As we debate healthcare, neither party advocates the change we really need.

You know how politicians often use the phrase “to change hearts and minds”? It usually refers to something that they’ve basically given up on or that which they don’t want to expend their political capital on. And this phrase is often used as a cop-out to suggest that “it takes years to change hearts and minds.” In other words, there isn’t much they can do with legislation since people’s deeply held convictions (or prejudices) must first transform.

Well, a miracle has happened. People’s hearts and minds have changed toward health care. And it didn’t even take very long. Years ago, the tea party republicans took to the streets to protest Obamacare. Even though health care costs were (and still are after the ACA) the #1 cause of bankruptcy in this country, these nuts did not see any need for reform. The tea partiers had actually been deceived by grass roots looking websites with home-y, burlap backgrounds which spoke out against reform. These websites were actually bankrolled by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. Now why would oil billionaires care about insurance? That’s easy! What did Trump’s last plan propose? That we cut services and subsidies so that we’d have more money to cut taxes for the wealthiest.

Trump’s plan not only failed, it got angry voters across the country up in the faces of their reps in Congress, shouting them down any time they proposed repealing Obamacare. South Carolina voters yelled at Lindsey Graham, “It’s your last term!” when he claimed he’d repeal the ACA. Similar boisterous scenes played out in red state town halls nationwide, and taking your lawmakers to task is a healthy sign of democracy in action. This is where hearts and minds have completely changed, and it proves that Republican leaders are out of step with Republican voters. These voters are now railing at their representatives that they need the healthcare reforms which the black, muslim, socialist president provided. (PS: I know that Obama was neither muslim or a socailist–but that’s what they called him.) That same healthcare which GOP leaders claimed they’d turn into Obama’s Waterloo! Ironically, the ACA and it’s modest reforms may now become the Waterloo of Republican lawmakers seeking to repeal it. Hearts and minds have been completely changed. If nothing else, let the nonsense Trump suggests to define what it is we like and dislike about the government’s role in our lives. Let’s also take note the GOP voters are not always governed by common sense–they voted for a guy whose big ticket item was repealing Obamacare. When he tried to repeal it, they went nuts nationwide because they can’t afford to have it repealed.

Democrats are busy slamming Trump’s health care proposals sending out lists of all conditions which would not be covered by it. It’s very easy to slam your opponent–especially an opponent like Trump who is mired in controversy and possibly mentally unbalanced. But does constantly slamming Trump and letting him and his crazy ideas self-destruct remind you of anything? That was Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy. And it failed miserably. Yet democrats stupidly refuse to define themselves by anything other than attacks on Trump. (See: Russia.) Where are the Democrats claiming we need single payer or a public option, to catch up to the rest of the world which pays a little more in taxes and no monthly premiums at all? Dem stalwarts Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi has just gone on record claiming that the single payer has no place in the democratic platform. (Feinstein will be primaries as a result, but the crooked DNC will surely pour a fortune into her campaign coffers to ensure that no progressive beats her.) And they’re both of these Congress women are from liberal California!

It is only the few Berniecrats, who the Democratic Party at large is trying to squash, who support single payer. Meanwhile, rising stars like Corey Booker vote down Sanders’ proposals for cheaper drugs, proving that democrats work harder for those who grease their palms rather than those who elect them. Are there voters in either party who don’t desire cheaper drugs? Democrats have had an excellent opportunity, in the face of the monstrous Trump, to prove that they are progressive. With Hillary’s VP pick, with the new DNC head, with party leaders refuting single payer as a direction they’re prepared to go in and half a dozen democrats voting against cheaper meds, the party leadership is doing exactly what Republican Party leaders are doing: the opposite of what their voters want.

Obama was no different. While the ACA was a step in the right direction, Obama ignored single payer, despite the fact that democrats controlled both houses of Congress at the beginning of his presidency and 80% of democrats supported single payer. But Obama was too busy counting bribes from the big Pharma and the insurance industry to do what those who voted him wanted. Now I’m sure Obama apologists will cry “But he could never have gotten single payer through Congress.” No, not if he never tried. And do you ever go to the bargaining table with the very least you’ll settle for? (The ACA is essentially Romneycare, crafted by a GOP governor of the blue state Massachusetts.) No, you go with a public option or Medicaid For All–which 80% of those who voted for you wanted. Then you negotiate from that very strong position. Sadly, both democrats and republicans seem hell-bent on ignoring their supporters. The GOP wants Trumpcare because it leaves more money to cut taxes on the wealthiest. Perhaps the democrats only want to preserve Obama’s modest reforms so they can also keep taxes on the wealthiest low.

Doesn’t anyone remember that tape of Mitt Romney caught on tape when he ran against Obama in which he called everyone from vets to seniors to students receiving aid “takers”? Obama acted outraged and claimed that if elected, he’d prove that he was a candidate of the “takers” and workers and raise taxes on everyone who made $250,000 and up. He got elected and immediately switched that to those making $400,000 and up. If you have no money, your voice is ignored–regardless of what you are told during election season. (See: Flint and union rights under Obama’s presidency.)

While we are possessed by denouncing the influence of Russian oligarchs in our election, do we have no concern about the oligarchs in our own country which poison so many policies against voters? Our oligarchs are the pharmaceutical and insurance industry, big oil, guns, and the war machine. The Obamas, Clintons, Feinsteins, Pelosis and Corey Bookers don’t want single payer or even cheaper drugs for one reason: they’ve been bribed by the very industries whose profits a public option would threaten. Democrats have left progress behind, so a new party must emerge which is truly progressive and less corrupt. Nice try, Bernie. But with the Feinsteins, Pelosis and Schumers at the helm, you’ll never reform the Democratic Party from within. Corporate democrats care more about bribes which benefit them than they do policies which would benefit most of us–including an insurance system which works in almost every other industrial country which neither party in this country supports. So I’ll let members of our two corrupt parties quarrel while I focus on progress. Trump’s healthcare reforms proved that even GOP voters are more progressive than anyone imagined. If democrats don’t seize on this moment for state-run healthcare which even conservative Hillary Clinton claimed was the way to go in the 90s, they are a dying party which stands for little. Which might explain why democrats have been losing since Obama was elected: the White House, both houses of Congress and 2/3rds each of state senates and governships. But please don’t ever mention what democrats are consistently getting wrong. It’s a big part of why they have been losing like for almost a decade, and why they may well continue to do so.

A snippet of Andy Cohen’s Then & Now, which premiered on Bravo last night.

It re-airs this Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. I know I’m not the only “girl” out there who thinks Andy is a cutie!

This gave me a giggle. Snow White reminds me of Manila Luzon!

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African club kids!

Interesting…..

I performed in Chicago recently and was told by a resident that either the city or state is thinking of legalizing weed–because it has made Colorado and California such a fortune in tax revenue. I’d like to see it legal nationwide, but I find it very interesting that all the moral objections to it and claims that it’s a gateway drug go out the window when there’s money to be made from it.

Trans-Jester! hits Portland’s Aladdin Theater May 25th!

“Forget Hamilton Get Tickets To Lady Bunny’s Naughty New Show” – NaughtyGossip, NYC

“A scream for sanity from the nastiest, most big-hearted comic performer around.” – John Cameron Mitchell

“A gag-worthy show you can’t miss.” – Huffington Post Gay Voices

DON’T MISS THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRANS-JESTER! In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her repertoire to include some insightful social commentary. Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we’re all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we “evolve.” Sometimes, Bunny feels, that we’re evolving away from common sense!

While Bunny shies away from politics in this performance–because one train wreck on stage per night is enough and we all need a break from this toxic election–she doesn’t shy away from gender politics and the new pronoun we’re forced to learn every time Will Smith’s son puts on a dress. After Caitlyn Jenner reached out to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to become his “trans ambassador”, Bunny feels that it’s time for the gloves to come off. You don’t want to miss Bunny doing Cait’s twisted version of “My Favorite Things”.

Theater queens rejoice! In her loooooong career in nightclubs, Bunny has never delved much into show tunes, but in Trans-Jester, Bunny brings it on home with a show-stopping finale featuring two classics from Gypsy and Follies. The eclectic evening also resurrects songs by country star Lynn Anderson, Millie Jackson and even an original tune which pokes fun at the dating life of whatever sex it is you want to call this “Lady.”

Please note: This show is raunchy. Not politically correct by definition–that’s the whole point. So if that’s not your cup of tea, you should honestly skip it. Or prepare to grab a drink and laugh, cheer and possibly even be challenged by a salty old kook who isn’t afraid to express herself from a viewpoint which is often unique.

MORE INFO: http://www.qurbmagazine.com/drag-legend-lady-bunny-coming-portland/

 

Political correctness gone wild…again.

These PC types are too much. I would love to know, especially from my trans friends, if they feel this joke demeans them as this tweet suggests that it does. To me, it falls more in the realm of the absurd than any malice against trans people or the process of transitioning. Because Trump isn’t transitioning–so it’s just a whimsical joke.

I wonder why they didn’t jump in to defend Beyonce, who is the butt of the joke referring to a “visual album.”. I imagine that KFC is fine to lampoon since Colonel Sanders is a cisgendered, privileged white man. Sheesh!

Bun-Bun appearing in the Venice Bienniale in Charles Atlas’s The Waning Of Justice: a review

 

Congrats to video artist Charles Atlas for getting his work The Waning Of Justice featuring me in the Venice Bienniale. One reviewer had this to say:

“I don’t understand where the greed that is causing the war, I don’t understand where the greed that is killing the planet (the only planet that we have to live on) is coming from (…) I don’t understand where the desire to oppress comes from, but it happens in every layer of our society,” Lady Bunny states.

“There really is an agenda to prevent us from being peaceful and prosperous. Because peace does not make as much money for the people in power (…) Unless we mobilize (…) unless we stand up and say ‘No, you are not going to oppress us — No, you are not going to take our money to go and fight a war with it — No, you are not going to racially profile us — No, you are not going to rape us — No, you are not going to dictate what goes on in our vagina. Until we actually stand up to them, they’re just going to keep away with murder. (…) It has really become insane and no one is talking about peace. I don’t want to live in a world without peace.”

A final work, “Chai” features a huge digital clock counting down from 18 minutes to zero (the number of minutes it takes the suns to set). Ominous music accompanies this section of the video, but then Lady Bunny appears on the screen, her massive blonde hairdo filling it.

In her fake eyelashes and glamorously kitsch outfits, Lady Bunny uncannily becomes more credible and reliable than today’s politicians, as she erupts in an infectious disco anthem, almost apocalyptically announcing the joyful end of our sad world.

 

MORE:  http://irenebrination.typepad.com/irenebrination_notes_on_a/2017/05/charles-atlas-venice-biennale.html

“The Donald Trump Prayer” is a hoot!

Let us bow our heads for Pres***** Donald Trump! I'm praying for a mighty wave of impeachment over him and some of his foul cabinet members!#sharethispost #tagafriend #ritabrentcomedy #ritabrentprayers #donaldtrump #thewhitehouse

Posted by Rita Brent on Friday, May 12, 2017

New interview with Huffingtonpost.com

HUFFPO: Lady Bunny Sounds Off On Donald Trump And Political Correctness

“If this presidential election was any indication, we need more brutally honest dialogues, not fewer.”

“Reality TV rewards train wreck behavior, and we’ve foolishly accepted reality stars and their world as real,” Bunny told HuffPost. “Real housewives don’t sit at martini lunches and snatch each others’ wigs off in catfights. Real drag queens don’t cry all the time or face challenges like ‘make a dress out of newspaper in 10 minutes.’ Now we’ve got a reality TV star president with no experience. Is this a result of our society constantly rewarding train wrecks?”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lady-bunny-trump-political-correctness_us_5911ed79e4b05e1ca2022c8d

April Showers Bring May Winters? A vote on climate change.

