When Lily Onnen bought her new house there was an interesting condition attached to the sale. Part of the deal to purchase the house meant Onnen agreed to continue the Trump "countdown clock" which hangs over the side of a balcony facing the street.
The countdown clock marking the days until Donald Trump leaves the White House is a little beacon of hope for many, and the Instagram account attached has since gone viral. Each day, a new photo is posted showing the remaining days left for Trump. Onnen says of the countdown and its purpose:
It’s a message of hope. For me the more the number shrinks, the more hopeful I get.
Each photo posted comes with a bit of history or facts on current events, so followers can get a bit of hope along with some useful information.
The irony is even deeper than the swamp Mr. Trump has created in Washington. One would think a candidate for Attorney General would be unimpeachable; after all, that man or woman leads the Department of Justice, the place in our government where honor, integrity, truth and equity rise above all else. That’s why it’s so jaw-dropping to learn that EPA boss Scott Pruitt, the slimiest of all the swamp creatures on the President’s team, a man who is facing 14 different but simultaneous federal probes, had the gall to ask the President to fire embattled AG Jeff Sessions and hire him instead. Talk about letting the fox into the hen house. Free chicken for life! It would take scuba gear to get to the bottom of the Trump swamp, it’s way too deep for a snorkel. #resist #votethemout #throwthemout #mueller #muellertime #impeachtrump #impeachment #notmypresident #worstpresidentever #dumptrump #nevertrump #stoptrump #indivisible #lovetrumpshate #trumpcounter #trump_counter
On this 242nd Fourth of July, it is clear America is trapped between who we are and who we want to be. In 1776 our founders declared human equality was a self-evident truth and a fundamental premise of the new nation, but it took the ratification of the 14th amendment, 150 years ago, to explicitly extend the Constitution’s core protections to all human beings living under the nation’s laws. As we consider the path ahead it is perhaps time to think of another American renewal as we further define and commit to the ideal of freedom. Mr. Trump and his followers want to find America’s future in its past, pretending they can stand on a beach and convince the tide to stop rising. Others of us are convinced the rising tide is inexorable and America’s future can be found in forward progress, as we continue to expand our commitment to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all. While this seems like a dark time, and it may grow darker as the Supreme Court shifts to the right, we must commit to closing the gap between the America that exists and the one we imagine. Do not lose faith, may freedom ring! #resist #votethemout #throwthemout #mueller #muellertime #impeachtrump #impeachment #notmypresident #worstpresidentever #dumptrump #nevertrump #stoptrump #indivisible #lovetrumpshate #trumpcounter #trump_counter
As Mr. Trump “prepares” for his upcoming summit with Mr. Putin, some good analysis is emerging on his disastrous meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Nicholas Eberstadt, writing in National Review, says the meeting was for the U.S. “a World Series of unforced errors.” North Korea “walked away with a joint communique that read almost as if it had been drafted by the DPRK ministry of foreign affairs.” Looking ahead to the Putin summit, columnist George Will has this to say about our President and his adversary: “Meanwhile, this innocent abroad is strutting toward a meeting with the cold-eyed Russian who is continuing to dismantle one of Europe’s largest nations, Ukraine. He is probably looking ahead to ratcheting up pressure on one of three small nations, Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia, each a member of the NATO alliance that, for the first time in its 69 years, is dealing with a U.S. president who evinces no admiration for what it has accomplished or any understanding of its revived importance as the hard man in Moscow, who can sniff softness, relishes what Singapore revealed.” In spite of overwhelming evidence of Russian involvement, confirmed yet again in the bi-partisan report released yesterday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump continues cozying up to the Russians, squandering all his leverage before the upcoming meeting, saying just last week “Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” He is completely over his head. This stuff matters. #resist #votethemout #throwthemout #mueller #muellertime #impeachtrump #impeachment #notmypresident #worstpresidentever #dumptrump #nevertrump #stoptrump #indivisible #lovetrumpshate #trumpcounter #trump_counter
In the event that Trump should be re-elected and serve a second term, Onnen says she will simply start the countdown over.
Now all we need is a "estimated number of golf days remaining" counter.— Glenn Sekse (@gsekse) July 4, 2018
OH WAIT, it's the same thing!
The countdown made some feel better.
And others feel worse.