THIS (<—click there) excellent article by Libby Shaw sums up my feelings quite succinctly.
THIS (<—click there) excellent article by Libby Shaw sums up my feelings quite succinctly.
We now have a President Elect whose relationship with Vladimir Putin is becoming more ridiculous by the hour, much less by the day. Why is this not a front page story in every newspaper in the country? Why is this not the lead-in to every news broadcast in the nation? We now have a President Elect who just settled a fraud lawsuit for $25 million for his Trump University scam. We now have a President Elect whose closest advisor is a man who is a white supremacist.
Some call him a white nationalist. What’s the difference? Both imply that the United States should be white and ruled by whites, preferably white men. An article from Breitbart claims that the inventions of the washing machine and the birth control pill were the worst things that ever happened to women because they are so very unhappy about being allowed to follow their dreams and denied an exciting career of housework and being a handmaiden to the man of the house. We now have a President Elect who has said incredibly hideous things about women and boasted about sexually assaulting them. We now have a President Elect who has fomented violence at his rallies and that violence has ratcheted up in the wake of the election. We now have a President Elect who not only condones torture; he says he will use it – in direct violation of the Geneva Convention. We now have a President Elect who has vowed to ban all Muslims from entering the country and cited the Japanese internment camps as a “precedent” for a Muslim registry.
Trump has chosen General Mike Flynn as his National Security Advisor – a position that requires no approval from Congress. Flynn is virulently anti-Muslim and a war monger. He has nominated openly racist Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. We now have a President Elect who is a climate change denier despite the findings of every major climate scientist in the world. His wife worked in this country and an illegal immigrant. She was a prostitute and nude model. What kind of example does she set for other young women/girls in America?
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Her margin of victory is still growing, now to almost 2 million. She is a smart, capable woman with vast experience. Donald Trump didn’t even know that the White House staff doesn’t stay on when a new president is elected. His promise to “drain the swamp” has proven to be just like his promises to enrich those he fleeced with Trump University. He did $175 million worth of damage and paid $25 million, walking away himself with $150 million of his innocent victim’s money.
Donald J. Trump is nothing more than a con man out to enrich himself, and he could care less about the working people of this country. His supporters are the ones who will be hardest hit by his tax breaks for the rich….and he got away with it because they are too stupid to do their homework. The rogues gallery he has assembled and floated for high government positions are all throwbacks to the Bush/Cheney neocon philosophy. They ARE the swamp. AND his followers are the misinformation.
If the Electoral College was included in the Constitution to protect our Republic against elevating a despot or an individual patently unqualified by experience or temperament to the presidency, then this is the time to flex those muscles. Because if not, what is the point of continuing with that institution?
CALL TO ACTION 11/18/16
Yesterday Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sat in on Trump’s first meeting with a foreign dignitary, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (a photo verifies this, although no press were permitted at the meeting). This is a state meeting and they had no security clearance and she is supposed to be running his businesses during his presidential term.
Please call the House Oversight Committee (202-225-5074) to support the call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s financials and apparent conflicts of interest. It takes two minutes, and the woman on the phone said that they are absolutely tallying calls – the more they get, the more likely the Committee is to demand ALL of Trump’s financial information.
She said that there’s not much time left, as they are out of the office next week for Thanksgiving. And after that, they’re going to make a decision.
NOW is your chance to use what’s left of democracy to send a strong message and demand change. Please, do this ASAP. If you get a “mailbox is full” message, call back in a minute or so – that seems to be the default when lines are busy.
That number again is (202-225-5074)
You can also call 202-225-7751 which is Jason Chaffitz number.
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Please read this.
From Shaun King:
“When we protest with anger, which I fully understand, we are called violent rioters.
So, we respond by silently and peacefully taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. We are then called unpatriotic traitors and told to “go back to Africa.”
So, we respond with boycotts, and decide to change where and how we spend the money that we work hard to earn, so that our money and our values line up, and we are then given a whole new line of excuses on why what we are doing is wrong and dangerous and unpatriotic.
HERE IS WHAT I KNOW: You don’t genuinely have a problem with our methods. No matter what method we use, you have a problem. Your problem is with the fact that we are unwilling to take your oppression and xenophobia and racism and bigotry and sexism and greed silently.
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.
We will protest. We will be angry. We will take quietly take knees. AND we will move our dollars out of your companies and put them with people and corporations who actually care about us.”
Word. Truth to Power
Donald Trump won the election fairly and squarely….but not because the majority of Americans wanted him in office. The popular vote proved that. Hillary Clinton received the majority of votes.
Ingrid (age 7), who could teach Donald Trump a thing or two about proper use of the English language, joined the hundreds of thousands of protesters last night, who were protesting the election of Trump to the highest office in the land. Hillary won the popular vote.
The general public does NOT want Trump in office. The sad thing about these election results is that the uneducated rednecks who comprised the majority of Trump votes will suffer most by his presidency. He is in the office to further his own interests and to boost his own failing business ventures by changing critical policy in his own favor.
Obama’s message: Fight for the rights of women and children for your entire career, advocate for multiple worthy causes, help millions through foundations, charities, nonprofits, champion all manner of progressive ideas and projects for more than 30 years, and you can become president.
Trump’s message: Openly mock and demean women, blacks, Islam, immigrants, Jews, integrity, kindness. Scam and con everyone, do not pay your workers, grope females in the crotch and call them fat pigs, and you can become president.
Obama’s message: Survive scandals and political gaffes with grace and temerity to become a successful attorney, First Lady, state senator, Secretary of State, even as you endure vicious criticism and brutal sexism the likes of which would make most humans wither, emerge intact and stronger than anyone could imagine to become an amazing, intelligent inspiration for women and girls, a singular feminist powerhouse full of kindness and grace, skilled beyond measure to lead the country and transform history: You should become president.
Trump’s message: Lose a billion dollars in a year, fail as a scabby salesman of vodka, mattresses, cheap watches, bad steaks, cologne, lurch through six bankruptcies, skip out on millions in taxes, fellate Russian thugs, speak with the skill of a 5-year-old’s vocabulary, deny science and climate change and sustainable energy, promise to destroy the planet, ignore human rights, support violence and conspiracy, and take away the health care of millions of Americans: You might as well be president.
From USA Today: “Extremists celebrated President–elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory at the polls Wednesday, hoping his triumph will “lead to civil war,“ according to a jihadist monitoring group.
“Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump,” said the al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, which is affiliated with the Islamic State, according to the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group.
“Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against America as a result of his reckless actions, which show the overt and hidden hatred against them,” the al- Minbar Jihadi Media network continued.”
Read more HERE.
It’s really a shame that the rednecks voted Trump into office, because his idiotic “policies” will hurt them most, especially financially….Then again, stupid is as stupid does. They shall see. They shall see.
“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
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