Exchange Between Mark Meadows and Ryan Germany in Trump Phone Call

This exchange between Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, and Ryan Germany, legal counsel for Georgia’s Secretary of State, in the now-infamous “I just want to find 11,780 votes” call is something.

Mark Meadows: Mr. President, this is Mark. It sounds like we’ve got two different sides agreeing that we can look at those areas, and I assume that we can do that within the next 24 to 48 hours, to go ahead and get that reconciled so that we can look at the two claims and making sure that we get the access to the secretary of state’s data to either validate or invalidate the claims that have been made. Is that correct?

Ryan Germany: No, that’s not what I said. I’m happy to have our lawyers sit down with Kurt and the lawyers on that side and explain to him, hey, here’s, based on what we’ve looked at so far, here’s how we know this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong.

Are You Smarter Than The President?

That might make a good post-presidency game show, though it might be difficult to find someone with who Donald Trump could be competitive.

In the tweet below, Trump claims that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is ignoring his bizarre, unhinged claims about voter fraud because “Brad R’s brother works for China, and they definitely don’t want ‘Trump.'”

Raffensperger has a brother, but he doesn’t work for China. Rather, Trump is furthering a right-wing conspiracy theory that Brad Raffensperger is related to Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Chinese firm Huawei. The two Raffenspergers are not related, however.

For Trump, it’s just lies and stupidity all the way down.


A political action committee with ties to Roger Stone wants to punish Georgia’s Republican Senate candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face a runoff on January 5, 2021. urges Republicans to write-in Donald Trump rather than vote for Loeffler or Perdue.

With enough write-ins in the Georgia senate race, we can tilt the balance in Georgia in Trump’s favor! If we can do this, we have a real chance at getting these RINO senators to act on the illegitimate and corrupt election presided over by a Democrat party that is invested in the Communist takeover of Our Great Nation. We will not stop fighting for you, the American Patriot, against the evils of Socialism and inferior Religions. This is a Christian Nation and will be as long as we fight, together, for our sovereignty.

However, any significant write-in campaign would likely benefit the Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. After all, the only reason there is a January 5 runoff is that neither Loeffler nor Perdue could win a majority of votes on election day.

ActBlue noticed and has started soliciting donations to erect billboards pushing the sam message.

Trump supporters in Georgia are saying that because David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler couldn’t deliver a victory in Georgia for Trump, MAGA supporters should not deliver a victory for them in the run-off election. We agree.

That’s why we’re crowdfunding these billboards in the counties in Georgia that voted for Trump in the highest numbers. “Perdue/Loeffler Didn’t Deliver For Trump, Don’t Deliver For Them.”

ActBlue Georgia Billboard
ActBlue Georgia Billboard

Apparently, Donald Trump and his allies want to do the same thing for the Republican Party that they did for the entire country–burn it all down before taking their ball and going home.

Activists Complain about Mitt Romney’s Canned Hunt

Animal rights activists are up in arms after Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney bagged some quail on a hunting trip while on a trip to Georgia.

According to the Boston Herald,

. . . the political outing backfired when it was revealed the birds had been fenced in.

Humane Society of the United States’ Michael Markarian complained about Romney hunting at the Cabin Bluff animal preserve, telling the Boston Herald,

Many of these private hunting preserves are basically providing drive-through killing animal opportunities. These animals are often tamed and bred on the property, fed by people and accustomed to people. They have no chance of escape. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spokeswoman Jennifer McClure told the Boston Herald,

Stalking and shooting animals is a cowardly, violent form of recreation, and if Romney wants to keep his political career alive, then he should stop supporting this dying blood sport.

Right, because hunting really killed the careers of politicians such as George W. Bush and John F. Kerry.

Anyway, opponents of such animal preserves like to call them canned hunts or refer, as the Boston Herald does, to the fact that the animals are fenced in. But this sort of criticism is silly in the case of preserves like Cabin Bluffs which sits on no less than 45,000 acres.

That’s one incredibly large can.


Mitt under fire for hunt: Romney catches flak after quail kill. Dave Wedge, Boston Herald, January 5, 2006.

Don’t Tell Joan Dunayer: Scientists Use Wasps to Detect Chemical Weapons

Researchers at the University of Georgia-Tifton have been exploring an interesting way to check for trace amounts of explosives or chemical toxins — they’re using wasps of all things.

The wasps, Microplitis croceipes in this case, is trained using conditioning methods to detect a chemical odor. According to USA Today,

To do their work, five wasps — each a half-inch long — are placed in a plastic cylinder that is 15 inches tall. This “Wasp Hound,” which costs roughly $100 per unit, has a vent in one end and a camera that connects to a laptop computer.

When the wasps pick up an odor they’ve been trained to detect they gather by the vent — a response that can be measured by the computer or actually seen by observers.

The wasps are able to detect chemicals when exposed to concentrations as low as four parts per billion.

Researchers hope to go to pilot testing soon and could have commercially available applications of their wasp research available within 5 to 10 years.

Just don’t tell activists like Joan Dunayer who think even insects should be given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to rights.


Scientists recruit wasps for war on terror. Mimi Hall, USA Today, December 27, 2005.

Mother Gets Off With No Jail After Shaking Baby Girl to Death

Carisa Ashe, 34, reached a plea agreement with Atlanta prosecutors in February in which she will not serve a single day in jail for shaking her 5-week-old daughter to death in 1998.

The infant, Destiny, had been born premature and had been hospitalized for several weeks. Two days after going home, her mother shook the infant to death. Ashe told police that the baby simply stopped breathing.

Ashe, who has seven other children, had been charged with murder but reached an agreement to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter which carried a sentence of up to 20 years in jail. Instead, Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes ordered Ashe to serve five years probation and to have a tubal ligation within 3 months of her sentencing date to ensure she would have no more children.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told Cox News Service that he agreed to the plea deal because Ashe was suffering from postpartum depression when she killed Destiny.


Mother chooses sterilization over murder trial. Beth Warren, Cox News Service, February 10, 2005.