Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dereliction of Duty,

As the Lake Fire continues to grow, I’m thinking of the families who've just lost their homes in the middle of a pandemic. It's unthinkable. Deeply grateful to everyone working tirelessly to prevent further losses. Remember: please heed evacuation warnings from local officials.

.@MSNBC: "When was the last time you had a conversation with the Secretary of Education?" Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers: "Not since I invited her to the schools in Ohio that day in April 2017."

The truth comes out. He's trying to steal the election by withholding funding from @USPS & obstructing vote by mail. This is a direct attack on the foundation of our democracy—free & fair elections. The American people decide elections. Not Donald Trump.

It is not an overstatement to say that Trump’s politically self-serving assault on the Postal Service is a threat to our national security.

Nancy Pelosi said I was “below the dignity of Congress” because I stated a fact about her I do not apologize for calling her a b**** That’s the nicest word I could think of when trying to describe her What’s below the dignity of Congress is her impeachment of @realDonaldTrump!

Opinion: Trump confesses to voter suppression

Michael Cohen has released the cover of his upcoming book, kick-starting the publicity campaign for his tell-all book promising graphic and unflattering details from his years working as President Trump's personal attorney and fixer

Joe Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate. "Let's institute a mask mandate, nationwide, starting immediately—and we will save lives."

Dear Unemployed: We want a vacation, so DROP DEAD. Sincerely, @SenateGOP

Thread: NEW: Sen. Ron JOHNSON told an interviewer this week that he expects his investigation "would certainly help Donald Trump win reelection." The Biden camp is crying foul.

NEW TODAY: A federal judge in Pennsylvania told the Trump campaign and the Republican Party that they must produce evidence they have of vote-by-mail fraud in the state by Friday. This is part of a lawsuit about postal voting in PA brought by the Trump campaign



Wouldn't it be funny if Trump suppressed his own vote?

You asked. We answered. Lincoln Masks. Get yours now:

The Senate has adjourned until September 8 without a coronavirus relief deal.

Reporter asks President Trump, "After three-and-a-half years, do you regret at all — all the lying you have done to the American people?" Trump gives no answer and calls on another reporter

Trump ignores this question: "After 3-and-a-half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you've done to the American people, all the dishonesties?"

Can you get a Nobel peace prize for killing your own people.

NEW: Florida sheriff who gave Jeffrey Epstein cushy work release gig rents lavish new office digs, and gets private jet on the taxpayer dime.

Massachusetts officials are encouraging residents to wear masks inside their homes.

"Excess death" rate for the current outbreak in New York City has quadrupled, according to a new analysis

BREAKING: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just responded to Trump calling her a poor student: "Let’s make a deal, Mr. President: You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.Loser has to fund the Post Office."

After five draft deferments Donald Trump has finally found a war he wants to fight - against the USPS! If he had served, he'd know veterans rely on the USPS for voting, medication, and employment. We take this VERY personally, and so should you. #TrumpYouLose

QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene is "crazier than a shithouse rat" and a racist according to @therickwilson. "And Trump’s Republican party is increasingly full of Marjorie Taylor Greenes." Yikes, that can't be good.

There’s no football. Grandparents can’t leave their home. Kids aren’t going to school. Trump has wrecked the American way of life.

Nikki Haley demands her popcorn, Herman Cain tweets lies from the dead, a QAnon terrorist is likely to join Congress, fucker Tucker Carlson mocks a woman of color’s name, Ted Cruz laughs at suffering Americans, Jeanine Pirro threatens Joe Biden’ life. A summary of MAGA in panic.

GOP normals to the nutball wing: Please cut out the crazy conspiracy shit.

Our Florida governor, making the perfectly normal comparison between kids going back to school and the SEAL mission to capture Bin Laden

Trump v. Putin: A vaccine manhood contest

Florida governor compares reopening schools during covid-19 to U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden - The Washington Post

At every turn, he focused not on the public health threat but on protecting his trade relationship with Xi.

Fox & Friends want NFL gladiators

NEW: A federal judge REJECTS Ghislaine Maxwell's latest bid to delay the unsealing process based on unspecified "critical new information." "As Ms. Maxwell knows, her ipse dixit does not provide compelling grounds for relief," Judge Preska wrote, using the Latin for her say-so.

A moment to behold. Q: What do you mean by an "invasion" in the suburbs if VP Joe Biden is elected? President Trump: "They're going to destroy suburbia. And 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities. They say 35 percent, but I like to cut it lower."

