I watched most of the coverage of yesterday’s inauguration. I think a lot of us who were sick to our stomachs about everything that happened in the last four years needed some catharsis. I won’t rehash much of it here today but I did want to highlight Amanda Gorman’s amazing moment when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb”:
And if you want to know a little more about her, here are 10 quick tidbits.
Now, onto the business of putting actual adults in charge of the country.
Biden has already reversed several of Trump’s Executive Orders including the ones where Trump took us out of the Paris Accords, WHO, putting a stop to the silly border wall, and the xenophobic travel ban.
Biden will also be reversing the ban on trans people serving in the military:
President Biden will reverse the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military “in the coming days and weeks,” White House press sec. Jen Psaki says. https://t.co/1iKyTqk0z7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 20, 2021
The new administration certainly has a lot of pieces to put back together:
900,000 filed for jobless claims last week, a historically high level as Biden inherits worst job market of any modern president https://t.co/CiuNcj6SWX
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 21, 2021
Our daily update is published. States reported 1.8M tests, 186k cases, 122,700 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and a record 4,409 deaths. pic.twitter.com/5WYUdLQoFw
— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) January 21, 2021
So remember when Trump and his merry band of liars would parade big binders around and claim that this was the plan, and SOME of us would just assume that they were nothing short of props with nothing in them but empty paper? Well:
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 21, 2021
Again, such a simple gesture, but imagine the impact that seeing the President of the United States wearing a mask *even in his office* could have had on our death toll for the last year. pic.twitter.com/jqdj5mHJa4
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) January 20, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci is returning to the White House briefing room. He’ll join @PressSec at 4:00 p.m. today, she says.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 21, 2021
The sad people who followed the QAnon idiocy had a very bad day yesterday when they found out that, no, Donald Trump had not been working with them to uncover a satanic pedophile cannibalistic deep state cabal run by the Clintons and the Obamas in underground pizza caves:
But as noon arrived, and a grinning Biden placed his hand on a Bible to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, reality came crashing down.
“I can’t stop crying. Fuck. Why?” one person pleaded. “It’s over,” another conceded. Some wondered how they could possibly mend their broken relationships with the loved ones they’d pushed away over their obsessions with Q.
Like a flipped switch, the attitude inside online QAnon communities shifted from glee to shock and misery: “NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED!!!”; “So now we have proof Q was total bullshit”; “I feel sick, disgusted and disappointed”; “Have we been duped???”; “You played us all”; “HOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?”
People who believe baseless conspiracy theories often stay down the rabbit hole because they feel it’s embarrassing to admit that they’ve been misled.
Hopefully tomorrow they will at least open their mind to possibility that they’re mistaken, as this woman from Tik Tok does. pic.twitter.com/eibmNeB1sN
— Travis View (@travis_view) January 20, 2021
Joe Exotic has jumped from the Trump train:
I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a Pardon from Trump. I only mattered to Don Jr. when he needed to make a comment about me to boost his social media post. Boy were we all stupid to believe he actually stood for Equal Justice? His corrupt friends all come first. pic.twitter.com/ysGfwnqlHi
— Joe Exotic (@joe_exotic) January 20, 2021
Netflix is adding a shuffle play button soon. Honestly, I love this idea even though I probably won’t ever use it considering how deep my list is already. But every streaming service should have it for those days you just want to give a chance to randomness.