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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Millionaire mindset

 Something I do want to get better at myself.

A brief post for you on this Sunday nite. Something for you to read. And I hope it helps you attain your financial goals. 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Police chief fired for prosecuting mob violence

 I heard about this on TV this week and this is a shame. How can we expect the nation to settle down if you don't want police to do their jobs? And at least the Police Chief of Portsmouth, Virginia was doing her job and enforcing the law sadly the city's leaders took her job away for doing so:

The chief of Portsmouth, Virginia, was fired Monday in what she suggested was a politically motivated move moments before criminal charges were dropped against a prominent state senator and several local Black leaders accused of conspiring to damage a Confederate statue during a protest this year.

The latest twist in the case involving state Sen. Louise Lucas, a high-ranking Democrat who is Virginia's most senior Black legislator, drew praise from members of her own party who condemned the charges. police.

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted: "Our hero Louise Lucas and her fellow proud Portsmouth citizens deserve our admiration. Grateful this despicable political persecution is over."

Portsmouth police in August charged Lucas and 18 other plaintiffs, including a school board member and members of the local NAACP chapter and the public defender's office, with conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000.

Lucas said in a statement Tuesday that the Portsmouth Police Department "made a mockery of the criminal justice system" by filing "obscure felony charges against me and other Portsmouth citizens and in so doing, they created a scandalous national embarrassment for our city."

So Chief Angela Green does her job in arresting a state senator for breaking the law and they fire her. And the Democrats seen to back the state senator who broke the law. Weird.

h/t Instapundit 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Georgia is certified


[VIDEO] I see online in some comments and some comments on FOX News programming - yeah I know who watches them other than myself these days - some criticism levied at Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. As we know there were some flash drive which had some missing votes for President Trump alas not quite enough to officially give Biden the popular vote victory in the Peach State and their 16 electoral votes.

Kemp himself was the former GA Secretary of State who defeated in 2018 Stacey Abrams for Governor. Abrams I could say hasn't stopped running herself and is planning a rematch in 2020 2022 for Governor. And she is considered a hero by many Spelman women for her role in turning Georgia blue - Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia is her alma mater.

I also have to add she lost the 2018 GA Gubernatorial race to Kemp 1,978,408 to 1,923,605. Abrams lost by 54,723 votes in 2018. I'm using the numbers on wiki and i'm sure that motivated her to get involved in the 2020 race. And I'm sure that run two years ago caused her to focus heavily on getting out the vote in minority communities.

Perhaps there was a chance for Kemp to undercut her efforts by insuring an audit and recount and possibly there were more votes to be found on a flash device for Trump. However as Kemp announced that he was going to go ahead and certify these results he noted in doing so that this will pave the way for the President to pursue other legal options and a recount if he chooses. Well I definitely wouldn't preclude that Trump would pursue any further actions in Georgia.

Again time is running out on this, I want to emphasize this. That's just the reality.

Remember Arizona? They won't certify their election...


[VIDEO] Over a week after election day AZ was finally called by other media other than FOX News for Joe Biden. I was watching FOX when they called it and this call was shocking even to the anchors of election night coverage. FOX News is still taking heat for their election day coverage of the Presidential race.

Well according to Liberal Hivemind, Arizona will refuse to certify their election results  until any court cases with regards tot he 2020 presidential race are resolved. With allegations of voter fraud and they are allegations until ruled or proven we have a ways to go to rest easy on this race.

Although the reversal in Wayne County/Detroit, Michigan we're not at the end of the counting and the legal challenges as of yet. However, does this mean we have something that might reverse the calls made by the media or even made Joe Biden eat his declaration of victory.

Time will tell, but there are a post or two at Instapundit that are ready to say this election is over.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Powerline: Do Trump's lawyers know what they're doing

 Powerline Blog is largely written and published by lawyers. If anyone can discuss what's going on at great length with the various court filings with regards to Trump trying to find a path to win the odd 2020 presidential election it would be them.

They focus on a filing in Michigan with some of the oddness going on there especially in Wayne County aka Detroit. Attorney John Hinderaker notices that all the locations filed in an affidavit are actually in his native Minnesota, not Michigan. So know I can only begin to wonder if someone made a boo-boo that can only serve to negatively affect their case.

Regardless it's great to see attention to any voter fraud or "cheating". However here's hoping Trump's lawyers actually do have the attention to detail because let's face it the odds are against them regardless. There are people out there in court and elsewhere that are very happy to dismiss their claims whether they're valid or not.

h/t Instapundit

I just have to show this to you....

 Last nite, as I went to bed I saw a live feed on my YouTube feed and the title claimed that Trump flipped Michigan. Well, that was a bit of an overstatement as he explained on his live feed that Michigan is now in play because as it turned out in sharing this tweet.

Black workers in Cali hard hit hard due to pandemic

 From the Sacramento Bee:

A new report from the nonpartisan California Policy Lab, obtained by McClatchy Wednesday, illustrates dramatically how Black workers have been hit unusually hard by the coronavirus crisis.

