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uppityfemale:

The President charges his own Secret Service to use his golf carts.

The Secret Service also had to move out of their floors in Trump Tower because they couldn’t afford the lease.

THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING MONEY OFF OF HIS PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY DETAIL.

THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO PROTECT HIM AND HE’S CHARGING THEM AT HIS PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO DO SO.

The Secret Service is almost out of money. Trump spent in one year on travel what Obama spent in eight (not to mention profited off of it). They can’t afford to pay people their people to cover Trump’s huge family as they travel for work and go on vacation every week.

This is corruption.
This is unethical.
This is something we should all be mad as Hell about.

This was actually so insane to me that I figured I HAD to make sure it was real before reblogging it with no sources. It seems to be totally real.

sources: http://ift.tt/2ikW8w7http://ift.tt/2vxmIaZ
(and there are many more if you googlefu, but most of them weren’t sources I particularly like or trust so I’m not linking them here.)

Anyway yes, this is like textbook corruption. This is our tax dollars at work, people! 
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micdotcom:

Trump has spent eight consecutive weekends away from the White House at his own properties, CNN reported Sunday, marking his 13th visit to one of his golf courses since taking office. Read more (3/27/17 10:40 AM)

This bitch fully thinks being president is a M-F / 9-5 job. I’m done

It’s almost like he lied to everyone’s faces….hunh….
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The number of notes on that post advocating to not pursue an impeachment of Trump due to Pence is actually horrifying.

1. Pence is running things anyway. Showing the public the man behind the curtain is quite crucial. Remember, when Trump offered vp to Kasich, he told him he’d be in charge of both domestic and foreign affairs.

2. Trump’s temperament is likely to have extremely negative geopolitical consequences in a way that Pence’s wouldn’t. Who do you see as more likely to engage in a ground war along with Russia? Trump already talked about invading Iraq again. And this isn’t touching the nuclear arsenal thing.

3. Pence is not popular in Congress at all. A republican who is hugely hated in Indiana does not really have a ton of political capital, especially since he tanked their economy. A lot of the reason GOP swung to Trump late is because *he* was the charismatic face that was creating this supposed populist “movement” (the marches sort of knocked the wind out of that a little). It’s Trump that is being held up, and it’s Trump specifically the neonazis are looking towards (Bannon wrote his fucking inaugural address). We need Trump, the man, to go ASAP for that reason.

Pence will be our worst president, but he’ll be survivable, he’ll have no chance at reelection, and seeing as he’s already most definitely the one driving policy (Dep of Ed pick was his, almost without question, for instance), we at least need to have that recognized so he can be held accountable.

Pence is not the “real Hitler.” Authoritarian movements prop up one person. In this case it was Trump. The MAGA hats have jack-all to do with Pence, and exceedingly little to do with policy. Which is why Trump, specifically, is the threat to our democracy.
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“It’s the thought that this vulgar little madman can stretch out his hand over half the world and force a decent sea-captain to do a dishonourable action that makes one sick. That’s really what we are fighting about—the utter submission of the individual conscience to an ugly system in the hands of one unscrupulous gangster.”
- Miss Letitia Martin, Dean of Shrewsbury College, Oxford, to Lady Peter Wimsey at Talboys. December 18, 1939. (The Wimsey Papers, Pt. VII, published in The Spectator on December 29, 1939)
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plaidadder:

I want to talk for a moment about the infamous Trump Happy New Year tweet. We’re all familiar with it. It went like this:

“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

The general reaction could best be summed up as, “What an asshole!” But I’m glad he tweeted this, because it really clarifies things. Trump views everyone who didn’t and/or doesn’t support him as a conquered enemy. This ought to put to rest any talk of Trump “uniting the country” or “giving him a chance.” In fact, you know what, Donald?

If you are going to treat me like a conquered enemy, then I have to assume I am now living in an occupied country. And that means that from me, you get:

* no benefit of the doubt

* no cooperation

* no respect

and

* no legitimacy.

That tweet frees us all from any remaining scruples any of us might have had about rejecting his legitimacy and authority. You can’t be someone’s “enemy” and be their president at the same time.

Thank you for putting into words what was skeeving me the fuck out about that tweet, in a manner more eloquent than the “dear non-faith-specific God, he sounds like a literal supervillain out of central casting” that was springing to mind.
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girliesportsjunkie:

dr-archeville:

liberaleffects:

During a Monday appearance on NPR, Trump adviser Newt Gingrich argued that Congress should consider changing ethics laws so President-elect Donald Trump could freely mix his administration and his business interests.

Read more: ThinkProgress.Org

“He’s gonna break the laws anyway, so just go ahead and change ‘em!”

WTF?

Ummm? No.

