NEW: Lindsey Graham letter:
"After the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial-confirmation process." pic.twitter.com/o3vlYuY1E2
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) September 21, 2020
2.0 is back. They have the votes to have a hearing, it appears at this point.
2.0 is back, baby! pic.twitter.com/bmECximjEJ
— MAGADT🇺🇸 (@draintheCAswamp) September 21, 2020
That may be enough to go ahead right there, even assuming Murkowski and Collins don’t vote.
STATEMENT: Sen. Cory Gardner says would vote to confirm qualified SCOTUS justice nominated by Pres. Donald Trump
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 21, 2020
This is troubling.
Regarding competing groups in the West Wing, former national security adviser H.R. McMaster says there’s one group of advisors “who cast themselves in the role of saving the country and maybe the world from the president.” https://t.co/YBUCccl25v pic.twitter.com/w7UMrFBGBx
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 21, 2020
Check this out. At :30 he talks about losing the line. Notice you don’t see a long shot of the two of them together. Because in between there’s likely a teleprompter with answers.
Just when you think Trump can’t get any lower, he burrows deeper into the cesspool of callous classlessness.
Democrats are united in fighting to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish:
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” https://t.co/Sd763urSyT
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 21, 2020
As I said:
Here’s the full interview (this happens around 9:30) https://t.co/ufx6SoWJvl
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 21, 2020
'Fuck Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio' mural painted on Brooklyn NY street https://t.co/7bqIU3OFVa
— Blue Lives Matter (@RetiredNYCPD) September 20, 2020
Via NY Post:
The writing’s on the wall — er, road.
Fed-up New Yorkers painted a massive stretch of Brooklyn blacktop with the yellow message “F–k Cuomo and de Blasio” over the weekend in the vein of Hizzoner’s “Black Lives Matter” art, only for the city to quickly scrub the statement.
The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party which this year doubled as a “small business owner protest,” one attendee told The Post.
Defund the United Nations. Now.
Via NY Post:
The secretary-general of the United Nations said the world body will not support the Trump administration’s move to reimpose sanctions on Iran unless the Security Council first signs off on the penalties.
Antonio Guterres wrote a letter to council members on Sunday that “there would appear to be uncertainty” over whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can trigger a “snapback” mechanism in the Security Council’s resolution on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The Trump administration on Saturday declared that all sanctions against Iran were restored after Pompeo told the council that the “snapback” took effect because the Islamic Republic was in “significant non-performance” with its obligations under the accord.
Stupid people giving each other stupid prizes.
Via NY Post:
Sunday’s virtual 2020 Emmy Awards were also a virtual loser for ABC. An average audience of 5.1 million viewers watched the socially distant ceremony, down from last year’s already record low of 6.9 million, according to TV Line. With few surprises — save for “Euphoria’s” Zendaya’s shocking upset in the Best Actress in a Drama category — and an uneven array of best and worst moments, returning host Jimmy Kimmel and the pandemic-sidelined virtual victors were unable to stop the ratings slide from 2019. It seems the cardboard cutouts on hand for Kimmel’s opening monologue may have been paying more attention than the folks who actually tuned in.
Via NY Post:
Twitter is examining why its artificial intelligence sometimes cuts black people’s faces out of photos.
The social-media giant uses technology called a neural network to create the cropped previews of photos that users see as they scroll through their feeds. But users discovered that the system often hones in on white faces when they’re pictured in the same image as black faces.
“We tested for bias before shipping the model and didn’t find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing, but it’s clear that we’ve got more analysis to do,” Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelley tweeted Sunday after users pointed out the issue, which was reported earlier by The Verge. “We’ll open source our work so others can review and replicate.”
MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid’s regional government chief requested the army’s help on Monday to fight the coronavirus surge in and around the Spanish capital where local authorities have ordered a partial lockdown of some poorer areas, prompting protests during the weekend.
At the height of the first wave of the epidemic in March-April, Spain deployed thousands of troops to battle the outbreak and a recent spike in infections, peaking at over 10,000 per day, took cumulative cases above 640,000, the highest in Western Europe.
“We need help from the army for disinfection … and to strengthen local police and law enforcement,” Isabel Diaz Ayuso told a news briefing after meeting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an attempt to reduce contagion in Spain’s worst-hit region.
She also requested that makeshift hospitals be set up again, about three months after they were decommissioned when Spain emerged from its strict lockdown having reduced contagion rates.
Via NY Post:
New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned.
Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William Barr.
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Barr said in a statement set to be released Monday.
On SCOTUS, Dems & GOP are arguing exact opposite of what both sides argued in 2016. Doesn’t that mean both sides are hypocrites?
Actually, no. WATCH this clip to hear the historical FACTS & constitutional checks & balances that MSM ignores.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 20, 2020
Joe Biden Promises To Make US Taxpayers Pay For Gender Reassignment Surgery Under His Healthcare Plan
Unhinged: Biden Threatens President Trump For Following Constitution, Says It Will Be “Fatal” For America
Joe Biden threatened that President Donald Trump following the Constitution by putting forth a Supreme Court nominee will be “fatal” for America during a speech on the Supreme Court on 9/20/20.
Via Indy Star:
Satchuel Cole, a highly visible community leader advocating for racial and social justice in Indiana, has apologized for misleading people about Cole’s own race, saying “I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white.”
Cole — who uses pronouns they/them — worked with Indy10 Black Lives Matter and Indy SURJ, apologized and admitted lying in a social media post. Cole, who also was active in the LGBTQ community, did not respond to multiple phone messages and emails from IndyStar this week.
“Friends, I need to take accountability for my actions and the harm that I have done. My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about. I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white. I have used Blackness when it was not mine to use. I have asked for support and energy as a Black person. I have caused harm to the city, friends and the work that I held so dear,” Cole posted on a Facebook page under the name Satch Paige.