Saturday, December 24, 2016

Micheal Moore's Five Point Plan

Michael Moore's Five Point Plan
Michael Moore's Five Point Plan for the Trump Era
Remember that story about the little Dutch boy with his thumb in the dike. We all have to be that little Dutch boy now because America has sprung about 100 million leaks.

Moore gave his five point plan on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC.

1. Visit your member of Congress.
The House members have offices in their districts. Go and pay them a visit. If the House is not in session, they should be in their district office. If you can’t visit in person, send them a snail mail letter. Better yet, do both.

Show up at their town halls and let them know what you think. Demand that they hold a town hall.

Find your Representative here:
(Enter your address, and you will be taken to your representative’s page. Click on his/her picture, and then scroll down to see their local office address.)

Visit and write even if your Representative is a Democrat. We need to let the Democrats know that we stand with them. And also, we are watching.

2. Insist the DNC appoint progressive leaders.
In addition to being progressive, the chair of the DNC should be someone who can do the job full-time.

Tom Perez was a good choice. 

3. Form your own rapid response team.
We can’t let them sneak anything by us. We have to be ready to respond. That’s one reason I started a facebook page, Blue America Fights Back. (Please join it.) The idea is to have a place to post so that the word gets out quickly.

You can start a facebook page for your district, your state, or just for your circle of friends or neighbors.

4. Plan to go to Inaugural Weekend Protests.
The Women's March on January 21 was a huge success--over a million and a half in Washington Dc alone, with million more in other U.S. cities and in cities around the world. 

Citizens have kept the pressure up. There are major marches and protests almost every week. 

One protest we can all do is to not watch the inaugural on TV. I am also not watching any TV that day, network or cable. I want to punish all the channels that purport to have news shows—they were all guilty of dereliction of duty. They chased ratings instead of truth.

Don’t worry that you will miss anything. It is going to be very boring. No one you ever heard of is willing to perform at either the ceremony or any of the inaugural balls. Even the high school marching bands have refused to show up, and high school marching bands never miss an opportunity to march.

5. Have a Plan B--As bad as you think it be, it will be worse.
We know that it will be really, really bad, worse than our worst nightmare. His cabinet and staff picks are abysmal. Most are totally unqualified for their positions and lack any relevant experience.

And the ones that are “qualified,” like Steve Bannon and KellyAnne Conway, are despicable people. I put qualified in quotes because they are qualified to promote president Trump, but they are not the people who should advising a president of the United States of America. (N.B. I used a lower case “p” for “president Trump” because I can’t bear to give Trump the title. I will continue to do that for as long as he is in office.)

Bannon is head of the alt-right website, Brietbart News. If you don’t know what alt-right means--just think “Nazi” and you will be close enough.

KellyAnne Conway is the most practiced liar I have ever seen, second only to the Trumpmeister himself. Catch her in a lie (and just about everything she says is a lie) and she will segue smoothly to the next lie. She tell her lies with a smile—it’s like pouring honey over a turd—it still stinks and it still attracts flies.

Anyhow, be prepared to be flexible. The Trump administration will try to shut down protest. We must protest in such massive numbers that they can’t shut us down. 

Pay Attention to Local Elections.
The elections of 2018, especially the ones for your state's governor, House, and Senate, should be our focus now. These elections determine who will draw up the districts. If we win these elections, we can brek up the gerrymandering that has given the U.S. House of Representatives their unbeatable majority.  

Watch the Interview.
You can watch the full interview on the YouTube video below. Don’t miss the end when Michael Moore entertains us by singing a Christmas carol, The Little Drummer Boy. He probably chose it to remind us to beat the drums of protest. And because there is no Christmas carol called The Little Dutch Boy.

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The Orange Hitler

Trump is Putin's Puppet

Donald Trump is Whiny Little Bitch

The Revenge of the Yahoos

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Donald Trump Satirical Meme Scrapbook

I found a bunch of memes to explain who Donald Trump is, why he got elected, and how he is destroying America. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, so I’m letting the pictures tell the story. (With a little bit of commentary.)

Save America from Donald Trump.
Someone,  Please! Save America from Donald Trump! 

Who is Donald Trump? Maybe this picture will give you a hint. 

Donald Trump as Hitler
Is Donald Trump Americas Hitler? 

We knew who he was. He didn’t try to hide it. It was his supporters liked him. The more hatred he spewed, the more they liked him.

Trump is a demogouge.
Trump is a narcissistic, racist, demogouge.

Time magazine chose Trump as “Person of the Year.”  The photo of him was very interesting. It suggested that he was the devil (Notice the horns.) And to add further insult, they used a picture which showed his bald head showing through his comb over. The graphic designers at Time Magzine are pros—no way this happened by accident.

Trump's Time Magazine cover photo
TIME Magazine made Trump look like the devil.

Trump has been doing rallies even though the election is over. He just can’t get enough of those adoring crowds. The love doesn’t go both ways though. At a recent Victory Rally, he actually said, “I don’t need you anymore.” The crowd cheered. Maybe they will eventually realize that Trump is not going to keep any of his promises to them. Here is the hat he should be handing out now. 

Trump Suckers Hat
A Trump hat that says "suckers".

Trump supporters really are a special kind of stupid.

Trump Voters Stupid
Trump voters are a special kind of stupid. 

Yes, I blame the ignorant suckers in this country for the disaster that is about to overtake the United States. But I also have to blame the media. Most of the news networks understood who Trump was, but he put on a good show and they wanted ratings. So they aired “The Donald Trump Runs for President” reality show constantly. They showed his rallies in full. This pumped up Trump’s personal ratings.

Trump Free Media
The media was Trumps enablers.

Hillary got some air time, but it was mostly the incessant chatter over her emails. Hillary did nothing illegal, no classified material fell into the wrong hands, and Hillary apologized. It was a non-issue.

