SO IT BEGINS

US inauguration day. Let the games begin.

 

by: Pawel Kuczynski

by: Spanish Artist Mirror – The Ugly Side Of Society

Measuring spoons

Blah Blah Blah, 2008, ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

 

 

 

 

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  1. Rex Renard January 20, 2017 at 6:10 am #

    Today is a dark day in u.s. history thats for sure. I thought it was bad when Warcrimes Bush stole the 2000 election and started an illeagal neverending war. But this is much worse, this is the slow lazy stupid evil that happens because of apathy, ignorence, and entitlement. I fear for the people of my country tho I know in a way this is karma, we deserve this. We had a chance to stop it and let it happen anyways because we thought it was joke. Never underestimate the power of ignorence or suffer our fate. Rant over, thank you for your time

    • TEKUblack January 20, 2017 at 6:47 am #

      I could not disagree more. There is just as high of a chance that today is the change the country needs to become what it was. To have a thriving economy. To have people working.

      There is a chance for greatness and a chance for failure. But which includes for failure is the worst thing you can do.

  2. Don Rose January 20, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    What a great day! We’re getting rid of Obama whose executive actions killed the economy and made legions of people dependent on government. This person was the worst president ever in our history: nukes for Iran, greatest national debt in history.

    Now we’ll have a president intent on creating jobs, improving education, building our military and lowering taxes. A non-politician beholden to no one with fresh thinking and conservative instincts who rejects the corrupt mass media.

    This is a day for real optimism!

  3. LongyAUS January 20, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    Greetings from the 21st of January, it seems we have survived the 20th, though we’ve had a nasty bushfire and some maniac running people over, none of the events of the day could be attributed to the US president, yet. Hopefully the day goes smoothly for the rest of the world.

  4. Jeff P. January 20, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    A great day for America! Obama will be gone in a few hours and we have a chance for some changes for the better in the country. I’m sick to death of all of the liberal cry-baby types who apparently just wanted to keep the same old crap going forever. I didn’t vote for Trump because I love the guy, I voted for him because America needs a change. We didn’t need another career politician, but a regular person. Trump isn’t exactly normal, but he’s not a politician. Thank goodness!

    I notice that the Clinton Foundation isn’t doing very well financially. Maybe all of her “supporters” are asking for their money back.

  5. MidKnight Musketeer January 20, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    I wonder what the odds makers are giving on:

    1) Impeached – drummed out of office for one reason or another

    2) Resigns – quits for one reason or another

    3) Dies – heart gives out, blood clot, what have you (not too likely. . . he is a tea-totaler, non-smoker, and apparently a germaphobe)

    4) Assassinated – ‘Tis the U.S. of A. after all – everybody got a gun.

    5) What you talkin’ ’bout?!? They gonna give this hero a second term! He’s gonna put a man on Mars! Then they gonna rename Mars. Guess what they gonna call it? That’s right. TRUMP! Mount Rushmore gonna have 5 faces baby!

  6. Deacon January 20, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    I won’t get in this discussion here. In the end it serves no purpose but one side in disagreement with the other. History will show the results and I already have my bets on what path that will go. Personally I think George Carlin was right.

    • ODDMAN January 20, 2017 at 10:06 am #

      Carlin was right on so many subjects.

      • Zaiaku January 20, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

        Agreed

  7. wolffeathers January 20, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    I started wearing a black wristband today. It will be part of my daily uniform for the next 4 years. 🙁

  8. Kay January 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    I am not a fan of Donald Trump, but he is now the POTUS. At this point, I have to hope he does good, that he succeeds. I think the best comment I’ve seen is “I hope Donald Trump is a good President. Wanting him to fail is like wanting the pilot to crash the plane that we are ALL on.” We start today with a wish and a prayer, just like we do in the USA every election.

    • ODDMAN January 20, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

      I hope that Donald Trump will somehow be a good President. I do not believe that this will happen. Tomorrow’s post has a pic from the Washington Post that to me, says it all. Information on the White House web page regarding LBGTQ and climate change disappeared today. A harbinger to come?

