Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 20, 2017

Tomorrow Our Newest Temporary Employee Starts at Noon

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Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 9, 2017

Meryl Streep 2016 Golden Globes

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 7, 2017

Best Quote of the Week ~ Vice President Joe Biden


“Grow up, Donald. Grow up,” Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. “Time to be an adult. You’re president. You’ve got to do something. Show us what you have.”

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Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 5, 2017

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

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“We believe that the next four years depend on Americans across the country standing indivisible against the Trump agenda. We believe that buying into false promises or accepting partial concessions will only further empower Trump to victimize us and our neighbors. We hope that this guide will provide those who share that belief useful tools to make Congress listen.”

Here’s the quick and dirty summary of this document. While this page summarizes top-level takeaways, the full document describes how to actually carry out these activities.

CHAPTER 1 How grassroots advocacy worked to stop President Obama.

We examine lessons from the Tea Party’s rise and recommend two key strategic components: 1. A local strategy targeting individual Members of Congress (MoCs). 2. A defensive approach purely focused on stopping Trump from implementing an agenda built on racism, authoritarianism, and corruption.

CHAPTER 2 How your MoC thinks — reelection, reelection, reelection — and how to use that to save democracy.

MoCs want their constituents to think well of them and they want good, local press. They hate surprises, wasted time, and most of all, bad press that makes them look weak, unlikable, and vulnerable. You will use these interests to make them listen and act.

CHAPTER 3 Identify or organize your local group.

Is there an existing local group or network you can join? Or do you need to start your own? We suggest steps to help mobilize your fellow constituents locally and start organizing for action.

CHAPTER 4 Four local advocacy tactics that actually work.

Most of you have three MoCs — two Senators and one Representative. Whether you like it or not, they are your voices in Washington. Your job is to make sure they are, in fact, speaking for you. We’ve identified four key opportunity areas that just a handful of local constituents can use to great effect. Always record encounters on video, prepare questions ahead of time, coordinate with your group, and report back to local media: 1. Town halls. MoCs regularly hold public in-district events to show that they are listening to constituents. Make them listen to you, and report out when they don’t. 2. Non-town hall events. MoCs love cutting ribbons and kissing babies back home. Don’t let them get photo-ops without questions about racism, authoritarianism, and corruption. 3. District office sit-ins/meetings. Every MoC has one or several district offices. Go there. Demand a meeting with the MoC. Report to the world if they refuse to listen. 4. Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue

Indivisible Guide

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 5, 2017

The last 48 hours has my head spinning

“The last 48 hours has my head spinning. First the House Republicans brazenly attempted to gut the independent ethics committee, which was a stunning start to the Congress to say the least. Then after Americans showed we are too smart for this to be slipped by us, Trump with the stroke of a few keys on Twitter tried to claim credit for changing the mind of House Republicans.

Whoa… I would say that the irony of Republicans being reprimanded on ethics by Trump is rich, but that would be me being politically correct, which I hear is out of vogue these days. So let me call it what is is: hypocrisy.

Yes Congress needs oversight and strict rules to prevent conflicts of interests, shame on the House Republicans for their efforts to undo these safeguards, but did you know that the President is exempt from these ethics rules? We need the President of the United States to abide by the highest standard. President elect Trump has yet to release his tax returns, has yet to take real steps to avoid conflicts of interest with his businesses, has filled his cabinet with oilmen and Goldman Sachs executives while claiming to “drain the swamp”. Trump believes the rules do not apply to him, so why is anybody surprised when the House Republicans ask for the same treatment as the President elect? 

Share this post and demand that President elect Trump abide by the same rules. 

Trump’s breathtaking hypocrisy ought to be the biggest part of this story, but again the media seems to be out to lunch and he is being painted as a hero in this troubling saga. So I am asking that you share this post on facebook and make Trump’s hypocrisy the real story as we join together to demand that President elect Trump play by the same rules.” ~ Jared Polis, Representative (D-CO 2nd District) since 2009

According to WCVB in Boston Macy’s will close 68 eliminating 10,000 jobs. 

The list of 30 Companies not surviving 2017:

  1. Applied Micro Circuits Corp.
  2. Viavi Solutions Inc.
  3. eGain Corp.
  4. Immunomedics Inc.
  5. Array BioPharma Inc.
  6. Quotient Ltd.
  7. Quantum Corp.
  8. Fidelity & Guaranty Life
  9. Silicon Graphics International Corp.
  10. Barracuda Networks Inc.
  11. The Container Store Group Inc.
  12. Sears Holdings Corp.
  13. SuperValu Inc.
  14. Lee Enterprises Inc.
  15. Meritor Inc.
  16. Accuray Inc.
  17. Elizabeth Arden Inc.
  18. Investors Real Estate Trust
  19. Sprint Corp.
  20. Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.
  21. Layne Christensen Co.
  22. PTC Inc.
  23. HRG Group Inc.
  24. New York & Co.
  25. National Fuel Gas Co.
  26. J.C. Penney Co.
  27. Fifth Street Finance Corp.
  28. Coty Inc.
  29. Exar Corp.
  30. Mallinckrodt PLC

Looks like tens of thousand jobs for the PETOUS to save. Will he or is he only interested in manufacturing and coal miner jobs?

Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 4, 2017

Who Thinks I Should…

Posted by: Boston Bravery | December 30, 2016

Your Invited!

Posted by: Boston Bravery | December 30, 2016

Drain the Swap? 

Likely not going to happen.

Posted by: Boston Bravery | December 29, 2016

2016 the Year of Endings

One more to photoshop in.

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