More Photos From The Front Lines

Ok, I have been buried in photos! I’m so very excited and teary with all your pix and stories. I’m trying to see if other front pagers can handle some of the load.  But if not, I’ll just keep posting them over the next several days.

From Randy Khan in DC:

It was a mess. A glorious mess, caused by too many people showing up for the space allotted. So a march that was supposed to be on Independence Avenue spilled over to the Mall, then Constitution Avenue, then Pennsylvania Avenue. Most of us probably didn’t get within a couple hundred feet of the official original route, but I don’t think anybody cared. Local news is saying attendance may have topped 500,000, and Metro ridership was up 8-fold over a normal Saturday, and much more than for Inauguration Day (which, remember, was a work day for some people)

 

It’s going to be hard for any photos to capture just how many people were there today – but the easiest way to put it is that pretty much the entire Mall area was filled with people.

 

Kathleen was in Cincinnati and she sent a link to some of the photos, click here.

Lurker David was in Indianapolis:

And finally (though not last for sure!) White Mountain Apache in Tuscon:

 

For now, I’m posting them in the order they came. There are 50 more emails in my inbox, so more to come.

You all rock so hard! Women Grab Back.

Open thread.

 

We Shall Be Free

From the Denver March:

When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there’s shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free

From Dublin (thank you HeleninEire)

From Joey Maloney in Tel Aviv (thank you!):

I’ve been promised some from Amsterdam. I’ll post those when I get them.

As someone said to me this morning – we are not going back – this will have its desired effect, to inspire, cajole and offer hope.  We won’t back down.

Send Anne Laurie and me more pictures! (whats4dinnersolutions at live dot com)

March on Washington

I’m moving today, but I have several correspondents on the ground in Washington:

I’ll have a round up at the end of the day and try to keep up with all their pictures. This is amazing. I’ve never wanted to be a woman more in my life just so I could be a part of this and feel the sisterhood.

Twitler in the Bunker

Here’s how the brittle narcissist who will be President of the United States in nine days spent his morning so far:

So the man who owes his squeaker EC victory in part to fake news is shrieking that he’s the victim of fake news. We’re supposed to dismiss the intel reports on the say-so of the foreign autocrat who allegedly has Twitler by the short-n-curlies.

We’re supposed to take Trump’s word for it that he has no business dealings with Russia, even though he refuses to release his tax returns and other financial information that could verify the claim, and one of his own sociopathic whelps is on record bragging about Russian money flowing into TrumpCo.

And the situation is comparable to Nazi Germany — with Trump as the victim.

This is real life, folks, but damned if it still doesn’t seem like some queasy nightmare conjured by late-night pizza and cheap booze.

Creamsicle Meltdown

New PRRI research released today shows Trump on the losing end of a historic gender gap:

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As expected, non-whites favor Clinton over Trump by huge margins (72% vs. 17%), but Clinton is also annihilating Trump among white women with a college degree (68% to 29%), and even white women without a degree are split 40%-40% between Clinton and Trump. The findings can be read in full here.

Meanwhile, the incomparable Sam Bee weighed in on PussyGate and presidential debate #2. The whole show was fabulous, but here’s a clip:

Samantha Bee called presidential debate #2 a “grotesque travesty of democracy.” Pretty much! As I mentioned yesterday, many of us lady folk were angry and disgusted at the spectacle of a qualified woman like Hillary Clinton being stalked and insulted by hirsute walking Roofie.

Bee says Trump knows he’s losing and is therefore prepared to “suicide-bomb” the election. If Trump’s Twitter output this morning is any indication, Bee is dead right about that:

Uh-oh. He’s shaking out the Tic Tacs right now and limbering up the stubby orange fingers. It’s time to protect your pussy, America! C’mon ladies — and allies of all genders! Let’s knee this sleazy shitbag in the groin and step over his bloated carcass into history!

Congrats to Tom! (Open Thread)

Our own Tom Levenson’s “The Hunt for Vulcan” has been short-listed for the Royal Society prize for science books. As Joe Biden might say, that’s a big fucking deal!

Tom, to say you class up this joint is an understatement on the order of calling Donald Trump “mildly disagreeable.” Congratulations, man!

H/T: Valued commenter Scav.

A LITERAL Shitshow

Valued commenter LAO submits for our consideration a report of a norovirus outbreak at the RNC:

A handful of Republican staff members in Cleveland for the GOP convention were reported to be suffering Tuesday from a possible norovirus infection.

And if there are a few people with norovirus, it’s likely there will be more.

Norovirus, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is a massively contagious and unpleasant but usually non-life-threatening ailment that turns cruise ships into giant vomit-filled shit canoes.

If Uday and Qusay Trump appear on stage tonight and open their mouths to sing their horrid racist father’s praises but instead emit twin streams of projectile vomit while simultaneously shitting their pants, I will reconsider my lifelong atheism.

Open thread!