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Of course they did.. didn't think about that.. but, Black Folks

don't buy that shite on the whole. This is what I've learned over the years.

Propane Jane™
You can't blame GOP/Russian propaganda for the election results without acknowledging that said misinformation was tailored to White people.

'Cept Kanye and whatever

Mahalo Bettyellen

Is there a link, Chevy? If correct that is so hypocritical and


Why wouldn't she credit Hillary's quote?.. and then why would she bad mouth Hillary for the same thing BS is doing? Attending the inauguration?

And, why isn't Michelle Obama on Linda Sarsour's list of Notable women?

Anyway she's just one of the Organizers.. I bet there are others who do appreciate Hillary's and Michelle's historical contributions to the Women's movement

There's a difference.. It wouldn't be

Obama to retire from public life for one thing.. and he has humanty.. blotus doesn't.

He gets all the dissent this country can muster.

“There’s a difference between that normal functioning of politics and certain issues or certain moments where I think our core values may be at stake,” Mr. Obama told reporters in the White House briefing room.

Mr. Obama continued: “I put in that category if I saw systematic discrimination being ratified in some fashion. I put in that category explicit or functional obstacles to people being able to vote, to exercise their franchise. I’d put in that category institutional efforts to silence dissent or the press. And for me at least, I would put in that category efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country.”

Thanks Don~

JHFC! They must mainline foxscrews and Russia today!

Poor slobs think they know the exact opposite of reality.

Damn.. thank you for this, LonePirate.. You figure this happening but it's worse than expected.

The ones who wish he would quit tweeting.. suck it up

Toronto Star Reporter Tweets the Idiocy of Inauguration Attendees

Daniel Dale, the DC correspondent for the Toronto Star, tweeted pictures of inauguration attendees along with their comments about the new president. These people have invented a version of him which does not exist. They live in an alternate reality we do not want to ever visit. I bet you can guess their common trait, besides being unfathomably stupid. These people scare me.


Tyrus and Ashley Cobb, of Indiana, like that Trump is a man of faith who will bring Godliness back. They wish he'd stop tweeting.

Dennis Poer, painter in Illinois, says tomorrow is the "greatest event in American history." He loves Trump's honesty.

Rhonda Pearce, homemaker in North Carolina, most admires that Trump is always willing to admit he was wrong after he misspeaks.

Michelle Arnett, of Tennessee, thinks Trump will bring back jobs. She was laid off in a clothing-plant closure she attributes to NAFTA.

Rick Gardner, a Christian minister in Arizona, says he most likes Trump's honesty - "truly a man of his word" - and his selflessness.

Sandra Esmeier, Arizona homemaker, says she likes that "his ego is so large that he wants to be the best, so he'll work toward being best."

Steve Terrill, who employs 150 people in Vermont: "He's a man who gets things done. He doesn't talk. He acts."

David Drexler, LA lawyer, says he'd never seen a politician who so "precisely" understands the issues of jobs and immigration.

KC Hailstone, Idaho truck driver, says he most likes that Trump isn't "wishy-washy" on issues.

Patty Richardson, owner of a firearm business in North Carolina, says Trump is "just so real."

Rick Philemon, Charlotte: "He stands for change. Do I think he's a role model? Man, absolutely not. But with Hildebeest, we had no hope."

Laura Ptaszek, hospital worker, most likes that Trump is "a man of his word." Son Allan, autoworker, says it's his "sincerity and honesty."

This is a PSA from Daniel Dale, Toronto Star.. I have to put this in my journal!

Now it's hitting me.. now

I'm starting to cry.

Thank you for these pics, bigtree!

I have things exploding in my personal life that I didn't think of BLOTUS once today.. but, he was always there anyway. One day's reprieve.

Mahalo, Obama!



And, inspiring.. I may have to move soon.

Mahalo, Don~

Yes.. that's why he insults all the great people calling him out..

he knows they're right and hates them for it.

I stole BLOTUS from someone last night.. it's perfect. Thank you to whomever..

Bloviating Louse of the United States. Is what I came up with.

FYI.. louse


noun: louse; plural noun: lice; plural noun: louses

1. a small, wingless, parasitic insect that lives on the skin of mammals and birds.

