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Stroll: Your crafty little pencil

Sharon Jones sang funk with the Dap Kings for years. Her energy on stage was right up there with Tina Turner and her voice was powerful. She died last year at the age of 60 just after the election from complications of bike duct cancer and a stroke.

She blamed Trump.

She wasn't a fan of George W. Bush either. Here she is with When the Other Shoe Drops, the Dap Kings' response to the run up to the Iraq War:

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Lady V recommends this site from the Alliance for Securing Democracy for anyone looking for those of you who want to follow what the right wing media is putting out there for general consumption. If you don't have time to research news and its sources, it's easy to get sucked in by the latest themes and memes. They're not making news, they're analyzing what's already out there.

Stroll: Dreaming West

It's been cool and cloudy in Pittsburgh and will be for the next week according to the forecast. I put away my floaty shirts and skirts for boot cut jeans, black T, black boots and a bandana. Dreaming of the west with big skies, sun and hot dry weather. Sitting in a dusty bar somewhere, listening to the Eagles and sipping my Coronado and lime…

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Michael Lewis writes in Vanity Fair that the biggest nuclear threat is coming from inside the White House.

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Over on Der Spiegel, the candidates for chancellor to unseat Merkel are defining themselves by how well they can handle Trump, the biggest nuclear threat.

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While over at The Guardian, there are concerns that Trump's actions towards North Korea could actually make the situation more dangerous. Do we even know what Trump's strategy towards North Korea is?

It's raining. Did I remember my umbrella? No, I did not.
Sigh.

Feeling very Charlene today. Oh, to be in Arizona today where the air is dry and my hair wouldn't look like I stuck my finger in a light socket.