The Sietch Blog http://blog.thesietch.org The voice of The Sietch community Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Trump Watch June 24 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/24/trump-watch-june-24-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/24/trump-watch-june-24-2017/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44:30 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10161 Continue reading Trump Watch June 24 2017 ]]> Day 156:

Ugh:

It’s hot, Trump is an idiot, and here is the news

Further Reading:

Trump and Pence’s $7 million bribe to Carrier officially fails, ends in layoffs

Sally Yates: Making America scared again won’t make us safer

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

Material useful to Russia probe destroyed in US compounds: report

Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

Trump appears to admit Russia interfered in the US election in a tweet criticizing Obama

House Science Committee’s taxpayer-funded email newsletter now features Breitbart, other deniers

In reversal, Trump now supports Medicaid cuts

Spicer appears on camera on Fox News the same day he bans cameras from press briefings

Bernie Sanders: Thousands Of Americans Will Die Because Of ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Plan

The Senate GOP hid the meanest things very deeply in its Obamacare repeal bill. We found them

CNN anchor: Fox and Friends is ‘State TV’

Intelligence officials worry State Dept. going easy on Russian diplomats

Poll: Single-payer healthcare wins more support

Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again.

W.H. Correspondents’ Association: We are not satisfied with off-camera briefings

Pence meets with Koch brother in Colorado

Yet Another Person Who Called For Hillary Clinton To Be Shot Was Invited To The White House

Fifth GOP senator announces opposition to ObamaCare repeal bill

Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

Russians destroyed and removed material from shuttered compounds, officials say

Why Is US Government Giving A Pharma Giant Exclusive Rights To A Zika Vaccine Whose Development Was Paid For By The US Public?

Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse actually get him in legal trouble?

Beekeepers using solar sites to grow plants to make honey

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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
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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!:

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Trump Watch June 23 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/23/trump-watch-june-23-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/23/trump-watch-june-23-2017/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:24:55 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10157 Continue reading Trump Watch June 23 2017 ]]> Day 155:

Fuck the republicans:

We Will Throw This Health Care Bill in the Garbage

Mr. President, I have some bad news for you. This pathetic health care bill is not getting through the Senate. We will throw this in the garbage and start from zero.

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What do you call a group of people who want to give massive tax cuts to people who are already rich, and want to “pay” for it by stealing health care away from 24 million + poor people.  Potentially killing tens of thousands of them in the process, while destroying the financial lives of hundreds of thousands more.  I would call that some pretty evil shit.  I would say that is right up there with a war crime, or a death squad or a terrorist attack.  What in the fuck do the republicans think is going to happen?  They are going to toss tens of millions of people out on the street and just think that they will keep their jobs?  This is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen.  It also happens to be the meanest.

This isn’t a health care bill, its a tax cut for the rich, paid for by killing the poor (or allowing them to die from lack of health care, but frankly I can’t see the difference)

Now is absolutely the time to get on the phone and call up your senators and tell them that under no circumstances should they vote for this piece of shit bill.

https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

Further Reading:

President Trump and White House staffers are illegally deleting messages, lawsuit says

Most Terrorists in the U.S. Are Right Wing, Not Muslim:Report

Mitch McConnell overcame polio with the help of the government

Report: Hackers Successfully Altered Voter Data in 2016 Election

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Obama WH ethics lawyer: Lack of Comey tapes example of ‘witness intimidation’

White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Today’s Press Conference

Obama on the GOP health-care plan: ‘This bill will do you harm.’

President Trump Promised He Wouldn’t Touch Medicaid. The Senate Bill Includes Billions in Cuts.

AARP warns senators against supporting GOP healthcare bill

AARP Calls on Senate to Reject Health Bill. Vows to Hold Senators Accountable for Bill That Hurts Older Americans

Carrier moving Trump jobs to Mexico

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

Report: Congress Investigating If Trump Team Used Voter Data Stolen By Russia

43 arrested in ObamaCare repeal protests at Capitol

The Senate GOP Isn’t Fixing Health Care. It’s Waging Class War.

