Dear GeorgeS,

I feel ya. It just makes me feel so sad & sick to my stomach. As an immigrant, legal immigrant, who’s lived in this, once & future great nation for more than 40 years, my heart aches. I know first hand how terrible the conditions can be from places people are coming from, & they come & their babies are taken from them!

And then I am reading t-shirts on men’s chests & they say: Better Russian than Democrat. Really?!?! Better Russian than Democrat?!? What happened to Better Dead then Red?!? I am from Russia (well, Belarus, technically, but who gives a crap!) & these American-born idiots are proudly wearing their treason on their bodies!!! I say, let’s round them up & send them to Russia, they love it so much! Our Republic will be better off! Ooh, they burn my chaps!

Sorry, I am hopping mad. I don’t even recognize this nation any more. I’m sad & angry & depressed. I used to be a Republican voter, although I’ve never voted a straight ticket in my life — after all, that’s how Communism works. Not any more. I’m running (waddling, I’m overweight) to change my vote to Independent. I’m so cynical now, I suspect the toddler next door is secretly plotting something, although I have no proof. It’s the way she crawls, I don’t trust her, her & that little calico cat across the street that has been teasing our dogs…

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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