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#ResistTrump by standing up against his refugee ban! UPDATED WITH PROTEST INFO

Reworked Nazi poster by Dylan Vermeul; text reads “this one is to blame for war!” Click on pic to go to dylanvermeul.com

So Trump’s Muslim-ban-that-he-says-isn’t-a-Muslim-ban is already creating chaos at airports across the country, as refugees and others (including green card holders) who were literally in the air when Trump’s plan went into effect have been detained for, well, whatever they are being detained for, as Trump’s executive order was a bit vague. Because he likes signing things and getting his picture taken and doesn’t really give a shit about the details.

This is something straight out of Nazi Germany, and that’s no hyperbole. It’s an offensive and unconstitutional act, opposed to everything this county should and sometimes even does stand for. It will make the world a more dangerous place for Americans, especially those serving overseas. It will be a powerful recruiting tool for ISIS.

So:

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS! Yes, it’s Saturday, but leave a message if you can, and follow up by writing an email. Call their local offices if you can’t leave a message at their DC offices.

You can find the name and contact info for your representative here, and for your senators here. You can find email forms on their official websites.

See my posts here and here for information and advice on how to make your calls and emails effective. If making these sorts of calls is tough for you, here’s some advice on calling politicians if you have social anxiety.

JOIN A LOCAL PROTEST IF YOU CAN! A spontaneous protest has started at New York’s JFK airport; it’s drawn several hundred protesters so far. Al Jazeera is reporting that “other protests [are] expected to take place at airports in San Francisco and Washington, DC, among other US cities,” but unfortunately I don’t have any info about them or contact info for the organizers.

UPDATE: Here’s a frequently updated list of dozens of protests with links to more info on each. 

If you know of protests being planned, post what you know in the comments below. Thanks!

EDITED TO ADD:

If you’re in Chicago, there’s a protest planned at O’Hare tonight:

Chicago O’Hare Airport, Terminal 5 at 6pm today, Jan 28

https://www.facebook.com/events/250068195420582/

I don’t know who is planning this so be careful if you decide to go.

I found out about this in an email from Avazz, You might want to sign up with them to find out about protests near you.

Anyone else know of anything?

UPDATE:

Click through the Tweet below to see a Twitter thread with info on dozens of protests around the country either happening now or planned for the next few days. I’ve copied the info from the thread below, but the Twitter thread itself will have the most complete and up-to-date info and any changes in plans. Not to mention links that actually work.


Newark
Happening now
https://twitter.com/MaketheRoadNY/status/825468794621530114 …
If you live in NJ, join @MaketheRoadNJ at Newark Airport NOW #TerminalB

Houston
Today, January 28, 7 p.m.
IAH Terminal E

Louisville
Tomorrow, January 29, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office
https://www.facebook.com/events/175651122918583/ …

Houston
Tomorrow, January 29, 1-4 p.m.
Discovery Green
https://www.facebook.com/events/386770058353091/# …

Bloomington
Tomorrow, January 29, 4-5 p.m.
Court House Lawn
https://www.facebook.com/events/141181763054369/ …

Nashville
Tomorrow, January 29, 3-4:30 p.m.
Sen. Bob Corker’s office
https://www.facebook.com/events/1782511105404931/ …

Seattle
Today, January 28, 5 pm-midnight
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1152820661482173/ …

Minneapolis
Today, January 28, ongoing
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/1626807780957019/ …

Reno
Today, January 28, 6-9 p.m.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/253898505050158/ …

Philadelphia
Today, January 28, 7 p.m.
PHL Airport, Terminal A
https://twitter.com/HelenGymAtLarge/status/825481846981066752 …

San Diego
Today, January 28, 5-8 p.m.
San Diego International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/1197079300405276/ …

Salt Lake City
Today, January 28, 8-10 p.m.
Salt Lake City International Airport

Detroit
Tomrrow, January 29, 4-6 p.m.
DTW- Macnamara Termial- Intl Arrivals

Detroit
Tomorrow, January 29, 3 p.m.
Hamtramck City City Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/1754583231524900/ …

