Nina Turner was a guest on Tiffany Cross’ show yesterday.
.@ninaturner: My loyalty overall is to the people that I have served and that I will continue to serve, and not necessarily to a party… Working with people and being able to hold people accountable are too different things… Yes, I am a Democrat. #CrossTalkpic.twitter.com/t082WXBP63
i’m not sure how the news came in that day, probably on the radio since my new husband and I didn’t have a TV. I turned 20 in Houston, he at 27 in April. we had both marched against the war, but this was a new realization, a shock to so many.
<blockquote>To Lou Capecci, the crack of the national guard’s guns sounded like more of the same.
“It was pretty common to have demonstrations every day. The national guard had been on campus for a few days. They would shoot tear gas into the middle of the crowd and people would throw it back at them. Then we heard the shots and at first everybody kind of shrugged their shoulders and thought more tear gas,” he said.
But the young student at Kent State University in Ohio was mistaken.
Fifty years ago today, 28 soldiers opened fire on anti-Vietnam war demonstrators, letting loose 67 bullets in just 13 seconds. Four students were killed, nine wounded, and a fissure exposed in American society that shaped politics into the Trump era.
To large parts of the country, the Kent State massacre was a shocking and seminal event – American soldiers gunning down white students was unthinkable until it happened.
Part of the shock for Capecci, who walked away from the demonstration minutes before the national guard fired, was that he thought the soldiers’ weapons were just for show.
“No one knew the national guard had real bullets. We were completely shocked. It just never occurred to anyone that they would actually have bullets to shoot people. It may sound naive but we talked about that for years afterwards,” he said.
It was naive. In other parts of the country, the police were killing African Americans protesting for equal rights, including on college campuses before and immediately after Kent State with little attention from the television cameras that gave saturation coverage to the deaths of the white students.</blockquote>
What if she were being vetted? Long shot for sure.
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“As progressives we all understand that the essence of what we believe in is the concept of solidarity,that we’re all in this together. No matter what our color may be,no matter where we were born,no matter what kind of work we do. We are human beings, and we are in it together.”
I wish he would address the NY ballot issue, but don’t believe if he will. Meantime, there’s been push back from Bernie’s team, but we’ll put those in the comments section. Consider this an open thread. BYOB tonight.
Keith Ellison is among 4 attorneys general in states such as VT, NY, MN, MI in how they are responding to the COVID pandemic. Comes on at 6CT.
Looks like AOC was the holdout again on the next stimulus bill vote:
AOC only Dem in House or Senate to oppose coronavirus package for not going far enough. Warren, Sanders, Omar, Tlaib — all voted yes. Numerous progressive groups also urged a no vote but were steamrolled https://t.co/hExtEaf1HV
Co-sponsored by the World Health Organization/YT and others in the quote below.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, this global event will include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
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The entire Special will be streamed at www.youtube.com/WHO and on WHO’s main social media channels.
Adam Lambert is on, performing “Mad World” which is one of his best single tunes.
Bernie had three appearances scheduled today to discuss his coronavirus plan.
"We have got to respond to this unprecedented crisis in an unprecedented way, and I think the European approach is exactly the right approach… even if they're not working, we will cover a full paycheck for the next 6 months."@BernieSanders on @AliVelshipic.twitter.com/9vbHqJThKR
Trump’s handling of #coronavirus worthy of impeachment. “I find one of the most galling parts of this is that the president is favoring certain states over the others.” @BillMaher: “To me this is an even more impeachable offense than what he did in Ukraine or Russia.” #RealTimepic.twitter.com/sYp5gwdKMi