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Sunday, August 30, 2020

'The Saker' Asks: Will Hillary & The Dems Get The Civil War They Are Trying To Provoke?

If you have not already seen this, check out this video of Hillary Clinton stating that, quote, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances“:

“Any” means “any”. That would include the (admittedly hypothetical) case of Trump clearly winning in by landslide. Again, “any” means “any”.

The direct implications of that is that the Dems should re-take the White House by any and all means and under any and all circumstances.

That is also a direct appeal to sabotage the US democracy which, as flawed as it is, is the only rule of law based option currently available to the people of the USA.

Will that result in a civil war?

That is rather unlikely, because for a civil war you need to have at least two credible parties which can coordinate attacks and defensive operations on, at least, a regional scale. I don’t see that in the USA.

But I don’t see how local/regional violence (at times severe) and political chaos can be avoided.

We already know that the Dems will never accept a Trump victory.


California bill to form reparations task force advances after 33-3 state Senate vote

State senators in California overwhelmingly supported setting up a task force to study potential reparations for slavery in a bipartisan vote Saturday.

The panel would study the effects slavery had on California and recommend to the legislature no later than 2023 what type of compensation would be appropriate, how it might be dispersed and who could be eligible to receive it.

The task force could also recommend other forms of redress besides money.

The 33-3 Senate vote came the same weekend as the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and as protests against racial injustice continued across the country.

John Cannon told a bold faced lie tonight.

The  Wicomico County Council, in its work session this evening, decided to re-open the search for applicants for the Bob Culver's County Executive position.  Holloway, Davis, Acle, & President Dodd pushed as a majority to re-open the application period.

 Bill McCain and John Cannon, who are already  strange bed-fellows in this, fought jointly to say the council should stick to the two applicants they still have ~ Michele Ennis &  Carl Anderton.   Hastings chimed in but was not as forceful as McCain and especially Cannon.  
Cannon argumentatively and repeatedly questioned both attorneys Wilbur & Taylor challenging opinions they gave about the search process, the timing and the charter.  Cannon interrupted the attorneys and his fellow council members continually.

Then Cannon stated, "No one has contacted me to ask to re-open the search."

Folks, I know first hand that is a big, bold lie!  I, several  others, and every council member is well aware of a very qualified female who has expressed possible interest in the County Executive position if the search was re-opened after Dr. Desmaris backed out.   This potential candidate has a financial background, long public service and a list of impressive civic leadership roles. 

John Canon has her resume in his possession.  She has contacted him about her interest.

And yet  tonight he said, "No one has approached me about re-opening the search."  

Why would he tell a lie like that when he knows it can be proven otherwise?

Could it be because the potential candidate is a woman? Or is it that this is a potential candidate that Cannon knows he can't bully?   Or is it because Cannon has become cranky and argumentative after losing the Council presidency? Or could it be because Carl Anderton & Jake Day have made under the table promises to support Cannon's political goals or rental property regulations?

Why would Canon, McCain, & Hastings  argue against re-opening the search if they know they have an opportunity to interview another very well qualified candidate?   Why limit it to Anderton and Ennis if neither could get a majority vote last week?  Why not interview another candidate to ensure  the best qualified person is appointed to the job?  

This has already been ugly to watch and the council has made a mess of the County Executive appointment.  No potentially good people want to get into a divisive circus like this.  Very likely that will happen with the latest well qualified potential candidate.  What a shame.

You can see the  video here:

A Viewer Writes: This is on the OC boardwalk. Cops were called said it was freedom of speech.

Jacob Blake seen struggling with officers before being shot, new video shows

New footage from a different angle has emerged of the moments before Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times in the back by a White Wisconsin cop as Blake tried to get into his vehicle, according to a report.

The video captured Blake, 29, engaged in a struggle with at least two Kenosha police officers on the right side of his gray SUV on Sunday, TMZ reported.


A Viewer Writes: Carl Anderton's Diploma

Hi Joe:

No matter if Carl Anderton has a GED or not, the digital version that he referenced in his video has some red flags that need to be explained. The requirements for the Executive position is not the issue. People think the degree is fake, even though his achievement may be real. If he produces a genuine Maryland diploma in the end, that's great. Until then, he has some explaining to do. It is hard to believe that Maryland would produce such a crappy document. If you Google search "Fake Maryland High School Diplomas" you will see many like it. 

Letter Declining County Executive Appointment

Rene Desmarais 5527 Abbey Lane Salisbury, MD 21801 August 24, 2020 

Dear County Council President Dodd and the County Council: 

Thank you for the opportunity to become the next Wicomico County Executive. Although it would be a privilege to lead our great county, I must respectfully decline to accept the appointment. I wish you the best in your future selection. 

Rene Desmarais

Did You Know The City of Salisbury Is Still Closed

That's right, when you elect children and they hire people who have no experience they will go to every extreme to do absolutely nothing while the taxpayers foot the bill. 

The City of Salisbury GOB has been shut down literally for months. What a bunch of pansy asses that everyone else has to go to work but these kids/children are hiding in their Biden basements because this virus is going to kill each and every one of them. 

Grow the hell up Salisbury and get back to work. 

