Trump Watch August 4 2017

Day 193:

This ball is starting to roll down hill:

Trump is a criminal, a horrible person, and a fraud.   Expect the revelations of his stupidity and criminality to gain momentum.

Don’t forget, this is not normal, this is an aberration, and we can return to a standard much higher than this, in fact we must.

Further Reading:

Mueller Impanels Grand Jury

This Trump real estate deal looks awfully like criminal tax fraud

Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break

Trump Tells GOP To “Get To Work” The Night Before He Leaves For A Three-Week Vacation To His NJ Country Club

Secret Service vacates Trump Tower command post in lease dispute with president’s company

Report: Mattis had to intervene in dispute between McMaster and Bannon

Trump’s 17-day vacation is more time off than most Americans get all year

Grand jury subpoenas have been issued related to June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyers and others – sources

Trump just quadrupled down on his Russia rhetoric

Flynn details tie to data firm, transition pay

Flynn files amended disclosure report showing additional payments

Tangled web connects Russian oligarch money to GOP campaigns

Stephen Miller’s strange insult of a reporter is very familiar to white supremacists

EPA head Scott Pruitt wants to quit enforcing environmental laws — but there’s a way to make him do his job

Does Trump still want to be president? America’s boy king doesn’t like to work hard

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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!:

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Trump Watch August 3 2017

Day 193:

The orange menace takes a vacay:

Hey even though the entire place is falling apart, lets take a 2.5 week vacation to a fancy golf club….sure.

In a sense I am glad he will not be anywhere near the oval office, but come on man, the government still has to function.

Lets just hope North Korea, or something else bad doesn’t happen.  Just period, on vacation or not Trump is not qualified to handle anything.

Further Reading:

Trump to go on 17-day getaway to private golf club in N.J.

Sean Hannity, who said Seth Rich was murdered by democrats, staying mum on Trump lawsuit

Stephen Colbert: Only Half of Melania Trump’s Family Can Come to Thanksgiving Under ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration

A Chilling Theory on Trump’s Nonstop Lies His duplicity bears a disturbing resemblance to Putin-style propaganda

Second billboard bashing Sen. Mitch McConnell posted on I-65 south

White House admits no phone calls from Boy Scouts or Mexican president

Trump: ‘You can thank Congress’ for U.S.-Russia relationship at all-time low

Reporter says ‘state run Russian propaganda outlet’ pushed him to cover Seth Rich conspiracy theory at the center of a new White House lawsuit

Kushner Companies subpoenaed over use of visa program: report

White House Purging Michael Flynn Allies From National Security Council

Donald Trump is losing his presidency

Jared Kushner’s family’s real estate company ‘subpoenaed over investment-for-visas programme’

Investigators want phone records related to Trump Jr. Russia meeting

Golf journalist: At least 8 people heard Trump call the White House a ‘dump’

Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion.

Mueller’s job would be protected by bipartisan Senate bill

White House fires a top intelligence adviser

Trump Hits New Low With White Non-College Voters

Poll: Trump hits new low at 33 percent approval

Rex Tillerson Rejects $80 Million From Congress to Fight Russian Propaganda Because It Would Anger Moscow

Donald Trump just keeps lying

‘Don’t put that guy in front of the cameras again’: Fox News host unloads on Stephen Miller after altercation with CNN reporter

Stephen Miller attacks Statue of Liberty poem, echoing popular white nationalist talking point

Debate Is Over: Gerrymandering Is Crucial to G.O.P.’s Hold on House

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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 2 2017

Day 193:

When your enemy is weak, you attack!:

It might not seem like it, but the ever wilder thrashing that is going on at the white house is a sign of great weakness in our government. Trump can’t lead, the republicans can’t govern, and crucially the democrats wont fight.

But they could be made to fight, by us.  If we could transplant a spine into the democratic party (or just get rid of most of them and replace them with real progressives…), now would be the perfect time to roll out a real positive, utopian, message for the future of America.

$15 minimum wage

100% renewable energy

Ending the wars

Free public college

Universal single payer health care

MONEY OUT OF POLITICS (even if it takes a constitutional amendment)

It’s never been a better time to start fighting for what we stand FOR not just what we are AGAINST.

You can’t fight something with nothing!

Further Reading:

Sanders preps month-long campaign for single-payer health care, with legislation to follow

Mueller Taps Foreign Bribery Lawyer For His Team Investigating Russian Collusion

‘We don’t work for the president’: Senate Republicans are turning their backs on Trump

Boy Scouts ‘Unaware’ of Call Trump Said He Received From Organization Praising Jamboree Speech

Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border work

Trump Is Touting Imaginary Calls About Imaginary Praise for Awful Performances

Mitch McConnell Tricked Into Admitting He Just Wants to Cut Taxes for the Rich

The Center For American Progress Is Releasing A Nearly 50-Page Report Claiming Trump-Russia Collusion

Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump

Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team

The Best Quotes From Trump’s Embarrassing Unpublished WSJ Interview

Politico embarrasses WSJ by publishing Trump transcript

If Donald Trump is innocent of collusion with Russia, how come he keeps acting so guilty?

