I’m pretty excited about interviewing Mary Trump for next Fire Drill Friday. We had a preliminary “talk” yesterday and she’s way smart and interesting…as is her book. One of the things I like about her book is that we learn what made her uncle the way he is and with that comes empathy. I know that a lot of you will go “whaaaat the f….” Why should I feel empathy. Here’s my perspective:. While he has done hateful, evil things, many of them, if we hate him, we lose. Hate is a heavy and toxic emotion to carry. It does us no good to lug that baggage around. Evil actions, cruel deeds, are the language of the traumatized. We can and should hate the deeds but feel empathy for the traumatized. I’ve felt certain over these four years that Trump experienced major childhood trauma. His lack of empathy, his cruelty, speaks of early trauma, the sort that makes a man scared and scarred and believing that any act of kindness or accepting responsibility or even getting sick shows weakness. You’re a loser. Sick people are losers. All the covid victims are losers. Wearing a mask is for losers. That’s why he doesn’t care. At least it’s one reason. It’s quite terrifying that such pathologies are now running our country. Especially at a time when we truly need leaders with compassion and humility and the willingness to listen to experts.

So Friday is going to be really interesting. Every day this week is going to be interesting. I’ve started to promote my book so I’m going interviews with interesting people. For instance, my interview for the magazine “Interview” is going to be with the trans “Pose” star Indya Moore.. Indya was a guest on Friday Drill Friday awhile back and is impressively interesting and intelligent. Monday I do Andy Cohen’s show. I did a very fun photo shoot for “Interview” with Luke Gilford last week. Wild. Everybody but me wore masks and kept a proper distance. I looked different than I ever have in my life. It’s rather surprising to me that I can still look different at my age. Amy Winehouse eyes and black lips, for instance.

But what I’m really into is the squirrel that’s been hanging around our cul de sac. She (I choose to believe it’s a girl) comes out early and romps around fearlessly. I’ve started laying 3 walnuts out on the top of a low wall every morning. I’ve not yet seen her actually take them but they’re always gone. My hope is that one day she’ll eat one out of my hand. Hey, we get our kicks where we can, right?

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  1. I read Mary Trumps book and it very good and certainly explains a lot, not that its a surprise considering the way Trump is.

  2. Hi Jane, will your show with Andy Cohen be broadcast on Monday, 8/10? I don’t see you listed in the lineup. Good luck with your squirrel. She’ll come around. And thanks for every single thing you do to better our country and the world. I strive to be like you!

  3. Jane,
    This is making me consider to read Mary Trumps book. It actually seems like a quite interesting and insightful read.
    Also, I’m so excited to hear more about your new book. I have been trying to pre-order it but it’s not available in Germany yet, I think. I’m sure it’ll be possible to pre-order soon enough though.
    And by the way, the squirrel sorry made me smile, they are adorable!
    Charlotte x

  4. Hi Jane,
    As someone who does not live in the US I am always in wonder as to how your country has not just fallen to pieces with a man like him running it. Do you have any hope that if he does get elected next term (touch wood he doesnt) that there will be any chance of change in his behaviour or do you think it will cause irriversible damage specifically when it comes to climate change?
    Robyn x

    • Robyn, if he’s re-elected it will be the end of our democracy and we will be unable to do what the scientists are telling us we must do to avoid going over the climate cliff: cut fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030.In other words, it will be a catastophe that we won’t come back from

      • Jane, it’s scary to think about right? Hopefully if enough countries pull their weight and cut their emissions and work hard towards a greener future we can make a difference. I am currently a vegetarian and listening to you speak about methane emissions a week or so back on FDF has made me confident by cutting back on my meat produce I am making a difference even if it is minuscule, it is something.
        Stay Safe,
        Robyn x

  5. Hi Jane,

    Thanks for another great blog post!

    Squirrels are so beautiful – I live by a Red Squirrel Reserve and nothing comes close to the pure joy of one taking food from your hand. I hope you see yours on the wall soon!

    The next Fire Drill Friday sounds interesting – definitely not one to be missed. I’ve been carrying hate around since my childhood and though the toxicity is overwhelming, I think it’s played a part in shaping me to be the compassionate person I am today. Shame the same can’t be said about Trump!

    Very much looking forward to your ‘Virtual Town Hall’ event with Andy Cohen tomorrow!

    Laura. xx

  6. It is great to hear from you, Jane. You seem to read a lot. Do you prefer books in paper or electronic versions? Do you still present those you like to your friends?

    It’s true that many things in us come from our childhood and effect our lives in so many ways. When the election campaign started in US, I was watching interviews and debates with both Trump and Clinton and I also read and watched interviews of Melania Trump. What are your thoughts about her? Do you have any sympathy for her? She seems to be a very sad person. And the same sadness is in the eyes of her son.

    Great that many things are happening to you and around you these days. You have such an interesting life. Take care and please stay safe.

    • Maybe it’s my age, Karine, but I read books. I like the paper and I mark up my books a lot.

  7. Can’t wait! She should be very interesting! See you Friday!

    Stay safe!
    Elaine Rawls

  8. Jane,
    My bff has read the book so I am saving
    my money for another which is yours. I have followed your FDF’s since October and I must admit my head was in the sand about climate crisis, so thank you. I have a feeding station for the birds and whatever wildlife trips over from the nearby golf course. Grandpa bunny (big as your cute dog), psycho squirrels trying to bust the squirrel proof feeders, and chipmunks who climb the pole to get seed and nuts out of a tray. Getting my kicks too! G/F keeps me in a happy place, again thank you. Thanks for keeping us informed about your up coming projects. Will catch you on Andy’s show. Be safe snd God Bless.

    Jamie (Mason, OH)

  9. Jane💕
    I’m writing to you in complete gratitude and admiration over the remarkable legacy you continue to live out today. Turned 19 today and I absolutely can’t wait to age beautifully & successfully just as you have. I was sent home from film school in the U.S due to this pandemic, and my passion for film has somewhat leveled down. Although seeing your work increased my love for film, it left me the impression of what a hard-working woman achieves in life. Totally stoked about these blogs and can’t wait to see this interview. Lots of love from Indonesia!

  10. Jane, I suddenly reading your story I realized how privileged I am and sometimes I do not value it, you are happy for a squirrel and in my garden have many of them, different types of iguanas y garrobos, all kinds of birds and even a lizard that visits me every day from a very young age, thank you, you made me appreciate all this and when I return I will see everything differently, I promise.

  11. Hi Jane,
    I would love to read this book, as well as all the others you have indicated here. I am finishing my training in psychoanalysis, I am reading and studying a lot. The human being enchants me for its predictable and unpredictable mysteries. I don’t think he has sublimated much of his trauma. And yes, these are the people who really need our compassion. They are in the dark and, in a way, it is a cry for help transformed into false power. Anyway, I wish you could get him out of power so that we can change this egregore on the planet and make it easier for us to get our president out of here.
    I’m here in defense of indigenous peoples and the Amazon. This is one of my struggles. I watched FDF with Tica and Alice.
    How beautiful your squirrel. You reminded me of when I was a child that I put pieces of fruit on the wall of my house for birds to come and get them. I thought that if they didn’t take it, an angel would take it to people who didn’t have it. Did you name it? Maybe Lily? Ohhh, why are we in the habit of naming everything? Is it a form of approximation, of possessing?

    • I bought the audio of Mary L. Trump’s book and listened every morning with my husband while having our coffee. Too Much and Never Enough is a very excellently written book, in exposing Donald Trump and the Trump Family.

  12. Thank you for this. Before retiring, I was a therapist and specialized in substance abuse and trauma. Trauma often results in behaviors that we as a society abhor. The trauma begets more trauma. With these people I was always compassionate (no matter what bad they had done) because it knew where it started, and if healed, the negative behaviors would hopefully stop. With out president, I have lost any compassion and have felt such anger and I carry it around with me like you mentioned in your blog. Thank you for reminding me that resentment only hurts the person that carries it around. It doesn’t do anything to the person who one is resentful at. Thank you for reminding me to to hold him accountable for his actions, but view him with compassion (that will take a lot of work) for my own sake. Walking round in a rage at what is going on, is not helping me to be a better neighbor, friend, lover. It’s just making me anxious and shutting me down. I so respect your wisdom. You walk that walk. Thank you.

  13. Hola Jane, me alegra saber que tu próxima semana será muy intensa, se nota que estás ilusionada. Respecto a vuestro presidente, yo todavía no puedo creer que ganó las elecciones. Tienes razón al decir que odiarle no sirve para nada,supongo que está enfermo y es peligroso como otros presidentes de distintos países.
    Me gustaría ver alguna foto de esa sesión que te han hecho.
    Ahh y a tu ardilla mucha paciencia la verás, estos pequeños detalles nos alegran la vida, yo también disfruto con la naturaleza.Un abrazo.

  14. Since the election I have felt angry , fearful and anxious. I never knew that an election could do this to me. For me it’s not only about Trump but witnessing over the last 4 years that we have people in this country who stand behind him and support the racism, narcissism and cruelty he represents. What does this say about America? I have been born and raised in East Berlin. I saw the wall come down. With a history like Germany we were brought up to never love your country blindly because that leads to nationalism. When I met my husband and moved to the US I admired how open everyone was, but I was always asked how Germans could have supported the rise of Hitler. Even for me the last four years have shown me how easy it is to turn a country and I now know that if Trump stays another four years the America that the rest of the world admired will be no more.

  15. I am so excited for this interview!☺️

  16. I adore you Jane, but sometimes hate has simply got to stick. I loathed my father and even though he’s been dead many years, my feelings have never wavered. And yes, my grandfather probably did a number on him, but that didn’t give Dad permission to treat me the way he did.

    Besides, I don’t care very much what made Trump Trump. It’s everyone else that supports him.

    Again, I adore you. 💜

  17. Hi, Jane. Glad to read your perspective on the President. I agree, he acts more a victim of trauma. Stuck, unable to change, shedding the poison everywhere but never able to be free. I also feel empathy & work hard to focus on the policy issues. And the political side, the question of why he thinks acting like he does helps his personal goals.

    Meanwhile, love your work, love you, carry on!

  18. Paper books are my favorite also. Nothing better than the feeling of pages between fingers 🙂 You said nothing about Melania. My guess is you don’t want to comment. Have a great start of the week, Jane!

  19. Hi Jane, I loved the part that you talk about the squirrel that is showing up at your house. have you ever had pets other than your puppy? or some animal in childhood that helped you to overcome difficult times? kisses, you are an amazing person.

  20. As a Trump supporter, I come with deep respect and an open mind. I am eager to hear everyone’s opinions. From all sides.

    Poltical views a side, we all can learn from each other, in some form or another. That’s truly the beauty of our country! A melting pot of diversity and spreading more knowledge! Nothing but love and light,to all!

  21. Hi Jane,

    I agree, everyone is connected as one, so in hating we hate ourselves. Only love can conquer hate. Our united love will vote him out. Keep up the great work! Thanks! Kristy

  22. Dear Jane,
    I have turned 18 this April and I asked to be given your book “My Life So Far” as a present for the occasion. HOnestly, I couldn’t wait to devour it. I cannot explain its impact on me, how revealing and eye-opening it was. I wholeheartedly thank you, you’ve saved me. This blog post reminded me of the section of the book about the Vietnam war where you described President Nixon’s need of showing himself as a “true man”, of continuing the war because it would otherwise resonate as unmanly. I see a lot of that not only in President Trump, but also in the men around me, even my classmates. There should be more discussion about this. Thank you again for writing about such important issues, don’t stop!
    You are such an inspiration.
    Have a great day, greetings from Milan!

    • Thanks, Tommaso. Actually, it was President Lyndon Johnson who was worried about being manly man xx

  23. Jane please stay safe, we need you do much.💕💕💕I pray for you a lot

  24. Hi Jane,
    I just got off of the Zoom call with Andy Cohen and wanted to thank you again for your advice. I am the Robin from Cleveland who asked about how to reach the people who don’t believe that the climate crisis is urgent. It was really nice to talk to you and I so appreciate what you told me. I’m looking forward to the zoom call tomorrow with you and the other Greenpeace/Fire Drill Fridays volunteers! This is such a great movement to be a part of and I can’t wait to do even more for our cause in the next few months.

    Thanks again!

    Xo Robin

  25. Hi Jane!
    Just wanted to thank you for today’s town hall with Andy Cohen! It was an honor to a part of it!! My question wasn’t able to be asked so I wondered if you could answer it here. Do you have any suggestions on how to help schools lesson their carbon footprint?

    Thank you!
    Can’t wait for your book!!
    Much Love
    xx Kara

    • Wow, Kara, great question…and complicated because there are soooo many:
      Cut food waste. Maybe start a garden where kids can learn about growing food and waste food can be composted and used for fertilizer
      Retofit the buildings to make them energy efficient
      Install solar panels on the roof
      Get kids to identify all the plastic they find in the school and try to come up with alternatives. There are many websites to help with this. Some of the things that are used to replace plastic (obviously treated and altered first)–sugar, fruit skins, hemp, bamboo
      stop using plastic bottles and if there’s a food vending machine, make sure they don’t dispense sodas, anythings in plastic wraps, junk food.
      Maybe there’s some small project that can be run with photovoltaic cells. These are panels of cells that transform sunlight into electricity

      • Thank you, Jane!
        I don’t have any school aged children, but I do have young nieces and nephews and I am trying to be a good example for them to lesson my own carbon footprint and help give them ideas to share at school in hopes for making great changes. Their young minds are excited to help the earth!

        I am also happy to have just started my volunteering with Greenpeace/Fire Drill Fridays! What an amazing opportunity!

        Thank you again!

        xx Kara

  26. your inner Snow White is coming out Squirrels are not shy around nuts and neither am I but if you are cool with it those little guys will come right inside right up to you I would hold out both arms nuts in your hands and they will climb on up

  27. Hi Jane, I’m from Manchester, England. I love that your leaving nuts out for the squirrel .. will you keep us updated when she gains her trust with you x

  28. Hi Jane,

    Another interesting and informative post. Curious to read this book with the others you have suggested. I like to read books. Would rather have the physical book accessible to me rather than the digital version ( not that I have anything against that).

    Looking forward to Friday’s Fire Drill. I attended the first one last Friday.

    Have a great day!

  29. Hi Jane,
    I appreciate your thoughts on this topic as it has been something I’ve thought about recently. Hate consumes a lot of our time and energy, and sometimes that person is just not worth it. It helps me to remember that empathy does not justify the person’s actions. We are rather just trying to understand why they do what they do, and that can give us peace, although all this is so much easier said than done. I adore you so much Jane, have a great day <3

  30. Hi Jane, I’ve been an admirer as long as I can remember. It was only just a couple years ago my dad told me about when his high school burnt down, they sent him to yours (EW) for awhile. I’ll bet he was telling corny dad jokes even then. If you’re ever in Burbank, and you feel like hanging with an alumna progeny and feeding some squirrels, look me up. I know the all best squirrels. Keep on keepin on. xo

  31. Hi Jane,

    I just attended the volunteer call with Greenpeace, and I’m very excited to start helping! Thank you so much for inspiring me to step out of my comfort zone and do something that I never thought I would do, especially coming from a very conservative family in the South. I definitely wouldn’t be here without your encouragement and wisdom. I’m really looking forward to being a part of this community and learning more and more each day.

    Hope the rest of your week is great!

  32. I started w the Fire drill Friday Teach-Ins and then attended a Fire Drill Friday in Washington, DC and was arrested! I’m volunteering w GP to text voters, joining the Leadership team and continue to attend the Fireside Fire Drills. So, here’s my question: Hillary won the popular vote, but she isn’t president (still sad over this), how do we combat the electoral process? Not sure I can stand to see Biden/Harris be stumped by the electoral college.

    BTW, I bet you don’t know you’ve been my mentor for about 40 years now-thank you:-)

    • Well, Pamela, one way to do it is for so many people to vote for Biden/Harris that they win overwhelmingly and incontestedly. Get a mail in ballot NOW and vote early. xx

      • Correction to my BTW…my mentor for the last 40 years-“one of my mentors” is what I need to say. I’ve been so fortunate w several fabulous mentors, I don’t ever want to short change any. And I’ll vote ASAP… then, I’m going to pray, visualize, meditate and any thing else I can think of:-).

  33. It’s been a “Fonda” week for me. First, I watched a rerun of “Comes a Horseman”, one of my favs of Jane movies, then I caught the ending of “Barbarella” which I had never seen before. Then, I signed up to volunteer for Greenpeace to get out the vote. I was hoping to do postcards, thinking I could get away with having no tecky skills for that task. I had tried volunteering for Flip the West but found my skills obsolete for the tecky needs there. Instead, I wrote a check which is an old-fashioned skill still in favor except for paying your bills. I’m still resisting. I haven’t paid a bill online yet. I support the Post Office. The Greenpeace ZOOM meeting was quite extraordinary. I especially enjoyed seeing those youthful faces , intent & passionate, hopeful & organized except somehow the postcard thing is on hold. I’m waiting further instruction on that. I’ve written several checks to Greenpeace, that may be where this goes as well. Bouncing out of that experience I went to Jane’s newest blog, read that and all the posts. It was a good one, for sure, and I appreciated the posts as well. Somehow, I moved on to an interview with Jane on THE SHIFT with Marianne Schnall dated Jul/20/20. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend that you look it up on YouTube. I felt it one of the best interviews I’ve seen her do. I loved it! She was succinct, clear, passionate on every topic. I felt that I was seeing and hearing a core part of who she is and what she believes.
    I realize this week is not over so who knows what is next?
    p.s. Jane I put my BD card in the mail for RR and am gearing up for Lily next. Just a reminder. 🙂 As always I am appreciative of everything you do. Dona

    • Hi Donna!

      I just saw that you mentioned trying to volunteer for the Call Team with Flip the West. I’m on the Call Team and I’m actually training to be a trainer this week. So if you wanted to give it another try me or one of the other trainers would be happy to talk you through the process step by step. It can indeed be confusing at first if you are not accustomed to using this kind of technology, but after a few run throughs it will become like second nature. Regarding the postcards, I’ve been getting a lot of interest for this program when recruiting volunteers and I’ve been told that the program will be rolled out within the next few weeks so keep an eye out!

      See you!


  34. P.S. again. I pre-ordered four copies of your book when you first brought it up way back. I made the order with Amazon so I suppose I’m not eligible for that video trip thru the kitchen with tips on down-sizing my footprint? 🙁 Dona

  35. One more, then I quit for now. I’ve hear Mary L. Trump in a couple interviews and am looking forward to hearing this one with you. I’m not surprised at all. I felt all along that this was an injured human being. I am sorry that he, along with so many, are injured in this way, and I am even sorrier that he has been given so much power to hurt so many more innocent children now and in the future through his choices regarding this planet. I don’t hate him, only his actions and choices. Along with rejecting hate, I see an opportunity for us Americans to wake up, take responsibility, and take action. It can be done. You believe in the possibility of healing and change. Not in him, necessarily, but in the rest of us. Those who gave him our power to harm in our name. The question is can we do it in time. I hope so. We have so much healing to do, but because there are so many aspects of our illness of hate we have so much to recover from, so big a battle. I feel we have started the way forward, not back to what we have been, but forward to something better. I believe in the Green New Deal because of the WHOLENESS of it. Not one small piece here or there. Address all the injury; the racial ignorance that breeds hate; the greed that lets others starve, the rape of our planet that robs everyone’s future. Whoops! Didn’t mean to go on and on. Enough. See you on Friday. Dona

