Sunday, March 12, 2017

Taco might actually be a dog





Isn't that a face that dogs usually make?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday night venting...come for the art, stay for the tirade!



Some people are dumb. Like, really, dangerously dumb. Let me make a report for you with links.

First, there's this article about how the anti-vaxxers are "winning" and trumplestiltskin should be nominated for sainthood.

http://bolenreport.com/trump-congress-propose-cancelling-funding-us-childhood-vaccine-program/

Don't worry, it's just some blog, not really an article. There were some amazing things in there, though - highlights include the fact that "The View" is where Democrats get their information from. 😆 I can't even. 

Then, the comments section. A few woo-hoos in agreement, a surprising argument from Natalie, saying that we need to convince the other side and unite, and then KARMA. An actual dude named Karma, who basically called all liberals "sub-human" and stated the need to cage 'em up. Hooray. I love a good argument for dehumanizing a whole group of people. So I clicked on his name, which led me to his site.

http://www.harmonyenergyconsultants.com/web/en/products_overview.html

This is where he sells books and CDs with titles like, "Cancer? So What?" And I can only guess that Karma himself has killed more people with terrible medical advice than have ever died from vaccines. 

I hope regular karma comes for Karma.

And because I'm basically never going to fix the links so that they'll work, here's a screen shot of Karma's comment.


A phrase I really love in juxtaposition with his message is "blessed be." 
Anyway. That's my vent for the night.
Goodnight, and please know that not everybody out there is quite that mean or scientifically illiterate.


❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗💗
Science is real. 
Vaccines don't kill your children.
We're going to get through this.
The truth is out there. (You're allowed to binge watch the X-files until your palate is cleansed.)



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Taco looks good on red


Taco says hi. 
Figured I should throw in a cat post before throwing down a bunch more resistance art. 
😉

Sunday, March 5, 2017

and so can you




(A tip of the hat to Stephen Colbert.)

But really, with the exception of the people who literally walked to America, when the land masses were joined, pretty much all Americans are descendants of immigrants or slaves. 
So why not treat undocumented immigrants the same as the citizens they aspire to be? 


immigration

"Let's not deport future Americans."
Why not just make it a more clear-cut path to citizenship? They're already here, and working hard, soooo....

If there is such a thing as "common law marriage," why not common law citizenship? Like, hey, you got here and lived here for a specified number of years, do you want citizenship? Ok, cool. 

Take this image and use it to #resist


Thursday, March 2, 2017

what do you love?

Equality for everyone, for real, this time.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

postcards

There is a blog, called design crush, that has a great collection of printable postcards that you can use to get in touch with your representatives.

Here's a link...or at least the web address (haha, we will see if I can turn it into a link in a minute)

http://designcrushblog.com/2017/02/20/print-write-mail-printable-resistance-postcards/

So, I am definitely on the postcard bandwagon. There are two in my etsy shop, and they look like this.


For the representatives that you need to pat on the back.

And then there's this one:


Which is obviously for sending to the president. On March 15th. Not that there are a whole bunch of people doing that, or anything. 😉

And then I felt a little bad that I hadn't designed a free printable postcard, sooooo...


There. You'll almost definitely need to format it to print at the right size. Luckily, a lot of printers have a 4x6 inch setting. 

Oh, do you need the address for the White House?
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

You're all set. 😘


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

love is love


Feel free to borrow any of these as a Facebook cover image, or something else. 

science

I am really concerned that so many people don't  "believe" in science.
 As if it's a religion. 
It can exist alongside religion.
Actually, science exists whether you believe in it or not.

Ugh, America, stop being dumb.


think

Saturday, February 18, 2017

free speech

Might be the freedom I worry about the most. Sort of a foundation for all the other rights.


Take this image and use it to #resist

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

stronger together cover image for Facebook





Well, you can use it for something else, too, you'd just have to crop it. 😉


Take this image and use it to resist.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You deserve a Taco Tuesday! :)

"What....
I feel a...
Yawwwwwwwwwwn....coming on."


But he finishes with a perfect goofy grin.









But also...

Don't resist the love. Figure out how to resist with love.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This one is about cats, I pinky swear promise you



I am pretty convinced that Taco has an extra tooth sticking out of the roof of his mouth.
Can you see it? Does your cat have one? Maybe Taco is just lucky.

Anyway, he is passed out like a champ, and I hope you can sleep as peacefully as he does.




Seriously, no nazis should be allowed on the National Security Council



Steve Bannon is a threat to democracy, a threat to America and all of its citizens, and quite possibly the whole world.
Especially if he does destabilize the government like he wants to.

So please call your Senators and House of Representatives members and let them know that someone who hates nearly everyone probably shouldn't be on a council about security. His presence on the council does not make me feel safe. 

And, please do take this image and use it to #resist and #BanBannon


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Another day, another digital doodle for the resistance



Fits neatly as a Facebook cover image, if you want it. 





Monday, January 30, 2017

This is what I was thinking on Election Day

https://mobile.twitter.com/pookleblinky/status/798327366523252736

Read the whole thread, if you can. If you're already terrified, you might not need to.

So I guess I'll be calling my representatives all day long.

