Trump Watch July 21 2017

Day 183:

The robots keep going long after the humans have perished :

What we have right now is a bunch of republicans who are still trying to pass a massive tax cut dressed up as a health care bill.  Their donors want it…want it real bad.  So they are going to keep trying to pass it, even though it looks very unlikely that it will pass.

Each time they try, they only make themselves look more and more craven, depraved, and cruel.  These are money robots, they do what the money says.  They don’t have thoughts or feelings or morals, they are an investment vehicle for large piles of money.

They need to be voted out of office, and replaced with real human people who actually care about you and me.

Further Reading:

Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Bharara: If Trump fires Mueller, does rule of law even matter anymore?

Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting

Trump’s breathtaking surrender to Russia

FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments

Trump lashes out at his deputy attorney general for being from Baltimore — and he is not from Baltimore

Body-slamming Montana congressman follows Trump’s lead, refuses to comply with court order

The Trump Administration Has Quietly Cut More Than $213 Million From Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Trump’s personal lawyer resigns from top post amid legal team shakeup

Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy

Trump officially nominates climate denier to top USDA position

President Trump’s Approval Rating Is Worse Than Any Other President At This Point

Former Justice Dept spokesman: Trump looks ‘super guilty’

Why is Rex Tillerson running the State Department?

Trump’s lawyers seek to undercut Mueller’s Russia investigation

Republicans know we’re in a crisis. They just don’t care.

Report: Trump has asked about power to pardon aides, family and himself

America, Don’t Let Donald Trump Fire Robert Mueller

The Russia Probe Is Headed Toward Places Trump Doesn’t Want It To Go

 

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Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

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Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

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Trump Watch July 20 2017

Day 182:

These people are all fucking horrible:

They really are.

 

Further Reading:

Nothing about the Trump presidency is normal. Keep remembering that

Trump warns Mueller against looking into his family finances apart from Russia investigation

Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote – Reuters/Ipsos poll

Trump has now attacked basically everyone who is in charge of the Russia investigation

GOP senator: Not even 40 votes to repeal

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer: Reports

Intel Dem suggests Trump Jr. had more undisclosed meetings, phone calls

In Interview, Trump Expresses Anger at Sessions and Comey, and Warns Mueller

Jared Kushner to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee Monday

Democrats file no confidence resolution against Trump, listing 88 reasons why he is unfit to serve as President

Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run Ads Against It

A Top Rohrabacher Aide Is Ousted After Russia Revelations

President Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Jeff Sessions If He Had Known About Russia Recusal

Trump hints he is expecting the next FBI director to report directly to him

Cyprus Records Show Manafort Debts to Pro-Russia Interests

I’m a scientist. The Trump administration reassigned me for speaking up about climate change.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
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Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch July 19 2017

Day 181:

The Russian Thing:

Ok, lets take a second and clear up the Russian thing.  It seems pretty clear to me that Trump has been in bed with lets say “Russian mobsters” (I put the quotes because its hard to tell the difference between mobsters and politicians anymore) for decades.

They give him loans, they almost certainly use him to launder money, his ties with them are deep.

They helped him win the election.  They hacked information for him.  They colluded.  The evidence is overwhelming.  At this point they are just daring the American political system to do anything about it.

Here is the real, walk and chew bubble gum moment though.  Can the democrats (or more accurately, will they) succesfully point out all of these very real and very serious crimes, while continuing to focus on fixing the problems we have here?

My gut tells me that they will not for the following reasons.  The current crop of corporate democrats only do what their donors say, these donors are the same folks that run the republican party.  That is why 8 years of Clinton, and 8 years of Obama only made the status quo stronger.  Also why take a chance and fight for something when you can just scream “Russia!” All day?

We must vote out of office all the republicans, and most of the corporate democrats.  And replace them with people who are capable of fighting for medicare for all on Monday, prosecuting collusion on Tuesday, raising the minimum wage on Wednesday etc etc.

Maybe some younger folks?  Some diverse folks?  Some women?  Maybe lets not let our entire government be run by a bunch of corrupt greedy old white people.

This situation will only get worse unless we act.  We have reached a crisis point, act now to save the country, or say goodbye to it.

VOTE!

Further Reading:

Mysterious 8th person at Trump Jr. meeting allegedly ran massive Russian money-laundering scheme

Donald Trump Jr. Met Russian Accused of Laundering $1.4 Billion

Trump and Putin met twice at G20

Trump rages at media for reporting previously undisclosed meeting with Putin

Al Gore Calls For Single-Payer Health Care

Kasich: People ‘breathing a sigh of relief’ after health care bill folds

Report: Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort subpoenaed relating to loans

3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it.

