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March 23rd 1933: Enabling Act passed

On this day in 1933, the German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which essentially secured Adolf Hitler’s position as dictator of Germany. The law gave Chancellor Hitler legal powers to establish his dictatorship as it gave the Cabinet the power to enact laws independently of the legislature - the Reichstag. Its formal name was ‘Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich’. Hitler had been appointed Chancellor on January 30th and just before the scheduled election, the Reichstag fire occurred. The Nazis used the incident to suggest a Communist revolution was imminent and passed the Reichstag Fire Decree which suspended civil liberties and habeas corpus. The Nazis failed to gain an absolute majority in the Reichstag, so Hitler drafted the Enabling Act to secure his position. The Nazis pressured and threatened representatives of the Reichstag to pass the bill, positioning SA men and Nazi swastikas in and around the building. With the bill’s passing, Hitler’s dictatorship was assured, and thus began a brutal regime which would last until 1945.

“The authority of the Führer has now been wholly established. Votes are no longer taken. The Führer decides. All this is going much faster than we had dared to hope”
- Joseph Goebbels after the passage of the Act

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Remember when the Liberals attacked the NDP for their childcare plan before the 2015 election, calling its roll out too slow?

Yeah. 

If the NDP’s proposed plan was ‘slow‘, the Liberals current plan for this budget is going at a snail’s pace, going directly against their electoral platform.

The very things that the Liberals falsely accused the NDP of, they are doing once in office.

We need to call out hypocrisy and broken promises like this. Politicians in Canada need to be held to a higher standard.

politico.com
Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration
Devin Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal.

Ok. Every time I have to write anything political I have to preface it with I don’t like Trump. He was the lesser of two evils and I am glad he beat Hillary, but I didn’t even vote for him. Ok, I’m covered. 

If you believe for a second that those in the Obama administration didn’t surveil the Trump campaign before and after election night then you are seriously delusional. The simple question is where did the Flynn conversation with the Russian ambassador come from? 

It came from our own intelligence agencies. Strict protocols were not followed and even though it is highly illegal it was leaked. Don’t worry, James Comey and John Brennan will trot up to Capitol Hill and cover everyone’s butt, after all they have skin in the game. They are aligned with various factions and gather intelligence to gain power not to protect our nation or keep its secrets. Oh and by the way, don’t go looking for any smoking guns. Those that spy or leak are partisan hacks that don’t have to be asked or directed. They do and are protected by those that get the information they provide. How else can you explain that almost every congressman knew about Flynn and the Trump Russian dossier and were passing it around to various news outlets? 

Washington stinks to high heaven and infects all that tread there.  

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The organiser of an armed march against the Jewish population in a small town in Montana has insisted the harassment campaign will go ahead.

The Daily Stormer, an American neo-Nazi website, is planning the march in Whitefish, where the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer lives.

It will take place in the second week of January, days before president-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated. (source)

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1.) undocumented immigrants cannot vote, accusing 2 million plus who voted are undocumented immigrants has no basis or truths behind it.

2.) by making this ridiculous claim that will make liberals rebuke it, it then also makes the calls for auditing the vote and recount also appear as ridiculous and make democrats look like sore losers and hypocritical.

This is how Donald won and continues to win, everything he says his opponents are doing, he is doing himself.

I know things are terrible right now but take a look at my cat. She’s fine. She’s content. She doesn’t even know what a President is. All she’s worried about is when I’ll give her breakfast and whether the bed or the sofa is the better sleeping option. No matter what happens all is well in the world of my cat. Even if the world goes to hell, she is happy.

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There are just five days before the election, but your ability to actually vote could be hindered by voter ID laws designed to suppress turnout. Earlier this year, The Washington Post’s Historically Black (@historicallyblack) gathered a panel of experts to answer questions about voting rights. Take a read.

And before you go to the polls, review your state’s voter ID requirements to make sure you won’t be turned away.

Have another question? Nothing is too stupid to ask The Washington Post (@washingtonpost). Their Ask Box is open and active.


Art by Tumblr Creatr @animatedtext

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In case you missed it. FBI director James Comey, when called to testify in a public hearing to the House Intelligence Committee revealed two key pieces of information today. 

 1), the most obvious and expected announcement being that there never was any evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump. Not that anyone *really* needed this confirmed, but he was the last line of defense for the White House to continue on with this entire farce. But I obviously don’t expect him to ever come clean about lying or apologize to President Obama. 

 2) More importantly, Comey also revealed that the FBI has an actual ongoing criminal investigation into Trump/Russia connections. 

Since July.
MONTHS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. 

