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Trump Watch November 8 2017

Day 284:

FUCK YEA!

As Chris Hedges says below:

Revolt is a political necessity, it is a moral imperative, we must not be complicit. We must live in truth.

The moment we defy power, in any form, we are victorious! The moment we stand with the oppressed, and accept being treated like the oppressed, we are victorious!  The moment we hold up a flickering light in the darkness for others to see, we are victorious! The moment we thwart the building of a pipeline of a fracking sight we are victorious! The moment keep a mother faced with deportation with her children we are victorious!  The moment we mass in the streets to defy police violence, we are victorious!

We must turn the tide of fear, we must, by taking the streets, make the ruling elites frightened of us!

To sit idle, to refuse to defy these forces, to by our silence be complicit, will atrophy and wither our souls. It will leave us husks of human beings.

This not only a fight for life, it is a fight that gives life! It is the supreme expression of faith, it is the belief that no matter how great the power of evil, the power of love is greater.

I do not in the end fight fascists, because I will win, I fight fascists because they are fascists.

We got these assholes on the run now! Progressives have won across the entire country! Your vote counts, and has been counted. This is the first drizzle of snow that will end up being a landslide. Don’t give up though, now that our political adversaries have seen the first inkling of what is coming they will only fight harder.

They have the money, but we have the numbers. We can not lose if we don’t give up.

Further Reading:

Transgender candidate defeats 13-term Catholic homophobe in Virginia delegate race — The defeated Catholic Republican attempted to get a “bathroom bill” passed in VA. Justice is sweet.

Democrats win control of Washington state Senate

Fox News Went 100 Minutes Tuesday Night Without Discussing the Republican Loss in Virginia

Virginia flips 14 seats blue in biggest Democratic pick-up since 1899

Democrat Ralph Northam elected governor of Virginia

Historic Democrat Wave Wiping Out Virginia GOP

Ravi Bhalla wins Hoboken election, becomes N.J.’s first Sikh mayor

Trump is making U.S. weaker, says top diplomat, as record numbers quit

Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo facing questions over impartiality

Russian foreign minister confirms Trump-Putin meeting in Vietnam

Mass. Trooper Sues Police Leaders After He Was Told To Alter Arrest Report Of Judge’s Daughter

Comcast Tries To Stop Colorado City From Even Talking About Building Its Own Broadband Network

Trump is such a frail sore loser that he needed to blame Ed Gillespie for losing in Virginia — however, as Wednesday morning, Republicans also lost 14 seats in the House of Delegates

U.S. is the only nation in the world not in Paris deal after Syria signs on.

Maine just became the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative

Trump administration accused of ‘decapitation of leadership’ at State Department

The Anti-Trump Wave Has Come, And Republicans Can’t Stop It

One year on, Donald Trump is still an illegitimate president

Bar Association dubs fourth Trump judicial nominee unqualified

Charlottesville mayor: Virginia is ‘a wall against Trump and Trumpism’

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Biden on Dem wins: ‘Resounding defeat’ for Trump

Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump

Sanders Calls for Investigation into Paradise Papers Findings

Donald Trump has lost 10 key officials in his first 9 months as President

New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman

 

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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 September 21 2017

Day 236:

Stand up and fight!

Trump and his ilk are not just going to go away, we have to make them go away.  There is probably a primary election in your area this month, or next or the one after that VOTE!  Only when the assholes currently in office are out, and replaced with someone better will any of this get fixed.

Vote, march, educate, donate, fight!

Further Reading:

We Can Have Single-Payer In Washington State by 2020, If We Want It

Boston To Build Monument To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country

Kimmel fires back at Cassidy on ObamaCare repeal: ’Help me out – which part don’t I understand?’

Jimmy Kimmel is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take this anymore

Fox News Slammed by Legal Experts for Saying Trump Was Right About Obama Wiretap

Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA

Trump Tweets Confirm He Doesn’t Understand What’s in the GOP Health Bill

Another potential Mueller honey pot: Spicer’s notebooks

Dem sen: It’s a ‘lie’ that ObamaCare repeal bill has coverage of pre-existing conditions

Spicer: ‘I have not knowingly’ lied to the American people

Melania Trump’s Anti-Bullying Speech at the UN Prompts Cries of Irony

Jimmy Kimmel Destroys ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Brian Kilmeade: ‘I’ll Pound You When I See You’

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate

Manafort indictment may have already happened

Lots of vulnerable House Republicans come from states that will lose under Cassidy-Graham

AARP: Older Americans to pay $16K more under GOP ObamaCare repeal

Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative

Cassidy-Graham bill would cut funding to 34 states, new report shows

Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

Jimmy Kimmel ramps up battle against GOP health care bill

Republican lawmaker loses job for saying running over protesters ‘is a movement we can all support’

Trump says nothing while North Korea gets fuel from Russian companies

Preet Bharara joins CNN as senior legal analyst

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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 September 20 2017

Day 235:

Trump is an embarrassment

Why do we let him go anywhere, especially the U.N.

