Pu-Pu-Putin Goodbye ….

 

Today is Monday, March 27

YOUR CALLS ARE WORKING! Let’s keep the momentum going!

This weekend THOUSANDS of Russians joined in solidarity and protest against Vladimir Putin. Kind of like how THOUSANDS of Americans have joined in solidarity to protest Trump. The difference however is that in America (at least for now) peaceful protestors don’t get thrown in prison. In Russia however … Putin threw hundreds of protestors straight behind bars – INCLUDING his expected opponent in the upcoming election. WHAT?!?

Let’s fill today with calls to Congress demanding stronger economic sanctions against Russia.

Putin has been getting in our way. Let’s get in his.

CALL YOUR REPS.

Say something like …

Hey this is so and so from blankity blank. I’m calling to tell Representative Whoever that I believe Congress should impose stronger economic sanctions against Russia and the corrupt dictatorship of Putin Poopy Pants.

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We GOTTA Stop the Neil Gorsuch Hearing

 

Today is Tuesday, March 21st

We GOTTA call our Senators and make our voices heard.

A president who is CURRENTLY under investigation for colluding with Russia to impact the election, is NOT a president whose LIFETIME appointment of a Supreme Court Judge can be voted on.

Until the American people know the FACTS behind our president’s rise to power and the TRUTH behind his relationship with Russia – we cannot consider his Supreme Court nominee.

CALL YOUR SENATORS. Say something like …

Hey I’m so and so from blankity blank. Looks like President Trump is a Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater and until I know what the truth, the whole truth, and nothin’ but the truth is, I don’t think the Senate should consider his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. I’m calling to encourage Senator Whoever to either insist on postponing Gorsuch’s hearings until the results of the FBI’s investigations have been made public OR simply vote NO on Gorsuch.

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trump's proposed budget cuts funding for NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

 

Today is Thursday, March 16, 2017

For 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts has supported arts organizations across the United States. Today, the Trump Administration, staying true to their scumbag persona, proposed a budget that would eliminate all funding to the NEA.

That means funding for MUSEUMS, MUSIC, ARTS EDUCATION, LITERATURE, MUSICAL THEATRE, THEATRE, DANCE, OPERA, VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN, MEDIA ARTS, ARTIST COMMUNITIES, ART RESEARCH, ART ANALYSIS, ART ACCESSIBILITY, LOCAL ARTS PROGRAMS, and MORE … will vanish in October.

So What Can We Do?

Here’s a link to Dramatist’s Guild President Doug Wright’s insight into how we can all take action.

THE GIST:

1)      Call local lawmakers and lodge protests.

2)      Engage the press.

3)      Use your platforms to address frustration with the government’s shortsightedness.

4)      Volunteer to assist in arts education in public schools.

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Why Men Should Have to Pay for Prenatal Coverage

 

Today is Friday, March 10th

Yesterday a Republican from Illinois said something real, real crazy. So today, Democrats from Everywhere need to say something back.

During yesterday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee debate on GOP plans to repeal and revise the Affordable Care Act, Rep. John Shimkis of Illinois, when asked to present an example of a “mandate” in Obamacare that he opposes – asked – without irony - Why Men Should Have to Pay for Prenatal Coverage.

First of all, can we all agree to call him John SHMUCKus from now on?

This question proves a couple things:

1.       This fella doesn’t know how healthcare in this country works.

Today’s Washington Post quotes Insurance Expert, Nancy Metcalf, who explains it quite well: Health insurance, like all insurance, works by pooling risks. The healthy subsidize the sick, who could be somebody else this year and you next year. Those risks include any kind of health care a person might need from birth to death — prenatal care through hospice. No individual is likely to need all of it, but we will all need some of it eventually.”

2.       This fella is an asshole.

Prenatal care is designed for the babies who will be born to the MEN and WOMEN who are the parents, and for the WOMEN whose uteruses are involved in this necessary process for LIFE AS WE KNOW IT TO CONTINUE.

