Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Thanks for Daniela for giving us a distraction from whatever horror Trump is doing at the moment (I’m writing this up Thursday night so I’m not exactly sure what horrors are in store for us tomorrow, but I’m certain there will be horrors) with pictures of her departed furry friend, Gigi.

Cynikitty died a little over a year ago and I’m still not over losing him. I think of him often.

Members of White House presidential arts commission resigning to protest Trump’s comments

Another council flees:

The remaining members of a presidential arts and humanities panel resigned on Friday in yet another sign of growing national protest of President Trump’s recent comments on the violence in Charlottesville.

Members of the President’s Committee are drawn from Broadway, Hollywood, and the broader arts and entertainment community and said in a letter to Trump that “Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.”

“Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville,” the commissioners wrote in a letter sent to the White House on Friday morning. “The false equivalencies you push cannot stand. The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions.”

“Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values,” they added. “Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.”