Monday, January 9, 2017

Trump cares more about his old TV show than doing job in White House; list of inauguration protests planned

Less than two weeks to inauguration day, and Trump continues to care more about TV shows than preparing for his actual job in the White House:

This is an interesting tweet of Trump's from 2014 - he doesn't like Blackish, whose star won a Golden Globe Sunday:

Speaking of Trump’s inauguration day, several groups plan rallies and marches. The Answer Coalition is meeting as early as 7 a.m. on January 20 at Freedom Plaza, 1355 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. That is a few blocks from the White House. 
The D.C. Welcoming Committee, a collective of activists and out-of-work gravediggers, plans disruptive protests and other actions throughout inauguration day. Participants will meet as early as 9 a.m. at McPherson Square, 15th St. NW and K St.
Then on January 21, more marches in D.C., New York City, London, and other cities are planned to support equality and civil rights. In D.C., people are meeting near the U.S. Capitol for the Women’s March on Washington, where more than 200,000 people are expected. They are gathering near the United Nations headquarters for the Women’s March on New York City.
In San Francisco, participants plan to gather on the Golden Gate Bridge on January 20 for BridgeTogether Golden Gate. Occupy groups, which grew out of the progressive Occupy Wall Street movement that formed in 2011, plan rallies in Seattle, D.C.,Chicago, Boston, and other cities through inauguration weekend.
Marijuana activists plan to hand out some 4,200 joints in D.C. January 20 and light up 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump's speech. I'm not a pot smoker personally, but maybe this is a way to help bridge divisions between the political left and right. You can't argue too fiercely when you're toking, right? Just don't smoke and drive, kids.
The National Action Network, whose founders include Rev. Al Sharpton, is organizing a rally for civil rights and other issues in D.C. on January 14. The event is expected to be attended by thousands. In January 2001, Al Sharpton organized a “Shadow Inauguration” in D.C. Speakers included civil rights legends Walter Fauntroy and Dick Gregory.
If you attend any protests, especially on January 20, watch out for both uniformed and plainclothes police. During Bush’s 2001 inauguration, an army of police and legal roadblocks made it as hard as possible for protesters. 

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