Sunday, June 7, 2020

Stung by crises, Trump searches for a reelection message

This is my hometown newspaper. I am mortified! The people responsible for this should be ashamed.

I haven’t been able to keep up with all the responses that this has received but I truly appreciate all the support and solidarity that everyone has expressed for @alexisjreports and I. We should be talking about the peaceful protests that happened in Pittsburgh yesterday. Not us

Prince Andrew is in hot water again as the U.S. asks Britain to hand him over for questioning about Jeffrey Epstein’s sex ring

Congressman John Lewis, who endured horrific beatings, threats to his life, and imprisonment as one of the original Freedom Riders, at Black Lives Matter Plaza. Rep. Lewis is the only surviving speaker of the March On Washington where Dr. King gave his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’

“We already see that there is this dynamic where the police officers view people who protest police violence as enemies they can use further violence against."

I want to remind the world that Senator @RandPaul is still blocking a bill to make lynching a federal crime. That's happening right now as you read this.

Marvel chief Ike Perlmutter arranged for comic book characters to ring the NYSE closing bell with the VA secretary in 2017, according to a new government audit. Perlmutter has denied benefiting from his role as an informal adviser to President Trump.

The nation’s capital: covered in plywood and military vehicles

Thank you Senator @MittRomney

Trump today won’t be seen, per WH. He also was not seen yesterday. He’s had no events on his schedule the last two days. He has been active on Twitter.

Mitt Romney, marching down Penn Ave towards the White House, with about 1000 mostly evangelical protesters. They’re chanting “black lives matter!” and singing “This little light of mine”

“Black Lives Matter” — Mitt Romney

Germany’s top diplomat says ties with the United States are “complicated” and he fears America’s domestic discord could further fuel international tensions.

James Bennet resigns from New York Times after Cotton op-ed backlash

“There are other ways to do crowd control that don’t involve creating respiratory ailments during a pandemic, in a city that doesn’t have enough [medical] supplies," — A Univ. of Delaware professor who specializes in disaster management about tear gas

The case against Lindsey Graham in the words of Lindsey Graham.

Joe Biden to Meet Privately With George Floyd’s Family Ahead of His Funeral

The #BlackLivesMatter protest in Montreal today is.... unbelievable.

Thank you Colin Powell for speaking the truth about @realDonaldTrump. Many @GOP elected officials have the same views. They unfortunately choose to put themselves over country and are too scared to speak the truth. And then there’s Susan Collins, who is concerned.

Has any legal authority disputed that?

President Trump has stunned Germany and rocked the postwar order

White House almost completely surrounded by more than a mile of fencing

So much has changed so quickly. And if any of you are confused or scared or angry—or just plain overwhelmed—I just want you to know that you aren’t alone. I am feeling all that, too. And I have a few things I want to say about it. — Michelle Obama

Who's that hiding in the basement? It's that coward, the #BunkerBoy

Colin Powell: Trump 'lies all the time' - POLITICO. —- (Gen Powell is a superb public servant and man of integrity. It is astonishing that Trump utters these bald faced, stupid, comical lies. He is a menace to our values.” h

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell this morning endorsed Democratic former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first major Republican to publicly back the idiot’s rival ahead of November’s election.#


WATCH: Bill Barr compares governors who don’t want Trump to unilaterally send active-duty troops into their states to the Confederacy.

An insurrection is "a violent uprising against an authority or government". Peaceful protesters entreating their government to stop the racially-biased abuse and murder of citizens of color hardly fits this definition.

"Pepper spray is not a chemical irritant. It's not chemical" -- AG Barr uses painstaking distinctions to defend the use of force against protesters near the White House last Monday

Jeff Epstein’s ex partner

ICYMI - help keep them reporting if you can.

WATCH: There's a growing sense that things are spinning beyond our grasp. #MTP #IfItsSunday NBC NEWS / WSJ Poll: 80% of registered voters say things in the U.S. are "out of control."

“I'm very close to Joe Biden in a social matter and on a political matter ... And he is now the candidate, and I will be voting for him." - Colin Powell

AFT Massachusetts endorses Senator Markey for re-election

US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections: BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.

On this day in 1944: More than 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy. Timelapse shows their 87 days of combat. - orange: UK - blue: USA - red: Canada - black: Axis (CRMA) #DDay

Putin’s Apprentice is delivering big time

Bunker Bitch signs now in Black Lives Matter Plaza for pick up

This lawsuit should prevail. If it doesn’t, shame on the judges who shoot it down

Well, Trump finally drew a crowd as big as Obama's inauguration...

