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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1000 on: June 25, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
Watched EJ Hegar’s “doors” campaign ad (in Texas) and set up a monthly contribution, as I did previously with Amy McGrath in Kentucky.  They were combat pilots...won numerous medals, showed military leadership, married and had photogenic families...the very things that would have traditionally sent a white male to Congress.  But as women they had to fight like heck to get to fly.  If you haven't seen their ads, check them out!  My dad was an Air Force veteran and life long democrat....I wish he were here to see these women run for Congress.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1001 on: June 27, 2018, 12:03:00 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/who-is-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/index.html

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1002 on: June 27, 2018, 12:44:29 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/who-is-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/index.html

Congrats to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!  She's set to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress ifwhen she wins this fall.
That is a deep blue district. She's a lock. It's pretty exciting. :)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1003 on: June 27, 2018, 02:36:25 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/who-is-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/index.html
Congrats to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!  She's set to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress ifwhen she wins this fall.
That is a deep blue district. She's a lock. It's pretty exciting. :)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1004 on: June 27, 2018, 04:55:59 PM »

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1005 on: June 27, 2018, 05:45:47 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/who-is-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/index.html
Congrats to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!  She's set to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress ifwhen she wins this fall.
That is a deep blue district. She's a lock. It's pretty exciting. :)

Nobody is a lock. We need to fight for each one.

+1. Complacency lost the last election because who in their right mind would elect that asshole conman to the presidency? A lot of people, it turns out.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1006 on: June 27, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »
I went to pride, deeply ill. My friends made me stay in a Starbucks due to risk of collapse.

In the group behind me (3 young women, 1 slightly older) a flag and glitter enrobed young woman kept bitching to her companions that pride isn't political, people shouldn't make it political and it's for everyone, not just the dykes and fags, the older lady argued with her inefffectually, saying that pride is pride, and one younger one tried to speak up.

Eventually I turned and butted in, simply saying that when I was her age, I couldn't legally marry another woman, and that the reason I was in black, is because everyone in the village knew to warn each other about a possible serial killer. A serial killer who just got caught this year.

She shut the fuck up, her mother apologized.... and then it became clear that this young lady was 18, the other two were younger, and queer, and mama brought her daughter, daughter's girlfriend and an idiot other daughter to the big city for pride. I'm so glad the two youngest relaxed after that. And so glad they have a good mama

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1007 on: June 27, 2018, 07:15:14 PM »
I went to pride, deeply ill. My friends made me stay in a Starbucks due to risk of collapse.

In the group behind me (3 young women, 1 slightly older) a flag and glitter enrobed young woman kept bitching to her companions that pride isn't political, people shouldn't make it political and it's for everyone, not just the dykes and fags, the older lady argued with her inefffectually, saying that pride is pride, and one younger one tried to speak up.

Eventually I turned and butted in, simply saying that when I was her age, I couldn't legally marry another woman, and that the reason I was in black, is because everyone in the village knew to warn each other about a possible serial killer. A serial killer who just got caught this year.

She shut the fuck up, her mother apologized.... and then it became clear that this young lady was 18, the other two were younger, and queer, and mama brought her daughter, daughter's girlfriend and an idiot other daughter to the big city for pride. I'm so glad the two youngest relaxed after that. And so glad they have a good mama

I have a question, bisexual friendbeast. What are your thoughts on straight women frequenting lesbian bars?

Personally, I understand the motivation - a mixture of the exotic plus freedom from the vigilance of men+alcohol. Still, I find the assumption of unasked entry to be deeply presumptuous. Why should my space to relax and bond be one of the few safe spaces that's simply assumed to be open to the mainstream? White people don't assume welcome inside black safe spaces. Christians don't just cruise into Muslim safe spaces without invitation.   

Discussing these thoughts usually gets me called a troglodyte. Maybe you'll call me a troglodyte. Should that happen, I'll meekly shrug, and point out that eventually my type of attitudes will eventually fall to attrition as the more enlightened generation takes the reigns.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1008 on: June 28, 2018, 05:25:25 AM »
I think it's a... fraught question.
Beginning with the needs of the community: Does opening up the environment do as much to normalize non-straight relationships as it does to expose the community to risk? Gay bars exist because it is not safe to be gay in a regular bar, so the goal (ISTM) is that all gay bars eventually become just regular bars, because it's safe to be gay everywhere. But we don't live in that reality. There are still bars where it's dangerous to be gay. So there still need to be bars where it is explicitly safe to be gay.
To be more philosophical for a moment: The justification offered by straight women when they come into gay spaces is that straight women aren't safe in straight spaces (or are less safe, at any rate). So now we have sort of an asylum issue on our hands: Do gay spaces have an obligation to be safe spaces for straight Muslims, because we're all in here hiding from the Baptists? Safe spaces for straight black men, because we're all in here hiding from the skin heads?  But what's the alternative, send the boats back to Germany?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1009 on: June 28, 2018, 07:53:35 AM »
I went to pride, deeply ill. My friends made me stay in a Starbucks due to risk of collapse.

