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San Francisco State University grad (Psychology).

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Activists Are Gearing Up for a Nationwide Response If Trump Fires Mueller

March for Truth
December 16, 2017


As the nation speculates whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be fired, activists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide response.

We could have a deepening Constitutional crisis on our hands.
Will Donald Trump take action to stop the investigation?

With indictments being handed down, it has been reported that Donald Trump is considering firing the man investigating him and his inner circle, special counsel Robert Mueller.
Various individuals in the President's circle have suggested the investigation should end, and in recent days GOP attacks on Mueller have reached a fever pitch.
If this happens, our immediate response will determine the future of our democracy.

That's why we're partnering with MoveOn.org, Public Citizen, Indivisible and many others to prepare emergency "No One is Above the Law" rallies that will happen directly following the firing should it occur.

There are already events in more than 300 cities organized across the country!


"Rep. Speier: 'Rumor on Hill' is Trump to Fire Mueller Before Christmas"

What's the difference between a conservative and a canoe?

A canoe tips.

A living, breathing gift suggestion for Christmas

Adopt a Pitt Bull for Christmas

The Pitt Bull has become popular with the gang-subculture and others who have exploited this breed by forcing them into dog fighting rings, and breeding and training them to be aggressive.

Today, many people automatically associate the Pitt Bull with crime, gangs, and poverty.

With the explosion of Pitt Bull breeders, thousands of Pitt Bulls are ending up in shelters across the country, topping the list of the most euthanized pet.

The fact is, millions of Pitt Bulls are living peacefully in homes throughout the country.

Diesel, or Bingo, or the young one named Percy,
Deserved to be loved, but shown no mercy.
While families celebrate holiday cheer, I know in my heart that my end is near.
The vet will arrive, the lights will go on,
By the time you awake, we all will be gone.
A stranger will come and take me away,
I'll never wake to see another day.
As I close my eyes I'll shed you a tear,
The fondest of memories I'll always keep near.
The only thing I've ever asked of Santa Claus,
Is to stop all these unfair and ridiculous laws.
You said without me, your life was not full,
So why does it matter that I'm a Pitt Bull?
In my dream Santa shouts when he's finished his deed,

Want some real "Christmas cheer" this year?
Go down to your local animal shelter and save a Pitt Bull's life by adopting one.

Your favorite Christmas album?

Mine is "A John Waters Christmas"
A compilation album of Christmas music selected by cult film director John Waters.


- "Fat Daddy" by Fat Daddy
- "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by Tiny Tim
- "Happy Birthday Jesus" by Little Cindy
- "Santa Don't Pass Me By" by Jimmy Donley
- "Sleigh Ride" by Alvin and the Chipmonks
- "Sleigh Bells, Reindeer and Snow" by Rita Faye Wilson
- "Santa Claus is a Black Man" by AKIM & The Teddy Vann Production Company
- "I Wish You a Merry Christmas" by Big Dee Irwin and Little Eva
- "First Snowfall" by The Coctails

Fight back Against Tax Cuts For the Wealthy and Well-Connected

December 14, 2017


Fight Back Against Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Well-Connected

Send a message to your Members of Congress.

Our tool will call you and patch you through to your representatives.

(Submit pledge)
"I pledge to oppose any effort to cut taxes for the wealthy and well-connected.
Not one penny in tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations."

About NotOnePenny.org

"GOP Tax Cuts Will Trigger Sequestration"

GOP Tax Cuts Will Trigger Sequestration

December 14, 2017
By John Peebles


(Budget) bill recently passed by the Senate and approved by reconciliation will generate sequester cuts under the PAYGO program.

Here is Maya MacGuineas writing for The Hill, as quoted by the "Committee of a Responsible Federal Budget":
"The statutory 'paygo' sequester (as opposed to the Budget Control Act sequester that enforces the discretionary spending limits) requires across the board cuts in non-exempt mandatory spending programs to offset any deficit-increasing legislation that was passed in a given year."

PAYGO requires Congress to administer the cuts as the deficits are incurred.
This means the recently passed budget will trigger cuts in:
..."Medicare, agriculture subsidies, student loans, the Social Services Block Grant, parts of border security and mandatory spending in the Affordable care Act other than exchange subsidies and Mediciad expansion.
So with this tax cut will come a doozy of a sequester."

(later on in the article)

The Republicans have passed this budget knowing full well that sequester will apply to spending they don't like and not applied to spending they like.
It's a classic Trojan Horse - minimize cuts to vital social services in selling the Budget Bill, all the while knowing that the tax cuts will trigger sequestration in future years.

Bottom line is that sequestration wont be leveled across the board but on discretionary items only.
The defense bill I believe is immune as are the budgets of the security apparatus.
These are viewed as fundamental to our security and are thus uncut-able.
Meanwhile, the programs that millions of Americans depend on like Medicare are cut and the money given out in tax breaks.

Read entire article:
Scroll down right side of main page to fourth article:
"GOP tax cuts will trigger sequestration" by John Peebles
Or see Reply # 6 for direct link to article.

"Fight Back Against Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Well-Connected"

Post a line from your favorite comedy of all time

"No one ever called me Max before...Even in kindergarten they called me Bloom."

Tell Mitch McConnell: "NO TAX VOTE BEFORE DOUG JONES IS SEATED" (Petition)

Credo Action
December 13, 2017

Credo Action has a petition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
The petition reads as follows:
"Do not schedule a vote on Trump Tax Scam before Doug Jones is seated"

This petition already has nearly 100,000 signatures --- Their goal is 150,000

Call Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2541
Fax Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2499
(You don't have to be a resident of Kentucky to call or fax McConnell)

(From Social Security Works.org)
"This tax scam would result in 13 million fewer Americans with health insurance, and would trigger $400 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare.
Republicans have already indicated that the Trump tax scam is just the first step in their attack on our earned benefits.
Stopping the tax bill is critical to defending Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in 2018 and beyond."

Social Security Works.org also has a petition to McConnell:
Tell Mitch McConnell; "No Tax Vote Until Doug Jones Is Seated"
I was unable to post a direct link to this petition
If anyone else can find the link to this petition, please post it in a reply, thanks

(From earlier today)

Call Lisa Murkowski: 202-224-6665
Fax Lisa Murkowski 202-224-5301

Note: To those who feel that "MITCH McCONNELL WON'T READ THE PETITION" (so why bother?)
I say, "What harm can it do?"
At least it's "doing something" about the largest planned redistribution of wealth in modern American history, isn't it?

For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News

New York Times
December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, was not on a talking mood on Wednesday as he sped through the corridors of the Capital.
It had been roughly 12 hours since Doug Jones, a Democrat, had won election to the Senate -
- a victory that for McConnell spelled both bad news and good news.

"It was quite an impressive election," Mr. McConnell, of Kentucky, said tersely.
"It was a big turnout, and an unusual day."

The election of Mr. Jones - the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama in 25 years -
- will have significant consequences on the national level, making it more difficult for Republicans to enact their legislative agenda and opening, for the first time, a possible - if narrow - path to a Democratic majority in the Senate in 2018.
For Mr. McConnell, it has very immediate consequences: It reduces his already razor-thin majority in the Senate to 51 from 52 votes.

But it also relieves Mr. McConnell of a huge problem: having to deal with Roy S. Moore, the unpredictable Alabama Republican nominee whose candidacy was tarred by allegations that he molested a 14-year-old girl and made sexual advances toward other teenagers.


Voter Suppression Will Play Crucial Role in Alabama Senate Race

December 10, 2017

Heading into Tuesday's special senate election, the race between Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is still too close to call.
It is conceivable that a few thousand votes will make the difference when all the votes are counted.

In a state like Alabama, that means voter suppression will play a role in the outcome.

After the 2013 "Shelby County v. Holder" decision gutted the Voting Rights Act, states with a history of discriminating against minorities were allowed to pass new election laws without being subject to Department of Justice scrutiny.
Many of them, like Alabama, quickly moved to change voter ID laws.

Then under the pretense of wanting to save up to $300,000, the Republican governor announced the closure of 31 DMV offices.
The real effect, however, was that it became more difficult for minorities to get driver's licenses, i.e. the type of state-issued photo ID required to vote.

It is not the only way the vote in Alabama will be suppressed Tuesday.
The state also closed a significant number of polling stations, meaning that some voters will face longer lines.
It should come as no surprise that research has shown African-Americans face longer lines.
In fact, they are six times more likely than whites to have to wait an hour or more.

Read entire article + links:

Alabama Court Injunction - "Preserve All Ballots"
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