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Woman slaps, curses out Navy sailor on
9/11, claims he’s a ‘fake’: video
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/15/2021 11:57:07 PM Post Reply
An angry woman assaulted and cursed out a Navy sailor at a Connecticut pizzeria, claiming he was wearing a fake uniform on Sept. 11, shocking video shows. The clip, posted to TikTok, shows a woman smacking the face of Navy man Sean Nolte Jr. as he got food Saturday at Central Pizza in Berlin. “This is disgusting,” the woman says as she picks up Nolte’s hat from a counter and throws it at him. “Disgusting! You f—ing piece of s–t!” Someone recording the confrontation tells the woman to leave before cops are called, prompting her to demand that Nolte “show his uniform” while calling him a “disgrace” to the country.
Hard pass, Joe: Chinese prez reportedly
snubs Biden’s request for summit
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/15/2021 11:37:13 PM Post Reply
Chinese President Xi Jinping snubbed President Biden’s request last week for an in-person summit to smooth over relations that were soured by Chinese human rights abuses and secrecy about the origins of COVID-19, according to a new report. Biden told Xi on Thursday during a 90-minute call that he wanted to have the meeting to achieve better relations, but Xi “did not take him up on the offer and instead insisted Washington adopt a less strident tone towards Beijing,” Financial Times reports. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ilhan Omar slams judge for blocking ballot
measure to scrap Minneapolis
Police Department
Posted by Moritz55 9/15/2021 10:29:46 PM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., railed against a judge’s decision to block a Minneapolis ballot measure that would replace the city's police department with a new department of public safety. During an in-person town hall meeting Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, Omar blamed big money for thwarting a progressive measure that she argued would have given the city "flexibility" on how to better police the city. "The leaders who are opposed to progress in this city are not nameless or faceless," she said. "Using your network to obstruct the kind of progress so many people in this city want and were looking forward to is not something that should go unnoticed."
Virginia high school teacher says making
kids behave in class is ‘white supremacy’
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 8:31:38 PM Post Reply
A Virginia high school teacher is under fire for calling efforts to make kids behave in class “the definition of white supremacy.” Josh Thompson, an English teacher at Blacksburg High School, posted a since-deleted TikTok video attacking the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program used in Montgomery County schools, Fox News said.(Snip)“The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in in a passive stance, is not a thing that’s in many cultures,” Thompson claimed. “So if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are by extension positively enforcing elements of white culture,” he claimed with a smug smile.
FEC just turned Twitter into all-powerful
propaganda machine accountable
to no one
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 7:57:38 PM Post Reply
Ah, to be Twitter. Can control anything it publishes, profit from anything it wants — and not be held responsible for any of it.Such is a unanimous ruling by the Federal Election Commission, which found Twitter violated no law by censoring The Post’s factual report about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Stating that, in its view, “Twitter is likely a press entity,” the FEC said that the social media network’s “activities fall within our press exemption.” That’s going to be news to Twitter and Facebook, which enjoy the benefits of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Trump Defense Sec. Miller denies giving
Milley OK to China call
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 7:28:49 PM Post Reply
Then-President Donald Trump‘s last secretary of defense said Wednesday that he did not sign off on a call from Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his Chinese counterpart days after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol. Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon on an acting basis between the 2020 presidential election and the inauguration of Joe Biden, told Fox News that Milley’s action “represents a disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination by the Nation’s top military officer”.The Jan. 8 phone conversation between Milley and People’s Liberation Army Gen. Li Zuocheng is detailed
‘Big Meat’ fights back after Biden
admin attacks
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 7:26:22 PM Post Reply
President Biden’s got some new critics from… “big meat.”After Biden attacked the meat industry for alleged “pandemic profiteering,” the meat processors of the nation took to their trade group to bite back on Tuesday. In a letter to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) asserted that rising prices have more to do with the labor shortages plaguing the nation, saying that the administration “refuses to acknowledge” the issue.“The administration cannot ignore the fundamental principles of supply and demand. Americans are experiencing firsthand what the Secretary refuses to acknowledge, the effects of COVID and lack of labor are hurting consumers, and nothing proposed by
Consume and cover! Harvard instructs students
on how to eat and drink with masks
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 7:21:54 PM Post Reply
Harvard University, the home of people with high SAT scores, seems to think its elite students need some tutelage in table manners especially since everyone there must mask up even in the cafeteria/dining hall.Face masks are required within indoor settings on campus, the “safe-behavior” recommendations from Dr. Giang T. Nguyen, Harvard’s health services executive director, include the quick-sip rule and consume and cover, which could give a new meaning to dine and dash.Eating slowly, which is often good for digestion, seemingly means that students have to fiddle with their masks the entire time, pursuant to Harvard’s protocol.
