Monday, June 01, 2020

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In addition to the worst public health crisis since 1918 and the worst economic crisis since 1933, Trump now faces the worst civil unrest since 1968.

Trump’s credibility gap complicates his response to the three crises enveloping his presidency

[UPDATE: Trump Took Shelter in White House Bunker as Protests Raged

White House Goes Completely Dark as Protests Rage Outside ]







Anti-anti-fascist ... what does that make you?







207 Comments:

Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump Death Clock

62,834

Estimated U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Due To POTUS Inaction

In January 2020, the Trump administration was advised that immediate action was required to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, “there was a lot of pushback” to this advice. President Trump declined to act until March 16th. Experts estimate that, had mitigation measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American COVID-19 deaths would have been avoided. (For further reading, click here).

June 01, 2020 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Shraddhasrinath said...



I was 14. At a family pooje I got my period. I was not accompanied by my mom so I nudged my aunt sitting next to me and worriedly informed her of it (because I was not carrying a sanitary pad). Another good natured lady sitting close, saw me worried and overheard me and said to me smiling reassuringly "Don't worry child, God will forgive you" (for being part of the Pooja while menstruating). That's the day I became a feminist and a non-believer. I was 14.

June 01, 2020 1:32 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Intel Agencies Have Hired Consultants To Learn How To Keep Trump’s Attention During Nat’l Security Briefings

May 21, 2020 Dementia, Donald Trump

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Trump, who has mounted a yearslong attack on the intelligence agencies, is particularly difficult to brief on critical national security matters, according to interviews with 10 current and former intelligence officials familiar with his intelligence briefings. The president veers off on tangents and getting him back on topic is difficult, they said. He has a short attention span and rarely, if ever, reads intelligence reports, relying instead on conservative media and his friends for information.

He is unashamed to interrupt intelligence officers and riff based on tips or gossip he hears from the former casino magnate Steve Wynn, the retired golfer Gary Player or Christopher Ruddy, the conservative media executive. Mr. Trump rarely absorbs information that he disagrees with or that runs counter to his worldview. Briefing him has been so great a challenge compared with his predecessors that the intelligence agencies have hired outside consultants to study how better to present information to him.

June 01, 2020 1:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump’s Hate for the Press Has Spread

Journalists have been attacked all over the world while on the job covering protests for years, but never like they were this week in the United States during the George Floyd protests.

At least half a dozen incidences of arrests and attacks were reported in protests across the United States this weekend. Some were high profile, like the live-on-air arrest of CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew Friday morning. Others got less attention, like Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske getting pelted with rubber bullets and tear gas or the two Los Angeles Times photographers who were briefly taken into custody.

June 01, 2020 1:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Police have been more violent since Trump got into power and started telling them to be more brutal with suspects and bang their heads against the police car when putting them in it.

Last October, the head of the Minneapolis police union, which days ago warned against a "rush to judgment" of the officers involved in George Floyd's death, spoke at a Trump rally and praised him for ending the "handcuffing and oppression" of police under Obama.

President Obama implemented various programs to deal with systemic racism in the police forces across the United States. Trump of course eliminated these programs intended to stop police killings of unarmed black people

Trump is as responsible for the riots in the United States as anyone.

June 01, 2020 1:35 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor, notes that Republican senators privately recognize that Trump is a danger to the republic, but they’re afraid to meet the fates of former colleagues Bob Corker and Jeff Flake. “It is not too late to say so. It is not too late to help save your country, and maybe your self-respect,” Hiatt writes. “Five years ago, could any of you have imagined excusing a leader who praised white supremacists, called his former opponent a criminal and a ‘skank,’ mocked the weight and appearance of your fellow leaders? Could you have imagined tolerating a president who sought to bend law enforcement, diplomacy and intelligence collection to his personal needs and whims? You know, you all know, that he has imperiled the country and cost thousands of lives with his contempt for science and expertise.”"

June 01, 2020 1:51 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Texas reported 1,949 new coronavirus cases, surpassing the previous record (set Thursday) of 1,855. North Carolina has had its highest numbers in three of the past four days, with 1,185 new cases Saturday. Mississippi also experienced peaks this weekend, with a high of 439 on Saturday after reaching 418 on Friday.

June 01, 2020 3:37 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.

Following months of stay-at-home orders, all 50 states have begun reopening in some form. At least 15 states, including California, North Carolina and Virginia, have had an increase in newly reported cases over the last 14 days

June 01, 2020 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Middle Age Riot said...

Nobody voted for Donald Trump because they thought he was a skilled communicator, charismatic leader, creative problem solver, brilliant intellect, or selfless humanitarian.

They voted for him because he hated the same people they did.

June 01, 2020 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, me supporting Donald Trump makes me a racist, does it?

June 01, 2020 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, you being a racist, makes you support Donald Trump.

June 01, 2020 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Joe Biden is considering putting an antifada supporter on the ticket to balance the ticket - get ready, LIzzie Warren said...

"Nobody voted for Donald Trump because they thought he was a skilled communicator, charismatic leader, creative problem solver, brilliant intellect, or selfless humanitarian.

They voted for him because he hated the same people they did."

actually, they voted for him because:

1. he addressed the concerns of working class Americans

2. he promised to appoint judges that believe in the Constitution

3. he didn't sell his connections as Secretary of State in exchange for donations to his bogus Foundation, set up so he could provide employment to the staff of his sexual predator husband between spousal presidencies, and then try to hide it by placing classified government emails on his private server

those were the main things although they were other issues

"So, me supporting Donald Trump makes me a racist, does it?

No, you being a racist, makes you support Donald Trump."

too bad the TTFer went to all the bother of muttering to himself online but didn't bother to think up anything clever to say!

June 01, 2020 6:10 PM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders are running amok on America's blogs, spreading lies and propaganda like a virus said...

"Experts estimate that, had mitigation measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American COVID-19 deaths would have been avoided. (For further reading,"

if only Andrew Cuomo had acted a week earlier

maybe the Dems would still have a chance in November

June 01, 2020 6:12 PM  
Anonymous hi, it's Joe Biden. is the math on that 1.6 million still good? I already paid for the ads said...

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/coronavirus/country/united-states/

it's time for one of those posts that TTF likes so much

let's check up on TTF's power of insight by seeing how their predictions fare in the real world

about six weeks ago, TTF was predicting catastrophe in the South because them damn rednecks put lives at stake by actually going to work!

so, how's it going?

look at the link above

sorted by deaths per million, the top five states are all blue states

some nitwit TTFer last week was trying to say it's because they're all dense

well, then, why is Rhode Island #5?

I've been there

it's a bunch of mansions by a sea cliff with gads of land

the bottom five?

all red states, competently run by GOP leaders

ah, but another nitwit here is fond of saying that was then, but this is now, and the Southern states are EXPLODING with viral load!

let's sort by number of new deaths just yesterday

mercifully, NY is not #1

they're #2

numero #1 is Massachusetts

pssst..they're kinda liberal

how about those states with the least cases yesterday?

15 states had no new deaths at all yesterday!

10 of those are red states, including Arkansas that never closed a thing!

things ain't looking good for TTF!!!!

btw, it's a month after May Day and still no 1.6 million dead

things ain't looking good for TTF's court buffoon!!!!

LOL!!!!!




June 01, 2020 7:27 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "sorted by deaths per million, the top five states are all blue states"

That's the situation as it was early on in the epidemic. Now all the blue states have it under control and the red states are exploding with cases.


Wyatt/Regina's comments tell you who they are:

"Most people lie all the time".


"He lied, so what?"



June 01, 2020 7:42 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump Complains Fox Isn’t Helping Him Get Elected

Ignoring the fact that news media are supposed to be objective and non partisan, President Trump on Thursday complained that Fox News was not doing anything to help him and other Republicans get re-elected in November.

The president’s tweet offers a window into the role he believes the news network should play in his political career, and it marks yet another escalation of his recent attacks on Fox News.

Of course its a joke that Fox "News" would ever be "fair and balanced" as they used to say, but to come right out and say its the job of a news organization to help Trump get reelected is beyond the pale.

Trump said "Many will disagree, but @FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd. Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real “garbage” littered all over the network."

June 01, 2020 7:43 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Ex-Trump Aide Got $3M Federal Contract To Sell Masks

A former White House aide won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Zach Fuentes, President Donald Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, secured the deal with the Indian Health Service with limited competitive bidding and no prior federal contracting experience.

The IHS told ProPublica it has found that 247,000 of the masks delivered by Fuentes’ company — at a cost of roughly $800,000 — may be unsuitable for medical use. An additional 130,400, worth about $422,000, are not the type specified in the procurement data, the agency said.

June 01, 2020 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Barrack Obama said...

The waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States.

June 01, 2020 9:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

President Obama implemented various programs to deal with systemic police force racism and the killing of unarmed black men.

Trump eliminated those programs because he hates black people.

Trump was convicted of refusing to rent to black people. He has a long history of racism and anti-black behavior.

June 01, 2020 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Rachel Handler said...

The deadly pandemic was left for the states to handle all alone but the protests require the forced intervention of the U.S. military. Just making sure I have this right.

June 01, 2020 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Steve Schmidt said...

Watching Trump preen in front of St. John's, moments after he threatened to deploy the American military against the American people, with a bible held above his head, I remembered this quote, "when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross".

June 01, 2020 9:26 PM  
Anonymous gaycuckhubby said...

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Washington: "I don't want President Trump speaking for St. John's. Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence."

She called out Trump for using the bible and church as a "prop".

Clergy were at the church all day supporting protesters.

June 01, 2020 9:32 PM  
Anonymous John F Kennedy said...

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

June 01, 2020 9:33 PM  
Anonymous David Hogg said...

The Republicans that talk about needing guns to fight a tyrannical government are pretty f'ing quiet right now.

June 01, 2020 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Boorstein said...

The Episcopal bishop of DC, who oversees the DC church Trump just stopped at, tells the Washington Post she is "outraged" and that neither she nor the rector was asked or told..."that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our chu8rches as a prop..."

June 01, 2020 9:38 PM  
Anonymous up in Canada, they have a sad sack of trash lying in the street, and on the computer said...

"The deadly pandemic was left for the states to handle all alone but the protests require the forced intervention of the U.S. military. Just making sure I have this right."

You have it right, Rachel. Thanks for clarifying the appropriate role of the Federal government.

"Watching Trump preen in front of St. John's, moments after he threatened to deploy the American military against the American people,"

he didn't do that, liar, he said he would use the military to stop any violence if the national guard were overwhelmed

"with a bible held above his head, I remembered this quote, "when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"."

thanks for sharing your delusions

let us know if need any help getting to your psych's office

"Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Washington: "I don't want President Trump speaking for St. John's. Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence."

She called out Trump for using the bible and church as a "prop"."

well, the Episcopal priesthood is know to have a liberal streak

"Clergy were at the church all day supporting protesters.'

yes, I went down earlier today and saw a couple of women with collars passing out water and masks to the crowd

I went over and said hi

they seemed friendly enough, as did most people in the crowd

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

the cops were fired immediately and one was arrested for murder

who wants to revolt against that?

hopefully, someone can find a mechanism to get all racist cops off the police force

but, there are few that disagree with that

"The Republicans that talk about needing guns to fight a tyrannical government are pretty f'ing quiet right now."

David, your 15 minutes have passed

stop trying to get attention, it looks pathetic

if you're bored, maybe you can find a college that will accept you

June 01, 2020 10:22 PM  
Anonymous DoILookAmused2u? said...

Oh my god Congressional Republicans really went from “making me stay home is tyranny” to “there’s a curfew, police can do what they want to you if you’re outside” in less than a week.

June 02, 2020 12:47 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

John F Kennedy said ""Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the cops were fired immediately and one was arrested for murder

who wants to revolt against that?"

This is a systemic problem and goes far beyond this lone incident. There's hundreds of years of American history of racism in police forces and the killing of unarmed black people. Those other three cops need to be charged as well and then they all need to be convicted, which given past precedent won't happen. That's why the massive protests are still taking place.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "hopefully, someone can find a mechanism to get all racist cops off the police force"

That someone was President Obama who implemented various programs to deal with racist police forces and to stop the killing of unarmed black men. Your hero Trump eliminated all those programs. What a disgustingly disingenuous comment you made!

June 02, 2020 12:55 AM  
Anonymous PlutoAnimus said...

Republicans try to project strength by mistreating people.

Democrats project strength by treating people with care and respect.

June 02, 2020 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Joe Biden said...

Today Jill and I are proud to stand with LGBTQ+ people and their allies in America and around the world.

Pride is a global movement of love, self-expression, and community - resilient in the face of oppression and fear and hopeful for a better future. This month, let us recommit to those principles and remain steadfast in the fight for justice and equality.

June 02, 2020 1:00 AM  
Anonymous joe biden is not the solution to the Dems' problems, Joe Biden s the Dems' problem said...

"Democrats project strength by treating people with care and respect."

sure, and if want proof, just ask Tara Reade and Monica Lewinsky

"Today Jill and I are proud to stand with LGBTQ+ people and their allies in America and around the world."

well, it's nice you found something to be proud of, Joe

because your campaign is an embarrassment

June 02, 2020 4:27 AM  
Anonymous Rump is the GOP problem. He has declared war on peaceful US protesters said...

The president who called NFL protesters peacefully taking a knee “sons of bitches,” lied when he declared that he is a friend of peaceful demonstrators. The police firing rubber bullets and launching tear gas at protesters in Lafayette Square in front of the White House said otherwise. Then, as if the scene was not evidence enough of his desire to raise the level of violence, he pledged to deploy the U.S. military on U.S. soil, against U.S. civilians, if governors did not heed his incendiary advice to fill the streets with National Guard troops. It was later revealed that Trump instigated the assault on protesters specifically to make a gesture of walking to St. John’s church.


Nothing could be more representative of the dangerous narcissism of a president in over his head, resorting to threats of violence against a country he ostensibly is supposed to lead. The deliberate instigation of violence for his own photo op tells Americans how deeply twisted and deformed his character is.


His stunt was designed to play to the most rabid white evangelicals, who inexplicably have always seen themselves — not African Americans — as the true victims. The invocation of a religious institution to justify an assault on peaceful protesters was as great an abuse of religious symbols as anything Trump has done. Surely, he never heard of the “Blessed are the peacemakers” passage from the Christian bible. He worships not peacemakers but instruments of brute force.


TRUMPLANDIA WILL DIE THIS NOVEMBER AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, WILL BE REBORN

June 02, 2020 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"His stunt was designed to play to the most rabid white evangelicals, who inexplicably have always seen themselves — not African Americans — as the true victims. The invocation of a religious institution to justify an assault on peaceful protesters was as great an abuse of religious symbols as anything Trump has done. Surely, he never heard of the “Blessed are the peacemakers” passage from the Christian bible. He worships not peacemakers but instruments of brute force."

If you changed this to:

"His stunt was designed to play to evangelicals. The invocation of a religious institution to justify an assault on peaceful protesters was as great an abuse of religious symbols as anything Trump has done. Surely, he never heard of the “Blessed are the peacemakers” passage from the Christian bible."

I'd have to agree.

Obviously, he's not a devout Christian, if indeed he is one at all, but did he really think this would impress Christians?

The lack of insight is astounding,

and it is sad..

June 02, 2020 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Ya don't say said...

Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, on Monday hammered President Donald Trump’s lack of leadership during the national crises of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests that have erupted following the death of George Floyd.

Steele, appearing on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House,” suggested that “for some reason, there’s still this expectation that Donald Trump in a moment like this is going to respond” like his predecessors, such as Barack Obama.

Instead, Steele noted, “you have is a president who retreats to his bunker out of fear of what? I don’t know.” (Trump was reportedly rushed to an underground bunker on Friday as anti-racist protests took place in Washington.)

“He doesn’t step into that leadership, he repels from it and yet we still expect him to behave differently,” said Steele, who was chair of the RNC from 2009 to 2011.

“This president has shown us who he is,” he added. “He has told us over and over again what he believes. He does not believe in the ideals of this country.”

June 02, 2020 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The lack of insight is astounding"

What universe have you been living in since Rump became the face of the birther movement?

People didn't vote for him because he was insightful, but rather because he is inCITEful.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters."

At the time Rump said this, liberals were stunned and appalled. Conservatives praised him for "owning the libs," "not being politically correct," and "projecting strength."

Now one has to wonder if he's going to make it a policy, or at least a campaign stunt.

June 02, 2020 11:19 AM  
Anonymous young girls are coming to the canyon said...

"What universe have you been living in since Rump became the face of the birther movement?"

There's only one. I've said many times that I think he's an embarrassment but that, unfortunately, the Dems and mainstream media are worse

last night's incident was next level. I was right there a couple of hours before the tear gas incident

that crowd was fine and innocent of anything

"People didn't vote for him because he was insightful, but rather because he is inCITEful."

they voted for him because of the alternative, and that looks like it will apply again this year

"At the time Rump said this, liberals were stunned and appalled. Conservatives praised him for "owning the libs," "not being politically correct," and "projecting strength.""

no they didn't, although the statement is taken out of context anyway

"Now one has to wonder if he's going to make it a policy, or at least a campaign stunt."

getting tough on rioters and looters is fine but these people weren't that, and they hadn't even broken curfew yet

the Bible waving was the last straw

one of the priests I met yesterday was interviewed on NPR this morning

she said trying to associate the Bible with this type of action was offensive

she's right

June 02, 2020 11:43 AM  
Anonymous You got what you voted for said...