‘Dark money’ is funding Trump tax-reform push, Russia-probe attacks

White House says Trump has yet to sign Russia sanctions bill

The White House has confirmed reports that President Donald Trump helped draft a statement on his son’s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.

Trump Was Involved in Drafting Son’s Statement, Aide Confirms

Just Released Docs Show Monsanto ‘Executives Colluding With Corrupted EPA Officials to Manipulate Scientific Data’

US Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people

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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 1 2017

Day 192:

In it to win it:
When you see these jerks performing their stupid drama, just remember, they are the symptom not the illness.  The sickness is caused by the money in politics, and the cure is to get it out.

Stay focused, and only vote for candidates you think are serious about making real change.

Further Reading:

Ex-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Dismantles The Case For Abandoning Net Neutrality – The Trump FCC is simply doing the bidding of Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Charter in its quest to abandon rules against blocking, slowing, or speeding internet traffic, Wheeler says.

Dems are starting to win state races in Trump districts

Donald Trump’s War on Scientists Has Had One Big Side Effect: More than a dozen Democratic candidates with scientific backgrounds are running for Congress.

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

NY voters must register by 10/13 to vote in the 2018 primaries. Justice Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez must raise $10k to purchase a voter file to ensure progressives and #DemExit voters are re-registered in time for them to vote Joe Crowley — the 4th most powerful House Dem — out of office.

Trump aides’ stunning cry for help: Admitting the president misled the American people

Lawsuit Alleges Fox News And Trump Supporter Created Fake News Story

Trump Told Fox News to Publish Seth Rich Murder Hoax, Lawsuit Claims

Trump’s lawyer repeatedly denied Trump was involved in Trump Jr.’s statement. But he was.

Trump, Scaramucci distract from ‘most important,’ chilling Senate hearing

Donald Trump could be guilty of obstruction of justice over son’s statement on Russia meeting, says former White House ethics lawyer

Graham: Report that Trump dictated son’s statement ‘bothers me a lot’

Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

CBO: Sen. Sanders’ prescription drug proposal saves Americans $7B

Bernie Sanders’ Drug Price Bill Would Save Billions, Congressional Analysts Say

Scaramucci suckered into epic email battle with fake Priebus

Georgia cancels registration of more than 591,500 voters

Let’s try not to freak out about this poll showing Republican support for censoring ‘biased’ news

Donald J. Trump is something he hates; ‘a huge failure’

State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission

Trump’s Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

Pentagon appears to confirm Trump lied about consulting generals on bigoted ban

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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 July 31 2017

Day 191:

Wake up, take action:
It’s important in these troubling times that we not only fight against what we don’t want, but fight for what we do want. If you give a damn, you should be in the business of making a better world, not just for yourself, but for everyone.

As such its good to get into a routine.  Calling your elected congress critter.  Volunteering for causes you enjoy.  Talking to friends and family about what is important to you.  Taking care of yourself.

This is called Utopian thinking, and for too long it was looked at as unrealistic, silly, and a waste of time.  But if you are not working towards Utopian ideals, what are you working towards?  Are you working to keep things shitty?  Are you part of the status quo?  Are you thinking big enough?  Are you stuck in your ways?  Are you part of the problem?

Utopia’s don’t have to be unrealistic, but without Utopian thinking we will never realize any improvement.

Here is a short list of “Utopian” ideas that I think are achievable, and should be fought for.  If your senators and rep are not fighting for these ideas, perhaps its time to get a new one.

15 min wage

100% renewable energy

Ending the wars

Free public college

Universal single payer health care

MONEY OUT OF POLITICS (even if it takes a constitutional amendment)

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest are making the US government seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says former White House ethics chief

Dem campaign chief says ‘no Republican should go unchallenged’ in 2018

Bill Browder’s Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Trump had a terrible July, but at least he played a lot of golf

‘Classic Propaganda’: Sinclair Broadcasting Pushes Aside Fox News to Become ‘Trump TV’

The U.S. is picking up vacationing Russian hackers

NRA cowardly fights for ‘the white to bear arms’

House Republicans have spent 378 hours on votes to undercut Obamacare that went nowhere

Who saved Obamacare from the GOP? The American people.

Millennials and Generation Xers outvoted baby boomers in 2016, analysis finds

RNC Tells Staff To Preserve All Documents Related To 2016 Campaign

“Why Shouldn’t It Hurt?” Trump Threatens to Begin Sabotaging Obamacare

Is this Trump’s worst-ever Twitter move? Threatening Congress could become an epic disaster

Bill Browder’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Could Explain Anthony Scaramucci’s Bizarre Behaviour

Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin’s Russia

Jeff Sessions’ Assault On Gay Workers Revealed Yet Another Lie He Told At Confirmation Hearings

GOP rep: Trump halting ObamaCare payments would ‘hurt a lot of people’

Trump’s team steps up emails begging supportors for a dollar to fight fake news and keep making America great again.

Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutes

Putin’s Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly

Nevada GOP official tweets article calling for McCain’s death.

Sen. Jeff Flake: ‘As Conservatives, Our First Obligation Is To Be Honest’

Trump embodies every one of the Seven Deadly Sins

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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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