Tag:Riots

Update on the Tulsa Truck/Trailer Driving Through Protestors, (with poll).

I just saw the video in Lefty Coaster’s diary about the new Oklahoma law that indemnifies drivers in riot situations and I need to qualify...

Thousands want to run against the 57 senators

It’s been a month since the Capitol insurrection, but each day, news on what happened and who was involved prior to the riots continues to...

Federal judge releases woman who stole laptop from Speaker Pelosi’s office during Capitol riot

  Another Trump supporter who violently invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested this week only to be released shortly after. But in this...

A.G. (dis)Barr testifies that Portland protests have been “hijacked” except it’s not what you think

William Barr’s opening statement has been released and apparently anarchists abound as the Mueller report signaled a “bogus Russiagate scandal”. Hopefully House questioners will ask...

Trump couldn’t find it in himself to act presidential in a moment of national crisis. Again

Donald Trump spent a weekend of national unrest in a very Donald Trump way: hiding (in a bunker at one point) and sending angry tweets. Despite...

For First Time In History America Has A President* Without the Moral Authority Or Credibility To Heal Us

As the National Guard and local law enforcement attempt to enforce the 11:00 p.m. curfew mandated by the Mayor of Washington D.C., the Secret Service has Donald Trump tucked safely away in the bunker, the first time a president has sheltered there since 9/11. Anarchy reigns as protests continue for the sixth night. Trump is in silent running mode, except for his blasts into the ethernet on Twitter, denigrating Joe Biden and Democratic mayors and governors and blaming a loosely knit group known as Antifa for the riots. Trump is a one trick pony and being ugly is all he knows — which is truly tragic at a time when our country desperately needs the comforting presence of a calm hand at the helm of government. We will not get it from Donald Trump. Not tonight, not any night, not ever. It isn’t who he is. Washington Post: “The rioting in the streets has put an exclamation point on what this president cannot do: To bring people around and say we are all in this together,” said Tom Rath, a longtime Republican official and former attorney general in New Hampshire. “On his automatic transmission, there is one speed. It is not conciliate. It is not comfort. It is not forge consensus. It is attack. And the frustration right now is that nobody is in charge. Anarchy rules.” […] “Obviously the unrest and the anger is well justified,” said Al Cardenas, a Florida-based Republican strategist and a former chairman of the American Conservatives Union. “Hardly goes a week by when some white person, whether it’s a white supremacist or a racist law enforcement officer, does not kill a black person needlessly. … What the country needs and wants from the president, they’re not going to get. This president, I don’t believe, relates to the racism, relates to the pain. At least I haven’t seen it.” The White House should probably be renamed the Mad House. The New York Times is reporting that Trump kept walking around the West Wing asking advisers on Sunday whether he should give an Oval Office address and the response was no, because of the error-ridden coronavirus address he gave in March and how profoundly that backfired. He did manage to slip through this. “I’m going to win the election easily,” the president said. “The economy is going to start to get good and then great, better than ever before. I’m getting more judges appointed by the week, including two Supreme Court justices, and I’ll have close to 300 judges by the end of the year.” (So far he has confirmed about 200.) Not only a one trick pony, but one with a one track mind. It seems obvious that Trump’s advisers are trying to protect him from himself and do damage control for his reelection campaign. Those considerations don’t leave much room for giving the nation what it needs and so the obvious vacuum of leadership in this country becomes more obvious still, as the days tick by and a rattled Trump goes back and forth to his bunker. A few hours earlier on Saturday, Trump said on Twitter that demonstrators outside the White House on Friday night were met by Secret Service agents with “the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen,” a […]

The 1968 Chicago riot that everyone seems to forget

Fifty years ago last week, the Democratic Party held a convention in my hometown of Chicago and every August since it seems that someone, somewhere is doing a retrospective of that tumultuous ...

Russian actors involved in 2017 Charlottesville events

This has just been shown, so there will eventually be journalistic follow-ups and certainly fits with the activities of Russian attempts to foment civil unrest elsewhere in the US including the attempt to pit right and left activist groups against each...

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