Sunday, June 28, 2020

So ... the heat doesn’t kill it?

During a zoom fundraiser, Obama expressed outrage at Trump's use of "kung flu". "I don't want a country in which the president of the U.S. is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it's funny ... That still shocks and pisses me off."

The head of the coronavirus task force is holding an event that will inevitably spread coronavirus

I still see this as one of the best explanations of Trump and Russia. It’s gangsterism.

Trump has been asking advisers if he should stick with his current nickname for Biden — “Sleepy Joe” — or try to coin another moniker, such as “Swampy Joe” or “Creepy Joe.” The president is not convinced that “Sleepy Joe” is particularly damaging...

The Greatest Generation sacrificed everything for our country. But @realDonaldTrump wants to sacrifice them for the economy when they're in their greatest time of need.

Hey @realDonaldTrump since you blocked the patriots at VoteVets I’m sending you their video about your cowering to Putin after Russia put bounties out on US troops -have a look when you get off the golf course

BREAKING: Broward County following Miami-Dade announcing they will be closing beaches 4th of July weekend because of the COVID-19 skyrocketing

Safe to say our veterans are pissed

Pelosi: "This is as bad as it gets and yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score, denies being briefed. Whether he is or not, his admin knows ... With him all roads lead to Putin. I don't know what the Russians have on the president."

As a majority of states contend with rising coronavirus cases, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a nationwide mandate to wear a mask is “long overdue"

No doubt! “Mr. Grenell’s appointment looks intended to ensure that any U.S. intelligence assessments and warnings of Russian meddling in the 2020 election are downplayed and withheld from Congress, if not completely suppressed.”

Imagine playing golf with a man the day after you found out he let Putin put a bounty on American troops and the same morning he praised a video of a man who shouted ‘white power.’ Lindsey Graham is an embarrassment.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “journalists what we gonna do, chop them up like the Saudi’s do.” Listen to the crowd!!

In seizing control, China sidelines its allies in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, with 7.5 mil­lion res­i­dents, is one of the most densely pop­u­lated places on earth, but recorded only six deaths from Covid-19 de­spite hav­ing no lock­down....The mask com­pliance rate dur­ing morn­ing rush hour is 97%

Breaking: Trump has just deleted his tweet sharing video of a supporter chanting "white power"

The crowd forms a barrier to protect the stage so the violists, including teens and children, can keep playing.

The president suggesting SHOOT JOE BIDEN. Insanity!

Holy Crap - he deleted it right away but mannnnn.
Get back in your cart, asshole.
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"There was footage and plenty of witnesses, and I happen to be an investigative journalist. I thought there was at least a chance I could get answers. Instead, the episode crystallized all of the ways in which the NYPD is shielded from accountability."

And for the people who still claim it’s a “hoax,” here you go: HIS OWN ADVISERS believe he is compromised

Carville nails it here with @stutteringjohnm and @CaslerNoel : It's not good enough to win 271 electoral college votes but defeat the Trumpian notion "that America is a place and not an idea." Let's take it to 'em.

Portest sign

“Dutch officials said the makeup of the hike could suggest nuclear core damage with its source in western Russia.”

On March 30, Putin and Trump “spoke by telephone, the first of 5 calls between the two over a period of three weeks, a flurry of communication unprecedented during Trump's 3 1/2 years in office.”

I have been sounding the alarm πŸ”” on rightwing domestic extremism for over a decade. The problem is getting worse. It is not a *both-sides* problem. Read my @northjersey essay for more background + a blueprint to take extremism on

“With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin... Russia has never gotten over the humiliation they suffered in Afghanistan and now they’re taking it out on us—OUR TROOPS” —⁦@SpeakerPelosi⁩ standing up for the U.S. military and speaking the truth on Trump and Putin

John Bolton just said his greatest concern about an “unconstrained 2nd term Trump” is that he will appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court — so you can stop listening to anything else he has to say right now. What a load.

It’s probably time to stop saying “racially charged.”

There are over 125,000 deaths in our country. We have the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Yet Trump and Washington Republicans ignore Americans' economic and health struggles and refuse to take action.

Pressed by @GStephanopoulos on her comments and whether she believes the Russians “have” something on President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to deny it: “How else would you explain his refusal to even — to ignore again and again the intelligence.”

Dressed for golf, President Trump just left the White House with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Fox News host on reports of lack of White House response to Russian bounties for killing U.S. troops: "You can make a decision to do nothing too"

will the arguments made against federal $ assistance be the same as when the outbreak was spiking in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut?

Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a series of companies pulled advertising from Facebook's network.

Holy shit. 8 seconds into this video, one of the Trump fans the president is thanking yells, “white power!”

Some front pages from Arizona, Texas and Florida today

The man in the video is screaming “white power” in case you have any questions about what “side” the president is on.

