Friday, May 20, 2022

Las Vegas newspaper: We can’t find any GOP candidates to endorse ‘who aren’t a threat to democracy’

Mod: It could be there just aren't any.

Las Vegas Newspaper: We Struggle To ID GOP Candidates Who Aren’t Threat To Democracy (Huffington Post link): The Las Vegas Sun issued a plea to non-MAGA Republicans to “reach out to us” because the current crop of GOP candidates in the state are too extreme to back.

The newspaper’s editorial board, in an essay published Sunday, said it had “endorsed Republicans in the past and might do so again in the future.”

 “Yet as we survey the field of Republican candidates across the state, we are struggling to identify those who are not an active threat to American democracy or the institutions of government that have sustained our republic for 250 years,” it continued.

The five leading GOP Nevada gubernatorial candidates have all “gone on record as both supporting and contributing” to former President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him, the board said.

“If you are a Republican running for office who believes in truth, believes that the last election was fair, who rejects the deranged calls to destroy our democracy, we need to hear from you. Nevada needs to hear from you. We want to endorse sanity, honesty, integrity and moderation,” it said.

In search of GOP candidates willing to stand up for democracy
(Las Vegas Sun link): No one knows better than Nevadans when it’s time to put our cards on the table.

The Editorial Board, and Nevadans as a whole, are facing an agonizing problem. We have endorsed Republicans in the past and might do so again in the future. Yet as we survey the field of Republican candidates across the state, we are struggling to identify those who are not an active threat to American democracy or the institutions of government that have sustained our republic for 250 years. 

Those are the stakes here for the GOP. For Nevada. For our voters.

If you are a Republican running for office who believes in truth, believes that the last election was fair, who rejects the deranged calls to destroy our democracy, we need to hear from you. Nevada needs to hear from you. We want to endorse sanity, honesty, integrity and moderation.

As it stands right now, voters are faced with a slate of GOP candidates — nearly across the board — who aren’t fit for elective office because they buy into the Big Lie and its attempt to derail democracy. We hate finding people in the public sphere who want to destroy the very elections they now seek to win. We hate efforts to disenfranchise voters and rig future elections. We yearn for a dignified, honest and pro-democracy Republican leadership. We yearn for the Republicans of years past. Patriots, not insurrectionists.

 Mod: Good read. Go to the link for the rest.


  1. Ted Cruz hit with 15-page ethics complaint seeking to have him disbarred

    Citing the suspension of Rudy Giuliani's law license by the state of New York, an activist organization seeks to have Sen. Ted Cruz disbarred over his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

    "The complaint against Mr. Cruz, filed by a group called the 65 Project, focuses on baseless assertions by Mr. Cruz about widespread voting fraud in the weeks between Election Day in 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, as well as his participation in lawsuits protesting the results in Pennsylvania," The New York Times reported Wednesday.

    "The 65 Project’s advisers include the Hillary Clinton ally David Brock and Paul Rosenzweig, a conservative and former Republican who worked on the Ken Starr special prosecution team investigating the Clintons. The 65 Project was formed to hold accountable lawyers involved in a series of lawsuits seeking to undermine President Biden’s victory in 2020."

    The complaint argued, "just as Mr. Giuliani has been disciplined for his conduct, so should Mr. Cruz."

  2. Elon Musk Accused of Exposing Himself to Private Flight Attendant — Settled Out of Court for $250K

    That's almost double what Trump paid to Stormy.

  3. A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.
    "He whipped out his penis, it was erect," the friend said, describing the allegations. "And he started propositioning her, like he touched her thigh and told her he would buy her a horse. And he basically tried to bribe her to perform some sort of sexual favor."
    And at least six women have sued Tesla, where Musk is the CEO, alleging sexual harassment at a Tesla factory. Men at the factory ogled women and remarked on their clothes, the complaints said, leading some women to wear baggy outfits and use stacks of boxes to obstruct the views of leering co-workers. Some of the women claimed they were retaliated against when they came forward.

  4. Crackers always show up stupid and racist.
    Georgia NAACP is investigating a traffic stop involving a college lacrosse team, 2022.
    "Our students and staff deserve to know that this brazen, illegal, and discriminatory conduct will not go unchecked," the complaint reads. "The illegal behavior exhibited by these officers, the repeated misstatements by the Sheriff (both about the law and the facts), the attempt to obscure the facts, the failure to turn over immediately all of the videos from the encounter, and the racial disparity evident to anyone who views the videos make it clear that neither the Sheriff's Office nor local officials can be trusted to investigate this incident completely and impartially."

