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Fri May 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

The Daily Social Distancing Show: George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper



Trevor shares his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, the protests in Minneapolis, the dominos of racial injustice and police brutality, and how the contract between society and black Americans has been broken time and time again.


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Reply The Daily Social Distancing Show: George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 OP
mysteryowl May 2020 #1
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #2
mountain grammy May 2020 #3
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #4
cp May 2020 #5
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #6
love_katz May 2020 #7
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #8
Hamlette May 2020 #9
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #11
Hamlette May 2020 #15
LittleGirl May 2020 #10
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #12
LittleGirl May 2020 #13
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #14
LittleGirl May 2020 #16
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #17
LittleGirl May 2020 #21
Danascot May 2020 #18
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #19
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #23
Danascot May 2020 #24
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #20
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #25
Nay May 2020 #22
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2020 #27
Shiv May 2020 #26

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:56 PM

1. Thanks Trevor

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:17 PM

2. He really does a stellar job

He totally "gets" American politics, despite only having been here since 2011. And I also credit him and The Daily Show for continuing to provide content despite having been off for the "holiday" week.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:44 PM

3. He didn't grow up in America

but he understands this country. So much in common with South Africa except whites are a minority there.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:52 PM

4. That's what I said above

He completely "gets" American politics, despite only having been in the U.S. since 2011. That's not only a credit to him, but folks in other countries (including our fellow DUers) have an impressive understanding of what's going on here while most Americans don't follow foreign issues in the same way. And it's gotten worse with the advent of Trump, we used to see international news on a daily basis. These days, it's all Trump, all the time - each and every day he does something so outrageous and offensive that it's tough to cover it all.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:10 AM

5. Thank you, Trevor Noah.

And thank you, Rhiannon, for posting this.

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Response to cp (Reply #5)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:18 AM

6. You're more than welcome, my friend

Trevor has been providing both news and entertainment even though his show was preempted this week!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 01:10 AM

7. Huge kick and rec.

He provides the perfect description of what is happening. I have not had a family wage job in my entire working career. It entails a kind of despair and hopelessness that has to be experienced to be really understood. I can't fathom having to deal with the kind of discrimination from racism on top of economic injustice and poverty. Racism and injustice destroy the social contract.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #7)

Sat May 30, 2020, 01:19 AM

8. I agree, Trevor has a unique perspective on these current events and he "gets" it

Maybe because of his background growing up in apartheid South Africa and coming to the U.S. in 2011. I grew up in what I thought was a fairly diverse community, but Trevor's experiences allow him to understand in a way that I never can.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:53 AM

9. this is excellent, everyone should watch!

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:00 AM

11. Trevor is more than a talented comedian, he has a unique voice and is incredibly perceptive

He often shares his take on issues with the audience in his "Between the Scenes" segments. His show was preempted this week, but that didn't stop him from weighing in on an issue that he understands better than most.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:58 AM

15. agree

I loved his explanation of the social contract and what happens when it is broken.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:57 AM

10. The best 18 minutes

of this week. I'm amazed at his intellect. He "gets" the US. He is wise beyond his years. Amazing video.
Thanks for sharing.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #10)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:04 AM

12. He really does, he has a unique perspective and I'm also grateful that he decided to weigh in.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:49 AM

13. what a week!

Hope you're doing well my friend.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #13)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:55 AM

14. I'm hanging in there, but the Northeast region took a beating today

There were violent thunderstorms, a tornado warning, and there are trees down all over, the major highway is closed in this area and there are a few thousand without power tonight, last I heard. It never rains, but it pours! But apparently no one was hurt, yet this was the last thing we needed on top of everything else!

Storm causes damage throughout the region; portion of Adirondack Northway shut down
https://www.democraticunderground.com/106825427

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #14)

Sat May 30, 2020, 07:09 AM

16. Wow, violent storms, yikes

Growing up near Lake Michigan we saw our share of tornadoes and downed trees.
Don’t miss those sirens either, especially at night.
Be safe. Hugs xx

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #16)

Sat May 30, 2020, 07:19 AM

17. There was also a tornado watch, but it was called off early last evening

I took my dog out and don't see damage here, but I checked out the local news and the paper and just south of here many roads are still closed until they manage the clean up. It's a fairly rural area with a lot of woods and mountains so this isn't unusual. I can remember once last year having to take a lot of detours just to make it home!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:55 AM

21. I remember in the mid 80s

getting home half lit at 2:30 am and the sirens went off at 3. What a headache that was, lol.
Have a good weekend.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #14)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:17 AM

18. The Albany Times Union


Albany Times Union meteorologist Jason Gough described the thunderstorms that hit northern Saratoga and southern Warren counties as "particularly nasty," and said he has been sent a photo of a tornado appearing to touch down in the parking lot of the Hannaford supermarket on Quaker Road in Queensbury.

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Storms-sweep-through-region-knocking-out-power-15304618.php

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Response to Danascot (Reply #18)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:22 AM

19. Yikes! That's where I am!

I found my kitty, Felix, in that Hannaford parking lot - 5 years ago, but that's where I often do my grocery shopping!

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Response to Danascot (Reply #18)

Sun May 31, 2020, 04:32 AM

23. It's been confirmed that there was a tornado!

National Weather Service confirms tornado traveled from Lake Luzerne to Glens Falls

The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday that a tornado touched down in Lake Luzerne on Friday evening.

The EF1 tornado touched down at 5:52 p.m. near the Hudson River close to Hawk Road, south of Call Street. It then moved in a northeast direction along those roads and both ends of Hartman Loop before continuing along Corinth Road, according to a summary provided by the National Weather Service.

The tornado then continued northeast and crossed the Northway at Exit 18, where it uprooted trees in the nearby cemetery. It ended in Glens Falls near The Queensbury Hotel at 6:05 p.m.

It traveled a distance of nearly 9 miles. EF1 tornados have winds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.

One home on Hartman Loop had damage to its roof. The storm caused many downed tree limbs and branches.

Warren County Public Works Superintendent Kevin Hajos said some of the worst damage was along Call Street and Corinth Road in Lake Luzerne and Queensbury and along Broad Street in Glens Falls.

“It seems like it followed a path from Corinth kind of right through Main Street/Call Street into Glens Falls,” he said.

There were a lot of trees and power lines down, according to Hajos. His crews worked with National Grid as late as 11 p.m. Friday assisting in the cleanup. They returned on Saturday to cut some of the trees and branches out of their way so they can get the trucks through.

More: https://poststar.com/news/local/national-weather-service-confirms-tornado-traveled-from-lake-luzerne-to-glens-falls/article_18c4a731-981d-5cf1-a80b-5cfc684e8e7d.html



A downed tree partially blocks Ridge Street in Glens Falls on Friday Greg Brownell

https://www.democraticunderground.com/106825427#post1

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #23)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:49 AM

24. No kidding Yikes!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 09:35 AM

20. THAT was excellent!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #20)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:30 PM

25. His show was preempted during this "holiday" week, but he still cared enough to check in

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:07 AM

22. Unbelievably powerful. I love Mr Noah already, but this is stellar. nt

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Response to Nay (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:33 AM

27. I agree, his show was preempted during the "holiday" week, but he still took the time to speak out

He's back on Monday and I'm guessing he'll have more to say about these heartwrenching events.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 11:34 PM

26. K&R (Nt)

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