Poor Donald Trump’s failed election ‘audit’

Donald Trump

Coup attempt

Oh, this has gotta sting. That Arizona so-called election “audit” that sane people have been complaining about?[1] Even it confirmed Joe Biden’s victory.[2]

This was an audit in which they absolutely cooked the procedures, they took funding from sources that should delegitimize, automatically, the finding. This was Donald Trump’s best chance to prove his cases of elections being rigged and fraudulent, and they failed.[3]

Ouch.

Tom Hamburger and Jacqueline Alemany, “Biden White House leans toward releasing information about Trump and Jan. 6 attack, setting off legal and political showdown,” Washington Post, September 23, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-executive-privilege-subpoenas/2021/09/23/1c163312-1ba7-11ec-8380-5fbadbc43ef8_story.html

Rosalind S. Helderman, “Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory,” Washington Post, September 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-ballot-review-draft-report/2021/09/24/7c19ac08-1562-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html


Pandemic

(Inter)national

There is a new blog post entitled, “The final refusal.”

After consulting with my doctor, the outcome of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision on COVID-19 booster shots[4] for me is that I will be receiving my booster on Sunday, September 26, 184 days since my second shot. It will be Pfizer again. I had hoped for Moderna because there had been some indication that the combination is even more effective,[5] but it is not to be.

Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe, “CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shots for seniors, declines them for healthcare workers,” Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-09-23/us-covid-booster-shots

George Monbiot, “Spirited Away,” September 24, 2021, https://www.monbiot.com/2021/09/24/spirited-away/

Lena H. Sun and Laurie McGinley, “Pfizer booster now available to older Americans and those at higher-risk, including on the job, as CDC chief partly overrules panel,” Washington Post, September 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/23/covid-booster-shots-cdc/


Infrastructure

The challenge with promises of victory[6] lies in knowing whether they are made from positions of strength or positions of weakness. I read Joe Biden’s position as one of weakness. I hope I’m wrong.[7] But I still have this long list of issues affecting a great many people—most of them voters or potential voters—where Democrats have either so far utterly failed to deliver or where they face a strong possibility that they will fail to deliver. Infrastructure is among them:

This is not a track record of strength.

Seung Min Kim and Tony Romm, “Biden defends his social agenda bill, saying the cost will be zero,” Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-defends-agenda-spending/2021/09/24/08e5b01e-1d4c-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html


Pacific Gas and Electric

Hayley Smith, “PG&E charged with manslaughter in Shasta County fire that killed 4,” Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-24/zogg-fire-charges


Anthropology

Freda Kreier, “‘Ghost tracks’ suggest people came to the Americas earlier than once thought,” Science News, September 24, 2021, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/footprints-ghost-tracks-prehistoric-humans-americas


  1. [1]Jennifer Morrell, “I watched the GOP’s Arizona election audit. It was worse than you think,” Washington Post, May 19, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/19/gop-arizona-election-audit/
  2. [2]Rosalind S. Helderman, “Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory,” Washington Post, September 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-ballot-review-draft-report/2021/09/24/7c19ac08-1562-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html
  3. [3]Ben Ginsberg, quoted in Rosalind S. Helderman, “Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory,” Washington Post, September 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-ballot-review-draft-report/2021/09/24/7c19ac08-1562-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html
  4. [4]Lena H. Sun and Laurie McGinley, “Pfizer booster now available to older Americans and those at higher-risk, including on the job, as CDC chief partly overrules panel,” Washington Post, September 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/23/covid-booster-shots-cdc/
  5. [5]Tala Michel Issa, “Is it safe to mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines? Here’s what we know so far,” Al Arabiya, June 23, 2021, https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/06/23/s-it-safe-to-mix-and-match-COVID-19-vaccines-Here-s-what-we-know-so-far
  6. [6]Seung Min Kim and Tony Romm, “Biden defends his social agenda bill, saying the cost will be zero,” Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-defends-agenda-spending/2021/09/24/08e5b01e-1d4c-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html
  7. [7]David Benfell, “If you seek justice, don’t blame the U.S. Senate Parliamentarian,” Not Housebroken, September 20, 2021, https://disunitedstates.org/2021/09/20/if-you-seek-justice-dont-blame-the-u-s-senate-parliamentarian/

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