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Do you have a passport issued by your state? I guess we need those now.

Only the best and brightest work in the bureaucracy of our governments capitol.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/nation-world/couple-forced-to-prove-new-mexico-is-a-state-while-applying-for-marriage-license/618929551?fbclid=IwAR2MMo5hShYJ1Er4fLxy-HQF_s2QG1cEyr0COneyy5sRWUI0s6K5kI2UbjA?fbclid=IwAR2MMo5hShYJ1Er4fLxy-HQF_s2QG1cEyr0COneyy5sRWUI0s6K5kI2UbjA

"Clarkson, who lives in Las Cruces, and his then-fiancée visited the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau on Nov. 20 to apply for a marriage license.

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But, once there, the couple encountered a small problem, Clarkson said. The clerk wouldn't accept Clarkson's driver's license – from New Mexico – as proof of his identity. Rather, the clerk, who mistakenly believed Clarkson was a foreign citizen, said he would have to provide an international passport to get the marriage license.

After Clarkson objected, the clerk went to check with a supervisor, who confirmed Clarkson would need a passport.

"You know you are from flyover country when you are applying for a marriage license, give them your New Mexico driver's license, and they come back and say: 'My supervisor says we cannot accept international driver's licenses. Do you have a New Mexico passport?'" Clarkson posted on Facebook recently."

How remarkably ignorant must you be to not know that New Mexico is a state? And the supervisor too? And yet there are people who have no problem letting persons like this having unelected power over others.

Trump 'Not Considering' Extraditing Erdogan Foe Gulen

Someone here needs to wipe the drool off their chin.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-not-considering-extraditing-erdogan-foe-in-bid-to-ease-pressure-on-saudis-1.6658602

"U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he was not considering extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric to Turkey as part of an effort to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia.

“No, it’s not under consideration,” Trump told reporters when asked about potential extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who is wanted in Turkey over accusations he was involved in a failed 2016 coup.

NBC News reported Thursday the Trump administration had explored whether it could extradite Gulen, as a way to persuade Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month."

I would love to know who NBC used as their "sources" on this.

Does anyone one else remember when the same morons who are protesting Sessions leaving the AG slot

Protesting his appointment because he was an unqualified racist?

NBC just called Texas for Cruz.

They did it right after the panel was talking up O'Rourke. Perfect timing!

Dropped off my ballot on the way to work.

My workplace is conveniently across the street from a drop off site. It seemed busier than I remember from two years ago. Now to watch the results.

Paper fires reporter who let the cat out of the bag in Michigan.

This is a follow up on this post: https://www.discussionist.com/10151863769

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/6/michigan-paper-fires-reporter-bias-against-gop-sen/

"“I have listened to the voicemail left by Brenda Battel to Mr. James‘ campaign, and find no reason to defend this behavior,” said Kate Hessling, editor of The Huron Daily Tribune. “Brenda Battel’s employment has been immediately terminated.”

“The Huron Daily Tribune sincerely apologizes to Mr. James and to the public,” Ms. Hessling’s statement continued. “These statements do not represent the views of the Tribune as a whole, nor do they reflect the actions of a responsible journalist.”

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"As Election Day dawned, Mr. James found himself trailingMs. Stabenow by 8.3 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics polling average, but that marked an improvement from the double-digit deficits Mr. James had through most of October and some polls have showed an even closer margin.

“It shows you that some media will do anything to keep the status quo and career politicians in power,” Tori Sachs, Mr. James‘ campaign manager, told The Daily Caller in an email. “The liberal media can’t stand the idea of a job creator and combat veteran coming to Washington to shake up the system. This happened as we closed within the margin of error.”

Ms. Battel broke the first rule of media bias, "Don't let the rubes know you're biased". Sorry media, she didn't produce a revelation, just another sad confirmation on that.

Russia is going to have troubles over it's giant drydock that sunk.

After an embarrassing deployment off the coast of Syria due to mechanical failures and poor training the Russian "aircraft carrying cruiser" Admiral Kuznetov was being refitted on the giant floating drydock PD-50 when the drydock sank on Oct 30, almost taking the carrier with it. The repercussions of this accident are most likely going to hobble Russian naval operations for years.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/huge-floating-drydock-sank-and-nearly-took-russia%E2%80%99s-only-aircraft-carrier-it-35117

"PD-50 now lies 160 feet below the water and will prove very difficult to resurface—in the unlikely event doing so is at all practical. Officially the accident has been attributed to a loss of electrical power in the dock’s water pumps, though it appears that illegal safety violations are implicated in the sinking, and that a legal battle is in the works. Reporter Ilya Kramnik wrote in Izvestiya that the Kuznetsov nearly sank with the dock to lacking her own independent power, and that the dockyard had cut costs on electrical maintenance personnel and diesel generators.

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PD-50 was nonetheless the largest floating drydock in Russia, and the only extra large one serving Russia’s Northern Fleet—home to the better part of Moscow’s critical ballistic missile submarine force. In fact, those huge nuclear-powered subs made very heavy use of PD-50. While some shore-based drydocks are available, of course, transferring ships into them takes a lot longer, and vessels currently being worked on can’t be quickly swapped out.


PD-50 was also uniquely of an appropriate size to help refurbish the Russian Navy’s huge nuclear powered battlecruisers—particularly the Pyotr Veliki , which was scheduled to undergo renovation soon .

