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Challenging Trump, Millions Of Women’s Marchers Stun US And World

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 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of women, many with husbands, boyfriends and children in tow, filled the streets of several major U.S. cities on Saturday in an unprecedented wave of mass protests against President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration.

Women activists, galvanized by Trump campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of U.S. marches and sympathy rallies around the world that organizers said drew nearly 5 million protesters in all.

The demonstrations, far surpassing crowd expectations, highlighted strong discontent over Trump’s comments and policy positions toward a wide range of groups, including Mexican immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and environmentalists.

The planned centerpiece of the protests, a Women’s March on Washington, appeared to draw larger crowds than turned out a day earlier to witness Trump’s swearing-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

No official estimates of the turnout were available, but it clearly exceeded the 200,000 marchers projected in advance by organizers, filling long stretches of downtown Washington around the White House and the National Mall.

Many wore knitted pink cat-eared “pussy hats,” an appropriated reference to Trump’s boast in a 2005 video made public weeks before the election about grabbing womens’ genitals.

Hundreds of thousands more women thronged New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Boston, adding to a public outpouring of mass dissent against Trump unmatched in modern U.S. politics for a new president’s first full day in office.

So-called Sister March organizers estimated 750,000 demonstrators swarmed the streets of Los Angeles, one of the largest of Saturday’s gatherings. Police said the turnout there was as big or bigger than a 2006 pro-immigration march that drew 500,000.

Some 400,000 marchers assembled in New York City, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, though organizers put the number there at 600,000.

The Chicago event grew so large that organizers staged a rally rather than trying to parade through the city. Police said more than 125,000 people attended there; sponsors estimated the crowd at 200,000.

The protests, mostly peaceful, illustrated the depth of division in the country, still reeling from the bitterly fought 2016 election campaign. Trump stunned the world by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady who made history as the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.

Pam Foyster, a resident of Ridgway, Colorado, said the atmosphere in Washington reminded her of mass protests during the 1960s and ’70s against the Vietnam War and in favor of civil rights and women’s rights.

“I’m 58 years old, and I can’t believe we are having to do this again,” Foyster said.

Although Republicans now control the White House and both houses of Congress, Trump faces entrenched opposition from wide segments of the public, in contrast with the honeymoon period new presidents typically experience when first taking office.

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found Trump had the lowest favorability rating of any incoming U.S. president since the 1970s.

Women-led protests against Trump, who has vowed that U.S. policy would be based on the principle of “America first,” also were staged in Sydney, London, Tokyo and other cities across Europe and Asia.

Sister March sponsors boasted some 670 gatherings around the world in solidarity with the Washington event, estimating a global turnout of more than 4.6 million participants, although those numbers could not be independently verified.

Trump, in a Twitter post on Saturday, wrote, “I am honored to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!”

Attending an interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral before visiting the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, Trump made no mention of the protests.

But he angrily attacked media reports, including photos, showing that crowds at Friday’s inaugural were smaller than those seen in 2009 and 2013, when Barack Obama took the oath of office for his first and second terms as president.

“I made a speech, I looked out, the field was, it looked like a million, million and a half people,” Trump said at his visit to the CIA. “They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there.”

Saturday’s march in Washington overwhelmed the city’s Metro subway system, with enormous crowds reported and some stations temporarily forced to turn away riders.

The Metro reported 275,000 rides as of 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) Saturday, 82,000 more than the 193,000 reported at the same time on Friday, Inauguration Day, and eight times normal Saturday volume.

The peaceful atmosphere of Saturday’s march contrasted sharply with unrest the day before, when groups of black-clad anti-establishment activists, among hundreds of anti-Trump protesters, smashed windows, set vehicles on fire and fought with riot police, who responded with stun grenades.

Washington prosecutors on Saturday said about $100,000 in damage had been done and 230 adults and five minors had been arrested.

Saturday’s march featured speakers, celebrity appearances and a protest walk along the National Mall.

Among the well-known figures who attended were pop star Madonna, singer-actress Cher and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Clinton won the popular vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election by around 2.9 million votes and exceeded Trump’s support among women voters by more than 10 percentage points. Trump, however, easily prevailed in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that actually determines the outcome of the race.

Trump offered few if any olive branches to his opponents in his Friday inauguration speech.

“He has never seemed particularly concerned about people who oppose him, he almost fights against them instinctively,” said Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

But the lawmakers whom Trump will rely on to achieve his policy goals, including building a wall on the Mexican border and replacing the 2010 healthcare reform law known as Obamacare, may be more susceptible to negative public opinion the anti-Trump rallies illustrates, Levesque said.

“Members of Congress are very sensitive to the public mood, and many of them are down here this week to see him,” Levesque said.

At the New York march, 42-year-old Megan Schulz, who works in communications, said she worried that Trump was changing the standards of public discourse.

“The scary thing about Donald Trump is that now all the Republicans are acquiescing to him and things are starting to become normalized,” Schulz said. “We can’t have our president talking about women the way he does.”

(Additional reporting by Lisa Lambert, Mike Stone, Jonathan Landay, Ian Simpson Ginger Gibson and Joel Schectman in Washington; Lisa Girion in Los Angeles; Jonathan Allen in New York; Timothy McLaughlin in Chicago and Deborah Todd in San Francisco; Writing by Scott Malone and Steve Gorman; Editing by Leslie Adler & Simon Cameron-Moore)

IMAGE: An ambulance drives through demonstrators taking part in the Women’s March to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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  1. dbtheonly January 22, 2017

    First off, the oft repeated quote of Trump being the least popular President in 40 years carries a major fact, mostly left out. They only started measuring 40 years ago. There’s no measure comparing Trump to Nixon, Truman, Hoover, etc. Though each of those Presidents was relatively popular at the beginning of his term in office. I suggest we’d need to go back to Hays or J. Q. Adams to find a President so unpopular at the beginning of his term.

    It is wonderful to see the hundreds of thousands protesting yesterday. Where were they Election Day? More importantly, where will they be on the election days to come? Huge protests accomplish nothing without voting for candidates who support your positions.

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    1. Leftout January 22, 2017

      It was a tit for tat so to speak , they had little enthusiasm for tat Hillary so now they come out to show some remorse for their lack of initial interests. All talk no action.

      1. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

        exactly, a bunch of liberal babies. the only way the liberals know. we suffered through 8 years of the 47 in office and didn’t protest once. we dealt with it like men and women and children. they act like toddlers again who didn’t get their way. get a life, get a job or get deported. GOD BLESS DONALD JOHN TRUMP the 45th President of The United States of America and there is nothing the liberals can do about it. hahahahahahhahahahaha

        1. Leftout January 22, 2017

          Great insight , thanks

          1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

            What insights? Poo has no inner eyes, so from where will he get insight.

          2. Leftout January 22, 2017

            Insight as to whining , as women and children do , Poo says ! Even Baha’i is not a whiner you should follow his lead, reed .

          3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

            You are really out to lunch, and left out in the cold without a clue as to who you are and what your purpose in life is. With the rest of the rag-tag Trump cheerleader squad that shows up here, you’re only making yourself more foolish and irrelevant to helping humanity progress towards attaining the Vision of “The Oneness of Humankind”. Which would therefore make you more aligned with satanic forces who are opposed to such a Vision.

          4. Leftout January 23, 2017

            I help humanity everyday , it’s my life .

          5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

            Bully for you. One’s words are a reflection of what motivates their inner being and are a window into the soul. So far, your posts mirror a bleak and desolate soul, much like Trump’s words. Words are like a fingerprint, and get reflected in deeds. If your words reek of deception, animosity, and a rancorous attitude, then it’s a certainty that your interactions with people will be determined by what you feel. The words and attitudes can’t be divorced from actions except by an concerted effort of deception to veil what is within. You may purport to help people, but that is no guarantee that you actually help people in a selfless and biased way. Trump stands for abuse, bias, and rank nativist sentiments; you support such sentiments. Ergo, Sir Knight, thou art a well-spring for such sentiments.

          6. FrancesPoo January 23, 2017

            Wow you really are a sick person. Enjoy the next 3800 days of my boy bringing America back BABY

          7. FrancesPoo January 23, 2017

            You need to get a job, loser. You still enjoying the heroin?

