The Sietch Blog http://blog.thesietch.org The voice of The Sietch community Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Trump Watch September 19 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/19/trump-watch-september-19-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/19/trump-watch-september-19-2017/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:53:35 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10364 Continue reading Trump Watch September 19 2017 ]]> Day 234:

Can’t Stop, Wont Stop.

When you’re 91 and surrounded by your great grand children and they are holding your hand and asking “what was it like during the bad old days” are you going to tell them that you fought until the world was a better place for them, or are you going to shamefully hang your head and tell them that you did nothing.

Now is the time to fight.  And we fight by getting the useless people out of office, and voting in the progressive ones that care about us.

Vote like your life depends on it, because it does.

Further Reading:

Robert Reich: A Handful of Ultra-Rich Families Are Bleeding the Country Dry

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

Kushner, Bannon, Flynn Pushed Huge Nuclear Power Deal in Middle East for Profit, In Secret

Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio can – and should – be overturned

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone is Enough to Make Public College Free

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Austin. There’s No Evidence of Them.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway reportedly decline Secret Service protection

Robert Reich: To restore our democracy we must tax wealth

Republican Gov Association Quietly Launches Site Branded As News Outlet

Trump Again Floats Military Parade That Pentagon Once Vetoed

As Usual, Republicans Won’t Have Any Clue What Their New Obamacare Repeal Bill Does Before They Vote On It

Under Trump, Most Americans Lack Basic Knowledge to Understand Current Events, Study Finds

The GOP’s on the verge of passing a bill that will phase out Medicaid in its entirety

Tillerson’s State Department Is Adrift, Say Diplomats

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

Honor the Constitution by Impeaching Jeff Sessions

Dems demand full CBO analysis of Obamacare repeal plan

Eric Trump’s charity appears to hold secret event at Trump-owned golf club

Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’

Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil”

‘Red Alert’ Sounded: Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever

Democrats urge full review of Republicans’ 11th-hour attack on Obamacare

The American Heart Association thinks the latest Obamacare repeal bill is terrible

 

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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 September 18 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/18/trump-watch-september-18-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/18/trump-watch-september-18-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:16:29 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10357 Continue reading Trump Watch September 18 2017 ]]> Day 233:

End with a whimper

Donald Trumps presidency continues its slimy downward spiral towards malicious obscurity, or jail.

The most powerful thing you can do right now is to cure the illness that gave us Trump.  That illness is money in politics, as represented by all the republicans, and most of the democrats who would rather do the bidding of corporate overlords, instead of serving the people who voted them into office.

The single most powerful thing you can do so stop trump and his ilk is to vote in strong progressives, who will actually fight for US, the people.

There is probably an election in your area this week, get on your local board of elections website and GO VOTE!

Further Reading:

Bernie’s “Medicare for All” actually is the pragmatic health care solution

Momentum builds against gerrymandering

Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

Due to excessive lobbying from FPL, Florida residents without power due to the hurricane are not permitted to use their own solar panels

Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be ‘too late’ to recover from climate change: “The day two politicians are arguing about whether science is true, it means nothing gets done. Nothing.”

Donald Trump’s unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows

House Democrats Break Campaign Fundraising Record

Dem senator: Not funny that Spicer ‘lied aggressively and frequently’

Senate plans hearing for bills to protect Mueller

WH officials fear colleagues are wearing a wire for Mueller: report

John McCain on the Comey Hearing: “It Was a Colossal Screw-Up”

Trumpcare’s back, and now it will let insurers jack up premiums as soon as you get sick

Another prosecutor joins Trump-Russia probe

BU researcher: “Almost no atheists voted for Trump”

Dem lawmaker: Trump sharing Clinton golf ball GIF ‘below the standards of even this president’

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Charged Taxpayers $1,092 for Mysterious Two-Night Stay

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

Trump has ‘no ideology’ except ‘his own personal interest’: Top Democrat

What Is Trump Hiding At Mar-A-Lago?

