Good morning, I guess the memes make themselves up nowadays.
Cartoons from Cagle.com
All this mask freedom…is a bit premature…
You know, from here on, anyone who tells me it’s perfectly safe since I’m vaccinated is getting instantly blocked— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) May 15, 2021
The fat lady hasn’t even started to warm up, she won’t be singing anytime soon.
Since CDC announced the new COVID-19 mask guidance for vaccinated Americans, a flurry of right-wing accounts — seemingly belonging to unvaccinated people — have tweeted saying they “identify as vaccinated” and won’t be wearing a mask.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) May 15, 2021
It’s the new anti-vaccine talking point. pic.twitter.com/pj4Bmvm5De
the honor system is doomed to fail in a country where half the people have no honor— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 15, 2021
Israel PM Netanyahu vows to continue Gaza attacks for ‘as long as necessary’ https://t.co/gQnoaTk3Pn— The Guardian (@guardian) May 16, 2021
I thought Benji was out? Or would be out soon?
In one of his final acts, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s multi-pronged efforts to remain in power laid the groundwork for the unprecedented burst of violence terrorizing Israeli streets https://t.co/phWDy07bNk— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 16, 2021
You see all of the kids around me, they’re just kids.— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) May 15, 2021
Why would you just send a missile to them?
— a 10-year-old girl in Gazapic.twitter.com/I66h0q4fWP
Tonight, I put the kids to sleep in our bedroom. So that when we die, we die together and no one would live to mourn the loss of one another.#GazaUnderAttack— Eman Basher (@SometimesPooh) May 12, 2021
A day after the Israeli military misled reporters over its offensive, this. We are not the story. A building is nothing beside the people who have died. But this is a shocking assault on the free press. More power to my brave colleagues at @AP and @AJEnglish in Gaza https://t.co/r2Wjbhk2dg— Declan Walsh (@declanwalsh) May 16, 2021
BREAKING: The Israeli military says it has targeted the home of Gaza's top Hamas leader after nearly a week of heavy airstrikes and rocket fire into Israel from the territory ruled by the Islamic militant group https://t.co/hjq3NyosWg— The Associated Press (@AP) May 16, 2021
Meanwhile in Mississippi:
A whopping 73% of Mississippians voted FOR medical marijuana in 2020.— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) May 14, 2021
The MS Supreme Court just struck the will of those voters down today—along with the ENTIRE ballot initiative process.
They also killed initiatives already underway for early voting & Medicaid expansion.
Mississippi is now firmly the least democratic state:— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) May 15, 2021
Huge barriers to voting
1 in 9 people banned from voting for life due to a felony (Black voters at 2x the rate of whites)
Dems would have to win the popular vote by an impossible 15% to win the GOP-gerrymandered legislature https://t.co/4eyJGX6Iqp
There is a new case of police brutality…this one is torture.
Remember the name Jamal Sutherland…because he will become the next George Floyd.
When a mental health patient booked for assault is tased a half dozen times in jail just to take him to a court hearing and then dies, we need to ask why this happened.— Gary M. Votour (@Gary4GovSC) May 14, 2021
A court appearance was not worth the life of a person who was already in custody.https://t.co/0wSj3DVyka
The death of Jamal Sutherland is another blight. We are back in the community where Walter Scott was killed and the Emanuel Nine perished.— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) May 14, 2021
Mr. Sutherland’s death is another example that underscores why there must be real, serious reforms to our law enforcement.
"Mental illness does not give anybody the right to put their hands on my child," Amy Sutherland, Jamal's mother, said as she fought back tears. "That's my child. I love my child. His father and his brothers, they love Jamal." 💔💔💔 https://t.co/SpZfUZRIXN— ToNic∞ #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽 (@Hola_Mars) May 15, 2021
.@AttorneyCrump reacts to body camera footage of Jamal Sutherland's final moments. He died while in police custody back in January.— Zerlina on Peacock (@ZerlinaShow) May 14, 2021
"It’s shocking on every level. The fact that you would not treat an animal this cruelly, but they treated this restrained Black man like that.” pic.twitter.com/kYHc2hueFW
We are once again witness to law enforcement in the United States killing another Black man.— ACLU of SC (@ACLU_SC) May 14, 2021
His name was Jamal Sutherland. https://t.co/wyJnyypEG7
This is in my home state of SC- where leaders love to talk about the “sanctity of life.” You are witnessing the last moments of #JamalSutherland— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) May 15, 2021
This is abhorrent & inhumane.
