Georgia’s governor signed ‘Jim Crow’ voting bill
under painting of a slave plantation
The Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch created a Twitter thread about a painting of a Georgia plantation that is hanging behind Kemp in the photograph. Writing about the history of the Callaway plantation in Wilkes county, Georgia, Bunch said the place depicted “thrived because of the back-breaking labor of more than 100 slaves who were held in cruel human bondage”.
While Georgia’s Bigot-in-Chief signed the bill into law, a Black woman who is a member of the state legislature knocked on the entrance to the locked door ceremony…demanding to witness this travesty…the governor had her arrested.
State Rep. Park Cannon…arrested after she attempted
to knock on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp’s office
What passes for “Law and Order” in a state run by corrupt bigots. Republican, Democrat or Independent, policies and practices like these should be shoveled back into the outhouse dungpile that is our racist history.
I often complain about American voters being easily misled…ignorant or even stupid. I find that sad.
The Republican Party counts on it.
Stacey Abrams, the Squad, rank-and-file Georgia Democrats proved all that can be overcome.
I really like TWITTER. Facebook and others of that ilk bore me to tears. The 1 or 2-liner concept at TWITTER fits into my perception of general online commentary.
Anyway, this will probably get me my first-ever ban from TWITTER; but, damn it, it’s how I feel about gun-happy cops. Give ’em the same amount of running start these children had – and let the kids shoot at criminal bastards who think shooting at unarmed children has anything to do with Protect and Serve.
Hand these pigs’ guns over to the children they fired upon.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Thursday sued to stop Atlanta from enforcing some of its coronavirus-related rules, including its mandate to wear a face covering in public, even as the state experiences a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
The lawsuit alleges that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) lacked the authority to implement a mask requirement and that she must obey Kemp’s executive orders, including one signed Wednesday that explicitly bans municipalities from enacting their own face-covering ordinances.
Kemp’s lawsuit also asks the court to bat down Bottoms’s July 10 order that the city return to Phase 1 of reopening, which requires that people return to sheltering at home and that restaurants close their dining rooms.
The Moron-in-Chief, Governor Kemp, has made it clear enough that even protective measures that he knows are worthwhile shouldn’t be forced upon prospective voters – oops!, he means “freedom-loving Georgians”.
❝ Netflix has become the first major Hollywood company to take a stand against Georgia’s recent passage of a strict abortion law, with chief content officer Ted Sarandos saying Tuesday that the streaming giant would “rethink our entire investment in Georgia” if legislation known as the “heartbeat bill” became state law…
“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said in a statement. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there — while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia…”
❝ The bill’s passage earlier this month comes as Georgia has become a vital production hub for the film and TV industries. The region known “Y’allywood” is responsible for more than 92,100 jobs and nearly $4.6 billion in total wages in the state, according to the MPAA. State officials said that for the fiscal year ending June 30 film and TV production generated $2.7 billion in direct spending.
Boycotts are a time-honored tool against racism in the Confederacy and across the United States. The tactic is overdue IMHO against bible-thumping bigots who would impede women’s rights. They deserve the same opportunity to feel the hurt where they care the most. In their wallets.
Michael Williams with Roger Stone during failed campaign/Photo: Curt Yeomans
❝ State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary.
The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, making a false statement and false report of a crime…
❝ The charges issued Tuesday by Hall County authorities relate to a May incident where Williams reported that his Gainesville office was burglarized. At the time, Weathers said $300,000 worth of computers servers were taken from the building…
❝ Williams came in fifth place out of five candidates in the May Republican primary for governor. He based his campaign on loyalty to Donald Trump and a series of ill-fated publicity stunts, including a “deportation bus.”
Sometimes you get what you deserve. Especially if you work hard enough to be as corrupt as your idol.
Enemy of the state?
❝ The police chief of a small Georgia town is defending an officer who deployed a stun gun on a “smiling” 87-year-old woman, saying she refused to comply with numerous commands to put down a kitchen knife she was using to cut dandelions.
But relatives of the octogenarian, Martha al-Bishara, say police failed to use good common sense to prevent the incident from quickly escalating to a use-of-force confrontation in Chatsworth that landed their diminutive matriarch in handcuffs.
❝ “We have nothing but love for this county, but within that context, we think that what happened is absolutely ridiculous,” al-Bishara’s grandson, Timothy Douhne, a 24-year-old medical student, told ABC News on Wednesday. “If they had calmed down, deescalated the situation, listened a little bit, we wouldn’t be having this issue right now. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.
“She told us she was smiling at them to tell them that she wasn’t a threat … and she was trying to get closer to them to communicate with them, and that’s when they tased her,” he said.
RTFA. Try to figure out if all the cops in Trumpland are idiots, cowards or what?
Cripes, preparing my breakfast or lunch, I step out the door to our wee planting of herbs in a half-barrel kitchen garden to cut fresh herbs a couple times a week. So far I haven’t had a neighbor turn me in to the county sheriff for assaulting a terrorized rosemary bush. Doesn’t mean it can’t happen.
County employees checking crappy out-of-date touchscreen voting machines
❝ A security researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia’s election technology, days before the state holds a closely watched congressional runoff vote on June 20.
The security failure left the state’s 6.7 million voter records and other sensitive files exposed to hackers, and may have been left unpatched for seven months. The revealed files might have allowed attackers to plant malware and possibly rig votes or wreak chaos with voter rolls during elections…
❝ Logan Lamb, a 29-year-old Atlanta-based private security researcher…made the discovery last August. He…felt the election center had not been serious enough about security and came forward with his findings, this week.
❝ Lamb discovered the security hole — a misconfigured server — one day as he did a search of the Kennesaw State election-systems website. There, he found a directory open to the internet that contained not just the state voter database, but PDF files with instructions and passwords used by poll workers to sign into a central server used on Election Day. Lamb said he downloaded 15 gigabytes of data, which he later destroyed…
The directory of files “was already indexed by Google,” Lamb said in an interview — meaning that anyone could have found it with the right search.
❝ “I don’t know if the vote could have been rigged, but compromising that server would have served as a great pivot point and malware could have been planted easily,” he added.
❝ Lamb said he notified the center’s director, Merle King, who assured him the hole would be patched and who asked to keep his discovery to himself.
RTFA for the details. Usually, we can categorize information like this as either stupid or ignorant. Maybe we should add incompetent.