Friday, November 25, 2016

Yesterday I posted this:
Part of what makes America exceptional has been the unique mixing together in one place of cultures and creeds, religions and races. On this day when we celebrate Americans welcoming European immigrants we chose to have a non-traditional meal. We ate corned beef hash infused with Southwest flavors by adding a bag of Fritos Corn Chips and pasta covered in five different kinds of cheese, a true melting pot, covered in potato chips (thanks for the tips, April).

and this:
Florence Henderson died. 2016 is just shameless.

on the day that the picture was, "We are all women," I posted this from

Before It's Available on Facebook

Over the next few days it's going to be:

I've been changing my profile picture every day recently. So far, it's been these.

Not About The Trump

Over on Facebook, I've been mostly posting political rants.
Here's one that's specifically not political:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

There Are Two Topics To Avoid. Let's Put Them Together In One Blog Post.

I assumed that by now, with the election over, I'd be back to talking about other things that irritate me but, no, I'm still rattling on like a train that keeps going even though it's off the rails.
I heard a story today. It seems when Billy Graham was alone on an elevator and a woman got on, rather than be alone with a woman which could lead to rumor or temptation, he would grab the door and step back off. Interesting to contrast that with our President-elect and wonder what he grabs.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I forgot to post this one here yesterday

On Facebook, I am seeing people say that the election is over, and now it’s time to come together. I get that. It’s the only way forward for our country.
But, it’s really hard for me to imagine I can still be friends with people that voted for Trump. I disagreed with people that voted for Romney, both Dan Sullivans, Parnell, and, of course, Don Young, but I understood that they had a different vision of government and society than I did. Friends can do that.

The people that voted for Trump knew that he bragged about assaulting women, that he lied about things that could easily be fact checked and didn’t stop lying even when he was shown the truth;  that he didn’t pay taxes on his billions, that his policies were incoherent and contradictory. They knew that he was so easily baited that his aides had to take away his Twitter account.
I don’t think you can say that Trump had any vision of government or society at all. He had no fixed positions on anything. Well, almost anything. He seemed to hate people of color, Muslims, women, reporters, refugees, sometimes gays and sometimes abortions. And that’s just what  came to mind in a few seconds of thought.

His supporters agreed with all of that and added Jews. He and his campaign retweeted Klan members and Nazis.  I don’t know if I would  be brave enough to shelter a refugee family.  But I’m also not sure I want to associate with the people that voted for the candidate of the people that killed Anne Frank instead of the people trying to save her.

Okay, 11/22/63 Really Didn't Make The Point I Was Trying To Make

I know a lot of people are upset, but I've read at least three variations of this story. Soon, the hero is going to go back in time and keep the butterfly from getting stepped on, or kill Oswald, or protect Cedric and everything will be back to the way it's supposed to be. Oh, or Whoopie Goldberg will stop the Klingon defeat of Starfleet, that's four times in history, at least, that it's worked out fine. So come on, hero, I know suspense is part of the dystopian future genre, but this isn't fun anymore.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

One More I Just Posted

Okay, on a different note, at the election yesterday, our neighbor was telling her boyfriend that I was, "The man with the raised garden beds." I thanked her for not saying, "You know, the guy whose dog barks all the time."

Most Of My Facebook Posts And Comments From The Last 18 Hours

I posted this when I first got home from working at the polling place:Oh look, I have a bottle of wine. And a remote to mute the TV. Because I don't want to listen to or think about the fact that I live in a country that elects the candidate that was endorsed by both the Klan AND the Nazis. Good night everyone.
Response to a comment: Right? We could have just skipped WW II if we're going to ELECT fascists.

I went to bed, but I couldn’t really sleep due to a combination of rage and despair so I posted:“I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black”
Response from Dave Oberg: Do You mean black as clean, clean coal?

My response to a post allowing that Trump would be moderated by the GOP Congresspeople that are "horrified by him":
Not so horrified that they unendorsed him. The next time they vote to repeal the ACA, it's gone; gut the VRA, done; sell fully automatic weapons in school lunchrooms, don't mind if I do; confirm troglodyte Justices, before lunch.
My response to the idea that not all Trump supporters are bigots: I'm not a bigot, I support the candidate endorsed by the Klan and the Nazis for completely unbigoted reasons. His supporters are Klan members, Nazis and, I assume, some good people.

Response to the question, “How did Margaret Stock Do?": 
She came in third. It turns out that it's hard to overcome millions of dollars of corporate PAC money with a bunch of scrappy amateurs. I guess we should have been scrappier.

Finally, for the moment, I posted:
Here’s another reason we need to adopt a change to our first past the post system* of voting; the Sweet Meteor of Death wasn't even on my ballot and I certainly would have picked that 5th before Trump. Anyway, it's always darkest before the dawn, which is an old bromide that assumes science-y things like planetary rotation that we don't need in our new post-fact society.
*Apparently Maine did that last night. One down, forty-nine to go.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Weather Report

It's raining here in November, but Global Climate Change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. Probably to sell umbrellas.