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It's revealing that, at this point in his presidency, Trump has to work

this ridiculously hard just to hold onto his base when it was believed that virtually nothing could hinder that support. As so many pundits have pointed out, at this point he needs to expand his base or he's toast; that expansion isn't going to materialize.

I admit, I'll be shocked if our medical system isn't totally overburdened in southern

and some other states by the end of June. But I can tell you here in AZ we are seeing our highest new case numbers since this thing began. In March and April we averaged 150 to 250 new cases a day and we are now up around a thousand new cases a day. 1127 yesterday and nine hundred something today, and higher death totals. It has moved gradually upwards through May. Now AZ is just one state, but I've noticed Florida totals are high and peripatetic.

This prediction isn't based solely on the protests but the Memorial Day opening debacle and some states moving to Stage 2 of the reopening despite climbing case numbers.

You might have to read several books.

Craig Unger's book House of Trump, House of Putin goes way back to trace Trump's relationship with Russian underworld figures and some of his financial crimes.

There are several books focusing specifically on his financial crimes. Check out David Kay Johnston's recent books, especially The Making of Donald Trump. There's also the new book about Deutsch Bank, Dark Towers

For the sexual crimes, try All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy.

For all the recent stuff, The Apprentice, Fire and Fury, The Mueller Report and A Very Stable Genius are all good books, as is Woodward's Fear.

I really wanted to read Susan Hennessey's book Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office which I think gets into his abuse of office to destroy our institutions but haven't had a chance.

I know of no single volume that can encompass it all. And I'm sure more are coming. An avalanche, even.

Hopefully. Watching that video closely, with Chauvin adjusting his weight

to increase the pain and pressure on George Floyd's neck whenever he cried out, it's ridiculous to argue he lacked the time or foresight to form intent (premeditation), especially with Officer Lane warning him twice to turn Floyd on his side and bystanders narrating the entire thing and saying, "He can't breathe" and "He's not moving."

Joe and Mika need to hit back

with Katie Johnson, the thirteen year old.


“Katie Johnson” and “Jane Doe” are pseudonyms the woman used to sue Trump and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in California and New York federal courts three years ago, before Trump was elected president in 2016 and before authorities say Epstein hung himself in a jail cell in August while facing child sex trafficking charges.

According to the filings, “Johnson” was an aspiring model in 1994 when, after a string of unsuccessful meetings with agencies in New York City, she was at a Port Authority bus terminal getting ready to make her cross-country trip back home. Instead, a woman told Johnson how she could make money and modeling connections attending parties. It was at these parties—allegedly featuring other underage girls and wealthy guests—that Johnson says she was forced to sexually gratify the future president on four occasions, each one escalating in its described level of depravity.

Take the gloves off, guys.

I hope so

He's made good on a lot of threats too, for example shutting down the government in December 2018, sending troops to the border, and yanking our troops out of Syria and leaving the Kurds to be slaughtered by the Turks, and getting "his revenge" following the Impeachment trial in the senate by firing exceptional public servants, and declaring an emergency to build parts of his shitty wall, and blowing up a national monument here in Arizona to build it, and revoking Top Secret clearances from great patriots, and rolling back four decades of environmental protections, and so forth.

But of course I hope he's bluffing about this.

How extremely bizarre

One way that a Trump loyalist like Carlson could criticize Trump without actually criticizing him directly is to passionately argue that he's being poorly served by someone in his inner circle.

The peril in this approach is that Jared is extremely close to Trump; he's not disposable like some other Trump aides and advisors are. So this criticism is likely to infuriate Trump.

What trashy comments by Tucker Carlson across the board.

That trailer parks comment sounds like something Howard Stern would say to mock his MAGA listeners.

You'll LOVE this Twitter account

This is all they do: expose Identity Evropa members!


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Director of Activism for Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement Justin Wayne Peek giving a Nazi salute. You can read more about him here: <a href="https://t.co/EN9Y7C4eIl">https://t.co/EN9Y7C4eIl</a> <a href="https://t.co/qH7LMxaWDr">https://t.co/qH7LMxaWDr</a></p>— IdentifyEvropa (@Identify_Evropa) <a href="https://twitter.com/Identify_Evropa/status/1248336858037121024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 9, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hennepin County Coroner: Manner of death: Homicide


Hennepin County Medical Examiner releases autopsy of George Floyd.

Cause of death: Cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression

Manner of death: Homicide

Musadiq BidarVerified account
@CBSNews 2020 campaign reporter. Keeping an eye on VP Pence and California politics. Previously covered Iowa Caucus and CA primary.

This is why I didn't want to throw the Hennepin County Medical Examiner under the bus until we saw the actual report. The issue is the Complaint. The prosecutor did to the coroner what Barr did the Mueller report IMO.

Just a theory...

I really have no idea, but I was speculating that they might be trying to weaken one of the officers to testify against the others in exchange for lesser charges. They all took the fifth last week, but there might be a weak link in Officer Lane. He's the one that tried to get Chauvin to turn George Floyd on his side, twice, and he checked his pulse at some point. To get a cop to testify against other cops is very difficult, but it could have a tremendous impact.

Now maybe they could do all that after they arrest the officers. I don't think trying to drive a wedge between the cops necessarily has to be done prior to arresting them.

Of course, now they are ex-officers, and that might be relevant.

With Keith Ellison taking over, I don't think it will be long before we see other arrests.

As far as I know, not one of those officers has even given a statement about what happened that day or even filled out a report.

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