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,Â Rosie O’Donnell,Â Rosie PerezÂ andÂ Nicolle Wallace talked aboutÂ yesterday’s Â Supreme Court announcement on same-sexÂ marriage. All four were positiveÂ and supportive, though Republican strategist and former Bush 43 spokespersonÂ 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’DonnellÂ who reveled in the news, with Whoopi saying,Â â€œYou 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.â€
Meanwhile, Rosie Perez took a shot at the GOP.Â
â€œWhat was amazing was how quiet the Republicans were,â€ Perez said, pointedly with Wallace in her sights. â€œThey came out very hard against this and yesterday, you just only heard one little peep.â€
â€œRepublicans aren’t the only ones evolving on this issue,â€ Wallace pushed back. â€œWhen President Obama of course was first elected, he wasn’t where he is now. He wasn’t an advocate for marriage equality.â€
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, â€œIn 10 years, you will not even be able to find two people to debate it — in three years…Â The younger generation will save us from the hardened debates that we’ve seen in our lives.â€Â
Hat tip: The Wrap
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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.
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:
Two drive up mailboxes removed at USPS Bacon Station, 2727 E. 55th St., Indianapolis. No explanation posted. Office closed when I was there so no one I could ask. One person said it’s been a few days. pic.twitter.com/qVvB2kZqKi
— John Tuohy (@John_Tuohy) August 14, 2020
For those who said they’re removing some mailboxes only where multiple stood beside each other, here is the same spot from the original photo (taken August 8) today. As you can see from the tape cautioning people not to trip, there was only one mailbox. pic.twitter.com/KTpZHuRDnM
— Mark Ⴟ Delaney (@markdelaneysays) August 14, 2020
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:
Documentation of the locked mailbox: pic.twitter.com/6ydv2FNu0C
— Lulu Miller (@lmillernpr) August 11, 2020
One Oregon reporter offers this disturbing development.
Mailboxes update: A Eugene resident told me the outbound slots in his neighborhood’s mailbox have been locked shut. He said residents don’t have individual boxes, so to send mail, they either have to find a roadside dropbox or risk a trip to the PO.https://t.co/8fzNHC6dgz
— J. Ramakrishnan (@JRamakrishnanOR) August 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Americans are taking to social media and posting photos of USPS mail boxes being removed and carted away. Take a look at some:
People keep asking me the same questions so here’s the FAQ:
Who took the photo? I did
When? August 8, 2020 around 6:20 pm
Where? NE 70th and Sacramento in Portland, Oregon
Have the mailboxes returned/been replaced yet? As of August 13, no. I’ll update if they are.
— Mark Ⴟ Delaney (@markdelaneysays) August 13, 2020
Good morning Manhattan pic.twitter.com/mXUF45IBfC
— Azi™ (@Azi) August 14, 2020
This just induced a hot flash and headache.
Mailboxes being removed in Portland at tRUmp’s direction pic.twitter.com/KvrABqWD1k
— 😷Peach🍑Pie says wear a 😷 (@peachisyummy) August 14, 2020
IT’S HAPPENING . . .
These notices have just started appearing on the mailboxes here in south Palo Alto (and likely throughout the city). All of a sudden the mail volume is so low that they are shutting our mailboxes down just 80 days before the election? #VoteTrumpOut pic.twitter.com/KlkUnma9nB
— LaDoris Cordell (@judgecordell) August 14, 2020
— John Tuohy (@John_Tuohy) August 14, 2020
‘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, serial premise-rejecter, is told that he’s been very blunt about how he feels about Kamala Harris, calling her a madwoman and such. He says, “I haven’t been blunt.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 14, 2020
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.”
President Trump: Kamala Harris treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else by far during the debates. pic.twitter.com/sg1T0oorLs
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 14, 2020
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