As usual there is a lot to talk about.
You can all look forward to the regular appearance of the "Flying 800 Pound Gorilla." The egg timer that can't seem to keep time and the "One Minutes."
"One Minutes" are an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and tell us for approximately one minute, what is on your mind. You can talk for one minute or less about anything from a hang nail that's been bothering you, to your explanation of the meaning of life, but you only have one minute.
Remember the rules:
Bring your voice and passion, but leave your anger and condescension at home.
Be respectful to everyone during discussions)
If you get angry at differing opinions, please realize that this is not the place for you and kindly do not attend.
Eat, drink and be merry and tip well if you can.
We don't have to leave as friends, but we can't leave as enemies.
Here are some of the topics we could explore:
So is the swamp being drained? Can Donald Trump run the country his way and still keep us all safe? Are you comfortable with him ignoring age old traditions and protocols and acting on his gut?
Has anyone thought about Secret Service Protection for the adult Trump children clan? Do all of his kids get level one SS Protection? What happens if Ivanka gets kidnapped? How do they harden Trump tower in New York where we assume Melania will be, like the White House.
Topless equal rights for men and women! Isn't this just a movement for strippers?
Are there no worthy causes for Millennials to march for anymore? I am starting to think that perhaps climate change may be worthy.
Isn't it time to move on from this election? Why do a recount?
The Right has finally found it's human rights chops. With the death of Castro, they seem to be having fun chiding the Left for their respect for the dictator. But weren't they chiding the Left for supporting the overthrow of other dictators like Gaddaffi and Mubarak?
How do you think Trumps cabinet is shaping up? What do you think of Mitt Romney for Secretary of State?
Does anyone have any early opinions on the St. Louis Mayoral race?
Is the Democrat party doomed?
President Elect Trump just made a deal with Carrier. Is he going to extort every manufacturing company in the country?
I am still getting the feeling like this is how Nazi Germany began. Not, necessarily from a racist standpoint though. Just that a substantial group of people support this charismatic guy and somehow he quietly becomes a dictator. Trump appears to be the quintessential dictator type. If he were born in another time and place, he'd be a perfect Kim Jung Un wouldn't he?
Is it time to talk about the N-word again? We've talked about this periodically over the years and when we do, I always ask that we use the "N-word," to refer to the N-word. We can talk about why as part of the discussion. But why can black people use the words and whites aren't supposed to? There are many questions surrounding this special word and sometimes not a lot of logic answers. There are plenty of emotional ones though.
Is it time for Nancy Pelosi to go?
I look forward to talking to you all.