Trump henchman encourages president to act as dictator if he loses election


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Disgraced Republican strategist Roger Stone encouraged Trump to declare martial law, seize ballots and arrest Hillary and Bill Clinton, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg if he loses the election:

Trump told Fox “News” that he will send federal troops to attack protesters.

Progressive groups are planning how to respond if Trump refuses to concede and leave the White House if he loses the election:

It appears that our representative form of democracy may fall between November and January. Replacing it would be a violent dictatorship headed by an insane Trump who would be advised by fascists such as Roger Stone.

Trump intentionally misled Americans about coronavirus


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A book by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward alleges Trump knew how severe the coronavirus is but lied to the American people to downplay it:

The result of Trump’s deception was that tens of thousands of Americans mistakenly thought the coronavirus was not serious and died as a result:

Now that the truth has been revealed, no one with a clear mind and a moral conscience should vote for Trump. He said that he could shoot someone in New York but his followers would vote for him anyway, and so millions of his cult followers will still cast their ballot for him regardless of what is revealed about his depravity.

Report finds most Americans hurting financially


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Latinos and African Americans are suffering disproportionately, including in Southern California:

Trump and Republicans are proposing a smaller stimulus bill that would provide less financial help. The bill would boost weekly unemployment benefits by $300, but it would not provide stimulus checks:

Democrats proposed increasing weekly unemployment benefits by $600 and stimulus checks of $1,200 per family member.

Trump issues threat to cut off funding to schools using 1619 Project about slavery


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Racist Trump wants to pretend that slavery never happened:

The occupant of the White House also ordered that all federal diversity training cease immediately:

US spy agencies continue illegal surveillance of innocent Americans


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The NSA, CIA and FBI violated laws limiting their authority to spy on Americans again:

The unauthorized surveillance, without a court order, monitored the digital communications of college students and 16,000 people, even though only seven people were suspected of any wrongdoing, a judge found.

Trump describes American soldiers killed in combat as ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’


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Trump, the deranged and morally bankrupt occupant of the White House, described the 1,800 U.S. Marines who were killed in a famous battle in WWI as “suckers” for getting killed when they fought to save Paris:

A Fox “News” reporter said on the network’s TV channel that military sources confirmed that the Atlantic’s story is accurate. For example, a high ranking source revealed that Trump said about American soldiers who served in the Vietnam War: “Anyone who went was a sucker.” The same official told Fox the president would often say of American veterans, ‘What’s in it for them? They don’t make any money.”

From the Daily Mail story: In another account, detailed by the Atlantic, the president told senior advisers that he didn’t understand why the U.S. government placed such value on finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly and gotten caught and deserved what they got, a source said.

CNN, the Associated Press, Fox “News” and The Washington Post have all confirmed the Atlantic’s story about Trump making disrespectful comments about the troops:

The Atlantic’s editor said the story about Trump’s offensive comments about the troops is just the tip of iceberg and that more stories are coming in the days and weeks ahead:

These are not Trump’s only extremely offensive comments about American war casualties.  In 2015, while seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency, Trump said about American war hero John McCain, “He’s not a war hero…I like people that weren’t captured”:

Reaction from a military officer:

More reaction from the troops and families:

Sully Sullenberger, the heroic “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot, said Trump is unfit for office and criticized him for making offensive comments about the troops:

“For the first time in American history, a president has repeatedly shown utter and vulgar contempt and disrespect for those who have served and died serving our country,” Sullenberger wrote on Facebook.

Trump has repeatedly made disrespectful comments about the troops in tweets and on video:

Biden was leading in a poll of U.S. troops prior to the Atlantic’s story about Trump’s offensive comments:

If Vice President Pence had any honor at all, he would invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office immediately. Trump is obviously unfit for the presidency.

Fox ‘News’ feeds Trump inaccurate information


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CNN’s Brian Stelter explains how propaganda channel Fox “News” influences Trump to the detriment of the nation:

“When they are trying to help him, when they are trying to do him a service, they do him a disservice by misinforming him,” Stelter told Judy Woodruff on the PBS News Hour. “And then it affects everybody.”

As Stelter explains, people should get their news from a variety of sources. But inaccurate Fox should not be a source of news for anyone.

California approves evictions moratorium through January


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The state legislature approved a ban on evictions Aug. 31 through January, and the governor signed it:

The moratorium protects more than 5 million renters in California.

Renters will have various requirements to qualify, such as filing declaration of hardship forms to indicate job or income losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sen. Mike Morrell voted against the moratorium.

Expert says Trump moves nation toward fascism


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Trump encourages and engages in fascist behavior:

Update: Trump is encouraging his supporters to illegally vote twice:

Families gather in Washington today to protest police brutality


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The event Aug. 28 will include comments from prominent civil rights leaders and family members of African Americans who were shot or killed by police:

The official website for the march:

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Pacific time, with the march beginning at 10 a.m.

The event will be streamed live here:

C-SPAN is carrying the event live, and it can be watched again from the beginning with this link:


White supremacists infiltrate police across the US


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Racist and violent police are in California and other states across the nation:

Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin thanked white supremacists and gave them water even though the militia members were openly carrying guns during protests after the police shooting of an African American, Jacob Blake:

Some of the white supremacists went on social media and encouraged acts of violence against Black Lives Matter members before one vigilante murdered two protesters:

Student journalists report about the coronavirus in US


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Student journalists across the nation are leading the way in reporting about how the coronavirus is affecting their colleges and universities:

Riverside City College plans to reopen physical classrooms in the spring semester:

Pro athletes boycott games in protest of another police shooting


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Hundreds of professional athletes from the NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer refused to play in their games today in protest of the police shooting of an African American man, Jacob Blake, in Wisconsin:

Kenny Smith from TNT also refused to work:

The NAACP issued a statement about the shooting:

Jacob Blake’s parents said police have shackled the ankle of their paralyzed son in his hospital bed, where he is struggling to recover after being shot seven times by the police:

Senate Intelligence Committee finds Trump accepted campaign assistance from Russia


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Trump lied and denied scheming with Russia, but a Republican-controlled Senate committee found that he and his henchmen cooperated with Russian government officials in support of his 2016 election campaign:

The investigation also found that Trump’s former campaign manager was a business associate of a Russian spy.

And the report found that Trump is still working with Russia, this time for his reelection campaign.

The scheme by a sitting president to get campaign assistance from a foreign power that happens to be our biggest enemy — with thousands of nuclear weapons aimed at us — should be grounds for Trump’s immediate removal from office by way of the 25th Amendment. More likely, though, is that nothing will happen, because cowardly and unpatriotic Republicans are afraid of Trump.

Also today, four Trump officials were arrested and charged with fraud:

Update: Trump is encouraging his supporters to illegally vote twice:

Democrats open remote convention in defense of the nation



The convention will be very different this year because of the need to practice social distancing, and so everything will be online and TV instead of in person.

Live updates and the livestream:

The other big difference is that Democrats will talk about the need to defend the nation from a sociopath president who is determined to destroy it.

In another big change, at least one prominent Republican will speak at the Democratic convention in support of Joe Biden:

The Republicans’ convention, of course, has been filled with obvious lies, anti-gay comments and racist dog whistles to appeal to Trump’s uninformed and bigoted base:

Update: Two recent polls show that the Republicans’ lies and hate-filled convention are not helping them, as Democrats enjoy a 9-point advantage:

The three charts that prove Trump lied again at the Republican convention:

Former Homeland Security chief of staff: Trump neglects national security to focus on reelection


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The occupant of the White House has been focused on only one objective since he first took office: reelection. In his diabolical mind, Trump crazily thought sharpening the spikes on the border wall to better impale human flesh would appeal to voters:

This sociopath is not my president.

