Monday, October 31, 2016

Political GOP Tricks and No Treats: Halloween Arrives; T-Minus 8 Days to Trumpocalypse

Pumpkins on the steps / stoop of the Edes House, 2929 N Street NW, Washington, D.C., 4:59PM October 30, 2016.

This house has an interesting history. Today, it's just owned by some random billionaire.


I'm just posting this entry in order to replace the previous one as the lead and have a lead image that is topical to the day, which is, after all, Halloween.

Late afternoon sky above the houses at Swann Street and New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 4:31PM October 30, 2016.


I'm so flippin' annoyed with everything. Just 8 days more days until the goddamn election and whatever happens, happens. As much as I want the Madame to defeat the Madman, there would be something liberating about a Trump victory -- freed up from the grinding multi-year political trench warfare that will certainly characterize a Hillary Clinton administration, nothing to care about any longer, no stake in the outcome of anything, and just, in general, free to watch -- experience -- the exhilarating, horrifying runaway bobsled to hell that would be America under Donald Trump and wall-to-wall radical rightwing Republican rule.

The little house at the oblique-angled intersection of 27th and Poplar Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 4:53PM October30, 2016.

This is Georgetown.


I actually had a pleasant enough Sunday, although I didn't leave the apartment until damn near 4PM. I went to Clyde's in Georgetown, where I had a nice dinner at the bar and chatted with a lady named Sheila about the election (we were totally on the same page). (I also had a series of text messages with Chris in Atlanta. Alas, with the trip to Florida off, I won't be seeing him at Thanksgiving).

Halloween decorations in the rectory yard of the Church of the Holy City -- National Swedenborgian Church, Washington, D.C., 10:36PM October 30, 2016.

Yes, I've featured pictures of this rectory yard's decorations in previous entries. And, yes, all are welcome there, which means nobody attends.


Thereafter, I walked to Trade, where I had a couple good conversations, then to Stoney's, where Howie was working and I had another nice conversation with a young lady, before a final stop in at No. 9.

Yes, that's a lot of frickin' drinking and spending money. I got home by ten of 11PM and went to bed.

Yours truly in the elevator last night, somewhere in Washington, D.C., 10:48PM October 30, 2016.


Tonight is a gym night. I intend to post an entry thereafter but I am behind on two work tasks and there is a chance I might have to work at home until the wee hours to finish the second one (I should get the first one done today), in which case a new entry will be delayed.

Not that anyone would notice.


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