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The Trump/Barr goon gestapo in Portland is blatantly fascist on multiple levels but it also seems like the majority of analysis on this topic still VASTLY underestimates the degree to which it’s targeted GOP retribution against Portland’s penchant for *White liberalism/anarchy*. Image
In other words, this is yet another link in the chain of White on White crime for the purpose of maintaining White supremacy. It’s Kent State-esque and it’s meant to terrify White liberals, and more importantly, moderates away from becoming reliable allies to marginalized people.
Admittedly I find the whole thing ironic b/c over the yrs as I’ve discussed my POV on America’s endemic racism as a Black woman in TX, Portland (and OR in general) is invariably the location folk offer up as a prototype for liberal utopia, despite its history of White supremacy.
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(7/6/20) The former president of Panama’s sons were arrested for money laundering and bribery. President Ricardo Martinelli sat on the board of the bank that #Greenlighted #TrumpOceanClubPanama. He was a VIP guest at the project’s opening in 2011... justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/t…
LOOK AT THE DATES: "between approx 8/09 and 1/14 the defendants facilitated...pymt of bribes from #Odebrecht to or for the benefit of the *PANAMA GOV OFFICAL* by taking...steps that included opening and managing SECRET bank accts [via] shell companies in FOREIGN jurisdictions."
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Never let it be said I questioned the wisdom and elegance of @TheRickWilson's #ETTD, but I think there's also something else he does.

He functions as a tiny-handed x-ray.

If you interact with him, the world sees you for who you really are.
Right now, we're all forced to interact with him.

Did you pretend to be a big tough person but are secretly a sniveling bitch who will do anything to keep your job?

We see you.

Were you always a racist who managed to keep it hidden in coded language?

Not any more.
Are you a person who has grown so lazy in your authority that your only response to being questioned about your motivations is, "How dare you? DID YOU NOT SEE MY TITLE?"

Your insides are now your outsides.

It's not all bad, though.
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After some thought, it is my belief that the GOP turned on Trump some time ago, and that we are currently experiencing the desperate, drawn out death rattle of Trump’s ill-conceived presidential adventure.

I will explain. Let me know what you think.

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In a previous thread, I described the long term strategy goals of the GOP, and the state-based targeting strategy that Trump and the GOP are now using for re-election - capitalizing on crises.

This thread still holds true, but I believe a further distinction needs to be made.
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We have to remember that we are dealing with several different factions and groups here, and their goals and motives do not always align.

There are two “groups” in particular that we should be thinking about right now (just for this purpose - they aren’t strictly separate).

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Pay attention to what trump is doing here - not to the incendiary/controversial nature of his words.

He is *using* the violence and chaos and injured Americans, to amplify GOP attacks on Dem states.

The same way he has used the *pandemic* to attack Dem states.

For context,
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For Covid:
Refuse to implement a pandemic plan (can’t have all states being equally effective)

Make it look like states are on their own, but in fact, help key GOP states look good, and leave Dem governors on their own.

Attack Dem governors’ actions.
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rawstory.com/2020/03/heres-…
This may seem like a dumb strategy for a national election, because it isn’t a national strategy - it’s a state strategy. The national strategy is separate.

Remember, the GOP has spent decades slowly taking over governorships. They recently lost some, and that is *key.*

Why?
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@OregonDarryl Other formerly unimaginable questions:

If armed radical extremists seize a state capitol, will your guy condemn this?
Will your guy condemn known racists inciting AND perpetrating violence against people?
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@OregonDarryl Do you and your boss believe in the Constitution and that it's interpretation is subject to the Supreme Court of the United States?
Does Congress have the authority to subpoena documents from the Executive?
Will you take responsibility for failures as well as successes?
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@OregonDarryl Will you undermine the competence of US national intelligence agencies while convening with hostile powers?
Will you withhold disaster relief from domestic political opponents?
Will you undermine a free and independent press?

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#ETTD

Democrat, Jill Karofsky is going to win this thing! 💥

This is a huge victory that shifts the power in the WI court. The GOP would've purged voters and done everything in their power to suppress turnout.
Kelly was appointed by the dreaded Scott Walker in 2016

Why this race is so important.

thehill.com/opinion/judici…
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1/ A short thread on the constancy of #ETTD. Yes, it started as a witty phrase. Time and again it's been proven as an iron law of American politics.

