14 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-24-20

  1. Another wild weekend of rioting in Portland.

    “Portland Riot: Vandalism, Naked People, Poop Balloons And Nine Arrests”

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/08/22/portland-night-86-another-riot-vandalism-nine-arrests/

    “Another riot was declared in Portland last night. I think that makes four this week. Last night the focus was the north precinct and Antifa vandalized a police car. While they were there they also vandalized a van for the Boys & Girls Club which is not part of the police bureau.

    A crowd of 150-200 people gathered at Irving Park at 707 Northeast Fremont Street and began marching around 9:30p.m., blocking traffic. In the march, many individuals wore protective gear including helmets, eye protection, gas masks, and body armor. Some carried homemade wooden shields.

    Officers placed unoccupied police vehicles parked on Northeast Emerson Street on the southwest side of the precinct and yellow police line tape across the road. That was done with the intention of keeping the crowd away from the building. In past protests there have been attempts to commit arson and burn the occupied building. A police loudspeaker provided warnings to the crowd not to enter city property and on the closed area of Northeast Emerson Street.

    Almost immediately the officers were targeted by thrown bottles, eggs, and green lasers toward their eyes. The lasers are powerful enough that they’re capable of causing serious, permanent eye damage. The police sound truck issued further warnings, notifying the crowd that officers have observed people in the area of North Precinct throwing projectiles and pointing lasers at officers…

    Over the next three hours, individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes (photo), and plastic eggs filled with paint (photo). There were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars (photo). Windows were broken and tires were deflated (photo).

    So long as the mob was remaining off police property, the officers stayed back and let them vandalize the vehicles which were empty. But eventually the crowd closed in and the police responded and then pulled back again:”

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  2. Good news.

    Now throw the book at them.

    https://hotair.com/archives/karen-townsend/2020/08/23/arrests-made-connection-maga-hat-attack-involving-7-year-old-boy/

    “Arrests Made In Connection With MAGA Hat Attack Involving 7 Year Old Boy”

    “A video went viral Thursday that shows a confrontation between Trump supporters and two young women who clearly are not Trump supporters. At the time, the video set itself apart from other attacks on Trump supporters because this one involves a seven-year-old boy. Delaware police have arrested two 21-year-old women on multiple charges.

    A group of Trump supporters was in the parking lot of the Chase Center in Wilmington, where portions of the Democratic Convention were held. Thursday was the final night of the convention. The Trump people came with signs and red MAGA hats to counter the Biden supporters. I haven’t seen any reports that claim the Trump supporters were disruptive or aggressive against Biden supporters. The two women ripped up Trump signs and stole a MAGA hat, which is where the young boy came into the story.

    Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy were arrested by Wilmington police Friday and Saturday. Both were charged with robbery, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. Amy was also charged with offensive touching. Winslow was arrested first, on Friday night. Police said they were able to arrest the women with the help of the video footage. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

    Olivia M. Winslow was handcuffed Friday, August 21, 2020, after Wilmington Police were called to the 600 block of Justison Street the evening before for reports of an offensive touching incident involving a 7-year-old boy.

    Video circulated on social media, by Students for Trump, shows two girls, one police said was Winslow, tearing up Trump signs and stealing the young boy’s “Make America Great Again” hat. The video shows the boy crying, and his mother encouraging him to get his hat back.

    The video was posted first by the Chief Creative Officer of Turning Point USA. Students for Trump picked it up and posted it, too.”

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  3. But…. but…. this can’t be…. Democrats have assured me of this. They insist all is well.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/08/22/904693468/more-than-550-000-primary-absentee-ballots-rejected-in-2020-far-outpacing-2016

    “More Than 550,000 Primary Absentee Ballots Rejected In 2020, Far Outpacing 2016”

    “An extraordinarily high number of ballots — more than 550,000 — have been rejected in this year’s presidential primaries, according to a new analysis by NPR.

    That’s far more than the 318,728 ballots rejected in the 2016 general election and has raised alarms about what might happen in November when tens of millions of more voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail, many for the first time.

    Election experts said first-time absentee voters are much more likely to make the kinds of mistakes that lead to rejected ballots. Studies also show that voters of color and young voters are more likely than others to have their ballots not count.

    Most absentee or mail-in ballots are rejected because required signatures are missing or don’t match the one on record, or because the ballot arrives too late.

    “If something goes wrong with any of this, that’s a problem writ large, but it’s also going to be one that hits some populations of the United States a bit harder than others, potentially disenfranchises different groups of folks at higher rates,” said Rob Griffin of the Democracy Fund, which is conducting a sweeping survey of the 2020 electorate with researchers at UCLA.

    Griffin said, so far, about a quarter of those who voted in person in the last election say they plan to vote by mail this November. The same is true for those who have never voted before and will be casting their first ballots in this year’s election.

    The numbers compiled by NPR are almost certainly an underestimate since not all states have made the information on rejected mail-in ballots available.”

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    So yeah, Dems are lying again. This is no way to do a fair election.

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  4. Ruh-roh Reorge.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-trails-biden-but-polls-show-the-president-has-some-strengths-11598184000

    “Trump Trails Biden, but Polls Show the President Has Some Strengths
    Trump’s image has improved among white voters, and Republicans are growing more interested in the election”

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    Since most won’t be able to get thru the paywall, here’s a summary.

