odinsblog: U.S. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib watching…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

odinsblog:

U.S. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib watching Republicans trying to defend Donald Trump at the Cohen hearings.

🤔😒🤔

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saywhat-politics: Poster outside in Texas

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

saywhat-politics:

Poster outside in Texas

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Twitter (which for me is mostly US politics twitter, because I intentionally segregated my social…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Twitter (which for me is mostly US politics twitter, because I intentionally segregated my social media into (politics) | (uplift|landscapes|droll webseries|birds|pretty dresses) in November 2016, is making me super sad lately.

Why you have to be that way, @jbc99 twitter?

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i-find-the-beauty-in-chaos: osointricate: How about we vote in a law that puts a cap on how long a…

Friday, January 25th, 2019

i-find-the-beauty-in-chaos:

osointricate:

How about we vote in a law that puts a cap on how long a government shut down can happen… say 20 days… before the president has to agree to a budget solution or else the 21st day congress begins the process of impreachment because civilian jobs and salaries and livelihoods are not a bargaining tool for the president to abuse is order to get their way

If you aren’t serving the people then you aren’t doing the job of the presidency and you need to be replaced

AMEN

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Sign the petition: Stand up for a Green New Deal

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Sign the petition: Stand up for a Green New Deal

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politicalprof: “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor…

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

politicalprof:

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

— Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union” speech, 1860

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Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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“FEMA is certainly correct that disasters must be managed at all levels, but the most important…”

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

“FEMA is certainly correct that disasters must be managed at all levels, but the most important lesson of the 2017 disaster season is that weather disasters are becoming more frequent and more damaging. The government’s failure to grapple with that reality contributed to FEMA’s poor response. For example, the 1988 Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act—the law that gave FEMA its authority to coordinate disaster relief efforts—ensured that the agency could only re-build Puerto Rico’s weak electricity system after it was wiped out by Maria; it was not allowed to spend money on rebuilding a more resilient electricity system. FEMA could have suggested a change in that law in its after-action report. And yet, just as the agency failed to mention climate change in its February report, it failed to do so in last week’s report. Extreme weather is getting more extreme, and until FEMA recognizes and acts on that reality, it will find itself overwhelmed indefinitely.”

The Troubling Failure of America’s Disaster Response | The New Republic
(via dendroica)

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I’ve set my alarm for 3 a.m.; hopefully by the time this posts I’ll be asleep.There’s a really neat…

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

I’ve set my alarm for 3 a.m.; hopefully by the time this posts I’ll be asleep.

There’s a really neat beach that I’ve never been to. I was planning to try to get there this weekend, but we’re traveling on Sunday, which means I’d need to go Saturday. And at this point I can’t not participate in the local protest, even though it will probably be small, even though my own contribution will be pathetic and inadequate.

So I’ve decided to use a day of PTO and go tomorrow instead, spend some time by myself with just the wind and the grass, a few cows. And the birds.

I’m hoping for Grasshopper Sparrows. I’d never seen them IRL until this year, when I found out you can see them in SBA; you just have to work for them.

It’s nice to be able to achieve something.

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) by Flickr user Dominic Sherony

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

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One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism: Not Him But Us

Friday, May 25th, 2018

One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism: Not Him But Us

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Hi Bitches! I just wanted to pop in to ask if you’d be willing to signal boost that USA primaries are currently happening, and not only should you vote for house/senate, but also make sure to look up your judicial nominees if you have any! Judges are the eventual true decision-makers on the rights of workers v corporations, and voting against a judge who doesn’t believe in workers rights is one way to make a HUGE difference! Thanks for all you do 💜

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Oh my stars and stripes! YOU’RE RIGHT!

ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING RICH BITCHES AND BITCH-AFFILIATED AMBITIOUS YOUNGLINGS.

Here in the USA, it’s political primary season. This is when districts all over the country (yes, including yours) are choosing their candidates for election. That’s right: at this moment, YOU have the power to decide who is even running for office. If you’ve ever said, “Voting just feels like choosing between the lesser of two evils,” then this is your chance to put less evil people on the ballot. I KNOW RIGHT?

As we’ve explained, voting and participating in your local government is one of the best ways to effect positive social and economic change in our country. And it’s not that hard! Here’s how you can get involved:

1. Register to vote. (You must be at least 18 and a US citizen.)

2. Educate yourself on how primaries work.

3. Show the fuck up at the polls.

That’s it! The process will vary by state, but GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND, YO. Get your friends together and go caucus as a unit! Make a date out of studying the candidates and quiz each other on their positions. CIVIC INVOLVEMENT IS SEXY AS HELL AND YOU SHOULD FUCKING DO IT.

This has been a Bitches Get Riches PSA. We now open the floor to your questions and/or comments. Reblogging with further information is highly encouraged.

