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A century after a race massacre, Tulsa finally digs for suspected mass graves

Nearly a century after a brutal race massacre left as many as 300 black people dead, this city began to dig Monday for suspected mass graves from the violence.

A team of scientists, archaeologists and forensic anthropologists watched as a backhoe moved dirt from an 8-by-10-foot hole at the city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery, where ground-penetrating radar last year detected anomalies consistent with mass graves.

Several descendants of massacre survivors bore witness to the moment outside the graveyard’s wrought-iron fence, standing in a light rain after the work was briefly delayed by booming thunder and lightning. J. Kavin Ross, whose great-grandfather owned a business that was destroyed in the massacre, said he had waited a long time for this day.

“I’ve waited for this day for over two decades to find out the truth of Tulsa’s public secrets,” said Ross, a photojournalist and teacher in Tulsa who spent years of his own time interviewing survivors of the massacre. “A lot of people knew about it but wouldn’t tell about it.”

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum (R), who ordered the investigation reopened after a Washington Post story detailed the unresolved questions surrounding the violence, told reporters that he once thought it was incredible that there could be mass graves in Tulsa.

“You hear about mass graves in authoritarian regimes,” he said. “You don’t hear about them in the United States and definitely shouldn’t be hearing about them in Tulsa.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/07/13/tulsa-digs-mass-graves-race-massacre-oaklawn-cemetery/

Well, that's the thing. For minorities especially, the United States has been an "authoritarian regime" and continues to be one to this very day.

That's simply a fact.

Trump's FAILURE in one animated chart

Watch it to the end:

https://twitter.com/StevenTDennis/status/1282442536305426432

Now, as his abject failure to respond to the pandemic becomes more and more obvious, tRump turns to scapegoating Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC.

Essentially, Trump is saying today that the CDC is in cahoots with the doctors just to make him look bad.

Twelve signs Trump would try to run a fascist dictatorship in a second term

People have debated whether Donald Trump is fascist since he announced he was running for president. In 2015, Jamelle Bouie wrote in Slate that Trump, in his campaign speeches and Twitter utterances, exhibited seven of the 14 characteristics identified by the Italian novelist Umberto Eco in his defining essay “Ur-Fascism.” In 2016, the Georgetown professor John McNeill assessed Trump’s fascist tendencies on a scale of zero to four “Benitos,” after the father of fascism, Benito Mussolini. As an amateur, Trump fell short.

That was then. What about now? And, more important, what about the Trump of a potential second term in the White House?

On June 1, as demonstrators gathered and marched in Washington and around the country to protest the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, President Trump, in a brief speech in the White House Rose Garden, called for states to use the National Guard to “dominate the streets” and promised that if they didn’t, “I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.” Federal forces then used tear gas and stun grenades on peaceful protesters to clear a path for him to walk from the White House to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op with a Bible as prop.

“The fascist speech Donald Trump just delivered verged on a declaration of war against American citizens,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tweeted. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) — noting in an opinion column three days later that the president’s “attempt to use chaos to shred democratic safeguards and consolidate authoritarian power is deadly serious” — put it this way: “This is our own Reichstag fire and, yes, Trump is playing the role of would-be Fuehrer, proclaiming a ‘God-given signal’ to seize more power.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/fascist-dictatorship-trump-second-term/2020/07/10/63fdd938-c166-11ea-b4f6-cb39cd8940fb_story.html

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) of Texas is Scum.

Sorry, But I can't believe this Trump loving magat was ever given the benefit of the doubt just because of his valorous military service.

Here he is attacking fellow veteran Senator Tammy Duckworth:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas suggested to an online audience this week that Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois agreed with “the destruction of America,” adding his voice to a chorus of Republicans who have questioned the Democrat’s values since she suggested that protesters who opposed monuments to some of the Founding Fathers should be listened to.

“I think a general message that the left stands for the destruction of America, and the right doesn’t, probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones,” Crenshaw said in a Wednesday night “MAGA meetup” organized by the Trump campaign. “Because even liberal veterans probably don’t agree with that, unless you’re Tammy Duckworth.” The Washington Post obtained a video of the U.S. congressman’s remarks.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/09/rep-dan-crenshaw-questions-sen-tammy-duckworths-values-trump-campaign-meetup/

This after Democrats and Tammy Duckworth personally defended him over derisive public comments:

Crenshaw became widely known after being mocked by a TV personality. Shortly before the 2018 election, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson made fun of Crenshaw’s eyepatch, joking that he looked like “a hit man in a porno movie” and mock-apologizing because Crenshaw “lost his eye in war, or whatever.” That comment sparked a national controversy, with politicians from both major parties condemning Davidson — among them, Duckworth.