In the group behind me (3 young women, 1 slightly older) a flag and glitter enrobed young woman kept bitching to her companions that pride isn't political, people shouldn't make it political and it's for everyone, not just the dykes and fags, the older lady argued with her inefffectually, saying that pride is pride, and one younger one tried to speak up.

Eventually I turned and butted in, simply saying that when I was her age, I couldn't legally marry another woman, and that the reason I was in black, is because everyone in the village knew to warn each other about a possible serial killer. A serial killer who just got caught this year.

She shut the fuck up, her mother apologized.... and then it became clear that this young lady was 18, the other two were younger, and queer, and mama brought her daughter, daughter's girlfriend and an idiot other daughter to the big city for pride. I'm so glad the two youngest relaxed after that. And so glad they have a good mama

I have a question, bisexual friendbeast. What are your thoughts on straight women frequenting lesbian bars?

Personally, I understand the motivation - a mixture of the exotic plus freedom from the vigilance of men+alcohol. Still, I find the assumption of unasked entry to be deeply presumptuous. Why should my space to relax and bond be one of the few safe spaces that's simply assumed to be open to the mainstream? White people don't assume welcome inside black safe spaces. Christians don't just cruise into Muslim safe spaces without invitation.   

Discussing these thoughts usually gets me called a troglodyte. Maybe you'll call me a troglodyte. Should that happen, I'll meekly shrug, and point out that eventually my type of attitudes will eventually fall to attrition as the more enlightened generation takes the reigns.

It's the issue of intersectionality, yes?  We are living in a world where for several hundred years at least (personally I date it to white European men first circumnavigating the globe) the default human being is the white male heterosexual.  All of us who for one of more reasons aren't in that demographic  have to co-exist in the space that is left to us.   Because we don't have a fair share of the available human space, or the available human resources, we end up fighting among ourselves for whatever is left after the white male heterosexuals have taken more than their fair share.  We should all be fighting outwards but like rats in a trap it is far too easy for us to end up fighting each other.  And how can we be respectful of each other when white male heterosexuals are not respectful towards us?


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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1010 on: June 28, 2018, 09:16:33 AM »
I went to pride, deeply ill. My friends made me stay in a Starbucks due to risk of collapse.

In the group behind me (3 young women, 1 slightly older) a flag and glitter enrobed young woman kept bitching to her companions that pride isn't political, people shouldn't make it political and it's for everyone, not just the dykes and fags, the older lady argued with her inefffectually, saying that pride is pride, and one younger one tried to speak up.

Eventually I turned and butted in, simply saying that when I was her age, I couldn't legally marry another woman, and that the reason I was in black, is because everyone in the village knew to warn each other about a possible serial killer. A serial killer who just got caught this year.

She shut the fuck up, her mother apologized.... and then it became clear that this young lady was 18, the other two were younger, and queer, and mama brought her daughter, daughter's girlfriend and an idiot other daughter to the big city for pride. I'm so glad the two youngest relaxed after that. And so glad they have a good mama

I have a question, bisexual friendbeast. What are your thoughts on straight women frequenting lesbian bars?

Personally, I understand the motivation - a mixture of the exotic plus freedom from the vigilance of men+alcohol. Still, I find the assumption of unasked entry to be deeply presumptuous. Why should my space to relax and bond be one of the few safe spaces that's simply assumed to be open to the mainstream? White people don't assume welcome inside black safe spaces. Christians don't just cruise into Muslim safe spaces without invitation.   

Discussing these thoughts usually gets me called a troglodyte. Maybe you'll call me a troglodyte. Should that happen, I'll meekly shrug, and point out that eventually my type of attitudes will eventually fall to attrition as the more enlightened generation takes the reigns.

