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Jimmy Kimmel steps up his mockery of Mike Lindell after MyPillow CEO agrees to come on his show

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel might actually welcome the MyPillow CEO onto his show next week, according to his opening monologue.

Kimmel has been mocking Mike Lindell for several days.

"[Lindell] started it off with a 48-hour 'frankathon,'" said Kimmel. "Which was basically him passionately ranting from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. He claimed that almost 92 million people tuned in to see this."

Lindell seemed to freak out, ranting and raving in a way that many wondered if he was back on drugs. When Lindell learned that Kimmel had jokingly invited him onto the show, it turned into a whole different thing for the "frankathon."

"I have to admit, I was glued to this," Kimmel said of the wacky video. "I want the frankathon to go on for a week. Mike Lindell is like Saul Goodman, from 'Better Call Saul,' you know? He had a funny supporting role in one of the most incredible dramas of all time, but now that he's got his own show you appreciate what a character he is."

So Monday night, after Kimmel's show, where he attacked Lindell again, the frankathon people ran the transcript into him where Lindell read it live on the air.

"That was weird. Me sitting in my kitchen while the MyPillow guy reads my jokes to his sidekick," confessed Kimmel. "And he's going like, I wonder if Jimmy is watching? Yes, Jimmy was watching. He told some people at a rally he would pray for me and I wondered if he really did."

Lindell read aloud that Kimmel questioned whether Lindell really prays for him, which Lindell confirmed was true.

"Okay, good, I'll take that. Even though I know when he prays, God is like, 'Okay! Okay! I get it, I get it, too loud!' I learned a lot from Mike Lindell last night including the fact that our paths have crossed before," said Kimmel.

He played a clip of Lindell saying that the two saw each other at a Bob Seger concert.

The whole thing was a bonkers back and forth between Kimmel and Lindell's video reading the transcript of the Kimmel show from the night before. At one point Monday, Kimmel mockingly invited Lindell onto his show where they could cozy up on a bed of goose pillows. That sent Lindell into a tizzy explaining why goose down isn't apparently a good move for pillows. He then plugged his product again.

In the end, Kimmel made it clear that Lindell is happening, possibly next week.

See the bizarre, yet oddly satisfying video below:


Aides to members of Congress think Derek Chauvin verdict gets them out of passing police brutality legislation

Aides to Republicans and Democrats told Axios that the conviction of Derek Chauvin takes the pressure off of them to pass police brutality legislation.

The odd report explained, "Senior Democratic and Republican aides — who would never let their bosses say so on the record — privately told Axios the convictions have lessened pressure for change. They noted the aftermath of mass shootings: time and again, Congress has failed to pass gun control legislation, and the conversation ultimately moves on until another terrible event occurs."

Unfortunately for the officials, moments before the Chauvin verdict was announced, Ohio teenager Makiyah Bryant called police for help and they shot and killed her. Just a few hours after the shooting, police were caught chanting "blue lives matter" behind the police tape at those gathering around them.

Last week, police in Chicago killed a 13-year-old boy they swore had a gun. Bodycam videos revealed there was no gun and his hands were up as the police fired into him. Last year, a 13-year-old boy with autism was shot and killed by Salt Lake City Police. In 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with a fake gun when the police arrived at the scene and immediately shot him. Those who called into the police indicated that it was "probably fake" and "he is probably a juvenile."

Over and over again, police have shot unarmed people of color, many of who have been children and no justice has been delivered.

"It just marks to me the first step, and I'm hoping that, having justice now might serve as a catalyst to really finish the bill," Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) told Axios.

"I think the verdict just reinforces that our justice system continues to become more just," said Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

As many activists tweeted, and President Joe Biden explained, the demand for justice for those victims will not disappear. If those working inside the Washington Beltway think that not passing a bill is acceptable, they will likely learn that is offensive to activists calling for change.

Read the full report at Axios.


Former and current presidents celebrate justice for George Floyd — but with Donald Trump it's crickets

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation Tuesday in wake of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case. Their words were sensitive to the fact that justice for George Floyd's family is just one of the many families who lack justice in their case.

"It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to -- the systemic racism that is a stain our nation's soul; the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans; the profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that Black and brown Americans experience every single day," said Biden.

Former President Barack Obama also released a powerful statement but honestly said that there is still much that must be done.

"In this case, at least, we have our answer. But if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," the statement read.

Former President Bill Clinton also agreed that justice was done with the verdict.

