Friday, May 21, 2021

Election 2020: "Truth" Commission in Doubt?

Whew! First breakfast out since March of last year. And a whirlwind shopping tour of southern county looking for boating items and other things! Masks at one store, no masks at the rest. It's still evolving.

On the House bill to establish a Jan. 6 "Truth" commission, Tyler O'Neil calls it BETRAYAL: 35 Republicans Back Pelosi's Move on the Capitol Riot. Insty, PREEMPTIVE SURRENDER IS NOT A STRONG LOOK.  And I'll bet you're not surprised that Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have different takes; both from Sundance at CTH, Nancy Pelosi Praises 35 House Decepticon Members of DC UniParty: “I’m Very Proud of Them” and President Trump Highlights The 35 House DeceptiCons: “Sometimes there are consequences”, You Know What To Do. At WaEx Paul Bedard cites Marjorie Taylor Greene who says Pelosi’s commission a plot to ‘kill MAGA,’ . Insty, THE GOAL IS TO TREAT ALL POLITICAL OPPONENTS AS TERRORISTS. And Allahpundit at Hot Hair has the sads; Endgame? Susan Collins says she won't vote for January 6 commission without changes.

And a follow up on yesterday's story about the alleged "letter" from the Capitol Police, PM Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney spread fake news by Politico reporter about Capitol Police's position on Jan. 6th commission "US Capitol Police distanced themselves from a letter commenting on Jan. 6th commission, but not before politicians tried using it as fodder." Sundance, Democrats Approve $1.9 Billion To Fund Domestic Extremist Narrative and Expand Capitol Hill Security. Only 2B? Cheapskates. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.20.21 Vox Populi, Stasi in the USA

AC has written volumes about the Promethean Panopticon he calls the Surveillance Society. This clandestine army controlled by the Pentagon would appear to be the branch of it that is embedded into the US military:
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I expect this is somehow related to the "military-industrial complex" of which President Eisenhower warned Americans at the end of his term. It's not the sort of thing that just springs up overnight, after all. I find this report to be particularly interesting in light of the way the current Alt-Hero episodes posit a much smaller and superhuman, but equally clandestine force operating inside the US military.

Robert Robb at USA Today claims the Arizona Republican Party is blowing the 2022 election with this farcical election 'audit', but I'm going to guess he doesn't have their best interests at heart. Matt Margolis at PJ Media reminds us Media Falsely Reports Arizona Election Auditors 'Walked Back' Deleted Election Databases Claim. It was deleted but recovered. 

“My testimony on May 19th before the AZ Senate is being taken out of context by some media outlets,” Cotton was quoted as saying in a tweet from the official Twitter feed for the Maricopa audit. “To confirm: the ‘Databases’ directory on the EMS Primary Server WAS deleted containing the voting databases.”

“I was able to recover the deleted databases through forensic data recovery processes,” Cotton added. “We are performing data continuity checks to ensure that the recovered databases are usable.”
Sundance has an Update, Sketchy Business in Windham, New Hampshire, During Forensic Audit of Election Results. Something strange happened there, but I think this report was overblown.

Fox, Sen. Tim Scott: S.1 is not a voting rights bill, it's a partisan power grab that will harm faith in elections "As a Black man who has voted in the South all my life, voting rights are personal to me." At The Conversation, Survey experts have yet to figure out what caused the most significant polling error in 40 years in Trump-Biden race. Because they're asking the wrong people? Which is why I take the following with a large grain of salt. John Sexton, Hot Hair, House Democrats face an uphill battle in 2022 even without redistricting, Rich Lowry at Politico, Why Republicans Still Have the Upper Hand for 2022 and Jessica Tarlov on Da Hill, Are cranky Democrats an electoral risk? The Republicans have plenty of time to fuck it up. 

Newsspeak reports Liz Cheney Is Nearly Three Times as Popular Among Dems Than GOP Voters: Poll. Of course. Michelle Malkin at the UNZ review warns us Beware Elise Stefanik's Moneyman. Any advice to beware of anyone is good. Ware is good. 

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