Friday, January 20, 2017

Inaugural protests turn violent as Americans express their fear and loathing of Donald Trump.

Courtesy of ABC News: 

Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers. 

Several spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, "Resist Trump Climate Justice Now," ''Let Freedom Ring," ''Free Palestine." 

But about a mile from the National Mall, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, a Bank of America and a McDonald's as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off protesters at 12th and L streets in northwest Washington. 

The confrontation began an hour before Trump took the oath of office and escalated several hours later as the crowd of protesters swelled to more than 1,000, some wearing gas masks and with arms chained together inside PVC pipe. One said the demonstrators were "bringing in the cavalry."

Some of the protesters called the police "pigs" which I think is unfair and even threw rocks and bricks at them.

I don't condone the violent behavior, and the police are only trying to do their jobs, however I can certainly empathize with what these people feeling.

However acting like this makes it too way for the MSM to dismiss ALL of the protesters at mere thugs or anarchists. 
And that's not fair because by contrast there were a number of very peaceful, well mannered protests happening all over Washington.

Well actually all over the world.
Interestingly enough the big crowds seem to be the ones protesting Donald Trump's inauguration, rather than celebrating it as this tweet from MSNBC reporter Katy Tur demonstrates.

Oh that is going to make tiny hands unhappy.

Apparently the orange tinted pussy grabber had big plans to make today's parade compete with the best parades ever held......in a fascist dictatorship.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Donald Trump’s inauguration team wanted to show off the U.S. military during inauguration weekend and even suggested including tanks and missile launchers in his inaugural parade, The Huffington Post reported Thursday. 

“They were legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade,” an inauguration team source told The Huffington Post, referring to massive military parades in Moscow and Pyongyang that are often interpreted as displays of aggression. 

According to the report, the military shot down the request because of concerns about how it would look to have tanks and missile launchers in the parade, as well as the possible damage the tanks, which can weigh over 100,000 pounds, would do to the roads. 

“I could absolutely see structural support being a reason [not to use tanks],” a Department of Defense official told The Huffington Post. “D.C. is built on a swamp to begin with.” 

Trump did manage to get five military jets to do a flyover, but I heard they refused his requests to bomb the protesters.

Okay I made that last part up.

Or did I?

Personally I am boycotting all television coverage of this black day in history, which as you all know is really hard for me because I am a news junkie and because....well the blog.

Though there was one person who managed to shame me a little for hiding my head in the sand today.
So tough, so courageous, so dedicated to her responsibilities.

Damn she would have made a hell of a President!

Update: Apparently Trump's deplorables chanted "Lock her up" when they saw Hillary and Bill.

Fucking assholes!

107 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:33 PM

    O'Keefe and his right wing goons.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/16/1621252/-O-Keefe-Caught-Trying-to-Bribe-Protestors-to-Riot-at-Inauguration

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    1. Anonymous2:11 PM

      Antarctica:
      http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/20/14335430/womens-march-antarctica-seven-continents-60-countries

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    2. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Those numbers for protests are really impressive. Even Antartica, although I'm not surprised. There are many women scientists working there on behalf of humanity and the environment on which we depend.
      Beaglemom

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  2. Anonymous1:38 PM

    lmao, Bill you dog you......

    http://www.inquisitr.com/3904133/hillary-clinton-appears-to-catch-bill-clinton-checking-out-ivanka-trump-at-inauguration-video-clip-goes-viral/

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    1. Anonymous2:03 PM

      well, well, lol You go girl..

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    2. Anonymous2:40 PM

      "Rudy Giuliani began an inauguration lunch Thursday with an off-color sex joke about a 9/11 firefighter."

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/listen-rudy-giuliani-told-a-911-sex-joke-at-trump-inauguration-lunch/

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    3. Anonymous2:53 PM

      Bill was just wondering if Trump really hit that after all the times Trump said he lusted after her.

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    4. Anonymous3:41 PM

      We all know what Bill Clinton is. Seems like Hillary is just a patsy, but she has her reasons, or she did, and I think she always felt they were stronger as a team.

