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A gracious and bi-partisan (no really) Rudy Giuliani concedes to David Dinkins (RIP) in 1989

Ignore the title of this clip, it’s a good speech, delivered to a typically boisterous NYC crowd. The whole thing is a little crazy, right up to the very end. Well worth watching on its own, but especially now that Rudy has descended into total madness and Mayor Dinkins, who governed in the face of the never-ending hostility of this audience, has passed.

Posted by BeyondGeography | Tue Nov 24, 2020, 06:40 AM (2 replies)

Howard Stern: "Calm down your f---ing loony hillbilly friends and tell them you lost."

He’s also not too bullish on a new Trump-run network:

Talk radio host Howard Stern mocked the idea of President Trump starting a competitor network to Fox News upon leaving office, saying such a venture would collapse within a year.

"[If] he thinks running the country is hard, wait till he has to run a news network," Stern said on his Monday show, according to the New York Daily News. "That’ll fail inside of a year like all the other businesses. This is just insanity what’s going on."

...Stern, who was a friend of Trump's and frequently had him on as a guest before Trump entered politics, called on the president to concede the election gracefully.

“For once, do something good for the country. Calm down your f---ing loony hillbilly friends and tell them you lost the election and you’re going to help the transition,” Stern said Monday. “These loonies who follow you are all worked up. They think something was taken from them.”


Posted by BeyondGeography | Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:17 PM (17 replies)

Trump campaign jettisons major parts of its legal challenge against Pennsylvania's election results

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday scrapped a major part of its federal lawsuit challenging the election results in Pennsylvania. Trump's attorneys filed a revised version of the lawsuit, removing allegations that election officials violated the Trump campaign's constitutional rights by limiting the ability of their observers to watch votes being counted.

Trump and Rudy Giuliani, his personal attorney, have said repeatedly that more than 600,000 votes in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh should be invalidated because of this issue.

Trump's pared-down lawsuit now focuses on allegations that Republicans were illegally disadvantaged because some Democratic-leaning counties allowed voters to fix errors on their mail ballots. Counties have said this affected only a small number of votes.

Cliff Levine, an attorney representing the Democratic Party in the case, said on Sunday evening that Trump's move meant his lawsuit could not possibly change the result.

"Now you're only talking about a handful of ballots," said Levine. "They would have absolutely no impact on the total count or on Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump."

More at https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/trump-election-lawsuit-results-pennsylvania-20201115.html
Posted by BeyondGeography | Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:00 PM (1 replies)

Dumb All Over - Frank Zappa

Posted by BeyondGeography | Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:41 PM (0 replies)

China congratulates Biden and Harris on election

Source: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who won the Nov. 3 election that President Donald Trump has not conceded, nearly a week after the former vice president clinched enough states for the win.

“We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular daily briefing, referring to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. “We understand the results of the U.S. election will be determined according to U.S. laws and procedures,” he added, repeating Beijing’s earlier stance.

Trump’s refusal to accept defeat has put Beijing in an awkward position, with China loath to do anything to antagonize Trump, who has mounted court challenges to the balloting and remains in office until the Jan 20 inauguration.

Relations between China and the United States are at their worst in decades over disputes ranging from technology and trade to Hong Kong and the coronavirus, and the Trump administration has unleashed a barrage of sanctions against Beijing.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-china/china-congratulates-biden-and-harris-on-election-idUSKBN27T0TU?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter
Posted by BeyondGeography | Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:08 AM (12 replies)

Axios: Trump to declare war on Fox

Posted by BeyondGeography | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:10 PM (40 replies)

Loser Prez running on empty this morning

Posted by BeyondGeography | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:58 AM (7 replies)

Arizona's GOP AG says people voted Republican, but not for Trump

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) defended the state’s election process on Wednesday against accusations of voter fraud and irregularities from the Trump campaign.

Appearing on Fox News, Brnovich was asked by host Neil Cavuto about recent disputes over voting currently being argued in Arizona, including one in which a Trump campaign attorney claimed to have evidence that votes in Maricopa County had been “incorrectly rejected” and requested that the evidence be sealed.

... Brnovich dismissed the lawsuit as inconsequential saying, "We are literally talking about less than 200 votes that are in question and doubt. So the reality is, even if it was possible that those votes flipped, those 200 votes, I do not think it will make a difference in Arizona just because of the numbers."

... Brnovich ended his interview by making the observation that if there was indeed a conspiracy, it failed in securing other elected seats for the Democratic Party.

"The county election official who was Democrat lost and other Republicans won. What really happened, it came down to people split their ticket. People vote for Republicans down ballot, but they didn't vote for President Trump."


Posted by BeyondGeography | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:58 AM (17 replies)

This is presidential temperament

Posted by BeyondGeography | Tue Nov 10, 2020, 03:28 PM (6 replies)

Don's just running another con

He’s a shit, but he does have a PhD in in griftology.

Step One: Trash the integrity of mail-in votes where he knew he was going to get thrashed.

Step Two: Get all his supporters to defer voting until Election Day so he could “win” the day, thus giving them the impression he won before they went to bed.

Step Three: Claim fraud when his lead “mysteriously” disappeared, upon which they would naturally fall in line.

The game plan is working like a charm. It won’t get him re-elected, but it will keep him as the legitimate President in the eyes the vast majority of his 70-some odd million voters, which he will be able to leverage for all sorts of political and financial rewards over the next four years.
Posted by BeyondGeography | Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:02 PM (13 replies)
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