Saturday, June 13, 2020

Until the end of time, Jeff Sessions needs to be reminded that the late Coretta Scott King wrote a letter explaining why he was too racist to be a federal judge

Trump descended a ramp extremely carefully at the end of his West Point speech today

CONFIRMED: @Proactiv will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

GBI released video that shows the moment Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendys on University Ave last night. Police say Brooks had taken an officer's taser and pointed it at the officer as he ran.

Florida has its biggest COVID-19 surge yet

Researchers say a mutation (D614G) that occurred in #coronavirus in mid-January increases its spikes and their stability, making it easier to infect cells. The D614G strain now predominates. This strain appears to be more contagious but NOT more lethal

"McGarther" -- Trump also repeatedly had trouble with General Douglas MacArthur's name

The free world has had enough.

Not all power is loud

As I said to one of them who sent me a death threat recently “what are you gonna do, chase me down on your rascal scooter?”

Is the President of the United States physically well?

Is the President of the United States physically well?

The U.S. Embassy stands in solidarity with fellow Americans grieving and peacefully protesting to demand positive change. Our #BlackLivesMatter banner shows our support for the fight against racial injustice and police brutality as we strive to be a more inclusive & just society.

Secret Service confirms the use of pepper spray on June 1 in Lafayette Park.

This is the clip getting most attention. Can neurological twitter weigh in? What’s really going on with Trump?

Trump's West Point commencement speech is preceded by a rendition of one of the songs from "Team America: World Police"

New: Fox News has appended an editor's note to the stories associated with the digitally altered and misleading photos it published of the Seattle "autonomous zone" that made it appear violent & dangerous. The network says it "regrets these errors."

TW: Another black man was shot and killed by Atlanta PD last night. Cops say he grabbed their taser so they had no choice but to shoot him. Here he is, running away from the cops right before they kill him. Someone is lying, and it ain't this video.

The Senate Armed Services Committee adopted a draft of the #FY21NDAA that would strip Stars and Stripes of its federal funding.

A good reminder that buying Bolton's book amounts to supporting a shirker who betrayed his country by refusing to fulfill his duty to testify before Congress.

As part of a package of stories about Seattle's CHAZ, Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos in what photojournalism experts called a clear violation of ethical standards for news organizations.

Called out for not wearing a mask... So she coughs on somebody, not realizing she is being recorded. Y’all need to act right.

President Trump will address the graduating class at West Point against a backdrop of urgent questions about the role of soldiers in a civil society. Tensions between the White House and the military have escalated since protests over George Floyd's death.

This is BAD- new major outbreak in Beijing - tied to Xinfadi meat/seafood market. 6 initial cases- of which contact tracing found 45 close contact friends/family members also tested positive (all no symptoms yet!). 11 housing communities full lockdown.

Why Soldiers Might Disobey the President’s Orders to Occupy US Cities

Extraordinary: Boris Johnson scrapped the cabinet pandemic team six months before coronavirus hit UK to focus on Brexit.

I wish I lived in a country where John Bolton had at least half the balls of Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hill, Sally Yates, Christine Blasey Ford, or Stormy Daniels.

2016 Trump vs 2020 Trump

Opinion: Trump pledged to bring back coal. Like everything under him, it collapsed instead.

This will be the first presidential election since 1860 fought over slavery.

“We have 15 racists right now, and within a couple of days it’ll be down to zero”

Let me get this straight. The police union is saying we shouldn't take money from police to invest in social programs because we failed to invest in social programs so we need more police.

Propaganda outlets do propaganda things. Further proof, if you needed any, @Foxnews is intent on dividing America.

US Customs and Border Protection spent portions of a $112M emergency fund meant to buy food, medicine, and other items for migrants on ATVS, dirt bikes, and boats, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

U.S. Army unit was issued bayonets to prep for D.C. protest duty

DEVELOPING: 8 people shot outside San Antonio bar, police looking for shooter.

Beijing goes into ‘wartime mode’ as virus emerges at market in Chinese capital

The most racist president in modern history revels in violence

Really? Too bad the arena only holds 20K. Hard to imagine so many people would be dumb enough to risk their lives for Donald Jenius Trump.

Thousands attended peaceful Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday as part of an anti-racism campaign highlighting deaths of indigenous people in custody

Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric power authority has hired a new consultant ... Chris Christie. The former NJ Gov.'s consulting firm is charging $28k a month for its services and is contracted through the end of this year.

Beijing shut down some food markets including the city’s largest fruits and vegetables supply center

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The novel coronavirus spreads mainly via airborne transmission and wearing a mask is the most effective way to stop person-to-person spread, according to a new study

He is absolutely COUNTING on the fact that we are not a bright electorate.

