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Maru Kitteh

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Greetings from the Great State of Montana! Mr. Maru & I live in the Great Northwest nestled up against the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park. Surrounded by National forest, tucked into the side of the mountain, we are truly living the dream in a place where the stresses of daily life melt like sugar in the rain.

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Hey Ya'll; BLOTUS spent his day watching cartoons. Seriously.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/825798933196730372



President Trump screened the film “Finding Dory” in the White House on Sunday, as hundreds gathered outside to protest his immigration ban.

Trump screened the Disney Pixar film in the afternoon amid massive backlash against his executive order prohibiting foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

The White House announced the movie screening in its official schedule for the president.

More at link: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316770-trump-screens-finding-dory-as-hundreds-protest-immigration-ban

Democrats! Congressional Candidate Forum in Billings on 2/1

I saw this posted in another forum, thought I would bring it here.

That carpet-bagging snake Gianforte will be running for the Repukes, so we need a STRONG candidate. Let's not forget, over 10,000 people showed up for the women's march in Helena! We are motivated! Let's do this thing!



BILLINGS, Jan. 25, 2017 – Montana State University Billings (MSU-B) student-led Democratic organization invites students and members of the general public to meet the potential Democratic candidates to replace Representative Ryan Zinke. The public forum event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at MSU-B in Library Room 148.

Potential candidates who have agreed to participate at this time are:

Rep. Amanda Curtis
Rep. Kelly McCarthy
Mr. John Meyer
Rep. Casey Schreiner(Editor’s note, no longer seeking office)
Mr. Rob Quist

**Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

MSU-B College Democrats President said, “This spring Montanans will have a special opportunity to elect a new representative to serve as the sole voice of Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives. This makes it extremely important that we as Montanan’s select an individual who will put the interests of Montanans first every time they have the chance. Having an informed electorate will ensure that the right person is selected to be our voice in D.C. Effectively informing the public is the purpose of this event and what makes it such a flagship event not just for Billings but for all of Montana.”

The forum will be moderated and led by MSU Billings students and MSU Billings College Democrats President Cody McCracken and Vice President Amelia D. Marquez. The candidates are only allowed to appear on live video through Skype. Each candidate will be given 20-minutes to answer questions from the general public The questions will be voted upon and approved by the MSU Billings College Democrats before the forum. Each candidate will be given the same set of general questions. The public may send candidate-posed questions to amelia.d.marquez@gmail.com.

Read more: http://mtcowgirl.com/2017/01/25/democratic-congressional-candidate-forum-21-billings/

Trump was not elected to protect America. He was chosen to protect whiteness.

Trump was not elected to protect America. He was chosen to protect whiteness.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is a senior reporter for Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that covers defense, technology and policy.

There’s a reason why some of President Trump’s supporters don’t fear Russian President Vladimir Putin: Racism is altering their perceptions of what a threat is and isn’t, even at the international level.

The intelligence community has presented Trump evidence that Russia hacked our election, yet he insisted on condemning the findings. He even suggested via Twitter that sworn members of the intelligence community were behaving like “Nazi Germany.”

Trump supporters should have been appalled, but many aren’t. And why should they be? After all, he was not elected to protect America. These Trump backers voted for him because he vowed to be the protector in chief of American

More at the link below
whiteness.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/01/24/trump-was-not-elected-to-protect-america-he-was-chosen-to-protect-whiteness/?postshare=741485295990382&tid=ss_tw

Trump will sign Executive Order every day so he can have his rallies

and see himself on Television.

He's been carting crowds of supporters with him to every appearance since Black Friday. They are the ones that loudly, crassly, jarringly cheered and whoooped! at the CIA in what should have been a most solemn setting. They were there again today at the DHS where he brought "Angel moms" and gawd knows who else.

He gives his little campaign speech about who likes him, who supported him, who voted for him, who he likes, who loves coming to see him, who thinks he is very smart, how great his decisions are, blah blah blah blah blah APPLAUSE! YAY THEY LOVE ME!



Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website


Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website
By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives.

The employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday that the administration had instructed EPA's communications team to remove the website's climate change page, which contains links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions. The page could go down as early as Wednesday, the sources said.

"If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear," one of the EPA staffers told Reuters, who added some employees were scrambling to save some of the information housed on the website, or convince the Trump administration to preserve parts of it.

The sources asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

A Trump administration official did not immediately respond to a request for comment

more at link
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15906G


Trump is threatening martial law in Chicago

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/824080766288228352

And just where did he get the idea?


https://twitter.com/GideonResnick/status/824091427223326726

https://twitter.com/Walldo/status/824082877503721472



Another knockout punch in Richard Spencer's backyard

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/24/another-knockout-in-richard-spencer-s-backyard.html

Even before America’s most prominent one got punched in the face, it has not been a banner week for white nationalists.

In D.C., white separatist Richard Spencer and anyone else who shared his supremacist sentiments were disallowed from attending an event for people who self-identify as “deplorable.” Then, of course, Spencer was clocked in the face by a protester on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

And 2,300 miles away, the 6,000 residents of Whitefish, Montana, successfully pushed out resident Spencer and the “neo-Nazi troll storm,” as Yahoo! News called them, who had been harassing the town’s 100 Jewish residents.

Maybe Spencer and that “troll storm” should’ve seen it coming. Because two months ago, Montanans in the State House District 10 minutes away from Whitefish had a chance to vote for a man with ties to Spencer himself. All they had to do was vote Republican in one of America’s most conservative states.

They didn’t.


When we do the work, there is always some kind of hope. Some kind of silver lining

That FASCIST Trump to implement his MUSLIM BAN TOMORROW.

https://twitter.com/Green_Footballs/status/824089354108866560

From Reuters:

Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees

By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday night that a "big day" was planned on national security on Wednesday, is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.

Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

<snip>

The Republican president, who took office last Friday, was expected to sign the first of the orders at the Department of Homeland Security, whose responsibilities include immigration and border security.

On the campaign trail, Trump initially proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, which he said would protect Americans from jihadist attacks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-exclusive-idUSKBN1582XQ


In a side note - who knew LGF had become a progressive site? It's a crazy world.

White House sources say Trump was visibly enraged at the size of the Womens March: report

White House sources say Trump was ‘visibly enraged’ at the size of the Women’s March: report

President Donald Trump became “visibly enraged” over the weekend when he saw that the Women’s March dwarfed the size of his inauguration crowd, The Washington Post reported.

White House sources told the Post that Trump’s celebratory mood turned to “flashes of anger” less than 24 hours after he took office.

“Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall,” the paper reported. “As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged.”

More at the link

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/white-house-sources-say-trump-was-visibly-enraged-at-the-size-of-the-womens-march-report/


Perhaps we should start a gofundme to buy him a television for every room and hallway in the Whine House!
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