March 5, 2021

TAMARA KEEL: “Funnily enough, I’ve never noticed a single Chevy commercial ever mentioning that it’s illegal to operate their products in at least fifty states without a driver’s license, yet I don’t see the NYT clutching their pearls at General Motors’ ad agency. Anyhow, the point of the lawsuit isn’t to win, it’s to go on a hunt for something that, quite frankly, probably isn’t there. . . . Still, though, I wouldn’t want you rifling through my emails for stuff to cut-and-paste out of context, either. Would you want me rummaging through your stuff, Mr. Grewal?”

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 5 Great Types of Shotgun for Personal Defense.

21ST CENTURY HEADLINES: ‘Space hurricane’ that rained electrons observed for the first time.

IT DIDN’T WALK THERE BY ITSELF: How Did This Skull End Up All Alone in a Cave in Italy? We Finally Have an Answer.

GETTING ABDUCTED BY ALIENS IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO GET A MANDATORY ANAL PROBE: Passengers Arriving in Beijing And Shanghai Being Forced To Undergo Covid-19 Anal Swab Testing.

BIDEN VOTERS POSTING THEIR L’S ONLINE:

Shot: Why Joe Biden Might Be the Best Bet to Beat Trump.

—Andrew Sullivan, New York magazine, May 3rd, 2019.

Chaser:

(Classical reference in headline.)

FAKE NEWS FROM AL JAZEERA: Sorry, but I take this one personally. As many of you know, last year, I co-chaired the “No on Proposition 16” campaign here in California. I was also the campaign’s second largest donor (behind the first highest by 1 cent), even though I am by no stretch of the imagination a wealthy woman. Our campaign was outspent by about 14 to 1. We tried as best we could to make up for that disadvantage by working 14 times as hard. And somehow, we managed to win. (It helped a lot that California voters agreed with us .)

Al Jazeera, however, has managed to find an American academic who attributes Proposition 16’s defeat to the supposed big money financing of an “anti-affirmative action industry.” I know … it’s just Al Jazeera.   What was I expecting?  Still, it’s annoying.  I assume I’m not supposed to cuss on this blog, so I’d better stop now …

WHY ARE STEREOTYPES SO PERSISTENT? Research shows dating stereotypes still exist in the virtual world.

BLAME AMERICA FIRST (LAST AND ALWAYS): U.S. Adversaries Weaponize Woke Politics.

China responded to international criticism about the Uighur genocide on Monday by pledging to submit a “report on human-rights violations in the United States” that will discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Russia, meanwhile, convinced Amnesty International in late February to revoke the “prisoner of conscience” label from Russian dissident Alexei Navalny by disseminating his decade-old anti-immigrant comments.

American rivals—from China to Russia to Iran—are using terms out of the woke dictionary, such as “white supremacy” and “systemic racism,” to peddle propaganda in the United States. Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said the progressive rhetoric allows propagandists to deflect criticism about their authoritarian politics and sow discord in America.

“This is a two-fer for them: It can sow dissent and unrest here, and then it can let them say to their own people, ‘Look how unruly and violent democracy can be,'” Gonzalez told the Washington Free Beacon. “It makes the conduct of our foreign policy much harder, in places like Hong Kong or Xinjiang for example.”

The Woke Left empowers autocrats at home and abroad.

GOD PUT THE REPUBLICANS ON EARTH TO CUT TAXES: House Republicans Working to Block New ‘Wall Street Tax’ Proposals.

(Classical reference in headline.)

I BLAME PREHISTORIC SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES: Global warming led to ancient mass extinction event, scientists say. “According to new research, a rise of greenhouse gases 250 million years ago led to the disappearance of most life on Earth.”

Exclusive video of the culprit most likely responsible:

WHERE THINGS STAND:

WITHOUT COPS, NOBODY GETS TO WORK: Except criminals, of course. It’s an important point that rarely gets made, as J. Warner Wallace reminds us. Lots of folks who happen to be Members of Congress ought to think about this, too.

21ST CENTURY HOUSING: Nation’s First 3D-Printed Homes for Sale Hit Austin Market. “ Logan Architecture designed the one-of-a-kind homes using ICON’s Vulcan construction system to deliver sustainable, resilient, and aesthetically pleasing housing. The first floor of these highly energy efficient homes were 3D printed using ICON’s advanced material that the company says is stronger and longer lasting than traditional building materials.”

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: A cyberpunk scene at SpaceX’s launch facilities: A robot dog inspected the wreckage of a Starship rocket prototype.

