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David Plouffe interviewed Rick Wilson on his podcast Campaign HQ. Really interesting conversation

on defeating Trump and actions, strategies the Lincoln Project will be taking. For instance, Rick said they've placed the Mourning in America ad in Michigan and Wisconsin on local TV stations.

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson joins David to discuss the Lincoln Project’s Mourning In America ad, and Trump’s reaction. The Lincoln Project’s mission statement is to “Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.” and adds that “electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.”


Tara Reade's new attorney- big Trump supporter


Tara Reade has hired high-powered Manhattan attorney Douglas Wigdor. He is a Trump supporter.

David Gura of NBC/MSNBC plays North Carolina Breakdown on the fiddle


City of Stillwater drops mask requirement after businesses threatened

An emergency declaration that took effect at midnight Friday has been amended after businesses reported their employees were being threatened with physical harm by members of the public who didn't want to wear face coverings.

The changes make the wearing of face coverings in retail establishments optional rather than mandatory for customers, although it is still strongly recommended, employees are still required to wear them and the proclamation is extended to 11:59 p.m. May 31.

City Manager Norman McNickle issued a statement about the change and the controversy surrounding mandatory face coverings: “In the short time beginning on May 1, 2020, that face coverings have been required for entry into stores/restaurants, store employees have been threatened with physical violence and showered with verbal abuse. In addition, there has been one threat of violence using a firearm. This has occurred in three short hours and in the face of clear medical evidence that face coverings helps contain the spread of COVID-19.

“Many of those with objections cite the mistaken belief the requirement is unconstitutional, and under their theory, one cannot be forced to wear a mask. No law or court supports this view. In fact, a recent Federal lawsuit against Guthrie’s face covering order was fully dismissed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.


They just keep tweeting the quiet part out loud


I love how these people just keep tweeting out loud the 'quiet' part. But sure...yeah, it's not about politics or anything, just principle. Sureeee.

@nathanjrobinson centrists hate social democracy so much that they were willing to jettison every single basic moral principle, down to "sexual assault is disqualifying and you shouldn't dismiss and smear accusers" rather than considering nominating the guy who wants free healthcare



That playbook seems pretty straightforward indeed. And it's hard to divorce this from what sure looks like an attempt by some Sanders die-hards to get through a media-driven scandal what they couldn't get via democratic means: their guy as the nominee.

A pug in NC named Winston has tested positive for COVID-19

The pet dog of a family taking part in a study at Duke University is apparently the first in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Dr. Chris Woods, the lead investigator of the Molecular and Epidemiological Study of Suspected Infection (MESSI), confirmed in a statement to CBS News that, "To our knowledge, this is the first instance in which the virus has been detected in a dog. Little additional information is known at this time as we work to learn more about the exposure."

WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, which was first to report the U.S. development, said the dog, a pug named Winston, is part of a family in Chapel Hill.The mother, father and son in that household were enrolled in the study and tested positive as well, WRAL said.

But another family dog and a cat didn't test positive. The family's lizard wasn't tested.The station quoted the mom, Heather McLean, a pediatrician at Duke, as saying Winston was having mild symptoms.


Check out the Venice canals! They're clear, not muddy and stinky


A jellyfish is spotted gliding through the canals of Venice, Italy, as decreased boat traffic has made the water more transparent, making it easier to observe marine life—even in the middle of town.

Molly Jong Fast and Rick Wilson have a podcast , The New Abnormal.

Just listened to it and enjoyed it. Today's guest was Daily Beast reporter Will Bunch who specializes in the alt-right and GOP fringe groups. He visited a couple of the rallies and said the people showing up there weren't working class people who are trying to pay their rent and need to get back to work but upper middle class Trump supporters who want to get their nails done .


Welcome to The New Abnormal, The Daily Beast’s podcast for a world gone off the rails.

On The New Abnormal, we’ll be talking with reporters, scientists, elected officials, and people across the country trying to find their way in a time where uncertainty has replaced information, and where the truth gets too frequently run over by the politics involved.

We both love to connect, and talk. And talk. And talk. (Fine, we admit it.) We’re troublemakers who aren’t afraid to cross party and policy lines—just ask anyone in our respective political movements. Though we may come from very different worlds and very different perspectives, we’ve both come to believe that in the age of corona, the old partisan games don’t seem to mean as much.

We’ll be calling down some fire on the people who are making this situation worse, from that grifter in the White House to COVID truthers and deniers to scam artists and people exploiting this moment for political gain. (If you guessed that Rick named that segment of the show “Fuck That Guy,” you win a fabulous door prize!)

The New Abnormal is a podcast to expand those conversations, and to connect Americans with smart people who are both covering this pandemic and engaged in finding solutions to the dangers and challenges we face because of it. (Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.)


Nicole Wallace just showed clips from a reopen rally

and one of the protesters had on a knit cap with a swastika on it. Crickets from Wallace. Why aren't journalists pointing things like this out?


Roger Ogden, the guy organizing the pro-COVID "protest" in San Diego, is a known white supremacist who has astroturfed a number of "Patriot" rallies over the years. Local news does a major disservice not explaining who he is - like he's just some guy.

If you look at these city by city, look who is organizing them. Look at the names and the organizations. They are either white supremacists or white supremacist-adjacent. They are proxies. These are not organic protests.

Not to say that there aren't people buying in. Those people are generally what are known as "useful idiots." It is truly embarrassing that people are so willing to be led by the nose, but that's who they were all along.

Yup. This "protest" horseshit started right when stories began to appear that the virus was ravaging communities of color (as did the coordinated public calls from other proxies to "open the economy."

An enormous rat just ran behind Trump in the Rose Garden per journalist


An enormous rat just ran behind
in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up.

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