

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Back to the newest starlet created by the red giants of Washington.

Emma Dumain clearly loves coffee. But this moment in the spotlight says so much more about the woman. What does she do? Emma drinks her coffee, looks straight through the camera lens and says, “Look! I’m on camera. Do I care? Hell no,” and she goes back for gulp number two.

She and her husband have a brand new daughter. Just before the video above, she dropped the little girl off at the daycare.

Emma is a reporter. She reports to work every day, coffee in hand, ready to attack the world of politics. She also reports that she enjoys her coffee and wanted to get every drop before the latest sleep inducing, boring, mind numbing...ok, those were my words, not hers...session cured every sleep disorder in the room.

Emma clearly has no respect for North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un. You might wonder how in the world I can deduce this from a brief video clip. I don’t expect average morons to be able to perceive such things. Only advanced morons can read something into nothing. We see it everyday on the news programs. That’s where I learned my trade. Mor- on this in a couple of paragraphs.


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Now, I have to say, the woman over Vindman’s right shoulder—left in anatomical speak—was vying for stardom herself as Sleeping Beauty. If she had actually nodded off and landed on the back of the man who was on center stage of the universe at the time, she may be today’s new celebrity.


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As I keep watching this video loop, I see a security person standing in the background. Watch his fingers. He has his thumb in his front pocket. This is a cool dude. A James Dean kind of guy. But wait. Now it’s a peace sign. Uh oh, he might be a lib like George Carlin or Hilary. Is that Hilary, by chance? Oh, and now he looks like he’s about to draw his weapon. NRA to the rescue. This guy is all of us.

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What’s this? Wait for the coffee glugging star of yesterday to rock back. Who do you see? Is it Kim Jong Un? My god, How did he get past security, unless the lib security guy, George Carlin, or Hilary, was standing at the door? I know Carlin’s dead, and it doesn’t really look like Kim Jong Un, but do you really think he would look like himself if he was going to try to sneak into the sessions?

Okay, just a passing comment on the haircut that shows up when our starlet rocks forward to cover Mr. Un. It sucks. Get some ba...courage sir and do what the rest of us have done.

We just cut it the hell off. I deny any jealousy at all that the man might have slightly more hair than I do.

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The Potential Stars of Tomorrow

Members of the American jury, I have presented you with six potential stars of tomorrow.

  1. Emma, the woman who loves her job, her family, and her coffee.
  2. Kim Jong Un who should be the joke of the world except he holds the trump card, nuclear weapons.
  3. The sleepy woman. Is that most of America? It might be, but I hope not.
  4. The security person who might be a liberal or a conservative. We occupy one country.
  5. A bald guy who refuses to admit the truth that is as plain as the hair that is not on his head.
  6. Rudy Giuliani, such a disappointment.

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Voices Crying in the Wilderness

I suggest we lionize those who demonstrate behavior and ideals which will make us good people if we follow their example.

I also suggest we run out of town...namely Washington D.C., hypocritical, power inebriated traitors to the American public, no matter their party affiliation.

[Late edit] You see, I am not a republican. I am not a democrat. I am not an independent. I and a growing number of Americans are voices crying in the wilderness, "Our servant-leaders have become power-mongers; to whom shall we turn for guidance? They have betrayed us; whom shall we trust.? They use us for their own ends; What shall we do with them?"

Emma Dumain, thank you for giving us a breath of fresh air as you gulped your freshly brewed coffee.

A Writer's Challenge to all Hubbers: The Person You Most Respect in History

If anyone seriously wants to recognize the person you most respect in history, I challenge you to write an article that states clearly why this person should be held in such esteem. I look forward to your responses.

Leave your hub links here and I will post them. Thank you for your responses.

© 2019 Chris Mills

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    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I appreciate that there are lots of people engage with flash fiction challenge. Hope I can participate soon.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Dora, Let me know if you join the challenge. Thanks for reading.

    • cam8510 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Elijah, yes, this article is a bit convoluted. But it was fun to write for the most part. Thanks for visiting.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Chris, there seems to be plenty on your mind, though "nothing particular." Thanks for relating your interesting take on Emma (and other potential stars). An interesting, insightful and humorous read. Will consider the challenge.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      2 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Chris, It was fun reading, a bit confusing but fun none the less.

