Defiance Friday

So, I’m writing this on Thursday night because I’m joining in the protest events here in New Orleans in the morning. It all starts with a mock jazz funeral for Lady Liberty.

The Next Right Thing
10:30 a.m., Congo Square
The Next Right Thing — a march of “satire and dissent” — meets at Congo Square in Armstrong Park at 9 a.m., assembles at 10:30 a.m., marches at 11 a.m. toward the Mississippi River Moonwalk and marches toward Frenchmen Street at 1 p.m. There, an “inaugural ball” will be held at clubs along Frenchmen Street. A children’s parade starts at 3 p.m. The event ends at Check Point Charlie at 6 p.m. The children’s parade encourages costumes, signs, decorated wagons and floats. Families can meet at Washington Square Park for a picnic before the children’s parade.

4e96a4c8b259bf7c3032d3feb25fdd9aThere are many major protests planned for the next few days as I sadly watch the best of our country fade into whatever Orwellian dystopia awaits. This week’s cabinet hearings have been a major dumpsterfire.  I can’t imagine something better to do with the next few days other than to protest or wash your hair and read a good book.  Just don’t watch the TV unless it’s to watch the Women’s March on Washington or one of the Sister Marches planned for Saturday.

Event: The Women’s March on Washington

Date and time: Saturday, Jan. 21. Rally begins at 10 a.m.; march begins at 1:15 pm

About: In what is billed to be the largest event countering the president-elect’s inauguration, the Women’s March is bringing together a spectrum of advocates representing diverse communities. More than 213,000 people have said on the event’s main Facebook page that they plan to attend. The rally will feature a star-studded lineup of celebrities, including Cher, Katy Perry, America Ferrera, Scarlett Johansson, Chelsea Handler, and many more.

Event: ‘Sister Marches‘ around the world

Date and time: Details are listed here

About: Organizers are boasting that as many as 1.3 million people plan to participate in “sister marches” around the world in solidarity with the headlining Women’s March on Washington. More than 600 different demonstrations are planned in every major city in the United States and as far away as Australia, South Africa, Japan, Argentina and throughout Europe.

imageNYC saw a major protest event on Thursday night with celebs the Hair Furor can only dream about.  It’s probably why he was grousing all evening and not looking very happy during his little–emphasis on LITTLE–gathering. Oh, look where Robert DeNiro was and wasn’t.

De Niro was the first celebrity speaker to take the stage at the rally, which included thousands of attendees stretching across at least five blocks. The actor read mean tweets about the president-elect, adding that he thinks Donald Trump is “a bad example of this country and this city.”

Baldwin appeared to speak and insert a few Trump impressions along the way, commenting on Trump and his cabinet picks. “These people are a disgrace, but there is hope,” said the actor. “Trump and Pence think you’re going to lay down. That’s one thing about New Yorkers: You don’t lay down.”

Sharpton hyped the crowd after Baldwin’s speech. “This is Donald Trump’s hometown, but the hometown folk do not behave like Donald Trump,” he said. “America is already great, and we will make it even greater!”

Moore had somber words for the event: “We’re at a very dangerous moment in history,” said the filmmaker. “As bad as you think it’s going to be, it’s going to be worse. The good news is there are more of us than there are of them.”

Sally Field, talking about the labor movement, told the crowd: “I am a proud union member and have been for 52 years.” On the union fight for minimum wage, she said, “If we all stick together like we are now — if we all fight for dignity … we will find paths to victory over the next four years. Please, dear God!”

Ruffalo offered a hopeful note: “Man, I needed this. Did you need this?” he said to big cheers from the rally. “We’re coming here tonight to protect something precious to us, and that’s each other.”

Cynthia Nixon offered a message to the LGBTQ community: “We are not going back … we are here, we are queer and we have no fear!” She added to the Muslims, Mexicans and “straight while males” in the audience: “The LGBT community has got your back.”

Kremlin Caligula is not very well liked in his home town. Even Boston’s ducklings are in on the protests wearing bright pink pussy hats!

a958e74e13fb583ab9b877767c41b946We have to protest.  They’re about to give our country away to their cronies.