          8. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

            Thank you, Mr. Poo for your erudite and polite suggestion, but I have a job and I don’t in a satanic manner condemn drug users as you do. I’ve never smoked, last time I drank was in high school before becoming a Baha’i in 1967, and NEVER ever did drugs besides getting “contact highs” from secondary smoke from college mates in an apartment.
            And, by the way, I do have a job, which is irrelevant to the conversation and doesn’t give you the right to demean members of society who are addicted. Beware! You may suffer a crippling fate yourself, especially after having further condemned yourself by your godless sentiments.

            Good day, pal.

            PS—I noticed you speled “heroin” correctly—good for you!!

          9. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

            Portsmouth is a crap home. How is the horoin? You still shooting up with all the liberal losers?

          10. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

            Mr. Poo, please learn to spell, and the people you disparage are the children of many conservative parents. But you’re too lazy, mentally, to figure that out. A fanatical and blind political partisanship has demoted you to the level of a juvenile delinquent and renders your status questionable as far as being a human being. Wild assumptions and gross generalizations are a one-way ticket to an abysmal finality for your stay on the planet.

          11. dbtheonly January 23, 2017

            Hey Aaron,

            Not that I’m asking which, as it is none of my business, but aren’t there several Portsmouth in the USA, not counting that other one in the UK? Each of them is “crap”(?)

            His rewards are the responses he gets and the anger and bile he can raise. You encourage him by responding to the vileness. “Return not evil for evil”. Good advice then Good advice now.

            Hope your weekend went well.

          12. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

            Not one city on the face of the earth is “crap”—there are depraved individuals to varying degrees across the globe, but that is not how they were born. Children and youth have a pure nature, but if exposed to hostile sentiments they absorb them and it becomes a fixture. As a Baha’i, it is enjoined on me to engage with people even if they are inveterate foes. But the proviso is that if someone vehemently opposes what you have to offer, then you move on. If they oppose but show signs of wanting to be enlightened, even if it were Adolf Hitler, I would be polite and courteous but find a way to exit his company—ASAP.

            When Muhammad came down from Mt Hira outside the tribal confines in Mecca, He was vilified and threatened with death. After several weeks of hostility, He decided to depart to Medina, because He and the early Muslims were threatened with extinction. Baha’u’llah faced similar opposition, and numerous threats of death, yet He remained poised and composed, and challenged the local Mullahs to present their challenges to Him at a local mosque. They decided not to go to the mosque for fear of engaging Baha’u’llah in conversation—maybe, they thought, He would cast a spell on them and they would be defeated in arguing with Him.
            And that was the end of that minor challenge.

            Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, and others dealt with the same types of opposition head on, but would eventually look for others more open-minded to engage in conversation, and that’s how hearts were touched and transformed. The Baha’is in Jackson, Miss. engaged me, a friendly, genial, and curious high school punk, in a polite and courteous manner, even tough I wasn’t uncouth, but they were patient with me.

            I’ve already “talked” too much, so I’ll end here.

          13. dbtheonly January 23, 2017

            Aaron,

            Don’t ever worry about talking too much. If you feel it’s worth saying; it’s worth my hearing.

            My point was that FP is willing to condemn Portsmouth, without even knowing (or caring?) which one it is. As a result, his insults are random to the point of meaninglessness.

        2. bandrulz January 22, 2017

          I seem to remember some people wearing hats with teabags hanging in their faces. I thought they were protesting, Mr. Poo (do people laugh out loud when they say that?).

          1. Mama Bear January 22, 2017

            I promised poopy that everyone on this site will block him. so in 3,2,1. now.

          2. idamag January 22, 2017

            I already did.

          3. plc97477 January 23, 2017

            I blocked him early on but don’t begrudge the rest taking him on if they want to. It is a lesson in futility but if it makes them happy….

          4. idamag January 22, 2017

            And the most gross, hateful signs, those fascist t-baggers carried.

          5. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

            You are sooooo wrong. You lost baby bro. It hurts doesn’t it. You a queer?

          6. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

            Frances, your immature responses are the sign of a man who never troubled himself to get educated thoroughly on basic common sense and proper behavior, nor cultivated your inner eye. You’re a slave to a purely materialist perception of the world.
            Are you that content with being stunted in growth?

        3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

          Thank you, poo poo.

        4. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

          It’s cute that you think we aren’t going to destroy you.

          1. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

            You aren’t. You want to finger bang?

