Friday, April 1, 2016

Politics This Week

What was billed as a "unity meeting" on Thursday between Trump's inner circle and the Republican National Committee's high command was more of a clearing of the air over the candidate's criticisms of the party leadership. The closed-door session took place amid signs of a backlash against Trump in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Tuesday. After Wisconsin, the next major primaries are in New York, where Hillary and Bernie campaign today.

As an advocate of abortion - or a woman's right to decide what she wants to do with her body - remembering what happened to women before abortions became legal - I am strongly opposed not only to the Republicans stand on this issue but to Donald Trump's comments yesterday. Trump said that women who seek abortions should be subject to some form of punishment if the procedure is banned in the U.S. He later recanted. The candidate's emergence as the likely Republican nominee is causing corporations to reconsider their roles at the national convention in Cleveland in July. I think Trump overstepped on this issue and was immediately reprimanded. At the same time the Food and Drug Administration is easing U.S. guidelines for a medication that induces abortion, a victory for abortion rights campaigners that will most likely expand access to the procedure.

  Donald Trump's 3 positions on abortion in 3 hours   CNN - March 31, 2016
Donald Trump sought to clarify, walk back, then seemingly reverse his position on punishing women who seek abortion procedures -- should they be legally banned -- over the course of a few hours Wednesday. Here's what he said about it in just one day. The GOP presidential front-runner's mad scramble began a little after he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that abortion, if outlawed, should carry "some form of punishment."

Will Trump's abortion - as well as nuclear comments - derail his campaign? Are they a game changer? I wish there was somebody running for president who could take down the establishment with style and integrity in the best interest of Americans. Sadly that is not the case.

Ellie Visiting the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) with George

Six floors of art from some the greatest artists of all time.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet my favorite artist at the museum

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Everyone wanted a picture of this painting

Channeling Jackson Pollock

George in front of his favorite Jackson Pollack

Edgar Degas was featured

We wondered about the age of some of these amazing picture frames

Various Ballet Dancers

The volcano looks like it has a face - (Smoke or Cloud Scrying)

Art by Henri Rousseau

Art by Henri Matisse

This was amazing