BUCKLE UP!

As I approach the end years of my life, I am awestruck, dumbfounded by the events taking off around me in the world. I have always been accused of being about 5 years ahead of everyone else and these days are no exception. I need to be careful because I know I sound crazy when muttering to myself, “Russians! Money Laundering! Nazis in the White House!  OH MY GOD! HOLY CRAP!”

Breaking news Tuesday, March 13, 2018: President Trump fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, this morning via a Tweet. Broadsided and deeply emotional, Tillerson delivered a warning to protect and defend the Constitution.

Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin of Russia continues to launch chemical / biological attacks in the United Kingdom. After a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with Novichock, a known Cold War nerve toxin developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970’s,

#MSDStrong & Common Sense Gun Reform

America Rising Blue: Spokane Strong, Common Sense Gun Laws

America Rising Blue: Spokane Strong, Common Sense Gun Laws

At what point in history will our morals, ethics, standards be so violated that our national political views are galvanized to preserve America, democracy & freedom? When do #BLUEstates talk #secession from #REDstates? #VetsRESIST #Spokane #MSDstrong #FBRParty #CommonSenseGunLaws

The National Rifle Association #NRA spreads $$ around to all sorts of civilian groups including Future Farmers of America #FFA. I fear the #BoyScouts too? “Whoever controls the search engines controls how history is written.” #SpokaneStrong #VetsRESIST #MSDStrong #FBRparty #RT


 “Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children from gun violence.

By uniting people of all beliefs and backgrounds who value the protection of children to take meaningful actions in their homes and communities, we will prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life. “


Every day 314 people are shot. Of these shootings, 41 are children 18 and under.  In the US each year, 114,644 people are shot. About 14,783 are ages 18 or younger.


America Rising Blue: Spokane Strong, Common Sense Gun Laws

NoNRAMoney.org

David Hogg, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Senior, broadcast journalist, President of the United States of America (elected 2060).

Hogg & his 3000 + classmates, teachers & school staff survived an active shooter on the afternoon of February 14, Valentine’s Day, 2018, in Parkland FL.

NRA Propaganda after Mass Shootings

Hello Kitty Pink AR-15 is the perfect accessory for loyal little NRA girls.

In December 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident (which claimed the lives of 20 kindergartners / first-graders & six adults), National Rifle Association spokesman, Wayne La Pierre,  offered thoughts & prayers to the victims of this “needless” tragedy. Following is a paraphrased account of the NRA Talking Points.

1 – It is far too soon to talk about politics. As usual, anti-2nd Amendment pundits, mainstream media, Fake News, Legacy Media are always quick to take advantage of a ratings bonanza.

2 – The system should have flagged the Monster before he could purchase 10 weapons. Everyone knew he was disturbed. The system failed to keep schools safe. The system is broken.

3 – We don’t  love & protect our schools like we do airports, jewelry stores & Hollywood galas. Shame on us for letting schools become soft targets.

4 – Teachers & coaches love their students. They will gladly give their lives for the children. At Sandy Hook, the heroic principal flung herself onto the gunman, using her body as a shield. Shame on us for leaving her & all the children defenseless.

5 – If the Sandy Hook principal was armed the outcome would have been much different. MAYBE SHE COULD HAVE STOPPED the Monster & saved the children’s lives? 

6 – The average school shooting takes approximately 3 minutes. First responders, SWAT are at least 8 minutes away. Shame on us for taking too long to help dying children.

7 – All it takes is a good guy with a gun against a bad guy with a gun.

8 – Teachers who are retired military, police are the perfect candidates for conceal carry.in the classrooms.

9 – A lot of Teachers will want to join the program. Teachers can earn a bit of a bonus. Even though they’ll want to conceal carry for free “For practically free, we can harden up security at our schools.” said President Donald Trump

10 – Gun-Free Zones are open invitations to freely come on in because 1 ) the bad guys are cowardly Monsters” 2) they won’t know who is armed & who isn’t so of course they’ll move along. We must immediately eliminate the deadly, dangerous Gun-Free Zone policies at all schools, public buildings, monuments, public gatherings nation wide.

11 – The NRA has offered the services of 5 million patriotic Americans to solve the terrible tragedies of school shootings.

12 – The leftist Democrats only want to obstruct common sense gun laws. Liberals, the Legacy Media, Fake News only exploit the pain & suffering of grieving white mothers for ratings.

13 – The NRA is insulted & offended by these attacks upon our God-given 2nd Amendment Rights

14 – WE WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE IN THEIR SCHOOLS..

MOLON LABI
COME & GET ‘EM

 

 

Taking Back Congress: 2018 & beyond

RESIST Trumpism meme / AmericaRisingBLUE.com America Rising BLUE dezinformatsiya.net

‘ indifference to claims of abuse infuriated Republicans, already confronting a surge of activism from women driven to protest, raise money & run for office because of their fervent opposition to .” “This is coming, this is real,” said .

