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Hometown: TN, KY
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Current location: KY
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Look at what this dog invented to cope with lockdown.....

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball.



Just kidding.....this was from 2008 but seems appropriate for today.

The author's note:

lamgngo

I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete.

Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls than that the machine could count! According to the computer, he played with the machine by himself only 3 times in his life.

I recently put this video on YouTube to keep alive my earlier memories of him and (hopefully) provide some "humorous distractions" for anyone that might drop by.

Please enjoy the video.

Hell, that would be good for people to help them stay in shape!.....

KY........

Revealed: pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies

Revealed: pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies

Patriots Coalition members suggested political assassinations and said ‘laws will be broken, people will get hurt’, leaked chats show

Read it here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/23/oregon-portland-pro-trump-protests-violence-texts

(snips)
Leaked chat logs show Portland-area pro-Trump activists planning and training for violence, sourcing arms and ammunition and even suggesting political assassinations ahead of a series of contentious rallies in the Oregon city, including one scheduled for this weekend.

The chats on the GroupMe app, shared with the Guardian by the antifascist group Eugene Antifa, show conversations between Oregon members of the Patriots Coalition growing more extreme as they discuss armed confrontations with leftwing Portland activists, and consume a steady diet of online disinformation about protests and wildfires.

At times, rightwing activists discuss acts of violence at recent, contentious protests, which in some cases they were recorded carrying out. At one point, David Willis, a felon currently being sued for his alleged role in an earlier episode of political violence, joins a discussion about the use of paintballs.

Where other members had previously suggested freezing the paintballs for maximum damage, Willis wrote: “They make glass breaker balls that are rubber coated metal. They also have pepper balls but they are about 3 dollars a ball. Don’t freeze paintballs it makes them wildly inaccurate” [sic.]

So, what can be done about this intentional disruption and demeaning of a peaceful rally? I suspect the same damn thing is happening here in Louisville tonight.

These thugs are against our Constitution......

An elephant in the room asks this question:

Why was it necessary for Mr. Henry to mention race at all in his rant? If he wants to rant, it should be about gun violence in general.

Just remove the word "black" and "white" from his third sentence and nothing he says makes sense.

People are turning everyday non-racial incidents into racial click bait to push a political addenda...........

Local article on this issue, below. Henry sure stirred up a hornet's nest around the Low Country:

‘No longer the person for that job’: NAACP again demands Pawleys mayor’s resignation

By Nick Masuda nmasuda@postandcourier.com
Sep 14, 2020 Updated Sep 18, 2020

Link: https://www.postandcourier.com/georgetown/no-longer-the-person-for-that-job-naacp-again-demands-pawleys-mayors-resignation/article_511e095a-f6ef-11ea-b9a5-378d27818b22.html

(snip)
PAWLEYS ISLAND — Just feet away from where the Town of Pawleys Island usually hosts its in-person, bi-weekly council meetings, the NAACP doubled down on its demand that the town’s mayor, Brian Henry, resign immediately due to his referring to Black Lives Matter as a “terror organization” in a public Facebook post on Aug. 25.

Town council met via Zoom on Monday night, alleviating any potential showdown between the Georgetown chapter of the NAACP and the mayor. This was the second call by the NAACP for Henry to resign, the last occurring on Aug. 29.

With three dozen people in attendance on a sweltering Monday afternoon — with two holding signs that showed support for Henry — the tone of the NAACP’s planned protest was simple: It no longer trusted Henry to represent the best interest of the community.

I lived in that area for a while and it's one of the most deeply racist zones I've been around and I have traveled all over.

Pawleys Island has embraced the descriptive phrase "arrogantly shabby" for decades and Henry's rant is quite representative.

KY.............

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries
National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)


Link: http://www.nass.org/sites/default/files/surveys/2020-01/state-laws-polling-place-electioneering-Jan2020.pdf

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For example, the law in Kentucky says......

Kentucky

No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election within a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by voters on election day. Electioneering shall include the displaying of signs, the distribution of campaign literature, cards, or handbills, the soliciting of signatures to any petition, or the solicitation of votes for or against any bona fide candidate or ballot question in a manner which expressly advocates the election or defeat of the candidate or expressly advocates the passage or defeat of the ballot question, but shall not include exit polling, bumper stickers affixed to a person's vehicle while parked within or passing through a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located, private property …, or other exceptions established by the State Board of Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 117.235(3))


KY............

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries
National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

Link: http://www.nass.org/sites/default/files/surveys/2020-01/state-laws-polling-place-electioneering-Jan2020.pdf

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For Virginia.....

Virginia

During the times the polls are open and ballots are being counted, it shall be unlawful for any person (i) to loiter or congregate within 40 feet of any entrance of any polling place; (ii) within such distance to give, tender, or exhibit any ballot, ticket, or other campaign material to any person or to solicit or in any manner attempt to influence any person in casting his vote; or (iii) to hinder or delay a qualified voter in entering or leaving a polling place. (Va. Code Ann. § 24.2-604(A))


Our law in KY is 100-ft....

Kentucky

No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election…within a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by voters on election day. Electioneering shall include the displaying of signs, the distribution of campaign literature, cards, or handbills, the soliciting of signatures to any petition, or the solicitation of votes for or against any bona fide candidate or ballot question in a manner which expressly advocates the election or defeat of the candidate or expressly advocates the passage or defeat of the ballot question, but shall not include exit polling, bumper stickers affixed to a person's vehicle while parked within or passing through a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located, private property …, or other exceptions established by the State Board of Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 117.235(3))


KY............

Thoughtful RBG obit with lovely photos: BBC News.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice

Read it here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49488374



US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the history-making jurist, feminist icon and national treasure, has died, aged 87.
Credit: Washingon Post/Getty Images.



Ginsberg with Senators Daniel Moynihan (left) and Joe Biden in 1993
Credit: Washingon Post/Getty Images.

She may have stood an impish 5ft, but Ginsburg will be remembered as a legal colossus.

RIP beautiful lady and true public servant......... ........

Enjoyable conversation with Dame Diana Rigg (27min. YouTube)

She was such a lovely conversationalist........



Dame Diana Rigg on The Avengers | BFI
•Nov 3, 2015

Five decades since she first appeared as Emma Peel in The Avengers (1961-1969), fans of the show still approach Dame Diana Rigg to express their gratitude. Rigg joins BFI curator Dick Fiddy to reflect on the influence of Peel on real-life women and acting with Patrick Macnee and Ian Hendry.


She would have been around 77 at the time of this interview and passed away on Sept. 10 at age 82.

KY.........
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