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And Trump has taught his base to attack poc who are doing a lemonade stand

without a permit because they are 14 or driving in a predominantly white neighbourhood because they live there. And in Trump's speech tonight he described how his base would be attacked and maligned for their beliefs by this totalitarian left. That is 'black baiting'.

"Hey Trump base: the reason you are feeling really bad and hated and maligned is not because of the left, it is because you are listening to Trump. He is setting you up for conflict." Applegrove

McConnell and Cheney are now pro-mask. I bet the calculation was that not wearing masks

was a wedge issue not working in the GOP's favour. So they are trying to blur the sharp edges of the issue and erase the wedge. Took the pandemic to hit the South to get them to do it. If they cared about people they would have done it earlier and would be for things like great healthcare for Americans.

And for god's sake was is this US policing meme of the last decade where

people with any smarts-high IQ should never be hired as local police? Police need to think on their feet, excel at spatial reasoning, strive for improvement of their profession and verbally negotiate tricky situations to defuse........ oh i see. It must be a right wing thing to keep racial peace and equality from happening. The right wing does **** like that. It is structural. A smart person might blow the whistle on bad cops in their midst...oh wait cell phones came along and did it anyhow.

Is the world going to be saved from authoritarians by the youth? First George Floyd protests

that last a month. Now teens and KPOP fans trolled the ticket numbers for Trumps rally. Black youth would not stand for Trump's overt racism and tolerance of dangerous policing faced by poc. Other youth joined in. Maybe Trump playing footsie with Kim Jong Un did not go over well with young people in Korea. Their lives are all on the line in each case. Maybe the internet savy youth will save us all. Maybe they are more powerful than bots and Russians. And who can forget the Majory Stoneman Douglass kids on gun issues or Greta Thunberg. This is their time.

Does the right want knee jerk reactors as police rather than people who can

think on their feet? The better to keep the police in the fold of the right as they lower wages and crash relations with the people in more poverty who see more crime. Is it "skinny policing" that serves to make everything not upper middle class - shitty?

He'll always have Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville on August 27.

Exactly 6 decades to the day of that attack on african americans. Who is doing the historical research in the WH? Is Stephen Miller scheduling poetically?



Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

Advocates panned the new rules, which were released on the 4th anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting




The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policythat protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The move — long sought by some of President Donald Trump's supporters in the conservative Christian community — is the latest effort by Trump to mobilize his religious base amid criticism over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.


The new Trump administration rules reverse an Obama policy that banned health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients and women seeking abortions. The Obama administration had issued the first-time protections for LGBTQ patients under a nondiscrimination clause in the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns from advocates these patients had a harder time accessing necessary care,

The Trump administration overhaul, which had been years in the making, came against warnings from health care groups that the rollback could make it easier for hospitals and health care workers to discriminate against patients based on their gender or sexual orientation. It also was panned by advocates who noted that the rule was released on the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured.


Trump showed his leadership style. Black americans showed theirs over

the years since Obama was elected and since Trump has been in power. The people are going with the 'shared humanity' style of african americans.

Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers' Tax Refunds During Pandemic

Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers' Tax Refunds During Pandemic

"Secretaries DeVos and Mnuchin have inflicted needless financial pain on student borrowers and their families."

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer, Common Dreams



Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the federal departments they run were hit with a class-action lawsuit Friday for illegal seizures of thousands of student borrowers' tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left over 40 million Americans jobless and familes across the country struggling to stay in their homes and keep food on the table.

"The administration has shown an utter disregard for the law and the needs of student loan borrowers during this difficult time, and their botched rollout of CARES Act protections is causing real suffering for families across the nation."
—Alice Yao, Student Defense

The suit (pdf)—filed by Student Defense and Democracy Forward in the U.S. District Court for D.C.—accuses the Education and Treasury departments of violating the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act from late March, which halted all involuntary collection of federal student loans, including tax refund offsets, until the end of September.

"Secretaries DeVos and Mnuchin have inflicted needless financial pain on student borrowers and their families by failing to stop the illegal seizures of their tax refunds," Democracy Forward senior counsel Jeffrey Dubner said in a statement.


They have done analysis that financial anxiety makes people vote intuitively rather than rationally. Look at the former union members who voted for Trump. No doubt Devos and Mnuchin want to impose financial anxiety on people just starting their lives so they vote with 'strongmen' and against minorities and not for their family's financial self interests. Counter intuitive. But the GOP has been fomenting financial anxiety in people for 40 years. I think the jig is up. I hope.

Right wing race war actors see blood in the water: a combination of

Trump continually calling them good people, trying to open up the economy before the doctors say they should and coronavirus killing african americans in disproportionate numbers. They are getting a message and they are acting on it. I don't believe the WH is not aware.

The axis of ego is probably on the phone with each other talking about how tanking the WHO and

ignoring COVID-19 for as long as they did (do) are going to cull the herd and reduce the human footprint, earning themselves the Nobel Peace Prize for improving the environment.
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