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Coming of Age in the Watergate Era and Awaiting the Trump Impeachment

Great insight!

Watching the Wheels

February 24, 2017

I’m kinda old (I turned 53 this week), so forgive me if I appear a bit jaded by the current state of corrupt politics. You see, I came of (political) age in the Watergate era so I know exactly how this Trump mess is gonna end.

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When Richard Nixon won reelection on November 7, 1972, I was an 8-year-old third grader at Atherton Elementary in Dekalb County, Georgia. Please do not tell anyone this, but I supported Republican Nixon over Democrat George McGovern. The truth is Nixon’s nose reminded me of Bob Hope’s. That’s all it took. I was unaware that the “White House Plumbers” had already broken into the Watergate Hotel and begun their crime spree under the guidance of Tricky Dick and his funky beak. In those days Republicans couldn’t get the Russians to break into Democratic National Committee files. They had to do it…

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Defining Trump-Does he threaten our democracy?

This is a great read.  Lots of good points.

By Jason Taylor The media and Trump are predictably strange bedfellows. Trump could not have been elected without the relentless and obsessive reportage the fifth estate has so generously given to him. That said, the extradition yesterday of politically corrupt Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash, who is complicit in the shadowy events of Trump’s campaign, will […]

via Defining Trump: The Real Question Is Does He Threaten Our Democracy? — Eat Pray Vote

Equating bad polls with fake news, Trump further inflates his surrealistic bubble Guess Who Really Likes Gnathonics? Definition of gnathonic PRONUNCIATION: (na-THON-ik) MEANING: adjective: Sycophantic ETYMOLOGY: From Gnatho, a sycophant in the comedy Eunuchus (The Eunuch) by the Roman playwright Terence, written in 161 BCE. The name is coined from the Greek word gnathos (jaw). […]

via I AM NOT GNATHONIC — saywhatumean2say

How To Deal With Fading Beauty

Woo hoo! Love this blogger!

Women Over 50

When your looks start to fade, a part of you dies because beauty is power if you know how to use it and when it’s gone you’re diminished. It sounds petty to admit you sometimes get what you want because you’re pretty, but it’s an advantage, a big one! Who wants to give that up? Who wants to watch it happen in the mirror? So what do you do? You have a couple of choices:

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 4.35.02 PM-The “Fuck It” option whereby you let your looks go and you spend your time, money and energy on something else. This option allows you to eat what you want, when you want it. (Within reason. Too many carbs and you’ll end up with a slew of maladies, spending all your time in doctor’s offices and at the pharmacy filling prescriptions.) If you choose this option, you must buy your clothes at Macy’s-from the Alfred Dunner…

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What to Expect When You’re Aging

OMG! This lady and I were twins separated at birth! Great age related post!

Women Over 50

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-54-54-am My lovely mother, Trudy.

I turned into my mother yesterday. It’s good because Mom was fun, neurotic and beautiful until the day she died. It’s bad because at the age of 55, I became . . . gasp . . . a youthful senior citizen. It’s been looming for awhile, this thing called old age:  worsening eyesight, wrinkles, diminishing physical ability. But yesterday, my intermittent knee pain hit with a vengeance while it was raining. Dear God, I’ve gotten to the point where I can predict the weather with my arthritic knees. I remember my mother talking about rain as she flexed stubby gnarled fingers. I would listen half-heartedly, mildly amused, a little grossed out. And now, sadly, it’s me.

There are a lot of awful, yet fairly universal, things that happen as you age. Since doctor’s don’t hand out pamphlets on what to expect, although they should – Dip…

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