I watched a lot of it and felt a sense of intimacy with Obama. He is a responsible, feeling person. He reasons; he doesn't show anger, at least not in public. I am glad he will be able to get away to Hawaii for his last visit here as our President. He did the very best he could do with the terrible hand Bush dealt him and the incessant obstructionist behavior of his enemies. I don't know what he could have done differently, in spite of what the many many people say who seem to know all about what he should have done. I wish he had explained his position sooner. I felt he was being honest. Well, we didn't deserve him, that's for sure.
Trump is his exact opposite. He intends to tear down all government institutions, sell them off to the rich and make the U.S. over into a kleptocracy. He is perpetually angry. Even if he is stopped, and he will be stopped eventually, the damage will be incalculable. He is a nihilist who does not really care what happens to the masses.
There is a so much more to say, but this is a sad time in our collective life, so I'll leave it alone for now.
Our daughter and granddaughters arrived after a long flight out of Seattle against a headwind that added an hour and a half to the usual flight duration. They just made it on time for their short hop to the Big Island. They are happily settling in now. They all work very hard and it's nice that they can be here and gear down for well deserved R & R.
We have mounds of fruit from our yard: bananas, avocados, oranges and lilikoi (passion fruit), and they have been eating it up very fast.
Now they are exhausted, and so am I. G'night.