#JusJoJan — It Was Me

C84DCD49-EEE3-4291-9C43-2A88D9F9C773So today’s word for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt is “aggravate.” What? Yesterday’s word was “humiliate” and today’s is “aggravate”? Now that’s kind of aggravating, isn’t it? Who would suggest such a word? Oh wait. It was me!

I must have been aggravated about something on December 27th when I responded to Linda’s post asking for words to use for her #JusJoJan thingie. Otherwise, why would I have suggested the word “aggravate”? I don’t recall today what is was that had aggravated me on that particular day, so it probably wasn’t really all that aggravating.

I am not easily aggravated. I think of myself as being fairly easy going and even tempered. I pride myself on being logical, rational, and reasonable. I try not to be ruled by my emotions, particularly negative or destructive emotions.

But something happened yesterday that really aggravated me. Donald Trump, in a meeting with a half a dozen members of Congress in the Oval Office, was discussing how to protect immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.

At one point during the meeting, our apparently frustrated president asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Then he added, “We should have more people from places like Norway.”

Yes, the President of the United States referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shitholes.”

So brown and black people from “shitholes” like Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa should be either sent back if they’re already in the United States, or not be permitted to immigrate to the US. But people from Norway, a predominantly white country, are welcome to come to Trump’s America to help make it great again.

This from the leader of the free world. From perhaps the most important man in the world.

If Linda had asked me today to suggest a word for #JusJoJan, I wouldn’t have suggested “aggravate.”

I would have suggested “ashamed.”

Note from Fandango: Linda’s post today said the word I proposed was “aggravation,” which is somewhat aggravating because the word I actually suggested was “aggravate.” But it’s Linda’s blog and it’s my word, so either one, “aggravate” or “aggravation,” will be fine.

20 thoughts on “#JusJoJan — It Was Me

  1. thebackyardpoet January 12, 2018 / 6:10 am

    A just response to the prompt, and the actions of the honorary leader of the KKK.

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  2. Sight11 January 12, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I sometime think it’s a good thing that he is not an intelligent person. After all the last thing we want is a Despotic President of USA. His stupidity reaffirms the believe that even in a Democratic setup mistakes can be made and hopefully rectified.

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    • Fandango January 12, 2018 / 11:31 am

      He’s not intelligent, but he’s doing everything he can to be despotic.

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  3. BuzzCut January 12, 2018 / 10:27 am

    DJ cannot conceive the idea that people from places like Norway wouldn’t move here if he paid them. Some people recognize when they’re in a better place.

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    • Fandango January 12, 2018 / 11:33 am

      My thoughts exactly. Why would people from Norway want to immigrate to this country when Trump is POTUS?

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  4. scr4pl80 January 12, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Extremely aggravating to me that he is still in office.

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  5. LindaGHill January 12, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I can well imagine that it would be aggravating to have him as your leader. I hope we never end up with a prime minister like him, but who could have guessed someone like that orangutan could have taken over for Obama? God, I miss Obama.
    Again, I’m so sorry for messing up your word. My only excuse was that I was exhausted when I scheduled the post last night; even that’s not much of an excuse. I’ll do my best to come up with something to make it up to you, shall I?
    Thanks so much for the prompt! 🙂

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    • Fandango January 12, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Don’t worry about it. It’s really not a big deal. I know you’ve got a lot on your plate, so stop beating yourself up. Shit happens!

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  6. William January 16, 2018 / 2:12 am

    Hello, I’m just joining in justjotjan but i found your prompt word tricky and just included it the opening line in a other post for diff. one, sorry about that. Maybe should try harder or something? Just saying hi and having a look at the prompt pickers blogs etc. I see the picgback worked so if you wanna look please come on by to my blog, if not that’s cool and have a good one, cheers 🙂

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  7. Marleen September 15, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Oh, Fandango: good ending.

    I was going to say:
    … part of a bipartisan immigration ordeal.

    I do like the word “aggravate” like the favorite word of one son is “indubitably.”

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    • Fandango September 15, 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Indubitably is an excellent word.


    • Marleen September 15, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      (I like “indefatigable” better than ” indubitable.”)

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