1872 – In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.

On November 5, 1872, American civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony voted in a presidential election. (She voted for the incumbent, Republican Ulysses S. Grant.) At that time, women were not allowed to vote.

Two weeks later, Anthony was arrested, and eventually fined $100 for voting illegally. “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty,” she said—and she never did.

It was more than 40 years before the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote in the United States. On November 2, 1920, more than 8 million American women voted.

Resource: nationalgeographic.org

Why does trump continue to send … colourful floaters

just another rant …balloongiphy

Having to read, hear or watch the trump cabinet move from sending up floaters to just doing or saying whatever they want!  This is… considered by most who lean left to be a lawless potus who has been abusing the power given to the person not only taking an oath but who holds the highest position in the Nation least we talk about what the Constitution warns the US Congress to do when charged with unethical behavior, violates a few Acts spends taxpayer money on trumpInc and this behavior is and has been deemed as trump being… trump.
Yes, it’s trump behavior to be sure but, moreover, it shows how careless reckless this guy thinks a government is run. It wreaks of fear-mongering, infers a dictatorship in the making and that old mainstay that republicans use more than anyone should have to hear comes to mind when I take the time to sit still long enough to hear see and must agree …  Our future is “uncertain” in every shape and form you can now unfortunately imagine.

We don’t know who will be constants in the trump government as 3 years into this administration and you can probably count the number of permanent staff on one hand while realizing that several have been charged convicted and have done jail time but, the floaters keep coming and they keep giving off a bad foul odor knowing the comments this man has made in general let alone the ones about women is something that no person with common sense can ignore deny or pass off as locker room talk or as his wife said … teenage boys talking whispers etc. uh the guy is a grown-up at say 70yrs old and a phrase that will be used quite a lot in the next few yrs; with apprehension fear hopefully with the knowledge that will be

“actions speak louder than words.”


1992 – Malice Green, a black motorist, was beaten to death in Detroit during a struggle with police. Two officers were later convicted in his death and sentenced to prison.

Image result for 1992 - malice green,Malice Green (April 29, 1957 – November 5, 1992) was a resident of Detroit, Michigan who died after being assaulted by Detroit police officers Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers on November 5, 1992. Both officers were later convicted for Green’s death. The official cause of death was ruled to be due to blunt force trauma to his head.

image from: Detroit Free Press

U.S. Constitution – Article 2

U.S. Constitution – Article 2 Section 2

Article 2 – The Executive Branch
Section 2 – Civilian Power Over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

U.S. Constitution – Article 2 Section 3

Article 2 – The Executive Branch
Section 3 – State of the Union, Convening Congress

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

U.S. Constitution – Article 2 Section 4

Article 2 – The Executive Branch
Section 4 – Disqualification

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.


1974 – Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman in the U.S. to win a governorship without succeeding her husband.

Written By: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
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In 1974 Grasso campaigned successfully for the Democratic nomination for governor and in November decisively defeated her Republican opponent.

With her inauguration in January 1975 she became the first woman to serve as governor of Connecticut and the first woman to hold a state governorship solely on her own merits (all previous women governors had been wives of former governors).

In September 1978 Grasso fought off a primary challenge by her lieutenant governor and was nominated for a second term. She was reelected by a large majority in November and began a second four-year term, but she resigned on New Year’s Eve in 1980 because of illness. She was described as a symbolic rather than doctrinaire feminist leader; she opposed legalized abortion, did not actively support affirmative action, and supported the proposed Equal Rights Amendment but did not campaign for it. She was a popular politician who, in 28 years as a public figure, never lost an election.

Resources: Britannica

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