Sunday Reads: No Thank You, Pussy Hats and Clitoral Holy Veils

Good Luck

That is my new greeting from now forward, because with the fascist tRump leading our country…that is the best salutation you can expect.

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So many House Reps and Senate members are not attending the inauguration…I think the best reason was given by John Lewis, John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’ – NBC News

In an exclusive interview for “Meet the Press,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he believes Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate because of Russian interference in last year’s election.

img_2752That link will take you to the interview video which you can see in full.

More on the controversy here: Did Donald Trump Just Come for John Lewis During MLK Weekend?

I don’t want to re-hash the shit tRump said. It is too disgusting.

Here is a full list of Dems refusing to show up to Russia’s puppet swearing in party: WHIP LIST: Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration | TheHill

A growing number of Democrats are saying they won’t watch President-elect Donald Trump take the oath of office next week.

The majority of Democrats plan to attend the inauguration and uphold the tradition of watching the peaceful transfer of power, regardless of party. But after an exceptionally divisive election, some are breaking with the norm.
As Jan. 20 draws near, 17 Democrats have announced they’ll boycott the inauguration.

Check out the names at the link.

img_2756And as that link above from The Root points out…all this comes on the weekend before we celebrate the National Holiday of MLK Day. (At least most of us will celebrate it.) YIKES: Biloxi, MS Sends Out Tweet Renaming Martin Luther King Day ‘Great Americans Day’ | Crooks and Liars

You know, this shit is beyond contempt.

I shouldn’t be surprised that a state that has the confederate flag actually IN it’s state flag is racist. I mean, they are literally showing us their “patriotic” American views, right? And yet I was still shocked by this tweet that was sent out by the City of Biloxi’s office twitter account this afternoon:

https://twitter.com/CityofBiloxi/status/820047337863151618

Yes, they renamed Martin Luther King Day “Great Americans Day.”

Twitter jumped all over this, and rightfully so.

The tweet has been deleted…but thankfully…the internet:

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As some in the comment section of the C&L post observed, Mississippi was the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment. (Back in 2013)

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The City of Biloxi responded of course: Gilich: Change name to match federal holiday

And get the name of the mayor…

Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, responding to a flurry of comments about a city tweet today referring to Monday as “Great Americans Day,” believes the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday should take steps to update the city’s Code of Ordinances to reflect the official federal name of the holiday, “Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” commonly known as “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”

img_2757“In my opinion,” Gilich said, “that is the appropriate step to take, for the holiday to have the same name as the federal holiday.”

Added the mayor: “This city’s longstanding support of our annual MLK celebrations speaks volumes about our support for this holiday. In fact, we’ve always celebrated this day as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”

The issue arose this afternoon when the city tweeted a one-line sentence that said non-emergency city offices would be closed on Monday  “in observance of Great Americans Day.” The name has since been traced back to a City Council on Dec. 23, 1985 to proclaim the third Monday of every January “to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other great Americans who have made important contributions to the birth, growth and evolution of this country.”

Fucking hell…bullshit.

img_2761Speaking of shit…It’s the great port-a-potty cover-up for Donald Trump’s inauguration – The Boston Globe

It’s the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company — ‘‘Don’s Johns’’ — that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events in the nation’s capital.

Virginia-based Don’s Johns calls itself the Washington area’s top provider of portable toilet rentals. But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.

Workers have placed blue tape over the company name on dozens of portable restrooms installed near the Capitol for the inauguration.

What a basturd !

Donald Trump’s Press Conference Was Reportedly Packed With Paid Staffers Who Cheered for Him | Teen Vogue

img_2754PEOTUS Donald Trump 2016 No Entry Favicon: The Trump administration’s first blunder is an embarrassing web design oversight — Quartz

ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on 400 Highest-Income Households | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Had to give you those in a link dump. I just can’t take this shit anymore. ( I did read the Quartz article, now that was funny.)

I will end this post with some interesting articles, because I have to.

Leo Tolstoy and the Origins of Spiritual Memoir – Los Angeles Review of Books

TWO THINGS ARE TRUE about Leo Tolstoy in 1879. First, he had mostly given up on fiction, having published his two titanic novels, War and Peaceand Anna Karenina. The latter book exhausted him physically and morally: not long after its appearance, he termed his saga of adultery “an abomination.” He found novel writing to be a poor substitute for confronting religious issues and his existential lot. Second, because of his early literary acclaim and the immoral lifestyle it had spawned and enabled, he was miserable. He was so ashamed of himself that post-Karenina his ambivalent atheism collapsed and he sought a new relationship to the “truth.” He abdicated the throne of novelist and took up the mantle of religious critic — on the side of Christianity and against it.

