One of My Worst Fears Occured When I Met One of My Idols Last Night

This particular entry may be different that my others ones. Supplies! No politics! But you might think it’s funny if you get through the entire thing. (This might be my longest blog ever since it’s personal, but I think hilarious bc I’m such an idiot).

I once read that Dale Carengie made it a point to remember everyone’s names and address people by them.

Using a person’s name is crucial, especially when meeting those we don’t see very often. Respect and acceptance stem from simple acts such as remembering a person’s name and using it whenever appropriate.”

I completely agree. It shows people the utmost respect when you know someone by name.  I admit I’m awful at it, but I try. One of my biggest obstacles is that I DJ and most of my friends I see in the dark (bc we’re at bars or late night events). I cannot see SHIT in the dark, never could. And ever since I had lasik several years ago, my night vision is even worse. It’s crazy. LED lights refract in my eyes all weird. I cannot even look at or read blue or purple lights. 2602983-2618344959-wonder

This, in turn, has resulted in me practically dissing almost everyone I walk past while I’m at an event because I just cannot make out people’s faces. It’s a confusing carnival ride of blurred faces that all kind of look like my friends, but who fucking knows. Which kicks in my social anxiety and I just shut down and roam around till I find someone I fucking recognize or am lucky enough for someone to save me and say Hi first.

Which leads me to my story of how I totally humiliated myself the other night while meeting one of my favorite DJ’s in my life.

Remember Napster? And Limewire. I totally downloaded anything I could find back then. It was magic. I was born in the mid 70’s. The whole MP3 thing revolutionized how us GenXers hear the world. I was just a wee junglist in my younger 20’s when I came across this mix by a guy named DJ Odi. Never heard of him. Didn’t know who the fuck he was, but I dl’ed this FIRE mixtape of his entitled “dj odi-the jeep tape-1994”. It’s a straight up mixtape, mixed with no edits and recorded on cassette. The quality is HORRIBLE but the track selection just really hit me in my sweet spot. It’s one of my top 5 mixes I own to this day, but I cannot listen to it on the system in my whip. I need a mastered version.

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I find out DJ Odi is DJing in my hometown and I am one of the DJ’s opening for him that night. I cannot describe the excitement I felt. I am not a fanboi usually, and am not a fan of “celebretay”. I don’t want your fucking autograph or a picture. What I wanted was to A. tell dude his mix was a game changer for me and B. Ask for a mastered copy.

The night of the performance the bar is dark as fuck as usual. With strobes and shit. We record our mixes on livestream (My performance.) We’re called Proper Drum and Bass Chicago) if you’re curious. Inside the DJ booth is a plethora of LED lights lighting up the booth so we show up on video. They completely disorient me. By the time I was done with my set I was practically blind. I made my way to the bar to someone I could recognize (thank you Robin) and told her about my desire to find the DJ, and hoping to give my eyes some time to adjust while we bullshitted. That didn’t happen.

I then walk up to another friend I recognize who is talking to her friend. I can only recognize her because of her hair (it’s curly). I literally walk up to them and sing “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann and THE DJ I AM LOOKING FOR asks if I am singing the original by Springstein or by Mann. I can barely see who is saying this and mumble some shit then tell my friend I am gonna go fangirl out on this DJ and walk in the complete opposite direction to some random stranger (leaving her confused unbeknownst to me).

I walk up to “Jimmy” the graph artist and take his hand, shake it with BOTH my hands and proceed to state “Hi, I’m the DJ that just opened for you and I just want you to know that I am a really big fan but I have this really weird question I have to ask you,” (verbatim) and I proceed to talk about this mix I need a copy of until this gentleman kindly stops me in my tracks and tells me he’s “Jimmy” and walks me back over to my curly haired girlfriend and her friend.

