Source: New York Daily News
A far-right Twitter troll who posted fake ads telling Hillary Clinton supporters they could vote in the 2016 election by text was sentenced to seven months in prison Wednesday.
Douglass Mackey, 34, was convicted of election interference in March, after a trial that drew the attention of anti-extremist groups and right-wing politicians and pundits.
Despite his arguments in court motions that his activities were protected First Amendment speech, Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Ann Donnelly countered that he was being sent to prison for conspiring to take away people right to vote.
You are not being sentenced for your political beliefs or for expressing those beliefs, she said. Each one of us has the right to hold opinions and express those opinions.
Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/far-twitter-troll-gets-7-202800742.html
Another one bites the dust.
Donald Trump calls off press conference where he said he would share report on Georgia election frau
The former president said his lawyers would instead put Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence in their legal filings over his latest indictment.
Former President Donald Trump will no longer hold a news conference nor release a supposed extensive report that he previously said would clear him and his allies of wrongdoing in the wake of his latest indictment by a Georgia grand jury, he said on Thursday.
Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment by a publicity & campaign finance seeking D.A., who sadly presides over a record breaking Murder & Violent Crime area, Atlanta. Therefore, the News Conference is no longer necessary!
Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/08/17/donald-trump-calls-off-press-conference-where-he-said-he-would-share-report-on-georgia-election-fraud-claims-00111785
The man seems only to be able to gravitate toward and relate to people with a noticeable measure of Celibrity. The only exception being Military leaders in full uniform.
I suspect he is this way because attaining Celebrity is the only real accomplishment he achieved on his own, and hence it's the only way he can relate to others.
Look at the Midterms and the people he really got behind and how the election turned out for them:
- J D Vance - he won
- Kari Lake - huge defeat
- Hershel Walker - galactic defeat for the entire GOP
- Mehmet Oz - huge defeat - crushing blow
- Tudor Dixon - huge defeat
They all share the Celebrity characteristic.
(CNN)A new group led by a prominent conservative lawyer has received $1.6 billion from one donor -- the largest single contribution to a politically focused nonprofit that's ever been made public, and a fortune that could be used to fuel right-wing interests.
The nonprofit, Marble Freedom Trust, received the contribution in the form of stock and then funneled more than $200 million to other conservative organizations last year, a tax form CNN obtained from the IRS shows.
Marble Freedom is led by Leonard Leo, the co-chairman of the conservative Federalist Society, who advised former President Donald Trump on his Supreme Court picks and runs a sprawling network of other right-wing nonprofits that don't disclose their donors, which are often referred to as dark money groups.
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/22/politics/dark-money-donation-conservative-group-invs/index.html
How is this a good thing for Democracy?
Personally, I am stunned, and that rarely happens.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2022/07/14/ginsberg-gop-2020-election-report-nr-vpx-duplicate-2.cnnLongtime Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsberg joins CNN's Ana Cabrera to discuss a new 72-page report he signed that categorically rebutted each of the claims made in court by former President Donald Trump and his supporters over the 2020 election results.
Ben Ginsberg lays down the thickest coating of bull shit I've ever seen and no one calls him out on it.
Please watch the video.
Source: NYT Europe
non pay wall link: https://archive.ph/mh6XM#selection-311.0-311.82
Ukraines energy minister said Sunday that power supply has been restored at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which Russian troops have occupied since late February.
Ukrainian government officials had said Wednesday that damage by Russian forces had disconnected the plant from outside electricity, leaving the site dependent on power from diesel generators and backup supplies.
In a post on Facebook, Ukraines energy minister, Herman Galushchenko said that the plant was no longer on backup power and had resumed operating under normal conditions. He praised Ukrainian power engineers for risking their lives to avert the risk of a possible nuclear catastrophe.
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/13/world/europe/chernobyl-power-supply.html
Today Ukraine's President did multiple Zoom calls that were broadcast to major Euro cities around the world and tens of thousands of people showed up to watch them. Tomorrow he does one to talk to the United States Senate.
Just think about that for a bit. You can use a frickin cell phone to broadcast live around the world. Take that Putty Poot.
I just got off the phone with an old friend (who's always been a hard-right ideologue), and when I asked him what he thinks about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine he informed me that there is adequate evidence that it is not Russia behind the invasion based on what he has been reading.
The ransomware gang previously ran accounts on Twitter and Tumblr.
A well-known ransomware gang is now using the social media platform Parler in order to aid its extortion efforts.
The cybercrime group, which joined the conservative-leaning website on Jan. 11, has already posted the name of one medical equipment company that it claims to have hacked.
The discovery was made this week by Brett Callow, a threat analyst with the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft.
Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/debug/ransomware-gang-parler-account/
I feel for the victims regardless.
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