          2. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

            It’s like someone described being funny to you and you decided you were good at it. Weird. I’ll never understand where you losers get these delusions from.

        5. dbtheonly January 22, 2017

          Didn’t protest once(?)

          Snort of derision.

          And apologies to my friends who pointed this out earlier.

          1. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

            They all protested. A bunch of losers, right?

          2. dbtheonly January 23, 2017

            Hard to say.

            I’m trying to not get into the “Hooray for my side” arguments; but the racism, vehemence, and vileness of the anti Obama protests sickened me. Cliven Bundy and his “armed resistance” simply can not be allowed in civilized society.

            Your response that Trump as a pile of manure is equally vile is taken.

    2. idamag January 22, 2017

      I marched. I voted. So, put the blame where it belongs.

      1. dbtheonly January 22, 2017

        Bully!

        Now lets see what we can do to get those voters to come out this November, and November 2018

    3. plc97477 January 23, 2017

      Huge protest do accomplish something. They let their reps know that they are being watched. It makes them realize that their jobs are endangered if they step out of line.

      1. plc97477 January 23, 2017

        I marched and I have voted in every election since I turned 21 and I don’t plan on stopping now.

      2. dbtheonly January 23, 2017

        Bully! Proud of you and your voting record.

        Representatives may be watched, but unless people come out to vote, it’s pretty much useless.

        We’ve got Governors races in VA & NJ this November. We’ve got Senate races in some pretty red States next year. The HR has been so gerrymandered that a huge effort will be needed to break that hold.

        And the State Legislature contests in ’18 & beyond. Important beyond all measure.

        Saturday was a start not a finish.

  2. Bill Smith 999935 January 22, 2017

    Progressives like to band together in mobs, it’s part of their DNA. Similar to cows herding together in fear of an approaching thunderstorm, then most of them getting killed by a single lightning strike.

    Reply
    1. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

      “Free speech is overrated”
      – you, a racist America-hating traitor

      1. Bill Smith 999935 January 22, 2017

        I’m still ignoring the super-douche.
        Bye.

        1. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

          OK thanks for the obvious lie, liar.

        2. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

          BTW, how’s the whole coming to terms with your sexuality going? Remember, no such thing as a straight homophobe.

          1. idamag January 22, 2017

            A person, I knew, who ranted against homosexuals, turned out to be one. They are fighting themselves and trying to divert other people from finding out.

          2. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

            There have been actual studies on this, and yeah. There’s a strong (nearly perfect) correlation between being a homophobe and being closeted.

        3. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

          Hey remember the meltdown you had when you made a typo, edited it, then claimed it never happened? Good times, good times. You’re the very model of the idiot Trump relied on to hand the nation to a hostile foreign power.

  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

    There are two sets of comments I’d like to share: One is a cursory impression of yesterday’s marches and signs of solidarity against Trump’s attacks directly on women and his indirect attacks of half of the human population on the planet. The second set of impressions are based on a pattern of behavior beginning from an arbitray start time in early European history up to the rise of Trump.

    First:
    ——-

    Politics and other earthly concerns serve as the sole motivators of how to direct one’s attention to behavior it would seem. The “inner eyes” and “inner ears” of many here in the West are veiled, and all that most conservatives can see is surface realities and think of money, the economy, and protecting the American “tribe” from the influx of “others”.

    These sentiments are evident by far more men than women who tend to show more empathy(although there are stark contrasts as seen by a lot of conservative women).

    For instance, a BBC interview in light of Women, youth, and men protesting Trump illustrated a mundane and utilitarian view of the march versus a more thoughtful and sympathetic view, when a man from a British tabloid and a fellow female journalist, respectively, gave their impression of the events taking place.

    The man, in very proper and logical manner, thought little of the marches in terms of policy and changing opinions, saying that they aren’t effective.
    While his female counterpart, showing far more insight and able to express empathy, talked about the visual impact this would have on the children seeing this reaction against an avowed misogynism as displayed repeatedly by Donald, and questioned the man’s logic and cold assessment by asking whether one should simply acquiescence to the broadsides and attacks by Trump The Groper-in-Chief[my
    Editorial].

