Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch September 14 2017

Day 229:

Support universal health care!

Everything is impossible until it isn’t.  Women getting the right to vote, freeing the slaves, gay marriage, 15$ minimum wage, universal health care, donald trump getting elected.

Nothing is impossible with a lot of hard work and luck (and in the case of Trump, a Clinton running for office again).

I want everyone in America to have universale health care, and its looking like Bernies bill might do just that.  It almost certainly wont pass, its impossible, will never happen…until it does happen.

Might not be now, might not be next election, but if we keep pushing, and we enshrine this idea as a core democratic party ideal it will happen.  We need to turn the democrats into a party that fights back instead of one that rolls over for the big money.

This can and must happen!  Call your senator today and urge them to cosign bernies medicare for all bill, and call your rep and tell them to cosign the conyers health care bill.  It wont happen unless we make it happen!

If your senator/reps wont vote the way you want, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE.  Maybe the next person in that seat will be a little more receptive to the demands of the people.

Further Reading:

Universal healthcare in America? Not a taboo now, thanks to Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sanders’ single-payer push is great policy and even better politics

Donald Trump denies reaching DACA agreement made to protect Dreamer children

Trump on DACA recipients: Does anyone really want to ‘throw out’ good, educated young people?

FBI probing White House-accredited Sputnik News for being Kremlin propaganda arm

Treasury Secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon

President Trump Tweets Massive Damage Control After Alleged DACA Deal

Trump’s diehard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’

Donald Trump says US needs to cut corporate tax to 15% to match China, which has rate of 25%

Flynn concealed more than a dozen foreign contacts, overseas trips: Democrats

White House says Jemele Hill calling Trump a racist is a ‘fireable offense.’ Trump once called Obama a racist.

No, Antifa is not the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis

The Pentagon is ignoring Trump’s mandate to treat climate change as a hoax

House GOP Worries About ‘Mass Exodus’ Of Frustrated Members

Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin asked for a government jet for his honeymoon: The treasury department is investigating the secretary’s request for a $25,000-per-hour US air force plane to fly him and his wife, Louise Linton, around Europe

Donald Trump May Restrict Voting Rights Ahead Of 2020

77% of U.S. Jews Disapprove of President Donald Trump, National Survey Finds

Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years

Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds

Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Was Alarmed Democrats Would Have A Say On Panel

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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 September 13 2017

Day 228:

Stick it to the man

And by the man I mean big money, represented by Trump and the republican party and the corporate democrats.  We are hanging on by a thread here, with almost our entire government taken over by the big money.

If you really want to fight, you have to vote, and that means getting out there and getting good candidates through the primary process.

You most likely have an election in your area happening in the next week or two that you don’t even know about.

Find your next local election and VOTE!

Might I suggest you do so for a progressive candidate that will support a living wage (at least 15$), health care for all, environmental protections, energy sustainability, taxing the rich, ending the wars, pay equity for women, universal health care, free public college, and any other issues you hold important.

Further Reading:

Dems to Mueller: Flynn failed to disclose trip to broker Saudi-Russian business deal

Pharma CEO worries Americans will say “Enough is Enough” and embrace Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan

Twitter founder: Trump presidency is product of short attention spans

Trump exposed for lie about sketchy business partner, Russia deal

Michael Flynn ‘promoted US-Russian nuclear project from White House’

In Surprise Vote, House Passes Amendment to Restrict Asset Forfeiture

Jimmy Carter: US more like ‘oligarchy’ than ‘democracy’

Franken backs Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ bill

White House won’t commit to signing joint congressional resolution condemning white supremacists

Billionaire Who Compared Obama to Hitler Offended That People Are Calling Him a Nazi

Trump’s Education Department delays student loan forgiveness

Steve Bannon’s reputation as an intellectual and strategic genius is unearned

Senate Dem: Rejecting climate change is ‘denying reality’

Know this: Trump has killed or weakened 860 regulations

Dems flip two seats in special state elections

Flynn refusing new request to speak to Hill committee

Bill Gates Says His Foundation Can’t Balance Trump’s Cuts to the U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Congress Passes Anti-White Supremacist Resolution, But It’s Unclear If Trump Will Sign

Dems to Mueller: Flynn broke law on security forms

Did Bernie Sanders Turn Democrats Into The Universal Health Care Party?

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson: Republicans ‘denying reality’ on climate change

Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 16 Democrats

 

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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 September 12 2017

Day 227:

Shit rolls down hill

If we keep ignoring global warming, more forests will burn, more cities will drown, and the earth will eventually get so nasty that the human race will face an uphill battle for survival.  Just remember that when you go to the polls.