“Black workers are less likely to work in the industries which have weathered the COVID-19 crisis well, and more likely to work in the sectors that COVID has wreaked havoc,” said Till von Wachter, the Lab’s faculty director.
The Economic Policy Institute, a progressive research firm, studied black unemployment during the pandemic. There are three main groups of workers in the COVID-19 economy, said a report from Elise Gould, a senior economist, and Valerie Wilson, director of the institute’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy.

One group of people has lost their jobs and faces economic insecurity. Another involve people classified as essential workers and face health insecurity as a result. The third can continue working from the safety of their homes.

“Unfortunately, black workers are less likely to be found in the last group,” the researchers found.

Nationwide, Black workers make up over 12% of the labor force, but make up less than 9% of workers in the computer and mathematical occupations, areas where they could likely move to remote work,, and just above 8% of management occupations - one of the sectors most insulated from the crisis.

Blacks have also suffered from the coronavirus at higher rates than whites, so “it’s not unexpected that the (unemployment) numbers are staggering,” said Michael Graetz, a former Treasury Department official and author of The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It.

The Lab found another source of gloom: People are not as optimistic that they can return to their jobs.

h/t Newsalert 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Bill O'Reilly: The Odds of Overturning the Election


[VIDEO] Bill O'Reilly goes over the odds that Trump can turn this election to his favor. Reality is the odds are very slim right now. Yeah there is some evidence of fraud or cheating in the 2020 Presidential Race, unfortunately whatever is found won't be enough votes for the President.

That's doesn't mean he doesn't stop and O'Reilly shared his analysis that the President shouldn't ever concede this election. He doesn't have to, especially if there were such issues as far as withholding votes or even recording votes or the mail-in votes.

O'Reilly notes that the hand recount in Georgia will end at midnite. We learned today that in Wisconsin, Trump put up $3 million dollars for a recount in select counties there. I'm sure there will be other lawsuits filed in this, however, time is running out on this.

Also I have to add if Mr. Trump is somehow successful in saving his bid for a second term I can't discount the possibility of violence in America's streets. There was a rally in Washington DC over the past weekend which saw issues of assaults and violence on Trump supporters. I even saw a video of a man sucker punched from behind in a sea of "hooligans" who seemed intent on pushing and shoving and assaulting and harrassing any Trump supporters. This is very disheartening to hear about and that's the state of our society right now as some states and major cities are again initiating coronavirus lockdowns.

I see in downtown Chicago some businesses are in a state of vigilance and have largely kept their businesses boarded up because of the threat of violence. Chicago went through this with George Floyd and they went through this with half-told story about a young man that was shot by police. I don't want to see it, unfortunately we're a long way from being settled with any potential unrest right now.

I can see a certain segment of the population that would outright take to the streets if say the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Donald Trump. Trump like George W. Bush could be seen as a "court appointed President". On the other hand because of what happened on Election Day two weeks ago, I'm a long way from viewing Joe Biden as legitimate.

BTW, with what I shared with you last nite about what happened in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan it's a shame to learn that those Republicans who weren't willing to certify the elections there after seeing some discrepancies were doxxed and threatened by hooligans. They reversed course and certified the election with their fellow Democrats in support.

Since we're talking about the Detroit area here while I'm sure many were all in on a Biden presidency because they wanted Trump out. It wasn't just about suppressing votes - which is a great political attack IMHO - now it was about disenfranchising Black voters. See where this is going?

2020 is getting stranger and we only got one month to go! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Wayne County refuses to certify results, but then....


[VIDEO] Wayne County won't certify their results in Michigan if the state board of canvassers follows suit and doesn't certify election results it could pave the way for the Republican controlled Michigan Legislature to select electors. Every state law as far as electors for the Electoral College I'm sure is different and if this works out that way then we have a new ballgame. Then again we'll have to see it's still 2020 you know it's not quite weird, yet. 

Oh wait:

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers abruptly changed course Tuesday night and certified the results of the Nov. 3 election after initially deadlocking 2-2 along party lines, which could have delayed the state process for validating pivotal votes.

The deadlock decision had been lauded by Republicans but decried by Democrats. During a lengthy public comment session, the vote was described as a targeted attack on majority-Black Detroit, the largest city in the county and state.

After hours of angry responses from Wayne County residents, the change in course was approved by the two Republican and two Democratic canvassers with the demand that the Secretary of State's office conduct a "comprehensive audit" of precincts with unexplained out-of-balance tallies.

The high-stakes vote, with the eyes of the nation on Michigan's largest county, apparently took place while the video stream for the virtual meeting wasn't working.

Not so fast.... 

Newsmax video via Newsalert

Tim Pool: The recount process taking it's course

[VIDEO] Perhaps might not enough to reverse the call of the media and Joe Biden's declaration of victory, but it seems through the legal process and the process of recounts in several places. They found votes in one county in Georgia & an election in Nevada thrown out. Something that might be worth checking out. Who knows this might not help in the process of certifying the presidential election by Dec. 14th.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Hand recount in Georgia, Trump gains votes

 Not so fast on Georgia turning blue, eh? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

A recount in Georgia’s presidential race found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that hadn’t originally been tallied, likely helping President Donald Trump reduce his 14,000-vote deficit to Joe Biden.