‘Plan C’ on Obamacare, Repeal Now, Replace Later, Has Collapsed

Mueller says Trump Jr, Manafort can testify publicly in Senate: Feinstein

FCC refuses to release text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints

Robert Mueller Confirmed To Be Investigating Donald Jr.’s Russia Meeting: Report

Waters demands Sessions recuse himself from Deutsche Bank probe

GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C.

Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency?

New Poll: Bernie Sanders is America’s most popular US Senator (again): 75-21%

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch July 18 2017

Day 180:

Time To Counter Punch:

When your opponent is on the ropes, and about about to fall, do not just sit there and let them get their stamina back, punch them in the god damn face!  What that tortured political metaphore means is that now that the republicans Tax cut bill pretending to be a health care law has failed, its time to propose single payer.

A well crafted single payer universal medicare for all style health care plan would fix everything wrong with Obamacare, and a whole lot more.  Its a good plan, and unlike the republicans plan would be easy to defend, because its good for the people.

If the democrats don’t fight back, and don’t propose their own plan then you know they are worthless.  Call up your democratic senator or representative, tell them you want universal single payer medicare for all style health care, and you want them to fight for it, or lose their job to a progressive that will.

Vote or be ground under the wheel of greed.

Further reading:

BCRA is dead but Obamacare repeal is still alive

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t.

If John McCain were uninsured, his surgery could have cost $76,000

Paul Manafort’s Bank Records Sought By Justice Department In Russia Probe

When shady sources offered Gore dirt on Bush, his campaign told the FBI

Now second son Eric Trump is accused of stealing from a cancer charity and dodging taxes

Spicer: “Inappropriate” to say whether Trump goods will be Made in America

Report: Russian mob money helped build Trump business empire

Trump Complains About Getting Fact-Checked, Lies Minutes Later

Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

Colorado appeals court rules scent of marijuana not enough to search vehicle

Senators Figure Out McConnell Is Lying To Them About Trumpcare

Wyden accuses FCC chair of being ‘willfully ignorant’ on net neutrality

US prosecutor on Trump-Russia collusion: ‘People will be going to jail’

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
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Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

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Trump Watch July 17 2017

Day 179:

None of this should surprise you:

Read “1984”, read “Amusing Ourselves To Death”, read “Listen Liberal” read “Capital in the 21st century” read “The Watchmen” read “The Shock Doctrine” read “Silent Spring” we have known about the sickness that is money in politics for almost 40 years now.

Go read a history book about the period between 1890-1940 you will see that its shockingly like what we are dealing with now.

We know this problem, this is not a new problem, in fact this is a problem that we once solved (It was called the “New Deal”).  Trump, and his ilk are symptoms of a sickness that has its roots in the accumulation of money and power in the hands of a very few, and the ability to use that money and power to determine the political trajectory of our nation.

The solution back then was to take the money out of politics, and then the money away from the uber wealthy.  The same solution will work today.  Make it illegal to bribe politicians (because make no mistake that is what happens every day in this country, legally), and then tax the wealthy.  Use that money to help the poor.  Keep doing this until we have honest politicians, and a whole lot less poor.

It was a tough fight before, it will be an even tougher one this time.

Good luck, we all need it.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s campaign against Isis results in nearly as many civilian deaths as during Obama’s entire administration

Outgoing ethics chief: ‘We are pretty close to a laughingstock’

Poll: 70 percent say Trump’s actions unpresidential

It’s not just the Russia scandal: Pence lies about health care, too

Republicans under Donald Trump ‘risk being remembered like 1930s German conservatives’, Yale historian warns

Joe Biden: Americans decided health care is for all. The GOP wants to roll that back.

The ‘Pro-Life’ movement is a joke and Trumpcare proves it

Mike Pence falsely blames Medicaid expansion for disability waiting list in Ohio

How can Mike Pence get away with outrageous lies about the health care bill?

Trump and his base live in a bubble where he’s popular, and all is well

Trump rejects his poll numbers as fake news — but even his voters are starting to notice the scam

Trump Administration Quietly Cuts $213 Million in Funds to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia’s Rich and Powerful

Mitch McConnell is breaking the Senate

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Obamacare increased access to physicals like the one that found McCain’s blood clot

Ethics watchdog to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops to 36%

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

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