In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women’s healthcare facilities, Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land. In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.

At stake are areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forests and Federal Wildlife Refuges, which contribute to an estimated $646bn each year in economic stimulus from recreation on public lands and 6.1m jobs. Transferring these lands to the states, critics fear, could decimate those numbers by eliminating mixed-use requirements, limiting public access and turning over large portions for energy or property development.

Well, the Republicans are getting ready to have an easy signature for whatever they want in the Oval Office, the connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow get clearer and murkier simultaneously.  It certainly appears that we were sold out to a foreign hostile state.

The New York Times is reporting that American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are investigating “intercepted communications” that potentially show ties between longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone and Russian officials.

The report confirming the ongoing investigation comes after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election by hacking the Democratic National Committee, as well as reports that the FBI and five other intelligence agencies have been investigating whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided Trump’s presidential run.

In July, reports surfaced that Trump’s foreign policy advisor on Russia and Europe, Carter Page, made almost his entire fortune off of investments in Russia. Soon after, NBC News reported on alleged payments to Donald Trump’s then-campaign manager Paul Manafort from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych from 2007-2012. Roger Stone, a racist, sexist conspiracy theorist — who has previously claimed that there’s “greater freedom of the press” and expression in Russia than in the U.S. — has now also been implicated as another one of Trump’s associates currently under investigation. Media Matters first exposed Stone in August 2016, after he claimed to be in contact with Julian Assange regarding an “October Surprise.” In early October, Stone reassured anxious Alex Jones listeners that the “motherload” was coming.

The report, which will appear in the January 20 edition of The New York Times, confirms that intelligence agencies are investigating “intercepted communications and financial transactions” between Russian officials and Trump allies Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page. The report notes that the “continuing counterintelligence means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him.”

The White House is empty tonight.  The man about to get the nuclear codes is under active investigation by US Intelligence Agencies for ties with Russia.

And DC police have just lobbed tear gas at Protesters there.

Police in Washington, D.C. deployed tear gas as hundreds of protesters gathered outside a pro-Trump gala Thursday night. Local media reports that some attendees of the “DeploraBall” were hit by objects and clashed with anti-Trump protesters as they left the National Press Club. Some protesters, blocking the street, called gala attendees “racists” and “Nazis.” Other protesters set fires in trash cans and in the middle of the street. There was also a 15-foot-tall white elephant with a banner labeled “racism” on its side. Police arrested several people.

I don’t know how much more of this these old bones can take, frankly. But, I will be there with signs … regardless.

Does my sassiness upset you?

What’s on your reading and blogging list today?

Me on the Mighty Mississippi for the mock Jazz funeral of Lady Liberty.  You can actually see me around 2:48 for a sec on the video at WDSU so I can prove that I actually walked!!

me-on-the-mississippi-river-for-the-right-thing-protests

Update with video:

Ladies of the NOLA Abortion Fund. 

So these photos were taken in Congo Square prior to the march.  Th photo of the with the blue umbrella is of downtown New Orleans on Canal Street.

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97 Comments on “Defiance Friday”

  1. Jslat says:

    Tragically we must witness these events. Miraculously we will rise. Don’t be broken, bowing down your head. Look up and fight through. We shall overcome this, too.

    Thanks for Maya’s poem. Strength to us in this struggle. We are not alone. There are millions of us!!!

  2. Mary Brown says:

    The New Orleans protests sound like great fun! On my way to DC today. As is my sister-in-law, who is going to the inauguration and one of the balls, and posted all excited today on Facebook.

    I just hope for the March tomorrow, there will be only the usual suspect jerks protesting it, and not the anarchists.

  3. RonStill4Hills says:

    Mother and sister are on their way to DC for the Women’s March.

    We will march in Atlanta.

    This thinking of sign ideas. So far I am leaning toward:

    “WE AIN’T PLAYING WITH YOU M0TH3RF#CK3RS!”

  4. Pat Johnson says:

    I refuse to sit through this babble and pretend what is happening is “normal”.

    We all recognize the truth of this illegitimate election of a wholly unqualified and mentally disturbed man.

