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Supreme Court today 5/11/2020

9 a.m.

The first case the Supreme Court will hear Monday is about whether an Indian tribe retains control over a vast swath of eastern Oklahoma. The court tried to resolve it in 2018 but ultimately didn’t.



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I wonder if Roberts is going to use the Dawes Act, Indian Reorganization Act, or the Indian Relocation Act of 1956, so many others to choose from for the Manifest Destiny crowd........................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............

Leaked Obama Call: 'The Rule Of Law Is At Risk' With Barr's Flynn Fix "

Politics 5/11/20 4:31am Read time: 1 minute

I cannot emphasize to you enough how unusual it is for President Obama to speak out about the current administration. so to hear him say that, that is a really big deal," Reid said.

By Susie Madrak


"News of Flynn's "get out of prosecution free" card drew a scathing comment from the 44th president about the dangerous precedent that Barr has set," Joy Reid said yesterday. >>

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn. And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That's the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic, not just institutional norms, but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.
"That leaked audio is from a conference call President Obama held on Friday with former members of his administration. I cannot emphasize to you enough how unusual it is for President Obama to speak out about the current administration. so to hear him say that, that is a really big deal," Reid said.

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/leaked-obama-call-rule-law-risk-barrs

GOP lawmakers using virus to try to steal power from Democratic governors



By Associated Press -May 11, 2020 9:58 AM

Democratic governors in those states face lawsuits, legislation, and other moves by Republicans trying to seize control of the response to the virus.

Republican-controlled legislatures are increasingly trying to strip Democratic governors of their executive authority to close businesses and schools, a power grab by lawmakers that channels frustration over the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic but could come with long-term consequences for how their states fight disease.

The efforts to undermine Democratic governors who invoked stay-at-home orders are most pronounced in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, all three of which have divided government and are key to Donald Trump's path to reelection.

Democratic governors in those states face lawsuits, legislation, and other moves by Republicans trying to seize control of the response to the virus. All three states have also been hotbeds of right-wing protest pushing for a faster reopening.

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk. By pressing for a faster reopening and seeking to override their governors, Republicans are betting that Americans are ready to restart economic activity — even if that risks steady infection rates and death in the months leading to the November election.

https://americanindependent.com/gop-coronavirus-stay-at-home-orders-democratic-governors-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin-covid-19/

Well, when you see / read. and report that a crimnal enterprise running rough shod over the entire country, and "Dark Money" running governments and a US Supreme Court with there Federalist Society idea that money is free speech BS, and it is a human being just like a corporations are also a human being, because after all they can get a ballot and have a registration number and walk in to vote, this speaks volumes of having how a orange hair fascist traitor got elected and is leading and training little fascist traitors in state governments....................

Cartoon: Say Hi To Grandpa By Clay Jones -May 11, 2020 9:00 AM

To show just how stupid trump is............

Trump is freaking out about his failing poll numbers — so he’s officially launching his campaign against Biden

Published 1 min ago on May 10, 2020

By Sarah K. Burris



After a series of polls showing President Donald Trump was losing to former Vice President Joe Biden, the president’s campaign is launching a series of attack ads against Biden while Americans are continuing to die in the coronavirus crisis.

According to Axios, the COVID-19 “pandemic forced a pause, and a lighter touch, on Trump’s original attack plan against his presumed general election opponent, according to people familiar with internal conversations.”

“A lot of people have told the president to be careful, or risk seeming tone-deaf to the needs of the country right now,” said a Trump administration official.

Trump thought that he was about to run a campaign touting his strong economy, but with the worst economy since the Great Depression and Trump promising things would still be bad for the rest of the year but would be “great” by next year.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-is-freaking-out-about-his-failing-poll-numbers-so-hes-officially-launching-his-campaign-against-biden/

Trump is going to use some "snarky words like LunchBox Joe, or Nafta Joe..................whoooooo that going to hurt, we are just terrified .................I got a snarky response to you Trump and your campaign manger and team.................BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS 80,000+............. deaths and climbing and over 1.5 million infected Americans...............how's that for being snarky.........you own this absolute abject failure.....BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.......in not protecting this country, you are now officially a national security problem...............look no further than the military when you had the meeting with the Joint Chiefs at Camp David and they had no masks on............

JFK. A motorcade. A rifle. But this wasn't Dallas.

Published 10 hours ago on May 10, 2020
By History News Network



The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of the most over-analyzed events in American history, so much so that it is hard to believe there is anything new to learn about the most nerve-wracking confrontation of the Cold War. Yet Americans both then and now were unaware of how close history came to be altered by President Kennedy’s assassination, in, of all places, Springfield, Illinois, the home and final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, on October 19, 1962, four days into the missile crisis.

John F. Kennedy left the White House that October morning in order to divert the media from the fact that a crisis was unfolding in the Caribbean. The President kept a previous commitment to travel to Illinois to campaign for Democratic congressional candidates in the 1962 off-year election. In the interim, Kennedy instructed his ExComm – Executive Committee of the National Security Council – to come up with options to present to him upon his return to Washington.

