Post 337 – Making Some Adjustments…

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Well, it’s been a long time between posts. This is mostly due to me having to deal with chemotherapy and spending a week in the hospital due to a secondary infection. My husband was also in the hospital at the same time. In fact, he was in there a week before I landed there. Eventually, the staff put us in the same room. We were the talk of Med/Surg!

I want to continue this blog, but I’m going to have to make some adjustments. For one thing, my illness has made me realize just how unimportant politics is in the grand scheme of things when you are fighting for your health! It is all I can do to get through what’s required. Don’t misunderstand. I still find national politics fascinating, and I’m still following it. I still resist Trump and all for which he stands. However, I’m finding it easier to laugh at Trump’s absurdities, and not take it too seriously.

As you can see, I’m not counting the weeks any more. I’ve picked up the number 337 and will continue with that as post numbers since I may not be posting here as regularly as I used to. At least until I get through chemo, surgery, and radiation. This could take a while.

Another change, one that caters to my condition, is that I’m going to call the pretender “Trump” from now on, rather than “SCROTUS” (which stood for So Called Ruler of the US). Trump is easier to type, and my hands are a little shaky from treatments.

Trump’s legal problems seem to be mounting. I am waiting for official actions from people who count, like Mueller, before forming any opinions. I’ve read a lot of articles, lots of Twitter comments, and lots of posts on Facebook. I see a lot of speculation, and not a lot of substantive news. Cohen was the big news last week. He is going to prison, and has been quite vocal about Trump, what meetings he was part of, what he knew about illegal payments and Russia’s interest in the campaign, and when. There may be more investigation based on Cohen’s information.

Meantime, not much has changed as far as our position in the world is concerned. Trump is quickly isolating himself from other world leaders (even more than he was before). He gave the crown prince of Saudi Arabia a pass for murdering a Saudi journalist who worked for WashPo and resided in the US. The midterms came and went, and the Dems took the US House of Reps, thank heaven. Once the election was over, we suddenly no longer heard (from Trump) about the evil hoards attacking our southern border. And on, and on, and on…..

There was an entertaining bit from the White House. Trump invited Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to the WH for a talk about funding his border wall. Trump is willing to shut down the federal government if he does not get $5Billion for the wall. This is the type of meeting usually held behind closed doors. Pelosi and Schumer arrive to find the meeting is going to be televised live! Pelosi and Schumer offered to take the meeting private, but Trump refused. I think he thought he was going to out argue the Dem leaders and embarrass them on live TV, thus making the people insist the wall be funded.

Well, it didn’t quite turn out that way. To put it bluntly, and without going into details, the Dem leaders schooled Trump. Pelosi was particularly effective. She actually scolded Trump on live TV, treating him like the spoiled toddler he is. Pelosi came across as calm, collected, dignified, and completely prepared and competent. If there was ever any doubt that she should be Speaker of the House, it was dispelled in that meeting.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m getting tired and want to make an entry in my other blog, http://www.weightloss4charity.com.  Not sure when the next entry will be, but I will return!

Until next time…..

 

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