Israel's prominent anti-vaccine activist Hai Shaulian dies of COVID-19 https://t.co/IPX8zJ2fUo
— Republic (@republic) September 14, 2021
Can you demand a precount?
The campaign for California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder on Monday began propagating allegations of election fraud, one day before the recall election and before election results have even been released.
Elder’s campaign shared a form on his website that appeared to assume that Newsom held onto his seat, alleging that he did so through election fraud. The California recall election is set to begin on Tuesday Sept. 14, though mail-in voting has already begun and early voting already took place earlier in September.
“They say that in America, there are four boxes of liberty. The soapbox, the ballot box, the jury box, and the ammo box,” the form said. “When we vote we exercise our rights as Californians and as Americans to make our voices heard via the ballot box, having listened to others make theirs heard through the soapbox. We trust in our elected officials to safeguard that ballot box, such that its results will truly reflect our will as Californian’s.”
He’s not the only one claiming this from the GOP:
Trump and GOPers are now claiming the California recall is "rigged." This is not about any one election – what Trump/GOP are doing is convincing their base that ALL elections are rigged so why have democracy anymore. Like all fascist movements the goal is a dictatorship
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 13, 2021
And there you have it. From now on, anytime a Democrat wins, they will say it is rigged. We are going to a dangerous place.
Wait, there’s a milk crate challenge now?
I spent most of August playing around with Twitch. I really don’t care about watching other people play video games so never really paid much attention to Twitch before. But wait, there are chess streamers you say? Count me in!
My favorite Twitch channel (I mean, I’ve watched like 3 other streamers so I haven’t waded too far in as of yet) is IM Eric Rosen who loves himself a good gambit and has the same energy as a buddhist monk. His channel is relaxing and exciting (well, if you like chess) at the same time. Here’s a clip of him “blundering” his pieces to checkmate.
Who isn’t armed while visiting an aquarium?
And I know you guys are sick to death of me asking this but, HOW HARD IS IT TO PUT ON A DAMN MASK?
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a loaded gun was found on a 56-year-old woman who went to the SC Aquarium and attacked a police detective after she refused to wear a mask.
Lisa Bostick was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. She was given a $26,319 bond.
The incident happened last Sunday when a detective was working an off-duty assignment at the aquarium and was approached by employees who were requesting to have a guest removed from the center for failing to comply with several requests to wear her mask.
A report states that Bostick told staff members to “**** themselves” when asked to pull her mask up from her neck to her face in order to be in compliance with the aquarium’s policies. Police said as Bostick was leaving the gift shop, the detective approached her and asked her to follow him outside.
According to CPD officials, at that time, Bostick became belligerent and approached the detective in an “aggressive manner” including waving her hands violently in his face. The detective reported that when he went to place her under arrest for disorderly conduct, Bostick struck him in the neck and chest area.
Another Wake County parent keeps it classy during today’s @wcpss board meeting.
— BeingHelpish (@BeingHelpish) September 7, 2021
What a TED talk! Do we really need to say that if you’re wiping down surfaces with your mask, you’re wearing it incorrectly.