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* "Thailand convicts traffickers after 2015 mass graves discovery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/thailand-convicts-dozens-of-traffickers-after-mass-graves-discovery

* 45 is responding to Iran upholding their half of the treaty by punishing them with sanctions. "US announces new sanctions targeting Iran:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/politics/iran-sanctions-announced/index.html

* "Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-putin-idUSKBN1A32H5

* "Schiff: Trump one-on-one with Putin is 'risky':"

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* "Former Government Ethics Director Shaub: Trump setting wrong tone:"

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* 45 is threatening to fire Mueller on the grounds that he is inexplicably doing his job.

* "Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption To Trump Travel Ban:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/19/538115295/supreme-court-upholds-grandparent-exemption-to-trump-travel-ban

* "U.S. Military’s Space in Trump Tower Costs $130,000 a Month:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-militarys-space-in-trump-tower-costs-130-000-a-month-1500428508

* "Police just got more power to seize peoples' property:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jeff-sessions-removes-restrictions-controversial-police-seizures-n784476

Remember in some states, the police act as literal highwaymen, stopping cars and robbing the occupants of any cash on them on the grounds that even though there is no evidence of a crime, the mere possession of money proves guilt and therefore entitles police to take what they like to fund their departments from innocent people who have not been charged with anything.

* "Over 20 members of Congress ask the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance:" https://www.yahoo.com/news/20-members-congress-ask-fbi-review-ivanka-trumps-security-clearance-061759951.html

* "Resignation watch: Trump lashes Sessions, Justice officials:"

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* "Trump, feeling heat, attacks Justice Department independence:"

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* "Trump: I wouldn’t have hired Sessions if I knew he’d recuse:"

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* Sen John McCain has a brain tumor. Look, I did not want him to be President for a host of reasons and I don't agree with him on a wide variety of things, but I genuinely wish him well in this. Brain tumors are horrible and no one deserves one.

* Remember how I said we need to keep the pressure on against ACA Repeal? The proposed full repeal steals health care from 32 million. They decided not to tell Susan Collins they were having the meeting. Keep Resisting.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Senate 'repeal only' bill would leave 32 million more uninsured, CBO says:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/19/cbo-score-senate-obamacare-repeal-240730

* "Terry McAuliffe - Defending Virginians Against the Trump Administration:"

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* "Trans 'Glee' Actor Charice Changes Name to Jake Zyrus:" http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/transgender-glee-actor-charice-changes-name-to-jake-zyrus-w489294

* "The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-secular-nones-rising-religion/

* I do not approve of her ableist language, but really the footage is worth putting up with it. "Louie Gohmert’s Freestyle History Lesson:"

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* "Trump’s Voter “Integrity” Commission:"

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* "How Trump Ended Up in Bed with Russia:"

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* "Play 'Mystery Guy' And Find Out Who Colluded With Donald Jr.:"

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* "Keegan-Michael Key Brings Luther, Obama's Anger Translator, Out Of Retirement:"

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* White Lilies blooming and the last Goth Lily. Between the lilies, tomato leaf, basil, and the carnations, the patio smells amazing! http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163195082487/white-lilies-blooming-and-the-last-goth-lily

* With what was left after the tow of the original car repair money and yesterday's donations, we are about halfway to the goal of $530.00 to fix the car.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I keep thinking I'm improving with this stupid infection, and then one of the symptoms will resurge. This whole week would have been much more manageable with half the nausea.

* "Blood in Her Veins (Jane Yellowrock short stories) by Faith Hunter:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/blood-in-her-veins-jane-yellowrock.html

* Snerk. "Plant Genitals!:" http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2594

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40525143

* "Grenfell Tower: A shadow over the capital:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40592626

* As a former History Teacher, this hurts my head. "Donald Trump knows what 'a lot of people don’t know':"

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* Donald Trump Jr. is no Culper Jr.. Just saying.

* "Trump’s Russia Lawyer Isn’t Seeking Security Clearance, And May Have Trouble Getting One:" https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-russia-lawyer-marc-kasowitz-alcohol-security-clearance

* "Chris Hayes: Why Kellyanne Conway said 'yet':"

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* "Ilhan Omar - Fighting for a Better Life for All Americans - Extended Interview:"

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* As of Thursday evening, we were still needing another Republican "No" vote (more would be better) on the latest attempt to rob the Poor and Middle Class of health care so the extremely rich can get yet another tax cut. If you have a Republican Senator, please keep the pressure on. If you have Susan Collins, please call and thank her for standing firm against the bill.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "The Entire Trump Agenda Is at a Tipping Point:" http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/the-entire-trump-agenda-is-at-a-tipping-point?mbid=nl__daily&CNDID=46214731&mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(187)&CNDID=46214731&spMailingID=11363353&spUserID=MTY5MzU1ODQyMjU2S0&spJobID=1182466159&spReportId=MTE4MjQ2NjE1OQS2

* "Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.:" https://mic.com/articles/178629/jurors-often-want-to-convict-police-of-violent-crime-these-supreme-court-rulings-stand-in-the-way#.nePdNewtY

* "John Oliver: The Don Jr. Scandal Is Something (If Something Means Anything):"

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* "The German Teens Who Rebelled Against Hitler:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/73451/german-teens-who-rebelled-against-hitler#.WUGG8yXfwBA.facebook

* "President Trump's All-Purpose Anti-Hillary Defense:"

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* ASL translator FTW! "The Translators - Interpreting Donald Trump:"

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* "Doncathlon - Fox News Defends the Indefensible Donald Trump Jr.:"

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* "Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own 'Deepthroat':"

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* "Donald Jr.'s Best Defense? That He's An Idiot:"

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* Today I gimped all the way to the book drop and back. It infuriates be how painful and exhausting this is, as the distance would have meant nothing to me before I got sick. Books needed to go, so I went. I lunged when I got home, and my legs went out from under me when I got up to start dinner, but it was a short fall and the sofa was there to catch me so I'm not hurt. I did use up most of the pain resistance and spoons, but I expected that. Litter really needs changing, but it will have to wait and all the things needing feeding got fed before I left as I knew it would be bad.

We scored a car appointment for Monday, but Squirrel is bleeding money on ubers to work until then, and I am trapped here. The library will carry until then with what I dropped today.

Thanks to a kind donation, we will have enough cash by Monday to fix the battery wiring assuming nothing is dramatically more wrong than expected. I'm still down about 70.00 on bills, plus we need cat food and toilet paper, but we will survive the month, I think, assuming no more emergencies happen. I'll still need to catch up somehow, and we still need front tires before the rains come for sure, but given this car is just old enough to drink, these small things going wrong is understandable.

If you want to chip in kibble money for Little Miss and he Tiny Terror, paypal is here: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I also voted today. Yes, it is July and no one is thinking about voting, but my state has a lot of primaries. I know, I know, it's an off year and no one is thinking about voting right now, and the only races on the ballet were Port and Council-at-Large. Not glamorous, I know, but important. It's in these little local elections republicans kick our asses because they vote in every single one. We NEED to vote in every single one. Every single primary. (In my state it's open primaries, with top two going on to the general. This means that you can get two Republicans in November or two Democrats, or a Democrat and a Green or Libertarian. Primary turn out can determine if it's a lose/lose election or a win/win. People of Washington? Let's always aim for the Win/Win). Every single race even if's it's just for dog catcher. Every single General election. Yes even in an off year.

