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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: President Donald Trump’s recent mispronunciation of Yosemite – in which he referred to the national park as “Yo-semites” – is causing some merriment on social media. And one of the biggest revelations is that a beloved cartoon character bearing the park’s name may actually be a Semite. “It being a strange world, Yosemite Sam is actually Jewish,’ …

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Texas AG: Local Governments Can’t Delay Evictions

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton advised today that local Texas governments’ attempts to delay evictions for renters grappling with the COVID-19 recession amounted to rewriting state law — something they can’t do, he said in nonbinding legal guidance. “While local officials do possess certain emergency powers … statewide eviction procedures far exceed the requirement that those …

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World Leaders Pledge $300M To Aid Beirut [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but they warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the Lebanese capital will be made available until the country’s authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Over 30 participants …

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Florida COVID Hospitalizations Break Weekly Record

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Florida closed out the week with a record for weekly reported hospitalizations due to COVID-19, as the state’s case total and death toll continued to grow. From Sunday to Sunday, the state saw 3,355 hospitalizations, a new record for COVID-19 admissions in one week. In the span of five days alone — Tuesday to Saturday — …

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AP: Europeans Alarmed By Unchecked US Outbreaks

The Associated Press reports: With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. “Don’t they care about their health?” a mask-clad Patrizia Antonini asked about people in the …

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Jordan: “Gangs Of Foaming-At-The-Mouth Left-Wing Journalists” Are Smearing Me So Send Money Today

From a money beg issued today by Rep. Gym Jordan: Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the radical, unhinged Democrats got what they have wanted since November 2016. They undermined our democracy in January by voting to impeach President Trump – our duly elected president who 63 MILLION Americans voted for! Schiff and Pelosi are furious that …

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Peter Navarro: The Lord Created Executive Orders So That Presidents Can Take Action When Partisans Bicker

Talking Points Memo reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday combatively defended President Trump over his move to sign a flurry of coronavirus relief executive orders at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey. After saying that he’s “confident” that Trump’s executive actions “will stand up” in court, Navarro was pressed on why Trump stayed at his golf …

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Disabled WA Man Suffers Broken Jaw In Mask Assault

Fox News reports: A man in Washington state was arrested Saturday and charged with assault after allegedly breaking the jaw of a 72-year-old disabled veteran in a hotel lobby in a dispute over coronavirus masks. Cody P. Hansen, 35, [photo] was arrested at his home in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday after police received an anonymous tip. He has been charged …

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Cultists Flood MA Gov’s COVID Compliance Hotline With Fake Complaints, Obscene Rants, And Even A Porn Pic

Mass Live reports: Hours after its launch, Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 compliance hotline was hit with profane tirades about the governor’s restrictions, fake complaints and even a picture of a man’s genitalia. The pornographic missive, sent the day of the reporting line’s launch, was sent by an account named “Good German” with the subject line “no mask compliance.” An email …

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Mnuchin Warns That Americans May Have To Pay Back Payroll Tax Deferral If Trump Isn’t Reelected [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended the legality of President Trump’s executive orders to provide financial help during the coronavirus — and said Americans would hold Democrats responsible for delaying the assistance if they challenge the actions in court. “We’ve cleared with the office of legal counsel all these actions,” Mnuchin said on …

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