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"Stop being a passive-aggressive little shithead and just count all the votes." Everyone 1:15

@marco rubio

What is crooked cannot be made straight,and you cannot count what is not there. Ecclesiastes 1:15

Jess Dweck Retweeted Marco Rubio

“Stop being a passive-aggressive little shithead and just count all the votes.” Everyone 1:15

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:49 PM (1 replies)

HUH? Is he giving a medal to Elvis?

have TV on in background...and it is not making sense...
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:44 PM (18 replies)

FUGELSANG: discover what the folks outside the bubble call 'the dictionary.'

John O'Murchadha

Oh quit, the liberal left is the Orwellian Party of 1984, stop grandstanding.

John Fugelsang

If you think it's possible to be both liberal and totalitarian at the same time, discover what the folks outside the bubble call 'the dictionary.'

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:42 PM (0 replies)

Zach Wahls State Senator IA...Lawrence had him on in 2011...and last nite..magnificent young man.

One nite in 2011 Lawrence O' Donnell had a kid on who went super viral for all the right reasons...Zach Wahls 19 year old in Iowa testified before congress for his moms' marriage..incredibly eloquent good looking kid.....next day I had my physical therapy here in Stevens Point WI and told Amy Schnitzler about it...she said "Holy cow Jody, we were at his baptism"....seems Amy and Shirley Enger( UW girls BB coach) are pals with the moms...I taped it for her for my next session...well, guess what?

Lawrence had him on again last nite. He was just elected to State Senate in Iowa. He said 2016 was a flashpoint for him and it is his responsibility to do his part. He studied public policy in Grad school since we last met him. He is magnificent !!
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:41 PM (1 replies)

Domestic Abuse Survivor here and I say leave Avenatti alone....

I have told you before my ex threw me down cement stairs, set my house on fire while I was sleeping, and once took an axe to my locked bedroom door when he was drunk.....I got out alive...

The ME2 deal goes too far at times. We lost Al Franken...both of Avenatti's spouses says this is nuts...The Republicans use ME2 as a tool to get rid of guys they are afraid of....handy, isn't it....
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:32 AM (4 replies)

This psychiatrist believes Trump suffers from a 'God complex' and is 'erotically attached to violenc

This psychiatrist believes Trump suffers from a ‘God complex’ and is ‘erotically attached to violence’ — here’s why

In the last few weeks America has seen an outbreak of high-profile violence and tragedy. There was the apparent hate crime killing of two black people in Louisville, the “MAGAbomber,” who attempted to assassinate numerous prominent Democrats, and then the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Donald Trump repeatedly failed to respond to those events with any kind of human empathy or decency. How do we explain this behavior?

Trump is unable to manage anxiety. Therefore, he cannot help the American people manage their anxiety. Trump’s pathology leads him to get rid of everything that makes him anxious. He impulsively encourages violence. He impulsively is divisive. Donald Trump impulsively externalizes his own fear of his inner chaos — he has had to struggle against this fear ever since he was two years old. Here is another problem: One of the roles of a president or other leader is to function as a lawgiver figure, a type of parental figure for a society. In that way presidents and other leaders function as a superego figure.

They set the tone for behavior, for morality, for right and wrong. What Trump has done is he has given the superego permission to become violent. He has sanctioned such violence, which is very disturbing. Donald Trump is like a person who has road rage. But he has the world’s biggest bully pulpit and is able to express this rage in front of everyone.

Because Trump is president, he has a deep impact on so many people. If anyone is unstable or people are angry, even it is justifiable, a leader gives permission to express it. It comes and goes in waves. It may have gotten worse because of Trump’s anxiety about the midterms. I worry that Trump’s anxiety has translated into even greater externalization of his aggression.

Donald Trump stimulates more and more attacks because he has to get rid of his fears of being attacked. He essentially externalizes this anxiety and fear. So many people want to argue that Trump is Machiavellian with his obsession about immigrants and that “caravan” from Latin America — that this is some ploy to get re-elected and help the Republicans. That’s part of it, but the main thing is to manage his own anxiety. Unfortunately for us, when he does that, Trump functions like a father figure who says, “OK kids, you’re on your own. You can do whatever you want.”

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:59 PM (4 replies)

2016 Election Nite Michelle: "I wanted to not know that fact for as long as I possibly could."

SOURCE GUARDIAN entire article...(I can't do link)

Michelle Obama reveals dread of Trump and how news cycle 'turns her stomach'

In her new memoir, Becoming, the former first lady sometimes wonders ‘where the bottom might be’ as her husband’s legacy is aggressively unravelled

Michelle Obama has told of her dismay that so many American women chose “misogynist” Donald Trump as their president instead of the first female nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton.

In her new memoir, Becoming, which is published on Tuesday, the former first lady admits that some news stories now “turn her stomach” and, as her husband Barack Obama’s legacy is aggressively unravelled, sometimes wonders “where the bottom might be”.

The couple spent election night 2016 at the cinema in the White House. “As the movie wrapped up and the lights came on, Barack’s cellphone buzzed,” Obama writes. “I saw him glance at it and then look again, his brow furrowing just slightly. ‘Huh,’ he said. ‘Results in Florida are looking kind of strange.’

