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Open Thread to discuss the terrible event today #ResistTrump #TheResistance

A sad day for America

So here’s an open thread to discuss the inauguration of popular vote loser and possible Russian agent Donald Trump. No trolls, Trump fans, etc.

I think I might go all Chuck Tingle and live-tweet a bizarro world version of the event. Or not. I don’t know.

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kupo
kupo
3 years ago

Is Chuck Tingle doing that today? I might read that. Or maybe not, it will probably make me sad if I do.

I plan on spending the day baking and learning. I enrolled in an EdX course that started this week, so I have some homework to do.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
3 years ago

At least the Pentagon said no to his fucking tank parade.

Laugher at Bigots, Mincing Betaboy

There was a tank parade?

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
3 years ago

He and his staff wanted one, complete with missile launchers.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-wanted-soviet-style-inaugural-parade

kupo
kupo
3 years ago

Thanks, David! I saw it after I posted here. Tried to post a weird image but failed. 🙁

Weatherwax
Weatherwax
3 years ago

@Hippodameia
@Nequam

OMFG, did he mistake the Lincoln Memorial for Red Square? How are we supposed to identify fake news when the real news is this… Bizarre?!

Caveats and Quandaries
Caveats and Quandaries
3 years ago

They should be interviewing more Drumpf fans about their favorite thing about the Orange One. I could use a laugh.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

Holy fuck, the tank parade! Could he be any more Soviet? This is pretty troubling in someone who now controls the world’s biggest military machine. He was briefed today on how to deploy nukes, and I’ll bet he had a boner throughout.

griffon8
griffon8
3 years ago

I’m stuck in a waiting room of an auto dealership and of course the inauguration is what’s on the television. The thing I am the least interested in.

I’ve never watched an inauguration before; why should the one I support the least be the first one I see?

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
3 years ago

If nothing else, a spot of light: there is a protest on my campus, albeit not terribly large and confined to the “Free Speech” zone.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

Our local BBC station has been getting into the spirit of the inauguration with their music choice. A playlist of classic Americana, and then ending with “Back in the USSR”.

Subtle.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

My internship today and one of the restaurants down the street is hosting a viewing party and I’m just like

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If I wanted to watch a dumpster fire, I’d become an arsonist.

Hopefully, I can excuse myself by putting on headphones and saying I need to work, which I do, but it’s MUCH MORE PREFERABLE to whatever this shit will be.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

David, I think WordPress ate my comment. : /

griffon8
griffon8
3 years ago

I can’t stand the overt religiosity in this production. As if only those who think Jesus died for their sins are the only people who are correct. I’ve met too many people who actually think that.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
3 years ago

I’m not watching. I can’t bear the thought of seeing the Obamas depart on Marine One.

Pavlov's House
Pavlov's House
3 years ago

Alas, the apostrophe is an inherent part of being Pavlov’s House. Perhaps I should be Dzerzhinsky Tactor Factory. Either way I want to recall you know, the time when Russians *fought* Fascists….

iknklast
iknklast
3 years ago

And tomorrow, support one of the women’s marches (if you aren’t able to march yourself). I will be in Lincoln at the Women’s March on Lincoln. There are 3 in Nebraska alone – this reddy red of red states, but we do have a strong liberal contingent in the metro areas of Lincoln and Omaha (and a weak liberal contingent everywhere else)

kupo
kupo
3 years ago

@Troubelle
Wait, there’s a free speech zone? Does that mean the entire rest of the campus is a safe space?

Caveats and Quandaries
Caveats and Quandaries
3 years ago

Mercy, please. The sniffing is back! Why do they keep buying auto-snort microphones for him?

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
3 years ago

@Kupo

Eh, not sure. Recall the chalk wars.

griffon8
griffon8
3 years ago

Trump’s demanding patriotism. I find that unpatriotic.

LindsayIrene
3 years ago

Wait, he was sworn in with his hands on two Bibles? Is that normal, or did he just have to do it more bigly than other presidents? And how did the Bibles not burst into flames at his touch?

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
3 years ago

Trump may think that “patriotism” means “do what I say.”

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

@ lindsayirene

Wait, he was sworn in with his hands on two Bibles?

Whilst it’s tempting to imagine one book was “Art of the Deal” they were indeed both bibles.

One was his mother’s and the other is the one Lincoln used.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Does anyone have a Tardis so I can go back to 2008?

I’m glad I have to work today so I can pretend that this isn’t happening.

I will watch figure skating this evening and then maybe listen to some political music.

iknklast
iknklast
3 years ago

the other is the one Lincoln used

All these Republicans insist on using the Lincoln bible – I guess they keep trying to remind themselves they are actually the party of Lincoln, while pretending Lincoln would have acted just like them…

I’ve never actually heard any rumors of Lincoln grabbing a woman’s…cat. (My cat has been quaking in fear all day; she hates being grabbed).

Angry Since 11/09/2016
Angry Since 11/09/2016
3 years ago

I look outside and the sun is shining and the world looks normal, so why does it feel like it is all getting ready to implode?

