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Joinfortmill

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June 20, 2024

'Maine - Hundreds attend funeral for US marine who died alone at nursing home'

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/20/gary-brooks-veteran-funeral-maine

"Former US marine Gerry Brooks died alone at a nursing home in Maine, all but forgotten. Then the funeral home posted a notice asking if anyone would serve as a pallbearer or simply attend his burial...

Hundreds of people who knew nothing about the 86-year-old beyond his name showed up on a sweltering afternoon and gave Brooks a final salute with full military honors on Thursday at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial cemetery in Augusta.

Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles escorted his hearse on the 40-mile route from the funeral home in Belfast, Maine, to the cemetery. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars paid tribute with a 21-gun salute. Volunteers held American flags alongside the casket while a crane hoisted a huge flag above the cemetery entrance..."

June 19, 2024

Why is Fox News Allowed To Spread Falsehoods? Seriously, where is the FCC?

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My Words: This Fox News Roundtable of liars and fabricators is unconscionable (begins at 3.40). Enough, already! The FCC needs to step up, Now!

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/communications_law/publications/communications_lawyer/2021-summer/worse-a-wasteland-protecting-consumers-cable-news-the-public-interest/

'The FCC will not need to reinvent the wheel to regulate cable news. The news distortion framework, although currently only applicable to broadcast television, should apply to cable television. The commission has already asserted jurisdiction over cable network content in the case of obscene material, as it is not protected by the First Amendment.27 News distortion should be treated similarly because of the special impact of televised news28 and the lesser First Amendment standard for reckless or knowing falsehoods.29...

Trustworthy, fact-based news is critical to the American public. The FCC should use its existing tools and authority to ensure that televised news is accurate. The FCC should (1) enforce existing rules to police news distortion and hoaxes in televised news; (2) extend, if necessary, the news distortion policy and hoax policy to cable news; and (3) revise the news distortion standard so that it is an effective and usable tool against the misinformation of audiences.'




June 18, 2024

'Boeing CEO Testifies Before Congress'



My words: Changed the link. There was some weird Trump commercial in the middle of the other one that obstructed the CEO's apology to the families present at the hearing at about 25:30. My Words 2: Wow, just wow. I really encourage folks to take a listen to this.

'Boeing's embattled CEO Dave Calhoun testifies before Congress. This Senate hearing will put the CEO on the spot to defend his record and salvage his legacy as he prepares to step down later this year.'

June 13, 2024

Lawrence:What did Mrs. Alito mean when invoking being German to those who come after her?



My Words: Looks like Mrs. Alito may be a Born Again Nazi.

'MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explores what Justice Alito's wife possibly meant when she invoked being German “to inspire fear in the people who, in her mind, come after her.” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse joins to discuss how Senate Republicans had a “hard time” defending why they blocked a Supreme Court ethics bill to hold justices accountable to a code of conduct.'
June 10, 2024

If you need a reminder of how important the November election is....

https://joycevance.substack.com/p/the-week-ahead-1c6

Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance

'Thirteen Senate Republicans have vowed that, in “retaliation” for the conviction of Donald Trump, they will not confirm any more federal judges or Biden appointees. The idea that a jury’s decision to convict a defendant in a state prosecution merits “retaliation” by Senate Republicans is nuts. Like every other defendant in a criminal case who gets convicted, Donald Trump can appeal to a higher court if he believes the verdict was in error. And Senate Republicans need a lesson in basic federalism if they think that refusing to confirm federal nominees has any impact on a local district attorney’s office....

Democrats in the Senate still hold a majority of sorts since Independents Bernie Sanders, Angus King, Kyrstin Sinema, and now Joe Manchin still caucus with them. It’s not clear that all of them will back all of the President’s nominees, but they should be able to confirm some of the pending nominees before the end of the administration, although it’s clear Republicans will try to make that as difficult as possible, trying to hold judicial seats open in hopes they can fill them themselves after the election...'

