Trump Watch August 9 2017

Day 196:

It is only going to get worse for Trump and his ilk from here on out:

But only if we continue to fight. Nothing will happen unless we make it happen. We have to do a lot of voting people out of office, and lot of protesting, and a lot of work to fix the critical issues we are dealing with now.

Don’t give up, we have the bastards on the run.  Now is the time to fight even harder, propose even more radical and Utopian ideas, and to fight even harder for a better future for everyone.

Further Reading:

Nunes aide behind secretive UK trip to find Trump dossier author

A New Poll Shows American Muslims Are Less Homophobic Than White Evangelical Christians

Mueller, several team members gave up million-dollar jobs to work on special counsel investigation

Russia Is Continuing Its Cyberattack on America Right Now

Democrat Phil Miller wins Iowa House District 82 special election

A terrifying axis of idiocy: Kim Jong-un baits Trump, who falls for it

Americans uneasy about North Korea, doubt Trump’s ability to handle situation

Trump tweets that nuclear arsenal is ‘more powerful than ever before’

Trump Campaign Turns Over Thousands of Documents in Russia Probe

Tillerson urges calm on North Korea, says no imminent threat

Donald Trump sides with nursing homes that want to limit residents’ right to sue

GOP senator: Trump needs Congress to approve strike on North Korea

California Crops Rot as Immigration Crackdown Creates Farmworker Shortage

Melania Trump’s Lawyer Back Home Says You Better Not Say She Was an ‘Escort’

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day

Trump warns North Korea threats ‘will be met with fire and fury’

Poll: 75 percent of Americans don’t trust the White House

President Trump has exchanged private messages with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller

Guam: Residents of island threatened by North Korea in panic and don’t trust Donald Trump

John McCain on President Trump’s North Korea Threat: ‘I Don’t Know What He’s Saying’

Trump just set his own, uncrossable ‘red line’ — and North Korea crossed it instantly

Blackwater founder Erik Prince cites East India Company as a model to privatize Afghanistan war

White House defends silence on mosque bombing, says it might have been faked by liberals

Poll: Trump job approval hits new low

United Nations Human Rights discusses Universal Basic Income

You’re not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch August 8 2017

Day 195:

Start Planning For What You Are Going To Do Post Trump:

Humans need a vision to move towards, American’s especially.  We must do the hard work of collectively envisioning a better post Trump world.

Mine goes a little like this, we pass a constitutional amendment that money does not equal speech.  We publicly fun elections, and create independent bodies to draw districts.   We use democracy vouchers, or some other sort of system to put the money and thus the power into individual citizens.  Each person would have a certain amount of vouchers they could give to all politicians in a year.  It would be up to each citizen to spend that voucher money how they felt it would be most usefully used.  The vouchers wouldn’t be good for anything else, and the money for them would come from taxes.

No other money would be allowed in politics. NONE.  Any other money or favors would be considered bribery and punished as such.

From there we would re-regulate the banks, impose a more sensible tax structure on the rich, and use this massive amount of money to go fund social programs for every citizen.  Specifically free college, and universal health care.

We would aggressively fund a movement towards 100% renewable energy, spending trillions to accomplish it as fast as possible, creating millions of new jobs. We would fund this by ending all fossil fuel subsidies, and taxing carbon heavily.   This is paramount to the survival of our planet, and can not be ignored because a few companies are making a lot of money.

From there we would make it illegal to sell arms to any other country, or to give them weapons.  If they want to go to war they can build and operate their own arms companies.  Presidents would be unable to use any military force without a vote from the entire congress, gitmo would be closed.

Once robots take most jobs some sort of Universal basic income would be implemented, or perhaps a communal ownership model where profits are shared to all citizens.

The future can be as bright as we collectively decide to make it.  This is just a small slice of a vision of the future where everyone is taken care of, where everyone is well off, were no one is rich, and no one is poor, but everyone thrives.  On a planet respected, and cared for, and a society that treats people fair and equitably.

I want to live in that world, and I think most others would as well.

Further Reading:

59% of Americans think Trump’s presidency has been a failure

Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It Die

Trump still has not condemned the Minnesota mosque bombing. Muslim leaders are waiting.

Trump TV accused of broadcasting state propaganda after ‘real news’ segment debuted

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

Leaked government document ‘directly contradicts’ Trump on climate change, report says

Federal Scientists Leak A Startling Climate Report To Keep Trump From Burying It

FCC exploits loophole to push massive expansion of pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcasting

Someone Please Stop Mark Zuckerberg From Running for Office

Donald Trump at 200 Days: President Losing Core Support and Worries Everyone With His Tweeting

For the last time, Trump hasn’t made the economy any better

Democrats Contemplate Changes To Abortion Stance

Trump’s approval hits low in new CNN poll

USDA office told to use ‘weather extremes’ instead of ‘climate change’

Trump Doesn’t Want To Tell You If He’s Playing Golf. (Spoiler: He Is.)

Stephen Miller blasted a reporter as ‘cosmopolitan.’ But he lives in a $1 million CityCenter condo.

‘May you die in pain’: California GOP congressman gets an earful at town hall

The Trump administration’s solution to climate change: ban the term

The curious case of Nicole Mincey, the Trump fan who may actually be a Russian bot

Russian Bots Are Starting to Attack the Republican Party

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

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Trump Watch August 7 2017

Day 194:

Back to the Dumb Mines:

It’s Monday so strap in for another week of scandal, stupid, and sleaze. I personally like to spend my Mondays calling senators and reps and telling them what I would like them to fight for, it feels a whole lot more useful than watching the Trump folks make a mockery of our government.

