Donald J Trump, the biggest ghoul on the planet, has shut down the government and is threatening to close the southern border. Why? Because he wants a wall between the United States and Mexico—and he is going to make the US taxpayer pay for it–after promising for his entire campaign that “Mexico will pay for the wall.”
Trump is also the biggest walking, talking, belching, farting hate-monger on the planet. He is cruel to the bone. His Administration is still taking brown children from their parents as they seek asylum at the border and putting them all in prison. Two children have died under his watch—a seven-year-old girl and eight-year-old boy. Trump is currently spinning the narrative to blame Democrats and Nancy Pelosi. It’s just pure propaganda and lies that spew from Trump’s trap. His for-profit prison cronies are making bank on the imprisonment and misery of thousands of immigrants and refugees and Donald Trump continues to confirm he’s a racist by targeting them and calling them criminals. nothing nothings for humans and their suffering.
Trump is a liar and a thief. There is nothing he won’t say in his quest to continue taking money from the American taxpayer. Just this week, WE taxpayers are paying $54,000 for tents for Trump’s Mar-a-lago New Year’s party where rich elites paid over $1000 a ticket to be near Trump and garner some influence. Can you say emoluments clause?
Trump’s stupidity and cruelty are limitless. Now, while the government is shut down and 800,000 federal employees are working without pay and wondering how they’ll pay their bills going into the new year, Trump has denied them raises that were meant to start in 2019. He went out of his way to shut down the government and he purposely froze their pay. Why? Because he thinks they are mostly Democrats, and he’s made Democrats the enemy. Along with journalist or anyone that opposes him.
Democrats won the House of Representatives back in the 2018 midterm elections. The blue wave happened. It was a friggin’ tsunami! The majority of people clearly told Trump and the Republicans they DO NOT support his racists ideas and we DO NOT WANT A WALL! And we must NOT become complacent.
On January 3, 2019, the Dems will take control of the House but the Republicans still control the Senate. That means we need all Trumpbusters on board. We beat the Republicans and Trump at the ballot box in November, but the fight has just begun. We must continue to call our congressmen and women; we must march and protest; we must write letters and speak-up. The government shut down is only ONE OF MANY problems that need to be solved: immigration, climate change, the economy are but a few more.
Trump’s ugliest, most vile tendencies are being amplified as he’s being cornered in the Russia/Mueller probe. Shutting down the government and taking away worker raises is proof he’s vindictive and spiteful. The proof is right in front of us, like that blue light that lit up the New York skyline for millions to see. Was it a blown transformer from the ConEd like the New York Police Department reported? Some in the twitter-verse suggested aliens. If so, let’s hope they meet our leader and do unto him as he’s done unto others: that means take advantage of and abuse. Trump deserves a never-ending anal probe because he has certainly stuck it to others.
Or maybe, just maybe, that blue light heralded the pending arrival of the Democrats and with the help of you, me, and Trumpbusters across the country, karma and justice WILL prevail.
Using your own “best words”: disappointing, terrible, and sad.
There is no hope for Donald Trump. He’s heartless and mentally ill although that doesn’t dismiss him for his crimes. He still needs to go to jail. I suggest the same cages where he is currently holding 14,000 brown kids! Yes, tonight, Christmas Eve 2018, Donald Trump is still putting refugees and immigrants in cages and his Administration continues to separate kids from their parents. This is heartlessness and cruelty beyond comprehension. Trump is directly responsible.
And now, Grinch Trump has shut down the Government. He is pouting, whining and tweeting from the White House “I am alone (poor me),” and shitting on everyone and everything he can. “Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, double hate, loathe entirely,” Trump embodies the Grinch.
But, there will be no “Grinch” moment for Donald Trump; he has no heart to grow.
So this year, 2019, knowing Trump will not change, I commit to change.
I will do everything I can to bring about change and most specifically change to Trump’s current destructive policies. We must change the direction he is taking the United States. We must stand with our allies in Europe, the Middle East, and around the world; we must go back to planet-saving practices pushing natural power sources; we MUST FREE THE CHILDREN and create immigration policies that include people already here; we must practice our First Amendment rights to criticize and hold accountable the White House and all who work in it; we must change all that does not serve people or the planet!
Yes, I’ve had my own “Grinch” moment and my heart has grown 10 times this year.I care more about my neighbor than I ever have. Every stranger on the street is one more human that needs compassion and deserves respect. And I’m committed to helping those I can, as often as I can.
That’s what needs to happen to each of us–a heart-opening moment of our own. I hope that for you yet this year, 2018. And may 2019 be your best. Here’s hope for the planet and all that live on it.
Happy Holidays! Except for GrinchTrump who stole all the fucks I have to give when he put kids in cages and shut down the Government.
If there’s someone strange in the DC hood
Who you gonna call? Trumpbusters!
When Trump is clearly deranged
And it don’t smell good
Who you gonna call? Trumpbusters!
I ain’t afraid of no spooks
I ain’t afraid of no nukes
If Trump’s fearful thoughts are running through your head
Who you gonna call? Trumptbusters!
If the GOP have you filled with fear and dread
Who you gonna call? Trumptbusters
I ain’t afraid of no spooks
I ain’t afraid of no nukes
If you’re all alone
Pick up that phone
And call Trumpbusters!
I’ve Been Slimed
I used to be kinder. How about you? The stress and pressure is wearing me down. Donald Trump is projecting the worst traits of humanity as he projectile vomits hate, bitterness, propaganda and lies. The Make America Great Again (MAGAts) have been empowered and hate crimes are up 57% over last year with African Americans and members of the Jewish community being the most targeted.
