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humphrey

The MSM has plenty of blame with regards to the situation we are in.

Look at the coverage of Hong Kong and here. In Hong Kong and elsewhere it is classified as protests while here it is considered riots. Go figure?

Meanwhile we are left with a choice of racist Trump or dementia Joe who remains hiding in his basement.

With its biased coverage or non coverage (ie. blackout)of the primary Bernie who was the only one with actual solutions was forced to withdraw.

It is a sad state of affairs.😥😕

humphrey

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humphrey

Brute force is not what I would call a solution!

polarbear4
polarbear4

Should’ve had them out distributing food cleaning up hotel rooms for people that need them, stuff like that, along time ago.

wi62

Very passionate interesting speech by the mayor of Atlanta, She’s light years ahead of Trumpcorp in showing some leadership by an elected official

humphrey

Not everyone is impressed by the Atlanta mayor.

magsview

Yah, I”m not feeling her response, nor the framing of the protesting as rioting. Especially with at least one outed provacateur, all the undercover police, and the outsiders coming in causing trouble.

Who is that Caleb Hull guy?

wi62

Not sure who he is, just listened to the speech and used the link provided. She did make some good points but not a fan of the CNN crap by any measure.

magsview

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

Thank you!

EyeRound
EyeRound

Well, you can see why Keisha is Mayor of Atlanta:

“Go home! You have defaced the CNN Building! Go home!”

Privately owned property has always been worth waaay more than human beings in this wonderful country of ours.

What America needs now is a black woman law-and-order politician, like Keisha. Maybe she can pre-empt the law-and-order Trump vote, ya think?

This Mayor has got no words, I mean no words, for how we end racism in this country. The BS about how deeply she empathizes with George Floyd is, coming from a political actor, wrong-headed and unintentionally superficial, and possibly sarcasm parading as sincerity.

Makes Kamala look like a serious thinker.

Sorry to be so strident in this remark, but I hate to see the system co-opting and winning again and again.

wi62

Wasn’t thrilled with that part of her speech at all but did have other points that made some sense.

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

I’ve heard a lot of talk about outside agitators, facilitating the violence and property destruction. Funny thing… the police are using this as an excuse to repress everyone, but none of the agitators is ever arrested. Almost as if this was the plan all along.

humphrey

Our foreign policy is in shambles. And it not just Trump who is to blame.

orlbucfan

That has been going down since Vietnam. Now, the stupidest of the stupid aka the fringe right is in charge. Big trouble is getting set to blow worldwide.

orlbucfan

T and R, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 It doesn’t look good for the SpaceX launch today. 80-100% storms predicted. We shall see. Supposedly, the fat orange idiot and his dimwit VP are down here. tRump can always put Pence up at one of his properties and charge taxpayers for the cost. If the launch is scrubbed.

wi62

Any possibily of putting those two in the rocket and set course to deep space? 🙂

wi62

BTW Musk can afford to replace the rocket used for this. 🙂

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

Roped to the outside, even?

humphrey

Some might call this harsh but it is not far from being true.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

i recall going to many a demonstration in the late 60’s early 70’s when the chant in opposition to police authority and sorry-assed politicians was, “oink, oink, …” The police were called pigs and the politicians were accused or “oinking in the face of the people.” Lolol… I thing the term was started by the Panthers.

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

Corporatists and oligarchs fit that term nicely, as well.

wi62

Lots of Narratives being pushed by the media, Mn gov says 80% of protestors from out of state, other MSM saying our groups comitting vandalism in the name of Floyd to push their underlying adjenda’s so the people protesting for justic for Floyd get the blame for the arson and vandalism and so it goes. Safe to say their will be a ton of articles to decide these narratives and for us here to offer opinions. The only thing I can say for sure that thanks to “live” media coverage the narrative of only POC cause vandalism and loot stores during a riot was shown to be false cant dispute the videos. Plenty of videos, from the guy banging on the glass with his skateboard at the CNN, to white women going thru the Target with shopping carts like a normal day of shopping taking what they wanted. The dumbest crook award has to go to the black car at the stop n go that were taking shelves right out of the store and dumping it into their trunk!!! Their license plate was in full view for the owner to get and press charges at least for one crook. The Yuge question is Will anything change??? Or will this be like the mass shootings? Thoughts and prayers offered by various politicians and watch as police union lawyers get delays in the trial to let time pass so that the media moves on to the next shiny story. Then you will get a half assed effort by the local prosecutor and the local jury that almost always side with the “Blue shield” rule of law. Meanwhile the family of the murdered victim gets little if any real justice… I’ll be very surprised if any politician at the local, state or national actually do anything. It seams that its OK for police to be judge, jury and executioner in the USA especially if its a POC.

