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August 21: Eclipse!

by Countable | 8.21.17

The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching
  • The eclipse. And if you do, make sure to use those special glasses or pinhole contraptions.
What’s Worth Watching
  • Once the sun sets, tune in to Trump’s evening address to the nation. Amongst other issues, the President is expected to, as the White House stated, "provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia." It’s 45’s first formal address to the nation since his inauguration.

The President: D.C.

  • In the President’s own words on Sunday: "Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever seen!"

  • According to a White House statement, the President will address the nation from Arlington, VA at 9 PM EDT (see above).

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Don’t look directly at the eclipse, CountAstronomers.

"Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul." —Victor Hugo

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Joanne
    08/21/2017
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    There is already enough evidence to impeach trump on grounds of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and violation of the emoluments clause of the constitution. There is already enough evidence of mental impairment to invoke the 25th amendment. I want your commitment to remove him as soon as possible. Remove him NOW. America cannot endure another 41 months of this man!!!

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  • Richard
    08/21/2017
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    Here's hoping that Trump has gotten some input from experienced grown ups to formulate a policy toward Afghanistan. Trump probably could not find Afghanistan on a map. With all his other troubles (support of Nazi's, the KKK and white nationalists) as well as Putin; it is hard to trust him with the military. I can see him using conflict to distract from all the other stuff

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  • Judith
    08/21/2017
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    tRump is a disaster. Traitorous colluder with the Russians, more blatant conflicts of interest and Emoluments clause violations than white supremacists at one of his rallies, and as we've most recently seen, his rallies and the people who he considers his base who go to those rallies are primarily white supremacists, Nazis, and members of the KKK. He must be removed from office immediately! But, this likely won't happen because the RepubliKKKlan "leadership", including the hateful and seriously bigoted VP Pence, are all still supporting him. Don't be fooled just because not one of those cowards would get on TV to support him this past Sunday. Don't be fooled because a few of the RepubliKKKlans actually issued statements against the so-called "president". Instead, look at their actions. NONE! They have done nothing to stop him, nothing to help the American People, unless you consider trying to kick more than 10% of the American population (over 30 million people!) off of healthcare "trying to help". They all knew about the Russia colluding BEFORE the election and the craven, power hungry shills, McConnell and Ryan went along with it because they thought it would benefit them and their draconian agenda. Pence is in it up to his eyeballs and not one of them have done anything to demonstrate that they are willing to put Country before Party. No, not just tRump, but ALL of these traitors who have chosen power and Party over the good of the Country must go! He, and none of them, can be trusted with our government and most certainly cannot be trusted with war powers. His "policies" on the international front are at best a distraction from the investigations into his criminal activities and at worst, an attempt to create enough chaos to acquire even more power in the Executive Branch. We are being run by Oligarchs and a criminal executive branch being supported and allowed to continue by corrupt "leadership" in the GOP (Guys of Putin). Enough!

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  • Christine
    08/21/2017
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    The eclipse is fantastic!

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  • Blackhawk.U.S.Army.Vet
    08/21/2017
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    I love you Trump haters, and your Obama can't do no wrong! The last administration was a disaster especially for our military and foreign policy.

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  • Deborah
    08/21/2017
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    I will tune in to hear what he's been scripted to say! It's about time he addressed the nation but no words uttered will be his only the stupid ones! He's not my President I will not accept him or Pence! They're bad for evolving America! What has he accomplished ? I can tell you what he's trying to destroy?

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  • Rick
    08/21/2017
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    I appreciate those who behave like educated, mature, reasonable, unbiased, informed and cooperative citizens. We need more of these!

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  • Truly
    08/21/2017
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    Since he has done nothing but lie since he first showed up, I can only assume anything he calls fake news is the most true information there is. Impeach him now!

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  • MJDalio
    08/21/2017
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    Wow! Trump derangement syndrome on full display in response to a note about the eclipse. Go figure! Countable should do a note about a nursery rhyme to see if the syndrome is contagious.

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  • OlderNWiser
    08/21/2017
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    Wonder, nature, and art make life worth living. Life is often hard and the antidote to suffering is beauty, gratitude and love whether of family, friends, country, arts, this beautiful earth, patriotism, or of learning. Being humbled in the face of the wonders of nature like the eclipse, and staying woke to the work that needs to be done are two sides of the same coin. Burnout can be very real, so the ones who are woke must practice self care and kindle awe with wonder and beauty, the reason dictators end or co-opt the arts. May we all be kinder to ourselves and each other, marvel at nature's grandeur, cherish dance, music, visual arts and all love and beauty. #45 behaves so antithetically to my values and is so immature that it's like watching a little boy pretend to be a man without the cuteness factor that his speeches are like watching a horrible accident unfolding before my eyes. Back to the antidotes.

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  • Azrael
    08/21/2017
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    It's a sign Blot out the sun if we should impeach Damn it's getting dark as I type

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  • Ticktock
    08/21/2017
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    Ba humbug, fake science, when asked today President Trump told reporters that there was no such thing as a Solar Eclipse. He said the this was just like climate change and would be treated as such. When asked where and what he was going to be doing when the sun faded away this afternoon, he replied, "I'm going to be hiding under my bed sucking on my thumb. I understand that demons abound in the dark".

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  • Jacob
    08/21/2017
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    I wasn't going to comment on this because it was the one thing that, for a moment, knocked Trump off the front page and helped us forget our troubles for a day. But, alas, the Drumph made headlines anyway for, of all things, looking directly into the eclipse without glasses despite warnings from scientists all around the world. Sadly, I'm not sure vision damage will really change anything about him - either way, he's still a moron.

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  • Andy1
    08/21/2017
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    Who cares about the eclipse when we have work to do. Impeach trump now

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  • Dennis
    08/21/2017
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    I never cease to be amazed by the level of idiocy

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  • Cary
    08/21/2017
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    I don't care about the eclipse and I don't care about Trumps address.

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  • John
    08/24/2017
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    The Eclipse was very awesome.

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  • Deirdre
    08/21/2017
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    I only can hope that the spiritual energy of today's solar eclipse spreads to trump.

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  • Stephanie
    08/21/2017
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    I'm sorry I can't attend to this event, it is dangerous for me, to see at night.

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