Recent Posts

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Grammy nominee Deborah Cox, seen on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and Aida and in the national tour of The Bodyguard, will play Eve/Mama in the summer 2021 production of Children of Eden. The musical, originally scheduled for this August, has been pushed back until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cox will join the previously …

Read More »

Protesters Tear-Gassed Out Of Park Across From White House So An Authoritarian Racist Can Pose With A Bible

ABC News reports: National Guard troops were deployed near the White House Monday evening hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a military show of force against violent protests gripping the nation. Shortly after, Trump came to the White House Rose Garden to call himself the “law and order” president, saying “domestic terrorism” was to blame for the unrest. …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Nationwide Civil Unrest

CNN reports: White House aides were instructed Monday to begin preparing for a possible statement by President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden, two officials told CNN, providing a venue for the President to address growing racial unrest gripping the country. Officials described the plans as tentative, but said the statement could come at 6 or 6:30 p.m. ET. The …

Read More »

REPORT: Trump May Invoke 1807’s Insurrection Act

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump could announce as early as Monday night that he’s invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the decision. The military police forces would come from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and possibly …

Read More »

Trump Cultists Call For Lethal Force Against Protesters

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Right-wing politicians and personalities have demanded that the nation’s police engage in extrajudicial acts of violence against people protesting the ​police killing of George Floyd. Cassandra Fairbanks, a far-right media personality, posted messages throughout the weekend calling for protesters to be harmed and killed by the government, expressing her desire for Trump to …

Read More »

Dem Senator: “Trump Is Scum For Fueling Racist Hate”

The Insider reports: Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts issued a firm rebuke to President Trump on Twitter Monday afternoon. “Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country,” Markey, a 73-year-old Democrat, tweeted. Earlier on Monday, Trump called governors “a bunch of jerks” and “most of you are weak” during a conference call where he called …

Read More »

Canada And UK Oppose Trump Plan For Russia In G7

Politico reports: Justin Trudeau says inviting Russia back to the G-7 table would be unacceptable, even as Donald Trump plans to open the 2020 summit’s doors to Vladimir Putin. The U.S. president proposed Saturday to expand the group by adding four non-member nations, including Russia. The other countries on Trump’s longer invitee list were India, Australia and South Korea. The …

Read More »

NYC’s Metropolitan Opera Cancels Thru End Of 2020

Opera News reports: The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has canceled the first few months of its 2020-season, and will now open its doors next season with a special gala performance on December 31st. The company’s performances will then continue through through June 5, 2021. “Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but …

Read More »

Joe Biden: Trump Is “Breathing Oxygen Into Hate”

The Associated Press reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden argued the comments made by President Trump are encouraging violence amid a wave of protests interspersed with rioting across the country sparked by the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white police officer put his knee on the man’s neck for 8 minutes. Biden, speaking with …

Read More »

Michigan Governor To Lift Stay-At-Home Order

Michigan Live reports: Michigan’s stay-at-home order will be lifted and bars and restaurants across the state will be allowed to reopen in a limited capacity in the coming days after being shuttered for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce this afternoon. She will also loosen restrictions on gatherings, allowing for up to 100 …

Read More »