Saturday, August 29, 2020

Is he drunk?

I don’t know a single person who believes any part of this pandemic has been a “good thing". Secretary DeVos and President Trump refuse to take this virus seriously—our children are paying the price — Joe Biden

This is NOT normal. @realDonaldTrump’s words embolden the worst human impulses. @Facebook @FoxNews and @OANN further drive this behavior. There’s no safety in #TrumpsAmerica

The American people have both the right and the need to know that another nation, Russia, is trying to help decide who their president should be. Read my statement with @RepAdamSchiff — Nancy Pelosi

From experience, these briefings are critical for oversight and national security. They were rarely enjoyable, but always essential. Halting them—in the midst of what even his administration concedes is Russian election interference to help him—benefits only Trump and Putin.

Donald Trump still hasn’t figured out how to close an umbrella on his own

CONFIRMED: ODNI told congressional officials that it will still provide written briefings on election security, but that they should not expect verbal in-person briefings on the topic, which give members an opportunity to ask questions & challenge briefers


@vulture⁩ is reporting Leonard Cohen’s Estate Declined the RNC’s Use of ‘Hallelujah’

NEW: We're going to prevent Trump's attempts at softening his image by airing one of our latest ads, "Decency," with a $1M buy

Mick Mulvaney is taking up a side gig as a hedge fund founder where he’ll buy stock in banks and other financial firms based on his knowledge of government regulations.

FACT: Zuckerberg, like Trump, is in the business of trading dollars for lives. Zuck's just a bit slicker. Fuck Zuck. Fuck Trump. Delete Facebook.#DeleteFacebook

There’s something seriously wrong with Trump’s health: his trouble walking, the constant slurring, the way he drinks water. The American people need to know what’s going on. #TrumpIsNotWell

Revealed: QAnon Facebook groups are growing at a rapid pace around the world

This is the truth. Mark Zuckerberg has done more to destroy Democracies around the world and enable violence than almost anyone.

Jacob Blake's uncle slams police union's claims of what happened leading up to the shooting

“Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday became the first federal inmate in New York City to receive an in-person lawyer visit in jail since coronavirus restrictions took effect, an attorney said.”

In March, a southern Illinois man who was under isolation orders for showing COVID-19 symptoms entered a busy gas station. An employee recognized him from Facebook. Prosecutors charged him with reckless conduct. Now, the case has been dismissed.

Jacob Blake Sr. says when Joe Biden called him to ask about his son, he says, “I talked to him on the phone for an hour. It was like talking to one of my uncles.” Says Biden earned the nickname “Uncle Joe.”

U.S. government spending on tear gas, rubber bullets and related riot gear has soared this year

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has told members of Congress that the military will not play a role in November's election and won't help settle any disputes if the results are contested

Man vs. Stairs continues

Belarusian authorities have decided to expel all the Western journalists. Reuters, BBC, AP, Agence France-Presse, Radio Free Europe, Deutsche Welle, ARD, RFi. This morning their correspondents and photographers have been stripped of accreditation and have to leave the country

JUST IN: UAE ruler issues decree formally ending the country's boycott of Israel, @AP reports

TRUMP: "You better vote for me or you are going to have the greatest depression you have ever seen."

Another day, another superspreader event for Trump. This one in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“For months, I searched for the larger principles or sense of purpose that animates [Mitch] McConnell,” @JaneMayerNYer writes. “Finally, someone who knows him very well told me, ‘Give up.’

Trump's apocalyptic acceptance speech in 60 seconds.

After the CDC softened its recommendation for Covid-19 testing of close contacts, local health departments are pushing back, saying the recent move wasn’t based on science: "We need to be clear and consistent. The new guidance is neither of those things."

Amid fears that Trump might not leave office, two lawmakers press for Pentagon assurances on the election

As we mark the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, we must continue the hard work of perfecting our union. It's up to all of us to carry on the march toward equality, liberty, and justice for all.

"What is happening in Belarus today provides some clues about what awaits Russia in the very near future," said Alexei Navalny's chief of staff

These guys are stone cold killers. The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility. They sat right next to each other and didn't wear masks intentionally. They knew they were setting an example that would be followed and they reveled in it. STONE. COLD. KILLERS.

SCOOP The president's travels keep sickening and sidelining @SecretService agents. Five had to be replaced in Tampa. Two fell sick when assigned to Bedminster for Trump's golf trip there. Agents who will take a bullet for democracy now risk lethal virus

Walmart says it will give its 1.5 million U.S. workers up to three hours paid time off to vote. Apple is giving workers four hours off. Coca-Cola, Twitter, Cisco and Uber are giving employees the day off

Trump Hotel Vancouver closes for good. It was in trouble even before COVID because of its toxic brand name. Trump Hotel Toronto is now a St. Regis. Vancouver is likewise hoping for a relaunch

Once again, Putin is the backstop of dictators. Without his threats, Lukashenko would lose all his support. How many dictatorships would fall if Putin did not support them? How many people would be free?

