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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!

Thank you!

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!

Thank you!

Trump Watch May 23 2017

Day 124:

The people in power are afraid of us

Deep inside their minds they have two thoughts about the American people, fear, and contempt.  These two ideas swirl around in their mind causing them to at once feel no compunction screwing us over, and at the same time running scared from us when we challenge them.

FIGHT BACK!  Don’t let them screw you over, stand up to them, vote, get your friends to go to a town hall, get your friends to vote.  There is a political awakening happening in this country right now, and its time we all rise up and use our vote to secure a future for ourselves.

Demand: 

A living wage, pay equity for women, 100% renewable energy, strong environmental regulations, paid family leave and subsidized child care, free public college, medicare for all, an end to the many wars, and a re-regulation and breaking up of the big banks.  Demand it be paid for by reducing military budgets and taxing the rich.

Further reading:

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets

Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve

Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

Pentagon report found Flynn lied about Russia contacts in seeking security clearance

Burr: Flynn could be held in contempt

“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam

Iran President Hassan Rouhani: Donald Trump ‘intellectually unstable’

Shouts of ‘Dump Trump’ in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Manafort, Stone turn over Russia documents to Senate Intel Committee

Trump reportedly asked top US intelligence officials to publicly deny collusion between his campaign and Russia

Trump is practically begging to be accused of obstruction of justice right now

Education Secretary DeVos To Give All Student Loan Accounts To One Company; Strip Away More Protections

The White House is trying to dupe the New York Times with phony leaks

Supreme Court finds the GOP packed black voters into two North Carolina districts to help win more House seats

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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!

Trump Watch May 11 2017

Day 112:

I have been thinking about a protest strategy for a while now, and I saw that some students almost pulled off exactly what I was thinking of doing.

From the podium

From the students point of view.

Turning your back on someone is a powerful message.  I applaud their courage, and political activism.  They should all be commended.  Whoever allowed Betsy “destroyer of education” DeVos to speak should be fired.

The way I would do this kind of protest is to have one person be the time keeper, they would ring a small bell once, the entire audience stands silently, and turns their back on the speaker.  Then the time keeper uses a phone app to count a 10 count beat, on the 10 count everyone in the audience says in a normal speaking voice “No.”  Every ten seconds this crowd of silent protesters with their back to the speak simply chants “No.”  They keep this up until the speaker is over and then turn and sit back down.

Further reading:

 

People are fucking pissed about Trump’s heavy handed dictator bullshit.

For good reason!

 

Further Reading:

Acting FBI director set to testify before congressional committee in potentially explosive hearing

A coup in real time? Historian Timothy Snyder says the Comey firing is Trump’s “open admission of collusion with Russia”

Fired US attorney: No one believes Trump’s explanation for firing Comey

Donald Trump fired James Comey because ‘he refused to end Russia investigation’, say multiple FBI insiders

Comey never told Trump he wasn’t under investigation

Report: White House Lawyers Have Had To Repeatedly Tell Trump Not To Contact Michael Flynn

Trump’s deputy attorney general reportedly threatened to quit after being painted as the mastermind behind Comey’s firing

Dear America, It’s Time To Stop Calling Donald Trump “President”

Donald Trump freezes funding to groups fighting right-wing terror and white supremacism

FBI refuses to disclose documents on Trump’s call to Russia to hack Clinton

Majority of Americans want Democrats in control of Congress, poll finds

Sessions Violated Two Recusal Oaths in Comey Firing

Blumenthal: Comey firing ‘may well produce impeachment proceedings’

Trump is a coward

Poll: When thinking of Trump, US voters say ‘idiot’ is the first word that comes to mind

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

Comey infuriated Trump with refusal to preview Senate testimony: aides

Update to other stories:


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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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 17

Sunday, a day to rest.  Its also a day to fight!  The resistance is mobilized, and has been fighting back strong.  Make a couple calls today as you go about your day, call up your bank, tell them to divest from oil pipelines, call up an advertiser you saw on a right wing website, tell them to stop, call up your friends and organize a call chain so you can maximize your power.  Bake some bread, have a good meal with loved ones.  Recharge, because this fight is a marathon, and we need to go the distance!

Things Trump disappointed Lincoln on today.

In a move that surprises no one, Trump is breaking his promise to clean up wall street and instead giving the government to them.

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Trump blocked nearly half a million people from getting health care.  If you live in the middle of the country and you supported Trump, did you support him so he would take away your health care?

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Trump is not a good president, even Sweden is mad at us now.

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RESIST! FIGHT! WIN!

 

GENERAL STRIKE FEB 17th!

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These cowardly republican fucks are running scared from the public who demand universal health care.  Maybe getting rid of Obama Care isn’t such a good idea after all?  Maybe instead we should be improving it by adding a public option or transitioning it away from private insurance to universal health care like…every other industrialized country has.

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Massive resistance is growing within the federal government against Trump!  These hard working public servants are going to need our support.  If they get fired, you will have to fight with them to get their jobs back, if they take principled stands we have to call our congress people and support them.  They might be able to fire the deputy director of whatever, but we can fire them if they do!

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Tuesday you can watch Bernie Sanders wipe the floor with Ted Cruz in a debate about health care.  Super strange that now that the orange Cheeto of doom is in charge, and the corporate media profits are secure we get these in depth political shows on CNN.  Whereas before the election is was basically 24/7 political TMZ….Corporate Media Is The Fake News.

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Donald Trump is a man who cares about things like crowd size, hand size, penis size, and bank account size, this proposed boycott of the annual correspondents dinner is the perfect thing to drive him nuts.

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Proving that we still have three functioning branches of government, Trumps bigoted, useless, Muslim ban has been stayed.  And the even though Trump is picking on the Judge who did it, everyone knows the truth.  The president is not a king!  Call your senator and demand they fight Trump on this.

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We still have to stop Betsy DeVos and the rest of the cabinet picks!

Call your senator and make sure they know you will vote them out if they vote her in.

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We will give him no quarter, no rest, and no safe harbor!  Everywhere Trump goes protest! It’s fun, it’s effective, and it drives him crazy.

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If you want to get Secret Preident Bannon out of office try making some calls!

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is taking calls about Bannon’s appointment to the NSC. You can call 202-224-4751 and leave comments opposing this appointment.  The 15 Senators on the committee are taking calls on this matter from the general public. Also call your Senator

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Sometimes resistance starts on the subway.  Tiny things can make the world better.  Never stop making things better.

Manhattan subway gets covered in Swastikas on every advertisement. One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.” The passengers all reached into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel and got to work.

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep.  or your Governor, and 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.

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

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.

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

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!  Or you could join the fight to clean out the democratic party!  Justice Democrats!