Friday, 20 January 2017

U-S-A

The Prof and I have just been watching the inauguration on tv



67 comments:

  1. you are brave men. I am at work and NOT watching/listening to the shitshow.

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    1. In Oregon, and I'm passing on the shitshow too!

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    2. In sunny Florida, I ignored the whole kit and caboodle. He makes me sick. Has four years passed yet?

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  2. Yeah, that about says it all.

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  3. I did too, screaming no all the way through. Obama's dignity was palpable.

    Now awaiting the next episode.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38635518

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  4. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Obama's last meal was to bomb the Isis camp near Aleppo killing 100 jihadists. This follows a similar strike yesterday in Libya. Trump says he will wipe them off the face of the earth in his inauguration speech. In Moscow the champagne corks are popping. The times are a changing. A hard rain is falling.

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  5. We are in for some dark, dark times. I'm so sad.

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  6. There are groups here called Preppers (preparedness groups). They are hoarding food, supplies, money... everything they will need when the SHTF.
    It does feel as if there is some rough weather ahead.

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  7. I couldn't watch it...makes me sad and sick to my stomach...not quite 9-11 sad, but almost.

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  8. I couldn't watch. Like Kathie, I feel sick at the thought. Appalled that there were that many adults in the USA that thought he was a good idea. Kathie, I feel more a vague sense of dread than sad .. disgust too.

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  9. We in the NE of Scotland have experienced Trump. God help America and the world.

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    1. Trump horrifically bullied people in Scotland to build his golf course!.Not even his own Country and was not president.
      America has just voted for a tyrant dictator, racist, homophobic, sexist nut job!.

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    2. People in UK fought Hitler before, if needs be we will will fight Trump (trump in UK
      means fart!.)
      As in to pas wind fart aka trump!.

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    3. Kirrie, less than HALF of US voted for Trump. The damned EC elected him in the end. WE are America, not the GOP & Trump. We will fight, resist, and undermine him at all costs. WE are fighting for our lives. Do NOT lump more than half of the USA with Trump. WE.ARE.NOT Help us get rid of him. We are #theresistence !

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  10. I watched it also. Not being American and this being the first time I have watch the changing of a president, there were a lot of prayers and religious readings. Is that the norm? What with the builders drilling here I couldnt hear what was going on and I wondered if I missed something?

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    1. The prayers are a usual part of the ceremony. On that note, please pray for us!

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    2. we HAVE a separation of church and state here. the ignorant religious freaks were "praying" to the invisible sky daddy. no, it is NOT the norm. and it should NEVER be allowed!

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  11. I find myself singing "the lunatics have taken over the asylum".
    Good luck world.

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  12. I still can't believe it actually happened, it's like living a horror movie , Night of the living dead, perhaps. Gwils right, time's are a' changing. But whatever he states, God has made greater men than DT. Most of them have little or no power, but the more integrity and sincerety. God bless America, yes, they are going to need it! To stand tall and strong against the attacks on common sense, when they feel like hiding. That picture about says it all, John!

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  13. Thank you to you John and the Prof. for watching this exciting event. Living in Caifornia I am surrounded by F%%king Democrats BUT I loved the event and can't wait to get home after work and review it again. I also loved his speech. God Bless America! Ruth in Oxnard CA.

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    1. I am a Republican and in mourning over the fact that so many people are so clueless about something this important. I did not vote.

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    2. Sympathies to you John and the Prof for watching this gut wrenching event. Living in Texas I am surrounded by F%%king Republicans AND I was appalled by the event and would rather poke my eyes out with a sharp stick than watch it again. I also was chilled to the bone by his speech. May God Have Pity on America! Melissa in Fredericksburg, TX.

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  14. A day of Great Mourning. It's embarrassing, sad, disgusting, sickening....that list would be longer than would fit here....

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  15. I did not watch. The man is a disgrace, and we have become an embarrassment. I cannot remember another inauguration where there were demonstrations like this; and that is before tomorrow's march.

