Word of the week

Word of the weekJust this week I learned a fun word: acrostic. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “a composition … in which sets of letters (as the initial … letters of the lines) taken in order form a word….” I looked it up because of two events that happened within days. First, all 16 members of the Committee on Arts and Humanities quit. They all had enough of the racist and divisive behaviors of the so-called president. The acrostic of their resignation letter read “R-E-S-I-S-T.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arts-and-humanities-committee-members-resign-in-protest-of-trump/
Then, science convoy Daniel Kammen, fed up with the stink from the same source, followed suit, and his departing letter acronymically said “I-M-P-E-A-C-H.”
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/23/16190336/state-department-science-envoy-resigns-letter-spells-impeach

Eager to please the boss, so-called advisors Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka rushed to defend Trump’s idiotic and inflaming comments after the deadly Charlottesville riot. In spite of their fawning talents, they were both gone from their jobs within days. Apparently, they didn’t do enough. Loyalty to Trump is like toilet paper; it gets used once and is flushed down the commode.

Reminder to everybody: If you work for a psycho like Trump, get out fast. You are going to get muck all over your nose no matter how many rolls of paper you have ready. I once worked for someone like that. He was a low-ranking bureaucrat but his ego was as high as the yellow bird nest in the big white cage. I lasted about a year and a half before I quit. That was one of the more mature decisions I ever made in my life. I know, I should have left in 2 weeks. But I was in my twenties then. I didn’t know any better.

Kidding aside, we as citizens really should stand up and voice our opinions. Democracy is not a top down concept – dictatorship is. Yes, we as a group hired Trump because we feared the other applicant was even worse. I think we as a group now know that we made a bad choice. Resist, impeach, let’s get rid of that _ _ _ _!

On a separate note, can you take a moment and think about the thousands of victims of the Houston floods? Say a prayer for them if you believe in God. If you are not religious, just think about them with empathy if you don’t mind. Go on-line and see if you can make a small donation to help. I know a kid who just asked his mom to wash clean all his old stuffed animals to donate to the traumatized children there. Please help! 

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