Saturday, September 11, 2021

Election 2020: On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11/01

Never forget. But remember, probably half the electorate has either grown into adulthood or immigrated into the country since that day. They won't have the same intensity of feelings about it. Maybe we should demand a Federal Holiday for it.

Well, back to the business of the autopsy and aftermath of the 2020 election. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.10.21 (Evening Edition), Behind The Black reminds us  Door To Door Canvassing In Arizona Finds Extensive Evidence Of Vote Tampering, either that, or lots of people lied to the canvassers. Also, The Geller Report reports a mere  440,781 Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots Went “Missing Or Undeliverable” In 2020 in an election decided by 80k votes. Which is one reason why Republican Senate leader demands subpoenas for Pennsylvania’s election probe "Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman slams Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf for 'refusing to take accountability' and require his administration to testify."

Trump is such a tease; from Matt Palumbo at Bongino, Trump Comments on When He’ll Announce 2024 Decision At Da Mail, Trump says Mark Zuckerberg 'used to come to the White House to kiss my a**' and claims Twitter was a 'failed operation' before he joined as he slams social networks which banned him. Ace, Adam Schiff Demands Tech Monopolies Impose Further Censorship On the Dissenters and the Democrat Party's Enemies 

Adam Schiff demands Amazon and FaceBook censor even more dissent. This is the government demanding that monopolist corporations impose censorship that the government is -- or was, at least -- forbidden to impose itself.
 Also at the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.10.21 (Evening Edition), Power Line: Tonight’s Cancellation, also, Judge Questions Constitutionality Of Felony Charges Against 1/6 Defendants

If Code Pink demonstrators start screaming during a congressional hearing, should they be charged with a felony and sentenced to 20 years in prison? They have not been, and as much as I dislike Code Pink, they should not be. Thirty days in the hole seems like a sufficient sentence.

But the federal statute that criminalizes “obstructing an official proceeding” of Congress makes such obstruction a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. And according to the Washington Post, federal prosecutors are applying that statute to the protesters — at least 235 of them — who entered the Capitol in January of this year.

A few judges have noticed the disconnect. U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta recently asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as “obstructing an official proceeding” of Congress from misdemeanor offenses the government has brought against those who interrupt congressional hearings. Dissatisfied with the answer, Judge Mehta complained:
Essentially, what you said is, ‘Trust us.’ And that is a real problem when it comes to criminal statutes, to suggest, ‘We know it when we see it, and we’ll pick and choose when it is an appropriate exercise of prosecutorial discretion.’ 
Of course, the problem is particularly acute in cases like Code Pink and Jan. 6, where the government is likely to pick and choose based on its sympathy, or lack thereof, for the protesters.

Mehta is the second judge to raise this concern in these cases. Judge Randolph Moss voiced it last month.

More on the inequalities at RCI, Stark Contrasts: RealClearInvestigations' Jan. 6-BLM Side-by-Side Comparison

At Anxious, Capitol riot panel says it received "thousands" of documents for probe including items from Trumps "trove" at the Nation Archives. Dear Democrats. Never forget, who goes around comes around.

From LI, DC Police Prep for Sept. 18th Rally Supporting Arrested Jan. 6 Capitol Protesters, "Police are planning to reinstall Capitol fence ahead of rally." I'm predicting right now that there are more undercover Feds in the crowd than Proud Boys, QAnon nuts or other right-wing types. Look for them to incited violence.

And that it for the real election 202o material, but we've been covering the California recall election too, and there's plenty there. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.10.21 (Afternoon Edition), Louder With Crowder: Real Racism – Larry Elder Attacked By White Leftist In Gorilla Mask, Corporate Media Pretends It Didn’t Happen and the Victory Girls, California Recall Election Has Racism & Desperation and at his  In The Mailbox: 09.10.21 (Evening Edition), the Victory Girls report the LA Times Goes Full Racist Against Larry Elder

"California Gov. Gavin Newsom has remained silent on the attack" Kyle Smith at NYPo, Media ignore racial attack on Larry Elder because he’s a black Republican. Remember, your free speech is violence, their violence is free speech. But, even sicker, from Da Caller, Larry Elder’s Campaign Slams LA Times Over Photo ‘That Made It Appear’ He Was ‘Hitting’ Supporter. He was giving her a hug. 
Twitchy, ‘You guys should be ashamed’! LA Times is getting rightfully throttled for their ‘gloriously racist’ coverage of attempted assault on Larry Elder  At Da Wire, Larry Elder After Attack From White Woman In Gorilla Mask: ‘If I Were A Democrat … This Would Be Called Systemic Racism. They’d Call It A Hate Crime.’ and then, at PJ Media, 'Hate Crime' Charges Filed After Racist Attack Against Larry Elder. Note that they were filed by minority women in Elder's campaign who were also attacked. No word that the authorities have any intention of taking the charges seriously. 

Victor Davis Hanson optimistically asserts Recall Election Could Reverse the California Ideology. I suppose it could happen, but I'm not optimistic. Like a declining drunk, I don't think California has hit bottom yet, although you can see it from here.

538 attempts to explain  Why It Was So Easy To Get Gavin Newsom’s Recall On The Ballot In California. Back in the good old days, they sought to make it easy to get rid of bad politicians. 

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