Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the reality that Joe Biden won last week’s election is not merely an overgrown child’s tantrum. By deliberately seeking to undermine the results, Trump and a wide swath of Republican leaders are laying the groundwork to overturn them—an act that, were we watching it unfold abroad, we’d call a coup d’état. Just consider:Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn’t acknowledged Biden’s victory.Sec. of State Mike Pompeo has promised there will be “a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt says that Trump “may have not have been defeated at all.”Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he won’t congratulate Biden because “there’s nothing to congratulate him about.”The White House is reportedly vetting appointees for a second Trump term.Attorney General Bill Barr has issued a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to pursue claims of voter fraud.And Trump’s legal team continues to pursue baseless litigation promoting unfounded conspiracy theories.These are not the actions of a president and political party prepared to peacefully hand over power after losing an election. They are the exact opposite: a deliberate strategy seeking to annul the expression of the popular will. It is a dangerous scheme that, at best, will fray confidence in our already fragile democracy. At worst, it will succeed and keep Trump in office against all right and all law.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – This is, of course, exactly what we expected from Trump. But where are Democratic leaders in denouncing this with the righteous fury this moment requires? Why have we not seen Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, their chief lieutenants, and their most prominent allies all gather before the Capitol and, in one voice, expose this plot against America for what it is?We can’t just let Trump play out the string. We can’t, as one nameless Republican pleaded, “humor him” while we tell ourselves, “Jan. 20 can’t come soon enough.” The peril is too great. Trump’s attempted coup probably will not succeed, but that is not a good or acceptable reason to ignore it. Even if it fails, Trump can do great damage on his way out.Top Democrats must stand up for democracy while there is still time, to show the country and the world that we will not tolerate the GOP’s assault on this great nation and all it stands for. The stakes are too high to delay any longer.- Advertisement –
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs won their home opener last night 22-12 vs. the Milan.The Bulldogs played a physical style of basketball on both ends of the floor to outlast the Indians. After giving up 5 points in the first quarter, they locked down on defense allowing only 7 points the rest of the game.Leading the way scoring was Kaylin Hinners with 8 points; followed by Rachel Lamping 5 points; Renee Lecher 4 points; Billie Puente 2 points; Kennedy Cozart 2 points; and Kaylie Raver with 1 point.The girls improve to 2-0 on the season and will host Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday night at home starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs hosted the Milan Lady Indians on Tuesday night, and came away with a 39-8 team victory.Again the Lady Bulldogs came out with an aggressive defense that set the tone for the game. The Lady Bulldogs strong defensive effort set their offense in motion.Offensively 10 of the 11 Lady Bulldogs were in the scoring column with Ava Hanson leading the way with 10 points. Also scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler with 8, Timbrè Davies and Ella Wilhelm both scored 4, Lizzy Nobbe added 3, and Lil Tinker, Tiffany Hawker, Cora Deputy, Megan Meyer, and Makayla Granger each added 2 points. The Lady Indians were lead offensively by Eleanor Honnertt with 5, and Brianna McKeown add 3.The Lady Bulldogs will host the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles on Thursday night. The 7th grade game will begin at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
Tag: 上海全套水磨会所 Opponent preview: What to know about Georgia Tech
Published on December 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary After securing its worst start since before the Jim Boeheim era, Syracuse (4-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) looks to avoid its fourth-straight loss in a conference matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday. SU travels to Atlanta, Georgia after falling by double-digits in each of the past three games. This is the last conference game for Syracuse before three nonconference games complete its non-league schedule.Here’s what to know about the Yellow Jackets ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Georgia Tech leads, 6-5Last time they played: On Jan. 12, 2019, Georgia Tech played SU in the third game of the Orange’s conference schedule and beat Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, 73-59. Jose Alvarado, who’s appeared in just two games for the Yellow Jackets this year, led the team with 19 points and GT held the Orange to just 31.6% shooting from the field.The Georgia Tech report: Georgia Tech has a good balance of scoring consistency and defensive force on its roster. A losing team a season ago that finished with a 14-18 record, the Yellow Jackets have already shown signs of a leap forward this year. Inserting Khalid Moore into their starting lineup has given the team more defense on the perimeter, and James Banks III’s country-leading average of 4.67 blocks exemplifies an improvement for the senior as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut perhaps the biggest growth GT made this year was the development of sophomore Michael Devoe. The second-year starter increased his scoring average from 9.7 to 23.4 points per game this season and gives the Yellow Jackets a sure-fire offensive threat every time he’s out on the floor. Against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, Devoe’s shot-making could be dangerous. He already has a 30-point game just five contests into the season.How Syracuse beats GT: Simply said, Syracuse needs to get hot and quick. Devoe will do damage no matter the opponent and – like Syracuse with Elijah Hughes contributing on a nightly basis – damage can be done to GT without taking Devoe out of the game. The Yellow Jackets don’t have a go-to No. 2 scorer, and that’s something that the Orange can take advantage of.Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard III haven’t been on the mark the past couple of games, but if they become legitimate scoring threats Saturday the game has a way of opening itself up. The Orange might even get some easy baskets on the inside. Nothing can be abandoned trying to avoid a four-game losing streak.Stat to know: 38.7 — The effective field goal percentage the Georgia Tech defense has held opponents to this season, the third-best mark in the country per KenPom.KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 38% chance to win the game Saturday, with a projected final score of 67-62 per KenPom.Player to watch: Khalid Moore, No. 12, forwardMoore’s name doesn’t jump out on the box score, averaging just 6.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, but he can defend with the best in the conference. The 6-foot-7 wing with long arms gives the Yellow Jackets a perimeter presence they didn’t have last year, with Moore playing sparingly in his first season. Against Syracuse’s perimeter-oriented team, expect Moore to make a few game-changing plays. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+