Jared Kushner is working with Kanye West, so that West’s run helps Trump. In other words, Trump is exploiting West’s mental illness to try and win an election. Anyone surprised?

A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history.

You can track political giving by state or zip code using our handy Get Local tool! Curious as to which candidates are getting the most from the people in your neighborhood? Follow the money here:

NEW: Sen. Kamala Harris is the only contender across both presidential tickets who enjoys a net positive favorability rating, new @ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.

I am not making this up. "Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too will the Martin County school system find a way to provide parents with the meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning."

Post offices nationwide are reporting that Trump’s Postmaster General has been removing mail sorting machines as he takes his mail-in voting sabotage to a new level.

“. . . All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic”: An Open Letter to Gen. Milley If the commander in chief attempts to ignore the election’s results, you will face a choice.

Disgusting and also completely wrong. Newsweek needs to print a retraction and an apology.

Trump on women, in 1992: "You have to treat 'em like shit."

Trump on Kamala Harris: "Nasty Woman." Trump on Hillary Clinton: "Nasty Woman." Trump on Nancy Pelosi: "Nasty Woman." Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell: "I wish her well.

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump are putting down opposing wagers on where the economy is headed and who voters will blame if it goes south

See this thread. A potentially significant moment in Belarus as the huge BelAz factory goes out on strike

A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a series of reports of contaminated imported food products

“We hear from some Republicans that re­quir­ing mask­ing or dis­tanc­ing in­fringes on in­di­vid­ual lib­erty. Well, sure. So do red lights and speed lim­its—which, like masks, save lives. It’s no ex­ag­ger­a­tion; the anti-maskers are killing peo­ple.”

Portugal's' Pride Devin Nunes

Under Trump, the GOP has become a party of white nationalists and conspiracy-mongers. The Republican Party isn’t just catering to extremists — it’s led by one. By contrast, the Biden-Harris ticket is as mainstream & moderate as you can get.

So, let me get this straight. You think the Biden candidacy is going to be nuts and you're saying this FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE SINCE YOU DIED TWO WEEKS AGO

Meanwhile in Russia. A picture is worth a thousand words. Spoiler: they're not happy.

Seven months and over 5 million cases of coronavirus later, and the Trump administration still doesn’t have an adequate national testing strategy. That’s why we need @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris in the White House.

I’m going to keep screaming this: Democrats cannot stop voter suppression by the Post Office without the consent of @realDonaldTrump. That means we need to immediately start educating voters to overcome obstacles: Request your mail in ballot early. Sign the envelope. Vote early.

#TrumpKillsUSPS is trendin’ at #4. You know what to do!

n #Belarus, the state TV is showing visibly terrified detained protesters. They were probably beaten up before their public promises to no longer take part in anti-Lukashenka #protests. This is happening in #Europe in 2020. Just terrible.

Trump is telling everyone he will stop putting money in the social security trust fund if he wins. So, tell your parents and grandparents. Thank you.

1. If she’s talking about mental acuity, this is projection at its finest. 2. If she’s not, she should be taken off the air for inciting violence.

I am sure the Russian “vaccine” againist COVID is as safe as Russian state-organized doping machine which made Russia a sports shithole country everybody laughts at.

Five Indian ministers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key aide have contracted the coronavirus

Looks like communism is quite profitable for some communist party members.

Three top leaders of China’s Communist Party have relatives who own assets in Hong Kong, including more than $51 million in luxury real estate, a NYT investigation shows.

“The [#Hongkong NS] law could protect the families of the party’s leaders by stopping the protests that wreaked havoc on the economy, or leave them vulnerable by driving down business confidence in the territory. It could also expose them to sanctions.”

Luxury Homes Tie Chinese Communist Elite to Hong Kong’s Fate


The adults have entered the chat.

Trump on the Post Office: "They don't have the money to do the mail in voting. Are they gonna do it even if they don't have the money?" Trump says that without the Postal Service money that he's blocking, the election will be "greatest fraud in history."

A major antibody study found 3.4 million people in England, 6% of the population, had Covid-19

It still is freaking me out that he looks up at the same time

Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor’s family

On security risks from Chinese aps, @FSIStanford @alexstamos says "TikTok isn't even in my top 10,"

Helping hands: In the absence of the state, Lebanese have opened their homes to relatives, friends and neighbors after last week's explosion in Beirut. Armed with helmets and brooms, young volunteers have taken charge of the clean-up.

