Mike, there are several reasons why the 2020 election is not like the one in Bush versus Goreâť—đź‘Ž
For an overview see:
"FACT CHECK: What's Happening In This Election Is Not Like Florida In 2000"
Nick Bauwmann wrote: Gore contested the 2000 election to the extent allowed by the law. He accepted the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision, even though he didnâ€™t like it, because it was the law â€” and it was what he thought was right for the country. Trump is vowing to do exactly the opposite of what Gore did: Heâ€™s saying he wonâ€™t accept a result that he doesnâ€™t like.
Politicoâ€™s Ben White summed it all up in a tweet: Ben White @morningmoneyben Florida had to do a recount. Gore let it go forward. SCOTUS stopped it. When they did Gore conceded like a gentleman and a patriot. 10:15 PM Â· Oct 19, 2016
excerpt from, " No, Donald Trump Isnâ€™t Doing What Al Gore Did In 2000"
This is the election between Trump and Hillary Clinton âť—đź‘Ž
Chris GP, we are suffering from a pandemic worse than anybody else in the world. So, strong measures are called for. Biden is not anti-capitalist. We need a president Who thinks ofother people at least a little bit!
Woodruff and Brooks wrote: Judy Woodruff: .... This is a case, gotten a lot of attention â€” or the suit, I should say â€” because there were 17 states, many states' attorneys general signed on, two-thirds of the Republican members of the House.
But now the Supreme Court has thrown it out, with dissent, we should say, by Justices Alito and Thomas.
But, David, what does this say about the state of our politics right now with regard to this election result?
David Brooks: .... It was just an outrageous suit from the beginning, one of the desperate ploys Trump has tried. The shameful thing, of course, is that 126 House Republicans signed onto it and a bunch of attorney generals. It's a party that has just lost any touch with democracy.
Somebody said on Twitter today, Trumpianity is a very strange religion. And, fortunately, unlike the legislative branch on the Republican side, the judicial branch has stayed true and faithful to the obvious meaning of the Constitution.
excerpt from,"Shields and Brooks on Republicansâ€™ latest election challenge"
Mark Shields had some interesting things to say but it wasn't pertinent for this excerpt on the Texas lawsuit brought before The Supreme Court
â€śA decade ago when we put this report together, most of the schools in our database were getting our worst rating. Now, the number of schools that are maintaining those most clearly and substantially restrictive policies are going down, which may surprise folks from things that they hear about the state of free speech on campus,â€ť she said.
Beltz attributed the improvement, in part, to the fact that â€śa lot of state legislatures are passing free speech-supporting bills that apply to [public] colleges.â€ť
The above from the SA article. Gloomy Gusses take heart.
Jess Rendall and Lily Nothling wrote: News of the University of Queensland's coronavirus vaccine trial cancellation may have sounded disappointing, but experts say it should give the public confidence in the Federal Government's vaccine development process. Key points:
â€˘ The cause for cancellation of the trial is not a safety issue, researchers say â€˘ The "stigma" surrounding HIV could have impacted the public's perception of the virus and affected uptake â€˘News of the University of Queensland's coronavirus vaccine trial cancellation may have sounded disappointing, but experts say it should give the public confidence in the Federal Government's vaccine development process...
excerpt from,"Cancellation of University of Queensland's COVID-19 vaccine trial 'reassuring'"
The massive number of lawsuits have been kicked out by judges and now the Supreme Court, I was think would be indicative of the friviology of them?
"Can Trumpâ€™s lawyers get in trouble for frivolous lawsuits?"
Apparently some Republican leaders think that the Republican apparatus is trying to steal electionsâť—đź‘Ž
From the above:
'... in the attempts by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) to have the Supreme Court overturn the results in four key states has been ridiculed even by some top Republicans.
'Texasâ€™s own senior GOP senator, John Cornyn, said, â€śI frankly struggle to understand the legal theoryâ€ť behind it. Jeb Bush responded by saying there was no theory and predicted that the court would reject it out of hand. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) even went so far Thursday as to suggest it was a â€śPR stunt rather than a lawsuitâ€ť and that Paxton might be merely seeking a Trump pardon for his personal legal problems.'
Mike, there's a Bloomberg article which I don't think I'll dig up, that says Trump should be impeached again for what he's trying to do to the country. I suppose since they'll be over in 40 days most educated people are gritting their teeth and thinking that it will be least be over by then. I don't hear that Nancy Pelosi is trying to have another impeachment trial, though I certainly agree that she can, or at least censor Mr. Trump. đź‘Ť
From this article,
https://tinyurl.com/y3vmyqx5 (Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly named Time Magazine's Person of the Year) I learned that Time magazine actually made Trump Person of the Year in 2016 âť—đź‘Ž
I see you Time learned it's lesson, and didn't do it this year
"President Trump trying to halt defamation lawsuit, E. Jean Carroll's attorney says"
This lawsuit has had definite lasting power âť—đź‘Ť For one thing she has some physical evidence, and she sounds like a highly intelligent and tenacious woman. It's going to be interesting how this one turns out!