America, World, We’ve All Been Slimed
Inauguration Day, January 23, 2017 all hell broke loose. The containment grid was turned off and Trump and evil minions let loose on America and the world. Can you feel it? The goblins swirling around the tops of the building in Manhattan, over the White House, and to the Towers of Riyadh?
Do you think the ghost of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was a US resident of Virginia and a reporter for the Washington Post will haunt Trump or Saudi Prince Mohammad Bone Saw?
The madness began quickly. Trump signed 32 Executive Orders in his first 100 days in office; more than any other president. Why? Because his ideas and actions were so unpopular he couldn’t get Congress to agree to or approve much of it. Trump immediately rolled back equal pay for women and made access to medical services harder to get; changed consumer-friendly regulations to maximize bank profits; and alienated an entire religion of people with his racist Muslim ban.
But it wasn’t until Trump started putting kids in cages that my anger really took hold. Immigrant children taken from their parents—just for crossing the border! I am angrier then I’ve ever been as an American citizen. Watching Trump and his administration come after women, Hispanics, Muslims, Vets, members of the LGBTQ community—pretty much EVERYONE without white skin and a penis—I am pissed. But, I’m determined NOT to let this shit-show President make me meaner. It’s hard to be kind to people who blame you, and slime you, and victimize others. Their rights end when they try to force their will on others. That’s what Trump is doing now.
I will NOT be like Trump: A Toxic, Repulsive, Unhinged, Mean-spirited, Prick.
How about you? Have you become like the vile creature we know as Trump? Have your own demons come back to haunt you? How do you routinely treat your fellow wo/man? Have you been, are you now, compassionate? Do you take the time to understand? To put yourself into someone else’s shoes?
Where has MY love gone? It’s right here, raging over the onslaught of Trump policies that are making this world less safe for anyone who is not white or Christian. Where has MY love gone? Into working overtime to be caring, understanding, helpful, and hopeful. I will NOT meet hate with hate. I will defuse it with love, which doesn’t mean you get to assault me or my neighbor just because you don’t like our color, God, or politics. Bill Madden sums it up beautifully:
Bill Madden @activist360
There’s so much sadness today. So much seems unfair. Each time we log in to Twitter, or turn on the TV, there’s the ugliness, there’s Trump. We must fight for the beauty that is hidden, fight to reveal it—fight for love, for justice, for each other. There’s only us.
10:34 AM – 09 Jun 18
I used to think Robert Mueller, Michael Avanetti, and Stormy Daniels were the Trumpbusters, and yes they are, but they are only 3 people.
WE ARE ALL TRUMPBUSTERS! I, you, me, we!
I am. You are. We are, together! The only way to get rid of Trump and his foul-mouthed, lie spinning gang is all of us together—VOTING!
Trump has enabled plenty of Stinkers. The Trump kids are master-slimers, too: Eric, Treason Tot Jr, and I-vanka-be-president-someday-daddy. And then we have Bannon and Giuliani, Pruitt, Carson, and Zinke. Nazi Steven Miller and women without reason or souls Kelly Conway and shit-spewing Sara Sanders. And that’s just for starters. That doesn’t include the nasty-ass spirits of Flynn and Manafort, Rick gates, Michael Cohen, you know, the Comrades… the list is endless.
But, we are all Trumpbusters, and we are armed with:
1. The Constitution of the United States of America
3. Our Vote!! Which represent the hope for all humanity
“There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.” –Rosa Parks
Have you been slimed?
Take the quiz. Check-off all that apply:
__Can’t sleep or using too much sleep as a coping tool
__Can’t eat or can’t STOP eating
__Depression or thoughts of hopelessness
__Excessive anxiety and worry
__Lack of coping tools
__Drinking too much
__Smoking too much
__Fear (of being deported, of losing healthcare, of killing the planet, of world war 3)
__Anger or non-stop sense of irritation
__Fighting with friends or family
Remember, we’ve all been Trumped! He is Gozer the Destructor. He’s the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man with a tiny little dick or at least so says Stormy Daniels. And I believe her story, and I believe Dr. Blasey Ford’s story, too. #believewomen
I think we can all agree this November 6th election is the most important election in the history of the United States. Democracy itself is on the ballot. A vote for Democrats is a vote for humanity. A belief that we are in it to win it, together! Not like Trump who clearly declares winners and losers. And if you’re not white, Christian, or rich, your ass gets tossed off the island.
Years of reality tv (Survivor, The Bachelor, The Apprentice) have hardened our hearts. What’s swirling around each of us are our own demons. They’ve joined the sesspool of Trump’s scary and radical and exclusive thinking. He’s spent his entire business career thinking only of himself and his needs. He thinks with his dick or as a dick. Take your pick.
In a classic Ghostbusters scene, Peter Venkman and Ray Stantz, aka Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, explain to the NYC Mayor how the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins got loose.
“Everything was fine with our containment system until dickhead here shut it off,” Ray says to the Mayor indicating, Walter Peck, EPA Inspector.
“They caused an explosion,” Peck yells out in defense.
“Is this true?” asks the Mayor turning to Bill Murray’s character.
“Yes, it’s true,” says Murray looking at Peck. “This man has no dick.”
(ba da bomp)
Look how ridiculous this is? This presidency, Donald Trump in the White House, has the world talking about how big of a dick he really is.
Barbara’s observation caught mine, too.
Barbara Malmet @B52Malmet
Back before the current regime stole the White House, was there ever such a dick-driven dialogue in the national conversation? Bannon sucks his. Donald’s is ugly. Kavanaugh’s is in your face. It’s like a presidency of penises.
