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Jirel's Journal
Jirel's Journal
December 8, 2020

Of course. It's 2020. Why WOULDN'T some mystery disease crop up?

So now there's a mystery disease in India, with 300 people hospitalized. Headaches, seizures, nausea, passing out - fabulous. Might be the water, but they can't find any contaminants. They don't *think* it's a virus...


November 19, 2020

Once again, Rudy goes unhinged.

How much judgment does it take to avoid stupid opportunities to humiliate yourself (and your client)?

Imagine you’re Rudy Giuliani. You’re prattling along, giving a press conference, and you spot a way to reference one of your favorite movies to make your legal case … BAM! Twitter rips you to shreds.

That was the crux of a truly bizarre press conference that President Trump’s personal attorney gave on Thursday, which CNN, MSNBC and Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto declined to air. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, was arguing that Trump campaign reps were not allowed close enough to properly observe ballot counting in Pennsylvania for the presidential election, which Trump and his team have refused to concede despite the Associated Press and other major news outlets naming Democratic challenger Joe Biden the winner two weeks ago.

Giuliani decided to re-enact a scene from the 1992 comedy “My Cousin Vinny,” which starred Joe Pesci (no relation to the author of this article) and won Marisa Tomei an Oscar, to call out just how far away the Trump representatives were from the ballot counters.


And the New York Daily News, one of Giuliani’s hometown newspapers, ran an op-ed by one of Giuliani’s former speechwriters on Thursday that called him “pathetic” and lamented his dive “into the deep end of a fetid pool of manufactured election conspiracy theories.”

The presser got even stranger as a black stream of what appeared to be hair dye began rolling down Giuliani’s face as he sweat at the podium...

November 6, 2020

What's On Your Playlist When The Election Gets Called?

What song(s) do you want to blast when this is all over, and you have a big drink and party?

October 28, 2020

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman hit with 15 new felony charges

Of course. These clowns even represented themselves. How fitting.

Weeks after Michigan prosectors hit the pair of right-wing provocateurs with charges in an alleged voter-intimidation robocall scheme, Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 58, have been indicted by an Ohio grand jury on separate felony counts.

Local prosecutors charged Wohl and Burkman each with eight counts of felony telecommunications fraud and seven counts of felony bribery for allegedly sowing false fears about voting by mail in targeted minority communities in Ohio, plus multiple other states. Warrants were issued for the pair's arrest, who face up to 18 years and six months in prison if convicted.


The duo, representing themselves, testified one day earlier before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation in relation to the same alleged scheme. The suit alleges that Wohl and Burkman violated the Ku Klux Klan Act with the calls. (Wohl and Burkman are both Jewish.)

Recordings featuring a woman's voice falsely told recipients that mail-in ballots could be used to "collect outstanding debt," "track down old warrants" and "track people for mandatory vaccines." The recording cited in the lawsuit said the calls were made on behalf of Project 1599, Burkman's group.

Bye, asswipes. You thought you were untouchable, but you got caught red-handed.

October 4, 2020

Whoa. Pro-life evangelicals endorse Biden.

A group of anti-abortion evangelicals on Friday endorsed Joe Biden, saying that in areas other than abortion, the former vice president is more "pro-life" than President Trump.

"We believe that on balance, Joe Biden’s policies are more consistent with the biblically shaped ethic of life than those of Donald Trump," the group said in a statement. "Therefore, even as we continue to urge different policies on abortion, we urge evangelicals to elect Joe Biden as president."

The group, which includes several pastors formerly involved in Republican politics, former Christianity Today chairman John Huffman, and Jerushah Duford, the granddaughter of conservative evangelical leader Billy Graham, emphasized that while they remain opposed to abortion, Democratic policy proposals, such as "accessible health services for all citizens, affordable childcare, a minimum wage that lifts workers out of poverty" will reduce the number of abortions.


September 24, 2020

Could've bowled me over with a feather.

I posted a while ago that in our small, rural, red town my still very Republican ex-GOP-county-chair and ex-GOP-County-Commissioner neighbor has been flying Biden and Vote Blue signs. They are now behind barbed wire. But since then...

Our house has been flying Biden banners on all sides of the corner.

Our neighbor’s daughter from across the street the other way came to thank us for doing it, saying all these Biden signs make her feel like she’s in a good neighborhood.

More Biden signs - and Wendy Davis signs - are popping up all over. There are a few more Dump signs, but The Side Of Light is well ahead.

Today, our banners temporarily went down for porch painting. But wonder of wonders, our GOP neighbor made up for it. HE PUT UP A BLACK LIVES MATTER FLAG SIGN, Y’ALL!!!!


September 7, 2020

Louis DeJoy Reportedly Reimbursed Employees for GOP Donations Through Bonuses

Source: Slate

We already knew that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's profile in Republican circles grew on the back of big campaign donations. The North Carolina businessman who became the first postmaster general in almost two decades to get the job without being a career postal employee, built a reputation as a superstar Republican bundler, which came with numerous benefits, including presidential and gubernatorial appointments for his wife. But it turns out at least part of that success in fundraising had to do with pressuring employees to donate to GOP candidates and then reimbursing them through bonuses, reports the Washington Post.

At least five former employees who worked for DeJoy's former business, New Breed Logistics, said they were not-so-subtly pressured to write checks and attend fundraisers. DeJoy would then personally direct that bonus payments be made to certain staffers that would make up for the cost of their financial political contributions. "He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses," David Young, who as director of human resources had access to payroll records from the late 1990s to 2013, said. An unnamed former employee said DeJoy didn't hide his requests: "He would ask employees to make contributions at the same time that he would say, 'I'll get it back to you down the road'."

Read more: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/louis-dejoy-reimburse-employees-republican-donations.amp

I do believe the correct terms are "money laundering" and "election fraud."

Edit: another great article on the laws broken:
August 21, 2020

Help Make Dumpy Have a Sad.

His campaign has put up a gross poll for his acceptance speech at:

Make sure you vote often to tell him what scum he is. They want a name and email address. Make sure you pick a few good return spam addresses out of your email, like a few "Nigerian widows" and such. Make sure they feel the love back from endless Dump emails in the future.

August 7, 2020

I am floored by this sea change.

Folks, I live in rural Texas. Not THE most rabid area, but still. My neighbor is a former GOP county commissioner. He was a recent GOP county chair, for years. The local GOP met at his house.

Today his garden-club prizewinning yard is sporting two signs:

Biden 2020.

Vote Blue No Matter Who.


July 27, 2020

Join the #TinyTrump art installation!

Yo! Join a fabulous national crowd-sourced political art installation AND have 50% of your payment go to Joe Biden and the NAACP. It's simple - buy (or make for free, if you want to) these itty bitty Trump hate letters. Then do what twerps that post Chick tracts do - put them anywhere that will piss off the conservative thugs. They aren't stickers (unless you want them to be), so you aren't defacing anything. Be creative! Add your own "love notes" to messages already printed on Hair Hitler's effigy, and even order blanks to make your own personalized hate notes.

You can get pre-made ones here: https://maketrumptiny.com
They also have DIY templates there.

Though it's not a new thing, let's make it a big thing now. Nasty little Anti-Trump messages everywhere, all day, every day.

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