    This Liar in Chief is not my president. I refuse to honor this disgusting satyr who is about to erase decades of gains made on behalf of the common good in favor of rich men who want more and more while leaving us less and less.

    To hell with Trump and those greedy bastards he brought with him.

  5. Fannie says:

    Just a week ago I was watching Maya video, it so inspires me, to yes, dance. Jslat, you are right, keep on keeping on, and keep your head up, be proud that you come to the fight to overcome this racist and sexist dictator, and put down the republicans who have fooled the working class poor of this country, and allowed for Russia to interfere in our election.

    Remember Pres. Obama first executive order? Note how the conservatives lied about it, but the congressional records shows that on the day after being sworn in (21 Jan 2009), his first executive order (13489) rescinded George W. Bush’s, 1 Nov 2001 executive order #13233 (he sealed presidential records), and Pres. Obama opened all presidential records to the public for viewing.

    Now more than anytime, we must expose and question the lies they are about to spread over the media, and the world.

    We must fight back, and let the truth LEAK OUT.

  6. roofingbird says:

    Does anyone have ideas for doing a facebook checkin, for those of us at home? I’d do one for for the location ends if I knew where

  7. Sweet Sue says:

    I’m watching “The King and the Chorus Girl” with Joan Blondell on TCM-pretty good.
    Who knew “The Prince and the Show Girl” was a remake?
    I’m not a man, but Joan Blondell is more appealing than the somnambulant Marilyn Monroe.
    What??

  8. janicen says:

    If you’re like me, you didn’t watch television but social media did give me some reasons to smile. Here’s what KellyAnne wore today…

  9. palhart says:

    I was at lunch and the bar tv had the inauguration on. What he promised will be scaled down or forgotten by the republicans. Of course, he talked to his base about never forgetting them. His vision can only grasp the past or the unreal world he lives in. It was a bullshit speech looping around no new ideas, only his campaign speeches, without the bragging, taunting, and insults. Sober, he is a dull man.

    As an aside, he graduated from Penn with a BS degree. No Wharton MBA graduate here, only a liar.

    • palhart says:

      Thank God, I couldn’t hear all of his speech because, as a progress-loving democrat, there was nothing uplifting or hopeful to be heard. Where I see problem areas, some like crime decreasing, he sees a darkness of American carnage. It’s likely a reference point when there is violence that he can say that he predicted it.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      If you want to see what you’re losing, what we’re losing, compare the 2 pages.

      • NW Luna says:

        We are so fk’d.

        • dakinikat says:

          I just don’t think we’re going to recover for that. On a bright note, I’m still looking at the property.

          • babama says:

            Is it on a certain good smelling flower name Lane on the south end of that island? If so we’ve looked at it too. We looked on that island for about 2 years, would you like my take? Or, do you have the info you need?
            S J islands still our dream, but prices have gone way up. Whidbey has good community. Noisy military planes in some places. We may have to be in CA longer due to ACA and family. Every option has downsides. Close to priced out of where we are currently.
            Happy house hunting!

    • gregoryp says:

      “Standing up for our Law Enforcement Community” must be code for “Police can kill any and all black people they want with total impunity.”

    • dakinikat says:

      Okay. That’s the one that depressed me so much I had to take a nap.

  10. William says:

    None of this should have happened, and would not have, had President Obama stepped up with real fortitude. Maybe it’s small-minded of me to be thinking that today, but it has been on my mind ever since the election. Does anyone doubt that if Obama would have made a major speech to the nation a couple of months before the election, about the Russian influence which his Intellligence agencies had confirmed, Hillary would have won? Or (forget even any “ands”) if he had his Justice Department fight against the voting suppression laws passed by Republican legislatures which had been taken over during his presidency? Or if he simply had AG Lynch tell Comey not to send the letter to Congress? Any proactive actions taken in this context would have prevented the fascist/Russian takeover of the country. It is far more difficult to fight fascism once it has taken over, than before it has. And I always come back to Obama, who at lesat in my opinion, put a distaste for “sullying himself with partisan politics,” or getting entangled in combat with the rabid Far Right, above doing what desperately needed to be done to stop them. And I am certain that his many followers are going to shift any of this onto Hillary, so that Hillary is the one who is going to be blamed for Trump and for the rabid Republicans running the country. And all of it is simply sickening.

