Well here we are, the first Friday after the end of our national (global) nightmare, and adjustment is interesting. Under trump, there was always this fear that something terrible would happen at any second, that one of his threats would come to fruition.
He had no limits, no restraint and seemed ready to do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted, and wow did he hate us. And now we have President Biden, a real president, one motivated by the best interests of the country and not his personal vendettas.
Quite a change.
Yesterday I was tired and draggy, but today I feel like I purged some of that, leached out some of the toxicity loading my body for four long years. It will be a process, I think.
But all the bad is clearing out, making ample space for the good to come, the new to come. Almost hard to believe it’s real, but it’s sinking in.
And that’s me for Friday. Have a wonderful day and a great weekend.
We are nearly there. Nearly, nearly there. And of course fears that there will be an assassination attempt mount, especially after the attempted coup.
Not enough is being made of the attempted coup, the genuine insurrection aimed at murdering the first, second and third in line for the presidency, as well as members of Congress. Not enough is being made of trump’s part in it.
Speaking of, I read that “someone” had spray painted “Unfair” in the Presidential bedroom. “Someone.” I only saw it from one source so I can’t guarantee that it’s true, but it does seem awfully on brand.
So here we are, on that sharp, sharp edge of uncertainty and delicious, lovely change, not knowing what trump will yet try to do. But no matter what that is, as of just how ever many hours it is when you read this, he will be an ordinary citizen with no special protections and zero power.
We can feel you holding your breath with us, world. Have a great Tuesday, tomorrow the real America returns.
Here we are, less than 48 hours away from the end of trump, and we’re all so happy to see him go. Aside from the terrorists, but apparently only harming other people with impunity makes them happy so they’re out of luck.
It’s gray again, I’m not sure if we’re in for more snow, but we haven’t had much. It’s been a pretty mild winter so far, maybe the planet figures we have enough to deal with. And soon we can return the favor.
It will be a strange thing not to have so much of our thoughts and time and energy usurped by the functioning or nonfunctioning of the government. Think of all the hours free, of turning down the dial on the worry. That it’s been like this for four years is a travesty, and not one that can be repeated.
So on we go, into this week that will change everything, afraid of the damage yet to be done by the terrorists, but forging ahead nonetheless. And that’s me for today, have a great Monday. And confession, I wrote “Wednesday” instead of Monday. You can tell I’m ready for this week to get a shift on, as the Doctor would say.
It’s been a WEEK, as you know, so today my only thought is this: Amazon has finally price-matched my short story collection, Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, so grab one! They’re quick, odd, fun reads, just right for a little distraction.
It might be sunny, it might be cloudy, really it’s hard to tell. A little of each, maybe.
I am struggling for insight today, as the horrors of the terrorist attack and attempted coup are revealed, one by terrible one. This is where allowing people to fictionalize reality leads.
And that’s where we’re going today, then. Do not allow others to choose the words to describe reality. Too easily, terrorists become “protesters,” and an insurrection a “riot.” Clear-intentioned antifascists become meaningless “antifa,” which also allows room for the cutesy name of “profa” for fascists (or pro-fascists, but that is just painfully redundant. A person in favor of fascists is a fascist).
Suddenly no one knows who the bad guys are. Spoiler alert, it’s always the fascist.
The group that has gotten everyone to call them “pro-life” has executed prisoners at an incredible rate and just tried to murder members of Congress, killing 5 people, and failing to kill more not for lack of trying. The pro-police, Blue Lives Matter, thin blue line “just comply” crowd beat a police officer to death and sent something like 50 more to the hospital.
Stop letting them control the narrative. Challenge it every time.
Let’s say it clearly for anyone confused: we’re not letting an armed insurrection intended to overthrow an election go. We’re not pretending a domestic terror attack is no biggie. What happened was a coup, and Republicans incited and enabled it.
And continue to do so by not removing trump.
So my friends around the world, keep criticizing the way Republicans are trying to make us all pretend it never happened, the way they, like the person covering for an abusive spouse, say he’s learned his lesson and he’ll never do it again. The global incredulity helps.
We are well on track to a better country, but we need to cut out the rot. That means expelling complicit member of Congress, including those who refused to wear masks in order to deliberately infect their colleagues with COVID. We need criminal prosecutions.
No one is above the law, and we will prove it. Have a great Tuesday.
As the enormity of what those terrorists did on Wednesday sinks in, as their intent to assassinate members of Congress becomes clearer, it’s difficult to take a day as a normal thing. It feels like we are still in the midst of something, and President Biden cannot arrive soon enough.
The excuses and the normalization from Republicans are nauseating. The ones who have supported this Big Lie, the claim that a legitimate election was somehow stolen, when they know it was not, must see consquences.
This is not like 2016, where we have proof, even some of it from Republicans in Senate, that trump coordinated with Russia to “win.” And with a Justice Department not under his purview, we might discover just how extensive that help was.
No, these were lies created from nothing at all, examined and rejected in court after court after court. Did Putin aid in Wednesday’s coup?
I suspect we will find out.
So here we are, regular citizens of the United States, regular citizens of Russia, separated by thousands of miles and a system that will remove trump next Wednesday, whatever he says. I hope, some day, the same for you, freedom from an oppressive dictator, and the right to have a say in your own government. We’ve gotten a taste of what you live under these last four years.
And that’s it for me, here on this Monday, nine days from getting rid of trump. Have a great day.