The list so far

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  • #26565
    Andy Brown
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    Taking Andrew’s suggestion to forget reviewing all the hypocrisy going on (it’s undeniable so why bother?) it’s time to make sure we have a list of the planned and already executed changes being done to finance the wall and tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.

    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.
    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 okay.

    If drumpf and the Republicans are not stopped, it will turn the U.S. into a third world country.

    * 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.

    #26572
    Brianl
    Participant

    Wow, looks like Hitl Trump is off to a roaring start.

    America, this is what fascism looks like.

    #26574

    “Here is a list below. We are 4 days in.
    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 okay.”

    It’s Trump Derangement Syndrome that isn’t normal. It’s not healthy either.

    I thought it was only extreme rightwing nutjobs who wore tinfoil hats. Trump has brought their leftwing brothers out of the woodwork.

    #26575
    Andrew
    Participant

    So what is inaccurate in Andy’s post? Specifics? Just because you don’t like facts doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

    #26578
    Langston
    Participant

    In addition to the list Carl Bernstein says senior Republicans are talking amongst themselves about Donald being delusional. Unchartered territory.

    #26580
    LurkingGrendel
    Participant

    You’re a proven liar and a colossal hypocrite, Bacon. Keep on sucking that bubble air.

    Trump’s behaving like a lunatic. Or at the least, like a thin skinned, bullying, not that bright, petulant, child. It’s a widely held observation. He’s scaring the hell out of everyone who’s not already a deluded, partisan hack.

    Any, if not the majority, of his so called actions to date are either unworkable, illegal, half baked, and often would have exactly the opposite of their intended effect if enacted. It’s not a partisan take. It’s objective reality.

    The opposition to Trump is not a party issue. It’s about the country.

    He’s not remotely capable of doing this job; as should have been apparent a long time ago. I know kids with more self control; and with more respect for our government and the U.S. Constitution.

    Tiny Hands appears to believe the U.S. Presidency means he’s the boss of everyone and everything and we need to hop to his bidding without question or comment. That’s not how it works. He’s supposed to be working for us. All of us. That’s kind of hard to do when, demonstrably, you don’t care about anyone other than yourself.

    I’m counting down the days until the 46th President of the United States is sworn in. While I may not agree with Mike Pence about much of anything, at least he doesn’t appear to be mentally ill nor do I worry about him inadvertently killing all of us in a nuclear holocaust.

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