The new book is out (of course. And I already announced that. Sorry). But it is not enough to post a blog with no more than fifty (tops) readers and expect that the ‘word’ will get out. Ya need ‘buzz’, they say. You have to promote it more fully somehow and we have some difficulty doing that so we basically have NOT done any trumpeting of our own horn, so to speak.
Still, the word ‘trumpeting’ works as a nice segue for this short item:
To those we have told about the book, we find that we are repeatedly saying, “Generally speaking you can’t make this *%$#@! up. But we did! We made up a story about Trumpian excess, bullying and tyranny involving Mexican children separated from their parents. It WAS fiction when written. But much to our surprise, it HAS come to pass. IT SEEMS WE DIDN’T MAKE IT UP, HE DID!”
TRUMP and us think alike….? I dunno……..
Still, Melania put the whole fiction thing back into play – this is truly UNBELIEVABLE – she went to visit the incarcerated Mexican children wearing a coat on which was written in large graffiti-style lettering, “I really don’t care! Do u?”
To be fair, she didn’t wear it into the detention centre. She just left home wearing it and traveled wearing it. The coat was not her typical $5000 designer coat. This was from a local chain and cost $39.00. She or someone bought it. It was in her closet. SHE PUT IT ON!
How does that happen? What White House Aid let her leave the building on any psuedo first lady venture (photo ops with injured puppies, wounded soldiers, flower shows…whatever…) wearing something that telegraphs either that she really doesn’t care or that she really can’t read?
White house spokeswoman, “I really wish you people (journalists) would focus on the good work the First Lady does rather than her fashion style.” I can honestly say that I have NEVER cared a whit about fashion on me or anyone. BUT THIS ONE CAUGHT MY EYE. If ever there was a time to comment on what someone was wearing, this has to be it.
Back at the ranch, we are beat. People, chores, volunteer work, family visits, socializing, replenishing stores, cleaning up, prepping for the next group…it’s one long, madcap whirlwind when you include naps and wine drinking as well. Sheesh.
On other political fronts Doug-the-frump Ford is cancelling electric car subsidies, promising cheap beer and gas (doesn’t that combination kinda say it all?) and is on the phone to the Donald to see what other Luddite thinking he can employ, Notley has gone all quiet on the western oil front but she and Trudeau are still 100% behind pumping tar into the Gulf of Georgia while, at the same time Trudeau is up the BC coast (without a paddle) announcing ocean protection plans for the North coast. Is it just me? Or are there some very basic contradictions there?
We are all in for a summer respite now, tho. The legislature and parliament are closing their doors for the season. We won’t hear a lot of major-crazy for awhile now except from Trump. Or his new BFFs, Kim, Erdogan, Duterte and Putin just to name a few. His new ‘enemies’ are May, Macron, Trudeau and Abe, just to name a few.
Anger your friends, suck-hole to your enemies and polarize your family, friends and neighbours. And people thought the flipping of the magnetic poles was hard to believe.