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Two weeks after voting ended in California’s primary, there are 166,000 ballots left to be counted, and a dozen congressional and legislative races remain too close to call, along with Proposition 1.

While the uncounted ballots are only about 2% of the 7.7 million cast, readers have again asked why it takes so long for California to finish counting votes.

California started mailing ballots to all registered voters for the November 2020 election. This year, about 50% of ballots cast were counted on primary night March 5, compared to 41% in June 2022, according to data from the California Voter Foundation.

But processing mail-in ballots can take time. Any ballots postmarked by March 5 and received by March 12 still get counted. Also, there are a number of steps county elections offices take to ensure the integrity of each voter’s ballot, some of which can’t start until after election day. And counties have varying levels of staffing or resources that can impact how quickly the work is done. As of Tuesday night, 12 of 58 counties reported completing their tallies.

Webmaster addition: "We're gonna keep counting until we get the result we want!"

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Reducing the speed of a typical car from 30 mph to 20 mph decreases its mpg by 35%
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Elon Musk on Tuesday reacted to recent remarks from “Star Wars: The Acolyte” creator Leslye Headland about her new Disney+ show, calling them “crazier than the ‘South Park’ parody.”

Musk took to X and commented on an old clip of the director/showrunner talking about watching “Frozen” as an adult and was captivated by “the concept of true love being between two sisters and not a heterosexual relationship. She said it “inspired” her to create a similar story that her parents would have allowed her to watch when she was a younger “queer” person.

“Reality is actually crazier than the South Park parody!” Musk wrote, referencing a “South Park” episode that torched the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, for recent Disney box office flops, specifically “Star Wars” movies that have had little to no connection to the original trilogy.

In the episode titled “Joining the Panderverse,” Kennedy is ripped for recycling successful films but replacing the characters with minorities. 

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said this week that Haitians who illegally enter the U.S. through Florida might be sent by the state to the liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

DeSantis made the remarks while speaking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch about a potential wave of illegal aliens from Haiti that could soon be hitting Florida’s shores as the island nation is on the verge of total collapse after being largely taken over by hyper-violent street gangs.

DeSantis said that it was vital that the state of Florida interdict any vessel carrying illegal aliens before they hit the state’s shores because the state can’t push them back across the border like the state of Texas can since it borders Mexico.

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The World Health Organization has issued a statement saying that it has recorded 410 Israeli attacks on Gazan healthcare services since October 7, resulting in 685 fatalities, 902 injuries, and damage to 99 healthcare facilities.

As of this writing there is a still-ongoing IDF assault on Al-Shifa Hospital, which according to Israel has resulted in scores of Palestinian deaths and the capture of hundreds of prisoners. This is the fourth time Israel has attacked this particular hospital, which happens to be the largest hospital in Gaza

Survivors of the assault have told Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor that they repeatedly witnessed groups of prisoners being walked into the hospital morgue by IDF troops, then heard the sound of gunfire, then saw the IDF troops returning without the prisoners. Which is probably exactly what it would look and sound like if the IDF was conducting mass summary executions at Al-Shifa Hospital.

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You'll never believe it, but the Dominican Republic is protecting itself from the crime that has overtaken their neighbor, Haiti, and they're doing it with one of those fancy border walls everybody is always talking about. The border wall is 100 miles in length, 12 feet tall, and is equipped with drones, 360-degree cameras, night vision, and watchtowers.

Check it:

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The anti-white and woke movie The American Society Of Magical Negroes came to theaters last weekend and when we say it flopped, it flopped.

I'm surprised it made ANY money with that name, tbh.

Maybe it's just me, but having the word "negro" in the title for your movie might just affect someone's willingness to walk up to the counter and buy a ticket.

"2 for the magic negro movie, please!"

Just doesn't sound right.

And, in case you were wondering, the movie is as racist as it sounds.

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Flash Shelton found his calling in life after his father passed away in 2019 and squatters took over his parents' house in northern California.

They broke in the back door, added a bunch of cheap furniture, and started living there rent-free.

Shelton called the police, but, in what is now a common story in the blue states who love lawlessness, the police told Shelton that the matter was a civil issue that he'd have to solve in the courts.

