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Stone Mountain Park in Georgia closes ahead of white nationalist rally, counterprotest

Source: nbc news


A far-right group applied to hold a large rally at Stone Mountain Park, home to the largest monument to the Confederacy. The permit was denied, but some groups said they would gather anyway.
Protesters rally against racial inequality in Stone Mountain

Aug. 15, 2020, 10:17 AM CDT
By Minyvonne Burke

Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known for its giant rock carvings of Confederate leaders, closed to the public Saturday over concerns about a planned white nationalist rally and counterprotest.

The city of Stone Mountain, about 25 miles northeast of Atlanta, announced the closure in a tweet on Friday.

"The City of Stone Mountain is anticipating and preparing for at least two opposing groups of protesters whose intentions are to demonstrate at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Stone Mountain Park has made the decision to close the Park on this day," the city said.

Opposing groups meanwhile faced off in the city's downtown on Saturday morning, according to NBC affiliate WXIA in Atlanta. A video showed people chanting "Go home, racists, go home."...........................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/stone-mountain-park-georgia-closes-ahead-white-nationalist-rally-counterprotest-n1236865











https://twitter.com/MauraSirianni/status/1294632404586508289?s=20

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/stone-mountain-park-georgia-closes-ahead-white-nationalist-rally-counterprotest-n1236865
Protest signs are held up in front of the Confederate Monument carved into granite at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Ga., on June 16, 2020.Dustin Chambers / Reuters file





Trump: "What's better .......?

those are NYPD officers he is speaking to!!




President Trump: "What's better -- 'Sleepy Joe' or 'Slow Joe'?"

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1294499307631017985?s=20

Postal service seen hauling mailboxes away in trucks as Trump's pick to lead USPS makes controversia

Source: independent



Postal service seen hauling mailboxes away in trucks as Trump's pick to lead USPS makes controversial changes before election

USPS says removing mailboxes 'shouldn't affect people at all' as residents warn they are losing access to no-contact mailing options amid the coronavirus pandemic

11 hours ago


New reports of US Postal Service workers hauling away mailboxes in flatbed trucks and locking shut convenient drop slots have caused widespread concerns among Oregon residents about mail-in voting during the presidential election in November.

Photos that spread across social media in recent weeks showed truck beds stacked with dropbox mailboxes — large, blue Postal Service boxes in which mail can be dropped off on the side of the road without having to visit a Post Office.

The Postal Service confirmed some mailboxes have been removed from neighbourhoods in recent weeks, The Oregonian reported, with residents in Eugene and Portland alerting the local newspaper their access to contactless USPS mailing options have become increasingly limited just ahead of the crucial vote.

Ernie Swanson, spokesperson for the USPS, told the publication that “duplicate” boxes were being removed from regions with multiple collection boxes, alleging “first-class mail volume has declined significantly in the US, especially since the pandemic” and noting how that “translates to less mail in collection boxes”.

While the USPS spokesperson said the removal of some mailboxes “shouldn’t affect people at all”, residents said they were quickly losing access to ways they can send mail without potentially risking their health amid the coronavirus pandemic. .....................................................

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-post-office-mail-in-voting-fraud-boxes-louis-dejoy-a9670816.html



Sen Tester was on Maddow tonight who did an excellent segment on this issue.


https://twitter.com/markdelaneysays/status/1292277950809694208?s=20






Tester demands answers from postmaster general on reports of mailbox removals


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512031-tester-demands-answers-frompostmaster-general-on-reports-of-mailbox


By Jonathan Easley - 08/14/20 11:44 AM EDT


— 1h 34m ago


Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) this week sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy demanding answers about the removal of more than a dozen blue post office drop boxes across the state, as Democrats fear the Trump administration is seeking to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ahead of an expected surge in mail voting this November.

In his letter, Tester pointed to media reports and warnings from the Montana Postal Workers Union about the removal and planned removal of drop boxes.

“If true, this seems to be occurring without any transparency or communication with impacted Montanans,” Tester wrote.

