Put on the naughty step for trucker Trump caption contest

Put on the naughty step for trucker Trump caption contest April 1, 2017

This being April Fool’s day, I decided to invited caption entries in the Freethinker bulletin for the picture above, showing the Trunp at the wheel of truck outside the White House
One subscriber – “Suzie” – was outraged, and said in an email:

This is the President of my country! How dare you make fun of him this way. You call yourselves Free thinkers? This is petty, churlish, childish, undignified thinking! I am putting your emails in my junk file.
You are trying to shape people’s political opinions? Try growing up. Your country is in a shambles. Our president is trying to keep us from going down the drain like your ‘non-thinking’ country!!

I replied:

Suzie, I’m sorry you’ve had a humour failure over our caption contest. The picture I chose was one of many that went viral on the Internet, and made the man a bigger laughing stock than he already is.

If you haven’t already signed up to receive the bulletin, which often contains items not on the Freethinker site, I urge you do do so. This will give you the opportunity to enter periodic competitions.
The prize offered for the best caption is a paperback copy of James Merryweather’s excellent Reality is not Enough. If you would like to enter, post your captions in the comments section, or send an email marked “Caption Contest” to barry@freethinker.co.uk. The closing date is April 14.

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  • remigius

    (Not a caption – just an observation.)
    In Britain a large truck is called a juggernaut. The word is also used to describe something large, powerful, and out of control. How appropriate.

  • Daz

    “Fuck! Who put that wall there!?”
    (Oh, and Suzie, should you see this; please read.)

  • remigius

    “Trucking Foglodyte.”

  • barriejohn

    Remigius: I think that wins it, but there’s also “Trumper…Duck”!

  • Daz

    Not so much a caption as a probable outcome.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Supreme Court, let’s see you stop this!
    Hey, Vladimir, mine’s bigger than yours.
    At last, something that does what I tell it.
    Do not believe the tachograph; it’s fake data. (Do US lorries have them?)

  • Vanity Unfair

    The trailer’s still full of the entries for the Prince Charles competition. I can lose this lot as well.

  • Daz

    ♫Arizona, noon, on the seventh of June
    When they highballed over the pass.
    Bulldog Mack with a can on back
    And a President grabbin’ ass.
    He’s ten on the floor, stroke an’ bore
    Seatcover’s startin’ ta gain.
    Now beaver, you a-truckin’ with the Rubber Duck
    An’ I’m about ta grab yer pussy again♫

  • remigius

    ♫’Cause we got a racist conman
    Leadin’ on from the right.
    Yeah, we got a sexist conman,
    Ain’t he a bucket of shite
    Come on and scorn our conman
    Ain’t nothin’ true in whatever he say.
    We gonna troll this fuckin’ conman
    Who’s cursed the U-S-A.

  • Carl

    Now I got you rosie!

  • Matt Hill

    Gonna make it to the border,
    Gonna make it to the coast,
    Gonna make it to the b….oh,wait.

  • Brian Jordan

    That definition of juggernaut is derivative from its original meaning, listed further down that link:
    a crude idol of Krishna worshipped at Puri and throughout Odisha (formerly Orissa) and Bengal. At an annual festival the idol is wheeled through the town on a gigantic chariot and devotees are supposed to have formerly thrown themselves under the wheels
    While people may not be throwing themselves to their doom by electing Trump, Trump is throwing the US education system under the wheels of evangelical fundamentalism and keel-hauing it beneath Hams Folly.

  • sailor1031

    “To a redneck nothing says orgasm like a Kenworth”
    (unless it’s a Remington Bushmaster or an AR15).

  • Cali Ron

    ‘Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
    I says, “Putin, this here’s the Donald Trump.
    “And I’m about to put the hammer down.”
    Cause we got a little old convoy
    Rockin’ through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little old convoy,
    Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

  • Cali Ron

    “This is petty, churlish, childish, undignified thinking! ” Describes Trump to a tee.

  • Cali Ron

    Vanity Unfair: The US doesn’t have lorries or tachographs, we have “big rigs” and “swindle sheets”.
    sailor 1031: You forgot his cousin!

  • The Badger

    In the interests of balance can we have a similar competition for some of the left wing nutjobs, or did you do one about Obama before (I am new here and still navigating the site, can be a bit tricky at times to steer it where I want), if so then we will call it quits. We might have minority views here relating to religion but I would guess that the split left/right politically is about 50/50, or does anyone want to venture it’s wildly different ?

  • Daz

    @The Badger

    “or did you do one about Obama”

    No. Because Obama wasn’t a racist, misogynist, egotistical, fraudulent nutjob who was once timed at one lie per ninety seconds, who has the attention span and intellect of a half-dead gerbil, and whose only talent is self-promotion.
    As regards matters of interest to atheists and secularists, please see the link in my very first comment in this thread.