26 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-12-20

  1. First up, meet the anti-Semite who Dems want to be elected in Georgia.

    Oh and he ran a summer camp for kids (did I mention the anti-Semite is a pastor too?) where the police say he obstructed child abuse investigations at the camp.

    Nice.

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/11/11/warnock-oppo-drop-arrested-2002-obstructing-child-abuse-investigation/

    “Memo to Georgia GOP: You might want to pace yourselves in the Raphael “Ralph” Warnock oppo drop.

    Memo to Georgia Democrats: Are you sure they’re not pacing themselves? Or did anyone bother to vet their candidate for US Senate? Warnock’s ranting on Israel and Jeremiah Wright is one thing, but how do you miss an arrest in 2002 for obstructing a child-abuse investigation? Via Twitchy:

    Two Baltimore ministers have been charged with obstructing a police investigation into suspected child abuse at a church-run camp in Carroll County.

    The Revs. Raphael Gamalial Warnock, 33, and Mark Andre Wainwright, 30, of Douglas Memorial Community Church are accused in court documents of trying to prevent a state trooper from interviewing counselors at the church’s Camp Farthest Out in Eldersburg. …

    The ministers interrupted a police interview of a counselor Wednesday in a room at the camp and, after investigators moved the interview to a nearby picnic area, interfered again and subsequently tried to prevent a camper from directing police to another potential witness, according to charging documents.

    “I’ve never encountered resistance like that at all,” said Trooper Diane Barry of the state police Child and Sexual Assault Unit in Westminster. Barry said the counselors consented to the interviews after being told they were free to go at any time and were not obligated to answer her questions.

    To be clear, neither minister was the target of the abuse claims.”

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  2. Anti-Semite? Yep.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/11/meet-raphael-warnock.php

    “MEET RAPHAEL WARNOCK [UPDATED]
    The Reverend Raphael Warnock, 2020 Democratic candidate for Senate from Georgia, goes off on a false and slanderous anti-Israel tirade in a 2018 sermon (video clip below, full video here). He accused Israel of shooting Palestinian like “birds of prey,” compared violent Palestinian riots to peaceful African-American civil rights protests, and claimed that Palestinians are “struggling for water and for their lives.”

    As Uri Pilichowski states in a comment on the video, either Warnock is an anti-Semitic liar, giving it up to demonize the Jewish state, or ignorant of the realities. Either way, he shouldn’t be a major party candidate for a seat in the United States Senate.

    Warnock is a Jeremiah Wright revisited sort of character, but Wright was straightforward about it. He resented Obama’s opportunistic distancing act. Running for office, Warnock is doing his own distancing act. He’s distancing himself from himself. Jewish Insider’s Jacob Kornbluh captures Warnock trying to gull the gullible in “In 2018 sermon, Warnock blasted Israel. He now says, ‘I Stand with Israel.’” Query whether he understands it’s a sin to lie.”

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  3. A warning on Georgia….

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/11/a-warning-on-georgia.php

    “In this column, Steve Cortes identified four statistical anomalies associated with last week’s presidential vote. Any one of them, he argued, “would cast intense doubt upon election results.” Put all four together, and “the result is a seemingly impossible statistical perfect storm.”

    Considering the importance of the Georgia runoff elections, I was struck by this passage in Cortes’ article:

    In the Peach State, President Trump’s vote total almost exactly tracked the vote totals for the Republican senate candidates, separated by merely 818 votes out of 2.43 million votes Trump earned there. But, Joe Biden saw an astounding surplus of 95,801 votes over the Democratic Senate candidates.

    Something, Cortes concluded, was likely amiss.

    I’m betting that in the Georgia runoffs, most of those 95,801 votes will be “transferred” to the Democratic Senate candidates.

    Cortes noted that the phenomenon of Biden receiving vastly more votes than the local Senate candidate occurred primarily in swing states like Georgia. In states like Wyoming, there was no need to gin up excess votes for Biden, so the former vice president ran in lockstep with the Democratic Senate candidates.”

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  4. The problem with the Woke Gray Hag……..

    Journalism is dead at the NYT.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/ny-times-increasingly-staffed-with-hires-from-outlets-that-practiced-advocacy-journalism/

    “NY Times increasingly staffed with hires from “outlets that practiced advocacy journalism”

    “New York Magazine has performed what Rush might call a ‘random act of journalism’ by taking a deep dive on the transformation of the NY Times into both a paper whose growth was fueled by resistance to Trump, and fundamentally transformed internally by young “insurrectionist” staffers from outside the traditional journalism pipeline.