Moderna says people who received its Covid
vaccine last year are nearly
TWICE as likely to get a breakthrough
infection compared to those
who got the shot recently
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 7:08:12 PM Post Reply
Moderna Inc says people who received its COVID-19 vaccine last year are nearly twice as likely to get a breakthrough infection compared to those recently vaccinated. Breakthrough cases occur when people contract the disease 14 days or more after receiving their final dose of the shot. New data published on Wednesday found 88 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among Americans vaccinated from December 2020 to March 2021.(Snip)The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company also reported 13 severe cases among the early vaccination group compared to six in the later group. What's more, there were three Covid hospitalizations and two deaths in the group vaccinated last year compared to no hospitalizations
J.P. Morgan’s old UES garage hits market
for $27M
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 6:54:43 PM Post Reply
Back in the 19th century, this was J.P. Morgan’s carriage house.Now the 25-foot-wide Upper East Side home, built around 1907, is coming back to market for $27 million.The stately digs at 118 E. 83rd St. feature a hidden pool underneath the kitchen’s oak floor, so think twice before you host any late-night tequila parties. The pool formerly housed the space used to hoist cars up for oil changes back when it was the Morgan’s carriage house, said the home’s seller, businessman Karan Trehan.“It was a giant pit,” Trehan said. “I expanded the pit and turned it into a pool, and put a skylight where the hoist was.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — Time’s
most insufferable
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 6:52:12 PM Post Reply
Most influential? More like most insufferable. Proving that magazines are irrelevant and more out of touch than ever, Time has named Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their Time 100: The Most Influential People of 2021.Please. Can you name one real-world, practical application deployed by these two phonies that’s served anyone but themselves?Let’s see. They began 2021 with a bang, sitting down with Oprah to launch verbal ballistic missiles from a lush Santa Barbara garden, claiming that the British royal family didn’t care that a pregnant Meghan was suicidal
Biden says he has 'great confidence' in
Joint Chiefs chairman Milley despite
him admitting he DID call China
and lectured staff on nukes
protocol: Trump's defense secretary
says he 'did not' authorize calls
and general should resign
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 6:48:41 PM Post Reply
President Joe Biden said he has 'great confidence' in Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley after the embattled military man admitted on Wednesday he spoke to his Chinese counterpart in coordination with defense officials - but the acting Pentagon chief at the time said he 'did not' authorize the calls. Milley was responding to a bombshell report that claims he phoned his counterpart there behind Trump's back over concerns the ex-president would take rogue action to stay in office.'I have great confidence in General Milley,' Biden said to reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
Drone shows Biden super-spreader on border,
as thousands of unvaxxed migrants
queue up
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 6:46:15 PM Post Reply
President Biden announced “new steps” in the fight against COVID-19 last week that essentially declared war on those who have not been vaccinated, vowing that he will “protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers.”“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective, and free,” Biden said from the White House, adding, “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin.”But illegal immigrants are exempt from that frustration and continue to flow across the wide open southern border by the thousands, as seen in drone footage the Biden administration would rather you not see.
US, UK and Australia forge military alliance
to counter China
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 6:44:17 PM Post Reply
The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines. The initiative, called Aukus, was announced jointly by President Joe Biden and prime ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, joined virtually by videoconference. They presented it as the next critical step in an old alliance. Morrison said teams from the three countries would draw up a joint plan over the coming 18 months for assembling the new Australian nuclear-powered submarine fleet, which will be built in Adelaide. The project will make Australia only the seventh country in the world to have submarines propelled by nuclear reactors.
In election fraud quest, GOP seeks details
on who voted
Posted by Harlowe 9/15/2021 6:20:04 PM Post Reply
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate pursuing what they call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election said Tuesday they plan to subpoena records that detail who voted, including their driver’s license number and the last four digits of their Social Security number, and whether they voted by mail or in-person.(Snip)The request for records on who voted will include their name, address, driver’s license number, the last four digits of their Social Security number and how they voted, whether in-person, by mail, absentee or provisional ballot.Republicans also want that information for each registered voter, as of Nov. 1, 2020, plus the last time they voted.
