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I feel bad about the three sentence prompts that are as yet unfilled

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I imagine the comments themselves are sad and forlorn, so I thought I'd just make a small list in case anybody else wants to handle these and shove it under a cut.

(This is why I should never engage with anything ever. I always get too invested in making a list in the end, and also in being fair. I used to buy brownies even though I prefer blondies because I didn't want the brownies to feel sad that I didn't like them.)

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So one of the last things Trump did was pardon a whole shitton of scumbags.

But not himself, because you can't do that.

Anyway, putting his self-serving pardons aside, I have a serious question about how pardons work. Theoretically, could an incoming president say "Look, we all know that the War on Drugs is both racist and bullshit, and also racist bullshit" and then grant a blanket pardon to everybody convicted of possession? Or would this president have to issue all the pardons individually? This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3122947.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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Speaking of videos, YouTube recommended me

the Bridgerton Soundtrack.

Somebody, somewhere, made the inspired decision to have the background music be covers of pop music by string quartets, and the results are generally amazing. Even if you don't intend to watch the series, you should listen to the music.

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My thoughts on the inauguration, which I watched the Amazon Prime livestream of:

1. I was not expecting Lady Gaga for the anthem.

2. See above.

3. The choice to round out Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez with Garth Brooks was solid, image-wise.

4. I'm not sure if I'm more disappointed or relieved that they did not literally have to drag him out kicking and screaming.

5. His absence was duly noted and remarked upon, but it's probably just as well - nobody wanted him there, not even Pence, who did show and acted like a grown-up.

6. I am there for Biden's inaugural address.

7. Our young poet laureate, whom I've never heard of, is quite a speaker!

Sometime in the middle of this our medical office got new vaccines. In the five seconds between me hearing that and me logging on, it was impossible to log on at all due to high demand. All those shots are taken now, but it's still impossible to log on. This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3122761.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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A poem I picked up on somebody else's journal earlier

and now I don't remember whose.

When I Say I Forgive You, Know This

I did not bury the hatchet.
I have the hatchet in my hands.
I am building myself a new house.


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