Get Off of My Lawn!

hiresIf I had a lawn, which, living in the city, I don’t, I would be the epitome of that cantankerous old man who would yell from his front door, “Hey, you kids, get off of my lawn!”

It’s a natural byproduct of the aging process. The older you get, the more crotchety, cranky, and cantankerous you get. And there’s a good reason for that. When you have many fewer years ahead of you than behind you, you just don’t have the patience (or the time) to suffer fools, to kowtow to idiocy, and to silently abide by stupidity.

And that is why I have so much antipathy toward Donald Trump and all of the GOP enablers and sycophants in Congress and in his cabinet. We have a president who is mean, vindictive, divisive, nasty, and moronic. He is turning the United States from a representative democracy into an autocracy. Meanwhile, we have Republicans in Congress, the branch of the government that is supposed to serve as a check and balance against excessive president power, sitting by and turning a blind eye at the illegal and unconscionable acts of Trump.

One doesn’t have to be particularly brilliant to see what’s happening. Donald Trump is power-hungry and will stop at nothing to consolidate that power and tighten the reins on those who speak out against him. Every day, it seems, he says or does something that tops the crazy things he’d previously said or done. And it’s so very disheartening.

I may be old and cantankerous. And if I did have a lawn and those young whippersnappers were treading all over my finely manicured grass, you’re darn tootin’ I’d be out there yelling at them to get off my lawn.

But when it come to Donald Trump, I have no blurred thoughts at all. He needs to be removed from office as soon as possible.

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (cantankerous), Your Daily Word Prompt (brilliant), Ragtag Daily Prompt (hungry), and Word of the Day Challenge (tops). Also for Go Dog Go Café’s Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge (blurred thoughts).

9 thoughts on “Get Off of My Lawn!

  1. KC April 9, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    Not gonna happen.
    Save your cranky-britches bitch’in for a time when it will serve you well.
    I empathize, in case you get another impression here.

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  2. Paula Light April 9, 2019 / 4:01 pm

    I hear ya. I feel it’s only a matter of time before he begins questioning the rights of citizens to be here too, if they don’t support him. Who will stop him?

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong April 9, 2019 / 5:33 pm

    I just don’t want this to be the LAST government I see. That would be too, too cruel.

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  4. Melanie B Cee April 10, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Well all that is left is hope. Maybe that orange pile of dog poop will stroke out and die. Thereby getting ‘off the lawn’ permanently!!

    Now, I have a provocative question for YOU, because you’re plugged in (as is Marilyn and if she cares to answer all the better): Do you know of or have you heard of a new tax law that lowers the amount a retiree (or those of us on disability who are forcibly retired) can ‘make’ in a year to $6,000? I know an elderly woman who glimpsed a news story recently, but didn’t get the gist of what they said and now she can’t remember where she saw it (TV News story). I’ve done a pretty extensive search trying to find out and sadly enough the red tape and b.s. surrounding the taxes one pays is still as puzzling as it ever was. I stopped being taxed in 2017 due to the fact that I was well under the ceiling for income AND my income is from the government anyway. I wasn’t planning to file this year either, but now am concerned about that. I did see several articles about the amount one can defer to their IRA and/or 401K (if anyone still has those), which has been limited to $6000. Unless I mis-understood it, which is entirely possible.

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    • Fandango April 10, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      I’m sorry, but I haven’t heard of that $6,000 limit. I’ll do a little research to see if I can find anything and, if I do, I’ll let you know.


  5. Scotty’s Keep April 11, 2019 / 10:29 am

    By the we reach old age – which is where I am – we’ve been shoved far enough.

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