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Us v. Them

LCD Soundsystem – Us v. Them

I am not watching the impeachment hearings. For one thing, they take place when I’m at work. Sometimes they are still airing them on NPR when I’m driving home but then I have to change the station any time a Republican has a turn to ask questions because I just can’t stand to listen to their manufactured outrage and attempts to undercut career diplomats. The Ukrainians got the money eventually, they whine, so there’s nothing to see here.

I also feel as if I already have all the facts. Anyone who has paid any attention to who Trump is for the past 40 years knows that he will always con, steal, lie, and cheat to get what he wants, and when he finally gets unmasked, he shrugs, says he did nothing wrong, then pays his way out of trouble. He would always settle a lawsuit rather than let it go to court because he (or his lawyers) knew he would lose when the facts were revealed. The same goes for his taxes. If people can see he’s not as rich and good at business as he claims, that would show him to be a fraud.

Though at this point I don’t know why he cares about protecting his image since his supporters will never believe a bad word about him, while people with two brain cells to rub together can see he’s utterly unqualified for the job in every conceivable way and that he has committed multiple impeachable offenses (again, I’d say treasonous) warranting not only removal from office but jail time.

I did see a snippet in a recap tonight of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney raking Ambassador $ondland over the coals for his flippant attitude and inability to have told the truth the first time he was questioned. Whoo boy! On fire! 🔥

I do not have any hope that we will actually oust Twitler as result of all this because the Republicans are falling all over themselves to defend the traitor. I can’t imagine being so craven for power that you’d prostrate yourself for a draft-dodging, tax-cheating, misogynistic, bigoted, racist buffoon who lies so much that he has to write down, in giant block letters, “I WANT NOTHING, I WANT NOTHING, I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO” lest he forget and say the wrong thing in front of the TV cameras. The man is the Tasmanian Devil, shredding through the Constitution and our standing in the world.

The two sides have squared off. It’s us v. them, over and over again. May we prevail, for the sake of democracy.

Losing My Edge

LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge

Friday was my birthday. It was a beautiful day outside and I didn’t have to think about dinner which is a present in and of itself. I don’t like making a big deal of my birthday anyway, especially when it’s not a milestone number.

Befitting a low-key birthday, we watched the last two episodes of the series we’ve been binge-watching on Netflix. That might not have been the best idea. It had an open ending and I found myself awake at some dark hour wondering what would have happened next? It took me at least an hour to fall asleep again. My husband said he’d had weird dreams all night that were influenced by the show.

The combination of marking another year and finishing a tv show, yes, even something as trivial as a tv show, left me feeling pensive. What’s next? What do I do now? It isn’t that I need a new show to watch (though, suggestions are welcome*) but rather, that unanswered question at the end of the series got me thinking about the static nature of my life here at 47.

My kids are now 9 and 13 and I have more wiggle room at home because they’re more independent. But this treading water I’ve been doing, the steady job, the sensible shoes, the shows I didn’t see because it was an hour away on a school night, has meant I’ve drifted a little with the current. I haven’t looked up to see where I should be going. I have a long way to go still and I probably ought to start thinking about how to get to someplace that isn’t here. Where and what that is and how I can get there are questions I don’t have the answers for but the world is not waiting for me to figure it out. “The kids are coming up from behind.”

I’m losing my edge
But I was there

* We don’t have regular tv service, just a Roku box with Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. I hardly ever watch tv since we stopped getting cable but now and then, having something to watch that isn’t a full-length movie really hits the spot.