Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch June 16 2017

Day 148:

The Turd In Chief Is Circling The Drain:

Lets be clear how this is going to go from here on in.  It is going to be a daily flood of law suits, judges rulings, special investigators, laws passed that hurt the poor, and laws passed that help the rich, all while the environment falls apart around us, and real major problems people face are not solved.  The inattention of our president and the republicans in congress could lead to more gun deaths, more terrorism, and more suffering.  Hurricane season has begun with no head to FEMA.  In short this is going to be a non-stop shit show with a high likelihood that a lot of people will die or be injured.

It is not good, and it will not get better unless we remember one thing.  Things can be better.  Our current situation is not our destiny.  The citizens of this country have power, and a duty to use it responsibly.  It is are duty as citizens to peacefully protect our nation from internal political threats.

There are elections coming up, you need to be well informed and vote for progressive candidates that will fight you.  On the right and the left we must stop voting for people who do not represent us, but instead do what large donors tell them to.  This means 100% of the republicans have to go and about 90% of the democrats.  Its not a pretty picture, but its one we can change.

Just remember, Our Demands:

Livable Wage (at least 15 dollars an hour, and some places higher)

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

Money out of Politics!

Pay for it by taxing the rich and large corporations, while cutting military spending.

Any candidate that supports these things is a good one, and you should vote for them.  Any candidate that says they support these things but then once in office fights against them, must be voted out.

Trump and Company are symptoms of a problem, candidates that support the issues above are the cure to the underlying problem of income inequality, and environmental degradation.

Its going to be a hard fight, but its one we must win.

Until then, pay attention, and love as much as you can while still fighting as hard as you can.

Further Reading:

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

Trump’s Top Aides Now Being Investigated by Mueller For Possible ‘Money Laundering’

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents

Republican senators say their phones aren’t ringing to save the ACA, so here’s the contact list

House Republicans Set to Pass Massive Corporate Tax Cuts in a Time When Corporations Pay Record Low Taxes on Record Breaking Profits

68% of Americans Think President Trump Interfered With Russia Probe: Poll

House GOP Shocked to Learn Infamous Con Artist Can’t Be Trusted

Trump said foreign leaders wouldn’t laugh at the U.S. Now they’re laughing at him.

A study of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals shows that emergency rooms charge an exorbitant average markup of 340 percent more than what Medicare reimburses

Sessions Dined With Lobbyist For Russian Corps, Omitted It In Testimony

Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income

Warren accuses DeVos of helping for-profit colleges ‘swindle’ students

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions

Netflix changes course and says it’ll ‘never outgrow the fight for net neutrality’

Thanks for confirming the obstruction investigation, Mr. President

Schiff wants obstruction to be part of House Russia probe

No full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom apartment in any US state

Official: Russian hackers targeted Dallas voter registration

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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 15 2017

Day 147:

It’s time to look to a better future, and then go out and build it:

The american people are ready for a positive vision of the future.  They are desperate for a responsible vision for the future that works for everyone.  Populism can be positive, it doesn’t have to be about scapegoating the other, or blaming someone for America’s problems.

Our Demands:

Livable Wage

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

pay for it by taxing the rich and large corporations, while cutting military spending.

We must continue to stress this, we can continue to be against the status quo, but we must create and implement a new one to replace it.

Further Reading:

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

For his birthday, Donald Trump learns that he’s personally under investigation

Trump sells Qatar $12 billion of U.S. weapons days after accusing it of funding terrorism

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

Even Trump’s Aides Blame Him For Obstruction Probe: ‘President Did This to Himself’

Donald Trump Is Now Facing Three Emoluments Lawsuits

Senate overwhelmingly approves new package of sanctions to punish Russia for meddling in 2016 election

The GOP’s fantastically anti-democratic quest to kill health care in the dark

Rand Paul Forgot To Delete Tweet Calling For People To Use 2nd Amendment To ‘Shoot At The Government’

Sen. Rand Paul’s year-old Second Amendment tweet resurfaces after shooting

How fake news starts: Trump supporters tie Bernie Sanders to Alexandria shooting using a fake quote

Pruitt used two government email addresses in his last job. He told Congress he used one.

Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say

Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’

President Donald Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice

Mueller requesting interviews with top intel officials: reports

Dem whip delivers pizzas to Scalise staffers | TheHill

Trump’s Travel Costs are Staggering, Yet Five Years Ago He Complained About $1 Million Annually for Biden

Jeff Sessions Just Admitted That He Violated His Recusal Pledge

196 members of Congress sue Trump

Republicans are privately angry at Trump for accidentally unmasking their big scam

Former CIA Analyst Warns Russia Threat Being Ignored Like Al-Qaeda Was Pre-9/11

Kamala Harris Got Shut Down After Asking an Incredibly Important Question. Again.

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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 June 14 2017

Day 146:

Sessions didn’t help Trump:

Let me just put this out there first.  I don’t trust the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, or any of these other government agencies that seem to have way too much power, and way too little oversight.  But when former FBI director James Comey sat before congress and answered questions, it was short, to the point and sounded honest.

When evil cookie elf Jeff Sessions sat before congress and answered questions, it sounded like he was lying through his teeth and using every weasel trick in the book to get out of going to jail.

He made all this shit seem much more likely to be real, he was acting like a man who was trying to avoid incriminating himself.  And in general makes the entire business seem much more shady and illegal.

