Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch August 1 2017

Day 192:

In it to win it:
When you see these jerks performing their stupid drama, just remember, they are the symptom not the illness.  The sickness is caused by the money in politics, and the cure is to get it out.

Stay focused, and only vote for candidates you think are serious about making real change.

Further Reading:

Ex-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Dismantles The Case For Abandoning Net Neutrality – The Trump FCC is simply doing the bidding of Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Charter in its quest to abandon rules against blocking, slowing, or speeding internet traffic, Wheeler says.

Dems are starting to win state races in Trump districts

Donald Trump’s War on Scientists Has Had One Big Side Effect: More than a dozen Democratic candidates with scientific backgrounds are running for Congress.

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

NY voters must register by 10/13 to vote in the 2018 primaries. Justice Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez must raise $10k to purchase a voter file to ensure progressives and #DemExit voters are re-registered in time for them to vote Joe Crowley — the 4th most powerful House Dem — out of office.

Trump aides’ stunning cry for help: Admitting the president misled the American people

Lawsuit Alleges Fox News And Trump Supporter Created Fake News Story

Trump Told Fox News to Publish Seth Rich Murder Hoax, Lawsuit Claims

Trump’s lawyer repeatedly denied Trump was involved in Trump Jr.’s statement. But he was.

Trump, Scaramucci distract from ‘most important,’ chilling Senate hearing

Donald Trump could be guilty of obstruction of justice over son’s statement on Russia meeting, says former White House ethics lawyer

Graham: Report that Trump dictated son’s statement ‘bothers me a lot’

Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

CBO: Sen. Sanders’ prescription drug proposal saves Americans $7B

Bernie Sanders’ Drug Price Bill Would Save Billions, Congressional Analysts Say

Scaramucci suckered into epic email battle with fake Priebus

Georgia cancels registration of more than 591,500 voters

Let’s try not to freak out about this poll showing Republican support for censoring ‘biased’ news

Donald J. Trump is something he hates; ‘a huge failure’

State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission

Trump’s Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

Pentagon appears to confirm Trump lied about consulting generals on bigoted ban

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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 31 2017

Day 191:

Wake up, take action:
It’s important in these troubling times that we not only fight against what we don’t want, but fight for what we do want. If you give a damn, you should be in the business of making a better world, not just for yourself, but for everyone.

As such its good to get into a routine.  Calling your elected congress critter.  Volunteering for causes you enjoy.  Talking to friends and family about what is important to you.  Taking care of yourself.

This is called Utopian thinking, and for too long it was looked at as unrealistic, silly, and a waste of time.  But if you are not working towards Utopian ideals, what are you working towards?  Are you working to keep things shitty?  Are you part of the status quo?  Are you thinking big enough?  Are you stuck in your ways?  Are you part of the problem?

Utopia’s don’t have to be unrealistic, but without Utopian thinking we will never realize any improvement.

Here is a short list of “Utopian” ideas that I think are achievable, and should be fought for.  If your senators and rep are not fighting for these ideas, perhaps its time to get a new one.

15 min wage

100% renewable energy

Ending the wars

Free public college

Universal single payer health care

MONEY OUT OF POLITICS (even if it takes a constitutional amendment)

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest are making the US government seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says former White House ethics chief

Dem campaign chief says ‘no Republican should go unchallenged’ in 2018

Bill Browder’s Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Trump had a terrible July, but at least he played a lot of golf

‘Classic Propaganda’: Sinclair Broadcasting Pushes Aside Fox News to Become ‘Trump TV’

The U.S. is picking up vacationing Russian hackers

NRA cowardly fights for ‘the white to bear arms’

House Republicans have spent 378 hours on votes to undercut Obamacare that went nowhere

Who saved Obamacare from the GOP? The American people.

Millennials and Generation Xers outvoted baby boomers in 2016, analysis finds

RNC Tells Staff To Preserve All Documents Related To 2016 Campaign

“Why Shouldn’t It Hurt?” Trump Threatens to Begin Sabotaging Obamacare

Is this Trump’s worst-ever Twitter move? Threatening Congress could become an epic disaster

Bill Browder’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Could Explain Anthony Scaramucci’s Bizarre Behaviour

Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin’s Russia

Jeff Sessions’ Assault On Gay Workers Revealed Yet Another Lie He Told At Confirmation Hearings

GOP rep: Trump halting ObamaCare payments would ‘hurt a lot of people’

Trump’s team steps up emails begging supportors for a dollar to fight fake news and keep making America great again.

Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutes

Putin’s Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly

Nevada GOP official tweets article calling for McCain’s death.

Sen. Jeff Flake: ‘As Conservatives, Our First Obligation Is To Be Honest’

Trump embodies every one of the Seven Deadly Sins

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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 29 2017

Day 189:

Rats, Meet Sinking Ship:

Shit is fucked at the white house.  Trump is an abysmal manager, allowing his underlings to fight and fuss and go on TV and make asses of themselves.  He is thrashing, and the oscillations are getting huge.  This thing will tear itself apart soon if this doesn’t stop.

