I suffer fools poorly
I recently deleted a guy from Facebook for being a moron. I never should have friended him at all, but at the time he was a staff member where I was staying, and I wanted to keep tabs on him. Unfortunately, the standards for being a staff member are not what they could be.
He described me as a “liberal fuck” (thank you!), and stated that he had been watching me whine, bitch and complain about the election.
We started out discussing the Women’s March, and he said he would not send his wife or daughters off to war, not because he didn’t believe in equal rights, but because he didn’t want them killed.
Ummm. “SEND” a wife or daughter? He’s from the South, so I assume he means he wouldn’t pluck them from being barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, and let them pursue a legitimate career of their own free will?
I don’t often whine, far too often wined, but I am in stark terror for our country.
A much better candidate with experience, but also with skeletons, and mostly because of the Russians and the director of the FBI (who has been retained in his job), won the popular vote by three million votes, but lost the vote in the Electoral College. That’s the system we have, but if electoral college votes were apportioned by population, the results would have been different, and we would not be embarked on this dangerous and embarrassing course.
No less than the abominable Chris Christie has said publicly that POTUS has not been well-served by those around him, as he trots out all these nominees. Well, when one surrounds oneself with idiots, one gets idiotic results, n’est pas?
I suggested that we wait and see, that a campaign — particularly one so long on cheerleading and short on substance — did not necessarily translate to the pragmatism of governing. Many of Trumpty Dumpty’s supporters said the very same thing.
I waited. I was (necessarily) blind, but now I see.
I did not pre-judge him, despite all the signs that would have allowed me to do so. I am not angry at the election now — I am angry at what he is doing to the country.
However, I could be angry at the voters. My oldest son said it best, perhaps: “Well… I hope you’ll all join me in not allowing America’s D students to elect our President again. Who else could have looked at the W Presidency and said ‘let’s double-down?'”
That apple perhaps never left the tree. Brings a tear to my eye very often…
Back to current events.
~ A man who was denied a Federal judgeship because of his bigotry is poised to become the Attorney General of the United States.
~ A woman who is the antithesis of public education is set to become the Secretary of Education.
~ An ignorant conspiracy-theorist is set to take a place on the NSC, displacing two national security professionals.
~ Overall, a cabinet of rich, white, corporate males is set to run the country, despite Ike’s warning about the military/industrial complex.
Opposing Trump and what he stands for is not a political decision — it is a moral decision.
For instance — the Muslim ban on travel to the US. Seven countries. The vast majority of terrorists who have attacked the US have been from Saudi Arabia. Of course, Saudi Arabia is therefore #1 on the travel ban, right? Wrong. Unlisted. I am sure the fact that Trump has significant business interests in Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with it.
So, now the Democrat and Bernie are forced to assume the mantle of the Party of No. I hope they learned their lessons well over the last eight years.
Of course we all remember when the GOP leaders in the house and senate stated that their number one goal was to make sure Obama failed. I don’t think that’s in their oath of office, which they swore on their beloved Bible.
Remember Merrick Garland? Undebated, let alone voted upon, for SCOTUS?
And I don’t even want to consider those idiots who say their health care is provided by the ACA but we should get rid of Obamacare.
The aforementioned “D” students.
And the outrage over Executive Orders seems to have disappeared now that it’s not the Kenyan bastard making them, huh?
In short order (two days!), Trump has alienated Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
Why does he use Twitter so much? Obviously, 140 characters are the limits of his thought processes when he doesn’t have a speechwriter pulling his strings.
I apologize to those who doubted my suggestion that we wait and see. I was wrong, you were right.