New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

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Trump Watch September 15 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/15/trump-watch-september-15-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/15/trump-watch-september-15-2017/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:54:37 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10353 Continue reading Trump Watch September 15 2017 ]]> Day 230:

The environment is what you depend on for life

Just remember, there is a FUCK LOAD of money to be made fighting climate change, but the people currently making money destroying the climate would prefer that they continue making all that money instead of shifting to another industry.

There is nothing technical stopping us from fighting this problem, its all political problems.

Which means that potentially the most important thing you can do to fight global warming is to vote out bad politicians and vote in better ones.

Further Reading:

I am Will Fisher, congressional candidate for TX-26 in DFW. I’m fighting for single-payer healthcare and running to unseat the doctor who authored the Obamacare repeal.

Donald Trump Says The Internet Must Be ‘Cut Off’ To Stop More Terror Attacks

California legislature passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

Elizabeth Warren launches an investigation into the Equifax hack

Angry Right-Wingers Turn On Trump, Burn Their ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats

Sen. Al Franken blocks Trump’s racist judge and conservatives are flipping out

Trump lied about ‘voter fraud’ … now he wants to steal people’s votes

Trump: ‘I never even knew’ a Category 5 hurricanes existed

Pelosi during Trump dinner: ‘Do the women get to talk around here?’: report

Trump Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

Trump Again Compares White Supremacists, Protesters, Drawing Rebuke

Donald Trump launches ‘demented’ Twitter tirade after London Tube terror attack

Citing conspiracy theory, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher blames Democrats for Charlottesville violence: ‘It was a setup’

Democrats Ask: How Could Trump Have Nominated This Man for FEMA?

Trump calls for ‘larger, tougher’ travel ban in response to London attack

Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill; launches industry probe

Top Republican slams White House attacks on Comey: ‘Press secretaries don’t get to make that call’

Manafort spokesman to testify before grand jury Friday

North Korea missile launch: Russia condemns Trump administration’s ‘aggressive rhetoric’

GOP senator: ‘There is no realistic comparison’ between antifa and white supremacists

Trump defends white supremacists, demands apology from black woman who called him a bigot

Robert E. Lee statue comes down in Dallas

Mueller meets with House Judiciary chairman, top Democrat

Motel 6 says it will stop sharing guest lists with ICE

British officials: Trump response to London terror attack ‘unhelpful’

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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!

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Trump Watch September 14 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/14/trump-watch-september-14-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/14/trump-watch-september-14-2017/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:04:14 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10349 Continue reading 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!

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Trump Watch September 13 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/13/trump-watch-september-13-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/13/trump-watch-september-13-2017/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:45:44 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10347 Continue reading 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!

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Trump Watch September 12 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/12/trump-watch-september-12-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/12/trump-watch-september-12-2017/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:08:12 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10345 Continue reading 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!

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Trump Watch September 11 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/11/trump-watch-september-11-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/11/trump-watch-september-11-2017/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:17:50 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10343 Continue reading 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!

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Trump Watch September 1 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/01/trump-watch-september-1-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/09/01/trump-watch-september-1-2017/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:57:25 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10340 Continue reading 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!

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Trump Watch August 31 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/31/trump-watch-august-31-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/31/trump-watch-august-31-2017/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:05:41 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10338 Continue reading Trump Watch August 31 2017 ]]> Day 215:

Kamala Harris comes out for single payer…:

I say hold back a little, Kamala Harris has been cuddling up to all the big establishment donors, she has been getting a lot of attention from the same folks who backed Clinton, and Obama not so much from the people who backed Sanders.

While I think this is a big deal, it might not be that the establishment forces are moving to the left, it might be that they can read the poll numbers like the rest of us and see that this is a very popular issue.

I will wait and see. I don’t know what Harris is up to, other than obviously setting up a presidential run.

She could have (and should have) put Mnuchen in jail, and that big insurance/pharma money is nothing to sneeze at in the establishment democratic party.

I just find myself very cynical and suspicious these days. Probably because we have a bunch of oligarchs running the show and they are not above a little bread and circus action to keep us plebs in line.

Do your research, and vote carefully.

