“While the paths forward remain very murky, what’s crystal clear is this: Trump won’t change. And on his current path, this is a presidency that will collapse around him.”
Just when I thought his Tweets could not possibly get any worse, or go any lower, Trumpski tweets out a video this morning made up of him beating the crap out of a CNN correspondent. Sick. I’m surprised he didn’t make it a woman that his likeness was beating on…it would be just like him to do something like that.
Yes, world, it’s been another disgusting week in America. The man holding the office of President hostage has been acting like an 8 yr. old school yard bully. He’s been name calling, belittling and demeaning the media and especially women. His seething hate for women is so blatant it’s sick.
And he is planning to disband all panels and any helpful committee on womens’ issues.
His disdain for women, blacks, Muslims, the LGBT community and anyone who is of minority origin is despicable. He has ONE agenda, to further his own personal popularity and personal financial portfolio. THAT is his only goal in being “president” of this country – a country that he cares NOTHING about at all.
America is in serious trouble with this idiot at the helm. The Republican party has NO balls, they refuse to stand against him on any issue, even encouraging him to Tweet. They are just as disgusting as he is. Every last one of them is responsible for this mess. And we should hold them so. Re-election should not be an option for any one of them.
I am off to a party. A 4th of July party where there will be people who are Trump supporters. God help me.
Yes, as if he could get any worse, this imbecile has gone above and beyond stupid.
And it only takes him a mere few hours to make himself look stupider than EVER!
Remember, it’s ONLY TUESDAY morning and so far he has:
called our Constitution “archaic” and “bad for the country” – meaning it’s bad for him because he can’t fully extend his totalitarian rule with the Constitution standing in his way.
Wishes to change the 1st Ammendment of our Constitution so that no one can criticize him. Says “no one should be able to protest” him at all. This is his attempt to silence the press – a VERY NAZI move and the move of a fascist.
Says he would be “honored” to meet with Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, and that Un is “smart”…yes, a dictator with blood on his hands, the killer of his own brother, he’s some “smart” alright, and just who I would like to see meeting with the leader of my country – NOT.
Invites a mass murderer to the White House – Duarte. Enough said.
Has put into action the dismantling of Michelle Obamas healthy school lunch program. And is ending her “Let Girls Learn” program as well. He just cannot stand anything that was anyone elses idea, especially if your name is Obama.
Praised Andrew Jackson up and down, saying he “didn’t want the civil war” to happen. THEN he finds out that Jackson had been DEAD for 16 years when the Civil War started, so he changed it to “wouldn’t have let it happen”. Of course. Jackson was a slave owner, he forced Native Americans from their lands, thus starting the “Trail of Tears” and was an ignorant fuck.
THEN the Idiot in Chief says “Why did the Civil War happen?” WTF??? He doesn’t even realize what he says anymore, or understand basic US history. The Civil War happened to stop people from owning other people; to stop slavery. It’s pretty simple, but he wouldn’t get it even if you tried to explain it to him. He WANTS to own other people and thinks it’s perfectly alright. Asshole.
I am just beside myself. Just what HAS to HAPPEN before Americans wake up and get this fool out of office? When will he get irritated enough with not being adored and admired by all, and RESIGN?
I do not fully understand what is happening with my country or my government. We have this Orange Buffoon in charge who is trying to hold a coup and flip us to a dictatorship. Yet, I see NOTHING being done politically to get him out of office or get control of him. Republicans are cowed to him completely. They just choose to ignore him, because as long as they have ANYONE who will identify as a Republican as their leader they will deal with the guy being a fool. They don’t care about the American reputation or the American people one fucking bit.
It’s very early on Tuesday morning here, so we have the day to see what else will happen with this guy and his posse in DC. I don’t predict that it will be anything good at all. More of the same hateful rhetoric and destruction of the American life.
That’s your update…pray for us!
