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2021-04-02 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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GA Election Law Screamfest: Boycott Time
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Can we please shut up with the bull****?

And while we're at it, let's boycott Delta, Coca-Cola and MLB, all three of which have now made clear they support and want fraud.

The GA law, on the facts, does the following:

  • Makes clear that bribing people at the polling place is illegal.  Duh.  That's been true forever.  And it has been ignored in Georgia and other states for a long time.  "Walking around money", remember?  The so-called "water ban" is no such thing; within 150' of a polling place (the same limit for electioneering of all other sorts, I remind you) water sources can be provided only by official non-partisan organizations and must be unmanned.  It has always been illegal to provide something of value in exchange for a vote.  If I can hand out a bottle of water why can't I hand out a cheeseburger?  The "within 25' of the line" constraint is beyond stupid to complain about; after you're 150' from the polling place if you want to set up a table with electioneering materials including food wrapped in your candidate's banner that's perfectly legal so long as it's more than 25' from the line of voters.  If a voter wishes to come over to said table, truck or other place and obtain that material from you that is and remains legal.  What's not legal is to walk the line of voters handing out bribes, and yes, food and water can indeed be a bribe.  It has value.

  • EXPANDS early voting hours.  Not restricts, expands on a voluntary (not mandatory) basis.  As in makes more-accessible.  Further, it contains no provision allowing the shortening of said hours, neither on election day or in early voting.

  • REQUIRES either a driver license or a free state-issued ID number on an absentee voter application.  This is good, not bad, and further stops the scam of claiming to live where you do not.  Of which many people do.  That's a felony, by the way, but is almost never enforced.  Now it gets harder to scam.  This is a good thing, not a bad thing.  For those who think demanding an ID is a problem did you buy alcohol at some point, open a bank account, cash a check, buy a gun or get on a plane?  I remind you that there is no right to vote but there is a right to keep and bear arms.  Yes, you cannot be denied the right to vote on the basis of race or sex but you sure can be denied it on, as an example, the lack of real property ownership.  That we don't do that doesn't change that a state can do it and yet what we have here is simply the extension of an anti-fraud provision in that you must prove you actually live in the state and district where you are voting in order to request an absentee ballot.  I remind you that in GA you must already present said ID to vote in person as is the case in both Florida and Tennessee, among others.  The argument that this amounts to a "poll tax" is bull**** since the State will issue a free credential that is sufficient upon request, provided of course you can prove you're an American citizen.

  • ADDS drop boxes for absentee ballots and secures them.  Once again the net effect is to expand access for those who do not want to trust their ballots to the mail.  Requiring such drop locations to be secure is a good thing for anyone other than those who intend to pull a McMinn Tennessee game and either stuff the ballot box or steal the ballots.  

  • Returns control of state and federal elections to the legislature and State Officials if, in their determination, local officials are corrupt, inept or incapable.  How is that bad?  Most county officials probably run a perfectly legitimate election.  But do they all?  Maybe, maybe not.  Now there's a way to pull control back from them to the place where the Constitution says it rests if there's a problem.

  • Requires that once counting starts it must complete without interruption.  Again, how is that bad.  They didn't go far enough; to be secure the process must be sterile until the count is complete and released.  What do I mean by "sterile"?  No results get out of the room, no matter by what means, until they're final.  This prevents knowing how many ballots you must "find" to change an outcome.  It is a basic security measure that any honest election should follow.  GA's new law helps, but does not go far enough.  Nonetheless improvement is improvement.

Show me just one provision that is in any way harmful to the franchise and honest elections.

I challenge you to do so.

Until and unless you can any corporation or other pressure group that is screaming about this law should be completely destroyed to the point of living under a freeway overpass in their underwear including every single family member of every director, officer and employee.

Period.

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wake me when voting is restricted to those not taking any sort of public, govt administered WELFARE excluding social security and regular age dependent Medicare. Perhaps could add a provision that some forms of said must also be paid back to regain voting privileges.

Not being on welfare could be the modern equivalent of being a land owner recognizing the reality of life now.

Think about both points; the biggest problems are instantly over. Even Karl's platform for President could use this concept. It also forces other problems to be addressed honestly.

Why is everyone so afraid to go here? just want to get back to when things were less bad? Less bad is not good, nor does it lead to it.

