Thursday, January 19, 2017
January 18 and January 19: The Final Days of Obama...
January 18 Steps: 4,059
January 19 Steps: 8,365
Activity: Nothing but work.
Weight: Too much (couldn't pass up Sierra Nevada earlier in the week and ribs yesterday)
Book: Half Earth by E.O. Wilson (still)
The rain returned on Wednesday with a fury. Winds battering the house. Again, visiting clients in the soaking wet rain. Been a busy week in the client department.
But mostly this week is bittersweet as we move from the fairly decent (but still a Neo-Liberal) Obama to the Nationalistic and openly Fascistic Donald Trump. Just the sight of the man makes me wretch. And as I watched some of his speeches today, I am just amazed at the utter stupidity of the American People to elect this narcissistic piece of shit. This is a tremendously ill man and the American People voted for him to have the nuclear codes!
Well, not all of the American People. Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. And the election was decided by 75,000 people in three states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. Voter suppression alone won Wisconsin with approximately 300,000 African Americans in that state not allowed to vote because they had no Identification. Pennsylvania and Michigan were lost because Clinton underestimated the anger of the Rust Belt.
I don't know if it is a good idea to read a book about extinction just prior to Donald Trump taking power. Tomorrow it is the end of the world as we know it. Resist!