Almost all of the prior ETTD cases in the Administration were expendable either insofar as they were low-speed...
2/ ...dim-bulb Trump lackeys and clones, or their skill sets weren't needed. A few (Mattis, Tillerson) just got tired of this shit, but TBH we entered this Admin in a time of relative peace and prosperity.

Now, one of the few *actual* experts on infectious diseases in this...
3/ ...crapulous, terrible, shit-tier warren of ratfucking titty-baby whiners and petty schemers has clearly given the Presidential ego an ouchy for doing the unforgivable; speaking the truth.

Trump *always* follows this pattern; "What do you think of X?" is a setup...
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Trump Asked Fauci Why Health Officials Couldn’t Simply Let Coronavirus ‘Wash Over’ the Country: WaPo | via @thedailybeast #Sadism #SwampThing #ThugLife #AmericanSociopath 🤡😷 thedailybeast.com/trump-asked-fa…
He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus | via @nytimes #AmericanSociopath #InstabilityInChief #TrumpLiesAmericansDie 🤡😷🚮 nyti.ms/3ceNp5H
Trump to U.S. Postal Service: Drop Dead | via @RollingStone #AmericanSociopath #ETTD 🤡😷 rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
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Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March | via @voxdotcom #AmericanSociopath 🤬#InstabilityInChief #LockHimUp vox.com/2020/4/5/21208…
“Trump’s approval for his management of the coronavirus is now under-water, 47-52%. Approval is down from 55% in the poll released on March 20, and closer to where it was in the March 13 poll, when it was 43%.” #TrumpSlump #InstabilityInChief #ITMFA 🤡😷 washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
Trump Is Gutting Our Democracy While We’re Dealing With Coronavirus | via @nytimes #AmericanSociopath #DudeGottaGo #ManchurianCandidate 🦊🤡😷 nyti.ms/2JFizqn ImageImageImageImage
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"To take maximum precautions, Gaetz reportedly slept in a Walmart parking lot 'somewhere off [Interstate] 85' on his way driving back to Florida from Washington, DC."
cc: @thespybrief
"He also reflected on the gas mask stunt. 

'I wasn't making light of the situation,' Gaetz told the News Journal. 'I only wish I had worn the gas mask at CPAC.' "
@thespybrief
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In light of the "alternative facts" #TrumpVirus presser on the heels of Trump's "coronavirus is a Deep State hoax" rally, I'd like to revisit a piece I wrote back in November, called "GOP = George Orwell Party."

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1/ “IN THE END,” wrote George Orwell in 1984, “the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.”
2/ It took 35 years longer than Orwell predicted, but here we are. The Grand Old Party has become the George Orwell Party. Because the reality of their current situation is damning and treasonous, Donald Trump and his minions have resorted to attacking reality.
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Rose Coloreds: Fierce, effective Democrat s/heroes have emerged and been revealed for the patriots they are.
Rose Coloreds: Nancy Pelosi held her fire until the right issue on which to impeach came to light. She put Schiff in as point person. They gamed out this entire affair and took the right path even though acquittal in the Senate has always been almost certain.
Rose Coloreds: Filthy Dersh has been fully revealed as the soulless wraith of a corrupt mercenary windbag. No thinking person will ever be fooled again.
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🔥Impeachment Trial🔥

Bezos’ phone was hacked by MbS.

The Saudi gov’t has been intent on harming Bezos since its relentless coverage of Khashoggi’s murder.

Did AMI obtain Bezos’s private texts from MbS?

Trump sold nuclear tech to Saudis in secret after Khashoggi killing
🔥Trial🔥

Pence is involved in the scandal at the heart of the trial. Pence met with Zelenskiy in Trump’s place during the period the aid was being withheld,

Trump has pointed to Pence about his comms w/ Zelenski & several figures have accused Pence of knowing abt the scheme.
🔥Trial3🔥

“It’s trickier for Pence to be in all-on defense mode when he’s been implicated in the underlying allegations,”

Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena documents

The Senate voted Tuesday to block a Democratic bid to subpoena White House emails, memos & other docs.
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💣KangarooCt💣

“Carter Page considered himself to be a "highest level contact" for the Russian intelligence services:

Page agreed that he was on the RIS books."

