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Has U.S. Democracy Been Trumped? Bernie Sanders wants to know who owns America?

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Posted 2020-July-04, 09:46

Annie Karni at NYT: https://nyti.ms/31I2yu2

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WASHINGTON — Standing in a packed amphitheater in front of Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration, President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech on Friday that cast his struggling effort to win a second term as a battle against a “new far-left fascism” seeking to wipe out the nation’s values and history.

With the coronavirus pandemic raging and his campaign faltering in the polls, his appearance amounted to a fiery reboot of his re-election effort, using the holiday and an official presidential address to mount a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the left that he portrayed as inciting mayhem and moving the country toward totalitarianism.

“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” Mr. Trump said, addressing a packed crowd of sign-waving supporters, few of whom wore masks. “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”

Mr. Trump barely mentioned the frightening resurgence of the pandemic, even as the country surpassed 53,000 new cases and health officials across the nation urged Americans to scale back their Fourth of July plans.

Instead, appealing unabashedly to his base with ominous language and imagery, he railed against what he described as a dangerous “cancel culture” intent on toppling monuments and framed himself as a strong leader who would protect the Second Amendment, law enforcement and the country’s heritage.

The scene at Mount Rushmore was the latest sign of how Mr. Trump appears, by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the health crisis gripping the country. More than just a partisan rally, it underscored the extent to which Mr. Trump is appealing to a subset of Americans to carry him to a second term by changing the subject and appealing to fear and division.

“Most presidents in history have understood that when they appear at a national monument, it’s usually a moment to act as a unifying chief of state, not a partisan divider,” Michael Beschloss, the presidential historian, said before the speech.

Most politicians, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic nominee, this year were forgoing any of the traditional holiday parades and flag-waving appearances. The vast majority of fireworks displays in big cities and small rural towns have been canceled as new cases reported in the United States have increased by 90 percent in the past two weeks.

As he traveled to South Dakota for the huge fireworks display at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mr. Trump, however, had a different message: The sparkly, booming show must go on at all costs in the service of the divisive message and powerful images he wants to promote.

“We will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people,” Mr. Trump said, referring to his political opponents and their supporters.

Under the granite gaze of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Mr. Trump announced plans to establish what he described as a “vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live,” an apparent repudiation of the growing pressure to remove statues tied to slavery or colonialism.

As he arrived, Air Force One performed a flyover of Mount Rushmore. His campaign promoted the stunt online, calling him “the coolest president ever.”

In the amphitheater below, few in the packed crowd practiced any social distancing as people waved signs that referred to CNN as the “Communist News Network.” As he observed a flyover by the Navy’s Blue Angels, Mr. Trump sat on a packed dais with the first lady, Melania Trump, the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, and Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, none of whom wore masks.

As the president departed Washington for South Dakota on Friday, at least five states — Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, North Carolina and South Carolina — reported their highest single day of cases yet. Newly reported cases of the virus were rising in all but a handful of states, and many large cities, including Houston, Dallas, Jacksonville and Los Angeles, were seeing alarming growth.

Mr. Trump planned to follow up his trip with a “Salute to America” celebration on Saturday on the South Lawn at the White House, marked by a military flyover and the launch of 10,000 fireworks on the National Mall.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington has warned the gathering violates federal health guidelines. The Trump administration, which controls the federal property of the National Mall, pushed for the celebration, ignoring a mayor whom officials view as a political rival.

Throughout his presidency, Mr. Trump has tried to bend events to his will, often using social media to drive home his alternate version of reality and, thanks to the power of repetition and the loyal support of his base, sometimes succeeding. But the president’s attempt to drive deeper into the culture wars around a national holiday, during an intensifying health crisis that will not yield to his tactics, risked coming across as out of sync with the concerned mood of the country at a moment when his re-election campaign is struggling and unfocused.

“I don’t think it will work, because what he is trying to do is pretend that the situation is better than it is,” Mr. Beschloss said.

