Wednesday, January 20, 2021



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LIVE --> Presidential #Inauguration - LIVE on C-SPAN


Football incoming.


Pres.-elect Joe Biden and Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris arrive for their inauguration ceremony.


Alibaba’s Jack Ma reemerges from three-month absence after clash with Beijing


Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate chamber, will escort Kamala Harris at the inauguration as the new acting deputy House Sergeant at Arms




Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time.


"Have a good life. We'll see you soon." ["YMCA" by the Village People plays as Trump leaves]


I think Trump claimed the 1918 flu pandemic started in 1917 one last time just for me


Another QAnon deadline passes. Trump was supposed to at least refer to his grand takeover of the US in that speech. Didn't happen, didn't matter to Q supporters. They saw 17 flags behind him. Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet. Goalposts moved until noon.


Donald Trump's Richard Nixon moment


As her notorious green jacket foretold, she really doesn’t care. First lady Melania Trump reportedly couldn’t summon up the energy to write her own goodbye notes to her staff.


Hey you forgot your kid


#CCP was committing genocide against Uighurs in #Xinjiang, #Washington said, the eve of President @realDonaldTrump’s final day in office.


A Biden nominee pledges to release a U.S. report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a decision that could embarrass the kingdom’s crown prince


Back in 2014, Steve Bannon was warned by Rudy Giuliani’s law firm that Cambridge Analytica was breaking US federal law. And now with his last-minute pardon, Bannon will get away with it.


Brayden Harrington, NH Teen Who Bonded With Biden Over Stutter, Will Be Part Of Inauguration Special


Tomorrow, a new chapter in America begins. Be there when it starts. 10 AM EST.


The 16-year-old Mikita Zalatarou is facing criminal charges for 'malicious hooliganism' for August protests. The boy has imprisoned since Aug., he is beaten by police & was once admitted from prison to an intensive care unit. Mikita has epilepsy. This is state terror in Belarus.


MIAMI HERALD: Judge orders release of additional Ghislaine Maxwell records


After all that. Biden puts “immediate end” to border wall construction


With Hours Left in Office, Trump Grants Clemency to Bannon and Other Allies


MEPs call to halt Russia pipeline and impose EU Magnitsky Act over Navalny arrest


One Russian paper today on Alexei Navalny’s arrest: “His life now depends on two factors: the scale of outrage in the West & whether there will be any outrage in Russia.”


The UK foreign office refutes “misleading claims” over BN(O) visa scheme. Nothing people don’t already know. Perhaps this bit: “Withdrawing recognition of BN(O) passports would be in direct contravention of this commitment by the Chinese Government.”


Hannity calls for McConnell to be replaced as GOP Senate leader: “Establishment Republicans have no backbone, no principle, no courage, no vision”


Scoop: Biden’s team denies acting Defense Sec Christopher Miller’s request for transition space at the Pentagon after he leaves office tomorrow, a courtesy normally extended at the Defense Dept, @nwadhams reports


Hit the road Jack


These are the shoes I was wearing when Trump attacked me. They are 27 years old. The label is "Barney's New York." I am walking on air today because tomorrow Trump will be gone.


It’s an infected urethra. It’s perfect.


“Not long after he strides across the White House grounds Wednesday morning for the last time as president, Donald J. Trump will step into a financial minefield that appears to be unlike anything he has faced since his earlier brushes with collapse.”


Pelosi: "When we talk about, 'did any of our colleagues collaborate,' that remains to be seen. We have to get the evidence of that. If they did, they would be accessories to the crime. The crime, in some cases, was murder. The president is an accessory to that crime."


President Trump has talked in recent days with associates about forming a new political party. He wants to call it the Patriot Party.


It is a deeply troubling time in America, especially for those snubbed by A-listers for their inaugurations


Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called on United States President-elect, Joe Biden, to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions imposed on Tehran by Donald Trump's administration


Really important story. Fox's Arizona call *only* mattered because it interfered with Trump's plan to call the election that night and 'stop the count.' If Fox now regrets that, then they regret not helping him steal the election.