10:57 PM 23 Sep 18
She responded later to dozens of tweeted responses echoing her disgust:
Every time I think I’m out, I’m in.
10:59 PM 23 Sep 18
And here you have it—THE SOLE/SOUL PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER—
I’M SO FAR OUT, I’M IN! ARE YOU?
It is up to me. It is up to YOU. It’s up to each one of us. We ALL must VOTE to stop this persecution of others.
You MUST pay attention!
Two out of my three very best friends don’t believe Roe v Wade can be overturned. They don’t get it. There are reasons Kavanaugh as so aggressively rammed down our throats and seated on the Supreme Court. He is the last vote needed to lean the court conservative.
There are various degrees of WOKE
1/3 of us have no clue that
1/3 of us are being persecuted by another
1/3 of us committing the crime
Judd Legum @JuddLegum
Virtually every election in America is decided by the people who don’t vote
2:47 PM 03 Jun 18
The Evil is Real
Trump has been in the White House for 500 days. It feels like 500 years. He’s burning down the house and frying everything and everyone in his way; including Schroedingers kitten who I talked about in my book—Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump.
Not only is the kitten dead. It’s been hideously tortured by some for-profit drug company, in it for the mega-money. Someone I’ve since unfriended from my Facebook newsfeed posted the most heinously cruel video of animal torture I’ve ever seen. The two seconds it took for me to scroll-by still keeps me up at night. I no longer trust her to share posts to my newsfeed. (Can you say “hide all posts.”) And she’s a trauma coach! It must be her MO: cause trauma first and then try to cure it. Whatever it was, it was sick.
The kitten has been fricasseed. Along with a couple thousand of immigrant kids living in tents in the middle of Texas, in July in 106 degree heat. I don’t give a crap how big your tent fan is—it’s NOT OKAY and it’s NOT SUMMER CAMP!
Here’s what I’ve realized after six months of debilitating depression along with manic fits of productivity. (I did write a 300 page book about Trump after all.) Thanks to the shit-show that is Donald Trump, I must NOT sink into despair and apathy. I MUST persist. We must persist. We must take our emotions and then funnel them into positive, productive outcomes for us all.
Peter Daou @peterdaou
Be angry, be outraged, be positive, be down, be up, be strong, be weak … all of these are natural responses to the stress of life and politics. But living in a state of hate consumes the hater, not the hated. It’s never worth it.
6:19 PM – 1 Jul 2018
Let the Trumpers wear the HAT that is RED. It makes it easy to spot them and avoid them. There are 2 days until the Nov 6th election and here’s what I’m vowing to do:
2. Get everyone I know to vote
3. Share the facts–kindly
Saving the Day
The Democrats HAVE an agenda. “Democrats have no platform” is lazy language that the Media continues to support. Our agenda empowers everyone! The Trump Train helps only a few. Here is what Democrats stand for:
We Care About
Rights of immigrants
Our military and our Vets
Rights of workers
Racial equality and justice
1st, 2nd, 14th, and ALL Amendment Rights
Healthcare that is affordable and covers pre-existing conditions
Saving and expanding Medicaid
An economy that works for everyone
Women’s reproductive rights
Taking care of Vets
Common sense gun law reform
A Few Things Democrats (Empathetic People with Souls) Believe In
Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Labor laws/workers’ Equal rights
The National Weather Service
The God dammed Environmental Protection Agency
Public schools and Affordable Education
Pell grants and other financial aid to students
Common Sense gun reform!!
NOT putting kids in cages!!! FFS
Government is GOOD people! Roads, bridges, policemen, and firemen. Libraries. Parks!!
This is Why I Resist
Tax scam bill
Net neutrality repeal
Trade wars and tariffs
No tolerance ICE
Space Force (FARCE)
March for Our Lives #ParklandStrong
The (insert your favorite expletive here) Wall!
Bret (Tap-A-Keg-Of-Beer) Kavanaugh
The #MeToo movement
Merrick friggin’ Garland, and
TRUMP IS PUTIN’S BITCH
THIS is Trump Derangement Syndrome
Faux News likes to talk about Dems and Libs with Trump Derangement Syndrome. But Trumpers believe he is smart, capable, and he can do no wrong. Example, Sean Spicer wrote in his book, The Briefing, about Trump:
“He is a unicorn, riding a unicorn over the rainbow.”
I think someone spiked the Trump kool-aid with a little LSD.
“There are two ways to be fooled.
One is to believe what isn’t true;
the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
–Sorn Kierkegaard (1813-1855), philosopher
Thanks to the person who memed this and my apologies for passing it on without acknowledgment, but it’s perfect.
Young, intelligent women want to believe him. Some twist their thoughts like yogi pretzels trying to align Trump’s thinking with their own. But taking away a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body?!
Ladies. Karma hits hard—and she’s a bitch. Do you value your own body? Do you need birth control? What options do you have if you do get pregnant? Do you care about fair wages? Do you give a crap that kids are in cages?! For God’s sake—Vote for Democrats! The ass—and vag—you save may be your own.
John Oberlin—friend from my twitter feed, please tell ‘em whad up.
John Oberlin @OMgno2trump
Here’s the situation:
-Sara Huckabee-Sanders is now blaming Democrats for Trump lying
-@FoxNews is reporting it as true that Democrats force Trump to lie
-#MAGA are buying it like cult members
-@GOP continues to enable this crazy train
-Dems are the only sane people left
9:55 AM 04 JUL 18
VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS!