I was so proud to stand with @JoeBiden earlier today as our party's nominee for Vice President, and I do so mindful of all the heroic and ambitious women before me whose sacrifice, determination, and resilience makes my presence here even possible.

Germany recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases in more than three months, with daily infections staying above 1,000 for three straight days

A nervous Mike Pence tells Hannity “it’s on”

No plan for COVID, but a plan for showerheads.

EXCLUSIVE: Putin releases first known photo of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine for COVID-19

Mnuchin’s latest overture to Pelosi goes nowhere and relief talks stall again

On August 11, #NATO's air surveillance and control system detected sustained air activity in international airspace over the Black Sea. Allied fighters from Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria demonstrated readiness and vigilance safeguading Allied skies.

“I don’t think #COVID has made any difference to our posture here [...] NATO has been able to keep its forward presence ready to go if required.”

I'm sorry, but Pompeo is the Secretary of State, not the EAS Asst Secy. The US has global interests & should support universal values. Thousands of people have been beaten and arrested in neighboring Belarus. To not say a word is tone death & bad policy. Not one damn word.

Mark Diamondstein, the President of the American Postal Workers Union, warns that the Postal Service is under attack and being sabotaged by Trump.

Child porn found in documents Alex Jones sent to lawyers of Sandy Hook families, court filing says

Postal worker: ‘We do have the capacity to handle the election mail and we’re prepared to do that’

Rice: Overwhelming vote needed to end Trump threat to democracy

Biden campaign vetting of Kamala Harris 'incredibly thorough'

Trump postmaster downgrading of political mail draws scorn

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

NEW VIDEO: 📺Trump is workin' hard to keep our votes from countin'. It's never been more important to learn all you can about absentee and mail-in votin', includin' deadlines to request ballots and the location of your local drop-boxes. Vote smart!

OMFG. Going from a Kamala speech to the #trumpPressBriefing slurring slobbering gibberish.

The U.S. Energy Department has proposed easing water efficiency requirements for shower heads following multiple complaints from Trump about how low water flow is impeding his ability to properly wash his hair.

Financial disclosures reveal the postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say

Pool report: "Biden said in the last 24 hours 'we raised $26 million. 150,000 -150,000!- of you first time contributors. It's really palpable, the excitement.'"

State Department did not consider civilian casualties when sending arms to the Middle East, report finds An unredacted version of the report also raises questions over how much of an emergency existed.


The news is worse for people over 62

Kamala Harris: "This is what happens when we elect a guy who just isn't up for the job. Our country ends up in tatters and so does our reputation around the world."

Beau Biden died at age 46 from glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain cancer. For over a decade I have been fighting for Burn Pit legislation to help veterans like myself and Beau. I'm proud to stand with @joebiden as he fights for us

Dr. Fauci says he has serious doubts that Russia's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. "I hope that the Russians have actually, definitively proven that the vaccine is safe and effective," Fauci said. "I seriously doubt that they've done that."

Which Senate seats are in play in 2020? Here are the top 14 Senate races most likely to flip parties in November.

Joe Biden: "On January 20th, 2021, we're all going to watch Senator Harris raise her right hand and swear the oath of office as the first woman ever to serve in the second highest office in America...and then we're going to get to work."

Opinion: Republicans are becoming the QAnon Party

If Pompeo can call out Russia on #BountyGate, there is no reason Donald Trump can't. Day 47.

Reminder that Republicans have controlled the White House and Senate for almost four years now. If Donald Trump actually wanted to lower drug prices he would have done so already.

The petty purge of expertise: This Billionaire Governor Keeps Firing Top Officials When He Has a Crisis

not big fans of science

Charlottesville was 3 years ago.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Your Executive Order on evictions doesn’t do anything. Your EO on unemployment cuts the benefit in half. Your other EO slashes funds to Social Security. Instead of harmful EOs, you should take this pandemic seriously and work with Congress.

Kanye West and Jared Kushner recently met privately, The New York Times reports

Rudy Giuliani’s daughter announces her support for Biden/Harris

Heather Heyer (May 29, 1985 - August 12, 2017

A Georgia school district that opened amid controversy and rising caseloads has had to quarantine 925 students and staff members after a week and a half.

Despite Texas recently experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, FC Dallas will host the first US major league sports game with fans in attendance since the start of the pandemic

In more than a dozen tweets directed at different states, Trump takes credit, personally, for federal grants made through a DOT program that long predates him.

