WATCH LIVE: A Conversation With President Obama: Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence

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President Obama joins local and national leaders in the police reform movement, to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks, the history of police violence in America, and specific action steps needed to transform a system that has led to the loss of too many lives. Get engaged at: obama.org.

President Obama joins Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President of Color of Change Rashad Robinson, Minneapolis City Council Representative Phillipe Cunningham, and MBK Columbus Youth Leader Playon Patrick, in a conversation moderated by Campaign Zero co-founder Brittany Packnett Cunningham.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:10:45pm

FUCK TRUMP!!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:11:15pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

FUCK TRUMP!!

Thank you. I can’t be first all the time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:11:22pm

Also, I’m really going to be pissed if the GOP manages to hang on to the Senate after November.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:11:36pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

Thank you. I can’t be first all the time.

I’ve been waiting for my chance. :D

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:12:17pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Tuck Frump

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:12:21pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

Thank you. I can’t be first all the time.

I took my turn a few days ago.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:13:43pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

I’ve been waiting for my chance. :D

Feels sooooooooo good.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:14:10pm

Is Jim Justice going to allow this to be streamed in West Virginia?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:14:19pm

When Republicans get their asses kicked in Nov, a lot of politicians with an R next to their name are going to claim that they never really liked/supported the man.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:14:45pm

Who is this young man speaking so passionately?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:15:23pm

re: #9 I Would Prefer Not To

When Republicans get their asses kicked in Nov, a lot of politicians with an R next to their name are going to claim that they never really liked/supported the man.

I think a number of them will try to thread that needle during the campaign.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:15:24pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, I’m really going to be pissed if the GOP manages to hang on to the Senate after November.

It would be an absolute disaster. Mitch would commit the GOP to keeping the US in a Depression for 4 years to make Biden a 1 term President.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:17:04pm

Thanks I would prefer not to! 67k Karma!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:17:42pm

re: #10 The Pie Overlord!

Who is this young man speaking so passionately?

That was Playon Patrick.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:18:34pm

re: #12 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It would be an absolute disaster. Mitch would commit the GOP to keeping the US in a Depression for 4 years to make Biden a 1 term President.

Again, not going to worry about problems that don’t exist. Democrats have some tricks they can do if they have the House and the WH. It might get ugly, but keep in mind that just about all Red states are going to need funds/resources starting next year. The House will have the opportunity to play hardball like they have never done before.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:19:00pm

re: #13 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Thanks I would prefer not to! 67k Karma!

I am honored

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:19:38pm

I know this is a serious speech from Obama, but a big part of me wants Sunny and Bo to come busting in.

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teleskiguy  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:19:44pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:22:30pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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That is going to cause some serious butthurt! Anyone have the old Glenn Beck butthurt chart?

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lizardofid  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:22:40pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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And the horse he rode in on!

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:22:41pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

And the statute of Frank Rizzo has been removed from its place.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:23:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:24:09pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:24:50pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

A lot of those people might get sick in a few days…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:25:26pm

I’m playing with an interactive electoral map. I think Michigan is a lost cause for Trump. If he loses Florida, he has to add Minnesota to his side to get to 270, and that’s not likely. Florida is a must win for Trump.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:28:08pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

A lot of those people might get sick in a few days…

It’s like everyone has forgotten about COVID-19, but COVID-19 hasn’t forgot about you…

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:29:26pm

jfc I miss Obama.

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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:30:36pm

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests, WaPo

“If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” Trump said. He offered no words on how to ease tensions in crowds that have massed largely in anger over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed while being pinned to the ground, a knee against his neck, by police in Minneapolis.
Brett McGurk, a former top U.S. envoy to the Middle East who spent two years in the Trump administration, said the president’s words — recorded by participants and shared with news organizations — would only embolden the world’s autocrats and undermine U.S. authority.
“The imagery of a head of state in a call with other governing officials saying, ‘Dominate the streets, dominate the battlespace’ — these are iconic images that will define America for some time,” said McGurk, who led U.S. diplomatic efforts to counter the Islamic State terrorist group. “It makes it much more difficult for us to distinguish ourselves from other countries we are trying to contest” or influence, he said.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:32:43pm

re: #29 retired cynic

DT is a bully. That is all he knows how to do. Belittle people. Make fun of them. And hopefully it will explode in his face come November.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:32:51pm

re: #19 retired cynic

Boris Johnson offers refuge, British citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers WaPo

There’s part of me that would love to see a world leader just say “fuck it” and admit that the One China policy has been a failure and that we should recognize Taiwan, Hong Kong, and probably Macau as independent nations.

But the response from PRC would probably be, less than good.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:33:00pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:36:32pm

so im talking to myself downstairs….again

i am by no means an expert

i read the article

in my amateur opinion he’s left a few steps out and got some facts wrong, so i dont put a lot of credence in his ‘concerns’.

yes. legislatures have the power to appoint electors. What state would “submit competing electoral certificates” and how? Not the way he imagines.

My understanding is the legislatures have that power to appoint electors in lieu of an election. They can’t invalidate an election that has legally taken place.

“If the 28 Republican-controlled legislatures already agreed that the governors may move forward with the elections, but that they are still going to invoke their constitutional right to choose electors, they would have to change state law in order to do so.”

multiple states. in collaboration. see here

further, if the election were truly ‘in dispute’ because congress couldnt agree on a vote count, trump couldnt just get a justice to swear him in and that’s that. (taking the oath doesnt ‘make’ you president). there’s already a procedure for that circumstance and we’d all know about it weeks before 1/20/21.

so i’m saying that the experts are saying this particular scenario cant happen.
not wont.
cant.

in any event at that point the president of the senate pro tempore would be next in line to be sworn in not the speaker of the house

because he’s made these several errors, im really not worried about his fantasies.

im not an expert.
i just dont see any of it.

voter suppression, registration shenanigans, vote-by-mail fights, other ratfucking? sure.

yes, trump won 2016 when virtually no one thought he would. even though mathematically he could. he wasnt brilliant. he got lucky. and there was a lot of complacency to go around.

2020 is not 2016 for hosts of reasons.

trump is not a magician. there are only so many moves.

there is no way for trump to successfully game the system. if he wants a second term he has to win the EC unambiguously. all these other thought exercises are either very unlikely or just plain impossible.

(edited to fix link)

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:36:41pm

re: #30 PhillyPretzel

DT is a bully. That is all he knows how to do. Belittle people. Make fun of them. And hopefully it will explode in his face come November.

Like all bullies, he can’t take it himself.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:38:47pm

re: #34 Belafon

Yes. Since he cannot take it maybe he should get out of the kitchen, or out of office.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:41:51pm

re: #27 The Pie Overlord!

It’s like everyone has forgotten about COVID-19, but COVID-19 hasn’t forgot about you…

I was reading that during the 1918 epidemic they had a few massive outbreaks following parades - usually one’s that were sending soldiers off to Europe for the Great War.

A lot of the photos and videos I’ve seen of protests around here, included a lot of people wearing masks and face coverings. But still…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:41:55pm

re: #26 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m playing with an interactive else total map. I think Michigan is a lost cause for Trump. If he loses Florida, he has to add Minnesota to his side to get to 270, and that’s not likely. Florida is a must win for Trump.

After this week, and the whole situation with dicking around with 3M and stealing our test kits? I saw one Trump yard sign a month ago and have one friend in town with a small Trump flag on their front porch. He’ll get some votes here. It’s not going to be nearly as many as he got last year, though.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:42:57pm

Well, I’m way behind. Reposting (by the way, “fuque trump” (T too big)

re: #380 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Day seven since Trump said he would issue a proclamation declaring Antifa a terrorist organisation.

No proclamation.

There is one, extending the Stafford Act for relief and emergency assistance to state National Guards called up to assist in combating Covid-19.

States like mine are using the Guard to screen people going into hospitals and ensuring they are wearing masks, protecting hospitals and clinics, processing tests, that sort of thing.

It also extends orders for federal assistance through August 20 (meaning Guardsmen and women serving long enough will get their federal benefits).

whitehouse.gov

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:45:21pm

oops

“President Trump was rushed to a secure bunker in the White House on Friday evening after a group of protesters hopped over temporary barricades set up near the Treasury Department grounds,” the Washington Post reports.

“Officials familiar with the incident told colleagues that the president, the first lady and their son Barron were rushed to the bunker because of the episode.”

The events contradict the president’s claim Wednesday that he went to the bunker simply to inspect the secure location.

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:45:37pm

A certain former Lizard is getting dog walked over on Twitter, if you’re interested….

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:46:33pm

re: #40 makeitstop

Yes. He is.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:48:32pm

re: #40 makeitstop

A certain former Lizard is getting dog walked over on Twitter, if you’re interested….

Sigh. I still hate that he had to fall to the dark side. I honestly liked him, and I appreciated the struggle he was going through.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:49:13pm

LOL Sarah Cooper:

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:49:48pm

re: #42 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Same here. But I understand how one can owe their lives to the “company store.”

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:50:26pm

re: #26 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m playing with an interactive electoral map. I think Michigan is a lost cause for Trump. If he loses Florida, he has to add Minnesota to his side to get to 270, and that’s not likely. Florida is a must win for Trump.

I’m doing the same… looking at statewide polling. And just noticed Trump hasn’t led in Florida since early March. And he’s basically never led in Michigan. Virginia and Pennsylvania also look out of reach for him. Biden might actually have a chance to get over 300 EVs

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:51:05pm

Calls for media freedom during George Floyd protests as Australian news crew assaulted on air

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked the Australian embassy to investigate the assault on a Network Seven reporter and cameraman covering the US protests.

An Australian journalist and cameraman have been assaulted by US law enforcement in what press freedom advocates say is one of the latest cases of more than 100 targetted “attacks” on media during the widespread protests against police brutality.

During a 7News Australia live cross from outside the White House on Tuesday morning cameraman Tim Myers was physically hit by police even after journalist Amelia Brace shouted “media”.

The footage, broadcast on live on Sunrise, shows police in riot gear storming past before hitting the camera which then goes black. Both the reporter and the cameraman were located to the side of the main group of protesters and did not appear to be participating.

Yeah, but ‘murka’s respected in the world again. /////

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:51:07pm

My worst November election fear is that the vote finishes really close and we end up in a “Bush v. Gore 2.0” scenario where the conservatives on the Supreme Court eagerly hand Trump a second term on a 5-4 decision.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:54:14pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

My worst November election fear is that the vote finishes really close and we end up in a “Bush v. Gore 2.0” scenario where the Supreme Court eagerly hands Trump a second term on a 5-4 decision.

finally, something that’s at least possible
likely? not as things stand today
could they change? sure - a week is a lifetime in politics

our job is to ensure it’s not close and biden wins unambiguously

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:55:33pm

re: #40 makeitstop

A certain former Lizard is getting dog walked over on Twitter, if you’re interested….

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:56:05pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

My worst November election fear is that the vote finishes really close and we end up in a “Bush v. Gore 2.0” scenario where the Supreme Court eagerly hands Trump a second term on a 5-4 decision.

I think a lot of states learned from Florida in 2000 and have better systems in place to prevent that particular clusterfuck.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:56:20pm

re: #48 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

finally, something that’s at least possible
likely? not as things stand today
could they change? sure - a week is a lifetime in politics

our job is to ensure it’s not close and biden wins unambiguously

Agreed. Hence why the above is my WORST fear.

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:57:33pm

What is the blue hell…..?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:57:54pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. Hence why the above is my WORST fear.

well work on it and maybe you’ll get better at it // ;-)

(comes from the original joke: honey, i love you terribly…)

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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:58:35pm

This man is a disgrace:

“Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal came after Esper attended a meeting at the White House, and after other internal Pentagon discussions,” the AP reports. “It is unclear if Esper met with President Donald Trump. McCarthy said he believes the change was based on ensuring there is enough military support in the region to respond to any protest problems if needed.”

