White House in Wonderland

Photo by Paolo Nicolello on Unsplash Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman is…

Senior Woes

Whether you agreed with it or not, in the US a mandatory program called Obama care or the Affordable Health Care Act landed on the US population and gave us another example of chaos in planning. Then the Destroyer in Chief ascended with a mission to erase any program initiated and signed with the initial “O.” The end result is … no end. We are left with a percolating puddle of porridge that nourishes no one. In the rush to the benefit table, slower ones lose out; the very young, the very old, those with pre-existing conditions. My submission for this week’s Twittering Tale concerns one of those groups.

Twenty-four bloggers/writers contributed to last week’s tale. Kat collected them in her round-up post. Go to her site to read some interesting posts provoked by the picture of a (possible) well. From the round up you can also follow links to interesting blogs. As with last week, I reposted Kat’s instructions, her picture prompt, and her submission. I followed all of that with my post.

Join in, have fun, discover interesting blogs.

To the Tunnels

Go to this address to read several stories from the previous week’s twittering tales. Discover new blogs and fun reading…

VOTE … Nothing More To Say

Kat Myrman is a creative artist with words. Many times her work is an appeal for social justice and a…

Wake Up. Vote!

As one of the aging baby boomers referred to in this article, I felt compelled to share this through the…

Stay Selfish, Say No Often, Stay Foolish, Be Mediocre, Prioritise The Beautiful People, Have Enemies, ,

This is one of my latest  blog discoveries. Immediately fell in love with this excellently presented philosophy. The title of…

All Hell the Orange in Chief

This is a repost from https://exjournalistsunite.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/__trashed-2/#like-22975. True, I could have just posted the link and asked folks to click on it but, for your convenience, just scroll down a bit. The link furnished is my way of acknowledging the excellent work below is not mine.
For technical reasons beyond me, and most are, I can’t get a reblog button at the bottom of posts I like to actually reblog. I click, the blue circle spins, I get an acknowledgement of reblog, but nothing ever appears or lands at this site. So, I copy/cut and paste (with credit given).

All the banners below are safe enough for work (SEFW) and should offend none except the hardcore base. You know who you are. I mean the hardcore political base not the other hardcore sites which occupy a majority of the internet. I’m sure any similarity between the two is unintentional.

Just Don’t Say T …

Almost hate to do this because, by the example reblogged here, I’m doing what I promised myself not to do.…

We Have Seen the Future. Be Afraid.

johnhain at Pixabay

Found this on a blog I follow a lot. I was impressed. My “reblog” button gets me nowhere so I end up doing a cut and paste of what I think are relevant parts. For the full effect of this post (with animations and side note annotations) go to

All Hail The Orange King!

Then follow the blog. There are original thoughts that (thankfully) do not dwell on this national travesty.

After their so-called ‘summit’ I realized maybe it wasn’t a joke.

Restrained Independence

I knew Kat Myrman would come up with something highly appropriate for the 4th of July. I am posting this late but the ideas are, unfortunately, of continuing relevance.

Looking first at Kat’s commentary following the poem, I have a slightly different feeling of pride in the USA. The more I read from many commentators makes me fear that I might be proud of a country I once knew. I have lived outside the US for the past twenty-five years. But then I take heart.

Russian meddling in elections or not, the US voting electorate made a mistake. Non-voters made a mistake by not voting (I am in this group). I have faith in a belief that states we can make mistakes but can also survive and correct. We (the US) are a nation that elected Nixon despite warnings from Eisenhower. I served in the US Army in Europe during the Carter years. That was a time of derisive comments about US policy ineffectiveness and peanuts. Not a good time.