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Tucker Carlson defends zip tie guy

https://twitter.com/acyn/status/1379587481360756739

Abbott: Do as I say, not as I do.

https://twitter.com/byjayroot/status/1379538765052575744
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Jay Root
@byjayroot
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Apr 6, 2021
Lol I just walked into the tent at the TX Capitol and they asked if I had a vaccination card. Then I opened FB and saw @GregAbbott_TX saying this should never happen. Does anyone even notice anymore?
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Jay Root
@byjayroot
The military folks who asked me for a vaccine card and then tested me at the TX Capitol treated me with utmost respect and I appreciate them. But why are the TX politicians so afraid of #Covid for them but not for everyone else?

This is your brain on Fox News

https://twitter.com/davenewworld_2/status/1379551114400514051

Saying the quiet part out loud.....

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/1379503337960316932
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John Whitehouse
@existentialfish
what's interesting in this interview was trump and the interviewer both explicitly and openly linking new voting laws to the effort to overthrow the 2020 election and saying that these laws will help do that in the future

"I'm not talking about political contributions": McConnell adds important caveat to corporate threat

https://twitter.com/realtuckfrumper/status/1379528259419975683


https://www.salon.com/2021/04/06/im-not-talking-about-political-contributions-mcconnell-adds-important-caveat-to-corporate-threat/

Republicans are retaliating against corporations that have condemned Georgia's anti-voting law, launching various pressure campaigns and weaponizing legislative threats that would affect Corporate America's bottom line.

On Monday, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused corporations of siding with the Democrats, expressing that there would be "serious consequences" if companies continued to do so.

"So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics," McConnell told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. "It's not what you're designed for. And don't be intimidated by the left into taking up causes that put you right in the middle of one of America's greatest political debates."

"I'm not talking about political contributions," he quickly added. "Most of them contribute to both sides, they have political action committees, that's fine. It's legal, it's appropriate, I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state, because you don't like a particular law that passed, I just think it's stupid."

McConnell's threats appear anything but idle, with numerous Republicans calling for boycotts of companies that expressed opposition to Georgia's new law.

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Bezos supports a rise in corporate tax rate to help pay for infrastructure investments

https://twitter.com/meridithmcgraw/status/1379528104713060356


U.S. considering joining boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

https://twitter.com/cnbc/status/1379514633514577927

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/06/us-considering-joining-boycott-of-2022-beijing-olympics.html

WASHINGTON – The United States and its allies are considering a joint boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the State Department said Tuesday.

“It [a joint boycott] is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” State spokesman Ned Price told reporters when asked about the Biden administration’s plans ahead of the international games.

“A coordinated approach will not only be in our interest but also in the interest of our allies and partners,” he added.

Price said that the United States has not yet made a decision but was concerned about China’s egregious human rights abuses. The Olympic Games are due to take place between Feb. 4 to Feb. 20.

The potential diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games comes as the Biden administration works to rally allies to mount international pushback on China.

Last month, the United States sanctioned two Chinese officials, citing their roles in serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. The sanctions by the Biden administration complement actions also taken by the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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North Las Vegas mayor couldn't figure out why his iPad is full of child porn -- so he had police...

https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1379480012047351810
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PatriotTakes 🇺🇸
@patriottakes
So today, @MayorJohnLee switched from being a Democrat to a Republican. Interesting.

North Las Vegas mayor couldn't figure out why his iPad is full of child porn -- so he had police...
Former North Las Vegas police chief comes clean about corruption, and it doesn't look good for Mayor John Lee
salon.com
10:03 AM · Apr 6, 2021


https://www.salon.com/2015/05/08/vegas_mayor_couldnt_figure_out_why_his_ipad_is_full_of_child_porn_so_he_had_police_wipe_it_clean/

Former North Las Vegas police chief Joseph Chronister retired on Thursday -- so, naturally, he's decided to spend his new free time disclosing stories of widespread municipal corruption.

One such story involves North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, who allegedly received special treatment from law enforcement when he reported that some child pornography mysteriously appeared on his iPad last year. According to Chronister and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lee contacted the police for help after receiving (he claims) an email containing "kiddie porn," which he wanted to make go away. So, it seems the police helped the mayor do just that -- despite the fact that, after a day-long investigation, a detective could find no evidence of the email in question.

Via the Review-Journal:

In his report, the detective said he found no emails having to do with porno­graphy of any kind but did find links to three pornographic websites in the iPad’s browser history. Two of the sites were not illegal, the detective determined, but the third showed pornography organized by the country where the images originated. He said the site looked illegal.

