Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Week's Quote

Senator Chuck Schumer, the leader of his chamber’s Democratic minority, said that negotiating with Trump was like negotiating with Jell-O. Food-wise, he gave the president the benefit of the doubt. Trump is squishier, and far less innocuous. Negotiating with him must be like negotiating with sour cream.

Frank Bruni

Source:  The New York Times

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Color Me Angry

A friend and I were talking this morning about the handful of Democratic Congressmen who are choosing to boycott Trump's State of the Union speech tonight. She asked me if I were in Congress what I would do to register displeasure with our president.

I said I'd wear a rainbow armband, in protest of all the hurt he's caused the LGBT community in one year. She liked that idea, and said I'd need to wear a black armband, too, to protest his racism.

I realized I'd have to wear a green armband as well, to acknowledge his trashing of the planet. And a red, white and blue armband to represent the hurt he's put on American institutions. In fact, I thought, with so much to protest where Trump is concerned, I'd walk into the House of Representatives looking like a piƱata.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Onward Christian Soldiers

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed renowned homophobe Sam Brownback as ambassador for international religious freedom. Equally renowned homophobe Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Brownback was an evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism. Pence was a Catholic who converted to evangelical Christianity.

I sure wish in the process they had just cancelled each other out.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This Week's Quote

Hundreds of thousands of women across the country this weekend participated in the second Women’s March to protest President Trump’s policies. [shows photo of crowd holding signs]. And what better way to attack Trump than with exercise and reading.

Seth Meyers

Source:  Newsmax

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Golden Rule 2.0


Before heading out for the Women's March 2.0 this morning, my sister Kim and brother-in-law Paul and I paused for this photo. Kim had made signs last night after searching the internet for slogan suggestions, and I'm here to tell you she hit the jackpot. Lots of people wanted to take a picture of the sign she's holding in this photo.  I guess many in Seattle like a good pun. Certainly many in Seattle strongly prefer the Golden Rule to the Tangerine Twit.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Not Healthy

The Department of Health and Human Services has something new:  the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Its purpose is to protect doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who refuse to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.

Oh, goody. Now those who dislike LGBT people or oppose abortion have a shiny new license to discriminate.

Trump's minions at HHS have just made us feel a lot less safe. May they be plagued with genital warts and goiters.