Today is Veteran’s Day, a day to remember those who serve/have served to protect and serve. Traditionally, this is the time US Presidents thank the members of the armed services and their families for their commitment to us.

But not Trump. He found a way to berate the efforts of soldiers. During his campaign he found the time and words to mock John McCain’s record of military service.

Trump applied and received deferment to avoid military service. And most recently, Trump could not even offer respectful condolences to the families and friends of soldiers who gave their lives while serving their country.

I wasn’t shocked when it was announced that Trump was the winner of the 2016 US Presidential election. But I was very annoyed with all those individuals who:

1) Thought one African-African president could erase centuries of racism, hate crimes, corruption, etc.

2) Wanted to go back to those “good ole days” of privilege and limited access of educational, social, health,and financial resources.

3) Continue to view bullying and sexual harassment as permissible forms of entertainment.

We survived the first of Trump’s 4 year term. But how will we make it through the next 3 years without the therapy sessions and medication provided thru affordable medical insurance?


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.