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20 January 2017 @ 03:39 pm
The New Guy.  
The Canadian Niece - newly 7 years old, with the wisdom of her years - is outraged by our election of Tronald P Dump. (This is what I’ll be calling him from now on, to avoid a) showing respect and b) algorithms from certain countries or his own people that may be looking for his name.)

So first, TCN’s favorite Big Boy restaurant here in my hometown - where her mother was always obsessed with their chocolate ice cream fudge cake and where the kids would beg to go for ice cream - has closed down. Then the Toy House - a local toy place that was family owned and operated for 65 years and where TCN is aware that I get all her best dollhouse stuff - has closed down. She was lamenting the loss to her father and said, “The new guy did this.” - “What new guy?” her father asked. - “The new guy who is in charge now.” Yes, Dump. She thinks her favorite Michigan restaurant and toy house have closed down because of Dump.


When she told me this during their Christmas visit, I said, “Well, he is shutting down a lot of things, but I actually don’t think Big Boy and the Toy House are his fault.” What other things was he shutting down, she wanted to know. So I told her that he wanted to take away health insurance for sick/old/poor people, so they can’t go to the doctors anymore. “Why?!” was her outcry.

“Because he hates poor people,” my brother supplied. - “But that’s not nice!” she said. - “He hates a lot of people,” I told her. “Black people. People from other countries. Poor people. Women. Sick people like me. Gay people.” Every people I named, her mouth fell open a little bit farther.

“He really hates women,” my brother said. “He grabs them and hurts them and gets away with it.” - “Someone should stop him! Why does he hate everyone?” TCN asked.

“Well, not everyone,“ her dad said. “He likes rich people.” - “Yes, he likes rich people who are also white people who are also men,” I explained. “Only rich, white men like himself. He hates everyone else.”

“He should be in time out!” she declared.

“I agree,” I told her. “We could have had a woman who was nice to people, but everyone said, no let’s have the mean guy.” - “The woman wasn’t very good herself,” my brother added. - “Um, she wasn’t the perfect choice, that was Bernie Sanders. I’ll say that ’till I die,” I told him, a little offended. “But she was a good choice. She is nice to all the different people.” My brother conceded on that.

“The new guy shouldn’t hate people or hurt them and he should let them go to the doctor,” TCN told us. - “Hey, he likes the Russian guy. He’s nice to him,” my brother said. - “This is true,” I added, “But the Russian guy is mean too. He’s a bad guy.”

“A bad guy?!” The Canadian Nephew perked up. “I’ll karate chop him!” To be fair, he’s five and he’s in a phase where he karate chops everything. He thinks he’s a ninja.

My niece declared she didn’t like the new guy and that was the end of the conversation.

But it left me thinking, how a seven year old would be a better choice. And not in a, “Oh, a seven year old would better than this douche,” kind of way, but in a genuine, “A seven year old has compassion and would be open hearted and open minded to all the peoples of America,” kind of way. Someone would have to handle the budget issues for her, but otherwise, I think she’d make a fine candidate. She was born in Canada though, so I think she’s out of the running.

Still, The Canadian Niece for President 20/20!
 
 
 
Shireboundshirebound on January 20th, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
“He should be in time out!”

Love it! Canadian niece for Prime Minister!
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:31 pm (UTC)
Canadian niece for Prime Minister!

I'll take that!! Right now she thinks she wants to be a veterinarian, but we'll see!
Kate: Hiding Catceitfianna on January 20th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Your niece is wonderful and kids are so wise.
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:33 pm (UTC)
Your niece is wonderful and kids are so wise.are wise. They haven't let the perimeters of society define them yet and I like that.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on January 21st, 2017 03:53 am (UTC)
I have this wild image of her putting politicians (like Paul Ryan) in time out! Some of them need time out.
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:37 pm (UTC)
I have this wild image of her putting politicians (like Paul Ryan) in time out! Some of them need time out.

I LOVE this image! Maybe they'd behave differently if we had a time out corner on the House floor!

Once when The Canadian Niece was 3, at a cookout at my house, my adult cousin said the word 'stupid' and she came rushing over and said, "Don't say that! Time out!". And here he was, this big football player/wrestler looking 40 year old dude, and he went over to the porch steps and sat down and hung his head all sad. And then after a minute he'd ask her, "Can I get up now? Time outs are *stupid*." And she'd go, "No, you said it! You in time out!" This went on for about 20 minutes, it was hysterical and adorable.
rockstarpeachrockstarpeach on January 21st, 2017 03:57 am (UTC)
Granted it's not my business, but I need to say it; Get the fuck over Bernie Sanders, already!

I'm so fucking sick of hearing shit like 'lesser of two evils'. I like Hilary. No caveats, I just like her. I'm even more sick of women who get labelled as 'bitch' and 'hardass' and even 'criminal', just because they're women. You try and tell me all the men that were running don't have similar dodgy histories.

And I'm sure your Canadian Niece would make a great president. Think she'll co-ticket with my Candian Daughter?

She cried the morning after Dump was elected. I tried to tell her it won't really make much difference to us - he won't affect much change and he'll be gone in four years - but she was devistated that he could potentially hurt so many people.

Ah, kids.
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:46 pm (UTC)
Granted it's not my business, but I need to say it; Get the fuck over Bernie Sanders, already!

Never! Naw, I'm over it. I was in for Bernie 110% until he lost the primary and then I was Team Hilary. Not just because all of the other teams sucked either, but because I genuinely thought she'd do a good job and keep us going the right direction. But my older brother, I don't even think he voted. Saying all 'Hilary wasn't that good either', like he can shut it, he lives in Canada and even though he has his American citizenship still, he didn't bother to vote, so he can shut it. He can shut it more than Canadians who can't vote here, because he had a chance to have a say (unlike you) and he didn't take it.

And I'm sure your Canadian Niece would make a great president. Think she'll co-ticket with my Candian Daughter?

Hell yeah! As long as The Canadian Niece can have time set aside to play dollhouse, I think she'd go for president!

She cried the morning after Dump was elected. I tried to tell her it won't really make much difference to us - he won't affect much change and he'll be gone in four years - but she was devistated that he could potentially hurt so many people.

How old is she now? I feel like I wanna say 8, but wow if that is right, your daughter is very woke and empathetic and I love her!

Ah, kids.

Indeed.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on January 21st, 2017 06:51 am (UTC)
What a wise mature child. She would make a good president.
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:47 pm (UTC)
What a wise mature child. She would make a good president.

Thank you. I think The Canadian Niece would be a very good president and/or prime minister. She currently wants to be a veterinarian, but maybe she could do both? I think she could! ;)
Jo Ann: Adam:  Applaudingyeuxdebleu on January 22nd, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
But it left me thinking, how a seven year old would be a better choice. And not in a, “Oh, a seven year old would better than this douche,” kind of way, but in a genuine, “A seven year old has compassion and would be open hearted and open minded to all the peoples of America,” kind of way.

It WOULD be a better choice, by far. Ahh, the wisdom of children.
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:49 pm (UTC)
It WOULD be a better choice, by far. Ahh, the wisdom of children.

Right? The Canadian Niece at 7 (or now 8) or any child at a young age, who hasn't had the hatred or societal norms or whatever extra baggage, consciously or subconsciously, piled onto them, would make a great and fair president. If someone helped her with the math, that is. She's just starting on multiplication, after all. ;)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 30th, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
Finally back on here. I am fraught with election- and protest-related emotions. I miss you. What is this about LJ servers closing down? I trust you to know.

Show last night went great. I did a nerdlesque wherein Agent Carter danced to Cake's Short Skirt Long Jacket. When/if I have pics/video, I will send links and stuff.

<3
dodger_sister: the daily showdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 11:53 pm (UTC)
Finally back on here. I am fraught with election- and protest-related emotions.

Well, one year later, and I'm not feeling much better about the election, though I am given hope by the rise of resistance across the country. As long as we keep making ourselves known, we are doing something, right? Rebellions are built on hope, after all.

Show last night went great. I did a nerdlesque wherein Agent Carter danced to Cake's Short Skirt Long Jacket.

I do not know that song, but I need to see you dance as Agent Carter!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on January 14th, 2018 01:20 am (UTC)
The video was crap, because I wasn't as prepared as I should have been. When I've gotten a decent one, I will send you a link.

#resist #persist #fuckDrumpfandnotinthegoodway