I know I’ve been writing about a lot of different things lately, like my political rants and things like that, so I thought I would write you all a personal note tonight, to say #1, I am very very appreciative for all of your presence here on my blog. Thank you for your readership, comments, conversations and support. It means a lot to me, I mean it.
On more personal notes, I’ve been doing quite well lately. I’m strong in my recovery and have been attending Groups: Recover Together meetings every Wednesday. It’s group therapy for opioid addicts, primarily heroin and oxycodone. We meet weekly, voluntarily are tested for substances abuse, see the doctor once a month and pick up our Suboxone prescriptions. The Suboxone is a life saver. I haven’t felt this good about my recovery ever. The suboxone kills the cravings for the drugs. Flat out. It’s a miracle drug in my opinion. I had previously tried detoxing and maintaining with methadone, but I found that it made me high just like the heroin did and I didn’t want the “high” feeling. With the suboxone you don’t get that, you just don’t have the craving for the opioid at all. Don’t know why, but it works the balls! I highly recommend it as part of your recovery program if you are an addict.
Also, the group therapy piece is important too. It gives me a place where I can bring up subjects and talk about things that are challenging during this process, with other people who are in similar situations with their addictions; a place where I am not ashamed and can actually be proud of my accomplishments and have someone understand that pride.
Around home things are going really well. I did run out of heating fuel this weekend, which was unfortunate. I didn’t want to pay for an emergency weekend delivery so I borrowed two 5 gallon diesel fuel containers from my brother and hauled 20 gallons of diesel over (2 trips to the station) and put it in to burn until I can get 100 gallons of heating oil. The hardest part was getting the furnace running again. I had never had to do that before, so I watched a YouTube video on it, tried to bleed the line and get it running myself…no luck. Several tries later, I conceded my defeat and called my heater technician. He came by and was here all of 12 minutes, got it going and walked me through the entire procedure so that I can do it myself next time. I just have to get over to Home Depot and pick up a jumper wire, which will help me to get it going in the future if this ever happens again. I’m going to be a bit more vigilant now and not let it run out! I did calculate and figured out that I am burning approximately 50 gallons of fuel mix per month, in the dead of winter, to heat this place. That’s not bad! And knowing this will give me a better idea of how to budget for next winter’s oil deliveries. Live & Learn.
I have been uploading new videos to my YouTube channel. It’s been a struggle to get back into the swing of doing videos. Plus, of course, I have changed a little bit in the last couple of years, and the world has changed too. I’ve gotten older, perhaps a bit wiser, and definitively more comfortable with myself. It’s fun to go back sometimes and watch the really old videos of my younger, cockier self. I feel like I am much more conscientious of what I am saying in my videos now. I am more aware of my own internalized phobias and prejudices to begin with, and I fight to change those. I never realized that one could have those types of things. I like to think of myself as open minded and educated, but I had to admit that I, like most every person, also have my baggage and am not perfect in my thought processes. Like today for instance, I was reading about the Russian people revolting against Putin and the powers that be in Russia where they suffer under his rule. It occurred to me that while I hate Putin and Russian politics, I am not a hater of the Russian people, and I hope they over throw that demon. Formerly, I would say I hated Russians…but it’s not exactly that way, it’s more a hating of the authoritarian rule of Russia and a healthy fear of it as well. Am I making sense?
The first day of Spring was last week, but it still is very cold and wintery here in southern Maine. I am really looking forward to some warmer weather, sunshine and the greening up of the landscape. Right now everything is brown and dead looking, with smatterings of snowbanks that haven’t yet melted. It will be good to see green grass and buds on the trees soon. I always fight my depression more in the winter too. Although this winter seemed to be a bit better on that front. I had my best friend Linda around a lot and she helped me snap out of my moods quite often. She wouldn’t LET me get sullen and depressed; she would refocus me on doing things to keep myself busy and not give me time to get bored, which often brings on the depression for me. I really thank my lucky stars that she is there for me. I’ve even come to depend upon her in many ways, which takes a large amount of trust for me to do. She’s shown me real friendship, and for that I am grateful.
