Saint Jon and the Skittle Eaters

February 3, 2017

I re-read old posts on here from time to time.

Lately more and more.

What a lucky fucking girl I was.

Sure every relationship I tried went down in flames, but I had extended moments of peace.

Now, I wake up in the morning, assess hangover level and attempt to go about a day in my random little life, it’s usually right about when I hit the button on the coffee maker that it hits me.

Donald fucking Trump is the president of the United States of America.

Happens all damned day until my head hits the pillow.

I post to my Facebook page, some political memes, stuff about love and strength and I have started adding the occasional panda video, just to give us all a break. They have been met with rousing choruses of ‘thank you, I needed that’.

Oh I know honey, I need it too.

But 20 minutes later, I’ll be washing the dishes or folding my clothes and here come the dread again…

Donald fucking Trump is the president of the United States of America.

I feel like I wandered into the Twilight Zone. This can’t be real.

Myself, and millions of other people are reeling in shock and awe, we can’t get past the first 4 stages of grief over one thing he does before he does one more thing and we are back at square one.

Angry, depressed, bargaining and so much denial.

But actually

Donald fucking Trump is the president of the United States of America.

The girl I was before had her ups and downs sure. But I remember I spent days upon days down at the beach last year without a care in the world, not a one.

I miss that peace.

Brother Matt says

The world isn’t going crazy…
The world has always been crazy, but now everyone can see it.

I am inclined to agree.

Yesterday Arnold Schwarzenegger asked Trump to switch jobs with him so “… people can finally sleep comfortably again.

Nailed it.


How do you sleep in a burning bed? In a bed of lies? In a bed of vipers?

This is a free fall into madness. There are no checks and balances because he just fires people and tweets nonsense.

Somebody has to do something. But who takes on the United States of America?

This has to be an inside job.

America is falling into a dictatorship because Donald fucking Trump is the president of the United States of America.

There are unconfirmed reports of migrant workers being rounded up in California.

It begins.

He has named progressive states “Sanctuary States” like that is a bad thing.


I can see the dystopia unfolding very quickly. Flint won’t be the only place without clean water, people are going to start getting really sick. Mexican border closing means 67% less fresh fruits and vegetables coming into the country, people will get hungry. I am afraid he is going to orchestrate a terrorist attack on a sanctuary city to push his agenda and punish them, a twofer if you will. Then martial law.

Bill Maher called it before Election Day.

He wasn’t wrong.

bill maher




Trump has divided and conquered already. It wasn’t that hard. People are living in the dark ages and in fear of an imaginary enemy. Racism was already rampant, he just gave them a voice. I delete and ban 50-100 ignorant, evil comments a day on my page now.

Racism is a disease, a mental illness and it has to be brought kicking and screaming into the light.

It is quite literally bred in the bones of these people.

We can’t change them, but we can shame them. I will no longer passively allow the idea that one human being has more worth or rights to a comfortable life than anyone else based on any criteria whatsoever. There is no criteria, human is human, the end.

The perfect Skittles analogy.





Yes, I will eat the Skittles. I have raised my son to eat the Skittles.

There are others like us, I can see them. Mr. Roger’s mom always said when things get scary look for the people helping. I see them. Standing at Standing Rock, protesting, writing articles, refusing to deliver fake news, sifting through the ashes.

I hope at the end of this, when history remembers us, they call us the Skittle Eaters and they tell tales about how we brought down an evil Cheeto.

A friend of mine messaged the other day and said “I know you are stressed out right now but here is some good news Stephen Colbert is coming back this week.”

And lo, there was some light in the darkness.

My first thought was that Jon Stewart looked like he had aged a decade since November.

But there was this glint in his eye, a fire. And it warmed me.

He said very plainly that Donald fucking Trump is the president of the United States of America.

And it’s exhausting.


I can see why people gravitate to churches run by powerful well-spoken men looking for comfort and purpose.
I worship at the church of Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert. These are my saints and apostles.

I found a tiny glimmer of hope here, in this battle cry…

“We have never faced this before.
Purposeful, vindictive chaos.
But perhaps therein lies the saving grace of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.
No one action will be adequate. All actions will be necessary.
And if we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight, and somehow come through this presidency calamity-less and constitutionally partially intact, then Donald J. Trump will have demonstrated the greatness of America, just not how (he) thought (he) was gonna.”



I am ready and willing to fight. Gather the wise women and the witches.

And I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it’s all right, it’s all right
For we’ve lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road we’re traveling on
I wonder what’s gone wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it’s all right, it’s all right
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all, I’m trying to get some rest

Paul Simon, American Tune

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