Ironically posting in conjunction with “Stress Reduction Song,” here goes this amazing “woke” and comprehensive piece of work by this artist with whom I was not familiar, Jussie Smollet.

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Here is a run down of so many of the issues he covers I borrowed from this article: http://fusion.net/story/392436/jussie-smollett-fuw/

Human rights

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Police killings of black citizens

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Border patrol

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Anti-black violence

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Refugees and how they are welcome

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Women’s bodies and rights

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(Smollett explained the mask stands for “this false idea of patriotism” and “this idea of white privilege.”)

The crushing of American Pie

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Crushing DJT under a wheelchair

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Trans rights and bathroom bills

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Black Jesus

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Standing Rock and Flint

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Muslim power

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Power for people with disabilities

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Dude is WOKE AF.

Power to the people and god bless the artists!


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Stress Reduction Song

For what it’s worth:

Neuroscience Stress Reduction

Here is the song:

Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) [8:08]:


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CJ Reads to Kitten

Monday, March 20th 2017

Oh Happy Spring; My baby is READING!

With apparently very little help from me, my baby is suddenly READING, as she demonstrates here for Kitten.

2017-03-20 CJ READS TO KITTEN [49 seconds]:




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From Saturday Night Live 3/11/2017:



Another great job by the SNL Crew (and Scarlett Johanssan).


And, PS:  F#ck you Ivanka.  Especially f#ck your ENTIRE family (except your baby of course… until he grows up to be like the rest of you).  You oligarchical, fossil fuel promoting, hypocritically manufacturing-your-shit-in-Ghina, contractor grifting, emoluments violating, “fact” fabricating, big game animal murdering, health care repealing, xenophobic policy making M*therF#CKERS.

May your “Trump” Empire truly burn in Hell; Hell on Earth.  Preferably BEFORE burning our country and planet down with you.

But that the day will come in my life or my children’s lives when your family is but a smear in the rearview annals of our planet’s history, along with the rest of so called “leaders” who bore no concern for the welfare of the common man.  

I do not like to hate but my moral outrage and hate for you has few bounds.



PPS:  AND  A BIG HOWDY-DO TO MY TRUMP SUPPORTING READERS!  WHASSUP!?!?!  Having fun yet???  Did you  know your thunderous SILENCE is LOUD AND CLEAR???  Do you know that??? HOW DOES THAT CULPABILITY TASTE???  Is it worth it… to have your tax bracket protected or whatever at the expense of people losing heath care and having their families ripped apart???  Do you really not care if our policies kill off species of animals and destroy public lands??   Do you think I am making that up??  Do you think if you were born in different circumstances you would not do any and everything you could to try giving your family a fighting chance?  Do you think you are SPECIAL because the vagina you came out of happened to be on U.S. SOIL?  Is your skin color the same as everyone’s around you??  Do you think that’s coincidence??  So long as YOU are enjoying your nice, cozy safe privilege…is that all that matters??

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M i right?



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PPPS:  Please correct me if I’m wrong!

           (Dear God, PLEASE let me be wrong.)



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Taekwondo Kids

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

Gavin does not profess to love Taekwondo, however it is incredibly good for him.  So the latest Belt Testing for which he may not be quite ready loomed near, I asked him if he’d rather approach it as a practice, and maybe do the actual belt test next time.

What a great choice that ended up being for our family.  (He can earn a “Maintenance Stripe” for now.)  I do not care how fast or far he advances in the sport.  I more care that he continue doing it… and see what he can give and get out of it over time.  Plus I find the influence of Miss Amy & Mr. Bart to be invaluable.

And meanwhile ClaraJane LOVES Taekwondo.  What do I know?

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March 15th 2017


Liberty & Justice

As we are now 50 Days into the “Presidency” of this unmentionable chump, here is an open letter (shared courtesy of Facebook):


The 45th President, his power hungry cronies taking positions of authority in his Cabinet and administration, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and all or most of the people I love.
Some people are saying that we should give Trump a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.” This is my response:

•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years…Lies about his legitimacy and hatred for his principles and his attempts to work within the system.
•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
•I will not “work together” to build a wall.
•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.
•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.
•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
•I will not “work together” to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
•I will not “work together” to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.
•I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.
•I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
•I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.
•I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
•I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
•I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.
•I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
•I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
•I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
•I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.
•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.
•I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.
•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.
•I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a “pre-existing condition.”
•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.
•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.
I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversight at any level of government.
•I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
•I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.
I will not “work together” to legitimize racism, sexism, and authoritarianism.
This is my line, and I am drawing it.
•I WILL stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.
•I WILL use my voice and my hands, to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will LISTEN:
That “winning”, “being great again”, “rich” or even “beautiful” is nothing… When others are sacrificed to glorify its existence.

Jennifer Oberhauser
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Susan Goldberg
Debbie Slavkin
Linda Rosefsky
Rebecca Tortorice
Anna Konya
Karen Redding
Wendy Lemlin
Patricia Rollins Trosclair
Andrea Dora Zysk
George Georgakis
John Christopher
John Bowles
Patrick St.Louis
Carla Patrick
Darnell Bender
Vickie Davis
JMichael Carter
Janice Frazier-Scott
Rev. ELaura James Reid
Jeanette Bouknight
Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey
Gerald Butler
Carolyn McDougle
Vaughn Chatman
Adrienne Brown
Gary Trousdale
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Debi Murray
Maureen O. Betita
Mona Enderli
Fernie James Tamblin
Myrna Dodgion
Alan Locklear
Tom Wilmore
Jackie Evans
Donna Endres
Lora Fountain
Roberta Gregory
Heather A Mayhew
Stevo Wehr
Nathan Stivers
Jen RaLee
Joan Holden
Leigh Lutz
Deborah Kirkpatrick
Linda Levy
Tom Rue
Nancy Hoffmann-Allison
Beejay McCabe
Michael James Myers
Edward T. Spire
Rupert Chapman
Dawn R. Dunbar
Robin Wilson
Monique Boutot
Laura Brown 💪🏼
Susan Aptaker
Steve Katz
Bonnie Wolk
Risa Guttman-Kornwitz
Angela Gora
Butch Norman
Sharon Tolman
Sue Zislis
Maurice Hirsch
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Jim Krapf
Don Starwalt
Deb Johansen
Daniel Anderson
Diane Kenney
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Nancy Shuert
Bill Pryor
Patrick Lamb
Bob Travaglione
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Kaycee Phillips ✌️
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Snow Day News – Extra Extra

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

During this wet and windy snow-day blizzard, among other things:

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Minecraft Sweeper Fashion

Gavin got a new sweatshirt;

Boys went out to play;

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Blizzard Storm Troopers

The cat hid;

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Peter Parker Camoflauge

And DaddyLove  “organized”  the fridge:

2017-03-14 CLEANING OUT THE FRIDGE [44 seconds]:

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