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President’s Day Reminder: Donald Trump Is a Fluke, an Historical Mistake in our Democracy

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | February 19, 2018



(Photo by L.K. Thayer – Women’s March 2017 – Los Angeles)


“The Trump Presidency is a fluke.”

“It’s good to remind ourselves of that sometimes, especially when it feels like our country is going into the toilet: Donald Trump won the election only by virtue of nearly everything breaking his way. He was running against a historically unpopular candidate (God bless Hillary), who had been thrown under the bus by James Comey. Trump won by virtue of $6 billion in free advertising. By virtue of the media’s false equivalencies. By an enthusiastic far right inflamed by their own bigotry after a black man ran our country successfully for eight years. He won because Facebook didn’t yet know what it was doing. He won because of a highly effective Russian influence campaign, and because our sitting President made a miscalculation when he decided that Hillary would win and forcefully calling out the Russians would blow back on her. He won because of voter suppression. He won because the Russians convinced a small segment of the population that Jill Stein was a viable alternative. He won because the Russians hacked the DNC and use that intel to vilify Hillary in the minds of a large number of Bernie supporters in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio. He won because part of the American public was morbidly curious; they wanted to see what our country would look like if it was run by a reality-show celebrity.”



The Resistance


“President Donald Trump has been in office for less than a week and already Keith Olbermann is calling for his resignation.

In the latest clip for GQ’s “The Resistance” series, Olbermann stuck with his new approach and issued a calm plea to Trump supporters.

“This man is not of sound mind,” Olbermann said.

After detailing all the ways in which the president has lied to Americans in just the span of a few short days, Olbermann said the problem really comes down to one crushing issue.”

Rebecca Shapiro Senior Editor, The Huffington Post

Keith Olbermann

“Laughter” by Stephen John Kalinich

Laughter is an unwritten poem
A child’s first touch of joy.
A smile within a wounded world.
Certainly the world has grown too serious
We need laughter
to bring us
closer to each other.
Laughter as a voice against our sorrow
Laughter as a voice against our heartache
Laughter as a voice of hope
That carries us into other hearts.
Laughter as the appreciation
of simple childhood days
When all the earth
lay before us
Like an open road
Echoes of laughter
From the winter’s wind
of our youth
We need laughter in our world
If we are to survive.

Stephen John Kalinich

“Our Gang” Artwork

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

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