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Sen. Cortez Masto Withdraws Her Name from
Consideration for VP
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 11:44:52 PM Post Reply
Presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential shortlist became shorter on Thursday night, when Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) withdrew her name from consideration. Cortez Masto, who previously served as Nevada’s Attorney General, was elected to the upper chamber in 2016 as the first Latina woman to serve in the Senate. “It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate, but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration," Sen. Cortez Masto said in a statement. “Nevada's economy is one of the hardest hit by the current crisis
As Taverns Teeter On The Brink Due To COVID-19,
City Requires Many To Fork Over Money For New
Liquor License
Posted by AltaD 5/29/2020 11:19:00 PM Post Reply
While the city prepares to reopen next week, some businesses that are not on the list are crying foul. CBS2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker talks to tavern and bar owners, who face thousands of dollars in city fees, even though their doors remain closed.(Snip) Donson figures she’s lost close to $40,000 during the shutdown and she’s not alone. To add to their financial woes, the 100 tavern owners have to pay $4,400 by July 15 to renew their liquor licenses–whether they’re open for business or not.
Woman kept dead grandma in freezer for
15 years so she could continue collecting
her Social Security
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 11:09:43 PM Post Reply
Some people will do anything for money, it has been said, and judging by the behavior of many, no doubt that’s true. That includes keeping a dead relative ‘on ice’ for years to continue collecting their Social Security payments. The UK’s Daily Mail reported that Cynthia Carolyn Black, 61, of Pennsylvania, allegedly stored her deceased grandmother in a freezer from 2004 to 2019 just so she could continue to receive her benefits. The gruesome discovery of Glenora Delahay’s corpse was made by a pair of women who walked into a foreclosed home they were looking to buy a year ago in February.
Washington DC: White House goes into lockdown as
protesters battle with police and burn American flags
outside amid countrywide demonstrations over the
death of George Floyd
Posted by Harlowe 5/29/2020 10:15:15 PM Post Reply
The White House has gone into lockdown as protesters tried to scale the walls, battled with Secret Service and burned American flags during protests over George Floyd's death.(Snip)The protests have now reached the seat of the US government, with protesters marching to the White House, sending it into lockdown. Secret Service officers have stopped anyone entering the White House grounds, where President Trump is currently in residence, after a demonstrator tried to scale the fence in Lafayette Park to get inside. The man was manhandled by Secret Service out of the park and taken into custody at the Treasury Annex.
Outrage abounds over Trump’s use of
word ‘thugs’ to describe Minn looters.
But, Obama used it too.
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 10:11:08 PM Post Reply
As rioters loot and burn portions of Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, some Americans believe it’s more important to check President Donald Trump’s speech and choice of words to describe those who are committing criminal acts of destruction. Earlier Friday, the president took to Twitter decry the violence and the lawlessness, describing the perpetrators as “thugs.” “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
Protesters Tear Down Barricades
as White House on Lockdown
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 10:03:26 PM Post Reply
The White House on Friday went into lockdown as protesters shoved over temporary barricades and hurled obscenities at the Secret Service.Videos filmed outside the White House and posted on social media showed masked protesters shoving over barricades on Pennsylvania Avenue.When members of the Secret Service ran over, the protesters quickly raising their hands and cried, “hands up don’t shoot.”(Tweet/Video) Secret Service locked down the White House as protesters continued to demonstrate in the area.
Complaint: Autopsy reveals nothing to support
strangulation as cause of George Floyd’s death
Posted by poster 5/29/2020 9:35:10 PM Post Reply
The white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder Friday. Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the case. “What Minnesota had said in this initial charging is the officer did not have premeditation, he did not go into this incident desiring to kill this victim,” explained Jacksonville attorney Gene Nichols. According to the criminal complaint, Chauvin allegedly disregarded the concerns of another officer, who wanted to roll Floyd onto his side as he was being held down. The papers also said that an autopsy revealed nothing to support strangulation as the cause of death.
CNN Center damaged, becomes
target of Atlanta protest
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 9:22:14 PM Post Reply
ATLANTA — The CNN Center in Atlanta has become a target of destruction for some rogue demonstrators in Atlanta Friday evening. Watch the protest live, here. An organized demonstration to protest the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery began around 3 p.m. and was organized to march from the Centennial Olympic Park area to the Georgia State Capitol a few blocks away. That crowd then marched back toward to the park. (Snip) The big, red CNN logo outside the building was climbed on and spray painted. An American flag was burned in front of the building. Then, those
These 19 Houston attractions survived
coronavirus and are reopening
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 7:36:17 PM Post Reply
Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's plans to slowly reopen the state, some Houston-area waterparks, museums, restaurants and other attractions are allowing in-person visitors again. Some of these destinations are enforcing strict health protocols, so guests should be sure to check an establishment's online website for more details. As is encouraged by state, city and local leaders, residents venturing outside of their homes should practice social distancing, personal hygiene and wear face coverings.(Photo) River Oaks: Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens Stroll through the 14 scenic acres of gardens and explore the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg.
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on
George Floyd's neck has been arrested. Experts
say prosecutors have a long road ahead.