YES, THE WHOLE “POPULATION BOMB” THING WAS AT BEST MASS HYSTERIA AND AT WORST DELIBERATE DISINFORMATION: Experts sound the alarm on declining birth rates among younger generations: “It’s a crisis.”

But it’s not just misinformation. Testosterone levels show steady decrease among young US men. And pretty much everywhere else.

Flashback: I was blogging about the coming global baby bust when InstaPundit was shiny and new: Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born.

Related: The Parent Trap.

MY NEW YORK POST COLUMN: America’s elites are waging class war on workers and small biz.

JIM TREACHER: Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter (Again).

Hey, at least he hasn’t punched anybody! Yet.

This is one of those Too Online stories that makes me grateful for these new COVID vaccines, because it’s proof that everybody’s been cooped up way too long. I mean, I just wrote an entire blog post about a famously mercurial actor quitting a social media platform (again) because he said something even dumber than usual (again). And you just read it all the way to the end.

Go outside already!

Sound advice.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: Research finds 14% of mobile apps leave user data in unsecured servers.

“FEMINIST MALES” ARE THE WORST: Cuomo once boasted of signing bill to protect women from predators on campus.

GOOD LORD: Great Balls of Fire! Judges Gone Wild in the Missouri Judiciary Make Telenovelas Look Humdrum. “Judge Douglas Beach and Judge Erin Burlison have skeletons in their closets, too. For instance, Beach is a former judge on the St. Louis County Circuit Court and now works at JAMS, a mediation company that Zellweger orders petitioners in her courtroom to use at the exorbitant price of $1,200 down and $450 an hour. A whistleblower attorney in St. Louis contacted PJ Media confidentially to tell the public what is really happening in St. Louis courts. This attorney with ten years of experience told PJM, ‘If a litigant cannot pay the amount ordered, a judge has contempt power to strike all the litigant’s pleadings from a case.’ In other words, if you can’t pay for justice, you aren’t getting it. Is that what you thought justice was in America? Due process in Saint Louis County appears to be gasping for its last breath, if not dead.”

ON THE GRENADE RANGE: An Army sergeant prepares to hurl a hand grenade during the 2021 Best Warrior Competition held at Florence Military Reservation, Arizona.

SO COLLEGES ARE CLOSED, YET THE STUDENTS ARE LEARNING SOMETHING ABOUT THE WORLD: Students say colleges remaining closed is politically motivated.

“WAS THIS IN MAGA COUNTRY?” Washington State Man who accused police of racial profiling called the cops on himself.

SOMEBODY IN THE COMMENTS recommended The Dawlish Chronicles a while back and I’m reading the series now. Good, Victorian naval fun.

UGH:

MIKE POMPEO TELLS HUGH HEWITT, he’s all-in on an all-out boycott of China’s 2022 Olympics.

IT’S A MYSTERY: Why is Amazon Stock Down?

Related: I Haven’t Used Amazon For Almost 3 Months And I Don’t Miss It One Bit.

Get woke, go broke?

GOOD ADVICE: Do not let the Washington Post raise your sons.

FANTASTIC VOYAGE: This start-up is building tiny injectable robots to attack tumors. “Backed by $20 million in venture capital funding and building off recent advances in robotics and precision manufacturing, the Culver City, Calif., company is developing a device the size of a breadcrumb that doctors can insert into the spine or skull and magnetically steer to a target to deliver a precise dose of drugs. The plan is to move to clinical trials by 2023.”

No Raquel Welch?

BYRON YORK: Developing some perspective on the Capitol riot.

In the last few days we’ve seen a series of hearings in the House and Senate on the January 6 riot at the Capitol. After all the talk, we still don’t know some of the basic facts of the riot, especially the circumstances surrounding the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, the only law enforcement officer and only non-rioter to die in the violence. But in spite of the gaps in our knowledge, a sense of perspective on the riot — Who was involved? What did they think they were doing? — has begun to emerge.

First, the riot is often referred to as an “armed insurrection.” A search of the Nexis database of newspapers, websites, and cable news transcripts finds 2,339 times since January 6 in which the riot was described as an “armed insurrection.” On many other occasions, the rioters were described simply as “armed.” But the description requires an asterisk that is rarely, if ever, applied. A small number of the rioters did indeed have baseball bats or bear spray, and a few used flagsticks or even, in one case, a crutch as weapons to assault Capitol police. But the armed insurrectionists did not use any firearms. Before January 6, if anyone heard the phrase “armed insurrection,” he or she might have assumed guns were involved. At the Capitol riot, they weren’t.

