21/01/2021 · 4:05 pm
This was first posted on Facebook on 21st January 2021, with support from my Ko-Fi network.
In conversation with a friend on the phone the other night, I noted that even though 70 million Americans voted for Trump, this doesn’t mean he has 70 million supporters. (It’s still a dreadful number, but, even so.)
Donald Trump left the White House just after dawn yesterday for a big military send-off as he and Melanie boarded the plane for Florida (Palm Beach is likely to issue an eviction notice next month reminding the former President no one is allowed to live at his golf club – guests can stay there for a maximum of 21 days a year).
Thus the US tradition of the previous President attending the new President’s inauguration ceremony was broken. The only two Republican representatives of previous administrations to attend were Mike Pence and George W. Bush. (Barack & Michelle Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, all attended Trump’s tiny inauguration in 2016). This is the first time since 1869 a US President has refused to attend his successor’s inauguration: Andrew Johnson, who opposed giving civil rights to former slaves, stayed in the White House during Ulysses S. Grant’s inauguration ceremony (Grant was the Commanding General of the US Army 1864–1869).
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Filed under American, Human Rights, LGBT Equality, Racism, Religion, Women
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28/09/2020 · 5:52 pm
Things the following group of people have decided are A-OK and do not in any way merit criticism and are, in fact, “honourable and compassionate” behaviour:
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Filed under Education, Human Rights, J. K. Rowling, LGBT Equality
Tagged as Abigail Shrier, Alexander Armstrong, Amanda Craig, Amanda Smyth, Aminatta Forna, Andrew Davies, Ann McManus, Arthur Matthews, Ben Miller, Birdy Rose, Charlotte Delaney, conversion therapy, Craig Brown, Debbie Hayton, Dr Mez Packer, Eileen Gallagher, Frances Barber, Frances Welch, Francis Wheen, Gillian Philip, Grace Carley, Graham Linehan, Griff Rhys Jones, Ian McEwan, J. K. Rowling, James Dreyfus, Jane Harris, Jane Thynne, Jess de Wahls, Jimmy Mulville, Joan Smith, Jonny Best, Justin Hill, Kath Gotts, Kerry Kennedy, Lionel Shriver, Lisa Marchiano, Lizzie Roper, Magi Gibson, Malcolm Clark, Manick Govinda, Maureen Chadwick, Nehanda Ferguson, Nick Cohen, Nina Paley, Philip Hensher, Rachel Rooney, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Russell Celyn Jones, Sam Leith, Shirley Wishart, Simon Edge, Simon Fanshawe, Stella O’Malley, Susan Hill, Tatsuya Ishida, Tom Stoppard, Tony Robinson, trans, transition, Trezza Azzopardi, Victoria Whitworth, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Zuby