Quite a collection compared to yesterday. Is the Taliban's shock and awe wearing off already? Some non-news from AP via Wahoo!, Report shows big spike in mail ballots during 2020 election.
From Georgia, via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 08.16.21, The Geller Report informs us that the Fulton County Election Registration Chief Resigns. The guy who claimed a leaky toilet was a water main break so he could continue to count ballots in peace. From Behind the Black, Georgian election official resigns who announced fake water main break. Not the way I would have worded it, but he's an author.
In at transparent admission that their voting machines can be hacked, and even they wouldn't be able to figure it out, Maricopa County Says Voting Machines Subpoenaed For 2020 Election Audit Won’t Be Used In Future (the Conservative Brief). At CTH, sundance has a 3 part Interview With Arizona Senate President Karen Fann Outlining Suspicious Activity by Maricopa County Election Board.
A quick reminder to everyone who thought it was OK to let the last election be stolen.
Even if we are very lucky and the end result of this Afghanistan debacle is the best care scenario which is :
Even if a miracle occurs and none of these obvious consequences take place there will still be tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan slaughtered by the Taliban with millions more repressed as they impose a full Islamic state on the region.
- The Russians DON’T take advantage of this situation annex any parts of the Ukraine they want.
- The Chinese DON’T decide now is the time to take Taiwan
- Iran DOESN’T feels free to develop their nukes or takes advantage of the US weapons that fleeing Afghan units are bringing with them.
- The Taliban DOESN’T use their sudden acquisition of 1st world arms and drones to arm and equip Islamic Terrorists
- The ISIS terrorists now freed in Afghanistan DON’T start planning attacks in the US through our porous southern border
WJ reminds us City Councilman, 5 Others Charged with Election Rigging in Race Decided by Just 1 Vote. But there's no such thing as election fraud. Bruce Bawer at Am Great, Is This Anything?
The election of 2020 may well have been the single most remarkable example of audacious, large-scale fraud in human history. But state officials and judges closed off inquiry into the fact. The legacy media erected a cordon sanitaire around the whole thing. To inquire, to investigate, even to wonder, was tantamount to treason. What had happened on November 3? The answer was wreathed in layers and layers of lies. And a pathetic, quixotic effort by a handful of Trump supporters to stand up to those lies on January 6 in the only way they could think to do ended up being described as an attempt at an insurrection.From Stacy McCain, Gaslighting Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster
In case anyone is wondering how what is happening in Afghanistan is possible… in May of this year, @SecDef Lloyd Austin identified climate change as the #1 issue facing the military. #2 was countering violent extremists in the military. #3 was team work with allies and agencies.— Wade Miller 1️⃣7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@WadeMiller_USMC) August 16, 2021
I sent a simple request in April to my government for public data that taxpayers have the right to see. Through the federal Freedom of Information Act, I asked the Transportation Security Administration (as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation) for the following information:
No. 1: The policy statement outlining the processes and criteria according to which officials nominate, consider and approve names for the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list.
No. 2: All information, documents, records and communications within the TSA and/or between the TSA and the FBI regarding attendees of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol rally and their inclusion on the no-fly list, selectee list and extended selectee list from Jan. 6, 2021, through the present. (I requested copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda and all electronic or nonelectronic communications/records/information related to aforementioned events and aforementioned parties.)
No. 3: All information, documents, records and communications within the TSA and/or between the TSA and the FBI using the search terms “Nick Fuentes,” “Nicholas Fuentes,” “Nicholas J. Fuentes,” “America First,” “Lauren Witzke,” “AFPAC” or “Groypers.”
You’ll be interested to know, my fellow American citizens and taxpayers, that the price of unlocking the TSA/FBI’s no-fly secrets is precisely $4,536 ($28/hour). Michael Tobias, government information specialist at Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration/Freedom of Information Act Branch, informed me that “it would take a combined search time of 162 hours” to fulfill my request and that half of the estimated cost — $2,268 of the $4,536 — would be due up front as an advance payment. “Thank you and have a great day!” Tobias ended his missive to me.
So much for “freedom” of information. LOL.
At PM, Photo ID and vaccine passport required by Mayor de Blasio to move freely in New York City That's racist! Except in Texas, where according to NBC cited at Hot Hair, Texas Supreme Court sides with GOP, says law allows arrest of absent Dems. Atop da Hill, Progressives eye shift in strategy after high-profile losses. Mo money! In Milwaukee, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin seek to intervene in redistricting case brought by Democrats. I'll be upset about Republican Gerrymandering Wisconsin right after they fix Maryland.From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 08.17.21, American Greatness Julie Kelly calls 1/6 A Distraction From Afghanistan & Other Crises. NYPo, Twitter says Taliban can stay on platform if they obey rules. "Unlike former President Donald Trump, the faces and voices of the reconstituted Taliban regime in Afghanistan can apparently tweet to their hearts’ content." Mary Chastain at LI, Twitter Offers Word Salad to Explain Why It Won’t Ban Taliban Spokesman. "Shorter Twitter: Whatever." We know whose side they're on. The Bee, Trump Sneaks Back On Twitter By Disguising Self As Taliban Spokesperson.