When I was living in a small travel trailer in a trashy trailer park out in the Antelope Valley desert, I never lost my temper at the television news. Having no cell phone, iPad, internet connection or television was the order of the day.
My young son and I had great sunsets; food stamps, free medical and dental care in Lancaster, and a two mile walk to the grocery store in Rosamond.
We explored the Tropico Gold Mine which was a tourist site and location for Disney movies, the hot springs up the road near Bishop, the Indian museum and all the libraries around.
When it got too hot for me there I sold the trailer and packed my station wagon and headed out to Wisconsin.
Since the car broke down in Phoenix, I put it in storage and continued on by bus, and found a cooler spot in Amery, Wisconsin where I knew one person who not that happy to see me.
Well, I got on welfare; found a single wide trailer in another country trashy trailer park, with the added benefit of a storm cellar to wait out any tornado. We only had to go down there once, as the tornado passed us by.
I still did not own a television, telephone or computer. Those all came later after we came back to California and moved to San Diego where I had several low paying jobs and a better stipend from Social Services. I think the internet, Facebook, WordPress, YouTube and online news came after 1998.
Now I have access to all the news that is fit or not to print, and all the idiotic views spewed out on a daily basis on Facebook.
I also am spending a fortune on medications in my so called “Golden Years” and wonder if it has anything to do with living in a society where children are rude to their elders, and polite political discourse is nowhere to be found?
I do know the answer to lowering my blood pressure which is why I have publicly pledged to not watch television until November 9th.
As a well-known prophet, seer and working witch I predict that we will elect a woman to the presidency.
In the meantime I am blocking some sites on Facebook and some more people who do not know their history and have exhibited a really nasty outlook on women and the LGBT community. You know who you are.
After February, all those people that I have been doing charity work for are on their own, and I will be serene in a mountain cabin with no internet, a dumb old phone, and rabbit ear televison.