Mr. Beschloss compared Mr. Trump to Woodrow Wilson, who presided over the influenza pandemic in 1918 by trying to pretend it was not happening, and to Herbert Hoover, who in 1932 tried to project that the Great Depression was not as bad as people were saying.

“People voted him out because they felt he did not understand the suffering,” Mr. Beschloss said, referring to Hoover.

Mr. Trump has consistently played down the concerns over spikes in new cases, even as many cities and states have had to slow or reverse their reopenings, claiming that young people “get better much easier and faster,” that the death rate is declining and that the virus will “just disappear.”

On Thursday, he lauded his administration’s response, referred to the surge in new cases as “temporary hot spots” and focused instead on what he said was evidence of the economy bouncing back.

“A lot of people would have wilted,” Mr. Trump said at a news conference where he praised the latest job numbers. “We didn’t wilt. Our country didn’t wilt.”

Despite his rosy outlook, the coronavirus on Friday for the first time infiltrated Mr. Trump’s family circle. The president’s elder son, Donald Trump Jr., and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, had traveled to South Dakota separately with plans to meet up with the president. But they left before Mr. Trump’s arrival once Ms. Guilfoyle tested positive for the virus and said they planned to cancel all coming events.

Mr. Trump’s show, however, went on without missing a beat. In South Dakota, Mr. Trump enjoys the backing of Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, who had invited him to make the trip, which amounted to a second attempt to get his campaign back on track after the disappointing turnout at a rally last month in Tulsa, Okla.

In recent weeks, South Dakota has had one of the country’s most encouraging trend lines. The state has averaged a few dozen new cases each day, including 85 announced Friday. There has not been a day with more than 100 new cases in South Dakota since late May. Ms. Noem said Friday night that many attendees at Mr. Trump’s Fourth of July spectacle had traveled from out of state to attend.

In Washington, however, officials remain adamantly opposed to the celebration planned for Saturday, which White House officials defended as a gathering people could enjoy safely. Administration officials noted that the celebration in Washington was scaled back from last year’s event, when Mr. Trump turned the holiday into a salute to the military, with tanks on the streets of the capital and flyovers from Air Force One as well as aircraft from each branch of the armed forces, as he delivered remarks from the Lincoln Memorial.

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, said this week that Mr. Trump had recommended following guidelines set by local authorities only on wearing masks — not on social distancing overall. “The C.D.C. guidelines, I’d also note, say ‘recommended,’ but not required,” she said. “We are very much looking forward to the Fourth of July celebration.”

This year, the National Park Service said it was taking extra safety precautions on the National Mall, installing more than 100 hand-washing stations throughout the area, up from 15 last year. Officials also said they had 300,000 cloth facial coverings on hand to distribute.

“We are committed to providing the American people with a safe and spectacular celebration of our nation’s birthday in Washington D.C., which will honor our military with music, flyovers and fireworks,” a spokesman for the park service said. “We are doing so consistent with our mission and historical practices, and we hope everyone enjoys the day’s festivities.”

The president’s political opponents, however, said the celebrations were about one person, only: the president himself.

“Donald Trump is seeking to aggrandize himself and divide our nation at yet another rally,” said Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Mr. Biden. “Joe Biden believes the presidency is about serving the American people — whereas Donald Trump only exploits it to serve himself.”

On Friday, Mr. Trump spent the day at his golf course in Sterling, Va., before he departed for South Dakota, and White House officials said they had no safety concerns about the trip.

But the virus had already shown it can infiltrate the administration, and the White House has experienced the dangers of staging large gatherings as the pandemic rages. Vice President Mike Pence postponed a planned trip this week to Arizona after Secret Service agents set to accompany him tested positive for the coronavirus or showed symptoms. And at least eight campaign staff members who helped plan Mr. Trump’s indoor rally last month in Tulsa, have tested positive, either before the rally or after attending.

