“George Carlin – You have no rights”

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From Andrew Toy’s, apoptingjames

Great Read!

As I’m working on my extended edition of The Man in the Box, I find myself going back to this list. It’s a list of Pixar’s 22 tips on how to tell a great story. I almost don’t want to share this because I’m greedy like that, but then I got to thinking: great stories inspire […]

via The Best Storytelling Tips You’ll EVER Receive — adoptingjames

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Two Iraqi refugees, detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Lawyers representing two Iraqi refugees, detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport following President Donald Trump’s suspension of the refugee program, filed a suit early Saturday for their clients to be released. The Iraqi men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, arrived on separate flights and were detained Friday night, the…

via Detention of Iraqi Refugees at JFK Sparks Legal Challenge to President Trump’s Executive Order — World – TIME

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Trumps Crony Cabinet 


Trump’s Crony Cabinet May Look Strong, but They Are Scared

From climate justice to the Fight for $15, movements had CEOs on the ropes—and we can still beat them.


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Hesitation Blues

I’ve been completely out of blogging for far too long. I always feel better when I’m regularly posting stuff but it just seems life and/or my reaction to it gets in the way, a lot. The devastating events of 2016. Our world lost far to many Greats last year. People that surrounded my life, with song, laughter and grace. I don’t even want to start listing them. We all know. Then the outcome of our presidential election. I don’t even want to say his name here. He’s just wrong and I really fear what may come with this regime.

This piece  has been sitting in Drafts for months.

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The Belly of the Beast

[This article first appeared at billmoyers.com on January 5, 2017]

There’s a way to keep our short attention spans and Trump’s norm-shattering behavior from damaging the republic: “Expose and Oppose.”

The Dangerous Normalization of Donald Trump

[W]hatever is going to happen is really here now — if only one could see it.”
— H.G. WELLS, 1916

Americans are living through the dangerous effort to normalize the abnormal candidate who won the presidency with a record popular vote deficit of nearly 3 million ballots. Donald Trump has about the same popular support as losing candidates Michael Dukakis (1988) and John Kerry (2004). But that won’t slow him down.

As with many insecure leaders, he’ll attempt to govern as if he had a mandate for sweeping change. He doesn’t. Any mandate resides with the opposition.

The first step in his path toward a destination that only he knows is normalizing him. He’ll…

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There’s a Monster….

Such an appropriate thought for today.

Right Brain Rants

Be weary of the Monster. Regardless of the shape it chooses today. Stay free of the demon. that only wants to take and take

Till it’s all been taken away.

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