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A signature forgery scandal has turned the race for the GOP nomination to be Michigan’s next governor on its head: Two leading Republican candidates did not collect enough signatures to qualify for the primary ballot after invalid signatures were excluded, according to a report from the state’s Bureau of Elections.

The Bureau of Elections reports will now go to the Board of State Canvassers, which will vote Thursday on which candidates qualify to appear on the ballot for the state’s Aug. 2 primaries.

Thirty-six petition circulators — campaign workers hired to collect signatures — “submitted fraudulent petition sheets consisting entirely of invalid signatures,” according to the Bureau. In all, according to the Bureau’s report Monday, these circulators submitted at least 68,000 invalid signatures across nominating petitions for 10 candidates.

Both leading Republican candidates submitted well above the 15,000 signatures necessary, but were subsequently hit with complaints that that counts contained fraudulent signatures.
 

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“The staff of the Democrat Secretary of Staff [sic] does not have the right to unilaterally void every single signature obtained by the alleged forgers who victimized five campaigns,” John Yob, a consultant for Johnson, wrote on Twitter, adding: “We strongly believe they are refusing to count thousands of signatures from legitimate voters who signed the petitions and look forward to winning this fight before the Board, and if necessary, in the courts.”
So, they admit someone forged signatures, but they shouldn't be punished for it. Personally, I think it is a ridiculous thing to have to get signatures en masse to run. It'd probably make more sense to have to get a handful of signatures in X% of the state counties.

But these rules were created for some reason and the right-wing demands rules be followed to the fullest extent possible... except when it impacts them... and then officials should treat the situation differently (fairly).
 

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“The staff of the Democrat Secretary of Staff [sic] does not have the right to unilaterally void every single signature obtained by the alleged forgers who victimized five campaigns,” John Yob, a consultant for Johnson, wrote on Twitter, adding: “We strongly believe they are refusing to count thousands of signatures from legitimate voters who signed the petitions and look forward to winning this fight before the Board, and if necessary, in the courts.”
So, they admit someone forged signatures, but they shouldn't be punished for it. Personally, I think it is a ridiculous thing to have to get signatures en masse to run. It'd probably make more sense to have to get a handful of signatures in X% of the state counties.

But these rules were created for some reason and the right-wing demands rules be followed to the fullest extent possible... except when it impacts them... and then officials should treat the situation differently (fairly).
Republicans once again proving there is voter fraud.
 

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Former NFL Great and attempting to become the US Senate's dumbest member, Herschel Walker might never drink again with his repeated "hold my beer" statements.

The latest, Herschel Walker provided us all with a solution to this gun violence.
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Walker, responding to the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that left 19 children dead, noted that “Cain killed Abel” and followed with a head-scratching suggestion.
"And that's the problem we have." Apparently Walker thinks this is a gang related revenge killing.
“What about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that looking at social media,” he said.
It gets better because he follows up on his "Big Brother monitors your teenager's internet use" solution with saying the liberals just want to take away the rights of people.

This poet won the nomination for the US Senate! There are people that slave in the House for a chance to run for Senate and this ignoramus that sounds like an ignoramus easily won the Republican Primary.
 

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Head Injury Herschel.

What were you looking at when you were holding a gun to your wife's head?
 

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You want to stop the war? Drive down the price of oil. Drive down the price of energy. You want to stop it. Stop with the windmills that kill all your birds, and destroy your environment.

This man passed a dementia test, apparently.
 

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Wow! I'd never heard of  Jack Burkman so I clicked at Wikipedia.. Wow! This guy has out-Roved Karl Rove and out-Stoned Roger Stone. We should hope he dies in agony and goes to Hell if there is such a place.

The Wiki article doesn't mention the hunger strike. In fact it's had only two minor updates since September. Apparently the story of this political monster's numerous crimes has reached such an extreme that any further comment would make readers wonder if they've stumbled on some The Onion parody of QOP criminality.
 

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China Has A hurricane Gun
Donald Trump was not joking when he asked aides whether China had a "hurricane gun" it was using America, according to a new report by Rolling Stone magazine.

"Near the beginning of Donald Trump’s time in office, the then-president had a pressing question for his national-security aides and administration officials: Does China have the secret technology — a weapon, even — to create large, man-made hurricanes and then launch them at the United States? And if so, would this constitute an act of war by a foreign power, and could the U.S. retaliate militarily? Then-President Trump repeatedly asked about this, according to two former senior administration officials and a third person briefed on the matter," the magazine reported.

One former Trump official, described as "intimately familiar with the then-sitting president’s inquiry," has harsh words for their former boss.

“It was almost too stupid for words,” they said. “I did not get the sense he was joking at all.”
 