Women, especially young women, let’s tell these old white fucks where they can get off. Their rights end where our bodies begin. A special FUCK YOU to McConnell, Grassley, Hatch, and of course Trump.
Show me what Democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!
Trumpbusters are common everyday people doing extraordinary acts of lawful protest. Organizing. Marching. Voting.
We are armed with the Constitution. We use facts. We vote!
“We are the change we seek.”
Focus on what you can do to improve your life, and all who come within your world—your sphere of influence. Be a good neighbor. What can you give? A kind word? A smile? A helping hand? $? Time to a cause?
Turn worry into wonder and angst into action. If you don’t know the issues, get informed with stories of Trump told through movie villains. Read Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. Get it on Amazon for $15 OR LISTEN TO IT FREE ONLINE! Each chapter ends with a list of organization you can support with your dollars and your time.
E Pluribus Unum. That’s more than just a saying on our currency. It represents who we are—from many, one. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what name you call god, the color of your skin, or your politics; you are an American. This is what makes us great.
8:16 AM – 26 Jul 18
Amen brother…or sister, since the name and logo are gender-neutral.
Many streams make a mighty river.
The 2016 election gave us a binary choice, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Their philosophies and campaigns couldn’t have been more starkly different. Trump stoked fear; Hillary talked togetherness. Trump said it’s us versus them; Hillary said all of us stronger, together.
That same choice is on the ballot, right now. Donald Trump, who only has time for watching Fox News and stoking hate at his rallies is quite clearly campaigning for himself. “A vote for _________ is a vote for me, Donald Trump,” the greatest con man on the earth. Hugely. Bigly.
I STILL choose Hillary’s Democratic philosophy. #StillWithHer
Joe Heller summed it up beautifully. For Donald Trump, read from the top down. For Hillary Clinton, read from the bottom up.
A Learned Response
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela
Donald Trump’s Dad, Fred, was a KKK man, and Trump, the declared “Nationalist,” is stirring up hate and violence, and pointing fat fingers at brown people and Democrats. The caravan of mostly women, babies, and children that is currently on its way to the US from Honduras is Trump’s biggest threat and talking point. He and Pence are whipping up the fear. And it starts with children.
When they arrive, will they be gunned down? Trump has told the military to treat people throwing rocks with bullets!! THAT IS A WAR CRIME. Just because Trump is too stupid to understand the law or doesn’t care to understand the law doesn’t mean our military personnel must respond. Let’s hope Mad Dog Mattis will intervene, although he sounds pretty racist and repulsive himself.
Will they have to surrender their children? Or will they just be snatched and imprisoned. Or will everyone go to Trump’s concentration camp tent cities. As a “professional builder” you’d think Trump could build great cities, but instead he’s looking to build prisons and concentration camps. What a simpleton, what a monster, what a destructor.
“I hope the other side realizes they better take it easy.,” DJT threated in a tv interview of anyone who opposes him. Or what?! You’ll send the military after all your critics? Good luck with that!
He is the one invoking violence. One of his followers sent bombs to 14 political rivals, including many of Trump’s favorite targets, including CNN, billionaire philanthropist Soros, celebrity Robert De Niro, Joe Biden, the Obama’s and the Clintons. Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and the list goes on and on!
Another of Trump’s followers killed two black citizens in broad daylight in a grocery store in Kentucky.
Jesus H Christ, Republicans! Where is your outrage? Have you misplaced your souls? Trump is inciting this. His minions are listening to his violent rhetoric and they are acting. Trump is to blame; direct cause and effect. He spews hatred and his red hat cult followers act.
Humans Living in Hell
“The worst terror a child can experience is being taken from their parents. Would blonde, blue-eyed children ever be treated so brutally at our border? Would 4,600 Puerto Ricans have been left to die if they were “white? No. Trumpism is racism. What in God’s name have we become? Jim Carrey
The Devil Incarnate
On May 1, 2018 Trump implemented his Zero Tolerance law and began snatching brown children from their parents as they crossed the border seeking asylum. The United Nations needs to prosecute every inhumane shell-of-a-person who implemented this policy. There are currently over 13,000 children imprisoned in Trump’s for-profit prisons; 250 are under the age 10 and the government has NO plan to reunite them with their parents.
Join, give, support and #FightLikeAMother to help:
And that’s all I have to say about that. For the moment.
More Dark and Sinister News
“From the Associated Press: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits
By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke
San Antonio (AP) – Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.
The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures.”
Trump’s racist tendencies stretch to our military as well.
From New York Magazine: Trump: U.S Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without Cuts
After adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit for tax cuts, Trump opposes adding to the debt to increase health-care for veterans.
From the twitter feed of Trinity @TrinityResists
Veteran’s Bills blocked under Trump:
–Retirement pay restoration
Wounded vets job security
–C-H Suicid prevention act
–Homeless vet reintegration
He’s NOT for our military.
He’s so xenophobic, he’s now deporting immigrants serving our country.
5:25 PM 05 Jul 18
Of course Trump doesn’t have money for Vets, but he does for for-profit prisons.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Jail We Go
The greatest country on Earth, and we’re building prisons and using drugs as ONE of the reasons to build them. The other reason is Immigrants. Trump has all the money and the power in the world—and he’s building prisons! Jeff Sessions is stacking the Constitution and making crossing our borders IN ANY CAPACITY is felony—and without due process! These people often go to FOR PROFIT prisons that enrich Trump’s cronies. It’s obscene. And the Republicans are complicit. I wonder how many members of congress have stock in for-profit prisons? Or in the pharmaceutical industry as well?
Our current drug dilemma: keep marijuana illegal, jail people for marijuana, but allow drug companies to manufacture fucked-up legal derivatives. Get people hooked on opioids, send them to prison, and ignore the research that says marijuana helps in opioid addiction recovery. It’s a vicious cycle manufactured by private and pro-profit industries. Marijuana could help cure opioid addition caused by their drugs. But who’s going to fill all those prison beds?
“Private prison populations up 120%” says the Justice Policy Institute, and “private prison companies boost incarceration rate for profit” they concluded.
“The three biggest companies in the private prison industry have contributed $835,514 to federal candidates and $6,092,331 to state politicians. Democrats received 31.8 percent of the money, Republicans got 59.1 percent, and 8.7 percent went to ballot measures, according to the institute,” reported Dailykos.com.
According to Amy Siskind who wrote The List, “Trump’s own inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies housing detained migrant families.”
Regulatory filings reveal Trump’s buddies are going to reap big financial rewards from his immigration policies. Trump is literally a human trafficker. HE’s the one who’s stealing the children—and putting them in cages!
Now, this very moment as I write this, Donald Trump is out stoking fear and hate, making the PEOPLE in a Honduran caravan nothing more than craven animals. The caravan “has some very tough people,” he said. “Criminals in some cases,” Trump declared, then quickly embellished, “many cases.” There is NO proof of that lie. He just wants you to HATE these people.
He plans to put them in tent camps—internment camps! “Thousands of tents,” Trump has said. People, HOW CAN THIS BE OKAY? He’s currently deployed over 5,000 troops to our southern border. They are deploying barb wire.
“Barb wire used properly can be a beautiful site.”
Donald Trump, POS
The barbed wire comment came after he declared rocks were to be considered a firearm so feel free to use deadly force. No, that’s not a direct quote, it’s just what he implied. But no surprise here: he dangled a “2nd Amendment solution” for his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 campaign.
Who—coincidently—he ALSO wants to LOCK UP!
Trump will maintain our alarming and embarrassingly high incarceration rates: 750 per 100,000. That makes the United States is number one in the world for putting people in jail. With capitalism, jail, too, has become a great place to make money off of people. Trump and Republicans have no heart, no empathy. It is truly all about the money and power.
And breathing right down our necks and straight-up our backsides, you have Russia, who incarcerates 628 per 100,000. Geeze, I wonder how many of those people were non-violent pot smokers? Or black or brown? Or journalists.
We keep hearing “these are unprecedented times.” The Obamas are out, Biden’s out, Oprah, and Will Ferrell—all knocking on doors! Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Carl and Rob Reiner have been using their voice and influence. And Taylor Swift has activated an army of young voters in Tennessee! Voting for this mid-term election is up 700% from the last mid-term. And we’re talking Millennials, hopefully all voting for Democrats.
The Ballots are Being Counted—IS YOURS!?
This mid-term is coming down to this:
If you are a woman, you are under attack. If you are gay, lesbian, trans, queer, or yet-to-decide, you’re under attack. If your skin is any color than white, you are under attack. This hateful rhetoric is reinforced everyday by Trump, the biggest hate-monger on the planet.
You either support Trump, the Republicans, and the Haters with building a wall and committing human rights violations against our southern neighbors. You, too, believe Putin didn’t interfere in 2016 even though the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA all say RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY ELECTED DONALD TRUMP. I assume you promote violence as a way to solve problems. And you believe climate change isn’t real. You believe the propaganda of Faux News…
You support Democrats who believe ALL of us are created equal. We believe in healthcare and education and common-sense gun law reform. We KNOW we must save the planet, and believe capitalism and government can co-exist and drive innovative solutions. We have hope and blame no one in our quest to live our best lives. We believe we are stronger together.
But all these evil demons flying around, spreading hate, hurting others? It’s time to send them back to where they came, back to a world where respect for others is considered the American Way. An America that doesn’t just “tolerate” others that are different than ourselves but “embraces” differences and strives to work together.
It’s time to be polite. It’s time to be kind. It’s time to vote for an all-inclusive, caring United States of America. We can achieve it. That possibility exists for each one of us.
And it will take each one of us to open up to possibilities: to the truth of others.
Human Rights: No Wrongs
Oh Canada… I visited twice this summer—Niagara Falls, the Canadian side.
Meanwhile, while Americans are dealing with Trump’s madness, literally, neighbor to the North–leading the way in legalization of marijuana–Canada, has come up with an additional national anthem. Read the lyrics below. Better yet, go listen on youtube.
And the Oscar for best picture and movie soundtrack go to….the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion!
Trumpbusters! It’s time.
Time to put our best selves forward, time to come together and steer Trump and his minions to the light side. Time to lead by example.
In a classic Ghostbusters scene, the team is atop the skyscraper where Gozer the Destroyer is threatening to destroy humanity.
Ray takes the lead, “Gozer the Gozerian. Good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County, and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.”
Therefore I, Trumpbuster, Lima Bravo, ask you, Donald Trump, as a duly designated representative of just one of the people of the United States, to resign from the presidency, surrender the White House, and return to your scrupulous business practices until Bob Mueller wielding the American Constitution comes and busts your ass.
We have the power. And if Trump the Destroyer or one of his minions asks “Are you a God?”
You changed my world the first time I heard you speak. It was 2007 and you had declared your candidacy for president.