Trump goes all in with dictator move to rig presidential election


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Trump has admitted that he plans to underfund the U.S. Postal Service specifically to prevent it from having enough money to handle mail in ballots for the presidential election:

Trump’s corrupt handpicked postmaster general, who owns tens of millions of dollars in stock with private delivery companies and was a major campaign donor for Trump, has ordered the removal of hundreds of mail drop boxes and mail sorting machines in a deliberate effort to slow down the mail and thus help with Trump’s election:

A Postal Service worker said that the funding cutbacks and removal of sorting machines are intended to rig the election by stopping people from voting by mail:

Protestors marched outside the condo of the corrupt postmaster general and demanded his resignation:



The attempt to slow down the mail by the corrupt postmaster general is a blatant action to prevent Democrats from voting. At least 50% of Democrats plan to vote by mail, whereas only 22% of Republicans said they will do so:

Pew found that 58% of Democrats prefer voting by mail, but only 17% of Republicans say they prefer that method to cast their ballot:

The Postal Service says it cannot guarantee mail in ballots delivery in time for the November election:

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Trump is methodically securing his hold on the presidency by any means necessary, even if it means acting as a dictator. If Republicans in the Senate do not stop this latest extreme abuse of power, they will be complicit in destroying our representative form of democracy and handing the nation to a dictator.

Trump has also said he will refuse to accept the results of the election if he loses.

Democrats are considering returning from recess early to battle Trump’s abuse of the Postal Service:

ProPublica has been reporting about how Postal Service problems could affect the presidential election since June:

Taylor Swift is encouraging mail in voters to vote early because of Trump’s actions to suppress the vote:

Trump’s attacks on the Postal Service to help his reelection should generate nonstop coverage by the news media:

It would also help if people who have a moral conscience and care about the integrity of the presidential election would go on social media and demand that the Postal Service be fully funded and that it must keep all of drop boxes and sorting machines. And contact your members of Congress!

There is a petition to save the U.S. Postal Service:

The nation’s election in November is in jeopardy because of Trump’s corrupt treatment of the Postal Service. And that puts the entire nation at risk.

Voting information:

Update: The postmaster general announced that he has reversed his decision to gut the Postal Service:

Update: Postal Service sorting machines that were shut down earlier will not be used:

Twitter blocks Trump for lying about coronavirus


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Twitter is stepping up its efforts to prevent Trump from spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook also took action, removing a reckless post by the liar-in-chief:

The actions by the social media giants are important steps to prevent the lying president from causing more deaths because of his misinformation about the deadly coronavirus.

Journalists should treat Trump like a dishonest scoundrel


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As Jennifer Rubin points out, journalists should stop attempting to force a balanced approach when interviewing the vile occupant of the White House:

Instead of attempting to achieve balance when such a goal is impossible and unjustified when reporting about Trump, journalists should use fairness as their guide. That would require that they report accurately about what a lying, immoral, rotten to the core and dimwitted clod Trump really is, as vividly demonstrated when he callously described the more than 155,000 American deaths caused by the coronavirus as “it is what it is”:

It is not good enough for journalists to accurately quote Trump, as if factually reporting what he says is all they need to do. They also need to point out that Trump lies:


Wildland firefighters deserve better pay, benefits


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With forest fires raging around Southern California, right now would be a good time to sign the petition in support of the men and women fighting these fires:

Trump gets coronavirus advice from quack who claims doctors make medicine using DNA from outer space aliens


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The nation is doomed:

We can’t possibly survive another four years of this stupidity from the top.

Trump pushes plan to regulate social media


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Trump’s latest move to violate the Constitution fits with his plan to destroy the nation:

Trump says he plans to ban TikTok from the U.S.:

The fascist “president” also announced that he plans to ban WeChat from the United States:

Extremist Sinclair plans to air false story about coronavirus


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Wacky Sinclair plans to broadcast a story its host knows is false that claims infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci intentionally created the coronavirus:

Fauci disputes false claims about hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus:

The FDA also disputes hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness:

Trump henchmen probe administration for loyalty as nation suffers


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Instead of focusing on the triple crises posed by the coronavirus, record unemployment and racial inequality, the Trump administration is searching for members of its own ranks who aren’t loyal enough to their fascist dictator:

This is the opposite of public service. Instead, it is fascism.

John Lee Hooker, NerdStar create coolest song of all time


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There’s never been a more awesome dance song than this NerdStar remix of John Lee Hooker’s “Rock Steady.” When Joe Biden defeats Trump in November, everyone should blast this song, turn up the bass, set it on auto repeat and dance with triumphant and unabashed joy. Then, do it again in January when Trump is dragged, kicking and screaming, from the White House:

To make that glorious day possible, you need to register to vote: