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The Daily Patron



Oz up 2000 votes with 95 percent counted per Politico.

Oz must be flying in a lot of bamboo ballots from China.
Where are cyber ninjas?

More on the Azov soldiers who remain.


Too upsetting for words:


This guy is live tweeting the John Durham Sussman trial and he seems

very thorough. Opening arguments are over. Evidence will begin in a few minutes.
Here's a link to the twitter feed:



Musk's twitter deal.

Musk is supposed to be paying $54 a share. The stock price is now south of $40.
The deal ain't happening.

Apparently Ukraine soldiers know how to cross a river.

The story is being confirmed on Russian social media


Ukraine soldiers moving east from Kharkiv are now in a position to cut russian supply lines from Belograd in Russia.


NY Times David Leonhardt: Most Extremist Violence Comes From the Right

May 17, 2022

Author Headshot
By David Leonhardt

Good morning. The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.

A memorial for the Buffalo shooting victims.Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times
‘Numbers don’t lie’
Over the past decade, the Anti-Defamation League has counted about 450 U.S. murders committed by political extremists.

Of these 450 killings, right-wing extremists committed about 75 percent. Islamic extremists were responsible for about 20 percent, and left-wing extremists were responsible for 4 percent.

Nearly half of the murders were specifically tied to white supremacists:

Source: Anti-Defamation League
As this data shows, the American political right has a violence problem that has no equivalent on the left. And the 10 victims in Buffalo this past weekend are now part of this toll. “Right-wing extremist violence is our biggest threat,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the ADL, has written. “The numbers don’t lie.”

The pattern extends to violence less severe than murder, like the Jan. 6 attack on Congress. It also extends to the language from some Republican politicians — including Donald Trump — and conservative media figures that treats violence as a legitimate form of political expression. A much larger number of Republican officials do not use this language but also do not denounce it or punish politicians who do use it; Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, is a leading example.


The Daily Patron.



There are still many soldiers in Azovstal

The 264 who left today are supposed to be exchanged for Russian prisoners.
President Zelensky was intentionally vague in a speech tonight about what will happen to the brave soldiers who remain. The leader of the Azov today released another vague statement to the effect that his soldiers had fulfilled the mission of tying down the invaders and allowing Ukraine time to regroup and train reserves and that it was following an order.

We await developments and hope for a good result.



The Siege at Azovstal Steel Plant may have come to an end.


Breaking news
Short thread. More to follow





I guess we should wait for this:

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