Hannity calls for McConnell to be replaced as GOP Senate leader: “Establishment Republicans have no backbone, no principle, no courage, no vision”


Biden, Harris lead nation in memorial for victims of Covid-19


Also let’s not forget Bannon was arrested at sea by the US Postal Service, aboard a Chinese billionaire’s yacht.


Trump pardons Bannon


Today's layoffs at Fox's digital operation are "part of the network’s larger effort to pivot its website from straight-news reporting to right-wing opinion content in the mold of Fox’s primetime programming," The Daily Beast reports


Opinion: Senator Ron Johnson calls editorial about him 'unhinged and uninformed.' The Editorial Board responds.


.@JKCorden and an array of Broadway friends bid farewell to President Trump, Les Mis style.


'Worst president in American history': Trump term ends under a cloud, in calamity


So long you orange, bloated, swoop-overed, raccoon eyed, pig assed, moronic, bigoted, 2X impeached, universally hated, ramp challenged, failed POTUS, shitty human, Emmy losing, Senate losing, House losing, election losing, crappy father, dingbat, schmuck, fuck faced Babadook.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

More than 400,000 people in the US have died from Covid-19, new data shows. Nearly a quarter of them have died in the past month. @brikeilarcnn remembers a few of those who have tragically lost their lives to the virus.


I guess I appreciate him just saying it out loud. That America's multiculturalism is a weakness. That if you're not white with European ancestry, you're not American. It's stunning to hear him say it, but at least he's not hiding it.


Josh Hawley is blocking quick consideration of Joe Biden's Homeland Security nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas.


You didn't think I'd send him off without my own departure ceremony, did you?


BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the pro-Trump mob that attacked Capitol was "fed lies" and "provoked by the president." McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 riot.


BREAKING: @CIA Director Gina Haspel has retired.


Putin imprisoned @navalny, but didn't silence him. @fbkinfo just posted its biggest ever investigation into Putin's palace. It's the biggest "home" in Russia, with wine cave, theater, dance pole, discoteque, hockey rink—to the tune of $1.35 billion. Watch


Trump hasn't left the White House or been seen in public for a week.


Who knows how @navalny's team got the detailed plans including tunnels.


So @navalny's revenge for recent events is to publish a new, more-detailed exposé of "Putin's Palace". (Google's Translate feature does quite a good job for non-Russian speakers)


.@laurenboebert Here we have Lauren the Representative of Whitetrashistan quoting Dr. King 13 days after posing on the Capitol steps surrounded by thugs flashing white power signs. Resign. You can make more money on reality TV. I’m thinking a series called Skankville could work.


Why Russia’s Overseas Spies Keep Getting Caught


Russians already joking that Putin is wearing Navalny's stolen blue novichok underwear.


An FBI report states QAnon extremists have discussed disguising themselves as National Guard troops to attack Biden inauguration, the Washington Post reports


#Opinion by Yeung Wing-yu 楊穎宇|"Meting out a severe punishment to a teacher because of 'biased' teaching materials is a new thing in the #education sector. This is without precedent in the history of #HongKong."


We're installing almost 200,000 state and territory flags that will cover the entire National Mall for #InaugurationDay! Become a symbolic sponsor of these flags and donate to our partner charities.


Putin is one desperate sad man. After arresting @navalny, someone far more popular and heroic, Putin felt compelled to post a shirtless picture of himself.


The person blocking the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.


This is complete crap. Simon & Schuster you want to explain this? @simonschuster




Jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny urges Western governments to sanction key allies of President Vladimir Putin


Hong Kong security law: Arrested teen pro-independence activist first to be released unconditionally


Parents and brother of @joshuawongcf have left Hong Kong for Australia


BREAKING: @navalny’s colleague @vashurkov shared the list of eight Russian officials and oligarchs who Alexei thought should be sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act. Alexei prepared this list days before being arrested.


Two days before he’s sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden volunteered with his family at a Philadelphia food bank, packing boxes as part of National Day of Service


Very excited for next week when he acknowledges the Russia investigations were properly predicated


This is fun: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell told Axios, "I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election."


