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TN tatoo artist covers racist tatoos for free

but she gets to pick the design! She says lots of individuals have taken her up on the offer

[link:https://www.wvlt.tv/2020/06/09/maryville-tattoo-artist-offering-to-cover-racist-tattoos/?fbclid=IwAR3kPYRzX4nYIFQsAN8QqEINBxu-Yu2lrH3yswSz7U1ZQ-rzmS7JrE7DPUw|]

Her shop is in Sevierville if you need to send someone to her!

TN: I can't believe they won't pass nathan forrest bill this year

[link:https://www.wbir.com/article/news/politics/governor-lee-wants-to-end-nathan-bedford-forrest-day/51-ea27b40d-dee0-4f75-91ae-ea43dd124af9|]

It's been in the hopper since January! And they are slow walking it now! And we have had weeks of protest about similar legalized indignities!

I think it's time for me to move back to NJ and leave these yahoos to breed and whatever.

Condi Rice on Face the Nation (just plain interesting)

Condi Rice was in the second half of Face the Nation. Worth seeing. She talked a lot about historical context of the current protests. She has quite a history herself growing up in Birmingham and being 40% European.

The transcript is here: [link:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-condoleezza-rice-discusses-race-on-face-the-nation-june-7-2020/|]

"no need to see more video" tweet on Floyd death from Chatt. police chief

https://twitter.com/ChiefDavidRoddy/status/1265758198608400386

Talk me out of it...financial pro believes that DT will get reelected

Investment guy locally told me "unless DT does something stupid" by which he meant something like reopening causing horrible COVID numbers (?), DT will win reelection. Must be Republican good-times and so finance folks believe another four terrific <cough, gag> years are in store.

Help me with perspective: am I in an echo chamber -- is this like my youth where everyone I knew voted for McGovern? Thoughts?

Opera fundraising video - Coronadmmerung

[link:|]

Here's what I posted on my FB:

Enjoy this fundraising video for the world's amazing performing artists. It's some consolation for those of us who sadly cancelled 2020 tickets to The Ring series of Wagner operas. This scene is Wotan and Fricka waking up and discussing the agreement to give Fricka's sister to two giants in return for building a house, now that the house is finished. Loge is supposed to work out a different arrangement; his solution involves stealing a ring which kicks off the Ring stories. BTW paartherapie is "couples therapy". And please consider giving to artists.

Hey, DU! How would you rank federal/state priorities for the fed/state administration?

My thoughts on a list. I know that every candidate had a list! I'm thinking -- what to press on as a constituent now and after elections.

- coronavirus response (fed/state)
- health insurance (fed/state)
- taxation (fed/state)
- election laws (state)
- climate (fed/state)

Your thoughts?

Chilling -- DT dialog on Obamagate (minutes before the meltdown 5/11/2020)

Here is the transcript from NY Magazine. It speaks for itself.

Silly me. I thought The Manchurian Candidate was fiction.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/obamagate-as-explained-by-president-trump.html


Rucker: In one of your Motherís Day tweets, you appeared to accuse President Obama of Ďthe biggest political crime in American history, by farí ó those were your words. What crime exactly are you accusing President Obama of committing, and do you believe the Justice Department should prosecute him?

Trump: Obamagate. Itís been going on for a long time. Itís been going on from before I even got elected, and itís a disgrace that it happened, and if you look at whatís gone on, and if you look at now, all this information thatís being released ó and from what I understand, thatís only the beginning ó some terrible things happened, and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again. And youíll be seeing whatís going on over the next, over the coming weeks but I, and I wish youíd write honestly about it but unfortunately you choose not to do so.

Rucker: What is the crime exactly that youíre accusing him of.

Trump: You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.


UPDATE: this thread describes "Obamagate" as a meme: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213426361

COURT TV - NOW - Anyone watching Supreme Court on Court TV (audio and CC)?

Anyone watching Supreme Court coverage on Court TV? Seems to be live.

Something about robocalls?
EDIT: it's Freedom of Speech and Robocalls (thank you, screen labels!)

Does "state going bankrupt" equal "federal takeover of state"?

Did I misremember or have there been governments in USA that DID go bankrupt and had the state take over?

With that logic, then going bankrupt amounts to having the federal gov't take over your state.

Is that the import of this? Am I missing something e.g. in charters for municipalities maybe there is a state takeover clause?

Comments are appreciated...
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