Just remember, this is not normal, this is not ok. We will be going back to something normal at some point, and we will look back on these times and use them as an example of what happens when money becomes more powerful than people. People are the ultimate power however, and together we will triumph, just keep fighting!

Further Reading:

Sign the petition: I want my state and city to join the Paris climate agreement

Kasich: GOP needs to admit that some people need help paying for healthcare

H.R. McMaster: Russia is trying to ‘break apart Europe’ with disinformation and propaganda

Donald Trump ‘obsessed with his own self-image’ says visiting senior Republican

De Blasio proposes tax on wealthiest New Yorkers to fund subway repairs

Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe

It’s Not a Coup. The President is Just Incompetent.

The socialist movement is getting younger, thanks to one 75-year-old

Trump Is Definitely Not on Vacation, He Says as He Golfs, Crashes Weddings

Alabama elections chief is impeding voter registration because he’s not sure people want to vote

College Legacy Admissions: Affirmative Action for Whites

Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP — all the way back to the dawn of birtherism (what you are seeing here folks is a man about to lose a senate seat “pivoting” aka “changing everything I believe in so I wont lose my job.”

This strategy doesn’t work when people on the left do it and it wont work when flake does it. People don’t want watered down versions of their positions to vote for, especially if someone starts running who truly holds those positions.

Flake is a liar, always has been, always will be. Kick him out and put in a real progressive candidate. He is doing this shit because his district is moving left, not because he actually cares about any of this stuff.)

“Why on Earth??” GOP senator ripped apart for health care vote at first town hall in a year

Schiff: We want to meet with dossier author

Trump admin still seeks cooperation with Russia despite new sanctions and retaliation

Pence under scrutiny for using campaign lawyers to hide emails in Indiana

Trump’s malignant pattern: He woos people, rips them off and then abandons them — and he won’t stop

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch August 6 2017

Day 193:

The cops are closing in:

Happy Sunday. I hope you are recharging with family and friends, getting ready for another week of fighting.

Donald Trump is too stupid to not get caught, but that doesn’t mean we can stop fighting, a lot of much smarter, just as horrible people still need to be removed from office. History will judge us based on how we react to these times.

I for one plan on fighting for a bold progressive agenda that will make everyone’s (including the rich) life better.

Further Reading:

Mike Pence Preparing 2020 Election Run Against ‘Weak’ Trump? Vice-Presidents Team Denies Explosive Claim

Pence under scrutiny for using campaign lawyers to hide emails in Indiana

How Anthony Scaramucci rose to the top of Wall Street, sold his company, tanked his marriage, and traded it all for a wild 10 days in Trump’s White House

Warren: ‘I am not running for president, I’m doing my work’

The Russia investigation is getting serious — and President Trump is feeling the heat

Mueller requests White House records on Flynn: NYT

Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country

White House Tries To Shut Down Speculation That Mike Pence Is Preparing For 2020 Run

McCain: Republicans ‘see weakness’ in Trump

U.S. Prepared to Launch ‘Preventive War’ Against North Korea, Says H.R. McMaster

Donald Trump: A 71-year-old Man Who Needs A Military General To Manage His Twitter Use

Dean Heller’s Reward for Caving to Trump on Health Care? $1 Million From Mitch McConnell.

Dear Liberals, Ivanka Trump Was Never Your Ally

House GOP staffers fly to London to find Steele, invite to testify expected

Donald Trump won the election, and we don’t know whether he colluded — but he’s not a legitimate president

“We’ve never seen this before”: Canada struggles to deal with “intense” influx of asylum seekers from U.S.

Donald Trump broke an obscure but important rule when he bragged about US jobs report

Donald Trump has a sickening fetish for cruelty

Tillerson, Russian foreign minister meet in Manila: interfax

‘We’re coming for you’: NRA attacks New York Times in provocative video

Germany’s Martin Schulz Says Trump ‘Far Worse’ Than Expected

White supremacy week at the White House: Even by Trump standards, the racism was dialed to 11

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch August 5 2017

Day 193:

These people are fucking idiots:

Happy Saturday, we are being governed by morons. Try not to think about that too much.  Do however vote them out of office next chance you get.

Further Reading:

U.S. Reportedly Intercepted Suspected Russian Agents’ Chatter That Manafort Asked for Their Help With Clinton

Vicente Fox mocks Trump over vacation: ‘If you’re not happy with your job, just leave’

Special Counsel’s Office Seeks White House Documents on Flynn

Fox News host Eric Bolling accused of sending lewd photos to female co-workers

FBI tracked ‘fake news’ believed to be from Russia on Election Day

NRA spokesperson to New York Times: ‘We’re coming for you’

Trump’s Worst Week Since Last Week

‘Lazy Boy’ Trump Has Taken More Vacation Than Obama Did in 8 Years

Australian TV panel tries to discuss leaked Trump transcripts, can’t stop laughing

The GOP has become the party of the grotesque

Chuck Todd: ‘I look forward to ignoring’ DOJ subpoena

Rhode Island just made community college free

Laziest President in American History Departs for 17-Day Golf Resort Vacation

Maxine Waters: Pence should be impeached after Trump

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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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