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  1. Continued from here:
  2. 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.
  3. I struggled with what to name this thread, cos to be frank, I'm out of snark. I'm just back to the staring at CNN for as long as I can stomach before I have to turn it off to cry. All I have to say is this: love your neighbor, and for fucking fuck's sake, speak out when you see hate. We have to be better for our kids, and this past week is definitely not our best. Also, fuck the Orange Menace. No one who carries a torch and nazi flag and chants what they chanted is a good person. Continued from here:
  4. I have to do this, so here it is. Let's talk about our most confusing First Lady. Last night as I was going to bed, I was very depressed about the Republicans' latest attempt to kill Americans and wondered if I would have trouble sleeping. But then appeared on my TV the Flotus making a speech while wearing a hot pink pool float! I laughed myself to sleep. There's so much to ponder about her. The marital handshake. What she does all day. Why she's even here. But the thing that really confounds me is how a woman of her means can continually miss the mark fashion-wise. She either looks like she's auditioning for the Top Gun remake or heading out for a formal soirée with some Manhattan high society muckety-mucks. She likes to hide her hands and only has flats or stilettos, there's no in between. She also seems to have some weird fetish about changing clothes on airplanes. Someone help her!
  5. 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
  6. We call them the Branch Trumpvidians. Our posts about them are mostly scathing, scorching and sarcastic. We tend to look down upon them as ignorant fools and backwards idiots, who are crybabies when they find out that the presidunce isn't giving them what he promised. I am interested in these people mostly because the anthropological side of this all fascinates me. In essence the sociological and psychological influences surrounding their decisions. Why did they vote for the Tangerine Toddler? Who are these people, why do they back him? Are they really all idiots and fools? Today, I found an article about this very subject, that I found quite enlightening. Maybe it will soften your views on them, maybe not. You're human after all... “I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out the scandals I believe @GreyhoundFan posted that very article by AP (although I'm not sure, it could have been someone else). There are some illuminating test results illustrating this in the article itself. Are there idiots and fools among the Trumpvidians? Oh, yes, I believe there really are. But I'm also convinced that there are quite a few of them who are quite smart and intelligent, but have 'motivated ignorance'. I, for one, will look with new eyes at those 'repentant Trumpvidians' that I have disparaged in the past. Because if they truly have changed their political views, it means that they are going against their own group. And that is an almighty hard thing to do...
  7. With all that is going on with the current administration, most of us are nostalgically looking back to when there was still a classy, intelligent and dignified president in office. I've decided to start this thread for those moments when we all could use something uplifting for a change. Here's a tweet he sent out today that made me feel hopeful.
  8. Ugh. money.cnn.com/2017/04/01/media/bill-oreilly-settlements/index.html
  9. 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.
  10. We have a Spicer thread, but as we're seeing more and more of his replacement, SHS, I've started a separate thread for her. Although, with this latest tweet of hers I'm not sure this thread is going to be a long one, as none of us will know what she's saying if this is a prediction of future communications. covfefe, anyone?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I'm starting this thread because of all the controversy about American history the last couple of weeks and the presidunce's thinly veiled endorsement for fascists, racists and bigots. His tweets about condeming the removal of Confederate statues, claiming it would be doing history a disservice, has only poured oil onto the flames. We've been talking about it in the other threads, but i think this subject deserves a thread of its own. Anyone who has seen the movie, knows the reasoning behind the name of the thread. Today, I found this jaw-dropping article: Ex-Trump Spokeswoman Tells Fox News That Slavery Is ‘Good’ History To think that this piece of work voted for Obama in 2008 just boggles the mind.
  15. I feel like we need this thread. These memes have been giving me life! I'll start with some:
  16. I have been struggling on how to handle recent events with my daughter. She is going into second grade and is extremely sensitive. I don't want to tell her too much, but I know I can't shelter her. School will be starting soon and I think it is extremely likely some parents are raising their children to be racist bigots. I am assuming I am not alone in wondering how to handle raising children in a country headed in a hateful direction. She knows about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. I am planning on looking for age appropriate books that might be helpful. She is too young in my opinion to learn about Nazis and White Supremacists. I am thinking more in the direction of books about minorities. If we read a book about Frederick Douglass, it would allow her to know more than the buffoon about Black history in the United States. Any other ideas? Anyone else struggling with this?
  17. Ok. So, here is the URL to the crowdfunding campaign: https://rootbocks.com/home/projects/unite-right-legal-defense-fund/ Warning: the rhetoric on here is gross, and for the love of the gods, don't read the comments. From reading RootBocks' site, they don't appear to give any fucks about this gross on their services: https://rootbocks.com/community-guidelines/ but it couldn't hurt to contact them: https://rootbocks.com/home/contact-us/ Edit: They have doubled down on the gross on their twitter account, linked below. Contacting them isn't gonna do anything I'm afraid. The more likely path is contacting their payment processors, PayPal and Stripe. (https://rootbocks.com/home/getting-started/) Paypal has specific verbiage in their AUP that racist, hateful bullshit isn't ok: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/acceptableuse-full You can report violations of their AUP here: [email protected] Stripe, I’m less sure about. Their list of prohibited businesses does not include hate sites, but given that they won’t allow porn, it can’t hurt to contact them, especially if we can get enough people contacting them to have them think it might have an impact on their bottom line. https://stripe.com/us/prohibited-businesses / contact info [email protected] However, it appears that Stripe is a business arm of Wells Fargo, so I plan to also contact Wells Fargo and ask them what the actual fuck they are thinking, if I can figure out how the heck to do it, that is. Their site is a bloody maze. Edit: try these: Twitter: Twitter https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=23002858 or tag @Ask_WellsFargo on twitter. Facebook: https://www.messenger.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.messenger.com%2Ft%2F152789358067261%2F%3Fmessaging_source%3Dsource%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink or https://www.facebook.com/wellsfargo Note: this rootbocks site is really slow right now.
  18. God, when will it end? Continued from here:
  19. Anthony Scaramucci has been appointed the new WH Communications Director, so I thought a new thread would be appropriate. Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications: official Scaramucci is quite the controversial character. He's been rejected for a WH office before because of ethical conflicts, but these don't seem to be a problem for this position. Sean Spicer has resigned over his appointment, which apparently wasn't run by Bannon (who reportedly is fuming) and Rancid Penis hates his guts. So, just another day in the office of the WH, as usual.
  20. As I'm sure you all know already, the Republicans are in a never-ending war to make it harder for anyone who isn't a white, Christian Republican to vote. But even though this is public knowledge, it still startles me by how brazen they are about it. I've read three articles today alone about how little the Republicans care about the will of the people. 1. Fox News basically admitted recently that they can't win elections without gerrymandering. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/26/1637882/-Fox-N-ws-admits-to-Republican-gerrymandering 2. State GOP Chair opposes bill making it easier to vote: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/montana-mail-in-ballots_us_58b0549de4b0780bac289c5d?7cfkddpdmdv7k3xr& 3. This article is a voting rights round-up that covers several states: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/24/1636656/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-North-Carolina-Republicans-plot-even-more-new-ways-to-rig-elections
  21. 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.
  22. Continued from here: Someone needs to take the fucking twitter account away. Also, @formergothardite, I’m still not over my Power Rangers obsession. LOL. (And I’m still way more mature than our president.)
  23. 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/