Stop It!

Stop it! Please, I ask all media outlets to please stop calling this biased, misogynistic, egomaniac “President.”  Since so many of us agree that he is not fit to be president, he should not be so addressed. Maybe we could call him Emperor, as in the one who wears no clothes though I’m sure he’d prefer something like “Your Highness.”

TrumpsuitWhatever else he is, he is definitely not “presidential” in his unbuttoned, wrinkled suits and over-sized red tie. He’s the Columbo of presidents, where in comparison, Obama was James Bond. 45’s limited vocabulary makes it nearly impossible for him to speak extemporaneously and be understood. Give him a script and he looks like a 10 year old reading aloud in class.

He makes executive decisions in TWEETS for pity’s sake. He doesn’t follow proper channels. Every day he insults someone. Every day he blames someone else. Every day he lies. He’s sneaky, and conniving, and even in DC seems like someone no one should trust, least of all the American people. I might go so far as to say he is evil in his endless pursuit of his own imagined greatness.

He has served 254 days, 1 hour 16 minutes and 10 seconds as of this writing, and what has he done in that time? Insulted disaster victims, mayors, soldiers, everyone in the LGBTQ community, people of color, the poor. He pretends to be Christian, yet does nothing Christian-like. Exactly as his (so-called) Christian followers behave. He spits on the Constitution and denegrates the Founding Fathers, who we all know were as duplicitious as anyone and just as falible, but still more honorable than anyone in the White House today.

If we have to accept this bilious bag of bullshit as our leader, can we all at least agree to call him something else? Not My President Trump works for some of us.

 

That’s About all I can Take

I’ve been limiting my time on FB, WP, and various news sites to about 2 hours a day.  Even that’s too long.  I am so frustrated and fried.  There’s just so much wrong with our new administration (I will not call him “President.”  Ever.) it’s nearly impossible to keep up.  It feels like we’re pissing on a grass fire.  We’re the Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke.  We’re scattered and self-absorbed.

And we know the risks of being complacent.  That’s what got the US here in the first place.  Too much of the same old same old.  Too great a distance between the haves and the Have Nones.

I know we need to work on the GOP, not the Democrats on Dump.  The Dems are already appalled and frightened, and scrambling to do something, anything, to stop the flood of stupidity and immorality being spewed from the mouth of our (EC-) elected POS.  So, I keep asking myself, how do we do this?  How do you convert a Christian to Islam?  Can you rehabilitate a KKK member?  I know these things have been done.  Maybe not often, but it is not unheard of.  But what I can’t figure out is the “how” of it.

I’ve joined the Indivisible movement.  I’m also involved with the Resist movement.  Just two of probably thousands of little pockets of resistance.   We all have the same goal: impeachment.  Easy fix: take Dump out.  Sniper style.  But I don’t want anyone going to prison.  And really, it’s not a complete answer, because of, well, you know.  Pence.  And Bannon, Priebus, Ryan and McConnell, to name the most egregious members of our political heads.

I ponder these problems every night and wake up wondering what new horror Dump and his crew have devised.  I sign the petitions going around.  I’m writing to my reps.  I can see the Resistance is growing, but how long can we sustain it?  We all know about burn out.  I’ve only been moderately active and I need a script for Xanax, just to keep me from biting the heads off the people near me.

Am I just impatient?  Just hoping for a quick fix?  I know that quick is not how things change.  Just like dieting.  You want to lose 30 pounds so you join Jenny Craig or some such.  Spend your money and buy their food.  After you lose the 30 pounds and feel great, you go back to eating just the way you did before.  Soon you need to lose 40 pounds.

You have to change your way of thinking to become successful in controlling your weight. We must change people’s thinking, and that, my friends, will take a very long time.  Do we have the stamina?  The anti-Trump faction seems much larger than the pro side.  It would seem, then, that we have the numbers to sustain a movement.  Our leadership is increasing: a few Senators and Congressmen are growing balls.  Robert Reich is a leader, and Elizabeth Warren as well.  Bernie Sanders is still relevant.

I’m committed for the long-haul, provided I don’t burn out.  Join me?

Here are some links for additional information on the movements and how they will accomplish their goals.

Can we sustain the anti-Trump movement?

Emily’s List

Change will require more than protests

 

Buying the Whitehouse

I received the following email from Obama’s camp today:

If we win this election, it will be because of what you did in moments like this
to help close the spending gap.

Because this is real: Just last week alone, Mitt Romney’s campaign and his allies
outspent our side by at least three to one in North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, all states we need to win.

That could swing the election — but it doesn’t have to.

It doesn’t have to, if I donate $5 right now.

Like my $5 is going to help Obama outspend Mr. Moneybags.  I don’t want Obama to lose, but I don’t want to be a part of “buying” him the privilege to be President.  If Romney makes it it will be because he bought the votes.  He might just as well have sent every Republican $50 if they promised to vote for him.

While I believe everyone has the right to vote, some of us just shouldn’t.  I admit, it’s prejudiced, but really, should stupid people vote?  I know that they do it–need I mention the George Bush Eras.  If the second Bush Era taught America anything, it was that our elected officials should have greater than a “C” average in school.

For god’s sake, the demographics of the US says it all, the “red” states are in the same states with problems with racism, sexism, poverty, poor education, and heavy with fundamental religious groups.  What does that tell us?  Coincidence?