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Flap Your Lips Friday

Posted by Michelle Moquin on November 4th, 2016

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From the Guardian:

Highly unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton intensified after James Comey’s decision not to recommend an indictment over her use of a private email server

Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election.

Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.

“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent.

This atmosphere raises major questions about how Comey and the bureau he is slated to run for the next seven years can work with Clinton should she win the White House.

The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”

The agent called the bureau “Trumplandia”, with some colleagues openly discussing voting for a GOP nominee who has garnered unprecedented condemnation from the party’s national security wing and who has pledged to jail Clinton if elected.

At the same time, other sources dispute the depth of support for Trump within the bureau, though they uniformly stated that Clinton is viewed highly unfavorably.

“There are lots of people who don’t think Trump is qualified, but also believe Clinton is corrupt. What you hear a lot is that it’s a bad choice, between an incompetent and a corrupt politician,” said a former FBI official.

Sources who disputed the depth of Trump’s internal support agreed that the FBI is now in parlous political territory. Justice department officials – another current target of FBI dissatisfaction – have said the bureau disregarded longstanding rules against perceived or actual electoral interference when Comey wrote to Congress to say it was reviewing newly discovered emails relating to Clinton’s personal server.

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Comey’s vague letter to Congress, promptly leaked by Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, said the bureau would evaluate communications – subsequently identified as coming from a device used by disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, whose estranged wife Huma Abedin is a Clinton aide – for connections to the Clinton server. Comey’s allies say he was placed in an impossible position after previously testifying to Congress it would take an extraordinary development for him to revisit the Clinton issue. Throughout the summer and fall, Trump has attacked the FBI as corrupt for not effectively ending Clinton’s political career.

A political firestorm erupted, with Comey and the bureau coming under withering criticism, including a rebuke on Wednesday from Barack Obama. Even some congressional Republicans, no friends to Clinton, have expressed discomfort with Comey’s last-minute insertion of the bureau into the election.

The relevance of the communications to the Clinton inquiry has yet to be established, as Comey issued his letter before obtaining a warrant to evaluate them. Clinton surrogates contend that Comey has issued innuendo rather than evidence, preventing them from mounting a public defense.

Some feel Comey needs to address the criticism and provide reassurance that the bureau, with its wide-ranging investigative and surveillance powers, will comport itself in an apolitical manner. Yet since Friday, Comey has maintained his silence, even as both Clinton and Trump have called for the bureau to disclose more of what it knows.

Leaks, however, have continued. Fox News reported on Wednesday that the FBI is intensifying an investigation into the Clinton Foundation over allegations – which both the foundation and the Clinton camp deny – it traded donations for access to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. The Wall Street Journal reported that justice department officials considered the allegations flimsy.

The leaks have not exclusively cast aspersions on Clinton. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is the subject of what is said to be a preliminary FBI inquiry into his business dealings in Russia. Manafort has denied any wrongdoing.

The Daily Beast reported on Thursday on ties between Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, and the FBI’s New York field office, which reportedly pressed the FBI to revisit the Clinton server investigation after beginning an inquiry into Weiner’s alleged sexual texting with a minor. The website reported that a former New York field office chief, highly critical of the non-indictment, runs a military charity that has received significant financial donations from Trump.

Comey’s decision to tell the public in July that he was effectively dropping the Clinton server issue angered some within the bureau, particularly given the background of tensions with the justice department over the Clinton issue. A significant complication is the appearance of a conflict of interest regarding Loretta Lynch, the attorney general, who met with Bill Clinton this summer ahead of Comey’s announcement, which she acknowledged had “cast a shadow” over the inquiry.

“Many FBI agents were upset at the director, not because he didn’t [recommend to] indict, but they believe he threw the FBI under the bus by taking the heat away from DoJ [Department of Justice],” the former bureau official said.

All this has compounded pressure on Comey, with little end in sight.

Jim Wedick, who retired from the bureau in 2004 after 35 years, said that if Clinton is elected, she and Comey would probably find a way to work together out of a sense of pragmatism. He recalled both his own occasional clashes with federal prosecutors and Bill Clinton’s uneasy relationship with his choice for FBI director, Louis Freeh.

“Each one will find a way to pick at the other. It’s not going to be good and it’s not going to be pretty. But they’ll both have to work with each other,” he said.

