|I'd be pretty happy if it were Frank Underwood, tbh.|
My MLK holiday was on January 16 this year. And in addition to that, I took a sick day yesterday. And I do not feel that the inauguration of Donald J. Trump merits being absent from work for a third time in one week.
So I'm skipping the televised inauguration. I could stream it live from my office, except that:
1. Live streaming is officially frowned upon in the employee handbook.
2. I have a very full plate tomorrow and no time for non-work activities.
3. I don't want to.
And while I consider all three of the above arguments equally compelling, number 3 actually carries the most weight with me. I feel no need to watch Trump being sworn in live. If I choose, I'll be able to see it on YouTube, on CNN, on BuzzFeed any time over the next several days/weeks/eons (assuming the Internet will outlast us all). I presume that the transfer of power will occur peacefully, as it's done so 44 previous times in American history, whether I'm watching it happen or not.
|It won't be this adorable, but hey, the Constitution|
never mentions adorableness.
The object wasn't to win the popular vote, people. It was to win the Electoral College. And Trump, despicable and unqualified as he may be, scored that victory.
For someone who has built her life around political savvy, Hillary Clinton displayed a shocking lack of understanding of the American electorate.
But I digress.
I will not watch the live broadcast of Trump being sworn in, because I find that a nauseating proposition.
He's going to be President of the United States whether I watch it happen or not.
And he'll be President of the United States whether I support him or not.
Kind of like the last eight years under Barack Obama for conservatives.
|Who am I to judge if they find this a good thing?|
I think President Trump will be a permanent blight on the history of America. I just do.
Still...I'll be thrilled to be proven wrong. AND I'll be thrilled to be proven right if it means that the USA avoids catastrophe because such proof emerges in time.
But I won't watch the Trump era launch in real time.
Without Aretha's hat, it just isn't very interesting.
|I'll bet Jackie Evancho doesn't even wear|
a goddamn hat.
We need it now more than ever.