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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 132,169

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The Daily Social Distancing Show: What the Hell Happened This Week?



Trump finally wears a mask, California closes back down, the LAPD is falsifying gang data, and Japan bans screaming on re-opened roller coasters.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:52 AM (1 replies)

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Dies At Age 80 - The 11th Hour - MSNBC



Georgia Democratic Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights era, has died at after a battle with pancreatic cancer. NBC News Correspondent Geoff Bennett looks back at his life and legacy. Aired on 7/17/2020.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 03:30 AM (0 replies)

Unmarked Federal Troops Snatching Protesters Raise Local Alarm - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC



Nicolle Wallace reports on federal troops sent to Portland, Oregon, ostensibly to protect federal property, who are making arrests in unmarked uniforms using unmarked vehicles, and without approval from state and local authorities. Aired on 7/17/2020.




‘Terrifying For Citizens’: Oregon Gov. Reacts To Trump’s ‘Invasion’ Of Portland - All In - MSNBC



Gov. Brown: “This is absolutely unacceptable. This was purely a photo opportunity for political theater for the Trump administration. He is trying to distract. … They only want to escalate. They want to dominate the streets.” Aired on 7/17/2020.




Rep. Blumenauer: Presence Of Federal Agents In Portland Is A ‘Dramatic Overreaction’ - The Last Word - MSNBC



Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) tells Ali Velshi unidentified federal agents in Portland, Ore. are using “Stormtrooper” tactics to quell protesters. He says the agents are “not here by our invitation,” and along with other members of the state’s congressional delegation, he has called for a federal investigation into their deployment. Aired on 7/17/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 03:01 AM (2 replies)

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis dead at 80 - ABC News



Lewis was an organizer on the March on Washington in 1963 and served in Congress for more than three decades.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:34 AM (3 replies)

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Dead at 80 - NowThis



Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis has died at the age of 80.

Rep. John Lewis was a leader and organizer of the Civil Rights Movement who coordinated and spoke at the 1963 March on Washington; was beaten by police as he marched for voting rights in Selma in 1965; and was instrumental in getting major anti-discrimination legislation passed.

John Lewis represented Georgia as a U.S. congressman since 1986 and became known as 'the conscience of Congress.' He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. He leaves us with the lesson: 'If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.'


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:39 AM (6 replies)

Mary Trump: Trump's Re-Election Would 'Be The End Of The American Experiment' - Day That Was - MSNBC



In an extensive interview with Rachel Maddow, President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump speaks about how the Trump family dynamics shaped – and warped – the man who became president. She argues that his inability to take responsibility for, or even admit, his mistakes makes it dangerous for him to remain in office: “We are in serious, serious danger here. And unfortunately that is no longer hyperbolic. That’s just the way it is.” Aired on 7/16/2020.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:50 PM (6 replies)

Cartoon: Super-Spreader

https://twitter.com/adamzyglis/status/1283811847280439296

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:30 PM (0 replies)

'Wrong Way For America To Be Exceptional': Dr. Murthy On U.S. COVID-19 Failure - All In - MSNBC



Dr. Vivek Murthy: “This is the wrong way for America to be exceptional. We do, in fact, know how to take on pandemics. Even though this is a unique one, we have handled other outbreaks in the past.” Aired on 7/17/2020.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:20 PM (0 replies)

Trump Sues the Coronavirus for Treating Him Unfairly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Alleging that it “has treated me very unfairly,” Donald J. Trump announced on Friday that he is suing the coronavirus.

“This is a very nasty virus, and by that I mean it has been nasty to me personally,” Trump told reporters. “I never thought that there could be anything more terrible than Jim Acosta, but the coronavirus is like an invisible Jim Acosta.”

Offering a preview of his lawsuit, Trump said that he was accusing the coronavirus of meddling in the 2020 election.

“You look at the numbers and, every time the virus’s numbers go up, my numbers go down,” he said. “This virus is trying to rig the election for Sleepy Joe.”

Trump said that he was prepared to take his case against the coronavirus all the way to the Supreme Court, claiming, “My case is so perfect, even those ungrateful beauties Kavanaugh and Gorsuch will side with me.”

Relations between Trump and the virus have reportedly grown so strained that he no longer allows discussions of the coronavirus at meetings of the Coronavirus Task Force.

At the White House, the press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said that Trump felt “deeply betrayed” by the coronavirus.

“covid-19 would not be what it is today without President Trump,” she said.


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-sues-the-coronavirus-for-treating-him-unfairly



Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:00 PM (3 replies)

Trump Turns To A Strategy Of Covering Up Vital Information About Coronavirus - Deadline - MSNBC



The president’s approval ratings plummet, a new poll shows 60% of Americans disapprove of his handling of the pandemic, as concerns grow over his administration’s transparency with health information and guidelines. Aired on 7/17/2020.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 10:40 PM (4 replies)
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