Trump Watch October 4 2017

Day 249:

Like Father Like Children

This whole fucking family is rotten, from Trumps father, who was a klan member, to Trump who is a huckster and a fraud (not to mention deeply racist), and his kids, who are a chip off the old block.

This whole family is perfect to represent the current power structure of this country.

Further Reading:

More info here and here.

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

How Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Tillerson reportedly described Trump as ‘a moron’ and was set to resign in July

Russia probe takes on new urgency with potential revelations today

Tillerson’s Fury at Trump Required an Intervention From Pence

John McCain Urges Supreme Court to ‘Return Control of Our Elections to the People’

What’s a ‘lone wolf’? It’s the special name we give white terrorists

Donald Trump is a textbook racist

Too poor to vote: How Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting

Trump Treating Us Like ‘Dogs’, Say Puerto Ricans

Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin

Jared Kushner fined for a second time for filing financial report late

Hill investigators to tell public what they’ve learned about Russia’s interference and what happens next

Rep. Tim Murphy, popular with pro-life movement, urged abortion in affair, texts suggest

Jimmy Kimmel displays photos of 50 US politicians who voted against gun control in powerful TV moment

Trump came to Puerto Rico like an emperor: with pomp and little sympathy

Yes, Pat Robertson blamed the Vegas shooting on ‘disrespect’ for Trump and the national anthem

Furious Republicans are working hard to make Trump’s Russia scandal disappear

Russia will work harder to pick the next U.S. president, the FBI director predicts

The Abortion Pill Is Safe and Effective, and We’re Suing to Make it More Accessible

Mass Shootings Are Not The Price Of Freedom, They Are The Price Of Stupidity & Sickening Greed

GOP Congressman Met in Moscow With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer at Center of Russia Investigation

‘Lone wolf’: Our stunning double standard when it comes to race and religion

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Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

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Call the White House:

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

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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!

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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!

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Trump Watch October 3 2017

Day 248:

Owning Guns is a right, but health care is just a privildge

I think this tweet pretty much sums up the current GOP mind set.

Fuck all these assholes.

Further Reading:

Ajit Pai gets new term on FCC despite protest of anti-net neutrality plan

Elizabeth Warren: “Thoughts & Prayers Are NOT Enough” after Las Vegas Shooting

The Las Vegas gunman used a perfectly legal device allowing him to fire 400 rounds per minute

Australia offers to help US with gun reform

The government won’t research gun violence because of NRA lobbying

Every Member of Congress Who Took Money From the NRA and Tweeted ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Las Vegas

Democrats Demand GOP Pull Gun Silencer Bill After Las Vegas Mass Shooting

These charts show Fox News really did ignore Puerto Rico’s crisis

Trump and Las Vegas: With no Muslims to blame, Twitter troll falls silent

DOJ releases overruled memos finding it illegal for presidents to appoint relatives

Puerto Rico mayor invited to take part in White House conference call on hurricane disaster effort – but told she could not speak

Mueller Tasks Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons

The GOP’s Twisted Reality, Where Guns Are a Right But Health Care Is a Privilege

The press, branded the ‘enemy’ by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public: Reuters/Ipsos poll

FEMA has yet to authorize full disaster help for Puerto Rico

Trump’s Treasury Department Deleted Research That Contradicts Republicans on Tax Reform

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had third private account — it received hundreds of White House emails

Trump: ‘What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle’

477 Days. 521 Mass Shootings. Zero Action from Congress.

Keith Olbermann: The NRA is ‘a terrorist organization’

Kimmel breaks down discussing gun control after Las Vegas shooting

Russians used Facebook tool to target susceptible voters: report

Supreme Court takes up Wisconsin as first test in partisan gerrymandering claims

After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone

Eric Holder: Redistricting has broken our democracy. The Supreme Court should help fix it.

‘I cannot express how wrong I was’: Country guitarist changes mind on gun control after Vegas

 

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
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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!:

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Trump Watch October 2 2017

Day 247:

Another white terrorist

Another old white guy killing people, and yet we still don’t see them as dangerous…Look at congress, mostly old white men, look at at wall street mostly old white men, look at the oligarchs, mostly old white men, now look at mass shooters, mostly white men…

Seems to me we have a white male problem in this country.  A problem for all of us, and a problem for them as well. The whole system from top to bottom has to be overhauled to be more equitable, and to allow for more freedom.

This will help everyone, including the old white guy, if only he would be brave enough to let it happen. But when you are on the top of the ladder it can be very tempting to burn that fucker down so that no one can climb up after you.

Now more than ever, vote, vote, vote.

Further Reading:

Over 50 dead, 200 injured in Las Vegas after deadliest shooting in modern US history More info

New Yorkers, Don’t Get Burned Again! If you want to vote for progressives in NEXT years NY Primary, then you have to register with a party by Oct 13th THIS year.

Donald Trump heckled with ‘you don’t give a sh*t about Puerto Rico’ as he dedicates golf trophy to victims

Special Report: HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon

Is Neil Gorsuch Corrupt?

Sandy Hook victim’s mother: Congress to blame in Las Vegas shooting

Robert Mueller has no comment

Blasting ‘ingrates,’ Trump unravels in the face of Puerto Rico crisis

Dems rip Trump for dedicating golf trophy to hurricane victims

Harvard students taunt Betsy Davos

Bernie Sanders claims that the world’s six wealthiest people have as much wealth as half the global population (interesting how Jeff Bezos who owns the WaPo would publish such a shitty ass article.)

