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Name: Chris Bastian
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I'll take "crackpot lawsuits" for $100.....

Conservative Legal Team Sues Mike Pence, Demands He Reject Unconstitutional Electoral College Slates

In one of the most potent lawsuits to reach the US Supreme Court, the Amistad Project has filed a lawsuit on a point of constitutional order that would force the President of the Senate – Vice President Mike Pence – to remand the Electoral College votes of five states to their respective legislatures for certification.

The Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project filed a lawsuit on December 22, 2020, claiming that a several federal and state laws, some enacted under the guise of COVID protection, had unconstitutionally and illegally delegated the authority of the various state legislatures to certify Electoral College votes to state executive branches.

The Amistad Project is arguing that the state legislatures of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona – by virtue of this unconstitutional transfer of power, were prohibited from exercising their rightful power under the US Constitution to certify the presidential Electors’ votes cast on December 14, 2020, in their respective states.

https://nationalfile.com/conservative-legal-team-sues-mike-pence-demands-he-reject-unconstitutional-electoral-college-slates/

"The Doctor will see you now..."

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1343221417287016448

Lin Wood and Sydney Powell have a brilliant idea: Win in Georgia by not voting.....

https://twitter.com/SamWangPhD/status/1343002800654053376

Los Angeles pilot finally captured elusive 'jetpack man' on video

Source: AirLive

The unidentified flying man in Los Angeles has finally been caught on video at 3,000 feet above Palos Verdes near Catalina Island with a jetpack.

The mystery guy has been spotted at least twice before, in the summer and fall, but now there’s video, posted to the Instagram account of the Sling Pilot Academy, a local aviation school.

The video, which the school said one of its flight instructors recorded Monday, appears to show a solitary man sailing through the sky above the water off the California coast.



Read more: https://www.airlive.net/breaking-los-angeles-pilot-finally-caught-jetpack-man-on-video/

Why 'Pivot Counties' That Stuck With Trump May Be a Warning for Democrats

New York Times

Lawn signs, everyone agrees, don’t vote. But they proved to be an accurate omen in Winona County, Minn. — more reliable than the haywire polling of 2020 or the big crowds for President Trump.

“This year, we couldn’t keep up, we constantly had to get more Biden yard signs,” said Caitlin Nicholson, the Democratic chair in the county, which is in southeastern Minnesota, bordering Wisconsin.

Winona County was one of 206 “pivot counties” that mesmerized campaign analysts and reporters after the 2016 election by voting for Mr. Trump after having twice voted for President Barack Obama. Election obsessives sought to know: Who were these voters who had flip-flopped so dramatically?

This year, Winona County pivoted again, to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. It was one of 25 Obama-Trump counties nationwide that returned to the Democratic fold, according to Ballotpedia, a site that analyzes election data.

BREAKING: Nashville bomber believed to have died in explosion

https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/1342953722524143616

Person of interest identified in Nashville Christmas explosion

Source: Tennessean

A person of interest has been identified in connection with the Christmas day explosion in Nashville, a law enforcement source confirmed Saturday.

Investigators with the FBI, ATF and the Metro Nashville Police Department converged to the 100 block of Bakertown Road in Antioch just before 11 a.m.

Local and federal agents have been in an out of a duplex for “court authorized activity” following information from the investigation, according to Darrell DeBusk, an FBI public affairs officer.

DeBusk said no arrest has been made.


Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/12/26/person-interest-identified-nashville-christmas-explosion/4048785001/

Mayor Cooper issues curfew for part of downtown Nashville following explosion

Source: WKRN News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mayor John Cooper signed Executive Order 12 on Friday to issue a state of civil emergency for part of downtown Nashville affected by an early Christmas morning explosion.

The area including James Robertson Parkway, 4th Avenue North, Broadway, and the Cumberland River will be under curfew starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday and extending until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 27.



Read more: https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/mayor-john-cooper-issues-curfew-for-part-of-downtown-following-explosion/



https://twitter.com/JohnCooper4Nash/status/1342599825230061568

Biden allies push back on sweeping plan to promote fair housing

Politico

President Donald Trump accused Joe Biden during the 2020 campaign of seeking to “destroy the beautiful suburbs” by supporting a sweeping Obama-era fair housing rule that Trump had scrapped.

Now, with Biden planning to reinstate the rule, he's likely to run into opposition again — this time from members of his own party.

Lost in the uproar over the Trump administration’s revocation of the rule in July was that even some Democratic localities had deep misgivings about the 2015 regulation, which was intended to bolster the 1968 Fair Housing Act, a landmark anti-discrimination law of the civil rights era.

Local housing officials from both Democratic and Republican counties saw the rule as a rigid, burdensome directive; many were confused about how to comply with its complex requirements.


Nashville Police: explosion was intentional (per CNN)

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