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Cloudy today. We're looking at a wind advisory and flash flood watch this afternoon and tonight. Currently, it's 37˚F, with the windchill at 28˚F.

A good writing day yesterday. I did 1,076 words (plus some minor rewriting) on "Tupelo." The story has passed the 6,300 words mark, and I'm pretty sure I haven't yet reached the middle of it.

Have you preordered Dear Sweet Filthy World and Agents of Dreamland? No? Well, Herr Platypus says that if you do it today you can ride the pterosaurs for free when you get to heaven. And he's a monotreme of his word.

I have this from yesterday, Dan Rather responding to the post-inauguration lunacy: "When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase 'alternative facts'…When you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single question…When you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was….These are not normal times. The press has never seen anything like this before. The public has never seen anything like this before. And the political leaders of both parties have never seen anything like this before."

And this from Kellyanne Conway, Queen Bitch of our new Propagandaministerium,: "You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving – Sean Spicer, our press secretary – gave alternative facts."

Alternative facts.

Do you know what you have when a leader is hostile to a free press and decides that truth is what he says it is?

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion
Aunt Beast


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Marc D. Goldfinger
Jan. 23rd, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
Pretty Orwellian
We have Fascism in place.
Jan. 23rd, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
whirling, twirling in a stupor
Like you, I felt a visceral blow to the gut as this story unfolded. I had feared it for a long while, certain it was bound to happen eventually. But on the first day of the Administration? My God, what does this mean for the next day, the next week, the next 4 years?

We've entered an ultra right wing nightmare. Can the marching hammers out of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" movie be far behind? What happens to the arts? What happens to insurance and medical care? What happens to the poor?

There are nothing but questions, and I'm already sick of asking them...

Edited at 2017-01-23 05:03 pm (UTC)
Kiki Lang
Jan. 23rd, 2017 10:07 pm (UTC)
So you see, here we are.
I've let political depravity get the better of me. My anger has so overwhelmed every emotion, I have none left. I've had death of someone close to me, and I felt nothing. Not one more second will I let that retarded despot steal from me.
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Jan. 25th, 2017 02:54 am (UTC)
Yes on 1, no on 2. Does it have to be Amazon for the preorder? Because I hate Amazon. But I'll swallow my curses and make an exception if it benefits you.

I thought the point of heaven was that we all got to ride the pterosaurs for free, but I'd never argue with a monotreme.
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