Those who study authoritarian regimes suggest keeping a list of abnormal events after a demagogue is elected, as a way to remind yourself that this isn’t normal and to keep from being overwhelmed into acceptance by the onslaught of attacks on our rights. Here is a list below. We are 4 days in. As the author says, “when you see all of this in one list, it is easy to get overwhelmed, at first– it is also easy to see a pattern and to finally, finally recognize that none of this is normal, nor is it ok.” * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy. * On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen. * On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations. * On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics. * On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition. * On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press. * On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.” * On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news. * On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back. * On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option. * On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China. * On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote. * On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in. * On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote. * On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is of the 2009 inauguration of 44th President Barack Obama, and is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history. * On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts. * On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House. * On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote. * On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.” * On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways. * On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources. (from a friend) Please share… If you want more people to actually read it, copy and paste. I still can’t believe what is on this list. Thank you for reading… It is long, but important.
To the Sanders fans pissed about
Bernie endorsing Hillary
You do realize why he is doing this right?
He’s consistently said again and again after the primaries that his #1 goal is to: STOP DONALD TRUMP FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT.
So, with that goal in mind, it would be an absolute fuckton of a disaster if Bernie were to run third-party or begged his supporters to vote for him write-in, you know why? Because it would split the Democratic vote up in half. And because of that this would give them way less votes in order to beat Trump, and because of that Trump would lead in national votes in most states, and thus lead in the electoral vote, making him president.
Don’t believe me? Look at the 1912, 1968 and 2000 elections and tell me I’m wrong.
Bernie knows this too, that’s why he’s urging his supporters to vote for Hillary. He wants the Democrats united so Trump will be defeated.
He’s not “selling out”, he’s doing this so no supporter of his will either vote Trump or abstain from voting, and to make sure America continues progress. Progress that, unfortunately will be thwarted or reversed with Trump as president.
The political revolution fails if Trump is elected.
Latino students win battle to wear Dump Trump tees to school
16-year-old Angelina Alvarez has heard the message loud and clear from Donald Trump: Mexicans are rapists and criminals; illegal immigrants should go home; infectious diseases are pouring across the border from Mexico.
After the anti-Trump protests last week in Costa Mesa, California, where one of Angelina’s 13-year-old friends was choked and punched, she had enough and half a dozen of her friends wore Dump Trump shirts to school on Friday to make their feelings known.
I know the whole “Q has depression as a result of spending his entire life feeling different and hopeless and not knowing why” thing was because he was secretly a magician but BOY if that isn’t a metaphor for growing up as an undiagnosed autistic IDK what is like seriously
no seriously this show is literally what happens when an autistic persons SI becomes the key to saving the world
But Trump's so funny!! He tells it like it is and he'd be hilarious as president!
But both parties are the same! voting for one candidate is the same as voting for both, ugh
He literally raped his own wife, raped a 13 year old girl, said that laziness is a natural trait in black people, LITERALLY threatened to cause an economic crisis, PRIDES himself for having NO experience in actual governing or politics, is supported by neo-Nazis and the KKK when he doesn't care about it, doesn't care about you or your poor ass because he thinks you're disposable for his own megalomaniac purposes of gaining power like a dictator, and basically wants to legitimize white supremacy in the White House. If you think that he's hilarious or on the same level as any other candidate (hint: he's a fucking billion times worse) you need to seriously re-think those opinions before you fucking vote because i'm not accepting jokes OR lame voter apathy.
“mythical beast a question is like a dresser from ikea, it sits in the warehouse in sixteen different boxes waiting patiently for you to write down its name and serial number, blerghberd 8975, and bring it to us via social media. then we dump all its question parts out on the floor and start turning screws and hammering pegs with no regard for the instructions. two hours later, where’s that little piece that we need for the question dresser?! we search everywhere we yell at the dog for no reason, we curse ikea, and then in a fit of rage and defeat we break the end of a wooden spoon and wedge it in there and it works! we have your dresser and you have your answer.” | GMM #865 [x]
I wish black Twitter or black social media period, would dump on misogynistic black men who
spend their entire day bashing black women, like they do racists on
social media. Why do you all protect them so much? All kin folk ain’t my skin folk especially at the sake of my abuse and harm. Black women have to deal with both groups. However when it comes
to misogynoir we’re told “Shhh, just ignore it, they’re just a few
fuckboys on social media”. According to that logic racists are a few
fuckboys on social media too should I ignore them and appreciate the
white and non-black people who fuck with black people or marry black?
Because that’s how most of you sound.
This kinship code yall force on
black women is ABUSIVE. And some black people have the nerve to get mad
when we go off on them. Yall don’t care about black women, you only care
about what black women can do for you and it’s getting tired and played
out. Stop telling me to ignore shit for the sake of solidarity. No I
will not, and I will make sure I spread the message to other black women
too. Don’t abuse and use us. I am a woman who’s black, my burden has two sad stories. I’m not suppose to just focus on racism, I will focus on sexism, colorism, misogynoir, and patriarchy as well.
That’s why I don’t participate in things
like Blackout and what not because I can’t stop thinking about the lack
of care and concern for black women and girls. The only time we come
together is when we need to prove something to white society, or toot
our horns in front of white America. I don’t want your superficial rendition of pro-black unity, I want to see legit concern and
protection for “ALL” black women and girls, not just the one’s who make us look good, glittery and sparkly on the outside.
But as long as I keep seeing this baracade of misogynoir on social
media in supposedly pro-black spaces with no one holding these idiots
accountable I’ll continue to put my hand up in the faces of so called pro-black community. Yall are no better than racist white America towards black women.