#AskTheElectors: Hillary is @ 48 to Trump's 47 percen. On December 19th, electors of the Electoral College will cast their official votes for the President of the United States of America. Please voice your concerns directly to them.
URGENT NEWS FROM MOTHER JONES: And Now We're Talking About Internment Camps? Please watch the video.
If you live in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office is staking a 'concerned citizens' tally so she can it on the floor against Bannon. Below are the numbers to call her. Even if you get a busy signal, please don't give up, continue calling her.
- Albany: (518) 431-0120
- Buffalo: (716) 854-9725
- Long Island: (631) 249-2825
- New York City: (212) 688-6262
- North Country: (315) 376-6118
- Rochester: (585) 263-6250
- Syracuse: (315) 448-0470
- Hudson Valley: (845) 875-4585
As Trump’s dysfunctional transition team flounders and his stunning ignorance about how to run a country dominates headlines, I feel like I’m living the result of a response to a poorly written Craigslist ad that I can’t escape from.
The add is as follows...
Title: America Seeks a President, No Experience Necessary, Location TBD
The Post: Hi There, Thanks for taking a peek! We’re really excited that you chose to learn more about the position for Presidency of the United States!
We are pleased to announce that the presidency, once billed as a gig that sought experience in public service, such as governor, senator, and/or legal background, has radically changed! Whether you’re a You Tube star or novice, a Subway sandwich maker, or an aglet factory worker, this formerly coveted position can now be yours!
In advance, sorry for all the multisyllabic words!
Please read the below requirements and apply if you think you’re a fit!
- Pathological self-centeredness bordering narcissism (here’s the definition as a just in case).
- Lack of knowledge about America’s laws, Constitution, and branches of government
- Believe and communicate assiduous racism, sexism and anti-Semitism * Keenness to obliterate women’s reproductive rights * Terminate LGBTQ rights * Admonish restrictions on gun laws (don’t worry about the “how to’s”) * Contempt for immigrants and Muslims paired with gusto for deportation
- Upend democracy for dictatorship and authoritarianism (there’s even a picture!).
- Unwillingness to learn
- Criminal history is a ++++++!
- Demonstrable conflicts of interest (this could be a toughie for some, but give it a shot. Maybe you can send a few examples?)
- Experience in international affairs is frowned upon
- If you have experience in domestic affairs, you’re overly qualified. Please don’t waste our time by submitting
- If you submit a resume, your candidacy will be immediately rescinded from consideration
- Lengthy experience in, and a real knack for Internet Trolling
- Must be knowledgeable about conspiracy theories with enough creativity to invent them
- Obsessive liar, someone entirely incapable of grasping the truth
- Believe climate change is a hoax
- Rebuke science
- Rebuke technology
- No intellectualism (snooze)!
- Please don’t bore us with your tax returns
- Deep ties to Russia and Putin are a HUGE perk!
- Knowledge about how to rig an election in your favor
Send us a brief paragraph about yourself (no need to concern yourself with spelling and grammar) and your Twitter handle, we’ll findjya!
Our email address is Fuck_You_America@usa.gov
WE need to get out of this nightmare. Although protesting the Electoral College votes in December might be a long-shot, we need to take it.
Yesterday, Mother Jones reported the following: "On Tuesday, the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, was asked about the WikiLeaks release of hacked information during the campaign, and he said, "This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect." He added, "This was not something that was done casually. This was not something that was done by chance. This was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily.... Presumably intelligence and law enforcement agencies are robustly probing the hacking of political targets attributed to Russia. But there is another inquiry that is necessary: a full-fledged congressional investigation that holds public hearings and releases its findings to the citizenry."
This, among countless other wrongdoings, is serious and we need to get on it!
- Contact your secretary of State
- Please sign and share the petition to Remove Bannon.
- When to protest Electoral College and where, and who to write to. Create events on Facebook to protest in your state.
- Continue protesting Trump: Daily Kos has put together a Protest Calendar. If you create a protest, please submit it to DK so they can include it in the calendar.
- Please sign the petition to the Electoral College: “Almost 4.5 million Americans are calling on the Electors to protect our Constitution and our country from the unique danger of Donald Trump. We've setup a website to explain the goal of the petition, address common questions, and provide some shareable information.”
- A link to more ACTION ITEMS
Finally, I can’t stress this enough, we must stop normalizing Trump. Not only is it perilous because it’s an endorsement of his dreadful actions, doing so undermines the brutality of consequences Americans and other nations face. Stop reacting to soundbites and dig as deep as you can to uncover the malevolence of Trump’s actions and consequences as a result. Trump has requested that his children (of the corn) get security clearance. Please note, they are as much of a menace to democracy as Trump.
If we don’t give up, together we can KEEP AMERICA GREAT.