      We don't yet know the name of the person I most respect in history, I'm supposing it is a he who follow Trump as Kim Clements foretells in https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Todays-So... but whoever it is I an castling my vote in advanced of it happening for "mister messiah".

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Good to know that Chris. Thanks.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      It is a very good decision to do this, Luis. I just want all of my work in one place for my family. If I can sell a copy or two, that will be nice.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am planning to have all my stories to compile also.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      manatita, This article is all over the place. You mentioned poetry and flash fiction. Yes, now I remember. A past life, maybe? Actually, I am making a compilation of my favorite stories, then I'll self publish with my son's help.

      So you are challenging me to write a poem for you about something in nature. Also, I am to write a flash fiction in my own style. Do I have a style? Do I have style? I guess those are two different things.

      I am honored to receive two personal challenges from you. I will be giving these projects some serious thought.

      You have a 'Deadly' Flash series? I will check this out. Especially the Deadly waitress. Ooh, something just popped into my head.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Thanks to all of you, Manatita, Chris, John, Eric, Liz, Patricia, Pamela, Ann, Ruby and Bill for those words that inspires me a lot to be here in Hubpages. No words that I can tell how much I am happier that I knew that there are somebody like you who help me.

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      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      A lite piece from you, Bro. Comes over like a blog. Is some satire intended there? Don't know Bro. Jiuliani? Very interesting man.

      Hang on? Didn't you used to write some awesome poetry? Write one for me, bro, on something in nature. While you are at it, see if you like the second in my 'Deadly' Flash series: The Deadly Waitress.

      Now, write me a Flash of your original style. There you are, only the commission money is missing. (Chuckle)

      Your challenge is my Magnum Opus: My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings. I once did a summary for America's Greatest Award. I believe I was short-listed but since Guruji had already past and perhaps not being a born American, we did not make it. So now you will have to read the book. Much longer!

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      John, I should have thought about DC comics, but maybe just letting it land how it may was the right way. Definitely compose hub regarding a personal hero. We need help finding a reason to move on.

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      John Hansen 

      2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Chris, good to have a little frivolity to read amid all the serious goings on. I haven’t seen a lot about the impeachment stuff apart from Sondland’s testimony’ but yaay to the girl with the coffee. Way to go!

      Funny thing was when I read the title to this I was thinking DC comics, not Washington, so i expected it to be about a new female superhero...boy was i surprised.

      I will see if I can come up with a historical figure worthy to write about for your challenge. Cheers.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Wow... Thanks... What I am doing right now is patiently reading other articles in order to comment with their articles as well as yours.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Be patient and enjoy reading the articles of others. You will find more and more who want to read what you write. You live in a place in the world that many of us would like to know more about. Tell us.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Cool. I already read it. However, it is fine to me, that I am not going to promote my articles. As much as I wanted, I will be commenting to lots of you and I will just wait if you will get interested to read my articles. But, I am not expecting that much in return.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Thank you, Luis. Hey, I added a paragraph toward the end while you were commenting just now. You might want to scroll through to the words, [Late edit] and read that paragraph.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Yes, it too fun to communicate here. I appreciate that I am learning a lot from your articles too here.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Luis, thanks for visiting. It is fun to find creative ways to communicate.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Eric, wonderful tale, and I have no problem believing it to be true. I like your comment, " Nobody does not have a hero in them." I believe that too.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Liz, I have read about the scandal in the palace. What are we to do? Have a cup of coffee...or tea. Have a great weekend.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Patricia, keep that perspective. There is a lot of bad stuff going on, but if we look around, there are happy, funny and encouraging things as well.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Wow cool story. I love coffee too. I love the way you tell about that writer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I Reckon maybe history can be just yesterday so I write and just put it here. Not worthy of publication.

      His stencth reached at least 15 feet away. He was as skinny as a rail. Few teeth. Beard and hair growth that revealed a bad malnutrition. Clearly not well in the head or body. Rainy as can be here at the time. And cold for outside dweller.