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 7:32:30 PM Post Reply
The former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd for eight minutes before he died was arrested Friday and charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Within hours, the Justice Department had also announced it was investigating Floyd's death and was looking into charges for possible federal civil rights violations. Both developments occurred unusually quickly for a case involving an on-duty police officer, legal experts told Insider on Friday. Now, the question has become how tightly prosecutors can button up their case against the officer, Derek Chauvin, and what will become of the
“There are No Words Sufficient to Convey
Our Disgust and Disdain” – Flynn Attorney
Sidney Powell Releases Statement on Flynn
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 7:26:08 PM Post Reply
DNI John Ratcliffe released the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts on Friday afternoon.Ratcliffe sent the transcripts to Senators Grassley, Ron Johnson. The transcripts were copied to Democrat Senators Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner and Marco Rubio, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff.Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released the transcripts on Friday afternoon. Here are the full Flynn Kislyak transcripts — Via Senator Grassley:
Asphyxiation not the cause of
George Floyd's death: Autopsy
Posted by Ribicon 5/29/2020 7:11:56 PM Post Reply
George Floyd died Monday from a combination of preexisting health conditions exacerbated by being held down by Minneapolis officers, not from strangulation or asphyxiation, based on the medical examiner’s initial report. Preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation,” according to the criminal complaint filed Friday against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin. “Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police,
YouTube reinstates Giuliani podcast
exploring Biden ties to China
Posted by poster 5/29/2020 7:08:38 PM Post Reply
YouTube removed and then reinstated an episode of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's podcast about former Vice President Joe Biden's relationship with China. A spokesperson for the platform told the Washington Examiner on Thursday that the video, which was posted on April 24 and deleted on May 12, was removed accidentally and has been reposted. "Our team is glad the mistake was rectified," Giuliani's spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. Giuliani's team was informed early in the morning on May 12 that "video has been removed from YouTube" because it "was flagged to us for review," and upon that review, they "determined that it violates our guidelines,"
Lightfoot to Trump following
president's Minneapolis tweet: 'F you'
Posted by AltaD 5/29/2020 6:43:21 PM Post Reply
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reacted angrily Friday to President Donald Trump’s threat to take action against protesters in Minneapolis, accusing him of trying to “inflame racist urges” while encouraging people planning to protest in her city to stick to social distancing guidelines.(Snip)“I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump,” Lightfoot said. “It’s two words. It begins with ‘f’ and it ends with ‘you.’ I will not remain silent while this man cynically tries to turn this incredibly painful moment into one for his own political gain.” Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, is the city’s first black female mayor.
In Russia collusion hoax, Rod Rosenstein
must be held accountable for his
flagrant misconduct
Posted by earlybird 5/29/2020 4:42:50 PM Post Reply
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is a master of prevarication and deflection. He holds an M.S. in BS and a Ph.D. in vacuous excuses. He’s a professor emeritus of duplicity and deception. As a prodigious suck-up, he’s the Eddie Haskell of lawyers. We can expect Rosenstein’s skill set to be on full display Wednesday when he finally and belatedly appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee as its first witness in an investigation into the origins and evolution of the fallacious Trump-Russia collusion probe. During his ignominious tenure at the Justice Department, Rosenstein was at the center of the Russia hoax, pulling the investigatory levers of manipulation over an imaginary collusion conspiracy
Trump announces US ‘terminating’
relationship with WHO
Posted by JunkYardDog 5/29/2020 3:54:23 PM Post Reply
President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. is "terminating" its relationship with the embattled World Health Organization (WHO) over its failure to enact reforms in the face of U.S. concerns over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its pro-China bias. "Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs," Trump said at a press conference.
Asian giant hornet found in Wash.
for first time this year
Posted by Maggie2u 5/29/2020 3:47:05 PM Post Reply
CUSTER, Wash. - An eagle-eyed Whatcom County resident has made the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet in Washington state this year, the state Department of Agriculture reports. The resident found the dead specimen Wednesday while walking along a roadway near Custer, Wash., about eight miles south of the U.S.-Canada border, and reported it using the Department of Agriculture's hornet watch report form. On Thursday, entomologists concluded that the photo appeared to show an Asian giant hornet. The specimen was collected and submitted for laboratory testing the same day. State and federal labs confirmed that the specimen was an Asian giant hornet on Friday.
