Donate to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Lots of things are messed up in this country right now, and there seems to be a lot of division, but now is a time to come together and help people in need. The people of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas need help as they are being hit with historic, catastrophic flooding. It is already bad, but the worst is yet to come as the rain is forecast to continue into next week. Put everything else aside right now, and donate to the Red Cross to help our fellow Americans in need. Don’t wait. They need help. Now. Do it now.

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Trump’s Continued Incompetency is Getting MORE Dangerous

This stuff isn’t going away. Trump is deteriorating our international relations, instigating wars and stresses between nations, provoking and condoning violence within our own country, and continuously ignoring common sense politics that have driven this country for close to 250 years.

Now, we have to worry about nuclear war with North Korea. North Korea is run by a horrible little man that has no ethics (like Trump), but provoking him with undiplomatic drivel normally used in a middle school playground is unnecessary and dangerous. Nuclear war is not a way to show power. It is a way to show either desperation (North Korea) or ineptitude (Trump). Nuclear war would kill millions of innocent people. It is only an answer for animals.

We now have to worry about nazis in our own country. Last night’s post emphasized the terrorism that exists within our borders. This segment of society hasn’t been so vocal and brazen in a hundred years. Why are we going backwards?

We now have to worry about critical damage to the sciences. Trump has no education about basic science. He believes the human heart only has a finite number of beats in a lifetime, so exercise is bad. utter nonsense. He is defunding climate science despite the fact that those repercussions are being felt right now, and they will only get worse at a rapid pace. Trump wants science dead despite the fact that science is the only reason he is alive right now.

We have to worry about deteriorating economy. Trump is wrong on almost every economic front. His “America first” mentality is not the way to grow economy. His plan to kick out 2-3 million immigrants does not grow economy. His plan to replace and repeal the ACA will not grow economy. His plan to hinder renewable energy development (aka: science) will not grow the economy. Any one of these things might be fine, but all of them together are a recipe for economic disaster for Americans.

We have to worry about having a liar and a manipulator as our president. This guy is a horrible human being. He advocates sexual assault. He lies constantly despite recorded evidence that he is lying. He promotes and provokes violence, white supremacy, and racism. He uses the office of President as a way to leverage his own businesses. He is too stupid to realize when he is being manipulated. This joker has the nuclear codes. This moron can pardon anyone. This trash can destroy the United States of American. Literally.

Resist.

What is the Alt-Right? This is It.

Watch this video. It is 22 minutes of truth about what we are dealing with in this country. There are parts of our country that are disgusting, despicable. Deplorable. These people claiming to “protect history” are the worst of the worst. We can call them Nazis, white supremacists, alt-right, Mitch McConnell, or Donald Trump, but they are all on the wrong side of history.

I cancelled my membership to the ACLU this week due to their support of free speech at all costs. That is wrong. Somebody died over this version of free speech protected by the ACLU. If free speech is inciting violence against other – any others – it is wrong. This should be self-evident, but apparently too many people in this country can’t think for themselves. Of course, those people are a small minority. They are literally terrorists. But it’s still too many people. Free speech is a right, but there are obvious boundaries. For all the good they do, the ACLU does not know those boundaries. This trash must be marginalized.

Resist.

Four Weeks of Trump Incompetence

Our president is completely incompetent to lead this country. There is so much evidence of this, but this short CNN video reminds you of only the last four weeks of chaos caused by the orange moron in blunt starkness.

Keep reminding yourself of this fact. Don’t let it become normal. This isn’t normal.

To see the 2 minute 43 second video, click here.

Link : After the president’s tweet, I must withdraw my support for everything but his agenda

This opinion piece by Alexandra Petri really nails the contrast between what the Republicans say and what they do. Now that we live in a country run by a misogynistic, racist, uneducated liar, it is important for all of Congress to speak out against the president’s crack-pot, late-night sober tweets. But Republicans are not doing that. Instead they are supporting version 3.0 of the Muslim Ban, version 2.5 of the so-called “health care” act, and any other legislation eliminating any semblance of scientific research or environmentalism. You don’t need to be a tree-hugger to support science and environmentalism. You just have to be a common-sense human. Apparently, Republicans do not possess either of those traits.

Take notice of the actual actions politicians take to the president’s rants and offenses. Actions matter. Words do not. If you don’t hold them accountable, this ignorant hatred will be normalized, and it will define our country for a long time.

Link: Last Week Tonight on Vaccines

This video by Last Week Tonight hits the problems with anti-vaxxers so many times, I don’t have a “best” line to share here. Vaccines save lives.

If you don’t vaccinate your child, you are contributing to the problem, and you are endangering the life of your child as well as many, many others. The rise of vaccines in the 50’s, 60s, and 70s have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of children worldwide, at least. That can be tracked and proven using data over those decades and the decades since. But there is not one single case of autism that has ever been proven to be caused by vaccines. Not one. Zero.

The thing I like about this particular video is how the statements being made can be applied to so many other psuedoscientific areas. Please watch this vide, even if you don’t have children or any concern for vaccines.

Trump’s Lies

It is well past the time that Trump’s Lies get much more coverage. We are already getting desensitized to the inhumane actions of the Republican party as they are reinforced by a jackass president. The fourth, fifth, or sixth version of the Obamacare killer is yet another example of their disconnection with the general public. But Trump drives it all. Sure, there is fake news, but Trump is a downright liar like the United States has never seen before. He contradicts himself constantly. He lies to make his own life easier. If you choose to be blind to this fact, you are part of the problem.

Take a look at all of Trump’s Lies, as reported by one of the most well-respected news organizations in the country. The New York Times is not fake news. If you think it is, you are a conspiracy theorist, and probably nothing can save you. Click here to read all of them..

Here is an excerpt:

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

It’s Time for Impeachment

Trump has consistently shown himself to be incompetent and potentially unstable. However, he has also shown himself to be a complete liar and obstructing the justice proceedings during the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. James Comey’s testimony on Thursday confirmed suspicions many people already had. It’s time for impeachment proceeding to begin. Sign the petition at Moveon.org.

Five Calls (aka 5calls.org)

I ran across a website a couple of weeks ago called 5Calls.org. This is a very useful website if you are trying to contact the appropriate parties for a political issue that concerns you. For me, that’s almost everything, these days. Choose your topic, and you will be presented a phone number and a script. Follow the script or don’t, but I think the scripts are pretty on-point. Tell 5Calls.org what happened (e.g. unavailable, left message, made contact, or skip). Move on the the next point of contact.

Obviously, the idea is that you make five calls per day about the issues that concern you. This website makes it super easy. Even if you don’t do it every day, try one per week. It takes less than 10 minutes for five calls. Super simple. Don’t be shy. If you can’t spare 10 minutes per week to tell your representatives what you would like them to do, maybe you need to rethink being part of a democracy.

Do it. Resist.

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