Here’s Sean Hannity claiming Democrats want to put Trump supporters in “reeducation camps”


Rep. James Clyburn on CNN: "When [Biden] lays out his agenda and invites participation from the other side, if they're going to be recalcitrant, if they're going to throw up roadblocks, go on without them. Use your executive authority if they refuse to cooperate.'"


Don’t trust the list. Trump doesn’t have to reveal the names of anyone he pardons. Trump can issue SECRET PARDONS. Trump can pardon himself & his family and keep that secret until they are charged with federal crimes.


This morning, brave and restless Belarusians gathered to form a solidarity chain on the main avenue in Minsk. "Good morning, Belarusians! Solidarity starts with small things".


There's a new pillow in town


From an interview earlier this evening, Mike Lindell tells Right Side Broadcasting that he was just told that @BedBathBeyond has dropped MyPillow. He also complains about @slpng_giants .


"I cannot imagine a legitimate, worthwhile circumstance under which any of Donald Trump's successors will need to consult him on any classified matter." - former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson


What's working in Covid treatments and what isn't? @SamFazeli has the latest on antibodies, convalescent plasma and more


About 200,000 flags were placed where people would usually stand for the inauguration. This was BRILLIANT!


Late maneuvers by Trump add anxious air to typically tranquil transition


Monday, January 18, 2021

Trump administration releases pamphlet slamming “1619 Project” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Navalny has released a list of priority sanction targets. Time to put their money where your deep concerns are, free world leaders!


Parler is back online now by routing 100% of its user traffic through servers located within the Russian Federation. Raise your hand if you understand the very significant impact this has on the ability to surveil and target insurrectionists who organize on Parler.


BREAKING: ⁦@navalny⁩ urges Russians to 'take to the streets'. Protests scheduled for January 23rd. This is Putin’s worst nightmare coming to fruition.


Imagine Trump pouting in his bedroom listening to this while watching the moving company pack up his socks and underwear


Russian state prosecutors have jailed Alexei Navalny for 30 days. The Kremlin critic appeared in front of a hearing he labelled as ‘the highest degree of lawlessness’


Breaking NYT: Officials with Dominion Voting Systems have sent Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, a legal letter warning of pending litigation over his baseless claims of widespread fraud involving their machines.


If Fox won’t stop peddling sedition, then large cable companies such as Comcast and Charter Spectrum, which carry Fox and provide much of its revenues in the form of user fees, need to step in and kick Fox off


Pelosi to the head of the Pentagon: “I ask that you immediately cease plans to improperly install Michael Ellis as the new NSA General Counsel.... I am also requesting an [IG] investigation into the circumstances of the NSA General Counsel selection process.”


A former Florida Department of Health worker who blew the whistle on the state’s COVID-19 tracking is in jail, after authorities charged her with improperly accessing the state’s email system to sent a message to DOH employees


What A Guy: Prosecutors say Guy Reffitt of Texas stormed the Capitol & then threatened his children: “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor & you know what happens to traitors. Traitors get shot.” He said he’d “do what he has to do” & ... “put a bullet through” his daughters phone.


BREAKING (CNN): Rep. Steve Cohen confirms that Rep. @laurenboebert gave a large tour prior to the attack on the Capitol.


"We saw congress[woman] Boebert taking a group of people for a tour sometime after the 3rd and before the 6th." -- Rep. Steve Cohen says he and a colleague saw Rep. Boebert giving people a tour of the Capitol in the days leading up to the riot


BREAKING: @navalny has been taken to Matrosskaya Tishina prison, the place where Sergei Magnitsky was murdered.


Per DC Fire & EMS, there was a fire under a highway near the Capitol, that has since been extinguished


The Capitol building in Washington DC is on lockdown owing to a security threat. Reporters say an emergency announcement is playing and a rehearsal for Biden's inauguration has been suspended. Security is tight, with National Guard members deployed.


DEVELOPING: Participants in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration were evacuated during rehearsal on West Front of Capitol


An alert just went off in the Capitol urging people to stay inside and to not leave due to an external security threat. It urged people to stay away from windows and doors


It’s not actually called a lobbyist if it’s just a person facilitating a bribe.