Atlanta
Tomorrow, January 29, 4-6 p.m.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/370576413312630/?active_tab=about … …

New York, New York
January 28, happening now
John F. Kennedy International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/WorkingFamilies/videos/10154733903016418/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE …

Omaha
Tomorrow, January 29, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Turner Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/1468682563144607/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1485643779835043 …

Los Angeles,
Today, January 28, 5-8 p.m.
LAX – Tom Bradley International Terminal
https://www.facebook.com/events/1655523898074718/ …

Chicago
Today, January 28, happening now
O’Hare International Airport
https://twitter.com/Tropophobe/status/825469641673830401 …

Portland
Today, January 28, 3 p.m.
Portland Airport, MAX Terminal=

Denver
Today, January 28, 5-7 p.m.
Denver International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/1416101161753999/ …

Los Angeles
Today, January 28, 1–5 pm
Federal Immigration Office, 300 N. Los Angeles St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/390044374684230/ …

Seattle
Tomorrow, January 29, 5-8 p.m.
Westlake Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/581941758669291/ …

Los Angeles
Tomorrow, January 29, 1-4 p.m.
LAX, Tom Bradley International Teminal
https://www.facebook.com/events/1876148372629363/ …

San Francisco
Today, January 28th, 3-5 p.m.
SFO International Terminal
https://www.facebook.com/events/1851001951851194 …

Philadelphia
Tomorrow, January 29th, 2-4 pm
PHL International Terminal A West (Arrivals) https://www.facebook.com/events/252451231859979/ …

San Francisco
February 4th, 4–7 p.m.
UN Plaza
https://www.facebook.com/events/1860032590936254/ …

Minneapolis
Tuesday, Jan 31, 4:30–6 p.m.
Minneapolis Federal Building
https://www.facebook.com/events/294911630924576/ …

Boston
Tomorrow, Jan 29, 1–3 p.m.
Copley Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/1808560036070492/ …

Washington, D.C.
Tomorrow, Jan 29, 1–3 p.m.
White House
https://www.facebook.com/events/1252785808141697/1254651654621779/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1485550421938754 …

Washington, D.C.
Happening now!
Dulles Airport
Greeting refugees and immigrants: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241814585910234/ …

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PaganReader
3 years ago

There are several people matching donations to the ACLU, so if you can/want to donate now would be a good time. ACLU National is retweeting the people doing the matching so you can show them your reciepts and have it matched.
Here’s a list:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Kate_Beckman/status/825517835250180097

Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
3 years ago

@ Oogly

True, the 1% (actually it’s about .01%) are A real enemy, but the bigots are the ones doing the damage, and it would be unwise to allow them to continue razing the planet while we focused on the .01%.

@ Calmdown

“Show concern, not contempt, for the wounds of those who brought him to power”

No

Shartheheretoc
Shartheheretoc
3 years ago

Just had a discussion with a good friend who is a Muslim, originally from Turkey. We have a mutual acquaintance who is one of those older white women who voted for Trump, and she speaks about him like he’s a god. It’s horrifying.

My friend is worried that the ban will be expanded to Muslims in general (whether citizens or not) and she won’t be able to visit her elderly mother this summer.

My anger at this mess is the only thing keeping me hoping lately.

Shartheheretic
Shartheheretic
3 years ago

Just had a discussion with a good friend who is a Muslim, originally from Turkey. We have a mutual acquaintance who is one of those older white women who voted for Trump, and she speaks about him like he’s a god. It’s horrifying.

My friend is worried that the ban will be expanded to Muslims in general (whether citizens or not) and she won’t be able to visit her elderly mother this summer.

My anger at this mess is the only thing keeping me going lately.

PS: How do I add an avatar to my comments?

calmdown
calmdown
3 years ago

Thanks Axe and Ooglyboggles for your responses. (glad you like the avatar 🙂
Sometimes I feel just baffled at some people’s responses to Trump. I try, and your responses here help, but on some level I don’t think I’ll ever understand them. I somehow still feel that I’m really missing their points but unfortunately I think I understand more than I realize.

Jarnsaxa
Jarnsaxa
3 years ago

Homegrown radicalization is more of an issue than people coming from other countries. You’re increasing the risk if young moderate Muslims don’t feel like they belong here.

Truer words never spoken. It would be so much better if they felt like part of the community. It’s that disconnection plus a sense of thwarted entitlement that causes so many problems, whether it’s turning to religious extremism or the manosphere.

Laugher at Bigots, Mincing Betaboy

@Shartheheretic:

To add an avatar to your comments, make an account at Gravatar with the same e-mail address you use to comment here, select a picture and add it.

Jules
Jules
3 years ago

there was a huge amount of anti-Christian bigotry, which conservative types flippantly dismissed with “Christianity is not a race!”

Don’t forget the people declaring “Christianity isn’t a religion! It’s a political ideology.”

This is just the final straw for me. I don’t even want to be a political activist. I hate politics. I’m the most lukewarm Britta(from Community)-type person, if I’m really honest. I just can’t anymore. I am not going to be ashamed of myself 30 years from now.

I’m not just going to stand and feel uncomfortable, or make myself and a few people around me more knowledgeable, or do my little next-to-nothing part in my daily life. That’s not good enough anymore. I’m going to “war” against hate. Full stop. Seriously. It’s either that or cry for my country. If these little hate mongers can make stuff happen, so can I. If hateful people can be a wall of unrelenting momentum, so can I. I just can’t take it not one more stinking day.

Lord Pabu
Lord Pabu
3 years ago

@Jules: That’s one hell of a battle cry! And if those who are full of hate can take over the world, those who are kind can take it back!

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Kat
Kat
3 years ago

@Jules, @Lord Pabu
I hope your words and actions are contagious!

calmdown
calmdown
3 years ago

@Weird

No

Yes, that was pretty much my reaction as well. No way I’m dropping the contempt for Trump voters now, it’s ONLY BEEN A WEEK! I doubt it’s going to get much easier with time.

mywall
mywall
3 years ago

@calmdown

“Show concern, not contempt, for the wounds of those who brought him to power”

My only response to that is: why? why pretend? Trump voters know their complaints are fake and that their “solutions” are hateful. Their entire strategy depends on non-supporters buying into their lies. Seems like the last thing to do would be to oblige them.

Dalillama: Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles.
Dalillama: Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles.
3 years ago

@Calmdown

“Show concern, not contempt, for the wounds of those who brought him to power”

If I survive the coming shitshow, in 30 or 40 years, my feelings towards Trump voters may have cooled to mere contempt.

mywall
mywall
3 years ago

One thing that’s been bothering me: where did Trump’s powers come from? I mean we all remember that Obama struggled to get ACA passed etc, whatever he proposed always took a while to go through the process in congress and the senate. Trump seems to be able to just DO things. Did the constitution get amended to give the president more powers between Obama and Trump?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
3 years ago

@mywall

The Senate. They blocked everything Obama did because black Democrat and allow everything Trump does because white Republican. That’s all there is to it – race and party before country.

Podkayne Lives (Effortless Chicken)
Podkayne Lives (Effortless Chicken)
3 years ago

I’m dealing with a Facebook friend now who dislikes Trump, but cannot let go of the idea that he happened because people like her from flyover country have been disrespected, and the Obama administration wasn’t concerned with protecting us from terrorists.

The big proof today of how ignored she and hers are is that I made the mistake of posting an article about how an Iranian filmmaker who’s been nominated for an Oscar won’t get to the ceremony. This was wrong, because the media is focusing on THAT, rather than the army translators who were unable to get into the country. The fact that the media is covering both–irrelevant. The fact that every fucking Trump voter fucking knew exactly what he was saying he’d do, and VOTED for those army translators to get hung out to dry–irrelevant.