Springfield’s hometown newspaper, the Illinois State Journal, reported that morning on the president’s impending visit, laying out in detail Kennedy’s schedule and his motorcade route, including a thorough account of whether a particular vehicle would contain Secret Service agents, some of whom were even mentioned by name. Kennedy’s first stop was a visit to the tomb of his martyred predecessor, Abraham Lincoln. On his way to the tomb, two men were spotted along the motorcade route with a rifle, after Kennedy’s motorcade had driven by, but before it was scheduled to return on the same route, some 30 minutes later. The Secret Service would later report that “a few minutes after the motorcade passed, an employee of the Illinois Department of Public Safety saw a rifle barrel with telescopic sight protruding from a second-story window.” Two men, brothers-in-law aged 20 and 16, were taken into custody. The report continued, “A .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a full box of .22 long rifle ammunition was seized.” Both men admitted “pointing the gun out the window on the parade route. However, they claimed that they had merely been testing the power of the telescopic sight to determine if it would be worthwhile to remove it in order to get a better look at the President when the motorcade returned. As there was no evidence to the contrary, and neither man had any previous record, prosecution was declined.” Two men, with a box of ammunition, who were apparently planning to share a telescopic rifle sight to “get a better look at the President.”

Had President Kennedy been killed or wounded, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who, as historian Sheldon Stern has noted, wavered between a hawkish position and a more conciliatory stance regarding the missiles in Cuba, would have faced an impossible situation. Knowing of the Soviet deception in Cuba, how much of a leap would it have been to assume that the president had been murdered as part of a larger effort by the Soviets to launch some type of surprise, coordinated attack? Evidence that Johnson might have responded with force after an assassination attempt on President Kennedy can be found in the secret recordings of the ExComm’s deliberations. At one point Johnson was asked by Secretary of State Dean Rusk whether the United States would be forced to respond militarily. Johnson noted, “I think you’re at that point,” since the public would likely demand action, and while “the President made a fine speech,” the public would want to know “what else have you done?” There was a “great feeling of insecurity” in the country, Johnson added.

Even if Johnson did not have evidence linking the Soviets or the Cubans to an assassination attempt, the American public might well have drawn that link, particularly after learning about the missiles in Cuba, and demanded a harsh response. Planning and conducting a state funeral, not to mention dealing with all the emotions surrounding the death of a young president, in the midst of the worst crisis of the Cold War would have compounded an already delicate situation beyond measure. It seems likely that Lyndon Johnson, unsure of himself in the foreign policy realm, would have followed the advice of the majority of Kennedy’s ExComm, and launched some type of attack.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/jfk-a-motorcade-a-rifle-but-this-wasnt-dallas/

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Tragically, while lessons may have been learned from the missile crisis, nothing was learned from the events in Springfield in October, 1962. Despite the fact that a rifle with a telescopic sight emerged from the upper floor of a building overlooking a presidential motorcade route, carrying a president who insisted on not being sheltered inside a protective bubble, presidential protection practices remained the same. In Springfield, the rifleman held his fire for whatever reason, perhaps waiting for the President’s return trip, or perhaps he was telling the truth about simply wanting to “get a better look” at JFK. Thirteen months later, under similar circumstances, after gunshots echoed throughout Dealey Plaza, some in the Secret Service must have wished that the episode in the shadow of Lincoln’s Tomb had been taken more seriously.

Stephen F. Knott is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College.

I kept thinking of the movie "Bombshell".......while she was ranting.................




Ainsley Earhardt Demands To Open Church In County With 900 COVID-19 Deaths: 'We Need Christ'

Politics 5/10/20 9:20 am Read time: 1 minute



Ainsley Earhardt Demands To Open Church In County With 900 COVID-19 Deaths: 'We Need Christ'

Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt argued on Sunday that churches in Michigan should reopen to celebrate Mother's Day even though the state is still under stay-at-home orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
By David


Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt argued on Sunday that churches in Michigan should reopen to celebrate Mother's Day even though the state is still under stay-at-home orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Earhardt spoke to her co-hosts from her New York home where she is locked down with her family.

"We're talking about churches wanting to get back out there, wanting to open up," Fox News co-host Pete Hegseth said. "What's your message to pastors, to people that want to be back in church."

"Oh, my goodness!" I miss our church. I miss our friends there. I miss our ministers and just the music and everyone being together."

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/ainsley-earhardt-demands-open-church




White House Economic Adviser Worries As Virus Spreads In West Wing: 'It's Scary To Go To Work'

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett revealed on Sunday that he fears going to work in the White House because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
By David



White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett revealed on Sunday that he fears going to work in the White House because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"Testing is a key component of it, but even testing doesn't remove all risks," Hassett told CBS host Margaret Brennan. "The interesting or sad thing about my dear colleague who was stricken with the coronavirus this week is that we were getting testing -- because we're close to the president every day -- and even with that, she tested negative one day and then positive the next day. And she's going to work in a community where people are being tested."

"This is a very, very scary virus," he added. "People are going to go back to work and they're going to be worried about things and it's going to take a while for things to get back to normal, I assume."

"When it comes to your work environment you just described," Brennan wondered, "do you wear a mask, are you going to continue to show up for work at the White House?"

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/white-house-economic-adviser-worries-virus

I have no sympathy for you dude, none...............you projected a data model that is being used by other psychopaths that are opening up there states for business..........and now you want people to know that your scared to go to fucking work.......................tell that to the 80,000+ plus families that have lost a loved one and going on 1.5 million that have tested positive ....................

So idiot, how does it feel with your data modeling now.........are you terrified................



Like any other sane person would feel.............I really have no sympathy for you.................. none............
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