Friday, July 3, 2020

In 3 days, 800 companies worldwide have pulled millions of dollars in advertising from Facebook, boycotting the social network until it stops its toxic brew of hate speech and disinformation

2 Oklahoma police officers have been charged with second-degree murder after they used Tasers more than 50 times on a man who later died, according to court records


JUST IN: Mexico closes border in Arizona as coronavirus cases in both countries surge

NEW: 'We need to live with it': White House readies new message for the nation on coronavirus

⁦@AlanDersh⁩’s defense of Ghislaine Maxwell, who was indicted Thursday on sex trafficking charges against three victims, one of whom was 14.

This July 4th, there is a new name synonymous with traitor. Move over Benedict Arnold. Meet... #BenedictDonald #TRE45ON

Amid moment of reckoning, some police chiefs leave the job to someone else

We celebrate our freedom tomorrow. We exercise it November 3rd.

Aurora police chief shows the photos of three former officers smiling and reenacting a chokehold near the site of Elijah McClain's arrest

New daily coronavirus cases are rising in 41 places in the U.S., an NPR analysis shows. Here's how much cases are up compared to 2 weeks ago: 📈 Idaho: +430% 📈 Florida: +226% 📈 Nevada: +189% 📈 Texas: +161% 📈 Georgia: +146%

See you in court.

And still nothing about Putin paying a bounty on the lives of American soldiers. Doesn't matter if he was briefed in writing, verbally or what. He now knows for certain. Protecting confederate statues? @realDonaldTrump is your man. Protecting America's best? Dereliction of duty!

You wanna fly a flag? Go win something. Damn .@perlmutations new movie is gonna piss #MAGA and @realDonaldTrump off. Perfect. Totally expect this from @RobAnderson2018 when he wins in Louisiana.

Former Supt of Mt Rushmore thinks tonight's fireworks event a "terrible idea."

This Independence Day, the President wants you to know he recently “aced” a test to determine whether he has dementia.

Treasury Secretary @stevenmnuchin1 said that he would give Congress data by the end of this week on who’s getting money from the $650 billion Paycheck Protection Program. Still waiting...

Here’s what Senate Republicans have blocked this week: Rental assistance: BLOCKED Food assistance: BLOCKED Resources for schools and nursing homes: BLOCKED Resources for state and local governments and tribes: BLOCKED Resources for elections: BLOCKED

“My father” is Trump and Pence’s safe word.

2/2 ‘...Trump has complained to people that he’s in a political box with no obvious way out. According to the [@TuckerCarlson] @realDonaldTrump called Tucker Carlson late last week and said, “what do I do? What do I do?”

Gilead will charge a higher price for its Covid-19 drug remdesivir for most patients in the U.S. and a lower price for the rest of the developed world

If I had one wish for this July 4th weekend it would be that every American read this article and contemplate how we think about military service and who we choose to venerate -- and what it says about us as citizens.

I love it. Gotta watch the whole thing

We need to know more about the Trump Administration's "denaturalization task force." What assurances do we have that this is not yet another effort to advance purely political and anti-immigrant policy goals? 20 state AGs would like to know.

Mississippi election commissioner: "I'm concerned about voter registration in Mississippi," the commissioner wrote. "The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too."

President Donald Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 9:52am according to the pool report. It is the 365th day he's spent at one of his properties and the 273rd day he has been to one of his golf clubs.

A relaxing round of golf before starting a super spreader event.

Mary Trump's affidavit: "I relied on the false valuations provided to me by my uncles [Donald and Robert Trump] and aunt [ex-federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry], and would never have entered into the Agreement had I known the true value of the assets involved."

“Pandemic Party House,” hosting loud late night parties, porn shoots and Lamborghini races, is a $2 million mansion owned by a @MiamiDadePD cop

This spot from Eleven Films continues to sit in my mind while the song continues to play in my mind. We *have* been through hell. We *are* so close. A little bit further. November draws nearer. (and if you aren’t following, @Eleven_Films, please do)

Mary Trump: You Can’t Gag Me Because Settlement Was a ‘Fraud’

New York Senator Salazar (D-Brooklyn) tests positive for coronavirus

Russian support for the Taliban has been apparent for at least two years.

The current occupant of the White House obstructs the progress we’ve achieved #ForThePeople, blames everyone for his disasters, and fails to protect Americans while boosting his ego.

You’ve had your chance! — Gen Michael Hayden

Pre corona , I’d have guessed Gov DeSantis as the best positioned to appeal to more and less Trumpy Republicans in 2024. But that ship has sunk with all hands aboard

"4 people died last night on ship." Brendt Reil texted his partner while stranded on a cruise ship, as the coronavirus spread aboard. What he didn’t mention, for fear of worrying his partner: He himself had begun to cough up blood.

Students Create a Magazine to Salute Their Heroes: Chefs of Color

My Country Isn't of Thee

On this Fourth of July, heed this warning from Ben Franklin We have our republic. It’s our duty to keep it. All of us must pull together, as a country, and do the hard work of creating a new and better normal — not simply restore the old.

Basketball star @MooreMaya put @WNBA career on hold to help #JonathanIrons get his sentence overturned. At 16, he was tried & convicted as an adult by an all-white jury for a burglary & shooting that evidence shows he didn't commit.

“The 2 pilots, DavidRodgers & LarryVisoski, have cooperated w/the inquiry...At least one of the men has provided all of the material in his possession to the prosecutors in the case, from the office of the [SDNY]”

This is what a failure in diplomacy looks like.

Medical companies warn PPE, critical equipment situation 'not sustainable,' House memo says

Mike Pence’s trip to Arizona this week had to be postponed by a day after several Secret Service agents who helped organize the visit either tested positive for the coronavirus or were showing symptoms of being infected.

The @ADL says ACT for America "is the largest anti-Muslim group in the United States"

Nothing “strange” about it

PSA: It's awake.

"Ghislaine Maxwell is the keeper of the kind of secrets that could upend governments, to say nothing of individual lives. The ripple effects of her arrest extend to the ends of the earth."

Audrey Strauss, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York unveils the charges against Epstein Co-Conspirator: “Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable.She set the trap. She pretended to be a woman they could trust.”

My latest: China strangles its world city

6 FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 at Disney resort

Geoffrey Berman, the top SDNY federal prosecutor who was ousted from his job amid an investigation by his office into Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, will appear for a closed-door interview before congressional committee next Thursday at noon

I promise you, these are the same nut jobs who say a woman shouldn't have a right to an abortion.

Maxi Greenwood: California Woman Wrecks Memorial to Police Violence Victims

Why, yes, this 1997 New Yorker profile of Trump *does* mention Ghislaine Maxwell flying with him to Mar-a-Lago. But there was also this gem

We’re in the fight of our lives. #VoteForOurLives

An 8-year-old organized his own Black Lives Matter protest. Hundreds marched alongside him.

Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, breaking another single-day record

This piece scared the living hell out of me. I really think you should take a few minutes and read this. How Trump could lose the election—and still remain president

22: The number of times Donald Trump has tweeted in defense of the Confederacy. 0: The number of times Donald Trump has tweeted about our fallen soldiers Putin plotted to kill. America deserves a president that defends our heroes, not our traitors.

“He blew it.”

Joe Biden outraises President Trump for second month in a row with a record $141M.

The US set records for new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday and Thursday, and cases numbers are trending upwards in 40 states

Enclosed spaces with clusters of people sharing food, talking loudly and drinking alcohol raise the risks of Covid-19 transmission

He dodges: "Every single person has to make up their own mind... they have to look at their individual risk."

NEW: Squeeze Maxwell ‘til she squeals about Jeffrey Epstein’s other accomplices

Manhattan prosecutors are attempting to revive their criminal case against Paul Manafort, arguing in a filing made that they have legal standing to bring the indictment even though a state court judge dismissed it six months ago on double jeopardy grounds.

“Millions, literally millions, of people lost their jobs in one second."

Kids, don’t try to pass your next history test with these ‘facts’

ProPublica has catalogued instances in which government entities have changed language or made other moves buttressing the White House’s misinformation or unsupported assertions.

Just a reminder that every other wealthy nation is reopening and has the virus contained, except us.

In ADDITION to admitting that the US was losing in its battle against #coronavirus, Dr. Fauci said this on BBC radio yesterday. I think you should read it.

Yesterday, Dr. Fauci admitted on the BBC what Trump refuses to say to America. He said The United State is losing the war against the #coronavirus.

Everybody’s going nuts about the new Trump campaign logo but people FFS “America First” was the propaganda of the American Nazi Party and Trump used it anyway and didn’t care and basically no one called him on it and GOP voters still think it is mad genius.

Hong Kong declares a pro-democracy slogan illegal that's been used by protesters—and uses it to charge one man with inciting secession

Authorities said Spc. Aaron David Robinson, 20, ran away from Fort Hood Tuesday night. Local law enforcement later found Robinson early Wednesday in Killeen, Texas, where he shot himself.

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in shakes up security team after North Korea setbacks

Hope for Reform in Ukraine Fades

That Ghislaine Maxwell felt safer hiding in the U.S. where she thought Barr & Trump would protect her, rather than fleeing abroad where they may extradite her to various countries where she & Epstein (and others) committed their crimes, is pretty damning, imo.

Schmidt: Trump's betrayal to U.S. troops is impossible to overstate

Off target

Beto O’Rourke: TX Lt. Gov. ‘does not care’ about communities struggling with COVID-19

Japan ruling party drafts proposal to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit following China’s clampdown on Hong Kong

Oglala Sioux president: Trump doesn't have permission to visit Mount Rushmore

UPDATE: A white woman who was caught on video pulling a gun on a Black woman and her teen daughter in a parking lot outside a Michigan Chipotle restaurant has been charged with felonious assault

Court Rules Facebook Widgets Can Be Considered Wiretaps

Do’s and don’ts for the Fourth of July weekend, according to biologist @ErinBromage: 👥 Limit the number of people you mix with 🌳 Stay outdoors 🏖️ Keep your distance, even on a beach

Secret Service agents preparing for Pence Arizona trip contracted coronavirus

With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today. With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases.

The rise is in RATE. Look it up, ask the smart people.

A Turkish court will start hearing a case against 20 Saudi citizens in absentia on charges related to the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi

Trump’s “I alone can fix it” campaign collides with a changed public mood

Masks are a means to freedom from coronavirus and its burdens

History repeats as Trump admin fails to fix PPE shortage crisis

U.S. still burdened by Trump admin failure to make a testing plan