“There was no alarm in his voice, just a tiny seed of awareness, a hot ember glowing suddenly in the grass. The phone buzzed again. My heart started to tick faster … I watched my husband’s face closely, not sure I was ready to hear what he was going to say. Whatever it was, it didn’t look good. I felt something leaden take hold in my stomach just then, my anxiety hardening into dread.”

Obama could not bring herself to stay up through the early hours watching the climax on TV. She went to bed, hoping to “block it all out”. As she slept, the stunning news was confirmed: Trump would succeed her husband as president. She admits: “I wanted to not know that fact for as long as I possibly could.”

The couple’s daughters, Malia, who was in Bolivia, and Sasha, who went off to school in Washington, were both “deeply rattled” by the result, she recalls. “I told both our girls that I loved them and that things would be okay. I kept trying to tell myself the same thing.”

The former first lady, now 54, refrains from second-guessing whether Russian meddling, FBI director James Comey’s intervention or flaws in Clinton’s campaigns brought about Clinton’s loss. She admits: “I am not a political person, so I’m not going to attempt to offer an analysis of the results. I won’t try to speculate about who was responsible or what was unfair.

I will always wonder about what led so many women, in particular, to reject an exceptionally qualified female candidate

“I just wish more people had turned out to vote. And I will always wonder about what led so many women, in particular, to reject an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president. But the result was now ours to live with.”

That afternoon she went to her office in the East Wing where her entire staff had gathered. It was made up largely of women and minorities, including several who came from immigrant families. “Many were in tears, feeling that their every vulnerability was now exposed,” she writes.

But she and Barack Obama were “determined to make the transition with grace and dignity, to finish our eight years with both our ideals and our composure intact”. On 20 January, they welcomed Trump and his wife, Melania, to the White House, then proceeded to the 45th president’s inaugural stage in front of the US Capitol.

“The vibrant diversity of the two previous inaugurations was gone, replaced by what felt like a dispiriting uniformity, the kind of overwhelmingly white and male tableau I’d encountered so many times in my life – especially in the more privileged spaces, the various corridors of power I’d somehow found my way into since leaving my childhood home. What I knew from working in professional environments … is that sameness breeds more sameness, until you make a thoughtful effort to counteract it.

“Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics there were bad – that what the public saw didn’t reflect the president’s reality or ideals. But in this case, maybe it did. Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment: I stopped even trying to smile.”

Nearly two years later, Trump’s cabinet remains dominated by middle-aged white men.

Some are urging Obama to consider her own run for the White House. A recent poll from Axios by SurveyMonkey found that if she made a bid for the presidency in 2020, Obama would have a 13-point advantage over Trump, while media entrepreneur and TV host Oprah Winfrey would have a 12-point advantage.

But in the epilogue of her memoir, which offers insights into her upbringing, education and attempts to balance a career with family, she once again moves to squash such talk. “Because people often ask, I’ll say it here directly: I have no intention of running for office, ever. I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that.

'I felt lost and alone': Michelle Obama reveals experience of miscarriage – video

“I continue to be put off by the nastiness – the tribal segregation of red and blue, this idea that we’re supposed to choose one side and stick to it, unable to listen and compromise, or sometimes even to be civil. I do believe that at its best, politics can be a means for positive change, but this arena is just not for me.

I have no intention of running for office, ever. I’ve never been a fan of politics

“That isn’t to say I don’t care deeply about the future of our country. Since Barack left office, I’ve read news stories that turn my stomach. I’ve lain awake at night, fuming over what’s come to pass.

“It’s been hard to watch as carefully built, compassionate policies have been rolled back, as we’ve alienated some of our closest allies and left vulnerable members of our society exposed and dehumanized. I sometimes wonder where the bottom might be.”

She also takes a swipe at Trump’s campaign launch in June 2015 in which he branded Mexican immigrants as “criminals” and “rapists”, setting the tone for his divisive campaign and presidency. “I figured he was just grandstanding, sucking up the media’s attention because he could. Nothing in how he conducted himself suggested that he was serious about wanting to govern.”

Obama launches the promotional tour for her book on Tuesday in Chicago where tens of thousands of people have bought tickets to attend an event moderated by Winfrey. Becoming is part of a joint book deal with Barack Obama – whose memoir is expected next year – thought to be worth tens of millions of dollars, a “significant portion” of which will go to charity.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Nov 13, 2018, 02:37 PM (3 replies)

Helicopter seemed to work just fine in the rain for Obama. Then again, Obama didn't have a combover

Helicopter seemed to work just fine in the rain for Obama. Then again, Obama didn't have a combover and a gallon of orange paint on his face.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Nov 12, 2018, 02:10 PM (2 replies)

Alexa and Election sound alike..fugelsang...

The Alexa system is playing The Beatles' "Love" album in the living room & suddenly stops when I say the word "election" - because the beginning of "election" sounds like "Alexa." So I scream "IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!" at the device & it goes back to playing Beatles.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Nov 12, 2018, 02:06 PM (1 replies)
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