Sunday Reads: Give my regards to Broadway…Posted: November 20, 2016
If I told y’all I just had to drag myself out of bed to write this post at 4:20pm…would you believe me?
And it isn’t like I was taking some “artistic” license with that statement.
I fucking don’t know what is going to happen if this keeps up. I will likely stay in bed, my own personal “safety zone”, until the Terror of Trump is over.
Yesterday was the first day since the election, that I ventured out into the world. My world being the town of Banjoville, heartland of Trump Central. It was so cold, not just the wind…but the attitude of the folks around me. “Make America Great Again” hats were worn with a “Caucasian Pride” that would be better suited at a cross burning. And the men who wore these hats had their swinging dicks out, partying their patriarchy around in front of their women (mothers-in-law, wives, and daughters). It was disturbing to see.
Not that the woman were disagreeable to this dick wagging…I’m almost certain the wife and mother-in-law voted Trump. As for the young teen daughter, she was on her iPhone the entire time and only made human contact with another teen when she happened to look up a moment to adjust her hair away from the phone.
I afraid that I have lost faith. (Not a religious sort of faith, but in the sense that Women’s Rights and the things that I believe in are my belief…my religion if you will.) Yes, I feel like I am losing my religion. And it is being taken away from me…not slowly like before, where there was a chance that fighting and standing up had some form of action. That action would stop the bleeding. Now there is no hope whatsoever. I see the things I care about. The people I care about. The government. The Constitution. The Rights that we hold self evident. All…being steamrolled.
I’ve tried to get out of bed, but I can’t…
Here are some links.
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause. “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
Following this excellent example of free speech…
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he was not offended by the message that the Broadway cast of “Hamilton” directed at him after Friday night’s performance and that he “really enjoyed the show.”
Speaking to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Pence acknowledged that he was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers when he arrived at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City with his daughter and her cousins.
“I nudged my kids and reminded them that’s what freedom sounds like,” Pence said.
Pence reportedly was leaving the auditorium before Dixon finished speaking, but told Wallace that he heard the full message.
“I did hear what was said from the stage, and I can tell you, I wasn’t offended by what was said,” Pence said. “I’ll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.”
He added that he wanted to address the cast’s message.
“I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election. I know this is a very anxious time for some people,” Pence said. “And I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart. He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America.”
Pence’s comments — in their tone and substance — were sharply different from those of Donald Trump on the incident.
The “Hamilton” cast’s unusual address quickly went viral and Twitter exploded late Friday night with responses that cleaved into two camps: Those who cheered the cast for voicing their concerns so directly and those who found the exchange “rude.”
In the latter was Trump, who said that the cast members had “harassed” Pence with “cameras blazing” and demanded they apologize.
Well, prior to Pense’s response to this…Twitter came up with a way to deal with it…
Mike Pence attended a Broadway performance of Hamilton on Friday, and was booed by the audience. After the show, a cast member spoke to Pence directly and delivered an impassioned plea.
The show’s pro-immigrant and pro-diversity themes may seem an odd choice of entertainment for the conservative politician, so people on Twitter are making up their own Pence-inspired musicals using the hashtag #NameAPenceMusical.
Take a look at some of these…
Considering what has been going on lately since the election…those Pence musicals are funny, but damn are they sad. Because they are true.
This is an open thread. Post your thoughts and links to horrors below.