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China Has A hurricane Gun
Donald Trump was not joking when he asked aides whether China had a "hurricane gun" it was using America, according to a new report by Rolling Stone magazine.

"Near the beginning of Donald Trump’s time in office, the then-president had a pressing question for his national-security aides and administration officials: Does China have the secret technology — a weapon, even — to create large, man-made hurricanes and then launch them at the United States? And if so, would this constitute an act of war by a foreign power, and could the U.S. retaliate militarily? Then-President Trump repeatedly asked about this, according to two former senior administration officials and a third person briefed on the matter," the magazine reported.

One former Trump official, described as "intimately familiar with the then-sitting president’s inquiry," has harsh words for their former boss.

“It was almost too stupid for words,” they said. “I did not get the sense he was joking at all.”
So, Trump asked once, whether China has a hurricane weapon, and was presumably told that there is no such thing, and it's just something he saw on Saturday morning cartoons.

And then later, he asks again, either because he forgot, or because China might have invented the super weapon since last time.

The most baffling part is that this guy is the top contender to be a president again in 2024.
 

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China Has A hurricane Gun
Donald Trump was not joking when he asked aides whether China had a "hurricane gun" it was using America, according to a new report by Rolling Stone magazine.

"Near the beginning of Donald Trump’s time in office, the then-president had a pressing question for his national-security aides and administration officials: Does China have the secret technology — a weapon, even — to create large, man-made hurricanes and then launch them at the United States? And if so, would this constitute an act of war by a foreign power, and could the U.S. retaliate militarily? Then-President Trump repeatedly asked about this, according to two former senior administration officials and a third person briefed on the matter," the magazine reported.

One former Trump official, described as "intimately familiar with the then-sitting president’s inquiry," has harsh words for their former boss.

“It was almost too stupid for words,” they said. “I did not get the sense he was joking at all.”
So, Trump asked once, whether China has a hurricane weapon, and was presumably told that there is no such thing, and it's just something he saw on Saturday morning cartoons.

And then later, he asks again, either because he forgot, or because China might have invented the super weapon since last time.

The most baffling part is that this guy is the top contender to be a president again in 2024.
Don't worry. He passed a dementia test.
 

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That whacky Trump is at it again!

In this case, he is hawking a sort-of children's book that sort-of describes how Hillary Clinton treated Trump so very badly and how Trump did not get any help from Russia during the 2016 Presidential race.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-wan...013531128.html

Trump Wants Children's Book Defending 'King Donald' In 'Every School In America'

Former President Donald Trump is peddling a children’s book written by a former member of his administration that stars “King Donald” and reimagines a kingdom where the “Russionians” weren’t a factor in the 2016 election.

Now Trump wants to distribute the book to children across the land. “Let’s put this amazing book in every school in America,” Trump posted on Truth Social last week.

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Conservative publisher Brave Books is presenting the work as both fairytale and fact. It calls the book a “fantastical retelling of the terrible true story.”

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An Amazon review comment on the book from “DJ-T,” that included the former president’s photo, gushed: “This is the most spectacular children’s book ever! This will be YUGE!”
 

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Jebus! Work on children's book ideas. Write several. *crickets* Drop individual book ideas and develop a four book series. Write the series. Improve the series. Grind, create, stretch. Improve on that. Drop weakest of the books for a three book series (can slip that material in subsequent book). Research, grind, edit. Improve on that! Publishing in children's literature is only a bit easier than tossing an elephant twenty feet.

And this shit gets published?!
 

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"Have you ever seen a President who refuses to accept blame - and I want to add to that - commits so many falsehoods, I'm being very polite here calling them falsehoods, on any given day?" - Kudlow to Pence.

I was wondering whether this is the right thread for this, but a total lack of self awareness is an example of stupidity so...
 

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The most baffling part is that this guy is the top contender to be a president again in 2024.
Don't worry. He passed a dementia test.

Lest anyone think Jayjay's baffling claim is hyperbole, here are the current odds for the 2024 Presidential Election as quoted at the Betfair Prediction Market:

26% Trump
16% DeSantis
14% Biden
6% Harris
6% Pence
3% Haley
3% Buttigieg

Five others have chances greater than 1% according to the prediction market. These are H. Clinton, Johnson, Warren, M. Obama and Pompeo. (That's Dwayne Johnson for those of you who don't follow politics.)
 

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It's getting worse.

What's most disturbing about the antics of the junior legislators on the Right isn't even so much that they have extreme, radical opinions. There are always a few unhinged firebrands in the houses of Congress, voters like a news-maker. But in former times, it was considered the job of the Party itself to police its members somewhat, to curb the excesses and establish boundaries. The Democrats still do this in spades. The GOP makes only the barest of gestures of doing so. Rather, the full weight of their ire falls only on those they see as traitors to the Party, never on traitors to the nation.
 

