Prosthetic Conscience wrote:In further irony, Trump's extended cordon around his bunker has now blocked the Episcopalian bishop from going to St. John's Church
Hindsite wrote:That was Fake news.
Balls. What I posted was a report of what happened.
There was no tear gas used.
Balls. "Tear gas canisters WERE found"
; and there are videos online of people choking on the gas, as it's used.
After several times calling out for the crowd to move and they refused
Balls. The crowd do not have to move the moment that dubious armed thugs tell them to. Or even when proper police tell them to, if they're not doing anything illegal. And when the reason for moving them is to arranger a Trump photo-op using a church that the denomination doesn't want used for a cynical partisan propaganda shoot, the morally right thing to do would be to resist the authoritarians.
then smoke canisters and pepper balls were used in moving the crowd of protesters.
Ah, now you're admitting tear gas was used?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines tear gas, also known as "riot control agents," as "chemical compounds that temporarily make people unable to function by causing irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs, and skin."The basic PepperBall projectile, it contains 0.5% PAVA
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-c ... ?r=US&IR=T
PAVA primarily affects the eyes, causing closure and severe pain. The pain to the eyes is reported to be greater than that caused by CS.
Pharmacologically, like other capsaicinoids, PAVA works by direct binding to receptors (TRPV1) that normally produce the pain and sensation of heat, as if exposed to scalding heat.
Those protesters were not there to worship
Who cares? No one ever said they were there to worship. They were in the public streets around the White House, lawfully protesting. The church only came into it because Ivanka thought Daddy waving a bible in front of a church would make good propaganda, and he wanted to look less scared than his flit to the bunker was making him look.
they were preventing people from going to that church to worship by blocking the way.
Absolute, complete and utter balls. The church was not blocked at all, until Trump's goons stormed their way to it.
Protesters converge on White House for second straight day
May 31, 2020
Which was the day before he sent the stormtroopers in, so a completely irrelevant news report.
You put so much false stuff on here that I don't believe it.
Photo caption: "Police begin to clear demonstrators gather as they protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon/AP)" https://www.wbay.com/content/news/ACLU- ... 31621.html
On Robert Jeffress: he is the biggest, most shameless Trump toady there is, and Trump has rewarded him with positions. Of course he licks Trump's taint whenever possible:
On November 4, 2012, the Sunday before the 2012 election, Jeffress commented on Obama and the Antichrist:
I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he's not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes. President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.
For the 2016 US Presidential election, Jeffress endorsed and appeared at rallies for the Republican candidate, Donald Trump although he initially endorsed Ben Carson. Jeffress also declared that Christians who would not vote for or support Trump as the Republican nominee were "fools" and "motivated by pride rather than principle." Jeffress also stated that if a candidate ran on the principles found in the Sermon on the Mount in dealing with foreign enemies of the United States such as ISIS, Iran or North Korea, Jeffress "would run from that candidate as far as possible" and would still vote for Trump.
On June 21, 2016, candidate Trump named Jeffress as a member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board and White House Faith Initiative. Jeffress has described the Board's relationship with Trump as "This isn't so much our advising the president as it is the president seeking our perspective on a number of issues."
In March 2018, Jeffress appeared as a Fox News contributor to discuss allegation that Donald Trump had an affair with a former adult film star Stormy Daniels, saying, "Even if it's proven to be true, it doesn't matter." stating it is irrelevant as policy matters more than the president's personal life.
In September 2019, after the impeachment inquiry into Trump had been announced, Jeffress declared on Fox News:
I have never seen the Evangelical Christians more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this President from office, overturn the 2016 election, and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know the only impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office, it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal.
Jeffress is a stain on Christianity.Johnnie Moore has just been given a job by Trump.
His brownnosing has been well rewarded.Ralph Reed is a lobbyist best known for his involvement in the Abramhoff scandal
. If that's the kind of jerk Trump relies on as a character witness, it's pathetic.