Yes, I’m Angry

5B25D55D-D91C-409E-B0BC-B5B2E7829AA0I’m upset.

I’m frustrated.

I’m disappointed.

And I’m pissed.

Don’t worry, though

I’ll get over it.

Because what choice do I have?

There’s really very little I can do.

But I am hopeful that, eventually, the truth will out.

And decency and sanity will be restored.

I am optimistic that this madness will end.

I am counting on the survival of our republic.

But just in case I’m wrong

And Donald Trump gets re-elected

I will be exploring other countries to move to.

Being an expat might not be so bad

Compared to staying around

And witnessing the dissolution

Of the American republic.

30 thoughts on “Yes, I’m Angry

  1. crushedcaramel March 25, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    I have a sofa-bed. You can stay here with me in London, until you find a pad of your own. I am sure you would find English politics easy-going! Everyone agrees about everything here! No disagreements at all! LOL!!!

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 25, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    Having BEEN an expat for 10 years, I can tell you that it’s fine — as long as you don’t mind losing track of your friends and family “back home.” That’s what finally brought me home, the sense that I was losing track of everyone at home — and I realized I knew where home was — and it wasn’t there. It was here.

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    • Fandango March 25, 2019 / 8:01 pm

      Maybe I’ll do the expat thing until things here return to normal. If that’s even possible.

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  3. Paula Light March 25, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    I’m just gonna stay here and bitch and crab. It’s my country and I’m not leaving.

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  4. lifelessons March 25, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    I felt that way eighteen years ago when I moved to Mexico. I’m still here, ahead of my times, I guess. And it has only gotten worse. I had hopes for awhile, but. . . .

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  5. Sadje March 25, 2019 / 10:41 pm

    Being expat is not as difficult as seeing what is being done in the US

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  6. glenmckenzie(justabitfurther) March 26, 2019 / 2:50 am

    Gee, not much different here in Canada.

    Our Prime Minister, government and specifically the PMO(prime minister’s office) has found themselves neck-deep in a corruption and Obstruction of Justice scandal that will not go away, despite them shutting down a Justice Committee that was investigating it, plus a host of other nefarious actions to keep the lid on things. It ain’t working though. The media, the official Opposition Parties and the Canadian people just keep at it.

    The nut of it is, the government and specifically the Prime Minister and his office tried to influence the outcome of a criminal proceeding against a major company(SNC Lavalin) and employer (and hence potential)votes in the province of Quebec. Hence the Obstruction of Justice tag.

    This will likely result in a defeat of the current government in elections this fall if they can survive that long.

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    • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 7:08 am

      Interesting. I’ve been so focused on what is going on here on the States that I didn’t realize there were similar issues happening north of the border.

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      • glenmckenzie(justabitfurther) March 27, 2019 / 2:06 am

        Yup, sure are. They government blocked a motion at The Ethics Committee yesterday to investigate the mess. So far they have shut down both Justice Committee and the one yesterday. The Prime Minister(PM) and the governing Liberal Party are doing everything to cover this up and protect the PM. The country is demanding now that the RCMP(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) investigate.

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  7. James Pyles March 26, 2019 / 4:56 am

    I sort of feel the same way about moving from California to Idaho, which will be 25 years ago this August. 😉

    Actually, of late, my wife, who is Jewish, has been talking about moving to Israel if antisemitism in the US (and Canada and Europe) gets too bad. Given that certain freshmen members of Congress have been absolutely blatant about their antisemitism and that the larger body of Congressional Democrats have done little or nothing to curb this sentiment, I’m wondering if that’ll be sooner rather than later?

    Trump will be gone in two to six years max, but people like Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be with us for forty or fifty years, more than enough time to turn the U.S. into an antisemitic version of Venezuela.

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    • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 7:34 am

      I think there’s a fine line between expressing opposition to the Israeli government’s policies and practices and being antisemitic. I know many Jews who are aghast at some of the things that Netanyahu and the right-wing Israeli government are doing, but they’re obviously not antisemitic. Yet I can see how criticism of the American Jewish community for its financial support can cause some to think they support Israel, right or wrong, above the United States. I feel the same way about Republicans who have a blind loyalty to Donald Trump over what is in the best interests of our country and our democratic republic. Did I get off topic? Sorry about that.

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      • James Pyles March 26, 2019 / 7:41 am

        A fine line and they crossed it. My wife calls liberal Jews who seek the destruction of Israel “self-hating Jews” since it is vital to Jewish survival for them to have their own state and defend it. The original topic, which many celebrities declared but didn’t follow through on, is leaving the U.S. at least while Trump is President, and I segued into moving to Israel to escape an antisemitic America.

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        • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 8:47 am

          I don’t equate opposing the current political policies and practices of the Israeli government under Netanyahu with “seeking the destruction of Israel.” I am appalled by the current political policies and practices of the US government under Trump, but I don’t seek the destruction of the United States.

