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The Trump era begins on the web
New York Times 
It didn’t take long.
The Department of Labor’s report on lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transsexuals in the workplace? Gone.
The White House’s exposition on the threat of climate change and efforts to combat it? Gone.
In its place, An America First Energy Plan:
“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.”
And “America First Foreign Policy.”

“Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.”


Laugh my intelligent @ss off!  What a dumb dumb revolting and ignoranimus Russian goon.  I cannot, will not forgive the people who stood this guy up-- you know who you are, and so do we.

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 Trump said:  


"... through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other,” 


Could he be any more menacing? 

His threat is only minimally obscured.

​Sorry. man, but goose stepping is too hard on my spine.


I will never commit treason or break the law in any way,

​but I also will never do one thing to support this man.

On principle.

I do not recognize, at all, the America he defines.  

His agenda is the agenda of a foreign adversary and a boob.

I really cannot believe we swore an enemy of the state into office.

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Without any hyperbole at all, I literally had to run to the bathroom and heave when I read this quote:


"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other,” he said. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”


The vast majority of Americans are now in dire need of foreign asylum.  

May we all come to New Zealand, please?


I am so sorry, World.  Truly, I am so very very sorry.

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​The viewing stands at the White House for the inaugural parade, and all of Pennsylvania Ave, which it travels down, were empty of people.

Nobody wanted to welcome the new Demagogue in Chief!  Smart folks.


Inaugural ball tickets, which once cost twenty-five thousand dollars, are reportedly being given away for free. 


A fox news poll shows only forty-two per cent of registered voters have a favorable opinion of Trump; fifty-five per cent feel unfavorably toward him.

Trumpers are in a serious minority, my Dears--not just in the country, but in the world.


The Trump Chumps are trying to put a brave face on things,

but everybody in the city knows this is the unhappiest inauguration of all time.

They will have to use very narrow camera angles in order to spin this in the press. lol.


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On behalf of all clear-minded Americans, I apologize, in advance, for for next four years.



I'm With You, Makinit66!!!!

But don't worry....I don't think he will last for very long.

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I'm truly frightened for our country because trump has already started signing some bills.  One of them to begin cutting the affordable care act and the other one will raise interest rates on struggling home owners   :(

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Nice to hear from sane people who realize what is at stake. We are all angry but now we move on to action...I support both ACLU and Environmental Defense and will continue to speak out against everything I find abhorrent about this administration.

On an upnote, will be at the Philly and NJ U2 shows !!!

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I posted this in the Women's March thread, as well,

but it probably should be here too.  Thanks.




Someone just forwarded me this article interviewing Bono on his thoughts toward Trump.

Bono's Pitch Perfect Approach to Trump


He is right to say that we should try to understand why so many in the country felt ignored and condescended to during the Obama administration, because surely many of us were.


And, it is true that the Women's March on Washington -- the National team (which I have nothing to do with)-- is made up of many Obama, Clinton and Bernie Sanders volunteer supporters,

​which I also have nothing to do with.


But, compassion toward those who have been hurting is not a justifiable reason to normalize Trump.

Trump did terrible things to the country during the election.

He attacked and abused every single vestige of national and communal pride and decency and endangered the lives of millions by appealing to fear, ignorance and bigotry.

He dragged the country through the gutter and kicked us, our national heroes, our traditions, our values, our institutions and our Constitution in the face, and then turned around and spit on them for good measure, just out of malice and spite.  

He gives succor to our national enemies.

He cannot be forgiven.


Yes, DC is arrogant.  I have never liked it here.

I will be leaving the city this week after 15 years, the last 8 of which were a miserable hell.

People in power did not see Trump coming and 

have not yet acknowledged their complicity in his rise. 

Bono is right about both of those points.

But MANY MANY of us did see him coming.



And, most important, Trump's rise isn't just a case of people voting for a candidate and that candidate winning.

There were all sort of other unethical and nefarious activities going on during the campaign that affected the outcome, including interference by a foreign adversary.


A fair, honest and informed mind also has to acknowledge this.


Bono is quoted in this article saying, 

"Instead of protesting, boycotting or calling for impeachment, 

how about starting with an honest and humble attempt to understand."


He is not wrong in calling for understanding, humility and honesty toward

​those who have been aggrieved.  But, again, one cannot extend that to Trump.

Trump is simply not a good person. 

 He is not a leader.  He is a liar and a bully. 

Plain and Simple.

A Bully.


So, I gather from these comments, that were published on the day of our international actions, that Bono is not much in support of Women's March.  

That's ok.


I wish to thank for letting me keep a WM stream here.

will stop adding to it now.


Wishing the best to all Women, the Men who love and respect them,

and to all those, including the environment, 

that are now under existential threat.

We will do our best to try and protect you.

Please work with us.


On behalf of Women's March Global, we love you!


Bye, and thank you.

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From the time the Women's Marches began in Australia until they reached DC, we added another 2.5 million people to our coalition

with a final registered participant tally exceeding 5 million!  I believe this gives us a mailing and organizing list 2.5 times the size of the National Rifle Association (NRA).




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"The Trump team is so far gone that even Fox News isn’t going the whole way down the trail of lies with them.

The facts aren’t a conspiracy against Trump,

and an administration that refuses to live in reality presents a grave danger to its own people and the rest of the world.

The inaugural crowd size lie is a symptom of much more dangerous condition."


I walked the parade route....almost nobody was there.

The stands were empty.  Fact.

Look it up online.  There is video.

Delusional, lying Psychopaths.

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Nobody is debating OUR numbers!


"Women’s March crowds at cities across the country on Saturday have grown so large that the only way to capture them is with overhead shots."



Have a look for yourself.

There are plenty more photos online capturing the marches across the world.

Last I heard, there were actions in 83 countries on all 7 continents,

and, apparently, reports of even more actions are still coming in!

We've got this.

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Communist China Is Now The Leader Of The 'Free Trade' World



Trump is, by far, the most malevolent Mother F-er this country has ever seen.

US manufacturing will suffer even more under these policies.

More people will be out of work.  

The US economy, which is finally recovering, will tank again, pulling the rest of the world down with it.

If the world's publics have any sense at all, they should organize a global boycott

of American hard goods. Make America feel some pain for putting this asinine abuser, state enemy and menace to the people into office.

This worked to end Apartheid.


DT thinks he can f*ck the world in the face and that there will be no consequence.

He is wrong.

Of course, we will likely be in a hot war with China in the South China sea in no time at all,

and then nothing--nothing-- will matter anymore. Guess whose kids are going to be trundled off to fight that battle?


Maybe we can save the United States and her people from Trump.  

But it is just as likely this is the end of the American era.

And if so, it probably deserves to go down.  

I am just sorry that Russia and China will step in to fill the leadership role America once commanded.  

Trump's voters will be left with nothing but flags, bibles and gun powder to feed their children.

And they won't even have the intellectual capacity to learn to speak Chinese so that they can understand

the dictates of their new rulers.


What a bunch of unsophisticated, backassward idiots.  Simplistic, delusional, uneducated know-nothings.

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Unfortunately, I too feel the same way. The U.S. is going to hit rock bottom soon. Somewhere along the lines people must have forgotten that no matter where you live, you are a human being.

We NEED to take care of our neighbors, as well as our own.

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We are likely going to hit rock bottom. 

And all of the jackals we spent 50 years keeping at bay,

will come rushing in to eat the American carcass.

Guess which parts of our public are NOT going to be in a 

position to flee.

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They say liberalism is a mental disorder and you Voice from DC are displaying it loud and clear for the world to see. YOU are the hater you make Trump voters out to be. You're nothing but a bastion of negative disinformation and should be thrown off this site. No wonder there's barely a soul posting anything on this site anymore. FYI The vote for Trump was a vote against people just like you.

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Yeah. So, Bob, let's just go ahead and unpack that a little bit why don't we.


I am not a liberal. I don't even have a political ideology. I am completely apolitical i'm actually known around DC for being so. I've had a very hard time fitting into DC over the last 15 y ears for exactly this reason – – because I have no political ideology, and the town is filled with increasingly radical sorts on both sides. I prefer intellectuals to ideologues, and consider that a mark of superiority.


however, during those 15 years, I spent half of that, if not more, kicking around intelligence circles. So I know what the threats are that are arrayed against this country. Furthermore, I know exactly how terrified the intelligence community is because the number of threats facing the country is unprecedented and they simply cannot keep up. The Trumper's actually tried to recruit me into their ranks with offer of a full ride scholarship to a PhD in intelligence studies. Something I've wanted since I arrived in the city. But I will not help them.


What you most likely don't understand, and what is so tragic, is that whatever the serious threats were that were facing the country before Trump's election, they are three times in number now. They are three times more intense now. And, the country has lost the goodwill of tens of millions of its own citizens, and earned the ire of billions of people overseas. America cannot prevail against this. It simply cannot. All it can do is reach for a Pyrrihc victory, which I do not doubt these nut jobs are crazy enough to pull down on everyone's head. I was a professional defender of the United States. Now I am actively seeking a way out of this country. So you certainly don't have to worry about me. And I definitely will no longer be worrying about you.

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Posted · Hidden by mich40, January 25 - Duplicate post
Hidden by mich40, January 25 - Duplicate post

yes, so I'm trying to type on my tiny phone and made tons of errors. I went back and edited the above post because a few of those errors definitely changed the meaning into something I did not intend.

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