Saturday, May 30, 2020

Yep. We're "well" above 100,000 dead and "well" above 40 million unemployed.

Apparently, I'm not only living rent-free in the President's head, but it's furnished and comes with a mini-bar.

Without evidence, Trump blames rioting in Minneapolis and other on "antifa and other radical left-wing groups." "My administration will stop mob violence, and we will stop it cold," he adds.

Cue Barr with the Marshall Law proclamation and kiss your democracy goodbye.

Kamala Harris is outside the White House with protesters.

Joe Biden’s choice for VP is arguably the biggest decision of his campaign. Listen to what @therickwilson and @mollyjongfast have to say about in this week's episode of the "The New Abnormal" pod

Hong Kong’s government said actions threatened by President Trump are “unjustified” and that China is within its “legitimate rights” to pursue new national security laws

Trump’s policies have enabled police violence against black Americans. With pardons, abdication of oversight, harsh rhetoric, & executive orders, Trump & his administration have been encouraging violent policing since Trump took office.

Breaking via NBC: The FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday. The decision came from high levels of the Justice Dept. His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism by Fox News for his role in the investigation of Michael Flynn.

Coral Gables, Fla.

Catholic priests protesting Floyd killing, Trump, outside blocked-off White House today

First: These are clearly NOT “undercover cops.“ Their shields are in full view or they’re working amongst uniformed LEO’s. Second: NYPD uses a “color of the day“ system to ID plain clothes LEOs 365 days a year. Below is the type fact-free hysteria that isn’t helpful...

Thousands are marching through downtown Toronto in response to the death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who fell from a 24th floor balcony this week. Her family say that the police may have played a role in her death.

Library of Presidential quotes from this busted down mob front is...

You can hear my voice on the new episode of @NPRCodeSwitch, reading a column that I wrote five years ago about the videos that show us black death, over and over again, and speaking a bit about how little has changed in America. Please give it a listen.

Wow. I wasn't expecting this. Look who is now giving legal counsel to the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.

Shut your fucking mouth, Adolph Hitler.... you are a disease that has to be disinfected...your total lack of leadership is the reason for the violent portion of otherwise peaceful protests....YOUR KNEE IS ON THE NECK OF AMERICA!!!But America’s 2020 vote will crush you!

"Run to the polls and vote like you've never voted before." ~ John Lewis just now

Minnesota gov. hints that white supremacists, drug cartels could be part of widespread chaos

Bill Barr protecting white supremacist domestic terrorists. What does that make him? You already know.

Peaceful protest happening now at Dallas City Hall

Sweetie, you’re looking the wrong way. The sky is UP.

For all those folks who consider themselves to be decent, hardworking Republicans, this is who you’re standing up with when you support @realDonaldTrump. We’ve come to a time for choosing. Are you with Trump and these hateful people or are you with America?

We have liftoff. History is made as @NASA_Astronauts launch from @NASAKennedy for the first time in nine years on the @SpaceX Crew Dragon

Main engine cutoff ☑️ Second stage separation ☑️@AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug are heading into orbit

My latest: Twitter Boss Finds the Balls to Call Out Trump’s Race War Tweet—But This Is Just the Beginning

Since people are talking about Selma & Bloody Sunday today, remember that cops, fascists, & the media even blamed those protests on outside agitators & communists.

Straight out of the totalitarian playbook. Without evidence, serving your political agenda, declare your enemies criminal, and turn the power of the federal government against them. Bill Barr's Department of Injustice gets more dangerous by the day.

These aren't people from Minneapolis doing the damage. Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

The Secret Service has released a statement saying the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the US Park Service Police were on the scene at the White House protests last night, which means that Trump's claims that they weren't are false.

Which is why they're hosting a MAGA party at the White House tonight.

Because AG Barr's people intervened. And Trump owns Barr and the Justice Department.

Complete with helicopter/fan background noise

An ARMY of volunteers in Minneapolis helping neighbors clean up business damage. “Bring a broom” they were told. What a sight.

AG BARR: We have learned that suspects from out of state, who just coincidentally fit the description of President Trump’s tweet accusations, are stirring trouble and we plan on dealing with them. That’s my update. No questions.

A military cargo just flew overhead headed toward #Minneapolis A rare sight around here.

