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Apparently, African communist women in politics isn't turning out to be such a great idea after all
In other news, water is wet!

According to James Howard Kunstler...the backstage power behind the empty shell that once was Joseph Biden, is most-likely Susan Rice. That explains much, and tells you what being governed by narcissistic Communist negresses, isn't so wonderful.
 

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6 Russian Oligarchs Commit Suicide in Mysterious Outbreak of Epstein Syndrome​

By streiff | Apr 23, 2022 4:47 PM ET
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Very few parts of Russian society have drawn more interest than the so-called “oligarchs.” These are incredibly wealthy men with political connections to Putin’s inner circle because, in the totalitarian kleptocracy that is Russia under Vladimir Putin, if you don’t have political ties to Putin’s inner circle, wealth doesn’t bring you power; it brings you a one-way trip to a Siberian labor camp.



The first generation of Russian oligarchs emerged from the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, whose state control over the economy began to loosen under Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika, or restructuring reforms.
Gorbachev’s successor as president, Boris Yeltsin, then ramped up privatization, seeking to transform Russia with its trove of state assets into a free-market economy — and fast. Yeltsin and the other architects of post-Soviet Russia rapidly loosened state control over prices and property, according to David Hoffman, author of “The Oligarchs” and a contributing editor at The Washington Post.
The government sold swaths of state-owned enterprise — from small restaurants to oil giants — in both rigged auctions and through privatization vouchers. A scramble for the spoils ensued.
This group has largely passed from the scene. Behind them comes a new class of oligarchs who owe everything to Vladimir Putin.

But after Putin became president in 2000, the era of the old guard largely came to an end. Russia’s new leader did not embrace the spirit of perestroika or approve of the rise of new capitalist tycoons.

[Putin] moved to rein in the Russian financiers’ power and consolidate his own. Along the way, he ended up creating his own class of influential elite — the new oligarchs.
In contrast with the older generation, this new class has been more rooted in Russia and less interested in ingratiating themselves with the West, said Timothy Frye, a professor of post-Soviet foreign policy at Columbia University.
They generally fall into three categories, according to Frye.
First, there are those with long-standing ties to Putin. These individuals have built companies largely on immense state contracts that were both profitable and assigned on a noncompetitive basis. In 2018, for example, Putin opened a $4 billion bridge connecting Russia with Crimea. It was built by a billionaire businessman and construction magnate, Arkady Rotenberg, who also happens to be Putin’s childhood friend and former judo sparring partner.
Second are the business executives who “cut their teeth in Russia in the Putin era,” said Frye, and were appointed by the president to run major state companies. This group includes someone like Igor Sechin, a close ally of Putin who was named chairman of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company. France this month seized Sechin’s 281-foot yacht the Amore Vero (or “true love” in Italian). The United States, Britain and the E.U. have all targeted Sechin for sanctions in recent weeks.
Third, there are the national security hawks — elite security and military hard-liners, some of whose relationships with Putin date back to his years as a K.G.B. agent. While not traditional oligarchs, some of them have leveraged their connections in the security services and “cashed them in,” Frye said.

Some of these have featured prominently in American politics. For example, Oleg Deripaska was a central figure in the Russia Hoax as well as being an FBI informant (see There Might Be A Very Good Reason Why Mueller Is Not Indicting Paul Manafort’s Russian Business Partner). Another oligarch, Yevgeny Prigozhin, owned Concord Management and Consulting and beat Robert Mueller’s flunkies like a rented mule in one of the Russia Hoax trials (see Mueller’s Team Continues Their Humiliation at the Hands of a Russian Oligarch).

Prigozhin also is the principal of the Wagner Group, the nebulous corporation that employs mercenaries to places where Putin would rather not send Russian troops to do things he’s rather Russian troops not be caught doing, you know, like torture and low-level genocide.

But being a politically connected billionaire is not all superyachts and scantily clad “models.” It is damned stressful, if not downright dangerous. Since January, at least six Russian oligarchs have committed suicide.




Via Newsweek, here’s a list of the deceased.