Disabled AHCA protesters dragged from their wheelchairs at Mitch McConnell’s office

Trump visited this Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs

Trump’s bluff is called, revealing another self-inflicted legal wound

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill has a small bonus just for insurance CEOs

 

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Tools of change:

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Call your Senator
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Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch June 22 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/22/trump-watch-june-22-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/22/trump-watch-june-22-2017/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:17 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10155 Continue reading Trump Watch June 22 2017 ]]> Day 154:

The inevitable specter of our dark future looms closer:

But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight!  Fight and win!  Remember, we demand a better future, and our politicians had better head that demand or they will be out of a job.

Start local, get your town, county, and state reps right by digging down into all those little elections you usually ignore, they matter.

Then next year get your house rep on board, make sure you elect someone who is progressive and fights for our values.

Then the senate, then in 4 years a new president.

Good luck, and fight hard.

Further Reading:

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians

Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist

Republican Coal King Sues HBO Over John Oliver’s Show

‘I just don’t want a poor person’: Trump explains why he added billionaire Wall Street execs to his cabinet

Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind

The face of Republican evil: It’s not Donald Trump

A looming deadline on Trump tapes has lawmakers thinking subpoena

President Trump Might Be Forced to Testify Under Oath About Trump University After All.

Trump Calls For A Law We’ve Already Had For More Than 20 Years–Barring Immigrants from Welfare for Five Years

White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill

Democrats seek suspension of Jared Kushner’s security clearance pending Russia probe

Trump drops 5 points in tracking poll he touted

We just learned the government knows Russia will sabotage the next election. Now what?

Donald Trump says he doesn’t want a ‘poor person’ in cabinet roles

After Secretive Senate Process, GOP Will Completely Own TrumpCare

Fox News’s Sean Hannity is encroaching on Alex Jones territory

Trump ordered his top intelligence officials to refute Russia story: report

The top lies Trump told during Iowa rally

Single-payer healthcare for California is, in fact, very doable

Dr. Rand Paul Responds to Rushed Health Care Process by Reintroducing ‘Read the Bills’ Resolution

Republicans’ health-care hypocrisy is on full display

GOP senator on healthcare plan: ‘If I don’t get to read it, I don’t vote for it’

Flynn may have aided Russian company the U.S. opposed

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch June 21 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/21/trump-watch-june-21-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/21/trump-watch-june-21-2017/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:20 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10152 Continue reading Trump Watch June 21 2017 ]]> Day 153:

There will be days like this:

It was always unlikely that Ossof was going to win in Georgia, its been a solidly red district for 50 years, and I thought his message could have been more progressive.  But he came close, and it ended up being the most expensive house race in the history of this country.  This exposes a bunch of things.  1.  The republicans are in trouble, if they have to spend tens of millions to barely win a house seat in deep red Georgia, and 2 turbo fuck citizens united…what in the blue hell is anyone doing spending tens of millions of dollars on a political race?

Obscene, embarrassing, and stupid.  Our system has become a nightmare of dark money, special interests, and greed.  And NEVER forget, these people give all this money because they expect a return on their investment.  I would wage any sum of money that the winner of this race is now totally beholden to a host of big money interests, and her voting record will show it over the coming term.

Also one last thing, this is a special election, this district is going to have to do this all over again next year…

Further Reading:

Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

House Republicans block Russia sanctions bill

McCain: No American has seen healthcare bill but I’m sure Russia has

DHS Never Ran Audit to See If Votes Were Hacked

APNewsBreak: Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn’t cut jobs

Sorry, folks. The GOP’s devious strategy for ramming Trumpcare through is working

Paul Ryan’s Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Year

Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Manage Your Student Loans

C.I.A. Feared Flynn Could Be Blackmailed, but Its Director Told Him Secrets

UN chief: US will be replaced if it disengages from world

Republicans, More Than Democrats, Ignore The Middle Class In America, Poll Finds

Sessions hires his own lawyer

It will take the Senate only 10 hours to ram through the worst legislation in living memory

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

Donald Trump boasts about construction of Panama Canal before being reminded it was built 100 years ago

McConnell signals Senate GOP will jam through Trumpcare after a few hours of debate

Latest study: Seattle’s wage law lifted restaurant pay without shrinking jobs

Trump in free fall after only five months

Poll: Trump’s job approval rating drops to 36%

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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 June 20 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/20/trump-watch-june-20-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/20/trump-watch-june-20-2017/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:07:06 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10150 Continue reading Trump Watch June 20 2017 ]]> Day 152:

Jesus Christ Trump Is A Horrible Person:

Really, the rich are not like the rest of us.  They start to lose touch with what really matters, and start to think of everyone else as “less than.”  It’s a sickness, just like addiction, they would lie cheat and steal just to get one more dollar…like all addictions its very hard to break the habit.