      I believe that Trump will wreck world trade because he and his team cannot think any further ahead than than one step. If Trump wants to play hardball political trade, what’s stopping the rest of the world from doing the same to the USA? If it were me, I’d hit back as best I could. Collectively, the world can screw the USA up big time on trade issues. Phone calls among leaders can achieve that in a coordinated effort to block Trump.

      In Ontario, Canada, where I live, we had a Premier named Mike Harris. He meant well but he was an idiot. He has the right slogans and people voted for him. He would make a promise and follow through on it, regardless of the cost. The actual cost was staggering because he and his team could not fathom the impact one decision could actually have on so many people. He was a disaster. He did get a number of Directorships at various companies when he left politics. Amazing how that happened.

      I hope and pray that Trump becomes a good President. I hope that my country, Canada, is ready to deal just as idiotically as Trump appears to be heading. I would start by shutting off Canada’s electricity to the eastern seaboard of the USA as we should look to a Canada first policy, like Trump’s USA first. Half of your eastern seaboard would be in the dark immediately. New York City would be dark.I would cease all military procurement’s from the US immediately in favour of other countries offerings. Keystone pipeline…dead in the water. We’ll build our own refinery and export worldwide our finished petroleum products. No need to fill the Koch brothers pockets, is there?

      The problem is that Trump’s jingoistic and idiotic policies is that it works both ways and he doesn’t see it. The largest fear the USA should think about is this, what if China stops buying your treasury bonds and starts demanding repayment of their loans to you? What if the rest of the world says to the USA, “OK. Be isolationist. We’ll deal amongst ourselves. We do not want your products at all.” The USA cannot export their products without trade agreements and if trade agreements are torn up, the USA may not win in anything re-negotiated agreements. Trump assumes that the whole world will capitulate to his demands. It won’t. We, the world, want access to your markets as much as you want access to the world’s markets. You cannot have everything your way like a petulant child having a temper tantrum. China and India each have over a billion people. Both are markets that could be used by the world to bypass the US.

      The USA has exported so many manufacturing jobs to China, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Haiti etc over the past 25 years that you’ll never get them back. If you get any back, it’ll be jobs done by robots. One technician overseeing 200 robots. The buzzword is, “increased productivity”. They are not actual jobs, just automation. Welcome to the 21st century.

      If the USA doesn’t have export markets due to trade agreements torn up, there could be war. It could be economic or military. See Sunday’s second post for an observation from a guy in Georgia.

      The Office of POTUS does NOT guarantee respect in itself, but it can guarantee fear due to the access to the nuclear codes. The man as POTUS MUST show that POTUS is worthy of respect. Respect is earned and not just assumed. So far, Trump has proved himself as the reincarnation of P.T. Barunum. I respect P.T Barnum as a showman but not as a politician.

      There is no respect for Trump in the world at the moment outside the USA and Russia. He is considered to be the idiot child with the nuclear codes. He is scary, not respected.

      • Kay January 21, 2017 at 11:25 am #

        Again my first line, I don’t like the man, you just wrote out all the many reasons I don’t.

        • ODDMAN January 21, 2017 at 11:47 am #

          I know. I agree with your first line. I also think that the position of POTUS itself may have at one time had an inherent level of respect, but it is the President’s actions that define if respect is continued. Trump’s actions after winning the election offer no reason to respect him as POTUS. It’s going to be a very difficult 4 years for the world to deal with the USA. The USA may find out that Trump’s policies will have consequences that he and his cabinet haven’t thought about. I do hope that the Republican Party can reign him in.

  9. sharpiepen January 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    I am hoping for the best. I tired explaining this day to my students, and I think I ended up planning or promising them a party in the near future. lol My students are the best ever! [new people: I’m a special education teacher and I teach transition *18-22* and few high schoolers.] ^_^

    On a side note, I like those measuring spoons!

    Have a good one,

    Sharpiepen

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