Anyway, for now I'd be deeply grateful if you would check out this link. It only takes a minute (if that):
I've been away all weekend and been travelling all day (which is a poor excuse to not be here, I know!), but I have been sleeping beneath this owl all weekend, so you have not been far from my mind:
(There were more owls, but that one was the biggest and the eyes lit up & the head swivelled...)
Anyway, everyone should have an owl in their life, and I feel very privileged that I have you. Hope you get everything you could want & an orgy on top! <3333
(I now have an image in my head of Hillary knitting tiny elf clothing...)
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It's 3:20am. As good a time as any to tweet about national service. https://t.co/6hRCC16UiV— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 1, 2016
ETA: The Reddit threads are amazing. Favourite comment so far:
'Cheeky Hillary is beating Trump in her sleep. For real.'
A man who could plausibly become President was up in the middle of the night hate-tweeting about non-existent sex tape to defend fat shaming— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) September 30, 2016
But the world is a just place...
!!! Inbox: [Clinton Travel Pool] Clinton pool #14 -- Clinton campaign comment on Trump porno (seriously.) pic.twitter.com/VLCQv9Kd5t— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 30, 2016
(Link with more details here: Donald Trump Appeared In A 2000 Playboy Softcore Porn. ETA: Clarification: He did not get naked, just broke a bottle of champagne and welcomed the stars to New York. And then they went off & did naughty things on their own without him.)
But, delving into the issue (not the porn!) more deeply and looking at the how and whys:
Donald Trump Is Being Outplayed by Women—and He’s Losing His Mind Over It
The GOP nominee’s pathological sexism could be what kills his presidential hopes. Good.
And then I found this excellent article by Sady Doyle:
Hillary Clinton, who has suffered fools all her life, is bulletproof against Donald Trump’s low blows
[Again,] Trump seemingly hasn’t noticed that by continuing to go after Machado, he’s playing right into Clinton’s characterization of him as a bully. If the opportunity to call a woman ugly comes up, he has to take it. To back down would make him less than a man. And that’s the kind of mindset Clinton is counting on. She’s ready for a debate-as-bullfight: Matador Hillary keeps waving her big red cape (or red suit) in front of the bull, so he’ll put his head down and charge. All the while, she’s planning to stick him as he rushes by.
Trump has not faced an opponent like this before. Jeb Bush cowered. Marco Rubio and Cruz tried and failed to match the reality TV star insult-for-insult. But Hillary Clinton understands the power of holding her ground and smilingly, knowingly baiting him, reaping the rewards every time he combusts.
Or, as she puts it in this tweet:
"Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake" - Napoleon, and also Hillary Clinton's face right now— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) September 27, 2016
Like River's time line, you are too complex and fabulous to be summed up. So I wish you the happiest of possible birthdays and am forever grateful that you came into my life!
Clinics are popping up across the country to help kids as young as 3 who might be transgender, but some say it’s too much, too soon. While doctors argue, families like Nicole’s don’t have time to wait.
And these just scratch the surface
It's from February, but there's still stuff in there that I hadn't heard before. Like this:
My personal favorite, however, has to be the time Trump went after Julius and Eddie Trump (no relation to Donald) for having the misfortune of sharing his last name. As Crain's tells it, back in 1984, the non-megalomaniacal-billionaire Trumps had bid on a drugstore chain, their company name being the Trump Group. But a letter was mistakenly sent to the (Donald) Trump Organization from the publisher of Drug Store News, welcoming the wrong Trump to the industry.
The next day, Trump's pitbull lawyer, the late and legendary Roy Cohn, demanded that the other Trump Group change its name by the following day or there would be blood. Trump filed suit, alleging of the other Trumps, who were born in South Africa, that they were, as Crain's put it, "nothing but a pair of late-arriving immigrants trying to piggyback on his good name."
The "impostor" Trumps pointed out that they were formidable Trumps, too. They'd been profiled by Forbes in 1976, well before most people had any idea who Donald Trump was. Before they registered "the Trump Group" in 1982, the only companies that turned up in their search were those connected with mollusk pesticides, nut candy, and toilet paper.
After the case lingered for five years, a state judge smacked down The Donald, essentially telling him his name wasn't the special snowflake he thought it was. If Donald Trump had only demanded to see the birth certificates — which he's since become adept at doing — he'd have realized that the other Trumps had been using their last name longer than he has.
(If you have not seen it, it's embedded in the article. It's worth watching.) (30 million people aren't wrong. *g*)
( And under here, my favourite tweets )
Never thought I'd ever write a single thing about the Kardshians, but her statement is both coherent and sensible.
Also, it gives me a chance to rec this book:
Kim Kardashian Saves The World (After President Trump Nearly Ends It)
A #1 KINDLE POLITICAL HUMOR BESTSELLER! Uh-oh! Newly elected President Trump is ill prepared for the 3 a.m. phone call he receives from his National Security Adviser Sean Hannity alerting him to a nuclear strike in Canada's Northwest Territories. Taking advice from Secretary of State Sarah Palin, the sleep-deprived Trump makes an impetuous decision that could set the world on course for nuclear annihilation.
(I haven't read it, but the title alone makes it worth pimpin'.)
ETA: And since I'm here:
The Four Donald Trumps You Meet On Earth
I swear there’s something familiar about this guy.
Related: The Hillary Clinton I Know Will Do Wonders for Women
For decades she has practiced what she preached in the workplace
(In case you wonder why so much about US politics... UK politics is too depressing for me to look at the news. Sorry. But there's still hope for America.)
We all joked about it but today it actually happened. Trump now in favor of poisoning puppies. https://t.co/oVmwNc8vXv— Zeddonymous (@ZeddRebel) 15 September 2016
ETA: Oh and since I'm here:
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah unleashes the anti-Trump rant you’ve been waiting for
ETA2: Also meant to recommend this great little comic:
Make America Hate Again
ETA3: No, but... A year ago, this would have been a hilarious April Fool's.
1. If you want to know how seriously Trump is taking black outreach, he's holding a townhall on Wed on black issues hosted by Sean Hannnity— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) 20 September 2016
Little Miss Flint met both Trump and Obama this year. pic.twitter.com/eH15fElHqw— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) 15 September 2016