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Woody Guthrie Sees Trump

Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Fri Jun 19, 2020, 03:21 AM (1 replies)

Trump says 'domestic terrorists' and 'ugly anarchists' have overrun Seattle and tells 'radical left

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8409067/Trump-says-domestic-terrorists-taken-Seattle-demands-CHAZ-retaken.html


President Donald Trump has demanded that Seattle officials immediately regain control of a six-block zone and police station that have been taken over by armed George Floyd protesters who are demanding the the city's police department and courts be dissolved.

'Radical Left Governor [of Washington, Jay Inslee] and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before,' Trump tweeted late on Wednesday.

'Take back your city NOW. If you don't do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped [sic] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!' he continued. 'Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!'

It followed astonishing developments in Seattle, where protesters have established what they call the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,' or CHAZ, setting up barricades and armed checkpoints and declaring that police are not allowed inside the zone.

Armed protesters have been spotting manning checkpoints where they check identification and frisk people at entrances to the zone.

Police say they have received complaints that protesters are demanding cash to enter the zone, as well as 'protection fees' from businesses under their control.

Seattle Police Assistant Chief Deanna Nollette said at a press conference on Wednesday that, while Washington is an open carry state where firearms are allowed, it is a crime to use them to threaten or intimidate others.

She urged anyone who was subjected to demands by protesters to call 911, describing their alleged behavior as extortion.

However, police sources say that the department is now only responding to priority calls of a violent crime in progress, and it is unclear whether they would be able to do more than take a report over the phone.

Anti-police protesters disputed Nollette's description of what was happening inside the so-called autonomous zone.

'This could literally not be less true. It's incredibly open and peaceful in the CHAZ. The businesses that are open are selling flowers, turning their parking lots into med tents, putting supportive signs in their windows,' one person tweeted.

A reporter for KIRO-FM was granted entry to the CHAZ on Tuesday, and said that free food and medical aid was available for demonstrators on every corner.

Some food and supplies were also distributed to the homeless population in the surrounding area, and protesters were organizing a garbage collection for Wednesday, the reporter said.

However, other reports on social media indicated that not everything was unfolding harmoniously within the CHAZ.

Some claimed that rapper Raz Simone had established himself as a 'warlord' within the CHAZ, and was patrolling with armed men.

On Wednesday, video emerged that showed Simone and several other men confronting another man within the CHAZ, accusing him of tagging over someone else's graffiti.

'We are the police of this community now!' one member of the Simone's entourage is heard telling the man, who shrugs them off and continues tagging the side of a building.
Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:58 AM (3 replies)

Eve Of Destruction

Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:23 AM (3 replies)

Democrats salivate over Obama coming off sidelines The Hill

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/democrats-salivate-over-obama-coming-off-sidelines/ar-BB12lkXp?li=BBnbc


The decision by Bernie Sanders to suspend his campaign means former President Obama is about to get back into the political spotlight.

Sources close to Obama and Biden say the two men have spoken "quite frequently," as one put it, in recent days as Biden pivots to the general election. Obama has also spoken to Sanders in recent days, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversations.


The former president has stayed out of the Democratic primary, but sources say he is anxious to endorse his former vice president, Joe Biden, and become an active player in the general election campaign against President Trump.

Democrats across the country are also ready for his entry.

"IT IS TIME," Doug Landry, a former Hillary Clinton aide, wrote Wednesday, tweeting a cartoon image of Obama as superman. "RELEASE THE SUPER SURROGATE."


He's eager to go," said one source close to Obama. "He's been waiting for this election for almost four years.


Full article at link.
Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:29 PM (10 replies)

The Atlantic com (This Is Trump's Fault }

That headline, "It's Trump's Fault," may cause you to think that this is just another snarky little article from a snarky writer. Let me assure you that what David Frum has written here is anything but snarky. It's a step-by-step, well-documented exposition covering events from very early January to the present that proves with each word that yes, indeed, it is Rump's fault. The article is long, but length is what's needed to cover Rump's multitudinous lies, missteps and negligence. Copied from a friend's post.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/americans-are-paying-the-price-for-trumps-failures/609532/?fbclid=IwAR3AsBm4IDoU-p_lbB9sfST-2wSQwVUyNqzzvrSbkOeXzssVTcVy8IXQE2U



Donít take responsibility at all,Ē said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13. Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up.