Global pressure mounts for release of newly detained Russian opposition leader Navalny


A curious detail: in the Khimki police station where @Navalny is on trial today you can see portrait of Genrikh Yagoda, the head of NKVD secret service in 1934-36, hanging on the wall. He supervised show trials and was the person who launched the GULAG


The judge retired to make a decision. Announcement at 15.45. She only needs 15 minutes, so it's ready.


I join international calls for the immediate release of Alexei @navalny. Those responsible for the attempt to assassinate him, using a prohibited chemical weapon, must be brought to justice. #Russia has to respect its international commitments on human rights and the rule of law.


Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump’s life extremely difficult


Detaining Alexey Navalny allows Putin to test the waters early on with the new U.S. administration


This week America crosses a tragic milestone- 400,000 confirmed dead of COVID19. Even its last hours, the Trump administration continues to fail us- most recently promising nonexistent vaccine reserves. Death and anguish are his legacy.


Keith Rupert Murdoch digital soldiers


Despite soaring stock prices and his own tax cuts, Trump will leave about $500 million poorer. His buildings are saddled with more than $1 billion in debt, most of it coming due in the next three years and more than a third of it personally guaranteed.

 !00 pardons @ 2 mil each?

The courage of this man, who returns to his country after a painful near-death ordeal being poisoned by Putin, knowing he is going to be arrested on arrival. This man is prepared to give his life for democracy, while GOP politicians here were selling it out, fearing Trump tweets.


#BREAKING Germany calls for Russia's Alexei Navalny to be 'freed immediately'


As Los Angeles County battles against the unrelenting coronavirus, an air pollution control agency says it has temporarily suspended limits on cremations in order to assist crematoriums in the county with a "backlog" caused by the pandemic.


Pompeo’s last hurrah poised to test Biden’s China policy


Navalny’s lawyer has been notified that his client goes on trial which [checks time] started eight minutes ago.


Kissing his wife goodbye- Russia’s prominent opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s determination to return raises the stakes for the Kremlin because he has strong adherents not just in Moscow, but in the regions where President Putin is counting on support!


The main press pack are stuck outside in Moscow winter temperatures as Russia's most prominent opposition activist goes on trial inside a police station. A trial that his own lawyers had only moments advance notice of, but pro-govt media are al set up inside.


Schiff says Trump "can't be trusted" to receive intel briefings when out of office


“All the money in China is coloured. ... Every listed company in mainland China has a party branch. The Communist Party control nearly all enterprise, and the priority is not making money, but to advance the political agenda of the CCP."


Alexey @Navalny this morning, speaking from inside a court room in Khimki, decrying the Kremlin's "absurd" proceedings against him. "It's like a bunker. What are they so afraid of? ... a new level of impunity here"


Alexey @navalny asks the "court" for all journalists to be admitted


Martin Luther King Day 2021 ““No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”


NYT's lead story: "400,000 Deaths in a Year And Failure at Every Level"


Alexey Navalny


Solidarity prevails! "International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel is set to inform <...> Aliaxandr Lukashenka that the country has been stripped of its 2021 World Championship co-hosting rights, according to Swiss media reports.


Beijing likens Pompeo to a ‘praying mantis’ following latest US sanctions over Hong Kong crackdown


"In December, legislation in Congress that would have made it easier for Hong Kong residents to gain refugee status was blocked by Senator Ted Cruz"


"That is how the terrorist attack of Jan. 6 happened. Millions of Americans infected with the virus of disinformation,” says @jaketapper. "Until those who spread the big lie work to correct it... I fear that the US will continue to be in this bad and dangerous place"


Former CIA officer John Kiriakou says he was told Rudy Giuliani could help him secure a pardon for $2 million. Kiriakou rejected the offer, but an associate, fearing that Giuliani was illegally selling pardons, alerted the FBI


Canada strongly condemns the arrest of Alexei @Navalny upon arrival in Moscow. Russian authorities must immediately release him. This is unacceptable & we will continue to demand an explanation into his poisoning.