Sergey Protosenya​

The body of Sergey Protosenya, former top manager of Russia’s energy giant Novatek, was found together with those of his wife and daughter on Tuesday in a rented villa in Spain, where the family was reportedly on holiday for Easter.
The 55-year-old millionaire was found hanged in the garden of the villa in Lloret de Mar by Catalonian police, Spanish media reported, while his wife and daughter were found in their beds with stab wounds on their bodies.

Police are investigating two possible scenarios, say Telecinco: either the Russian oligarch killed his wife and daughter and then hanged himself, or that the entire family was murdered and the crime scene was later stage to appear like a murder-suicide.

Vladislav Avaev​

Just a day before the body of Protosenya was found in Spain, on April 18, former vice-president of Gazprombank Vladislav Avaev was found dead in his multi-million apartment on Universitetsky Prospekt in Moscow, together with his wife and daughter.
The bodies were reportedly discovered by a relative of the Avaevs after being unable to get in contact with the family for several days.
The apartment was locked from the inside and a pistol was found in Avaev’s hands, leading investigators to explore the theory that Avaev shot his wife and his 13-year-old daughter before killing himself.

Vasily Melnikov​

On March 24, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported the death of billionaire Vasily Melnikov in his luxury apartment in Nizhny Novgorod, the sixth-largest city in the country.
According to police investigations mentioned by Kommersant, Melnikov—who reportedly worked for the medical firm MedStom—was found dead in the apartment together with his wife Galina and two sons. They had all died from stab wounds and the knives used for the murders were found at the crime scene.
Kommersant reported that investigators concluded that Melnikov killed his 41-year-old wife and 10-year-old and 4-year-old children before killing himself, but neighbors and relatives struggle to believe this theory. According to the Ukrainian media outlet Glavred, Melnikov’s company was suffering huge losses because of Western sanctions.

Mikhail Watford​

Ukrainian-born Russian tycoon Mikhail Watford was found dead in his home in Surrey in the U.K. on February 28.
Watford—who had changed his name from the original Tolstosheya—was born in 1955 in then-Soviet Ukraine and had made a name for himself after becoming an oil and gas magnate.
Watford, 66, was found hanged in the garage of his home by a gardener, according to The Daily Mail. Surrey police said the circumstances around his death were not suspicious, as reported by the BBC.

Alexander Tyulyakov​

On February 25, Gazprom’s Deputy General Director of the Unified Settlement Center (UCC) for Corporate Security, Alexander Tyulyakov, was found dead in a cottage near St. Petersburg, as reported by the Russian newspaper Gazeta.
Tyulyakov’s body was reportedly found hanged in the apartment’s garage. Police found a note next to his body that led investigators to believe the oligarch had died by suicide.

Leonid Shulman​

The first death linked to Russian energy giant Gazprom dates back to before the Russian invasion of Ukraine had even started, in January.
At that time, 60-year-old Gazprom’s top manager Leonid Shulman was found dead in the bathroom of a cottage in the Leningrad region, next to a note that led police to believe he died by suicide, according to Gazeta and Russian media group RBC.
Of course, this could all be a coincidence. In fact, Schulman could be an outlier because he was on sick leave when he killed himself. The other five seem to be related to the invasion of Ukraine. Or maybe, billionaire psychopaths are prone to killing their families before committing suicide.

When you combine this with stories of a purge within the Russian domestic security service (150 FSB Foreign Intelligence Agents and Putin’s Domestic Policy Advisor Purged for Ukraine Fiasco), the head of Putin’s personal paramilitary force being placed under arrest (Top General in Putin’s Personal Army Is Arrested by FSB), the firing of eight senior generals, and a fresh purge underway in the Ukraine theater, one is not left with the view of a healthy government.











I think it is ridiculous to presume Putin is not feeling the pressure. Ukraine has more tanks in the area of operation than does Russia. It is reaching parity in artillery with Russia and definitely overmatches Russia in the quality of artillery on hand. In a recent television appearance, Putin did not appear the shrewd, in control, and bombastic autocrat that we’ve seen in the past.





