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03/17/2018

Resistance Update 3/17/18

Every fucking day, I pray for Donald Trump to die.

Now that I’ve said that, let’s move on to what’s happening and what we can do next.

What happened?

OK, it’s been a lot longer than a week since my last post. I’m not even going to try to keep up. Here are the two latest things that should be blowing our minds but are becoming just par for the course with the Trump regime:

Trump just fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe last night, just short of his retirement, in order to make a statement and deprive him of his pension after 21 years of service to our country.

McCabe kept memos about all of his conversations with Trump and the WSJ is now reporting that McCabe has given his notes to Mueller. Trump is flipping out on Twitter.

This is part of his overall recent attempts to strip the government of everyone who won’t kiss his ring. He’s working his way to Mueller, although if he has the balls or lack of brains to get that guy fired is beyond me. Nevertheless, we are watching a coup of our nation in real time. This is not a joke.

To catch up on the latest, read Amy Siskind’s latest list. To hear some ideas about the repercussions of this latest dictatorial act by Trump, watch Elizabeth Cronise Mclaughlin’s latest video:

Oh yeah, and it turns out that 50 million Americans had their info leaked from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica in 2016. The company has now been banned from FB. A little late, dontcha think?

“So the firm harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, according to former Cambridge employees, associates and documents, making it one of the largest data leaks in the social network’s history. The breach allowed the company to exploit the private social media activity of a huge swath of the American electorate, developing techniques that underpinned its work on President Trump’s campaign in 2016.”

What can we do?

You’re still doing Resistbot, calling your Reps every day, making Blue Wave 2018 hats and Enough!! headbands to wear to protests, sending Postcards to Voters and/or doing phone banking or text banking, right?

The shit’s gonna be hitting the fan. We’ve got all kinds of resistance hats and headbands, right? Are you ready to hit the streets in your town, no matter how small it is? Start planning now. Make signs. And text or message Rally to Resistbot to find out the nearest pre-planned protest near you.

And don’t forget the March for Our Lives on March 24th!

Enough Headband free on Ravelry

Subversive Knitting
5 Comments
  1. Hi, Donna, my guru of everything craftivistic: I often think that “one day” I “could” run some cookies downtown to the volunteers answering phones. Today Craftsy ran a piece called “Need a Special Cookie Cutter in a Hurry? Make Your Own!”
    By Felicity and Krystle on April 13, 2018
    http://www.craftsy.com/cake-decorating/article/diy-cookie-cutters/#comment-744645

    My comment on the post is ‘”awaiting moderation”–which should be interesting, because it goes (went?) like this: “Thanks very much! Now I’ll be able to distribute not only Blue Wave cookies and bars but the cutters for making or decorating more
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QUweaqFFvUJm2B3DPfpAOXoJ845YY8a4/view?usp=sharing
    Time to get busy!”

    • About my Craftsy blog comment mentioning the Blue Wave, Craftsy has censored it. The comment never appeared, and I no longer receive a message claiming that it’s “under moderation.” Which it clearly isn’t. Half of me wants to email them and make them cite their moderation policy for the record, and part of me doesn’t feel like bothering. Opinions, please? Thanks, anyone!

  2. Thank you.

  3. Marcia Dobrick 03/18/2018 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Love your craft and your blog.

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