    None of this is new, of course, at a macro level. We’ve seen the demonization of Bari Weiss and Bret Stephens for not bowing down sufficiently to intolerant progressive culture, and the debacle of the 1619 Project, an activist attempt to rewrite and reshape history, and internal dumpster fire over publishing a column by Sen. Tom Cotton.

    But The New York Magazine article goes into a lot of depth. A lot. It’s really long, so of course read the whole thing.

    Here are some short excerpts focused on the changing attitude of Times news staff:

    What the paper did have — in increasing numbers in fact — was a growing cohort of people who came to the paper with a different set of values. They were younger, which produced some of the division. A reporter who identified as “young Gen X” warned me about “toxic millennial workplace values,” while a millennial complained about the masthead’s tortured relationship to social media by arguing that “boomer is a mind-set.” …”

    “The NY Times, which the article notes has grown exponentially based on Trump hatred, is basically your college newspaper.”

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  5. This could destroy NYC and Jersey.

    Wall St. operates there because that’s where the markets are. Move them and….. uh-oh for NYC and Jersey.

    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/nasdaq-other-trading-exchanges-to-meet-with-gov-abbott-about-potential-move-to-dallas/2475771/

    “Gov. Greg Abbott will welcome representatives from major stock exchanges, including Nasdaq, to Austin on Nov. 20.

    According to a report by The Dallas Morning News, the meeting is part of Texas’s bid to be the top choice if the exchanges make good on their threats to move their trading platforms out of New Jersey.

    Last month, the Dallas Morning News reported that Gov. Abbott’s office was in talks with Nasdaq and other exchanges about moving data centers, which power billions of dollars in trades on Wall Street each day, to Dallas.

    “Texas continues to be the premier economic destination in the country, attracting more leading businesses than any other state,” spokeswoman Renae Eze told the Dallas Morning News. “The governor looks forward to meeting with Nasdaq and showcasing Texas’ business-friendly environment, skilled workforce, robust infrastructure, and low taxes, all of which foster greater economic growth in the Lone Star State.”

    The group meeting with Abbott calls itself the Coalition To Prevent the Taxing of Retirement Savings, two sources familiar with the discussions told the Dallas Morning News.

    The coalition includes Nasdaq, CBOE Global Markets, Citadel Securities, data center operator Equinix, IEX, Members Exchange, New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Virtu Financial and UBS.

    Texas was the first of several states to reach out to the coalition to express interest in housing the exchange data centers, the Dallas Morning News reported. Virginia, North Carolina and Illinois have also reportedly had discussions with Nasdaq.”

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  6. And all the high tech companies, having released their workers to work from home, are beginning to move out of California, too, same reason.

    The California economy is run on taxes on these high earners. If they vote with their feet–after voting without their brains–we will continue to sink out here.

    It couldn’t happen to a more beautiful place.

    We’ve come to see ourselves as missionaries. At least they speak English or Spanish here, we recognize the food, and are a little bit familiar with the culture–though that is quickly changing. 😦

    Because, if people like us leave, who cares for those who remain?

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  7. https://worldandeverything.org/2020/11/cal-thomas-what-do-evangelicals-do-now/
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    CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: Evangelical Christians have unquestionably been a loyal and largely unmovable base of support for President Trump. Should the election results remain unchanged after recounts and court decisions, where do we go and what should we do?

    Perhaps no evangelical pastor has been a stronger and more consistent supporter and defender of President Trump than Robert Jeffress. He leads the 13,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

    In an essay written for the Foxnews.com, Jeffress urges his fellow believers to return to their first love.

    The presumption is that God should be on the side of Republicans and conservatives. But as Scripture reminds us in Isaiah 55:8:, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”

    Jeffress acknowledges that the election of former Vice President Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris “is a bitter pill” for Christians to swallow. But he adds, “Human government and rulers change at God’s direction and design. Our faith and our salvation lie not in any human ruler, but in the ruler of rulers, the King of kings. The fact that God has established authorities means that by obeying the government, we obey God.”

    For many, that will be the bitterest pill of all. How can we pray for an administration that promotes values and ideologies we oppose? The Scriptural command leaves no room for debate, much less disagreement.

    This is another opportunity for evangelicals to obey what our leader — Jesus — commands us to do. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘Hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” …

    … Jeffress concludes his essay by saying that God’s command “applies all the same, whether the emperor was the faith-friendly Constantine, or the evil emperor Nero.

