Looking For A Little Balance

There was some funny stuff on FB this morning. There was a video taken by a guy who tied a bike to a string and waited for people to steal it. When they did and got about 50 feet away, down a steep hill, the string ran out and they went flying off the bike. Ok, it looked painful. So that wasn’t funny. Maybe their necks got broken because they stole a bike. I guess that’s not so funny……

There was a meme, it said, “What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired…..” Yes, I can laugh at that because I am. Retired. Yesterday, Monday, I walked at the beach, I bought a piece of old driftwood for my friend to make a sign on to put by my front door. The sign will say “Avalon”. I then went to the Veterans Art Center and picked up my friend and we went for a pizza buffet. It was 87° and sunny. Summer weather. Yep, I was happy.

I think that was it. Most of my feed on FB totally disturbs me. Like, the EPA’s plan to allow the unrestricted dumping of fracking waste water into the Gulf of Mexico. WHAT? Did you see the pics I put up of the beautiful Gulf the other day, shades of turquoise and white sandy beaches? Imagine it, full of fracking waste water. Nice brownish gray, the beaches the same color, at least to the high tide line. And dead fish and other sea life making that tide line.

Then there was our Tweeter-in-chief saying “We need to start winning wars again.” I can’t even possibly go to that mindset. I thought we needed to continue trying to eliminate war, through caring, educating, feeding, helping, loving our fellow man. God I’m such a Pollyanna. Now we have a president who wants to win wars, not stop them. And he has a band of monkeys in Congress who will follow him into hell.

Then there is an article, on Rachel Maddow’s page, exposing Paul Ryan’s with a forked tongue, trying to back up the Orange One at the same time trying to distance himself. Knowing, I’m sure, that at some point the whole thing is going to crash in on him, and he wants to be able to prove his deniability. He really is a snake. A disgusting one. He should be leading the charge to make tRump accountable, he’s the frigging Speaker of the House. Instead he’s slithering on his belly.

There is Tweeter-in-chief telling the EPA that they have to determine if the Obama directives for the environment hurt the economy. Because you know, the economy is a tangible thing. And what the outcome to our earth doesn’t matter, because he’s 70 and will be dead by the time the outcome manifests.

There’s an article about how esteemed psychologists and psychiatrists are evaluating tRumps mental state, his fitness to hold office. And another one where a group of esteemed lawyers are trying to get KellyAnne Conway disbarred for all the lies she’s told. That stuff is I guess, half way funny, except that it’s all true, the president is unstable to the max and wants to win wars, and has his hand on the nuclear codes. And her…well she’s just a fly in the ointment, but deserves to be held accountable for making stuff up to the country. Like, the Bowling Green Massacre..

Ok….there was some other funny stuff. A kangaroo frolicking in the waves on an idyllic beach in Australia. There was a dog who talks back to it’s master. There was a video of a little girl, telling her father that she told the teacher that there was lots of weed at their house. Weed, she showed him, like in the grass. She was adorable.

I need the funny stuff, to balance out the incredibly awful stuff that is going on in this country at the moment. I don’t watch the news much, because it’s basically all there is, is bad news about the path this narcissistic psychopath has taken us on. Sometimes I don’t want to know anymore about it. Just that my level gets “full” and I can’t wrap my head around any more of it. I’m showing my age, by my inability to deal with this shit.

How did so many people get to so much power that are so fucking nuts? We elected them. We didn’t pay any attention to the gerrymandering of districts in swing states. Half of us didn’t give a shit enough to even vote. As if inaction removes one from accountability when a psychopath pushes the wrong button. All my life, at least as an adult, I’ve been preaching that inaction is also an action. So, the folks that didn’t vote allowed this to go on, by their indifference to the fact that it would. Just like Paul Ryan and all of his cronies inaction in regard to stopping this madness won’t save their jobs when the thing implodes.

Well, I’m done with it today. I have done my part, raised my voice, tried to be heard. My mind just can’t accommodate dealing with any more of this for awhile. I’m going do my morning meditation, to go get a back massage for the damaged disks in my neck and back, and take a walk by the water. My shed is almost finished, so I may be able to move some of this stuff out of my house by the end of the day, stuff that belongs in the shed. Listen to some music. Talk to people I love. Who knows, maybe work on my taxes. Try to remember that the world is still a beautiful place, the Orange one has not changed that yet.

Love and light, all.

11 responses to “Looking For A Little Balance

  1. I am with you here, although I am only watching it all from afar, I am horrified at what is going on in the US; I never thought Americans would actually go and vote for this… person. I am, as many others, (including our politicians here) also very afraid of what it will entail for Europe’s future… a LOT of people here in Europe got really nervous when Trump seemed to be friendly with Russia’s Putin (another madman who probably has a lot of “dreams of conquering” like a lot of dictators ofnthe past). Europe has always been a strong, strong ally and friend of the US and it has brought stability to the world for a long time, in my opinion. Now, things seem much more uncertain for the world as a whole.. also, Trump’s ignoring of environmental hazards that all of Earth are facing, has journalists going crazy over here, writing that we are all doomed if the president of the US does not take it seriously when it comes to caring about the environment. Oh lord it really is depressing. But we have to keep our hopes up that he will be removed from power in 4 years, or hopefully sooner, by some scandal.. I hope his actions wull also leads to ordinary Americans rising up and protesting so much he will have to resign somehow… hugs 💙😨

      • There is.. there is a strong extreme right wing movement here, and I think it is being fueled by the fact that we do get so many refugees into Europe now, from Syria… where my country (Sweden) has taken an extreme amount of responsibility in caring for these refugees (vs. how many (few) we are who actually live ib this country.. it boils down to essentially, that Sweden and Germany have been the only 2 countries in Europe who have taken any real responsibility… it is very sad… Our neighbours, Finland, Norway and Denmark, have accepted only perhaps 5 – 10% of the number of refugees we have taken in, in my country. Unfortunately, since we are only 10 million citizens in my country, the government has bow had to stop their previous generous policy… so no one knows what becomes of the majority of the Syrian refugees now…. 😥

        At times like these: you really do get some gratitude towards existence, I think… sometimes when I think lf all those refugees dying ob the Mediterranean Sea, I am awed by the luck I have, to already live in safety..

        We still have to fight so thst tRump does not stay in power though! 🌹⚘

        • This is the second time in my life I’ve been afraid in this country. The first was when I was in college and the Vietnam war protests were becoming violent. The weekend after 4 students were killed at Kent State, I was as in my exs dorm and it was tear-gassed. I was afraid then too. But this is much more insidious now. It’s cloaked in rhetoric and lies compound lies and so many people can’t get through to the truth of what’s happening.

  2. I agree with you 100% Deb…. it is all so crazy it would be funny if it wasn’t all true… very sad state of affairs. I don’t watch the news anymore, just get updates on social media, that is all I can take right now. so very sick …

  3. I don’t think you’re a Pollyanna. You just want us to survive and flourish. I hope the EPA folks will consider the long term effects on the economy and not just the short term ones.

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