How to water

Opinion: As crises multiply, Trump’s Senate allies respond, "But her emails!"

Thread: As a Tennessean, it makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things. Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such. - Taylor Swift

Tulsa Oklahoma

If only someone had thought to subpoena Bolton’s testimony ...

This stubborn inability to grasp their sophisticated psychological operations is exactly why Trump might win again. Maybe Flynn's insane. Maybe he isn't. What matters is that QAnon followers heard exactly what Trump's re-election campaign wanted them to

Fiona Hill: “Putin doesn’t operate like that. Putin takes translators with him for every occasion. The Russians are incredibly organized. They take advantage of every opportunity, every vulnerability, every open door they can walk through.”

Cutest Black Lives Matter Protest you’ll see today...

When it comes to reforming our criminal justice system, protesting is important. And pairing it with voting is the best way to create lasting change. Make sure you and everybody you know is registered to vote at ... Michelle Obama

A Kentucky commission has voted to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis from where it has stood in the state's Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort for 84 years.

NEW: Fox News ran digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

So @realDonaldTrump is now executing a campaign strategy based on diminishing Abraham Lincoln.

Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests

NEW: Republican Voters Against Trump Ad running in SC/NC/DC. @lindseygrahamSC on @JoeBiden: "as good a man as God ever created."

You are likely killing people.

Behind the scenes of the $3 trillion COVID-19 bailout, the Treasury Dept's responsibilities have fallen largely to Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich. A major beneficiary of that bailout so far: Muzinich & Co., the asset manager founded by his father


“We move, together, in silence”

This photo will haunt everyone in it forever.

“I don’t see why we don’t observe regular order and allow him to rule,” said U.S. Circuit Judge Karen Henderson, praising U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan as an excellent trial judge and “an old hand.”

In April, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he would fight to make sure the public knew which businesses received taxpayer-backed coronavirus relief loans that totaled $511 billion. This week, he changed course.

QAnon followers struggle with a crisis of faith.

Hi, Donald. "He’s wasting money on ads in Washington because the President complains about seeing that Conway group [@ProjectLincoln]"

Joe Biden’s ads just keep getting better and better. This one is FANTASTIC!!

Thousands and thousands silently marching from Judkins Park during an official #BlackLivesMatter #Seattle march. No end in sight

A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter

This is grotesque. watch the Nassau county cop slam on the brakes to give them an excuse to beat a protestor whose words they didn't like.

This is extraordinary. $600 BILLION in taxpayer money, directed to business loans. And they won’t say who got the money!?!

Federal government derelict in nursing home coronavirus response

Despite dire death toll, Trump admin still failing nursing homes

COVID-19 risk at GOP convention shrouded by Florida data opacity

Protesters sang “Glory to Hong Kong” in Mong Kok to mark the first anniversary of 612. But while they were singing, riot police officers who were initially guarding Langham Place rushed out and cordond off an area. They separated reporters from the protesters.

This is so messed up police in Hong Kong are mocking #BlackLivesMatter as they beat and harrass protesters

COVID-19 risk at GOP convention shrouded by Florida data opacity

Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to keep court records under seal.

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism from more than 140 scientists and say they are 'deeply shaken and disgusted' by Trump's inflammatory statements on Facebook

"Florida’s former top coronavirus data scientist has launched a website showing far more COVID-19 information than she said the state allowed her to report as an employee..."

“I’m a wartime president.” But the war’s on us.

Should you get tested for the coronavirus after protesting? Here’s what experts say about the risks.

Trump says he’ll "go on and do other things" if he loses in November

A Whirlpool plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma has temporarily closed due to a coronavirus outbreak one week before Trump holds a rally in the city. And Tulsa County now has its highest seven-day average of coronavirus cases since the outbreak began in March.

Devin Nunes’ attorney says he’s at ‘dead end’ in quest to reveal identity of Twitter cow

"The Kremlin was constantly outmanoeuvring the White House, arranging events so that Trump would be alone with Putin with only the Russian president’s translator in the room. The state department... was being played."

Fauci to ⁦@wolfblitzer⁩ on Trump holding rallies says “the principles that I have been espousing hold true. ..When you are in a large crowd .. close to each other -- you definitely increase the risk that you will either acquire or spread infections.”

The early guidance not to wear face masks was a huge and tragic screw up

Incredible. In April, DeSantis secured 1,000,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine for Florida even though there wasn't proof it worked against Covid. Two months later, Florida hospitals only used 16,000 pills. More than 980,000 doses are just languishing. (1/2)