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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Twitter Trumpling.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpling under false pretences.

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Twits on Twitter, Base Desires Dept. 0

E. J. Montini explores the tactics of the Twitterer-in-Chief. A snippet:

Trump uses events like those in Minneapolis and Louisville and others to inflame his base. These days, it also distracts from COVID-19 news.

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A Trumpled Enemies List 0

Figures labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Descent 0

Will Bunch is less than sanguine.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Outside agitator frolics.

Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, is in custody in Chicago on charges of civil disorder, possession of unregistered explosives and participating in and organizing riots, making him the first person to face federal prosecution for allegedly taking part in the fires, looting and other violence that engulfed the Twin Cities since the death of George Floyd in police custody. He is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Chicago later Monday.

Last Thursday night, Rupert posted on his public Facebook page an invitation for “goons” to join him in traveling to Minneapolis, where he said he was renting hotel rooms and planned to wreak havoc and “take hella good videos.”

More at the link.

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Southern Strategy Redux 0

Susan Estrich argues that Donald Trump has been waiting for the opportunity to play his own Willie Horton card.

I would counter that he has been playing it continually for forever.

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A Divider, Not a Uniter 0

SeattlePI columnist John Connelly looks at the recent riots in reaction to the killing of (yet another) black man for being black. He points out that this is but one in a long series eruptions in the history of white American racism and the legacy of America’s original sin.

Here’s a snippet:

Racism is America’s social and political pandemic. The vast civil unrest of this weekend comes on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, in which white vigilantes murdered 300 African Americans and set fire to 35 city blocks.

No antidote for endemic racism has been found, not even the election of a Black president. The man who succeeded him spread to falsehood that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. It “spikes” with periodic killings by police. The news media cover protests and riots, but give far less attention to what makes even nonviolent protesters angry.

We’re badly equipped for this spike. President Donald Trump is a deliberate divider, going so far as to encourage violence. . . .”

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Suborning Violence 0

The SPLC calls out Donald Trump’s tweet of approval.

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“We Are Not ‘All in This Together'” 0

Warning: Language.

Read the Robert Reich piece that Mike refers to.

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That Other Epidemic 0

You know: that peculiarly American epidemic that never ends.

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Scapegoating Goes Viral 0

“It’s those people you-know-who-we-mean.”

I’m a Southern boy.

I know racism when I see it.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A noted Trumpling.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Racism going coronaviral frolics.

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Corona Computer Virus 0

Title:  Idiocy Goes Viral.  Image:  Bill Gates at computer screen.  Leap out at him are dozens of trolls, let by Roger Stone and Infowars's Alex Jones, screaming,

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

More Trumpling in the hood.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Boogaloo boy frolics.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Ice cream with Trumples.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The SPLC reports that Facebook

. . . has become the social media platform of choice for far-right organizers and activists who engage in protests against social distancing.

Details at the link.

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Title:  Pandemic Masks:  Learn to Identify Them.  Image one:  A surgical mask.  Imagae Two:  an N95 respirator mask.  Image Three:  A witchdoctor mask, captioned

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