I’m just done. Fuck the whining. There are little old ladies with green cards who can’t get back home from weddings in Tehran, and I’m supposed to worry about how affronted flyover country is that Barack Obama wouldn’t say the magic words or something.

BritterSweet
3 years ago

Well, I just emailed my local Congresswoman. I also have been searching for any signs of an upcoming protest in my city, but haven’t found one.

In a moment of passion, I made a comment implying that I may be willing to start one if there isn’t one going on. Now I’m wondering if I’ve bitten off more than I could chew, or if the people who saw it will understand that it was a thought rather than a promise.

Abars01
Abars01
3 years ago

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: I just feel so terrified that he’s managed to do so much in the span of just one week, just so terrified as to what the world is going to look like in 4 – or, heaven forbid, 8 – years time, just so sorry for all the people who are actually affected by his shtick.

Folks, I know I’m wringing my hands here, but it’s really hard not to feel as if all these protests, petitions, donations and phone calls aren’t just a waste of time. That they aren’t actually going to accomplish anything. I’m not saying that I’m going to stop engaging in such activities myself – I never will – but, damnit, people had better up the ante. They had better keep it up, week after week, until the 4 to 8 years are over. They had better go to every protest there is, sign every petition there is, make multiple calls a day, engage in acts of civil disobedience, show solidarity any way they can, recruit new people, turn out in force to vote, etc. Otherwise, I fear, we’ll be just as impotent as the alt-right claims we are.

mywall
mywall
3 years ago

For UK peeps:

There has been a lot of encouragement for Americans to call their congresspeople in protest. The nearest equivalent we have is to make our disgust known to the US embassy in London, they are the local branch of US government after all. They can be reached on 02074999000. If you get the out of office message, press 3 to reach an operator.

mywall
mywall
3 years ago

Petition against allowing Trump a state visit to UK
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

Show concern, not contempt, for the wounds of those who brought him to power

Oh I have concern all right, but I doubt it’s the kind of concern they’re looking for.

I saw a tweet recently – I wish I could find it – which included a screenshot of several voters describing what they like about Trump. Things like: I like Trump because he’s so honest; I like the way he admits when he makes a mistake; I like him because he’s so religious. As the tweet noted, the Trump the quoted voters support is an entirely fictional character who exists only in their heads.

When you have large numbers of voters who appear to have abandoned reality and retreated to a made-up world, that’s certainly a cause for concern. Anything could happen!

It’s hard not to see religion as partly to blame for this. When you raise people from childhood with the idea that it’s good to believe things without evidence just because of how they make you feel, there are bound to be some bad effects.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

Was chaos the real goal of this ban?

The EO was rushed out without review by the relevant departments. This looks like the White House (particularly Bannon) effectively being at war with the machinery of government.

They must have known there would be legal challenges. Rather than spend time putting together policy which stood a chance of standing, they rushed out something which was guaranteed to cause a shitstorm from every direction.

As far as enacting policy is concerned, it’s not a very effective way to proceed. But as a way of sewing discord within the government, and spreading anger among the public…

Bannon is on record as saying that he wants to destroy the government. Trump is on record as saying that America needs to descend into chaos before it can become great again. When you put two such destructive individuals in charge, are EOs like this one what you’d expect to see?

ALW
ALW
3 years ago

@ mywall

Thanks for the info! Petition signed, but what would be the best thing to tell the embassy? Also, is there any point in contacting the UK embassy in the US?

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

@ moggie

Was chaos the real goal of this ban?

There was an American guy on (UK) Dateline last night. He was of the view that it probably didn’t matter to Trump whether his executive orders succeeded or were lawful or even that some of the stuff he brought in was already in place anyway.

