Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March on Washington 2017





27 comments:

  1. Cat--I didn't know about the pronunciation of "controversy" with the accent on the second syllable; thank you! Here are two online pronouncing dictionaries:
    howjsay.com [Click]
    Cambridge Dictionary online [Click]

    Re the PanGalactic Gargle Blaster--chances are it probably isn't compatible with Lipitor, more's the pity now that I have been put on the latter…

    Here's [Click] a recent preliminary report on Anglo death rates in California, particularly the part of the state where we live. It is supposed to extend to the whole state and then the nation. I expect they may find things are at least as bad in other parts of the state, particularly way up north in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties. Not surprisingly, the counties in the area are mostly have GOP US Representatives, and voted for Trump. Another recent study estimated job losses in the area at 24,000 (200,000 in the whole state) if the ACA should be repealed.

    Hoping for a YUUUGE turnout in DC tomorrow.

    A male Democartic co-worker passed along a guys' election joke that could be suicidal in mixed company, which is exactly what makes it humorous. Reminds me of a Jesse Jackson joke told (after the election) by an organizer for same back in the day. And I recall an FDR joke that one still had to be real careful about telling when I was a kid.

    We had some significant rain today, and more is coming.

    Alan

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    1. The honeymoon is already over for President Trump [Click] "Shocking poll numbers tell of a uniquely difficult path for the new commander-in-chief. And that’s before the inevitable scandals start."
      Inevitable scandals! WOO-HOO!

      Oh, and the herbal sinus medicine I ordered from the UK arrived today. Currently carrying out initial test for [unlikely] allergic reaction--test on skin for a day. Then a single snort and wait for a couple of hours.

      Lots of corpse flowers bloomed in 2016 and nobody knows why. [Click]

      --Alan

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  2. My little brother came home with a joke, at about age 12.

    An old man drives into a gas station. The attendant tells him that they don't serve old men there.

    So the old man pulls out an apple, tosses it in the air, on on the way down he peels and quarters it, and offers a quarter to the attendant. Who says: Can I check your water and oil, too?

    Twas forbidden to say the N word at our house. He's been kidded abut it for sixty years.

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  3. Oops--garbled link. Where it says above

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    A clue that today's march is bigger than yesterday's inaugural crowd [Click]

    Here is the repaired link:

    A clue that today's march is bigger than yesterday's inaugural crowd [Click]

    Alan

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  4. A clue that today's march is bigger than yesterday's inaugural crowd [Click]

    Not that I approve of vandalism or violence, butit seems that the pro-Trump inaugural crowd could not have helped noticing signs of resistance. [Click] Like smoke, sirens, a whiff of tear gas, and partially blocked entrances…

    Here's more: Protesters Attempt to Disrupt Inaugural Events in Washington [Click]

    Hightower: We Can Beat Back the Reign of Trump [Click]

    Reich: 7 Hard Truths for Democrats—The Future Is Bleak Without Radical Reforms [Click] "If the Party doesn’t understand these seven truths and fails to do what’s needed, a third party will emerge to fill the void."

    BINGO! Here are the comparison photos of the National Mall during Obama and Trump inaugurals [Click] Scroll down a ways.

    --Alan

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  5. Blogger keeps eating my posts. Here's another try to post part of them.--Alan

    I would really ilk to see these photos that DumpTruck couldn't abide. [Click] In the meantime…

    U.S. spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump [Click]

    Donald Trump is actually giving Mexican workers more reason to head to the US, not less [Click] Will the flow of immigrants be reversed--into the US?

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  6. And here are the remainder of the links I have been trying to post. Maybe Blogger won't allow more than a certain number of links per post?--Alan


    Women's March on Washington begins as Trump presidency faces global protests – live [Click]

    Here are some good photos [Click]

    TPM Live on Women's DC March [Click]

    Voice of Past Inaugural Parades Will Announce Women's March [Click]

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    1. Alan, now that you mention it, the link limit sounds like something I've run into.

