Women are clearly very weak creatures

Women are clearly very weak creatures who need the extra protection of government regulation when dealing with men in any situation.

Seriously? Did I grow up in this age/time only to be told that I don’t have enough power in me to say ‘bugger off’ to a man whistling to me on the street?

Apparently in the Netherlands:

The Labour party (PvdA) has launched draft legislation which would make it a criminal offence to sexually harass women on the street.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Labour seeks to make sexual harassment on the streets a crime http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/02/labour-seeks-to-make-sexual-harassment-on-the-streets-as-crime/

ht Return of Kings who sees the future writing on the wall.

Sanctuary City

People in Boulder County have decided to change Longmont into a Sanctuary City. Our city council hasn’t conceded yet, but I suspect they will.

This issue is so emotional, it’s hard to really have the discussion. I would never cross a country’s border and expect to work or send my kids to school without first working to legally be a part of that country. Other than personal relationships I don’t understand how others think it should be normal here.

Yet, the police seem to want this to happen. If they want it, if people “feel” better, if businesses keep hiring illegals, if immigrating legally still takes excessive amounts of time……do I care?
Turns out not enough to go to City Council tonight!

Those Russians

So far every news story I have read about the Russians influencing our election in order to make certain Trump was the winner has this for the reason:

Both RNC and DNC were hacked. Only DNC emails were leaked.

There is so much to say about all of this and Diplomad says it best so I won’t bother, but I will note that no article even suggests that maybe, as a wikileaker you would find no fun at all in sending out RNC emails, since the RNC followed the rules.

Like the DNC who favored Clinton, the RNC favored Bush, but which of these parties actually cheated in order to elect their favorite candidate. Oh, yeah. DNC.

All the news stories are changing these days. You’ve seen it. You will be seeing it for the next 4 years. It’s awesome to know that Americans understand the media is tilted. We get that. I just wish the media

Post Election

A couple of things to note here.

1 – Thank you Bradley Smith via Glenn Reynolds for pointing out that the meme about money can buy elections is incorrect when da people have had enough.

2 – there are tons and tons of articles out there about why Trump won – go, read them have fun, watch the D’s try to figure it out, then have run reading this article who’s author is a bit delusional as she determines that there was an entire right wing machine in place for years to beat Clinton. That it’s amazing she did so very well against such an opponent. huh?

OR, you can read this article in my local paper which is adorable and admirable. The Integral Center for Yoga in Boulder interviewed an anonymous group of Trump supporters in Boulder to see why they voted for him.

So risky and courageous is it to speak publicly in this city as a Trump supporter that the panelists asked to remain anonymous, and event organizers insisted none of the more than 100 seated in the room photograph or record anything during the 90-minute forum.

The space was “safe” with even a dog around and moments of deep breathing and meditation and mindfulness

The panelists, all in early-to-middle adulthood, were a diverse bunch: a white man raised in central Africa who moved to the area recently; a gay black man adopted by white parents, who now lives in the foothills; a white woman who’s been obsessed with presidential politics since a stint on the high school debate team long ago; a part-Native American woman raised in the Rust Belt and deeply involved in the pro-life movement; and a white man who, since 2000 alone, has voted in presidential races for Ralph Nader, Michael Badnarik, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump.

“Take a breath and be aware of how your body is doing,” co-moderator and Integral Center Executive Director Robert MacNaughton instructed the crowd before the panel kicked off. He was the only one on stage who gave his full name.

So what did this group share? Basically Clinton and Trump both suck and Clinton sucked more. Just like I have said, over and over and over. (though maybe not here, blogging has been light)

First, none of them endorsed Trump unequivocally, and some of them even used words such as “disgusting,” “divisive” and “fascist Cheeto” to describe the man.

And, secondly, they shared a profound distrust and dislike of Hillary Clinton, a person they agreed is corrupt and unfeeling. Some descriptions used Wednesday evening would suggest she approaches subhuman levels of emotional capacity.

Go read. I am impressed and thankful that people in Boulder did this vs the rioting in the streets. Good for them and the Integral Center For Yoga.

Now if Democrats would listen, vs delusionally believing that Clinton was the best candidate ever and the Trump voters must be racist/mysogynist/deplorables we may be able to converse again one day.

Day 2 of the New Regime

Well lets see – we had day 1 of shock and awe.

Now day 2 where you have a transition team with this rule in place being tossed around:

Mr. Trump’s transition team has been gathering for months, and they packed into an office on Wednesday a block away from the White House to continue drafting blueprints for the new administration. Among the proposals: a policy that would ban many members of the transition team from lobbying the same federal agencies they are helping shape.

The proposed ban, which may last as long as Mr. Trump is in office, would underscore the “change” theme that powered the Republican nominee’s surprising victory on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the planning.

Along with women and minorities being discussed concerning positions in the administration.

On the other side of the world you have riots in the streets from people who were shocked, shocked I tell you when Trump suggested he might await any legal concerns if he didn’t win the election.

I find myself in the distasteful place of defending a vote for Trump