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Friday, May 29, 2020

Twitter has flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump early Friday morning, saying it violated its rules about "glorifying violence" after he tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in regards to the ongoing unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.

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Where does the phrase 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' come from?

Before Trump, it was uttered by a Southern police chief during civil rights unrest in the 1960s.

www.nbcnews.com

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Fat Nixon doubled down and had the official White House twitter account retweet it as well.

He is desperate to be the victim and will try to push twitter into shutting down his account.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-29 09:37 AM | Reply

If you hit Trumpy he hits back twice as hard.

This could get real and be fun and educational for the whole family to watch.

If Trumpy can control his foul language.

Dear Twitter.

Stand Your Ground!

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 09:41 AM | Reply

I'm thinking there must be a financial angle to this. Remember when Trump thought he was going to lose in 2016 and planned on starting his own Trumpian news network? Like the righties who left here to start their own board, I suspect Trump wants to start his own version of Twitter, which he and his co-horts can then use to promote fake news and to censor and police opponents and MSM journalists to their hearts content.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-29 09:43 AM | Reply

Before Trump, it was uttered by a Southern police chief during civil rights unrest in the 1960s.
www.nbcnews.com

#1 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

So it was 1967 when America was great.

Thanks Gal. Got it!

MAGA! We gonna party like it's 1967!

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 09:44 AM | Reply

Like the righties who left here to start their own board

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday a

What to they do there? Sacrifice chickens for Trump?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-29 09:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Like the righties who left here to start their own board

Don't they know they already have /pol/ and Stormfront?

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-29 10:02 AM | Reply

Trump will use what you love against you. Watch him throw gasoline on this fire.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-29 10:14 AM | Reply

"Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) signed on June 18, 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The purpose of the act " in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 " is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States. It was passed as an amendment to an army appropriation bill following the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1956 and 1981.

#9 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-29 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trumpy don't care about your silly rulz

No posse coma act gonna stop Trumpy from shooting his own foot.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 10:34 AM | Reply

The president's comment will escalate the unrest. It's a terrible statement that could cause significant harm to protesters, police and bystanders.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2020-05-29 10:37 AM | Reply

He is coming for you too, Rcade.

Pretty sure you are on Humpy's hit list.

This site obviously moderates conservatives.

From my experience it is a conservative who most often steps over the line here. So there is a lot of conservative moderation going on here.

How dare you moderate conservatives and their alternative facts!

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 10:42 AM | Reply

Did they really start their own board?

Can i see it? I could use a laugh.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-29 10:47 AM | Reply

The president's comment will escalate the unrest. It's a terrible statement that could cause significant harm to protesters, police and bystanders.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 20

1) The "President" likes to insert himself into situations he has no intention to deal with physically by being macho.

2) The "President" likes to see other people get hurt.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-29 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14 You left out the fact that he wants to win Minnesota in November, and by throwing gas on the fire in Minneapolis he hopes to get even more racists to crawl out of their caves and vote for him.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-29 11:01 AM | Reply

This President thrives on chaos and division.

Evil thrives in chaos. Never thought I would see it in my lifetime. Especially after we survived the Bush Error.

This President is actually evil.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's fight with Twitter puts his loutish, poutish, primped, polished, girdled, elevator-shoe shod, and be-rouged affect on display in the middle of a national disaster. Lila Kedrova played a classier Mme. Hortense.

#17 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-05-29 11:15 AM | Reply

The president fights like a mean girl.

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-29 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is finally actually indicating the true meaning of MAGA. Make America Racist Again. To him and his followers America was great when it was racist and then those liberals ruined everything. And I don't believe my accusation is false at all, it is his desire and that of his followers.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-29 11:21 AM | Reply

This President intends to drive Americas divisions to a civil war and an eventual full on fascist society. If the U.S. doesn't wake up to this very quickly, we are done.

#20 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-05-29 11:23 AM | Reply

Wait, is Donald Trump and idiot or a mastermind with an agenda? Pls confirm.

#21 | Posted by Donny at 2020-05-29 11:32 AM | Reply

They didn't flag or ban Trump when he tried to get Jon Stewart killed by anti-semites.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-29 11:33 AM | Reply

Well, there has been looting, but not a whole lot of shooting, so can we chalk this up to another one of his lies? We all know he really doesn't give a poop about black folks or cops and will end up doing absolutely nothing.

#23 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-05-29 11:33 AM | Reply

Wait, is Donald Trump and idiot or a mastermind with an agenda? Pls confirm.

#21 | POSTED BY DONNY

Trumpy is an idiot mastermind with an obvious agenda.

Like Dr Evil from the "spy who shagged me".

And idiot mastermind. Eric is his mini-me.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Then there is no grand conspiracy that you tinfoil hatters need to worry about.

ty for clearing that up.

#25 | Posted by Donny at 2020-05-29 12:01 PM | Reply

When the looting starts, the shooting starts'

Another example of how old white men shouldn't rap.

#26 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-05-29 12:04 PM | Reply

"Then there is no grand conspiracy that you tinfoil hatters need to worry about."

How does "trump is evil" convince you of that?

I am just stating the obvious.

What trump is doing (dividing America and encouraging more violence) is evil.

Obviously.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 12:06 PM | Reply

Can i see it? I could use a laugh.

You gotta beg Boaz for access to his Safe Space.

Safe Space Force. That's what it should be called.

#28 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-05-29 12:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Donny smells like someone's sock.

STFU, Donny! You're out of your element!

#29 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-05-29 12:10 PM | Reply

Wait, is Donald Trump and idiot or a mastermind with an agenda? Pls confirm.

#21 | Posted by Donny at 2020-05-

He's an idiot who knows what he wants.

The agenda is largely fed to him by the fascists who "work" for him.

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-29 12:12 PM | Reply

100,000 dead.
40,000,000 unemployed.
Trump needs distractions.

#31 | Posted by Docman at 2020-05-29 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Re 31

And we are not even half way thru this pandemic.

If the past is prologue there will be at least another hundred thousand dead Americans by November.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

ZED

"The agenda is largely fed to him by the fascists who "work" for him."

I figure he's also following the example set by Vladimir Putin ~~ on this matter and on that Imperial presidency idea.

#33 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-29 12:29 PM | Reply

Dr. Fauci advised Trump that African Americans and Latinos seem to die more often than white folks. Trump said, "hmmmmmm."

#34 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-29 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who was the DR Righty saying Trump was going to carry the Black Vote?

I honestly am trying to remember.

#35 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-29 01:21 PM | Reply

"Who was the DR Righty saying Trump was going to carry the Black Vote?"

That was Ira Goldberg, who changed handles rather than defend that idiotic claim.

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-29 01:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Like the righties who left here to start their own board,

#4 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Don't they have the Drudge REPORT for that?

Oh wait, the Drudge Report doesn't like Trump either.

So they REALLY need a safe space to post their Trump Defenses and for Boaz to write his Trump Romantic Fan Fiction.

#37 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-29 01:25 PM | Reply

And we are not even half way thru this pandemic.

If the past is prologue there will be at least another hundred thousand dead Americans by November.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy

As Churchill put it: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

#38 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-29 02:04 PM | Reply

There is no way that Trump would have known of that quote. Also the tweet is not gibberish which is not like him. I think there is a sinister force in the White House that is using Donny Dimwit to advance an agenda.

#39 | Posted by TenMile at 2020-05-29 04:24 PM | Reply

Teiter is just like a news ------.

#40 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-05-29 04:34 PM | Reply

"I suspect Trump wants to start his own version of Twitter"

He could call it Twit.

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-31 10:53 PM | Reply

Or -------.

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-31 10:53 PM | Reply

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