LIVE: Trump’s News Conference on China

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We haven’t featured one of these live press conferences in a while, so let’s do this. Everyone already knows it’s going to be non-stop lies and right wing garbage-think, but maybe he’ll surprise us and be presidential this time.

Kidding! Had you going for a minute, didn’t I?

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333 comments

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:46:59am

Simple truth.

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 11:48:27am

Fuck Trump, fuck the fucking feckless GOP, and Fuck the enabling media that equivocates and covers for fucking Trump.

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:48:42am

This presser is supposed to be about China?

My guess is that China will get a brief mention, buried somewhere in all the whining.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 11:48:51am

And let the B.S. begin.

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 11:49:20am

re: #3 makeitstop

This presser is supposed to be about China?

My guess is that China will get a brief mention, buried somewhere in all the whining.

Blaming China for all the deaths of Americans here. Anything to distract from his failures.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:49:40am

And he finally shows up, 50 minutes late.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 29, 2020 • 11:49:58am

Cl’d

I just got back from my 2 mile walk. Went to City MD to get the test for Covid-19 antibodies. If it comes back negative something is wrong (with the test or my brain). It’s 80 degrees in Brooklyn, so I’m more than a little tired, maybe talk a nap, but I’m alive.

get the results back in about two days.

and fuck you trump

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 11:50:12am

Blaming Obama right out of the gate. Predictable.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:50:13am

“China has ripped off the United States like no one has done before”

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:50:57am

He’s already attacked Obama twice.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 11:50:57am

China’s ripping us off, but they do sew a fine ball cap.

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:51:00am

‘The Specific Ocean?’

Ohhhhhh-kay…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 11:51:51am

Wuhan (?) virus. DRINK!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 29, 2020 • 11:51:59am

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

“China has ripped off the United States like no one has done before”

Says a man who has been doing business with China for decades…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:52:15am

Now’s he attacking China for their slow response to the virus.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:52:45am

He just accused China of controlling the entire WHO

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:53:18am

U.S. officially severs all ties with WHO

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 11:53:29am

Abandoning WHO. Didn’t see that coming. //////

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 11:53:39am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:54:25am

Now he’s accusing China of Espionage and stealing American industrial secrets.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 11:54:33am

China tanked the US economy too. Trump’s group is on it.

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:55:15am

Turned it off. Fuck that guy.

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:55:45am

China broke the taillight on my truck, the bastards.

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 11:55:48am
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 11:55:52am

Is this blame China for everything coming from Pompeo? Will China revoke all of Ivanka’s trademarks now?

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 11:56:48am

re: #25 Teddy’s Person

Is this blame China for everything coming from Pompeo? Will China revoke all of Ivanka’s trademarks now?

Do they really expect Xi to just take this without hitting back?

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 11:57:53am

*sigh* And that’s another item on the ever-growing list of things Joe will have to reverse/fix: Returning the US to the WHO.

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calochortus  May 29, 2020 • 11:58:16am

“Lowered the Union flag?”

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Dr Lizardo  May 29, 2020 • 11:58:17am

re: #25 Teddy’s Person

Is this blame China for everything coming from Pompeo? Will China revoke all of Ivanka’s trademarks now?

They can give all of Ivanka’s trademarks to some mid-level party functionary from Guangzhou.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 11:58:42am

No questions. Just China sucks and bye.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 11:58:57am

No questions being taken. Par for course.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:59:27am

And he’s done. Not even taking a SINGLE question…at a NEWS CONFERENCE mind you.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 11:59:33am

re: #28 calochortus

“Lowered the Union flag?”

I guess the Confederate flag his supporters love so much can fly high and proud.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 11:59:36am

re: #12 makeitstop

‘The Specific Ocean?’

Ohhhhhh-kay…

I give Trump a pass on such verbal mistakes, especially those that arise when reading a teleprompter when you haven’t practiced a speech. We all make these types of errors when speaking — and, when not reading prepared text, even say the opposite of what we intended, without realizing it, especially when speaking extemporaneously. The problems aren’t that he’s overweight, has a terrible diet, mispronounces words, is physically unfit, and not particularly knowledgeable — the problems are that he is cruel, a vicious bully, unwilling to defer to experts, has no empathy, and has no loyalty to our nation or to his oath of office.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 11:59:42am

He was only up there for 8 minutes.

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calochortus  May 29, 2020 • 11:59:49am

re: #30 Teddy’s Person

I believe that’s “owning the libs” or something.

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goddamnedfrank  May 29, 2020 • 12:00:19pm
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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 12:00:27pm

re: #30 Teddy’s Person

No questions. Just China sucks and bye.

I think he wants us to talk about pulling out of the WHO, wchich is to keep us from talking about wanting looters shot, which was an attempt to keep us from talking about 103k dead.

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goddamnedfrank  May 29, 2020 • 12:00:49pm

Testing

edit:

… alright, never mind. Thought I saw a glitch

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 12:00:59pm

I didn’t miss anything. I expected Trump to engage in projectile vomiting and I see from the comments that he was his usual asshole self.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 12:01:18pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Testing

No math dammit.

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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 12:01:18pm
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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 12:01:46pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 12:01:54pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

And he’s done. Not even taking a SINGLE question…at a NEWS CONFERENCE mind you.

I bet the only way the could get him to go out was to tell him he didn’t have to take any questions. Oh, that and promising him extra sprinkles on his two scoops.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 29, 2020 • 12:02:03pm

re: #63 I Would Prefer Not To

I just got back from my 2 mile walk. Went to City MD to get the test for Covid-19 antibodies. If it comes back negative something is wrong (with the test or my brain). It’s 80 degrees in Brooklyn, so I’m more than a little tired, maybe talk a nap, but I’m alive.

get the results back in about two days.

Leaving for my walk, so I’ll drop this and run. A month or so ago (seems like years) UCSF was testing everyone who had covid-19 symptoms (for the virus, not for antibodies), and 95% were negative. And this was with medical professionals doing the screening. So maybe don’t be too, too surprised, if you come back negative.

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 12:02:14pm

re: #42 gocart mozart

You should throw a new thread up when this occurs, Charles. It’s time to treat Biden as the president.

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 12:04:01pm
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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:05:51pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

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Brave Sir Robin ran away…

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Dave In Austin  May 29, 2020 • 12:06:03pm

He going to start a war isn’t he?

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 12:07:08pm

We all knew Trump was incompetent. But the stark reminders still manage to shock.

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Dread Pirate  May 29, 2020 • 12:07:47pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

It must have been that reprimand from Taylor Swift.

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 12:09:07pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 12:09:15pm

He’ll Flush The Turd On November 3rd!

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Mike Lamb  May 29, 2020 • 12:09:20pm

The most lasting damage that this motherfucker is going to do isn’t judge or tax cuts—it’s that he’s made the US untrustworthy as an ally, negotiating partner, etc.

I won’t sit here and even attempt to argue that the US is some paragon of virtue. But, generally speaking, we haven’t been complete fucking flakes when it comes to our friends and allies, or agreements that we enter into. This nihilist piece of shit has completely undone all of that.

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 12:09:59pm

re: #49 Dave In Austin

He going to start a war isn’t he?

Naah, just damage the US by ending our relationship with the WHO.

I think he’s going to see how much he can burn down over the next 6 months.

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sagehen  May 29, 2020 • 12:10:30pm

re: #23 makeitstop

China broke the taillight on my truck, the bastards.

Tore the tags off my mattress.

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Sherlock Hound  May 29, 2020 • 12:10:55pm

Who hurt my governor?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 12:10:56pm

re: #54 Mike Lamb

The most lasting damage that this motherfucker is going to do isn’t judge or tax cuts—it’s that he’s made the US untrustworthy as an ally, negotiating partner, etc.

I won’t sit here and even attempt to argue that the US is some paragon of virtue. But, generally speaking, we haven’t been complete fucking flakes when it comes to our friends and allies, or agreements that we enter into. This nihilist piece of shit has completely undone all of that.

We have to face up to the fact that The United States will no longer be the leader of the free world.

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Dr Lizardo  May 29, 2020 • 12:10:57pm

Time for a bit of levity.

Dan Bell posted another nightmare motel video….this time from a hellhole in Charleston, WV:

Another Dirty Room Charleston WV : ROACHES & CHICKEN at the Jefferson Motel

Yeech. If I’m ever in Charleston, I won’t be staying here. 😂

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EPR-radar  May 29, 2020 • 12:11:02pm

re: #54 Mike Lamb

The most lasting damage that this motherfucker is going to do isn’t judge or tax cuts—it’s that he’s made the US untrustworthy as an ally, negotiating partner, etc.

