No Muting Trump… a poem

Donald J Trump last held a press conference
On 2/16/17, but how many since?
‘Twas not only his first, but his last that day
Out of sight and mind, I prefer it that way
Trump does not give news conferences because
He doesn’t want questions, he prefers applause
When his ego needs stroking his rallies will do
They serve to mock foes and attack the press too
I really don’t care, do you? Those pugnacious lies
His rants to paid posers positioned for size
This traitor desperately needs our attention.
Manipulate masses… his intention
A propagandist needs tools to assist him
So… FEMA’s Emergency Alert System.
Nefarious… this access he feels he needs
No blocking treasonous Trump’s insane misdeeds

~~~~

FEMA to test ‘Presidential Alert’ system next week

“The test is supposed to take place at 2:18 p.m. EDT on Sept. 20. Under the Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act of 2006, cellphone users cannot opt out of the presidential alerts.” ~NBC News

It will read: “Pressidential Alert” misspelled
“No collusion, rigged whitch hunt”— all truth withheld
Propagandist traitor using your cell phone,
As his tool. Where’s Mueller, it’s time to dethrone

Chuck Grassley is an Ass

Brett Kavanaugh, if you aren’t aware, is about to be elected, by the Senate, to the Supreme Court of the United States. This is bad for many reasons, many of which I’ve written about throughout the week.

The big reason, in my opinion, is that he was chosen for the position by Donald Trump. Trump chose Kavanaugh because the judge believes a president can do what ever he wants to do, without consequences, and without the nuisance of an investigation into his ties to Russia.

If you’d like to read more about why Kavanaugh should not be confirmed, feel free to backtrack through my posts.

*This is new:

The newest revelation is with regards to a woman Brett Kavanaugh went to high school with. She wrote a letter detailing an allegation of sexual misconduct against him. She was 15 and he was 17 at the time of the incident.

The letter wound up in the hands of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who passed the information on to the FBI.

This resulted in a postponement of the Senate’s vote until next week.

***

According to the Washington Post: The FBI does not plan to launch a criminal investigation of Kavanaugh regarding these new allegations, instead the bureau passed the information on to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh’s background check… of course they did. 🙄

So, Kavanaugh 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

finds his support is wavering a tiny bit, among a few members of the GOP.

Butt, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼,

the GOP chairman of the senate confirmation hearings, who bulldozed through the hearings without releasing 93% of Kavanaugh’s records… because “there wasn’t enough time”, had a swift response to the letter.

He penned a letter of his own. Then he obtained the signatures of 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school. The letter states Kavanaugh “has behaved honorably and treated women with respect”.

Chuck Grassley had the time to do this overnight, but he still couldn’t find the time to release 93% of Kavanaugh’s records.

Chuckie wants us to believe, that because 65 women were not sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school, he could not possibly have harmed the one who came forward. This argument is the equivalent of: Ted Bundy (serial killer) met thousands of women in his lifetime whom he did not kill, so he could not possibly have ever killed anyone.

Brett Kavanaugh Held A Woman Down While Forcing Himself On Her According To New Allegations

These men, Kavanaugh and Grassley, not only want to end the Mueller investigation, but they hope to set women’s rights back decades.

Please contact any or all senators whose emails are listed below. This link will also allow you to see each senator’s position on this matter.

SCOTUS Senators Tracker

Unfortunately, for everyone who does not fall into the “old republican white man” demographic, Chuck Grassley was re-elected in 2016. We have him for 4 more years.

The upside is, we can make his remaining time in the senate miserable by surrounding him with women and a racially diverse group of senators.

I know this is overkill, but:

Please urge people to vote. This is, without question, the single most important primary election this country has had. Every vote matters.

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Senator Collins Has Never Been “Undecided”

There is a movement among the masses known as “crowdfunding”. Citizens have used social media to pledge donations to the political opponents of those politicians who they feel are not representing them well. Senator Susan Collins of Maine is among the most recent targets of crowdfunding.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised, to be paid to the campaign of Senator Collins’ opponent, in the event she votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Kavanaugh is the judge who has perjured himself multiple times with hopes of being confirmed. If this was any other point in history he wouldn’t have come this far.

The amount of money raised against Collins is enough to have garnered the attention of said Republican Senator from Maine. She has called it bribery.

Think about it. It is pathetic that in order for politicians to do their jobs, represent those who voted them in, vast amounts of money needs to be infused to even garner their attention.

Using money to influence federal legislators is something lobbyists do regularly, and it has served them well.

