A Little Heads Up

This may interest some of you. It may interest none of you.  It interests me, though, so here it is.

So many people have been fired from the Trump administration that it’s almost to the point that we just shrug.

However, this one matters.

It matters a lot.

If you don’t already know what the Saturday Night Massacre was during the Nixon years, that’s okay. I’m old and I was around then, so I know, but I don’t expect you to.

Here, go read about it.

This is serious stuff. The Nixon saga shook the nation. Before you shrug and say, “Well, politics doesn’t interest me,” this is serious.  It’s one time when politics does affect us all, or has the potential to massively affect us all. Markets shake, rattle and roll when shit like this happens.  When markets get all roiled up, it gets harder to buy a house, get a car loan, buy groceries, get a job.

In the years after the Saturday Night Massacre, Congress stepped in and tried to correct the rules so that future presidents wouldn’t be able to just fire special prosecutors willy-nilly, and it’s a long, detailed story that would bore you completely to death, but it doesn’t matter. Trump can work around those restrictions.

If he fires Rosenstein, and I suspect he is going to unless somebody manages to talk him off the ledge in the next few days, Dave and I are ready.

This is not about political parties. It’s not about anything except that we have to have laws that apply to everyone, and everyone includes the president.  The day we forsake that principle, we become Venezuela or worse.

No one is above the law.

Rod Rosenstein is a perfectly competent man who has nothing whatever to warrant his being fired except that Trump wants Mueller gone. Trump is looking for his own personal Robert Bork, someone who will do his dirty work for him.

This is not about political parties. All the people involved in this, every last one of them, are Republicans.  There is not a Democrat in the bunch. There is no politically motivated plot here. There is just the rule of law.

Mueller needs to finish his investigation, and everyone needs to get out of his way and let him do so. If he finds nothing, so be it.  Then we’ll know and then we can move on.  (Of course, he already has found stuff and people have been indicted, so it’s not nothing.) Stopping now will leave questions hanging forever, and it will undermine the rule of law.  Furthermore, the more desperate Trump gets in his attempts to stop the investigation, the more guilty he looks and the more convinced we all become that there is something there.

So, Dave and I are ready to go.

Here’s the website.

Go over there and take a look.  There is a city listed someplace near you. You can click on that city and find out where they are gathering and all the details for your chosen location.

In our case, we plan to meet at 6 p.m. (Eastern time) on the day Trump does any of that shit (and right now, the worry is that he’ll fire Rosenstein), with an alternate meeting at 6 p.m. the following day if he does it at night. But each city is doing it slightly differently, so check and give them an RSVP so they have some idea of how many people to expect.

Instead of chewing your nails to the quick and screaming into the void, take action.  They notice. You think they don’t, but they do. That’s why so many of them aren’t running for office again.

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14 thoughts on “A Little Heads Up”

  1. Thanks Sally. This is very important, Trump is whittling away at the rule of law, making us so weary of his constant outrages that we sometimes don’t pay attention. Enabled by the Republicans, who have either collectively lost their mind, or are implicated many layers deep here. I suspect the Russians have been influencing elections longer than we realize. And the rats are deserting the sinking ship.

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  2. Let’s just hope he is stopped before all the people he is threatening take him up on his offers. I grew up in the Cold War and Vietnam and felt safer then I do now.
    That’s pretty scary

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  3. It’s dizzying trying to follow all the goings on in your country. I always come back to feeling just terrible for all my American brothers and sisters who have to live with this day in and day out. This does impact us all–even those of us who do not live in the US. I am also in awe of all of you who take action and stay focused on the big picture under such an oppressive regime. Thank you for fighting for justice and hope and for fending off the lure apathy.

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  4. Hopefully some Republican legislators will recover from their case of nospinitis. Enough is enough! I have some hope though. Occasionally I read news on AOL.com and the comments are at the Naugler level of communication but I’m seeing a leftward trend and while people make snarky comments about posts I see far less overt defense of Trump– maybe that’s the sign of a sea change. That and the fact that the Republicans got their assess handed to them in races they normally would have won (To the female voters of Alabama may I just say thank you for saving America from itself). That might possibly get the attention of some legislators. I was really young during the Nixon thing but I do remember there being a fair amount of division in the country but as it moved the legislature started to act. I think that’s going to happen here too though hopefully we won’t all get blown up first. Then maybe we can fix some of the damage.

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  5. Got my sign and walking shoes handy for a quick getaway if we march.

    BTW, I just learned that clicking the plus sign about others’ comments can result – randomly ?? – as adding anything from a +1 to a +5 to the comment clicked. I am only clicking once – what gives?

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  6. BTW, I just learned that clicking the plus sign about others’ comments can result – randomly ?? – as adding anything from a +1 to a +5 to the comment clicked. I am only clicking once – what gives?

    I think it just refreshes the ‘like’ count.

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  7. Yep. I keep extra sneakers for me and the kids in the car just in case.

    When they write the movie of Stupid Watergate, will Steve Bannon be Checkers, or no?

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  8. When they write the movie of Stupid Watergate, will Steve Bannon be Checkers, or no?

    I think more than one person is holding his ears and using him as they see fit.

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  9. Why would you protest a compromised attorney who is covering up for the government spying on private citizens?

    Also, he should have recused himself once it was revealed that Clinton paid for the creation of the Steele dossier.

    Rod’s wife worked for Clinton and many of the others involved in spying on citizens.

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  10. Why would you protest a compromised attorney who is covering up for the government spying on private citizens?

    Also, he should have recused himself once it was revealed that Clinton paid for the creation of the Steele dossier.

    Rod’s wife worked for Clinton and many of the others involved in spying on citizens.

    Ah, Trumpers. Regret, just STFU. Really. Go get your own blog and blather, but not here. I know you’re a fundamentalist and they die hard, but seriously.

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  11. she is ranting about AW again,, listen you crazy ass woman, YOU film while you drive on the roads, YOU rant and rave while recording shit, and it would be AW who would have to scrape your sorry ass off the highway, God you are one fucked up human being, He asked you to lay off as he did, but you being a dick along with WHopper Sr. just shows how fucked you both are. Never get in a accident, Help may not come, unilke the good doctors and nurses who saved you when you killed your kid, cause YOU think you know better. Keep digging that hole, you are going to end up paying one way or the other. Dance puppet, dance.

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