How Do They Sleep at Night?

This came across my newsfeed this morning.Why am I surprised that no Republicans in Congress possesses even an ounce of scruples?

Why would I think that any Republican in Congress, including those who previously insisted that they would not support filling a vacancy for a new Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year, are now saying that they will support, just 41 days before our next presidential election, filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

These spineless, unscrupulous, lying, hypocritical Republicans want to reverse Roe v. Wade, thus taking away a woman’s right to manage her own reproductive healthcare. They want to destroy the Affordable Care Act, thus depriving millions of Americans of access to cost-effective healthcare. And with a solid, 6 to 3 conservative majority on the high court, that is exactly what the Republicans will be able to accomplish when pending cases on Roe v. Wade and the ACA come before the court.

Most important, these scuzzy Republicans want to give their Lord and Master, Donald Trump, a conservative majority on the Supreme Court so that when he contests the election — and Trump has already told us that is what he’s planning to do — he will have the support of the right-wing high court to declare him the victor.

Because of Trump, McConnell, Barr, and all of the Republican sycophants in Congress, democracy America is over. Putin has won. How do they look at themselves in the mirror? How do they sleep at night?

I am angry. I am frustrated. I am tired. I am depressed. I am without hope. And I’m heartbroken.

Two Birds, One Stone

Today I’m going to kill two birds with one stone. No offense to birds or to bird lovers. It’s just an expression, so get over it.

Anyway, Dr. Tanya offered us her 5 Things prompt and it’s all about potatoes. And Frank has given us his Truthful Tuesday post, which is about eating. So, since potatoes are made for eating, I have decided to write one post in response to these two prompts.

Let’s start with Dr.Tanya’s 5 things.5 Things

She wants to know our five favorite ways to eat potatoes.

  • Baked with butter and sour cream
  • French fries with ketchup (or sometimes beef gravy if available)
  • Mashed with butter (or sometimes beef gravy if available)
  • Tater Tots
  • Hash browns
  • Home fries

Okay, that’s six. Sue me.

And now for Frank’s questions about our eating habits.Frank wants to know our truthful answers to:

Are you an adventurous eater, or do you prefer to play it safe when you’re feeling peckish?

I don’t know that “adventurous eater” is the right way to describe me, but I do like to eat a lot of things other people might not appreciate. Sushi (raw fish), for example. Or raw clams and oysters on the half shell. Octopus and squid. And, of course, Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream.

Do you prefer dining in or dining out?

Dining out? I’m sorry, can you remind me again what dining out is?

When you dine in, who does the cooking?

If I want to eat something that tastes good and is healthy, my wife cooks.

When you dine out, do you tend to stick to places you know, or do you look for new places to try?

Back in the Before Days, when dining out was an option, I could always be on board for trying a new restaurant. That said, I could also be up for going back to a place where I knew the food was good.

FOWC with Fandango — Deviate

FOWCWelcome to September 22, 2020 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 “deviate.”

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. Please 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.