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Trump tackling the coronavirus outbreak with his usual proficiency.

“Here’s some tissues for your runny nose!”

Another Trump tweet than aged badly.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/523237015329193984

Go wipe out that commie virus, Dr Mike!

George Takei nails it again.


https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1230561776170717185

Loughlin, Giannulli ask for bribery trial delay until 2021

BOSTON —
Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery case say they won't be ready to go to trial until next year.

Federal prosecutors in Boston have said the first trial for the wealthy parents still fighting the charges should begin in October and that Loughlin and Giannulli should be tried in the first group.

But the substantial amount of evidence, outstanding pretrial motions and “general complexity” of the case make a trial this fall impossible, attorney Sean Berkowitz, who's representing Loughlin and Giannulli, said in a response filed Wednesday. The first trial should begin no sooner than next February, Berkowtiz said.

The judge will ultimately decide when the trials will begin.

Prosecutors have provided the defense with more than 1.9 million documents, consisting of more than 3.2 million pages, and more than 300 hours of audio and video, said Robert Popeo, an attorney for another parent charged in the case, media executive Elizabeth Kimmel.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/loughlin-giannulli-no-college-bribery-trial-until-2021/30912992

Could someone tell me what’s going on in the lower right of this picture?

Deputies take man, dog into custody in store theft.

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his furry “accomplice” were taken into custody by authorities who said the man shoplifted from a store.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Logan Wilson was arrested Wednesday and charged with petit theft and possession of meth, WTSP-TV reported.

Wilson admitted to stealing $259 worth of items from Bass Pro Shops, deputies said. He was arrested during a traffic stop after he was seen leaving the store.

Deputies also took Wilson’s four-legged friend into custody. A sheriff’s office Facebook post showing an officer holding a small puppy said deputies took care of the “cutest accomplice” before handing him over to Hillsborough County Animal Services.

Animal services will care for the dog until his owner is released from jail. Animal services has listed the puppy as “pre-adopted.” Deputies said that if the owner doesn’t claim the dog, it will go up for adoption

It’s unclear whether Wilson has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

https://apnews.com/58ef6d5d723cca1a76091aa05c83687f?utm_medium=AP_Oddities&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

American Factory wins Best Documentary!

From Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions.

EAT SHIT, DONALD!!

It was disgraceful tearing up those papers at the SOTU last night.

Shame!

Medal of (Dis)Honor winner Rush Limbaugh's Greatest Hits.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who was given a special invitation to the speech in the wake of his recently announced diagnosis of lung cancer.

In doing so, Trump conferred one of the nation’s great civilian honors upon a man who has trafficked in hate and is responsible for some of the most vile degradations of the nation’s political discourse. Limbaugh’s history makes it all the more ironic that the medal and ribbon were conferred upon him on the spot by first lady Melania Trump, who heads up the purported “Be Best” initiative.

During a series of public appearances he called the “Rush to Excellence Tour,” from 1989 to 1991, Limbaugh joked about AIDS and suicide, among other subjects, and declared that “feminism was established so that unattractive ugly broads could have easy access to the mainstream.” Starting in the 1990s, he began referring to feminists as “feminazis,” and he’s also regularly referred to prominent women as “babes.” He also attempted to popularize a term, the “new castrati,” for “men with no guts who have just been bullied by women and the power structure and liberalism in general.”

On his short-lived TV show in the 1990s, Limbaugh compared 12-year-old presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton to a dog and sarcastically apologized for having previously called Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter, “the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.”

Limbaugh’s history of racist invective includes him saying, “The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons” and dismissing the suffering of Native Americans by claiming, “‘Holocaust?’ Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos — what's to complain about?”

He has also frequently mocked human suffering, ranging from victims of natural disasters to those living in extreme poverty.

In October 2006, when actor Michael J. Fox recorded a series of political ads endorsing candidates in the midterm elections who supported stem cell research, Limbaugh mocked Fox’s physical shaking from Parkinson’s disease and accused him of “exaggerating the effects of the disease.” He continued: “He is moving all around and shaking. And it's purely an act. ... Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting, one of the two.” (Limbaugh revisited this topic just recently, saying that Democrats “go out and they find disabled people” like Fox or teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.)

Limbaugh also referred to then-presidential candidate Barack Obama as a “Hafrican American,” and played a mocking song called “Barack the Magic Negro.” Barely nine months in the Obama presidency, Limbaugh declared, “In Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the Black kids cheering.” In 2011, he accused then-first lady Michelle Obama of “uppity-ism,” and he also promoted a conspiracy theory that “race riots are part of the plan that this regime has.”

Indeed, there were many other conspiracy theories that Limbaugh has promoted in his career, including one about the death of Clinton White House aide Vince Foster. He also claimed that Obama might cancel the 2012 elections or that Obama was both an “African Colonial” or an anti-colonialist (both of which were bad). In 2018, he suggested that mass shootings in New Zealand might have been a false flag attack to smear conservatives. (On that subject, he also alleged, “The people that are shooting up schools more than likely vote Democrat when you get right down to it, if they vote.”) He also suggested that Al Qaeda may have given up Osama Bin Laden “for the express purpose of making Obama look good.”

Limbaugh bled advertisers after his sustained sexist attacks on then-law student Sandra Fluke in early 2012 who had testified before a congressional committee about the impact of new health care regulations on expanding contraception coverage.

In October 2016, in the wake of the Access Hollywood tape of Trump bragging back in 2005 about sexually assaulting women, Limbaugh came to the Republican nominee’s defense, declaring, “If the left ever senses and smells that there's no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police.”

In a truly dangerous act in September 2017, Limbaugh publicly dismissed the safety warnings from government officials about Hurricane Irma. “The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works,” he said, going on to explain: “So there is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic.”

Limbaugh’s attacks against immigrant communities are prolific. In 2019 alone, he said that “the Democrat party has imported the third world into this country and they have not assimilated,” compared asylum-seekers coming to the U.S. border to the invasion of Normandy, and quipped that “maybe toilet water is a step up for” some migrants.

Oh, yeah, he was also a birther.

https://www.mediamatters.org/rush-limbaugh/trump-gives-rush-limbaugh-medal-freedom-career-hate

And check out this tweet from MMA as well.
https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/1224888966983356422

Aw, poor Newt haz a sad.

https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/1224914528334499841

I just told him to fuck off. Like Nancy, it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.

Police: Man agreed to pay prostitute with a hamburger.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police said he agreed to pay an undercover officer posing as a prostitute with a hamburger.

Dominic Calderon was arrested Tuesday in Albuquerque, police said in court documents.

According to a criminal complaint, the 36-year-old Calderon approached the undercover officer while riding his bike and asked her how much she charged. When Calderon said he didn’t get paid until Friday, the officer said he could pay with his burger and he agreed, court documents said.

He was arrested and charged with patronizing prostitutes.

https://whdh.com/news/police-man-agreed-to-pay-prostitute-with-hamburger/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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