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Laelth's Journal
Laelth's Journal
January 6, 2021

The Winning Argument

“Do you want $2,000 in COVID stimulus money? If you do, you better vote for the Democrats.”

This key message is leading Ossoff and Warnock to victory. I could never have predicted that our recent debates and political struggles over economic relief to the American people would play out this way, but, here we are.


January 4, 2021

2020 Trevor Bowl Final Score

The almost-MIGHTY NY Jets managed a solid loss yesterday (28-14 against the Patriots), but, in the end, they LOST the Trevor Bowl to the seriously-MIGHTY Jacksonville Jaguars who finished the season 1-15 with an equally-impressive 28-14 loss to the Colts.

Enormous credit is due to the Jets for doing their absolute best to lose each and every game they played. Throughout the entire season, the Jets achieved only 243 points on offense (lowest in the league). In the end, that wasn’t enough. The Trevor Bowl-winning Jags put up 306 points on offense but won the contest due to the efforts of their amazingly pathetic defense which allowed 492 points compared to the Jets’ 457.

Congratulations to the Jaguars! Big money says that they will pick Lawrence.

Sorry, Jets fans.


Season Notes:

Best defense over the regular season:
LA Rams with only 296 points allowed. The Ravens came in second with 303 points allowed.

Best offense over the regular season: GB Packers with 509 points scored. The Bills came in second with 501 points scored.

Pisses me off: My ATL Falcons scored 396 points on offense and allowed 414 points. That’s a difference of 18 points, yet the Falcons finish the season with a 4-12 record. We had several, close, heartbreaking losses this year. The team is obviously better than its record demonstrates.

January 3, 2021

How did the WaPo get a recording of the conversation between Trump and Raffensperger?

Easy answer—Georgia law. In Georgia, you must assume that any phone conversation you have is being recorded by the person to whom you are speaking. A third party can not legally record a conversation between two people who are unaware that they are being recorded, but the actual parties to the conversation have every right to record (and subsequently publish) their own conversations (with or without the permission of the person to whom they are speaking).

In this case, it is almost certain that Raffensberger recorded the conversation (without Trump’s permission) and then published it via The Washington Post. This is entirely legal under Georgia law, and, while I expect that Trump’s knickers are in a twist about it, there’s nothing that he can do.

Note that the laws on recording phone conversations vary widely by state.


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About Laelth

I am a native Georgian who's currently hiding out in Texas. I am a liberal, and I am extremely proud of the imperfect (but evolving) republic that we call the United States of America.
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