Monday, August 24, 2020

FDA, Trump officials misrepresent key data on Covid-19 therapy

Herman Cain could not be reached for comment

After terrorist assholes hit the World Trade Center, 2,606 people died. The country came together: Democrats AND Republicans. Now 57% of Republicans call 176,000 dead from COVID-19 "acceptable losses?" What happened to you, America?

BREAKING: Social Security Chief Actuary: Trump's proposal to eliminate payroll taxes would deplete the Social Security Trust Fund by 2023, "with no ability to pay benefits thereafter."

@AyannaPressley: "Were you aware #DeJoy's company was found by @NLRB to have anti-union animus, that @USEEOC won a $1.5mil suit against his co for sexual harassment, that 4 woman suffered miscarriages at his co bc his co refused them light duty?" Duncan: "No"#DeJoyHearing

DeJoy sounds like his last job was counting money in the back room at ‘Bada Bing!’ “Dis freakin’ guy here with da questions, c’mon Carmine let’s go, I don’t need dis sh*t.’

A maskless Melania Trump shakes hands with dozens of children and hugs some at a White House event

Billionaire DeVos is determined to force your kids back to school. But not their children#NotTheirChildren

A Judge just ruled in favor of the Teacher’s Union in Florida, calling Ron DeSantis’ order to forcefully reopen schools unconstitutional for ignoring school safety procedures and issuing a temporary injunction against that order. HELL YES!!!!

Well. Looks like Kolfage /Build That Wall fund certainly built something.

“'If the current situation holds, I do not expect a census of the quality that the Census Bureau will even want to release the data,' said the official who oversaw the 2000 census..."

BREAKING: Three sources affiliated with the @LibertyU board of trustees and administration tell me that Jerry Falwell Jr has just submitted his resignation. Developing...

The Postmaster General’s appearances before Congress have betrayed his lack of knowledge about the USPS, and shown his indifference towards the challenges Americans are facing as a result of his policies. Inexcusable.

I’ll just leave this here.

First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong

PORTER: Mr. DeJoy, if you did not order these actions to be taken, please tell the committee the name of who did. DEJOY: I do not know. ... PORTER: Mr. DeJoy, will you commit to reversing these changes? DEJOY: No.

John Bolton may have avoided testifying at President Trump’s impeachment trial, but Senator @RonWyden urged the erstwhile ambassador on Monday to join his staff in the room where its happens. His Halkbank probe, that is. @CourthouseNews

Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of Trump, looked on.

Rep. Katie Porter had five minutes to question Trump’s hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and she didn’t waste a second of it

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) just hammered Postmaster Dejoy's handling of the USPS. "Either through gross incompetence you have ended the 240-year history of delivering the mail reliably on time, or, the second conclusion we can gather is, you're doing this on purpose."

Rep. Katie Porter on questioning Louis DeJoy: "He is a difficult witness ... This is somebody who spent a lot of his career as a CEO evading responsibility. So I have spent a lot of time this week and last week, this morning preparing ... and I'm excited to get answers."

Amy McGrath is polling within the margin of error to beat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Repeated polls with enormous samples show her down by a handful of percent. Two polls that gave Mitch a big lead had a much smaller sample, look to be sampling error.

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s pool boy spills juicy details about their “improper relationship,” including texts

Business partner of Falwells says he had affair with the power couple

Melania Trump is a disgrace to America.

Here’s who I’ll be supporting for President, and why.

Jacob Blake is fighting for his life after being shot in the back by police while his kids were in the car. It’s been 60 days since @HouseDemocrats passed the George Floyd Justice in policing Act. Thoughts & prayers are not enough. We must demand legislation & accountability.

The Trump Organization has stalled, withheld documents, and instructed witnesses, including Eric Trump, to refuse to answer questions under oath. That's why we filed a motion to compel the Trump Organization to comply with our lawful subpoenas for documents and testimony.

Our investigation began after Michael Cohen testified before Congress that Trump’s annual financial statements inflated the values of his assets to obtain favorable terms for loans & insurance coverage, while also deflating the value of other assets to reduce real estate taxes.

GOPer Higgins just told DeJoy not to show up to any hearings unless subpoenaed. Republicans keep encouraging criminal activity openly and blatantly.

NY AG: Eric Trump, executive Vice President of the Trump Organization: Was scheduled for an OAG interview last month to discuss his role in certain Trump Organization projects. Despite earlier agreeing to be interviewed by the OAG, Eric Trump now refuses to appear.

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says of USPS mail delays: "this is one giant conspiracy by the Democrats"

Did Louis DeJoy really say that he would reinstall sorting machines for $1B? He’s holding USPS hostage and admitted it. Omg.

"Is there anything freakier or, frankly, sadder in American politics than the seemingly blind allegiance of so many Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians and conservative Catholics to a man as grotesquely immoral and dishonest as Donald J. Trump?"

BERLIN (AP) — The German hospital treating Russian dissident Alexei Navalny says tests indicate that he was poisoned.