Trump now fancies himself a ďwartime president.Ē How is his war going? By the end of March, the coronavirus had killed more Americans than the 9/11 attacks. By the first weekend in April, the virus had killed more Americans than any single battle of the Civil War. By Easter, it may have killed more Americans than the Korean War. On the present trajectory, it will kill, by late April, more Americans than Vietnam. Having earlier promised that casualties could be held near zero, Trump now claims he will have done a ďvery good jobĒ if the toll is held below 200,000 dead.

he United States is on trajectory to suffer more sickness, more dying, and more economic harm from this virus than any other comparably developed country.

Read: How the pandemic will end

That the pandemic occurred is not Trumpís fault. The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic is Trumpís fault. The loss of stockpiled respirators to breakage because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018 is Trumpís fault. The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal is Trumpís fault. That states are bidding against other states for equipment, paying many multiples of the precrisis price for ventilators, is Trumpís fault. Air travelers summoned home and forced to stand for hours in dense airport crowds alongside infected people? That was Trumpís fault too. Ten weeks of insisting that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own? Trumpís fault again. The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly, the failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March? That fault is more widely shared, but again, responsibility rests with Trump: He could have stopped it, and he did not.

The rest at article.




Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:52 AM (8 replies)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:17 PM (3 replies)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:49 AM (1 replies)

Trumps Turkey connection is way worse than you realize

Interesting read .

https://thebulwark.com/trumps-turkey-corruption-is-way-worse-than-you-realize/?fbclid=IwAR3fUKtWh9IMHbjWxkwE3FdAQmQq0764QfDQXD82v1Ks75iJ4UqCw0u3ldo






Earlier this month, Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, the moustachioed one, the unlikeliest of potential #Resistance heroes, left another clue about his knowledge of President Donald Trumpís corrupt dealings during an investment event at Morgan Stanley.
According to a report by MSNBCís Stephanie Ruhle, Bolton said that he believes there is a ďpersonal or business relationship dictating Trumpís position on Turkey.Ē
Wait what?
The presidentís former national security advisor suggested that the commander-in-chief made life or death national security decisions because of an active conflict of interest related to his business?

The presidentís former national security advisor suggested that the commander-in-chief made life or death national security decisions because of n active conflict of interest related to his business?
Even by the standards of Trumpian corruption, this is holy-motherforking-shirtballs level stuff.
Boltonís accusation, if accurate, would amount to the biggest scandal in the American presidency in half a century: The most senior security staffer, a man with unparalleled access to the president, believes that Trump acted in a way that is indistinguishable from double-dealing despots the world over.
Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:55 PM (0 replies)

Trump says the 1,000 American troops leaving Syria will remain in the region to help prevent reviv

Source: msn

5 mins


President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat.

© ASSOCIATED PRESS In this image made through a vehicle window, U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, center, arrives for an unannounced visit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria. The U.S. trains Syrian opposition at the garrison outpost. (AP Photo/lolita Baldor)
In a written statement Monday announcing his authorization of economic sanctions on Turkey, Trump made clear that the withdrawing troops will leave Syria entirely.
He said the troops will "redeploy and remain in the region." He described their mission as "monitoring the situation" and preventing a "repeat of 2014," when IS fighters who had organized in Syria as a fighting force swept into neighboring Iraq and took control of Iraq's north and west.
Trump confirmed that the small number of U.S. troops at a base in southern Syria will remain there.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-says-the-1000-american-troops-leaving-syria-will-remain-in-the-region-to-help-prevent-revival-of-islamic-state/ar-AAILSnd
Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:40 PM (12 replies)

Washington at war: Dems aim for speedy impeachment push as Trump threatens whistleblower

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/politics/trump-democrats-impeachment-ukraine-investigation/index.html

Washington (CNN)Lawyers for a whistleblower who accused Donald Trump of pressuring Ukraine to intervene in the 2020 election warn that the President's threats pose a grave risk to their client's safety.
Trump meanwhile escalated his attacks on the whistleblower -- demanding to meet his "accuser" face to face during a day of rage-filled tweets about the Democratic attempt to impeach him.
The extraordinary spectacle of the President -- the titular head of the US legal system -- threatening a potential witness in a case against him risks being seen as an attempt to obstruct the investigation. It also cuts against the principle that whistleblowers deserve anonymity and protection, representing another dark twist in an administration that has constantly tested the boundaries of political propriety.

On another frenetic day of political exchanges, Democrats sought to engineer a fast start to their impeachment efforts as their chances of political success hinge on early momentum to keep the White House off balance-
Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:29 AM (3 replies)
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