More Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Hi there – again – Dear Reader. Yes, I’m back. I wasn’t planning on writing a third post today, but my mind is so full of thoughts that it feels as though my head will explode if I don’t give them an outlet. Besides, I’m a writer. I studied both journalism and creative writing in high school and college, although my education was far more weighed toward the former than toward the latter.
As I write this – in offline mode, naturally – it is mid-afternoon on a nice autumn Wednesday. The current temperature is 78˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With a northeasterly breeze blowing at 4 MPH (with 8 MPH gusts) and humidity at 50%, it feels like 79˚F in the open and 76˚F in the shade. It’s cooler than normal for September 30 here; the normal high temperature for this date is 88˚F and the low is 69˚, and today the mercury dropped to 64˚F. If I were to venture a guess, we must have had a cold front pass through.
I’m still amazed at the tenacity of Donald Trump’s supporters’ blind loyalty to “their President,” especially after last night’s first Presidential debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden laid bare – yet again – Trump’s obvious support for white supremacists, especially for those self-proclaimed “defenders of Western civilization,” the Proud Boys.
Consider this: I follow Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Facebook, even though I am not a resident of the state he represents in the upper house of Congress. I think he is smart, decent, hard-working, and patriotic, and I find his social media posts more informative than ones from my Congressman, a wealthy Republican who happens to be one of the richest members of the House of Representatives.
Anyway, Sen. Murphy had this to say on a news story about last night’s debacle of a debate between Trump and Biden:
President Trump was given a chance to denounce white supremacists, and yet again he failed to do it.
Right away, a Trump supporter with a name that is so fake that I’m not going to bother disguising chimes in:
Va Ness Ah:
Actually he did. And many times before that.
Another woman who supports Trump had this to say:
Female Trump Supporter: How about asking Biden to denounce the far left violence, we have been seeing in our democrat controlled cities?
Male Trump Supporter:
Yes he did. He said sure before Chris Wallace’s question was over.
Apparently, either those people watched another debate no one else saw or they are just too mired in their world-view to admit that Trump is, indeed, a bigot.
As for My TBR List for September
As of Wednesday, September 30, 2020, I haven’t made much of a dent on my To Be Read list for the month. As of this afternoon, I still have to:
- Read half of Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
- Get past the halfway point of Rae Carson’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization
- Continue reading – or listening to – Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising
- Read at least one third of Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45
- Pass the halfway point of Richard B. Frank’s Tower of Skulls
I did finish Ian W. Toll’s Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945. That’s should count for something, right?
Anyway, that’s all I have to say for this, the last day of September 2020. Tomorrow begins a new month. May October 2020 be a bit less dreary than this past month was for so many of us. Until next time, Dear Reader, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.
 I’ll post this when the owner of the house where I live finishes her work-from-home shift some time after 5 PM Eastern.