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trump·er·y (trŭm′pə-rē)
n. pl. trump·er·ies
1. Showy but worthless finery; bric-a-brac.
2. Nonsense; rubbish.
3. Deception; trickery; fraud.
[Middle English trompery, deceit, from Old French tromperie, from tromper, to deceive.]
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a MAN was murdered due to a HATE CRIME and Trump just held a rally there on the very street where it happened to let the people who live there know that he was on their side to discriminate, hate and commit violence against Mexicans


and for those who think Cruz is whatever, better, puke


Gay Republican confronts Ted Cruz on live TV: ‘What would you do to protect me and my husband?

Blogger Andy Towle pointed out that “Cruz dodged the question” from the gay restaurant owner.

“So pizza show owner Calogne was left hanging – his question wasn’t answered, because there is NOTHING Cruz will do to protect him and his husband. Nothing,” Towle wrote. “And that, of course, leaves everyone with another question: Todd, why the hell are you voting Republican?”




If straight said men could be trusted not to do bad things to women, we wouldn’t be having any of these conversations. As a Christian I’m disappointed that we aren’t talking about that in our churches and on campaign trails, or making bold public statements about that. I’m profoundly sad that high-profile evangelists and pastors aren’t facing this real monster with the same sustained ferocity they attack an imagined one with.
Women are in exponentially higher danger of being sexually assaulted by a boyfriend or a classmate than a stranger in a bathroom and it isn’t even close.

7) I don’t want bad guys in the bathroom with my daughter either.

I’ve just researched enough to know that nothing about this legislation has any bearing on that desire. I’ve realized that the greatest danger to her isn’t the LGBTQ community or public restroom use, it’s straight guys who can’t control themselves wherever they are.
I know I can’t legislate the world so that she has no contact with these men at school, out shopping, at fraternities, at church, on band trips, at work, in relationships—those places where she is most in danger of being assaulted. All I can do is teach her, guide her, and try to create a less horrible world for her to walk into.


A group of North Carolina doctors trained in Endocrinology have submitted a petition to Gov. Pat McCrory calling for reconsideration of House Bill 2.



and women, how about that Kasich


John Kasich Confused About Why Women Objected To His Sexual Assault Victim-Blaming Comments

“I don’t care if there’s a party with alcohol. I’m just saying be careful! That’s what I would tell my daughters,” he added, continuing to embrace the disproved myththat that there is a direct link between rape and alcohol consumption. 


Women get sexually assaulted NOT because of how they dress, what they drink, if they go to parties or get their education on college campuses like Harvard, where they are not allowed to join elite just for men club because they “would not be safe,” or anything that women do or do not do like say NO REPEATEDLY… it is because boys and men in this country are taught that it is just fine and dandy and they will MOST LIKELY NOT GET INCARCERATED if and when THEY do not keep their hands to themselves, do not keep THEIR pants zipped, and rape and assault women sexually, just go right ahead. All of the blaming the victim does is discriminate and abuse and hate women and does NOTHING BUT ENCOURAGE RAPISTS who have MORE RIGHTS THAN WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY.


31 states allow rapists custody, visitation and other ‘rights’

“Sexual harassment is a subtle rape, and rape is more about fear than sex,” said Dr. John Gottman, a psychologist at the University of Washington. “Harassment is a way for a man to make a woman vulnerable.”

“Women don’t cause rape by what they wear. Asking about correlation between clothing and rape is tricky, though.

“To make clear, sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. Someone has to act to commit rape. No one forces that choice. If seeing an enticing woman led men to conclude, “I’ve got to rape her,” all men would be rapists. Yet few are.

“And plenty of assaulted women are not dressed sexily, including women draped in head-to-toe burqas. Interestingly, veiled women are blamed, too: “He must have seen a bit of her ankle, wrist, hair, neck… Who could resist!?”


“Why any ostensibly rational person living in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana who saw this map, and still would think their states’ Republican leaders’ policies were delivering the economic growth their region so sorely needs is beyond comprehension.”

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?


Clearly they think Americans are ignorant.  And some are and some are lazy and reacting with knees jerking, and some despite all reason and logic and education to the contrary stubbornly hold onto old beliefs, so for those, I’VE GOT A BRIDGE TO SELL YOU.


and me and the dog will be praying for you…and for ALL OF USA THAT NONE OF THE ABOVE MAKE IT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE… even to go to the bathroom



happy new year from President Obama

under the radar in Hawaii, on New Year’s Eve… President Obama

home of the pained and land of the detained…

The Only Senators & Congress persons who never supported the Patriot Act and NDAA

“President Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield.  The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

…“Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today. Thankfully, we have three branches of government, and the final word belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority.”

as a dear Canadian said to me just now, if he really did not want to sign it, why did he?  Politician talk…

Officer, I did not really want to run that red light, I had reservations in speeding, but… tell that to the DMV Judge…

The American people were very clear in 2008… we wanted Hope and Change. we wanted AN END to Bush policies. We wanted Gitmo closed. We wanted an end to the wars. We wanted an end to the Patriot Act. We wanted our country and civil liberties back. Obama the candidate promised to do that and more so we voted for him.

Now one wonders, does Obama think that we will vote for him again because the GOP are so dismal/pathetic, that he can get re-elected despite this act/bill?

What a shill game this government is. Two-faced politicians… pretend to care about us …

where is President Barlett when you need him or Geena Davis’ character in that short-lived TV series. She was a fantastic president…

Obama’s last act in 2011

Another day in Paradise…

home of the free?



American citizens arrested prove Occupy movement’s point

All of the arrests, police brutality and ignorant media coverage on Faux news and others prove the Occupy Wall Street movement point… that we live in a country that caters to the whims and wishes of the 1% wealthy elite… People who are self-empowered, dare to think for themselves, are creative, cannot be bought and truly want solutions and changes to our system of government threaten the hijacked and corrupt government we have that has been bought by the elite to do their bidding.

The elite just want things the way that they are: unequal, unjust and rigged against the 99% The elite are greedy, power hungry and a threat to the United States which is supposed to be for Freedom, Liberty and Justice and Pursuit of Happiness for ALL. The Occupy movement represent the middle class and poor people in America who have been disenfranchised by the elite. And the elite do NOT want the hard working citizens to know nor do anything about the elite’s scams and criminal activities. They want the middle class and poor to just keep on serving the elite despite doing so being against OUR own best interests.

The Occupy movement says that money does NOT belong in politics, that corporations are NOT people, that clean, decent jobs with living wages, affordable homes, health care, and food, and more should be accessible to ALL Americans. That the hard working taxpayers of this country should not have to subsidize the elite with all of the billions of dollars in corporate welfare. That the hard working citizens should not have to sacrifice their lives for the elite in wars and in living lives of despair, sickness, poverty and homelessness. That the hard working citizens of this country do NOT deserve to be treated like slaves with contempt, disrespect and disregard for our human dignity. That we know a BETTER way of life is not only possible but moral and ethical and we REFUSE to accept LESS.

And for standing UP this, our hard working citizens and taxpayers are sprayed in the face, brutally attacked and arrested by the police in cities across America.

The whole world is watching and seeing that America is NOT the home of the FREE but the home of the BULLY TYRANT ELITE who wage unjust wars against the citizens of the WORLD AND their own citizens.

This Senate resolution was voted on November 29 and passed. It was done in secret and there were NO hearings… It says that the President can arrest whoever he wants, the President could call American citizens enemy of the state, terrorists and the American citizens could be detained, arrested WITHOUT charges for unlimited time because American soil, our homeland, is a battlefield… and American citizens are enemies of the state… and people were wondering why Cheney was lurking in the Senate yesterday. hmmm… coincidence? Obama has threatened to veto this abomination. And there was a Udall amendment that some Senators voted for that took out the most horrific anti-American language.

Since when is it illegal to register people to vote on public property????  A woman was forcibly raped when police conducted an illegal search of her body. Every day, Americans are being arrested for standing UP for their rights as Americans… FREE SPEECH, the right to assemble and dissent, our forefathers, the founders of this country, are rolling in their graves.

Occupy SD Ray Lutz Arrested for Registering Voters Nov 29

separation of Church and hate

Tonight was a BIG WIN for sanity… the people in MS voted down the amendment which would have made fertilized eggs people and taken away women’s hard won choices and rights. And in Ohio, the people voted against the extremists / Koch brothers who tried to take away collective bargaining/workers rights. And 50 million seniors who vote are against cuts to Social Security and Medicare according to AARP.

So of course, this all led to another stupid disagreement with one of my roommates who is a raving, brainwashed bible thumper who continually asserts his right to tell everyone else what to do, who hates everyone else’s ideas (gay people, women, liberals, non-Christians, etc), and his extremist Faux news regurgitation about hating the Occupy Wall Street protesters… (meanwhile, he’s the biggest freeloader I’ve EVER met, is on disability and refuses to pay his fair share, somehow that all works together… corporations freeload with not paying taxes and getting billions in corporate welfare) he was quoting one of his church buddies about how the Occupation is really all about the sin of envy… which is NOT at all what the Occupation is about.  I told him to go spend 20 minutes with the local Occupiers and LISTEN to them talk and then come back and talk to me.

Well, of course he won’t do that. He does NOT want to hear/listen to anyone who does not agree with him. He has too many preconceived notions to confront if he did listen and hear. And he’d have to OPEN UP his mind a tiny bit to other people and to Truth/Reality. He is living in a fantasy world and wants to live in the Dark Ages. Does anyone have a time travel machine? I’d be happy to send him (and the rest of them) back there.

Also, ironic and contradictory is how the GOP right wing extremists say they want small government yet they want BIG government to GOVERN gay people (marriage), women’s wombs, workers, and intrude in our lives in all sorts of disturbing ways. They campaign saying that they want Jobs for Americans and all they do is try to overturn gay marriage, worker’s rights and women’s choices.


It made me think of how when I was 19 years old, I was engaged to be married to a guy who’s family had money. They belonged to a country club. And everything that they did was about appearance. I abhorred not their money but what they did with the money, how they used it to lord it over others. I was not impressed and did not appreciate their lack of kindness, compassion and the spiritual/emotional vacuum of their lives. They were cruel people. And had no regard for anyone else.  I was a sort of closet hippie and threw the baby (money) out with the bath water. I blamed money for their lack of honesty and their meanness. But it was not the money, it was the people’s lack of humanity. The money was just the currency by which they expressed their hatred of the world and tried to prove their superiority to everyone else. A very sad and unsatisfactory state of affairs.

During the 80’s, I traveled around the world for three years to numerous countries, with an interfaith, international, interdenominational prayer ministry. We prayed for other people and visited many churches of different faiths. We did not tell anyone else what to do or believe. We were not there to save anyone, although many of us had accepted Jesus. We were not about the right way to be Christian. And we saw a lot of hypocrisy in the various churches. A lot of reverends, priests and preachers telling others what to do, how to think and meanwhile they did not often practice what they preached in their own lives.

One of the local people carried this sign and posted it and I agree… I support the separation of Church and Hate… because nowadays there is much too much hate taught in the churches. And the good Christian flock/followers, like good Germans, go along with their leaders. But they are being used by people in power with no morals, no ethics, as tools in their extreme lust of power and greed.

So I say unto the Kingdom of God, cast out these thieves from amongst you. Open up your eyes and stop being sheep. For surely, you are and will be slaughtered. They are teaching you false doctrines in order to enslave you. Jesus came to set people FREE and empower not enslave. He said know them by their fruits… of kindness, love, and patience. He threw OUT the moneychangers at the temple. He had contempt for the Pharisees and Sadducees. Nowadays, he’d do the same with the false prophets from hell… the extremists who want you to goosestep to their tunes. Think for yourselves. Turn off Faux News, question your pastors, and read/listen and educate yourselves. And dare I say it, visit your local Occupation and talk to the people. Find out for YOURSELVES what it’s all about. You might be surprised to learn that the Occupation is NOT about evil doers, sinners and (gasp) all a bunch of liberals/Democrats, Socialists.

In fact, at our local Occupation, a lifelong Republican and a lawyer stumbled upon the camp and has become one of the Occupiers. Here’s what she has to say…

awakening the world

we create our own reality, the awakening,

people protesting are not confused… a majority of Americans want to end the wars, tax the millionaires, end corporate welfare, get money out of politics, end greed as our way of life, put banksters in jail, end the lies and corruption, racism, sexism, ageism and live a decent middle class life/American Dream with Liberty, Justice, Jobs, food, homes and Kindness/Humanity for ALL…  not pay for the 1% Greedy luxuries and criminal behavior.

20,000 people marched to Times Square in NYC Oct. 15 and in almost 2,000 cities worldwide…

look at Spain, not on CNN

Bush Tax Cuts Cost the Rest of Us $11.6 Million An Hour. Yes, An Hour.


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