Elsewhere for January 22, 2017

You should read this for 1/22/2017: You are what you read, the other Washington remains a beacon of hope, progress and opportunity for all, the cake is a lie, grace all the way, you voted for him, you fix him, and thighs are the way to go.

Via The New York Times President Obama on What Books Mean to Him and, a bonus link from the same interview Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Saying goodbye: U.S. Digital Service

Governor Jay Inslee: Washington will always be ‛a beacon of hope, progress and opportunity for all’ “Our state has a proud history of inclusivity and compassion for all — regardless of class, race, gender, ethnicity, immigration status or sexual orientation. This legacy is integral to the character of our state and a foundation for what makes the Evergreen State so exceptional. . . . No president or administration can change that. We’ll continue our fight and ensure that whatever happens in the other Washington, this Washington will remain a beacon of hope, progress and opportunity for all.”

💩🔥💰’s inaugural cake was commissioned to look exactly like Obama’s says the baker, made by Duff Goldman. Here’s more about Duff Goldman’s original cake for President Obama. (The baker in question donated her payment to the Human Rights Campaign).

Hillary Clinton was not required to come to the 💩🔥💰 Inauguration as either a former First Lady or as a defeated candidate by anything other than custom and grace.

We have just entered a poorer reality “And now we have a president who represents the worst of us: narcissistic, ill-informed, petulant, prejudiced, simplistic, lying and combative. Those of us who see this will resist him. Those who voted for him, it is upon you to press this man to be better. Otherwise, he drags us all down — with you at the leading edge.”

Ree Drummond’s pan-roasted chicken thighs

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