Georgia and some other states are trying to put the Jim Crowe laws back in place to prevent certain people from voting. For centuries a signature was considered proof of identification when voting. Now the republicans are bound and determined to make it harder to vote. It is against the law to bring food or water to someone standing in line vote in Georgia. If your house is within 150 feet of a polling place it would be against the law to bring you food or drink on any election day. If you are diabetic you must eat often to keep from going into diabetic coma. Blacks have a higher percentage of diabetics and making it against the law to feed them would knock many of them out of voting.
Many corporations in Georgia have gone on the record against the Jim Crowe laws in Georgia and some have taken action. The major league baseball league moved the All-Star game out of Georgia. Moscow Mitch is livid saying corporations should stay out of politics. But that is the opposite of what Moscow Mitch said about the businesses participating in politics in the Citizens United case where the supreme court ruled that corporations had the same rights as an individual and could contribute unlimited amounts of money to politicians because money was considered free speech. So as long as the corporations are stuffing millions into Moscow Mitch’s pockets to influence politicians that fine but if a corporation actually use their right to free speech, rights the courts gave them, Moscow Mitch wants to make it very clear their free speech is limited to giving millions to politicians. Georgia legislature raise taxes $50 million on one airline for speaking out. That sounds like a violation of the corporation’s free speech rights as it was punitive.
Today we have 31,637,243 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,560,438 cases of the Trump virus. That means that another 76,805 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 572,849 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 570,260. That means that another 2,849 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
It has now been revealed that Trump continued to swindle supporters after the election was over. Once Trump lost the election, he continued to steal from his supporter’s bank accounts for a month after the election. The republicans pointed that the democrats used a similar web site but their website had a number of safety checks built in to make sure the donors knew this would be a repeat contribution.
Now Trump is coming to the defense of fellow child molester Mat Gaetz by saying that Gaetz did not solicit a pardon from Trump before he left office. Gaetz is Trump’s mini-me and imitates Trump on every occasion. Trump attended an underage sex party where the host secured underage girls for wealthy men. The host of the party was convicted and sent to prison. Trump’s case was settled out of court. Gaetz right hand man has already decided to plead guilty. Gaetz it seems has a taste for teenage girls and he does not mind paying for it. Here are the real child molesters but QAnon is not concerned about them. They specialize in imaginary child molesters instead.
Today we have 31,717,704 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,637,243 cases of the Trump virus. That means another 80,461 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 573,856 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 572,849. That means that another 1007 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
When a lawyer starts quoting cartoon characters in their brief defending themselves you know they have a fool for client. know that you are in trouble. Sydney Powell quoted Buzz Lightyear in her brief over the frivolous lawsuits she filed in Wisconsin for Trump. Powell quoted Buzz Lightyear “to infinity and beyond” trying to say Wisconsin lawsuit to recover wasted court costs should be rejected because it was not timely. Last year are not lightyears away.
Sydney Powel has been invited to be a speaker for what group? QAnon, those people will believe anything, even Sydney Powell. Sydney has said that “We will be taking them to the mat.” After 60 court loses, forever the optimist Sydney still believes she is going to win. She should amend that statement to “she will take a mat to them.”
Common sense is going out of style in America. People no longer take the time to ask themselves does it pass the common-sense test. People are spoon fed opinions over the internet, television, or radio. They don’t ask themselves if they make common-sense because they come from an authority. It is intellectually lazy not question information whether it is on the internet or radio. We have more ways to verify information today then anytime in history but most people put very little effort in confirming information and would rather believe information that confirms their already held views.
Today we have 31,802,772 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,717,704 cases of the Trump virus. That means another 85,608 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 574,840 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 573,856. That means another 984 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
The republicans have large majority in both the WV senate and House along with a republican governor. They are absolutely running amok trying to destroy the tax system. They are currently trying to pass a bill to do away with the state income tax and replace it with the most regressive taxes possible. Raising the sales tax from 6% to 8% and putting the sales tax back on food. They are looking at amending the state constitution so property taxes can be raised dramatically. A law passed during the great depression put a limit on the percentage of property value that could be taxed. So many people lost their property for taxes during the depression that a law had to be made.
States that have no state income tax pay far more in property taxes. My property taxes are $250 a year with a homestead exemption. I could expect to pay $5,000 a year as my sister pays in Florida, a no income tax state. The republicans have also decided to remove $20 million each in funding from the state universities.