Before the president left for South Dakota on Friday, Trump campaign aides were circulating on social media a doctored image of Mount Rushmore, featuring Mr. Trump’s face carved into the stone next to some of the nation’s most revered presidents.

“Mount Rushmore, improved,” one aide wrote.

In Trump's lexicon "improve" and "desecrate" are synonymous.

Will check back with Governor Noem in two weeks to see if covid case #s have also improved.
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Posted 2020-July-04, 11:23

Putin can always rely on some Republican flunkie to offer cover and propaganda in the service of Comrade Trump:



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A memo produced in recent days by the office of the nation's top intelligence official acknowledged that the CIA and top counterterrorism officials have assessed that Russia appears to have offered bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan but emphasized uncertainties and gaps in evidence, according to three officials.

The memo is said to contain no new information, and both its timing and its stressing of doubts suggested that it was intended to bolster the Trump administration's attempts to justify its inaction on the months-old assessment, the officials said. Some former national security officials said the account of the memo indicated that politics may have influenced its production.

The National Intelligence Council, which reports to the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, produced the 2 1/2-page document, a so-called sense of the community memorandum. Dated July 1, it appears to have been commissioned after The New York Times reported on June 26 that intelligence officials had assessed months ago that Russia had offered bounties but that the White House had yet to authorize a response.


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Posted 2020-July-04, 12:28

Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

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Details of Mr. Azizi’s role in the bounty scheme were confirmed through a dozen interviews that included U.S. and Afghan officials aware of the intelligence and the raids that led to it; his neighbors and friends; and business associates of the middle men arrested on suspicion of involvement. All spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid retaliation.

U.S. intelligence reports named Mr. Azizi as a key middleman between the G.R.U. and militants linked to the Taliban who carried out the attacks. He was among those who collected the cash in Russia, which intelligence files described as multiple payments of “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Those files were among the materials provided to Congress this week.

Through a layered and complex Hawala system — an informal way to transfer money — he delivered it to Afghanistan for the missions, the files say. The transfers were often sliced into smaller amounts that routed through several regional countries before arriving in Afghanistan, associates of the arrested businessmen said.

Afghan officials said prizes of as much as $100,000 per killed soldier were offered for American and coalition targets.

Perhaps Putin gives Trump a cut of the money to conceal Russia's actions.
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Posted 2020-July-04, 16:30

View PostZelandakh, on 2020-July-03, 17:06, said:

I would have thought that Fort Benning and Fort Gordon were more in your line. What are your thoughts on having a US military base named after a (probable) former head of the Georgia KKK?

State flag of Georgia

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First national flag of the Confederacy

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Mississippi just voted to change their state flag that included part of the Confederate battle flag. Some observers say there is a similarity between the Georgia state flag and the 1st Confederate national flag. I'm not seeing it B-)
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Posted 2020-July-04, 18:06

View PostPassedOut, on 2020-July-04, 12:28, said:

Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say


Perhaps Putin gives Trump a cut of the money to conceal Russia's actions.

Or maybe the Pee video is real and Putin is keeping it on a locked server, for now. Or Putin has promised to finance several high end hotels in Russia for the Manchurian President. Unless there are leaks by patriots in the government to expose potential treason, we'll have to wait to find out until Manchurian President stooges are removed from positions of power.
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Posted 2020-July-04, 18:48

While the Manchurian President is wrapping himself in the flag this Fourth of July holiday, this ad is playing:

Donald Trump Is Now ‘America’s No. 1 Traitor,’ Says Veterans Group

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Donald Trump has taken over from Benedict Arnold as “America’s number one traitor,” according to a group of veterans seeking to vote the president out of office this November.

“No one has betrayed those in uniform like Donald Trump,” said the voiceover in the latest ad released by the progressive PAC VoteVets on Friday.

The 65-second spot references Trump’s siding with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and his dismissal of reports that U.S. officials knew Russia allegedly paid Taliban members to kill American troops.

