Putin is Losing his Grip on Power

Whether it’s by a coupe or health factors Putin’s dictatorial control over Russia is rapidly fading. The almost certain defeat in Ukraine is guarantee that Putin will be forced out. He has brought disaster and dishonor to Russia. He cannot survive such failure.

Opposition to the war in Ukraine has existed from the beginning, even if small. Soldiers refusing to fight in commonplace:

Putin brought this upon himself by refusing to call the invasion a war. He got outsmarted. Technically these soldiers are not traitors or deserters.

Non combatants are also are making their voices heard. They are very courageous to do so. Since they could be prosecuted for speaking out against the war:

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Trump Endorsed Senate Candidate Dr. Oz is a Puppet of Turkish Dictator Erdogan

Oz is misrepresenting himself in many different ways. Including his stands on the issues. Even some Trump supporters have noticed the TV doctor’s flipflops:

Laura Ingraham is not afraid to say it: Sean Hannity and Donald Trump do not have perfect judgment.

That might not put Ingraham in rare company, but it is unusual for Fox News hosts to turn on their own — and that’s exactly what “The Ingraham Angle” host did Tuesday night, calling out Hannity and Trump for their endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz as the Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania.

The retired celebrity surgeon and TV host is vying to replace the retiring Pat Toomey, also a Republican, in the November election and picked up the key Trump endorsement — which Hannity publicly backed — in a tight primary race.

Judge orders Trump to pay Omarosa’s $1.3 Million Legal Fees

More losing for Donald Trump:

Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been ordered to pay nearly $1.3 million in legal fees to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman by a New York court arbitrator.

The award, handed down on Tuesday, comes after Trump filed a complaint against Manigault Newman over her 2018 book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” in which she called Trump a racist and suggested that he was in “real and serious” mental decline.

A source with the Trump campaign told ABC News that Trump intends to appeal the ruling.

Omarosa makes Trump really mad:

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir.

The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is a tape to prove it, according to Manigault Newman, citing three unnamed sources.

Trump has been haunted from around the time of his election in 2016 by allegations that outtakes from the reality TV show exist in which he is heard saying the N-word and using other offensive language.

She knows the truth about Trump’s racism:

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman accused President Trump on Sunday of wanting to start a “race war.”

She said Trump’s efforts during the 2016 election to reach out to African-American voters were nothing but a con to win their votes.

“We have a lot to lose and in fact, we’re losing right now because Donald Trump is disingenuous about his engagement and his outreach,” Manigault Newman told the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation.” “And, in fact, I think he wants to start a race war in this country.”

She made the pronouncement as she talked about the White House’s hiring practices in response to Sharpton’s question about Trump’s “lily white inner circle” of aides.

“And it’s much worse than people realize,” Manigault Newman replied. “There are 30 special assistants to the president right now. There are none representing the African-American community.”

Candidates of color, she said, were “rejected over and over.”

But he is still walking the streets. Despite all his crimes:

And it could be Republicans are turning on him:

Bernie Sanders Considering Running for Prez in 2024. That’s a Mistake.

It’s a stupid idea. And a terrible waste. Sanders should be working on building a progressive movement that transform American politics. Instead he is being selfish. I supported him in 2016. But I thought it was mistake for him to run to 2020 because the Democratic establishment would never allow him to become the nominee of the party. And I was right. And it is still the case. Democrats will never allow a true progressive to win the nomination:

The press is already trying to minimize Sanders by not even including him on a list of possible Dems running in 2024.

They robbed Sanders of the nomination in 2016 and 2020. What makes Bernie they won’t do it again?

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Democrats will Lose Control of Congress in the Fall Elections

HIstory is against Democrats. And so is their failure to govern:

One of the most regular patterns in American politics is the tendency of the president’s party to lose seats in Congress in midterm elections. The president’s party has lost House seats in 17 of 19 midterms and Senate seats in 13 of 19 midterms since World War II. Across all 19 midterm elections, the president’s party has lost an average of about 27 seats in the House and roughly 3.5 seats in the Senate.

And it doesn’t help when you have a president who is so unpopular:

There appears to be a growing consensus among pundits and political observers that Democrats are likely to experience a shellacking in the 2022 midterm elections, especially in the House of Representatives. According to observers such as Chuck Todd and Mark Murray of NBC News, a number of indicators are now pointing toward major losses for Democrats, especially President Biden’s poor approval rating and the large proportion of Americans who believe that the country is currently on the wrong track or headed in the wrong direction.

Newsmax Host Calls out Tucker Carlson for his Putin Appeasement

Even for a right-wing outlet like Newsmax Carlson’s appeasement is a bit too much. After all how can you call yourself a patriot be a supporter of our greatest enemy, Putin?

Newsmax host Eric Bolling has urged Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to stop creating fodder for Russian propaganda, telling his former colleague, “You’ve gone too far.”

Bolling similarly called out Carlson earlier this month and again criticized the right-wing personality on Tuesday for supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin and his disinformation campaign to justify the invasion of Ukraine.

