Every time you look up, it gets worse for the GOP. Today, FOX News along with some of their named correspondents, were hit with a 2.7 billion dollar lawsuit. That in itself is great news, to see this media company (notice no other “lamestream media” were named) face scrutiny for its actions and the actions of its employees. But as it always is, it’s much worse than that. The company that file this lawsuit was SmartMatic. The other that was attacked and has sued is Dominion. There is a third supplier of voting machines, E S & S. This voting machine is implicated as the reason why states like Texas and Florida who were polling much closer, and who are populated by corrupt officials, on election day those votes came out comfortably in the Republican’s favor. It is not a coincidence that the voting machine that doesn’t provide a paper trail is the one that is most popular in Republican states.
North Dakota population: 762,062
South Dakota population: 884,659
Wyoming population: 578,759
Idaho population: 1,787,065
Montana population: 1,068,778
Total population of these 5 states: 5, 081, 323.
Percentage of US population (328,239,523): 1.54%.
Percentage of US Senate: 10%.
Why do 5 states with 1.5% of the population control 10% of the US Senate?
I know that’s how many fraudulent votes there are because that’s how many were needed for me to win this rigged state in this rigged election. Let me tell you how I know, so you know that I’m not just a faker — I’m only searching the places where I lost. Why should I search places where I won? Those people aren’t capable of fraud, and if they are, then it’s for the right reason. Only the combined resources of George Soros and Hillary Clinton can procure enough adrenochrome to pull off a stunt like this. Since I lost and that outcome is illogical, the only solution can be this vast conspiracy which fraudulently collected more votes in:
- Arizona 10,457 (1672143 – 1661686)
- Georgia: 12,670 (2474507 – 2461837)
- Michigan: 154,188 (2804040 – 2649852)
- Nevada: 33,596 (703486 – 669890)
- Pennsylvania: 80,555 (3458229 – 3377674)
- Wisconsin: 20,608 (1630673 – 1610065)
And by golly, that’s where all the fraud was! One lawsuit in Georgia sought to invalidate 53 votes. That’s right, 53. In a race lost by twelve thousand votes. Those Democrat people are all liars and frauds! Here is a list of the states that voted for me where we will also file lawsuits to protect election integrity since election fraud begins at about 155,000 votes:
- Alaska: 36,041 (189,543 – 153,502)
- Iowa: 138,611 (897,672 – 759,061)
- Montana: 99,261 (343647 – 244386)
- North Carolina: 74,463 (2758755 – 2684292)
- North Dakota: 120,693 (235,595 – 114,902
- South Dakota: 110,572 (261,043 – 150,471
- Wyoming: 120,068 (193,559 – 73,491)
Those lawsuits are forthcoming. Right after I release my taxes and the pee tape.
In another completely predictable failure, Mike Pence, the soon-to-be-former vice-president shouted from Twitter that thanks “to the public-private partnership forged by President @realDonaldTrump, @pfizer announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infection in 90% of its volunteers.” But in reality, Pfizer took no government money, and thus, was not influenced by anything the President has done. From this administration, this is not just a faux pas — it’s another in an endless string of failures that could easily be overcome with even the slightest bit of investigation, i.e., work. It’s not even that I hate the administration. I don’t like most of their policies, yeah, but I do approve of their aggressive approach to China for example, so I am not completely opposed to the administration because of who they are as opposed to what they do. I see Trump as a joyless, hateful idiot who we should feel sorry for, like when you get mad at your dog when he poops in the house, but you can’t be really get that upset because dogs are innately pretty dumb. But it’s these imminently avoidable fumbles by the supposedly competent people around him that solidifies to me that they are just hapless morons who have no business anywhere near the levers of power, regardless of their politics, and more importantly, that an administration that caters to the President’s narcissism above all else is a dire threat to the security of Americans at home and abroad, especially a President whose hyperinflated ego claims the world’s vilest despots as his best friends.