"The color of a person's skin still determines far too often how they will be treated in nearly every aspect of American life. While the verdict won't bring George Floyd back, it can help us prevent more senseless deaths and hasten the day when we are all treated equally in all matters of life, liberty, dignity, respect, and opportunity," said Clinton.

Both Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump were silent. In fairness to Bush, he very rarely releases statements commenting on current events. Neither man have made a statement about former Vice President Walter Mondale's death either.

Ohio cops say 'blue lives matter' after colleague shoots and kills teenage girl

Crowds are growing in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday night after police shot and killed a teenager.

Ma'Khia Bryant is the name of the girl who was reportedly in an altercation with another kid in her foster care home when she quickly rushed to call the police for help saying a woman had a knife, according to her aunt. She hung up and rushed back outside.

Outside of the scene, a small group of people stood. Police tape was stretched around a home with the officers standing behind it. That was when the officers behind the tape told the group, largely people of color, "blue lives matter."

"Paula Bryant tells me her 16-year-old daughter Ma'Khia Bryant was an honor roll student and a sweet child," said reporter Lacy Crisp.

Columbus officials released body-camera footage Tuesday night that shows a police officer firing four shots at Bryant after she rushes towards another woman with a knife.


See the video below:


Ohio police shoot and kill teenage girl who called for help just before Derek Chauvin guilty verdict is handed down

An Ohio teen was shot and killed Tuesday when a fight broke out in her foster home. Just as the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin was handed down, police killed her.

"Authorities said they received a call at 4:35 p.m about a reported stabbing on the 3100 block of Legion Lane," said the Columbus Dispatch. "The caller identified the person with a knife as a female," but gave no other details and hung up.

"Hazel Bryant told The Dispatch that she is the aunt of the 15-year-old girl who was shot," said the report. "The girl lived in a foster home there on Legion Lane and got into an altercation with someone else at the home, she said."

Her aunt said that the teen wasn't holding a knife when police shot her and that she was the one who called the police for help.

"We don't get to celebrate nothing," said protester K.C. Taynor after the Chauvin verdict. "...In the end, you know what, you can't be Black."

"Paula Bryant tells me her 16-year-old daughter Ma'Khia Bryant was an honor roll student and a sweet child," said reporter Lacy Crisp.

Columbus officials released body-camera footage Tuesday night that shows a police officer firing four shots at Bryant after she rushes towards another woman with a knife.

Progressives mock pro-Chauvin advocates calling for police walk

While the right-wing complained about the far-left demand to "defund police," Tuesday, the right proposed their own effort to end police departments, calling in sick with the blue flu and walking out on their jobs. Essentially, the so-called "blue flu" would be police defunding themselves.

Many activists say those police departments must have better training and employ people trained to handle things like mental health crises, suicidal people, and other struggles that Americans face that can end in police violence. States and the federal government have slashed funding to mental health services. As a result, police have been forced to handle those cases, filling American jails with the mentally ill.

So, when some call for defunding the police, what they really mean is such funds should go to hire people to handle these issues with the experience necessary to navigate tense situations that can sometimes end in a cop shooting someone. While it certainly wouldn't end all of the problems, it would stop some, and better training, higher pay to recruit better officers and other suggestions could stem the problem with police violence.

Conservatives, however, remove the nuance from the phrase "defund the police" to attack the left and people of color.

Ten police testified in the Chauvin case against the fellow officer, but conservatives are the outliers, advocating for police to be above the law.

Those pressing for justice for George Floyd responded to conservative threats of a walkout by simply saying, "Ok."

See tweets from them calling for a walkout of all police:















Progressives responded with their own comments below:












Joe Biden on Chauvin guilt: 'Murder in the full light of day that ripped the blinders off of systemic racism'

President Joe Biden addressed the nation after the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, sending blessings to George Floyd and his family. But more than that, Biden called for this to be the beginning of the systemic change to put an end to police brutality in America.

In a call, Vice President Harris told the Floyd family, "This is a day of justice in America," adding, "We really do believe that with your leadership and the president that we have in the White House that we're going to make something good come out of this tragedy, OK?"

