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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 5

Its been five days, and I still can’t believe how much damage has been done already.  Here is what you should be complaining to your senators and representatives about today.

Trumps INSANELY unqualified cabinet is starting to get approved by the senate.  CIA director Mike Pompeo (who wants to increase the governments ability to spy on you) got approved, here is how the Senate Voted, do you see your senator voting for this guy?  Maybe you should give them a call and tell them you are not happy with them approving such an unqualified individual for this post.

I am really disappointed in the 14 Democrats that voted to confirm.

The 66-32 roll call Monday by which the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

A “yes” vote is a vote to confirm the nomination.

Voting yes were 14 Democrats, 51 Republicans and 1 independent.

Voting no were 30 Democrats, 1 Republican and 1 independent.

Democrats Yes

Donnelly, Ind.; Feinstein, Calif.; Hassan, N.H.; Heitkamp, N.D.; Kaine, Va.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Manchin, W.V.; McCaskill, Mo.; Reed, R.I.; Schatz, Hawaii; Schumer, N.Y.; Shaheen, N.H.; Warner, Va.; Whitehouse, R.I.

Democrats No

Baldwin, Wis.; Bennet, Colo.; Booker, N.J.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Cardin, Md.; Carper, Del.; Casey, Pa.; Coons, Del.; Cortez Masto, Nev.; Duckworth, Ill.; Durbin, Ill.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Harris, Calif.; Heinrich, N.M.; Hirono, Hawaii; Leahy, Vt.; Markey, Mass.; Menendez, N.J.; Merkley, Ore.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Peters, Mich.; Stabenow, Mich.; Tester, Mont.; Udall, N.M.; Van Hollen, Md.; Warren, Mass.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats Not Voting

Blumenthal, Conn.; Murphy, Conn.

Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.; Barrasso, Wyo.; Blunt, Mo.; Boozman, Ark.; Burr, N.C.; Capito, W.V.; Cassidy, La.; Cochran, Miss.; Collins, Maine; Corker, Tenn.; Cornyn, Texas; Cotton, Ark.; Crapo, Idaho; Cruz, Texas; Daines, Mont.; Enzi, Wyo.; Ernst, Iowa; Fischer, Neb.; Flake, Ariz.; Gardner, Colo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Hatch, Utah; Heller, Nev.; Hoeven, N.D.; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Johnson, Wis.; Kennedy, La.; Lankford, Okla.; Lee, Utah; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Moran, Kan.; Murkowski, Alaska; Perdue, Ga.; Portman, Ohio; Risch, Idaho; Roberts, Kan.; Rounds, S.D.; Rubio, Fla.; Sasse, Neb.; Scott, S.C.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Sullivan, Alaska; Thune, S.D.; Tillis, N.C.; Toomey, Pa.; Wicker, Miss.; Young, Ind.

Republicans No

Paul, Ky.

Independents Yes

King, Maine.

Independents No

Sanders, Vt.

Now might be a good time to call your senator and tell them you don’t want them approving any more unqualified hacks for cabinet positions, especially now that Rex Tillerson the CEO of Exxon Mobile has made it out of committee and is about to be voted on by the entire senate.

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Trump’s Ego just wont let him stop lying about the popular vote total.  He just can’t handle that he was beaten by almost 3 million votes.  He keeps claiming that there were millions of illegal votes.  Not only is this totally false, but he keeps blaming immigrants for this.  He is fomenting racial hatred, and blaming the “other” classic signs of fascism.  This is not OK, and not normal.  He can’t even win gracefully.

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Trump has stopped foreign aid money to group that provide abortion services, even if they also provide a lot of other good health care.  Family planning is vital to developing countries, and this movie will only result in more harm to women around the world. Ironically when these  sorts of clinics are closed, it tends to lead to an uptick in abortions, because now women and men don’t have access to contraceptive.  Bad policy, built on faulty logic, data shows it doesn’t work….TRUMP!