"getting tough on rioters and looters is fine but these people weren't that, and they hadn't even broken curfew yet

the Bible waving was the last straw"

Gee, I would have thought that shooting innocent protesters with rubber bullets and tear-gassing them while they exercised their free speech rights might have been the "last straw." Especially considering how much you whine about Constitutional "originalism."

But him expressing his religious beliefs by waving a bible in front of church? THAT is what finally broke the proverbial camel's back?

C'mon - authoritarians have been using religion to justify and magnify their actions and behaviors for centuries. You've been fine with it when the bible waving tyrants harassed and oppressed LGBT people.

Why does it finally appear to bother you now?

It's not like he's doing anything new - he's just being less subtle about it.

June 02, 2020 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good anonymous quoted Trump "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the statement is taken out of context"

I challenge you to put that "in [a] context" that in any way makes it less outrageous.

June 02, 2020 2:35 PM  
Anonymous tbj5 said...

Trump wants a civil war.

He's that afraid of democracy and the law, he's willing to kill countless citizens to seize power and save his own ass.

Remove him, or America dies.

June 02, 2020 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gee, I would have thought that shooting innocent protesters with rubber bullets and tear-gassing them while they exercised their free speech rights might have been the "last straw.""

gee willikers, beav, I didn't like that either

but, I wasn't there when it happened so I don't know the whole story

if the President was going to come over, it was probably a good idea to clear the street

I don't know what warning the protesters were given but it all seemed kumbaya in the sunshine every day and then violence began around twilight

"Especially considering how much you whine about Constitutional "originalism.""

that's just about says it all

discussing the Constitution is "whining"..

thanks Karl Marx

"But him expressing his religious beliefs by waving a bible in front of church? THAT is what finally broke the proverbial camel's back?"

yep, that did it

"C'mon - authoritarians have been using religion to justify and magnify their actions and behaviors for centuries."

c'mon

don't you realize EVERYONE tries to justify themselves with scripture, not just conservatives, because it's impossible to ignore the Creator

liberals sure do it

William Jennings Bryan did it, MLK did it, Bill Clinton did it

"You've been fine with it when the bible waving tyrants harassed and oppressed LGBT people."

tyrants are often atheists: Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Dum Fat of Pyong-pyang

"Why does it finally appear to bother you now?"

always does

"It's not like he's doing anything new - he's just being less subtle about it."

let us see some examples of what you're making up

June 02, 2020 2:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "I've said many times that I think [Trump]'s an embarrassment"

If he's an embarrassment to you, then what about you and your wife?

You're no different than Trump, you lie prolifically and promote violence against those you oppose. You flip-flop on your supposed values whenever its convenient in the immediate moment.

You two and Trump are mirror images of each other.

June 02, 2020 2:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

In response to Trump tear gassing peaceful protestors to get a photo-op Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if the President was going to come over, it was probably a good idea to clear the street"

You've claimed he's a friend of black people, more so than Biden, yet Biden wasn't afraid to venture into the protestors and Trump was.

That you're fine with Trump attacking peaceful protesters to get a pointless photo-op shows how evil you and him are.

June 02, 2020 2:42 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "don't you realize EVERYONE tries to justify themselves with scripture, not just conservatives, because it's impossible to ignore the Creator"

Let's see some examples of me or any other atheist trying to "justify ourselves with scripture".

You're a friggin' moron who can't imagine anyone else thinks differently than you do. Its telling that you frequently saying things like "most people lie all the time" and that there is nothing wrong with lying.

June 02, 2020 2:45 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Good anonymous said ""Especially considering how much you whine about Constitutional "originalism.""

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "that's just about says it all discussing the Constitution is "whining".."

It is whining when you lie about being a constitutional originalist - conservatives are anything but originalists:

Conservative Justices are NOT originalists


"[Professor Geoffrey] Stone concludes that the moderately liberal justices apply an approach in line with “the original concerns of the Framers of the Constitution and in their distinctive understanding of the special responsibility of courts in our constitutional system,” while the Court’s conservatives’ “votes cannot be explained by any consistent theory of constitutional interpretation” but are instead driven by their own policy preferences.


June 02, 2020 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There's only one. I've said many times that I think he's an embarrassment but that, unfortunately, the Dems and mainstream media are worse"

In what way are Democrats and the media worse?

No democrat every argued that Obama could do whatever he wanted just by asserting its in the best interests of the country.

No Democrat ever argued that Obama could stop an investigation into a wrongdoing alleged against him.

No Democrat ever argued that Obama could shoot someone on fifth avenue and the Justice Department couldn't investigate the crime, arrest him, or stop him from continuing to shoot people.

No Democratic president ever said "I have total authority, and it has to be that way."

June 02, 2020 3:06 PM  
Anonymous You got what you voted for said...

"don't you realize EVERYONE tries to justify themselves with scripture, not just conservatives, because it's impossible to ignore the Creator"

No, not EVERYONE does it. I've never done it and I never intend to.

"tyrants are often atheists: Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Dum Fat of Pyong-pyang"

Nice try at changing the subject, but you can't claim those folks were delusional enough to justify their behavior with catchy slogans like "Gott mit uns."

To the victims of tyrants, the only difference between an atheist tyrant and a religious one is that the religious one is somehow convinced God is on his side. It really doesn't help them one iota.

"let us see some examples of what you're making up"

Wait a minute, are you telling me you think his previous expressions of religion were genuine?!?!!

BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!






June 02, 2020 3:25 PM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders are running amok on America's blogs, posting lies and propaganda said...

"In what way are Democrats and the media worse?"

well, Dems believe equality and safety are more important than freedom and civil rights, they reject swaths of the Constitution, they aren't committed to the sanctity of life, and they reject the idea of private property and privacy

the mainstream lies and advocates shamelessly for the Dem agenda

"No democrat every argued that Obama could do whatever he wanted just by asserting its in the best interests of the country."

actually, Obama lost more Constitutional challenges than any President in history because he would issue unconstitutional Executive Orders whenever he didn't get his way

he famously used the IRS to thwart the Tea Party movement when he didn't get his way in the Citizens United case and abused FISA laws to surveil the Trump campaign

he generally considered himself regal and although he wasn't as puerile as Trump, was very aloof, cold, and lacked empathy

he had the time and intelligence, he would have made himself dictator

"No Democrat ever argued that Obama could stop an investigation into a wrongdoing alleged against him."

they whined and tried to stop every investigation he was subject to

"No, not EVERYONE does it. I've never done it and I never intend to."

I was talking about people seeking political support to gain office

"Nice try at changing the subject, but you can't claim those folks were delusional enough to justify their behavior with catchy slogans like "Gott mit uns.""

actually all named had many catchy slogans and no subject was changed

"To the victims of tyrants, the only difference between an atheist tyrant and a religious one is that the religious one is somehow convinced God is on his side. It really doesn't help them one iota."

you're the one who said tyrants are religious

"Wait a minute, are you telling me you think his previous expressions of religion were genuine?!?!!"

makes no sense

"BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!"

old TTF expression meaning they know they are wrong

June 03, 2020 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Former GOPer shows there's hope for TTF's troll said...

The cowering president and his men are playing defense. It’s not working

The debacle that unfolded Monday — the tear-gassing of peaceful protesters, the debasement of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the wholly inappropriate participation of the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the goose step across Lafayette Square — turned out to be President Trump’s way of trying to compensate for reports of his widely mocked trip to the White House bunker in the face of protests Friday evening. Things have turned out so badly that we are now entering the better-to-sound-stupid phase of excuses for the fiasco.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper insisted he did not know where he was going — no time to brief! — when he marched out of the White House with Trump. Or was it, as Esper also claimed, to inspect a bathroom that had been vandalized in the park, which we are supposed to believe warranted his appearance?

This followed a different excuse given on Tuesday. CNBC reports:

"“The Secretary and the chairman were both actually heading to the Washington Field Office of the FBI to be co-located with the director of the FBI and the Attorney General to observe and provide leadership for response efforts last evening,” explained a senior Defense official on a call with Pentagon reporters.

“They were not aware that the Park Police and law enforcement had made a decision to clear the square. And once they began that walk off the White House grounds with the president, their understanding was that they were going out of the White House to go into Lafayette Park to review the efforts to address the protests,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity."


Esper is apparently so embarrassed by the incident that he is directly contradicting his boss. At a news conference on Wednesday he insisted, “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act. The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now.” He also promises to investigate the low-flying helicopter that appeared to try to intimidate protesters Monday night. Since Esper has now debased himself both by participating in the stunt and coming up with a pathetic excuse to explain his lack of judgment, it might be time for him to resign.

“Inspection” now seems to be the excuse of choice. Trump claims, ludicrously, that he had gone down to the bunker “more for an inspection.” ”I went down during the day, and I was there for a tiny period of time," he claimed, adding, "There was never a problem. We never had a problem. Nobody ever came close to giving us a problem.” It’s true he was never endangered, but the inspection excuse, even for Trump, is among the lamest to date and only makes him look weaker and more desperate.

The reaction to the Monday stunt has been so negative that apparently White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has thrown Ivanka Trump and Hope Hicks under the bus, letting it be known the mess was their idea.

Rats leaving a sinking ship? Well, there is no evidence they are actually leaving, but Trump’s advisers are clearly running for cover. No amount of excuses is going to spare Trump and his lackeys the humiliation and condemnation they so richly deserve. The contrast between their conduct — bullying, authoritarian, self-reverential — and that of the thousands upon thousands of protesters who were overwhelmingly peaceful on Tuesday should not be lost on anyone. The threat of violence comes from a cornered president, not from Americans protesting injustice.

As former president George W. Bush put it in a remarkable written statement released on Tuesday, “Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place.” Trump also fails to understand he cannot bully an entire country into submission. He cannot even bully his own advisers to stick to a single cover story.

June 03, 2020 3:39 PM  
Anonymous You got what you voted for said...

"well, Dems believe equality and safety are more important than freedom and civil rights, they reject swaths of the Constitution, they aren't committed to the sanctity of life, and they reject the idea of private property and privacy"

You can twist the words of Dems all day long (as you do) but that's not what Dems are all about. If they were, even the idiots controlling the Republican party now would have wiped the floor with them years ago. But your unhinged hyperbole is pointless in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Meanwhile, the misanthropic cult leader that Evangelicals helped put into office is doing more damage to the Constitution than Obama ever did:

"Mattis, a retired four-star Marine general, resigned at the end of 2018 in protest after Trump chose to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. He had largely remained quiet about his former boss, although he told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: “There is a period in which I owe my silence. It’s not eternal. It’s not going to be forever.”

That silence ended Wednesday. In his letter, he wrote that he had watched the week’s events “angry and appalled,” saying the protests were “defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values — our values as people and our values as a nation.”

Mattis directly pointed to the response outside the White House on Monday when heavily armed officers used gas canisters and flash-bang grenades to clear Lafayette Square.

“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution,” he wrote. “Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens — much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”

June 03, 2020 9:14 PM  
Anonymous hi, it's Stacey Abrams. If Joe Biden doesn't pick me, he ain't a Democrat! said...

"Rats leaving a sinking ship? Well, there is no evidence they are actually leaving,"

so, why are you bringing it up?

"but Trump’s advisers are clearly running for cover. No amount of excuses is going to spare Trump and his lackeys the humiliation and condemnation they so richly deserve. The contrast between their conduct — bullying, authoritarian, self-reverential — and that of the thousands upon thousands of protesters who were overwhelmingly peaceful on Tuesday"

but, there weren't on Sunday and Monday, were they?

on Sunday, they smashed and burned

of course, they weren't dangerous

they were just destroying property

accomplishing nothing for any cause

the DC crowd was a little different than that at other places

it was dominated by a bunch of white liberal privileged college kids who had been cooped up for months and were glad to have an excuse to congregate together

then, on Monday night, they started out peaceful

I actually visited that afternoon and spoke to a couple of them

but when the President wanted to visit a site of destruction, the church that had been burned, the police asked the crowd to clear a path

three times

then when the police began to march forward, the protesters began throwing rocks at them

does that sound peaceful to TTFers?

then, after that, tear gas was used, although there is some dispute about that

some say it was just haze from a smoke bomb the protesters threw at the police

"As former president George W. Bush put it in a remarkable written statement released on Tuesday, “Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place.” Trump also fails to understand he cannot bully an entire country into submission. He cannot even bully his own advisers to stick to a single cover story."

I remember when you guys used similar language about George W

he was a neo-Nazi bully and dictator

you also said it about John McCain

But your unhinged hyperbole is pointless in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

"You can twist the words of Dems all day long"

I could, but didn't

they are guilty as charged

June 03, 2020 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Merrick, Goresuch & Kavanaugh....LOL!!!!!! said...

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/2020_elections_electoral_college_map.html

Florida: Biden by 3

Pennsylvania: Trump by 4

Wisconsin: tied

Arizona: Trump by 1

Michigan: Biden by 2

I hate to break it to you but Dems usually lose toss-up states

look at the map linked above

Biden has a lead in states that are not toss-ups because, like Hillary, he has huge leads in NY and California

but 230 electoral votes are toss-ups and this is during a time of chaos

Dems are in big trouble

June 03, 2020 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Can't wait for November! said...

"I could, but didn't

they are guilty as charged"

You did, and people can read what was written and how you twisted it for themselves. Fortunately, the vast majority of readers do not suffer the same chronic reading comprehension problem you have.

"but 230 electoral votes are toss-ups and this is during a time of chaos

Dems are in big trouble"

Ahh, it looks we've reached that time in the election cycle where the conservative troll begins to regale us with stories of the Republican candidate's "inevitable win."

I still get a smile on my face thinking about McCain and Romney's "inevitable" wins!

Tell me, Carnac the Magnificent, did you ever look up the word "inevitable?"

June 04, 2020 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Right wingers are the problem said...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas.

Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus.

More recently, they sought to capitalize on protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air, prosecutors said.

The three men were arrested Saturday on the way to a protest in downtown Las Vegas after filling gas cans at a parking lot and making Molotov cocktails in glass bottles, according to a copy of the criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press.

“People have a right to peacefully protest. These men are agitators and instigators. Their point was to hijack the protests into violence,” Nicholas Trutanich, U.S. attorney in Nevada, told AP. He referred to what he called “real and legitimate outrage” over Floyd’s death.

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Wednesday said they self-identified as part of the “boogaloo” movement, which U.S. prosecutors said in the document is “a term used by extremists to signify coming civil war and/or fall of civilization.”

Stephen T. Parshall, 35, Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, were being held on $1 million bond each in the Clark County jail Wednesday, according to court records. Lynam is from suburban Henderson and the others are from Las Vegas.

The complaint said Lynam is an Army reservist, with Parshall formerly enlisted in the Navy and Loomis formerly enlisted in the Air Force.

Each currently faces two federal charges — conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive, and possession of unregistered firearms. In state court, they’ve been accused of felony conspiracy, terrorism and explosives possession. Trutanich said they’ll be prosecuted in both jurisdictions.

“This type of planning and intent on causing mayhem is terroristic and will not be tolerated,” said Steve Wolfson, the district attorney in Las Vegas.

June 04, 2020 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Right wingers are the problem said...

A confidential informant met Lynam and Parshall at an early April rally in Las Vegas calling for the reopening of the state’s economy, the federal complaint said. The men were carrying firearms and Lynam said the group “was not for joking around and that it was for people who wanted to violently overthrow the United States government,” according to the complaint.

The informant said that during a May 27 meeting, Parshall and Loomis “discussed causing an incident to incite chaos and possibly a riot, in response to the death of a suspect,” a reference to Floyd.

Loomis stated he wanted to firebomb a power substation, according to the informant in the criminal complaint.

But on May 28, Lynam instructed the group to observe the riots occurring nationwide and use that momentum as a driving force to possibly take action against a fee station at Lake Mead on federal land north of the Hoover Dam, on May 30. Other targets discussed included a U.S. Forest Service ranger station, the complaint said.

The informant stated that Parshall and Loomis’ “idea behind the explosion was to hopefully create civil unrest and rioting throughout Las Vegas.”

They wanted to use the momentum from riots occurring nationwide because of Floyd’s death “to hopefully stir enough confusion and excitement, that others see the explosions and police presence and begin to riot in the streets out of anger,” the complaint said.

On May 28-29, FBI agents observed Parshall buy fireworks at a tribal travel plaza, and he indicated to the informant that he had glass bottles, rags and gasoline Molotov cocktails, the complaint said.

On May 30, all three and the informant agreed to take part in the Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Las Vegas, the complaint said.

The charges come as intelligence officials are warning that “violent opportunists” have been emboldened nationwide by attacks on law enforcement officials amid protests.

In a Tuesday internal intelligence assessment, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials warned “this could lead to an increase in potentially lethal engagements with law enforcement officials as violent opportunists increasingly infiltrate ongoing protest activity.”

AP obtained a copy of the document, which cites the shooting of a Las Vegas police officer during protests, and two other officers shooting a heavily armed man at a nearby federal courthouse.