Further Reading:

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Could Cost Us $100 Trillion

Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual”

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors

How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner

Trump promised to hire the best people. He keeps hiring the worst. NASA is next

Is Trump Ending the American Era?

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury

Four more Democratic senators will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

Senator Ted Cruz faces backlash after his Twitter account ‘likes’ pornography video

Feinstein vows there will be a public Donald Trump Jr. hearing ‘come hell or high water’

Mike Pence convenes all-white, all-male meeting to plot voter suppression

Mueller haunts the West Wing

Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil

Hope Hicks to become Trump’s third White House communications director: report

After an earthquake and a hurricane—and Trump’s failure to send condolences—Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.

Unions Aren’t Obsolete, They’re Being Crushed by Right-Wing Politics

‘My body freezes. My heart stops.’: Journalist Katy Tur describes receiving an unwelcome kiss from Trump while covering 2016 campaign

Russia revelations spark demands for new media regulations

Senators Seek Answers on Equifax Breach, Including Details on Stock Sales

Russian politician says on live TV that Russia stole U.S. presidency

Some Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out

Trump’s voter fraud commission is hearing a proposal to make every voter pass a gun background check

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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 September 11 2017

Day 226:

I was on vacation

Went and got out into nature, and did some work with my hands. Refreshing to say the least.

Back to the slog of the endless bullshit that is Trump et all.

Further Reading:

Trump promised not to work with foreign entities. His company just did

Climate change is getting worse, & so is media’s coverage of it

Pope Francis says rescinding DACA is not ‘pro-life’

Too Many Americans Think Patriotism Means Racism And Xenophobia

Now Trump is an “independent” president? Give us a break

Pope launches thinly veiled attack on Trump, saying: ‘History will judge climate change deniers’

Bannon calls Comey firing the biggest mistake in ‘modern political history’.

Florida AG who killed Trump University investigation gets cushy Trump admin job

Steve Bannon’s damning admission about Trump firing James Comey

Why Republicans Can’t Govern

Donald Trump’s 3% growth plan is only for the 1%

Offshore wind energy is cheaper than new nuclear power for first time

Take a look at one of the country’s most blatant gerrymanders

President Trump’s War on Science

Builders fought against making cranes safer in hurricane-prone Miami. Now two have fallen.

‘Legitimately Insane’: To Scare Leakers, Sessions Wants White House Staff Polygraphed

Democrats cringing at Hillary Clinton’s long goodbye. “Clinton’s continued effort to be a leading figure in the party could severely hurt chances for Democrats in 2018, as well as 2020.”

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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 September 1 2017

Day 216:

Its still early:

Trump seems to like to dump a shit load of bad news Friday afternoon.   As I am writing this in the morning, who knows what will happen later today.  Probably will be shitty though.

Be sure you know the next election in your area.  Because you never want to miss a chance to vote an asshole out of office.

Further Reading:

Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on universal basic income.

‘Send prayers’: Texas Republican turns down donated blankets, beds, manpower from Canada

Mueller Enlists the IRS for His Trump-Russia Investigation

Eric Trump Tried To Call Out CNN. It Didn’t Go Well.

Fox News Poll: Americans Think Donald Trump Is An Unstable, Dishonest, Immoral Bully

Trump Calls Bannon, Other Outside Advisers When Kelly Isn’t Around

Fmr. Kushner aide: Trump told Jared Republicans are dumb

‘We don’t answer to him’: McCain calls Trump ‘poorly informed,’ ‘impulsive’ in blistering op-ed

The 2020 Census may be wildly inaccurate—and it matters more than you think

Treasury inspector general to review Mnuchin flight to Ft. Knox

Trump reportedly calls Steve Bannon on his personal phone when John Kelly isn’t around

Mueller teams up with IRS in Russia probe: report

Pepe the Frog creator forces withdrawal of ‘alt-right’ children’s book, profits sent to Muslim advocacy group

Joel Osteen Is the Quintessential Religious Figure of the Trump Era

Eric Trump predicts CNN won’t cover Trump Harvey donation hours after network report

Trump administration removes sexual violence report from website

Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to ‘Donations’

Sanders: It’s ‘pretty dumb’ not to ask about climate change after Harvey

Betsy DeVos’s Newest Hire Was a Dean of DeVry, Everyone’s Favorite Sham University

Trump Attorneys Lay Out Arguments Against Obstruction-of-Justice Probe to Mueller

RNC chief of staff resigns amid rash of departures

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has resigned

Trump Energy official who said controversial comments were result of hacking resigns

When Your First Move Is to Threaten Lynching, Maybe Something’s Wrong

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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!