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December 1st, 2022 - 6:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Judge saves crazy Arizona GOPers from themselves

“Officials in rural Cochise County, Arizona, on Thursday certified the results of the county’s midterm elections” after a judge ordered them to, CNN reported on Thursday, December 1, 2022 (read story here). Cochise County missed the Monday deadline because the two Republicans on the 3-[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 6:30 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Tiffany Smiley up .01% to 42.63%!

Tiffany Smiley is making a homestretch surge in the 2022 ballot counting. As of Friday night, November 11, she was closing in on the magic number of 44%, with 43.52% of the votes. But alas, by Saturday night she was fading, and had only 42.79%, which by Monday afternoon had further fallen to 42.53%,[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Two media outlets, two headlines

The backstory: James Holkeboer, 68, a Michigan election worker, was arrested and “charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data” during the August 2, 2022, primary, according to Reuters (story here). Head[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 9:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Republicans

Brett Favre repaid welfare funds, but is sued for interest

Retired NFL player Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, received the largest welfare payment to an individual in state history. In that state, to get a grant of $260 a month, a single mom with 2 kids can’t make over $680 a month, and has to satisfy work requirements. Favre was paid $1.1 million [...]

November 28th, 2022 - 7:05 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arizona election deniers could give away GOP House seat

Today was the deadline for Cochise County, Arizona (pop. 126,050) to certify the 2022 election. The board of supervisors has 1 Democrat and 2 Republicans. As this article explains, they have a mandatory duty to certify election returns. But 2 Republicans voted “no.” Instead, they voted t[...]

November 26th, 2022 - 8:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Guns aren’t free speech

“Firearms are frequently becoming part of political life as Republicans loosen restrictions on carrying guns in public,” Raw Story says (in a story here). “Across the country, openly carrying a gun in public is no longer just an exercise in self-defense — increasingly it is a soa[...]

November 26th, 2022 - 2:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Conservatives deserve no credit if they dump Trump

John Bolton, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, thinks conservative support for Trump is ebbing away. He’s been calling around, he says, and that’s what he’s hearing from other prominent conservatives. Bolton himself is a piece of work. A Vietnam draft dodger, he’s long h[...]

November 26th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Republicans

GOP is sloppy with facts again

The GOP never fact-checks anything. However nice a sentiment this may be, George Washington didn’t say it. (Read story here.) Does it matter? For substance, no; but in principle, yes. A college professor or journalist can’t get away with misattributing sources. We’re forced to hold[...]

November 25th, 2022 - 10:50 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Fox says Biden is too pro-Christmas!

For years, Fox Network’s hatemongers accused Democrats of waging a “War on Christmas.” That was always crazy, but it got people riled up, which is why they did it. Now Fox host Laura Ingraham is standing that meme on its head by complaining Biden is too Christmas-y. Read story here[...]

November 25th, 2022 - 4:05 pm § in Democrats, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Different strokes for different folks

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sacked a county prosecutor for saying he wouldn’t enforce abortion and transgender laws. In Washington, Loren Culp, a small-town cop, earned a run for governor by refusing to enforce a gun safety law. In Colorado, a “Second Amendm[...]