There’s been quite a transformation in the USA since the scorched earth policies of Newt Gingrich and the “nuclear” tactics the GOP has employed since then. While Democrats talked about having the government help people by providing access to healthcare, by mandating a living wage, and many other things that would make Americans’ lives better, Republicans, for years, for decades, have decried “government” as the problem itself and crowed about “free market solutions” to problems that Americans face rather than government intervention, even when there is no capitalistic reason for the free market to be involved (i.e., there is no profit to be extracted from it). But because of conservative purity tests and “getting primaried from the right,” the tables have turned — the Republicans now deny or ignore problems or suggest “solutions” to immigration like shooting immigrants in the legs if they cross the border, while Democrats propose free market solutions. Let me make that clear: Democrats are now running to the right of where Republicans were 20 years ago, leaving the GOP with precious little ground on the extreme right to back up into. But it’s clear what the ground they are backing into is: it’s authoritarianism and suppression or destruction of democracy, and they’ve burned through all their credibility to get there. For example, when Texas Senator Ted Cruz was asked about deficits only being a problem under a Democratic president, he agreed. So he confirms there’s no principle underlying the Republican opposition to deficits and debt, as we’ve all seen for decades. When the President claimed that the country was “turning the corner” on Covid-19 on the DAY that the USA set a new record for daily reported infections, he mocks his voter’s intelligence. In fact, it’s clear he doesn’t even like his supporters, after whining about having to campaign in the last days of the campaign, showing that Republicans don’t even care about their own voters except to the extent where it gives them political power and that power aligns with their voters’ grievances. And just yesterday, a prominent conservative commentator’s claim that “authentic, damning” evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden’s son had been lost by a “large national carrier” just strains credulity even more. So “the dog ate” the most important smoking gun information that could have a direct impact on Trump’s re-election chances? Nobody thought to make a copy? This shows exactly who the Republicans are — in the most charitable view, they are completely incompetent, and in the more realistic view, they are completely mendacious. Either quality should disqualify a TV commentator from their job, and even more so, it should disqualify Republicans from serving in positions of power until they can start telling the truth again (or miraculously become competent), and that includes the current leader of their party.
Recently, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina refused to get tested for Covid-19 before his debate with challenger Jaime Harrison, forcing a change to the format and raising numerous questions, which the article lays out immediately. Why wouldn’t Mr Graham agree to a test? Well Senator Graham tweeted a doctor’s note that said he did not “meet the criteria” based on CDC guidelines for “close contact” after attending Judiciary committee meetings with known positive cases. According to those guidelines “15 minutes of close exposure can be used as an operational definition” of “close contact,” but that other factors should be considered, such as symptoms being present or being coughed on by the infected person, whether or not the infected person was wearing a mask. Did the doctor make his medical assessment based on viewing the video of the Judiciary hearing meetings? How can the doctor, who didn’t attend the meetings, be able to accurately determine the Senator’s risk? And given that these are just guidelines and that the science is still evolving, what’s the harm in taking the test “out of an abundance of caution?” Well, the harm is that were Senator Graham to test positive now, the day before hearings will commence (while the Senate is in recess!) to jam through an ultra-conservative lifetime Supreme Court justice, it would seriously harm the committee’s ability to advance the nominee to a vote as they have a narrow majority in the committee, requiring all members of the majority party to be there to override possible Democratic opposition. We know this party lies, constantly and desperately. So whenever they say anything that defies common sense, like refusing to take a test for the plague after known exposure and before a face-to-face indoor meeting without masks, it makes perfect sense to see why exactly that is.
Recent news has emerged in the Senate race for North Carolina between Thom Tillis (Covid-19) and Cal Cunningham (D) — texts have been revealed that show the Democratic challenger as having had inappropriate texts with a woman that is not his wife. Which in normal times would be a scandal. But attempts by Republicans to express outrage at sexual indiscretion no longer have the weight they used to have. They say nothing when the party figurehead admits on tape to sexually assaulting women because “they let you do it” while he is simultaneously credibly accused by dozens of women over decades of everything from sexual harassment to outright rape. This means that their concerns for the importance of personal morality amongst the elected representatives is being met with what it should be met with — credibility issues. You can’t very well accuse your opponent of something you are happy to accept in shockingly higher degree and number in the leader of your own political party. What this also means is that their ability to take the moral high ground in the future in this and other issues in the future is greatly diminished. You can’t be pro-life when your party doesn’t care about the deaths of 200K+ Americans in six months. You can’t be pro-military when you stand silently by as the troops in Afghanistan have bounties put on their heads. And you certainly don’t get to talk about the sanctity of marriage vows when your figurehead is a three-times married bareback porn star adulterer.
