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The sooner we can get that dangerous, old wanker out of circulation, the better it will be for all of us so, until He’ll freezes, vote BLUE! We can’t afford the folly of electing another Republican for at least a generation. At this point, there is no trustworthy republican to be had. It’s sad but it’s the truth. We are still too close to the edge of the abyss to take chances.

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Ok, so maybe Trump is going down. Not enough. His cohort of toxic masculinity, indifferent oligarchs, and fellow political technologists have got to go

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19

I spent two hours today with several dozen other volunteers from Indivisible, St. Paul writing postcards to Wisconsin voters in support of Judge Janet Protasiewicz (Pro ta SAY wits) for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Everyone who said they would come, who had texted back after a call for volunteers, showed. That's 100 percent attendance- never happens. The organizers were honestly a bit gobsmacked by the turnout. Several more showed up that hadn't RSVP'd. They found more chairs and table and put them to work.

A young African American man, who'd seen the signs for the postcard writing in the hallway (we were in a public library in St. Paul) came to the room for more information. The Indivisible staff/volunteers happily answered his questions and invited his participation. The organizer for Indivisible for our region (MN, WI, MI, IN) mentioned in his remarks that he was heading to Wisconsin on Sunday to do door-knocking in support of Protasiewicz and would welcome other volunteers. He reassured people that they could come and just listen and learn how to answer questions. Several folks said yes. Love it!

In short, I spent several glorious hours today surrounded by like-minded defenders of democracy, doing their small part to help get out the vote for our good neighbors to the east. As we wrote, the folks at my table talked about the incredible speed that MN's trifecta D government has passed good legislation - including my personal favorite, a 100% renewable energy standard by 2040. By the way, that policy was written more than 15 years ago by several staff at one of my former employers. Just waiting for the right moment to introduce it and move it through. We vote for a trifecta blue government and boom. Done! Think about the possibilities!

Whatever you do, whatever your response may be to Trump's continued efforts to undermine democracy and incite violence, please consider doing something active in support of democracy. Jessica Cravens writes a 6 day a week newsletter here on Substack with daily ideas of what to do called Chop Wood, Carry Water. more info here: https://chopwoodcarrywaterdailyactions.substack.com

Field Team 6 is focused on registering Democrats. More information here: https://www.fieldteam6.org/

Indivisible is all about grassroots actions across the country - if today's meeting was any indication, they are efficient, effective, knowledgeable and getting it done. Here's the link: https://www.indivisible.org/ If you are active with other effective organizations, start a thread below. Please.

The Republican MAGA judge in Wisconsin has recently received $20M in donations, much of the from the Uihlein Family - ultra conservative billionaire family whose last-minute contribution to the last Supreme Court election in Wisconsin moved the needle on a close race - and the Republican won. We have work to do. And that's just one election in one state. Lots more out there!

By all means come here and comment about Trump's shenanigans and how much you hope for an indictment. But then please consider doing something, anything, actively in support of our precious democracy.

Yes, I do have popcorn and beer in reserve. If it happens, I can't pretend I won't be cheering and doing a happy dance and making snarky jokes with my friends. But my mom always said, "when you pray, move your feet," a quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. On it, mom.

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19

Thank you Heather for again weaving the disparate bits into a whole. At first I had thought Bragg was ill-advised to go after the Stormy Daniels indictments first but now I see the logic. Trump will swing with full force at anything threatening and this exposes him for the grifter he is in the smallest and pettiest of his many crimes. It is one where it is most likely to start peeling off adherents who have to ask themselves if jail is worth it to protect the emperor's naked vanity.

The Ali Alexander quote is so perfect. Thre rats are leaving the sinking ship...

But hopefulness aside the Russian propaganda machine is still hard at work and it is not clear what can be done to weed it of social media. It remains one of the bigger threats to national security.

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Well, if TFG wants a defensive force to gather around Mar-A-Lago, I hope he's planning to feed them, house them, and let them use his bathrooms. It could be a long stay.

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Ironically--and serendipitously--when your newsletter arrived, I had just finished viewing a wonderful documentary about a little town in Connecticut (population 1300) that in 1937, refused to allow the German American Bund to build one of their (25 already existed across the US ) Hitler Youth-style training camps in Southbury. "YANKEE Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis," shows what Americans can do when faced with fascism. (Reminds me of the women of Rosenstrasse.) Part of the Sousa Mendes Foundation's Sunday Speaker series, this documentary and the panel discussion on 3/19/23 can be accessed via registration at: http://sousamendesfoundation.org/events/ . Here is a Youtube link to the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KXvT40yIE

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I’m sure the rich neighbors of Mer a Lago would not take kindly to any far right militia parading by their million dollar homes.

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Thank-you. If not for TFG you would have gotten a much-deserved night off.

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This is a rerun in many ways. Especially the immediate "fundraising appeal." TFG's past fundraising has amounted to grift. TFG is the victim of the deep state. TFG will save his supporters and the country, if only they save him first. Will there be violence? Probably at least some skirmishes. NYPD is probably not too happy with this.

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As Homer Bannon told Hud, “Little by little, the look of the country changes because of the men we admire.” Unfortunately, 74 million Americans admire Trump and will, even after he is indicted, if he is indicted, and after he is convicted, if he is convicted. We are stuck with the 74 million, even if by some miracle we manage to wrest the government out of the hands of their obstructive representatives. That affects the look of the country. It isn’t a good look, but it’s the look we have.

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I hope on Tuesday that someone releases a children's book called Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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When indicted in New York, Feds and New York law enforcement are not involved in arrest. Instead, state of New York sends a request for arrest and extradition to the Governor of Florida, which allows Florida law enforcement to arrest, state prosecutors to represent New York and have a bail and extradition hearing in state Florida courts. Ha ha Gov. Ron DeSantos will have some touchy issues to deal with if Trump does not fly to New York and surrender, which he will do to avoid being held prior to trial. BTW 'Stop the Steal' clown Ali Alexander saying he is retired but will 'pray for Trump', LOL like he prays for gun violence victims, it's a classic toss 'under the bus'.

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Picturing: A homeless encampment defending Mar a Lago. And I hope he feeds them his signature. MacDonalds …and porta potties

(Where is Terry Southern and Peter Sellers when we need them!?)

Shades of Quaddafi hiding in his hole in the ground

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I worry that the MAGA Republicans won't know about the revelations about the Fox News Corporation. It's not being reported on Fox News.

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The most disturbing part is not Trump’s lies & behavior - it’s that over 60% of Republican redcoat ‘citizens’ are duped enough to blindly believe and do his bidding. We will always have kooks - that 40M people by into the tripe is the truly scary thing.

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