“We make our own rules, and all of them say ‘yes for us, no for you’.” -GOP
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is furiously claiming that a newly authorized select committee to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will be “the least bipartisan committee you can find.”
— Read on www.nationalmemo.com/kevin-mccarthy-jan-6-committee
Tennessee is trying to force businesses that accommodate trans customers to post ‘warning signs’.
— Read on www.advocate.com/transgender/2021/7/09/nations-most-brazenly-hateful-anti-lgbtq-law-blocked-judge
It’s not Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s not Matt Gaetz. The most dangerous Republican member of Congress is Paul Gosar, who is now closely aligned with a white nationalist leader banned from Twitter. Jennifer Gosar, Rep. Paul Gosar’s sister, and Professor Kurt Braddock join Mehdi Hasan to discuss the danger of Paul Gosar.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/mehdi-hasan-on-the-most-dangerous-republican-member-of-congress-116522565956
‘I’m Not Welcome at CNN!’ ‘You’re on CNN Right Now, Brother!’ Matt Schlapp, Chris Cuomo Throw Down in Wild Segment
The exchange was 12 minutes of pure insanity.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/tv/im-not-welcome-at-cnn-youre-on-cnn-right-now-brother-matt-schlapp-chris-cuomo-throw-down-in-wild-segment/
America’s Toxic Touristing Terrorists
The Justice Department released new police body camera footage Friday showing one of the most disturbing assaults during the Capitol insurrection — where three officers waded into the crowd to save a pro-Trump rioter who was trampled, only to be stripped of their protective gear, dragged down a set of stairs and attacked with crutches, flagpoles, batons and bare hands.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/07/09/politics/justice-department-video-released-january-6/
America’s grifter keeps on grifting
Trump charged the Secret Service another $10,200 to rent rooms at Bedminster in May, records show.
He’s now charged the service more than $50,000 since leaving office, turning his protectors — and US taxpayers — into a steady source of revenue.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-secret-service-charges/2021/07/07/7f88043a-df2e-11eb-b507-697762d090dd_story.html
NBC News reporter Ben Collins details how many people who spout QAnon’s false claims have hatched a new plan to run for school board or local office, spread the gospel of Q.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-qanon-supporters-work-to-spread-ideas-via-school-boards-116406341615
“We play the Star Bangled Banner before each game, you want us to pay taxes too?”
Owners like Steve Ballmer can take the kinds of deductions on team assets — everything from media deals to player contracts — that industrialists take on factory equipment. That helps them pay lower tax rates than players and even stadium workers.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/the-billionaire-playbook-how-sports-owners-use-their-teams-to-avoid-millions-in-taxes
Indoctrinating America’s Youth
Just one week after the controversial school nickname (Indians) and mascot (a Woodland Indian head) were retired, and despite heavy opposition from many in the community, the Cambridge School Board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to resurrect the Indians.. See more videos about Videos, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, Capital District (N.Y.), New York State.
— Read on flipboard.com/video/wnyt/43f66e9022
Two Seattle police officers illegally trespassed while rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to a police watchdog.
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/562196-2-seattle-police-officers-illegally-trespassed-while-rioters-stormed-the
GOP talking-point math lesson
The 60-year-old unemployed travel agent used to make around $7,000 a month working in Gainesville, Florida. But since losing her two jobs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, she has relied on the state’s unemployment benefit, which tops out at $275 a week, an amount equal to what Antoine used to make in two days.
— Read on eu.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/07/09/unemployment-benefits-jobs-worker-shortage/7826616002/
“Free the Whites!” – Certain Rave and Drool group member who will not be named because he’s a snowflake, but all 10 of us know who it is
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A white man captured on video in New Jersey calling his Black neighbors racist slurs and arrested on harassment charges now faces weapons, stalking and drug charges, prosecutors said Thursday.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-jersey/articles/2021-07-08/white-man-seen-cursing-black-neighbors-faces-more-charges
On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites. But that’s not quite the case.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-07-09/qanon-has-receded-from-social-media-but-its-just-hiding
“Hey, that’s for me, not for you” – America’s Favorite Propaganda Puppet
The idea that reporters would use basic journalistic tools to verify his claims about the NSA set Carlson off on Thursday night—and he took specific aim at Ken Klippenstein.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/tuckers-extremely-mad-that-journalists-foiad-his-foia-request
Toxic Capitalism- because what are ‘people’, anyway?
Wells Fargo is shutting down all of its existing personal lines of credit, sparking outrage from consumers and advocates.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/07/08/business/wells-fargo-shutting-credit-lines/
While registering to vote in Selma, Alabama in 1965, Annie Lee Cooper was harassed by sheriff Jim Clark and ordered out of line. She responded by socking him in the jaw.
— Read on allthatsinteresting.com/annie-lee-cooper
Since no one in Trumpworld has been punished for anything, Republicans have learned that you can do anything at all and no one will ever hold you accountable.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/the-good-republicans-are-bad-and-the-bad-ones-are-batshit
Rights advocate says proposed partnership with emirates raises ‘profound concern’ and Cambridge documents note ‘values gap’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/education/2021/jul/07/cambridge-university-accused-of-faustian-pact-in-planned-400m-deal-with-uae
The Chaos Party
A secretly-taped video showed Texas Rep. Chip Roy admitting he wants to prevent Democrats from getting anything done so the GOP can win back Congress.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/video-gop-congressman-chip-roy-18-months-chaos-block-democrats-2021-7