Bush wore an earpiece at 2004 debate but the NYTimes killed the story

Did you spot this tweet this morning from Eric Trump?

Check his ears!!! 🦻🏻 https://t.co/b79a5420Oa

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 29, 2020

What was THAT about? They are trying to accuse Biden of getting wireless info from someone off camera, just like George W. Bush was accused of doing back in 2004 during his John Kerry Debate. NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president’s bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing. Salon, October 30, 2004 by Kevin Berger

Typical Trump projection, when you can’t win on merit, cheat. But first they accuse the other of cheating, knowing that the press go for the “both sides” and the left will have to defend themselves from not cheating and if they the submit to the baseless claims Team Trump is ready to show THEY didn’t cheat (THIS time, in THAT way.) That’s what’s behind the “Biden’s on drugs! Biden’s demented!” attacks.

The media are trained to go through the ridiculous process no matter how outrageous. If they decline? “What do they have to hide?”

But what this attack reminded me how of the time in 2004 when Bush was shown . . . → Read More: Bush wore an earpiece at 2004 debate but the NYTimes killed the story

Barr buys RoboCop Taser Shields for Memphis cops

Check out this cool new product provided to sheriffs and police departments by Bill Barr under “Operation Legend” This is a from Memphis.

Shelby County Sherrifs just met us with their new electronic “Tazer” shields. “Operation Legend” Funds funneled by the Trump/Barr adminstration. #ThingsAreNotOk pic.twitter.com/Cq3GvItBCw

— Hunter demster (@hunter_demster) September 24, 2020

I’m still trying to track down the manufacturer, but until then I’m going with Omni Consumer Products from RoboCop. I mean, just look at the OCP logo on that Taser™ Shield!

Apparently this is part of Bill Barr’s Project Legend that is pumping resources into cities to stop “violent crime. But in this piece frpm WREG on September 10th, Josh Spickler with Just City (@joshspickler @JustCity901) calls Operation Legend a “fear-based” campaign stunt.

“Many of these folks in Memphis in particular are not charged with violent crimes,” Spickler said. “In reality, crime is down. Our community still struggles with crime and with violent crime in particular. But that is no reason to invite federal agents on to our streets. That is no reason to raise fear.”

He says address the systemic issues instead.

“If the federal government were serious about helping Memphis with some . . . → Read More: Barr buys RoboCop Taser Shields for Memphis cops

DeJoy was sued by his brother for hiding his mail & millions from him

My friend Lisa Graves testified Monday in front of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations Hearing on “Postal Update.”

“I am calling on Mr. DeJoy to be fired or resign,” government watchdog Lisa Graves told lawmakers on Monday morning, during a briefing on postal operations before the House Oversight Committee. True North Research, the organization Graves heads, found that DeJoy — who runs a North Carolina shipping firm — had been sued by his brother Dominick for allegedly siphoning money from the trucking company founded by their father. –– Alexander Nazaryan Yahoo News .

A boy like that he’ll cheat his brother. Fire that boy and hire another!

Lisa’s an expert on vetting people and she found out that the Board of Governors missed some doozies. Like this one she uncovered, ( Bloomberg)

DeJoy Gave $600,000 to GOP After Postmaster Job Opened Up DeJoy gave President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee more than $600,000 over eight weeks after the opening was announced, Lisa Graves, executive director of True North Research, which investigates the influence of money on public policy, said in written testimony submitted to a panel of the House Oversight Committee in . . . → Read More: DeJoy was sued by his brother for hiding his mail & millions from him

SF kids’ BLM lemonade stand

On my ride during the 100 degree record breaking heat I stopped at Spreckels Lake Model Yacht Facility in Golden Gate Park to get some water.

I sat under a tree eating my almond butter and raspberry jelly sandwich when a masked little boy approached and asked if I wanted some lemonade. As a rule, when riding my bike I always stop to buy lemonade from kids. I also always over pay. I like to chat with the kids (first to make sure there is no high fructose corn syrup in the mix) and then to find out how business is going.

After he found out they used regular sugar, I asked for the strawberry lemonade. I clipped two dollars to my makeshift social distancing tool and had him put the cup down on the ground.

I told him that after I was done I was going to try the regular lemonade. Like a an excellent server he noticed when I had finished my first and brought me another. “This one is a special mix I made of strawberry and lemonade!” he proudly told me.

I wanted to take his photo so I asked a nearby parent for . . . → Read More: SF kids’ BLM lemonade stand