"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Well, It's Official

The Hairpiece, a/k/a Orangina, is now the president of the United States. If you haven't had a chance to read his inaugural address (which is all over the place), Digby has it in full.

I'm not going to post it, or quote from it. I just want to note that he started off by insulting his predecessors,most of whom were in the audience, and went downhill from there.

The reactions have not been positive, but I've noticed one consistent thread: they all talk about how the speech is a radical departure from "inauguration history". I think it's a radical departure from objective reality.

It's also worth noting that one of the first official acts of the new administration was to scrub the pages about climate change, civil rights, and LGBT rights from the official White House web page. But there's now a plug for Melania's jewelry line.

He also issued an executive order crippling the ACA.

It's not just that he's crazy and vindictive. He's tacky.


Pieter said...

He also effectively raised taxes on the middle class with a stroke of the pen, abolishing the mortgage tax credit. The Republicans have always campaigned on the premise of no new taxes and then raised the tax rate somehow, but never so quickly as this time around. Thank you, supporters of the tanning spray industry's proudest product.

Hunter said...

When Republicans speak, you have to translate and/or fill in the blanks. For example, "religious freedom" means "white evangelical Protestant privilege." "No new taxes" assumes "on corporations and the 1%".