From now on, don't give this Trump-loving, MAGAt spewing racist a free pass.

Masks will be required indoors and outdoors in New Jersey when social distancing isn't possible

Source: Washington Post


New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced that he will sign an executive order making masks mandatory indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible. (Tariq Zehawi/AP)

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced that he will sign an executive order requiring residents to wear masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible.

"If you can't socially distance, [a mask] is going to be required," he said in a Wednesday interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Murphy said a group of people not social distancing could receive a warning but noted that the order will be hard to enforce.

The order comes as other states report staggering surges in coronavirus infections.

"We've gone through hell in New Jersey," Murphy said. "We've lost over 13,000 people. We've brought our numbers way down. We can't go through that hell again."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/08/coronavirus-live-updates-us/#link-KOHHE32P7NBJTDDXEQZRZQHNCU



As more and more data shows covid-19 can be spread in undetectable tiny aerosols that can hang in the air for extended periods, TRUMP actively opposes any attempt to promote the only defense... wearing a mask.

A sane president would not only be promoting mask use, but would be bending heaven and earth to provide all Americans with high quality N-95 masks that are capable of filtering out such small aerosols.

Trump's actions and inactions are literally killing people.

Trump brother sent to die alone. Toxic family values.

https://twitter.com/mviser/status/1280541447884886018

Yeah, Donald Trump, instead of going with his brother (whom he claims to love so much) to the hospital, went to see a movie.



Trump undercuts Medical Experts AGAIN!

https://twitter.com/DavidNakamura/status/1280858743807361026

Trump is literally killing people with this type of shit.

In a better world, his actions would have him in jail for endangering public safety.

How United Are Democrats? A 96-0 Data Point Offers a Hint

Polling shows Biden is not facing any serious defections from his left flank.


Democrats who said Elizabeth Warren, right, was their top choice to be the Democratic nominee are now backing Joe Biden against President Trump, 96 percent to 0 percent. That’s an even bigger margin than among those who backed Mr. Biden during the primary.

Joe Biden has emerged from a contested Democratic primary with surprising party unity and without any serious threat on his left flank, according to New York Times/Siena College polls of the six battleground states likeliest to decide the presidency.

Over all, voters in the battleground states who said Bernie Sanders was their top choice for president said they backed Mr. Biden over President Trump, 87 percent to 4 percent. If there was a Bernie-or-Bust movement, it has either faded with the conclusion of the Democratic race, or it never existed in serious numbers in the battleground states.

Mr. Biden commands even more significant support from voters who supported Elizabeth Warren in the primary. The Democrats who said she was their top choice to be the Democratic nominee backed Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump by a staggering margin of 96 percent to 0 percent — even wider than Mr. Biden’s 96-1 lead among those who said he was their top choice in the Democratic primary.
...

Remarkably, the challenge Mr. Biden faces from the party’s left is difficult to distinguish from the challenge he faces from the center. Together, the supporters of Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar back Mr. Biden by 87-6. But these voters represent a smaller share of the Democratic electorate than the supporters of Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders, and few would argue that Mr. Biden faces any serious challenge among moderate Democrats.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/upshot/democrats-united-poll-election.html

Excellent!

In November we ALL will toss Trump in the dumpster.



Biden, DNC Sync Operations... Good!

https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/1280459016158826496

https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/1280461124056633347

I say this as a person who supported Warren and Sanders in the primary, the Biden campaign has been the most professional and organized thru out this election cycle. Not perfect, but still the best run.

I am enheartened that people of Howard Dean's stature in the party recognize and endorse how well the Biden campaign and the DNC are working together to toss Trump in the garbage bin of history.




Did Bloomberg lie to us all?

https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/1280511046487244802

Good question.

https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/1280511453473263629

Well, Bloomberg still has 4 months to make good on his promise to spend 1 billion dollars to defeat Trump.
Honestly, he should get moving on that.

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