Which is why we should help them by taxing them heavily, and taking away their disproportionate political power.

Further Reading:

Trump’s State Department denies jobs to winners of prestigious scholarship for disadvantaged and minority students

Donald Trump Betrays His Promise to ‘Stay Out’ of Syria

‘Bigger Than The 6th’: Voters Head To Polls In Georgia Race That’s Turned On Trump

Georgia special election: Never-Trump Republicans finally have a chance for revenge

Today’s $57 million special election in Georgia could stop Donald Trump’s legislative agenda in its tracks

Yes, Trump can be charged with obstruction: law scholar

Donald Trump, Felix Sater and the Mob: Lawyers Push to Unseal Court Documents They Say Could Show Fraud By President

FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio

President Trump’s White House Media Blackout Has Reporters Talking Mutiny

Sean Spicer Out as Press Secretary

A Cancer-Surviving Union Iron Worker Is Running Against Paul Ryan And His Announcement Ad Is Quite Powerful

If the Media Keeps Ignoring Health Care, We’ll Lose It

Poll: 81% of Americans Say Trump Must Not Stop Mueller Probe

Exclusive – U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner

A Republican contractor’s database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says

Flynn didn’t disclose 2015 Saudi Trip

At least 21 members of the House are registered to vote outside their districts

CNN Reporter: White House Doesn’t Want Its ‘Evasive Answers’ On Tape

Is Mike Pence raising PAC money for legal defense?

Trump’s Financial Documents Reveal Hundreds Of Millions Owed To Lenders

Rex Tillerson To Work With Russia On Cybersecurity (Even After Hacking)

White House press briefing goes off-camera, no audio broadcast allowed

Trump demands in-person cabinet meetings because he doesn’t trust the ‘deep state’

 

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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 June 19 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/19/trump-watch-june-19-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/19/trump-watch-june-19-2017/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:48:35 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10148 Continue reading Trump Watch June 19 2017 ]]> Day 151:

Trump and the republicans in office are quietly trying to continue to fuck you over, despite the daily media shit storm.  I think they know that a lot of them are going to lose their elections next year.  But that doesn’t bother them, because they don’t work for you, they work for a host of big money interests and will be well paid and safely employed by those people after they loose their election.

However none of this will matter at all unless you go out and vote for the midterms.  100% of the republicans need to go, there is not a single good one in the whole batch.  And sadly so do about 90% of the democrats, as they are no longer an opposition party, and no longer represent the will of the people.

This might be our last chance to pull this plane up before we all collectively slam into the mountain.

Further Reading:

A pro-Trump group is using Obama’s voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia’s special election

Hayes: GOP hiding bill because 23M could lose coverage

Russia renewed 6 Trump trademarks while interfering in the 2016 election — 4 were approved on Election Day

Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team

Donald Trump under criticism for tweeting about his approval rating instead of 7 dead U.S. sailors

Was Paul Ryan Paid $20 Million to Endorse Trump? Seems that Way

Trump’s Lawyer Just Said The President Is Under Investigation — While Trying To Argue He Isn’t

McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th

Donald Trump dragging US ‘back to the past’ by promoting coal and ditching Paris climate accord, Vatican warns

Voter suppression accusations against GOP persist

Americans are resisting Trump’s authoritarianism

Trump is setting up his generals as fall guys for Afghanistan

Yes, Mitch McConnell’s secretive lawmaking is really unusual — in these 4 ways

‘Don’t tell me what I’m trying to do’: Fox News anchor clashes with Trump attorney in fiery interview over investigation

Consumer confidence is lowest since Trump election

Republicans worry working for Trump damages reputation: report (file this one under: no shit)

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

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Trump Watch June 18 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/18/trump-watch-june-18-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/18/trump-watch-june-18-2017/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:28:18 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10145 Continue reading Trump Watch June 18 2017 ]]> Day 150:

Ugh:

It’s sunday, here is some news.

Further reading:

Six People Have Resigned From Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He “Doesn’t Care”

Donald Trump claims his approval rating is higher than Barack Obama’s but data suggests opposite

Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

Trump gets nine more trademarks approved in China

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison — Alongside His Criminal Lawyers

Trump campaign ordered to preserve all documents relating to Russia, leaked email reveals

Pence might be able to use campaign funds to pay for attorney

White House and Putin Among Biggest Critics of Russian Sanctions Bill

California can afford universal healthcare

Cuba to Trump: US in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights

The Cloud Over Jeff Sessions’s Head Just Got Darker

Trump hires the wedding planner — to oversee NY federal housing program?

Trump’s silence on Russian hacking hands Democrats new weapon

Over 100,000 have voted so far in Georgia’s special election

Report: Trump White House is pushing to weaken Russia sanctions bill

With Attack on Deputy AG, Trump Legal Team Must Be ‘Going a Little Nuts’

‘Stunning and Dangerous’: DeVos Memo Reveals Plan to Roll Back Civil Rights

Lawmaker seeks to bar college students from voting at schools they attend

We just got our first concrete evidence that running for president was good for Trump’s businesses

 

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

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Trump Watch June 17 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/17/trump-watch-june-17-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/17/trump-watch-june-17-2017/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:15:35 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10141 Continue reading Trump Watch June 17 2017 ]]> Day 149:

They are stubbornly marching forward:

You would think that someone in the white house would have taken a look at the news the polls and maybe just gone out and asked some folks, and then come up with a better plan, if only a P.R. plan to make themselves more popular.  My guess is they are living in a media bubble, only reading sources they agree with, surrounding themselves with yes men and women, and getting a constant influx of money and support from the people they are actually doing the bidding of (the super rich).  There is a very real chance that Trump etc.  think they are doing a great job and everyone loves them.

Could this be why daily they do something to piss off more people, to harm more Americans, or to further destroy the earth?  The other alternative is that they are bad people, and they want to dismantle the country for nefarious reasons, either to make someone rich, or as part of a plot to empower someone else.

Either way the solution is the same.  Vote progressives into office, take back the reigns of power, get money out of politics, and rebuild the system so its more fair and equitable.  That has always been the project of this country.  We have taken some very wrong turns…but that is still the goal.   Trump can’t stop us, because we are the people, and together we are unstoppable.

Further Reading:

Sorry, centrist liberals, the politics of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are the progressive path forward

Donald Trump has finally found something to give to Vladimir Putin. It’s called Cuba

President Trump holds over 500 positions outside the US government, his 2017 financials show

USS Fitzgerald collision: Trump criticized for leaving key posts unfilled

Trump Lawyer Broke Ethics Rules By Telling White House Staff Not To Hire Attorneys, Complaint Claims

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy – Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It’s the most important privacy case in a generation.

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President

President Trump has made 294 false statements in office (so far)

White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal

Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President

Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Ivanka ‘I’m a saint’ Trump is on a comeback tour. Don’t buy the spin

Congressman: Trump is ‘on the verge of a meltdown’

Newt Gingrich, who voted to impeach Clinton for obstruction of justice, now claims the President can’t obstruct justice (remind me again why the fuck anyone cares what Newt thinks?)

If the President Is Innocent, Then He Is Insane

Trump’s tantrums speak volumes

For First Time in History, Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs in Virginia

Sen. Feinstein: Trump seems to think law doesn’t apply to him

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Finances

Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff’s Opponent, Re-Affirms Her Extreme Anti-Gay Stance

Trump Contradicts His Own Account of Comey Firing

Cuba Is Trump’s Most Revealing Foreign-Policy Blunder

Pro-Trump media ignores president’s broken immigration promise

 

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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 June 16 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/16/trump-watch-june-16-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/16/trump-watch-june-16-2017/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:14:15 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10136 Continue reading Trump Watch June 16 2017 ]]> Day 148:

The Turd In Chief Is Circling The Drain:

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

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

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

Just remember, Our Demands:

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

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

Money out of Politics!

