Cecil, Welcome to Night Vale: "The problem wasn’t solved, but most problems don’t get solved. I mean, generally we just do our best to mitigate the problem, and if it can’t be mitigated, then it can be relegated to a background noise by pleasant distractions and a prioritization of interests."
Sarah Silverman: "Nothing’s more attractive than an unending monologue about your shortcomings."
Carolyn Hax: "Sometimes surrendering to the awful is more useful than fighting it."
Graham Joyce: "why can’t our job here on earth be simply to inspire each other?"
Dan Harmon: "I believe in magic. I believe in mythology. I believe in shamanism. I believe that spells can be cast and I believe that random things coalesce and reveal themselves to be part of a plan we don’t control, you know."
Nora Ephron: "Never turn down a front-row seat for human folly."
McAlvie "The ultimate downfall of modern civilization won't be war; it'll be Twitter and Facebook."
Jenny Zhang: "A lot of writers swear by routine, but I swear by chaos. There’s enough fucking routine in my life. Every day I have to brush my teeth. Every day I have to smile at strangers. Every day I have to worry about money. Every day I want something I can’t have. Every day I find some way to go on! I know that writing every day for an hour would help me tremendously with writer’s block, but I also know that I need an element of wildness in my writing. I need to know that writing is something I do because it sets me free. It makes me feel golden with confidence. It gives me the gift of gab. I feel like a god. I feel like an entertainer. So write when you damn well please."
Joe Queenan: "If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find "reality" a bit of a disappointment. People in the 19th century fell in love with "Ivanhoe" and "The Count of Monte Cristo" because they loathed the age they were living through. Women in our own era read "Pride and Prejudice" and "Jane Eyre" and even "The Bridges of Madison County"—a dimwit, hayseed reworking of "Madame Bovary"—because they imagine how much happier they would be if their husbands did not spend quite so much time with their drunken, illiterate golf buddies down at Myrtle Beach. A blind bigamist nobleman with a ruined castle and an insane, incinerated first wife beats those losers any day of the week. Blind, two-timing noblemen never wear belted shorts."
LogicalDash: "Nobody of any age should have to fend off sexual partners. That such defense is assumed as a part of the cost of adult courtship is suggestive of some more fundamental problem than age difference and its effect on consensuality."
Keith Richards: "I had to invent the job, you know," he said, earlier. "There wasn't a sign in the shop window, saying, "Wanted: Keith Richards."
Caitlin Moran: "As I started to reassess my writing style, I thought about what I liked doing--what gave me satisfaction--and realized the primary one was just... pointing at things. Pointing out things I liked, and showing them to other people--like a mum shouting, "Look! Moo-cows!" as a train rushes past a farm. I liked pointing at things, and I liked being reasonable and polite about stuff. Or silly. Silly was very, very good. No one ever got hurt by silly.
Best of all was being pointedly silly about serious things: politics, repression, bigotry. Too many commentators are quick to accuse their enemies of being evil. It's far, far more effective to point out that they're acting like idiots, instead. I was up for idiot-revealing.
"I am just going to be polite and silly, and point at cool things," I decided. "When I started writing, I would have killed to have one thing to write about. Now, I have three. Politeness and silliness, and pointing. That's enough."
Carolyn Hax: "Unless 15 years’ worth of mail has misled me, no one has ever found love through complaining about the lack of it, and no lonely person has ever felt better for hearing, “You just haven’t found the right person yet.”
David Simon: "Change is a motherfucker when you run from it."
Joe Queenan: "People who read an enormous number of books are basically dissatisfied with the way things are going on this planet. And I think, in a way, people read for the same reason that kids play video games ... they like that world better. It works better, it's more exciting, and it usually has a more satisfactory ending."
Dan Savage: "There isn't someone for everyone. Some of us do wind up alone, and that just fucking sucks and sometimes that stings, and you don't know if you're one of those people who's going to wind up alone until you die alone....So you kind of have to live in hope and build a life for yourself that's rewarding and fun, has friends and pleasure in it, whether you're alone or not."
the painkiller: "I will not be tagged, pinned, circled, liked, tweeted, retweeted or numbered."
