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Proposal: you can't have your name added to Presidential ballot papers unless you recite the entire Constitution from memory, without a break or any assistance. You don't have to get it right on the first go, but you do have to be word-perfect in public at least once. If you never succeed, you can be a write-in candidate, but that's all.

#uspolitics #aftertrump
 
... when you call yourself a "Tea Party" patriot, so you feel compelled to defend real Americans, like the British Monarchy (no, not the American one, she's black) ...

#USPolitics #Politics #Whatever
 
A timeline of QAnon beliefs. Some interesting things to note include:

1) There was no consistency or coherency of thought - instead there were lots of simultaneous contradictory beliefs, with any one person able to enthusiastically believe one thing one moment and the opposite the next

2) A lot of QAnon folks were already wanting to kill Vice President Mike Pence before all the stuff that got Trump to turn on him.

A lot of this stuff is comprehensible for me in terms of similarity to Christianist "End Times" beliefs. But some of it is just so nonsensical I have to turn to SNL's The Guy Who Plays Mr. Belvedere Fan Club to wrap my brain around it.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/politics/qanon/qanon-trump-parler-gab-conspiracy-theories-inauguration-day/

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 

How Conservative Activists Catfished Twitter | Gizmodo

Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade. He’s done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker, meaning he has missed out on the tech giants’ storied perks, benefits and job security. So when he was approached last April by a recruiter from a company called Tech Jobs Box about a full-time job, he was intrigued.

A woman named Kelly Dale contacted him via LinkedIn promising that “salary and benefits would be competitive.”

“It really hooked me,” Norai told me last month.

After a brief phone conversation, Dale said he seemed like a great candidate and set up in-person interviews with her colleague and an investor in the company. Those went well and for four months last year, Norai thought he had a new job. He was in regular communication with his new colleagues, meeting up with them for dinner, drinks, and a baseball game, but they kept pushing his start date back, saying they were securing office space and finalizing funding.

But in fact, there was no job. Tech Jobs Box wasn’t a real company. Kelly Dale and the rest of his new “colleagues” were actually operatives for Project Veritas, a conservative investigative group founded by James O’Keefe that specializes in secretly recording people.
https://gizmodo.com/how-conservative-activists-catfished-twitter-1823533394

#scams #conservatives #twitter #tech #USPolitics
 

How Conservative Activists Catfished Twitter | Gizmodo

Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade. He’s done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker, meaning he has missed out on the tech giants’ storied perks, benefits and job security. So when he was approached last April by a recruiter from a company called Tech Jobs Box about a full-time job, he was intrigued.

A woman named Kelly Dale contacted him via LinkedIn promising that “salary and benefits would be competitive.”

“It really hooked me,” Norai told me last month.

After a brief phone conversation, Dale said he seemed like a great candidate and set up in-person interviews with her colleague and an investor in the company. Those went well and for four months last year, Norai thought he had a new job. He was in regular communication with his new colleagues, meeting up with them for dinner, drinks, and a baseball game, but they kept pushing his start date back, saying they were securing office space and finalizing funding.

But in fact, there was no job. Tech Jobs Box wasn’t a real company. Kelly Dale and the rest of his new “colleagues” were actually operatives for Project Veritas, a conservative investigative group founded by James O’Keefe that specializes in secretly recording people.
https://gizmodo.com/how-conservative-activists-catfished-twitter-1823533394

#scams #conservatives #twitter #tech #USPolitics
 

Bombshell report links Trump insiders to Washington rally that led to Capitol riots | The Independent

At least three people from the campaign team of Donald Trump allegedly played a key role in organising the rally in Washington that culminated in a deadly assault on the US Capitol building, belying the campaign’s claim that they did “organise, operate or finance” the event.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/capitol-riots-trump-rally-mulvaney-b1788720.html

#capitol #trump #DonaldTrump #riot #riots #washington #politics #USPolitics #USCapitol
 

Bombshell report links Trump insiders to Washington rally that led to Capitol riots | The Independent

At least three people from the campaign team of Donald Trump allegedly played a key role in organising the rally in Washington that culminated in a deadly assault on the US Capitol building, belying the campaign’s claim that they did “organise, operate or finance” the event.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/capitol-riots-trump-rally-mulvaney-b1788720.html

#capitol #trump #DonaldTrump #riot #riots #washington #politics #USPolitics #USCapitol
 

Bombshell report links Trump insiders to Washington rally that led to Capitol riots | The Independent

At least three people from the campaign team of Donald Trump allegedly played a key role in organising the rally in Washington that culminated in a deadly assault on the US Capitol building, belying the campaign’s claim that they did “organise, operate or finance” the event.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/capitol-riots-trump-rally-mulvaney-b1788720.html

#capitol #trump #DonaldTrump #riot #riots #washington #politics #USPolitics #USCapitol
 
It's the last chance for me to comment before the impeachment process formally begins, so here goes.

