Monday, February 20, 2017

It's Name Is Donald Trump




NBC NEWS: TRUMP'S SWEDISH SCREW-UP

He's like a bomb that just keeps on blowing up. One explosion after another. And he shows no
sign of stopping.

Quick! Here he comes again! Everybody get away! Run for God's sake!

(Shaking my head.)

Trump. What are we, the citizens of the United States of America, going to do about him?

He's supposed to be our man in the know and our Commander in Chief. Instead, he is our
new Jackass In Residence at the White House. So much has gone wrong inside that
building lately that it's a wonder the House isn't glowing pink with embarrassment by now.

Trump can't blame the media (although he is certainly trying to) for reporting and
commenting on his gross stupidity. The United States media calls it as it sees it and that
includes NBC, CNN and the New York Times...ETCETERA!

And he can fly Air Force One wherever he wants to.

"Look, everybody at my 'Try-To-Make-Myself-Look-Good" rally...I have my own jet!"

So what, Donald Dumbo...Kim Jung Un has a big, bad rocket. And that crazy North
Korean has been trying to get your attention for weeks now. But you'd rather fly down
to Florida and play with your image.

Idiot.

Yeah, there's just nothing like watching a guy who promised to "Make America Great
Again" make an outrageous fool out of himself, instead. Donald Trump has got batshit
crazy all tangled up with star spangled screwball thinking.

He keeps talking about "winning." So did the Moron of Mulholland Drive (Charlie Sheen)
once upon a time. And we all know how THAT turned out.

Sigh.

Our Country is in serious trouble and it's name is Donald John Trump.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kindness To The Rescue

    PHOTOS/EDITS BY RUTH RADER

The lady of the log house finally falls asleep while embroidering my name into a quilt.
__________

I was so cold. The strong North Dakota wind had long since turned my old bones into icicles. Tears filled my eyes as I huddled under my thin blankets. I glanced back at the nearby Flying J and wondered how much longer I would remain on that on ramp.

Then she stopped her rig and it was all about kindness to the rescue.

She drove me back to her house. Her home is situated off the grid, on a side road and underneath
the wide, western North Dakota sky.

She and her husband live on a farm with seven children and assorted animals. Their house is amazing. It features a claw-foot tub, a wood stove and beautiful chandeliers.


Their diet is totally organic and they observe Saturday as a day of rest. Although that didn't stop
the lady and I from having a sincere discussion about our religious differences.

We enjoyed each other's company very much. Their great Wi-Fi signal allowed me to find out
that an appointment that I have been waiting for has suddenly been arranged. This means that I
have to return to the West.

So on Sunday morning she drove back to the opposite on ramp and she left me with her best
wishes and a prayer. She would be happy to know that I ended up with a motel room after all
in a nearby city and a bus ticket, too. Now I am waiting for yet another bus to carry me closer
to Oregon.


Good luck with the coyotes, ya'll.


Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Fuss On The Bus

    PHOTOS/EDITS BY RUTH RADER

I had a little problem with a bus driver recently. He seemed to think that he was the King of the Road
and I was just a simple speedbump. He tried to push me around but instead I got off of the bus. He drove away without me. Unfortunately, he thought that was the end of it.

Wrong.

In the end, I received this email today:

"On behalf of Jefferson Lines, please accept our sincere apologies. We have looked into the information provided and have reported the driver to management, so that any disciplinary action may be taken for his actions. While drivers do have certain protocol to follow when assisting a passenger, we do feel this incident could have been handled better by our driver. As long as seating is available, passenger’s are welcome to sit where they like. Also, if you are able to walk, you are more than welcome to use the lift or you can choose to simply have a little assistance. Due to the inconvenience you experienced, we would be happy to refund your ticket in the full amount of $79.85, but can you please provide an address that we can send a check to?
We certainly do apologize for any inconvenience this caused."

It's all in how you do the job, people. It's all about how you do it.