while Ted is hopefully getting his rewards in hell, her family should also be ashamed for how they allowed her to be used. and the people of Mass for voting the Kennedy scum back into office for life.
all in the name of politics
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Mary Jo Kopechne, the "Lion of the Senate" legacy.
[JUSTTHENEWS] The infamous story of Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... ’s effort to force the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev, just as the former vice president is sewing up the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in America.
In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.
The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
The court ruled then that there was adequate evidence to investigate Shokin’s claim that Biden’s pressure on then-President Petro Poroshenko, including a threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, amounted to unlawful interference in Shokin’s work as Ukraine’s chief prosecutor.
But when law enforcement agencies opened the probe they refused to name Biden as the alleged perpetrator of the crime, instead listing the potential defendant as an unnamed American.
Vovk ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally name Biden as the accused perpetrator.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1,100 former U.S. federal prosecutors on Wednesday blasted the attempt by Republican President Donald Trump’s Justice Department to dismiss a charge against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying the move puts Trump’s personal interests ahead of the public good.
The criticism came in a legal brief the nonprofit The Protect Democracy Project plans to file in federal court in Washington. They accused Attorney General William Barr of abusing his oath of office by asking to dismiss the criminal charge against Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.
The group included former Acting Attorney General Stuart Gerson - who served in that role under Democratic then-President Bill Clinton, and former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, who served under Republican then-President George H.W. Bush - marks the latest development in an escalating drama over whether U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan will grant the department’s bombshell request to drop the case.
This story keeps shifting around. Sometimes it's 1,000 former officials, sometimes it's 1,000 former prosecutors, and sometimes it's 1,000 former employees. The DOJ employs a lot of people, and a significant percentage of them are attorneys who are not "prosecutors", e.g., attorneys employed in the Civil Division. And many are not attorneys at all. And what's so special about the DOJ? How many former employees of the Texas State Attorney General's office are troubled by the Flynn dismissal?
This is my county. I’ll need to follow up to make sure the four votes mailed in from my household were not among the 300+ misplaced. And I’ll make sure we vote in person in November — too much can go wrong, accidentally or deliberately.
[MSN] Several hundred Butler County ballots were lost in the mail following Ohio's first-ever mail-in primary.
The Butler County Board of Elections said although the 318 ballots were postmarked by the April 27 deadline, they didn't get to the Butler County elections board until this week, days after the May 8 deadline to be counted.
All but one of the ballots were delivered together on Monday. The remaining ballot has since been delivered.
County elections officials said this situation clearly shows there needs to be more time between the deadline to request an absentee ballot and Election Day.
"We are deeply disappointed by the failure of the postal service to deliver these properly cast ballots prior to the May 8 deadline," said Director Diane Noonan. "It was our understanding that the USPS was instituting additional checks to ensure all ballots were properly delivered, and that clearly didn't happen."
Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose has written to Postal Service headquarters calling for an investigation and steps to make sure the issue doesn't happen this fall.
"These voters have effectively been disenfranchised in the Ohio primary election," LaRose wrote.
The secretary's spokeswoman, Maggie Sheehan, said Butler, in southwest Ohio, was the only county that has reported late deliveries so far.
LaRose is asking the Ohio legislature to expand the absentee ballot request deadline before the November general election. A three-day window between requesting a vote-by-mail ballot and election day is "logistically impossible," he has said.
Ohio's March 17 primary was extended after in-person voting that day was canceled for public health reasons amid the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... spread. The vast majority of votes cast were by mail.
This story is a few weeks old. AG Yost barked but so far has no bite. Since Dewine canceled the election he does not want to bring any attention to voting failures. Many suspect the D counties in the north held a few ballots as well. Ballots sit in the Post Office until after the election. Everyone here knows how each zip code leans.
Put this in the "nothing to see here" category.
No mail-in voting except for the military and government officials and maybe a few others overseas and the infirm or bed-ridden. If people can't get out to vote, they don't deserve to vote. Also voter ID, a requirement--you need to prove who you are.
how did they know more than 300 ballots is missing?
They were just delivered, almost two weeks after the deadline to include them in the count. I tracked the ballots from my household on the Ohio Board of Elections/Butler County webpage, and while all four of our records are marked as absentee ballots having been issued and mailed, for none of us is a ballot is marked as received. Final daughter has a different last name, three of us voted in the Democratic primary (by which time Joe Biden was the only candidate left standing), and we all voted for the library levy — which passed handily — so I suspect an overwhelmed post office in the early days of the shutdown rather than enemy action.
