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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
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 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!:

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!

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Trump Watch July 13 2017

Day 175:

Stupid:

This era will be remembered as the stupid era.  An era in which we had every single bit of data we needed, all the technology, giant once in a life time chances to do good….and we didn’t.

It will be remembered as a greedy, stupid time, in which money triumphed over logic, and capitalism ran wild destroying everything (including itself).

I still believe that we can come out of this better, having learned our lessons, with a clear goal to unite humanity around (global warming, and making everyone’s lives better on this planet).

That long journey starts with your vote, your donation, your march, your voice.

Fight, Love, Fight, Win!

Further Reading:

Paul Ryan refuses to say whether he’d take help from Russia to win an election

Henry Rollins: It’s Amazing How Quickly We Got Used to the Trump Dumpster Fire

Rep. Gowdy to Trump officials: “Disclose every contact you have ever had with Russia”

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing, Imploding or Exploding

House Democrats want to know why a major Russian money laundering case was abruptly ‘dismissed’

Bernie Sanders holds highest approval rating at home, Mitch McConnell is dead last

State rebellion against Trump over climate change is different | leaders are acting on solid science and economics, while our federal government is basing its policies on shortsighted politics and benefits for the few.

Democrats call for Jared Kushner’s security clearance to be revoked

US intelligence detected Russian officials discussing meetings with Trump associates in 2015

Video shows Trump with associates tied to email controversy

MSNBC host Chris Hayes provides evidence that foul play is afoot in Donald Trump Jr email chain

Kirsten Gillibrand becomes latest Democrat to come out in favor of single-payer health care

Justice Department Defies Court Deadline To Release Sessions’ Contacts With Russians

Donald Trump Jr. repeatedly dismissed and mocked claims of Russia connection in 2016

Putin critic: Russian lawyer wouldn’t have been in U.S. without Kremlin’s OK

Pence spokesman dodges Fox News questions about whether the VP met with Russians

Intel heard Russians discussing Trump, allies before he announced campaign

All roads now lead to Kushner.

Democrats want to know if Trump quashed a Russian money laundering case in return for dirt on Hillary Clinton

Articles of impeachment filed against Trump.

GOP in crisis over Trump Jr.-Russia email revelation

Democrats demand answers from Jeff Sessions on settlement with Russian lawyer

GOP Senator: Intel Committee Knew In April That Kushner Met Russian Lawyer

Co-founder of firm behind dossier tying Trump to Russia testifying next week

87% of Americans Unaware There’s Scientific Consensus on 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
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!

Trump Watch July 5 2017

Day 167:

You thought it would get better, It hasn’t:

Just because you were on vacation for a couple of days doesn’t mean that the evil fuckers in Washington are not back and at it as hard as ever.

Even though we are in dark days, I still see some shining bright hope.  Elizabeth Warren has started to beat the drum for single payer, and others are joining her.  The fight for a living wage is still going strong, the war on drugs is faltering, and all around signs of resistance are growing.  The latest being the fact that nearly every state has refused to comply with Trumps “voter fraud” commission, which is really just a voter suppression effort.

Just remember things are impossible until they happen, this cartoon supervillian in the white house might be just the thing we need to galvanize the US people into political action.  Politicians like Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders will be vital in making sure that action is funneled into peaceful meaningful change, rather than violence and destruction.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders is the Democrats’ real 2020 frontrunner

Lost records of lawsuit claiming Trump Tower exploited undocumented workers have been found

Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election

I’m a climate scientist. And I’m not letting trickle-down ignorance win.

White House election commission becomes a fiasco for Trump, Kobach

Here’s How Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

Now 44 States Have Refused Trump Commission’s Demand For Personal Info On Voters

Robert Mueller’s Probe Could Draw Focus to Russian Organized Crime Operations

Trump has spent more than 20 percent of his presidency on the golf course

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump’s ‘stunning’ conduct

Investigators looking into possible Russia collusion with pro-Trump websites

Now more than ever, Republicans are engaged in class warfare: Isn’t it time for Democrats to fight back?

Bizarre. Absurd. Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Trump.

Virginia GOP Paid Trump Business Ten Grand for Event Featuring Spicer

No, a new poll did not find a ‘majority of voters back Trump travel ban’

Journalist Who Exposed The Racist Creator Of Trump’s CNN Tweet Gets Death Threats

Trump has dragged America into a permanent state of crisis

The greatest threat facing the United States is its own president

Trump’s DOT withdraws from $24B New York-New Jersey tunnel project

Sen. Collins cheered in Maine after stand on health care

The Russia probe can’t be fired

‘Worse Than What I Thought’: Voting Experts Balk At Trump Panel’s Latest Moves

We must not tolerate Trump’s attack on a free press

 

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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!

Trump Watch June 26 2017

Day 158:

Republican: Someone who uses the government to help them up the ladder of life, only to burn the ladder down once they are on top

Seriously what is it about all these republicans in office, all of whom have benefited greatly from government, then turning around and dismantling those same social safety nets that benefited them so greatly?  There is something broken in the minds of these people, the big money donations, and hanging out with the Ayn Rand crowd has warped their tiny little minds.  They have a bad case of the cognitive dissonance. They are literally willing to kill millions of Americans just so the rich can get richer.  This is not a government it is class warfare, and you and me and all the other non-billionaires are loosing.  We must resist and take back our government, one election at a time.

Further Reading:

Mitch McConnell Refused to Meet With Group That Funded His Polio Recovery

AARP Wants Senate Health Bill Stopped; Older Americans in Danger

Planned Parenthood Supports Shelving Single-Payer (Again)

The New York Times used a full page to print all of Trump’s lies since taking office

Kushner firm’s $285 million Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day

Paper ballots are hack-proof. It’s time to bring them back.

Remember Those 1,100 Jobs Trump Saved in Indiana? They’re Gone.

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves single-payer healthcare bill

Our Revolution: “NEW PEW STUDY: Support for single-payer health care among Democrats rose 16 points since 2014. 83% now support it.”

Just Wait. Watergate didn’t become Watergate overnight, either.

Over 50? Trumpcare will raise your premiums $4,500.

Kellyanne Conway: Those on Medicaid who will lose health insurance can always get jobs

American Academy of Pediatrics Statement Opposing Senate Healthcare Bill

The weakest defense in Washington? Saying ‘I don’t recall’

Sanders draws thousands to rallies against Senate healthcare bill

Kellyanne Conway busted for lying about Medicaid cuts by GOP Senator

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

Ralph Nader: The Democrats are unable to defend the U.S. from the “most vicious” Republican Party in history.

New York Is on the Verge of Major Climate Action– But Centrist Democrats Stand In the Way

Sean Spicer says he doesn’t face reporters on TV because it would distract from the president

Report: Russian ambassador Kislyak being recalled amid election controversy

Make less than $50K? You’re going to lose money under the GOP healthcare proposal.

Koch brothers to spend $400 million on Republican candidates in 2018

For Every $1 Corporations Spent Lobbying For Income Tax Break, They Saved $220 In Taxes

Trump Blames the Biggest Mistake of His Presidency on Obama

Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan

Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

Poll: Trump’s approval rating plummets after Senate releases health care bill

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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!