I am hunkered down at home today, weathering out a super duper bad Nor’easter. It’s snowing heavy and the wind is whipping at 40+mph, gusting as high as 80mph. Yes, this is as bad as it gets here! And it’s become so common place that we all joke about it now. Everyone on my Facebook friends list is posting pics of the storm from their homes, or pictures of sunshine from other parts of the world. It’s been a real active day on FB, everyone is stuck inside with not much else to do. The power keeps flickering on and off here, I am waiting for it to go off for an extended time at some point, which means no heat or internet. I am praying that that doesn’t happen because this is my main source of entertainment for the day!
My dogs are even a little stir crazy today. They are leary of all of the wind noise, and the shaking of the house in some of the gusts. Yes, it is blowing hard enough to literally shake the house. I live in a mobile home, so it’s more susceptible to hard wind gusts.
I’ve been spending a good amount of my time alone lately and doing quite a decent amount of writing. I am still in total denial that Trump is really president. Although I do not dispute that he has invaded the White House with all of his corruption and his cohorts in treason. I’m very disappointed in Congress…they ALL have no guts. They will not stand up to Trump; they won’t call him on his bullshit, no matter how bad it gets they dare not cross him or do anything that would upset or anger him. Anyone who is watching can see how nut-less this governing body has become. It used to be that Republicans wanted everything done by the book, and wouldn’t stand for anything that smelled of corruption or lies, but this new Congress – under Trump – is just as complicit as he is. Just as guilty.
The new health insurance bill that the Republicans have presented is anything but good. First, it’s nothing new. It’s basically just ripping all of the good stuff out of Obamacare and adding in more tax breaks for the rich while leaving millions and millions uninsured. They keep throwing around the word “access”…saying we all have “access” to health insurance. Well, right NOW we all have access to it, you can go out and buy health insurance any time you want – IF you can afford the premiums. So “access” is NOTHING NEW. And removing Medicaid and Planned Parenthood funding is NOT what Trump promised while he was campaigning. He specifically promised to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This new health insurance bill would eliminate Medicare funding for millions. Thus, once again, leaving millions without any alternative than to use the ER for their primary care needs. I am hoping that there will be many revisions to this new plan, that Congress will not just pass it “because” he said it was to be. Trump has said that it “will pass, one way or another” which indicates to me that he is not shy about using executive privilege to force this bill into law. It’s just sad that Americans have to fight tooth and nail to get good health care, and for it to be affordable. America should be better, we should have the best health care in the world and it should be readily accessible and affordable to all Americans. Period.
I find it interesting that Trump has remained so quiet all week. Since his stupid “wires tapped” Tweets he hasn’t said two words really. Some WH lawyers must have jumped in and stopped him from Tweeting, that’s the only thing that makes sense. When directed to provide PROOF of his accusations by yesterday, he declined to do so and sent Spicer to face the press. Poor stupid Spicer. The guy is just short of a full stack. You would think that Trump could find a better WH spokesman.
And Kellyanne Conway….her and her “microwave” surveillance comment has really gotten her into the Twitterverse this week. Hell, I even suspiciously eyed my own microwave….hehe. She is just a looney tune. Half of everything she says is just air facts, the other half doesn’t make ANY sense. She’s another WH spokesperson who needs to fade into the woodwork and NOT be allowed to speak. Even her voice grates on my nerves.
I am writing other blogs, just trying to find the words at the moment. Thank goodness I have my writing as an outlet. I do get mighty lonely here….it’s high time I change that, and very soon!
Be kind. Peace. ~MB