Archive for November 20th, 2020

November 20th, 2020 - 10:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How Trumpies conjured more votes than voters in Detroit precincts

By comparing votes in Michigan precincts with voters in Minnesota precincts, because they don’t know the difference between (MI) and (MN). That’s after Rudy Giuliani scolded the media, “It’s your job to read these things and not falsely report that there’s no evidence.” “There [...]

November 20th, 2020 - 10:28 pm § in Misc.

World’s largest pipe organ

The famous Wanamaker Grand Court Organ was built for the 1904 World’s Fair at a cost of nearly $3 million (in today’s dollars) and was enlarged in 1911-1918 and again in 1924-1930, to its present size of 28,482 pipes. The facade (photo) was restored and regilded in 2019. The largest orga[...]

November 20th, 2020 - 9:11 pm § in Humor, Politics

Watch Rudy wipe boogers all over his face (video)

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November 20th, 2020 - 5:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP legislators rebuff Trump’s grab for Michigan’s electoral votes

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Two Michigan GOP legislators Trump summoned to the White House have rebuffed his efforts to grab their state’s electoral votes, and claim they used the 2-hour meeting to lobby for more Covid-19 relief for their state, NBC News reported on Frid[...]

November 20th, 2020 - 4:58 pm § in Misc.

Unseen Tolkien “Middle Earth” writings to be published

LOTR fans “are in for an unexpected treat,” NBC News says. “Previously unseen collections of writings from the author will be published next year and shed new light on works including ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Silmarillion’ and ‘Unfinished Tales,&#[...]

November 20th, 2020 - 1:45 pm § in Misc.

The Dutch girls who lured Nazis to their deaths

Hannie Schaft (1920-1945), Truus Menger-Oversteegen (1923-2016), and Freddie Nanda Dekker-Oversteegen (1925-2018) were members of the Dutch resistance who approached German soldiers in taverns, lured them into nearby woods, and killed them. Read their bios here, here, and here. Photo right: Monument[...]

November 20th, 2020 - 1:14 pm § in Health

Covid-19 surge map for 11/20/20

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November 20th, 2020 - 12:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

What “fraud” means to a Republican

Trump and Giuliani are meeting with Michigan’s GOP legislative leaders at the White House on Friday, November 20, 2020, and it’s no secret what they will talk about: Blocking certification of that state’s election, which Biden won by more than 148,000 votes, to clear a path for the[...]

November 20th, 2020 - 12:46 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Romney slams Trump’s efforts to steal election

Most Republican senators have remained stunningly silent as defeated President Donald Trump brazenly tries to overthrow the election results, but Trump’s actions have finally become so outrageous that Mitt Romney, the most independent of the GOP senators and the only one to vote for upholding [...]

November 20th, 2020 - 12:02 am § in Misc.

Australian military hit with Afghan atrocity scandal

Australia is reacting with “shame and anger” to an official report that found their soldiers “allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in order to ‘blood’ them for comb[...]