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What The Fuck Happened Over The Weekend?


(David Bythewood) #385

There are SO many questions on this one, like why the man MOST in danger of suicide or homicide in the prison system was taken off of suicide watch. The speculation is insane.

EPA REAUTHORIZES CONTROVERSIAL ‘CYANIDE BOMBS’ FOR KILLING WILD ANIMALS: ‘A COMPLETE DISASTER’

In other news…

Trump administration says it won’t approve Roundup cancer-warning labels

Khashoggi killing: Judge orders federal agencies release records


(David Bythewood) #386

Trump is re-tweeting right-wing conspiracy posts accusing the Clintons of having Jeffrey Epstein killed while naturally ignoring his own connections to the man and the fact that his DOJ removed the suicide watch and failed to keep Epstein surveilled. The height of hypocrisy.



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#387

I don’t know why the media continues to sugar coat Trump’s appalling behavior. On CNN, the headline is similar: Trump promotes Epstein-Clintons conspiracy theory

Headlines should read: Trump Accuses Clintons of Murder. Because that’s exactly what he is doing. There are no ifs, ands, or buts. Without one shred of evidence, the President of the United States is claiming that a former President committed murder to cover up crimes. This is just too astounding to wrap my head around. :exploding_head:


#388

I agree…this is unheard of…well except we always hear the conspiratorial stuff coming from the T camp.

Quite a few legal types have written these renunciations


#389

More discussion of how to grasp this conspiratorial theory and what of it…? Are we in for more undecipherable news? …looks like it.

The dueling hashtags and their attendant toxicity are a grim testament to our deeply poisoned information ecosystem — one that’s built for speed and designed to reward the most incendiary impulses of its worst actors. It has ushered in a parallel reality unrooted in fact and helped to push conspiratorial thinking into the cultural mainstream. And with each news cycle, the system grows more efficient, entrenching its opposing camps. The poison spreads.


#390

Hit the pause button…

Take this in from Sen Angus King (I-ME)


#391

Remember “The Mooch”?

Anthony Scaramucci, who famously served as President Trump’s communications director for 11 days, says Republicans may need to pick a different candidate in 2020.

Driving the news: In a phone interview on Sunday afternoon, Scaramucci compared Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said he may support a Republican challenger to Trump.

  • “We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” Scaramucci said.
  • “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020.”

Scaramucci, who has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates, including Trump’s 2016 campaign, said that if Trump “doesn’t reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020.”

  • “Right now, it’s an unspeakable thing. But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable. The minute they start speaking of it, it will circulate and be socialized. We can’t afford a full nuclear contamination site post 2020.”

The big picture: Scaramucci has said that Trump’s attacks on congresswomen of color “divide the country.” And yesterday the president attacked his former communications director in a couple of tweets.

  • White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had this short response to Scaramucci’s comments about opposing Trump in 2020: "It sounds like his feelings are hurt."

Why does the White House Coms team always sound like every lazy troll ever?


#392

So true. And here’s a list from CNN:

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It is no longer surprising when President Donald Trump fuels a conspiracy theory online, as he did over the weekend with regard to the apparent suicide of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

This is the man who built a political career by fanning the fringe of American politics with fevered insinuations or allegations, including, but not limited to the baseless theories that:

  • Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US
  • A rival’s father was in on the John F. Kennedy assassination
  • The 2016 presidential election was rigged against him even though he won
  • Millions voted illegally for Hillary Clinton
  • The US government spied on his campaign
  • There’s a deep state of bureaucrats organized against him
  • The special counsel appointed by his Justice Department was actually a witch hunt organized by Democrats

He’s done a bang-up job on Twitter using the term “fake news” as a weapon against media organizations that deal in reporting and fact. And the ultimate irony is that he so often misleads his followers with fiction.

His latest trip into fantasy comes after the death of Epstein in a federal jail cell in New York.

Trump pushed a quick-moving conspiracy theory online that maybe the Clintons, his old nemeses, were involved. Never mind that as US President he’s got more to do with oversight of New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal facility, than a former President and Secretary of State.


#393

I don’t know why the media keeps reporting ANY of his tweets. It would cut down on the public angst if the regular media stopped repeating his inane crap. It’s time to stop!


(David Bythewood) #394

‘Casually tweeting out national secrets’: Internet stunned as Trump tweets about previously unknown US nukes

Trump tore out magazine picture of Justin Trudeau, scrawled odd message and mailed it to Canadian embassy, report claims

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-tore-magazine-picture-justin-111759677.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=fb


(David Bythewood) #395

A friend of mine who lived in Alaska tells me this is not an uncommon event; it can happen in cycles. The bears will have a feast on the dead fish. But if they have a banner year for cubs with the bounty this year and it happens against next year, it could be truly serious, especially for the long-term.

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon


https://www.juneauempire.com/news/warm-waters-across-alaska-cause-salmon-die-offs/


(David Bythewood) #396

Wait continues on additions to VA’s Agent Orange connected illnesses

“They told us they were ready to go, and we haven’t gone anywhere,” said Rick Weidman, executive director for policy at Vietnam Veterans of America. “It feels like they just don’t want to spend any money on this.”