This was the speaker at the women’s march:
Among the speakers at the Women’s March on Washington was feminist activist Donna Hylton. In 1985, Hylton was convicted in a New York court for her participation in the violent abduction, torture, and murder of Thomas Vigliarolo, a 60-year-old real estate broker. She is in demand on college campuses and elsewhere to speak about life in prison, and on her feminist perspective. Her website does not mention her conviction or the crimes ascribed to her. Four other were convicted as well.
Her website states that she is a “women’s rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate,” who speaks about issues relating to incarcerated women and girls…” It noted that her life “took an unexpected and life-changing turn when as a child she was lured from Jamaica to the United States.” “Childhood abuse” and a “spiral of events” led to “her incarceration.”
According to a 1995 article in Psychology Today, Hylton was part of a gang hired by victim Vigliarolo’s former partner, Louis Miranda. The gang lured Vigliarolo to an apartment where, for as long as two weeks, they tortured him. One of Hylton’s accomplices, Rita Peters, would later explain why she shoved a yard-long metal rod up his rectum. Peters said, “He was a homo anyway.” When asked how did she come to that conclusion, she said, “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”
The article cited NYPD detective William Spurling who recounted Hylton’s chilling words about the kidnapping and murder of Vigliarolo. “Spurling himself interviewed Donna: ‘I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge’s sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.’” After Vigliarolo died, they stuffed his body in a trunk and left it to rot.
According to a 1985 petition for habeas corpus, “Petitioner and her co-defendants kidnapped Thomas Vigliarolo, a Long Island businessman, in order to obtain a ransom and that during the kidnapping, Vigliarolo died.” The petition, which was ultimately denied, indicated that it was on March 12, 1986, that a jury found Hylton guilty of second degree murder and two counts of first degree kidnapping. “Petitioner was sentenced to concurrent indeterminate prison terms of twenty-five years to life. People v. Hylton, 564 N.Y.S.2d 746 (1st Dep’t 1991). “ She would spend 27 years in prison.
In a promo for a documentary for the CCTV network, which is controlled by the Chinese government, Hylton is heard to say, “Every person that represents an institution within this country is involved in the abuse that happened to me and so many other women. It doesn’t matter black, brown, or white or whatever. A lot of the crimes that peopel are in prison for, especially women, are not crimes. They’re situations.”
When she was asked by CGTV, which is also an official Chinese media outlet, why she participated in the Women’s March on Washington, Hylton said, “First of all because I’m a woman. Because I’m a woman that spent 27 years in prison and we are the most marginalized of this demographic and we continue to be silenced, we continue to be negated, we continue to be vilified, we continue to be dehumanized…”
On her website, she is depicted in photographs alongside celebrities such as actor Steve Buscemi, feminist Gloria Steinem, and former Obama administration official Van Jones, who now appears regularly on CNN. In November, Hylton tweeted that Trump’s election would endanger U.S. diplomatic ties to Europe.
Speaking of this whole crowd size controversy, one of my Congresscritters took a few pics himself while at the event. These two seems to be the best that he took.
Here we go…
Same ol’ bullshit from different bullshitters.
Entertainment from the libs has been great. Woman gets kicked off the plane for being a stupid butthurt liberal.
The ever tolerant and inclusive chelsea handler quits the dem party. Are these folks entertaining or what? I’m absolutely positive she thinks English should be our official language. Or maybe we should use one of the six languages Melania Trump speaks?
“Divisiveness is not the answer, and I think to get that message, we have to reach across party lines,” Handler said. “Forget your party. I’m registering as an independent. I’m not going to be a Democrat anymore because it’s too divisive. This isn’t working, this two-party system.”
When asked if she would ever interview Trump on her Netflix show, she bluntly said, “No.”
How about Melania Trump?
“No,” Handler said. “Melania? To talk about what? She can barely speak English.”
Painting of an arab woman wearing an “American” flag hijab. Looks nice honey, but I’m not buying the propaganda.
Thought some of you may find this interesting, if not comical. The Political Revolution is having an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit right now.
This is how they bill themselves:
“The Political Revolution is dedicated to a true revolution in the way we think about, talk about, and act about politics. The volunteers of PolRev are already working to spread the word about the movement, as well as identifying and supporting candidates across the nation.
We are sending a powerful message to the Trump administration: ‘No we will not go gentle into that good night.’ We will keep the fire alive for the progressive movement, and work with other organizations to keep the drum beating into the next 2 years, 4 years, and beyond!”
Here’s the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5pi4xt/we_are_the_team_of_the_political_revolution_an/
Couldn’t edit, here’s a more direct link:
But make no mistake: On Friday, Trump accomplished an ideological sea change. Yes, he spoke in Reaganite terms of transferring power from Washington back to “you, the people.” But when Reagan said those words, he was talking about individuals. Government, Reagan insisted, was smothering the creativity and ambition and productivity of individual Americans. Cut it back, get it out of the way, and the genius, the virtue, the heroism of ordinary Americans would rise up and flourish, enabling them to “begin an era of national renewal.”
