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Found this amusing and interesting. I'm probably being unfair in thinking that Trump and his administration are simply stupid, right? 
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Now this new anime which Crunchyroll shows under the title of Tanya the Evil looks to be extremely interesting. This one I've watched two episodes of, and I advise that one should watch at least those two to get an idea what's going on and if it's worth watching. Basic gist; a Japanese salaryman (in HR) is pushed in front of a train by a man he fired earlier in the day. Time stops, and he argues with an Entity he's not willing to acknowledge as God, calling it "Being X." He gets reincarnated in to a country just called "The Empire" in an alternate Europe in the early 20th Century , as a baby but with his full memories of his life. Magic works in this world, and she joins the military at a really young age as a war starts.
The tech of the world is pretty much that of WW1 except for the magic; they have magical devices and seem to not have warplanes, instead using mages for reconnaissance and combat. I found the battles to be really impressive (granted I may be easy to impress).
Let's note though that our protagonist, for all that she's a young girl, is decidedly not a nice person; she's as arrogant as she was as a salaryman but now she's basically a flying weapon of mass destruction. If you can handle a protagonist who isn't exactly a "hero" and you can find a fantasy war story with a wild premise you just might find it worthwhile even in you're not an anime person.

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I'm half-thinking (meaning I may be wrong) this basically kills the ACA next year even if nothing else is done. Barring the insurance companies being willing to gamble that enough relatively healthy people will sign up (the requirement to cover preexisting conditions is still intact) so as to keep their plans viable, they'll bail on the exchanges Which means a whole lot of people will probably lose their insurance.
I assume there is more to come, and probably that will be dictated by the Republican leadership.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed
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Wow. I'll try to remember to look up more about this (particularly how this year compares to inaugaral days other than Obama's) but this kinda seems to make a statement.
There appeared to be much more open space Friday on the National Mall for Donald Trump's inauguration compared to Barack Obama's in 2009, according to aerial photos. MSNBC on Friday showed a side-by-side comparison of the crowds:
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So, how pathetic am that I can only stomach Trump in the context of comedy? When watching/listening to the news and they had on his speech at his Nuremberg Rally...uhhh, Inauguration celebration thingy Thursday I muted it 'cause it was painful to hear. Hmm. 
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I am basically not listening to today's events at all. And avoiding going out except to put my trash to the curb.
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And yet another new anime. This one I'll probably be watching.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is from a manga written by the same person who wrote I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, a very funny short anime from a while back. The art style is very similar.
Basically, computer programmer Kobayashi got really drunk, somehow rescued or freed a dragon (note; a western dragon), and invited it to her place. When she woke up the next morning badly hungover the dragon showed up; while initially in full huge dragon form the dragon Tohru magically shifted to the form of a bouncily bosomy maid, albeit one with horns and a dragon tail. Tohru is eager to be her maid, but Kobayashi initially says that's impossible She relents as she feels guilty about hurting Tohru, and thus Kobayashi ends up with a dragon maid who is a bit of an idiot, is in love with her, and doesn't necessarily know anything about being a maid or even around people.
I found it really funny, and the characters are likeable. It's probably not suitable for the kiddies.
Oh, a dragon maid probably isn't the weirdest thing ever; there's a light novel titled My Maid is an Amorphous Blob (or a formless entity; I guess it can be translated more than one way) where the maid Tekeli is a shoggoth. No anime for that yet. 
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I'm thinking that the emphasis on Resisting Trump might have a flaw. In my view, for what it's worth, possibly the major problem of Trump as President is the problem that we'd have had with pretty much any Republican; we no longer have a Gatekeeper in the White House to help keep the GOP Congress in check. For that now, we kind of have the Supreme Court until it gets stacked with conservatives, Republicans in the House and Senate who might balk on the most extreme things the GOP tries to pass, and actually to an extent Trump's own erratic nature where maybe perhaps possibly on occasion he'll veto something.
Once Trump gets replaced, we'll have President Mike Pence. Do you really think he'll be a Gatekeeper? Mind you, he may be a bit less scary as far as the things the President can do on his own, but at base the real danger to the country is the Republican Congress if it has no brakes on its actions.
Granted of course that the Republicans now Own whatever happens, and with Trump the media is forced to depart a bit from trying to make both sides look the same.
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+Mark Sabalauskas Well, the thing is that if Trump actually were for whatever capricious reasons starts vetoing things the GOP Congress really wants, he'll be removed by impeachment or even by being declared incompetent. I threw that bit in as kind of an afterthought.
It's early for knowing just what's going to happen. My prediction, such as it is, is Trump won't last the year as the Republicans will, even if he signs everything they put before him, figure that he's a liability. 
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The opening theme for Saga of Tanya the Evil, with some translation. Kind of, aggressive lyrics; I'm guess that it was written specifically for the anime.
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I've not listened to Dr. Demento in years (probably not even in this century) but I have some fondness. And I looked at a recent playlist which was themed "Special Topic: the inauguration of Donald Trump (the music that might be included in the ceremony, our listeners' suggestions)."
The choices are, interesting.
This show is available for online listening at drdemento.com. playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show. The Dr. Demento Show #17-02 - January 14, 2017. Special Topic: the inauguration of Donald Trump (the music that might be included in the ceremony, our listeners' suggestions). The Dickhead ...
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Interesting. Most of the anime were stuff I didn't watch, partly because some weren't in genre I'm all that interested in and partly because there's just so much anime out these days. I do note that their two worst anime choices were stuff I didn't watch.
Apparently the Anime America folk and their viewers really, really like Yuri on Ice. Not one I watched or considered watching, but does appear to have some quality about it.
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+Mark Sabalauskas I shall admit that way back when or before it first came out I figured it was aimed at yaoi fangirls. From what I've seen in this and other YouTube vids a key thing is it handles the guy-guy relationship rather better than most anime aimed at that market and is praised by the LGBT community. 
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Why am I getting the feeling we're in one of those stories where somebody got replaced by an agent who was surgically altered to resemble the original, but is slipping up and revealing his true origin?
The Inaugural Parade is an American tradition of high school marching bands, national well-wishers, and some scattered military units. President-elect Donald Trump, on the other hand, reportedly wanted something a bit more Red Square, with tanks and missile launchers.
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I found this amusing and interesting.
At this point, using these quotes correctly would confuse people.
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Currently in Massachusetts, spent years in South Dakota, born but spent little time in North Carolina.

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