Just idle rambling about my quixotic writing of lyrics.
As I have said before, I have been inspired to write a novel because of the movie Lady Bird. A lot of different things are coming together to create the plot. I am drawing heavily upon my own life in various ways and it will be interesting to see how far along I get with this, yet another effort to write a novel. But I enjoy the process of writing and I’m looking for a big creative project so this is it.
— Shelton Bumgarner 🔗 (@bumgarls) November 27, 2017
I saw the movie “Lady Bird” last night and it has inspired me to tell my own story. It will be interesting to see what happens. I need to just let the story flow and not overthink it.
Lady Bird has inspired me https://t.co/QdZManUevp
— Shelton Bumgarner 🔗 (@bumgarls) November 25, 2017
This is what it is. If Donald Trump can have #MAGA, The Resistance can have #TBA. Yeah, it sounds like “To Be Announced,” but nothing’s perfect. This is probably fade like all my ideas and I’ll go back to struggling with a novel.
— Shelton Bumgarner 🔗 (@bumgarls) November 17, 2017
Then President Bill Clinton’s impeachment was the first major political event of my adult life. I felt so strongly about it all, that I wore perhaps wisely, a black armband to work to signify my opposition to it. But now, 20 years later, we find ourselves forced to reassess his legacy because of the numerous horrible accounts of sexual misconduct that people are finally beginning to take seriously.
All of this is complicated because the Right is quick to point out that Hillary Clinton “stood by her man” through it all an as such is “complicit.” Before it’s over with the MAGA people are all but demanding you vote for Trump again and you’re left shaking your head given what Trump is accused of doing, as well.
But let me be clear: if the only way I can get Trump out of office is to say Bill Clinton should have resigned 20 years ago, then so be it. He should have. Now what. Now will Trump leave office so we can go back to fighting over the usual stupid shit instead of having to worry about an unhinged president potentially being the death of us all?
It is an embarrassment to the American experience that we even having this argument over Bill Clinton versus Donald Trump in the first place. Both are self-evident in their loathsomeness on a human level and I will gladly concede Bill Clinton’s status as a monster if the other side will do the same for Donald Trump and agree with me that he needs to immediately leave office, never to be heard from again.
But they won’t. The MAGA people are so deluded by the political blackhole that is Donald Trump that they are completely unable to see the actual, legitimate more equivalency of what Bill Clinton did and what Donald Trump did. They’re all such raving sycophantic lunatics that all they can see is the bad of the their political opposition and the good of their God king. They simply can’t comprehend that by attacking Bill Clinton that they are admitting, in effect, that Donald Trump did was, like, bad and stuff.
It’s all really surreal. It’s all tragic and surreal and difficult to process. I don’t really know how things progress from this point. What Bill Clinton is accused of doing is really bad and, like I said, if the only way I can get rid of Donald Trump is to say Clinton should have resigned 20 years ago, then so be it. But at this point it doesn’t make any difference either way, really.
Bill Clinton isn’t president anymore and Donald Trump definitely isn’t going to resign.
I’m kind of slow on the uptake on this one. But it suddenly occurred to me that blogging is totally dead in the water. By “blogging,” I mean the concept of someone starting a blog and then, with a lot of hard work making name for themselves in this or that field. Blogging gave a lot of undiscovered talent a new venue to feature their work and it notion had a good rum of about a decade.
But no more.
Now, the energy that would otherwise be put into blogging now exerts itself with Twitter, podcasts and Facebook. It’s an interesting change. It’s interesting that something that was so common, so powerful for what seemed a long time simply doesn’t, in real terms, exist anymore.
I have repeatedly explain in great depth a new social media platform that would aspire, at least, to bring back some for of blogging. But since I have no money, can’t code and don’t want to learn, it’s not like it’s going to happen.
— Shelton Bumgarner 🔗 (@bumgarls) November 15, 2017