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    • Marleen March 26, 2019 / 1:02 pm

      I left California thirty-one years ago this June… mainly because of housing prices. Although we could afford something decent, I wanted a bigger yard for my first child and growing family. Sadly, also, California eliminated their program for people born in California — that, if I remember correctly, they could go to a state college without paying tuition. That wasn’t part of our thinking on moving, yet it makes California less attractive now. But, yeah, I don’t hate California and am not anti-Californian.

      As for Donald Trump and anti Semitism, that excuse of a man has said anti-Semitic things. But he’s a Republican —therefore he, like Netanyahu (not Republican but right-wing authoritarian), is the messiah; or close enough [current pseudoMessiah], as in the parallel or type of an ungodly Old Testament king doing god’s will (if you check their internal talking points, that’s not something I made up out of the blue). And the Trumps wear expensive clothes [even if made in China], so they must be pretty.

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  8. paeansunplugged March 26, 2019 / 5:12 am

    I would ask you to shift to India but would better wait for elections which are round the corner. If the outcome is favourable you can shift here. Will keep you posted.

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  9. Melanie B Cee March 26, 2019 / 8:14 am

    I want to do that too, ‘cept I’m too poor. It’s money that makes the wheels turn, and if you don’t have much, well you just might be forked. Still staying here, because I’m reliant on that idiot and his cronies for my money is scary as hell. Maybe I’ll look into buying some on-line cyanide. I don’t think whatever they cough up for candidates is gonna be much better, in fact, given the choices things most likely will get worse. But I’m with you in the opinion that that pile of orange shit needs to be ousted. Him and his ugly family.

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  10. rugby843 March 26, 2019 / 10:33 am

    My middle son, turning fifty in October feels the same. He and his wife have had nothing but problems with the immigration grinder. She is a businesswoman from Canada, for Pete’s sake and it took three years before they could marry and after five years of hassle, they are still having to report, file expensive paperwork, etc today. Her parents still live in France and they’ll be moving in a year or two just for these reasons; where my son will be accepted much more easily. I have personal reasons to be upset with laws and the way they are twisted and this is just one example. It’s not improving with T in office. I feel your pain.

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  11. Asbestos Dust March 26, 2019 / 2:50 pm

    Oh, Donald again? There wasn’t anything there. I figured once you sorted that out, you’d be fine, so I expected all the “angry” rant was going to be over the actual criminals who have real, actual evidence against them who were taking a dump on the system and were still walking away unscathed. I just checked in to see if it was Smollett or Hillary who’d got your ass up this time.

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    • Marleen March 26, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Hillary? She lost her campaign to be President. [And, although Trump and other Republicans keep talking like she never got investigated, she did. Too bad he’s not getting investigated like she was on Benghazi. And too bad he gets to be even more reckless with government communications.] The question now is how to protect our elections — except that’s a question for people who actually think democracy is a good idea; oh well. Oligarchs rule.

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    • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      There’s plenty of “there” there, and eventually the truth will come out. As to Hillary, get over it.

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        • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 4:59 pm

          Not at all. Trump is a traitor. Hillary was not.

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          • Asbestos Dust March 26, 2019 / 5:10 pm

            No, y’see, Trump isn’t a traitor just ’cause you think it — there’s this EVIDENCE thing you have to deal with. And I never said Hillary was a traitor — I said she was a CRIMINAL. Whole different thing, and, of course, we’re back to that “lots of evidence” thing. Her only accomplishment is being an unindicted felon who managed to lose an election to the most disliked man in recent history EVEN WHEN SHE CHEATED TO DO IT. Astounding, actually.

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            • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 5:20 pm

              Trump continues to do Putin’s bidding even against the advice of his national security advisors and puts strongman dictators and autocrats on a pedestal while demeaning allied leaders. Trump acts like a mob boss at the head of a criminal enterprise and he lies like a rug. By comparison, Hillary is a saint.

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            • Asbestos Dust March 26, 2019 / 5:40 pm

              No, Trump is a mouthbreaing idiot. Hillary is a power-hungry criminal. Totally different space.

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            • Fandango March 26, 2019 / 6:41 pm

              You think Hillary is a power-hungry criminal? And Trump isn’t? Wow, what planet do you live on?

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            • Asbestos Dust March 26, 2019 / 7:01 pm

              This one right here — the one where what I want doesn’t make fact, even to me. The one where choices with bad options are still choices to be made, and the one where I don’t allow myself to be blinded by ideology. The world I live in is the one where a traffic-cone-orange dumbass is still head and shoulders above the the dangerous, duplicitous religious totems worshiped by the ever-believing faith-based “atheist” left. This real world right here, y’know?

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  12. Troy Headrick March 26, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    I’m an American–at least my passport makes this claim–but I lived as a expat for nearly twenty years and loved nearly every minute of it. Since I’m married to an Egyptian, that’s always an option again, especially if the feces hits the fan, and that’s looking ever more likely.

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