Vote early if you can, because it's better to find out you've been summarily disenfranchised by some bullshit Republican algorithm that decides there can only be one registered Jane Smith or Maria Sanchez in the entire country and therefore all of them are voting illegally early. The earlier you find out, the more time you have to fight to get your citizen's rights back from the Autocrats. Voting in primaries does that too. Better to find out in July and have time to get it sorted for November.

If you have a chance to vote? Do it. Use it or lose it.

* I was reading Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by @Seanan McGuire today and Tavy the Tiny Terror got really excited about the book for some reason and was aggressively sniffing and cuddling and head rubbing it for about 75 pages, before lightly licking my ear on Important Cat Business. I decided this was just right given the number of elderly rescue cats inside the covers. After all, he does very much miss living in a large colony.

* I have so many concerns about this show's racial agenda. "Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3, Episode 7&8: The Unveiling/Children of Wrath:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/fear-walking-dead-season-3-episode-7.html

* This episode was beyond not okay. "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 4: Viktor:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-4-viktor.html

* The Recipes thing Got Better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162968659512/akasztofaviragpor-viking-badger

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set:" https://apnews.com/9c78ee01f1ab45ffba852974fb229487?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

* "Trump White House has taken little action to stop next election hack:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/trump-white-house-has-taken-little-action-stop-next-election-n776116

* "Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos:" http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article157640179.html

* "A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-time-magazine-with-trump-on-the-cover-hangs-in-his-golf-clubs-its-fake/2017/06/27/0adf96de-5850-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.fddf6a676ffe

* Let Them Eat Cake. "Kellyanne Conway: Those on Medicaid who will lose health insurance can always get jobs:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/25/kellyanne-conway-those-on-medicaid-who-will-lose-insurance-can-get-jobs.html

* "Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/us/politics/senate-health-care-bill-republican.html

* Trump political arm to GOP: Get in line:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/25/trump-heller-health-care-obamacare-239941

* We have reached six Republican no votes, so republicans have postponed the vote, likely so Leadership can lean HARD on those no votes to try to get them back in line for a vote in a couple weeks. WE NEED TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON. If you have Heller, Collins, Portman, Capito, or Moran for Senators, please take the time to call them and thank them for taking a stand against the Senate Health Care Bill. If you have any other Republican Senator or senators, please call in opposition to the bill. If you can get to their offices in person, consider doing so. This isn't over and they ma try to sneak the bill through in July. Republican leadership won't be resting, so we can't afford to either.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

"So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Four Days left. I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* July 4 2017, 1pm
June 30 2017, 6am
June 29 2017, 4:30 pm

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Kushner hires prominent lawyer with extensive scandal experience:"

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* "Supreme Court keeps block on key parts of Trump Muslim ban:"

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* "Sen. Brown: Senate health care bill "morally reprehensible":"

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* Susan Collins has joined Dean Heller on the no side. If these are your Congress Critters, DO call and thank them for their pledge and urge them to stand firm against pressure from Republican colleagues. It really does help them retain spine in the face of what they are likely dealing with behind close doors.

If you have any Republican senators, please, please call them between now and the vote. We need to flip one more minimum, though more would make it much safer as betting on spine from politicians of any stripe is a recipe for disaster.

That goes 100x more if you have Capito, Lee, Murkowski, Portman, Cruz, or Paul for a senator. Please, please, please put the pressure on this week. Some of these folks are more likely to tip for right wing reasons than progressive ones, but they are on the short list for getting to the third no.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

"So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* "How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods:" https://thinkprogress.org/top-infrastructure-official-explains-how-america-used-highways-to-destroy-black-neighborhoods-96c1460d1962

* "Stunning 700-year-old giant cave used by Knights Templar found behind a rabbit hole in the British countryside:" http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gallery/stunning-700-year-old-giant-9981913#ICID=sharebar_facebook

* I’ve been trying to get pictures of Tavy sniffing carnations since they started blooming. I have failed miserably. These are terrible, but it’s the best I could do.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162299497797/ive-been-trying-to-get-pictures-of-tavy-sniffing

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Four: 100:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode_26.html

* I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

- ":"

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* July 4 2017, 1pm
June 27 2017, 4AM
June 30 2017, 3am
June 29 2017, 4:30 pm

+news +log @recycle Enter Seal Lord Sail water l/out


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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time:" https://apnews.com/a770b34790584b62b46aa37eec843059/US-shoots-down-Syrian-Air-Force-fighter

* "Trump: 'I think we did a good job' on the Panama Canal:"

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* "Career criminal, mob ties, Trump associate:"

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* "RICO lawsuit exposes Trump Russia ties on another front:"

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* "White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/17/trump-white-house-russia-sanctions-deal-239636

* "FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/politics/kfile-fbi-nominee-law-firm-bio/index.html

* "Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2 Million As Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer:" https://www.wnyc.org/story/trumps-fbi-pick-bills-taxpayers-21-million-including-airfare-christies-bridgegate-lawyer/

* "Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article157014574.html

* "U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kian-idUSKBN19B0ZL

* "Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawyers-idUSKBN19A1CM

* "Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care":" https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/trump-hiv-aids-pacha-resignations?utm_term=.am4olYNRD#.drPrP6o13

* "Pompeo still briefed Flynn on secrets as CIA knew concerns: NYT:"

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* "Computer-Security Firm Says Voter Data Set Left Unprotected Online:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/computer-security-firm-says-voter-data-set-left-unprotected-online-1497877200

* "Supreme Court takes partisan gerrymandering case:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politics/supreme-court-partisan-gerrymandering/index.html

* "McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th:" https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-schedule-health-care-vote-2444017826.html

* "Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter:" https://www.apnews.com/ae22cf2b02094a5fa283053d30267f2c

* The Republicans won in South Carolina and Georgia.

* "Body found in Virginia pond believed to be missing Muslim teen:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-charged-murder-muslim-teen-who-disappeared-way-mosque-n773986

* "Judge Dismisses Kendrick Johnson Wrongful Death Suit, Cites Negligence on Part of Teen's Parents:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/06/16/judge-dismisses-kendrick-johnson-wrongful-death-suit-cites-negligence-part-teens-parents/?utm_content=bufferda3e7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Killing Black People Is As American As Apple Pie:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/killing-black-people-is-as-american-as.html

* "My grandfather is a residential school survivor.:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/162030622407/jadedfalling-unfriendlyindigenoushottie-my

* "Juneteenth 2017- Moni's Message To My Texas Black Trans Family:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/juneteenth-2017-monis-message-to-my.html

* It's even worse than initially thought. "Update: An Interview with the Transgender Patron Denied Access to the "Family" Bathroom at Seattle Public Library:" http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/06/09/25204540/transgender-patron-denied-access-to-family-bathroom-at-seattle-public-library

* Abortion Saved Her Life: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/162029847291

* My first two carnations ever, carnations being my second favorite flower.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162062396687/my-first-two-carnations-ever-carnations-being-my

* "Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3) by Seanan McGuire:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/half-off-ragnarok-incryptid-3-by-seanan.html

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Three: TEOTWAWKI:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

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* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

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* "Syria, Russia Criticize U.S.-Led Strikes Near Jordanian Border:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/syria-russia-criticize-u-s-led-strikes-near-jordanian-border-1495186222

* "'Erdoğan's bodyguards' in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/erdogans-bodyguards-in-violent-clash-with-protesters-in-washington-dc

