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5 new polls out today, but I'll only mention 4 of them

I don't do Rasmussen, they are inaccurate, right-wing, and they have been fluctuating like crazy the last few months. So on to the rest:

CNN: Trump approval at 46%. WTF? CNN I completely trust, but at the same time there's no way he can be that high. Too many landlines is what I suspect.

Emerson California poll: Biden 59, Trump 29. 30 point lead for Biden. I expect Biden to win by 35 points, since 12% are undecided.

Emerson Texas poll: Trump 47, Biden 41. I expected it to be closer than a 6 point spread. 12% are still undecided, but Biden would need the vast majority of that 12% to win, unless Trump's 47% changes their mind.

Emerson Ohio poll: Trump 46, Biden 43. While it's only a 3 point spread with 11% undecided, I hate this. Ohio used to be a reliable swing state, and now it clearly leans right. Seems like the conservatives from Virginia moved there, as that state now leans left.

Anyway, here's a link to all of the polls from today (Tuesday May 12th).

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

Idaho governor appeals to Supreme Court to stop trans inmate's surgery

Source: NBC News

A legal battle between the state of Idaho and a transgender inmate seeking to undergo gender- confirmation surgery may be headed to the nation’s highest court.

Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday that Idaho has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling requiring the state to pay for inmate Adree Edmo’s surgery. To deny Edmo sex reassignment surgery, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year, would constitute a violation of the Eighth Amendment, which protects against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

“The Ninth Circuit’s decision goes against the text and original meaning of the Eighth Amendment and contradicts more than four decades of Supreme Court precedent,” Little said in a statement Thursday. “The taxpayers of Idaho should not have to pay for a procedure that is not medically necessary.”

Edmo’s lawyers, however, have repeatedly asserted that the surgery is a medical necessity, a view upheld by the courts. In the eight years since her conviction, she has attempted to self-castrate twice due to her gender dysphoria, which she was first diagnosed with in prison, according to court documents. Gender dysphoria, according to the American Psychiatric Association, “involves a conflict between a person's physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/idaho-governor-appeals-supreme-court-stop-trans-inmate-s-surgery-n1203281

N. KOREA DICTATOR KIM JONG-UN REPORTEDLY DEAD ... After Botched Heart Surgery

Source: TMZ

North Korea's Supreme Leader/dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly died, or is on his death bed with no hope for recuperation -- according to media outlets in China and Japan.

Amid reports China has sent a medical team to their communist neighbors this week to check in/advise on Kim, a Hong Kong-backed news channel's vice director -- who's apparently the niece of a Chinese foreign minister -- blasted out the news herself ... he's dead. TMZ has not confirmed that.

The woman put the report on a social media app called Weibo for her nearly 15 million followers to read, citing a "very solid source" about the claim Kim had, in fact, perished. A Japanese magazine reports he's in a "vegetative state" after a heart surgery gone wrong.

The outlet reports -- citing a Chinese medical expert privy to the situation -- that Kim had clutched his chest in early April and fell down while visiting the countryside there. He needed a stent procedure done, but apparently ... it either wasn't done rapidly enough, or it was botched completely by the surgeon -- with some reports saying he had shaky hands.

Read more: https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/25/north-korea-dictator-kim-jong-un-dead-dies-heart-surgery-reports/



I know it’s TMZ, but they were the first to report Kobe’s death in January. This is huge.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block Trump immigration policy during pandemic

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a long-shot bid by New York and two other states to suspend during the coronavirus pandemic a Trump administration immigration policy that denies legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future.

The court turned away New York’s request, which was joined by the states of Connecticut and Vermont as well as New York City, with none of the nine justices publicly dissenting.

The states argued that the regulation is hindering efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus “by deterring immigrants from accessing healthcare and public benefits that are essential tools for protecting the public.”

The immigration rule has been criticized by immigrant rights advocates as a “wealth test” that would disproportionately keep out non-white immigrants. It is part of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/u-s-supreme-court-refuses-to-block-trump-immigration-policy-during-pandemic-idUSKCN2263FQ

Divided Supreme Court rules for Trump administration in requiring immigrant's removal

Source: Fox News

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision that an immigrant with lawful permanent resident status cannot fight deportation due to a previous offense, even though that crime was not grounds for his removal.