Justice. Where does it even begin when you’re treated like your life is valueless?! I just can’t… https://t.co/ZI67wn4Azh
The death of Jamal Sutherland in a South Carolina jail after officers tried to remove him from his cell using pepper spray and Tasers has raised calls for changes in the treatment in custody of the mentally ill. https://t.co/gUGJ6rDTC4— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 15, 2021
I tried to watch the video, but I could not. My disgust is overwhelming and I am seriously thinking about going to Charleston to March in the protest.
I’m ending this with a few nice things:
This is an open thread.
President Biden is going to have a press conference this afternoon, and I wish someone would ask him why around 30,000,000 people on Social Security, disability, veterans, and railroad pensions haven’t gotten their stimulus payments yet. Furthermore, why hasn’t he fired two Trump holdovers at the Social Security Administration who are holding up the payments and who are trying to destroy Social Security?
Social Security hasn’t handed over payment information that the Internal Revenue Service needs to send the coronavirus relief checks to nearly 30 million people receiving retirement or disability benefits, Democrats said.
“We understand that these beneficiaries are waiting because the Social Security Administration has not sent the necessary payment files to the Internal Revenue Service,” House Ways and Means Committee chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said in a letter to Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.
Several Democrats, including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), had previously urged President Joe Biden to fire Saul, a Donald Trump appointee whose term doesn’t expire until 2025. Biden has hesitated to do so even though he’s fired other Trump holdovers in other agencies before their terms have ended.
The IRS has sent more than 127 million payments so far. Neal and other members of his committee earlier this week asked Social Security and the IRS to explain the delayed payments to Social Security beneficiaries.
In Wednesday’s letter, Democrats said they became “aware that the IRS asked SSA to start sending payment files two weeks before the American Rescue Plan became law on March 11, 2021” ― and that Social Security still hasn’t provided the information.
People in these categories are the poorest of the poor, including Social Security recipients who don’t have enough income to file tax returns.
We are giving the trump-appointed heads of the Social Security Admin **24 Hours** to get off their backsides and stop delaying sending stimulus checks to 30,000,000 Americans. pic.twitter.com/zsx7t9vKvC
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) March 24, 2021
President Biden is facing increasing pressure to remove two Social Security Administration officials appointed by his Republican predecessor, a standoff that could test the limits of his ability to undo Donald Trump’s legacy.
The brewing controversy surrounds Andrew Saul and David Black, the agency’s commissioner and deputy commissioner, whom Trump appointed to fixed-term positions that don’t end until 2025. As term appointees, they can’t be removed by Biden except for cause, but unions and Capitol Hill alike are demanding that Biden find a way to remove them, accusing them of creating a toxic work environment, contributing to low morale due to staff cuts, and sidelining the agency’s administrative law judges.
The continued presence of the Trump appointees underscores the difficulties the Biden administration faces when trying to roll back some of the previous administration’s efforts to reshape the federal government. While traditional political appointees must resign or face being fired when a new administration comes in, presidents are also able to install fixed-term employees to boards and other government positions that can outlast their administration.
Saul, a New York businessman and Republican donor, and Black, a former Bush administration staffer, have been in their positions since 2019. According to critics, the two officials have engaged in “no-holds-barred union busting” and eliminated the agency’s pre-pandemic telework program, forcing over 10,000 employees to commute to work — a rule change that continues despite the onset of COVID-19. (That did not apply to Saul, who reportedly continued to work from home as thousands of his employees commuted during the onset of the pandemic.)
There’s more at the Yahoo News link.
Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul and his Deputy David Black "are sabotaging the Biden administration by delaying relief checks."
— SocialSecurityWorks (@SSWorks) March 25, 2021
Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul & his deputy David Black have illegally pressured judges to deny disability claims.
— SocialSecurityWorks (@SSWorks) March 25, 2021
As we all know, there’s another Trump holdover working as quickly as he can to destroy the Post Office.