Yes, Tom Perez has brilliant endorsements, mcar..

Tom Perez would make an excellent DNC Chair..

Tom Perez
✔ ‎@tomperez
Proud to be backed by United Farm Workers in the fight for the rights and dignity of every worker. More: http://www.ufw.org/_board.php?mode=view&b_code=news_press&b_no=19028&page=1&field=&key=&n=1213
9:10 AM - 20 Dec 2016
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The UFCW, the UFW and the Fire-fighters union endorse Tom Perez for DNC chair!

"The Democratic Party is at a crossroads, and it needs leaders with strong progressive voices as well as unique skills and experiences to lead the party forward. While there are a number of very good candidates in the DNC chair race, Tom Perez offers the party what it so desperately needs – bold leadership and ideas, strong experience managing an organization at the state and federal level, and someone singularly focused on rebuilding the party across the country.

He understands the realities faced by hard-working families all across America who are desperate for a better life. Our members saw firsthand his passion and commitment to improving the lives of union workers as he joined with us to push for safer working conditions at poultry plants, and as he fiercely advocated in favor of the Overtime Rule. As Labor Secretary, he not only pushed for progressive reforms, he helped manage a multi-billion dollar agency with thousands of employees.
In light of the challenges the party faces, Secretary Perez has the experience and vision for the changes the DNC must make, and is the right leader who can make these changes happen. We enthusiastically support his candidacy."


More~ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/19/1612780/-The-UFCW-the-UFW-and-the-Fire-fighters-union-endorse-Tom-Perez-for-DNC-chair

Today it became known that the International Association of Firefighters, the main union representing American firefighters, has broken with the AFL- CIO and endorsed Tom Perez too:

"In a statement, Schaitberger praised Perez as a "a tireless advocate for civil and human rights" who can transcend what the union president called "a narrow focus on identity and cultural politics that alienated" some longtime Democrats from the party.

"Tom Perez is the person who has the right mix of personal background, progressive values, experience and total commitment to all workers, in all regions and states across the country," Schaitberger said. "To have Tom Perez as the Chair of one of our nation's two major political parties would be a significant victory for workers across America."


And, he's bi-lingual!

In the meantime Tom Perez is also getting important Latino support.

The Latino Victory Fund are supporting his bid for the DNC chair, and I would urge everyone to read an excellent article written by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto over at NBC Latino:

She argues that Tom Perez is exactly the man the DNC needs now, because he appeals to Latino voters and minority voters because of his past relentless fight for civil rights, but also because he has a great appeal/ connection to the white working class because of his work as Secretary of Labor.

For everyone not really familiar with Tom Perez accomplishments as Secretary of Labor, I would recommend this article describing who Tom Perez is, and what he did standing up for workers’ rights, the 15 dollar minimum wage and overtime protection:

Opinion: Tom Perez is What the DNC Needs Now


As Labor secretary, Perez has been knee-deep on these issues and has a running start on establishing real, sustainable ties with laboring Americans. And given the likelihood of the repeal of Obamacare, wages will take on a much more important meaning for working Americans.


Helping the DNC with its Latino problem isn't just about Perez being a Perez. As Labor secretary he has deep linkages to the bread and butter issues that matter to Hispanics on wages, employment opportunities and working conditions. But Perez also has extensive experience combating voter and civil rights violations through his work in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

Then again, there is something to Perez being a Perez. With a Latino at the helm of the Democratic Party it will not be as easy for the growing constituency of Hispanic voters to be put on the back burner.

Much more~http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/opinion-tom-perez-what-dnc-needs-now-n697746

Tom Perez Announces Plan to Drastically Expand Voter Protections at the DNC

There's this too..

Tom Perez · January 10, 2017

With a Potential Dormant Civil Rights Division Under Jeff Sessions, Perez Proposes Comprehensive Effort to Expand Ballot Access, Increase Voter Registration, Fight Republican Voter Suppression Tactics

Perez's Plan Invests In State Parties To Go On Offense On Voting Rights

Today, Tom Perez, candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee, released his plan to establish a fully functioning office of voter empowerment to proactively expand ballot access, protect the right to vote, and combat Republican voter suppression efforts across the country.

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