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CostCo Karen: 'I feel threatened' id'd and fired.

https://twitter.com/BillyCorben/status/1280557145461862400?s=20

NY 14 AOC edges out rightwing false flag opponent.

In a close race Ocasio-Cortez only managed to get 76% of the vote.

On edit: it seems to be settling out at around 70%, so obviously a recount should be conducted.

Oh, about that whole 'antifa terrorist' bullshit:



Jones reviewed protests in more than 140 cities and spoke with U.S. officials within the joint terrorism task force. Most of the violence, Jones said, was committed by “local hooligans, sometimes gangs, sometimes just individuals that are trying to take advantage of an opportunity.”

“There were reports of some antifa at different protests,” he concluded. “But they stood back, did not engage, certainly not in a violent way.”

Officials have arrested more than 14,000 people across 49 cities nationwide since May 27, according to a Washington Post tally of data provided by police departments and included in media reports. Thousands were arrested for low-level offenses, including curfew violations and failure to disperse.

Roughly 80 federal charges, including murder and throwing molotov cocktails at police vehicles, reveal no evidence of an antifa plot. Four people who identify with the far-right extremist “boogaloo” movement are among those facing the most serious federal charges. Asked whether anyone who identifies as antifa had been charged, Department of Justice spokesman Matt Lloyd said via email, “We do not collect statistics based on potential inspiration but on unlawful acts according to statute.”

An intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center that was obtained by ABC News warned that “anarchist extremists continue to pose the most significant threat of targeted assaults against police.” The bulletin, which was distributed to police departments nationwide, mentions antifa only in a footnote differentiating those who self-identify with the group from anarchists.

Rather, the bulletin said that “the greatest threat of lethal violence continues to emanate from lone offenders with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist ideologies and [domestic violent extremists] with personalized ideologies,” specifically pointing to boogaloo-related groups as likely to be “instigating violence” at the protests.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/22/who-caused-violence-protests-its-not-antifa/?wpisrc=nl_most

Almost every city in the country is having mass protests.

This is just about unprecedented.

'Here, I'll use this as a mask': Man wipes nose on Oakland County worker who asked him to wear mask



HOLLY, Mich. – A man wiped his nose on the shirt of a woman who told him he was supposed to be wearing a mask inside a dollar store in Oakland County, police said. The incident was caught on video.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar Tree on North Sagniaw Street in Holly, according to authorities.


https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/05/04/here-ill-use-this-as-a-mask-man-wipes-nose-on-oakland-county-worker-who-asked-him-to-wear-mask/

Another Freedumb Warrior.

Georgia to re-open movie theaters

Just curious, would anyone here go to a movie theater before there is a vaccine for this crap?

As a follow up question: do these idiots really think that everything is going back to before covid?

Finally we know what word he misspelled.

#covidfefe

Turns out the stable-genius is clairvoyant.

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins


Scientists have dismissed suggestions that the Chinese government was behind the outbreak, but it’s the kind of tale that gains traction among those who see China as a threat.


The rumor appeared shortly after the new coronavirus struck China and spread almost as quickly: that the outbreak now afflicting people around the world had been manufactured by the Chinese government.

The conspiracy theory lacks evidence and has been dismissed by scientists. But it has gained an audience with the help of well-connected critics of the Chinese government such as Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist. And on Sunday, it got its biggest public boost yet.

Speaking on Fox News, Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, raised the possibility that the virus had originated in a high-security biochemical lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak.

“We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” the senator said, “but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says, and China right now is not giving evidence on that question at all.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/17/business/media/coronavirus-tom-cotton-china.html

Apologies for the paywall.

BERNIE BREAKS OUT OF THE PACK


LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it.

Advisers to three rival campaigns privately conceded over the weekend that the best anyone else could hope for here is second or third. Some of them gape at the crowd sizes at Sanders' events — like the swarm of supporters who accompanied Sanders, his fist raised, to an early caucus site in Las Vegas on Saturday, the first day of early voting in the state.

While few expect that Sanders can carry more than a third of the vote in Nevada, nearly everyone believes that will be enough to win in a field where the moderate vote remains splintered. It is becoming a source of celebration for Sanders' supporters and an urgent problem for those who want to prevent him from claiming the nomination.

“He’s going to win with 28 percent of the vote. We’re not talking about him getting 50 percent of the vote,” said Andres Ramirez, a Nevada-based Democratic strategist and former vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee’s Hispanic Caucus. “But the rest of the field is so fragmented, and he has his base locked, that he can continue winning just by holding onto his base.”


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/17/bernie-sanders-nevada-breaks-pack-115450

Deep cracks emerge in Biden's firewall

One South Carolina lawmaker says she switched allegiances after warning several Biden staffers that their grassroots approach was outdated.


CHARLESTON, S.C. — His message is uninspiring. His ground game is flawed. After Iowa and New Hampshire, they’re no longer convinced he can beat Donald Trump.

Interviews with two dozen South Carolina lawmakers, consultants and voters here suggests there are deep cracks in Joe Biden’s firewall state, where his campaign expects to turn his misfortunes around with a robust victory that highlights his broad-based support — particularly among African Americans.

No one denies the state has an affinity for the former vice president to Barack Obama. Biden boasts endorsements from nearly 200 black South Carolina community figures and state and national legislators, a testament to his decades-long relationships with many leaders here. And he’s led in every single public poll in the state over the past year.

But his advantage has gradually eroded. In a state where African Americans cast 61 percent of the primary vote in 2016, a February Quinnipiac poll showed Biden's support among African-Americans at 27 percent — a 22-point slip from before the Iowa caucus. While almost no one is willing to predict a Biden defeat here, many point to worrisome signs about the state of his campaign.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/15/joe-biden-south-carolina-firewall-114862

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