Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 12

Today's happiness -- The good mac and cheese. I like to donate macaroni and cheese to the local food pantry. So many of the neighbors that depend on the pantry have kids, and kids like mac and cheese. Busy parents can whip up mac and cheese in no time.
Sometimes, though, I feel bad because while Kraft comes in a colorful box (and sometimes features characters like Minions or the Paw Patrol), it really isn't the best meal choice for the wee ones.
So today I was totally tickled to find Annie's Macaroni & Cheese -- organic pasta with no artificial colors/flavors -- was on sale at CVS. Between the price reduction and my coupon, I only paid (wait for it!) 57¢!

I love it when doing good feels better.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.

Then there's this

You've heard the joke that a woman voting for Trump is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders. It's not only funny, it's true. You just need to look at the way he's spoken of women so far this month for verification.

Yesterday he described Sen. Kamala Harris as "nasty" and "horrible" because she had the temerity to do her job and question Brett Kavanaugh. I suppose Kavanaugh should just be handed a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land without having to answer questions from a United States Senator. Because, you know, he's a Trump appointee and she's a woman.

He also recently called Dr. Deborah Birx "pathetic."

Our President does, however, wish Ghislane Maxwell "well."


And he has nothing but praise for Marjorie Taylor Greene, the radical right winger who won the Republican nomination for a House seat in Georgia. Ms. Greene has made twisted, baseless and bizarre accusations, including:
•  Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) represent an "Islamic invasion of the U.S. government"
•  George Soros turned Jews over to the Nazis (never mind that Soros was 14 when Hitler died; she follows Q-Anon so facts are meaningless to her)

So an accused pedophile and a self-proclaimed religious bigot are "good" women, and a United States Senator and a member of his own White House Coronavirus Task Force are "bad" women.