About principessa


I arrived here to read but progressed to writing. I love this avenue of self-expression.

I am a blonde but a brainy one. Educated, sophisticated, well read and well travelled. Intelligence, humour, grace and authenticity are important to me. And passion, always passion.

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Art and architecture, travel, reading, movies, politics, good conversation, good food and wine and laughter- especially laughter.
Favorite Books:
Too numerous to list here. I read constantly.
Favorite Authors:
Again too numerous to list.
Favorite Movies:
Old classic Hitchcock: "North by Northwest", "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Dial M for Murder" , other classic films like "Sunset Boulevard", and film noir, many foreign films, and current movies that are not mindless.
Favorite Music:
Anything but hip hop and American country music.


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Topic: Mesmerizing GIFs
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 16:07


Topic: Can Donald Trump Read?
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 18:54

It was reported that Trump has no patience for briefing books or policy papers. He doesn't have the attention span or intellectual curiosity for long reads. Staff have been told that reports and policy papers should be limited to one page with maps and illustrations. Kind of 'Being President for Dummies". It would be funny if it weren't so scary. So he knows how to read, he just doesn't like doing it.

Topic: Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 18:45

I have too many favorites to name them all. Simplicity has always been someone whose work amazied me and I have loved everything she's written. Her work is what attracted me to her in the first place.

Master Jonathon, Chuckepoo, and averageblkgirl are writes I actively seek out. Liz is just incredialbe.

Oceanrunner, Lilly, Dirty_D, Sweet_as_candy and Ravenstar have all impressed me beyond measure. Adagio has a talent that can astonish me at times. Principessa, whom I've written with many times is vastly underrated and Coco very much deserves a nod.

There are others, and I'm going to kick myself for leaving them off. It just goes to show how much talent we have in our community.

I just noticed this so forgive me for a late thank you. I do love to write and certainly enjoyed our collaborations. I wish I had more time to write more stories and to be more present to focus some attention on my work. Thank you again, Milik, coming from you it is high praise. And of course thank you to everyone who has read and commented on my stories.

Topic: The president and the law
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 18:17

I'm not so sure. I bet there are a whole bunch of folks who feel abandoned by the political process (you know -- Trump voters) that sees this whole shit show as a good thing. I've yet to see ANY politician (other than Trump that is) coming across as smug since the inauguration. They all look a little off-balance and off their collective games. Remember that those voters are predominantly feed up with the "system" and that change regardless of outcome is a net positive in their view.

President Obama ran on change in 2008; he attempted to effect it with minor muscle movements and ultimately failed to deliver.

President Trump is attempting extraordinary change with major muscle movements, and I'm betting that change will come. I'm just not too sure that it will be the changes he has in mind. The electorate is more interested and involved -- primarily in opposition to the White House -- than it has been in decades. Congressional leaders may finally be faced with situations in which they will be forced to set aside party rivalries and work in unison to rein in White House overreach.

You forget that immediately after President Obama's first inauguration Mitch McConnell vowed that he would be a failed president and that the GOP would block him every step of the way. They did and became the party of "no". They would not even put forward legislation for programs that they had suggested during the campaign because they feared that he would get the credit. So, the inertia had a cause and it was the GOP, not the President.

Trump is flying by the seat of his pants as he always does. If this were Freudian analysis, he operates only on id and ego, with none of the superego incorporating values and morals and controlling impulses encompassed in the id. He has no plan. Bannon is the one with the plan. He told us that he is a Leninist and wants to blow up the government. Bannon wants constant drama and chaos, and he is getting it.

I hope that you are right and that the Congress will work in unison to rein in WH overreach. I am cynical enough to fear that this will only happen when that reaches criminality and Trump has to be impeached. Trump is reckless, stubborn and determined, not to mention out of touch with reality. He would not likely resign even knowing that the votes were there to impeach him and put the country through that awful process. And then we would get Pence, a right wing religious zealot. A fresh hell.

Topic: The president and the law
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 11:09

He was just shilling for Ivanka's brand this morning and both Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer did so as well. (Great way to get points with the boss but bad judgement.) This was after news that Nordstrom was dropping her brand because of weak sales. Does Trump think he is on HSN rather than president? Does he not have more important things to think about? He will have to develop a thicker skin and not respond to every perceived affront.

Trump has not put his assets in a blind trust but rather left his sons in charge. He has not provided his tax returns to the public. He continues to hype his companies and properties. His son-in-law is now a close adviser in the Oval Office presumably with security clearance. I could go on and on about his conflicts of interest and ethical lapses, but he is not being called on them by the GOP who control both houses of Congress. I predict that this will continue until it cannot be ignored as it evolves from mere nepotism and questionable ethics to criminality and then the GOP will have no choice but to deal with it.

Trump sees himself as above the law and the boundaries that have been traditionally adhered to by previous presidents. He has shown his lack of respect for the law by disrespecting a judge during the campaign and more recently the three judge panel hearing the government's appeal regarding his immigration ban and the judge who granted the stay that was being appealed. He has no idea about how government works and imagines that he can just issue orders rather than having legislation go through Congress. Executive orders cannot do everything.

Think about it. He has been in power less than a month and already there has been more questionable behaviour than in Obama's two terms. I think that some who voted for him wanting change are having some regrets. Surely this circus is not what they wanted. Of course it is Steve Bannon's plan to have so much going on that any opposition is diluted in an effort to fight all of them.

One day the minority of the electorate who voted for Trump will realize that the Emperor is naked.

Topic: Elizabeth Warren silenced in debate on Sessions for AG
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 17:12

Just a question....What does that letter have to do with the nomination of Sessions?

The relevant Senate committees hear testimony in support and against the nomination of members of the president's cabinet before voting on them. As I said they had already heard from civil rights icon John Lewis who was almost beaten to death marching for civil rights in Alabama. Jeff Sessions' record on race, civil rights, and voter suppression should have disqualified him from the position of Attorney General of the US. The AG is meant to uphold the Constitution of the US and protect all of the rights it describes for all US citizens. His history and views are antithetical to that, as is the case with many of Trump's cabinet picks in that their views do not match the brief of their department, and have actually been in opposition to the work they are tasked to do.

His nomination has passed with a 52-47 vote in the Senate. He is to be confirmed tonight.

Topic: Can Donald Trump Read?
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 16:30

Sometimes I think he gets his information from the National Enquirer or the Globe.

Or Breitbart News, Steve Bannon's alt right site.

Topic: Elizabeth Warren silenced in debate on Sessions for AG
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 15:42

McConnell used an arcane rule to silence Warren and said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” he said. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

There are now tweets with the hashtag #she persisted everywhere.

We must all persist, resist, and be resolute in opposition to this administration.


Topic: Elizabeth Warren silenced in debate on Sessions for AG
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 13:01

Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Sessions was reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King during the debate on the nomination of Jeff Sessions for AG of the US. The letter was written in 1986 when Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge. In 1986 he lost on the basis of his long record of voter suppression and denial of civil rights as well as racist remarks to colleagues. John Lewis has already spoken strongly against his confirmation. If this passes it will be another travesty of the Trump choice being precisely the wrong person with the wrong record to run a government department.

Here we see one woman reading the words of another woman being silenced by men.


Topic: Seeking an honest conservative perspective
Posted: 04 Feb 2017 08:05

It's for all views whether you agree with them or not, but it's got to be fact. Nobody can say anything they like about anyone else. You can't just make things up about people. There's a law against it.

You can respond with documentary evidence that something is not the truth or sue for libel if you meet the criteria of the law. But you cannot make things up and call them "alternative facts" as Kellyanne Conway did. As I said before, it is the job of the press to expose lies, hypocrisy, and corruption. If President Trump or one of his administration says the earth is flat that is not a reason to believe it and deny the press the right to question it and prove him wrong.

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