  5. The COPS mommy, did not teach him about playing with fire?
    COP lie as norm in FL.
    Florida Deputy Charged After Biker Is ‘Cooked Alive’ in Dramatic Taser Arrest, 2022.

    NeJame and co-counsel Albert Yonfa have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an independent investigation into the case, calling the tasing “reckless, foolish, unnecessary, and deadly.”

    In a follow-up email after the charges against Crawford were announced, NeJame said in a statement, “While we are gratified to know that some criminal charge is being recommended against the Deputy, it will be up to the Office of the State Attorney to determine if the charges against the Deputy are sufficient as to his crime or should be greater since the Sheriff has now admitted culpability and the actions are so apparent and egregious.”

    Because of his injuries, Barreto will not be physically arrested at this time, Lopez said Thursday. Crawford has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues.


  6. Howard Dean wants Rupert Murdoch to be deported, calls Tucker Carlson 'a danger to the United States', 2022.
    “I see the brand of Fox being hate, anger, dishonesty, and now murder… Murdoch has harmed this country more than any other human being in my lifetime, and he should never have been given citizenship,” Dean said. “The one thing I’d change about our immigration policy, is to send Murdoch back to Australia and keep him there, with the whole family.”


  7. Justin Thomas 'blown away' by high prices of beer and food at 2022 PGA Championship
    When Thomas got wind of a report from Golfweek's Steve DiMeglio, which said it will cost fans $18 for a beer and $16 for a salad at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he felt he had to say something.

    1. Clarence needs to ask Moscow for a raise.

  8. Trump is about to 'get embarrassed' in Georgia GOP primary

    The election will pit an incumbent governor against a Trump-backed challenger — who is likely to crash and burn, and even Trump appears to be bracing for it.

    "We're a few days from some big primaries including in Georgia, where the former President Donald Trump has worked hard, really hard, to defeat incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp," said anchor John Berman. "So how is that going for him, Harry?"

    "He's about to probably get embarrassed, John," said Enten. "So, look, this is a new Fox News poll that was released on Wednesday night. You need 50 percent of the vote plus one to avoid a runoff. And look at where Brian Kemp is. He's at 60 percent. He's at 32 points ahead of David Perdue. Look at where we were in March, folks. Brian Kemp was at 50 percent. David Perdue 11 points back. In that two-month period, David Perdue has basically fallen to the ground... Brian Kemp, the very clear favorite ahead of that primary on Tuesday."

    Must be a hoax.

  9. Thanks, Mod. Can you tell us who Carlson's sponsors are so we can boycott them? I don't even want to turn on that channel.

  10. On the record: Huffington Post is financed by George Soros

    1. On the record, Donald Trump, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are sponsored by Vladimir Putin.

    2. The ‘Perfect Anti-Semitism’ Of Tucker Carlson’s Latest Trip To Hungary

      The Fox Nation host goes all-in on the white supremacist conspiracy theory that George Soros is waging “demographic war — on the West.”

      Not surprising that 7:21 has bought into this anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

    3. Wonder if Soros owns shares in the company that produces the Javelins being gifted to 7:21's sponsor?

    4. I seriously doubt 7:21 is being sponsored by Ukraine. More likely it’s the other side.

    5. Sorry about the ambiguity: Talking about the high speed "gifting" of Javelins to the ultimate recipients.

  11. It’s looking like the only ones not involved in the Russian Collusion were Trump and the Russians; magnificent work Mr. Durham.

    1. So there was Russian collusion without Russians? Please explain.

    2. 9:54 - Looks like you stumped the chump.


  12. His memory got better, when money was being taken away from the orange faced communist-republican crook.
    Trump pays $110K fine, must submit paperwork to end contempt

    A Manhattan judge declared Trump in contempt of court on April 25 and fined him $10,000 per day for not complying with a subpoena in James’ long-running investigation into his business practices.

    Judge Arthur Engoron agreed May 11 to lift the contempt order if, by Friday, Trump paid the fines and submitted affidavits detailing efforts to search for the subpoenaed records and explaining his and his company’s document retention policies.

  13. No communion for Pelosi, finally.
    If you don’t follow the teachings of the Catholic Church then …

  14. At least 837 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection so far. This searchable table shows them all.

    Since supporters of then-President Donald Trump swarmed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 — forcing Congress to go into lockdown and damaging the halls of government — at least 837 people have been arrested and charged with crimes.

    The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify people who took part in one of the most documented crimes in US history.

    But since many rioters were allowed to walk free a year ago, it's taking some time to track them down.

    This table includes the names, charges, links to court documents, and links to additional stories of all the people charged so far. We're keeping it updated as the Department of Justice releases more names and info.

