It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village is a reminder of Democratic Party values – especially the values of long time Democrats whose lives have been dedicated to helping people.


Morning Meese…

Had a nauseated Thursday so have none of my inescapable wit to share today. So it’s a tweet only day!!!






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VNV Tuesday: Lessons in Sausage-Making (h/t @JoyAnnReid) 1/23/18

It’s messy work, but somebody has to do it.

Last week was a writing drought; today I have too many topics to choose from. My final decision was made when I saw a tweet thread from Joy Reid*** that resonated with me, exposed my ignorance, and inspired me to dig further. This is going to be a bare-bones recitation of history that I never learned, but should have. I share it today as information, as well as an object lesson about persistence.

To quote Maya Angelou, “You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”


Morning meese!

The Goppers, all of them are assholes…full stop! I’m putting Bozo and the rose brigade in with the goppers since that’s what they are.

We used to have a great country,still do, before Russia installed their choice as president and the goppers wholeheartedly are ok with it. They’re all in it up to their eyeballs…Fuck them all!

Mr Mueller…Please hurry up!



Never a more true statement has ever been uttered.







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VNV Tuesday – Speaking His Truth: James Baldwin 1/16/18

In a moment of semi-panic because I had no clue what I was going to write, I turned on the television in the hopes distraction would mitigate the writing block and lead to clear thinking. It was a serendipitous choice. Independent Lens on PBS was airing “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on James Baldwin’s last and unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. It’s been years since I’ve read anything by Baldwin, but the documentary reminded me of his eloquence and passion. When we have a crude, inarticulate racist in the White House, and toadies not only willing, but eager, to justify hatred through contortions and misrepresentations of history, it seems a good day to listen to James Baldwin. His truths still resonate.

Note: I have tried to use YouTube videos with a closed captioning option; though imperfect, the overall sense is generally intact.


Good morning meese…

I’m one pissed of moose…

Seems the moron trumpers are shouting to the moon like wild dogs about companies like the deplorable Walmart upping their minimum wage to $11/hr and giving bonuses to certain employees. I’m sure they are referring to the full time employees of which there aren’t as many as you’d expect. Large corporations like Walmart would rather employ very few full timers so they don’t have to offer the minuscule benefits they do offer. Funny thing about Walmart is they had upped their minimum wage to $10/hr last year but most people don’t realize it so $1 more makes hardly any difference.

Here’s the kicker…Walmart Corp also closed 63 Sams Club which they own and laid off employees and closed come of the Walmart’s also. Of course that doesn’t get reported at the same time.

The MSM hasn’t all of a sudden changed their ways…They’re still only reporting half stories to make Bum seem like the savior of mankind when in reality we know he’s just the Devil in ill fitting suits.


Fuck the GOP tax scam and Trump!!!








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VNV Tuesday: “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” 1/9/18

Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights leader, at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes on Sunday, but I have watched Oprah’s speech. For me, the line that resonated the most is the sentence used as the title of this post: “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” I was also gratified that Oprah recognized and honored Recy Taylor. Today I’m going to focus on another woman who spoke her truth, Fannie Lou Hamer, but instead of providing a bio and background information, which is readily found on the internet, I’m just going to let her speak.


Jan…WYgalinCali can come read but she can’t post. It won’t allow her to log out, so she can’t change her password. If you can would you give her a hand…Thanks


Morning meese…I’m assuming “Fire and Fury” is going to be burning up the internet and definitely be the number one topic in DC. I’m sure wannabe journalists will be standing in line even as you’re going to bed to get the copies that are being sold in DC at 1 AM…Should be a fun and fascinating day to say the least…

Look at the time stamp….He’s going to unravel totally…Sloppy Steve…Lmao










That’s all for this morning meese

Have fun today and this weekend


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VNV Tuesday: When We Center Whiteness, We Lose 1/2/18

The title of this post was not inspired by electoral politics directly; it was inspired by the passing of Mrs. Recy Taylor last week. As I read her story in a series of tweets by Danielle McGuire***, (author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power), I realized I had never heard her story before. Over the past few years, I’ve been learning that’s a problem common to/in my whiteness; with white supremacy; with centering whiteness in our history and our media. I can’t solve this problem, but I can shine a light on areas lost to me due to white-centering. I suspect that many of you do not share my ignorance; from you I ask your forbearance as I provide very basic overviews of things which should not be new. For the rest, I invite you to share with me in exploring the fullness of our history. This post is intended to pique your curiosity, not provide a comprehensive history. Today’s focus will be on the Combahee River Collective.


Morning meese…

Friday sounds like a great time for indictments…What say you Mr Mueller?

There is so much disinformation out there, though for the most part us squirrels and Hillary voters know the facts, even though there is a lot of hand wringing out of too many. Something that can’t be said for the RWNG’s and the bern fools. Those two factions are the spreaders of the “fake news” that make too many people run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Good analogy as all trumpers and bernturds are such morons that losing their heads would make them smarter.

How 32%, or whatever the number has dropped to, of the electorate is still stupid enough to still be believing anything that Thing or the Goopers have done or are alleging they are going to do is good is amazingly stupid. I don’t think there is anything they can possibly do that is terrible enough convince the followers of moronism to go against what they do. Only thing I can think of is for Thing to actually call for Marshall Law and start shooting them and I’m not too sure that would do it.

Gotta keep resisting and persevering until November 6th, when we can vote all the deplorables out of office and hope the FBI gets Jane and Bernturd thrown in jail.




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Might as well keep with the entertaining Bravenak…LOL


This is hilarious….



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