Austria expels Russian diplomat suspected of industrial espionage, for the first time in the country's relations with Russia

“I am sometimes referred to as ‘the skunk at the picnic’ but Pence never directly asks me, the skunk, to be quiet or leave,” Dr. Fauci tells WaPo

The day before the Republican National Convention opened, Trump sent seven Fox News live-tweets across morning, afternoon, and evening; tweeted several videos from Fox segments; and appeared on a Fox program.

“Jared Kushner deliberately exacerbated a global pandemic by kibboshing the national testing plan his own buddies had come up with, apparently hoping for a blue state genocide that, in his twisted calculus, would help Trump win re-election...”

A dramatic decrease in on-time deliveries since the beginning of July has put lives in jeopardy as a growing number of people depend on getting their prescriptions by mail.

America’s courts, military, and press have checked Trump’s worst autocratic impulses. My former party has enabled them. The political fallout on the Republican Party will be devastating.

Biden campaign releases list of Republicans that are endorsing @JoeBiden today

We Have Crossed the Line Debt Hawks Warned Us About for Decades

I’d go further - @jaredkushner is a STONE. COLD. MURDERER of tens of thousands of Americans Why. The. Fuck. Hasn’t. He. Been. Indicted. WHY??? whispers don’t pull that counterintelligence card with me Nearly 178,00p dead Americans

#JaredIsEvil is trending at #9

"In Lithuania tens of thousands of people linked arms in solidarity, forming a 19 mile chain from Vilnius to the border with Belarus." Actions like this, giving us hope for the future and faith in the innate, unquenchable human desire for freedom

Don’t let the Administration claim Afghanistan as a success.

Tillerson went in to see Trump about giving Ukraine the Javelins. Trump's reaction was, ‘Are you out of your f'n mind? Why are we giving them anything?” “His whole attitude was [the sale] would hurt the Russians."

Sex, lies, & the Pool Boy: Jerry Falwell Jr. throws MIami pool boy under the bus, alleges affair, extortion.

NEWS: Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House at the end of this month. She told the president tonight, in the Oval Office.

Accusing your scientists and doctors of Deep State treachery, and then pressuring them to approve treatments to coincide with the RNC to cover for your own tragic coronavirus response, seems a perfect example of Trump’s “Government by Gesture”.

Revealing. Falwell admits/claims(?) wife had affair with pool boy. And gives the story to one the hackiest/pro-Trump journos out there. Seems clear they’re trying to get of some much bigger story.

Virgin Islands Will Subpoena Billionaire Investor in Epstein Case - The territory’s attorney general wants to know more about Leon Black’s dealings with Epstein, who died while facing sex-trafficking charges. Black is a founder of Apollo Global Managemen

The Carter Center, the democracy promotion organisation founded by Jimmy Carter, is to launch its first United States election initiative this year, citing an "erosion" of democracy in the country.

Kushner: I have a lot of friends in New Jersey Kushner 1 min later: My point is I don’t have too many friends in New Jersey

And the person who knows all about it is someone with a strong incentive to talk: Steve Bannon.

A federal judge has ruled that Indiana election officials cannot reject absentee ballots based upon mismatched signatures without first notifying the voter and giving them a chance to correct any mistakes.

The GOP will be nothing more than a party that elicits laughter and derision after this week. Then after November they will cease to exist, they will never undue the shame of becoming enablers to a foolish king. @realDonaldTrump

“There was a general feeling that we could accommodate the Russians in some way.” "Wild ideas flew—withdrawing U.S. troops from the Baltics just to please Putin, cooperating with the Russian military to such an extent it would have broken the law."

Jeff Flake joins over two-dozen former GOP members of Congress to launch ‘Republicans for Biden’

KENTUCKY: Reminder it was Mitch McConnell who said "No More Money for the Unemployed", after giving $1,250,000,000,000.00 to Corporate America.

High school students are demanding schools teach more Black history, include more Black authors

New RNC logo. (It’s a lemming.

Belarus's Lukashenko vows new steps to crack down on opponents

Details of the 10-point Republican policy platform 1. Jobs jobs jobs 2. Drain the swamp 3. Police 4. Slavery? 5-10. Coming in two weeks

EXCLUSIVE: In the last 4 years, Jared Kushner and a Russian sovereign wealth fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev have communicated in private about ways the U.S. and Russia could work togethe

Once again, Dr. Hahn takes the podium and begins by saying “thank you Mr. President for your leadership” Seriously, Soviet Central committee speeches were less predictable than this.

Makes perfect sense. No agenda, no principles, no convictions, no ideology. Stand for nothing other than adoring the leader.

Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica.

“Fox News has deliberately and repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by Covid-19 for the sake of making Trump look good” – @LloydGreen9 reviews Hoax, @BrianStelter's well-sourced portrait of the symbiotic relationship between president and presenters

“The business of the English Commander-in-Chief being first to bring an Enemy's Fleet to Battle, on the most advantageous terms to himself... and secondly, to continue them there, without separating, until the business is decided.“ — Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson

The core message of the final night of the #DemConvention was that Joe Biden is a normal human who knows what he’s doing. It's a standard that his rival can’t possibly meet.