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…he asserts, in defiance, that “Christian teaching plays no part in life; one never comes across it in one’s relations with others and one never has to deal with it in one’s own life.” He pegs believers as “stupid, cruel, and immoral people who think themselves very important.” He tags unbelievers as the finest people he knows: they have “[i]ntelligence, honesty, uprightness, goodness of heart, and morality.” He renounces religion in favor of “reading and thinking” — in essence, reason — and recalls that five years prior “my only real faith […] was a faith in self-perfection.”

More at the link of course.

 

Pink ‘Pussyhats’ Planned for Women’s March on Washington

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Molly Cleator, right, takes part in the “pussyhat” social media campaign to provide pink hats for protesters in the women’s march in Washington, D.C., the day after the presidential inauguration, in Los Angeles, California, January 13.

I want to make one of these hats…if I could just remember how to knit.

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The last two links are with a H/T to some Sky Dancers via Facebook:

Recently Uncovered – 1930s Map of US Medicinal Plants for Pharmacists | Homestead Guru

Modern medical science relies heavily on pharmaceuticals to treat patients. In fact, the use of medicinal plants has become taboo and is often labeled (incorrectly) as pseudo-science.

There was a time in American history when big-Pharma did not have such an influence on doctors, pharmacists, or medicine. During this time, pharmacists actually prepared medicinal plants for people in need to treatment.

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From natural plants to elements!

This awesome periodic table tells you how to actually use all those elements – ScienceAlert

 

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whether you’re looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?

Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome periodic table that gives you at least one example for every single element (except for those weird superheavy elements that don’t actually exist in nature).

There’s thulium for laser eye surgery, cerium for lighter flints, and krypton for flashlights. You’ve got strontium for fireworks, and xenon for high-intensity lamps inside lighthouses.

Oh and that very patriotic element, americium? We use that in smoke detectors.

First unveiled in 1945 during the Manhattan Project, americium is produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons in a nuclear reactor.

The resulting americium is radioactive, and while the tiny amounts of americium dioxide (AmO2) used in smoke detector produces alpha radiation to sniff out a fire, it will deliver approximately zero radiation to anyone living nearby.

I kinda want to tell you all about rubidium and how we use it in the world’s most accurate time-keeping devices, and how niobium can help make trains levitate,but you should just check out the periodic table for yourself.

Be sure to go to the link to see the interactive periodic table. It is very cool.

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And that is all for this Sunday, this is an open thread….


Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: US Good…Putin Bad

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Good Morning

Even this baby knows how bad things are.


I read a link on Facebook, it said that Twitter was deleting tRump’s Twit account. I got all excited!

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Of course, it is bullshit.

But isn’t it lovely to think so….that something like Twitter deleting tRump’s account, could actually happen.

Here are a few cartoons for you today. (My mom finally sees the oncologist today, so hopefully there is some action in the way of surgery planned. Soon.)

INTEL BREIFING: 01/06/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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NOT WHAT HE SAYS: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - NOT WHAT HE SAYS

01/10/2017 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Repeal and Destroy: 01/10/2017 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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01/10/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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01/06/2017 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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01/09/2017 Cartoon by Tom Stiglich

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01/11 Mike Luckovich: Stay! | Mike Luckovich

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01/10Mike Luckovich: Moscow on the Hudson. | Mike Luckovich

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01/08 Mike Luckovich: Unglued carpet. | Mike Luckovich

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I love the way Luckovich draws tRump’s little hands.

01/06 Mike Luckovich: All ears. | Mike Luckovich

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This is an open thread…


Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: Fuck this shit.

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12/14 Mike Luckovich: The real threat. | Mike Luckovich

I’m glad today is cartoon day, because after the super disturbing news feeds of slaughter in Aleppo, or the various tRump cabinet appointments/nominees and/or visitors to his Penthouse White House, be it breaking stories about tRump’s business ties are jeopardizing the US and the security threats they cause…and all the news from different states, how women are losing their rights and getting fucked with no source of day after pill. It is like every tweet that twit sends out only justifies the fear that grips me…and makes me numb.