Who would win? The ungodly greedy and coal operators, like the governor who owns several coal companies that he refuses to pay the taxes on. It will shift the tax burden to the middle class and poor. The Republicans argue cutting out the income tax will bring in more businesses. There are already many states with no state income tax why would they pick WV? One of the things companies look at before locating in a state is do, they have an educated work force? If you don’t have an educated workforce there is no point in locating in that state. The more funding taking from higher education, the higher tuition has to be raised. Higher education can’t escape the supply and demand curve. Once the cost is raised so high the fewer people will bother to get an education.
Today we have 31,869,980 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,802,772 cases of the Trump virus. That means that another 67,208 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 575,593 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 574,840. That means that another 753 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
There is trouble in paradise and lots of infighting in the Republican party. Trump called Moscow Mitch a son-of a b… at a gathering of political donors at Trump’s Florida resort. Trump is mad because Moscow Mitch did not do enough to protect him during Trump’s second impeachment trial. Moscow Mitch only job was to act as a juror during Trump’s impeachment. Moscow Mitch voted against impeachment but made it clear the only reason he did not vote to convict Trump was that he was no longer the president and said Trump could be dealt with in civil and criminal courts.
Trump also said that he is disappointed that Mike Pence did not do enough to stop the certification of the election. Trump actually believed that Pence could just overturn the election with the stroke of a pen and overrule the will of the American people. Trump knows he lost the election but thinks he should be able to steal it like he stole $122 million from his supporters bank accounts.
Mat Gaetz was turned away from Mar-a Lago because it would not look good for two child molesters to be photographed together. It reminds people of the pictures of Trump with Jeffrey Epstein leering at under age girls.
Today we have 31,918,591 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,869,980 cases of the Trump virus. That means that another 48,611 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 575,829 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 575,593. That means that another 236 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) gave Trump the inaugural Champion of Freedom Award. Trump would have ended freedom for every man, woman, and child in America had his insurrection been successful we would be living in an American dictatorship where elections did not matter anymore. Of all the people to award a “Champion of Freedom Award” Trump has to be the world’s worst choice.
People dance on this earth but for a short time, forms of government last longer but they too vanish from the face of the earth. We are at an extremely dangerous time for America. Many would have gladly given up their freedom so a lying conman could stay in office after he lost the election. Trump tried to strong arm state governments to invalidate a legitimate election when that failed, he led an armed insurrection.
There will always be dictators and evil men, they will come and go but few will have an awarded created for them after the fact. The reaction to most of these men if their coup fails is they are taken out and shot. When a good percentage of American people think that it is alright to use lying, corruption and force to take control of America we are in deep trouble. We have forgot the most precious gift the founding fathers gave us the ability to choose our president and government representatives. Trump would steal that most precious gift and he alone would decide who was president. At one time countries were ruled by dictators called kings and the citizens of a country had no say.
Today we have 31,990,143 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 32,918,591 cases of the Trump virus. That means that another 71,552 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus.
The death toll stands at 576,298 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 575,829. That means another 469 Americans died today from the Trump virus.
When the Fairness Doctrine was eliminated by Reagan it led to creation of an alternative to reality complete with “alternate facts.” In today’s world facts have become confused with opinion to the point that many people can no longer separate facts from opinion. When people can no longer separate facts and opinions, we will see more incidents like the Washington Insurrection. In newspaper the facts are reported in most of the pages of the paper but the editorial page is reserved for opinions. We know we are reading opinions when we read the editorial page. Editorials don’t claim to be facts just opinions.
Television and radio on the other hand blend the two together to point you have a hard time separating the two. It is high time that the two are separated like they are in the newspaper. The news should be present the facts and only the facts without the opinions of the broadcasters who have a vested interest. Then the opinions should be clearly labeled as editorials with a disclaimer that they are not facts but opinions of the broadcasters.
One of the biggest differences from 50 years ago is people no longer think for themselves, they are fed prepackaged opinions and pick them like you would a racehorse. Fifty years ago, people were proud to think for themselves they were skeptical of anyone who tried to tell them how to think. Fox likes to call itself Fox News but it is really Fox Editorial.
Today we have 32,070,784 cases of the Trump virus, yesterday we had 31,990,143 cases of the Trump virus. That means that another 80,641 Americans were diagnosed with the Trump virus today.
The death toll stands at 577,179 today, yesterday the death toll stood at 576,298. That means that another 881 Americans died from the Trump virus today.