For example, “bribes” are the reason our prescription drug costs have skyrocketed. “Bribes are the reason the price of pharmaceuticals drugs used in hospitals is exponentially higher than the ridiculous prices already paid. “Bribes” are the reason insurance companies decide our healthcare treatment rather than our doctors. Bribes are the reason the GOP tax scam bill passed. Bribes are what drives politics today, not the people who elect those enriching themselves as they turn their backs on their people.

I’ve listed Collins among those who are “undecided” with regards to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as SCOTUS. Her phone number and email address have been in several of my recent posts.

I was mistaken. Senator Collins is feigning indecision. She never had any intention of voting no to the man who will decimate women’s rights, the rights of labor, healthcare, contraception, money in politics, voting rights, LGBT rights, executive power…

Her husband is lobbyist Thomas Daffron of Jefferson Consulting Group. He is on the payroll of Russian oligarchs. There is no question as to whether Senator Collins is compromised.

This explains her voting pattern, and the policy of those who answer her phones. If you call Collins’ office, in order to voice your opinion that she should vote no, the person who answers the phone will tell you they’ll pass along your message. They’ll do so without taking note of the call even keeping a tally of calls.

Regardless of what her constituents in Maine have to say, Collins belongs to the Senate Majority. This speaks to the high level of corruption in the GOP, and this is why the GOP will not survive Donald Trump.

Russia controls the GOP, often via millions of dollars funneled through the NRA. Republican members of Congress do not represent their constituents.

Don’t let Collins fool you; she was always a yes vote.

Incidentally, in the past two months, while we have been focused on Kavanaugh, the GOP has confirmed twenty six district court and federal appeals judges.

They are worried, as they should be, they’ll lose the majority in November. They’re scrambling to do what they can to protect themselves and their political agendas before that happens.

Republicans Confirmed A Lot Of Judges While Everyone Was Focused On Brett Kavanaugh

This is the list, again, of Senators who claim to be undecided with regards to their SCOTUS vote. Collins is at the top of the list.

  • Susan Collins
    • ME: 207-784-6969
    • DC: 202-224-2523

    Lisa Murkowski

    • AK: 907-271-3735
    • DC: 202-224-6665

    Joe Donnelly

    • IN: 317-226-5555
    • DC: 202-224-4814

    Joe Manchin

    • WV: 304-342-5855
    • DC: 202-224-3954

    Heidi Heitkamp

    • ND: 701-258-4648
    • DC: 202-224-2043

    If you prefer to email, the link below is complete list of senators with email addresses. It tells you who has committed to vote yes or no, and who is leaning toward a vote, and who remains completely undecided. For many, like Collins, their professed stance is purely theater.

    SCOTUS Senators Tracker

    I still believe our Senators should be called or emailed daily.

    Please urge people to vote. This is, without question, the single most important primary election this country has had. Every vote matters.

    Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration | USAGov

    Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration | USAGov

    **Update, New information on Kavanaugh added on 9/13/2018 2:44 est.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein received a letter concerning Brett Kavanaugh. She has passed the information, which pertains to sexual misconduct, on to the FBI.

    The senate vote has been postponed until next week.

    ***Update to my update 9/13 6:37pm est

    According to Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post:

    The FBI does not plan to launch a criminal investigation of Kavanaugh regarding these new allegations; instead the bureau passed the information on to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh’s background check… of course. 🙄

    9/11 in Trump’s World

    Trump, in Pennsylvania, on his way to flight 93 memorial.

    Trump tweeted ‘No Collusion’ before mentioning 9/11 today, on 9/11

    Trump Tweets About ‘No Collusion’ Before Mentioning 9/11 on 9/11 – The Daily Beast

    A brief history of 9/11:
    Seventeen years ago today America was attacked.
    The men involved in the hijackings hailed from: 15 from Saudi Arabia, 2 from the United Arab Emeritus, 1 from Egypt, and 1 from the Lebanese Republic.
    None were: Afghans, Iranians, Iraqis, South Americans, or Mexicans.
    Osama Bin Laden, was the leader of the militant organization, al-Qaeda, that these men belonged to and worked for. Bin Laden was a Saudi Arabian member of the wealthy bin Laden family who were connected to the Saudi Royal family.
    Some of Bin Ladin’s family members were living in the U.S. at the time and were permitted to fly out of the country immediately after the attack, even though a flight ban had been imposed.

    Donald Trump lived in New York on 9/11.

    • He claims he cleared rubble from Ground Zero, and pulled people out. He did not.
    • He claims he saw Muslims celebrating when the Twin Towers fell. He did not.
