Daily Check-In 11/06/2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Election Day.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Dmitry Rybolovlev

 

Dmitry Rybolovlev got busted by Monaco.  This is huge.  Remember the $95 million mansion sale that Donald Trump made at the height of the housing crash?  The sale that was for more than twice the price he paid for it a couple years earlier with no improvements to the property? (Daily Check-In 01/12/2018). Well, Trump made that sale, and a bunch more in condos to Dmitry.  He’s also been involved in some questionable art sales with MBS as well.

In other words, a lot of Money Laundering.

And this has been on the Special Counselor’s radar for a while.

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

KHASHOGGI & SAUDI ARABIA

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

SCOTUS 

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

IMMIGRATION

I know it’s a cold day in Hell when I link to that site, but this article is not crazy, not conspiratorial, and is pretty well reasoned.

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR AND ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTION 2018

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

RUMOR MILL

Today we restore the Republic. And come what may, we will never surrender it.

The Republic is not restored because of this election, nor by Muller, nor a wave of any color. It is restored because of this wave of passion and determination to claim this democracy from the clutches of the powerful, cynical, and malevolent.

We reclaim this Republic because the truth is self-evident: America belongs to its people, endowed with unalienable rights to seek happiness and prosperity free from the rule of tyrants. Self-evident in. 1776. Self-evident in 2018. Self-evident forever.

American patriots will not be ruled by would-be aristocrats, nor criminal gangs, nor foreign despots. This Republic belongs to its free citizens who shall rule themselves, with justice for all.

We will never, ever surrender this Republic. Today, we only begin to reclaim it. </>

 

 

 

That’s it for today.  This post will be a little different.  Aside from a few comments above, the Coda will be more of a live blog tonight until I post.  Yes, I just found out that this last paragraph is called a Coda.  Don’t I sound all SMRT.

7:38- Polls have closed in a couple states, but not in Pennsylvania.  I’m trying to get my notes organized from the day.  I am a giant ball of anxiety right now.  I’m making typos, I was stress eating a little, and I’m jittery.  Normally, I’m not this jittery until after my 7th cup of coffee.  I might have a problem.

Why am I so stressed out? HELLO, been paying attention for the last couple years?  I’m freaking out.  2016 taught me not to relax until the votes are counted, and even then, don’t relax.

7:53- Polls have closed in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina.  NBC is calling the first flip to the Democrats of the night from incumbent Barbara Comstock.  Let’s see how things go.

8:08- I’m finishing up organizing the notes for the day.  Polls have closed in Pennsylvania and several other states.  I’m waiting until after the first segment of SmackDown is over before flipping over to MSNBC for a while.  I need to relax a little bit.

8:43- I finished organizing the page.  There’s an interesting breakthrough with Dmitry Ryobovlev getting busted.  I talked about it in The Russian Investigation.

8:46- Steve Kornacki on MSNBC knows his shit, but he’s very loud.  Like walking on squeaky floors with a newborn loud.

8:56- That’s it, I’m leaving 538 alone.  Nate Silver’s model is drunk.

9:20- I’m done with updating the article and the news.  I need to remind myself that it’s still VERY early, and anything short of blowouts won’t be called for a while.  Reading the Reddit Megathread is like giving my eyes cancer.  The number of trolls and bots in there is nuts.  When your environment makes Twitter look like a well-maintained and cultured community, you need to fix some shit.

9:37- As nice as it would have been to take the Senate, that was a long shot.  Reason for that was some ugly math.  Every 2 years, one third of the Senate is up for reelection.  The third that was up this year was mostly Democrats, and many of them were in red states.  They would have needed to keep all of their old seats, plus win almost every Republican seat.  They’ll lose ground, but as long as they still have at least 40 seats for cloture votes, there’s at least that.

10:19- More polls have closed. NBC has called the Texas Senate race for Ted Cruz. But they’re calling the House for the Democrats.  I’m still looking for more confirmation, but it could actually be happening.  I’m not getting excited until California.  I want to see Rohrabacher and Nunes humiliated.

10:55- There will be victories and losses.  This is one battle in the fight to restore democracy in this country.  A good story while waiting for California to close their polls; Kim Davis, the county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples lost her reelection bid in Kentucky.

11:23- I’m going to wrap things up for the night soon.  I need to get up in the morning, but one thing that was just mentioned is that for the first time ever, there are at least 100 women in the House.  Oh, Fuck you Kris Kobach!!!!!!!!!!!  You lost, Mother Fucker!

That’s it for tonight.  Me thinks things will get nuts over the next few weeks, so I’m going to get a few hours of sleep while I can.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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