      Now that her political career is over it will be interesting to see if she finally kicks his philandering ass to the curb. I'd bet money that she does.

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    5. Anonymous3:57 PM

      DO not give the trashy rag Inqusitor clicks!!! Happy to tell you what is there - 1) Bill is staring off at something on the side, with no confirmation of what it was he was looking at - coudl have been Ivahhhhnkaaa (she's used to that, her Daaaaahhhhdy does that alllll the time,) or Jared, or a cute but distracting baby, or some weird cheeto-lover.

      2) the second one about him looking at Michele is ludicrous, his eyes never look-- at whatever he is looking at - below neck level. He isn't looking at Michele at all, and certainly not in a "checking her out" way.

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    6. Anonymous4:10 PM

      You really do not seem to be a nice person, Anon at 3:41 pm
      Beaglemom

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  3. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Well, I truly believe that violence by protesters does not help advance their positions at all. It only feeds the problems.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous2:50 PM

      Yes, Beaglemom, in full agreement. They have already started here in Portland, complete with flag burnings. I never understood that aspect either. What does any of it accomplish?

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    2. Anonymous3:40 PM

      I hope someone follows the money when they get bailed out.

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    3. Anonymous3:43 PM

      We have to realize that the fringe left is as bad as the fringe right and distance ourselves from them.

      It seems like they are a bunch of neo-hippy millennials trying to emulate what the Vietnam protesters did but these times call for originality not a replay of a movement from 50 years ago that isn't appropriate for these times.

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    4. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Agreed Beagle mom, but you can never be sure they aren't Trumpkin/ReTHUG plants . THink O'Keefe, to give protestors a bad name.

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    5. I don't think those were protesters as much as Anarchists. They dress like them and seem to have a plan of action. Looks a lot like footage I saw years ago of Anarchists rioting. (Washington State or Oregon?)

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    6. Anonymous2:16 AM

      Anarchists.

      dowl

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  4. Anonymous1:55 PM

    tRump apparently lifted ( that's a way to say stole) pics from President Obama's inaugurations to pretend there were masses of people there. Just another way for a repug to lie.

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    1. Anonymous2:54 PM

      In Drumpf's first tweet from the @POTUS account, he used Obama's 2009 inauguration crowd picture as his background.

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    2. Anonymous3:23 PM

      2:54 PM - and you're surprised? I'm more pissed over the pages immediately removed from the whitehouse.gov website. LGBT rights, climate change, health.......

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  5. Anonymous2:01 PM

    HA!
    I guess (not my) Dear Leader is a legend in hi own mind.
    Wait til tomorrow. It's gonna be huuuuge.

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  6. Anonymous2:04 PM

    I've been enjoying "Too Cute" on Animal Planet all day.

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    1. I've been bingeing "Cheers" on Netflix.

      Boy that show really takes me back.

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    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Back to the Reagan and Bush 1 years!

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    3. Anonymous3:12 PM

      I watched a documentary on FDR. Now there was leader!

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    4. Anonymous3:42 PM

      I've been binging on Will & Grace in tribute to Vice President Homophobe.

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    5. Anonymous3:45 PM

      I've been watching a replay of all of South Park Season 20 on Comedy Central; it's the last season where Mr. Garrison as "Douche" or Trump won the election unexpectedly. Classic TV.

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    6. I wish there was a way to get Animal Planet but they have it locked up every which way from Tuesday unless you have cable.

      I caught up on HULU and PBS.

      Really interesting documentary on Nature on how animals survive in the winter.

      The Good Place had a twist I didn't see coming. Glad I stuck with it.

      Disappointed Grimm and Emerald City are not on tonight so I think I'll catch up with Amazon Prime Video.

      I find it's quite easy to avoid the TV news altogether. With a little practice, I'll have minimal exposure to our Navel Orange Nazi until he is replaced with the Silver Haired Ken Doll.