“The United States Postal Service plays a critical role in America, and its services are needed now more than ever, particularly in our rural communities where local access to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential services are often limited to nonexistent. These reported actions would cause harm to those who rely on the USPS for the delivery of medicine and distribution of benefits.”

Tester said his office has received reports of drop boxes being removed from Bozeman and Lewistown and plans for removals in Billings. He asked DeJoy to respond to these reports by Aug. 18.............................



https://twitter.com/markdelaneysays/status/1292283598112874498?s=20


https://twitter.com/markdelaneysays/status/1294303887898210305?s=20



https://twitter.com/SonofBaldwin/status/1294350702865788928?s=20

Ingraham's quack "medicine cabinet" the way coronavirus is spread is from eating poop

Doc Oskoui says that the coronavirus is a virus that is predominately fecal spread not trough the air. --and masks won't help.







A member of Laura Ingraham’s quack “medicine cabinet” keeps saying that the main way coronavirus is spread is from eating poop


https://twitter.com/JohnnyHeatWave/status/1294300065843097606?s=20

CREW Requests USPS Records on Louis DeJoy's Conflicts

Glad to see this. Missed it earlier.


Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has financial interest in USPS contractors that reportedly exceeds $30 million, raising questions of conflicts of interest. And to date, the USPS has not released DeJoy’s ethics agreement. We’ve launched an investigation.

https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1294355684490973193?s=20



CREW Requests USPS Records on Louis DeJoy’s Conflicts


August 11, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has financial interest in USPS contractors that reportedly exceeds $30 million, raising questions of conflicts of interest. Additionally, DeJoy appears to continue to have unresolved conflicts with Amazon, a major USPS competitor. To date, the USPS has not released DeJoy’s ethics agreement, despite intense public interest in whether he will recuse himself from matters relating to those interests or whether he will divest them.

CREW has requested records from USPS asking for DeJoy’s ethics agreement, screening arrangement, and any other records related to his recusals or divestitures.

DeJoy is a Trump appointee who made over $2.2 million in political donations to the Republican National Convention and Trump campaign in 2016 alone. Given Trump’s continual bashing of voting by mail, DeJoy’s appointment raised concerns that he would implement measures that would make it harder for voters to vote by mail in November. These concerns have alarmingly manifested with recent reports that DeJoy administered policies that have slowed USPS operations—including mail delivery—and “reassigned or displaced” 23 USPS executives last week.

"Hobbling the US Postal Service is therefore illegal interference in an election."

Somebody--who has standing will have to file a lawsuit PRONTO!!



https://twitter.com/PeteButtigieg/status/1293962254975737858?s=20

@MontyBoa99
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20h
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@PeteButtigieg
Let's be clear: the Constitution grants the states sole authority to conduct federal elections. Hobbling the US Postal Service is therefore illegal interference in an election.

https://twitter.com/MontyBoa99/status/1294012233459150849?s=20

Republicans embrace a new type of insanity [QAnon] as rabid right-wing Christians fade away

whow. article says at least 20 Q folks are running for office. damn



Republicans embrace a new type of insanity as rabid right-wing Christians fade away


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/republicans-embrace-a-new-type-of-insanity-as-rabid-right-wing-christians-fade-away/



Published 19 hours ago on August 13, 2020

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon




Remember the “Left Behind” series,................

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White evangelicalism is in decline, but another movement is rising to take its place, a movement that scratches that same right-wing itch towards false piety and elaborate tribalist mythologies that are incomprehensible to outsiders: QAnon.

Yes, QAnon, the bizarre paranoid conspiracy theory that holds (more or less) that behind the scenes of observable reality lies a shadowy worldwide pedophile ring run by Democrats and prominent celebrities, and that Trump’s bizarre and self-serving authoritarian behavior is actually an elaborate ruse to hide his secret fight to destroy this elite child-abuse conspiracy.