Either we are witnessing a cascade of unlikely events within a 60-day timeframe, or the institutions upon which Putin depends to stay in power–the security services, the military, and the oligarchs–are shaken by Putin’s War in Ukraine. The actions he is taking will either stiffen the resolve of those institutions…or it won’t.
 

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I see they still have to drive the Putin-Is-Bad Narrative. Like good little Endless-Warriors.

Are they tools, there at RedState, or is the Opposition Party this clueless? Putin is no angel; but we don't need to be reminded, constantly, how nasty he is and how wonderful the Ukraine cross-dresser is.

Putin has good and bad. If there's a factual accounting of this mind-pfukery, in the end, I'm convinced it will vindicate Russia.
 

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6 Russian Oligarchs Commit Suicide in Mysterious Outbreak of Epstein Syndrome​

By streiff | Apr 23, 2022 4:47 PM ET
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Very few parts of Russian society have drawn more interest than the so-called “oligarchs.” These are incredibly wealthy men with political connections to Putin’s inner circle because, in the totalitarian kleptocracy that is Russia under Vladimir Putin, if you don’t have political ties to Putin’s inner circle, wealth doesn’t bring you power; it brings you a one-way trip to a Siberian labor camp.




This group has largely passed from the scene. Behind them comes a new class of oligarchs who owe everything to Vladimir Putin.

But after Putin became president in 2000, the era of the old guard largely came to an end. Russia’s new leader did not embrace the spirit of perestroika or approve of the rise of new capitalist tycoons.



Some of these have featured prominently in American politics. For example, Oleg Deripaska was a central figure in the Russia Hoax as well as being an FBI informant (see There Might Be A Very Good Reason Why Mueller Is Not Indicting Paul Manafort’s Russian Business Partner). Another oligarch, Yevgeny Prigozhin, owned Concord Management and Consulting and beat Robert Mueller’s flunkies like a rented mule in one of the Russia Hoax trials (see Mueller’s Team Continues Their Humiliation at the Hands of a Russian Oligarch).

Prigozhin also is the principal of the Wagner Group, the nebulous corporation that employs mercenaries to places where Putin would rather not send Russian troops to do things he’s rather Russian troops not be caught doing, you know, like torture and low-level genocide.

But being a politically connected billionaire is not all superyachts and scantily clad “models.” It is damned stressful, if not downright dangerous. Since January, at least six Russian oligarchs have committed suicide.




Via Newsweek, here’s a list of the deceased.

Sergey Protosenya​



Vladislav Avaev​


Vasily Melnikov​


Mikhail Watford​



Alexander Tyulyakov​


Leonid Shulman​


Of course, this could all be a coincidence. In fact, Schulman could be an outlier because he was on sick leave when he killed himself. The other five seem to be related to the invasion of Ukraine. Or maybe, billionaire psychopaths are prone to killing their families before committing suicide.

When you combine this with stories of a purge within the Russian domestic security service (150 FSB Foreign Intelligence Agents and Putin’s Domestic Policy Advisor Purged for Ukraine Fiasco), the head of Putin’s personal paramilitary force being placed under arrest (Top General in Putin’s Personal Army Is Arrested by FSB), the firing of eight senior generals, and a fresh purge underway in the Ukraine theater, one is not left with the view of a healthy government.











I think it is ridiculous to presume Putin is not feeling the pressure. Ukraine has more tanks in the area of operation than does Russia. It is reaching parity in artillery with Russia and definitely overmatches Russia in the quality of artillery on hand. In a recent television appearance, Putin did not appear the shrewd, in control, and bombastic autocrat that we’ve seen in the past.





Either we are witnessing a cascade of unlikely events within a 60-day timeframe, or the institutions upon which Putin depends to stay in power–the security services, the military, and the oligarchs–are shaken by Putin’s War in Ukraine. The actions he is taking will either stiffen the resolve of those institutions…or it won’t.
Maybe the Oligarchs were doing shady stuff and met with Soviet justice...idk...but as much as we've been conditioned to hate Putin, every time I have listened to a speech, he comes across as super rational, calm and logical.
 

