A Charmed Life

freaking out in this moonage daydream


blogI only have one rule when it comes to writing for this blog, I have to be able to feel my way through the words but this time for the first time ever my thoughts refuse to unscramble.

And it shouldn’t be this way. As a woman, as an activist and as a long time supporter I am supposed to wax lyrical about my girl Hillary making the biggest crack in that glass ceiling. Instead I find myself gravely concerned about that orange megalomaniac from the other camp. It is not a joke anymore, he is not the Manchurian candidate, this reality show just got real – the man who in the last week incited another country to commit a crime (yes hacking is actually a criminal offence you stupid oompa loompa) this man could very really be elected President of the United States come November 8. Can you imagine the nuclear codes in those tiny hands. To this point I am clear but from here I come undone.

Talking to his supporters is like talking to a religious person in my experience. I find religion freakish so put a religious person in front of me and I immediately start to question their religious commitment, can’t help myself. Apart from an early experience at my Catholic college – where I would frequently debate dogma with Sr. Marcellin  (she would explain to me why Mary was her home girl and I would declare her brainwashed, I even called her Sr. Brainwashed once, got me detention but she was and still is the coolest nun you could ever meet, those were great existential talks we had) – apart from Sr. Marcellin I have yet to find one person who has been able to explain their belief to me outside of a sound bite. And we know who else speaks in sound bites don’t we.

The main sound bite from that camp ‘he’ll bring back jobs’ great I like the sound of that. . . but just a thought considering that every one of his businesses employs people in other countries and that he has yet to lay out any of his policies; apart from employing people to build that wall where exactly do these jobs come from? Valid question I would think no? But try asking one of his supporters oh my.  .  . the venom that gets spouted back, it is just as well I have thick skin, even so I don’t understand how people can be so narrow-minded I really don’t.

I like Ivanka, she appears to be a liberal, well-mannered, well-informed savvy businesswoman and I think to myself he created her and they enjoy a great relationship so this shows a sliver of sane right? So can he really be this ignorant? this hateful? Is he really so up his own arse that he actually believes he is the only one who can fix America? A man who has failed business ventures, been declared bankrupt many times, who refuses to share his tax returns, whose stepford wife has been caught out for plagiarism and faking a degree; a man who throws tantrums when reporters don’t pander to him, who encourages violence (and now hacking), who couldn’t care less about the need for unisex toilets, a man who admires Saddam Hussein and is blatantly buddying up with Vladimir Putin, a man who would never let the truth get in the way of a good story and who has yet to share one single strategy but has voiced his opposition to the free market, open borders and liberalised trade. Is this the man to be trusted with nuclear codes? Really America? You do realise that we, we being the rest of the world apart from maybe oompa loompa’s new bestie Putin, you do realise we think you are completely bonkers to have let this troll come this far.

Like her or hate her you want Hillary as your next Commander in Chief. Come on America do the right thing, just think of those nuclear codes.   .  .

