Yo Republicans–House Un-American Activities Committee Ring a Bell?

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Seriously, folks. Are you in comas? Trump just threatened Iran, a week after holding a two-hour one-on-one meeting with Soviet dictator Vladimir Putin, days after the Justice Department indicted 12 Russians in great detail for interfering with the 2016 elections to benefit Trump, at the same time every other American government entity agrees Russia is actively engaged in cyber warfare with the United States.

Anticommunist_Literature_1950sGOP Representatives and Senators, how do you describe un-American activities nowadays? Not a Joseph McCarthy wannabe in your group? Think about it — you could make good on this error. Rewrite history with…FACTS! Do you physically need to be shaken to remember McCarthyism?

Let me save you the Google trip:  According to Wikipedia: it’s the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.[1] The term refers to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and has its origins in the period in the…

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Double Standard or What?

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So what if a group or a politician — it could be anyone from, oh say, The ACLU or a Christian parish to Representative Nancy Pelosi or Senator Paul Ryan, had a really bad moment.

  • They felt threatened by, oh say, POTUS befriending and meeting secretly with a cold-blooded dictator like Putin.
  • Or the idea of separating asylum seeking refugee babies from their parents felt decidedly un-American.
  • Or tapes came to light of Trump and his former fixer discussing paying off Trump’s lovers’ within weeks of the presidential election smacked of effecting voting trends.

And, in an irrational moment, they tweet:

To US President Trump: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS.

Is that overlooked…

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Vote with Your Wallet: Buycott for Social Justice

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Trump’s conduct has gotten so extreme that even mainstream and venerable news outlets have started comparing his conduct to fascism. Many of Trump’s major business already cut ties with him. NBC and Macy’s as well as many other companies that do business with Trump ended their relationship over the summer. It’s a good start. But there’s more work to do.
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This campaign is targeting remaining Trump business associations so you can boycott Trump @ Boycott Trump Products
And there’s more to do if you’re so inclined.

What is Buycott?

Buycott is the easy, empowering way to vote with your wallet. Join campaigns to support causes that you care about, then use Buycott when you shop to discover how a manufacturer matches up against your principles. Browse Buycott for Social Justice

Will this work in my country?

Buycott has millions of users from 192 countries, and is available everywhere. However, since…

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Actions=Consequences. Help create list supporting GOP-Friendly Business

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If you don’t want to support racism, help here.

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It’s always about the money. Anti-immigration, healthcare rollbacks, white supremacy, support for Russia, North Korea and Chinese alliances are only a handful of the atrocities occurring daily. They happen not only because the current president and republicans refuse to stand up to a platform built on lies, hate and bigotry, but because they’re profiting from it.

Boycotting businesses and other organizations friendly to an entire political party unwilling to stop the insanity is a powerful tool. Here’s an example The Nation recently posted in “The Social Shaming of Racists is Working”

“The assertion of private authority over public space now comes with a social cost. That is what happened to Aaron Schlossberg, the Manhattan lawyer who threatened to call ICE on the Spanish-speaking food workers and customers in New York. His law practice soon plummeted in customer ratings; he was hounded by reporters seeking comment; and his corporate landlord terminated…

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Republican’s Do-Nothing Humane Platform

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Republicans latest show of spinelessness is in not loudly denouncing Trump for his recent lies about Democrats being responsible for the current immigration crisis. Who knew a political party could take do-nothing to such new lows?

Remember when then-President Obama tried to fill a Supreme Court vacancy? The GOP was proud as peacocks blatantly disregarding the rule of law.

The party of Trump lacks a moral compass. The results are a demonstrable disregard for the basic tenets of our democracy not to mention humanity. Hypocrisy and racism as party planks?

“There really is something unique about the position Republican senators are taking with respect to the Scalia vacancy,” said Professor Mazzone, who teaches at the University of Illinois. We really did not find any precedent … that a sitting president could be denied outright the authority to offer up a nominee who would receive evaluation through normal Senate processes.”

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NRA-National Raging Asses (Psssst. This isn’t normal.)

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So much to be outraged about. So little time.

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These aren’t even the words I wanted to use, but I hope it gets your attention. See the great NPR link below. In the meantime, here’s the brilliant, wealthy NRA CEO/Lobbyist Wayne LaPierre’s recent comment:

“What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding — think about that,” LaPierre said. “Their solution is to make you, all of you, less free. They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of the family, the failure of America’s school systems and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI.”

Law-abiding? Haven’t we shown the last mass murders at schools and religious institutions aren’t done by law-abiding citizens?

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Our genius president wants to arm teachers who are comfortable with weapons and even give them a bonus. And now he just said, “I really think the NRA wants to do what is right.”

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