Monday, June 1, 2020

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.” Matthew 6:5

The Kremlin’s wish list is on the verge of being fulfilled, as the perfect storm of the coronavirus pandemic, economic turmoil & civil unrest has been unleashed upon the United States. Russian lawmaker on state TV rejoiced: “This is an excellent situation”

Of course. In a moment of crisis, who did Trump call?

In the Rose Garden, Trump says he is an “ally of all peaceful protestors” as the world watched peaceful protestors being tear gassed outside of the WH gates.

Trump is now standing outside St. John's holding up a bible: "We have a great country. That's my thoughts. ... It's coming back. It's coming back strong. It'll be greater than ever before."

21,287 new Coronavirus cases

In this moment, the very soul of America is at stake. We must commit, as a nation, to pursue justice with every ounce of our being. We have to finally make real the American promise: That all men and women are not only equal at creation, but throughout their lives.

Police outside the WH just repeatedly bashed a cameraman as they pushed back protestors - just now on @ABC7News

BREAKING NEWS: By filing a third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin that a judge is likely to dismiss, the county prosecutor in Minnesota is setting the stage for a miscarriage of justice. Here’s why

Protesters were aggressively cleared from areas outside the White House so Trump could safely make this walk over to St. John's church

And then Trump mentions 2nd Ammendment rights from the Rose Garden.

How is beating a cameraman appropriate policing?

This speech is horrifying.. he is hoping for martial law

Watching a President of the United States trying to spark a civil war. Praying that millions of people are too committed to justice and peace to take this obvious bait.

Oh my ducking God this speech has everything from the Lil Fascist Handbook

This is a complete failure of @realDonaldTrump just like with #COVID19

Military trucks with soldiers have moved in place to protect the White House. I worked in the White House, and I’ve never seen anything like this. This does not look like America. This looks like a scene from Tiananmen Square in China in 1989.

The area outside the White House looks like a warzone right now

JUST IN: National Guard troops deployed near the White House, hours after Pres. Trump said he wanted a military show of force against protests gripping the nation

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad has been fired

All the protesters have to do to win is to observe the curfew and go home. The officer is under arrest. Trump is defeated and in hiding. The governors are appalled at him. But every day this goes on is a day that potentially breaks in Trump’s favor. /1

The only reason the idiot will be out in front of the peaceful protestors is to try to goad the protestors into throwing objects so the military can fire on them... Trust me, this is a Trump move of provocation Speech at 6:30 pm and curfew begins at 7:00?

Most important line in Judge Sullivan’s brief to DC Cir in Flynn case: “This is a court of review, not of first view.” In other words, Judge Sullivan hasn’t even ruled yet and Flynn is already asking appeals court to reverse him!

This makes me so uneasy. And Trump just tweeted a heads up about his now-6:30 "brief" remarks. We're going to be very disturbed soon. Again.

George Will: “There is no such thing as rock bottom for Trump. Assume the worst is yet to come.”

He’s just standing there with hands in his pockets.

Wow — Attorney General Bill Barr is down in Lafayette Square in front of the protesters.

AG Bill Barr told governors today law enforcement response to violent protests won't work “unless we dominate the streets.” In DC, expect FBI tactical teams, BOP riot teams, Marshals, DEA, USSS, USPP & more. Full DC National Guard will also be out & armed.

TRUMP will likely give a statement in Rose Garden tonight — as protests spread in the United States over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police. White House complex has already emptied out; management asked staff to leave by 4p. Protesters amassed nearby.

Turnin' the military against his own citizens? What could go wrong?

Delete this tweet. Unless you are calling for extrajudicial killings of American citizens on American soil.

Of course they did.

Opinion: Trump’s failures of leadership keep compounding

Two days after Floyd's death, "a white supremacist extremist Telegram channel incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo'—a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War—by shooting in a crowd."

Judge Sullivan just said Bill Barr is full of BS.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, choked up while condemning President Trump’s call for governors to “dominate” peaceful protesters nationwide

Biden meets with Black leaders at local church amid unrest

BREAKING: there is now enough opposition from nations in the G7 to block Russia from rejoining it.

Here is transcript of a testy exchange between the president and @GovPritzker of Illinois, per person on call.

