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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:

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Calling your government representative:

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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 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!

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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!

Trump Watch June 18 2017

Day 150:

Ugh:

It’s sunday, here is some news.

Further reading:

Six People Have Resigned From Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He “Doesn’t Care”

Donald Trump claims his approval rating is higher than Barack Obama’s but data suggests opposite

Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

Trump gets nine more trademarks approved in China

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison — Alongside His Criminal Lawyers

Trump campaign ordered to preserve all documents relating to Russia, leaked email reveals

Pence might be able to use campaign funds to pay for attorney

White House and Putin Among Biggest Critics of Russian Sanctions Bill

California can afford universal healthcare

Cuba to Trump: US in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights

The Cloud Over Jeff Sessions’s Head Just Got Darker

Trump hires the wedding planner — to oversee NY federal housing program?

Trump’s silence on Russian hacking hands Democrats new weapon

Over 100,000 have voted so far in Georgia’s special election

Report: Trump White House is pushing to weaken Russia sanctions bill

With Attack on Deputy AG, Trump Legal Team Must Be ‘Going a Little Nuts’

‘Stunning and Dangerous’: DeVos Memo Reveals Plan to Roll Back Civil Rights

Lawmaker seeks to bar college students from voting at schools they attend

We just got our first concrete evidence that running for president was good for Trump’s businesses

 

 

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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 17 2017

Day 149:

They are stubbornly marching forward:

You would think that someone in the white house would have taken a look at the news the polls and maybe just gone out and asked some folks, and then come up with a better plan, if only a P.R. plan to make themselves more popular.  My guess is they are living in a media bubble, only reading sources they agree with, surrounding themselves with yes men and women, and getting a constant influx of money and support from the people they are actually doing the bidding of (the super rich).  There is a very real chance that Trump etc.  think they are doing a great job and everyone loves them.

Could this be why daily they do something to piss off more people, to harm more Americans, or to further destroy the earth?  The other alternative is that they are bad people, and they want to dismantle the country for nefarious reasons, either to make someone rich, or as part of a plot to empower someone else.

Either way the solution is the same.  Vote progressives into office, take back the reigns of power, get money out of politics, and rebuild the system so its more fair and equitable.  That has always been the project of this country.  We have taken some very wrong turns…but that is still the goal.   Trump can’t stop us, because we are the people, and together we are unstoppable.

Further Reading:

Sorry, centrist liberals, the politics of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are the progressive path forward

Donald Trump has finally found something to give to Vladimir Putin. It’s called Cuba

President Trump holds over 500 positions outside the US government, his 2017 financials show

USS Fitzgerald collision: Trump criticized for leaving key posts unfilled

Trump Lawyer Broke Ethics Rules By Telling White House Staff Not To Hire Attorneys, Complaint Claims

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy – Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It’s the most important privacy case in a generation.

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President

President Trump has made 294 false statements in office (so far)

White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal

Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President

Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Ivanka ‘I’m a saint’ Trump is on a comeback tour. Don’t buy the spin

Congressman: Trump is ‘on the verge of a meltdown’

Newt Gingrich, who voted to impeach Clinton for obstruction of justice, now claims the President can’t obstruct justice (remind me again why the fuck anyone cares what Newt thinks?)

If the President Is Innocent, Then He Is Insane

Trump’s tantrums speak volumes

For First Time in History, Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs in Virginia

Sen. Feinstein: Trump seems to think law doesn’t apply to him

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Finances

Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff’s Opponent, Re-Affirms Her Extreme Anti-Gay Stance

Trump Contradicts His Own Account of Comey Firing

Cuba Is Trump’s Most Revealing Foreign-Policy Blunder

Pro-Trump media ignores president’s broken immigration promise

 

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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!