“I did locate several possible photos that could be considered child porno­graphy, but since they were in a different country, I could not verify the age of the people pictured,” the detective wrote. [...]


Chronister said his understanding, based on conversations with the detective, is that the mayor’s explanation about pornography associated with an email couldn’t have happened as the mayor described.

Finding nothing he could prove illegal on the iPad, the detective took it to an Apple Store and had it wiped clean the next day, according to the report. In his report, the detective said an Apple employee told him that a deleted email would no longer be on the device.


Former FBI agent and computer crimes expert Joseph Dooley, who spoke with the Review-Journal, was baffled by the series of events, and basically called bullshit on the detective's report. "If he thinks it’s child porn, it’s child porn," Dooley said. "It doesn’t matter what country it’s in. That sentence makes no sense to me."

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Middle Age Riot FTW

https://twitter.com/middleageriot/status/1379519455982665740
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Middle Age Riot
@middleageriot
"You are what you eat" is a myth.

Otherwise, Jen Psaki would be a Fox News reporter because of how many she has eaten for lunch.

12:40 PM · Apr 6, 2021

THREAD: 50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad.

https://twitter.com/esosa_osa/status/1378458660297441281
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Esosa Osa
@Esosa_Osa
THREAD: 50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad.

Each reason is cited by line so feel free to follow along with the actual text here: https://legis.ga.gov/legislation/59827
#gapol #SB202 1/13
2:25 PM · Apr 3, 2021


Unrolled thread here
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1378458660297441281.html

Law Really Is That Bad.

Each reason is cited by line so feel free to follow along with the actual text here: legis.ga.gov/legislation/59…
#gapol #SB202 1/13

HYPERCRIMINALIZATION: Georgia's new law codifies mass disenfranchisement and further expands criminalization policy in the voting process. 2/13


POWER GRAB: Georgia's new law removes significant power from the Secretary of State and gives the GOP-led, gerrymandered state legislature majority control of the State Election Board 3/13


COUNTY ELECTION TAKEOVERS: GA's new law removes judicial oversight from the county intervention process & grants a GOP-controlled body the power to replace county BOEs & local elections officials w/ significant voter access & election certification responsibilities. 4/13


SANCTION POWER: Georgia's new voting law allows the State Election Board to sanction counties that don't accept unlimited challenges or fail to hold mass challenge hearings within 10/days. 5/13


PROVISIONAL BALLOTS: Georgia's new voting law bans most out-of-precinct provisional ballots. Over 20k provisional ballots were counted in the general & runoff elections and these were nearly 70% dem voters 6/13


DROP BOXES: Georgia's new law completely eliminates over 300 hours of drop box availability relative to 2020. The law also significantly reduces the total number of drop boxes, using "uniformity" as an excuse to race to the bottom in voter access. 7/13


VOTE-BY-MAIL: Georgia's new law adds several new VBM burdens including: restrictions to absentee ballot applications that would have impacted 75K voters in 2020/2021 elections and new ID requirements that could impact over 200K Georgians. 8/13


RUNOFFS: Georgia's new law cuts runoff elections by 5 weeks, reduces minimum early vote required for federal runoffs, & likely eliminates vbm options.


[Note: Reducing participation in already racist Jim Crow relic runoff elections is next level. See vox.com/21551855/georg…] 9/13

Why Georgia has runoff elections
Racist lawmakers built Georgia’s election system, and now it’s affecting the balance of the Senate.
https://www.vox.com/21551855/georgia-ossoff-perdue-loeffler-warnock-runoff-election-2020-results

MORE BAD: GA's new voting law also bans counties from accepting grant $$ to fund elections, limits voting resources, & more. While I'm sure there are provisions I missed, these 50 clearly show that SB202, at its core, is a bill meant to restrict access & criminalize voting. 10/13


why do some claim it’s not all bad? it allows early tabulation, ends signature match, +1 Sat early vote day (no diff 4 larger counties) & lets more ppl be poll workers (precinct splitting is complicated tf w/holding here).
So while the full text shows SB202s true IMPACT... 11/13

The actual INTENT of this bill is clear from its origins. The same lies that fueled an insurrection. The same policies first introduced at disinfo filled hearings held by the GA senate (12/3) & GA house (12/23) that led to death threats & doxxing of black election workers. 12/13

In Summary: Georgia's new voting law is bad. This is not hard. Fight back here: StopJimCrow2.com END/

- Stop Jim Crow 2
http://StopJimCrow2.com
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