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Hmmmm … Canadians, eh?
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — During President Trump’s transition to power, his team reached out to Elliott Abrams for help building a new administration. Mr. Abrams, a seasoned Republican foreign policy official, sent lists of possible candidates for national security jobs.
One by one, the answer from the Trump team came back no. The reason was consistent: This one had said disparaging things about Mr. Trump during the campaign; that one had signed a letter opposing him. Finally, the White House asked Mr. Abrams himself to meet with the president about becoming deputy secretary of state, only to have the same thing happen — vetoed because of past criticism.
… The New York Times, February 18, 2017
A proven answer:
Oath of loyalty for Public Officials:
“I swear: I shall be loyal and obedient to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich and people, respect the laws, and fulfill my official duties conscientiously, so help me God.” (as of August 20. 1934).
I’m glad I have my Second Amendment Rights. I see an Armed Ephblog as our first line of defense.
is are not my enemy, it is they are the enemy of the American People”. Team names and other collective nouns may be used as singular or plural (esp UK) … ‘media’ is the neuter plural of ‘medium’.)
I’m glad to see John Oliver back!
Remember, there is a ‘Bright’ in ‘Breitbart’ … well, nearly.
This is the only known photograph of David Kane …
Art: @obrienillustration #alternatefacts
… however, the Worlds Foremost Authority may have written for Ephblog under the nom de plume John C. Drew PhD.
A Multi-Level Opportunity!
cf: DeVos, Amway
Amway logo is a registered trademark.
Ephblogers seem to be readers of various media … ‘junkies’ may not be an over-statement.
The article below from the Sydney Morning Herald is a nice summary of this publishing occasion. The New Yorker this week uses the iconic image in a similar statement but accomplishes its’ message in a more quiet, thoughtful, and melancholy manner, similar to the black-on-black 9/11 and the Purple Rain covers.
1. Your thoughts on the use of revered graphic icons for political observations.
2. Your thoughts/rants on the covers themselves and the message they deliver.
I write this as an old manipulator of graphics for branding/image purposes.
… and your little dog, too!
Not the first time …
January 30th, 1933. Bismark makes Hitler Chancellor of Germany.
“Gold Diggers of 1933″. Very much in the style and sensitivity of 45.
… well, the Swart clan anyway. Family members marched in Seattle, Oakland, Boston, and DC.
Here is a family reporter from DC:
It was a great and important day today in Washington DC and the Women`s March. We wanted to take Metro but when we got to our station, the queue was about a 1/2 mile long coming out of the station (Uber was about $70!). We wound up driving (easy) and parked in a parking garage. Lots of incredibly clever signs so look closely at the pictures in the link, many are funny, scary, poignant, and everything between. The crowd was huge (a few hundred thousand at least I would guess) and things got extremely tight at times in the throngs but everyone was so nice and loving. No signs of anger (except at Trump) and just a good time peacefully demonstrating and exercising our First Amendment rights – very patriotic and very American! Hope all other demonstrating marchers today around the globe had an an equally positive experience standing up for important issues they believe in.
This cartoon from the September 19, 1936 issue of The New Yorker expresses sentiment felt by many at that time.
This cartoon in the property of Conde-Nast. It is doubly interesting that it appear in Ephblog since Raoul Fleischmann, Williams 1906, financed The New Yorker and ran it for many years with the legendary Harold Ross as the editor.
The Translux was a movie theater showing only newsreels … theTV/Phone/Screen of Choice of the day.
hmmmmm. Not in my section of the Northwest. How is it where you are?
Our own local art center is closed today. Not because of threats to the NEA and PBS, but the weather. Hood River, although a rural county in Oregon, voted 60% for Hillary.
I look forward to seeing Cindy Sherman’s strike placard!
A new beginning.
This image from 1966 was titled “Pink Cow”. But close enough!
It is the image on the endpapers of the just-published Andy Warhol Prints, the book accompanying the spectacular show at the Portland Art Museum which closes today.
…when I heard the sirens coming down our quiet Hood River, OR (pop 7,500) block, I knew the fire department was driving Christmas-decorated equipment through our local streets.
It is a much-anticipated tradition here in the Hood. And greatly appreciated by residents as the Season whitens the town. Another six inches is adding to that on the lawns. And a lot more to the base on Mt Hood!
We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.
Someone has got to go so Trump can truly represent change!
Quote from The Wolfman 1941
Genre: Drama, Horror
Photo Credit: The Atlantic, Win McNamee / Getty
Students should be particularly sensitive to the feelings of members of The Old Guard
When he’s miked on a bus to the set,
You’d think he’d be quiet, but yet …
He says he’s a star
And can go very far
With ladies he hasn’t yet met.
While the word in this headline is lewd,
It is the word that Trump spewed.
He’s taking a beating,
The word’s worth repeating!
No ‘sorry’ from me, John C. Drewd!
How Lester Holt left out our candidate’s best stuff. The system is rigged!
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