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    7. Anonymous2:21 AM

      In my household with extended family, we watched Idiocracy, the 2006 movie that tried to warn us. The 40 something had never heard of it and were astonished, the 15 year old's eyes were opened (I think).

      dowl

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  7. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Buses, Bikes, Planes, Trains and Automobiles flooding in:
    http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/1/20/14341702/womens-march-airplanes-trump

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  8. Anonymous2:18 PM

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/20/no-donald-trump-can-never-be-made-normal.html

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    1. Anonymous3:54 PM

      http://www.drphil.com/shows/exclusive-megyn-kelly-speaks-out-trump-sexual-harassment-and-women-fighting-back/

      On Dr. Phil today.

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  9. Anonymous2:19 PM

    The Numbers Are In: Trump’s Inauguration Crowd Was 1/7th The Size Of Obama’s

    If inauguration crowd size means anything, Donald Trump could be in some trouble. Compared to President Obama's first inaugural, Trump's crowd size was one-seventh what the former president drew to D.C. in 2009.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/20/numbers-in-trumps-inauguration-crowd-17th-size-obama.html

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    1. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Yeah! Biggest fancy nice inaugural event b/c most of us knew what we got!!!

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    2. Anonymous4:08 PM

      Well gee, wasn'it it T.Rump who claime dthat his rally size meant soemthing?

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  10. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Proud to say my little town, home to a small state college, declared itself to be a sanctuary city. And at our 4th of July parade there isn't a square inch unpopulated along the route- nothing like those empty stands in DC today.

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  11. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Look for a tweet from Trump in a few days stating, "Best parade and biggest crowd at my inauguration in history! Aesome!"

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  12. Anonymous2:24 PM

    And some deplorables' tone and comments about 6 million Jews, when walking by the Holocaust museum, were in approval of what happened during WWII.

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    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      Such an attitude seems to jive with the scary uptick in bombing threats to Jewish synagogues and community centers. What is wrong with these people? It's as if the GOP has devolved into a pro-fascist 1930's political gang.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous4:10 PM

      They haven't DEvolved. They never Evolved.IIT was always there, we were just strong enough to make them soemwhat embarrassed to show it so openly. But when you have a disgusting pile of vicious shit as the nominative though illegitimate leader of the country. it gives them "courage" to be equally vicious.

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  13. Anonymous2:26 PM

    I don't advocate violence. Like vigilante "justice" it often targets the wrong people. While understanding the rage some people feel with the 'election' of this fool, I would ask them to contemplate their misdirected anger for a moment. Why target Starbucks and McDonald's, when your beef is with the Orange Foolius?

    Protest yes. But keep your anger focused.

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    1. Anonymous2:55 PM

      And pussy repubic grabbers.

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  14. Anonymous2:31 PM

    https://www.obama.org/

    https://twitter.com/BarackObama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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    1. Anonymous2:52 PM

      https://www.obamalibrary.gov/research/archived-white-house-websites-and-social-media#socialmedia

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  15. Anonymous2:33 PM

    https://twitter.com/POTUS44

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  16. Sharon2:39 PM

    My youngest still in diving school in Bali and as expected even those people can not believe what is happening here. She has been lying for months about being from Canada as its just too embarrassing to admit your American. She has been surrounded by people that love this planet, people, animals and esp worship the ocean....how could Trump possibly become our president? It is really going to be interesting to see how our gutless congress reacts to all these Obama reversals coming on MOnday. I haven't watched any TV but the commentary has been brutal...esp about his first speech. Can not imagine his first night is going to be any fun unless his handlers keep him totally awake from the internet drenched in hate for him.

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    1. Anonymous3:49 PM

      Bali is awesome, even if there is so much poverty, their resorts are cheap and just unbelievable. The only downside was the really fucking long plane trip between Honolulu and Denpasar.