    Only 297 federally charged rioters have entered guilty pleas so far.

    The number of people charged in the insurrection is expected to keep growing as FBI agents pore through video footage, social media posts, phone location data, and tips from the public.

    Democratic members of Congress pushed for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol riot akin to the one made post-9/11, but Senate Republicans blocked the attempt.


  15. Must be communist-republicans?
    South Florida DEA agents charged in scheme to peddle info about drug investigations.

    Manuel Recio, 53, retired from the DEA in 2018 and had worked as an assistant special agent in charge of the Miami office along with other offices over 20 years. He was currently working as an investigative consultant in South Florida, where the alleged criminal conspiracy took place. John Costanzo Jr., 47, was most recently working at DEA headquarters in the Washington, D.C., area and had previously worked as a supervisor in the agency’s Miami office, authorities said.

    Both men — well known in South Florida’s law enforcement and legal circles — are charged with conspiracy to bribe a public official, conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, and honest services wire fraud. Both had their first appearances in federal court Friday, and they were released on a $30,000 personal recognizance bond, according to Nicholas Biase, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

  16. 1:03pm - Yawn.

    1. Thank God his meds have kicked in.

  17. Crack-pot, communist-republican.
    Ohio GOP House candidate J.R. Majewski called for secession in livestream following 2020 election.
    Majewski, who works in the nuclear industry and is an Air Force veteran, is already under scrutiny over his past promotion of the false QAnon conspiracy theory and his attendance at the January 6, 2020 "Stop the Steal" rally which preceded the Capitol riot. Majewski emerged victorious in a crowded Republican primary earlier this month and will face off against long-serving Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the newly drawn congressional district this November. The race is considered to be competitive and is likely to be a toss up.
    Former President Donald Trump won in 25 states in the 2020 election against Joe Biden. Biden won 306 electoral college votes to Trump's 232, as well as the nationwide popular vote. Many in the Republican Party continue to echo Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. But Majewski's advocacy that "red" states should secede from the union is an outlier even among those who falsely claim vast fraud in the 2020 election.


  18. The former president's lengthy history of bankruptcies, failed licensing agreements and lawsuits are laid bare in excruciating detail in a filing for his new media company.

    Entities associated with President Trump have filed for bankruptcy protection. The Trump Taj Mahal, which was built and owned by President Trump, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1991. The Trump Plaza, the Trump Castle, and the Plaza Hotel, all owned by President Trump at the time, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1992. THCR, which was founded by President Trump in 1995, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004. Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., the new name given to Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts after its 2004 bankruptcy, declared bankruptcy in 2009. While all of the foregoing were in different businesses than TMTG, there can be no guarantee that TMTG’s performance will exceed the performance of those entities.

    Trump Shuttle, Inc., launched by President Trump in 1989, defaulted on its loans in 1990 and ceased to exist by 1992. Trump University, founded by President Trump in 2005, ceased operations in 2011 amid lawsuits and investigations regarding the company’s business practices. Trump Vodka, a brand of vodka produced by Drinks Americas under license from the Trump Organization, was introduced in 2005 and discontinued in 2011. Trump Mortgage, LLC, a financial services company founded by President Trump in 2006, ceased operations in 2007., a travel site founded by President Trump in 2006, ceased operations in 2007. Trump Steaks, a brand of steak and other meats founded by President Trump in 2007, discontinued sales two months after its launch. While all these businesses were in different industries than TMTG, there can be no guarantee that TMTG’s performance will exceed the performance of these entities.


  19. Larger than life HAG of Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas has to leave the bench at once, 2022.
    As one or both are connected to Insurrectionists in the communist-republican party.
    Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election.
    The revelations first published by The Washington Post on Friday show that Thomas was more involved than previously known in efforts, based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, to overturn Biden's victory and keep then-President Donald Trump in office.
    She has been critical of the ongoing congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 violence, including signing onto a letter to House Republicans calling for the expulsion of Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois from the GOP conference for joining the Jan. 6 congressional committee.

  20. Could Turkey Be Expelled From NATO Over Blocking Finland, Sweden?
    But the North Atlantic Treaty regulating NATO does not have an option to suspend or even expel members. But there's the possibility to do something to the same effect when a member state persistently violates the principles contained in the pact—by failing to safeguard the freedom of its people, the country's democracy and the rule of law. In that case, NATO members can unanimously decide to stop assisting that ally.
    "Erdoğan and Putin are both realists. They're unsentimental about politics," Suny said. "They'll do what's necessary to enhance their own state position. For Erdoğan, that happens to include the repression of the Kurds that is domestically within first and within his interior, as well as in Syria or anywhere else. And the Russians, you know, couldn't care less about that."

