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Trump Watch August 16 2017

Day 200:

You can’t be a Nazi and a Patriot:

Just so you know, the Nazi’s, the south in the civil war, these people are the opposite of Americans. They stand for everything that we fight against.  You can’t be both, its just that simple.  If you think the Nazi’s or the South had the right idea, you are not an American Patriot.  You have the right to believe whatever you want, but you don’t stand for what this country was funded on.

Or to put it another way, fuck you and fuck your ideology.

These people are morally and mentally bankrupt.  Now is the time to counter attack with out best vision for the future.  Now is the time to introduce universal health care, raise the minimum wage, really go out there and present OUR vision of the future.

Our vision will win elections, but only if we run candidates who truly believe in a better future.

Further Reading:

UK must cancel Donald Trump’s state visit as he’s ‘nakedly sympathising with neo-Nazis’, say activists

The EPA Is Beginning To Roll Back An Obama-Era Rule Limiting How Much Toxic Waste Power Plants Release In Water. | “… so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply,”

What’s the ‘alt-left’? Experts say it’s a ‘made-up term’

Clay Aiken Apologizes For Defending Trump: ‘I Am A F*****g Dumbass’

‘Fox & Friends’ guest: Anyone who defends Trump is ‘morally bankrupt’

John Kasich on Trump and Charlottesville: ‘Pathetic, isn’t it?’

Baltimore takes down Confederate statues in middle of night

Anderson Cooper: Trump revealed who and what he is

Justice Department Accused of Breaching Constitution by Seeking Info on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

Every Trump Official With a Conscience Must Resign

The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathiser

Romney: Bigots and those fighting hate are ‘not the same’

Baltimore removes Confederate statues

Former President Obama’s response to the Charlottesville protest now most liked tweet in history

Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From Nazis, so Jewish Community Hired Armed Security for First Time.

RNC chair: No place for white supremacists in the Republican Party

‘Donald Trump is trying to start a civil war,’ warns former US labor secretary

Trump’s Aides Tried to Conceal His Crazy, Racist Beliefs From the Country

Republicans, cut the outrage. It’s time to disown Trump.

You can’t be an American and fly the Confederate flag

Donald Trump’s ‘mafia connections’ blocked his bid to open Sydney casino 30 years ago

Donald Trump’s presidency is on the brink of total collapse

Doxxing White Supremacists Is Making Them Terrified

Robert E. Lee’s direct descendent denounces Charlottesville white nationalists: ‘There’s no place for that hate’

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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 August 15 2017

Day 200:

Trump Is A Horrible Human Being, A Criminal, And A Shitty President:

Time for him to go, time for all of them to go.  Wont happen until we have a house of representatives that represent the people and not big money.

Your votes in the next two years could determine the fate of the country.  Start working now to support progressive candidates that represent your views.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump retweets man calling him a fascist

After Charlottesville, Trump retweets — then deletes — image of train running over CNN reporter

House caucus groups ask Trump to fire Bannon, Miller and Gorka

Charlottesville: Donald Trump quietly slashed funds to groups fighting white supremacy months ago

Undeterred, U.S. cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues

Baltimore Mayor Pugh pledges to remove Confederate monuments

The NRA Is Complicit In Stoking White Nationalist Violence

Controversial Trump Aide Katharine Gorka Helped End Funding For Group That Fights White Supremacy

Donald Trump’s 1987 bid for Sydney Casino killed off by ‘mob connections’

Corey Lewandowski swore up and down no one in the Trump campaign was in contact with the Russians, but The Washington Post has the receipts

Trump is now out of excuses for denying Russia meddled in the election

‘He is not a president’: Read Seth Meyers’s blistering takedown of Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits Trump’s manufacturing council

Summers to CEOs: If you won’t quit Trump’s advisory councils now, then when?

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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!

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Trump Watch August 14 2017

Day 200:

Fucking Fascists:

When did it become Un-American to punch a fucking fascist in the fucking face?

Let me be clear what I am saying here, I don’t think violence solves anything, in fact I don’t think there is such a thing as a heroic war, or a just war, or really any “just” reason to hurt people.  I am not talking about my personal views however, but American culture.

We won world war two! We stopped the Nazi’s! Captain America Punched Hitler!  These used to be giant points of pride for Americans.  Our patriotic violence saved the world!  We were sure of ourselves in a way that future wars lacked.  Vietnam, and Afghanistan, Both Iraq wars, none of these had that purity of purpose that world war two did.  Mostly because we were fighting fascists.  We knew they needed to be stopped, and while we did it with violence then, we still did it.

So why is that when a bunch of cowardly fascist white men get comically stupid Tiki torches and march around trying to pathetically ape ugly messages from our past we don’t all patriotically punch them in their mother fucking faces?

Why is it that when a cowardly white man plows his car into a group of heroic anti-fascist protesters our weak white bread president can’t even condemn it?

Are we the America where Nazi’s fear being punched in the face?  Or are we the America where the wealthy make the rules, and the fascists can walk openly killing whom they please without so much as a peep from the rest of us?