Imagine being Alex Jones and this is the life you’re living. Yelling through a bullhorn at disinterested teenagers.

Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris "not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say"

An inaccurate #2020Census will result in flawed congressional apportionment and incorrect federal funding for a decade. That's why the administration needs to reverse its decision to end census field operations early. Cutting the bureau’s time will result in an inaccurate count.

A doctor who lies on Fox News about the coronavirus has been informally advising Trump for weeks on the coronavirus.

Now that two exhaustive reviews have found that the FBI's FISA requests in the Russia investigation were on the level, I'm sure we'll be hearing apologies today from Trump, Barr, and Fox News hosts.

Donald Trump didn’t expect Joe Biden to pick Kamala Harris as his running mate. “He thought Biden would choose Karen Bass.”

On September 27 and 28 @Showtime is going to air a two-night limited series called The Comey Rule starring more than a dozen Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe winning actors. I have seen it and I believe it will have an impact on the 2020 election.

No wonder Trump was tweeting about Bill Maher this morning!

‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

BREAKING: US pays $1.5 billion to Moderna for 100 million doses of vaccine. When buying unproven drugs, why are we not requiring us to get our money back if they don’t work? Particularly since taxpayers paid for the research.

Of the great array of women leaders considered for Vice President, many would do no harm; many could be President. To have those attributes combined with @JoeBiden’s comfort level makes @KamalaHarris the best possible person he could have chosen to serve the American people. –NP

Jared Kushner met privately last weekend with Kanye West.

Several members of the Ohio Republican Party were just charged under the RICO statutes, criminal charges normally reserved for Mob bosses.

An unredacted version of the inspector general report on the State Department's approval of arms sales to Middle Eastern countries raised questions about Mike Pompeo's assertions that an emergency situation existed, allowing him to greenlight the sales.

Perhaps you recall the Trump slogan to the Native Nations: Here, Have A Blanket

What is the campaign strategy behind a tweet like this?

McConnell is holding relief funds hostage — demanding Congress take away your right to hold businesses accountable for causing harm. We've teamed up with a coalition of civil rights, labor and worker rights groups to oppose the plan. This fight is too important not to win.

Pretty sure we can put the "Joe Biden is senile" talking point to rest now, thanks. Trump has been unfit for 4 years and MAGA eats it up with a pewter spoon.

‘This Is All Beyond Stupid.’ Experts Worry About Russia’s Rushed Vaccine

Laura Ingraham says it's "racism" for Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate

He he he

Coronavirus infections in the U.S. exceed 5.1 million, while the death toll stood at more than 164,500; deaths world-wide topped 741,000

Louie Gohmert may no longer be the dumbest member of Congress

Before lining up to take Russia's vaccine, read the fine print

Trump's campaign is inadvertently funding Chinese state media outlets and entities tied to the Kremlin through automated ads on YouTube, a study finds

"If she ever has to be president of the United States, you can sleep like a baby," the CNN commentator said.

Opinion: Putin is reckless because we allow him to be

At every turn, he focused not on the public health threat but on protecting his trade relationship with Xi.

Breaking News: Russia names its vaccine "Sputnik V." Filipinos: Nah, Russia should name their vaccine "Putin C" and China should name theirs "Vitamin Xi" The rest of the world:

In just a matter of weeks since China imposed the security law on the former British colony, Hong Kong’s hard-won international legal credibility is swiftly crumbling. More:

JUST POSTED: The Chinese Communist Party elite have a huge financial stake in Hong Kong. Relatives of 3 of the top 4 CCP leaders have luxury real estate there worth at least $51m (actually worth far more), a NYT investigation shows.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow, arrested under a new security law, hailed as the 'real Mulan' by her supporters

SCANDAL: Pompeo *faked an emergency* to avoid Congressional review on 22 arms transfers of $8.1 billion to the Bonesaw Mafia, UAE, and Jordan

"This is no longer a debate": Florida sheriff bans deputies, visitors from wearing masks

Remember when Epstein and Trump moved to the same private wealth division of Deutsche Bank in 2012-2013? The one with a $3 billion relationship to Russia? We now know Epstein was laundering through it. Trump bought multiple golf courses after that—all cash. What was he doing?

This is some fucked up shit right here

Buckle up, Mike Pence

The Iowa Postal Workers Union president on the Trump-donor-turned Postmaster General: "His policies, although they've only been in place for a few weeks, are now affecting the way that we do business and not allowing us to deliver every piece every day."