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George Conway: I'm 'Horrified' And 'Appalled' That The GOP Has Come to This MSNBC

Black man beaten while restrained in a restraining chair. Almost no media attention

I posted a few days ago about the woman in Boulder because I was extremely upset about that. However, her story got picked up by all kinds of National media even Inside Edition. Here is a black man getting beaten in a similar situation and almost no media attention.

Here is one possibility where I might switch to Biden

If as we get closer to voting, polls in swing states show Warren struggling against Trump and Biden stronger. States like PA, WI, MI, FL, AZ.

My top priority is beating Trump. I will absolutely not take any chances period! Now if polls in those states show Biden and Warren about the same then I will stick with Warren.

Editing to say I really like Biden. I just like Warren more. I like all the candidates!

'A nightmare scenario' for Republicans: GOP panicking as voters increasingly abandon party

‘A nightmare scenario’ for Republicans: GOP panicking as voters increasingly abandon party in the Trump era

Published 2 hours ago on November 10, 2019By Tom Boggioni

A Washington Post report on this past week’s election in Virginia pointed out that the Republican Party is grappling with how to stem the flow of previously reliable voters who are turning their backs on them and either voting for Democrats or straying home and sitting out elections.

As the report notes, “A GOP candidate hasn’t won statewide office in Virginia since 2009. On Tuesday, Democrats gained majorities in both houses of the General Assembly for the first time in a generation; the House of Delegates swung from a 66-34 Republican edge in 2017 to a 55-45 Democratic advantage for next year’s session.”

Republican campaign manager Daniella Propati watched as her candidate for the House of Delegates, GayDonna Vandergriff, lost despite running on a campaign accusing her opponent of “socialism” which apparently made no impact on voters.

“Republicans — we’ve been running campaigns in Virginia the same way for 20 years,” Propati said. “We need to come together and say, ‘What do we need to do next time?’ ”

More: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/a-nightmare-scenario-for-republicans-gop-panicking-as-voters-increasingly-abandon-party-in-the-trump-era/

The one positive thing Trump has unwittingly done

His evil incompetence has inspired tens of thousands of good people who were never political before to run for office because they felt a calling. The lady on the bike who flipped Trump's motorcade off is a good example of this. I think AOC is also part of this inspired movement against darkness. These types of people are pure of heart! Like MLK Jr and the Civil Rights Movement, they are entering politics not for power but because they are good people who see a clear and present danger and our society and Government crumbling. They will be the guardian angels of the pure ideals of our Democracy and maybe for the first time in a long time we will begin to see some real, honest, well meaning changes begin to blossom. They give me hope in this very dark time.

The times they are a changin

As the rat gets further back in the corner and sees an election loss coming and a shit load of legal

jeopardy after he leaves office; what illegal things should the FBI and Democrats be prepared to watch out for as Trump attempts to stay in office? I really think if he gets desperate he will push hard on election fraud and could really incriminate himself because he is that stupid. The other rats don't want to go down with the ship and so he could be walking into all kinds of traps. I predict he is going to do a slew of incriminating things at the end and make things much worse for himself. It's so in his character! He is as dumb as a rock and a cornered stupid rat is extremely dangerous and extremely vulnerable to getting trapped!


Full video of the arrest of woman tazed while in a restraining chair

Wow, she was SUPER nice and very articulate! To think they felt it was necessary to choke hold her, cover he head, restrain her arms and taze / torture the crap out of her is mindblowing disturbing!

I want to point out that even if she had not been that nice this would not have been okay.

Mayor's office and email: joness@bouldercolorado.gov


City Council: Phone: 303-441-3002

Republicans won't concede: They react to sweeping losses by attacking democracy

Matt Bevin hopes the Kentucky legislature will just appoint him governor: One more sign Republicans hate democracy

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 11:00AM (UTC)
Republicans, led by President Trump, have been a united chorus of cries that any impeachment inquiry is meant to overturn the results of an election. But as they’ve suffered sweeping statewide and local electoral losses in the Trump era, they’ve grown increasingly unconstrained in their efforts to overturn unfavorable election results by attacking the democratic process.

Election integrity and transparency are two things that should engender bipartisan support. But it has been a long time since the GOP viewed democracy as anything like an ideal to be upheld rather than a system to be gamed in order to consolidate power. Their reaction to recent election losses, while hardly stunning, still manages to push the barriers of what a healthy democracy can reasonably accommodate.

In Kentucky, Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin has refused to concede to Democrat Andy Beshear and has already requested a recanvass, to be conducted Nov. 14. If that process should reveal "sufficient" evidence of "irregularities," then the Republican-controlled state legislature has the legal authority to hear a case and decide the election. So at least hypothetically, the GOP can claim irregularities, get that claim rubber-stamped by a Republican judge, run the case through the Republican legislature, and then appoint the Republican governor.

More: https://www.salon.com/2019/11/08/republicans-wont-concede-they-react-to-sweeping-losses-by-attacking-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR12dmLi6sbHmOs82mG8GTOSovJ_v084CYgPJbhocAMz1AbB8x5CGvjrKRc

Bill Gates is considering voting for Trump? WTF?

I will never have any respect for him again. Period! Fuck him!


Woman Sues Police After She Was Tasered While in a Restraint Chair

This is absolutely horrifying! Where the fuck do they find some of these people hired to be police? They are as dumb as rocks. I would feel safer if everyone else in the video was restrained instead.

Video at link:



Recently released bodycam footage shows Colorado cops tasing a woman while placing her in a restraint chair with a spit hood on.

Lauren Gotthelf, 34, was arrested in November 2017 for smoking in a prohibited area and walking her dog without a leash.Her service dog, Sage, which she has for emotional support, was taken to the pound. She was taken in handcuffs to the county jail.

She was put in a holding cell for three hours before being told she was being placed on suicide watch.

That's when cops in Boulder, Colorado, placed her in a restraint chair. They also covered her head with a special hood, called a spit sock, and tasered her.

Now she is suing the Boulder County Sheriff's Department, alleging they used "gratuitous and sadistic force."

The sheriff’s department told Inside Edition that deputies used the "minimal amount of force required to reduce violence and ensure safety."

Her attorney, Mari Newman, told Inside Edition, “Even if she were argumentative it is simply not legal or human justification for tasing someone who is totally restrained.”

Four hours passed before she was let out of the chair. In a statement, the Boulder Police Department denied using excessive force.
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