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Posted by: Helen Philpot | February 25, 2018

How hard would one have to pull to get Trump’s head out of Wayne LaPierre’s ass? #NeverAgain #NRABoycott

From Helen:

Margaret, I’ve really started to enjoy this whole Twitter thing. It’s short and sweet. And you know me honey, I’m nothing if I’m not fat and mean. No wait…

Anyway, I was looking around at all the different tweets and I came across one about Ann Coulter. My old nemesis has been pretty irrelevant for years, but I couldn’t resist because it just made me laugh. Someone tweeted the question: Does Ann Coulter have to be crated on Delta flights or could you make the case that she is a comfort pet? I’m going to say yes to the former, but no to the latter.

It got me wondering, however, about what Ann has been up to these days. Apparently she is using her 3rd grade writing skills to make the case that a mass deportation of immigrants would result in mass shootings being reduced by half. She likes the word mass. Me too. If we had a mass deportation of old, white racists, I bet we would see a mass decrease in Ann Coulter readers and probably a mass NRA membership reduction of about half. I’m sure the other half are responsible hunters who still think the NRA is about them. Unless of course they’re hunting deer with an AR-15. Then they are just assholes.

The NRA membership is less than 2% of the population and yet the NRA owns 100% of Republican politicians. They do not represent gun owners. They lobby to protect the profits of gun manufacturers. For heaven’s sake, more people have read our blog and Margaret and I are nobodies.

I don’t encourage you to read what Ann writes, but if you did I’m sure you would be scratching your head like me and asking yourself how does she do it. How does she make a living writing books when she is so absolutely terrible at it? Honestly, if 50 monkeys typed for 50 days hitting keys at random they would most definitely type three of her books.

Ann’s logic, or lack thereof, is that some mass shooters have ancestors who were immigrants. Ann seems to forget that we all have ancestors who were immigrants. In fact, if we had a mass deportation of people born from immigrants, we would see a sharp decline in the number of poorly written, conservative books by an author who has to shop for shoes at a specialty store.

But enough about Big Foot… I mean Ann. You know who I really can’t stand now? That horrible NRA spokesperson, Dana Loesch, who thinks CNN and MSNBC love mass shootings because crying white mothers are “ratings gold”. I really didn’t think there was anyone more pathetic than Ann Coulter, but I don’t hang around in sewers so I had never heard of Ms. Loesch before. Honestly, she looks like something the dog has been hiding under the porch, so I’m not sure I want to get to know her. I have no idea if she’s as dumb as Ann, so I’m going to call her bluff and see if she is correct. Let’s ban all assault weapons and see if CNN and MSNBC go off the air because mass shootings become a thing of the past. Do we have a deal? The balls in your court, Dana. Actually it’s under the porch with you and the dog.

And speaking of that idiot Ann Coulter – OK bad segue but any chance to call Ann an idiot is ratings gold for me. And speaking of that idiot Ann Coulter, I wonder where she stands on the orange asshole. For or against?  I assume she is pro Trump, but again she’s been irrelevant so long I’m not sure. She hates immigrants. He hates immigrants. She loves guns. He loves guns.  She sort of looks like a man.  He sort of looks like a man. She has affairs with porn stars. He has affairs with porn stars. No wait. I honestly can’t back that last one up with any factual evidence. And while both she and Trump don’t believe in facts, I hold myself to a higher standard. So I issue this corrected statement: I have no idea if a porn star would actually sleep with Ann Coulter. However, I stand by my statement about porn stars sleeping with Trump. Sometimes they even marry him.

Now, where was I going with this? Oh yes. Stupidity.  Is Ann more stupid than Trump or is Trump more stupid than Dana?  I’m going to say no to the former and yes to the latter. There is no stupidity like Trump stupidity, although Ann and Dana come close.

Arming teachers with guns is really your answer?  Are you kidding me?  And to make it sweeter, Trump says we’ll give them “a little bit of a bonus.”  Dear Lord in Heaven, but there is no bullshit like orange bullshit. Well, as long as we’re not going to take the issue seriously, why don’t we give guns to Delta Flight Attendants so they can put down Ann Coulter when she goes off on them again. By the way, Delta, thank you for stopping your discounts to NRA members. Not only does it put you on the right side of history, it ensures more people like Ann won’t have to be crated on your flights.

