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.

TGIF!!!

Morning Meese…

I’m going to hand out sentencing for crimes against the USA as I, Batch, a neoliberal oligarchical whore squirrel see fit. :)

Donald J Trump…Tried for treason against the USA and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…To serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth KA
Mike Pence…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power against the USA…convicted…To serve 2-5 in Leavenworth.
Scott Pruitt…Tried for stealing federal funds and crimes against humanity…convicted..To serve 4-6 in Florence ADX,CO
Michael Flynn…Tried for treason…convicted…given leniency for cooperation…To serve 5-10 in Marion,IL
Mitch McConnell…Tried for money laundering and aiding a foreign power…convicted…to serve 4-6 in McCreary KY.
Paul Ryan…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Terra Haute, IN.
Marco Rubio…Tried for money laundering and aiding a foreign power…to serve 4-6 in Coleman FL.
Wayne LaPierre…Tried for treason against the USA and aiding and abetting a foreign power..convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth KA.
Devin Nunes…Tried for money laundering and treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Lompoc, CA.
Matt Gaetz…Tried for money laundering…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Coleman FL.
****LOUIE GOHMERT…Tried for impersonating a human being… convicted…remanded to Springfield Psychiatric Prison in MO for life.
Jim Jordon…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Allenwood, PA.
Steve King…tried for treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Marion, IL.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Victorville, CA.
Dana Rohrbacher…tried for treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth, KN.
Jeff Sessions..tried for numerous charges…convicted on all(just because)…to serve 10-20 in Florence ADX, CO.
Erik Prince…tried for treason and crimes against humanity…convicted…sentenced to death.
Robert Mercer…Charged with treason…Fled the country and has not been arrested.
Rudy Guliani…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Allenwood, PA.
Jared Kushner…Tried for treason…Convicted…to serve no less than 20 years in Leavenworth, KN.
Donald Trump Jr…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Pollock, LA.
Eric Trump…Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign power…Found to be mentally unstable to stand trial…Remanded to Springfield Mo until deemed able to stand trial…
Paul Manafort…Charged with multiple crimes…found dead by bludgeoning.
Michael Cohen…Charged with treason…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth.

And last but not least
Jane Sanders…Tried for treason…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Florence ADX, CO.
Bernie Sanders…Tried for treaon…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Florence ADX, CO
Nina Turner…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 6-10 in Allenwood, PA
Nomiki Konst…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 6-10 in Beaumont , TX
Tulsi Gabbard…Tried for treason…convicted…to serve no less than 20 years in Hazelton, WV

All sentences to be carried out in Federal Penitentiary’s

I’m sure I left out some deplorable asshole so feel free to add their demise at your leisure. :)

 

Funny thread!

 

BOOM

 

Hey, Fox notnews…How does it feel having Hillary in your head, you morons…

 

 

 

This is really cool…

 

Have a great Friday!!!

 

Fire away!!!

VNV Tuesday – Speaking Her Truth: Modjeska Monteith Simkins (1899-1992) 4/3/18

Mary Modjeska Monteith Simkins, sometimes called the matriarch of Civil Rights activists in South Carolina

Modjeska Monteith was raised to be an activist, although it’s doubtful her parents would have phrased it that way. Her father, a master brick mason, and her mother, a schoolteacher who only quit teaching when Modjeska was born, were affluent by the standards of the day; their financial independence enabled them to stress the importance of racial pride, Christian mission, community service, and respect for education.  Her father, the son of a white lawyer and his domestic servant (and a former slave), did not want his family to live subservient to the white world and emphasized the importance of supporting one’s own people.  He kept pictures of famous black people in the home, and he made sure his family reached out to those neighbors who had less.  Through their church, they often visited and cared for the ill or the desperately poor.  The family supported black-owned businesses and were even part owners of a black-owned grocery store.  Without realizing it, her upbringing was preparing Modjeska to be one of the “talented tenth.”

TGIF!

 

 

Morning pond dwellers!

Lots of highs and some lows …So many coming at us so fast it’s hard to keep up. Dotard has been rather quiet lately giving us a little respite from his stupidity on Twitter..Most of what we’ve seen lately with his name attached is not the blowhard. Too coherent and no misspells. Seems ever since Stormy hit he’s either had his phone confiscated or he’s actually listening to someone. Figuring that someone has to be Jarvanka.

The present day Peyton Place, alias the WH, is like SNL with Belushi, with out the comedy. Kinda like a food fight without the food. With Dotard doing all he can to fuck over everyone the deplorable moniker Hillary gave out fits all of them like a leather glove.

What will today show? It sure would be nice to see Bobby pull out some subpoenas today.

I expect next week to be a doozy as a lot of stuff is coming to a head and has to pop sooner rather than later.

Food Fight…

 

How true is this?

Excellent video about PR and the deplorable response of the Federal gov’t.

Another excellent take from Steve Schmidt…

 

Love this…Great for McCabe!

 

Heartbreaking poem!

 

Fuck you Laura! We hope you lose them all..

 

 

Daddy Batch..kittens are 3 days old..Momma cat is being a good momma so far.

 

Gonna finish with Hillary…

 

Have a great Friday and weekend!!!

Fire away!

VNV Tuesday – March for Our Lives Detroit: “Am I Next?” 3/27/18

Our march route; about three miles on a sunny, but chilly, day.

I’m not quite ready to move on to the “what’s next” part of this movement, so I hope you’ll indulge one more diary about Saturday’s March for Our Lives. Alonso del Arte did a post on Saturday at the Orange about the Detroit march (Detroit students march for their lives), but I want to add my own observations and comments, as well as a few of the pictures I took along the way.