Trump could gain nearly 800 net votes from the discovered ballots. There were 1,643 new votes for Trump and 865 for Biden.

The problem occurred because county election officials didn’t upload votes from a memory card in an ballot scanning machine, said Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager.
“It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly,” Sterling said. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side."

The previously uncounted votes were cast during in-person early voting at the Floyd County Administration Building, which includes the county’s elections office, said Luke Martin, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party.

Over half of 5,000 printed-out ballots cast on an optical scanner weren’t initially recorded.

“It’s very concerning,” Martin said. “But this doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue. I’m glad the audit revealed it, and it’s important that all votes are counted.”

It cuts into Biden's final tally, however, not quite enough. However, if enough of these issues are found then who knows.

This is why we need a hand recount at least until the Dec. 14 - my birthday - deadline to certify the presidential election. 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Discussion of the electoral college process is missing


[VIDEO] I never heard of NTD. I thought it was a foreign news network, however, I see they're actually based in New York.

Either way this story well actually the first 5 mins at least sets up the many scenarios that could reverse the outcome of this election. When we vote for President & Vice President we actually are voting for a slate of electors. Each state has their rules and laws for electors and also bear in mind the US Supreme Court rules on this idea of "'faithless electors" this year in fact. I feel as if this discussion of our electoral system is missing in the media right now of course I could be wrong.

Anyone on path for Trump to even think he might change the results of this election in his favor is using the Supreme Court, of course time may tell if he's able to get them to take this on.

Another situation explore here involves the role of the state legislatures in certifying the election. They mention specifically Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. I know for sure Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin has Republican controlled legislators and they might decide to choose the electors who will cast the official votes for President.

I just found this USA Today article which explains the concept. The idea that a state legislator would effectively contradict the will of the people is unprecedented. It has never really happened in our history.

Another possibility is also at play. What if this election was so deadlocked that we go to the next phase? One that in my recollection of history hasn't occurred since 1824. The US House of Representatives elect the next president - a contingent election. Each state in spite of house large or small their delegations are, only get one vote and the prospective President has to get 26 votes. There are 50 states and that candidate has to get a plurality.

A few things the US Constitution mandates that the President is to be elected by an electoral college which consists of the number of representatives and senators. For example Illinois has 20 electoral votes with 18 representatives and 2 senators - and every state has two senators. In this state winner takes all once the election is certified so if a President wins the popular vote in Illinois they get all of the Land of Lincoln's electoral votes. Every state does it differently, however, this method is the most common.

With this said aside from how electoral votes are allocated from state to state the constitution doesn't really say how electors are chosen other than allowing the state legislators to determine how they're chosen. So we're in some unusual territory in our quirky electoral system. Perhaps a few different scenarios to consider right now.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

What about that vaccine? Is there politics involved?


[VIDEO] After the election we learned that there is a promising vaccine that is being very well tested and hopefully available in the near future. Of course as you see Bill O'Reilly discuss, the timing of the announcement is suspicious. The timing didn't help the President of course to be fair if one believes the fix was in, perhaps this didn't help or perhaps it wouldn't matter.

As you see in the above clip in a past state of the union address President Trump made it his goal to lower prescription drug prices. With this vaccine which we hope will help to kill off this coronavirus and bring society back to normal he hoped to provide it for free. And considering how cases are increasing to the point where some parts of the nations are considering new lockdowns that makes sense. It should be available to anyone who wants it!

Well, the drug companies want to profit. I mean of course they do, they're in business. Pick a name, any name. It could be Trump or it could be Biden or it could be Obama if any politician dared to to make it a point to lower prescription drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry would likely push back. And perhaps in Trump's case this after the election announcement (better yet was it not announced after Biden declared victory/declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential race) this was Pfizer - who's producing this vaccine - way of pushing back.

Meanwhile anything that means this pandemic is a memory is something I will support. And make this vaccine available to everyone! 

Friday, November 13, 2020

2020 Election updates

 From PJ Media updates on Trump's lawsuits and recounts in the 2020 elections. I'm going to just say they're all longshots so it is what it is. The updates you see here made no mention of the withdrawal of Trump's legal team from the lawsuit in Pennsylvania. So he won one, and yet seems to take some steps back.

I feel this could get ugly although Trump has every right to pursue these avenues. 2020 is not your typical election....

h/t Instapundit

BTW, I feel it's amazing that we're still calling states such as Arizona (called for Biden Thursday nite), North Carolina (also called for Trump today), and just today Georgia. In the case of Arizona one headline from CNN noted that Biden has increased his Electoral College margin.

Then I thought at this point it doesn't matter CNN and other media has called the race for Biden, he's the president-elect. Says so on his twitter profile, if the elections are certified and according to the data that most media has access to he's gotten to over 270 electoral votes. He doesn't have to pad it anymore, it's not necessary! 

Perhaps it's just discourage the President even further. If the returns come in and establish large margins in those state's Trump will contest in court and certainly if the media wants it to appear as if there's nothing more Trump can do to change the outcome they might continue to pad Biden's electoral votes. My analysis as always.