Shocking photos show 4,500 migrants camped
under bridge in Texas community
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 6:14:48 PM Post Reply
An impromptu migrant camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, has swollen to more than 4,500 people, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, who said it’s become an untenable situation for all involved. Shocking photos show the crush of people, some sleeping on the ground, with clothes strung around them on lines or concrete barriers. The camp had been hovering in the hundreds of occupants for several weeks, but a new surge of a couple hundred people a day has sent the number skyrocketing.(Snip)“They’re technically not in custody. They come up, they’re given a ticket for placement, and they’re laying around waiting for a bus
4 Minnesota adults found dead inside SUV
in Wisconsin cornfield: 'It's
highly unusual'
Posted by NorthernDog 9/15/2021 6:12:17 PM Post Reply
A manhunt for suspects was underway in Wisconsin this week after four adults from neighboring Minnesota were found dead inside an SUV in a cornfield over the weekend, according to reports. None of the shooting victims – two men, two women – appeared to have any direct connection to Dunn County, Wis., where the bodies were found, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. The deaths are being investigated as homicides, according to FOX 9 of Minneapolis. Those killed were all from the St. Paul area. They were identified as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30; Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26; Loyace Foreman III, 35; and Jasmine Christine
'We're not going to have a country left
in three years': Trump predicts
America will come to an end before
the 2024 election
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 5:30:09 PM Post Reply
Former President Donald Trump predicted that the U.S. would be over even before the next presidential election—in his latest dig at President Joe Biden. 'And our country has gone really downhill in the last eight months, like nobody's ever seen before,' Trump told his former press secretary Sean Spicer, calling into Spicer's Newsmax show Tuesday night. 'And we're not going to have a country left in three years, I'll tell you that.' Trump continued to protest that the 2020 election was 'rigged' against him—mentioning 2022 and 2024 in the same breath. 'And you go to these elections coming up in '22 and '24—we're not going to have
'National Magazine of Texas' Marvels That
Hispanic Texans Are Voting Republican
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 5:21:04 PM Post Reply
Before getting into the meat of this piece I should disclose a thing or two. I know Aaron Peña pretty well. We’ve worked together in state government. Before that, when he was a Democrat state representative from the Rio Grande Valley, I knew him from the opposite side of the aisle. I was communications director at the state Republican Party. I knew state Rep. Peña then to be a thoughtful, smart Democrat who was well-liked in both parties and conservative in philosophy. He also seemed a little out of place with the Democrats. When he officially switched parties
CNN and WaPo Write Devastating Articles
Outlining General Mark Milley as
Leader of Military Coup Against
President Trump
Posted by earlybird 9/15/2021 4:08:45 PM Post Reply
The headline stories today are large, and so is the background as these issues surface. Context becomes increasingly important as each aspect is reviewed. As you look at the stories, remember this context (emphasized as a reminder):(snip)Factually, President Trump’s strategic approach toward foreign threats and foreign intervention (through the use of geopolitical economic pressure) was a major paradigm shift that removed the Defense Department from a primary role, and placed them back into a more appropriate ‘contingency’ role when it came to foreign policy and national security. It was obvious from the outset of the Trump administration that the Pentagon did not like that position.
Are You a Beacon? Now is Your Time to Shine replies
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 3:53:07 PM Post Reply
A very smart friend said the way to change 100 million minds is by finding their “beacons” - the people they look to for guidance on different topics. In speech communication theory, they are called “opinion leaders.”We all have beacons – when I have a question about lawn mowers or household mechanical problems I have my father-in-law on speed dial. Complex computer issue? I have a beacon. Same for gardening, automobiles, healthy recipes, or medical issues. I am a beacon myself for people trying to determine if a news report is fake or real.America freedoms are under a concerted psy-ops attack on a thousand fronts.
Dumped in the reeds: Heartbreaking pictures
shows migrant girl, two, and
her three-month-old brother in
a baby carrier abandoned on Texas
banks of Rio Grande
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 3:46:27 PM Post Reply
Two young Honduran children were found near the shore of the Rio Grande in Texas on Tuesday after being abandoned there by people smugglers.A two-year-old girl was discovered with a car seat containing her three-month-old brother, U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed.Officers assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were patrolling the river that serves as the border between the United States and Mexico when they spotted an 'unusual color on the riverbank.'
FBI director ‘furious’ over botched
Nassar probe, apologizes for misconduct
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 3:42:52 PM Post Reply
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday apologized to the U.S. gymnasts who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar and said the agency’s failure to properly investigate allegations against him “was beyond the pale.” “I am sorry that so many people let you down over and over again and I am especially sorry that there were people at the FBI who had their own chance to stop this monster back in 2015 and failed, and that is inexcusable, it never should have happened, and we are doing everything in our power to make sure it never happens again,” Mr. Wray said.(Snip)After reading the report, Mr. Wray said, “I was heartsick.
WH defends Milley given ‘context,’
Joint Chiefs affirm calls to China
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 2:58:35 PM Post Reply
President Biden is standing by Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite accusations he committed treason during the final weeks of the Trump administration by reassuring his Chinese counterpart that then-President Trump would not attack Beijing. “I have great confidence in Gen. Milley,” Biden responded to reporters on Wednesday, moments after press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to excuse Milley’s alleged conduct as acceptable in the “context of this period and time in history” given that he did so while Trump was in his final days as commander in chief and amid the backdrop of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Exclusive Video: 3K Migrants Forced to
Camp Under Border Bridge in Texas
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 2:50:50 PM Post Reply
DEL RIO, Texas— A source within CBP provided Breitbart Texas a video of the makeshift camp erected under the local international bridge. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, says the total number of detainees continues to rise and will imminently reach at least 3,000.The brief video shows the entire span of the international bridge that sits on the United States-side of the border being used to provide shelter for mostly Haitian migrants. Water tanks and portable outdoor toilets are in place as hundreds of migrants arrive on a daily basis.