Steve Jobs: "Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Apple: "Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Miss Manners: "Please do not -- repeat, not -- make a hostile approach to knitters. Have you not noticed that they are armed with long, pointy sticks?"
Stephen Tobolowsky: "And of course, nothing is what I figured on in my life. That seems to be a recurring theme."
James Bulls: "When you find yourself walking a true path, you will know it because you will want to walk it no matter the burning Sun, freezing sleet, torrential rain, and treacherous ground. The risks become no less and the journey as always exhausts you, but your desire to brave the challenges never diminishes."
Amy Argetsinger: "Twitter is a disease, plain and simple. It makes people insane. A decade from now I expect the CDC and FDA will be issuing warnings."
Cary Tennis: "You don't have to "move on" either. Not until you're ready. People say, Oh, you should be grateful. They say, Oh, it's time for you to move on. I'm like, What are you, a cop with a nightstick? I'll move on when I'm done playing the blues on my harmonica, thank you very much."
Mark Morford: "It is 2011 and here is what we know: Reality is fluid, fact is malleable, cause and effect completely uncertain. We know what we don't know, but we also know the opposite."
Charlie Jane Anders: "Just remember, if you flinch from your destiny, you'll never achieve your true greatness — you didn't choose to be chosen, but being chosen means you have to choose."
Roger Ebert: "To put it bluntly, I believe the world is patriarchal because men are bigger and stronger than women, and can beat them up."
Myca: "Jesus is not the reason for the season, and there's no way I need to act like he is. Christmas is a stolen tradition. There's no reason we can't steal it back."
Lady Gaga: "I hate the holidays! I'm alone and miserable, you fucking dumb bit of toy!"
Dianna Agron: "I am trying to live my life with a sharpie marker approach. You can’t erase the strokes you’ve made, but each step is much bolder and more deliberate."
John Mayer: "It occurred to me that since the invocation of Twitter, nobody who has participated in it has created any lasting art. And yes! Yours truly is included in that roundup as well. Let me make sure that statement is as absolute and irrevocable as possible by buzzing your tower one more time: no artwork created by someone with a healthy grasp of social media thus far has proven to be anything other than disposable."
Vanessa, Something Positive: "I like 'em crazy. You hear insane rants, I hear a reminder that the sex is interesting. Oooh! Hear that? Tonight's gonna tingle."
Anonymous: “Your problem is that you want to be an artist. What you need to be is an artisan.”
Sugar: "Ask better questions, sweet pea. The fuck is your life. Answer it."
Wide Lawns: "Often very odd things happen to me. Usually they are not my fault and mostly beyond my control."
Anonymous reporter: “When weird shit happens around here, weird shit really happens around here.”
Anne Johnson: "Today some stranger sent me an email that said, "You are a nut case." Well, I must admit this never would have occurred to me. Everyone else is a nut case. I'm the sane one. I think."
Carl Mayer: "Whenever I start to feel like my life isn’t where I want it to be, “Cops” is there to put everything into perspective. Yeah, I haven’t made all the right moves over the last 34 years, but I’m not hiding from the police under a kiddie pool, either."
"When that 37 percent figure came out, we urged caution, because we are boring scolds. But also because we pointed out that these daily figures (which are actually running three-day averages) were volatile and because of whom Gallup polls. We suggested, instead, that you consider the weekly average from Gallup, which gives a better sense of the long-term trend. And that is actually the new bad news for Trump. Sure, he’s now seen a daily low that suggests he’s pretty unpopular. But last week he hit a new low as well of 39 percent — after all the volatility is smoothed out. That’s lower than Obama ever saw during any single week."
"The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Republicans that day. They’d promised for six years that they’d repeal the ACA. But when the caucus gathered, and they looked from man to man They knew that not a one of them had ever had a plan.
“I’d counted on a veto,” said a rep from Tennessee. “The blame Obama always took would fall on Hillary. Then Pennsylvania went for Trump, and Michigan the same. And now we run the government, we can’t just play a game.”
Still waiting for it to start and it's 1:12 p.m. Oh, showbiz. I do like the Leia-rain costume drawing that they have up on the screen.
