The election 

Well as anyone who knows me has probably been able to tell, I have not supported and do not support the president-elect. Therefore my expectations aren’t very high for our culture during the next four to eight years. We will probably be in another ‘intervention’ sometime in the next two years. The folks on the right are going to continue to fight against marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. They’ll continue to staunchly support closed borders and the exclusion of certain groups. They’ll be cheering on as we send our young men and women to kill other young men and women in other countries. This is not anything new. And it predates the president-elect’s time in politics. So we’ll have to see after January 20th what parts of the president-elect’s campaign speeches he is actually able to implement and what things can be restrained.

I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to keep working and looking after my parents and living my life. I’m going to keep following my path. If anyone has a problem with that, well we’ve seen from the president-elect’s rallies that they are certainly not shy about showing it. And if any of that somehow becomes illegal, I’ll deal with that at that time.

So it begins

Fighter jets from the French Air Force are enforcing a no-fly zone over parts of Libya. Two things I find disingenuous: 1) in 1985 when US fighters were requesting a flyover of French airspace to bomb Libya the French government, then under François Mitterrand refused them. 2) France opposed the war in Iraq which began in 2003. When Republicans are running things, they oppose it. Now that we’re doing one of these “nation builder” wars that the Democrats love to get behind, France is right in the middle of it all.