Something Else Missing replies
Posted by earlybird 9/15/2021 2:45:16 PM Post Reply
On September 9th, President Joe Biden made the announcement that all employers with more than 100 employees would be required to enforce a worker vaccine mandate.(snip)Focusing on #3, the big one. The only material from the White House on the BIG CONTROVERSIAL national worker mandate is a small paragraph on the WH COVID PLAN section: (image)… That’s it folks. Almost a week later, and that’s the sum total of everything about the biggest economic and workforce disruption in the history of the nation. That one paragraph posted on September 10th. Why is this important? Well, the U.S. Department of Labor website has ZERO mentions of this national mandate.
The Massive Political Risk for Biden and
the Democrats With Vaccine Mandates
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 2:24:48 PM Post Reply
When he was elected, Joe Biden was seen as a seasoned professional politician, someone who knew Washington, knew how government worked, and knew Congress well enough to break the logjam on the Hill and get things done. At least, that’s how Biden was sold to the American public. Not surprisingly, that’s not the way things have worked out. Biden has made a bunch of rookie mistakes — unforced errors on the economy, Afghanistan, and now vaccine mandates — that threaten to derail his party and presidency and bury the Democrats in a Republican landslide in 2022. Josh Kraushaar, National Journal Daily‘s Senior National Political Columnist, believes that a lack of internal dissent
Log Cabin Republicans to Honor First Lady
Melania Trump with Spirit of
Lincoln Award
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 2:18:15 PM Post Reply
The largest organization of LGBT conservatives in the United States will honor first lady Melania Trump at its annual gala in November. The Log Cabin Republicans announced on Tuesday that Trump will receive the Spirit of Lincoln award at the event, which will take place at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The organization said the award “is an annual tradition to honor those who exemplify a commitment to enhancing personal freedom, encouraging individual responsibility, and ensuring equality under the law for all Americans.” “Melania Trump’s work as first lady, from helping children reach their full potential to championing a more inclusive Republican Party, has been historic,”
New Twist to the Milley Story Raises Even
More Questions
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 2:12:46 PM Post Reply
There’s a new twist to the reporting about the actions of Gen. Mark Milley and his alleged contacts with the Chinese that have raised so much concern. As we previously reported, it’s completely improper for Milley to have had any contact with them without it being at the behest of the president and the reporting said it clearly wasn’t. Now Axios and Josh Rogin, who is one of the few good reporters at The Washington Post, are reporting some interesting information. Axios is saying that there were two calls — one on October 30 and one on Jan. 8.
Nearly Half Of All Hospitalized Patients
With COVID-19 Had Only Mild Or
Asymptomatic Cases, Study Shows
Posted by NorthernDog 9/15/2021 2:04:06 PM Post Reply
Almost half of VA hospitalized COVID-19 cases across the United States have been asymptomatic or mild, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. The new study examined record from almost 50,000 COVID-19 hospital admissions to more than 100 VA hospitals across America. The researchers found that in the pre-vaccination, pre-Delta variant era of the pandemic, from March 2020 to January 2021, 36% of hospitalized patients had a mild or asymptomatic infection. From January 2021 to the end of June 2021, however, the proportion rose to 48%.
Border Agents Encounter 200,000 Migrants
in August as Crisis Drags On
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 2:00:04 PM Post Reply
Border agents encountered over 200,000 migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border during the month of August. Agents encountered 208,887 migrants in August, the second consecutive month with over 200,000 encounters, a senior Department of Homeland Security official told Fox News on Wednesday. Agents saw 212,672 migrants in July, the first time in 21 years that encounters rose above 200,000. The number of migrants apprehended in August increased 317 percent from August 2020, when Customs and Border Protection reported 50,014 encounters, and a 233 percent increase from August 2019, when 62,707 migrants were apprehended. Of the migrants apprehended in August 2021, 18,847 were unaccompanied minors, slightly down from July.
Lt. Col’s Resignation Letter Goes Viral:
Bashes Biden’s ‘Unethical,
Immoral And Tyrannical’ Vaccine Mandate
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 1:46:56 PM Post Reply
In a blistering letter, a 19-year veteran US. Army Lieutenant Colonel resigned from the Army and relinquished his pension as he claimed that President Biden’s vaccine mandate was “unethical, immoral and tyrannical” while adding, “The values that our nation was founded on, has lived by and thrived under, have been utterly decimated by the current presidential administration and the leadership of the military,” and castigating the “ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons.”
