Anti-Trump Marches And Rallies Planned For April 15

Marches and rallies are now being planned for April 15 to get Trump to release his taxes.  First President since Nixon not to do so. [if he changes his mind before April 15th, disregard this blog]


I didn’t take this photo, but thought it so cute, I wanted to show it to everyone. Believe it was from the Washington DC march

“If you use “alternative facts” on your IRS filings it’s called tax evasion, and you go to prison for fraud. Just saying”…George Takei

NYC Women’s March on 1/21/17

Left home in Staten Island at 8:40 a.m. and arrived at 1st Avenue & 47th Street at 10:30 a.m (see above photo). United Nations building in the background.

Was suppose to meet group there that I signed up with on Internet, but so many people, I couldn’t find them.  People arriving very fast.  Struggled through the crowd.  Bought a couple of pins as souvenirs.  One says “Women’s March” and the other says “Trump Not My President.”  Moved through growing crowd of now thousands of people until I could get to the #6 subway at 51st Street.

Planning to take subway to Grand Central & then the Midtown library before heading home on #10 bus, which I can get right across the street from Midtown library and takes me only a block from my apartment in Staten Island.  Since, I’m 74, my stamina seems to be on the decline.  When I arrived on 42nd St., outside at Grand Central,the crowd consisting of men, women, children and many families, was so big, moving through them was difficult.  There was no way I would ever make it the few blocks to the library, not just because of the crowd, but because streets were blocked off.  Decided to go back into Grand Central Station to catch the #6 train to go downtown where I could also catch the #10 Express Bus home.

When I re-entered Grand Central Station from Vanderbilt Avenue, I couldn’t believe it.  I’ve never seen Grand Central like that. This was actually the highlight of my day. I had my camera with me all this time taking photos.

All & all, one of the most exciting experiences of my life.

I was standing at the Vanderbilt entrance, which is a raised platform, taking photos with a multitude of other camera-happy people.
Marches organizing for April 15th, 2017, to get Trump to show his taxes.  Participate


On 1st Avenue.  Erica Jong liked this photo.  So did I.


Anti-Trump Marches And Rallies Planned For April 15.  Tax Day.

To get Trump to release his taxes. Get involved.



Chris Christie, My Favorite Republican

Update: 7/1/15

He’s no longer my favorite Republican.

He’s so funny. What a sense of humor.  What an intellect!  Sarcasm aside, he really is my favorite Republican, which only shows what I think of the rest of them.

After the election, Christie phoned Obama and congratulated him.  He sent Romney a condolence email.  After how much Obama helped him with Hurricane Sandy, I don’t understand how Christie could still have voted for Romney.  If Romney had been President, he wouldn’t have given any help and there wouldn’t even be a FEMA.

Democracy is Still Alive in America

Citizens United Rejected By Voters In Montana, Colorado

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a major backer of the anti-Citizens United resolution, addresses the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In America One Can’t Buy a Presidential Election

UPDATE (11/10/12)

I thought the worse thing about this election was the Citizens United law which allowed big investors to give unlimited funds to the candidates without even having to reveal themselves. The election also proved one thing–the best thing–you can’t buy an election. At least not a Presidential election. This shows that democracy is still alive in the United States. I find that very reassuring.  I feel no sympathy whatsoever for all those billionaires and millionaires who lost a ton of money.  Even though their wasted money won’t  make a dent in their bank accounts, I’m sure they hate losing even a dollar.

Carl Rove raised 100+ million dollars from himself and his friends to support Romney and many Republican candidates.  None of the people he supported won (reference: Rachel Maddow Show of 11/7).  I think this flagrant attempt to buy an election, causes a backlash.  It does with me.


Personally, I’m very disappointed that the Democrats didn’t win the House of Representatives. That would have made a big difference and stopped the gridlock, but it didn’t happen.
I think this election shows how much more liberal this country has moved since the last election.  The Republican Party is regressive while the majority of the population is progressing.  People are always moving forward.  Conservatives are usually scared of change, but now they seem to want to go backwards.  I think that change is one thing that the conservatives can’t control which makes them feel insecure.

Another good thing about the election is that a few right-wing nuts got thrown out  (i.e., Allen West and Todd Aiken).  Although, I wouldn’t classify Scott Brown as a right-wing nut, I’m glad he’s out of the picture.

[Update (11/9/12) You may have heard the latest Allen West news. He is refusing to concede his loss to Patrick Murphy. West has over $2 million in the bank, has hired a massive legal team and has already filed two lawsuits.  Allen West has told his supporters there is “no rush” and that means he plans to tie Patrick Murphy up with lengthy and expensive legal battles.  (taken from email received from Lois Frankel, just elected to the House from Florida and friend of Patrick Murphy)]

I’m so happy that Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gilibrand won.

I hope we can get more liberal Democratic women into the Senate and the House like Ashley Judd whom hopefully will run in 2014.

“Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it”…Ashley Judd