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

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

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

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

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

Further Reading:

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

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

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions

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

Thanks for confirming the obstruction investigation, Mr. President

Schiff wants obstruction to be part of House Russia probe

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

Official: Russian hackers targeted Dallas voter registration

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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 June 15 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/15/trump-watch-june-15-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/15/trump-watch-june-15-2017/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:46:13 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10133 Continue reading Trump Watch June 15 2017 ]]> Day 147:

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

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

Our Demands:

Livable Wage

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

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

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

Further Reading:

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

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

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

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

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

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

Donald Trump Is Now Facing Three Emoluments Lawsuits

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say

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

President Donald Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice

Mueller requesting interviews with top intel officials: reports

Dem whip delivers pizzas to Scalise staffers | TheHill

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

Jeff Sessions Just Admitted That He Violated His Recusal Pledge

196 members of Congress sue Trump

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

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

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

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

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Trump Watch June 14 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/14/trump-watch-june-14-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/14/trump-watch-june-14-2017/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:58:16 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10131 Continue reading Trump Watch June 14 2017 ]]> Day 146:

Sessions didn’t help Trump:

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

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

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

Further Reading:

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

Congressional Democrats to file emoluments lawsuit against Trump

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

Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row

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

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

25 Times Jeff Sessions Had a Convenient Memory Lapse While Testifying

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

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

Nearly 200 Democrats file emoluments lawsuit against Trump: report

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

Poll: Trump disapproval hits record 60 percent

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

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

Report: Trump First to Float Firing Mueller

Rosenstein agrees that Russia interfered in election

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

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

 

 

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

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Trump Watch June 13 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/13/trump-watch-june-13-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/13/trump-watch-june-13-2017/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:25:14 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10128 Continue reading Trump Watch June 13 2017 ]]> Day 145:

Nobody Likes Donald Trump:

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

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

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

Further Reading:

Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If Republicans lose the House, Trump will be impeached

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

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

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

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

Franken: They’ve intercepted contacts with Kislyak

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

US ambassador to Qatar resigns: report

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

Judge orders DOJ to produce Sessions’ clearance form

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

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

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch June 12 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/12/trump-watch-june-12-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/12/trump-watch-june-12-2017/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:34:27 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10126 Continue reading Trump Watch June 12 2017 ]]> Day 144:

its all unraveling faster and faster:

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

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

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

Livable Wage

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

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

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

Further Reading:

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

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

McCain says American leadership was better under Obama

Donald Trump is a profoundly incompetent president

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

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

NSA leak: Russian hackers attacked US voting system

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

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

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

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes ‘cancellation’ of Donald Trump state visit

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

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

Trump attorney won’t rule out firing Mueller

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

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

Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

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

Democrats, take your cues from Bernie Sanders

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

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0 TODAY!

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC TODAY!

Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

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Trump Watch June 11 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/11/trump-watch-june-11-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/11/trump-watch-june-11-2017/#respond Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:33:23 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10122 Continue reading Trump Watch June 11 2017 ]]> Day 143:

ugh…:

Its too fucking hot to deal with this asshole today, here are some news stories for you to read.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold

Donald Trump state visit ‘delayed’ after President ‘told PM he will not come if people protest against him’

Trump’s Defense of Taking Foreign Money Is Historically Illiterate

Donald Trump says ‘cowardly’ James Comey has leaked more ‘than anyone ever thought possible’

Trump’s son seems to confirm Comey’s account of the president’s comments on the Flynn investigation

Justice Department: Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments

Former US attorney: ‘Absolutely evidence’ to begin obstruction case against Trump

Mueller adds muscle for Russia investigation

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

Nevada’s legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid

Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’

Trump nominee for powerful bank regulator post misrepresented college degree

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0 TODAY!

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC TODAY!

Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

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Trump Watch June 10 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/10/trump-watch-june-10-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/10/trump-watch-june-10-2017/#respond Sun, 11 Jun 2017 01:33:49 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10119 Continue reading Trump Watch June 10 2017 ]]> Day 142:

Shit just keeps getting worse:

Trump keeps pretending like everything is fine.  His infrastructure plan is really a give away to the rich (who could have guessed!).  There is a very real chance he wont be president for the entire term at this point.  Meanwhile nothing good is getting done, and the american people still suffer.

