He didn’t get his wall and now he needs a higher fence. https://t.co/22EQ4qYnDg
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 2, 2020
GOP senators on Trump dispersing protesters for a church photo op ??
JOHNSON: “I didn't really see it.”
PORTMAN: “I’m late for lunch.”
ROBERTS: “I don’t have a comment.”
McCONNELL has no comment.
DAINES thanks Trump.
CRUZ denounces the protestors.https://t.co/Ma3ARaQZys
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 3, 2020
in case you were wondering, "why isn't anyone stopping trump?" https://t.co/pk2LxBrbRt
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) June 3, 2020
Why can't any other GOP senator say that? Why does it have to be the black one? https://t.co/A9jeoq0MQ5
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) June 2, 2020
Surveying the Whirlwind https://t.co/Pit2PvfFmW
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 31, 2020
… The country is almost three months into a bewildering and totally unprecedented nationwide public lockdown. Thirty or forty million people have lost their jobs. More than (probably many more than) one hundred thousand people have lost their lives. And – critically – this great civic storm has been borne disproportionately in the nation’s great cities and among its black and hispanic working classes. Meanwhile much of May has been taken up with public discussion and protest about people’s demands for haircuts and freedom from cloth masks. I’m not saying this is because of the pandemic. But it’s certainly the context outside of which none of this can be truly understood…
We are still in the midst of this historical moment in which rising and growing public demands for a more equitable and just society are colliding with a consolidating backlash against them. This is the confrontation that gave us Trumpism and his presidency – inextricably bound up with his brazen and indifferently predatory personality – is only intensifying the conflict. Trump first tried to inflame the violence in his favor. In the last 24 hours, much as he did with COVID, he seems to have gotten tired of the civil conflict and wanted to move onto something more fun – to space launches, judicial nominations, anything. Shortly enough, he’ll return to incitement. It is hard not to look at all of this and not see an escalating gyre of public crises and catastrophes, many of which are not entirely the fault of the President, but all of which are deepened, accentuated and inflamed by his disastrous and cataclysmic presidency.
Living in history is about not knowing the future. As observers and participants all we can do – what we must do – is align our values and the future we would like to live with the reality of the moment and our actions within it and push forward to whatever that future will be.
IT’S NOT A BUNKER IT’S A MAN CAVE https://t.co/ybSx7aq7ZL
— kilgore trout, potato thief (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 1, 2020
— Definitely Not a Sock Puppet Fred (@LesserFrederick) June 1, 2020
The NYTimes, still insisting ‘we’ should all gobble down that… Shinola:
A term I never wanted to need…
Today I learned the German word "Krawalltouristen", which literally means "riot tourists."
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) May 30, 2020
I was in St. Paul for the RNC in 2008 and the people who smashed windows, etc. were all mayhem tourists.
— MALARKEY PATROL ????? (@Alex__Katz) May 30, 2020
Silver-plate (tinfoil?) lining, for once the mantra BOTH SIDES seems to be true: The milky-pale anarcho-kiddies and wannabe-antifa are working in
concert dissonance with the bent cops, Threepers, and grab-bag white supremacists to destroy minority communities in the name of FREEEDUMB!!!
"iM vAnDaLiZiNg ThE sTaTe"
If you cant stop yourself from weedling into every legitimate protest to act out a toddler's version of your ideology, the best thing you can do to advance the causes you're hijacking is to jump out of a plane and vandalize your parachute
— Human capital laughing stock (@TheSneerReview) May 30, 2020
Attorney General Barr says violent protests are being driven by far left extremists. But the Minnesota governor says he suspects white supremacists are fueling some of the violence.
In a time of national crisis, federal and state leaders don't appear to be on the same page. pic.twitter.com/xvgefVfPVS
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) May 30, 2020
As I’ve been saying: I lived in that neighborhood, & that crowd “protesting” is very different from the residents of that neighborhood. https://t.co/FfghTjrvny
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) May 30, 2020
We’ve seen this in South Africa before. Beware of agitators and instigators who use legitimate protests to ignite chaos between protestors and police.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 30, 2020
Speaking of which:
is this a strongman slyly calling for a pro-regime mob to mass at his mansion’s gates against aggrieved citizens exercising rights of speech and assembly? that’s what correspondents might reasonably ask were it outside usa— this bountiful, free, egalitarian, democratic land. https://t.co/0N02mL486y
— C.J. Chivers (@cjchivers) May 30, 2020
Or, hear me out, a bunch of white jackasses co-opted a spontaneous uproar among black people, made it last beyond its natural 24-48 hour expiration date, and the president with his numbers in freefall panicked and did the only dance he knows how to do. https://t.co/D5hAXNJAXd
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) May 30, 2020
Minneapolis is on fire, and I want to restate here what I said earlier elsewhere- the military can accidentally drop a bomb on the wrong target and kill 100 people and call it collateral damage and Americans shrug their shoulders so ask me how many fucks I give that a Target and some liquor stores were looted. Obviously I wish it were not happening but in the big scheme of things so fucking what. Stop letting cops murder people and we’ll worry about Jimmy’s Discount Spirits later.
This is not an isolated incident with the MPD, and things have been simmering for a while up there, and the murder of Floyd, and the nonchalance of those committing, on film, just blew things wide open. So I am not condoning the rioting, I think it is terrible and awful, and while half of me does not understand it, the other half of me sure as hell does. Violence begets violence. Burning a Target makes more sense to me than kneeling on a man’s neck until he is dead for no fucking reason whatsoever.
Additionally, you can thank the prosecutor who went in front of microphones today and pulled this fucking stunt:
NEW: Minnesota prosecutor says video showing George Floyd's death is "terrible" but says there's "other evidence that does not support a criminal charge" pic.twitter.com/X3hzxQJtfe
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 28, 2020
To go in front of the cameras and state they are reviewing additional evidence that the officers should not be charged was tantamount to throwing gas on the fire, and he should be immediately fired. Hearing this no doubt whipped the crowds into and even deeper rage.
And to be clear on this- no other evidence needs to be reviewed in whether or not to determine charges. None. Nothing excuses what we saw on tape. It does not matter what Floyd may have done prior. It does not matter how violently he resisted arrest. Literally nothing he did prior to his murder matters. Because once he is face down, handcuffed, and subdued, there is literally NOTHING that excuses the cops kneeling on his neck using an unauthorized technique and staying there for five minutes as Floyd and the crowd begged for them to let him breathe. That was murder, and that is the ONLY thing that matters. Nothing else is material, particularly when producing a charging document (and as always, IANAL, but this seems pretty fucking obvious).
This prosecutor is either trying to set the stage for lesser charges or jury nullification or a complete and total imbecile or some combination of the three. And he should be removed from the case and removed from his job.
My thuoghts are with the good people of Minneapolis.
President Trump wears a mask during his tour of the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where ventilators, masks and other medical supplies are being manufactured. https://t.co/UCqBVUEuBZ
?? Anonymous pic.twitter.com/eiIFVNPVIh
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 22, 2020
Is he blaming Dana Nessel, who is a law enforcement official and has nothing to do with automotive business, for auto companies' leaving the state before he was elected? @dananessel was elected AG in 2018. She was a lawyer and founded a firm that prosecutes hate crimes before. https://t.co/OFBea7io1m
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) May 22, 2020
You ask me, Trump wore a mask at his Michigan campaign stop because his advisors were genuinely afraid that the very nasty, probably (((globalist))) AG would MAKE TROUBLE, as globalist women Democrats are wont to do. So they got him a very special mask, with the Presidential seal on it, and told him that his mask would be the envy of every non-presidential-seal-embroidered mask wearer. Unfortunately, what remains of Trump’s mind went to the same anti-(((globalist))) place, it seems…
Love tooooo praise the superior genes of the only American to be warmly spoken of in Mein Kampf. https://t.co/bBxZEqNoQB
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) May 21, 2020
Don't anyone doubt for a second that whoever wrote Trump's speech saying Henry Ford had "good bloodlines" knew Henry Ford wrote a pamphlet called "The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem." This is the gaslit dog whistling this White House does. It's dark, scary stuff. https://t.co/uy1YuwBuOo
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 22, 2020
I’m sure Ford Motor Co appreciates the President reminding everyone how much their founder admired the nazis. https://t.co/RMdFAfhZlQ
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) May 21, 2020
GOOD BLOODLINES pic.twitter.com/kyiqCtnn1v
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 21, 2020
Huck Finn-style humor:
I don't think Trump knows about Henry Ford being a bigot, because he doesn't really know a lot of things. Here is what I do think: he believes that everyone who works at Ford is somehow related to Ford. That Henry Ford had many thousands of nephews. https://t.co/P8II3BYsQC
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) May 21, 2020
Putting aside the giant red flag with as white circle and swastika on it here for a second, can we talk about how the fact that all of Ford's children where complete failsons who drove the company into the ground? https://t.co/lqssNUnZwe
— Galar Regional Medical Director (@weedlewobble) May 21, 2020
After his visit to a Michigan auto plant, Meidas Touch torches Trump with this biting video.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 23, 2020