I am an idiot. This is everything I have always worried about for years. I know it’s not the end of the world to walk up to random strangers and talk to them. But, I had avoided it for years by just acting stupid and wandering around until I finally want and need to talk to someone I recognize. Not today.  I totally fucked it up. 5bfWe had a good laugh and I talked to DJ Odi and he knew exactly what mix it was talking about. BTW he does NOT have a master bc it was on cassette and originally it was “for my homie going to Northwestern for his jeep on the way to school from Ohio”. Apparently a girlfriend copied the tape, make copies and it ended up as a poor quality mp3 online on the mid 90’s.

20 years later that mix is still one of my favorites and I am so glad to have such a crazy story to now go along with it.

And now you know, if I don’t say Hi to you, it’s not bc I’m some bitch, it’s bc I can’t fucking see.

JC Penney Doesn’t Give a Fuck About You

Nor do do most retailers. If you haven’t guessed it already, I scour the internet for odd stories and happenings and came across an(other) issue that truly disgusts me. The bottom line. Yes, lots of shit pisses me off. It’s because no one does the right thing! Why is it that is seems everyone just can’t be helpful and cognizant of their own brothers and sisters. I admit, I’m not always nice, but the truth is, I consider myself a huge humanitarian….it’s just people piss me off and I then curse them under my breath. I’m very conflicted.

So WTF am I bitching about. I came across this post on FB from JC Penney.

How could I NOT go in to see what kinds of comments people would make. Human nature fascinates me. As does obesity. I swear I was not going to troll or talk shit. I just wanted to see what people were saying. And it seemed pretty safe. Either JCP was administering the site properly and deleting trollish comments or (I just don’t believe this one) people really weren’t coming in to chime in with fat jokes. It was kind of nice for once. I even noticed JCP was answering each comment. I thought “Wow! That’s pretty cool”.

And then I got to this post by a customer.

JCP response:

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You fucking assholes! This poor girl just posted online how her life basically sucks and that the JCP even contributed to that by laying her off and they offer her deals to buy more crap.

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If this isn’t irony. I realized the girl is very gracious and seems to not hold a grudge against the company. But I sure as fuck do. I’m not even sure why I do care, I guess because it’s such an asshole move. I see it all too often.

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So, I don’t know what the fuck is going on with this world. Are robots answering these questions or do people give so little shits about each other that they can’t step back for a moment and say, I see someone who needs help, let’s see what I can do.

Let’s change this.

Now I’m Not Trying To Be Rude

 

Now, I’m not trying to be rude but….Have you seen the products marketed to women lately? I’ve come across some interesting products and thought I’d share them with you.

Apparently, fake camel toe underwear is a trend. You can look yourself, I am choosing not to post camel toes on my page. (haha Remember when the Camel Toads story came out. you’re an old school message board user if you remember that story.) Anyway. It’s mostly some kind of Asian fetish. I don’t know about you, but the camel toe is the first thing I look for when putting on a pair of pants, legging, etc. cuz I’m trying to hide it, not show it off.fb_img_1490187963434.jpg

I guess you can call this the “Ladies Edition” of residual poo. I guess it stems from the ridiculousness of the current presidency. We have a room full of men dictating women’s rights,

…..and the president’s daughter acting as first lady even though she has 3x as many children as Melania, with one of them just turning one.

That’s right! While the the doting mother of Baron stays home in New York costing taxpayers a fortune, Trump’s daughter is leaving 3 small children to be cared for by a nanny, one an infant. What in the fuck is that? This is not a knock against working mothers, this is me calling out Melania’s bullshit excuse for staying home for the kid. He’s not a small child.

So we got this unpaid volunteer working in the whitehouse gaining access to anyone she wants to profit her family. Anyone who thinks this family has the interest of anyone but themselves in mind is not in their right mind. I’m surprised it has gotten this far. Because Ivanka is not collecting salary, she is getting around legal technicalities regarding nepotism. This is what happens when we have a poor education system and generations addicted to television.

Speaking of twats. Check this shit out! It’s a speaker that you put inside your vagina when you are pregnant so the baby can hear the music clearly. “By placing a speaker inside the vagina, we overcome the barrier formed by the abdominal wall and the baby can hear sounds with almost as much intensity and clarity as when emitted,” the site continues.