Further Reading:

Kamala Harris announces she will co-sponsor single-payer health insurance

Trump and Manafort get big reminder that pardon power does not extend to state crimes

Texas Accepts Mexico’s Offer of Harvey Relief

Donald Trump suppressed report into coal mining’s risk to public health, accuses world-leading Nature scientific journal

White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey

How President Trump turned hurricane relief into product placement for campaign swag

Almost all news coverage of the Barcelona attack mentioned terrorism. Very little coverage of Charlottesville did.

Missouri state rep says person who vandalized Confederate statue should be ‘hung from a tall tree’

Trump Will Fail at Tax Reform, Too

Income Inequality In Wisconsin At Highest Level Since Great Depression

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

Donald Trump is one of the biggest threats facing humankind: 50 Nobel laureates on what keeps them up at night

Rather: Trump ‘seized with fear’ over Mueller investigation

Trump claimed he witnessed Harvey’s devastation ‘first hand.’ The White House basically admits he didn’t.

White House Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report From Website

Trump Touts ‘Middle Class’ Tax Relief But Only Detail He Offers Helps The Rich

Special counsel Robert Mueller just made a move signaling that the FBI is zeroing in on Paul Manafort

Fox News Poll: Voters’ mood sours, 56 percent say Trump tearing country apart

Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role

One of the Russians at the Trump Tower meeting just testified

Robert Mueller Just Took Away President Trump’s Best Leverage

Eric Trump says his father ‘tunes out’ criticism so he doesn’t kill himself

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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 August 30 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/30/trump-watch-august-30-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/30/trump-watch-august-30-2017/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:22:21 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10333 Continue reading Trump Watch August 30 2017 ]]> Day 214:

The clear path forward:

When you have a fever, you don’t just cool yourself down and call it a day.  You have a fever because of an infection.  Cooling down the fever will do nothing to cure the root problem.  Left untreated that infection will overheat you again.

Similarly Trump is the fever, not the infection.  The infection is money in politics.  The rich have purchased politicians, and the politicians do what the rich people want.  Until we get that money out of politics, its going to be an uphill battle to get anything useful done.

If Hillary had been president we would have gotten the same shit, with a nicer smile.  In a way we should be thankful that we got the stupid incompetent bungling oligarch instead of someone like Hillary who is smart and competent and would (much like Obama did) continue to prop this very broken system up.

If you want to help the people of Huston, donate to the red cross, but that is just putting an ice pack on the forehead of a very sick body politic.  If you want to cure the infection, vote vote vote.  Vote for someone who doesn’t take corporate money, vote for someone interested in overturning citizens united, who cares about raising the minimum wage, who will fight climate change, who wants to make public university free, who will fight for universal health care.

If you keep voting for the same old senators, and the same old representatives, and mayors, and governors, you are going to get the same old shit.

Study, fight, love win!

Further Reading:

Mattis orders Pentagon to allow transgender troops to continue serving, pending study

Judge won’t vacate former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt conviction without oral arguments

We’ve got less than 24 hours left to protect net neutrality

Republicans Will Let America Burn While Holding Out for Tax Cuts – The core principle of the GOP is to make the rich richer, & that’s more important to its congressional leaders than any U.S. institution

Ivanka backs Trump administration’s plan to scrap Obama rules preventing pay discrimination

Joe Arpaio, a Man Who Terrorized Communities of Color, Is Bummed Everyone Is Calling Him a Racist Monster

Bernie Sanders: Still Good | The left-wing senator is touring the country to fire up his base, and he’s just getting started.

Trump signed letter of intent for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says

19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan visit to DC in May

Fox News Pulled Off The Air In UK Because No One Watches It

Body-slammed reporter wants to know why Rep. Gianforte still won’t grant interview

Everyone’s a Socialist After a Natural Disaster

Ethics group: Trump is wrong to wear campaign hat on trip to Texas

Trump praises crowd size while touring Harvey damage

Christie: Cruz is lying about his vote against Sandy relief

Special counsel subpoenas Manafort’s former attorney and spokesman

Donald Trump confused hopes and facts in fighter jet sale announcement, says Finland

President Trump in Corpus Christi: ‘What a crowd. What a turnout.’