The dogs, Nola and Lulu, are doing great. Of course they have been cooped up a lot with the inclement weather of winter too. I try to get them out of the house any chance I get, taking them with me in the truck whenever possible. They love to ride in the truck and are just as happy to wait for me in the truck when I get out to go into any place we stop at. Thankfully they are good dogs, don’t chew or destroy stuff and can be trusted to wait patiently while I get things done. As the days get warmer we will do more outings like going to the local beaches and parks for walks and outside time. They also have a nice pen outside of my house that they can safely be outside in during good weather, and to do their business every couple of hours. That pen is a lifesaver. I built it right out my back door, so all I have to do is open the door and they can scoot out into their yard, which is like 20′ x 40′ in size.
So, there you have it. A basic update about me. No politics. No deep questions. Just a little window into my more personal side. I’m healthy, happy and doing well. And I hope all of you are too! Peace! ~MB
Well, TrumpCare did NOT get voted on today. Seems that Donny Boy is having trouble garnering enough votes to get it passed, so he cancelled the voting so that he wouldn’t look worse when it got voted down. I wish they had voted on it, so it would have been killed. Trump is not happy with this, as one can imagine. He wanted to pass his descimating health care bill ON the 7th anniversary of the ACA (ObamaCare) being signed by President Obama. But, it backfired. He cannot get the votes needed to pass it because so many from his own party can see how horrible this AHCA will be for everyone.
They had meetings all day as he tried to apply pressure to representatives to vote his way. One of the meetings was on whether or not maternity care and mammograms should be considered “essential” treatments covered by all health insurance policies under the Republican proposal. NOT ONE WOMAN WAS IN THE ROOM, OR PART OF THE DISCUSSION ON THIS…NOT ONE. I personally find this highly disturbing. Women have been excluded entirely from all of Trumps agenda. But to have them also excluded from a discussion that DIRECTLY affects all of the women in the USA is horrible. It shows me that Trump is so threatened by women, that he wants to control all aspects of women, he wants to strip us of any freedom of choice or rights that we have. I am sure if he can manage it he will also try to take away women’s voting rights. The man is a seriously dangerous threat to all women.
Trump should not be allowed to continue with his “agenda” at all right now. He is under investigation for “collusion” with the Russians and it’s getting very serious. In my opinion, and in the opinion of many, he is an illegitimate president and should be halted from signing any more executive orders or pushing any more laws through until after this full investigation is over. But he seems to be trying to “fast track” things, like the AHCA and the Immigration Ban – I think because he KNOWS that his time is limited now; that he’s in deep, deep doo-doo and he’s going to be thrown out soon. Impeach the bastard.
If it were a Democratic president in office under these same circumstances right now the Republicans would be having a shit fit about him pushing any sort of legislation through while under investigation. So I think it’s only fitting to hold Trump and the Republican party to these same standards. It pisses me off that the Republicans seem to have this “high and mighty” idea that they are somehow “above the law” in so many respects. Just because they happen to hold a slight majority right now in the house and senate they think they have everything in their control. They are very narrow minded it seems, everything is about the almighty dollar and nothing is about compassion or caring about the people of this country. It must be a very sad thing to be a Republican. Very Sad.
I am praying hard for my country right now. Things are just going to get worse and the ride is going to be very bumpy for sure. When all of the nastiness comes out publically I think that it will divide us even more. There are so many people still that actually believe this outrageous liar called “president”. I am scared about what will happen; scared about possible riots and violence. I am scared that Trump will try something foolish, like trying to over throw our government in some way. He is very much acting like a dictator and is unwilling or unable to see that he is NOT above American law.
I’ve heard that TrumpCare will be postponed indefinitely, then I heard that they would try to put it to a vote on Friday. Trump will NOT let it go to vote unless he has a sure win in his pocket. I pray it will be blocked.
That’s it for tonight. Peace. ~MB