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Jane Mayer (The New Yorker) was interviewed today on Fresh Air...

You can hear it at:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/05/1024741930/jane-mayer-dark-money-challenge-to-the-election-results

Some excerpts:

I think that some of the people who are carrying out this audit, you have to understand, are hardcore conspiracy theorists. And they're setting out to prove that Trump really won. And Maricopa County is not just like any old little county in America. It's the largest county in Arizona, and it's the majority of votes for Arizona it's 2.1 million votes. So if they could move 10,000 votes and say 10,000 were fraudulent, they may be able to say that Trump did win. I think more likely ... they're laying the groundwork to challenge American elections in the future, and the one there in 2020. They're spreading distrust.

And the picture began to clarify that actually there's a money stream and an awful lot of it is coming from one single huge foundation in Milwaukee, Wis., which is funding all of these other groups that are pushing the idea that voter fraud is a serious problem in America and that we can't trust our elections. And that one huge foundation is the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Bradley family these two brothers that founded this company, the Allen-Bradley Company they defined the far-right fringe. They were dedicated anti-communist zealots who feared that the United States government was run by communists. And they were fringe figures politically, but they were extraordinarily rich by the time they died. And their fortune has funded this far-right foundation.


On Public Interest Legal Foundation, also founded by the Bradley Foundation. Cleta Mitchell is its chair.

That group is based in Indiana, and it litigates all over the country, accusing people and election officials of voter fraud. If you take a close look at it, what you can see is there's just a short leap from accusing people of voter fraud to then arguing that an election should be nullified. And this is where it gets really radical. Among the directors of the Public Interest Legal Foundation is, for instance, a lawyer named John Eastman who was one of the speakers at Trump's rally on Jan. 6. And at that rally, he argued that people needed to challenge the election returns and stop the certification of the vote on Jan. 6. As we all know, that just preceded by a couple hours the crowd charging the capital, ransacking it and trying to stop the certification. So you can see the connections between a huge foundation on the right, the Bradley Foundation, which funds the Public Interest Legal Foundation, whose director spoke at the Jan. 6 rally and tried to overturn that election or at least stop it, halt it at that moment. And the money flows from one to the other, and the same characters are involved.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:11 PM (6 replies)

Ali V. subbing for Rachel, interviewed an heroic Afghani interpreter who can't get a visa...

His life has been threatened, his family got out, but even with the military and Senators speaking up for him, he's stuck there on a technicality.

He has a very realistic fear the Taliban will kill him. Right now, he's hiding, but who knows for how long...
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Aug 4, 2021, 09:15 PM (2 replies)

So far, every other Olympian, or other serious athlete, interviewed has said Simone Biles did...

was right and proper. They sympathize, and many have been in her place.

There are times when you just shouldn't go on.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Jul 29, 2021, 07:53 AM (22 replies)

I never considered Nikki Haley as part of the extreme asshole contingent, but...

I just got an email from her (don't ask...) claiming that schools, teachers unions and local governments are conspiring to prevent parents from learning what their kids are learning.

Specifically, Critical Race Theory, which will be our downfall. Besides, she says, it's just not right to teach such things without parents' permission.

CRT is a sideshow they are using to inflame the ignorant masses. Unlike things like economic and foreign policies we can legitimately disagree on and debate, it is a non-issue that has no point. An esoteric field of study that became an imaginary problem with no real solutions.

Haley is smart enough to know this is bullshit, but if she's signing on to this sort of nonsense, there is little hope for the Republican Party.







Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:28 AM (24 replies)

I have no idea how to post individual Reddit videos here, but...

if you go to:

https://www.reddit.com/r/popular/

you should see two street justice videos pop up. Probably not for that long, though.

OTOH, when I turned on my phone earlier, it somehow found its way to a looong discussion about Britney Spears. I skimmed through a few hundred posts and EVERYONE thought her father and the judge were evil personified. Most agreed it was a form of slavery, and no one could understand how, if she was so troubled as to need conservancy, she could still put on those concerts without breaking down completely.

I am not a Spears fan, but injustice is injustice.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Jul 26, 2021, 05:37 AM (0 replies)

Anderson Cooper sends someone down to Arkansas to find out about anti-vaxers...

and one nurse lets it all out about the abuse she takes.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/us/arkansas-covid-nurse-vaccine/index.html

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Jul 23, 2021, 01:10 AM (17 replies)

I tend to hate cover bands and oom-pah-pah bands, so why do I like these guys so much...

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Jul 19, 2021, 04:23 PM (12 replies)

"Is It Scratchy? 5 Things to Know About Bamboo Toilet Paper "



https://home.howstuffworks.com/green-living/bamboo-toilet-paper.htm

It's actually pretty good stuff, and sustainable.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jul 17, 2021, 11:36 PM (6 replies)

You're gonna love this woman who got her car back...







Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:59 PM (0 replies)

Listening to BBC this AM and their guy is in Netherlands...

where the Dutch are gobsmacked at the flooding.

For a country largely below sea level, they are shocked that this is completely beyond their understanding.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jul 17, 2021, 01:27 AM (2 replies)
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