House intel Dem: Committee may seek Trump testimony on Russia

Conservative groups shrug off link between tropical storm Harvey and climate change

Rep. Rohrabacher says ‘rendezvous’ being set up with Trump to relay info from WikiLeaks’ Assange on DNC hack

LePage Tries To Block Medicaid Expansion In Maine By Labeling It ‘Welfare’

What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?

Donald Trump approval ratings: Only 16% of Americans like how the US President conducts himself

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

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Trump Watch August 29 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/29/trump-watch-august-29-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/29/trump-watch-august-29-2017/#respond Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:49:28 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10330 Continue reading Trump Watch August 29 2017 ]]> Day 213:

The stupid…it burns!:

I swear, every time I think Trump can’t get under the low bar I have set for him, mother fucker digs a little deeper and goes lower.

Further Reading:

Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like: It’s time to open our eyes and prepare for the world that’s coming.

End the policy ping-pong, cement net neutrality into law

Trump: I pardoned Arpaio during hurricane because I thought TV ratings would be higher

President Trump retweets false facts about Obama presidential pardons

Hurricane Harvey: Donald Trump has not accepted Mexico’s offer to help Houston flooding victims

EPA to investigate Scott Pruitt’s frequent trips to Oklahoma at taxpayer expense

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt: “Science Shouldn’t Dictate American Policy”

Americans express support for traditional public schools in new poll, even as Trump disparages them

Scarborough: Trump never thought he was going to win, campaign was a ‘money-making scam’

White Supremacist Groups Don’t Deserve Tax Exemptions

Report: Trump Dumps Event Coordinator Over Empty Floor Space at Phoenix Rally

Mueller Team Asking If Trump Tried to Hide Purpose of Trump Tower Meeting

Against Trump, Republicans are all talk and no action

Mueller Investigating Trump’s Role in Don Jr.-Russia Meeting Response

Hatch would vote yes on release of dossier testimony transcript

‘The President Speaks For Himself’

US man who said he was stabbed for looking like neo-Nazi actually stabbed himself

Donald Trump is operating straight from the white supremacist playbook: Neil Macdonald

The president promised he’d surround himself with only “the best people,” but instead he’s helping Joe Arpaio and neo-Nazis.

Republican floats measure to kill Mueller probe after 6 months

Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody

Lawyer Says He Discussed Moscow Tower Plan With Trump Three Times

The Phoenix New Times have been covering the heinous acts of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for two decades. After Trump had pardoned his vile ally, it unloaded a dizzying list of the documented heinous acts of Arpaio and his deputies. | Daily Kos

Donald Trump Is Being Warned by Advisers About Impeachment

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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!

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Trump Watch August 28 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/28/trump-watch-august-28-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/28/trump-watch-august-28-2017/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:26:59 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10324 Continue reading Trump Watch August 28 2017 ]]> Day 212:

You worthless mother fuckers:

Dear republicans and corporate democrats, your days are numbered.  You will be voted out of office, and replaced with some folks that have a lick of sense, and enough decency to not take bucket loads of cash from special interests.

There is nothing you can do to stop this, the american people are fed up with this nonsense.

Don’t worry, I think you will like the world we create, it will be better for you as well.  You might not think so now, but in the end when the air is clean, the water is clean, the people are prosperous, and the world is at peace, you will thank us.

Further Reading:

Republicans Completely Own Trump’s Arpaio Pardon

Republicans are asking a horrific question: Is our president insane?

Mexico to Trump: We won’t pay for a border wall ‘under any circumstances’

Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP

Seven cybersecurity members resign from Trump’s advisory panel citing “insufficient attention to the growing threats”

NY Rep. King says he won’t hold Ted Cruz Sandy vote against Texas

The Arpaio Pardon Fails Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Test

Trump Is A 19th-Century President Facing 21st-Century Problems

White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Trump pardoned a man who staged his own assassination attempt and sent a teenager to jail for it

Trump’s Arpaio pardon sends a clear signal to racist, brutal cops: I’ve got your back

Obama thanks first responders in Hurricane Harvey

Chicago Tribune columnist: Trump’s Arpaio pardon a signal to snitches, ‘gangsta politics’

Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Transgender Service Member Ban

Martin Luther King Jr. Statue To Join Confederates At Georgia’s Capitol

Republicans don’t know who to talk to at White House

Washington’s elite brand Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ‘irrelevant’ and say their days in White House are numbered

States Dare to Think Big on Climate Change | nine states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, last week agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants an additional 30 percent by 2030

Paul Ryan Debated a Nun and the Nun Won

Mexico to Trump: We will not negotiate NAFTA through social media

Holder: Obama never asked me to consider dropping a case

Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

No, Bernie Sanders Voters Didn’t Swing the Election for Trump

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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 August 26 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/26/trump-watch-august-26-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/26/trump-watch-august-26-2017/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:42:12 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10320 Continue reading Trump Watch August 26 2017 ]]> Day 210:

Shit Meet Fan:

Cat 4/5 hurricane hits Texas, Trans people banned from serving their country, and Donald Trump Racist In Chief pardons Racist Joe Arpaio….all done under the cover of night, on a Friday, while a giant hurricane is going on.

This my friends is what it looks like when the system is so broken, so one sided, and so unfair that we end up with a demagogue in office.

Trump is the symptom of an illness that has been feverishly burning through the american people since the 70’s, with roots even further back.

The only way to fix this problem, is to replace nearly everyone in government with better representatives.  Progressive normal folks who care about the normal working class people of this country.

That or we perish.  The next election in your area might be the most important one you ever vote in.  As will be the one after that, and the one after that.

Further Reading:

Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration

Democrats Need To Stop Blaming Bernie Supporters For 2016 And Focus On Winning Future Elections

Sanders will ignite Medicare-for-all movement this fall

Report: Kelly Revoked Gorka’s Security Clearance While He Was On Vacation

Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort

Trump signs directive banning transgender troops.

White House disputes Gorka’s claim that he resigned

President Trump’s flagrant Friday night news dump

Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers

‘I Alone Can Fix It’ Becomes ‘It’s Not My Fault’

3 headlines the White House hopes you’ll miss as Hurricane Harvey hits

Texas lawmakers, now bracing for Harvey, voted against Sandy spending

Ex-Obama spox: Trump staff believes he’s ‘too stupid to figure out that Infowars is garbage’

Illinois governor vetoes bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15

Trump Cybersecurity Advisers Resign In ‘Moral’ Protest

Trump cabinet member Steve Mnuchin ‘may have used taxpayer money to watch the eclipse on top of Fort Knox’

The Charlottesville Aftermath Showed What White Supremacists and islamist Extremists Have In Common

Most Americans don’t want the wall, don’t think Mexico will pay for it and don’t believe it will happen

Greg Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted after assault conviction

 

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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 August 24 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/25/trump-watch-august-24-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/25/trump-watch-august-24-2017/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:18:08 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10313 Continue reading Trump Watch August 24 2017 ]]> Day 208:

Don’t Stop Fighting!:

When your enemy is on the ropes, that is exactly the moment when you punch them in the fucking face. Trump and his ilk are a mess, now is the time to bring out the progressive policies.

We run on them, we win on them, we implement them.

Trump has woken up a lot of people, just ask yourself this, if Hillary was president would be we be taking down all these confederate monuments right now? Would all these people be in the streets? Would this revolution have happened?

Further Reading:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and wife used government plane to get eclipse view: watchdog

Trump’s lawyers sue Greenpeace over Dakota Pipeline, making jaw-dropping accusations

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

At least 69 people have now quit Trump’s White House advisory groups

Russian lumber imports to US increase by over 40% after Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian imports

It’s time to start punishing public officials who disenfranchise voters

Sorry, Trump supporters: The White House clearly isn’t going to make Mexico pay for that wall

Gallup: Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 34%

Schiff: Important claims in ‘dossier’ backed up by public information

Obamacare Is Officially Not Collapsing

Trump Staffer Responsible For Finding Positive News Stories Resigns

Duckworth on transgender ban: When I was dying it didn’t matter who saved my life

Trump Is Attacking Republicans Like A Dictator And It Could Tear The Party Apart

Texas House map must be redrawn, federal court says

Secret Service spent $7,100 renting luxury portable toilets for Trump’s Bedminster trip

World leaders conclude: Trump is a liability, not a leader

Watergate prosecutor: Trump acting like he is running out of time

We Are Now All Dumber for Having Listened to Trump’s Definition of Clean Coal

A GOP senator wrote a bill to protect Robert Mueller. Trump called him to try to kill it.

Top Intel Dem Points Out Trump Dossier Is Pretty Damn True

7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia

Breitbart, other ‘alt-right’ websites are the darlings of Russian propaganda effort

Under Trump, evangelicals show their true racist colors

We’re Suing California Because It Threw Out More Than 45,000 Ballots in the 2016 Presidential Election Over Handwriting ‘Mismatches’

Russian Bots Are Trying to Sow Discord on Twitter After Charlottesville

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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 August 23 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/24/trump-watch-august-23-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/24/trump-watch-august-23-2017/#respond Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:07:59 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10311 Continue reading Trump Watch August 23 2017 ]]> Day 207:

We are going to win:

Because all of the people we are fighting against are worthless.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump must be impeached ‘as soon as possible’, says former US Labour Secretary

White House rapid response director is out.

Infrastructure Advisers Quit, Say Trump’s Actions Threaten Homeland Security

White nationalist Chris Cantwell, wanted in Virginia on 3 felony charges, turns himself in: police

Trump calls out McConnell—again—hours after White House says they’re ‘united’

The Republican Establishment Stands Behind Trump: Of 146 state party chairs and national committee members asked about President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, only seven were critical

Kushner family business switches to crisis firm to do their PR

Kelly moves to control the information Trump sees

Russia probe: New email found from top Donald Trump aide trying to set up Putin meeting

Mattis Says U.S. ‘Stands With Ukraine’ and Accuses Russia of Menacing Europe

Trump officials rewrite Energy Dept. study to make renewables look bad, fail anyway

Trump Losing the Supporters He Needs Most: Independents

Top Trump aide’s email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis: police

Trump Team Escalates Threats to Shutdown Government

We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. It’s far weirder than state-run media.

Trump dossier testimony from Senate Judiciary could be published

The Ex-Sheriff Trump Wants to Pardon Ignored 400 Sex Crime Cases

Russia probe unearths email about attempted meeting between Trump campaign and Putin: report

Trump has been advised not to pardon Joe Arpaio yet

It’s Time To Impeach Trump

Trump blames GOP leaders for debt ceiling ‘mess’

Feds drop demand for 1.3 million IP addresses that visited anti-Trump site

Federal court tosses out racist Texas voter suppression law

 

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

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Trump Watch August 22 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/23/trump-watch-august-22-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/23/trump-watch-august-22-2017/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:17:11 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10307 Continue reading Trump Watch August 22 2017 ]]> Day 206:

Pay Good Attention To What Is Happening Right Now:

Because you are going to need to be able to tell future generations what it was like while the president of the united states slowly fell apart in the public eye.

Further Reading:

China Continues Massive Solar Installations With 10.52 GW In July, Already Exceeds 2020 Target

Trump goes off-script in hour-long public meltdown

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

Americans have decided that Universal Healthcare is a basic right

Trump Blames Media for Misquoting Him, Then Misquotes Himself

UN condemns Donald Trump for not ‘unequivocally rejecting racist violent events’ in Charlottesville

Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally – as real images show room half-empty

Trump claims news media turned off cameras at rally as live coverage goes uninterrupted

Lemon: Trump speech ‘total eclipse of the facts’

Trump: I’m building the wall ‘if we have to close down our government’

Trump supporters faked out by photo of 2016 Cavs victory parade

The strange story of that ‘Blacks for Trump’ guy standing behind POTUS at his Phoenix rally

