This is Toby Sumpter with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Today you will hear about the Secretary of State thinks about the election, a postal worker says he was pressured into signing a recantation, Arizona AG says the final votes look good for Biden, the Chicago Mayor is acting like she loves science (but what does Nacho Libre have to say about that?), Jeffrey Toobin gets fired, and an UK military commander warns about WW3.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says
Richard Hopkins, Pennsylvania Postal Worker Tells James O’Keefe He Does Not Recant His Sworn Affidavits Claiming that He Was Told to Backdate Ballots
Arizona’s Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich Says He Thinks Arizona will be decided for Biden
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Speaking of Cringe…
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Released a new video Tuesday
As one of my friends noted, this is why Steven Esqueleto was always feeling judged by Nacho:
Praise the Lord!
But seriously, faith in science is the destroyer of all true science. This is what all idolatry does. It destroys the thing you are worshiping as well as the one who performs the idolatry. The only way to get true science is by worshiping God alone. But if you worship science, you will end up making up stupid claims about face coverings, when all the actual science actually questions that claim. One day, before too long, people will look back on the mask mandates like we look back on medieval blood-letting today, as a backward superstition.
The Georgia Secretary of State Announced They Will Be Doing a Full Recount by Hand
The New Yorker Fires Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrety Toobin tweeted on Wednesday: “I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer,” Toobin tweeted Wednesday evening. “I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”
In a memo addressed to all staffers, Condé Nast’s chief people officer Stan Duncan wrote: “I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company.”
In mid-October, the magazine suspended Toobin and announced an internal investigation after he was caught masturbating during a particularly exciting election simulation held over Zoom with top staffers. CNN also placed Toobin, a longtime on-air contributor, on leave.
Top UK Military Commander Fears COVID-19 Lockdowns Could Spark WW3
The coronavirus pandemic is creating a “real risk” of a third world war, the UK’s most senior military commander warned Sunday.
General Sir Nick Carter told Sky News that the economic devastation already sparked by the pandemic has sparked regional conflicts that too closely mirrored ones that led to the previous two world wars.
“I think we are living at a moment in time where the world is a very uncertain and anxious place,” he told the UK broadcaster.
“I think the real risk we have, with quite a lot of regional conflicts that are going on at the moment, is you could see escalation lead to miscalculation, and that is a thing I think we have to guard against,” he warned.
Without specifying the regional conflicts he was most concerned about, he told Sky that if left unchecked they could easily “lead to an escalation.”
That means “more people perhaps get involved, more weaponry gets involved and before you can contain it, it leads the sides ending up in a full-blown war,” he warned.
“We have to remember that history might not repeat itself, but it has a rhythm,” he said.
“If you look back at the last century, before both world wars, I think it was unarguable that there was escalation that led to the miscalculation which ultimately led to war at a scale we would hopefully never see again,” he told Sky.
Asked whether he was saying the threat of another world war was real, Carter said, “I am saying it’s a risk and I think we need to be conscious of those risks.”
Carter gave his stark warning on Remembrance Sunday in the UK, saying that recalling the huge sacrifices made was more important than ever.
“If you forget about the horror of war then the great risk I think is that people might think going to war is a reasonable thing to do,” he said.
History doesn’t always repeat itself, but it does have a rhythm. Or as someone else said somewhere, it rhymes. Which is why we need to be people of the Word of God and people of history. God is the great story-teller and there are motifs, repeating themes, characters, and types that bear careful attention so that we might live wisely in our day.
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