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Two More Weeks
Author: BobR    Date: 10/21/2020 13:05:23

We are less than two weeks away from election day. This is where things really start to get dicey, with dirty tricks and desperate moves being used to force the ubiquitous "October Surprise". Sadly, the surprise for tRump is that all of his attempts have fallen flat, and early voting is bigger than ever before. This kind of massive turnout does not bode well for him. However, that doesn't mean he's accepted his fate yet.

First was "Obamagate", which was supposed to blow the lid off of President Obama "investigating" tRump and his campaign illegally. The Justice Department (that would be tRump's lapdog AG Barr) investigated and determined it was a big NothingBurger. Next came Hunter Biden's laptop and - I am not making this up - his emails. This is proving to also be a big NothingBurger with a heaping side of borscht (yes, that's a Russian propaganda joke. I'll be here all week... try the veal... tip your waitress).

So tRump is out there trying to drum up support with his super-spreader campaign rallies. He is trying to convince voters that Coronavirus and COVID-19 infections are not a big deal, while hiding from Americans that cases are skyrocketing. He sees the crowds and thinks that means he has more support than Biden. You know who else thought that way? Bernie supporters. Large rallies do not equal votes. Regardless, he is trying to set the stage where if he loses, he will claim the vote was "rigged", and mail-in ballots were the vehicle to do so.

That has caused some bad behavior among his supporters. In California, the Republican party set out a bunch of non-sanctioned ballot drop boxes, claiming they were just helping. As to the real boxes, someone decided to try burning the ballots, and succeeded in damaging about 100. In Florida and Alaska, registered voters received threatening emails saying "Vote for Trump or else!". The email sender? "[email protected]". The leader of the Proud Boys is claiming it didn't come from them. Watch right-wingers try to claim this as an agents provocateur move.

While all of this is going on, Moscow Mitch is stalling COVID-19 relief, because he wants to ensure his... er... "tRump's" pick for the Supreme Court does not get derailed before the election. So yes - to him (and a sizeable number of Republicans), getting their ringer on the court is more important than thousands of Americans being able to eat and/or prevent eviction.

This is what the Republican party has become. Two more weeks. It will seem like a year.

 

9 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2020 20:32:56 by BobR)
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Comment by TriSec on 10/21/2020 13:22:43
Good morning.

OK, I've got a rant. Maybe you heard about the protests in Providence, RI overnight?


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The moped crash involving a Providence police cruiser Sunday, that sent Jhamal Gonsalves to the hospital with a serious head injury, now leads to a protest.

"The brutal, horrific attempt at manslaughter," is what Satya Mohapatra from the Party for Socialism and Liberation of Rhode Island called the incident.

Mohapatra his group are among the organizers of the protest Tuesday night.

"There is a lot of anger," told NBC 10 News before the protest.

But, he said, the event would be organized and disciplined and not out to destroy property.

The group is among those criticizing police, as there are claims the police cruiser hit Gonsalves' moped during an event in which hundreds of ATV and dirt bike riders hit the streets of Providence.


It's not being well-reported in the print media, but on NECN, it's being reported that the rider in question was part of a roving 'gang' of riders doing shit like this on city streets.

(Not actual footage of the event in question. Also aside to Bob - my YouTube link doesn't seem to work anymore, I keep getting error messages.)

Dirtbikes F***king up the streets of Boston

Being a professional driver, and seeing what a total menace to society these idiots are when they do what they do on city streets - I won't cross the line that we all know is there by stating what I think.

However, I will note that actions have consequences, so make of that what you will.



Comment by Raine on 10/21/2020 13:31:50
Good Morning!

This seems problematic.
In the wake of the allegations, the Guardian has learned that the charismatic Christian organization, which is based in Indiana, has hired the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to conduct an “independent investigation” into sexual abuse claims on behalf of People of Praise.

The historic sexual abuse allegations and claims of emotional trauma do not pertain specifically to Barrett, who has been a lifelong member of the charismatic group, or her family.

But some former members who spoke to the Guardian said they were deeply concerned that too little was understood about the “community” of People of Praise ahead of Barrett’s expected confirmation by the Senate next week, after which she will hold the seat formerly held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Two people familiar with the matter say that more than two dozen former members of the faith group, many of whom say they felt “triggered” by Barrett’s nomination, are participating in a support group to discuss how the faith group affected their lives.




Comment by wickedpam on 10/21/2020 13:43:38
Morning

Comment by livingonli on 10/21/2020 14:38:26
So Fat Donnie has paid more in taxes to China than the United States.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/21/2020 14:41:01
Holy Crap Malcolm!

Comment by Raine on 10/21/2020 15:04:28
Quote by wickedpam:
Holy Crap Malcolm!

Seriously!

Comment by Raine on 10/21/2020 15:05:35
Comment by wickedpam on 10/21/2020 15:08:34
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Holy Crap Malcolm!

Seriously!


I love him but he makes my anxiety hit 100! I get he does it to make us aware but wow!


Comment by BobR on 10/21/2020 20:32:56
Quote by TriSec:
Good morning.

OK, I've got a rant. Maybe you heard about the protests in Providence, RI overnight?


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The moped crash involving a Providence police cruiser Sunday, that sent Jhamal Gonsalves to the hospital with a serious head injury, now leads to a protest.

"The brutal, horrific attempt at manslaughter," is what Satya Mohapatra from the Party for Socialism and Liberation of Rhode Island called the incident.

Mohapatra his group are among the organizers of the protest Tuesday night.

"There is a lot of anger," told NBC 10 News before the protest.

But, he said, the event would be organized and disciplined and not out to destroy property.

The group is among those criticizing police, as there are claims the police cruiser hit Gonsalves' moped during an event in which hundreds of ATV and dirt bike riders hit the streets of Providence.


It's not being well-reported in the print media, but on NECN, it's being reported that the rider in question was part of a roving 'gang' of riders doing shit like this on city streets.

(Not actual footage of the event in question. Also aside to Bob - my YouTube link doesn't seem to work anymore, I keep getting error messages.)

Dirtbikes F***king up the streets of Boston

Being a professional driver, and seeing what a total menace to society these idiots are when they do what they do on city streets - I won't cross the line that we all know is there by stating what I think.

However, I will note that actions have consequences, so make of that what you will.


re: YouTube - try removing anything after the "v=XXXXXXXX", in this case, the "&ab_channel=YungRemy"



re: motorcycles - the "dirtbike gangs" thing seems to be a current fad. There was even a recent documentary about a group in Baltimore. We live close enough to the beltway to hear them roaring down the highway doing 120 MPH at midnight. I have no sympathy for any of them becoming organ donors.

That said - I have a hard time imagining a moped could do anything of the sort.