Thursday, November 17, 2016

Looks like it might be time to dust this thing off

I think I started this blog because of frustrations screaming to get out, and I can tell that a Trump Presidency (oy) is going to send me into outrage overload again. But now with some serious fear thrown in. So I think I might as well face up to that and get myself back into the habit of venting here rather than spraying my heartache all over the place by email. Dunno, will see... Things that are scaring me this week:
  • The 14 Features of Eternal Fascism -- it's not hyperbole; it's a degree of parallel that should make us take notice. And be vigilant.

    Related: How quickly the system can be upended:

    That's maybe the scariest prospect of all.

  • Donald Trump’s Transition Team, Or Lack Thereof, Is Causing Real Panic I'm sympathetic to the fact that they ran a small-staff campaign, and that they didn't think they were going to win. But they need to be ready to RUN A WHOLE COUNTRY in a couple of months, so they can't act like angry babies with a shiny toy or we'll end up with a country run by incompetents. As it is, the national security people want nothing to do with Trump (this just the latest; they seem unable to find anybody with experience who will say yes). That leaves some terrible prospects for evil + incompetence. Plus, nobody talking to most of the departments that need staffing, Trump working with no briefings, etc.

  • Here's one member of Congress willing to tell it like it is -- but will anybody listen? I mean, we're already at the point where a new House UnAmerican Activities Committee has been suggested, and the media is still covering the lovable preparations for a transfer of power.


Fortuitous said...

Here's the link to apply for Trump Admin job:
They're seriously understaffed and the usual crew has "other priorities" this time around. Might bring you some interesting experiences!

ACM said...

Ohmygoodness -- can you imagine being around all that anger all day long? Would give me a heart-attack.