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Thursday Night Ramblings – 12/19/2019

Anyone who has known me for awhile knows that Christmas has been a difficult time for me for the last 12 years. For those who don’t know, my ex-wife chose Christmas Day as the time to tell me she wanted a divorce. For too long, I couldn’t deal with what should be a joyous season. I avoided my favorite Christmas movies, family get togethers, friends, decorations, and anything else that reminded me of losing my family. I would drink myself into a blackout stupor on Christmas Eve and stay holed up completely alone throughout Christmas Day.

I’m writing this post for anyone out there who struggles with this time of year. You are not alone, even if it feels like you are. You are not defeated, even if it seems like everything is against you. Healing is possible. As long as you still draw breath, you can lift yourself up from the lowest depths of despair.

Healing begins with forgiveness. You absolutely must forgive the people who hurt you, not because they deserve it but because you do. Forgiveness removes the weight from yourself. It frees you from the poison of bitterness and allows you to move forward.

Today, I’m in a much better place with the holidays. I have watched all of my favorite movies over the last couple of years. I don’t become consumed by the sense of impending doom. I’m slowly beginning to enjoy the spirit of the holidays again. If I can heal from that wound, anyone can find the strength to heal from theirs.

If you need a helping hand through this time of year, comment on this post, and I promise I will respond. I might only be able to offer a few kind words, but I will make certain you know that you are not alone.

Trump Man Ramblings – 11/2/2019

Because of my close affiliation with Billy Joe Oilmoney, I was recently invited to take a sneak peak at the proposed slogans for Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign. Coming soon to a bumper sticker near you:

Trump 2020-

10) Let’s get women back in their place.

9) Thinking for yourself is too much work.

8) Freedom has a price…tag.

7) Liberty and justice for some.

6) Putin has more goals.

5) Book learning is for sissies.

4) Good Ole Putin.

3) They can’t indict a sitting president.

2) Who needs allies?

1) Fuck it. America had a good run.

After seeing the list, I’m confident in the direction the GOP is heading.

Nancy Pelosi Ramblings – 10/5/2019

With human scum like Mitt Romney and Pat Robertson turning against the President, I wanted to check in with Representative Billy Joe Oilmoney to get a feel for how House Republicans are holding up during this siege against the White House.

“Well hell, old boy, I just don’t rightly know what to think,” Oilmoney began, looking pensive. “This here country is going to hell in a handbasket. That feller in Tennessee was right, the white man ain’t got no rights anymore. Did you see what Nancy Pelosi did to the president the other day? Shameful. Shameful, I tell you. A woman acting superior to a man.”

Curious, I pressed for more information.

“My granpappy used to tell me that the day women got the vote was the day this country started downhill. I mean, just look at us now. They got their heads full of notions that they can do anything they want. A woman pointing her finger at a man like that. Just shameful.”

As he spoke, veins bulged in his neck and forehead, and his face turned a darker and darker shade of purple. Not wanting to further discomfort his sensibilities, I excused myself and made my way to the Senate to find Rob R. Barron VI to get a feel for how the Senate was preparing for a potential impeachment hearing.

“I’m late for my tee time with the President, so we’ll have to talk more later, but I can assure you that I will impartially review any evidence the Speaker of the House uncovers.”

Since the Senator didn’t have time to talk, I traveled down to South Carolina to get a feel for how a Republican woman feels about the current Speaker of the House. I sat down with my old pal Bonnie Busybody, graduate of South Carolina State Technical Community College with an Associate‚Äôs in Office Administration and former Tea Party activist.

“Well, you know, I’ve tried to defend this President through it all. I mean, during the campaign, I thought he could grab my pussy anytime he wanted. And when he stood up to China, I was like, show them Chinks who’s boss. But when I saw Nancy Pelosi stand up to him, I thought he looked awful weak and wimpy sitting there letting her scold him. And then he went and doubled down on being wimpy with the whole Syria thing, so I guess I don’t want him grabbing my pussy anymore.”

Enlightened by these three perspectives, I look to America’s future with a steadfast sense of pride and optimism.