More than two dozen Twin Cities Targets
closed again because of unrest
Posted by Ribicon 5/29/2020 2:59:55 PM Post Reply
Target again on Friday closed more than two dozen stores in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis-based retailer had closed them early on Thursday because of growing unrest and violence in the aftermath of George Floyd's death in police custody. It reopened all but six in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Friday morning. Those six stores included its Lake Street store, which suffered extensive damage from looting in recent days. By 1 p.m., it had closed at least 20 more, said spokesman Joshua Thomas. "We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," Target said
'I've Had to Paint 'Black Owned Business'
on My Minneapolis Bar During the Riots'
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 2:31:43 PM Post Reply
I acquired Palmer's Bar a couple of years ago. I just celebrated my two-year anniversary as owner, but we've been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I woke up and had a good cry that morning. The bar is still shut down, it's a very weird time. And then these riots started a few nights ago, it's heartbreaking. George Floyd was a bouncer at a bar not far from here. I didn't know him, but I know people that did know him and worked with him over the years. Everyone's hurting. We all saw that video and had
Violent Rioters Breach Ohio Statehouse,
Breaking Windows and Entering Building
to Protest Death of George Floyd
Posted by Harlowe 5/29/2020 2:27:41 PM Post Reply
Rioters in Columbus, Ohio, launched an attack on the Statehouse in the early hours of Friday morning to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, who was unarmed and subdued with handcuffs, died after a police officer pinned his neck to the ground with his knee and held it there until he stopped breathing. Protests and riots are ongoing in several cities around the U.S., including Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, Ky., Denver, Colo., Los Angeles Calif., and Columbus, Ohio. The Statehouse in Columbus came under attack, with rioters breaking windows and some entering the building.
Heartwrenching: Black Small Business Owner Filmed Crying After Rioters Loot and Destroy His Business (VIDEO) replies
Posted by Howard Adams 5/29/2020 2:01:27 PM Post Reply
The rioting went on late into the night Thursday in Minneapolis, stretching into early Friday morning with protesters stealing and torching several U.S. Postal Service vans to protest the death in police custody of George Floyd on Monday. The mob damaged or destroyed 130 businesses in Minneapolis this week. Here is a list of the damaged or destroyed businesses in south Minneapolis this week.
Police release 911 call to arrest George
Floyd which claims he 'was awfully drunk
and not in control of himself when he
tried to pay with a counterfeit $20bill'
Posted by Ribicon 5/29/2020 1:45:00 PM Post Reply
The store clerk who called 911 on George Floyd complained to an operator about an 'awfully drunk' man who was 'not in control of himself'. A call transcript released by the Minnesota Police Department on Thursday reveals that the caller reported a customer for using a counterfeit bill to buy cigarettes at the Cup Foods in Minneapolis. According to owner, Mike Abumayyaleh, Floyd had tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill but was turned away by an employee. He is said to have come back a second time, using the fake bill, NBC News reports.(Snip) Someone followed him out and demanded he
A behind-the-scenes battle raged between
top Murphy aides over $500k contract
as nursing home deaths mounted
Posted by poliposter 5/29/2020 1:18:02 PM Post Reply
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and senior officials in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration clashed behind the scenes over the cost of a $500,000 no-bid contract for a consultant the state hired to help navigate the deadly coronavirus crisis inside the state’s nursing homes, NJ Advance Media has learned. Murphy announced May 6 that Persichilli had retained Manatt Health, a national health advisory consulting group, to assess the state’s response to the coronavirus in long-term care facilities, where one in 13 residents have died in the pandemic. And Persichilli seemed in full accord with the governor. [split] But inside the administration, a different story was playing out.
Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong replies
Posted by StormCnter 5/29/2020 1:06:29 PM Post Reply
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey opened up a Pandora’s box two days ago by dropping a fact-check on a tweet by Donald Trump regarding mail-in ballots. That raised all sorts of hell from a bombastic President, as well as more questions than answers. There are several problems with Twitter deciding to put its thumb on the scale of ‘truth’ on its social platform. The site has previously come under enormous scrutiny over widely perceived political and ideological bias. The charges against the company include its unfair and unbalanced actions in banning conservative or politically right-leaning accounts, as well as shadow-banning and limiting views and engagements on trending topics which it deems problematic.
Old Dog, New Flicks: Even
at 90, Clint Eastwood's Film
Legend Continues to Evolve
Posted by StormCnter 5/29/2020 12:58:18 PM Post Reply
Next week marks Clint Eastwood’s 90th birthday, which means that the esteemed actor and director has lived through 15 Presidential administrations and the complete political realignment of both parties several times over, one World War and upwards of a dozen non-World ones, cinema’s proliferation of color and CGI and its digital overhaul, McCarthyism, terrorism and everything else that could possibly be contained within nearly a century of history. Through it all, his philosophies have remained remarkably consistent: he subscribes to a rugged individualism, first articulated through the strong, silent types of the Wild West and then expanded to encompass a smorgasbord of modern-day heroes.
Chris Wallace and the Weekly
Standard-izaton of Fox News
Posted by StormCnter 5/29/2020 12:55:05 PM Post Reply
What is happening to Fox News Channel? With the exception of its primetime lineup and a few regular contributors, Fox News increasingly is indistinguishable from its cable news competitors. The network, once considered the sole antidote to dominant left-wing news organizations—both print and broadcast—is making a fatal brand mistake: Alienating its customer base. For nearly 25 years, conservatives have depended on Fox News to report the news in a way that represents their views. Conservatives knew issues, like those surrounding the pro-life movement, could count on fair coverage from the network rather than the scorn and derision they get in mainstream media. Even recently, Fox News was the only outlet pursuing
Hillary Clinton: Trump is 'calling for
violence against American citizens'
Posted by Ribicon 5/29/2020 12:40:06 PM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton said Friday that President Trump’s response to the George Floyd-inspired protests in Minnesota is yet another reason for voters to give him the boot in the November election. “The president of the United States is calling for violence against American citizens,” Mrs. Clinton tweeted. “That is so wrong. We need honest reckoning and reconciliation.” “If you haven’t already joined the work to replace him in November, start now,” she said. Ms. Clinton, who lost to Mr. Trump in the 2016 election, appeared to be alluding to Mr. Trump’s early-morning comments regarding the unrest in the wake of Floyd’s death.
