This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 11

Another week, another chance to fight Trump, lets see what he is up to, and how we can stop him.

Trump’s Crimes Against Common Sense Today:

Trump is going to try and pull the US out of the Paris climate change accord…which is the same thing as saying “Trump is going to doom the world to ruin” Holy shit we can not let him do this.

No other issue is more important than this, you can’t have a living wage on a planet that cant sustain human life, pro choice makes no sense on a planet that can’t sustain human life, who cares about health care on a planet that can’t sustain human life.  Your 401k doesn’t mater on a planet that can’t sustain human life.  This is THE issue we must not get wrong.

Call every single one of your elected representatives from local to national,  and MAKE THEM FIGHT THIS.

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Trump just had a bunch of women and children killed in Yemen.  Obama has been doing this for years, but I bet people care more now.

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this has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen…Trump signs order mandating that for every regulation passed, two must be removed.  Is this even constitutional?  Also how hard is it going to be to make your one new regulation simply include the other two you are “getting rid of.”  Trump is an embarrassment, this is 5 year old thinking.

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Sean Spicer, the combative, thick skulled press secretary can’t stop making a fool of himself on twitter, he keeps tweeting his own password out, and can’t seem to understand that the Onion isn’t a news site. This is our propaganda ministry, just remember, he is not a smart, or capable man, he is just a man willing to lie right to your face.  And all it took to get him to give up any sense of common decency was money and a little power.   Don’t be like him.

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The department of labor whistle blower site for Wells Fargo has been taken down.  The oligarchs running the government don’t want to give the little people the ability to tattle on the other oligarchs who have up until now secretly run the government.

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Facebook can be a tool to organize the resistance, but it can also be a tool that the opposition uses to manipulate and keep tabs on you.  If you must have a facebook account (delete your facebook account), use it wisely, and certainly don’t get your news from it.

That news is being carefully crafted to send you a message.  What message is that?  Who is sending it? Turns out sometimes it was Trump. Think about these things while you are using this service.  Also don’t forget, you are an unpaid employee of Mark Zuckerberg, your life data makes him billions.  He also has said he wants to run for president, just imagine what sort of things he could do with a propaganda tool like facebook at his disposal…

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Is Bannon secretly running things at the white house?  Why exactly is he on the national security council?  Is he the author of the racist Muslim ban?  Could he be the reason why Trump deliberately left out Jews from the Holocaust Memorial day speech?  Bannon is a well known antisemite, racist, and woman hater.  Trump is also very stupid, and easily manipulated.  If it walks like a duck…

That bigoted Muslim ban is  causing some stunning violations of human rights, and lawyers are not being allowed to see people detained at airports.  Even if you don’t care a bit about refugee’s rights, you might care about the fact that this ineffective, racist, bigoted ban is also going to cost the country billions of dollars to enforce (it’s worth noting here that Trump didn’t ban anyone from countries he currently has business dealings with).  Lose your freedom and your money at the same time!  It’s like George W. after 9/11 all over again, except the emergency used to justify this power grab was just made up this time!

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Classic republican projection.  Want to know if a republican is gay? See how many anti-gay bills they have filed, the more, the gayer.  Want to know if your republican president is seeking to start a major war…look to see he is accusing others of doing just that.  That war machine makes a lot of money for a lot of people, and now that we have dim witted racists running the show, who also happen to be very rich with ties other very rich people, don’t be surprised if we ramp up from the many wars Obama left us, to many more.

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Energy Transfer Partnership never followed the court order to stop building DAPL…fuck this, if you can get support to the water protectors there, and call your senator to keep them on notice that you want this project stopped.

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JOIN THE RESISTANCE!

The resistance has two jobs, to fight trump, and to make sure the lilly livered, yellow bellied, corporate Democrats stand up to him as well.

I see it as a two part strategy, we have massive public protests, we flood our senators and reps with calls/emails/demonstrations/visits/etc. for the next two years.  Then in the 2018 midterms we primary any corporate dem that stood in our way, and vote out every republican we can.

We fight hard in the streets, and then clean house in the state house/capital hill.   This fight has to start at the local level and go all the way to the top.  Every single dem up for re-election (from dog catcher to senator) should know we are watching them, and that we will not take any rolling over and playing dead.  You have to fight Trump, or you’re out.  Every republican has to go…sorry you are too in bed with the enemy, there is no hope for you.

here is how others are standing up, get inspired, start your own resistance!

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Native american tribe wont let trump build racist Mexican border wall on their land.

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When trump banned Muslims from entering the country, U.S. Veterans went to help. Trump has already reached record disapproval ratings (and in record time), it seems the military rank and file are against him as well.

Starbucks, is going to hire 10,000 refugees just to piss him off.  The British want to ban him from the country. The senate Dems are showing some backbone by holding hearings trying to get Trump to follow court orders (call them up and tell them to do more of this).

My favorite though are the massive protests that sprung from almost nowhere as soon as his ban went into place.

Here is what Boston looked like only hours after the executive order was signed, there was at least 10,000, maybe 20,000 people there.  The ACLU filed a challenge and won!

Trump wasn’t the only Washington official to get scorned:

Two alternatives for dealing with Trump:

Jewish members of the crowd had particular messages:

Among those attending: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans (photo by Kris H.):

Also in attendance: Some of the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (photo by Deborah Elizabeth Finn):

Oh, yeah, Tom Brady is friends with Trump (photo by Sarah Connors):

At the end of the formal remarks, Muslims in the crowd went to the Boylston Street side of Trinity Church for prayers:

 

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Iowans are taking the fight against climate change to the state house!  You might not know this, but some of the strongest fight against oil pipelines has been happening in Iowa.

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The resistance is only 3 votes short of blocking Betsy DeVos, who would gut public schools, if you live in any of these states CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY! Tell them they must vote against this highly unqualified candidate.  If you live in ME, TN, AK, GA, UT, NC, WY, LA, KS, SC, or KY, call your Senator!

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It’s working!  Corporate Dems are getting scared of us!  Make them feel our outrage, make them work for us and not for the big money oligarchs!

 

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Tens of thousands are protesting at airports!  If you are flying be sure to report any illegal activity by the TSA, and custom officials.

via boingboing:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking first-hand reports of travellers being asked to divulge their social media habits by US border guards (beyond the optional field on the ESTA form) (email info@eff.org); meanwhile, ACLU urges travellers to stay on the customs/immigration side and let them know if people are being detained (Tweet @nobanjfk).

Some reports say that those targeted by border guards for illegal, court-order-defying detention are having their phones confiscated before they debark their flights, to prevent them from contacting lawyers or family members; border officials have also falsely claimed that no one is being detained in the USA, apparently under the rubric that border zones are not “in the USA.” Those who are not deprived of their devices can use them to document these disappearances.

(Image: @queennadene)

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and 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.

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

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.

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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