Further Reading:

Scam alert: Trump’s $1 Trillion ‘infrastructure plan’ is a giveaway to the rich

Poll: Americans Trust James Comey Over Trump

Trump officials quietly scrap Obama-era plan to protect fast food workers

Comey says Trump told him ‘I hope you can let this go’ — similar statements have been used to prove obstruction of justice

Sessions scheduled for Tuesday testimony

From the Comey camp, ‘laughter’ at idea he broke the law by leaking

Trump Impeachment Calls Surge as President Faces ‘Most Serious Scandal’ in U.S. History

Trump is giving the Russians everything they want

Mueller staffing up Russia probe while Trump lawyer declares victory

Jeff Sessions had third undisclosed meeting with Russian officials, Comey reportedly says

Only 17% of Americans support the US President’s reform of Obamacare, finds poll

141 days in, Trump’s still talking about his election win

Ex-Twitter CEO: Meeting with Trump like waterboarding yourself

Exxon May Have Erased 7 Years of Tillerson’s ‘Wayne Tracker’ Emails, Witness Says

Comey says Russian hackers targeted “hundreds” of election-related entities, and the real number “could be more than 1,000”

 

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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 June 9 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/09/trump-watch-june-9-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/09/trump-watch-june-9-2017/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:24:01 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10117 Continue reading Trump Watch June 9 2017 ]]> Day 141:

Watch The Bird’y:

These republicans are a real barrel of shit.  While everyone else was watching the former FBI director give testimony about our current president’s attempts to obstruct justice, they republicans in the house were busy repealing Dodd-Frank.  Dodd-Frank, you may remember was passed after the 2008 financial crisis and was itself a watered down version of Glass-Stegal (who’s repeal many think caused the recent economic meltdown).

These mother fuckers are absolutely set on destroying the entire world, so that their big money donors can get what they want (which is more money).  It’s the most short sighted of plans, and is bound to fail, and yet they do it over and over.

Much like the debacle in the UK for May and the conservative party, it will be these idiots Hubris which destroys them in the end.

Perhaps the stunning upset by labor in the UK is the start of a world wide response and backlash to the recent conservative wave.  We can only hope.  Be sure to contact your house rep and let them know you are absolutely furious about the repeal of Dodd-Frank.

Further Reading:

House passes sweeping bank deregulation bill

Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Taking Over the Democratic Party Machine, One State at a Time

American left sees hope in Britain’s socialist surge

Why Corbyn Won: “Jeremy Corbyn has given us a blueprint to follow for years to come”

In Va state races, new Democratic activists fight to scrap party’s ‘tepid centrism’

Sign this letter and tell the New York Senate to stop the delays and pass single payer now. Their legislative session ends in less than 2 weeks. Show them the entire nation is watching

Doomed to Repeat: Debunking the Conservative Story about the Financial Crisis and Dodd-Frank

With All Eyes on Comey, GOP Set to Lavish Wall Street and Trash Consumers

French President Macron said US climate researchers should come to France. He wasn’t joking.

Cory Booker – If I Gave Back All My Big Pharma Donations, Would You Be Happy? (yes Cory, we would be)

America’s Real Red Scare: We’re witnessing the slow-motion collapse of the American empire.

New poll shows Jon Ossoff with 7-point lead in Georgia race

Comey told senators Sessions may have met Russia’s ambassador a third time

NYC’s Pension Fund Becomes First In Country To Divest From Private Prisons: Gothamist

Trump’s lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos

Blumenthal: If Sessions had 3rd, undisclosed Russian meeting, it ‘could be perjury’

Trump lawyer botches NYTimes Comey memo timeline

The Fall of Theresa May — And Donald Trump?

The Other Paris Agreement: US Walks Out On Accord To Combat Global Corporate Tax Evasion

 

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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 June 8 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/08/trump-watch-june-8-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/08/trump-watch-june-8-2017/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:11:07 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10111 Continue reading Trump Watch June 8 2017 ]]> Day 140:

It’s Comey Day:

Watch Live:

All eyes are on the former FBI director, and what he will tell us about Trump we don’t already know.  Meanwhile the infrastructure crumbles, the rest of the world laughs at us, women get paid less, universal health care is not a thing, the war on drugs continues, and the earth slowly heats up….

We must be able to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time, our very future as a species depends on it.

Further Reading:

Hawaii Ignores Trump and Becomes First State to Legally Support Paris Climate Agreement

Senate Republicans Reject DeVos’? Proposed Education Cuts

Solar, wind and nuclear power each provide more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time in the United Kingdom

Trump keeps pretending his infrastructure plan is real. It’s not.