The Republican director of the FBI, James Comey, found no evidence of any illegal wrongdoing. But then since he couldn’t indict her, he smeared her. And when the hullabaloo died down, he revived it with his discovery of new emails, which turned out to be duplicates. Comey, more than anyone, may have won the election for Trump. Trump owes Comey bigly.

Trump Kisses Comey
Trump gives Comey a wet one in appreciation.

And let’s not forget the Russian Connection. WikiLeaks gave the media more emails, and the media promptly blew it up into a scandal. Every day the media would pick one and pretend to be shocked over something that amounted to nothing. They would drop it the next day and move on to the next email-of-the-day. 

WikiLeaks sinks Hillary
WikiLeaks also helped to sink Hillary's campaign.

We must also give some credit to the Religious right in this country. They supported Trump and exposed themselves as hypocrites.

Golden Calf Trump
Trump is the Golden Calf the religious right worshiped. 

Now Trump is President-Elect Trump. The sane people in this country hoped against hope that Trump would at least surround himself with smart people. Nope! Trumps picks for his staff and cabinet are billionaires and millionaires, generals, and extremists (like Steve Bannon, Mike Flynn, and John Bolton) He’s picking people like himself.

The people Trump is picking for cabinet posts have no experience that qualifies them for the position they are being given.

Trump cabinet cat
Maybe Trump wlil put an actual cat in his cabinet. 
To make things even worse, most of Trumps picks want to destroy the organization they are supposed to lead.  It seems like Trump is actively trying to destroy the United States.

Trump's Cabinet
Trump's cabinet picks want to destroy the organizations
they are supposed to lead.  

The latest cabinet pick is Rick Perry, former governor of Texas and former presidential candidate who said he wanted the Department of Energy gone. At least that is what he meant to say. He couldn't remember the name of the agency he wanted gone. Perry's most recent experience is a stint on Dancing with the Stars. He was painful to watch and he was booted out on week 3. 

Trump Cabinet Fox Hen-house
Trumps cabinet picks are like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. 

But Trump's most shameful pick is Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil for Secretary of State. Tillerson has worked at ExxonMobil for his entire career and he is very chummy with Putin. So I guess Tillerson is Trump's thank you to Russia. 

And just to make sure we have the worse State Department ever, Trump is expected to name neo-con John Bolton for Deputy Secretary of State. 

Trump is surrounding himself with current and former Goldman Sachs executives--including the man he chose to be his top economic adviser, Goldman Sachs president and COO Gary Cohn. Is this how Trump drains the swamp?

Every time I think it can't get any worse, Trump announces a new pick and it is even worse. I created this campaign poster based on a photo Bill Maher used on his HBO show. The campaign is over, but will the nightmare ever end?

The Scream Trump Pence Poster.
The Scream Trump Pence Poster. 

Now we have a bunch of new scandals. This time the scandals are about Donald Trump. Russia blatantly interfered in our election to help Trump. The CIA has definitely concluded that Putin was behind the leaked emails of the DNC and John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chair. There are only three questions remaining--did Russia hack the vote counts, did Trump collude with Putin, and why does Trump deny Russia role in the election.  

Trump Russia FBI
Trump denies the Russian Connection.

Another scandal is the rampant conflict of interests that Trump has. He promised to give us his plan to separate himself from his business interests on December 15. On December 13, he cancelled the press conference and moved it to sometime in January 2017. (Or maybe 2020, he didn't actually specify.)

The country doesn't even know just how far-reaching these conflicts are. He is CEO of a privately held company and he will not release his tax returns.  

Trump Conflict-of-Interest
Trump has many conflicts of interest.

If Trump's actions as President-Elect are any indication we are in for four years of the United States of Trump. 

So far Trump has shown no interest in doing anything but rewarding donors and cronies (and Russia). Plus using his office to enrich himself. His children (who will be running Trump enterprises) sit in on meetings and phone calls with foreign leaders. When he speaks with foreign leaders, he discusses his business interests in their countries--and lo, permits are suddenly granted. (Or sometimes, as happened with Turkey, Trump's business interests are held hostage to obtain a favor from Trump.)

Trump World Danger
Trump is dangerous because of his ignorance.

Trump is so busy seeing to his business interests that he won't even take his security briefings. He said, "I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years..I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know.'"

We know Trump skips CIA briefings, but he never misses SNL.

Obama responded saying the intelligence agencies "are full of extraordinarily hard-working, patriotic and knowledgeable experts, and if you are not getting their perspective, then you are flying blind."

Trump is willfully ignorant and this will have consequences,
like it did the last time we had a willfully ignorant president. 

Bill Maher said, "It's like watching a play with a gun." 

The entire country, the entire word is in the hands of this one person. Unless! Unless someone can do something! Will the Trump Electors refuse to vote for him? Can the recount give the election to Hillary? Can some lawsuit undo this? Can Trump be arrested before he even takes office? 

Can America boot out this racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, greedy narcissistic con-man who played the American voters. Is is not too late to save us from a sham-president? 

Lady Liberty boots Trump
Can America boot out this sham president.

There is a facebook group for people who want to fight back. It is called Blue America Fights Back. 

I had to cap this off with one of the best SNL video clips ever!

Insane Clown President
CLICK HERE for more info

Matt Taibbi is a great reporter and writer. I’ve been a fan for years.

In Insane Clown President you will see the 2016 presidential contest through the eyes of Matt Taibbi. 

Follow along from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion. This book tells the story of Western civilization’s very own train wreck.

You might also want to read:

Brace for Impact

The Orange Hitler

Trump is Putin's Puppet

Donald Trump is Whiny Little Bitch

Michael Moore's Five Point Plan

The Revenge of the Yahoos