  1. This is positively disgusting and you are just asking for a bacterial infection.
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  3. It has been proven in many studies that developing fetuses need no stress or noise while in utero. Putting music up your hoo-ha could actually disrupt neural development. Think about it, you’re developing and you hear some fucking noise when you’re just trying to sleep and grow. Sounds annoying as fuck to me. Don’t be fooled by the nonsense of more neurons created during music. It’s just to sell you shit, like vagina speakers and fake FUPAs.

 

Leaving you on a positive note. I hope you take the time to appreciate this video, because we all want to be hip hop as fuck. Are you hip hop AF

Grab ‘Em By the Pocket!

Apparently another march is being organized entitled a “A Day Without Women”. Its premise is to skip work and show how important we are. I think this is a horrible idea as a mother of a child who was in the NICU, PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON YOUR POSTS! Do not punish everyone for a minority, that’s not what we’re about. Teachers! Doctors! Lawyers! Day Care! LIQUOR STORE OWNERS! We need you.

And assuming many women can’t afford to split from work for a day. It is too much to ask for in these judgemental times. Huff Post link to article regarding March.

What I think is hell of a great idea is a Day Without Women Spending  a GOD-DAMNED DIME!

Most women have all the power in their households. Sorry if that offends you. If you have been reading my blog then you have seen a trend of me stating over and over that all power is in the mighty dollar. (Ignore spiritual shit, that shit isn’t going to get us Equal rights and access to safe Healthcare.) We are the ones that spend the money, whether we work or not.

I’m sure there is a percentage of you that have SAHD and the moms go to work (I’d assume most of those families are libs anyway and would be for women’s rights anyway so you’re included in this power). But in general. Women do most of the spending. Don’t believe me?

Forbes agrees with me.  I highly encourage you to read this article and remind yourself of how powerful you really are. I’ll go over it quick for you:

  • “Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing”
  • Multiplier effect – we not only purchase for ourselves but are usually purchasing for others.
  • Gender “is the most powerful determinant of how we see the world and everything in it”
  • Doesn’t matter who makes the money, what matters is who’s spending it. TAKE NOTE.
  • Women also make up a huge portion of the labor force.
  • Women are taking control of their reproductive rights, thus in turn, gives us power to spend money elsewhere.
  • Women around the world are more similar than different
  • Women tend to have higher service expectations with regard to customer service.

Everything is run by money. I constantly emphasize being a smart consumer, research your product. Research who you are purchasing from. Btw here is link to all Trump affiliated brands that I mentioned in a previous post.

No one is perfect and we can’t “boycott” everything. But by doing your research, buying smarter, money will be passed around to the right pots. Trends will be noted. Do you know what Analytics is? Ever wonder why when you go on Amazon and look for an item, you suddenly see ads for that item all over favorite sites? Companies invest a lot of their resources in studying what you want. So if you are smart about you want, you can drive the market.
Sounds complicated because it takes work. Happy fulfilled lives take effort. You will feel good about what you are doing, have better products, and change the world.

Remember, princess Melania could give two shits, she’s already wasting tons of taxpayer money on top of her stay in NY. She already refuses to do her job, but she’s not gonna get “fired”. As a result of Melania’s laziness and not-give-a-fuckedness, tours of the White House have been suspended.

I’m going to try to go back to being funny again. It’s been tough. Thank god for Melissa McCarthy and Spicer and SNL.

 

 

This Week in Memes

It’s been a tough week. Regardless of what side you’re on. So I’ve decided to do what I do best. Talk about my feelings. Through memes.

Watching the Inauguration was kind of boring. GW though, never fails to deliver.

Melania’s body language was hard to ignore. I’ve now started following this brilliant account. We have 4 years. I’m sure it can only get better. Feminist Melania’s Twitter

People are really pissed about that FB post bitch Cindy or Cathy or whomever she is (I call her #Becky….bc that is who she is, isn’t she) and how she’s proud not to march and how ungrateful the marchers are and what about Guatemala and the Congo, blah blah cackle cackle. To her I say: 

Shes doesn’t get it and I’m not going to bore you with why she sucks other than: women march and protest so she could have the freedom to bitch about it. I didn’t march, but still support the ladies that do. Putting them down in some treatise and being proud of it makes you look like this: 

I mean come on. 

