Pictures Don’t Lie

Do not let anyone tell you that there were record crowds at the inauguration of President Trump today.

There were not.

Not even close.

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I Don’t Understand How We Got Here

I’ve tried to write this article since Election Night. I’ve started and stopped several times, each time thinking that I’ve managed to gather my thoughts in such a way that this will come out calm and coherent. That may or may not be the case, we’ll see by the time we get to the end of this.

My disdain for our 45th President is no secret. I was a Bernie-bro, but like a good Democrat I supported Hillary because she was the party’s nominee and there was no way I could support any other candidate. My criticisms of President Trump were loud and boisterous; my defenses of Hillary, not as much, though I still believe that she would’ve been better for this country than President Trump. On every level.

I grew up knowing that you show the Office of the President respect. Since I have been old enough I’m batting .500 on supporting the winning candidate, but I always at least respected the candidates who won that I didn’t support. Not a fan of either Bush but I didn’t think they would destroy the fabric of what makes this country great. I didn’t think they would fleece us or turn us into a Russian colony. They didn’t make me as angry as this President does and he hasn’t even had a full day on the job yet.

For the life of me, I’ll never understand how this:

didn’t bring about the immediate end of his candidacy.

I don’t understand how the Access Hollywood tape didn’t do it, nor the comments about the judge in his fraud case, nor the scores of women who came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

I don’t understand how we’re OK with not seeing his taxes and who he is in debt to .

I don’t understand how we’re OK with him smack talking and snubbing our allies but constantly kissing Putin’s ass.

I don’t understand how we’re OK with him denigrating war heroes and civil rights icons.

I don’t understand how we’re OK with him jumping up and down for 8 years claiming that President Obama wasn’t a citizen but we don’t immediately shout him down when he starts complaining about “fake news” that isn’t fake.

I don’t understand how we’re OK with him doing the exact opposite of “Drain The Swamp” and we’re not all converging on The Capitol with pitchforks and torches.

I plan to spend however long President Trump is in office being a voice against him. I plan to exercise my rights. I plan to participate. I plan to stand up for those who can’t.

If he gets his way, we really are going to need to Make America Great Again. Maybe we should just put all that effort into taking care of one another now rather than waiting until it will be much more painful and expensive.

Join me. We can do this…together. Get out and join a group. Join a march. Run for office.  Call and write your Representatives and Senators. Make them hear you. Make them pay attention to you. Support real journalism and help the Fourth Estate keep our politicians honest.

It’s going to take all of us. It’s going to take an effort this country hasn’t seen in generations.

This is real. Donald Trump is going to be sworn in as President of the United States. It’s time for us to focus, listen, watch and act.

We can do this.

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So Long 2016 and Thanks for All The Fish

We can all agree that 2016 needed to go. Between the horrific celebrity deaths, President-elect Trump…and well…those two things were enough to make for a pretty shitty year. It wasn’t a banner year for me either, but we’ll get in to that as we go.
For now, just trying to get back into the habit of doing some writing…and doing it in such a manner and in a place that doesn’t drive all of my friends to hit “mute” on Facebook…but hey, they should have thicker skin if they’re going to support President Trump (honestly, I just threw up in my mouth a bit having to type that…)
I’ve got two platforms going…one for a private journal and one for public writing. Not sure if I’ll keep them separated long-term or not. I do have the ability to keep parts of this site walled off and private, but I do like the idea of having a completely separate place to keep some things for myself.
My goal is to write daily, at least something, if only for my personal journal and I want to write articles on the things that interest me: Politics, F1, tech, music, movies, TV
So, strap in…get your adult beverage of choice and let’s get ready for what will be an interesting year.
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Reboot coming…

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