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Posted 2020-July-05, 05:53

View Postjohnu, on 2020-July-04, 18:48, said:

While the Manchurian President is wrapping himself in the flag this Fourth of July holiday, this ad is playing:

Donald Trump Is Now 'America's No. 1 Traitor,' Says Veterans Group




I often use the WC to learn or review things, so this time I looked up the Wikipedia entry on Benedict Arnold. It's lengthy, but here is part:

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Historians have identified many possible factors contributing to Arnold's treason, while some debate their relative importance. According to W. D. Wetherell, he was:

among the hardest human beings to understand in American history. Did he become a traitor because of all the injustice he suffered, real and imagined, at the hands of the Continental Congress and his jealous fellow generals? Because of the constant agony of two battlefield wounds in an already gout-ridden leg? From psychological wounds received in his Connecticut childhood when his alcoholic father squandered the family's fortunes? Or was it a kind of extreme midlife crisis, swerving from radical political beliefs to reactionary ones, a change accelerated by his marriage to the very young, very pretty, very Tory Peggy Shippen?[63]

Wetherell says that the shortest explanation for his treason is that he "married the wrong person."





It's not unknown to blame the wife, or more generally to blame the spouse, but this seems like an extreme case!



Here at home, Becky has been saying for a while, only half jokingly, that Trump is a Russian mole. I disagree on the grounds that this would require him to be able to think and plan at least two or three days in advance, and clearly he cannot.
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Posted 2020-July-05, 09:52

Thinking about how to turn the Fox Watchers blue is a reminder of the power of disinformation and propaganda. Watching CNN this morning and the talk was about the lies used in the same day by Trump, Ingraham, and Carlson - the classic echo chamber of Fox News p.m. How do you reach those that are engulfed by one-sided lies?

It struck me that one thing people like to hear is that they are right - that their views are the correct ones. Perhaps it would be possible to reassure those right-wingers that they are indeed correct that a large part of the problems with the U.S. is caused by elitists - but they have been swindled by those same elitists into pointing the blame the wrong way. It is the elitists on the right who: enrich only the rich, deny the working man a chance for affordable health care, destroy the regular guys and gals chances to act in unison for better wages and safer work conditions. It is the right elitists who mouth support about social issues but don't care about abortions or guns. And if you are not rich, they certainly do not care about you.

Populism is correct. But as a right wing populist, you have been misled by a billionaire Australian into believing his propaganda is news. It is time for a real populism, not the Fox Faux kind.
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Posted 2020-July-05, 15:02

Some people's chains are just too easy to jerk: Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning

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For weeks, a mysterious figure on social media talked up plans for antifa protesters to converge on this historical site on Independence Day to burn American flags, an event that seemed at times to border on the farcical. [Seemed?]

“Let’s get together and burn flags in protest of thugs and animals in blue,” the anonymous person behind a Facebook page called Left Behind USA wrote in mid-June. There would be antifa face paint, the person wrote, and organizers would “be giving away free small flags to children to safely throw into the fire.”

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Posted 2020-July-05, 15:37

View PostPassedOut, on 2020-July-05, 15:02, said:

Some people's chains are just too easy to jerk: Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning


Ben Stein, is that you?


I thought I saw Mary Trump the other day. She kept snickering for no apparent reason. Or it could have been Stephen Miller's high school principal.
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Posted 2020-July-05, 22:42

The Fox Propaganda channel whose motto is Biased and Unbalanced news:

Fox News Edits Trump Out Of Jeffrey Epstein Photo — Leaves In Melania

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Fox News on Sunday repeatedly featured a well-known photo of convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein posing with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago — but each time Trump was edited out of the image.

However, Trump’s future wife, Melania Knauss, was not cropped from the photo, which can be viewed in the video above.