De Blasio says New Yorkers ‘have
to improvise’ their way around town
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:14:55 PM Post Reply
New Yorkers will “have to improvise” how they get around town during the next phase of the coronavirus crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.“I really want to push back on the notion that we can solve everything all the time,” Hizzoner said in response to a reporter who asked whether the city has a plan for car-less New Yorkers averse to riding transit during the pandemic.“There’s not always a chance to help people all the time in terms of their transportation needs,” he said. “People are going to have to improvise,
Sharpton Upset: 'Reckless' Rioters Are
Destroying the Black-Owned Stores!
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:06:56 PM Post Reply
One might think that MSNBC might give Rev. Al Sharpton the day off when the hot topic is protesters burning down buildings. In 1995, Sharpton's protest against the "white interloper" who ran Freddy's Fashion Mart in Harlem led to a fire where seven people died of smoke inhalation (and the arsonist shot himself). Discussing the rioting in Minneapolis on today's Morning Joe, Al Sharpton began by telling protesters that the goal of a fair criminal justice system wouldn't be achieved by "appearing" to be criminal themselves. He warned that people would "exploit" that. A clearly upset Sharpton then said: "As I walked around Minneapolis yesterday . . .
33 Examples of Twitter’s
Anti-Conservative Bias
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:04:37 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump is right that social media companies have been targeting conservatives. Twitter, in particular, has been engaging in a relentless attack on the American political process by censoring conservatives.Now that has escalated to fact-checking the president nearly five months from a presidential election. The Media Research Center released a report in 2018, which found that Twitter led in censoring the right. That hasn’t changed. Project Veritas caught Twitter with hidden camera interviews admitting the process of shadow banning — which means content is hidden from users without the poster ever knowing it.
Property destroyed, roads closed as protests
demanding justice for George Floyd turn violent
in Denver
Posted by zephyrgirl 5/29/2020 11:25:44 AM Post Reply

DENVER — Protests demanding justice for George Floyd, the man killed by an officer in Minneapolis this week, turned violent in central Denver on Thursday. Shortly after protesters gathered at the Colorado State Capitol, about 5:35 p.m., at least five shots were fired. Officers at the scene told people to hit the ground. According to the Denver Police Department, no injuries were reported. At least two groups of protesters marched through the streets, forcing road closures.

Former GOP Senator and Secretary
of Defense Hagel says he's
backing Biden in November
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 5/29/2020 11:24:35 AM Post Reply
Chuck Hagel, a former GOP senator and Obama administration Defense secretary, says he's voting for Democrat Joe Biden over Republican Donald Trump in November. Hagel said during an interview with AL-Monitor's On the Middle East podcast that his choice is based on the belief that America continues to lose sight of its mission in Iraq and perhaps the entire Middle East. "We can't afford to just abandon Iraq," Hagel told show host Andrew Parasiliti. "I don't think our continued role should be to fight ISIS," on an indefinite basis.
Netflix Doc Has Bad News for
Bill Clinton: Witnesses Who Say
They Saw Him on Epstein’s
‘Orgy Island,’ Despite His Denial
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 5/29/2020 11:11:39 AM Post Reply
A new Netflix documentary about Jeffrey Epstein called “Filthy Rich” has two people in it confirming that former President Bill Clinton was on the notorious “Orgy Island” owned by Epstein. The island, actually called Little St. James, earned the nickname because of Epstein’s reported sex parties with young girls held there. In the documentary, one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre, explained what happened there and said that Clinton had been there.
Why Were ‘Experts’ So
Wrong About Florida?
Posted by Garnet 5/29/2020 10:53:11 AM Post Reply
Last week, the Florida National Guard offered free COVID-19 testing in Collier County, but they weren’t overwhelmed with panic-stricken residents seeking tests. Located on the state’s southwest coast, Collier has not been a viral hotspot, and there seems to be little danger of a major outbreak there. With a population of about 385,000, the county has reported 1,334 coronavirus infections since March. Only 178 of those cases required hospitalization, and as of Wednesday, the county had recorded 46 deaths from the disease. The worst problem for local residents was when Naples reopened its beaches earlier this month, prompting an influx of “out-of-towners,”
Trump supporters smeared
-- again -- by the left,
in Minnesota mayhem
Posted by Magnante 5/29/2020 10:00:14 AM Post Reply
When Trump supporters say 'it's not about Trump, it's about us,' when the left howls about President Trump, they aren't kidding. The Minnesota riots, brought on by a video of a bad instance of police brutality, have incited leftists to paint the perpetrating cop, Derek Chauvin, as a Trump supporter on social media, something they're spreading around (snip) Here's the fact-check that isn't been seen on Twitter from its vaunted fact-checkers: The claim is 100% fake. 100% And I've looked around for Twitter's disclaimers about it and don't see any.