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, said: “The continued leadership failures at the FBI are another reminder we can’t let intelligence agencies say ‘trust us’ and then give them a blank check to probe into Americans’ lives.

“While I’ve argued for years that Congress must create ironclad protections for Americans’ security and privacy, we also need vigilant oversight of agencies that have the power to deprive citizens of their liberty or change the course of an election.”

The FBI would not comment for this story.

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Readers: What we have here is another example of the lack of diversity in our government – the FBI is run by white men, and always has been. Just like we have a need for diversity in other areas of politics and our government, the need for more honesty, and more women and OTWs is needed in the FBI. This article proves the FBI is obviously biased and out to get Hillary, and sabotage her from winning the election.

It’s now clear that white men -  the FBI – pressured Comey to come out with his false story. He “lectured” Hillary about her “recklessness” but she was no more “reckless” than anyone else with her emails. Google it. If the head of the FBI can’t control his men then he shouldn’t be in the position he is holding. And it’s obvious that he can’t.

And…If the FBI are trying to sabotage a presidential candidate (!), who else have they framed or gone after? This is insane. We know they didn’t just start this with Hillary. We know that others must have fallen prey to their nasty tactics and schemes. Martin Luther King comes to mind – Who else?

Amazing how so many that oppose Hillary were shouting that the FBI was protecting Hillary by not prosecuting her for these emails. When it is truly the contrary.

Thoughts? It’s Friday…you know what to do.

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Irene: Thank you. I hope many people feel the same way. We’re almost there.

Before I sign off…

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We’ll give you everything you need to get started talking to voters — the latest polling and breaking news, plus all of the information and tools you’ll need to make these urgent calls. All you need is your phone and a computer (or tablet / iPad / Kindle tablet) with internet access.

Oh, by the way, my beloved Californians, I posted a link of the propositions the Dem party is supporting and opposing yesterday. With regards to Prop 61 and 65, which on the Dem site notes they have no official position, I am voting “No.” I can see through the ruses of the corps trying to get over on us. By voting “yes,” this let’s them back in  the game. Sorry but I’m not buying it. Vote “No” on 61 & 65.

Peace out. 

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5 Things You Can Do To Ensure Hillary Wins

Posted by Michelle Moquin on November 3rd, 2016

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“What more can I do?” I keep asking that of myself.

There are many ways that you and I can help rock the vote and ensure that Hillary shatters the glass ceiling and becomes the first woman president…with coattails.

I realize that everyone has many things to do in their ordinary day in their everyday life. But this election is far from ordinary, and the results will most certainly affect our everyday lives. This is the last week for us to step it up and do something more. I am asking all of you to become a little bit more involved because the stakes are so high.

What happens next Tuesday will not only affect the next 4 years but decades if a SCOTUS is appointed from a republican president. Yes, even if Hillary wins, the republicans will try and deny anyone on Hillary’s list, shouting that we don’t need anyone to replace Scalia. (We’ll deal with that when we get to that point.) However, on the other hand if Trump wins and the senate remains red, you can bet that position will be filled by a conservative asap. And that reign will affect everything.

Even if you only have nights and this weekend, there is still so much that you can do to support Hillary and the Dems.

  1. Make sure that you friends and family are registered. Registration is over in many states but NOT ALL:
    • If you’re still not registered, you can register even up until election day in some states. Click here to see which states.
  2. Join Hillary’s team: It’s not too late to join and be a part of herstory. Click here to sign up and find out what you can do between now and election day. You can also visit Democrats.org. There are plenty of ways to help so find one that suits you best. I get daily texts of how I can support Hillary. I do as many as I can. It’s never too late.
  3. Make phone calls. I personally enjoy the energy of being around a lot of Dems excited about this election so I encourage you to get to your local call center (Californians click here) and join in. It’s fun to engage with likeminded dems and a wonderful way to support Hillary.
    • If you can’t make it to a local call center you can make phone calls right from your home or on your cell from your favorite coffee house. Don’t worry about being a newbie, all you have to do is follow the script and be your wonderful self! Easy peasy. Here’s two ways you can make phone calls:
      1. Join on Hillary.com.
      2. Join on MoveOn.org. This is strictly to make calls to swing-state voters. REALLY important we turn these states BLUE. Florida is a biggie. 
  4. Donate Money. I get texts to donate just $1. Imagine if we all donated $1 what a huge impact we collectively would do! 
  5. VOTE. Then Help your family and friends get to the polls so they can vote. There is nothing more important than to ensure that once someone is registered that they actually make it to the polls and vote.  
    • Vote early and get others to do the same. Why wait? Got vote and then help others get to the polls. Offer to carpool and pick up friends and family that can’t drive or are on limited time.
    • Sign the Voter’s Pledge and vote on Election Day. Sign up by clicking here:
      • Voting matters. It empowers communities, and brings us together as Americans. It makes your voice heard by signaling to people in charge what matters most.