Laugher at Bigots, Mincing Betaboy

The weather here is dreary, appropriate for the occasion.

Paradoxical Intention: Resident Cheeseburger Slut

Count me in as being in the dreary weather today too. It’s fitting, but also sucks because I love rainy days and hate seeing it being tainted by such misery.

Sea Wolf
Sea Wolf
3 years ago

After I watched the Trump inauguration, I immediately had the urge to listen to “Symphony of Destruction” by Megadeth. A bit dramatic maybe, but anyways. I’m currently listening to an album called “Themes pour la Rebellion” by Forteresse, which seems appropriate.

iknklast
iknklast
3 years ago

Sea Wolf, you could also try “The Eve of Destruction”

Jules
Jules
3 years ago

I watched Hidden Figures last night: A feel good movie about African-American pioneers at NASA, helping ‘Murica actually be great. Kinda fitting way to end the last day of the Obama era.

Today I woke up literally just in time to watch the inauguration. I put it on Rosanne instead (also an extremely fitting choice if I do say so myself). I’ll get to it eventually. It’s nice right now though because it doesn’t feel like anything’s changed. It’s still mild dread mode instead of whatever comes after.

He and his staff wanted one, complete with missile launchers.

I think they should have done it. Show the country just what kind of leader they elected. Don’t do it halfway; don’t be subtle now. Just do it. Then again, I guess people would just absorb the cognitive dissonance and normalize and exceptionalize it like everything else.

Weird (resist trump today) Eddie
Weird (resist trump today) Eddie
3 years ago

Somebody, please tell me this didn’t happen… LIE TO ME, PLEEEEEZE!!!

… from the Blustering Idiot:

Americans want great schools for their children

Then why did you appoint an Education Secretary who doesn’t believe in public schools????

an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge

I’m in Kansas, I don’t know WHERE he is that the educational system is “flush with cash”…. Our good Governor Brownshirt even tried to get the Koch Brothers to buy him a State Supreme Court that would let him defund them completely.

RESIST!!

Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
3 years ago

When Trump was sworn in I had an actual physical reaction.

I don’t think I’ve been fully relaxed since he was elected. And now it’s worse.

WTF have you done to America, Trump voters?

Empathy!!! I laid awake and cried the night of the election, and last night I was awake all night AGAIN, this time I was too… I dunno, hopeless?? to even cry.

RESIST!!

Laugher at Bigots, Mincing Betaboy

To observe the tragedy, I’ve been listening to Bach’s Passion of St. Matthew: three-and-a-half hours of uninterrupted mourning.

griffon8
griffon8
3 years ago

Ah, got the television changed (with no objections from others watching) and found a nice episode of L&O:SVU to watch on USA.

Criminy, it’s about a woman refusing to vaccinate her child and someone else’s child dying from measles. Damned anti-vaxx idiots.

Weatherwax
Weatherwax
3 years ago

@Weird Eddie

“Yes, it’s terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.”

It’s from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Lie To Me”. I don’t have the emotional wherewithal to create comforting thoughts just now, so this’ll have to do.

Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
3 years ago

@ Weatherwax

Thank you! You gave me a much-needed giggle!!

I don’t know much Buffy, having never seen it, but my ex partner has been saying for months that this whole eerieness seems to he like an episode of “Supernatural”….

Skiriki
Skiriki
3 years ago

FYI, White House’s web pages are now being scrubbed of mentions of climage change and LGBT rights.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

Has any POTUS been sworn in without a bible?

Separatation of church and state? What’s that?

Laugher at Bigots, Mincing Betaboy

@Skiriki:

Wonderful. Just as they portended.

@Moggie:
I don’t know of any.

BritterSweet
3 years ago

When I woke up, the inauguration was already airing thanks to timezone differences. At the same time, Animal Planet had “Too Cute” on. Whether it was just a coincidence and AP always has that show at that time or if it was a conscious decision, I needed it. I think I forgot to turn off the tv when I left for work…

chesselwitt
chesselwitt
3 years ago

FYI, White House’s web pages are now being scrubbed of mentions of climage change and LGBT rights.

FUCK. EVERYTHING.

I think I’m going to have to avoid Facebook today. I have step-family members who are going to be celebrating this utter catastrophe and gushing about how much better President Cheeto is because he used two Bibles.

Has any POTUS been sworn in without a bible?

Nope. Someone correct me if I’m remembering wrong- I think Kennedy said “affirm” instead of “swear” in the oath of office but every president has used a Bible to be sworn in.

Skiriki
Skiriki
3 years ago

Oh and healthcare, too, of course.

Today’s theme song:

Falconer
Falconer
3 years ago

Wikipedia says John Quincy Adams and Franklin Pierce used a book of laws, and Lyndon Johnson used a Catholic missal aboard Air Force One.

The oath as mandated by the Constitution does not include any reference to God, but it is said that George Washington appended “so help me God” as a personal thing.

Apparently Obama took both of his oaths using the Lincoln Bible and in 2013 also used a Bible belonging to Rev. King.

Still can’t believe he wanted tanks and missiles paraded through the streets of DC.

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