So I laugh.

And stick to my convictions.

Know how I still feel.

And just take it one day at a time.

Trash Talking Trash

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So this is the famous image that has all the righties with their tighties in a bunch. Before I even looked it up I knew it was a statement left in front of Trump Towers and not just random shit everywhere. It even looks organized.

Snopes did a little research on it as well.

Even the National Park Service gave the marchers props.

Regardless, one might fairly argue that a form of protest involving the dumping of litter on the ground for others to clean up is an unseemly one. However, the National Park Service noted that, overall, the crowds at both events (i.e., the inauguration and the Women’s March) were “tidier” than those of previous years:

The cleanup continues on the National Mall following the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

The National Park Service has been working to get the area back to its original condition, removing trash, taking down the fencing and pulling up the decking for the recent activities.

“We’ve had our maintenance team out there since last night when they already did a pass,” National Park Service spokeswoman Emily Linroth said Saturday. “Today, they are really going through with a fine tooth comb and picking up what’s left. They do this every July Fourth, so they are pros at it.”

This time around, officials say, visitors were tidier than prior years. Linroth says so far, the cleanup is going well.

“Fortunately, a lot of people, even though, the trash cans were full, have stacked the trash neatly as close to the trash cans as they could get them, so that is making our job easier,” Linroth said.

Unfortunately, THIS isn’t enough. *eyeroll*trash

I am so proud of everyone who participated in the Women’s March. I, personally, did not march (per my previous article), but as stated I 1000000000% support the protests and marches.

We are under a shit ton of scrutiny and putting your trash in the trash bin, around it, or near it isn’t enough. Which is why it is so important to pick up your trash. Everything. To my surprise (and then lack of) I found the complaint on a Facebook post of someone I went to highschool with. It then it turned into a highschool reunion of shit talking and complaints. I find no fault in finding trash disgusting, because it is. But what was funny was that most appalled bitches were the very girls in high school that were in cheerleading and teepeeing people’s houses.

 LOL No wonder I floated and didn’t really clique with them and smoked weed instead (and got straight A’s and a full scholarship so fuck off).

Please just keep track of ALL of it. Everything you fucking came with, bring it home with you. Candy wrappers, juice boxes, bring bags for your dirty diapers, take your signs home, all of it. Do NOT give these fucktards a reason to invalidate the hard work you are doing. It’s not fair. We know that other protests have left messes, got violent, looted. No matter what we do, it is not good enough. So CHIN UP. Prides up.

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I’ve been to Burning Man a few times and the principle philosophy is leave shit as you found it. No MOOP. No Matter OUT OF PLACE. If you brought it, you take it back with you. LEAVE NO TRACE. I URGE YOU TO OPEN THIS LINK.

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Shit, even if we have to put on our Sunday best to get respect, do it. But don’t fucking litter….and obviously, don’t break any laws and make us look out of control or like lunatics.

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The most important thing to take away is, you don’t need to leave trash to make a statement. YOU MADE THE STATEMENT ALL OVER THE WORLD. Leaving dog shit on his lawn after showing him all day what a piece of shit he is all day just isn’t necessary.

I realize it’s gonna be hard. We can do this in a dignified way that will gave the haters nothing to say but….alternative facts.

Say it loud ladies. Say it right.

Why I Am Not Marching, My Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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I swear I am not a traitor, please don’t hate me. I fully support all the ladies and protesters marching in the Women’s March today. But that is not how I want to or choose to protest. Instead of protesting by marching and yelling and holding up signs, I am going to use the power of my mind and dollar to fight corruption. I am going to do research, and even do some of the research for you so you can be the most effective protester you can be, be it on the street or from home. MY revolution will not be televised.