He theorised that Trump’s flurry of signing them was:

(a) photo opportunities
(b) looking ‘decisive’
(c) throwing red meat to his key voter base

And then, even if they’re overturned, he can say that he tried to carry out the will of the people but he was foiled by lefty judges (justifying his supreme Court picks) and/or the Washington political elite (feeding in to his ‘political outsider’ image).

So pretty despicable but possibly good politics.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
3 years ago

@Moggie
Their voters aren’t concerned with things like “reality”, “plans” or “victory.” Just “fight hard yeah = access to heaven.” Remember that a significant amount of them are literal death cultists who think that by sacrificing thousands of jews in Israel they can kickstart the Rapture (read: apocalypse) to lure Jesus out so he can fling them to heaven.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

This has just been posted by UK national treasure, and Quorn enthusiast, Mo Farah:

On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.

I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years – working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome. It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home – to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.

I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood. My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.

mywall
mywall
3 years ago

@ALW

I went with a simple message conveying my thoughts on racism and the US regime.

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

Homegrown radicalization is more of an issue than people coming from other countries. You’re increasing the risk if young moderate Muslims don’t feel like they belong here.

Radicalization has already been achieved. This is the end result of years upon years of warped right-wing rhetoric demonizing any and every group that isn’t cis-het, white, “christian”, and (mainly) male.

Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
3 years ago

Was chaos the real goal of this ban?

It may have been the goal… these people are pretty stupid.

Alternatively, I believe the chaos results from the poor planning that’s a genetic component of trump. He truly believes he can make something work just by wanting it to. He’s had that mindset all his adult life, and he’s never had to face any consequences from it. He also truly believes he can do the same thing after the fact, i.e. make something have been successful just by saying it was.

Bannon is a talker, not a “do”-er. ( I believe the dumpster keeps him around to stoke the bigot base) Bannon doesn’t appreciate the amount of logistics that actually implementing his ideology requires, so when the cheeto asks Bannon to help draft a Muslim ban, the the “Excretive Order” ends up being “all teeth and no chew”… so to speak.

ETA: is everything on these threads going thru moderation? I know I ghange what’s in the parentheses of my ‘nym a lot, and I prolly don’t get it accurate, ‘cuz I’m slow… anyway, just wondering.

EJ (Marxist Jazz Weasel)

@Weird Eddie:
Any time your nym changes, even if only by an iota, you go into moderation.

Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
Weird (Don't Mourn, ORGANIZE!!) Eddie
3 years ago

@ EJ

Thanx, I figured that was the case… an Iota ain’t very big, is it!?!?

Every time I clear the cache, etc. from the various electronic devices, I have to re-enter my info, and I never get it right 🙁 🙁

Ginormica
Ginormica
3 years ago

Count me as another who isn’t ready to feel concern for the tender fee-fees of Trump voters. I continue to be flabbergasted by comments on Facebook, the latest being a woman who was going about how racism against whites is just as bad as racism against people of color. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! As a white woman, I was able to take part in a peaceful march and be reasonably certain I wasn’t going to experience violence from law enforcement, unlike many BLM protesters who were taking part in equally peaceful marches. Hell, I was able to drive my car there and not be stopped by police just because of the color of my skin. My teenage sons and their friends are able to go to the local convenience store to buy snacks and come home without being attacked by a cop wanna-be who thinks they don’t belong in the neighborhood because of their skin color. It’s discouraging to realize that there hasn’t been as much progress on racial issues in this country as there should have been.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
3 years ago

Laughter at Bigots:

Ever since the 23rd Jumada Al-Akhirah, 1422, there was a huge amount of anti-Christian bigotry, which conservative types flippantly dismissed with “Christianity is not a race!”

Meanwhile, American Atheist thought leader Sham Haar-rish persistently advocated profiling travelers who might “conceivably” be worshipers of Virgin Mary.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
3 years ago

Good News:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thinkprogress.org/amp/p/efcbbe4f93c5?client=safari

“Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said all of the Democrats on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will oppose Betsy Devos, President Trump’s nominee for education secretary.