    So now we have no House control, no Senate control, no state legislature control. We don’t even have the swing seat on the Supreme Court, because Obama didn’t fight for the appointment. So the insane zealots can pass virtually any law, and make it virtually impossible for anyone other than themselves to vote. And we are very close to what Europe experienced in the 1930’s. And our one hope is that we are not a nation with an authoritarian past, like many of those countries. But we have a carefully gerrymandered system in which a minoriry gets to act like a majority, and dictate to people who never voted for any of it. And a compliant media which will be cowed by threats and lawsuits. So if people are going to fight, as they should, they had better quickly figure out how to organize, and who the legitmate leaders of this effort should be. And to stay far away from the elderly man with the white hair and the waving hands and pointing fingers, who is in it for his own ego gratification, and is pointing to the dliff which he invites the naive to hurtle off.

    • Sweet Sue says:

      William, I wish I could offer a more positive view of the situation, but I can’t.
      Maybe, because I’ve lived a long time and am relatively clear eyed but I think that you’re exactly right: the circumstances and outlook are dire.

      • William says:

        Sue, the one hope is that America is not Europe of the ’30’s, as far as having a history of kneeling to authoritarians. But of course, our side has no control of any institution. In the Nixon era, we controlled the Congress, and the Court was moderate. That is what saved us then. And also, Trump and his people an do inestimable damage even if we manage to make gains electorally, which is no sure thing. This new Secretary of Agriculture, is the worst ever; and he along with the EPA head, will dispoil the land, poison the crops and the air and water. And that is not easily undone. The economic stuff can be reversed, even if with pain; but the environmental damage likely cannot. And I don’t know how the few Democrats in power can stop the lockstep Republicans in their quest to turn the country into a version of “Soylent Green.”

        • William says:

          I am hoping that somehow CA will fight against all of this, and keep the fruit and vegetables safe. CA may be the beacon, leading the way against the rest of the country. If so, you and your family are more than welcome to come! And anyone else here, too!

        • babama says:

          They are a wrecking crew, ship breakers. Their goal is to founder the ship of state and plunder the wreckage. Trump, Bannon, Grover Norquist, they’ve all said so essentially. Hot on the heels of that are the Dominionists, Pence, De Vos, Eric Prince, et al. We are the swamp they want to drain, “the swamp of liberalism, secularism, humanism, and human rights.” It is fundamentally eliminationist ideology. We have lost control of our Government, but I think we still have the advantage in the arts, education and ngo sector. We could lose that if we don’t form a big enough coalition to protect them.

          We mustn’t let them get control of enough state legislatures to amend the constitution:

          http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-republican-constitution-amendment-20161205-story.html

          We must do everything we can to support, educate, and strengthen our young. They are going to be the ones who have to adjust, survive, keep going, and restore whatever can be redeemed out of this unfolding horror. It haunts me, what great sin is being committed against them. “Sin” is a word I don’t use. In this circumstance it fits.

    • NW Luna says:

      And I wonder what’s happening to the IC investigations into communications between Russia and Trump right about now. ….

    • gregoryp says:

      I believe there was massive election fraud that has been swept under the rug. I am not sure we live in a functioning democracy anymore especially in certain states like North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and some others.

    • purplefinn says:

      Interesting that this factual story was published in

      The Guardian . Can’t imagine a major U.S. newspaper printing this.

      • joanelle says:

        What I find really interesting is that it took the Republican Party, FBI collusion, another major foreign entity to insure that Trump won, to ‘beat the girl’

  11. NW Luna says:

    Although they talk “Women’s rights are human rights,” Hillary’s name is not on the Women’s March organizer’s list of honorees.

    Just found that out last night and it hit me in the gut.

    • Fannie says:

      Luna, I went to battle, and cursed a few women out, and was told that Sanders is the bigger movement, and Hillary should have selected Elizabeth Warren, and that I am too damn militant! That I should listen to the policies of Sanders………….oh hell NO.

