Love the intensity of these images/texts! Statement from the Women’s March. Hard-core! And then this… Teens in quinceañera dresses protesting at the Texas capitol against SB-4 – a bill the governor is signing to ban sanctuary cities across the state.
It’s summertime! I’ve been busy working, and relaxing, and a tiny bit of traveling, and not so much resisting. But I have spent some time, over the past week or two, trying to understand the Republican viewpoint and Trump voters. I haven’t made much progress, but I’m going to continue to chip away at it. … More A little bit of this and that…
As you know, I like finding little bits of validation for the postcards we send. Here’s an image that Congressman Adam Schiff posted to his Facebook page last week. I like this guy. He manages to be serene, articulate, and direct – all at the same time. Congressman Schiff: “As you might imagine, I receive … More Does it matter?
I suppose the progressive wing has always had its share of crazies. Maybe I’m just now noticing it more keenly. Although I’ve always been skeptical of conspiracy theories. (Disclosure: I don’t believe the government is trying to poison us via toxic emissions from airplanes. I just don’t.) But the steady rise of increasingly oddball and … More Civility and conspiracy
I’m in a Resistance Lull. Calls to action from my various activist groups have slowed, and I’m not feeling super motivated. But, I was unnerved by news reports that Democratic Senators are saying that constituent activity has slowed to pre-election levels. That’s not good. (I think I’ll call my Senator’s offices myself and ask … More A resistance lull…
I didn’t send any Thank You Thursdays this week. I’ve been too distracted, enthralled, and mesmerized by the James Comey hearing! (Sidenote: If you haven’t read his opening statement, it really is worth a read. It’s terribly entertaining and well-written. Click here.) Some of you comrades seem to be down in the dumps and pessimistic … More Friday inspiration
I love finding little bits of validation of the value of the resistance. Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General, was fired for refusing to defend Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban. (Here’s the short, but interesting, article about her in the New Yorker.) I think I might have written her a thank you note. (I can’t remember … More Affirmation
Earlier this week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave an incredible speech upon the removal of one of the Confederate memorials in the city of New Orleans. This speech is beautiful and powerful. Really amazing. You must read it. It’s worth the time. Mayor Landrieu has faced a hate-filled backlash for supporting the removal of … More Thank You Thursday #15
I cannot find ANYONE compelling to thank this week! But not because everything is terrible. Everything is actually NOT terrible. The Resistance has had some surprising and satisfying victories in the past week. 1) Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council. 2) Fumbling and ridiculous Congressman Devin Nunes has recused himself from overseeing the … More Thank You Thursday #9