Mid-Morning Reads for Monday, December 3, 2018

So sorry for the delay this morning, folks. Ya know, life….

There’s a run-off tomorrow? Have you voted?

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chamblee54
chamblee54

https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/how-the-georgia-race-for-governor-came-down-the-wire/RibhhL58uuFl4GPFRo9OHL/?ecmp=pg&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pg_fb
The fishwrapper had yet another election post mortem. It featured the quote below. This quote does not support the voter suppression narrative.
“Roughly 1.14 million African-American voters cast ballots in the election, and exit polls show the overwhelming majority backed Abrams. In 2014, Michelle Nunn’s U.S. Senate campaign earned a total of 1.16 million votes. That means the number of black voters who went to the polls for Abrams in November was nearly equal to the number of all Democratic votes cast four years earlier.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

To memory, the biggest problems raised abt voter suppression surrounded registration, which would not be reflected in the numbers you quote. Because you’d have to ask who couldn’t register or vote, not limit questions to those who did.
And regardless of the numbers, you want to get the processes right.
And the lawsuit filed will address the major identified problematic policies and procedures. Even if there were only 10 ppl who were “suppressed”. not sure why anyone would choose to fight the need to improve the process.

Gregs
Gregs

The only thing this proves is that the state with the sixth highest growth rate has more voters now than it did in 2014 because there are more people to vote.

xdog
xdog

Both a Bircher holdover and an precursor of today’s tinfoil-hat conspiracists, late Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia was obsessed with the idea that Communists occupied all levels of American government. The article looks at his private intelligence unit.

augusta52
augusta52

Remember the old cartoons about Wile E. Coyote trying to nab the Road Runner? That is what Georgia-Alabama reminds me of—just when Georgia thinks it has Alabama cornered for good…but as we know, you can’t rest with a 2-touchdown lead over the Tide in the 3rd quarter. And I guess now pretty clear Falcons will not be playing in the Super Bowl—of course no home team has ever played in the Super Bowl.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope
Will Durant
Will Durant

Then it gets rinsed, repeated, and recycled on brietbart, dailycaller, RT, etc.
Then the Noways of the world link to it on sites like this, Facebook, and other social media (as he did to this very “story” this past weekend). It’s like the old telephone parlor game.

My favorite parody meme that made it to social media as a truth was the FoxNews blonde claiming Obama invented Festivus to help kill off Christmas. I had to convince my mom that one, while similar to their usual fake outrage stories, was indeed fake from jump.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Just last week, some happy sausage-gobbler posted abt this fabricated Rudolph stuff.
I suppose it’s too much to ask people to read the ingredients, and not serve up a plate of sausage that looks and smells like poo.

Benevolus
Benevolus

“No one in this world, …has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.”
H.L. Mencken

Will Durant
Will Durant

And then you have those who make bank ginning fake news up from scratch only to often be taken seriously by the propagandists like Infowars and FoxNews:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_godfather_of_fake_news

Benevolus
Benevolus

Good story!