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T and R, la58!! 🙂


This tune comes off an album titled appropriately, “Politics.” I figured it would be a good one for today. You got snow? Send some of those cooler temps down here. It is cloudy, rainy, high humidity and in the 70s. Ugh!


Here’s the extent of the trumpcorp observers BS In WI;

Associated Press
Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount
Sat, November 21, 2020, 3:47 PM CST
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.

Trump requested the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, both heavily liberal, in hopes of undoing Democrat Joe Biden’s victory by about 20,600 votes. With no precedent for a recount reversing such a large margin, Trump’s strategy is widely seen as aimed at an eventual court challenge, part of a push in key states to undo his election loss.

A steady stream of Republican complaints in Milwaukee was putting the recount far behind schedule, county clerk George Christenson said. He said many Trump observers were breaking rules by constantly interrupting vote counters with questions and comments.

“That’s unacceptable,” he said. He said some of the Trump observers “clearly don’t know what they are doing.”

Tim Posnanski, a county election commissioner, told his fellow commissioners there appeared to be two Trump representatives at some tables where tabulators were counting ballots, violating rules that call for one observer from each campaign per table. Posnanski said some Trump representatives seemed to be posing as independents.

At one recount table, a Trump observer objected to every ballot that tabulators pulled from a bag simply because they were folded, election officials told the panel. News flash trumpcorp people the ballot comes to you folded as its sent thru the mail

Posnanski called it “prima facie evidence of bad faith by the Trump campaign.” He added later: “I want to know what is going on and why there continues to be obstruction.”

Joe Voiland, a lawyer speaking to commission members on behalf of the Trump campaign, denied his side was acting in bad faith.

“I want to get to the point of dialing everything down … and not yelling at each other,” Voiland said.

At least one Trump observer was escorted out of the building by sheriff’s deputies Saturday after pushing an election official who had lifted her coat from an observer chair. Another Trump observer was removed Friday for not wearing a face mask properly as required.


Wisconsin GOP election commissioner praised right-wing provocateur who promoted voter fraud conspiracies

In an interview with CNN, Spindell repeatedly raised the possibility of widespread fraud. He said “there isn’t any evidence that there isn’t any” fraud in Wisconsin, and said that because “every other item in human life has lying, cheating and stealing,” a competitive election likely would, too.

Spindell not the sharpest knife in the drawer!

(I’m sorry wi62, we feel your pain)


Logical fallacy.


between Fla and Wi not a shining example of democracy


“That’s unacceptable,” he said. He said some of the Trump observers “clearly don’t know what they are doing.”

Oh, they know what they’re doing, all right. They’re doing exactly what they were instructed to do.


A slew of expiring emergency programs are setting up an economic “COVID cliff” come 2021, which could see millions of people lose unemployment insurance and get evictions, while a growing wave of small businesses close shop.

March’s CARES Act set up myriad programs to give people economic relief in the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are set to expire on Dec. 31.

Unless a divided Congress can reach a deal to extend the programs, the country’s economic suffering could skyrocket.

“It’s a lot of risk to be putting on the economy at a time when so many other pressures are already underway,” said Shai Akabas, director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

The prospects of a deal are dim.



Those are lovely words from Bernie, but come on….

The Senate has gone home for the holidays, I think.

Even if they’re still in session, the chances of them doing anything for the suffering masses in our country seem very slim to me.

Lots of people are writing about a Big Resent happening and it’s possible that what they mean is the deliberate impoverishment of ever growing numbers of our citizens and non-citizens for that matter.

If you depend on your job and it ends, or unemployment insurance and that ends, as far as I can tell, that is a grim frightening place to be.

What comes next in an armed and angry population is unthinkable.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

I wish every democrat was out there harping on the importance to address the needs of working people and blasting the do nothing for the people republican senate.


Young voters won the election for Biden

More than half of all voters under the age of 30 cast a ballot in this year’s elections, an unprecedented level of engagement that likely cemented President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in critical swing states.

Between 52 percent and 55 percent of eligible adults under the age of 30 voted this year, according to estimates by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

Four years ago, the center estimated that between 42 percent and 44 percent in that same group cast a ballot. Even in 2008, when young adults turned out at record levels to back then-candidate Barack Obama, those records hovered around 48 percent.

“We will exceed that number, and it may not be even a question,” said John Della Volpe, a political scientist at Harvard University who took leave to work for Biden’s campaign polling younger voters. “We will have seen, two elections in a row — the midterms in ’18 and the presidential in ’20 — historical, unprecedented youth participation.”

The younger voters who turned out this year favored Biden over President Trump by huge margins; exit polls found 60 percent of voters under 30 backed Biden, 5 percentage points higher than the percent who backed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Analysts who track voting statistics caution against relying on exit polls, but early data from some states that have released final turnout data confirms the surge in younger turnout. Six states — Colorado, Georgia, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington — have already made public information about who voted this month.

“Every one of them has shown a pretty significant youth surge over 2016,” said Tom Bonier, chief executive at the Democratic data firm TargetSmart Consulting. “The increase in turnout among younger voters was greater than the increase overall.”

Don midwest
Don midwest

SCARY We are now in a coup

even though I have sent thousands of pages to my historian friend who is writing about the coup here in the US, I have grown complacent

an article about a recent coup experience

read and keep eyes open for more things happening

in NYT today they covered Trump’s presidency like a TV show and how it kept us occupied all the time. The show is over so people have moved on.

But, according to this article, the worst might still happen

I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now
You’ve already lost. This is what Americans need to understand

Two years ago, I lived through a coup in Sri Lanka. It was stupid. The minority party threw chili powder at everyone in Parliament and took over by farce. Math, however, requires a majority and the courts kicked them out. They gave in. We’d been protesting for weeks and yay, we won.


I didn’t know it at the time, but we had already lost. No one knew — but oh my God, what we lost. The legitimate government came back but it was divided and weak. We were divided and weak. We were vulnerable.

the article ends with what saved him and his family

Good Luck

this is not like wishing you good luck, but you might have to depend on good luck to make it through

Don midwest
Don midwest

trees to the rescue in this case

a toxic waste area from petroleum with great results at a much lower cost than the usual method using poplar trees

Once the poplars were viable, researchers collected samples of soil and groundwater periodically to measure levels of petroleum derivative compounds, such as gasoline, toluene, and benzene. By 2006, seven years after starting the experiment, levels of gasoline had dropped by 82% in the soil and 59% in groundwater. Levels of toluene dropped 90% and 84% in soil and water, respectively, showing that the poplar trees were successful in cleaning both land and water. The experiment was also very cheap, costing roughly $80,000 for installation and another $20,000 for yearly maintenance. For comparison, other means of remediation, such as incineration and soil venting, would have required the installation of heavy machinery, the excavation of the soil, and would have a high energy demand, estimated to cost at least $65 million in total.

In Phytoremediation, Plants Extract Toxins from Soils
Researchers have a cheap, easy way for cleaning up oil spills: letting plants do the work. Why isn’t it used more often?


What could possibly go wrong?


were an ‘its all about me” “it’s about what i want to do” and as long as it doesnt effect me country. I for one will stay home until further notice and do my part



Don midwest
Don midwest

how many deaths before Xmas?

until the end of the year?

300K, 400K,

how many until it is under control?

our divided country that used to use elections to settle issues at regular intervals now is poised to settle stakes at any time

and the stakes are high





things are getting close to home in this high stakes gamesmanship

and coherent understanding is lacking

and tests for truth are not in place


I share your panic


About time they helped their communities