‘Predicting’ future events not healthy for us

The Trump presidency is over. Like a divorce waiting for the judge to sign the papers, it is the end of the road.

Now we need to make a decision. Are we going to fight about the past or focus our energy on the future?

In my opinion, Donald Trump was a terrible president. You may disagree, but at this point the fight is over.

It ended at the ballot box; the people have spoken. We will have a new president.

Heading into 2021, the nation is facing a steep uphill climb. Joe Biden has been left with a mess to clean up. First and foremost, he is tasked with battling the novel coronavirus pandemic and all the resulting economic and social issues it has created.

I believe that progress can and will be made. So much can happen when there is an actual desire to find solutions.

Additionally, we should not be alone in fighting what are global problems. Our longtime alliances must be restored. We need to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.

The dictators of the world do not represent American values. It is time for the United States to make that clear.

There were 52 unfilled U.S. ambassadorships as of April 2019. That will change. Those positions will be filled.

Once again, we will have embassies in key locations with experienced diplomats representing our national interests. After four years of political cronyism, we are getting a government whose appointees are experienced and expert in their fields.

It won’t be easy. Trump will cause as much chaos as possible in his final days and, perhaps, beyond. He’s already done more damage than we even know.

However, when someone wants to engage in a debate over whether Trump was abused or Trump really won the election, they won’t get a response from me. The divorce papers have been signed.

I want to save my energy for the future. It is time to move on.

Skye Opel

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What part of this is refutable?

“We now have irrefutable proof of a president pressuring and threatening an official of his own party to get him to rescind a state’s lawful, certified vote count and fabricate another in its place,” Bauer said in his statement.

Another perfect phone call?

Skye Opel

KRobbins I am sure you are right. My main hope right now is that as the PBs and others gather in DC, all of us commies and socialists, libtards and snowflakes just decide to wait this one out. They can't attack antifa if they are not there. That would be very deflating don't you think?


Hopefully at some point the White Supremacist trash realizes their golden idol has feet of clay. It’s worth looking for the audio of sad, little Donald’s latest “can you do us a favor tho” calls. This one is to the Georgia S of S. Listen to him beg and whine for another 11,880 votes. And then he threatens them with being arrested because he really won by a half million votes.

We’re really lucky he’s such an incompetent fascist. At least some of ones backing him on Wednesday should be feeling some shame if they were capable including our rep. I’ll be amazed, at this point, if she’s not signed on. It’s unfortunate she probably can’t be beaten in upstate NY. I’d like to see a sane Republican challenge her. I’ll make it a point to contribute heavily to the opponents of all these senators when they come up. Johnson is in 2 years and Cruz in 4. Haven’t looked at the others. Wisconsin just went for Biden and Texas certainly might be purple if not light blue in 2024.


Good letter.. all the hype this week will be ignored... Biden, like Obama from Bush, inherited a mess .. I won't miss the drama...


Great letter. Unfortunately it’s going to be a messy divorce what with the Proud Boy type losers and the dictator enablers in Congress who are hoping to inherit the Trump crown someday.

Skye Opel

What would happen if people with opposite points of view just didn't engage? It's one thing when people like the Proud Boys show up at peaceful protests in order to incite violence. When they decide to march we don't have to respond to what will become a street fight. What if they are all standing there alone wearing their made in China MAGA hats and no one is there to fight with them? It's unlikely, but a girl can dream.

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