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With the Orange Obscenity out of the peoples house, I'll go back to calling him Dumbf [dumb fuck]

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Worth repeating: 'Before riot, Trump said 'we got to get rid' of Rep. Liz Cheney'

I am loathe to give Liz Cheney, or Darth, the benefit of the doubt on anything. Trump knowingly put LC's life at risk. Darth was sufficiently concerned that he rang to warn her. Forget principles - revenge is strong in the Cheney clan, as Matt Gaetz found out.

Before riot, Trump said ‘we got to get rid’ of Rep. Liz Cheney. Now she supports impeaching him.

... “We got to get rid of the weak congresspeople, the ones that aren’t any good, the Liz Cheneys of the world,” Trump said in the speech, singling her out as he urged the mob to march to the Capitol.

After being informed of the president’s tirade by her father, Cheney walked out on the House floor, still hoping to stop the effort backed by Trump to overturn the electoral college votes. Then she heard a mob banging on the chamber’s doors and a shot fired, and realized that an attempted insurrection was underway. She hustled to a secure location and later called Fox News.

“There is no question that the president formed the mob, the president incited the mob, the president addressed the mob,” Cheney told the network where she once worked and whose pundits had long supported Trump. “He lit the flame.”

The dramatic moments, recounted by a source familiar with them, led her to back impeachment. “The president could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence,” Cheney said in the statement. “He did not.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-house-impeach/2021/01/12/648c677a-54d2-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html

She hustled to a secure location Now that takes me back.

A classic 'Florida Man' video.

Philonise Floyd OpEd: This is what justice feels like.

can't find anything outside the paywall, yet

Philonise Floyd: For my brother George Floyd, this is what justice feels like

This is what justice feels like: gut-wrenching relief, exhaustion. It’s not sweet or satisfying. It’s necessary, important, maybe even historic. But only with the passage of time will we know if the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin is the start of something that will truly change America and the experience of Black Americans.

For the past two weeks, I have watched my brother George Floyd die over and over, thousands of times. The video testimony was hard to see. Now it is seared into my waking thoughts and my nightly sleep — what little sleep I get.

I watched as the strangers who stood on that street and saw George slowly, agonizingly die testified about how they pleaded for his life and felt guilty that they weren’t able to save it, sometimes sobbing through their words. They never thought they’d have to stand there and witness his soul leave its body. That included a 9-year-old girl with the word “love” on her shirt, who saw something no child should ever have to see. She will be forever changed by it. Those good people who were there with George at the end, when we were not, are also now part of our family.

saw tears on the faces of jurors who looked nothing like George or me as they listened to that testimony, and I felt bonds of humanity with them. In contrast to the jury that 66 years ago refused to convict the men who brutalized, maimed and killed Emmett Till, this jury took a decisive stand for justice. As much as this verdict is a vindication for George, it is for Emmett, too.

Over the past 11 months, my family has forged relationships with the families of so many other victims of brutality and over-policing — Breonna Taylor, Daunte Wright, Eric Garner. We are members of a tragic club that we never would have chosen for ourselves. Many of these victims have not had their day in court. This verdict is for them, too.
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This verdict is historic, but it shouldn’t be historic to punish people who do bad things, even if they wear a police uniform — especially if they wear a police uniform.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/21/philonise-floyd-chauvin-verdict-justice/

Lincoln Project: An Idea Called America

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Covid, January 6, Jim Crow II. Joe Biden did not choose it. The moment chose him.

538 re-rates Rasmussen Reports polls from C+ to B

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/

A blast from the past

Apple will let Parler back on the App Store

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN Business)Apple has approved Parler's return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday.

The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices.

The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple's platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler "has proposed updates to its app and the app's content moderation practices."

On April 14, Apple's app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch.

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/19/tech/apple-parler-app-store/index.html

AC/DC at their very, Very Best: Problem Child 1977 (live)

This is what the Lincoln Project call a 'blocking advertorial'.



To disaffected / former Republicans - do you really want to be associated with the mob? Keep away from this ugly chaos.

Mike Lindell's 'free speech social network' will ban posts that take the Lord's name in vain.

Let me be frank: Jesus H. Christ!

MyPillow CEO’s free speech social network will ban posts that take the Lord’s name in vain

Called Frank, the social network launches on April 16th

fter a public break with Facebook and Twitter, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell is getting close to the launch of a new conservative-focused social network, giving more detail on the project in a video posted online this week. Called simply “Frank,” the social network plans to open its doors to a limited set of users on April 16th.

Developed in the months since the 2020 election, Lindell has described the project as a combination of “print, radio, and TV,” offering both text posts and live stream capability. Perhaps the strangest promise is that conservative personalities will have significantly more followers on the fledgling network.

“People are going to have more followers,” Lindell said in a March interview with Steve Bannon, “10 times more followers.”

In the more recent video, Lindell explained that the new network would still moderate against profanity and threats of violence — setting it apart from previous right-wing platforms like Parler and Gab, which prided themselves on their refusal to censor offensive speech.

“You don’t get to use the four swear words: the c-word, the n-word, the f-word, or God’s name in vain,” Lindell says in the video. Instituting that policy will present a significant challenge to conventional automated moderation programs, which are adept at identifying specific strings of text but have no system to distinguish between devout and profane invocations of God.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383841/mike-lindell-social-network-frank-free-speech-conservative-censorship

I'm OK - more than OK with a blanket ban on the c-word, the n-word. The f-word?, context matters. As for 'Lord’s name in vain' - Would Bob Dylan pass muster?

Even Jesus would never forgive what you do

Quote those words to a RW 'evangelical' and see what happens. Seems like a 'neat' way to avoid discussions about hypocrisy.

Conclusion: it's a crock.

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched an investigation after an Australian couple were shocked to find a live poisonous snake in a bag of lettuce.

A juvenile pale-headed snake was found in a two-pack of lettuce which Alexander White and his partner, Amelie Neate, bought in an Aldi supermarket in Mosman, Sydney, on Monday.
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Check packaged lettuces carefully. Last night my son found a baby pale-headed snake in with his baby cos lettuce from Aldi," she posted on the Facebook group Mosman Living. She posted pictures of the poisonous reptile slivering over the lettuce leaves.

A snake handler from the non-profit Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) arrived to retrieve the animal, which was transferred to a heated container.

https://www.newsweek.com/venomous-snake-found-alive-inside-aldi-lettuce-bag-1583575


A pale headed snake
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