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RandySF's Journal
RandySF's Journal
May 30, 2020

Asshole just blamed Democrats for unrest.

I'm sorry. I thought it was a cop who killed George Floyd.


May 30, 2020

The Doors - Peace Frog

May 30, 2020

North Carolina governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump called Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday and insisted on a full Republican convention this summer with no face masks or social distancing, according to a spokesperson for the governor.

"The Governor spoke to the President today. When the President insisted on a full convention arena with no face coverings and no social distancing the Governor expressed concerns and suggested a scaled back event with fewer attendees," said Sadie Weiner, a spokeswoman for the governor, in a statement. "They agreed to continue talking about ways to have a safe convention in Charlotte."

The call comes days after Trump threatened to pull the convention from Charlotte and railed against Cooper. Trump said the governor is "unable to guarantee" that the arena can be filled to capacity, and said Tuesday that Cooper has about "a week" to decide whether the convention could take place in Charlotte.

CNN reached out to the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign for comment. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.


May 29, 2020

Clyburn Says Time Not Right for Klobuchar

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Friday that he believes it’s not the right time to choose Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as apparent Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate in light of the developing events in Minnesota following the death of George Floyd, NBC News reports.

Said Clyburn: “We’re all victims sometimes of timing and some of us benefit tremendously from timing. This is very tough timing for Amy Klobuchar, who I respect so much.”


May 29, 2020

GBI investigation shows Kemp misrepresented election security

It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a “failed hacking attempt” of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party.

But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt.

The evidence from the closed investigation indicates that Kemp’s office mistook planned security tests and a warning about potential election security holes for malicious hacking.

Kemp then wrongly accused his political opponents just before Election Day — a high-profile salvo that drew national media attention in one of the most closely watched races of 2018.


May 29, 2020

GOP congressman suggests protesters are like cop charged with murder

A Republican congressman on Friday demanded that both the white police officer charged in the murder of an unarmed black man in Minnesota and the protesters demanding justice for his alleged victim be arrested.

Rep. Chip Roy tweeted the news that former Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin had been taken into custody on Friday. "Justice should be served here," the first-term lawmaker wrote. Appearing to compare the alleged murder of an unarmed black man by a white police officer with protests against the murder, Roy went on, "And also for looters destroying people's livelihoods and endangering lives."

Chauvin was caught on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd on Monday. Floyd could be heard in the video saying he could not breathe. He died shortly after.

ince Floyd's death, protesters have taken to the streets of Minneapolis and other cities across the country in response.

Earlier Friday, Roy had agreed with a conservative columnist who wrote, "Everybody should agree that what the cops did is bad. Everybody should also agree that what the rioters/looters/arsonists are doing is bad." He also retweeted a right-wing radio host who said, "The police officers involved the George Floyd case must and will face justice, but so must the looters, rioters, and arsonists."


May 29, 2020

Grab a plate: Many Americans say they're ready for a buffet

Will the all-you-can-eat buffet be a relic of the time before COVID-19? Many Americans hope not.

According to a recent survey of nearly 26,000 US adults, roughly a quarter (27%) said they’d be somewhat or very likely to eat at a buffet-style restaurant once restrictions are lifted. On the flipside, nearly two-thirds (65%) said they’re not very or not at all likely.

It’s worth noting that coronaviruses such as COVID-19 are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.

YouGov data suggest younger Americans aged 25-34 are particularity keen, as roughly a third (35%) say they're at least somewhat likely to hit the buffet line once they’re allowed to, while those age 55 and over are less likely (21%).


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