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Monday, July 27, 2020

Is Georgia's Secretary Of State Criminally Suppressing Voters Updated07272020

..Is Georgia's secretary of state criminally suppressing voters...former President Carter has called on Brian Kemp to resign...not only must Kemp resign...the DOJ must launch an inquiry...

...the upside of gerrymandering is the possibility of gaining more seats than your expected fair allocation of seats...to get this unfair allocation a party must distribute "their" finite number of precious partisan voters across many districts in "just enough numbers" to win, but no more (i. e. "waste" a precious partisan voter)...to determine what is "just enough" the gerrymanders generally use "historical voting patterns and turnout"...
...now the downside of a gerrymander...enter an ultra qualified charismatic politician who is able to "energize" their voters to turnout in numbers far exceeding the expected historical averages (i.e. Stacey Abrams)...the "just enough" allocation of the precious partisan voters in a particular gerrymandered district is "swamped"...and the opposition wins the gerrymandered district... 

...this may be why Georgia's Secretary of State is very, very, very, concerned with the Democratic turnout...there are not enough reliably Republican voters in the gerrymandered district to cover the huge turnout...enter voter suppression (i.e a method of reducing the excessive turnout to the expected historical averages and those used when drawing the gerrymandered map)...

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UPDATED 05/23/2020 LAT, Georgia reopened first. What the data show is a matter of fierce debate


...Georgia's governor extends electoral ruses, artifices and gimmicks to critical healthcare data and information...sacrificing Georgians to Republican Party dogma and deception...









...the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party's antiquated political platform necessitates use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks (RAG)...lately, their use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks is transparently flagrant...











...just in case you're tempted to think Georgia is the only [southern?] state the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party is actively using in ruse, artifice, and gimmickry to win elections...

...don't forget to laugh...




"...The DCCC did amazing work in 2018 to win 40 seats. Our challenge is to build on that progress, to fortify and expand our majority...America’s strength has always come from our diversity. That’s why I’m committed to building a leadership team that reflects the tremendous diversity of our House Democrats and our nation..."
"...The more fundamental risk for Republicans is that voters are increasingly savvy about issues like gerrymandering, voting rights and campaign finance, which were once thought to be of great interest to elites but of little relevance to most citizens..."--NYT, With Power Grabs--














...BBC, What's Killing America's White Men? and USAToday, Stepping Back from The Edge...



...the NYT opinion has enough information to order a run-off based on Secretary of State, Bryan Kemp's gross negligence...a scandalous farce where a state's secretary of state "oversees" his own candidacy for governor is not an election...









...the caravan is "marching" like a bunch of D-0 Army recruits...better send Seal Team Six-Red and the 3rd Airborne Group to stop this "invading force"...(AP, Fact Check: President Trump’s Rhetoric and The Truth About Migrant Caravans)...make sure you pack the C-130s with extra MREs, doctors, and medical supplies...the "threat" will welcome offers of nourishment and medical attention...because the "threat" will likely mistake soldiers for border agents be ready to tell the surrendering "threat", in Spanish directions to the nearest border patrol agent... (WP, Trump’s Border Deployments Could Cost $200 Million by Year-End)











-----notes-----

1. UPDATED 01/03/2020 Charlotte Observer,  NC Voter ID Law Written with ‘Discriminatory Intent,’ Says Judge Who Just Blocked It and ABCNews, Memorandum Opinion, Order, And Preliminary Injunction Loretta C. Biggs, District Judge (pdf)

...evidence continues to accumulate for requiring a form of the 1965 Voting Rights Act §5 preclearance rules, which the Supreme Court's ideologues invalidated in Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013), leaving the "gods" to sort  out our nation's entrenched partisan regional racism...

...kudos to the local judges who are stepping in to fill the insidiously discriminatory gaps created by the Supreme Court ideologues' Shelby ruling...


UPDATED 12/14/2019 USAToday, Judge Orders 234,000 Purged from Wisconsin Voter Rolls and Texas Settles Lawsuit Over Attempt To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls

...Georgia is not the only state where the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party is conducting bulk voter roll purge programs...unsurprisingly these bulk programs, disproportionately impact the economically disadvantaged and minority groups...

...everybody concerned about fair (i.e. credible) elections must actively intervene to make sure these "voter roll purges" do not remove a single legitimate...expect these ruses, artifices, and gimmicks (RAGs) to continue into the foreseeable future...

...combining an aggressive "voter roll purge" oversight program, which must receive a copy of any purge letter with an equally aggressive voter registration program is ideal...