California, You Blew It Again replies
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 1:40:15 PM Post Reply
Not only did California Gov. Gavin Newsom survive the recall election, the vote margin was tilted so far in his favor by Wednesday morning that he’s likely to see the results as a mandate to issue another round of harsh pandemic rules. What is certain is that he will consider it a signal to press the Blue State agenda that’s made California a miserable experience for so many.Recalling a Democratic governor in a state where roughly twice as many Democrats are registered to vote as Republicans was always going to be a nearly impossible task. At one time, polls indicated Newsom could be ousted. It appeared a chance to climb
Simone Biles breaks down as she recounts
abuse by Larry Nassar at Senate
probe into FBI's botched probe
into case and calls for agents to
be federally prosecuted for 'turning
a blind eye'
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 1:35:57 PM Post Reply
Simone Biles broke down in tears during Wednesday's Senate hearing as she recounted the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and revealed how the FBI failed her and dozens of other victims by turning a 'blind eye' to the abuse. The Olympic athlete, 24, called for the agents who failed to take action for months after the abuse was first reported to face federal prosecution as the sexual predator continued to prey on around 70 young victims. 'To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated that abuse,' she said.
Mitch McConnell Not ‘Bluffing’ on
Republican Debt Ceiling Stand
Posted by LoveYourCountry 9/15/2021 1:26:30 PM Post Reply
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday he is not “bluffing” on Senate Republicans’ stand on the debt ceiling. McConnell told Punchbowl News that Republicans will not help the Democrat-controlled Congress raise the debt ceiling, which is required for the government to continue operating alongside a bill to fund the government. The leading Senate Republican said that Democrats have the onus of raising the debt ceiling:
Breaking news: Gen. Milley admits he DID
have calls with China but says
they were held in coordination with
the DoD and confirms he met with
staff to discuss nuclear weapons protocols
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 1:19:48 PM Post Reply
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley confirmed on Wednesday he did speak to Chinese officials after a bombshell report claims he phoned his counterpart there over concerns then-President Trump would take rogue action to stay in office. Multiple journalists posted the lengthy statement on Twitter, reportedly issued by Milley's spokesperson Colonel Dave Butler. 'The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia,' the statement began.(Snip)The first phone call reportedly took place days before the November election, and the second happened shortly after the Capitol riot. In his statement Milley maintained that the phone calls
AOC is absolutely full of crap replies
Posted by cstarman417 9/15/2021 12:25:05 PM Post Reply
It’s her responsibility to party with wealthy elite! She went to a $35,000 per ticket affair to stick it to the man? That’s some comedy gold right there. The truth is that Cortez is just another phony using her “tax the rich” theme as an excuse for her to cruise shoulder to shoulder among the bourgeoise. Her single most notable achievement was to ward off 25,000 Amazon jobs from her district. Now she’s a celebrity and she is enjoying every second of Hollywood type attention while thinking she’s fooling us all. She’s an idiot.
Skyrocketing Cook County property tax
bill sends Palatine garden center
out of business
Posted by AltaD 9/15/2021 12:09:07 PM Post Reply
Palatine, Ill. (WLS) -- A third-generation family business is now vacant after a change in how they are assessed for property taxes, they said has ruined them. "We were supposed to be here, I thought for forever," said Ken Kinsch, a former owner of the Kinsch Florist and Garden Center. Rubble is what's left of the suburban greenhouse and flower farm after more than 80 years in business.(Snip) Their 2019 Cook County property tax bill skyrocketed to $183,000 from just under $25,000; an increase of 640%. In 2020 they got another bill for $151,000. After those big bills, the family decided they had to call it quits and shut down,
Watch it live: Simone Biles accuses FBI
of turning blind eye to Larry Nassar
sexual abuse
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 12:04:32 PM Post Reply
A distraught Simone Biles has accused the FBI of turning a blind eye to the sexual abuse perpetrated by sicko sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Snip)Biles’ former Olympic teammate McKayla Maroney also accused the FBI of ignoring her pleas for help.(Snip)Maroney said the FBI deliberately ignored accusations leveled at the disgraced doctor. “After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse but when they eventually documented my report 17 months later they made entirely false claims about what I said,” she said. “I was molested by the US gymnastics national team and Olympic
New Study: Nearly Half Of 2021 COVID Hospitalizations
Weren’t For Severe Cases
Posted by PeterWolosin 9/15/2021 12:02:21 PM Post Reply
A newly released study has found that nearly half of those hospitalized for COVID-19 in 2021 may have been admitted for another reason entirely, or were mild or asymptomatic for the respiratory virus. Conducted by a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, the yet-to-be peer-reviewed analysis examined electronic records for nearly 50,000 COVID hospital admissions at more than 100 VA hospitals across the country.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez starts to sound
desperate about her Met Gala extravaganza
Posted by PageTurner 9/15/2021 11:53:58 AM Post Reply
After showing in a custom evening gown at the Met Gala extravaganza, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is starting to sound nervous After all, her appearance in the pricey one-of-a-kind evening gown at the celebrity-studded event didn't go over as she'd planned. Her gown had spray-painted on it the words "Tax the Rich" on its backside. It reeled in the charges of hypocrisy. I wrote about that here yesterday, and the fallout is continuing. So now we get this, justification after justification after justification, for her soirée eating the rarified food and dancing the dance, and drinking the stuff, and doing the air kisses with all the celebrity beautiful people.
