Monday, December 26, 2016

Random Photo: Old Politics at Christmas

Politics at Thanksgiving is a common subject and we saw very little of it during ours thankfully. However my brother Brandon, my grandmother, and her boyfriend Howard were very happy about the results of the November election as they were bragging during the Christmas Eve gathering. Not unlikely of them either as old southerners are extremely conservative. And my brother Brandon (he's in the Army) came out of basic training radicalized with far-right ideologies and Christian fundamentalism. I was luckily down the hall with my nephews and tried to ignore the babbling. I am still concerned for our country as I have seen all of Trump's cabinet picks. The presidential cabinet looks like it's shaping up to be a league of super-villains. Every pick seems to be someone who is the antithesis to what they're suppose to be running. 

11 comments:

bj said...

Well, you know, of course, that I disagree with your views on Mr. Trump...and his cabinet picks...in my humble opinion, our country has had waaay too much of politics...we need some people helping to get this country back in shape that have never held political offices. We need term limits for Congress...among about a hundred other things that Obama led us into...
And on a brighter note, I hope you and Daisy had a good Christmas.

Martha said...

Well, at least you didn't get into a fight! Sometimes political or religious discussions leads to that.

Christine said...

we must have hope.

Emmylou said...

Politics in the USA must be such a difficult topic to discuss right now, and probably for the next four years. Good on you for keeping the peace. I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Thankfully, there was no politics talk at Thanksgiving or Christmas this year in my family. Good for you for staying out of the discussion. Sometimes those talks can get ugly!

Dascha said...

Oh no! I don't like political!

With love,
Dascha

Pat Hatt said...

Playing with your nephews sounds much more fun

Red said...

You've nailed on Trump's cabinet choices.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Even though we are Canadian, I put a ban on talking politics at our Christmas gathering. It was much more enjoyable that way. -Jenn

Huggybear said...

Ha ha - I'm glad that Canadians are getting a laugh or maybe
a bloody horrible scare out of the selections.
The whole world watches in awe!
Far right wingers, bible bashers, bigots, racists, billionaires - what a motley collection.
Those who saw Trump as a "savior" will be in for the greatest shock of their lives.

As the saying goes - "Could only happen in the USA".
My profound sympathy for the people of the USA.
Colin

Jeanneke said...

You did the best and most important thing on Christmas, being with your young nephews (they have the (America's) future, haven't they?), staying away from the grown ups' bragging and politics.