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It Takes A Village – VNV Monday: We the People – 6/12/17

Grass Roots Activism- Our salvation



 

Resistance News:

Hillary Clinton

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York, the former presidential candidate said that she is now “part of the resistance,” and despite no longer holding office, she considers herself to be an “activist citizen.”

“I spent decades learning about what it would take to move our country forward—including people who clearly didn’t vote for me—to try to make sure we dealt with a lot of these hard issues that are right around the corner like robotics and artificial intelligence and things that are really going to be upending the economy for the vast majority of Americans, to say nothing of the rest of the world,” she said.

“I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women’s rights and opportunities central to American foreign policy and national security.”

Clinton gave the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for Medgar Evers, a college in Brooklyn, New York. While the nation’s attention was turned to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Clinton stayed silent on the revelations about his conversations with President Donald Trump, instead urging the graduating class to remember that “the work of justice is never finished.”

“The first months of this year saw a surge in hate crimes across our country,” Clinton said. “White supremacists are emboldened, and their numbers on the rise.”

She reminded the audience of the May 26 stabbing on a Portland commuter train, when Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, allegedly stabbed three men who defended two teenage girls from Christian’s “racist, xenophobic tirade,” as Clinton put it. One of the girls was wearing a hijab, and Christian reportedly made comments such as telling the girls to go back to Saudi Arabia.

Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died in the attack. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was seriously injured but survived.

“They stepped in front of those girls to block the abuse,” Clinton said. “Other passengers rushed forward to comfort and pray with the victims, and one victim’s last words as he was carried away by paramedics echoes what [Medgar Evers College President Rudolph Crew] said at the very beginning of this ceremony: ‘Tell everyone on this train that I love them.’”

 QUESTION OF THE DAY: What cause Hillary the Election:

During the 2016 election cycle, Bill Clinton met with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona ― a move that was widely discussed because it coincided with the Justice Department investigating his wife, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

After hearing about that meeting, Comey said he was prompted to bring the news of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails to the public spotlight.

When asked in his testimony on Thursday whether his decision was influenced by the meeting, Comey said, “Yes, in an ultimately conclusive way.”

“That was the thing that capped it for me that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department,” Comey said.

 

 Musings On The Vagina Grabber In Chief:

Republicans are well on their way to repealing the Affordable Care Act, putting millions of people at risk of losing their health insurance. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday took steps to fast-track their efforts, sidestepping the typical committee hearings in favor of closed-door meetings. And many Republicans are avoiding their own town hall meetings, where the subject is likely to come up. 

As progressive New York Times writer David Leonhardt notes, the Comey hearing has relieved some of the pressure Republicans faced in previous months against their health care plans. But it shouldn’t, he says.

“Even amid the Comey testimony, and all of the attention it deserves, don’t let health care be forgotten,” Leonhardt wrote this week. “It’s too important.”

    On Thursday, while every major news channel was trained on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was busy defending the Trump administration’s budget before the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee.

Under the proposed budget, the Department of the Interior — which manages about 500 million acres across the country — would see its funding cut by 13 percent. Climate programs, in particular, would take a substantial cut, seeing reductions of around 80 percent

Not The Onion: Trump proposed covering his untenable border wall with solar panels

British election breakfast

 

We had an election in Britain this week. The Conservatives won, though not quite convincingly enough to have a majority in Parliament on their own. Since the seven elected on the Sinn Fein ticket will not be taking their seats (they won’t take the oath of office which involves pledging allegiance to the Crown), the magic number is 322 — and the Conservatives are 4 short of that. For all the praise being lavished on Jeremy Corbyn, Labour are 60 short of that figure, having gained 30 seats. Theresa May continues for the moment as PM, since she’s going to make some accommodation with the Democratic Unionists, a bunch of anti-abortion, anti-gay climate deniers from the Northern Irish Protestant community.

TGIF….Don’t lose hope!

 

While the tactless,inept spin the Republicans came out with yesterday isn’t really anything different than they’ve boorishly used for years against us Democrats the difference is twofold now. They are aiming at a singular person, James Comey,which is going to be part of their downfall and they are trying to take on society as a whole in a liberal bent. Comey is not what they should be worried about and it’s kind of a relief that they are spending so much capital on him. His testimony started the cracks in Trumps armor and got his difficulties with Trump out in the open.

Their worry should be with Mueller as he is going to be the final arbiter with whatever is unearthed by his inquiry into the Russian collusion and it’s tie-ins with Trump and his basket of deplorables. It won’t do them any good though no matter what they do at this point because even a blind person can see they are all as guilty as sin.

What we are hoping for is to see evidence of an ever widening net corralling as many as the Repukes as possible.

Couple of observations…
1. What evidence do they have that is classified that’s not seen the light of day?
2. Have the Congressional IC’s been told any of this yet?
3. Could the reason that they might not have been told be because it’s more extensive than imagined with more politicians involved and the FBI and IC can’t trust anyone at this time?
4. If the evidence is strong as we believe why aren’t the Repukes folding, which plays into #3 or are they just that stupid?
5. With the partisan leanings of the Repukes can any of them be trusted with evidence?
6. Has PBO been briefed on any of this? He is the calm smart one ya know? Just wondering…:)

Real wingdinger here..Trump’s 20% of deplorables will be believe this though I think the evidence will cancel this type of bullshit out. It’s them grasping at straws and it pisses me off…

 

Thread…

Important…Call your Senators

As always I end with “our girl”, Hillary!