    Clearly, the usual status quo type of male views human affairs through the lens of a cold logic
    With little knowledge of the deeper implications of Trump and the effects of “Trumpism”

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

      Second perspective from historical events:

      From the moment of Trump’s announcement to run for President numerous insights from pondering Donald’s behavior have come to mind. In light of the confluence of his shameful debate remarks running up to the RNC, the disclosure of his sordid and lurid interview with Billy Bush, his shameful and dishonorable tweets and the emotional states displayed augmenting other despicable aspects of his character, given the nature of the enthusiastic support he receives at home and abroad in Europe, the numerous indirect evidence of unsavory business dealings and behavior abroad in Russia—not to mention the help received from Putin, we see a destructive and inhuman pattern unlike any before and showing a connection with the uniques past of our “cousins” who arrived in Europe during the 2nd wave of humans who traveled north into what we call Europe.
      It has been noted and mentioned by me a lot about the overemphasis on materialism by Donald, the GOP, Donald’s supporters, and many of the European leaders attraction to Trump’s philosophy and methodology. Materialism in the deeper sense and as described by Baha’u’llah and implied by Jesus and the other Messengers, means an excessive attention to earthly concerns and being fixated on transient qualities.
      While thinking in those terms, the image of Martin Luther, the German religious figure who figured prominently in causing a huge rift in Christianity by breaking away from the Catholic Church in the 1500’s came into focus. The Protestant Reformation owes its genesis to Martin and others, and one of Martin’s maxims which would be echoed and approved by other Protestants like Calvin, was that Faith alone was sufficient for Salvation, and that deeds, although meritorious, didn’t weigh as heavily.

      Thus, a trend to a more utilitarian approach to religion, it would appear, gained traction. Many in Europe and in America of the new “Protestantism” showed rapid progress technologically and in the sciences, in matters of governance and administration. One such scientist was the renowned Christopher Wren, an architect who started an architectural trend as evidenced in many buildings, including churches, in Britain and nearby. While reading an article about him in the July ‘81 issue of “Scientific American” it describes an inscription he wrote for his epitaph—it reads: “Reader, if you wish to see my monument look around you”. When I read that my thoughts turned to Donald who often likes to have attention focused on himself and be a source of attention—e.g., “Only I can solve your problems”, and “I am going to be the best job provider God ever created”, ad nauseam.

      This shallowness even extends to our level of everyday thinking, particularly along the lines of politics, economy, and policy-making. It is even evident in the types of comments made by certain posters here who describe themselves as “conservative”, directly or indirectly, in the form usually of ad hominem attacks, short retorts, name-calling, yet thoroughly lacking in signs of having any deep insights or having thought deeply about any issue.

      Is it a complete lack of spirituality and a heartfelt commitment to be a better human, or just a drowning out of such sentiments as a result of seeing Religion as merely a social club thing???

      1. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

        you want a popsicle widdle baby?

        1. Mama Bear January 22, 2017

          You sick little poopoo puppy. You would not recognize intelligence if it spoke to you…which it just did.

        2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

          Look like we have a little boy here who needs hand-holding.
          I think I hear your mom calling you.

          1. idamag January 22, 2017

            As you can see by his nasty response, he did not understand a word that you said. It is intelligent people, like you, that is going to save the world from unlearned people like him.

          2. plc97477 January 23, 2017

            The truth of the matter is he probably didn’t or couldn’t read it.

          3. idamag January 23, 2017

            There are kids who can pick up a book and read the words and their teachers might make the mistake of thinking they know how to read. It is what they comprehend that matters and the poo-poo obviously has no power of comprehension.

    2. FrancesPoo January 22, 2017

      wah, wah, wah- you lost sweet heart and there is nothing you can do about it. enjoy the next 2800 days. Your life as you know it is OVER. No more free handouts, deport your neighbors and repeal that awful obozocare.

      1. Mama Bear January 22, 2017

        You, PooPoo, are one of the best examples of idiots I have ever seen. Good luck with your life.

      2. greenlantern1 January 22, 2017

        Free handouts?
        You mean Trump’s bankruptcies?
        Corporate welfare?
        Ever read the autobiography, NEVER AGAIN, by Attorney-General John Ashcroft?
        He, not Eric Holder, ordered the rescue of illegals!
        Nothing we can do?
        Ever hear of impeachment?

        1. Mama Bear January 22, 2017

          I promised poopoo everyone on this site would block him. in 3,2,1…now.

          1. idamag January 22, 2017

            I will. Because even if a person had an opposing opinion to mine, if he has facts (not right wing hate rhetoric) then I might try and see it from his point of view. However, if he is just another hater who strives to divide the country in two because his crap kicking environment has taught him that, then I block them. I don’t get anything from a low read person.

        2. Dominick Vila January 22, 2017

          I think the Federal government handouts that PooPoo is talking about are the stipends that Republicans in impoverished states get thanks to the taxes paid by Democrats in progressive, affluent, states like California and New York.

          1. idamag January 22, 2017

            Pay them minimum wage. Look down on them because you pay them minimum wage. Expect them, on $7.25/hour to pay $500 a ,month for substandard housing. Then there are utilities, food, gasoline and what have you. Then when there children need shoes or medical care, deny them what you freely give to the real freeloaders – corporations and farms.

        3. idamag January 22, 2017

          Don’t forget farm subsidies and subsidies to oil companies who pay no taxes.

      3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

        Thanks Poo, for that trite terse know-nothing comment.
        Too bad you have no inner sight and totally lack understanding as a result.

        1. idamag January 22, 2017

          And, there are some of them that say we need to come together. Not with the great unwashed, uneducated dividers keeping the division up.

      4. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

        “I hate poor people and I committed treason to hurt them”
        – you.

        1. idamag January 22, 2017

          Where did this frances feces come from? We, the people, the majority did not elect trump. And since frances and many like poo-poo created this horrible divisiion and working hard to maintain it, we, the civilized, shall protest.

    3. idamag January 22, 2017

      Excellent.

  4. Mama Bear January 22, 2017

    Trump will rail against anyone who does not share in his aggrandized of himself. He is a malignant narcissist and he really doesn’t know any better. Every village has it’s idiot and now DC has the biggest one yet.

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    1. Hugh Everett January 22, 2017

      Nice to see these women taking to the streets, after staying home on Election Day…

      1. idamag January 22, 2017

        Not fair. I took to the streets and I voted for all the good it does. Trump was not elected by the people. He was elected by the electoral college who represents, not the the people, but the pockets of southern hatred and areas where you can hear dueling banjos in the background. They represent my state which is so gerrymandered that the cattle and sagebrush have more representation, in Congress, than I do. If you have to put the blame somewhere, blame the poor quality of education we have in this country. Blame the gerrymandering and voter tampering. Blame the mob. Blame the ignorant t-party. Blame the overall selfishness of a lot of American people. Don’t blame your own.

      2. Lynda Groom January 22, 2017

        Of course there is no way to know how many, if any, of those men and women marching yesterday voted or not. I suspect that the majority of them did bother to vote…but???

      3. FireBaron January 23, 2017

        I would be willing to bet that if you asked any of them if they voted, they would have said yes. Please remember, it was a female Teflon Donnie supporter who said “if taking away my right to vote would keep Hillary Clinton from being elected, I am all in favor of losing my right to vote.” So much for your theory about Non-Trump Supporters not voting.

  5. greenlantern1 January 22, 2017

    Does Tammy Duckworth like Trump?
    Would Molly Pitcher?

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker January 22, 2017

      Would Abraham Lincoln? Would Ike? The only ones who like the Baron of BS are women who have NEVER EVER had to make it ON THEIR own and use their men like personal gold mines and MEN with such big mouths that their bellowing is supposed to scare off everyone in the world…so they think.

      Trump has extorted more money because he is a fraud, a huckster and a loser. This is not what any American condones in a president.

      Once you start with his sweet talking of Putin, and add in Russian hacking into the election, you see why Ryan, McConnell and the rest of the right wing Corn Pone Kings and Mutton Chops are now using spite tactics to scare Americans into believing they have all the power and we have none.

      If they don’t want another 500,00 very angry women shaving their butts, they better start to toe the line and do the job they were elected to do.

      1. Dominick Vila January 22, 2017

        Eleanor, we must be fair. The Donald enjoys the full support of Vladimir Putin, the Russian dictator that murdered thousands in Chechnya, annexed the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and committed genocide in Syria. He has also been praised by Duterte, the Filipino President responsible for the execution of thousands of dissenters, using the excuse that they are drug users or dealers. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, the man that ruined his country and has sent opponents to prison, is also encouraged by The Donald’s promises. Last, but not least, is Netanyahu, a man being investigated for fraud and accepting bribes. Let’s give credit when credit is due.

