The Dishonesty Of the Trump Campaign Recount in Wisconsin

Not having found evidence of fraud , the Trump campaign continues its attack to invalidate the votes of citizens in the predominately liberal areas known as Milwaukee and Dane County.

The recount teams are separating ballot challenges into bundles so that the Trump Campaign can take them to court and seek to have them thrown out. They wish to invalidate the ballots because of things like two different colors of pens were used or the ballots were folded. Folded for mailing appears to be a problem for the Trump Campaign.

Here’s the story:

Destroying Democracy to Retain the Presidency

The Trump Campaign is employing three approaches to prevent Joe Biden’s ascendancy to President of the United States. The Trump Campaign takes the approach that the election is illegitimate as a result of the popular vote in sovereign states and by the state electoral college.

Approach # 1 is to challenge all aberrations at the local level and imply there is a conspiracy to steal the election at the state level. IF there is sufficient doubt about the integrity of the election process, the Trump Campaign seeks to have state legislators choose electors to vote for the federal election.

Approach #2 is to challenge any/all changes in the election rules that were implemented due to COVID or to the use of large mail-in voting. This is to restrict the number of ballots to be counted and is considered to be voter suppression.

Approach #3 is to use unprecedented challenges at the federal level to throw the election to the Supreme Court. The fewer the people to influence, the greater the opportunity to win one’s argument.

It is dishonorable to destroy the integrity of the American election process to keep Donald Trump as President.

I predict we will see multiple Republican states take measures to vote by legislature when the election integrity is challenged. I also suspect that the federal government will challenge the Constitution and try to assert control over federal elections instead of allowing the states to control the election.

There are two more months for the Trump Campaign to invoke measures that break the backbone of American Democracy. If they are successful, be prepared for oligarchs to rule America and your only value as a human being is to support the oligarchs.

I believe black people now

I was a skeptic for the longest time. I never believed that white men over 40 were THE problem in America. Now I am inclined to believe it.

I wasn’t a problem. I did not hate nor was I racially prejudiced. I was careful not to offend. I tried to treat people with respect. If I failed, no one ever told me.

I was a mediocre white guy who was focused on making something of my life. I got lucky along the way and here I am now.

Do you know the name Jack Weinberg? He is the originator of the phrase, “Don’t trust anyone over thirty.” His life should be made into a movie. Look him up.

I want to change his phrase to say “Don’t trust white men over forty in politics.”

I believe black people who say old white men are the problem. I believe women who say old white men are the problem. I believe the millennials who say old white men are the problem.

President Donald Trump and the Grand Old Party of Republicans have convinced me. Mitch McConnell has convinced me, COVID has convinced me, and every black person beaten by a police man has convinced me.

When the President of the United States tries to overthrow the vote count in the US by saying some cloudy group of somebodies has rigged the election in America, he’s an old white man trying to invalidate the votes of Democrats so he can win office. When his supporters tell lie after lie about the vote count, they are all old white men who are trying to save the Republican President for a second term.

When the Republican Party thinks that laissez-faire public health policy is the best way to go, they are mistaken even in the face of data that says otherwise. They are old white men who want other people to suffer instead of thriving. They want big box stores to thrive and hometown business to go away.

When the riots of 2020 for police brutality and police violence are EXACTLY like they were in the 1960s, I believe white men over 40 have not changed since the 1960s.

When the old white men of the Republican Party implement voter suppression, I want to gag. They don’t support the America I want in my grandchildren’s future.

Shall we talk about the old white men in the Democrat Party? Chuck Schumer? Joe Biden? Tom Perez and Stony Heyer? Maybe a better class of people but their collective intelligence is not all that great. This is the group that forced upon us $5 light bulbs and said we couldn’t sell old babycribs. This is the group that continues to give things to crybabies and even talks about paying people today for the social crimes of a century ago. Reparations, my butt. This is the group that has one solution for everyone AND insists that Equality is FAIR. One size does not fit everyone. They are incredibly racial but not racist. If they had their way they would have representation in Congress by race and gender, and not by political boundaries with state sovereignty.

The only thing renewable supported by old white men in politics is their gerrymandered districts. Sheesh. Renewable election results.

Sustainable re-elections. Generational wealth and generational seats in politics.

The ignorance of white men over 40 and the lust to control the power of their positions is beyond comprehension.

I don’t know if women will be different. I don’t know if blacks will be different. But I want to find out.

I believe black people now.

