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51 Responses to INAUGURATION DAY

  1. I wish Trump and team well, and hope he can be the rational Captain that we need him to be.


  2. I have three bottles of champagne, and I’ve been hoarding those bottles for an Election Day that warmed my heart. Damn! I’m not allowed even one drop of alcohol these days. Post-op restrictions.


    The Merry Widow has planned a celebratory day with food: chips and guacamole dip, barbecued ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and chocolate cheesecake. And we’re having bacon and waffles for breakfast, which she is fixing right now.


  3. Did any of you see that kid last night — the kid that set a fire outside the Deploraball.

    See this at Twitter.


  4. bocopro says:

    Le fraude est allee; vive au president.
    Vive la republique, et vive le Donald.


  5. Sparky says:

    I saw chocolate cheesecake listed above … [drooling] … it will go nicely with our Asti Spumante chilling in the ‘frig after the Texas size steak I’m planning! And what bocopro said! Yes sir!
    Read my post today for more. :)) GOD BLESS AMERICA!


  6. AOW: And you didn’t invite me?


  7. Angel says:

    hey Z!! things will get better indeed! Have a blessed inaugural weekend my friend! hugsss!!


  8. bocopro says:

    AOW — about the kid & the fire:

    Saw the clip of that kid who started a fire outside the DeploraBall site last night. The Fox News reporter asked him, “Why’d you start that fire?”

    The kid said, “Because I wanted to and because I’m saying , screw our president!” And he said that with arrogance and gusto borne of an innate sense of entitlement and impunity.

    Just yesterday I watched a clip at Rodge’s place which this kid epitomizes. Can’t remember the name, and the clip is a bit long, so I’ll distill it and put the link below. It’s very accurate in many ways, but not entirely universal.

    Speaking mostly about the problems with “millennials,” the speaker says essentially that they’re a generation which has been told repeatedly that they’re special and can have just about anything in life that they want, that they’re entitled to it simply because they want it.

    He gives examples of kids getting into honors classes or receiving good grades as a result of their parents being such nuisances that the teachers get tired of dealing with the hassle and simply give in.

    The kids get participation medals, sometimes even for LAST place, which dilutes and detracts from the value of ALL medals, especially to those who worked hard and actually won.

    Along with their ingrained sense of entitlement, millennials develop overinflated sense of self esteem while in school. But then when they hit the real world and discover that they’re NOT special, that they’re expected to actually contribute something meaningful, that Mom can’t bail them out any more, they get depressed and give up, looking for someplace else to place the blame.

    He also places a good deal of blame on what he describes as an addiction to positive feedback on facebook or twitter or whatever. And as I’ve said many times myself, they insist on instant gratification, instant resolution, instant information. Their relationships are based on “like” or “unlike,” their experiences are based on 22-minute sitcom episodes, and their facts are from one-liners by late-nite comedians. They never learn the tricks to finding comfort and safety by developing lasting relationships with real people face to face.

    He goes on to say that despite the media addiction and instant availability of information, young people are often more lonely than they were before the age of electronic babysitters. Makes me think of back when the telephone in our house was a growler party line, we had no TV, and I lived on the outskirts of town with no kids my own age nearby. But people managed to get along with each other just fine back then.

    His thesis is that just as with medicine or booze, a little bit is healthy but too much can be deadly. The habits and the expectation of instant feedback and regular success that they pick up on social media and in school today just don’t work AT work. Kids aren’t picking up the essential skid marks and box tops along the way, and they’re not attending the meetings and paying dues that later bring dividends.

    It’s as most of us realize through experience and common sense . . . if you don’t develop the patience and self discipline through homework or practice or sports or burger-flipping, you don’t understand that life is not like Cliff’s Notes and winning scratch-off tickets. There’s rarely true gratification in real life until you’ve earned it, and the problem is that those depraved and irresponsible millennials who brought their kid to set that fire are perpetuating it into the next generation.

    Here’s the clip of the guy analyzing the millennial problem (you need only a few grains of salt with it):


  9. Kid says:



  10. Ed,
    Come on over! 🙂


  11. Bocopro,
    Thank you for that detailed response.

    I remember when I first heard the self-esteem meme: in a teacher-parent conference in November of 1981, when the mother and I were discussing the “causes” of her fourth-grade son’s bratty behavior and consequent poor academic progress. The mother absolutely refused to accept that her son should be held to any accountability.

