How ya doin’? There’s been a few changes down here. The Americans had an election to replace Obama … and Donald Trump is now President. Yeah … the billionaire dude on Celebrity Apprentice. Leader of the free world.
His election platform seemed to involve building a wall between the US and Mexico, defeating ISIS (he’s a little hazy on the details of how), getting rid of illegal immigrants and banning muslims from entering the country. Oh … and someone released an old tape of him bragging about grabbing women by the pu**y but it was just locker room banter so it didn’t count.
Anyhoo, seems there’s a lot of angry people who felt left out of the political process and they are putting everyone on notice they won’t be ignored any longer.
In Orange the National Party seems to have lost a by-election to the Shooter’s Party … and in the Federal election back in July Pauline Hanson made a comeback and got elected to the Senate with three of her mates … it all felt a bit 1996 really. Oh and Derryn Hinch … he got into the Senate too.
So just giving you a heads up in case you manage to wrangle a resurrection or something and arrive back here to find the US president screeching “you’re FIRED” during addresses to the nation … and the Aussie Senate echoing cries of “shame, shame, shame” and “please explain”.
Now I guess we just have to hope the people with the power can figure it out. That they find a way to create a world where people aren’t left behind. A way to ensure everyone can earn a living, feed their family, live in a reasonable house, give their children a decent education and get the care they need when they are sick. They need to ensure they do it without demonising or bullying based on gender, sexuality, race, or religion.
I guess I live in interesting times! Shame you are missing it!
PS My new friend thinks you were a man ahead of the game with the bunker you built under the garage. She believes it’s where we are all going to have to gather when the zombie apocalypse or the end of time arrives, she reckons it could be coming sooner rather than later. So digging out that space was a smart move apparently. Sorry about questioning it at the time. (I don’t have the heart to tell her you had already filled up the double garage with junk and were just looking to squeeze out a bit of extra storage area.)