Thursday, November 11, 2021

Election 2021 - Old Poll Concedes to Truck Driver

Politicians across America shudder as The Republican truck driver who challenged the long-time Democrat  President of the New Jersey Senate with a low budget campaign  has finally cleared the final hurdle. Philly Inquirer ‘All votes have been counted’: Steve Sweeney concedes loss in New Jersey Senate race "The longest-serving Senate president in the state’s history, Sweeney lost reelection to a political newcomer with a shoestring campaign." North, 'All votes have been fairly counted:' NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney concedes to Edward Durr. Matt Margolis at PJ Media, NJ Senate President Finally Concedes Defeat to Republican Truck Driver. Sundance at CTH, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Officially Concedes Defeat to Republican Truck Driver Edward Durr

“I of course accept the results. I want to congratulate Mr. Durr and wish him the best of luck,” Steve Sweeney said during a speech at the statehouse complex Wednesday. “It was a red wave” that took him out of office, he said.
I'm going to guess that the national spotlight on the case prevents a couple of trunk loads of mail-in ballots from overturning the election. Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair, New York county manages to screw up early voting count... again
Onondaga is one of three counties in the northern end of New York’s 22nd congressional district that ran into severe ballot-counting issues after the 2020 election. As you may recall, that was the heart of the issue that prevented the winner of that congressional seat from being declared until the second week of February this year. There is still a huge asterisk next to the results of that race to this day. Nobody is supposed to say the words aloud because of the threat it poses to democracy or something, but the truth is that we don’t know if Republican Claudia Tenney really won back her seat or if Democrat Anthony Brindisi should still be in it. We’re never going to know.

Center Square, Pennsylvania committee advances measure to ban private funding of elections. Banning Zuckerbucks. I hope it goes forward. Also, Pennsylvania governor admits ballot drop off a ‘mistake’, admits to voting illegally by having his wife drop off the ballots. It's a small crime, but if it's committed by a poll, I'm in favor of the maximum sentence, 2 years. People who make the laws need to live by them. 

Footage of alleged ballot harvesting in Scranton that surfaced last month bolstered Republicans' claims. In the video, an unidentified man can be seen stuffing multiple ballots into a drop box in Scranton during the May primary election.

Lackawanna County Commissioner Chris Chermak obtained the security footage through a right-to-know request and shared it during a board meeting last week, according to the Allentown Morning Call.

Chermak, a Republican, long has said ballot drop boxes pose a security risk. His Democratic board members agreed that what the video showed was improper, but they said it didn’t prove the votes were fraudulent or miscounted, according to the newspaper.

The NYT (cited at Haut Hair) wonders Do Democrats have a messaging problem?. No shit, Sherlock. Capt. Ed, also at Haut Hair, Too dumb to check: Biden to improve standing with voters by hiring ... (Terry McAuliffe).  At Da Blaze a Poll: Majority of voters say Biden endorsement would make them less likely to vote for a candidate. Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Fool's Gold? Virginia Elections Might Have Nuked a 2020 Democratic Party Voting Narrative "“It’s not sustainable for our party to continue to tank in small-town America,” said Representative Cheri Bustos, the Illinois congresswoman who led the House Democratic campaign arm in 2020." Tom Nickels at City Journal,  Pennsylvania’s Tale of Town and Country. The Peacock fans the fire of hope, though, GOP recruitment struggles give Democrats hope in 2022 Senate fight, "New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's decision to forgo a Senate bid dealt a blow to Republican hopes of flipping a Democratic-held seat."

Capt. Ed again, Sinema: Get ready for lots of great compromises ... in the middle of the midterm cycle, "She’s kidding, I assume." WaPoo tries to get out in front, Not just red and blue: Large survey explores factions within Democratic and Republican parties

The tallest nail gets hit hardest, from CNN, Prosecutors seek 4+ years in prison for 'QAnon Shaman' in attempt to set example. The guy is clearly a nut, and I don't think I've seen it documented that he committed any violence. On the other hand, I'm not completely convinced he doesn't have some kind of affiliation with Antifa either. WaPoo waxes poetic Desperate, angry, destructive: How Americans morphed into a mob, but admits "Most Jan. 6 defendants were not part of far-right groups or premeditated conspiracies to attack the Capitol." From LI, Judge Frees J6 Prisoner Once He Denounced Trump and Promised Not To Watch TV News, "Thomas Sibick had to agree not to watch “any news programs or political programs or talk shows” and not to attend any “political rallies”" He is charged with serious violence, but how the hell can you avoid news? Jeff Ludwig at Am Think wonders What Is an America that Holds Prisoners Indefinitely without Charging Them? The fulfillment of the Democrat dream? Breitbart, Begala: Trump and His GOP ‘Death Cult’ Are a ‘Threat to the Nation’. Breitbart reports Prince Harry Says He Warned Twitter Boss Jack Dorsey Ahead of Capitol Riot. Nancy Pelosi clearly needs to subpoena him to find out how he knew. Is he part of the plot? Yahoo! ‘The View': Adam Schiff Has Freudian Slip, Says Trump ‘Incited an Erection’ . Mildly amusing. Meanwhile, in the Real Insurrection (TM), BLM promises "bloodshed" in NYC if anti-crime police units return

