Morning Meese, I got my copy of “What Happened” yesterday. I’ve read the first 30 pages and have gone through all the emotions…Love, hate, compassion, anger, happiness, sadness, optimism..Just in those first pages you can feel Hillary conveying them in her words. Going to be hell getting through this book I can see already. By page 21 I had already had to pull the tissues out. I think it will be cathartic for all of us to read it as I am sure it was for Hillary writing it. I can see by the time I finish I’ll probably be as angry as I’ve ever been by what has been taken from us but hopefully energized to push forward, stronger together.
The insidious bastards on the right will try anything to ram their crap down our throats…I say bullshit.
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.
Normally, I write my posts here and then copy and paste them for the DK Village. For whatever reason, today I wrote up my DK post first, and once I was done, I realized I didn’t really want to do the same thing here. So indulge me, even if you don’t sew…
What a week…Irma royally fucked up this week. From worrying I was going to end up like Dorothy spinning around in the air and see Fuckin Bernie on his bicycle to having to deal with the aftermath…All is well though, well except that the Donald and Bernie show is still playing to hoards of assholes.
Hillary has brightened up the week by going into her IDGAF mode and it’s glorious…
If you didn't like that book, try this one — some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy. pic.twitter.com/7dmVJ44mZu
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!
Today’s the day that some have been waiting for and others have been dreading; with all the differences of opinion, one thing that is certain is that very, very few have actually read The Book. Yes, a bookstore in Florida sold some copies early (that’s how some CNN reporters got their copies), and a few more pundits were given advance copies with embargo conditions. And yes, some excerpts were released early; approximately four pages out of 512. We know those excerpts have stirred up controversy in the media and on Twitter, but what’s different this time around is that there has been significant, astute, and articulate pushback. Today I’m posting some of the best.
Well, I guess we’ll find out come Monday if I will still be around or if my MH blows away which will mean I will be living on the beach. Gonna be an abbreviated missive as I’m not really up to doing much. Been getting bombarded about fucking Irma so much if I never hear the name again I’ll be glad.
Enough of my maudlin crap…Tweet’s is all I got.
Short and to the point thread
Hard fact on the whole "stop fighting 2016" argument: it'll end the second it's clear Bernie Sanders either isn't running, or isn't viable.
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.
February 1943: A real life Rosie the Riveter. Women were called on to do the work; the call is alive again.
Even though the calendar tells us that summer doesn’t end for another 17 days, for most of us, Labor Day is a key line of demarcation. It’s getting dark earlier; the evenings (in most places) are cooler; and here in Michigan, the kids are headed back to school. For me, August was a month of scaled-back Resistance. My calls were less frequent, and since my freshman rep refuses to hold town halls, there were a few days of picketing his office…but very few sightings of him were reported. (After Charlottesville, and after intense, vocal outrage expressed on his Facebook page, he did give a clear, unequivocal denunciation of white supremacists, but then disappeared again.)
Now recess is ending, and there’s a full plate for Congress coming up. Our Resistance is more important than ever: between funding for Harvey-hit regions; raising the debt limit; funding the government for the upcoming fiscal year; ensuring the ACA is strengthened, not gutted; and defending DACA through legislation, our legislators have a full plate…and lots of opportunity for making mischief. We’re not going to get quiet now. With so much at stake, we can’t get quiet now.
Kathy Griffin Is Doubling Down on Her Controversial Approach to Resisting Donald Trump
“I would be abandoning my principles as a comic and a human being if I backed off President Trump or any public person.”
Nicole Brodeur / Columnist: Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina on Trump, Putin: ‘I don’t think you want a future like this’
Activism begins at home for women resisting Trump
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 01:53
Wine, politics and change – women resist the agenda of President Donald Trump with a new kind of political activism. Jane Ross reports.
Every month since President Donald Trump took office, Melanie Willett has filled her Los Angeles home with like-minded women to engage in a new type of political activism. SOUNDBITE: MELANIE WILLETT, MEETING HOST, (English) SAYING: “We have wine and we talk about politics and we talk about what we can do to change it. And we do it in my home.” The meetings are part of the Solidarity Sunday network of feminist activist groups, whose aim is to resist the policies of the Trump administration. SOUNDBITE: MELANIE WILLETT, MEETING HOST, (English) SAYING: “We write our members of Congress, we write postcards, we take real action. Not just Facebook action…….there’s a lot of people involved and because there’s so many people involved doing the same action it’s powerful. You know, it works.” Solidarity Sundays organizers say there are groups meeting in over 100 cities in the U.S. and over 17,000 online supporters. Although men are welcome at Solidarity Sunday meetings, organizers encourage women to take the lead. SOUNDBITE: DARREN JAMES WILLETT, MELANIE’S HUSBAND, (English) SAYING: “I coordinate the childcare with a lot of my friends, men friends, and Melanie facilitates the activism.” Since Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the number of women who have contacted an elected official has tripled to 20 percent, according to research by media company theSkimm. As Trump marks 100 days in office, the women gathered at Willett’s home recognize there is still a long road ahead. SOUNDBITE: CHRISTINE LAMBERTSON, (English) SAYING: “It’s not like you can send a few postcards and everything’s fixed and we can all go about our lives…. This will be kind of a long slog. So we have to be prepared to continue to call and email and protest and take action for a while.”
Run for Something https://medium.com/@runforsomething/strategic-plan-f428a35d9451
will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.
We’ll take a chance on people the usual “institutions” might never encounter. We’ll help people run for offices like state legislatures, mayorships, city council seats, and more. We’ll do whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot.
1 We’re going to shout from the rooftops about running for office. Constantly. We won’t shut up about it. We’ll talk to reporters. We’ll talk to friends, strangers, the Starbucks barista — anyone. We’ll run online ads about it. We’ll be annoying. (You’ll love it.)
2 We’ll talk to every single person who expresses interest in running. Maybe over email, or gchat, or on the phone, or (gasp) in real life. This will take some time – but if this is what it takes to find new candidates, this is what we’ll do.
3 We’ll connect people to training organizations. Places like Wellstone, EMILY’s List, Latino Victory Project, She Should Run, Emerge, Higher Heights, and more are already off to the races with incredible conferences and curriculum. We’ll help feed people into these programs.
4 For some of those candidates, we’ll take our support to the next level: $$$ and staff. We’ll raise funds, donate to campaigns directly through state-level PACs, and help these folks hire professional staff who can keep the momentum going.
Musings On The Vagina Grabber In Chief:
National Day of Prayer from the Ant-Christ, Vagina Grabber, Pathological liar, morally bankrupt, all about him, adulterer, sexual pervert and white supremacy, bigot with Nazi DNA Klan loving failed business man and Traitor.
Photo Ops in Houston and Louisiana with People Of color that he would deport in a heart beat.
Texas and Louisiana State Legislatures should be made to pay for damage first before a federal cent is spent since their legislative behavior has led to catastrophic climate change or required to state legislatures to create policies to address climate change.