...here is a statement from Wisconsin's Elections Commission on Judge Malloy's oral ruling:
Statement regarding decision in voter list case
Date:Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:30

The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued the following statement in response to Judge Malloy's ruling today in Timothy Zignego et al vs. Wisconsin Election Commission et al:

"We will be analyzing the judge’s oral decision and consulting with the six members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on next steps. A written order has not been issued yet."
For more information, contact

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov.
...the statement should say "We will be overruling Judge Malloy's oral ruling"...




 Originally Published October 31, 2018; Last Updated May 23, 2020; Last Republished May 23, 2020:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Least Secretive Of Nations Is The Strongest Of Nations Update-4

Originally Published October 28, 2013; Last Updated  June 09, 2020; Last Republished June 09, 2020: 

Our government's unmeasured and unconstrained psychotic pursuit of secret surveillance initiatives undermines and threatens both our democracy and its foundational First Amendment.

Only after the intervention of a courageous young whistleblower-leaker, competitive China and cantankerous Russia has some of our government's representatives begun to acknowledge that our government's secret surveillance initiatives require constraints.

Our government representatives' acknowledgement that its secret surveillance initiatives require constraints is a good beginning. However, the acknowledgement must be coupled with government transparency, significant whistleblower-leaker reforms and inviolable reporter shields, but that will require the intervention of our increasingly concerned citizenry.

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The Least Secretive Of Nations Is The Strongest Of Nations Update-3

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UPDATED 06/09/2020 NYT Me and My Whistle-Blower
"...Here’s the thing about whistle-blowers: They tend to be flawed messengers. Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden — each of them was dismissed as selfish, damaged, reckless and crazy. Yet all of them, regardless of motivation, used secret documents to change the course of history.

For more than five years, Val Broeksmit has been dangling his Deutsche Bank files in front of journalists and government investigators, dreaming of becoming the next great American whistle-blower. He wants to expose what he sees as corporate wrongdoing, give some meaning to his father’s death — and maybe get famous along the way. Inside newsrooms and investigative bodies around the world, Mr. Broeksmit’s documents have become something of an open secret, and so are the psychological strings that come attached. I pulled them more than anyone, as part of my reporting on Deutsche Bank for The New York Times and for a book, Dark Towers, published next year. It has been the most intense source relationship of my career... " --David Enrich, October 2019--

Unsurprisingly, the sociopath and pathological liar occupying our White House has told our  Supreme Court, such as it is, that he has an absolute right to ignore congressional subpoenas for Deutsche Bank documents. The Court is cogitating the crazy case!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Wacky Wake And Prayer for the Republican Party Updated



A Wacky Wake And Prayer for the Republican Party

UPDATED 06/02/2020:

...A Wacky Walk And Prayer...

...fortunately, the novice effort by the sociopath, pathological liar and propagandist et al. occupying our White House does not match Helene Bertha Amalie (Leni) Riefenstahl's propaganda effort...however, if the Republican Party continues its silent abetting of their nascent authoritarian's (Speaker Pelosi letter demanding information on increased militarization of DC) effort that may change..

...here's the part just before the C-SPAN video begins...and the "finished propaganda"...



...pay the peaceful protester SAG rates as "extras" in a propaganda short?..

President Trump [Wacky] Statement on Senate Acquittal

...the above "wacky wake" follows an appearance at a morning prayer breakfast...the meaning and purpose of his "prayer" is uncertain and unclear...


...if your party's platform requires an ignominious pathological lying sociopath and bulldozer to carry out, your party and platform are not helpful to most, if any of our citizenry...and by extension America...(NYT, On Trump’s To-Do List: Take Back The Suburbs. Court Black Voters. Expand the Electoral Map. Win.)...

...additionally, sorting out fact and fiction of an ignominious pathological lying sociopath is not a "growth" activity although it is very "disruptive"...

...don't forget to laugh...TheOnion, Trump Spends National Prayer Breakfast Attacking God For Allowing Impeachment To Ever Happen and Rush Limbaugh Admits Presidential Medal Of Freedom Less Of An Honor Knowing That Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou Also Received It and Senate Republicans Say One Mistake Should Not Ruin The Life Of A Naive, Promising Young Man Like Trump and Justice Roberts Sternly Admonishes Impeachment Participants To Remember They’re At Complete Farce Of A Trial and Trump Makes Powerful Pro-Life Case By Speaking About The Joys Of Neglecting A Child and Report: The Nation Has Healed And It’s Time To Rejoice!