There is a cute little gray furry dog (not Gary) that is sitting on a reserved chair and getting filmed periodically, I wonder whose that is?
1:17 p.m. someone asks people to indicate any empty seats, where else to go upstairs, etc. My mom just called as a dude starts talking. Not now, it might actually start!
Is that redhead they're filming famous? I can't place her. I wonder how many non-performing famous people in the audience for this having to mingle with hoi polloi since this is the public event.
Mom just called wondering if the redhead is Debbie's sister. Does she have a sister? I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised. Mom posits that the dog is Debbie's.
1:24 p.m. Todd is all "better late than never." My mom is still not figuring out what website to watch this on. Debbie gets a color guard, literally. Mom figures out the website and hangs up.
I do not think anyone knew what to make of them quietly marching around. Me either.
This show was designed for one big family to be in the living room telling each other stories, more or less. I appreciate the sentiment, Todd.
"These are my people, just like you are my people." -Debbie. Awwwww.
"My mother decided to change her plans a bit." "I never want to go to my daughter's funeral service. She is now, differently though." Todd says he didn't know she was going to leave that day and didn't pick up on that when she asked to leave. She said she wanted to be with Carrie, closed her eyes and went to sleep. "which only my mother could have orchestrated." Trained to make great entrance and exit. It was beautiful.
The Carrie and Debbie directors chairs are on stage. I think Debbie's is from Will and Grace and Carrie's is of course from Star Wars.
Todd plugs the sales of Forest Lawn, complete with hummingbirds. Is he being compensated for this?
Todd promises to put rooms of Debbie's and Carrie's in a museum as is, in the rooms they held court in. I wish I could see the collectibles in the lobby.
Time for some video.
Space baby! Literally! With Leia's birth certificate.
Go Leia, saving everyone's skins.
R2-D2 is there, crying? Todd kinda...hug pats it.
"Someone is staring at you in personal growth."
Warren had to come over and convince Debbie to say "fuck" in Shampoo rather than "screw."
GO ROCKET LAUNCHER!
Honey, maybe you need to think about things before you kill him, huh? (Blues Brothers)
Speaking of entrances, never hurts to jump out of cake.
"She wanted to be a gym teacher." -Todd. Whaaaaat?
The glasses Debbie and Carrie are sporting in more modern shots are a hoot. Where did Debbie get giant purple ones?
Why was it called Thalians? I hate to make a $cientology joke, but every time I hear that name I think of them.
Loooong list of Debbie's charities.
Now we have a lesson on fabric?
Oh, HERE's Debbie's sister....by choice.
Mom can't ID her either except she was in movies.
Both of them didn't like flowers, so don't buy any flowers ("god, I hope the Florist's Guild isn't here") or put candles anywhere. Just give money to the Thalians. Btw, check the envelopes we have left around for donations.
"Now, forgive the commercial I just gave..."
Two things to worry about: well or sick? If you're sick, two things to worry about. If you get better, no worries. If you die there are two things...heaven or hell. If you go to hell... I guess you have plenty of time to worry? sigh Streaming.
Debbie's birthday is April 1. Time for some of her favorite songs.
Calling for a standing O.
Rita is that woman's name?"
"These old broads, right?" says Todd. "Margie Duncan?" Apparently Margie is having a hard time getting out of the audience. Billed as Debbie's oldest friend, still runs the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. Oh, THAT's the redhead!
Debbie does her own commercial for the studio.
Patsy Metzger Dancers.
Debbie introduced herself to kids as "Princess Leia's mother."
Now for Bill and Debbie Bartlett.
Green was Debbie's favorite color. Now for another group that the streaming cut the name off of.
They're doing the Good Morning song. V. appropriate.
Solo tap number to guess what song.
Here come the raincoats and umbrellas for Singin' In The Rain.
And that just got more modern.
If they have a Star Wars dance number later I will squeal. Not expecting it though.
