I don’t care if he doesn’t actually take office for 44 more days. Donald Trump is already MY president.
What a difference a month makes.
In the past 30 days the media have suddenly become very concerned about the following:
1. The cost of Secret Service protection.
2. Traffic disruptions caused by presidential activities.
3. The Electoral College.
4. Our relationship with Taiwan.
5. First kids.
6. “Fake news”.
7. Preserving the filibuster.
8. Election fraud.
9. Former Goldman Sachs employees.
10. Mitt Romney.
11. Ethics in government.
12. Government incentives to business.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
I am sick of stories freaking out over what Trump “might” or “could” do. I don’t give a fuck who he meets with or talks to on the phone. I don’t want to see any more anonymous stories about who Trump supposedly wants in his Cabinet. NeverTrumpers and Hollywood celebrities should STFU and GTFO. Jill Stein can go fuck herself. Faithless electors should be tarred and feathered. Hillary needs to go away and stay there.
What pisses you off?
Yesterday I learned via Facebook that my college roommate’s (MCR) home was damaged by fire. She and her husband and their two kids (ages 15 and 11) were at home and asleep. MCR and her hubby were awakened by smoke at 2:30 in the morning and were able to get themselves and their children and pets out of the home safely. I’m so grateful they are safe. This is what their home looks like now.
I’m not going to use their real names in this post, but I will tell you a little bit about them. MCR is one of 10 or 12 (I forget) kids born to a Catholic family in rural Kentucky. We met at Berea College many years ago and, if you’ve had a college roommate that you bonded with for life, I don’t have to explain the special role this person plays in my life. She’s a dedicated wife and mother who works part time to help support her family. She is one of the most giving and funniest people I know.
Her hubby is a vet who served a tour in Iraq and another in Afghanistan. He did 2 full terms in the Army and continues his service to this nation in the Army Reserves. He works constantly to support his family. He would give the shirt off his back to help another human being. He is an incredible person and also a graduate of Berea College. These two have raised two great kids. They are now facing Christmas without the benefit of a home and without presents, which were lost in the fire.
A family member of theirs has started a Go Fund Me account. I wanted to ask the folks here at Crawdad Hole, if you were planning on giving to charity this season, to please consider this family as an option. I know these folks, and they live humbly. They don’t have much in savings, as they pour everything they earn into their family and home. If you are able to give, please go to this page to do so. And please know that I, along with this family, am absolutely grateful for your donation. Let’s show them the spirit of Christmas, Crawdad Hole style!
Thank you. My apologies for the interruption. I now return you to regularly scheduled Open Thread.
This year just keeps getting better and better.
Pelosi: Dems don’t want ‘new direction’
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed problems with the Democratic Party, saying that the party’s values “unify us.”
“I don’t think that people want a new direction,” Pelosi said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “Our values are supporting working families. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families.”
Pelosi’s appearance came a few days after she was re-elected by Democrats to serve another term as House minority leader, beating back a challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.
Host John Dickerson said that Democrats have been clobbered at every level since 2008, which Pelosi attributed to natural reactions to the party that holds the White House.
Albert Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
But the real problem for the Democrats is their current fight for control is between the far-left and the really loony-left. Back in 1988 they were blown-out with the super liberal Dukakis. That’s when the more moderate wing of the Democrat party (led by Bill Clinton and the DLC) began to move the party back to the center.
The Democrats don’t have a moderate wing any more. Remember the Blue Dogs? Thanks to Obama, Pelosi and Reid they have been purged from the party.
The Democrats are flying high!
Started a post just so I could use this photo🙂 Have a great day!
Here’s a fresh thread about nothing.