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An astonishing quote from the New York Times:


...and we have already forgotten: Trump is a Russian asset...

"Try to remember, if you can, how astonishing it was on Jan. 6, 2017, when America's intelligence community made public its finding that Russia had intervened in our election to help Trump. Imagine if we knew then [AND COULD REMEMBER NOW] just a fraction of what we know now, like the November 2015 email exchange between Felix Sater, a Trump associate and convicted felon with ties to Russian organized crime, and the Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, recently the subject of an FBI raid. Sater boasted:

"Buddy, our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin's Team to buy in on this."


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-tower-putin-felix-sater.html
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sat Oct 12, 2019, 12:49 PM (14 replies)

Yesterday I showed two kids how to make little houses out of sticks...

Yesterday I showed two kids outside my local laundromat how to make little houses out of sticks and stones. They lunged at the task and asked me endless questions about what it was they were doing. Had no one ever done such things before with these children? Is physical craft and simple acts of community building so foreign to us all now?

Where once we were self-organized via local culture, family building, nearby jobs and civic life, now we seem to be hidden inside cars, lost behind screens and passively consuming corporate products in malls populated by strangers.

Our own ability to cook, teach, entertain and contemplate the universe is taking a back seat to the mass-produced. The personal neighborhood life, where children play outdoors and grandparents watch over them from the porch and provide the occasional moral quip or encouraging hug, is giving way to isolated childhoods buried behind screens.

We have built an infrastructure where highways bypass small towns and rob them of social and economic relevance. And we've rerouted our attentions in the same way. These screens seduce 50% of our attention into ghostlike virtual communities located everywhere and nowhere. The other 50% of our attention goes to ads and corporations far from our home towns. Actual, in-the-flesh-evolution-approved community has become increasingly too difficult as many have lost the art and craft of do-it-yourself living.

The breakdown of society begins with corporations, their new fleet of mind distracting machines and governments which support the rerouting systems in our midst. Trump and the Russians are merely adding salt to the wound.

In the end we serve invisible masters. We are moving our attention, roads, and financial resources up the economic pyramid to corporations and oligarchs, not to a local biome. The gap is as much our own fault as it is those who are rigging the system.

So stop reading this entreaty my friends. Walk outside and do the unthinkable: talk to your neighbor or that bright, but equally lonely coworker in the next cubical. That is where the revolution will begin. We must reroute our spirits while rerouting our roads and wires.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Mon Sep 30, 2019, 11:06 AM (6 replies)

Wake up. Our planet is burning 🥵

The DNC votes NO to debating the most deadly problem of our time? Why? Because it's not about bread and butter issues like the economy?

Then have a debate about LINKING global warming to the economy, like say, the Green New Deal!

Wake up all people in power! (Including the DNC!)

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d5cb8f0e4b05f62fbd7067d
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:45 PM (6 replies)

Trump is promoting actual violence against US Citizens and innocent visitors to our country


We must not remain in this hell.

TIME FOR SERIOUS PROPOSALS AND ACTION

What is the best NEW collective action we can take?
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sun Aug 4, 2019, 01:18 AM (2 replies)

Huffpost: "Labor Puts Candidates On Notice: 'Let's Be Honest About The Democratic Party's Record' "

I've seen quite a few Democrats build labor support into their policies (Warren for one), but hope the rest are listening. When labor wins, we all win.


Labor Puts Candidates On Notice: ‘Let’s Be Honest About The Democratic Party’s Record’

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d43215de4b0ca604e2ed07f

In a closed meeting, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the campaigns that Democrats shouldn’t expect union support if they don’t change their ways.

By Dave Jamieson
08/01/2019

The president of the AFL-CIO labor federation spoke at a closed meeting with representatives from the entire field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates ahead of Wednesday’s debate in Detroit. His message was straightforward: “It’s time to do better.”

Richard Trumka told attendees that while President Donald Trump is enacting bad policies for workers, Democratic leaders need to reckon with their own role in creating an unfair economy. He said “both parties” are to blame for a system that caters to the rich.

“We are caught in a web of century-old labor laws that prioritize unchecked corporate greed over all else,” Trumka said. “We can blame this White House all we want. But this isn’t new.”

Trumka went on, “More often than not, the Republican Party is bad for workers. This president is bad for workers. But let’s be honest about the Democratic Party’s record.”

He singled out the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership as Democrat-backed trade deals that were tilted against the working class.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Aug 1, 2019, 04:13 PM (18 replies)

What Trump is hiding (THE LIST)

I've noticed a number of folks on DU beginning to list Trump's many evil actions which are being covered up, week after week, by his bullying tweets. EVERY JOURNALIST and DEMOCRAT should start committing to memory a list of Trump's malfeasance — and USE IT repeatedly until the 2020 election.