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I haven't drunk a Coke (or Coke product) in years. I will not longer go to an MLB game - who wants to with all the COVID restrictions, high prices, etc? Delta sucks like all the rest of the airlines. Drive instead of fly - if you can.

I wonder if the Woke CEO would like his ouster via a fraudulent replacement of him? Don't have any Coke stock shares to vote - no problem - just manufacture enough of them to remove the CEO.

The country would be better off without any diabetes causing Coke products, MLB (over-priced entertainment by spoiled brats), and crappy service airlines.

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Add Texas to the ticker:
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Several leading corporations Thursday condemned legislation advanced by the Texas state senate that would limit certain voting methods.

Companies like Amazon, Southwest Airlines, and AT&T panned the GOP measure, which would limit extended early voting hours, prohibit sending absentee voting applications to those who did not request them, and ban drive-thru voting a method utilized during the coronavirus pandemic.

But Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the airlines rejection of the latest legislation targeting voting rights, alleging the company had not read the measure before releasing its statement condemning it.

American Airlines similarly condemned the move by GOP state legislatures, saying it impedes on their staffs right to vote.

"I am stunned that American Airlines would put out a statement saying we are strongly opposed to this bill just minutes after their government relations representative called my office and admitted that neither he nor the American Airlines CEO had actually read the legislation," Patrick said in a statement Thursday evening.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-a....

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Well @Wifi I haven't read the TX legislation yet, so unlike Mr. Woke I'm not going to do that.

I'll get around to it, and if it's worth commenting on once I have, I will.

GA's law I did read first. Just like I did with Obummercare.

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neither he nor the American Airlines CEO had actually read the legislation


That's ok. The legislators didn't either.

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It's justifiably immoral to deal morally with an immoral entity.

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I can't boycott them.
Don't use or pay attention to them already.

Going to Georgia campgrounds soon though.

The spin and lies are relentless. Anything that helps voting integrity is welcome. Now what to do about your congress critter being assimilated by the corporate borg entity pulling all the strings.

The fact that all these corporations are chiming in on the side of anything goes elections exposes the fact that they are the ones behind the steal.
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If the silent majority remains silent, the corporations will kowtow to the noisy cancellers. Vote with your wallet and let these kneeling cowards know that you are taking your business elsewhere.
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From the fascist side of tyranny the US Government version of fascism is closer to Mussolini's Corporate Nationalism than it is to Hitler's National Socialism - an unholy alliance between large corporations and the government. The Washington fascists are using the big corporations to make an end run around The Constitution and crush the basic freedoms of the Citizens. (Biden is using private corporations to develop and disseminate vaccine passports and distancing himself from what will be a clear violation of federal law.)
If Americans eventually find the balls to take on the Federal Government they had better go after the big corporate conglomerates as well. The Government and the big corporations have clearly revealed their intentions with this COVID "epidemic". They're fixing to grind the American People into dust, and Mussolini has written their operations manual.
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I will simply note that you can't get charged with "sedition" for going after a corporation and their officers.

Think about that one for a while.

Oh, and they can neither afford nor will their families (especially their EXTENDED families) put up with the bull**** that is required to have actual effective security either. Uh uh. Essentially every corporation has nothing more than THEATER in that regard. I ought to know; I saw plenty of it when I was running MCSNet and more than a few times when someone was strutting around that was in the CEO class pointed out that their arrogance aimed at someone like me was, at worst, going to get them sued while if aimed at someone who had nothing was going to get their children killed and eaten and there was absolutely nothing they could do about it as they simply were both unable and unwilling to have anything other than an APPEARANCE of "security."

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This is just to placate those on the right who believe election was stolen. Drop a few crumbs and all will be forgive. Has Georgia done an investigation into election fraud there? Have there been any arrests? Have they even bought anyone in for questioning? Wasnt that the state where suitcases of ballots were pulled from under a table after observers sent home?

And what the **** does it matter if a couple states do this? Unless every state does this its meaningless. Even if they pass legislation, they dont have the balls or political will to enforce it. Nah. The psychopaths are running the asylum.

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I haven't seen this reported anywhere (shocking I know). Seems legit based on the events described...

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/....

A River of Doubt Runs Through Mail Voting in Montana

"Its conclusions were troubling: 4,592 out of the 72,491 mail-in ballots lacked envelopes 6.33% of all votes. Without an officially printed envelope with registration information, a voter's signature, and a postmark indicating whether it was cast on time, election officials cannot verify that a ballot is legitimate. It is against the law to count such votes."
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Even if they pass legislation, they dont have the balls or political will to enforce it.


Nope. The Republicrat GA Assembly threatened to revoke Delta's tax exemption for jet fuel over Ed Bastian's comments, but they cucked out, as usual.

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That is a good way to way to characterize typical bought for security, 'the appearance of it".

It will be past the time of TOO LATE when these folks realize the only thing that keeps anyone, from the bodega owner in a run-down city to the head of a fortune 500 company, secure in the first place was our sovereignty and a general rule of law, equitable enforcement of regulations, and one justice system that didn't favor one group over another. And privacy. And respect for individual rights. And gov'ts that respected the constitution and don't practice extortion by taxation or profligate spending (extorting from the next generations). And conducting endless wars overseas creating future martyrs against us who for some reason have no problem getting into the country. And and and and.....

Most of all, the lies, all the dam endless lies.


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wake me when voting is restricted to those not taking any sort of public, govt administered WELFARE excluding social security


That would be fine with me and as an added bonus, the CEO of Delta would no longer be able to vote as he is one of the biggest welfare queens of all. How much money did he make in stock options for his worthless company that should have been ZEROES when it would have filed bankruptcy, in a sane universe?

Instead his sorry ass got bailed out by the CARES act and the government is floating his entire company payroll!

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They might have some luck getting democrats to boycott. But you can't even dare republicant's to boycott anything. Especially the ones calling themselves "conservative." You sure as **** can't even dare them to be inconvenienced or feel left out of where the cool people hang out. Weakest, most undeserving of freedom *******s on the planet.

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All these laws to brainwash the sheep into believing things will be better, when all they have to do is have people ink mark a finger at the voting location.

They have to justify their government jobs, and brainwash the people into believing the leaders know best, when truth be known, they are the dumbest humans walking the planet, just as are actors and people in the media.

All puppets....

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So help me God if I can swing it, I will never fly on these bastards again.

It's not the signaling that bothers me the most. It is the way they suck off the government teat and then act like they're some sort of paragon of free market virtue.

Nationalize these sums-a-beetches!

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The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue ... At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they'll just take down the scenery, they'll pull back the curtains, they 'll move the tables & chairs out of the way & you'll see the brick wall at the back of the theater
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The lyin' dog faced one horse pony soldier speaks:

What I am worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. Its sick. Its sick.




Thanks libtards/uniparty/chicoms for this lunacy.
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I am boycotting a bunch of companies. They seem to do fine anyway. I also make an occasional donation to what I see as good guys.

We are on the road to tyranny, The corporate machines can pick the winners without us voting. The winners can just vote money into the corporations. What do companies need customers for? Mandatory injections? What could go wrong?
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What's obvious to me is that the federal government is using leverage they have over these companies (bailouts and unenforced laws) to support their positions and plans - which would fail constitutionally on their own.

I'm certain the airlines know that 40-50% of their customers are against vaccine passports requirements for travel. From a business perspective, they should be lobbying against that idea.

Most of these companies aren't "woke" in my opinion - they are cowards.
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I don't get why publicly traded companies even have an opinion here. Is it just them being woke so they avoid the cancel culture bull****? Coke is in the business of selling sugar water. Delta is in the business of flying airplanes. Pretty sure neither have a damn word about public elections in their annual prospectus.

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Its fealty to Biden of Baal, who just happens to hold the Treasury purse strings. How do you boycott a company when the Fed can buy their bonds, prop up their stock price and the .gov can buy their products. These companies are all dead men walking without massive Fed and government intervention, they know where their loyalties have to lie if they want to survive.
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If showing ID to vote is so burdensome then showing ID for anything is likewise a burden.

Somehow that argument does not seem to compute with the left, it's only a problem if your black not any other race, creed, or color. If it's a problem for blacks, it's a problem for everyone.

The solution is to do away with all forms of ID, your word is your Bond, and if you say who you are then fine, that would also apply to SS numbers, they have to be done away with also, they are a form of ID.

Of course the next thing would be a mandatory chip to be implanted so we know who you are, that would apply to everyone, blacks included and that would be the end of the argument. Mark of the Beast for all.
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Referencing Biden video above:

Now, "that" is "Rich", coming from someone (Biden) who is on video admitting they have a system in place to guarantee they win the election, which is Treason.

Why didn't the reporters bring that fact up?

That's right, they are Traitors to their own country too.....

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