I can't find anything to celebrate today, August 26, 2017, nearly 100 years after women gained the right to vote in the United States of America.
I can only mourn:
- Hillary Rodham Clinton should be our president.
- dt should have gone back to his golf and crooked real estate deals funded by his Russian buddies.
- Heather Heyer should be alive.
- ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio should be in jail in Arizona.
- Muslim refugees should be here, hosted by the churches and NGOs reaching out to them.
- Mexican and Central American immigrants fleeing gun violence and poverty should be respected for their contributions.
- The Dar al-Farook mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, should still be standing as a house of worship.
- US participation in the Paris Accords to fight global warming should be making progress.
And more. But no, we have to endure horror after horror since the pseudo-election of dt to the presidency.
Hillary would have been a competent, experienced president from Day One. dt still doesn't have the sense or interest or compassion to be president at Day 218.
Every president since Nixon has honored Women's Equality Day, but dt, the man who proclaimed "No one respects women more than I do," didn't get around to it until Friday afternoon. Guess he was too busy firing Seb Gorka, pardoning Arpaio, and worrying about the people in Texas facing Hurricane Harvey.
While every president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama has proclaimed Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day, the law does not require the president do so. This differentiates the day from official federal holidays, which are designated by Congress.
There's a She Persisted March in downtown Los Angeles today at noon to mark this day and keep up our fighting spirit, but I don't have the heart to go.
It feels pointless.