Bill Barr on TV now saying the violence and rioting is coming from “far-left,” “Antifa" without any evidence. No evidence, took no questions. But in fact MN govt officials are saying it is white supremacist and right-wing groups, per their investigations, evidence.

Barr claiming the outside agitators are far left groups and Antifa. Nothing about white supremacists or right wing militia groups.

Bill Barr live just now blaming Antifa and “Antifa-like” far left extremist movements for the violence. Unbelievable. What about the MAGA people President Trump called upon to go out last night??

Bill Barr live just now blaming Antifa and “Antifa-like” far left extremist movements for the violence. Unbelievable. What about the MAGA people President Trump called upon to go out last night??
— Jennifer Rodgers (@JenGRodgers) May 30, 2020

Guess who was afraid to shake hands — despite his claim that COVID-19 was a “Democratic hoax.”

We are one nation. One nation in need of justice and healing. I don’t expect this “president” to understand that. But I do expect him to stop stoking the fires of racism and constrain his apparent zeal for bloodshed. And if cannot, he can do the nation a service, and shut up.

My team will be at the #DallasProtests today to support the community & provide masks to those who need it. These issues are too important to not speak out on, but we must do so while maintaining the health and safety of ourselves and our community.

As violence erupts in parts of Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, Detroit, Louisville, Portland, Washington, DC, and elsewhere. never forget President Donald Trump retains sole and absolute authority over the most destructive and indiscriminate form of violence ever created.

At this time, we want to elevate the voices of the black veterans we know. Please watch and share these thoughts from @timb_berry.

As riots in Minneapolis continue, a center for low-income housing put out a call asking for food donations. This is how people responded. There was so much food it became a distribution center for anyone — at all — who needed it. Humanity

This isn’t ANTIFA as foxnews would want you to believe. This is the militias, the 3%ers, and proud boys. They plan for this and wait for this.

This is what I'm talking about. A bunch of white people destroying property while a black organizer (wait for it) PLEADS with them to stop. THIS IS NOT ALLYSHIP

As with World War 2, if you were not against the Nazis and for the Allies, then you were either a Nazi or the Nazis eventually came for you. If you're not against Trump and the GOP and you're not for Joe Biden, then you are either a Nazi or Trump and the GOP will come for you.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, Columbus City Council President Hardin pepper-sprayed during protest

FFS: Trump "MAGA loves the black people."

Stunning display of leadership from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms -- absolutely stunning. Trust me -- this is worth setting aside a couple of minutes to watch:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says the violent demonstrations in Atlanta are “disgracing the life of George Floyd”: “When you burn down this city, you’re burning down our community. If you want change in America, go and register to vote.”

The racist snuffleupagus is rage tweeting. It’s kind of obvious now @realDonaldTrump wants as many protestors killed. He is intentionally blowing a dog -blow horn (we’ve sailed past dog-whistle) He’s not a leader He presents an actual clear & present danger to all of us

Governor Cuomo says he’s asked AG James to review the actions and procedures used last night in Brooklyn

.JUST IN: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces he is authorizing "full mobilization" of the state's National Guard. Walz calls it "an action that has never been taken in the 164 year history of the Minnesota National Guard."

We’ve seen this in South Africa before. Beware of agitators and instigators who use legitimate protests to ignite chaos between protestors and police.

NYPD officer just called a female protester a “stupid fucking bitch” and threw her to the ground


“I didn’t know what to think when he started hitting me. I swear he was hitting me with the gun,” Ira Toles recalls the time Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, shot him at close range, leaving a permanent hole in his

This is @zayer_dounya, the woman who was thrown to the ground by a police officer in Brooklyn last night who has posted, "Stop making excuses for the police. They are supposed to be protecting us. Not hurting us."

The Real Looters

BREAKING: Partygoer at Lake of the Ozarks pool party tests positive for COVID-19, potentially exposing hundreds.

They are the enemy of justice, equality, and decency.

Trump stands with DeVos, vetoes measure to overturn her controversial student loan forgiveness rule

This is worth retweeting! A line of white people forming a wall between black protesters and police...

Hmmm. Seems like a timely reminder by the Australian Defence Minister that the Australian military has a high degree of interoperability with the US military. Messaging level, 9.5 on the don't fuqq with us scale

Wonder where they got the idea that this was alright??

This is the America Putin hoped for when he backed Trump

Trump trolls are working hard to blame the riots on…wait for it…George Soros and the Dems.

Protesters chase a Fox camera crew out of Lafayette park

Newly unemployed and frontline food workers are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Nationwide, efforts are underway to encourage and provide mental health support.

All three Fox News primetime hosts have attacked President Obama tonight for worsening U.S. race relations during his tenure.

Remind me, @Jim_Jordan — exactly how many boys did you allow to be sexually abused under your watch?

Newly Released Transcripts Show Michael Flynn Betrayed the United States

Important to show the many, many respectful protestors. So proud of these young adults.

Can we take a moment and appreciate these historic photos.

China's 'nervous' Xi risks new Cold War, last Hong Kong governor says

"The country has been rocked by several viral videos depicting extrajudicial executions of black ethnic minorities by state security forces." In Opinions, @KarenAttiah describes how Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country

#TrumpHasNoPlan for #coronavirus but the #WHO does. This guy isn't fit to lead water down a drain let alone the US!

Russia attacked Ukraine 13 times yesterday, May 29, including bombardments with 120mm & 82mm mortars. The worst violence by the Russian invaders was inflicted on Ukrainian defenders in the Svitlodarsk Bulge and outside occupied Horlivka. 1 UA soldier WIA.

YES @Eleven_Films kicks ass AGAIN

Fox News panel right now talking about Harsher Tactics to take cities back from “outside agitators.”

At 0:35 they point their guns at my building. At 0:45 one of them fires. All of us residents have been hanging out our windows watching what has been happening. No one has thrown anything down, so I don’t know what prompted this.

Louisville police shot rubber bullets directly at the crowd, including the press last night- Local reporter @KaitlinRustWAVE and photographer @jbtcardfan were hit live on air during the protests in Louisville last night

As protests over the death of Breonna Taylor took over downtown Louisville for a second night, officials blamed much of the ensuing vandalism on "out-of-towners."

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Protestors last night in Richmond, VA

It’s almost like, I don’t know, Americans been told several times a week for 3.5 years that reporters are the enemies of the people.

Trump shares tweet mocking attack on CNN headquarters

"Let my building burn": Minneapolis restaurateur prioritizes justice for George Floyd, while others bemoan the damage

It’s not just Minneapolis, we are now seeing protests in cities across the country over the death of George Floyd. This is in Atlanta as some smash the glass at our downtown CNN headquarters

SCOTUS rules that the First Amendment permits California to treat church gatherings during pandemic the way it treats secular lectures and concerts rather than grocery stores and pharmacies. I’m relieved that Roberts voted with 5-4 majority but saddened that there were 4 dissents

Moment of silence for #GeorgeFloyd

I hope @JoeBiden’s Presidency is boring AF...

Trump. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” He is disgraceful. A vigilante. A shameful person. — Barry R McCaffrey

Mark Fuhrman? @FoxNews are you serious??? — O.J. Simpson

I was pepper sprayed and handcuffed tonight along with @YourFavoriteASW. We came in solidarity and to keep the peace. We are still processing what happened. — Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie

stop normalizing the Trumps

Welcome to facial recognition paradise, idiots attacking CNN with no masks on.

NEW: It is the position of NYC bus drivers that they will not be used to transport arrested protesters "It is in solidarity with Minneapolis' bus drivers."

What you're seeing live on CNN is vandalism in the lobby of CNN Center in Atlanta. So disturbing to see. FYI: Our control rooms and newsroom employees are several floors and locked doors away. The coverage continues, no matter what.

BREAKING: Trump announced the U.S. is officially leaving the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic. WHO is currently coordinating international vaccine and drug trials to fight #Covid19

NYPD hitting a protestor with a car door in BK. Wow it’s almost like this isn’t really about protecting the public.

I will walk through rings of fire, barefoot on broken glass, sick with COVID-19 to help vote this lunatic Trump out if I have to.

Support from the #Amish community in Minneapolis

The DHS Inspector General Claimed to Have a Philosophy PhD. He Doesn’t. As Trump fires agency watchdogs, one of his most important appointees has exaggerated his credentials.

Now would be a good time to give Colin Kaepernick his job back.

Talking to the Dallas police

Maybe @TedCruz can specify how much PAC money went to Cambridge Analytica in addition to his president campaign's outlay in 2016. Also, how much work did Giuliani do for the PAC? Which candidates?

