More Wit & Wisdom From Andrew Joseph Duffer

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Our guy Andrew Joseph Duffer serves up some more southern-fried critical thinking from Texas as he breaks down everything from how the US is currently the world leader (well, at least in terms of COVID-19 and divorce) and how Donald Trump has succeeded in dividing the country for his own gain.

Duffer walks his talk and fits in a LOT in only four minutes.

I’m pretty much in agreement with everything young Andrew has to say here.

(h/t Gerald with a hard ‘G’)

Campaign Ad: Trump Is ‘Largest Superspreader Of Hatred’ In Generations

From the conservative, anti-Donald Trump group, The Lincoln Project:

Trump’s rally in Tulsa on the weekend of Juneteenth proves what we already knew: he’s the largest superspreader of division and hatred we’ve seen in generations.

The video contrasts past speeches by leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to those of Gov. George Wallace and the current occupant of the Oval Office who calls white supremacists “very fine people,” tells the police to “dominate the streets” and “please, don’t be too nice.”

Texas Sheriff Threatens Disorderly Conduct Charges For Anti-Trump Sticker

A Texas sheriff is threatening charges of disorderly conduct for the driver of a truck bearing an anti-Trump sticker.

From the Houston Chronicle:

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday created a social media firestorm with a Facebook post threatening to bring disorderly conduct charges against the driver of a truck displaying a profane anti-Trump message on its rear window.

Nehls told the Houston Chronicle that he had received calls, texts and emails in recent days from people who took offense at the language in bold, white lettering: “F— TRUMP AND F— YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.”

The sheriff, a Republican who is weighing a bid for Congress shared a photo on his official Facebook page in hopes that it would help to identify the truck owner. The license plate is not visible in the image.

Turns out, a woman who identified herself as the driver said she used to work for Nehls in the county jail.

Karen Fonseca said the truck belongs to her husband but that she often drives it. They had the sticker made and added it to the window after the billionaire real estate magnate and reality TV star was sworn into office.

The sticker has attracted attention many times before, Fonseca said. People shake their head. They take photos of it. Officers have pulled her over but failed to find a reason for writing a ticket.
Now the sheriff is taking it on, but Fonseca did not plan to contact him.

“It’s not to cause hate or animosity,” said Fonseca, 46. “It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”

Texas state law describes disorderly conduct as intentionally using “abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of peace.”

The ACLU of Texas has already expressed an opinion on the subject:

More Than Half Of Portland Anti-Trump Protesters Didn’t Vote In Oregon

This is of no help to anyone.

In the wake of the recent anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon, the local NBC affiliate dug into voting records and found most of those arrested at the protest had not voted in Oregon in the presidential campaign.

At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state.

KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during recent protests. Those names and ages, provided by police, were then compared to state voter logs by Multnomah County Elections officials.

Records show 34 of the protesters arrested didn’t return a ballot for the November 8 election. Thirty-five of the demonstrators taken into custody weren’t registered to vote in Oregon.

Twenty-five protesters who were arrested did vote.

I should note the report says 35 protesters weren’t registered to vote in Oregon. That doesn’t mean they didn’t vote in the election. Perhaps they traveled from out of state to join the protest effort.

Anti-Trump Protesters March In Cities Across The Nation

From USA Today:

Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams.

Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities. An estimated 2,000 protesters shouted angrily in downtown Seattle, expressing their frustration at the Trump victory over Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won 228 electoral votes to Trump’s 279.

Police in riot gear struggled to hold back scores of protesters in some of the cities as protesters chanted “Not My President” and “No Racist USA.” The protests were mostly peaceful. Seattle police said they were investigating a report of a shooting near the site of the protest in that city, but it may not have involved protesters.