If you’ve read my other blog posts, I am not a fan of our now president. I am opinionated. And if you know me personally, I am loud and do stand up for rights. But today I want to do things differently. I agree the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but we have been screaming our heads off and crying for thousands of years. I’m done. They (the paternalistic society) are not getting any more of my energy. I am done screaming, I am done crying, I am done putting my body at risk for others. I am going to hurt them more than anyone can, with money. Because in the end this is what it is all about.

I AM A POWERFUL CONSUMER AND SO ARE YOU. So first off, I am done shopping for extra shit. Shit I don’t need. Why, because all those cheap trinkets and replacement clothes you buy, that new outfit you don’t need and closet you fill, is supporting the very companies you voted against. Name brands. GO FUCK YOURSELF. Melania handing a Tiffany box to Michelle. That was a fucking commercial to spend money, and you too can be beautiful and regal if you save all your fucking money for a blue box.

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Remember the Montgomery Bus Boycott? IMO Boycotts have initiated much more political and social change. Boycott the brands that our new statesmen are affiliated with or own. First off, don’t stay at a Trump hotel or buy a Trump product. Fuck you Ivanka. Fuck you Melania.

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I know many of you have certain opinions of me, and probably think I’m a hypocrite for not going. I have a long list of things I have done for women’s and children’s rights, much of which has probably exacerbated my mental illness. But just like today, I don’t feel like yelling it out. I completely respect and encourage all women, people, everyone to protest in whatever way they find most effective for themselves. But if anything, don’t just do nothing. Do something if you want your life to change.

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I am so glad the sun is finally out. It’s been weeks. Today instead of marching, I am picking up my ethical meat and eggs from Seven Sons, putting on my Patagonia vest and spending this rare 50 degree sunny day with my 2 year old, who will only be 2 years old once in this lifetime. Big ups to you marching ladies.

Fuck them. I’m not yelling any more.

Here is a list of successful boycotts, someone did it for me.

List of Goldman Sachs affiliates

List of Cabinet pics so far

I’m going to be generous and go through each pick and show you what they are affiliated with, you can do this with ANYONE. I encourage you. Look up their affiliates and you can go deeper into what brands are affiliated. What products are YOU BUYING TO SUPPORT THESE JAG OFFS?!

If you truly want change, do this for everyone you ever vote for again, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY VOTE during grassroots elections. Because this is how we got here.

OUR POWER IS IN THE VOTE AND IN THE POCKETBOOK 

Don’t turn a blind eye to the products you are purchasing. You don’t NEED much. WE CAN DO THIS IF WE STAND TOGETHER AND CHANGE OUR PHILOSOPHIES, not scream our heads off every time we get mad. It’s too late. He’s in office. Let’s really do something.

Defense

James N. Mattis

Confirmed

Mattis is the Davies family distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California.

Homeland Security

John F. Kelly

Confirmed

QUESTIONED PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S DECISION TO OPEN COMBAT JOBS TO WOMEN.

Atty. General

Jeff Sessions

From 1995 to 2016, the corporations employing donors who gave the most to his campaign were the Southern Company utility firm, Balch & Bingham law firm, Drummond Company coal mining firm, Collazo Enterprises, and Vulcan Materials.

State

Rex W. Tillerson

EXXON CEO, Has ties to Russia and the Middle East, is a trustee for the Center for Strategic and International  Studies and the American Petroleum Institute and a member for the Business Roundtable.

(from wiki)

Salary $27.2 million (2015)[1]
Net worth $245 million

Transportation

Elaine L. Chao

THIS BITCH IS MARRIED TO MITCH McCONNELL!!! Many of her sisters are married to Wall Street titans. Her father owns Foremost group and financially supports McConnells campaigns.

Housing

Ben Carson

Has written 6 best selling books published by Zondervan (and international Christian Co)

C.I.A.

Mike Pompeo

Founded Thayer Aerospace and Private Security and President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment company

Top Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte

Contributor Total Indivs
Koch Industries $71,100 $61,100
General Mills $15,200 $5,200
AT&T Inc $12,500 $0
Textron Inc $12,010 $2,010

Interior

Ryan Zinke

Zinke formed Continental Divide International, his family members run the company. Formed the consulting company On Point Montana. Zinke served on the board of the oil pipeline company QS Energy (formerly Save the World Air).