#DemocraticMemo #DemMemo #democracyunderthreat #DemocratMemo #Democracy #ProtectRosenstein #ProtectMueller #MuellerInvestigation #MuellerTime The United States of America is under attack & the #GOP is complicit. We are at war & #potus45 #Tillerson are DOING NOTHING. #Election2018

Russian push on hides real issue: could not get SECURITY CLEARANCE to work w/ CLASSIFIED HIGHLY Confidential govt intell because his background put him at risk of BLACKMAIL by America’s enemies.

Nunes Memo is a dud

Source: Politico.com

“It’s been a rough week for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the California Republican at the center of a Washington firestorm after crafting a memo alleging bias and misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice.

But for Andrew Janz, the congressman’s Democratic opponent, things have never been better.

Janz, a previously little-known Fresno prosecutor, reports he’s been deluged by donations and media attention. Last week, the congressman’s hometown paper, the Fresno Bee, headlined a scathing editorial under the headline, “Rep. Devin Nunes, Trump’s stooge, attacks FBI.” Even late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel piled on this week, sniping that “to call Devin Nunes Donald Trump’s lapdog would be an insult to dogs. And to laps.”

In recent days, Twitter has been abuzz with calls from Democrats across the nation to donate to Janz’s campaign.

“We’re looking really good, thanks to him,’’ Janz told POLITICO, just hours after the memo’s Friday release. “I think we took in $100,000 between today and yesterday.”

Source: Politico.com


#MuellerInvestigation #MuellerTime #Mueller #ProtectMueller #ProtectMuellerNow #NunesMemo #NunesMustResign #NunesMustGo #GOPMemo #GOPComplicitTreason #GOPCorruption #GOPC #GOPTrainWreck #GOPTraitors #Maralago #RussianWitchHunt #VetsRESIST #VetsForKaepernick #TheResistanceVOTES

Putin thanks #realDonaldTrump @DevinNunes @MikeTurnerOH #Ohio_10 @RepBradWenstrup #Ohio_02 the #GOP @Jim_Jordan #RepTedPoe @HouseGOP @SenateGOP #HouseGOP #SenateGOP for “sowing discord, mistrust in your democratic institutions.” #dezinformatsiya #VetsRESIST #TheResistanceVOTES

@Comey @FBI @NewYorkFBI @FBIBoston @FBILosAngeles @FBIWFO @FBIMostWanted @FBIOmaha @FBINewOrleans @FBIOklahomaCity @FBISanFrancisco @FBISeattle @FBISacramento @FBITampa @FBIKansasCity @FBICincinnati @FBIPhoenix @FBIPhiladelphia #VetsRESIST #TheResistanceVOTES #NunesFakeMemo #FBR

Is Trump Killing Democracy?

“Trump hasn’t staged a coup, and so far our institutions are holding up. But he’s doing more damage every day.”

By Heather Digby Parton | Salon | January 30, 2018

“There seems to be a consensus that over the course of the last few months Trump has shown an alarming propensity to abuse his power, but it’s still unclear whether there is a clear case that he broke the law. If it can be proven that he has abused his power or broken the law, the one remedy everyone can agree upon — as with any president — is impeachment.

Because the Republican majority in Congress is acting as Trump’s accomplices rather than a co-equal branch of government with oversight responsibility and an obligation to defend the Constitution, however, impeachment is highly unlikely. The GOP caucus in both houses is barely keeping up the pretense of investigating Russian interference in the election, and one group of powerful members is trying to create an alternative scandal, accusing top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice of conspiring to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign and destroy the Trump administration.  Trump himself has been pushing this operation, telling Chief of Staff John Kelly and supposedly recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions to aid in the effort.

The FBI is under assault by a rogue group of powerful lawmakers and the power of the president of the United States. These elected officials are deeply authoritarian by instinct, ideology and temperament. They are clearly using their authority to undermine the rule of law and democratic norms and practices, not uphold them.

This president and his henchmen could create an authoritarian regime within the rough boundaries of the Constitution and the imprimatur of democratic legitimacy. It would hardly be unprecedented. It’s the way it happens in the modern world. Political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have written a new book, How Democracies Die,” which surveys how democratic nations can slide into authoritarianism when they lose their willingness to live by two specific norms: mutual toleration and forbearance.”

The first is the belief that the opposition is operating in good faith and with a common love of country. The other is the forbearance not to push the boundaries of power, something that all the players in our system have more of than the law can possibly constrain on its own. 

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Source: AlterNet.org

Is our Democracy in danger? Yes.

“To deny we are in the Epic Battle for the Soul of America is to aid & assist the enemy eager to take us down.”

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave the most important speech I’ve heard in my lifetime. At 66, I’ve lived through the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, the Iraq War but I have never witnessed such clear & present danger to America as I see now in the intent & actions of this president’s administration.

Just as Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream”  speech is not political rhetoric, Senator Flake did not deliver a partisan political speech. We are sure to hear defensive Trumpsters amplifying White House talking points on social media & altRIGHT “news” sites like Breitbart News, InfoWars, Stone Cold Truth et.al.  But, whatever Trump & his people say about Jeff Flake & his motivations, no one can argue with the empirical evidence & the conclusions he so carefully presented.

It’s not as if he’s the lone voice, the disgruntled politician who can’t win an election crying out for attention. Some of the wisest, most respected human beings on Earth are expressing the same concerns. Indeed, Pope Francis has dedicated his May 2018 forum to understanding the scourge of Fake News & it’s effect on free elections around the world.

“How Democracies Die” by Daniel Ziblatt & Steven Levitsky:

A bracing, revelatory look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world—and a road map for rescuing our own.  Donald Trump’s presidency has raised questions that many of us never thought we’d be asking:  Is our democracy in danger?

Yes. Democracies around the globe are in danger of authoritarian takeover. Worse, Trump has slammed the door shut on fledgeling democracies who once looked to America as a role model.

“The United States used to be a beacon of light, hope & wisdom. We stood tallest among our brethren because we are fortunate to have a people resolute & strong, a homeland rich in resource & treasure & a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Steve Bannon spills the beans

Donald J Trump’s response to Steve Bannon’s book:

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.”

Steve Bannon. Breitbart News, former Senior White House Advisor to President Trump.
Steve Bannon. Breitbart News, former Senior White House Advisor to President Trump.

Christmas Eve 2017: Trump Attacks CNN

MERRY CHRISTMAS #TheRESISTANCE! 2018: We know who the enemy is & what we need to do. #RESIST! #MAGA #TrumpTrain Stronger Together! #TheResistanceVOTES #TheResistanceRemembers #DemForce #SundayMorning #SundayFunday #FBResist #FollowBackResistance #FBRParty #FBR #LockThemAllUp

Merry Christmas! don’t mind losing Grammie’s healthcare. Tiny Tim doesn’t need a crutch – he can use a stick. Just so long as The is happy, well nourished & rested in their modest home .

Merry Christmas from , an American Territory on an island in the Sea since 1898. In 2009, Puerto Rico paid $3.742 billion into the US Treasury.

#TrumpTraitor #TrumpRussia #TrumpTaxCuts #IvankaTrump #DonaldTrump #potus45 #SundayMorning #sundaymotivation #SundayFunday #Sunday #Christmas2017 #ChristmasEve #Christmas #Hannukah #HappyHolidays2017 #DemForce #ResistanceUnited #Resistmas #VetsResistSupportSquadron #FBR RESIST!

Trump’s decision to end Affordable Care Act affecting @ 6 million Americans risks harming who helped him win . Nearly 70% from healthcare cost-sharing live in Red .

The Daily Stormer’s Style Guide

A leaked style guide reveals they’re Nazis about grammar (and Jews, Fems, Fags, etc).

“In September 2017, Vox Day, a Gamergate holdover who has assumed the position of racist alt-right figurehead, published a handful of brief excerpts from what he described as the “Andrew Anglin” style guide. For the blissfully unaware, Anglin is a neo-Nazi troll and propagandist who runs The Daily Stormer, one of the more prominent sites of the white supremacist web. The passages selected by Vox Day in his blog post suggested that Anglin is persnickety about detail and presentation ― except on the subject of the Jews, who are to be blamed “for everything.”

HuffPost has acquired the 17-page document in its entirety, as well as transcripts from an IRC channel where the document was shared in an effort to recruit new writers. It’s more than a style guide for writing internet-friendly neo-Nazi prose; it’s a playbook for the alt-right.

The style guide, according to Vox Day, was a set of directives for whoever might be writing under Anglin’s name, the idea being that Anglin’s army of ghostwriters need to maintain some sense of consistent style. But the guide appears to be for all of the site’s writers, many of whom write under their own names (or at least their own pseudonyms).

Last Friday, in an IRC channel, Andrew Auernheimer, a white supremacist hacker and Daily Stormer system administrator also known as Weev, began explaining to a group of people how one might start writing for The Daily Stormer:

okay basically, it works like this, you can write articles, if we dont like them you can put them on your own blog or whatever, if we accept them for publication we will pay you $14.88

“Fourteen,” of course, alludes to the 14 words in the old David Lane slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The double eights refer to the eighth letter of the alphabet (“HH” or “Heil Hitler”). The number 1488 is a common shibboleth among white supremacists. We’re sure they find this extremely clever.

When one person asked if the site had any paid positions open, Weev dropped in a link and wrote, “theres style guide read the site for a couple weeks, get a hang of the style and editorial tone [sic]” followed immediately by “learn the style guide.”

Like any such guide, this one contains plenty of discussion about the more mundane aspects of blog hygiene — grammar, formatting, quirks of house style. “‘Muslim’ should be spelled ‘Moslem,’” it notes at one point.