“Law enforcement officers continue to be the primary targets of firearm attacks, though several incidents last night involved violent opportunists shooting into crowds of protesters,” the assessment states.

The anti-government “boogaloo” movement is a loose network of gun enthusiasts who often express support for overthrowing the U.S. government. Its name, a reference to a 1984 movie sequel called “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” is a code word for a second civil war.

The movement is rooted in online meme culture, but the coronavirus pandemic has become a catalyst for real-world activity. Many “boogaloo” followers have shown up at COVID-19 lockdown protests armed with rifles and wearing tactical vests over Hawaiian shirts and leis, a nod to the “big luau” derivation of the movement’s name.

While some “boogaloo” promoters insist they aren’t genuinely advocating for violence, law-enforcement officials say they have foiled bombing and shooting plots by people who have connections to the movement or at least used its terminology.

June 04, 2020 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Steve King dethroned and we know who'll be next said...

Iowa Republicans voted Tuesday to end the long and divisive congressional career of Rep. Steve King, whose hard-right views on immigration and abortion became part of the GOP mainstream over two decades in the House but whose deliberately polarizing rhetoric ultimately became a liability for his party.

Support for King started to evaporate last year after he made racially offensive remarks that forced national Republicans to distance themselves from the conservative Iowa firebrand.

King’s campaign issued no immediate comment. In a final tweet before votes were counted, he urged voters to nominate him for a 10th term. But they didn't.

This means there is at least a sliver of hope that Republicans have learned from their failure to deal similarly with Trump. The president now controls the party utterly, but the King episode suggests that after Trump is done shedding his virus, the party might have the antibodies to resist the next person who tries to infect it with totalitarian instincts and racist sentiments.

King's demagoguery gave him power. He got his proposal to end “birthright citizenship” considered in committee, and he defeated President George W. Bush’s hopes of immigration reform. Above all, he found an admirer in Donald Trump.

Trump saw the growing power of King’s politics with the tea party success in 2010, and in 2011 Trump praised King for “doing great work in the House.” For King’s reelection in 2014, Trump taped a robocall and went to Iowa for a fundraiser and endorsement news conference for “my friend” King.

There, they celebrated what King called their “common cause” — a “sovereign America” and “the rule of law.” Trump nodded along as King made insinuations about President Barack Obama giving special treatment to Africans and spoke of immigrants bringing in drugs, disease and gangs. Trump chimed in about Mexican drug lords “shooting our people and killing our people.”

And now our president has said he wants the US Military to shoot and kill our own people.

The end is near.

June 04, 2020 7:23 AM  
Anonymous for millenia, mankind has defined marriage as the union representing all the genders said...

"You did, and people can read what was written and how you twisted it for themselves. Fortunately, the vast majority of readers do not suffer the same chronic reading comprehension problem you have."

well then, you should have no trouble providing us with a couple of examples of how I "twisted" Dems' words

truth is, faced with any challenge to their accusations, TTFers often resort to the "everyone knows it" tactic

if you can't back up what you say, just slink away

I'm sure you have a lot of experience with that maneuver

"Ahh, it looks we've reached that time in the election cycle where the conservative troll begins to regale us with stories of the Republican candidate's "inevitable win."

I still get a smile on my face thinking about McCain and Romney's "inevitable" wins!

Tell me, Carnac the Magnificent, did you ever look up the word "inevitable?""

this is amazing

he says I used a word I didn't use

then, challenges me on the definition

you have to laugh

laugh at "Can't wait until November!"

June 04, 2020 8:13 AM  
Anonymous A spoonful of Clorox makes your temperature go down said...

"well then, you should have no trouble providing us with a couple of examples of how I "twisted" Dems' words"

You mean like how pointing out there are safer ways to protest in the middle of a pandemic than gathering in large numbers without face masks means TTF folks "reject swaths of the Constitution?"

"he says I used a word I didn't use

then, challenges me on the definition"

You didn't use the word "inevitable" TODAY. But folks have watched your shenanigans long enough to know your modus operandi, and what comes next. Face it, Conservatives aren't known for learning new things - their "strength" is in the obsessive-compulsive, repetitive use of dogma, and wearing people down to the point they give up arguing anymore.

Obviously, those quotes were from previous Presidential elections... I didn't think it necessary to make that explicit - but I have underestimated Conservative stupidity before. People can go back to those election years in the TTF archive, and inevitably find its use there.





June 04, 2020 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Insecurity leads us into distress said...

Here we are, on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre with military troops and equipment deployed to the streets of our own capitol city. They were ordered there by a president so insecure (How insecure is he?) that he felt the need to brag about his penis size during a presidential debate.

Trump is so insecure that he was mortified by reports he’d been hustled to an underground bunker when civil rights protesters gathered too close to the White House last Friday. So, days later Trump threatened to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to quell peaceful protests (punctuated here and there by vandalism and looting). Attorney General William Barr ordered protesters across from the White House dispersed with tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets so Trump could walk outside for a glamour shot in front of a historic church posing with a Bible.

Trump is so insecure that he swears he was only in the bunker to inspect it. He’s so insecure that he’s deployed an alphabet soup of law enforcement agencies to Washington, D.C. to show citizens exercising their free speech rights that Donald J. Trump is not to be trifled with.

Trump (or someone in his orbit) ordered military helicopters to fly low over the city to scatter protesters with rotor downwash the way commanders might disperse insurgents in Falluja. The Daily Beast reports Trump in one conversation inquired about bringing in tanks to “dominate” the streets. Perhaps he recalls how the Chinese government reacted to protesters in 1989.

Nicholas Kristof reminds New York Times readers:

“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it,” Trump told Playboy Magazine months later. “Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.”

All of the militarized bluster from the White House has authentic military commanders speaking out against President “Strongly.”

“I cannot remain silent,” wrote Admiral Mike Mullen, respected former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking out in The Atlantic on Tuesday. Referring to Trump’s actions as political stunts, Mullen wrote, “Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.”

James Mattis, former Trump secretary of defense and retired Marine general, spoke out in The Atlantic on Wednesday. Since his resignation in December 2018, Mattis has remained politicly silent about his experiences in the Trump administration. Until now:

I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.

When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.


Protesters from coast to coast are calling for police reform and an end to centuries of systemic discrimination against people of color. Former high-ranking military officers are calling out the acting commander-in-chief.

Warning: horrible protesters in progress: https://twitter.com/benyboi/status/1268342629395292166

June 04, 2020 9:17 AM  
Anonymous maybe I'm amazed! said...

"You mean like how pointing out there are safer ways to protest in the middle of a pandemic than gathering in large numbers without face masks means TTF folks "reject swaths of the Constitution?""

actually, I made a detailed list of the main ways TTF rejects the Constitution

the rejection of the right of healthy citizens to peaceably assemble to petition the government for the redress of grievances was only one part of the larger swaths of the Constitution that TTF rejects

this is one of the main factors contributing to Dem loss of the White House in 2016, so it's not just me who has recognized this

it's quite amazing that you would bring this up since you have supported such gatherings this week

you are one amazing individual

most people would be ashamed to be so blatantly hypocritical

"You didn't use the word "inevitable" TODAY."

there it is, folks

I rare confession of deceit by a TTFer

amazing...

he says I used a word I didn't use

then, challenges me on the definition

you have to laugh

laugh at "Can't wait until November!"

"But folks have watched your shenanigans long enough to know your modus operandi, and what comes next. Face it, Conservatives aren't known for learning new things - their "strength" is in the obsessive-compulsive, repetitive use of dogma, and wearing people down to the point they give up arguing anymore."

Obviously, those quotes were from previous Presidential elections... I didn't think it necessary to make that explicit - but I have underestimated Conservative stupidity before. People can go back to those election years in the TTF archive, and inevitably find its use there."

amazing

that's just rooting for the team

you were making similar predictions about Hillary in early November 2016

you are one amazing individual

most people would be ashamed to be so blatantly hypocritical

June 04, 2020 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the rejection of the right of healthy citizens to peaceably assemble to petition the government for the redress of grievances was only one part of the larger swaths of the Constitution that TTF rejects"

No one here rejected their right - again you have twisted their words. Saying they are stupid gathering maskless during a pandemic doesn't make any assertion about their Constitutional RIGHT one way or the other. It seems it is utterly IMPOSSIBLE for you to talk about the topic WITHOUT twisting someone's words.

"it's quite amazing that you would bring this up since you have supported such gatherings this week"

My comments on the gatherings this week have consisted of pointing out that people who have peaceably assembled shouldn't be tear gassed and shot at with rubber bullets by a government that ostensibly allows that.

It seems that's their Constitutional Right, and now you're trying to harass me for supporting the Constitution? It seems in your blithering rage you can't decide what you should be harassing me for. It's probably better if you try and calm down a bit.

"he says I used a word I didn't use

then, challenges me on the definition"

While it is entirely possible that you are a DIFFERENT conservative misanthrope that used that word during the previous elections, I really doubt it. It is more likely you are the very same one, or at least, one that graduated from the same conservative troll academy. You're just not imaginative and skilled enough to change your style and make anyone believe you're someone else.

Your attempt to fool people into thinking you're someone different just isn't that convincing.

"you were making similar predictions about Hillary in early November 2016"

There were plenty of polls that predicted a win for H. All those polls have error margins - typically of 3 to 5%. And polls use the mathematics of statistics - which assumes an experiment will be run many times and the percentages give the likelihood of a selected output. But that's not the way elections work - there is only one run of the experiment. And in this particular case, the "win" by the Cheeto Benito was less than the error margin in 3 particular states.

In most elections, the polls are pretty good about predicting the ultimate winner - as they were in 2004 and 2008.

June 04, 2020 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Conservative christian marriages are inherently sado-masochistic said...

58% Of Republicans Say Trump “Favors White People”

When asked “As President, do you think Donald Trump favors, works against, or is neutral toward” whites, there was agreement, if not complete unanimity. A whopping 72 percent overall agreed that Trump favors white people, including 86 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of independents, and even 58 percent of Republicans.

June 04, 2020 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Conservative christians want to execute harmless lgbt people said...

When police officers from coast to coast are purposefully covering up their badge numbers, that's how you know they're aware they are doing something wrong.


As protesters flood streets, a surge of money flows to Democrats, bail funds, and progressive charities

June 04, 2020 2:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump Cultists Call For Lethal Force Against Protesters

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch:

Right-wing politicians and personalities have demanded that the nation’s police engage in extrajudicial acts of violence against people protesting the ​police killing of George Floyd.

Cassandra Fairbanks, a far-right media personality, posted messages throughout the weekend calling for protesters to be harmed and killed by the government, expressing her desire for Trump to authorize lethal force against demonstrators.

She pleaded to Trump, “Please for f**ks sake end this sh*t by any means necessary using any force necessary.” “Not all lives matter,” Fairbanks tweeted Saturday.

Hit the link for similar calls by Jacob Wohl and other far-right Trump cultists. Fairbanks has spent the last 48 hours spilling out a “woe is me” stream of tweets, claiming that her home has been threatened by “terrorists” after her call to kill protesters. Moments ago she tweeted and deleted that she was sick of living in DC with “f**king animals.” Fairbanks is the “Washington bureau chief” for Gateway Pundit.

June 04, 2020 2:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said " I made a detailed list of the main ways TTF rejects the Constitution"

No, you made a list of lies about TTF people rejecting the constitution.

You are the ones who say "Most people lie all the time", obviously expressing your views about yourself.

June 04, 2020 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Hahahahahahahahahahaha! said...

Internal Trump Campaign Polling Shows Dire Situation

June 4, 2020 2020 Elections, Donald Trump

The New York Times reports:

In private polling conducted by Mr. Trump’s campaign, the president is now well behind Mr. Biden, according to people briefed on the most recent round of results. Multiple public surveys this week have found Mr. Trump trailing Mr. Biden, the former vice president, by double-digit margins, including a Monmouth University poll published on Wednesday that showed Mr. Biden ahead by 11 percentage points.

Signs of anxiety inside the Trump team are evident across the electoral map. Over the past few weeks, the president’s operation has spent about $1.7 million on advertising in just three states he carried in 2016 — Ohio, Iowa and Arizona — that it had hoped would not be competitive at all this year. The fact that any of those states is competitive at this point looms as a significant hurdle to Mr. Trump’s re-election.

June 04, 2020 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Christian scriptrure said...

"As for the male and female slaves whom you may have, it is from the nations around you that you may acquire male and female slaves. You may also acquire them from among the aliens residing with you, and from their families that are with you, who have been born in your land; and they may be your property. You may keep them as a possession for your children after you, for them to inherit as property. These you may treat as slaves, but as for your fellow Israelites, no one shall rule over the other with harshness."

June 04, 2020 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any book that can't get one of the most fundamental points of morality correct has nothing to tell any one about morality.

June 04, 2020 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Chris Baker said...

Christianity is basically a history of European white people using religion as an excuse to kill and oppress others.

June 04, 2020 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am filled with Christ's love!

June 04, 2020 4:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Christianity is psychological and emotional abuse - it tells children they will be eternally tortured for crossing ambiguous and contradictory boundaries. Many people are tormented all their lives about going to hell.

June 04, 2020 4:30 PM  
Anonymous DoggieDaddy said...

Let's see what Jesus said, Luke 14:26,( English Standard Version ) “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple."
Is this why christians hate so much ?

June 04, 2020 4:31 PM  
Anonymous TheManicMechanic said...

"Jesus" is why we have these problems in the first place. If you believe a mythical being is not only real, but you ascribe all manner of personal biases and irrational thoughts of your own to that person (making him "in your own image" like so many do, rather than the other way around), you'll have no problem seeing the world and others in it in a completely skewed and irrational fashion, and be easily manipulated by others to see it in their own biased and wrong way.

June 04, 2020 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Glenn E Ross said...

When armed men shut down the Michigan legislature, Trump told the governor to negotiate with them. When protesters over ran the streets, Trump told the governors to use whatever force was necessary to show them who was in charge.

June 04, 2020 6:17 PM  
Anonymous fortunately, Obama and Garland were stopped so we have a terrific Supreme Court now!!! said...

whenever TTF is in danger of losing an argument, Randy begins loading up the blog with rants against Christianity

his real objection is that Christianity supports sexual morality

never mind that concepts such as freedom, equality, and human rights originated and still sustained by lands with a Judeo-Christian heritage

anyway, every time Trump supports something, even in the most offhanded way, it must somehow be shown to be outrageous and downright dangerous

which brings us to hydroxychloroquine

Trump said he heard some promising reports that it could be a possible treatment for COVID-19

HOW DARE HE?

doesn't he know the media was counting on the virus to be untreatable, at least until the November elections?

right away, the mainstream media (aka the Democratic Party PR branch) was filled with stories of idiots that found the stuff as an ingredient in industrial cleaners and ingested it

then, of course, before long, they produced a "scientific study" that proved Trump was all wrong and that

never mind that hydroxychloroquine had been used safely as a treatment for malaria for decades

and, not long ago, when Trump started taking the stuff after some on his staff tested positive, the mainstream media (aka the Democratic Party PR branch) howled about how Trump is ignoring scientific evidence and setting a bad example

now, buried in the back pages of the finest newspapers in the land, is news that the authors of the paper finding hydroxychloroquine dangerous are retracting the study because of their doubts about the validity of the data

The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper.

Just over an hour later, the New England Journal of Medicine retracted a separate study, focused on blood pressure medications in Covid-19, that relied on data from the same company.

The retractions came at the request of the authors of the studies, published last month, who were not directly involved with the data collection and sources, the journals said.

“We can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources,” Mandeep Mehra of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Frank Ruschitzka of University Hospital Zurich, and Amit Patel of University of Utah said in a statement issued by the Lancet. “Due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted.”

a very inconvenient truth

let's see if Randy can find some way to blame Christianity

June 05, 2020 6:40 AM  
Anonymous blue state government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem said...

Over the last couple of days the mainstream media (aka the Democratic Party PR branch) has ran so many stories that the unemployment rate, reported this morning, would be 20%, the highest since the Great Depression, that the casual reader might assume it was a fact. This is what passes for journalism in the mainstream media (aka the Democratic Party PR branch) these days: the prediction that the policies of the current administration will result in catastrophe. Predictions are not news, however, they're opinion.

Hence, the unemployment released by the Labor Department is 13.3%. Not great, but considering Dem mayors and County Executives are continuing to lockdown our largest cities, not that bad. The tragedy is that African Americans are the most negatively affected by the Dem obsession with lockdowns because they tend to be heavily represented in personal services industries.

In November, the American voters will give the Democrats what they so richly deserve: a opportunity to find new careers!

America’s labor market rebounded in May, signaling the economy is picking up rapidly from the depths of the damage from coronavirus pandemic alarmism.

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 2.5 million after a 20.7 million tumble the prior month that was the largest in records back to 1939, according to Labor Department data Friday. The jobless rate fell to 13.3% from 14.7%.

Treasury yields and U.S. stock futures jumped after the report, while the dollar spiked against the yen.

The data show a U.S. economy pulling back from the brink as states relax restrictions and businesses bring back staff, while supporting a rebound in the stock market.

