The Alphabet Post Challenge


Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, tagged me for this new challenge. According to Rory, the challenge requires us to:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.
  2. Display the challenge photo or create your own.
  3. Link back to the tagger’s post so he/she can read yours.
  4.  Create one post or multiple posts using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.
  5. Be creative and have fun!
  6. Nominate 7 bloggers to participate.

So, (1) thanks Rory, (2) see the image at the top of this post, (3) here’s the link, and (4) see below, (5) I’ll try, but I can’t guarantee that by the time I get to the letter “Z,” I’ll have much of either left, and (6) no, I’m not gonna nominate seven bloggers. I’m going to throw it open to anyone who is up for it.

A is for alphabet. What else would “A” be for in a post called “The Alphabet Post Challenge”?

B is for blog. Like “A” for alphabet, what else would you choose for the letter “B” beside blog for a post about the letters of the alphabet. I mean seriously?

C is for compromised, which is what the President of the United States (POTUS) has been by Putin and Russia.

D is for Democrats who took back the U.S. House of Representatives and can, hopefully, rein in the disaster known as Donald Trump.

E is for egomaniac, which is one of the negative characteristics of the man I’m hoping the Democrats will be able to rein in this coming year.

F is for fuhgeddaboudit because I love saying (and spelling) that word that way.

G is for generous, which is something that most of you who read, like, and comment on my posts have been toward me. I love you all for that.

H is for hypocrisy, which is a characteristic of most of the Republicans in elected offices at both the state and federal levels of government.

I is for idiot, a characteristic that can be used to describe our fearless leader.

J is for jackass, an apt description of the current POTUS.

K is for Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the best doughnuts in the world and they aren’t available where I live now. Oh how I miss them.72701EFA-5BE2-426A-840F-5B108B9F491B

L is for love, because what the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of, especially these days.

M is for moron, a generally accepted way of describing our president.

N is for narcissistic, another negative trait of the current POTUS.

O is for organized, which is something I hope to be more of in 2019.

P is for pessimistic, which is something I hope to be less of in 2019.

Q is for questions. An awful lot of bloggers are being nominated for blog awards, which is great, and they are answering questions their nominator asked of them, and asking other questions of those who they then nominate. Is it just me, or are we, myself included, going a little overboard with all of these Q&A posts?

R is for resolutions, as in New Year’s resolutions. I don’t make ‘em because I can’t keep ‘em.

S is for stable. Given the chaos of the past year, I hope this new year will be at least a little more stable.

T is for time. It’s time for the Republicans in Congress to stop enabling, defending, and protecting Donald Trump while he totally destroys this country.

U is for unhinged, unqualified, and unfit. Take a wild guess who I’m talking about.

V is for vindictive. Don’t worry. We’re getting close to the end of the alphabet, so pretty soon I’m going to run out of negative characteristics to describe POTUS.

W is for write, which is what we bloggers do just about every day because we are driven to do so.

X is for xenophobic. Really, do I have to tell you why by now?

Y is for Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker, which is what I will gleefully shout out the day that Donald Trump is removed from of voted out of office.

Z is for zonked out because “Z” is the last letter of the alphabet and I’m tired, so let’s just fuhgeddaboudit.

Saturday Mix — What We Need; What We Have

527DAB7B-5DA6-49F6-BB71-6AB654B39743Today’s Saturday Mix prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie is too easy for those of us who are politically aware. We are asked to use unite and divide and hope and hopeless and to craft a post using these two opposing sets of words.

The former President of the United States of America preached a message of hope. His political agenda was to unite all Americans, regardless of race, gender, religion, or nationality, together as a unified populace.

Contrast that to the current President of the United States of America. His message is intended to divide us, not to unify us. His message is not one of hope, but of despair.

As a result, those of us who love our country and our democracy, flawed though it is, are feeling somewhat hopeless.

What we need is unity and hope; what we have is division and despair.

One-Liner Wednesday — A Call To Arms


“You can’t fix stupid but you can vote ‘em out!”

I don’t know who should receive credit for this quote, and I’m pretty sure it’s been around since way before Donald Trump became POTUS. But whatever its origins, it’s a call to arms to all Americans.

By “arms” I mean the ballot box. You must get out and vote in the primaries and in the midterm elections in November. That’s the only way to put a check on the corrupt, immoral moron who lives in the White House and to remove the spineless Republican senators and representatives in Congress who are not doing what they should to save our American democracy.

Because if the Republicans somehow manage to maintain control of either the House or the Senate, the Conman-in-Chief will continue to chip away, virtually unchecked, at what remains of our democracy.

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