Monday, April 23, 2018


I find it hard to post.   The Trump presidency is such a daily cluster-fuck that my poor slow cooker recipes, DYI hints, apocalyptic climate predictions and general Maine lore shade unimportant by comparison to what is happening to our democracy.    So lately I have avoided the computer. 

People seem shocked by the reaction of the Republican Party to the blatant racism, misogamy and maleficence of office of the Presidency that is the part and parcel of the Trump White House.

In 1948 southern racist Democrats began fleeing the Democratic Party when desegregation became part of the Democratic platform.   Within a few years these southern racist democrats became a major faction in Republican Party.   The Republican party also opened their arms to the southern fundamentalist Christians.   Over the years the Republican hierarchy willingly accepted any fringe group that they felt they could manipulate to vote Republican; placating them by giving lip service to social policies that would cement that base, while enacting actual policies that served the rich and powerful. 

As a result, the base of the republican became dumbed down and easily manipulated.  

Then the Republican party made the mistake of encouraging and energizing the Tea Party; and low intelligent, uninformed masses dawned tri-corner hats, waved Don’t Tread on Me flags and, to the surprise of the Party elites, systematically took over the asylum. 

If you are a KKK member - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; if you are a white supremacist - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; If you are a fundamentalist Christian that denies evolution and believes the earth is six thousand years old - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; if you are a moronic science denier - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; if you are a militia nutcase advocation the overthrow of the federal government - there is a place for you in the Republican Party, If you are an ammosexual wearing you assault rifle into McDonald’s - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; if you feel that women aren’t capable of making decisions about their own bodies - there is a place for you in the Republican Party; and if you are a homophobe…..

This is the Republican Party that finally found their savior in Donald Trump. 

This is not the Party of Donald Trump, but the Republican party with a leader that at last reflects the values of the party he leads. 

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Do you need a vacation? When was the last time you leaned on the fence & stared into the Grand Canyon?

    All this political crap is going to change, pretty quick too all-in-all ... it has for the last however many years.

  2. Remember what Henry David Thoreau wrote -- “Read not the Times. Read the Eternities." Trump too shall pass. I understand your despair but put your trust in the majority of the American people, the ones who did NOT vote for or endorse Trump.

  3. It has to come to an end soon. Hopefully soon.

  4. I am going to keep this to remind them what they have become and who they represent. This is what they have devolved to and I will remind them when necessary. Meanwhile I will do what I can to change it.

  5. Following the news as I do and then trying to make sense of even a tiny part in a blog post has also led me to prefer reading books over posting. There is one thing we all ought to remember, however, and that's the fact that, bad as they are, it isn't just Republicans.

    Majorities of Americans favor…programs to help provide jobs, increase wages, help the unemployed, provide universal medical insurance, ensure decent retirement pensions, and pay for such programs with progressive taxes. Most Americans also want to cut ‘corporate welfare.’

    The above from a recent Counterpunch article.

    Keep smiling - it enrages the ba*#tards.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."