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How do you grieve the loss of an icon?

In trying to formulate my own thoughts about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, I kept asking myself this question: "How do you grieve the loss of an icon?" And here are some of my musings.

How do you grieve the loss of an icon?
Our collective grief is palpable.

How do we mourn when fear besets our collective being?
Our fears of one another or what will become of our institutionalized democratic principles prevent civil discourse and collective healing.

How do we move forward when we feel such despair?
Our hopelessness for a bright, fair and safe future permeates our everyday existence, tearing us down and further apart from one another.

How do you grieve the loss of an icon?
I’ll tell you how. You carry on her torch. You carry on her mission. You carry on her fight. You never, ever give up, even if it feels like we are living in the darkest times of our lives.

White House Axed USPS Plan To Send 5 Masks To Every American Household: Report

The postal service was reportedly going to distribute 560 million reusable face masks across the U.S. before White House officials expressed concern that the move would cause “panic.”

The United States Postal Service drafted an ambitious proposal in April to send a pack of five face masks to every residential address in the U.S. before top White House officials killed the idea, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of documents acquired by the watchdog organization American Oversight.

American Oversight, which obtained over 9,000 pages related to the USPS via the Freedom of Information Act, released the documents in late August. One of the records, entitled “U.S. Postal Service to Deliver Face Coverings to Every American Household,” is a draft of a press release indicating that USPS planned to “distribute 560 million reusable cotton face masks on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to every residential delivery point in America, beginning in areas which HHS has identified as experiencing high transmission rates of COVID-19 and to workers providing essential services throughout the nation during this pandemic.”



Nevada Gov. Condemns Trump's 'Reckless And Selfish' Indoor Campaign Rally

As President Donald Trump pushed ahead with his first indoor campaign rally in months in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday night, the state’s Gov. Steve Sisolak condemned him for selfishly endangering lives and hosting an event deemed high risk by his own government.

Gatherings of more than 50 people have not been permitted in Nevada since May, a guideline that was based on White House recommendations. Sisolak denounced Trump’s actions in an 11-part Twitter thread.


He’s a fecking criminal...

Trump says use of 1619 project in schools will be investigated.

(CNN)President Donald Trump is continuing to wage battle against interpretations of history which he claims are un-American.

In a Sunday morning tweet, the President said the US Department of Education would investigate whether California schools are using the New York Times' "1619 Project" in public school curriculum. The Pulitzer-Prize winning collection reframes American history around the date of August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America's shores.
"Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!" he wrote on Twitter, citing a message from an unverified account saying it was being taught in schools there.
The message came after the President on Friday night banned federal agencies from conducting racial sensitivity training related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory."



This.Is.So.Powerful. 'You Matter' Brandon Leake (AGT semifinals)

This may have already been posted. Yes, it's AGT semifinals, but no -- it's way more than that. Honestly. Give a listen. You'll be glad you did.

With “America’s Got Talent” just three weeks away from crowning a winner, Stockton spoken-word poet Brandon Leake has advanced to the semifinals after Tuesday’s incredible performance and promises his next piece will be “far better.”

Leake, judge Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer winner, gave a “powerful” spoken-word performance about his Black mother’s fear of him becoming “America’s next most popular hashtag” every time he leaves home amid protests over police brutality and racism.

“I’ve never been more moved in my life on this show by any other act,” Mandel said after Tuesday night’s performance. “We need you on this show. We need you in this world. … You matter.”


Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:44 PM (5 replies)

Just for fun I googled "What is the best way to gaslight a gaslighter"? Quora response:

What is the best way to gaslight a gaslighter (psychopath/sociopath/narcissist)?

If the victim of the gaslighter knows they are being gaslighted, the best was to gaslight the gaslighters can be doing something outrageous and then denying it:

Ignoring them - they cannot stand it. It freaks them out. Especially if it is all of a sudden and came from nowhere. But be careful, it can backfire into more mental abuse. When they ask you why you reject any such ideas they had and say that they are imagining things.

Putting your own foot down - whatever may be the case, gaslighters gaslight because they enjoy being in control. They enjoy the sadist pleasures of having things their way. When they realize they lose control they panic. They may grow volatile and cause a ruckus. But why not give them a taste of their own medicine of sadism for once?

Calling them out on Gaslighting - Call them out. Say that they are mentally abusing you. Be direct and hold eye contact. Walk away after those serious allegations. And when they say they did nothing like that, nod your head and say no, you did. A few days later, when they bring it up, say you didn’t mean it that way and they are trying to victimize themselves in this situation.


Suppose any of these strategies could work for tRump & co?

What do you make of this Michael Moore opinion? Michael Moore warns that Donald Trump is on course t

Being an alarmist or do we heed his warnings?

Michael Moore warns that Donald Trump is on course to repeat 2016 win.

Film-maker says enthusiasm for president in swing states is ‘off the charts’ and urges everyone to commit to getting 100 people to vote.

The documentary film-maker Michael Moore has warned that Donald Trump appears to have such momentum in some battleground states that liberals risk a repeat of 2016 when so many wrote off Trump only to see him grab the White House.

“Sorry to have to provide the reality check again,” he said.



And so it begins...People Who Attended RNC In Charlotte Test Positive For COVID-19

Four people who attended the portion of the Republican National Convention that was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, earlier this week have tested positive for COVID-19.

Mecklenburg County officials said Friday that two convention attendees and two people supporting the event have tested positive so far. The individuals have been told to quarantine, and their known contacts have been issued isolation instructions as well.

RNC attendees and support staff took nearly 800 coronavirus tests during the Charlotte event, including prior to and immediately after delegates’ arrival...


-scroll down to read the headline: 4 People Who Attended RNC In Charlotte Test Positive For COVID-19 — 8/28/20, 1:30 p.m. ET

New ad coming out by Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen releases anti-Trump ad
Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and longtime fixer, is featured in a Democratic group’s anti-Trump ad, just released:


Quote of the Day: Adam Schiff

Source: News and Guts link

Rep. Adam Schiff does not mince words. He is a skilled orator and writer as we learned during Donald Trump’s impeachment. Today he posted on Twitter his reaction to Trump’s move to block Postal Service funding. Tweet embedded in link.

Read more: https://www.newsandguts.com/quote-of-the-day-adam-schiff/?fbclid=IwAR3RxU2-xi-KArTT1KRp780JqPrMwG7l43LpC-hKuWzD2xHDuXBHy2oly1Q

My question to Adam Schiff - does this rise to the level of an impeachable offense and if so...what next?
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