"Enough of the senseless killings," Biden said. "For so many people, it seems like it took a unique and extraordinary convergence of factors. A brave young woman with a smartphone camera. The crowd that was traumatized. Traumatized witnesses. A murder that lasts almost 10 minutes in broad daylight. Probably for the whole world to see. Officers standing up and testify against a fellow officer instead of just closing the ranks, who should be commended. The jury who heard the evidence carried out their civic duty in the midst of an extraordinary moment under extraordinary pressure. For so many, it feels like it took all of that for the judicial system to deliver just basic accountability. We saw how dramatic and exhausted just watching the trial was for so many people. Think about it, those of you who are listening -- think about how traumatic it was for you. You weren't there. You didn't know any of the people. But it was difficult, especially for the witnesses who had to relive that day. It's a trauma on top of the fear that so many people of color live with every day. When they go to sleep at night and pray for the safety of their loved ones.

Watch the video and read the full statement below:


Biden on Chauvin guilt: 'Murder in full light of day that ripped blinders off of systemic racism' www.youtube.com


Today, a jury in Minnesota found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.

It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to -- the systemic racism that is a stain our nation's soul; the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans; the profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that Black and brown Americans experience every single day.

The murder of George Floyd launched a summer of protest we hadn't seen since the Civil Rights era in the '60s -- protests that unified people of every race and generation in peace and with purpose to say, "Enough. Enough. Enough of the senseless killings."

Today -- today's verdict is a step forward. I just spoke with the Governor of Minnesota, who thanked me for the close work with his team.

And I also just spoke with George Floyd's family again -- a remarkable family of extraordinary courage. Nothing can ever bring their brother, their father back. But this can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America.

Let's also be clear that such a verdict is also much too rare. For so many people, it seems like it took a unique and extraordinary convergence of factors: a brave young woman with a smartphone camera; a crowd that was traumatized -- traumatized witnesses; a murder that lasts almost 10 minutes in broad daylight for, ultimately, the whole world to see; officers standing up and testifying against a fellow officer instead of just closing ranks, which should be commended; a jury who heard the evidence, carried out their civic duty in the midst of an extraordinary moment, under extraordinary pressure.

For so many, it feels like it took all of that for the judicial system to deliver a just -- just basic accountability.

We saw how traumatic and exhausting just watching the trial was for so many people. Think about it, those of you who are listening -- think about how traumatic it was for you. You weren't there. You didn't know any of the people.

But it was difficult, especially for the witnesses who had to relive that day.

It's a trauma on top of the fear so many people of color live with every day when they go to sleep at night and pray for the safety of themselves and their loved ones.

Again -- as we saw in this trial, from the fellow police officers who testified -- most men and women who wear the badge
serve their communities honorably.

But those few who fail to meet that standard
must be held accountable. And they were today; one was. No one should be above the law. And today's verdict sends that message.

But it is not enough. We can't stop here.

In order to deliver real change and reform, we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen and occur again; to ensure that Black and brown people or anyone -- so they don't fear the interactions with law enforcement, that they don't have to wake up knowing that they can lose their very life in the course of just living their life. They don't have to worry about whether their sons or daughters will come home after a grocery store run or just walking down the street or driving their car or playing in the park or just sleeping at home.

And this takes acknowledging and confronting, head on, systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in policing and in our criminal justice system more broadly.

You know, state and local government and law enforcement needs to step up, but so does the federal government. That's why I have appointed the leadership at the Justice Department that I have, that is fully committed to restoring trust between law enforcement and the community they are sworn to serve and protect. I have complete confidence in the Attorney General -- General Garland's leadership and commitment.

I have also nominated two key Justice Department nominees -- Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke -- who are eminently qualified, highly respected lawyers who have spent their entire careers fighting to advance racial equity and justice.

Vanita and Kristen have the experience and the skill necessary to advance our administration's priorities to root out unconstitutional policing and reform our criminal justice system, and they deserve to be confirmed.

We also need Congress to act. George Floyd was murdered almost a year ago. There's meaningful police reform legislation in his name. You just heard the Vice President speak of it. She helped write it. Legislation to tackle systemic misconduct in police departments, to restore trust between law enforcement and the people that are entrusted to serve and protect. But it shouldn't take a whole year to get this done.

In my conversations with the Floyd family -- and I spoke with them again today -- I assured them that we're going to continue to fight for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act so we can -- I can sign it into law as quickly as possible. And there's more to do.

Finally, it's the work we do every day to change hearts and minds as well as laws and policies -- that's the work we have to do. Only then will full justice and full equality be delivered to all Americans. And that's what I just discussed with the Floyd family.

The guilty verdict does not bring back George. But through the family's pain, they are finding purpose so George's -- George's legacy will not be just about his death, but about what we must do in his memory.