* This was my private guess, which I did not want to voice. "Israel Provided Intelligence Trump Shared With Russia, Officials Say:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/intelligence-trump-shared-with-russia-was-from-israel-officials-say-1494960259

* "The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-airport-lawyers-who-stood-up-to-trump-are-under-attack/

* Please, please call you Congress Critters to complain. "Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trumps-first-full-education-budget-deep-cuts-to-public-school-programs-in-pursuit-of-school-choice/2017/05/17/2a25a2cc-3a41-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.df71b52a6508

* "Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing:" https://apnews.com/cb66aa5a3a7c41a8952f19f41427d10c/Clapper:-US-govt-'under-assault'-by-Trump-after-Comey-firing

* "Senate Conservatives Look to Cut Medicaid:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-conservatives-look-to-slash-medicaid-1494759603

* "Health insurers plan big Obamacare rate hikes — and they blame Trump:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-obamacare-trump-mismanagement-20170518-story.html

* "Supreme Court's Roberts: 'Uncertainty' sinks voter ID appeal:" https://apnews.com/14137a2d20cf4595a5121c9298b47c46/Supreme-Court-rejects-appeal-over-NC-voter-ID-law

* "Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/14/528363829/richard-spencer-leads-group-protesting-sale-of-confederate-statue

* "EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay:" https://apnews.com/47609e10bc3f473eb33b2302024ed1f4/EPA-may-allow-massive-mine-near-pristine-Alaskan-bay

* "Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before it's fully operational:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/10/dakota-access-pipeline-first-oil-leak

* "Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/19/nearly-700-vacancies-at-cdc-because-of-trump-administration-hiring-freeze/?utm_term=.41910cf5ad3b

* "Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-roger-ailes-was-one-of-the-worst-americans-ever-w483013

* "For the World’s Best Male Ballet Dancer, Injury Led to Artistic Rebirth:" http://www.vulture.com/2017/05/for-david-hallberg-injury-led-to-artistic-rebirth.html?mid=twitter_vulture

* "Cooking with Chuthulu: http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/141313469232/cooking-with-cthulhu

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Operation--Annihilate!:" Ah, the mind control space pancakes. Once again, they go into a a situation with an unknown contagion with out ABC or space suits. So yes, it's space pancakes that mysteriously do not show up on tricorders, but 1. They don't know that, and 2. Might not an ABC Suit or a space suit make it harder space pancake tendrils to take over the nervous system? Would this peril not be a bit less perilous if they had taken basic 20th century tech level precautions? Just saying. I do like that everyone is actually listening to reason this time instead of just Kirking it, though they did seem rather slow to try the thing they knew worked once. Why didn't they test variables before moving to human trials, though? They had multiple hypotheses, why not catch more space pancakes and test each variable separately?

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* "Russian arrested in Spain 'over mass hacking':" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39553250

* "Each Person Who Died in Syria Today Has a Story We’ll Never Know: I Don’t Know How to End the War, But We Must Accept More Refugees:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/159430046272/each-person-who-died-in-syria-today-has-a-story

* "Trump camp unclear on Syria mission's result:"

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* "Spammer's arrest eyed for Trump Russia ties:"

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* "Sen. Cory Booker: Trump 'playing footsie with Russia':"

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* "Not so easy: GOP frets over special elections:"

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* Sean Spicer claimed that Hitler didn't use sarin gas against "his own people," unlike when Assad used it against "innocent people." O.o

* "Mulvaney will order agencies to plan for big cuts:" https://www.axios.com/mulvaney-will-order-agencies-to-plan-for-big-cuts-2352708352.html

* "Trump Preparing Order to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-06/trump-said-to-ready-order-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-u-s-waters

* "Trump seals deal on new Supreme Court confirmation standard:"

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* I decided I would likely never fly again after last time for health reasons. I simply am not well enough for 24-36 hour sagas involving long layovers requiring sleeping on airport floors and being jammed like a sardine into coach, not even for funerals for the last two family member i have left. Watching TSA intimately grope a twelve year old under the new extra intrusive guidelines confirmed this decision as I'm a member of two minorities that get extra scrutiny which makes every checkpoint an adventure. I worry some airline employee will have me no fly listed because they don't like which bathroom I use and I'll get stranded mid-country with no way home. I worry each time they will confiscate my meds instead of just interrogating me extensively about them while I get to stand there in pain explaining cf carrier and AS to them. I hated the old part downs as I don't like strangers touching me and I'm required to not hit these particular strangers. Watching the new more intrusive version I know I simply can't do it. Not even once, let alone the multiple times required for cross country travel.

And now the airlines have a policy of randomly selecting old men to be brutally beaten and dragged off planes, not for any crime, but to make room for last minute employee travel. United Airlines insists it was the old man’s fault they decided to have four thugs randomly beat him unconscious for their convenience and out of reflex the Chicago PD, which wasn’t even involved, is lying about what happened to blame the victim as well instead of arresting the thugs for their unprovoked assault, because the Chicago PD always backs thugs in authority over the rights of the victims. Fuck that! Fuck all of that. I love flying, but I want nothing to do with what it’s become.

* "Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men:" http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/10/chechnya-has-opened-concentration-camps-for-gay-men/

* Medieval hygiene: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/159447054813/torn-by-dreams-rosslynpaladin

* "Into the Badlands, Season Two, Episode Four: Palm of the Iron Fox:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-two-episode-four.html

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 17: The British Invasion:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/supernatural-season-12-episode-17.html

* "Sunday Sweets BRINGS CAKE To The Library!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/9/sunday-sweets-brings-cake-to-the-library.html

* National Poetry Month:

e.e.cummings: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159432504324/ee-cummings

"Charles Baudelaire’s The Abyss:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159434354580/charles-baudelaires-the-abyss

"Dylan Thomas reads “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159470306194/dylan-thomas-reads-do-not-go-gentle-into-that

"Destruction By Charles Baudelaire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159472047430/destruction-by-charles-baudelaire

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* Putin's spokesmen continue to lie that despite a large amount of evidence Assad's chemical attack on civilians is a hoax. Of course they are. They announced they are cutting off the deconfliction line that amoung there things helps prevent our pilots and theirs from literally crashing into each other, which seems a nose to spite the face solution. We are claiming the line is till open, so your guess is as good or better than mine.

* It says all you really need to know about 45's loyalties that he insists Susan Rice committed a crime by doing her job, following the law, and trying to defend this country against foreign espionage, but that actual literal treason is not a crime.

* It is always strange watching foreign press discussing U S Foreign Policy as if 45 is cognitively capable of forming long term plans and/o understanding the consequences of his actions. Have they not noticed, or are they in denial to protect themselves from the horror the full implications will induce?

* Republicans have killed the filibuster so as to steal Merrick Garland's seat on the ideological grounds that only Republicans have a right to choose Supreme Court justices forever and always, hence them refusing to allow Garland a hearing last year and to block all nominations for 4-8 years if Hillary Clinton had won. They are smugly proud of breaking something that had been in place since the constitution was ratified.

* Yesterday we had wind storm such as normally only occurs in Autumn. The Tiny terror does not approve. I had all this stuff I was supposed to do this afternoon, but I somehow made a mistake with my alarm, and did not wake until I was too late for one so put the rest off.

