This Is a Dark Hour for America

The question is: What are we — the vast majority of Americans — going to do about this? 

By Robert Reich, The Baltimore Sun
05 July 18

Seven suggestions:

First and most importantly, do not give up. That’s what they would like us to do. Then they’d have no opposition at all. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Please do not succumb to it.

Second, in the short term, contact your senators and urge them to oppose Mr. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

If your state has a Republican senator, you might mobilize and organize your friends and neighbors to do whatever they can to get that senator to reject Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Or, at the least, postpone consideration of that nominee until after the midterm elections, so there’s a chance to change the composition of the Senate.

Third, make a ruckus. Demonstrate. Engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. Fight lies with truth. Join the resistance.

Many grassroots organizations are doing great work, and could use your help. Among them are: @IndivisibleTeam, @swingleft, @UpRiseDotOrg, @MoveOn. @Sister_District, and @flippable_org. I’m sure I’ve left out many others. Check with your friends, and check online.

Fourth, don’t engage in divisive incrimination over “who lost” the 2016 election. There’s no point in Hillary Clinton loyalists, Bernie Sanders supporters, Jill Stein voters, and others turning on one another and blaming each other for the outcome. We must be united.

Fifth, vote this Nov. 6 for people who will stand up to the Trump Republicans’ rampage. Mobilize and organize others to do so, too. If you live in a blue state, contact friends and relatives in red states and urge them to do the same.

Sixth, help lay the groundwork for the 2020 presidential election so that even if Trump survives Robert Mueller’s investigation and a possible impeachment proceeding, he will not be re-elected.

Finally, bear in mind that this fight will be long and hard. It will require our patience, our courage and our resolve. Yet the stakes could not be higher. We’re talking about the future of our democracy, and the well-being of our children and our children’s children.


Source: Baltimore Sun 07/05/18 republished ReaderSupportedNews.org

Constitutional crisis, martial law, civil war?

Open letter to my older brother:

Dear Stan – since we haven’t spoken since the 2016 election, it was interesting talking with you last night.  Our conversation was awkward & stilted after you praised President Trump & lambasted the Democrats in the same sentence. You know darn well I’m the only Democrat in the family so I’m not sure what you were seeking to accomplish by demonizing “people like me”.

To be honest, I was shocked you were spewing FOX News, Breitbart, Russian talking points. “Trump, GOP good. Obama, Hillary, DNC evil.” Did you notice this was the first time in my life I didn’t rise to the bait? I literally changed the subject to the weather, the grandkids, chatty news.  And I kept it short & sweet so that neither of us could say something that would permanently separate us.

Let me use these metaphors:

1850’s – I just learned my brother is an enthusiastic slave owner.

1930″s – my brother voted for, endorses, condones, approves, admires Hitler’s government.

I’m not being hyperbolic or dramatic. The Trump regime did conspire with Putin during the elections. Russia is still influencing our politics, spreading dezinformatsiya “disinformation” in order to destabilize our democracy with the active aid & assistance of the President of the United States.

Stranger & stranger; Better & better



“Trump family has produced over three generations of remarkable capitalists, with the dynasty’s patriarch (Frederick Trump) making a fortune off bars and hotels (brothels) during the klondike gold rush. Then, fearing a crackdown on booze and prostitution, Grandpa Trump decided to cash out and return to Germany. Unfortunately, the fatherland would reject him due to allegations that he evaded both taxes and military service.

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BEWARE: GOP “Tax Reform” really massive tax cuts for the wealthiest among us. Taking pennies from the poor to give to  the rich is not Christ-like – no matter what ya’ll #ContCons Contemporary Conservatives say.

https://www.alternet.org/economy/op-tax-and-budget-plans-will-destroy-finances-average-americans-whose-families-have-sick-or


Paris Dennard on CNN defends President Trump bashing United States Intelligence Agencies on Asian trip APEC 2017. DISASTER for America. Trump confirms he willingly colluded with Putin & he continues to collude with anyone he wants SO THERE!  IMPEACH!

Former Directors CIA FBI Clapper& Brennan “Putin is playing Trump [for a fool].” Trump starts explaining the “heavy sanctions” against Russia. MY GOD GOP if this isn’t grounds for IMPEACHMENT WHAT IS?

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Have no doubt FOX TV is owned, operated by altRIGHT shills for Trump. Thanks Rachel Maddow.



This is disturbing to say the least.

http://thememoryhole2.org/blog/doe-v-trump 


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Thank You #Obama
BEST PRESIDENT in my 66 yrs.
#RESIST
#FBR

Secretary of State, Senator & Hillary Clinton is a PRIVATE CITIZEN. YOU CAN NOT HARASS DEMEAN INSULT PRIVATE CITIZENS. READ POLICY. REPORT! WE DO NOT TOLERATE THIS ANY LONGER. .


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Alabama Senate Race

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Indeed Sir, your comments are rude & disgraceful to a former #FLOTUS & United States Secretary of State. Mrs Clinton is a private citizen now. It’s against @Twitter policy to target & harass a PRIVATE CITIZEN. #Election2016 is OVER #SillySillyCocoPuffs #FBR

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empathic energy forces bombarding …
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Also living in legal rec state
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Are you writing the book “Trump Tells Treason”?
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