  21. Another trumpee loser get his backside handed to him in court.
    Judge dismisses MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell counter-suits against Smartmatic and Dominion and sanctions Lindell, asking him to pay Smartmatic attorney fees.

  22. What do you expect from a communist-republican?
    A Utah hunting guide is facing felony charges for 'illegally baiting' a bear for Donald Trump Jr.

    The outlet reported that Wade Lemon faces up to five years in state prison for the fatal shooting of the bear on May 18, 2018.

    Trump Jr. is not named in the criminal complaint, but the Utah Department of Natural Resources confirmed to The Tribune that Trump Jr. was Lemon's "client."

    Lemon is accused of using "a pile of grain, oil, and pastries" to bait the bear that Trump Jr. would shoot. The Tribune reported that prosecutors said there's no evidence to suggest that Trump Jr. knew the bear was illegally baited.

  23. Beverly Hills HAG, 2022
    A Beverly Hills salon owner who stormed the Capitol wants to rescind her guilty plea to a serious January 6 charge.
    Gina Bisignano called out, "We need weapons," over a bullhorn at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.


  24. A rural county in Iowa that supported Trump turns to Latinos to grow, but fears their wrath as to how the white folks have been treating them?

    Latinos are the largest minority group in Iowa, and one of the fastest growing, projected to more than double to 407,000 residents over the next 30 years. The White population, in contrast, has declined in almost every rural county, according to an analysis of census estimates by demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution.

    Republicans and Democrats agree that the situation is dire. But the question is whether a county that voted for President Donald Trump and former congressman Steve King, both Republicans who denigrated Latin American immigrants, can welcome Latinos and their families, and whether those families will be willing to come to Greene County.

  25. The face of New car dealerships is changing, 2022.
    The Incredible Shrinking Car Dealership, 2022.
    Honda announced today that it’s rolling out a new dealership design, one that takes up less square footage and is modular and flexible; what was once showroom space, for example, can be transformed into offices for employees. It’ll also have electric vehicle chargers, as the company aims to sell half a million EVs in the US by 2030. “Our dealers are looking at ways to modernize and digitalize their business,” Mamadou Diallo, the vice president of auto sales at American Honda, told reporters last week. Recent experiences, he says, have taught the automaker that selling cars “will not require as much space.” And they’re not the only ones looking to shed square footage.


  26. Fight for freedom or die like a dog under communism, 2022.
    Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves, 2022.

    One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces.

    What united them is their determination to resist Lukashenko by fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine.

  27. U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by communist-China- FT. 2022.

    According to the Financial Times report, the maritive initiative will enable these countries to monitor illegal fishing even when the boats have turned off the transponders which are typically used to track vessels.

    The U.S.-Indo Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell had said earlier this month that United States will soon announce plans to battle illegal fishing in the U.S.

    Several countries in the Indo-Pacific region chafe at China's vast fishing fleet. They say its vessels often violate their exclusive economic zones and cause environmental damage and economic losses.

  28. Ukraine has 'broken the backbone' of communist-Russian army, says Volodymr Zelensky, 2022.

    "We did not start this war. But we have to finish it," he said. "Victory will be bloody in battle. But the end will be in diplomacy. We want everything back. Russia does not want to give anything away."

    Mr Zelensky also vowed to rescue the Ukrainian defenders of the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, who surrendered this week after holding out for months against Russian bombardment.

    "We will bring them home," he said of the fighters who are now held by communist-Russia.

  29. A Texas police officer was arrested after being accused of using a taser on her kids, reports say.

    Ortiz used the taser in drive-stun mode, a compliance technique on the kids' bodies including their hands, shoulders, and buttocks, according to court documents. The taser used belonged to Ortiz' boyfriend, Christopher Worthington, who is also a police officer in Harris County.

    The Daily Beast reported that Ortiz's children reported the incident to their father, who is currently going through a divorce with Ortiz. The children said they did not feel safe in Ortiz's home.

    Citing prosecutors, the Daily Beast reported that Worthington was present when the children were tasered.

  30. Skeet Jones is a powerful judge in Texas' smallest county. He is being charged with cattle theft.
    This means ALL them texans are crooks?

    Judge Skeet Jones, 71, the top elected official since 2007 in the least populated county in the continental United States, is facing three felony counts of livestock theft and one count of engaging in criminal activity, accused of gathering up and selling stray cattle, authorities said.