[WashingtonTimes] Voter integrity hawks are hailing an investigation by the Texas secretary of state that uncovered 95,000 noncitizen residents who illegally registered to vote.
He found about 95,000 noncitizens registered among 16 million voters on Texas rosters, of whom 58,000 actually voted since 1996.
It was one of the largest discoveries of non-eligible voters by any one state. Conservative groups say Secretary of State David Whitley’s inquiry produced real numbers to support their years of lawsuits and research. They say noncitizen voter fraud is significant, as opposed to the left’s contention that it is rare.
"Demonstrating, much less discussing, noncitizen voting activity is the worst form of heresy one can commit for left-wing groups," Logan Churchwell, director of communications and research at the Public Interest Legal Foundation, told The Washington Times.
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[THEWEEK] The House will have to wait a little longer to see what's inside secret grand jury materials from the Mueller investigation.The House Judiciary Committee issued an emergency request for the undisclosed files last summer, and Washington, D.C.'s federal appeals court ruled in the committee's favor in March. But the Supreme Court overturned the appeals court's order on Wednesday, likely keeping the materials under wraps through the 2020 election, The Wall Street Journal reports.
(CNN)Oregon held its primary election on Tuesday, a mostly ho-hum affair, with Joe Biden cruising to a win over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race and no incumbents facing any real tests either.
You'll notice I said that it was a "mostly" boring election, not an entirely boring election. In fact, Oregon Republicans did something very, very odd -- and potentially disastrous -- in choosing their nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in November.
What they did is nominate Jo Rae Perkins, a financial adviser and self-professed QAnon conspiracy theorist. In a video posted to Twitter following her victory, Perkins said this:
"Where we go one, we go all. I stand with President Trump. I stand with Q and the team. Thank you Anons and thank you patriots -- and together we can save our republic."
The Soetoro, Clinton, Brennan, Comey, Clapper 'bubble.'
Michael Hastings, The Operators, Pages 62-63
I'd seen the bubble in the White House, on the campaign trail, inside embassies, at the highest levels of large corporations. The bubble had a reality-distorting effect on those inside it, while perversely convincing those with the bubble that their view of reality was absolute true. ("Establishment reporters undoubtedly know a lot things I don't," legendary outsider journalist I.F.S one once observed. "But a lot what they know isn't true.") The bubble compensated for is false impressions by giving bubble-dwellers feelings of prestige from their proximity to power. The bubble was incredibly seductive, the ultimate expression of insiderness. If I succumbed to the logic of the bubble, I would lose the desire to write with a critical eye.
A bit of virtue signalling and finger pointing by the perfidious, loathsome Hastings, but nonetheless accurate.
It's not a conspiracy that the Obama regime and his stooges attempted a coup. D.Bongino and S.Powell articulate the same arguments supported with the same facts as qanons. Of course the fan fiction of Bongino's base differs from the fan fiction of the qanon's. Like with any signal, you need separate the message from the noise. And the message from the three are the same.
I don't think the efforts were coordinated, but clearly a large number of liberal Washington Bureaucrats stayed beyond with no intention of following any change in orders from the new admin, or in some cases as active saboteurs. I think deep state is as good a name as any for such garbage.
[BREITBART] House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments... (D-CA) during her weekly press briefing declared that President Donald Trump ...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons...... and those who work for him had "doggie doo" on their shoes.
When asked about Trump’s Joe Scarborough tweets, Pelosi said, "It’s so completely inappropriate in so many that it is almost a given. It’s like a child who comes in with mud on their pants, that’s the way it is, they are outside playing. He comes in with doggie doo on his shoes, and everybody that works for him has that on their shoes too for a very long time to come."
She added, "I don’t know I hear doctors talk to me about saying what is the matter with him? The things he says are so inappropriate for a president of the United States. The comments he makes about women — the comments he makes about women so inappropriate. So, no, I don’t think it’s appropriate, but again there is a market for it obviously, and that is what he plays to."
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... warns there will be no peace in the Middle East if Israel doesn't stop the threat of annexation.
During a Tuesday virtual fundraiser with members of the U.S. Jewish community, Biden vowed to reverse President Trump's policies in the Israeli region and restore the hope of peace between Israelis and Paleostinians.
In order to achieve that goal, Biden said the United States should restore diplomatic relationships with the Paleostinian Authority. If elected president, the former vice president said he would help build efforts with Paleostinians to take steps toward a two-state solution if they agreed on it.
"My commitment to Israel is absolutely unshakable," Biden said, saying he would help the Israel maintain its "qualitative military edge" while taking steps towards peace.
