19 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-3-20

  1. The picture changed while I was scrolling.
    It occurs to me that all the commotion we are having concerning balloting is due to one single thing.
    Mail in ballots.
    They should be outlawed. We should return to the old way and whoever cannot get to the polls or send in an absentee ballot before the voting day does not count.
    No voting after polls close.
    No foreign made software.
    No one out of legal jurisdiction of a legal source should be involved.

    We are giving everyone a chance to make the USA a third world country.

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  2. Trump says if he’s right about election fraud, ‘Biden can’t be president’

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    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-charges-if-hes-right-about-election-fraud-biden-cant-be-president

    “President Trump is once again charging that last month’s presidential election was rigged and rampant with fraud.

    In an address posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages that the president described as possibly “the most important speech, I’ve ever made,” Trump charged that “lots of bad things happened” during the election.

    And he argued that “if we are right about the fraud, Joe Biden can’t be president. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of votes. We’re talking about numbers like nobody has ever seen before.”

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  3. O’Keefe strikes again.

    CNN, where hacks go to journalism…… or something….

    And just think, there are dozens more of these calls that show an activist press with extreme bias against the President. Hacks, the whole lot of ’em.

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  4. I guess this is why Pelosi is desperate to include a bailout of corrupt Dem run cities. Also explains why they need a pension bailout too.

    And he’ll probably get a spot on the Biden cabinet, since he’s already a Chinese plant.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/californias-highest-paid-govt-employee-worked-for-org-tied-to-chinese-espionage/

    “California’s Highest-Paid Govt Employee Worked for Org Tied to Chinese Espionage
    Taxpayers paid $1.7 million to ex-pension fund manager Meng”

    “California taxpayers shelled out more than $1 million to a man linked to a Chinese espionage program, making him the state government’s highest-paid worker.

    Meng Yu, former chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), received more than $1.7 million in total pay and benefits in 2019, according to the latest financial disclosures obtained by Transparent California, a taxpayer watchdog group. Under Meng’s leadership the pension fund, which covers two million members in the retirement system and 1.5 million members under its health program, has been subject to federal inquiries into its investments in Chinese government entities.

    Meng took the lead at the pension fund after China’s Thousand Talents Program recruited him to serve as the deputy CIO of China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), a state-controlled entity. The FBI considers the Thousand Talents Program an example of “China’s non-traditional espionage against the United States” that seeks to recruit people to transfer U.S. trade secrets and taxpayer-funded research into the hands of the Chinese government. Meng told the propaganda outlet People’s Daily that he worked for SAFE out of patriotic commitment to “the motherland.”

    Neither CalPERS nor Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D.) office responded to requests for comment.

    Robert Fellner, the executive director of Transparent California, blasted CalPERS for failing to conduct appropriate oversight for such a high-profile position, pointing to Meng’s August resignation.

    “One would think that the state’s highest-paid employee earned his position after rigorous scrutiny revealed him to be the best candidate for the job,” Fellner said. “If such recklessness is prevalent in a decision of this size and magnitude, how can Californians have any faith that their tax dollars are being spent responsibly in all those areas that evade public scrutiny?”

    Meng resigned after the financial news blog Naked Capitalism reported that he may have committed a felony by failing to disclose his sale of 21 securities in 2019. Some of the undisclosed sales involved shares in Chinese companies. The site also argued that Meng’s investments in Blackstone Group and other private equity groups presented a conflict of interest, since experts at CalPERS had advocated offloading investments in the firms—a move that would hurt Meng’s personal portfolio.

    Meng’s China ties attracted federal scrutiny. In February, the Trump administration confirmed that it was “looking at” CalPERS’s investment in Chinese defense and state-owned companies to find out whether American taxpayer money was being used to subsidize China’s military expansion. Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a leading China hawk on Capitol Hill, told the Washington Free Beacon that California owes taxpayers an explanation for how Meng was able to go directly from working for a Chinese entity to being the state’s top earner.”

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  5. Surprised?

    Nope.

    Vote early and often, especially if you’re dead.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/12/gasen-warnock-linked-group-under-investigation-for-trying-to-register-non-georgia-residents-to-vote/

    “#GASen: Warnock-Linked Group Under Investigation For Trying To Register Non-Georgia Residents To Vote

    “Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said one group sent applications to people in New York City. Another tried to register a dead Alabama woman.”

    “A funny thing happened in Georgia back in the state’s June 2020 primaries: a thousand people “double-voted,” a fact that was not reported by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger until September.

    While he hasn’t expressed much interest in discovering voter and election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, Raffensperger is apparently quite concerned with potential fraud in the upcoming Georgia special election for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats, an election on which hinges control of the Senate.

    To that end, he announced Wednesday that there are now investigations into various left-wing groups allegedly working to register non-Georgia (and non-living non-Georgia) residents to vote.

    The Atlanta Constitution reports:

    Georgia officials say they’re investigating voter registration groups they allege have sent applications to people in other states ahead of the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoff election.

    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said one group sent applications to people in New York City. Another tried to register a dead Alabama woman. Two other groups also sent improper applications, the secretary said.

    Groups that were contacted denied the accusations.

    It’s unclear whether anything illegal occurred — one of Raffensperger’s top deputies said the issues under investigation could be legitimate or accidental. But the secretary said the state must remain vigilant about potential voter fraud, even as he repeated assurances that claims of widespread fraud in the presidential election were baseless.

    “These third-party (registration) groups have a responsibility to not encourage illegal voting,” Raffensperger said at a press conference at the Georgia Capitol. “If they do so, they will be held responsible.”