Sacha Baron Cohen Pulls Epic Prank on Far-Right Militia

BBC News - Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs - or face legal action

Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing. How can Trump lead America when he can't even defend it?

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shal...

Since Trump learned of Russian bounties on the lives of American soldiers, he’s Provided Russia ventilators✔️ Joint statement with Putin✔️ Withdrawn from Open Skies✔️ Pushed to invite Russia to G8✔️ & reduced troops in Europe✔️ Is there anything Trump won’t do for Putin?

Hey @senatemajldr McConnell — we hope you’re not even considering a July 4th recess without REAL action to stop the Russians from killing our brothers and sisters in arms.

Everyone in this picture is a patriot, with one exception. @realDonaldTrump apparently knew Putin paid bounties to militants to kill US troops & POTUS did nothing. Actually, it was worse than nothing. Trump last month invited Putin to the G7 summit. Traitorous behavior by Trump.

Russian operation targeted coalition troops in Afghanistan, intelligence finds - The Washington Post. (WHY WOULD TRUMP NOT PUBLICLY THREATEN PUTIN WITHIN 24 HOURS? The NSC debated what to do? What is wrong with these people?) — Barry R McCaffrey

An unnamed friend told Trump he might be the most perfect person. Who do you think it was? a) One of the voices in Trump's head b) Lindsay Graham c) Putin

QAnon believers have been filming themselves taking an oath to be "digital soldiers" for Q. Now the Republican Senate nominee in Oregon did it:

Brad Parscale has been busy recently.

Dear @ODNIgov & @PressSec: When you say “briefed” do you mean only verbally by a briefer, which is the word game the @realDonaldTrump Administration has apparently used in the past? Was any of the Russian bounty information contained in the written President’s Daily Brief?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding info from the CEO of a private equity lobbying group about the group's efforts on coronavirus relief legislation. Warren wants comms with the Treasury Department and White House officials ⁠— including Jared Kushner.

Thread: “The 20-year-old agreement now invoked by the President’s legal team is invalid and unenforceable for many reasons. The notion that seven members of the Trump family each mutually agreed to be gagged forever from speaking out about their ‘family relationships’ is absurd.”

No Dem consultant would ever do this ad. They are idiots. This is powerful.

bizarre behavior by a president

It is time that we here from @SecPompeo . He should confirm or deny the intelligence reporting in the @nytimes and confirm or deny the claims made here by the Russian government.

So it looks like the Russian bounty intel was in the President’s Daily Brief. So when the WH said Trump & Pence had not been briefed, they’re lying OR Trump/Pence didn’t read it OR they had not been orally briefed (which would be a major indictment of O’Brien & Grenell). All bad

Perspective: Making men feel manly in masks is, unfortunately, a public-health challenge of our time

Imagine if those Facebook advertising dollars went back into newspapers and magazines?

The president has retweeted a Qanon account three times this morning; he appears to have scrolled back five days in the insane person’s feed.

Biden comes out with muscular criticism of Trump over intel that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops. The White House denied Trump was briefed.

If Donald Trump prevails in the U.S. Supreme Court, insurers could strip away your health insurance coverage or jack up premiums — simply because you experience long-term effects after battling the coronavirus. We can't let that happen.— Joe Biden

Here's a primer on Unit 29155, the Russian military intelligence outfit American intelligence officials now say paid Taliban-connected militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan


I want to remind the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers that there was a Russian bounty on their heads while they were in Afghanistan. Your Commander in Chief claims he didn't know, which is either a lie or or means he doesn't care about your safety. — Ted Corcoran

This report that the administration has had no response to Russia putting a bounty on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan is just staggering. As a combat veteran, I can’t imagine how this could go without a response. We need answers. — Captain Mark Kelly

Facebook and other social media outlets must be liable for the lies they publish and allow to thrive on their platforms. “The conspiracy group QAnon is also promoting PizzaGate in private Facebook groups and creating easy-to-share memes on it.”

Days after health officials warned of a growing outbreak of Cyclospora infections "potentially linked" to certain store brands of garden salad mixes, more salads have been recalled and illnesses confirmed.

“We ask @SpeakerPelosi to impeach @realDonaldTrump and we will remove him by unanimous consent”. That’s what @SenateGOP should say.

“It did result in coalition casualties.” New reporting on Russian military payments to Taliban-linked groups to target US and UK troops.

In 2010 the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ after party was held at Trump Soho, most guests were Russian. Bayrock financed Trump Soho, a money laundering op for Russia. It was also built on an old grave site for freed slaves, which they hid from public.

Note the caveat: they’re basing this on wording of the story in one particular news outlet. Fox and others have confirmed the reporting, but that aside all this says is DNI denies WH briefed on intelligence that says exactly what NYT says it said. Leaves lots of options open.

A historic set of cases worked by a remarkable group of investigators and intelligence professionals. We met the threat then and we must now.— Peter Strzok

Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing. How can Trump lead America when he can't even defend it?