 

 

 

 

12/13 Mike Luckovich: Hammer & combover. | Mike Luckovichlk121316-color

12/11 Mike Luckovich:Ho ho ho. | Mike Luckovich

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1211 Boyertoon: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Jeffrey Boyer

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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Merry Christmas Vlad: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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Gift Donations: 12/12/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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2016, a year to fear: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Jen Sorensen

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/11/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Russian Hacking: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Right Stuff: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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News Hole: 12/09/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

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12/13/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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12/11/2016 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

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Smart Guy: 12/13/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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Mr. Grinch: 12/12/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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Where Thanks Are Due: 12/11/2016 Cartoon by Sage Stossel

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12/09/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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12/08/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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This is an open thread.


Wednesday Hump Day Cartoons: Kiss Asssssssss

I saw a post on Facebook yesterday, it said that Media Matters is changing their focus from primarily Fox News to fake news websites and Facebook. The post was from a Politco page on FB.  So I take it to be true….right?

Media Matters to pivot away from focus on Fox News, as it names new president – POLITICO

Then you have political editorial cartoons, which are beautiful things.

That’s about as close to the truth as you can get…meaning there is absolutely no false news reports in that imagery.

Romney Kisses Trump Butt | DarylCagle.com
That is a Cagle cartoon, and they are very obsessive about their cartoons. Now that article also includes a discussion on how he came up with the idea.

I will give you links to the Cagle Cartoons below and hope that you visit the site and check them out.

Many of these are from foreign cartoonist. So you can get the feel of how #tRump is being received around the world.

Flag burning and Trump

World Powers and Europe

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Mr. Fish: Red Menace – Mr. Fish – Truthdig

Mike Luckovich: Blind – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

12/07 Mike Luckovich: Twit-elect. | Mike Luckovich

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12/02 Mike Luckovich: Shorthanded. | Mike Luckovich

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12/01 Mike Luckovich: Grand opening. | Mike Luckovich

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And from Politico Cartoonist Matt Wuerker:

12/05/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/01/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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12/05/2016 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

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12/05/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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Ain’t that the truth.

12/01/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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I think Dak may have used that Horsey one on her post this past week…

12/06/2016 Cartoon by Joel Pett

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12/06/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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12/01/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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Anti-Semitism roaches: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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Trump Transition Team: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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Swamp Tower: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Recount: 12/05/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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The Elites: 12/05/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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12/06/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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12/02/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Pearl Harbor: 12/06/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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THE U.S. PRESIDENCY: 12/02/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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Burner: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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NEW TEXAS LAW: 12/01/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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This is an open thread.

My mom has her specialist appointment today, this morning. We are driving down to Gainesville for that…so I’ve scheduled the post. I hope there are no formatting issues. If so, maybe Dak or BB can clean it up. I will try to pop in later on…if I can. Have a good day.


Lazy Saturday Reads: Trump “Values” Are Not American Values

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Good Afternoon!!

Here’s something we can do right away to let the PEOTUS know how we feel about his decision to install a white supremacist in the White House. A friend invited me to join this Facebook group that is asking people to send postcards from their states to Trump Tower between November 26 and 28. I sent invitations to my Facebook friends, so many of you will be getting them. Here’s the plan:

**IMPORTANT: Please do not send your postcard until NOV 26th**

**PUBLIC PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/235432800204102/

Instructions to participate:

1. Get a postcard from your state – any picture that represents your state.
2. In the message section, write this simple message: NOT BANNON!
3. Sign your name if you wish
4. Address it as follows:
Donald Trump
c/o The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
5. Affix a stamp – you can use a 35 cent postcard stamp, or a normal letter stamp.
6. Take a picture of your postcard that you can share on social media using the hashtag #stopbannon #postcardavalanche
7. Drop it in the mail between Saturday, Nov 26th and Monday, Nov. 28th to create a concentrated avalanche of postcards.

If you can’t send yours until later, don’t let that stop you.

**IF YOU CANT INVITE, WE RECOMMEND USING THE PUBLIC PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/235432800204102/

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Now invite, invite, invite! The more voices we can get in the mail, from the more states, the better. To make it go viral we will all need to share the details with our sphere of influence in whatever ways we feel comfortable. Feel free to copy and paste the details or even post your own public event. The more the merrier!

If you are unfamiliar with Steve Bannon, he is a white supremacist who is also the head of a media company that proliferates misogynistic, homophobic, and xenophobic views. The Donald is about to make him chief White House strategist. We have to stand up for American values against this man!