The Washington Post: USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new 10-year plan.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday unveiled the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation, part of a 10-year plan that includes longer first-class delivery windows, reduced post office hours and higher postage prices.
DeJoy presented his long-awaited strategic vision for the U.S. Postal Service during a Tuesday webinar. Portions of the initiative already made public have raised alarms from postal advocates, who say they could further erode agency performance. Mailing industry officials warn that substantial service cuts could drive away business and worsen its already battered finances.
But DeJoy has cited the need for austerity to ensure more consistent delivery and rein in losses. The agency is weighed down by $188.4 billion in liabilities, and DeJoy told a House panel last month that he expects the Postal Service to lose $160 billion over the next 10 years. Without the plan, Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Ron Bloom said, the agency’s future was “profoundly threatened.”
DeJoy’s plan to make up that projected shortfall largely depends on Congress repealing a retiree health care pre-funding mandate and allowing postal workers to enroll in Medicare. The agency also will ask President Biden to order a review of how much the Postal Service should have paid into its pension funds, and credit the mail agency with any overpayments.
DeJoy projected these steps would save the agency $58 billion over the next decade, and the agency could make up the rest through postage rate increases ($44 billion in new revenue), “self-help” cost cutting in mail processing, transportation and administrative efficiencies ($34 billion), and revenue from package volume and price increases ($24 billion).
Fire the USPS board. Fire dejoy. Save the Post Office. https://t.co/rFXd0aSip1
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) March 25, 2021
USA Today has an interesting piece on Biden by Paul Brandus: Biden is using FDR as his role model. He’s made the no-drama Obama era look wild.
Presidents get to decorate the Oval Office any way they want, and it’s usually telling. Joe Biden for example, requested that five portraits be hung around the fireplace. There’s George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and one of the greatest Americans who never became president: Alexander Hamilton.
And in the middle of this esteemed group is a fifth portrait in a place of honor over the fireplace: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Biden, who will be the last president who lived during FDR’s momentous era, deeply admires our 32nd president, and it shows in both his style and way of governing.
No president since Roosevelt inherited the kind of mess that confronted Biden, and he has responded as FDR did: By throwing big money at problems. The ink on the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan is barely dry, and now the White House is set to unveil a $3 trillion infrastructure plan.
There’s also talk of reforming the biggest federal program of all: Social Security, which Roosevelt launched in 1935, and which is now paying out more cash than it’s bringing in. In Washington, the word “reform” is usually a code word for more spending.
Hmmm….I hope that will involve lifting the cap on the payroll tax so that rich people have to contribute more to Social Security and Medicare.
Biden’s style — specifically how he communicates with the American people — is also a page from the FDR playbook. Two months into his presidency, he has been surprisingly disciplined and economical with his words and appearances. The verbal gaffes that dogged him throughout his long career in Washington are nowhere to be seen. I’m sure he’ll make a boo-boo eventually (he’s Joe Biden, after all) but after four years of a president who lied about everything, a gaffe on Biden’s part these days will be seen as an honest mistake, humanizing, even charming to a certain degree.
Roosevelt is remembered for his famous Fireside Chats. Forgotten, however, is how infrequently he gave them. During his 12 years in office — bookended by America’s greatest 20th century crises, the Great Depression and World War II — he took to the airwaves just 30 times. Just two or three times a year. The rarity of his appearances amped up the drama and attention when he did speak.
But, unlike Biden so far, FDR gave lots of press conferences, Brandus writes. He recommends that Biden make his first formal appearance before the D.C. press corps as boring as possible.
The news media is trying to gin up the drama for this, and Biden will certainly be asked about tough issues that already are challenging his smooth operation — including immigration problems at the southern border and the mass shootings in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colorado. But he knows this and will be prepared.
If Biden’s lucky, his first news conference will be a dull affair. It will also likely be a rare one. Why? Here’s the deal. With platforms like Twitter, Facebook and all the rest at their fingertips, modern-day presidents need reporters and the press less than ever. We saw this during the campaign, when Biden gave individual interviews but rarely held news conferences. The pandemic was a good excuse to pull back even further.
In other news, There’s been an attempted copycat supermarket shooting in Georgia; fortunately it was short-circuited.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Man took 6 guns, body armor into Publix at Atlantic Station, cops say.
