GARYWORDS at GaryTalk.com – Hey, you guys! You House Managers, Trump Attorney’s, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts, and you guys and gals in the United States Senate, I’m trying to write my first novel, here. Stop taking up all my time and sapping away my energy with this Senate Impeachment Trial you’ve been spending hours and days on. With spending so many hours per day of me intently glued to the proceedings on television screens, how do you expect me to make any headway on my novel?
I announced several years ago that I was working on a book based on my career in broadcast radio as an on-air personality, news anchor, interviewer, reporter and newspaper journalist. I don’t remember, at this moment, exactly how many years ago I said that, but it seems like it was probably at least five years ago. When I wrote, publically, that I was working on a book, based on my experiences while covering murder cases, trials, interviewing Governors, Senators. Congressional Representatives, authors, and other prominent people, including brushes with Presidential candidates, Secretaries of Defense, and more, I expected to be done by this time.
However, even though I have written several chapters on the book, all of those chapters were accomplished, part-time, within a time frame of a few months, but not much progress has been made on my book, pretty much, since Donald J. Trump became President of the United States. Since that happened, the world most of us remember has been turned upside down, at sometimes a dizzying speed. Those of us who have been paying close attention to the news cycle can easily attest to the fact that the world after the 2016 election is topsy-turvy, and deserves serious attention, regularly.
So, okay, I admit, it’s not just the Impeachment Trial that has made it nearly impossible to create additional pages for my novel. All of the stuff in the House of Representatives Impeachment proceedings and hearings that lead up to the House Impeachment charges against President Donald J. Trump which resulted in the Constitutional requirement of the Senate Trial that first sapped my energy. That needs to be taken into account, too.
Then, of course, there’s the long-awaited Mueller Report and the hullabaloo that followed when Attorney General Barr confused the issue by giving a false impression of the findings of the Mueller Report. That development, in turn, gave President Trump the excuse to further muddy the perception of his Presidential prowess by falsely bragging about being “exonerated” by the Mueller Report.
And, how about the multiple-thousands of misrepresentations, misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies that this President spews out via Tweets, on-camera interviews, news conferences, rallies, staff firings, poor Trump choices of words, and the like. I’m not even going to mention all of the behind the scenes things this President and the Trump selected governmental heads of agencies are doing to water down and in some cases eliminate common-sense procedures and policies that have been developed over the years before Trump was in the White House. Who has energy left over to write a book about less gigantic moments in what amounts to my lesser life, in the scheme of things?
Yes, you’re right, it’s not just the weird things that have been happening to our government, politics, political parties, and trade wars that make it even more difficult for farmers to stay in the business of feeding America. It’s also the potential of missiles being lobbed our way by dictators that have stolen this President’s heart, and, perhaps, his soul. And, locking little kids and babies in cages while their parents are torn away and sent away to who knows where simply because of their desire to have a better life for themselves and their children, as so many Americans have done since this country began.
The United States was built by immigrants. All of the current residents of this country are here because their ancestors came to this country to have a better life for themselves and their offspring, just like those hoping to enter and be a part of the Pre-Trump American Dream that they, too, had aspired to. President Trump is a grump who may have secret aspirations of being in the next Doctor Suess book. Too late, Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author of more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Suess, died September 24, 1991, at the age of 87.
When I started writing this, I didn’t know where I was going with it. I just had to get a few things off my chest about the mixed-up world my life has become during the Trump Spell of the Trump Years in the Trump White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washinton D.C. There are many other things about the Trump presidency and what’s going on in governmental circles that I could get off my chest, but, that will have to wait for sometime later on.
When is it going to end?! I need to get my book finished before I’ve forgotten how to write. At 76, that could happen any day now.