Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I have been staying away from the TV news since the election of Trump.   I do selectively read the short clips on the internet news just to keep up, and read the Portland Press Herald – the major newspaper in the state.   

There is nothing I can change by hearing the tirades about Trump’s appointments, and I don’t need the aggravation.   It is what it is. 

Last night I did not watch the farewell address by our twice elected President.  I consider the two greatest Presidents of my lifetime Lindon Johnson and Barack Obama – each for different reasons. 

It just seems sad and pitiful that such a significant President and great first family should be replaced by the likes of Donald Trump; and that his accomplishments should be attacked and nullified by the party of socially extreme Republican. 

I keep busy during the winter: there is snow to shovel and firewood to deal with; but in my moments of reflection I feel sad.  

I have years and not decades left; and I just can’t carry this anger and regret with me 24/7.

the Ol’Buzzard    


  1. I know how you feel. It's very hard for the both of us(David and I)to got things done without hearing something new that trump has gotten away with. It's everywhere. I'm getting tired of it all. I have gotten back to my painting again to find a way to direct my mind away from it.

  2. we're fucked..I cried all the way thru the farewell speech.

  3. Even if Hillary had won, I would still be sad to see him go, just because he was a good and honourable man.


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