San Francisco 49ers players kneel during national anthem

Leaked White House Memo Details Puerto Rico Spin: “The Storm Caused These Problems, Not Our Response.”

White Evangelicals Are Steadily Losing Both Followers and Political Clout

Trump plays into Russia’s goal of dividing U.S. by race

‘A white girl had to die for people to pay attention’: Heather Heyer’s mother on hate in the US

Trump Said O.J. Simpson Was Framed In Newly Released Transcripts

General overseeing Puerto Rico relief: ‘This is the worst I’ve ever seen’

Dear Trump Voter: WTF Is Wrong With You!?

Angry That People Think He Doesn’t Care About Puerto Rico, Trump Spends Weekend Golfing and Hate-Tweeting

Mississippi to legalize discrimination against LGBT people

Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Puerto Rico rhetoric ‘unspeakable’

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

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Call your Governor
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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 September 29 2017

Day 244:

Friday…

Sigh, get well this weekend, and get strong. We fight, we win.

Further Reading:

Republicans’ ‘death tax’ fixation tells you all you need to know about their concern for the working class

Fake black activist accounts linked to Russian government

Democrats are pushing a $40 billion plan to bring the best Internet access to rural America

Air Force General’s message to racists: ‘Get out’

A Fake Antifa Account Was ‘Busted’ for Tweeting from Russia – VICE

Puerto Ricans: Trump’s relief efforts are a ‘disaster’

The Trump Administration Is Targeting Anti-Trump Facebook Users

US Department of Justice demands Facebook account details of anti-Trump activists

Price took military jets to Europe, Asia for over $500K

Kushner didn’t disclose personal email account to Senate intel committee

Gary Cohn says a typical American family earns $100,000 a year—here’s how much they really make

Sen. Wyden Slams Pai on Senate Floor – Says FCC chair is on side of ‘big cable’

Report: White House Approved More Than $500,000 in Flights for Tom Price

NBC: Officials admit Trump was slow on Puerto Rico

DOJ demands Facebook info from ‘anti-administration activists’

Stephen King on Trump’s tax plan: Trump ‘couldn’t give a s—’ about working class

Anthem singer who kneeled gets death threats

Jared Kushner’s lawyer accidentally forwarded a sensitive Senate Intel letter to an email prankster

Roy Moore blamed Sandy Hook on people forgetting ‘the law of God’

The $2.8 billion winners of Trump’s proposed tax cuts are his kids

Twitter finds hundreds of accounts tied to Russian operatives

Poll: 84% support NFL players’ right to protest

Republicans to put Russian bank lawyer in coveted DoJ position

Donald Trump May Have Done a Lot More Than Just Take a Photo With the President of Azerbaijan

Has Washington forgotten about us? One year passes with no US ambassador to Australia

Puerto Rico Rejects Loan Offers, Accusing Hedge Funds of Trying to Profit Off Hurricanes

Socialized Medicine Has Won the Health-Care Debate: Lindsey Graham and the Republicans tried to use the “S-word” to scare Americans about health care. It doesn’t work anymore.

French toll road operator wants fire-engines to pay to reach blazes (and this is why we shouldn’t allow private entities to own roads)

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch September 28 2017

Day 243:

Lets start replacing congress people!

Like ransom, but instead of holding them hostage for money, we kick them out of office for taking money.  I figure if there is a steady trickle of special elections, followed by a flood of primary challenges, and finally by a tidal wave of progressive wins we should send a pretty strong message that its time to take back our government from the oligarchs and monopolists, and have it work for the people again!

First step, get registered, then find your next election (local elections matter even more than national!), then research the candidates, then VOTE!  Can’t find someone good to vote for, RUN YOURSELF!

It’s us or them, and our version of the future is a lot nicer for everyone, including them.

Further Reading:

It’s time for Congress to fire the FCC chairman

Bob Geldof: ‘Vulgar fool’ Trump has ignited a wave of climate-change activism

Last month, 83% of U.S. protests were against Trump

50 Cent says Trump offered him $500,000 to join presidential campaign

Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico

GOP faces charges of hypocrisy with Kushner emails

The Senate Will Subpoena Paul Manafort to Testify at a Public Hearing on the Russia Investigation

Donald Trump Refuses to Send More Aid to Puerto Rico, Citing Business Interests

White Nationalism Is As Much Of A Threat To U.S. As ISIS, FBI’s Open Investigations Show

Trump adviser ‘can’t guarantee’ taxes won’t go up for middle class

Donald Trump accused of ‘owing’ Puerto Rico $33m after golf club bankruptcy

Donald Trump under fire for reportedly physically mocking John McCain, who suffered injuries when held as prisoner of war in Vietnam

Anderson Cooper reads Trump’s deleted tweets

Russians Impersonated Real American Muslims to Stir Chaos on Facebook and Instagram

Trump’s tax plan calls for the repeal of a tax that once cost him $31 million

Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson

It’s time for Mitch McConnell to go

Russian-generated Facebook posts pushed Trump as ‘only viable option’

Poll: Majority says Trump not ‘fit to serve as president’

Middle class will ‘get nothing’ in tax proposal: Rattner

Russian Trolls Didn’t Just Flood Facebook with Fake News—They Faked the Accounts of Real Organizations

Fake News—Including From Russian Sources—Saturated Swing States That Trump Barely Won

Russian trolls trying to sow discord in NFL kneeling debate

 

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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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