K–12: Elon Musk Says
Take the Red Pill
Posted by Magnante 5/29/2020 9:56:00 AM Post Reply
Elon Musk is one of the brainiest people on the planet and a fighter. (snip) Musk exhorted his 34 million Twitter followers: "Take the red pill." The New York Times goofily referred to his message as "cryptic." Most people know that the hero in The Matrix films is offered a choice between a blue pill (comfortable delusions) and a red pill that lets you see reality and truth. Never mind what the Times suggests; taking the red pill is not a new development. Fox News reported in 2017: "People of all ages and ethnicities are posting YouTube videos describing 'red pill moments'
Black CNN reporter is arrested live on
air by Minnesota state police while
reporting on Minneapolis riots over
George Floyd's killing
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 9:51:51 AM Post Reply
A black CNN reporter was arrested live on air on Friday morning by Minnesota State Patrol while reporting on the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes. CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was put in handcuffs and led away from his team of producers this morning at 5.11am CT after the team was moved down the street by police in riot gear. According to one of his colleagues, the crew was told he was being arrested for refusing to move when he'd been told to but he was heard live on air telling the officers:
CNN crew released after being arrested
while reporting on Minneapolis protests
Posted by mc squared 5/29/2020 9:47:15 AM Post Reply
Three members of a CNN crew have been released after being placed under arrest during a live report Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to CNN, the crew was detained while giving a live report in Minneapolis just after 5 a.m. Friday. The CNN crew was covering protests over the death of George Floyd this week in Minneapolis. The reporter at the scene who was placed under arrest told CNN he was holding his badge and identified himself as a reporter while reporting from the scene. According to the crew at the scene, CNN reports, police told them they
Sidney Powell Discusses DOJ/FBI
Selective Releases as Richard Grenell
Points Out Senator Mark Warner’s Conflicts…
Posted by earlybird 5/29/2020 9:41:08 AM Post Reply
An interesting couple of things happened just as Richard Grenell passed the sunlight baton to DNI John Ratcliffe. First, SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner is angered about the sunlight Grenell has delivered. Second, former AAG Matt Whitaker outlines how the Mueller investigation threatened him. Both issues merge (outlined below).(Snip)When considering that Robert Mueller was used as a weapon (threat) and a shield (bury information); and when considering Senator Mark Warner’s recent protestations against Grenell; it is well worth going back in history to May 2018 when SSCI Vice-Chairman Warner was demanding the Mueller investigation must not allow congressional oversight.
Surveillance video shows events
leading up to George Floyd's arrest;
Park Police releases bodycam video
Posted by voxpopuli 5/29/2020 9:24:47 AM Post Reply
ABC News has obtained surveillance video from a south Minneapolis restaurant that shows the moments leading up to George Floyd's arrest and eventual death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. The video was taken from outside Dragon Wok at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue — just across the street from where a police officer knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes, rendering him unresponsive. (snip) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said a Park Police squad car can been seen in the above video because..
Here’s 23 Questions Joe Biden
Needs To Answer About China
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 9:13:50 AM Post Reply
Communist China poses a greater threat to America and our interests abroad than any other nation in the world.If it wasn’t clear prior to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, resulting largely from the Chinese Communist Party’s Chernobyl-like response, the subsequent threats should crystallize this point. It has acted malevolently toward the U.S., our European and Anglosphere allies, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India, and across the South China Sea.Countering the CCP is essential to preserving American life, limb, and liberty. The public deserves to know what presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s approach to China would be.After all, this is a man who sat on the Senate Foreign Relations
Police killing in Minneapolis
puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 9:09:15 AM Post Reply
The killing by police of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis has aimed the national spotlight at systemic racism in America. It’s also added pressure on Joe Biden to pick an African-American running mate. George Floyd’s death after a police officer put his knee to Floyd’s neck while pinning him to the ground closely followed the killing of another black man, 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who was fatally shot while jogging in Georgia after a confrontation with two white men. Both incidents broke through the coronavirus pandemic to make headlines and capture national attention, while underscoring a growing sense that there
Minneapolis Mayor Frey: 'Brick and
mortar is not as important as life'
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 8:10:44 AM Post Reply
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey held a press conference early Friday morning at City Hall. Around 1:30 a.m., Frey addressed a city that is enduring escalating protests that have lasted for the past three days in response to the death of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis Police officers were fired in the incident that happened Monday night. Thursday night's protests accelerated in violence in comparison to the previous two, with the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct set on fire, where all the fired officers were from. During his address to media, Frey reflected on the bigger meaning of the protests. "Brick
What the 'Obamagate' Scandals
Mean and Why They Matter
Posted by Judy W. 5/29/2020 7:21:34 AM Post Reply
Amid the flurry of details about spying on Michael Flynn, lying to secret courts about Carter Page, leaking classified documents, and more, it’s easy to get lost in the muck. It’s important to stand back, identify the worst abuses, and explain why they matter for American democracy. These abuses didn’t simply follow each other; their targets, goals, and principal players overlapped. Taken together, they represent some of the gravest violations of constitutional norms and legal protections in American history. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him, these violations matter.