I haven’t been home in NYC that much, but when I’m here I’ve woken up with a chill all spring Clutching at covers, wearing long sleeved t-shirts to bed, etc. Very unusual for me, since I’m typically always the one putting on the fan or the a/c first who can’t stand to be hot for one second. In NYC, there is a certain date by which landlords can legally cut off your heat, and I suppose it’s always warmed up by May. Not this year.

Of course, my hypochondriac’s interpretation of it was: “You’re getting so old that your circulation is so poor–now you’ll be grabbing that granny shawl from now on. Get used to it.” Then I spoke to a friend who’d experienced the same chills all spring, so I know it isn’t only me. Maybe you own your homes and control your own heat, but have other NYC renters noticed this?

While I may not be old enough to have the circulation blues yet, I am old enough to notice changes in weather patterns. Of course there are exceptions to trends, but never in decades of living here have I noticed a chilly May. I don’t think I’ll need to convince friends in California, a state which has recently bounced back from years of drought. North Carolina and Tennessee have experience drought conditions as well, but not so seriously that they can’t even put out fires like the ones in CA. Intense flooding in southern states, freaky storms in Asia and every year we set a new record for the highest temperatures. Climate change isn’t 100 years down the road for someone else to worry about. It’s happening to us now.

It’s sad that we have a president who refutes the vast majority of scientists whose assessment is that climate change is man made. Republicans were known for that position long before Trump. If they admit that climate change is caused by us, they’d would have to address it. I’d love to ask them: Who else could it be caused by? Who else is living here? What would the motive be for scientists to lie at their job? What other planet can we move to after we wreck this one?

In truth, Corporate democrats pass the buck on climate change as well, and our “news” reinforces it by keeping the focus solely on scandals of the moment which won’t amount to much when it’s too hot for kids to go outside and play. Scientists suggest that by 2075, it will be too hot to hold the Summer Olympics. As seismic as email scandals and p#ssy grabbing and Trump’s ties to Russia may seem to you now, I urge you to look at the bigger picture. And to take any “news” with a pinch of salt if it focuses only on the immediate–regardless of how good/riveted/alarmed that news makes you feel. Saying what makes the audience feel good is what entertainers do. It has never been the province of news.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day to the love of my life, my momma Lady Becky! A mom so sweet and so fun that she actually let’s her drag queen “daughter” put wigs and false eyelashes on her when I drag her up (literally) from Chattanooga, Tennessee. This photo was taken at Lypsinka’s birthday party a few years ago. One reporter mentioned something like “Lady Bunny was upstaged by her own 78 year old mother.” But I’ll gladly share the spotlight with mom anytime. Look at that kooky look in her eyes here! She’s a gem.

But in addition to all the fun stuff, she’s my rock. She doesn’t care if I look good, if my act’s any good or if I even have an act. She’s always been super supportive and understanding—despite the many curveballs I’ve thrown at her over the years. (You can only imagine, since I’m still a handful to this day and probably have a few more curveballs up my sleeve.) I’m very, very lucky to call this lovely lady my mom and I cherish her. Now if she would unblock my phone # I could give her a call.  Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Lady Bunny rips on Caitlyn Jenner’s I Am Cait!

Tuesdays in May at 7PM at Stonewall Inn and headed to a city near you this spring/summer.

Tuesdays in May at Stonewall Inn, 7PM. Had to turn people away last week so please reserve now!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904486

May 11th Seattle’s Egyptian Theater
http://seattle.eventful.com/events/transjester-/E0-001-102490772-5

May 18th Orlando’s Parliament House
http://www.parliamenthouse.com/event/lady-bunny-in-transjester/2017-05-20/

May 25th Portland’s Aladdin Theater
http://www.aladdin-theater.com/event/1473321-lady-bunny-trans-jester-portland/egyptian

June 5th Rehoboth’s Blue Moon
http://bluemoonrehoboth.com/blog/event/lady-bunny-4/

June 12th-July 1st London’s Soho Theatre
http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/lady-bunny-in-trans-jester/

July 5th Austin’s North Door with Christeene Vale

July 14th Fire Island’s Ice Palace with Daniel Nardicio http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2921605

July 20th Montreal’s Cabaret Mado with Luc Provost
https://www.facebook.com/CabaretMado

NYC–still packing a wallop!

Been on the road for quite a while. Always glad to be back home, even though I leave Wednesday morning. You don’t need to tell me that NYC has changed. But…..what other city would have all this going on in 1 week?

Was so happy to be home Sunday that I just laid in bed and had a three-way with a mouse and a bed bug.

I reopened my show at Stonewall Tuesday. Nice to see that crazy crew again. Every Tuesday in May at 7PM.

Howled at Nora Burns, David Ilku and Mike Albo at Joe’s Pub in Unitard: Tard Core and laughed my @ss off. Three more performances of this lunacy, so check out their all new show! I joined Jay Inkpen and a bunch of friends and asked the waiter if I could pay my check. The waitress thought I meant the whole check and a la Kim Syms, I’m too blind to see it. When everyone realized the error for me, they ended up treating ME after I had almost treated them. (I’ll have to make this “mistake” again!)

Before Joe’s, I popped in at Indochine cuz Jay said he would be eating there. The staff didn’t look like they quite wanted me to waltz through and look for him. Didn’t they all gag when their boss and my former boss at Bar D’O, hopped up and told them to get me his card. Said hi to Mickey Boardman seated with some swanky italian pals.

Saw my own italian pal Marco–leave it to me to be addicted to wigs and have a hairdresser who lives on a different continent. Thankfully, he was on a pilgrimage to NYC to rig up plenty of queens for DragCon.

That rain storm took all my smiles away on Friday, so I missed Johnny Dynell, Chi Chi Valenti and Brian Butterick’s Night of 1000 Stevies, but have seen and heard nothing but raves about the annual bash. Amber Martin sounded–dare I say better–than Stevie?

Caught Jennifer Warner visiting from Virginia way and we saw the fab Barbra Herr the opening weekend of her poignant and moving journey, TRANS-MISSION at Teatro Circulo–right next to La Mama. Really enjoyed meeting a salty lesbian friend of Jennifer’s and we laughed heartily and ate heartily after Barbra’s matinee at the still yummers Veselka. They all gagged over the borscht, as I do to this day.

GLAAD’s gala brought out Lina, Dina in some dynamite lewks and a moving speech by Billy Porter.

Skipped a Harlem screening of the new Andy Dick movie on Saturday night. They had asked me to be on a panel to discuss the film with Sherri Shepard, among others. But despite our scene together in a Michael Lucas porno in which I played Andy’s wife (!!!), I don’t really know enough about him to speak intelligently. Then again, Sherri Sheperd didn’t even know the earth was round, so perhaps I could have held my own after all.

Spun the tunes for a John Bartlett/Alan Cumming/Christina Visca’s animal rescue charity event at the Standard Hotel last night. Such a pretty space, and that view! John John, who I know from Miami via Disco 2000 via Beige, was running sound. A wonderful team of flaggers whirled their against the skyline. Let’s just say it was a moment for the cellphones. Jay Inkpen, Matthew Bank, Mark Carl Ciolli and even Buzz Kelly were seen. I’ve been carrying on with Buzz since about 1981 in Chattanooga, Tennessee! My wig glue came loose after only 3 or 4 dances, and when that happens you have 1 choice: you don’t look your best anyway, so just have a ball dancing. Someone commented on footage of me dancing that “I must be on something.” No, you must be on something. GERITOL! Your old @ss forgot how to party. I had a ball! Aggravating PETA’s Dan Mathews and his hubby Jack to the B-52s Planet Claire was a highlight.