“My compadre continues to push falsehoods that Putin and his propagandists are exploiting to show that, yes, some Americans do indeed side with Russia in this war,” Bolling said in a clip captured by Mediaite.

“Is that the side of history … you want to be on?” he said, addressing Carlson.

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Help Mariupol Survive Against Putin’s Invaders

It is truly heroic what is happening in Mariupol. The troops there aren’t willing to surrender. We mustn’t allow them to die.

The battered port city of Mariupol appeared on the brink of falling to Russian forces Sunday after seven weeks under siege, a development that what would give Moscow a crucial success in Ukraine following a botched attempt to storm the capital and the loss of the Russian navy’s Black Sea flagship.

The Russian military estimated that about 2,500 Ukrainian fighters holding out at a hulking steel plant with a warren of underground passageways provided the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol. Russia gave another deadline for their surrender, saying those who put down their weapons were “guaranteed to keep their lives,” but Ukraine remained defiant.

We must deny Putin this victory. MIracles do happen:

“Mariupol is very important to Putin because after a victory there (and the surrender of Azov troops) he can claim that the ‘denazification’ process is successful,” the source added.

An assistant to Mariupol’s mayor said on Wednesday that Russia planned to celebrate victory in the city on 9 May, the date Moscow marks victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war with an annual parade on Red Square.

Zhdanov, the military analyst, said he saw little chance of Ukrainian forces from the outside breaking through Russia’s siege.

“How many supplies the defenders have and how long they can hold on is anyone’s guess. But they have no other way out. They’re surrounded on all sides, they have to stand till the end. If they give in, they will not be spared,” he said.

Federal Judge calls Trump a “Charlatan” and Threat to Democracy

Refreshing frankness from a judge. But the bottom line is Trump is still walking the streets a free man. And he is no closer to going to jail despite his crimes against our republic:

A federal judge on Thursday called Donald Trump a threat to democracy, accusing the former president of instigating a mob of “weak-minded” followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6, Politico reported.

“I think our democracy is in trouble,” US District Judge Reggie Walton said, “because, unfortunately, we have charlatans like our former president who doesn’t, in my view, really care about democracy but only about power.”

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Unarmed, Non-Violent Black man is Shot in the Head by Michigan Cop

Once again an unarmed, non-violent black man is murdered by a cop. It just keeps happening over and over again.

Peter Lyoya took his six children from Congo in 2014 to escape violence. Now he fears he brought them to the U.S. to die.

A Michigan police officer fatally shot his eldest son, 26-year-old Patrick, in the head this month following a traffic stop in Grand Rapids. Video released Wednesday shows a brief foot chase and struggle over the white officer’s Taser before he shoots Patrick Lyoya in the head as the Black man is face down on the ground.

Lyoya was running away. He was clearly not a threat to the police officer. But if you run in America that means you are now subject to summary execution. It doesn’t matter what the crime is. If a crime was committed:

“No, no, no, stop, stop,” the officer is heard saying. He then puts his hands on Lyoya’s shoulder and back. Lyoya is seen resisting the officer’s touch and quickly backs away from the officer, running away from him before the officer tackles him to the ground and tells Lyoya to “stop resisting.”

The video shows Lyoya getting up and standing, the officer drawing and then deploying a Taser.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom told reporters during a news conference that the Taser was deployed twice during the confrontation but the prongs didn’t hit Lyoya.

“Let go of the Taser,” the officer is heard saying on his body cam video.

At this point, the officer’s body worn camera was deactivated. Winstrom said it takes pushing a button for three seconds to turn off the body camera and he thought pressure from Lyoya’s body caused the deactivation.

Another angle of the incident, taken from a neighborhood home surveillance camera, captures the rest of the altercation. The officer is heard shooting Lyoya, according to audio from the video. The cell phone video also shows the fatal shot.

The cop, who’s name we don’t know because the authorities refuse to release it, was on top Lyoya with his face facing the ground. That does not require using a gun:

The video showed Lyoya facedown on the ground, with the officer on top of him, when a single shot was fired, hitting Lyoya in the head.

Donald Trump endorsed Dr. Oz Now Lots of MAGA are upset with Him

Donald apparently doesn’t seem to give much thought to who he endorses to run for office. This time it could really hurt him:

On Saturday, as CNN shared, Trump went ahead and gave quack TV doc Mehmet Oz, who is running for senator in Pennsylvania, his full endorsement. For many MAGA-ites, this was a total slap in the face (unlike, say, the more than two dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, leading up to and including rape—because they’re all reportedly just liars). As Raw Story reports, the backlash against Trump for throwing his support behind Oz—whom Jimmy Kimmel once dubbed a “serial testicle fondler”—has been swift and severe. So much so that Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollack believes the former-and-wannabe-again president could actually lose his base over this single bad decision.

Mo Brooks is a loyal Trump supporter and insurrectionist. And even he is pissed at his former hero:

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