Below is a distillation of what I've been reading. PLEASE IMPROVE AND PUBLISH!



THE TRUMP LIST:

1. Gave tax cuts to his wealthy "friends", ballooned the deficit, and is destroying our economy through a trade war. Positioned us for a major recession.

2. Insulted our allies and praised enemy dictators. Consistently embarrasses us in front of the global community with his complete ignorance of history, geography, and science.

3. He has lied repeatedly to the citizenry, incited violence at his rallies, made blatantly racist statements and explicitly encouraged fascist behavior by the police. He has pitted one half of America against the other half and lowered the quality of life for all.

4. Lifted environmental protections so that corporations can increase their profits. Trashed the planet-saving Kyoto protocols, a deadly distinction shared only with Afghanistan and Sudan.

5. He has put inept cronies in positions of power, and his closest advisors are a handbag designer and a dumbass who inherited his father’s real estate business. Many of his much-touted “best people” are awaiting trial, are already in prison, or have been forced to resign in disgrace due to criminal and/or unethical conduct.

6. He promised a Wall that still hasn’t been built – and which Mexico certainly isn’t paying for. Most Americans do not even want the wall – only his shrinking base.

7. He promised to replace Obamacare with something cheaper and more efficient that would cover “everyone” – and what he eventually delivered was shot down because it was more expensive than Obamacare, and would have meant a loss of coverage for millions.

8. His “university” was shut-down because it was a fraud, and his “charitable foundation” was shuttered because a judge declared it “rife with corruption”.

9. He illegally paid off women to keep them silent about his affairs during his presidential campaign, and stifled many of his rape accusers in the same manner. 8 women have accused Trump of rape. Some are underage (children). Trump has indicated his predatory tendencies in a recorded statement boasting that he grabs women "by the pussy."

10. Refuses to release his tax returns and records of his financial affairs. It is very probable he is covering up major crimes.

11. Trump claims he built his real estate business with a $1 million loan from his father, but legally obtained tax returns have shown that he was given over $400 million, most of which he squandered. US banks caught onto him and stopped giving him loans. He then became embroiled with Russian crime bosses ("oligarchs" ) to feed his greed.

12. The Special Prosector, Robert Mueller cited over ten efforts to cover up his treasonous collusion with Russia.

13. Indulged in money laundering and illegal use of his office as president to make money for himself.

14. He has been torturing children and their parents in Texas as they escape real threats. Called immigrants "rapists" even though they commit fewer crimes that the average US citizen.

15. Promoting the nuclearization of Iran by breaking Obama's multilateral agreement with that country.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:17 PM (16 replies)

THE LIST (a first draft)

I've noticed a number of folks on DU beginning to list Trump's many disgusting actions which are being covered up, week after week, by his juvenile and bullying tweets. EVERY JOURNALIST and DEMOCRATIC LEADER should start committing to memory a list of Trump's malfeasance — and USE IT repeatedly until the 2020 election.

Below is a distillation of what I've been reading. PLEASE IMPROVE AND PUBLISH!



THE TRUMP LIST:

1. Gave tax cuts to his wealthy "friends", ballooned the deficit, and is destroying our economy through a trade war. Positioned us for a major recession.

2. Insulted our allies and praised enemy dictators. Consistently embarrasses us in front of the global community with his complete ignorance of history, geography, and science.

3. He has lied repeatedly to the citizenry, incited violence at his rallies, made blatantly racist statements and explicitly encouraged fascist behavior by the police. He has pitted one half of America against the other half and lowered the quality of life for all.

4. Lifted environmental protections so that corporations can increase their profits. Trashed the planet-saving Kyoto protocols, a deadly distinction shared only with Afghanistan and Sudan.

5. He has put inept cronies in positions of power, and his closest advisors are a handbag designer and a dumbass who inherited his father’s real estate business. Many of his much-touted “best people” are awaiting trial, are already in prison, or have been forced to resign in disgrace due to criminal and/or unethical conduct.

6. He promised a Wall that still hasn’t been built – and which Mexico certainly isn’t paying for. Most Americans do not even want the wall – only his shrinking base.

7. He promised to replace Obamacare with something cheaper and more efficient that would cover “everyone” – and what he eventually delivered was shot down because it was more expensive than Obamacare, and would have meant a loss of coverage for millions.

8. His “university” was shut-down because it was a fraud, and his “charitable foundation” was shuttered because a judge declared it “rife with corruption”.

