Tale Weaver — So Tired

Yes, I’m tired. And yes, I’m run down. But it’s not because I’m old. It’s because I have lived through the madness of Donald Trump as president over the past four years. I have had to deal with the time leading up to the election in November, the election itself, the nearly two months of craziness after the election where Trump refused to accept his loss, and the absolute insanity of the past week.

And now I’m tired and I’m run down because of the threat of even more violence by the rabid Trump MAGA thugs who staged an insurrection of the U.S. Capitol building a week ago yesterday and who are threatening to lay siege once again when Joe Biden gets inaugurated this coming Wednesday.

And not only are these Trump-inspired MAGA-maniacs threatening our nation’s capital, they are threatening violence in the capitals and major cities across all fifty states. And I’m so tired of this shit.

Wouldn’t it be nice if all of this will come to an end once Donald Trump is out of office. But will it end? I truly believe that as long as Donald Trump continues to live and breathe, it will not end.

I’m just so damn tired.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt.

28 thoughts on “Tale Weaver — So Tired

  1. newepicauthor January 14, 2021 / 6:21 pm

    I think his end is near, but you are right as long as that snake is still around, he is capable of doing more treachery.

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    • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 10:17 am

      News for the stupid right wingers who talk about globalization (anti-globalization, that is, supposedly being their goal or rhetoric) so much — and vote for people who give away our land and everything else. Do you (right wingers) feel satisfied so long as people of minority status don’t get the land? As long as indigenous people are snubbed (and worse)? As long as the foreigners who gain are rich or white? Is that the definition of America?!! Fools!

      https://apple.news/ADOLVSgvcQhe2MfNg74EtUw

      09:30 UTC Saturday, 16 January 2021

      As one of its last acts, the Trump administration has set in motion the transfer of sacred Native American lands to a pair of Anglo-Australian mining conglomerates.

      The 2,422-acre Arizona parcel called Oak Flat is of enormous significance to the Western Apache and is now on track for destruction by what is slated to be one of the largest copper mining operations in the United States.

      Steps for the controversial land transfer from the US government, which owns the land, to the miners were completed on Friday morning, when a final environmental assessment was published. The government must soon transfer title to the land.

      Native Americans in the area have compared it to historical attacks on their tribes. “What was once gunpowder and disease is now replaced with bureaucratic negligence,” said Wendsler Nosie, founder of activist organization Apache Stronghold and a member of the Apache band descended from Geronimo. “Native people are treated as something invisible or gone. We are not. We don’t want to be pushed around any more.”

      The move comes after the administration sped up the environmental approval process for the transfer by a full year. During a meeting with environmental groups, regional Forest Service officials attributed the accelerated timeline to “pressure from the highest levels” of the US Department…

      ………………..

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        • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 11:45 am

          This is a different story and location but is informative. There are actually two companies mentioned with regard to the two earlier articles I shared and native Americans in part of Arizona; Rio Tinto is one of the two.

          Mining Action Group

          The Mining Action Group is a volunteer, grassroots effort to defend the clean water and wild places of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from the dangers of sulfide mining – previously known as Save the Wild U.P.

          Who owns the Oquirrhs, Rio Tinto or Utahns?

          Posted on January 13, 2011 by Save the Wild UP

          http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/50953786-82/rio-tinto-public-utah.html.csp#disqus_thread

          By Randy Crane

          First published Dec 31 2010 01:01AM in the Salt Lake Tribune
          Updated Jan 6, 2011 12:57PM

          The United States may have gained its independence from England after winning the Revolutionary War, but today Utah finds itself locked in a David and Goliath struggle with a new version of the British Empire — London-based mining colossus Rio Tinto.

          Our nation’s 1872 mining law is a legal relic from the pick-and-shovel age, still being used by mining companies, even foreign ones, to lay claim to American public assets at 1872 prices.

          With little environmental restraint or public health protection, it still allows miners to virtually steal public land, paying next to nothing to the government, poisoning the land and water and often leaving American taxpayers to clean up the mess.

          Rio Tinto/Kennecott has exploited every word of this law while putting on a public facade proclaiming their environmental sensitivity and community loyalties.

          Their true loyalties revealed themselves recently when Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon challenged the British Goliath, demanding public health protections before it begins swallowing up the south end of the Oquirrh Mountains. Rio Tinto refused.

          ……….

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        • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 12:12 pm

          https://www.company-histories.com/Rio-Tinto-PLC-Company-History.html

          Public Company Incorporated: 1962
          …..
          Ticker Symbol: RTP (New York), RIO (London)
          ………

          Company Perspectives: Rio Tinto takes a long term and responsible approach to exploring for first class ore bodies and developing large, efficient operations capable of sustaining competitive advantage. In this way, Rio Tinto helps to meet the global need for minerals and metals which contribute to essential improvements in living standards as well as making a direct contribution to economic development and employment in those countries in which it invests.

          Key Dates: 1873: The Rio Tinto Company (RTC) is launched.

          …………………….

          When launched in 1873, the RTC was by far the biggest international mining venture ever brought to market, and it remained the flagship of the British-owned sector of the international industry until well into the 20th century. The Rio Tinto mines, in the province of Huelva in southern Spain, had produced large quantities of copper, on and off, since before Roman times, most recently under the ownership of the government of Spain. In 1872, following a series of financial losses, the mines were offered for sale at a price equivalent to several million pounds sterling.