        Voting should be easy, inclusive, and awesome. On Election Day, the best response to any attempts to make casting a ballot more difficult is for us to get to the polls — and to get our friends, family, and neighbors there, too.

        Stand up for democracy now by pledging to vote and to help others exercise their right with these four simple steps:

        1. Make a Plan: Verify your voter registration status, find your polling location, and learn what’s on your ballot.
        2. Sign up for Reminders: You’re more likely to vote if you get emails or text reminders. Sign up here.
        3. Tell your friends and family that you plan to vote. Research has shown that this simple act can increase turnout.
        4. Protect the Vote: Spread the word about the people who are here to help. Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you have problems on Election Day — they are nonpartisan volunteers who’ve got your back.

        Sign now to pledge to vote and to help others exercise their right. After you sign, we’ll send you a reminder of the steps you can take to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

      • Californians: Confused about the Propositions? Click here for a list of California’s Propositions  (You need to scroll down a bit to see them), and how the Democrats are suggesting you vote for them, as well as local endorsements. Take down the Proposition numbers and google them if you aren’t clear what each one is all about.

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Readers: Thank you for everything that you’ve done and are doing the ensure a win for Hillary. I am so grateful. If you have anything to report please do so here so that we can all be kept abreast of everything going on between now and election day. Thanks.

Tatonga: You are very welcome. I wish I could do more. I’m pleased President Obama has finally made some remarks about what is going on and hopeful that the Army Corps of Engineers are considering an alternative route for the project. Like Bernie Sanders though, I agree that the pipeline work should stop until the Army Corps review is completed. Much love to you and yours.

#NastyBitch: Love it! Wise words.

Congratulations to the Cubs  for their historic big win!

Peace & Love: “Live it, Give it.”

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michelle

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The KKK Is Working To Get Out The Vote — For Donald Trump, Of Course

Posted by Michelle Moquin on November 2nd, 2016

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Good morning.

From the Huff Po:

The KKK Is Working To Get Out The Vote — For Donald Trump, Of Course

Because a Trump victory would be a victory for white supremacy.

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The Ku Klux Klan is desperate for a Donald Trump presidency.

With just a week until Election Day, the Ku Klux Klan appears to be ramping up its effort to get GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump into the White House.

Residents in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Louisiana have all reported finding fliers from the KKK outside their homes in recent days. The materials contain calls for people to vote and join the organization as it tackles hot-button social issues with exactly the level of contemplation you might expect from a racist hate group.

“Please join and help us take our country back,” reads a flier recently distributed in Madison, Alabama. “Black Lives Matter Black Panthers are telling followers to kill white people and police officers in the name of justice for the killing of Negro’s (sic) by policemen in the line of duty. These Negro’s (sic) were not innocent. They were thugs breaking the law, and standing up against police.”

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Residents have expressed disgust over the past week after finding similar literature in Wichita, Kansas, and Towne Lake, Georgia, where the KKK referred to transgender individuals as an “abomination” who should consider suicide.

“If your (sic) confused and don’t know what sex you are today, use a tree out in the back yard,” a Georgia flier read.

Spelling is apparently not the KKK’s forte.

In the town of Many, Louisiana, Klan pamphlets encouraged people to “get out to the poles (sic) and vote,” because, “Your vote could decide if we have a country anymore or not.”

The fliers say they’re from the Loyal White Knights, a branch known for this form form of self-promotion. Will Quigg, one of the group’s dragons or wizards or demogorgons or whatever, previously tried to convince the media that he’ll actually be voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but his own comments appear to have betrayed that claim.

