Again. If you don’t want to give us an actual liveable wage, do something to make the cost of living go way the hell down.
Rich folk decided to start betting on when certain stock companies would fail and regular citizens found out and decided to buy shares of Gamestop to keep it from going under. Rich people saw the stock prices going up and, not only did many lose their bets, they also felt the need to buy up shares of now expensive stock. They didn’t like losing money so they had companies like Robin Hood stop regular folks from buying or selling shares of stock so rich people could stop losing money.
Or, third option–we can bring down the cost of living. Lower the cost of mortgages/rent, food, clothes, transportation, childcare, healthcare, and utilities. Once you do ALL of that, you won’t have to increase wages.
With that being said, which is easier?
A milestone in American history, but not the end of the road. We need to keep Biden to his promises.
Let’s hope he gets a conviction as well.
There was a photo of a guy holding a confederate flag inside the Capitol. Make no mistake what this is about. This is about white supremacy. All those people are racists and the only reason they got that far inside the building is because they were white.
so the capitol is undergoing a domestic terrorist attack currently
Maybe not a terrorist attack (yet) but it’s definitely a riot, protestors just stormed the Capital Building
it’s a terrorist attack
They have guns, are pepper spraying cops, they are breaking down doors and setting off fire extinguishers inside Capitol.
Its a terrorist attack.
It’s a coup. They have stormed the seat of government while it was in session, forcing the evacuation of representatives, demanding their leader be retained despite losing the election, and the law enforcement and military didn’t stop them. it’s. a. coup.
For anyone not keeping up, Trump held a rally earlier today, told his supporters to storm the Capitol building with him, then went to hide in the White House.
Protestors tore through 4 layers of barricades and are fighting cops to get into the Capitol building. A possible bomb was spotted and the Madison and Cannon buildings have been evacuated while a bomb squad was called in. And just now the Capitol has gone into lockdown.
But also Pence issued a statement that he is not doing anything with the electors and McConnell denounced Republican senators’ efforts to stop counting the electoral votes.
OK everything got a lot crazier really fast.
Trump lashed out at Pence for not stopping the vote. He is not telling the protesters to leave but instructed them to “support the Capitol police and law enforcement”. Trump later told protesters to “remain peaceful” despite already storming the Capitol.
Ivanka tweeted out calling the protestors “patriots” but then deleted this tweet and replaced it with one saying violence is not patriotic. Meanwhile Rudy Giuliani’s messaging to protesters is to be peaceful and that they are on “the right side of history”. Neither acknowledges the violence.
The Department of Defense denied a request by DC officials to deploy the National Guard. Supposedly it was because they were beholden to Trump and only acted when he decided to deploy them about an hour later.
Guns were drawn by police on the Senate floor as protesters break through windows in an attempt to reach the room. One women was shot in the chest (GRAPHIC VIDEO). It appears she was with those trying to break into the Senate floor. Later reports state that that 5 people have been transported to the hospital, including at least member of police.
Police are making “attempts to deescalate”.
Mitt Romney called the riots an “insurrection”.
Emergency procedures were emailed to all Capitol staffers urging them to hide.
Protestors are climbing all over police vehicles without cops stopping them. Maybe because they’re too busy taking selfies with the protesters.
Trump is refusing to condemn the protester’s violence despite being urged to do so by staffers which is a stark contrast to his attitude toward BLM protesters. His aids can’t convince him to do anything and the White House briefing room is empty with no preparation to address the nation to be seen.
Only Pence is stepping up to call for an end to the violence and for protestors to vacate the Capitol.
Chris Christie has been attempting without success to contact Trump and convince him to tell his supporters to leave.
As I finished writing this Trump finally posted a video telling people to go home, but also repeated his false election claims. In it he also calls his supporters “very special” and his opponents “evil” ??
So, what’s been happening since I left? Well, former Vice President Joe Biden has become current President-elect Joe Biden and was supposed to be ceremonially approved by Congress today, but more on that later.
In the Georgia senate race in November, it was too close to call, so in this fine January they held a second election in which the democrats won both races (as all states get two senators). This is a little weird because usually both senators don’t get elected the same year. Often, one is supposed to be a newbie and they learn from the other one how to be an effective senator. At least that’s what I was taught in school.
This double win in the senate has brought us to an even-steven split between Democrats and Republicans and that means Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gets to have a vote should there be a tie. That means Republican-majority leader Mitch Mcconnell has become the minority leader and Chuck Schumer is to be the brand-new Democratic-majority leader. That means both the legislative and executive branches are blue and can work together to move the country forward, which should really be the only way to move a country.
Should Biden choose to appoint more supreme court justices to make it a blue court, that would bring all three governmental bodies together.
Buuuut right now there’s a bit of a hitch as I alluded to earlier, which is that the Capitol building was stormed by ARMED right-wing nutjobs. This has effectively impeded the normally boring and forgettable portion of the election process and halted it altogether. A person has been shit and, unlike the PEACEFUL blm protests during the summer, police and the national guard have been extremely nonviolent toward the rioters.
And before some of you say, “those blm protests were violent,” the violence was largely caused by pro-Trump counter-protesters and the police. Literally, look it up.
Arrests have not been made on the scale they should be made on, most rioters are being escorted out of the building and just moved away from the area. Trump has made some pretty weak statements toward them, making sure to let them know he’s “proud.” And, I might add, he didn’t say SHIT until after Biden came out and denounced them. He was the one who said they should storm DC to begin with. He also wanted Pence to stop the process of counting electoral votes and make everyone go back to the polls to revote. Luckily Pence had no intention of doing so.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s still a monster, but at least he’s a monster with boundaries which is apparently something that’s hard to find these days.
