This was written by Travon Free, one of the writers for Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal.
This was written by Travon Free, one of the writers for Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal.
The other day, someone sent out a request that we “Resisters” send all of our Republican “friends” a nice holiday card with a black reindeer on a sleigh being pulled by a bunch of gay reindeer (although, I don’t know how you’d draw gay worker beasts in action, but I digress).
I thought, why not take it a step further. I think someone should send all Republican elected assholes a nice card with a black hand on it to let them all know what they need to keep their eyes open for.
BTW: This is a nod to the letters our Irish pals all got in Peaky Blinders.
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A lot has been said about Colin Kaepernick and what he was doing / wasn’t doing as our national anthem was playing that day he took a knee.
The rabid racist right wing took the trump administration lead and claimed that Colin was doing it to disrespect our military. To disrespect our glorious flag and Francis Scott’s song we adopted as our national anthem. People have been herded into an angry corral of race-hate and bitterness.
Unfortunately, like so many things coming out of the trump administration and the republican right, these people are being mislead by people who simply want to con people and divide Americans against one another.
In reality, Colin Kaepernick was influenced in his decision to take a knee by his friend — a decorated Green Beret, Nate Boyer.
“Soldiers take a knee in front of a fallen brother’s grave, you know, to show respect. When we’re on a patrol, you know, and we go into a security halt, we take a knee, and we pull security.”
There was no disrespect intended towards anyone. It was a moment of silence meant to draw attention to the systematic racism inherent in the near-genocidal deaths of innocent black men and boys at the hands of white police officers. Murders that not a single one was prosecuted. It was a peaceful, respectful call for a wholesale change in our culture towards peace and a newfound love for fellow man.
The following video is from an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher that explains what the whole thing was and wasn’t about, and why good folk shouldn’t be judgemental and full of hate toward Colin Kaepernick because of this innocent and respectful protest.
Unite. It means something.
Republicans see that their party is walking rot. A living corpse. Without honor. Led by a Russian useful idiot godless rich POS. They have done nothing but obstruct progress and spread their darkness like a virus cancer for the last decade.
Their leader is destroying America as he destroys the very fabric of Western Civilization. They are utterly destroying our healthcare system. They are hastening the a thermonuclear war which will end our species on this planet long before the Global Climate Change they have welcomed on us does it in slo-mo.
Now, the Deplorables cry out that we UNITE and fix the problems THEY created. Well, I am for uniting. But, not with Republicans. Not with a damn one of them. They caused all of this shit, now they can lock themselves up in their rooms, stay high and quiet on Oxycodone until they die.
I do believe in uniting, though. Liberals of all ages who have RESISTED the slow-disgraceful de-evolution of the Republican cabal. Tonight in New York’s Central Park, We did just that . This is Stevie Wonder singing five or so decades of hits that shaped all of our lives.
He was supposed to hand the stage off to the Grasshopper, Pharrell to kind of hand off the baton to a musical disciple.
In the end, poor Pharrell was either too awed by being around Stevie or he got too high in the trailer to carry the baton (which would be hyper-ironic concerning Millennials being able to ever being able to host our planet, but I digress). People still dame together and danced and loved. The Global Citizen Festival was a GIANT success.
A while back, Jimmy Kimmel had a Senator Bill Cassidy on his show. Bill PROMISED Jimmy that he would write a bill that would make sure that Jimmy’s son would remain able to have health insurance. See, Jimmy’s newborn was born with a heart defect and is only able to live because the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — makes sure those with preexisting medical conditions are able to be insured.
Well, it turns out that Cassidy is a Republican and *surprise* Republicans are half-witted white supremacist LIARS. Cassidy is the Cassidy in the Graham-Cassidy Republican Healthcare poison pill.
Surprise, it wipes out coverage for people with preexisting conditions.
Jimmy had to endure some anti-science cretins who came out against *him* for calling Cassidy out for lying right to his face on national TV.
Of course, first came Cassidy himself. Then Lindsey Graham. Then Fox talking slime, Brian Kilmeade and was followed by some condescending tripe out of Chris Christie’s fat mouth (even though he, too, was even against this sick bill.
So, Jimmy sat down with his son who is alive because of Obamacare, and wrote a nice monologue response to Cassidy and Lindsey Graham.
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As you’ll see in Jimmy Kimmel’s video from his show last night, below, Kimmel basically roasted to charcoal all involved in this sick, bigoted mess of a tax giveaway to the super-rich under the guise of “healthcare,” and also noted that:
Kimmel shows he very much gets it. It’s Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, along with Trump and all of the rest of the Deplorable anti-science, pro-rich daddy tax break Senators who actually back it who don’t.
Even with as much of a BAD joke as this bill is and with as ZERO support as it has, don’t assume it is going to crash and burn. It is still up to YOU to activate and make it DIE. Until we depose this criminally illegitimate poseur of a President and right the good ship America, we are going to have to FIGHT for every breath. Nazis never let up. These Nazis have an ex-KGB spy for their leader.
Flood the lines of these “swing voters” with phone calls and tell them mitts off ACA.
Start making the calls!
