“His Effective Presidency”

President Trump Speaks At The Republican National Committee Winter MeetingIf you needed more evidence that the Republican Party is made up of spineless, gutless, unscrupulous sycophants, then you need to read this:

The Republican Party’s governing body is set to offer its “undivided support” for Donald Trump and his “effective presidency,” lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign.

The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full membership Friday.

The expression of support comes as Trump’s re-election campaign is taking steps to scare off any potential primary challenger in 2020.

“His effective presidency”? Seriously, what has his presidency been effective at?

  • Promoting divisiveness?Spewing hateful rhetoric?
  • Lying constantly and continuously to the American public?
  • Turning America’s back on our allies while embracing our adversaries?
  • Separating immigrant children from their parents?
  • Manufacturing a crisis on our southern border?
  • Rolling back environmental protections?
  • Attempting to take away health care benefits from millions of Americans?
  • Striving to take away women’s heath care rights?
  • Obstructing justice?
  • Colluding with Russia?
  • Removing/reducing Russian sanctions?
  • Shutting down the federal government for the longest period ever (so far)?

If these Republicans truly believe that this presidency has been effective and that Donald Trump has earned their undivided support, then it is pretty clear that the goal of the Republican Party is nothing short of the destruction of the American democracy.

I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

100WW — The Hoarder’s Library

a18071b7-0f17-4ed0-9b82-6c0491efa231He was a loner, infrequently leaving his home. Social interactions, even with his own family, were rare.

They knew he was a voracious reader and suspected that he was a bit of a hoarder. But it wasn’t until after his passing that they could understand how extreme his isolation was.

He had immersed himself in his books and had taken copious notes in each one, supporting the theory that he actually read them all.

But now he was gone and the time had come for his surviving relatives to clean out the contents and sell the old house.

(99 words)

Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Darwin Vehger. Also for these prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (extreme), Ragtag Daily Prompt (immerse), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (copious), and Daily Addictions (theory).

No Words Wednesday

CEF6B46C-D06C-435D-B3C1-C84A772FADAE.jpegThis picture is part of a challenge called “No Words Wednesday” from Sazz.

The idea of this challenge is to post a picture of a famous monument of your city, preferably unedited and original in nature, without any caption or words, in order to let the picture speak on its own and so readers can imagine their own interesting story of that picture.

(I think I’m not even supposed to say what the picture is of or in what city it was taken. Any guesses? And is this too many words?)

In Other Words —The Partnership

b07090f4-8154-4c8d-958c-988ab9b48b34We were supposed to be partners, just you and me.

There for each other through thick and thin.

But everything changed in the blink of an eye.

You started staying away, not saying where you’d been.

I never thought that our partnership would so quickly die.

Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “partners.”