    That student met a sad ending some six years later. He died after futile courses of chemo for leukemia. His mother died a decade later of lymphoma.

    Back to my introduction to the self-esteem meme….

    After that conference, I heard the self-esteem meme more and more frequently in parent-teacher conferences, finally from the new administration of the school (1996 buyout of a private school). Oh, these administrators didn’t use the words “self-esteem” all that often; the new code word was “respect.” I resigned from my teaching contract in June 1997 after I learned that the administration was changing teachers’ submitted grades for report cards — raising the grades, of course.


  12. bocopro says:

    AOW —

    I did my teacher-certificate practicum with a 9th grade AP class. Then I taught several classes of dual-enrollment English in the high-schools around here. Although I was blessed with la creme de la creme, I quickly realized that my personality wasn’t suited to dealing with helicopter moms and delusional dads.

    That’s why I did the next 15 years teaching at the university, where I saw maybe two parents per year . . . IF, that is, I went to graduation ceremonies.


  13. geeez2014 says:

    CI…’s hoping.

    AOW…I’m coming over for FOOOOD!! SO sorry you can’t enjoy the champagne! Sip it and spit it out 🙂 I did see that little ‘snot’ (as Twitter says).. I’d say “unbelievable” but we have a LOT of parents abusing their children in teaching them to hate.

    Excellent and very said discussion between AOW and bocopro….it’s all true and it MUST CHANGE. It just MUST. We’ve trained a disgusting generation of two of entitlement brats….”screw the president?” What kind of parent doesn’t take that kid and kick him TO THE MOON? Or worse?

    bocopro…”Vive la republique, et vive le Donald.” Oui, Monsieur.. tres bien dit.
    WHERE we you for the long poem on my yesterday blog? We missed your input 🙂

    Kid…HAPPY TRUMP DAY…love it! I do feel some hope.

    EVERYBODY: I had CNN on for 3 minutes as the Trump family entered the White House for ‘tea and coffee’ with the Obamas….The only thing Jake Tapper could find to say about Eric Trump was “Avid SPORTSMAN”….Translated for his audience; THIS FAMILY LIKES GUNS. “Avid sportsman?!” What differences does that make in the context of what was going on?
    I am actually enjoying CNN these days…it’s SO transparently hateful and it’s such a lovely refreshment to go to FOX and see them treating the inauguration with respect and excitement.
    I’m QUITE SURE FOX never treated Obama’s inauguration in the disdainful, hateful way all the panel of CNN people have.

    Ah, well…just texted my girlfriend who’s there with Pence’s ‘right hand man’ and his wife…can’t wait to hear back what she’s experiencing. I’ll let you know if there’;s anything remarkable enough to share!!

    Hi, Angel!>>> happy weekend to you, too.


  14. geeez2014 says:

    bocopro, by the way…do they calll it ‘practicum’ here in America? That’s what they call it in Germany… ?? I’ve never heard that here..


  15. geeez2014 says:

    So I’m watching this amazing day, all the people there, some rain, millions watching, all those bigwig people on that big ‘stage’ where the swearing-in will happen, and I’m thinking “What if they have to go to the bathroom?”
    Am I nuts, or WHAT? 😉 ! HA!!


  16. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO: I watched almost half of that video, then fast forwarded…I’d been agreeing until I got the distinct impression he’s blaming corporate America for not being the fine parents those kids should have received?? WHAT?
    He’s totally right in the first half….I’m not listening to the rest now but am I right? I hope not.


  17. geeez2014 says:

    i’m just getting a tad tired of hearing the gracious FOX folks compliment the Obamas for being so wonderful and welcoming to the Trumps. I think it’s fabulous that’s happening, but what else COULD they do? They were awful to Trump during the campaign!!! What do you think?


  18. geeez2014 says:

    By the way: A guy I know’s from Ethiopia…I saw him last night and we talked about the inauguration and he said “America is lucky; in Ethiopia a new leader doesn’t come into power without GUNS”

    We need to remember that. But, come to think of it, the leftwing protesters are using metaphorical GUNS (if not real ones…who knows what could happen this weekend?) and seemingly trying to take us into a third world country status. Including the Democrats who found it important not to show up at an inauguration after having been elected to office!!! Typical.


