Yesterday protesters in DC were arrested after breaking store windows and at least one car was set on fire.
Here in Nashville, protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain, and with the help of some duct tape, prevented anyone from entering or exiting the capitol. I happened to be walking around during my lunch break and saw the protest before the arrests. There were also approximately 500 people who gathered in a local park for a silent protest.
Today is the Women’s March on Washington with solidarity marches occurring around the country and around the world. Fellow blogger Bumpy Road to Bubba posted on Instagram that in Sydney some asshole sky-wrote TRUMP overhead. Probably was done by some white dude with little hands.
Yesterday our new president signed an executive order ordering federal agencies to minimize the “economic and regulatory burdens” of the Affordable Care Act. Some say it means nothing. Others say it’s the beginning of the end. All I know is I have friends who rely on the Affordable Healthcare Act to be able to live. Yes, if they had no healthcare, they might not be alive today. That may mean nothing to you. But it may one day. Check out Marilyn Armstrong’s blog post on the subject.
In his speech he described the country in terrible shape, but he’s gonna make things better. I think instead it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
It’s not going to be an easy go for us for at least the next couple of years. Some on social media are whining because we won’t be quiet. Whatever.
Our children are in the streets this weekend. They are our future. As they go, so goes the country.