Trump is turning America into Nazi Germany #AmericaWakeUp

It's hard to say which is more absurd and revealing. Not only does the GOP platform essentially say, "We stand for whatever Trump says we stand for at any given moment"; it also attacks the media in advance to discourage any questioning of the RNC's unwavering devotion to him!

EXCLUSIVE: In the last 4 years, Jared Kushner and a Russian sovereign wealth fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev have communicated in private about ways the U.S. and Russia could work together

Your daily reminder that Gilead is charging $3,000 for a COVID drug that was developed with $70,000,000 of taxpayer dollars and costs them less than $10 to produce.

BREAKING: Jeff Flake joins over two-dozen former GOP members of Congress to launch ‘Republicans for Biden.’ The announcement comes on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

More South Carolinians are out of work today than any August in history. More Americans have died in last five months than any time in US history. Nothing @LindseyGrahamSC is doing will help anyone get a job or save lives. I gave to @harrisonjaime. Hope you will too.

the president is going to explode: "goodell insisting the protests were not about the flag, and said it was wrong to call players unpatriotic."

But how many Pool Boys’s can Jerry Jr deadlift? @JerryFalwellJr

As one storm heading toward the US Gulf Coast is weakening, another is growing stronger.

AP investigation: Thousands of U.S. facilities were allowed to bypass environmental rules during the pandemic. The Trump administration's move eased monitoring of smokestacks, medical waste shipments, sewage plants, oilfields and chemical plants.

Mike Pence hopes four years of subservience to Trump paves his path to the presidency

.#JacobBlake, unarmed, shot 7 times in the back by police in front of his children.

More than 250K already at the Independence square in Minsk! It’s more than in 1990 when people protested for Independence. Belarus will be free.

China’s Communist Party runs a Hong Kong publishing empire that’s trying to win hearts and minds in the city — and according to critics including pro-democracy lawmakers, silence dissenting voices like never before

Hong Kong protesters are adapting new strategies as China's security law stifles old tactics

Glory to Hong Kong

With no magazine.

Tillerson went in to see Trump about giving Ukraine the Javelins. Trump's reaction was, ‘Are you out of your f'n mind? Why are we giving them anything?” “His whole attitude was [the sale] would hurt the Russians."

It's so weird being Canadian in 2020 and having 1930's Germany as our Southern neighbour

Kim Jong Un reportedly faking his death to get out of speaking at the RNC.


Trump & Kushner helped traffic fake Russian ventilators while New Yorkers were dying.

From Wisconsin @GovEvers: "While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country."

Northern California is on alert for further lightning strikes tonight, as hundreds of wildfires ravage over 1 million acres of the state

Kellyanne Conway says she's leaving the White House next week and George Conway is stepping away from the Lincoln Project to focus on their family

57 percent of Republicans think 176,000 coronavirus deaths (and counting) is acceptable. Holy shit.

EXCLUSIVE: Jared Kushner’s private channel with Putin’s money man revealed

Kellyanne Conway has been the chief propagandist for a White House that has inflicted enormous suffering and laid out a white supremacist worldview as a governing vision. She will go down in history as the leading apologist for unmitigated hatred as public policy.

Trump on eve of RNC renomination: Bannon arrested; Kellyanne stepping down; sister Maryanne Trump Barry calling him “cruel...phony...stupid.”

BREAKING: Witnesses say a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was tasered and then shot several times by police after he broke up a fight between two women. His condition is unknown.

Protests and arrests near GOP convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

There was the impressive strength of both numbers and emotions in the manifestation for Belarus in Lithuania 🇱🇹 yesterday. Old ties are coming back

Campaign Adviser Insists Trump Has ‘Very Good Track Record of Hiring Excellent People’

The GOP just announced that there is no 2020 platform this year other than to reassert “the Party’s strong support for President Donald Trump and his Administration.”

Yesterday was a deeply humiliating day for Lukashenko. He had to access his palace by helicopter, and was evidently so scared of the massive peaceful manifestation that he felt the need of a bulletproof vest and had to carry a semiautomatic rifle. Is this a confident man?

'Cult of Personality': RNC Mocked After Announcing They're Totally Abandoning a Party Platform, Just Supporting Trump

Loss of smell and taste is more severe in Covid-19 patients than in patients with common colds and that could be due to the effect coronavirus has on the brain and nervous system, British researchers report.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Auckland will stay in lockdown four days longer than initially planned to get its outbreak under control

After terrorist assholes hit the World Trade Center, 2,606 people died. The country came together: Democrats AND Republicans. Now 57% of Republicans call 176,000 dead from COVID-19 "acceptable losses?" What happened to you, America?

President Obama and I established a White House office to prepare our nation for future pandemics. Donald Trump eliminated it — and we've been paying the price every single day. — Joe Biden

Breaking via WaPo: Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House at the end of the month.