* I think it's so hard to let go of Black Sails because I've never had a show to watch that was so intensely, specifically for me. I am so used to media being made for everyone else, and having to find things to love in it. This one time, something was for me, and there are zero other shows like that, and I don't really expect it to happen again given how many decades I had to wait for it to happen once.

* "fantasy book with witches and wizards and magical people but all magic has a price, like:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158529299726/the-knights-who-say-book-patrickwsawyer

* The lead Soprano of the church choir in my childhood used the phrase "Jesus wept" for certain completely FUBAR situations, including our early rehearsals for the much hated "Like as a Hart" (routinely referred to by snarkier choir members, such as my Father, the lead tenor, as "Beat a Dead Horse."). We all rather picked it up from her, and I frequently have found myself thinking it in her exact tone of voice in response to events since January 20th, despite not being Christian. I also picked up the exclamation "Jesus Fuck!" somewhere in the last twenty years. As I was following Syrian Civil War/Trump debate today, I caught my brain exclaiming, "Jesus Fuck...Jesus Wept!" which image kept me amused at least five minutes and distracted me momentarily from the horror.

* "Isn't it Byronic, don't you think:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159335363682/derplefurf-its-like-ten-thousand-poems-when

* National Poetry Month:

"If a man does not think of Death
Even if he is so clever,
He is like a fool in a sense."
— Lyric Poems of the Sixth Dalai Lama

"“Forgive Me My Salt,” Brenna Twohy.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159318330896/brennatwohy-forgive-me-my-salt-brenna-twohy

"Asleep In The Valley - Arthur Rimbaud:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159319905186/asleep-in-the-valley-arthur-rimbaud

* "My Last Duchess by Robert Brownung:" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/43768

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Sixteen: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode.html

* This person does beautiful Black Sails Art History analysis: http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/blacksailsmeta

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* "'Careening incompetence' of Trump administration risks crisis:"

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* "White House story on Bannon NSC move perplexes:"

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* "Senators demand answers on new EPA policy:"

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* So not only is Gorsuch out right lying in his commercials that he is backing the poor and minorities against corporations when the exact opposite is true, but he's a literal plagarist on a fairly large scale hich rather undermines his intellectual claims.

For serious, call your Senators and encourage them to block or stand firm if they are already blocking this nomination if you are able to. (I know some people can't for a variety of reasons). Remember, he believes that corporations have first amendment rights that Trump those of mere human employees. He is worse than Scalia and will likely live a very long time. Remember that if Democrats cave now, it will enshrine the idea that it is completely acceptable to refuse to even consider nominee by an opposing party so as to steal a nomination, as the Republicans have done in this case. If they kill the filibuster, they kill it. Better to fight and die on the moral high ground than roll over in expectation that they will keep using the threat every single time. Rolling over now for a vague promise we know Republicans won't keep next time is only making things worse.

* "Black activists warned us that Sessions would launch an assault on civil rights. That moment looks like it’s here.:" https://mic.com/articles/173086/jeff-sessions-is-doing-exactly-what-we-thought-he-would?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oi8AYMxes

* Need I mention that the Susan Rice distraction is nonsense from a conspiracy theorist who made his living slandering Hillary Clinton in the '90's. He's literally known for making things up to attack women. Everybody with a clue how things work is not surprisingly calling the accusations nonsense. I'm unlikely to say more than it's a deliberate distraction to distract from literal treason in the White House. Keep your eyes on the ball folks.

* 45 is backing Bill O'Reilly on his serial sexual depredation on female employees. Is anyone surprised? No word on what Bill Cosby thinks. For the record: I believe the women in both the O'Reilly and Trump cases.

* "Coat Hangers And ODs: Life Before Abortion Was Legal:" http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2477-pe-illegal-abortion-life-as-woman-before-roe-vs.-wade.html

* I love this protest. "Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39505692

* Contains an interview about Dr. Willie Parker about access to abortion in the South. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah :" http://www.cc.com/episodes/1h3yqu/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-april-3--2017---willie-parker-season-22-ep-22088

* "Sean Spicer: Kindergarten Press Secretary:"

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* "Trump Shirks His Commander-in-Chief Duties:"

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* "Like America, Turkey Is Also Burning:"

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* "Is Jared Kushner the Real President?:"

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* "Marijuana: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "You're! Not! Helping!:"

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* "Heir to the White House Throne:"

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* "We Told You So: Russian Hacking:"

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* The cherry blossoms are out. They always remind me of My Soldier. We fell in love in Winter. We were young and he had not enlisted yet. He had long dark hair, and though his mother was white, he looked Native like his father. He wore a long grey coat and a fedora. I know, I know, fedoras are now a universal sign of assholery, but in 1990, the hat was unusual and quirky. With his long coat and his ling hair, the hat gave him a unique, vaguely 19th century look. He hated shoes even mor that I do, and had these huge feet with long toes he used like extra fingers. I picture him in Winter dressed like that, barefoot in the snow for the dash from his house to his mother's car, unwilling to put on shoes for the brief trip, as he always drove barefoot.

The street where he lived in 1991 was lined on both sides with cherry trees. They were intriguing shapes in Winter, lichen covered and Gothic. In spring they would burst forth into pink glory and the petals would rain down slowly, and cling to his feet, half crushed. The symbolism is not lost on me. He died in full flower, beautiful, and far too young.

Cherry blossoms forever remind me of him. Barefoot. Beloved. Missed.

* Corrected Headlines: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159223256249


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* "Will Russia meddle with French election next?:"

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* "Ivanka Trump’s new West Wing office raises ethics questions:"

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* "Rep. Denny Heck at House Intelligence Committee hearing:"

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* "Manafort’s growing connections with Russia:"

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* It's looking like Devin Nunes not only has Trump taint all over him but it's looking like he has financial ties to Putin. Also, lets look at an analogy for his behavior in a more familiar investigative realm. Imagine an investigation of an organized crime syndicate. Imagine the man in charge of the investigation was known to be a member of that alleged syndicate within the past year and routinely openly informs the important member of the syndicate what evidence they've found because the organized crime family is "getting beat up in the press" and so deserves to know the details of the investigation. Imagine the head of the investigation calls around to newspapers to use his power to suppress media reports of the crime syndicate's wrong doing and gives press conferences trying to vindicate the people he is supposedly investigating without talking to other case investigators, contradicting the other investigators findings in hopes of scuttling the investigation. Imagine he cancels public testimony unilateral and admits publicly he's never heard of five key figures they are investigating which means he's literally never looked at any of the evidence or is lying, but still insists he is competent to over rule the other investigators. Now add in that not only did he work openly for one of the people he is investigating but has direct financial ties to another.

What would happen? Think he'd still be lead investigator and not a suspect? how "unbiased" would the press and the FBI consider him? Just saying. I don't know for sure he's broken any laws, but shouldn't he be off the case given the weight of circumstantial here and how is it even vaguely acceptable that someone with direct financial ties to Putin has access to classified intelligence for all this time. Have Republicans no sense of patriotism left at all?

* "Dems plan filibuster to block Gorsuch:"

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* "Darrell Issa, Steve King running for reelection in 2018:"

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* "Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part I - RISE:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/sacred-water-standing-rock-part-i/5888c90ae04dd90112c2893a

"Red Power: Standing Rock, Part II - RISE:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/red-power-standing-rock-part-ii/5888c9320c031d740d2a5145

* "So Much News, So Little Time - More Drama for the Trump Administration:"

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* "Australia Is Dangerous (If You're a Dumbass):"

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* They lung situation is worsening again. I took the last antibiotics Sunday morning, but I'm about as bad as I was just before I started them again. I know I should be more patient. I've not had this pneumonia for quite two months, but I am so exhausted by it and it is hard to accomplish anything if I'm in danger of throwing up or passing out from the coughing every time I bend over.