My back punished from twirling on that marble, I hit the horribly named Yours Spa on 18th St. for that cheap, incredible massage. It’s less than $1 per minute! You know how a cat’s eyes roll back into it’s head in ecstasy when you scratch it’s sweet spot on it’s ear? After a massage thee, you practically need someone to come and pick you up like you do after surgery. I’m sure there are fancier places which use the latest oil fragrances if that floats your boat, but just ask for William at Yours Spa and you’ll thank me forever!

Grabbed a coffee this morning and bumped into John Cameron Mitchell and hairdresser to the stars Jimmy Paul in what they are calling the “AIDS Park” outside St. Vincent’s. Also ran into Ricardo Tavares and Michael Anthony Alagoon 8th Ave and chewed his ear off.

Had a salad tonight that was so healthy that I had to have fried shrimp from Tea & Sympathy’s A Salt & Battery chip shop for dessert. I know what you’re thinking: “With her figure, how could Bunny POSSIBLY enjoy fried foods?” Having a neighbor like Nicky Perry on me block always cheers me up! You’re a right ol’ scrubbah!

Do I miss the giant clubs of my youth? Sure, but for a city which has “lost it”, there sure has been a lot going on this last week. And as the weather warms up, the more time I spend strolling around, the happier I am. Please don’t spend too much time bemoaning NYC’s demise–or you might miss everything which is still here!

Oh, and Drag Queens Of Comedy hits the Play Station Theater this Saturday–starring Jackie Beat, Coco Peru, Sasha Soprano, Alaska, Willam, Peaches Christ aka Joshua Grannell, Heklina and Lady Red Couture from Hey Qween!

So you think you want kids?

I love how the little girl goes straight for his eyes!

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(For You) I’ll Wait featured on this hot mix by Jordan Trove

Listen here!

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Loving these funky, slower disco-fied new jams! This one by Cool Million

Call it funk or call it or r & b, I love it!

I’ve heard of pasta puttanesca, but this is ridiculous!

Not for the faint of heart. Definitely for the lovers of sick humor and/or porn.

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Another hot one from Kiki Kyte!

Vocalist extraordianiare Barbara Tucker turned me on to Kiki Kyte’s first hit Disco Chick. I like this one, too. Solid vocals and even a bridge, which much dance music seems to have forgotten about. And you know I like that Kiki’s trademark look is capes and roller skates. Cinco De Mayo–let’s boogie!

Unitard’s Tard Core at Joe’s Pub!

David Ilku, Nora Burns and Mike Albo made me howl with laughter last night at Joe’s Pub. As the comedy trio Unitard in their all-new show Tard Core, they effectively lampoon everything from hipsters moving to Berlin to cheesy latino lounge singers to Facebook addicts (guilty as charged!) to Ann Coulter as a phone sex operator. Their strong suit is a biting critique of what NYC has become. Never preachy, because it’s so full of clever gags. But a bit poignant as well, because they’re dead on in their assessments of how and how much things have changed. The fact is, for those of us who are still in NYC and pine for the old days, what can you do but laugh about it or leave? A running gag on Joe’s Pub itself displayed both the gang’s sense of humor and nerve. Glad these fools had a packed house on opening night. One more performance in May and two more June. Highly recommended for fans of smart, up-to-the minute comedy!

Dina, Diana and Lucy!

Best end credits ever! Dinah's "Like Hep" guests Lucille Ball and Diana Ross give the supreme treatment to Dinah's…

Posted by Jeff Macauley on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hillary’s folly

Hillary has decided that it was the James Comey letter and the Wikileaks emails which caused her to lose at the last moment. Gee, then what caused her to lose against a rookie like Obama before losing a second time to a reality star? Comey’s letter and Wikileaks weren’t leaking on her then. She’s an unlikable puppet of corporations who 60% of her own party viewed as dishonest. That’s why she lost to even a jack@ss like Trump.