The whole thing was wildly overblown to suit the Democrats’ and media’s agenda. Much of what we were told was false, and often outright dishonest. Republicans allowed themselves to be bulldozed into going along for reasons of “decency.” As usual, the decency was a sham.

Related: Senate Sick of FBI Stonewalling.

WHICH INSTITUTION WILL PIVOT NEXT? When Bethany Christian Services caved to the Cancel Culture’s pressure to allow gay couples to adopt children without parents, it marked a hugely significant pivot by a major player in America’s culture wars, according to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler, Jr:

“Bethany’s surrender exemplifies the growing cultural pressures from the LGBTQ community and the looming threat of the Equality Act. The moral revolution is now firmly established in the Democratic majorities in Congress and in the White House, where President Biden is proudly leading the charge for what are presented as LGBTQ rights, but would actually mean a near total restructuring of society. The consequence is a legislative agenda designed to coerce Americans into the celebration of the LGBTQ agenda.”

Four more years of this will not end well.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: California Is Lost, Getting Rid of Newsom Won’t Save It. “I’ve been writing for years that conservatives should never get too excited about getting Democrats we don’t like out of office because there is almost always someone worse waiting in the wings as a replacement. It’s almost guaranteed that whomever would replace Newsom would be another Democrat, and that’s not a pretty sight in California.”

BOOK BANNING in the age of Amazon.

‘NEANDERTHAL THINKING:’

For anyone who has followed Joe Biden’s political career, the image he presented of himself during the 2020 campaign was a laughable contrivance. Biden as paternalistic bridge-builder with an inviolable commitment to courtesy and collegiality made for a strong contrast with his compulsively churlish opponent. But the president was never the “good cop” he pretended to be.

We got a fleeting glimpse of the real Joe Biden on Wednesday following the edict of two Republican governors that will lift many statewide COVID restrictions. “I think it’s a big mistake,” Biden said of the decision by the governors of Texas and Mississippi to ease pandemic-related proscriptions, including mask mandates. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

It would have been foolish if, for example, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told his constituents that “everything’s fine” and Texans should “take off your mask” and “forget” about the pandemic. But that wasn’t what he said, nor is that likely to be the outcome of his state’s policies.

What Abbott announced was that “all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100 percent.” The executive orders put in place during the pandemic, including masking requirements, would be rescinded because “people and businesses don’t need the state telling them how to operate.” It would have been a premature declaration of victory over the pandemic if Abbott had stopped there. But he didn’t.

Abbott also urged Texans to exercise “personal vigilance.” “Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility,” the governor added. While his orders will foreclose on criminal penalties for people who do not wear masks, businesses can still impose masking requirements on their patrons and deny them service if they do not comply. Biden’s reaction to the move might lead you to believe that Texas is the first state in the Union to withdraw such edicts and that reckless mouth-breathing troglodytes will soon overrun the state as a result. In fact, Texas is now the 15th state without a universal masking ordinance. It joins states such as Georgia, Arizona, and Florida where, despite the occasional viral video to the contrary, masking is a self-reinforcing social norm just as it is in much of the country.

Meanwhile in Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont’s Big Reopening Move Drops Capacity Limits for Restaurants, Retail, Offices.

Will Biden call this decision by a Democrat governor neanderthal thinking as well?

Related: Shock: Hateful MSNBC Floats Withholding Emergency Services to Texas.

More: Texas Governor Abbott to Biden: Don’t Tell Me Not To Open the State When You’re Flooding Texas With Covid-Positive Illegal Aliens.

MAYBE I’M OLD-SCHOOL, BUT I’M NOT A FAN OF SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE: Tesla and other carmakers want you to pay monthly for feature subscriptions.

AND NOT BY ACCIDENT: Academic Freedom Is Withering On College Campuses.

Hypothesis: “Academic freedom” was constructed as a notion in order to protect communists and other leftists who worked in education from responses by non-leftists. Now that it’s no longer needed, because leftists are thoroughly in control of those institutions, it’s being discarded.

HOW TOO MANY PEOPLE THINK TODAY: “Does your state allow steak to be served medium rare? No Medicare for you!”

CUOMO ADVISERS ALTERED REPORT ON COVID-19 NURSING-HOME DEATHS:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers successfully pushed state health officials to strip a public report of data showing that more nursing-home residents had died of Covid-19 than the administration had acknowledged, according to people with knowledge of the report’s production.

