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Juneteenth

April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter in South Carolina was the first armed conflict between the United States and the Confederate troops.

September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

April 9, 1865, Confederate troops General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia.

155 years ago today, June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, slaves in Texas learn that they are free.

In 1980, Juneteenth State Holiday went into effect in Texas thanks to efforts of the late State Rep. Al Edwards.

Last week sometime, Donald Trump learned about Juneteenth.

Yesterday, Trump said he invented Juneteenth.

It was a very good move by Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to withdraw from the VP consideration and call for a woman of color to be on the ticket.

It is going to happen.

The Tulsa World is Tulsa’s newspaper.  Here is a headline from an editorial this week:

This is the wrong time and Tulsa is the wrong place for the Trump rally

Here is a headline from another story in the World this week:

Tulsa Health Department director ‘wishes’ Trump rally would be postponed as local COVID cases surge

Here is a headline from yet another story this week:

COVID-19: Infections peak again for Tulsa County, Oklahoma with more than 200 new cases reported

And here is from a story this morning:

A curfew was implemented for areas around the BOK Center on Thursday night ahead of President Donald Trump’s scheduled campaign rally.

In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Tulsa police announced that an area of downtown will be off limits from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday ahead of the rally. The curfew will again take effect after the rally until 6 a.m. Sunday.

The curfew is the result of an executive order from Mayor G.T. Bynum, which cites both local and nationwide unrest in recent weeks as the rationale for the curfew.

A Trump made clusterf_ck for sure.

MLB and the players are still talking.

Have a nice Juneteenth today.

Have a happy Father’s Day Weekend.

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