Way back before the election, during the presidential debates, Hillary Clinton suggested that Donald Trump wanted guns in school classrooms.  Trump called her Crooked Hillary and said she was WRONG!  He frequently tweets and speaks in ALL CAPS because he’s a moron. Anyway, I digress. The fact is, he lied. But are we really surprised? Trump has led a life of greed, adultry, racism and deceit – all verifiable. Why did we think his presidency would be any different? #MAGA is a joke.

I have an idea, Mr. Trump. How about you pull your head out of Wayne LaPierre’s ass and we just ban assault rifles and give all teachers a bonus to cover the cost of their classroom supplies. But if you are really going to ask them to carry guns to protect students, then how about we cap their salaries at the same level we cap secret service agents – that’s about $160,000 per year. Or, like I said earlier, we could just ban assault rifles. Wait a minute. Let me holler that down Wayne LaPierre’s throat so you can hear me.

Donald Trump actually needed notes to remind him how to be sympathetic to teens who survived a mass shooting. Somebody please find the Tin Man and see if he will give Donald a heart.  And while we’re at it, let’s work on a Scarecrow with a spare brain.

Have all Republicans lost their minds? Why are you trying to create a world where more guns is the answer? Why aren’t we trying to find a solution that results in less guns? Considering how much you increased military spending, I’m pretty sure the need for an unregulated, redneck militia has been mitigated. Red Dawn was just a movie… oh crap. Russia.  I forgot about Trump colluding with Russia. Well damn, my argument was pretty good until now.

Ok.  Let me try again. NRA lovers like Dana say that it wasn’t the gun, it was Nikolas Cruz that killed 17 people.  Well, I’m pretty sure if Nikolas Cruz had simply shown up with a pea shooter, that brave Emma Gonzalez would have punched him the face.  The NRA is right. Guns don’t kill people. They just make it a hell of a lot easier.

How about we make it less easy for school children to be slaughtered. Ban assault rifles. I mean it. Really.

#NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives

From Margaret:

Courage. You forgot courage, dear. We need to find a lion. Or better yet, let’s see if one of those high school kids can show Trump what courage is.  An exercise in futility, I am sure.

Note from Matthew: We use WordPress to create this blog. WordPress, not us, generates the ads. We were shocked to see the gun map ad too. I was going to complain, but then my Grandmother started laughing. In her words “Let those fools waste their advertising money. The more who see it and ignore it here, the less who will see it if it was more appropriately displayed elsewhere .” She’s smart like that.

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  1. Ok Ladies, I trust you’re still of sound mind and semi-good spirits. It’s been three months +/- since your last letter to me! I know we all have outrage fatigue but, it’s time to get back to work. Please make me smile… My outrage fatigue is turning into despair, as evidenced by Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing In the Name” on my playlist on replay.

    Much love.

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  2. And now former Colonel Oliver North of the Contra/Reagan years is President of NRA!

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  3. I. Love. You.
    Why??
    I. Love. God.

    G+: discover:
    kold_kadavr_ flatliner

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  4. Porch dwellers, just found out the distance between the winner (R) and the non-winner (D) in the AZ special election must be horrifying the GOP. The percentage last time around was 21%. The GOP was looking for a repeat inasmuch as the vast majority of people in the area are over a certain age, have a history of always voting GOP, etc. Note also that the Congressional District covers Sun City. I’m sorry the Doctor didn’t carry the day but the other competing priority for the D’s is VERY important!

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  5. Well, LET’S GET TO IT, LADIES – AND PORCH-SITTIN’ GENTLEMEN! We know what to do: Get out the vote, every single seemingly “unimportant” local town council representative, every registrar of voters, every zoning commissioner; respond to your elected officials’ posts; do that postcard thing; let every corporation CEO know when she/he does the right thing (and, yes, I’m talking Starbucks here, among others, but not dam enough of them); never shut up. You’d be amazed how when you say, “This just isn’t normal,” how many people – especially women – reply, “I’ve been wondering about that, but I never had the guts to say it…”

    If you have close friends, neighbors, and/or family members who feel differently than you do, take a deep breath, find common ground, and just stick calmly with civil conversation, until they just run out of knee-jerk reactions. (And keep a lid on your own, too!) It isn’t easy – but obliterating stereotypes is a powerful way to end division. It’s hard to hate someone you have to come to know…

    Margaret and Helen have been, and hopefully will soon be again, wonderful inspirations, callers-out of BS, and the source of a lot of laughs. We can do this – and we’re the ones who can, along with our kids, grandkids, and wise souls everywhere…

    Reminds me of the insurance salesperson who says, “We’ve seen a lot, so we know a lot.” Time to use it.

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  6. Carolyn, we all miss them! This country needs their special brand of cracking wise!

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  7. where are the wise old ladies.? I miss new blogs when there is so much to say about current times. Hope all is well.

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  8. A friend of mine who is a retiree is now addressing Get Out the Vote postcards for use in Virginia. She had to buy the pack of blank postcards. Once done, she turns the into the GOTV office and they take care of the rest. Just wondering how others have found this sort of experience. Myself, I hope they don’t send these cards out way too early or heavens above too late!

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  9. Porch dwellers, I saw some of the Mark Z. testimony on TV. Those legislators were not handling the technical end well at all. These are the guys who know nothing about technical stuff anyway. It would have been better if there children and grandchildren handled the questioning. As for Mark, he invented and then let loose the kraken upon the citizenry of the world, a literal gossip line without any control whatever. It ended up being by God destructive as all get out. The defense of “I am not responsible for the behavior of strangers” just doesn’t wash. Cars have to b built responsibly with damn good brakes etc. or as a product, they go down the tubes. And manufacturers are required to do recalls and sometimes even get sued no end. As far as I am concerned what this guy did was simply to invent and put into the hands of the general public something that is as much a weapon as what the NRA adores.

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  10. May that wave become a tsunami of outrage… Watching the Congress “question” Mark Zuckerberg and righteously intoning that Facebook is “enabling” the opioid disaster just makes me SCREAM at the unbelievable hypocrisy of some of our supposedly-elected “representatives.” Invariably, those most “outraged” are the same who do their damnedest to shut down every other form of “consumer protection,” who bark again and again that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people” and would NEVER take the NRA to task for “enabling” gun deaths. (Why don’t all gun sales come with a written warning that what the purchaser has just obtained “might” accidentally kill someone?)

    So is the “cause” of the opioid epidemic our lack of that “beautiful wall”? Or is it Facebook? Or is it violent video games and the left-wing Commie elitist Hollywood crowd? It couldn’t POSSIBLY have anything to do with McKesson sending literally millions of doses to a pharmacy in a town of approximately 400 residents, or anything like that…

    And, remember, “corporations are people, too,” and have a right to expand their customer base… Right, Big Pharma? Right, Remington and Smith & Wesson? And nobody wants “government regulation” on their rights to free speech, do they? Why don’t they just let Facebook “regulate itself,” as they feel is the perfect right of big banks, fossil fuel companies, hog farmers, and wedding cake bakers?

    Meanwhile, President* Spanky Bonespurs can’t be allowed by his handlers to spend five seconds in front of a Congressional inquiry without crayons and a script, and an investigation of his attorney/”fixer” is declared an “attack on our country.”

    This is nuts – NUTS!

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  11. Mageen,
    Yes! I have worn my Pink Pussy Hat many times. I have been to many Marches here in the great PNW. I was at the BIG march last month for better Gun laws and will be going next weekend to the Science March all wearing my Pussy Hat. It seems that marching and meeting so many other people is a small way to express yourself, but it does help to see how many other people out there share our thoughts and feelings. There are very few active ways to protest the destruction of our country, short of marching and writing your representatives. I feel so helpless in the face of the HUGE Russian and Republican take over of our politics, Facebook, TV news stations, schools, banks and churches! Even NPR is slanting a little more to the right instead of being balanced! We must fight back how ever we can!
    I will be part of the BIG BLUE WAVE!

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  12. That was supposed to be “mes infants”. Bleep that spell checker with a mind of its own!

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  13. Cynthia, greetings! A lot of us have not been more frequent for one very good reason. I posit that it is the fact that we are in the trenches resisting however we can. Add that on top of already busy-busy lives, and we fall out of touch. We can’t drop the life line. We’ve got to keep hanging on. And keeping on. For instance, how many still have their pink pussy hats? Did they wear them more than once this winter? And those Nasty Woman T-shirts. Don’t forget them! The weather is changing, getting a little warmer every day. It will make marching all that much more easy. If I have to say it in French, I will. “Allons, res enfants!”

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  14. I see that I was wrong! People are still around, sorry I missed the party. Auntie Jean was an very interesting woman. There are two others who were strong woman – greytdog and a lawyer who used a given name. Enjoyed their opinions. Anyone know them? Well forgive, me all the woman who frequent this site are exceptionally intelligent, independent thinkers.

    Peace.

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  15. Mass shootings by PETA member=1
    Mass shooting by NRA member=0

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  16. http://www.facebook.com/TheComicalConservative/photos/a.133361476797039.26402.133352176797969/1374497622683412/?type=3

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  17. Porch dwellers, Blake Farenthold has resigned! No waiting around for the last day of this session of Congress to see him go! Have not heard if he has finally settled that harassment suit illegal use of federal funds thing. I know a certain committee of Congress has been after him about that. Now, then, just who should run for that slot come November? Please, Dear Lord, not a clone of old Blakey-boy!

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  18. LOL LOL Easier! I think delurker must have mistaken me for someone else! I am just as meek & mild as ever!

    Its so nice to see old friends, M&H still bring it dont they? The porch looks a lot emptier than in its hay day, but still cozy. These days I do most of my chatting on Twitter – if you’re on follow me @lorbe ! I’ve connected with a great bunch of Progressives that share our “ views” I will introduce ya around. It’s a lot of fun. Much easier to ignore the trolls! LOL LOL

    Hugs and kisses to all… xoxo

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  19. Hi, It’s good to *see* some of the old folks drop in. I, too, Hang out in the shadows around here, but find I am so angry and frightened about the horrible turn our country has made to Stupidville, that I have a hard time expressing myself. I am beginning to have a little bubble of hope, that Mueller will find a way to rid us of the orange Sh$tgibbon, and the kids coming up seem to have a firmer grasp on getting things done than we have had since dear PRESIDENT Obama left us. I’m afraid I still cry every time I see him speak, I miss him so much! He was not perfect, but he could have been if congress had worked with him instead of against him.
    I visited Auntie Jean and her hubby a couple of years ago, they were a lovely, intelligent, caring couple.
    We should meet here more often. Helen, we love you!

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  20. Thanks to you both Delurker and Lori for the updates! Glad to hear you are still feisty Lori. Waving back!

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  21. Hi guys! It’s been a while since I last peeked in! Waving to all. Xoxoxo

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  22. Lori’s good. Still feisty!

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  23. Hi Delurker,

    So sorry to hear about Auntie Jean. I asked about her a while back but nobody seemed to know anything. I am glad you passed it on. She was a “character” for sure and kept us entertained with her stories from the world over. May she rest in peace. I asked about Lori also at the time. Hope you are in touch with her and she is doing well.

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  24. Erik, there a people who never had a chance to go to school who know a helluva a lot more than the Golden Gibbon does about any damn thing. He really puts a bad shadow on U-Penn’s Wharton School. And they hate it! Remember how the alums of Wharton penned a really caustic public letter castigating him? Of course, he never read it. Reading is for losers. Just like when he was on campus, he had someone do all the reading for him and then tell him the high points. Sounds like what he is doing now in the White House.

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  25. Uh…well since he often says, “nobody knew …….”, I’m assuming Trump doesn’t realize that the USPS was privatized quite a while ago. GEESH. The stupid, it hurts!!!!

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  26. Gato, I have been really concerned for some time about the inability for various sections of the entire country to be communications “blind”. I am all for stretching broadband everywhere. It is about 60 miles or so from my house to Richmond, the capitol of VA, and halfway there my cell phone has big problems. Coverage begins to thin out like mad. I feel for anyone in the hinterland either with no TV or limited media coverage TV and no newspapers to read. Their ability to get into town and buy a magazine like Time is also limited by their daily tasks and of course their budget. Magazines are down right expensive these days. When they do finally find out what happened, they are going to be downright “had” and mortified about their vote. this is a great way to stop people from exercising their civic duty. Regaining their faith in this country’s institutions and values is going to be one very hard stretch.

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  27. Auntie Jean passed away a couple of years ago. She lived a great life!

    RE: Amazon and unfair competition. Yes, I suppose there’s truth to that, though I doubt it’s to the degree Walmart does it. They squeeze their suppliers out of business! I do believe that the post office is not losing money on Amazon. I’ve heard they don’t but haven’t confirmed it. Why isn’t Trump criticizing Walmart? Hmmmmm…. 😉

    Local retailers aren’t ONLY going out of business due to unfair competition. Heck, Amazon’s not always the cheapest but I buy from them because it’s convenient, I can do it on my coffee break, and I can have it in 2 days. It’s a brilliant model and I shop there even though I’d rather be shopping locally because they’ve made it so easy! I hate taking the time to go shopping. When I shop local, I try to shop small. It costs more but it supports local businesses.

    Big box stores and local stores need to fine a new way to deliver perceived value in a modern era. If they don’t innovate, they fold. When I go to Sears it’s for tools – everything else is outdated or low quality junk. When I go to JC Penney it’s to return something from LandsEnd.

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  28. Hi all,
    Gato, good to hear that your vision is getting better after surgery. Hope it continues and here is wishing you a speedy recovery. You are so right about the Amazon deal. Somebody must be feeling very powerful right now for being able to influence the markets by just tweeting and have the minions do his bidding. A good portion of these Fortune 500 companies benefit from government welfare. Only the ones that displease “our majesty” get called on the carpet. I feel daily we are on the edge of a cliff racing toward the abyss. I do not understand how people could have been so irresponsible with this country, by basically handing it over to chaos.

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  29. It really is terrifying… One saving thought: Even if they can “reach” 72% of American households, those households still have the option of turning on the TV – or not. (Fox has been “reaching” this household for quite a while but, for the last couple of years, it hasn’t been watched.) Not so easy when you live in an area with only one or two stations available, I understand. All the more reason to GET OUT THE VOTE, STARTING THIS NOVEMBER.

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  30. Will do ! Guess it’s “Sinclair,” not “Sterling”… My mistake! But we know who they are, anyway….

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  31. gato – take care of your eyes.

    “scary stuff” – have you read this? Watch the video. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sinclair-anchors-script_us_5ac18d08e4b055e50acea0b6

    Sinclair Broadcast is about to purchase Tribune Media. They will reach 72% of households…and control the news. How did we get to this point?

    Peace.

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  32. Hey gurl nice to see you. How is everyone…Jean? I miss this place from years ago. It was a fun place to be back then! There were some strange characters droping in here. You should see your college town these days.

    Peace.

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  33. I’m still here, too! Had some eye surgery a couple of weeks ago, and it takes a while to get vision back. (It works, but it’s slow!) I think we’re all sick of dealing with the stupidity of President Spanky, too, frankly… But the March for Our Lives was an inspiration, for sure.

    So, just to get us all paranoid again, I was wondering why anybody would give a flying freak about what he says about Amazon’s “using” the USPS as their “delivery boy.” But today I see that Amazon’s stock has gone down by about 75 points. Whaaa….,?? And then I got it. Jeff Bezos is top player at Amazon AND The Washington Post. Both Murdoch (Fox) and Sterling Broadcasting (lots of local news stations) are perfectly happy to take a serious swipe at both, and here’s how they do it: They plant a bunch of “scary stuff” on Fox and their other outlets about how Amazon is “costing American jobs” and any other BS they can think of. Twittermouth sees it, and shortly thereafter starts parroting whatever they said – gives him something to rant about other than Stormy Daniels, Russia, or his miserable performance, if he even gives it that much thought. Then, the big money guys dump a bunch of their shares in Amazon, all at once (as planned); the stock takes a (most likely temporary) dive. Trump feels like a big shot; people get nervous; the Wall Street pundits talk about it hysterically for about 24 hours… And, after the Murdochs and the Sterlings have made their point, they buy back their stock at the lower value, and we’re all ready for Round Number Innumerable of this Con Game.

    If this seems implausible, just take a look at the time line between what Fox decides to rant about, and how long afterwards it is “suddenly” Twitter Central. And the fact that all the newscasters on every one of Sterling’s stations was given the identical “script” to read literally simultaneously. And how Fox “headliners” just seem to keep finding their way into the “Administration”…

    We are being SO PLAYED, by absolute Masters of Deception.

    So be pissed off, Porch Sitters – we dam well ought to be. It’s one of the great advantages of being a cranky old lady – nobody’s very surprised any more! (I myself am quite enjoying being the Nastiest Girl In The Room, until a few moments later, when all my Sisters realize they are, too.)

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  34. I’m still here. Not much to say – same as all the stuff you all are thinking! I must say that I underestimated how bad this would get, and how fast.

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  35. Mageen – I think we are the only ones left! I hope you had a Happy Easter. I think this country is in deep sh*t with trump at the wheel. But I am very proud of the young kids for standing up against guns. They don’t seem to be backing down. And a child will lead… We are having a beautiful warm day…think Spring. However, they are calling for snow later in the week.

    I miss Helen!! We could use her “thoughts and prayers” now. Come back, Helen, come back!!

    Peace.

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  36. Forget Trump et al. for the moment – a long moment, preferably! Happy Easter! Think spring and all the good it means to humankind!