“These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it,” the Labor Department said in a statement.

The latest figures may give a ha-yuuuuge boost to President Donald Trump. The numbers come amid a debate over the timing and scope of additional stimulus, with Democrats pushing to double the record aid approved by Congress a couple of months ago to cushion the downturn.
The Democrats are afraid that Trump will get credit for the economic rebound from the effects of the lockdown.

Minutes after the release, Trump tweeted: “Really Big Jobs Report!”

Unemployment rates declined among adult men and women, white Americans, and Hispanic and Latino Americans.

But the rate was little changed among African Americans, at 16.8%, the highest since 2010.

June 05, 2020 9:31 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "her real objection is that Christianity supports sexual morality".

Christianity most certainly does not support sexual morality. People have a right to whatever kind of sex they want as long as they are not hurting others. Christianity opposes this, christianity is about immoral oppression.

June 05, 2020 1:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "never mind that concepts such as freedom, equality, and human rights originated and still sustained by lands with a Judeo-Christian heritage"

"freedom, equality, and human rights"??? Your bible advocates for slavery. Your bible is opposed to freedom, equality and human rights. Not to mention that Jesus eternally tortures people for finite crimes - there's nothing more immoral than that. Judaism doesn't teach eternal punishment for finite crimes, Islam does. Your values are Islamic/christian values.

June 05, 2020 1:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous is still trying to kill people by encouraging the use of hydoxychloroquine. The Lancet retracted its study because it was done incorrectly, not because its conclusion was wrong. Several other studies showing it increases the rate of death in people with Covid given it.

June 05, 2020 1:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous are again stupidly bragging about a handful of jobs being created when 40 million people have lost their jobs since the beginning of the year. The unemployment rate is three times what it was under Obama and these two morons are bragging about how wonderful things are.

Voter Optimism In US Direction At Record Low Of 31%

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous "That means Trump's sure to win in November!"

June 05, 2020 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Christianity supports sexual morality".

The bible says if a woman is being raped and she doesn't scream loud enough to be heard she is to be put to death.

The bible says if a man rapes a woman he can pay off her father and marry her against her will and not be punished.

That's the sexual "morality" of the bible.

June 05, 2020 2:06 PM  
Anonymous i wonder if there are any parts of the Constitution that TTF feel they can live with... said...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr acknowledged a divide between many black Americans and the police and promised to spare no resource as the Justice Department investigates whether a federal civil rights crime was committed.

“While the vast majority of police officers do their job bravely and righteously, it is undeniable that many African Americans lack confidence in our American criminal justice system,” Barr said at a news conference. “This must change. Our constitution mandates equal protection of the laws and nothing less is acceptable.”

June 05, 2020 2:44 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"Attorney General William Barr acknowledged a divide between many black Americans and the police and promised to spare no resource as the Justice..."

LOL, yeah, right...

Barr was the one who ordered peaceful protesters be tear gassed and beat with clubs so Trump could take his photo op at a church that condemns his behavior.

June 05, 2020 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Christianity supports sexual morality".

The bible calls for harmless gay men and women to be put to death.

There's nothing remotely moral about that.

June 05, 2020 3:12 PM  
Anonymous trangenderism is sexist and anti-woman: a gangrene on society said...

time for our regular check-in to see how reliable TTF predictions are

you all recall that when red states began to reopen over a month ago, TTF expected an explosion of coronavirus infections

right now, if you the list of deaths per million

9 of the top ten are blue state

how about the two most populous red states?

Florida #28

Texas #41

then there's Arkansas

never closed anything

they're #43

we won't even discuss the 1.6 million that were supposed to die by May Day!

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June 05, 2020 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Conservative christian marriages are inherently sado-masochistic said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "if you the list of deaths per million 9 of the top ten are blue state".

That's based on the situation months ago, its a completely different situation now. Now Blue states have declining numbers of cases and red states are exploding in cases.

June 05, 2020 4:17 PM  
Anonymous hi, rememba me?, it's Merrick Garland again. just checking to see if there are any openings on the Supreme Court said...

"That's based on the situation months ago, its a completely different situation now. Now Blue states have declining numbers of cases and red states are exploding in cases."

nice try, but not really accurate

closures started around March 15

red states started reopening around the end of April

the time is about equivalent

red states would have to REALLY explode to catch up

and, face it, blue states can't stay closed much longer either '

so, it's likely the final tally will be the same

a complete lockdown of society to combat a pandemic has never been tried before and the results don't warrant a repeat in the future

in the past, closures were more specifically targeted

in this case, it would have made more sense for people over 50 to quarantine for about six weeks

and to take extraordinary measures to protect the elderly

below 50, the mortality is lower than most influenza

in grade school kids, the mortality rounds to zero

by now, we'd likely have a large swath of the population with herd immunity and the virus would be dying out

the mentality of blue state governors has been a disaster

the good news is, based on today's unemployment numbers, and with Trump's 4 trillion stimulus package, it looks like the economy is poised for a sharp turnaround once the government in blue states reopen their economies

I realize that's not good political news for Dems

Trump will probably be re-elected

but, rejoice for your country

June 05, 2020 4:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Florida's reopening met with record daily coronavirus cases

In Arkansas on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said there were 375 new positive coronavirus tests, the highest single-day number of new community cases. There are currently more people hospitalized with Covid-19 there than at any prior point.

A similar explosion in new cases in Texas and other red states on this map

Arizona added 1,127 new positive Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the state's highest single-day total in the pandemic. Texas, too, has seen over 1,000 new positive coronavirus cases in six out of the last seven days.

Red state governors pretending the pandemic is over is backfiring.

June 05, 2020 5:13 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

When you're wondering whether or not to believe what Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous post, its helpful to look at the stances they've taken on lying:

"most people lie all the time".

"he lied, so what?"

"there are many situations where lying is appropriate.

June 05, 2020 5:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Donald Trump has previously been quick to dish out advice on how to deal with protesters.

But people on Twitter pointed out that Trump now suddenly doesn’t seem so keen on following his own ideas as demonstrations continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis last week after a police officer knelt on his neck.

Trump in August 2019 suggested Chinese President Xi Jinping should meet personally with anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. “There would be a happy and enlightened ending,” Trump predicted in one post. “I have no doubt.”

If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I have no doubt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019

“Personal meeting?” he asked in another post:

I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2019

Then, at the start of May, Trump urged Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, to “give a little, and put out the fire” with mostly white protesters ― some of them armed ― who entered the Michigan Capitol building to protest stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2020

The president has struck a markedly different tone during the Floyd demonstrations against racism.

In a telephone call on Monday, he urged governors to “dominate” protesters. He’s also used inflammatory language and suggested protesters should be shot. On Friday, Trump was reportedly rushed to an underground bunker in the White House during nearby demonstrations.

June 05, 2020 5:26 PM  
Anonymous hi, it's Stacey Abrams. If Joe Biden doesn't pick me, he ain't a Democrat! said...

Let's see how Tom Perez, one of the biggest losers of the 21st century, feels about the great economic news today:

"The Democratic National Committee downplayed surprising May job gains and brushed off the notion that easing coronavirus lockdowns in Republican-controlled states contributed to the uptick."

really?

what do you think caused it, Tom?

"“What we have in this report is a flicker of good news,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said during a Friday press call. “We've gone from a Category 5 hurricane to a Category 4.9 hurricane.”"

well, Tom you were predicting, right up until the release of the report, that would be 50% higher than it was

don't you feel like a fool?

"Perez compared the job losses over the last three months, 19.6 million, to the worst three-month stretch of job losses under the Obama administration, 2.3 million, in the middle of the Great Recession."

your comrades in blue state nationwide shut down the economy, Tom

no one did that during Obama's mismanagement

do you realize what voters think when you say something so foolish?

"President Trump, Perez said, is “continuing to compete with Herbert Hoover to have the worst record of job loss in at least the last hundred years in the United States,” blaming the “preventable” losses on Trump failing to act to contain the coronavirus pandemic earlier."

Tom, could you provide us with quotes from Democratic leaders suggesting what Trump should have done differently at the time?

at the time, Dems were more concerned with issues of political correctness

they howled when Trump stopped flights from China

they howled when Trump stopped flights from Europe

the Dem governors chose the timing of the lockdowns, Trump didn't have the authority

besides, the public would never have supported it until cases grew to what they did

"The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May and that the unemployment rate fell to 13.3%. Due to lockdowns, the economy lost 1.4 million jobs in March and 20.7 million jobs in April.

“They're not a triumph. They're not joyous,” Austan Goolsbee, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, said of the job numbers."

your opinion is kind of biased, isn't it?

"“We cannot say that we are succeeding until we have at least gotten ourselves back to where we were before the crisis,” Goolsbee added."

and that's not possible until your Dem comrades open the economy, is it, Austan?

it's quite risible for Dems to shut down the economy, for the first time in history

and then blame Trump for the result

again, looking at the evidence, there is no support for the idea that lockdowns helped prevent the virus over the long run

"States mainly governed by Republican leaders began allowing businesses to reopen toward the end of April. States governed by mostly Democrats have had slower reopening phases. New York City, the epicenter of New York state's and the country's COVID-19 crisis, will begin its phase one reopening on Monday."

just wait until next month's unemployment report

Perez and Goolsbee, however, suggested that the difference between when states began their reopenings did not explain the current unemployment rate.

"“The shutdown orders had a very small, incremental effect on the unemployment rate for the economies," Goolsbee told the Washington Examiner. "The shutdowns of the economy began many days before those shutdown orders were in place, and in places where they're doing the shutdown orders, you're only seeing a modest comeback of economic activity, far smaller than what the drop was. The main driver of economic decline is fear and is people pulling themselves out of the economy because we did not manage the spread of the virus.""

I'd remind you , Austan, this is all going much worse in blue states

June 05, 2020 8:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "the Dem governors chose the timing of the lockdowns, Trump didn't have the authority".

That's a lie. Trump had the authority to implement lockdowns nationwide and if he had done so right away over 60,000 Americans wouldn't be dead right now.

Wyatt/Regina and Trump brag about their non-existent help to the black community. They bragged about a handful of jobs created when over 40 million Americans are out of work. They bragged about a slight drop in the unemployment rate and ignored that unemployment increased amongst blacks and Asian Americans.

The unemployment rate is three times what it was when Obama left office and these scumbags are trying to gaslight Americans by telling them this is a big improvement.

June 05, 2020 11:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


Florida's reopening met with record daily coronavirus cases

In Arkansas on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said there were 375 new positive coronavirus tests, the highest single-day number of new community cases. There are currently more people hospitalized with Covid-19 there than at any prior point.

A similar explosion in new cases in Texas and other red states on this map

Arizona added 1,127 new positive Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the state's highest single-day total in the pandemic. Texas, too, has seen over 1,000 new positive coronavirus cases in six out of the last seven days.

Red state governors pretending the pandemic is over is backfiring.

June 05, 2020 11:36 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

THIS is looting

St Louis Post-Dispatch:

American's billionaire wealth jumped by over half a trillion during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The average black family's net worth is 10$ of the average white family's net worth.

Republicans have exploded income inequality in the United States and will make it even worse if they aren't removed from office.

June 05, 2020 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Chuck Schumer said...

Our nation's capital is being patrolled by federal officers, under Pres Trump and AG Barr, who are being told to refuse to ID themselves

Sen. Murphy and I are intro-ing a new bill to require clear ID on uniforms.

This president and future presidents CANNOT trample on American's rights.

June 05, 2020 11:44 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump and the military people he put in power keep talking about "dominating the streets" and "dominating the battlespace". Trump asked about using tanks to squash protests.

Clearly Trump and his people consider the American people the enemy and are eager to wage war on the citizens of the United States.

Former top military people of outstanding character are warning that this attack on protesters using secret police is what dictators around the world do - democracy is under threat from Trump.

June 05, 2020 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Roger Goodell finally gets it right said...

“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” Goodell said. “We the National Football League admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.

“We the National Football League believe black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country. Without black players, there would be no National Football League.”


The stance is a stark contrast to the NFL’s response to player protests addressing police brutality and systematic oppression of black Americans. Colin Kaepernick set the tone for those protests that involved kneeling during the national anthem.

Kaepernick hasn’t played since 2016 as political pressure led by President Donald Trump condemned those protests, shifting the subject from the subject of black oppression to a false narrative concerning the military and patriotism.

Goodell’s statement arrives a day after several prominent black NFL players released a video addressing Floyd and other victims of police brutality while calling upon the NFL to say the words that Goodell spoke in Friday’s video.

The NFL retweeted that player video moments before releasing Goodell’s statement.

June 06, 2020 7:30 AM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders are running amok on America's blogs, spreading lies and propaganda like a virus said...

"Our nation's capital is being patrolled by federal officers, under Pres Trump and AG Barr, who are being told to refuse to ID themselves"

could we be specific, Chuckie?

what many may not realize is that most of the activity in Washington was taking place in a two block radius around the White House

that area has always been treated with special concern, watched and patrolled by Federal agents

and also spies from other countries

any time the President comes out and goes over there, Federal agents clear a path

indeed, I've been downtown when the President or VP's entourage pulls up and they emerge from a car, Secret Service agents are always pretty aggressive toward by bystanders

I remember when people could drive right by the White House on Pennsylvania Ave

Bill Clinton shut the street down and filled it with Federal agents, permanently

the National Guard is out in other cities, not just DC

TTF hero, Andrew Cuomo, explained that local law enforcement needs help because certain elements in our society know that police are tied up and take advantage to loot stores

there are minority business owners whose businesses, built with years of work, sacrifice, and savings, were destroyed in an instant last weekend

if it takes "Federal agents" to help, so what?

"Sen. Murphy and I are intro-ing a new bill to require clear ID on uniforms."

sounds like a good idea, except why did you never do it before?

"This president and future presidents CANNOT trample on American's rights."

this one hasn't "trampled" on anyone's right's

Dem governors have though

millions across the land have been under house arrest in a vain attempt to stop the spread of a virus even though they are not guilty of anything and not contagious

that's never happened before in America and it has set a dangerous precedent

it's a dress rehearsal for a future President, say Michelle Obama, if she is anything like her husband, to impose a dictatorship using an excuse such as global warming

June 06, 2020 7:53 AM  
Anonymous for millennia, society has known that two genders are necessary to make a marriage said...

"The stance is a stark contrast to the NFL’s response to player protests addressing police brutality and systematic oppression of black Americans. Colin Kaepernick set the tone for those protests that involved kneeling during the national anthem.

Kaepernick hasn’t played since 2016 as political pressure led by President Donald Trump condemned those protests, shifting the subject from the subject of black oppression to a false narrative concerning the military and patriotism.

Goodell’s statement arrives a day after several prominent black NFL players released a video addressing Floyd and other victims of police brutality while calling upon the NFL to say the words that Goodell spoke in Friday’s video."

America currently is as unified over a single project in a way it rarely has been: abolishing racist elements from our law enforcement and criminal justice systems

Much of the enthusiasm is from relief over having anything at all to focus on other than coronavirus but that's all good

Colin Kaepernick didn't set any tone, a video from Minneapolis did

June 06, 2020 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Hi, it's Joe Biden. You think I can still get away with it, right? said...

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/05/biden-formally-clinches-democratic-nomination/24513671/

the deal is sealed

Joe Biden is the nominee and no Dem can stop it

Trump's re-election is all but insured

unless...Tara is able to save the day!

June 06, 2020 8:14 AM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

Joe Biden has boxed himself in to a coming defeat in November

first, he pledged to choose a woman

right away, he has cancelled out about 75% of the most qualified candidates

now, he's under heavy pressure to select a black woman, further narrowing his options

the most pressure is coming to name Muriel Bowser or Stacie Abrams

personally, I like Bowser and think she has great leadership skills

but the jump from mayor to President is not something most Americans will appreciate

Stacey Abrams?

her big claim to fame is that she lost the race for Georgia governor and refused to concede; it will be easy to portray her as an unqualified poor loser

and the big problem is that Biden's advanced age will increase focus on his VP pick

whoever it is stands a strong chance of becoming an unelected President

Kamala Harris would be a great choice except for two things:

1. Biden has also pledged to name a black woman to the Supreme Court and she would be perfect for that

2. as Attorney General of California, she is closely associated with some of the police tactics now coming under scrutiny now; she is also was a strong backer of Bill Clinton's crime bill which is responsible for incarcerating large swaths of young black American males for decades...not good

June 06, 2020 10:59 AM  
Anonymous LATEST HOTSPOTS said...

Alabama

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged in Alabama, reaching an all-time high this week, nearly two weeks after the state reopened. The numbers are startling: The state has had 400 new cases five times in the past seven days. “We’ve had this week a couple of the highest days we’ve seen in number of cases, and that’s certainly concerning to us,” State health officer Dr. Scott Harris said, according to AL.com. As of Friday afternoon, Alabama had 16,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Arkansas

Arkansas has seen a consistent rise in cases over the past 30 days, according to data from the Arkansas Department of Health. Currently, there are 1,830 active cases of COVID-19 in the state. The infection rate is also steadily climbing and is now at 5.5 percent. Throughout the course of the pandemic, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order.

California

The state has seen a 25 percent increase in confirmed cases in the past 14 days, according to data tracking website COVID Exit Strategy as of Thursday evening. Sonoma County, which was the first to reopen in the state, has reported 203 new cases of the virus in the past 14 days and doubling its case rate during that time, according to the Los Angeles Times. Similar situations are being seen in other areas of the state, and some public health officials have walked back some previously loosened guidelines, the Times reports. In California, there are 103,886 confirmed cases as of Thursday, according to the California Department of Public Health.

North Carolina

This state has seen a 40 percent increase in cases over the past two weeks, according to COVID Exit Strategy data from Thursday evening. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press briefing this week that he’s “concerned” after the state had some of its highest numbers in COVID-linked hospitalizations and deaths since the pandemic began. As of Friday morning, there are 26,488 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Virginia

Cases of the virus continue to spike in the state, and it looks like it could get worse before it gets better. Data from the New York Times suggests select metropolitan areas in Virginia, such as Roanoke and Charlottesville, are just days away from reaching new highs in cases. There are 40,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the Virginia Department of Public Health.

June 06, 2020 11:40 AM  
Anonymous LATEST HOTSPOTS said...

Wisconsin

On May 14, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling that state officials had not followed the proper protocol for creating the limits for state residents. There are currently 16,974 confirmed cases in the state as of Friday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The state just saw its highest single-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths this week, according to data from the New York Times.

The story is the same in several states and metropolitan areas across the country, and public health experts aren’t exactly shocked. “It’s to be expected,” Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells Yahoo Life.

In some areas, public health officials are scaling back measures to reopen, while others are not, putting a lot of the public safety responsibility on individuals.

June 06, 2020 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Kettle Pot Black said...

Take Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer recently charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. (You may have heard of it.) It seems Chauvin may have voted improperly in Florida in both 2016 and 2018:

Derek Michael Chauvin, 44, is listed as having property in both Oakdale, Minn., and Windermere, Fla. On Friday, Dan Helm, a Florida attorney and candidate for Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, asked Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala to prosecute Chauvin for violating the state’s election laws when he voted in Florida elections. Helm said the violation is a third-degree felony.

Orange County, Fla., voting records list Chauvin as an active voter and affiliated with the Republican Party of Florida.

In an e-mail Friday, Helm told the Star Tribune that he checked the county’s voter file after learning Chauvin had property there. “When I learned he voted here to influence our elections, while living in Minnesota, I was outraged,” said Helm, who described himself as active in voter protection efforts in Florida.

Working and (presumably) paying taxes in Minnesota over his 19 years with the Minneapolis Police Department would make Chauvin ineligible to claim Florida residency. Heaven forfend Chauvin also voted in Minnesota in those same elections!

Maybe it’s a Florida thing. Huffington Post reports on the voting habits of the White House’s new secretary of press disinformation and her boss, Donald J. Trump:

Kayleigh McEnany cast Florida ballots in 2018 using her parents’ address in Tampa, even though she lived in Washington, D.C., and held a New Jersey driver’s license. Trump cast a Florida ballot this year using a business address in Palm Beach, where he had promised the town government he would not live.

Trump signed an agreement nearly three decades ago that his Mar-a-Lago social club would not be used as a private residence. Florida law, HuffPost adds, does not permit a business address (including a social club) to be used as a residential address for voter registration.

McEnany voted in both the 2018 primary and general elections in Florida using her parents’ waterfront address in Tampa as her legal residence rather than the house she and her husband bought in 2017, located a mile and half away ― all while living and working in Washington as a full-time employee of the Republican National Committee.

At the time, McEnany’s driver’s license and car registration showed an address in Edgewater, New Jersey. Those documents can only be obtained by proving residency in that state, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website.

McEnany has since changed her legal residence to her own house in Hillsborough County. Voting by mail 11 times in 10 years has not dissuaded her from condemning the practice as her boss does.

June 06, 2020 11:47 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Chuck Schumer said "Sen. Murphy and I are intro-ing a new bill to require clear ID on uniforms."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "sounds like a good idea, except why did you never do it before?"

There was no need before as no previous president had sent troops into the streets without ID.

Trump and his minions say they want to "dominate the battlespace" - they see themselves as waging war on the American public.

June 06, 2020 12:32 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Joe Biden is the nominee and no Dem can stop it

Trump's re-election is all but insured"

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Let's remember how some of your past predictions about presidential elections have gone:

"Believe me, the voters will be educated about Obama by early November. By then, the polls won't even be a draw as they are now. It'll be a McCain landlside."


"I'm looking forward to the 16 years of the Romney and Ryan presidencies".

"You heard it hear first folks, tomorrows vote will be 53% Romney, 48% Obama."

"President Huckabee is going to end the gay agenda".

Hahahahahahahaha!

June 06, 2020 12:40 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "[Kamela Harris]as Attorney General of California, she is closely associated with some of the police tactics now coming under scrutiny now;"

You gotta love Wyatt/Regina's magical thinking - people won't vote for Kamela because she's associated with Trump's current corrupt police tactics but somehow what Trump's doing with using the police to crush peaceful dissent won't affect him.

Hahahahahahahahahaha!

June 06, 2020 12:43 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

People taking Trump's advice to drink bleach suffer death and injury:

More than a third of Americans misused cleaners and disinfectants to try to prevent infection by the coronavirus, according to a survey taken shortly after President Donald Trump publicly asked whether injecting such products could treat COVID-19.

Washing food with bleach, using household cleaning or disinfectant products on bare skin, and intentionally inhaling or ingesting these products were some of the most commonly reported “high-risk” practices in a May 4 online survey of 502 U.S. adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

Some 39% of people surveyed reported intentionally engaging in at least one high-risk practice not recommended by the CDC to prevent coronavirus infection, including using bleach to clean food or misting the body with a disinfectant spray. Four percent drank or gargled with diluted bleach solutions, soapy water or disinfectants.

Americans are gargling with bleach and drinking household cleaners to prevent coronavirus, a CDC report says.

This poses “risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury.”

June 06, 2020 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Ann Coulter said...

To anyone worried that Trump is AWOL as America implodes, rest assured: I'm told he's tracking down some very promising Joe Scarbourough leads.

June 06, 2020 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden accuser Tara Reade (aka Alexandra McCabe) appears to have lied under oath about her educational background as an expert witness.

Reade represented herself to the courts as a domestic abuse expert who had personally counseled "hundreds" of victims over the course of two decades.

Absolutely nothing about her education or work history suggests she'd ever qualify for the state licensing which would make such a claim possible.

Defence lawyers seek to get convictions overturned in cases where she testified.

June 06, 2020 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Ross said...


It seems her whole life has been a trail of damaging people.

June 06, 2020 2:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Heard from an expert on Bill Maher

When Trump likely loses in November don't expect him to go gently into that good night. We've got to think about what where going to do when he loses and refuses to go and orders the military into the street to keep himself in power.

People don't think about these things and then suddenly a disaster sneaks up on them and they don't know what to do so they end up doing the wrong thing.

Now is the time for everyone to ask themselves how they're going to respond when Trump orders the military into the street to keep himself in power after he loses.

June 06, 2020 2:24 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "trangenderism is sexist and anti-woman: a gangrene on society"

Wow, those two sure have a lot of hate for me!

I get a nice little rush - like that first sip of coffee in the morning - knowing how unhappy Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous are and that I contribute to that every day simply by existing, living well, and thriving. They will someday die as they lived, full of spite and misery. What a wasted life.

June 06, 2020 3:58 PM  
Anonymous anonymous said...

all the pictures Jim posted earlier already seem like another era

America has transformed over the last week into a place with a national state of mind that whatever needs to change to assure no more George Floyd deaths will be done

no other future is acceptable

this afternoon, I watched a parade of over a thousand march down a local street chanting "no justice, no peace" and every one that walked by thanked the police officers for blocking the traffic so they could pass

tonight there will be a dance party on the words written on the two blocks of 16th St leading to the White House: Black Lives Matter!

you can't find a soul in a newly unified country that disagrees

I dreamed I saw the B52 bombers riding shotgun in the sky

and turning into butterflies above our nation

June 06, 2020 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Kyle Griffin said...

Current and former intel officials are finding similarities between events at home and the signs of decline they were trained to detect in other nations.

Ex-CIA analyst: "This is what autocrats do. This is what happens in countries before a collapse."

June 06, 2020 10:33 PM  
Anonymous I wonder if there is any part of the Constitution that TTFers feel they can live with... said...

CIA analysts are as about as reliable as weathermen, used car salesmen, and CDC spokesmen

what "events" are "signs of decline"?

people have been saying this about America for a hundred years, or more

June 07, 2020 12:36 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Go read it sweetheart.

June 07, 2020 1:49 AM  
Anonymous homosexual marriage is an inherently sado-masochistic arrangement that should be discouraged by any civilized society said...

"Go read it sweetheart."

if some TTFer can't back up their point, there's nothing to discuss

following random links can lead viruses

suffice it to say, it's just a common rhetorical device to compare America to some past empire and then say we are declining just like them

in this case, whoever this moron TTFer is, they didn't even have any ideas of their own but found an "ex-CIA analyst" who tells them what they want to hear

there are thousands of people who are, or once were, CIA analysts

some are kooks

the CIA uses different people for different reasons but they aren't all Renaissance men with overarching wisdom across all fields

June 07, 2020 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anti-anti-fascist ... what does that make you?"

what a nasty little bit of demagoguery

let's all play the same game

Muriel Bowser has had years of problems with Black Lives Matter

what does that make her?

TTF is opposed to pro-life

what does that make them?

June 07, 2020 9:38 AM  
Anonymous blue state governors are not the solution to our problems, blue state governors are the problem said...

currently, the protesters across America are demanding that police forces be defunded

it's hard to argue with

too often, when we hear that cops have abused someone's rights, the answer Dems have is to hire more cops and pay to have a bunch of liberals conduct sensitivity training for them

Joe Biden’s policy platform calls for spending an additional $300 million to give police departments the “resources” they need “to hire a sufficient number of officers”

Bill Clinton, the enemy of black people, whose crime bill instituted mandatory sentencing that condemned swaths of young black men to life in prison, in 1994, famously had the Feds pay for 100,000 more cops across the country

remember that as you view Jim's photo gallery of police brutality above

the Dems are to blame

June 07, 2020 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Conservative christian marriages are inherently sado-masochistic and should be discouraged by any civilized society said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "following random links can lead viruses"

Nice excuse. You're just afraid to read the truth.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "TTF is opposed to pro-life"

This coming from a couple who advocate for executing gays and who advocated for letting old people die from coronavirus to help the economy - what a couple of hypocrites.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "
remember that as you view Jim's photo gallery of police brutality above the Dems are to blame"

There's the standard Republican gaslighting tactic, blame Democrats for what Trump is doing. Its not Democrats who tear gassed and beat peaceful protestors so Trump could take a photo-op in front of a church that condemns his behaviour. Its not Democrats who have flooded the streets of America's cities with unidentifed "federal police" who are then effectively unaccountable for their actions.

Obama had put in place various programs like consent decrees and a task force on 21st century policing to deal with systemic police racism and killings of unarmed black men. Trump eliminated all those programs and left nothing in their place to change things for the better.

This is all Trump's fault.

June 07, 2020 12:46 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina, don't fool yourselves, Trump wants to be dictator of America. You need to ask yourself if this is what you really want as it sneaks up on the country bit by bit.

Like the expert said on Bill Maher, you need to think about how you're going to respond when Trump likely loses in November and orders the military into the streets to prevent his removal from power.

This isn't a joke.

June 07, 2020 12:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Current and former intel officials are finding similarities between events at home and the signs of decline they were trained to detect in other nations.

Ex-CIA analyst: "This is what autocrats do. This is what happens in countries before a collapse."

June 07, 2020 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wyatt/Regina, if you're "afraid" to click on the link above you can google the Washington post and click on the headline from their web site - that way you have no concerns over viruses.

But you won't do that because you're afraid of the truth.

June 07, 2020 12:54 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

U.S/ coronavirus cases are still rising by more than 20,000 daily. The daily average number of cases has started rising again as well. More states have seen an increase in new virus cases over the past two weeks than have seen a decline...

Utah says they have a statewide surge in new coronavirus cases and they need to take steps to stop hospitals from being overwhelmed.

When Arizona ended its stay at home order the state had an average of 378 new cases a day. Now that they're opened up they are averaging 519 new cases a day. They're getting record numbers of new cases and record numbers of hospitalizations. In Yuma Arizona hospitals are full up and they're having to ship new cases elsewhere.

June 07, 2020 12:56 PM  
Anonymous fan of our current Supreme Court said...

WASHINGTON — Eight out of 10 voters believe that things are out of control in the United States, with majorities still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, and pessimistic about the economy returning to normal before next year.

Those are the major findings of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that was conducted May 28 to June 2, during the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 100,000 and after millions have lost their jobs.

But the survey was conducted before Friday’s amazing jobs report, which found the unemployment rate declining to 13.3 percent and the economy adding 2.5 million jobs in May.

“Out of control — that’s America in 2020,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates, who helped conduct this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff and his GOP colleagues at Public Opinion Strategies.

“It’s one of the few things Americans can agree upon, and the one finding that we can definitively state given the tumult and torment of the past 12 days,” Horwitt added.

Despite the turmoil and instability, the NBC News/WSJ poll also shows that attitudes about Trump and the 2020 election remain locked in place, with the president’s job rating stuck in the mid-40s and with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden maintaining the same national lead over Trump that Hillary Clinton had at this point in therace.

McInturff, the GOP pollster, says it’s striking that Trump’s job rating and ballot position haven’t changed given the extraordinary events over the last 90 days.

“Those are remarkable findings,” he said.

According to the poll, 80 percent of registered voters say they feel that things are generally out of control in the country, versus 15 percent who believe that things are under control.

In addition, a combined 63 percent of voters say they’re “very” or “somewhat” worried that they or someone in their immediate family might catch the coronavirus, though that’s down 10 points from April’s poll.

Nearly half of voters — 46 percent — describe the current state of the economy as being “poor,” which is the highest percentage on this question since September 2012.

By comparison, 31 percent say it’s “only fair,” 17 percent say it’s “good” and just 5 percent say it’s “excellent.”

And a majority — 54 percent — believes it will take a year or longer for the coronavirus to be contained and for the economy to return to normal.

Voters by a more than 2-to-1 margin say they’re more worried about the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed in Minneapolis after a police officer put a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, and the actions of police, than they are by recent protests that have occasionally turned violent.

Fifty-nine percent of all voters say they’re more troubled by Floyd’s death and the actions of police.

That’s compared with 27 percent who say they’re more concerned about the protests over Floyd’s death, some of which have turned violent.

When it comes to the presidential contest in November, Democrat Joe Biden leads Trump nationally by 7 points among all registered voters, 49 percent to 42 percent — unchanged from April’s poll.

“Against Biden, going back to last July, here are Trump’s numbers — 42 percent, 41 percent, 44 percent, 44 percent, 43 percent, 42 percent, and again 42 percent,” said Horwitt, the Democratic pollster.

On the issues, Trump leads Biden on which candidate can better get Americans back to work (48 percent pick Trump, while 35 percent prefer Biden), on dealing with the economy overall (48 percent to 37 percent) and on dealing with China (43 percent to 40 percent).

Trump’s job rating stands at 45 percent. In April, Trump’s job rating stood at 46 percent approve.

June 07, 2020 1:27 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Republicans Are Fighting In Court To Take Away Obamacare And Americans' Right To Health Insurance Even If They Have Preexisting Conditions

“Several parts of Obamcare are designed to help people avoid large bills,” Straw said. “There is a maximum out-of-pocket cap on health plan charges, including in employer-sponsored insurance, and no annual or lifetime limits on coverage, so your plan won’t cap its payment of medical claims if you face a catastrophic health event.”

The University of Denver study also found a strong correlation between the ACA and a decline in the probability of having unpaid medical bills sent to collections, along with a decline in the probability of needing to borrow money or skip paying other bills in order to pay previously unmet medical expenses.

Aside from providing affordable health coverage, another key component of Obamacare is the expansion of Medicaid.

A study from Medical Care Research and Review found those states saw improved credit scores, reductions in filing for bankruptcy, reductions in the probability of incurring $1,000 or more in derogatory balance, reductions in the probability of medical bills going to collections, and reduced balances past due as percent of total debt.
In addition, Straw said of Medicaid’s expansion, “people with pre-existing conditions no longer face discrimination when they buy coverage on their own. Whereas before, they could find it impossible to get coverage for the health services they needed the most. And the requirement for individual market insurers to cover all ‘essential health benefits’ means that people won’t face big, unexpected gaps in coverage.”

If the ACA were to be overturned, nearly 20 million people would lose health care coverage, according to the Urban Institute. It’s important to note, however, that this study was conducted before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and the country experienced massive layoffs — over 16 million workers are estimated to have lost health care coverage since then.

She added that the Supreme Court case on Obamacare “comes when state and local governments are struggling and can’t supplement funding, and hospitals and other health care providers face unprecedented financial challenges and can’t bear the additional cost of uncompensated care from people who are newly uninsured.”