It's the issue of intersectionality, yes?  We are living in a world where for several hundred years at least (personally I date it to white European men first circumnavigating the globe) the default human being is the white male heterosexual.  All of us who for one of more reasons aren't in that demographic  have to co-exist in the space that is left to us.   Because we don't have a fair share of the available human space, or the available human resources, we end up fighting among ourselves for whatever is left after the white male heterosexuals have taken more than their fair share.  We should all be fighting outwards but like rats in a trap it is far too easy for us to end up fighting each other.  And how can we be respectful of each other when white male heterosexuals are not respectful towards us?


[Insert expressions of hurt feelings of white male heterosexuals below.]

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1011 on: June 28, 2018, 09:41:00 AM »
Y'all. Discussion thread, please. And positive engagement. No tarring large groups of people based on some quality out of their control.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1012 on: June 30, 2018, 07:43:30 AM »
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1013 on: June 30, 2018, 07:48:18 AM »
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1014 on: June 30, 2018, 10:05:20 AM »
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1015 on: July 01, 2018, 12:10:46 PM »
Now that Justice Kennedy is retiring Republicans in Arkansas's state legislature are proposing a ban on abortions with no exception for rape. I am horrified.  What actions should I take? So far I'm beginning to consider moving and talking to my gynecologic-oncologist about removing my uterus and remaining ovary, but that certainly doesn't improve the situation for anyone else.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1016 on: July 01, 2018, 12:21:14 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1017 on: July 01, 2018, 12:25:14 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?

Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1018 on: July 01, 2018, 12:33:21 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1019 on: July 01, 2018, 12:43:19 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1020 on: July 01, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1021 on: July 01, 2018, 01:00:05 PM »
craimund is trolling his right wing antics in all the threads here.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1022 on: July 01, 2018, 01:04:54 PM »
craimund is trolling his right wing antics in all the threads here.

Can't handle disagreement?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1023 on: July 01, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1024 on: July 01, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1025 on: July 01, 2018, 01:17:17 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/

I'm resisting the Democrats attempts to retake the Senate and delay the Supreme Court nomination of Kennedy's replacement.  Is that not political resistance? 

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1026 on: July 01, 2018, 01:23:46 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/

I'm resisting the Democrats attempts to retake the Senate and delay the Supreme Court nomination of Kennedy's replacement.  Is that not political resistance?

This thread is specifically about action. If you want to post a particular action you have taken in that respect, have at it.

Otherwise, go to the other thread.

EDIT: Please see the next post. Monkeyjenga, as the OP, makes the rules in this thread.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 01:32:16 PM by Kris »
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1027 on: July 01, 2018, 01:30:29 PM »
I have updated the first post to specify that this thread is for actions that oppose the current administration. craimund, you are welcome to create a new thread for pro-Trump/Republican actions.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1028 on: July 01, 2018, 03:51:10 PM »
I sent a letter to the editor of a publication to ask them to be better about how they are covering domestic violence, citing a recent problematic puff piece they put out.

MJ - I can remove this if you feel this is too off topic, just lmk. Not about the current US administration, but pushing back on the social crap that came along with it.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1029 on: July 02, 2018, 08:06:40 AM »
I took action by signing up as a volunteer for Run For Something.

My next action will be to participate in one of the volunteer orientation calls so I can further take action with the company.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1030 on: July 02, 2018, 07:58:44 PM »
Now that Justice Kennedy is retiring Republicans in Arkansas's state legislature are proposing a ban on abortions with no exception for rape. I am horrified.  What actions should I take? So far I'm beginning to consider moving and talking to my gynecologic-oncologist about removing my uterus and remaining ovary, but that certainly doesn't improve the situation for anyone else.
You mean, removing those organs to prevent an untenable pregnancy? That certainly seems drastic.  There are less harmful-to-your-health medical procedures for that. But perhaps you want to throw the bloody organs at Amy Barrett? I guess that would be good resistance theater.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1031 on: July 02, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
LOL iris lily, always the entertainer. You'd be a great old school "zap" activist.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1032 on: July 03, 2018, 05:06:43 AM »
Summer of resistance. Incredibly busy. In the past month,
- attended two popup vigils for the stolen children
- met up with two sets of friends at local rally on Saturday.  Record numbers showed up!
- recruited 5 new friends to resistance group
- wrote postcards to 8 swing Senators requesting that they delay confirmation of SC justice until conclusion of Mueller investigation because of conflict of interest
- wrote 22 postcards to voters in other states reminding them to vote in upcoming special elections
- planning phone calls to voters in states with swing senators asking them to call about SC justice

And not resistance but in support of stolen kids
- assembled care packages for immigrant children being held in my state
- gave money to pro bono legal organizations supporting immigrant organizations
- found speakers of native central American languages to translate for detained immigrants at border. Some of the detainees and separated children speak no English or Spanish

Incredibly upset about the whole situation.


