As a Christian, conservative grandfather I fear my
granddaughter, Cora, could be a progressive and here
is why. The
trophy wife and I have been empty nesters since
2006, so are accustomed to quiet, winter evenings at
Our sedate schedule was altered this past weekend
when 12 of our grandchildren bunked with us.
Because of a friend’s wedding, the nine
mini-Kimmels traveled from Great Falls and were
joined by the three mini-Kerns from Wyoming.
All the cousins had a fabulous time because
apparently, the louder you scream the more glorious
Wall to wall grandchildren can be unnerving
to the unconditioned and I have found a couple Amber
Ales from the High Plains Tap Room keeps me properly
Being a grandfather of 16 is not for
teetotalers, nor the faint of heart.
For unknown reasons, the youngest half of the
mini-Kimmel branch are habitual screamers.
It is not a manipulative behavior because
neither parent ever caves to demands amplified by
Sunday morning Cora, the four-year-old, was
splashing around the hot tub with her chlorinated
cousins and siblings when someone snatched the swim
goggles from her face.
She shrieked in a manner typically reserved
for open femoral fractures.
Since I could see no blood in the water, or
bones sticking through the skin, I ignored her and
this brings me to my point.
Progressives also scream for theatrics; something
displayed daily since they lost the power of the
The left’s reaction to President Trump’s
recent executive order re-examining immigration
procedures for citizens from seven, known terrorist
countries pegs the senseless-scream meter.
A responsible mainstream media would hold
such childish behavior in contempt were they not
kicking, screaming and casting themselves on the
floor alongside the progressives.
We are barely two weeks into the Trump
presidency and can look forward to this type of
insanity every day, on every issue, for the next
President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch
to the Supreme Court is the latest scream inducer
and even though the Senate had confirmed him to the
10th Circuit Court of Appeals without
objection, leftists pound the wall in protest.
Progressivism is evil and with their dismal
pie-in-the-sky ideology hemorrhaging support in the
hinterlands, they throw a tantrum hoping to wear you
It worked before.
Thank God we have an adult in the White House
who understands caving to the screamers only
Liberty dictates all patriots must hold firm.