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#MorningMonarchy: May 15, 2020


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#MorningMonarchy: May 15, 2020Cypher codes, forced farce and mumbo jumbo + this day in history w/the Standard Oil breakup and our song of the day by Fountains of Wayne on your Morning Monarchy for May 15, 2020.

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"Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today," Melissa Etheridge shared in a statement Wednesday.
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1260885914781450240

Sad, but given David Crosby's history, you can't be shocked by this.
https://twitter.com/JeffVasey1/status/1260764012259741702

#Cypher: "one that has no weight, worth, or influence" // "a method of transforming a text in order to conceal its meaning" // "a message in code" // "a combination of symbolic letters"
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1260815959171850241

Beckett Cypher, Melissa Etheridge’s Son, Dies at 21 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261173835555954688

Andre Harrell, Founder of Uptown Records, Dead at 59
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259312888398974978

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259338106798583808

Little Richard, Rock Pioneer Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259189972088885249

Jerry Stiller Dead: 'Seinfeld,' 'King of Queens' Actor Was 92
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259893670020554754

John Macurdy, bass who sang 1,001 times at Met, dies at 91
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1260748311696486401

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Fe Opera today canceled its entire 2020 season: "I am at a loss to describe the disappointment that I myself and all my colleagues feel today," General Director Robert K. Meya wrote in an open letter Monday.
https://twitter.com/thenewmexican/status/1259911913619828736

UFC's return could provide blueprint for other pro leagues
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259579189923102723

Florida governor willing to host teams for restart of sports
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1260746160970567685

It’s a game of adjustments. The Game Changer All-In-One Mask & Garment Collection launches tomorrow.
https://twitter.com/Baseballism/status/1260694605822976000

Bryan Adams has attacked what he called “bat eating bastards” for his concert tour’s cancellation
https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1260154541502337025

Black Keys Cancel 'Let's Rock' Summer Tour Due to COVID-19
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1260428564559773698

Bob Dylan Announces New Album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' And Premieres "False Prophet"
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259637491176480770

Legendary punk label Dischord Records has entire 40 year catalog online for free
https://twitter.com/chigrl/status/1260179665974710274

So this is where all that 120minutes.tylerc.com traffic has been coming from today
https://twitter.com/tylerc/status/1258150111273771016

Pizza party for the 30th anniversary of the #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles movie
https://twitter.com/cassiecohn/status/1260301194863443968

Space Force | Official Teaser (Audio)
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259352300147089408

Fear Channels: The latest Tina Toon via Ben Garrison
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1259899095436505088

Don’t miss the biggest PR stunt of our generation!
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1260636424694648842

CNN promoting teenage activist Greta Thunberg as an expert panelist for its next “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears” town hall.
https://twitter.com/HotlineJosh/status/1260565846746959872

NYTimes⁩ Has 'Journalistic Integrity' Problem: Ex-Editor Tom Kuntz
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1259930833894416384

#BookSmarts: 'Mumbo Jumbo' and How a Sprawling Conspiracy 'Jes Grew' (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261184570696675328

#ThisDayInHistory: #May15 w/In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, SCOTUS declares @RockefellerFdn
/#StandardOil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up. (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261352740397015040

+ #AnneBoleyn trial, #Faith7 launch, #ArthurBremer shoots #GeorgeWallace, "#RaspberryBeret," Scott Weiland arrested, #Laos #SecretWar admitted, #JessicaWatson sails unassisted around globe
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261352742062141440

Flashback: Newman’s Own Exploiting Organic Labeling Loophole (May 15, 2010)
https://mediamonarchy.com/newmans-own-exploiting-organic-labeling-loophole/

Flashback: Obama Administration: Goldman Sachs From Top To Bottom // Obama's Change: Owned & Operated By Great Vampire Squid // Obamessiah Updates: Woody Allen says Obama should become a dictator // Indiana Rep. Mark Souder resigns after affair with staffer // O’Reilly calls Kagan brother as 'left wing radical' // SCOTUS bans life in prison for juvenile non-murderers // Obama tells Mexican president 'we are not defined by our borders' // Rich & powerful: Obama & the global super-elite // Obama may personally greet each graduate: Kalamazoo central seniors to fill out paperwork for secret service // Obama turns his back on the press // Video: Obama snubs questions at 'Press Freedom Act' signing // National 'Intelligence' Director Dennis Blair resigns // Obama's National Intelligence Director, Dennis Blair, to resign // Obama hails vote on tightening regulation of Wall Street banks // Obama starts deploying interrogation teams // Harlem's Pastor Manning puts Obama on trial (May 15, 2010)
https://mediamonarchy.com/obama-administration-goldman-sachs-from-top-to-bottom/

+ #FrankBaum, #PrescottBush, #JosephCotten, #JamesMason, #JasperJohns, #UtahPhillips, #TriniLopez, #BrianEno, #KathleenSebelius, #MikeOldfield, #AndrewEldritch, #AhmetZappa, #RayLewis birthday
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261352743903485952

#NewMusicFriday: @JasonIsbell has 'Reunions, @KaitlynAurelia makes a 'Mosaic' and @ChathamCoLine have a 'Strange Fascination' + @CMMalcolmBand, @JesssWilliamson, @AAofficial/#AskingAlexandria + More sndtrck gold from #NicolasCarras 💿🕺
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261138177105948672

#PumpUpThaVolume: Fountains Of Wayne (@FountainsOfWayn) - "Denise" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1261134786107633664

#MorningMonarchy: May 15, 2020