Trump targets individual Twitter employee with threats, on Twitter

Donald Trump is threatening a Twitter employee, on Twitter, just after Jack Dorsey tweeted to leave his employees out of this. The drama continues. Read the rest

Senate approves John Ratcliffe as top U.S. spy

Trump's pick follows 9/11 truther and QAnon conspiracies

'We have met the moment and we have prevailed' — Trump declares victory on coronavirus as U.S. death toll passes 80,000

Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: “We have met the moment and we have prevailed.” Read the rest

Trump White House asks Supreme Court to block House from seeing Mueller’s grand jury Russia secrets

Justice Dept. asked justices to temporarily halt lower-court order, saying executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if the evidence is disclosed.

“The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block Congress from seeing grand jury secrets gathered in the Russia investigation by Mueller, saying the executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if lawmakers see the evidence,” writes Charlie Savage at the New York Times. Read the rest

Trump lies to and contradicts a nurse about coronavirus protective gear

Sophia Thomas, the head of the Natl. Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners: 'PPE has been sporadic, but it's been manageable'

Donald Trump, a president: 'Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other people.' Read the rest

Trump lies: 'I can’t help it if you didn’t see me' wear face mask on Arizona PPE factory tour

“I put a mask on—yeah... I can’t help it if you didn’t see me.” — Trump

Coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright to testify before House health committee on May 14

Whistleblower says Trump White House ignored coronavirus warnings

Happiness and fitness come from my DIY-Peloton: the 2020 update

A few years ago I decided to piece together my own Peloton-compatible stationary bike, it has been a fantastic investment in me. Building your own is easy and significantly cheaper than buying the bike Peloton sells!

Ironically placed in a window overlooking the Pacific for its first few years of service, my Sunny Bike was in storage for the last 12 months and I ached to get it back. When I packed my life into storage last April I thought I would be living in a new home by the end of summer, and haphazardly packed stuff into boxes as labeled by a madman. I did not take my cycling shoes, shorts, heart-rate monitor with me.

Of the 11,000lbs of crap I had in storage, I spent a year missing 3 cardigans, my espresso machine, and the fakey-Peloton. I was thrilled when I saw the movers haul it out of the truck and bring it into my home. It took three days to find the espresso machine.

In the months before going into storage, my physical therapist told me I had to stop riding the Sunny Bike as often as I had been. I was riding 5-6x a week and he suggested some of my back problems might be alleviated by riding less and doing more core building strength exercises. I find that riding the bike not only helped me burn calories, and maintain a better level of cardio fitness than I had in years, it was a huge emotional release, and frequently as I pedaled my heart out, I would just start to laugh or cry. Read the rest

'I will never lie to you,' Trump's new Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany lies [VIDEO]

“I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.”

Trump toady Kayleigh McEnany said this to Associated Press reporter Jill Colvin, during McEnany's first press briefing as press secretary on Friday Read the rest

Facebook may lose seal of approval that gives ad buyers confidence they get what they buy in advertising, WSJ reports

Media rating council says Facebook could be denied accreditation

Who will rescue the U.S. Postal Service?

Maybe this coalition of 1200 tech, business, and news organizations

Tesla faces lawsuit over another fatal 'autopilot' crash

A fatal Tesla Model X crash involving a "dozing driver" is blamed on the car's autopilot feature in a new lawsuit against the electric vehicle company led by Elon Musk. Read the rest

Amazon used a China firm on U.S. blacklist for thermal cameras to monitor workers for COVID-19 fever

Amazon's new Chinese thermal spycam vendor was blacklisted by U.S. over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minorities Read the rest

White House to rebrand coronavirus briefings as economic reopening briefings

Briefings were halted after Thursday when Trump suggested injecting disinfectants might be a treatment for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. Read the rest

Trump calls Voice of America's work “disgusting”, threatens to adjourn Congress so he can put a crony in charge of VOA

• State propaganda declared insufficiently enthusiastic about regime. —@coreypein

Trump's pissed off at Voice Of America, the United States of America's official government publication. Must be because the great news reporters at VOA like Steve Herman are doing their jobs. Read the rest

Trump tweets of 'decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill,' which is 'VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars'

Well, it's Infrastructure Week again, America. Read the rest

'CANCEL THE RENT' projected on NYC skyscraper by The Illuminator

'CANCEL THE RENT' 'SEND MORE VENTILATORS' 'STOP ICE RAIDS'

NYC-based political projection collective 'The Illuminator' staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night to make several demands on local, state, and federal governments during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Read the rest

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