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    1. I find it difficult to look at him, disgusting creature.

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  16. The only good thing to come out of this day was the peaceful
    transition of government. No matter who you voted for or liked the nation goes on.
    Unlike the call for a military coup and martial law to keep Trump from Washington, mass exodus of liberals from Hollywood and New York, the government changed hands. There were protesters in Washington some cars and windows destroyed violence is wrong.
    In two years we get to vote for the House of Repensitives. Get the vote out !

    Son will be in a Women's Walk protest tomorrow in Tucson. A march with speakers afterwards. Hopeful the protest all over America tomorrow will be peaceful.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. We're marching in Scotland too!!!

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  17. Yeah. I watched it too. What the hell is wrong with Barron Trump? His manner is very odd. I am not sure that he should be placed in the glare of TV cameras.

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    1. He's only 10, give him a break. He probably hates this new reality as much as all of us.

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    2. The poor little bugger has DT as a father, that'd affect anyone!

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    3. All of the Trump children are probably damaged.
      And their mothers can take responsibility too.

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  18. Looking at the crowd I've seen more people watching a Disney parade

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  19. My husband watched but I didn't. I watched the old movie "Babe". It was about a nice pig - as opposed to you know who.

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  20. Meet you in the bunker!!!

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  21. I don't own a TV. Thank god.

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  22. I'm not watching that man become president. It's the Australian Open for me.

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  23. I couldn't watch. Not certain whether you are brave or masochistic.

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  24. Ha! I'm echoing Elephant's Child comment!

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  25. I'm just so sad, and afraid.
    I too wonder about all the
    prayer and God talk.
    God seems to be a handy excuse
    for most of the horrible behavior
    in this world?????????

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  26. The discrimination has already begun - delaying appeals to a judge's order to invalidate a law that was "clearly racially motivated" until a proven racist could head up the Justice Dept.

    Hilarious that his first dance at the inaugural ball began, "Tonight the end is near." You cannot make this stuff up ...

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    1. Should have said Trump's first dance ...

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  27. Eight years ago, we set our alarm and got up at 3 AM to watch President Obama sworn in. It was such a momentous occasion, we felt chills, and felt proud to be human.
    This time? We slept through it and felt embarrassed for America.

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  28. I live in America. I read your blog every day and enjoy it. I like hearing/reading other's thoughts and opinions. I voted for our new President Trump. I find it odd that folks who don't live in America have such strong opinions about a man they don't even know very well and a country they don't currently live in so have no idea the problems we Americans are dealing with...I have rarely commented on your blog. As I said, I enjoy your posts everyday. But I wonder how you might feel if I began posting/criticizing your country's politics/way of life, when I don't live in your country...The old saying "Until you walk in my shoes, best be quiet"......

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    1. And I don't remember the Republicans smashing windows when Obama was sworn-in.

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    2. ... i feel i must point out as one of those Americans, that when Obama entered office, he had not effectively insulted, demeaned, attacked, mocked, or terrified a great deal of Americans, and those hoping to become Americans. I have never felt so betrayed in my life when he won, because it means you understand, condone and agree with his behavior. I do dislike Trump greatly because he cares nothing for anyone but himself, and i is evident in every action he makes, and everything he says. You cheer him, you vote for him, and he scares the hell out of me, therefore you scare the hell out of me. I used to feel safe in the U.S. I am shaking so hard I can barely type. It is not the same for all of us here.
      I"m going to go cry now...

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      Betrayed when Trump was elected

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    4. Well said Kristine!!

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    5. I do not condone the smashing of windows; who would? When President Obama was sworn in, "Republicans" marched in the streets with effigies of him being lynched. This behavior, in many ways, was continued throughout his 2 terms.