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The white house shut down the comment line, telling people to go to facebook instead, but has yet to set up a facebook account….ignoring the public is another bad sign of a dictator in the making.  Call your representatives instead, they are up for election soon, and will be a lot more interested in hearing how much you don’t want them working with this man.

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Trump has begun to bring paid lackeys to speeches he gives to make it seem like he is more popular than he is.  He did it at his press conference, and now he is doing it as president.  This is the kind of shit dictators like the leader of North Korea pull, not the kind of thing the American President does.  This is how you slowly slide into a strong man dictatorship.

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Donald Trump continues to violate the constitution by taking payments from foreign agents.

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You’re calls might be working!  Betsy DeVos is having trouble getting approved!  Keep it up!

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The EPA has been ordered to freeze its grants and told its employee’s not to talk about it…we can not lose the EPA to this monster.

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and 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.

 

 

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 4

Day 4 and somehow Trump can’t seem to do a single thing without setting some sort of horrible precedent.  It’s almost as if his crony billionaire friends want to carve up and sell this country off so they can make a short term profit, and all the poor people, and all the people of the future can go fuck themselves.  Well I for one wont stand for that!

Here is what you should be talking to your senators and representatives about today.

Donald trump is in violation of the constitution, which is what an upcoming lawsuit will show in great detail.  The guy who made such a big deal about how great America was, doesn’t want to follow our highers rule of law.

A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments.

The lawsuit is among a barrage of legal actions against the Trump administration that have been initiated or are being planned by major liberal advocacy organizations. Such suits are among the few outlets they have to challenge the administration now that Republicans are in control of the government.

In the new case, the lawyers argue that a provision in the Constitution known as the Emoluments Clause bans payments from foreign powers like the ones to Mr. Trump’s companies. They cite fears among the framers of the Constitution that United States officials could be corrupted by gifts or payments.

The suit, which will not seek any monetary damages, will ask a federal court in New York to order Mr. Trump to stop taking payments from foreign government entities. Such payments, it says, include those from patrons at Trump hotels and golf courses; loans for his office buildings from certain banks controlled by foreign governments; and leases with tenants like the Abu Dhabi tourism office, a government enterprise.

Get that…they don’t want to make any money they just want to make sure our PRESIDENT the highest elected official in the land, is following our constitution.  When you have to sue someone into following the highest law in the land its not a good sign.  He is clearly guilty, and it will be interesting to see if justice still functions in Trumps America ™.

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In other great news, the largest protest in American history, the women’s march, was peaceful, and effective!  Click here for some awesome pictures of MILLIONS of people protesting against Trump.  This IS what Democracy looks like!

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Do you live in Senator McCaine’s, or Lindsay Grahm’s District?  Now might be a good time to call them up and tell them that under no uncertain terms should they vote to approve CEO of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson as head of the state department.  Why in the world would we appoint the CEO of an evil giant oil company to lead our diplomatic department?  I am sure it has nothing to do with the half a trillion dollar deal that Exxon was about to do with Russia right before we put sanctions on them.  Or the fact that as head of the State Department Rex can get his oil buddies rich by pressuring companies all over the world to drill for more climate destroying oil.  Call your senator on this NOW and make sure they know that you don’t want a cronny capitalist from Exxon being the diplomatic face of the USA.

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That executive order Trump singed in his first hours in office is starting to fuck up Obamacare for people already….he is literally already ruining lives, and has been in office 4 days.  Your Representative needs to know you are not ok with this.

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Seems that cervical cancer is more serious than we thought, now is no time to defund Planned Parenthood and the ACA, as both are key tools we use to keep women healthy and alive.  Cancer screenings is one of the largest service provided by Planned Parenthood.  Don’t let the Trump Crony’s destroy these tools that keep women alive and healthy.

In case you are not familiar with Planned Parenthood’s history, check this out.

