That O'Reilly is gone is a very very good thing.
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.
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.
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....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.
Edit: The Sound of Science
Unsure how this fits in with the above commentary - but the resistance too, is entertaining.
- And got the T-shirt
I got a postcard, a recorded call from him and another one from his young son (he did a great job).
He would have worked hard for us.
Most importantly, I hope a fair, non-partisan method of districting can be agreed upon and I hope the Medicaid expansion can come to Virginia so many more people can get medical care.