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Victory #nobannonday

BiFF gave me the good news. He’s watching the news so I don’t have to.

The NYTimes says he was pushed out by chief of staff John Kelly. But I kinda suspected he was time boxed. Bannon is not now or ever will be an aristocrat like the kind Trump wants to surround himself. Trump wants to be loved and if he’s not getting that, heads will roll. It was only a time before our self-described modern day Thomas Cromwell met this fate.

The king has no loyalty and Bannon was a particularly bad and evil Cromwell.

Circa Regna Tonat.

Catastrophe avoided. For now.


Just saw this in my twitter stream in a tweet from Soledad O’Brien. It’s the mass resignation letter of Trump’s Arts and Humanities Advisory Council. Note that the first letter of each paragraph spells RESIST:


Tweet of the day:


Friday: hot and steamy

It’s like a sauna out there.

I woke up almost an hour late. I missed my alarm. Both of them. Then I managed to get EVERY red light. Yep, this morning has a “dragging my ass and running behind” feeling to it.

But it’s Friday. Last day of MS product training. Sooooo, there’s that.

Thought about the Stones Start Me Up but that one doesn’t work as well as this one to wake me up:


If you’ve ever had a sick kid who needed constant medical care, you’ll understand the outrage and frustration that the state of Florida caused parents and physicians when over 13000 kids were booted from the CMS Medicaid program. Some kids with diabetes couldn’t get treated. Can you even imagine having to worry about your kid’s insulin? Or cleft palate surgery? Or psychiatric meds?

The parents are suing the state. I hope they win.

I’m livid. The know how difficult it is to pay for insurance for a seriously ill child. This is tragic and greedy.