According to this article, a third US Senator, Ron Johnson, has been confirmed as positive for Covid-19. Three more, James Lankford, Ted Cruz, and Ben Sasse are self-quarantining after coming into contact with known infected individuals. 87-year old Chuck Grassley refuses to be tested under similar circumstances. Rick Scott “misspoke” about testing positive. They join Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis who have already tested positive. That is EIGHT Republican senators who will be unavailable for the next two weeks in case Mitch McConnell was planning to jam through a new lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court before the election. That does not include Murkowski and Collins, two Republican senators who’ve both already stated they would not vote for a new Supreme Court justice this close to the election. Last I checked, you need 51 votes to approve a new justice (or 50 if the vice president is needed to break a tie) so that means that even if a vote came up, THEY DON’T HAVE THE VOTES TO APPROVE THE JUSTICE! What an on-brand rake-handle-to-the-face from a party of denialists, fearmongerers, and Russian disinformation dealers. Just as they attempt to do something they swore up and down they wouldn’t do four years ago, another set of lies has caught up to them.
I don’t think most people are particularly happy about political correctness or cultural appropriation, as they are imperfect solutions to a problem. But the problem it’s trying to address, racism, is the real source of these tactics. If American would have a reasonable, rational discussion about race and start implementing solutions, I don’t think political correctness would be that big of a deal. PC culture exists BECAUSE racism has been resisted by those in power in America. So yes, these social strictures are annoying at times, and prevent people from freely speaking their mind and expressing their ideas, but they only exist because there seem to be few effective options for regular people to address racism. Protests aren’t causing change. Boycotts aren’t doing it. Community organizing isn’t either. There seem to be no good solutions. So let’s address racist policing, and then maybe we won’t have to police language and behavior.
The USA seems in chaos. Over the past two weeks from July 27 to August 9, the US has confirmed deaths of 15,727 from COVID-19, according to google. Over the same period, Germany had 79. France: 132. Japan: 46. United Kingdom: 828. When you combine the populations of these four countries, supposed equals on the world stage, the population is approximately 343 million people to 328 million people in the USA, based on 2019 population figures, so a reasonable comparison. That total is 1085 deaths vs 15,727 over the same time period for those counting with me. The USA is far richer than any of them, yet look at that disparity, an entire order of magnitude higher, and then some. How can this be? Much of this has to do with right-wing propaganda that infects much of middle america, which is now experiencing an extended first wave. First the virus was a hoax, then nothing to worry about, it was just the flu, then after being forced into lockdown, re-opening without a scientifically-backed method of action to contain the virus. Then, the anti-maskers, the ultimate trolls, undermining scientific advice meant to reduce the spread.
It becomes harder and harder to see it as simply negligence, and more and more due to malice or disregard for human life. Combine that with the deaf ears on which desperate pleas for police accountability fell on, the story becomes clearer and clearer every day: this is extermination. Incarcerate them, making it impossible for them to get normal jobs. When they are forced to make a living in the street, intimidate and kill them, and let the taxpayers pay the significant financial penalties they will be assessed, while holding no LEOs criminally responsible. And then when the oppressed rise up in the streets by the millions, deny their legitimate calls for reform. Rinse and repeat until you have a cowed, fearful and unstable black and minority population. The backup plan? Starve the poor and minorities by denying them FOOD in the richest country in the world. Deny them healthcare. Let food companies exploit their human physiology without oversight. Decrease funding to their schools by redirecting it to private charters. Prevent them from getting bank loans, and thus, permanent housing. Let credit card and payday loans companies exploit them mercilessly. In short, keep them a subordinate class whose life is always worth less. This is not negligence, this is policy. And as such, it is mass murder.