About grumpyguy

I'm pushing 70 years of age. That says enough.

Today I’m eating worms in the park

I’m not big on social media.
Take Twitter, please.Twitter
There’s not much you can say in a few characters.

One exception is, “This is not a drill. A missile is headed to Hawaii.”
Never has so much been said in so few words.
Never has a government agency screwed up so badly trying to explain their screw up.

But normally Twitter is not much more than someone telling the world they are eating ice cream or hanging out some place.

I check it once in a while to see what our esteemed president is ragging about but I haven’t written anything on it in a couple of years.

Last week I picked up two new followers.
Maybe they’re looking for some quiet.

FacebookThen take Facebook, please.
The wife spends most of the day cruising it to see what her girlfriends have to say or playing games.
If she stops moving longer than 5 seconds, out comes the phone.
She can’t go very long without checking in.

She’s addicted.
She denies that.
I have better sense than to continue that discussion.

I drop by occasionally to spread some “like” and look for dumb videos.

Once in a while a pretty lady “loves” something I post.
I’m in heaven.

I have a short fantasy we run away to some place romantic and drink expensive wine.

To me the cellphone is a tool, not a lifestyle.
Two billion Facebook users say I’m wrong.

That makes me grumpy but also proud to be unique.


What ever happened to common sense?

Before anyone gets crazy – I don’t care who you vote for.

That’s your choice and no matter who wins I’ll still get a bumper sticker that says, “Don’t blame me, I voted for the other one.”

donald_trump2But I’ve been sitting around watching Donald Trump since the first time he said he “might” run for president several years ago.

Look what happened.

In my mind he is certifiable crazy.

It’s up to the professionals to attach a proper label but he seems to fit all the criteria I would use to call someone nuts.

What’s even more strange, I still can’t figure out why some people are so in love with The Donald.

Would you put up with someone like this in your real life?
Of course not.

Yeah, politics sucks and it’s been years since I’ve seen or met a politician I could admire.

In the first place you got to be a bit wacky to submit yourself to that process.

Secondly you have to be a bit delusional to look in a mirror and believe you are the answer to all the nation’s ills.

There are lots to be unhappy about in this country.

We’ve overshot the mark by miles when it comes to political correctness.
We have politicians that see nothing wrong in grabbing all the money they can to get re-elected.
We have people who look at political office as a life-long career when it was never designed to be that.

Trump speaks to all of that and for some, he is the voice of salvation…he will fix what’s wrong.

No, he won’t.

Any reasonable person should know he isn’t going to do much of what he promises.

Congress has to approve a lot of that and there’s your big red stop sign.

But the fact he runs off at the mouth and people are lapping it up is bothersome to me.

Trump SupportersTrump’s success, so far, says more about his supporters than it does about him.

Saying crazy things is not unusual.
You can find those people on many street corners preaching the world is ending.

Bet you just keep on walking.

I’m not worried about Trump.
I’m worried about the people who love him.

They should be able to see through it.
Yeah, and Hillary too.

This election is making me grumpy.