Just two days after a mass shooting left 10 people dead at a Colorado supermarket, Atlanta police arrested a 22-year-old man who walked into a Publix at Atlantic Station with six guns and body armor.
Police were called to the grocery store on Atlantic Drive just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and met with a manager who told them a man came in with a rifle and headed straight toward a bathroom, authorities said.
Police identified the man as Rico Marley. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail on multiple charges of criminal attempt to commit a felony and weapons possession. Marley is scheduled for a first appearance before a judge Thursday morning.
The witness who saw 22 y/o Rico Marley in the bathroom with the AR-15 told us tonight he may have helped prevent a mass shooting. Charles Russell says the tragedy in Boulder was definitely on his mind. https://t.co/gMZBvbwWT8 pic.twitter.com/3fdUm4u7Om
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) March 25, 2021
Remember the elderly Asian woman who fought back against her attacker in San Francisco? She’s in the news again.
Xiao Zhen Xie, the 75-year-old woman who was punched by a white man in San Francisco — and then fought back by smacking him with a board — will not keep the nearly $1 million that has been donated for her medical expenses. Her grandson says Xie insists on donating the money to help defuse racism against the Asian American community.
“She insists on making this decision saying this issue is bigger than Her,” John Chen wrote in an update on the fundraising site GoFundMe.
Xie was attacked on San Francisco’s Market Street last Wednesday, the morning after six women of Asian descent were killed in a shooting rampage in the Atlanta area — the worst incident in a broader spike in incidents that have targeted the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Xie, who is originally from China, had been waiting to cross the street when she was suddenly hit in the face. San Francisco Police say the suspect, Steven Jenkins, punched Xie minutes after he assaulted an 83-year-old Asian man. The suspect was being chased by a security guard when he hit Xie.
In the moment, her instinct was to fight back, her family told TV station KPIX. They said that Xie, while badly hurt, responded by grabbing a wooden board and hitting the man.
Jenkins, 39, was left with a bloody mouth and is facing charges of assault and elder abuse.
I’ll end with this argument that violence against women is a hate crime. Click the link to read the article at The Atlantic.
Many are outraged that officials appear hesitant to classify the Atlanta shootings as a hate crime. But the call for hate-crime prosecution would be better served by an understanding that such designations are often purely symbolic, @saigrundy writes: https://t.co/kx84Rqosnh
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 25, 2021
As always, this is an open thread. What’s on your mind today?
There was something about that image of the high heel and at vaccine 💉 …connecting women to science and how women are moving forward with Covid relief. (It also harkens back to the film High Heels by Pedro Almodóvar.)
The tag line to the film was, “Life can be murder in high heels.” And that is one statement you can’t argue with…even though we are living in 2021.
First some cartoons:
The Freedom Caucus blocked the House's Monday schedule.
Dems had 13 non-controversial bills they wanted to pass by voice vote. One gave congressional gold medals to law enforcement for their Jan. 6 actions.
The Freedom Caucus objected, so the bills were pulled.
— Bill Maxwell 😷 (@Bill_Maxwell_) March 9, 2021
Let’s call it what it is- straight and no chaser, the Republican Party in Georgia is going full Jim Crow & are doing everything they can to suppress Black voters.
There is no gray area. Either you support this or you don’t. Let me make a promise- WE ARE NOT GOING BACK! https://t.co/OzBHbHHIkb
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) March 9, 2021
Way to go, Georgia Republicans.
'I am disheartened, saddened, and angry': Jimmy Carter condemns Georgia GOP's voter suppression pushhttps://t.co/5JEO2A1kMZ
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 10, 2021
This recent news in Georgia is alarming, and more reason why our leaders must pass the #ForThePeopleAct (#HR1/#S1). Protecting everyone’s right to vote is foundational to preserving our #democracy. https://t.co/tHvxJZ8dsu
— Declaration for American Democracy (@DFADCoalition) March 9, 2021
All this makes this next tweet relevant…
What do you do when your body is filled with parasites? If you're a sea slug, you eject your head, crawl away and grow a new body. https://t.co/G2Nm0VQEfu
— NYT Science (@NYTScience) March 10, 2021
A new @unicef report finds that millions more girls are at risk of child marriage.
