The inauguration. The pre-inauguration. The day before either.
My stomach was in knots, my anxiety level barely contained.
I'm no fan of Pappy Joe, but BLOTUS (I mean, he still is the Biggest Liar, so......the title stays) is vindictive and temperamental so there was a whole day of waiting and wondering what he might do - up to, and including, having Air Force One crash into the Capitol dome.
I'm not kidding.
I'm not thrilled with Steve Bannon's pardon, but not surprised. Well, maybe a little. They had such vile words for each other, all I can suspect it that Bannon has a bunch of shit on BLOTUS. Ya kinda gotta wonder what 'Lil Wayne knows too.
And IF BLOTUS truly left a letter for Pappy Joe (which I'm not sure I believe at all) and was 'generous' as told, it's the opening salvo of a 'please don't come after me' plea. Ditto with his not heinous send off about the new administration. It's a little too late to be building bridges.
Of course, the other anxiety provoking measures were Proud Boys, White Boys....and worse, White Realtors. Clarification: White Women Realtors. And any of those with shoulder mounted missile launchers.
I mean, you gather every ranking Democrat in one place - and #moscowmitch (who they now see as an enemy) and well.........it spelled easy pickings. That all worried me more than Ivanka getting off by daddy's hand.............and you can take that anyway you fucking please.
That said, I was happy with Pappy Joe and his getting right to work. Not that you'll remember, but it was my suggestion months ago that he should forgo all the hoo-ha and just sign 13,091 executive orders undoing anything the previous administration had put their dirty, slimy fingers on.
He did like 17. All good ones. Paris Climate Agreement. Ending Keystone pipeline and Arctic drilling. Dreamers/DACA support. Stop paying for Boarder Wall shit. Covid financial relief. All good!!!
And for the first time in forever, I watched a press conference.
Jen Psaki wasn't perfect - and she had a few missteps, but nothing major. She's not Sarah Fuckabee, Sean Spice or that last one - the white tramp. I was able to sit through the entire thing - which by the way, is the first time there was a press briefing on an inauguration day. She stressed transparency while also giving slight, but professional, jabs to BLOTUS & Co.
All seemed quiet on the western front. I'm sure it wasn't, but what little I saw of the press, I didn't see coverage of bunches of Karens and Chads complaining about shit.....with guns. But I don't expect Joe's words of inclusion bringing folks together - however, he should have stopped saying "those of you who didn't support me" or "opposed me", I felt just it kept the divisiveness going. Not that this speech was truly going to heal wounds, but still........
Here's hoping Pappy Joe keeps doing the right things. I hate to see Executive Orders be the way of the land, but since BLOTUS ruined this country with them, it seems ok to at least use them to stop the reckoning.
Of course, Joe has one more things to do - and only he has that power: cut off BLOTUS intelligence access. Traditionally, former presidents get it as a courtesy. Fuck tradition, in this case. And fuck it hard!
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