In a 5-4 ruling with conservative justices on one side and liberals on the other, the court ruled for the Trump administration in holding that the statute in question, as drafted by Congress, requires deportation in the case of Andre Barton, even though the assault offenses that prevent him from appealing were not enough to deport him in the first place.

"Removal of a lawful permanent resident from the United States is a wrenching process, especially in light of the consequences for family members," Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in the court's opinion. "Removal is particularly difficult when it involves someone such as Barton who has spent most of his life in the United States. Congress made a choice, however, to authorize removal of noncitizens— even lawful permanent residents—who have committed certain serious crimes. And Congress also made a choice to categorically preclude cancellation of removal for noncitizens who have substantial criminal records. Congress may of course amend the law at any time. In the meantime, the Court is constrained to apply the law as enacted by Congress."

The controversy deals with an immigration law that allows defendants to apply for cancelation of deportation, but only if they satisfy certain requirements, including not having committed a particular offense within their first seven years of continuous residence in the U.S. This limitation, known as the "stop-time rule," refers to offenses that render individuals inadmissible or deportable. Barton, who is being deported for drug and firearms offenses, had committed aggravated assault offenses during that seven-year period, but those offenses did not qualify for deportation.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-upholds-immigrants-removal



Sorry it's Fux, but for some reason the good networks aren't covering this. If I find a better source, I'll edit it.

Trump says he disagrees with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen during coronavirus outbrea

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he disagrees with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to move quickly to reopen parts of the state's economy, but said the final call belongs to the governor.

"I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree, strongly, with his decision to open certain facilities,” Trump told reporters, saying the state's coronavirus case numbers don't meet the threshold needed to reopen under the White House's guidelines.

At the same time, Trump added, Kemp "must do what he thinks is right."

Kemp said he appreciated Trump's critique – and praised his "bold leadership and insight during these difficult times" – but would stick with a plan in which businesses re-open carefully with restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/22/coronairus-trump-disagrees-georgia-gov-brian-kemp-reopening/3008524001/



You know you're a RWNJ when you're even too moronic to the Orange Covidiot.

I was talking to my friend who's a fairly high ranking NYC law enforcement officer about Covid-19

He said it's much worse than anyone is reporting. He said the elderly are dying at a crazy rate, and a huge amount of them were never tested, which means they aren't counted in official Covid-19 deaths. After interviews with their families, he said he is almost certain they died of Covid-19, as they had all of the symptoms.

He also said that where he works he works (Bushwick, Brooklyn) many people are doing business as normal. It's so sad.

Would it be possible to cancel Brexit?

Let's say Johnson had a change of heart (unlikely, I know). Would it be possible to stop it or is it too late?

WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel Dies at Age 69

Source: Bleacher Report

WWE announced Thursday that legendary Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel died at the age of 69.

"The Fink" debuted as a ring announcer for WWE (then known as WWWF) in 1977 and became a full-time announcer in 1979. He continued in that role into the 2000s before transitioning into a part-time announcing position and primarily working for WWE in a behind-the-scenes capacity.

Finkel was honored for his many contributions to the professional wrestling business in 2009 when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

When the WWWF became the WWF in 1980, Finkel was the company's first employee. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon recognized him for that and his other accomplishments in a tweet Thursday:

Read more: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2886926-wwe-hall-of-famer-howard-finkel-dies-at-age-69



RIP Fink.

Who here remembers Michele Marsh from CBS Channel 2 in NYC in the 80's?

Long story short, I was surfing YouTube and was going through suggested videos, and saw one that said CBS News 1985. I had to click on it, because when I was a kid, my mom always had the news on, and loved CBS especially. I remembered Michele Marsh, Roland Smith, Mr. G, and of course the legendary Warner Wolf.

Even though I was like a kid when I started watching, I basically grew up with this crew, and always liked them all. I decided to look them up, and to my astonishment, I read that Michele Marsh had passed away on October 17, 2017, at the age of 63. I am so sad to have learned this, I wish I could followed her work before she died, as I hadn't seen her since 1995 or so.

Anyway, here was the video that made me search for her. Very nostalgic and awesome, but at the same time sad. Enjoy.

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