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Sr. Rep. Congressional aide: "Owning the libs and pissing off the media. That's what we believe..."

“Owning the libs and pissing off the media,” shrugs Brendan Buck, a longtime senior congressional aide and imperturbable party veteran if ever there was one. “That’s what we believe in now. There’s really not much more to it.”


https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/08/24/republicanmeltdown-trump-convention-400039

Of course, we all knew that's all the R's believe in now, that and greed.

Great ad by Lincoln Project, "Evil"

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Revealed: Jared Kushner's Private Channel With Putin's Money Man

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jared-kushners-private-channel-with-putins-money-man-kirill-dmitriev

(behind paywall)

On a late afternoon in March, a large military aircraft bearing the Russian Federation insignia descended into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Its mission: to deliver personal protective equipment and ventilators to nearby hospitals scrambling to treat patients during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pleaded for weeks with the federal government for additional resources, particularly ventilators, to treat the thousands of COVID-19 patients across the state. Yet news of the Russian delivery surprised those in the governor’s office working to obtain additional medical equipment. They’d thought the ventilator support would come from the U.S. stockpile or from an American company.

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Kushner held the details of the New York shipment closely and accelerated the order by leaning on his personal relationship with Dmitriev, a confidant of President Vladimir Putin who’d been dispatched to make inroads with the inexperienced 2016 Trump transition team.

Dmitriev was one of the main participants in the infamous January 2017 Seychelles meeting with former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, in which the two discussed a roadmap for U.S.-Russia cooperation in the new administration. In the years since, Kushner and Dmitriev have communicated—often at a distance, and at times through intermediaries—about ways the U.S. and Russia could work together. The conversations have touched on everything from creating a joint business council to increase investment, to working on a Middle East peace deal, to helping lead negotiations on a recent OPEC deal, to delivering those medical supplies, according to multiple senior officials.

More than a dozen Trump administration officials, current and former, described Kushner’s relationship with Dmitriev as a byproduct of President Trump’s deep-rooted beliefs that he was unfairly punished for beating Hillary Clinton and that the sprawling investigation into his campaign’s Russia contacts was a hoax. Trump distrusted the national security and intelligence communities and saw the officials operating in that apparatus as harboring “Deep State” actors whose goal it was to remove him from office.

Biden, October 2019: "We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress..."

We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.


https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1187829299207954437

great anti-Trump ad by Don Winslow: "#AmericasGreatestMistake"

https://twitter.com/AmericaDialogue/status/1297267155994472449

Pandas just being pandas while a zookeeper desperately tries to rake leaves

This video of pandas just being pandas while a zookeeper desperately tries to rake leaves is the best video on the internet https://t.co/XknWMhEMbk?amp=1


https://twitter.com/Sci_Phile/status/1296199633165787136

In the Hamptons, some hosts are paying for party guests to take rapid coronavirus tests at the door

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/22/us/hamptons-parties-coronavirus-tests-trnd/index.html

Dr. Asma Rashid goes to a lot of exclusive parties in New York these days -- but for a different reason. Hosts pay her to administer rapid coronavirus tests to guests at social events in the Hamptons, where the wealthy fled to seek refuge from the pandemic.

The tests have become a common feature before guests can be allowed into parties at the affluent seaside communities -- and cost up to $500 per person, says Rashid, who runs a members-only medical concierge service.

And unlike regular tests, where people are waiting for days or even weeks, clients get their results on the spot. It's a stark contrast to the rest of the country, where testing delays have been rampant. Experts say the longer turnaround has undermined the tests' usefulness in identifying the virus and curbing its spread.

Hamptons party guests sign a consent to release their results once they're out, Rashid says, which is usually within 10 to 30 minutes. The host then determines whether they're allowed to enter.



I'm of two minds on this: 1- I'm glad they're getting tested; but 2- all Americans should have this privilege and right, not just the entitled wealthy.

Is this really KellyAnne Conway's daughter's account ?

(or did I miss the parody somewhere ?)

https://twitter.com/claudiamconwayy

https://twitter.com/claudiamconwayy/status/1297352852021665792


eta:
Conway's daughter Claudia is a TikTok influencer who became known in 2020 for her anti-Trump messages.[133][134][135][136] Claudia has described Trump as "a horrible person",[137] Ted Cruz as "disgusting", and her mother's behavior as "internalized misogyny".[138] In July 2020 she said that her parents' marriage had "failed".[135] Claudia identifies as a leftist and liberal[139][140] and described her TikTok fan base as "leftist, A.C.A.B., anti-trump, blm".[141]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellyanne_Conway#Personal_life


eta2: This article says she is 15

https://www.insider.com/claudia-conway-posting-anti-trump-tiktoks-2020-6

'Unprecedented times': New Orleans braces for 1-2 punch from Marco, Laura amid hurricane watch

https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_7aacc0fe-e4c5-11ea-af3e-f789d0b572c3.html

PUBLISHED AUG 22, 2020 AT 6:16 PM | UPDATED AUG 22, 2020 AT 8:26 PM

With forecasters predicting that tropical storms Marco and Laura will deliver hurricane-caliber blows to southeastern Louisiana within days of each other beginning Monday, the National Hurricane Center on Saturday placed the New Orleans area under a hurricane watch, sending a region already in the thrall of the coronavirus pandemic into high alert.

The center issued the watch — which means New Orleans could experience hurricane-force winds within 48 hours — after a major eastward shift in Marco’s projected path. Louisiana's entire coastline to Mobile was also put under a watch for the storm surge that will be pushed inland by the force of winds.

The Slidell office of the National Weather Service also issued a tropical storm watch for the Baton Rouge area and locations to the north, meaning tropical storm-force winds of 39 mph or greater are possible within the next 48 hours. And the National Hurricane Center also issued a storm surge watch — for water heights of 3 to 5 feet above ground level east of the Mississippi River, and 2 to 4 feet along the rest of the Louisiana coast, extending to Sabine Pass. Those surge levels will not be enough to overtop hurricane levees in New Orleans.

Marco was thought to be a threat to southeast Texas as recently as Saturday morning, but forecasters later determined the storm was stronger than first thought. That led them to conclude it would likely go from near the Yucatan Peninsula northward without veering off toward Texas, bringing it to the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 hurricane with top winds of 85 mph late Monday afternoon.

"The US Postal Service has made an ad about mail-in voting....."

(of course, not the real USPS)

https://twitter.com/thejuicemedia/status/1297314120002179072
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