Side note: I'll be making terrible art to match the terrible political climate. All of it will say "this is not normal." It's a reminder. I'm using it as the cover photo for my Facebook page, and please do take it, don't even bother crediting me with it, just take it and use it wherever you see fit.
So, my new digital art series, "this is not normal" is free for you to use to help remind people that action is necessary right now. 
(Why don't I want credit? Artists got carted away in the holocaust.
 But the message is more important than the maker.)
So, make your calls. Go to protests. Remind your friends to do the same. 
And, please stay safe. 
❤️❤️❤️


Saturday, January 28, 2017

I was never political

But now I have to be. A friend wrote this, so I'm sharing it anywhere I can. Even here, where I suppose no one looks anymore. 😬
Obviously, please copy and paste anywhere you have an audience, even if it's an audience of one.


(Copy and paste, don't "share") 

"Make Resistance Great Again"

1. Avoid using his name -- 

Every time you use his name, you make him stronger. He has developed a cult of personality around himself that thrives on your hatred. He wasn't kidding when he tweeted, "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th." He really does extend best wishes to you, the hater, because you give him power; you make him seem like something bigger than he really is, and you are the object of hatred that motivates his supporters. You are his Emmanuel Goldstein (1984 reference -- read it if you haven't already). 

2. Spread the blame -- 

Don't allow moderate Republicans to hide behind ambiguity and equivocation. They are supporting a President who is trying to destroy our democracy, and are therefore members of a regime, not an administration. If you focus all of your attacks on their leader, you are only reinforcing his message that "I alone can fix [our problems.]". In reality, he requires the support of collaborators. Call it what it is -- "the regime." 

3. Do not engage the regime's base -- 

Let's do a thought experiment. Imagine your favorite song; hear the music inside your head. Now imagine someone telling you that the song sucks, and you should never listen to it ever again. How likely are you to be swayed? The regime is music to the ears of its most ardent supporters, and you will never convince them otherwise. Remember when their leader said, "we're going to win so much, you're going to be sick and tired of winning"? That statement was meant to appeal to a base of supporters who feel like they're losers, people who get a high from being associated with a "tremendously successful" billionaire. Now try to imagine how good they must have felt when he won the election. Every time you get mad at them and argue with them, you remind them of how good it felt to win. You motivate them to work harder toward their leader's re-election. If you deny them the pleasure of yelling at you, you will make politics less enjoyable for them, and thus more apathetic about the regime. You will never dislike your favorite song, but you might stop listening to it as much as you once did, and this is the best we can hope for with the regime's base. 

4. Focus on policies, not personality -- 

Most polls showed the President's favorability rating around 38% on the eve of the election, but 47% ended up voting for him anyway. That means 9% of his voters already think he's an asshole, but, nevertheless, an asshole who's going to do a better job than his opponents will. These are the people we need to focus on; if we can convince them that his policies suck just as much as his personality sucks, we are likely to flip their votes. So, stop focusing on the guy's hands. Everyone already knows, and it didn't work during the first time we tried it. Remember Einstein's quote about the definition of insanity. 

5. Keep it positive -- 

The regime feeds on negativity. The policies they support are born from fear and anger. People filled with love and optimism generally do not support policies that are centered upon walls, torture, and deportation. This is why the leader of the regime didn't tell a single joke during his convention speech. He wants the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which his darkest policies will grow. Keep it positive, and spread love; it's poison to the regime. 

6. Don't spread hopelessness -- 

Whenever you say "we're screwed," you communicate hopelessness. Saying things like, "I don't understand how this happened" is the same as saying, "I don't know what the solution is and you shouldn't listen to anything I propose because I just don't understand." But, you do have hope; otherwise, you wouldn't have read this far. And, you do have a solution -- resistance! It's ok to be down and to seek out other likeminded people for comfort, but try to stay focused on spreading hope and confidence. We got this, ok? 

7. Make resistance cool and fun -- 

As the country becomes more political, and more polarized, Americans will feel increasingly pressured into choosing a side (sociology happens). We want healthy, positive people to choose the resistance because we ultimately don't want the entire country to end up resembling one of the regime's rallies. Besides, we ARE cool and fun; just look at all the musicians who boycotted the regime's inauguration. The fact that the Resistance is responsible for the generation of almost all of our society's visual and musical culture is one of our strengths; let's maximize it. 

8. Stop spreading fake news -- 

Sorry everybody, but we do it too. Do you remember when Trump went on Oprah and said, "if I ever run for president, I'll run as a republican because they're stupid enough to vote for me?" That never happened. And, you know how the regime deleted all the information about LGBT rights from the White House website as soon as it came to power? Actually, the regime deleted almost all information from the White House website, which is a common practice for all incoming presidents -- Obama did it too. When we spread fake news, we contribute to the confusion many Americans are feeling right now, thus contributing to the problem. The regime doesn't need everyone to believe its lies; it only needs 1/3 to believe the lies, and another 1/3 to be so confused that they don't even know who to trust anymore. Let's show them that they can trust us -- educate yourself on the issues, hold other members of the Resistance accountable, fact check information before you post it, and retract anything you post if it is later proven wrong. Reality still exists, and we are the communicators of that reality. 

9. Take care of yourself -- 

The world will not end if you take a break or have fun doing something that's not explicitly political. But, the world will end if the majority of the Resistance ends up too burned out to fight. Just remember -- even when you're sleeping or recreating, you're only recharging yourself for more resistance. 

10. Resist, resist, resist, and don't apologize for it -- 

Your constant political posts are not annoying; the regime is annoying, and they are the ones who are inciting us to raise our voices. Our protests work, just as the Tea Party protests helped the GOP take over Congress. And, most importantly, you're not crazy; they're the ones who are crazy. We are the 53% who voted against this madness. We are the Resistance. Let's fight like hell to restore sanity, love, and humanity to our government. We will win.