Pentagon ordered National Guard helicopters’ aggressive response in D.C.

Marine lance corporal and recipient of two Purple Hearts stands alone at Utah Capitol with 'I can't breathe' covering his mouth

Under siege for his management of a deadly pandemic, a cratered U.S. economy, and mass protests across the country, top advisers to President Donald Trump are finding solace in one question: How the hell is he not even more unpopular?

Martin Gugino, the "agitator" picked up police gear and a cell phone and was approaching the cops to give it back when he was pushed.

How’s the bunker tonight? Did you find Jared’s coffin yet? They say it contains the soil his mother country.

it is always about him, not us

"I said, Get it done. I didn't say, Go do it." AG Barr seeking to distance himself from broadly condemned move to forcibly remove peaceful protesters near White House

Massive, peaceful turnout today at Union Park in #Chicago.


You’ve seen the video of what they did to that man. After two officers were charged for shoving a 75 yr old man to the pavement, blood gushing from his head and ears, their fellow officers greeted them w/ wild cheers at the courthouse. That’s how broken policing is in America.

Not good for men and definitely not good for women!! This is in Washington. A woman alone no way!!!

"I think we are closer today to bending that arc of the moral universe toward justice than we were 10 days ago," @jmeacham says. "I don't think the president of the United States is part of that, I think this is happening in spite of him."

Melbourne #blacklivesmatter protest

There's no other way for me to say this: you must watch this show. Jeffrey Epstein was not a financier but a historically-important spy for Israel, the UK, and...more?

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge protest march today

The House should take the demand for Barr's impeachment seriously. It is not made casually. He is unfit to serve. He is dangerous. Whether the Senate will remove him is irrelevant. You need to have the courage to show he has crossed lines that must not be crossed

Donald Trump was warned, but he failed to act. Now more than 20 million Americans are out of a job and paying the price. It didn’t have to be this bad.

Ivanka Trump's commencement speech canceled over backlash to President's response to George Floyd's death

Perspective: You are probably spreading misinformation. Here’s how to stop.

@IvankaTrump has done a public disservice to our country.

"It's impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality"

Brazil's Health Ministry is no longer showing a total count of confirmed coronavirus cases as infection numbers surge along with the death toll, per Reuters

I’m the USAF Veteran running against Kevin McCarthy. If everyone that saw this tweet pitched in 20.20 we would blow our fundraising goals out the water. Help us beat Kevin McCarthy

this is the america i wanna live in

With trans issues trending, worth remembering there is an epidemic of violence against trans people of color—especially black trans women. I’ve been shocked, running stories on this going back years, how little attention it gets. The numbers show a crisis:

BREAKING: Multiple polls now show Donald Trump and Joe Biden *tied* in Texas. Our goal is to raise $1 million for voter registration by today to #TurnTexasBlue. We're two-thirds of the way. Here's how your donation today can deliver Texas in November:

India’s lockdown caused untold hardship. It also inspired extraordinary generosity.

Day drinking will ssssvave Merca.

The power of love on so many levels #BlackLivesMattter #phillyprotest

Ivanka Trump! You're smart, you're beautiful, and those are nice earrings. But the "discomfort and uncertainty," your father caused when he assaulted 20 women, will NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: There were massive peaceful #BlackLivesMattters crowds in DC and many other cities across America. We all saw them on TV with our own eyes. In fact, to fit in any more folks in DC, they would have been next to you in your bunker.

Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement, @AP reports

Hong Kong yesterday, at the vigil for Tiananmen Square. Despite police banning the vigil. Thank you for the inspiration Hong Kong.

This is very dangerous. There is an organized effort to get armed, paranoid, white people in the same location as peaceful BLM protesters.

the founding fathers had a term for this dynamic, it was called “losing the consent of the governed”

This officer needs to be fired. TODAY!

How to bunker

A former housekeeper at Trump's Las Vegas hotel claims she was fired for refusing to work Sundays so she could attend church. She is now suing over alleged religious discrimination

NEWS: @jmartNYT says former President George W. Bush will not support the reelection of @realDonaldTrump

The soothing voice of Nucleus Shelton, 27, carried across North Miami Avenue as anti-police violence demonstrators marched through Wynwood. The crowd was as big as it was peaceful. Back in downtown now after 5-mile march

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked “United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team” heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.