It’s July 4th, 2019 and it’s feeling a little fascist out there.

I’ve not blogged anything in awhile in part because my creative juices have dried up and in part because every day there’s so many new outrages to come out of the Trump administration that it’s hard to keep up without being overwhelmed. Children in concentration camps, his unqualified kids sticking their noises in at the G20 summit, and now his big Russian styled military parade for the 4th of July.

This is why the title doesn’t wish you a Happy 4th. There’s nothing to be happy about this year. It’s all starting to feel way too much like the dictatorships Trump loves to buddy up to. More worrying to me, however, is how Trump has shown the willingness of Republicans to tolerate a wanna-be Stalin so long as he’s a Republican giving them want they want. Trump has already done so many things that they would’ve tried to impeach Obama for if he had done them that it really does put to bed any credibility they might have had. There was one Republican who stood up and called for impeachment, but he’s announced that he’s leaving the party so they don’t even have him to point to anymore.

So, have a safe July 4th. That’s the best I can do this year.

Happy July 4th, 2009.

Not much going on here this weekend. Anne has been working doubles the past couple of days and tonight will be more of the same, which means I’m flying solo this weekend. As such I have no big plans and will probably spend most of it lazing about the house like a big lazy thing. Michigan’s laws regarding fireworks means the only things we have to play with are all wussy ass sparklers and shit so I won’t be bothering to set any fireworks off either. Still it’s a nice three day weekend for me so I can’t complain too much.

What are you folks doing for the 4th?