 

This is your Friday thread…Fire away!

 

 

It takes a village: SHOWTIME!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, the American people can’t let this go.

 

 

 

This is your Thursday thread .

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Soon

The Village News & Views June 7, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All


Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 139 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread. Today’s theme is…. Soon™

What does Soon™ mean? Does it mean we can soon expect 45 to be impeached by a recalcitrant Republican-controlled Congress?

Unlikely.

Does it mean we can soon expect Comey to drop some kind of bombshell in his testimony before the Senate on Thursday?

Not necessarily (though it would be really cool).

Does it mean unicorns and rainbows will soon fly out of my posterior and dance a joyous dance of celebration?

No. Unfortunately…. no.

However Soon™ does have a special meaning. It means, specifically, to Donald J. Trump, poor Voldemort impersonator, you will never prosper. It means #TheResistance will never tire of calling you out, working for your downfall, protesting, supporting each other, supporting all Americans of good conscience and all friends and allies around the world.

It means We Are Coming For You.

It means our number includes Democrats, Independents, People of Color, Women, Men, all sexual orientations, all walks of life. We will never stop.

Soon™ also means, GOP, enjoy yourselves while you can, because the more you do, the faster your downfall will come. You are now exposed before the world and before anyone who is not brainwashed by your propaganda. And that brainwashing is not infallible. It may be only a few here and there, or it may be millions.

Soon™ means time is against you. Upcoming generations see through your greed. Your values are not their values. And you will lose.

Here we go!

WTFJH yesterday…  Day 138: Show them a body.

Shakesville… We Need A Patriot

In the above tweet, “tomorrow” is today….

It Takes A Village – VNV Tuesday: When Much Ado About Nothing, Isn’t 6/6/17

Good ol’ Will; he gave us so many useful sayings!

What follows is a personal reflection, addressed as much to myself as to the Village. Make of it what you will…

Bill Maher said something grotesque last week, and social media blew up. In what has become a predictable pattern on Twitter (and DK and just about any other platform), people of color and allies said, “No. White folk can’t use that word.” White folk whined, “Hypocrites! If black folk can say it, why can’t we?” Persons of color responded, “Look it up…lots of explanations out there already”, while white people yelled, “No, YOU explain it to me!” And then there were the subtweets and discussions about whether using racist language makes one a racist, with never-ending cross-talk as individuals claimed conflicting definitions of racism. And so it went.

I chose to mostly ignore the arguments for several reasons. First, I don’t particularly like Bill Maher, don’t watch him, and don’t generally listen to him. Secondly, if I’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s that when issues of race and racism come up, listening to persons of color is important and necessary, so I didn’t feel I had anything to add to the “discussion.” Finally, I generally considered it just another moment of a loudmouth white guy saying something stupid, and really, is that anything new?

British Breakfast and Euro-comment

This coming Thursday is Britain’s general election. The polls are variable enough that anything from a hung parliament to a 100-seat Conservative majority is possible (the SNP would have to disappear for Labour toget an overall majority), but one thing is certain: the prime minister who will lead the country while the Brexit negotiations proceed will be a fourth-rate incompetent. Jeremy Corbyn is a nicer guy and has been more relaxed and confident on the campaign trail, but would be a hopeless PM, while Theresa May is currently PM and is hopeless at it. Nor can we look round the rest of their parties’ leadership teams for any comfort, since they have both surrounded themselves with talentless morons.

TGIF….Thanks purists!

Just to preface this rant or whatever you want to call it…I’m gonna predict this is a bump in the road, what Dump did yesterday, though a long and bumpy road.

This is rather illuminating but is it the truth or is it all about religion and greed.

Is Trump really this stupid?

We have millions, Democrats…citizens… cities…states…business….and every country but 3 that will  fight Trump and his stupidity!

 

 

For some good news…

Another nail in the coffin Donnie…

NYDN is looking pretty good these days with their front pages.

 

As always I’ll finish with one of my heroes…Hillary Rodham Clinton…

 

This is your Friday thread…Fire away!

 

It take a village: I’m not going anywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is why she ain’t going anywhere folks……….

 

 

THIS is your Thursday thread.

 

 

 

 

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – Random Acts

The Village News & Views May 31, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All

Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 132 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread. 

Since DoReMI reminded us yesterday of the value of random acts of love and kindness, today’s theme is going to be no theme – Random Resistance.

I’m sure someone will argue that Resistance should not be random, it must be a steady, sustained effort in order to be effective. I don’t disagree.

However there is something to be said for injecting a little randomness into the mix in order to keep our minds and hearts fresh, and to confused the heck out of the forces of oppression.

Thus, today’s Get Over the Hump post is going to be a Random Collection of Things.

Here we go!

WTFJH yesterday…  Day 124: Deragatory information.

Wonkette… Your Boyfriend Emmanuel Macron Just Got Up In Putin’s Grill Like ‘YEAH BRO, WHAT YOU GONNA DO?’

Shakesville… We Resist: Day 131