I won’t sit here and even attempt to argue that the US is some paragon of virtue. But, generally speaking, we haven’t been complete fucking flakes when it comes to our friends and allies, or agreements that we enter into. This nihilist piece of shit has completely undone all of that.

The US will be worthless to its allies as long as the GOP remains a national party.

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 12:11:22pm

re: #56 sagehen

Settled the contents of my cornflakes box.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 12:12:04pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #31 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

re: #30 Teddy’s Person

and that’s why it’s not a ‘news conference’

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Sherlock Hound  May 29, 2020 • 12:12:14pm

Stonekettle with the truth:

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William Lewis  May 29, 2020 • 12:12:55pm

Follow up from Yesterday’s rifle talk…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 12:13:47pm

re: #44 Teddy’s Person

I bet the only way the could get him to go out was to tell him he didn’t have to take any questions. Oh, that and promising him extra sprinkles on his two scoops.

he absolutely hates this job

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 12:14:35pm
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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:17:27pm

re: #65 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

he absolutely hates this job

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that come with it.

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Interesting Times  May 29, 2020 • 12:18:52pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that come with it.

Like being able to avoid prosecution and raid the US treasury at will.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:19:32pm

re: #63 Sherlock Hound

Stonekettle with the truth:

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That’s why yesterday’s presser by the County Attorney was such a fucking disaster, because even if they wanted to say “We need time to investigate,” hanging out there the idea that the four may walk without even a slap on the wrist was adding fuel to a lit flame.

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 12:19:49pm

re: #56 sagehen

Tore the tags off my mattress.

Oh! The villains!!

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 12:19:52pm

Horrific

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goddamnedfrank  May 29, 2020 • 12:20:07pm
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gwangung  May 29, 2020 • 12:22:17pm

re: #71 Teddy’s Person

Horrific

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SO, only third degree because they couldn’t prove intent???

Intent all over the place….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 29, 2020 • 12:23:20pm

re: #26 makeitstop

Do they really expect Xi to just take this without hitting back?

no, but they want an excuse to hit back even harder

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 12:23:38pm
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jeffreyw  May 29, 2020 • 12:23:42pm

re: #66 jaunte

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Today is the day Joe Biden became president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 29, 2020 • 12:24:53pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that he thought would come with it.

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Interesting Times  May 29, 2020 • 12:25:12pm

re: #73 gwangung

SO, only third degree because they couldn’t prove intent???

Intent all over the place….

It’s been pointed out the two of them worked as security for the same nightclub. So if further investigation discovers some sort of past dispute or personal grudge, I wonder if the charges against Chauvin could be upgraded.

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steve_davis  May 29, 2020 • 12:25:55pm

re: #25 Teddy’s Person

Is this blame China for everything coming from Pompeo? Will China revoke all of Ivanka’s trademarks now?

at least I finally smartened up and have been selling out of my portfolio as stocks have crept back to even money over the past couple months. He can still break my balls with his reckless stupidity, but at least I have enough cash to keep me alive for awhile now when I have to start double-tapping zombies.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 12:26:01pm

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yeah, he thought he’d be treated like Kim Jong-un.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 29, 2020 • 12:26:11pm

re: #78 Interesting Times

It’s been pointed out the two of them worked as security for the same nightclub. So if further investigation discovers some sort of past dispute or personal grudge, I wonder if the charges against Chauvin could be upgraded.

This is one of those backstory twists right out of some crime series…

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Patricia Kayden  May 29, 2020 • 12:26:23pm
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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:26:49pm

re: #73 gwangung

SO, only third degree because they couldn’t prove intent???

Intent all over the place….

Given past incidents like this, I imagine his defense at trial is gonna be that the video doesn’t show how Floyd was a “scary black man” with berserker strength and nigh invulnerability. He’ll just say some variation of “I felt he was a danger to me/others” and the jury will be instructed that so long as that “feeling” existed, the law says it’s “self-defense” and any actions taken totally legal because he’s a cop.

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 12:30:20pm

re: #76 jeffreyw

Today is the day Joe Biden became president.

I wish.
(And I’m sure we ALL here wish).
Gotta wait til next January, unfortunately enough….

But this sort of stuff is invaluable PR - reminds the viewers what a REAL President should look/act/sound like, and costs a lot less than a campaign ad.

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ckkatz  May 29, 2020 • 12:30:37pm

re: #64 William Lewis

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 12:31:37pm

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that he thought would come with it.

He thought he could have multiple Nuremberg rallies every week where crowds would endlessly kiss his ass and he’s going stir crazy because he needs the asskissing the same way a junky needs heroin!

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:33:25pm

re: #86 Joe Bacon 🌹

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that he thought would come with it.

He thought he could have multiple Nuremberg rallies every week where crowds would endlessly kiss his ass and he’s going stir crazy because he needs the asskissing the same way a junky needs heroin!

Ayep. Which is why he’s probably seething right now that he couldn’t go on another tear, but instead had to run away from the press to avoid questions about his tweets.

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Patricia Kayden  May 29, 2020 • 12:34:42pm
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Dave In Austin  May 29, 2020 • 12:35:42pm
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William Lewis  May 29, 2020 • 12:35:43pm

re: #85 ckkatz

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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 12:35:53pm

re: #73 gwangung

SO, only third degree because they couldn’t prove intent???

Intent all over the place….

IANAL — but could it be related to the definition of homicide in that jurisdiction? In any case, as more information is uncovered, they could upgrade the charges. Let’s see what happens. Of course, in the Trump era, even the worst actions are immediately forgotten because they are so quickly replaced by some new scandal or crime or threat to liberty.

When, again, are all those Obama era officials being rounded up and put in orange jump suits? And is Twitter being silenced now? What’s going on with Flynn anyway? … How many outrages can we focus on at once?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 12:37:16pm

re: #58 Joe Bacon 🌹

We have to face up to the fact that The United States will no longer be the leader of the free world.

We’re going to be lucky if we continue to have a free world.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 12:38:26pm

re: #91 Hecuba’s daughter

IANAL — but could it be related to the definition of homicide in that jurisdiction? In any case, as more information is uncovered, they could upgrade the charges. Let’s see what happens. Of course, in the Trump era, even the worst actions are immediately forgotten because they are so quickly replaced by some new scandal or crime or threat to liberty.

When, again, are all those Obama era officials being rounded up and put in orange jump suits? And is Twitter being silenced now? What’s going on with Flynn anyway? … How many outrages can we focus on at once?

Ah but my family insists that Q (John F Kennedy Jr.) is going to resurface any moment now with the Mole Children on OANN and all those adrenochrome drinking satan worshipping Democrats will be arrested!

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Patricia Kayden  May 29, 2020 • 12:39:16pm

re: #63 Sherlock Hound

This is so true. The other three murderers also need to be arrested though so the protests should continue.

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Dave In Austin  May 29, 2020 • 12:40:10pm

re: #64 William Lewis

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 12:42:01pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

Given past incidents like this, I imagine his defense at trial is gonna be that the video doesn’t show how Floyd was a “scary black man” with berserker strength and nigh invulnerability. He’ll just say some variation of “I felt he was a danger to me/others” and the jury will be instructed that so long as that “feeling” existed, the law says it’s “self-defense” and any actions taken totally legal because he’s a cop.

And I realize Dallas is not the rest of the country, but they have convicted the last two cops put on trial for killing someone.

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ckkatz  May 29, 2020 • 12:42:46pm

re: #69 Targetpractice

That’s why yesterday’s presser by the County Attorney was such a fucking disaster, because even if they wanted to say “We need time to investigate,” hanging out there the idea that the four may walk without even a slap on the wrist was adding fuel to a lit flame.

Yes!

Contrast the County Attorney’s ‘business as usual’ approach versus the Governor and Mayor’s efforts to de-escalate and reform.

It seems to me that there is a ‘debate’ (conducted in numerous ways) over the heart and mind of the Minnesota legal system. And there seems to be some hope that it will turn out with some improvements. I just hope that cost in lives is no higher.

There also seems to something a learning curve happening in the city and state police forces.

I would hate to be the incident commander who made the very poor decision to arrest a peaceable news crew. While they were broadcasting, no less. Or the personally and professionally embarrassed pr person who put out those lies.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 12:45:21pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that come with it.

