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raisedbymoogles ([personal profile] raisedbymoogles) wrote2017-05-12 08:23 pm
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US politics stuff behind the cut, because everybody's sick of it, I know. I just need to scream into the void a bit.


So, wow! Don the Con fired the guy who was investigating him for treason! He is almost certainly 100% guilty of treason! He's 111% guilty of obstruction of justice, given how he did this in broad fucking daylight and didn't even try to be subtle about it. I mean, yeah, he lied about the reason, but it was so cynically transparent he might as well have come right out and said "I did it because he was about to expose me as a traitor and you can't do shit about it, nyah-nyah." (Also, seriously, fuck you for twisting the knife, slimeball. I'm as mad about what Comey did to Clinton as anybody, but the time to fire him for that is long past. You loved him when he was misusing his power for your benefit.)

So democracy in America is fucking flatlining and the guys holding the defibrillator (with a few exceptions, all but maybe two of whom have a (D) next to their names) are impotently 'troubled' about it. Which is apparently politician for "I am either a thundering ignoramus or a traitor myself." Which is bad enough when 'idiot or traitor?' is the game you've been playing with the fucking President since he took office, but how deep does this abyss run? Do they really think Don the Con will reward their silent, craven loyalty? I knew the GOP was collectively on the take, but how on the take do you have to be to be okay with watching America turn into an autocracy?

With nukes?

I just. I am so pissed off and I am so terrified. I'm terrified for my entire country, I'm terrified for my friends and my family over there, I'm terrified for my friends and family over here because America's madness has never been confined to its borders. Part of me wishes I were there so I could call my Congresscritter every day and bus down to DC and scream at the White House every weekend. Part of me is so, so grateful I am here instead, so I can draw some comfort from the presence of my partner and the distance between that mess and me. And then I feel super guilty about feeling grateful.

Guys, real talk, if any of y'all want to emigrate to the UK I will help you however I can. I don't know how long living here will realistically keep us safe, though, if they don't impeach or arrest the slimeball soon.

(I'll settle for impeachment. But my dream is one day seeing the video of him being led away from the White House in handcuffs, because a criminal court wouldn't rely on the historically stellar judgement of the Republican Congress.)

...ugh, I have a rage headache.
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[personal profile] badafthunter 2017-05-12 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)

...I just want everyone to be safe. Fuck it, if I could, I'd make sure everyone would get their arses over to Scandinavia, but even here, of all places, those little turds are creeping in.

I just.

How the fuck did we miss that Hydra was moving into every level of society? I mean, jokes aside... ):
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[personal profile] badafthunter 2017-05-13 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just so so so afraid for everyone's sake right now.

Like, here, there's still some resistance. This is 2017! We shouldn't have to be worrying about a fucking race-war, or about what's going to happen with the environment. The stuff with Brexit, with the States... Just terrifying.

And, yeah... I think you are right. It will just backfire, because ppl are just that stupid (and racist) sometimes. Here, in Sweden, the politicians are trying to figure out how to cooperate with the socialist/liberal block so they don't give any power to the bloody neo nazis that are in our government. Because we have them too, see.

I just... how did this even happen. ;__;
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[personal profile] playswithworms 2017-05-12 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, everything you said. I was doing pretty good calling and emailing congressfolks for awhile, but with nearly 40 baby wildlifes right now I barely have time to skim the headlines (which is probably a good thing in the "gotta stay functional" arena). I've been donating token amounts of money to the opponent campaign funds of all Republicans up for re-election instead, and making sure I mention some of the real time consequences of climate change we're seeing in our local area in all of my nature programs, and subscribing to an Actual Newspaper. There was Nazi graffiti in one of our park Port-O-Lets last month. Pissed and terrified, exactly. *hugs* *stashes self into suitcase to UK*
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[personal profile] white_aster 2017-05-13 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
:hugs: Coworkers and I have been just shaking our heads in amazement for months really, but especially this week. Being in policy as we are, we've had a front-row and slightly-more-DC-centric viewpoint than most folks, and it's just amazing watching how badly you can fuck up when you don't know why government works the way it does. Like, there is a reason that you do not do the shit that Drumpf does and expect no one to notice, but he's in such a bubble of yes-folks (and yes-folks who have no govt. experience) that there's this huge gaping hole where legal and political knowledge and reasonable expectations should be. Thus this firing, which evidently they expected everyone to shrug off?

Things here are steadily getting worse for him, fear not. There are cracks between him and major Republican party members (John McCain, Lindsey Graham) over Russia, and the more he pushes back on that, the more the cracks widen. Impeachment is difficult to do without a massive, across-the-aisles outcry, but this will not be forgotten, and the Russia investigation is going forward whether he likes it or not. And this is just one more brick in the wall, with more to come. 2018 will be key, and he loses people with every scandal.

Stay strong, hon!
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[personal profile] white_aster 2017-05-13 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)

True. My only answer is that the federal government changes kind of like a whale handles. He can put up as many commissions and executive orders as he wants but at some point you come up against the wall of federal law, and changing that will require action by Congress which is slow and much more difficult than signing a piece of paper. The founding fathers were wary of kings and despots....

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[personal profile] maureenlycaon_dw 2017-05-18 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
Somehow I missed seeing this . . .

I hope my recent posts brought you a bit of comfort. Trump has pissed off the intelligence community and the media, and this rash of leaks over the past few days wasn't accidental.

And now, they're summoning in Angelina Lazar for a plea bargain. She's the first of the small fry that we're actually hearing about, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if there are others being brought in this week.

It's going to be criminal investigations to start with. Not impeachment. Some of it is also state investigations rather than federal, which means that Trump has no power to issue pardons.
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[personal profile] maureenlycaon_dw 2017-05-19 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
It'll get a little better. Either that, or we'll have a civil war, which probably means my coast gives the US government the finger and secedes.

How much better will depend on how many Republicans this nails. Word is, the intelligence community will not be content with Trump and his droogs. The Russian involvement spreads beyond that.

The basic problems -- fossil fuels running out, global warming accelerating -- probably won't be solved. But with the obstructionists out of the way, the slight chances of us doing at least some things to cushion the collapse rise a little.