Monday, April 30, 2018

Tweet by Rev. J. Walker on Twitter

Rev. J. Walker (@revjwalker)
@Hesiod2k11 @thepoliticalcat @JamesMartinSJ Or "You want someone with a wife and kids? Here's a female Unitarian Universalist minister married to a woman, and they're raising five great kids."

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Tweet by Mike Signorile on Twitter

Mike Signorile (@MSignorile)
Well, folks, you all really helped turn the narrative on @michelleisawolf & the dinner. The Beltway reporters who criticized her have backed off. TV news dropped the story, seeing the backlash. Journalists who were staying quiet at first are now coming out for Wolf.

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Charles P. Pierce on Politics - News from Charlie Pierce

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/


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Democrats Hurt Both Their Candidates in Texas House Race

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a20105046/dccc-texas-house-race-mistakes/


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Dave Clark Five - Over and Over (1965)

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The Dave Clark Five - Bits & Pieces - Top Of The Pops (1964)

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Werewolf Movie (1961)

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Nightmare Castle 1965 Uncut Version

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Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)

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The Music Box

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Buster Keaton - The Gold Ghost (1934) (Laurel & Hardy)

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The Boat (1921) - BUSTER KEATON & SYBIL SEELY | Edward F. Cline

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A Woman (1915) - CHARLIE CHAPLIN & EDNA PURVIANCE

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The New Janitor (1914) - CHARLIE CHAPLIN - Mack Sennett

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Tweet by Lisa Glass on Twitter

Lisa Glass (@LMplusG)
Just curious. Are these the folks who think the comedian crossed a line? pic.twitter.com/TZlqmtz4N8

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Tweet by Michelle Wolf on Twitter

Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf)
Why are you guys making this about Sarah's looks? I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a *perfect* smoky eye. I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials. twitter.com/morningmika/st…

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EPA grants ‘financial hardship’ waiver to oil refinery owned by billionaire, Trump confidant – ThinkProgress

https://thinkprogress.org/epa-grants-financial-hardship-waiver-carl-icahn-99abf3315063/


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With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Safety Net

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/04/26/tax-scam-complete-gop-caucus-unveils-insane-budget-blueprint-attack-safety-net


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Trump Today | What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

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James Beard Awards 2018: Media Award Winners - Eater

https://www.eater.com/2018/4/27/17286978/james-beard-foundation-awards-2018-media-winners-cookbooks-journalism


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Tweet by Ward Q. Normal on Twitter

Ward Q. Normal (@WardQNormal)
He's weaponizing his base to hate the free press, the justice system, entire ethnic groups & religions, and educated "elites." He's now conditioning reporters to resist investigating and calling out his lies. This is not a safe situation for our country.

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Tweet by The Resistance on Twitter

The Resistance (@ResistanceNOW77)

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Tweet by #Resist ūüĆä on Twitter

#Resist ūüĆä (@ZaibatsuNews)
This Texas family saved their son from a church cult — and now wants to warn the world about them j.mp/2JH6peN pic.twitter.com/chX3NHhCvP

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Here Are 9 Great Freethinkers and Religious Dissenters in History | Alternet

https://www.alternet.org/here-are-9-great-freethinkers-and-religious-dissenters-history


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Evangelical Extremists Mount a Secret Campaign to Re-Create a Christian America That Never Existed | Alternet

https://www.alternet.org/evangelical-extremists-mount-secret-campaign-re-create-christian-america-never-existed


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The Koch Coup • Hightower Lowdown

The Koch Coup • Hightower Lowdown

The Koch Coup

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The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many – so, for decades, they've been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse. From whacking our voting rights to busting unions, their plutocratic intent is nothing less than to pull a coup on democracy, installing a government of, by, and for the super-rich.

They've enlisted a secretive cadre of other billionaires who share their extreme kleptocratic belief that 1) property rights of the rich are more important than the people's political rights, 2) that majority rule is not a good form of governing, and 3) that the "Makers" (as the billionaires dub themselves) should be able to overrule collective actions of the lower classes (whom they call "Takers"). They've created a complex, sophisticated web of right-wing front groups that have already corporatized a slew of our most basic laws and institutions, and they've gained a chokehold on nearly every level of government (including our courts and whole states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Texas). To carry out their attacks, they've essentially taken over the Republican party.

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Even more shocking than the arrogance of this unprecedented power grab by the conspiracy of billionaires is its quiet success. The Koch Coup crept up on us because it abhorred publicity and couched each move as an independent effort by a separate group. Then the conspirators backed the Supreme Court's outrageous 2010 Citizens United decision, decreeing that unlimited corporate spending is allowed because it's "free speech." Only did Americans begin waking up to the reality that the Kochs were making an assault on democracy itself.

This is Jim Hightower saying… To learn more, check out the extensive Koch web files at the Center for Media and Democracy: www.exposedbycmd.org/koch/.

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An Informative Animated Timelapse Mapping European Rulers From 400 BC Through Present Day

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How The Toronto Attack Suspect Was Influenced By The ‘Incel’ Male Supremacy Movement  | GOOD

https://www.good.is/articles/toronto-attacker-incel-community


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Ringo (Ballad of Ringo Starr) by Allan Sherman

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Stained-glass windows of R. Crumb’s comics | Dangerous Minds

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Light My Fire - Julie London

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Here's exactly what to do if you encounter a coyote

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Eastern Screech Owl calling

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The Distinctive Calls of Owls: A Sampler

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Whip-poor-will Song

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How Michelle Wolf Blasted Open the Fictions of Journalism in the Age of Trump | The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-michelle-wolf-blasted-open-the-fictions-of-journalism-in-the-age-of-trump


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Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine

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Top 3 Things You Missed in Westworld Season 2 Ep. 2

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Republicans Beginning to Regret Having No Agenda | Vanity Fair

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Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondents’ routine about Sarah Sanders - Vox

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/30/17302026/michelle-wolf-jokes-sarah-huckabee-sanders-white-house-correspondents-dinner-whcd


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Iraq War 15th Anniversary: 1 Million Dead, No One Held Accountable

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How to Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon… — ProPublica

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Bank of Internet, Which Had Been Under Federal… — ProPublica

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Westworld Season 2 Timeline - Jeffrey Wright Makes Sense of Bernard's Timeline in Westworld Season 2

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Some Reporters Just Can't Take A Joke: A WHCD Twitter Round-up. | Crooks and Liars

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/04/some-reporters-just-cant-take-joke-whcd?utm_source=Crooks+and+Liars+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=178aca31d7-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4904be7bc-178aca31d7-327008061


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Chris Wallace Drags Jason Miller For Denying Russia Collusion: 'We Have No Idea What Mueller Is Finding' | Crooks and Liars

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Raging Hypocrite Mike Huckabee Whines About 'Classless Bullying' At WHCD | Crooks and Liars

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Howard Fineman Explains Why Michelle Wolf Haters Should STFU: 'It's Not Her Job To Behave' | Crooks and Liars

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Adolf Hitler commits suicide - Apr 30, 1945 - HISTORY.com

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Poire Williams - Gastro Obscura

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Michelle Wolf Was Fucking Fabulous And Transcendent At The White House Correspondent’s Dinner, So Shut Up | Wonkette

https://wonkette.com/633215/michelle-wolf-was-fucking-fabulous-and-transcendent-at-the-white-house-correspondents-dinner-so-shut-up


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The Irony of the Trump White House's Response to Michelle Wolf - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/whca-sanders/559253/


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In This Bible Study, Science And Faith Don't Have To Compete : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/29/592590119/in-this-bible-study-science-and-faith-dont-have-to-compete


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Bill Maher: ‘Liars’ Like Trump Need to Start Facing Consequences for False Claims

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Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Media Panning Michelle Wolf’s Jokes: ‘Hire a Juggler Next Year’

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"i carry your heart" by E E Cummings (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

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Pacifica Radio/KPFA/UC Berkeley Library: Other Social Activist Movements & Activities Social Activism Sound Recording Project: Martin Luther Kind, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam ," April 30, 1967, Riverside Church, New York

peace history april

peace history april

The African National Congress had called on parents to withdraw their children by this day from South African schools in resistance to the Bantu Education Act. That 1953 law transferred education of the Bantu (blacks) from religious missions to state-controlled schools. Mission education, argued then-Minister of Bantu Education Dr. H.F. Verwoerd, not only tended to create "false expectations" amongst the natives, but was also in direct conflict with South Africa's racially separatist apartheid policies.
Whites, who were in complete control of government and society, comprised only 14% of South Africa's population. Verwoerd presented to Parliament:
"When I have control of native education, I will reform it so that natives will be taught from childhood to realize that equality with Europeans is not for them. There is no place for him (the black child) in European society above the level of certain forms of labour…What is the use of teaching a Bantu child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice?"


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peace history april

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This Could Be The Real Reason Why North Korea Stopped Its Nuclear Missile Tests

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Kathy Griffin Nails The Hypocrisy Of Critics Calling On Michelle Wolf To Apologize | HuffPost

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Liberal Redneck - Make America White Again?

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Harmar Bald Eagles Live Stream

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THE DECAPITATION ARTIST- Marie Tussaud

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White House Correspondents Dinner Issues Weak Response to Michelle Wolf Controversy

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Why Did Kim Jong Un Agree to End the Korean War?

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Devin Nunes' House Republican Russia Collusion Report Is a Hack Job

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Tweet by shauna on Twitter

shauna (@goldengateblond)
"how dare that lady comedian be so vulgar" says the crowd that's clearly delicate like doilies pic.twitter.com/wWTRd8XnKF

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Frank Rich: Roy Cohn Was the Original Donald Trump

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Teach Kids to Heal the Earth - Community - Utne Reader

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Ya Jagoff!!! | In Hockey: When Is a Goal, Not A Goal Even Thought It Was a Goal?

Ya Jagoff!!! | In Hockey: When Is a Goal, Not A Goal Even Thought It Was a Goal?

In Hockey: When Is a Goal, Not A Goal Even Thought It Was a Goal?

First, not to say that the Pens didn't suck against the Caps last night. They played defense like me in my over-40 league as if both of my legs fell asleep and I was pre-loaded with Valium. On top of that, I typically don't like to subscribe to saying the officials suck. That said, guess who the Jagoffs are today?

First, see the tweet from WTAE's Ray Petelin, who is quite proficient with his Jagoff-estrator skills (creating the featured artwork of today's blog post.)

I look at grainy weather imagery to make sense of the atmosphere... Here's my interpretation of grainy, replay imagery... Not that it matters. I will also say, I'm not a hockey official, but I did drive by a Holiday Inn Express one time.

— Ray Petelin (@Ray_WTAE)

Hey on-ice officials of the Penguins/Caps game and lazy-pizza-eating-Toronto-based-off-ice officials…not sure what YOU looked at when reviewing the Hornqvist net-stuffer yesterday.

Certainly, the on-ice officials can pass the buck along to the Toronto peeps because that MIGHT have been tough puck to keep track of.. but…to the off-ice-Toronto-based officials… are ya looking at these plays, on your smart phone, while your shopping with your spouse in the middle of a mall?

If ya need a little reference as to what WHITE space looks like, look down at your shirts.. it's the color between the black stripes!  Recognize it? Yep, that's what the space looks like between the Hornqvist's puck and the goal line.

In the meantime, at your Toronto desk, put down those nachos, pizza, and Tim Horton donut holes, wipe your greasy lips and hands, put your READERS on and get the calls right, YaJagoffs!



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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tweet by Paralympic Games on Twitter

Paralympic Games (@Paralympics)
Record numbers around the world are not finding @Paralympics tough to watch. Billions of viewers now take in the Paralympics in hundreds of countries around the world. We hope the US President continues to watch and be inspired by the Paralympics. twitter.com/Paralympics/st…

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Tweet by Lawrence O'Donnell on Twitter

Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence)
I have comedian friends who've done #WHCD. Many writer friends who've written WHCD jokes. I always advised them precisely on the line they shouldn't cross. I respected the line. They did too but still they made mistakes.

Then Trump destroyed the line.

THERE IS NO LINE.

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Get Serious About Online Misogyny Before More Women Are Killed | HuffPost

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chocolate ooey gooey cake | i am baker

chocolate ooey gooey cake | i am baker

chocolate ooey gooey cake

Enjoying a rich, chocolate, ooey-gooey cake has never been easier! This semi-homemade recipe was handed down from a very wise & frugal Grandma!

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Cake #cake #chocolate

I just posted the buttery Ooey Gooey Butter Cake a couple days ago.  The recipe was so fascinating to me that I immediately had to make it in chocolate!

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cake #chocolate #cake

One thing I do absolutely love about this dessert is the texture.  The thin top layer of delicate chocolate flakiness resting precariously over the ooey gooey molten cocoa flavored lava lusciousness is pretty darn amazing. They battle it out in your mouth, the sweet rich velvet like cake and the crispy top layer of crust.  Just to be clear, there are no losers in that battle.

chocolate ooey gooey cake

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (226g) butter, melted
  • 1 pkg chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (one egg for bottom cake layer THEN two eggs for filling layer)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c (31g) cocoa powder
  • 16 oz confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 convection) and prepare and 9-inch by 3inch round cake pan OR 9x13 dish. (I have heard a bundt works as well!)
  2. Combine the cake mix, 1 egg (you will use the other two eggs elsewhere), and 1 stick melted butter (1/2 cup or 113g), and stir until well blended.
  3. Pat the mixture into prepared pan and set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer on medium speed (or using a hand-held mixer), beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder.
  5. Lower the speed of the mixer and add the powdered sugar. Slowly add the remaining 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter. Add vanilla and continue to beat the mixture until smooth.
  6. Pour filling over cake mixture in pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. (check at 30 minutes with 9x13) Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cake #chocolate #cake

5 Unwritten Rules for Ooey Gooey Cake Success:

Make sure you prepare your pan correctly. I use GOOP {Homemade Baker's Spray} and think it's far superior to any product you can buy at the store. If you don't want to make GOOP, grease your pan then line with parchment paper.

Room temperature ingredients is a good idea. Set your butter and cream cheese out a few hours before you plan on making this amazing cake.

Don't under mix ingredients. Whip the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes.

Pan size matters. Or does it? It just depends on your preference for the final product! I baked mine in a 9×3 round cake pan or 9×3 springform pan because I like ooey gooey cakes to have a very gooey center and thicker edges. However, you can absolutely bake this recipe in a 9×13 pan! It will just be much thinner than my pictures show. You can also use a 9×9 or 8×8 square pan. Just make sure your oven is properly calibrated as you don't want hot spots that will cause uneven baking. (Hint: Use bake strips around your pan!)

You are not limited by the flavors in the recipe! Try adapting the Ooey Gooey cake recipe to create any flavor combination. Use vanilla cake in the base and lemon extract for the cream cheese topping. How about coffee extract in the base and cherry flavoring in the cream cheese layer? Or lemon in the base and lemon zest in the topping. Or strawberry in the base and vanilla topping. Try adding fruit to the top which can help cut the sweetness. Try adding chocolate chips to the base and/or the cream cheese layer. Add chopped pecans to the base layer. The possibilities are endless!

Did you know the "magic" version of this recipe? You simply mix all the ingredients in one bowl and then bake. There is no layer separation, but the flavor and texture are still amazing!

Amazing Chocolate Ooey Gooey Cake!

This cake is very rich and a little will go a long way. Try serving with a vanilla ice cream to cut the sweetness.

I just want you to know, I am willing to sacrifice time and resources to sample every single one of them.  I do it all for you. ūüėČ

Enjoy!

*****

Like Ooey Gooey Cakes? This one is a reader favorite! Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I made this for a bake sale and it sold out by 9:30am!

You may also like my Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cake!

If you would like to try a cake that is JUST as amazing but made FROM-SCRATCH check out my Perfect Chocolate Cake!

Ding Dong Cake



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Want to know about the new White Power symbols?

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/4/23/1759298/-Want-to-know-about-the-new-White-Power-symbols


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Tweet by God on Twitter

God (@TheGoodGodAbove)
After all the horrible shit Trump has said, HOW THE FUCK COULD ANYONE BE ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR?!

He literally JUST made fun of people with disabilities. Pull your heads out of your fucking asses.

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Tweet by EdgarOfTheMoors on Twitter

EdgarOfTheMoors (@EdgarOfTheMoors)
Speaking truth to power isn't "mean."
It's patriotism.

Abusing power, harming the poor, persecuting racial and religious minorities, marginalizing the LGBTQ community, subjecting children to gun violence, ignoring suffering Americans in Flint and Puerto Rico... that's "mean."

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Tweet by Treason Memes on Twitter

Treason Memes (@treasonstickers)
My tax dollars pay for a professional makeup artist to apply the perfect smoky eye makeup to a woman who stands in front of America and lies her fucking ass off to protect a treasonous President. I'm OK with a comedian commenting on it.

Also, cousin Huckabee should go to prison.

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Tweet by EdgarOfTheMoors on Twitter

EdgarOfTheMoors (@EdgarOfTheMoors)
You say Michelle Wolf was "mean" to Donald Trump and those who incessantly lie for him?

I'm sorry. I couldn't hear your whining over the sound of Trump and his cronies systemically attacking the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

#SundayMorning
#WHCD
#FreePress

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Here is how right-wing religious nationalists plan to create a new Christian America

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/right-wing-religious-nationalists-plan-create-new-christian-america/


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Tweet by John Pavlovitz on Twitter

John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz)
#MichelleWolf didn't "stoop to Trump's level" at the #WHCD.

When she uses the power of the White House to craft legislation that cripples the poor and marginalized, and assails our environmental protections, civil rights, and Free Press—she'll be stooping to his level.

Stop.

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peace history april

peace history april

peace history april

The African National Congress had called on parents to withdraw their children by this day from South African schools in resistance to the Bantu Education Act. That 1953 law transferred education of the Bantu (blacks) from religious missions to state-controlled schools. Mission education, argued then-Minister of Bantu Education Dr. H.F. Verwoerd, not only tended to create "false expectations" amongst the natives, but was also in direct conflict with South Africa's racially separatist apartheid policies.
Whites, who were in complete control of government and society, comprised only 14% of South Africa's population. Verwoerd presented to Parliament:
"When I have control of native education, I will reform it so that natives will be taught from childhood to realize that equality with Europeans is not for them. There is no place for him (the black child) in European society above the level of certain forms of labour…What is the use of teaching a Bantu child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice?"


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Comparing abortion to slavery and the Holocaust, Tennessee legislature approves 'unborn' monument

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/4/25/1759694/-Comparing-abortion-to-slavery-and-the-Holocaust-Tennessee-legislature-approves-unborn-monument


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Mansplaining Now Tops Condoms as Most Effective Contraceptive | Alternative Science

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Trump’s Attacks On The Press Cause US To Drop To 45th In Press Freedom I...

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When they go low, we go MICHELLE WOLF. As soon as the president of the United States is not a pussy-grabbing, disabled-mocking, race-baiting, Russian-conspiring traitor then we can go high again. Until then we fight hard, we resist harder and we vote them all out. #WHCD

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Thoughts and prayers to everyone offended by the #WHCD tonight.

You really shouldn't be offended though...Michelle Wolf's takedown of Sarah Huckabee Sanders was nothing but locker room talk.

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Michelle Wolf:
"What no one in this room wants to admit is Trump helped all of you. He couldn't sell steaks, vodka, water, college, ties or Eric - he has helped you sell your papers, books & TV. You created this monster and now you are profiting off of him"

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Yes. On August 19, 1934, the Chancellor of Germany was also elected President of Germany in an unprecedented consolidation of power. His name was Adolf Hitler.

In 1933, he authorized sterilization for the handicapped. In 1939, he had them exterminated via his euthanasia program. twitter.com/stevesilberman…

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Those of you worried that getting rid of Trump would get us a much worse Pence can take heart - Pence is going down with Trump...
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"When the elderly, sick, and vulnerable are left without resources by this Administration, it will be the Progressives, Muslims, Jews, Humanists, and Atheists—not the Conservative Christians who will care for them as Jesus would have."

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All this time I thought I had become part of an anti-Trump movement, a resistance, when in reality, I hadn't actually joined anything at all. I just never stopped being an American. The resisting came naturally.

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OBAMA: "Our Paralympians show the world that no matter what, with perseverence, we can do incredible things."

TRUMP: "It's a little tough to watch, but I watched as much as I could."

As a proud and patriotic American it's tough to watch this president bring our country down.

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If you think Michelle Wolf's comedy at the #WHCD was too mean, then I would invite you to listen to the tears and sobs of undocumented children whose parents have been arrested in front of them.

I've heard that. No amount of political criticism could ever be so cruel.

#Immoral

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Let me make sure I got this right...

Michelle Wolf roasted Sarah Huckabee Sanders on a platform where roasting is expected and she is getting criticism...

Minutes earlier Donald Trump threatened a Senator in front of thousands and gets no criticism...

This is sad.

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Dear Everyone Criticizing Michelle Wolf,

Your protestations about "mean" comedy can go fuck themselves on the screams of children whose parents are being forcibly hauled away by ICE agents.

Every time you screamed "Build That Wall!" you earned every criticism.

#FuckYourFeels

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Very interesting to attend the #WHCD tonight and watch the event there. Interesting to see Trumpers offended by a comedian when they weren't offended by Trump bragging about grabbing women by the pu**y, his mocking a disabled reporter and demonizing Latinos, Muslims and blacks

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So, at the same time, a comedian is making snide jokes about people in power and the President is lying repeatedly to rile up a crowd. And we're supposed to be upset about the comedian? Get the fuck outta here.

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An Openness to Life: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld on Love, Failure, and What It Means to Be Yourself РBrain Pickings

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An Openness to Life: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld on Love, Failure, and What It Means to Be Yourself

"Openness to life grants a lightning-swift insight into the life situation of others."

An Openness to Life: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld on Love, Failure, and What It Means to Be Yourself

Months after his death in a plane crash while traveling to negotiate a ceasefire during the budding civil war in Congo, the Swedish diplomat, economist, and author Dag Hammarskj√∂ld (July 29, 1905–September 18, 1961) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hammarskj√∂ld became one of only two people in history awarded the Nobel posthumously. John F. Kennedy considered him the greatest statesman of the twentieth century.

Hammarskj√∂ld left behind a most unusual manuscript, eventually published as Markings (public library) — a compendium of reflections and poems constellating a luminous record of one person's struggle for a foothold of meaning, radiating universal human truth. Partway between young Tolstoy's diaries, Walt Whitman's prose meditations, and artist Ann Truitt's journals, these fragments of thought and feeling embody what it means for a person who has devoted their life to moral action to also have a rich inner life of contemplation — the rare, bountiful marriage of via activa and via contemplativa, as W.H. Auden observes in his admiring foreword to the book. Hammarskj√∂ld contemplates love, justice, devotion, morality, and empathy, united by a larger inquiry into the nature of being, which he explores through the relationship between self and other, self and world, self and self-containing consciousness.

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Writing at the peak of WWII, as he is still orienting himself in his own sense of purpose, thirty-six-year-old Hammarskjöld examines the interplay of emotion and the intellect in how we relate to ourselves and to others:

Openness to life grants a lightning-swift insight into the life situation of others. What is necessary? — to wrestle with your problem until its emotional discomfort is clearly conceived in an intellectual form — and then act accordingly.

In another entry from the same period, Hammarskjöld considers the dignity in our human capacity for devoting ourselves to the improbable, the unreasonable, that which is bound to break our own hearts:

It makes one's heart ache when one sees that a man has staked his soul upon some end, the hopeless imperfection and futility of which is immediately obvious to everyone but himself. But isn't this, after all, merely a matter of degree? Isn't the pathetic grandeur of human existence in some way bound up with the eternal disproportion in this world, where self-delusion is necessary to life, between the honesty of the striving and the nullity of the result? That we all — every one of us — take ourselves serious is not merely ridiculous.

Four years later, Hammarskjöld echoes young Borges's insistence on the illusoriness of the self and probes the crux of our self-delusion:

At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose your self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I's. But in only one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected. Only one — which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your I.

Nowhere does our overinvestment in the I swell to more self-harming proportions than in our relationship with other I's to whom we feel bound by the threads of deep and demanding emotion — threads on which we pull greedily, unreasonably, unlatching the inevitable Rube Goldberg machine of unmeetable expectation, disappointment, and heartbreak. More than half a century before Hilton Als considered the art of receptivity at the heart of love, Hammarskj√∂ld reflects:

When you have reached the point where you no longer expect a response, you will at last be able to give in such a way that the other is able to receive, and be grateful. When Love has matured and, through a dissolution of the self into light, become a radiance, then shall the Lover be liberated from dependence upon the Beloved, and the Beloved also be made perfect by being liberated from the Lover.

Illustration by Arthur Rackham for a rare 1917 edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Hammarskj√∂ld finds that what mitigates this tension of need between self and self is a surrender to the relationship between self and nature. "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on," Whitman exulted in contemplating hat gives life meaning, "[and] have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night." Generations after Whitman, Hammarskj√∂ld writes:

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning.

I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned by whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the oil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no — but refreshed, rested — while waiting.

In another entry, he considers what it takes to surrender ourselves to Nature's embrace:

The extrahuman in the experience of the greatness of Nature. This does not allow itself to be reduced to an expression of our human reactions, nor can we share in it by expressing them. Unless we each find a way to chime in as one note in the organic whole, we shall only observe ourselves observing the interplay of its thousand components in a harmony outside our experience of it as harmony.

Landscape: only your immediate experience of the detail can provide the soil in your soul where the beauty of the whole can grow.

Photograph by Maria Popova

Like Whitman, Hammarskjöld saw this harmony between humanity and the natural world as inseparable from, and in some deep sense essential for, the harmony within the human world, between human beings. Two years into his post as Secretary-General of the United Nations, he writes:

Salty and wind-swept, but warm and glittering. Keeping in step with the measure under the fixed stars of the task. How many personal failures are due to a lack of faith in this harmony between human beings, at once strict and gentle.

In his fiftieth year, Hammarskjöld echoes Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel's poignant lament about the loneliness of leadership and reflects:

For him who has responded to the call of the Way of Possibility, loneliness may be obligatory.

That year, Hammarskjöld records a kind of personal resolution, governed by the humanistic ideals that became the animating ethos of his public life:

To remain a recipient — out of humility. And preserve your flexibility.

To remain a recipient — and be grateful. Grateful for being allowed to listen, to observe, to understand.

Markings is a singular and singularly rewarding read in its entirety. Complement it with Nobel laureate André Gide's rules of moral conduct and Susan Sontag on what it means to be a decent human being.



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