Archive for December 11th, 2020

December 11th, 2020 - 10:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Blowing up Trump’s fraud claims in one easy step (spoiler: he relies on a single source)

Much of Trump’s (and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s) claims of “massive voting fraud” rest on the “work” of one person, Matt Braynard (photo),  a former Trump campaign employee. Braynard, according to Mother Jones (see story here), “has produced analyses of the[...]

December 11th, 2020 - 9:27 pm § in Misc., News Media, Politics

Some political donations are more productive than others

The Lincoln Project, Mother Jones says, “brought in $82 million this election cycle,” of which $24 million went to a co-founder’s firm. LP produced ads targeting anti-Trump Republicans, but Trump expanded his share of the Republican vote by six percent compared to 2016. Well, who k[...]

December 11th, 2020 - 4:34 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Live from Musk 1 Moon Shot

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December 11th, 2020 - 4:01 pm § in Law and Courts

Cryptanalysts crack coded message from infamous Zodiac killer

The identity of the Zodiac killer who terrorized the Bay Area and surrounding counties in the late 1960s is one of American true crime’s most enduring mysteries. The perpetrator was an attention-seeker who taunted police and contacted the media, often writing in a code he apparently invented h[...]

December 11th, 2020 - 12:29 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

White House threatens FDA chief: “Approve vaccine or resign”

President Trump intervened in the FDA approval process for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in the most shocking way possible on Friday, December 11, 2020. He ordered the agency head to either approve the vaccine or else. The threat was conveyed to FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn by Mark Meadows, Tr[...]

December 11th, 2020 - 9:01 am § in Jews

A Hannukah Kvetch

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