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Can we actually flip an Indiana congressional district????

Can I ask for help with this flippable district?

This is one of those gerrymandered district, that attaches a Blue urban area (northern Indianapolis) with a SCARLET suburban area (richest suburbs in the state). The very blue city is broken up so there's only one Democratic congressman (the great Andre Carson) in the center, and the rest of the city is attached to the usual red Indiana suburbs and rural areas.

Christina Hale is the real thing-- a former waitress and single mom who has struggled to get health insurance and REMEMBERS what that was like. She's a real Hoosier-- that is, down-to-earth and pragmatic, humorous and thoughtful. (This is David Letterman's birthplace, btw.)

This is flippable because the seat is open (the GOP congresswoman is retiring), and the GOP nominated a woman who has a lot of money but not a lot else-- Total Trumper.
The city portion of the district is energized-- flipped the local city-county council seat. Biden and Black Lives Matter signs everywhere. It's really about GOTV here- when we can get out the city vote, even Indiana can go blue (this is Birch Bayh's state... and it went Obama in 2008).

Christina Hale is the sort of person we want in Congress-- mixed ancestry, working class roots, compassionate and not bitter.

If you've got a few dollars to spare, this is a good target. This is just the sort of Congressperson we want-- streetsmart and college-educated, working-class but professional. She remembers her roots and speaks her heart.
Most important, I actually think she can win. And if she can win in Mike Pence's state... well, let's make it happen. Anyway, in this district, a little $ goes a long way.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/halejointeamweb?refcode=ngpform

Donald Trump Jr. privately thinks Trump will lose in November


Donald Trump Jr. believes that his father, President Donald Trump, is on course to lose the presidential election in November, according to a profile published by The New York Times Magazine.

A spokesman for Trump Jr. strenuously denied the suggestion.

The Times magazine cited a Republican activist said to be in regular contact with the president's eldest son, though it did not name them.

The activist described Trump Jr. as "the only person who thinks they're going to lose. He's like, 'We're losing, dude, and we're going to get really hurt when we lose.'"

According to the report, Trump Jr. believes that if his father loses against Democratic candidate Joe Biden, it will result in federal prosecutions of the president, his family and political allies.


I'm linking to the Business Insider recap, rather than the original NYTimes article, because paywall.
https://www.businessinsider.com/don-jr-believes-trump-will-lose-in-november-nyt-source-2020-8

What poignant and cozy stories will Melania tell about her husband?

What cute story will she tell about how they met, and how he proposed? And why she said yes?

What sterling character traits of Trump's will she emphasize?

What examples will she give about him as a father?

What will their embrace at the end of her speech be like?


And what will Trump say about his wonderful marriage and what he's learned from these years of marital love?



Anyone hear anything about Herman Cain?

Remember about the 4th of July, he went into the hospital with Covid-19, which he'd apparently caught (along with Donnie Jr's girlfriend) at Trump's Tulsa rally.

Any news about him? The $%@^& Neil Boortz put out a rather suspicious tweet asking for prayers for Herman Cain. I wonder if that's supposed to prepare everyone that bad news is coming.


https://twitter.com/Talkmaster/status/1286026987182710784

Happy sweet sad: Carl Reiner recreates the last scene in Princess Bride

https://twitter.com/VanityFair/status/1281601310148775937


An article about how it came to be-

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/07/carl-reiner-final-performance-the-princess-bride


Putin paid to murder our soldiers

And Trump condoned it. He's trying to distract from that. Let's keep the Putin bounty for our soldiers in the news.

Nicole Wallace-- The White House feels it must declare--

That the president can read, walk, drink.

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Setting the bar a little low!

Slate has a good summary of Trump's hate speech Saturday night


Other accounts focused just on the "testing," but this article goes into all the ways he urged his listeners to hate and attack.




Trump went beyond hatred, appealing explicitly to violence. He dismissed immigrants with criminal records as “animals” and praised Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who “start swinging” at them. He extended this argument to Americans involved in the Floyd protests. Journalists “call them protesters,” he sneered, but they were really “thugs.” He encouraged his followers to take matters into their own hands. “When you see those lunatics all over the streets, it’s damn nice to have [fire]arms,” he declared. “Damn nice.”


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/trump-tulsa-rally-campaign-enemies-fear.html

Alexa is playing me old protest songs. Sam Cooke-- A change is going to come--

And this by the lovely and stern Nina.

When I think of how simply dangerous it was for black musicians to sing protest songs by them-- humbled. This is about MLK's death:

Nina Simone: Why (The King of Love Is Dead) -

What's gonna happen now? In all of our cities?
My people are rising; they're living in lies.
Even if they have to die
Even if they have to die at the moment they know what life is
Even at that one moment that ya know what life is
If you have to die, it's all right
Cause you know what life is
You know what freedom is for one moment of your life

But he had seen the mountaintop
And he knew he could not stop
Always living with the threat of death ahead
Folks you'd better stop and think
Everybody knows we're on the brink
What will happen, now that the King of love is dead?



Worst day for new cases?

From Worldometer: US new cases today-
+33,140
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