Trivial Yet Productive Concerns About Life in Trump America

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is it still ok to wear New Balance shoes, provided that you bought them prior to the Trump endorsement? have the aesthetics of New Balances been tainted to the point where you can't even admire a nice pair of 993s without drawing comparison to people who post 10-star reviews of Triumph of the Will on IMDb? will Trump integrate New Balances into his rallies and deportations?

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:14 (five years ago) link

will it soon be a matter of progressive pride to wear imported clothes and drive imported cars and use imported appliances?

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:15 (five years ago) link

isn't a lot of mass transit funded at the local/regional/state level? I feel like with that one, relatively affluent areas will just raise taxes and pass more bond measures.

sarahell, Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:17 (five years ago) link

will Jello Biafra re-write the lyrics to California Uber Alles to reflect the new political reality?

sarahell, Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:18 (five years ago) link

Will my The Apprentice dvd boxed sets appreciate in value?

johnny crunch, Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:24 (five years ago) link

Will the Dairy Milk chocolate bars we buy remain the substandard Nestle chocolate or will they revert to being the superior Cadbury UK chocolate but increase in price?

sarahell, Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:29 (five years ago) link

Congress has been known to pass transit aid for the states, many centuries ago

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:06 (five years ago) link

yeah. I guess my instinct is that states that are more small government with little to no social safety nets or areas that are poorer are gonna get hit harder than say NYC or MA.

sarahell, Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:16 (five years ago) link

actually not remotely trivial...

But most of these ballot-approved transit projects are also designed to rely heavily on matching funds from the federal government, and that may run counter to the priorities of a Republican-led House, Senate, and executive office. The GOP’s 2016 platform articulates a strong stance against funding transit, noting that “we propose to phase out the federal transit program.” It’s possible that when Congress’s current authorization of transportation spending expires in 2020, conservative leaders could create a highway/transit funding formula that’s less favorable to transit. And newer funding programs that have helped drive bus and rail projects under the Obama administration, such as the DOT’s TIGER grant program, could disappear.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:19 (five years ago) link

I had my first sensitivity training/harassment workshop today. There was a dark irony to it. I really wondered if we might see some of the key employment protections we were discussing get repealed.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:24 (five years ago) link

xp - oh definitely not trivial.

sarahell, Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:32 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

do Green Day have another American Idiot in them, or is it up to a younger band (SOAD? RATM? TØP?) to carry the agit-rock torch?

if political rap and punk are really on a roll by the fall of 2020, might it be prudent to reelect Trump so as not to halt the momentum and deprive ourselves of some really inspiring CDs?

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Thursday, 15 December 2016 19:41 (five years ago) link

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