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If you are explaining, you are losing ...

"Why They Fight - The Democrats are a big-tent party. The GOP isn’t. That explains everything."

Progressives are right that the quest for racial justice should not be compromised — and is, in fact, an electoral asset. (After all, 85 percent of Biden voters told the exit pollsters that the criminal justice system treats Blacks unfairly.) But moderates are right that slogans like "Defund the police" can bring down moderate lawmakers, such as Staten Island's defeated Rep. Max Rose. Here's a rule for the future: Any slogan that requires five minutes to explain what it really means is not a good slogan.


If you are explaining, you are losing.

A Weird Monolith Is Found in the Utah Desert

New York Times

A team surveying bighorn sheep for Utah’s wildlife agency found the strange object, 10 to 12 feet tall, embedded in the ground in a remote part of Red Rock Country. It’s probably art, officials said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/us/Utah-monolith-red-rock-country.html

Biden won places that are thriving. Trump won ones that are hurting.

“It’s a fundamentally different economic geography than we saw 30 years ago, and our politics seem to be following pretty closely,” said John Lettieri, president of the Economic Innovation Group. “Democrats are consistently and increasingly capturing the most economically productive and vibrant areas of the country.”

The transformation has been swift — and stark. In the 2000 election, Republican George W. Bush won 2,417 counties that drove 45 percent of the U.S. economy, while Democrat Al Gore won 666 counties that made up to 55 percent of the economy, a fairly even split of the economic map.

In 2020, Biden won 477 counties that account for 70 percent of the U.S. economy, while Trump won 2,497 counties amounting to just shy of 30 percent of the economy... For Democrats, it was a notable increase from 2016, when Hillary Clinton won counties amounting to 64 percent of the U.S. economy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/11/15/biden-trump-economy/

Jennifer Rubin (reported opinion) responds:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/15/biden-can-do-something-rural-america/

The Case for Political Exile for Donald Trump

Emperor Donald I ...... history offers a solution that could work to everyone’s advantage: political exile.

In April 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne of France..... It was a humiliation, but not a total one. The treaty allowed Napoleon to keep his title of “emperor” and gave him a new principality to rule: the Mediterranean island of Elba...

.....Following this precedent, why not give Trump his own island realm, and an imperial title to go with it? The chance to call himself Emperor Donald I might satisfy even this most titanic of egos and make up for the humiliating election loss to “Sleepy Joe.” Trump could build himself a palace, copying the décor from his penthouse in Trump Tower, which was itself inspired by Versailles. He could install Rudy Giuliani as Grand Chamberlain, and William Barr as his Lord High Executioner. Ivanka and Don Jr. could fight over who would inherit the crown. As absolute monarch, Trump could ban abortion, immigration and taxes, while declaring gun ownership mandatory for all his subjects. He could build a new Trump International Hotel, fly in supporters to stay there, and then stage rallies with them to his heart’s content.

When does 2022 start?

It's already started!

Message for Q Anon...

... FuQ (eom)

Pro-Trump rally overshadowed by group seeking to tally every vote in Philadelphia

Source: Washington Post

PHILADELPHIA — Mail-in ballots are steadily being tallied in Philadelphia, a blue stronghold in a swing state vital to both presidential hopefuls. As of early Thursday, Biden held 79 percent of the votes vs. Trump’s 20 percent, with 97 percent of the divisions reporting.

Outside the downtown convention center, where workers have been counting votes around-the-clock since Tuesday night, about 100 people were waving signs Thursday that read, “Count every vote.” The mood was gleeful; a DJ played Kenny Gamble and James Brown while activists danced. “We’re out here to bring good vibes,” organizer Nelini Stamp said. “We want to show the masses that we want every vote to be counted.”

Across the street, about a dozen more subdued pro-Trump supporters questioned the legality of mail-in ballots being counted. “We’re very concerned with the integrity of the election,” said Dercy Teixeira, an organizer with FreedomWorks in D.C. “We agree every vote counts, but only every legal vote.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/05/trump-biden-election-live-updates/#link-PE5J7WKU75EI3B7O7YG5GP7FJA

I know its way too early...

... But on the wapo results page FL just flipped for trump to Biden ahead!

Alleged Michigan plotters attended multiple anti-lockdown protests, photos and videos show

Source: Washington Post

On April 30, outside the Michigan Capitol, protesters gathered to demand that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer end the business closures and other measures she had imposed to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.

Speaker after speaker denounced the Democratic governor. One Republican congressional candidate told protesters they were “the tip of the spear” in the fight against tyranny. Another aspiring official said that by supporting conservative candidates they could “slap Gretchen Whitmer right across the face.”

In the crowd that day, according to photos and videos, were Adam Fox and at least five others who are now charged in the plot to kidnap Whitmer or, in related cases, providing material support for a planned terrorist act.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/11/01/michigan-kidnapping-plot-coronavirus-lockdown-whitmer/?arc404=true&itid=hp_alert

'I shot two White kids': Records detail Kyle Rittenhouse's surrender to police, origin of gun

Source: Washington Post

The teenager accused of killing two men during protests in Kenosha, Wis., in August used an assault rifle that a friend had bought for him, according to police records made public Friday.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, enlisted the friend’s help several months earlier because he was too young to legally buy the gun, an AR-15, himself, the records say.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/30/kyle-rittenhouse-extradited/
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