Reprinted from May 3, 2017
I feel like the crow in The Secret of NIMH.
I try hard to focus on one thing, one aspect of the man called Trump. There are so many “sparklies” vying for my attention, I find myseIf constantly flying in this or that direction and having to circle back. I’ll try to reel myself in, perhaps tie a restraint about my ankle to hold me down. Did you know a group of crows is called a “murder”? Seems rather a macabre beginning to my post, but somehow appropriate. Oh dear. See! I digress.
I can’t help but love this quote from Republican Senator Bob Corker, who was once on Trump’s short list to become Vice President.
Am I the only one for whom the vision of an irate school teacher chastising a fifth grader for tweeting obscenities at school comes to mind?
The Trump Tweets are not merely amusing . . .
They are frightening and reveal a complete lack of emotional maturity on the part of this man we now call Mr. President. At this point, Trump is so desperate for a health care plan and Mexico border wall win that he said, “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” The cost of a government shutdown is not on par with a trip to your local Walmart. According to an April, 2017 CNN report, the last government shutdown was for 16 days in late 2013 and cost the US over $2 billion in lost productivity.
Yes. I follow @realDonaldTrump, but don’t think that makes me a fan. It’s just the best way to keep up with what he’s doing now — and every day, because believe me he’s going to tweet it. The man just can’t help himself. Some express annoyance at bloggers — like me — who bombast our “President”, but seriously he does a great job himself. We just have to call it out.
Here are some of my favorites. Hmmm is favorites the right word? It’s kind of like hitting the Facebook “like” button when Auntie Marie kicks the bucket. Just doesn’t seem right.
This one is hot off the press today and begs the question. If the President can’t get his way with a proper vote of House and Senate, is he supposed to be able to just change the rules to suit his ends?
Am I the only one that recalls eight years of Republican obstructionist government?
This is apparently in support of a claim made by White House budget director Mike Mulvaney stating he didn’t understand the Democrat’s failure to support the Trump wall when they did just ten years ago. But that wasn’t a brick and mortar wall covering 1,000 – 2,000 miles, measuring 35 – 50 feet in height. It was a fence covering a selective 700 miles and was seen as the lesser of two evils at a time when it was that or declare all illegal aliens in the U.S. felons. Apples? Oranges? Anyone?
I’m about 100% certain that no Democrat wants illegals flooding our borders, but then we don’t want to tear apart families or keep out people who have already passed our stringent requirements for entering the U.S. One really has to question the effectiveness of a wall over such a large area. It may be 35-50 feet tall, but how deep are you going to dig it? There is always a way.
I understand the need to control our borders, but question the overwhelming costs for such a venture when at the same time up to ten million people may go without health care and low-income families face loss of assistance. Check here for a complete lists of vital programs on the Trump chopping block.
Oh dear. I promised. I feel a jerk on that ankle chain. Focus woman!
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