one killed, this time in Portland amid protests and counter-protests

Because we’re still using stereotypes from the 1960s, the Nixonian 1968 campaign Trump now has hate riders and flags. And violence. Presently lots of disinformation on twitter with RWNJs spinning the event. One version of reporting is that a person with a Patriot Prayer hat sprayed someone with pepper spray and got shot for his…

Did an ex-military contractor throw IEDs at Portland protesters

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex has dregs as well as…

The Daily Bucket: Good for the Hawk, Bad for the Robin.

Trigger warning for sadness. The sun shown through the russet and tawny and cream of what seemed to be a feathered explosion in the robin’s nest.  I watched from a few feet away, with only enough time to lift a hand. Two Robin sentinels sped to the scene but the hawk’s powerful wingstrokes carried it, with…

#AmericasGreatestMistake can be corrected in 100 days.

Stay the course. Wear a mask. GOTV. Camera. Television. The whole world is watching. x My new video: #AmericasGreatestMistake We need 10,000 retweets in two hours. Please remember you can retweet twice. pic.twitter.com/FGgIOcdef1 — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 25, 2020 x A long line at #PortlandProtests of REAL patriots defending our constitution and basic human rights…

Trump Attacks America, making Portland like Minneapolis and DC

Trump's protection squads may deploy drones in Portland, as he aches for another Minneapolis or DC. Feds control airspace over Portland to minimize news coverage and facilitate drones, as street confrontations continue against a background of DHS attempts to make the suburbs scared of manufactured urban conflict. These actions, like the DC park-clearing photo-op, are a…

Over 200 commentors reject Chevron gas station/mini-mart.

A developer’s plans to site a Chevron service station and mini-mart hit a hurricane of resistance,  in part to the valiant efforts of several Kos contributors, and many others. In some ways this is Daily Kos’ interim victory, since widespread publication of my earlier Daily Kos Daily Bucket, Save the Redwoods, helped engage folks.  www.dailykos.com/… Not…