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McConnell and Cheney are now pro-mask. I bet the calculation was that not wearing masks

was a wedge issue not working in the GOP's favour. So they are trying to blur the sharp edges of the issue and erase the wedge. Took the pandemic to hit the South to get them to do it. If they cared about people they would have done it earlier and would be for things like great healthcare for Americans.

And for god's sake was is this US policing meme of the last decade where

people with any smarts-high IQ should never be hired as local police? Police need to think on their feet, excel at spatial reasoning, strive for improvement of their profession and verbally negotiate tricky situations to defuse........ oh i see. It must be a right wing thing to keep racial peace and equality from happening. The right wing does **** like that. It is structural. A smart person might blow the whistle on bad cops in their midst...oh wait cell phones came along and did it anyhow.

Is the world going to be saved from authoritarians by the youth? First George Floyd protests

that last a month. Now teens and KPOP fans trolled the ticket numbers for Trumps rally. Black youth would not stand for Trump's overt racism and tolerance of dangerous policing faced by poc. Other youth joined in. Maybe Trump playing footsie with Kim Jong Un did not go over well with young people in Korea. Their lives are all on the line in each case. Maybe the internet savy youth will save us all. Maybe they are more powerful than bots and Russians. And who can forget the Majory Stoneman Douglass kids on gun issues or Greta Thunberg. This is their time.

Does the right want knee jerk reactors as police rather than people who can

think on their feet? The better to keep the police in the fold of the right as they lower wages and crash relations with the people in more poverty who see more crime. Is it "skinny policing" that serves to make everything not upper middle class - shitty?

He'll always have Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville on August 27.

Exactly 6 decades to the day of that attack on african americans. Who is doing the historical research in the WH? Is Stephen Miller scheduling poetically?



Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

Advocates panned the new rules, which were released on the 4th anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting




The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policythat protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The move — long sought by some of President Donald Trump's supporters in the conservative Christian community — is the latest effort by Trump to mobilize his religious base amid criticism over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.


The new Trump administration rules reverse an Obama policy that banned health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients and women seeking abortions. The Obama administration had issued the first-time protections for LGBTQ patients under a nondiscrimination clause in the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns from advocates these patients had a harder time accessing necessary care,

The Trump administration overhaul, which had been years in the making, came against warnings from health care groups that the rollback could make it easier for hospitals and health care workers to discriminate against patients based on their gender or sexual orientation. It also was panned by advocates who noted that the rule was released on the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured.


Trump showed his leadership style. Black americans showed theirs over

the years since Obama was elected and since Trump has been in power. The people are going with the 'shared humanity' style of african americans.
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