I don't know why the Propaganda Channel would want to crop the Grifter in Chief out of a photo with his best friend Jeffrey Epstein.
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Posted 2020-July-06, 08:07

Trump Vowed to ‘Drain the Swamp,’ but Lobbyists Are Helping Run His Campaign by Kenneth P. Vogel, Michael LaForgia and Hailey Fuchs at NYT:

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Lobbyists like David Urban, whose connections start at the very top, are thriving as they help the president’s re-election effort while aiding corporate clients.

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of the arms maker Raytheon, under pressure to overcome a congressional hold on major sales in the fall of 2018, wanted to sit down with one of the few people who could solve the problem — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

But the State Department would not schedule the meeting. So Raytheon turned for help to David Urban, perhaps the best-connected lobbyist in President Trump’s Washington.

Mr. Urban was a classmate at West Point of Mr. Pompeo and of Mark Esper, now the defense secretary, and was influential in recommending both men for administration posts.

He has close ties to Mr. Trump, who credits him with having helped deliver a pivotal Election Day victory in Pennsylvania in 2016 and recently invited Mr. Urban to fly on Marine One with him to West Point. He has a long roster of blue-chip clients, including military contractors like Raytheon, whose chief executive got the meeting he wanted with Mr. Pompeo after Mr. Urban intervened on his behalf.

It is not known precisely what Mr. Pompeo discussed with the Raytheon executive, but in a few months, the State Department had issued an emergency waiver that circumvented the congressional hold on the arms deals, allowing billions of dollars in Raytheon missiles and bombs to be sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The department did not deny that Mr. Urban arranged the meeting but said the emergency waiver — now the subject of congressional and inspector general investigations — was consistent with American national security objectives.

The story behind Mr. Pompeo’s meeting with Raytheon, which has not been previously reported, is emblematic of the outsize influence wielded in Washington by Mr. Urban and a small group of other lobbyists and operatives who backed Mr. Trump when most of the K Street establishment was keeping its distance. Those relationships became lucrative after Mr. Trump won a surprise victory on Election Day and rewarded early loyalists with key posts, continued access or both.

With Mr. Trump lagging in the polls, the lobbyists are seeking to protect that mutually beneficial relationship by working to re-elect him, underscoring the mix of politics and policy that has served them — and their clients — so well over the last three and a half years.

Consider the examples of eight lobbyists and operatives with ties to lobbying firms, including Mr. Urban, who are now assisting Mr. Trump’s campaign in various paid and unpaid capacities, like fund-raising and strategy.

Those eight have been paid a total of nearly $120 million through their firms to influence the United States government from the beginning of 2017, as Mr. Trump prepared to take office, to the end of March, according to an analysis of congressional and Justice Department filings.

The scale of those revenues is especially striking given that several of the lobbyists — including two of the top three earners, Brian Ballard, a veteran lobbyist from Florida, and Jeff Miller, an operative from Texas — had not lobbied at the federal level before Mr. Trump’s election. Mr. Ballard’s firm was paid nearly $65 million and Mr. Miller’s more than $18 million by interests for which the two men had registered to lobby through the end of March, the most recent period for which comprehensive data is available.

And while Mr. Urban has been a registered lobbyist at the federal level since 2002, his federal lobbying revenues have nearly tripled in the Trump era — rising to more than $25 million in the roughly 40 months after his swearing-in from less than $9 million in the roughly 40 months before Mr. Trump became president.

The mutually beneficial relationships between the president and the lobbyists is the latest evidence of the hollowness of Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” by taking on the special interests, lobbyists and donors who had “rigged the system against everyday Americans.”

This is obvious even to Trump supporters for whom swamps are protected habitat.
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Posted 2020-July-06, 08:40

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President Donald Trump said he’s done with Fox News after the network on Sunday showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls.


