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  1. Continued from here: (Title is courtesy of @GreyhoundFan)
  2. The ever expanding interconnecting web of Russian ties to the current administration and the GOP is so intricate that I thought it would be a good idea to start a separate thread where we can try and keep track of all the connections as we become aware of them. To start things off, here's an AP news video posted on Paul Manafort and his connections to Russia via the Bank of Cyprus: https://www.apnews.com/0ba225b500024057aa80fd9959462d8e/US-Probing-Offshore-Bank-Activity-of-Manafort?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP The Bank of Cyprus, of which Wilbur Ross (current secretary of commerce) was a vice-chairman, remember? The Bank of Cyprus, which is partly owned by Putin, and whose chairman Josef Ackermann (recruited as such by Ross) was formerly chief executive of Deutsche Bank (accused of money-laundering for the Russians). The very same Deutsche Bank, to whom the Tangerine Toddler owes hundreds of millions of dollars (according to the Guardian). Here's a link to a Politico article with all the parasitic presidunce's ties to Russia in 7 charts: http://www.politico.eu/article/all-of-trumps-russia-ties-in-7-charts/ Note that these charts were last updated on the 15th, so the latest connections aren't included yet.
  3. Ugh. money.cnn.com/2017/04/01/media/bill-oreilly-settlements/index.html
  4. I wanted to start a new thread to talk about the positive signs that people are fighting against Trump's Fascist agenda. I know a lot of people are feeling hopeless right now, but we are not hopeless. There are 3 million more Clinton supporters than Trump supporters, and we can and must fight. I have no hope that Trump and his ilk won't try to destroy our country, but I have huge amounts of hope that there is an active and vital resistance organizing all around us. There are signs of hope everywhere. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/16/1611812/-Microsoft-We-wouldn-t-do-any-work-to-build-a-registry-of-Muslim-Americans There was an interesting comment that someone left in response to that article: I hope they stick to their guns. And I hope other companies follow. Also, there is a pledge that's being signed by people in the tech industry to refuse to help with a registry: http://neveragain.tech/ California Governor Jerry Brown Blasts Trump's proposed attack on climate change: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jerry-brown-donald-trump-climate-change_us_5851a720e4b0ee009eb52598
  5. So much is going on with the Executive Departments right now that I thought a separate thread was appropriate. To start things off, here's an article about how the State Department's current silence is damaging to the US: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/politics/state-department-tillerson-press-silence/index.html The article goes on to say that: It just goes to show that they don't know what the hell they're doing in the WH.
  6. Alright, Updated list (that will expand and grow) of resources we have talked about in the What Now? thread. If you have something to add, please reply below, but let's try to keep discussion in the other thread. I'll keep editing useful information into this post as we go along. Contact your representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ (House of Representatives) http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state (Senate) State level: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ (Or try the facebook page “Call your reps”) U.S. Senators on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gov/lists/us-senate?lang=en White House Press Contacts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyfincham/lists/white-house-corrs C-SPAN Lists of Twitters for Congressional Committees, Congress Members, Governors, etc.: https://twitter.com/cspan/lists Faxing Documents to Senators: https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php Faxing Documents to Congress: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php What's coming down the legislative pipe: https://www.govtrack.us/ To find your local democraty party information: https://www.democrats.org/ If you believe your state is promoting unconstitutional legislation or if your rights have been violated, contact your chapter of the ACLU for assistance: https://www.aclu.org/about/affiliates Organisations doing good things that deserve our help / money: Civil rights: - The ACLU: https://www.aclu.org - The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/ -League of Women Voters: http://lwv.org/ Reproductive Rights: - Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved - The Center for Reproductive Rights: https://www.reproductiverights.org/ LBGT Rights: - The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorprojecorg/ Immigrant and minority rights: - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): https://www.cair.com/about-us.html - The Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/ - The Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/ - The National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/ -United we dream: http://unitedwedream.org/ Disability rights: - https://dredf.org/ Environmental resources: - The Environmental Defense Fund: https://www.edft.org/ - Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/ - Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/ Other resources: Progressive scripts: -This is NC specific, but adaptable: https://progressivenationwnc.org/causes/ -This is ‘dad’ specific, but adaptable: http://www.scarymommy.com/what-i-need-to-tell-my-father-in-the-wake-of-the-election/ Show me the money! (boycotts and stellar company information): -List of all retailers that do business with Trump (#grabyourwallet) https://grabyourwallet.org/ -Businesses that have vowed to reduce carbon emissions regardless of politics: http://www.lowcarbonusa.org/ -Businesses that advertise on (or have ceased advertising on) breitbart (#Sleepinggiants): https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/ Other resources: Weekly Call To Action: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true# It has a few tabs. The first is scripts of what you can say. The second is Party Leadership Info. The third and fourth is all incumbents. The fifth is some extra tips. How to talk to your loved ones who voted for Trump: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLEwmBR_ckC3DaDyLV2IKHAPE_dRGnzomGiTImr-eAI/edit It is open for anyone to suggest a change, but if you don't want to see all the suggested changes, you can click from "Suggesting" in the right hand side/corner to "Viewing." " Indivisible - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/mobilebasic -The Sunlight FOundation is about transparency in government: https://sunlightfoundation.com/ -12 ways to disrupt Trump’s first 100 days: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/09/robert-reich-12-ways-to-disrupt-donald-trumps-first-100-days-as-president_partner/ -List of social justice resources: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/19/1601992/-Social-Justice-Resource-List-What-You-Can-Do-NOW-For-Yourself-and-Your-Family How to get a congressperson’s attention: Video: -I just got off the phone with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - (202-512-5500) in support of Senator Warren's request to audit the President Elect's finances for conflicts of interest. I asked the person who answered what the most effective way to be sure my support counted. She said to email a new address set up specifically for this issue, as well as the two administrators. Their names are: Katherine Siggerud -email: [email protected] And Timothy Minelli -email: [email protected] As well as: [email protected] Suggested text of the emails is one sentence, though you can add or edit as you see fit: "I'm writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren's request for an audit of our incoming President Elect's finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence." Information on the Women's March: Official site: https://www.womensmarch.com/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/politics/womens-march-on-washington-need-to-know/
  7. I thought I would start a thread where we could talk about things going on at the state level. This article is about Hawaii, but if you have anything you want to talk about that's happening in the senate in other states, please add. A Republican rep from Hawaii is leaving the Republican party: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/02/01/breaking-news/hawaii-rep-beth-fukumoto-leaving-the-republican-party/
  8. So this has happened. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39643804 She of the ugly leather trousers has decided that "the people of the UK must have their say" now, despite effectively being in power unelected since last summer. So we get a snap general election which no doubt will be used as a way to try and grab more power for herself and her wealthy friends so that they can continue to steal from us and lay the blame on disabled people and kids. So far the following things have happened: The papers claim that the Tories will certainly win. The papers claim the Tories will lose. Jeremy Corbyn has said some stuff that I might get behind if I felt he would actually follow through on any of it. Channel 4 have pointed out this is almost certainly a way to avoid charges for electoral fraud being brought against tory MPs in after the last election (this is almost certainly true). UK based markets are scuppered by uncertainty (again). Scotland are told we cannot hold our own vote on leaving this shitshow then 5 minutes later we are told it is important for "the people to have their say". Various idiots of various kinds have said stupid things on national TV. Nigel Farage has said he won't stand for election (possibly the one silver lining). Theresa May has said she will not take part in any televised debates, despite the fact that she called an election and I guess plans to stand to be re elected as prime minister and has said a lot of things about letting everyone have their say. Does not seem to realise this makes her look a tad ridiculous. If anything has convinced me to get my ass of this forsaken rock it has been the past year of politics.
  9. With Butthole O'Really being on "vacation" his show's not doing as well. usnews.com/news/business/articles/2017-04-18/viewership-of-oreilly-factor-drops-without-bill-oreilly
  10. From CNN, April 19, 2017: 3:09 PM ET Good riddance, Bill. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
  11. I just wanted to have a thread for this classy lady. Tonight we learned about the Bowling Green Massacre. I just want to leave my condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. I'm really hoping to hear from Fredrick Douglass regarding this event.
  12. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-tim-kaine-vice-president_us_577ec219e4b0c590f7e8a3e9 I wasn't terrible familiar with Kaine before, but I'm liking most of what I'm reading about him so far.