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    2. Anonymous3:51 PM

      I'm with you, refused to turn the TV on, might be on a channel showing trump, not taking that chance. I been hearing about it, seems everybody that watched it is sooo depressed. I keep thinking fake news played a large part of this fiasco clearly there was a lot of dumbing down Americans and it worked. We must now undo the damage but how? For an example because of their dislike for President Obama Kentuckians keep voting in Mitch Mcconnell, AGAINST THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST how stupid is that? Therefore you have a lot of dumbing down republicans that cares nothing about FACTS. This is how we get $arah and people like her..sad

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  17. Anonymous2:55 PM

    errifying, hideous, racist, atrocious and a “disgrace to humanity”: Protesters around Europe pulled no punches in reacting to Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president on Friday.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/hideous-trump-a-disgrace-for-european-protesters/

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    1. Anonymous4:07 PM

      Those protester know from their parents and grandparents the horrors that fascism brought Europe from the 1930's to 1945. They remember; many here never learned. I think that the souls of all those US soldiers, marines, sailors who died during WWII were weeping today.
      Beaglemom

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  18. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Barack Obama had to hand his @POTUS Twitter handle to Donald Trump Friday afternoon. But the now ex-president isn't ditching the social media platform. After he'd taken off from DC in a helicopter, Obama revved up his old Twitter handle to reassure people that (after a brief vacation) he'd be back.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/obama-not-going-anywhere

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  19. Anonymous2:56 PM

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trump-fha-cut-20170120-story.html



    They told us to just give him a chance, well... chance over!!!

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  20. Anonymous2:57 PM

    We Asked Trump Supporters at the Inauguration: What Should He Do First?

    Their answers were amazing.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/trump-inauguration-voters-putin-obamacare-video

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    1. Anonymous3:51 PM

      It must be the result of inbreeding. It's mind bending ignorance. The RW in this country needs to be jettisoned into a trash heap of prodigious stupidity.

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    2. They truly are Deplorably stupid.

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  21. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Obama Returns To Twitter And Gets More Retweets Than Trump Inaugural In 18 Minutes

    Former President Barack Obama returned to Twitter under his old handle and got more retweets than any inauguration day tweet from President Trump in 18 minutes.

    Obama tweeted:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/20/obama-returns-twitter-retweets-trump-inaugural-18-minutes.html

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  22. Anonymous3:01 PM

    "freedom and justice are not his concern."
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/01/trump_s_inaugural_address_was_terrifying.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

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  23. Anonymous3:03 PM

    ‘An inaugural for Red America alone’: Former Bush speech writer slams Trump’s ‘shocking’ speech

    ...Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, who was a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, took to Twitter on Friday to express his astonishment at just how divisive the new president’s speech really was. In particular, Gerson thought it sounded as though Trump was only speaking too the 46% of voters who supported him this past fall.

    “It is truly shocking how disconnected this speech was from inaugural history,” wrote Gerson, who has been a longtime critic of Trump dating back to last year’s Republican primaries. “An inaugural for red American alone.”

    Gerson also knocked Trump for painting an overly negative portrait of life in the United States, and for not offering a positive, uplifting message other than promoting his own grandiosity.

    “There was the ‘New Deal,’ the ‘New Frontier’ — we have been treated to the “American Carnage” speech,” he wrote. “Trump has only one style of leadership — amplify resentments to intimidate opponents and force change.”

    To sum up the speech, Gerson cribbed a line from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address and twisted it into a Trump-esque concoction.

    “With malice toward many,” he wrote. “And charity is for losers.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/an-inaugural-for-red-america-alone-former-bush-speech-writer-slams-trumps-shocking-speech/

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    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      I think Trump wants to make life in the US so bad that, when his supporters start to suffer, they will be urged to blame the rest of us and to take their anger out on us - physically. It is so 1930's fascism.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous5:10 PM

      Beaglemom,
      if it comes to that I or someone like myself would happily defend you ..

