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May 31, 2020

Trump is a Dangerously Ignorant Liar

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Drugs, Education, Health, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 14:44

Trump’s Failure to Lead, 100K dead, and Police Violence

Utah Man Aims Bow And Arrow At Protesters

Filed under: Political, News, Questions, Bigotry, Race, Criminal, Reason, Fascism, Hate — Scottie @ 09:52

Utah Man Aims Bow And Arrow At Protesters [VIDEO]


The Grio reports:

A white man declaring “All Lives Matter” during demonstrations in Utah on Saturday was detained by police after he aimed a bow and arrow at protesters.

Video footage of the shocking Salt Lake City incident shows Brandon McCormick standing in the street beside his vehicle as he begins to prepare his bow and arrow to apparently use it on a protester.

Just as he begins to shoot his hunting bow, protesters dashed toward him and attacked him in a chaotic scene. It was not clear, however, if he successfully fired an arrow. Another angle shows protesters hiding behind vehicles to protect themselves.

The Daily News reports:

“First, I got beat up when I yelled ‘All Lives Matter’,” McCormick told KSL-TV on Saturday. “Then I pulled out weapons and I got beat up some more. The cops grabbed me and my car got totaled. I lost everything, coming down here to try to protect [officers] with what weapons I had.”

McCormick added: “I back up the law enforcement. I know some cops are bad. I know some people are racists are bad.” He later told Deseret News: “I came down here originally to help the cops. But, all I did was yell out, ‘All lives matter’ and I got beat up by black people.”

The man claims all lives matter as he prepared and it appears did fire an arrow at people.  What the heck goes through the minds of these people.   In his mind trying to kill those he disagrees with is not a bad thing.   Hugs

The police are angry for being exposed

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 09:42

Trump Supporters Strike Protesters With Jeep [VIDEO]

Filed under: Political, News, Questions, Bigotry, Race, Criminal, Reason, Fascism, Hate — Scottie @ 09:37

The Metro reports:

Shocking footage has emerged of Donald Trump supporters running over two protesters who had taken to the streets calling for justice over the death of George Floyd.

The footage, which was shared on Twitter, appears to show three people driving through the protests in a blue Jeep with a US flag and a Trump ‘Keep America Great’ flag attached to the rear of the vehicle.

Several protesters are seen holding placards in the road, before the driver of the Jeep comes to a stop in traffic. He then accelerates and plows into a young woman, who appears to be struck front-on by the vehicle and is mowed to the ground.

The Fresno Bee reports:

The Visalia Police Department said it is investigating the incident but no arrests have been made. Video shows three people in the Jeep, which had an American flag, as well as a Trump “Keep America Great” flag, attached and on display. Visalia police declined to release any names of the suspects, citing an ongoing investigation.

But Visalia police public information officer Celeste Sanchez did add that none of the occupants in the Jeep are children of Visalia police officers, as inaccurately claimed on social media. The women who were hit by the Jeep suffered minor injuries, according to Visalia police.

There are tweets and video at the link above.   Hugs

Reporters Gassed, Hit With Rubber Bullets, Arrested

Filed under: Political, News, Questions, Bigotry, Race, Criminal, Reason, Fascism, Hate — Scottie @ 09:27

Police are targeting the reporters as a warn to them not to report police bad conduct.   The White House people keep saying this was a bad apple, yet the actions of the forces acting during the protests shows it is systemic in all the law enforcement groups.   Hugs

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, CNN commentator Keith Boykin were among journalists recounting being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests.

As tensions escalated across the United States during protests over the death of George Floyd, many journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of covering an unprecedented moment with some getting hit by rubber and pepper bullets.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi, who has been reporting live from Minneapolis, tweeted Saturday that he had been hit by rubber bullets “but I am fine,” he posted. “State police supported by National Guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally.”

There are about a dozen really good tweets from reporters who were shot, some with video, all while displaying their press credentials.   One reporter who was arrest, Keith Boykin, describes how the police  held him for 6 hours, the first two in hot uncomfortable conditions.   He never was read his rights, and instead of a serious charge gave him a summons for blocking traffic, something he not only claims he did not do but couldn’t because the street was already blocked by police.  It is important to address police power now, before it is too late.   Remember the police are not the military, the police do not have a normally dangerous job, and they have forgotten what policing was really for.    Hugs


Escalating protests force Omar Jimenez’s crew to flee to safety

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Death, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 07:15

This was a peaceful protest.   The authorities asked for a peaceful protest.   They got it.  Then they reacted like this.   Are we a police state yet?   We all watched the treatment of protesters in Hong Kong and were angered at the way the government there harmed and threatened the protesters.   Well here we are, in the US, with mistreatment of peaceful protesters.    Hugs

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump failing at a personal best

(cartoon by David Horsey)