Although the fliers don’t appear to directly mention Trump or his candidacy, they use language that points to the KKK’s love affair with the real estate mogul, which The Huffington Post has extensively documented throughout the campaign. Trump’s thinly veiled rhetoric of racial division and tough talk on immigration ― building a wall on the southern border and banning entire groups of people from immigrating to the U.S. ― has energized white nationalists and the so-called alt-right. And Trump has, in turn, struggled to distance himself from white supremacists ― when he’s bothered to try at all.

Perhaps that’s why a KKK newspaper officially endorsed Trump last month, with a column borrowing the Republican’s campaign slogan.

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Elsewhere, white supremacists are seeking to advance and capitalize on Trump’s popularity for their own political gains.

Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke, a former KKK leader who has repeatedly embraced Trump’s mantle, released an ad last week calling for supporters to vote for Trump on Election Day.

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These are just the latest examples of white supremacists seizing on the Trump movement in hopes of getting more visibility for their own causes, said Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that tracks hate groups.

“They feel that their message is more palatable now that, in their view, a major political candidate is virtually saying the same things,” Potok said.

But while these groups may be getting more attention, they’re still fringe compared to Trump, who has the support of more than 40 percent of Americans, according to recent polling.

“The Klan and other groups have probably grown thanks to Trump,” Potok said. “But the claims that they’ve recruited thousands and thousands and thousands of people as a result of Trump’s candidacy and the whole politics of the last year are clearly false.”

Trump’s campaign pushed back on the KKK newspaper’s endorsement, saying in a statement late Tuesday that “their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are united behind our campaign.”

This story has been updated to include the Trump campaign’s statement.

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Readers: A Trump vote is a vote for white supremacy. A no vote is a vote for white supremacy.

Get out and vote. Our lives do depend on it. #ImWithHer. 

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AH: Working on it. ❤️

Ruth: I am always thinking of all of you. Miss you as well. Looking forward to the next time…soon. Love you all. ❤️

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President Obama, They Shoot Horses And Teenage Boys On The Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by Michelle Moquin on November 1st, 2016

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Good morning.

We’re getting down to the last days of the presidential election. With so much to be concerned about my thoughts are rambling from all that I’m reading. The focus is obviously on the election but what about what others are fighting for? My thoughts ran to our indigenous peoples as they fight for their land again, against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

I know president Obama has got a lot on his plate now. The future of our country is being threatened and he needs to do all he can to ensure that Hillary wins with coattails. I get that. But I sure wish he could take a moment and reach out to the people of the Sioux Nation.

My heart aches for them as I read their stories. Probably the last thing on their minds is this election, as they protect and protest daily for the preservation of their water, for their family, friends, and their future.

Here’s the write from the Huff Po:

President Obama, They Shoot Horses And Teenage Boys On The Dakota Access Pipeline

On a beautiful sunny day in June, 2014 President Barack Obama came to the banks of the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. June is the month of the Strawberry Moon and celebrates the first harvest of wild fruit. The occasion was Cannonball Flag day and Native Americans from Standing Rock and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservations turned out to welcome the President. For one day the hills and buttes and prairies of North and South Dakota were the center of rare media attention, and the people who welcomed the President into their homes and hearts were ecstatic. Michelle Obama was with him, babies were thrust into their arms for photo ops, children danced, and a powwow sealed good will and belief in the promises Obama made to the Sioux nation.

The Washington Post reported that stories of Native children made the president cry in the oval office.

“I love these young people,” Obama said shortly after meeting them. “I only spent an hour with them. They feel like my own.”

 

It is a little over two years later and these people whom the president claimed as his own are being arrested on minor charges by a seemingly omnipotent Sheriff in Morton County. They are herded into dog kennels at Fort Rice and the insides of their arms are marked with a number in black ink. Women suffer broken bones from batons wielded by police officers and deputies. Memories of others wearing brown shirts in 1939 Germany, who also marked people with black ink, cause fear and apprehension.

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There is testimony that cannot be erased or hidden. Listen to this interview with a young prayer warrior, Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg, who was ripped out of ceremony, arrested, and put in a dog kennel at the jail in Mandan, ND.

The officials of North Dakota have decided that the people of the Sioux Nation who stand against the DAPL are beneath them. In the early days of this historical event I overheard one man say, “they do not think we are human.” It is a faded sentence scribbled in a notebook filled with tales of atrocity and stories of prayer.