The July report, which examined the factors that led to the spread of the virus in nursing homes, focused only on residents who died inside long-term-care facilities, leaving out those who had died in hospitals after becoming sick in nursing homes. As a result, the report said 6,432 nursing-home residents had died—a significant undercount of the death toll attributed to the state’s most vulnerable population, the people said. The initial version of the report said nearly 10,000 nursing-home residents had died in New York by July last year, one of the people said.

The changes Mr. Cuomo’s aides and health officials made to the nursing-home report, which haven’t been previously disclosed, reveal that the state possessed a fuller accounting of out-of-facility nursing-home deaths as early as the summer. The Health Department resisted calls by state and federal lawmakers, media outlets and others to release the data for another eight months.

State officials now say more than 15,000 residents of nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities were confirmed or presumed to have died from Covid-19 since March of last year—counting both those who died in long-term-care facilities and those who died later in hospitals. That figure is about 50% higher than earlier official death tolls.

Mr. Cuomo now faces mounting political pressure over both his administration’s handling of the pandemic in nursing homes and accusations that he sexually harassed two former staffers. Republicans and some Democrats have called for the governor to resign from office or be impeached.

As Amber Athey wrote on Tuesday: Cuomo’s problem isn’t #MeToo. It’s killing old people.

Related: ‘Thank God for Andrew Cuomo’: A Timeline Of CNN’s Adoring Coverage Of Andrew Cuomo.

The adoration wasn’t just from CNN, of course:

JOE BIDEN’S RETURN TO NORMALCY: U.S. Capitol May Stay Militarized Well Into Spring.

GEORGE KORDA: WORDCRIME AND PUNISHMENT. “She will not be attending the university this fall.”

FROM SAM SCHALL:  Risen from Ashes.

 

As a Marine, Ashlyn Shaw knows the day might come when she would not return from a mission. As an officer in the Fuerconese Marine Corps, she’s faced the difficult duty of sending the men and women under her command to their deaths. Both are nightmares she, and so many like her, live with. War is a cruel and costly endeavor, but one well worth the cost if it means keeping their homeworld free.

What Ash wasn’t prepared for was betrayal. Betrayal by members of her own government. Betrayal by certain members of the military. Betrayal by supposed allies. Betrayals that cost the lives of too many she cared for.

Unluckily for her enemies, that betrayal has cut too deeply to be allowed to go unpunished. Her enemies will soon learn how foolish they were to push her too far.

SHOCKED, SHOCKED, SHOCKED:  ‘Coming 2 America’ – Weak, Woke and Wholly Unnecessary.

THIS IS THE MOST ACCOMMODATING AND TOLERANT COUNTRY IN THE WORLD:  We The Different.

If we lose this, if we let it become like the rest of the world, all the eccentrics and different, all the outliers and those who stick out will be in real trouble.  And the engine of creativity will stop.

TAXING BLOOMBERG AT 1000 PER CENT IS VITAL TO SAVE THE WORLD:  Bloomberg: “600% Gain in Carbon Prices Vital to Rein in Global Warming”.

Also in the name of sanity, someone duct tape his mouth. Or at least tell him to shut up.

A BILLION YEARS IS SOON. THESE INUMERATE IDIOTS WILL BE THE DEATH OF US:  “Earth’s Oxygen is Rapidly Running Out…” We’re Doomed!

YOU CANNOT TRUST CHINA – CHINA IS A-HOLE:  US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts.

And no matter what our relations with China, the Middle Kingdom has never done more than pay lip service to the foreign devils obsession with the weather gods and their appeasement.

RED STATE RESOURCEFULNESS:  Seven-year-old sells lemonade to fund her own brain surgery.

And this, dear leftists are why we’re down, but we’ll never be out. You’ll never pin us down and have your way with America.

WHEN HAS THEIR ADVICE EVER BEEN WRONG?  CDC warns to avoid indoor gatherings this St. Patrick’s Day.

Oh yeah. On Winnie the flu, every single time. Green beer with friends it is.

SOMEBODY OUGHT TO – AND FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AMERICA’S DOJ IS OCCUPIEDUK launches antitrust probe into Apple’s App Store.

AND THEY’LL ALL GO DOWN TOGETHER WHEN THEY GO:  eBay Pulling Listings of Canceled Dr. Seuss Books Because They Violate the ‘Offensive Material Policy’.

THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER IS AN ACTIVE ENEMY OF THE CONSTITUTION:  Southern Poverty Law Center Pushing Biden to Implement ‘Curriculum on Structural Racism’.

WELL! HOW CAN THEY KEEP LYING WHEN THERE ARE RECORDINGS?  YouTube Purges Trump’s CPAC Speech, Suspends Right Side Broadcasting For Posting It.

UPPER EDUCATION IMPLOSION UPDATE:  Smith College President: Damaging racism hoax exposed by NY Times was matter of “perspective”.

IT’S TIME TO STAND UP; IT’S TIME TO NOT GIVE AN INCH; IT’S TIME TO BUYCOTT:  Fighting Back Against Cancel Culture.

SHADES OF SEINFELD. THE VACCINE NAZIS SAY “NO VACCINE FOR YOU”:  Kelly admin calls withholding vaccines ‘enforcement mechanism’.

March 4, 2021

MY NEW YORK POST COLUMN: America’s elites are waging class war on workers and small biz.

SHH. DON’T TELL THEM. A liberal analyst’s warning: Liberal elites are driving minority voters from Democratic Party.

OPEN THREAD: Think different.

THAT’S CERTAINLY THE GOAL: Pelosi’s election ‘reform’ would make 2020’s chaos the norm.

I THINK OF SPACEX AS STILL IN ITS YOUTH: ‘Liftoff’: Eric Berger’s tale of the wild years of SpaceX’s youth.

IT’S THE ONLY WAY ANYONE WILL EVER READ IT: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson forces Senate to read all 628 pages of Biden’s COVID bill aloud.

HOW’S THAT SPACE PROGRAM COMING ALONG? Asteroid as big as Golden Gate Bridge to pass Earth ahead of spring.

CANCEL CULTURE FAIL: Dr. Seuss Dominates Amazon Charts.

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Almost 40% of university students surveyed are addicted to their phones.

CUOMO DIDN’T JUST KILL GRANDMAS: Father’s death in New York nursing home leaves daughter ‘beyond angry with the governor.’ “Arbeeny was one of nearly 15,000 nursing home residents who died in the wake of the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo administration’s March 25 directive that barred nursing homes from refusing people just because they had COVID-19. . . . One month to the day after the order was put in effect, April 25, Arbeeny died.”

THEY DON’T CALL HIM “FREDO” FOR NOTHING: Why Andrew Cuomo is falling on all fronts.

Then there’s his brother Chris, known as “the other Fredo.” Michael wouldn’t have gotten in this situation:

He could legitimately claim that the harassment allegations remain just that — if he himself hadn’t loudly insisted that due process wasn’t necessary in past cases, from the dubious accusations against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and former Assemblyman Micah Kellner to the far more serious ones against late Assemblyman Vito Lopez and others.

More important, his dodging and distraction on the nursing-home scandal no longer work: Emerson found a full 45 percent of voters say he should resign now over his deadly handling of that issue.

His arbitrary use of his emergency powers — special low-capacity rules for city eateries only, setting bar- and restaurant-closing hours, insisting that even winery patrons order “substantial food” and so on, all with zero basis in science — also ate away at the public’s trust.

As for the Legislature: Cuomo’s made a lot of enemies over the years, from his cynical and deceptive handling of pay raises to his hard-knuckle manipulation of factions in both parties to his regular outmaneuvering of the angry left.

And now that he’s wounded and bleeding, those enemies no longer fear him.

It’s better to be feared than loved, until people don’t fear you anymore.

REMEMBER WHEN THEY TOLD US THINGS WOULD GET LESS CRAZY IN 2021?

NEVER TRUST A “MALE FEMINIST:” Cuomo’s alleged harassment “derailed” aide’s career, lawyer says.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared.” Who wouldn’t?

BUT OF COURSE. Earlier this year I purchased an expensive, fancy competition-oriented Sig. So now Sig has come out with a more expensive, fancy competition-oriented Sig.

SPOILER ALERT: SHE WASN’T THE VICTIM. Cop-Hating Portland City Councilor Involved in Hit-and-Run Accident. “PJ Media reached out to Hardesty’s office for comment, but the number listed on her city website is disconnected.”

WHY YOUNG PEOPLE are having less sex.

WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE ’21? White House curbs press, public access as Biden struggles with public demands of job.

A CNN report last month stated that the president regularly returns to his private residence at 7:00 p.m. each day and is “more of an early-to-bed type” than both Obama and Trump. Biden has thus far failed to host a single West Wing news conference, though the White House hosts daily news briefings.