And the money. He loves the money.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:46:07pm

re: #96 Belafon

And I realize Dallas is not the rest of the country, but they have convicted the last two cops put on trial for killing someone.

It’s probably going to depend largely upon how the prosecution approaches this case. Given the reluctance to this point, I’m not feeling very optimistic about the outcome.

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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 12:46:55pm

I just got a call from my employer. We are to report to work on the 6th of June. Now Saturday is not my regular work day so I am waiting for further instructions. According to the phone call we are supposed to get instructions by Thursday. We shall see what happens. At least I have this next week to enjoy the time off.

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William Lewis  May 29, 2020 • 12:49:17pm

re: #95 Dave In Austin

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 12:50:26pm

re: #98 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And the money. He loves the money.

WUT?

I thought Donny’s whole shtick was that he was so goddam wealthy that he didn’t need the bucks: hence the self-congratulatory tweets every quarter about how much he’s given away….

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 12:51:06pm

re: #102 Jay C

WUT?

I thought Donny’s whole shtick was that he was so goddam wealthy that he didn’t need the bucks: hence the self-congratulatory tweets every quarter about how much he’s given away….

He needs the tax breaks, because he’s cash poor.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 12:51:31pm

Oh, I didn’t comment on it earlier, but today marks the first day of VA’s mandatory mask order. So when I stopped at Wawa to fuel up, you can imagine my total lack of surprise that every person I saw was without a mask. The sentiment that seemed to be on display was clear: “It’s over, let’s move on.”

Meanwhile, my manager at work informed me that not only are we to be masked at all times, but we’re also supposed to be barring anyone entry from the hotel if they don’t have a mask on. Easier said than done considering we’ve multiple entrances into the buildings, any of which an unmasked guest can enter without our being aware. All it really means is I’m going to get a lot of arguing and angry stares this weekend as I try to patiently explain the new hotel policy to assholes who think they don’t need a mask because “I’M NOT SICK!”

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steve_davis  May 29, 2020 • 12:53:20pm

re: #25 Teddy’s Person

Is this blame China for everything coming from Pompeo? Will China revoke all of Ivanka’s trademarks now?

at least I finally smartened up and have been selling out of my portfolio as stocks have crept back to even money over the past couple months. He can still break my balls with his reckless stupidity, but at least I have enough cash to keep me alive for awhilere: #82 Patricia Kayden

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oh, it was much worse than that. he knew before they flew to the game that the players were going to kneel, so it was all just staged outrage that cost the taxpayer several hundred thousand dollars.

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stpaulbear  May 29, 2020 • 12:55:04pm

re: #75 jaunte

And Pence went into that game planning to walk out when players took the knee. Reporters covering his visit were told to just stay out by the motorcade. It was a very expensive stunt.

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William Lewis  May 29, 2020 • 12:55:25pm

re: #104 Targetpractice

Oh, I didn’t comment on it earlier, but today marks the first day of VA’s mandatory mask order. So when I stopped at Wawa to fuel up, you can imagine my total lack of surprise that every person I saw was without a mask. The sentiment that seemed to be on display was clear: “It’s over, let’s move on.”

Meanwhile, my manager at work informed me that not only are we to be masked at all times, but we’re also supposed to be barring anyone entry from the hotel if they don’t have a mask on. Easier said than done considering we’ve multiple entrances into the buildings, any of which an unmasked guest can enter without our being aware. All it really means is I’m going to get a lot of arguing and angry stares this weekend as I try to patiently explain the new hotel policy to assholes who think they don’t need a mask because “I’M NOT SICK!”

We were told that if we go out from behind the desk and it’s sneeze guards AND there were guests, we had to be masked up. If walking the halls and meet a guest in a mask, put yours on. Other than that, use your discretion. Since I’ve been wearing a shemagh it’s an easy thing to pull it up and on.

Edit: WI so no state order, mostly due to scumbag GOP supreme court.

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steve_davis  May 29, 2020 • 12:55:37pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

Given past incidents like this, I imagine his defense at trial is gonna be that the video doesn’t show how Floyd was a “scary black man” with berserker strength and nigh invulnerability. He’ll just say some variation of “I felt he was a danger to me/others” and the jury will be instructed that so long as that “feeling” existed, the law says it’s “self-defense” and any actions taken totally legal because he’s a cop.

nah. he’s gonna do 15 years. the bastards who stood by and let him get away with it are gonna get time as accessories to murder under color of authority. don’t know what the law is in minnesota, but in lots of states, doing something illegal under color of authority is considered especially heinous and worthy of significant sanction. Hell, I’m pretty sure California still executes cops who tamper with evidence in capital trials.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 29, 2020 • 12:55:51pm

Spacex suffers catastrophic loss of SN4 prototype .

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 12:59:16pm

re: #89 Dave In Austin

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this is where it’s going:

- underlying health conditions
- and any potential intoxicants

note it should be part of police training that all sorts of health conditions are not evident just by looking. even non excessive force can be lethal

most especially now with what covid seems to be doing to lungs, hearts, circulation, brains etc

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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 12:59:32pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 1:00:32pm

re: #102 Jay C

WUT?

I thought Donny’s whole shtick was that he was so goddam wealthy that he didn’t need the bucks: hence the self-congratulatory tweets every quarter about how much he’s given away….

not the salary silly, the grift money

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:03:55pm

re: #107 William Lewis

We were told that if we go out from behind the desk and it’s sneeze guards AND there were guests, we had to be masked up. If walking the halls and meet a guest in a mask, put yours on. Other than that, use your discretion. Since I’ve been wearing a shemagh it’s an easy thing to pull it up and on.

That was pretty much the unofficial policy for the past few weeks, even though I was informed Tuesday that corporate made masks a mandatory part of the uniform weeks back. Management had just been dragging its feet as it tried to figure out how to implement such without a revolt. But now that it’s an order from the state gov’t, corporate is puts its foot down and requiring masks at all times.

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stpaulbear  May 29, 2020 • 1:05:28pm

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

We’re going to be lucky if we continue to have a free world.

If we’re lucky we’ll get to be the world’s prodigal son when Biden is elected.

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stpaulbear  May 29, 2020 • 1:08:01pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

He hates doing the job, he loves the perks that come with it.

HE also loves staying out of jail.

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 1:08:20pm

These are the people demanding that everyone go back to work.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:09:25pm

re: #108 steve_davis

nah. he’s gonna do 15 years. the bastards who stood by and let him get away with it are gonna get time as accessories to murder under color of authority. don’t know what the law is in minnesota, but in lots of states, doing something illegal under color of authority is considered especially heinous and worthy of significant sanction. Hell, I’m pretty sure California still executes cops who tamper with evidence in capital trials.

Yeah, I’m not that optimistic. I think we’re looking at something closer to Freddie Gray: Chauvin walks after a mistrial, while his fellow cops are acquitted because they were “just following orders.”

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:10:23pm

re: #116 jaunte

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These are the people demanding that everyone go back to work.

He’s working himself around to resuming the rallies.

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sagehen  May 29, 2020 • 1:12:11pm

re: #75 jaunte

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danarchy  May 29, 2020 • 1:12:16pm

re: #117 Targetpractice

Yeah, I’m not that optimistic. I think we’re looking at something closer to Freddie Gray: Chauvin walks after a mistrial, while his fellow cops are acquitted because they were “just following orders.”

I don’t know how they get past the fact he kept his knee on his neck for a full 2 minutes after they checked him for a pulse and couldn’t find one.

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Allow me to light that for you...  May 29, 2020 • 1:13:05pm

My Central Pa county went “Green” today.
Gee, I bet more people will be walking around with no masks on and standing in line up each others asses.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 1:13:27pm

re: #112 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

not the salary silly, the grift money

You think all the money pouring into Trump golf clubs are going to Jr. and Eric?

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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 1:19:49pm
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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:20:00pm

re: #120 danarchy

I don’t know how they get past the fact he kept his knee on his neck for a full 2 minutes after they checked him for a pulse and couldn’t find one.

They’ll probably shop for an expert witness willing to take the stand and say that his pulse may have become so weak/irregular as to be imperceptible through the wrist, but still there and thus impossible to tell if he died as a result of the hold or aggravation of an “underlying condition.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 1:21:37pm

You know what really makes me furious about all this?

There’s going to be another one. I don’t know when and I don’t know where, but it will happen.

Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Breona Taylor, George Floyd.

There’s ALWAYS another one.

And until that changes we haven’t accomplished what we need to.

