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An elephant in the room asks this question:

Why was it necessary for Mr. Henry to mention race at all in his rant? If he wants to rant, it should be about gun violence in general.

Just remove the word "black" and "white" from his third sentence and nothing he says makes sense.

People are turning everyday non-racial incidents into racial click bait to push a political addenda...........

Local article on this issue, below. Henry sure stirred up a hornet's nest around the Low Country:

‘No longer the person for that job’: NAACP again demands Pawleys mayor’s resignation

By Nick Masuda nmasuda@postandcourier.com
Sep 14, 2020 Updated Sep 18, 2020

Link: https://www.postandcourier.com/georgetown/no-longer-the-person-for-that-job-naacp-again-demands-pawleys-mayors-resignation/article_511e095a-f6ef-11ea-b9a5-378d27818b22.html

(snip)
PAWLEYS ISLAND — Just feet away from where the Town of Pawleys Island usually hosts its in-person, bi-weekly council meetings, the NAACP doubled down on its demand that the town’s mayor, Brian Henry, resign immediately due to his referring to Black Lives Matter as a “terror organization” in a public Facebook post on Aug. 25.

Town council met via Zoom on Monday night, alleviating any potential showdown between the Georgetown chapter of the NAACP and the mayor. This was the second call by the NAACP for Henry to resign, the last occurring on Aug. 29.

With three dozen people in attendance on a sweltering Monday afternoon — with two holding signs that showed support for Henry — the tone of the NAACP’s planned protest was simple: It no longer trusted Henry to represent the best interest of the community.

I lived in that area for a while and it's one of the most deeply racist zones I've been around and I have traveled all over.

Pawleys Island has embraced the descriptive phrase "arrogantly shabby" for decades and Henry's rant is quite representative.

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State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries
National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)


Link: http://www.nass.org/sites/default/files/surveys/2020-01/state-laws-polling-place-electioneering-Jan2020.pdf

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For example, the law in Kentucky says......

Kentucky

No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election within a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by voters on election day. Electioneering shall include the displaying of signs, the distribution of campaign literature, cards, or handbills, the soliciting of signatures to any petition, or the solicitation of votes for or against any bona fide candidate or ballot question in a manner which expressly advocates the election or defeat of the candidate or expressly advocates the passage or defeat of the ballot question, but shall not include exit polling, bumper stickers affixed to a person's vehicle while parked within or passing through a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located, private property …, or other exceptions established by the State Board of Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 117.235(3))


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State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries

State Laws on Electioneering Boundaries
National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

Link: http://www.nass.org/sites/default/files/surveys/2020-01/state-laws-polling-place-electioneering-Jan2020.pdf

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For Virginia.....

Virginia

During the times the polls are open and ballots are being counted, it shall be unlawful for any person (i) to loiter or congregate within 40 feet of any entrance of any polling place; (ii) within such distance to give, tender, or exhibit any ballot, ticket, or other campaign material to any person or to solicit or in any manner attempt to influence any person in casting his vote; or (iii) to hinder or delay a qualified voter in entering or leaving a polling place. (Va. Code Ann. § 24.2-604(A))


Our law in KY is 100-ft....

Kentucky

No person shall electioneer at the polling place on the day of any election…within a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located if that entrance is unlocked and is used by voters on election day. Electioneering shall include the displaying of signs, the distribution of campaign literature, cards, or handbills, the soliciting of signatures to any petition, or the solicitation of votes for or against any bona fide candidate or ballot question in a manner which expressly advocates the election or defeat of the candidate or expressly advocates the passage or defeat of the ballot question, but shall not include exit polling, bumper stickers affixed to a person's vehicle while parked within or passing through a distance of one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a building in which a voting machine is located, private property …, or other exceptions established by the State Board of Elections through the promulgation of administrative regulations. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 117.235(3))


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Thoughtful RBG obit with lovely photos: BBC News.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice

Read it here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49488374



US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the history-making jurist, feminist icon and national treasure, has died, aged 87.
Credit: Washingon Post/Getty Images.



Ginsberg with Senators Daniel Moynihan (left) and Joe Biden in 1993
Credit: Washingon Post/Getty Images.