California governor Jerry Brown has had to take the reins to right California’s ecological wagon as Trump spooked the horses and left it careening toward a mountain bend. Old West movie stylz. In a nut-shot to Trump, Brown has announced plans to have California host a Global Climate Summit this summer. Not to mention the fact that he has already announced that California — the 5th largest economy in the world — will abide by, and exceed the goals set by the 2016 Paris Climate Accord.
Donald Trump has completely dropped the ball for America where US climate maintenance is concerned.
He’s hired a director of the Environmental Protection Agency who vowed years before to destroy the agency, and has sued it to do just that.
“For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn.
Now, as head of the agency, he it taking counsel from Oil Industry executives and has slashed regulations that protect Americans from their air and water poisoned by corporations.
Below, a TV interview Brown gave to a hostile reporter. He handled himself with, dare I say, Presidential demeanor? And, no, I don’t think Jerry will or WOULD run for President in 2020. The right will just have to continue looking for the Donkey to pin the target on for now. Jerry will retire to legend and mountains of gratitude from his constituents when his next term runs out.
Since our Executive and Legislative branches of government have completely let us down, it is up to Democratic Governors of the states with more than 4 million more voters than the Right Wing Red State Confederacy to save all out butts.
Democratic Governors Association –> https://democraticgovernors.org/
Alex Jones sends creepy teenage pedo-bears out into the heart of RESISTANCE profiles to accost children. Fortunately, these childrens’ parents teach them to look out for creepy stalker-men working for Nazi front-groups.
Enjoy watching one of them nut-punch one of the InfoWars minions:
You know things are going South for Trump and the Republican Party when Alex Jones spends an entire webisode of his InfoWars show railing on the Ruling Bossman White Supremacist set. He was even — next to Bannon — perhaps Trump’s most ardent supporter in media (my how FOX has fallen). But, Jones even dumps a truckload of horse crap on Trump’s shine.
What to do? Should all Republicans jump ship and sail into the sunset with David Duke? It’s such a confusing time.
PPP Poling just took a poll and released it to our friend Rachel Maddow before they were released today.
Rachel Maddow –> http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show
It asked the following three questions:
By 20 points, he should resign (at minimum). But, a third of Americans think he is above American jurisprudence? You can’t fix *that*
A pretty clear majority already “believe” he dunnit. That number only goes up. I don’t want to be held to it, but, by the time the fan is flingin’ crap, It goes 77-15-8.
Data follows the former results, for the most part. When Mueller releases the grand jury wolves, it won’t deviate as dramatically as the previous question, IMHO. A significant amount of people will use “FAKE NEWS” as a reason to justify their own credibility lapse.
The deplorably bigoted, willfully-ignorant self-haters of the now nervous Tea Party still cling to a dark hope. They still cling to the white supremacist ideal where “the browns” all serve them as the South rises again. Where life SUCKS for everyone not embarrassingly wealthy.
These tragic fools made a wish upon a star and got their baby-handed idiot king. They got their Trump.
The resistance is fighting tooth and nail to remove the cancer and heal what the idiot-King has sickened. People are screaming for a hero-figure to be like Godzilla beating down Mothra in a duel to the glorious end, But, as exciting and worthy as this path seems, it is that good intention that lines the road to Hell. There is another way, and it doesn’t call for finding a super-candidate to stand up to the serial-lying; compulsive pussy-grabbing,’ half-witted; cowardly man-toddler.
It involves finding the heroes around you and uniting behind a single, overarching ideal. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer teamed with the Democratic party to organize a group of artists to forward an idea of hope and determination. The intent is to help unite the resistance to take back the hope and expectation that was stolen from all of us.
Here are the top-two posters, courtesy Chuck.
America was NOT made “great again. She was molested, mocked, and left naked in front of a city bus come morning. The Make America Great Again logo is a cruel joke, now. A better deal is what we all need. It’s concise and easy to relate to and recall.
What We All Need: A Better Deal. The working man and woman across the board has been either screwed or lined up along an alley wal to be screwed. Families all across the spectrum and from sea to shining sea are suffering from both Trump’s crazed cartoon leadership and the Republican Congress’ fringe, anti-American agenda. We need a better deal just to heal from years of their legislated regressive greed, self-hate, and lonely bitterness.
They say that most politics are local. Whoever *they* are, they aren’t just spitting into the wind.
in 2018, we are going to need to develop the legend not of the future King, but of the heroes around us, representing us against the Reich. Our State, Gubernatorial, Congressional, and Senatorial leaders will guide us to a representative system that actually represents all of us.
There are so many Democratic-aligned heroic figures across the country holding the flag for the resistance to Trump and the Republican party he leads who deserve your sweat tears, and laughter as you volunteer to help them help you to an intimidating body. You are going to find it so satisfying and life-affirming that you’re not going to have time or a care in the world for national politics the next time it rears its proud head.
By the time it does, we will have gathered around us those who would deliver bills worthy of our pride in our President signing into Law.
We will draw to us a legislative body that admonishes the toxic ideology of the fringe right.
A body politic that admonishes state-sponsored christo-sharia occultism.
A body politic that admonishes the Heritage Foundation eat-the-poor neocon chickenhawk drum beating.
When we flip the house and maybe, like 2006, the Senate with it, we can coalesce around a national leader in earnest. It’s been so long since we had that, I doubt most even remember what it was like.
Until then, the only thing any of us need to worry about is taking back or defending our states!!