In precisely 10 hours, I’m on a bus…

.screenshot-2017-01-19-20-13-12..I and umpteen men, women and children on 80 buses will leave Connecticut for the trip south to the Women’s March on  Washington. We leave at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, arrive in D.C. around 7 a.m., make our ways to the march, and proceed to be very loud. Oh, and we’ll take copious pictures.

This is what democracy looks like.

We board our buses to come home around 7 p.m., arriving back in Connecticut around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

But rest assured. Things only starts with the March.

So about those conflict-of-interest discussions…

screenshot-2017-01-20-10-32-49Leftover sends this, a comprehensive look at Mr. Trump’s 10 most troubling business deals with foreign power-players.

This cannot stand. And welcome to Washington, Mr. Trump.

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We. Are. The storm.

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We are not entering dark times

We are, instead, simply regrouping. If you need inspiration, just play this, loud.

Onward. The way may be steep but we are not tired.

Here’s what we know

fullsizerender-2Yesterday, the Trump transition team suggested some $10.5 trillion in budget cuts, including (but not limited to, according to the National Priorities Project):

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Fossil Energy…

…as well as cuts to the Departments of Energy, State, Justice, Transportation, Commerce, and more.

But not to worry, The military budget will see quite a boost.

 

Tomorrow, I do solemnly swear…

black-female-hand-bibleTomorrow, Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office as our 45th president. He will swear (or affirm) that he:

“will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I, on the other hand, am skipping the inauguration (though I’ll listen on radio), and I will take my own oath.

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully make sure that my new president executes the duties of his office ethically, legally, and with malice toward none. I will also do my best to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and I will execute my job as a journalist without fear or favor, and I will do my best to teach my students to think critically, to fear nothing, and to enter the profession that has served me so well with the ability to think critically, recognize facts, and draw their pen/swords, when necessary — also without fear or favor.

So help me God.

Are you being harassed online?

screen-shot-2017-01-18-at-2-32-27-pmTrollBusters has some answers. If that’s as impossible to read on your screen as it is on mine, go here.