June 10, 2024

'...the construction of Project 2025' - This is scary shit, people.

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-9-2024

My Words: Below is an excerpt from historian Heather Cox Richardson. I encourage you all to read it in it's entirety. This is very scary shit, people.

'Yesterday the Washington Post published an article by Beth Reinhard examining the philosophy and the power of Russell Vought, the hard-right Christian nationalist who is drafting plans for a second Trump term...Last month the Republican National Committee (RNC), now dominated by Trump loyalists, named Vought policy director of the RNC platform committee, the group that will draft a political platform for the Republicans...

Vought argues that the United States is in a “post constitutional moment” that “pays only lip service to the old Constitution.”...Vought calls for what he calls “Radical Constitutionalism” to destroy the power of the modern administrative state and instead elevate the president to supreme authority...

Journalist Reinhard points out that Trump strategist Steve Bannon recently praised Vought and his colleagues as “madmen” who are going to destroy the U.S. government. “We’re going to rip and shred the federal government apart, and if you don’t like it, you can lump it,” Bannon said...'
June 7, 2024

'Prosecutor's Tactics FAIL HARD In Hunter Biden Trial'

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'As the defense begin its testimony today in Hunter Biden's illegal gun possession trial, Harry explains why the case was brought in the first place.'

My Words: An excellent analysis by Harry, who doesn't think much of this prosecution.
June 7, 2024

'Listen To Anita Hill Accuse Clarence Thomas'

https://www.history.com/speeches/anita-hill-accuses-clarence-thomas

My Words: She told us who he was.

'In October 1991, while the Senate Judiciary Committee was deliberating over the final vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill stepped forward with accusations of sexual harassment against Thomas. As a result, the committee held three days of investigative hearings. In her nationally televised and broadcast statement, Hill testifies about the alleged harassment.'

June 5, 2024

Wow. A Righteous Rant by Steve Schmidt about the WSJ lies about Joe Biden...

https://steveschmidt.substack.com/p/dishonest-garbage-at-the-wall-street

My Words: A must read in it's entirety, people. Here is just a taste.

Dishonest garbage at the Wall Street Journal

'Annie Linsky and Siobhan Hughes are Wall Street Journal Wall writers, who debased themselves, ethical journalism, WSJ sourcing standards and the reputation of the paper itself — which does its best to keep the Murdoch stench from, if not permeating, then saturating the entirety of its reputation....

The Linskey and Hughes story is a smear. It is constructed around the observations of Kevin McCarthy, a serial liar with no credibility whatsoever, and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, who believes people and dinosaurs lived together 6,000 years ago. Also, he recently left his day job to role play as a Trump stooge in a Manhattan courtroom, where he debased the dignity of the United States Congress and the Office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives with his presence...

The Biden White House and the country are under siege from a propaganda machine that is vast, powerful and unrelenting. It is non-stop, and it is fair to wonder what the plan might be to deal with it. One thing is for sure, the debate ahead will be monumental...'
June 4, 2024

Married to the Mob

https://statuskuo.substack.com/p/married-to-the-mob

'A new report reveals how lucrative life is for Trump witnesses whose silence may have been bought.' JAY KUO

'...A mob boss like Trump is head of a criminal enterprise, so when the authorities come calling, employees characteristically clam up. Sometimes they’re scared to talk, and sometimes they’re induced into silence...Today, I’ll lay out what ProPublica discovered and then address the most obvious question: Isn’t this highly illegal? Spoiler alert: The answer is yes, quite likely it is, but the next logical question is tougher. Is there enough to warrant further investigations and charges?

'Down the road, assuming Trump doesn’t regain the levers of power, it might finally be time to bring federal RICO charges against everyone in the Trump orbit who is grifting from the base, pressuring witnesses and laundering money. RICO exists as a way to get around the problem of criminal enterprises that leave no direct trail to the boss.'

My Words: Read the article to see the details of Trump buying silence.


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