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Preparing for President Trump A 10-point plan for activists, politicians, the press & everyday...

...citizens

Many Americans would not be surprised if on Jan. 20 Vladimir Putin administers the oath of office to Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan youth choir regales the inaugural crowd with a stirring rendition of “Dixie,” the Chamber of Commerce orchestra performs “Hail to the Chief” and the inaugural party is catered by Carl’s Jr. (whose CEO, billionaire Andrew Puzder, a foe of the minimum wage, is Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor). ExxonMobil (whose CEO, Rex Tillerson, is secretary of state-designate) and Goldman Sachs (whose president, Gary Cohn, will be director of Trump’s National Economic Council) could pay for the whole thing.

There’s a Pete Seeger song that begins: “You know it’s darkest before the dawn. And this thought keeps me moving on.” If ever there was a time to heed those words, this is it.

There were some bright spots this election:

* Voters in Arizona, Washington, Colorado and Maine voted to raise the minimum wage.

* South Dakota defeated a ballot measure to lower the minimum wage even though Trump won there.

* Voters in Arizona’s Maricopa County defeated anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio by a landslide 59 percent to 41 percent, aided by the 130,000 new Latino voters who registered to vote in the last year.

* Virginia defeated an anti-union “right-to-work” ballot measure.

* In many battleground districts, voters elected progressive Democrats and/or defeated right-wing Republicans. Josh Gottheimer, for one, defeated seven-term Rep. Scott Garrett — an extremist Republican and a founder of the tea party — in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

* In North Carolina, which went for Trump, Democrat Roy Cooper won the gubernatorial election, beating incumbent Pat McCrory (who now has signed legislation stripping power from the governor’s office before his successor is sworn in.)

*The number of women, black, Asian and Latino officials elected this year reached an all-time high.

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continued here: http://billmoyers.com/story/list-anti-trump-liberals-progressives/

Voter says he was uninformed when he cast his vote for Trump

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WTF. He said "I was uninformed when I voted..." That's on him - in this internet age, no one should be uninformed. Now he has no healthcare. 🙄

Former gubernatorial candidate wants Michelle Obama to return to being a male, live with a gorilla

Former gubernatorial candidate and co-chair of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign Carl Paladino is standing by controversial comments about Michelle Obama made in Buffalo weekly ArtVoice that have sparked outcry on social media.

In a lengthy statement released Friday afternoon, Paladino defended his comments that he would like to see the first lady "return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla."

He said his remarks have "nothing to do with race" and "tough luck if you don't like my answer." His statement slams "2 progressive elitist ingrates" — Barack and Michelle Obama — "who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabrice in so many respects in 8 years."

"Michelle hated America before her husband won," Paladino charged. "She then enjoyed all the attention, the multi -million dollar vacations, the huge staff and other benefits. Then when Hillary lost, she and Barack realized that without Hillary, there was no one to protect the little, if any, legacy he had. That's when Michelle came out and said there is no hope for America. Good, let her leave and go someplace she will be happy."

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Paladino's original comments were published by ArtVoice as part of a package on what Western New Yorkers went out of 2017. The questions were:
1. What would you most like to happen in 2017?
2. What would you like to see go away in 2017?
3. Who would you like to see run for mayor of Buffalo in next year's election?
4. Should the new $50 million Amtrak station be at Central Terminal or Canal Side?

Here are Paladino's responses:
1. Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.

2. Michelle Obama. I'd like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.


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...continued here - http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Former-gubernatorial-candidate-wants-Michelle-10815635.php

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This crap has to end. It's unbelievable that we have these type of ignorant people among us.

My tit for tat - Return Melania back to being a hochee mama.

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http://www.snopes.com/melania-trump-vs-michelle-obama/

The GOP has a fight on its hands

Dear MoveOn member,

The conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., is that come January, Republicans will be able to abolish the Affordable Care Act, torpedoing health insurance coverage for 30 million people and that nobody will make a peep about it.1

On Tuesday, we showed that the conventional wisdom is dead wrong.

On that day, MoveOn members and allies gathered outside of 82 Republican House and Senate offices in 26 states across the country, and thousands more flooded state GOP offices with phone calls.

Our message: "Don't take away our health care." And if you try, you've got a fight on your hands.

The demonstrations, organized in partnership with 45 local and national groups, sparked dozens of media stories and a multitude of social media posts. More importantly, they couldn't be ignored by the Republican Congressional staffers inside the offices. A staffer for West Virginia's Senator Shelley Moore Capito sat down with a group of protesters—and readily told them that she knew that there were protests happening at Capito's other offices around the state.

You may not see it on Fox News—yet!—but the resistance to taking away Americans' health care has begun.

Here are a few snapshots of what it looked like out there on Tuesday:

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This is just the first taste of what the GOP—and any Democrat who dares join them in trying to take away health care that tens of millions of Americans count on—will encounter.

If they repeal the Affordable Care Act, many clinics and hospitals will have to shut their doors.2 Hundreds of thousands of jobs will disappear.3 And tens of millions of people will lose the insurance that they rely on. Until now, Republicans' attempts to repeal Obamacare have just been play-acting, a way to rile up their base. But now, they're shooting with real bullets. And as the rest of the country wakes up to what they're planning to do—hurt real people—a firestorm of opposition is building.

Trump and his Republican friends have said that repealing the Affordable Care Act will be their first priority this January. We can make it their first defeat. By stopping them, we'll slam the door on their plans to slash and privatize Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, public schools, and so many other fundamental services that Americans rely on. And by battling against their atrocious plan, we'll demonstrate to the American people whose side Trump is really on—and what we stand for as progressives.

Happy holidays and thanks for all you do.

–Ben W., Emma, Katharine, Victoria, and the rest of the team

P.S. You can see the entire day of action photos via Facebook here.

GOP Leader ....LOL

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https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/811827445364039680

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is protection from Trump...

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https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/811477889396965376

Fill 'Er Up (the swamp)

https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/811105462720532480

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China on Traitor Trump - He bears no sense of how to lead a superpower...


BEIJING — China on Tuesday returned a U.S. naval drone seized in the South China Sea last week, a peaceful resolution to a military standoff that threatened to inflame maritime tensions ahead of president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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Trump soon weighed-in on the matter, posting a message on Twitter that said: “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act.”

When the Chinese side eventually agreed to return the vessel, Trump weighed in again. “We should tell China that we don’t want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!” he wrote.

Trump’s response to the drone’s seizure deepened Chinese concerns about the president-elect’s Asia policy. Since winning the U.S. presidential election, he surprised Beijing by taking a phone call from Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, a move that broke with decades of diplomatic practice.

His comments on the Taiwan issue and tweets on the drone’s seizure have made him a figure of derision and ridicule in the Communist Party-controlled press.

“Trump is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House in a month,” the Global Times, a Communist party controlled newspaper, wrote in an editorial on Sunday. “He bears no sense of how to lead a superpower.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-returns-seized-us-naval-drone/2016/12/20/4dde17b2-c633-11e6-acda-59924caa2450_story.html?postshare=861482216591609&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.dd21e25580b6

The [incoming] 1st Family...LOL

https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/810970319045459969

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Trump and the 3 Stooges.....You're a mean one Dangerous Don

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