NEW: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker went out on a political limb Monday, blasting President Donald Trump's handling of the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that the police officers involved along with National Guard personnel in the shooting of David McAtee had not activated their body cameras during the incident.

There was a time when the United States could drive the agenda of the G7. Now Canada and the UK - rightly - have vetoed this stupid idea about #Russia. More evidence of our decline as a superpower

This is a very, very bad idea. Bureau of Prisons riot teams are trained to deal with disturbances created by convicted criminals in prison facilities, not with protesters on the streets of our cities. These are worlds apart.

Reign it in there Captian Coors Light, I highly doubt your porky ass will be able to hunt anyone down.

Thread: As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, I’ve heard many ask how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. - Barack Obama

Facebook employees plan to stage a virtual walkout over Zuckerberg's inaction on Trump posts

Houston Police Chief @ArtAcevedo: “Let me just say this to the President of the United States, on behalf of the police chiefs of this country: please, if you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut.”

BREAKING: Judge Sullivan responds to Flynn's petition to the D.C. Circuit--to force the judge to grant DOJ's motion to dismiss--arguing the case should follow the normal judicial process and that "adversarial presentation of the issues leads to better decisions."

“OK, first: Fuck you, Tucker" John Oliver said about the Fox News host

Facebook employees plan to stage a virtual walkout over Zuckerberg's inaction on Trump posts

FULL AUDIO from ⁦@washingtonpost⁩. Listen and share. In a time of racial unrest, President Trump shares his plans for the nation, with details on how he wants to use the military, police, and Justice Department

George Floyd's brother at the site of his death: "Let's do this another way. Let's stop thinking that our voice don't matter and vote. Not just

WATCH: Full speech by George Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, at site of George Floyd's death.

It’s been one week since George Floyd was murdered and the other three officers involved still have not been held accountable. — Kamala Harris

After another night of unrest in America, I’m hosting a virtual roundtable with mayors from across the country to discuss where we go from here. Tune in: — Joe Biden

The Russian government lives for these kinds of opportunities to mock the US. A reminder that their govt’s technique is to wait for reporters to not be performing their duties, and then throw them out windows.

This article is more than 1 year old Steve Bannon is on a far-right mission to radicalise Europe

For a sub, Trump uses the word "domination" a lot. I wonder if his safeword is "Vladimir."

A young black protester was shot dead outside a bar in Omaha as unrest across the nation engulfed the Nebraska city—and the white bar owner was reportedly in custody

"Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said the panel would conduct oversight and consider legislation in the coming weeks to address 'racial profiling, excessive force by law enforcement and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve.'"

Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their boss on social media in a rare display of dissent from within the company. Good for them.

Starting now, the IRS will cease to collect information from political nonprofits that is needed for the government to discover and investigate possible campaign finance violations, such as the illegal funneling of foreign money into U.S. elections.

Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau says

Protests across the United States. And Canada. And England. The Netherlands. New Zealand. Australia. Denmark. And this is the U.S. embassy in Ireland right now.#BlackLivesMatter

A source has sent me 55 mins of audio of Pres Trump's call w/ governors. Trump told governors they need to get "much tougher" or "you’re going to get overridden." He said, "You need to dominate…if you don’t...they are gonna run over you…You’re gonna look like a bunch of jerks."

A disgrace to the badge! This is the battle that myself and others have been fighting against. Bob Kroll turn in your badge!

So trump called putin. Wat mean?

He spoke with Putin yet cannot speak to America.....he is a dickless traitor

President Trump and @GovPritzker had a testy exchange on the call. Pritzker called out the president's rhetoric and the president replied that he doesn't like Pritzker's rhetoric either, per a person on the call.

It’s about respect & human decency and how we share that with each other.

Trump calls governors "weak," urges them to "dominate" unruly protests as Barr escalates federal response. The president told the governors that “you have to use the military” and “we have a wonderful military,” said a person on the call.

Aides to governors say the president continues to talk. One describes it as a "rant." Says he keeps talking about the need to "dominate" the protests.

Per audio obtained by @jaketapper, President Trump unloaded during his call with governors and law enforcement. “What happened in the state of Minnesota...They were a laughingstock all over the world...I’ve never seen anything like it, and the whole world was laughing."

Every day that Donald Trump spends in the White House, he further debases the values and ideals of our nation. He is wholly unfit to be president.

