Last night just before I went to bed, I checked FB and found out about the banning of many respected news outlets from the White House press briefing. Needless to say, it blew my mind.
This is one of the scariest things he’s done yet. It’s what all dictators do first, disallow free press. Suppress freedom of speech. There’s a reason that it is our FIRST amendment.
What I thought though finally, in the middle of the night, is, he won’t get away with this in this country. Already a couple of news outlets that had been allowed refused to go because of his actions. The Washington Post just declined to send anyone.
The news actually has the bully pulpit here. They deliver to us what we need to know, and we can wade through it and decide for ourselves what is truthful. tRump already has a HUGE crediblity problem in this country. If the press works together, as it seems they will, they can outdo the orange one. I know they are competitive and all that, but I think a free press outweighs any desire to be on top, at least for most journalists.
I think it’s hysterical that Cheetoman is not going to the White House Correspondents Dinner. What a lily-livered chicken he is. I am hoping and praying that they allow Alec Baldwin to stand in for him. I would stay up to watch that! I’m not surprised that tRump won’t go though. Not at all. He’s thinned skinned, he has no sense of humor. I think the press will have a ball with him at this dinner, in his absence.
But, I think he will respond, by doing something else that is just unthinkable, or was until his election, in this country, just to prove he’s the top dog. So watch out….be prepared.
In other news, I have developed an allergy to something down here in the last two weeks. I’ve never had them before, but I am taking allergy meds every day now to stop the sneezing and itchng. I have no idea what I’m allergic to. Oh well, I could have worse problems.
My friends are due here at 2, to read through a play one of them wrote. That should be fun. The friend who wrote it thinks she will get me over my stage fright to read it at open mic night. Never say never, but that seems a real long shot at the moment, lol, though who knows it might be fun. I’ll see how today goes.
I got a text from L when he got to Ohio yesterday, letting me know he got there safe and sound, which was nice especially since he was just being considerate. I had not asked him to do that, he just did it. I know I need to stop being so hypervigilant with him. It’s a habit I’ve had to keep for so many years, but for the first time, I can see it coming and remind myself that L is not like the others.
That’s it for now. Love and light, everyone.