So by alienating his strongest support, Trump has managed to reduce his base to the KKK, the proud boys, and one WC poster from Georgia - but then I repeat myself do I not?
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Posted 2020-July-06, 13:10

View PostWinstonm, on 2020-July-06, 08:40, said:


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President Donald Trump said he’s done with Fox News after the network on Sunday showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls.


So by alienating his strongest support, Trump has managed to reduce his base to the KKK, the proud boys, and one WC poster from Georgia - but then I repeat myself do I not?

Since the Manchurian President has No Integrity, No Honor, and No Dignity (hmmm, sounds like somebody who posts on this forum), his self imposed ban from watching the Fox Propaganda Channel didn't last longer than a short bathroom break while waiting for the White House kitchen to send up a couple of Big Macs and a half dozen orders of fries.
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Posted 2020-July-06, 22:49

And now the RNC is trying its best to alienate women voters, too.



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Republican National Committee spokesperson Liz Harrington on Sunday denounced the idea that “all people are created equal.”

During an appearance on Fox News, Harrington blasted an op-ed in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden declared “all people are created equal and should be treated equally throughout their lives.”

Harrington claimed that the idea is an assault on the Declaration of Independence, which says that all “men” are created equal.





So now Trump is down to votes from the KKK, the proud boys, that old guy from Georgia - so 2 votes.
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Posted 2020-July-07, 00:36

The Psychopath in Chief has a new coronavirus plan for the US

White House looks to make 'we need to live with it' the new tone on coronavirus: report

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Trump administration officials say the White House plans to adopt a new message on the novel coronavirus pandemic in the coming weeks, with the overall tone summing up as "we need to live with it," according to a report by NBC News.

With deaths in the US on a trajectory towards 200K deaths in the next few months, with some models predicting as many as 400-500K deaths, the new motto should be "MAGA, Die for your President".
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Posted 2020-July-07, 10:01

It is amazing to me how so many people in this country have embraced ignorance and stupidity. It is wearing to daily read about people like those red-shirted Trump supporters in California who painted over the Black Lives Matter mural while claiming racism is a lie created by the media. It's just really, really, tiring.



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On Saturday, a white man and woman both clad in red Trump campaign attire arrived with cans of black paint and a roller and began blacking out the words, all the while exchanging barbs with appalled onlookers.

In video footage that’s now gone viral, the woman takes charge of the roller while the man stands by apparently filming on a phone. Asked “what’s wrong with you?” by an off-camera voice, he replies: “We’re sick of this narrative, that’s what’s wrong.

“The narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism – it’s a lie. It’s a lie.”

Told that the act of painting over the mural is in itself racist, he replies: “This [the mural] is racist, that’s what it is. There is no racism, there is no oppression, it’s a leftist lie. It’s a lie from the media, from the liberal left.”




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Posted 2020-July-07, 13:34

The Manchurian President will protect religious statues...........in Brazil

Botched Trump Campaign Ad Vows To ‘Protect’ Statue — In Brazil

So the Atheist in Chief wants to protect Rio de Janeiro's world famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

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Posted 2020-July-07, 17:43

Bill (Mr. Subtle) Barr's DOJ in action:

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The United States Department of Justice is using a video from Russian government-funded source Ruptly as evidence in prosecuting Jason Charter for allegedly burning a Washington, D.C., Confederate statue. According to the probable-cause affidavit, Charter allegedly poured an "unknown liquid" on the toppled Albert Pike Historical Statue and lit it on fire on June 20. In the DOJ's affidavit, video evidence of the scene from WUSA9, a local D.C. news outlet, is presented alongside video from Ruptly. Ruptly is a subsidiary of RT, a Russian state-controlled network.


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Posted 2020-July-08, 08:07


WaPo had an article today abut the upcoming Republican Convention in Jacksonville and covid concerns. I found the following of interest.

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The state of Florida has also shut down the consumption of alcohol at bars statewide, a development certain to transform the tenor of any political event if it remains in effect next month.


Yes, a stiff drink or two could be of real use.
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