¡Hola! From Barcelona! ❤️
Today is Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and as always, there’s a lot going on…
I just started reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” by Mark Manson, and it’s been pretty interesting so far. One takeaway is that we can only give a f*ck about so many things…so make the things you DO give a f*ck about important. 45’s tweets? No room for f*cks. The fact that the GOP seems to have devolved into Party that supports Nazis and pedophiles? Nope – not my party – no f*cks to give. I, personally, can affect what’s in my circle. I can call about issues such as the tax plan, the Keystone XL pipeline, and CHIP, I can better educate myself on the issues at hand, I can seek out discourse and hopefully educate those who don’t share the same views as I.
So, moving FORWARD, let’s affect those things within our sphere:
1. I was going to read the tax plan, as proposed – it’s 500+ pages, so that didn’t get done. But, the things that are getting revealed in the fine print are heinous. There is some language defining when life begins (in a tax bill??) that could be used to set precedent. Opening up the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, which the GOP has been drooling over for years – Murkowski is a big fan of this one…gutting benefits for grad school students (which will essentially make it very difficult to afford grad school). This plan cannot get passed by the Senate. A vote is expected on this next week, and they don’t have a lot of wiggle room – we need three no’s, and Johnson has already declared his “no,” so we need two more. Let’s call and voice our dissent – pick a reason – there are lots from which to choose!
2. While you’re calling, remind your MoC’s that CHIP still hasn’t been reauthorized. Nine million children are currently vulnerable. We need to support them.
3. I don’t think anything is going to change Roy Moore’s mind about running, especially since he now has 45’s blessing…so how about we support Doug Jones? Let’s blow Moore out of the water in December. Consider donating to Jones’ campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_jones_ad_2017<<< re are many more issues, but let’s focus on these for today. A reminder that FAM will be “closed” for the holiday tomorrow, meaning it may take a while (like till Friday) for your posts to go through. Our mods need a well-deserved break. If you have extra space at your table for “orphans,” please comment below and share your FAM hospitality. We are thankful for YOU. We are making a difference. Once we get past this speed bump that is 45, and all the bullshit he brings with him, our country will emerge stronger and better. You know, there may be something to “Make America Great Again” - when 45 is gone, we will, together! ❤️ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, FAMily. ❤️ Anne, Anne, and Jen ❤️