Sending a lynch mob to threaten legislators in the hope of overturning election results is Fascism. It's not like Fascism, it's not borderline Fascism, it's not reminiscent of Fascism; it's the real thing.

There's no middle ground when it comes to Fascism. If you're not clearly against it, you're helping it. This was the hard lesson of World War 2.

The Republican Party would like to recover those 74 million voters without having to keep Trump. It is important that Trumpism is destroyed; and it's relatively unimportant to punish Trump.

The worst possible outcome would be to keep Trumpism alive under a new leader. The best possible outcome would be to convert the Trumpists into conservatives.

Therefore, I am hopeful that the US will create a Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which will allow Trump and his senior lieutenants and enablers to avoid punishment, on condition that they come clean about all the lies, manipulation, and abuses. I am hopeful that the lies can be stopped at source by using existing anti-sedition laws to force the likes of Newsmax to choose between prison and truthfulness about the election. Many voters will stay radicalized, but many more can be brought back to American values. It's a matter of exposing them to the truth and reminding them of the values they should be proud of (e.g. Rule of Law, Democracy, Equal Rights, Republican Form of Government).

That won't be the end of it, of course. Fascism has an enduring appeal for people who don't see where it leads to. The people of the US (and of everywhere else in Western civilization) need a crash course in resisting disinformation. American culture is normally very suspicious of public education campaigns, but there's an urgent need for it right now.

#impeachment #trumpism #uspolitics
 
Twitter's gonna kick out Trump sock puppets so many times, the next Trump sock puppet wannabe is gonna feel it.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
Image/Photo
A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 
Image/Photo
A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 
Image/Photo
A reminder, since this photo has been going around.

Yes, this was the police response to the Black Lives Matter protests. But this isn’t at the US Capitol, this photo was taken at The Lincoln Memorial. Behind these cops isn’t a building full of government leaders and staff. Behind them is a gigantic statue of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s right. The President who freed the slaves and waged a literal war against the white supremacists.

So maybe you’re confused.

Maybe you’re thinking, “All these SWAT cops are protecting Abraham Lincoln from Black Lives Matter? WTF?”

No. They’re not protecting a statue of Abraham Lincoln from BLM. They are protecting those steps from BLM. They’re preventing this historic steps from being used by BLM to make historic speeches.

That’s what they were there for. Martin Luther King Jr made his most famous and influential speech on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial. That’s what these SWAT cops were there to prevent. They were there to prevent BLM from using these steps to make another influential speech. They were there to stifle free speech, not to “protect” the memorial most beloved by BLM supporters.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal #BLM #BlackLivesMatter
 
Imagine if Trump put Giuliani in charge of his mob. They probably would have invaded the wrong building!

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
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#uspolitics
 

Trump has lost Georgia so many times that the next Trump wannabee is gonna feel it


#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
So. I posted this two months ago, on November 5th: https://pluspora.com/posts/529799d001e40139ebf4005056264835

Since then:

1) Biden won decisively with over 300 Electoral votes and a multi-million vote margin mandate, breaking the back of Republican support in the Mid-West

2) We flipped Georgia blue. In fact, Trump has lost in Georgia so many times that the next Trump-wannabe is gonna feel it.

3) Looks like two Democratic Senators, flipping the Senate.

I wasn't predicting this, but I did note it was entirely possible.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
The polls look promising - Democratic candidate Warnock is a bit ahead; Democratic candidate Ossoff is tied. It's going to come down to turnout, it looks like. Which right now is REALLY difficult to predict in Georgia. We've got some number of Republicans vowing to boycott the election, which is ... bonkers. Not that I'm going to complain if it ultimately has a good result, but still ... wow.

My point is - this is definitely winnable. Right now, there is no clear favorite for which side will control the Senate. If I had to put money down, I'd guesstimate 1:1 odds.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/georgia-senate-polls/

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 
"The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump," Sidney Powell, one of Mr Trump's lawyers, told Fox Business Network on Thursday.
To be clear, it's unconstitutional for State legislatures to override the popular vote. The federal Constitution gives legislatures the power to set the rules for choosing Electors, but it doesn't give them the power to change the rules ex post facto. The federal Constitution also reserves to the US Congress the power to set the "Time of chusing the Electors", and the Congress has done so (in 3 USC §1), and that Time is now in the past.

Complicating the matter slightly is that the Congress has also enacted 3 USC §2, which supposedly allows State legislatures to set new rules where the State "has failed to make a choice on the appointed day". But no States have failed to choose. The results are merely controversial. If the people of a State choose one candidate's Electors, and the legislature rejects their choice in favour of another candidate's Electors, then it probably also violates the Republican Form Of Government clause in the federal Constitution. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are obstacles here too.