Franken broke the news on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC on Thursday. The committee will vote on whether to confirm the Michigan-based philanthropist on Tuesday of next week, and Franken said Democrats also plan to find Republicans to oppose her.

This opposition contrasts with Ben Carson’s confirmation process, which he sailed through earlier this week, despite the fact that he has no experience with housing policy or working in government. The Senate Banking Committee, which includes 11 Democrats, unanimously approved his nomination. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in particular have been grilled by progressives, who demand to know why they voted in favor of Carson.”

Though part of me wonders how much of it is due to her being female and how much is because you know, theocrat, scam charter school advocate and all that awful stuff.

Acadia
Acadia
3 years ago

I’d thought I’d just leave here the ways I’ve been resisting Trump’s policies in case nobody has heard of these websites.

It’s hard with my social anxiety to really get uber-involved. I’m working my way up. I’ve started with Five Call because it gives you a list of calls to make, contacts and scripts to use. Plus it takes less than a half hour of time to do and calling is one of the most effective ways to get your governmental representatives to actually listen to you.

https://5calls.org/

I’ve also been reading through the information on Indivisible because it goes into detail what needs to be done to get a grassroots movement to work, explains how Congress works and gives the best way to get Congress to listen to us. It was put together by former congressional staffers and the local chapters are really growing. Hopefully I can get to the point where I can actually join one.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

rammerjammer
rammerjammer
3 years ago

There was a protest that began today at 2:00 pm at the Birmingham, AL airport.

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/01/protestors_chant_march_at_airp.html#incart_river_home

Also, I think this came up earlier about the countries that were excluded from Trump’s order. Turns out those excluded from his order are the ones in which he has businesses.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/countries-where-trump-does-business-are-not-hit-by-new-travel-restrictions/2017/01/28/dd40535a-e56b-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?utm_term=.75b426aa282e

Fabe
Fabe
3 years ago

@rammerjammer

yeah I think those are all countries that already have long standing good relations with the U.S which is why trump has businesses dealings with them in the first place. I’m afraid we might have to give him a pass on this one.

Headologist
Headologist
3 years ago

One more thing for Brits:

There’s a protest in London outside 10 Downing Street today, Monday, at 6pm (so after work!) I missed the women’s march due to disabled nonsense but will be at this one. It’s against Theresa May’s ridiculous lack of reaction to the Muslim ban.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

mywall:

Petition against allowing Trump a state visit to UK
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928

Yesterday I saw that pass 100k signatures. While I’m typing this, it will pass 1 million.

bluecat
bluecat
3 years ago

Yesterday I saw that pass 100k signatures. While I’m typing this, it will pass 1 million.

Million and a half and counting.

There are anti-Trump protests around Britain tomorrow and Wednesday, as well as this evening.

Best banner tonight: “This is so bad, even the introverts are out”.

http://www.anothereurope.org/huge-rallies-across-the-uk-as-campaigners-form-stand-up-to-trump-coalition/

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

@ bluecat

I’m a sucker for a Father Ted reference but apart from the usual two signs we also now have “So I hear you’re a racist now Theresa?”

The winner is possibly “Super callous, fragile racist, sexist nazi, POTUS”

But I quite liked the homemade charm of “Piece of cardboard against Trump”

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

That petition to “prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom” is slowing down: “only” 1.6m now. I’ve just learned that there’s an opposing petition. The wording is:

Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and U.K. is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose our point of view should be gagged.

Despite its semi-literate nature, it looks like it will pass the 100k point.

Ray of Rays
Ray of Rays
3 years ago

@ Moggie

…was that counter-petition written by an American? I always thought “leader of the free world” was just an Americanism.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
3 years ago

@Ray

Considering that the UK doesn’t actually have the freeze peach laws they’re basing their entire “Argument” on (quite the contrary, in fact), that’s a pretty safe bet.