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bobertlutece:this whole thing is way too good to be giffed you…

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

bobertlutece:

this whole thing is way too good to be giffed you need to expirience it 

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pointandshooter: cherry blossoms, Washington, DCphoto: David…

Friday, April 27th, 2018

pointandshooter:

cherry blossoms, Washington, DC

photo: David Castenson

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Thank god.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Thank god.

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swan2swan: untappedinkwell: swan2swan: As I understand it, the Order of Operations is as…

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

swan2swan:

untappedinkwell:

swan2swan:

As I understand it, the Order of Operations is as follows:

1. Focus on the Tax Bill. That’s happening this week. Shoot it down.

2. Immediately afterward, start promoting Doug Jones in Alabama and reminding everyone of Roy Moore’s problems. That election is on December 12.

3. In the meantime, Net Neutrality. The FCC votes on December 14th. Protest, boost, research, do whatever you can. 

I know #MeToo is important, I know Old Man Donald is still being a jerk, I know North Korea has a nuke, none of these are going to be dealt with before Christmas. There are three fronts to this fight: taxes, Alabama, FCC. These are the focal points. If we can win one of those, it’s going to have ramifications for the future. If we can win two, we’re in a pretty good place. We win all three, 2017 was a Good Year.

Taxes.

Doug Jones.

FCC.

Focus.

And then remind everyone to renew their healthcare. That deadline is December 15th.  

Yes that too

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We have grown too afraid of the consequences of impeachment and too complacent about the…

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

We have grown too afraid of the consequences of impeachment and too complacent about the consequences of leaving an unfit president in office. If the worst happens, and [redacted]’s presidency results in calamity, we will have no excuse to make, no answer to give. This is an emergency. We should break the glass.

Ezra Klein, The case for normalizing impeachment

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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Urgent: Stop the Trump Tax Plan & save health care

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

the-anxious-activist:

the-anxious-activist:

You can help stop the Trump tax plan and save the economy, health care, and education! :)

So, what is this tax plan anyway?

You’ve probably heard about the “tax plan” (often called by opponents ‘tax scam’) that has passed through the House and is now making its way to the Senate.  There are a lot of terrible things about it, but here are a few big ones:

So it’s bad.  Really, really bad.  That’s where we come in.

Here’s what you can do about it:

1) Call your senators!  We know that calling can be really hard, but it’s also the best way to move politicians (other than showing up in person, which is logistically tricky).  So, here are some tips for anxious people to make calling a little easier.

If you live in Maine, Wisconsin, Arizona, or Tennessee this is extra important since your Senators have already expressed doubt about the bill, but it’s important to call everybody with a vote!  First, find your senators’ contact info here and then you can use the script below:

Hi, I’m [NAME], a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling
about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has passed the House. I am strongly opposed to this bill. The proposed tax cuts will mostly
benefit the rich at the expense of programs that the working poor and
middle-class depend on like Medicaid and Medicare. I also strongly
oppose including an individual health care mandate in the tax plan.
Please tell Senator [NAME] to vote NO on this bill and keep opposing
attempts to sabotage healthcare. Please pass along my comments to the senator and tell [him/her] I will remember this issue when it comes time for reelection.  Thank you so much for taking my
call.

Too long for you?  This works too:

Hi, I’m [NAME], a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am
strongly opposed to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Please tell Senator [NAME] to vote NO on this bill and please tell [Him/Her] I will remember this issue when it comes time for reelection.  Thank you for your time.

This will take less than five minutes of actual calling time and then we recommend some chocolate and a nice cup of tea.  Or tea and chocolate first? If you can, please call.  If not, there’s something else you can do!

2) Send a fax!  We get it.  Sometimes you just CANNOT make a phone call, even though you really want to.  That’s ok. Don’t give up! Here’s something else you can do.  Send a fax!  This is better than email because a staffer has to physically deal with collecting it. 

You can just copy the message below and fill in your name, info, and their names / pronouns and use that as your message.  You don’t need a fax machine!  You can do it all online using this site: http://ift.tt/2iYIwCw . Just find your state and senators in the list.  Or, if you prefer, you can use resistbot to send the message.

Can’t do that or are you not a US citizen able to vote?  You can still help! 

3) Signal boost!  Help this post reach voters who can call and fax and help save America.

Thank you for your help! 

UPDATE:  Here’s a little more info on the 7 Republican senators who are possible “No’s” on the Tax Bill.  If you know anybody in Tennessee, Arizona, Montana, Maine, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, or Kansas, we extra need their voices in this.

Please signal boost!  Please fax!  Please call!  Please take care of yourselves!

Let’s make this a victory.

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America is facing an epistemic crisis – Vox

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

America is facing an epistemic crisis – Vox

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