 

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Trump has left literally hundreds of government positions open, mostly so that he can create a sense of urgency so that he can ram through them all without much review.  Create a crisis, then solve the crisis by pushing all through right away.

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Oh by the way, if you ever thought he would release his taxes…think again.  He is giving a giant middle finger to the entire american public by keeping these secret.  We need to pass laws making the release of this kind of financial data mandatory, mean while if some brave person in the IRS wants to leak them to the public….

Call your senator DEMANDING the release of this information, how can we possibly know if Trump has conflicts of interest if we don’t see his taxes.

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Never too early to get ready for the next protest!  April 15th clear your calendar!  The march is to get him to release his taxes.  So its worth the effort.

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and 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.

 

 

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 3

Its the third day of Trumps quest to destroy america here is what you should be complaining to your congress person about today:

The first press conference was a parade of lies, mostly centered around how his ego was bruised by the fact that his inauguration was boycotted by most everyone.

see for yourself (statement starts at 1:33 mark).  These press conferences apparently now have full visual aids.  Donald, no one wanted to go to your inauguration because you are historically unpopular!

Just so you know, this was not the first year the floor coverings were used, no metal detectors were used, the subway numbers, the tv ratings, and pretty much everything else he said is a verifiable lie.  We have the internet now guys, you can’t just lie your ass off and have no one notice.  This is not just lies, its propaganda. Designed to re-write history and set a tone with the press.

The great leader must appear at all times like a strong man, with the full support of the people, don’t pay attention to the low numbers, don’t look at the massive protests…don’t buy the hype people.  This is a tin pot dictator in the making, we must not make this normal.

The French have been having a hard time translating trump, mostly because he has a 4th grade vocabulary, and its hard to cram that kind of stupidity into a beautiful language like french.

Just remember this is not OK, this is not normal! We must fight this every single day of his presidency.

And fight him we shall!  The Women’s march against Trump is the LARGEST PROTEST IN US HISTORY!  Somewhere between 3 and 5 million people!  FUCK YOU TRUMP.  We will fight you, and you will lose.

Here are some pictures from the Boston Women’s March.

 

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and 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.

 

This Is Not Normal, This Is Not OK! :Day 2

So trump has been in office for about 24 hours, its the second day of his presidency.

Here is a small selection of the horrible shit he has done recently:

He banned the national park service from twitter, because they retweeted some posts that hurt his feelings.  Only a child would act this way, also its horrific that the crack down on dissent to his foolishness can extent to even something so small as a tweet he doesn’t like.  He is not the glorious leader, or the king, he is not above (in this case very gentle) criticism.

He signed an executive order that could gut the ACA.  So much for due process of law.  The next for years we are going to see the billionaires in his cabinet cut this country up into chunks, sell it off and run away with the profits.  Repealing the ACA (a republican health care plan by the way), will only the help the very very rich.

He stopped a rate cut for housing mortgages that would have helped millions to be able to afford their homes.  It only took an hour for this to happen, meaning that this was a pre-arranged handout to the people who are set to make a lot of money from poor people who now have to pay more interest on their loans.  Oh by the way if those loans default, we the tax payer will be on the hook to pay for them…but who cares.  The rich will still get richer, and all of us will get poorer.

He still hasn’t resigned from his companies, or released his taxes…what good oligarch would let us see just how the strings are pulled right?

 

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep. and give 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.

This Is Not Normal, This Is Not OK!

Donald Trump is not normal, he is not OK.  We can not allow this to be normalized.

I am going to try and re-fire up this blog, if only to keep a running tally of the bad things Trump and his administration is doing.

This is day one.

Things he is doing or is planning on doing today.

Removing most of the good stuff from the old whitehouse.gov and replacing it with his own lies and propaganda. 

Threatening to use presidential orders to delay a law that was put in place to keep brokers from scamming people who come to them for retirement advice. (bonus step of putting a federal hiring freeze in, cutting much needed jobs)

Its been about 4 hours since he has been president, so the list will only grow from here.