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Trump's Proud Boy moment sparks Black outrage in Florida

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/09/30/trumps-proud-boy-moment-sparks-black-outrage-in-florida-1319240

TALLAHASSEE — President Donald Trump’s shoutout to the far-right hate group Proud Boys is energizing black voters to turn out against him in the must-win state of Florida.

“His call to the white supremacist group Proud Boys to ‘stand by,’ and telling his followers to go to the polls and watch them, that is straight up voter suppression,” said incoming state Minority Leader Bobby DuBose, a Black Broward County Democrat.

DuBose made his comments during a conference call to roll out Democrat Joe Biden’s “Black men, VOTE!” campaign, a push to secure what has been an important but inconsistent Florida voting bloc.

The Biden call was scheduled before Trump stood on the debate stage in Cleveland and ordered the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” creating a sense of urgency and outrage that could work in Biden’s favor.

Trump's ex-national security adviser says president is 'aiding and abetting' Putin

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/01/former-national-security-adviser-trump-putin-424458

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that President Donald Trump is “aiding and abetting” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to sow doubt about the American electoral system.

The stern warning from McMaster, who Trump handpicked to lead the White House National Security Council in 2017, came in an interview on MSNBC, after he was asked whether he agreed that the president posed the greatest threat to U.S. election integrity.

“I agree that he is aiding and abetting Putin’s efforts by not being direct about this, right? By not just calling out Putin for what he’s doing,” McMaster said.


“You know, Putin gets away with, I mean, literally murder or attempted murder … because people don’t call him out on it,” he added. “And so they are able to continue with this kind of fire hose of falsehood, to sow these conspiracy theories. And we just can’t be our own worst enemies.”

Florida COVID deaths hit new milestone: 1 out of every 1,500 residents.

https://twitter.com/StevenTDennis/status/1311649565007908865

Per https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/d2726d6c01c4486181fec2d4373b01fa (Florida COVID Action), 14,488 deaths in Florida so far from COVID-19.

Population of Florida is 21,477,737 per 2019 estimate at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/FL,US/PST045219


Kayleigh McEnany dances around a question from Fox News asking her to categorically condemn white...

Kayleigh McEnany dances around a question from Fox News asking her to categorically condemn white supremacists. Very bizarre.


https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1311689723438563329

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1311691068187070464

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1311695004788822017

Kayleigh "Baghdad Barbie" strikes again !

eta:

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1311699137134505984

On July 14th, 1933, Hitler banned all other political parties

In another pivotal step in the transformation of German society from a democracy to a dictatorship, the Nazi leadership passed the Law against the Founding of New Parties. With this law, passed on July 14, 1933, all other political entities were disbanded or dissolved. As a consequence, some activists fled abroad. Others prepared to work within an illegal party framework. Some parties went underground and some simply dissolved from intimidation and pressure.


https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/law-against-the-founding-of-new-parties


Why am I bringing up this date ? See this:

House votes to kill Gohmert-sponsored resolution to ban Democratic Party

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2592519

Yes, what Gohmert proposed and the Nazis did are different. However, it's WAY too close for my comfort.

former Russian President advisor about Trump: "He's a wrecking ball," the advisor said...."

At a conference two years ago, I bumped into an advisor to former Russian president to Dmitry Medvedev.

"What do you guys make of Trump?" I asked him.

"He's a wrecking ball," the advisor said. "He's doing all our work for us."

Can't get this out of my head after last night.


https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/1311379373044502528


Yes, two years ago, but.....

Proud Boys group is anti-semitic (if you did not already know this...)

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boys

Other hardcore members of the so-called "alt-right" have argued that the “western chauvinist” label is just a “PR c--- term” McInnes crafted to gain mainstream acceptance. “Let’s not bullshit,” Brian Brathovd, aka Caeralus Rex, told his co-hosts on the antisemitic The Daily Shoah — one of the most popular alt-right podcasts. If the Proud Boys “were pressed on the issue, I guarantee you that like 90% of them would tell you something along the lines of ‘Hitler was right. Gas the Jews.’”



This is the group that our Dictator Wannabe told to "stand back and stand by"

Shades of the SA!


eta:

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1311281038287659008

(Jewish Group) Proud Boys group is anti-semitic (if you did not already know this...)

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/proud-boys

Other hardcore members of the so-called "alt-right" have argued that the “western chauvinist” label is just a “PR c--- term” McInnes crafted to gain mainstream acceptance. “Let’s not bullshit,” Brian Brathovd, aka Caeralus Rex, told his co-hosts on the antisemitic The Daily Shoah — one of the most popular alt-right podcasts. If the Proud Boys “were pressed on the issue, I guarantee you that like 90% of them would tell you something along the lines of ‘Hitler was right. Gas the Jews.’”


This is the group that our Dictator Wannabe told to "stand back and stand by"

Shades of the SA!


eta:

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1311281038287659008

"That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special"

That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.


Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker


https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1311198722001235968

Feeling very emotional this morning re: election and most recent Sully ad



If you have not had the time to watch that video above, you owe it to yourself to see it.

The first time I watched it (before I posted it in GD), I did not get very emotional, besides seeing instantly it was a spectacular ad for Biden.

This time, it almost brings me to tears. I am 62. Like others near my age (and older), I have weathered all the crises in this nation's history. Not even Watergate affected me so deeply (as a teen). I got very angry at Nixon, but never felt the sheer existence of the country was at stake.

This time is different. I am so god damned tired of having to cope with this COVID-19 virus. Of having to listen to that asshole rant and rave as our President. Of having to worry EVERY FREAKING DAY of what he and Barr might do. About the election. Of all the corruption. Of his very much authoritarian instincts.

I WANT ALL THIS TO BE OVER, shortly after November 3rd. Yes, I will be happy to wait a while to get it certified.

I am just so so tired of having to cope with this monster, and the monsters like him that move amongst us.

Have a good day, dear kind readers. Thank you for reading, and I support you in your patriotic efforts as well.

Steve
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