Yesterday had to be the most I have watched cable news in a long time. It’s not because I truly desire misery. I think it’s because the events that unfolded were historically unbelievable. I am watching history. My future children are going to ask about this day, along with 9/11, start of the Iraq War, the great recession and the pandemic…Wow. I better start writing down my thoughts now before I lose my memory orbs (Inside Out reference).
What unfolded last night? Was I right about unity in Congress? We went from having Senators from Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada (probably more) noting they are going to contest the electoral college results to only a select few that contested Pennsylvania and Arizona. I will take that as a win. We got to see Lindsay Graham and Kelly Loeffler have a change in heart. By no means does this make them a hero. It did show a sense of unity in the Senate. Overall, I’m glad to see congress confirm the election results.
I have a good feeling 2020 Season 2 will have some great feel-good moments. Personally, I’m going to keep powering through my Yoga with Adriene sessions to get my body and mind right. Like Adriene says, the hardest part is showing up.
New Years Eve of 2020 gave us some hope for the new year. For some reason, we all think that once the clock strikes midnight, our hopes are refilled to 100 just like in a game. For a moment, I felt that! It’s a new year, new goals; a new chapter…And then January 6th 2021 came and slapped us all back to reality.
There is a lot of issues I have with today. There are a lot of feelings that are circulating. I am beyond mad. I am beyond frustrated. It is hard to be hopeful right now. We have the leader of the free World incite to his supporters to fight and march onto the capital. If you think this is inaccurate and say “well, that is not what he meant.” IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE MEANT. It’s about the message, tone, and position of influence. He “lead” a group (from his comfy confines of the White House) to the capital building. They managed to break through barriers and storm the federal building. I know you remember when BLM protesters gathered near the federal buildings…There was no way they were getting close to breaching it without getting shot and killed. Pro Trump protesters got in within minutes without violence from law enforcement. Believe it or not, there were officers of the law taking selfies with the violators when they were in the capital. I’m just sick.
Why are they storming the capital? Because their team lost? Shoot, if that’s the case, I want a redo on the Seahawks-Steelers Super bowl. I think the refs stole that from us…I think that’s how it works right? Yeah, not so much. I’m all for protesting for what you believe in, but do it peacefully and get your elected officials involved to make change. After all of the violence today, there is one good thing that may come from this. Pro-Trumpers won’t like it. This event may just bring the GOP (the real GOP) together with the Dems to vote to certify the election without protest. That is my hope. We will see what happens.