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FALLING_FALLING_HEART_#1_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSONFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: first    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING FALLING FALLING HEART:

first  

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil and white paint on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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shapeshifting

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From a Croatian book of tales,

Sixty Folk-Tales from Exclusively Slavonic Sources

the fable entitled

“The she-wolf”

tells of a huge she-wolf with a habit

of turning into a woman from time to time

by taking off her skin.

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Shapeshifting

has symbolic significance,

like the Beast’s transformation in

Beauty and the Beast

demonstrates Belle’s ability

to accept him

despite his appearance.

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When a shapeshift form is taken on

involuntarily,

the thematic effect can be one of confinement and restraint;

the person is bound to the new form.

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Voluntary shapeshifting

can be a means of escape and liberation.

Even when the form is not undertaken to resemble a literal escape,

the abilities specific to the form allow

the character to act in a manner

that was previously

impossible.

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My drawings of my

TULIPS

have become

HEARTS

–  the nascent bud opening, opening,

OPENING to FULL blooming:

WONDER + AWE

 

 

Note:

the TULIP drawings

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‘bring A/ B/ C’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/1107-bring-a-b-c-catherine-l-johnson-2022-in-the-beginning-and-in-the-becoming/

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‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE‘

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/1103-whitetulip-purerespect-2022-catherine-l-johnson-redemption-song-1979-bob-marley-our-humanity/

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‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/21/1104-white-tulip-triptych-2022-catherine-l-johnson-diaries-of-a-young-poet-1929-rainer-maria-rilke-m-fairview-southdale-hospital-hallway/

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BRYAN_CATHERINE_13AUGUST2022

13 August 2022

 

SHAPESHIFT

Bryan, dear man,

was the

 YES top drawer in BIKE sales

who assisted me purchasing

my first MOUNTAIN BIKE

at

Tom Wichelmann’s BIKE SHOP.

 

BEAUTIFUL + YESSSSS

after other BIKE SHOPS directed me to tricycles!

 

Bryan’s SHAPESHIFT:

 TOP drawer in bike sales

to

EMS and FIREFIGHTER / St. Paul!

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This afternoon,

I was on TWO wheels

–  not a bike.

On a wheel + chair!

TEMPORARY!

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Our encounter

was after I had wheeled for 3.5 miles

along the Mississippi River

with my K9 Zachary

attached to the chair.

 

As I was rolling UP Broadway,

a FIRETRUCK was parked!

 

A firefighter at the wheel of the fire truck

JUMPED out

when he saw me!

BRYAN!

 

 

 

 

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in the beginning and in the becoming

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bring_A_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring A       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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bring_B_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring B       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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bring_C_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring C       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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in the beginning and in the becoming

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bring A/ B/ C

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil and erasures on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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Note:

‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE‘

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/1103-whitetulip-purerespect-2022-catherine-l-johnson-redemption-song-1979-bob-marley-our-humanity/

 

 

Deep listening is an act of surrender.

 

We risk being changed by what we hear.

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The CHANDELIER drawing  Catherine L. Johnson  2006

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For further information on ‘The Chandelier Drawing’, please click on link below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/the-chandelier-drawings-you-can-cage-the-singer-but-not-the-song-this-is-dedicated-to-all-who-have-been-shut-down-andor-shut-out-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing/

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TAKETHECROWN_USCONSTITUTION_22JAN2021_CATHERNELJOHNSON_WPTAKETHECROWN:usCONSTITUTION                    Catherine L. Johnson 2021

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For further information on ‘TAKETHECROWN’, please click on link below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/983-we-the-people-prevailed-takethecrownusconstitution-catherine-l-johnson-2021/

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Deep listening is an act of surrender.

We risk being changed by what we hear.

Listening does not grant the other side legitimacy.

It grants them humanity—and preserves our own.

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Courageous Listening

https://cac.org/daily-meditations/courageous-listening-2022-07-26/

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Joni Mitchell @ Newport 24 July 2022!

SUBLIME!

 

2022

AMERICAN

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Summer Laughingstock Theater

presenting

#45 🍊’s cuck·oo·ing COUP!

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What the January 6 Committee Might Have Been: News: The Independent  InstituteCASTING CREW

aka

🇺🇸 Congress’ Columbo / Luther / Jane Tennison / Cassie Stuart

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AUDITIONS!!!

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#45 🍊 aka DJ Trump

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Audio: Trump says he spoke to a 'loving crowd' at Jan. 6 rally - The  Washington Post

 

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More outtakes from Trump’s Jan. 7 speech

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/22/trump-jan-6-speech-outtakes-bloopers-satire/

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Josh Hawley aka PUMP fist then PUMP flee

 

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Josh Hawley is selling a "not a pro-riot mug," which also is a copyright  violation | Boing Boing

 

 

Jan. 6 video shows cowardly Josh Hawley running from rioters | The Kansas  City Star

Top 30 Muybridge GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

 

VERSATILITY:

solidarity for #45🍊’s armed base

becomes

OMG here come the #45🍊’s armed base

Hawley’s concession stand merch and  Hawley’s concession FLEEEEEEE

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Diet Dr. Pepper and Sidney Powell

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Dr Pepper Goes Viral for Unintentional 'Product Placement' During Sidney  Powell's Jan. 6 Hearing

 

Lawyer Sidney Powell takes a drink from a can of Diet Dr Pepper during her video deposition on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

 

SPONSORSHIP!

CHUG, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUGGING for Dr. Pepper sponsorship

– a non-consensual product placement.

GR8 audition of HOW TO GASLIGHT

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Steve Bannon aka #45🍊’s 2shirted ‘WHISPERER’

Bannon's escape plan: how the Trump strategist is trying to dodge prison |  Steve Bannon | The Guardian

scary and scary

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guilty of contempt for defying January 6 committee subpoena

 

 Steve and his 2shirts were indicted by a federal grand jury in November

after he blew off October deadlines

for producing the documents and testimony

the committee had subpoenaed. 

 

No #45🍊 executive privilege for Steve Ban On.

Oopsy daisy, Steve

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Rudy Giuliani aka pussy catsI will drink to that’

Rudy Giuliani Cites Hilariously Discredited '2000 Mules' Film As Reason He  Can't Be Disbarred - Above the LawAbove the LawX

 

 

#45🍊’s lexicon with lots of meanings

Gifs

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187 minutes

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NO SHOW

to the

 January 6, 2021

🇺🇸PRESIDENTIAL🇺🇸

ACCOUNTABILITY + ACTION

audition!

 

 

The period of a little more than

 THREE HOURS

as the #45🍊 rioters aka domestic terrorists

unfolded in the US Capitol 

that the House select committee has argued that

#45🍊was derelict

in his presidential duties and his presidential oath

to uphold the Constitution

and

CALL OFF HIS COUP.

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AUDITIONS TBC in SEPTEMBER!!!

I nominate a collaboration of:

SPIKE LEE and JANE CAMPION

as

director, screenwriter, and producer

4 the FALL + PLUNDERING GRACE SEASON!

 

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THANK YOU

Jan. 6 committee hearing Monday features 'big lie' testimony | wusa9.com

IMPORTANT information: https://january6th.house.gov/

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2016 audience fox tv rocky horror picture show movie theater trending #GIF  on #Giphy via #IFTTT http://gph.is/2dtJzXr | Fox tv, Rocky horror, Rocky  horror picture

 

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WHITE_TULIP_TRIPYCH_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WP

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original drawings:

‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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white Pablo Caran d’Ache pencil on heavyweight archival periwinkle blue paper

Each original drawing measures:

26″H x 18.5″W

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HALLWAY_FAIRVIEW
The original drawings will be scanned and translated into exclusive, site-specific, custom fine art prints.
Each fine art print for the

WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH

will measure:

33”H x 23”W

 

The final presentation, the framed works, will each measure:

40″H x 30″W

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INSTALLATION SITE:  left side M/Fairview Southdale Hospital HALLWAY

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WHITE_TULIP_FARLEFT_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON

 

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original drawings:

‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

 

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE

 

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE

 

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE

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Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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The white tulip is a symbol for purity, innocence, forgiveness and respect.

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white paint and graphite pencil on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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WHITETULIP_pureRESPECT_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT        Catherine L. Johnson 2022

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WHITETULIP_purePURE_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON‘WHITETULIP: purePURE        Catherine L. Johnson 2022

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WHITETULIP_pureATONE_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE       Catherine L. Johnson 2022

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WHITETULIP_pureINNOCENCE_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WP‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE  Catherine L. Johnson 2022

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“Redemption Song”

Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

[Guitar break]

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom

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circa 1979

Bob Marley – writer, vocals, acoustic guitar and production

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redemption_Song

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When

integrity is a respected value

and

when practiced as

the Golden Rule,

America can be a democracy

and

our relationships’ pure humanity

can be

our HOPE

and

our REDEMPTION.

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original drawings:

‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

2022

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/05/19/1094-white-tulips-2022-catherine-l-johnson-replacement-breakout-leaving-cloistered-life-2day/

 

WHITEWASH

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HUMANITY_WHITEWASH_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2013_17NOV2016_WPHUMANITY Portfolio: WHITEWASH                               Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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WHYTHETRUTH

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WHYTHETRUTH_#1_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPWHYTHETRUTH #1        Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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WHYTHETRUTH_#2_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPWHYTHETRUTH #2        Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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WHYTHETRUTH_#3_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPWHYTHETRUTH #3        Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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WHYTHETRUTH_#4_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPWHYTHETRUTH #4        Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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WHYTHETRUTH

#1/ #2/ #3/ #4

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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graphite, white Caran d’Ache pencil, white paint on heavyweight kraft paper

Each original drawing measures:

16″H x 12.5″W

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The HUMANITY Portfolio 2013

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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Public Trust in Government: 1958-2022

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2022/06/06/public-trust-in-government-1958-2022/

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Douglas Brinkley on truth-tellers protecting our democracy

 

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“Them’s the breaks”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

makes a resignation speech on Thursday in London

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 Truth eventually caught up with him.

Facts ultimately mattered.

Performance routines finally wore thin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/07/boris-johnsons-resignation-shows-the-limits-of-shamelessness/

The quick and easy answer is that he used his superpower,

which is

complete and utter shamelessness.

But his rise and fall suggest a deeper — and, perhaps, ultimately encouraging

— explanation that involves the allure, but also the limits,

of

 red-meat populism.

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Reader comment:

It’s understandable to compare BoJo to Bozo (Trump) because their common traits were substantial. But it is far more revealing to compare their political parties. Johnson’s party still holds some integrity. Trump’s GOP has voluntarily given up any that they still possessed after he became their standard bearer.

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Watchdog to probe intensive audits of Trump foes who led FBI | The Manila  Times

‘…Neither Johnson nor Trump truly took seriously the responsibilities of their office. Both preferred bluster to serious study. They are showmen not statesmen, given to rhetorical excess and flashy displays, reveling in the roar of the crowd. Both have a propensity to spread false claims, even when it’s obvious…’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/07/boris-johnson-faced-revolt-his-party-trump-never-had-that-problem/

 

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United States House Select Committee

on the

🍊

January 6 Attack

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_Select_Committee_on_the_January_6_Attack

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

4th JULY in the year of 2022

The Star-Spangled Banner

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/04/1109725302/o-say-can-you-hear

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

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What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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Who is Cassidy Hutchinson? Former Trump aide will be key witness at Jan. 6  hearing.

CASSIDY HUTCHINSON

🇺🇸🎆👏🏼🎆🇺🇸!
SALUTE!!!!!

Cassidy Hutchinson, a template of moral courage.

She, at 25 y/o, upheld the principles of our America > not  🍊AmeriKa!

Her INTEGRITY could NOT be SILENCED.

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Distinguished person of the week:

She showed her party what patriotism is

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/03/jan-6-hearing-cassidy-hutchinson-showed-gop-what-patriotism-is/

It’s appropriate that Cassidy Hutchinson, just days before the country celebrates the revolutionary document to which American patriots pledged their lives, appeared before the House Jan. 6 select committee to display uncommon bravery, honor and honesty.

As Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the committee, said at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, the 25-year-old top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows provided quite a contrast with her timorous bosses. “Her superiors, men many years older, a number of them are hiding behind executive privilege, anonymity and intimidation,” Cheney said. “But her bravery and patriotism were awesome to behold.” Indeed.

Despite pressure, intimidation and right-wing media attacks, Hutchinson stepped forward to do her duty and testify under oath (unlike her scurrilous critics at the Secret Service who demanded that reporters keep their identities secret). She was the perfect witness — not prone to exaggeration or self-congratulation. Her vivid recollections, punctuated by memorable details such as her catatonic boss staring at his phone on his couch, provided a gripping account of the coup that Donald Trump and his senior officials attempted.

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The AWEHEARTSOULTRUTHTELLING rene marie sang my writings at the Dakota:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/sparrow-fly-my-heart-free-catherine-l-johnson-2010-deafening-despair-call-and-response-the-sparrow-is-a-symbol-of-the-beloved/

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SPARROW PRINT INSTALLATION #1_WP

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Make 🍊AmeriKa be AMERICA again!

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H🇺🇸PE

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Punctuating Happiness: Jefferson's Declaration and the Truth of our Pursuit  | UVA Today

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WEAR

A GREEN SCARF

4

WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

 

What The Green Scarf Means In The Fight For Reproductive Rights

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2022/05/10978997/green-scarf-meaning-roe-v-wade-protests

 

The 21st century is on the ballot!!!!

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“I felt like a walking coffin,”

she said, fighting through tears.

“You’re just walking around knowing

that you have something that you hoped was going to be a baby for you,

and it’s gone.

And you’re just walking around carrying it.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/20/abortion-miscarriage-texas-fetus-stell/

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What happens after Roe v. Wade?

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24 June 2022

Roe v Wade was OVERTURNED

Sinister
Gobsmacking

SHOCK

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‘We’re done’:

Chaos and tears as an abortion clinic

abruptly shuts down

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/abortion-clinic-dobbs-supreme-court-roe/

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The color of shame is indelible.

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The

DEMOCRACY IS FRAGILE January 6 HEARINGS

AND THEN

2day the SUPREME COURT

drops

THIS vicious cruel

abusive

BOMB.

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🍊’s

legacy of lies

+

🍊’s choice of complicit abusive liars

has shaped America

into

AmeriKa

and

an

outlier.

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The gobsmacking shock:

 SCOTUS’ decision

was NOT surprising.

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THIS

Supreme Court

is a

politicized + weaponized

🍊

  Supreme Court.

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I could NOT have children
because of massive x-ray radiation
thus a need 4 abortion was never a need.

I am PRO-LIFE,

that is,

I am PRO-HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Women’s LIVE bodies

are

SOVEREIGN.

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CATHERINE_SOVEREIGN_24JUNE2022_WPMe and a Permanent Black Magic Marker

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American

women’s

HEALTH

complex / personal / medical

CHOICE

over their

OWN

sovereign bodies

is

now

illegal.

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The coat hanger abortion is back, and that's scary for all women - Vox

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 My state MINNESOTA is now a refuge 4 women.

🍊’s politicized + weaponized supporters will come after them.

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🍊Republicans,

Clarence and Ginni,

Neil, Brett and Amy

are excited

to

overturn

settled precedent human rights laws

4 more human rights abuse.

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The 21st century is on the ballot!!!

The right-wing court wants to lock 21st-century America

into the Founders’ world

or,

at the latest, the late 19th century,

conveniently skipping past the parts of history

that disfavor its cramped view of individual rights.

Women, minorities, gay people and others once

had little political, economic or social power.

And so they will again, if the court gets its way.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/26/supreme-court-attack-midterms/

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What

conservative justices

said about Roe

at their confirmation hearings

Most justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday

told the Senate at their confirmation hearings

that the decision was settled precedent.

What Supreme Court justices said about Roe and abortion in their  confirmations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/justices-roe-confirmation-hearings/

Trump justices accused of going back on their word on Roe – but did they? |  US supreme court | The Guardian

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Michelle_OBAMA_OVERTURN

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Biden has put the forced-birth crusaders on notice

“…That’s what happens when they treat women like expendable incubators.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/10/joe-biden-puts-abortion-crusaders-on-notice-supreme-court-roe-dobbs-executive-orders/

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DEMOCRACY IS A LIVING VERB

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GINGKOWINGS_RISERISERISEWEWILLRISE_2014_CATHERINELJOHNSONGinkgoWINGS:RISERISEIRISEWEWILLRISERISE   Catherine L. Johnson  2014

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/ginkgo-wings-portfolio-2013-2014-ginkgo-wings-riseriseirisewewillriserise-2014-ginkgo-symbol-of-hope-tenacity-profound-endurance-maria-callas-sempre-libera-la-traviata/

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WE

WILL

RISE

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JUNETEENTH  by Stanley Cowell

We shall 2
Introduction
Proclamation
Reality Dreams Echoes
Anticipation of the coming of freedom
Commentary on Strange Fruit
Nostalgia for homelands
Proclamation interruptions
Darkness transforming
Finale
Resolution
Ask him
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FATHER’S DAY / my DADDY

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Richard Harold Johnson

 

my DADDY

I was 6 1/2 years old when he was killed in a car accident.

Decapitated at the wheel.

I felt the shock of his death in my little girl body.

The thunderstruck in my heart awakened me

– and I told my brother, Billy.

I was wearing plaster casts on both legs.

Daddy fought hard for my life.

My body /heart/ soul KNOWS the actions of his love, his protective love, his upholding love.

I was his.

I kept his name: JOHNSON.

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON