In a Washington Post Op Ed the DC Bar absolutely hammers Trump's attorneys.

...basically, the binding rules of professional behavior declare that it is “professional misconduct” to “engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” or to “engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.” The array of lawsuits filed in efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election presented a veritable checklist of disregard for these professional standards.

The fact that these lawsuits were filed on behalf of the incumbent president, not private clients in a commercial dispute, makes matters even worse. Here, lawyers have willingly agreed to become the instruments of a wholesale attack on the integrity of the democratic process, which is the framework for binding together a peaceful, civil society under law. The harmful consequences of this campaign will survive long after the courts formally have dismissed the lawsuits.

Our country deserved better from members of the bar.

This is signed by 25 former and current DC Bar Chairs. That is damning by any standard.

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Fri
Nov 27 2020
11:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

We have our copy already. I have to finish Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill" first.

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CORONAVIRUS
AS OF FRI 11/27

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 2274

Deceased: 29

Wed
Nov 25 2020
03:44 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Confirmed cases: 2238

Deceased: 28

Sun
Nov 22 2020
06:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek

ROANE – 343 active case (up 17 from yesterday) out of 2,177 total cases (up 28 case from yesterday), 23 fatalities (up 1 from yesterday), 27,561 negative tests

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Sun
Nov 22 2020
06:08 pm
By: WhitesCreek

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Sat
Nov 21 2020
08:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

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More toons

OK, one more for folks who can't operate a clicker:

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Fri
Nov 13 2020
10:55 am
By: WhitesCreek

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More fun Trumpy Election toons: (link...)

It's the cult of personality that is Trump. Like most cult leaders Trump plays to his followers' fears first of all. They lack the courage to face reality and retreat into the perceived safety of a custom formed mythology. Unfortunately in today's media landscape there are unscrupulous outlets on Facebook, Youtube, and cable TV that will feed their addiction to false narratives that support their prejudices.

The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump's election lies

"Rightwing news outlets have taken up the president’s message on social media, stirring supporters into a frenzy"

Even Fox is having trouble de-Trumping it's election coverage.

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Fri
Nov 6 2020
04:27 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Nov 5 2020
09:13 pm
By: WhitesCreek

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Fri
Oct 30 2020
05:56 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Oct 20 2020
05:16 pm

Tue
Oct 20 2020
08:23 am

Tennessee ranked fourth worst in the country for COVID-19 related deaths per 100,000, according to a White House report that Gov. Bill Lee didn’t want to release to the public. The report was obtained under public records laws by a Knoxville public radio station.

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Fri
Oct 16 2020
06:31 pm
By: WhitesCreek

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Fri
Oct 16 2020
06:30 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Oct 12 2020
09:09 am

Josh Marshall:

President Trump didn’t create rightist paramilitary violence in this country or the far broader revanchist politics of which it is only a part. His political rise grew out of both. It is a symptom, a result, a flourishing. But he has greatly expanded them, legitimized them, allowed them to imagine – quite rationally seeing the last four years – that they can vie for actual power in United States rather than simply commit acts of exemplary violence on the margins.

...Unfortunately what this suggests is that all the paramilitary violence and para-violence will likely go into overdrive if and when Trump is driven from power.

Sun
Oct 11 2020
11:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

Sun
Oct 11 2020
11:23 am

What is orange on the outside, hollow on the inside, and should be tossed out in early November?

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Fri
Oct 9 2020
06:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Oct 5 2020
07:24 am
By: WhitesCreek

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Fri
Oct 2 2020
07:05 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
Sep 25 2020
09:18 am
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Sep 24 2020
02:15 pm

The CDC has become politicized under Trump. They have changed how they report the numbers to make them far less scary. That said, the numbers are scary!

0.003% of children 18 and younger who are infected with coronavirus die.

The fatality rate is 0.02% of people aged 20 to 49.

0.5% of people aged 50 to 69.

5.4% of people 70 and older.

About 2.4% of people ages 18 to 49 who are hospitalized die
It rises to 10% of those 50 to 64 who are hospitalized.
And more than 26% of people over 65 who are hospitalized.

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Wed
Sep 23 2020
05:49 pm
By: WhitesCreek

RBG

Mon
Sep 21 2020
07:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek

General Electric Co. said on Monday it plans to stop making coal-fired power plants, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate focuses more on renewable sources of power generation.

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Mon
Sep 21 2020
07:19 am

Our case numbers are rising dramatically. It is no mystery as to why.

As an example we called a car dealership wanting to drive a few models looking to replace Mrs. Creek's wonderful old Acura. She told the salesman we would be wearing our masks and asked if they would have masks on? He said yes. We got there and realized we were the only people on the entire dealership with masks on. We were lied to. This is unconscionable!

I accept the "Herd Mentality" that puts oneself in danger but to put others at risk of their health and possibly their lives is craven!

Fri
Sep 18 2020
11:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

What is wrong with Donald Trump? More than that, what is wrong with anyone who supports this lying meglomaniac?

Trump Brags About Receiving Nonexistent ‘Bay Of Pigs’ Award From Cuban Community

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.