Saturday, May 23, 2020

Is Georgia's Secretary Of State Criminally Suppressing Voters

..Is Georgia's secretary of state criminally suppressing voters...former President Carter has called on Brian Kemp to resign...not only must Kemp resign...the DOJ must launch an inquiry...

...the upside of gerrymandering is the possibility of gaining more seats than your expected fair allocation of seats...to get this unfair allocation a party must distribute "their" finite number of precious partisan voters across many districts in "just enough numbers" to win, but no more (i. e. "waste" a precious partisan voter)...to determine what is "just enough" the gerrymanders generally use "historical voting patterns and turnout"...
...now the downside of a gerrymander...enter an ultra qualified charismatic politician who is able to "energize" their voters to turnout in numbers far exceeding the expected historical averages (i.e. Stacey Abrams)...the "just enough" allocation of the precious partisan voters in a particular gerrymandered district is "swamped"...and the opposition wins the gerrymandered district... 

...this may be why Georgia's Secretary of State is very, very, very, concerned with the Democratic turnout...there are not enough reliably Republican voters in the gerrymandered district to cover the huge turnout...enter voter suppression (i.e a method of reducing the excessive turnout to the expected historical averages and those used when drawing the gerrymandered map)...

Web:


UPDATED 05/23/2020 LAT, Georgia reopened first. What the data show is a matter of fierce debate


...Georgia's governor extends electoral ruses, artifices and gimmicks to critical healthcare data and information...sacrificing Georgians to Republican Party dogma and deception...









...the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party's antiquated political platform necessitates use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks (RAG)...lately, their use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks is transparently flagrant...











...just in case you're tempted to think Georgia is the only [southern?] state the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party is actively using in ruse, artifice, and gimmickry to win elections...

...don't forget to laugh...




"...The DCCC did amazing work in 2018 to win 40 seats. Our challenge is to build on that progress, to fortify and expand our majority...America’s strength has always come from our diversity. That’s why I’m committed to building a leadership team that reflects the tremendous diversity of our House Democrats and our nation..."
"...The more fundamental risk for Republicans is that voters are increasingly savvy about issues like gerrymandering, voting rights and campaign finance, which were once thought to be of great interest to elites but of little relevance to most citizens..."--NYT, With Power Grabs--














...BBC, What's Killing America's White Men? and USAToday, Stepping Back from The Edge...



...the NYT opinion has enough information to order a run-off based on Secretary of State, Bryan Kemp's gross negligence...a scandalous farce where a state's secretary of state "oversees" his own candidacy for governor is not an election...









...the caravan is "marching" like a bunch of D-0 Army recruits...better send Seal Team Six-Red and the 3rd Airborne Group to stop this "invading force"...(AP, Fact Check: President Trump’s Rhetoric and The Truth About Migrant Caravans)...make sure you pack the C-130s with extra MREs, doctors, and medical supplies...the "threat" will welcome offers of nourishment and medical attention...because the "threat" will likely mistake soldiers for border agents be ready to tell the surrendering "threat", in Spanish directions to the nearest border patrol agent... (WP, Trump’s Border Deployments Could Cost $200 Million by Year-End)











-----notes-----

1. UPDATED 01/03/2020 Charlotte Observer,  NC Voter ID Law Written with ‘Discriminatory Intent,’ Says Judge Who Just Blocked It and ABCNews, Memorandum Opinion, Order, And Preliminary Injunction Loretta C. Biggs, District Judge (pdf)

...evidence continues to accumulate for requiring a form of the 1965 Voting Rights Act §5 preclearance rules, which the Supreme Court's ideologues invalidated in Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013), leaving the "gods" to sort  out our nation's entrenched partisan regional racism...

...kudos to the local judges who are stepping in to fill the insidiously discriminatory gaps created by the Supreme Court ideologues' Shelby ruling...


UPDATED 12/14/2019 USAToday, Judge Orders 234,000 Purged from Wisconsin Voter Rolls and Texas Settles Lawsuit Over Attempt To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls

...Georgia is not the only state where the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party is conducting bulk voter roll purge programs...unsurprisingly these bulk programs, disproportionately impact the economically disadvantaged and minority groups...

...everybody concerned about fair (i.e. credible) elections must actively intervene to make sure these "voter roll purges" do not remove a single legitimate...expect these ruses, artifices, and gimmicks (RAGs) to continue into the foreseeable future...

...combining an aggressive "voter roll purge" oversight program, which must receive a copy of any purge letter with an equally aggressive voter registration program is ideal...

...here is a statement from Wisconsin's Elections Commission on Judge Malloy's oral ruling:
Statement regarding decision in voter list case
Date:Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:30

The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued the following statement in response to Judge Malloy's ruling today in Timothy Zignego et al vs. Wisconsin Election Commission et al:

"We will be analyzing the judge’s oral decision and consulting with the six members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on next steps. A written order has not been issued yet."
For more information, contact

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov.
...the statement should say "We will be overruling Judge Malloy's oral ruling"...




 Originally Published October 31, 2018; Last Updated May 23, 2020; Last Republished May 23, 2020:

Friday, May 15, 2020

Clowns, Clicks, Conspiracy, China, And CoVID-19


The Lancet Statement of Support
for all those working to
Contain COVID-19

https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2820%2930418-9
(click on image for pdf)
ChangeDotOrg Petition


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UPDATED 07/24/2020 Assessing the US government response to the coronavirus Article by Daniel M. Gerstein; published in the Journal Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (article access is free until Oct 1, 2020)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A PostScript To The Putin Potus Puppet Pageantry

...awaiting special counsel's script or postscript for the Putin-POTUS (Pinocchio of the United States) puppet pageantry is neither desired nor required...Congress's duties are independent of the special counsel's duties...Congress must independently and transparently investigate...then publicly inform our citizens of all dimensions of the Putin-POTUS puppet pageantry perfidy...


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Ann Coulter Demands to Deliver State of the Union Address...


Pinocchio of the United States (POTUS)








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...let's see if our "independent and coequal" judicial branch joins the Republican Party's pursuit of ruses, artifices and gimmicks...

UPDATED 09/10/2019 NYT, C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

...you can't make this sh*t up...the CIA exfiltrates its  high-level Russian in place asset (aka spy) because the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. is also stunningly untrustworthy (aka high likelihood of betrayal)...the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party and its white racists supporters chant in the background "Make America Great"...the Democrats debate whether RAG Party members of the Senate will vote to rid our nation of its chaos-clown-in-chief...and the NRA and it Russian propaganda partner proclaim their First Amendment right to arm the next wave of mass shooters with an AK-47 or related assault weapon...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Him Control of Weather (NYT, Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say)



UPDATED 08/25/2019 Bloomberg, Trump Says ‘Certainly Possible’ Putin Could Be Invited to G-7

...more rectum-ramblings from the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...not even the puppeteer Putin cares about the rectum-ramblings of  the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...

...it's also “certainly possible” that neither puppeteer Putin nor the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. will be president during the 46th G7 Summit ...

...don't forget to laugh...TheOnion, David Koch Pumps Billions Of Dollars Into Campaign To Secure Antonin Scalia A Seat In The Holy Trinity...






UPDATED 07/23/2019 Reuters, U.S. Jury Finds Partner of Former Trump Adviser Guilty of Secretly Lobbying and CourthouseNews, Former Flynn Partner (Bijan Rafiekian or Kian) On Trial for Illegal Lobbying Charges

UPDATED 07/17/2019 CNN, Exclusive: Security Reports Reveal How Assange Turned An Embassy into A Command Post for Election Meddling

...
  • Summer 2016: The releases begin (from above CNN article)

  • June 14, 2016
    • Democratic National Committee announces it's been hacked and blames Russia.

  • June 19, 2016
    • Assange asks the Ecuadorian embassy to beef up his Internet connection.
    • Embassy staff give Assange technical support "for data transmission," according to the surveillance reports, and help install new equipment.
  • July 6, 2016
    • WikiLeaks asks Russian hackers for materials about Clinton "because the (Democratic National Convention) is approaching and she will solidify bernie (Sanders) supporters behind her after."
  • July 14, 2016
    • Russian hackers send encrypted files to WikiLeaks, titled "big archive."
    • Assange meets for hours with German hackers Andrew Müller-Maguhn and Bernd Fix.
  • July 18, 2016
    • Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland.
    • At the embassy, an Ecuadorian security guard abandons his post to receive a package outside the embassy from a man in disguise.
    • WikiLeaks tells the Russian hackers they got the files.
  • July 22, 2016
    • WikiLeaks releases more than 20,000 internal files from the Democratic National Committee.
  • ...
...
Disguised Person Delivers Package to Ecuador Embassy - July 18, 2016

... don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Democratic Congresswomen Urge Trump to Go Back to Russia...



UPDATED 03/23/2019 AP, Key Findings Coming Next as Mueller Wraps Russia-Trump Probe and USAToday, Waiting for the Mueller Report: Justice Department Will Not Reveal Conclusions of Russia Inquiry on Saturday

...regardless of what the special prosecutor's report says, our nation is being gravely injured by an unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. that requires the continuous attention of the authorities and citizenry...whether the injury is mortal is uncertain, but likely depends on how long an unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. continues...


