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msnbc needs to upgrade their magic board computer.

Kornacky is trying to annotate it and that thing is slow as molasses.

I will be dammed !

I was sure Cawthorne would cry fraud and not concede. It's reported that he just called his opponent and did so.

Chris Hayes made a very good point regarding the ability of the GOP

to rid their ranks of people they find despicable. Case in point, Cawthorn.

If they have let the ultra Maga take their party its entirely because of their cowardice. Had they pushed back against MTG, Boebert or the like earlier they would have been able to avoid the takeover.

any minute now cawthorn is going to tweet his election was stolen.

he is going to contest it for sure.

It's looking like Cawthorne might get axed..

So far the returns aren't good for him. Could not happen to a more deserving chap.

Reality versus beliefs. Why the disconnect ?

Despite all the evidence that democrats are managing the economy better and typically, are saddled with fixing the screwups of the previous republican administration, I have yet to encounter a single republican who believes that.

Every time I point this out, they think I am lying. If I pull out my cellphone and show them the graphs from government records, they resort to "its fake news".

Where have we gone so wrong in the messaging that it is now a gospel for many that democrats waste money while republicans are good for the economy ?

Can we figure out how the Republicans own messaging and use the same tactics ?

Question: what is stopping the Supreme Court to rule the country ?

What they decide can't be appealed.

They are a separate entity.
In theory they could use their power to rule like a king would .

What mechanism is there to stop this ?

Were the founders thinking it could never happen because only people of impeccable morals and credentials would be sitting on it ?

It looks like we have many loopholes like that in our constitution.
For example, what is to stop a president ( like Trump) to do anything they want if they also control congress and the judiciary?
Is it just norms ?

This appears to be the case and Trump and his ilk no longer fear exploiting it.

Meadows texts published by cnn

Some of these are incredible. For example:

Matt Schlapp to Mark Meadows
Pls get 4 or 5 killers in remaining counts. Need outsiders who will torch the place. Local folks won't do it. Lawyers and operators. Get us in these states. Worried that ronna not in mi.

What the heck is he talking about ? Operator's, killers ?

I just went to vote in the french elections today in Norfolk , VA

I have dual citizenship and the French consulate sets up voting sites abroad for expats. On the first round two weeks ago, there were a few people. Today, it was crowded.

Hundreds of French expats swarmed the voting booths to vote. From what I gathered chatting with them afterwards in the parking lot, most were there to vote for Macron. They were horrified that we could lose France to Le Pen.

We lost America for four years to Trump, it was traumatic, we do not want that to happen back in France. Many of the people I spoke with were not involved with politics or following it carefully before.

This changed when it looked like Le Pen could win. On a similar note, I was reading an article in le figaro (big french newspaper) giving the participation relative to where voters are in France. On average 20 or so percent of french voters did not vote (meaning 80 did) on the first round.

What struck me more is not so much that number but the fact that the areas with low participation were all in RW strongholds (east of France and south of France as well as Corsica).

You can see these charts here :


does the Russian army really does not have nco's ?

How on earth is it supposed to work ? Here in the US, nco's are the ones who keep everything going. They have the expertise, the respect of the troops and are invaluable. Same is true in most western military ( like the French one where I was an officer)

You quickly learn this as a young lieutenant fresh out of officer school. Without your staff Sgt you are screwed and you better listen to him.

No wonder the Russian army is beyond incompetent. Apparently they compensate by throwing soldiers in the fight not caring if they die it not. The meat grinder approach I guess..
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