Saturday, August 31, 2019

We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up

Four of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history have taken place in Texas. Gov. Abbott and lawmakers’ response? On Sept. 1, guns will be allowed in school parking lots, lessors can't prohibit guns, and guns can be carried during a natural disaster without a permit.

The human brain evolved to assume truth first and ask questions later, leaving us open to manipulation by language and images

DEVELOPING: A gunman is at large in a hijacked mail truck in Texas and "shooting at random people," according to Odessa Police Department. There are "multiple gunshot victims," police said

Trump's super PAC paid $910,000 to a company with no CEO and only a few employees, which turns out to be owned by Trump's campaign manager. Grifting aside, this could actually be illegal because campaigns aren't supposed to coordinate with super PAC

Incredible. Thousands of Londoners are marching on Buckingham Palace. America, it’s time to march on the White House

One rich American is responsible for much of the ongoing destruction of the Amazon — and he happens to be a top donor to Trump and McConnell

Thousands of people have gathered in central London, protesting against plans to suspend Parliament, ahead of #Brexit More than 30 rallies are taking place in locations across the UK today

The “Straight Pride” parade. The streets are absolutely quiet on the sidelines, with counter-protesters silently recording them. There’s been a lot of talk about not feeding trolls so this isn’t that surprising.

The organizers of the Straight Pride Parade had a press conference. One of the questions asked: “What do you say to taxpayers who want to know why you’re wasting this city’s resources because you three guys can’t get laid?”

I will vote for any Democratic nominee, even Warren or Sanders, despite my profound disagreement with their far-left agenda. Saving American democracy from a mad king matters more than the specific policies of his successor.

Yes, Trump loves his daughters, Tiffany and Ivanka. In a Trump way. Like sexual objects. Like he sees all women. WARNING: This video may make you sick.

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit


It’s about time you started sanctioning Saudi Arabia who was behind 9/11 and numerous terrorist groups that continue to destabilize the region and who is their number one financier.

Category 4 Dorian is expected to threaten the Florida coast and then turn north toward Georgia and South Carolin

The Trump Associates Benefiting From a Tax Break for Poor Communities: Kushner, Scaramucci, Chris Christie

I suppose it shouldn't surprise anyone that it turns out Trump is also hideously cruel to his own daughter

Wow. Congrats to law enforcement. Fentanyl was being sent through the mail. The drug was originating from China and being ordered by Americans Law enforcement seize enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people

I talked about the time you had bikers bring cocaine to ‘Apprentice’ after party last night in my set, also that time you made Ivanka give you a lap dance when she was 16 and hosting ‘Miss Teen USA’ hope that doesn’t violate my NDA. Sorry.

You gotta watch this supercut of all the times Trump talks about “big, strong guys” who cry while thanking him for saving America. and Oliver Noble do it again.

Some of these pro-Remain protestors are holding up banners saying “Defend Democracy”. Oh, the irony

Why's Trump suddenly tweeting or retweeting praise of random Republican senators this morning? Because they told him there was a real chance of Senate Republicans finally breaking with him on tariffs, guns, election security, Russia, Afghanistan and other issues when they return.

BREAKING: We just filed for an emergency injunction to stop Tennessee's voter registration restriction law from going into effect.

The FBI used Oregon’s new “red flag” law to seize guns from a former Marine who allegedly threatened to “slaughter” Antifa demonstrators at the "Proud Boys" rally in Portland

Donald Trump’s attempt to reignite his feud with Fox News on Saturday morning backfired, when he accidentally called its widely watched primetime host Sean Hannity a “shoe.”

Blame everyone else leadership

The kind of analysis that foreign intel services must now be doing because of Trump’s security breach

Moscow mitch blocked Garland AND other judges. Betting he knew PUTIN was COMING. He then broke every rule to shovel in unqualified and RIGHT WING ideologues. As one of his minions blocks the right to see conman Trump's tainted taxes WE CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

This tribe believes they are the guardians of the Amazon rainforest and they are worried about its future. "In the forest there are many things, fruits, fish, animals and also our medicine. Our concern is that if the forest is gone, people will also end."

Hundreds of Russians rally to demand free election still ran the column. The shitty, bullying, self-aggrandizing column. What is going on over there?

Yesterday, a man was released after serving 35 years for robbing a bakery of $50. Today, 2 NYPD officers accused of raping an 18 y/o woman in their van & bribery will receive probation.

Y'all sent Martha Stewart to prison but won't even vote on Trump's impeachment. Da fuq?