      I was pissed, and finally said, March for whatever, whoever……….Me, I march for Hillary Clinton, and they can take a few names off the list, because they would never have allowed this crap from other women.

      • purplefinn says:

        Thanks for your stance!

      • William says:

        Fannie, Brava. You have just witnessed another exemplification of the puritanical sanctimony of the Left, and the Sanders’ “movement.” They are toxic and spiteful. And it is the most overstated “movement” since Birnam Wood came to Dunsinane. They are about 10% of the population, if that. They just yell and whine and condemn like they are more. The march should have been vastly inclusive, but they are utterly exclusive, like their own high school clique.

        • NW Luna says:

          Yeah, the purists who brought us Trump.

        • Fannie says:

          When they decided to use her “woman rights is human rights banner”, and didn’t give her credit, it just caught my ass on fire. She is the magnet that gave us 3 million more votes.

          And I didn’t watch Trump today, but after dinner, I sat down for Rachel. I have never seen such a low turn out, and he probably paid them to attend.

          Tomorrow, I am going to bring a wine glass, dance, and break it………Oh, it’s going to have Hillary Clinton’s name on it too. Shatter the damn glass.

      • babama says:

        Fannie, Good on you! I’m so proud for you.

      • Riverbird says:

        Thank you, Fannie.

    • purplefinn says:

      Ridiculous. The sign I will carry tomorrow is “Women’s rights are human rights” precisely because it is what I feel and that it is a quote from Hillary.

    • babama says:

      Take action! Email them, FB or Tweet if you do those. I let them know how I felt about it this morning and I’ve already gotten 3 friends to do the same (so far):

      “WTF?? Not listing HRC as an honored woman? Are you F’ing kidding me?? This reflects a narrow minded and petty cattiness that plays right into the opposition’s tiny hands. The same hands that are now controlling our nuclear arsenal. It gives me no confidence that this group will ever have my back in any real way. Our only chance to win is as a broad coalition. I have zero interest in marching in the streets as a lifestyle statement. I’m in it to win it or I’m stayin’ home. Women’s March, you need to fix this stat!”

      Editors note at the beginning of this gives their email:

      http://wisewomenforclinton.com/add-hillary-clintons-name-to-the-womens-march/

      When I think of all the body blows HRC has taken for us, our sisters, daughters! Don’t even. Especially when they used her words in their vision statement without attribution or honor. This election has solidified my distrust for puritarians of any stripe. Who knew the singularity would arrive in the form of alt right meets alt left? Well, lol, I did see it coming about 10 years ago, Its why I left behind a beloved community and decades of street activism. Baba Yaga is right, “Perfection IS the enemy of good enough!”

      These misguided organizers are trying to control a mighty force, take my word, it will flow and converge and go right past them. Already, L.A. and Las Vegas marches have put out statements honoring Hillary and her supporters. I heard Seattle too? D.C. needs to fix this and fast, before it becomes a media thing. We all know they love a catfight, women fighting eachother sells. That does none of us any good. Not women, not the nation, or our issues.

      • NW Luna says:

        All the women (and men) I know who plan to join the March in Seattle Sat are doing it for Hillary!

      • purplefinn says:

        My email:

        Dear Sisters,

        How can this be a march for women without giving respect to the woman who has done so much for all of us?

        I’m not making this a march about Hillary – it’s a march for women’s rights and humanity. Hillary has led the way and contributed greatly to women’s rights. She is one of the most admired women in the world. She consistently stands up for women’s rights. She tirelessly stood up to Trump’s bullying and his demeaning of women. To exclude her from the list of honored women is egregious.

        From a Vox article: http://www.vox.com/2016/11/1/13480416/trump-supporters-sexism

        “Since the start of the Republican primaries, hundreds of thousands of words and hours of television airtime have been devoted to one question: What do Donald Trump’s supporters want? …………………

        But there’s another important factor that these analyses have largely left out: sexism. Three political scientists who studied the connection between sexism, emotions, and support for Trump found that the more hostile voters were toward women, the more likely they were to support Trump.”

        I feel the hostility in the omission of Hillary’s name.

        This mistake cannot be undone after the fact. Stand with women and give respect to Hillary and the others you have honored as I will as I join the march!

