Another day where I've just let things unfold before me without a great deal of thought or purpose. I made us a beautiful breakfast with biscuits and bacon and the freshest eggs to be found anywhere and real grits, the kind that take an hour to cook.
I had a half a peanut butter and banana sandwich for my lunch around 2:30 because I was still so full. I still feel full but I've made a pot of white bean and venison chili and have a loaf of sourdough about ready to go into the oven so hopefully, by the time it's all ready I'll have found some room for more. I picked salad greens when I was in the garden, weeding and pretending to thin plants. I think I have some sort of pathological dread of pulling plants to thin rows. I almost cannot do it and never do it adequately even though I am well aware that if I did, my plants might, would probably, get bigger and better and far more productive.
It's just so seemingly cruel to pull something that went to the trouble to root and sprout and grow leaves.
I watched the video HERE today. I'd seen the link before but hadn't watched it until a friend sent me the link too and then I did watch it and then I felt sick. It's footage of the mobs inside the Capitol last Wednesday and there's plenty there to indict Trump and maybe Ted Cruz, too. It all just seems so unreal. So theatrical. While at the same time it's quite clear that if the lawmakers had not been spirited away, there could have been a massacre. What I just keep wondering about these quite obviously fairly well-off rioters is what in hell they have to be so upset about? Is it simply because they're afraid that they're going to lose their white privilege? Is it fear of a crumbling patriarchy? Is it because "their guy" lost the election? Really? Because they think that Biden is going to let the Hollywood "elite" kidnap all the children and drain their blood? I mean...WHO COULD BELIEVE THAT?
Millions, it would seem.
And I've read that many former Trump supporters are now of the opinion that he's betrayed them but at this point that is irrelevant to their desire to overthrow the government with violence.
One guy in the video footage stands in the Senate Chamber and says, "While we're here, why don't we form a new government?"
Sure buddy, go ahead.
It is so perfectly obvious that they don't have a single sliver of a clue about what their goals are beyond assassinating Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence and oh, yeah, probably a bunch of other Democrats. They wouldn't know how to overturn an election if someone gave them a ten-hour Power Point on it.
Another thing I keep thinking about is the difference between these mobs and the protesters of the sixties and seventies who gathered peacefully and without weapons to try and end an unjust and senseless war, to make a stand for civil rights, and for women's rights. They faced armed police and National Guard units in riot gear with dignity, flowers, and innocence.
I looked at the snow in those pictures for some time. Granted just a dusting, but nevertheless, snow! Then I realized it's sand!ReplyDelete
I could say a lot about all the insurrection videos you haven't watched, but I won't. Justice will prevail.
Yes. Our beach sand here is very white. It is beautiful.Delete
As to other insurrection videos- I trust you. And please- may justice prevail.
two miles from the car is a long way to tote two little boys and all of the camping gear.ReplyDelete
Q-anon crazy fucks have pretty much torn the republican party to shreds, oh and the orange blog , of course. I think that Joe will play nice and give trump an out, but I hope not.
Oh, I sincerely hope that Joe stays out of the fray and lets Trump get what he deserves. Of course, an impeachment trial is going to be one of the least of that shithead's worries.Delete
They're pretty energetic. I see they got their commissary running fine though.ReplyDelete
I hate thinning plants too, so heartless! Poor babies. I can prune big plants and shrubs, because they come back stronger. Unless the thinnings can be eaten as microgreens, that doesn't seem so bad.
I hear you on trimming- I actually enjoy that. And yes, it does make the plant grow back stronger. But those poor little baby plants and I must admit that they are baby plants because I haven't thinned them enough!Delete
I think i’ve voted for someone from every party EXCEPT republican. They are just so ridiculously ignorant! Willfully ignorant! They don’t deserve to even BE a party! trump and his dirty, disgusting family can’t slither away fast enough! Q-anon ARE crazy fucks! I just don’t have the capacity to understand why some people don’t have the desire to try to learn the truth about things, about the way the world works. More willful ignorance! People don’t want to be smarter? That doesn’t make sense to me.ReplyDelete
Dinner sounds wonderful!
