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Rachel reporting now that Trump was behind plans to kill "Stars and Stripes"

"President Trump, for whatever reason, has been hell bent on killing it off, has been working on it all year. But today, he finally relented and said 'I'm going to make sure Stars and Stripes stays in existence'."

Also she broke custom and showed footage of Fox's coverage of Trump's "military are suckers and losers" scandal (with Fox essentially and totally confirming the validity of the entire story).
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 09:18 PM (7 replies)

Khizr Khan on with Joy

I freaking love this guy. He's passionate and yet reserved at the same time somehow. And also adorable.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 08:12 PM (6 replies)

WaPo and AP have already matched "huge chunks" of Atlantic story

Breaking on Nicolle's show.

Remember that story of the old man who choked and almost died at Mar a fuego, and Trump talking about how "disgusting" it was? That's why even his supporters KNOW that military hate-gate is 100% true.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 04:52 PM (7 replies)

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Trump

Source: Newsweek

In a tweet, the National Fraternal Order of Police, which represents over 350,000 members, made the announcement Friday.

The endorsement is the latest that the president, a staunch advocate for law enforcement, has received recently from police-related organizations as he looks to defeat Democratic rival Joe Biden in the upcoming November election. The support came amid nationwide protests in the last few months about systemic racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis while in police custody.

In July, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) gave its stamp of approval for the president. In a statement, NAPO President Michael McHale wrote: "Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and women on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many."

The following month, the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, also backed Trump. "Many times, people say that a union like ours, law enforcement groups, give endorsements," NYC PBA President Patrick Lynch told Trump during an appearance at the president's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "Not in the New York City PBA, sir. In the New York City PBA, sir, you earn the endorsement and you've earned this endorsement. I'm proud to give it."

Another law enforcement union in New York, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, gave Trump an endorsement.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/fraternal-order-police-endorses-trump-president-positions-himself-law-order-candidate-1529785



I guess this is what we're down to. Do we want a police state or not?
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:22 PM (75 replies)

Schumer announces investigation into Postal Service policy changes

Source: CNN

Speaking Sunday to reporters in New York City, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a three-member subcommittee of the US Postal Service's Board of Governors tasked with investigating the USPS' policy changes ahead of the November election.

The subcommittee, which consists of two Democrat appointees to the board and one Republican, is expected to issue a public report within two weeks outlining how the USPS will ensure the timeliness of election mail and other critical services, Schumer said.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy affirmed to lawmakers last week that he would suspend policy changes at the USPS until after the November election.

"Frankly, no one really believes him," Schumer said Sunday.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/23/politics/schumer-postal-service-investigation/index.html



the two-week window for the report was to "give us enough time to put the correct actions in place so that the elections will be held fairly."
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Sun Aug 23, 2020, 04:01 PM (26 replies)

Now is the time to switch to online bill pay (if you haven't already done so)

Calling on everyone I know to switch to paperless (online) systems. Save trees, reduce strain on the USPS!

-Checking and savings account statements
-Insurance (auto, home, renters, health etc.)
-Bill pay (utilities, credit cards, auto payments, insurance etc.)
-ID cards (memberships, insurance)
-Email your state, local and federal reps and ask them to stop sending you junk mail and send email or texts instead
-If you get paychecks, SSI, food and other government assistance in the mail, see if you can switch to auto deposits

Other ideas?
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Wed Aug 19, 2020, 04:52 PM (17 replies)

She threw "it is what it is" back in Rump's fugly face!!

describing his total inability to feel empathy and be what this country needs, no matter how hard he tries. "it is what it is".

I'm really glad she mentioned Joe's stutter too. He's got an actual disability, unlike agent orange, who's just an idiot.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:01 PM (6 replies)

❤❤❤❤❤ Michelle ❤❤❤❤❤

Looking fantastic and sounding passionate.
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 10:46 PM (9 replies)

Congratulations to Joe Biden's VP pick!!!

Lawrence stated tonight that Biden's vetting team has disbanded. we'll probably know who she is by this time tomorrow. Whoever she is, I'm beyond thrilled!

People say the VP pick is not consequential. In normal general election years I would tend to agree, with certain notable exceptions. (Look at the boost of excitement Palin brought to the McCain ticket before the world found out live on TV that she's dumb as a bag of rocks.)

What I do hope is that part of the reason the VP pick is taking so long is that Team Biden is considering rolling out members of his cabinet at the same time he announces the VP pick (or shortly thereafter). And that many of those cabinet choices are the same women from the VP short-list. (Instead of Romney's tone-deaf "binders full of women", we could have...dare I hope...a CABINET Full of women! Women with experience! Women of color! Women who know how to work together! Women who represent half of this country and should represent at least half of our elected and administrative officials!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! (Howard Dean scream)!!!
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Aug 10, 2020, 10:48 PM (19 replies)

Just spoke to another Trumphumper who won't be voting in November

Here's another anecdotal story of a formerly rabid trump supporter who's planning to stay home this voting cycle.

The guy, whose actual name is White, is childhood friend of my spouse. (They grew up in an entirely white, conservative, private community in the northeast. My spouse is one of the few liberals from that area.) In 2016, Mr. White was completely over-the-the top about trump. Literally every social media exchange from him ended with "Trump 2016!". Over the past 4 years, this public cheerleading has steadily ratcheted down.

Yesterday the two old friends spoke on the phone for over an hour. White's words were heartening: "Trump is a liar, everybody knows it", he said. He lamented that "all politicians are the same", and that he'd hoped that as an "outsider", trump would be different.

Now, stopping short of calling trump out for being the corrupt monster that he is, it was clear that he's disappointed in his former champion's performance. When asked how he'd vote in November, he replied "I guess I'll probably just skip the elections this time".

Every little bit helps!
Posted by flibbitygiblets | Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:14 AM (22 replies)
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