He is threatening to have our MILITARY "assume control" of a U.S. city and start shooting our citizens. This is his trial balloon for his hoped for fascist takeover after elections in November.

This is where a white guy in cop gear was.

Every person across the country must speak out and condemn the call for violence against American citizens by the President of the United States earlier today. We have to stand together against this dangerous attempt to divide us.

The United States of America has no Preside

If George Floyd had underlying heart disease and hypertension, and if he was on a respiratory depressant drug, that would simply make him more vulnerable to a lack of air due to a knee to the neck. Hypoxic cardiac arrest would be especially more likely to happen in that scenario.

LIVE in front of the White House

This is 4 hrs old.

Covid-19 is the just the tip of the iceberg, a renowned virologist in China warns

WATCH: A gang war is being waged to control a portion of Europe's cocaine market. The conflict started between two Montenegrin clans, but has since pulled in other Balkan crime groups — and even, allegedly, some police officers

The racist violence that killed George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor is not new in America. And what's captured on video represents only a fraction of the violence that Black Americans experience, some of it while in police custody.

State Department officials are increasingly uneasy with their new acting inspector general, fearing he has conflicts of interest that could lead him to derail ongoing investigations—including ones into Mike Pompeo—while endangering cooperating witnesses

Update: Got her permission with a fuck yeah. The cop pushed her so hard at Barclays & she flung back. She is tiny. Now she’s in the ER after a serious seizure. I’m waiting for updates but have to wait outside because of COVID-19. Please keep my protest sister in your thoughts.

Atlanta has deployed a child militia at Lenox Mall fitted with riot shields and batons. What the actual fuck is going on?

Trump’s non-acknowledgement of the Minnesota situation today sent a clear signal to communities of color that they have no place in his America. He might as well have dowsed our big cities with gas and lit a match. This is Trump’s hellscape.

Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth when it comes to the identities of mega-viral accounts

Don't forget... Flynn wasn't the only one illegally meeting with the known spy Kisliak ... #JeffSessions illegally met with him too and tried to hide it by not using his Senate expense account.

Real protest is peaceful. Then agitators arrive and throw bottles to make sure it becomes not peaceful. This isn’t hard.

Eric Trump's wife's brother just got named the deputy chief of staff at NASA

U.S., Britain raise Hong Kong at U.N. Security Council, angering China

Trump is burning the country to the ground on his way out the door

Opinion: The killing of George Floyd underscores why we need a police culture of peer intervention

Biden with zero fucks left over Trump's not-so-subtle racist dog whistling

Cities are burning, America is in pain, there is systematic racism that is literally allowing cops to kill black & brown men in broad daylight and Fox News has the audacity to bring on disgraced, racist cop Mark Fuhrman as an “expert”. OUTFINGRAGEOUS.

On Fox (Faux) News: Karl Rove reacts to Trump's China remarks: *Warning that China is “not our enemy, but our rival, & Trump needs to act accordingly.”

In the tragedy of George Floyd’s death, there is a hero

U.S. sends troops to Colombia to fight booming cocaine trade

U.S. high court rejects church challenges to state pandemic rules

These transcripts CONFIRM pretty much everything Mueller accused Flynn of doing, and they DEBUNK much of what Trump has said about Flynn. The transcripts corroborate Flynn's guilty plea and further prove that he lied to the FBI about his Russian calls

Flynn was so horny to kill 'radical' Muslims that he turned to the guys that just attacked America for help. And the Russians knew they had an eager ally at the highest levels of American power. That's what the transcript shows.

BREAKING: Supreme Court, splitting 5-4, rejects challenge from California church to public gathering restrictions. Roberts joined the liberal justices to form a majority.

Stern letter from Inspector General Mary Cagle on Ethics report on 2018 trip to Hong Kong by @MayorGimenez . Cites secret Genting meetings that led up to recent $770M lone-bid monorail proposal & wiping of data from burner phones that were the subject of Herald records request

A photo by @JulioCortez_AP of a protester carrying a U.S. flag is an indelible image of the protests flaring in the Twin Cities after the death of a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck.

Historian on White House response to COVID: "Clearly, they have not told the truth"

"We will vote you out in November," Taylor Swift writes.

What would you say If this were another country? If Chinese police did this to reporters in Hong Kong? This is the second time in 24 hours that police are acting with force against reporters. It’s un-American.

Hong Kong officials lash out at Trump plan to strip city of special status