Be Like Trump

  1. Have almost 1/2 the country vote for you
  2. Claim the other 1/2 of the country DID NOT vote for your opponent but instead claim the vote is fraudulent and you actually won the election.
  3. Use your campaign team to flood the battleground states with lawsuits hoping one of them will land with a sympathetic judge who will rule in your favor.
  4. Consult with the Republican leadership in battleground states and remind them of the laws in their respective states about certifying their elections.
  5. Inform the Republican state leadership of what they should do within their state if they think the certification is false in some way. Perhaps they need a second election. Or perhaps they can select the electors with their majorities in their legislature and send the Electoral Certification of the Vote and Certificate of Ascertainment to the Archivist and the President of the Senate by voting within the legislature.
  6. Continue your efforts to win even if it means thwarting the votes of the American people. After all, almost half of them voted for you and they will not complain about what you did.
  7. Continue to use your personal attorney to distract the news media while your team plans other approaches to continue your reign.
  8. Recognize that there are six ways to have this end up in the Supreme Court for a decision that favors you. Make one of them happen.
  9. Never Surrender. Never Give-Up. You are Trump and you are Supreme.

Robert Kennedy and today

“Some men see things as they are and ask, “”Why?”” I dream things that never were and ask, “”Why not?””

Some days I wake up and ask myself “Why don’t Republicans imagine a better world for people on earth?”

They appear to imagine a world that is better for them but not better for everyone. Is this true or am I missing something?

Would the Kennedy brothers be labled Socialists if they were leading the Democrat Party today? Somebody hated the Kennedys enough to kill them. What about President Johnson? Would his support of black lives in the ’60s through integration, equal opportunity, and government support programs be considered anti-Trump or anti-Republican if it occurred today?

Aren’t you curious why the marches today are the same as the ones in the 60s? Police violence, Police brutality.

Today’s marches are to end police violence and police brutality. Do you see that the root cause of these marches is a history of police violence in neighborhoods or do you see the violence as being necessary in crime- and drug-infested neighborhoods?

Do you see that the lack of government involvement in treating the neighborhood infestation through public health measures is an issue or do you see that people just need better morals, make better choices, and the crime and drug infestations will decrease as a result?

Do you blame the infected patient for his fever, vomiting, and sickness or should you treat the cause and make a sick person healthier? Would you do the same for sections of a city or should you simply contain the infection within its boundaries?

If the Kennedys and LBJ were alive today would they be considered LEFTISTS and SOCIALISTS by the Republican Party?

Does the Republcian Party see things as they could be and say WHY NOT? Or do they see it the same way as it was in the 60s?

And how are Black neighborhoods different than Chinese, Muslim, Hispanic, Hmong, and other ethnic neighborhoods?

So many questions and so few answers.

What did we learn?

The voting part of the election is over, the counting continues, the lawsuits have begun.

Imagine the hubris of losing by 4 million votes and then sue-ing specific states over a few thousand votes in order to keep your job as President of the United States. And when you get the job, you only want to be a President who takes care of working or wealthy Republicans and no other type of American.

The President accuses nameless and faceless conspiratorial elements of cheating him and stealing from him. “They” are stealing the election.

I don’t know who “They” are but the President won states with Democrat governors and Democrat legislatures and he has lost states with Republican governors and Republican legislatures. One would think that the evil “They” would be a bit more successful or consistent.

So the President thinks he only needs to find a few thousand votes out of 150 million to change the election in his favor. Either Republican votes are saved from being illegitimate or Democrat votes will be cast into illegitimacy. Once he defeats the evil “They”, he will be welcomed as the true and rightful President of the United States.

Then he can wield his power as he sees fit instead of being constrained by the laws of the land.

He adores laws that prevent others from attacking him. He thinks the judicial system is corrupt when it opens him up to attack. You can wade through this list of lawsuits if you have the time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lawsuits_involving_Donald_Trump

Soon the Fat Lady will sing and the opera known as Don “Trump” Quixote, Man of La Mancha NYC will be over.

President “Wimpy”

Yay! President Trump waited until 30 days before election day to announce…wait for it…..a PROMISE!
Now I don’t know President Trump personally but it appears he “will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” So vote for him!
After what seems like a year of Black America insecurity, the President promises to do something next time in the White House. We should be grateful he took notice of the issue at all.

Oh, wait! President Trump isn’t going to do anything about police violence. Oh, no. He’s promising something that “the Black Community” hasn’t even asked for.

sigh…

Well, I guess maybe item 2 on the list is meant to address police brutality in some weird way. Is everyone feeling safer now that Item 2 has already been done?

If you are Native American or a poor white person who lost your job, how do you feel about all this attention?

As for giving only Black Churches access to federal money, I have no words.

Law and Order? ROFL

The “Law and Order” President appears to once again break the law by ordering it to be done. I guess that is what he meant by this:

https://apnews.com/article/billings-montana-archive-only-on-ap-472201d09bc69de32fbf3e110c094fa6

When the President is not draining the swamp, he is creating a new one.