I also spoke to Gianna -- George's (inaudible) -- George's young daughter, again. When I met her last year -- I've said this before -- at George's funeral, I told her how brave I thought she was. And I, sort of, knelt down to hold her hand. I said, "Daddy's looking down on you. He's so proud." She said to me then -- I'll never forget it -- "Daddy changed the world."

Well, I told her this afternoon, "Daddy did change the world." Let that be his legacy: a legacy of peace, not violence -- of justice.

Peaceful expression of that legacy are inevitable and appropriate, but violent protest is not. And there are those who will seek to exploit the raw emotions of the moment -- agitators and extremists who have no interest in social justice; who seek to carry out violence, destroy property, to fan the flames of hate and division; who will do everything in their power to stop this country's march toward racial justice. We can't let them succeed.

This is the time for this country to come together, to unite as Americans. There can never be any safe harbor for hate in America.

I've said it many times: The battle for the soul of this nation has been a constant push and pull for more than 240 years -- a tug of war between the American ideal that we're all created equal and the harsh reality that racism has long torn us apart.

At our best, the American ideal wins out. So we can't leave this moment or look away, thinking our work is done. We have to look at it -- we have to -- we have to look at it as we did for those 9 minutes and 29 seconds. We have to listen. "I can't breathe. I can't breathe." Those were George Floyd's last words. We can't let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words.

We must not turn away. We can't turn away. We have a chance to begin to change the trajectory in this country. It's my hope and prayer that we live up to the legacy.

May God bless you. And may God bless the -- George Floyd and his family.

Thank you for taking the time to be here. This can be a moment of significant change.

Thank you.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro admits she agrees with Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts

In a bizarre moment on Fox News Tuesday, former Judge Jeanine Pirro confessed that she agreed with the guilty verdicts against convicted police officer Derek Chauvin.

Speaking on the network about an hour after the verdict came in, she claimed, "Clearly the verdict is supported by the facts... make no mistake, the facts are solid on this verdict, this verdict will be held on appeal."

In most police brutality cases, the cop has what is referred to as "qualified immunity," which the Supreme Court decided in 1982, gives cops the right to do whatever they want if they're "afraid for their life." It's how many police have been able to wiggle out of prosecution by saying "he had a gun."

Chauvin was convicted on all three charges, second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. It took less than ten minutes to kill George Floyd while Chauvin knelt on his neck.

His conviction, Pirro argued, is evidence that the "American justice system works."

See the video below:


MSNBC's Joy Reid says cops finally know they must 'draw a line' at bad policing: 'Ten officers said this is too much'

One of the things that was different in the trial of Derek Chauvin was that other police officers came forward to say that he was wrong in his actions and in his behavior. It has been the first time that the so-called "blue line" of police fought back against a bad officer.

"We do not consent to police being free to kill the very people that they are using tickets to pay for policing, right?" Reid explained. "Black communities are by and large paying for the cops, paying for policing, because we're getting the tickets written on us. We're getting pulled over. We're the ones who are subsidizing and funding the killing of our own families. And people of all races are finally saying, 'this is the line.' And as I was saying, before we went to the great reporting on the ground there, there are some police who are saying it too. I know you talked to a lot of law enforcement folks in the last several weeks. So, have I, Nicolle, and even law enforcement people that I have talked to are saying, 'We've got to draw lines.' And ten police officers drew a line with Derek Chauvin, and they said, 'This is too much.' And I think that's important for public policy."

See the video below:


The thin blue line is crumbling -- finally www.youtube.com

READ President Barack Obama on Derek Chauvin guilt: We know justice is about more than a single verdict

Former President Barack Obama released a statement about the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd kneeling on his neck for nearly 10 minutes as he suffocated to death.

Read the full release of Obama's statements below:


Today, a jury in Minneapolis did the right thing.

For almost a year, George Floyd's death under the knee of a police officer has reverberated around the world — inspiring murals and marches, sparking conversations in living rooms and new legislation. But a more basic question has always remained: would justice be done?

In this case, at least, we have our answer. But if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.

True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day. It requires us to recognize that millions of our friends, family, and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement could be their last. And it requires us to do the sometimes thankless, often difficult, but always necessary work of making the America we know more like the America we believe in.

While today's verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient one. We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system. We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized.

And as we continue the fight, we can draw strength from the millions of people — especially young people — who have marched and protested and spoken up over the last year, shining a light on inequity and calling for change. Justice is closer today not simply because of this verdict, but because of their work.

Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, in the hopes that they may find peace. And we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.

George Floyd's brother Rodney on guilty Derek Chauvin verdict: 'No family in history got this far'

Speaking to MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace Tuesday after the guilty verdict came in for former officer Derek Chauvin, Rev. Al Sharpton confessed that he and George Floyd's brother Rodney broke down in tears.

"The war is not over," Sharpton explained. "We've got Eric Garner, who never got this. We've got Breonna Taylor, who never got this. but God brought us through and the first thing we're going to do is the press conference and have a prayer and thank God. Rodney, tell them how you feel. I know you were crying like I was crying."

"I mean, I'm feeling tears of joy, so emotional that no family in history ever got this far," said Mr. Floyd. "You know, to get a guilty charge on all accounts, we got a chance to go to trial and he took it all away. So this right here is for everyone that's been in this situation, everybody. Everybody. We are here. We stand in a unit. Thank you to Rev. Al Sharpton for being with us from the very first day until the last. I know we're not done yet."

Watch the quick moment below:


Derek Chauvin's brother Rodney responds to verdict www.youtube.com

'It shouldn't have taken a video and national reckoning': Americans react to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict

The verdict was finally handed down in the trial of Derek Chauvin after the slaying of George Floyd under his knee. The trial was unique in that most police-involved homicides involve officers claiming they were threatened. Chauvin couldn't use that because Floyd was handcuffed, on the ground, and under several other officers holding him down.

What typically takes a long time is that there are a few opponents that battle it out with other members of the jury. In this case, it took a little over a day, 11 hours, to reach a verdict, which seems quicker than most.

Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, carrying with it up to 40 years in prison, third-degree murder, which carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison, and second-degree manslaughter which has a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. He was found guilty on all charges

Folks were quick to respond to the shocking news. You can see their comments below:




























Democrats block GOP attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters

Democrats blocked the Republican minority's attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her comments over the weekend urging civil rights activists to stay in the streets and continue the fight for justice. Many of the far-right twisted her words to be about targeting the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial, but the reality is that it was about the verdict and the strive for justice.

According to Politico, there were about three or four centrist Democrats who said that they considered supporting the censure but decided against it.


While the GOP is attacking Waters, they have refused to censure far-right racist members like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Others are complaining that the GOP should also censure Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is part of an investigation into sex trafficking, prostitution, drug use, fraud, and other allegations. In his case, there haven't been any charges handed down from the Justice Department as of yet.

Read the full report at Politico.

WATCH LIVE: President Joe Biden VP Kamala Harris address the nation after the verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

President Joe Biden will address the nation after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin case.

Biden, who got to know George Floyd's family during the 2020 campaign, said that when he met Floyd's daughter, she told him, "my daddy changed the world." It's clear that Floyd's death has certainly changed the perspective of many who witnessed the harshness of Chauvin's actions, his pleas for help from Floyd and the many who begged Chauvin to stop.

Biden repeated Floyd's family's request for peace and calm ahead of the verdict, asking that people celebrate or mourn without violence in the community.

Biden was scheduled to address the verdict ahead of his talk about jobs, but the White House appears to have decided to do a stand-alone address with Vice President Kamala Harris instead.

According to the pool report, "The President and the Vice President watched the verdict with staff in the Private Dining Room. Following the announcement of the verdict, the President spoke with Governor Tim Walz. The President, the Vice President, and the First Lady spoke with Philonise Floyd from the Oval Office."

You can watch Biden's remarks in the video below:


President Biden and Vice President Harris Address the Nation on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict www.youtube.com

'Maxine Waters didn't kill a man -- Derek Chauvin did': Americans unleash on defense attorney complaints

Derek Chauvin's lawyer Eric Nelson tried everything he could to try and score a mistrial after the jury went away to deliberate on the case.

According to Nelson, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) saying that she thinks Chauvin is guilty is enough to lead to a mistrial. Waters said over the weekend when asked by a reporter that she hopes if Chauvin isn't guilty that activists will continue to fight for justice and stay in the streets.

The MAGA community has twisted Waters' words into being a direct invitation to attack the jury, which they weren't.

While Judge Peter Cahill confessed that he wished legislators would keep their mouths shut about judicial proceedings, he explained that multiple times, particularly in the final several days, he instructed the jury not to watch the news.

The claim that Waters's comments somehow justify a mistrial infuriated many who have been watching the trial.

See the frustration from viewers below:














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