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Another young Black man killed by police (Vancouver, WA)

You have to read down 1/2 way through the article through the article to find out that he was Black, apparently unarmed, and that “roughly 25 officers wielding guns and/or riot shields” murdered him. He was the boyfriend of a close friend's daughter (she's 20 years old).

"...there was a Black man in the parking lot, “just hopping around, looking worried.” Officers pulled up and exited their cars with guns drawn and quickly fired.

“And all of a sudden we just start hearing ‘pop pop pop pop,’” he said. “We didn’t understand how fast it happened.”

The man who was shot “looked really scared” as police arrived. The man appeared to have his hands in his pockets, and the shooting felt nearly “instantaneous."


I don't have any details on what may have caused so many police to show up in riot gear, but a lone man in a parking lot being met by 25 police in riot gear seems cause for scrutiny, and not just an internal police investigation.

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/10/clark-county-officers-shoot-person-near-vancouver.html

Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:44 AM (3 replies)

Cornyn says he broke with Trump on deficit, border wall, but kept opposition private

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

..the senior Republican senator from Texas, who is being challenged by Democrat MJ Hegar, said he chose to work on those disagreements with the president’s staff in private discussions, rather than by publicly voicing his opposition.

Although polls show Cornyn with a small lead over Hegar, both candidates are vying for undecided voters during an extraordinary election season in which many once-solid Republican public office seats are now in reach for Democrats.

Cornyn initially described his relationship with Trump as “maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.”

“But when I have had differences of opinion, which I have, (I) do that privately,” Cornyn said. “I have found that has allowed me to be much more effective, I believe, than to satisfy those who say I ought to call him out or get into a public fight with him.”

Read more: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article246503045.html



What an incredibly misogynistic way of saying "I'm a coward". I sincerely hope Hegar runs with that.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:15 PM (20 replies)

Glenn Kirschner on Lawrence tonight talking about how many years tRump is facing in PRISON

He said he's had many defendants "that reminded me of Donald Trump", who'd committed literally dozens of crimes. Often they were facing so many years in prison, that Kirschner had to just focus on the big time crimes, because after all, "you can only imprison a man for but one lifetime".

Based on his 25+years as a prosecutor, he summarized what tRump is probably facing:

-Federal tax evasion: 5 years PER occurrence, which could be sentenced consecutively
-NY State tax fraud/evasion could be a misdemeanor, or could bring up to 25 years in prison
-Obstructing congressional inquiries
-Witness tampering, including Marie Yovanovitch
-Zelensky
-Tens of thousands of involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide applications based on willfully exposing people to and misleading them about coronavirus



Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Oct 9, 2020, 10:41 PM (5 replies)

Maybe "the fly" was actually a transmitter giving Pence answers????

https://www.reddit.com/r/ContagiousLaughter/comments/j74omi/the_fly_that_landed_on_mike_pences_head_during/

It's not like Pence had any dignity to lose...
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 10:14 PM (0 replies)

Debate thread #4

Well Pence is officially Gollum...there's a fly on his head who apparently smells the shit coming from his mouth
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 09:21 PM (54 replies)

Debate thread #3

I wish the moderator would stop him from taking up 30 extra seconds after every turn.

****Debate thread #4 starting, link below***
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214242627

Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:49 PM (113 replies)

Debate thread #2

Q-tip taking up more than his share of time, interrupting and not answering questions

Harris being her amazing and beautiful, eloquent self

*****Debate thread #3 started*****

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214241856
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:27 PM (110 replies)

Debate thread #1

Pence looks like a smug asshole

Harris looks beautiful and serene


*******new thread started ******
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214241334
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:07 PM (194 replies)

Who's seen the movie "Dave" with Kevin Kline as the POTUS who faked his own death?

I feel like we're about to see a variation of that. * knows he's going to lose the election. If he does, he'll go to prison (and possibly get a polonium cocktail). Faking his own death might be his only chance to get while the gettin's good.

OK, yes I'm being a bit hyperbolic. But I wouldn't put anything past this guy.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Oct 2, 2020, 05:50 PM (14 replies)
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