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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Marching, Marching

G+: Marching, Marching

I'm planning to attend the Women's March in Rockford IL Saturday – schedule has opened up. Be there or be tainted quadrotriticale.



Women’s March Rockford
Rockford is very diverse. This is an uplifting and empowering event highlighting and bringing to light the diversity of women in our population. All people, whether identifying as female or not, are encouraged to stand together at this event. WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017 START TIME: 10am START PLACE: Lucette Salon & Spa – 508 E State St, Downtown Rockford END PLACE: Emmanuel Episcopal Church END TIME: 12pm End reception with information on ar…

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Twitter, where I have been spending most of my time lately, is borked from the combined onslaught of the "PEEOTUS" scandal and the Obama farewell speech

G+: Twitter, where I have been spending most of my time lately, is borked from the combined onslaught of the "PEEOTUS" scandal and the Obama farewell speech

Twitter, where I have been spending most of my time lately, is borked from the combined onslaught of the "PEEOTUS" scandal and the Obama farewell speech.

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And A Little Man-Child Shall Lead Them By The Nose

G+: And A Little Man-Child Shall Lead Them By The Nose

So this happened: Trump tweets about stuff HE wants us all to talk about. He sets the headlines for the day, he doesn't have to answer questions, and he can grab the attention of a news-starved press any time he wants.

Oh, and maybe follow Putin's lead about having more nukes.

Meanwhile the last time Trump held a press conference, it was July 27 and he was a complete joke.



Donald Trump has a brilliant media strategy

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This Week In "Bryan Fischer Is A Dolt: Hillary Only Won California"

G+: This Week In "Bryan Fischer Is A Dolt: Hillary Only Won California"

And all the other 19 states she won were rightfully Trump's because of the extra 3 million votes. Huh?



Bryan Fischer: ‘Hillary Clinton Won California, Donald Trump Won Everything Else’ | Right Wing Watch
American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer seems to be having a very hard time coming to grips with the simple fact that Donald Trump won the presidential election despite losing the popular vote by nearly three …

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Elf on the Shelf

G+: Elf on the Shelf

Originally started out as a promotional item with chocolate at Christmas, I think, and then people (like my mom) started collecting them. They came in different size and different colored elf suits, and the first I remember them was in the mid to late Sixties. The "Elf on the Shelf" picture book came later, after people started family traditions to use their collections of elves to mess with their kids' heads.



Elf on the Shelf isn’t a real Christmas tradition – it’s a post-truth doll for a post-truth age | Stuart Heritage | Opinion | The Guardian

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