Further Reading:

Trump’s first speech to the United Nations was a disastrous, nationalistic flop

Obama begins lucrative turn as Wall Street speaker: “These type of appearances (and being paid well for them) may tarnish his reputation among a liberal base and bolster the perception that Democrats are the party of the elite.”

President Trump’s rally cost Phoenix more than $450,000

‘We Can’t Let Them do This to Our Children.’ Jimmy Kimmel Gives Another Heart-Wrenching Plea on Health Care

HHS secretary chartered private jets five times last week

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

US officials intercepted conversations between Manafort and Russians: report

Erdogan: Trump apologized to me over brawl between Turkish bodyguards and protesters

Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator ‘Lied Right to My Face’ Over Healthcare Bill

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know

I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

John Kelly photographed with his head in hands during Trump speech, inspires memes

Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do, our new study shows

Equifax shows Republicans must end attacks on financial regulation

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay Russia probe legal bills: Reuters, citing sources

Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years

Poll: Plurality supports single-payer health care

Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Bill Cassidy ‘lied right to my face’

Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role

GOP will spend less than 2 minutes debating a bill to decide health care for 40 million kids

The new TrumpCare bill is the worst one yet

Trumpcare 3.0 will eliminate health insurance for 25 million people

Special Counsel‘s Office Interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

RNC covering more than $230,000 in Trump legal fees

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable: He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

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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 September 18 2017

Day 233:

End with a whimper

Donald Trumps presidency continues its slimy downward spiral towards malicious obscurity, or jail.

The most powerful thing you can do right now is to cure the illness that gave us Trump.  That illness is money in politics, as represented by all the republicans, and most of the democrats who would rather do the bidding of corporate overlords, instead of serving the people who voted them into office.

The single most powerful thing you can do so stop trump and his ilk is to vote in strong progressives, who will actually fight for US, the people.

There is probably an election in your area this week, get on your local board of elections website and GO VOTE!

Further Reading:

Bernie’s “Medicare for All” actually is the pragmatic health care solution

Momentum builds against gerrymandering

Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

Due to excessive lobbying from FPL, Florida residents without power due to the hurricane are not permitted to use their own solar panels

Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be ‘too late’ to recover from climate change: “The day two politicians are arguing about whether science is true, it means nothing gets done. Nothing.”

Donald Trump’s unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows

House Democrats Break Campaign Fundraising Record

Dem senator: Not funny that Spicer ‘lied aggressively and frequently’

Senate plans hearing for bills to protect Mueller

WH officials fear colleagues are wearing a wire for Mueller: report

John McCain on the Comey Hearing: “It Was a Colossal Screw-Up”

Trumpcare’s back, and now it will let insurers jack up premiums as soon as you get sick

Another prosecutor joins Trump-Russia probe

BU researcher: “Almost no atheists voted for Trump”

Dem lawmaker: Trump sharing Clinton golf ball GIF ‘below the standards of even this president’

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Charged Taxpayers $1,092 for Mysterious Two-Night Stay

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

Trump has ‘no ideology’ except ‘his own personal interest’: Top Democrat

What Is Trump Hiding At Mar-A-Lago?

New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era

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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 22 2017

Day 123:

 

Donald Trump Is The Circus, A Distraction

Trump is a clown, and a distraction.  He is the symptom of a problem that has been brewing for 30-40 years.  The rich have rigged the system so they can continue to get richer every year, while the rest of us get screwed a little harder every year.  The fact that we had two such horrible choices for president this year, last time, the time before, and the time before that is because the powerful interests don’t want things to change.  I can only hope we have reached the limits to which people will put up with this shit, and that they start getting out there and voting for people who actually care about them and who will fight for change.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

New Trump web page asks Americans if they want to ax National Park Service, other key land agencies

Trump ‘exhausted’ three days into first trip abroad as president: Reports

Cummings on Russia probe: ‘May be quite a few people’ in White House with problems

Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to ‘exhaustion’

Official: Trump’s ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ wording changed because he’s ‘exhausted’

Landslide Win for Iran’s Reformists Doesn’t Fit Trump’s Script, So He Ignores It

Watergate lawyer: Obstruction of justice evidence ‘overwhelming’

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal

By 2020, every Chinese coal plant will be more efficient than every US coal plant

White House Rejects Inquiry by Ethics Office Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Trump wanted to veto bill to keep government open

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

Ivanka Trump praises Saudi Arabia on women’s rights after country donates $100 million to her cause

 

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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!