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Trump Watch May 16 2017

Day 117:

Trump is either stupid or working for the other side:

There is no way around it, Trump is either the dumbest president we have ever had (what is it with the GOP, first Regan, then George W.  Now Trump…) or he is doing this shit on purpose.  Recently he allowed Russia’s top spies into the oval office with all of their spy equipment and let them take propaganda pictures for the Russian state run media.

Putin is a murderous tyrant, and while the American press was kept out, Russian press was allowed to take chummy pictures for their state run TV.  Just think about that for a moment, US press was pushed out, while Russia’s top spies had full run of the oval office while taking propaganda pictures with Trump.  A scandal that would have gotten Obama crucified.  It gets worse.

We don’t need to worry about the Russian’s planting bugs in the oval office, because apprently they are not needed.  Trump just fucking told them top secret information involving intelligence on Islamic State.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.” (via)

That sounds an awful lot like Treason to me, add it to obstructing justice, bribery, violating the emoluments clause, a host of other small crimes, being a general asshole and embarrassment.  Trump has got to go.

While technically the president can declassify just about anything, that doesn’t mean that you just blurt out shit to an adversarial nation’s top spy.  Trump is monumentally incompetent.  He is going to accidentally tweet the nuclear codes or brag about how many spies we have.  Impeachment Now!

I am beginning to believe that the modern republican and democratic party are actually a couple of dancers.  They both dance to the same music (big money donations), but they have different dance moves.   When a republican is president their job is to destroy things, stir things up, pass blatant corporate friendly laws, remove regulation, and in general make the country hate them.  Then a democrat comes in, fixes the economy, still keeps everything corporation friendly, but calms the country down.  All while keeping the rich getting richer, and the poor getting screwed.  They dance round and round since 78, every year the middle class shrinks, and the super wealthy get richer.  This is a song that has to end.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t some vast conspiracy with dark smokey rooms full of evil masterminds, but instead the natural outcome of the way in which the system is set up.  In the same way that a bunch of dumb ants can create a complex society by simply following the rules, the current system produces these emergent effects.

Which means you have to attack the system that we currently have, not individual members of it.  Trump, Hillary, Obama, Bush, they all bubbled to the top of the pile because the sorting rules for that pile are wrong.  Trump is not the reason, he is the symptom of the illness.

We need a strong progressive agenda.  We need to structurally change the way things work.  The money has to stop going to the very top, and the shit has to stop raining down on the very bottom.

15 dollar minimum wage, pay equity for women, medicare single payer for all, paid family leave, free day care for working families, free public college, investments in renewable energy and infrastructure, ending the many wars we are currently in, 100% carbon free energy system,  re-investment in diplomacy, re-introducing strong bank regulations that keep them from gambling with our money.

All of this paid for by taxing large corporations and the super rich.  By ending loopholes that allow companies that make billions here pay no taxes.  By increasing the marginal tax rate for billionaires, and by introducing fees on high frequency trading, and by dramatically reducing our war budget.   I advocate for taking from the rich, and investing in the poor.  I advocate for changing the rules of the game so that instead of corporate raiders, and bumbling idiots rising to the top, we get real change for real people.

Further reading:

Trump is dangerously incompetent

GOP senator: White House in ‘downward spiral’

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador.

White House Staff ‘Hiding’ As Russia Chaos Engulfs West Wing

Paul Ryan tweet on classified info resurfaces after bombshell Trump report

Ex-intelligence leaders: ‘Nightmare’ if Trump leaked to Russia

National security experts: Trump’s sharing classified info with Russia ‘may breach his oath of office’

Alan Dershowitz calls Donald Trump leak allegations ‘most serious charge ever made against a sitting president’

Washington Post reporter: White House ‘playing word games’

GOP strategist: GOP would have ‘rightly’ tried to impeach Clinton for classified disclosure

Trump Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia, in Break With Ally

The White House isn’t denying that Trump gave Russia classified information – not really

Paul Ryan might regret having said this about Hillary Clinton

Trump sharing highly classified information with Russia shows his extreme hubris

Emoluments Clause Projected onto Trump’s D.C. Hotel

H.R. McMaster didn’t really deny that Trump gave Russia classified information

Foreign Leaders Have Realized Trump Is a Pushover

Report: Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit

Sanders Statement on Trump Revealing Classified Information to Russians

Other Stories:

President Jimmy Carter and Senator Bernie Sanders In Conversation

Watch President Carter & Bernie Sanders talk about human rights, beginning at 6:20 p.m. #FreedomFromFear

Posted by The Carter Center on Monday, May 8, 2017

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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!

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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 45

Trump Crime Watch:

While Trump does his dog and pony show, the republicans in the house are busy advancing horrific legislation.

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The immigrants that Trump is rounding up are being forced into slave labor.  We can not allow this.  Call your senator now.

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The world is melting…and Trump is de-funding the EPA.  This is literally THE most important issue of our day.  Just remember, if you care about fair pay for women, legalization of weed, ending private prisons, ending illegal wars, fixing the excesses of capitalism, 1st amendment rights, 2nd amendment rights, education for your children, or any other political or social issue, none of it will mean a good god damn if the climate is unable to support human life.

Somalia: 110 die from hunger in last 48 hours in just one region; drought threatens millions

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Trump is a child, a dangerous insane child.  And everyone is having great fun talking about it.  Which I am sure will only drive him even more crazy.

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Now  Trump’s advisers are getting drunk and going on Twitter to insult and swear at people….its like a full on break down at this white house.  I assume he is drunk…if not he needs to be removed from any formal contact with the president, because this guy is nuts.  Remember all the times that Obama advisers went on twitter and called women fat, and swore at reporters…no of course you don’t because it never happened.  This is not classy, we are not winning with this behavior.

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Someone finally told Trump that if his phones were tapped it was because someone got a judge to order it, which means he is the suspect in a criminal investigation, or his is just crazy and no one is tapping his phones.  Either way not good.  But what is good is that Stephen King is getting some good writing inspiration from Trump’s insanity.  Oh also, by the way, tweeting about secret wire taps might be a crime.  The president can’t just go on Twitter and spout shit without consequences, HE IS NOT A REALITY TV STAR ANY MORE!  Its time to grow up and act like the leader of this country.  Add this to the growing list of impeachable crimes he has committed.

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US-led coalition admits killing at least 220 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq – Oil tanker drivers and civilians trapped in Mosul among those confirmed dead

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Strikes against Trump:

March 8 – A Day Without A Woman

March 10 – Native Nations March on DC

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Good on you Yelp.

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In what I guess is good news, China has vowed to “make the sky blue again” by reducing economic output and focusing on renewable energy.  I say “I guess” because if your sky isn’t blue, it sounds like you live in a broken system, hopefully this will help fix it.

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Canada increases resources at US border to handle influx of asylum-seekers, thanks Canada!

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Corporate Democrats must go, call them let them know you will be supporting progressive primary challengers. 

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Workers and allies are rallying in Canton, MS with Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover. Nissan and their temp agency have received over $3 BILLION of taxpayer money, but they're still paying poverty wages to their workers and fighting to stop them from organizing a union.Watch the rally, then add your name: no taxpayer dollars for poverty-payers like Nissan –> https://actionsprout.io/40632A

Posted by Good Jobs Nation on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bernie still getting things done, while everyone else puts their heads in the sand.  Lets take a lesson from others that have had success in defeating the 1%, and then support Bernie in his efforts to do the same here.

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Is your bank supporting pipelines?  If so maybe its time to let them know you are not ok with that.

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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
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)

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.

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

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!