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Historian: Trump's recent words are indistinguishable from Nazi rhetoric

As a historian who has written about the Holocaust, I'll say bluntly: This is indistinguishable from the Nazi rhetoric that led to Jews, disabled people, LGBTQ, Romani and others being exterminated. This is America 2020. This is where the GOP has taken us.


https://twitter.com/stevesilberman/status/1307784059167227904

(Jewish Group) Historian: Trump's recent words are indistinguishable from Nazi rhetoric

As a historian who has written about the Holocaust, I'll say bluntly: This is indistinguishable from the Nazi rhetoric that led to Jews, disabled people, LGBTQ, Romani and others being exterminated. This is America 2020. This is where the GOP has taken us.


https://twitter.com/stevesilberman/status/1307784059167227904

Barrasso of WY lying his ass off about approving SCOTUS justices....

He claims all these arcane technicalities, Biden rule, yada yada yada about the Republicans confirming a nominee ASAP. To his credit, Chuck Todd on MTP (recorded earlier) did confront him fairly well, but Barrasso stuck to his corrupt guns.

Disgusting. Just be honest and say, yea we're doing it and you can't stop us. Stop with the pseudo-legal justifications.

Senator Duckworth: No, We Weren't 'Suckers' or 'Losers'

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/trumps-disrespect-endangers-troops/616409/



If Donald Trump had been on the battlefield with me in Iraq back in November 2004, I doubt I ever would’ve made it home.

In the Army, part of our soldier’s creed involves never leaving a fallen comrade behind. The only reason I am alive today is that, after a rocket-propelled grenade exploded in the Black Hawk helicopter I was co-piloting, my buddies embodied that creed. They thought I was dead but still risked their own safety to bring my body back home to my family. Only when they got me to a rescue aircraft did they realize that I was still breathing. Then they ignored their own injuries, refusing care until the medic tended to me first.

My crewmates were heroes that afternoon. Yet apparently, in Trump’s eyes, each of us in that aircraft must have been a “loser” because our helicopter got shot down by the enemy. Had we been killed, he very well might call us “suckers,” too. After all, those are the terms that, according to The Atlantic’s reporting, the commander in chief has used to describe members of the armed forces who have been killed, captured, or shot down in battle. He also told his staff that “nobody wants to see” wounded warriors like me who lost limbs fighting to keep other Americans safe.

Trump might not like seeing visible proof of my injuries, but I couldn’t care less. To me, the wounds and wheelchairs of those who have worn our nation’s uniform should be considered badges of honor. I’m able to serve in the Senate today because the ethos of the United States military is the exact opposite of the craven, me-first mentality that he has shown every hour of every day of his gold-plated, privileged life.

Anyone know what the "Bras d'honneur" is ?

If you do, you get mega-points. I had no idea until I googled "italian gesture fuck you"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bras_d%27honneur

A bras d'honneur (French pronunciation: ​[bʁa dɔˈnœʁ] "arm of honor" ), Iberian slap (Spanish: corte de manga, Portuguese: manguito), or Italian salute[1] is an obscene gesture that communicates moderate to extreme contempt, and is roughly equivalent in meaning to "fuck me", "fuck you", "shove it up your ass/arse", "up yours" or "go fuck yourself", having the same meaning as giving the finger (known as le doigt d'honneur). It is most common in Romanic Europe (Italy, France, Portugal, Spain), Latin America, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey, Georgia, Québec, Ireland and in parts of Scotland. To make the gesture, an arm is bent in an L-shape, with the fist pointing upwards; the other hand then grips the biceps of the bent arm as it is emphatically raised to a vertical position.

When you see The Dime Store Mussolini on TV, do you....

just curious about your reaction

The Dime Store Mussolini = what Steve Schmidt of The Lincoln Project calls Trump

eta: I know there is more than one option at a time, so feel free to type in another reaction.

"Deuce" versus "douche": Blinded by the Light by Bruce Springsteen, then Manfred Mann

Am I the only one who heard "douche" for years ?



Trump cultists try to block entrance to early voting site in Fairfax, Virginia

https://twitter.com/AnthonyTilghman/status/1307360544559706113

https://twitter.com/AnthonyTilghman/status/1307355994817736705

https://twitter.com/AnthonyTilghman/status/1307374222323453952

https://twitter.com/AnthonyTilghman/status/1307356204558147585

Of course, they are only "protesting" However, my understanding is that partisan political activity has to be kept so many yards away from polling places. Any VA people or lawyers know the rule ?


eta: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/us/politics/trump-supporters-early-voting-virginia.html

A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site.

County election officials eventually were forced to open up a larger portion of the Fairfax County Government Center to allow voters to wait inside away from the Trump enthusiasts.

Election officials said that the group stayed about 100 feet from the entrance to the building and, contrary to posts on social media, were not directly blocking access to the building. But they acknowledged that some voters and polling staff members felt intimidated by what some saw as protesters.

“Citizens coming into and leaving the building did have to go by them,” Gary Scott, the general registrar of Fairfax County, said in a statement. “Those voters who were in line outside of the building were moved inside and we continued operations. Some voters, and elections staff, did feel intimidated by the crowd and we did provide escorts past the group. One of the escorts was the county executive.”

FYI for my fellow Floridians: Bars and restaurants are STILL limited to 50 percent capacity

That is, if you dare to go out. I will not, personally.

If you venture out and see non-compliance, you can report the restaurant or bar. They will get a citation, at least (if the cops do their job, that is). Repeated violations can force them to shut down.

See: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-139.pdf

For a while, all bars were shut down. As of 9-14-2020, they are back open but only up to 50%.

Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project has heard from his sources that Trump is cancelling TV ads in FL

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-abnormal-with-molly-jong-fast-rick-wilson/id1508202790

"This rumor that is banging around right now, is that they are about to go off the air in Florida", at the 16:27 mark.

OMG if this is true, it is WONDERFUL ! Bloomberg can murder them with his TV ads.

That link goes to the "The New Abnormal" podcast on The Daily Beast, with Molly Jong-Fast & Rick Wilson, the September 18th podcast.
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