The Daily Populous

Saturday September 12nd, 2020 night edition

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Donald Trump has been widely mocked after playing Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Fortunate Son’ when arriving at a campaign rally in Michigan.

Singer John Fogerty previously said of the track: “The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself.

It’s the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them.”.

But there is a certain irony in Trump playing the track as he arrived on Thursday evening (September 10), given his dubious association with the conflict.

“Fortunate Son” plays as Trump de-planes, an entry for the “nobody listened to the lyrics” hall of fame. — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 10, 2020.

Trump was originally deemed medically fit for military service in July 1968, after the last of four consecutive student deferments came to an end.

It which was made permanent some 4 years later – with Trump claiming to have been diagnosed with bone spurs. »

Trump administration accused of siphoning money away from 9/11 fund

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The Trump administration has been accused of siphoning almost $4m from a program that treats New York firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.

He told The Daily News that approximately half a million dollars a year was missing in 2016 and 2017.

The program has been able to keep going as FDNY is fronting the money and should be reimbursed by the federal government. »

Texas police group puts up billboard warning "enter at your own risk," saying Austin defunded police

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The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) has put up two billboards along Interstate 35 entering Austin after the city council voted last month to cut the Austin police budget.

"That is why I pledge to support any measure that discourages or stops efforts to defund police departments in Texas.".

Thank you to the Texas Municipal Police Association for these great new billboards that went up in Austin today. »

Media Blackout Adds to ‘Mulan’ Woes as Disney Readies China Theatrical Launch

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Three sources told the Reuters news agency that mainland media outlets had received a notice asking them not to cover the film.

Hawley claims that Disney ignored reports from U.S. government sources and from NGOs describing the human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Within China, the state media blackout suggests that the government wants to simply shut down the discussion. »

Jaime Harrison Is Ready to End Lindsey Graham’s Career in Congress

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Rolling Stone recently spoke to Harrison about rural outreach, running against Lindsey Graham, the future of the Democratic Party, and more.

But at the end a day, we’re still gonna win this race, and we’re going to change South Carolina.

Lindsey is desperate right now, and I sort of feel bad for him in some respects, to be quite honest. »