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Rootin’ — Tootin’ Sam is a member of antifa, despite his penchant for firearms.

“Now say your prayers!”



— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 4, 2020

Confederate Army Soldier: In Southern Fried Rabbit, Yosemite Sam is a Confederate soldier who attempts to prevent Bugs from crossing the Mason–Dixon line. The skit does not take place in the American Civil War. In fact, Bugs tells Sam the war ended over 90 years ago. But Sam refuses to leave his post unless he receives orders from Robert E. Lee.

Fritz Freleng created Yosemite Sam to be a more worthy adversary for Bugs Bunny. Until then, Bugs' major foe had been Elmer Fudd, a man so mild-mannered and dimwitted that Freleng thought Bugs actually came off as a bully by duping him. Sam, on the other hand, was extremely violent and belligerent, not at all a pushover like Fudd. Freleng compacted into a tiny body and 11-gallon hat the largest voice and the largest ego “north, south, east, aaaaand west of the Pecos…


— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 4, 2020

“It used to be that he would do five rallies a day and say whatever came off the top of his head and he thinks that won him the election,” said a senior GOP congressional aide, echoing the sentiments of a still-intact class of Republicans appalled by Trump and how he is turning vast swaths of Republican-leaning suburbs into Democratic territory. “It’s like when a 25-year old gets drunk and shows up at a family engagement. That can be cute. But if you’re a 50-year-old and you show up at the gathering drunk and embarrassing, that just hits a little differently. It’s not cute anymore.”

But Giuliani suggested that Trump doesn't see things that way. “It's worked before for him,” he said. “He believes it’s going to work again.”…



— Hans Noel (@ProfHansNoel) August 4, 2020


Biden and the Democratic National Committee aren’t sending volunteers or staffers to talk with voters at home, and don’t anticipate doing anything more than dropping off literature unless the crisis abates. The campaign and the Democratic National Committee think they can compensate for the lack of in-person canvassing with phone calls, texts, new forms of digital organizing, and virtual meet-ups with voters.

“At first I was nervous, but our response rates on phone calls and texts are much higher and people are not necessarily wanting someone to go up to their door right now,” said Jenn Ridder, Biden’s national states director. “You get to throw a lot of the rule book out the window and try out new things.”…


— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 4, 2020


“Teenage TikTok users have not endeared themselves to Trump. In June, they organized on the app to disrupt a campaign rally by the president. They registered for hundreds of thousands of seats at the event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This inflated the campaign’s expected attendance numbers, and Trump arranged to address overflow crowds at a stage outside the arena. Only a few thousand people showed up, leaving the president speaking to a mostly empty arena.”…


— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) August 5, 2020



— (@MeidasTouch) August 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence.

Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit and “extensive and burdensome” information-gathering requests should be delayed until New York’s highest court rules on whether another woman can proceed with a somewhat similar suit.

Carroll and the other woman, former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, claim Trump besmirched them by calling them liars after they, separately, accused him of sexual assault.

In Zervos’ case, Trump’s lawyers have argued that an incumbent president can’t be sued in state courts, and they are asking the state high court to decide.

“That threshold issue should be decided” before Carroll’s case goes any further, Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz wrote.

If a court agrees, Carroll’s suit would be on hold for months.

Her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, noted Thursday that a judge declined previously to dismiss the case or put on it hold. The earlier request, made by a different Trump lawyer, was based on different arguments than the new bid for a delay.

“It is hardly a surprise that Trump is seeking to stop this lawsuit,” Kaplan said in a statement, adding that Carroll will continue to pursue Trump’s DNA.…



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