    • He claims “hundreds” of his friends died in the the Twin Towers, but he can not name a single one, because those friends did not exist.
    • He claims to have donated millions to 9/11 funds…

    Fun Fact: DONALD TRUMP DONATED $ZERO to victims of 9/11, INSTEAD,

    Donald J Trump took $150,000 from a 9/11 fund designated for “recovery efforts.”

    Records from Empire State Development Corp. show he requested the money for “rent loss,” “cleanup” and “repair”.

    After the towers fell, Trump told a radio audience Trump Tower was the new tallest building in Manhattan after the WTC fell on September 11th.

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    How Donald Trump Cashed in on 9/11 – Rolling Stone

    These are just a few of the many reasons New York hates Donald Trump.

    What is the Fine for Perjury?

    Perjury: the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.

    What is the fine for perjury? Well, it appears you either get two weeks in prison or a judicial appointment.

    George Papadopoulos, Trump’s first coffee boy (wink, wink), is serving a 2 week sentence for lying to the FBI. He was also ordered to pay a $9,500 fine, perform community service, and he must be on his best behavior for one year. GP is the first to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference.

    GP’s lie was regarding the timing of his contact with Joseph Mifsud, a professor with “deep Russian contacts”, who told him about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton.

    GP initially said the contact was made before he joined the Trump campaign; the truth was he met Mifsud as a member of the Trump campaign. The consequence of his perjury was slowing the investigation enough to prevent the feds arrest of Mifsud before he fled the US. He will likely not return.

    GP’s attorney argued his client was a young fool who didn’t understand. Playing dumb to get out of jail. Hmm… the man is 31.

    The fine for perjury varies, depending on many factors. GP’s lies had a lasting consequence but resulted in a short 2 week sentence. One can only hope his sentence is light because, in exchange, he is sharing some pertinent information.

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has perjured himself on several occasions. Last week proof, some in the form of emails he and his supporters tried to keep confidential, was made public.

    He lied in 2002, 2004, and 2006, in order to be confirmed as an appellate judge. It worked, so he lied again last week with hopes of becoming the next SCOTUS.

    Aside from the lie that awarded him his 2006 judicial appointment, he lied on a variety of other subjects. (I won’t repeat myself. Refer to previous posts.)

    The Democratic Coalition has filed a criminal complaint against Brett Kavanaugh for perjury in his Congressional testimony. See the complaint below.

    BRETT KAVANAUGH CRIMINAL COMPLAINT to DEPARTMENT of JUSTICE

    If the GOP majority Senate ignores Kavanaugh’s felonious behavior and moves forward with this nominee, he will likely be impeached not only as SCOTUS but, he will lose the appellate judicial appointment he received in 2006 based on lies.

    The following is a list of GOP Senators who claim to be undecided with regards to their SCOTUS vote. Call them all… everyday.

  • Susan Collins
    • ME: 207-784-6969
    • DC: 202-224-2523

    Lisa Murkowski

    • AK: 907-271-3735
    • DC: 202-224-6665

    Joe Donnelly

    • IN: 317-226-5555
    • DC: 202-224-4814

    Joe Manchin

    • WV: 304-342-5855
    • DC: 202-224-3954

    Heidi Heitkamp

    • ND: 701-258-4648
    • DC: 202-224-2043

    Tell them how you feel about Kavanaugh. If you prefer email, the link below is complete list of email addresses for our senators.

    SCOTUS Senators Tracker

    SCOTUS Nominee Committed Perjury Multiple Times This Week

    If you really want to understand who a person is, don’t ask the GOP.

    The following is a petition making the rounds among Kavanaugh’s fellow Yale allumai.

    They’re worried about our democracy and believe Kavanaugh should not be confirmed.

    Open Letter from Yale Law Students, Alumni, and Educators Regarding Brett Kavanaugh

    For months, Senate Judiciary Republicans have been hiding crucial documents.

    Brett Kavanaugh’s records have been withheld from Democrats in the senate who were promised they would have them prior to the commencement of Supreme Court Justice nominations hearings. The Senate committee members needed the information to question him effectively.

    At approximately 8:40 pm, the night before the hearings began, 40,000 pages were released to the committee… 40,000 pages, which made up only 10% of Brett Kavanaugh’s records. Of that 10%, more than half was marked confidential, meaning it was off limits for questioning.

    Historically 100% of a SCOTUS nominee’s records are released.

    Knowledge is power.

    This was GOP dirty politics at work again. They were attempting to limit Senate Democrat’s ability to question Kavanaugh in any meaningful way.

    The only reason to withhold 96% of Kavanaugh’s records would be to hide something about his history. The $200,000 question has been, what is the GOP working so hard to hide?

    HE LIED.

    Kavanaugh was presented as a neutral and fair interpreter of the law, nothing more. He introduced the entire girls basketball team he coaches for his daughters… more than once. They wanted to give the illusion that he is an honest family man. He is not. This is theater of the absurd.

    In the past 24 hours, countless groups of people who know Kavanaugh, know of his background and history, have come forward to lend their voices to the debate that the GOP isn’t allowing to happen.

    Kavanaugh is a threat to our democracy. He is the man Donald Trump has nominated for the job. Trump is an un-indicted co-conspirator, under more than one federal investigation. Trump’s future, as well as the future of his family, will likely be decided in the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has been nominated with that in mind.

    Watergate’s John Dean: Kavanaugh confirmation will expand presidential powers | TheHill

    Kavanagh is not an impartial interpreter of the law, he’s a GOP politician, lying to further himself and the GOP agenda.

    His appointment will change the balance of power in the Supreme Court.

    “I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don’t let him sit on the Supreme Court.”

    I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don’t let him sit on the Supreme Court.

    If confirmed to this lifetime appointment, Kavanaugh will navigate the direction our country takes and affect two generations of Americans.

    The hearings have been a farce, choreographed by the grand old party, white male republicans who are desperate to hold onto their waning power. Their line of hard hitting questions were fluff intended to deceive the public from what this man is. One Republican Senator asked Kavanaugh: “Why are you taking notes with a Sharpie?” Seriously.

    Senate Judiciary Republicans Hiding Crucial Kavanaugh Documents – grassrootsdempolitics.com

    The truth about Kavanaugh is best heard from those who have worked with him and have known him longest.

    I Wrote Some of the Stolen Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About

    Consider this—

    • Russia funnels money into the NRA in order to fund elections for GOP candidates
    • The NRA contributed $1 million to campaign advertisements for Kavanaugh
    • Kavanaugh would make Russian election interference easier
    • Kavanaugh used NRA talking points during his hearing when asked about his views on gun control laws: “You know, actually, all handguns are semi-automatic weapons, most people don’t realize that.”
    • Kavanaugh would not shake hands with a Parkland father.
    • He is “Proud” of upholding voter suppression laws
    • He doesn’t think Roe v Wade “settled precedent”
    • Kavanaugh perjured himself repeatedly during his confirmation hearings.
  • Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony stating he was not involved in the nomination of Bill Pryor on the left, next to an email proving he was.

    Brett Kavanaugh’s William Pryor denials require some explaining

    Lying under oath is a felony.

    Kavanaugh committed multiple felonies in front of millions of people this week.

    The man should not be a judge, let alone a Supreme Court Justice.

    “Emails Prove Kavanaugh Lied To Congress Under Oath Several Times—”

    Emails Prove Kavanaugh Lied To Congress Under Oath Several Times – grassrootsdempolitics.com

    Brett Kavanaugh used materials stolen from Democratic senators, to advance President Bush’s judicial nominees. He was asked about this in 2004, 2006 and this week by Senator Leahy, one of the Senators whose e-mails were stolen. He answered with a lie.

    HE LIED

    Kavanaugh would like to lift campaign contribution limits. With unlimited contributions, billionaires like the Koch brothers and the Mercer’s will effectively control the government… kind of like what we see happening now.

    Here’s How Kavanaugh Would Destroy Elections If Confirmed | Care2 Causes

    Environmental Issues don’t hold weight with him.

    What A Justice Kavanaugh Would Mean For Environmental Law

    HE LIED.

    Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times

    Read about Brett Kavanaugh’s track record.

    Brett Kavanaugh’s track record

    Since we are calling out lies told during the hearings, I’d like to call out Chuck Grassley.

    If you watched the opening of the senate confirmation hearings you saw Chuck Grassley LIE.

    HE LIED.

    He said “every Republican Senator read all of the 40,000 pages” of Kavanaugh’s documents that had been submitted late the night before. He thinks that because he states it as fact, we are supposed to accept the idea that in less than 12 hours, every one of these old white men, and a couple of women, who looked well rested to me, had time to read and understand 40,000 pages of legal records.

    This style of politics has got to end here.

    Kavanaugh is an extension of Trump/Russia.

    Russia has installed operatives in every branch of government, the exception being the Supreme Court… until now.

    The GOP won’t tell you who Kavanaugh really is.

    Kavanaugh is Putin’s choice for our Supreme Court.