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  7. Looks like they all took. But I will keep the copy just in case.--Alan

    Maybe I had better repair the swimming pool pump and remove some water from the pool during the current break in the weather. This series of storms might bring us close to the normal season total--it is the wettest winter in a number of years [so far].

    Hmmm.....maybe I will keep a copy of that Robert Reich link posted above, to include in my responses to DNC letters begging for money. Together with a Bernie Buck.

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  8. From the Washington Post web site: [Click]

    Women’s March, largest D.C. rally in years, is forceful response to Trump.
    Crowds in Washington, Chicago are so large marching becomes impossible.
    Hundreds of thousands of people poured into Washington determined to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inaugural gathering for Donald Trump a day earlier.
    Similar scenes unfolded around the country. The Boston transit system added extra trains to accommodate tens of thousands of protesters there. Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, New York and Miami also drew big crowds. And in Chicago, after 150,000 demonstrators swamped downtown blocks, officials canceled the march portion of the event.

    Also noted at the WaPo:
    Now the Trumpistas are plagiarizing cakes? [Click] Notably, the Trump version is almost all styrofoam; the Obama cake was edible.

    --Alan

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    1. Holy Cow! That's the best report I have seen so far. Thanks, Cat!

      Alan

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  10. Sis just told me there was even a march in Antarctica. Must have been two people and a penguin. *grin*

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    1. Well, sunnovagun! I guess uppity is as uppity does, non? Here's one of many reports! [Click] It was about thirty tourists; the penguins were co-opted.

      --Alan

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  11. Cogitating today about the ACA. IF the GOP congresscritters and preznit should repeal it, then realize they made a YUUGE mistake and try to put it back the way it was, I figure the attempt will fall flat on its face. Health care providers and insurance companies, having seen how undependable it is, wiould not be willing to gamble again that it is reliable. Once burnt, twice shy. So that leaves two choices only: tens of millions deprived of health insurance and prices zooming up for those who DO still have coverage; OR-- Medicare For All, essentially. Do they have what it takes to avoid this trap of their own making? I doubt it.

    Alan

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    1. I think this will work, Susan; slight difference in URL--"news" instead of "new" --Alan
      http://www.whio.com/news/local/thousands-rally-dayton-part-women-march-events/ZlU3xaMQAph01LyLEZPs4H/ [Click]

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  13. Okay, the link above is from the march I went to today in Dayton, Ohio. At the bottom there is a photo of a couple in green jackets unfurling a flag. I was to their immediate right and slightly behind them.

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    1. Well poop. I clicked on the link I put up and got a "Page Not Found". I hate when that happens!

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  14. In spite of my failed link there were lots of great signs out there:
    *Now you've pissed off Grandma*
    *I've seen smarter cabinets in Ikea*
    "I'm a girl. What's your Superpower?*
    *1968 is calling--- Don't answer*

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    1. 'This is the upside of the downside': Women's March finds hope in defiance [Click] Unofficial estimates say more than 1 million people gathered in the capital, as women stood in solidarity around the country against the Trump agenda


      The language of 16th-century falconry entered the colloquial thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare. [Click]

      Massive women's march in downtown L.A. said to be largest in over a decade [Click] Three quarters of a million?

      --Alan

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    2. Trump's approach might seem new, but Arnold Schwarzenegger tried it first. It was a disaster. [Click] I had a niggling memory in the back of my mind, and I am sure this was it. Remember the old saying that the future happens first in California.

      Seattle [Click]

      15-20 thousand turn out in Montpelier. [Click] Stemwinder by Bernie in the video. Way to go, Vermont!

      --Alan

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    3. This article says two exits were closed, but they ended up closing a third exit as well. Unprecedented here, even when we were debating gay rights!

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  16. Montpelier, Vermont's march broke records here, with about 15,000 people, necessitating the shutting down of three interstate exits, due to the number of cars!!! Plus, Bernie made a surprise appearance and spoke.
    https://www.facebook.com/grantwielerphotography/videos/1898380370390812/

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