Phew! There actually are checks-and-balances protecting U.S. citizens (and Actors!) I’m heartened by a few examples this week.
A glimmer of light, at least for now —
First and most famous is the public way our “No Rules” President learned that uhmmm… there actually are rules… And that it might be wise to stop insulting judges like the courageous Judge Robart and start respecting the separation of powers because in some cases other powers like the 9th Circuit Appeals Court are getting the last word. At least for now. Now until Trump drafts a new ban to announce next week, and we all get back on the roller coaster.
What I’m most pleased about this week is that true Americans on both sides of the aisle continue to investigate charges of collusion between Team Trump and Russia… during the election and after the election. It’s looking more and more like this was a carefully choreographed plan to elect Trump, partner with Russia and implement whatever the hell Putin and Trump want.
This week Trump’s beyond-controversial Security Advisor Michael Flynn changed his story about discussing sanctions with the Russian Ambassador… coincidentally on the same day President Obama announced them, followed by Russia changing it’s response Obama’s sanctions from “We will reciprocate.” to “Uh, maybe not at this time.” Now all of the “fake news” organizations are reporting this: CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post. Yep, it’s been an eventful week. Oh yes.
And more good news this week… Remember that the 35-page dossier from the former British intelligence officer about Russia having something over Trump? It’s really being talked about because some of what’s in there has now been corroborated. This is REAL NEWS. The kind of news that lead to impeachment and serious charges.
Casting Scam Take-down —
Changing the subject, and yes — this is news on a much smaller scale — but I was thrilled to see that something I posted about in May, 2016: EXPLOITING ACTORS: A NEW LOW is being addressed in 2017 as L.A. City Attorney, Mike Feuer charges 25 people at 5 casting workshops for allegedly scamming Actors. Imagine… “Actor goes undercover to expose Casting Scam” — sounds like a movie, right? I feel like we’re all living in a movie… or some alternate universe…
The Common Ground —
What these examples illustrate, I think, is that we all just want to get to the truth, regardless of color, sex, or religion… regardless of our political party or where we live… regardless of how much money we do or don’t have… regardless of who we voted for. My heroes are The Statue of Liberty, our forefathers with great insight and foresight, our Constitution, our Armed Forces who protect us and Reporters who risk their lives and reputations to get to the TRUTH.
We’ll all access our SUPER POWERS in 2017 to fight for “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.” It will be challenging. It will be hard. But together we can do it, right? RIGHT!!!
It’s Amateur Hour in the White House as our new President blusters through his first week, one-impulse-at-a-time. The news causes so much stress and embarrassment, I find myself spending more time at the hospital volunteering in the ER to try to make up for the arrogant behavior coming from our highest office. When I can’t listen to the news a moment longer, I go to the the one place where I can treat people from all over the world fairly and kindly and at the very least show that we’re not all like Donald Trump. Keep Reading»
Wrong Is Right if You Don’t Get Caught
Inauguration Day / January 20, 2017
It’s a sad day when we’re forced to watch
our country’s dignity go down the drain.
The plug’s been pulled.
Rules no longer apply.
Winning at any cost is the mantra of the day.
Sorry, Mom — I can’t find the funny…
GOOD LUCK SUPERSTITIONS —
The Holiday Time Clock is ticking…ticking…ticking
Distraction from the insane election and our new reality really made me lose sense of time… There are only 17 more days till Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah! Yikes! Before the holidays come and go, here’s a quick wish list to make holiday shopping a little easier. The WISH capsules are a MUST! Let’s all wish for peace, understanding and a less-divisive world.
10 Gifts to wish for — from $3.00 up
- Wish Capsules perfectly priced @$3.00 — write your wish, place it in the capsule and carry it wherever you go.
- Message Jewelry handmade with your own magical message @$25.00 — a way to “say it” in style.
- Satin Lid Tints to help you sparkle plenty @$28.00 — in bronze, lilac, peach and smoke.
- Metallic Paper Tassel Chandelier @$48.00 — paper pizzazz to snazz-up any room.
- Clare V Pom Pom Tassel @$55.00 — finally a way to find keys… fast and fabulously!
- Glamglow Youthmud @$69.0 — a fountain-of-youth-facial in a jar without parabens or sulphates.
- Lunar Phases Swell Bottle 17 oz. @$50.00 — a cool cosmic wonder in limited edition.
- Blue Lunar Yoga Mat @$75.00 — foldable, washable, eco-friendly and a great companion to the Lunar Swell.
- James Perse Cardigan Stitch Beanie @$125.00 — a comfy, cozy, casual classic.
- Make it Personal Gold Rings @$144 — romantic rings in rose, yellow or white gold
President Elect Donald Trump
I wish you would…
- stop tweeting
- learn diplomacy
- stop antagonizing
- listen to your security briefs
- remove all sketchy advisors
- start healing the hurt
- thicken your skin
- represent all Americans
- overcome your flaws
- focus on doing well
- stop spreading fake news
- play to your strengths
- stop embarrassing us
- earn your new title
- become educated on world affairs
- cease secret calls with world leaders
- think before you speak
- learn who our enemies are
- become presidential
Wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Desert Trip (“Oldchella”) with the average age of performers teetering on 72, ahaha. I wondered if it’d feel like an oldie-but-goodie weekend where you feel kind of depressed watching wrinkled, balding performers go down memory lane, weakly. But it wasn’t like that – not at all! I didn’t get to stay for Roger Waters because I had to be at my part-time job Monday morning with Dr Frankenstein, but for me the big three were —
Mick Jagger, Neil Young and Paul McCartney
Who knows if it’s drugs or vitamins, but whatever they’re taking it’s working! No wonder Mick Jagger, at 73, is about to become a dad again. He’s still got the moves! McCartney and Young were clearly in the zone as they jammed on Beatle classics and a John Lennon Anthem! Yep, it was ROCK AND ROLL MAGIC at it’s very best! We (all 70,000 of us) felt lucky to be a part of it!