Friday, December 30, 2016

No WI groups listed as Trump Inaugural parade marchers

I see none from Wisconsin on a list released by Team Trump and posted by Politico.
Trump at lectern before backdrop with elements of logo "TRUMP"
"There will be more than 8,000 parade participants representing forty organizations including high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups,” the [Trump Inaugural] committee said, adding that more information regarding the parade, such as biographies and the order, “will be forthcoming” and “[f]urther participants may also be announced.”
For the record, one Wisconsin organization marched in President Obama's second inaugural parade.

Participation in Trump's Inauguration has generated controversy. 

Some Washington, DC-area bands opted not to participate, members of the popular Rockettes dance troupe have been given permission to skip its performance, and Jan Chamberlin, a soprano with the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, minced no words about quitting the famed group's Inaugural appearance rather than sing.
Citing Scripture and declaring that "tyranny is now on our doorstep," Chamberlin likened Trump to Adolf Hitler... 
"I only know I could never 'throw roses to Hitler'," she wrote. "And I certainly could never sing for him."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ya wouldda thunk Paulie not-a-policy-wonk-numbers-guy would have shown up for the stroll. Guess he had more important meetings with Putin to complete the Russia-United States merger.