Flake endorses Joe Biden 43 replies
Former Sen. Jeff Flake has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the former vice president’s campaign said Monday. Flake (R-Ariz.), who retired from the Senate early last year, will deliver remarks later on Monday as part of the launch of the “Republicans for Biden” effort featuring two-dozen GOP former members of Congress.(Snip) Also featured as part of the “Republicans for Biden” coalition are Sens. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) and John Warner (R-Va.), as well as Reps. Steve Bartlett (R-Tx.), Bill Clinger (R-Penn.), Tom Coleman (R-Mo.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Charles Djou (R-Hawaii), Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.),
shoot Black man as children watch
from a car, attorney says 29 replies
Two Wisconsin police officers are on leave Monday as state authorities investigate why a Black man was shot multiple times in the back as he entered the driver’s side door of an SUV, officials said. The man’s three children — 3, 5 and 8 — were in the car, a family attorney said. Identified by Wisconsin’s governor as Jacob Blake, the man is in serious condition and fighting for his life. Attorney Ben Crump, who now represents the Blake family, posted a video of the Sunday evening shooting in Kenosha. The footage spread across social media, sparking protests and leading county officials to institute a
Cortez complains that no one takes her
seriously 28 replies
Going the full Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined the crowd: But unlike the celebs, who don’t take themselves too seriously, Ocasio-Cortez sees all sorts of significance in her makeup routine, and demands respect and power for it.
“I used to think that I would be taken less seriously, and as the youngest woman in Congress and as a woman of color, it’s so hard to be taken seriously,” the 30-year-old Democratic socialist told Vogue magazine in the video clip, just before showing her gold glittery eyeshadow palette.
Israel Upsets Jewish Democrats 28 replies
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be addressing the Republican National Convention this week “in his personal capacity,” according to the State Department, but the decision to do so while on a visit to Israel has upset some Jewish Democrats, who see it as a ploy to politicize the U.S.-Israel relationship.Pompeo arrived in Israel early Monday, at the start of a five-day trip that will also take him to the United Arab Emirates and two other Arab countries – Bahrain and Sudan – that are predicted to follow the UAE in its recent historic decision to normalize ties with Israel.In an unusual move, Pompeo is among the keynote speakers for Correction*
Contrary to much speculation on the right, Democrats stuck with the fast-failing, feeble Joe Biden through their hilariously inept convention – Stop! Hey! What’s that sound! Look at this LP of my grandpa’s that I found! – and they are now well and truly stuck with him. Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit did not stagger in, waving her half-empty bottle of screw-top Trader Joe’s Chardonnay, and putsch him out of the way. Michelle stayed put in her seaside villa from which she chides us for, among other things, not taking the global warming hoax’s rising ocean threat seriously. And Kamala failed to get that box of “special” chocolates
murder of pregnant wife overturned
by California Supreme Court 25 replies
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty sentence for Scott Peterson, convicted in the Christmas Eve murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. The court’s decision came more than 15 years after Laci, a Modesto, Calif., school teacher, was killed. Investigators said Peterson dumped his wife’s body from his fishing boat into the San Francisco Bay in 2002. The bodies of Laci and Conner surfaced months later. While the murder conviction against Peterson stayed in place, the court ordered a new penalty phase trial.
Pelosi Calls President Trump, Republicans
and Trump Supporters: “Enemies of The State”… 24 replies
According to the Preamble of our Constitution, one of the purposes for establishing our Constitutional Republic was to insure domestic tranquility: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The dictionary defines Tranquility as a peaceful, calm state, without noise, violence, worry, etc. It is only late August 2020 and there must be a certain level of desperation
garden drives Democrats mad 23 replies
In 1964, Joanne Greenberg published a semi-autobiographical novel, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, about her stay in an insane asylum. Almost 60 years later, American leftists have once again brought together the concept of rose gardens and insanity. In this modern iteration, the insanity trigger is First Lady Melania Trump’s rose garden renovation (using privately donated funds). (snip) because Melania made the changes, the press and fellow travelers offered up hysteria, ignorance, and xenophobia. They were lost to all reason.
to send National Guard to Chicago,
‘can’t control the city’ 22 replies
A group of community activists implored Gov. J.B. Pritzker to declare a state of emergency and have the Illinois National Guard deployed to Chicago on Sunday, just two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her allies stymied a similar push during a special City Council meeting. In calling for the assistance, the activists pointed to the city’s surging summer gun violence as they urged both members of the City Council and Congress to rally behind police officers they claim have been outnumbered and attacked at recent protests.
on Kenosha shooting 22 replies
Gov. Tony Evers released this statement tonight: “Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha. Kathy and I join his family, friends and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all the details yet, what we know for certain is he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or in our country. We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equality and accountability for Black lives in our country —
Vanishing Volunteers at the Polls 21 replies
The good news is that leading experts believe it will be safe for nearly all Americans to vote in person at the polls this November. Dr. Anthony Fauci told National Geographic that those who are medically compromised can vote by mail but that otherwise “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person or otherwise.” The bad news is that states are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus cancel plans to show up on Election Day. America already faced a vanishing corps of volunteers before the virus, as existing ones retired or died.
were rejected in the primaries.
That could make the difference
in battleground states this fall. 21 replies
More than 534,000 mail ballots were rejected during primaries across 23 states this year — nearly a quarter in key battlegrounds for the fall — illustrating how missed delivery deadlines, inadvertent mistakes and uneven enforcement of the rules could disenfranchise voters and affect the outcome of the presidential election. The rates of rejection, which in some states exceeded those of other recent elections, could make a difference in the fall if the White House contest is decided by a close margin, as it was in 2016, when Donald Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by roughly 80,000 votes.