Let’s go national and send a message the old fashioned way!

Here’s something else people are doing. From the Indianapolis Star: 46,000 people have donated to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name since the election.

People on social media, ranging from regular Janes to celebrities, have been passing around Mike Pence’s official contact information.

Why?

To encourage others to make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name and send him a notification of the gift.

Planned Parenthood confirmed that people are putting their money where their tweets are. Of more than 200,000 donations made to Planned Parenthood since the election, 46,000 have been made in the vice president-elect’s name, according to the organization.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about what happened to VP elect Pence last night. From the LA Times: Mike Pence gets booed as he arrives for performance of ‘Hamilton.’

Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, took a break from planning the next administration on Friday night by attending the popular Broadway show “Hamilton.”

Though Pence received a smattering of applause when he arrived, the New York audience mostly greeted the Indiana governor with boos….

The hip-hop musical about one of the country’s founding fathers, with its multicultural cast and tale of immigrant pride, has been a favorite of liberals. One of its songs was first performed at the White House when creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was a guest of President Obama.

From Rolling Stone: Watch ‘Hamilton’ Cast’s Powerful Plea to Mike Pence.

Pence had initially received an icy reception from the New York audience, with video of the Indiana governor being roundly booedupon entering the Richard Rodgers Theater quickly circulating on social media.

However, upon the show’s curtain call, the cast and crew of Hamilton, led by actor Brandon Victor Dixon, had a strong message to deliver to the VP-elect. “There’s nothing to boo here, we’re all here sharing a story of love,” Dixon said. “We have a message for you, sir.”

“Vice President-elect Pence, welcome. Thank you for joining us at Hamilton – An American Musical. We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of ALL of us,” Dixon said.

Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the production, then again thanked Pence for attending a show featuring a “diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.” “We don’t have to fight one another. The beautiful part of this country is… we don’t have to agree, but we gotta live here, baby, and share with one another,” Dixon added.

Watch the video at the LA Times or Rolling Stone link.

PEOTUS has already sent two whiny tweets claiming that Pence was “harassed.”

PEOTUS is not a fan of the first amendment to the Constitution. I wonder if he realizes how millions of people are going to greet his inauguration? He is going to hear a lot of boos in the next four years–if he lasts that long. He’d better get used to it. This isn’t Venezuela or Nazi Germany yet.

Meanwhile, the Trump organization is already well on the way to turning the U.S. Government into a kleptocracy. You probably saw that photo of Ivanka Trump sitting in on a meeting between her father and the Japanese Prime Minister. Ivanka’s husband was there for part of the meeting too.

Think Progress: This isn’t just a photo of Ivanka Trump. It’s a middle finger to democracy.

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Donald Trump is leveraging his new position as president-elect to empower his business empire — and he’s doing it publicly.

We’ve known for some time that Trump didn’t plan to actually resolve the unprecedented conflicts his far-flung business interests presented.

Instead of liquidating his assets and placing them in a Qualified Diversified Trust, as President Bush did, or investing in index funds and government bonds, as President Obama did, Trump has done nothing.

He’s waved away concerns about conflicts-of-interest, saying that he would just hand over control of his business interests to his children.

He called this a “blind trust” but it is actually the opposite. A blind trust is when you hand marketable assets over to a neutral third party to control. The contents of the trust, since they can be traded at any time by the administrator, are soon unknown to you. Trump knows what his assets are and says he is handing them to his children.

Immediately after Trump’s election, he named three of his adult children — Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. — to his transition team. This means the same people running the Trump Organization will also be choosing the top officials in the Trump administration.

Now he is taking things a step further. In his first meeting with a head of state, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump invited his daughter Ivanka — who will likely serve as acting CEO of his companies — to participate.

Trump could have kept Ivanka’s participation private. Instead, his team handed out a photo featuring Ivanka.

Please go read the rest. They are thumbing their noses at all that is decent and ethical.

And remember that Trump hotel in Washington DC–right near the White House? Foreign leaders and diplomats will soon be able to bribe the President of the U.S. by staying in that hotel on their official visits. They will be able to do the same by staying in other Trump branded hotels and patronizing his golf courses and other businesses.

Washington Post: For foreign diplomats, Trump hotel is place to be.