In other news I actually figured out where locally I could get the sandwich I've been fantasizing about for a few weeks. Of course it's not something I have money for. everything I have left with auto-withdraw in the next week, but it's nice to know there is a source closer than, say, Philadelphia. I've been reduced to digging forlornly in the freezer for lost Mexican Popsicles for my throat.

* "Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future:" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/25/dystopian-dreams-how-feminist-science-fiction-predicted-the-future#img-1

* "Beauty Battles Believability in Costume Design for Margaery Tyrell, Part 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/beauty-battles-believability-game-thrones-costume-design-margaery-tyrell-part-2/

* "Death Eaters Suck at Family Planning:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/death-eaters-family-planning/

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* Warning: Contains graphic images of a murder victim. "Russia's dark dealings a split screen scandal:"

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* "Being a Putin opponent is dangerous business:"

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* "A dire period of scandal for Trump in turmoil:"

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* "Sanders: Gorsuch answers not satisfactory:"

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* "Schumer: Wrong to vote on Gorsuch while Trump under investigation:"

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* "Schumer urges Ryan to consider replacing Nunes as Intel chair:"

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* Trump called off the ACA Repeal. Can we take a moment to boggle that the house "Freedom Caucus" resisted Trumpcare on the grounds amoung other things that the bill would not kill enough pregnant women and new borns by denying them access to pre-natal care. O.o

* "Bernie Sanders: We beat right-wing extremists today:"

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* "Rest In Power and Peace, Alphonza:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/rest-in-power-and-peace-alphonza.html

* "Dad seeks school dismissals over alleged 'sex toy' claim:" http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2017/03/23/dad-seeks-school-dismissals-over-alleged-sex-toy-claim/99555540/

* "Move Over, Taboo. America's New Favorite Game Is Trumpboo!:"

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* "Legion's Creativity Hits a New High Ahead of the Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legions-creativity-hits-new-high-ahead-finale/

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* There has been horrific, persistent, large scale, deadly flooding in Peru with displacement on a scale I honestly can't wrap my head around. Want to help? https://www.ammado.com/community/193613

* "London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158

* "Dmitry Orlov: Social Collapse Best Practices:" http://longnow.org/seminars/02009/feb/13/social-collapse-best-practices/

* We appear to have bombed a refugee school in Raqqa.

* "Russian paid Manafort millions to help Putin influence US:"

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* "Trump case a lesson in intelligence gathering:"

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* "Nunes muddies Trump probe with abrupt claim of new evidence:"

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* All nominations still under discussion need to be haulted. People who have clearly committed felonies (Flynn and Manafort) need to be arrested right away, and there needs to be a full proper independent inquiry to see who else needs arresting. This isn't some piddly blow job situation; this is a safety and security of the Nation and the World situation.

* "Rep Schiff: Trump Russia case now 'more than circumstantial':"

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* "Russian info-war tactics in US election continue:"

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* "No, it Really is that Bad:" http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/02/no-is-really-is-that-bad

* "SCOTUS integrity damaged by GOP stolen seat:"

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* "Franken questions Trump & Gorsuch’s judgment:"

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* "Former GOP chairman charged with voter fraud:"

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* "Dahlia Lithwick - The Politicization of Neil Gorsuch's SCOTUS Confirmation - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sanders: AHCA is tax plan to help the wealthy:"

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* "The Barbarians Inside the Gates: Can the Center Hold?:" https://medium.com/bioneers/the-barbarians-inside-the-gates-can-the-center-hold-25ea6408bd5e#.i3b13f53n

* "Why Is A Hate Group Meddling In An Illinois School Board Race?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-is-hate-group-meddling-in-illinois.html

* This has got to be the Alaska equivalent of Florida Man. "Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39349326/snake-found-on-a-plane-yes-really-snake-on-a-plane

* "Africa's Sean Spicer & Not Coming to America:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Why Is President Trump Campaigning Again?:"

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* "Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Hard Power Budget :"

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* "Steve Bannon's Bathtub Musings:"

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* "The WERD: Screw Unto Others:"

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* "Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, Trump Whisperer:"

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* "Great Moments In Women's History:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Tackles Weed And The White House's (Unrelated) Paranoia:"

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* "Josh Lucas Had A Machine Gun Pointed At Him:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars :"

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* NWS Obviously. Wait past the credits. "Deadpool Musical - Beauty and the Beast "Gaston" Parody :"

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* I spent so many years trying to fight Doctors who were trying to gaslight me into agreeing that I wasn't sick, including that time I spent half a decade trying to convince someone to do something about Heberton, the tumor colony that was literally killing me, that even after years of dealing with a practice where the Doctor's are willing to actually treat me, it is always a huge relief that they do instead of making me waste huge amounts of energy I haven't got fighting for treatment. Decades of training has made me used to being told I am imaging whatever happens to be actively trying to kill me, which of course plays in "fun" ways with my childhood abuse. I really have no words for how I feel every time a Doctor just tries to fix what wrong instead of trying to retraumatize me out of laziness and/or prejudice.

The lab results weren't back yet, but the x-ray was definitive. This is the first pneumonia I've had in the half decade or so since I was vaccinated against it. I used to get it most years, so the vaccine was so worth it. I started antibiotic number three this morning, one of the alarmingly strong ones. At least it's only once a day, and I'm off my arthritis meds for the duration as I don't like making holes in my stomache. My body pulled one of it's little chronic illness rebellions this evening, though it is hard to tell if it's the pneumonia or the antibiotic or both or neither. They made need to change antibiotic depending on what strain it tuns out to be, but odds are I won't. This has been a bad one, acute more than half the time between the beginning of February and now. In it's own way it's been worse than the six months of lung MRSA.

In other news, Squirrel is recovering well from the influenza and Tavy has been trying terribly hard to be good, poor wee beastie.

* I feel like people get intimidated by "elite" culture. People with a lot of time and money to devote to things like studying Shakespeare or classical music or high end art have a very human interest in making these things into something only the very wealthy and highly educated have a right to enjoy because they are the ones who can tease out the nuance. The thing is though that music, art, dance, theater have mostly been available to everybody to some degree. Shakespeare was for the Groundlings as well as the toffs. Church music had to reach the peasant and the rag picker as well as the Queen, King, and the Princes of the church. Art had patrons and sure, the stuff in palaces were for the very rich, but the same painters put the art on public columns and in churches too where everyone saw it. Music and dance have always belonged to everyone even if certain types were more common in one setting or another. even opera had cheap seats when it was new. The barrier between the art of the rich and the art of the poor is a very modern thing, even though we all grew up thinking there was this line between popular and high art. It is bull shit. If you like something and enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with that. your tastes may change with age and exposure and/or study, but never let any one tell you that something that gives you pleasure isn't good enough, and a hundred times that never let anyone tell you you aren't good enough to understand and enjoy something. If it makes you feel something, than that bit of music/art/theater/dance/poetry/whatever worked on some level. That needs to be enough.