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They're attempting to do to Putin what they did to Trump.
 

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Geoff Morrell Out at Disney After Three Months​

Kristina Schake will now oversee all communications globally for the company.

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Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer for The Walt Disney Co., is leaving after just three months on the job “to pursue other opportunities,” Morrell and Disney CEO Bob Chapek told staff Friday.

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell told employees in an email.

The former BP executive and Bush-era Pentagon spokesman joined Disney earlier this year in the new role, which included oversight of Disney’s communications, government relations and public policy efforts.

All three of those areas were tested in recent months as the company navigated fallout from its response to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After initially arguing that Disney should remain as apolitical as possible, Chapek and the company dealt with backlash from employees who felt that it did not have their backs.

 

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Geoff Morrell Out at Disney After Three Months​

Kristina Schake will now oversee all communications globally for the company.

BY ALEX WEPRIN
APRIL 29, 2022

Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer for The Walt Disney Co., is leaving after just three months on the job “to pursue other opportunities,” Morrell and Disney CEO Bob Chapek told staff Friday.

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell told employees in an email.

The former BP executive and Bush-era Pentagon spokesman joined Disney earlier this year in the new role, which included oversight of Disney’s communications, government relations and public policy efforts.

All three of those areas were tested in recent months as the company navigated fallout from its response to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After initially arguing that Disney should remain as apolitical as possible, Chapek and the company dealt with backlash from employees who felt that it did not have their backs.

Smart move. Smart man...not going down with this ship.
 

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Geoff Morrell Out at Disney After Three Months​

Kristina Schake will now oversee all communications globally for the company.

BY ALEX WEPRIN
APRIL 29, 2022

Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer for The Walt Disney Co., is leaving after just three months on the job “to pursue other opportunities,” Morrell and Disney CEO Bob Chapek told staff Friday.

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell told employees in an email.

The former BP executive and Bush-era Pentagon spokesman joined Disney earlier this year in the new role, which included oversight of Disney’s communications, government relations and public policy efforts.

All three of those areas were tested in recent months as the company navigated fallout from its response to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After initially arguing that Disney should remain as apolitical as possible, Chapek and the company dealt with backlash from employees who felt that it did not have their backs.


Smart move. Smart man...not going down with this ship.
Yup! Smart man indeed!
 

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Geoff Morrell Out at Disney After Three Months​

Kristina Schake will now oversee all communications globally for the company.

BY ALEX WEPRIN
APRIL 29, 2022

Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer for The Walt Disney Co., is leaving after just three months on the job “to pursue other opportunities,” Morrell and Disney CEO Bob Chapek told staff Friday.

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell told employees in an email.

The former BP executive and Bush-era Pentagon spokesman joined Disney earlier this year in the new role, which included oversight of Disney’s communications, government relations and public policy efforts.

All three of those areas were tested in recent months as the company navigated fallout from its response to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After initially arguing that Disney should remain as apolitical as possible, Chapek and the company dealt with backlash from employees who felt that it did not have their backs.

FYI, DISNEY has LOST over 20% of share value Q4-21, and Q1-22.
That does not consider the losses Disney has had since Gina Carano / Kathleen Kennedy's WOKE Movement started the uproar.
Yet Disney keeps doubling down to appease a minority number of employed deviates, SHAREHOLDERS BE DAMNED !
 

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FYI, DISNEY has LOST over 20% of share value Q4-21, and Q1-22.
That does not consider the losses Disney has had since Gina Carano / Kathleen Kennedy's WOKE Movement started the uproar.
Yet Disney keeps doubling down to appease a minority number of employed deviates, SHAREHOLDERS BE DAMNED !
Disney has been a tool used by the tribe who cannot be mentioned for a long time. The tide definitely seems to be changing but we'll see how what they chose to do to fight back.
 

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Donald Trump’s candidate for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional district has scrubbed the former President from her campaign website, and appears to be in the middle of abandoning her run for Congress.

Ortagus’s Twitter biography has changed in recent weeks, since she was first removed from the ballot by the Tennessee GOP under rules concerning Republican bonafides. Other removed candidates are challenging the rules in federal court.