We know that, in times of crises, girls are more likely to be married by 18 than to finish school. They are also at greater risk of sexual exploitation & early pregnancy.https://t.co/KEQ7o2vp4l
— Plan International UK (@PlanUK) March 9, 2021
GOP criticism of associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta as being anti-police is ridiculous. She has a strong record & police groups like FOP that don't normally take a position on the associate have written in support of her. She is highly qualified. https://t.co/g0qVDYwcnY
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 9, 2021
Last week the Congressional Caucus on Black Women released the 1st ever report on Black women and girls.
— Chicago Foundation for Women (@ChiFdn4Women) March 9, 2021
This is an important step in the right direction for U.S. leadership in promoting global access to safe abortion. It is time to #RepealHelms and end this neocolonialist interference with essential health care. https://t.co/X04RRdJR3r
— Planned Parenthood Global (@ppglobe) March 9, 2021
Racist and sexist Republicans strike again. https://t.co/VZNR3qkc0v
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 9, 2021
When millionaire white women vote against the interest of Black and women of colour, it is the work of feminism to name and shame them for their cruelty but just as importantly for serving as the Footsoldiers of White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. https://t.co/O7yWCVgB6V
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) March 8, 2021
I interviewed @staceyabrams for the April cover of @marieclaire, and no she isn’t going to save us, but she absolutely believes in our ability to save ourselves.
Photos: @abdmstudio https://t.co/LWOUAIaq3l pic.twitter.com/tziFwEANia
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) March 8, 2021
Every time I see this video I just think about the doctors and nurses who had to reuse PPE or didn’t even had proper PPE during this pandemic. And these people are teaching their kids to burn them… https://t.co/o3Vj6dqivW
— UGene🐝 (@EugeneGlukh) March 8, 2021
Good on President Biden. If you're qualified for a position, your gender shouldn't matter 👏https://t.co/6XAbLgEp9q
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) March 9, 2021
very normal to use your million+ followers to bully a younger journalist for sharing their mental health struggles in a tweet that has literally nothing to do with you https://t.co/USTesO6EPa
— Akela Lacy (@akela_lacy) March 9, 2021
I realize this is going to blow some peoples minds, but the harassment women face (often directly as the result of tweets like the one I'm responding to) is a serious issue worthy of empathy even if other bad things are happening in the world. https://t.co/KJjrnwD6g6
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) March 9, 2021
I really tried not to tweet anything about this, but being dismissive of the online harassment women face is so wrong & dangerous. pic.twitter.com/lbdwdZTi8A
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) March 9, 2021
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) March 9, 2021
Today a guy who carries a gun to church told me I'm living in fear because I wear a mask.
— Chris Milburn (@chrismilburnnps) March 8, 2021
And I will end it with this thought:
Celebrate International Women’s Day by correcting men and taking credit for their ideas. If they get upset about it, be sure to tell them that they sound hysterical and should smile more.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 8, 2021
Have a kick ass day…
Some tweets to think about:
147 Congressional Republicans voted to overturn 2020 election results after insurrection
0 Congressional Republicans voted for covid relief after 500,000 dead
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) March 6, 2021
While Trump was president, EVERY Democrat voted for the $2 trillion CARES Act, even though doing so helped Trump.
While Biden is president, ZERO Republicans voted for the $1.9 trillion American Relief Plan, because hurting Biden is more important than helping Americans.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 6, 2021
In their rejection of the relief bill, every single Republican Senator told us exactly how they feel about the suffering and struggle Americans are experiencing because of COVID. The tragic fact is millions of suffering and struggling Americans will vote for them anyway.
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) March 7, 2021
Just to be clear, the Senate did not pass Covid relief. The Democrats in the Senate passed Covid relief. Republicans did nothing but delay and obstruct. After increasing the Federal debt $7T under Trump in a growing economy, their claims of cost are laughable.
— Henry M. Rosenberg (@DoctorHenryCT) March 6, 2021
How this could happen? We built it this way: https://t.co/i9CyYepfXZ
What will happen to them? Nothing good can come from eviction: https://t.co/bEccuktn70
— Emily A. Benfer (@emilyabenfer) March 6, 2021
Another former Cuomo aide accuses him of harassment https://t.co/e7aIusnRvD
— Victoria Brownworth #EndTheMisogynyFightFor15 (@VABVOX) March 7, 2021
Fulton DA overseeing Trump investigation hires top RICO expert https://t.co/Xqja8y4L3I
— AJC (@ajc) March 7, 2021
So proud to say…these are my senators:
Schumer celebrating with Warnock & Ossoff on the floor. pic.twitter.com/eUz5MtQw8U
— Jessy Han (@hjessy_) March 6, 2021
This looks like it could be one hell of a story:
I'm pulling back the curtain on 7 years of reporting the worst story imaginable (see my pinned tweet). Part 1, on Chills. Please subscribe https://t.co/AhGMtcl4JJ
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 5, 2021
I had lunch with one of my old friends yesterday who told me this word for word:
She and I fully understand that we don’t agree on things like tRump…and the pro-choice rights of women…we love each other. She is like my family. It is so hard for me to hear some of the things she says. I spent the last year away from this family and we reconnected lately. I love her… and want her in my life.
Family and friends in the time of tRumpism. Even though he is out of office…his disruptive wake is still rocking boats that are moored in the bay.
Is Sinema starring in an off-off-Broadway production of Mean Girls? https://t.co/OvaSV60JGF
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) March 5, 2021
The world's oldest known wild bird — a 70-year-old albatross named Wisdom — has hatched yet another chick in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Biologists first identified and banded Wisdom in 1956.https://t.co/XW892BhJTu
— NPR (@NPR) March 5, 2021
So far, flu deaths are down 99% this flu season.
Maybe we will someday unmask the reason for that.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) March 5, 2021
How drones are changing the conventional military system: pic.twitter.com/jE1nbp11H7
— Giant Military Cats (@giantcat9) March 5, 2021
This is an open thread.
Be careful, and take care of yourself.
And good morning to you…
Some hard hits there…as usual, the political comics bringing the point home.
If your graphic for women’s history doesn’t include Hillary Clinton? pic.twitter.com/iK1RowwqDi
— Daniel Aubry (@Aubs89) March 2, 2021
First tweet I saw when I started to write this post:
Raymond Cauchetier, who photographed French New Wave, dies at 101 of covid-19 https://t.co/5Wfb15LD45
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 3, 2021
This is one of my favorite pictures…please click on that link and read more about Raymond Cauchetier.
Now for some news updates:
Democrats are fighting to strengthen the people's right to vote. Republicans, meanwhile, are working to suppress it. https://t.co/Fm6clCaiOG
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) March 3, 2021
I assume we will now see a full-throated defense of Neera Tanden's cancellation from the people who worry very much about cancel culture and care very much about people of any political stripe who are penalized for their speech. https://t.co/hNieXUpf4M
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 3, 2021
This is called The Manchin Rule. https://t.co/j2izMVnBpL
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) March 3, 2021
— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) March 1, 2021
WATCH: @AriMelber highlights videos from inside the Jan. 6 riot showing how MAGA fans brutally attacked, injured and tried to kill police and accounts from officers themselves, describing how this documented conduct undercuts "Blue Lives Matter” rhetoric. https://t.co/hs4mABWKTr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 3, 2021
Texas and Mississippi governors' lifting of mask mandates is a gift to the coronavirus https://t.co/pSR3ehyhA6
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 3, 2021
Ohio juvenile court Judge Timothy Grendell thought coronavirus precautions were overblown, and made sure people knew it. In one case he forbade a mother from getting her children tested for COVID-19. Then, one of them had to go to the emergency room. https://t.co/JIMkeQBaHy
— ProPublica (@propublica) March 3, 2021
Stephen Colbert Fires Back at Fox News and Don Jr.'s Dr. Seuss Freakout https://t.co/1luEiXwUx8
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 3, 2021
And one last thing…
( And #FuckJoeManchin too!)
.@JoeManchinWV voted to confirm: Barr, DeVos, Grenell, Sessions,
Kavanaugh, and others. Given that context it is hard not to think this is about ethnicity and/or petty revenge for Tanden calling out his CEO daughter. It’s otherwise inexplicable.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 3, 2021
Try and stay safe today…