But true for 2.8 million more than half of us. I Googled the guy, he's got something going on but I didn't linger to find out. I know, not my usual over-linking post, but it hit a chord with me because I have and always will believe that Obama's Presidency will be marked as one of the best in history.

I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as they said he wasn't born here.
I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as they did just that.
I listened.
I watched.
I paid attention.
Now, I'm being called on to be tolerant.
To move forward.
To denounce protesters.
To "Get over it."
To accept this...
I will not.
I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.
I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.
Them. The people who voted for him.
The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
I will do this so that they never forget.
And they will hear me.
They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.
They will know that I know who they are.
They will know that I know what they are.
Do not call for my tolerance. I've tolerated all I can.
Now it's their turn to tolerate ridicule.
Do not expect any quarter given here.
-Chris Wadlington
Aspire Brands, Inc. Co-CEO & CMO
I certainly hope FB and Twitter are clogged with users who are imploring Electorates to Vote Their Conscious.

I watch The Rachel Maddow Show. She's thorough about getting to the bottom of it all. Watch Thursday's show and you'll see exactly what Trump is up to in his great money grab.

Yes, he's using Putin's Playbook. Yes, Putin absolutely hacked our election. YES, Trump should be SHUT DOWN before January 20th.

It's easy to see, what's NOT easy to see is why the government, meaning the conservative controlled government, can justify continuing this farce believing a Trump presidency will be a just presidency for the PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY!
Did we expect anything else? Ugliness Here

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Christmas This Year:

Christmas Next Year:

joceannora: (Succulent Corks)
When Samantha Bee interviewed her back in October she pretty much nailed it about how men would behave in the wake of the bashing women received by the Orange Dictator. The segment showing her interview starts about 1:30 min in.

So I'm scrolling around Yahoo and I see this article on how the 19-year-old, new to Hollywood actress did not give consent when the sexual assault scene was changed because the director wanted her to react as a girl.

Comments Section:

Old Lion - She didn't object to picking up her paycheck did she?

Silly Girl - Do you all realize that by writing this article you now opened the door for everyone to WANT TO WATCH more now then ever? How does this article help anybody today? Stop digging up old dirt - we lived a different life back then - we did things that were just as stupid as the things we do today - She was 19 - no education - taken advantage of - You don't think that happens today, please.

Paul - She said it wasn't real but it upset her anyway. Is anything in Hollywood real?

Kylie Samson - Why did she still accept the paycheck? Everyone in Hollywood is sheep 🐑
Marlon Brando is phenomenal man Who is a philanthropist. I feel more sorry for his children than this bitch who's trying to get fame

Sean - Imagine how that stick of butter felt about it... Walking in, he thought he was a extra on a cooking show.. next thing ya know....

Makalani - She survived intact -- got paid! She was lucky that Cosby was not in the movie with his stash of quaaludes! Donnie T was not in the movie to grab her by the _ _ _ _ _ or that Roman Polanski wasn't doing the scene. He would not have been pretending!

mad dog - Holier than thou posts. Get that righteous indignation pumped up and roaring.

kwade - So what? The movie was good before they knew this? Hollywood hypocrisy.

So there it is, he's screeched his permission for 18 months and both men and women now feel free to joke about it, ridicule it (she got paid didn't she), and call her a bitch.

And what happened in 1972? Nothing. But what happens in 2016 is squarely on the shoulders of the Orange Dictator.

I Watched

Nov. 29th, 2016 09:07 am
How could I not? The first month is free I assume in an attempt to lure those who HAVE to watch Gilmore Girls to continue to subscribe. And I went through one list and found quite a number of things I might go ahead and watch.

Spoilers Under Here )

I've been binge watching a couple of series that I can't seem to catch when they're on regularly. Good Behavior with Michelle Dockery is really good. And Search Party, which I was wavering on, but also turned REALLY good at the last episode. The writers took a bold step in how real life gets real to inept Millennials. Alia Shawkat nails her part and the supporting cast is what you'd expect from the self-absorbed trio.

ETA: I ran out of time this morning to finally get my hair cut short - I love it and think it will help keep it on my head.

What I wanted to say this morning is that Search Party is a group of four Millennials, a couple and roommates, one gay, the other a blonde actress who is, okay, she's vacuous. Alia Shawkat, who I first saw as Ellen Page's character's best friend in the movie Whip It, and liked her a lot. She's got one of those unforgettable faces, full of character and in this role as Dorie she 'acts' much the same. In other words, she's the brightest one in a group of self-absorbed, too immature for their age, struggling, someone's idea of what a Millennial is.

The story line is that she's out to find a missing friend who everyone has presumed is dead but she's SEEN her alive, that she went to school with, but hasn't talked to or seen for six years, but you know it doesn't matter because of social media, right? Anyway, she gets deeper into her hunt and with help from her friends she eventually does hunt down the missing girl. And that's all I'm going to say except that the last episode doesn't forget that sometimes it's the brightest who very soberingly pays for her and others' mistakes.

I will watch the next 'season'. Seasons are weird now since they showed us 10 episodes bunched in two's and all aired over a short couple of weeks. Progress (and on demand TV).
I like the points he makes. Or rather the points that George Carlin makes.

And to be clear if 20 years passes and nothing has changed, it's time to get serious about making it change.
By Garrison Keillor, November 9 at 8:39 AM via The Washington Post

Garrison Keillor is an author and radio personality.

So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted “Stronger Together.” It just doesn’t chant.

The Trumpers never expected their guy to actually win the thing, and that’s their problem now. They wanted only to whoop and yell, boo at the H-word, wear profane T-shirts, maybe grab a crotch or two, jump in the RV with a couple of six-packs and go out and shoot some spotted owls. It was pleasure enough for them just to know that they were driving us wild with dismay — by “us,” I mean librarians, children’s authors, yoga practitioners, Unitarians, bird-watchers, people who make their own pasta, opera-goers, the grammar police, people who keep books on their shelves, that bunch. The Trumpers exulted in knowing we were tearing our hair out. They had our number, like a bratty kid who knows exactly how to make you grit your teeth and froth at the mouth.

Alas for the Trump voters, the disasters he will bring on this country will fall more heavily on them than anyone else. The uneducated white males who elected him are the vulnerable ones, and they will not like what happens next.

To all the patronizing B.S. we’ve read about Trump expressing the white working-class’s displacement and loss of the American Dream, I say, “Feh!” — go put your head under cold water. Resentment is no excuse for bald-faced stupidity. America is still the land where the waitress’s kids can grow up to become physicists and novelists and pediatricians, but it helps a lot if the waitress and her husband encourage good habits and the ambition to use your God-given talents and the kids aren’t plugged into electronics day and night. Whooping it up for the candidate of cruelty and ignorance does less than nothing for your kids.

We liberal elitists are now completely in the clear. The government is in Republican hands. Let them deal with him. Democrats can spend four years raising heirloom tomatoes, meditating, reading Jane Austen, traveling around the country, tasting artisan beers, and let the Republicans build the wall and carry on the trade war with China and deport the undocumented and deal with opioids, and we Democrats can go for a long , brisk walk and smell the roses.

I like Republicans. I used to spend Sunday afternoons with a bunch of them, drinking Scotch and soda and trying to care about NFL football. It was fun. I tried to think like them. (Life is what you make it. People are people. When the going gets tough, tough noogies.) But I came back to liberal elitism.

Don’t be cruel. Elvis said it, and it’s true. We all experienced cruelty back in our playground days — boys who beat up on the timid, girls who made fun of the homely and naive — and most of us, to our shame, went along with it, afraid to defend the victims lest we become one of them. But by your 20s, you should be done with cruelty. Mr. Trump was the cruelest candidate since George Wallace. How he won on fear and bile is for political pathologists to study. The country is already tired of his noise, even his own voters. He is likely to become the most intensely disliked president since Herbert Hoover. His children will carry the burden of his name. He will never be happy in his own skin. But the damage he will do to our country — who knows? His supporters voted for change, and boy, are they going to get it.

