First Line Friday — The Nightmare

E0009EAF-8755-4349-8439-B0FCBE761D72“Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare,” Kevin said to his older brother, Randy.

“If you believe that, Kevin,” Randy said, “you are, at best, naive, and at worst, ignorant.”

“I really believe he’ll lose in November and that normalcy in our country will be restored,” Kevin said.

“You’re assuming that there will be an election in November,” Randy said.

“Of course there will be an election,” Kevin countered. “It’s required by the Constitution.”

Do you think Trump gives two shits about the Constitution?” Randy said. “And who would stop him from canceling the election? Not his Republican sycophants, that’s for sure. The only way there will be an election is if he knows he’ll win. And if he somehow loses, he’ll say it was rigged and declare it null and void.”

“You’re such a drama queen, Randy,” Kevin said. “Our democratic institutions won’t allow that to happen.”

“You’re a fool to believe that, Kevin,” Randy said. “He’s a dictator who controls the executive branch, the courts, and the Senate. No one is going to stop him. Between him, his sons, and Ivanka, this nightmare will not be over any time soon. And as Trump’s ass-kissing attorney general Bill Barr said, ‘History is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who is writing the history.’ I’m afraid this nightmare ain’t gonna simply fade away, brother.”


Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday, where the first line is, “Someday, this will be over — only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.” Image credit: Simanion.com.

One-Liner Wednesday — Patriotism and Stupidity

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“When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.”

American science fiction and popular science writer Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov, author of such classic books and series as the Robot Series, the Foundation Series, and the Galactic Empire Series, died in 1992. But with the quote above, he must have anticipated the political climate in 2020, where Donald Trump and his Republican sycophants apparently believe that it’s patriotic to be blindly loyal to one of the most moronic, incompetent, and downright stupid presidents the United States has ever seen.


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

The Odds Are Against It

3ECBD246-68FD-4DAB-A045-539EACED3754The official line from the White House is that, despite all of his documented wrongdoings and ethical violations, it’s one big conspiracy from the so-called “deep state” that is leading toward the impeachment of Donald Trump in the United States House of Representatives.

The issue, for those of us who know that Trump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, is that in order to obtain a conviction, thus leading to his removal from office, it would take a two-thirds supermajority vote (67 senators) in the United States Senate. As it stands now, the Senate has 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats (including two independents). And that means that 20 of the 53 Republicans, plus every Democrat and the two independents, would have to vote to convict.

Despite all of the irrefutable evidence of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and extortion of a foreign government for political purposes, against Donald Trump, it’s unlikely that the Republican senators, who worship Donald Trump as if he were a god, would see the light and vote to convict him.

Thus, the odds of ridding our country of the scourge of Donald Trump through impeachment and conviction are slim to none. So voting him and his Republican sycophants out of office next November will be our best and last chance to end this insanity and to save our democratic republic.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (official), Ragtag Daily Prompt (deep), Your Daily Word Prompt (conviction), The Daily Spur (worship), and Word of the Day Challenge (light).

The Good Old Days of Sanity

D257B441-014C-49BC-9511-18DEC2BCFEAAI have to admit that watching the Democratic candidates debates last night and tonight, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. I was overcome with an adoration for the good old days of relative sanity before Donald Trump came on the political scene.

Between the human rights atrocities that are happening at our southern border courtesy of Trump, the climate change doubters in the Republican Party, tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class, and an attempt to take healthcare away from most Americans, Donald Trump and his sycophants in Congress are destroying all of the characteristics that have made America great.

Personally, I would be overjoyed if we, as citizens of our country, can come together and oust Donald Trump and his corrupt, unpatriotic cronies from our government. Because if Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the other spineless, unscrupulous Republicans get re-elected in 2020, I fear that the America we have known and loved will disappear. And should that be the case, I might actually have to abjure my American citizenship and find someplace else in the world to call home.


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (Nostalgia), Word of the Day Challenge (adoration), The Daily Spur (border), Weekly Prompts (doubters), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (overjoyed), Daily Addictions (together), and Nova’s Daily Random Word (abjure).

Weekly Prompts — People

For this week’s Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge, we are asked to look through our photo collection and post pictures of people.

Ever since the abomination, Donald Trump, became president, my wife and I have been attending rallies protesting all of the unconscionable things he and his sycophants in Congress have been doing to this country and the environment.

I’ve been impressed by the variety of people who have joined in these protests. All genders, races, nationalities, and ages have shown up.

So, for today’s photo prompt, below are some pictures of the people who we came across at those rallies.C0195C85-25AE-4D06-B41C-9A9BEF9BBB4694BB20F7-5789-440A-BC46-92684BEA1A8097FD9DCB-D727-4B70-978F-236C61C651C8290B594E-9746-4C9E-B74C-17C42D3FF648F01CEB7F-AFF9-4436-B42E-ABD5637B99E5B793967B-F295-433F-B2B9-EC0737FAF0A5