It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day

January 19

We are now more than halfway through meteorological winter. And it’s inauguration time! Let the sunshine once again grace our country . . .

[Our association evergreen appears ripe for a major birthing in the spring . . . ]

[Now that’s a pine cone explosion . . . ]

[Guinevere and Galahad, a/k/a, The Tasmanian Devils, resting up for the big inauguration day to follow . . . ]

[These are also posted for all the members of their fan club . . . ]

[Laddie gave his sister a bath so she looks good on the big day . . . ]

I don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system. ~ Bill Clinton on the White House

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. ~ Mark Twain

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it. ~ LBJ

Grow up, Donald. Grow up. Time to be an adult — you’re president. ~ Joe Biden

It’s crazy that people like Donald Trump… he shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us. ~ Robert De Niro

We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. ~ Donald Trump

If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. ~ Jennifer Lawrence

It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. ~ Louis C.K.

I apologize when I’m wrong. ~ Donald Trump

The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove it. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. ~ FDR

Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening. ~ Bill Clinton

You know nothing for sure…except the fact that you know nothing for sure. ~ JFK

My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers. ~ Jimmy Carter

I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. ~ Ronald Reagan

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. ~ JFK

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~ Abraham Lincoln

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency — even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting. ~ Ronald Reagan

Once you leave the womb, conservatives don’t care about you until you reach military age. Then you’re just what they’re looking for. ~ George Carlin

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ JFK

I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business. ~ Richard M. Nixon

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? ~ Ronald Reagan

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns

[Lighting the candles (I prefer the Super not use matches.) . . . .]

January 20 – Inauguration Day

My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose. ~ Donald Trump

[The Devils were up early to watch the incumbent’s exodus from the White House . . . ]

[Quinie and Laddie moved in for a close-up view of the departure . . . ]

Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instinct can be perceived. ~ Bertrand Russell

Economic policies command bipartisan support only when they’re incoherent. ~ Steven E. Landsburg

Capitalism has defeated communism. It is now well on its way to defeating democracy. ~ David Korten

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. ~ Chinese proverb

[Contrary to some fake news reports, we did not teach the kitties to bat helicopters out of the sky . . . ]

He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator. ~ Stephen Hawking

[Certain family members on a visit to the White House during the Garfield administration . . . ]

[The Super has changed out her Merry Christmas flag for this one . . . ]

All we are saying, is give peace a chance . . .

[Of course Lady Gaga hit a grand slam with the National Anthem (my TV photo) . . . ]

[Reported by fake news to be the smallest inauguration crowd ever . . . ]

[And, of course, we’re always Goo-Goo for Gaga!]

Trump bad man. Real bad man. ~ Stephen Hawking

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.   ~ Mark Twain

[I was otherwise engaged when Vice President Harris took the oath. Accordingly, these photos of her were pilfered from the internet . . . ]

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. ~  Nikita Khrushchev

If his IQ slips any lower, we’ll have to water him twice a day. ~ Molly Ivins

I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team. ~ Art Buchwald

[Ladies and gentleman, the President of the United States – Joe Biden . . . ]

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice. ~ Dave Barry

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. ~ Charles de Gaulle

[At long last, a fog has lifted from the land . . . ]

[Things go better with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige . . . ]


Yup, it’s good . . .

[With political events fading, it was time to get back to crow watching . . . ]

[Serious crow watching!]

[The Super feeds the crows, the crows entertain the Devils . . . ]

Ooops, one escaped to the roof, Dad?

[Capping it all off with the Super’s Keto stuffed bell peppers . . . ]

Mmmmmmm, tasty!

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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