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Trump Watch July 19 2017

Day 181:

The Russian Thing:

Ok, lets take a second and clear up the Russian thing.  It seems pretty clear to me that Trump has been in bed with lets say “Russian mobsters” (I put the quotes because its hard to tell the difference between mobsters and politicians anymore) for decades.

They give him loans, they almost certainly use him to launder money, his ties with them are deep.

They helped him win the election.  They hacked information for him.  They colluded.  The evidence is overwhelming.  At this point they are just daring the American political system to do anything about it.

Here is the real, walk and chew bubble gum moment though.  Can the democrats (or more accurately, will they) succesfully point out all of these very real and very serious crimes, while continuing to focus on fixing the problems we have here?

My gut tells me that they will not for the following reasons.  The current crop of corporate democrats only do what their donors say, these donors are the same folks that run the republican party.  That is why 8 years of Clinton, and 8 years of Obama only made the status quo stronger.  Also why take a chance and fight for something when you can just scream “Russia!” All day?

We must vote out of office all the republicans, and most of the corporate democrats.  And replace them with people who are capable of fighting for medicare for all on Monday, prosecuting collusion on Tuesday, raising the minimum wage on Wednesday etc etc.

Maybe some younger folks?  Some diverse folks?  Some women?  Maybe lets not let our entire government be run by a bunch of corrupt greedy old white people.

This situation will only get worse unless we act.  We have reached a crisis point, act now to save the country, or say goodbye to it.

VOTE!

Further Reading:

Mysterious 8th person at Trump Jr. meeting allegedly ran massive Russian money-laundering scheme

Donald Trump Jr. Met Russian Accused of Laundering $1.4 Billion

Trump and Putin met twice at G20

Trump rages at media for reporting previously undisclosed meeting with Putin

Al Gore Calls For Single-Payer Health Care

Kasich: People ‘breathing a sigh of relief’ after health care bill folds

Report: Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort subpoenaed relating to loans

3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it.

‘Plan C’ on Obamacare, Repeal Now, Replace Later, Has Collapsed

Mueller says Trump Jr, Manafort can testify publicly in Senate: Feinstein

FCC refuses to release text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints

Robert Mueller Confirmed To Be Investigating Donald Jr.’s Russia Meeting: Report

Waters demands Sessions recuse himself from Deutsche Bank probe

GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C.

Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency?

New Poll: Bernie Sanders is America’s most popular US Senator (again): 75-21%

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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 July 5 2017

Day 167:

You thought it would get better, It hasn’t:

Just because you were on vacation for a couple of days doesn’t mean that the evil fuckers in Washington are not back and at it as hard as ever.

Even though we are in dark days, I still see some shining bright hope.  Elizabeth Warren has started to beat the drum for single payer, and others are joining her.  The fight for a living wage is still going strong, the war on drugs is faltering, and all around signs of resistance are growing.  The latest being the fact that nearly every state has refused to comply with Trumps “voter fraud” commission, which is really just a voter suppression effort.

Just remember things are impossible until they happen, this cartoon supervillian in the white house might be just the thing we need to galvanize the US people into political action.  Politicians like Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders will be vital in making sure that action is funneled into peaceful meaningful change, rather than violence and destruction.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders is the Democrats’ real 2020 frontrunner

Lost records of lawsuit claiming Trump Tower exploited undocumented workers have been found

Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election

I’m a climate scientist. And I’m not letting trickle-down ignorance win.

White House election commission becomes a fiasco for Trump, Kobach

Here’s How Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

Now 44 States Have Refused Trump Commission’s Demand For Personal Info On Voters

Robert Mueller’s Probe Could Draw Focus to Russian Organized Crime Operations

Trump has spent more than 20 percent of his presidency on the golf course

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump’s ‘stunning’ conduct

Investigators looking into possible Russia collusion with pro-Trump websites

Now more than ever, Republicans are engaged in class warfare: Isn’t it time for Democrats to fight back?

Bizarre. Absurd. Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Trump.

Virginia GOP Paid Trump Business Ten Grand for Event Featuring Spicer

No, a new poll did not find a ‘majority of voters back Trump travel ban’

Journalist Who Exposed The Racist Creator Of Trump’s CNN Tweet Gets Death Threats

Trump has dragged America into a permanent state of crisis

The greatest threat facing the United States is its own president

Trump’s DOT withdraws from $24B New York-New Jersey tunnel project

Sen. Collins cheered in Maine after stand on health care

The Russia probe can’t be fired

‘Worse Than What I Thought’: Voting Experts Balk At Trump Panel’s Latest Moves

We must not tolerate Trump’s attack on a free press

 

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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Trump Watch June 21 2017

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!