Big ol’ nope.
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janel-moloney:

@HamiltonMusical: Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show.

Captions:

“We have a message for you, sir. And we hope that you will hear us out. I encourage everyone to pull out your phones and tweet and post, because this message needs to be spread far and wide.

“Vice President Elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly welcome you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do.

“We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your administration will not protect us,

“our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us, or uphold our inalienable rights, sir.

“But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and to work on behalf of all of us.

“All. Of. Us.

“Again, we truly thank you for sharing this show. This wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”

Y’all, take notes, this is the perfect example of why tone policing and respectability politics is B.S.:

Hamilton Cast: *literally thanks Pence for showing up, asks that the administration treats marginalized people like human beings*

Donald Trump: Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen! [X] The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize! [X]

Trump supporters: #BoycottHamilton !!!!1!!!!

Wow, I was honestly expecting the actors to rip Mike Pence a new asshole with all the uproar I was hearing about. Instead, I get this. An incredibly nice “Thank you for coming” and politely asking him to treat us like humans. Almost too fucking nice if you ask me cause he doesn’t deserve it.

Instead, they’re still made out to be these assholes that somehow attacked Pence. Wow.

they were so nice. 

I would love to be ‘harassed’ like that. 

Arguably it was the audience that was ‘rude’ by booing; but it doesn’t make nearly as nice a soundbite to say “public disapproves of elected official and makes voice heard,” now, does it?
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robotmango:

PROBLEM:
-THE TRUMP TEAM NEEDS TO FILL 3,000 VACANCIES IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

WHOA, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??
-they assumed the white house staff would be sticking around, because they never watched “the west wing” and also because they are GRADE A FUCKSTICKS WITH THE INTELLIGENCE OF DEAD PRAWNS, and thus not only do they not have policy papers written, they are also lacking an actual body of qualified staffers ready to slot into white house and related positions
-they have bupkis, frankly
-whole lotta nothing

SOLUTION:
-THEY HAVE PLACED AN OPEN CALL FOR STAFF APPLICATIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE

THAT’S NOT… VERY WEIRD, RIGHT? PEOPLE APPLIED TO WORK FOR OBAMA ONLINE-yeah, and the website looked like this
-trump’s call for applications is a trainwreck. i assume it was written by one of trump’s three adult goblins. look at this paragraph:

“You will be asked fill out a Personal Data Statement if you are considered for a specific position. You will be asked about possible conflicts of interest… organization[s] which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given… legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration…… If Senate confirmation is required for the position you are nominated for, the Senate committee that reviews those nominations may ask you to provide additional information.“ 

WAIT…. WHAT??
-just a little casual there, guys, huh? like…. the whole thing makes it sound like they don’t have a vetting team ready to go. it makes it feel like there’s no solid recruitment team or strategy in place and…
-oh my God, wait a second
-doesn’t that sound kind of like they’re asking people to vet themselves?
-maybe because they are so WOEFULLY, CATASTROPHICALLY SHORT-HANDED??????
-pun intended

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN, ORANGE??
-well, i’m glad you asked, it could mean a lot of things
-firstly: i wouldn’t trust these sloppy motherfuckers to staff a lemonade stand
-secondly: like, YOU could go WORK FOR TRUMP, probably. they are mass-hiring, like a new denny’s franchise. like eight new denny’s franchises clustered around a single interstate exit, shivering in terror. is your head firmly affixed to your body? are you carbon-based?? they badly need people with those qualifications
-thirdly: it may also, eventually, mean that the trump white house is going to produce an unheard-of metric fuckton of personnel scandals in its first year, since there’s no voluntary, self-reporting “are you a serial murderer” box to tick
-also, do they not understand that people are going to apply just to fuck with them??? and waste their time???
-i don’t recommend it, honestly. i personally will not be submitting any private information to the trump team even as an obstructionist joke, because they are terrifying anti-semitic racist garbage-fucking hate trolls. i wouldn’t voluntarily give them the address of a shoe store. but if you choose to step up and play the game, have fun and be yourselves*

*technically you can be anyone you want, they DON’T APPEAR TO HAVE A VETTING TEAM YET

THERE’S NO USER LOGIN AND YOU CAN APPLY TO BE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

i’ve seen applications/screenings for minimum wage jobs that were 200% more intense than this
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Donald Trump threatens to jail Hillary Clinton, proving once again that he’s an African dictator.
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socialistexan:

ithelpstodream:

As it turns out, Donald Trump quotes make a lot more sense when you imagine Zapp Brannigan saying them.

Wow, I thought they were real Zapp quotes until the Muslim one. That’s depressing.
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micdotcom:

Watch: George Takei sends a message in Spanish about how we can defeat Trump

George is doing such important work right now. I’m so grateful he’s speaking out.

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