Trump ‘Officially’ Declared an Opioid Emergency and Then Officially Did Nothing

British spy Christopher Steele tells FBI sources for Trump ‘dossier’: report

Donald Trump may have early-onset dementia, says CNN commentator

Poll: Trump hits new low after Charlottesville

Clapper questions Trump’s fitness to hold office

Trump told a GOP senator she could only ride on Air Force One if she voted for the healthcare bill

Members resign from White House council on infrastructure security

Federal Judge Says Arizona Ban on Mexican-American Studies Program Was Motivated by Racism

Republican leader Mitch McConnell ‘doubts whether Trump can salvage his administration’

Trump Has A Harsher Condemnation For The Media Than For White Supremacists

Trump, McConnell haven’t spoken since angry phone call, sources say

DOJ drops request for visitor IP addresses related to Trump resistance site

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

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Trump Watch August 21 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/22/trump-watch-august-21-2017/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:50:14 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10305 Continue reading Trump Watch August 21 2017 ]]> Day 205:

You know what is really going to piss trump off?/strong>

If we all work hard to get progressive candidates elected to all levels of office this year and next year.

Just imagine the fear that will grip him if there is a progressive majority in the house.  Just imagine how he will squirm when they release his tax returns, when they look into his Russian money laundering,  when they impeach his dumb ass for all the many bad things he has done.  Just think how sweet it would be to kick Paul Ryan out of office, or Joe Manchin, or Nancy Pelosie, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of those fuck wits.   All replaced by real people fighting for things like universal health care, a higher minimum wage, free public college, renewable energy, ending the wars, and getting money out of politics.

The best part of all this is that victory for us actually improves the lives of everyone. Even the people we are fighting against.

Further Reading:

President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

Big protests expected as Trump plans Phoenix rally

Places with the fewest immigrants push back hardest against immigration

Congressional Black Caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

Breitbart slams Trump “flip-flop” on war

That Russian Guy Who Attended the Trump Tower Meeting Is Almost Definitely a Spy

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury secretary, brags about how much she pays in taxes

Poll: 64% of Wisconsin voters ’embarrassed’ by President Trump’s conduct

GOP on eggshells as Trump storms into Phoenix

Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse

U.S. Secret Service says 1,100 employees face unpaid overtime

Let Consumers Sue Companies

N. Korea: Trump tweets ‘weird articles,’ ‘spouts rubbish’

Montana Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter Must Be Fingerprinted Like Other Perps

Trump’s Afghanistan flip-flop

America’s working poor can’t survive on just $7.25

Trump Pick to Oversee Worker Protections Promoted Sweatshops on Remote US Islands

Anonymous White House Advisers Have Accidentally Made the Best Case for Removing Trump From Office

Where does the Trump presidency go now? After the last week, it looks like a descent into barbarism

Poll: McConnell’s approval in Kentucky at 18 percent

9% of Americans think it’s OK to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views: poll

Trump’s Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a Strategy

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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!

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Trump Watch August 20 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/21/trump-watch-august-20-2017/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:02 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10301 Continue reading Trump Watch August 20 2017 ]]> Day 204:

Not A Good Person:

In case you didn’t know already, Trump is not a good person. He is a very bad person, an immoral out of touch monster. He cares about only himself, and would gladly watch the world burn if it meant he could go on being the spoiled man baby that he is.

The best way to tell him to fuck off?  Get a progressive house and senate by voting for real progressives who will fight for the issues that matter most to us.

Further Reading:

Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family

Breitbart News: Nearly 2,600 advertisers have pulled advertising from the far-right website

Texas university removes ‘white supremacy’ statues overnight

Trump Says ‘That’s Too Bad’ After Crash of USS John McCain

Trump repeatedly called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, now will reportedly announce troop surge

The Conservative Plan to Rewrite the Constitution, and Yes, It’s a Thing

Russian Bots Tweeting Calls To Fire McMaster, Former FBI Agent Says

Trump Official Once Praised a Defender of Holocaust Deniers. Now she’s in charge of family planning policy.

