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From our neighbors: Tell America It's Great



Enter Canada, with a small, yet poignant show of support during our year of discontent. A Toronto-based creative agency called The Garden has created the "Tell America It's Great" campaign, complete with a hashtag and a video.

"It's no secret that America is going through a hard time right now," the company said in a blog post. "The election has exposed some pretty scary realities that will likely challenge them for years to come, regardless of who's elected. They've been bombarded with a tremendous amount of negativity and it's likely that for many of them, the immediate future seems rather bleak."

The company put out an open call for Canadians to share videos of what they like about America and what makes it great, and then made a mashup video of a diverse group of Canadians singing America's praises, extolling the virtues of things like national parks, Tupac and Biggie, and the disability rights movement.

Of course, this moment of international cheer could seen as partisan. Naming your campaign #TellAmericaItsGreat, when one candidate for president uses the slogan "Make America Great Again," seems to purposefully be in opposition. That said, The Garden, in its blog post announcing the campaign, and in the video is released, never mentions Trump by name.

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/14/497986850/canada-just-wants-to-tellamericaitsgreat?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=politics&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Trump says the election is rigged — and his supporters are furious

Source: Boston Globe

...And if Trump doesn’t win, some are even openly talking about violent rebellion and assassination, as fantastical and unhinged as that may seem.

“If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”

He then placed a Trump mask on his face and posed for pictures.
...
“Trump said to watch you precincts. I’m going to go, for sure,” said Steve Webb, a 61-year-old carpenter from Fairfield, Ohio.

“I’ll look for . . . well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American,” he said. “I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”
...
“We’re going to have a lot of election fraud,” said Jeannine Bell Smith, 65-year-old longtime teacher in a red Trump shirt with a bucket of popcorn under her arm. “They are having illegals vote. In some states, you don’t need voter registration to vote.”

After a prayer is said and the national anthem sung, she leans in.

“We can’t have that lying bitch in the White House,” she said.

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/15/donald-trump-warnings-conspiracy-rig-election-are-stoking-anger-among-his-followers/LcCY6e0QOcfH8VdeK9UdsM/story.html

New ad: Progress is on the ballot

Ruth Bader Ginsburg backtracks on Kaepernick: 'My comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh

Source: Business Insider Politics

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday called her criticism of National Football League player Colin Kaepernick "inappropriately dismissive and harsh" and said she should not have commented on his protest against racism and police brutality in the United States.

Ginsburg, the court's senior liberal justice, told Yahoo News on Monday that Kaepernick was "dumb and disrespectful" for refusing to stand during the national anthem before games.

"Barely aware of the incident or its purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. I should have declined to respond," Ginsburg said in her statement on Friday.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-backtracks-statement-on-colin-kaepernick-2016-10



An attribute of good people; they are able to learn.

Artists unite to defeat Trump with 30 songs in 30 days

Aimee Mann, Death Cab for Cutie and others! These are very good

30 Days, 30 Songs will feature one song per day from October 10 until Election Day. The artists are united in their desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump. Stay tuned over the coming days as the playlist unfolds, and don't forget to go vote.

30days30songs.com






There are others at the link, along with lyrics and supportive quotes from the artists!




Death Cab For Cutie - "Million Dollar Loan"

He's proud to say
He built his fortune the old fashioned way
Because to succeed
There's only one thing you really need
A million dollar loan
...
Call your father on the phone
and get that million dollar loan
"



"Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump's ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us." - Ben Gibbard


This is one of the-

30 Days, 30 Songs will feature one song per day from October 10 until Election Day. The artists are united in their desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump. Stay tuned over the coming days as the playlist unfolds, and don't forget to go vote.




Aimee Mann - "Can't You Tell?"

Isn't anybody going to stop me
I don't want this job
I can't do this job
My God
Can't you tell
I'm unwell




"I wanted to write about Trump in the first person because I think it's more interesting to speculate on what people’s inner life might be. I had heard a theory that Trump’s interest in running for President was really kicked off at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s dinner when President Obama basically roasted him, so that’s where I started. And my own feeling was that it wasn’t really the job itself he wanted, but the thrill of running and winning, and that maybe it had all gotten out of hand and was a runaway train that he couldn’t stop." - Aimee Mann


This is one of the...

30 Days, 30 Songs will feature one song per day from October 10 until Election Day. The artists are united in their desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump. Stay tuned over the coming days as the playlist unfolds, and don't forget to go vote.
30days30songs.com


WOW

Grope THIS



We are Mormons for Hillary read from It Takes A Village



I'm strangely moved by this coming together of people who disagree about many things, now fighting to preserve the idea of govt as a vehicle for the common good.

Lovely.

If you see something, say something

Moustafa Bayoumi
‏@BayoumiMoustafa
I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate

https://twitter.com/BayoumiMoustafa/status/785293447141924865


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