She may have stood an impish 5ft, but Ginsburg will be remembered as a legal colossus.

RIP beautiful lady and true public servant......... ........

Enjoyable conversation with Dame Diana Rigg (27min. YouTube)

She was such a lovely conversationalist........



Dame Diana Rigg on The Avengers | BFI
•Nov 3, 2015

Five decades since she first appeared as Emma Peel in The Avengers (1961-1969), fans of the show still approach Dame Diana Rigg to express their gratitude. Rigg joins BFI curator Dick Fiddy to reflect on the influence of Peel on real-life women and acting with Patrick Macnee and Ian Hendry.


She would have been around 77 at the time of this interview and passed away on Sept. 10 at age 82.

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Major typhoon predicted to hit South Korea next week.

From: https://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html



Should it follow the predicted path, it's going right through the center of the country and possibly cause major flooding and wind damage.

Kind thoughts and DU hugs go out to our SK friends........

More US colleges are grappling with high numbers of students testing positive for Covid-19

Extracted from Guardian's rolling live coverage of coronavirus news from around the globe:

More US colleges are grappling with high numbers of students testing positive for Covid-19 just days into the start of the new semester, after some universities rolled back their campus reopening plans in recent weeks.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/25/coronavirus-live-news-gaza-in-lockdown-following-first-local-cases-hong-kong-man-re-infected

Posting entire piece because I can't link to any individual section.......

The University of Alabama on Monday reported more than 550 people across its campuses had tested positive for Covid-19 since it resumed in-person classes on 19 August. Most of those infected were students, faculty and staff at the university’s main campus in Tuscaloosa.

Citing a “dramatic increase” in coronavirus cases on campus, the mayor of Tuscaloosa issued an executive order on Monday ordering bars to shut down for 14 days and placing restrictions on other establishments.

“Many students who tested positive for Covid-19 have chosen to go home to isolate,” Kellee Reinhart, the university’s vice chancellor for communications, told Reuters.

Reinhart said the school had an “ample amount” of space for Covid-19 positive students to isolate and that it was enhancing testing of various groups.

The university has conducted more than 46,000 tests, according to a dashboard it released this week, and the positivity rate stood at about 1%.

The number of positive cases does not include the 400 students who tested positive upon returning to University of Alabama campuses before classes began last week.

Alabama is not alone in scrambling to deal with Covid-19 college outbreaks.

The University of Southern California (USC), which resumed education almost entirely online on 17 August, on Monday said that more than 100 students at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles were in a 14-day quarantine after exposure to the virus.

Ohio State University, where classes resume on Tuesday, this week issued more than 200 interim suspensions for students following a string of large parties where health and safety rules were largely ignored, according to media reports.

Last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cancelled in-class instruction after positive cases of Covid-19 shot up dramatically.

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Will America ever learn to put human life above Wall Street's interests (my experiences with OSHA for example says NO!)?

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Life in Kentucky as we know it is now over......

KFC drops Finger Lickin' Good slogan as 'doesn't quite fit' in age of Covid-19

Fast food chain says tagline is unsuitable in the light of the hygiene measures to tackle pandemic

See: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/aug/24/kfc-drops-finger-lickin-good-slogan-due-to-covid-10

The fast food chain has acknowledged it will need to move on, at least temporarily, from the tagline it has used on and off for more than six decades, releasing new images of advertising posters and packaging with the words blurred and pixellated.

The move comes about five months after it pulled ads featuring the catchphrase amid complaints that the featured montage of people licking their own fingers and those of their companions ran counter to official advice to stem the spread of the virus. According to the Drum, more than 150 people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority in March.


But is it still OK to lick the skillet?

Seems a bit of a farce since ya' just about have to pick the chicken up with your fingers anyway.


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OK, time for a break. Feat. Buddy Mercury Dog and Lil Sis!



Buddy Mercury and Baby really rock out for National Kids and Pets Day!!!

Awwww, baby wanted a treat, too!


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Belarus is more likely linked to Russia's defense radar systems....

but that's just a wild-ass guess.....

But destroying protest balloons does sound like a Putin-style move.


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