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  24. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Redesigned White House website plugs Melania Trump’s QVC jewelry line

    The newly redesigned WhiteHouse.gov website may omit any mention of climate change, civil rights or LGBTQ equality, but it does throw in a plug for First Lady Melania Trump’s line of jewelry for QVC.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/redesigned-white-house-website-plugs-melania-trumps-qvc-jewelry-line/

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    1. Anonymous4:03 PM

      Now there's an ethical violation already on January 20, 2017, just one of many I'm sure. All these Trump nincompoops think about is getting money from gullible people.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous4:36 PM

      I was wondering about the ethics violations also. Looks like the ethics office is going to need more staff.

      Has Melanomia given up on cyber bullying as her cause?

      It also bothered me that the trump hotel was mentioned several times as they followed the parade route.

      In fact i was surprised trump didn't get out in front of it and do a commercial.

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    3. Anonymous8:34 PM

      I'm surprised that anyone here could stomach watching it. Not me!

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  25. Anonymous3:06 PM

    LOL!

    “Could you have somebody bring me that ticket?” Lewandowski said into his phone. “I just can’t get past. I am literally standing at the door. I can see, like, the members of what is probably the Cabinet. I can see the people walking in to the camera shot. I’m standing right outside the Rotunda on the Senate side, I can see the procession.”

    “Corey Lewandowski on the phone outside the Crypt right before Obama and Trump walked outside,” wrote Gangitano.

    The Crypt is the entryway to the passages leading into the Capitol Building. It is directly under the Capitol rotunda.

    Capitol Police accosted Lewandowski and asked why he was there.

    “I’m Mr. Trump’s campaign manager,” he insisted, then produced four separate administrative badges to the officers, none of which convinced them to let him through. Lewandowski was ousted as campaign manager in June of 2016 and ultimately replaced by Kellyanne Conway.

    “Minutes later, Obama and members of the congressional Democratic leadership walked through, soon followed by Trump and members of the GOP leadership,” Gangitano said. “By that time, Lewandowski was gone.”

    Watch the video, embedded below:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/watch-ex-trump-campaign-heavy-lewandowski-finds-out-hes-not-allowed-to-sit-with-inauguration-vips/

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    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      Lewandowski and his buddy, Manafort, should both be awaiting trial for breaking federal election laws, if not for treason.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous4:31 PM

      I thought it was suppose to be a congressional lunch.

      What was Giuliani doing there, did he sneak in?

      Lewandowski is now a lobbyist,you know one of those people trump is going to get rid of in order to make America great again.

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  26. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Civil rights, LGBT rights, climate change and health care disappear from Trump’s White House website

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/civil-rights-lgbt-rights-climate-change-and-health-care-disappear-from-trumps-white-house-website/

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    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      Lots of bright and hopeful lights went out this afternoon. i think it was not just our miserable weather today that caused the skies to darken and the fog-riddled gloom to grow as the early afternoon ended.
      Beaglemom

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  27. Anonymous3:12 PM

    #NOTMYPRESIDENT even plagiarized his acceptance speech!

    http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/137110/donald-trump-plagiarize-inauguration-speech-bane

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  28. Anonymous3:16 PM

    It’s About To Get A Whole Lot Worse For Trump As Women Protesters Descend From The Skies

    A Spirit Airline flight attendant gives a rocking shout out to the "nasty" women on board who are heading to the Women's March on Washington, including a perfect ending, "Watch out for your fellow sisters. Just remember, we don't take no ish from no man."

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/20/lot-worse-trump-women-protesters-descend-skies.html

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    1. Anonymous4:49 PM

      I've not heard of Spirit airlines but good for that lady!

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  29. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Can't wait for Bill Maher tonight!

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  30. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Mr. trump criticized former presidents for not making America first and politicians for keeping all the money for themselves, but he didn’t put any blame where is really belongs with the corporations that sent the jobs overseas because it was more profitable or not paying a living wage.

    Instead he is going to give them free reign by removing regulations that keep us safe, demolish unions that protect our rights and give them tax breaks that will be passed on to the CEOs and shareholders.

    His cabinet choices are worth about $14 Billion, but he didn’t include them in his speech about taking all the money from the little people. What a hypocrite.