    He writes, quote—“When Joe Biden becomes president, we should commend him for the things he does right. We should condemn the things he does wrong. And above all, we must pray fervently for our president. If President Biden succeeds, we all succeed.” …
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  8. I know, there also are times to obey God “and not man” within that construct. And therein lies the sometimes fierce, in-house debate. It’s already playing out in some of our churches with regard to obeying government authorities with regard to pandemic restrictions — but we should be able to clearly articulate a reasoned explanation for why we should not obey government in those cases, it should not just be because we don’t like it or we have a different and our own preferred medical opinion or because it becomes too difficult logistically to adjust our worship plans for the time being (worship being “shut down” so far has simply not been the case, given options to gather outdoors and/or to partake in virtual services if that’s wiser for the time being especially for at-risk individuals).

    But I think it’s also helpful to look ahead. Will we pray for the president? I’ve been guilty of not doing that nearly as much as I should — and, yes, it’s harder for someone you don’t agree with, I know.

    And I don’t think any of it means we don’t challenge the government on issues such as abortion, immigration, or war.

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  9. Tychichus, recounts haven’t been finished yet, nor has the electoral college voted, but it seems more likely than not that Joe Biden will be our next president. That would make him the president-elect.

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  10. There are plenty of prayers to pray for those in office, whether we like the politician or not. If we find those things in scripture and make it a habit to pray them, it is no different from the other things we pray about or for.

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  11. Overturning Biden’s win is quite unlikely at this stage.

    From Karl Rove:

    ~ To win, Mr. Trump must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. There is no evidence of that so far. Unless some emerges quickly, the president’s chances in court will decline precipitously when states start certifying results, as Georgia will on Nov. 20, followed by Pennsylvania and Michigan on Nov. 23, Arizona on Nov. 30, and Wisconsin and Nevada on Dec. 1. By seating one candidate’s electors, these certifications will raise the legal bar to overturn state results and make it even more difficult for Mr. Trump to prevail before the Electoral College meets Dec. 14. …

    … Closing out this election will be a hard but necessary step toward restoring some unity and political equilibrium. Once his days in court are over, the president should do his part to unite the country by leading a peaceful transition and letting grievances go. ~

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  12. I suspect the president has been making his way (understandably) through the 5 stages of loss and grief:

    denial
    anger
    bargaining
    depression
    acceptance

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  13. In my opinion, if the legal efforts do not prove positive in his favor, President Trump will step out peacefully. And maybe run again in four years if there is anything left to our nation and the voters have come to their senses.

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  14. I don’t know why everyone keeps saying there is no evidence of widespread fraud when there are affidavits of thpusands of votes being backdated, evidence of thousands harvested illegally, and dead people voting. I don’t know if rhe evidence will be sufficient to persuade the SCOTUS but certainly it should be sufficient for us to stop the erroneous claim that there is no evidence. I agree with Mumsee that he qill leave peaceably (if no quietly) if he does not prevail in court.

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  15. Tychichus, I think there is enough evidence of fraud to take it seriously. However, fraud would have to be proven in several states (or recounts come up with different numbers), and in large enough numbers to change the outcomes, and that seems unlikely. Was the election won fraudulently, I have no idea. My hunch is that the numbers of fraudulent ballots wouldn’t have made the difference, but I really don’t know. But it will take a really high bar in several steps to overturn it, and that seems highly unlikely to happen.

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  16. “Our God is an awesome God who reigns from Heaven above . . .” He has the final say on who is elected. So far only the press has their say. I am waiting on God to act as He has so often acted, at the last minute, to get the greatest amount of glory for Himself. I am watching and waiting on Him.

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  17. They do have evidence of voter fraud that is overwhelming, and widespread.

    Just in Michigan, where state senators have requested a full audit of the election there, election officials critically mishandled numerous ballots including:

    Counting ineligible ballots.
    Counting the same batches of ballots multiple times.
    Instructing poll workers to backdate absentee ballots.
    Counting late ballots after illicitly pre-dating them.
    Using false information to process ballots, such as using false or incorrect birthdays.
    Duplicating ballots illegally.
    Counting ballots even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls.
    Ordering election workers to not verify voters’ signatures on absentee ballots.
    Barring poll challengers from observing the transposition and certification of absentee ballots that need to be transposed, including military ballots.
    Coaching voters to vote for a particular candidate and party.

    The Michigan state lawmakers said that each of the allegations are backed up by sworn affidavits of over 100 Michigan citizens.

    All that is before you include the whole Dominion system fiasco in which nationwide millions of votes were either taken away from Pres. Trump or switched from Trump to Biden.

    Do you really believe that Joe Biden, of all people, got the most votes of any presidential candidate in US history? When the full truth comes out, we will see that Pres. Trump has actually won by a very large margin.

    If this election ends up with the Supreme Court, knowing CJ Roberts, he will possibly want to kick it over to Congress, and the state legislatures will decide. Either way, Pres. Trump probably wins, but it’s actually quite concerning what might happen afterwards…

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