9. He illegally paid off women to keep them silent about his affairs during his presidential campaign, and stifled many of his rape accusers in the same manner. 8 women have accused Trump of rape. Some are underage (children). Trump has indicated his predatory tendencies in a recorded statement boasting that he grabs women "by the pussy."

10. Refuses to release his tax returns and records of his financial affairs. It is very probable he is covering up major crimes.

11. Trump claims he built his real estate business with a $1 million loan from his father, but legally obtained tax returns have shown that he was given over $400 million, most of which he squandered. US banks caught onto him and stopped giving him loans. He then became embroiled with Russian crime bosses ("oligarchs" ) to feed his greed.

12. The Special Prosector, Robert Mueller cited over ten efforts to cover up his treasonous collusion with Russia.

13. Indulged in money laundering and illegal use of his office as president to make money for himself.

14. He has been torturing children and their parents in Texas as they escape real threats. Called immigrants "rapists" even though they commit fewer crimes that the average US citizen.

15. Promoting the nuclearization of Iran by breaking Obama's multilateral agreement with that country.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:03 PM (1 replies)

"Journalists must not get away with sugar coating this. This is the face of evil."

Democrats, read this article and PUSH BACK.... How? COUNTER RALLY through impeachment. Americans are waiting for LEADERSHIP, not mamby pamby do nothings. (Warren said "impeach!" and her polls have gone up ever since. Think about that).

A Fascist Trump Rally In Greenville

Scholars say the rally — where Trump supporters chanted “Send her back!” about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar — is an escalation in America’s slide toward fascism.

By Christopher Mathias
07/18/2019

Huffpost: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d30529fe4b0419fd328b270

...The Dawsons’ vision of mass deportation didn’t feel like much of a fringe position at Wednesday’s “Keep America Great” rally in Greenville. When the president took the stage, he reupped his call for four Democratic congresswomen of color, all four of whom are American, to “go back” to the countries they came from.

When the president attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — who came to this country as a Somali refugee before becoming a citizen — thousands of people inside the arena broke into a chant of “Send her back!” It was an arresting scene: a predominantly white crowd of thousands, many in red “Make America Great Again” hats, encouraging a receptive president to illegally deport one of his political opponents, who is a black, Muslim American woman.

To scholars of fascism — who have been ringing the alarm bells since Trump began his climb to power in 2015 — the rally in Greenville felt like an escalation. Like the U.S. just made another leap toward outright fascism.

“I am not easily shocked. But we are facing an emergency,” tweeted Jason Stanley, a Yale University philosophy professor and author of the book “How Fascism Works.”

“Journalists must not get away with sugar coating this,” Stanley wrote. “This is the face of evil.”


Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:55 PM (2 replies)

Huffpost: "What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?"

Is this article being fair? I'm beginning to wonder who our leadership is working for. Can anyone tell me if my vision is blurred, or has Pelosi really neglected to address that recent, partially substantiated Trump rape allegation? And did the Democrats really not attempt to fight to get humanitarian assistance attached to that recent immigration expenditure? See Huffpost below.


What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?
House Democrats have lost their moral compass.
By Zach Carter
06/30/2019

Huffpost: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d155cece4b07f6ca57ac4cb

To sum up the week for House Democrats: no oversight of the rape allegation against the president, no protections for abused immigrant children, a hearing on tax cuts for millionaires and a request that Trump officials deregulate big banks.

Democrats did pass a bill trying to guard voting systems from foreign intrusion. But at the moment, it appears the most serious threat to the party’s electoral future is coming from inside the House.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sun Jun 30, 2019, 03:40 PM (17 replies)

HELP ME! I'm drowning in shit. Deep, stinking Trumpian-Republican shit

There's so much shit I can't keep track of it.... Huge turds the size of gas-guzzling SUVs, shit boulders, shit sky scrapers, deep wreaking ponds of shit like the swamps produced by factory farms in Iowa. Shit like the pinched faces of over-worked, under educated, and corrupted, racist American cops. Shit like ICE. Shit like children in cages and parents missing, and hard cold floors. Shit like the obliteration of a working treaty with Iran followed by games of psychic torture by flying a drone into Iranian airspace and threatening to shit on them for defending themselves. Shit like today's 9th accusation of rape. RAPE. Fucking, god damn RAPE!!!

The shit is everywhere and my eyes are tearing up.

Does anyone happen to know if there is an organization keeping track of all the crimes, lies and rapes committed by our President? Is there a website listing all the horrors of legislation (or the lack thereof) by the party that is keeping him shitting before us in broad daylight?

I want to clean things up.

Need a list.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Sat Jun 22, 2019, 02:22 AM (8 replies)
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