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November 2, 2018

Bomber now in custody of USMS - United States Marshals Service

The United States Marshals Service is a federal law-enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. It is the oldest American federal law-enforcement agency and was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 during the presidency of George Washington as the Office of the United States Marshal.
Jurisdiction: United States of America
Founded: September 24, 1789, United States of America


From Spicey Files

He's never going to see the light of day again.

November 2, 2018

North Dakota's Racist Voter ID Law Is Already Backfiring- article from The Daily Beast


North Dakota’s Racist Voter ID Law Is Already Backfiring
Jay Michaelson

In response, the state’s Republican-dominated legislature passed a new law that seems specifically intended to make it harder for Native Americans to vote. In addition to a strict ID requirement, the law requires all voters to provide proof of a residential street address—something many Natives who live on reservations simply do not have.

Large numbers of Native Americans use post office boxes to receive mail and live on unmarked and unsigned streets. Many others live with various family members. Still others have no idea that their streets even have names.
In total, about 5,000 Native Americans lack the required voter ID—larger than the electoral margin in 2016.

Needless to say, there were no documented instances of voter fraud involving people without street addresses.

They didn’t need an address when they took our children and rounded them up into boarding schools,” Chase Iron Eyes, a Native American lawyer who lost a congressional bid in 2016, told NBC News. “And they didn’t need an address when they conscripted us to fight in the military and make a worthy and honorable sacrifice. But now they need our address when we want to exercise our right to vote.”

Native Americans have a plan to defeat it at the polls.

First, a coalition of groups led by the Lakota People’s Law Project and the national Native American group Four Directions have been furiously helping people get proper IDs free of charge. According to the Associated Press, they’ve helped more than 2,000 people get them.

The New York Times reported that one band of Chippewa printed so many IDs that the machine overheated and started melting the cards.

We’re at our best in crisis,” Phyllis Young, an organizer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation—made famous in 2016 when thousands of young people took up the cause to stop a pipeline from being built near tribal lands—told the AP.
Young said the GOP’s overt voter suppression "is only making us more aware of our rights, more energized, and more likely to vote this November."

Tribes participating in the effort include the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Spirit Lake Nation, and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Second, Four Directions is helping tribes create residential addresses where none have existed before. Using satellite imagery, voters can point to the locations of their homes on a map and are assigned unique address identifiers—even on the spot. On Election Day, tribal officials will be stationed at every polling site in every reservation in the state, with tribal letterhead in hand, ready to assign addresses.

“This is democracy at work!” Four Directions tweeted on Oct. 30. “Voter engagement is high. We have DOUBLED Absentee votes at Standing Rock as of 3:47 pm today.”

Celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and Dave Matthews have also gotten involved, with the Stand-N-Vote initiative, which hopes to capitalize on resentment against the voting restrictions, and the national awareness of the Standing Rock Sioux, to enable more Native Americans to vote.

This is democracy at work!”
November 2, 2018

Bette Midler in Talks to Star as Bella Abzug in Gloria Steinem Biopic

BTW, Broadway fans out there:

Bette Midler in Talks to Star as Bella Abzug in Gloria Steinem Biopic

Bette Midler is in talks to play politician Bella Abzug in the Gloria Steinem biopic, "The Glorias: A Life on the Road," according to Variety. Midler will star opposite Julianne Moore in the film. Alicia Vikander is in talks to play Steinem in her 20s and 30s.
The film is being directed by Julie Taymor for June Pictures with Sarah Ruhl adapting the screenplay from Steinhem's memoir.


This is a necessary piece of history to tell.

I may just have to visit Broadway to see this in person.

November 1, 2018

Oprah rallys with Abrams 12:30 & 2:30 ET today, Thursday Nov 1

Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey is giving a last-minute boost to Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Thursday just days before one of the nation's tightest elections reaches the finish line.

Winfrey is set to campaign with Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia state House, at a pair of rallies — one at 12:30 p.m. ET and the other at 2:30 p.m. ET. Winfrey, who has been the subject of 2020 rumors at various points during the year, will also join Abrams in knocking on voters' doors as part of the visit.


The rally is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. (ET) You can watch it LIVE here.

Winfrey is part of a series of high-profile figures marking the final days of Abrams' tight race with Republican Brian Kemp



October 31, 2018

In Which States has Sen Sanders endorsed or campaigned supportively for the Democratic challenger?

Just wondering why he chose certain States & not others where a Democrat was in a very tight race.

October 30, 2018

Land O'Lakes Pulls Support for Iowa Congressman Steve King Over Racial Remarks


Land O’Lakes Pulls Support for Iowa Congressman Steve King Over Racial Remarks

The controversial Republican, in a tight race for re-election, is known for his anti-immigration stance and support of white nationalism.

Dairy giant Land O’Lakes announced on Tuesday that it will no longer make financial contributions to Representative Steve King of Iowa after a gun-fueled massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue brought new attention to the Republican’s incendiary comments about race and association with white nationalism.

The murder of 11 people, many elderly, in the mass shooting this weekend resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly made anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant rants online. King has been at the forefront of a right-wing push to end birthright citizenship, a policy President Donald Trump said in an interview with Axios he would seek to enact, despite protections under the U.S. Constitution.

Not sure if this has been already posted.
October 30, 2018

Jacob Wohl and the Mueller Scandal. Bye Bye little Jacob



From Tea Pain Twitter Link



Jacob Wohl, Teen Hedge Funder Turned Pro-Trump Media Star, Was Accused of Cheating Clients

Wohl is a young version of Trump.
Lying cheating scamming crook that ran his own illicit modelling agency off of Craigslist.

DU Link on Jack Burkman
October 29, 2018

J. D. Martinez hits a homer!

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