  19. Baysider says:

    If I weren’t sitting in a jury room I’d be making my husband a special celebration breakfast of biscuits and scrambled eggs with lox and ham,


  20. bocopro says:

    Where was I yesterday? Lotta distractions. Mostly Milady’s trips to the retina specialist for her macular degeneration and a few other things.

    Started readin it (the poem) three times and got interrupted. Finally gave up and just gave in to my instructions for the day.

    From what I noticed, whoever authored it has a fine sense of cadence, meter, rhyme, narrative, closure, and a final nod to the “So-What?” test. One of those who make reading easy work because of all the hard work put into the writing.

    IOW, Bravo Zulu, and EXCELSIOR!


  21. Imp says:

    God Bless America…God Bless all of us. God Bless The New President Donald Trump.


  22. Imp says:

    I did a bunch of screenshots if anyone wants them? Plus the audio of the swearing in.


  23. Mal says:

    Everyone is hyped about what we hope will ensue beginning Monday. He is extremely energetic and is going to need every ounce of his being to try and accomplish all he has promised. I just hope the left quits being obstructive and will try to aid in his efforts to do as promised…..


  24. geeez2014 says:

    Imp says:
    January 20, 2017 at 9:24 am (Edit)
    God Bless America…God Bless all of us. God Bless The New President Donald Trump.

    amen AND AMEN, Imp!

    Baysider…I hope it’s a local courthouse in this RAIN and not downtown!? GOod luck.
    Mr. Z and my special breakfast, since Paris, is prosciutto crisped in a frying pan with fried eggs broken on to the prosciutto…mmmm!! I Love all the good stuff you’re all mentioning as breakfasts for a BIG CELEBRATION LIKE TODAY!!

    Bocopro;;; I know my readers share the sentiment that “At least you’re OKAY!” I was truly worried about you, my friend!!

    So, I turned to CNN and the first thing they say is “This was one of the most RADICAL speeches in history!” And I thought “putting us first is RADICAL!?”

    When did it stop being okay to put America first and why does that make us nationalist to the negative? Ridiculous!

    HE MENTIONED ISLAMIC RADICALISM!! He actuallY SAID the words…as president, finally! Hurrah!

    “Protected by God”….Hallelujah!

    What the HECK is wrong with AMERICA FIRST? Even Krauthammer’s critical about that…why?

    CNN’s John King says “my, the speech made it sound like things were bad NOW (Z; sticking up for Obama again, of course!)….when immigration is down and unemployment is down… ” WHAT?

    “A new national pride!” Our blood is the same color…patriotism will bring unity!~” Uh…YA! I think so, too! STOP TEACHING OUR KIDS TO HATE THIS COUNTRY! How can we have a patriotic citizenry when we have kids so turned against the country?

    Juan Williams mentioned how the crowd wasn’t quite as big as Obama’s, never mentioning that that was mostly BLACK AMERICANS, of course! And NEVER MENTIONED IT’s RAINING! 🙂
    Pretty darned big crowd for a rainy day, hu8h?

    Your observations?


  25. geeez2014 says:


    Obama’s getting ready to board the plane…BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


  26. Kid says:

    Who’s this obama you mention?

    The speech was FANTASTIC. Give the country back to the People. Oh yes. Fix ALL the problems.

    I’m glad Donald Trump got the job instead of me.


  27. geeez2014 says:

    Kid…You think the speech went overboard in what he CAN do? I think they all do that..promise their agenda….

    It’s being called “HITLERIAN” by some channels, apparently…..

    As Martha MacCallum echoed my comment above “Since when is putting America first Hitlerian or negative at all!?”

    The left WILL NOT STOP. I’m hoping Trump can IGNORE and GO FORWARD. I think Pence will help him in that endeavor……


  28. Kid says:

    Z, We’ll see.. He called out the entire government for what they’ve become – Not for the people and Not for America.

    He didn’t mention a timeline, so it can be an 8+ year endevour. These things are ging to take some time, especially for America’s infrastructure. Wiping islam terror for the face of the Earth is going to be one mighty task.


  29. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, but I know you’ve been a bigger fan than I, and the comment sounded more negative…every president promises big things fast….He definitely called the gov’t for what it’s become.