If this is what I looked/sounded/presented like I wouldn’t tweet it. Trump is dissolving.

NEW: Brazil’s far-right nationalist leader Jair Bolsonaro called Trump last week to complain France, Canada and other G7 countries were unfairly hanging up on him over the Amazon rainforest fires. “Absolutely, we will be a voice for Brazil,” Trump replied.

How Brazil's nationalist leader Bolsonaro built a bond with Trump and won his support in Amazon fires dispute

Washington's latest move targets Chinese-made products like TVs and apparel that could cost the typical American consumer.

Now key sectors are fighting back, including farming, manufacturing, and retail, saying that the trade war is damaging their businesses, costing jobs and hurting their wallets.

Friday, August 30, 2019

The @WSJ opinion page mouthpiece for the fossil fuel industry manages to ignore Koch-funded massive apparatus dedicated to lying about climate change and protecting “right to pollute.”

Michael Flynn says he is not ready to be sentenced, U.S. says he is

“Shimkus is the 14th Republican to announce that he will not run next year...”

If you're working a 40-hour week (or less) and got a few bennies to go with, thank a union man or woman this Labor Day weekend. Tell em Uncle Stevie sent ya.

The National Zoo in D.C. could lose its pandas, on loan from China, as a result of Trump's trade war.

Trump defends tweeting sensitive photo of Iran launch site, said Friday he had the "absolute right" to release a detailed photo of the site of a failed satellite launch in Iran after experts suggested the picture contained sensitive information.

Hillary Clinton: "Some of my favorite Democrats, people like Kamala Harris, who is out there speaking up and speaking out, she is being attacked from the left. Enough."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to have misled the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his connections to foreign government-owned companies.

A company owned by the wife of Brad Parscale, Donald Trump's campaign manager, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Trump’s flagship political action committee, which is legally barred from coordinating with the campaign.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters - sources

Pro-Trump vloggers Diamond and Silk are sending out cease-and-desist notices to their critics, warning them not to publish the legal threats. So far, that hasn't worked.

Impossible to overstate how crazy this is. The National Sec. Adviser is supposed to be charged with overseeing policy formulation and implementation. But Bolton is cut out because his colleagues don’t trust him, and there’s now open squabbling. Madness.

President Trump tweeted an image showing the aftermath of an accident at an Iranian space facility. Experts say is almost certainly an image from a classified satellite or drone.

Trump shows little sign that he’s going to back down from new tariffs on more than $110 billion in Chinese imports set to take effect Sunday

Students at this Colorado charter school are being taught to fight back against school shooters. 12 yo's were trained to charge an armed gunman and pin him down with their body weight. This is what we've settled for. All so we can keep weapons of war

The picture in Trump’s Tweet, which appeared to be a snapshot of a physical copy of the satellite image, was included in a Friday intel briefing. "He’s not supposed to share it." “This will have global repercussions. The utter carelessness... So reckless.”

Officials in Virginia, Texas and North Carolina arrested 35 people in a multi-state drug bust and seized enough fentanyl to kill about 14 million people, the Justice Department says

Chinese chemical warfare

Trump’s former Fed pick admits his trade war is hurting the economy

"I don’t remember why I was in the nightclub Les Bains Douches that evening, but what happened there and afterward is a crystal-clear memory"

"Comey did not leak classified information. Period. Anything to the contrary, that you're hearing, is a lie." - Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi

NEW: Democrats call for full investigation of Justice Department’s deal with Jeffrey Epstein

Great Barrier Reef dies while Amazon and Arctic burn, and fossil fuel industry keeps up its remorseless lies and political obstruction. Do any of you have a damned conscience?

Trump suggests companies complaining about tariffs are badly run

Hackers took over the Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, on Friday and used the account to broadcast a string of racist messages and bomb threats

5 PM EDT: Here are the latest Key Messages for #Dorian. For more information see

Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was reportedly fired for gossiping about Ivanka, Tiffany

Trump's personal assistant fired after comments about Ivanka, Tiffany: Madeleine Westerhout was fired after allegedly telling reporters that Trump did not like being in pictures with his daughter Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight

It took someone at Fox a whole 4+ years to say the words "we don't work for you". Do I think Neil Cavuto believes that Fox isn't state run TV? No. Do I appreciate this 4 minute overview of what Trump has lied about JUST this week? Yes. Yes, I do

"Many of the same people who objected to [reporting on potential collusion and obstruction of justice] were happy to publicly convict James Comey of something he's now been cleared of. They did so using an unfounded allegation that's now proved baseless."