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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1033 on: July 03, 2018, 06:18:39 PM »
Update to this story which was apparently aired 2 days after the Trump "No family seperation" policy..

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-asylum-seekers-meet-when-they-try-to-cross-legally

The family was split up and the guardian (grand parent) was separated from her 3 year old Granddaughter and has been for ten days.

Nice people.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1034 on: July 12, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »
I'm in Scotland, and will be attending tomorrow's anti-Trump march in Glasgow.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1035 on: July 12, 2018, 10:04:02 AM »
Thanks, @Nickyd£g !! Please know that so many of us here in the States are working against this guy too. In other words, don't hate us and please don't think that jackass represents us!

For my part, I emailed Lisa Murkowski (<--I'm still a registered AK voter) to urge her not to confirm Trump's SCOTUS pick. Can anyone say conflict of interest? Now that she's gotten what she's been slavering over for year (ability to drill in ANWR) I'm not hopeful because she's falling more and more in party line (do they have dirt on every one of the Republicans?) but I appealed to whatever conscience she's got left.

I won't even bother with Dan Sullivan, that dirtbag. He'll vote with Trump and crow about how ethical he is.

I've also been trying to be even kinder than usual to random people. Because apparently being kind is a radical notion, and it's definitely a form of political resistance when there are forces actively trying to get us all to hate each other.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1036 on: July 13, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Thanks, @Nickyd£g !! Please know that so many of us here in the States are working against this guy too. In other words, don't hate us and please don't think that jackass represents us!

For my part, I emailed Lisa Murkowski (<--I'm still a registered AK voter) to urge her not to confirm Trump's SCOTUS pick. Can anyone say conflict of interest? Now that she's gotten what she's been slavering over for year (ability to drill in ANWR) I'm not hopeful because she's falling more and more in party line (do they have dirt on every one of the Republicans?) but I appealed to whatever conscience she's got left.

I won't even bother with Dan Sullivan, that dirtbag. He'll vote with Trump and crow about how ethical he is.

I've also been trying to be even kinder than usual to random people. Because apparently being kind is a radical notion, and it's definitely a form of political resistance when there are forces actively trying to get us all to hate each other.

Hi SisterX, I have visited the US numerous times and loved it (though will not be visiting while Trump is in office) so I don't hate the people, however I admit I have been shocked at the level of support he has from people and the GOP. I think he is a danger to all of democracy, and feel disgusted that May is so desperately appeasing him because we need the US after we crash out of the EU with Brexit.

and yes, kindness does seem to be in short supply, however I'm with the they go low we get dirty camp when confronting evil! :)
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1037 on: July 13, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »
Hi SisterX, I have visited the US numerous times and loved it (though will not be visiting while Trump is in office) so I don't hate the people, however I admit I have been shocked at the level of support he has from people and the GOP. I think he is a danger to all of democracy, and feel disgusted that May is so desperately appeasing him because we need the US after we crash out of the EU with Brexit.

and yes, kindness does seem to be in short supply, however I'm with the they go low we get dirty camp when confronting evil! :)

I completely agree with that statement. :/ Keep up the good fight on your end and we'll work on ours. Hopefully things will come out all right.

And when I said I was being kind, I meant to the random people I meet. The workers speaking Spanish who came to deliver something to my office, service people, coworkers, etc. Circle of influence and all that.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1038 on: July 15, 2018, 04:02:34 PM »
I ended my vacation in London and attended the march/rally against Trump on Friday.  It was great to be a part of it!  There were a ton of people, as you all saw on the news.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1039 on: July 16, 2018, 09:40:50 AM »
aw man - I'm in the OC right now visiting family - family who think the current administration and the GOP in general are 'doing great things for our country.' I could have volunteered to help Harley Rouda unseat Dana Russiabacker.  Oh well, I'll just paypal him a few bucks.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1040 on: July 16, 2018, 09:45:56 AM »
Talked with DH about where we want to put our political donations this cycle - we're thinking 4 races we care about (2 VA congressional races getting a little less media attention, one congressional race in IA, and one state house race in OK), and an extra donation to Swing Left's Immediate Impact Fund. Then we'll look again in late September for some 4th quarter donations and give some more, and see if we can canvass for one of those VA races!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1041 on: July 17, 2018, 10:57:47 AM »
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