Gillum, Abrams, Beto

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

My son’s first question this morning, “Did the Democrats gain a majority?”

Well… in half of Congress we did (the House).  So there is hope yet.


Andrew Gillum (FL), Stacey Abrams (GA) & Beto O’Rourke (TX)

And though I am seriously bummed about Beto O’Rourke losing his Senate campaign to a human piece of slime (immigrant-hating immigrant Rafael Cruz) in TEXAS, Andrew Gillum losing to a revolting racist in FLORIDA, and corrupt ballot manipulation against Stacey Abrams in GEORGIA… (whose race is still TBD) there is a fair amount of good news.

To celebrate:



OK so this should be fun.

And in the “Sayonara” Department:  

Pardon my french, mais s’il vous plait aller tout le chemin de l’enfer.

And let’s keep in mind:

I think of U.S. as a modern Titanic and there is some hope of turning it around.

del money titanic

Or as Samantha Bee puts it;

That went ok!

That Went Ok! | November 7, 2018 Act 1 | Full Frontal on TBS [8:49]:




Not a perfect graphic but pretty damn great. For now.

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Voting Day 2018

Election Day – Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Voting Day itself was so enjoyable this year.  For a split second We-the-Constituents get to put our hands on the steering wheel.  It reminded me of July 2016 when I was filled with hope for Bernie Sanders’ nomination.  #Possibility!

I enjoyed delegating my Civic Responsibilities to Child Labor:


Meanwhile the internet was bursting with a downright celebratory mood, as people from all corners posted pictures of themselves wearing their “I Voted” stickers.

This friend here [L] made a “VOTE” collage with her kids and dog, while this one over here [R] shared this amazing shot of her daughters (whom I adore) as suffragettes!

Q: When will Kentucky stop shitting on us with this McConnell Scourge?


Then there was this “Me in 2016 vs. 2018” trend, with one friend featuring her own daughter [R].

And also my super engaged, super pissed fellow liberal mom right here [L].

Come to find out my husband’s uncle was even running in his local county:


Overall a very unifying feeling of a day.

Although of course you can’t win them all:

My friend and colleague, Yo Joe What a Guy.


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Riding the Blue Wave to VICTORY!!!

Monday, November 5th 2018

OK so tomorrow’s the BIG DAY!

Ready team??


Or as Saturday Night Live puts it;

Midterm Ad – SNL [1:50]:




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Get Out The Vote with Bernie Sanders!

Sunday, November 4th 2018

Not for nothing, but today we shook his hand. (!!!)

2018-11-04 G.O.T.V. with Bernie Sanders! [1:12]:

Of course, it’s “not about Bernie, it’s about all of us.” And voting for everyone’s lives. But goodness how I’ll always love the incomparable Senator Sanders.

But that his honesty, integrity, moral compass, commitment to the common good, generosity of character, kindness, wisdom, intelligence, selflessness, talent for public speaking (in complete sentences) and youthful vigor weren’t so RARE.

On account of Gavin I said to Bernie, “He invited you to his birthday and you wrote us a beautiful letter.”

Bernie smiled and congenially said, “Did I?”

Lovely and so sweet is this man.

Here’s the rest of my dorky fan selfies:


Now let’s VOTE; for a Democracy that works for all of us!


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Guns Explained with Cats

Sunday, November 4th 2018

Thanks to my 10 y/o Gavin for showing this to me!

Guns Explained with Cats [3:47]:


NO regular civilian needs a cheetah. At ALL.

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Hospital Clowning: Laughter League Teaser Video

Friday, November 2nd 2018

Was last night a dream?
Laughter League Live was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience last night… until we do it again NEXT TIME.

In the meantime, here is the two minute “Teaser” video showcasing our work in the hospital.

Laughter League Teaser [1:49]:


If you think this was awesome, wait ’til you see some of what we all did together on stage last night.   Including BOTH of my CHILDREN.   (All with the unwavering support of Tireless Hubsand.)




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Inmanween Creatures

Friday, October 26th 2018

2018-10-26 Inmanween Creatures [1:06]:

ClaraJane as Harley Quinn

Gavin Trick-or-Treats AND shop at the hardware store.

Gavin is officially taller than the babysitter, ❤️Julia❤️.

Moreover, Mom&Dad went OUT later thanks to ❤️Julia❤️.

Also, our cat can do THIS.

Peter Parker’s double Turkey Leg.


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