Raisin’ Hell

From philly.com:

It lacks whiskers, tail, and claws, but bristles with ambition and bite:

The woolen, two-cat-ear headgear has fast become the feline symbol of feminine protest for thousands headed to the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Project leaders envision a sea of pink hats as the perfect way to tweak President-elect Donald Trump over his infamous remark about grabbing women by their . . . you know what.

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Two days before an estimated 202,000 people descend on Washington, thousands of hats are being knitted, traded, and shared. Knitting and crochet parties in Philadelphia and elsewhere churn out hats, while some ambitious handicrafters have produced dozens.

202,000?

From npr:

The National Mall has flooded with pink, as demonstrators descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump’s inauguration, marchers from across the country have gathered in the city to protest his agenda and support for women’s rights.

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The city’s metro system reported 275,000 rides as of 11 a.m. According to metro officials that’s eight times more than a normal Saturday. Reuters adds that the number is also “82,000 more than the 193,000 rides reported at the same point on Friday,” the day of Trump’s inauguration.

…snip…

The event grew from humble origins — a simple Facebook invitation after Election Day — to the much more massive demonstration seen Saturday. By the time marchers hit the streets, the Women’s March on Washington developed a broad platform of progressive political positions, a slate of celebrity performers and a series of sister marches planned across the world — on all seven continents.

If you’ve been watching the news. you know that the protests have been incredibly peaceful, even though so many more people showed up than was expected. Just goes to show you what happens when women run things.

Raisinettes resist!

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12 responses to “Raisin’ Hell

  1. I couldnt make it to a march, but I watched all day and I feel so energized. At first I thought the pink hats were a tad silly, but I have changed my mind. Now I gotta have one. A real trend setter! And there is a new phrase too, “pulling a Trump” is where you get a job you’re not qualified for. The question now is how to keep him from having one of his tantrums the puts us all in peril. More pink! Hats off to all who marched.

    • Hiya Apples!

      I was recovering from a root canal (I kept saying I’d rather have a root canal that watch that orange pile of offal get inaugurated, and my wish was granted. My son says some genie somewhere is laughing his ass off), so i couldn’t go to a march either. I did watch on TV, and I am so proud of those who did march and who conducted themselves so well. This shows how smoothly and peacefully things are when women are in charge. I hope everyone keeps marching, if only metaphorically. We need to resist every day. Remind those in Congress that we are watching everything they do. The Rethugs got what they wanted, and they own him now. Every shitty thing he does, it will be as though they have done it. Resist, resist, resist. Those are our fighting words, and the Dems have to be reminded every day. Everyone needs to have their Congresscritters on speed-dial.

      One more thing. Ridicule, ridicule, ridicule. It’s the orange shitstain’s Achilles heel. Never let up. Belittle him and his minions every single day.

  2. the loony tic

    pussy power!

  3. Friend of the court

    Fast Helen could ROCK one of those caps.

  4. I’m an ocean too far away to have made it to the march, but damn I wish I could’ve been there. And the hats? Inspired

    • Knowing that women on the other side of the pond have our backs warms the cockles of this Yankee’s heart, Ellen. So proud of the women everywhere who stood up to voice their opposition to a misogynist bully and all-around piece of garbage.

      Thanks for commenting. I love hearing the perspective of people who are viewing this shitstorm from a distance. Hope you will stop by often. 🙂

  5. Nonnie,
    I was away attending a funeral — Trump’s inauguration sure put me in the right frame of mind for that event.

    But the marches were wonderful. For health reasons I couldn’t march, but I am so proud that so many of my friends and family members did in cities all over the place. I think that Donald Trump has no idea what has/will hit him. Peaceful demonstrations. Concerted efforts to stop him from destroying our country. OUR COUNTRY – not his fiefdom.

    XXX

    • Elyse,

      I am hoping that this march not only “woke” a lot of politicians already in office, but set up an email chain that can be ignited whenever something happens that needs attention. We all know that people get busy with their day-to-day lives. They have work and families to tend to, and they don’t have a lot of time to keep up on politics. Maybe so many people connecting for this event means that they will stay connected, and the ones who have the time to pay attention will alert those who can’t. We know that there will be daily outrages, but we can’t get distracted by the small shit. There is too much yuuuuge shit that they will be trying to mask with their daily bullshit. The more eyes on them, the better,and the bigger the army to fight them, the better. Here’s hoping!

  6. “…..the protests have been incredibly peaceful, even though so many more people showed up than was expected. Just goes to show you what happens when women run things.”

    A point which has been rather on my mind lately. Too bad we missed the chance to have one running the whole country.

    So it’s now Headgear Wars — the Pussyhats vs. Trump’s inane red MAGA caps. Trump has been outdone even in the arena he considers most his own — showmanship — as well as in humor, as his own vulgarity is turned against him.

    Besides networking, the huge turnout for these marches should stiffen the spines of Democrats in Congress who will need to resist Trump — and perhaps even demoralize some of the Republicans there. There are votes to be had in opposing Trump, millions of votes. That’s now clear.

    • I agree with every word, Infidel. Anyone who is in office or plans on running for one had better heed those marches. The Tea Party started with marches that were not anywhere near the size of the ones that just took place, and look how far it got them. we should use them as a model in exerting political clout, and maybe 2018 will be a good year for dems. i guess it’s true what my mom always says, ‘where there’s life, there’s hope.’

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