11 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-5-20

  1. They can’t even handle mail in voting locally, yet Dems want it nationally?

    No thanks, too much fraud.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michigan-ballots-tangled-in-mail-delays-in-advance-of-tuesday-primary/2020/08/03/95c2039e-d5a8-11ea-9c3b-dfc394c03988_story.html

    “Mail problems marred the delivery of absentee ballots in Michigan in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary in the state, testing election administrators and ramping up fears of political pressure on the U.S. Postal Service just three months before Nov. 3.

    Across the state, where polls opened Tuesday at 7 a.m., some voters reported not receiving their absentee ballots with just days left before the vote for several congressional primaries, as well as state and local offices. Election officials advised those who had to submit their absentee ballots in person at election offices or dropboxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday, rather than risk delayed delivery by the Postal Service.

    The difficulties in Michigan — one of five states holding primaries Tuesday and a crucial presidential battleground for the fall — offer a potential warning ahead of the general election, when millions more voters than in past years are expected to vote absentee to avoid possible exposure to the novel coronavirus at in-person polling locations.”

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    Maybe this is part of Trump’s master plan to stay in power. The counting and nationwide lawsuits will drag out for months, so he’ll stay on. 🙂

    Oh no! I’ve said too much….. 🙂

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/04/judge-orders-new-york-state-to-count-invalidated-mail-in-ballots/

    “Judge orders New York state to count previously invalidated mail-in ballots”

    “A federal judge ordered election officials to count thousands of mail-in ballots throughout New York State that were declared invalid for not having a post-mark or arriving at offices shortly after the June 23 primary.

    In granting the preliminary injunction Monday, Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres said the plaintiffs who brought the suit — including congressional candidate Suraj Patel and Brooklyn Assembly candidate Emily Gallagher — had proved that voters were disenfranchised and denied their constitutional rights after being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Torres said these arbitrarily disenfranchised voters were denied free speech, equal protection and due process due under the law.

    A major problem: Thousands of ballots that had stamps pre-paid by New York State were not post-marked by the Postal Service, particularly those coming from Brooklyn voters. But most other ballots were post-marked.

    If such a post-marked ballot was not received by election officials by June 23, it was not counted.

    Many ballots arrived at the elections board a day or two after the primary election because voters did not receive them in the mail from the Postal Service until Election Day.

    “When voters have been provided with absentee ballots and assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted, the state cannot ignore a later discovered, systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid,” Torres said in her 48-page ruling.”

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  2. A couple defends their home from rioters, they get charged. Here, an LA DA’s husband does the same. Another overzealous prosecutor has charged him….

    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/husband-of-l-a-county-da-jackie-lacey-to-face-charges-after-waving-gun-at-protesters/

    “The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before she faced a primary election in March.

    The state attorney general filed three misdemeanor charges Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against David Lacey for assault with a firearm for the March 2 incident.

    Lacey, 66, pointed a gun at demonstrators who protested outside the couple’s home before dawn on March 2 and said “I will shoot you,” according to video of the incident.

    Jackie Lacey offered an emotional apology at the time, saying her husband told her he pulled the gun and told protesters to leave.

    Lacey’s campaign issued a statement Tuesday saying her husband thought they were in danger and was trying to protect them.

    “The events that took place earlier this year have caused my family immense pain,” Lacey said in the statement. “My husband acted in fear for my safety after we were subjected to months of harassment that included a death threat no less than a week earlier.”

    Lacey, the first Black person and first woman to run what is the nation’s largest local prosecutor’s office, has been targeted for nearly three years by Black Lives Matter protesters, who have held weekly demonstrations outside her office calling for her ouster. The protests were once small, but have numbered in the hundreds and thousands after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.”

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  3. Since this is another liberal bastion, I’m sure these folks will be charged for defending their neighbor, the Chief of Police, as well.

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    But mob rule is what they want there Chief.

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  4. So who thought it was a good idea to keep this much of a very explosive material next to a populated area?

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  5. Letting the fox guard the hen house rarely works out. The fox will always hide it’s crimes.

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  6. Ouch.

    “From Ariana Pekary:

    It’s possible that I’m more sensitive to the editorial process due to my background in public radio, where no decision I ever witnessed was predicated on how a topic or guest would “rate.” The longer I was at MSNBC, the more I saw such choices — it’s practically baked in to the editorial process – and those decisions affect news content every day. Likewise, it’s taboo to discuss how the ratings scheme distorts content, or it’s simply taken for granted, because everyone in the commercial broadcast news industry is doing the exact same thing.

    But behind closed doors, industry leaders will admit the damage that’s being done.

    “We are a cancer and there is no cure,” a successful and insightful TV veteran said to me. “But if you could find a cure, it would change the world.”

    As it is, this cancer stokes national division, even in the middle of a civil rights crisis. The model blocks diversity of thought and content because the networks have incentive to amplify fringe voices and events, at the expense of others… all because it pumps up the ratings.”

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    https://www.arianapekary.net/post/personal-news-why-i-m-now-leaving-msnbc

    “July 24th was my last day at MSNBC. I don’t know what I’m going to do next exactly but I simply couldn’t stay there anymore. My colleagues are very smart people with good intentions. The problem is the job itself. It forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis.

    You may not watch MSNBC but just know that this problem still affects you, too. All the commercial networks function the same – and no doubt that content seeps into your social media feed, one way or the other.”

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  7. The problem appears to be the post office not mail-in absentee ballots. Hmm, maybe all those leftist conspiracy theories about defunding the post office to sabotage mail in ballots is plausible?

    If you use Bush v Gore as precedent, the election won’t drag on forever.

    LA husband should not be charge but Seattle resident should be charged (its obvious the protesters were not targeting him). Then again I’m still waiting for charges in the murder of a protester in Austin, Texas.

    Never live close to a port — try Long Beach, tanks of petroleum and other materials.

    The police shouldn’t investigate themselves? The left has been saying that for decades; welcome to the party. Perhaps the right would like to join the BLM protests — and call for the independent investigation of police in any criminal matter they are involved in. I’m waiting for the breonna taylor murder to be properly investigated.

    Another Georgia school was closed by the end of its first day of class……

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  8. And now you know why Democrats don’t dare let Joe go unscripted on the debate stage. 🙂

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  9. Not bad….for the low expectations that have been set, he came out better than expected.

    The Daily Show has a clip where they use Fox commentary of Biden but interject in with examples of Trump doing what they accuse Biden of doing. There’s countless videos some of them 10 minutes long full of Trumpian word salads and mispronunciation. I won’t bother with a link because I sincerely think Trump had a stroke and for awhile had difficulty speaking (and using his right side) — mocking the disabled is something he does but I won’t participate in. In other cases, not only is he mangling the English language, he is exhibiting cognitive decline — abrupt change of topics, incomplete sentence, random word phrases, etc

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