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Trump claims he’s getting arrested tomorrow.

Trump posted to his TruthSocial network over the weekend claiming he was getting arrested for the Stormy Daniels thing on Tuesday, and calling for protests.

He said, “Now illegal leaks from a corrupt and highly political Manhattan district attorneys office, which has allowed new records to be set in violent crime and whose leader is funded by George Soros, indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven, and based on an old and fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale, the far and away leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week. Protest, take our nation back!”

(Back when I was in school we got yelled at for writing run-on sentences like that. 😒)

Is he actually getting arrested tomorrow? Pfft, who knows. Probably soon, though. Some people are mad because he might be getting arrested over this first, as opposed to a “more serious” crime like staging an insurrection or election fraud. Please remember that the Stormy Daniels case isn’t about him banging a porn star, it’s a campaign finance fraud case. The dude misappropriated election funds to pay off Daniels.

“Oh, this isn’t serious, it involves an icky, slutty girl.” Man, grow up. He stole campaign money to bribe someone to keep their mouth shut about a scandal. It’s serious.

Whether it’s provable and results in an arrest is another matter, but it looks like they’re going to give it a try sometime this week, so I guess keep an eye out for that.

Reminder: If you want a fun way to keep on Trump indictment news, sign up at, a little website/newsletter spun together by Dan Sinker, the fellow who, among other things, ran back when Trump was getting impeached (both times).

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Say Yes! to Michigan

The Michigan Senate voted today to end their “right to work” law that let workers enjoy the benefits of union membership without paying union dues. It just needs Gov. Whitmer’s signature to make it official.

👉 Detroit News: Michigan Senate approves repeal of right-to-work law – “The Michigan Senate was approving landmark victories for organized labor Tuesday evening by repealing the 2012 right-to-work law that made union membership optional at unionized workplaces and re-establishing a prevailing wage standard for state projects.”

The point of this law was only ever to weaken unions by taking a chunk out of their funding, which comes from union dues. Why would you pay union dues if you’re getting the benefits anyway? Don’t want to join a union? Don’t go to work for a union shop. Oh, they pay better? And you get better benefits and more sick and vacation days and whatnot? Then shut up, pay your dues, and work there. Pretty straightforward.

You can add this to the list of things Michigan is doing right lately, like protecting abortion rights and protecting LGBTQ+ rights.

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Anti-Trans Legislation

Vox: The GOP’s coordinated national campaign against trans rights, explained – “Though many of the bills being proposed will never become law, they serve a practical purpose for Republicans. Whether or not they are enacted, they allow conservative state legislatures to perform opposition to the ‘woke left’ and ensure evangelical voters show up to vote — even after the religious right achieved its decades-long goal of overturning Roe v. Wade last year. A recent report from Mother Jones showed that leading religious-right organizations are playing a prominent role in creating and promoting the bills.”

I keep stumbling across articles minimizing what’s happening with anti-trans legislation on the state level, and just so you know, yeah, some of it is performative. But never doubt for one single second that they absolutely mean to make being transgender illegal. The end goal here is the eradication of an entire kind of people from public life. And when they’re done with transgender people, they’ll come for gay people. And non-white people. And non-Christian people. And women. They’re coming for all of us.

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Thoughts and Prayers, Mitch.

ABC News: Mitch McConnell being treated for concussion after fall at DC hotel – “‘Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment. The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes,’ McConnell’s communications director David Popp told ABC News Thursday afternoon.”

Photo Credit: Mitch McConnell speaking at the 2013 CPAC conference, by Gage Skidmore. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Happy International Women’s Day

Insider: Police are prosecuting​ abortion seekers using their digital data — and Facebook and Google help them do it – “This spring, a woman named Jessica Burgess and her daughter will stand trial in Nebraska after being accused of performing an illegal abortion — with a key piece of evidence provided by Meta, the parent company of Facebook. Prosecutors said Burgess helped her daughter find and take pills that would induce an abortion. The teenage Burgess also faces charges of illegally disposing of the fetal remains.”

This is your semi-regular reminder that women in the United States have had their rights to bodily autonomy taken away. We don’t currently get to make important decisions about our own health and well being. Dried out old farts in various state and federal governments get to do that for us. Woooo, freedom!