We’ve now hit the point where it is as bad as I thought it would be back in 2016. We did delay them for two years. This could have happened a lot faster. And even more terrible things will keep happening if we don’t step up (read this about how apartheid happened in South Africa). I’m going to another protest today in the hot Southern sun, because that is something I can do. I don’t want to. I hate protesting, but every call we make, every additional protest sign, every donation, every person we get to vote, even every tweet or post slows down the horror that is currently happening and saves lives. I am overwhelmed and back to getting my news through a few twitter feeds, but every morning I do a political action. I’m trying to focus on what I can do, not what I can’t change. There is nobody to save us but ourselves. We cannot be complacent. We must fight.
Something folks in both red and blue states can do to fight is to call their senators or visit them to keep a horrifying supreme court justice from being installed. Here’s indivisible’s guide to that. Folks with Democratic senators should be really clear that they don’t want their senators to play nice. Folks with Republican senators need to make it very clear that there are levels to which the Republicans will not be allowed to stoop. Now is also a great time to look into your local elections and see who is running and how you can support the good people. Look at swing states and see who you can support in those states as well. SwingLeft is a great resource for that (here’s how to join). And be sure to look into contested elections outside of the senate as well– governors, deputy governors, attorneys general, these all can have lasting impact federally as well. State legislators and reps can determine how gerrymandered districts are and how difficult it is for people to vote. State-wide political signs are popping up all over my neighborhood, something I haven’t seen in 8 years, and unlike 8 years ago, they’re all for Democratic candidates. Another list of places to donate to help immigrants.
Bardiac talks about going to a Republican town hall in her state
Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone
National guardsman: Immigrants are “lucky we aren’t executing them”
Boston public schools helped ICE to deport children
Resistance ramping up
The legitimacy problem arising out of the interaction of mccconnell/garland and Russia and the 2016 election
How about it?
Arguments about civility are never symmetric. It’s always, you must bend over backwards while I kick you where it hurts. It’s: you can’t politely tell someone they are not welcome to be served in a restaurant, but then death threats to the restaurant workers are just fine. (#restaurants4sarah) We want more pies in Nazi faces, more prosecuting death threats. Also, keep not dating neo-Nazis/fascists.
We must protect Due Process. No one is safe.
Do you have Plan B?
Turns out women actually do ask
DC1 is having some trouble understanding why geometric proofs are so picky and seemingly convoluted. I dug up this list of jokes.
Quotes from this season of the bachelorette
This isn’t completely accurate, but mostly so. (Ex, you still owe SS and Medicare with a part-time job!)
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