His presidency thus fills me with dread, and I know I'm not alone in this, based on what I've been reading online and hearing from friends. I fully expect his future Supreme Court nominees to vote to discard many hard-won LGBT rights in the coming years, most notably marriage rights. He did not win a mandate -- he actually lost the popular vote -- but I suspect he and his party will act like they did, as happened with George W. Bush.
I am not hopeful for the next few years, but history has some valuable lessons about how defeat can be turned into victory. Richard Nixon won big in 1972 but resigned in disgrace two years later. George Bush's win in 2000 likely helped pave the way for Barack Obama's election and re-election as a response. We end up taking more steps forward than backward with time.
I was sorely tempted to pull the plug on this blog this morning because I was so angry, but I thankfully resisted the temptation. I probably won't be providing my chatty little commentaries for a while, but I'll continue posting photo sets and videos.
Rather than put up seven or eight selections from the photoset featured today, because I'm too glum right now to do that, I'll just post a sample photo below. I encourage you to download and enjoy this cuddly uncut stud as a diversion from our unhappy political situation.
The photos in the set are larger than appear below and total nearly one hundred in number. To download the complete set in a free zipped folder, be sure to click here.
And thanks people for being here. We need to stick together as we face this uncertain future.