Saturday, January 28, 2017

May Day!!

Having read the post of John Gartner, a Johns Hopkins’ psychotherapist, who confirms our president is a “malignant narcissist”, something most of us already knew. I recognize that our country is in d.d.d. (deep do-do). How can we get rid of Trump? Pence comes next followed by Paul Ryan.  What we need is Superman or Bat Man or Spider Man or an aggressive Democrat or even a moderate Republican.  May Day, May Day, May Day!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day

Donald J. Trump comes on the scene like a dictatorial Mussolini, playing with social media and trumpeting the personal pronoun. His disregard of American traditions and flouting nepotism shows his contempt for his opponents and supporters alike. The fanfare of ruffles, flourishes, and Hail to the Chief, reserved for our Commander in Chief, should be retitled Hail to the Creep. The next four years appear to be a sentence, punishment for our neglect, responsibility, and duty to exercise our franchise.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hilton Head Hiatus

Just finished reading Bob Woodward’s excellent book, The Last of the President’s Men in which he interviews Alexander Butterfield, the man who revealed the secret tapes in the Oval Office.  This led to Nixon’s resignation putting an end to the Watergate Affair. This book is a timely coda to the present daily media feeding frenzy , which I imagine, most Americans are obliged to endure. Last night, on a TV news channel program, Joe Biden challenged Trump “Grow up, Donald, grow up! Become an adult and show us what you can do . . . “

I’m here in South Carolina with Connie and Ray, my guide dog, dodging Connecticut cold, ice and snow for the fourth year. We love the Low Country, immortalized by the novels of Pat Conroy, with its friendly folk, Gullah Community, restaurants, and cultural opportunities.  This is also a great place to wait with bated  breath to listen to Obama’s Farewell Address and to see if Donald Trump is really sworn in, and  hear his Inauguration Speech to a Republican Congress. Then, we can watch the Republican’s squirm as they try to substitute a healthcare program for the Obamacare they have sworn to repeal .

Glad they have beaches here.