  36. Jane, don’t let your guard down, I know it’s been many months, but this Covid-19 thing continues, please be careful.💕💕

  37. I hope more people who vote in the United States will read this book. We cannot have someone so unbalanced and delusional, not to mention corrupt, playing at running (ruining?) the country. I am a Fire Drill Friday regular, having worked on things environmental for more than 35 years, so I look forward To Mary Trump’s visit. She is one brave woman for writing this book and standing up to family members.

  38. My first Zoom/Fire Drill Friday ends out my “Fonda” week nicely. It was an interesting and informative experience. I didn’t quite get the hang of using chat rather than the question/answer Button to ask a question, but that’s alright. I didn’t want to be vocal anyway. I was more comfortable just writing it out. My question was more of a leading statement probably. I’ve read a lot about and known a few Borderline/Narcissistic Personality Disordered persons. Many in later life when their defenses can no longer hold up to protect them from their pathology, they crash and commit suicide. I basically was asking Mary if she thought this might happen with Donald. Once out of office if his supporters leave along with immense power I wonder if he will crash and burn. As I said, I don’t hate him, I don’t even like him but I can see him as I would an injured animal and feel compassion for his pain, while at the same time hate his destruction of all we hold dear. Have a great weekend Jane, and remember to take care of YOU. Dona

  39. You are right about hate and plus, it’s very drying to the skin. Who needs that?! I am reading Mary Trump’s book now and I find it fascinating. Not that my family’s dysfunctional is comparable to hers I do find it is helping me to look past the toxicity of my family and find that empathy and compassion for not just others but myself as well. Thank you for all you.
    Peace, love and donuts!

  40. Jane,
    I absolutely loved your interview today with Mary trump on FDF. It’s so true what she said about community.Thats exactly how I feel . I’m supported by people who want the same things I do. And now especially that I’m volunteering I have that community as well. I’m learning so much. I’m super excited I joined a local activist group and I will be joining my first call with them Sunday. I also requested my absentee ballot which was super important. I also joined a watch group for the Democratic convention . Sorry I’m telling you all this I’m just excited. I’m trying to learn as much as I can. I will never be as great an activist as you are. You’re #1! You work so tirelessly. And know Soo much information. I’m starting to read book I read your book my life so far and am on another one of yours primetime. I also ordered Mary trumps book. So excited. It takes me a little bit longer to read but I get there . Thank you Jane.
    Love always,

  41. Jane, I watched your interview with Mary Trump on Fire Drill Fridays. Thanks for bringing her on, it was interesting to hear her view on DT’s actions and behavior. Listening to your conversation, I was thinking what made those so many people vote for him In the first place? Or were they voting against Hilary/existing situation in the country? Many analytics say the country was demanding change through that vote and didn’t see the eager for change in Hilary. What are your thoughts on this? And do you believe Biden will bring that change America is looking for?

    • “Didn’t see the eager-for-change-in Hillary” is true and played a role. Her “basket of deplorables” was a nail in the coffin. But neo-liberal politics from the democratic party over decades also was a reason folks turned to an extreme. People who were hurting didn’t think the Democratic Party cared about them. And that’s partly true, I think. Some went for him cause they wanted to protect their wealth.Some because they’re racists. I think Biden can be pressured to do what’s needed but we’ll have to really keep a lot of pressure on cause the solutions don’t come easily to him. They’re more Eliz Warren solutions.

  42. I’m a bit of a night-owl so I watch Amanpour & Co. regularly. Regarding our being able to heal from this Donald mis-adventure in our world affairs, Amanpour asked two of the very experienced, in the eastern and European trade-craft people, (yes, I forgot their names) if America would be able to recover it’s ability to influence and lead in that area of the world. Neither of the people answering made it sound positive. It’s going to be difficult and it may never get back to what it was fully. Trust has been broken and Covid plays a part in our resources for the future in regards to helping where leaders should be able to support. I feel grief & loss for that part of our identity. I wonder if America will know how to be a team player in spite of all the love it has for team sports. So much to learn & heal. Dona

  43. Jane, I had three squirrels in my backyard in WA. I watched them chase each other on top of the fence all the time, threw them almonds, cashews etc which they buried all over my yard, and they chased the neighbor’s cat out of the yard.They liked the birdbath too. My move to AZ has exchanged them for a family of Great Horned Owls in this park. One of the youngsters, recently named Ollie, was taken to reversing the order of who watches who, by peering into our windows and watching us. I wish I could send you the photo, it’s wonderful. Dona

    • I love owls!!!

      • The women in this park love birds and are very happy that the owls have made their home here however, with a caveat. Many have little dogs like your beloved Tulea. Besides walking them early they have two small dog-runs where they can be let to run off leash and play with their neighbors. Ollie in his investigation of the park has been seen sitting on the dog-run fence. A warning has been sent out to the dog-owners. It’s all about learning how to share when living with wild creatures. Dona

  44. Jane, forgive my ignorance, I do not understand very well what is happening with the mail in your country, what is the problem?

    • It’s a dual problem. There are people who have wanted to privatize the U.S. Postal service for years to get their hands on the $60 plus billion dollars it potentially makes when times are good. But times aren’t good right now and the Postal Service has lost money because of the Covis-19 pandemic. The Trump administration hates the fact that the P.O. is public, a governmental institution and he wants to take advantage of this crisis to starve the P.O. and then privatize it. That’s why they’ve fought against giving any covid-relief funding to the P.O.

      The second problem is political. Trump doesn’t want people voting by mail because he knows he’d lose. So he won’t fund the P.O., has tried to remove mail sorting machines and mailboxes and wants to convince people that they can’t trust the P.O. to mail their ballots. I’m working hard to get the funding and show people they can vote by mail. Having the president of the Postal Service on my next Fire Drill Friday end of this week.

      • Jane, thank you very much for the explanation and thank you for what you do, God willing you make it and democracy triumph because it is the right thing.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  45. Jane you wanted to rewatch The Felins, it is now on BlueRay I think in France.

  46. Hi Jane!
    Fabulous interview with Mary Trump! Thank you for using your platform to have her on and share her insight on 45 & their family. I can’t wait to read her book!
    I’ve also just started volunteering with Greenpeace/Fire Drill Fridays! An amazing opportunity and even more amazing are the people running it!! It’s wonderful to be part of this community!
    Hope all is well with you!
    Much Love,
    xo Kara

  47. Hi Jane,
    Just wanted to say that your teach-in with Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger was beautiful and so moving. I was blown away by her words. Thank you for introducing us to the most amazing humans on this planet!
    Much Love,
    xo Kara

    • You are right is very moving and wonderful, one of the best teaching👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  48. Hi Jane!
    Loved the interview with Mary Trump! Looking forward to this Friday’s FDF all to do with the post office, vote-by-mail and postal workers. Quick question: can you tell me if Lily corresponds with fans on Twitter or Facebook? I have been speaking to someone under her name. I just am not sure it is Lily, or someone pretending to be Lily. We have to be safe this day and time. Hope you are not affected by the fires and the power outages. Stay safe!
    With great admiration and love,

    • I’ll try to find out about what Lily does.

