USA post election fear prediction: A table with no legs

My mind was musing this morning as I sipped my coffee and watched pundits pundit.

Most seemed simultaneously excited and fearful of the possibility of Mr. Trump becoming President of these United States.

There is a chance he may lose the Republican primary, but with every delegate that he gathers, there seems to be an unease.  By the end of my coffee, everyone seemed to calm down and settle into acceptance that he really may win the nomination.

He may, actually, become President.  Yes, he would need to win the general election but there appears to be a H-U-G-E (Trump voice over) enthusiasm gap that could lead to poor Democratic voter turn out and high Republican turn out.

I began to think…so what….if he really goes off the rails, then Congress can get rid of him.  Well, Congress has agreed to nearly never ever agree on anything. With Trumps marketing skills, I cannot imagine anyone up for election in the next 4 years would agree to it.

So the Supreme Court could take care of it…..well, I suppose, but they will be short a member until Trump nominates someone that the Senate will agree to confirm.   Of course, we could have a full Supreme court by this summer, but Senate Republicans have determined that it is OK for the court to go a year short of a tie breaking vote.  If Trump did manage to nominate and have confirmed a new member of the court in place before he starts a war with Mexico, would that jurist have to recuse themselves?

3 Dysfunctional branches of government…..A table with no legs still makes for a good stepping stone.

In the end, I am really tired of fear pushing, so I just cannot do it wholeheartedly.  This is a strong country with some pretty good people in it.  Candidates that declare this country is in complete ruin because of any one person or policy should be cut out of any future debates.

 

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Spread Positive Jam On Toast

MyIntent Project

A friend gave a gift from a company that has a mission to share meaning and positive energy.  It is a pretty cool idea.  You think of one or two words that are meaningful to you.  The word can be a goal or an intention, or just something meaningful.  They press the word into a metal circle and you choose if it is on a bracelet or necklace.  Example words are love, grateful, compassion, purpose, and surrender.  The company is running behind due to a record number of orders and sent an email apologizing. The email included a link to free music.

What is your word?

In the spirit of sharing positive energy, here are some YouTube versions of songs on the album. 

The Sweetest Thing

One of my neighbors was putting up Christmas lights this evening.  As I made my way to the mailbox, I complimented her on how pretty they were. She smiled and told me thank you. 

She then grew the biggest smile and sweetly wished me a happy Chanukah. 

Now, I am not certain why this neighbor of several years thinks that I am Jewish. Perhaps it is because I used to decorate my bushes with blue lights and had a white lit tree. Just always thought it was pretty.  Perhaps she overheard me telling someone about a DNA test that said I am 12% Ashkenazi. 

At any rate, her being so considerate and sending her warm thoughts across the yard was the biggest highlight of my day. 

I smiled back and said thank you. 

              Happy Hanukkah 

What Weekends? (Are Made Of)

Thought I would share what most of my weekends involve.  I think I will get a new shirt to wear on the weekends, “Would Rather be Blogging.”  I have forgotten who first shared this…but thank you!

If anyone knows a talented programmer that would like to be rich beyond belief, please tell them to come up with a medical record system!!

 

 

What are you up to this weekend? Have a good one!

 

 

Rotting Potato 

  
A couple of months back I had a purple sweet potato that was way past its prime. As I was walking it to the bin, I spotted a paper cup that needed tossing.  I picked it up and like chocolate in peanut butter (old TV ad) a marriage was made. 

Two weeks sitting by the sink with an occasional splash of water and it had become root bound. I walked it out to a corner of the yard and stuck in the ground.  

Tonight I dined!  

Have a great week!

**no endorsement of cooking on aluminum but it saves energy on cleaning.