Earlier this year, Trump unveiled a peace plan that would give Israel illusory sovereignty over approximately 30% of the West Bank territory and the Jordan Valley. The plan also calls for the eventual establishment of a Paleostinian state with a capital in east Jerusalem.
Biden said he does not support the Israeli annexation of the West Bank and called accusations of anti-Semitism, "The mother of all conspiracy theories."
"Criticism of Israel's policy is not anti-Semitism, but too often that criticism from the Left morphs into anti-Semitism," Biden said. "Arguably, we haven't heard enough about the Holocaust because people are still trying to deny its horrible reality. We have to keep talking about it. So many people forget. It’s almost hard to believe."
Trump has established a strong relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has expressed support for Trump's plan. The president made a longtime promise vowed by past presidents to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem into reality, fully recognizing the latter as Israel's true capital. Biden has vowed to keep the embassy in Jerusalem if elected.
Biden also said he has had a good relationship with Netanyahu for decades but is disappointed that the prime minister has moved "so, so far to the Right."
[REDSTATE] The latest instance of a credentialed White House press corps "journalist" showing out came earlier today, when CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid asked one of the most ridiculously biased questions any of the press corps news hounds have since the start of the daily coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... task force briefings back in early March.
Reid, who has clashed with Trump and other members of the administration in recent weeks, grabbed for another moment in the media spotlight by asking this question of Trump:
“Mr. President, why haven’t you announced a plan to get 36 million unemployed Americans back to work? You are overseeing historic economic despair. What’s the delay? Where’s the plan?”
It was an idiotic question, considering journalists like Reid have been dunking on him non-stop for wanting states to reopen sooner which, you know, is actually the only thing that can revive the economy.
Trump let her know it in his response:
“Oh, I think we have announced a plan. We are opening up our country — just a rude person you are. We are opening up our country and we’re opening it up very fast. The plan is that each state is opening and it is opening up very effectively, and when you see the numbers I think even you will be impressed, which is pretty hard to impress you.”
[REALCLEARPOLITICS] In national polling, former vice president Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... is the clear 2020 front-runner. He's up nearly 5 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average; he's up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. That's because Biden campaigned as the anti-Bernie Sanders ...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being an Independent socialist, waiting for 2020 to roll around... : a "return to normality" candidate rather than a transformational one. His entire pitch relied on his high name recognition, the general perception of his likability and his unthreatening demeanor.
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[WashingtonExaminer] China has become a key battleground issue for the 2020 election as supporters of Trump hope a hardening in public opinion offers a populist route to victory that mirrors their 2016 playbook.
A poll published over the weekend shows the prize. FTI Consulting, a business advisory firm, found that 40% of U.S. adults say they won’t buy products from China. More than half don’t believe the country will follow through on its trade deal commitments. And more than three-quarters said they were willing to pay more for products if their manufacture were moved out of China.
For Trump supporters, that means something of a reprise of the playbook that proved successful in 2016, portraying their man as the outsider taking on vested interests.
The Blue States and Blue cities were Draconian in their approach to COVID-19. The blue state tyrants seemed to enjoy their free rein (or free reign) for a short time.
The Red States were not so Draconian in their approach. A tribute to Trump is that he provided help centrally but left the administration of approach to COVID-19 to the States--a 10 Amendment approach as it should be.
COVID-19 revealed a great number of things.
Road to victory? Make the Communists in China as well as the Communists in the U.S. the top issue in 2020 (Enemies domestic and foreign).
Trump broke tradition and sent son Baron to "The 14-year-old is making history by attending St Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland". This is great as I lived near Sidwell Friends a Quaker school but the kids ran wild there. Daughter just graduated Law school at Georgetown also. He is doing something right.
Unusual 'toothless' dinosaur discovered in Australia
An unusual "toothless" dinosaur has been identified by paleontologists in Australia.
The dinosaur, an elaphrosaur, roamed Australia 110 million years ago, according to a statement released by the Swinburne University of Technology.
A bone from the dinosaur was discovered by volunteer Jessica Parker during a dig in Victoria in early 2015. Initially thought to be from a pterosaur, the neck bone was studied by experts at Swinburne University who realized that it was from a theropod or meat-eating dinosaur. "The only catch this meat-eating dinosaur probably didn't eat meat!" said Swinburne paleontologist Dr. Stephen Poropat, in the statement. Unlike Trey it had a spine.
The bone matches a group of theropods called elaphrosaurs or light-footed lizards.'
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.