How do you feel when you watch this Mr. Obama? Do the words of Floris White Bull recalling the traumatic experiences of people violently removed from camp and being caged in dog kennels move you in any way? Does it occur to you to call Attorney General Loretta Lynch into your office and demand that she look into this? Did your staff include the LA Times article in your morning briefing?

Did you cry when you heard a young rider was shot off his beautiful bay quarter horse by more than one of those “non-lethal” rubber bullets?

Members of the horse nation herded around 100 buffalo from the west and southwest of the Cannonball Ranch onto the DAPL easement. One rider was reportedly hit with up to four rubber bullets his horse was reported to be hit in the legs by live rounds. Another horse was shot and did not survive.

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Before the bullets flew. This horse died. Submitted by Debi Williams

Here is a Crow Creek Spirit rider being chased down by DAPL security last Thursday. “You can see the courage and strength both riders and horses have! They escaped and made it home safely,” says Greg Grey Cloud. One buckskin horse made it back to camp and his human with a tranquilizer dart stuck in his flank, says Grey Cloud in a video posted on his Facebook page. The horse came back with all of its tack missing.

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Photo Courtesy Greg Grey Cloud

Did anyone tell you that one horse died? They do shoot horses in North Dakota, Mr. President.

Did Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier inform you, Mr. President, you who held babies in your arms at Standing Rock, that these are “non-lethal” rubber bullets? In fact in a PubMed article, “Death Following Rubber Bullet Wounds to the Chest,” a different story emerges.

Despite the fact that it (rubber bullet) was designed to be safer than live ammunition, several cases of fatalities have been reported from its use. Most of these fatalities were because of abuse of the weapon in terms of range of fire and anatomical area of the body targeted. This is a case report of such a fatality following shotgun rubber bullet injury, including the circumstance surrounding this unusual occurrence, the autopsy findings and reports of the ballistic analysis. Four projectiles penetrated the right chest lodging in the right lung and injuring the right pulmonary artery, causing death. The mechanism of death in this case is rapid massive pulmonary hemorrhage.

Forensic Science presents a case study of the death of a 60-year-old man who was shot using rubber projectiles that were fired by a police officer from a Mossberg smooth-bore shotgun in an enclosed space from a distance of a few meters. “The post-mortem examination revealed that death had been due to gunshot wounds in the chest which had caused heart and lung damage with subsequent massive internal hemorrhaging.”

President Obama, you will not find this information in the daily flood of press releases from Sheriff Kirchmeier that read like tales from an alternate universe.

Would you cry if you were on site to witness what is really happening, Mr. President?

In twist of fate, the actions of the young riders on horseback led to an outcome that was spiritually uplifting to thousands of people around the world. The riders opened a fence just east of the new “Treaty” camp, allowing the buffalo to run free across the hills and plains just as police and military forces were surrounding the camp. Water protectors established a spiritual campsite while declaring “Indigenous Eminent Domain” at the yawning mouth of the pipeline. The cheers and singing echoed the ceremonies of the ancestors as stunned police and protectors alike watched the buffalo run down what is now named “Buffalo Hill.”

This action of Tatanka, no matter what the genesis, came at the exact time that peaceful water protectors were being dragged from the sweat lodge and slammed into the ground by pumped-up deputies. The sacred buffalo altar was rescued from the red spray paint wielded by the out-of-control and rioting police. In effect, deputies were defacing sacred places of worship. This story will be passed down through generations, providing hope and the knowledge that the animals will come to protect the people even if you will not, Mr. President.

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Courtesy Standing Rock Rising

Did you know, Mr. President that a DAPL private security guard was spotted among the water protectors with an automatic rifle heading towards camp? How was he recognized? There are no weapons of any kind allowed at the Oceti Sakowin camp. Bureau of Indian Affairs police arrived on the scene and apprehended him. The man is now in FBI custody after being turned over by the BIA. Morton County Sheriff’s Department retracted its statement of the DAPL security person rushing towards Standing Rock camp with the AR-15 “being treated for a gunshot wound to his hand” after this photo evidence emerged.

There is good reason to hold you accountable, Mr.President.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier met with you last week in California.