...debating whether our citizenry can get access to the entire report or calling it "fake news", "hoax", "deep state conspiracy", partisan bias etc. or stalling until 2020 are symptoms of the grave injury...

UPDATED 03/18/2019 Atlantic, A Damaged Soul and a Disordered Personality and VanityFair, “His Condition Is Getting Worse”: Trump Spirals Online as His Presidency Reaches a Crisis Point and NYT, Tech Firm in Steele Dossier May Have Been Used by Russian Spies and NYT, Expert Report of Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI Consulting, Inc. and NYT (from Dec 2016), The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.

...now would be a good time for Congress to unanimously vote to publicly release the entire Mueller Report...then each of the 535 members should read the Mueller Report aloud on the floor of their respective chambers, ending each reading with the phrase ‘The President … Is Not Above the Law’...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Beto O’Rourke Rocked by Scandal as High-School Mixtape Appears to Include REO Speedwagon and TheOnion, New Iowa Poll Finds Majority Of Democrats Would Vote For Candidate Named ‘Bobby Cheeseburger’ and TheOnion, Trump Complains About Overly Complicated Controls Needed To Operate Modern-Day Doors




...timidity and obsequiousness are not required when conducting oversight of  POTUS: Pinocchio of the United States...neither are apologies to PUTUS's RNC-GOP cum RAG (Ruse, Artiface, and Gimmickry) Party apologists...

...don't forget to laugh...





...the 25 page memorandum references as attachments previously filed public facing documents...





...ah, can we nullify all POTUS's executive authority and petition the Supreme Court of the United States to annul the 2016 United States Presidential Election...you cannot democratically lead the same people you are conducting a memetic warfare campaign against...


...the special counsel office is very likely leaving to Congress, the New York South District, and others to end the tracing of Russian money flows...it is highly likely the special counsel has primary source evidence of POTUS's: Pinocchio of the United States motives independent of avarice or greed...

...is our Senate Intelligence Committee really looking for or expecting direct evidence of a conspiracy from a counter-intelligence investigation (e.g. a tweet from POTUS: Pinocchio of the United States to Putin saying:
"Your money and support has meant so much to me. You and friends can expect relief from the 'adoptions law' [stet] financial sanctions, shortly. Unfortunately I cannot poison the FBI director or saw him up as some have suggested, but I will fire him. All happiness in your retirement. Thank you POTUS:)"
...direct evidence is not required (some might say desired)...circumstantial facts and an unredacted publicly facing special counsel's report is enoughß...







ß  Congresspersons and others who evade their responsibility to guide our nation by hiding behind Mueller or worse POTUS: Pinocchio othe United States should immediately resign their office...no leadership is preferable.


...shaken by numerous investigation POTUS, Pinocchio of the United States focuses on [your guess is as good as mine]..."Pinocchio Harassment"?..you can't make this stuff up!..


UPDATED 01/31/2019 CourthouseNews, Trio of Russian Companies Overcome Treasury Sanctions

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Comes Out Strongly Against Intelligence and NewYorkerSatire , In Ominous Development for Trump, Roger Stone Gets Mueller Tattoo



DailyShow, The Government Shutdown Ends & Fox News Can’t Decide Whether Trump Won or Lost...hey, you might turn to the Bible too, if you were Pinocchio of the United States (POTUS) and your only remaining fox and friend has flipped on you...you might even urge your press prevaricator to begin telling all who will listen that "God" made you POTUS...





UPDATED 01/27/2019 AP, The Latest: Roger Stone Says He’ll Plead Not Guilty

...it seems useful to place this latest arrest within a context of decades of GOP-RNC cum RAG Party ruses rot, artifices, and gimmicks...the Putin-POTUS puppet pageantry perfidy is a few footfalls too many...we've come along way in four and a half decades:
"...People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook..."--Nixon, November 1973--
“...I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job...” --POTUS, Pinocchio of the United States to Russians visiting the Oval Office, May 2017--
...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Furious That F.B.I. Not Stopped by Shutdown and TheOnion, Judge Restricts Roger Stone’s Travel Between Fox News, InfoWars Studios While Released On Bond...






UPDATED 01/24/2019 Reuters, Deutsche Bank Queried by U.S. House Panels on Trump Ties













Originally Published January 22, 2019; Last Updated May 07, 2020; Last Republished May 07, 2020: