Archive for October 1st, 2020

October 1st, 2020 - 9:08 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts, Politics

FactCheck: Amy Comey Barrett was a Rhodes College student, not a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford

Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s press secretary, got fact-checked again. Tough job, that. Maybe too much for her. She said in a press briefing on Thursday, October 1, 2020, that Amy Coney Barrett “is a Rhodes scholar.” Well, yes and no. Barrett didn’t get a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, bu[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 8:44 pm § in Economics, Politics

Still no Covid-19 relief deal in sight

Last updated 10/1/20 at 8:44 p.m. Seattle time. House Democrats passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill Thursday night, October 1, 2020, after the parties failed to reach a deal during another day of negotiations. The bill is a negotiating chip that won’t make it through the Senate. Pelosi said the[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 8:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Health

Nobody wore masks

TRUMP HAS SYMPTOMS; GOP DONORS PANIC “Republican donors who attended President Donald Trump’s fundraiser at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club on Thursday are panicking [and] reaching out … for any guidance as to what to do next ….” — CNN (read story here and here)[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 7:22 pm § in Misc.

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October 1st, 2020 - 6:42 pm § in Humor, Politics

Wisconsin GOP seeks emergency ban of sausage races at voting locations

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Andrew Hitt, Wisconsin GOP state chair, filed a protest with the Milwaukee Election Commission on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, against the presence of racing sausages at early voting locations in Milwaukee’s basketball and baseball venues. Bra[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 4:03 pm § in Politics

South Carolina Republicans act against mail voting

This story contains news with liberal commentary. South Carolina’s Republican legislature, when “adopting some accommodations for the coronavirus pandemic … deliberately refused to suspend” the state’s witness requirement for mail ballots, claiming it’s necessary [...]

October 1st, 2020 - 3:31 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP governor interferes with ballot drop boxes

This article is news with liberal commentary.      Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has ordered limiting drop boxes for mail-in ballots to one site per county, CNN reported on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Read story here.      Abbott’s maneuver appears to be specifically targeting the[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in America, Politics, Racism

YELLOW ALERT: Pennsylvania GOP legislators take a first step toward overruling popular vote

Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled legislature moved today to disregard the popular vote and choose their state’s presidential electors themselves. “Pennsylvania Republican legislators took the first step on Wednesday toward enacting a nightmare scenario in which they could challenge th[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 2:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The 2020 campaign keeps getting weirder

Trump demands different Democratic candidate Following Tuesday’s chaotic debate, Trump declared he won’t accept any format changes in the remaining debates, such as cutting off his mic when he overtalks Biden, poaches Biden’s speaking time, engages in name-calling, and urges armed [...]

October 1st, 2020 - 2:03 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Should a crazy, homicidal, suicidal wife beater have guns?

That sure sounds like a loaded question, doesn’t it? But we’re talking about Republican America, and Republican Florida, so guess what, this is a real-life question that was put to a judge. The judge said no, so the police can keep Brad Parscale’s 11 firearms in their custody for a[...]