I've not read one thing about today's UnFestivities.
Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.
Make a new
After hearing the theme of Trump's speech this afternoon--I did not watch myself--it was hard not to reflect on the fact that unlike Trump, Danny was personally familiar with the first "America First" campaign.
I don't think Danny had any confusion about what Trump represented, or what we face.
And, Hello!!! Stranger. Hope the lawyer life is treating you well.
I told her today is a terrible day and we are all now relying on Schumer and his staff to save us from this new guy.
I at least felt better.
Mr. Brooks calls for all Americans to unite by "containing" Trump. However, in his inaugural address, Trump see unity, not as something he works for, but rather, Americans are expected to do the work so as to unite behind his vision. Those who do not are not patriotic. Dissent is not heralded.
So, Brooks needs to beware: we have methods. It is as if all Americans have now been involuntarily enrolled in Trump University. We can look forward to our golden diplomas and new golden lives. All those white rural people will not be forgotten, nor will all those white swamp dwellers. Indeed, everything will be golden, including showers.
The rest of Trump's address was stock rally talk, although he did have enough of the sense of the historical moment so as not to demand imprisonment or assassination of his political opponents on stage.
But, based on the restive response to Democratic Senator, Chuck Schumer's, patriotic remarks and the looks on the faces of some of those wearing make-america-great-again tractor caps, it would not take much for them to follow their leader off the cliff..no cliff being too high.
A weekend for a movie, maybe an old TCM classic movie; Dr.Strangelove would be appropriate. And, Saturday night, don't forget to turn your clock back--200 years.
I am glad that Schumer gave some pushback at the formal event.
Nice to see the dignified departures of the Obamas and Bidens. Chaffetz had the bad taste to offer his hand to Mrs. Clinton on the way out. She was, of course, gracious and presidential. Much talk is made of President Obama speaking up when needed. The country could use the voice as well of Secretary Clinton. A little time is needed, perhaps, but her constructive criticisms will be needed.
Didn't take long: it is reported that the WH website, as of 12:01 noon, pages on climate change, civil rights and LGBT rights taken down. Also, similar take downs on studies at Labor Department.
I did not watch the Inauguration but have been reading BTD's tweets. About all I can handle today.
I got a bunch of DVDs from the library today. Husband is out of the country, so dogs and I will be watching Billy Elliot and Transamerica this evening.
And, now we have a baby Caligula....
This analogy works it seems quite well.
Basically, there was nothing in the speech about the following major problems or even a hint that he regards them as a danger to the nation:
Larry & Teresa tomorrow night in Bay Shore will do it...Keep your lamps trimmed and burning my friends.