Before we get into this, you know that a lot of the sexual harassment stories we've read about, while incredibly important, have distracted the media from things like the Republican tax plan and net neutrality, right? Be sure to look those things up and call your legislators about them every day!
Can anyone explain how we're seeing members of Hollywood lose their credence and jobs left and right now that we know they're sexual predators while one of the grossest examples of a sexual predator remains in our White House?? Or how we still have people running for office while accused for attacking children?
You can't say it's money. Plenty of these outed men have plenty of cash to fall back on. It's certainly not respect. Why on earth is he still president?
It's been a long, hard, harrowing year full of disappointments, fear and chaos. Between the president's tweets that leave us wondering if we should prepare for war in the morning and local Republican takeovers that may leave many of us without birth control, health insurance and hope in general, many of us are biting our nails, calling our officials by the hour and generally demanding that this country not go back in time 50 years.
Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal finally brought charges forth this week and everyone is anxious to find out what's going to happen. Will Trump himself be affected at all? At the rate Sanders Huckabee, Fox News and Trump's tweets are going, you'd guess not, especially with the current lack of checks and balanced within the system, but everyone can dream. Even if it does happen, there's still Pence, Ryan and co.
He's not going Democrat, but Jeff Flake says that he's had enough of the outrageousness that is Washington right now. Although he's retiring, he says he also can't stand by while Trump and Co. dismantle this country and his party. He says that while Trump is leading the Republicans, they are becoming a "fearful, backwards thinking minority party" and that there is a sickness in the system.
And it's not because she's lying. Nope, Kate McKinnon's pants aren't on fire, but her comedy certainly is! Last Saturday she posed as Kellyanne Conway yet again and the skit was fabulous.
Remember in Harry Potter when the gossip mag The Quibbler became the true source of news and The Daily Prophet was untrustworthy? There's a sense of deja vu there when you think about the stories that Teen Vogue now runs, including the current story about youth with disabilities being incarcerated at a higher rate.
Enough is enough. It's time to bring back the common sense gun laws that we had in this country before buffoons stripped them bare. The simple background checks, waiting periods, assault rifle bans and other laws that made us safer from those who would use guns to harm us are needed now more than ever. It's ridiculous that we even have to repeat history to demand them back.
There is no such thing as a non-offensive protest that actually gets the job done. Are you tired of people complaining about protestors, saying things like, "If they just did what Dr. King did things would be fine!" Well, Dr. King took the knee. Dr. King led marches and events that disrupted people's daily lives. That is how protests work. Rosa Parks wasn't protesting transportation when she refused to move from her seat and Colin Kaepernick isn't protesting the U.S. flag, either: both were protesting systematic racism that contradicts the freedoms that flag is supposed to represent.
Did you miss the memo where White House press secretaries get to determine who gets fired or not? Me too! Apparently Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks that's just another one of her powers, since she said that Jemele Hill of ESPN's words were a "fireable offense" when she tweeted that Donald Trump is a white supremacist. Sanders is now facing an ethics complaint for her remarks.