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    6. I never comment on your way of life lynney, i question your country's choice of leader though........and believe it or not we have listened to and have studied the presidential race carefully from here.....in wales.
      And please do comment on our politics ! I alwats love a point of view!
      Jx

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  29. I live in Australia, which is a free country, so do feel free to comment on our politics and our way of life. We do a lot of it ourselves.
    But the reason we are so critical of Trump as president is because of all of that power he wields, and because of all of those dreadful things he has been saying during the election campaign. Remember what he said to that disabled chap? If not, well, you should. And how about his thoughts on gay folk, people of colour and so on. It's a pretty long list.
    But those of us in other parts of the world are just plain terrified because he doesn't seem to understand the implications of using nuclear weapons. Just think about that for a minute and wonder again why people from other countries are so frightened that he is in the White House.

    And just for the record, I didn't think much of Hillary Clinton either, but at least she wasn't Trump.

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  30. I agree with everything that was said so well by Kristine. Trump scares the hell out of me too. But I'm older, old, and I have seen a lot and do hope that things he advocates will not become reality. He can say a great deal but whether it becomes fact I am in hopes may not happen. I grew up in the 1940's and was taught and grew up believing that America was a country for all. All beliefs, races, etc., were to be respected and America was a great country because it was a "melting pot." Remember, The majority of Americans did not vote for Trump. He became president because of the electoral collage. I'm terrified. I believe the majority of Americans are very afraid and appalled at Trump's and the Republicans actions. I am too afraid to cry. What will happen? Is America a free country? Should I be afraid because I have expressed my opinion here? Yes, I am aftraid

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  31. I live in the U.S. and I welcome the opinions of non-U.S. citizens. With the ease of access to world news, I expect that non-U.S. citizens know Trump just as well as the general U.S. public does. People don’t have to live in the U.S. to see the problematic aspects of his behavior (as Rozzie so aptly pointed out). That being said, I do occasionally find the hyperbole on both sides of the political spectrum to be a bit tiresome and look forward to a change in conversation.

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  32. I watched it too, only to see if something went wrong, like him stumbling over the words - which (sadly) didn't happen. But was also dreading something taking place like some crazy trying to take a pot-shot at him, which would only have turned him into a martyr - and, boy, how he would revelled in it and milked it for all it's worth! So, in that sense was relieved .

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  33. Has anyone checked the White House website? All mention of ObamaCare, Gay Rights and Civil Rights have now been removed. Says it all really, except it brings to mind another opinionated leader who wanted his country to be the best, and set about eliminating everything and everyone who didn't fit into his Grand Plan.

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  34. I think I went into a "shock" I haven't ever met before . . .

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  35. Well here in the USA most people are/did NOT watch it. Parts of his speech came from a Hollywood movie Avatar.
    http://www.jantakareporter.com/world/trump-lifted-lines-hollywood-films/95860/#.WINrYlfM8ow.facebook

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  36. My daughter and grandson watched some of it and my daughter told her son she remembered Obama's swearing in and that she was terrified someone would take a pot shot at him. The boy asked, why would anyone do that? and she told him it was because he was the 1st black President. My grandson said "and Trump is the 1st orange one".

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  37. You are much stronger people than I. I stayed as far away from a television as possible all day. Now, time to go to a March ...

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  38. Lynney 62 I don't think you realise how much we are saturated with "stuff" from America. We are dictated to and God help us if we don't fall in to line.

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  39. That photo sums up everything I feel about the whole trumping thing! x

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  40. I tried to NOT watch but couldn't stop myself and felt I at least SHOULD see it firsthand. His speech was even worse than I had expected. Sometimes I feel like I've gotten too old and seen too much to believe that good will win out. But I keep trying to believe.

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  41. Kirrie, less than HALF of US voted for Trump. The damned EC elected him in the end. WE are America, not the GOP & Trump. We will fight, resist, and undermine him at all costs. WE are fighting for our lives. Do NOT lump more than half of the USA with Trump. WE.ARE.NOT Help us get rid of him. We are #theresistence !

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  42. Good for you !! I couldnt bring myself to watch or listen to it but now I wish I had,although it would have been a bit like gawking at a traffic accident...

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