Secretary Esper surprised many Wednesday morning when he announced at a hastily-called press conference he disagrees with invoking The Insurrection Act to deploy U.S. troops to cities across the nation to, as President Donald Trump has said, “quell” protestors. President Trump fully supports invoking the law, and has already heavily militarized D.C.

IOW, Esper got an earful from Donny about how he “needs” those troops in D.C. in to “dominate” the city and to make it happen “or else.” And Esper, like the good little doggy he is, obeyed without question.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:01:22pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:02:30pm

re: #54 Targetpractice

This man is a disgrace:

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IOW, Esper got an earful from Donny about how he “needs” those troops in D.C. in to “dominate” the city and to make it happen “or else.” And Esper, like the good little doggy he is, obeyed without question.

I hope this means the uniformed chiefs are getting wobbly on Cheeto, but it doesn’t seem likely. Milley has certainly seemed compliant enough so far.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:04:44pm

re: #55 jaunte

Seems like a great time to march in Missouri.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:07:10pm
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stpaulbear  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:07:16pm

re: #26 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m playing with an interactive electoral map. I think Michigan is a lost cause for Trump. If he loses Florida, he has to add Minnesota to his side to get to 270, and that’s not likely. Florida is a must win for Trump.

Except for Nixon in 1972 (my first year of voting (not for Nixon)), no republican has won a MN presidential election since 1960. It was way too close in 2016, but it didn’t go R.

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:08:10pm

Cl’d last post. Spot on.

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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:08:39pm

It was never officially confirmed to us, thus not Classified Information, but back during my time in Military Intelligence we had discussed the Division level battles that were allegedly fought between units loyal to the government vs units supporting the protesters. The government forces finally won. The next day was the end of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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stpaulbear  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:10:36pm

re: #19 retired cynic

Boris Johnson offers refuge, British citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers WaPo

Aren’t the hard line Brexiteers going to completely freak out about that?

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:12:34pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:13:46pm

re: #42 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Sigh. I still hate that he had to fall to the dark side. I honestly liked him, and I appreciated the struggle he was going through.

He always was on the dark side. Always.

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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:14:01pm

re: #56 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I hope this means the uniformed chiefs are getting wobbly on Cheeto, but it doesn’t seem likely. Milley has certainly seemed compliant enough so far.

Past a certain point, being an officer ceases to be about soldiering and becomes all about politics. The higher you want to rise, the more ass you gotta kiss and the more “favors” you gotta be willing to perform.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:14:33pm

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(((Archangel1)))  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:15:18pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:15:29pm

re: #63 jaunte

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More assholes getting their Gestapo on.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:15:44pm

Two threads ago:

re: #352 Hecuba’s daughter

I agree. The important task is to get out our voters — trying to persuade the GOP base is a futile task. My post should have highlighted the 2nd statement: that the comment applies to those who were still devoted to him at the beginning of the year. Those who voted against Hillary rather than for Trump could be persuaded.

Like my cousin in Michigan who voted for Dr. Jill Stein. She told me on the telephone she won’t make that mistake again; she’s voting for Joe Biden.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:15:53pm

And not the guy they were shooting at.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:16:55pm

What’s the world coming to when the cops can’t threaten to riot any longer?

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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:18:13pm

re: #71 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What’s the world coming to when the cops can’t threaten to riot any longer?

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Not to worry, I’m sure he’ll have his job back by year’s end, thanks to the help of his union lawyer.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:19:17pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:19:27pm

Faux’s response to Pres. Obama’s speech is about how you expected:

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Jack Burton  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:22:48pm

re: #31 KGxvi

There’s part of me that would love to see a world leader just say “fuck it” and admit that the One China policy has been a failure and that we should recognize Taiwan, Hong Kong, and probably Macau as independent nations.