Top Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte

Contributor Total Indivs
Oasis Petroleum $20,200 $20,200
Blessey Marine Service $18,400 $8,400
Eye of the Tiger PAC $13,000 $0
Yellowstone Bank $13,000

Education

Betsy DeVos

Heir to the Amway direct sales fortune, major donor to conservative political campaigns and social causes.

U.N.

Nikki R. Haley

Family owns Exotica International, a successful clothing company. Bitch is pro-life and wants you to look at the US before termination and have to wait 24 hours.

Health

Tom Price

Top  Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte

Contributor Total PACs
Mimedx Group $21,800 $10,000
Woodbranch Investments $15,000 $0
Resurgens Orthopaedics $13,750 $0
Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic $13,000 $0

E.P.A.

Scott Pruitt

OK General who sued the EPA. In bed with most of the energy industry. It was hard to find specific names. top donors

Commerce

Wilbur Ross

Rothschild Investments, casinos owned by Trump, WL Ross & Co, International Steel Group, International Textile Group, International Automotive Components Group, International Coal Group, Turnaround Management Association, Brookings Institution, Yale School of Mgmt,

Treasury

Steven Mnuchin

Was Trump’s top fundraiser. Goldman Sachs, One West , founded RatPac-Dune Entertainment,

If you watch and pay for these movies or anything affiliated with them, you support this guy, FUCKED UP RIGHT! This isn’t easy. (info per Wikipedia) :

Year Title Notes
2014 The Lego Movie executive producer
Winter’s Tale executive producer
Edge of Tomorrow executive producer
This Is Where I Leave You executive producer
Annabelle executive producer
Inherent Vice executive producer
American Sniper executive producer
2015 Run All Night executive producer
Get Hard executive producer
Mad Max: Fury Road executive producer
Entourage executive producer
Vacation executive producer
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. executive producer
Black Mass executive producer
The Intern executive producer
Pan executive producer
Our Brand Is Crisis executive producer
In the Heart of the Sea executive producer
2016 How to Be Single executive producer
Midnight Special executive producer
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice executive producer
Keanu executive producer
The Conjuring 2 executive producer
Central Intelligence executive producer
The Legend of Tarzan executive producer
Lights Out executive producer
Suicide Squad executive producer
Sully executive producer
Storks executive producer
The Accountant executive producer
Rules Don’t Apply producer
Collateral Beauty executive producer
2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie

He donated over $120,000 to political organizations, PACs, politicians, and political parties according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The election campaigns of Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney were among those to which he donated money.[36] Mnuchin said most of those donations were favors for friends.[19]

During June to September 2016, Mnuchin made several contributions to the Republican Party, Donald Trump, and Paul Ryan. He donated over $400,000 to the Republican Party, over $5,000 to each of Paul Ryan‘s and Donald Trump’s campaigns. Earlier in 2016, Mnuchin had donated $4,000 to DemocratsKamala Harris and Michael Wildes according to the Center for Responsive Politics

Energy

Rick Perry

Boardmember of Energy Transfer Partnersowner of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Top Contributors:

Ryan LLC $209,300
Murray Energy $115,054
USAA $64,500
Contran Corp $50,000
Ernst & Young $48,600
Clayton Williams Energy $46,300
Occidental Petroleum $41,000
Allen, Boone et al $35,000
Primoris Services $32,500
Locke Lord LLP $30,750
Friedkin Companies $30,500
Station Casinos $30,000

Small Business

Linda McMahon

WWE (that’s wrestling LOL). Get REAL and Smackdown Your Vote. Titan Sports, Special Olympics (betting a family member is special and this is why she cares).

O.M.B.

Mick Mulvaney

Top  Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte

Contributor Total PACs
NVR Inc $16,200 $0
Capital Corp $14,100 $0
Element Electronics $13,500 $0
CM Tucker Lumber Companies $12,800 $0

Labor

Andrew F. Puzder

CKE Restaurants : Carl’s Jr. and Hardees (*puke). National Advisory Board of Washington University School of Law. director of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors, member of the Job Creators Network.

D.N.I.

Dan Coats

Helped write ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and member of The Fellowship, an informal and highly-secretive association of Christian lawmakers.

Top 5 Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte

Contributor Total Indivs PACs
Cancer Treatment Centers of America $18,800 $18,800 $0
Free State PAC $15,000 $0 $15,000
American Electric Power $11,000 $1,500 $9,500
Barnes & Thornburg $10,000 $9,000 $1,000
Heartland Values PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000

U.S. Trade Rep.

Robert Lighthizer

Working with Peter Navarro, who has written books arguing that the U.S. must be tougher on China when it comes to trade, including: Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, The Coming China Wars, and Death by China

Agriculture

Sonny Perdue  AgriculturePerdue Partners, an exporter of U.S. goods with three people he appointed to state positions while serving as governor, who was on the board of the Georgia Ports Authority. He does not own Perdue chicken as one would think.

Veterans

David J. Shulkin

Per Wikipedia: Residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. President and Chief Executive Officer oBeth Israel Medical Center in New York CityPresident of Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System accountable Care Organization. Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Shulkin has been the editor of Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and Hospital Physician, and has been on the editorial boards of several journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association. He founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, Inc a consumer-oriented information service.

C.E.A.

Do not require Senate confirmation

Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus

Michael Best & Friedrich

Appointed

Chief Strategist

Stephen K. Bannon

Goldman Sachs, Bannon & Co. t Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona, Breitbart News, he’s a filmographer as well *eyeroll

Senior adviser

Jared Kushner

Ivanka’s husband (aka nepotism and token Jew) .

Per Wikipedia: principal owner of the real estate holding anddevelopment company Kushner Companies and of Observer Media, publisher of the weekly, on-line New York Observer. 666 5th Ave. Vornado Family Trust

Appointed

Nat. Sec. Adviser

Michael T. Flynn

Flynn is the author of The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, co-authored with Michael Ledeen, which was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2016 has been paid by Turkish money laundered through a Dutch company to lobby on behalf of the Turkish government. The Flynn Intel Group

Appointed

Homeland Security Adviser

Thomas P. Bossert

Civil Defense Solutions, Atlantic Council‘s Cyber Security Initiative,

Nonresident Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Appointed

Counselor

Kellyanne Conway

CEO of The Polling Company Inc./Woman Trend, Wirthlin GroupLuntz Research Companies, Conway’s clients have included Vaseline, American Express and HasbroWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

co-authored What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live

Appointed

Regulatory Czar

Carl Icahn

Per Wikipedia:

Founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products. 

Icahn has held substantial or controlling positions in many corporations, including RJR Nabisco, TWA, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom,Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field’s, E-II (Culligan and Samsonite), American Can, USX, Marvel Comics, Revlon,Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster,Kerr-McGee, Time Warner, Netflix, Motorola, and Herbalife.

Appointed

White House Counsel

Donald F. McGahn II

Former member of the United States Federal Election Commission

Appointed

Trade Czar

Peter Navarro

Per Wikipedia: Navarro’s work has appeared in Barron’s, Business Week, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and The Journal of Business.[4]

He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and radio, BBC, CNN, NPR, and Marketplace. He is a contributor toCNBC and has appeared on 60 Minutes.[4] He also writes investment articles for thestreet.com

Written books arguing that the U.S. must be tougher on China when it comes to trade, including: Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, The Coming China Wars, and Death by China

Appointed

Press Secretary

Sean Spicer

Endeavor Global Strategies, married to Rebecca Claire Miller, a television producer, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. Spicer worked in television news, spending many years producing the evening news broadcast for an ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. She was working this job when she married Sean on on November 13th, 2004 at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Her other TV jobs have included positions at KTRK in Houston, WTNH in New Haven, WVTM in Birmingham, and CNN in Atlanta.

Appointed

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