ride_4ever: (Make America Kind Again)
A Reuters news article tonight (byline Carlo Allegri) reported as follows:

"A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July 26-28 poll suggested that the country largely disagrees with President Donald Trump's announcement this week that he will ban transgender personnel from the armed forces. The president's announcement, made in posts on his Twitter account, surprised many senior military officers and appeared to pre-empt an ongoing Pentagon review.

Roger Kaikko, 61, a Trump voter near Cleveland, Ohio, who took the poll, said he disagrees with the president. [Kaikko said] 'Even the president shouldn’t be able to take rights away from some people just because he may not like them. They’re people too [and] they should be able to serve just like anybody else.'

The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll was conducted online in English across the United States. It gathered responses from 1,249 adults including 533 Democrats and 434 Republicans."
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I'm a member of both Sierra Club U.S. and Sierra Club Canada, and I want to share this image that Sierra Club Canada posted today along with their news of offering discounted memberships to join the resistance against Trump's assault on environmentalism.

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Sierra Club Canada discounted membership info.
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This was then.

First They Came -- by Martin Niemöller
First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the ill and disabled
And I did not speak out
Because I was not ill or disabled
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

This is now.

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ride_4ever: (Make America Kind Again)
Just one day after I boosted the signal for the Safety Pin Movement, I am now retracting that boost because I've gotten a warning from the very watchful [personal profile] grey853 that white supremacists have co-opted the wearing of the safety pin.
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/o\

I keep thinking of these words from Hamlet when I think about the transition from Obama to Trump: "that was to this, Hyperion to a Satyr".

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