Posted by: Helen Philpot | January 20, 2021

Glorious

Margaret, the immaturity shown by Donald Trump today was surpassed only by the cluelessness shown by Ted Cruz. One is gone and soon to be forgotten while the other remains covered in Doritos crumbs and shame.

The only harm Trump can do now is to the GOP, Fox News and his own brand. Good riddance. Like flies to shit, I hope his supporters follow him into obscurity.

The inauguration of Joseph Biden was glorious. Truly glorious.

“If we merge mercy with might

And might with right

Our legacy is love”

Our 4-year nightmare is over. Have a nice life, indeed. Wear a mask while you celebrate joyously. I mean it. Really.


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  1. I was thinking of you, living in Texas Helen. I don’t live far from you, but in a state close-by and we’ve had our share of heartbreak this past week, but nothing like Texas. I hope you are safe.

    Maybe Texans will finally see the light after this episode and realize that socialists like democrats are viewed in those parts have a point about protecting people from predators and vultures who like to take advantage of them at their most vulnerable. Creeps all around! Nothing justifies the gounging that is happening there.

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  2. OMG! The horrendous news we are getting about what nurses have to do at hospitals because of this storm! I am from a family that thrived in the Far North. We have had power outages int he winter some years ago here n the Mid-Atlantic area but luckily I saved my Far North long johns! they really came in handy. We also have some really antique kerosene lanterns. Fortunately, the gas oven still worked. The only real hazard at that time was over-eating!

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  3. Considering the chaos in Texas right now, I hope you are staying safe and sound.

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  4. I am hoping that the glorious-ness continues unabated. Namely, that tRump gets “fried” in the Senate “trial”. He may escape sentencing but there are so many other ways to deal with his scaly-ness. The FBI has been doing a bang up job rounding up all the identified perps from Jan. 6. Also, It seems that every TV station has a copy of the videos taken by several members of the Darwin Award Society as they tried to do great harm and damage to the Capitol. And some of the perps are even supposed to testify!!! My God! This will be so worth watching! For a great many reasons! All the invertebrates that still kiss tRump’s anatomy will be shown and known coast to coast and around the world. tRump has an enormous chance of ending up indicted and jailed until trial for civil matters such as his “finances” and the fact that he has been an asset for the USSR for years and years. And he won”t be the only one in jail. Censure? Well, maybe. That was pulled on Huey Long decades ago and he had to immediately depart D.C. for Baton Rouge. He didn’t last long.

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  5. I have slept like the blessed every night since jan 20th

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  6. Thanks Margaret and Helen for your wit and honesty. I have enjoyed your posts and they have added to my sanity during the Cheetos rein of terror. Love and good health to you.

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  7. With Joy, Love, Appreciation and a big hug to each of you. Life can be glorious, but it never comes easily. You ladies are incredible, keep truckin on. Always, with love…. Billie

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  8. I started following them and then I forgot, thanks for sending this, they, she are wonderful to read!!!

    On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 10:23 AM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: ” Margaret, the immaturity shown by Donald Trump > today was surpassed only by the cluelessness shown by Ted Cruz. One is gone > and soon to be forgotten while the other remains covered in Doritos crumbs > and shame. The only harm Trump can do now is to the G” >

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  9. “…cluelessness by Ted Cruz” —add among others. There are way too many clueless, spiteful, hate-filled names to add.

    Thank you Margaret and Helen for your telling it like it is, for your giving sane people hope.

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  11. You’re my idols. Thanks for the plain talk and the truth telling.

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  12. Love your thoughts!

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  13. I know! Amazing, wasn’t it! After 4 years of insanity! Best, most telling part of Biden’s inaugural speech was the inclusion of a few minutes of silent remembering the dead from the COVID virus. That would have never interred tRump’s mind.

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  14. It was indeed GLORIOUS!!!!!

    Thank you. Ruth C. Angel

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  15. AMEN

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  16. Thanks Helen! Perfect words to capture today. I did not realize how deprived of oxygen we have been. I have been emotional all day. I thank God for his grace and mercy.

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  17. It was a beautiful & moving ceremony. Not a misstep anywhere! From Lady Gaga to Ms. Gorman’s poem, it was perfect! In some ways, more moving than Barack Obama’s inauguration. Probably because we have survived four years of hell. Thank you dear woman for your strength & humor & especially for your scatological comments !

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  18. I feared this day would never come! Hallelujah!

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  19. Well said, thank you

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  20. It’s a very happy day for Australians too! Trump’s stupid dealings with foreign governments (particularly China) have had serious impacts on US allies.

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  21. Thanks! Good one!!! Love, Aunt Donna

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  22. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!

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  23. So true. Love it.

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  24. Finally… sense and dignity return to the west wing! I’m having trouble not skipping down the halls singing “ding dong, the witch…!”

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  25. Best day ever!

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  26. Thank you. You’ve gotten me through some tough times!

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  27. Thank you so much for putting into words all the anger and frustration, followed by joy and hope, that less literary Americans feel. You have been our keening howl and our gleeful Right On! Love you! And I really really mean that.

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  28. Dear, dear Margaret, Helen and all you porch dwellers who survive and just keep on peddling. We’ve been through so much together. Thank you for being here in our real world, where we don’t always get what we want but if we try, somehow, we get what we need. Today, we got what we need. I cried through the whole thing, tears of relief and joy and from all that swallowed anger leaving my person. We still don’t have enough vaccine for everyone and we still have to stay away from each other but now we can at least hope that trying might bring results we can be proud of. I’m working on helping neighbors and friends navigate the process to get vaccinated since not all of us are computer literate, Together, we can help each other and rebuild our world, better and stronger. Stay well, stay safe, lets get this job done.