But Ortagus’s website, which featured multiple endorsements and mentions of former President Donald Trump, is now a simple landing page with the tag line, “Thank You” on a browser tab.

Sources close to Ortagus have confirmed to The National Pulse that the former State Department spokesman will not pursue a challenge to the ruling following advice from lawyers. Ms. Ortagus did not respond to a request for comment at the time of publication.

The would-be candidate attracted criticism for her relationships with leading left wing figures, as well as her pledge to serve President Joe Biden, has not tweeted about Tennessee or her candidacy since April 19th. Ortagus’s social media has been primarily concerned with Ukraine and Iran since.

Another candidate from her district, Robby Starbuck, announced yesterday that he is challenging the TNGOP decision to remove him, Ortagus, and Baxter Lee from the ballot.

Local GOP bylaws require candidates to have voted in three of the last four statewide Republican primaries in order to run for office.

In a statement released online on Monday, Starbuck said: “Yesterday, my team and I officially responded to the @TNGOP scheme to remove me and others from the primary ballot, with
a lawsuit in federal court. I took this major step to fight for the rights of Tennessee voters, only after the state party, in the face of a detailed legal demand and a mountain of evidence, refused to do the right thing and correct what they did wrong by disenfranchising their own voters.
 

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Local GOP bylaws require candidates to have voted in three of the last four statewide Republican primaries in order to run for office.
That way they know who's side you're on... you either play our game, or you're out....
 

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Well, that link sure puts the kibosh on this thread... other than this one is more entertaining....
Nothing's h----oh, nevermind


Just joking Ziti! :godfather
 

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Executive at COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Moderna Abruptly Resigns After Day One​

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Executive at COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Moderna Abruptly Resigns After Day One

An executive with COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna resigned from the company about one day after taking the job, according to a statement Wednesday.

In the statement and in a securities filing, Moderna said that its new chief financial officer, Jorge Gomez, resigned on Tuesday, “effective immediately.” Retired Chief Financial Officer David Meline will continue his role starting May 11, said the firm.

“The announcement follows the May 10 public disclosure by Mr. Gomez’s former employer, Dentsply Sirona Inc., of an ongoing internal investigation into certain matters, including financial reporting,” Moderna’s statement said.

Gomez’s appointment was announced by the company in April and came into effect on Monday.

After leaving the company, Gomez will receive 12 months’ salary, totaling about $700,000, and he will forfeit his signing bonus and bonus eligibility, Moderna said in the securities filing.

The Dentsply Sirona Inc. investigation, which may cause a delay in the dental products maker’s quarterly filing with U.S. securities regulators, was focused on the use of incentives to sell products to distributors and whether those were properly accounted for. Dentsply last month fired its then-CEO Don Casey without disclosing a reason.

“The (board’s) audit committee has retained an independent outside counsel, which has engaged a forensic accounting firm, to assist in the investigation,” Dentsply said in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “The company has voluntarily contacted the SEC to advise it that an internal investigation is underway.”

The investigation “is focused on the company’s use of incentives to sell products to third-party distributors in the third and fourth quarters of 2021.” The board wanted to determine “whether those incentives were appropriately accounted for, and the impact of those sales was adequately disclosed … (to) the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

The firing is “tough optics for Moderna. They spent a lot of time and effort hiring the new CFO. However, it seems the problem was at the previous company, and should have no impact on Moderna,” said Oppenheimer & Co analyst Hartaj Singh, according to Reuters.

This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.

 

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Executive at COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Moderna Abruptly Resigns After Day One​

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Executive at COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Moderna Abruptly Resigns After Day One

An executive with COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna resigned from the company about one day after taking the job, according to a statement Wednesday.

In the statement and in a securities filing, Moderna said that its new chief financial officer, Jorge Gomez, resigned on Tuesday, “effective immediately.” Retired Chief Financial Officer David Meline will continue his role starting May 11, said the firm.

“The announcement follows the May 10 public disclosure by Mr. Gomez’s former employer, Dentsply Sirona Inc., of an ongoing internal investigation into certain matters, including financial reporting,” Moderna’s statement said.

