Civil War descendants in Brazil fly Confederate flags – The Washington Post

Incredible that our acceptance of slavery lives on in Brazil

Brazil’s confederados gather in Sao Paulo state each year to celebrate all things Dixie. As in the United States, calls are growing for a reassessment.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/brazil-confederate-flag-civil-war-americana-santa-barbara/2020/07/11/1e8a7c84-bec4-11ea-b4f6-cb39cd8940fb_story.html

My friend Pat C nails the Stone case……The Trump mob continues…….

May friend Pat C says:

“It is interesting that Trump did not pardon Stone, but rather commuted his sentence. A presidential pardon takes away a person’s right to stay silent in court under the right established by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution not to self-incriminate. It does so because there is no need to worry about conviction: you’ve been pardoned. A commutation does not take away that right, so Stone now cannot be compelled to testify.”

Yes, interesting isn’t it. The mob has always had good lawyers to play the system to their advantage.

I am sorry if this makes your day already worse than it is. CONGRESS PERSONS GOT TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE WHEN IT CAME TO PPP LOANS, WHICH SCREWED A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES OUT OF FIRST ROUNDS AND MAYBE SECOND ROUNDS. Most of the congress persons were republicans BUT THERE WERE DEMOCRATS TAKING EARLY ADVANTAGE AS WELL. ——— Am I surprised. Of course not. Am I sick and tired of the bull crap coming out of our privileged politicians? You bet I am and you should be too.

No matter who you support, your congressional representatives are going to screw you just like the President does.

I am sorry if this makes your day already worse than it is. CONGRESS PERSONS GOT TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE WHEN IT CANME TO PPP LOANS, WHICH SCREWED A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESS OUT OF FIRST ROUNDS AND MAYBE SECOND ROUNDS. Most of the congress persons were republicans BUT THERE WERE DEMOCRATS TAKING EARLY ADVANTAGE AS WELL. ——— Am I surprised. Of course not. Am I sick and tired of the bull crap coming out of our privileged politicians? You bet I am and you should be too.

www.huffpost.com/entry/congress-members-ppp-loans-small-business-owners_n_5f08a13bc5b67a80bc07008c

July 9, 2020 – Letters from an American-Stay smart, Stay informed – READ

Today was a big news day, so this is longer than usual. Sorry about that. The day began with three Supreme Court decisions. The first is a major victory for indigenous peoples. In a 5-4 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, the court upheld the claim of the Creek Nation that a large chunk of Oklahoma, including much of Tulsa, remains a reservation for the purposes of criminal prosecutions. This means that natives on the land cannot be tried by state court; they must be tried in tribal or federal courts. While this will affect state convictions of Creeks, tribal leaders say it will have little impact on non-natives.
— Read on heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/july-9-2020

Nothing like that old time religion – I mean religious organizations have been screwing American tax payers for years by not having to pay taxes while the rob from their followers. NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THESE SAME ORGANIZATIONS COVID 19 FINANCIAL RELIEF. Even Scientology. Even West. Christian – Jewish.

I am so tired of religious organizations sticking it to people all over this country. They don’t pay taxes. Some have been prosecuted, some have more money than the god they say they represent and yet our government pays them billions that they do not deserve or need. Makes me sick.

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/09/televangelists-churches-us-coronavirus-aid-billions