Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Don't Think We're In Kansas Anymore, Toto.




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I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto. Our wee wizard behind the curtain seems to have picked up our entire country and transported it to Oz.

Here are some of the things that have disappeared during the Trump administration. Science. Truth. Empathy. Compromise. Equality for African Americans. Equality for Muslims. Equality for gays and transgenders. Equality for women. Equality for Hispanics (especially if they are Puerto Rican). Civility. Peace. Concern for the environment. The integrity of American elections. The First Amendment. Competence in government. Healthcare. Good free public education. Regulations in food, medicine, labor that made life safer and better for working Americans. 

Our president represents all the OZ characters - he lacks the brains of the Straw Man, the Heart of the Tin Man and the Courage of the Cowardly Lion. Corruption is rampant with cabinet and family members darting about on chartered jets hither, thither and yon while Trump himself bankrupts the secret service while making money for his resorts. Cabinet members built private $25,000 telephone booths in their office and make members of their staff go to the roof to put up a flag and take it down when they arrive and leave. Would you call those examples of the swamp? 

They want to privatize Indian reservations and national parks. They took away the regulation that prevents coal mines from shoving their hazardous tailings into creeks and rivers. Even his own party members worry that he has us on a path to world war III. The estimate is that if we ever got into a war with North Korea, 1,000,000 people would die on the first day! Your president (I don't claim him as mine) cheated his way into the White House with help from Russia and he still loves him some Putin. 

What a sad place we have come to. Someone tell me it's all a nightmare.