School in Session: McEnany Reminds the
Media That Registered Voters in Many States
Are Also Dead
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 6:25:14 AM Post Reply
During a White House briefing Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, with slides, detailed data and news stories, that voter fraud as a result of mass vote-by-mail schemes is in fact a real problem. "The media is very concerned about the integrity of our elections but when it comes to mail-in ballots, all of a sudden, the concern for election security melts away," McEnany said. "I want to note there was a Pew study done that shows there is plenty of reason to believe that in a mass mail-in system that there is fraud.
All Hell Broke Loose In Minneapolis and
Armed Rednecks' Stepped In to Protect
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 6:17:28 AM Post Reply
Chaos erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night, with people looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer. Two men decided to utilize their Second Amendment rights to prevent people from looting nearby stores. "Basically, you've seen the records the cops keep and the cops are a lot less likely to tread on people's rights when there's other armed Americans with them. So we figured it's about damn time – or at least I figure it's about damn time – for some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens," the one man explained.
Twitter places notice on Trump’s Minneapolis
tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 6:11:19 AM Post Reply
Twitter on Friday took the dramatic step of placing a “public interest notice” on a tweet by President Trump.The social media giant said a tweet by Trump that read “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” violated their policies pertaining to “the glorification of violence.”“We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts,” the company said in a statement posted on their platform.Twitter did not remove the post, they said, because “it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance.”
China’s Communist Regime Shows
Its True Totalitarian Colors
Posted by PageTurner 5/29/2020 5:42:35 AM Post Reply
You never want a good crisis to go to waste.” That was Rahm Emanuel’s now-infamous prescription for the Democratic Party following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Now, China’s applying that same dictum globally, as the Wuhan virus ravages nation after nation, freeing Beijing to do its mischief. For years, Americans of all political stripes operated under the delusion that China, though nominally communist, was becoming more like the West every day. Our massive, but one-sided, trade with the country would bring changes, we thought. An inevitable consumer economy in China would expand, and bring with it ideas of freedom, human rights
Policy vs. Personality: Why Would
Anyone Vote for Biden over Trump?
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 5:33:19 AM Post Reply
Most polls show that former vice president Joe Biden is leading President Trump in the 2020 election. Americans should be careful about whom they are voting for. Meghan McCain, Mark Cuban, and Clint Eastwood are just a few who are seriously thinking of not voting for President Trump. Why? Because they are putting personality over policy.Many do not like President Trump's brash behavior and combative ways with the press and Democrats. They see former V.P. Biden currently hiding in his basement and appearing to Americans as a hologram figure with an even-keeled nature. Americans should think long and hard and consider the reasons below
Joe Biden Veepstakes Take Bad Turn
as Scandals Hit Amy Klobuchar,
Gretchen Whitmer
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 5:29:55 AM Post Reply
Two women reportedly on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president have been hit with major scandals that could cripple their chances of being nominated.On Thursday, Minnesota-based Mint Press News reported that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) was the district attorney at the time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin shot and killed Wayne Reyes in 2006. According to Mint Press News, between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar “did not bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty – including against Chauvin himself.” Chauvin was involved in a fatal accident in 2005, killed Wayne Reyes in 2006, shot another man while in uniform in 2008,
Grenell rips DC swamp,
Politico, Democratic leakers
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:13:06 AM Post Reply
Richard Grenell, who shook up the intelligence world in just three months as acting director of national intelligence, used his first interview since stepping down to blast Washington’s insider culture of protecting itself and ruining outside reformers. In a 19-minute interview on the Mark Levin Show, the longtime public servant who recently was ambassador to Germany said that the political-media axis in Washington is toxic and geared to thwart reforms that threaten its operation. “An outsider coming in with fresh eyes is like the enemy because you’re going to look at things differently,” he told the popular conservative talk radio host and author. The audio of their discussion is below.
Joe Biden's racism a Democratic Party tradition replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:09:42 AM Post Reply
True, we have not even elected him president yet, but isn’t it already time to start dismantling Joe Biden’s presidential library? After all, he has a long history of supporting white supremacists and just being an all-around racially insensitive, privileged white geezer. To be fair, Mr. Biden did not invent the Democratic Party or its racism. But for nearly 50 years he has knowingly and willingly associated himself with and supported the causes of the Democratic Party, known throughout history for its association with white supremacy.
No lockdown on murder replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:00:41 AM Post Reply
Many human activities were curtailed in America during Memorial Day weekend due to the Wuhan coronavirus. However, murder in Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington D.C. weren’t among them. In Baltimore, there were eight killings over the weekend, even though residents were under orders to stay home due to the pandemic. Four additional people were injured in the shootings. According to police, several of the victims had previously been convicted of attempted murder. In a properly functioning justice system, these victims would have been incarcerated. Chicago topped Baltimore. It suffered nine killings, with 27 more wounded, over the weekend. This was Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015.