A Viewer Writes: Wal-Mart & Change

Joe, I just went to a local bank near Wal-Mart and while there I asked about their change shortage. I had asked this same question about sixty days ago and was given the answer that the amount of change they were allowed to order each week was severely short of what they needed. Today when I asked the same question they said their shortage was over and that they had all the change they needed. In Wal-Mart I asked an employee at the self checkout areas if they had resolved their change problem yet. She said no and that everyone still has to use a credit card or go to the specific isle and that the bank that I went to might not be the one that Wal-Mart uses.

This led to another lively discussion and I can tell you one thing. Wal-mart doesn't want to resolve this situation because it gives them access to your cards and once again who controls Wal-Mart? China! Wal-Mart is setting you folks up. Wake up and stop drinking the kool aide.

Charging Kyle Rittenhouse with first degree murder is facially absurd

Kyle Rittenhouse should not have been patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday night. Whatever failures might have existed on the part of state and local government (and there appear to have been many), the idea of a 17-year-old with a loaded rifle being dropped into that powder keg can only happen when some horribly bad judgment has occurred.

I say this as a gun owner and Second Amendment supporter who took his son to the shooting range at that same age and taught him how to properly handle a firearm: I don't know what Kyle Rittenhouse's family or home situation is like, or how exactly he came to be where he was on that fateful night, but it's disappointing (to say the least) that no one in his life prevented him from being there. I'm sure, at this point, that Rittenhouse himself would agree.

However, two narratives about the situation are emerging, neither of which appears to be supported by even a sliver of evidence: First, that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist, and second, that he is a murderer.


College student, 21, and her stepfather, 45, are shot dead in road rage attack

College student, 21, and her stepfather, 45, are shot dead in road rage attack over fender bender while he was arriving to drop off keys to the new home she'd just bought

A college student and her stepfather have been shot dead in an apparent road rage attack following a minor car crash.

Laura Ashley Anderson, 21, and Charles Nicholas Wall, 45, were killed on Monday outside of the home Anderson had just purchased in Georgetown, South Carolina, where Wall was arriving to drop off a spare set of keys.

Ty Sheem Ha Sheem Walters III, was arrested and charged with murder after cops said he rear-ended Wall as the stepfather was turning into his daughter's driveway, and then killed Wall, Anderson, and injured one other person in a fit of rage.

'I'm devastated. Heartbroken. Confused. Angry. I don't understand. Who shoots innocent people?' asked Kimberly Wall, wife and mother of the two victims, in a gut-wrenching Facebook post.


Investigators say knife recovered from car that Jacob Blake reached into; identity released of officer who shot him

Investigators say Blake admitted to having the knife in his possession

Wisconsin investigators gave an account of the controversial police shooting of Jacob Blake — with a crucial detail and also released the identity of the police officer who shot him.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigationreleased the details on Wednesday after two nights of violent protests, rioting and looting in Kenosha and other cities.

The account said that Kenosha Police Department officers responded to a call from a female saying that her boyfriend was refusing to leave her premises.

When they arrived, they attempted to arrest Blake, who resisted their commands. They tased him but he continued to resist. Officer Rusten Sheskey then fired at Blake seven times when he reached into his car.


Yup. Video That Spawned Wisc. Riots Didn't Show Man 'Brawling' With Cops Before Shooting. See What Really Happened

You knew there was more to the story, and now we’re seeing it. New video of the police shooting of a Kenosha, Wisc., man shows the seconds before that haven’t been seen until now.

Millions of people have seen the viral video of the shooting and heard the seven gunshots, which started nights of rioting, looting, and arson.

But, as happens so often in these police shooting cases, that wasn’t the whole story.
A Brawl in Wisconsin

It turns out that Jacob Blake, who’s now beatified in the annals of Black Lives Matter hagiographies next to the saintly police assaulter and robber Michael Brown, was in a brawl with police in the act of resisting arrest seconds before the shooting. People called police to quell a domestic outburst.


A Viewer Writes: Wicomico County Strikes Again

Well here we go again. The Wicomico County Board of Elections is ridiculous. For those of you who are not aware, anyone who lives in the East side of the county will have to go vote in the November Election in Salisbury! That’s right instead of consolidating the East side to one of our schools or Fire Departments they are making us go to Salisbury and vote. Here’s the thing, Mardela High School will be a voting center that day. So why would they not consider opening one of the schools and consolidating anyone from the East Side to go there since we have more population than Mardela?? You would think in order to try and be proactive and not have as many people pile in as possible. So our options are absentee, vote early, vote that day in Salisbury or by mail (that is not gonna happen for me). Apparently we can just show up anywhere and vote. Huh?? How will you know I’m not gonna vote at each location that day?? Is it computerized?? Have you considered this will deter people from going?? Is it because you know this side is gonna vote Red?? It is currently waiting for Hogan to approve the plan. So thanks Wicomico County, once again you prove that Salisbury is more important than anyone else here.

Hunter Biden Took HUNDREDS of Trips to Foreign Countries with Secret Service

Judicial Watch received records from the U.S. Secret Service showing that, for the first five and a half years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden traveled extensively while receiving a Secret Service protective detail. During the time period of the records provided, Hunter Biden, son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, took 411 separate domestic and international flights, including to 29 different foreign countries. He visited China five times.

The records produced with the incomplete response shows that, for the first five and a half years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden traveled extensively while receiving a Secret Service protective detail. The records show that, between January 31, 2011 and July 8, 2014, Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection for 411 separate domestic and international trips, including to 29 different foreign countries. He received protection while visiting China five times.