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan contradicts
Biden, told chain of command
not to pull out
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 11:05:06 AM Post Reply
The top U.S. general on the ground in Afghanistan told top Pentagon officials that he opposed the total withdrawal of troops before President Biden made the final decision. In a closed briefing Tuesday to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Austin Scott Miller confirmed that he registered his dissent with Mr. Biden’s decision with the top brass—Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the head of U.S. Central Command.(Snip)According to the Washington Post, Gen. Miller warned against a total pullout and said the rapid collapse of the Afghan government would be the likeliest result.
California sheriff refuses to enforce
vaccine mandate, says government
lacks 'authority'
Posted by Rush Was Right 9/15/2021 11:03:15 AM Post Reply
A California sheriff said he will not enforce any vaccine mandate on employees of his department, citing the government having "no authority to mandate your health choices." "Over the past couple of weeks, the idea of forced vaccination has caused much concern across the entire country," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said in a statement released Monday. "I will not enforce the vaccine mandate on Sheriff's Department employees." "The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices," he said. "As your sheriff, I have an obligation to guard your liberty and freedom."
Trio of former US spies admit to providing
high-tech hacking technology
to United Arab Emirates after they
left the government and agree
to pay $1.7 million in penalties
to avoid charges
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 10:58:11 AM Post Reply
Three former U.S. intelligence and military operatives have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described Tuesday as the first of its kind. The defendants—Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke—are accused of working as senior managers at a UAE-based company that conducted hacking operations on behalf of the government. Prosecutors say the men provided hacking and intelligence-gathering systems that were used to break into computers in the United State and elsewhere in the world.(Snip)It appears to be part of a growing trend
Florida nurse pleads guilty to threatening
to kill Kamala Harris
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2021 10:52:17 AM Post Reply
A Florida nurse has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Kamala Harris, claiming she was going to carry out the sick plot because the vice president wasn’t “actually black,” authorities said. Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, of Miami-Dade County, pleaded guilty Friday, admitting she sent her imprisoned husband six 30-second video clips of herself in February, claiming she accepted $53,000 for the “hit” to be completed within 50 days, court documents show. (Snip)Phelps, who is black, told investigators she made the threats because Harris, 56, who was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, wasn’t “actually black” and her belief that the vice president placed her hand
What did Trump do during Capitol riots?
Jan. 6 committee telecom requests
aim to recreate minute-by-minute account
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 10:41:51 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON– Requests sent to telecom and social media companies, and to federal agencies, from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol reveal pieces of the puzzle that lawmakers hope to assemble for a minute-by-minute picture of what happened that day.(Photo) The goal is to fill in gaps that remain missing, despite all the video and court records that have been released so far. Questions remain about how rioters coordinated their attack to occupy the historic Capitol. What was the response to desperate pleas for reinforcements from lawmakers and local officials during the hours-long delay before National Guard troops arrived?
General Mark Milley Seems to Have Been
the Source for Bob Woodward's Story
About Mark Milley Undermining
the Constitution
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 10:41:32 AM Post Reply
Yesterday, most of us were stunned to find that in the aftermath of the January 6 disturbance on Capitol Hill, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark “White Rage” Milley had contacted his Chinese counterpart to promise that he’d give him advance notice of any attack on China carried out by an unstable President Trump. This is from the Washington Post’s promotion of the book “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict.
New Quinnipiac Poll: You're Underwater,
Joe — and Your Afghanistan Disaster
Is in the Toilet
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 10:37:52 AM Post Reply
“Americans’ views have dimmed on the way President Joe Biden is handling his job as president.” So begins the report from Quinnipiac University, on Biden’s job approval rating. And it just keeps getting “better” — this week, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifying in both chambers of Congress about Biden’s Afghanistan debacle, only opening his mouth to change feet. A new national poll from Quinnipiac has the beleaguered president’s job approval rating underwater, with 42 percent approving, of Biden’s overall job performance, compared to 50 percent who disapprove.
AOC slapped with ethics complaint for
accepting free Met Gala tickets
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 10:33:13 AM Post Reply
A conservative group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for accepting free tickets to Monday’s Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said “Tax the Rich.”The self-declared socialist congresswoman drew broad social media scorn for partying at the elite, $35,000-per-ticket event while presenting herself as their rabble-rousing foe.Thomas Jones, founder of the American Accountability Foundation, wrote in an ethics complaint that he believes Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens,
Biden used profane phone call to pressure
Manchin to sign off on $1.9T
stimulus, new book claims
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 10:27:35 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden applied pressure to Sen. Joe Manchin to convince the moderate West Virginia Democrat to support a $1.9 trillion spending package earlier this year, according to a forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.In “Peril,” the authors write that Biden warned Manchin during a phone conversation right before a crucial vote concerning the passage of his COVID-19 stimulus bill in March, according to an excerpt published by The Washington Post.The authors say the call occurred on March 5, a day before senators were scheduled to vote on the “American Rescue Plan.” Manchin, at the time, was viewed as an obstacle to the bill’s passage
Larry Elder, ‘Gracious in Defeat’:
‘We May Have Lost the Battle,
but We Are Going to Win the War’
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 10:24:47 AM Post Reply
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder told supporters to be “gracious in defeat” as he conceded the results of the recall election on Tuesday night, which Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) won in a landslide, crushing an effort to unseat him. (Video) As of Wednesday morning, the “no” vote led the “yes” vote by nearly two-to-one (64.2.% to 35.8%), a stunning result given that several polls of likely California voters in late July showed Newsom within the margin of error or even losing.