Back to real life. I went up to my home town the other day and ran into my gym teacher, Stan Nelson, looking good at 96. He commanded a landing craft at Normandy on June 6, 1944, and never said a word about it back then, just made us do chin-ups whether we wanted to or not. I saw my biology teacher Lyle Bradley, a Marine pilot in the Korean War, still going bird-watching in his 90s. I was not a good student then, but I am studying both of them now. They have seen it all and are still optimistic. The past year of politics has taught us absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Nada. The future is scary. Let the uneducated have their day. I am now going to pay more attention to teachers.
Madeleine Albright, our first woman Secretary of State, has stated that Trump has brought out a feeling that it's okay for men to think and act in a misogynistic way. That he's given them power to behave... the way they've always thought, felt, and, for some, behaved, since before the Civil Rights Act was passed back in 64. Did the equal rights act make men think differently? Did they reflect on their convictions and behavior? Not in the least.

2 kinds of women fell out after the Act passed. Those who confront and demand their civil right to equality, labeled as Feminazis, and those who are naive enough to think that the Act brought about immediate compliance from men. Can our gender honestly say that we've achieved equality? Sadly, no.

I was 10 in 1964. A ten-year-old's perspective is that a law makes it so. A civil right that I assumed would be respected. Not according to the 50 years I've had some form of misogyny flung at me every day. Every. Day. And I remember them, all of them. To clarify, at 60, I remember them all only at different times because some slip my mind but come back occasionally to re-fuel my loathing of misogyny - a sickness and crime of men.

When a woman lives her whole life believing in equality, seeing it as productive, progress, a good thing, constantly being beat down with the lie of equality has only the intention of creating an angry woman. One who feels pushed down, battered down, kept down, denigrated, humiliated, and shown repeatedly that for no real reason a man must have superiority through any means. The best means, the most effective means, is misogyny in all its illustrious forms.

I'm fresh out of trust, respect, or good will toward men who use their dick as a divining rod in search of an erroneous myth that they must conquer and rule.
joceannora: (Succulent Corks)
San Francisco's animals are in good hands with Officer Edith! <----- Twitter account. Many chuckles were had!
I've just read that it appears east coast social media is down. All of it. I can't help but think it has been done purposefully.

Could be payback for shutting down Assange's access, or, could be those who own and operate social media have decided that for just a period of time (unknown) we all need to back off on all the hate mongering and division surrounding this abortion of an election.

I know I'm ready for a break. But when I perused this morning and after reading that the clear message is that the Great Trumpkin can rot in the vegetable patch, all but 1 or 2 comments are from the Marching Morons who aren't happy. They seem very volatile right now (as if they weren't before).

I don't think it would help to tell them that perhaps now they can understand how more than half the country felt when Bush bought his second term was reelected. But maybe it would help if we told them that afterwards their orange god will start his own TV channel, or online channel, or maybe just put on one those One Man Band costumes and slither around NYC. Who knows?
And not even anxious one bit for my ballot to arrive in the mail since the media and DNP has already declared a winner.

If you really want to be disillusioned watch how Adam Ruins Voting.
The ultimate conundrum yesterday! Both Pitch Perfect and Duets were on at the SAME TIME!

There's some really nice singing that happens in Duets and despite not being a fan of Gwynnie, I have always liked Hey Lewis' voice. I notice one of her rich relatives was a producer of the movie.

This is the best song:

Andre Braugher and Paul Giamatti also do a really decent job of it.
The time has come.

In December, 2009 I was coming home from an Alaskan disaster deployment and rode with another couple to their home before being taken south to Mt. Angel in the airport shuttle. The couple asked me what I did (I always cringed since FEMA was not popular, never has been). But they asked where I'd been and when I told them they asked how is Alaska? I answered, "Alaska is melting".

If this article is true and we've tipped past the no return point, we should begin to see articles on the Tundra dying, the ecological system of Alaska (and all our northern hemisphere). Once this begins the ozone layer will only grow bigger and there is no way to stop it, nor mend it.

As a species we're sure in a goddamned hurry to destroy ourselves and everything else on the planet. Now what's this about the sanctity of human life? I don't get it.
April 13, 2008|Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books including "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" and "Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities." A longer version of this article appears at Tomdispatch.com.

Explain It To Me Man! )
if you gentlemen would sit down, relax for the next 4 years, and let the women handle the world, I believe you'll find us all not the worse for wear. A woman in charge will not be worse, possibly not better, just different.

So far as I can tell the only thing wrong with women in politics is that, either by accident or design, they become politicians. I believe it's going to be up to We, The People Women to make sure the leader of the free world knows how we feel, and it will either be in support or struggle. The hope here is that with either one good things will happen anyway.

And finally, there's nothing like a good point well made:
The very thing I said I was not going to try to keep up with (technology-wise) is now fighting with my unreasonable desire for everything Gilmore!

The Article I Must See These!
(which reminds me to call the clerks office again and make them send me a voter registration card with my correct address)

Since I've plopped myself back down in the conservative county of my youth I've worked on keeping my political views to myself, something my conservative neighbors and folks in general can't seem to do.

I allow my Dad to bluster until I hear him rant about something he's read or heard that is just simply runny cow dung and then attempt to convince him it's runny cow dung.

When he was very ill I found myself keeping his closest friends updated on how he was doing. Unfortunately I'm in their email contacts. What this means is that I too am being covered in runny cow dung. Here's the latest:

Democrat Convention Schedule
Monday, July 25, 2016
11:15 AM Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention
1:30 PM Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

3:15 PM Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.

4:30 PM Address on "Being the Real You" - Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and Caitlyn Jenner

4:45 PM "How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke", Hillary Clinton

5:00 PM How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes! A Seminar moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

5:30 PM Medal of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Bergdahl for serving with Honor and Distinction, National Security Advisor Susan Rice

6:30 PM Invitation-only Autograph Session Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

7:30 PM General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of Looters"

8:30 PM Breakout session with Bill Clinton for women on avoiding the upcoming draft

9:00 PM The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

9:15 PM "Liberal Bias in Media How we can make it work for you! Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, The Washington Post and the New York Times
With Guest Speaker, Brian Williams

9:45 PM Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters Still incarcerated at GITMO, Michael Moore

11:00 PM Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs", Special guest Pocahontas aka Elizabeth Warren

11:30 PM Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in a Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal", Hosted by Hillary Clinton

Official Nomination of Hillary, Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

~~sigh I wish conservatives would make it easier to respect, or even like them. I see it's mostly about narrowing the typical conservative's world (9:15), and spewing a constant barrage of lies over and over.
1.) We vote him in and accept that we're now governed by a corporation. And we all know the mind set of corporations is 'how much money can we make off this'. Both foreign and domestic relations will be destroyed as we watch him become his version of World Ruler.

2.) We vote her in and accept that because government is no longer about working for The People, it's about political maneuvering, lies, and the selling of one's soul to the highest lobby bid; and that true to form half of Congress will work tirelessly night and day to vilify the POTUS just as they have with the last 2 liberal presidents.

It surprised me to see so very many supporters happy over his nomination knowing he tells lies, can't communicate a complete thought, is narcissistic to the max, and a gaping failure at business but comes out it enriched by his selfish need to rip people off.

Their comments when confronted with issues like kicking out all Muslims? "Oh he won't do that". And in several other questions no one really believes he'll do any of those nasty things even though he's been screaming them for months now.

Realistically the guy will probably govern by group - his children. Remember when people lost their shit over Hillary helping Bill with a healthcare bill? Well get ready to have Jr. and Ivanka making high level decisions because this piss poor excuse for a human being never intended to be President. It was all about making money off campaign funding, which he's been very successful at.
Although I'm not getting near as many email spam in my spam folder the ones I get are doozies. Outside those that want to help me grow something I don't have till it's huge, this one made me chuckle:


I had no idea the FBI could compebsate me for getting scammed! How do they know I'm getting scammed? Just who is scamming who here! Just exactly who is it that can't spell that's picked me to scam?!

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