The White House’s secretiveness is getting so bad, it’s probably illegal

Failing All Tests of the Presidency

Republican committees have spent nearly $1.3 million at Trump-owned properties this year

Net neutrality comments top 20 million

Vice correspondent: Charlottesville protesters did not discuss Confederate monument, they chanted about Jews

Robert Reich: Enough Of This Madness. Trump Must Go Now

Richmond mayor on Confederate monument debate: Trump ‘doesn’t live here’

Support for Impeachment Grows; Half of Americans Believe Russia Interfered with Election

Republicans Want to Stop Talking About White Supremacists so They Can Focus on Cutting Taxes For Rich People

White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix

Total eclipse of the White House: Zero Trump officials brave enough to appear on Sunday TV

The Note: Trump returns to a lonelier Washington after damage of Charlottesville

 

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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 August 19 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/19/trump-watch-august-19-2017/ Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:18:02 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10297 Continue reading Trump Watch August 19 2017 ]]> Day 202:

Like Rats From A Sinking Trash Barge:

Trumps turd of a presidency is swirling around the drain.   I think strategically it would be best to leave him in office and run progressive house and senate candidates with a starkly different message than his.  But I have to admit it seems Trump is heading to a disgraceful resignation/jail sentence.

Could that be why just about everyone has suddenly “seen the light” and is resigning?

Further Reading:

Member of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over ‘conflict in values’

Trump Eliminates Plastic Water Bottle Ban in National Parks, Removes White House Bikeshare Station

So far 16 charities have pulled out of doing their events at Mar-a-Lago after Trump’s defense of white supremacists

Trump’s arts council puts hidden “RESIST” message in resignation letter

5 more charities drop Mar-a-Lago fundraisers

Mueller’s Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated at this point

Shea-Porter, 78 Members of Congress Introduce Censure Resolution Against President Trump for Charlottesville Comments

Sebastian Gorka’s PhD adviser: “I would not call him an expert in terrorism”

Carl Icahn drops out of presidential advisory role

Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in ‘legal jeopardy’ for trying to influence Trump policy

Kal Penn fires back at Trump: ‘You can’t break up with us after we broke up with you’

‘Downright Unconstitutional’: Gorsuch Slammed for Headlining Event at Trump Hotel

Pastor becomes first to quit Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board

Wave of resignations hits Commerce Department’s board of ‘digital economy’ advisers

Report: Warrants Issued For White Supremacist Featured In Vice Film

NAACP: Removing Bannon doesn’t change racism in WH

Ohio proposal would label neo-Nazi groups terrorists

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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!

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Trump Watch August 18 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/08/18/trump-watch-august-18-2017/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:59:08 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10294 Continue reading Trump Watch August 18 2017 ]]> Day 201:

Free speech works both ways:

In america you have the right to free speech, if your dumb ass uses that right to spread hate and bigotry don’t be surprised when everyone else uses their right to free speech to shun your stupid troglodyte ass.

Further Reading:

Robert E. Lee discouraged monuments. They ‘keep open the sores of war,’ he wrote.

Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville has ‘no interest’ in speaking with Trump

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Says Trump Tower Is Now Its Own Monument to Racism

Members of White House presidential arts commission resign to protest Trump’s comments

Arnold Schwarzenegger to white supremacists: ‘Your heroes are losers’

ACLU will no longer defend hate groups that protest with firearms

Maryland officials remove statue of Dred Scott justice overnight

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

Berkeley white supremacist electrician out of a job after Virginia rally

National Parks Banned Bottled Water to Ease Pollution. Trump Just Sided With the Lobby That Fought It

Pediatricians say Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors

OkCupid bans white supremacist “for life,” asks daters to report others

Schwarzenegger jabs Trump: ‘There are not two sides to bigotry’

Dear Trump Voters: You’re a Bunch of Idiots

Mike Pence Criticized Bush 41 In An Editorial For Signing Civil Rights Act Of 1991

Some alums want Lehigh University to take back Trump’s honorary degree

Donald Trump is about to gut Obamacare’s free birth control

Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking

In One Tweet, Donald Trump Just Spread Fake History, Libeled a Hero, and Admired an Alleged War Crime

Donald Trump wrong that Charlottesville counter-protesters didn’t have a permit

Alex Jones: Nazis in Charlottesville ‘Were Jewish Actors’

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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!

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