While y’all are talking about Trump’s First 100 Days in office, I’ve got a few thoughts after just the first six. And don’t get me wrong because I know you have too.
It is a fact universally acknowledged that every moment in life can be summarized with an Arrested Development GIF.
For example, this has been the start of my day every morning this week:
My friend Kelli and I send each other random AD gifs whenever we need a boost, or encouragement, or commiseration. It’s amazing how you can ALWAYS find one that fits the situation.
So I’ve been thinking a lot about this first week of the new administration and I have to say that I am AMAZED by how much has happened.
Now, I’m not sure the story. I really need to go back and do some actual research. Which I won’t actually end up doing because laziness. But if I WERE going to do some actual research, I would go back and look at how much stuff Obama did during his first week in office. And Bush. And Clinton. Oh, and Bush. Because it SEEMS like there hasn’t ever been a busier first week. But I suspect it’s just that there’s never been a more highly publicized and criticized first week.
Maybe I really WILL do that actual research because I’m kind of dying to know now…
But anyway, I have to say that overall, I think this sums up the first week perfectly:
The facade is collapsing already. I mean, a lot of us already knew there was not a whole lot of substance to begin with, but this? Seriously? WHY are we still talking about how many people came to the freaking inauguration? WHO CARES??
I’ve honestly never seen a president so obsessed with the size of things…
There have been a few times this week where I’ve found myself crying in the shower because I just can’t take it all.
See? You really can find one to fit every situation.
Love you, Tobias!
So the inauguration happened on Friday and I did watch it. And I listened to the speech.
I mean, I was hoping for something a little…um…more upbeat? Maybe? But we get what we get with this guy. Perhaps instead of just talking about how terrible the world is, be positive and use the day to celebrate all the good things. I don’t know. Inaugural addresses are usually more inspirational and this tone just wasn’t the way I would personally have chosen to launch my one and only term as President. But that’s just me…
So then on Saturday was the Women’s March. I have a LOT of feelings about the Women’s March and I’m trying to fully flesh them out before really digging into it. I am glad that it was mostly peaceful, although I had a couple of conversations that made me feel like:
Again, though, the VAST majority of people did NOT make me feel like this.
But really? The pussy caps? You’re inadvertently distracting people from the actual, valid issues. Okay, I’m done complaining now. Save your Women’s March responses for my full post. Because I guarantee you will have thoughts.
Alternative Facts? Is she out of her damn mind? Ever since Election Night, I have been very nervous about the start of this administration. I tried to have a little bit of hope that it wouldn’t be horrible. That hope evaporated the exact moment she said, “Alternative facts.” Just…no.
Did you see the Trump interview on ABC News last night? I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, but I’ve seen clips.
Is it really that hard?