PHILADELPHIA – The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride.
The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it said the city’s COVID-19 cases made them halt their planning.
Two and a half months of rioting in Portland has yielded very little in the way of change on either side. The Democrats running the city continue to attempt to deescalate by doing very little and asking law enforcement to do even less. Meanwhile, the Antifa and Black Lives Matter “peaceful protesters” continue to burn the city down.
One particularly brave Antifa rioter decided to run from the police. Then, when he saw his girlfriend being arrested, he ran back towards them, taking off his shirt and apparently ready to fight. Instead of throwing a punch, local law enforcement showered him with pepper spray. And by shower, this wasn’t like a little canister opened up on him. He was absolutely drenched. Twice.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of thousands of residents across California experienced rolling blackouts Friday night as state officials and utility crews worked to meet energy demands during a statewide heat wave, the California Independent System Operator said.
California ISO, which monitors the state’s electricity needs and power grid capabilities, issued a Stage 3 System Emergency because there was an electricity reserve deficiency.
Just minutes before the start of primetime coverage of the first night of the 4 night Democrat Infomercial “Vote For Biden Because He’s Not Trump” was to begin, Conspiracy Central’s Joy Reid on her new MSNBC Crazy Negro Hour ramped up dangerously irresponsible rhetoric and conspiracy theories by her and her guests that would make even Ricky Maddow blush.
Not only were they openly accusing DJT of dismantling our democratic process before our very eyes and of intentionally destroying the Postal Service to rig the 2020 election, but of taking calls and directives from authoritarian world leaders on how to ensure he doesn’t leave office in January.
Worst yet, this evening’s most renowned Crazy Negro was the unhinged fear-mongering liar, Russiagate conspiracy theorist Malcolm Nance, who said if worse comes to worse and DJT wins, Americans will have to take to the streets like in Belarus and try to remove Trump from office by force. Video Here.
By now you’ve probably heard from various soft skulls like CNN’s Tater Stelter that DJT and the Postmaster General “are sabotaging democracy in plain sight” through a mix of nefarious ploys ranging from removing “blue Post Office drop boxes” to scrapping mail-sorting machines to allegedly mandating a slowdown in delivering the mail, supposedly doing everything possible to block what is expected to be a historically high level of mail-in ballots.
The truth is far less incendiary, though still troubling. As USA Today concluded in a fact-check of various rumors floating around:
….”it is false to say mail is intentionally being slowed, despite reports that a new USPS [United States Postal Service] system might inherently cause delays.
The Trump administration said the president did not direct USPS to slow down its deliveries, and USA TODAY found no evidence of that claim being true either.”
In any case, as NPR and other supposed news outlets have reported, the president has said he’d sign a bill including more funding for the Postal Service, including aid dedicated to processing any surge in mail-in votes.
Here’s a little bit of math that should give voters succor.
In 2016, about 140 million total votes were cast in the presidential election, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Now assume, for the sake of argument, that the same number of votes will be cast this year as in 2016.
Even if all voters used the mail and posted their ballots on exactly the same day, that would comprise only 30 percent of the amount of mail the USPS says it processes every single day.
So if the USPS screws up delivering votes in a timely and efficient manner this fall, it won’t be because of any sinister actions by the White House.
It will be because of longstanding, well-documented managerial and cultural problems that gave rise to such stock portrayals of letter carriers as Seinfeld’s Newman and Cheers’ Cliff Clavin.
It may take weeks for a final tally of all votes this fall depending on the closeness of the race on Election Day, and that waiting period may be excruciating to live through. But that has less to do with the USPS and more to do with local and state voting boards.
For those who are interested in the post office’s chronically bad performance and “unsustainable” situation, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a long list of studies on where the problems come from and how they might be addressed. The short version is that Congress and government workers unions have blocked all sorts of serious reforms to an operation that has seen a 33 percent decline in mail volume since 2006.For those who are interested in the post office’s chronically bad performance and “unsustainable” situation, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a long list of studies on where the problems come from and how they might be addressed. The short version is that Congress and government workers unions have blocked all sorts of serious reforms to an operation that has seen a 33 percent decline in mail volume since 2006.
If the election is stolen or rigged in any way, you can bet it’s done by our friends who lost touch with reality, and vow revenge for what they believe was stolen from them in 2016.
No way in hell do I need glasses this fucking bad!!!!!