Sat Nam

Also…  After her appearance on Carpool Karaoke and that speech at the DNC I have the hugest crush on Michelle Obama but then who doesn’t, simply put Michelle and Barack are good people. Back in 2008 across the pond I stayed up all night and cried when Barack was elected, and on the day of his inauguration I celebrated with American embassy staff drinking a lot of champagne and while much is said about what he didn’t do he has achieved more; during his time he got America through the GFC, legalised same sex marriage and millions who would not have access otherwise now have healthcare – these are not small feats but what I consider his biggest achievement to be is that Barack today is the same Barack he was eight years when he accepted his party’s nomination – he is a man of integrity, trust, decency and kindness, as I think back to the Presidents in my time (and I go back all the way to Nixon) I can’t think of another who embodies all of these traits so thank you Barack and Michelle for the role models you are. And finally for the last time, happy birthday Mr President (for Thursday) #YesYouDid ♥ while I am on this who run the world path, I have a further dream for the end of this year once Hills is elected Madame President, come December I would hope to see another first for a female, that being Helen Clark as UN Secretary-General. Full disclosure her being an ex New Zealand Prime Minister and my twitter friend make me a tad bias but like Hills she has 20+ years in service incl. the last seven as Administrator of UNDP, she’s a goodie and she deserves this role. Helen Clark UN Secretary-General, sounds good to me even Australians think so ask Kevin Rudd #KiwiTopDog ♥ November is already my fav month as its my birth month but this year its fit to bursting; with the election of my girl Hills and now the icing on the cake, the Netflix gods have announced the Gilmore Girls revival is to drop November 25th – two days after my birthday – the universe REALLY does have my back. #TeamJess #BestBirthdayPresentEver #aLittleTeamLogan ♥ I am lucky to have experienced two Olympics in my lifetime – Sydney 2000 and London 2012, let me tell you if you haven’t had the opportunity, it is the time of your life. It is like the rest of the world doesn’t exist and for those two weeks all you care about is watching excellence, meeting people from around the world and soaking up the atmosphere – its a love in and in the world we live in today boy do we need this. Sending out a prayer to Rio for a happy and safe Olympics, may the spirit of the games inspire all participants to greatness, especially the teams that speak to my heart Team New Zealand, Team GB and Team Refugees.

Author: akiwigirlabroad

'the universe always has your back'

20 thoughts on “freaking out in this moonage daydream

  1. It is a scary thought of presidents candidates this coming term for US. 🙏🏻

  2. Helen Clark all the way!

  3. I have seen many elections in my lifetime and have never detested or despised a candidate as much as trump. His demeanor, his callousness, his egomania, his disrespect for others, his bigotry, his racism, his wealth and the manner in which he acquired that wealth……..the whole package is disgusting. I am trusting the true America to come out this November and tell him, “You’re fired!”
    Love your post.

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  5. I’m with Larry. My wife even suspects Trump is trying to throw the election. I realize that’s giving him a lot of credit, as I don’t think he’s smart enough to that thought of that himself.

  6. I loved Michelle Obama’s carpool karaoke and doubt we’ll see another first lady (or gentleman) as cool as she is. I think history will look back very favourably on the Obamas’ tenure in the White House.

  7. LOL! I have to wonder if Donald remembers that interview.

  8. Hi,
    Totally agree with you on this post, every last word, I don’t live in America, but this man has to go (far,far,far away)…………………………

  9. I’m no supporter of Trump, but be careful what you believe.

    • Thank you but I already knew this, in fact I tweeted to that fact a few weeks ago and if you read my post you will note I didn’t quote it. It was just to get people’s attention.

      In any case it is irrelevant if it is true or not as he doesn’t work with the truth.

  10. I hope for everyone’s sake USA votes sensibly. Anyway, very well written note.

  11. I enjoyed reading your perspective. Thanks for sharing and stopping by 😉

  12. Agree with you on Barack and not sure if Donald is the right person, still have my doubts, watching his shows, he did make an impression.

  13. I did like this post but at the same time you have parroted some rhetoric that needs backing up. Backing up your words is important. Talking about Donald trump going bankrupt several time I feel you need to support those claims. But overall nice post 🙂

    • Unlike that narcissistic orange anus I do do my research and stick to the facts… the bankruptcies are easy to find as he readily admits to them like its a badge of honour. For your reference – the six bankruptcies the next leader of the free world has declared in a 25 year span;

      Bankruptcy No. 1: The Trump Taj Mahal, 1991

      Bankruptcy No. 2: Trump Castle, 1992

      Bankruptcy No. 3: Trump Plaza and Casino, 1992

      Bankruptcy No. 4: Plaza Hotel, 1992

      Bankruptcy No. 5: Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts, 2004

      Bankruptcy No. 6: Trump Entertainment Resorts, 2009

      Thank you for reading, happy new year.

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