Yesterday, driving through the Benelux countries, we found a BBC World Service radio station. We were in the car most of the day, with a stop in Kinderdijk to look at windmills. Then we decided to see just how bad rush hour traffic in Rotterdam was, so we drove right through the city. (My husband insists the sat nav knows what it's doing. I prefer to think of it as a kamikaze device designed to hurl you into the sea.)
Anyway, we heard the top stories on BBC several times over, and it was almost always the election in Pennsylvania. And what Hillary said about Iran. BBC, in their non-judgmental way, refused to call her a war mongerer, but just by running her words about "obliterating" Iran they made it clear that she has totally left the reservation. Ironically, as we drove through The Hague, home of the International Criminal Court, I couldn't help wondering if Hillary Clinton would some day be brought before the World Court after she used nuclear weapons against Iran.
It's embarrassing, to be in a European country known for its contributions to peace and world order, and to have a major candidate for the Democratic nomination running around talking about launching nuclear weapons.
I don't do British accents very well, but I can pass for a Canadian easily. I know it's a cliché, Americans posing as Canadians, but it's never been because we were embarrassed by the Democrats.
I'm gonna try to find more pretty flowers to look at today and forget about the nonsense going on back in America. Maybe I can bring some bulbs back—wonder if they'll grow back home in Calgary?