Sunday, November 14, 2021

Election Post Sunday Morning Edition

Now that Steve Bannon  has indicted on contempt of Congress charges for ignoring subpoena from Jan 6 committee (PM), Mediaite has the scare headline, ‘SUCK ON THIS’: Steve Bannon Tells Audience, ‘We’re Taking Over All the Elections’

“We’re not complaining about it anymore,” said Bannon on Friday. “Remember, there are no whining and no tears in the War Room. We’re taking action and that action is we’re taking over school boards, we’re taking over the Republican Party through the precinct committee strategy. We’re taking over all the elections.”
Pretty scary stuff, actually threatening to work to win elections. No wonder Adam Schitz wants to put him in jail. At Town Hall, Michael Barrone claims  History Has Some Bad News for Biden Democrats. But history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.  Althouse cites at WaPoo poll, "The Post-ABC poll finds that, if elections were held today, 46 percent of adults overall would back the Republican candidate for Congress and 43 percent would support the Democratic candidate." Time for a new pandemic! ABC whines Economic discontent, criticisms of Biden lift GOP to record early advantage: POLL, but hopefully adds "Both parties, however, are seen as out of touch by majorities of Americans." Maria Cardona on Da Hill thinks Latinos are the new swing voters: What are Democrats going to do about it?

Doug Heye at WaPoo worries Republicans aren’t ready for Trump-style ‘fraud’ claims in GOP primariesParty leaders let Trump’s con go unanswered — and they could be the next target. Traditionally it's democrats that cheat in primaries, but I suspect that the GOPe is looking into that tactic to block Trump and other populist Republicans.

After all they don't want a reoccurrence of this: At WJ, Tucker Carlson Bursts Out Laughing When He Hears What GOP Truck Driver Said to Dem He Defeated. It was on yesterdays post, and it was indeed a classic put down. I'll bet this keeps them happy, Republican Jack Ciattarelli concedes defeat in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, (JTN). "The concession means Gov. Phil Murphy becomes the first Democratic governor in New Jersey to win re-election since Brendan Byrne decades ago." At Creators Tim Graham thinks New Jersey Democracy Died in Darkness?

In miscellaneous other election related news, AllahPundit at Haut Hair amplifies a rumor that Trump wants DeSantis to pledge publicly not to challenge him in 2024, Sophie Mann at JTN thinks it's important that GOP Alaska Sen Murkowski announces reelection bid, prepares for battle with Trump allies and at Mediaite, pink on red as Liz Cheney and Ted Cruz Trade Blows Over 2024: ‘I Know You’re Posturing For The Secessionist Vote, Ted’. I'm not wild about political nepotism. At least Cruz understands the Constitution. 

ET, Jan. 6 Defendants Taken Out of Cells on Stretchers: Court Filing. The DC City Jail is like a mediaeval dungeon 
Multiple Jan. 6 defendants were taken out of their cells on stretchers on Thursday, according to a court filing.

The situation started when one of the defendants refused to wear a mask, family members of Kelly Meggs, who is being held in the D.C. Jail, told Meggs lawyer. Prison guards began spraying a chemical substance described as “some kind of mace or pepper spray, according to a filing in federal court.

“They sprayed mace or some type of gas at an inmate and kept missing so it went into an intake that fed into other cells and the lady with the key left because she didn’t like the gas, so the inmates in the cells who were being fed the gas from that intake were locked in for like 15 minutes while it was going into their rooms and they couldn’t see/breathe,” the family told Jonathon Moseley, the lawyer.

More than one of the defendants was taken out on stretchers to medical bays. Julie Kelly, a writer for the American Greatness, reported on Wednesday that prison guards filled an area of the jail with chemical spray and three detainees had to be taken out on stretchers.
A man who threw a chair in the Capitol on Jan. 6, not in the direction of cops, was just sentenced to 30 days in the slammer. Another man was handed a 3-year sentence for fighting with cops that day. I don’t condone violence; I just want to point out that Antifa and BLM sacked our nation’s cities for months, causing over $1 billion in damages, and very few of the rioters have seen the inside of a prison. Almost 50% of them had their federal charges dropped, many of which involved assaulting police officers. BLM and their non-binary siblings, Antifa, assaulted 2,037 officers, compared to 140 officers assaulted at the Capitol.

What have we learned? Violence is okay as long as you’re fighting, burning, and looting for the commies.

Dan Chaitin at WaEx, Defiant Mark Meadows rips Capitol riot committee, claiming 'narrative' of Jan. 6 unsupported. He's right.

At Da Wire, North Dakota Gov Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory From Public Schools. Good, but it won't work, not with without constant vigilance. They'll slide it in anyway, insisting it's not CRT, just "giving students instruction on racism" or some such. Merrick Garland's son-in-law has books to sell, after all. WaPoo whines Conservative school board wins may deliver chilling effect on racial equity efforts. Good, because what we need to teach is equality, not "equity".

At JTN, Dossier on parents roils Arizona school district, leads to probe and cyberstalking claims

The district acknowledged it was aware of allegations that the dossier may have been assembled by School Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg's father, Michael, a local activist, and some of its contents shared by the school board president.

The district "began the process of hiring an independent forensic investigator to determine if any school resources were used to compile, access or modify the private dossier allegedly created and maintained in Google drive folders by Mark Greenburg, the father of SUSD Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg, and shared by the latter," Superintendent Scott A. Menzel announced.

"It is important to emphasize the District did not create, maintain or have control over the dossier," the district said. It added, "parents are rightly upset that certain data, photography and video has been collected and shared."

The alleged dossier, which reportedly included a photo of a parent superimposed over a lynching as well as public data on other parents and surveillance data, has riled the community, generated national headlines and raised questions about possible cyberstalking.

In a long essay by David Mamet, Designated Criminal "Reason has been superseded by the need to obey"

From “New Business Item 39” posted on the National Education Association’s website on July 5, 2021: “The N.E.A. will provide an already-created, in-depth study that criticises empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeniety, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarcy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of oppression at the intersections of society.”

This is the country’s largest Teachers Union. What do these words mean? That the teachers will be put in charge of criticising. Whom? Whomever the N.E.A. designates.

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1 comment:

  1. If the Democrats were smart, they'd make this 1/6 investigation go away quietly down the memory hole, quietly releasing the participants. Now, well before the 2022 elections. Continuing like they are is likely to piss off the majority of voters who are already disenchanted with Biden. They are making martyrs of them, just like Kyle Rittenhouse is becoming celebrated because of bad facts and a really inept prosecutor (who probably wishes about now that he released Rittenhouse without charges). Congressional Democrats should be wary of becoming like that prosecutor.
    I don't think they are that smart. Instead, they are creating an even worse image because of the way the accused are being treated in jail. The Democrats are acting like third world dictators torturing their political opponents.