Wednesday Reads: Watergate Break-InPosted: June 17, 2020 | |
In the early morning of June 17, 1972, five men are arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate, an office-hotel-apartment complex in Washington, D.C. #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/X2vVPZHT1E
— Aurora (@CitizenScreen) June 17, 2020
It has been 48 years since the Watergate burglary…if only things were as simple as a little “bugging” these days…tRump would have been impeached, right?
Quote from the movie Dick (1999) :
Why say midnight run? It was during the day. I despise him but at least we can present facts.
— Pat Fuller #StopKillingBlackPeople #JustWearAMask (@bannerite) June 17, 2020
Hillary isn’t going to prison. There is no ObamaGate. There is no border wall. There is no migrant, terrorist caravan. Beautiful healthcare didn’t arrive. North Korea still has nuclear weapons. The tax cut was for the rich. The coronavirus didn’t go down to zero.
He is a fraud.
— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) June 17, 2020
This is tragic & totally expected. Trump can’t remember what they talked about. He goes blank. He is deeply impaired from dementia, yet he still retains a title. He should be in a tracksuit watching TV. Rs need to face reality- he’s too far gone to even act like a 2020 candidate. https://t.co/kqq0d1jTMm
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) June 16, 2020
Donald Trump won’t stop lying about Barack Obama.
I made a list of 12 separate false claims Trump has made about Obama or Obama’s record *since the beginning of last month alone*: https://t.co/vbiOPkd2an
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 17, 2020
There is no AIDS vaccine.
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a highly effective HIV prevention drug developed with taxpayer funds that costs $8/month in Australia and $2400/month in the USA. The CDC estimates over 1 million Americans need PrEP and can’t afford it. https://t.co/qhdltPZCpg
— Kim Cavill (@sexposparenting) June 16, 2020
Nothing to see here. Just a close Trump ally — who served as one of his backchannels to Russia during the transition — and the brother of his Education Secretary signing a contract with a wholly-owned and controlled entity of the Chinese Government.https://t.co/IT2YQjscSC
— Ned Price (@nedprice) June 16, 2020
ladies we can avoid pregnancy if we just stop taking pregnancy tests, this is very exciting pic.twitter.com/SnbEglC5bD
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 17, 2020
The cruise ship outbreak was the American pandemic in miniature; the virus fed off the deficiencies of health, labor, housing systems. Ships, with their Parasite-like layering of workers and pleasure seekers, are like floating models of extreme inequality. https://t.co/trcmS19OHr
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 17, 2020
Moving on from tRump…
🙋♂️Raise your hand if you think the news of 5 black men found hanging in trees in 1 week should be getting much bigger headlines.
— Steve Herzfeld 🌊 (@american2084) June 17, 2020
George Stinney Jr. He was fourteen. Three months after being arrested, he was executed on this day in 1944. They used a bible as a booster seat when they sat him in the electric chair. Seventy years later, he was exonerated for the murder of 2 white girls. https://t.co/8ZcjdKS7ED
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 16, 2020
Take a look at this thread:
Today, a black film editor posted in a Facebook group for Hollywood editors looking to connect w/other black editors, as there is severe underrepresentation in post-production & they can be hard to find. What ensued is a slew of white editors who immediately objected (THREAD) 1.
— Nicole French (@Nicole_saysLove) June 16, 2020
The hard truth is that maybe this officer should be on leave for evaluation.
— D’Ag due (@ag_due) June 17, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) June 17, 2020
The world is going to shit…literally.
This is an open thread.