A Fraud and a Charlatan

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Post   » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:47 am

Rachel Maddow and The Daily "WTF Just Happened Today" emails are my main news. I have withdrawn from a lot of things I love. I rarely go out to the family dinners anymore, barely get on facebook even though I miss my friends there, I can hardly do my wand carvings at all. I carved once since Jan 20. I try to read a book and can't do more than 2 chapters at a time. But the hopelessness and the actively severe fears have subsided a lot. SO there's a good sign. But now there is the nuclear standoff. I try and make myself believe they (N.K. - or whichever country frumplethinskin is having a pissing contest with at the time) don't want to end the world anymore than most of us do. Something HAS to improve it all soon. I can only imagine the number of people who will lose their minds if it does not.

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Post   » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:12 am

My heart dies a little with each cruel and stupid thing done. But being an optimistic person who sees the madness, it helps to find like minded people (of which there is no shortage where I live) and doing something about it (writing congress people, protesting, etc.).

That O'Reilly is gone is a very very good thing.

For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Ditto Lynx.

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Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:35 pm

A writer at KOS linked to an article describing trumps unethical practices.
Trump's Charlottesville Winery: He got it by Mafia tactics
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/15/1690142/-Trump-s- ... afia-tactics

This Washingtonian article is a compelling read:
https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/10/05/greatest-most-amazi ... st-vineyard/

The winery is just down the road from me.


Post   » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:05 pm

Mafia? No such thing.

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Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:47 am

Hyperbole perhaps but descriptive just the same. djt is a jerk.

Following the tragedy in Charlottesville (murder of one, death of two law enforcement officers in a helicopter, serious injury of many more), there was a mas exodus from dt's councils. The remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) resigned en mas and called for dt to resign.

See the stinging masterpiece of a resignation letter the President's Arts Committee sent to Trump
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/18/1691267/-See-the- ... ent-to-Trump

This KOS writer typed up the text of the resignation letter, whose final line was:
Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:25 am

And the first letter of each paragraph spelled out RESIST.


Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:11 pm

That was just a little levity Lynx. I love how that's always said

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Post   » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:56 pm

I thought that RESIST thing was great too!

GPIG, I rather thought so but one just never knows for sure!

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Post   » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:56 am

Insight on the trump show from an observer whose first language is not English:

The man on that stage can kill you
...Because I feel our minds have been primed to enjoy TV and Youtube videos, to always await the next show, the next act, the next snippet to captivate our imagination and attention. Our mind feels that it is ok to let go, to let the soft comedy and fictional tragedy of TV series and Netflix carry us away. And there is always this unspoken promise: “What entertains you cannot hurt you. Relax, all will be fine.”

...Many are sublimely and skillfully led into this different frame of mind when watching Donald Trump. One we have been primed to slip into since our childhood by the TV and entertainment industry. “Sit, enjoy, feel safe. Watch, tune out, relax”...“Why worry about the man on stage? You are safe.”

...And that is not true, America. Wake up. This is no play, no show. It is real and you have a real person who tries to slime himself into your mind with a show man routine, trying to force you to give him so much more leeway.

But the man on stage, that fake show man, that reality dressed as illusion, is different: This is not Louis C.K. or Dave Chappelle. That fundamental promise of entertainment cannot protect you: You cannot watch and relax. Because you are not safe.

Keep your guard up, tear the veil and see him for what he is: This time, the man on that stage can kill you.
I feel a numbing with the outrages. I don't feel we are safe but I surely wish we were.

Edit: The Sound of Science
Unsure how this fits in with the above commentary - but the resistance too, is entertaining.

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