White noise

About 20 years ago we were vacationing in Charleston, SC. I had rented a suite for my family in one of those quaint, old inn’s right on Market Street. To help cancel out all the activity occurring outside our window at 2 am by drunk college kids the inn provided us with a Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Machine and my life has never been the same since.

When I got home I ordered one from Hammer Schlemmer, back then the only place that sold them, for $80.00. Now you can buy one at Walmart for $45.00. The problem I have discovered with this little device is once you have it you can’t sleep without it. I liken it to being addicted to crack-cocaine so wherever I travel my Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Machine travels as well.

But this isn’t the kind of white noise I want to write about, this is; “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”- Trump

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject What does it mean for America to have free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, no criminalization of coming into our Country – See how that works for controlling Immigration! They talk about Israel like they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted to impeach President Trump on DAY ONE. Make them the face of the future of the Democrat Party, you will destroy the Democrat Party. Their policies will destroy our Country!” –Lindsey Graham

Just so there is no confusion about who the “Progressive Democrat Congresswomen” and “AOC and this crowd” are let me help you;

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: American
  2. Ilhan Omar: Somali-American
  3. Ayanna Pressley: American
  4. Rashida Tlaib: American

I suggest you Google these women and learn their stories. What you will discover is stories of survival and struggle. Stories of self-sufficiency, reliance and support. Stories of character, and identity. Stories of hope. Stories Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham simply can’t relate too.

Other than being female and members of the House of Representative what else do these women have in common? They aren’t blond and blue-eyed like The Donald’s prized possession, Ivanka Trump. Yes, these are women of color, women with strange and foreign sounding names, women who make old white men uncomfortable because they have an opinion and they voice their opinion. So what do old white men call them? They know better than to call them Coons, or Spiks or Towel Heads in public, they save that for the golf course, but Anti-American is okay but Communist is even better. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the new and improved white noise of America, a noise that has been in existence for 250 years but has a new voice, a new edge and a new urgency because the old white men of this country know that their days of ruling are coming to a bitter end.

I called Lindsey Graham’s office in Greenville. I asked the lady that answered the phone if I could speak with someone that could tell me what has happened to Senator Graham. Why has he changed? The lady responded with these words “I am sorry sir, we don’t know.” I said, “You don’t know why he is acting like this?” and she said, “No sir, I am sorry we don’t. Senator Graham doesn’t come to Greenville much anymore.” So I asked her who should I call to find out what the heck is wrong with him and she suggested I call his Washington office, “Maybe they can tell you what is going on with him.”

I know what is going on with him, white noise, scared noise.

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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15 Responses to White noise

  1. Nan says:

    Of course anyone with half a brain knows that three of these women are natural-born citizens of the U.S. and one is a naturalized citizen. But like you say, they happen to have funny sounding names and a tint of color in their “whiteness,” so they’re most certainly Enemies of the State of Trumpsky!

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  2. Donald, some Native Americans want to talk to you about this whole “going back where you came from” business. Meantime, thanks for putting your ignorance out there for the world to see.

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  3. Suze says:

    Not only do we have no idea what is wrong with Mr. Graham, but Oklahoma’s Mr. Lankford, Mr Inhofe are both afflicted with the same disorder…and their offices here simply hang up on their constituents when asked “what is wrong with Mr. …”

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  4. “He doesn’t come to Greenville much anymore.”

    Sounds like someone who is scared of his constituents. Which is not a good quality to have as an elected official.

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  5. None much of anything coming out the orifices of trump and his cronies bothers me anymore – what comes out of the mouth is pretty much the same as comes out of the anus. But those tweets and his comments tore me up. Hate is a very strong, undesirable word in my vocabulary, but it is not nearly strong enough to describe what I feel today.

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  6. Let me tell you, you can learn to sleep without one of those machines. You just have to retrain your body & your brain. But it’s possible; I did it.

    Has anything really happened to Lindsay Graham? From where I’m sitting here in my living room up North here in Buffalo, it seems like he’s the same old jerk he’s always been. Maybe a little more mendacious than before but trump seems to bring the worst out in people. I see a LOT of that lately.

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    • It’s funny if the power goes off while we are sleeping my wife and I will both wake-up because the sleep machine has quit working.

      Yes, Lindsey has always been a jerk but there was a “human” side to him. Watching him and Pence stand in front of those caged men in their matching outfits confirmed one thing, Trump has pictures or information about him.


  7. Sarada Gray says:

    Here in the UK I wept when I heard that Trump speech. I’ve held off comparing him to Hitler because it seems too cliched but that was just like Nuremberg. A group of us have sent a message of solidarity to the four women.

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  8. Gina Marie says:

    I was “out of pocket” for a few days and came back to “civilization” yesterday. I was overwhelmed with all the crap that is now our “MAGA” existence. And I watched in horror as the crowd of “white noise” bellowed “send her back!” I know I am being redundant, but it was sickening.

    However, I do appreciate your voice and the way you articulate so wonderfully how seriously f-ed up this is and how these men are perpetuating what appears to be a clear ethos of their hearts.

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