call it like I see it? heck no! today I call it like we’d rather hear it

Covid is over – no need to ever wear a mask again. Anywhere. All gone. If you see someone wearing a mask these days, like at the grocery store or ball game or again, anywhere, that person is a wild-eyed raving liberal who never voted for Donald Trump for president in America or Russia.

Vladimir Putin has no evil intentions toward Ukraine or any other country really. Instead, he has strong leadership in Russia where he is adored by 71% of the Russian people and by Donald Trump who always knows a good deal when he sees it. Putin’s army of 200,000+ surrounding Ukraine should not be considered excessive forces, and their march toward taking over a third nuclear plant in that country is to protect the people in Ukraine from blowing up themselves along with NATO allies and the European Union. Besides, Americans don’t need to worry about what goes on over there.

Joe Biden should have left well enough alone without trying to support his vision of democracy. The good tourists who walked through the US Capitol on January 6th. 2021 were simply tring to prevent a peaceful transfer of power since Biden had been elected in an unfair election. And now look where we are because of him. Back in bed with NATO supporting a small country with a president named Zelenskyy whose name we can’t even spell, much less pronounce, because he won’t do the right thing and surrender to Putin before his country is blown to smithereens. Putin just wants to get back what belongs to him and his oligarchs who insist their yachts were legitimately obtained.

And don’t even get me started about the gasoline prices.


Oh, wow. That was fun. Who knew misinformation or disinformation could be entertaining. To quote Pretty this morning, I’m depressed by having my news ruined by the truth – which inspired me to forget truthtelling for a day to write fiction we’d rather hear. Sigh.

Please stay tuned – truth is stranger than fiction.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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9 Responses to call it like I see it? heck no! today I call it like we’d rather hear it

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Truth is always much stranger than fiction.

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  2. Luanne says:

    Thanks for your sarcasm!!! Geesh. What a world we have. I think it’s more than a lot of people can handle. This morning my mother told me she turns off the news about the war as she can’t handle it. Instead, she is displacing that anxiety and putting it elsewhere. She wanted to know if the kids, the gardener, or I ever use the F word. She’s a very liberal person, but somehow she has decided the use of that word started a decline in the world. I set aside some of her anxiety by telling her that her grandkids rarely use that word, that the gardener doesn’t use it, and that it’s only her daughter who uses it and in fact has a story in a book called What Sort of Fuckery is This? :/ I understand though why she is displacing because she lived through WWII as a teen. The thought of another world war, one with nuclear weapons from the getgo, has got to be too much for her brain and her heart.

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    • Exactly, Luanne. I can totally believe your mother’s anxiety about the news. If she needs the F word to displace her nuclear fears, so be it. My mother would have probably agreed.
      When I was in the eighth grade, my mother pulled over and stopped the car to remind me that “durn” was not a word for literate people to use. Thank goodness she didn’t ever watch a basketball game with me!

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  3. Wayside Artist says:

    Unbelievable! Truly unbelievable.
    We live in interesting times.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ha ha ha ha ha! Wonderful. Shame others got there before you and actually meant it 😦

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