SCOOP: NYC public housing tenants say they were tricked by a U.S. official into appearing in a Republican convention video. “I am not a Trump supporter,” one tenant said.

EXCLUSIVE: Two former DHS officials tell The Daily Beast that there was an unwritten policy to not utter words like “domestic terrorism” and “white supremacy” around the president, for fear that he would take such conversations as implicit criticism of him

Elizabeth Neumann, formerly a DHS assistant secretary, recalled being advised to describe the handling of the El Paso mass shooting as “countering violence,” rather than “countering domestic terrorism or white supremacy” when in front of the president

”The subtext was clear, that by using those words, we would be distracting the president from the core issue,” Neumann said. “There is a problem when a president can’t seem to have a conversation with certain words that remind him of criticism.”

Sources said there are multiple subjects and “trigger words” they have avoided bringing up in front of President Trump because of his propensity to lash out, severely complicating efforts to respond to high-profile killings

Former DHS chief of staff Miles Taylor was similarly told “to avoid using ‘domestic terrorism’ and terms associated, and especially, ‘Russia.’” Read the full exclusive story by @swin24 and @erinbanco here

The President incites violence, inspires white-supremacist shooters, and his failed COVID response is costing thousands of lives per day. When you look at the world right now, ask yourself: Do you feel safe in Trump’s America?

New: The richest man in South Dakota, T. Denny Sanford, was investigated for possible possession of child pornography, according to four people familiar with the matter. Sanford is a major donor to children’s charities and Republican politicians.

A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules.

Trump's entire point is to remove the distinction between him and the state, as with all autocrats. And once again, America is finding out its laws against such corruption are unwritten, unenforceable, or too slow to matter

What happened at Trump’s secret midnight run to Walter Reed Medical Center?

For those of you insisting Erik Prince was inciting violence in Portland - uhm, you were CORRECT - just found this for sale on his website - anyone at the DOJ want to look into this? nah

Steve Bannon's company Cambridge Analytica stole 230 MILLION user profiles on FB to help Trump win 2016. Now Bannon's indicted on felony fraud charges for running a national racket to raise $25 million bucks by selling "The Wall" Mexico was supposed to pay for.#DeleteFacebook

One of my daughter's teachers and multiple students in that class tested positive. Just got the notification an hour ago. Man enough to say I'm scared and feel like crying. What if my kid is sick?

“Regarding the Navalny case, we expect Russia to facilitate and positively contribute to the investigations. And: As EU, we need a principled, more active and more interest-driven Russia policy."

I get so sick of the self-perpetuated myth that Trump doesn’t drink. He does and always has, but speed is his drug of choice, as it makes him feel in control and because Alcoholism is so rampant in his family. Drugs are just his jam.

BREAKING: 452 students have tested positive for #COVID19, along with 28 employees, @ASU announced late Friday evening. 205 students are isolating at Tempe campus, and more than 50% of positive cases are off-campus. Link coming soon.

Chadwick Boseman's final tweet.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway made an explicit argument on Fox News that the violence benefits the president politically

Secret Service covering up Coronavirus infections among its agents lest reports anger President Trump

How Trump's company charged the Secret Service more than $900,000 room rentals and resort fees. Tack on the huge cost of the RNC reality tv show at THE WHITE HOUSE, it’s been a profitable week that you paid for Trump’s family & friends to party. 🇺🇸

Trump’s RNC speech was like going to a NASCAR race and watching the cars parallel park for three hours.

Trump: You know what I say? Protest this, your ass. I don’t talk about my ass

Ignoring repeated warnings that Facebook users were organizing to slaughter peaceful protesters is not an “operational mistake.” It is complicity in murder.

Does Jared Kushner want NBA players to shut up and dribble or fix racism entirely? It’s unclear.

HUGE STORY not getting much press. First time in USA history, the USA gov't controls stock prices. The Fed and Mnuchin are buying $1,250,000,000,000 (yep Trillions) of corporate bonds resulting in spikes in the stock prices of those companies."

France's president says the government can't rule out a new nationwide lockdown after the country's national health agency decried an “exponential” rise in new coronavirus infections.

Facebook let Russia uses its platform to interfere in 2016 election. Facebook threatened legal action to stop Cambridge Analytica story. Facebook let the New Zealand massacre stream live. Facebook didn’t respond to user complaints about calls to arms in Kenosha.

A pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to their insurance.

The President pardoned Roger Stone to protect himself. Stone knows Trump LIED to Robert Mueller about his knowledge of WikiLeaks. @realDonaldTrump lied to the American people and will continue to do so.

Maryanne Trump Barry is also heard calling Eric Trump the "moron" in the latest audios released by the president's niece Mary Trump.

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps to be first Black woman to join International Space Station crew

Trump realizes that the absence of college football this fall will be a regular reminder in states like Wisconsin and Minnesota of how poorly he handled the coronavirus

Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43