Trump retweets a pair of messages pressing for the U.S. to index capital gains to inflation

My mom has been a teacher for 30 years. Now, because of mass shootings, this is part of her back to school training: learning how to staunch a giant sucking bullet hole.

Reckless day trader deceives reckless day traders. Film at 11

Gatez cited @Comey's "leaks of classified correspondence" Tucker cited @Comey's "disclosure of classified information.” Lewandowski said "Comey has leaked classified information." Trump claimed it 10 times. IG now says there's "no evidence" of this.

There are more Trump associates under indictment/in prison than there were attendees Junior's event. Sad!

This was outside the Prime Minister’s residence and office on Downing Street, London. It should be us outside the White House

Joe Walsh: "Stuart, do you believe this president lies?" Fox Biz host Stuart Varney: "No." Walsh: "You don't believe he's ever lied?" Varney: "He exaggerates and spins." Walsh: "Okay, do you believe he's ever told the American people a lie?" Varney: "No."

Membership in labor unions in the U.S. may be on a long, downward slide, but the share of Americans who view unions favorably continues to increase.

This is what Hurricane Dorian looks like from space

This is literally a white nationalist rallying cry.

As "the campaign moves toward fall, the nation clearly wants a change. And for all the unknowns ahead, one thing can be said with near-certainty: Trump himself simply can’t change,"

Judge refuses to order temporary halt to Boris Johnson's plan to suspend UK Parliament, ahead of full hearing

JUST IN: Former UK prime minister John Major joins legal action to block Boris Johnson suspending parliament

Here are the 5 AM AST/EDT August 30 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian. A prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days is possible across parts of Florida early next week.

94-year-old former US Pres. Jimmy Carter, who underwent hip surgery last spring after a fall, is set to construct 21 homes alongside his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, as part of his role as a volunteer house builder with Habitat for Humanity.

The Office of Legal Counsel makes important law for the executive branch that is largely secret. @CREWcrew has filed FOIAs for these opinions many times and been consistently stonewalled. @CristianFarias is right--this lack of transparency is a problem.

Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Claims Democrats Plotting to 'Replace American Citizens With Illegals'

Hurricane #Dorian Advisory 24: Dorian Forecast to Become a Major Hurricane Later Today. Hurricane Watch Issued for the Northwestern Bahamas

Ukraine says it's near a prisoner swap to free filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and 24 sailors seized by Russia following a naval clash near Crimea

Lawmakers representing Flint, Michigan, want more time to bring charges against those responsible for the water crisis.

Following the European Court for Human Rights decision against the Russian government in the torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky, the Washington Post editorial board calls for the E.U. to join the US Canada and U.K. in passing a Magnitsky Act

The Hong Kong police briefing so far has been a warning: If protesters take part in unauthorized protests over the weekend, they will be punished

Hong Kong arrests three prominent activists in crackdown.

The Trump administration is planning to roll back rules on methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change. It's the 84th environmental rule to be targeted by President Trump. We're tracking them all here

A crowd of dozens turned out for the president's son and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

Surveillance video from the Denver County Jail provided by Diana Sanchez's lawyer shows the Colorado woman lying on a cell bed, crying out alone in a jail cell before she pulls off her underwear and gives birth to her son.

Trump deportation order like a death sentence for sick immigrants

Deportation threatens life of immigrant who helped FDA research

Ireland says no 'credible' proposals from UK on replacing Brexit backstop

Facing comeuppance over opioid crisis, drug makers look to settle

Trump faces heavy pushback on bid to open Tongass to logging

Trump aims to open vital U.S. forest to logging, drilling, mining

Two cameras outside Epstein’s cell malfunctioned. Now can we call it a coverup?

Trump's decision to cancel a planned trip to Poland to deal with a hurricane comes as a sharp blow to Poland's populist government, which had been counting on the visit for a boost ahead of October elections.

Coincidences take a heap of plannin’.

Shepard Smith: "Puerto Rico didn't receive $92 million and there's no new Wall".

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"His aides and friends say he found the president to be of limited cognitive ability, and of generally dubious character."

I'm voting for her.

A hit from a Category 4 hurricane means that "power outages will last for weeks to possibly months, and long-term water shortages will increase human suffering. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months."

The Trump administration purposefully let them go without vaccinations; this is exactly what they wanted to happen.

Tea Partier convicted for inventing gay prostitute scandal to cover up affair with Republican legislator


A conservative political commentator jailed last week for not paying $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife is accused of abusing his current wife and threatening "World War III" if she ever left him

Not one but two mugshots. We libs are really owned.

