Most of us are still in mourning and feeling shell-shocked by the election. No, we aren’t going to “get over it” and stat accepting #45 as our president for all the reasons we’ve been listing for the last year – at least. Cheetolini is proving to be just as hateful, bullying and uninterested in governing as we feared. Three weeks into the Orange Era, this is the state of the Yams’ rule:
- House Republicans abandoned a plan to gut the Congressional Ethics Office.
- The Trump administration abandoned a plan to cancel Affordable Care Act enrollment advertising.
- The VA was granted an exemption from Trump’s hiring freeze.
- 500,000 green card holders were granted exemption from Trump’s immigration orders.
- The Department of Defense has secured permission to grant exemptions to the ban for Iraqis who work with the US military.
- Most dual citizens (Germans, most recently) seem to be getting exemptions from the Trump ban.
- A House Republican plan for a massive sell-off of public lands has been canceled.
How is it possible that we are only 5 days into the Cheetolini’s regime? He has moved at breakneck speed to dismantle our democracy. Truly it’s inspiring:
Saving this wonderful article Source: Sunday Reflections: This is Why I Marched
I was unable to march but have been inspired by so many who did. Saving both articles and pictures that tell the stories of the women and men who marched
I was unable to march today, but followed on social media. Loved what I was hearing about women and men getting inspired and ready to fight for our rights. I came across this poem:
“I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as they said he wasn’t born here.
I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as they did just that.
I paid attention.
Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant.
To move forward.
To denounce protesters.
To “Get over it.”
To accept this…
I will not.
I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.
I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.
Them. The people who voted for him.
The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
I will do this so that they never forget.
And they will hear me.
They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.
They will know that I know who they are.
They will know that I know what they are.
Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can.
Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule.
Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day
forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they thought it was Obama’s.
I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give.”
Author unknown. (Copy and Paste Everywhere)
Still SMH …… This was quoted on a local pastors page ….
“Seen on FB this evening…this is right down the line
“”I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am ” not respected or undermined” because I am a woman.
I AM a woman.
I can make my own choices.
I can speak and be heard.
I can VOTE.
I can work if I want.
I control my body.
I can defend myself.
I can defend my family.
There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF.
I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don’t always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself.
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over.
If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men.
If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways.
If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard.
Saudi Arabia: women can’t drive, have no rights and must always be covered.
China and India: infantcide of baby girls.
Afghanistan: unequal education rights.
Democratic Republic of Congo: where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone.
Mali: where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation.
Pakistan: in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men’s crime.
Guatemala: the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.
And that’s just a few examples.
So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don’t have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it’s like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there…
This WOMAN does not support it.””
# stopthehating # stopthebashing # stopthetribalism # inJesuswecanbeone
On a frosty Sunday morning in Jan 2017 these observations from national news outlets are really disturbing.
“This was my instruction: Try to get into large-circulation, established conservative media. Reach . . . cynical, egocentric people who can look into your eyes with angelic expression and tell you a lie. These are the most recruit-able people, people who lack moral principles, who are either too greedy or suffer from self-importance.”
‘What’s the Big Deal?’ Ask Trump Voters on Russia Hacking Report
CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York Times
The hacking story doesn’t go away, it gets more disturbing. This article references the retired M16 agent who gathered the material for the original released report we saw, and it indicates high-level FBI agents involvement.
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