No Clean Slate for Karens! replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:57:25 AM Post Reply
On Memorial Day, in Central Park, a white woman—derisively dubbed “Karen” before she was doxed as New York City resident Amy Cooper—lost her cool after being confronted by an apparently outraged birdwatcher (a black man) named Christian Cooper (no relation). After threatening Amy Cooper’s dog (by his own admission), and telling her that he would do something “you’re not going to like,” Christian Cooper began to record the visibly distraught dogwalker, who then called the police, emphasizing the race of the man she claimed was harassing her. Christian Cooper’s video was posted online, and, within hours, a Twitter mob
Well, There Goes Amy Klobuchar... replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:51:49 AM Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), one of the women on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice-presidential shortlist, refused to prosecute an excessive force case against the police officer who appears to have killed black man George Floyd, the man at the center of the latest Black Lives Matter controversy. On Monday night, Derek Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis police department, knelt on 46-year-old Floyd’s neck for nine minutes as the black man pleaded for his life. Floyd died after the encounter. Video of the encounter went viral on Tuesday, and the police department fired Chauvin Tuesday. Yet Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure
Obamagate Won’t Go Away replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:48:11 AM Post Reply
It was announced this week that Attorney General Bill Barr has named another U.S. attorney to investigate “aspects” of the Michael Flynn unmasking scandal — the latest indication that Obamagate isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. “Attorney General Bill Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the practice of ‘unmasking’ before and after the 2016 presidential election, a controversy that has picked up steam after the Justice Department moved to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn,” Fox News reported. One question Bash needs to examine is: Who leaked to David Ignatius, the Washington Post
Twitter needs to fact-check these
tweets from prominent liberals
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:44:41 AM Post Reply
This week, for the first time, Twitter “fact-checked” one of President Trump’s opinions and redirected users to coverage from that paragon of fairness and objectivity, CNN (don’t laugh). Twitter announced the introduction of the new feature earlier this month. The goal, two workers wrote, is to “make it easy to find credible information” and to stanch the flow of “misleading content.” But I wonder: Will the platform also append “fact-check” labels and links to tweets from prominent liberals that also turned out to be “misleading” or outright false?
LMPD: 7 people shot, 1 'critical'
during protest in downtown Louisville
demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:39:38 AM Post Reply
Seven people were shot Thursday night in downtown Louisville during a protest to demand justice for the shooting death of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor during a March police raid, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. One person who was shot is in "critical" condition, police said. According to a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer early Friday morning, two of victims were sent to surgery. All of the shooting victims are civilians, according to LMPD, which said none of the victims were shot by officers and that is "too early to comment on suspects."
Black Lives Matter protesters
blocked the 101 Freeway in LA
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:34:02 AM Post Reply
As Ed wrote earlier, there were riots and looting in Minnesota last night in response to the death of George Floyd. A spontaneous protest also broke out in Los Angeles with Black Lives Matter protesters walking onto the 101 freeway and blocking traffic. Protesters became angry when they caught site of two LAPD cruisers. Windows were smashed and one protesters was injured after he jumped on the hood of one of the cars. Here’s how the protest in LA began.(Snip for tweet) After chanting for a while near the Hall of Justice on Temple St., protesters moved onto the 101 freeway. While all of this was happening
Esteban Loaiza, onetime Yankees
pitcher, blew through his $44M
fortune before cocaine bust: report
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:26:05 AM Post Reply
Esteban Loaiza spent 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, which included a stint with the New York Yankees in 2004, and he made nearly $44 million in his career. The now 48-year-old is in the Seattle-Tacoma Federal Detention Center, his money long gone, serving three years in prison for felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute. Loaiza’s downfall apparently stemmed from a lavish lifestyle, which included generous gifts to family members long after his moneymaking days in baseball were over, according to a Bleacher Report article published Thursday.