June 07, 2020 2:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "Friday’s amazing jobs report, which found the unemployment rate declining to 13.3 percent"

Welcome to conservative bizzaro world - 40 million people have lost their jobs in current year and they brag about a pittance of them coming back.

Meanwhile the unemployment rate is nearly three times what it was when Obama left office.

It's possible that more jobs will come back before the election, but things won't be the way the were before Trump crashed the economy with his failure to act on coronavirus.

The unemployment rate is going to remain much higher than it was when Obama left office for at least another year and even then many of the jobs lost will never be coming back.

June 07, 2020 2:30 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Former WH Chief Of Staff John Kelly Blasts Ex-Boss Trump: “We Need To Look Harder At Who We Elect”

CNN reports:

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis’ stark warning this week that President Donald Trump is “the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people” as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd. “I agree with him,” Kelly told Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, during a live-streamed interview.

“There is a concern, I think an awful big concern, that the partisanship has gotten out of hand, the tribal thing has gotten out of hand,” Kelly said. “He’s quite a man, Jim Mattis, and for him to do that tells you where he is relative to the concern he has for our country. I think we need to look harder at who we elect. I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them through the filter: What is their character like? What are their ethics?”

June 07, 2020 2:31 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Colin Powel Says He 'Cannot' In Any Way' Support Trump, Will Vote For Joe Biden

Its been a flood of one well respected Republican after another saying they don't support Trump and will never vote for him.

June 07, 2020 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Neil King said...

Former Reagan Speechwriter Calls For Trump To Resign

"He should give an Oval Office address announcing he's leaving: "America, you don't deserve me." Truer words have never been spoken in that old place.

June 07, 2020 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Desert_Joe said...

Wow. He has lost or is losing a lot of Republicans. So far the previous two Republican candidates, the two living Republican previous presidents and first ladies, Michael Steele, George Will and now Ragan's speechwriter Peggy Noonan.

June 07, 2020 6:11 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

PITTSBURGH — Despite a deadly pandemic, staggering unemployment and racial unrest, Pennsylvania voters showed up in record numbers to take part in their presidential primary Tuesday — even though the results were a foregone conclusion.

“We are already looking at a 40 percent voter turnout, which is what we hit in 2016 where there were still contested races on both sides of the aisle,” said Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive. “These numbers are way off the charts.”

And judging by the numbers so far, President Trump drew voters out in force. With almost 98 percent of districts counted, Republicans have cast more than 861,000 ballots for Donald Trump, with 734,000 Democrats voting for Joe Biden. And while it’s still unclear how many people voted in person versus mail-in ballot, some counties are reporting that Trump drew plenty of supporters out of their homes.

Voting in person, especially given all the risks of the times, demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm, said Jeff Brauer, Keystone College political science professor.

“The Republicans had even less to vote for than Democrats did,” Brauer said. “There were no statewide contested races on the Republican side — the Democrats at least had the six-person Auditor General race — and Trump had long secured the nomination with never having a serious challenge.

“That is a fairly rare phenomenon in American politics. It’s usually hard enough to get Americans to vote when their vote actually matters.”

As of press time, Trump had earned 94 percent of Pennsylvania Republicans’ primary votes — with a minuscule protest vote going to either Bill Weld or Rocky De La Fuente.

Meanwhile, Biden, who boasts Scranton as his hometown and has based his national campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, has earned just under 78 percent of his party’s support. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hawaiian Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ate away at his numbers, with Sanders winning nearly 20 percent of the vote even though he has dropped out of the race and urged his supporters to back Biden.

What’s more, only registered party members can vote in their party’s primary in this state and there are approximately 800,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans in Pennsylvania.

In some counties, including Erie, Washington and Beaver, the percentage of Biden voters slipped to the low 70s. These ancestral Democratic counties are important, because this is where voters turned out in droves for Trump in 2016, helping to match the blue votes in and around Philadelphia to give him a squeaker of a victory.

Four years ago, pundits dismissed the overwhelming number of Trump signs posted on back roads, farms and highways in Rust Belt states as an unscientific measure of voter enthusiasm. But the signs for Trump (and lack of signs for his opponent Hillary Clinton) revealed a passion factor that traditional polls missed.

In 2020, Trump signs are once again everywhere in Pennsylvania. And Biden signs seem nonexistent.

June 07, 2020 7:09 PM  
Anonymous liberals have not admitted the lockdowns weren't more important than anything else - they'll be explaining themselves during the fall campaigns said...

When histories of the coronavirus crisis are written fair authors will admit right off the bat that the unique nature of the crisis and the lies coming from Communist China and its dancing monkey the World Health Organization put our government on all levels at a serious disadvantage. Mistakes were made, expert opinions shifted and that is all completely understandable. What is not understandable is what is happening now.

It is not understandable that while tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands throng streets in our cities, families may not mourn their dead in funeral services. I lost my father to cancer last fall. Of late it has occurred to me that had he held on just a few months longer I might not have been able to visit him in his final days, or gather with those who loved him after his passing.


According to Giambattista Vico, an 18th century polymath writer, the word human is rooted in the Latin “Humando,” which means to bury. In an etymological sense, to be human is to bury our dead, not to simply move on as most animals do, but to linger, remember, and celebrate the continuity of our species. To deny Americans their right to perform the acts of mourning that are their namesake while social distancing is mocked in protest is nothing short of cruel.

And it isn’t just funerals. Everyday family businesses are dying, people are being flung into despair and addiction. This has all been true for months of course, but there was a deadly Chinese virus afoot. We all had to make these sacrifices to save lives. Now as “scientists” sign letters saying, actually mass gatherings to fight racism are fine, we know it has all been a horrible lie for some time.

Those who waived away the human cost of the lockdowns as insignificant compared to the deadly power of the virus now suddenly understand the concept of competing legitimate interests. And fine, it’s maddening they couldn’t conceive of this before it became about racism, but it is what it is, we are where we are. And where we are is a place where for leaders like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to deny people the right to gather is a mendacious cruelty nobody should abide.

These clowns are saving face at the expense of enormous suffering. Time and again they have been wrong during this crisis, but never so much as today. There is no justification for banning funerals, weddings, baby showers, or baptisms. And notice a trend here. What is being denied are all of the activities associated with family and faith. A cynic might suggest that the Left is well aware that these two institutions are the Bulwark against their socialist agenda.

Enough is enough. In the places where the lockdowns linger, leaders are depriving their constituents of basic humanity. The decision was made to throw caution to the wind. It wasn’t made crazy redneck conservatives, it wasn’t made by Fox News, it wasn’t made by Donald Trump. It was made by progressive protesters and backed up by the media and progressive politicians. Many of these were the very same people who two weeks ago scolded people for not wearing masks in the shower.

It’s over now. It would be absurd if it wasn’t, again, so very cruel. Not only that, but our leaders are well aware of their cruelty and still will not stop.

June 07, 2020 8:41 PM  
Anonymous kevway said...

My favorite parts of the bible are when Jesus is alone talking to God (himself) and someone who wasn't there is writing about it

June 07, 2020 8:48 PM  
Anonymous bkmn - RTMFA said...

Christianity:

Think like us or burn in hell forever, but we love you.

June 07, 2020 8:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

SURVEY: Fewer Americans Identifying As Chrisitans

The Christian Post reports:

The percentage of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters who identify as Christian has sharply declined since 2008, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

A report by Pew published in its U.S. Politics & Policy section found that while 73% of Democrat voters were Christian in 2008, by 2019 the percentage had dropped to 52%.

Republican and Republican-leaning voters also saw a drop in self-identified Christians during that time period, going from 87% in 2008 to 79% in 2019.

The report also found strong religious divides among the two major parties. For example, 78% of white evangelicals identified as Republican or Republican-leaning, versus 17% who identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning.

June 07, 2020 8:58 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

When asked most people say they've left christianity due to the anti-lgbt offensive being waged by conservative christians.

June 07, 2020 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Elagabalus said...

Christianity has reaped what it has sown - a bitter harvest of ignorance, hate, fear, homophobia, misogyny, and white spite. Jesus himself said, "by their fruits you shall know them." More and more, people, young ones especially, are passing on the bitter fruit of Christianity.

June 07, 2020 8:59 PM  
Anonymous fuow said...


When the symbol of one's faith is a torture instrument, the rest kinda stinks from the head*

June 07, 2020 9:00 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


FBI found "no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement in May 31 violence, per FBI report leaked to me. That was the same day that Trump vowed to designate Antifa a terrorist organization.

June 07, 2020 9:00 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


Republican Rand Paul is holding up the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act from being voted on. Republicans really are horrible people inside.

June 07, 2020 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Kyle Griffin said...


Fresnobee:
A federal judge has restricted the Denver Police Department from using certain crowd-control tactics, including the use of rubber bullets and chemicals like tear gas, adding that "property damage is a small price to pay for constitutional rights."

June 07, 2020 10:08 PM  
Anonymous bkmn - RTMFA said...

People who think that their God grants them special favors, while that same God allows millions of kids to suffer and starve, are not only delusional, they're also especially arrogant, vain and self-absorbed.

June 08, 2020 12:27 AM  
Anonymous if Sleepy Creepy Joe is innocent, why not have Tara over for tea to swap swap stories with Jill ? said...

"People who think that their God grants them special favors, while that same God allows millions of kids to suffer and starve, are not only delusional, they're also especially arrogant, vain and self-absorbed."

Tell us, bkmn - RTMFA, o great and magnificent embodiment of benevolence, what you are doing to help the millions of kids who are suffering and starving

We need your all-encompassing wisdom to guide us by your inspiring example!

June 08, 2020 9:22 AM  
Anonymous time for Jill Biden to ae Tara over for tea, to emphasize that all women need to be heard said...

Randy said...

"FBI found "no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement in May 31 violence, per FBI report leaked to me. That was the same day that Trump vowed to designate Antifa a terrorist organization."

this is a lie

here's the truth:

AUSTIN – Three people have been arrested for looting, burglarizing and damaging property at an Austin Target store, according to the FBI.

The three individuals are known members of the anti-government group ANTIFA, FBI officials said.

The crimes occurred on May 31 at a Target store in the 5600 block of N. I-35 in Capital Plaza.

Lisa Hogan, 27, of Austin, is charged with Riot and Burglary of a Building. FBI officials said Hogan used Facebook Live from the scene to encourage others to join the looting.

Samuel Miller, 22, of Austin, is charged with Criminal Mischief and Burglary of a Building. FBI officials said he destroyed and ripped out surveillance cameras at the store.

Skye Elder, 23, of Austin, was arrested for Burglary of a Building.

FBI officials said the trio was part of a group of about 20 people who ripped plywood from in front of the doors, shattered the glass on the doors and entered the store. Members of the Austin Police Department Special Response Team arrived shortly thereafter and took the trio into custody.

FBI officials are urging the public to share information, including photographs or videos of any individuals engaging in “violent and unlawful activities.”

“The violence, threat to life, and destruction of property we have seen in Austin and other parts of the country, jeopardizes the rights and safety of all citizens, including peaceful demonstrators,” said Special Agent in Charge, Christopher Combs, FBI San Antonio.

“While I fully support the rights of freedom of speech and assembly, I cannot tolerate the subversion of peaceful protest by engaging in wanton destruction and theft," Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said in a press release. "These arrests are important to protecting not only the property owners, but, even more importantly, the peaceful protesters whose message should be heard.”

June 08, 2020 9:37 AM  
Anonymous you can't do better than vote against Dems in the fall said...

howza about that TTF prediction that Southern will explode with virus because they re-opened their economies?

Arkansas, which never closed anything, has 51 deaths per million residents

that puts them at 42nd among all 50 states

Texas, they closed some stuff later than most and under pressure, but came back early

they have announced they will allow fans if baseball returns

they have 63 deaths per million residents, 40th among all 50 states

Florida, never closed churches, 125 deaths per million residents

that puts them at 27th among all 50 states

now, the top three states in deaths per million residents

1. NY, 1565 deaths per million residents

2. NJ, 1375 deaths per million residents

3. Connecticut, 1142 deaths per million residents

4. Massachusetts, 1053 deaths per million residents

how will anyone vote for a Dem with a straight face in November?

meanwhile, Sleepy Joe Biden want to increase police funding using Federal funds and the most viciously racist police department in America is in the liberal bastion of Minneapolis!


June 08, 2020 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"howza about that TTF prediction"

It looks like the meds have worn off so anon's hallucinating again.

TTF does not appear to be in the prediction business, except of course as related to the stellar MCPS sex education curriculum and the dangers of attempts to change gays into ex-gays.

Florida's numbers look great -- by design.

Exactly how many people have died in Florida as a result of contracting coronavirus may be in question after reports on Wednesday indicated that data compiled by medical examiners in Florida was squelched by the state government.

Lists from the medical examiners had shown a higher number of deaths than the official count from the Florida Department of Health (FDH), according to reporting from the Tampa Bay Times.

Chairman of the Florida State Medical Examiners Commission Dr. Stephen Nelson said state officials were planning on redacting certain information, such as causes of death and descriptions of the cases. Data from medical examiners have not been released in over seven days.

Florida's medical examiners were populating their lists of coronavirus statistics based on deaths by county. Included within that number were people who were not necessarily year-round residents of Florida, which included seasonal residents of the state, tourists or other visitors.

However, the Florida Department of Health had only been counting official Florida residents. Between the two lists, there was a differential in the daily tallies of nearly ten percent.

Nelson told the Times that coronavirus statistics are public information and should be released.

FHD spokesman Alberto Moscoso said the department had "privacy concerns for the individuals that passed away related to COVID-19." However, data from medical examiners do not provide any names.

"This is no different than any other public record we deal with," Nelson said Wednesday. "It's paid for by taxpayer dollars and the taxpayers have a right to know."

June 08, 2020 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Merrick Garland.....LOL!!!!!! said...

"TTF does not appear to be in the prediction business, except of course as related to the stellar MCPS sex education curriculum and the dangers of attempts to change gays into ex-gays."

and, the assurance that states that reopened would have a virus explosion

"However, the Florida Department of Health had only been counting official Florida residents. Between the two lists, there was a differential in the daily tallies of nearly ten percent."

ah, well, even you just assume that is correct, increasing Florida's numbers by 10 percent still make its experience much better than the blue states that totally shut down

and nothing like the catastrophe TTF predicted and the demonization of Ron DeSantis calls for an apology

"Florida's numbers look great -- by design."

how about Texas and Arkansas?

do you have any lies to share about them?

#40 and #42

June 08, 2020 11:24 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"if Sleepy Creepy Joe is innocent, why not have Tara over for tea to swap swap stories with Jill?"

Why would someone who's falsely accused invite the false accuser over for tea? That's just dumb.

June 08, 2020 1:06 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The real unemployment rate is likely at least 16%, according to the federal government.


Yeah, Trump's doing a "great" job alright.

June 08, 2020 1:07 PM  
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June 08, 2020 1:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Why anti-gay Republican Lindsey Graham's sexual orientation is a story for journalists

Michelangelo Signorile

https://signorile.substack.com/p/lindsey-grahams-queer-predicament?r=bydn&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter

Aaron Schlock, first elected in 2008, he’s the disgraced, former Republican congressman from Illinois who stood against LGBTQ rights — including voting against “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal, and coming out against marriage equality — though it was an open secret in Washington and in queer circles that he was gay throughout that entire time, but he’d denied it in 2004 in an interview.

The youngest person elected to Congress when he took office in 2009, Schock was allowed to present himself in the media as a bachelor whose college friends had all married while he was too busy in politics — but who would presumably marry when the right woman came along.

And yet, the open secret persisted. Schock denied he was gay again when I asked him on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012 for a response to those who believe he is gay and that he had voted against his own people.

Schock resigned in 2015 after a report about his Downton Abbey-inspired office set off a chain of investigations about his lavish lifestyle using taxpayer dollars and campaign funds. He was eventually indicted on 24 counts ( though, with a good lawyer, he struck a pitiful sweetheart deal in which all charge were dropped if he paid back the IRS and his campaign).

Then, this past March, Schock finally came out as gay, after living it up as a private citizen for some time, visiting gay vacation destinations and party spots, enjoying the very liberation that he worked with our enemies to try to destroy.

Twitter lights up with #LadyG

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, too, has been discussed as gay for years, with those on both the left and the right hinting at it or saying it outright. He, too, has denied he is gay, most recently in 2018. (To be fair, some of the attacks on Graham that have relied upon gay innuendo — from both the left and the right — have been homophobic, and I’ve defended against that myself.)

And yet, the discussion persists — as it did with Schock — and over the weekend, as reported by Towleroad, Twitter lit up with claims that an army of sex workers may be coming forward to speak out about Graham having hired them in the past, after gay adult film actor Sean Harding tweeted on Friday that it was time to reveal the truth about a “homophobic Republican Senator who is no better than Trump,” whom he referred to as “LG.” Harding claimed “every sex worker [he] know[s] has been hired by this man.”

June 08, 2020 1:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

“LadyG and “LadyGraham” — the alleged nicknames used by the sex workers — were soon trending, and tweets went viral that came from people claiming they had evidence, some of them claiming it was first hand. Harding, overwhelmed with inquiries, eventually set his Twitter feed to private,

That’s why I began this discussion with Aaron Schock. He’s the perfect example of a man who was deceiving the public in so many ways, and eventually the world would see it fully. The closet, for powerful politicians, becomes a sort of practice run at the art of deception on a grander scale. And when you will sell out your own kind, there’s really no telling how low you will go.

Had journalists at mainstream outlets with vast resources, legal teams and researchers, been pursuing Schock for the hypocrisy of his anti-LGBTQ votes — and revealed that he was gay, with clear-cut evidence — it wouldn’t only have likely stopped an anti-gay hypocrite; it would likely have brought down a man who was spending campaign and taxpayer dollars to live in grand style and travel in vast luxury around the world.

Since being gay is not a bad thing — even now according to the courts in a defamation suit — reporting it about a public figure who hasn’t hidden it from people in his/her life, but just wants it censored from the public for business or whatever reasons, isn’t wrong per se.

Certainly if they are engaged in hypocrisy, working against the LGBTQ community, it is relevant to report.

Many LGBTQ people don’t get it either, and many heterosexual journalists take their cues from them. Some queer people don’t realize this isn’t about indiscriminately “outing” the average person, the private citizens just trying to live their own lives. It’s actually about protecting them from the corruption of those who are public figures — people who go into public life knowing their lives will be open for discussion — who want to deceive people only to benefit themselves and their benefactors.

Senator Lindsey Graham has promoted a horrendously anti-LGBTQ agenda and now is one of the strongest defenders of a president who is the most anti-LGBTQ president in history, rolling back rights that have been won.

Editors and reporters should be investigating Graham’s hypocrisy the way they investigate public figures’ hypocrisy all the time — and that means following up on reports about his sexual orientation.

June 08, 2020 1:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


General John Allen,who led the fight against ISIS:

"The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020. Remember the date. It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment. We may be witnessing the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.

June 08, 2020 1:16 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Democrats Unveil Sweeping Police Reform Bill



CNBC reports:

The Democratic legislation would make sweeping changes designed both to deter police use of force and hold officers more accountable for abuses. The federal bill comes as changes start at the local level: most of the Minneapolis city council committed to disbanding and replacing the city’s police force Sunday, while New York City will consider a range of law enforcement reforms.

The bill “establishes a bold, transformative vision of policing in America,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., at a news conference where Democrats introduced the measure. She said Americans should not have to witness “the slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer.” Bass added that the bill has more than 200 co-sponsors in both chambers of Congress.

Reuters reports:

The 134-page bill would take numerous steps including allowing victims of misconduct to sue for police damages, ban chokeholds and require the use of body cameras by federal law enforcement officers, restrict the use of lethal force, and facilitate independent investigations of police departments with patterns of misconduct.

Democrats hope to bring the legislation to the floor of the House of Representatives before the end of June. But its reception in the Republican-controlled Senate is unclear, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noncommittal on the need for legislation.

June 08, 2020 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden To Court LGBTQ Voters In Battleground States


CBS News reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is launching a nationwide voter outreach effort in June to coincide with Pride Month and engage millions of LGBTQ voters ahead of the November presidential election, campaign officials tell CBS News.

The coordinated outreach — dubbed “Out for Biden”— will target the estimated 11 million LGBTQ voters throughout the country, with a focus on racking up support in battleground states.

June 08, 2020 1:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

And as far as Florida and Covid-19 go, you can't trust any numbers out of there since the governor fired the woman in charge of maintaining the database because she wouldn't fudge the numbers for him.

The coronavirus numbers coming out of Florida are an under count, the only thing we don't know for sure is by how much.

June 08, 2020 1:50 PM  
Anonymous when will TTF find a country whose Constitution they like? said...

"Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is launching a nationwide voter outreach effort in June to coincide with Pride Month and engage millions of LGBTQ voters ahead of the November presidential election, campaign officials tell CBS News.

The coordinated outreach — dubbed “Out for Biden”— will target the estimated 11 million LGBTQ voters throughout the country, with a focus on racking up support in battleground states."

let's hope Biden keeps it up

no first-time candidate who backs the gay agenda has ever won the Presidency

even hyper-liberal Barry Obama opposed gay marriage the first time he ran

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let's talk about the hypocritical cruelty of the lockdowns

in our most liberal bastions, during the lockdowns, people were arrested for attending funerals

the local Democratic powers claimed public safety was more important than grieving for your loved ones

now, with demonstrators violating CDC guidelines nationwide, they've decided some things are more important than public safety

including attending George Floyd's funeral and protesting for more funding for public schools and mental health

********************

speaking of the plague of racist police brutality: it generally happens in large cities run by Democratic local governments

and the racist cops are well-known before they commit their most despicable acts

why aren't Democrats being held accountable for the police departments they oversee?

June 08, 2020 2:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "no first-time candidate who backs the gay agenda has ever won the Presidency".

Right, just like when you said McCain was sure to beat Obama in 2008 because "when a war hero runs against a non-war hero the war hero always wins"

And when you said "The redskins won/lost in this game so that means only the Republican McCain can win in 2008".

You're just one absurdity after another when it comes to presidential elections.

June 08, 2020 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

DOJ Moves Forward Against Flynn’s Business Partner

June 8, 2020 Trump Administration, Trump Corruption

Politico reports:

The Justice Department is pressing forward with its criminal case against a former business partner of Michael Flynn, despite Attorney General William Barr’s controversial decision to seek to abandon the prosecution of the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors seeking to revive the convictions of Flynn’s former colleague, Bijan Rafiekian, filed a brief with a federal appeals court Sunday.

The filing makes several mentions of Flynn’s integral role in the work that led to the two foreign-agent-related felony charges against Rafiekian and maintains the government’s position that Flynn was a co-conspirator in his business partner’s crimes — a curious stance as the government seeks to drop the criminal case it brought against Flynn more than two years ago.

June 08, 2020 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Its obvious Trump's Attorney General is not following the evidence or the rule of law and instead is using the Justice Department as a tool to help reelect Trump. I guess Wyatt and Regina are okay with this because they see people like me as viruses and gangrenes on society and they'd like to execute us. Based on Trump's flood of attacks on harmless lgbt people they may well get their wish if Trump is reelected.

Wyatt and Regina Hardiman are taking it right out of Goebbels Nazi propaganda playbook and dehumanizing transwomen like me because in their hearts they want to kill harmless transwomen. If you ask them they'll probably claim "We love them", but their rhetoric and past advocacy of executing gays shows that's not true.

June 08, 2020 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In their hearts Wyatt and Regina Hardiman want to kill me like a virus or gangrene they tell everyone I am.

All I ask from them is that we treat each other fairly.

June 08, 2020 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bending truth, how adults get indoctrinated:

https://youtu.be/IaUhR-tRkHY

Basically its too painful for Wyatt/Regina to admit they've wasted so much of their lives on religious beliefs that are cruel and unfair. So they escalate their hate against me.

June 08, 2020 4:47 PM  
Anonymous homosexual marriage is an inherently sado-masochistic arrangement that should be discouraged by any civilized society said...

Not long ago, like two seconds ago, TTF said we couldn't hold funerals or other church services

too dangerous with all them viruses floating in the air

now, today the third service for George Floyd was held at a megachurch in Texas

thousands attended

that one church service is very important because Dems are trying to warp the rage at this man's death into a catalyst to push the rest of the Dem agenda

so, they can continue to maintain power and mismanage large cities across America

so, now the TTF motto is:

There Are More Important Things Than Living

amazing hypocrisy!

June 08, 2020 5:17 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Joe Biden’s Lead Widens To +14 In New National Poll

A new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS finds Trump’s approval rating down 7 points in the last month as the President falls further behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose support now stands at its highest level in CNN polling.

Overall 38% approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, while 57% disapprove. That’s his worst approval rating since January 2019, and roughly on par with approval ratings for Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush at this point in their reelection years. Both went on to lose the presidency after one term.

In the race for the White House, among registered voters, Trump stands 14 points behind Biden, who officially secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination in CNN’s delegate estimate on Saturday.

NEW: @realDonaldTrump job approval drops 7 points to 38% in new CNN national poll. @JoeBiden opens a 14-point lead in the 2020 race.

June 08, 2020 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Terry Firma said...

Archbishop Viganò to Trump: Anti-Racism Protesters Serve “Children of Darkness”


Should he really wear a miter, or would a tinfoil hat be more apt?

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who was the apostolic nuncio to the United States (essentially, that’s the Vatican’s ambassador) from 2011 to 2016, pen-palled President Donald Trump over the weekend. The open letter from the retired 79-year-old conservative is beyond belief — and beyond decency.

[T]hroughout the 3-page letter, Viganò commends Trump for fighting “the deep state,” which the archbishop aligns with “the children of darkness.” … The “children of light” are “held hostage” by deep state operatives, who “often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media.”

The striplings of the dark forces have, in Viganò’s near-apocalyptic view,

…”decided to show their cards,” he says, referring to their latest attempts to disrupt society and the will of the people, as evidenced by the COVID-19 crisis and the riots that have followed George Floyd’s murder, as well as their efforts to block President Trump’s re-election in November. …

As any conspiracy enthusiast knows, enemies are everywhere:

“Just as there is a deep state, there is also a deep church that betrays its duties and forswears its proper commitments before God.” …

Viganò predicts that investigations into riots and “acts of vandalism and violence” in both the United States and in Europe following the murder of George Floyd [will] expose “those who hope to profit from the dissolution of the social order so as to build a world without freedom.”

It’s all so up-is-down demented that it defies any earnest attempts to analyze or refute it. The letter will have to stand on its own as the rantings of a doddering old man yelling at a cloud.

Despite aligning himself strenuously with the “children of light,” Viganò has come under scrutiny for betrayal, lies, and fraud. A year and a half ago, an Italian judge ordered him to pay his brother Lorenzo 2.2 million dollars. The court found that Archbishop Viganò had screwed his sibling out of a substantial part of a fortune built with the inheritance they received after their father’s death in 1961. You can read up on it here and here.

Previously, the Archbishop was perhaps best known in the United States for ambushing Pope Francis with a surprise pop-in (pope-in?) from notorious homophobe Kim Davis when Francis visited the United States in 2015. That little stunt is thought to have ended Viganò’s official career. He continues as a freelance agitator against what he sees as an unconscionably progressive Vatican culture that is being corrupted from the inside by a cabal of gay prelates.

June 08, 2020 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Suffragette said...

If you want me to respect the law, then make the law respectable.

June 08, 2020 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MINNESOTA: Police Admit To Slashing Tires On Dozens Of Cars Belonging To Press, Medics, Protesters [VIDEO]


Mother Jones reports:

After long nights of tear gas and rubber bullets, some protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis last weekend found themselves stranded: The tires of their cars had been slashed. In a city upended by protests about police brutality after the death of George Floyd, many assumed protesters were to blame. But videos reveal a different culprit: the police.

In the videos, officers puncture tires in a K-Mart parking lot on May 30 and a highway overpass on May 31. “We’re so busy, it’s just unbelievable,” said a tow truck driver in an interview from the K-Mart parking lot with Andrew Kimmel, formerly the head of BuzzFeed’s video team.

The towing company had received “call after call after call.” Asked whose cars were being towed, the tow truck driver said, “Everybody. Medics over there. News crews. Random people that were just here to protest and—tires slashed.”

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports:

Two law enforcement agencies acknowledged Monday that officers patrolling Minneapolis during the recent protests knifed the tires of numerous vehicles parked and unoccupied in at least two locations.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Bruce Gordon acknowledged that the tires were cut. “State Patrol troopers strategically deflated tires in order to stop behaviors such as vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and law enforcement,” he said.

Among the vehicle owners whose tires were damaged was Star Tribune reporter Chris Serres, who was covering the protests the night of May 30 and returned to the Kmart lot about 1 a.m. and saw his car was among a few dozen with flattened tires.

June 08, 2020 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"After long nights of tear gas and rubber bullets, some protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis last weekend found themselves stranded: The tires of their cars had been slashed. In a city upended by protests about police brutality after the death of George Floyd, many assumed protesters were to blame. But videos reveal a different culprit: the police.

In the videos, officers puncture tires in a K-Mart parking lot on May 30 and a highway overpass on May 31.

Two law enforcement agencies acknowledged Monday that officers patrolling Minneapolis during the recent protests knifed the tires of numerous vehicles parked and unoccupied in at least two locations.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Bruce Gordon acknowledged that the tires were cut. “State Patrol troopers strategically deflated tires in order to stop behaviors such as vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and law enforcement,” he said."

if true, this is utterly outrageous

the Minneapolis City Council has voted to disband the police department

June 08, 2020 9:59 PM  
Anonymous media lies & censorship said...

Key details on violent riots near the White House were removed from the broadcast of an interview of Attorney General William Barr on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” Sunday. Anchor Margaret Brennan repeatedly described protests as “peaceful” and the clearing of protesters to set up a stronger perimeter as unnecessarily rushed, contentions Barr strongly denied.

Left out of the interview that aired on CBS on Sunday morning was Barr’s detailed accounting of much of the violent context of that perimeter expansion, including that “bricks and inflammable liquid” were being thrown at police in Lafayette Square near the White House as rioters “were trying to get entry” over the fences, the five dozen officers guarding Lafayette Square who were “lost” the night prior in the violence, and the individuals who at the time of their forced dispersal “wrestled with the police officers trying to tear their shields from them, in one case, struggling to get one of the police officer’s guns.”

Some of the most colorful descriptions of the violence facing police officers at Lafayette Square were clumsily spliced out of the middle of Barr’s answers to questions. The rather important detail about a protester trying to get a police officer’s guns was simply removed from the end of the interview. These remarks were edited out of an interview in which Barr said media mantras about Park Police facing peaceful protesters were lies.

“They were not peaceful protesters. And that’s one of the big lies that the- the media is- seems to be perpetuating at this point,” Barr said.

Also left out of the broadcast interview were Barr’s detailed comments on how to improve policing, ostensibly the biggest news issue in the country. Barr said that experience and research showed that “you can actually get more focused change and more real change by working in more collaboration with the police,” and that approaches taken in previous years “make the police pull back and actually lead to more death, more murders, more crime.”

“What’s happened in the past is that politicians can check the box by slapping a consent decree on the department. We’re not interested in gestures. We’re interested in getting real results and working with police chiefs and- and- and public safety directors and mayors who really do want to change the system,” Barr said.

The interview began with Brennan asking Barr about CBS’ claim that President Donald Trump ordered 10,000 active-duty military troops into the streets, based on a single, anonymous source.

“No, that’s completely false. That’s completely false,” Barr noted, repeatedly and explicitly. White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah took to Twitter to further deny the report. “This is FALSE. I was in the mtg. @realDonaldTrump very clearly directed DOD to surge the National Guard – not active duty- after nights of vandalism & arson in DC,” she wrote.

Strong majorities of Americans support using the National Guard and the military to quell violent riots, but the media are strongly opposed to the use of the military in such circumstances or even the discussion of their use.

June 09, 2020 6:15 AM  
Anonymous media lies & censorship said...

This week’s Liberal Media Scream features the internal battle at the New York Times over running an op-ed by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that didn’t sit well with some of the paper’s reporters, who believe they and the paper should censor his views.

Explaining the outrage that led to the resignation of the paper’s highly regarded editorial page editor, New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones said on CNN on Sunday that in the Trump era, media opinion outlets shouldn't present both sides, like Cotton's.

The news media are “really struggling to cover, in a way that appears to be nonpartisan, a kind of political landscape where one political party has in many ways gone rogue,” she said. “This adherence to even-handedness, both sides-ism, the view from nowhere, doesn’t actually work in the political circumstances that we’re in,” she added.

June 09, 2020 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Robert Mueller...LOL!! said...

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June 09, 2020 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Rasmussen Report said...

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll sponsored by Whatfinger News for Tuesday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

Related articles:

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/right_direction_wrong_track_june08

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending June 4, 2020.

This week’s finding is down five points from a week ago and the lowest finding since July 2016.


How do you like these numbers, troll?

June 09, 2020 12:39 PM  
Anonymous whatever happened to old hippies who believed everyone should just have rap sessions? said...


you talking to me?

probably so, because when one brings up uncomfortable truth, TTF, which always sides with the status quo, thinks that is provocative trollery

so sad what these old hippies have become when you think how they started..

I would agree that Trump has not performed well in the current police brutality crisis

these polls tend to reflect the latest issue

come November, Dems will be explaining how they, in the heat of the moment, have come to favor the dismantling of local police departments

Americans don't agree with that

Even in the midst of heightened racial tensions after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, 74% of American voters, including 53% of black voters, have a favorable view of their local police department, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"It’s important to note that a majority of voters in every demographic group have a favorable opinion of their local police department," Rasmussen said. "There are differences, of course. Rural voters are more positive in their assessment than urban voters, whites more positive than blacks. But it would be a mistake to focus on the differences of degree while ignoring the common ground."

Bob Woodson – a prominent, African-American activist for black empowerment – told Just the News that he was troubled by the disproportionately negative media coverage of police and noted that even though Floyd's death was prominently covered by the media, there was comparatively little media coverage of the death of David Dorn, a retired St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department captain who was killed while reportedly defending a friend's pawn shop from looters.

