Good News from the Resistance: The tables continue to turn on our Mobster-in-Chief, as he is reminded daily that his lifelong habitude of cheating and lying and threatening to physically harm and/or sue anyone who opposes him is more difficult to maintain while he’s trying to enjoy the spoils of his capstone scam (the White House), than it was as a lowly real estate developer burning through daddy’s cash. Id-driven, impulsive children rarely harbor regrets, but we’ll bet all the rubles stashed in Trump’s laundered bank accounts that as of last week he sorely regretted treating Michael Cohen “like shit” while the sad-sack attorney was under his employ. Will Cohen’s fear of being raped by a non-white man in prison impel him to sing like a canary or flip like a pancake on a hot griddle? Yes, the raid on Cohen’s office (even before Hannity’s name showed up) was over-the-top Good News.
Resisters are turning up the heat. Suddenly we’re everywhere: on the streets of Key West, shouting (profanities) at Trump’s motorcade; in Senate hearing rooms stealing the spotlight by photobombing and heckling his Cabinet appointees; in school walkouts commemorating the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting and pushing for gun control; in courtrooms accusing the 2016 Trump campaign of being “a racketeering enterprise,”; in regulatory agencies where whistleblowers are continuing to speak out against malfeasance and corruption; in newsrooms writing Pulitzer Prize-winning stories that are uncovering the full truth behind Russia, the Trump Campaign, and the 2016 election. It’s all Good News.
Tax Day revealed that more Americans are catching on to Trump’s Tax Scam, the only major legislation the GOP has passed under Trump’s tutelage; Republicans are abandoning their House seats faster than Trump can shtup a porn star or Playboy model; energized young people are forcing mega-corporations to abandon Fox News and to modify their business alliances. Red State teacher rebellions are scaring the hell out of the GOP. Those 2018 midterm elections? Bring ’em on.
Here’s more Good News from the Resistance:
- Thank federal courts & The Supremes for blocking Trump’s anti-immigration efforts
- Applaud Bloomberg for pledging $4.5 million to Paris Accord
- Cheer for (and replicate) this NYC refugee catering business
- Grin when you learn where Stormy is donating her $130K hush money
- Say hallelujah! as NJ becomes 13th state to enact automatic voter registration
- Exhale a sigh of relief that Trump’s “voter fraud” chief was found guilty
- Be grateful that Trump’s cuts to teen pregnancy prevention are illegal
- Hope that these poll numbers remain stable
- Take Action: Ask your Senators (even if they are Democrats) to vote against Pompeo
- Take Another Action: Forward Good News to your friends and colleagues and ask them to sign up!
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WE COURTS SAYING YES TO IMMIGRANTS
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is just one of multiple federal judges thwarting Trump’s anti-immigration initiatives.
WE BLOOMBERG SAYING YES TO PARIS
Under the Obama administration, 195 countries agreed to cut carbon emissions as part of the Paris Accord. Trump pulled the U.S. out. Bloomberg says he’ll pony up the money Obama committed if Trump doesn’t.
WE FOOD FROM OTHER LANDS
Instead of going out for Chinese, Indian, or Malaysian food, why not order in? These NYC refugees have figured out how to bring a piece of their culture to U.S. palates.
WE STORMY SHARING THE SPOILS OF HER FAME
As it turns out, she no longer needs the $130K check Cohen wrote to hush her up. But clients at this non-profit do.
WE AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
13 states have responded to GOP’s voter suppression efforts by making it easier than ever to register to vote – when you get or renew your driver’s license. Others are following suit.
WE GOP SECRETARY OF STATE KRIS KOBACH BEING IN CONTEMPT OF COURT
After failing to implement Trump’s voter suppression tactics on a federal level, Kobach went back to his home state of Kansas and tried there. He’s failed again.
WE PREVENTING TEENS FROM GETTING PREGNANT
Not long after the Trump Administration slashed teen pregnancy prevention programs, Stormy revealed on 60 Minutes that she and the president had unprotected sex. Do as I say, not as I do? Fortunately, a judge ruled the cuts were illegal.
WE VOTERS ABANDONING TRUMP
We’re barraged daily with a new set of polls. We hope this one has staying power.
WE TAKING ACTION: CALL YOUR SENATOR TO OPPOSE POMPEO
If uber-hawk Mike Pompeo is confirmed as Secretary of State, the probability of war with Iran and escalating conflict with N. Korea increases to a scary level. Democrats in the Senate can stop him. This week is the time to call your Senators to say no to Pompeo.
WE SPREADING GOOD NEWS
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