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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/31/2020 11:06 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/31/2020 11:06 AM
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Governor Newsom on Demonstrations Across California and the Passing of Federal Officer

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the demonstrations across California: “Over the last few days, we have seen millions of people lift their voices in anger, rightfully outraged at how systemic racism is allowed to persist. Every single day, people of color are disadvantaged and discriminated against. Black and Latino men in particular face mortal danger all across this country simply because of their race. Every person who has raised their voice should be heard.

“I want to thank all those who helped protect human life last night and today – from community members who exercised their right to protest peacefully and encouraged others to do the same, to the law enforcement officers who faced what were, at times, challenging conditions.

“In California and across the country, there are indications that violent actors may be attempting to use these protests for their own agendas. We are closely monitoring organizing by violent extremist organizations ahead of tonight. To those who seek to exploit Californians’ pain to sow chaos and destruction, you are not welcome. Our state and nation must build from this moment united and more resolved than ever to address racism and its root causes.”

The Governor also issued a statement today on the passing of a federal officer in Oakland:

“This is a moment of pain for our state and nation. We are also mourning the tragic loss of a federal security officer and wounding of another in Oakland. Jennifer and I send our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues. No one should rush to conflate this heinous act with the protests last night. A federal investigation is underway, and we should let that process play out.”


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-31 11:23:29   By: Anonymous
No don't tell me that our HEROS in blue could do something wrong you must be mistaken one day they are the best next they are the worst which is it???

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-05-31 11:24:07   By: Anonymous
You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but Donald J Trump is no longer president of the United States.

By having no constructive response to any of the monumental crises now convulsing America, Trump has abdicated his office.

He is not governing. He’s golfing, watching cable TV and tweeting.

How has Trump responded to the widespread unrest following the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for minutes as he was handcuffed on the ground?

Trump called the protesters “thugs” and threatened to have them shot. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he tweeted, parroting a former Miami police chief whose words spurred race riots in the late 1960s.

On Saturday, he gloated about “the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons” awaiting protesters outside the White House, should they ever break through Secret Service lines.

In reality, Donald Trump doesn’t run the government of the United States. He doesn’t manage anything
Trump’s response to the last three ghastly months of mounting disease and death has been just as heedless. Since claiming Covid-19 was a “Democratic hoax” and muzzling public health officials, he has punted management of the coronavirus to the states.

Governors have had to find ventilators to keep patients alive and protective equipment for hospital and other essential workers who lack it, often bidding against each other. They have had to decide how, when and where to reopen their economies.

Trump has claimed “no responsibility at all” for testing and contact-tracing – the keys to containing the virus. His new “plan” places responsibility on states to do their own testing and contact-tracing.

Trump is also awol in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

More than 41 million Americans are jobless. In the coming weeks temporary eviction moratoriums are set to end in half of the states. One-fifth of Americans missed rent payments this month. Extra unemployment benefits are set to expire at the end of July.

What is Trump’s response? Like Herbert Hoover, who in 1930 said “the worst is behind us” as thousands starved, Trump says the economy will improve and does nothing about the growing hardship. The Democratic-led House passed a $3tn relief package on 15 May. Mitch McConnell has recessed the Senate without taking action and Trump calls the bill dead on arrival.

What about other pressing issues a real president would be addressing? The House has passed nearly 400 bills this term, including measures to reduce climate change, enhance election security, require background checks on gun sales, reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and reform campaign finance. All are languishing in McConnell’s inbox. Trump doesn’t seem to be aware of any of them.

There is nothing inherently wrong with golfing, watching television and tweeting. But if that’s pretty much all that a president does when the nation is engulfed in crises, he is not a president.

Trump’s tweets are no substitute for governing. They are mostly about getting even.

When he’s not fomenting violence against black protesters, he’s accusing a media personality of committing murder, retweeting slurs about a black female politician’s weight and the House speaker’s looks, conjuring up conspiracies against himself supposedly organized by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and encouraging his followers to “liberate” their states from lockdown restrictions.

He tweets bogus threats that he has no power to carry out – withholding funds from states that expand absentee voting, “overruling” governors who don’t allow places of worship to reopen “right away”, and punishing Twitter for factchecking him.

And he lies incessantly.

In reality, Donald Trump doesn’t run the government of the United States. He doesn’t manage anything. He doesn’t organize anyone. He doesn’t administer or oversee or supervise. He doesn’t read memos. He hates meetings. He has no patience for briefings. His White House is in perpetual chaos.

His advisers aren’t truth-tellers. They’re toadies, lackeys, sycophants and relatives.

Since moving into the Oval Office in January 2017, Trump hasn’t shown an ounce of interest in governing. He obsesses only about himself.

But it has taken the present set of crises to reveal the depths of his self-absorbed abdication – his utter contempt for his job, his total repudiation of his office.

Trump’s nonfeasance goes far beyond an absence of leadership or inattention to traditional norms and roles. In a time of national trauma, he has relinquished the core duties and responsibilities of the presidency.

He is no longer president. The sooner we stop treating him as if he were, the better.

Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good. His new book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, is out now. He is a columnist for Guardian US

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    Posted on: 2020-05-31 12:18:49   By: Anonymous
    Ha ha ha ha , lol. That was a wasted read!!

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      Re: /\/\ was a wasted read lol!...
      Posted on: 2020-05-31 12:39:14   By: Anonymous
      Yep that it was. Go Red! Trump 2020! Now these fools in the cities (probably these Antifa punks) are talking s**t about coming up here to the hills and raising havoc! I'm sure there are folks here who are locked, loaded, and will drop! (a lot of vertical shafts around here). We will see who comes out ahead in the long run. I don't think these punks will even make it this far! If needed, then martial law will be declared.

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        No Subject
        Posted on: 2020-05-31 13:46:32   By: Anonymous
        You are so full of sh-t! No one cares what a little p-nis from the backwoods thinks or says. Go drink some hooch and sleep it off, loser!

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          Posted on: 2020-05-31 14:39:31   By: Anonymous
          Laughing even harder! Nothing wrong with a sip in the woods! A good sleep doesn’t hurt either! Lol

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            Posted on: 2020-05-31 15:08:14   By: Anonymous
            The Blacks are not being discriminated against. What the media is showing on TV is disgusting. All of the violence and the looting is being done by black people. There are some peaceful protests but they have no right to destroy neighborhoods just because one of their own died because of one white officer. It's not Black Lives Matter it's All Lives Matter. The United States military should get involved and wipe out these disgusting violent looters.

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              Posted on: 2020-05-31 15:56:55   By: Anonymous
              May the Lord forgive your hateful heart.

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                Posted on: 2020-05-31 17:06:14   By: Anonymous
                Bring in the sheep

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                  Posted on: 2020-05-31 17:52:49   By: Anonymous
                  Excellent observation, but this is cattle country. Lol

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                    Posted on: 2020-05-31 18:31:58   By: Anonymous
                    Ewes make good girlfriends

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                Posted on: 2020-05-31 18:56:06   By: Anonymous
                No, not being hateful, being truthful.

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          Re: /\/\Go drink some hooch...
          Posted on: 2020-05-31 17:34:19   By: Anonymous
          I don't drink.

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    Posted on: 2020-05-31 18:02:24   By: Anonymous
    STFU! 2 police officers were shot 1 died and 13 others were injured just in Oakland in 1 night!

    Where are the outcries for justice?

    Good luck finding good people to join the force in the future. Arrest bad guys and they are released immediately to continue with their criminal activity. The world is in a bad place right now. It’s sad, very sad....

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