How is it?

5C7F0704-9D53-4A6F-A0C9-63EBF34BA804How is it that the moron who sits in the Oval Office, who has little to no knowledge of history, of diplomacy, of the Constitution of the United States, or of the Bible, can manage to have the support of 40% of Americans?

How is it that a man who sputters nonsense, is a chronic liar, and who has done nothing for working class Americans, and who jails migrant children, can maintain the support of 85% of Republicans?

How is it that 52% of people who identify as or lean Republican, according to a recent poll, said they would support postponing the 2020 election if it was proposed by Trump?

How is it that he has silenced the “law and order” Republicans in Congress who have historically taken tough positions against Russia and other autocratic dictatorships, including North Korea, and converted these Republicans into enablers and sycophants who fiddle while “Rome” is burning?

Donald Trump is the man who wanted to find out the “oranges” of the Mueller Investigation, instead of its “origins,” who considers himself to be above the law, who jokes about Russia meddling in American elections rather than taking steps to prevent it. He is the man who is rolling back environmental regulations designed to protect our air and water, who is promoting increased energy production via fossil fuels (coal and oil), who is a serial sexual predator, who is a racist, who is a white supremacist, who is a narcissist, who made the  mistake of mixing up America’s global adversaries and global allies, and who is mentally and emotional unqualified to be President of the United States.

So how is it that this toxic, immoral American traitor and obstructor of justice is even being allowed to seek a second term, much less to potentially have a chance to win it?

I can’t understand it.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (knowledge), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (manage), Ragtag Daily Prompt (sputter), Your Daily Word Prompt (origin), and Word of the Day Challenge (mistake).

Share Your World — Mind Your Manners

SYWEvery Monday morning, Melanie, Sparks From a Combustible Mind, gives us an opportunity to share a little bit of ourselves with everyone else. Here is today’s Share Your World from Melanie.

Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?

Yes I would, and yes I have. I would hope others would do the same for me.

Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?

“Past times” could include some pretty “stuffy” and/or rigid times, so, yes, people don’t practice the same manners or social etiquette as the did in, say, Victorian times. I think we are much more relaxed today than in the past, and while I support being respectful and courteous, some so-called “manners” from yesteryear were sexist or stupid. I mean should a man be expected to put his coat over a puddle to allow a woman to walk over it so as not to get her shoes wet anymore?2B9BA211-C4F2-422D-8595-23A6A2008A4C

What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?

If all the world is a stage, then we are all actors and we are on the stage with everyone else. It’s a bit crowded and it smells bad.

Weekly Song Challenge — Free, Change, and Catchy

C92CE795-E7CD-4F3A-B5CA-0483D21DBB31Beckie, from Beckie’s Mental Mess, tagged me to participate in Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. Each week, Laura asks us to post music videos for our answers to her musical questions. So here we go.

1. Post a video of a song that is about breaking free.

2. Post a video of a song about changing.

3. Post a video of a song that makes you laugh and is a catchy tune.

Now, according to the rules, I’m supposed to tag two other bloggers. But this is so much fun that I’m going to open it up to everyone to have this much fun. Go for it.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #20

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for my twentieth weekly Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

Please take a few minutes to read some of the other responses to this photo challenge. And most important, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Manage

FOWCWelcome to July 1, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “manage.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.