    One of the groups in question was founded by Stacey “the real governor of Georgia” Abrams and was reportedly led until January by Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael “America must repent for worshiping whiteness” Warnock.”

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  6. Something that bothered me here, in Pennsylvania: I saw in the newpaper that ballots that were signed or that included a return address were discarded and not counted. However, a picture of the return envelope showed three lines in the upper left corner where a return address would normally be written.

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  7. One of the great minds of the last 50 years has passed. 😦

    From Thomas Sowell…..

    https://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2020/12/02/walter-e-williams-19362020-n2580965

    “Walter Williams loved teaching. Unlike too many other teachers today, he made it a point never to impose his opinions on his students. Those who read his syndicated newspaper columns know that he expressed his opinions boldly and unequivocally there. But not in the classroom.

    Walter once said he hoped that, on the day he died, he would have taught a class that day. And that is just the way it was, when he died on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

    He was my best friend for half a century. There was no one I trusted more or whose integrity I respected more. Since he was younger than me, I chose him to be my literary executor, to take control of my books after I was gone.

    But his death is a reminder that no one really has anything to say about such things.

    As an economist, Walter Williams never got the credit he deserved. His book “Race and Economics” is a must-read introduction to the subject. Amazon has it ranked 5th in sales among civil rights books, 9 years after it was published.

    Another book of his, on the effects of economics under the white supremacist apartheid regime in South Africa, was titled “South Africa’s War Against Capitalism.” He went to South Africa to study the situation directly. Many of the things he brought out have implications for racial discrimination in other places around the world.

    I have had many occasions to cite Walter Williams’ research in my own books. Most of what others say about higher prices in low income neighborhoods today has not yet caught up to what Walter said in his doctoral dissertation decades ago.”

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  8. Impossible.

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-new-analysis-shows-biden-winning-nearly-impossible-margins-on-mail-in-ballots-in-pennsylvania

    “There has been a lot of focus on the number of mail-in ballots counted in Pennsylvania and the illegal state Supreme Court decisions that enabled them. But what is even more important to examine is the impossible margins Joe Biden would have achieved just among those mail-in ballots and just in Pennsylvania in order to obtain the unofficial lead he currently has.

    Here are the facts. We know that 2.6 million mail-in ballots have been counted in the Pennsylvania election returns, in addition to nearly 4.2 million Election Day votes. We also know from the secretary of state that Trump won Election Day votes, 2.7 million to 1.4 million. But we are to believe that Biden won 76% of mail-in ballots.

    Yes, mail-ins overwhelmingly skewed Democrat, like Election Day votes skewed Republican, but they were not all from Democrats. We know that 64.7% of those votes were from registered Democrats, 23.7% from Republicans, and 11.6% from nonpartisan or other party voters.

    What does this mean in simple arithmetic? My friend (who goes by screen name Gummi Bear on Twitter) crunched the numbers and showed that had Biden won 95% of returned Democrat mail-in votes, 21% of returned Republican votes, and 80% of returned independent votes, he would still have come up short of his margin of victory reported in the unofficial tally.”

    “We know those numbers alone are absurd. There is no way Biden won 21% of mail-in ballots from registered Republicans in this state. Exit polls showed Biden getting just 8% of the GOP vote overall. While the 95% number for Democrat mail-ins is more believable (exits showed him getting 92%), the notion that 80% of mail-ins from independents went to Biden is nearly impossible. Exit polls showed Biden winning 52% of the vote of independents overall. It would defy logic to think that there was such a qualitative gap between the type of independents who came out on Election Day and those who voted by mail.

    Assuming the mail-ins broke down in accordance with the exit polls, Biden would be down by 213K votes, even if every one of the 2.6 million mail-ins were truly valid and had proper matching signatures.”

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  9. ———–

    This doesn’t pass the smell test.

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  10. This is getting downright depressing…

    ““We have instances, for instance, of 40,000-plus people who have voted twice in the election,” Binnall said.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-team-claims-40000-people-voted-twice-in-nevada-to-file-lawsuit_3602039.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-12-02-2

    Also, new reports indicate that less than two months ago, China secretly acquired Dominion for $400 million. Just one of the many examples of foreign interference in our election. 😦

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  11. How can we think that Democrats cheat?
    Have you ever worked at a union job? Honesty there, right?
    O’Keefe’s many exposes of Democrat leaning organizations, “Poppycock, biased reporting, Cherry-picked data, LIES…”

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  12. https://www.theepochtimes.com/thousands-of-ballots-were-scanned-numerous-times-in-dominion-machines-contractor-witness_3603134.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-12-03-1

    “A Dominion Voting Systems contractor who worked at Detroit’s TCF Center on Election Day testified before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Dec. 2 that she witnessed at least 30,000 ballots being counted numerous times in Dominion machines.”

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  13. Yet another bombshell…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/state-farm-arena-footage-shows-poll-workers-staying-behind-pulling-out-suitcases-with-ballots_3603293.html

    ““Why are they counting them when the place is cleared out with no witnesses?” Pick said.

    She argued that based on the number of ballots there, it is “beyond the margin of victory” in the presidential race. It’s because three scanners—which can carry out several thousand ballot processes per hour—were working several hours that night. This process, she said, “goes on, and on, and on” until the early morning hours.”

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  14. tychicus. I’m not sure I understand that.
    However, voter fraud is a felony and anyone tried and convicted needs to go to jail.
    Talk and bluster doesn’t do it.
    If there is real fraud, there needs to be a real penalty.

    We can lose our country.

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  15. I watched a lot of the testimony before the Georgia state Senators about the election. It brought me to tears. The absolute worst state Senator who spoke was ours here for this district. She was horrid.

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