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 1:22:40pm

re: #124 Targetpractice

They’ll probably shop for an expert witness willing to take the stand and say that his pulse may have become so weak/irregular as to be imperceptible through the wrist, but still there and thus impossible to tell if he died as a result of the hold or aggravation of an “underlying condition.”

Tara migh tbe available.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:23:31pm

Should point out that a lot of people thought the video of Eric Garner made it a slam-dunk case, that it was so clear in the video that they retained the hold after he’d lost consciousness that there could be no conclusion other than malicious intent.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 29, 2020 • 1:24:39pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

Don’t forget that Obama has 118 million followers vs. Fuckface von Clownstick’s 80.6 million.

Whatever you do, don’t tweet that to him - who knows what kind of carnage he’ll cause….

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 1:25:48pm

re: #126 Belafon

Tara migh tbe available.

Ahhh, the snark of a true political news junkie. Love it.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 1:28:04pm

re: #122 Teddy’s Person

You think all the money pouring into Trump golf clubs are going to Jr. and Eric?

not a chance

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 1:30:28pm
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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 1:30:31pm
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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 1:32:05pm

re: #132 Charles Johnson

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Robin Hood Men In Tights: Bullshit

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 29, 2020 • 1:33:48pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 1:35:27pm

Fuck off, Katie

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  May 29, 2020 • 1:39:21pm

The best people

“… It’s the second finding of ethical violations in six months against Domenech, the agency’s assistant secretary for insular and international affairs. Investigators in December found that he broke federal ethics rules by twice meeting with his former employer, a conservative Texas-based policy group, to discuss legal disputes between the group and the agency in early 2017. …”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 29, 2020 • 1:39:33pm
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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 1:46:35pm

re: #135 Teddy’s Person

Fuck off, Katie

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Why so nasty?

Though if Katie wanted to get an opinion from former President Obama, she could just check this one : re: #111 teleskiguy.

However, what good would getting Barack and Dubya together do? I mean, it would make Obama certainly look good (as usual) but do we really need photo-ops?*

*No.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 1:47:27pm

re: #132 Charles Johnson

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DodgerFan1988  May 29, 2020 • 1:48:46pm

There’s actually a “Free Derek Chauvin” Facebook Private Group with over 3,700 Right Wing members.

facebook.com

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 29, 2020 • 1:49:44pm

re: #137 Eric The Fruit Bat

If there’s a pocket of infections anywhere, we’re all at risk. So it’s in WHO’s interest to make sure any vaccine or treatment gets to everyone.

Anyway, we’ll be back in January, arrears of our dues in hand.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 29, 2020 • 1:49:48pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 1:50:12pm

re: #138 Jay C

Why so nasty?

Because I’m angry. This let’s have both sides come together crap makes me angrier.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 1:50:55pm

re: #140 DodgerFan1988

There’s actually a “Free Derek Chauvin” Facebook Private Group with over 3,700 Right Wing members.

facebook.com

Of course there is.

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 1:54:02pm

re: #143 Teddy’s Person

Because I’m angry. This let’s have both sides come together crap makes me angrier.

OK, I hear you: very understandable.
👍

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 1:54:07pm

I predict the Orange asshole will do some epic ranting on Twitter this weekend.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  May 29, 2020 • 1:54:29pm

I saw a sign at a restaurant today: No Mask, No Service. We have a lot of such signs, but this was the first professionally produced one.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 1:56:00pm

re: #135 Teddy’s Person

Fuck off, Katie

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Yes. Little Miss Navy Seals Rock who endlessly cheerleaded us to war with Iraq can go to hell!

Besides who wants to listen to Dumbya the King of Katrina?

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 29, 2020 • 1:58:00pm

So they’re charging MurderCop with murder AND manslaughter? Sounds like they’re already trying to find a way to clear this guy. I can see them passing on the murder charge saying what he did didn’t meet the threshold and slap his wrist with manslaughter.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 1:59:07pm

Now Los Angeles County is going to start to open up…I’m still not going to go to any restaurants unless there’s outside seating…with The Cone Of Silence!

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ericblair  May 29, 2020 • 1:59:20pm

re: #141 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

If there’s a pocket of infections anywhere, we’re all at risk. So it’s in WHO’s interest to make sure any vaccine or treatment gets to everyone.

Anyway, we’ll be back in January, arrears of our dues in hand.

Apparently it isn’t that easy to just leave. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 2:00:56pm
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Mike Lamb  May 29, 2020 • 2:01:40pm

re: #151 ericblair

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Apparently it isn’t that easy to just leave. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

You think breaching the treaty would bother Trump in even the slightest? Not paying his debts is the one thing he is objectively good at.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 2:02:08pm

la.eater.com

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has officially paved the way for restaurants to fully reopen in Los Angeles County, announcing today that his office has approved a request by LA County officials to reopen dining rooms. The announcement, first reported by Eater yesterday evening, comes more than two-and-a-half months after restaurants were ordered to close their dining rooms, first by city mayor Eric Garcetti and later on by Gov. Newsom.

The LA Times confirmed the news this morning that Newsom had granted a variance from the county to reopen restaurants for dining in, as well as the structured reopening of barbershops and hair salons. The variance is the formal request put forward by county officials that states that the region has met certain criteria for reopening in a safe and measured way. Los Angeles County officials submitted its plans on Wednesday, showing that the county was meeting a variety of benchmarks in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, and received approval after back and forth discussion between mayor Eric Garcetti, Gov. Newsom, and county officials throughout last night.

The approval of the variance that allows the county to reopen hair salons, barbershops, and restaurants hinged in a variety of criteria set forth by the California Department of Public Health, including a low infection rate (LA sits at 6.5 percent currently, below the 8 percent threshold) and a seven-day reduction in the total number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19. However, overall numbers are still grim for the largest county in the largest state in America, as Los Angeles County reported nearly 50 more coronavirus deaths overnight.

Specifics, such physical distancing between tables, health and safety guidelines for workers and diners, and an official reopening timeline, have not been released yet. It is likely that LA restaurants will be able to open their dining rooms as soon as tomorrow, based on sources Eater has spoken with, and the speed at which Orange and Ventura counties allowed dining rooms to reopen. Governor Newsom is scheduled to give a press conference at noon, followed by a county press conference at 1 p.m., and a statement from mayor Garcetti thereafter. More on this story as it comes.

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DodgerFan1988  May 29, 2020 • 2:02:18pm

re: #119 sagehen

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Remember what Conservatives told black actors, athletes, & musicians who spoke out against past police killings of unarmed black citizens?
“Shut up and sing!”
“Shut up and dribble”
“Go Woke, Go Broke!”

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 2:02:24pm

re: #151 ericblair

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Apparently it isn’t that easy. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

Then there’s the second tweet of the thread:

“As a result, when Trump withdraws, all we’re actually doing is giving UP the right to participate & influence the efforts of WHO - ceding even more authority to China (which Trump has decried). Of course, as of January, the next president can just reenter us into membership.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 2:02:50pm

re: #149 GlutenFreeJesus

So they’re charging MurderCop with murder AND manslaughter? Sounds like they’re already trying to find a way to clear this guy. I can see them passing on the murder charge saying what he did didn’t meet the threshold and slap his wrist with manslaughter.

Isn’t that actually the way to guarantee conviction? Not murder, then manslaughter!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 2:03:43pm

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Isn’t that actually the way to guarantee conviction? Not murder, then manslaughter!

Just wait for the all white jury…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 2:03:55pm

re: #151 ericblair

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Apparently it isn’t that easy to just leave. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

Trump never pays his bills. I don’t think he’ll pay ours either.

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KGxvi  May 29, 2020 • 2:07:01pm

re: #156 Teddy’s Person

The there’s the second tweet of the thread:

“As a result, when Trump withdraws, all we’re actually doing is giving UP the right to participate & influence the efforts of WHO - ceding even more authority to China (which Trump has decried). Of course, as of January, the next president can just reenter us into membership.”

The one thing I’ve not been able to figure out with Trump on foreign policy is whether his ceding power to China is intentional or simply a byproduct of his incompetence. I mean, if you wanted to give China more power on the world stage, isn’t this basically the way you’d do it while promoting a psuedo-isolationist foreign policy? Then again, he clearly has no understanding of the dynamics at play within the international system, so it could just be total incompetence.