Trump International Hotel, Washington DC

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About 100 foreign diplomats, from Brazil to Turkey, gathered at the Trump International Hotel this week to sip Trump-branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the U.S. president-elect’s newest hotel.

The event for the diplomatic community, held one week after the election, was in the Lincoln Library, a junior ballroom with 16-foot ceilings and velvet drapes that is also available for rent.

Some attendees won raffle prizes — among them overnight stays at other Trump properties around the world — allowing them to become better acquainted with the business holdings of the new commander in chief.

“The place was packed,” said Lynn Van Fleit, founder of the nonprofit Diplomacy Matters Institute, which organizes programs for foreign diplomats and government officials. She said much of the discussion among Washington-based diplomats is over “how are we going to build ties with the new administration.”

Back when many expected Trump to lose the election, speculation was rife that business would suffer at the hotels, condos and golf courses that bear his name. Now, those venues offer the prospect of something else: a chance to curry favor or access with the next president.

Perhaps nowhere is that possibility more obvious than Trump’s newly renovated hotel a few blocks from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue. Rooms sold out quickly for the inauguration, many for five-night minimums priced at five times the normal rate, according to the hotel’s manager.

Read more at the link, but prepare to be nauseated.

That’s all I have the strength for today. Please post your thoughts and links on any topic in the comment thread, have courage and hold onto your values for dear life.


Sunday Safety Pin Post


Good Morning

Nothing I can say or write will make things any easier.

The Safety Pin Movement Comes To America | Crooks and Liars

The Safety Pin Movement Comes To America

People in the United States are now wearing safety pins in solidarity with those who might be denigrated or made afraid in a post-election America.

I reported on the post-Brexit safety pin movement back in June.

Only to share these cartoons with you.

Passing the baton!: 11/12/2016 Cartoon by Shreyas Navare

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Popular Vote: 11/12/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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President-elect Trump: 11/09/2016 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

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11/12/2016 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

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11/12/2016 Cartoon by Joe Heller

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TRUMP WINS: 11/10/2016 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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11/09/2016 Cartoon by David Horsey

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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11/10/2016 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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11/10/2016 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

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Trump Says He’ll Be ‘Restrained’ With His Twitter Use As President

 

 

The End: 11/11/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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The Winner: 11/10/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

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Election Sweep: 11/09/2016 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Election Sweep

Role Model: 11/11/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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Mourning: 11/10/2016 Cartoon by Ed Hall

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by MStreeter

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by Bob Englehart

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11/11/2016 Cartoon by Phil Hands

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Rudy Giuliani, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, and the KKK apply for positions in the Trump Administrati: 11/11/2016 Cartoon by Kate Salley Palmer

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Life!: 11/11/2016 Cartoon by Shreyas Navare

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Coming Together: 11/10/2016 Cartoon by Paul Fell

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11/10/2016 Cartoon by Kevin Siers

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Florida AG Pam Bondi Joins Trump Transition Team

 

This is an open thread.


Live Blogging All Day: Souls to the Polls!

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Hello Nasty Women and Bad Hombres!   Did ya vote yet?

Well, after an exciting morning without electricity, I wandered on down to the Poland Avenue Fire station known as OFD Engine 24 and Ladder 4. I voted for Hillary!!! So, here’s my white pant suit look and a shot of the ninth ward, ninth precinct Souls standing in line for the Polls.

The gentleman signing in lives two doors down from me! He’s not getting around like he used to when I first moved to the kathouse over 16 years ago but he managed to vote!!   I actually talked to another black man a bit younger than me that said he hadn’t voted since high school! That means he skipped electing President Obama but made it here to vote for Hillary!  Every one here in New Orleans is standing in the longest lines we’ve ever seen and to my knowledge the old Morial/Landrieu machine is not up and running for anything!

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The most fun pictures are coming from Pant Suit Nation where I’m seeing the selfies being taking of mothers taking their young daughter to the polls.  We have a subchapter for Louisiana now and I’m seeing kids from all over the state pressing the button for their moms!

 

I’ve cried watching live video coming from Susan B Anthony’s grave. Lots of stickers and women paying tribute to this great woman! See that video on BB’s post right before this one!

 

I’ve laughed watching Donald Trump get boo’d at his local polling place so thought I’d let it give you a good laugh too!  I’ve shared it below!!!

I’m just so excited about today! Can you believe after all these years we’re finally here together and doing all this?

So, how was your voting experience?

Let us know!!!