Thanks to the collapsing economy, I was losing my job and my house. I ended up moving in with a friend. I’d given up thinking that I had any control over my own economic future. After a college degree and 22 years of hard work, I had nothing to show for it. No home; no retirement account. I was disillusioned, cynical and beyond believing that I could help myself let alone make a difference in the world.
Both government and corporate greed were running amok. I didn’t believe; I had no faith. I didn’t know what the future held but I didn’t trust it would be good.
And then came you. I was awestruck by your demeanor and authenticity and captivated by your message and vision. You helped me understand “Democracy,” what it means to be an American, and the importance of adding my voice to the conversation.
I was inspired by your optimism and love for people and this country. You and Michelle were a solid team–loving and real. Everything you said made sense–for people and the planet. You helped me realize that I can and do make a difference and that the world needs my perspective and my voice. You made me feel like I belonged to something bigger, a collective of like-minded people who simply needed a nudge to bring out the best in them.
“Oh yes we can” inspired a nation to believe and get involved. And even though you’ve left the White House, your message still resonates. We, I, will continue to support and pursue your and Michelle’s agenda of lifting and empowering others knowing that we truly are stronger together.
Thank you, Barack and Michelle, for being a beacon of hope and light for so many. And thank you for your continued service to our great country.
I am fired up and ready to go!
With love as big as the Hawaiian ocean, I remain one of your biggest fans.
547 days into Trump’s presidency and Trump’s dirty underbelly is on display for all to see. In the Chapter entitled “Holy Crap” of my book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump, I wrote: “Am I saying Donald Trump is evil? Read Chapter 3, DarthTrump, for the answer to that. Spoiler alert: the answer is “I’m not sure.” But without some new perspectives, he’s leading us down the path where evil resides.”
Now, today? I amend that original statement: Donald Trump is absolutely evil! Actually, Donald Trump is Absolute Evil. Donald Trump is Evil. Absolutely.
How much clearer can I make it?
Anyone who PUTS KIDS IN CAGES IS EVIL.
How long did it take me to arrive at that conclusion, Trump is evil? Too friggin’ long. 3000 kids are in cages, ripped from their parents’ arms! Some will never be reunited and no one in Trump’s Administration seems to care. Perhaps if I hadn’t given him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps if I and everyone else in the media had really called out the hate. Could we have possibly stopped this?!
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Maya Angelou
Why is everyone giving Trump a pass? Why did I? Even in November 2017, one year after Trump STOLE the election from Hillary Clinton, as I was publishing the book, I wanted to and did give him the benefit of the doubt. Even though Trump had shown us every day of his campaign how ugly he truly is, I wanted to believe he wasn’t that vile. Calling immigrants rapists and murderers? That’s racist hate speech. Reading a poem about a sneaky, nasty snake and equating it to immigrants IS deplorable. And now Trump calls immigrants—refugees!– ANIMALS and he’s putting them in cages!! This is UNACCEPTABLE!
Who knew Trump could be so vile?
V-I-L-E is E-V-I-L with the letters scrambled! Like our brains as we try to justify this hate—this travesty of humanity.
Who knew Trump would act on all of his vile, disgusting racist impulses and execute an agenda that punished People Of Color BY TAKING AWAY THEIR CHILDREN!?
Perhaps if more of us had called Trump’s retched rhetoric out earlier we could have persuaded others NOT to vote for him. Perhaps if I hadn’t softened my language for the “Independent” voter and the “Uninformed” voter wanting to let them make up their own minds. I—like the truth-seeking, hard-working media–was trying NOT to infringe on Trump-supporters’ opinions, and wanting to honor their thoughts and feelings, I pulled the punch: I didn’t tell the truth. I didn’t speak up. I am culpable. I am my brother’s keeper. (Get that reference so-called “Christians”?!)
Let me try again and use the RIGHT words.
Rewrite, page 10:
Is Trump evil?
YES, Trump is pure vile evil.
Go ahead, disagree, support Trump on his agenda; burn in hell with him. In the meantime, I will do everything I can to tell the truth, to expose the truth, and that means calling out and exposing Trump’s dirty underside. He represents the WORST of humanity.
This is simple…
TRUMP PUTS KIDS IN CAGES. PUTTING KIDS IN CAGES IN EVIL.
LOGICAL CONCLUSION: TRUMP IS EVIL.
And I’d be a douchebag NOT to call him out. And NOW what can I do to help? What can YOU do to help?
Call your Congressperson–daily! Dial (202) 224-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator and you’ll be routed to your state reps.
Fuel the Fight! Support the American Civil Liberties Union, donate your time and money!
SPEAK UP! Stay informed and tell others.
For the love of God and Country–VOTE! #vote2018 #voteblue #votedemocrats
Donald Trump, Jeff Session, and ICE agents are RIPPING CHILDREN AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS!
Where is your humanity? These immigrants are NOT “animals” as Trump has said on numerous occasions; they are human beings. I HATE this about me, but I wish Donald Trump, Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions, every ICE agent–and YOU–a HUGE dose of KARMA! I don’t want them or you to simply experience Justice, where Mothers and Fathers are reunited with their Children and the right thing is done. Yes, I want Justice done. I want that to happen for them and for all sympathetic parents everywhere whose hearts are crying out with rage.
But for you? The person who watches and cheers ICE Agents on? As they tear crying children from the arms of their Mothers and Fathers? For those of you that agree these immigrants, these beings, are animals? I want you to experience Karma, with a capital K.
What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. Be careful what you wish for, it’s coming back to you. I hope the boomerang hits you square between the eyes!
