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Is Willie Geist a rethug?

Did anyone see his nasty comment about Biden? Something along the lines of, "What is Biden going to do on September 26th when he doesn't have a teleprompter in front of him and he has to debate trump?" John Heilemann quickly corrected Willie's wooden ass by pointing out that a convention speech is always done by teleprompter and trump will be using a teleprompter for his convention speech too.

Sarah Palin to Tucker Carlson: I Never Would Have 'Prostituted' Myself Like Kamala Harris

Appearing with Tucker Carlson ahead of Harris’ big speech on night three of the Democratic National Convention, Palin predicted that “the media” would treat the Democratic ticket like “delicate pieces of China” compared to the way she was treated in 2008 when she was running with John McCain on the Republican ticket.

Speaking carefully, Palin replied, “I would not have prostituted myself in terms of changing any of my positions in order to garner better press.” She went on to suggest that she would “gotten a lot better coverage” had she “compromised my convictions,” seeming to imply that Harris has done that, without providing specific examples.

Palin’s comments come shortly after Carlson used his show to spread a sexist smear against Harris that she used a relationship with an older politician to further her own career.

Later in her interview, Palin lashed out at MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt, both of whom worked on McCain’s 2008 campaign but have since turned away from the Republican Party under Trump. “There was a lot of sabotaging going on, especially at the end of the game there,” she said, calling them “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sarah-palin-tells-tucker-carlson-i-never-would-have-prostituted-myself-like-kamala-harris


When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time, dammit. She is deplorable to the core! Completely irredeemable!

dRump is losing it right now: HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1296274065762717696

HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!

10:33 PM · Aug 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone


Update:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1296275840649625601

WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?

10:40 PM · Aug 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

What do you think Mitch and Lindsey will do in the voting booth?

And Collins and all the other t̶r̶a̶i̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ GOP Senators?

More shenanigans: Mailbox openings are being locked shut

So it looks like the GOP and trump are still playing gotcha games. They claim they won't remove anymore mailboxes, but will the mailboxes be functional???

https://twitter.com/jboyle1223/status/1295095131750588417



The Post Office in Burbank, CA

All outdoor boxes locked shut. The entrance to the Post Office is locked and you can’t mail a letter?

If you're still trying to decide between absentee and in-person voting...

Visit the links below to see how and when your state processes and tabulates absentee voting, keeping in mind that some states may have updated their rules since the page was last updated.

In Georgia, absentee vote tallying can't begin until after polls close on Election Day. Ballots may be "processed" 2 weeks before the election, but the actual counting of the ballots cannot begin until the polls close on Election Day.

I was concerned when I learned this, but the AJC explains the process this way: The rule authorizes county election workers to open and scan absentee ballots in advance, but those votes can’t be counted until polls close. Until then, votes are stored in the memory of optical scanning computers, the same as votes cast in person during early voting.

Based on that info, I'm assuming that any delays in counting the ballots would be due to discrepancies between the number of ballots stored in the machine's memory vs the number of votes received, or from ballots that the machines flag as requiring manual review.

When Absentee/Mail Ballot Processing and Counting Can Begin 7/9/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx

States That Permit Voters to Correct Signature Discrepancies 8/7/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx

Who Can Collect and Return an Absentee Ballot Other Than the Voter? 7/10/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx

Receipt and Postmark Deadlines for Absentee Ballots 8/11/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-11-receipt-and-postmark-deadlines-for-absentee-ballots.aspx

When States Mail Out Absentee Ballots 7/8/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-7-when-states-mail-out-absentee-ballots.aspx

How States Verify Voted Absentee Ballots 4/17/20
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-14-how-states-verify-voted-absentee.aspx

Are Senate Democrats using every tool and/or tactic available to force votes on the USPS situation

and the other bills that are collecting cobwebs on Moscow Mitch's desk?

Every tool available, no matter how extreme or rare, needs to be used right now to address the USPS fiasco that's unfolding before our eyes. I am not satisfied with the, "It's sitting on Mitch's desk!" excuse. tRump is actively and aggressively interfering in our ability to vote in the upcoming election!

If Moscow's Bitch won't take action, democrats must go around him and stop worrying about future precedents at a time when tRump and republicans have completely disregarded all precedents and norms.

If Russia already has a vaccine for COVID-19, then they're probably responsible

for unleashing the virus in the first place, potentially with trump's (unwitting?) assistance.

The urgent questions that need to be answered:

1. Who advised trump to pull the PREDICT team from Wuhan, China, just WEEKS before the outbreak began? trump didn't come up with that idea on his own. We all know that he had no idea the team was even there. WHO told him to do that and WHY?

2. Similarly, why was the White House pandemic team dismantled? I know the common opinion is that trump wanted to undo everything President Obama did, but the pandemic team is something that trump likely knew little, if anything, about. Who told him about the team and then suggested dismantling it? Does the timing coincide with one of his private conversations with putin?

3. trump has repeatedly made promises about a vaccine coming "real soon." Who told him this? putin? Will trump now use billions of US taxpayer money to purchase vaccines from Russia?

Again, these questions must be answered, because COVID-19 is unlike ANYTHING we've ever dealt with. Hundreds of thousands of people are now dead! Researchers are still baffled and confused, yet Russia has a vaccine now??

Experts say that like a fishing net with many holes, the surveillance network had numerous gaps, with too little money and manpower to be truly effective. “We’ve been gutting surveillance for too long,” says Michael Buchmeier, a virologist and associate director of the Center for Virus Research at the University of California, Irvine. “And by doing that, we’re creating blind spots in our ability to identify and contain threats of infectious disease in the world.” Indeed, in September 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic began, USAID announced it would end funding for PREDICT. The agency claims it has plans for a successor effort, but it has not provided any additional details, and many worry that critical momentum is being lost.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-coronavirus-slipped-past-disease-detectives/


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