polarbear4
polarbear4

it’s a hard thing. the arrests and the covid may cause lasting harm and death. and yet the statement—saying that enough really is enough—is vital and gives hope. if we could get millions to march all at once through every big city….

jcitybone

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/30/george-floyd-killing-us-politics-trump-biden#maincontent

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered divergent responses that point to an even more divisive political debate on race relations and between Democrats and Republicans playing out in the months ahead.

The president, in a tweet in the early hours of Friday, warned that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. Later on Friday the former vice-president in a video address called for national unity and serious police reform, saying: “This is no time for incendiary tweets. This is no time to encourage violence. This is a national crisis, and we need real leadership right now.”

Shortly afterward at a separate press conference in the Rose Garden where the president seemed poised to follow up and further address Floyd’s death and the riots, Trump instead announced that the US would withdraw from the World Health Organization.

He did not mention the riots or Floyd’s death.

Meanwhile, Biden revealed he had already spoken to Floyd’s grieving family and spoke emotionally of the shock at his killing and society’s racial problems. “We’re a country with an open wound. None of us any longer can hear the words ‘I can’t breathe’ and do nothing,” he said.

The wildly different responses by the two men battling for the White House under the ongoing cloud of the coronavirus pandemic has left party leaders unsure of what exactly the final months of the presidential election will now look like.

But leaders and strategists agree on one thing: the months ahead are likely to be a bareknuckle brawl over what the most pressing problems facing the US are.

The lack of anything close to a unified national response highlights the frustration people are feeling, said Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes.

“People are frustrated and rightfully so. There’s a lot of righteous anger out there and a lot of it is from being ignored, not taken seriously and the allowing of these types of things to continue,” Barnes said. “What it feels like is that it’s desensitized people, and I think that it has in a way.”

That’s only exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, argued the Democratic activist Abdul El-Sayed.

“Look, the police have been executing black men in this country for a long time. We’re just now understanding it in the last five to 10 years because everybody’s got a camera in their pocket,” El-Sayed said. “I think people are sick of it but then it’s not just that, it’s the fact that you look at Covid-19, which has been the story for the past four months, rightly so, 100,000 lives lost. Those lives are disproportionately black folks’ lives. As a function of the same exact structural forces that have allowed black people to be executed by law enforcement.”

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

I can’t praise Biden. Racist is racist, there is no matter of degree.

jcitybone

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/trump-vicious-dogs-protests-george-floyd-spread-country.html

After a night of chaos as protests erupted late into the night in more than 30 cities across the United States amid anger over the killing of George Floyd, President Donald Trump did not seem to be in a conciliatory mood on Saturday. In a four-tweet thread, Trump warned that the protesters who had gathered outside the White House Friday night “would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen,” if they had managed to breach the White House fence. Trump also praised the Secret Service officers that confronted the protesters who gathered at Lafayette Park Friday night as the White House was placed under lockdown. The president also dismissed the hundreds of people who gathered outside the White House Friday, saying they had “little to do with the memory of George Floyd.”

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EyeRound
EyeRound

“. . .and his Greek chorus. . .” Such a fitting metaphor!

The Chorus was the people of the City.

Obama as the “hero” in the Greek tragedy–the beautiful princely destroyer of the City.

Yes to Briahna!

wi62

You have a chance to elect the one politician that truly would help with that problem and work for all of us but You and other POC backed Byedone instead….

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

You can’t blame the southern red states that made (not elected, since these primaries were such a farce) Biden the DNC candidate. It’s about the structure that was designed and placed to do that. Why on earth should a bunch of southern red states be choosing the Democratic candidate for president, anyway??? The process is inherently skewed to favor the most conservative of candidates.

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