It is also absolutely valid NOT to like something, even when everyone seems to be telling you you should. Everyone has a right to their own taste and don’t like anyone tell you different.

* I despise everything about the commercial where the girl mocks her mother on line for #having a cold because #every one gets them so #shut up.

* "The Walking Dead Gives Us a Tasty, Satisfying Filler Ep:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-walking-dead-7x14/

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* "Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39073389

* "Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-senator-idUSKBN16301Z

* "Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

* "Reality Check: Is Malmo the 'rape capital' of Europe?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39056786

* "Supreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/02/24/supreme_court_reprimands_groups_for_misgendering_gavin_grimm.html

* "Rest In Power and Peace, Chyna Gibson:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-chyna-gibson.html

* "Search for Daisy Kwok uncovers Shanghai's lost history:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/daisy-kwok-and-lost-history-of-chinese-australians-in-china/7861214

* "The History of the KKK in American Politics:" https://daily.jstor.org/history-kkk-american-politics/

* "An app to help blind people to 'see':" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39056979

* "Pointe break: ballet's destructive power laid bare in Sergei Polunin documentary:" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/22/sergei-polunin-documentary-dancer-steven-cantor?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Through Donald's Eyes - SNL :"

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* My router died Sunday night, seconds after I offered rp, for which I was heartily sorry, but had no means of conveying. The router had been limping on for years, and its final demise was inconvenient, but not entirely unexpected. I wrote up the latest Black Sails with no ability to check things on the Internet and while wrestling Tavy as I tried to transcribe quotes, for extra difficulty points.

I snagged a few hours sleep, then went out into snow flurries to be in line as soon as Xfinity opened. It took literal hours to get the new router working, so there went my day.

* "Let's talk about Nazis in Fiction:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lets-talk-about-nazis-in-fiction/

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gandalf-leads-way-journey-dark/

* "The Breaking of the Fellowship:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/breaking-fellowship-ring/

* "Orcs and Uruk-hai Bring Evil Closer to Home:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/orcs-uruk-hai-two-towers-re-read/

* "Treebeard, Ents, and Action in the Face of Uncertainty:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/treebeard-ents-action-uncertainty/

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 3: Good and Evil Braided Be:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-3-good.html

* "Sansa, Smart:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/155894039887/sansa-smart

* "Arya Todd Drops Out of School:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/arya-season-6-retrospective/

* Black Sails XXXIII: Decisions, Decisions!

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* "The village aiming to create a white utopia:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38881349

* "Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38888649

* "Trump loses case to cover Jr's failure, lawyer lies to TRMS:"

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* Jeff Sessions is in. The KKK is now in charge of the Justice Department.

I bet Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner are rolling in their graves.

* "Sessions confirmed: 'Republicans are scared of Trump':"

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* "Senator Schumer: Sessions 'doesn't belong there' in AG office:"

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* "Republican actions on race are no accident:"

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* I am in the habit of "correcting" in my head words I hear that are the wrong ones on news programs. I routinely correct mistaken country pronunciations and the word "nuclear" when it's pronounced "Nukyoular" because I don't want to mispronounce things myself from hearing them mispronounced often. I also change words in my head as a gloss when the wrong one is used to push a political agenda. For example, when the BBC calls people fleeing the violence in Syria "migrants" when those are clearly refugees under international law, my brain auto corrects as it were, or when a Republican deliberately mispronounces "Democratic" as I micro-agression, or when Republicans try to dehumanize undocumented people as "illegals". I do this with slurs too. I do it because I never want to get in the habit of lazily treating the mislabeling people for political and/or bigoted reasons as normal. I feel that if I do the corrective in my head it keeps me from falling into those ways of thinking. This is also why in my journal, when I see police attacking unarmed protesters, I say the "police rioted." It's a correct use of the word "riot," unlike the way the media unthinkingly labels the people being attacked as rioters if the people being attacked aren't white. Similarly, I see the police killing unarmed innocent children, I call that murder, because that clearly is. I use the words this way because the media doesn't. For example, they say "a child was killed." No, two grown men chose to do a drive by on a child playing in the snow, murdering him, then lied to cover it up. Because pretending humans didn't do it on purpose makes it an unpreventable disaster, when clearly that murder was preventable.

Anyway, I just caught my brain auto correcting "Sean Spicer said" to "Sean Spicer lied."

* "Schumer slams Gorsuch condemnation of Trump as weak:"

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* Republicans are so in favour of Russia being able to hack our elections that they are planning to abolish the Election Assistance Commission on the because they claim that assuring fair elections is "fluff." Call your Congress Critter now to save the one body in our government that works to protect voting machines and related infrastructure from tampering.


* "Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders: An Obamacare Debate:"

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* "President Trump Takes on Nordstrom:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren Reacts to Being Silenced:"

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* "Michael Flynn says Iran "on notice" for missile test:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-flynn-iran-on-notice-for-missile-test/

* "David Miliband - Resettling Refugees with the International Rescue Committee:"

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* "Anthony D. Romero - How the ACLU Is Taking On the Trump Administration - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sen. Stabenow on Mnuchin, Price: 'The truth matters':"

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* "Will the 'rule of law' survive under Trump?:"

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* "GOP blanking of Garland casts shadow on Gorsuch nomination:"

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* "Democrats forcing GOP to deal with confirmation system they broke:"

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* "Senator Booker: What's happening with Trump is worthy of outrage:"

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* Well, he IS a toddler. "Ellen Just Used "Finding Dory" To Clap Back At Trump's Immigration Ban:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/138707/ellen-finding-dory-trump-immigration-ban?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=watch_embed&utm_campaign=h3

* "In Virginia, McAuliffe and Herring try to force Trump regime to obey legal orders in Muslim ban:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/30/1627507/-In-Virginia-McAuliffe-and-Herring-try-force-Trump-regime-on-legal-orders-in-Muslim-ban?detail=tumblr

* "Stephanie Murphy files bill that would remove Stephen Bannon from National Security Council:" http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/02/01/stephanie-murphy-files-bill-that-would-remove-stephen-bannon-from-national-security-council

* "This Doctor Nailed The Problem With Diagnosing Donald Trump With Mental Illness:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/138691/donald-trump-mental-illness-point-twitter?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h3

* "Democratic boycott and change rules to push Trump nominees:" https://mic.com/articles/167330/senate-republicans-ignore-democratic-boycott-and-change-rules-to-push-trump-nominees?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.jLyMfm6ii

* "Neil Gorsuch Won't Fill The Vacancy On The Supreme Court:" http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/neil-gorsuch-wont-fill-the-vacancy-on-the-supreme-court-1791875408

"The excuse for not launching a counter-filibuster against Gorsuch is that it would simply lead the Republicans to turn to the much-discussed “nuclear option,” forcing him through on a simple majority vote, and removing the filibuster as a defense against some theoretical future nominee who is visibly unqualified or extremist. But if the Republicans are willing to kill the filibuster today, they would be willing to kill the filibuster next time around, and to force through an extremist on a narrow majority vote. That is how the Republican Party plays Supreme Court politics now."

* This explains really well why Customs ignoring judicial orders because Trump told them to is terrifying: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156705192852/imperatorkhaleesi-shinelikethunder

* "Parent on Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary: 'I'm Frightened':"

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* "Gorsuch nomination revives Reagan era EPA story:"

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* "Democratic base: Obstruct:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch:"

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* "Black History Month in Trump's America:"

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* "Full Frontal has a Heart-On: Lee Gelernt Edition:"

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* Trump is such a coward he is keeping out a one year old with cancer for fear that ze's a terrorist.