The president became well-known over the course of his presidential campaign for having difficulties speaking publicly, so much so that the New York Times in 2019 ran a feature report on his struggles to give public addresses. A fifty-year veteran of Washington politics, Biden has logged hundreds and hundreds of hours of public speaking, where he has been known to make gaffes on occasion, such as his remark in 2007 that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.”

His latest struggles, meanwhile, often appear less gaffe-like and more fundamental, such as at a recent Pentagon appearance when he struggled with teleprompter-fed words such as “Tuskegee,” “because of,” “defeated” and “dishonor.”

But no mean tweets, so there’s that.

LIVE IN FIVE… FOUR… THREE…‘Five O’Clock Somewhere’ with Kruiser, Preston, VodkaPundit.

BRYAN PRESTON, JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE VET: ‘Seven Minutes of Horror’ – How the Mars Rover’s Batteries Survived Landing and Keep Perseverance Rolling and Flying.

And my latest is for our VIP supporters. WANTED: 8 Civilian Crewmembers for a Private SpaceX Flight Around the Moon.

I signed up for a (very small) chance at joining the crew.

SPOILER: IT’S THE SUN. Scientists locate source of hazardous, high-energy solar particles.

I HAD BEEN ASSURED VOTER FRAUD WAS A MYTH: Notary Arrested, Charged With Voter Fraud In Connection With Aberdeen Alderman Election.

In his ruling, the judge said that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots cast in the June runoff were not valid and should never have been counted. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner by a 37 vote margin. Robert Devaull challenged the results in court.

Judge Weill found many irregularities with absentee ballots. He issued a bench warrant for notary Dallas Jones, who notarized absentee ballots. During a hearing, Jones admitted violating notary duties.

“When you have an absentee ballot, there’s an envelope, you vote, fold the ballot, put it in an envelope, lick the flap, sign across the flap, then notary signs your election certificate, she testified that she didn’t sign in front of anybody, didn’t see anybody sign it, she just notarized it, just stamped them,” said Lydia Quarles, attorney for Robert Devaull.

In fact, Jones testified that she was called to the home of then Alderwoman Lady Garth in June to correct her father’s absentee ballot paperwork. While there, Jones testified she notarized “about 30 something ballots.”

The judge also found that 83 regular ballots were counted without being initialed by election workers.

Those are big numbers for a small election.

EBAY BANNING SALES OF NOW-FORBIDDEN DR. SEUSS BOOKS. This isn’t normal or reasonable and don’t let them gaslight you into thinking it is. This is warped and un-American and the people pushing it should be ashamed.

CAVEAT EMPTOR, SUCKERS, A RICK WILSON JOINT: After 3+ years, $65k in crowdfunding, Lincoln Project co-founder mum on promised anti-Trump film.

I’M SIGNED UP FOR STARLINK WHEN THEY OPEN UP IN MY AREA: SpaceX successfully launches 20th Starlink mission.

BLOOD ON BIDEN’S HANDS: SUV Crammed With 25 Migrants Crashes; at Least 13 Dead.

MORE EVIDENCE: Study reveals blood type may increase risk for COVID-19 infection.

A WORTHY CAUSE: Campaign raises repair funds for USS The Sullivans.

Park officials are now focused on raising $1 million needed for permanent repairs to the historic USS The Sullivans.

The plan to permanently repair the hull of the USS The Sullivans requires a full underwater team of divers that will apply an epoxy coating to the entire exterior hull of the ship. The process which creates a water-tight barrier that strengthens and protects the thin steel of the hull from further deterioration is expected to take 3-4 months to complete.

The Naval Park is now extending the All Hands On Deck campaign to Save the Sullivans with a goal of raising the $1,000,000 it needs to permanently repair the USS The Sullivans. Contributions can be made securely online at keepingourshipsafloat.org.

It’s a terrific museum ship in need of a little TLC.

TYLER COWEN: My history of manual labor.

Plus, his teenage insights on labor economics.

GOOD ADVICE: Go Back To Ignoring the CDC’s Impractically Cautious Guidance. “It’s important to keep in mind that the CDC has always urged people to follow impractically cautious health guidelines. For instance, the CDC currently recommends that men consume no more than two alcoholic drinks and that women consume no more than one drink, each day. The agency’s clear preference is for people not to consume alcohol at all. It recommends that all women who possess the capacity to be pregnant abstain from drinking entirely. It would be very funny, then, if the CDC suddenly published guidance that it was once again safe to flock to bars and restaurants. That’s not something the CDC believed, even in normal times. If COVID-19 vanished from the earth overnight, government health officials would still urge you to never eat raw cookie dough.”

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