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Russia does maintain a few other large floating drydocks that can accommodate its ballistic-missile subs—though probably not the larger Admiral Kuznetsov . Two other drydocks in the Black Sea measures roughly 300 and 250 meters long, but are considerably narrower. The Japanese-built PD-41, which services the Pacific Fleet in the Russian Far East, may be large enough but is quite distant."

Moving a floating drydock any distance is not a trivial matter, and given the current state of the Russian Navy's capabilities as a professional military service, probably not possible without outside help. And of course, moving them denies the naval assets at their current locations their use. Which given how often Russian Navy ships break down makes them quite vital to those units.

But the Russian klepto-oligarchy is rolling in rubles. They can just buy a new drydock right? Well given the current international climate, not from anyone nearby. The PD-50 was built in Sweden, and the Swedes are building up their defenses against Russian threats. So even if you ignore the current sanctions it's not going to happen. There are Asian countries that might do so, but then you have the long distance haul after building them. And as for building a new carrier, or sending the Admiral Kuznetov to the yards where it was built for repairs, that facility is in Mykolaiv on the Black Sea. In Ukraine. Somehow I don't think thats possible either.

You have to wonder, are the rest of the Russian military branches run as well and efficiently as their Navy? Or are they even worse?

Georgia Democratic Party under investigation for hacking attack on voter registration system.

From CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/04/politics/georgia-voter-registration-hacking-attempt-investigation/index.html

""While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," said press secretary Candice Broce in the release. "We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

The Georgia Democratic Party said in a statement Sunday that the "scurrilous claims are 100 percent false" and called the investigation "another example of abuse of power" by Kemp.

"This political stunt from Kemp just days before the election is yet another example of why he cannot be trusted and should not be overseeing an election in which he is also a candidate for governor," the state party's executive director, Rebecca DeHart, said in a statement.

The Secretary of State's Office later said the decision to launch the investigation was made after "receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page."

Both the FBI and DHS have been informed of the investigation, so if Kemp is pulling a stunt it could cost him time in prison for false reporting. It would be stupid of him to try that, almost as stupid as the Democrats trying to breach the voter registration system for whatever reason.

Britains Labour Party is being investigated by British law enforcement over anti-semitism.

The rocks are being overturned and the slime will be exposed to the sunlight.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-police-probe-claims-of-antisemitism-in-the-labour-party-a3978571.html

"The dossier passed to Scotland Yard by LBC radio contains reports of 45 incidents, such as a Labour member allegedly saying a “Zionist” member of Parliament was going to “get a good kicking”. The threat is understood to have been aimed at Luciana Berger, a Jewish Labour MP who has also received death threats.

Another activist allegedly claimed a prison sentence for a former Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz was “a disgusting travesty of justice”. And a serving councillor was accused of calling a child “Jew boy”. The details were understood to have been leaked from a meeting of the party’s disputes panel.

Asked what offences were involved, Ms Dick said she could not “go in to the specifics”, but the allegations centred on “online crime”. She told Radio 4’s Today programme they were not trivial and that the Met “applies a very high bar”. Ms Dick said it was not an investigation into the Labour Party as a whole, adding: “However, if somebody passes us material which they say amounts to a crime, we have a duty to look at that and not just dismiss it.

“We have been assessing some material which was passed to me ... and we are now investigating some of that material because it appears there may have been crime committed and we are liaising immediately with the Crown Prosecution Service. I hope we will be able to clear that up very quickly.” Amanda Bowman, vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said: “This comes as no surprise to us. There is a deeply embedded culture of anti-Semitism in parts of the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn has done close to nothing to address it, to the extent that some cases may now even meet a criminal threshold. We have repeatedly set out what Labour needs to do, including taking firm disciplinary action against anti-Semites and making its opaque processes transparent. Jeremy Corbyn must also apologise for his personal failings to confront racism.”

There is much more at the link. I'm sure it will all be attached to the criminal state of Israel and has nothing to do with any racism on the left.

The woman who threw a drink on college Republicans works for the Gillum campaign.

More info on an incident first reported on DI here: https://www.discussionist.com/10151860875 . And just adds on to what happened here: https://www.discussionist.com/10151861195

https://www.ntd.tv/2018/11/02/communist-supporter-arrested-after-throwing-drink-at-college-republican-in-florida/

"A group of college Republicans was harassed by a self-described communist supporter who at one point threw her drink on one of the men at the table they were manning. The student was later arrested and charged with battery and identified as Shelby Shoup, a campaign worker for Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor of Florida.

Video footage captured the exchange on Oct. 30, in which the girl claimed that the Florida State University College Republicans were supporting Nazis.
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Florida State University said in a statement on Nov. 2 that the girl was identified, arrested, and charged with battery. “FSU is a diverse community that values and respects each person. FSU expects each member of the community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and obey the law,” the university said.

The girl was identified by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office as Shelby Shoup. According to her LinkedIn, she’s a campaign intern for Gillum.

Her job description includes several activities: “Conduct extensive donor research for Tallahassee, Florida, and national supporters; Advertise and staff official Andrew Gillum For Governor fundraisers, receptions, and public events; Manage formal and informal Twitter Q&A sessions.”

It looks like the Gillum campaign has attracted more than its share of Florida Man and Woman candidates. The campaign of course has no comment on the incident.
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