Friday, January 20, 2017


FOR INAUGURATION DAY I RECOMMEND WATCHING THIS EPISODE OF BLACKISH

Click for Episode  You do not need to sign into anything.

For everyone despairing over the next 2 hours and change in Administration, remember this, the new president of Gambia was sworn in in exile because of a lack of peaceful transition history. No matter what you think of Trump, our country wins every time we peacefully change presidents.

GETTING THROUGH THE DESPAIR

From Blackish remember these words from the daughter.

" One where Zoey [daughter] (Yara Shahidi) tells a despairing Bow [mother] (Tracee Ellis Ross) that "our values don't disappear just because our side lost one election. And in the next one, me and my friends will be voting. We're gonna pick up right where you left off." 

We still have our right to protest although politicos and aspiring con artists are doing everything to end that right.  A march is scheduled in Austin today.  No one is giving up their values.

The piece I posted from Ambassador Garza is very instructive about what Republican elected officials in border states face while dealing with Trump.  They must decide to either protect Texas and Mexico or vote against Texas's best interests.

This will be no walk in the park for Trump.  Stick to your values and get ready for the mid-term elections in 2 years.

If Trump is so bad we will come out stronger in 4 years.  Maybe this is the shake up we need to decide who we are as a nation.

And you know what, maybe in someways things will be better.  Trump is promising to go after the cost of medications.  This has been the source of the high expense of Medicare Part D.  He is promising infrastructure repair nationally.  This will not be bad.

On Mexico he has more than enough Republican Senators on border states who can stop him if his policies will hurt there states.  The border states need good relations with Mexico. Politics is complex.

JUST REMEMBER  "our values don't disappear just because our side lost one election. And in the next one, me and my friends will be voting. We're gonna pick up right where you left off."

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