      • Jane
        I don’t mean to bother you, but this post from Mary Jean Lily Tomlin has a picture of you and Lily on it. They are promoting your book coming out next month. I responded to it and then I received a message from (Lily?) to send her a private message. I read the rest of the responses and they were told the same thing. Just didn’t sound right to me from conversation I had with her in private message. Just don’t want someone doing things falsely by using someone else’s identity.

        Thanks again,

        • I don’t think it’s Lily, she only sometimes writes some things in a twetter account that she has with her wife, the same thing happened a while ago before Jane had Instagram but several people reported it and Instagram deleted the account.

  49. Jane, I just ordered your book at one of your events, you’re going to sign my book, I guess with a stamp or something, but it’ll be your signature anyway. It’s gonna be great.🙌🏼🙌🏼

    • I don’t ever sign my books with [email protected]!!!

      • Jane, today I finally got to see your special video for those who order your book, I loved it, thank you, I buy everything I get compostable or made from plants, unfortunately, at least here in Mexico they are much more expensive than the common ones, If you can pay them it is an obligation to do so in my opinion.

      • When you sign my book if you see the names I am Candita Santandreu, your Mexican friend a bit annoying, if you dedicate it to me you will make me the happiest in the world, if not, your signature is going to be great💕💕

        • Girl, you’re the only Candita I know. xx

          • Thank you Jane and stay safe please, of course I continue to pray every day for you💕💕💕

    • Sorry Jane, I assumed that it would be so, thank you for your dedication, I will wait for my book signed by you. Again sorry

      • I’m sad that I missed out on a signed copy, but I’m very excited to be receiving this book in a few weeks! I’m not a big reader, but your memoir was the first book I’d read in years and I had a hard time putting it down. You are a fabulous writer, and I can’t wait to learn more about the climate crisis through your next book.

        Do you anticipate bringing Fire Drill Fridays to other cities once it is safe? I would love to attend my first ever rally and hear you speak!

        Much love,

        • Yes, Chelsey, we plan on bringing Fire Drill Fridays to cities and towns across the country assuming it will be safe next year. I’ll be shooting Grace & Frankie from mid-January till, maybe, end of June 2021. Then we’ll be out there. xx

          • The best news in many days, you have date for continue film👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  50. Hi Jane ,im a guy 60 and I’m not a person to be fun of somebody, just you, nothing sexual, I think you are a great real woman , and i say real because you stick to reality as much as jou can . As far as Trump , I have to say I admire his tenacity just to be one of the most publicly hated man in the world , he manages to get his way and soar above the croud, he takes care of business, he works very hard and in my opinion he deserves another term. He is nobody’s fool and you have to be like that , he will play dirty if necessary but at the end comes out clean. Nobody that I know can beat Trump . You have to give him credit , he is the guardian this country needs.

    • Jaime, Well, I could argue with you about this but let me just focus on the climate crises which is of the most concern to me, enabling our children to have a liveable future and reducing the extreme weather events that will continue to rock our country, our economy, our health. DOnald Trump had rolled back all the regulations that could possibly stop the pending catastrophe. He is allowing oil wells and gas fracking to continue on public lands even though the scientists say we much stop that. He refuses to listen to the experts, scientists and doctors (which is why the coronavirus in the US has killed so many). Air and water quality will continue to decline leading to the sickness and death of many people. The World Health Organization estimates that already every day 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 breathe air so polluted that it puts their health and development at risk. And Donald Trump has rolled back clean air standards. This is because he and his friends take large sums of money from the fossil fuel industry. Why would you support someone who allows himself to be purchased? Why would you support someone who doesn’t care about the health of the planet and it’s people? Why would you support someone who gives billions of dollars of covid bailout money to the fossil fuel industry and other very wealthy industries but deny help to small business owners and out-of-work men and women. Why, when hospitals in small towns in rural areas of this country are pleading for masks, testing and tracing equipment, when their doctors and nurses are collapsing from overwork, dos Trump refuse to develop a plan to help? And still you support him. I don’t understand.

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