Ah, well I certainly agree with that!
@Terry Preta Gardens: thanks for proving Ted Rall’s point. Just to make it clear: A man causing no risk to anyone, AFTER being subdued AND handcuffed, was deliberately and with malice aforethought murdered by a police officer, who pushed away attempts to help from professionals with medical training who could see how badly off Floyd was.
Chauvin was not following police policy, he used a technique that is (1) not approved by his department, (2) not appropriate in this situation according to expert testimony by his own police department, (3) rejected by professionals in his department, (4) in violation of their training, and (5) known to be potentially fatal, and he had a history of other such abuses for which he has not suffered any real penalty.
And you blamed the murdered man.
No, they don’t. Not like this. Read the details in the New York Times. This is a for-profit organization, not a nonprofit, deliberately hiding the “repeat payment” button – and hiding it even MORE later, so we know it wasn’t an accident. The Democratic Party hits you up for funds, but they don’t steal your bank account. They ask for repeat donations, but they put that request openly and up front.
No, it’s just another grift.
Openly threatening business people for not voting their way – um, aren’t there laws about that sort of thing?
Heck, it’s not even SAFE to go to Georgia, which is the absolute WORST in the country in terms of vaccination rates, enhanced by the remarkable idiocy of the governor.
See for yourself: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/28/960901166/how-is-the-covid-19-vaccination-campaign-going-in-your-state
It is even worse than you might think from Masterkrain’s excellent summary. WinRed (a for-profit company which raked in money from the donations, unlike ActBlue, the Democratic equivalent, which is a nonprofit) was given a free hand by #45’s political operatives (some were good friends with Jared Kushner, the unofficial campaign manager), and not only did they do default repeat donations (some were billed EVERY DAY, and only found out when their bank told them they were broke), but added a similar “double this donation” button.
Furthermore, they lied outright about donations being matched, or having deadlines, to encourage people to donate, and completely and deliberately ignored campaign finance limits. There are always occasions when this happens (Biden’s campaign returned monies given over the limit), but when you have someone donate the limit the first time and then repeat it, you KNOW you are violating the law.
Not only that, but even with a ridiculous level of refunds, #45 benefited by essentially getting massive interest-free loans when he needed them most for his campaign, because money has continued to come in post-election – #45 has told people to send to HIM, not the party, because why should they benefit from HIS grift? – which means he was able to spend illegally over-the-limit donations when he needed them, and just “return the excess” WEEKS after the election was over from later donations. If that’s not a violation of campaign finance laws, it’s only because no one has realized you could do that.
And here’s the worst: WinRed is going strong for other Republican candidates, using the same tactics and this may become the default from now on.
And MontanaBill’s accusations against Biden are, as usual, nonsensical.
I should have added that there are certainly Democrats who are guilty of predatory behavior as well, but at least it isn’t in their freaking party platform.
Gaetz was the only person in Congress to vote against a sex-trafficking bill – and you KNOW it has to be bad when even all the Republicans vote for something except you.
He referred to Tucker Carlson’s own, um, challenges in that respect as well on his show, which caused Carlson to backpedal rapidly.
FoxNews is a combination of sexual predators (not just Roger Ailes – remember Bill O’Reilly?) and conveniently arranged and dressed prey.
And of course #45 has been accused of NUMEROUS harassment and rapes, including of underaged women, and when there are 26 filed complaints, there are inevitably more from women afraid to come into the open, thanks to media harassers like FoxNews. Two rape accusations, incidentally, one by his ex-wife. And as we all know, he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well, who has been arrested for sex trafficking with her late partner Epstein, who was a friend of #45’s.
I just can’t think of an animal that would be appropriate enough without insulting the animal…
@Terry Preta Gardens: Move to Somalia. I understand they have exactly the kind of “pure unregulated capitalism” you adore.