Minneapolis Third Precinct police
station set on fire after rioters break in
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:17:57 AM Post Reply
The Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze Thursday night as violent protests continued in the city -- and other cities across the U.S. -- following Monday's death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. More than 500 members of the National Guard were heading to the Twin Cities region, called in by Gov. Tim Walz, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported. Rioters broke into the precinct around 10 p.m. local time, after police on the rooftop previously tried to disperse a gathering crowd using "flash bang" shots and tear gas, according to reports. The rioters entered the building and sparked the fire after police officers
Boston Marathon Canceled for 1st Time in
124-Year History
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:51:47 AM Post Reply
Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 before being postponed for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic. “While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for a historic 124th Boston Marathon,” said Tom Grilk, the CEO of the Boston Athletic Association. Although the title of Boston Marathon champion is contested by a few dozen elite athletes, the field includes more than 30,000 recreational and charity runners,
Comprehensive Sex Ed Proponents Admit
Teaching Children Sexual ‘Pleasure’ Is a
Primary Goal
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:39:14 AM Post Reply
May is being touted as #SexEdForAll month on social media platforms, and a look at many posts using the hashtag shows teaching children about sexual “pleasure” is now included in the language of “medically accurate” sex ed. [Tweet] Cathy Ruse, senior fellow and director of human dignity at Family Research Council, wrote, “The ‘facts of life’ have not changed, but ‘inclusivity’ and ‘sex positivity’ and other popular buzz-word concepts have changed sex education.” Ruse is the author of a new brochure titled, “Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination.” She observed that while many studies have demonstrated comprehensive sex education
Husband in 70s Shoots, Kills Suspect to Stop
Attack on Wife
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:00:12 AM Post Reply
Florida’s Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO) indicates a husband in his 70s intervened to stop an attack on his wife Tuesday by shooting and killing an intrusion suspect. Fox New reported that the incident occurred in Panama City just after 6 a.m. The BCSO used a Facebook post to explain that the husband was outside when the man allegedly approached the home. The man, 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards, “was screaming and swearing, and, according to witnesses, acting very aggressively and erratically.” BCSO noted that Edwards “walked down the husband’s driveway and approached the husband in a threatening manner.” The husband went inside to avoid Edwards, but Edwards allegedly followed
103-Year-Old Massachusetts Woman Celebrates
Coronavirus Victory with Beer
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 12:54:57 AM Post Reply
103-year-old Jennie Stejna defied the odds to beat the novel coronavirus on May 13 and treated herself to a victory bottle of Bud Light in celebration. “Hell yes,” Stejna told her grandson-in-law, Adam Gunn, when asked whether she was ready to go to Heaven. A brutal fight against the novel coronavirus looked grim, and her family was forced to say their goodbyes over the phone. And while Stejna did not specify when she wanted to go, the following days made it clear: Not yet. Stejna is a “hardcore Boston sports fan,” who “used to sit outside and listen to the Red Sox on the radio,” her family remembered.
MPD Third Precinct burns as
protests continue following
George Floyd's death
Posted by Ketchuplover 5/29/2020 12:30:48 AM Post Reply
Tensions continue to mount on night three of sustained demonstrations across the Twin Cities metro following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. While many demonstrations have been peaceful, both honoring the late Floyd and the social justice movement, others have left vandalism, fires and looting in their wake. Rioters have breached the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct and set the building on fire as of reports coming in around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. Minneapolis Police Spokesperson John Elder said in a statement that they had evacuated staff from the building due to safety concerns shortly after 10
Grenell repeatedly backhands Russian
collusion truther Swalwell when he foolishly
keeps coming back for more
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:25:05 AM Post Reply
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell engaged in an epic back-and-forth on Twitter Thursday with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who continues to push the discredited narrative that the 2016 Trump campaign ‘colluded’ with Russia.The feud began last week after Grenell, in one of his last official acts, declassified an email written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice to herself, in which she documented a meeting with then-President Barack Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-DNI James Clapper, among others, to discuss the investigation into incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Mississippi cop on leave after video
shows his hands around man’s neck
Posted by poster 5/29/2020 12:24:52 AM Post Reply
A Mississippi cop held a young man by the neck as onlookers screamed, “He can’t breathe!,” troubling video shows. The 2-minute clip posted to Facebook Friday shows a uniformed Jackson police officer with both hands wrapped around the man’s neck. “What did I tell you to do?” the officer screams at the man, video shows. “Make me, make me, make me … I said make me, boy.” The officer, identified by the Jackson Free Press as Myron Smith, then tells a woman who tries to intervene to take her hands off him as she says the man is having trouble breathing. “He’s trying to breathe!” she says. “He’s telling you he can’t breathe.”
Cuomo says NY businesses can deny
entrance to those without masks
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:18:40 AM Post Reply
No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.New York businesses will have the right to deny entrance to those who refuse to wear a mask or other face covering under an executive order Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.“We’re giving the store owners the right to say, ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in,’ ” said Cuomo in a press briefing at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Flatbush, Brooklyn. “That store owner has a right to protect the other patrons in that store.“You don’t want to wear a mask? Fine. But you don’t have a right to then go into that store
Valerie Jarrett Calls for Vote-by-Mail
in Every State—‘There Is De Minimis
Vote Fraud in Our Country’
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 12:13:17 AM Post Reply
Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett said because there is “de minimis vote fraud in our country,” we “should have vote-by-mail in every state.” Jarrett said, “This week, we launched Civic Cities, where we are working with mayors across the country. I started in local government, so I appreciate how mayors really do have a touch on what’s happening in the communities. They are extremely influential. So I asked them to help us engage with the constituents they have. We have 31 mayors off the bat. Many more joined on since then. We’re working in high schools because people who are first-time voters tend to be lifelong voters.
May 28, 2020 It has started: Biden sliding
downward in the polls
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 12:02:33 AM Post Reply
After a week of gaffes, it's happened. Joe Biden is dropping in the polls. According to Newsweek: Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has fallen by three points over the last week, according to new polling data. The latest survey by Reuters and Ipsos found that Biden led Trump by six points among registered voters, with 45 percent backing the challenger and 39 percent favoring the incumbent. The former vice president also had a four-point lead among Independent voters. A third of the group (33 percent) said they would back Biden, while 29 percent said the same of Trump.
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