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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes I think he gets his information from the National Enquirer or the Globe. Or Breitbart News, Steve Bannon's alt right site.
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.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/08/nevertheless-she-persisted-becomes-new-battle-cry-after-mcconnell-silences-elizabeth-warren/?utm_term=.95f90705e0dd
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. https://www.youtube.com/embed/OeFePLOniu0
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.
Monday morning. Susan awoke and found herself alone in bed. Michael, her husband, had gotten up very early and gone off to the airport to catch a flight for a business trip. Susan stretched across the width of the bed and thought that she was missing him already. They had been married ten years and still had sex often. She reasoned that this was because they maintained their curiosity about...
Added 24 Mar 2016 | Category Seduction
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Janice Rheingold was a pampered woman. She had been born into a wealthy family, sent to the best schools and universities, and had travelled the world through her twenties. She was sophisticated as well as educated and spoke four languages. Janice had married Larry and produced the requisite son and daughter. Her city and country homes were both beautifully and comfortably decorated. She...
Added 24 Jun 2015 | Category Straight Sex
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It was one of those perfect June days that we wait for all winter. The sun was warm, the sky a clear and intense blue without a cloud in sight. It felt like slipping into a warm bath rather than the sauna that the heat and humidity of August would bring. There were even people out sailing at midday this Friday as Stacey gazed out of her office window toward Lake Ontario. They were starting...
Added 02 Mar 2014 | Category Love Stories
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Frances had done what was expected of her for most of her life: a good student, private school, art classes, and a degree from a top university. Now, finally, she had gained her independence and was living life on her own terms. Her friends and colleagues called her Frankie now. She had a job as a project manager in a design firm, had rented her first apartment, and was dating someone her...
Added 05 Apr 2014 | Category Love Stories
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I love the weekend for many reasons, but foremost is morning lovemaking. We are both busy with work all week so this is not a weekday thing unless we wake up early. Even then it is not conducive to either inhibition or romance to be having sex with one eye on the clock. Even for a hit-and-run quickie. David and I both like staying in bed and recovering slowly rather than rushing to shower,...
Added 23 Mar 2014 | Category Flash Erotica
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“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde 'Rebecca Weiss is a seventeen-year-old junior at Rosemont High School. She was referred to me by Principal Burton for consultation regarding potentially inappropriate and unsafe sexual activities allegedly committed on school property.' 'The initial report, filed by Mrs. Elaine...
Added 22 Aug 2014 | Category Straight Sex
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This story is a collaboration between the talented Milik Redman and myself. I am happy and grateful to have had the opportunity to write with him. Philippe gazed at the leather bound documents with a trepidation he had not felt before. Oh, Mon Dieu! What am I doing? he thought to himself. He was usually a man of intellect and analytical certainty. The growing conflict between...
Added 21 Jun 2013 | Category Love Stories
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This story is the seventh in the series of stories written in collaboration with Alphamagus about Robert and Juliana and their love. It is different from previous stories in the series as it is the first part of a much longer story. We hope that you will enjoy it and look forward to the next chapter when you reach the end of this one. Juliana came into the house around 9 PM, exhausted...
Added 12 Oct 2012 | Category Love Stories
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“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde Over the next few days, Ted began to realize how profound an experience he and Marcia shared that night. She found the freedom to give in to her desire, and he learned how powerfully impacted he was by her being unafraid to sexually express them. In his mind, the fact that he lied about his...
Added 23 Jan 2015 | Category Straight Sex
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“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde Ted felt a surreal calm settle over him as he made the short walk to the deli. The shock of Becca's appearance and the torrid sex they had just shared in the garage left him feeling as if he were having an out of body experience. Now, even the simple act of making his way to get his breakfast...
Added 20 Jan 2015 | Category Straight Sex
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