* Trump threatened to invade Mexico when on the phone to their President. Flynn also openly threatening to invade Iran. And did I mention Trump threw a tantrum then hung up on Australia’s Turnbull?

* So 45 is trying to burden the country with another Scalia for the next 40-50 years in the slot they stole from Obama/Garland.

* In case it's not clear, I do have substantive complaints about Gorsuch around things like Hobby Lobby, Extreme religious over reach, the whole citizens have no right to sue cops for murdering their relatives thing, worker's and women's rights generally, etc..

* Given the republicans made up a brand new rule that the President is suddenly only allowed to nominate for the Supreme court in the first three years of his term regardless of what the Constitution says, lied that it was not a brand new thing they made up specifically because they believe that only republican presidents have the right to pick supreme court nominees, and vowed to hold it open another four years if Hillary won, I am having a hard time taking them seriously when they exhort Democrats to "rise above politics" and vote on Neil Gorsuch when they wouldn't "rise above politics" themselves to even give Merrick Garland a hearing. Fuck that! They broke it, they bought it.

They need to nominate Merrick Garland or some other person with bipartisan support. If not, Democrats need to display spine.

* "US Holocaust Museum's "early warning signs of fascism" sign is going viral:" https://mic.com/articles/167188/us-holocaust-museums-early-warning-signs-of-fascism-sign-is-going-viral?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.yh2pULSB3

* So Trump ordered customs agents to ignore judicial rulings blocking parts of his executive order attacking vetted refugees and lawful permanent residents on the basic of religion and country of origin. Customs agents broke the law to obey the president. The rule of law is failing under the agenda of the executive branch.

* I am impressed as hell with the AARP ad targeting Trump voters to get them to call Congress Critters to save Social Security from Ryan's congress. It's deceptive as Hell, but very well played.

* "If You Know A Lawyer, Hug Them:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/if-you-know-lawyer-hug-them.html

* They are trying to make life legally begin at conception: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/586

* "A Vision of Liberation: Raquel Willis at National Women's March :"

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* "Black Trans People Are STILL Making Black History:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/black-trans-people-are-still-making.html

* I am wildly uncomfortable with them using Dylan Thomas in a commercial.

* I have taken to thinking of the way I rp three scenes at once as "strafing."

In related news, Tuesday was day two of a marathon rp thing so we might wrap up Braavos before the Dolphin festival on Game of Bones, hence me not having started the Black sails premiere post.

* Young Pope: I suppose it is the Medievalist in me, but I am honestly surprise Lenny hasn't been poisoned yet. I keep waiting for an anti-christ reveal. I can not tell if I like it or not, but I can not look away.

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You know how I can tell Republicans are always lying when they claim to be originalists? They liked the Supreme Court overturning the results of the 2000 presidential election in Florida for partizan reasons. you know how else I can tell? They want to overturn Roe vs. wade even though women having abortions was completely normal and non-controversial in the 18th century except amoung Catholics, which the Founding fathers pretty much weren't.

Look, the Founding fathers themselves thought the constitution was a living document that ought to change and be amended over time because they had the sense to know they had no idea what was going to be happening decades, let alone centuries head. Originalist argument themselves violate a founding principle actually written into Article V of the constitution itself. That's why the directions for amending the constitution are right there. It's also all over the arguments people made in print and in letters and in the constitutional convention. The idea that society and thus laws and interpretations will change superceeds all the individual opinions about, say, whether there should be a national bank or individual opinions about the rights of various groups of people. I don't want to go back to slavery. I don't want to go back to women having no right to vote or hold property. I am not an originalist though I do hold to the rule of law.

And you know what? The people claiming to be originalists are liars because they are happy to not only pick and choose one founder in one argument and an opposing one in another, but they will happily throw away founder opinions when in suits them as in Bush v. Gore or anti-abortion laws or in judgements that privilege the rights of corporations over the rights of human type citizens, all of which I know would have horrified them as a group.

I am not an originalist. I think human rights for all people is more important than the right to own someone else, or to persecute someone else, or discriminate against someone else. I think that human type people are people and corporations aren't. I am honest and open about that.

They aren't originalists either, they just lie that they are to make it seem like their cruelty and greed are somehow good.

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* An actual NAZI is on our National Security council. "Steve Bannon: from Breitbart to the National Security Council:"

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* "Trump AG firing recalls Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre:"

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* "Trump threatens independence of Justice Department with firing:"

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* "Trump DoJ firing a dangerous politicization:"

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* "Yates in 2015 on saying no an unlawful order from the president:"

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* Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend the travel and refugee bans on the grounds they are unconstitutional.

* My State, Washington, is suing the Federal Government for a Nation Wide restraining order on the Muslim Ban.

* "Malala's Statement About Trump's Racist Muslim Ban:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/malalas-statement-about-trumps-racist.html

* Re: Mike Pence and Trump: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/156621016289/pervocracy-figsandnewtons-the-number-of

* Bring Tissues. Iraq Qar Veteran tells his Refugee Story: http://glassphemy.tumblr.com/post/156620672294/cinematicnomad-dollyp-shared-a-story-on-twitter

* "As of today, according to the Whitehouse.gov website, the Judicial Branch no longer exists.:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/20/1622847/-According-to-the-Whitehouse-gov-website-the-Judicial-Branch-no-longer-exists

* "Democrats will filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS pick:"

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* "Virginia Mom Furious After Teacher Defends Decision to Cast Black Students as Slaves In History Skit:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/01/27/virginia-mom-furious-teacher-defends-decision-cast-black-students-slaves-history-skit/?utm_content=buffer60218&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin - Honoring Trayvon Martin with "Rest in Power":"

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* Looks like the pressure is working. “The Boy Scouts Just Announced They Will Allow Transgender Boys To Join:” https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-boy-scouts-just-announced-they-will-allow-transgender-bo?utm_term=.sub9yoBON#.bdXKD2aMk

* "President Trump's Muslim-Targeted Travel Ban:"

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* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Five: Everybody Lies:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/01/emerald-city-season-one-episode-five.html

* I have watched the Black Sails Season 4 premiere, but it will likely be a few days until I can do a proper analysis, given it's an 8-12 hour time commitment and I'm wrestling with RL today.

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* It is already looking like the Trump administration will be so corrupt that it will make President Harding look like a saint by comparison.

* "Call your congressperson. Here’s a script.:" http://matociquala.tumblr.com/post/153192981361/call-your-congressperson-heres-a-script

* "Autocracy: Rules for Survival:" http://www2.nybooks.com/daily/s3/nov/10/trump-election-autocracy-rules-for-survival.html

* A balanced budget isn't all that important. What's important is what you spend the money on. If you invest the money in things like Infrastructure, education, an things that boost the economy like higher social security, Unemployment benefits etc (which were worth 1.45-1.50 in economic activity for every dollar spent last I checked, up from 1.35-1.40 where it was before the Republicans crashed the economy eight years ago) instead of blowing it on wars and things or worse yet, tax cuts for the rich (which are worth .30 in economic activity for every dollar of tax revenue lost that way). Things like roads, bridges, hardened utilities networks, etc create jobs in the immediate and long term help business. Investing in education is a long term investment in the tech sector, etc.. Raising income on the bottom end of the economic bell curve dramatically increases economic activity as people go out and buy things they need like food, medicine, school supplies for their kids, which tends to boost the economy for the ground up, creating more private sector jobs and increasing tax revenue. Supply side and austerity have been thoroughly debunked as ways to improve an economy and/or tax revenue. The only people they help are the .01%. We have literally centuries of economic data supporting the Keynesian model.

