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Trump supporters picketing AG Barr's house.


Glenn Kessler
It's come to this: A neighbor reports that AG William Barr's house in McLean is being picketed by Trump supporters who believe he's not doing enough to lock up Joe Biden
3:58 PM · Oct 31, 2020
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Oct 31, 2020, 06:30 PM (16 replies)

Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumps Trump into a dumpster ahead of Election Day

Now it’s a Trumpster.

Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany tossed its wax figure of President Trump into a dumpster days before Americans go to the ballot box to decide whether he stays or goes.

Shortly before the US presidential elections, Madame Tussauds Berlin throws the wax figure of Donald Trump into the trash bin and disposes of it on October 30, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Tristar Media/)

Picture at link.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:50 PM (8 replies)

Love this ad for Joe Biden.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:47 AM (4 replies)

Murder hornet nest destroyed



Crews in Washington state on Saturday worked to destroy the first Asian giant hornet nest found in the United States, a day after officials announced the discovery.

The "murder hornets" were first spotted in the state late last year, and entomologists have since been on alert for the massive insects, which can devastate honey bee populations.

The nest was found after four live hornets were caught this week in traps the agriculture department set up in the area. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three of the hornets, and one of them led them to the nest -- located in the cavity of a tree on private property -- Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The team observed dozens of hornets entering and leaving the tree.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:38 AM (19 replies)

Woman in labor stops to vote on her way to the hospital

A Florida woman in labor made a detour to vote early on the way to the hospital Tuesday before delivering her baby.


"He's like 'Yeah, she's about to have a baby, but she won't go to the hospital to have a baby until she votes.' I was like, okay, what can I do to facilitate her to vote? Where is she? Where can I go to help?" Gonzalez recounted.

Gonzalez followed him outside, where she found the pregnant woman "doing her one, two breathing," and began verifying her identity for the voting process.

" Made sure she had all her ID by everything, gave her a vote by mail, and informed her it needed to be in by November 3rd by 7 p.m.," Gonzalez said. "She said, 'No! No! No! I need to fill it out right now.' So she filled it out. I gave her [the] 'I VOTED' sticker and she was off to the hospital."


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:17 PM (6 replies)

The Economist has endorsed Joe Biden.

Why it has to be Biden
Donald Trump has desecrated the values that make America a beacon to the world

THE COUNTRY that elected Donald Trump in 2016 was unhappy and divided. The country he is asking to re-elect him is more unhappy and more divided. After almost four years of his leadership, politics is even angrier than it was and partisanship even less constrained. Daily life is consumed by a pandemic that has registered almost 230,000 deaths amid bickering, buck-passing and lies. Much of that is Mr Trump’s doing, and his victory on November 3rd would endorse it all.

Joe Biden is not a miracle cure for what ails America. But he is a good man who would restore steadiness and civility to the White House. He is equipped to begin the long, difficult task of putting a fractured country back together again. That is why, if we had a vote, it would go to Joe.


Without covid-19, Mr Trump’s policies could well have won him a second term (see first Briefing). His record at home includes tax cuts, deregulation and the appointment of benchloads of conservative judges. Before the pandemic, wages among the poorest quarter of workers were growing by 4.7% a year. Small-business confidence was near a 30-year peak. By restricting immigration, he gave his voters what they wanted. Abroad, his disruptive approach has brought some welcome change (see second Briefing). America has hammered Islamic State and brokered peace deals between Israel and a trio of Muslim countries. Some allies in NATO are at last spending more on defence. China’s government knows that the White House now recognises it as a formidable adversary.


However, our bigger dispute with Mr Trump is over something more fundamental. In the past four years he has repeatedly desecrated the values, principles and practices that made America a haven for its own people and a beacon to the world. Those who accuse Mr Biden of the same or worse should stop and think. Those who breezily dismiss Mr Trump’s bullying and lies as so much tweeting are ignoring the harm he has wrought.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:38 AM (1 replies)

Trump supporters stranded in Omaha.



Jeff Zeleny
President Trump took off in Air Force One 1 hr 20 minutes ago, but thousands of his supporters remain stranded on a dark road outside the rally. “We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding.
10:21 PM · Oct 27, 2020

Jeff Zeleny
To be clear, this isn’t a reporter complaining about waiting for a bus. We only had to walk about a mile to press parking, which was easy. Thanks to the campaign for that. But it’s hundreds and hundreds of people who came on buses - forced to park miles away - who were stranded.
10:55 PM · Oct 27, 2020
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:17 AM (37 replies)

2020 Christmas decoration.

A sign of the times.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:09 PM (3 replies)

Tonight on PBS Frontline - The Choice: Trump vs. Biden

In the midst of a historic coronavirus pandemic that has now killed 225,000 people in the U.S., Americans are deciding who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden.

Tonight on PBS, one week before Election Day, don't miss an encore presentation of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden — the newest installment of FRONTLINE’s landmark election-year series, featuring interwoven investigative biographies of Trump and Biden that trace how they have responded in moments of crisis throughout their lives.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with sources close to both candidates, this two-hour documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team illuminates how the challenges that shaped both men could inform how they confront the crises now facing the country.

Critics have praised the documentary’s insights and positioned it as must-watch pre-election viewing — calling the film "a public service” that has “never been more important” (TV Worth Watching) and that “presents the lives of Biden and Trump in ways that may surprise people” (Deadline).

I watched this when it aired earlier this year. Few surprises, but worth watching anyway.

Check your local PBS listings for airtimes
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:20 PM (0 replies)

This pretty much sums it up.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:32 AM (0 replies)
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