After months of watching highlights of Donald Trump's speeches, I have come to a decision. I think he is trying to see just how out outrageous he can be before the American people yell UNCLE. The blatant bigotry that he is displaying is feeding into the racist elements of our society, but it is not indicative of the Donald Trump we read about in years past. He has always been a blowhard, but he was not a stupid man. He obviously knows that Mexico will not be paying for a wall to separate them from the United States, yet he announced that he will make sure that they do.
His speeches are like funny Saturday Night Live Sketches that are using sarcasm to teach us life lessons. We know that he is the master of reality T.V., so is it a stretch to believe that this is just another of his real-life shows that went horribly wrong? I can picture him sitting in his office a year or two ago while speaking with his producers.
" Ya know guys, The Apprentice won't last forever, and I am getting tired
of firing people anyway. Let's come up with a new idea to capture the
attention of an American public that will believe anything. Hmmm....
we will be electing a new President soon. How about bankrolling the most
outrageous candidate ever and seeing how long we can run with it! Better
yet, I will run...but it has to be as a republican, because I once said I could
get them to believe anything."
Poor guy...how could he have known that he actually could get a large group of dissatisfied people to buy into his insanity? He is obviously trying to get out of this mess. Each of his comments makes the last one seem tame, and yet his audience grows larger. The more bigotry he displays, the more media attention he garners. What does that tell the rest of the world about us? Even if the republicans figure out a non-lethal way to get him out of the picture, the fact that so many Americans support his ideas will long remain an albatross around our neck. Come on people, it is time to do "the Donald" a favor and say, "You're Fired!"
Speaking of losing a job, Susan Daffron's heroine in Chez Stinky, is having a difficult time tolerating a sexist boss who makes her feel invisible. When her estranged aunt leaves her a home, populated with a slew of cats and dogs, she quits her job and moves to Alpine Grove. What follows is a funny, romantic tale, that will make you smile and forget the political climate of today.
Joanne Fluke's Wedding Cake Murder is another light mystery, that is populated with recipes rather than animals. This book also gives us an escape from our real time worries and takes us into a small town way of life. Both books are well deserved breaks from our reality.
As always, complete reviews will follow this blog.