I just looked at the calendar on my phone and realized I have a library board meeting tonight. Wow! I spent the whole day in front of the TV watching the inauguration and left the laundry for tonight. Oops! There is only one load to do, the jeans, so it should be fine if I throw it in the washer when I leave and the dryer when I return.
I realize the inauguration was for a president that I wanted, but I don’t understand why this is not an event that everyone watches. I have watched inaugurations when the other side won. I even watch both conventions, well ok, I watch some of both. I sat through the entire acceptance speech of the first Bush. He made some sense to me, well, until that reading his lips part and the no new taxes.
I get so upset when children in schools are denied the ability to watch the political events. You know that every school, even in the remote areas has access to live new coverage. If nothing else the walking in to be seated part would be a good learning experience of who is in what position in the government. Having been to Washington, D.C. within the last six years, it is really interesting for me to watch as the motorcade travels around the city. I keep thinking, which day where we at that museum or landmark?
It was great to hear the speeches and the seemingly grand gestures of togetherness that everyone shows on a day like today. If nothing else it is a great way to see a peaceful transition (or continuation) of power. I know the campaign and election didn’t seem so happy and wonderful, but on Inauguration Day, it is a peaceful parade. There are no armed soldiers dragging the former leaders into the streets and shooting them along with a few extra bystanders. This is the USA. On this day, we did things in a bit more dignified way, and especially four years ago, and eight years before that, and so on and so forth.
So, my question is why if we live in this wonderfully peaceful transition sort of place, why are their still state governments that hold sessions and schools that still keep their televisions silent and dark. Do we really still have that many sore losers? Are we still that afraid of blending ideas? Or are we that dang stubborn about giving in to the idea that the majority is not of our same mindset?
I think it is time for some people to look in the mirror and realize this country doesn’t look like the founding fathers anymore. It seems this country’s true natives aren’t the only ones to find that they aren’t the ones in the majority. Ironically, in some cases it is the true natives that can now make the difference on election day in some states, like North Dakota.
I think it is time to quit bickering, quit pouting and for goodness sakes start acting like adults no matter the outcome. I dislike a poor sport on either end of the win/lose coin. Great inauguration Mr. President. Super job of putting it together Senator Schumer. It was worth the day glued to the tube.