21 Reasons to Smile, in Spite of Donald Trump
By D. S. Mitchell
I sat down with computer in my lap and began writing my 445th post to www.calamitypolitics.com. Before I started this blog, I worried that I wouldn’t have enough to write about. I mean, it even occurred to me that I might exhaust all my grievances against the Mango Menace within a couple of weeks. I was so innocent. So naive.
Who would have thought that a TV reality show has-been, would be elected to run the White House like a New York slumlord. How could any of us; with our limited historical perspective, ever imagined the extent of perversion, fraud and corruption that this grifter president could bring to Washington. My God, reporters have an average of a scandal, or two, a day, to choose from. In fact the scandals and corruption news is coming so fast and furious that we have to literally bob and weave to stay clear of flying falsehoods and denials.
Breaking News Feed
In fact, on a really good Friday afternoon two or three of the juiciest scandals in American history will explode on the CNN Breaking News feed. Yes, every Friday. Like clockwork. I just said American history. It is the most mind-spinning administration of graft and compromise in U.S. history. What other administrations in memory could, in one week, produce more scandals than the Obama, Bush, and Reagan administrations combined.
I recommend you hold on to that safety strap. I expect the tempo of the legal battles are about to pick up speed. Subpoenas will be flying out of the House. My “trouble coming” antennae are quivering. We are on a perilous ride, created by the megalomania of Donald Trump.
Choice of Vices
Now it’s time to open a bottle of wine, roll a doobie, or grab a box of chocolates, whichever be your particular vice. Then find a comfortable chair sit back and just breathe. While savoring your wine I am going to share with you some positive and uplifting energy.
Here are 21 Reasons to Smile: In Spite of Donald Trump
- Sunsets over water
- Wraparound sunglasses
- The Science Channel
- Getting the perfect selfie
- The Muppets
- Touching toes under the covers
- Blowing the wrapper off the straw
- Winning at Monopoly
- A dog’s cold nose
- Warm apple cake
- Winning at Monopoly
- Old jeans that fit just right
- The clatter of skis being loaded
- Drawing a Royal Flush
- The rumble of a train as it passes
- The imagination of a six-year-old
- Your lover’s voice
- A friend’s hug
- Daddy’s wisdom
- Lady Gaga
- Old yellowed family photographs
- Denim and plaid
Have another glass of wine. We’ll connect again.