6 days ago
Monday, July 27, 2015
When I first moved to Arkansas, part of the state's attraction was the old saying that there are no mosquitoes in the Ozarks. Coming from Florida, that carried a lot of weight that I hoped was true. Well it was. I have been here 11 years and had yet to be bitten by the small, winged vampires on my property----till 4 days ago that is.
While using Roundup along the overgrown fence line the other day, I was ate up by the little blood suckers. I have always kept my property mowed and my neighbor's pasture is usually kept down by a lovely herd of cows that I pretend are mine. But no cows so far this year and no mowing by him so it is a jungle on the other side of the fence. My little piece of insect free heaven is no more. The mosquitoes have found a home and are thriving.
Why to I throw Donald Trump into a post about mosquitoes?? They both irritate me to about the same degree. Neither is really necessary and hugely annoying.
Donald Trump is the perfect caricature of what a president shouldn't be. Sometimes when he speaks, I feel like I am watching a not really funny cartoon. He is now claiming that the Mexicans and Veterans love him?? Ah, if we could only buy him for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth, we would be sitting pretty.
However I am not worried nor frightened by the man. I am certain there are more of us than them for him to become President. It is the fact that there are "them" that bothers me. Surely there are way more attractive and rational Republican candidates out there.
This guy actually has followers who believe in him and he leads all polls quite handily in the race for the Republican nomination. That is a bit disturbing but he appears to be the voice some have been seeking.
Being a liberal, I should be happy for he is dividing the Republicans and actually making it easier for the Democrats. I try to remember that and be joyful. It is just that his rhetoric is so hard to listen to. Kind of like the annoying whining in the ears that mindless mosquitoes employ right before they bite.
I know no one likes mosquitoes outside of bats, some birds and dragonflies. However, I am curious. Do you agree with "the" Donald's unique stand on issues and cheer him on? Do you laugh and shake your head in disbelief? Or do you perhaps even fear him?
at 5:05 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti