Forget about this guy for a moment. The nationwide debate over whether he is or is-not-a-racist, a closet Nazi, or just as clueless as a ham bone will not be decided in the next week in any meaningful way.
Congress is in “recess”, so some groups are taking rests too. But for those of us who spent the post-election weeks traumatized, 10 minutes a day of actually working to stop his agenda does not seem like a bad deal. It’s a great, useful form of therapy.
So, “Recess, schmeecess”, fellow resisters! Their offices are still open and taking calls. So while many of them are busy hiding from their constituents, let’s give them big call tallies as a “welcome back” present for when they return.
Today we’re putting out a list of environmental issues with proposed actions. Continue reading “Tuesday 8/15 – We’ve got a little list.”
Despite having never having watched Mr. Rogers as a child, a video of him speaking about how his mother taught him to deal with bad things has stuck with me.
And now, I too, look for the helpers when something terrible happens. And there they are. In Charlottesville. The heroes who jumped in to help in the face of imminent danger, the police who came from far away to keep people safe, including the state troopers who died, and the people who work, tirelessly, year-round, to make Virginia an good and more equitable place to live. And the brave resisters, of all types, who stood up for our morals and our values…
…from the woman who died…
Best quote: “We sent Dennis Rodman. I can’t believe that didn’t work.”
(Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of the retired American basketball player who has taken several trips to North Korea.)
For the most accurate analysis of what’s happening between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, we once again turn to our nation’s comedians.
Script: I’m calling Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to oppose Sam Clovis to serve as the Department of Agriculture’s top scientist. He is neither a scientist, nor does he accept that climate change is real. He has accused progressives of “enslaving” minorities, and called black leaders “race traders.” He is a purely political appointment with no real qualifications to serve.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Not in California? Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
COMMENT PERIOD TO SAVE CHANNEL ISLANDS EXTENDED TO AUG. 15
Script Idea (tweak this to make it your own words!): The Channel Islands are a valuable public resource and must be protected from exploitation for private profit. I strongly oppose any rollback of environmental protections for our Marine Sanctuaries. Any change in their size, designation or loss of environmental safeguards must be rejected.