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Thoughts on a Sunday morning- re: riots and protests

As frightening as the events of the past week have been, I realized last night that I am grateful for one thing:

Schools are out.

To be clear, I am a middle school librarian, and do not expect any violence that our AP's and Principal (and parents) cannot handle. I think I am in a good place because our students are young enough to still be children, but old enough to wear their masks next Fall and take the Covid 19 virus seriously. My heart goes out to the Elementary teachers that will have to corral the tiny ones that are fidgety by nature, and pass around colds constantly all Fall and Winter.

If the anger- the riots, and the demonstrations continue into August, I fully expect to see problems on the university campuses. Having to see another Kent State is terrifying.

On a lighter, happier note- I cannot wait for the kiddos to come back. A media center without students is very depressing-- empty. I am a "loud librarian." I allow food and drinks in the media center (some people are appalled by that-- the kiddos love it), and run a maker space program complete with paper airplanes flying (force and motion- part of the curriculum), plants growing, green screen movies being made--- and frankly, the greatest collection of sparkly gel pens South of the Mississippi. I am excited that we can get back to "kind of normal" (not really, but it's better than nothing) in August.

Is it time, and would it work? The 25th Amendment

https://www.businessinsider.com/25th-amendment-how-can-you-remove-president-from-office-2017-3

"Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President."

Why does Melania tweet?

Does she enjoy the snarky, ugly comments she receives in reply? Does she not realize how hated she is?

Surely to god she cannot be that oblivious.

Just some rambling thoughts about Trump on a misty NC morning-

I hated the Bush presidency-- hated it. He, and his team of ghoulish, jingoistic advisers worked my last nerve.

That said, when I see photos of Trump outside the WH, photographed in the same spots so many pictures of JFK, Eisenhower, FDR and all others stood-- my skin crawls. Bush outraged me, but I never felt like the WH itself was infested-

I want him, and his horrid family, out of that historical house.

I want Twitter to shut him out, to take away his increasingly volatile, maniacal voice.

I don't care if he goes to jail, goes to Mar-a whatever you call it, or goes to Sweden to live in a cottage. I don't care anymore.

I just want him gone from my radar.

I am praying that his portrait is hung somewhere in the WH-- maybe a closet? so that we can forget this ugly time in the US and start healing.

I want farmers, coal miners, factory workers to start voting in their best interests, and quit looking at the stock market as the main indicator of "wealth."

This jingoistic bullshit has got to stop.

Looks like Amy Cooper (Central Park lady in video) might be a Liberal

Interesting article- Thoughts on this? When I watched that awful video, in my mind I immediately tagged her as a MAGA-

However, campaign contribution information ó with donations to Democrats such as Barack Obama, Pete Buttigieg, and John Kerry ó leaked online earlier today appeared to suggest that Amy actually identifies as a liberal. If true, this matters, because in this political era, during this most critical US presidential election, it is necessary that we understand and recognize that white violence transcends party lines and political ideology.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/amy-cooper-central-park-racist-dog-walker-trump-a9533581.html?fbclid=IwAR3xtsVkKoV_qdqT1OhjA9nPSYbynWilge1dRDY6OYLcPGQDLXusNSWtoO8

Meet the congresswoman poised to tear up Obama's education legacy

This is a dated (4 year old) article, but I think people need to be aware that we need to be worried about more than Trump. Virginia Foxx is 76 now, and I kept hoping she would retire. But, no...she has plans if reelected.

"Foxx reels off a list of possible targets: The billions doled out annually under Title 1 ó a Great Society program that boosts funding to schools serving poor students. The money is now considered a possible funding source for Trumpís school choice plan to allow low-income students to select private or charter schools."

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/virginia-foxx-obama-education-legacy-232084?fbclid=IwAR0TcTJYeKbjr2pTiF8tq8a3ox63aWgtAqyWNqFqBAfLPJwb9641xp-JI70

I wonder if Trump's kids know

how much they are going to lose socially?

Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr. seemed like they had a vibrant social life in NY. I don't see that coming back; I think they will suffer social shunning, and probably are already. They have been pandering to trashy people publicly, and that will follow them.

The Trump name is already "mud" around the world, will there be enough wealthy people to sustain their properties? Even if one of the hotels were in an exact location we wanted to visit on vacation, I personally would not want to stay there. I would rather stay in a youth hostel with a bunk bed than attempt to sleep in a property branded with that name.

I know the two boys aren't smart-- but, Ivanka seems to be the smartest one of that group. She understand "branding." Personally, I think Tiffany is trying to distance herself already.

Why aren't they trying to distance themselves now? More than likely, it's already too late. Is it possible that they are surrounded by sycophants so tightly that they cannot see their own future, and self interests?



OK, what was the name

of that stupid Republican website that was so popular years ago?

Someone that DUers used to call "Rimjob" or something like that ran it.

What in the world are these Trump people so mad about all the time?

We live in NC.

I am sure everyone has seen the photos of those armed rednecks in Raleigh; and read about the KKK-like armed group led by a law enforcement officer to an African American household. (I write KKK-like because their robes hadn't been dry cleaned, or something. Anyway, they weren't wearing them)

What are these folks so angry about? Why do they hate liberals? We have been voting in their best interests for decades.

I know: racism (I am a Southerner, I get that), the NRA, and FOX news....but, there has to be something deeper going on here.

What is making these guys feel so disenfranchised?

Why is Trump always so mad? Every time you see him, he is pounding the podium, angry, yelling in that weird lisp, the anger tweets--- If I had inherited his wealth, at his age, I would be sitting in my condo thinking about my next museum tour of the world.

What is wrong with them?

So, Joe Biden just posted this on Facebook....anyone want to make guesses?

"My promise to you is this: If I'm elected president, my cabinet and my administration will reflect the diversity that makes our country strong. You have my word as a Biden. And that starts with a running mate who will make history as the first woman to serve as Vice President. Iím not ready to share big news yet, but I want to let you know as soon as I am. If you add your name before midnight tonight, Iíll see to it that youíll hear about my VP pick first:"
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