The wind out of Cleveland stank. It was a dark, hot wind full of pollutants. It left everything it touched covered with soot and grit. The Man-Who-Would-Be-King, or as Garry calls him “Orange Head,” was a mighty wind. Warning us all that we live in a dreadful, dangerous country and have everything to fear, including fear itself. But he, our self-proclaimed savior and possibly America’s first-ever home-grown fascist demagogue would save us. He — and only he — can Make America Great Again.

It was a real shock to me. I think America is pretty great right now and always has been.

Then the wind started blowing up from the south, up from Philadelphia. A gentler cooling breeze. It carried the scent of hope and a future of which we can be proud. Finally, last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton, America’s first woman major-party presidential candidate gave us a line which resonated.

72-A man you can bait with a tweet

“Aah,” I said.

“Ooh,” said Garry.

And suddenly, everyone was picking up the line and passing it around the cyber world.

I wouldn’t trust Donald Trump to not steal my silver on his way out the door. Or stab me with a kitchen knife, dull blade and all. I can’t control the winds that blow. It is the nature of wind to go where it will, but for a few days this week, the wind was fresh, warm, and scented with flowers.


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33 replies

  1. You are a great writer. Keep it up. You almost had me in love with Hillary.


    • I genuinely like her and always have. She isn’t naturally charming. Bill has the family charm. But she’s genuine and sincerely wants to do the right thing. Does she change her mind about what the right thing is? Yes, she has. And I do (and will) too. Most people change their mind about stuff many times over the years. I think we are supposed to do that. You get different information, you make a different choice. The context changes? You change your choice. I’m not sure why marrying a particular choice makes someone more honest or righteous. Just more close-minded.

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  2. Orange head is a good name Garry. Love that quote. Rather apt.

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    • As soon as I heard the line, I wrote it down. By morning, apparently everyone had heard it and it was all over the net. Hillary isn’t a very good speaker. I was merely hoping she wouldn’t put her entire foot in her mouth. She did well (for her) … considering that podium speechifying is her weak point.

      And Orange Head is a good one, though I prefer The-Man-Who-Would-Be-King.

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    • Thanks, Raewyn! I want to squeeze that Orange Head like the overripe and putrid fruit he is.

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  3. I’m not sure what is scarier, Trump or the many adherents he has.

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  4. Charles Schultz Humor: I almost thought this was going to start out with “It was a dark and stormy night…” 😀 And then I realized… Why yes, my thought was still a rather appropriate analogy, given the topic.


  5. “Make America Great Again.” How arrogant a statement and as if Trump has the answer.

    In recognition of all we’ve accomplished and In spite of all that we have failed at.., we are already, and continue to be, GREAT. If that were not the case, we wouldn’t be able to freely discuss these things privately or through the media.

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  6. “If there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit!” We need to work to help her win!


  7. He reminds me of that guy that Superman had to fight – the joker? Is it his real hair or a wig?

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    • I don’t know what that is on his head. I’m not sure it’s any kind of hair. Looks like a dead animal. For someone who is constantly bragging about how much money he has, you’d think he could fix that hair!

      The Joker. Or maybe, the Penguin?

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    • Mrs. Swiss, when Gene Hackman played Lex Luther he had a wig that looked like Orange Head’s real comb-over or human bee hive.


  8. I wouldn’t trust Orange Head as a bag boy at the supermarket.

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