Gomez’s appointment was announced by the company in April and came into effect on Monday.

After leaving the company, Gomez will receive 12 months’ salary, totaling about $700,000, and he will forfeit his signing bonus and bonus eligibility, Moderna said in the securities filing.

The Dentsply Sirona Inc. investigation, which may cause a delay in the dental products maker’s quarterly filing with U.S. securities regulators, was focused on the use of incentives to sell products to distributors and whether those were properly accounted for. Dentsply last month fired its then-CEO Don Casey without disclosing a reason.

“The (board’s) audit committee has retained an independent outside counsel, which has engaged a forensic accounting firm, to assist in the investigation,” Dentsply said in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “The company has voluntarily contacted the SEC to advise it that an internal investigation is underway.”

The investigation “is focused on the company’s use of incentives to sell products to third-party distributors in the third and fourth quarters of 2021.” The board wanted to determine “whether those incentives were appropriately accounted for, and the impact of those sales was adequately disclosed … (to) the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

The firing is “tough optics for Moderna. They spent a lot of time and effort hiring the new CFO. However, it seems the problem was at the previous company, and should have no impact on Moderna,” said Oppenheimer & Co analyst Hartaj Singh, according to Reuters.

This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.

Just a coincidence I'm sure.
 

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Governor: Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to resign​

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FILE - Florida secretary of state Laurel Lee speaks at pre-legislative news conference on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Lee is resigning her post as the state’s top election official. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' office made the announcement Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee is resigning her post as the state's top election official, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said Thursday.

In a resignation letter, Lee, a Republican, said she would step down Monday and thanked the governor, who appointed her in 2019. Her letter did not specify a reason for leaving but news outlets have reported that she is considering a run for Congress.

"I am grateful for your support throughout my tenure, and I am honored to have been part of your vision for our state," she wrote in her resignation letter to DeSantis. “I will continue to seek what's best for the citizens of Florida and will always be proud of what we accomplished together.”

DeSantis' office said it would soon have an announcement on Lee's replacement.

“Over the past 20 years, Florida has become one of the best states in the nation at administering elections, and Secretary Lee built on that tradition,” said DeSantis spokeswoman Taryn Fenske. “As Secretary of State, she helped ensure Florida had an efficient election in 2020, with accurate results.”

Prior to becoming secretary of state, Lee was a judge in Hillsborough County, a former federal prosecutor and federal public defender. DeSantis appointed Lee in early 2019. Her predecessor, Michael Ertel, abruptly stepped down after a newspaper obtained photos of him in blackface at a party in 2005. Ertel later apologized.

 

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Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered​

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Channeling former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, incoming Florida House Minority Leader Ramon Alexander has called it quits after sexual misconduct and harassment allegations were levied on him earlier this week by a former male athletics employee at Florida A&M University.
Rep. Alexander, who is accused of groping the male individual and sexting him with inappropriate images and videos, admitted to having a "consensual, adult relationship" with the former college employee behind his wife's back.
"Representative Ramon Alexander has decided to not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives. He and his family are in my thoughts as they navigate into this next phase of their lives.
In the near future, our caucus will meet to elect a new Leader Designate to take over when I leave office in November. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on tackling the problems of the state and improving the lives of all Floridians, said Leader Evan Jenne (D).
Much like Gillum, Alexander closeted his infidelity to his wife and compromised his family's privacy, and may have literally exposed himself on video and or in pictures. Gillum as you recall was photographed nude passed out in a Miami Beach hotel and was in the company of a male hooker.
The Floridian broke the story and received a cease and desist order from Gillum's attorney mere hours after the story was posted. The letter confirmed that it was Gillum on the floor of a bathroom within a Miami Beach hotel.
Governor Ron DeSantis's office has not officially commented on Rep. Alexander's resignation, but his press secretary Christina Pushaw did offer her opinion on Twitter, and took a jab at the Progressive and alleged pay-for-play local political website.
"The incoming Florida House Democrat leader just announced that he is stepping aside and not running for re-election in November, following sexual harassment & abuse of power allegations that were NOT MENTIONED AT ALL on the opinion blog “Florida Politics.” Time for a name change?" stated Pushaw.
 

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Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander Outed, Quits After his Sexcapade is Uncovered​

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MAY 12, 2022
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Channeling former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, incoming Florida House Minority Leader Ramon Alexander has called it quits after sexual misconduct and harassment allegations were levied on him earlier this week by a former male athletics employee at Florida A&M University.
Rep. Alexander, who is accused of groping the male individual and sexting him with inappropriate images and videos, admitted to having a "consensual, adult relationship" with the former college employee behind his wife's back.
"Representative Ramon Alexander has decided to not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives. He and his family are in my thoughts as they navigate into this next phase of their lives.
In the near future, our caucus will meet to elect a new Leader Designate to take over when I leave office in November. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on tackling the problems of the state and improving the lives of all Floridians, said Leader Evan Jenne (D).
Much like Gillum, Alexander closeted his infidelity to his wife and compromised his family's privacy, and may have literally exposed himself on video and or in pictures. Gillum as you recall was photographed nude passed out in a Miami Beach hotel and was in the company of a male hooker.
The Floridian broke the story and received a cease and desist order from Gillum's attorney mere hours after the story was posted. The letter confirmed that it was Gillum on the floor of a bathroom within a Miami Beach hotel.
Governor Ron DeSantis's office has not officially commented on Rep. Alexander's resignation, but his press secretary Christina Pushaw did offer her opinion on Twitter, and took a jab at the Progressive and alleged pay-for-play local political website.
"The incoming Florida House Democrat leader just announced that he is stepping aside and not running for re-election in November, following sexual harassment & abuse of power allegations that were NOT MENTIONED AT ALL on the opinion blog “Florida Politics.” Time for a name change?" stated Pushaw.
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I'm tired of reading of the penile peccadillos of...individuals...who should have been excluded in any rational vetting process.

He's scum. Throw him out.
My dad told me as a lad of 18... "Son, never dip your pen in company ink!"
 

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Democratic Party Representative Resigns Amid FBI Investigation​

By Jack Bradley

May 23, 2022 Updated: May 23, 2022
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—Melahat Rafiei announced May 22 her resignation from her elected roles as secretary of the California Democratic Party and state representative to the Democratic National Committee as a result of a corruption investigation in Anaheim.
Rafiei said the investigation had become a “hindrance” and “distraction from the important work of the party.”
Rafiei also resigned from her appointed roles on Anaheim’s Culture and Heritage Commission on May 19 and the OC Fair and Event Center Board on May 20.
The news of her resignation comes as some Democrats called for Rafiei’s resignation after if was revealed she was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of bribing public officials in 2019 prior to her involvement as a cooperating witness in the corruption probe.
The FBI tapped Rafiei’s phone for about month in the summer of 2019 and arrested her on Oct. 28, 2019.
Rafiei told local media on May 19 that she is “Cooperating Witness 1” known as “CW1” in a criminal complaint filed last week in a U.S. District Court. The complaint alleges CW1 was involved in planning bribery schemes in Irvine and Anaheim.
In Anaheim, the investigation led to the arrest of former Anaheim Chamber of Commerce CEO and president Todd Ament and has prompted calls for Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to resign over alleged corruption in the sale of Angel Stadium.
The investigation has stalled a $320 million deal to sell Angel Stadium and led to calls for Sidhu’s resignation. Sidhu has yet to publicly respond and has not been charged with a crime.
The complaint against Rafiei “was dismissed without prejudice at the request of the government,” according to the FBI report.
However, FBI agents suspected Rafiei “omitted material facts to investigators” throughout the FBI probe, including additional instances where she “offered to pay bribes to elected public officials.”
“Based on the government’s interaction with CW1 and CW1’s counsel, I believe CW1’s motive for cooperating in this investigation was to receive leniency for the federal criminal violation CW1 was originally arrested for, as well as other possible criminal conduct. The government has not made any promises of leniency to CW1 or CW1’s counsel,” FBI Special Agent Brian Adkins stated in his affidavit, filed on May 16.
“CW1 and the government have not been able to reach an agreement on a pre-indictment resolution, and at this time, there is no further cooperation expected.”
Rafiei wrote on Twitter that she had “never attempted to improperly influence any elected official and I am certain the work undertook to root out corruption was in the best interest of the people of this state and the Democratic Party
Party leaders, however, are upset that Rafiei took on leadership roles and has helped run campaigns for local candidates who were apparently unaware of her three-year involvement in the investigation, the Register reported. And that was the reason that on Saturday, the California Democratic Progressive Caucus joined calls for her to step down from her party leadership roles.
In a statement, the caucus addressed the matter by saying, “While it is possible that the FBI case is overstated and that the audiotape doesn’t say what it seems to say, the important issue for the party is that (Rafiei) ran for CDP Officer and hid from delegates that she was arrested for corruption.”
“She put her own interests ahead of the party and that is never acceptable,” the statement said.
 

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Wisconsin GOP Elections Commissioner Resigns – Slams Trump on Way Out the Door — Commission Remains in Legal Jeopardy over State Nursing Home Ballot Fraud Scandal​

By Jim Hoft
Published May 25, 2022 at 8:55pm
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Dean Knudson and Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos
Republican Dean Knudson, a republican member of the WEC, abruptly resigned today after serving five years. Knudson slammed President Trump on the way out the door saying there was no fraud in the 2020 Wisconsin Election.
Knudson chose to ignore the voter fraud discovered by the Wisconsin Special Counsel earlier this year.

Remember, WEC, with the exception of Spindell, asked clerks across Wisconsin in 2020 not to follow election law involving Special Voting Deputies in nursing homes, which Justice Gableman believes in his March 1st Interim Election Fraud Report, was the breeding grounds for massive election fraud.
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WEC, with the exception of Spindell, literally looked the other way in 2020 involving indefinitely confined and ERIC’S mover list.
WEC also unequivocally endorsed the illegal ballot drop boxes.
The Cap Times reported:
Dean Knudson, a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, will resign after serving almost five years on the commission, he announced Wednesday.
Speaking at a meeting scheduled to elect the commission’s next chair, Knudson said he would continue to serve until Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, appoints his successor.
During his remarks, Knudson said, “I will put my conservative record against anyone in the state of Wisconsin, and yet, now I’ve been branded a RINO (Republican in name only).”
Knudson said he’s received that brand because “two of my core values are to practice service above self and to display personal integrity.”
He continued: “And to me, that integrity demands acknowledging the truth even when the truth is painful. In this case, the painful truth is that President (Donald) Trump lost the election in 2020. Lost the election in Wisconsin in 2020. And the loss was not due to election fraud.”
Knudson also took an indirect jab at fellow GOP commissioner Robert Spindell, who is vying to be WEC’s next chair. Spindell was one of 10 Republicans in the state who posed as a false elector for former President Donald Trump.
“Unfortunately now, elected officials, appointed officials and candidates at the highest levels in my party have refused to believe that President Trump lost,” he said. “Even worse, some have peddled misinformation and perpetuated falsehoods about the 2020 election.”
 

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Another round of Trump-bashing.

James Howard Kunstler has it right. This is Mattais Desmit's theory of Mass Formation Psychosis on display. First comes the series of circumstances that set people crazy; and then, led by duplicitous leaders or propagandists, the unhinged focus on a bogeyman (my word) to attack as the "Cause."

...BECAUSE TRUMP!!!

I'm getting REALLY sick of it.
 

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Another round of Trump-bashing.

James Howard Kunstler has it right. This is Mattais Desmit's theory of Mass Formation Psychosis on display. First comes the series of circumstances that set people crazy; and then, led by duplicitous leaders or propagandists, the unhinged focus on a bogeyman (my word) to attack as the "Cause."

...BECAUSE TRUMP!!!

I'm getting REALLY sick of it.
They're like 10 year olds
 

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Another is "Don't get your meat, where you get you bread & butter!" :blond::blond::blond::dduck:
 

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