Further Reading:

Trump’s Cabinet of Worship Is a Scary Sign of American Collapse

Congressional Democrats to file emoluments lawsuit against Trump

Photograph places Jeff Sessions, Russian ambassador together at the Mayflower Hotel

Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Never Been Briefed on Russian Interference in U.S. Election

‘Our respect is earned, not demanded’: Mayor removes Trump and Pence portraits from town hall

25 Times Jeff Sessions Had a Convenient Memory Lapse While Testifying

Dem Senator to Sessions: You’re ‘Impeding the Investigation’

Heinrich: Sessions’ testimony shows ‘concerted effort’ to obstruct investigation

Nearly 200 Democrats file emoluments lawsuit against Trump: report

Majority of Trump’s real estate sales were to shell companies the past year

Poll: Trump disapproval hits record 60 percent

Sessions can’t invoke executive privilege, but he’s using it a lot

Wait, is Sessions invoking preemptive “executive privilege”? Here’s the problem with that.

Report: Trump First to Float Firing Mueller

Rosenstein agrees that Russia interfered in election

Dem lawmaker: Sessions ‘in contempt of Congress’ for stonewalling

Durbin on Sessions testimony: Hard to see how he could continue to serve

 

 

 

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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 13 2017

Day 145:

Nobody Likes Donald Trump:

And for the insane hold-outs who still don’t like him, but think he is politically valuable, they are going to change their mind soon.

Trump is a steaming pile of radioactive political death.  If you are a politician and haven’t figured this out yet…well lets just say you need to stop thinking with your checking account and start thinking with your brain.  Any republican that hitches to Trumps wagon is going to go over the cliff with him.

Enough tortured metaphors, lets just be clear.  The public doesn’t like trump, the media is turning on him, hell even basketball players wont go see him.  His status as turd dropper in chief is well earned.  He ran on hatred, sexism, racism, and bigotry.  He governed on “screw everyone I am going to get mine.”  His policies are only good for the rich (except his insistence global warming is scam, rich people own a lot of coastal real-estate).  He is a hateful person, and is rightly looked down upon by all moral people.  He should resign, publicly apologize for his behavior over the last 70 years, and then exile himself to a tiny island far away from everyone else where he can live out his remaining years alone.

Further Reading:

Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

Russian Breach of 39 States Threatens Future U.S. Elections

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Donald Trump impeachment: Half US voters in favour of launching proceedings against US President

Mattis: “No evidence” Putin wants good relations with U.S.

Report: Sessions to say he did not meet with Russian ambassador at Mayflower Hotel

Russian cyberattack on US electoral systems more widespread than revealed: report

If Republicans lose the House, Trump will be impeached

Trump Biographer: I Was Threatened With Made-up Tapes Too

Jeff Sessions is reportedly going to dispute James Comey’s sworn testimony

Virginia polls are now OPEN. Virginians, do your part and elect PROGRESSIVES!

Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets

Franken: They’ve intercepted contacts with Kislyak

“I might be the first member of Congress to say this: Bernie should absolutely run again in 2020.” – Ro Khanna

US ambassador to Qatar resigns: report

Donald Trump Is Turning Young Voters Off the GOP—and Maybe Forever

Judge orders DOJ to produce Sessions’ clearance form

The Senate Has Agreed to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, While Curbing the White House’s Power to Ease Them

Can McConnell Sneak Obamacare Repeal Through While No One Is Looking?

 

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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 12 2017

Day 144:

its all unraveling faster and faster:

Trump is not a smart man, or a competent one, my prediction is this it the hubris flavored end of the line for him.  He thought he could fake his way through the whole thing, and no one would notice all the scams and shady deals and stupid racist misogynist shit.  But everyone did, and everyone knows.  The only thing propping him up at this point is the power and money of the richest people in the world.

They know he is a good puppet, and will do right by them, but the power of the people is always greater than the power of the money, and they are fighting a losing battle to keep the veil over these crimes.  He will only come to justice if we continue to put pressure on those in power to do something meaningful.

You can’t just be against something, you have to be for something as well!

Livable Wage

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

pay for it by taxing the rich and large corporations, while cutting military spending.

This is our list of demands, and it must happen or else the 1% will take off never to be caught or reigned in every again, and the rest of us will become slaves.

Further Reading:

D.C., Md. attorneys general to sue Trump, saying foreign payments to his businesses violate Constitution’s anti-corruption clause

Sanders: Trump is ‘perhaps the worst’ president in U.S. history

McCain says American leadership was better under Obama

Donald Trump is a profoundly incompetent president

Ex-Medicare head: GOP using ‘sabotage, speed and secrecy’ to pass ObamaCare repeal

D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump alleging breach of constitutional oath

NSA leak: Russian hackers attacked US voting system

Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara tells of ‘unusual’ calls he received from Trump

NY attorney: ‘Very weird and peculiar’ that Trump called me 3 times before I was fired

Thousands march across the US for LGBTQ pride – and against Donald Trump

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes ‘cancellation’ of Donald Trump state visit

GOPer: If Trump Doesn’t Turn Over Tapes I’d Be ‘Fine’ With Issuing A Subpoena

So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work?

Trump attorney won’t rule out firing Mueller

Taking down Confederate monuments helps confront the past, not obscure it.

When ‘bots’ outnumber humans, the public comment process is meaningless

Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Potential Candidate for Iowa Governor is running on $15 min wage, universal healthcare, & clean water. We need this lady to run!

Democrats, take your cues from Bernie Sanders

California Ignores Trump And GOP, Unveils It’s Own ‘Single-Payer’ Healthcare Plan

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0 TODAY!

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC TODAY!

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!