CREEPY!

Scene from our latest Facebook Live video with the amazing mas…

How cute is he…she…nevermind! Scene from our latest Facebook Live video with the amazing mask maker, Landon Meier aka Hyperflesh! Check out the comments to see the full video!

Posted by Stan Winston School of Character Arts on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Trans-Jester! re-opens every Tuesday in May @TheStonewallInnNYC!

Every Tuesday in May at 7PM at The Stonewall Inn​. Opening this Tuesday! 5 shows only. It’s an intimate cabaret venue which often sells out, but there are usually a few cash only sales at the door. We like to pack ’em in. Thrilled to return to this legendary venue!

Photo by Jeff Eason​. For more info/tix:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904486

Free mammograms for NYC ladies!

NYC Ladies! Free mammograms! You never know what you’ll find so it’s better to be on the safe side. I got one last year and when I removed my bra, they found bed bugs on the socks I stuff it with. Now you may sneer at this as “free stuff”. But what is so refreshing about this is that it’s our government working for us, concerned about us, and possibly even thinking ahead to note that everyone’s insurance rates may go down a little if we detect certain ailments early. A huge thanks to them all.

Wouldn’t you love to see more of this? Wouldn’t you rather see more funds allocated to disease prevention than bombs? Last month, Brad set up a one day seminar for free legal advice. Support the politicians who support you! Cuz we know the other kind.

From State Senator Brad Hoylman: I am sponsoring a free mammogram event for women 40+ who have not had one in the past year. Annual mammograms help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage and can save lives.

On May 3rd, from 9am to 4pm, Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be parked outside Manhattan Plaza, at the South Corner of 43rd Street and 10th Avenue, to provide free mammograms. Co-Sponsors for the event include the Cancer Services Program of Manhattan, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried, and City Council Member Corey Johnson.

Appointments are required. You can RSVP by calling 800-564-6868.

Trump’s poll #s are down, but even worse numbers for Hillary if election were held today.

Hillary supporters took heart that while she isn’t in the White House, she won the popular vote. Instead, Trump went to the White House, where he’s treated us to ineptness, failed campaign promises like repealing Obamacare and draining the swamp, deportations and an attempted muslim ban, nepotism and more crazy lies and tweets. And even a couple bombs!

Yet after all of his failings, sagging poll numbers and policies which certainly don’t align with my values, a new Washpo/ABC News poll shows that if a re-do election were held today, Trump would not only win again, but Hillary would LOSE her popular vote to him. It’s only one poll, but half that data is from Washpo, a major Clinton cheerleader.

Democrats, if you’re going to put all your eggs in one basket, please try a less creaky and more trustworthy basket. We have only two political parties and only two candidates ran as democrats. The DNC cheated one of them, and tried unsuccessfully to shove Hillary down our throats. She actually lost to Trump, a reality star who has never held elected office and insulted over 1/2 the country from women to muslims to immigrants. She was even criticized after the election by Obama for not bothering to campaign in states she lost in. Many others have noted in detail, after the fact, about how ineffective her campaign was. My question to her supporters is: If she is not capable of running a winning campaign against a jack@ss like Trump, what about her inspired you or made you think she was capable? Her constant flip-flopping? Her collusion with banks which crashed our economy? Her hawkishness? Her lies?

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the country. And while the news effectively kept Bernie off the air during the campaign, now that he can make the networks ratings dollars and has no chance of winning, he’s suddenly all over the news with hour-long specials. Hmmmm.

WASHPO: “While just 4 percent of Trump’s supporters say they would back someone else if there was a redo of the election, fully 15 percent of Clinton supporters say they would ditch her. Trump leads in a re-do of the 2016 election 43 percent to 40 percent after losing the popular vote 46-44.”

MORE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/23/trump-voters-dont-have-buyers-remorse-but-some-hillary-clinton-voters-do/?utm_term=.add72dc0c2f2