Trump’s version of exhortation is profoundly different. Again and again he spoke in blunt nationalist and populist terms about the need to reassert the will of “the people” against something much broader than Reagan’s “government.” The antagonist of the people now is an entrenched “establishment” that goes far beyond the federal government and encompasses both parties.
And when it comes to the government, the goal is less to cut it back to unleash stifled energy and creativity than to assure that it is “controlled by the people.” Trump’s speech was primarily about power — about placing it in the people’s hands, and setting himself up to serve as its conduit and executor. Listening to the speech in isolation, one might conclude he had just led a coup against an entrenched dictatorship. Today was the day, he said, when the people “became rulers of this nation again.”
The rhetoric was simplistic but also muscular, bombastic, sweeping, illiberal, even fascistic. Trump described himself as leading a “historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.” He would be the nation’s savior, purging it of crime, drugs, violence, and decay. “Radical Islamic terrorism” would be “eradicated.” Factories would be reopened. Vanished jobs would return — and all because the people would finally have a government focused on them, their interests, their needs, and the “millions and millions of American workers” who have been “left behind.”
Like Reagan, Trump emphasized the importance of pursuing grand dreams, but for Trump those dreams are national, communal: We must “think big but dream even bigger.” “A nation is only living as long as it is striving,” Trump added. This is “the hour of action,” which will include industrial policy, border walls, economic protectionism, and massive public works projects: new roads and highways and tunnels and railways, built throughout the nation.
This isn’t Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party anymore. It’s Steve Bannon’s. And Stephen Miller’s.
And Donald Trump’s.
But is it truly the people’s?
Exactly right. Read the whole thing.
If you want to shoot me an email I can send you a screenshot (I can’t reproduce it as it should look; I tried 🙂 ).
No. Booze and broads v. grass and free love are kind of the SAME end of the decade.
Remember, Der Donald was Mr. Playboy, East Coast. He said so.
New meme out.
You’re on camera buddy, you’re on camera.
I don’t give a f***, my name’s Dave.
While you were looking at the Other Washington, back here in Washington State, a man was shot in the battles being waged between the people who wanted to get in to see Milo, and the protestors desperate to keep him from being heard. Not sure which side the shooter or the victim were on yet… but it’s indicative of the level of violence we’re seeing now in Campus protests against the Right.
Time Has Come Today.
At Activist Training Camp, Protesters Prep To Disrupt Inauguration
[…]“We’ve had teachers get arrested,” the lawyer said. “It’s not the end of the world.” That’s likely reassuring, since for many of those in attendance, the kind of disruption that could end in arrest is the goal.
American [University] made it very clear that it is not affiliated with DisruptJ20, and those who attended the seminar were asked to sign a waiver alleviating the university of any potential legal action that might stem from hosting a conference where people are essentially trained to break the law.”
So American University knowingly provides facilities for activities it knows will lead to illegal activities but because the criminal in training signs a waiver American University believes this mitigates their liability. How does that work?
These really resonated with me because at heart I respect people for their actions and not their titles.
I do not believe Donald Trump the President will be different from Donald Trump the non-President. “We will not change him — no one can. . . . [H]e is what we have learned he is, and will remain so.”
Please do not expect me to start respecting him just because he happens to hold power. I’m a Beethoven fan, and worshiping people because of their titles is just not how my personality works.
Yep. It’s how Conservatives think. It should be the way all Americans think about people who hold office.
“My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking,” Perry plans to say. “In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.”
Perry also intends to walk back from his many previous comments criticizing the validity of climate change science. But he leaves open the question of what to do about it and the degree to which humans are fueling global warming, echoing recent statements from Trump’s selections to run the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency.
“I believe the climate is changing. I believe some of it is naturally occurring, but some of it is also caused by manmade activity,” his remarks say. “The question is how do we address it in a thoughtful way that doesn’t compromise economic growth, the affordability of energy, or American jobs.”
Rick Perry; fallin’ into line with Der Donald.
OBAMA: We are the only country in the advanced world that makes it harder to vote rather than easier. And that dates back. There’s an ugly history to that that we should not be shy about talking about.
QUESTION: Voting rights?
OBAMA: Yes, I’m talking about voting rights.
The reason that we are the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote is — it traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery and it became sort of acceptable to restrict the franchise. And that’s not who we are. That shouldn’t be who we are. That’s not when America works best. So I hope that people pay a lot of attention to making sure that everybody has a chance to vote. Make it easier, not harder.
This, of course, is a particularly evil and immense lie. Voter ID is required in most nations, and IIRC was strongly supported by no less than Nelson Mandela.
But never fear; Barracula has promised to disrupt his retirement to fight voter integrity laws wherever they rear this Medusa-like heads.
Sounds like an excellent idea. We need more thinking like this.