Wednesday Nov. 8

Dems win big!
Drudge calls it “Republican Night of Horror.”

Other news:

Study: US spent $5,600 Billion on middle east wars 
Via Daily Beast to avoid Wall Street Journal paywall.
That’s $20,312 for every man, woman and child in the US.

As Everett Dirksen (R.I.P.) might have said: A thousand billion here, a thousand billion there, and pretty soon we’re talking about a lot of money.

TrumpEven Sessions admits it’s no crime to laugh at Sessions.  MSN
Desiree Fairooz was scheduled to face trial for a second time next week, but a DOJ prosecutor entered a nolle prosequi filing in the case on Monday indicating the department is dismissing the charges.
Fairooz, a retired children’s librarian, let out a laugh during a Senate hearing back in January after Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Sessions had a “clear and well-documented” record of “treating all Americans equally under the law.”

Kerry: Israel doesn’t really want peace The Times of Israel
“The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence. And in fact when the [knife] intifada took place they delivered non-violence in the West Bank.

LAPD captain: Crime stats twisted to make city seem safer LA Times
The LAPD, according to Carranza’s complaint, “engaged in a highly complex and elaborate coverup in an attempt to hide the fact that command officers had been providing false crime figures to the public attempting to convince the public that crime was not significantly increasing.”

Cop testifies no weapon seen on man killed in motel screwup Courthouse News Service
“Did anyone ever see a weapon on Daniel that night?” prosecutor Susie Charbel asked Elmore. “Did you ever see a rifle or anything sticking out from his shorts?”
Elmore replied that he did not.
“Did anyone ask Daniel if he had any weapons on him at the time?” Charbel asked.
“I don’t recall so,” Elmore answered.

Russia woke up sleeper cells for election day blitz The Daily Beast
They used a combination of high-profile accounts with large and influential followings, and scores of lurking personas established years earlier with stolen photos and fabricated backgrounds. Those sleeper accounts dished out carefully metered tweets and retweets voicing praise for Trump and contempt for his opponent, from the early morning until the last polls closed in the United States.

How paper ballots can protect elections against foreign mischief Christian Science Monitor

New clue pops up in strange case of missing California mom Newser
The black-and-white video released Tuesday by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office shows a barely visible Papini at 4:15am on Nov. 24, dashing in the dark after she says she broke away from her captors.

Whack-job Maine governor to defy voters on Medicaid MSN
At issue:  80,000 low-income Mainers who need  access to government health insurance.

US basketball players arrested in China BBC
The timing is suspect. Perhaps the Chinese are preparing a public relations “gift” to Trump?

That’ll make America great again: More sanctions on Cuba Reuters
Island nation, run by monsters and demons, must be punished for its threats to the United States.

Virginia elects nation’s first trans legislator Raw Story

Danica Roem


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