Here is how the corrupt Trump Admin really get things done:

a) Appoint a shill to a Deputy position avoiding Senate confirmation.

b) Appoint the shill to the Acting Director position but never have your buddy in the Senate actually confirm him for the job as Director.

c) Your shill knows he will not be appointed so he writes something that says as long as there is no Director over him , then all the power and duties of the Director’s office now belong to him.

d) Then the shill opens up 95% of the federal lands in Montana to oil and gas companies.

e) Then the Montana governor sues the Trump Administration because the un-appointed shill didn’t have the Constitutional authority to actually approve selling those rights in Montana.

f) Then the Trump layers argue that while the shill didn’t have the position, he did have the authority and power to do what he did because he wrote a piece of paper that said he did. Then they said Obama did it, too…like children.

g) The Judge tells them they are idiots and rules against the President’s lawyers.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback against the administration’s practice of filling key positions without U.S. Senate approval.

U.S. Interior Department Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the Senate as required under the Constitution, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris determined.”

Oh, did I mention that William Perry Pendley also did this:

During the Reagan administration, Pendley was a deputy interior secretary for energy and minerals under James G. Watt.[7] Pendley was reassigned in 1984 when a federal commission faulted him, along with other high-ranking officials, in the underpricing of coal-mining leases in the Powder River Basin, the largest such federal sale in history.[

Wisconsin Republicans Screw Up AGAIN!

When George Floyd died at the knee of a Minneapolis policeman, Wisconsin Governor Evers and Lt Governor Mandela Barnes put together a set of initiatives for police reform. It’s been a couple of months now and those vindictive Wisconsin Republican bastards can’t even , won’t even, discuss the police reform bills. They are being bastards because they can. This is not the first time they have rubbed Governor Evers’ nose in their poop and thrown him out the window.

So who is the butt head in the Republican Party doing this? Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke. Good old boy. He was chosen by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to chair a task force to investigate “racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety, and police policies and standards…” (Ho hum…Rome is about to burn but let me see what I can learn about this before I do anything…)

And Jim Steinke is promising to pay you in January (maybe) for a hamburger your patience today. Wimpy knows how to work the system, doesn’t he?

In the mean time, while the very white Republicans in charge of the Assembly have decided that the riots in Kenosha fit their agenda of sowing racial hatred and disgust, Jim Steinke has accepted the task force mantle and has chosen NOT to name ANYONE to his taskforce. Oh, but he is ALMOST PROMISING there will be something next year. And you can almost take that rubber check to a failed bank.

I am not black but if I was and I heard this cr@p from Jim Steinke and that it had Robin Vos’ approval, I’d be pissed.

The Republican Party clearly wants to run on a law-and-order ticket so they must create flaws-and-disorder to do that. Now that isn’t an accusation. No. That is an observation. Is there another reason for not acting promptly when Seattle, Portland, and other cities have shown what doing nothing will result in?

And, of course, President Trump is coming for a beer summit, oops, sorry, that was a different President wasn’t it? No one knows why (eye-roll here) but Trump’s visit will have something to do with putting those thugs in Kenosha in their place.

Information for this article came from: https://upnorthnewswi.com/2020/08/31/republicans-ignore-yet-another-special-session-take-no-action-on-police-reform-bills/

Portland: Protests vs Riots

I watched about an hour’s worth of Portland videos before writing this only to learn that my thoughts two months ago are still valid today.

a) The daytime protests are in line with non-violent protests I have seen for the past 50 years. Regular people wearing regular clothes singing, carrying signs, shouting their cause through megaphones and at the top of their voices. These are the ones who care passionately about reducing police brutality and preventing the death and injury of people being arrested for a crime.

b) Towards dusk and later, the crowds wear black, they don helmets, they hurl objects, and they attack bystanders as well as police and property. If I were to stereotype the Antifa, the violent people, the destroyers of social order, I would say that if they wear gas masks, wear black, shout their hatred towards the police, and taunt the police, these are the ones I would target for arrest as a police officer assigned to maintain social order.

I read with disgust the statements of Mayor Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, and the Oregon Governor Kate Brown related to the death of a Trump supporter. They blamed the death of a Trump supporter on …the presence of Trump supporters… who the officials say were there to incite violence.

The Trump supporter was shot dead by someone in a red car. This is not intimidation, it is not Trump-oriented violence. It is an occupant of a red car who shot the man as he was walking in the street. The video is on the internet if you look for it.

When I read and hear what the officials of Portland and state government say, I am reminded of the expressions “Well that’s what she gets for dressing like this” and “well, what did you expect being there at that time of night”.

If any one needs to be “woke”, it’s the Mayor, the County Chair, and the governor. The violence does not stop until they make it stop. It is their job to provide for the safety of everyone. They have failed to do that. They are illegitimate as a government.

Trump may not do anything now, but if this is still happening on November 4th after the election, I expect the US Military to be on the streets of Portland to quell the violence. And I expect they will remain until January 20th if Trump is not elected to a second term… and longer if he is.

It is UnReasonable to permit civil unrest for social injustice to exist this long. The Governor, the Mayor, and the County have had four months to craft a new police policy as a way to stop the riots and they have not done a thing. Shame on their leadership. Shame on them.