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/swing-voters-independents-undecided/2020/08/23/id/983508/

    “Voters who consider themselves “in play” for the 2020 presidential election give President Donald Trump a 10-point edge in those that hold a “positive” view of the president vs. those who have a “positive” view of Joe Biden, according to The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

    “These voters as a group have characteristics that suggest they are open to Mr. Trump and his party,” the Journal reported Sunday. “Some 22% have a positive image of Mr. Trump, while only 11% have a positive image of Mr. Biden, the July poll found.

    “They prefer a candidate who will confront the Washington establishment, a hallmark of Mr. Trump’s pitch to voters, over one who makes an appeal based on competence and compassion, key themes during the Democratic convention. In addition, these voters want Republicans to lead the next Congress rather than Democrats, 42% to 25%.”

    Voters who consider themselves “in play” for the 2020 presidential election give President Donald Trump a 10-point edge in those that hold a “positive” view of the president vs. those who have a “positive” view of Joe Biden, according to The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

    “These voters as a group have characteristics that suggest they are open to Mr. Trump and his party,” the Journal reported Sunday. “Some 22% have a positive image of Mr. Trump, while only 11% have a positive image of Mr. Biden, the July poll found.

    “They prefer a candidate who will confront the Washington establishment, a hallmark of Mr. Trump’s pitch to voters, over one who makes an appeal based on competence and compassion, key themes during the Democratic convention. In addition, these voters want Republicans to lead the next Congress rather than Democrats, 42% to 25%.”

    Meanwhile, Hispanics are the largest minority voting bloc in the U.S., and President Trump has gained ground with that demographic in the poll, as 31% say they will vote for Trump vs. the 28% that voted for him in 2016, according to the Journal.

    “Hispanic voters aren’t a unified bloc, and their partisan profile varies by state,” the Journal wrote. “But Mr. Trump could make gains in Florida, Arizona and several other battleground states if he cuts into Democratic margins among Hispanic voters.”

    In terms of the handling of the economy, often a No. 1 issue for voters in past presidential elections, Trump (48%) holds a 10-point lead on Biden (38%), per the poll.

    “Mr. Trump is still favored on the economy, and that’s the top issue people are using to decide their vote,” Republican pollster Micah Roberts told the Journal.”

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  5. More ruh-roh for Dems….

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-23/wages-are-soaring-over-25-in-key-region-of-battleground-state

    “Wages Soar More Than 25% in Key Region of Battleground State”

    “Perhaps no investment project in the U.S. has been more controversial in recent years than Foxconn’s construction of a manufacturing complex in Wisconsin. Between the multibillion-dollar tax breaks and Foxconn’s quick scaling-back of investment plans, critics have relentlessly blasted the deal as corporate welfare.

    But for all its flaws, the project now appears to be playing a role in a very different story line that’s begun to emerge: Workers’ wages in that corner of Wisconsin, right along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, are climbing faster than in any other part of the country.

    Two of the region’s metropolitan areas — Fond du Lac, just north of Milwaukee, and Racine, just south — rank first and fifth nationally in wage gains, with both posting increases of more than 25% in July from a year earlier. A third metropolitan area, Sheboygan, ranks 35th — out of a total of 389 in the U.S, according to data released last week.”

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  7. Nice pickup for Biden. Now he’s endorsed by the racists on both sides.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/24/white-supremacist-who-organized-charlottesville-race-riots-endorses-joe-biden/

    “White Supremacist Who Organized Charlottesville Race Riots Endorses Joe Biden
    Trump is labeled an avid racist by political opponents and media, but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are endorsed by one of the most notorious racists in America.

    Richard Spencer, neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and organizer of the infamous 2017 Charlottesville riots, announced yesterday on Twitter that he will be voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming 2020 election.

    A Twitter user asked Spencer if he will be voting for Biden or sitting out the election, given his belief that “Biden/Kamala will be tougher on crime/BLM than Trump.” Spencer responded, “I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It’s not based on ‘accelerationism’ or anything like that; the liberals are clearly more competent people.””

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    Someone is gonna be disappointed, either the black or white racists.

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  8. All the lies from Democrats you may have missed in the past week, with tons of links….

    “Downright Dishonest Democrats Week at Legal Insurrection”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/08/downright-dishonest-democrats-week-at-legal-insurrection/

    “Over the past week, Democrats and others on the left have lied and distorted the truth repeatedly.

    AP Fact Check: Michelle Obama’s DNC Swipe At Trump For Keeping Kids In “Cages” Was “Misleading” and “Distorted”
    Desperate Democrats Go All-In On Anti-Trump Post Office Hoax
    Flashback: Kamala Harris Tells Stephen Colbert ‘It Was a Debate!’ When Asked About Swipes Against Biden

    The list goes on and on.
    Elizabeth Warren Speaks at DNC Native American Caucus Meeting
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Mississippi for Chicago Gun Violence
    “Michael from Rhode Island” Starring At DNC as “Longstanding Republican” Voting Biden, Is A Democrat

    The Democrat convention was weak.
    Biden 2020 DNC Speech Ratings Fell Short of Hillary 2016 by 21 Percent
    CNNs Van Jones: “As long as [Biden] didn’t embarrass himself, we were going to come out here and praise” his DNC speech
    Underwhelming: Kamala Harris virtual cheering section included duplicates
    What they didn’t show you.

    Tucker Carlson Exposes Extremist Side of Democratic National Convention”

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    And tons more, some that even I missed. 🙂

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  9. Also, an emergency use order for a Covid 19 treatment.

    The Dem press acts like it’s no big deal, unless of course it’s your ox being gored.

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  10. Good guys.

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