Shameful

I am ashamed to be American today. Every time I think the president has sunk to the lowest possible level, he surprises me yet again. His open adoration of tyrants and dictators, bullies all, smacks of the deepest form of cowardice. He would wet his pants if any of these men came after him with an unspoken threat of  killing on their mind. I suppose he has been an enabler all of his life, kowtowing to the tyrants among us. He would have loved Adolph, Joseph or Benito. They would have tested him every day and one stumble would have gotten him a piano wire necktie.

 

Apparently journalists no longer have value or serve any purpose in this world, the gospel according to the Donald. Mr. Khashoggi’s brutal massacre is just fine with us because we love the Saudi’s money. They love our guns. Perhaps journalists will still be around when the Saudi’s turn those guns (or oil) against us?  Because they will.  I hope there will be someone left to tell the tale.

 

However, life goes on in Colville, Wa. Fortunately it requires very little of changing the world or even fixing a few important things. I’m not up to that chore and how nice it is to know it is not required of me. Autumn seems to have brought me feeling of utter fatigue. Perhaps it is depression. Maybe fear for the up coming election plays  part. Maybe I am just old and resentful of 90+year old runners, yoga teachers and RBG who gets it done everyday.

I hope the president keeps his mouth shut for a day or two. May his Twitter account get hacked and silenced. May his golf game suffer greatly and all of his balls fall in the rough. I hope Melania takes a lover and DJT,Jr. decides to be his own man. May VP Pendeo be frozen with that adoring look of worship forever in place.

May I shut up and grow up while I am about it. lol

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October 19, 2018

Being Canadain I have been listening and whatching Trump make an ass out of himself.  Another example of trumps Tirates is the Nafa agreement and he insited on 4% of canada’s milk.  My question is why?  When I first heard about Sadi Arabia and that poor journalist I felt so bad for his family and for the people he worked for.  But as soon as Trump said “let’s wait and see what the report says” I knew right then and there that he wasn’t going to do anything.  Any sane person even us average joes would find out exactly what happened and why and then take action no matter what it would be.  me personally would have told the Saudie’s so long and we don’t need you.  But then I am a canadian so it doesn’t really matter what I think.  Question….When the midterm elections are happening can you vote trump out?  I wonder if people really want him to have a painful death?

October 19, 2018

@jaythesmartone We can’t vote him out with the midterms, sadly, but we CAN vote the democrats back in so it won’t be a republican (or as an old OD friend used to say, “rethuglican”) majority in the house and senate. You’d think after all the insanity and scariness of the past year and a half as we watch what sure looks like the approach of fascism, it would be a no-brainer that there is a democrat landslide in November. But this country has gone completely insane so there is absolutely no telling what will happen.

And impeachment might be a possibility, if the democrats do take control. I think if enough comes out about Trumps shady business dealings and ties with Russia, etc, that can be proven, he might actually get impeached. But… who knows!!

October 19, 2018

The horrifying spectacle is exhausting, isn’t it? I am still hopeful that the majority of us are likewise appalled and there will be a tsunami of blue on election day. In the meantime, like you, I am bewildered at my own frailty. I’m trying to paint the inside of a closet. It’s kicking my very substantial ass.

October 19, 2018

@bonnierose : I expect out ballots to arrive any day now. Voter pamphlets are here, read and worked over. lol.

I can do one big thing a day. If I overdo I get to sit on my substantial ass, too. Working in the yard nearly did me in. I used to be busy , doing something all oft the time. I remember being inspired by how much you worked, too. Your job was so emotionally taxing it had to be exhausting. Every time I see your name or read something you have written I smile and think of sweet peas.

 

October 19, 2018

This is a midterm election. All members of the House of Representatives are up for election and approx. 1/3 of the Senate. I don’t know about impeachment. It is much talked about but if we can just stop the madness that would be almost enough. Right now the Republicans have a majority in the House, Senate, Presidency and  the Supreme Court. It is a very scary time to be liberal and mouthy. lol

October 19, 2018

America has lost its mind. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I don’t see how it can possibly be good. There better be a blue tsunami in a few weeks. I’d say “of COURSE there will be!” but I’ve been completely wrong on everything that’s seemed beyond obvious since that orange lunatic won the presidential election.

October 20, 2018

@ednamillion : And to think Dick Cheney used to scare me. I thought he was the worst kind of human being. Now I know I hadn’t seen anything yet.

 

October 23, 2018

@nrhodes Seriously!! Now I look back with nostalgia to the Bush era when I thought things could not get worse. Clearly you should never think that.

October 25, 2018

@ednamillion The difference is that Trump is a vicious and cowardly bully. Cheney had  the ice of a stone killer and there was no lie involved.

October 19, 2018

I vote by mail.  Sent in my ballot today.  We’re up for governor and lots of amendments.  We have the chance to elect a Dem governor who is African American  One can only hope.

October 20, 2018

@ipsofacto Our ballots arrived this morning. Tomorrow they will be in the mail.

October 20, 2018

Trump is a Hitler… he makes me ashamed every time he opens his mouth

October 25, 2018

@kaliko Me, too. Particularly today when it felt like the world fell apart.