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I voted for the Democrat in every election since 1976. I appreciate honesty, kindness and courage. I loathe cruelty and indifference. I am Discordian. I mean you no harm. But if you are cruel, or indifferent, I may point and laugh. #stillwithher.

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – You Shall Not Pass

The Village News & Views September 20, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 244 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

If today’s banner looks familiar, it’s because I decided to re-use an old one. Two reasons: one, I’m swamped and tired, and two, we are right back at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, also known as Durin’s Bridge, ALSO known as THE REPEAL AND “REPLACE(HAHA)” OF OBAMACARE.

This time it’s called #GrahamCassidy.

You known what is going on, you know what is needed. If anyone is confused, comment and someone will help you out.

And now for your regularly scheduled randomness.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 243: Wiretapped.

Why Did The FISA Court Okay All This Wiretapping? A Lawsplainer!

Don’t let Gandalf’s sacrifice be in vain!!!!

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Still With Her

The Village News & Views September 13, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 237 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

Books! Books are cool. Some books are good, some are bad, some are funny, some are silly, some are serious, some are boring.

I know about books! I worked for 10 years at a public library! First, I shelved them, then I checked them out to people, then I supervised the circulation desk of a branch library.

I was surrounded on all sides by books!

Before that, I read a lot of books. Book were my friends, educated me, kept me company when I was lonely (and I was lonely a lot), fed my imagination and gave me comfort.

So I’m down with books.

Nowadays, I read digital format. I love being able to carry 50 books around in a small tablet form. I used to carry thick paperbacks around everywhere but that was quite a while ago. Hardbacks rarely, since I’ve generally had to watch my spending. Also, they are arm and shoulder breakers.

Books can carry all kinds of information, and some of that information is very useful and helpful to the Resistance.

Today, let’s share our favorite Resistance related books!

And now for your regularly scheduled randomness.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 236: Clandestine Efforts.

Wonkette – The 19 Books Hillary Clinton Should Write Next

Shakesville – Hello

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Boo

The Village News & Views September 6, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 230 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

Nothing special today, mostly DACA with… oh… the banner?

Well, in case you hadn’t noticed, the stores are already putting out their seasonal candy and spooky merchandise even though it’s barely September. To tell you the truth, that’s okay with me. I love Halloween… Samhain… Dia de los Muertos… Whatever you choose. I’m not sure why October 31st became my favorite holiday, except perhaps that it wasn’t attached to so many conflicts some of the later in the year celebrations are heir to. Thanksgiving is problematic if you acknowledge that the arrival of the Pilgrims didn’t turn out so well ultimately for the Native Americans. Christmas has been a subject of contention for a number of reasons, not the least of which it has become a banner for the Right.

In any case, with a veritable living pumpkin inhabiting our nation’s highest office, the White House seems to have become a bit of a haunt.

And now for your regularly scheduled randomness.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 229: Rescinded.

Irma…

 

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Harvey

The Village News & Views August 30, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 223 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

Due to circumstances, today’s post is going to be a shell of its former self, but please enjoy your morning beverage, chat with your friends, discuss politics if it suits you, and keep the survivors of Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 222: Concealed.

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Omens

The Village News & Views August 23, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 216 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

Banner photo courtesy NASA, though I don’t think it is from this week’s eclipse. But you get the idea. Banner caption should be, “Is this a hint or something?”

This week… I got nothing. So today’s theme is Pause and Re-Group.

However I reserve the right to throw some random stuff out here and… oh, but you’re used to that by now, right?

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 115: Principled Realism

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality – If you haven’t done this, we are going to run out of time to comment rather shortly.

DK: While Pres. Trump took to TV to talk about War, Rev. Barber II came to Topeka to talk about Hope

Music after the break – WARNING! NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Oh the Humanity

The Village News & Views August 16, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 209 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

The banner picture is a crowd shot from the original (my favorite) 1967 movie The Producers. This is the crowd’s reaction during the first few minutes of Springtime for Hitler, before they start laughing. My mental caption for it is, White Men in Horror! If you haven’t seen the movie, I don’t know you.

Oh alright, I know you. You dear sweet innocent young thing!

Mel Brooks said in an interview in 2001, “If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win…That’s what they do so well: they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can’t win. You show how crazy they are.”

When our waking hours become so inundated with shock, and entirely appropriate horror, what can we do?

We’re already #Resisting with all our might. Are we really supposed to be able to laugh?

For now, it may be too soon. So don’t worry about laughing, yet. But we can acknowledge just how pathetically cartoonish the man occupying the White House is become.

Dangerous? Oh yes. But nevertheless, a nasty, evil, pathetic cartoon.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 208: Retweet rampage.

TechCrunch.com – FCC adds 2 weeks to comment period for the proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Mixtape

The Village News & Views August 9, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 202 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread. Today the subject is music as political activism.

Music is ephemeral. For many of us, it expresses emotions that are sometimes hard to capture any other way. The right song can make us cry, help us laugh, give us courage to fight, show us the way to compassion.

Music and politics have been uneasy, but inevitable bedfellows for as long as both have existed. I’ve linked some articles below that offer some takes on pop music and modern politics, but today I am going to focus on two songs and their music videos in particular.

I’m going to start with something that remains to me one of the all time most significant acts of musical Resistance from the modern age.

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Out My Back Door

The Village News & Views August 2, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 195 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

I’ve decided that apart from a brief look back in the article links below, it’s a good day to deny the WH and its Resident very much of my (and your) time and attention. Because you can totally burn out on the volume of fail, and the onrushing of anxiety.

So check out the article links if you wish, and then let’s try some other random things.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 194: Dictated.

Rantt – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 27th Unpresidented Week As POTUS

Shakesville: Bernie Sanders, What Are You Even Doing Now?

And now for something completely different…

Sometimes it helps to be reminded we are only a small planet after all…

Because we need escape sometimes… (and Idris Elba is a god…)

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Road to Nowhere

The Village News & Views July 26, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 186 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

You know what happened. You know who did it.

Guess what? Keep calling.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 187: Too close to call.

Rantt – Republicans Are Destroying The Senate To Pass A Healthcare Bill They Haven’t Read

And now for something completely different…

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Declaration of Sentiments

The Village News & Views July 19, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 181 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.

On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel External in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention had been advertised on July 11, 1848 in the Seneca County Courier. Despite the minimal amount of publicity , there were an estimated 300 attendees at the inaugural meeting.

Today in History – July 19

I’m going to leave the discussion of history to those better suited to it, but I didn’t want to ignore this particular event, since our Village began as a support system for those who were determined to elect our country’s first woman to the office of President.

This campaign boasted many firsts, including the first female nominee by a major party. Also, the first woman Presidential nominee to win the popular vote.

While we are bombarded daily now with revelations and implications suggesting that without interference from foreign actors and cooperation or collusion by the opposing campaign, we might have seen a different outcome, we continue to redouble our efforts in the spirit of our candidate, to Resist the tainted GOP and Trump agenda to the best of our abilities.

Women power this Resistance, aided and abetted by our male allies who love and seek justice for all human beings.

WTFJH Yesterday – Day 180: Dead on arrival.

You may have already seen it but just in case, I wanted to make sure it was brought to your notice…

Ida B. Wells-Barnett fought to make black lives matter on DK by Denise Oliver Velez

OurBodiesOurselves.org… Science Says Period Brains Aren’t A Thing: Women Are Not Surprised

Twitter Warrior and Clear Thinker Marcus H. Johnson — Why isn’t voter suppression considered political corruption?

 

And now for something completely different…