      • teele says:

        Thanks for the info. I sent an e-mail, with “Hillary Clinton not on your list of honorees?” as the subject line:

        “WTAF?

        I can’t go to Washington DC, because money. I was planning on staying at my shop most of the night, though, to make up wearable signs for myself and my friends so we can participate tomorrow in our crappy little “sister march” to be held here in [Tiny Town], Michigan. I just read your PDF listing of people you are honoring and your mission statement, and I’m not happy that you have left off the name of the woman who has, on behalf of all women and children, stood up with dignity and grace and courage to a quarter century of non-stop belittlement and abuse. A woman with an amazing work ethic, a woman who has appeared tireless (although I’m sure she is exhausted) standing up for, working on behalf of, and helping others. A woman of intelligence, compassion, and accomplishment. Fuck her, right? Lock her up, right?

        I definitely have better things to do than work my ass off tonight. If you are going to let a female Bernie Bro (yeah, I read the whole stinkin’ document) dictate who gets honored, I don’t need to put my poor old 63-year-old knees to the test tomorrow in the darkest part of a Michigan winter. I can quit worrying about other people and how they are going to make it through the coming apocalypse. I can let everyone fend for themselves.

        Okay, no I can’t do any of that, because it’s not who I am. But it does change what I will be wearing on my back tomorrow. I walk tomorrow to honor Hillary Clinton, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for not doing the same. If you don’t add her to the list of honorees, your march is nothing more than a menz-approved knitting bee. That makes you “girls”, not women.”

        • NW Luna says:

          teele, luv you!

        • teele says:

          I do want to let you know that our small town march did not have the 30 to 40 participants I was expecting. Between 300 and 400 people turned out, and we have had freakishly good weather today, sunny and in the 50’s. All ages, from toddler to eighty plus, all kinds of messages, and lots of determination. I think that the right’s mission to destroy the United States is going to be a little harder than they predicted. Today, at least, I feel like there are plenty of folks that are going to have each other’s backs.

      • Sweet Sue says:

        Go babama!

      • Fannie says:

        Wise women told me they wish it weren’t true, but they had hoped to have it rectified. I told them why two days before the MARCH, why? No answer. I have been busy calling and emailing and signing petitions for all those ashols that Trump nominated, and I was asked to sign a petition to put Hillary Clinton on the Woman’s March. I asked if they were kidding me, Hillary Clinton gave us a foothold in politics, and she deserved a special place.

        They were telling me to be silence, that women should work together. Fuck ’em I worked for Hillary Clinton, and that the principal she is the at the top.

        Last night, my last words to you all: I see that I am going to be waking up every morning, and saying to myself “it’s one of those fucking days”……..you just know it.

        Tomorrow, I’m in the street, rain, snow, I don’t care, I am there with my sisters across this land.

  12. purplefinn says:

    This article reports on more than the violent protests which mainstream media covers.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/2017-trump-inauguration-protests-233896

  13. NW Luna says:

    Good article w/video on the Seattle Womxns’ March, expected to be the 3rd biggest!

    Planned Parenthood is one of them — a group that has received such an outpouring of support that Cyndy Wilson, hired just before the election to work on outreach, said all she’s had time to do is to coordinate requests to help.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/thousands-to-stride-into-activism-at-seattle-womens-march/

    • babama says:

      That is a good video, very PNW. ❤
      Daughter and granddaughter will be there. 3.6 miles is a long march route.

      • NW Luna says:

        “be there” in Seattle?! Would be great to meet …. among 50,000 others. Some co-workers and friends are trying to meet up, but unless we can arrive together it may not work out. Most all mass transit here is surface so gets stalled in traffic. Well we should have things in common with whoever we’re end up marching next to!

        • babama says:

          Hopefully the march will finish before any rain starts. DD lives in North Seattle, we usually have good luck with the bus, driving the 5 through downtown is frustrating, there are good back ways, but no way is fast in Seattle anymore. Walking and talking ought to be fun, sure to meet new accomplices : ) I’m impressed with the long route and any one who can do it all. I’ve marched to the Center many times from Garfield, SCC, Cal Anderson Park, going back to High School days. This length is a commitment. May you all go as friends and have a superb time.

