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a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people

to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.

A lovely word.  I wanted to use it in context with the infamous p* speech in Georgia, but I could not bring it to mind.  I knew it existed and I have used it in the past but sometimes, when one is almost old - elderly even, the threads get scrambled and no matter how hard one pulls, nothing will surface.

In deference to good news I will avoid the usual partisan mindless rants and post instead a few pictures.

As you may know we subjected Khloe to cruel and unusual life altering surgery.  She returned home having survived nicely but in a befuddled state.  The next morning she was back to normal and we were completely forgiven.  She does seem to have some anger issues that are directed towards the effigy of p* we retain for just such relief:

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Finally:  How’s this… My granddaughter(in-law) and our new great grandson

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What a picture.

  © Robert Graham