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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 2:07:39pm

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 2:08:37pm

re: #160 KGxvi

The one thing I’ve not been able to figure out with Trump on foreign policy is whether his ceding power to China is intentional or simply a byproduct of his incompetence. I mean, if you wanted to give China more power on the world stage, isn’t this basically the way you’d do it while promoting a psuedo-isolationist foreign policy? Then again, he clearly has no understanding of the dynamics at play within the international system, so it could just be total incompetence.

I think it’s total incompetence. He wants to be dictator of America, mainly so he can stuff his bank account and pay off his debts. Being responsible to the rest of the world is way too complicated since he can’t even be responsible to the citizens of his own country.

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gwangung  May 29, 2020 • 2:10:48pm

re: #162 Belafon

I think it’s total incompetence. He wants to be dictator of America, mainly so he can stuff his bank account and pay off his debts. Being responsible to the rest of the world is way too complicated since he can’t even be responsible to the citizens of his own country.

The strong strain of American exceptionalism in the right wing kinda demands that the USA is the top of class in everything; anything that erodes are standing argues against the exceptionalism.

So…incompetence.

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Patricia Kayden  May 29, 2020 • 2:11:51pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 2:12:59pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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He’s so full of shit…now he’s linking Joe to Benghazi….

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Mike Lamb  May 29, 2020 • 2:13:54pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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Holy shit. That tweet is from today. I figured that it was something dredged up from 5 years ago.

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 2:14:25pm

About the real president’s speech:

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 2:15:28pm

re: #136 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It’s the second finding of ethical violations in six months against Domenech

Arizona senator John McCain’s daughter’s husband?

(Did you know who Meghan’s dad was?)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 2:17:30pm

re: #164 Patricia Kayden

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I thought Trump walked out with the BACKSIDE Boys!

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:18:06pm
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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:18:17pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 2:18:29pm

Philly is not yet marked but there is some heavy weather headed to the Delaware Valley.
weather.gov

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BeachDem  May 29, 2020 • 2:19:26pm

re: #168 makeitstop

Arizona senator John McCain’s daughter’s husband?

(Did you know who Meghan’s dad was?)

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Nope—different Domemech

Douglas W. Domenech
Assistant Secretary
Insular and International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
doi.gov

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makeitstop  May 29, 2020 • 2:20:11pm

re: #173 BeachDem

Nope—different Domemech

Douglas W. Domenech
Assistant Secretary
Insular and International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
doi.gov

Thanks. I wasn’t ambitious enough to actually go and read the article. :)

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:20:19pm

Looks like they want more riots.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 2:20:37pm

re: #173 BeachDem

Nope—different Domemech

Douglas W. Domenech
Assistant Secretary
Insular and International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
doi.gov

Doug Domenech is actually Ben Domenechs father.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:21:18pm

re: #146 Eclectic Cyborg

I predict the Orange asshole will do some epic ranting on Twitter this weekend.

our cat Monster could have predicted that
Squeak on the other hand has no more fucks to give

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 2:22:59pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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SRSLY?
Benghazi?
Fuckin again??

Nobody’s told Rudy! that that show folded with poor ratings four years ago, and exactly NO ONE is calling for it to be revived?

Though I notice he’s relying on a “hero Marine” as co-star here: I guess as cover for (what sounds like) whatever CT BS he’s trying to push?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 29, 2020 • 2:23:07pm

And meanwhile back at the Batcave…

READ: Transcripts From Flynn Calls With Russian Officials Released

The transcripts from several phone calls between Michael Flynn and Russian officials became public Friday, including his Dec. 2016 call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussing sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Russia.

The transcripts show Kisylak trying to suss out from Flynn what the incoming Trump administration’s policy towards Russia would be, as Flynn tried to ensure that Moscow took a “reciprocal” response to sanctions issued by the Obama administration as a response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election in support of Trump.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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BeachDem  May 29, 2020 • 2:23:42pm

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

Doug Domenech is actually Ben Domenechs father.

Creepiness runs in the family apparently.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 2:23:43pm

re: #170 jaunte

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I think we can see now why Judge Sullivan asked in open court if the DOJ had considered charging him with treason.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:23:47pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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over 103k dead, Rudy.
get a grip
ps - no one’s watching you

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 29, 2020 • 2:24:40pm

Biden on Don Lemon CNN right now.
🔥

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:25:08pm

re: #162 Belafon

I think it’s total incompetence. He wants to be dictator of America, mainly so he can stuff his bank account and pay off his debts. Being responsible to the rest of the world is way too complicated since he can’t even be responsible to the citizens of his own country.

he does not have a clue how any of this works
foreign policy
domestic policy
the constitution and the three branches
public service

none of it

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 2:26:40pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Remember when he was “America’s Mayor”?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:28:06pm

re: #175 jaunte

Looks like they want more riots.

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like i said above, it’s absurd to train police that when they use force (excessive or not) to assume everyone is healthy

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 2:28:31pm

The wingnut response to the transcripts is the same as it was to the Ukraine transcript: “He didn’t explicitly say ‘sanctions,’ so they lied to us! FREE FLYNN!!!”

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:29:20pm

re: #186 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

And why kneel on his neck? Do they not issue handcuffs to Mpls police?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:29:55pm

re: #143 Teddy’s Person

Because I’m angry. This let’s have both sides come together crap makes me angrier.

and it’s white people (Katie isn’t the only one saying this) asking Obama (the black guy) to fix the problem that the white guys started.

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:29:58pm

Try kneeling for nine minutes. It’s ages.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:30:29pm

re: #188 jaunte

And why kneel on his neck? Do they not issue handcuffs to Mpls police?

i thought i read that he was cuffed
(not completely sure)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:31:22pm

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

and it’s white people (Katie isn’t the only one saying this) asking Obama (the black guy) to fix the problem that the white guys started.

..and the white guy president is throwing gasoline on watching it burn (per limbaugh)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:37:52pm

re: #151 ericblair

Anyway, we’ll be back in January, arrears of our dues in hand.


Apparently it isn’t that easy to just leave. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 2:39:08pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 2:40:26pm

There’s video.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 2:40:28pm

re: #100 PhillyPretzel

I just got a call from my employer. We are to report to work on the 6th of June. Now Saturday is not my regular work day so I am waiting for further instructions. According to the phone call we are supposed to get instructions by Thursday. We shall see what happens. At least I have this next week to enjoy the time off.

I am still awaiting word. Gov. Sisolak is prepared to reopen Casinos on 4 June depending on how the numbers look. The only problem is that the Casino I work at is next to the Idaho border and Twin Falls County is currently one of the biggest hot spots in the State. I worry about the CoVidiots ignoring PPE/social distanceing requirements and management letting them get away with it. We’ll see I guess.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 29, 2020 • 2:41:22pm

re: #151 ericblair

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Apparently it isn’t that easy to just leave. The US has to give one year notice (pretty common for international organizations) AND pay up the dues in arrears, which in this case is a cool $100 million. So, the US government would finally need to cough up the desperately needed money it owes the WHO to start the clock running, which the Biden administration would immediately stop.

What are they going to do? Release a pandemic upon us?! Asking for a friend.

/

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A Mom Anon  May 29, 2020 • 2:42:12pm

re: #191 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

There is supposed to be video from a business in the area’s that shows the cops pulling him over and taking 4 adults out of the car, handcuffing George and having him sit on the ground up against a building. Before the cops threw him on the ground next to the car.

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Eventual Carrion  May 29, 2020 • 2:42:40pm

re: #121 juan carlos mescalero nine09

My Central Pa county went “Green” today.
Gee, I bet more people will be walking around with no masks on and standing in line up each others asses.

Mine goes green next Friday.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 2:42:42pm

re: #198 A Mom Anon

There is supposed to be video from a business in the area’s that shows the cops pulling him over and taking 4 adults out of the car, handcuffing George and having him sit on the ground up against a building. Before the cops threw him on the ground next to the car.

I saw that yesterday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:42:47pm

re: #175 jaunte

Looks like they want more riots.

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NOT ONE of those other conditions would have killed him that day

Only ONE thing killed him that day.

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Belafon  May 29, 2020 • 2:46:49pm

re: #191 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i thought i read that he was cuffed
(not completely sure)

If he hadn’t been cuffed, his hands would have been on the cop’s boot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:47:07pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 2:49:11pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ahh yes. Par for the course with DT.

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DodgerFan1988  May 29, 2020 • 2:49:32pm

re: #175 jaunte

Looks like they want more riots.

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That’s going to be the Right Wing’s talking point: “Bad health killed George Floyd, not the cops.”