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Here's an interesting take on climate change,

Since we don't control the air, our good air decided to float over to China's bad air. So when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then -- now we got we to clean that back up.

If the Jewish Space Laser Lady is smarter than you, just walk away.
 

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But her attempt to compliment Latino diversity didn't go over very well when she said that the community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
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Who the heck penned that?! While I'm sure some might consider it "woke" to think comparing cultural uniqueness to that of local breakfast tacos (no matter how unique those might be), it is just really... well... stupid. Certainly, she isn't attempting to demean anyone, but when trying to appear like you care, you reference a breakfast food, it just really looks foolish.
 

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But her attempt to compliment Latino diversity didn't go over very well when she said that the community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
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Who the heck penned that?! While I'm sure some might consider it "woke" to think comparing cultural uniqueness to that of local breakfast tacos (no matter how unique those might be), it is just really... well... stupid. Certainly, she isn't attempting to demean anyone, but when trying to appear like you care, you reference a breakfast food, it just really looks foolish.
Out of curiosity, what does Mr Trump say about Latino culture?
 

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But her attempt to compliment Latino diversity didn't go over very well when she said that the community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
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Who the heck penned that?! While I'm sure some might consider it "woke" to think comparing cultural uniqueness to that of local breakfast tacos (no matter how unique those might be), it is just really... well... stupid. Certainly, she isn't attempting to demean anyone, but when trying to appear like you care, you reference a breakfast food, it just really looks foolish.
Out of curiosity, what does Mr Trump say about Latino culture?
Well, he posted a pic of him eating a taco bowl salad on Cinco de Mayo. Tacos in America aren't very Mexican. Taco bowl salads... oi!
 

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But her attempt to compliment Latino diversity didn't go over very well when she said that the community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
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Who the heck penned that?! While I'm sure some might consider it "woke" to think comparing cultural uniqueness to that of local breakfast tacos (no matter how unique those might be), it is just really... well... stupid. Certainly, she isn't attempting to demean anyone, but when trying to appear like you care, you reference a breakfast food, it just really looks foolish.
Out of curiosity, what does Mr Trump say about Latino culture?
Well, he posted a pic of him eating a taco bowl salad on Cinco de Mayo. Tacos in America aren't very Mexican. Taco bowl salads... oi!
Actually it was just a taco bowl, no salad was involved.

But in fairness, in that same tweet, he said "I love Hispanics!" So at least he wasn't patronizing or out of touch in any way.
 

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But her attempt to compliment Latino diversity didn't go over very well when she said that the community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.”
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Who the heck penned that?! While I'm sure some might consider it "woke" to think comparing cultural uniqueness to that of local breakfast tacos (no matter how unique those might be), it is just really... well... stupid. Certainly, she isn't attempting to demean anyone, but when trying to appear like you care, you reference a breakfast food, it just really looks foolish.
Out of curiosity, what does Mr Trump say about Latino culture?
I don't know about the culture part but Noel Casler, who used to work on the set of The Apprentice, said Trump used vicious racial slurs against the Puerto Rican employees on the set.
 

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Hey, remember when the "Latinos for Trump" guy threatened us that there would be "taco trucks on every corner" if Hillary won? Is that still on, with the Bidens? Because my corner has two already, but it would be nice if there were a few more between here and my place of work, as there are a bunch of naked blocks on the way and the hunger can start at any time.
 

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Oh dear, "doctor" Jill Brandon is mucho lamento for comparing latinos to breakfast tacos. :ROFLMAO: Stereotype much Jill?
 

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Moving this thread to the standard politics forum since it includes many other stupid politicians.
 

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Lou Ferrigno played Hercules??? ETA: Looks like he did.
 

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Yes, I remember Trump looking over those blank pieces of paper during his Herculean effort against Covid.

Also, I thought he said he didn't have it that bad at all. I also remember him being Covid-19 positive during the Presidential debate (having lied about being tested), with his entire family attending without masks.


That message is totally a fake! :D
 
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Wow. I'm a little shocked it wasn't real. Wasn't at Poe levels in my opinion. I didn't even bother checking, it was so within the realm of him. The only thing that raised a red flag notice was him using the word Herculean.
 

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A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage.

The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday and that his “father was there.” NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure.


Thompson’s press secretary, Maddison Stone, also confirmed the congressman was in attendance.

“Congressman and Mrs. Thompson were thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage on Friday night as he began this new chapter in his life,” Stone said in an email, adding that the Thompsons are “very happy” to welcome their new son-in-law “into their family.”
 

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Poor Kevin Sorbo. Played a pagan demigod once in error, and now has been cursed to do shitty Christian movies until the day he dies to make up for it.
 
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