Senate’s dumbest member surpasses previous dumbness, with a dollop of soliciting election fraud

first_imgThe Senate’s dumbest member is at it again. Sen. Ron “Genius” Johnson of Wisconsin apparently just got wind of the whole Project Veritas fiasco and decided there was gold there. Because he is that stupid.xMy committee has jurisdiction over USPS and the federal workforce. I’m asking anyone who knows of irregularities related to mail-in or absentee ballots to contact our confidential whistleblower hotline: whistleblower@ronjohnson.senate.gov— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) November 12, 2020- Advertisement – WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) delivers opening remarks during a hearing about the recent OPM data breach in the dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Office of Personnel Management Director Kathrine Archuleta said that the recent report that 18 million current, former government employees and people who applied for jobs had their personal data stolen is not confirmed and that only 4.2 million records had been breached. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) There actually was U.S. Postal Service (USPS) chicanery at the very top with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Remember this pronouncement from Judge Emmet Sullivan after he ordered broad sweeps of postal facilities on Election Day, an order that was ignored by the USPS: “Someone may have a price to pay for that.” He was clear who he meant when he told the Justice Department lawyers who broke the news that his order was disregarded: “It’s your clients. Each and every one of them, starting at the top of the food chain. […] I don’t want you to keep falling on the sword. […] The postmaster’s going to have to be deposed or appear before me,” Sullivan said, adding, “I’m not going to forget it.”center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Calatrava local nabbed for ‘acts of lasciviousness’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Calatrava municipal police station. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Amy Alabado Avellano of the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 in San Carlos City dated Feb. 26, 2020. The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – Charged with acts of lasciviousness, a man was arrested in Barangay Patun-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental.Resident Ricardo Barbon Sr. was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1:15 p.m. on May 27, a police report showed.last_img read more

Allardyce targets FA Cup success

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has vowed to go all out for the FA Cup this season, rather than rest players in pursuit of European qualification from the Barclays Premier League. West Ham visit League One high-fliers Bristol City in the fourth round on Sunday and Allardyce insists he will be fielding his strongest team available. “The FA Cup is very important to us and given our position in the league is very secure, we don’t have to consider resting players for Premier League results,” Allardyce said. “We hadn’t had a win in four in the Premier League before Hull and now we’ve won the game it gives us a great opportunity to focus on Bristol City and make sure we get through to the fifth round. “We’ve come through the hardest period of all which is Christmas and new year and we’re also steering clear of injuries so we have an opportunity to go forward in both the Premier League and the FA Cup this season.” West Ham’s excellent campaign so far owes much to their summer signings, with the likes of Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Morgan Amalfitano all contributing to the team’s push for the European spots. Amalfitano came off the bench to score the third goal against Hull and Allardyce admits the summer transfer window was the best he has overseen in his management career. “There’s one thing you realise as a manager – recruitment is everything,” Allardyce said. “It’s everything in the world of football for a manager. “If you recruit well you get better players, those players take things on board quicker, you get better results and you become a better manager. “Our recruitment has been fantastic. “To have so many players make such a difference, it’s the best I’ve ever had in my entire career.” West Ham’s co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold issued a 10-point plan for the next five years on Monday, including a promise to bring “more world-class players” to the club. “Our aim is to bring in more world-class players that can play in the ‘West Ham Way’,” read a statement on the official club website. “We have broken the club’s transfer record twice in the last three years and we will continue to make significant funds available to strengthen the playing squad this summer as we build a team that will befit our new home. “We will also endeavour to hang onto our best players as, too often in the past, previous Boards have sold our most promising players.” One player who does, however, look set to leave is defender Winston Reid, whose contract expires at the end of the season and is yet to sign a new deal. Reid was left out of the starting line-up against the Tigers on Sunday but Allardyce insisted the 26-year-old’s omission had nothing to do with his future. Allardyce said: “He’s just recovered from injury and James Collins and James Tomkins were magnificent against Everton on Tuesday.” A 3-0 victory over Hull on Sunday means West Ham are seventh in the table and have twice as many points as they did this time last year, when the Hammers were languishing in the relegation places. Allardyce prioritised survival 12 months ago and was widely criticised when a second-string line-up was dumped out of the FA Cup third round after a 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Nottingham Forest. Press Associationlast_img read more

Yasir spins Pakistan to victory over West Indies

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Timid West Indies failed to survive the anticipated final-day onslaught from Pakistan and slumped to a seven-wicket defeat in the opening Test at Sabina Park here yesterday.Resuming their second innings on 93 for four, the hosts’ suspect batting once again stayed true to form, collapsing for 152 all out, 37 minutes before the scheduled lunch interval.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah added two wickets to his overnight tally to finish with six for 63 while debutant seamer Mohammad Abbas ended with two for 35.Roston Chase, batting at number seven, was left stranded on 16 as his teammates failed to show the required judgement on a decent track that offered precious few devils.Set 32 for victory, Pakistan were untidy and made heavy weather of the target before finally crossing the line 20 minutes after lunch, when captain Misbah-ul-Haq launched ineffective leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo for consecutive sixes.Both openers perished in the six overs possible before the break, with Ahmed Shezad nicking fast bowler Shannon Gabriel to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich in the third over for six and Azhar Ali playing on to pacer Alzarri Joseph in the following over for one.On 13 for two at lunch, the visitors lost veteran right-hander Younis Khan in the fifth over following the resumption when he missed a full-length delivery from Bishoo and was plumb lbw for six, with the score on 24.By then, however, Misbah had had enough of his batsmen’s dithering. He smashed the second ball he faced from Bishoo back overhead for six and then cleared the ropes at mid-wicket off the very next delivery, to ensure victory.For Pakistan, the success ended a run of six straight defeats while the result left West Indies with their 11th loss in their last 15 outings.Entering the final day still 28 runs behind and facing the daunting prospect of surviving against the guile of Yasir, the Caribbean side required nothing short of a miracle but no such interventions materialised.Debutant left-hander Vishal Singh and nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo, both yet to score at the start, saw West Indies through the first seven overs of the day and extended their stand to 21 before the first breakthrough came.Vishal had just punched the previous delivery from left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir to the cover point boundary when he shouldered arms to the next ball and saw his stumps shattered for nine.Bishoo (18), meanwhile, played and missed several times before losing his discipline, slashing at one from Abbas and edging to Younis at second slip.And two balls later with no addition to the score, Dowrich missed one that came back from Abbas and was lbw, leaving West Indies tottering on 129 for seven – only eight runs ahead.Captain Jason Holder played positively on arrival, stroking three fours in 14 as he temporarily raised hopes of a revival in a 22-run stand with Chase. But he perished to a loose stroke, wafting at a wide one from seamer Wahab Riaz and edging a catch behind.Yasir fittingly performed the final rites, trapping Alzarri Joseph lbw for one off the first ball of the next over to pick up his ninth five-wicket haul in Tests, before having last man Gabriel caught at mid-off, skying an attempted big hit.The two teams will travel to Barbados for the second Test starting at Kensington Oval on Sunday.WEST INDIES 1st innings 286PAKISTAN 1st innings 407WEST INDIES 2nd innings (o/n 93 for four)K. Brathwaite b Yasir Shah 14K. Powell c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah 49S.Hetmyer b Yasir Shah 20S Hope lbw b Yasir Shah 6D. Bishoo c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 18Vishal Singh b Mohammad Amir 9R. Chase not out 16S. Dowrich lbw b Mohammad Abbas 0J. Holder c wkp. Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 14A. Joseph lbw b Yasir Shah 1S. Gabriel c Mohammad Abbas b Yasir Shah 0Extras: (lb-5) 5Total: (all out, 52.4 overs) 152Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-72, 3-84, 4-89, 5-110, 6-129, 7-129, 8-151, 9-152.Bowling: Mohammad Amir 14-4-20-1, Mohammad Abbas 11-1-35-2, Yasir Shah 21.1-4-63-6, Wahab Riaz 6-0-29-1.PAKISTAN 2nd innings (target: 32 runs)Azhar Ali b Joseph 1Ahmed Shehzad c wkp. Dowrich b Gabriel 6Babar Azam not out 9Younis Khan lbw b Bishoo 6Misbah-ul-Haq not out 12Extras: (lb-2) 2Total (3 wkts, 10.5 overs) 36Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-7, 3-24.Bowling: Gabriel 3-1-7-1, Joseph 3-1-6-1, Bishoo 2.5-0-19-1, Holder 2-1-2-0.last_img read more

Warriors outplayed by Cowboys

first_imgSecond rower Bunty Afoa scored his first try of the season to get the Warriors on the board, thanks to some quick hand work from Kieran Foran and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.Issac Luke’s conversion put the Warriors in an early 6-0 lead, but twenty minutes in the Cowboys were even it out.The visitors looked set to leave the first half 6-6 but The Cowboys took advantage of their errors, scored and converted another try.The Warriors were without experienced players Shaun Johnson,due to injury, Ryan Hoffman, James Gavet and Albert Vete, but managed to keep up with the pace trailing 12-18 in the final minutes.They had a chance to even the score out when David Fusitu’a snared a catch and offloaded to a would be try, but the ball went loose and Cowboy’s wing Javid Bowen scored from 90 metres out.last_img read more