Good News May 8

Good News from the Resistance: It was another week of resignations, allegations, and fabrications, brought to us by our Morally-Dissolute-Grifter-in-Chief. To cheer ourselves up, we wrote a poem!

Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub.

And who do you think they be?

The Fixer, the Faker, the Bolshevik player

 All of them know there’s pee.

Yup, just when you thought you were safe, the Pee Tape is back! Trump’s alibi – that he could not have possibly done the dirty deed because he didn’t stay in Russia on the night in question — has fallen apart. Flight records, testimony of the Miss Universe host and Trump’s bodyguard  put Trump squarely in Moscow that night. Turns out the Pee-lievers may be right.

In the Olden Days (three weeks ago), when faced with a sex-related scandal to quash, Trump would have thought, “Better Call Cohen!” Well that train has certainly left the station. The presidential fixer who built his practice defending clients convicted of automobile and medical insurance fraud, now has his own criminal investigation to deal with, and was recently slapped with warrants for over $280,000 in taxes he owes on his taxi cab businesses. Next time, Donald, Better Call Saul.

Still trying to decide where to spend your summer vacation? Consider flying to London in July to join the mass protest in honor of Trump’s visit. So far, tens of thousands of Londoners have vowed to greet him with a “carnival of resistance.” Among the protestors will be a 95-year old veteran who says he’s already lived through one bout of fascism, at least 1,000 drag queens, and Jews who will hold a Sabbath service to protest Trump’s antisemitism. Fans of the punk band Green Day have launched an on-line campaign to get the song “American Idiot” to top the charts for his visit.

Reality TV and smut aside, the 2018 midterms are looking better every day. State by state, we’re getting the job done. The governor of Puerto Rico launched a PAC in Florida to mobilize the Puerto Rican vote; when the GOP tried a dirty trick in Arizona to keep McCain’s seat under their control, the Democrats successfully blocked them; in Indiana, a federal judge ruled in favor of the NAACP, requiring at least two satellite locations be set up for early voting; last week, Democrats flipped their 40th statehouse seat; and in Florida, a swing state, Democrat Javier Fernandez won a special election – in Miami-Dade, a swing district . How great is that?

Here’s more Good News from the Resistance:

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WE MUSLIMS AND JEWS IN SOLIDARITY

After an antisemitic attack in Berlin, Muslim women came together to support the Jewish community.

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WE CHANGING THE FACE OF THE FERGUSON CITY COUNCIL

Michael Brown’s mother is running.

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WE THE MEN ARRESTED AT PHILADELPHIA STARBUCKS

They settled for change, not money.

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WE THAT GIULIANI HAS NO USE FOR JARED

Deplorable? Despicable? Disposable? You be the judge.

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WE WHEN THE MARKET SPEAKS AGAINST A RIGHT-WING BLOWHARD

Yiannopoulos did little more than create trouble and spew hate. Now that he’s lost his funders, he may have to get a job.

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WE THIS LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Thanks to the National Women’s Law Center, more victims of sexual harassment and abuse will get their day in court.

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WE NON-FAKE ADS

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Google will have new rules for political advertisers.

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WE TRUMP SELLING ANTI-TRUMP BOOKS

There’s speculation that he can’t read, and we know he can’t spell. But his presidency is a boon to the publishing industry.

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WE WHEN KIDS LEAD THE WAY

Kids in Florida are suing their climate-denying governor.

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WE TAKING ACTION: OPPOSE TRUMP’S CIA NOMINEE

Gina Haspel helped torture detainees in a secret prison run by the Bush Administration. Her reward? Trump wants her to run the CIA. Learn more about the situation, and what you can do to stop it.

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