I want you to feel their pain. The pain, the mental torture of NOT knowing where your child is, whether they are safe or being abused; the fear you’ll never see them again. ALL of this WHILE you sit in a FOR-PROFIT PRISON, with the Government milking your sentence for all it’s worth so Trump and his rich cronies can make money off your blood and tears.
That’s what I want for you. I want karma to bring to you what you give to others. I want you to learn the hard way, that NOT ONLY does Trump et all NOT care about ripping immigrant children away from their parents, he/they– DON’T care about YOU. And your time is coming.
Karmic Justice.I’m done hating myself for wanting it. I’ve tried to live my life by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you’d want done unto you. I’m a good person. And I’m still a good person. So, I’m done questioning the rightness or wrongness of my desire for karmic outcomes. No one deserves to be treated how Trump is treating immigrants. Justice must prevail; but if not, karma.
Justice serves the Law; Karma serves the Law of the Universe.
I want all to be right with the Universe, and that means Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, and ICE Agents must STOP this madness NOW!! They must STOP putting people in cages! Immigrants are Human Beings that need help! They are NOT to be imprisoned and then deported!
Trump must reunite children with their parents and begin treating them like they have hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits. Each has a story and purpose; each deserves an opportunity to survive.
And if Trump doesn’t comply, may the same fateful outcome be bestowed upon him. May he experience Karmic Justice and live the rest of his life in a cage, ripped apart from his lying, cheating “not so innocent” children.
“I don’t want to hear your political views,” she said. And that’s the problem, I thought. No one wants to talk politics and hear someone else’s political views. But … that’s not true. I was very interested in hearing what she thought, but she didn’t share.
Maybe she talks politics on Facebook, maybe not. She certainly didn’t want to discuss it face-to-face. Maybe Facebook provides an opportunity to join the conversation but with a bit of cover, although Facebook friends can be just as brutal as the Twitter trolls.
I’m not sure, but she didn’t want to discuss politics in person. Few people do because there are BIG ISSUES at stake: women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, black lives rights, Veteran’s rights, environmental rights, and the list goes on and on.
ISSUES that bring out the best and the worst of us. Both sides, Democrats and Republicans, are pointing their fingers and blaming the other, but America and the world have problems that need to be discussed and solved. The only way that happens is if we have a conversation. At some point we need to start talking and HEARING each other. And we need to start talking face-to-face.
It’s risky, I know. Feelings can get hurt, so remember these words from SoulSeeds:
Being rude is easy. It does not take any effort and is a sign of weakness and insecurity. Kindness shows great self-discipline and strong self-esteem. Being kind is not always easy when dealing with rude people. Kindness is the sign of a person who has done a lot of personal work and has come to a great self-understanding and wisdom. Choose to be kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time because kindness is a sign of strength.
And now repeat after me, “What do you think about __(insert your issue here)__?”
Let the conversation begin. And remember, kind words.
All Trump does is repeat his own name over and over and over again. It’s sickening. It’s vomit. It’s like…what was that question on HQ…about projectile vomiting? Oh yes! Question 6 or 7 tonight on the HQ Trivia app was that vultures use projectile vomiting to ward off attacks. That sounds right. Trump is a vulture under attack. (And HQ is an online urban respite where a million+ come to test their trivia skills in search of money and glory. It’s challenging and fun. Download the app.)
But I digress.
“No one has been tougher on Russher than President Donald J. Trump,” say Trump spewing to the media. Insert a jumbled sentence or two saying ‘There’s no collusion. Everyone’s saying no one’s been tougher than Trump. The media will say ‘oh Trump this Trump that’ but they know Donald J Trump is tough on Russher. There was no collusion. ’
A firehose of vomit that includes the words “Trump” again and again. Political bravado? Presidential buffoonery? Or is it Trump, making a full-scale attempt to deceive you, to make you question what you hear, see, and smell. It’s his attempt to rewrite history. I can SEE with my own two eyes and HEAR with my own two ears that he’s not implementing Russian sanctions. Trump’s repeating the lie that he’s tough on Russia will not convince me. Vomit your propaganda on someone else.
It’s clear Donald Trump grew up saying his own name over and over again. I bet he was a critic of Dale Carnegie but used his principles anyway. Straight from Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People:
6 Ways to Make People Like You:
#3 Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sounds in any language
Except Trump only uses his own name. He doesn’t care about you or yours. He totally missed Principle
#1 Become genuinely interested in other people
Trump is not a gifted orator. He’s a narcissist so caught up in his own story he doesn’t understand people are dying because of his decisions. Bombs dropped in Syria and “many people died,” Trump said. But he doesn’t see them; he doesn’t hear them. We’re all just extras in his tv show.
The greatest shit-show on earth.
How do I turn this around? The more vomit spewing from Trump, the more vomit spewing from me. Literally and apparently. Where is the love?! Where is the light?!
I will NOT turn off the tv. I will not walk away from the destruction of democracy, but I can’t stand to hear him. I guess that’s the answer. No more video; news articles only.
And then I’ve got to find a way to speak respectfully. If not about Trump, then about others. That’ll be my personal quest: to become genuinely interested in other people, (that’s easy; I truly am) and to use THEIR name in conversation—NOT my own. And, exercise Dale Carnegie’s Principle
You Can Count On Donald Trump to Fuck Things Up. Period. End of sentence. The man and his Administration are destroying Democracy before our very eyes, blatantly in bold daylight. How is this happening? Let’s break it down.
The dumbing down of America…or…How Donald Trump got elected.
By sheer simplistics and the dumbing down of America, Donald Trump has been elected. Take this sentence:
You can count on Donald Trump to fuck things up.
