GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! Too many shadows, whispering voices. Faces on posters, too many choices. LET’S GO TO PRESS.
Trump’s idiotic bluster when it comes to tariffs on China have backfired with Wall Street and US businesses who are forcing him to furiously backpedal.
Trump’s actions continue to cause stocks to plummet and stoke fears from skittish investors, who are already predicting that the US is heading toward another recession.
Related: Germany—who has a big role in global trade—is reportedly also headed toward a recession, thanks to (you guessed it) continuing trade threats from a certain blustering butthole.
The Washington Post has a good analysis on how extreme climate change has officially arrived in the United States. (Prepare yourself for the usual brand of GOP gaslighting on the subject.)
More than 20 enslaved Africans were brought to Virginia 400 years ago this month. This was the moment America began, writes Nikole Hannah-Jones. “Black Americans have also been, and continue to be, foundational to the idea of American freedom.” https://t.co/x6dqtQQkD2
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2019
Former Dem candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams said she’d be “honored” to be chosen as vice president by any 2020 nominee.
The feds have taken further action in the Jeffrey Epstein suicide case, putting two prison guards on leave and reassigning the warden. According to officials, the two guards fell asleep, neglecting to check on Epstein for hours.
An Ohio teen has been arrested for making an online call to “shoot all federal agents on sight.” When authorities arrived at his home they found 15 long guns, 10 pistols, and 100 rounds of ammunition.
Rapper A$AP Rocky and two others were found guilty of assault by a Swedish court—but will not serve any prison time.
The founder of media company Barstool Sports pulled a boner move after threatening employees ON TWITTER not to talk about unionizing. You can best believe that AOC had something to say about that.
I’m sorry, but I consider this bad news: “Harry Styles Passes on Prince Eric Role in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’.”
Somewhat related: “Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand.”
IN LOCAL NEWS: Mayor Wheeler’s office has invited representatives from almost 100 groups—including city agencies, unions, sports teams and more—to gather at Pioneer Square later this morning to back him up in warning anyone who may be planning violence at this Saturday’s protest (started by those shitbird Proud Boys) that they will be arrested.
Will you be protesting those shitbird Proud Boys this weekend? PopMob has what I think is a very good game plan.
The Mayor+PPB are working hard to deter folks from showing up Aug 17. We know it’s scary, but hate groups recruiting unopposed is scarier! Tell folks who may be deterred why it’s important to come out! Tweet at us why you’re an #EverydayAntifascist coming out to #BeTheSpectacle!
— (Pop)ular (Mob)ilization (@PopMobPDX) August 14, 2019
Another Patriot Prayer member allegedly involved in the attack on Cedar Riot back in May has turned himself in.
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Now let’s discuss a little thing I like to call “THE WEATHER”: Mostly clear again today with a sunny high of 85 degrees.
And finally, thanks to the person who replaced the audio on that salmon cannon video with “Super Mario 64.”