Sandy Hook father Lenny Pozner on death threats: ‘I never imagined I’d have to fight for my child’s legacy’ | US news | The Guardian

Earlier this year, the Newtown school board sent Trump a letter, asking him to denounce Alex Jones and the other Sandy Hook hoaxers, and to state definitively that Sandy Hook happened: “Jones repeatedly tells his listeners and viewers that he has your ears and your respect. He brags about how you called him after your victory in November. He continues to hurt the memories of those lost, the ability of those left behind to heal,” the school’s board wrote. Two months on, they have yet to receive a response.

Source: Sandy Hook father Lenny Pozner on death threats: ‘I never imagined I’d have to fight for my child’s legacy’ | US news | The Guardian

To Everyone I Gave My Power To: I’d Like It Back Now. | Rebelle Society

From now on, my energy, my source of light, my power and strength will remain solely in me. I will still reach out and help care for you, listen when you need someone to talk to, hold you if you need to cry, and share in laughter that makes our sides hurt. But that is where it is going to end. I am not going to worry about your comments, second glances, critical words or looks.

I am not going to take on your problems as mine, or your goals and dreams as mine.I’m taking my power back. I’m going to bottle up all of my strength and energy, and focus internally until I can remember all of the dreams that I let disappear. Until I can feel my own talents bubbling up out of my fingertips. Until I feel like I am choking on love, beauty, and happiness when I can feel the love for me rise up in my chest.

I have given you enough of my strength to help you shine, but I’m going to take it back now so I can become my own sun.

Source: To Everyone I Gave My Power To: I’d Like It Back Now. | Rebelle Society

Trump’s New Appointee Just Said Something Beyond Idiotic About Evolution, Wow – Democratic Review

Green has come under fire for comments he has made about transgender people. He stated on record that “transgender is a disease” and that the duty of government is to “crush evil” by working against transgender rights. In these recordings, Green went on to describe why he believes in creationism, saying, “I look at the world around me and I draw the conclusion that it was made. I know God that the next step for me is to pursue you and figure out what it is and why you made me, but before all that, I can’t get away from the fact that you created me,  it is intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer.” He also dismissed the theory of relativity, saying, “The theory of relativity is a theory and some people accept it, but that requires somewhat of a degree of faith.” Many people have called on President Trump to rescind Green’s appointment. Stated Democratic congressional whip Steny Hoyer, “I strongly urge President Trump to withdraw Mark Green as his nominee for Army Secretary. Appointing someone with a clear record of homophobia and transphobia, who has made disgusting statements demeaning toward groups of Americans, would send the absolute wrong signal about the values for which our military service members are risking their lives.” Commented Columbia Law School’s Nathaniel Frank, “Green’s political ambitions reveal a full-scale messianic complex that manifests itself as a dangerous willingness to exploit the military to advance an unvarnished view of straight, white Christian supremacy. Green seems poised to substitute his own theology for fact-based, professional judgment of how to run a diverse military in twenty-first century America.” Do you think Mark Green is the wrong person to serve as Army secretary?

Source: Trump’s New Appointee Just Said Something Beyond Idiotic About Evolution, Wow – Democratic Review

The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions – Vox

The trial will continue at the Superior Court in DC this week. If convicted, Fairooz faces a fine up to $500 and up to six months’ imprisonment for the laugh-related charge. She is also charged with another misdemeanor for “allegedly parading, demonstrating or picketing within a Capitol, evidently for her actions after she was being escorted from the room,” Reilly reported.Fairooz has a history of disruptive protests. During protests over the Iraq War, she put fake blood on her hands and confronted then–Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.This time, however, Fairooz claims she was not trying to be disruptive — but merely laughing.These details are all salient for the legal case, but it’s important not to lose sight of the big picture here: The federal government is literally prosecuting someone for laughing. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Justice Department — which Sessions now leads as attorney general — is doing the prosecuting when the laughter was directed at its leader. At the very least, it’s not a good look for the top law enforcement agency in the country.

Source: The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions – Vox

Texas Police Shoot and Kill Student, 15 – The New York Times – Black Lives Matter – they really do! Are any police listening?

According to a police statement, officers were responding to a 911 call reporting drunken young people when they heard gunfire from an “unknown altercation,” and then a car backed down the street toward them in an “aggressive manner.”

“Translation:” We don’t know what we are doing but we do know if we claim anything or anyone was being “aggressive” toward us, we can shoot to kill and get away with it.

Trump claims that he was the one that got China to stop manipulating its currency: Shanghaiist

In fact, in an April 2nd interview with the Financial Times, Trump said that the Chinese were the “world champions” of currency manipulation, repeating a claim he had also made in February, when he told Reuters that “I think they’re grand champions at manipulation of currency.”However, Trump abruptly changed his tune on the issue after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida later in April. In a flip-flopping Wall Street Journal interview following the summit, Trump said that China was not manipulating its currency and brushed aside the idea that he would label China a currency manipulator while it was helping to resolve the North Korea crisis.

Source: Trump claims that he was the one that got China to stop manipulating its currency: Shanghaiist

Trump claims that he was the one that got China to stop manipulating its currency: Shanghaiist – It would be an insult to Bozo to call this guy a bozo – #TraitorTrump, #LoserTrump will have to do

In fact, in an April 2nd interview with the Financial Times, Trump said that the Chinese were the “world champions” of currency manipulation, repeating a claim he had also made in February, when he told Reuters that “I think they’re grand champions at manipulation of currency.”However, Trump abruptly changed his tune on the issue after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida later in April. In a flip-flopping Wall Street Journal interview following the summit, Trump said that China was not manipulating its currency and brushed aside the idea that he would label China a currency manipulator while it was helping to resolve the North Korea crisis.

Source: Trump claims that he was the one that got China to stop manipulating its currency: Shanghaiist