The political game, at this point, is to brazen through these legal barriers, break all the rules, convince Republican-controlled legislatures in Biden-voting States to make illegal appointments of Electors, have the sham Electors produce illegal ballots, and finally to have the Congress dishonestly throw out the real ballots. In that situation, Trump wouldn't have to reach 270 votes, nor would he even have to receive more than Biden. He would need only 1 vote, and he would need to limit Biden to 269 votes; then, the power to elect the President would devolve to The House of Representatives, voting strictly by State. The only way that plan can work is by the total collapse of the USA's political institutions; in which case, why would it really matter who becomes President?

#uspolitics #shenanigans
 
Notice: It is possible that by the end of this, Biden will have won decisively with over 300 Electoral votes and a multi-million vote margin mandate, the Democrats will have broken the back of Republican support in the Mid-West, and flipped Georgia blue with two Democratic Senators, flipping the Senate. I'm not predicting this, but it's entirely possible.

We need to stop acting like we lost or that this election wasn't a repudiation of Trump. Look at the popular vote. It is a repudiation of Trump. It's possible that it will be a complete electoral disaster for the Republicans who utterly failed to live up to their duties.

We need to act like victors. We need to act like we deserved and earned victory, because we damn well did. And the Republicans damn well deserve defeat and ignominy for what they have and haven't done.

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
 

Biden Confirms Trump’s Devastating Attack That He’ll Listen To Scientists: ‘…Yes’


This headline is NOT The Onion.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/biden-confirms-trumps-devastating-attack-that-hell-listen-to-scientists-yes

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
Biden Confirms Trump’s Devastating Attack That He’ll Listen To Scientists: ‘…Yes’
 
“He didn’t take the necessary precautions to protect himself or others,” Biden said at a campaign event on Friday. “The longer Donald Trump is President, the more reckless he gets. How can we trust him to protect this country?”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-has-yet-to-publicly-confirm-negative-covid-test-ahead-of-second-balcony-stunt

#USPolitics #Politics #Progressive #Liberal
Trump Has Yet To Publicly Confirm Negative COVID Test Ahead Of Second Balcony Stunt
 

Why Brexit Happened | LinkedIn | Lloyd Hardy

Charles Koch, a fossil fuel industry leader worth an estimated $47.5 Billion, believes in a world with no taxes, no health service, no state pension, no minimum wage, no sick leave, no disability support, no welfare system, no police, no foreign aid, no financial or climate change regulation. His Far-Right Libertarian politics are a vision of the very un-British 'survival of the fittest'. If this were just only in his head, it wouldn't be so dangerous - but using Brexit as a vehicle, Far-Right Libertarianism is becoming our reality.

...“Charles Koch sat on the board of Trustees of the 'Freedom School' with Holocaust deniers and Nazi sympathises Harry Elmer Barnes and James J. Martin."

Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager worth an estimated $900 Million contributed millions of dollars to Koch's campaigns and shares Charles Koch's values... However, after Koch's failure against Obama in 2012, Mercer realised the importance of Social Media in elections.

The Libertarian parties have never won an election and Robert Mercer needed a Social Media propaganda weapon to get his and Koch's unpopular Libertarian policies into Government. When Steve Bannon presented him in 2013 with Cambridge Analytica's plan to create a psychological warfare tool to win elections he invested $15 Million.
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-brexit-happened-lloyd-hardy/
#politics #UKPolitics #USPolitics #libertarianism #FarRight #business #holocaust #SocialMedia #CambridgeAnalytica #CharlesKoch #RobertMercer #SteveBannon
 

Why Brexit Happened | LinkedIn | Lloyd Hardy

Charles Koch, a fossil fuel industry leader worth an estimated $47.5 Billion, believes in a world with no taxes, no health service, no state pension, no minimum wage, no sick leave, no disability support, no welfare system, no police, no foreign aid, no financial or climate change regulation. His Far-Right Libertarian politics are a vision of the very un-British 'survival of the fittest'. If this were just only in his head, it wouldn't be so dangerous - but using Brexit as a vehicle, Far-Right Libertarianism is becoming our reality.

...“Charles Koch sat on the board of Trustees of the 'Freedom School' with Holocaust deniers and Nazi sympathises Harry Elmer Barnes and James J. Martin."

Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager worth an estimated $900 Million contributed millions of dollars to Koch's campaigns and shares Charles Koch's values... However, after Koch's failure against Obama in 2012, Mercer realised the importance of Social Media in elections.

The Libertarian parties have never won an election and Robert Mercer needed a Social Media propaganda weapon to get his and Koch's unpopular Libertarian policies into Government. When Steve Bannon presented him in 2013 with Cambridge Analytica's plan to create a psychological warfare tool to win elections he invested $15 Million.
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-brexit-happened-lloyd-hardy/
#politics #UKPolitics #USPolitics #libertarianism #FarRight #business #holocaust #SocialMedia #CambridgeAnalytica #CharlesKoch #RobertMercer #SteveBannon
 
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