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Whoopi To Christians: Gay Marriage ‘Is Coming Whether You’re Comfortable With It Or Not’



Whoopi Goldberg called the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage “spectacular,” and let conservative Christians know that marriage equality is coming — whether they’re “comfortable with it or not.”

On this morning’s “The View,” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace talked about yesterday’s  Supreme Court announcement on same-sex marriage. All four were positive and supportive, though Republican strategist and former Bush 43 spokesperson Nicolle Wallace tried to whitewash over the GOP’s increased attacks on the LGBT community by claiming Republicans support same-sex marriage.

But it was Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell who reveled in the news, with Whoopi saying, “You cannot stem this tide. It is coming whether you’re comfortable with it or not. For all of you folks who are deep Christians, as I recall as a child, I remember Jesus had a lot of different kinds of friends. Jesus never turned anybody away.”

Meanwhile, Rosie Perez took a shot at the GOP. 

“What was amazing was how quiet the Republicans were,” Perez said, pointedly with Wallace in her sights. “They came out very hard against this and yesterday, you just only heard one little peep.”

“Republicans aren’t the only ones evolving on this issue,” Wallace pushed back. “When President Obama of course was first elected, he wasn’t where he is now. He wasn’t an advocate for marriage equality.”

That’s a typical GOP talking point that ignores the fact the President Obama publicly came out against Prop 8 and DOMA before he was elected in 2008.

Fortunately, Wallace added, “In 10 years, you will not even be able to find two people to debate it — in three years… The younger generation will save us from the hardened debates that we’ve seen in our lives.” 


Hat tip: The Wrap

Image: ABC

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Trump’s Dismantling of Postal Service Continues With Removal of Public Collection Boxes



Officials in four U.S. states say that local postal workers have been spotted yanking collection boxes—those iconic blue steel public mailboxes where people can drop off their letters—from different locations in New York, Oregon, Montana and Indiana.

After several U.S. senators and state governors complained and demanded answers, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) said their removal was due to vandalism and “cost-saving measures” for boxes that had low use. The USPS pledged to stop removing the boxes until after Election Day.

Nevertheless, it’s still worrying because the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) didn’t tell anyone they were gonna remove the boxes in the first place, providing no transparency or accountability for their plans. Also, it’s 80 days until the election where millions of people are expected to vote by mail to avoid COVID-10 in public polling places, the Postmaster General handpicked by President Donald Trump’s appointed board has taken deliberate steps to slow mail processing including reducing post office hours, shutting down 10 percent of mail-sorting machines nationwide and informing 46 states that mailroom slowdowns may result in as many as  226 million mail-in ballots being thrown out if they’re not counted by or shortly after Election Day (as many state laws require).

Even former Democratic President Barak Obama accused Trump of being “more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

State legislatures could pass laws extending the vote-counting window for mail-in ballots. There’s also a campaign to get as many able-bodied people to vote in person on Election Day as possible to ensure their votes are counted, and another campaign to get people to drop their mail-in ballots directly to their local supervisors of elections while finding out how to track their votes to ensure that it’s counted.

But we should expect the Trump Administration to keep up such shenanigans up to and after Election Day.

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Photos: Trump’s Postmaster General Removing Mailboxes in at Least 5 States Weeks Before Early Voting – Explanation Fails



President Donald Trump’s newly-installed Postmaster General is working to reduce capacity across the United States, just weeks before early voting in the 2020 presidential election begins in some states. Americans are furious, after seeing many reports on massive reductions in mail sorting machines, and Trump’s refusal to fund the USPS – along with his admission he is doing so to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.

A local Portland, Oregon news reporter says the USPS admits it’s already removed 27 mailboxes from Eugene, Oregon, with more removals to come there. She says the Post Office claims “they’re only removing them from locations that have multiple mailboxes next to each other.”

Which does not explain this:

Or this:

NBC Montana reports it has “confirmed with the Montana State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers the orders to remove 13 boxes in Missoula, 9 in Bozeman, 3 in Lewistown and 30 in Billings.”

NPR’s Lulu Miller show that not only are mailboxes being removed, some are just being sealed, rendering them useless:

One Oregon reporter offers this disturbing development.

Related: ‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

Meanwhile, Americans are taking to social media and posting photos of USPS mail boxes being removed and carted away. Take a look at some:

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‘I Haven’t Been Blunt’: Trump Defends Attacks on ‘Nasty’ Kamala Harris, Invokes Racist Slur Against Warren



President Donald Trump refused to accept responsibility for calling sitting U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, a “Mad Woman,” “nasty,” “angry,” “radical,” and “condescending.”

Confronted with just a few of his attacks Friday afternoon in a press conference Trump pushed back against the reporter’s charges.

“I haven’t been blunt,” Trump insisted, falsely, as CNN’s fact checker noted:

Trump went on to claim, repeatedly, that Sen. Harris “treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else by far.”

“Nobody treated Biden so badly, as Kamala,” Trump claimed, stressing the pronunciation of her name as if to mock it.

He also attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren, invoking his racist slur for her, “Pocahontas.”



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