"The media really hypes what a minority of black elites advocate," Woodson said. "But, again, I never believed that upper-income blacks who live in gated communities and send their kids to private schools presume to be speaking for low-income blacks in public housing, who rely on the police."

Rasmussen noted that having a favorable view of local police does not mean that "people are taking the side of police over protesters."

"Other data shows that it’s quite possible to have a positive view of both the police and the protesters – most voters do," Rasmussen said. "At the same time, most voters also recognize that there are some bad cops who abuse their authority and some violent protesters who are taking advantage of a troubling time."

June 09, 2020 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Mother Nature's son said...

"Rural voters are more positive in their assessment than urban voters, whites more positive than blacks."

there is a reason why urban voters and black voters have a more negative view of police

their local police departments, overseen by liberal Democratic officials, tend to be more racist and out of control

June 09, 2020 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congressional Democrats wore a traditional African cloth to announce sweeping legislation on Monday that aims to increase the accountability of police officers.

The Democrats wore Kente cloth stoles handed out by the Congressional Black Caucus and knelt on the floor of the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the time police officer Derek Chauvin's knee was on the neck of George Floyd — before a press conference announcing the proposed "Justice in Policing Act."

Rep. Karen Bass, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, defended the clothing choice to MSNBC when pressed about it.

"The significance of the Kente cloth is our African heritage, and for those of you without that heritage who are acting in solidarity," Bass said at the news conference. "That is the significance of the Kente cloth. Our origins and respecting our past."

Their clothing choice was derided on social media as "virtue signaling."

June 09, 2020 1:21 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "About a year and half ago, I stopped responding to any comments from Priya after she accused me of causing her mental breakdown because of all the stress from having someone effectively disagree with her."

That's a lie. I said the pressure of sending out the three links below to everyone in the world had me on edge, it had nothing to do with you.

It was you who lost your mind and started screaming I was on the watch list of ever police department in the world because you couldn't take what I was saying.

http://vigilance.teachthefacts.org/2018/12/flynn-free-trump-continues-to-march-off.html#comments


http://vigilance.teachthefacts.org/2018/12/drowning-accomplished.html#comments


http://vigilance.teachthefacts.org/2019/01/moco-hunkers-down.html#comments

To access the #200 and higher comments, go to the bottom of the blue page and click on th red "Post a comment" icon.   When the white comment window page comes up, click on the "Newer" icon.

I'm sending these links every where because they show what a fool I made of you and the evil that resides in your heart.

June 09, 2020 1:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

22 U.S. states have seen a spike in coronavirus cases. Amongst the worst is Florida with a 46% increase in the last week alone.

June 09, 2020 1:50 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


The only thing that can save Trump is a different reality

The mistake is to assume that because Trump is such a marketing genius that he can sloganeer his way out of any jam. But the truth is that his success is better explained by partisan polarization than by his own masterful performance. He was elected, and remains over 40 percent in the polls, not because he’s so persuasive but because in this age of negative partisanship very few Republicans will abandon him, no matter what.

But now the “what” in “no matter what” is happening all around us. And that — not Trump’s lack of an effective slogan — explains why Biden now leads him by an average of eight points in polls, why Trump’s approval is falling, and why he’s getting poor marks for all the crises the country faces.

June 09, 2020 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell from Wyatt/Regina's posts that they deeply hate me and want to kill me. That's why the refer to me as "a virus" and "a gangrene on society". That and their past advocacy of executing gays shows what's really in their hearts.

And me, all I ask is that we treat each other fairly. They broke the social contract, it is up to them to come back into compliance before I have any obligation to treat them fairly.

June 09, 2020 1:53 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Obviously from their behavior, if my mental health was so fragile that Wyatt/Regina could push me over they edge, they wouldn't hesitate to do so - what's making someone crazy compared with wanting to kill them?

No, the truth is that they stopped responding to my comments because once I realized they were completely insincere about the arguements they were making I took off the gloves and started really ripping their B.S. to shreds.

Like their tire old line about how gayness was removed from the Diagnostics and Standards Manual in 1973 "was a mistake that only happened due to pressure from a tiny minority".


The last time they responded to me, that was what they said. I responded "If that's true then why in the last 47 years haven't you gotten gayness reinstated in the DSM as a mental illness? You've had 47 years, if it was all a big mistake it should have been easy for you to get that fixed, why haven't you been able to?"

That was the last time Wyatt/Regina responded to me.

June 09, 2020 2:04 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Really Wyatt and Regina, who gets hurt by me living as a woman and society treating me as a woman?

How are my husband and I better off if society forces us to split as you advocate?

June 09, 2020 2:43 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I know there are many good people amongst the evangelical Christians, but some like Wyatt and Regina Hardiman don't believe in basic fairness.

You have sway, tell your friends and relatives what's right.

June 09, 2020 2:45 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

People have a right to live however they want as long as they are not hurting others.

That's basic fairness.

If you put your religion ahead of that, your religion is a divider, not a uniter.

Wyatt and Regina were violating that principle with their anti-gay attacks here (and now anti-trans) when I first showed up here near 20 years ago. I was posting under the name Randy (Randi) Schimnosky. That they would now say "she accused me of causing her mental breakdown because of all the stress from having someone effectively disagree with her." is hilarious. If you have a read of some of our early exchanges you'll see I've been getting the better of Wyatt and Regina Hardiman for near 20 years.

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "TTF, which always sides with the status quo".

I can't imagine where you pulled that from, but its nonsense. The status quo is persecuting harmless gays and transwomen. The status quo is the disaster that has been Trump.

June 09, 2020 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it wasn't clear, Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous, I am not under any moral obligation to treat you fairly until you renounce your unjust war on harmless lgbt people and act like you've done so.

June 09, 2020 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Thanks Jen said...

“The U.S. economy officially entered a recession in February, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which announced that a 128-month expansion officially ended then. The expansion, which had begun in June 2009 after a recession, was the longest on record.” It should be noted that this happened before most business shutdowns occurred. While the pandemic indisputably plunged the economy further into recession, the Obama recovery — which President Trump conveniently ignored — ended on Trump’s watch.

To make matters worse, as with the Great Depression, the world’s economies have crashed as well. “Economic carnage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced the global economy into the worst recession since World War II, according to a report published Monday by the World Bank,” the Post reports. “The organization, which provides financial assistance to middle- and low-income countries, estimates that global gross domestic product will shrink 5.2 percent in 2020 as the pandemic continues to disrupt business, travel and manufacturing around the world.”

The depth and suddenness of the recession is unprecedented, but the duration depends on what we do next. The concern from economists and many Democrats is that Republicans, drunk on the better-than-expected jobs report for May (though the good news was tempered by a correction from the government on Friday, which brought the actual unemployment rate to about 16 percent), will cut off recovery efforts, forgoing much-needed assistance to state and local governments. Steven Rattner, former “car czar" in the Obama administration, observed Monday morning that “this is the big issue.” Declining unemployment, he said, is the result of the huge amount of liquidity the Federal Reserve added to the economy. Congress in 2020 also acted much more quickly with much more fiscal stimulus than it did in 2008. But, Rattner warns, while Democrats want to do more, Republicans are grumbling about too much spending. He predicts that the May jobs reports will only cause Republicans to dig in.

Economist Mark Zandi at Moody’s Analytics warns that assuming we are already in a “V-shaped” recovery would be “a potentially grievous error” that could allow the economy to slip back into a third-quarter slump. “In part, that’s because the extraordinary uncertainty over the epidemiology of the virus will continue to weigh heavily on the fragile collective psyche until there is an effective vaccine or therapy that is widely distributed and adopted,” he surmises. “Businesses and households will remain cautious. Moreover, the $2.4 trillion in fiscal support already provided by policymakers will be spent by then. Half of it already has been, mostly through enhanced unemployment insurance, the stimulus checks, and the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.” Take away that support for still-unemployed workers or workers whose hours have been reduced, and we may find them unable to pay bills in the fall.

The report also underscores how dramatically the stock market differs from the regular economy that shapes the finances of ordinary workers. Trump’s insistence on touting the stock market may be sufficient to calm the frayed nerves of millionaire donors, but all that does is remind the more than 30 million unemployed Americans that the rich always seems to make out just fine in times of crisis. That is going to play right into Democrats’ hands as they make the case the Trump economy works only for the super-rich.

June 09, 2020 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Georgia has GOP Governor and Legislature and Rump-like Secretary of State who refuses to take responsibility for his own failures said...

If Georgia’s primaries on Tuesday are a preview of what COVID-era swing-state elections could look like in November, we’re in for a lot of problems.

“This election has been a catastrophe,” Kristen Clarke, president of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, told reporters. “If we view the primary election as a dry run for November, then Georgia gets an F today.”

Voters in and around Atlanta reported standing in line for hours as machines malfunctioned and precincts ran out of backup ballots during Tuesday’s primary. Clarke said many people were forced to go to the polls because they had not received the absentee ballots they requested.

“Everything that could happen or go wrong has gone wrong so far,” Robb Pitts, the chair of the board of commissioners in Atlanta’s Fulton County, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The problems, Pitts said, stemmed from a perfect storm surrounding the elections: the pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, fewer precincts being open, and problems with absentee ballots.

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has tried to place the blame on county officials, and he announced that he’ll be launching an investigation. County officials have pushed back. DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw said of Raffensperger, “I was raised that if you mess up, fess up.”

Georgia’s elections this year have high stakes, given that the state could be in play this fall in both presidential and Senate races. Among other offices, Democratic voters in Tuesday’s primary are picking their party’s challenger to Republican Sen. David Perdue. Jon Ossoff, who lost a highly publicized runoff election for the House in 2017, is the favorite to win. He reported waiting more than three hours to vote on Tuesday. State Sen. Nikema Williams waited for more than five hours, according to the New York Times.

Georgia had already delayed its March primary so that it could prepare to hold an election in the midst of a pandemic. It faced similar criticism of its voting procedures during the 2018 midterm election.

Earlier in the day, the Journal-Constitution reported that the voting process was so dysfunctional that people feared their votes wouldn’t be counted. “I just don’t want my ballot to end up in a dumpster,” said a voter outside Atlanta who had been waiting for more than 90 minutes. “We are all concerned.”

June 09, 2020 4:58 PM  
Anonymous face facts: two homosexuals don't reproduce so they aren't a marriage said...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday went on the attack against Democrats and their disregard for the First Amendment.

“I have no criticism for the millions of Americans who peacefully demonstrated in recent days. Their cause is beyond righteous,” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. “It is the inconsistency from leaders that has been baffling,” he added, singling out Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser for what he says is selectively allowing racial justice protests but not church services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McConnell argued that restrictions on religious ceremonies are not consistent with allowing rallies and protests against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

“Here in the District of Columbia, the mayor celebrates massive street protests. She actually joins them herself, but on her command, churches and houses of worship remain shut,” he said. “I believe even the largest church buildings in the District are still subject to the 10-person limit for the things the mayor deems inessential.”

McConnell also cited the stay-at-home orders of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying freedom of speech, assembly and religion “have the same constitutional pedigree,” and thus should be treated the same.

“But apparently, while protests are still permissible, prayer is still too dangerous,” the majority leader said.

McConnell has long been an ardent advocate of the First Amendment.

He has also spoken up recently about restrictions on religious gatherings during the pandemic, criticizing Greg Fischer, the mayor of his home city of Louisville, Kentucky, for a coronavirus-related ban on drive-in church services.

Justin Walker, a U.S. district judge in Kentucky and a McConnell protégé now awaiting Senate confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, issued an order allowing the drive-in church services in time for Easter Sunday this year.

Back on the floor Tuesday, McConnell trained his critiques on Democrats. “It is now impossible to avoid the conclusion that local and state leaders are using their powers to encourage constitutionally protected conduct which they personally appreciate, while continuing to ban constitutionally protected conduct which they personally feel is less important,” McConnell said.

McConnell emphasized that his criticism was not of the peaceful protesters engaging in First Amendment activities. His floor remarks came ahead of a Senate Republican lunch in which South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only African American member of McConnell’s conference, planned to speak about a police overhaul proposal.

“Notwithstanding the far-left calls to disband the police altogether, I believe most Americans are ready to consider how the memories of black Americans like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor can move us to continue combating residual racism,” McConnell said, referring also to the death of Taylor at the hands of Louisville area police.

June 09, 2020 6:31 PM  
Anonymous evanedwards said...

Fired from her restaurant job for refusing to campaign for Trump.

https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vice.com%2Fen_ca%2Farticle%2Fwxqdwb%2Frestaurant-worker-says-she-was-fired-for-refusing-to-wear-trump-2020-mask%3AsYhnQC12uHsUHiJ8Pd8ib9eVd1c&cuid=1478235



Ross evanedwards • an hour ago

WTF?

evanedwards Ross • an hour ago

Indeed. She only wanted to remain neutral.

June 09, 2020 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Dana Milbank said...

No wonder AG Bill Barr trampled peaceful demonstrators' constitutional rights. He's been bullying people since 1963. I talked with one of his early victims.


Attorney General William Barr was a teenage bully more than 50 years ago.

June 09, 2020 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Dana Milbank said...

Police in Buffalo shove a 75-year-old man to the ground and blood pours from his ear. Police in Brooklyn knock down a young woman and call her a “bitch” because she asked why she had to leave the street. Federal authorities in Washington fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, then lie about it.

Get the feeling law enforcement in this country is being run by a middle-school bully?

If so, you are not wrong.

Childhood bullies have a predisposition to become adult bullies, research shows, and, sure enough, it seems Attorney General William Barr was a teenage bully more than 50 years ago.

June 09, 2020 9:46 PM  
Anonymous for millennia, society has known that two genders are necessary to make a marriage said...

"No wonder AG Bill Barr trampled peaceful demonstrators' constitutional rights."

He said they were warmed to move three times, ripped up parts of the pavements and threw them at police, injuring some, and one tried to grab an officer's gun

every one in Washington knows the protection of the President is taken seriously

in my lifetime, 4 times Presidents have been shot at

1 died

1 almost died

"Attorney General William Barr was a teenage bully more than 50 years ago."

yes, and Brett Kav was a rapist

sure

wonder what TTFers were in high school...

obviously not National Honor Society

"Federal authorities in Washington fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators, then lie about it."

no, liberals redefined tear gas

under their definition, any smoke that irritates the eyes is tear gas

as stated above, they weren't peaceful at that point

"Get the feeling law enforcement in this country is being run by a middle-school bully?"

well, the law enforcement run by Democratic city halls in large urban areas is

June 10, 2020 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana Milbank said "No wonder AG Bill Barr trampled peaceful demonstrators' constitutional rights."

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "He said they were warmed to move three times, ripped up parts of the pavements and threw them at police, injuring some, and one tried to grab an officer's gun".

Those are all lies. By every account the demonstrators were peaceful and the attacks unprovoked.

When Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous posts something like this, remember these are the couple who said:

"He lied, so what?"

"most people lie all the time."

and

"there are many situations where its appropriate to lie.

For Wyatt and Regina there are all too many situations where they think it is appropriate to lie.

June 10, 2020 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A fascinating question, and an intriguing study, come to us via University of Nevada Reno psychologist Daniel Jones and four co-authors. The team looked into the tension between the Golden Rule that is considered to be at the heart of most religions, and the savagery that millions of believers are so clearly capable of.

In the words of Psychology Today,

Given that the central message of religion is allegedly peace and love, how is it then that the faithful can be incited to acts of violence?

Jones and his colleagues hypothesized that the answer lies, in part, in “self-enhancement,”

… which is the tendency to see yourself in an overly favorable manner. Such people feel driven to engage in acts that support their superiority or protect their delicate but overinflated egos.

For example, although many such people are quite ignorant of history, science, or even the basic facts of the world, they’re unwilling to admit what they don’t know. As a result, they’re highly susceptible to the “false facts” of government propaganda and entertainment media masquerading as news networks. They also tend to engage in overclaiming, that is, asserting that they know certain patently false concepts to be true.

Jones and colleagues started their research with the observation that some people use their religion as a means of self-enhancement. That is, they derive a sense of superiority for themselves because of their faith, especially as compared to non-believers.

In no one is the sense of entitled superiority due to one's religion more apparent than in Wyatt and Regina Hardiman.

June 10, 2020 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with claiming "the golden rule" is at the heart of most religions is that its simply not true.

If you ask christians what is the most important thing their religion teaches you'll get many responses such as "Follow Jesus and you will be saved from the hell he throws you into if you don't love him back". Very few christians will say the golden rule overrides all else about their religion.

The truth is that religion does not make fairness its highest value, religion's highest values are things like "be obedient to our religion".

This is why religion can never unite the world, only one thing can:

To have the best society possible, society's highest priority has to be maximizing the happiness for all in an equal and fair way.

Religion doesn't do that, religion takes us away from that.

June 10, 2020 12:29 PM  
Anonymous foreign transgenders, who do ot wish America well, are running amok on our blogs sperading lies said...

the previous three posts were by Randy and should be ignored

June 10, 2020 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're afraid to address any of those posts

June 10, 2020 12:45 PM  
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June 10, 2020 2:06 PM  
Anonymous 95,608 said...

Number of US deaths from COVID 19.

June 10, 2020 3:06 PM  

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