Extraordinary news from #Moscow: Vladimir Putin shuts Vnukovo airport minutes before Alexei @Navlany is due to land back in #Russia, @tvrain reports. His plane has now turned around, its destination unclear after "strange manoeuvre


Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been detained after landing back in Moscow. Navalny was stopped at a customs checkpoint. He appeared to hug his wife goodbye, and his spokesman reports that his lawyer was not allowed to accompany him.


EXCLUSIVE: A U.S. Army reservist with a secret-level security clearance and “access to a variety of munitions” has been charged with taking part in the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.


JUST IN: President Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office, sources say, though — as of now — not for himself


The FBI is investigating evidence that a woman who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to Russians


Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden is requesting that the IRS investigate whether tax-exempt organizations were directly involved in planning or inciting the Capitol insurrection.


BREAKING—Joe Biden plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office. A briefing note from Biden transition says "Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit" on list of executive actions for Day 1 of Biden presidency


It's time to wake up now.


More from the AP: U.S. defense officials say they're worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.


"So what are we gonna do about it, Sidney?" Trump would say every few seconds, whipping Powell more and more into a frenzy. He was having fun with it. "She really is crazy, huh?" he said, again with his finger on the mute button.


All Donald Trump has to do to prevent further political violence is say one sentence: “the election was not stolen.”


Event Strategies was paid $1.3M from the Trump Campaign for audio and visual services. Their founder, Tim Unes, was "stage manager" for last week's insurrection event. Here's his company's number and email address. Let them know what we think of insurrectionists.


Why did the network insist an agreement with the family of a murdered young man remain undisclosed until after the election?


Sunday, January 17, 2021

They actually refer to @HawleyMO and @tedcruz


THREAT LEVEL IN THE CAPITAL: @RepAdamSchiff tells @margbrennan he thinks the #inauguration will proceed safely, but underscores there remains a "profound threat" posed by extremists On the current security and military posture in DC he says, “it reminds me of visiting Baghdad.”


Police already arrested Navalny's brother and some of his closest aides, seemingly for the crime of waiting for him at the airport


Thoughtful, serious, and 100% correct. Highly recommended piece by ⁦@TheRickWilson⁩ Unity? First, accountability: Before Joe Biden can bring America together, Donald Trump and his helpers must pay for what they’ve don


Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials


A retired Navy Seal who boasted about “breaching the Capitol” changed his tune when ABC News called him:”I would like to express to you just a cry for life now has been absolutely turned upside-down...I am not a terrorist. I am not a traitor”


CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota: It’s Time to Stop Putting ‘Delusional’ Trump Supporters on Air


"I think Cruz would want us to do this so I think we're good," says one of the terrorists in this @NewYorker video


Pardon me


CNN Poll: Trump will leave office with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, with more Americans than ever in support of removing him from office


Belarusian blogger, political prisoner Ihar Losik has been on hunger strike for more than a month. The regime doesn't care, but we do. Let's support Ihar with letters. Let's fight together for democracy and freedom in Belarus. Let's be united against state terror and lawlessness.


Republicans should stop backing Trump apologist Kevin McCarthy


THIS IS AWESOME! Hundreds in publishing sign letter objecting to book deals for the Trump administration


Ok guys — here’s My Pillow Guy on the day of the riots. Completely bonkers. And Trump met with him again today. They participated in a failed coup. Once again, how is this guy not in custody? Asking for a country...




Police chief’s widow: "He regretted" not wearing a mask


When you and your friends are waiting for the plane to arrive


Any move by Trump to pardon himself in his final days in office could backfire, legal experts say


Mary Trump: My Uncle ‘Enjoyed Every Second’ Of Capitol Riot


Giuliani tells me he's working on Trump's impeachment defense and tells me he'd argue his voter fraud claims in the Senate trial: "If you can prove that it's true," he says of Trump's speech before the riot, "they are no longer fighting words."


Billbrowder on the importance of the #GenocideAmendment


Lukashenka's Dep. Minister of Interior Karpiankou plans to build a camp for peaceful protesters. I call on our international partners to act fast. We have no right to leave Belarusians on their own at this fight against the regime. Watch my statement: