No time to be mad or sad.
My 12 Days of Christmas have become my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. How about you? Now that the holiday hoopla has come and gone, what resolutions did you make, and what are you going to do this year to make a difference?
Trump and the GOP continue to inspire me to fight against pretty-much everything they stand for and are doing. Trump is back out on tour, in PA today, trying to convince us all our life is so much better now that America is great again. “It’s the economy, Stupid” he said today, ironically quoting a Bill Clinton, Democratic campaign talking point. It’s not better for me. I’m hopeful, but not yet. Some companies are awarding bonuses, others are laying off thousands. Walmart is doing both, raising the minimum wage to $11/hr and giving out $1000 bonuses to employees who have been earning low-wages with them for 20 years AND closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, laying off 10,000+ people. That’s what Walmart is doing with their gift from Trump. #goptaxscam #trickledowndoesntwork unless you count the people who just got pissed on. #boycottwalmart
I don’t begrudge all the people making money on the economy. My money is not in the stock market and my 401K is long drained, so their good fortune is not mine. But I do begrudge the #goptaxscam that has money going straight from my pocket to the pockets of the filthy rich. Read my last blog. Trump is buying the next election. He’s banking that money can assuage your morality. If you’re rich enough, you won’t say anything when he and Republicans throw people out of the country and shit all over First Amendment rights.
Now that the holidays are over, and we’re fully into the swing of a new year, I will not become complacent. We don’t have the luxury of sliding slowly into a new year! We must pick a cause, and every day, get up and do something for it.
What’s your cause? The environment? Pissed that you’ll now have to pay $80/car to get into a National Park? Pissed that oil spilled on Native American lands—just as predicted?! Or are you pissed that women will no longer have access to contraception and birth control? Or that discrimination against our LGBTQ community is on the rise?
Get up. Do something. No time to be mad or sad. It’s not too late to make a New Year’s Resolution! Channel your energy into productive action and make 2018 your best yet. If you want to do something but just don’t know what to do?!!!! Read my book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. Every chapter ends with a list of activities to take and organizations to join. And then join the #resistance!
Vote #2018 and of course #voteBLUE