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:50:46pm
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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 2:52:19pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:53:11pm

re: #199 Eventual Carrion

Mine goes green next Friday.

i dont care what colors they use,
i’m still not going near anybody

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:53:50pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 2:54:12pm

re: #208 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

I do not blame you at all. I do not want to go back to work yet because it is still too dangerous.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 2:54:21pm

re: #205 DodgerFan1988

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That’s going to be the Right Wing’s talking point: “Bad health killed George Floyd, not the cops.”

Like I said above, they’re gonna bring in the Medical Examiner and get them to testify that they saw no evidence that Floyd was subjected to strangulation or asphyxiation. Then follow up by getting them to totally muddy the water by saying that he could have croaked from his underlying conditions. After that, all it will take is one asshole on the jury saying that he thinks the ME was right and it was just “bad luck” that Floyd happened to die while being restrained and the whole thing ends in a mistrial.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 2:54:52pm

The Verge: “Facebook’s decision not to take action against recent posts about mail-in ballots and the Minnesota protests by President Trump is roiling employees, some of whom are calling on executives to reconsider their stance.”

Said one employee in an internal post: “I have to say I am finding the contortions we have to go through incredibly hard to stomach. All this points to a very high risk of a violent escalation and civil unrest in November and if we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly.”

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 2:55:49pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 29, 2020 • 2:56:05pm

re: #125 Eclectic Cyborg

You know what really makes me furious about all this?

There’s going to be another one. I don’t know when and I don’t know where, but it will happen.

Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Breona Taylor, George Floyd.

There’s ALWAYS another one.

And until that changes we haven’t accomplished what we need to.

There was. Tallahasse Fl. Wednesday May 27th.

On Wednesday (May 27), Tony McDade was shot and killed by a white police officer in Tallahassee, north Florida.

Multiple reports by local news and on social media said that McDade was unarmed and had not been warned before the officer began shooting. This has been disputed by the police, who said that McDade was armed with a gun and “made a move consistent with using the firearm against the officer”. (Uh huh. Typical excuse)

Asked by reporters at the briefing, Revell said he did not know whether body-camera footage of the incident was taken, and he also did not know how many shots were fired.

Odds are if he was wearing a body cam, it somehow got turned off or was never turned on in the first place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:56:13pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 2:57:11pm

re: #211 Targetpractice

Like I said above, they’re gonna bring in the Medical Examiner and get them to testify that they saw no evidence that Floyd was subjected to strangulation or asphyxiation. Then follow up by getting them to totally muddy the water by saying that he could have croaked from his underlying conditions. After that, all it will take is one asshole on the jury saying that he thinks the ME was right and it was just “bad luck” that Floyd happened to die while being restrained and the whole thing ends in a mistrial.

Sigh. The family is going to have to get its own pathologist to examine the body to determine cause of death. The ME in too many places is tied in with the police department and there to serve whatever the police demand from them.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 2:58:41pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Sigh. The family is going to have to get its own pathologist to examine the body to determine cause of death. The ME in too many places is tied in with the police department and there to serve whatever the police demand from them.

Oh, I have no doubt that the family’s gonna want their own autopsy and the prosecution will receive a copy of that report. But then it’s dueling witnesses, rather than the clear-cut call that his death was due to the hold.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 2:59:35pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 29, 2020 • 2:59:54pm

re: #217 Targetpractice

Oh, I have no doubt that the family’s gonna want their own autopsy and the prosecution will receive a copy of that report. But then it’s dueling witnesses, rather than the clear-cut call that his death was due to the hold.

All I know is that he was alive prior to the cop placing his knee oh his throat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:00:17pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 3:04:24pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Sigh. The family is going to have to get its own pathologist to examine the body to determine cause of death. The ME in too many places is tied in with the police department and there to serve whatever the police demand from them.

They’ve hired Benjamin Crumb.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 3:04:25pm

re: #219 I Would Prefer Not To

All I know is that he was alive prior to the cop placing his knee oh his throat.

Not disputing that. And the new video of the other cops holding him down will only further the case against Chauvin. But this ME report is a boon to the union lawyer who is gonna want to throw out as much doubt that his client’s actions were responsible for Floyd’s death as possible.

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 3:06:22pm
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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 3:06:56pm

Dropkick Murphy livestrean 6:00 pm. Starting any minute (special guest Springsteen)

Streaming Outta Fenway | Dropkick Murphys Live Stream

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A Mom Anon  May 29, 2020 • 3:07:52pm

re: #211 Targetpractice

Can Mr Floyd’s family request an independent autopsy? Because that’s something that maybe needs to happen now.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 3:08:25pm

re: #213 jaunte

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  May 29, 2020 • 3:10:48pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“She made no apologies for the vulgar reference that ran contrary to the advice of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s infamous line that, “When they go low, we go high.”

‘I am not Michelle Obama,’ the mayor said.”

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:11:03pm

re: #223 jaunte

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This all happened on the 23rd and her father is okay. From the article linked in the tweet:

Democratic House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes received a call from an unknown man on May 23 calling from her father’s phone number, threatening to kill him if she didn’t “step aside” politically, according to a police report released Friday.

The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police.

Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. He then answered the phone.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 3:11:09pm

re: #225 A Mom Anon

Can Mr Floyd’s family request an independent autopsy? Because that’s something that maybe needs to happen now.

They can and they very likely will. But between then and now, the court of public opinion only has one autopsy report in hand (so to speak). And that report says “no strangulation/asphyxiation,” which his defenders are gonna spend coming days screaming out every time that video is played.

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DodgerFan1988  May 29, 2020 • 3:11:15pm

Conservatives already calling for Derek Chauvin to be cleared of murder charges.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 3:11:50pm

re: #227 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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When they go low, you kick them in the teeth.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 3:12:00pm

So worldometer reports -1,915 deaths for Spain on May 25th. Wonder how reliable their other figures are? Its count of total cases in Spain has long been suspicious — 27,000 more than John Hopkins, but John Hopkins probably requires a more substantial level of confirmation than worldometer.

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Mike Lamb  May 29, 2020 • 3:18:32pm

re: #205 DodgerFan1988

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That’s going to be the Right Wing’s talking point: “Bad health killed George Floyd, not the cops.”

I think you might actually be misreading what Cernovich is saying. I believe he might be arguing that the autopsy is bullshit.

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jaunte  May 29, 2020 • 3:19:10pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 3:19:37pm

re: #228 Teddy’s Person

This all happened on the 23rd and her father is okay. From the article linked in the tweet:

Someone who knows how to spoof phone numbers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:20:21pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:21:15pm

re: #235 Hecuba’s daughter

Someone who knows how to spoof phone numbers.

When I firsts read the tweet, I thought it was happening now and thought what fresh hell is this. Was relieved when I clicked through.

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Targetpractice  May 29, 2020 • 3:23:30pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Somebody needs to get to the mic and make that clear to the public, that these are preliminary findings and the final report may have a different conclusion. To let this stand without such is only going to further inflame public ire.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 29, 2020 • 3:24:30pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because of pedo Epstein we are all experts in strangulations.

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BeachDem  May 29, 2020 • 3:24:31pm

re: #228 Teddy’s Person

This all happened on the 23rd and her father is okay. From the article linked in the tweet:

Either I’m really tired or something, but I’m having a hard time understanding what this is supposed to say:

The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police.

OK—that seems clear

Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. He then answered the phone.

Who is the “he” in this one? Her father or the suspect?

The report states Vernon Sykes had received a call 17 minutes before the suspect called Emilia Sykes, and that call was disconnected.

Who was that call from? Are we to assume it was the suspect? Did the guy actually kidnap her father? How did he get the father’s phone? I am so confused.

None of the other articles (from the Dispatch or the Plain Dealer) have these details—just that she got a threatening call on her phone.

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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 3:24:43pm
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Shropshire Slasher  May 29, 2020 • 3:26:32pm

The cop would have cut off blood flow through the carotid artery, not asphyxiation, IMHO.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:29:00pm

re: #240 BeachDem

Either I’m really tired or something, but I’m having a hard time understanding what this is supposed to say:

The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police.

OK—that seems clear

Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. He then answered the phone.

Who is the “he” in this one? Her father or the suspect?

The report states Vernon Sykes had received a call 17 minutes before the suspect called Emilia Sykes, and that call was disconnected.

Who was that call from? Are we to assume it was the suspect? Did the guy actually kidnap her father? How did he get the father’s phone? I am so confused.

None of the other articles (from the Dispatch or the Plain Dealer) have these details—just that she got a threatening call on her phone.

I interpreted it as someone called E. Sykes making it look like it was a call from her father. Once that call ended she called her father’s number and he answered unharmed. No actual kidnapping.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:29:06pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 29, 2020 • 3:29:44pm

re: #242 Shropshire Slasher

The cop would have cut off blood flow through the carotid artery, not asphyxiation, IMHO.

I mean, George’s dying words were that he couldn’t breathe. I assume that pressure in that area could have caused restricted breathing and loss of blood flow, and one or the other killed him.

The other important thing I want to note is that the ME was very clear that the cop stayed on him even after he became non-responsive. That’s evidence that what he was doing was excessive and maybe even intentional.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:30:52pm

re: #241 Charles Johnson

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The cadence of the phrase would appeal to Trump’s rhetorical style. Either that or it’s part of the sweet nothings that Stephen Miller whispers into his ear daily.

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 3:32:36pm

re: #240 BeachDem

Either I’m really tired or something, but I’m having a hard time understanding what this is supposed to say:

The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police.

OK—that seems clear

Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. He then answered the phone.

Who is the “he” in this one? Her father or the suspect?

The report states Vernon Sykes had received a call 17 minutes before the suspect called Emilia Sykes, and that call was disconnected.

Who was that call from? Are we to assume it was the suspect? Did the guy actually kidnap her father? How did he get the father’s phone? I am so confused.

None of the other articles (from the Dispatch or the Plain Dealer) have these details—just that she got a threatening call on her phone.

Some sort of phone-cloning app? That “disconnected call” sounds suspiciously related.

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BeachDem  May 29, 2020 • 3:32:47pm

re: #243 Teddy’s Person

I interpreted it as someone called E. Sykes making it look like it was a call from her father. Once that call ended she called her father’s number and he answered unharmed. No actual kidnapping.

Thanks—that’s kind of what I got from the other articles, but this one is so poorly written, I wasn’t sure.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:34:51pm

To the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention.

Wisconsin saw a record number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported in a single day on Wednesday, two weeks after the state’s Supreme Court struck down its statewide stay-at-home order. Source: Yahoo News

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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 3:35:32pm

re: #249 Teddy’s Person

No surprise here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:37:08pm

Atlanta

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Shropshire Slasher  May 29, 2020 • 3:37:23pm

Rainbow twizzlers are pretty damn tasty!

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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 3:38:43pm

23 Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding
Someone’s always out to piss on your parade
Someone’s always ruining your day
You gotta beware, there’s strange ducks out there
I’m telling you, it’s all I gotta say
Yeah, never mind singing about police on your back
You’re a shady geezer looking for a snack
You might think someone’s cool, till they play you like a fool
Put the spoon down or you’ll get a smack
Oi! Mick Jones nicked my pudding, then I said
Oi! Mick Jones leave my pudding alone
Life ain’t always fair when your hero breaks your heart
I was really in denial from the start
I owned all his records, he didn’t even care
The least he could’ve done was share
Resentment it’s a killer, that’s all you gotta know
To forgive a living legend is the only way to go
But he really wasn’t sorry, I may have seen him laugh
As he ate the tasty treat on my behalf
Oi! Mick Jones nicked my pudding, then I said
Oi! Mick Jones leave my pudding alone

Mick Jones - Train in Vain

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:38:58pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:41:40pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I doubt Melania tweets at all. Her staff probably gets their marching orders from the West Wing. I just don’t see her as that engaged with anything. She’s pretty vapid is all I’m saying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 3:41:59pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

Atlanta

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No social distancing there. These protests are going to trigger ANOTHER wave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:42:00pm
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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 3:49:06pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:49:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:50:19pm
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plansbandc  May 29, 2020 • 3:52:57pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

Do we actually have a decent Republican here?

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Mike Lamb  May 29, 2020 • 3:53:39pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I know DeWine isn’t moderate, but he seems to have a semi-functioning brain.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 3:54:16pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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DeWine was the Ohio Attorney General when Tamir Rice was murdered by cops. Actions speak louder than words.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:54:30pm

re: #263 plansbandc

Do we actually have a decent Republican here?

not consistently decent, but he does have his moments

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:55:37pm

Cincinnati

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 29, 2020 • 3:55:46pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

not consistently decent, but he does have his moments

Pretty sad if that’s the best a person can do.

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danarchy  May 29, 2020 • 3:56:40pm

re: #232 Hecuba’s daughter

So worldometer reports -1,915 deaths for Spain on May 25th. Wonder how reliable their other figures are? Its count of total cases in Spain has long been suspicious — 27,000 more than John Hopkins, but John Hopkins probably requires a more substantial level of confirmation than worldometer.

Worldometer acknowledes issues with spanish data.

Spain
There are many issues with Spanish data, including a number of historical downward adjustments that have not been documented through revised reports (which still show the original - higher - numbers being reported), nor explained.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 3:58:12pm
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Charles Johnson  May 29, 2020 • 3:59:02pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 29, 2020 • 3:59:25pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

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Wondering how many people will get the reference. [Smirking slightly.]

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Hecuba's daughter  May 29, 2020 • 3:59:56pm

re: #232 Hecuba’s daughter

So worldometer reports -1,915 deaths for Spain on May 25th. Wonder how reliable their other figures are? Its count of total cases in Spain has long been suspicious — 27,000 47,000 more than John Hopkins, but John Hopkins probably requires a more substantial level of confirmation than worldometer.

Typo!! My bad !! See correction above!! Need to spend more time rereading text before posting!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:00:09pm

re: #240 BeachDem

Either I’m really tired or something, but I’m having a hard time understanding what this is supposed to say:

The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police.

OK—that seems clear

Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. He then answered the phone.

Who is the “he” in this one? Her father or the suspect?

The report states Vernon Sykes had received a call 17 minutes before the suspect called Emilia Sykes, and that call was disconnected.

Who was that call from? Are we to assume it was the suspect? Did the guy actually kidnap her father? How did he get the father’s phone? I am so confused.

None of the other articles (from the Dispatch or the Plain Dealer) have these details—just that she got a threatening call on her phone.

I notice that more and more lately. Pronouns that are placed poorly without clarification, no resolution, just word vomit that barely explains the WTF is going on.

There was a weird Florida Man story I read last week that was exactly that. I read it and was none the more informed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:05:41pm

re: #256 Eclectic Cyborg

No social distancing there. These protests are going to trigger ANOTHER wave.

Everywhere.

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Dave In Austin  May 29, 2020 • 4:06:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:07:56pm
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retired cynic  May 29, 2020 • 4:09:01pm

re: #242 Shropshire Slasher

The cop would have cut off blood flow through the carotid artery, not asphyxiation, IMHO.

A friend’s daughter and son in law are officers at a prison. They both are betting on this. They said that you can kneel on a suspect until you get the cuffs on, and then you get off. They are both RWNJ as far as I can see, but they were both calling foul on this, and calling it murder.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  May 29, 2020 • 4:09:16pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

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So, why don’t we just start calling it ONAN? All of us. And who cares what they think?

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Patricia Kayden  May 29, 2020 • 4:09:51pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:10:33pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

Want Tamir (?) Rice from OH?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 29, 2020 • 4:11:02pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

You’re not the only one.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:11:06pm

re: #265 Teddy’s Person

DeWine was the Ohio Attorney General when Tamir Rice was murdered by cops. Actions speak louder than words.

I thought so.

Fuck dewine. Sorry.

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Jay C  May 29, 2020 • 4:11:20pm

re: #281 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Want Tamir (?) Rice from OH?

Yes: Cleveland.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:14:20pm

FREEDUMB!!11!!

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BeachDem  May 29, 2020 • 4:15:57pm

re: #265 Teddy’s Person

DeWine was the Ohio Attorney General when Tamir Rice was murdered by cops. Actions speak louder than words.

Also when John Crawford was shot in Beavercreek.

Mike DeWine Has Serious Conflicts Of Interest In Beavercreek Walmart Shooting Case

plunderbund.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:16:26pm
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Eventual Carrion  May 29, 2020 • 4:19:05pm

re: #172 PhillyPretzel

Philly is not yet marked but there is some heavy weather headed to the Delaware Valley.
weather.gov

We had a nasty front move through this side of the state earlier this morning. Winds in the mid 50 MPH range with some heavier gusts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:19:21pm
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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 4:20:57pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What’s the over/under that Trump pardons him before June 30 and gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 4th.

