Bitch on the Blog

November 9, 2016


Filed under: Atmosphere,Exasperation,Future — bitchontheblog @ 13:13

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s November.

And on this fine 9th of the month my first words spoken out loud, the tune the Angel woke up to: “The future is orange”.

I can’t discuss Putin on these pages as the Angel has warned me that people, particularly Americans, get a bit tetchy when you give the guy the benefit of the doubt. The Angel’s interest in world politics is such that he will sit me down and make me watch (and listen to  – subtitles allowing) the most tucked away Putin interviews – available on the internet if you know what you are looking for. Yes, so my long held wish which had faded over the years, namely to learn Russian so I can read Dostoewski in the original, may yet come true. After hours and hours of Putin’s Russian ringing in my ears I’ve definitely got the incantation of the language. The rest will follow.

Yes, Putin. Oh, must he be laughing (in a smirking kind of way) at this morning’s result. Like the cat who will be playing with the mouse.

On a different, a sociological note, just now I went to our nearest shop. I mentioned to the cashier that I was a little befuddled in the “aftermath”, and she asked me what had happened. WHAT HAD HAPPENED? Such innocence, such bliss. At mid day (GMT) there are still people who don’t know about a new political landscape. I don’t hold it against her. Still … Makes me wonder what planet I do live on.

Will I ever look at one of my favourite coat dresses (burnt orange with streaks of black) the same again?


PS Do you know what the two men (Putin and Trump) have in common? They both don’t drink. I wish they did.



  1. I don’t drink. Should I start?

    Comment by rummuser — November 9, 2016 @ 13:20 | Reply

    • No you shouldn’t, Ramana. Particularly, if I remember correctly, you did and stopped. However, you now know what you have in common with both men and may consider to make up the third leg of the triumvirate (with Looney in the wings).


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 9, 2016 @ 13:48 | Reply

  2. It is going to be interesting. I am not surprised by the result, but I am not looking forward to the religious right attempting to legislate their beliefs into law.

    Comment by Chuck McConvey — November 9, 2016 @ 13:50 | Reply

    • Yes, Chuck, “interesting” being the keyword. Sometimes predictable is better. Who wants to sit on tenterhooks all the time?

      Maybe I shouldn’t mention it, or rather not put it in writing, but when you think that “good” men (it’s a premise of mine that they were good) like JFK, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy had to bite the bullet then how can Trump expect to run a full term? Not least considering his own, thinly veiled, incitement to violence.

      This comes from the one who recently, and I take it as one of the biggest compliments ever paid to me, was declared “a professional sniper”. – albeit metaphorically, not literally.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 9, 2016 @ 14:03 | Reply

    • Chuck, echoing my feelings exactly…. the “Christian Right” of course being neither.

      Comment by magpie11 — November 9, 2016 @ 20:21 | Reply

  3. Echoing Chuck, what I am seeing on social media is a huge embarrassment and anger from the religious left that they won’t be able to legislate their latest, sudden moral inspiration through the courts and via executive decree. So now I am looking forward to having that having that drink with Trump, Putin and Ramana.

    Comment by Looney — November 9, 2016 @ 14:32 | Reply

    • Cheers, Looney. Make mine white. Torres. On the house.

      Having exhausted myself, please do see my response to Nick who i hope hasn’t fainted in its aftermath before I myself do.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 9, 2016 @ 18:54 | Reply

  4. I just wonder how long it will take those gullible souls who voted Trump to realise that he’s not going to do any more for those at the bottom of the heap than any of his predecessors. In four years’ time they’ll probably be just as badly off as they are now. If not more so.

    Comment by nick — November 9, 2016 @ 15:59 | Reply

    • Trouble is, Nick, that the States were given an awful choice (in their and many others’ perception). However, and do call me sexist and, yes, maybe I am performing to stereotype, I feel that a woman – by women’s nature – is a safe pair of hands (Lucrezia Borgia not withstanding) when it comes to housekeeping.

      We ain’t seen nothing yet, Nick. Let’s just hope that Trump, in his simple and simplistic ways, is so happy to have “power”, to NOT have “lost”, that he becomes a teddy bear of a benign dictator, pulled by strings (not that Looney supports the theory of the president being a puppet and neither do I), just happy with his new won prowess. How will he stand up on the world’s stage of leaders? OH MY GOD. I am sure Angela Merkel will have a tissue to wipe his brow at the ready. Fact is, he is and will be an embarrassment to the citizens of the United States just like some loose canon of an uncle at your wedding. Only more orange.

      Even his acceptance speech was so cringe worthy I did cringe (and it’s not easy to embarrass me). It started all pretty well. He did show some dignity – till it all became like an Oscar acceptance speech, thanking his parents (dead), and the whole line up of his family and “support”. Went on forever.

      You, as indeed does John, occasionally allude to your childhood’s trials and tribulations. Do spare a thought for Barron (who calls their son “Barron”?). There he was, this young boy, right next to his father, partly near to tears with the emotion and intensity of the occasion, partly embarrassed. It was awful. That that what’s her name, his mother, allowed this … never mind. Since it’s you, Nick, I am responding to I will not speculate on the aphrodisiac effect shagging the next president of the United States has in the Trump bedroom. Let’s hope he can live up to expectation.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 9, 2016 @ 18:51 | Reply

      • will the child, have a hard time at school – or he privately tutored at home…The child is now in a vulnerable position

        Comment by cedar51 — November 9, 2016 @ 21:00 | Reply

  5. Ihave been wondering what you were thinking and feeling today. Pretty much as I do… though I don’t have an orange and black coat.

    I think that your shop assistant must be very lucky….

    As for giving Putin the benefit of the doubt: It seesm that many Americans have already done so….. I have been slapped down too many times on line for tryingt o remind people that he is the son of the Soviet KGB…

    Personally I am worried about eldest and his wife in Seattle and my Tejano niece in Houston.

    Comment by magpie11 — November 9, 2016 @ 20:30 | Reply

  6. I am a bit stunned. My husband predicted this six months ago. My mom left me a rambling answering machine message,

    “I’ve always liked Donald Trump. Why not give him a chance? I guess he’s got that woman thing, but we’ve all got sexual problems. . . ”

    I didn’t call her back to see what else she had to say!

    Comment by Shoshanah — November 9, 2016 @ 23:00 | Reply

    • Let’s hand it to your mother: She sure is one robust character. As, it appears, is your daughter. Pant suits (or trouser suits as we call them here) indeed. Made me smile. Considering that Hillary Clinton is on the short side (as is Angela Merkel), complete with womanly hips, it takes confidence to carry off trousers without musing “does my bottom look big in this?”, “do I look stumpy?”.

      Also makes you wonder that so many women in power appear to think that trousers give them more authority. A long time ago I had a boss (she was in the process of setting up a business in a male dominated industry). She wore the most amazing SKIRT suits and sky high heels. At all times. No trousers for her. In fact she wore her femininity like an armour. Almost as if to defy men in their dealings with her. Or maybe she was just being tactical. Either way, she had a backbone of steel, was formidable. And made it. Made it big.

      Myself? I sure do make sure I wear trousers when going up a ladder when someone else (regardless of gender) is holding onto the ladder for me.

      Greetings to your daughter (and your mother),


      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 10, 2016 @ 11:56 | Reply

      • I’m still looking for a kids sized pants suit, for my daughter. Maybe on clearance, now that Hillary lost?

        Comment by Shoshanah — November 10, 2016 @ 13:05 | Reply

  7. Yes, you did warn us about November. 🙂 I was surprised at the results, but I’m more curious than embarrassed. There are enough problems coming down the pike that I think it would eventually be disaster either way. It’s not enough to drive me to drink, though, even though I’m supposedly hurting my health by being a teetotaler.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — November 10, 2016 @ 00:05 | Reply

  8. I’m hoping that this is the tipping point for a new, improved value system in the US. I also hope that other parts of the world watch and learn

    Comment by Kylie — November 10, 2016 @ 01:55 | Reply

  9. We’ve been Tango’d.

    Comment by Scarlet — November 11, 2016 @ 12:11 | Reply

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