We’re Only Getting Started

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The Trump administration is just heating up. There have already been protests, riots, and women’s marches already. Madonna made a few bold statements on the march podium and Donald Trump may allow Twitter to rise a few places in the rankings based on more people getting on there to check out his latest tweets. And that wall is actually going to be built, once Congress approves of it and enough financial backing becomes available.

 

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Goodbye, Obama

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An historic era, while filled with its ups and downs, is finally coming to an end.

Barack Obama has just six days left in office until the torch is passed to the new guy in charge, Donald J. Trump. Then we are left wondering just what exactly will happen in the next four years with the new President and if he will be any more effective than the previous commander in chief was.

It’s been an entertaining eight years with this man, a great man no doubt, who is also remembered for a former pastime of his. A lot has changed during those long eight years, starting way back when I was in eleventh grade. Probably the biggest thing to have happened was the successful elimination of Osama bin Laden and the ending of most of the War in Iraq (a few battles still going on). The biggest flop of the eight year run was Obamacare obviously, but still will be remembered as a significant part of history for years to come.

I really feel like Barack Obama should get a statue or something, maybe get on a piece of currency. I mean, he was the first African-American president elected and helped open up new opportunities for other races to run for president. He is symbolic of just how far African-Americans have come in being accepted in this country. I know he wasn’t the greatest president and a lot of his promises were empty-handed, but there are a lot of things he can lay claim to in this era such as:

The first president to have a Twitter account and send out a tweet (can you imagine George Washington doing that?)

The first president to talk with people on YouTube.

The first president to use Instagram.

The first president to own a smartphone.

The first president to be apart of the modern Internet language today, with words such as “follow” “hashtag” “like” “share” and “retweet”.

I give my final farewell to Barack, Michelle, and the rest of the Obama family as they move on to their future lives. The United States and the world has forever been changed by their contributions to society.

 

 

Trump on the Apprentice

12 years ago, Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” premiered on NBC, being watched by over 18.5 million people. When I first starting watching the show sometime in 2004, around the middle of the season, I didn’t even know who Trump was, and didn’t even guess he’d be running for president and winning 12 years later. Now he’s likely the most hated man in America.

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President Trump

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We finally have a new President and the road to the White House is over after a long hard fought battle.

It’s Donald J. Trump.

Hillary Clinton hung in there til’ the end but I guess most of the country bought into Trump’s overall plan for world dominance and “Make America Great Again”. It is going to be quite an interesting four years under the man with the iconic hair. I never would have guessed or even dreamed that this celebrity business man and reality TV star would someday be leading the United States of America, the same guy whose catchphrase “You’re fired” became a bit of a national joke. Just a few weeks ago a mobile app came out called “Punch the Trump”, which is a bit of an insult and disrespect now. I obviously checked it out, finding it quite brutal.

No, I didn’t vote for Trump. I voted for Hillary. I didn’t want to have myself to blame if the country went to hell under the Trump administration. The many large scale riots and protests happening across the country, in cities large and small makes me firmly believe that we are in for some bad blood and unfriendliness in the future. Obama’s first day of election was virtually quiet compared to what is going on now.

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Dropping Out

And another one gone and another one gone,

another one bites the dust…

Marco Rubio has dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, leaving just more and more votes for the ever dominating and inevitable nominee Donald J. Trump.

Too bad he couldn’t even win his own home state of Florida. That went to Trump as well and was the ultimate reason Rubio bowed out after such an eager fight.

Nothing can stop the Trump train and the only thing that likely stands in his way now is Hillary Clinton (unless Bernie can mount an impressive comeback).

This has likely been one of the most exciting presidential races I’ve seen so far (my third, but most knowledgeable). Whatever the result, this will go down in history as an historical and world changing election.

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Halloween Riot

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My Donald Trump pumpkin carving, which took about an hour and a half to make

Halloween was a cheerful all nighter,
The haunted house and the chainsaw choir
The kids walked up to my door,
Candy I had no more,
So they proceeded to set my house on fire!

Of course that last line didn’t happen, but it was another Midwest Halloween for me that was more quiet and somber than in previous years, with both of my sisters being away and the good ole days of trick or treating getting further and further in the mirror – I didn’t even dress up this year. The walk through the park’s haunted house was better than I expected, was really spooky and believable. A white faced Michael Myers impersonator really did a good job of creeping me out after I had a moment’s stare at him, following behind me in the maze and then meeting me at the end where a man revving a real chainsaw (or was it just a sound effect?) had me worried that I quickly got out of there. The rain poured down tonight, leaving a really damp and depressing All Saint’s Eve, not prime weather for our little costumed heroes that it was all over by 8:00. I didn’t run out of candy, that’s for sure, and there weren’t any riots.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trick or Trick.”

Let’s imagine it’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids (or anyone else, really) were to truly scare you, what trick would they have to subject you to?

Repeating the Halloween prompt from last year? Fine, I’ll take it. My first response was a revenge poem as well.