Tuesday, August 11, 2020


this is worth another watch and retweet right now


Betsy DeVos publicly absent as critical decisions are made on public school reopenings


Kamala. It’s time. Let’s go.

Who’s ready?

Biden and Harris will appear in Wilmington together tomorrow

.@KamalaHarris is a tireless champion of America's veterans, service members, and their families. We were honored that she joined VoteVets' Presidential Primary Forum in New Hampshire last year -- and we're ALL IN to help elect her as Vice President this November!

My warmest congratulations to ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩. I am confident Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket. I will do my utmost to help them win and govern.


BREAKING: Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket

Federal appeals court skeptical of Michael Flynn's effort to immediately dismiss criminal charge If the appeals court rules against Flynn, it’s likely to create a vivid pre-election spectacle.

“This is a smoking gun, as far as the case against Dershowitz is concerned.” David Boies, storied attorney for Epstein accusers, speaks out on new evidence. Dershowitz responds. Update on yesterday's revelations,

New: House Dems and Trump have 15 days to tell the Second Circuit the road ahead on the congressional subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capitol One, now that SCOTUS punted the case back to New York for more review. Coverage of the SCOTUS ruling from July:

White House Press, Today: 1 If Trump accuses Barack Obama or Joe Biden today of a crime without any evidence whatsoever YOU NEED TO DO YOUR JOB, INTERRUPT AND ASK HIM FOR HARD PROOF. 2 If Trump says the vaccine will be ready before November, interrupt and present ACTUAL FACTS.

“Evil Geniuses” is the perfect title for the new book that brilliantly explains why voters vote to support billionaires.

DAILY MAIL: Ghislaine Maxwell taken off suicide watch in Brooklyn jail

Who will strike first: Cy Vance in New York or William Barr?

Facebook has reportedly found that its site hosts thousands of pages with millions of members that support the QAnon conspiracy theory movement

One big difference: The Barr/Durham “surprise” will be totally bogus: Phony indictments of Obama admiration officials. The Vance surprise — an indictment of Donald J. Trump for bank and insurance fraud — would be for real.

"I grew up in a culture of service, where every piece was to be delivered every day," Karol tells @NoelKing. Argues Louis DeJoy, new head of USPS, is enacting policies that prevent that.

DEADLINE TRUMP!@realdonaldTrump now has deadlines to provide a DNA sample & to sit for a deposition in my case. Latest letter from the mighty @kaplanrobbie, @JoshuaMatz8 & Matthew Craig to Trump's lawyers

Social media has been key for QAnon’s growth into the mainstream — just like the anti-vax movement and other conspiracy theories. The platforms’ algorithms and features turbocharge the spread of disinformation. Facebook and the rest must do more to enforce their own policies.

I’d like to point out that the top 15 poorest states are run by republicans. Republicans want to keep you broke and stupid so you keep voting for them because you don’t know any better. But you deserve better... Stop voting for Republicans.

This is complete bullshit. We didn't attack Sarah Palin because she was a woman. We simply pointed out that she was an unqualified idiot who couldn't name one fucking newspaper she'd ever read. Dems Say Sexist Attacks Are Wrong. Tell Sarah Palin!

Trump then called in to Hugh Hewitt, who also began with football questions. Trump said of Bill Belichick: "If I ever had a military battle I'd call up Belichick and say, 'What do you think, what do you think? Give me a couple of ideas.' He'd be as good as any general out there."


#BREAKING Germany questions 'quality, efficacy and safety' of Russian coronavirus vaccine: health ministry

William Perry Pendley's beliefs are antithetical to the very idea of America's public lands. He is glaringly unqualified to run the Bureau of Land Management. I led a letter with every single @SenateDems calling on Trump to find a new, qualified nominee to lead @BLMNational.

First look at Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine.

Judge Pillard just said, “What self-respecting Article III judge would grant the motion to dismiss WITHOUT trying to understand what the heck is going on when Flynn pleaded guilty & all prior prosecutors (pre-Barr) assured Judge Sullivan the evidence CLEARLY proved he was guilty?

BREAKING: Florida reports single-day record number of new COVID-19 deaths at 276

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Oh @SenSusanCollins isn’t merely dog-whistling - by deliberately mentioning only Jewish donors by name, Susan Collins is regurgitating harmful anti-Jewish tropes and fanning the flames of antisemitism among her constituents. This cannot be tolerated!

Nimrata understands that the route to pleasing Donald and unseating Pence is to prove Nikki-level stupidity and entitlement.

ow Putin's oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns Campaign finance reports show troubling connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to Trump and top Republican leaders.

My latest story is a wild one. Trump announced a bizarre deal with Kodak. When the stock exploded, a board member donated shares worth up to $180m to a little-known Jewish synagogue with no public profile. What happened to the stock? It's a mystery.

The Biden campaign has just announced that Karine Jean-Pierre will be the chief of staff for Biden's running mate.

"With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin." - @SpeakerPelosi

Fox News is now running ads for QAnon Trumpy Bears. This is not a parody.

POWELL: This is a criminal case. All the rights go to the defendant. GARLAND: Yeah. That's called an appeal. Not mandamus versus a judge. The judge still gets to do his job. POWELL: Yeah, but Bill Barr's technically in charge. Of the universe.

How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon Pushing the theory on to bigger platforms proved to be the key to Qanon’s spread — and the originators’ financial gain.

#Flynn lawyer Powell talks about "stunning exculpatory material." This court knows that is nonsense. She is not answering the key question - why can't we simply allow Judge Sullivan to rule and then appeal if you don't like his decision?

We are all suffering from scandal fatigue, but this scandal cannot be ignored

Veterans don’t like Trump destroying the Post Office. Who knew?

On this episode of the new abnormal ⁦@TheRickWilson⁩ and I talk to ⁦@KBAndersen⁩.

“Why has an American president ceased to defend his own country from sustained aggression?”

Cool. Call Putin and tell him to stop paying to kill U.S. troops. I’ll wait.

The coronavirus pandemic has been an absolute bonanza for billionaires, for whom Donald Trump’s brutalist coronavirus denial and inaction have reaped untold rewards. The numbers are astounding:

Fox & Friends suggests that if you need money during the pandemic, you can just sell your car to a used car dealer: "If somebody comes in for service, you want to buy their car ... we're now at the highest level we have been in history for used car auctions."


This is irresponsible of Russia. This is clearly not good to rush ahead without full Phase 3 trial results. Phase 3’s larger sample size allows much better study of safety signals & in wider range of patients. Waiting for P3 will allow greater confidence

Happier times. Knock knock 44!

Justice Department bid to drop criminal case against Michael Flynn returns to court

The US logistics command stationed in Europe (Germany) transporting aid to Lebanon. One of the many missions they perform that will be hindered by POTUS’s reckless proposed reduction of forces in Germany.

nothing says respect for women like that infamous five-word quote solely responsible for making every single american know who billy bush is

Very soon, it's going to be moving day for 25 million Americans. The #TrumpEvictions are beginning.

From Belarus to Hong Kong, journalists 'are bearing the brunt of the global surge in repression.'

Vladimir Putin says Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine, but there are fears that essential corners may have been cut in its development

The world passes 20 million coronavirus cases and nears 750,000 deaths five months after the pandemic was declared, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University

Start your Tuesday by reading this tweet again

#Breaking: Auckland goes back into lockdown with four new cases in New Zealand

Belarus’s opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanavosky leaves for Lithuania and says she has to think of her children’s safety

New Zealand has now gone 101 days without any local transmission of the coronavirus — and life has largely returned to normal. How has the country been so successful? Experts point to its quick work in isolating any cases that emerged.

“November 4th” (Russia’s ‘Unity Day’) “it begins”

Maybe Obama will respond to this.

Help #SaveOurUSPS by pushing @SenateGOP to fund it and by buying stamps. You can celebrate suffrage with #19thAmendment stamps marking 💯 years of women voting - white women then BIPOC - now all working to protect voting rights and our postal service.

The lost days of summer: How Trump fell short in containing the virus

Oh we’re back to the fucking cognitive test?

The formula for how Covid-19 relief funding from the federal government gets allocated to hospitals across the United States could have a "disparate impact" on hospitals in counties with a higher-than-average share of Black residents, new research suggests

BREAKING: Your Vote Is No Joke