          …………………………………………..

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          • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 12:51 pm

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Tinto_(corporation)

            Rio Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational and the world’s second largest metals and mining corporation… The company was founded in 1873, when a multinational consortium of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, Spain…

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        • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 12:35 pm

          https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/trump-administration-rushes-trade-sacred-oak-flat-rio-tinto-massive-arizona-copper-mine-2021-01-07/

          For Immediate Release, January 7, 2021
          Contact: Randy Serraglio, (520) 784-1504, rserraglio@biologicaldiversity.org

          Trump Administration Rushes to Trade Sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto for Massive Arizona Copper Mine

          TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Forest Service has announced it will release a final version of its environmental analysis of the proposed Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange on Jan. 15, a year ahead of schedule. The proposed mine site is on Apache sacred ground in the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. “Oak Flat is far too important to be sacrificed for corporate profit,” said Randy Serraglio, a conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We can’t let a corrupt president destroy this precious place on his way out the door. …. The Oak Flat land exchange is one of several environmentally damaging projects around the United States that the Trump administration is rushing to approve before the president leaves office.

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      • Marleen January 16, 2021 / 2:16 pm

        Progressives insisted that this guy would not be at all acceptable as the USDA/Department of Agriculture head/secretary for Biden; we won that.

        https://theintercept.com/2020/12/11/democrat-tom-vilsack-usda-secretary-farms/

        The secretary of agriculture is an underrated and important Cabinet member whose work intersects with climate change, workers’ safety, racial justice, antitrust, rural development, and of course, feeding the country.

        The Covid-19 pandemic put America’s fragile and destructive food system on display. Massive plant closures threatened the food supply, front-line food workers fell sick and died in large (and growing) numbers, and nearly 1 in 4 households experienced food insecurity. The next agriculture secretary has an unprecedented moment to enact much needed systemic changes in how we grow and distribute food.

        …..

        AS AGRICULTURE SECRETARY, Vilsack let down independent family farmers when he failed to take on agribusiness domination. Food production is concentrated in the hands of a shrinking number of giant multinational corporations who hold immense power over farmers, workers, consumers, and policymakers. … Starting in 2010, Vilsack’s USDA along with the Department of Justice held a series of hearings across the country where farmers shared stories of abuse and anti-competitive conduct by dominant meatpackers, such as Tyson or Smithfield, and seed and chemical goliaths, such as Monsanto.

        This listening tour culminated in promising new rules to reinvigorate and update the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act, a Progressive Era anti-monopoly law that established fair codes of conduct in the livestock industry. Vilsack had complete authority to finalize these rules, but in the face of industry and congressional pressure, he decided to expand their comment period from the usual 60 days to 150 days, which pushed any finalization past the 2010 midterms. At that point, Republicans took the House in a tea party insurgency and proceeded to pass funding riders that blocked the Department of Agriculture from passing the rule.

        Vilsack eventually introduced watered-down regulations of meatpacker mistreatment in his very last days in office, but at this point many farmers who spoke out at risk of retaliation had lost faith. The Trump administration promptly blocked and withdrew these modest reforms, and even dissolved the independent office that enforced the Packers and Stockyards Act.

        …………………………………..

        During the pandemic, there have been some fledgling bright spots of farmer-labor solidarity against corporate power, and these alliances need to expand and incorporate rural communities harmed by industrial agriculture, environmentalists, and, frankly, everyone who eats.

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  2. Sadje January 14, 2021 / 6:59 pm

    You’re so right, here’s a dangerous man capable of going to any lengths.

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  3. Marleen January 14, 2021 / 7:01 pm

    I’m in favor of him dying of natural causes anytime from right after he is deprived of his post-term perks and honor. I’ll pray for it. (But I’m not prophesying it.)

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  4. lssattitudeofgratitude January 14, 2021 / 7:07 pm

    I HAVE A DREAM – D. tRump will do as he once promised and will leave the country once he is no longer president. He will vamoose to an undisclosed country. Once he arrives there, they will immediately put him in a 4 to 5 year quarantine. He will be isolated without any internet, phone, or interaction with anyone. His every need will be provided by his “protectors” as long as there is no communication nor interaction with any human beings.

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      • Marleen January 14, 2021 / 11:10 pm

        I’m like 95.5% sure they pulled a 25th amendment procedure without telling us.

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  5. Carol anne January 15, 2021 / 12:04 pm

    I can see why you’d be so tired! Donald trump will never stop, and living through that nightmare would make anyone tired! xoxo

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  6. Michael January 16, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    I can understand how you feel. The end of a long and tiring road is approaching, I hope.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. leigha66 January 16, 2021 / 7:19 pm

    That is a kind of tired that sleep doesn’t help. It is so close now though, just hang on a little longer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 16, 2021 / 11:16 pm

      I’m trying to hang on but I’m so worried that something truly awful will happen this coming week.

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  8. Marleen January 18, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Trump [folks] … Looting the White House

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    • Marleen January 18, 2021 / 11:10 am

      I disagree with the notion that Trump being impeached after the inauguration of Biden would then preclude Trump from being denied an office and pension and other honors and perks. Even a person impeached and removed during the term for which that person was elected would be a “former president” — so, that wording doesn’t prove the idea. Perhaps he could receive a pro-rated (for a few days) settlement; it might amount, for example, to about a tenth of what he owes in taxes (but he should not be absolved of the tax fraud guilt).

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