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September 16th, 2021 - 10:09 pm § in Politics

Have GOP candidates quit crying wolf about elections?

Something is happening. Larry Elder conceded the California recall election, referred to Gavin Newsom as “Governor,” told his crowd he “lost,” and implored them to “be gracious in defeat” (read story here). In the Virginia governor’s race, the GOP candidate [...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 1:08 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Election workers are quitting because of threats and harassment

Ever notice how carefully bank tellers count out money while customers watch? This isn’t a job where you don’t want to make mistakes. People would get very upset. Few people have ever watch votes being counted, so most people don’t know how that works. Election workers are just as [...]

July 15th, 2021 - 5:22 pm § in Politics

Is Manchin right about voting rights?

As everyone knows, the Democrats don’t have a Senate majority without Joe Manchin, and he’s no rubber-stamp. He doesn’t like their voting rights bill, and if he votes against it, it loses 51-49. This doesn’t mean he can dictate its terms, but it does mean he can limit what it[...]

May 26th, 2021 - 11:55 am § in Health, Humor, Politics

Anti-vaxxers will do it for money

They won’t do it to save their own skins, but they will for a free lottery ticket. On May 12, 2021, Ohio’s governor (a Republican!) announced the “Vax-a-Million program,” under which the state would announce weekly million-dollar winners for 5 weeks. Only Ohioans over age 18 [...]

May 9th, 2021 - 11:59 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Polls: Biden’s flying high — for now

Joe Biden is a popular president. Most polls show his approval rating in mid- to high-50s. RealClearPolitics is a good source for up-to-date poll results, which you can find here. And now, “The percentage of Americans who said the country is generally headed in the right direction has nearly d[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 4:17 pm § in Politics, Racism

Georgia’s GOP governor to voters: “Order Uber Eats”

“Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. “They can order a pizza. They[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 3:47 pm § in Politics

Republicans don’t want you to vote

It’s no secret that Republicans don’t like democracy and don’t want anyone voting who doesn’t think exactly like them. Which is also the position of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Glenn Ellmers, who squats in a rightwing think tank situated in California (photo, left), wo[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Georgia D.A. refuses to prosecute legislator who knocked on governor’s door

Republicans wanted to lock her up in prison for knocking on the governor’s door while he was signing a voting law everyone else thinks is racist voter suppression. Standing between the governor’s goons and state Rep. Park Cannon, door knocker, was Fani Willis, another black woman and Dem[...]

April 6th, 2021 - 3:47 pm § in Politics, Racism

Say what? McConnell falls off his rocker

“Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order,” warned McConnell, adding: “Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens re[...]

March 31st, 2021 - 3:04 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Only in Texas: How can voting provisionally even be a crime?

“The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to review the illegal voting conviction of Crystal Mason, a Tarrant County woman facing a five-year prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction,” the Tex[...]