But the response from PRC would probably be, less than good.

Them having nuclear weapons is the only reason I’m not well out of fucks to give about what the authoritarian police-state government of the “Peoples” (lol) Republic of China thinks.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:23:48pm
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stpaulbear  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:24:10pm

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL Sarah Cooper:

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Oh Jebus, this is in the comments to Sarah’s post.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:26:36pm

re: #77 stpaulbear

I like it. That is so funny.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:27:53pm

What an empty man.

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Jack Burton  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:28:00pm

re: #77 stpaulbear

One thing nice to see in that photo. The Police aren’t dressed like they are fucking NCR Rangers from Fallout or the Metrocops from Robocop. No over the top tac gear, no helmets, no olive drab or desert tan, no camouflage, no plate carriers or molle webbing to be seen.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:29:05pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

Faux’s response to Pres. Obama’s speech is about how you expected:

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Funny how 43 white presidents never stops the inbred racists on FNC from crying that the country is racist against whites.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:30:46pm

re: #79 Teddy’s Person

What an empty man.

That’s as complicated as he is.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:32:59pm

re: #82 Belafon

That’s as complicated as he is.

He has never had an original thought

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teleskiguy  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:33:39pm

re: #49 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dark_Falcon is a fascist apologist. Look at my shocked face.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:34:48pm

Mad dog is mad

The Atlantic: “James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump’s performance as president.”

“But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens.”

Writes Mattis: “Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:35:14pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

Faux’s response to Pres. Obama’s speech is about how you expected:

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Typical for Fox: the only discussion about racism that they will tolerate is a discussion about how discussions of racism are bad.

And with them, there’s usually very little to discuss.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:36:10pm

Dammit I just got my roof and car fixed.

weather.gov

Severe thunderstorms in the Cheyenne, Wyo. NWS area, with tennis-ball or larger hail predicted across the entire Nebraska Panhandle.

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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:36:57pm

re: #85 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Finally.

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Targetpractice  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:37:04pm

re: #85 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Mad dog is mad

Another former Trump lackey who found his balls in retirement.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:37:39pm

re: #84 teleskiguy

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Dark_Falcon is a fascist apologist. Look at my shocked face.

Only for Republicans. He’d be twisted into multiple knots if it was a Dem doing it.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:38:01pm

re: #85 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Mad dog is mad

More

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:38:24pm

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Philly is getting heavy weather very soon. We have a derecho earlier today and we are due to get some more weather this evening.
nbcphiladelphia.com

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:39:08pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

Them having nuclear weapons is the only reason I’m not well out of fucks to give about what the authoritarian police-state government of the “Peoples” (lol) Republic of China thinks.

Economically, I think the PRC needs the rest of the world more than the rest of the world needs them. And the dirty secret about nuclear weapons is that there’s really no advantage to using them. If you use them as a first strike, you lose any allies you have. If you use them against a civilian population, you lose any allies you have. In either case, you gain plenty more enemies. Basically, the only time someone would use them would be a Hitler Bunker situation, where you know all is lost and you decide to take the world with you. The only real advantage of having nuclear weapons is that nations which tend to have them tend not to get invaded (which is the very rational reason for North Korea, India, and Pakistan developing them)

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teleskiguy  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:40:07pm

New Lincoln Project ad.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:40:16pm
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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:40:22pm

Lots of thunder outside, and the temp has dropped a lot, but so far that’s it here. Tree frogs have been in full chorus, calling the rain. Gnats are flying close to the ground, as are the barn swallows.

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Nojay UK  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:41:09pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

Hong Kong was taken at gunpoint from China by the British to be a trading enclave and military base, a bit like how Hawaii was annexed by the Americans during their Naval expansion westward into the Pacific at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The Chinese government regard Hong Kong as Chinese territory the same way the Americans regard Washington DC as part of the United States, and in the same way Hong Kong is totally dependent on mainland China for its water, food, electricity and everything else that keeps a highly urban enclave operational.