'The Westminster Confession of Faith explains what Protestants believe about the perspicuity of Scripture: â€śAll things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all. Yet, those things that are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or another, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of themâ€ť (1.7)."'
Of course the Bible that you're using has to be the language that you use such as the NIV or NASB https://tinyurl.com/has82mk
Greg Jennett wrote: .... With a panel of outside advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voting to endorse emergency use of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, https://tinyurl.com/y6mnsvqg paving the way for the agency to authorise the shot, we are about to find out whether all the confidence was well-founded or just another exercise in flaky marketing from people who should have known better.
excerpt from, "Donald Trump's experts talk a big game about the vaccine rollout plan. We're about to find out if it's all hype"
John MacArthur wrote: .... Think about it. The vast scope and endless outworking of divine providence, in which God draws together millions of details and circumstances to achieve His will each day, is a far greater miracle than the relatively uncomplicated, one-time supernatural occurrences that we usually term miracles. Belief in Godâ€™s providence is, therefore, one of the greatest exercises of faith we can have and a major contributor to our general preparedness and peace of mind as we encounter trials and hardships.
Paul trusted wholeheartedly in the providence of God, no matter how easy or challenging life was (Phil. 4:11). Joseph the patriarch stated his confidence in providence this way: â€śYou [his brothers] meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people aliveâ€ť (Gen. 50:20)....
excerpt from, "Confidence in God's Providence"
The Christmas star may very well not have been the conjunction of these planets
"But was Jesus really born on December 25 in the first place? Probably not. The Bible doesnâ€™t mention his exact birthday, and the Nativity story contains conflicting clues...."
John MacArthur wrote: .... As Christians, of course, we are for morality; weâ€™re not for immorality. And we can do some topical, some superficial good; we can through political means, because we live in a republic and a democracy. We can mitigate public indecency in some ways. We can mitigate public scandal, can use our democratic privileges. But that does not advance us in divine favor either individually or collectively.
In fact, in 1 Corinthians 16:22 it is said unmistakably, â€śIf any man doesnâ€™t love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema,â€ť cursed, judged, damned, condemned. Thereâ€™s only one thing God will bless and thatâ€™s faith in and love for His Son the Lord Jesus Christ....
excerpt from, "The Deadly Dangers of Moralism"
I would suggest that you would read the whole thing, is quite good âť— đź‘Ť
I know one person that should never be Times magazine person of the year âť—đź‘Ž ~~~Sorry about messing up the quotation format!~~~
David A. Graham wrote: When Donald Trump was granted a coat of arms for his Scottish golf courses in 2012 (after a lengthy court battle, of course), he chose as its motto â€śNumquam concedereâ€ť: Never concede. He has not, even as it has become clear that he lost the presidential election by a wide margin....
excerpt from, " The GOP Abandons Democracy"
Adriel, you really should look at: đź‘Ť
Very good series only three -parter. You should still be able to see it on the internet.
I know one person that should never be Times magazine person of the year âť—đź‘Ž [QUOTE]David A. Graham/AUTHOR]When Donald Trump was granted a coat of arms for his Scottish golf courses in 2012 (after a lengthy court battle, of course), he chose as its motto â€śNumquam concedereâ€ť: Never concede. He has not, even as it has become clear that he lost the presidential election by a wide margin....[/QUOTE]excerpt from, " The GOP Abandons Democracy"
Hardly, CV, they just like many others are the actual Republicans and not a import from the Democrats, who is now our President. Yet another opinion from a conservative.
Mona Charen certainly isn't the liberal, so it makes this observation even more important
Mona Charen wrote: .... Thereâ€™s a theory that people have rallied around President Donald Trump and alternative news sources because they feel disrespected by the mainstream, liberal-leaning press. There is some truth in this, but my experience with conservatives makes me skeptical of that as a complete explanation.
Sure, the urban/rural divide is real â€” and not limited to the United States â€” but resentment of elites has always been with us. From suspicion of the First Bank of the United States among the Jeffersonians to the populist movement of the 1890s, â€ścoastal elitesâ€ť have always been despised by some. But it didnâ€™t drive people into abject lunacy in the past, or at least not on the scale we see today....
excerpt from, "The Republican Party is a danger to American democracy" âť—
John MacArthur wrote: Jesus had little trouble reaching the harlots. He had little trouble reaching the thieves and the robbers and the criminals and the outcasts and sinners of society, including the tax collectors, the extortionists. But He had an almost impossible time reaching the religious, self-righteous, moral people who were under the illusion and self-deception that because of their goodness, everything was okay between them and God. You see, they recognized no sin, so they needed no Savior.âś“ And that is always the danger of morality, that morality creates an illusion of safety when in fact the person who is moral may be in the greatest danger of all. We see this particularly among the Mormons, who feel so secure because of their morality, when in fact they are so insecure and under the judgment of God and so hard to convince.