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    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Ironic because the US prospered more under President Obama than it had under his predecessor. Remember, folks - our economy has done better when Democrats are in power.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous4:48 PM

      3:58pm

      Isn't it rather curious that the economy was tanking and in 1992 Clinton was elected and he wiped out the deficit and improved the economy.

      Then in 2000 we had a stolen election and shit went to hell for 8 years then we had a guy come in and make things right again.

      Now we have another stolen election and a guy who is going to take things into the shitter.

      Do we really have a voice here or is it just a mechanism of which we have no control? Is this how America really works? Ups and downs and division because of election results?

      Makes me think that we have no control at all.

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  31. Anonymous3:44 PM

    AI>"New technologies are "going to completely disrupt and change the working place for a long time", and governments must put in place policies, skills training and safety nets to cope, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said.
    Education systems are failing to plug skills shortages, experts say."people will need to be more flexible, transitioning over multiple careers during their working lifetimes, experts predict."Certain skill-sets will likely remain in demand. "It's always hard to find a good plumber," said the Frenchman.
    But even that kind of skilled trade can find it useful to take on board elements of training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-collar-staff-ai-threatens-workplace-revolution-111727260.html

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    1. Anonymous4:45 PM

      There is a sea change coming to America, an adjustment on the way things are done, the way business happens and how America works.

      If Trump is the harbinger of this brave new world, so be it. It is a change that was happening before he was elected and it is a change that has to happen in order for this country to survive even as a second-world entity.

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    2. Anonymous10:24 PM

      Trump doesn't even know what A I stands for.

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  32. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Yep, that's what the despicable deplorbles are like re: Hillary- kicking people when they are down. These are the types of assholes who steal food from babies and kick puppies, too.

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  33. Drizzled rain all day here on the Chesapeake Bay, so, we stayed inside, taking down Christmas decorations, cleaning house. TV was turned to Australian Open tennis replays the old Gunsmoke reruns. Goddam but I wish Matt Dillon were here . . . he'd run the republicans out of Dodge and keep 'em out!!!

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    1. Anonymous4:43 PM

      Here in Wasilla we were cleaning snow from the driveway as it had warmed up to 7 above from the low of -30 the other night...they say another foot is on the way.

      We've had 3 winters of warm and hardly any snow, finally remembered what winter really is :-)

      Where's my climate change ;-)

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    2. Anonymous6:12 PM

      You Wassillians aren't too bright, ARE YOU???

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  34. Anonymous4:28 PM

    When is someone going to ask traitor trump when he plans to bring his businesses back to America? You know so it will create jobs.

    When is someone going to ask traitor trump why his companies just filed for more H1 visas bringing “those foreigners” here to work? When is he going to hire REAL AMERICANS?

    A reporter asked GW what he thought of trump’s rant (I mean speech) his reply was: So how are you doing?
    GW not my favorite president, but he could teach trump a thing or two about “being diplomatic”.

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  35. Anonymous4:35 PM

    MSNBC reports that the violence was planned and perpetrated by an organized bunch of anarchists.

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  36. WA Skeptic4:51 PM

    She was right--they are "deplorables". You can dress them up, but you can't take 'em out.

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  37. Those look like Anarchists.

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  38. Susie Ethel5:03 PM

    I too protested in a small way, I refused to click on any article that reported on anything Trump or repubs were promoting. I did enjoy the scarce attendance of the inauguration and parade. and also donated to
    http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
    since trump owns stock in the Dakota pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners and will probably overrule Obama's rerouting the pipeline.

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    1. Anonymous7:24 PM

      Every little thing helps. If you feel you are not being heard times that small voice into millions and you get a cacophony of sound that can be heard. Every small step taken becomes a big step that at some point cannot be ignored.

      Watch the press. I believe they will finally get their balls back because this President thinks he can control them.The pen is mightier than the sword.

      Trumps problems are just beggining. He has no idea how he will be hounded. Every thing counts. We saw this at the lack of crowds for his inaugaration. That hurt that butt hole and his ego.

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  39. Anonymous5:12 PM

    There is a lot of people fired up right now and i hope it continues.

    To make a change and be heard it has to go on long after this farce of an election. Look at the Vietnam war protests. I don't believe violence helps any cause, it is the steady grinding of the wheels and it will take more than a few days, it will take months but like water dripping on a stone the asshole now known as President Trump will be known as the ass that he is.

    We need to continue to have an effect. For those who cant travel due to health or money issues there needs to be local opposition whether it be petitions available to sign or letters to your local reps.

    But the main point is we need to carry on long after this fiassco of an inaugeration is over. This is the beggining not the end.

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  40. Senate just confirmed the first two of Trump's cabinet picks: James Mattis and John Kelly.

    So much for backbones and balls. Democrats are useless wimps.

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    1. Anonymous10:28 PM

      Actually, those two are the more sane ones of all the cab nominations. Check into nat'l security experts; most of them are greatly relieved by Mattis and Kelly. It's far better than Perry for Energy or idiotic DeVos for Ed.

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  41. Anonymous6:27 PM

    I never really looked at his kids. Man are they ugly, not normal at all. They are freaks. Creepy. I only channel surfaced and on one freeze frame of son. Eeww! Yuck. Back to real world.

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  42. Anonymous7:07 PM

    WTF? When President Obama won and walked in the parade, there were no babies, no Auntie Ann or Uncle Jimmy Joe, nieces and nephews and I'm assuming Pretty Woman 2.0 had her parents. Pretty confusing situation for the Secret Service with all those people exiting their cars and walking. I remember only seeing President Obama and First Lady Michelle walking and it was further than what Trump did.

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  43. Anonymous7:32 PM

    Why did Trump only walked a few feet? Was he scared someone would take a potshots at him?

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    1. Anonymous8:08 PM

      No he is just fat and lazy. Emperors dont walk he needed a jarriot and horses like ancient Rome.Like Nero.

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  44. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Howard Fineman ✔
    @howardfineman

    #Trump organizers were on the metro this morning handing our prime parade viewing seats. They clearly messed up, cuz the stands are empty.

    1:56 PM - 20 Jan 2017

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  45. Anonymous7:49 PM

    jeff perera @jeffperera

    This whole Trump Inaugural Parade has felt and had the energy of a funeral. And the empty stands/small crowds reinforce the hollowness.

    2:09 PM - 20 Jan 2017

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  46. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Bob Cesca @bobcesca_go

    Those embarrassingly empty stands along the parade route? That's what a 42% approval rating looks like. #SoMuchWinning

    3:16 PM - 20 Jan 2017

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    1. Anonymous10:29 PM

      It's now at 32%. Next week, 22%.

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  47. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Just me @reluctantzealot

    The empty stands at the Inaugural Parade is embarrassing for our nation. #Losing

    3:11 PM - 20 Jan 2017

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  48. Anonymous7:53 PM

    JackiSchechner @JackiSchechner

    Every shot I see on TV of this parade is of empty stands. Don't let #Trump or anyone else lie about the turnout. #Inauguration

    1:43 PM - 20 Jan 2017

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  49. I too boycotted TV as to not have to see any coverage. My husband and I have had many discussions about him. Hubby has voter's remorse. I have decided that he will be a horrible president and will not discuss it further with anyone. But....I will be watching.

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    1. Anonymous10:30 PM

      Ask your hubs to tweet about it and he can be retweeted by @trumpregrets, #trumpgrets.

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  50. WA Skeptic4:26 AM

    It really pisses me off when the "Black Hoodies" only show up to break windows at demonstrations that aren't in support of Trump.

    Funny how the Nazis wore brown shirts last time. I guess this is how Kristalnacht looks in the USA.

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    1. That is standard Anarchist uniform. Or it used to be.

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  51. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I wouldn't be surprised if some right organization(s) paid some of these "anarchists" to riot. As it gives the media and the right wing their 'look, over there, squirrel; the left is bad, moment'. As I think most people are peaceful and don't cause damage nor riot.

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