Monday, January 30, 2017

Why not take a break? My answer.

Why not take a break from negativity and learn about each other?
1. Who are you named after? There is a literal, fascist administration in office in the United States.
2. Last time you cried? Resist it, unerringly, with all your strength.
3. Pop or water? A woman, scheduled to be deported, attempted suicide in the airport.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Donate to the ACLU.
5. Longest relationship? Law enforcement is illegally enforcing the ban, even though a stay has been issued by the court system.
6. Do you still have your tonsils? Soon, we won't have the courts to depend on, either.
7. Would you bungee jump? #NoMoreElectoralCollege
8. How many years at current job? Maintain cash reserves.
9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Make sure to take care of your mental health, in an amazingly tumultuous and stressful time.
10. Roller coasters? #IpunchedRichardSpencer
11. Favorite ice cream? Many of the Democrats are folding, do not depend on them. Exceptions: Maxine Waters and her compadres.
12. Favorite thing to do? This is not normal, don't act like it is.
13. Football or baseball? If you bring a baseball bat, make sure to have a mitt for plausible deniability.
14. Leggings or Jeans? Join your local AntiFa.
15. What are you listening to? We need dual power networks for the social services that will soon be cut.
16. Favorite Color? Prepare for the increased repression of American citizens. It is coming.
17. Tattoos? Keep in mind that Trump is constantly lying to us. Do not believe anything he says. If he says the sky is blue, look up and check it, yourself, or save time and assume that he's lying.
18. Married? They still haven't fixed the pipes in Flint, Michigan.
19. Hair color? Stop being complicit.
20. Eye color? Stop being obedient.
21. Favorite to eat? Stop being a colonizer.
22. Scary movies or happy endings? Stop being a fucking hyper-capitalist.
23. Android or iPhone? Leave your phone at home, when you protest, or at least put it on airplane mode. They are tracking you. Or buy a Faraday bag, put the phone on airplane mode, and store it there, until you need it.
24. Chevy, Ford or Buick? We will not re-center the white working class at the expense of minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ in the hopes of poaching Trump voters. Nobody gives a damn about trashcans and bank windows. Focus on the real problems.
25. Favorite holiday? It will get worse. You can take it.
26. Beer or wine? You have to, we don't have any other options
27. Night owl or morning? Your children and grandchildren will remember you, by what you did during these years.
28. Favorite day of the week? #100NaziScalps
Come on....someone do this with me. 😄 Let's have some fun, take a break from negativity and learn about each other. Copy and paste into your status and just change your answer.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Airport Protests

Cut and paste to share.
If you decide to join an airport protest, please remember that Federal, Department of Homeland Security enforcement are in place at our airports. This means, if you are detained, you will likely be held without recourse to an attorney and can be transferred and held indefinitely. Please make sure your people know to look for you and do regular check ins with them. 

Immigration attorneys advise that only US Citizens can participate without grave risk.
If you are a US citizen, this is one way for you to leverage your privilege to help those with less.
From a lawyer: Do not go to the airport if you are not a US citizen, even if you have a green card or work visa. There is a need for Arabic and Farsi speakers at all airports but check to make sure that you go to the International terminal. If you are detained, you should not answer any questions until there is an attorney present; there are attorneys at all of the major airports. In addition, do not sign anything until you have an attorney present.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Not My President

Damn right people are angry. Destroying other people's property and violence, no. Knock that shit off. But I'm kinda getting my hackles up over people implying that people don't have a reason or right to the anger and terror they feel right now. 

Just a few things I've heard the last two months: 
1. Give him a chance.
2. Maybe it won't be that bad.
3. All politicians are horrible.
4. He'll get better once in office.
Just a few things I've heard from victims of domestic violence.
1. I'll just give him another chance
2. It's not that bad.
3. All men are like this.
4. He'll get better once we're married.
Just a few things I've heard months/years later:
1. She's dead
2. She's in a coma
3. He killed her child.
4. He's now beating his new girlfriend.
He is not well. He is mentally ill on a multitude of levels. He is that guy who punched you in the face then said it was your fault. He's the guy who raped your 10 year old daughter then said she seduced him. He's the guy who smacked the ice cream out of your hand and called you a disgusting pig. I will not give him a chance. This is not a liberal/conservative thing. At this point I would be thrilled to have Mitt Romney as president. I'd even take George W. Bush. Donald Trump isn't just someone I disagree with on policy and economy. He is a terrifying, sick, monster. He's a pathological liar and a sex offender. He is not my president. He never will be.

Monday, January 9, 2017

How I Really Feel

All I will say to those who voted for Trump and expect me to suck it up is this......    I listened as you called my President a Muslim.
I listened as you called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as you said he wasn't born here.
I watched as you blocked every single path to progress that you could.
I saw the pictures you made of him as Hitler.
I watched you shut down the government and hurt the entire nation, twice.
I watched you turn your backs on every opportunity to open a worthwhile dialog.
I watched you say that you would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
I listened as you openly said that you will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as you did just that.
I listened.
I watched.
I paid attention.

Now, I'm being called on to be tolerant.
To move forward.
To denounce protesters.
To ‘Get over it.’
To accept this...
I will not.

I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
I will do this as quickly as possible, every chance I get.
I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to you.
The people who voted for him. Yes you, the ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
I will do this so that you never forget.
And you will hear me.
You will see it in my eyes when I look at you.
You will hear it in my voice when I talk to you.
You will know that I know who you are.
You will know that I know what you are.

Do not call for my tolerance. I've tolerated all I can.
Now it's your turn to tolerate the ridicule.
Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day forward is now Trump's fault just as much as you thought it was Obama's.
I find it unreasonable for you to expect from me what you were entirely unwilling to give.

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