And no, Trump’s promise to default and thus destroy full faith and credit will not help “create jobs.” It will devastate our economy and do generations worth of damage. Tanking our currency, starting a trade war, and all these other terrible things he’s promised. will dramatically raise prices on imports. To see what this might look like google “Brexit” and ”Marmite” or food prices.

* I'm pretty sure if they do what they say they will do: Repel ACA (thus meaning no insurance coverage on the private market for pre-existing conditions), Abolish Medicare (forcing people who by definition have pre-existing, often you die if they take away your meds, oxegen tank, etc type conditions), block grant and dramatically defund Medicaid together, and get rid of medical confidentiality it's going to be a full blown millions of people dying disaster for elderly, poor, and disabled citizens. In the UK thousands of people have directly died from the austerity that cut food, medicine, and mental health services, as in them finding people literally starved to death, died because they had their meds taken away, and suicides.

So many people are going to die from this, which is absolutely what Paul Ryan's Atlas Shrugged ass wants.

* "I was born in New York City in 1972, and it rained a lot.:" https://lettersfromtitan.com/2016/11/15/i-was-born-in-new-york-city-in-1972-and-it-rained-a-lot/

* "Wave of hate crimes against Muslims, Hispanics and black people reported since Donald Trump’s win:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-president-supporters-attack-muslims-hijab-hispanics-lgbt-hate-crime-wave-us-election-a7410166.html

* "The Supreme Court Took on 1950s Gender Roles on the Day After Donald Trump’s Election:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/supreme_court_dispatches/2016/11/the_supreme_court_took_on_1950s_gender_roles_the_day_after_donald_trump.html

* They are lying when they call themselves "pro-life." They want people to die from miscarriages. They advocate murder of doctors and nurses. They are against pre-natal care funding and zika eradication. If they were pro-life, they would not be trying to deny women in poverty access to breast and cervical cancer screening. Any organization that is in favor of millions of women dying of cancer is pro-death, not pro-life.

* A reminder why not to give the Salvation Army money: https://mouthbeef.tumblr.com/post/103998994177/the-salvation-army-militant-evangelicals-with-a

* "Our Four-Year Mission: Make America Smart Again:"

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* "John Oliver - The Most Defiant Nation:"

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* It is incredibly hard to get through to the Bureau of Records and Vital statistics, as their "call volume is unusually high." Ya think? I'll lay odds a lot of it is other transfolk trying to find up what is holding up their birth certificates. (Answer: One specific transphobic bureaucrat who makes her own rules and sets a really high bar on documentation not required by law and has made up her own transphobic wording that you need to get inserted in your surgery letters.) I've been at this about a year what with the name change and gender marker switch, long enough to have had to send a second check as the price for birth certificates went up during the back and forth. I did manage to get through today to the automated system. I sent the last packed of revised documents towards the end of August and they cashed the check before the end of month. They are up to August 20th on birth certificates, so it may be they haven't added the extra documents to my file and made up whatever new hoop to make me jump through to punish me for being "a transgender." Sigh. I'll try again next week.

If you are trying to do a document change in Pennsylvania, best of luck. Seriously. I know the law makes it look easy, but the law isn't being followed. Scratch blue you get red.

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Sen. Merkley: SCOTUS seat 'is being stolen':"

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* "Can US intelligence trust President-elect Trump?:"

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* I am mot surprised the Russian government was in touch with the Trump campaign from early on to help them win and we already knew they were using hacks to help him. The surprise for me is that Russian officials are bragging openly about their work to get Trump into power as a puppet.

This of course means that Russian Intelligence will likely have full access to US Presidential Intelligence briefings.

This is the man the FBI was willing to break the law to get elected. Seriously, WTF. They HAD to know.

* If they do this, I will die. A whole lot of people will die. "After GOP wins, Paul Ryan puts Medicare in the crosshairs:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/after-gop-wins-paul-ryan-puts-medicare-the-crosshairs

If they were actually worried about the long term financial viability of the program they would not be taking action to deliberately make it insolvent. Instead they would repeal the Bush Era tax cut for the rich that capped their contributions so they pay a smaller share of their income in than everyone else.

* Tw: Hate Crime. "Last Night, I Was Five Seconds Away from Being the Victim of a Hate Crime.:" https://www.facebook.com/notes/kacy-howe/last-night-i-was-five-seconds-away-from-being-the-victim-of-a-hate-crime/10154730021618824

* Not sure why the electoral college is a bad idea? http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/153028206287/rootqueen-shocktease-my-name-is-long

* "Forget “Why?”, it’s time to get to work.:" https://medium.com/@anildash/forget-why-its-time-to-get-to-work-c49ac5f0da20#.bdradmc2c

* "a Letter to My Fellow Americans:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/153028469422/aphtoncorbin-i-made-a-comic-to-express-some-of

* An important message from George Takei: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/153029011438/an-earth-witch-an-important-message-from-george

* "Warren on Trump: We've got some places where we could overlap:"

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* "Senator Warren: 'We stand up and we fight back':"

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* RIP Leonard Cohen. "Hallelujah:"

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* ""Democracy" by Leonard Cohen:"

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* And because I'm still grieving that other thing:

* "Dylan Thomas reads "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night":"

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* "Momus - What Will Death Be Like? :"

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* "Common, John Legend - Glory:"

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* "Hello Birmingham:"

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* "Bright Eyes - Easy / Lucky / Free:"

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* My slow paperwork war with that transphobe in Harrisburg sitting on my birth certificate just suddenly stopped being cute. no, I don't have a passport. I can't afford one, and being a hassle, it was the last phase of my document update journey. I do have friends looking into it anyway.

* In other news, someone gave friends these big tubs of used Halloween costumes and decorations. They let me pick stuff out, so I have a bunch of new (to me) decorations for next year, including these amazing bone lights and a tiny tesla coil ball thingie that now decorates my room.

* It comes up periodically, and it has a few times lately, so I will mention that no one has to follow me. I don't mind if it's not your cup of tea. There is also no reason to follow my lj and tumblr both if you don't want to. The Lj/dreamwidth version is condensed. It comes with the best of the links, including the best of things I see on tumblr. It has the Personal stuff. It has the news summaries, reviews, and commentary. If you want way more reblogs of quotes, political stuff, humor, and images that suit my aesthetic interests, the tumblr version may be your thing. I know I'm spammy and tumblr wears people out. Never feel guilty for not being up to it even if we are rl friends.

Live journal version: http://gwyd.livejournal.com/
Dreamwidth version: http://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/
Tumblr Version: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/

Tumblr is catch as catch can with images tending to be most of what happens by day.
The Dreamwidth/livejournal is deliberately organized with charity links at the bottom below the line. If you are an anxious reader, generally the lighter stuff is at the bottom and the more serious stuff at the top, so one can read bottom up if one isn't sure how much one is up to on a given day.

Again, seriously, I do not track who and who isn't reading me and there is no need to worry about offending me if you unfollow. Do what you need to do. Be gentle to yourselves out there.

*****

* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

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