The reason?  Trump is a criminal, and everyone knows it.  He has been money laundering for years, for the mob, for the Russians, for anyone who will give him a loan.  We are going to find out, its in his tax returns, its in his business dealings, its written all over his fucking face.

The only thing we can hope is that they are too busy clawing over one another to get off this sinking boat to do anymore hard to the American people.

Further Reading:

Jimmy Carter Calls for Single Payer

Susan Collins withstood intense pressure to vote against health care repeal

Trump once summoned Priebus to kill a fly in Oval Office: report

Federal judge blocks Arkansas from enforcing abortion laws

The Police Department Cheering On Trump’s Call for Excessive Force Is Already Under Federal Oversight for Discrimination

Leak: Internal Documents Show How the Nation’s Top Spy Is Instructed to Talk About Trump

Almost 50 Senators Urge Defense Secretary Not to Implement Ban on Transgender Troops

Long Island police department responds to Trump: We don’t tolerate roughing up prisoners

With less drama and more to lose than McCain, two GOP women cast equally crucial votes on health bill

Trump: Republicans ‘look like fools’ if they don’t kill Senate filibuster

Senators work on bill banning firing of special counsels without judicial review

Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Ball ‘files for divorce because of her dislike of President Donald Trump’

White House alters Scaramucci press briefing transcript to make Trump’s golf more impressive

GOP in shock over White House drama

The White House is imploding

Washington Sheriff invites transgender military members to work for his department

Trump mocked Obama for three chiefs of staff in three years

Democrats move to revoke Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

Democrats urge investigations into Trump administration efforts to pressure Murkowski

Federal Court: Public Officials Cannot Block Social Media Users Because of Their Criticism

Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions

White House Leaks: Anthony Scaramucci Would Break Rules If He Spoke to FBI and Sessions About Investigations

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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 28 2017

Day 188:

Are these guys going to hurt us Walter?:

No Donnie, these men are cowards.

Fuck the republicans, and fuck John McCain for all the support he has given them over the years, making one right vote after a life time of wrong ones will not absolve you.  I applaud Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins for staying true to some sort of moral principle.

The fight is far from over, now we have to defend against the death from a thousand cuts that they will try to inflict on Obamacare.  The easiest and best solution to this problem is to put in universal medicare for all single payer health care.

Further Reading:

US Senate healthcare repeal bill fails

Bernie Sanders: GOP is now a right-wing extremist party

Trump Administration ‘may be investigated’ after threatening the whole of Alaska

Bill Browder: Russia meeting was about repeal of sanctions

The Trump administration: Where your pride goes to die

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Rant About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

Russia seizes American property in Moscow and expels US diplomats in retaliation to fresh sanctions

Candidate for top Homeland Security job withdraws over Trump transgender troops ban

The White House is now doctoring its transcripts

Trump: I consulted the military about the transgender ban. Military: no, you didn’t.

Female senators are increasingly on receiving end of insults from male officials

McCain is getting the credit, but these women are the ones who really saved Obamacare

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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 27 2017

Day 187:

The Irony:

These assholes are evil.  By any definition.  They don’t care about others, they are actively working towards hurting them, and for what?  So that rich people can get even richer.  They don’t care if they have to destroy the air the water, or the people, so long as they can make more money.

The problem with these immoral assholes, is that the only true way to beat them, is to be better than them.  We have to gently remove them from office, with votes, and then make the world a better place over their objection, so that everyone can enjoy a better future, even them.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump threatens to isolate Alaska after Republican senator votes against Obamacare repeal bill

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, just called into CNN and had a meltdown

Trump’s Scaramucci Deletes Tweet Claiming Release of His Public Financial Disclosure is a ‘Felony’

Reporter pushes back, says Scaramucci’s financial forms are public

John McCain took time out of cancer treatment to vote against poor Americans accessing healthcare – he is no hero

Two Spending Bill Amendments To Cut CBO Budget Fail In House

Kansas’ Brownback abandons his mess, prepares to join Trump admin

Donald Trump ranked himself 2nd on a list of most ‘presidential’ presidents

Pence’s voter fraud commission will almost certainly ‘find’ thousands of duplicate registrations that aren’t duplicates. Here’s why.

Liberal academics isn’t the problem, it’s ‘conservative nihilism’

Joint Chiefs to troops: ‘No modifications’ to transgender policy

Lindsey Graham: “If Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay”

Senators prepare bill to block firing of AG, special counsel

Scaramucci: ‘If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that’

A Democrat Is Proposing A Constitutional Amendment To Ban Presidents From Pardoning Themselves

Trump ignores question on ban, calls reporter ‘rude’

A Graceless President, a National Betrayal

Welcome to the United States of Anarchy

Graham: If Trump goes after Mueller, it ‘could be the beginning of the end’ of his presidency

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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!