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USPS says Pennsylvania mail ballots may not be delivered on time, state warns of 'overwhelming'....

USPS says Pennsylvania mail ballots may not be delivered on time, and state warns of ‘overwhelming’ risk to voters


The United States Postal Service warned Pennsylvania that mail ballots may not be delivered on time to be counted because the state’s deadlines are too tight for its “delivery standards,” casting fresh doubt on Pennsylvania’s ability to conduct much of the 2020 election by mail.

The warning came in a July 29 letter from Thomas J. Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president for the Postal Service, to Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, whose department oversees elections. That letter was made public for the first time late Thursday in a filing the Pennsylvania Department of State submitted to the state Supreme Court, in which it asked the court to order that mail ballots be counted as long as they are received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election.

If the court agrees, it will increase the likelihood that the results of the presidential race between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden won’t be known for days after the election.

The post office’s letter to the state, which came as President Donald Trump has mounted false attacks on mail voting, warned that “certain deadlines for requesting and casting mail-in ballots are incongruous with the Postal Service’s delivery standards.”



Worst Florida governor ever: Madison S. Perry (1857-1861), but DeSantis catching up


During the years before the Civil War, Governor Perry foresaw the possibility that Florida might secede from the Union, and in 1858 he urged the reestablishment of the state's militia. Florida did secede three years later, on January 10, 1861. Perry then called for the evacuation of all federal troops from Florida, intending to replace them with the militia.

Last years

After his term as governor ended on October 7, 1861, Perry served as colonel of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment until illness forced his resignation on April 30, 1863. He retired to his plantation in Rochelle, where he died in March 1865, shortly before the end of the American Civil War.

I cite Perry for the obvious reasons. However, DeSantis is catching up to him.....

Total COVID-19 deaths: 9,047 per https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/d2726d6c01c4486181fec2d4373b01fa




We, the people of the State of Florida, in convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish, and declare, That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America and from the existing Government of the said States; and that all political connection between her and the Government of said States ought to be, and the same is hereby, totally annulled, and said Union of States dissolved; and the State of Florida is hereby declared a sovereign and independent nation; and that all ordinances heretofore adopted, in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded; and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union, be, and they are hereby, repealed.

Passed 10 Jan 1861


My assumption is that Perry signed this.

Julia Child(!) was in the OSS during World War 2






Round Two of Corgi versus Labrador


eta: Round One ?


2020 deadlines to request mail-in ballot


In Florida, a coronavirus showdown as DeSantis rejects Tampa-area schools plan


TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis took a hard line on school reopenings Monday, standing firm against Florida's third-largest school district in a showdown over classroom instruction and Covid-19.

DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Monday traveled to Hillsborough County to reiterate their case for re-opening schools just days after they rejected a plan from the county school district to hold online-only classes for its 223,300 students during the first four weeks of the fall semester slated to begin Aug. 24.

The potential educational benefits of in-person instruction outweigh the health risks of opening schools during the pandemic, DeSantis said at a Monday roundtable held at Winthrop College Prep Academy in Riverview.

“Some of this stuff is just not debatable anymore,” DeSantis said. “We’re going in a good direction in this area and that’s just the reality.”

E. Jean Carroll: (Trump) now has deadlines to provide a DNA sample & to sit for a deposition in....


now has deadlines to provide a DNA sample & to sit for a deposition in my case.

Latest letter from the mighty
& Matthew Craig to Trump's lawyers.




Sen. Johnson (R-WI) and Russian disinformation, a long thread



https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1286687140487794694.html (for easier reading)

Johnson's letter (for reference): https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020-08-09%20RHJ%20letter%20re%20Investigation%20history%20purpose%20goals%201805.pdf

Naked German man chases down feral hog that stole his laptop


A hog-wild feral pig took off with some tech in west Berlin. (Adele Landauer / @adelelandauer_li)

It was hardly a boaring sunbathing trip.

A butt-naked German man was caught on camera as he chased down a feral hog that snatched a bag containing his laptop, the Guardian reported.

“Nature strikes back,” Adele Landauer, who snapped a shot, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “I showed the man the photos, he laughed heartily and gave me permission to make them public.”

In the image, the razorback rips across the grass, and two piglets run behind. A bright yellow bag hangs from the culprit’s snout.

eta: https://www.facebook.com/alandauer/posts/10207757967503350



The man was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in west Berlin, a popular and perfectly legal practice in the German capital as part of what is known as FKK, or Freikörperkultur (free body culture).

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