Elections

LA County ​Ballot Drop Box Set On Fire, By Communists Probably, Why Not

At least, that's what the Gateway Pundit detectives have figgered out. DRATS!

A fire set in an absentee ballot drop box in Los Angeles County destroyed or damaged an unknown number of ballots Sunday night, because that's where democracy is in 2020. Firefighters responding to the blaze first tried spraying a fire extinguisher into the envelope slot, then ran a hose through it, and then used a power saw to cut through the side of the drop box in front of the Baldwin Park Library. Fire officials say someone started the fire by dropping burning newspaper through the slot for ballots. No suspects have yet been identified.

Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano said there were between 100 and 200 ballots in the box, and county election officials are working to contact local residents who may have to replace their ballots in the two weeks left before the election.

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis said Monday that the attempt to set fire to ballots "has all the signs of an attempt to disenfranchise voters and call into question the security of our elections," and golly, we have no idea why anyone would want to do that.

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Journalism

Montana Newspaper Sure Sorry It Endorsed Bundy-Hugging Wackaloon For State Office

When in doubt, go with the candidate who DOESN'T see antifa super-soldiers coming to get you.

The daily paper for Montana's Greater Missoula Metro Region, the sensibly named Missoulian, raised a few eyebrows Sunday with its endorsement of Republican Jennifer Fielder for the District 4 seat on the Montana Public Service Commission. Generally, elections for regulatory bodies like the Public Service Commission (Motto: "We Regulate Public Services. In Montana.") don't draw a lot of attention, but it's not every day that a newspaper endorsement has to acknowledge a chosen candidate has quite so much colorful background that voters may need to overlook. Fielder, a state senator who can't run again because of term limits, is chief executive of the "American Lands Council," a Koch-funded group that yearns to transfer federal lands to state and local governments, to then be sold to the highest bidder. But Fielder has promised to step down from that job! Besides, the endorsement went on, surely voters can overlook a couple of other minor matters:

Fielder's critics are troubled by her affiliation with this group and others, such as the Coalition of Western Property Owners that invited members of the Bundy family to speak in Paradise a couple of years ago. Her staunch support for transferring management of federal land to the states is certainly unpopular, and recently, she helped spread baseless rumors about Antifa supposedly traveling to Missoula to foment violence around the Black Lives Matter protests.

Other than holding wildly unpopular opinions, hanging out with domestic terrorists, and spreading unfounded rumors of the sort that have led to armed vigilantism across the West, she's a pretty solid choice.

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Right Wing Extremism

Constitutional Originalist Marsha Blackburn Still Insists On Voting, Owning Property

She’s still not the sharpest knife in a drawer filled with dull knives.

The race for the title of Senate's dumbest Republican continues. Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson remains undefeated, but Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn is young, scrappy, and hungry.Wednesday, during Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Spa Week, Blackburn, who's on the Judiciary Committee because it's not like there's a test or anything, tweeted the following:

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Hey, she's right! Blackburn probably had her staff comb through the pocket Constitutions she gives everyone as Christmas stocking stuffers. Or at the very least she just ran a quick edit > find on Google.

Of course, the word “AR-15" also doesn't appear in the Constitution. I checked! Our originalist gun nut senator would never support restricting legal gun ownership to the weapons available in the 18th Century. The gun lobby wouldn't make much bank pushing the sale of ye olde muskets. There'd also be significantly fewer school shootings, but you can't have everything.

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Science

You'll NEVER GUESS What The Anti-Abortion & Stem Cells Crowd Thinks Of The President's Stem Cell Smoothie!

How do they like them apples? They like 'em GREAT!

Oh, so baby parts risotto is a perfect entree when it's the GOP hosting the dinner party. Duly noted!

With the president out touting the wonders of an antibody cocktail developed using kidney cells from an aborted fetus, the forced birthers are contorting themselves into pretzels to explain why this is perfectly fine and totally consistent with their previous opposition to stem cell research which "destroys human life."

Just last year the Trump administration announced an almost complete ban on the use of fetal stem cells in government funded projects, installing a 14-member Human Fetal Research Ethics Advisory Board to review applications for just the kind of research used to develop the Regeneron cocktail Trump touts as a "cure" which made him "immune" to COVID. The board, appointed by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, must contain a lawyer, and ethicist, and a theologian, and currently counts among its members representatives from the Catholic Medical Association and the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

When HHS announced the policy, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, called it "a major pro-life victory and we thank President Trump for taking decisive action. It is outrageous and disgusting that we have been complicit, through our taxpayer dollars, in the experimentation using baby body parts." But she and her compatriots seem less upset now that it's Donald Trump using taxpayer dollars to "cure" himself using drugs derived from "baby body parts."

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