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  37. Cynthia, the poem by Alison is beyond amazing and is so true, like all good poetry. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. “The New Breed

    — for Emma Gonzalez and the other student activists

    I see her on TV, screaming into a microphone.
    Her head is shaved and she is beautiful
    and seventeen, and her high school was just shot up,
    she’s had to walk by friends lying in their own blood,
    her teacher bleeding out,
    and she’s my daughter, the one I never had,
    and she’s your daughter and everyone’s daughter
    and she’s her own woman, in the fullness of her young fire,
    calling bullshit on politicians who take money from the gun-makers.
    Tears rain down her face but she doesn’t stop shouting
    she doesn’t apologize she keeps calling them out,
    all of them all of us
    who didn’t do enough to stop this thing.
    And you can see the gray faces of those who have always held power
    contort, utterly baffled
    to face this new breed of young woman,
    not silky, not compliant,
    not caring if they call her a ten or a troll.
    And she cries but she doesn’t stop
    yelling truth into the microphone,
    though her voice is raw and shaking
    and the Florida sun is molten brass.
    I’m three thousand miles away, thinking how
    Neruda said The blood of the children
    ran through the streets
    without fuss, like children’s blood.
    Only now she is, they are
    raising a fuss, shouting down the walls of Jericho,
    and it’s not that we road-weary elders
    have been given the all-clear exactly,
    but our shoulders do let down a little,
    we breathe from a deeper place,
    we say to each other,
    Well, it looks like the baton
    may be passing
    to these next runners and they are
    fleet as thought,
    fiery as stars,
    and we take another breath
    and say to each other, The baton
    has been passed, and we set off then
    running hard behind them.

    –Alison Luterman”
    ——-
    Sharing both permitted and encouraged by the author

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  39. Correction:

    Young women and young men! not girls and guys..duh

    Peace.

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  40. Those young girls and guys were fantastic today in DC! Can not wait until they run for office…hope I’m still here.

    Peace.

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  41. Appropos Anonymous’s comment: the PSA I’ve been seeing in my area on guns and school safety is a total winner. Its a teen sitting on a bed musing about all the warning signals and wondering why someone didn’t see them and report something. Then you see he is also handling an AK! That ad is worth all the $$ it took to produce it!

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  42. Don’t forget! The big march the kids organized is this weekend. There will be a march in every city, town, village and hamlet all over the country. Everyone is invited to march for school safety. There are a lot of PSA’s available for a meet up spot and march route and time. For all those who are snowed in, email, fax or even phone your local Congresscritter’s office! For all those numbers, use the internet. Enter the Congresscritter’s name in the search box on your browser. Everyone elected to Hill office has a website with a contact page. Have at it! And have fun!

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  43. Well done! The orange man can’t manage to get his head out of the NRA’s ass. Keep it up! Keep speaking truth to power!

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  44. Anonymous on March 1, when it comes to banning all guns and maybe even a nationwide gun round up, let’s do some comparisons. Population of both countries, size of countries, labor available to do the round up and to monitor the ban. Where would all of the banned weapons be stored – or if not stores, destroyed and how to do that? Now, the money necessary to fund all of this. I do agree with Australia on the gun ban and even admire what you did. It must have taken more nerve than a mouth full of rotten teeth. Would like to hear more on this subject! I mean it!

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  45. Teddy the Cruz-er was on Morning Joe this AM. He claims that all the things the politicians on the Hill want to vote for regarding gun control are A-OK with the NRA, but for some reason so many Americans, voters and non-voters alike, do not know that. Hence all the hellish screeching from such people whenever the subject of gun control comes up. Would anybody be surprised if I said I doubt his words? the NRA is impossibly good at getting out the word on their agenda. Hence, if background check upgrades, new age limits on gun purchases and what all were actually on their agenda, how come hardly anyone has ever heard of this? Furthermore, with this agenda why would Wayne waste his time telling horror fabrications at places like CPAC? Or is he just nuts like we all suspect?

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  46. Keep ‘me coming, ladies! These posts are the only things that make me laugh, anymore!
    Love your perspective…

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  47. Thank you for yet another brilliant “letter to the sane”.

    @kayT:
    And right after the Oklahoma bombing, tight regulations were put into place to make it very hard to purchase the used chemicals without leaving a trail.
    After 9/11 much tighter safety protocols were put in place to prevent people with knives enter a cockpit.
    These days (I’m told) air travellers have to take off their shoes before boarding a plane, because some nutter tried to blow up a plane with a shoe bomb.
    So WHY are there no tighter regulations now on these deadly weapons, after só many mass shootings at schools, at churches, at festivals.
    I’ll tell you why: because MANY politicians have been corrupted, bought and paid for, by the weapons industry, through the NRA.

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  48. Just do what we did in Australia and ban guns. Farmers might have a need for a .22 rifle. Other gun owners are licensed and guns can only used on a firing range. If you are licensed to own a gun, they have to have the firing mechanism in a safe, seperate from the gun. Your gun laws are to poor, no wonder you are having problems.
    No killing of school kids and other members of the public, no killing of native animals, they should be protected anyway.
    Do what educated countries do and ban guns in public hands. Buy back guns in the community.
    Americans must be amazed when they come to Australia! Nobody, except a few criminals, have guns. I don’t need a gun because my neighbour has one. My neighbour doesn’t have one! Neither does anybody here in our town. I don’t need a dog to bark louder than my neighbour, I just tell him. He won’t take umbridge and shoot me.
    Move out of the third world America, ban all guns, not just assault rifles. Stop selling the things to kids, dopes and members of the general public.
    Anyway, lower the flag and keep praying. Or do something.
    The NRA should be deregistered. Is your president strong enough?

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  49. Liar.

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  50. love you ladies… wish you could get a direct line to trumpy and set him right/// plus slapping him everytime he says a white lie may help??? well it wont help… but sure would make my day, well year,,…lol

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  51. Russellt@guam.net

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android Thought you would enjoy this blog.

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  52. Found your blog via a Facebook post. Very, very good. As an Englishman (you know, gun control, only one school mass shooting ever) I’m both dismayed and angry at what’s happening in the USA and have been posting often in the newsfeeds and, inevitably, getting labelled as “libtard” (and other names). “Libtard”? Well, Lib yes – I support the Liberal Democrat party, which is actually pretty centrist with a slight hint of left, so I wear the “Lib” tag with pride. No doubt who I’d vote for in the USA. “tard”? Hmm, a degree from Cambridge University would say otherwise!
    After all that I really can’t add anything to the debate! Just thought I’d say “thanks”.

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  53. Y’all, the only ones who are so truly and totally un-self aware (Trump at CPAC) are the ones who have lost the cheese off their cracker. There. I said it and I mean it!

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  54. I love this so much! Thank you! While your handing out gifts from OZ, please give the orange-ass-muncher a pair of red shoes so he can click them together and return home where he can once again sit and masturbate to pictures of himself while tweeting from his porcelain throne. Oh wait, he does that here too. But at least if he were there he wouldn’t be able to convince so many white supremacists here that his alternate facts and alternate reality are actually any kind of truth.

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  55. Did you just stare at the TV trying to decide whether to laugh or cry at the end of $45’s “the snake will bite you” story? Laugh because he just described himself? Cry because no one can be that self unaware?

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  56. Home run on this one, good job ladies keep it up

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  57. Thanks for the sanity! I recommend netflix documentary ‘The Con Man’ (about guess who). And Ann Coulter once told us (in a TV interview) we Canaadians should be grateful that the US doesn’t just invade us. Scary (especially seeing what George junior did to Iraq!) Always glad to be reminded many Americans think like you!

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  58. Judy, I figured just mentioning the chains and tension would be enough for all the country folk who attend this blog. I would also like to know who the heck invented that pole-chains tension tool anyway!

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  59. Thank you. To see your blog in my inbox is like a light in the darkness.

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  60. Thanks Helen and Margaret! Two posts in three days! I must be in heaven. Thank you!

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  61. Can’t get enough of this!

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  62. Thank you ladies!! I love you

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  63. I love you two!

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  64. Hey, PL – Your drawings are great and (please excuse the expression) right on target! I’d love to see you take your pen to a visual rendition of some of Helen’s posts and the responses thereto…

    Porch Sitters: What do you think?

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  65. You are an eloquent voice of logic. Thank you

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  66. Gloria & Andy

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  67. Ads for concealed carry map. :/

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  68. I don’t think Dana and Ann are stupid. I think they are evil. Trump is stupid.

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  69. OMG how I love these women!

    Sent from my iPad

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  70. I’ve missed you. I love you. I’ve missed you. I love you. BTW — did you know that I’ve missed you and that I love you? THANK YOU!!!

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  71. Yahooooo, you are back. Just in time since the Olympics are over and I have to pay attention to real life. Keep the blog going. I love it and loo forward to more sarcasm.

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  72. Oh my! Can’t stop laughing! Helps alleviate the need to constantly scream at the television screen at the blatant stupidity of the money grubbers.

