Amazing show of numbers yesterday! Hope was sparked. When is the next one and the next and the next? Hopefully there will be the 100th one when I’m there this summer.

But I was concerned when listening to reporters walking through the crowds talking to the women. I’m concerned when I hear a woman say, “The election was stolen from Hillary and Russia did it.” When asked for evidence the answer was, “People a lot smarter than me have said so.”womensmarchsigns_013-0

I’m concerned when I hear a woman say, “I wanted a woman to be President.

I’m concerned when I hear Condoleeza mentioned as a “nasty woman”. She was, but not in that sense and really should be tried for war crimes.

I’m concerned when I hear the answer to the question, “Why are you here?” is “Um, I can’t tell you off the top of my head.”


I’m concerned when I see Elizabeth Warren welcoming the march in Boston with her fist held high, just hours after voting to confirm James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of State because Massachusetts relies on defence jobs.



And THIS! She dares to show her face. Does she not understand dishonesty and IRONY?


But mostly I’m concerned about this answer. “I’m here because I don’t like the way our system works.”

“But the system works until someone you don’t don’t like gets into office?
Pause. “Um, basically, yes.”



The Coup

I saw the speech again this morning as I wasn’t paying attention yesterday because I was blogging. I saw this and thought it very strange. I’m sure it’s because the “optics” were wrong. Too much like a South American dictator surrounded by his generals after a military coup, maybe?


Sort of like this one:



Occupy Poland

Well, it’s happened. Your tax dollars at work. And Poland’s.

Poland is officially occupied by US troops. 16112622_10209952562842396_2228809361951861988_oUnlike the Germans who are protesting this buildup to war with Russia, Poles are ecstatic that the Americans have come to save them since no one else will. Not Communism, not the EU and especially not Germany. Everyone has betrayed them which is why they are where they are today. The Americans are their only hope, conveniently forgetting how Roosevelt gave Poland to Stalin in 1943 and the rest as they say is history, albeit it revised. Heavily. As the Poles line the streets with flowers, American flags, tea and cake, the only thing missing from this scenario, as the tanks roll is soldiers throwing nylons and chocolate from the tanks. Poles say, “I’d rather be occupied by the Americans than the Russians or Germany.” 30 years of capitalism, 70 years after World War II, it’s come down to this, has it? Choose your occupier as that is what passes for independence in Poland. Not that they ever had a choice.15995041_10209952559522313_4557265129467901338_o

I went to the Occupiers’ heart and mind exhibition. Not that the Americans have to work very hard. Poles love Americans even after being betrayed by them time after time. I didn’t get any nylons as there were no Americans there. But I did get billions in American weapons. At least I am safe. Where is that FB button?












Cut to a conversation with my cable provider today. I have every intention of renewing my contract as I can’t live without TV and the Internet as my stay in Havana showed. He’s trying to make the deal sweeter for some reason and offers to throw in a movie channel for free.
So I ask, “Do you have a better offer? After all, the Americans arrived today to protect you and I’m American.”
“You’re right,” he answers. “I’ll throw in another 45 HD channels for free too.”