The clarion call from the Trumpers of “Lock her up” during the campaign still rings in my ears. In addition to being petty and childish is was based on real “Fake News”. Amongst the financial shenanigans, playing footsie with the Ruskies, possible treason and obstruction of justice lies real criminal acts. Therefore, I think that this clearly calls for and justifies a full-on “LOCK HIM UP!” campaign and chant.
This could be the start of the KIAB campaign (Karma Is A Bitch). For those of you new to this whole protest thing, back in the day we were so hard on President Johnson that most of his “public appearances” were on military bases and contributed to his decision not to run for a second term.
-Barry M., SOH Member
While “Kumbaya” is a swell little song, sitting around singing it, holding signs and such doesn’t accomplish much, especially with a US President that can’t or won’t read. Although a tad long in the truth for this it seems to me that the best way to get the attention of rich, arrogant people is to start costing them money, the more the better. If a few energetic souls would start keeping track of all the people coming and going from Trump’s businesses or the businesses he works with and use same to create a National Boycott List (NBL). There are lists of all the companies that donated to Trump so put ’em onto the NBL. I like the idea of taking pictures of folks coming and going from Trump’s hotels and resorts then publishing same with “Who Are These People?” and are we putting money into their pockets so they can feed the Trump machine? So many rich people apparently have a huge disconnect problem in that they don’t realize who we really are: CUSTOMERS. Not.
– Barry M., SOH Member
As a kid we were supposed to love clowns. Although to be honest they did, and still do, creep me out. Having Donald Trump as President isn’t helping. Bozo as President goes beyond the pale on the creep-out scale. Most protests I’m seeing are thought and issue based which is nice and all but we’re trying to reach the brain dead here so subtly is off the table. One common trait I see is a virtual lack of humor combined with a dread of being laughed at. I propose a contest to create an image of Trump as a clown to be used as the rallying image of the anti-Trump movement. Scary Clowns. Bozo as President. “Trumpy The Clown” Envision mass demonstrations with the demonstrators coming as Trumpy The Clown. Maybe it’s just me but I think that being continuously ridiculed in such a way literally “trumps” Alternative Facts.
– SOH Member
A Little Old Lady (about my age) got on the elevator wearing an odd looking pink hat and I asked ‘Is that one of those Pussy Hats?’ She beamed at me, smiled and said “YES!” Ya gotta love it!
– Barry (SOH Member)
Message I sent to Trump:
Allow me to introduce myself. I am a 69 yr. old college educated woman of average looks and a little over weight. One of millions who will be watching every move you make. This is not a threat it is a promise.
Many people have said they would leave the country if you were elected. I have chosen to stay and fight. I will not allow you to bully me.
I do not believe you understand the importance of your role as president of the United States . This is not one of your companies that if it does not work out you can declare bankruptcy and walk away. What you do as president affects the whole world.
I know you think Putin has great respect for you. I believe he sees you as a man with a weak ego and easy to manipulate. He will use you to get what he wants, to bring this country to its’ knees.
You have not even been inaugurated yet and already you have jeopardized our relationship with China and made racism okay. Good Job! Just so there is no confusion that was sarcasm.
The only people glad you were elected are the white supremacists, religious fanatics, people not sophisticated enough to see through your double speak and comedians (come on the jokes write themselves).
You are a prime example that money cannot buy everything. Your lack of intelligence and class are astounding. Man up, act like the president of one the most powerful nations in the world and not the petulant child we have seen to date.
I want to take a minute to talk about the “Justice” SYSTEM here in America.
More often than not, I hear and see people in positions of authority taking advantage of their power. They are supposed to be “protecting & serving” the community (or so I thought), but that may only apply to the wealthy people. As far as I can tell, their main purpose is to ROB you of every penny you’re worth. Whether that be through petty traffic tickets or something more, the odds of you getting the charge dismissed usually depends on how much money you’re willing to spend. This is how the SYSTEM screws over the poor.
Take “Civil Forfeiture” for example:
Civil forfeiture in the United States, sometimes called civil judicial forfeiture or occasionally civil seizure, is a controversial legal process in which law enforcement officers take assets from persons suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing. While civil procedure, as opposed to criminal procedure, generally involves a dispute between two private citizens, civil forfeiture involves a dispute between law enforcement and property such as a pile of cash or a house or a boat, such that the thing is suspected of being involved in a crime. To get back the seized property, owners must prove it was not involved in criminal activity. Sometimes it can mean a threat to seize property as well as the act of seizure itself.
Now, let’s just clarify some details:
- Any amount ($1.00-$2,500.00) requires posting a bond of $250 MINIMUM.
- Any amount ($2,501.00-$50,000.00) requires posting a bond of 10%, no greater than $5,000.
- There are NO GUARANTEES that you will get ANY of your money back. Forfeited or BOND.
- It could take 6 months to get anything back.
- They will most likely offer you HALF of what they took as a settlement, in order to stop you from taking it to court.
- Again, let me reiterate: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PROVEN GUILTY OF ANY CRIME for them to take your property.
This is one of the most blatant abuses of power currently in existence. They target the poor & the minorities more than anyone else. Apparently we are GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT in this country. And if you don’t have money, it’s much harder to prove you’re innocent. Food for thought.
JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ABUSE OF POWER!