He is expressing outrage at reported violations of his people’s civil liberties, which came just two days after you, Mr. Obama, assured him during a face to face meeting that federal monitors were in place to prevent such actions.

Chairman Frazier is now asking that the United Nations intervene. “The U.S. government promised to protect us through treaties, but they have failed us. That’s why we are asking the United Nations to send troops to protect our people from the brutalities inflicted on our people by State police and the National Guard.” He added, “Native Nations originally came into the United State through treaties and if the United States is not going to honor these treaties the Native Nations need to call on the United Nations for assistance.”

If you love these people as your own, Mr. President, please do something. Actions matter more than words or tears embedded in a press release.

UPDATE

This was just posted by Standing Rock Rising

In the first 15 seconds, you can see a spirit rider holding the line, and keeping distance between water protectors and police. You will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range. The next couple minutes are the commotion afterwards. There was no reason to shoot this brave water protector and his horse, as they were not threatening MCSD or military in any way.

Click here to watch the video.

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Readers: I read that a Facebook friend was headed there in support. I applauded him for leaving the madness of the media here to support his brothers and sisters there. (If you’re reading this, thank you.) The people of the Sioux Nation are without arms protesting peacefully, and are being treated like animals, tagged, numbered, and put in dog kennels. Truly sickening.

If we don’t stand up for our neighbors who are fighting for their lives, who will stand up for us when we are fighting for ours? I can’t physically go but my spirit stands strong with the Sioux Nation in support. And I will do whatever I can on my blog in support.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. Thanks for the compliments. In light of this election, I felt girl power needed to be expressed in a badassery way, and Batgirl for Halloween was my way of doing it. The costume is gone but this badass bitch remains.

Thoughts? Ideas? What’s on your mind?

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Charles: Bummer. It’s too bad your friends aren’t as smart as you.

Kali: That is so awesome. Thank you! Happy it all worked out and you had some fun. You’re already Badass, but yes, donning a Batgirl costume definitely gives the badass some added attitude. :)

Thomas, King: I’ve heard and read a bit, and I ask the same question. Why is this not on the news? Perhaps I need to blog about it. Thanks.

 

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Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

Aka BABE: We all know what this means by now :)

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Monday Maher Madness

Posted by Michelle Moquin on October 31st, 2016

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Good morning!

Helen: Yes, I’ve covered it quite a lot, but it appears it still needs more media attention. And I am happy to pass it over to Maher to do just that.

In his Editorial New Rule, Bill Maher cautions young voters against characterizing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as picking between “the lesser of two evils.”

New Rule: The Danger of False Equivalency | Real Time with Bill Maher

 

Readers: It’s like he’s reading my mind. Voting is one of the most important things we can do. And being an informed voter who actually does their research is something that you would think goes without saying. But evidently like Maher, I agree, people get so fucking Lazy when it comes to politics, and knowing civics.

Did Maher speak your thoughts too? If not, what’s on your mind?

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AH: It’s been awhile. Nice to see you here. As always your comments get right to the point. Where are you all now? Don’t be such a stranger. My best to you, Bita, and Adam.

Ruth/AF: Isn’t it amazing that if things are said often enough by enough people it becomes truth. And as Maher says, people are too lazy to do the research. If they did they would know that voter fraud is really a non issue. I’m happy to hear from you. I hope all is well. Give my love and hugs to the family.

Charles: Happy to hear! I hope your friends are feeling the same way.

Dwight Well, that doesn’t surprise me at all. I googled Trump’s speaking fees and discovered you are absolutely correct.

Kent: So delighted to hear that! I have no doubt your decision will have positive affects on your children that will reach far more than just your immediate family. Thank you.

Aina: That she is. I love this blog too because I learn so much from so many women here. It may sound banal but the women inspire me to be a better me.

Kali: Thank you for taking the time to inspire your friends and for their votes. Awesome. I hope you show the rest the video I posted too. Perhaps when they discover that their friend Bernie lies more than Hillary, they will join you and the other 9.

If you haven’t voted yet, and live in a state where you can vote early, do it…do it today if you can. Get dressed up in your Halloween costume, grab your friends,and have a little fun as you strut to the polling booth or you’re waiting in line for your turn. Let’s make herstory.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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**Bad Ass Batgirl**

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Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

**Aka BAB

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