Poll: 61% of Americans Think President Trump Fired James Comey to Protect Himself

Pile of evidence proves Trump committed federal crime in attempt to obstruct FBI investigation

Trump is ‘infuriated at a deep-gut, personal level’ and unlikely to sit idly by as James Comey speaks

Trump to watch Comey’s testimony with legal team: report

There’s a real chance that Donald Trump will be impeached after James Comey’s testimony

‘This is not how a President of the United States behaves’: Top senator calls Comey testimony ‘disturbing’

Case for Trump ‘obstruction of justice’ strengthens

James Comey will introduce the words “hookers in Russia” to the congressional record

Trump Impeachment Process Set to Begin As Democrat Al Green Files Articles

Trump Agenda ‘Dead in the Water’ As Russia Probe Widens

Mike Pence Abruptly Cancels PBS Interview After Comey Testimony Is Released

Democrats to sue Trump over conflicts of interest

Comey Forces Trump Defenders Into Extreme and Absurd Spin

Trump Just Hired A Lawyer With Ties to Russia As His New FBI Director

Republican Georgia candidate says she ‘does not support a livable wage’ during election debate

Poll: Trump’s approval rating dips to 34%

Over 100 Congressmen Are Filing A Lawsuit To Stop Trump’s Foreign Bribes

Donald Trump’s stance on global warming is ‘sociopathic, paranoid and malevolent’, world-leading economist says

——————————————————————————————————-

Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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/

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Trump Watch June 7 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/07/trump-watch-june-7-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/07/trump-watch-june-7-2017/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:19:14 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10107 Continue reading Trump Watch June 7 2017 ]]> Day 139:

Here comes the shit storm:

All you are going to hear about for the rest of the week is Comey and his testimony…so lets just get it out of the way, so we can start on the laundry list of other problems Trump has.

My guess at this point is that Trump either took large loans from the Russians, or has been laundering money for them.  My other guess is that they tried their hardest to fuck with the election, but that Hillary made their job so much easier by running such a shit show of a campaign.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders releases a blistering report on Donald Trump’s infrastructure package

Karen Handel: “I do not support a livable wage.” Folks, if you don’t support a wage with which one can survive, then you don’t deserve to be in the United States congress. #FlipThe6th #VoteYourOssoff

EU Will Ignore White House And Work Directly With US States On Paris Agreement

3 senior FBI officials can vouch for Comey’s story about Trump

Former intel chief: Trump asked me to publicly refute the ‘infamous’ dossier, ‘which I could not and would not do’

Donald Trump is a sociopath and I fear he’s losing his mind, says former US Labor Secretary

How Trump skimmed money meant for sick kids

It Looks Like Donald Trump Is Pretending to Sign Bills into Law Because He Hasn’t Passed Any Real Ones

Michael Flynn Had a Plan to Work With Russia’s Military. It Wasn’t Exactly Legal.

Latino Democrat wins open House seat in California, as progressives make gains

Dem senator: FBI Director announcement clearly an attempt to ‘distract’ from hearings

Watergate ‘pales’ in comparison to Trump Russia scandal, says James Clapper

Eric Trump: Dems ‘not even people’

Media likely excluded from Trump-Putin meeting: report

Trump wants to start charging stores to accept food stamps

Donald Trump will do whatever it takes to distract you from the Comey hearing

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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!:

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Trump Watch June 6 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/06/trump-watch-june-6-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/06/trump-watch-june-6-2017/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:18:52 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10105 Continue reading Trump Watch June 6 2017 ]]> Day 138:

Well shit…:

What happens when only a handful of people control most of the money (and by proxy power) on the planet?  You get the head of Russia ordering a state hacking group to fuck with the elections in America, because they want sanctions on their oil drilling removed…

RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.

The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes intelligence very recently acquired by the agency about a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and voting infrastructure. The report, dated May 5, 2017, is the most detailed U.S. government account of Russian interference in the election that has yet come to light.

While the document provides a rare window into the NSA’s understanding of the mechanics of Russian hacking, it does not show the underlying “raw” intelligence on which the analysis is based. A U.S. intelligence officer who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily definitive.

NSA Report on Russia Spearphishing5 pages

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states unequivocally in its summary statement that it was Russian military intelligence, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, that conducted the cyber attacks described in the document:

Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors … executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. company in August 2016, evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions. … The actors likely used data obtained from that operation to … launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations.

