Friday, January 15, 2021

Breaking: The NRA is filing for bankruptcy.


President-elect Joe Biden says he'll use the Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of the coronavirus vaccine, fulfilling a campaign pledge.


The Capitol Police are investigating whether members of Congress gave tours to visitors who were part of a pro-Trump mob that attacked the Capitol, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned if any Republicans aided the rioters they would be punished


Peter Stager allegedly claimed he thought the Metropolitan Police officer was a member of “antifa.”


Sasse statement: “Every American needs to understand what the Department of Justice has just made public: Investigators have strong evidence to suggest that some of the rioters who stormed the United States Capitol planned to kidnap and possibly assassinate the Vice President.”


Sasse statement: “Every American needs to understand what the Department of Justice has just made public: Investigators have strong evidence to suggest that some of the rioters who stormed the United States Capitol planned to kidnap and possibly assassinate the Vice President.”

AP sources: Vice President Mike Pence calls Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her, offer assistance.


"If this investigation was a football game, we'd still be in the first quarter," says FBI's Steven D'antuono


When the Trump admin announced that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses held in reserve for second shots, no such reserve existed. States were anticipating a windfall.


ABC finds connections between Bannon, Stone, and Flynn and the Jan 6th insurrectionists (connections that are not very difficult to detect, tbf)


WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration.


Last night, I received disturbing news, confirmed to me directly by General Perna of Operation Warp Speed: States will not be receiving increased shipments of vaccines from the national stockpile next week, because there is no federal reserve of doses.


Keep track: Roger Stone, Steve Bannon, and Michael Flynn all participated in efforts to promote the January 6 "Stop the Steal" event that ultimately devolved into a riotous and deadly melee at the U.S. Capitol


The Big Lie. @GOPLeader @HawleyMO @tedcruz are responsible for inciting the attack on the US Capitol. @ProjectLincoln rejects calls to unify and reconcile with the fascists, rascists and autocrats who took over the Capitol, tore down the American flag and raised the MAGA over


As Democrats push for probe of GOP ties to riots, Rep. Lauren Boebert denies involvement


Post-COVID lungs worse than the worst smokers' lungs, surgeon says - CBS News


EXCLUSIVE: The rioting criminal mob came within 60~ seconds of seeing Mike Pence on Jan. 6. And they were just 90 feet away from a small office where Pence was hiding, before a cop steered them away.


"People don’t want to believe really bad news.”


Attack, grab territory, then sue for peace and call your victims the warmongers. The GOP's calls for deescalation and unity today are much like the pattern of foreign aggression by dictatorships.


An amazing tell, @RepBoebert accuses @RepSeanMaloney of outing her as being involved in the capitol riots, only he didn’t.


Nobody Wants To Work With The Trumps Anymore


“Every day that I store that vaccine in a freezer is another person, or another few people, that die,” said the hospital's chief medical officer


Very interested in this story, which is essentially that West Virginia is beating every other state in administering covid vaccine by actually taking responsibility for doing it at the state level, not passing buck to someone else.


NEW: Lawyers say they still have not reached parents of 611 kids separated by Trump, per tonight's court filing. That number breaks down this way:


Here’s your scorecard: You incited an attack. Even made a shooting joke in your Floor remarks. Tweeted and outed the Speaker’s security situation. And a cop died.


In the end, 95 percent of House Republicans put loyalty to Trump above loyalty to the Constitution. That is not good news for the future of the GOP


On Jan 22, I will participate for the 2nd time in the @UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting on the situation in Belarus. Karpiankou’s recording will be used as the evidence of regime’s ongoing crimes against humanity while Belarusians exercising their constitutional rights


What a madness! This recording reveals the insanity within security services in Belarus, which reminds the 30's of XX century rather than 2021. Camps for protesters, conspiracy about a hybrid war. By beating & torturing peaceful Belarusian citizens they feel like defending Russia


Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus said he plans to build a camp for people, realizing their constitutional right to protest peacefully against lawlessness. Can you imagine this in your country? BYPOL initiative shared new information


Is Trump KIDDING? Sending Heidi Stirrup to the DOJ to get dirt on me? The dirtiest thing that has ever happened to me is TRUMP. Thank you, @murraywaas for the astonishing story!


Ken Cuccinelli, the guy who tried to change the poem on the Statue of Liberty to fit his shit take on immigration, is the guy protecting the Inauguration at the Capitol. Great


Ted Cruz - “He’s supposed to be a smart asshole,” said one staffer, but now he isn't even smart.


QAnon-curious Rep. Lauren Boebert flips out in letter to Dem, swearing she never gave “reconnaissance” Capitol tours to rioters


Hong Kong Broadband Network admits it blocked website under national security law


#HongKong media mogul #JimmyLai shipped from a detention centre to a max security prison this morning Lai, who has been remanded in custody for alleged crimes under the city’s national security law, was apparently again chained around his waist during the transfer


Hong Kong lawyer and District Councillor Daniel Wong Kwok-Tung shouts: “We must insist on democracy, rule of law, human rights! Hong Kongers, don't give up!” as he is escorted out of his office and arrested by the Hong Kong Police under the National Security Law πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ earlier today.


Sam Yip, the new vice convener of the non-government organization Civil Human Rights Front, said there is only one thing to do under ever-growing suppression, which is to do what he believes is right.


Hong Kong democracy activists confront their Trump dilemma


This full post by @Franklin_Graham comparing the Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to Judas is unhinged. Trump's presidency has served as a CAT scan on white evangelical Christianity in America; much of what's been revealed is sick and sickening.


The Saga of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Bizarre Relationship With a Miami Beach Pool Boy, Explained


.@RepMGS says even though the Capitol invasion left her staffers “terrorized,” they still returned to work after the attack to finish the election certification process. Scanlon tells @Lawrence that “ultimately, responsibility lies with the president."


“Hawley explains that he was just trying to speak up for Missouri voters who were deeply concerned about the sanctity of Pennsylvania’s state constitution.”


Post-ABC poll finds overwhelming opposition to Capitol attacks, majority support for preventing Trump from serving again


This is frightening. Those who stormed the Capitol need to face the consequences.


Sen. Rick Scott, chairman of the @NRSC, is asking for help rebuilding the Republican Party. Let's #DefundTheGOP instead.


US Capitol riot: Police describe facing the Trump mob "They felt like they would just walk up there and tell us that they're here to take back Congress and we would agree with them and we'd walk in hand in hand and just take over the nation." Inside help?


Why hasn’t the @FBI arrested these 2 yet? Just sayin.


Federal prosecutors come out and say it: MAGA rioters planned to capture and kill lawmakers at the Capitol


Tommy Tuberville, the senator Giuliani instructed to keep objecting to the vote-RIGHT AFTER THE COUP-now says that we should delay Biden's inauguration and asks why we can't delay... Let me explain it in his own language: The Constitution says it, I believe it, that settles it.


Democratic Reps. DeLauro and McCollum, responding to images of National Guard members lying on Capitol complex floors, have written to the Army Secretary requesting "cots or other equipment to more easily facilitate their ability to rest while they are on Capitol grounds."


Years later, Michigan officials are made to answer for Flint water crisis


Former Google ethicist: ‘We have been watching different movies of reality’