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Use humor to deal with Trump

January 8, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

One of the effective — and under-used — strategies of nonviolent resistance to bullies is to use humor and satire.  Donald Trump’s exaggerated ego and his cruel and criminal behaviors have made him a perfect object for humor and satire.  Consider these:   In 2 ½ minutes, this rewrite of the decades-old song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” nails Trump!  Click here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkU1ob_lHCw     Here is a 4 ½ minute video of Trump and The Simpsons.  This really does need to be watched.  It is hilarious, true, and sometimes scary:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7zfso2     A new card for Trump:  A new […]

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Voters keep rejecting BOTH political parties — and for good reasons!

January 3, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

We all know that ALMOST ALWAYS the political party that holds the presidency LOSES seats in Congress’s midterm elections. Here is why. The Executive Branch – regardless of which party controls it – FAILS TO DELIVER what the voters really want.  It allows big businesses and other powerful “special interests” to control federal agencies so they cater to those powerful interests and FAIL TO SOLVE our nation’s problems. Voters punish the negligent, corrupt party by VOTING AGAINST that party’s congressional candidates in the midterm elections.     Public opinion polls keep showing that increasing majorities are saying our nation is […]

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Fresh insights into Trump’s reaction to getting caught stealing top secret documents

January 2, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

In the past several years, I have posted a number of items to my blog’s “Trump” category.  I plan to post more in 2023. In August 2022 the news reported that Trump STOLE many boxes of our nation’s MOST HIGHLY TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS when he left the White House.  The government repeatedly asked him to return them, but Trump kept refusing.  Finally, the FBI obtained a search warrant and legally searched his Mar-a-Lago home.  The FBI found many, many of the stolen documents, but not all of them.  Later, some of them were found at other Trump properties. If — […]

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Republicans are an ongoing, EXTREME DANGER to the Constitution and honest democracy!

November 12, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Here are some ideas from mid-November 2022 and some articles, etc., from July to early November 2022.  This is only a small part of the massive information that exists about this crisis for American democracy.   #1. In many parts of the U.S., voters in the November 2022 election were smart enough to rebuff some of the worst Republican candidates and defeat some of the worst ballot issues — and to actually elect a number of progressive Democrats and to pass a number of progressive ballot issues.  BUT REPUBLICANS REMAIN AN EXTREME DANGER to our nation.   #2. For a […]

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Supreme Court is considering an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS right-wing threat to honest elections

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Our Voting Rights Are at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling This is the case that will decide the “independent state legislature” theory.   U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Moore v. Harper by June 2023. I urge you to read this article: https://truthout.org/articles/our-voting-rights-are-at-stake-in-upcoming-supreme-court-ruling/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ae8ecac9-3460-4387-a7dd-f254f36c6139     Some of the efforts to overturn the 2020 election through state legislative efforts might become federal law if the Supreme Court agrees with the right-wing extremists that are promoting a bizarre theory.  See this:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/supreme-court-election-changes/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11459&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   For half a century, Common Cause (www.commoncause.org) has worked to protect honest government and fair elections from the powerful […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]

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What issues do YOU care about? FREE online workshops help you organize grassroots movements: Sept-Oct 2022. Gather online. Learn together. Organize to solve problems!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You have more power than you know! On issue after issue, the status quo is horribly broken. The good news is we can organize grassroots movements to solve the problems! You can strengthen your skills and strategies for organizing grassroots movements!   Here is FREE HELP for ALL of the issues you care about! Let’s choose a bold, positive future! Let’s solve the problems! Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to accomplish bold goals for whatever YOU care about: peace, social/economic justice, environment/climate, humane politics, and more!   You can significantly strengthen your skills – and gain new resources – if […]

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Trump has been EXTREMELY HORRIBLE and DANGEROUS in MANY, MANY ways!!!

August 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

VERY HUGE amounts of evidence show the MANY WAYS in which Trump has been a horrible problem.  Here are a few items I posted to my blog since March 2020.  I have about three times as many items.  If you want more evidence, ask me and I’ll send them to you.   Trump made the climate crisis MUCH WORSE! The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/the-perils-of-an-america-first-climate-policy New evidence shows Trump’s war on science was even worse than we thought!  https://parallaxperspectives.org/new-evidence-shows-trumps-war-on-science-was-even-worse-than-we-thought Trump’s WAR AGAINST HONEST SCIENCE is hurting our health — and hurting planet earth:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-war-against-honest-science-is-hurting-our-health-and-hurting-planet-earth   Trump made […]

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70 years later, the U.S. keeps its dangerous land mines in Korea. Biden should remove them now!

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org) posted this on July 15, 2022: Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation eviscerates the Biden administration’s argument that the U.S. needs a special exception from the global effort to ban anti-personnel landmines in order to use these indiscriminate weapons to guard South Korea from North Korean invasion. Landmines have killed around 1,000 people just going about their daily lives in South Korea in recent decades, and the South Korean government has moved to clear mines rather than add to them. The U.S. should abandon its defense of landmines in Korea and embrace the […]

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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]

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Global report lists U.S. among ‘democratic backsliding’ countries:

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

People who say “America First” need to recognize that we are below Mongolia and many other nations:  Canadian national security task force is preparing for the collapse of the United States (msn.com)   Global report lists U.S. among ‘democratic backsliding’ countries:  https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-democracy-2655784123          

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The Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court is hurting our nation in many ways

July 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court used to have credibility and respect, but in recent years it has become the enforcement arm of the Republican Party and now most Americans do not trust it to provide real justice. Here are a few recent articles:   Republicans are hell-bent to destroy our Constitutional system and grab power:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-issue-that-trumps-them-all/ar-AAZ4tHW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=45693dcd81d545e9936230b67097c18b   A majority of voters think SCOTUS decision is based on personal beliefs, not constitutional precedent:  https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2022/6/28/voters-reject-the-supreme-courts-decision-to-overturn-roe-v-wade   Supreme Court is carrying out the Republican/Trumpian coup against the U.S.:  5 of the 9 were appointed by Republicans who became president despite having lost the popular […]

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Big businesses aggressively fund politicians who support legislation to suppress voting!

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

On April 5, 2021, Public Citizen (www.citizen.org), the excellent watchdog organization founded by Ralph Nader more than half a century ago, published this powerful information: The Corporate Sponsors of Voter Suppression Since 2015, Corporations Have Contributed $50 Million to the State Lawmakers Supporting Voter Suppression Bills, Trade Groups Have Given Another $36 Million   Key Findings Corporations have contributed $50 million since 2015 to state legislators supporting voter suppression bills, including $22 million during the 2020 election cycle. AT&T has given the most, $811,000. AT&T is followed by Altria / Philip Morris ($679,000), Comcast ($440,000), UnitedHealth Group ($411,000), Walmart ($377,000), […]

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Trump politicized “Voice of America” for his benefit. Biden promptly undid that corruption and supported whistleblowers..

June 4, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For decades one of the U.S.’s ways of propagandizing the rest of the world on behalf of the U.S.’s political agenda has been the “Voice of America.”  While basically pro-U.S., VOA did allow other views.  In fact, in November 1974, a month after I quit my job in a Washington State welfare office because the welfare system is abusive in many ways to poor people, VOA interviewed me for a worldwide broadcast they would make soon.  I was invited to explain the economic injustices of the U.S.’s welfare system.  Apparently, the VOA did have some fair-mindedness as they sought to […]

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May 23, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

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