Caught in a(nother) lie. Trump falsely claimed DC’s great ⁦@MayorBowser,⁩ “wouldn’t let the D.C. Police get involved” in response to protests. Metropolitan PD officers seen here not far from White House, some taking a knee.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended after video showed him pushing a kneeling woman to the ground.

So I live a couple of miles from Ferguson, Mo. last night the police station was damaged by “rioters” Anything jump out at you about this “rioter”

Defendin’ white supremacist groups while hidin’ in your underground bunker is so Adolf and Eva.

Now might be a good fucking time for some Republican Senators to head on over to the White house and have a talk with #BunkerBitch. And also a good time for Democratic leadership to take to the airwaves and demand Trump resign.

Dr Fauci says Trump no longer talks much to him or the rest of the coronavirus task force

Police in Huntington Beach, California, asked hundreds of demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death to leave. A month ago in the same city, a protest against an order to close all beaches to prevent the spread of Covid-19 was left mostly alone.

#Hurricane season starts June 1. During the #COVID19 pandemic, give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medical supplies. Learn more:

Barack Obama: "The bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots."

Arizona confirms record daily number of new Covid-19 cases

George Zimmerman Arrested In Atlanta On DUI Charges

Resistance Ann.

Organic farmers ‘in trouble’ as Maine home gardeners deplete compost supplies

Today is another Supreme Court decision day. We’re waiting for rulings on immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive freedom.

In victory for Texas prisoner, #SCOTUS rules 7-2 that a motion to alter or amend a judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) is not a second or successive petition for habeas corpus, increasing likelihood of federal post-conviction review

In Nasrallah v. Barr, #SCOTUS holds 7-2 that courts can review immigrant’s factual challenge to denial of application to stay deportation under Convention Against Torture

What happens next?@realDonaldTrump knows. That's why he's enjoying every minute of this

ATL Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms asked right now on CNN if President Trump is capable of delivering a unifying national message: “I think he is capable of reading one.”

Ukraine’s recently appointed prosecutor general is a woman to watch. And she plans to embark on a process that's been set up from the start to (once again) try to smear Biden

More examples of police officers joining protests. No one should be more disgusted by the behavior of the officers who killed #GeorgeFloyd than fellow officers.

One month from today, Roger Stone will have spent his first night in prison.

This is a time for choosing, America or Trump? RETWEET until every American see it. Great job

Bill Barr casually floated a new mail ballot conspiracy theory in an interview with @Schwartzesque — foreign adversaries could print and submit them https://

If you want to help with the cleanup in #Boston. πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½

I wrote about being a Black parent in this moment, and how my children are both respite from all the tragedy transpiring in the world, and a reminder of how high the stakes are to build a better one.

Even as Martin Luther King Jr's direct descendants essentially respond to the violence with "we tried to warn you peacefully and you ignored us," Fox & Friends hosts Alveda King to weaponize MLK's memory against a righteous anger the moderate whites have silenced for decades.

What kind of fucking Commander and Chief hides in a basement when his country needs leadership??

Richard Nixon went to the Lincoln Memorial one night and talked with a large crowd of protesters. I guess Nixon had bigger stones than #BunkerBitch Donnie.

Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious with neck restraints in five years Several police experts said that number appears to be unusually high. "By using this tactic, it's a self-fulfilling tragedy," said one

Peaceful protest in Minneapolis. Share this. Post this. It’s not exciting, it’s not shocking, but it is POWERFUL.

As cities burned, Trump stayed silent — other than tweeting fuel on the fire

Please watch this ad about the Confederate flag. The flag of Treason. We have arrived at an hour of choosing. Please watch.

President Trump says these protests are professionally organized and the result of domestic terrorists and anarchists. Based on my reporting on the ground today, the vast majority of people gathering outside of the White House are everyday Americans demanding change.

Trump has lost complete control of America. He should resign in the morning. Every newspaper organization in the country should demand it.

Trump has no case for his re-election. Not economic, not national security, not handling the pandemic, not fighting corruption. So he’s just going to be an overt racist and cause chaos and see if it works. So a key part of battling against white supremacy is winning in November.

Beijing mocks Trump: “Go to talk to the demonstrators... just like you urged Beijing to talk to Hong Kong rioters.”

Trump is losing re-election right now as we speak. His failure of leadership is simply staggering. He billed himself as the law and order candidate. He's done nothing but tweet for a week as the country burns.

At 9:30a ET, #SCOTUS will issue orders out of Friday’s private conference. At 10a ET, #SCOTUS is expected to issue one or more opinions in argued cases. Among the outstanding cases are Title VII LGBT coverage, DACA, abortion restrictions, contraception mandate, and Trump’s taxes.

The president and his family have been shaken by the size and venom of the crowds.

Thread: Mandatory drug/steroid testing. Actual background checks. Psychological and physical testing. Lawsuits settled from pension funds, not taxpayers. Independent, elected, transparent oversight. Accountability at every level. Mandatory body cams. Legal education. Just a start.

BREAKING: Specialized Investigations Division detectives & SWAT officers moments ago arrested Wesley Somers, 25, on charges of felony arson, vandalism, & disorderly conduct for setting fire to Nashville's Historic Courthouse Saturday night.

Well @realDonaldTrump, your supporters causing anarchy in Nashville. You and only you are in charge. You and only you are failing to protect America. What a weakling we have in the Oval Office. Vote @JoeBiden for President.

Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves.

As the nation he seeks to lead has spiraled deeper into chaos, former Vice President Joe Biden this week has called for a whole-of-country effort to combat racism and police violence against black Americans

1. The truck driver drove into the crowd, seemingly on purpose. He was arrested. 2. The road was closed specifically so people could march on it.


Daylight revealing the heartbreaking reality of what happened last night and well into this morning. Stores smashed in. Looted. Damage inside and out. @wbz

At least one person is dead after police and National Guard “return fire” while clearing a protest in Louisville, KY, according to a Louisville Metro Police Chief statement issued to NBC affiliate @wave3news Still gathering details of the events. Follow @CalNBC, who is there.

Producer @kailanikm backpack marked by the many spots pepper pellets hit as we were running away last night in

Hitler was a Bunker Bitch too.#BunkerBitch

A truck driver has been arrested after driving "with nearly full force into a crowd of peaceful protesters" in Minnesota, according to Governor Tim Walz

Trump has been fanning the flamesπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Now America is on fire.

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon act on expanding gun rights, including appeals that seek a nationwide right to carry a handgun in public

The police arrested him and handcuffed him for walking while being black. It turned out he was an FBI agent.

Imagine hiding in the bunker of the WH right now, fires burning across the street. Protests in every major city during a pandemic that killed 105k Americans with the worst economy since the Great Depression and thinking you were gonna get re-elected.

Now seems like a good time to re-share this story about police accountability, 'bad apples', and what they do to a barrel.

I have to say, calling President Shart a #BunkerBitch because he ran like a scalded dog into the PEOC is very disrespectful. So no one should call @realdonaldturmp a #BunkerBitch.

If you can’t address a nation in pain over the scourge of racism or the loss of over 100,000 lives to a deadly virus, you have no right to live in our White House.

Denver police fire at car after learning pregnant woman inside.

OMG! - "U.S. sends 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil."

Guess who's going golfing next weekend? GUESS.

3 percenter tattoo on this fella setting fires This isn’t fucking ANTIFA

No patriotic American should brandish or proudly celebrate the iconography of a rebellion that resulted in tremendous devastation, the loss of more than 620,000 American lives, and the continued subjugation of Black America.

"When the defendant is a police officer using a public authority defense, the state has the burden of proving that the force used was not justified," Barbara McQuade said.

Over 2 million views for an ad launched late@in a Sunday night...please share with@your networks.

Hi @LAPDHQ .. here's a guy looting from a store. Should be easy to identify him as his car license plate is clearly visible.

Trump gains another 1 million bot followers in a week

None of Trump’s 25+ accusers got even a fraction of this attention or scrutiny. Imagine the Times having interviewed 100 people who knew E. Jean Carroll instead of putting her rape accusation **against the sitting president** in the “Books” section

James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by a white bar owner on Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska, during a George Floyd protest. Witnesses said the gunman used racial slurs before the shooting. #JamesScurlock

We know

stochastic terrorism

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the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted:
The lone-wolf attack was apparently influenced by the rhetoric of stochastic terrorism.