For over 20 years Clarence Thomas has been treated to (unrevealed) luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. - ProPublica
Details are emerging of Clarence's luxury travels, meetings with Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo, the Federalist Society leader regarded as an architect of the Supreme Court’s recent turn to the right.
AOC Wants To Know Who “Advised” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to Not Disclose Gifts. Several Democrats wrote to Chief Justice Roberts on Friday requesting an investigation. - Vanity Fair
How do you describe Clarence Thomas' dubious activities? Especially when details about them is in articles, Tweets, cartoons and videos from many websites? How can they be collected, curated and shared in a cohesive online story? How can details be updated with new information as it emerges? How can you create such moodboards quickly and freely?
Create a 'Collection' with the free Wakelet app. It's like a Pintrest moodboard but with more features that make it ideal for activists and campaigns. A collection is shared as a link, embedded in a website or as a PDF document. Check out the 'Supremely corrupt Clarence Thomas' collection which was created in a few hours.
Meet there billionaire tycoon who has been showering Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with millions of dollars in gifts and vacations for years, in one of The most open and obvious corrupt schemes in modern American history. Here’s how it works: Harlan Crow, a business magnate and real estate developer from Texas, gifts Thomas and his wife extraordinary gifts like super yacht trips and private jet rides. In return, Thomas rules from the bench in a way that benefits Harlans business and bottom line at the expense of the masses. This is what corruption on the highest levels of Government looks like. - Really American
Mega MAGA yachts
How is it that I know lavish gifts must be reported by politicians and Supreme Court justices… but Clarence Thomas does not? Between his lapse of ethics regarding Mega MAGA yachts and private jets and his wife Ginni’s attempt to overthrow the government… perhaps it’s time for an investigation? - Billy Baldwin
Oh please! Let’s stop with the “liberal press” BS. I’m a conservative and I know like YOU do that this stinks. $500,000 of free stuff—and that was just one trip?! ANYONE in PUBLIC SERVICE knows that kind of spending is not just “hospitality”. - Michael Steele
Why humor works
Facts alone aren’t exciting. Spice them with a dash of humor to grab attention.
Get Noticed: Facts alone won’t get noticed. Humor and cartoons attract attention.
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Humor for activists
Humor is a really effective weapon for activists. Humor rallies and motivates the troops, highlights absurdities and injustice, knocks sacred cows off their podiums, and undermines the authority of the power-that-be. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” - Saul Alinsky.
Rules for Radicals is a grassroots organizing Bible. Written in simple language, smattered with humorous vignettes and real-life stories from his years in organizing, it’s a wealth of strategy packed into a quick-turning 226 pages. Pick up a physical copy, because this book is gonna get you thinking and wanting to note things in the margins. But if you want or need a free copy, you can find it in various versions (text, pdf, Kindle, and audiobook) over at the Internet Archive. - Activism Joy Studio
TakeAway: Use ridicule to call out the supreme corruption of Clarence Thomas.
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