This Week in Resistance – Just Can’t Stop Watching the News Edition

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain

An update on a classic. “School House Rock” for the Trump Era

English Class with Steven Colbert –  “Prepositions”

Need us some Seth Meyers

Tom MacArthur is “thanked” by his constituents from bringing AHCA back from the dead. (2 must see videos included inside)

Some news you may have missed… because, seriously, how much can we be expected to absorb?

 – Surprise! The House didn’t actually send the AHCA to the Senate! Who knew?

– Our President would like to jail reporters, just like any other dictator.

Protesting on a hot sidewalk has it’s charms but this makes it easier.

Environment Thanks!

 Thanks to all of you who wrote comment to the EPA! Even the guy who just wrote “NO”, over and over!

– Environmental scientist and water quality specialist Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro monitors the rivers out west for the NOAA by day and uses her spare time to engage and educate the public by participating in a wide variety of outreach programs. This  video represents just a fraction of the kind of work she does to help us better understand threats to the environment.

Send Okoro a postcard thanking her for studying and protecting our water. – Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro, 
Water Quality Specialist & Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5128, 
Washington, DC 20230

Political Thanks!

Our Assemblymember Monique Limón is a co-author of AB 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, which will help raise 1 million children in California out of poverty. Let’s thank Monique Limón for taking a stand to help children and families in California. Write Monique Limón: State Capitol, PO Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249

Thanks to our CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) for doing the right thing.

1300 I St., Ste. 1740, Sacramento, CA 95814 or (916) 445-9555

Thank you to Whomever/Whatever it was that made Jason Chaffetz resignChaffetz will soon be the former  head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the top investigative body in the chamber.

Thanks to Andrew McCabe, who didn’t knuckle under… Hero of the week award: Andy McCabe, who got 24 hours to prep for his first Senate hearing, and refused to toe the line the White House clearly wanted.

Entertainment Thanks!

Thank the MSNBC Chairman for keeping Lawrence O’Donnell.  MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack is trying to steer MSNBC in a more conservative direction (and Trump has been applying pressure to get rid of O’Donnell). Here’s how we can fight back!  EMAIL Lack and thank him for having O’Donnell on and how much we want him to stay:

Thank you to the TV sitcom “Mom” for putting values over promotion “Producers and stars of the CBS/Warner Bros. TV sitcom “Mom” have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year.”  Let’s thank actor Allison Janney and series co-creator/exec producer Chuck Lorre for coordinating this:  4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 136, 2nd Floor, Burbank, CA 91522

Thank you to Lorne Michaels to remind us that we’re not a full autocracy yet…There’s no question that our democracy is stronger because we embrace smart political satire. It keeps us honest, and it keeps us sane.  Lorne Michaels created Saturday Night Live back in 1975, and thank heavens he did. Some of the most important voices of our generation came up through the show, including Senator Al Franken, who was one of the original writers and worked on the show through the 90s.

Send him a note of thanks for keeping this going almost half a century later. Lorne Michaels
, Saturday Night Live
, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 
New York, NY – 10112



An Educational mission for you…

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was interviewed on ABC by George Stephanopoulos and she stated that Trump is the CEO of this country and can hire and fire anyone he wants:    Please take a moment to let Ambassador Haley that we have a republic, not a corporation: or United States Mission to the United Nations, 799 United Nations Plaza, NY, NY 10017

Resources to bookmark:

Rise Citizen’s Guide to the Budget

Hold your nose & dive into this: A History of the Trump/Russia Scandal

Meet one of the villains behind the curtain – Robert Mercer

The Kremlin Playbook “Understanding Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe

Blue Shield’s list of pre-existing conditions for removal or higher fees


Who is this Kobach character and why is everybody so upset about him?


(Thanks to Jen Hofman, Rogan’s List, Alison and Stephanie,Postcards from Kate and others throughout the still net-neutral web. Thanks to all.)

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