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Benny

‘Reeks of hate.’ Politicians condemn effigy of Beshear hung at KY Capitol protest

Kentucky politicians from both major political parties spoke out Sunday against an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear that was hung in a tree at the Capitol in Frankfort during a protest.

The Patriot Day 2nd Amendment Rally was held Sunday afternoon at the Capitol with the aim of getting people to “be more like the original American Patriots who would not stNotand for their God-given right to protect themselves and their loved ones to be taken away by tyrants,” according to a Facebook group created for the event.

Pictures and videos taken during the protest by the Courier-Journal and others show an effigy of Beshear that was hung in a tree along with a sign that read “Sic Semper Tyrannis.”

“The act that was displayed on Capitol grounds today, near where the governor and his young children live, was wrong and offensive,” Crystal Staley, a spokeswoman for Beshear’s office, said in a statement. “This type of behavior must be condemned. As Kentuckians we should be able to voice our opinions without turning to hate and threats of violence.

“Put simply – we are and should be better than this.”

State Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, was among the first to speak out Sunday.

This is a new low and it is disgusting and wrong. I wish I were more surprised but this vitriol comes from the top. I hope Republican leaders join me in condemning violent threats against any elected official. https://t.co/BS9WlWzmxN

— Morgan McGarvey (@MorganMcGarvey) May 24, 2020

Nothing like a little theater of the absurd on Memorial Day weekend.

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Benny

Benny

Click on the tweet to hear/see the video. The embeds no longer show up for me. Do you birdies see the video embed?

bernin
bernin

Yes, I can see photos and videos embedded in the tweets in all my browsers.

If you only see tweets as text, with no images, it might be:

— you have an Ad Blocker extension, and one of the settings in the Ad Blocker is doing it. (Although I have Ad Blockers and they aren’t doing that.)

— if you’re using Firefox, a setting under Privacy is set to turn off “tracking content”.

— you have an old version of Internet Explorer

— you could also just refresh the page and see if it shows up.

Does that help?

orlbucfan

Thanks bernin. Hope you and yours are having a fun and safe Holi-day. 🙂

bernin
bernin

Thanks, you too! Just hanging out in the backyard, but it’s a beautiful day 🙂

Benny

That did help! Thank you! (it was the ad blocker ext)

bernin
bernin

Great!

polarbear4

i see it. 😘

orlbucfan

Yes. I see it.

Benny

Trump threatens to move Republican National Convention from N.C. if arena can’t be full

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump’s tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper moved the state into a second phase of gradual reopening by loosening restrictions on hair salons, barbers and restaurants. But he said the state must continue to closely watch virus trends and has ordered indoor entertainment venues, gyms and bars to remain closed for several more weeks.

“Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed… full attendance in the Arena,” Trump tweeted Monday.

…made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
He added that Republicans “must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced…to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site.”

Cooper’s office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the tweets.
In an interview Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Vice President Mike Pence noted convention planning takes months and praised the reopening strides made by Texas, Florida and Georgia — all states with Republican governors.

“What you hear the president saying today is just a very reasonable request of the governor of North Carolina. We all want to be in Charlotte. We love North Carolina,” Pence said. “But having a sense now is absolutely essential because of the immense preparations that are involved, and we look forward to working with Governor Cooper, getting a swift response and, if needs be, if needs be, moving the national convention to a state that is farther along on reopening and can say with confidence that we can gather there.”

A week ago, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel asserted on a call with reporters that the convention slated for Aug. 24-27 would be held at least partly in person. She said the party enlisted a medical adviser and was consulting with the Charlotte mayor and the governor.

Trump is good at garnering headlines to bounce away from other issues.

orlbucfan

Only cos so many Americans are vidiots. Sad situation.

polarbear4

Benny

polarbear4

Benny

orlbucfan

👍👍👍👍👍👍 Primaries aren’t finished yet. 🕊🕊
18 states, etc. left to vote. Will the DNC let them weigh in?

polarbear4
polarbear4

Oregon is shameful, and honestly, unbelievable

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

It’s tough to justify voting for someone who has taken himself out of the running. I will be voting for Bernie in NY, but that’s me. Most people like to go with the winner. They aren’t thinking about convention delegates, or influence. And they certainly aren’t thinking about the DNC cutting off climate debate at the behest of big oil.

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

No progressive is every going to win big until there is a competitive Progressive Party up and running and able to threaten the status quo. The oil industry is not only unsustainable due to climate change, it has collapsed under its own weight and greed. How is that a business model worth revering and sustaining and artificially propping up into the future? If the Democrats aren’t addressing climate change then nobody is.

Benny

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