The #MARALAGOACT is a real thing. Let's have some bipartisan fun supporting this bill, because we all deserve to know who has access to the man in the Oval Office.

G+: The #MARALAGOACT is a real thing. Let's have some bipartisan fun supporting this bill, because we all deserve to know who has access to the man in the Oval Office.

Text your zip code to +1 (520) 200-7940 to contact your federal and state lawmakers. Then you'll have their main office numbers, but you may want to look up their district and local office numbers on their own webpages, too.



Dems introduce MAR-A-LAGO Act to publish visitor logs
But the legislation likely faces an uphill battle in Congress.

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#AltHousekeeping: My List Of Chores

G+: #AltHousekeeping: My List Of Chores

The Good Housekeeping Institute has a list of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly chores. It's pretty comprehensive and for someone who's challenged in the organizational department, pretty unrealistic.

Here's my list of achievable daily chores:

Get up and have a bowl of Cracklin' Oat Bran
Leave bowl in sink for later
Straighten out bedclothes
Ermagerd WERK
Lunch, etc. leave dish in sink for later
Ermagerd BERK TER WERK
Quite often, a nap is needed
Dinner, etc. clean up dishes, wipe counter
(I'm supposed to sweep kitchen daily, apparently. Aspirational)

Weekends involves more napping and possibly cycling and laundry.

Some of the other household chores are handled by a cleaning service that keeps us honest, as we have to tidy and declutter to get ready for them. Daily decluttering? People do this? Wow.



Good Housekeeping Institute’s chores list is absurd – try this instead | Life and style | The Guardian

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What Trump Needs Now Is A Short, Victorious War (with BBQ)

G+: What Trump Needs Now Is A Short, Victorious War (with BBQ)

After a tumultuous few days of insulting the heads of state of various countries by phone (or threatening them via the Tweeter), Trump may think he's on a roll. Except for that embarrassing Yemeni excursion that ended so tragically, of course, but he won't spend much time brooding on that. He won't accept any blame, it'll all be dumped on the military that went in on his poorly informed say-so.

Frankly, I shudder to think what platitudes he will trot out to grieving families in the future.

The best he could hope for right now to stiffen the spines and nether parts of his staff, generals, and the Christofascists in Congress is a short, victorious war.

Instead of beating up on Iran and risking something really awful, may I suggest a warm-up exercise? How about Pig War II, with our erstwhile Canadian friends?

This time, instead of a shooting war, it would be a good old fashioned pig roast after some joint maneuvers (not those kinds of joints) in the San Juan Islands of the Pacfic Northwest.

Great idea, except that Canada is in mourning over some awful things that happened to Canadians who are Muslim, and Trump neglected to send his condolences for so long that it was pretty insulting

Maybe we could have Cow War instead, or Brat War up in Wisconsin? Paul Ryan loves him a good wienie roast.



The Pig War
The Pig War

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Shaka, When The Walls Fell

G+: Shaka, When The Walls Fell

Sometimes the metaphor or the allegory just writes itself:

Spicer, gaslight flickering on his face
Trump, when the ill wind blew
Bannon, weaving his webs
Conway and the Bear Buttons at Washington



A “Star Trek” Episode Shows the Next Phase of Human Communication
In one fascinating episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation traced the limits of human communication as we know it—and suggested a new, truer way of talking about the universe.

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Call Your Senator, Ask Them To Cancel Session Vote

G+: Call Your Senator, Ask Them To Cancel Session Vote

After the incredible events of Friday/Saturday, when the #MuslimBan went into effect and caused some travelers to be detained at major US airports, the people said NO to that bullshit and showed up.

Then the lawyers showed up, and the @ACLU showed up, and at least two legal stays were successfully argued in court (Brooklyn, and Washington).

Meanwhile, it seemed Attorney General-nominee Jeff Sessions was "assisting" with the Executive Order in some capacity. We can't have this in an ordered society. Trump chose to put forward an entire slate of unvetted, undistinguished Cabinet nominees, and with Senate GOP collusion, in Sessions' case the hearing was rigged to give only 5 minutes question time per committee member.

Unacceptable. The final vote is coming up next week and the senators have more unanswered questions, and now this report of improper involvement with the drafting or design of the "Muslim Ban" executive order. Sessions has no business consulting in any way until confirmed.

If you care, call your Senator and urge them to request the Sessons vote be cancelled, and a second hearing be scheduled with sufficient time for questioning allotted per committee member. There are TOO MANY problems with the Sessions nomination, and now there are more.

In the meantime, watch how Bannon is maneuvering to gain power in the White House. He will have a seat on the NSC, bumping at least two military and Intelligence Committee people down to "invited if in their wheelhouse" status. It's being talked about as a "soft coup."

It's only been a week. The American people have to keep showing up if we want to keep our country from becoming a failed democracy (if it hasn't already).



ACLU Letter to SJC – Second Hearing for Jeff Sessions

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