          • NW Luna says:

            I’m coming from the southwest. Due to logistics now with transit and traffic, it looks like my neighbors and I will go down and meet the main March at one of the join points a ways along the route. I hike so I’m not worried about the length. The organizers here also have options for those who are differently abled and will be riding the route, and those who will be doing shorter routes or need to exit early (several points to enter/exit along the way).

            Right now 60% chance of showers (sounds like drizzle/light rain) after 10 a.m., but we should be used to that here! Onward, solidarity, strength, and resistance!

  14. babama says:

    Ship Break (I’d like to think up lyrics to go w/ Prince’s “House Quake”)

    cchttp://money.cnn.com/2017/01/20/real_estate/trump-suspends-fha-premium-rate-cut/index.html

  15. Riverbird says:

    The Women’s March on Washington Facebook page has a post quoting Hillary’s “Women’s rights are human rights” phrase. I just commented on that post asking that Hillary be added to the list of women who are honored. #AddHerName is the hashtag.
    https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonwash/

  16. dakinikat says:

    https://www.truthexaminer.com/2017/01/hillary-clinton-just-explained-why-she-attended-the-inauguration-this-is-class-and-the-1-reason-she-should-be-the-president-right-now/

    Hillary Clinton Just Explained Why She Attended The Inauguration, THIS Is Class, And The #1 Reason She Should Be The President Right Now
    WRITTEN BY TRUTH EXAMINER (7 HOURS AGO)
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    After fighting a bitter and often personal battle during last year’s bruising presidential election, Hillary Clinton arrived for Donald Trump‘s swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C. Friday alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
    “This is not an easy day for anyone that supported her or believes in progressive values, let alone her,” a longtime aide tells PEOPLE. “But she did it, because she’s Hillary Clinton, and she’s there for all the right reasons, honoring democracy, and representing the values she ran on.”
    The Democratic candidate shared on Twitter that she was attending the swearing in ceremony.

  17. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      It has started.

      • dakinikat says:

        yeah. no kidding. And they just told the National Park Service they can’t tweet any more because those pix comparing attendance for the Inauguration. Guess I’m pulling the trigger and buying the acreage in the Puget Sound and starting my hippy buddhist dakini commune

        • NW Luna says:

          Hugs, love, and more hugz! Then we can camp out on my acreage in the summer for the SkyDancing Resistance commune!

          The Park Svc can’t tweet anymore? Because Putin’s PoodleUmp is a fking insecure prick.

  18. dakinikat says:

  19. MsMass says:

    In light of his executive orders, “Using similar orders, the new president also signed into law a new national day of patriotism” and the part of his speech demanding patriotism, this news item is chilling, if true.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/20/womens-march-canada-protesters-denied-entry-us?CMP=share_btn_fb
    especially asking if they are for Trump or against.

  20. Sara says:

    Here’s link re: Trump’s inaugural speech translated

    http://www.juancole.com/2017/01/translating-inaugural-original.html

  21. RinStill4Hills says:

    I heard that the White House took Civil Rights, LGBTQ issues and climate change off of their website. These people are hostile to all these things and their actions clearly illustrate that fact.

    This is not a case of the inmates running the asylum. Thing is the pitchfork wielding mob outside that believes that the inmates are witches, running the asylum.

  22. NW Luna says:

    I am patriotic. Therefor I march with my sisters and brothers for equal civil rights for all!

  23. RinStill4Hills says:

    We are at the Atlanta March. Raining but we are undeterred. MLK wasn’t afraid of no rain!!!

  24. NW Luna says:

    This is not good:

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  27. RonStill4Hills says:

    I have my Hillary hat and a couple of pins. I few dirty lols but no one has said take them off. 😀 Not a chance anyway. Lots of people pouring rain and all!

  28. RonStill4Hills says:

    Previous comments awaiting moderation. LOL. I accidentally spoofed myself!

    I see little girls, old ladies, old men and little boys.

    All groups represented. Every race age and gender identification. Glad to see that my people still exist.

    How can you ever be in the minority when your group is EVERYBODY!