Tell your member of Congress … Climate Change is real


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Is it Spring with summer right around the corner right?

The weather is kind of scary lately

Reports are that we humans have had to brace ourselves for the worst weather in approximately fifty-years, maybe more. While some folks are experiencing drought, others have hail as big as softballs or rain accumulation creating floods and least we talk about the increase of tornadoes even in states, which ordinarily had none are now experiencing funnels. Yes, the US has numerous weather disasters, but folks from other countries have been enduring Super Typhoons, numerous or epic earthquakes all result in major damage and unfortunately death.

I ask you, what republican can say climate change does not exist or that we humans are not partially at fault? All you have to do is ask your Governor if they have 19th 20th or 21st Century infrastructure in place

The Calendar says it’s spring, June 21st is the first day of summer,but we all know something just is not right.  Climate Change, in my opinion is undeniable, seemingly in our faces yet republicans who control both chambers of congress manage to do a great job ignoring the issue. so ,I will talk about what to wear while the democratic party hopefully grows a pair and forces the issue possibly pass some legislation to at least push for infrastructure projects that will stand up to our 21st Century environment. I wonder, would it help if scientists became more visual, tell or suggest what kinds of infrastructure is needed to fight against 21st Century natural disasters so American lives last longer.

We need a Congress that will do the peoples work for once.

These are issues that make you scratch your head because why wouldn’t infrastructure be important to the 114thCongress …they have families too right?

Anyway…

We lefties out in the North West were and still have some cold moments though it is starting to warm up. While those on West Coast are boiling right now and the East Coast not only experienced the arctic vortex the snow seemed to keep on and on, suffice it to say a lot of folks lost salaries and some businesses are no longer in business but rebuilding . The snow, which did not make a substantial appearance making some counties suffer from drought while most of the northwest saw flowers blooming too early. Then the temperatures dropped, the rain and some powerful storms blew through and did some damage. Now, we have had a few days that were spring like with temperatures of 65-69 degrees even my spring magazines are bursting with Spring Colours wanting us all to wear lightweight clothes, buy short sleeves or less. I am guessing most of us  are trying to layer or wear some version of thermal even if we used to hear “fashion industry experts” talk about not wearing leggings for pants, but let’s all admit it, we are still  wearing leggings because they’re comfy and its cold though “the media” says we look frumpy! Some are all cotton maybe all poly or a blend but the ones that are thermal or fleece are here to stay, at least until spring actually gets here. Well, I believe in layering and out here, jeans/leggings are definitely a staple but … but sometimes they just do not look right or fit the situation. So, I am suggesting medium to heavy weight, sleeveless jumpers and sheaths, the other closet staple. We can wear them with a multitude of tops ,turtlenecks, long sleeves, short sleeves, and on top of that a great cardigan or chunky sweater … white black blues reds yellows, coral etc. … and if needed top it off with a blazer … shoot, throw a black chunky beach or what’s called a fisherman’s sweater with some boots ! We all have to get creative and prepared when the weather change is what it is.  I can imagine so many diff looks and if the material is sustainable, it stands to live a long life looking great depending on what wear on top, they can be worn with sandals, pumps and stilettos too. I love the next generation of leggings and jeans because they have gone high tech and with the right shoe… fantabulous. If you have been watching, there has been an attitude adjustment on leggings these days while we battle extreme cold weather. Truth is, layering allows you to “strip” down as the temperature rise and maybe you have somewhere to go after work that needs to say “evening” not “work.

The other fashion tip that I myself have been practicing each year since or before high school is to invest in a great pair or two of jeans. Trust me when I say the only jeans you need when you “think” boyfriend” are 501’s

So, if it is still cold where you are … go to the next legging level beaseedforchangestickersGREEN

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Help turn EveryTown orange… June 2 for Hadiya


Our daughter, Hadiya, was the light of our life — and she shined even brighter after performing with her marching band at President Obama’s inauguration in 2013.Everytown for Gun Safety 

We never imagined that one week later, she would be murdered with a gun — shot at a park near her school in Chicago.

Hadiya’s high school classmates will be graduating next month. While Hadiya won’t get to walk across that stage, her friends are all going to wear orange on June 2 in her honor — and to inspire action to stop the gun violence that takes too many lives in this country. We’re writing to ask for your help.

Pledge to wear orange on June 2 and show that you’re one of the millions of Americans who believes we must do more to end gun violence in our country. People from all over the country will come together online and in person to declare June 2 National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Wear Orange on June 2: Take the Pledge

Hadiya’s friends chose the color orange because it symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange to alert other hunters that they’re there. It is a way to take care of their own life and the lives of others.

For us, it also represents the enormous potential that is lost when a young person like Hadiya is killed. By wearing orange, we reaffirm the right of every American to live a life free from gun violence.

This day is especially close to our hearts because June 2 would have also been Hadiya’s 18th birthday. We’ll be wearing orange to honor Hadiya and all the love and joy she brought to our community here in Chicago.

Please join us in wearing orange for your loved ones, your city, and our country.

Click below to automatically fill out your pledge, and you’ll receive a reminder to wear orange on June 2 for National Gun Violence Awareness Day:

http://act.everytown.org/sign/wear-orangeGun violence touches every corner of America. We don’t have to live in a country where shootings happen every day. If we all stand up together and demand change, we will succeed.

Thank you for being part of this movement with us.

Sincerely,

Nate and Cleo Pendleton

Cleo and Nate Pendleton

As a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies, we depend on contributions from supporters like you to fund important work to reduce gun violence.

Join us June 4: Luncheon at the Westin ~~ RSVP


Join the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility for our 3rd Annual Luncheon: June 4, 12:00pm , The Westin Hotel , 1900 5th Ave, Seattle

Shall We Dance On Ice … Save the Date 12/12/2015


Thanks to anap62 for the great vids … just listened to kristi say SWDOI will be back !!! 12/12/15  hoping meryl & maks will be back too

 Kristi Yamaguchi announced that  SWDOI will be back !!!

12/12/2015 

2015 CLIO Key Art Awards ~~ Call for Entries [SPONSORED] ~~ Due June 19