Do you agree? I do, yes, 100%. Two out of three people currently agree with me. Anything with Trump’s name on it is tainted, from his bogus gifts of charity to the buildings around the world that display his brazen signage–TRUMP. From the bankrupt casinos to the bankrupt airlines to the bankrupt steak company…Trump and his brand stink.
They smell of corruption, of collusion, of treason. HE, Donald J Trump, reeks of corruption, collusion and capitalism run amok.
He, and his staff, smell to high heavens and to hell and back! Thanks to them, you can dump sewage in the waters, rape and pillage national lands for gain, belittle and attack anyone who is not white-skinned, and slaughter any animal in any INhumane way you want—as long as these things are all in pursuit of the almighty dollar! Aahhh, capitalism. Aint it great?!
Yes, You can count on Donald Trump to fuck things up.
But here is the hard reality. Our media, the Press, and the headlines got Trump elected—and are now keeping him in power!
Because the only thing people see in the sentence above is–
You Can Count on Trump!
They DO NOT READ to the end of the sentence!!
They never ever see the words “to fuck things up.” Their brains are already too full with five simple words. They do not read to the end of the sentence to complete the thought—which means exactly the opposite of what they read—that Trump is 100% guaranteed to fuck everything up.
I guess this is why Trump “loves the poorly educated.” He can convince them he is smart and they are invincible simply knowing they’ll never reach the end of the sentence and the end of the thought. And, yes, that’s an exact Trump quote. He loves the poorly educated.
In my mind, it’s not “poorly educated”; to me, it is, “easily distracted.” I don’t think everyone who voted for Trump is ignorant or stupid. But I do think if the people who voted for Trump paid more attention, if they really hung-in to get the full story, they’d realize that when you complete the sentence, when you complete the thought, Trump truly is fucking things up.
Let me rewrite this sentence and headline so people understand.
You can count on Donald Trump to fuck things up
Count on Trump to Fuck it Up
Donald Trump is a FUCK UP!
Get it? Five short words that people will remember! DONALD. TRUMP. IS. A. FUCK-UP!
It’s not that hard. TELL IT LIKE IT IS! In as few words as possible.
@msnbc @rachelmaddow @amjoy @alexwitt Do you hear me? Do you understand how your coverage is not reaching average Americans with a high school diploma or GED?
Do your journalist duty. Do some of that writer shit—and tell the story!!! Count on Donald Trump to fuck things up!!! And document it! Tell the story!
History, and we the people, ARE COUNTING ON YOU! And history, and we the people, will thank you.
Is anyone else on the weight roller coaster? Up ten pounds, down ten pounds, then up ten pounds, down ten pounds. I’m either stuffing my face with everything not nailed down, or in true warrior fashion—taking control of my thoughts and myself, eating right, NOT DRINKING, and not binging on chocolate!
I chalk it up to the #Trump20–and it’s REAL! And it started way before Election Day, but that’s when I noticed it. Standing on the scale that unfortunate morning, Nov 9, 2016, I realized I’d gained ten pounds.
Fudge. Literally. This was obviously Donald Trump’s fault.
I tried to remain hopeful and positive during Trump’s campaign, but I knew I’d been swallowing my words and feelings. Here was proof. The fear that Donald Trump would be elected was real and it was weighing me down. I attribute it to margaritas, lots of them, in the name of helping me cope. To me, it was clear, Trump was bullying and buying his way into the White House—with a lot of help from his Russian friends. And he was doing it with hatred and loathing towards other people. Watching the Republicans be rolled, one-by-one, by the ugly, vile things coming from Trump’s puckered pie-hole, was disheartening. So I drank, and ate: ten pounds worth.
But on Election Day, I lost my appetite for all things Trump and took the vow to stay strong and resist.
Not just against his financial policies. (He’ll bankrupt the country, and I and the younger generation will have to pay for it.) But it’s not even about the money. It’s about all the people Trump is hurting and the people the Trump fans are hurting: Muslims, Hispanics, immigrants in general, women, children, the handicapped, the old, and the poor!
Watching this shit-show unfold; watching the stories of people being deported, families torn apart. Our dreamers for God’s sake! How dare Trump kick them out and then blame Democrats for not bargaining with their lives. Just writing about it makes me want to drink, and dull the rage.
But I won’t. I’m not: drinking OR gaining weight. I’m done with that.
I’m staying strong. I’m eating healthy, taking care of myself, preparing to march. The #Trump20 is real, but I’m back down. And in the right frame of mind.
And for those of you UNABLE to eat because you’re nauseated by Trump policies: rolling back people’s rights (LGBTQ), ripping undocumented Mothers’ from their daughters, allowing corporations to dump toxic crap into our rivers and frack our National Parks, wasting money on a military parade when our Vets are homeless and starving!!! The list could go on for pages…
You need to eat, and keep up your strength. You don’t want to get too thin.
Don’t be like the women within Trump’s orbit who cannot hold their food down: Melania, Ivanka, Kellyanne, Hope. All twigs. Although Hope Hicks is gone now; we’ll see if she puts on a few healthy pounds. Even Sarah Sanders isn’t able to keep her lunch down. She’s shrinking before our very eyes. Further proof the Trump twenty is real, except in Sarah’s case, she’s crashin’. It doesn’t look healthy.
Stay strong. Take care of yourself. Don’t make Trump your excuse; make Trump your reason. Fight back. Need ways how?
Tip 1: DO SOMETHING! Find your passion, find a cause, and get involved!! If you are looking for SOMETHING to DO…why not MARCH!? I suggest March 24th.