TGIF!!!

Good morning meese…

I’ve not got much to say…Can’t get my mind uncluttered enough to write anything, so it’s another tweet filled day!

 

The shit is getting kind of close to home…All of my kids went to this HS, which is a mile from where I live.

 

Not a very strong statement from Chuck and she hits the nail…

Thread!

 

Great thread by our great reese…Read the pinned tweet from Mangy Jay…

 

Great thread from Kara..

 

 

 

You’re going down Donnie!!!!

 

Fuck the berners…They were morons 2 years ago and are still morons…

 

Really? Fuck the Conservatives!

 

 

 

 

Fuck you,Bernie!

 

Fire away!

VNV Tuesday – When the Children March 3/20/18

Sculpture dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

In the spring of 1963, the leadership of the SCLC and SNCC were determined to move on Birmingham, AL, viewed as the most dangerous city in Alabama (in part because it was the power base of Bull Connor). There were concerns that the Movement had stalled. Less than a year earlier, attempts had been made to desegregate facilities in Albany, GA, but the Albany police chief, Laurie Pritchett, had stymied their efforts at gaining national attention by meeting non-violent direct action with his own tactics of non-violence. Although protesters had been arrested, violence was kept at a minimum, and protesters were dispersed to jails throughout Georgia, depriving them of the ability to continue their protests in the jails. The leadership knew that Bull Connor, Birmingham’s racist Commissioner of Public Safety, would show no such restraint. If national attention was to be gained, and if the Kennedy Administration was to be pushed into action, it would take a major, but dangerous, push in Birmingham.

TGIF!

Morning meese…It’s gonna be a tweet day!

 

 

 

Grifting right along…Fuck Mnuchin!

 

Fuck you Bernie!

 

 

LMAO!!!!!!!!

 

 

Great thread!

 

 

 

 

WTF!!!

 

Sick bastard Republicans!!

 

I’ll close out today with the reason we all came together…

 

Fire away!

HNV Thursday – Trailblazers: Women’s Political Council of Montgomery 3/15/18

Leaflet issued by the Women’s Political Council calling for a boycott of Montgomery busses.

There are trailblazers and torchbearers. The trailblazer is the pioneer; the torchbearer follows and amplifies the path of the trailblazer. (There is no judgment implied in these designations, and one can be a trailblazer at one moment, while a torchbearer at another.) The students who sat at lunch counters in Greensboro and Nashville were trailblazers; one could make the argument that the Freedom Riders were torchbearers. Moms Demand Action/Everytown for Gun Safety are trailblazers; the students of Parkland and the March for Our Lives are carrying the torch. The Women’s Political Council of Montgomery, AL and Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and Rosa Parks were trailblazers; Dr. King and the residents of Montgomery, who organized and conducted the Montgomery bus boycott, were the torchbearers. Today’s post is about the Women’s Political Council, without whom there would never have been a Montgomery bus boycott.

Downsizing and Moving: Dreams vs Reality 3/13/18

Open concept; unified color theme; minimal clutter. What more could a person want? (Pets, children, and red wine drinkers not allowed.)

There’s not going to be a political post today for the Village; I once again swapped my day with janesaunt at DK, so Thursday will be my Village political post both here and at the Orange. In the meantime, since so many of us are involved with or considering downsizing, moving, and decluttering, I thought it would be a good time to review many of the hints and tips available to us from the HGTV-like perspective, as well as the “been there, done that, still don’t have my own tv show” viewpoint.

The Dream: The KonMari Method of Decluttering
One of the tenets of Marie Kondo’s Japanes method of decluttering is to hold each object in your hand and ask yourself if the item sparks joy. If it does, it’s a keeper; if not, it gets tossed.

The Reality: There’s a Method?
And do bags count as an object, or do we have to open them up and hold each individual piece that was jammed into them 5-10 years ago?

 

The Dream: KonMari not for you? Use the Toss, Donate, or Save approach.
This is a way to declutter that is more clinical than emotional. Decisions still need to be made, but with boxes clearly marked as toss, donate, or save, the pressure is on.

The Reality: Check your local ordinances.

 

The Dream: Stainless steel appliances are still high on homebuyers’ wish lists.

The Reality: Does this count?

 

The Dream: When preparing your home for sale, it should be depersonalized so that potential buyers can envision it as their space, rather than as your home.

The Reality: Stock up on spackle, find the touch-up paint, and plan on spending hours patching holes.

 

The Dream: When selling one’s home, paint walls in neutral colors and utilize pops of color in your decor.

The Reality: Oh, c’mon…just took down all the pictures and patched the holes, and now it’s time to make my home look like a rental apartment? If bold is good enough for this house, it’s good enough for mine!

 

The Dream: If you have a room that has become a dumping ground, clean it out and give it a defined purpose.

The Reality: Your realtor might cry.

 

The Dream: Be creative, and keep to a budget by upcycling or repurposing existing pieces.
Wine rack used to display towels

The Reality: Or not…

Happy spring cleaning, decluttering, staging, or moving!

TGIF!

Good morning meese…

Florida Republicans are assholes!

Got nothing else to say this morning, other than Fuck you, Bernie

 

Yay…You go Emma!

Emma’s tweet is in answer to this asshole

 

 

Utter bullshit!

 

Fuck the Keebler elf…SOME SICK SHIT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is your Friday open thread.

Fire away!