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Republicans Called Them 'Witches,' Voters Call Them Winners

Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Attorney General Dana Nessel. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Winners.

By LeftJabber — November 22, 2022

In March 2021, Ron Weiser, co-chair of the Michigan GOP, addressed the Republican Club of Oakland County, not far from where I live.

It’s hard to overstate the lunacy of Michigan Republicans at that point, many of whom were up to their eyeballs in election denial, some of whom were suspects in election-related crimes, and sixteen of whom are now under federal investigation as fake electors.

But in his speech, Weiser — who had himself narrowly escaped being charged with campaign finance violations — decided to bring some snark:

Republished with permission from LeftJabs.


'Not normal': Giselle Fetterman bristles after becoming new target of Fox News conspiracy theories

By Matthew Chapman
Published November 21, 2022

In the weeks following Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's win against Trump-backed celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz, Fox News has pivoted to a new narrative involving Fetterman's wife, Gisele Fetterman.

Essentially, the argument has been that Gisele is serving as her husband's puppet master who will effectively act as the real senator for Pennsylvania — an idea driven by their belief that Fetterman's stroke, which left him with speech and auditory processing issues from which he is recovering, was actually somehow far more serious and debilitating than it actually was.

In an interview with The New Republic, Gisele Fetterman, a Brazilian-born philanthropist, dismissed those attacks.


I think it is really time for advertisers to pull there programming from this fascist misogyny racist organization....they cannot and will not put themselves in the shoes of others.....they mock people that have health issues...because if any of their family members or friends where to have a stroke or a heart attack.....what would they do.....go on camera and perform there BULLSHIT......why yes....its called a complete lack of empathy......they must have a daily meetings on the subject....no empathy.....

Arizona Republican refuses to perform her duties until there's a redo of the election she won

By Travis Gettys
Published November 21, 2022

A recently elected Arizona legislator is planning to go on strike if the Nov. 8 election is not redone.

Liz Harris, who won her election in Legislative District 13, issued a statement on Instagram and her campaign website pledging that she would not vote on any bill because she believes Republicans had been robbed in statewide races, reported KPNX-TV.

"Although I stand to win my Legislative District race it has become obvious that we need to hold a new election immediately," Harris said in the statement. "There are clear signs of foul play from machine malfunctions, chain of custody issues and just blatant mathematical impossibilities. How can a Republican State Treasurer receive more votes than a Republican Gubernatorial or Senate candidate?"


Instead of putting her name on the door, just change it to Temper Tantrum Room .....no grownups allowed........her getting elected is fine and dandy...... but when someone from the other party gets elected throw a fit....fine sit in your room all day and POUT.....one less for a quorum in your fascist party there lady....and if they all join in on your petard..... bring or have lost of tissues on hand when your bunch are .... .....then the Democratic representatives that won will pass legislation to help seniors, disable, First People issues ....

Supreme Court accused of leaking 2014 anti-choice ruling to religious leaders weeks before it was ma

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Supreme Court accused of leaking 2014 anti-choice ruling to religious leaders weeks before it was made public: report

By Tom Boggioni
Published November 19, 2022


According to a letter obtained by the New York Times, a former anti-choice religious leader informed Chief Justice John Roberts back in June that the leak of Associate Justice Sam Alito's majority draft opinion gutting Roe v Wade was not the first time the court's vaunted secrecy was breached.

According to the report, the Rev. Rob Schenck wrote the letter to Roberts in light of the Dobbs leak, claiming information on the 2014 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling also made its way into the hand of religious leaders who used it to conduct a PR campaign.

As the Times' Jodi Kantor and Jo Becker wrote, "Schenck said he was told the outcome of the 2014 case weeks before it was announced. He used that information to prepare a public relations push, records show, and he said that at the last minute he tipped off the president of Hobby Lobby, the craft store chain owned by Christian evangelicals that was the winning party in the case."



Just reading the 6 paragraphs without the paywall means that we really need to expand the court......the country has been forced to for 8 years on this ruling and now the overturning of Roe.....what a corrupt court being bought and sold by the federalist society....and the zealots......