John Deering Comic Strip for May 31, 2020




. (cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

Signe Wilkinson Comic Strip for May 31, 2020

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons Comic Strip for May 30, 2020


Editorial Cartoon U.S. coronavirus reopening debt snow white and the seven dwarves



Barr trying to shift the blame

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Death, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 05:48

Please understand what is happening.  The administration, the president, is trying to shift blame from their protected thugs who are trying to create trouble / start their desired race war to their political enemies.   This is real nasty shit.  Their people stir up the trouble, then they blame the people who are against them politically.   Left wing groups do not stand to gain from a race war.   Look at who gains from this, look at why the administration is using the top law enforcement agency in the country to lie about what is happening to shift blame.   Hugs

May 30, 2020

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules

The wealthy must not be denied, their profit must not be interfered with.  Devos has finical connections to these scamming schools and to the different fake providers of money to them.   It is such a scam that if any lower income was doing it they would call it a huge crime and stop it.   But it makes a lot of profit for the wealthy, so it is now legal.   Hugs

Democrats condemned the move and promised a House vote to override the veto. Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nevada, who led the the bill in the House, said the fight is “far from over.”

“President Trump sent a message to the American people that he cares more about enriching predatory schools than protecting defrauded students and veterans,” Lee said.

The resolution sought to strike down DeVos’ changes to a policy known as borrower defense to repayment, which erases federal student loans for borrowers whose colleges commit fraud.

The policy dates to the 1990s but was expanded under Obama to forgive loans for thousands of students who went to for-profit college chains that used false claims to get them to enroll.

When DeVos took office, though, she suspended the rules and began writing her own, saying the Obama policy allowed too many students to get their loans erased at the expense of taxpayers.

Her changes were opposed by borrower advocates but embraced by for-profit colleges, who said their industry had unfairly been targeted by the Obama administration.

DeVos’ 2019 update made it harder for students to get their loans discharged by requiring them to prove their colleges knowingly misled them and caused personal financial harm, among other changes.

More at the link above.  Basically the current administration is far more interested in making money / profit for companies / corporations than protecting people from scams.   It is another sign of how they view the lower incomes.   They see us as marks.   Cattle to be used and drained of any assets we have to make them more wealthy.  Get that clear, to the tRump people / administration / wealthy people in general we are marks, we are to be scammed, we are to be exploited, we are to be used and discarded with no other thought.  Hugs


Bigotry and partisanship on parade. Really it is also wealth vs lower income. Privilege against no privilege. The haves and feel superior are making the rules. Hugs

4 white Missouri cops sued for alleged brutality on 68-year-old black woman and son in a Sam’s Club

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 12:01

Four white police officers allegedly used excessive force on a 68-year-old black woman and her adult son after the son was wrongly accused of stealing a TV in a Missouri Sam’s Club, a new lawsuit claims.

Marvia Gray suffered “mental anguish” as well as injuries to her tailbone, back, shoulder, knees and arms when she was thrown to the ground and handcuffed March 23 inside the Des Peres store, the lawsuit filed Monday in St. Louis County alleges.


Her 43-year-old son, Derek, suffered a concussion, three shattered teeth and other injuries, the paperwork obtained by the Daily News states.


Marvia was especially traumatized during the incident because she feared for her son’s life following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, her lawyer Andrew M. Stroth told the Associated Press.


“Mrs. Gray thought her son was about to be another black man unjustifiably shot and killed by the police,” Stroth said in a phone interview. “You can see in the video that she is terrified with respect to what they’re doing to her son.”


Cellphone video shot in the store and obtained by the AP begins with Gray and her son already on the ground. Derek tries to sit up at one point, but two officers forcefully push him back down, according to the video.


“Get off me,” he is heard yelling. “I’m humiliated.”

Marvia screams throughout the videos, yelling at officers, “Please leave me alone!”


When they tried to load the massive TV in their 2018 Lexus SUV and realized it wouldn’t fit, they asked the store to hold it until Derek could retrieve it later.


A Des Peres Police officer in the store mistakenly thought he was stealing the TV when he returned later. The officer followed Derek to his SUV and voiced his suspicion before a store employee intervened and explained the TV was paid for, the lawsuit said.


Despite receiving this information, the officer still called the Des Peres Police Department and “falsely reported that he had ‘witnessed Gray steal a TV and place it in the parked vehicle,’” the lawsuit states.


When Derek reported the incident to his mom, they decided to return the TV due to the experience with the false allegations, the lawsuit states.


While the Grays were at the store seeking a refund, the four officers, including the one who made the emergency call, “violently and physically seized Marvia Gray and Derek Gray, throwing them to the floor, beating them, handcuffing them, then arresting them,” the paperwork states.

OK to recap a black man bought a TV for his mom, it wouldn’t fit in the vehicle, so he asked them to keep it until he came back with a bigger vehicle.   I have done that.   I did not get beaten and arrested, but I am white.   He goes back and the police officer now there seeing a black guy take a TV out with out paying decided he stole it.  Employees said no he paid for it, it is paid for earlier ( again I have done that).  Nope says the cop, I see a black guy with a big TV so I know he stole it.  The cop calls for reinforcements because he is a chicken shit or he wants his other racist buddies in on the beating, and they find the man and his mom deciding they want a refund because they do not like getting accused of theft.  Maybe because of what happened next.  They were violently grabbed and we see from the picture what happened.   The store cameras captured it.   This is why POC are protesting and burning a city down.   They are tired of this shit and I don’t blame them.  All because a racist cop thought a black man shouldn’t have a huge big screen TV!   It really pisses me off.    Hugs


Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Lower Incomes / Poor, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 11:08

And again they try to suppress voting to steal an election.   No wonder they are always shouting that the elections are rigged and about fraud, they are doing it.   Republicans hate democracy, they do not want people to vote.  They are anti-American dream, anti-democracy.    They love a single party rule like China.    Hugs

Republicans have peddled the myth of rampant voter fraud in an effort to curtail voting rights and suppress votes to their advantage. They have upped the ante in recent weeks as a number of states battle over how to make voting accessible amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has postponed some elections. On May 21, Judicial Watch sued California following Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to completely shift November elections to vote-by-mail; it would be the first state to do so as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party filed suit against the order several days later. “Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an April 28 press release on the Pennsylvania suit.

There is no evidence to bear out that claim. While there have been no recent major incidents of voter fraud, there was a case of electoral fraud committed by Republicans in North Carolina. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., bizarrely referenced that case when warning against potential voter fraud in other states. In that case, a political strategist working for a Republican congressional candidate was indicted on charges of orchestrating a scheme to collect and submit fraudulent absentee ballots in 2018 and 2016, including forging signatures and filling out incomplete ballots, and paying workers to collect them.

In response to increased legal activity surrounding claims of voter fraud, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Wednesday debunking 10 myths related to the issue. The public policy group warns against using flawed lists of voter data to justify purges, citing cases in Virginia and Texas.

More at the link above.   Hugs

Police racist behavior / abuse has a long history. Now is past time it must stop. No more! Never again!

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Death, Fascism, Hate, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 10:46



Chris Rock had a point here

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:42

Rather good question

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:40


In a push to privatize it to make more profit for the wealthy at the expense of the lower income

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:28

‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:25

I watched the video this morning on another channel.   The reporters were cooperating with the police as they reported on the situation.   The police officer targeted the reporter and camera crew three times before another officer told them to move away.  The police deliberately targeted a reporter.  Is this a police state yet?   Hugs

‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets

The news anchor asked, “who are they aiming that at?”

“At us, like directly at us,” she replied. “Directly at us!”

“He’s shooting at our crew,” another anchor noted.

“Obviously they see the camera,” the first anchor said.

‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:05

Serve and protect … not according to their actions.    Hugs

‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

There are several videos.   The cops intention was to harm this woman.  His boss was with him.   He angrily slammed away her phone before he acted out by violently shoving her.   WTF, is this a police officer in the US or one in a dictatorship on orders to beat up protesters.    He acted like he was above both law and any decency.  Hugs

Newly Released Transcripts Show Michael Flynn Betrayed the United States

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:55

Michael Flynn did something far worse than lie to the FBI. He betrayed the United States.

In these calls, Flynn beseeched Russia not to over-react to Obama’s sanctions, noting that would make it tougher for the incoming Trump administration to work with Russia. For instance, on one call, Flynn says, “Let’s keep this at a level that uh is, even-keeled, okay? Is even-keeled. And then what we can do is, when we come in, we can then have a better conversation about where, where were gonna go, uh, regarding our relationship.”

But what is most scandalous and damning in these transcripts is what Flynn did not say.

At no point does Flynn castigate Kislyak for Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election. He does not confront the Russian ambassador for Putin’s covert operation to subvert American democracy. He does not tell Kislyak that Moscow will have to pay a price for hackingthe Democrats and using the stolen information to influence the election for Trump’s benefit. Flynn, a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, does not warn Kislyak against any further Russian information warfare targeting the United States. As the Obama administration was trying to impose a punishment on Putin for that attack, Flynn, on behalf of the Trump gang, was sending an utterly different message: We don’t care about that.

Think about this perverse set of interactions: the incoming national security adviser was essentially telling a foreign adversary that the new president wasn’t concerned about an attack on the United States and, moreover, indicating that Trump didn’t intend to do anything about it. In fact, Flynn was signaling to Putin that once Trump took office, Trump wouldn’t be pursuing the matter and, instead, would be reaching out to Russia as a partner. (A few months later, Trump, in the Oval Office, wouldtell Kislyak that directly.)

More at the link above.  Hugs

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