Originally indicted for two felonies, then pled down to a small fine, doesn't seem like justice served. Not at all.

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors-
apnews.com/article/michael-bro

@SteveRogers

According to the article. Judge David Mason during Thursday’s hearing asked Mark McCloskey if he acknowledged that his actions put people at risk of personal injury. He replied, “I sure did your honor.”
After the hearing, from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis, he said, “I’d do it again.”

Mark McCloskey, announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.

This belligerent son of a bitch, should never be allowed to hold an office in congress, yet alone ever own a gun.

This is the correct response.

In situations like this, we need the federal government to intervene and provide funds to allow this research to continue. Another pandemic without treatment will cost trillions and who knows how many million lives. Investing a few billion in the next few years could stop it. 

Biden administration to invest $3.2 billion for Covid-19 antiviral pills
nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna12711

@Cindyjosaitis

White people who threatens innocent people with firearms and brags about it later: Fine ranging between $750-2000, no jail time.

Black person who reaches for wallet in compliance with police order to show ID: Shot dead. (Tragically, I could go on.)

So, yeah.

@SteveRogers

@TonyStark @SteveRogers
Exactly if they were black & did that. They'd be dead, instead they get off with a slap on the wrist.

No electricity when it's hot or cold. Hundreds died. Sky-high electricity bills for Texans still suffering from Abbott's bad decisions during Covid (which Texas isn't done with.)

Greg Abbott: Best I can do is gun stuff.

Requiring a permit and proper training seems like a good idea and this seems like a bad, bad, bad idea.

Texas governor signs bill allowing concealed handguns without permit-
reuters.com/world/us/texas-gov

@TonyStark
"He noted that while the new law adds to the list of people who are banned from carrying a weapon, it will now be the responsibility of beat cops to figure out whether a person is barred from carrying a weapon."

That's a pretty hard core disrespect of the police they claim to back.

is a celebration of the end of slavery. It's been a holiday in many states for a while but never a federal holiday until now.

It wasn’t until 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation that the last slaves in Galveston, TX learned they were free.

This is a great step. We won't stop here.

nytimes.com/live/2021/06/17/us

@TonyStark

Sigh...
I'm going to post this article on my FB page and go on tagging her until she either gets it or doesn't.
I have to let it go after that.
I meditate on the phrase,
"they don't care what you know until they know you care"

Thanks, guys; for your support and everything. I know some of you have similar dilemmas.

@TonyStark It would be great if people could not actually wait until something bad happens to them personally to care about it, but I think this man for speaking up and I hope his message will save others.

Rep. Andrew Clyde must have seen how much attention his Georgia colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene was getting, so he decided to get in on the race to be the worst freshman member of Congress. Here he is, refusing to shake the hand of Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone, who was injured on January 6th, and fellow officer Harry Dunn.

Last night Rachel Maddow mentioned that the 14 members of Congress who voted against making Juneteeth a federal holiday would have that "stick to their shoes forever," so I'll make sure to mention that in conjunction with them. Clyde voted against that, as did Matt Rosendale, representative from Montana, who also features in the story.

Rosendale's chief of staff, James Braid, also snubbed Fanone.

Here's the list of members of Congress who voted against both the Gold Medal for Capitol Police for 1/6 and the federal holiday of Juneteenth:

Massie, Biggs, Rosendale, Norman, Clyde, Roy, Gosar

washingtonpost.com/politics/ja

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE VOTING, you should know about The Civics Center.

About 4 million people turn 18 every year in the US. Most are eligible to register to vote before they graduate from high school, but will they register? In Georgia, between the November 2020 and the runoff election January 5, 2021, tens of thousands of young people turned 18 and became eligible to register to vote in the runoff.

Laura Brill took on this challenge and her work became The Civics Center. Find the info to join The Civics Center’s postcarding efforts at their website under the tab “About.” Their efforts, along with others', were instrumental in turning out voters for Georgia's last Senate races and they now work all over the country.

Check out their resources and programs at the website. Consider a donation. Now’s the time to begin organizing toward registering young people to vote in the November races. :CTA:
thecivicscenter.org/volunteer

@MariaHill
GOP Texas Senator John Cornyn knocked Montana GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale for his statement announcing that he would vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday and called his position “kooky.”'

When someone like Cornyn calls your views and reasoning "kooky", you know, you have rounded the corner.

It's almost like they have the same agenda of dividing the United States and its allies...

Opinion | The absurdity of Putin’s lies should be obvious. Thanks to Trump, it isn’t. -
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

@Dagny
Putin’s main strategy against the U.S. has always been to sow division and erode democracy. He gets a big hand from Fox News and a number of GOP elected officials.

McConnell, unsurprisingly, is rejecting Joe Manchin's attempt at bipartisanship.

Time to move on. Leave the GOP in the dust.

U.S. Senate Republican rejects voting rights compromise | Reuters
reuters.com/world/us/us-senate

Meow meow! And a goood morning to you all! :blobcatwave: :blobcathearts: I hope you’ll have an amazing day ahead♥️🐾

@ClintBarton
Here's the bottom line: Global warming is here. So what do we want to do? Become extinct because it affects a few people's ability to profit from oil, gas, and coal? Or, transition to another, renewable energy-based economy.

Choice is easy unless you'd like to leave a post-apocalyptic world for future generations.

Limit what you purchase and use to businesses that take climate change seriously. Vote for people who take climate change seriously.

According to new research from NASA and NOAA the amount of heat the planet traps has roughly doubled since 2005, contributing to more rapidly warming oceans, air and land. The extra energy is equivalent to every person on earth using 20 electric tea kettles at once.

The Washington Post: Earth is now trapping an ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, NASA says.
washingtonpost.com/climate-env

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