January 20, 1017 - A Day for Generations!

More than a quarter million women, and men who love them, marched in Washington today...  as millions more did across the country and around the world. So we were all well-represented in telling Trump we WON'T go back to the bad old days.

Thank you Sisters and Brothers around the world.

Trump, meanwhile, through his Press Secretary, issued a statement basically reiterating his paranoia about the media as being his enemy and claiming his inauguration had the biggest audience in history-- though no police department, National Park Service, aerial estimate, or other crowd measurement issued agrees. In fact they all consistently say Obama's 2009 inaugural was attended by at least 33% more people and presented comparative photos to prove it.

NEITHER president commanded the kind of crowds seen today when the Women's March set a new record as the LARGEST protest march in Washington DC history!
Trump will just have to get over it!
                             Let's keep this going!

 To give you all an idea of the global participation, I attach BELOW photos from around the world...AMAZING!

           Antartica protesters

                    Rome    click here for Rome video





Los Angeles

For a Gallery of more global protest photos click HERE   

Now let's keep it going!

An All-American brand untouched by US hands

Because the nuns taught me to obey lawmakers and public officials in positions of power, when Trump tweets, “Buy LL Bean” I run right out to the new LL Bean Outlet down the road from my home. (To be honest, I am a sucker for a good deal, so I probably would have gone even if he hadn’t commanded me to.)

I start looking around the store and, low and behold, I couldn’t find one thing-- NOT ONE-- that was made in the USA!

Now I confess that I really don’t care where something is made: if I like it, I’ll buy it. But Trump ran for president -- and won-- on the promise to “bring the jobs home.” So why is he sending us all to a store that will benefit Jordan, Vietnam, Bangladesh and a host of other foreign countries instead of the US? (Answer:  because a Bean bigshot made a “HOOOOGE” donation to Trump and apparently he’s a slut for a good deal as well!)

I asked a saleswoman why I couldn’t find any US goods in the store. She wondered why I asked. I told her about Trump’s order that we all shop here and the conflict it had with his “America First” rhetoric. She asked if I realized that if LL Bean used American goods, “…the prices would be ridiculous…That’s how we keep the prices down!”

I said I realized that and, frankly, it was fine with me, but the President-elect said he’s going to fine companies that manufacture overseas and here he is recommending LL Bean!

So SHE asks, “Did HE send you here to check on this?”

I managed not to laugh aloud and simply said that the last time I spoke to Trump he didn’t even mention LL Bean and I was just looking for a nice warm bathrobe on sale (which they didn’t have in any case.)

I don’t know what to be upset about first: Trump’s ordering us where to shop, the saleswoman’s expectation that the President-elect might actually be sending spies into her store, or the absence of any real bargains there in the first place.

(Note to President Barack Obama: We’re REALLY going to miss you!)

Mary Ann Sorrentino

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