Ben Mankiowitz is on from Turner Classic Movies. He's a little bit flustered and off his game because someone stole his hat? He idolized but didn't know Carrie. He found an article about her on webMD about her getting past Princess Leia--but she IS Princess Leia. "when I'm at a restaurant, I don't tell people I wrote Postcards From The Edge."
Mom ID"s the first lady as Rita Lee.
"Make the women smarter and the love scenes better." --Carrie on script doctoring.
Debbie knew the power of classic movies. Robert Osborne got offers from TCM a year before they started up and another place and Debbie said he'd be #1 host rather than 2 at AMC, and TCM had better movies, so go to TCM. They are grateful to her.
Gay Men's Chorus did "True Colors."
My computer crashed abominably, Mom tells me I missed Dan Ackroyd. WAAAAAAH.
James Blunt wrote "You're Beautiful" in Carrie's bathroom, it's played to a lovely slideshow of her. James's original Carrie song will be on later.
Marty Gatz sings.
CARRIE AND BILLIE IN GLASSES TOGETHER IS SO CUTE.
Uncle Bill Reynolds doesn't like talking, but he's in the audience. "He is the last man standing besides me....He is hiding under his chair. He went to the bathroom. That makes sense."
"All of Carrie's pets ended up at my ranch." Including Archie. Cousin Leslie Reynolds handling Dwight the dog.
"We have to stop at some point. But not yet."
Griffin Dunne may be around, or not.
Marty(?) is talking about the Beverly Hills smartass version of Our Gang.
He was roommates with Carrie and Debbie would make her nag phone calls to him instead. "Neither of us were sleeping." (On coke, I guess.) Being her roommate was like being in a 24-7 musical comedy. "We never had one serious moment." She'd call from England while he was waiting tables at Beefstick Charlie's saying "this movie is so stupid." "This big ape chases me around." "You're gonna hate this movie." But after seeing it they knew movies would never be the same. The doorman called him Mr. Fisher.
Dude calls up Gavin de Becker. Oy.
ARGGGGGGGGGGGH GAVIN DE BECKER HAS BEEN THE FUNNIEST THING AND MY COMPUTER CRASHED WHILE I WAS WRITING ALL OF IT. I give up, I'm watching it on my phone.
I hope to god someone saves a better recording of this because this is so touching and funny.
Todd's wife Catherine is up. She says Carrie urged Gavin to write The Gift of Fear, which she calls a guide for life. (There, anyway.) She has an emotional wellness chicken. She's serious. I want to see this. Debbie had the family join her for her last show and they have a clip of it. It was Billie's first time singing.
This is so cute, Carrie and Billie singing.
Oh, sure, now that I watch this on the phone there's no lag whatsoever.
James Blunt song time. It's a video. Not sure what to make of it but I did enjoy the photos.
"And then, when the moment came, when Republicans finally had full control of government, it took barely two months for them to admit they hadn’t really thought it through. It hadn’t really occurred to them that repealing the individual mandate and cutting the subsidies would result in many millions uninsured or raise premiums massively on people in their 50s and 60s. It didn’t seem to have occurred to them that the demands of the House Freedom Caucus members, the most unflinching ideologues to achieve near-total repeal, the desire by less conservative members to keep at least the basic structure of benefits, and the president’s promise to improve every single thing could not be easily accommodated. They hadn’t considered the possibility, indeed the likelihood, that as unpopular as the ACA remained, their own alternative would be even more unpopular, not least because change alone is terrifying to people when they think about health care."
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Political scandals aren’t what they used to be. Just ask Trey Radel. " I think in 20 years, we potentially will have a president who’s sent out a [dirty] pic. I think in 20 years, maybe we’ll have a female president who went to Mardi Gras and did something on Bourbon Street. I think that all of these things are not just possible, they’re going to happen."
What Democrats should do to capitalize on the defeat of Trumpcare."There’s a lesson here. Organizing works. Calling your lawmaker works. Showing up to make your voice heard works. Yes, the collapse of Trumpcare wouldn’t have happened without a perfect storm of hubris and incompetence at the top, but on the ground activism made those winds more potent by weakening the resolve of rank-and-file lawmakers and stiffening the spines of Democratic politicians. Liberals and the left won’t always succeed—that’s what it means to be in the minority—but they have a path forward. They have a way to win."
"The ownership group bidding for the team apparently didn’t learn from others’ mistakes and have decided to leave the responsibility of picking a name up to the masses. With more than 2,000 votes as of Friday afternoon, Footy McFooty Face was light-years ahead of the other contenders, including the San Diego Bad Hombres.
“Note — Soccer Club or Football Club can be added to names, and similarly, a nickname or mascot can be added to traditional names,” the San Diego group posted to Facebook. “You, the fans, will help us decide on that later!”
What could possibly go wrong?
Lots, actually. Just ask Mountain Dew, the U.K.’s Natural Environment Research Council or the Philadelphia Zoo, all of which turned to the masses for help naming something and all of whom got burned.
When it asked the masses to name a new apple-flavored version of the sugary soda in 2014, Mountain Dew wound up with this doozy: “Hitler did nothing wrong.”
The Natural Environment Research Council asked the masses to vote to name a new $288 million research vessel last year and ended up with “Boaty McBoatface,” Footy McFooty Face’s inspiration.
And when the Philadelphia Zoo tried to crowdsource a name for its newest baby gorilla months later, they got “Harambaby,” in reference to Harambe, the gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into its enclosure.
"Nunes did not vindicate the “bulk of Trump’s claims.” Trump claimed that Barack Obama, a “bad (or sick) guy,” was “tapping my phones in October.” The words tapping and phones were not written in quotes. The president further claimed that this “tapping” was quite likely illegal, saying “I bet a good lawyer could make a great case” out of it. Nunes’s story is that intelligence operatives may have improperly unmasked the names of Trump officials whose communications were intercepted via routine, legal surveillance — after Election Day. This story does not vindicate the “bulk of Trump’s claims.” It does not vindicate any of Trump’s claims. Which is to say: The president, and his allies, are trying to prove that he isn’t a shameless liar by spreading a shameless lie."
“This is California in the era of Trump,” by Dan Zak: “Californians wake up every day delighted to be in California, and then they remember that they are also in the United States. The bougainvillea catches the rising sun in San Clemente, the sapphire tide heaves into Big Sur — and three time zones to the East, [Trump] has been up and tweeting for hours. The Resistance has taken many forms, and one form is California-shaped. At an A-list rally … Jodie Foster proclaims: ‘This is our time to resist.’ Up in Sacramento, the Democrat-controlled state Senate is trying to sandbag the White House’s aggressive immigration policies. ‘California, in many ways, is out of control,’ Trump declared … and Californians fired back with data points. The state is the world’s sixth-largest economy, ahead of France! It is a national generator of utopia (Silicon Valley) and nostalgia (Disneyland)! The state is destiny made manifest, and the rest of the country is always trying to catch up. It is a Tomorrowland state, and Donald Trump is a Coney Island president. This is the California problem in 2017.”
"Seeking and winning the presidency has been a magical voyage of discovery for Donald Trump. Tuesday night, he divulged a most remarkable finding: Abraham Lincoln was — are you sitting down for this? — a Republican. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican,” Trump told a group of Republicans. “Right? Does anyone know? A lot of people don’t know that.” It’s possible that somebody doesn’t know that Lincoln, the first Republican president, was a member of the Republican Party, also known as “the Party of Lincoln.” But it has not been for lack of effort on Trump’s part. He has repeatedly tried to educate the populace on this little-known fact. August 2016: “Most people don’t know this. The Republican Party is . . . the party of Abraham Lincoln.” September 2016: “A lot of people don’t realize that Abraham Lincoln, the great Abraham Lincoln, was a Republican.” October 2016: “A lot of people don’t know that it’s the party of Abraham Lincoln.”
Trump the Destroyer: "The genius of Trump has always been his knack for transforming everyone in his orbit into a reality-TV character. As a candidate, he goaded Lindsey Graham into putting a cellphone in a blender, inspired pseudo-intellectual Rand Paul to put out a video of himself chain-sawing a tax code in half, and pushed Marco Rubio into making jokes about dong size during a debate. He even managed to get into a public spat with the pope. Whatever your lowest common denominator is, Trump will bring it out and make sport of it."
Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show: "A person familiar with internal Secret Service budget discussions said the requests for additional funding, prepared in late February, were rejected by the Office of Management and Budget, an arm of the White House. That means the agency will likely have to divert other spending to handle the additional burden." Before taking office, Trump repeatedly criticized the cost of President Barack Obama’s travel, saying the fact that Obama’s trips were “costing taxpayers millions of dollars” was “unbelievable.” During the campaign, Trump pledged to save public money by working diligently in Washington and skipping out on expensive travel. “There’s no time for vacation. We’re not going to be big on vacations,” Trump said at a campaign rally last year. “The White House is this incredible place. It represents so much, and you’re there for a limited period of time. If you’re at the White House and you have so much work to do, why do you fly? Why do you leave so much?” The Secret Service has struggled through years of budget shortages and low morale. Former Secret Service agents said tightening budgets have hit agents hard and that, unlike other agencies, the Secret Service can’t travel less or staff fewer people to keep costs down because full protection for the first family is guaranteed."
Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines. Here’s why.: "Three of the airlines that have been targeted for these measures — Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways — have long been accused by their U.S. competitors of receiving massive effective subsidies from their governments. These airlines have been quietly worried for months that President Trump was going to retaliate. This may be the retaliation. These three airlines, as well as the other airlines targeted in the order, are likely to lose a major amount of business from their most lucrative customers — people who travel in business class and first class. Business travelers are disproportionately likely to want to work on the plane — the reason they are prepared to pay business-class or first-class fares is because it allows them to work in comfort. These travelers are unlikely to appreciate having to do all their work on smartphones, or not being able to work at all. The likely result is that many of them will stop flying on Gulf airlines, and start traveling on U.S. airlines instead."
Why does Trump keep making promises he can’t keep? The secret lies in his past."I’d argue that the answer lies in Trump’s unique experience as a businessman. In his particular corner of the business world, you really can create wealth just by managing public perception — or at least he could. This was the theory of his entire career, that by fashioning a public persona that was as much of a caricature of wealth and success as Scrooge McDuck, he could turn himself into the picture he was painting. The more people saw Donald Trump as the embodiment of wealth, the more they would want to invest in his projects and buy his products, which would in turn make him wealthier. Making ridiculous promises and outright lying were all part of creating the image; one of my favorite examples is how Trump Tower is 58 stories high, but he numbered the floors up to 68 so that everyone would think it was taller than it is."
Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump: "As a Japanese-American whose grandparents had to destroy all of their Japanese artifacts and items and bury them in the backyard to avoid getting taken and interned, how could I not have said anything?" Fukumoto asked. "And how could my party have not said anything?"
"we have had presidents who were in favor of open, widespread chattel slavery. We have had presidents who were vocally indifferent to widespread lynching. And before we do that whole "but the police, but the prisons, don't you know that the present is just as bad as the past" - back in those days the police and prisons were also terrible and brutal, and the slavery, sweatshops and imprisonment of dissidents were on top of that. We've had presidents who supported the direct exterminations of Native people by the military. What's happening now isn't unprecedented, and it isn't the end of the American project. History is long. Tyrants fall. These people have not installed a thousand year reich, however much they would like to. And again, throughout the Americas people have endured the terrible regimes foisted on them by the United States and its collaborators. Some of the most heroic people of the 20th century were the people who resisted those regimes - from Archbishop Romero to Victor Jara to the many less famous. US people and others have fought against tyrannical regimes on these continents. They endured terrible things but they didn't give up or go silent. The Republicans' day will come and their fall will be a hard one. If you were an American in 1900, you wouldn't have believed in the events of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties - the struggles for racial, gender and labor justice that were fought and won during those times. You might recognize 2017 and regret that things had come to this, but that doesn't invalidate the victories of the past. We may not be able to be permanently victorious, but these people, they will fall - it may take time, but they're not immortal tyrants. Trump is old and he may not live to see it, but many of the Republicans in power today will be alive to witness ourvictories, when we undo everything they've built and take their power away."