ACTION STEP: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES. Tell them you think Representative John Shmuckus of Illinois asked a real doozy of a question yesterday and that you have the answer. Quote Ms. Metcalf above. Urge your reps to insist that any proposed health care legislation must offer better coverage for less money to more Americans in order to gain their vote.

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PAUL RYAN'S SUCKY HEALTH CARE BILL

 

Today is Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Paul Ryan has proposed a new bill to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act and guess who hates it? Doctors, hospitals, patients, insurance companies, democrats, and republicans.

You can read about how pretty much everyone thinks Ryan’s plan sucks in the Washington Post today, here. One of the worst parts about this bill is that MANY AMERICANS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE HEALTH CARE WILL NO LONGER HAVE HEALTH CARE.

James L. Madara, chief executive of the American Medical Association and a doctor, had this to say about the proposed plan: "We cannot support the AHCA as drafted because of the expected decline in health insurance coverage and potential harm it would cause to vulnerable patient populations."

So … if you wanna take an ACTION STEP today – call your Member of Congress and tell him/her how sucky you think Paul’s plan is. If your rep is a Democrat, tell him/her to keep on keepin’ on! Oppose this insanity! If your rep is a Republican, keep in mind that he/she is likely already on your side! Ryan DOESN’T have enough votes to get this bill passed! So, encourage your Republican rep to OPPOSE Ryan’s bill. Make it clear that Republicans need to come up with a plan that ensures that more Americans will have health care, instead of less.

Say something like: Hey this is so and so from blankity blank. I’m calling to tell Congressperson Whoever that until the Republicans can propose health care reform that improves health care coverage and costs for most Americans, I will not support their proposed bills, and I urge my Congressperson to do the same.

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STAND OVARY TO OVARY WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD

 

Today is Wednesday, March 8th and we are CELEBRATING WOMEN.

In honor of the all the women we know and love – today we stand ovary to ovary with PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

By all means WEAR RED today – but ALSO TAKE ACTION.

Call your SENATORS and tell them you love Planned Parenthood as much as they love their jobs as SENATORS.

Sure, mention reproductive freedom and the necessity of a woman’s right to choose, but also bring up a woman’s right to have access to health care – including health care for the parts of her body that make her a WOMAN – like her cervix and her breasts. Women of EVERY income level should be able to access life-saving health care.

Say something like:

Hey, I’m so and so from blankity blank. I’m calling to tell Senator Whoever that today – in honor of Women’s History Month – I stand ovary to ovary with Planned Parenthood. I support funding for Planned Parenthood and access to women’s health care and so should Senator Whoever.

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LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE

 

We know our T-Shirts are great, but DON’T GET DISTRACTED.

The POINT IS … Donald Trump is cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

 

He’s like a matador waving a red flag at a bull. (In this scenario, the American People are the bull and the red flag is the accusation that Obama personally wiretapped his phones). The Bull might be attracted to that red flag … but ultimately that bull needs to remember that JEFF SESSIONS LIED UNDER OATH.

How about this for today – call BOTH of your Senators. Tell them how you’re feeling about Jeff Sessions. Use phrases like “LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE.” Politicians love that.

Do you know that the day after Trump told Matt Lauer that Putin was a “greater leader” than President Obama, and all the Republicans and Democrats were freaking out about that comment, and condemning Putin, and wondering what the hell Donald Trump was doing complimenting Vladamir Pooptin … JEFF SESSIONS HAD A SECRET, SNEAKY MEETING WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR?!

And then – when the Senate later questioned him about that meeting … he LIED about. Under Oath. And then – when it came out that we KNEW he LIED about it … he said – Oh yeah, I did have that meeting, but we didn’t discuss the campaign. We just talked about … "armed services."

That’s like when your kid tries to walk out of Target with a Snickers bar. And you say, “Hey are you stealing a Snickers Bar?” And he says … “No.” And you say, “But there it is. I see the Snickers Bar.” And he says, “Oh. Oh this Snickers Bar? Sorry, I thought it was a free lollypop like at the dentist.” And you look at him and before you can take it out of his hands, he unwraps it and eats it.

