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Name: Joe Otterbein
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Check out this absurd email the Trump Whitehouse just sent me...


The White House • May 29, 2020
Check out this absurd email Twitter just sent us

Dear 1600 Daily subscribers,

We are forwarding you this email that the White House just received from Twitter. It’s so absurd, we just had to share it with you.

This morning, the White House Twitter account reposted text from a tweet sent by President Trump. A short time later, Twitter censored the tweet, claiming it violated Twitter Rules about “glorifying violence.”

That is completely false. As the President just explained again, his tweet was CONDEMING violence and pledging federal support to keep Minnesotans safe.

The email we just received, presumably sent by a different team within Twitter, admits that the very tweet they are censoring does not violate any Twitter Rules.

Yet the tweet is still censored.

Twitter’s own staff just made this much clear: Twitter is a publisher with an editorial viewpoint, NOT a platform.

See the email below for yourself:

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My reply (that failed to send of course):

Good, now delete all of your accounts.

Key swing state warns of November election 'nightmare'

Politico

The outcome in Pennsylvania could remain up in the air long past Election Day.

By HOLLY OTTERBEIN

05/24/2020 07:00 AM EDT

Updated: 05/24/2020 07:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania could determine the presidency. But it might not be clear for days who won the state on Nov. 3.

Election officials throughout the critical battleground, which is implementing no-excuse mail-in voting for the first time ever amid a pandemic, say they are unlikely to finish counting those ballots the night of the general election.

If the race is close enough — as it was in 2016, when Donald Trump carried the state by only 44,000 votes — that could mean the status of one of the nation’s biggest swing states could remain up in the air long past Election Day.

“My nightmare is that on Election Day in November, you're waiting for Montgomery County's results to declare Pennsylvania to declare who wins the White House,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, a Democrat who chairs the Board of Elections there. “The reality is that all of our counties are going to be in that same situation, and it will take a while to actually count the ballots.”

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much more at link

Democrats Unveil Giant New Coronavirus Relief Bill

Source: HUFFPOST

The HEROES Act includes provisions for more — and bigger — stimulus checks, as well as an extension to pandemic unemployment benefits.
By Matt Fuller, Arthur Delaney, Daniel Marans, Emily Peck, and Tara Golshan

Democrats released yet another proposal for a coronavirus economic relief package on Tuesday — a $3 trillion bill with more money for enhanced unemployment benefits, money for state and local governments, and funding for a host of other Democratic priorities.

Of importance to most Americans: The bill, called the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act, includes a second wave of $1,200 payments to the vast majority of U.S. households — this time with even more inclusive eligibility rules than the previous payments. Benefits would go to immigrants and would be protected from garnishment by banks and other debt collectors.

Previous income thresholds would remain the same, but instead of $500 per dependent like the last round, the new proposal offers $1,200 ― with the amount families are receiving capped at $6,000.

And the proposal would give an extra $13 per hour in hazard pay to essential workers in health care, food retail, public safety and transportation.



Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dems-unveil-giant-new-coronavirus-relief-bill_n_5ebaf70cc5b63253efcb4017



Great news!

Remember the "McConnell Rule" on SCOTUS Nominations

While we wish the best for RBG.

(tears)
Posted by JoeOtterbein | Tue May 5, 2020, 11:25 PM (9 replies)

Contrasting messages from Biden and Trump on World Press Freedom Day

Politico

While the president once again referred to journalists as “the Enemy of the People,” the Democratic candidate praised them for “upholding free and open democracies.”

By RISHIKA DUGYALA

05/03/2020 06:25 PM EDT

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump sent starkly different messages about the role of the media on Sunday, a date that the United Nations has designated World Press Freedom Day.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, issued a statement praising journalists for “upholding free and open democracies, both here at home and around the world.”

Trump, by contrast, began his day by tweeting: “The Fake News doesn’t show real polls. Lamestream Media is totally CORRUPT, the Enemy of the People!”

He was referring to his claim that he has a 96 percent approval rating in the Republican Party. The Gallup poll he pointed to had found a 94 percent approval among Republican voters and 49 percent approval overall — the highest of his presidency. Trump then targeted NBC News and CNN for “going out of their way to say GREAT things about China” amid the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in that country.

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more on good vs evil at link
Posted by JoeOtterbein | Sun May 3, 2020, 07:46 PM (2 replies)
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