It’s Mueller Time

E613AB6F-E8DE-4F3C-97AB-F2FECCD3B177I am tired of hearing Trump, all of the Fox News sycophants, and Trump’s Republican lapdogs pontificate about how the Mueller Report “fully and totally exonerated” him. They’re making that claim without having read the actual report. They are basing their braying and crowing exclusively on a brief, four page summary prepared by Trump’s cherrypicked Attorney General, William Barr.

And Barr is doing exactly what Trump hired him to do: spew his politically-motivated, whitewashed pablum designed solely to insulate and protect Trump.

Okay, I admit it. I hate Donald Trump. I’ll even go so far as to say I hate him with a vengeance that I’ve never felt before towards anyone. When I see that man perform on TV to the cheers of his ignorant groupies, it literally turns my stomach.

So it’s Mueller time. It’s time for Robert Mueller — the Special Counsel who just completed a two year investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential cooperation and coordination with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, and to then obstruct the investigation into that coordination — to step up and to end his silence. It’s time for Mueller to offer his perspicacious insights, unfiltered by Trump lackeys, into what his investigations actually uncovered.

It’s time for Robert Mueller to let the sunshine in, to let the truth grow and flower. I need to hear Robert Mueller, himself, say that he found no evidence that Donald Trump in any way colluded with Russians, that Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in any way, and that Donald Trump did nothing criminal. Only then I will accept Mueller’s conclusions.

But no matter what Mueller says, I will still hate Donald Trump with an unbridled passion.

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pontificate), Word of the Day Challenge (vengeance), Ragtag Daily Prompt (perspicacious), and Your Daily Word Prompt (flower).

#100WW — Our Time Will Come

E40384EE-3E85-47D1-85C0-72B8F0F02EDE“I don’t understand,” she thought as she sat in a chair, “how it’s possible. It’s just not fair. We mannequins are surrounded by clothing. It’s all around us. And yet here we are, as naked as the day we were manufactured.”

“I know,” thought the headless silver mannequin standing next to her. “This is mortifying. There are racks of clothing items, and here we are, exposed to the world.”

The other headless mannequin thought, “The humans think we have no feelings, no pride, no shame.”

“Don’t worry,” the seated mannequin thought. “Our time will come soon enough. Then they’ll pay.”

(100 word)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

In Other Words — That Makes Four

4A5EC8E5-BF9A-4B5C-A3D7-B4A92DBD32AFYet another bouncing baby boy

I’m so full of pride and joy

But that makes four

I don’t want anymore

Let’s try for a bouncy baby girl

In other wordsWritten 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 picture above and/or the words “baby boy.”

I is for Taxes

DA90BCB9-5728-4912-B8BE-E7FC6C7AFCDCOkay, I’m not an idiot. I know that the letter “I” is not for taxes. At least not directly. But every year in the United States, April 15th, which is just five days from today, is when tax filings (and payments, if applicable) are due. And since the agency to which we in America must file each year to pay our fair share to fund our federal government is the Internal Revenue Service, or the IRS, which starts with the letter “I,” I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that “I” is for taxes. Besides, my “I” post for last year’s A to Z Challenge was titled “I is for IRS” and I didn’t want to use that again.

So as I said, the tax filing deadline for our 2018 taxes is April 15th. I’ve been seriously thinking about not filing my taxes this year as an act of protest and civil disobedience. How about if I refuse to pay my taxes until Donald Trump releases his taxes?

I was thinking of not paying my taxes to protest the inhumanity happening at our country’s southern border, with the separation of little children from their families and throwing these kidnapped kids in literal steel cages.

I was thinking that there are plenty of other legitimate, in my opinion, reasons to not pay my taxes. However, I was also thinking that I wouldn’t do so well were I to be incarcerated for tax evasion in a federal prison. So I admit, I’m all talk, and I am going to file my taxes on or before April 15th.

There is a bit of a silver lining this year. I am actually getting a very small refund from the IRS for my federal taxes. Woo hoo!

But please hold your applause. April 15th is also the day my state tax filing is due. And my home state, the state of California, is requiring me to pay the state for the privilege of living here, an amount that is more than ten times greater than the refund I will be getting from the IRS on my federal taxes.

What a sad state that is.

Previous A to Z Challenge 2019 posts:

One-Liner Wednesday — A Good Performer


“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and still be considered a good performer.”

Baseball Hall of Fame player Ted Williams 

I don’t disagree with Ted Williams about baseball players, but I would suggest that there is another profession besides baseball where succeeding three times out of ten is about par for the course, if you’ll pardon the mixed metaphor. That profession: TV weather forecasters.

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.