Hilarious > Liberals Eating Liberals…They Love to attack Their own Almost as Much as Conservatives & Trump Creates New National Park for ‘American Heroes’

Hilarious > Liberals Eating Liberals…They Love to attack Their own Almost as Much as Conservatives & Trump Creates New National Park for ‘American Heroes’

The Liberals

The campaign co-chair for Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed actress Debra Messing over her “racist” attack on Kanye West after Messing accused the Grammy-winner of trying to “take young black votes from Biden” by announcing his own presidential run.

On Saturday, Kanye West tweeted that he’s “running for president of the United States” with the aim of “unifying America.” Although West did not refer to when he planned to run, his tweet included the phrase “#2020 Vision,” suggesting it could be this year.

“Absolutely,” the Will and Grace star wrote in response to a tweet describing West as a “redhat wearing MAGA lunatic” planning to torpedo Biden’s election chances. “He’s trying to take you g [sic] black voters from Biden. It’s disgusting.”

Messing’s comments were quickly picked up by Bernie Sanders’s spokeswoman Nina Turner, who declared her remarks “racist” as black voters are “not owned by anyone.”

“You just can’t stop dipping can you @DebraMessing?” Turner wrote. “Your connotation is racist. 1. Black voters are not owned by anyone. Our vote should be earned every election cycle. 2. We can think for ourselves & don’t need your help. 3. Sometimes it’s best to stay out of family business.”

Ouch!  It must really sting when fellow liberals attack your liberal ideas.

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Trump 

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that would create a new national park to display statues and monuments dedicated to “American Heroes,” including those that have been torn down by protesters in the past month.

Pedestrians walk around the George Washington statue in front of Federal Hall September 5, 2002 in New York City.

The order lists specific criteria and examples of either names of potential persons to be honored or events from which historically significant persons may be honored, such as the “discovery of America” or the “abolition of slavery.” Neither the Confederacy nor the Civil War are mentioned in the order.

In the past month, statues of George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and even Abraham Lincoln have been destroyed, as well as monuments dedicated to abolitionists and Africa-American soldiers. It is these statues and monuments Trump said he wanted to restore and preserve.

“To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance.  In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed.  Some local governments have responded by taking their monuments down.  Among others, monuments to Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant, leaders of the abolitionist movement, the first all-volunteer African-American regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, and American soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars have been vandalized, destroyed, or removed,” Trump’s order stated.

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Leading Market News

Early last week, shares of Spotify Technology took a hit when Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris cut the stock to sell, on the belief that “the market is now pricing shares for blue-sky growth, which has made the risk-reward unattractive.”

But that “blue-sky growth” is still in play, according to RiskHedge trader Justin Spittler, who claims Spotify will soon be in the “hall-of-famer” class alongside the likes of Netflix, Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet.

Spotify is “rapidly becoming something of a monopoly in the audio industry,” he wrote. “It’s doing what Facebook did with social media… what Amazon did with online shopping… and what Google did with online advertising.”

After a slow start to life in the public market, the stock has transformed from hated to loved, as you can clearly see by the parabolic move illustrated in this chart:

Spotify is currently valued at $50 billion, but Spittler sees exponential growth for the “world-class disruptor.” He predicts the stock to hit “hundreds of billions” in market cap within a few years, thanks in part to its aggressive push into podcasts, including nabbing Bill Simmons and Joe Rogan.

 “Much like Netflix did in streaming, Spotify has established itself as the world’s No. 1 destination for podcasts,” he wrote. “Spotify cornering the podcast industry should be THE biggest story in the business world. It’s going to make Spotify an even stronger business than it is today.”

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The Back Page

Service members who built hospitals, ran COVID-19 test sites or participated in other missions tied to the ongoing global pandemic are now authorized to receive military awards for those operations.

The Defense Department has approved two awards, the Armed Forces Service Medal (left) and the Humanitarian Service Medal (right), for troops who carried out missions tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defense Department officials this week approved the Armed Forces Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal for troops who took part in COVID-19-related missions, officials announced on Wednesday. The medals are approved for both active-duty and Reserve troops — including members of the National Guard — who were tasked with responding to the coronavirus crisis.

The eligibility window applies to anyone whose mission started on Jan. 31 or later. There is no set end date, as pandemic-related missions continue.

Troops won’t be eligible to receive both awards for same activities, deployment or period of service, according to a memo outlining the rules signed by Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew Donovan.

Tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been called on to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have served on hospital ships dispatched to cities hard hit by the virus early on, while others were activated on state orders to support drive-through COVID-19 test sites and help process unemployment claims.

National Guard officials said in April that it had nearly 45,000 soldiers operating in every state across the country.

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