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  73. Amen, sisters! Keep preaching the truth.

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  74. Once again you’ve hit the nail on the head, or heads! I can’t wait to share this with my friends. You ladies and all the late night comics are helping keep us sane. Laughter is the best medicine. It can’t cure the malaise that has settled over all of us in Trumpville but it helps. Maybe someone will write “Trumpville, the Musical” and we can look back on this time and be grateful we survived.

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  75. Hello, Margaret and Helen,

    I enjoy your work. Here’s a sample of mine. There’s more at plsteiner.com/blog. Hope you enjoy it.

    Peter Steiner

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  76. Bring it on! I’m so happy you have found your words…oops, where did mine go?

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  77. wow. i was just introduced to the wonders of this blog today. i am in awe. (i am also in a cast and therefore find it easier to write in all lowercase letters. apologies.) i need to read your hilarious wisdom to keep what little is left of my sanity. thank you for being there. you are amazing.

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  78. Oh Ladies I’ve missed you so much — I understand, I’m sick to death of all that has been going on the past couple of years, too, and I’d love to just go to bed and pull the covers over my head. But that would leave our precious world and our precious children in the care of these idiots. Margaret, we need you like we’ve never needed you before — and that you rose up and created two of these wonders in one week left me wreathed in smiles this morning. It was like having coffee with family. Thank you Thank you!

    P.S. I lived on a farm in Iowa and sometimes we had a first calf heifer in trouble and had to call old Doc Anderson and then the three young upstart vets who took over, Jim and Jim and Jim come out to pull calves. Mageen in old Virginny has it just exactly right — except she forgot the hardware — the jack-like tool to provide the tension!

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  79. Brilliant. As per usual. Wish you two sapiens were running the country.

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  80. Helen —
    When you’re not active writing your blog, I feel as though there’s a large dose
    of sanity missing in our national discourse. Please keep sending us your incisive and witty observations. We need you and Margaret to keep us focused on what’s broken and how to make our government better.

    Daily I am appalled by the Orange Mussolini, but right now I am energized by the smarts of these FL school kids who, despite conspiracy theorists to the contrary, are not bots or pawns of the Left. They are kids who want to go to school in safety. Since when is that not an American Ideal?

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  81. I don’t know if this is twenty people, two young white nerds or really two old ladies, but I love their posts! They say what I think. Loved the crated Ann C! Hilarious 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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  82. Great column! How about no assault weapons for non-military. Simple.
    Oh, not so simple. 😖

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  83. Thank You a thousand times for saying what I think about on sleepless nights. Spot on!

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  84. yes, I could see Emma Gonzalez punching that guy in the nose!! A lot of those other kids would have too. I am very proud of these students who have given trump the idiot a black eye every day for a week. Now the NRA is getting one too. Good work guys.

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  85. I LOVE you, Helen and Margaret!! Thanks for your eloquence in capturing our thoughts during this troubling time!!

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  86. BEST column ever! I love you ladies!

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  87. I’m with you…

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  88. see: https://pics.me.me/ronald-reagan-was-surrounded-by-secret-service-agents-when-he-31035478.png

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  89. OMG, I love you both! Even though we’re currently living in a seriously screwed-up nightmare, you really do make me laugh out loud! More please!

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  90. “There is no stupidity like Trump stupidity…”

    There are actually three levels of stupid:

    3. “Is this the 3rd quarter of the hockey game?”

    2. “Why can you look directly at the moon but not the sun?”

    1. Trump supporter.

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  91. Now that I think about it, Mr. LePew did sound – and look – kind of painfully constipated as he tried to enunciate that “… only thing that can stop a bad guy, et cetera…” line, at that last televised whatever-it-was. Could your scenario possibly have been going on behind the podium? Just wondering…

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  92. I love you so much.

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  93. I mostly agree with you and I am relieved to see that you understand NRA does not represent all gun owners. But I can’t buy the idea that people won’t find ways to kill people if we ban guns. Think Oklahoma City (bombs built of readily available supplies) and 9/11 (airplanes). Sadly people who want other people dead will find a way. Why not try to figure out why these people are so angry? I would like to see that.

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  94. How hard? Well, right now I am thinking of the way Dr. Pol, the TV vet, pulls a calf out of a cow in trouble with birthing. It involves chains, tension and several people pulling. It is replete with amniotic fluid, blood and some other stuff I will not mention here plus a lot of noise from the cow. Does that sound about right for the Golden Gibbon and LaPierre?

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