QAnon has grown rapidly since it first emerged in 2017, morphing from an online conspiracy theory to an explosive political and cultural phenomenon, one that can probably be considered a cult — although it lacks leaders in any conventional sense. While there hasn’t been systematic research into how many Americans are QAnoners, an NBC News study earlier this month discovered that QAnon accounts on Facebook have more than 3 million followers.

An estimated 20 QAnon adherents are running for congressional office this year.
One of them, Marjorie Taylor Greene, just won a primary race for the Republican nomination in a Georgia district that is nearly certain to go red in November, in a landslide that suggests, at the very least, that her wacky beliefs didn’t scare off Republican voters. While some Republicans have publicly expressed reservations about Greene — who has apparently made racist comments and used sexist slurs — Donald Trump just called her a “future Republican Star”.

It’s a measure of our bizarre political climate that the Trump campaign sees QAnon as the future, but it’s hardly a surprise. Trump hasn’t been shy about courting QAnon followers, frequently retweeting its adherents (while later suggesting he doesn’t know much about it).
But this public endorsement of a QAnon candidate brings the public embrace of the movement to the next level. Now Trump’s campaign is publicly attacking at least one Republican congressman who committed the sin of criticizing QAnon, with Trump’s deputy communications director arguing that the “real” conspiracy theory is the Russian collusion story. (That’s actually true, even if Team Trump has the story upside down.)....................




Qanon believers at a rally/Screenshot

Seems Sen Susan Collins is concerned again..........




https://twitter.com/Sabrina_McDa/status/1294250837334687744?s=20

McSally: If DC and Puerto Rico become states GOP will "never get the Senate back again"

suck on it McSally--YOU are going down down down==with your pal dumpy trumpy



McSally: If DC and Puerto Rico become states GOP will "never get the Senate back again" http://hill.cm/s59F2bS

https://twitter.com/MikePerryavatar/status/1293670276086018049?s=20



McSally: Democrats would make DC and Puerto Rico states if they win Senate
By John Bowden - 08/11/20 04:58 PM EDT


Arizona Sen. Martha McSally (R) claimed Tuesday that Senate Democrats would move to pass statehood bills for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico should they retake control of the chamber in November.

In an interview with NBC News, the Republican senator speculated that Democrats would seek to make the nation's capital and Puerto Rico full U.S. states with Senate and House representation, a move she said would permanently prevent Republican control of the Senate.

"If they win the White House, the Senate, the House, they're already saying they're going to ram through the most radical agenda in American history," McSally said.

"There's so much at stake here. They're going to make D.C. and Puerto Rico a state and get four new Democrat Senators. We'd never get the Senate back again. And look, this is just the implications of this seat, the implications of this vote," the senator added.

'He is lying': Colorado election chief tears into Trump -- and debunks his lies about mail-in ballot

Source: raw story






Published 1 min ago on August 13, 2020


On Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold tore down President Donald Trump’s false claims about voting by mail.

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“President Trump is lying about vote by mail,” said Griswold. “Colorado has a very clean history of running great elections with vote by mail. We have safeguards in place to make sure we would catch any type of double-voting, including signature verification, rules about ballot collection, and a lot of other safeguards. But what is true is that there’s over 160,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. It’s thousands of times more likely for an American to pass away because of the coronavirus than any type of fraud.”
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“So, what do you do then if the USPS does not get the funding?” asked Burnett. “If he blocks that funding, then what do you do? Does that then put the sanctity of the election in question if it doesn’t get that funding?”


“Well, Colorado’s election model has built-in contingencies,” said Griswold. “We send out ballots three weeks before election day. And there’s hundreds of mail ballot dropboxes across the state … [but] I will tell you the president is going to all lengths to try to suppress the vote. The RNC is suing in Pennsylvania about dropboxes. It doesn’t matter what you do — they are coming with a lawsuit and lies to try to suppress turnout in November.”

Watch below:.........................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/he-is-lying-colorado-election-chief-tears-into-trump-and-debunks-his-lies-about-mail-in-ballots/






https://twitter.com/fawfulfan/status/1294074001971531778?s=20
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