"Another guiding light in the dark fog of collective misery in my life lately is Marla Felcher['s] "Good News from the Resistance" newsletter...” - Salon, January 13, 2018

Good News January 29: Mueller Time

Good News from the Resistance: It’s tough not to cringe while thinking about 45 being invited to give the closing address at Davos, but the Good News is that thousands of resisters flooded Zurich streets to protest, a group of seven climbers scaled a Swiss mountain to hang an anti-45 banner, and during 45’s speech attendees booed his “fake news” remarks, while others left, mid-speech, “to catch an early flight.” That said, we’ll be on the lookout for a White House-issued photo of the biggest crowds ever to attend a Davos speech. But now, dear Resisters, it’s Mueller Time …

Much of this week’s Good News was owned by Bob Oh-He’s-Getting-So-Close Mueller.  After interviewing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mueller now wants to question 45. Under oath. Our Liar-in-Chief immediately agreed to the interview. Oh, to be  a fly on the wall in White House lawyer Ty Cobb’s office, when he heard his boss had said to reporters, “I’m looking forward to it, actually.”  It’s no surprise that Cobb went into overdrive, back-pedaling and clarifying, trying to clean up yet another 45-induced mess. What could he have to hide? Well, for starters, this week the New York Times reported that 45 tried to fire Mueller last June, but when his lawyer threatened to quit, 45 backed down. Which is why it is increasingly likely that Mueller thinks 45 obstructed justice. To that we say, Go, Bob, Go!

Finally, who would’ve thought so much Good News would come out of Pennsylvania in a single week? A PA court rejected a GOP gerrymandered voting map, which will work in favor of the Blue Wave of 2018; Democrat Austin Davis won in a special election for the PA House, making him the first African-American to represent a district outside of Pittsburgh’s urban core; Rep. Patrick Meehan, a member of the House Ethics Committee, will not seek re-election after it was discovered he had quietly settled a sexual harassment suit filed by a former employee. Icing on the cake? Meehan, a Republican, holds a seat in a largely Democratic district. Once again we say, “Blue Wave.” Keep reading,Good News seekers, as there’s more to cheer about in this week’s Good News:

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Good News January 15, 2018

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: The Good News has really piled up while we were on vacation. There’s much to catch up on, so take a deep breath, get yourself comfortable, and prepare to revel in the inaugural Good News of 2018.

First up, of course, is Fire and Fury, a skewering expose of our Dilettante-in-Chief’s journey to the White House, chock full of juicy behind-the-scenes tales. Our favorite tidbit: Bannon threw a Molotov cocktail at 45, using the adjective “treasonous” to describe a meeting between campaign operatives and the Russians.  As a result, we’ve witnessed something as rare as 45’s spokesmodel Sarah Huckabee telling the truth: Fox News has exercised good judgment. The network won’t touch the suddenly toxic, unemployed Bannon.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t catch you up on the new and ongoing investigations and lawsuits. Mark your calendars for May 14, the date Mueller’s requesting Manafort’s trial.  Adding to the former campaign chairman’s woes is a new lawsuit brought by a Russian billionaire, who claims Manafort bilked him out of $19 million. Now take a moment to say a prayer for the Arabs and Jews, because it looks like Jared may have to take time off from negotiating Middle East peace to defend his real estate company on yet more charges; the SEC has opened an investigation of his sketchy use of EB-5 visas, which he granted to wealthy Chinese (not people from sh**hole countries). Ca-ching, ca-ching, is there no end in sight for the First Family’s legal bills? Kushner is being sued by one of his multiple attorneys for not paying his bills, and while the American people continue to foot the bill for 45 to play golf at Mar-a-Lago, the good news is that the laziest president in history has started paying his Russian probe lawyers out of his own pocket.

Have no fear good news seekers, all will work out in the end. A prominent evangelist is calling for fasting and prayer to protect our God-fearing, law-abiding, deeply religious, racist president from harm.  Future issues of Good News will report on how that’s working out.  Yes, there’s even more Good News:

Good News December 18

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: The good guy won! Only in this place and time would a candidate with a long history of fighting for civil rights just narrowly defeat a pro-slavery, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-gay, child molesting Bible thumper. But Jones did win. Why? Because over the last year, while 45 and his Inner Circle have been chipping away at our rights and stuffing them into their pockets, we’ve been organizing. Last week in Alabama The Resistance went pro. Indivisible, Woke Vote, NAACP and others showed we’re ready for 2018. Grateful that black voters – particularly women – showed up in force, resisters were quick to say Thank You. But we need to do more. Now let’s revel in our victory, and take a moment to watch Colbert’s Ballad of Roy Moore. And read more Good News:

Good News December 11

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Fox News is reeling because Robert Mueller has spent more than $6 million on his investigation. That may seem like a lot of money, until you consider this: it costs taxpayers more than $3 million each time 45 schleps his entourage to Mar-a-Lago. But here’s the $6 million question: what price would you put on the heads of Mueller’s targets; i.e. how much is it worth to you personally, to the country, to the world, and to the planet, for 45 and his Inner Circle to be forced to vacate the White House? To that we say, ka-ching, ka-ching, Mr. Mueller, keep that tab open. Our favorite move Mueller’s made so far? Even if 45 cans him, the investigation goes on. But you knew all of that. Here’s more Good News:

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Good News December 4

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: It was another dizzying week under the small-handed, sticky-fingered Orange Man and his Congressional supporters, members of the I-don’t-have-an-ideology-other-than-making-my-friends-richer-and-screwing-those-loser-poor-people GOP. Yes, the news was excellent if you are part of the 1%, send your kids to an expensive private school, own a private jet, don’t give a hoot about the national debt or the fact that the plan was pushed through the Senate in the dark of night with last minute provisions written by hand. But don’t despair, even if you are part of the loser 99%, the week brought Good News for us as well: While 45 was toasting his first “win,” Mueller blindsided him with the Flynn plea. So let us now sit back and enjoy the show, as Mueller squeezes 45’s Inner Circle like a tube of toothpaste. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to revel in the week’s Good News:

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Good News Giving Tuesday

GIVING TUESDAY ISSUE

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, and that your 45-supporting relatives kept quiet, were willing to engage in fact-based conversations, or stayed home. Topping our Thanksgiving gratitude list at Good News are the millions of Americans who joined the Resistance and sent emails and postcards, made calls, marched in protests, and showed up at Town Halls. Thank you.

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, how will you celebrate Giving Tuesday, November 28,  the day people across the world donate their time, money, and/or voice to help others? We have a few suggestions: Please consider giving to one of the thousands of non-profit organizations that jumped to action the moment 45 was elected – organizations that continue to defend the rights of  immigrants and refugees, to save the environment, to provide access to affordable education and healthcare, to investigate and report on crooked policies and politicians, to shine the light on rigged tax policies, and to level the playing field for the most vulnerable among us.

To give locally, enter your zip code to find a list of organizations near you that are worthy of a Giving Tuesday gift. Or, give to one of our favorite national organizations that are working on behalf of all Americans:

  • ACLU: Defending our rights in the courts and influencing legislation.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.
  • ProPublica:Using investigative journalism to spotlight abuses of power and wrongdoing.
  • Indivisible: Fueling a grassroots network of local groups to resist 45’s Agenda.
  • United we Dream:Organizing and advocating for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families.
  • Sierra Club:Protecting the planet from 45 and his administration.
  • National Head Start Association: Giving vulnerable children the opportunity to succeed.

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Good News November 20

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Well, it looks like the GOP is running out of options on how to stop a serial child molester from joining them in the Senate, Sessions dug himself into even deeper trouble during his latest testimony on what he remembered or forgot about 45’s campaign communications, Palm Beach resisters are ready for 45’s winter return, and top Democrats resisted 45 and moved forward at climate change summit in Bonn. But you knew all of that. Here’s even more Good News:

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Good News November 13

THE HAPPY ELECTION ISSUE

This week’s Good News from the ResistanceReader Alert! For the first time since we started publishing Good News we are going to lead with Bad News: The small-handed “leader” of the free world was not home (i.e., the White House, Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster) on November 7th to witness the fallout of his record low popularity, as voters in Red states and Blue repudiated him and all of the fear and evil he has imposed upon our country. Okay, now take a second to wipe that tear off your cheek and settle down to read the Good News Happy Election issue. Because as 45 gallivanted across Asia eating burgers and ice cream and ducking thousands of S. Koreans who showed up to protest his war-mongering ways, Americans turned out at the polls in record numbers to make sure that as of January 2018, governors’ mansions, state legislatures, and mayors’ offices across the country will think and look a lot more like us.

We, the people, demonstrated loud and clear that we are Indivisible, we are compassionate, and we know that down-ballot matters. Read the Good News about some of our favorite winners:

  • Governor races in VA and NJ are first big wins for Dems post-45
  • Black Lives Matters activist joins Charlotte City Council
  • Liberian refugee becomes mayor – in Montana
  • Murder victim’s boyfriend beats back NRA
  • NJ gets first Sikh mayor
  • Manchester, NH gets first female mayor
  • Politician’s sexist joke inspires first time candidate
  • Trans candidate beats self-proclaimed “Chief Homophobe”
  • Charlotte elects first African-American female mayor
  • Dems take control of entire Washington State government

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Good News November 6

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Poor, sad, tiny-handed loser 45. His crooked campaign manager Paul Manafort was hauled away (ok, technically he turned himself in) and his Twitter account suspended, all in the same week. Our fearless “leader” may not have cared much about Puerto Rico’s lights still being off, and he probably didn’t blink when Secretary of Interior Zinke’s buddy got the contract to turn them back on … but he surely took notice when the governor of Puerto Rico nixed the corrupt contract, which immediately became the focus of a new IRS investigation. But you knew all of that. Here’s more Good News:

  • Watch this video on how to Stop the Wall
  • Read Manafort’s daughter’s private texts about dad
  • Cringe when you read more hacked texts about Manafort’s “blood money”
  • Smile at this insider’s account of 45’s response to Mueller’s indictments
  • Thank Obama for getting involved
  • Drink Make the Earth Great Again beer and fight climate change
  • Count the empty seats at Ivanka’s speech in Japan
  • Applaud the 2017 MacArthur Genius Award winner, a formerly undocumented immigrant

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Good News October 30

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: GOP Senator Jeff Flake joins the Resistance; 45’s approval ratings hit a new very low low; Mueller demonstrates he’s not kidding around; George Washington flips off 45.  But you knew all that. Here’s even more Good News:

  • Obama gets to work on redistricting
  • Twitter discloses who pays for ads
  • How to bill 45 for your birth control
  • Tesla brings power to Puerto Rico
  • Tennessee “White Lives Matter” rally huuuge flop
  • 100 handmaids show up to meet Pence
  • $10 million anti-45 campaign gets underway
  • People making a difference: Border wall artist goes for Guinness
  • Take action: Help people sign up for Obamacare

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