    I don’t think he’ll even REPLACE Obama care as quickly as he thinks he can. I hope I’m wrong….and ya…wiping out Islamic terror’s going to be tough but nobody’s even VOICED the opinion they need to ALL GO, and that’s refreshing, right!? At least he even used the term 🙂


  30. geeez2014 says:

    Some guest on FOX just said he can’t imagine Trump can do all of this stuff…he doubts it.
    And he is a Trump fan. We’ll see!!!


  31. Kid says:

    Z, Negative? You mean the 8+ year part? We can assume he’s talking about his term in office 4-8 years for some of it.

    I like that he called out all the problems and made a vow to fix them. They are fixable if government cooperates. We need legislature changes not exec orders. Maybe some constitutional amendments wouldn’t hurt either.

    If he gets things better, especially for democrat supporters, it’s going to be hard for the left to keep hammering him.


  32. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I read your original comment again and it had struck me as ‘disbelieving’ but not so much when I read it now…
    Yes, fixable if gov’t cooperates..but………!!! Yes, if things go better for everyone, maybe even the left’ll stop hammering. I doubt it….


  33. bocopro says:

    Consider the amazing foresight of Shelley, who published this eerie prophecy almost exactly 200 years ago describing what very well might be DB’s “legacy” one year from now (it was first published in January 1818). Its title is “Ozymandias,” and I particularly like the 11th and 12th lines.

    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

    “sneer of cold command” . . . “nothing beside remains” . . . “decay of that colossal wreck”



  34. FB says:

    Feels pretty good. First time an election went my way in this country. Feels pretty good to be able to celebrate.


  35. Baysider says:

    Amid all the hoopla of the inauguration did anyone notice the Clintons shut down their foundation?


  36. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider..yes about four days or so ago? Not terribly much coverage by the mainstream media, or anybody else, for that matter….

    FB: I am SO glad about that….it DOES feel good, doesn’t it! Happy you’re smiling! Say hi to Mrs. FB!!

    Bocopro…I hope you don’t mean “DT” and not “DB?”


  37. bocopro says:

    DB = Dingle Barry

    And Baysider: I’ll letcha git away with it t’day, but after this I’d really like never to hear the names Clinton, Kerry, Holder, Lynch, Reid, Moochelle, and Obama agin.

    ‘Twas a magical day when we were rid of the entire pack of ’em in swell foop, weren’t it. Oughta hold a nash’null sellybration next year on that date. Maybe call it “Fall White House Cleanin,” or sumthin.


  38. Kid says:

    Bayside I did. Proof positive that the clinton foundation was merely a vehicle to collect bribe money from foreign governments and morons who thought they were donating to events like Haiti carnage. Now with no chance of any clinton power, no reason for bribes.

    I wonder if they had to give some back if they lost the election.


  39. Kid says:

    Bocopro, who Are those people you mention?


  40. geeez2014 says:


    A DEMAND?? what?? They can’t give him a break for NUTHIN’!!! A DEMAND??
    Oh, that’s where the leftwingers are getting their “His speech was like Hitler” today….Trump is DEMANDING LOYALTY! The only thing is, he never did.


  41. Kid says:

    Z, you’re expecting 3 year old brats with hot red buns to suddenly grow up?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this, but I’m thinking if this administration makes things a lot better for the middle class and especially the lower economic classes, they’ll be looking at CNN like they’re aliens and reject them back to the stone age.

    Hey wolfey, My life is better (CNN will not recognize that if/when it happens) so why don’t you and your Trump hates bug out.


  42. Fireworks in my driveway tonight!


  43. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I SURE hope that happens.

    Ed….good job!! Brother, the ones from last night at the Lincoln Memorial were INCREDIBLE!!


  44. Yes they were. I’m only now watching the recording of the inauguration after coming home from work.
    Schumer was a jerk. Rightly booed.


  45. Kid says:

    The left is going to find their base only consists of militant blacks and 3 year old brats that look like adults when they’re quiet.


  46. bunkerville says:

    They look fabulous tonite…. dancing the night away….. FINIS with the old!


  47. geeez2014 says:

    Ed..SCHUMER WAS BOOOOEEED??? I didn’t hear sure?!! HAAA!!

    Kid, that IS the left, you’re right!
    Bunkerville…don’t they look fabulous.
    I think Ivanka is so pretty and her gown is GORGEOUS!


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  49. cube says:

    I’ve been sick, but count in my Hallejujah!


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