        1. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

          I am relying on the Baron of BS to defy Article III of the U.S. Constitution. He meets even one time with Putin and he is “adhering” to the enemy who hacked into our elections.

          There is not a way to dismiss this Russian hacking pretend it away. If we do that, how would we EVER know if our local, county, state and federal elections are not also hacked? And if they continue to get away with hacking, the worst case scenario is that eventually, that would put an end to all elections. Why bother if the Republicans will always win?

    2. idamag January 22, 2017

      There was a young man carrying a sign at the protest, I attended. It read:
      “My Sister is not up for Grabs.”

  6. itsfun January 22, 2017

    What stood out is the filthy language Madonna used. There were young children in the protest. Is it any wonder why we hear children using the F-bomb?

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker January 22, 2017

      What stood out was that countries all across the globe also had these protests. Nice try though at more of your hick lunatic deflection from the facts. In case you missed it about your Money Messiah, moron…he was heard using the “F” bomb at more than a half dozen of his campaign rallies.

      Take it like a man..you and your right wingers were shamed by the millions of people across the globe sticking you and your right wing Republican jerks the middle finger. Be thankful that is ALL they did.

      Because the CIA has the proof it needs now to prove Trump is guilty of treason. Read Article III of the Constitution. The Russians hacked into our election and you can’t admit that can you COWARD?

      The Titan of Trickery and Baron of BS sweet talks the very people who hacked into US elections and you like a real jerk condone that? Is that because you know that all the data collected by the Russians when they hacked into DNC emails now makes every US election a potential for more rigging?

      Who the hell do you morons think you are? 500,000 protestors in DC, and over 3,000 in Houston and another 400,00 across 630 US cities, Europe and even one in Nigeria…and there you sit like a lump of Trump’s bowel movements trying to make like it’s all so very “okay.”

      No it isn’t. He is going down and when he does, you go with him.

    2. I Am Helpy January 22, 2017

      You neo-Nazi scum are such delicate petals.

      1. plc97477 January 23, 2017

        Delicate petals with tiny hands.

    3. johninPCFL January 22, 2017

      Just like Agent Orange in his rallies. No sense of decorum.

    4. Sterling Harris January 22, 2017

      SO WHAT IS BEING STATED, IS CHILDREN NEVER HEAR THIS LANGUAGE.. THIS IS THE COMMUNICATION UTILIZED BY ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS TOWARDS THE WORLD. THE CHILDREN HAVE SEEN AND HEARD WORSE BY THEIR PARENTS IF THEY VOTED FOR THE GRAND EXALTER.A ND IMPERIAL LEADER

      1. itsfun January 22, 2017

        Never said that. I don’t use that filthy language around any children and it was never used in my house or my parents house. If that is the kind of upbringing you have had, I feel sorry for you.

        1. Sterling Harris January 22, 2017

          FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF I WOULD PREFER YOUR HATE NOR DID I VOTE FOR TRUMP

          1. itsfun January 23, 2017

            I don’t care who you voted for. That is your right. Why would I hate you? I don’t even know you.

        2. FireBaron January 23, 2017

          As far as I am concerned, Madonna hasn’t been relevant for the last 20 years, so I never pay attention to anything she says anyway.

    5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

      What stands out even further are your pathetic attempts to say something that’s intelligent and helpful to the conversations here. Which beg the question: What do you expect to gain by simply being a water-boy for team Trump-Putin?

  7. johninPCFL January 22, 2017

    As Agent Orange would say: “Hey, I love women. I married three of ’em!”

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  8. idamag January 22, 2017

    I marched, yesterday and am proud of it. If we keep protesting, maybe the legislators will listen. Voting for trump says a lot about a person.

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 22, 2017

      I’m glad you were able to make it. We need more enlightened men like yourself and others who understand the privilege of fighting for women’s rights.

  9. FireBaron January 23, 2017

    A friend of mine posted while on her train into Boston, one of the conductors (a guy) asked if anyone had a spare hat so he could join them after he got done with that run (his last for the day). Gives new meaning to “Strangers on a Train”.

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      Haha I get it! You are utterly humorless!

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