It’s Donald’s Inauguration Day …

6887e517-3c51-4430-9014-25da4bbe512d_800Donald Trump’s inauguration by the numbers, according to Reuters

  • 900,000: The number of people expected to attend, including protesters; about half the amount of President Obama’s inauguration.
  • 20: The expected duration, in minutes, of Trump’s inauguration speech.
  • 105: The longest inaugural speech, in minutes. It was delivered by William Henry Harrison in 1841 in a snowstorm. He wasn’t wearing a hat or coat. He died of pneumonia a month later.
  • 270,000: The number of protesters expected to converge on Washington.
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#ThanksObama — We Will Always Be Grateful for Your Service

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We’re going to be feeling the feels on Inauguration Day — fear, sadness, disgust. We hope 44 is right, and our country is strong enough to withstand the next four years intact as a democracy. In the meantime, let’s make #ThanksObama a trending topic on the Twitter. If you tweet, go forward and let @BarackObama know you were glad he and his family made it through the past two terms and add what you’d like to thank him for the most.

Photo via Whitehouse.gov.

FactCheck.org Exposes Series of Lies in Donald’s News Conference

The full analysis by FactCheck.org follows…

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A Moment That Will Never Be Again

How about every moment?

Pat Robertson: God Has Ended Drought in West Because Voters There Rejected Trump

Suggests Trump 'may well be the anti-Christ'*
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Pat Robertson

This is just in from CBN. Rev. Pat Robertson has described the drought-ending rains on the West Coast as “a blessing from God” because people there voted overwhelming against Donald Trump.

Robertson described Trump as a hate-filled racist and a misogynistic serial philanderer whose life is focused solely on the pursuit of money.*

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An Important Message for Smart People Who Voted for Donald

If you voted for Donald and you’re beginning to think you may have made a mistake, this video from Keith Olbermann contains important information for you. In it,

Here’s Why Republicans Don’t Have a Plan to Replace Obamacare

doctordemocrat2Dear Dr. Democrat,

Republicans have been chomping at the bit to kill Obamacare forever. But now that they’re ready to do it, they don’t have a clue how to replace it.

What gives?

Signed,

Worried in Weehawken

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Poll: Majority Uncertain or Pessimistic about Donald’s Prospects

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NBC News:

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds 54 percent of adults saying that they are either uncertain (25 percent) or pessimistic and worried (29 percent) about how Trump will perform during his presidency, compared with 45 percent with either an optimistic and confident view (22 percent) or a satisfied and hopeful view (23 percent).

That’s a significantly worse outlook than Americans expressed after the elections of both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. A combined 66 percent were either optimistic or hopeful about Obama in January 2009, according to the same poll, while 59 percent were optimistic or hopeful about George W. Bush in January 2001.

Now There’s a Handbook for Resisting Trumpism

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump AgendaSome former congressional staffers are taking a lesson from the Tea Party’s playbook to craft an organized resistance to the rise of the Trump State.

They’ve written a handbook called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” which is freely available for downloading, sharing and editing. It might actually work.

Here’s a sample of their manifesto:

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You’re Going to Miss Obamacare

Up to One in Three of You Would Lose Your Insurance Without the ACA
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Photo by Graur Codrin

Depending on where you live, up to one in three of you could find yourselves without insurance if Republicans are able to follow through on their threat to repeal Obamacare.

Here’s the problem. Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare’s official name, we would go back to allowing insurance companies to refuse to cover you if you ever had certain health problems. And it’s not just cancer or heart disease that falls into the “declinable pre-existing conditions” category. Do you, or does a loved one, have:

  • Arthritis or other inflammatory joint diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity (defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher, such as 5’9″ person who weighs at least 203 pounds)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pending surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep anea
  • Stroke

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