brother, dead at 71 7 replies
President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. He was 71. The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday after White House officials said he had become seriously ill. “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert,
‘wouldn’t mind if I was dead’ 4 replies
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen’s memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press. The book is called “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.” “‘Disloyal’ is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century,” according to a Skyhorse statement shared with the AP. “It is a story that you haven’t read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for a decade — not a few months
Another Country Will Make A Deal
With Israel In The Coming Days 5 replies
2020 saved its weirdest twist for August: Jared Kushner’s going to win a Nobel prize. They’ll never give it to Trump, not even if he negotiates world peace. But Jared, the White House’s foremost Democrat, might be acceptable to the committee.
His most intriguing comments this morning after normalized relations between Israel and the UAE were announced haven’t been noticed much elsewhere, to my surprise: “There is a good chance that another country could make a deal with Israel in the coming days,” Kushner said at the White House. Speaking to reporters after he unveiled the historic agreement, Trump suggested more diplomatic breakthroughs between Israel and its Muslim
states that failed the test:
New York and New Jersey 9 replies
It’s hard to know what’s worse — the dying or the lying. More than 32,000 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, a toll higher than any other state. New York also ranks second to the worst out of all 50 states, in deaths per million residents. Only New Jersey did worse. You wouldn’t know it, listening to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who brags that his administration “tamed the beast.” Or the media that praise him and chide states with much, much lower death rates.
golf’s first major since coronavirus
pandemic shut sport down 7 replies
Collin Morikawa held off Paul Casey, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau to win the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Sunday, finishing with a 13-under par for the tournament and 6-under in the final round. It was Morikawa’s first major title. He had previously didn’t play at the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship a Collin Morikawa holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco.
Collin Morikawa holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning
A NYC DEMOCRAT Just Called
Him ‘Worst Mayor in the History
of This Great Country’ 13 replies
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The hizzoner. “Comrade Bill,” to some detractors, “Big Bird” to others, NSFW descriptors, among the most ardent of his opponents. No matter what you call NYC’s 109th mayor, he has managed to anger nearly everyone in The Big Apple at some point during his 2,413 days in office. Including a NY U.S. congressman, but we’ll get to him in a bit.
at least 14 to hospitals, police say 20 replies
A horrific shootout outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side Tuesday night wounded at least 14 people, police said, in the latest chapter of violence gripping the big city. “All we saw was just bodies laying everywhere,” witness Arnita Gerder told WMAQ. “Shot up everywhere, all over. Legs, stomach, back, all over the place. We thought it was a war out here.” A vehicle was traveling on 79th Street when people inside opened fire on funeral attendees, the Chicago Police Department’s First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said during a news briefing. The attendees exchanged gunfire with the vehicle, which sped off before crashing a short distance later.
‘Unidentified’ Feds Detaining
‘Protesters,’ ‘Trump Occupation’ 11 replies
You want an example of pure media gaslighting? Democrats and media have been going all in with the crazy story that federal authorities sent “unidentified troops” into Portland to snatch random poor innocent people off the streets. (snip) Now of course, this is insane. They’re DHS folks, mostly Customs and Border Patrol, who are able to operate within 100 miles of the border, which includes Portland, helping out the Federal Protective Service who protect federal buildings and property. They had DHS badges and POLICE across their vests.
In a free society, citizens should be able to easily distinguish between civilian law enforcement tasked with keeping the peace in our communities and the armed forces tasked with protecting our country from foreign adversaries. Unfortunately, thanks to the federal government flooding our neighborhoods with billions of dollars of military equipment and property over the years, the line between peace officer and soldier of war has become increasingly blurry. Police officers have an incredibly difficult and often thankless job where they lay their lives on the line every day. Without the rule of law, a civilized society cannot exist, and our officers deserve our gratitude.
targeting 100 million doses of a
COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021 11 replies
A representative for Johnson & Johnson told a congressional committee on Tuesday that the company is hopeful a COVID-19 vaccine will be brought to market next year with 100 million doses produced by March. Dr. Macaya Douoguih, head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Janssen Vaccines of Johnson & Johnson, said she is “very much encouraged” by the company’s pre-clinical results and announced that their first clinical trial is starting this month. “We will be starting our phase three in September.
first six months: blackouts, closure,
and pandemic protocols 4 replies
Nicki Jones considers herself a little bit of a risk taker. It’s how she explains her shift into the restaurant business at a particularly, well, risky moment: after losing everything during the Camp Fire. Jones lived in Paradise, California for more than 20 years before she unceremoniously lost her home and her two local businesses in the 2018 wildfire, which torched more than 150,000 acres, destroying nearly 19,000 buildings in its path. Officials recorded 85 deaths from the fire, though reporting in the months since has indicated there were more victims. Paradise was hit particularly hard.
investigation into reported arrests of Portland
protesters picked up in unmarked vehicles 13 replies
As arrests of Portland protesters by unidentified federal agents gained national attention Friday, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon announced he would request an investigation into the matter. “Based on news accounts circulating that allege federal law enforcement detained two protestors without probable cause, I have requested the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General to open a separate investigation directed specifically at the actions of DHS personnel,” Billy Williams said in a statement Friday.