– Advertisement – In the meantime, Attorney General Billy Boy and GOP Leader Mitchy Mitch put their heads together to go all in on Trump’s delusions—anything to lift the spirits of the Dons. In the absence of even a single credible allegation of voter fraud, Barr went ahead and authorized federal prosecutors on Monday to investigate any “substantial allegations” of irregularities just in case. Who knows, Rudy G might still cook up a little something. Stay tuned for his next destination presser nestled somewhere between a fantasy sex shop and an outward-bound crematorium—either way, it’s an otherworldly experience.And back on the Senate floor, Mitchy Mitch held yet another ceremonial betrayal of oath, country, and the integrity that apparently escaped him at incarnation. “The president has every right to look into allegations and to request recounts under the law,” McConnell explained Monday of Trump’s imaginary voting “irregularities.” The press, McConnell continued, doesn’t “get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the President of the United States.” In other words, McConnell’s totally on board with giving Trump, Billy Boy, and Rudy G the space to tilt at windmills, particularly since he needs Trump’s frenzied supporters in Georgia in a lather over their imaginary disenfranchisement. The gamble? They’ll rush back to the polls in a couple months after being told the election was stolen out from under them.- Advertisement – But the conspiracy ran into a little unforeseen snag back in Georgia. After the two GOP senators facing January runoffs accused Georgia’s Republican secretary of state of failing the state’s residents and called for his resignation, he got a little huffy. First off, Sec. Brad Raffensperger said no resignation was in the offing. Second, Sens. Kelly Loefler and David Perdue might want to concentrate on actually winning the election rather than pointing fingers at others for why they didn’t.“As a Republican, I am concerned about Republicans keeping the U.S. Senate,” Raffensperger said. “I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that.” But outside of Raffensperger, Washington Republicans are giving Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims as much oxygen as possible while hobbling the transition of power to Joe Biden. It’s a national security nightmare but, hey, Republicans never give a damn about anyone but themselves. – Advertisement –
Stuff co.nz 8 September 2020Family First Comment:“As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand. No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.”Protect.org.nzOPINION: I’ve never been political but have become increasingly vocal with the End of Life Act looming. If you haven’t read this Act then I strongly urge you to do so.As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand.No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.And that someone just happens to be your doctor – just a quick rewrite of the Hippocratic Oath (just that bit about never harming you). Talk about mixed messages for our patients!For doctors like me, it’s a quantum leap from caring for someone as they die … to actively killing someone who may not be dying at all. You see this Act talks about the state of being terminal. But doctors have never been able to predict death accurately. Who doesn’t know someone, given six months to live, proudly re-telling the story years later down at the local pub.The reasons promoting euthanasia are sometimes because of distressing cases. And yes, I’ve lost family and friends to cancer and neurological disease and one day it will be me. But, no matter how much insurance and control we may want over our deaths, how can this Act be supported when it takes away the legal protection when we are at our most vulnerable. Having control and choice is all very appealing but not when it places our most vulnerable at risk, and bullies doctors into the bargain.In Aotearoa, we already score poorly with many of our social indices for both young and old compared to other countries. Elder abuse currently affects 10 per cent of older people in New Zealand although this figure is thought to be much higher in reality due to underreporting.Dr John Thwaites is a consultant physician and geriatrician and a member of the Vote No to the End of Life Act group.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/300102192/euthanasia-referendum-the-right-to-die-or-a-licence-to-kill
MASON CITY — A Davenport man has pleaded not guilty to charges dealing with a high speed pursuit near Mason City back in January.The Iowa State Patrol says shortly after 4:00 AM on the morning of January 27th a trooper attempted to stop 38-year-old Travis Coleman for speeding on the Avenue of the Saints south of Mason City. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached a high speed of 130 miles per hour.Coleman exited at the Mallard Avenue exit, made a bad pass on the shoulder, crossed the road and a struck a DOT barrier. Coleman attempted to keep driving but the trooper intentionally struck the vehicle to stop the pursuit. A bag or marijuana was allegedly found in the front passenger seat.Coleman was charged with eluding, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and passing on the right shoulder. Coleman pleaded not guilty to the charges this week in Cerro Gordo County District Court. His trial is scheduled to start on April 2nd.