A free independent Hong Kong would still need ten thousand tonnes of food each day, similar amounts of drinking water, gigawatts of electricity, sewage processing etc. The benefits of Hong Kong as a world-facing trading port to the Chinese government is vastly reduced compared to how things were in 1997 when the agreement with the British government was made (it’s complicated, involving another area of China called the New Territories the British negotiated a 99-year lease on to feed and provide drinking water to Hong Kong ). Basically without the Chinese government routing trade and services through Hong Kong it would collapse financially and without the water, food and power supplied by China Hong Kong would rapidly turn into something akin to the Gaza Strip or worse.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:41:31pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:41:57pm

re: #95 Patricia Kayden

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:42:26pm

re: #40 makeitstop

A certain former Lizard is getting dog walked over on Twitter, if you’re interested….

And that CERTAIN FORMER LIZARD who said he was glad that my son was killed in Iraq BLOCKED ME.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:42:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:44:06pm

re: #16 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

better six feet apart than six feet under…

If you are a minority person currently protesting, it’s the other way round. You might not live long enough to become sick or die from the virus.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:44:34pm
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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:47:50pm

re: #91 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Mad dog is mad

And eloquent.
And right on the money, IMO.
Wonder if he’s subtly angling for his old job at DoD back?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:47:56pm

re: #103 Dread Pirate

Watch your back at all times.

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Cheechako  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:48:28pm

And the tide keeps rolling in:

Alaska coronavirus spike continues with 18 new cases, all in Southcentral

Check the curve at the bottom of this Graphic:

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:48:47pm

re: #97 Nojay UK

It could also turn into something like Singapore; and Hong Kong’s territory is four times the size of Singapore.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:50:14pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:50:51pm

re: #91 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can only unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children — Mattis

Because I’m an incorrigible editor.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:51:39pm

re: #95 Patricia Kayden

Big Brother and the Real Estate Holding Company

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austin_blue  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:57:19pm

re: #70 jaunte

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And not the guy they were shooting at.

Another guy took a beanbag round to the forehead. Caved the front of his head in. His sinuses saved him, but he’s still pretty fucked up. The guy in the post took the round in his temple. Egg-shell shattered his skull. Even if he lives, he’ll be pretty much a veg for the rest of his life, say his doctors. Lotta bone splinters deep in his brain.

The beanbag rounds aren’t full of beans. They’re full of lead pellets, are as big as a man’s thumb, unstable, and leave the gun at +850 ft/second.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:02:06pm

re: #52 makeitstop

What is the blue hell…..?

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It’s plausibly explained deep in the twitter thread.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:05:45pm

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If you are a minority person currently protesting, it’s the other way round. You might not live long enough to become sick or die from the virus.

Get some numbers on that. AL has had 40+ police killings of AA in all sorts of circumstances this year. We have 600+ AA deaths from CV-19.

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Florida Panhandler  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:06:03pm

re: #91 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

More

One would think that more intelligent upper leadership in the Army would have the upcoming election on their minds. With this they might be looking at polls and the very likely chance of a President Biden cleaning house of anyone associated with leading a Fascist Military assault and potential murder of US citizens on American soil.

However if President Trump successfully holds onto the White House (presumably by any means necessary) watch out- the military will be used in full force as he sees fit from then on with the full backing of Trump-loyal states and their Legislatures.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:43:00pm

re: #95 Patricia Kayden

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None of them knows how to dress properly

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cat-tikvah  Jun 3, 2020 • 5:46:28pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Cruel and the Gang

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Alephnaught  Jun 4, 2020 • 9:34:04am

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

Thank you. I can’t be first all the time.

I remember, in the olden days, when in Slashdot, a new thread was posted, the first comment would inevitably be “First!!!”, which eventually became Flanderized as “FRIST!!!11!!ELEVNETY!!!111!!”

I think “FUCK TRUMP” is a genuine evolution on that. And I say this as Glaswegian. After all, a fellow Glaswegian had famously flagged Trump for what he really is, before he was even elected as POTUS. (NSFW content hidden below.)

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