One of the problems of my advanced and creaky age is that I remember, all too vividly, things past.  So when Donald Trump and his hair start to close in on the White House and people say things like “Oh, there’s no way that clown could possibly be elected,” I recall the exact same sentiment bandied about over Ronald Reagan in 1980 and look where that got us.

Bearing that in mind, I’ve been thinking a lot about New Zealand, how charming it sounds and how very far away from the Electoral College it is.

Also, it features these guys as their rugby team.  Rugby apparently is some sports thing.  Who cares, amirite?


About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

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  1. especially with that hag reagan finally dying, i too recall sitting in front of the old quasar saying out loud, over and over, “how is ronald reagan the president?” then, i had deja vu when jesse ventura was elected governor of minnesota. something tells me there’s deja deja vu vu in our future.


  2. 1. I was thinking Canada, but New Zealand will do just fine.
    2. I remember the night Reagan was first elected that I was with Vikki (sorry to bring up the past) and we had done qualudes and went to a friend’s house. The friend said, “If Reagan is elected, everyone is going to start doing qualudes.” Oh, how we laughed. That night.


  3. A lot of Americans are talking about moving to Canada if Trump wins.

    I’m considering leaving Canada at that point and crossing the Atlantic since I don’t want to be neighbours with a demagogue.


  4. We looked into NZ back when the U.S. was being diffy about giving the Mister a visa – lovely place, but colder than you might think (although being out there in that damp, gray Bay Area, perhaps you like that). The sticking point for us was that it was essentially entirely impossible to take the dogs. If Windsor/Obergefell hadn’t happened, we might have been stuck in the Sandlands forever…


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