'Who was it?' Right-wing dark money group gets $850 million from 2 anonymous donors

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
Published November 18, 2022


The right-wing dark money organization DonorsTrust was the beneficiary of two anonymous contributions of around $425 million each last year, according to a tax filing obtained by Politico, which described the gifts as "among the largest ever donations to a politically-connected group."
Politico reported Wednesday that DonorsTrust, a longtime funder of right-wing causes that describes itself as a defender of "free-market ideals," disclosed just three financial gifts in 2021.

"One contribution was listed for $427 million, and another for about $77 million," the outlet found. "The third donation was worth roughly $426 million—but not in cash. DonorsTrust noted that on December 30, 2021, it received hundreds of millions in 'closely held common stock in a C-corporation.' It did not provide greater details on the identity of that investment."


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse new book Scheme is my next read......to further make me upset on this Federalist Society meme who would be a nobody if it wasn't for money and political corruption of John Roberts fucking worthless federalist society court and his rulings and shadow docket bullshit, can't wait to see how they rule on that legislative theory bullshit coming out of North Carolina will further turn this country into a fascist state by the courts .... and people wonder why we have gerrymandered districts and counties and why we have no voting rights act, and that money is fucking free speech.....yeah right....

Life sentence sought for teen in Michigan school shooting

Source: Associated Press

By ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS 2 minutes ago

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors said they’ll seek a life sentence with no chance for parole for a 16-year-old boy who killed four fellow students at a Michigan school and pleaded guilty to murder and terrorism.

They disclosed their plans in a court filing Monday, three weeks after Ethan Crumbley, 16, withdrew a possible insanity defense and acknowledged the shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021.

A first-degree murder conviction typically brings an automatic no-parole sentence in Michigan. But teenagers are entitled to a hearing where their lawyer can raise immaturity, mental condition, family life and other issues while arguing for a shorter term.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/crime-shootings-michigan-detroit-school-ffe3c8c6eba92b977c3d51ae11be5161

EXPLAINER: NASA's new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

By MARCIA DUNN 32 minutes ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is kicking off its new moon program with a test flight of a brand-new rocket and capsule.

Liftoff was slated for early Wednesday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test flight aims to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famed Apollo moonshots.

The project is years late and billions over budget. The price tag for the test flight: more than $4 billion.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


Ron Johnson: 'My feeling is that Joe Biden is highly compromised' by China

By David Edwards
Published November 13, 2022

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said on Sunday that he has a "feeling" that President Joe Biden is "compromised" by China.

Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Johnson about his expectations for an upcoming meeting between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

"It's hard to say," Johnson said. "We'll get some kind of readout from it. But again, I just — my feeling is that Joe Biden is highly compromised."


For six more years asshole you are going on this propaganda show to spew your treasonous shit......talking about comprised lets start with you first and then lets head on down to Mar A Lago were classified documents were found, and just think my Social Security and Medicare are now protected from you and your ilk,,,,.......you are not a defender of democracy asshole.......it is not in "modus operandi"...........and for the people that re-elected this asshole you did not stand up for democracy.......I think your re-election was rigged and Mandela Barnes is the winner..........

'It will absolutely come down to California': Control of the House hinges on 10 state races

PUBLISHED NOV. 11, 2022 UPDATED NOV. 12, 2022 6:17 PM PT

Days after ballots were cast in California’s midterm election, 10 of the congressional races deemed most at risk of flipping remained too close to call.

Those hotly contested races could determine control of Congress or, at a minimum, influence the margin of power. Republicans need to pick up a net of just five seats across the nation to gain a majority in the House of Representatives.

“It will absolutely come down to California,” said David Wasserman, a House campaign analyst with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. “It’s the single largest cluster of races that are too close to call. It could remain that way for several days.”


To the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada, to the GEN Z, and to all of those voters

in Arizona that helped the democratic party retain control of the upper chamber in Congress, I want to tell each and everyone of you that as I an individual that is on Social Security and uses Medicare......Wado......Thank You from the bottom of my heart to all of you that believe in a democracy.......
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