Kevin Downey at PJ Media, FBI Tweets About Hate Crimes Yet Seems to Commit Them

The New York FBI tweeted Wednesday about their dedication to preventing hate crimes. HAHAHAHAHA!

Perhaps they should start by “preventing” pre-dawn raids on journalists who refuse to toe the lefty party line. Is that not hateful? Why did the FBI raid the homes of James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, as well as two of his journalists? Over a diary, allegedly owned by Ashley Biden, which mentions her showering with Joe Biden when she was a little girl.

You’ll notice that the New York FBI has a pinned tweet, the one at the top of their page, which is full of pictures of January 6 protestors, but they don’t have a site dedicated to locating violent, left-wing commies. If that isn’t hateful it’s certainly not fair. Nor is it safe to leave aggressive looters and rioters on the streets to burn our cities.

Maybe the FBI could not spend so much time chasing meemaws in MAGA hats who were allowed into the Capitol to take insurrection-y selfies. Perhaps not arrest entire families for peacefully protesting, while allowing Antifa and BLM to incur over $1 billion in damages nationwide, a far cry from what the Jan. 6 protestors caused, as seen here.

From Ace's Morning Rant:

Stacy McCain sees CNN, Failure, Denial and Nostalgia

Maybe CNN’s 600,000 or so hardcore viewers are permanently fascinated with the Capitol “insurrection,” but how is it top-of-the-hour news that Pelosi is continuing her pointless witch hunt into something that happened 10 months ago? I say this witch hunt is pointless because the Justice Department has already investigated and is prosecuting more than 600 people who were involved in the “insurrection.” So what exactly is Pelosi’s handpicked committee investigating? What is the rationale of this inquiry that justifies issuing all these subpoenas? What do Democrats (and their pals at CNN) expect to find?

It’s not my habit to boast about sources, but a person with direct knowledge described it to me as the “fishing expedition from hell.”

The unsinkable Mollie Hemingway, J6 Committee Misleading Witnesses About Republican Staff Presence. The only 2 Republicans were appointed by Pelosi; it's hard to imagine anyone in the political class is fooled. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.10.21, Don Surber: Liz Cheney Is The New Evan McMullin. No, she's worse. 

Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.10.21, Mike La Chance at LI says The Media is Misrepresenting the Battle Over Critical Race Theory, but to be fair, they're misrepresenting things across the board. Also,  Some California Schools Ditching Grading Because Students Are Failing, and Texas Requiring CRT Education For State Employees? And Michelle Malkin: Our Children Are Not Chattel. Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx, Jordan tries to force Garland retreat on 'terrorist' parent memo

A top Republican says the goal behind his recent flurry of document requests to the Justice Department and FBI is to convince Attorney General Merrick Garland to rescind his controversial school boards memo, which relied upon a since-withdrawn National School Boards Association letter likening protesting parents to domestic terrorists.

Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, has fired off letter after letter to DOJ elements over the past couple of weeks, calling on them to hand over details about how they have carried out Garland’s early October directive.

And the WaEx Ed Board,  Randi Weingarten should have learned in school that she cannot fool everyone

On Oct. 25, just days before Virginia's governor's race, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten tweeted out with gleeful approval an opinion article in the Washington Post. "Great piece on parents' rights and #publicschools," she wrote. The piece was titled "Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids’ school curriculum. They don’t." Its central argument was that such a level of parental involvement would be "radical." The piece also asserted that the spontaneous anger parents were showing at the racialist ideas being incorporated into the school curricula really just represented "a political tactic.

Less than two weeks later, on Nov. 6, she circled back to the same article but this time from a very different perspective. "The headline is terrible," she wrote. "The piece tells all of us where the law is and why. Parents have to be involved in their kids' education. They must have a voice. At the same time, we have to teach kids how to — not what to think..."

The incorporation of CRT in schools is nothing less than an attempt to tell kids what to think  

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