The Taliban tears itself apart: 'Terrorist
faction' wins huge brawl at
presidential palace and two sidelined
'moderates' are still MISSING
as country faces economic meltdown
and starvation
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 10:22:58 AM Post Reply
The Taliban has descended into bitter in-fighting with so-called 'moderates' thought to be at war with terrorist hardliners as both vie for power in the vacuum left by America's retreat from Afghanistan. Mullah Baradar, a member of the Taliban old-guard who led negotiations with the Americans in Qatar, is thought to have been involved in a fight with Khalil Haqqani, a leader in the terrorist Haqqani Network and one of the FBI's most-wanted, in Kabul's presidential palace as the pair argued over who had done more to drive US forces out.Haqqani - who is the country's new refugee minister - appears to have emerged the victor, with Baradar -
Liberals turn on CNN’s Kasie Hunt after
new hire breaks rank to criticize Democrats
Posted by Moritz55 9/15/2021 10:13:06 AM Post Reply
CNN’s newest hire Kasie Hunt was scolded from the left for breaking rank with the liberal network Tuesday night by criticizing Democrats following the California recall election. Hunt, who joined CNN this month after eight years at MSNBC, took to Twitter after embattled Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom survived the recall and was condemned by some of the viewers to whom her new employer typically caters. "CA GOV BIG PICTURE: One of the top Democrats in the country got caught living like an elite while everyone else suffered. Elites vs. the rest is the driving force in our politics right now and Democrats have a tough needle to thread…
Can the Post Office Be Trusted With Mail-In Ballots? replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/15/2021 9:35:35 AM Post Reply
As I write this on Sunday afternoon, a Thursday Washington Post article headlined, “Postal Service workers not included in President Biden’s mandatory vaccination order, source says,” remains on the Post website uncorrected. According to Post reporter Jacob Bogage, “postal workers would be strongly encouraged to comply with the mandate,” but they would not be forced to get vaccinated. To his humble credit, Bogage noted the paradox of Biden exempting “a massive chunk of the federal workforce … that interacts daily with an equally large swath of the public.” (Snip)The case of former Erie, Pennsylvania postal worker Richard Hopkins shows the folly of entrusting 66 million ballots to an entity openly hostile
‘Who’s In Charge’ — Sen. Risch
Grills Blinken Over Who Cuts Biden
Off At The White House
Posted by MAGA Might 9/15/2021 9:12:25 AM Post Reply
Republican Idaho Sen. James Risch grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken during Tuesday’s hearing about who is “in charge” of President Joe Biden at the White House and specifically asked who has the authority to “push the button” and cut off Biden’s microphone. “Somebody in the White House has authority to press the button and stop the president, cut off the president’s speaking ability and sound. Who is that person?” Risch asked Blinked during the hearing.
How bad is Covid now? A tale of two charts replies
Posted by Magnante 9/15/2021 9:08:12 AM Post Reply
This is the image the government - and its media maidens - broadcasts: a red hot map of Covid community spread gone wild. One look at it, and it rightly evokes panic. Five alarm fire. Run - or at least hide - for your lives. The sky is falling, again. Mommy, make it stop! (snip) it is a misleading image. Instead, if the goal is to reflect reality and priorities - meaning risk - below is the better image. This image shows that a little statistic called “deaths” is down, way down. It shows deaths at near the low point of the 18-month pandemic.
Democrats have little to cheer about in
California recall victory
Posted by Magnante 9/15/2021 9:01:35 AM Post Reply
Democrats are crowing about California's Gov. Gavin Newsom surviving his recall election, and by a 64% to 35% margin. (snip) A blue state governor with a huge Democrat-registered majority somehow won his recall election? Not a lot of news in that. Nor is the breakdown -- the rural counties voted against him, the big blue coastal cities voted for him. Democrats outnumber Republicans in voter registrations 40-25 and Democrats who've been elected have made the state a shambles for decades. In other words, it's not just from Newsom that the state is a mess and there's no sense of a huge sudden crisis, which probably worked to Newsom's advantage.
Don’t freak out about hospitals filled
with COVID patients
Posted by Magnante 9/15/2021 8:59:12 AM Post Reply
One of the biggest stories in the media concerns hospitals filled to overflowing with COVID patients. However, as an article in The Atlantic (of all places!) informs us, these numbers are misleading. Almost half of the people in the hospital with COVID are either mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic. In other words, to anyone running around screaming, “We’re all gonna die!” the answer is “No, we’re not.” The biggest story is that of a 73-year-old Alabama man who purportedly died from a treatable heart attack after dozens of hospitals across a three-state region turned him away
Because They Are Evil replies
Posted by Magnante 9/15/2021 8:56:35 AM Post Reply
There are a great many things coming from Biden, Fauci, the CDC, the State Department, the military, the Justice Department, and basically the Deep State that make no sense. From Biden and the Deep State, we are getting executive orders, mandates, guidelines, decisions, policies, and edicts that just do not make any sort of intellectual sense. It is not just a difference of opinion. It is not just different politics or a different point of view. (snip) The only way to explain what is coming from the placeholder at the White House and the Deep State elites is that they are just evil.
Biden to reportedly meet Wednesday with
execs on COVID vaccine mandate
Posted by Skinnydip 9/15/2021 8:36:49 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden is expected to meet Wednesday with executives from some of the country’s biggest companies, including Disney, Microsoft and Walgreens, to discuss his sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate announced last week. The execs heading for the White House Wednesday are expected to discuss strategies for expanding vaccine requirements at their companies and whether they’ve seen success increasing vaccinations among workers, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a White House official. Among those expected to attend are: Microsoft president Brad Smith, Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer, and Kaiser Permanente CEO Greg Adams, the outlet reported.
California Gov. Newsom crushes Republican-led
recall effort
Posted by IowaDad 9/15/2021 7:50:12 AM Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his party’s liberal values. Newsom cruised to victory in the recall election Tuesday, boosted by healthy turnout among an overwhelmingly Democratic electorate, ensuring the nation’s most populous state will remain a laboratory for progressive policies. With an estimated two-thirds of ballots counted, the “no” response to the question of whether to recall Newsom was ahead by a 30-point margin.
Who Pays For Dems’ Plan To Spend Trillions
To ‘Stimulate’ Economy?
Hint: Not The Rich
Posted by RockyTCB 9/15/2021 7:43:11 AM Post Reply
The increasingly far-left Democrats and President Joe Biden seem dead set on pushing through another massive “stimulus” package of $3.5 trillion. Given the chance, they’ll make it even bigger. To pass it, they’re promising that someone called the “rich” will pay for it all. Don’t believe it. It’s only “fair,” they say, to make “wealthy Americans” and corporations pay for all the things you want and need, especially upgraded infrastructure, improved health care, and better schools. The best example of this mindset was
Don’t freak out about hospitals filled
with COVID patients
Posted by Judy W. 9/15/2021 6:50:26 AM Post Reply
One of the biggest stories in the media concerns hospitals filled to overflowing with COVID patients. However, as an article in The Atlantic (of all places!) informs us, these numbers are misleading. Almost half of the people in the hospital with COVID are either mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic. In other words, to anyone running around screaming, “We’re all gonna die!” the answer is “No, we’re not.” The biggest story is that of a 73-year-old Alabama man who purportedly died from a treatable heart attack after dozens of hospitals across a three-state region turned him away owing to the fact that their ICUs were overflowing with COVID patients.
RIP: Norm Macdonald replies
Posted by Magnante 9/15/2021 6:34:13 AM Post Reply
I was shocked and saddened to learn that after a private bout with cancer, Norm Macdonald has succumbed at the age of 61. He has long been one of my favorite comedians, a man whose sense of irony was sharp and whose courage was legendary, (snip) political correctness had no appeal for him. He delighted in outraging the sensibilities of pious leftists, such as this excursion into women and comedy [video] (snip) Here is Norm on white privilege [video] (snip) His 1987 roast of President Clinton (to his face) at the White House Correspondents Dinner is the stuff of legend [video]
Tony Blinken must go for Afghan disaster,
trying to bury its ugly truth
Posted by Imright 9/15/2021 1:49:24 AM Post Reply
Day 2 of the Antony Blinken show was worse than Day 1: Testifying to the Senate the morning after a savage House grilling, he still had no clear answers to basic questions about the Afghan-pullout fiasco — only gray evasion.Even many Democrats hit hard. “The execution of the US withdrawal was clearly and fatally flawed,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). “This committee expects to receive a full explanation of this administration’s decisions on Afghanistan since coming into office last January. There has to be accountability.”But Blinken, a yes-man at Biden’s side for two decades of disastrous foreign policy, took no responsibility,
California Governor Newsom Survives Recall Election replies
Posted by Dreadnought 9/15/2021 12:03:33 AM Post Reply
California voters overwhelmingly chose to keep Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in office in a recall election on Tuesday. Newsom was spared after a projection by the Associated Press showed that a majority of voters opted against recalling him. With 61 percent of the estimated vote in, early returns showed that 5.3 million voters supported keeping Newsom in office, while 2.5 million Californians voted in favor of his removal. The September 14 recall election was triggered after a petition to remove Newsom received more than 1.6 million verified signatures — a sign of Californians’ frustration
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