      I go to my local bodega every day to catch up on news as I don’t have any in my home. They are Chaldeans. All their names are Mike. Anyhow as I walked by the homeless guy was helping a homeless woman down the sidewalk. She had a cane and looked 110 years old. I did my gig and walked down to the local “AmVet charity shop” and picked up a long coat for 5$s and was headed back. The guy had taken off his skimpy jacket and given it to the lady. So I went back and got another. Shoot what I am going to spend money on. I like the cute 50 year old clerk anyway.

      Seems except for a few times God does not want me to be a hero. That is alright with me. I like my simple and quiet life. We just roll here we don’t do combat. Now that is a fine thing in life.

      Not no big thing deal but when I come back out he has borrowed a chair from inside the Mexican bakery with ease and set her down and is kneeling next to her. I drop into the bodega and speak of my water need and it is given freely.

      I can’t help it I bust into “down by the Riverside”, admittedly I am somewhat of fool. But the man and old lady know the tune. We are quite the barbershop triplet. But another joins and we have a quartet. Our new partner is a junkie gangster who can do some rap.

      (Please understand this is a true tale)

      I am doing a Jig I call the Ramba the man is doing a slow dance. The lady is just doing a head dance and the kid is doing something I don’t get. We are doing knee slapping and doo what doodies for the beat. Sure as Hellfire some come out of the shops. Everybody has a gig and it carries on for a good 15 minutes. What a crazy spectacle it must have been. Me in my white shirt and suit, the cook in her apron and the boy’s pants down below his butt. And a couple of filthier than now souls.

      Well the trip to the Bodego was a good trip. The Jackets given. We get the lady a shopping cart to use as a walker.

      I often say I do not know about “America”, sounds like it has problems. But I know my hood. And that man who helped that old lady while he had nothing is and will always be my hero. We give from so much and he gave from so little. Ok I admit I danced most the way home. But my neighbors are used to my crazy.

      Now that may sound like a long crazy tale, but look how easy it was. Nobody does not have a hero in them. Can you imagine how excited I am to go to the Bodega tomorrow? Of course it can’t be that good again. But I will just bet you I have another hero if I only look.

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 weeks ago from UK

      Interesting, entertaining and amusing piece. I look forward to what your challenge produces. If you think it's bad over there with you, spare a minute to pity us poor Brits. As if Brexit wasn't enough, we're in the throes of yet another election and there's scandal at the palace!

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 weeks ago from North Central Florida

      Disappointed and dismayed at the goings on in D.C. Who would have ever 'thunk' it would come to this? And, a girl has just gotta' have her coffee!!!! Angels on the way this afternoon. ps

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Pamela, haha, Thank you for visiting and for your candid response. Yes, it is a circus. I'm hoping there is a side-show that has some true leaders.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Anne, I'm very excited to receive your response to the article. Living or not, articles about heroes are welcome. We just need a little hope around here, I think. Thank you so much.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      This is an entertaining article. However,I will not take up your challenge. I was watching when the girl chugged her coffee, but I have not watched this circus much. i am disgusted with all politicians and definitely the media who keeps all this stuff rolling. I like the lion picture the best!

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      Ann Carr 

      2 weeks ago from SW England

      A most enlightening and amusing hub, Chris! We have similar scenes here, especially as the election of the century is now on the way - again! What tom-foolery we are being subjected to!

      Gorgeous lion picture. I have a similar one on my wall, painted by a friend of mine who is a superb artist.

      You're right that we must have worthy characters to look up to. Sadly, I can't think of one who is actually alive at the moment. Hence I'm inclined to take up your challenge, as history at least has a few to choose from. I'll give it some thought.

      Thanks for the smiles at other people's expense!

      Ann

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Take it up, Ruby. We need to be reminded of some solid women and men of history to challenge us to be a better, stronger country. Thank you for reading, for your comment and for considering the challenge.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Well, I've been watching the impeachment hearings and I did notice the woman gulping down coffee. I did not know who she was. Your article was a fun read, but the possibility of our president being another mob boss scares the hell out of me. I might take up your challenge? I have a man in mind.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      Exactly my feeling, Bill...Oddly sad. I wanted it to be funny, but to end on a note of near despair. Not that we should despair, but that we might only live and love fully when we at our end.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I wish I had the time for the challenge but alas, I do not, but I did have time to read this and howl throughout. Seriously funny,my friend, and yet oddly sad. D.C has become nothing more, or less, than a circus.

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