While Comey was writing letters about Hilary’s emails, the FBI was also investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian hack of the DNC. 

So just to reiterate, because this is new information, there is an ongoing FBI criminal investigation looking into possible links between the Trump Campaign and Russian hacks of the US election and attacking our nations democratic process.

In case you missed it

This Donald Trump/Sprint news is a great example of what I’ve talking about on here regarding “fake news” = propaganda. I’ll explain this step-by-step:

  1. Trump takes the credit for Sprint jobs being brought back to the United States, a deal that was exchanged long before the election AND without Trump’s involvement. Trump even made sure to include his usual fear mongering with the whole ‘evil foreigners took our jobs and I took them back for YOU’ routine.
  2. News outlets report that “President-Elect Donald Trump Brings Back Jobs for Americans!” and “Another Victory for Donald Trump as He Save Our Jobs.” etc… 
  3. Later it was confirmed that Trump has nothing to do with the deal, it was already in place exposing Trump as (surprise surprise) a liar. 
  4. Trump makes a statement disputing the notion that the jobs had already been brought back without his involvement. Telling news reporters that they did it because of him AKA repeating the lie. 
  5. Despite his bullshit being revealed news outlets continue to report that “President-Elect Donald Trump Brings Back Jobs for Americans!” and “Another Victory for Donald Trump as He Save Our Jobs.” etc. etc. This time they knowingly repeat the lies that Trump is feeding them and they uncritically do the same thing to their viewers AKA spreading his propaganda. 
  6. The American public now believes and repeats the lie that Donald Trump saved U.S. jobs/ brought them back with a simple phone call. Success.

Again, this shit is dangerous and should not go unchecked. Call this shit out when you see it and don’t take something as fact just because it is fed to you, especially when it involves Trump and his upcoming administration. We’re going to be seeing a lot of this and it’s important to keep yourself properly informed. 

  • Hillary Supporters Before the Election: Trump supporters will react violently if Trump loses, so keep safe
  • Hillary Supporters After the Election: *riot*
official announcement

ATTN: adoring fans, U.S. citizens, etc.

for the last 8 years, my url has had a significant meaning as party barack was in the house every night. however, now that a new president has finally been elected, party barack will soon no longer be in the white house.

it is with a heavy heart that i announce my url will not be changing to its sequel: andeverybidenjusthaveagoodtime. unfortunately joe biden will not allow that

NOW, for the moment i know you’ve all been waiting for:

i have received several inquiries about what will happen to my url when barack is no longer president. ah ignorant fools, party barack will always be in the house *points to your heart*
that house

thus, my url will not change

sincerely,
The Official Committee on Partybarackisinthehousetonight’s URL Status Post-Obama Presidency™

(verified by The Official Committee on Verifying Important Things™)

I was going to write this post whether Clinton won or not, because even before the election it was clear that Trump was going to clean up among working class whites. Right now, exit polling has Clinton at 53% of those who make $30,000 a year or less, down from Obama’s 63% in 2012. The people who voted for Obama in past years and who voted for Trump this year determined the way the election went. Why did people vote that way? Because they’ve seen no benefits from voting Democratic.

American wages have been in freefall since 2000. This is the greatest drop in income since the Great Depression. Working class white people voted for Bush, realized he couldn’t change stuff, voted for Obama, realized he couldn’t change things, and were going to stay home until they saw somebody speaking to their concerns. They came out heavily for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primaries, but not quite enough to put him over the top against a vast well-oiled party machinery, and they came out for Donald Trump, who at least made mention of the troubles working class people have but who more importantly positioned himself as the anti-Obama anti-Bush candidate. Clinton ran on 4 more years of Obama, without even being as well-liked as Obama. She didn’t even want to campaign on single payer healthcare, feeling too worried that she might alienate the billionaires overwhelmingly backing her. Her opinions on trade agreements seemed contrived, and nobody believed she’d regulate the banking sector in any way. She failed to oppose the cops that kill black people on the street every day, giving her absolutely no appeal for black people as a voting choice except as a perceived defensive measure. No wonder black working class turnout was down so much. Part of the appeal that Trump had to the white working class was based on the media simply giving in and portraying him as he wished to be portrayed, rather than actually challenging his ostensible pro-working class credentials. A significant part of it was racism, certainly. But it wasn’t racism that put him over the top, it was his ability to convince people that he might change their desperate circumstances. He can’t, of course. Wages will continue to decline during his time in office because his party is wedded to those economic policies that cause wages to decline. There will be a crackup, and we can take advantage of that by stridently opposing him from day 1. We should recognize though that we’re fighting to defend the working class, not to blame it.