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Monday, October 26, 2020

She was born before women had the right to vote. Her 1st vote was for FDR. Her dad died of the flu during the pandemic of 1918, when she was 2. This is her voting story today. Read more

Vice President Joe Biden offered up a timeline for how he would respond the COVID-19 pandemic if elected, providing milestones for his proposals to offer a national agenda aimed at halting the virus. Biden said that, if elected, he would set a task for the transition: speak with every state governor along with local officials to learn what each state needs from the federal government, and in what form. Read more

Olivia Nuzzi has an excellent look at the "tortured self-justification of one very powerful Trump-loathing anonymous Republican." Said the Republican of President Trump: "I thought he would lose! I mean, everyone thought he would lose. The idea that he won is still shocking. This is a man who is so completely alien to what this country " the best principles of what this country is about. When I think about the fact that a hundred years from now, people will look back and say, How the fuck did they think this was normal?,' it makes me sad for the country. He's a permanent scar on the face of our country."

A former write-in GOP gubernatorial candidate with ties to the Ohio Republican party allegedly attempted to raise a "posse" to kidnap Gov. Mike DeWine (R), try him over his decision to implement pandemic-related health restrictions, and sentence him to either exile or death, the Ohio Capital Journal reported.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores. t.co " Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 25, 2019

It is much worse than you thought.

In October 2020, a series of threads was posted to the anonymous internet forum 4Chan as part of operation "Snopes-Piercer," a smear campaign with the stated goal of "red-pilling some normies" -- internet slang for a propaganda technique in which distorted, fabricated, or skewed information is used to further a self-determined "truth."

In order to "red-pill" these people (one thread noted that "boomers" were the primary target), the plan was to create and circulate doctored screenshots of Snopes fact checks to make it appear as if Snopes fact-checkers addressed claims that we had not.

Scientists may have observed the Higgs boson doing a new trick: creating pairs of muons. Read more

Saturday, October 24, 2020

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have threatened to sue The Lincoln Project over two Times Square billboard ads that attack the two senior White House advisers. The anti-Donald Trump Republican group snapped back with a statement that it plans to make its response a "civics lesson" on First Amendment rights as "painful as possible." Read more

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that he would form a commission to "study" the Supreme Court when asked by CBS's Norah O'Donnell whether he would consider adding justices past the current nine seats. In an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes," Biden told O'Donnell that if elected he would put together a bipartisan group to provide recommendations within 180 days on how his administration should work to reform the U.S. court system.

After celebrating the renaming of the city's sewer plant, comedian John Oliver is starting to donate to the charities he promised.

President Donald Trump has fired his biggest broadside yet this week against a federal bureaucracy he has moved to remake with an executive order that would remove job security from an estimated tens of thousands of civil servants. The directive, issued late Wednesday, strips long-held civil service protections from employees whose work involves policymaking, allowing them to be dismissed with little cause or recourse, much like the political appointees who come and go with each administration. Read more

Leave it to Donald Trump to turn the celebration of a Middle East peace plan into an act of aggression against Joe Biden.

On Friday, the president announced that Sudan has agreed to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to reach such a U.S.-brokered deal in the last few months, according to the Associated Press.

Although it's a legitimate foreign policy achievement, Trump tried to use the occasion to get Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to trash his Democratic rival.

But Bibi didn't take the bait, probably recognizing that insulting the possible future president wasn't a very statesmanlike thing to do:

Trump: "Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made this deal, Bibi, Sleepy Joe? Do you think he would have made this deal? Somehow I don't think so."

Netanyahu: "Uh ... well ... Mr. President, one thing I can tell you is we appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America."

Friday, October 23, 2020

A secret recording released Friday shows that three Republican officials sought to frame the county's Republican chairman for a falsified ad they put together smearing then-mayoral candidate Brandon Whipple. One compared their mission to that of the man who shot Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. "Us Republicans, we all agree," Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell said. "The murder of George Tiller was bad. But am I sad that he's dead? No. I'm just glad I'm not the one who pulled the trigger." Tiller was assassinated in 2009 by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder during a Sunday morning service while Tiller was serving as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita.

Julianne brought this song to the group as a (Coldplay) song she would like to cover and we just loved it. She comes back from school for Thanksgiving break and gets to stay for the rest of our Christmas shows and we are SO READY!

Russel Brand explains the Trump Modus Operandi. It is well worth the watch.

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