    Jones, the scion of a powerful ranching family that settled in Loving County in the 1950s, was booked into Winkler County Jail on Friday and released on $20,000 bond, records show. He did not return phone calls seeking comment.

  31. Thanks, to the impeached 45th president criminal.
    The population of Illinois is growing. The census showed it shrinking. It’s one of six states significantly undercounted in 2020.
    Census Bureau overcounts in Minnesota and Rhode Island may have kept those states from losing congressional seats
    In Florida, and Texas, undercounts appear to have cost them congressional seats too.

  32. Another walking-dead white guy, 2022.
    An Oklahoma state rep proposed legislation that would mandate young men get mandatory vasectomies.

    An Oklahoma state rep proposed an idea for legislation that would make vasectomies mandatory for young men in the state.

    Speaking before a floor of legislators, state Rep. Mickey Dollens said on Thursday that he is thinking about introducing the legislation next year.

    "I would invite you to co-author a bill that I'm considering next year that would mandate that each male, when they reach puberty, get a mandatory vasectomy that's only reversible when they reach the point of financial and emotional stability," he told GOP lawmakers.


  33. Like the ones that have been happening in Glendora, California?
    Justice Department Set To Release New Guidelines and Grants To Combat Hate Crimes, 2022.

    The Justice Department is utilizing a variety of steps, such as releasing $5 million for states to establish hotlines to report hate crimes, NPR reports. This initiative will provide additional funding to states that report hate crime data. Local law enforcement agencies are not required to submit their data to the FBI for its annual crime report. These measures come on the first anniversary of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes act.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland stated the department will “use every legal tool available to investigate the Buffalo shooting,” adding that it “was a painful reminder of the singular impact that hate crimes have not only on individuals but on entire communities.”

  34. communist-Republicans vow to kill domestic terrorism bill in Senate, 2022.
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he will bring the bill to the floor this week as a response to the killings at a Buffalo supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood. The bill passed the House 222-203 on a mostly party-line vote, with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) casting the only GOP vote in favor.

  35. No charges or discipline for NPD officers who chased man down Highway 9, shot passenger, 2022.
    After Morrison was killed, police discovered he was not the suspect and tried to pull him over based on the information they had available at the time. Detectives determined after the pursuit that Morrison had warrants for possession of firearm after felony conviction and driving under suspension.


  36. RUSSIAN people have been recorded shouting criticisms of the war in Ukraine at a concert in St Petersburg, 2022.
    ‘F*** the war!’ Putin backlash begins as thousands stage revolt at St Petersburg concert

    Russian people screamed condemnation of the war in Ukraine at a concert in St Petersburg.

    Footage from the concert records a crowd of thousands of Russians chanting “F**k the war” over and over again.

    The defiant display of opposition to Putin’s ‘special military operation’ suggests the Russian leader’s propaganda machine of state television is failing.

    Russian authorities have attempted to maintain strict censorship over information relating to the war but anti-invasion protests and demonstrations have still broken out across the authoritarian nation.

  37. Russian TV report helps Ukraine troops in Luhansk Oblast destroy artillery piece the enemy used to blow up Pavlohrad bridge, 2022.

    "The guardsmen destroyed the enemy military hardware that blew up the Pavlohrad bridge and shelled Sievierodonetsk. Thanks to Russian propagandists for the tip. They boasted, and now they have (nothing to boast about)."

    The governor added that the bridge would be rebuilt and "thanked" the propagandists for "adjusting our fire."

    In turn, Ukraine's General Staff reported on Facebook that the artillerymen of the National Guard had brilliantly and professionally destroyed the 2S4 Tyulpan 240 mm self-propelled heavy mortar of the invaders.


  38. These 3 must be communit-republicans.
    3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned, fork these clowns, 2022.
    In a statement, Miller said that while the three will get a degree "they will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated." He added that a decision on whether to require the three to reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service will be made by the secretary of the Air Force.


  39. Beware, communist-republicans are spreading monkeypox, threw their sexual deviant actions on men, women and children.
    ‘Sexual form of monkeypox’ blamed for global spread of virus, 2022.
    “What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,” WHO official David Heymann, an infectious disease specialist, told Reuters

  40. Rob them blind, Mickey.
    Disneyland spending is up 40% per guest, and some people think it’s worth the extra money, 2022.

    In the fiscal quarter ending April 2, 2022, Disney reported $6.7 billion in spending for Disney parks, experiences and products, more than double what it was for the same time period last year.

    Some of that increase comes from new, or newly reopened, offerings. Walt Disney World’s Galactic Starcruiser, an immersive “Star Wars” hotel, opened in March and is filling rooms with guests paying $5,000 or more for the experience.


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