I don’t want to punch Nazi’s in the face, but I want them to live in fear of sharing their views openly.  I want them to know there are consequences for such abhorrent behavior.  They have a bankrupt and empty ideology based on hatred and prejudice.  They have no place in a modern world.  The last time they came to power millions died stopping them.  Are we going to let that happen again in this country?

I sure as shit am not going to let that happen.  Anyone who doesn’t fight against fascists doesn’t get my vote.  If the president wont fight them, he gets impeached.  If big money corporate interests wont fight fascists they don’t get my dollar.  Its that simple, every peaceful and useful measure will be taken to make sure these cowardly fuckers get no quarter in our modern society.

Further Reading:

When the President Is Un-American

Merck CEO resigns from American Manufacturing Council after Trump Charlottesville comments

Trump attacks Merck CEO for stepping down from manufacturing council in protest

Trump’s attorney general says ‘evil’ Charlottesville car-ramming fits domestic terror definition

Charlottesville killer denied bail

Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot

It’s a dark moment for America — and our president personally made this possible

White Nationalists applaud Donald Trump’ silence about Charlottesville violence

Merkel calls out ’naked racism’ in Charlottesville as ‘repulsive’

‘We should call evil by its name’: Republicans are standing up to Trump more directly than ever on Charlottesville

“If you’re not resisting, you’re partaking”: a historian on Trump’s failure to call evil by its name.

Merkel: ‘Extreme-Right’ Charlottesville March Was ‘Absolutely Repulsive’

Trump silent on Charlottesville; tweets on trade, military, Ala. election

Republicans More Likely to Say White Americans—Rather Than Black Americans—Face Discrimination

Anonymous shuts down neo-Nazi and KKK websites after Charlottesville rally

Merck stock spikes after CEO leaves Trump council

Poison once flowed in America’s waters. With Trump, it might again

Protesters Swarm Trump Tower After Charlottesville: ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!’

In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored

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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 August 11 2017

Day 197:

Call your senators today:

Pick a progressive agenda item you want them working on, and tell them to work harder on it. You would be surprised how good this will make you feel and how effective it is.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s Only Policy Agenda Seems to Be “Undo Obama Stuff”

‘Really quite sad’: Diplomats react to Trump thanking Putin for expelling US embassy workers

Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomats: ‘We want to reduce our payroll

Over 60 Members Of Congress Condemn Trump’s Threat To North Korea

Only 0.1% of US minimum wage workers can afford a 1-bedroom apartment, report finds

Manafort’s son-in-law met with federal investigators, sources say

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chief, drops legal team

After Obama’s 2008 Win, Indiana GOP Added Early Voting in White Suburb, Cut It in Indianapolis

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Paul Manafort’s Bank Records in Russia Investigation

Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions

Indian diplomat likens Ivanka Trump to ‘half-wit Saudi prince’ ahead of summit where she will lead US delegation

Trump pays someone $89k to provide him with positive news about himself twice a day

Poll: 78 percent say Trump should try to make ObamaCare work

Mark Cuban Slams United States’ Plan to give Chinese Billionaire Monopoly Rights on Cancer Drug

Vacationing Trump to Mitch McConnell: ‘Get back to work’

Trump is deporting fewer immigrants than Obama, including criminals

Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began

Corporations pay between 13 and 19 percent in federal taxes—far less than the 35 percent statutory tax rate

Markets Dive Again After Trump Doubles Down on North Korea ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat

China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the U.S.

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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 August 10 2017

Day 196:

Call your mayor today and tell them what you want in your community:

Never too local or too late to get involved. Might I suggest asking for more bike lanes…just my personal thing. I think cars are ugly and I like seeing people riding around.

Further Reading:

So much for Christian charity: Evangelicals blame the poor for poverty, which makes them a lot like other Republicans

In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it

North Korea calls Donald Trump ‘senile’ and ‘bereft of reason’

Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

Trump: ‘Can you believe’ McConnell couldn’t repeal, replace ObamaCare

Trump ‘sounds like he has same speechwriter as Kim Jong-un’ says ex-CIA analyst

Scaramucci going on Stephen Colbert’s show Monday

Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs

Scarborough: Republicans who would favor postponing election should hide their faces in ‘shame’

Poll: Almost half of Republicans believe Trump won popular vote

Secret Service Spends $13,500 On Just Golf Cart Rentals For President Trump’s Bedminster Trip

Media scholar on Trump TV: “This is Orwellian, and it’s happening right now, right here”

You probably knew this, but don’t believe arguments about how corporate tax cuts help the middle class

Price booed as he throws out first pitch at Nationals game

Two top Haley aides resign

The 1% Is Organized and Coming for Its Tax Cuts. Is the Resistance Ready?

Paul Manafort Was Once Sued by Fmr. Ukrainian Prime Minister for ‘Scheming’ and ‘Money Laundering’

Texas Passes Bill to Require Women Pay Extra for Abortion Access in Health Plans

European diplomats reportedly consider Trump a ‘laughing stock’ who is ‘obsessed with Obama’

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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!