Sorry, I should say: Both the Uvalde *and* the Buffalo shooting are being characterized as false flag operations. Even worse!— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) May 31, 2022
It was simply grotesque to see Trump mangling his reading of the Uvalde victims' names, as a cowbell rang and they kept messing up the timing. Then there was the dancing.
The idea that the World Economic Forum is some evil and all-power globalist force, hellbent on forcing this New World Order has grown popular amongst right-wing politicians in the U.S, Canada, and Australia.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) May 31, 2022
(Stories to come on that) pic.twitter.com/Q28alOrF1O
I still can't get over Trump reading the names of the Uvalde victims like a kill list to the sound of bells at the NRA convention. One of the most fucked up things I've ever seen in my life.— Brett Meiselas (@BMeiselas) May 28, 2022
What the freedom to over throw the government. Save it dear!!#VoteBlueToSaveDemocracy #AbbottCruzMassacre #GOPCowards #GOPDomesticTerrorists #GOPGunsOverChildren #TrumpIsALaughingStock #TrumpDancedOnUvaldesGraves #TrumpIsACriminal #TrumpisaNationalDisgrace pic.twitter.com/l7haYGNKvb— Colleen Nolan (@collenols) May 30, 2022
Some more tweets related to the Uvalde massacre:
I see that Trump is saying that money should go to schools rather than to Ukraine— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) May 28, 2022
Maybe there's enough money to help both ?
Still, this is probably the best he can do at the moment to help his old buddy Putin
rarely does one event expose the emptiness of a political party's arguments as clearly as Uvalde has exposed Republican arguments against action on guns— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 28, 2022
It was Charlton Heston, one-time celebrity NRA leader, who is remembered for saying something about prying his gun from his cold dead hands. Now, there is this:
Republicans’ weakness on guns makes them weak on crime — and it’s causing crime to rise.— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) May 29, 2022
#SundayMorning Repubs.Are responsible for the abundant number of Children being murdered/they approve of 18yr. Olds having AR-15s/& slaughtered kids at Robb Elementary School means 0 to #GOPDeathCult Bullets &911 calls were ignored😢👀👇🏾#BlueVoices1 #VoteBlue pic.twitter.com/2tWo7W3JXj— Donnedia Edmond (@donnedia) May 29, 2022
“At my school’s shooting” is the grimmest thing I have ever heard. https://t.co/83lo3flR5U— Amy (@lolennui) May 28, 2022
My Child Is An Honor Student At Triangle Shirtwaist High School https://t.co/W5tDQZQ9Q9— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) May 31, 2022
i love the argument "well if you make new gun laws, these guys will just get them illegally" as though every would-be school shooter living in his parents' house in suburbia has an extensive network of black market connections that can get him an AR-15 whenever he needs one— the hype (@TheHyyyype) May 28, 2022
Here's a timely trend:
The Texas shooter and the shooter at my high school both waited until they were of the legal age. Don’t tell me these laws can’t do anything.— David Hogg 🌻 (@davidhogg111) May 29, 2022
Canada will be improving its gun control laws. I'm hearing the usual sniping about how this legislation is being "rushed" and of course it is - the quicker the better:
To rephrase: a number of cities have concluded that the only way to make sure cops don't murder civilians during minor traffic stops is to...not do minor traffic stops at all.— Tọ́pẹ́ (@graceishuman) May 29, 2022
But sure reform https://t.co/Pj66OVRUqM
The release of Louise Arbour's report concludes more than a year of work. Among its 48 recommendations is a call for civilian police and courts to handle all sexual assault cases involving allegations against military members going forward.https://t.co/yS4TrVnY5l— Veterans Transition Network (@VTNCanada) May 30, 2022
- Returning sexual assault to the jurisdiction of the civil courts ✔️— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) May 30, 2022
- Ending the Duty to Report policies ✔️
- Calling out RMC as a breeding ground of misogyny ✔️
- Demanding more civilian oversight ✔️
We've been begging for this & y'all called us naïve. Yet, here we are!
Moving to the latest from Ukraine, I was glad to see that the Ukraine government is telling civilians to move away from the battlefields. I think this should have been happening across southern and eastern Ukraine since February, but at least its finally starting to happen now:
I maintain that the Justice Arbour report was not necessary. We knew all this already.— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) May 30, 2022
But the last time a Justice report dropped, the Chief of the Defence staff said "Sexual misconduct is a result of biological wiring".
Today's tone couldn't be further from that. PROGRESS!
As the Ukrainian military stages counterattacks against Russian forces in southern Ukraine, the authorities on Monday urged people living in occupied towns and cities to flee if possible.https://t.co/49pJixciQ7— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) May 30, 2022
Here's an interesting Ukraine summary from the Financial Times:
Exactly! That's why it is a moral as well as a geopolitical misjudgement for usually sensible and moderate leaders & commentators in the West to be musing aloud about territorial concessions https://t.co/2gUGzbi7K3— David Lidington (@DLidington) May 30, 2022
The war in Ukraine is essentially being fought on three fronts and among three protagonists. The first front is the battlefield itself. The second front is economic. The third front is the battle of wills. The three participants are Russia, Ukraine and the western alliance backing Ukraine.
The United Nations has released some figures on civilian casualties in Ukraine in the three months of war - they haven't been able to gather numbers in occupied areas, however :
We saw training videos on M-113 and t72. My guess is they are fresh formations now committed there.— Bob Realism 🇺🇦 (@bobrealism) May 31, 2022
Kherson is lightly defended compared to the east and a massive opportunity for Ukraine.
In Mariupol, Russian troops have completely destroyed over a thousand of high-rises, says city mayor Vadym Boychenko.— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) May 31, 2022
Almost every destroyed house that was turned into rubble has 50-100 bodies of people buried under it, adds Boychenko.
This takes the cake as the 2022 Headline Of The Year:
Hard Drive Apologizes to Elon Musk for Dunking on Him Too Hardhttps://t.co/MiBvjl3jXb— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) May 30, 2022
The Mona Lisa had cake thrown at it by a man who reportedly disguised himself as a woman using a wheelchair. https://t.co/1SWrgAk7MO— VICE News (@VICENews) May 30, 2022
Druid priest replaces 5000 year old blown fuse. pic.twitter.com/j3Dtu6GNfF— Free Belarus News (Eng.) (@BelarusMiniInfo) May 30, 2022