It is by no means a small crowd here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump is rallying supporters tonight. But the campaign had hyped a packed arena with overflow space that would span blocks outdoors— it is not, by any means, that. pic.twitter.com/ZbgFBciPry
Always hire a hall that’s too small. Whoops. More:
Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID
Last night was the loudest I have ever heard fireworks in my entire life. It sounded like war.
— Son of Baldwin (Robert Jones, Jr.) (@SonofBaldwin) June 20, 2020
I have also received this communication from a friend in a large “urban” area:
ok this may be foily, but the fireworks he described have been going off in my neighborhood. and the same thing, very powerful, professional, I can see them from my balcony.
black neighborhoods observe July 4 in a big way, and it typically starts
before July 4, but this is way in excess of previous years, and my NextDoor list is talking about this…
I remember seeing fireworks — not just firecrackers, but real, star-burst-y, “professional” Fourth of July fireworks — in the sky over Minneaopolis, IIRC on the night the Third Precinct burnt. At the time, I put it down to youthful exuberance, but now it seems odd. “Like clockwork” is odd. These days, I don’t like odd. Have any readers experienced this?
Holy cow, Buchanan and the Slave Power almost made it. This thread is a must-read:
In honor of Juneteenth, a brief story about the America that almost was.
I was at the Federal Archives once, searching for a very different document, when I came across a stack of papers titled “Joint Resolutions Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/riR2ofRAVN