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Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth January 20, 2017 at 8:00 am 15 Comments

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

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  • Otis Gal

    Rant: DJT
    Rave: A rainy inauguration

  • UDPie

    Rant: Inauguration.
    Rant: Spent late last night putting out a fire in my kitchen with a fire extinguisher. Kinda matched my mood as the Obamas leave the White House.
    Rave: Old friends and new friends lined up to hang and march today and through the weekend because love trumps hate.

  • anon

    Rant: An orange, bullying, name calling, morally bankrupt, tiny-handed, misogynistic, racist, Chet from Weird Science, game show host is taking over as leader of the free world.
    Revel: Our country’s gotten through worse.

    • J used to be in DC

      People keep saying this. We’ve been through worse. Yes, the civil war. But technology and communication have changed. Knowing full well the man that will be at the helm is goading China – a nuclear power – every chance he gets, with unbridled power colluding with a foreign power. We’ve never experienced that. Are the republicans willing to look the other way for their own power, or will they say no to Putin?

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Rave: This weather is PERFECT for DJT’s inauguration! I’m just hoping for a couple well-placed bolts of lighting as well!
    Rant: I am still absolutely flabbergasted that this is happening.
    Question: Saturday’s March – do I have to register? How /when/where do I show up? I was avoiding the media which included all this information and don’t know where to start. Is there a Popville contingent going?

  • That One Guy

    It’s a silly thought on my part but it would be interesting to see what the Trump reaction would be to see people turning their backs on him in silent protest as he passes in motorcades or is out in public.

    • J used to be in DC

      you think he’ll be looking out the window? the glow of his ‘droid is much more attractive

  • wdc

    I need a railing. Can you recommend someone? I called the highest-rated iron guy on Yelp, but he stood me up.

    • textdoc

      Try Federal City Ironworks.

  • Rant: what everyone else has said
    Revel: work-from-home day
    Revel: finished my grades, now the rest of the weekend is mine!

  • J used to be in DC

    Rant: I weep for my country. Knowingly allowing a man who collaborated with a foreign government to influence the outcome of an election. Who will knowingly steer policy in the best interest of a foreign government and not in the interest of the American people. I think about all the young men and women including my husband who have served in the last 15 years of war, in wars they might not agree with. But the oath was to protect and defend the Constitution. Many didn’t return. And to knowingly put a man who colludes with a foreign dictator is the antithesis of that. It makes my stomach churn. I think about my own grandparents who fled the oppression and antisemitism of Russia, as we elect a man who encourages and emboldens the American white supremacy movement.
    Rant: I really can’t think of anything else. I hope to look at Hillary Clinton’s face and find some sort of strength in it, and realize that if she can be this strong, I have no excuse.
    Rave: Obama staying in DC. That’s totally going to stick in DJT’s craw.
    Hope: Those of you protesting in DC tomorrow, be safe and smart.

  • NO!!! I was looking forward to Science Friday at 2:00 – because I can’t stand any more Trump. This is the death blow.

    • hahaha – I hate Science Friday but I hear ya :)

      • NO! Say it ain’t so! How can you hate Science Friday???? Seriously – this is worse than the inauguration of the Cheeto.


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