Squatters have "rights."

Shelton didn't take that answer lying down.

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The wokies who have taken over once prestigious institutions like the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OTPN) have all come together and decided that the sciencey stuff that saved people's lives was actually systemic racism, so they deleted the much needed, race-based constants from eGFR scores.

According to a team of researchers publishing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,

The new formula will deem more than 10 million nonblack patients to have either less severe chronic kidney disease or no disease at all — while deeming more than 1 million black patients to have more severe disease or to have disease for the first time. Because the new formula doesn't include the necessary racial adjustments, however, these reclassifications misrepresent reality.

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How is it that more than 190 governments from all over the world ended up dealing with the Covid pandemic in almost exactly the same manner, with lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccination cards now being commonplace everywhere? The answer may lie in the Young Global Leaders school, which was established and managed by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum (“WEF”), and that many of today’s prominent political and business leaders passed through on their way to the top.
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The U.S. tax system is suffering from deep and systemic rot and needs a ground-up rebuild. But with the IRS acting more as the infection than the cure, restoring effectiveness to America’s tax system will require a revolutionary legislative reform effort based on bedrock principles of fairness and efficiency.

You can see the rot on display in both the IRS commissioner’s glib TV news appearances, where he sounds more like a political party spokesman than the head of a politically neutral government bureau, and in recent boastful press releases from the Treasury Department about the 600% returns it promises to “earn” on the $80 billion “investment” in IRS agents and resources that the Biden Administration rammed through in its Inflation Reduction Act. 

But throwing money at the terminus of the complex and dysfunctional U.S. tax system and bragging that will cure all that’s wrong with revenue collection is the equivalent of exclaiming that applying a new Spiderman Band-Aid will cure a gangrenous leg. It’s insulting in its over-simplification and nothing about it will have a beneficial effect on the real problem.

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Barclays is bankrolling Israel’s genocidal assault on Palestinians through its financial ties with arms companies that sell weapons to Israel.  

We’re calling on all concerned people to boycott all Barclays services until the bank ends its complicity in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians. Already this year, more than 2500 people have closed their Barclays accounts as part of mass account closure days.

We’re asking everyone who still holds a Barclays account to pledge to close it on the 3rd mass account closure day, Thursday 9 May 2024, to have the most impact. Barclays NEEDS TO KNOW that you are boycotting it, and to know why, so we’ve set up a simple way for you to inform the bank. 

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The clocking is ticking for Donald Trump to secure a $454 million bond by Monday or have his assets seized by New York Attorney General Letitia James - and liberals can't contain their glee.

'You-know-who says he cannot come up with the cash,' gushed Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View ' Wednesday.

President Joe Biden couldn't resist twisting the knife when he spoke at a Democrat fundraiser Wednesday night.

'Just the other day this defeated looking man came up to me and said: 'Mr. President I need your help. I'm in crushing debt. I'm completely wiped out,' Biden joked.

His punchline: 'Donald, I'm sorry. I can't help you.'

The crowd roared. 

Isn't it hysterical when the legal system targets your opponent?

Webmaster addition: The Supreme Court needs to get involved.

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The vice leader of the notorious Colombian gang, Los Santanás, Aderbis Pirela, was recently apprehended in New Braunfels, Texas.

This arrest was a joint operation between Homeland Security agents and state and local authorities. Following his capture, Pirela was handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Pirela, 29, was a prominent figure on INTERPOL's top 10 most wanted list. He is wanted in Colombia for his alleged involvement in at least four homicides, in addition to charges of drug trafficking and extortion. Pirela had been residing in the United States since January, having claimed political asylum.

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Maine Democratic lawmakers made an audacious attempt earlier this year to pass a controversial bill that could have allowed the state to take custody of children whose parents, whether residing in Maine or elsewhere, declined to consent to sex-change surgeries and other irreversible medical procedures.

The bill, LD 1735, which critics dubbed the "transgender trafficking bill," faced significant opposition from the parental rights advocacy group Courage Is a Habit and encountered resistance from some moderate Republicans. Ultimately, the bill was defeated in committee, thanks to the efforts of those who opposed it.

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