I believe I've only ever voted for Democrats. Is that wrong? I sure do know I've never voted for a Republican. My thinking is that if someone agrees with me politically, they'd be a Democrat. That could be faulty thinking but that's what I've found to be true.Delete
"Slither" away is right. Those belly-crawling kids and Jared need to get the fuck out of the White House and good luck to them trying to ever find a niche in society again.
I saw the video today, too, and yes, it sickened me, too. I have asked right-leaning friends that still talk to me what was to be accomplished at the Capitol last week? What was the objective? I’ve got answers of ‘they were there to protest’ and today show that the election was rigged.’ Of course, both are lies that my friends actually believe. The objective was to kill people and I’ll never be convinced otherwise. And if any lawmaker arranged for a ‘tour’ on January 5th to get intel before the coup attempt, I don’t care what political party they’re in....that’s treason and there should be an execution!ReplyDelete
I'm not a believer in the death penalty but besides that- I agree with everything you said.Delete
cannot watch the video's..... take me back to my youth with flowers, singing and swaying in peaceful protest...... Jessie and Virgil have the right idea! Escape to nature in its rawest and purest form. I'm trying to avoid most news.... just can.not.deal.ReplyDelete
I'm certainly not doing much deep-diving into news right now but I do check occasionally to see if anyone has blown anything up.Delete
I can't deal either.
I saw that video today and it made me feel sicker about it all than I already felt. It also made me want to see Trump and a few select Senators tried and jailed. The really sick thing is that they will probably get away with what they did.ReplyDelete
Yes, ma'm. Try and jail those assholes. They are, without doubt, traitors. I have a feeling they're not all going to get away with what they've done.Delete
Your beautiful children and their wee tent. Lovely. The video-I got nothing to say. I'm outa words. They're protesting the wearing masks thing in AMSTERDAM. Humans have gone mad.ReplyDelete
WHAT?! Fuckin' A. Amsterdam?Delete
I give up. We're doomed. We are doomed.
I think your kids have the right idea. Go somewhere beautiful, away from the crowds and away from the lunatics. Yet still I fear for the inauguration!ReplyDelete
At least for the time Jessie and the family was on the island, they had some peace.Delete
I fear for the inauguration too. I can't wait for it to be over.
What a fun camp out! Nature is a great getaway from the craziness!ReplyDelete
I am reminded of this song today: "Put a little love in your heart...and the world will be a better place..."
Most of us are good, kind people and we must get the haters to stop.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
And peace to you too, Ellen. To all of us. Wouldn't MLK be horrified?Delete
Wow, that looks like an AMAZING camping adventure! I'm not a huge fan of camping but I think I would like that.ReplyDelete
I watched that New Yorker video too and it IS appalling. And we're supposed to believe all those people are really Antifa in disguise? Please. Believe me, I struggle all the time with how people possibly believe this Q-Anon mythology. It is just beyond my comprehension. But I think a lot of people spend a lot of time by themselves marinating in Internet chat-rooms full of like-minded lunatics, and they literally become disconnected from reality. It would be a fascinating thought experiment if it weren't also so terrifying.
As you know, I feel the same way about thinning seedlings. I have trouble even pulling weeds.
You should camp like that at least once, Steve! Glen's always saying that he wants me to go camping with him and I tell him that I did plenty of it and that was enough for me. And I did! I did a lot of camping back in Girl Scouts and some of it was primitive. I loved it then but I think my day is done.Delete
I think you and I have to just realize we cannot understand what in hell these people are thinking. It's so far from rational that we can't conceive of it.
I think of you every time I try to force myself to thin the rows! I know you hate it too.
I loved wilderness camping, canoe camping. I do miss it.ReplyDelete
Heather Cox Richardson did a recent newsletter the other day on the rise of the militia movement and white supremacists since 9/11. but yeah. how could they possibly believe that they would succeed at overturning the government.