Page used WhatsApp!! 😂😂😂

Page said no President in history has spent as much time in Russia as Trump has.
💣KangarooCt2💣

Trump impeachment trial puts the fate of the republic at stake, both sides say

Trump “endangers our national security” and presents a “uniquely dangerous” threat to the rule of law, said the brief submitted by House DEMs

Senate GOP plan speedy Trump trial
💣KangarooCt3💣

Lev Parnas, Giuliani’s henchman, has sent a letter to AG Barr requesting that he recuse himself from the inv’n & appoint a special prosecutor.

McConnell proposes impeachment trial rules with no guarantee that witnesses will be called to testify
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Left: MMA fighter, Colby Covington, posts video with the Traitor Tots. Promises to “Make Fighting Great Again”.

Right: Dude gets his jaw broken in the ring and literally runs out of the arena

Oopsie.

#MAGAJAW
Narrator: Covington did not, in fact, make fighting great again.
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Exhibit ZZZ of #ETTD
Once thought of with a scintilla of “respect” she has now fully beclowned herself...
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BURIED LEDE: Ghouliani demanded a bribe for Ukraine to meet with US AG. washingtonpost.com/politics/giuli…
BURIED LEDE II: Looted Ukranian assets were routed through US Banks.
BREAKING: At the same time Ghouliani was digging dirt on Biden, he was ALSO working to suppress an investigation that could have ensnared Dmitri Firtash BY INSERTING HIMSELF AS THE INVESTIGATOR AND KEEPING UKRAINE FROM TALKING TO THE DOJ. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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Hey @RonJohnsonWI I'm not even 5 pages in and I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT.
Why does Amb Taylor include your name in the list of IRREGULAR POLICY CHANNELS?
WHAT DID YOU KNOW?
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Let’s talk about Fox News—which is somehow, despite not programming “news” in the strict sense of the word, the most-watched cable news station in these United States.
1/ Fox News has always been retrograde, hearkening back to the 1890s/aughts, when most newspapers were nakedly partisan—before the rise of labor, before women’s suffrage. It is William Randolph Hearst’s wet dream.
2/ Too, Fox News has always been a network of indignant shit-stirrers. They want us to be afraid. They want us to be angry. They don’t want to engage us, they want to enrage us. Fear & rage cloud our judgment, impede critical thinking.

"We report, you decide," my ass.
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1/ If you're wondering about my previous thoughts on @SebGorka, The Dragon of Budapest, allow me to share an excerpt from my #1 NYT best-seller, #ETTD:
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Hi-time for a rant. Believe it or not, IRL I am not a blue owl, I'm actually a scientist and an expert in infectious diseases. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD thehill.com/policy/healthc…
The science thing, as well as being a compassionate human being make me completely outraged about the fact that refugees will not receive an influenza vaccine. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD
Flu is nothing to fool around with! In 1918 an influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people (3% of the world's population)! It infected 500 million people including people in remote areas like the arctic. #Influenza #trumpwillkillusall #ETTD
cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-r…
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1/ From my book #ETTD

In the brief interregnum between naming a new chief of staff, America watched the antics of Anthony Scaramucci, a man with the affect of a person deeply familiar with the edgy joys of Bolivian Marching Powder.
2/ Scaramucci’s rise as the court jester of the Trump White House soon came to a screeching halt.

...

If there was a polar opposite to John Kelly for seriousness, it was the aforementioned hypercaffeinated White House leprechaun Anthony Scaramucci.
3/ Within hours of Scaramucci’s announcing he reported directly to the president and didn’t have to work through the chief of staff, Kelly dropped the hammer on the Mooch.
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Now isn't THIS interesting in light of rumors Acosta was told by higher ups to lay off Epstein? From 11/2018: thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstei…
"But as part of that deal, according to records cited by the Herald, Epstein provided “valuable consideration”—in other words, critical information—to fed investigators." 2/
"There’s no direct evidence of what that info was, but records show that at around same time, Epstein was considered to be crucial witness during trial of two Bear Stearns executives who faced allegations of corporate securities fraud during 2008 financial crisis." 3/
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