Looks like Jr drew the biggest crowd in the history of crowds. YUGE

The @PressSec said @Comey was “a proven liar and leaker,” & he “disgraced himself and his office to further a personal political agenda.” But the IG found no evidence Comey had lied or that politics had influenced his efforts

“When I was growing up, the NRA used to be just a gun safety and hunting organization," says Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. "Now it’s a dark money field, political organization, that does nothing more than drive us apart.”

We released this a while back and it is still a mystery. Trump says something to Justice Kennedy that shocks him. Something's up. (No sound)

Listen to how hard Trump struggles when reading this remarks and how many times he sniffs. That’s from the Adderall he snorted in preparation. P.S. he cancelled Poland trip cause Mar a Lago is in Hurricane’s path and that is where his blow is stashed.

“The NRA Used Funds to Settle a Sexual Harassment Claim Against a Top Official — And Then He Was Accused Again”

A majority of registered voters, 56%, say that climate change is an emergency. Voters think that the U.S. isn’t doing enough to address climate change, with 67% of voters saying more needs

Scoop: Trump has notified Poland that he won’t be able to make the trip, I’m told. POTUS to announce it publicly soon.

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) gets booed loudly - blames gun violence on single mothers

The billionaire founder of Chobani has a plan to solve the world’s growing refugee crisis: Give them jobs

Important to keep in mind how women can harm, humiliate, & denigrate other women/girls in overt and covert ways. Slavery and Jim Crow are powerful examples, but there are other examples... How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein

"What is going on here? He's not even pretending to do the job anymore... he's watching cable news and hate-tweeting... There's no adults in the room anymore." -

Why is Mitch McConnell freaking out about court-packing? Because he knows that's the only way to reverse his theft of the Supreme Court.

Cheeto Christ...Cheeto Christ...He's like if Jesus were pumpkin-spiced...— Randy Rainbow

Twitter won’t autoban neo-Nazis because the filters may ban GOP politicians

A U.S. intelligence report says the mysterious explosion off Russia's northern coast occurred during a recovery mission to salvage the Kremlin's nuclear-powered missile from the ocean floor

More evidence that Trump is manipulating the stock market

My opponent’s republican allies are trying to force me out of the mayor’s race by cutting off my wife’s health insurance during her pregnancy. This is a sad day for democracy. We are prepared to take legal action. Read our press release below.

Netanyahu REALLY didn't want Trump to meet with Zarif, by the power team of

Trump to Leslie Stahl, 2016: 'You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.'"

NEW: The statement from a @SecretService agent which @PressSec said she was relying upon in her decision to suspend @BrianKarem’s White House hard pass does not exist, attorneys from @TheJusticeDepartment now say.

Members of one Pennsylvania farm family say President Trump has lost their votes due to the trade war with China. @GaryTuchmanCNN reports

The president lied when he accused Comey of violating laws protecting classified information.


AP reports that a growing number of Midwest farmers are unhappy with Trump over waivers granted to oil refineries that have sharply reduced demand for corn-based ethanol. Farmer Randy Miller called it "our own country stabbing us in the back."

A retired Army officer is fighting to save his adopted daughter from deportation

Potential Trump Lawsuit Against Lawrence O’Donnell Could ‘Backfire’ by Making Deutsche Bank Docs Part of Discovery Without question, I stand by Lawrence O’Donnell. Trump’s bluffing. Discovery would doom his chances at re-election. Then Trump faces prison

BREAKING: After Committee inspections of #DHS immigration facilities found serious problems, #DHS abruptly blocked further staff visits.@RepCummings requests #DHS provide meaningful access to the identified #ICE and #CBP facilities.

We asked noted historians to write an essay on aspects of slavery that are misunderstood, poorly taught or not covered in American classrooms. Here’s what they wrote:

Securing our elections needs to be a priority heading into the 2020 elections — even many Republicans agree. So what have Mitch McConnell and his GOP Senate majority done? Nothing.

"If Trump’s promise of pardons was just a joke, it wasn’t very funny. And there is a danger that aides will take Trump’s commands literally and obey them."

FBI studies two broken cameras outside cell where Epstein died: source

A Kentucky high school principal who first came to fame in 2009 for banning books with "homosexual content" from his school is back in the news. But this time it’s because he was arrested on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Trump Leans Forward When He Stands & an Expert Says It's Because He Wears Shoe Lifts to Be Taller

JUST IN: US growth in second quarter revised down to 2 percent