  13. I thought it would be a good idea to have a place to keep track of all the legislation going through Congress. I know many of us are busy and there is so many ridiculous distractions such as #alternativefacts and tweets from Cheeto. It makes it easy for the Republican majority to try to pass legislation without anyone noticing. It does not take long to call a Representative or a Senator. I have mine saved on my contact list. My hope is that we could keep a running list of issues and current legislation that we can contact our Representatives and Senators about and keep the fight going over the next four years. We can also try to provide links for Congress voted so that we can send them thank you emails or letters. Phone calls and going to town halls are the most effective ways to influence your Representative. Emails are not likely to be read. https://qz.com/836737/fomer-congressional-staffer-twitter-tips-on-how-to-get-congress-to-listen-to-you-went-viral/ Here is a link to find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Here is a list of contact information for the current Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
  14. Since we have a dedicated thread for news about the various State Senates, I thought I'd get one going about the various State Houses of Representatives I'll start with someone from Iowa who's gone to the Steve King school of political discourse; kcrg.com/content/news/Iowa-GOP-legislator-taking-heat-for-comments-about-gay-men-417135443.html Rep Watts, Fornicate you.
  15. Not sure whether to post this here or on the misogyny thread but here is a really good article on the New Statesman about the latest awful policy to come out of Westminster where women will now have to prove that one of their kids was the product of sexual assault if they have more than 2 kids and need to claim child tax credit. Never mind the fact that the 2 child maximum will push thousands of already existing children that little bit further into poverty or that people should be allowed to eat regardless of the circumstances of their birth; no the Nasty Party want to punish women for having sex while poor and allow that punishment to spill over onto their kids. Seriously, Fuck This! http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/08/tory-rape-exception-tax-credits-worse-you-thought
  16. Since Mike Pence has his own controversies swirling around him, I thought I would start a thread for the slimy, hypocritical weasel: Pence insists that his email scandal is totally different from Hillary's: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/pence-says-his-private-email-use-was-not-the-same-as-clintons/ I hate that man so much. What a sleazebag.
  17. Bernie Sanders went on Morning Joe today and the following exchange occurred: Bernie Sander is really pissing me off right now. First of all, why is he trying to speak for Democrats when he's already let us know he doesn't consider himself one (except, of course, when he wants to run as one to get access to Democratic money and donor lists.) And secondly, being pro-choice and pro-gun control is a fundamental part of the party platform. Why the fuck would we want a candidate that doesn't believe women have a right to make their own medical decisions and who doesn't value public safety. If we wanted a candidate like that, we would vote for the Republican candidate. Damn it, this man pisses me off.
  18. So, today the Scottish Parliament voted to, once again, hold a referendum on leaving the UK. Given that all their promises last time round (guaranteed EU membership, more devolution etc) have been proven to be a load of bollocks most people could see this coming. Of course Westminster is going to try and delay this with the usual crap arguments. They want to keep us in as long as they can, so have been stalling the Scottish politicians but really I think they will fail. Given that several members of the Tories are on record saying they want to undo devolution completely, that Scotland voted to stay in the EU and that there seems to be an exponential rise in fascist nutters coming from the South I think that more people will be involved this time. Watching the news coverage just now is interesting. The UK government set a precedent with the EU referendum which was supposed to be an "advisory" poll but not a binding vote and have now taken it and run a million miles with it. They can try and say that we shouldn't have a vote but really we can just have another "advisory" vote and do exactly what they did with Brexit. To be honest listening to a lot of the absolute cockwombles who caused Brexit over the last few weeks I can't see how anyone doesn't want to distance themselves from all this. I guess I live in interesting times.
  19. In case we needed anymore evidence as to why we can't rely on organized religion to take a hard line against domestic violence: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/world/europe/russia-domestic-violence.html The bill was signed into law by Putin last month: http://www.npr.org/2017/02/16/515642501/russian-president-signs-law-to-decriminalize-domestic-violence (I can't seem to get rid of that extra quote box, so if any helpmeets can get rid of it, that would be appreciated)
  20. I feel like we need this thread. These memes have been giving me life! I'll start with some:
  21. Some good news out of Hawaii; nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/hawaii-republican-leader-rep-beth-fukumoto-officially-resigns-gop-n737341
  22. Another asshole Republican from Oklahoma living down to the party's reputation rawstory.com/2017/03/watch-oklahoma-state-rep-says-rape-and-incest-are-the-will-of-god-in-abortion-bill-hearing/#.WNMse1MLFcs.twitter