This NSA summary judgment is sharply at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial last week that Russia had interfered in foreign elections: “We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so.” Putin, who had previously issued blanket denials that any such Russian meddling occurred, for the first time floated the possibility that freelance Russian hackers with “patriotic leanings” may have been responsible. The NSA report, on the contrary, displays no doubt that the cyber assault was carried out by the GRU.

Read the rest here.

Fucking hell, and the person who supposedly released this information is named “Reality Winner”  Just let that sink in for a moment…this is how you know the people running the simulation are fucking with us.

Wtih Comey testifying with wall to wall network coverage on thursday, and the entire city of Washington DC seemingly unable to worry about anything else, my guess is this fever is going to have to burn itself out before we can do anything else.  This could end up being a constitutional crisis of epic proportions.

My only hope is that like with FDR and the troubles he faced, we exit this period with the people and not the rich once again the priority of government.   It’s long past due to get money out of politics, so that these ever increasingly insane plots to maintain money/power stop.

Further Reading:

Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document

‘This is huge’: National-security experts were floored by the leaked NSA document on Russia’s election hack

Trump Grows Discontented With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

President Trump’s hotel received $270,000 from Saudi Arabia

Sources: Acting US ambassador to China quit over Trump climate decision

Congressman: Russian operatives hacked Illinois elections board

Withdrawing from the Paris deal takes four years. Our next president could join again in 30 days.

ABC, CBS News to Carry James Comey Senate Testimony Live.

NSA report indicates Russian cyberattack against U.S. voting software vendor last August

Who Won the Election? NSA Report Suggests Russia Might Have Hacked Voting System

Former Trump Advisor: Scott Walker Has ‘Rigged’ 5 Elections

London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump visit to UK

Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

House Democrats say Trump administration is blocking their inquiries, 275 unanswered so far

White House Pushed to Drop Russia Sanctions—Even After Firing Michael Flynn

Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

US media surprised by the number of people ‘flipping the bird’ at Rex Tillerson’s motorcade in NZ

Trump is out of control

Tillerson Says Trump Asked Him to Re-Engage Russia

Trump Calls Democrats ‘Obstructionists,’ But He’s Only Nominated 11 Ambassadors

Trump said he ‘wants approvals’ of nominees — but he hasn’t nominated anyone for 79% of key positions

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch June 5 2017 http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/05/trump-watch-june-5-2017/ http://blog.thesietch.org/2017/06/05/trump-watch-june-5-2017/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:34:53 +0000 http://blog.thesietch.org/?p=10103 Continue reading Trump Watch June 5 2017 ]]> Day 137:

It’s the Money, follow the money:

White House ethics waivers prove ‘drain the swamp’ was a scam

Watergate lawyer drafted in for Trump-Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Muller reveals

Rex Tillerson misled Exxon Mobil investors on climate change, NY AG says

Trump was terrorized by the London attack, while Britain stood firm

Ex-Obama speechwriter: U.S. is one ‘attack away from the most dangerous version’ of Trump

American Legion calls VA budget proposal ‘stealth privatization’

Donald Trump Is the World’s Biggest Asshole

Large Majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans Want Continued Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion

Trump is finding it easier to tear down old policies than to build his own

President Trump admits his executive order is a ban and somewhere, his lawyers are crying

London mayor: I have more important things to do than respond to Trump’s ‘ill-informed tweet’

Trump approval rating hits a new low in daily poll

US embassy in London directly contradicts Trump’s Twitter attack on London’s mayor

Trump’s Support Drops in Military Communities

Both houses of California’s Legislature have passed a landmark bill called the “Healthy California Act” to create a single-payer, universal healthcare system and eliminate private insurance companies from covering anything covered by the state plan, which is broad.

The Unbearable Weakness of President Trump in the Face of Terrorism

Trump to announce plan to privatize air traffic control system

The London terror tweets prove Donald Trump is never going to be ‘presidential’

Peyton Manning played golf with Donald Trump as he tweeted about the London attacks

Trump is ‘totally wrong’ that renewable energy will lead to ‘blackouts’

With his London tweets, Trump embarrasses himself — and America — once again

Bank at Center of U.S. Inquiry Projects Russian ‘Soft Power’

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 3 – March for truth

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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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