CALL YOUR SENATORS. DON’T LET SESSIONS PRETEND HE’S EATING FREE LOLLYPOPS WHEN HE'S REALLY EATING A STOLEN SNICKERS BAR.

If your Senator supported Sessions’ resignation say something like:

"Hi, this is So and So calling from Blankity Blank. I would like to thank Senator Whoever for seeing Jeff Sessions as the LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE that he is, and calling for the Attorney General's resignation. I would like to encourage him/her to continue to push for an independent investigation into Russian ties to our election and government policy influence.”

OR:

If your Senator has done NADA to support Sessions’ resignation say something like:

"Hi, this is So and So calling from Blankity Blank. I’d like to ask that Senator Whoever demand the Attorney General's resignation for lying under oath. Because he is a LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE.”

STAY LOUD!

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Counting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

 

Today is Friday, March 3rd, 2017

It’s been less than 48 hours since we all got wind of the fact that our newly appointed, notoriously racist Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, LIED under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing. (Little known fact: LYING UNDER OATH TO THE SENATE = PERJURY).

Perjurer Sessions told the Senate he hadn’t met with any Russians during Trump’s campaign. But turns out … he’d met with Putin’s Ambassador to the US at least twice. He says those two meetings … didn’t count.

TWO MEETINGS. TWO. (That we know of). Ha-ha-ha. #Theycount.

Speaking of numbers …

Jeff Sessions is the FOURTH Trump appointee to LIE UNDER OATH TO THE SENATE and still be confirmed.

LIAR 1. STEVE MNUNCHIN (Said that while he was CEO, One West Bank did not robo-sign mortgages).

LIAR 2. TOM PRICE (Denied insider trading while in Congress).

LIAR 3. SCOTT PRUIT (Lied about use of an email account while Oklahoma’s A.G.)

LIAR 4. THE STAR LIAR OF THEM ALL, JEFF SESSIONS. (Said he didn’t meet with Russians – except for the Russians that he met with).

It is up to the Attorney General to investigate things like Attorney Generals lying under oath to the senate. But since Sessions IS the Attorney General, odds of him investigating himself are slim.

So, on the off chance that Sessions doesn’t preemptively resign, our US Senators need to demand that a Special Prosecutor is named at the Justice Department.  We suggest they create a bipartisan, independent Select Committee to investigate not just our “Oh, THOSE two meetings?! Oh yeah, THOSE two meetings don’t count” Attorney General, but also to look into ALL of Putin’s efforts to sway our election and current governmental policies. They did it after 9/11. They need to do it again now.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Call your SENATORS.

Say something like:

Hey, I’m so and so from blankity blank. I’m calling to tell Senator Whoever to insist that a Special Prosecutor be named at the Justice Department to investigate the President’s campaign ties to Russia. She/He must also demand a bipartisan, independent Select Committee to investigate all of Putin’s efforts to influence our election and the US Government.

Make the calls. Stay Loud!

Xo The Good Riot Gals

 
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February 9th, 2017

Today is Thursday, February 09, 2017:

PERPETUATE YOUR PROTEST today by calling your senators and saying NO WAY to The Republican’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder. Or as we like to call him, Andy Putzder.  

Putzder, who owns a fast-food chain, is currently being sued because he didn’t pay his employees what he owed them. Do the Republicans know that The Secretary of Labor is in charge of making sure employees get paid what they’re owed? That’s like … what the job is. Seems to us like the Senate ought to choose someone who is GOOD AT PAYING PEOPLE.

Know what else Putzder did? He lied about, and then admitted, that 40% of his company’s workers were employees (including his own personal housekeeper) were not approved to work in the US.

For an administration who’s not so keen on undocumented immigrants, seems odd that they’d overlook this FACT, right? But maybe when you factor in the $300,000 donation Putzder gave to the Republicans during the election, it all starts to make more sense?

Ewwww. We know.

So, call your Sentators (Click here to find them!) and tell them Putzder shouldn’t BE the Secretary of Labor, he should be investigated by the Secretary of Labor.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-puzder-lawsuit-20170208-story.html

 

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