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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March on Washington


Several buses from our area have just arrived in DC for the #WomensMarchOnWashington and how I wish I could have joined them! Two ladies from my book club went to represent us on one of the (three!) buses that were chartered from our area, and I have several other friends from all around the country that are making the trip, too.  My husband had to have a colonoscopy yesterday, and I didn't want to make any travel plans for this weekend when he had a medical procedure pending, but I'm with the marchers in spirit. And I'm so proud of them!

Here are some of the Florence, SC marchers en route to DC at sunrise this morning.


Representing the women of the Pee Dee area of South Carolina

And here's just one small example of why resistance to the Trump administration is so vitally important for women. Forgive me for putting something so despicable and disgusting on my blog, but the world needs to know what kind of man Trump is and what his values look like:

"I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look......
I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.......

.....Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything." -President Donald Trump

He was caught on tape (you can listen to the audio if you're so inclined) saying these words after he was married to his current wife, who was pregnant at the time. That's how much respect our new president has for women.

20 comments:

  1. I despair of our country with this horrific man in charge. He makes me totally sick to my stomach. My stepdaughter is marching in Florida. I hope the 4 horrible years go quickly.

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    1. We need to stand together and do what we can.

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  2. Not just in Washington DC but all over the world, women and supportive men have been standing up against Trump and radical Trumpism. In these marches there is a message of hope for the future.

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    1. I've been seeing photos of marches from every corner of the globe, even Antarctica! It makes it all easier to bear.

      Thank you for commenting here today, Neil. I'm not feeling much love in blogland at the moment. Your friendship is appreciated.

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    2. There are lots of us loving your blog today. You are not alone.

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    3. I know that someone has upset you Jennifer. That same woman upset me some time ago. In the past, she has upset quite a few other bloggers too. Her attempt to take the moral high ground over Trump is utterly stupid but she seems to specialise in provocation and enjoys it. Don't allow her to get under your skin.

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  3. I have had the coverage on all day. I am so encouraged and just amazed at the protests, not only here but worldwide. I read your comments from Cro's blog and what others had written, though. I found that so many had written basically "let's not worry just yet" or "give him a chance" very disturbing. But I understand they do not have the coverage or interest, obviously, that we do. If, for example, they truly understood what type of people that he has nominated for cabinet positions, perhaps they too would understand our concerns.

    Just listening to his remarks at the CIA told you all you need to know about this fool. The man is simply a disgrace.

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  4. Okay, I have to add that Sean Spicer's press conference was even more ridiculous than Trump's speech at the CIA. Spicer was practically spitting. There are people in this country who will no longer have health coverage; there are children going to sleep hungry. Yet, these morons are focusing on crowd numbers?

    My rant is over. Thank you.

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  5. Son marched in The Women's March today in Tucson. The speakers gave shout out to the brothers marching today. I loved it.
    It was a great march and the Tucson Police did a great job funneling traffic away from the marchers to keep them safe. We had 15,000 marchers.
    Son said he was marching for his sister. There are tears in my eyes.
    Great Day in America and the World.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. I am far away from these events - at least I hope it's far - but nevertheless, this is incredibly uplifting and hopeful. Thank you for posting.

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  7. So amazed to see the involvement all over the world. May intelligence and enlightenment win out before more damage is done.

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  8. I hope your husband's colonoscopy went well, Jennifer.
    Over the weekend, I have read several well-researched articles about Trump. Those who are informed do not take it lightly, and do not trust on the "checks & balances" so many seem to think will keep him from doing any serious harm.
    Although I do not live in the US, of course what happens in your country influences Europe and Germany, too - everywhere in the world, really. Therefore, nobody should NOT be interested.

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    1. Thank you, Meike. The colonoscopy was fine...no polyps and he doesn't have to do it again for 5 years! :)

      Thank you for your friendship and understanding.

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  9. My fav womans placard
    Was a photo of mrs slocolm from ARE YOU BRING SERVED
    " get your hands off my pussy mr trump"

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  10. We're all getting to work. Let's see what we can do.

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  11. We're all getting to work. Let's see what we can do.

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  12. Trump excusing it by saying it was just "locker room talk" makes all men look bad. What a despicable slug. Kudos to the women's protest that turned into a worldwide event.

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  13. Dear Jennifer, it was listening to the inaugural speech that motivated me to take part in Saturday's march in New York. I have posted a blog about that experience.

    Thank you for this post. xo

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