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  29. Thank you, thank you so much for keeping me somewhat sane these past four years. Reading your posts did more for me than my therapist ever did and when each time I saw ‘Margaret and Helen’ in my inbox it was like getting an amazing gift that I shared with folks I love and respect, just to shed a bit of sunshine into their day.

    Today’s inauguration and triumph of good over evil lifted our souls.
    Today I am proud to be an American.

    What beautiful pomp and circumstance!
    What incredible singing- especially Lady Gaga- and the poetry!
    What an inspirational inaugural speech by President Biden.

    BTW, I do expect to see your names in my inbox again.

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  30. Four years ago today, I couldn’t bear to watch the TV and cried tears of despair. Had I known how bad the intervening 4 years would be, I would have cried harder. Today I couldn’t tear myself away from the TV and cried tears of joy!! Glorious is the word for today and may the joy continue with our wonderful new leaders. Can we all say AMEN!

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  31. You two have been a joy during the horribole one’s term of inaction. Thank you!

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  32. Thank you so much for helping us get through this nightmare with humor and FACTS. And now, may we never hear his name again and may his indictments warrant only the “scroller” on the news.

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  33. Thank you so much for helping us get through this nightmare with humor and FACTS. And now, may we never hear his name again and may his indictments warrant only the “scroller” on the news.

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  34. Thank you!

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  35. Real Americans prevailed today. We can’t let our guard down again.

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  36. Kamala’s swearing in brought tears to my eyes – tears of joy!

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  37. Yes the worst nightmare is over

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  38. “We shall overcome!”
    Amen!
    Someone sent me my first “dick-pic”, I was horrified; I mean really! Who wants to see a picture of Ted Cruz in their messages.
    Cheer!

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  39. “We shall overcome!”
    Amen!
    Someone sent me my first “dick-pic”, I was horrified; I mean really! Who wants to see a picture of Ted Cruz in their messages.
    Cheer!

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  40. Thankn you for helping us survive the last four years

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  41. Indeed. I was in tears watching our nightmare go away, and welcoming in decent, honorable human bei9ngs as president and vice president.

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  42. Oh Happy Day!!!

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  43. Iam so grateful for today, and for Biden and Kamala. I am
    exhausted from this mornings festivities.. but will cherish the memory forever.

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  44. I love these women. Have to wonder if they really exist & not a pseudonym like Dear Abby.

    Martha laremc@cinci.rr.com

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  45. I love your posts and look forward to reading all of them.

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  46. Phew. I’m not criticizing ideology because Trump had none. He’s just a toxic and dangerous person and I’m glad he’s gone. An international disgrace. I’m glad today’s inauguration was as enjoyable as it could be in the circumstances.

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  47. I am crying tears of joy. A beautiful inauguration. President Biden and Vice President Harris…much love and good health.

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  48. Sorry—what did Ted Cruz (shudder/ick) do?

    Anne

    On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 1:24 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: ” Margaret, the immaturity shown by Donald Trump > today was surpassed only by the cluelessness shown by Ted Cruz. One is gone > and soon to be forgotten while the other remains covered in Doritos crumbs > and shame. The only harm Trump can do now is to the G” >

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  49. Thank you for helping us get through this!

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  50. I love you. And you are right. Glorious. No other word will do. Of course, your choice if Doritos crumbs is pretty awesome, too.

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  51. My heart is full. I can’t stop crying tears of joy. President Biden, and Vice-President Harris. Fantastic. Exhale.

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  52. Wonderful, as always!

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  53. I am breathing easier. Back to life!

    Sure, there’s more to deal with, but he’s GONE!!

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  54. Thank you Margaret and Helen, for your wisdom, humour, and forthright postings these past four years. I couldn’t have made it without you! Keep on trucking.

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  55. Thank you for helping us live through this tragedy.

    I mean it, really

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  56. Thanks for help[ing me get thought these last four year

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  57. Totally agree!! My hubs and I toasted the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris with champagne and applause! A return to morality, leadership and strength of Soul!

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  58. Whether ranting or praising, you always make me glad you are my world. Take care. Look forward to all you have to say.

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  59. Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

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  60. What a glorious day! Right triumphs and tRump leaves with his tail between his legs. Pride and Hope return.

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  61. What a glorious day! Right triumphs and tRump leaves with his tail between his legs. Pride and Hope return.

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  62. 💜❤️💙💚💛

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  63. This.

    And what has stepped forward is powerful. The inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman was glorious!

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  64. This. And the inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman was glorious!

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  65. There have been times in the last four years that I wasn’t sure we’d make it to a post-orange world, Miss Helen – but I kept reminding myself that if a woman of your fortitude could soldier on, I had to try as well. Only wish I had a slice of one of your pies with which to celebrate this joyful day.

    Assuming Biden doesn’t run again and Harris runs and wins, I know you’ll relish seeing the (delayed) first female president sworn in. And we can hope 45 is watching from prison.

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  66. Stay well, Helen! I’d like to think that he is gone….but….keep your computer keyboard warmed up. Back to the celebrations!

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  68. Amen and amen!

    On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: ” Margaret, the immaturity shown by Donald Trump > today was surpassed only by the cluelessness shown by Ted Cruz. One is gone > and soon to be forgotten while the other remains covered in Doritos crumbs > and shame. The only harm Trump can do now is to the G” >

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  69. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  70. Indeed, I second that AMEN and add a HALLELUJAH!

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  71. I absolutely love your comments and agree one hundred percent! Write on!

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  72. AMEN!!!

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