A Round Up of Resistance to Trump


#2178

Rest in power.


#2179

"Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem, a Democrat who will be one of the nation’s first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del. Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond."

Just gotta love that line.


#2180

Axios on yesterday’s elections:

Top Republicans were stunned by the severity of the shellacking, and worry that it will endanger both tax reform and the House majority.

One longtime party power texted me: “The beginning of the end.”

Another: “R donors are shocked and dismayed.”

Democrats finally see a path out of the wilderness. Matt Bennett of Third Way: “This is a huge statement by voters: They want a broad path and not ideology and litmus tests. If Democrats can learn that lesson, we have a shot at winning in 2018.”

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#2181

https://twitter.com/CharlotteAlter/status/928086721400537089

@Akimbo_NOT

One longtime party power texted me: “The beginning of the end.”

Another: “R donors are shocked and dismayed.”

Democrats finally see a path out of the wilderness. Matt Bennett of Third Way: “This is a huge statement by voters: They want a broad path and not ideology and litmus tests. If Democrats can learn that lesson, we have a shot at winning in 2018.”

I would not be shocked that within 12 or so years it’ll be pretty much the case that liberals & centrists will be running the show


#2182


#2183

Another chance for Virginia to go Blue.

He represents deep trump country but, 'ya never know


#2184

In the tradition of the Black Panthers…


#2185


#2186

#2187

DSA diversifying their direct action community building work:


#2188

…and getting some attention:


#2189

As we all know, Trump is playing games with U.S. participation in the UN climate effort (the Paris Agreement).

A group of American city mayors and industry leaders are continuing efforts to reach zero carbon/GHG emissions anyway, regardless of whatever Trump does. This group has formed an unofficial U.S. delegation to the UN effort, currently present at COP23 in Bonn.

Now, this group is arguing they should be “seated” – included in official UN climate talks and planning.

A coalition of cities, states and businesses representing more than half of the US economy should be given a seat at the climate negotiating table, billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg said on the sidelines of UN talks in Bonn on Saturday. “This coalition represents more than half of the US economy,” he said. “If this group were a country, we would have the world’s third largest economy. In other words, a group of citizens, states and businesses who remain committed to the Paris agreement represent a bigger economy than any country in the world, outside the US and China. We should have a seat at the table and the ability to work with our peers in other nations. That is the aim of our pavilion.”


#2190

Doug Jones and Roy Moore essentially tied in several recent polls.


#2191

#2192

Amy Siskind’s wonderful weekly list of Trumpian events now has its own dedicated website:

Between this site and What the Fuck Just Happened Today, there’s no excuse to not be well informed of the fuckery that’s going on right now.


#2193

Fans angry with the NFL and its protesting players called for a boycott on Veterans Day weekend. But other fans showed up to Sunday’s games, and in greater numbers than they had averaged all season.

NFL players protesting during the national anthem have drawn the ire of a significant segment of the fanbase, upset at what they believe is disrespect for the flag and military members’ sacrifice. Almost half, 49 percent, of respondents in a recent poll said they believed the protests were disrespectful to the flag. Many fans have said they would boycott the NFL, and loosely organized movements on Twitter and Facebook sought to flex patriotic muscle by boycotting the entire slate of games this holiday weekend.

However, the numbers don’t indicate that any boycotts, if indeed they happened, had a meaningful numerical effect. In fact, total attendance at the eight early games on Sunday, as reported by the NFL, was up about 1 percent over season averages. Here’s the breakdown, with averages prior to Sunday’s games.

https://sports.yahoo.com/despite-threat-boycott-attendance-increases-sunday-nfl-games-234459264.html


#2194


#2195

Looks like a good 'un:


#2196

Just dropping this here.

But the slang term isn’t new — and its use has evolved quite a bit.

In Missouri in the 1860s, a “snowflake” was a person who was against the abolition of slavery, according to Merriam-Webster.

Snowflakes during that time period valued white people over black people and wanted slavery to continue after the Civil War.

Same as it ever was.


#2197

Good. Maybe this will force teams to reduce their astronomical ticket prices.