So here we are. How do we move forward from this? Letting bygones be bygones is absolutely not an option. At some point, the infection is too far gone to just try to let it heal on its own. Examples need to be made, precedents need to be set.
Biden used some strong wording today and we need to hold him to it. He works for the people and he needs to know it. He needs to be the strong democrat we’ve been looking for.
Okay y'all. It’s time. Tomorrow is the day.
If you have not voted, do it tomorrow. Please. There is no one that will vote for you and this shit is going to be close and messy. Trump won’t leave easily if he loses and his supporters are loud and dangerous. We can’t guarantee a win. We can’t guarantee Trump won’t fuck with the results, he did it in 2016 and I wouldn’t put it past him to do it again. We will not know the results initially, things will be tense and crazy and likely emotions will boil over. Vote anyway. The bigger the gap, the stronger our stance is.
I won’t lie, Biden is for sure not my first choice, but good God, I’ll take a normal, centrist corporate whore over a racist, sexist, killer clown any day.
If you care about anyone, remember you are voting for their lives. ANY person of color, ANY woman, ANY lgbtq+ person, ANY grandparent, and with COVID, ANY of you are at risk. Vote like you realize it. Tomorrow is our last chance. Especially those who are gen z and young millennials, we are notoriously terrible at getting to the polls and actually that’s a lot of the reason Bernie didn’t win either time. We have the numbers, we can get out there.
This election is going to be tight.
No one is a clear winner. You need to vote. No one will pick up your slack, no one will be there to counteract your absence.
People’s lives depend on it. Look at what has happened already, the suffering, the lives lost. You can help heal this country but you have to find a way to get to the polls or get and absentee ballot.
Don’t ignore this plea. This is no more dramatic than it has to be, the election relies on you too.
This isn’t exactly “breaking news” at this point but Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Hope Hicks (press secretary) all have tested positive for COVID.
Pence, Biden, and Harris have tested negative.
For those of you who say, “I don’t pay attention to politics.” Start paying fucking attention.
Let me tell you–politics are every aspect of your lives. It’s determines who you can marry, who you can be friends with, what you can eat, when you sleep, whether you can afford a car, get a job, start a family, what the weather will be,what your kids learn in school, everything. Laws are politics. Laws tell you what you can and can’t do. Money is politics. How much you have and how much you have to spend is politics. Science is politics. History is politics. You are politics and you are ignoring it. Who helps you in a time of crisis is politics.
You need to start paying attention and caring, this affects you personally.
I started to write this post before the debate between Trump and Biden began, not knowing how it would turn out or what to expect. It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of Biden. I don’t believe he’s going to look out for the regular people of this country as well as I’d like him to.
However, for those of us who watched, it was still a lot of the same old tactics by Trump: interruptions, denials, blatant lies, incoherence. It reinforced for me that even Biden is better than the current president who is actively working against the people of the country, and the world if I’m honest, destroying every remnant of America that made the country okay. I won’t say great because, frankly, it’s never been great. It’s been better than some other countries, but not the best. There was already a mountain of work to do and now we’ve taken steps back which means there’s more work to be done than ever.
I didn’t go into the debate undecided, even though I don’t particularly like the guy, I was still going to vote for Biden, it’s just a damn, sad shame that I had to witness this event to confirm that I’m making the right decision.
With that being said, everyone needs to go to the polls or snatch up an absentee ballot. If we’re to defeat Trump, everyone has to vote. As sad a display this was tonight’s the race is going to be close. No one is a guaranteed winner and it is imperative every single person submits their ballot. Register to vote and vote.
This is bad. On one hand, we lost a life. She was someone people, especially girls and women, could look up to, a role model for American society. On the other hand this is opening up an avenue we should not have to go down right now. There’s already so much at stake. She was the strongest judge to bat for the people and despite her wishes to not be replaced until after the election, you can bet your britches she will be. I’m sure they already had someone lined up and the process expedited so whoever they choose will be in the seat. The GOP is already waiting to stage a coup in preparation for Trump’s possible defeat in November. They have the majority in Congress. They already had a majority in the Supreme Court but RBG was there as a strong voice and a strong vote for the people.
Rest in peace Ruth. Truly.
I’m sick to my goddamn stomach. Do you want to know what we’ve found out this fifteenth of September 2020? Detained immigrant women are having forced hysterectomies. Here in this fucking country that supposedly prides itself on being a “melting pot,” being a free country. Not if you’re brown. This is reminiscent of Nazi Germany, of the disgusting, shitty history of the United States back in the days when the country admitted it relied on slavery. When so-called doctors would buy slave women and perform their twisted experiments on them, including but not limited to hysterectomies, and I won’t mince words too much, it is wrong. It is disgusting.
When I say I’m pro-choice, I’m not always talking about abortions. I mean I’m pro-bodily-autonomy. If you want an abortion, get one. It’s not my fucking decision what happens to a woman’s body. If you DON’T want your uterus to be removed from your body–and especially when it’s not MEDICALLY NECESSARY–then you should have the RIGHT not to have that part of you taken away. This. Is. Racist. This. Is. Eugenics. This. Is. Tyranny.
These women are people for God’s sake. They deserve rights and I don’t fucking care if they’re here illegally. They deserve to be treated like human goddamn beings. As it is, they’re being treated like dogs. Their children are in cages and they are being sterilized involuntarily.
This is Trump’s America, so fuck him. Vote Biden.