Thursday, September 10, 2020

The News

Big Cuter (and others) are pissed at Bob Woodward for keeping the information DJT revealed a secret until his book was published, but I don't think that would have made a difference.  Those who love him will continue to look at the bright side, those of us on the other side are not surprised.

But hearing it in his own voice...... I screamed at the tv, and I haven't done that in a looooong time.  

Of course, I haven't let DJT's voice into my house for a long time, either.  

Is anyone surprised at Woodward's revelations?  I would like to meet that person.  It seems to me that today, as in every day since I can remember, the news is preaching to the choir.

I'm so tired of my silo.

I want us all to get on the same page - this can be conquered if we are smart.

I have to believe that.  I'll go mad if I let my mind wander to the wilderness of pandemic forever, Trump reelected, schools and teams and mah jongg games on permanent hiatus after a brief flurry of openings followed quickly by Covid-closings. 

It's simple science.  It hasn't changed since the 14th century.  I don't understand why it is so controversial....  and then I scroll through Facebook and find someone asking if anyone knows anyone who died from HIV/AIDS or COVID and going on to declare that it's all made up by the lamestream media.

There are real humans who believe that hospitals are receiving thousands of extra dollars per Covid patient and so the numbers are vastly inflated...... while they ignore the refrigerated trucks serving as temporary morgues outside the coroners' office.  

I'm so angry right now.  It's not a helpful anger.  It's not a useful feeling. It's wormed its way into the corners of my brain and even typing to you isn't clearing it out.  

I'm listening to a webinar from Cornell on voter suppression.  That's not helping, either.

I'm going to get back on the phone with my son.  I'm going to stop listening to the news.  I'm going to make a yummy dinner from the limited number of supplies in the kitchen.  I'm going to crochet something soft and pretty.  And I'm going to eat an ice cream sundae, with Haagen Dazs and roasted walnuts and bananas and the remains of the last sorry looking peach in the fruit drawer.\

I hope that helps.  

I'll let you know.


  1. I am so angry. Actually, I have hate in my heart; for that man, for the people who voted for him, and for every member of the Republican party. Nicholas Kristal did a piece today on where the US ranks in the quality of life index; we're 28 and dropping. Our children get an education of par with Uzbekistan and Mongolia. It did not have to be this way, but it is.

    1. Yup. All that. I miss the America that had moral authority. We were never perfect, but we kept trying to get there. Now, with the rock turned over and the despicable crowd running free, I'm just embarrassed.

  2. Each new book, each new revelation, just affirms what we knew of DJT four years ago. But we couldn't convince his true believers then, and we can't now either. I share your frustration and anger, and I greatly fear it could happen again.

    1. I saw it coming then and I can see it coming now. I hope that people take this vote seriously. The R's are doing voter registration door to door while the D's are being socially responsible....oy.....

      It's all about turn out. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but...


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