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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 4:21:53pm

re: #288 Eventual Carrion

Well so far Philly has not been hit but there is some more weather in western PA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:22:44pm
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sagehen  May 29, 2020 • 4:24:53pm

re: #263 plansbandc

Do we actually have a decent Republican here?

There’s several.

Hogan (Maryland), Baker (Massachussetts), Rick Wilson and the rest of his Lincoln Project crew, Cheri Jacobus, Jennifer Rubin…

Let’s not dwell on the fact there’s few enough we can list them by name.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 29, 2020 • 4:25:18pm

Two threads ago:

re: #595 calochortus

A few morning tasks have been completed, I have brewed a cup of tea and it’s time to settle in here for a little while.

On this date 567 years ago Constantinople fell to the Turks.
67 years ago Norgay Tenzing and Edmund Hilary summited Everest. This did not get mentioned in the newspaper on the day of my birth because no one else knew until they got back to civilization a couple weeks later. Oh well.
Yes, I’m 67 today. Whee!

🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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PhillyPretzel  May 29, 2020 • 4:26:09pm

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Happy Birthday. :)

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The Ghost of a Flea  May 29, 2020 • 4:28:56pm

The measure of how this is all about a bigoted distinction isn’t just the George Floyd protests versus the armed “Open the Country” protests, but the former versus the Malheur Bird Refuge takeover.

What does “peaceful” mean when these assholes use it as the hinge for critique? What does “respect for property” mean? What constitutes legitimate resistance to tyranny, what constitutes a form of “freedom” that merits the threat of violence?

Those aren’t rhetorical questions: try and figure out what the fuck these concepts mean, when a conservative or reactionary, within their full cultural context, applies them in the process of excusing…or lauding…one kind of behavior but condemning another. What are the contextual factors that makes them make a distinction?

Because the only answer I can come to is a belief that there’s an in-group of inherently superior individuals that are permitted to dictate the rules of society but permit themselves exception to those rules. The many and ever-shifting categories of inferiors, by contrast, cannot question rules, violate rules, or challenge the arbitrary allowance of exceptions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 29, 2020 • 4:31:28pm

Joe Bacon and I get a shout-out from Utah Outcasts for sending to X that unhinged letter on Twitter from the guy who was overwrought over a man “stealing his daughter’s virginity.” (Caution for coarse language, adult topics, and the letter itself, 20:52)

Angry Christian Dad Sends Unhinged Letter

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:32:07pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:32:21pm

junior moron

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Eventual Carrion  May 29, 2020 • 4:33:35pm

re: #175 jaunte

Looks like they want more riots.

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Let’s test then. Get one of those fucking strapping, in good health cops. I’ll put my 200 lbs of weight over my knee on their neck for 8 minutes and we’ll see how that turns out for them. And the experiment will run the full 8 minutes no matter how much they fucking whine about not being able to breath.

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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 4:34:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 29, 2020 • 4:35:00pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Republicans have wanted to withdraw from the United Nations all my life. Trump is doing exactly what the party wants, which is why they will not interfere. They will tear the country apart before they give up one iota of power.

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retired cynic  May 29, 2020 • 4:36:34pm

If This Means Democrats Are Finally Getting It on the Courts, It’s About Damn Time
A new report from Senate Democrats pulls no punches with regard to the conservative movement’s attempt to make policy through the federal judiciary. Charlie Pierce

You may recall that, back in February, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, declared war on the dark-money-Federalist Society conveyor belt that is bringing us all of this administration’s federal judges while simultaneously taking the law back to 1881. These days, as the butcher’s bill for the pandemic blows through the 100,000-mark, and with the president* throwing buckets of vile deflection all over the Intertoobz, the only thing that the United States Senate actually is doing right now is running that conveyor belt at top speed. Comes now the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee with the latest salvo in this ongoing brawl. It is in every way a partisan document, but, as I was saying to Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland just the other day, fck the begrudgers anyway.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:37:26pm

re: #293 sagehen

There’s several.

Hogan (Maryland), Baker (Massachussetts), Rick Wilson and the rest of his Lincoln Project crew, Cheri Jacobus, Jennifer Rubin…

Let’s not dwell on the fact there’s few enough we can list them by name.

Only at this moment.

Let’s not ever forget how we got where we are. I can’t. I won’t.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 29, 2020 • 4:39:04pm

re: #57 Sherlock Hound

Who hurt my governor?

Gov. Baker is a conservative first, and an American second.

He may be a bit slower than the other Republicans, but he will fall in line with conservative faith or be excommunicated.

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Eventual Carrion  May 29, 2020 • 4:39:05pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So uniquely qualified (by current standards) for a position in the tRumps admin.

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 4:39:30pm

Under siege is a good way to describe Trumpworld. He’s fucked up so much so fast with so much incompetence to go along with it, that he may hope that this makes him look somehow sympathetic to his violent extreme base.

And encourages them to retaliate.

Things are going to get a whole lot worse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:39:37pm
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retired cynic  May 29, 2020 • 4:41:16pm

More Charlie (and I am reading Jane Mayer’s Dark Money, about just this bunch of f*ckers): Dark Money Avengers, Assemble!
The same-old right-wing billionaires have launched another disinformation campaign, this time to stop people voting by mail.

First, you plant the federal judiciary thick with your grant-fattened proteges, and then those same proteges rule on your attempts to restrict the franchise. It’s the Circle of White. And it is only the latest demonstration of the wisdom of former Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote for the ages:

We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption. … The fact that speakers [i.e., donors] may have influence over or access to elected officials does not mean that these officials are corrupt. … The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.

Of course not, Part MCMXVL.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:42:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:42:35pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 4:42:39pm

re: #301 gocart mozart

Seriously?? Is that a thing?

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 4:46:21pm

Pro life GOP on display:

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Sherlock Hound  May 29, 2020 • 4:47:14pm

re: #293 sagehen

There’s several.

Hogan (Maryland), Baker (Massachussetts), Rick Wilson and the rest of his Lincoln Project crew, Cheri Jacobus, Jennifer Rubin…

Let’s not dwell on the fact there’s few enough we can list them by name.

I’m convinced that the current GOP in its present form needs to be destroyed and purged of its racist, reactionary elements. The few Republicans that are like my governor can form a new center-right party. I won’t like them any more than I like center-right policies, but I can be assured the members of this new party can have a commitment to good government.

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lawhawk  May 29, 2020 • 4:47:22pm

re: #298 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Cohen and Manafort should be required to return to prison to fulfill the remainder of their sentences.

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plansbandc  May 29, 2020 • 4:47:36pm

re: #293 sagehen

I like Rick a lot. He’s funny, smart and anti-Trump. Fairly sure it’s a temporary thing though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:48:28pm
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Dave In Austin  May 29, 2020 • 4:50:29pm

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

In other words. FUCK YOU DONALD! NO!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:53:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:56:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 4:58:31pm
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stpaulbear  May 29, 2020 • 4:59:58pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

That’s how I wind up reading it too. Every time I see it.

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Teddy's Person  May 29, 2020 • 5:01:06pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 29, 2020 • 5:05:08pm

re: #323 Teddy’s Person

Yep, one of my sisters-in-law posted that this morning. I thought it was fantastic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 5:05:41pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 29, 2020 • 5:06:05pm

re: #318 Dave In Austin

In other words. FUCK YOU DONALD! NO!

Donald, you dolt, while you might think it’s a no big deal hoax, but it’s not and no one wants to be near you because you’re a spreader.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 29, 2020 • 5:06:40pm
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teleskiguy  May 29, 2020 • 5:08:56pm
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calochortus  May 29, 2020 • 5:16:31pm

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Two threads ago:

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🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

Thank you!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  May 29, 2020 • 5:24:27pm

re: #175 jaunte

Looks like they want more riots.

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gocart mozart  May 29, 2020 • 5:46:36pm

re: #312 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It will be if enough people retweet my jokes.

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Charmingly Persistent  May 30, 2020 • 9:10:10am

re: #114 stpaulbear

If we’re lucky we’ll get to be the world’s prodigal son when Biden is elected.

I feel like we already got that when Obama was elected after W Bush. If I were the world I wouldn’t have any trust or even optimism going forward.

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cat-tikvah  May 30, 2020 • 3:52:32pm

re: #304 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I always say, “The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy, but we may have common cause.”
And yes, all those who paved the way and sowed the ground for Trump and Trumpism need to be held accountable and face their complicity.


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