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Franklin Graham at Christian media convention:
Every 'demon from hell' has been 'turned
loose' in society
Posted by Harlowe 5/25/2023 11:12:29 PM Post Reply
Orlando, Florida – In his keynote address at the opening session of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian Media Convention here on Monday night, Rev. Franklin Graham minced no words regarding faith in today's society. He told all those gathered, "There’s a storm coming, and we’ve all got to be prepared." Rev. Graham also said that "every demon from hell" has been "turned loose" in our culture today. "The world has deteriorated so quickly," he said from the stage. "We cannot be deceived and we can’t be fooled. We need to get ready and be prepared."
“Freedom!” – “QAnon Shaman”
Jake Chansley Released From Halfway House,
Speaks Out On His Freedom and The Power
of Forgiveness
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 10:10:21 PM Post Reply
January 6 political prisoner Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the “QAnon Shaman,” is finally a free man! The Gateway Pundit recently reported that Jake was released from prison to a halfway house and was spotted at a halfway house following his prison release. Chansley’s mother, Martha Chansley, told TGP’s Jordan Conradson in an interview before his release that she was expecting her son to be released from prison soon.Conradson previously spoke to Chansley in 2021 from the Alexandria Detention Center in Virginia.
DeSantis hints he could pardon TRUMP for
January 6 if elected president: Governor
promises to review all Capitol riot cases
of those who were 'politically persecuted'
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 10:05:39 PM Post Reply
On the first day since he formally announced his presidential campaign Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis indicated he might pardon former President Donald Trump or January 6 rioters – vowing to review convictions by a 'weaponized' Justice Department. He made the statement in a radio appearance on the Clay and Buck show hosted by Clay Travis and Buck Sexton – after being asked specifically whether he thought January 6 defendants 'deserve to have their cases examined by a Republican president.' He was also asked specifically about former President Trump – the main rival who has been ridiculing him since his glitch-filled announcement – 'gets charged with federal offenses' and whether he woul
Tennessee School District Sues Social
Media Companies Over Growing Mental Health
Crisis Among Students
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 9:51:17 PM Post Reply
A Nashville school district became the latest education system to sue several social media companies over growing mental health concerns among students, joining more than 40 nationwide districts demanding accountability from big tech. The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) reportedly filed a lawsuit against Meta, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Google, WhatsApp, and YouTube due to the “damages and growing mental health crisis among students.”
Rep. Jim Jordan: DHS Weaponizing Tax Dollars
Is 'Really Scary,’ But 'Frankly Consistent’
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 9:32:59 PM Post Reply
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) weighed in on an explosive MRC report on Fox Business, calling the MRC’s discovery that the Department of Homeland Security funded anti-terrorism efforts targeting Americans “really scary,” but “consistent.” Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo brought up findings from a new Media Research Center report. “[MRC] obtained documents that show that the Department of Homeland Security is using a program meant to fight terrorists and they’re likening groups like the Heritage Foundation, MAGA, Fox News, the RNC and they’re comparing all of those to Nazis.” Jordan responded
Obsessed: CNN and MSNBC Mention Trump
by Name 399 Times in 10 Hours
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 9:21:35 PM Post Reply
In 2016, former CBS head honcho Les Moonves said Donald Trump’s presence in politics “may be bad for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” Clearly Mooves was not the only network head to have made such an assessment. On Thursday, just on CNN and MSNBC, Trump was mentioned by name a whopping 399 times between 6:00 am and 4:00 p.m. ET.Trump’s frontrunner status in the Republican primary has made him a hot topic of discussion whenever a new candidate enters the race, and Thursday was no exception. In the freshly announced candidacies of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), pundits on the liberal cable networks
Honoring Henry Kissinger on his 100th
birthday - opinion
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 9:09:59 PM Post Reply
Even as he turns 100 years old this weekend, Dr. Henry Kissinger is relevant and worth listening to. World leaders continue to consult with him, and he pumps out sage book after prescient opinion column. His record regarding Jews and Israel remains controversial, but I think that on balance Kissinger deserves respect. Arriving in the US in 1938 as a 15-year-old Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, Kissinger rose to become the most consequential figure in US foreign policy of the past century, serving as national security advisor and secretary of state to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
McCarthy Holds the Line for Deep Spending
Cuts, Other Concessions from Democrats
in Debt Deal
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 9:01:15 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is holding fast in negotiations with the White House and Senate Democrats, pushing for deep spending cuts and other key concessions from the left in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling. The White House attempted to float a freeze on spending at current levels per sources involved in the negotiations, but McCarthy rebuffed the administration’s proposal and is holding out seeking actual cuts to spending levels.While sources involved say they are unsure at this time exactly how much spending will be cut, some say it could be into the tens of or hundreds of billions of dollars of spending cuts, combined with caps
DeSantis campaign says Florida governor
hauled in $8.2 million in fundraising
in first 24 hours
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 8:56:44 PM Post Reply
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida brought in $8.2 million in fundraising during the 24 hours after he declared his candidacy for president, his campaign announced on Thursday. The announcement by the DeSantis campaign is a move to exhibit the energy and enthusiasm for the Florida governor as he enters a GOP 2024 nomination race where former President Donald Trump is the clear front-runner in the latest polling. DeSantis declared his candidacy for president on Wednesday in a campaign launch video first reported by Fox News. That announcement was quickly followed evening following an extremely rocky rollout by DeSantis in an appearance on Twitter with business magnate
CNN hits Biden with 'horrible news' as
poll shows 66% of Americans call a 2024
victory a 'disaster,' 'setback'
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 8:54:26 PM Post Reply
CNN delivered "horrible news" for President Biden as the network's latest polling offered a grim forecast ahead of his 2024 reelection bid. The poll released Thursday show a whopping 66% of Americans view a Biden victory in the upcoming presidential election as either a "disaster" or a "setback" for the United States. "Horrible news, horrible for Joe Biden," CNN anchor Jake Tapper reacted to the poll. "Those are some bad numbers," he later added. CNN political director David Challian provided analysis of the poll that showed 41% of Americans specifically called a Biden win a "disaster," a slightly
DeSantis Says He Would Consider Issuing
Pardons for J6 Defendants
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 8:40:54 PM Post Reply
Florida governor Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he would look into pardoning many of the January 6 rioters who have been convicted of federal offenses if he were elected president. During an appearance on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show one day after he formally entered the 2024 presidential race, the newly minted presidential candidate was asked whether he would consider pardoning January 6 defendants, including former president Donald Trump, who is being investigated for his role on January 6. “And so what I’m going to do is on Day One, I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases [where] people are victims
University of California sued for mandating
DEI statements from applicants
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 8:39:00 PM Post Reply
A policy that requires scholars seeking a job at UC Santa Cruz to provide a diversity, equity and inclusion statement as part of the application process is unconstitutional, argues a recently filed lawsuit against the University of California system and UCSC leaders. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit on behalf of J.D. Haltigan, a former University of Toronto psychology professor, who argues the university’s DEI statement requirement runs afoul of the First Amendment because it requires Haltigan “to express ideas with which he disagrees in order to be eligible for employment.”
UConn to require students to pass ‘Anti-Black
Racism’ course in order to graduate
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 8:34:48 PM Post Reply
The University of Connecticut (UConn) will officially make its “Anti-Black Racism” (ABR) course mandatory for all undergraduate students as part of the core curriculum's new social justice requirement. Provost Anne D’Alleva announced on May 17 that the requirement will go into effect during the 2024-2025 academic year with a course that will be similar to the one-credit ABR elective that has been offered since 2021. “An education at our university must provide many opportunities to confront the history and current reality of injustice and human rights abuses, and we expect our students to be leaders in creating a more just and equitable world."
Bud Light To Sponsor Pride Parades Despite
Ongoing Boycott
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/25/2023 7:47:01 PM Post Reply
Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch are sponsoring at least three different upcoming Pride events despite backlash over the partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, a social media influencer who identifies as transgender. Bud Light is listed as a sponsor on the Cincinnati Pride Parade website. Planned Parenthood and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which medically transitions minors, are both also listed. Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Missouri, where Anheuser-Busch is headquartered, the company is listed as the presenting sponsor of the St. Louis Pride Parade. A sponsorship packet explains that there are only four “presenting sponsor” slots available. The “Rainbow” sponsorship tier, located below the “presenting sponsor” tier, requires entities to pay $25,000.
Texas lawmakers recommend impeaching Attorney
General Ken Paxton after Republican investigation
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 6:41:59 PM Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton teetered on the brink of impeachment Thursday after years of scandal, criminal charges and corruption accusations that the state’s Republican majority had largely met with silence until now. In an unanimous decision, a Republican-led House investigative committee that spent months quietly looking into Paxton recommended impeaching the state’s top lawyer. The House could vote on the recommendation as soon as Friday. If it impeaches Paxton, he would be forced to leave office immediately. The move sets set up what could be a remarkably sudden downfall
Mexican president ramps up anti-Republican
rhetoric, urges Hispanics not to give
DeSantis 'any votes'
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 6:13:03 PM Post Reply
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador again waded into the U.S. political situation on Thursday when he urged Hispanics not to vote for newly-declared presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — the latest example of the Mexican president meddling in U.S. elections against Republicans. Lopez Obrador spoke at a press conference a day after DeSantis declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. DeSantis has taken a hard stance against illegal immigration, and has called for greater security at the border — including shutting down the border with Mexico.
Six Maryland Parents Sue School Board
For Forcing Kids To Read ‘Pride’ Books
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:56:28 PM Post Reply
Six Maryland parents are suing their children’s school board for allegedly forcing their children to read “Pride” themed books without parental knowledge. The three couples, who come from different religious backgrounds, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against the Montgomery County Board of Education, alleging the board violated their parental rights.The lawsuit comes after the school board in October compiled a list of 13 new “LGBTQ-inclusive” books.
White House unveils first-ever national
strategy to combat antisemitism, 'the
world's oldest hatred'
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:53:34 PM Post Reply
The White House on Thursday released a broad national strategy to fight antisemitism, describing the initiative as unprecedented in scope amid a surge in anti-Jewish crime. However, the White House evaded an increasingly contentious debate over how to define antisemitism, avoiding a clear endorsement of a mainstream, widely accepted definition while simultaneously welcoming an alternative pushed by progressives who argue the former doesn't allow sufficient space to criticize Israel, the world's only Jewish state. The 60-page document details four pillars that undergird the strategy: increasing awareness and understanding of antisemitism and appreciation of Jewish American heritage,
Twitter's head of engineering resigns
a day after platform's disastrous launch
of Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:32:54 PM Post Reply
Twitter's head of engineering announced on Thursday that he was resigning, the day after the disastrous attempts to launch of Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign on the platform. Foad Dabiri tweeted: 'After almost four incredible years at Twitter, I decided to leave the nest yesterday. 'The combination of the fantastic community, the impact it has, and its limitless potential sets Twitter apart.'
US, Microsoft warn Chinese hackers attacking
‘critical’ infrastructure
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:28:36 PM Post Reply
State-sponsored Chinese hackers have infiltrated critical US infrastructure networks, the United States, its Western allies and Microsoft said Wednesday while warning that similar espionage attacks could be occurring globally. Microsoft highlighted Guam, a US territory in the Pacific Ocean with a vital military outpost, as one of the targets, but said “malicious” activity had also been detected elsewhere in the United States.The stealthy attack — carried out by a China-sponsored actor dubbed “Volt Typhoon” since mid-2021 — enabled long-term espionage and was likely aimed at hampering the United States if
Schumer rips 'MAGA' Supreme Court after
9-0 vote on EPA waters rule
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 5:07:59 PM Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., slammed the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that limited the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate bodies of water, calling it a "MAGA" court even though the decision was 9-0. On Thursday, the high court issued an opinion that narrowed the EPA's broad definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The court said the federal government must define WOTUS as a water source with a "continuous surface connection" to major bodies of water. The decision upended an attempt by the Biden administration to regulate wetlands, lakes, ponds, streams and other "relatively permanent" waterways, which had relied on a broad reading of the EPA's authority
Target loses $9B in week following boycott
calls over LGBTQ-friendly kids clothing
Posted by Pinkpanther 5/25/2023 4:44:53 PM Post Reply
Target has lost $9 billion in market value since angry social media users called for a boycott of the Minneapolis-based retailer over its rollout of the “PRIDE” collection featuring LGBTQ-friendly clothing for children. A week ago Wednesday before the controversy erupted, Target’s stock closed at $160.96 a share, giving the big-box chain a market capitalization of $74.3 billion. As of early trading on Thursday, however, shares of the company were trading off 1% at $141.76 — capping a weeklong tumble that has shrunk the “cheap chic” discount retailer’s value to $65.3 billion. That amounts to a 12% drop
Jill Biden applause line falls flat; first
lady tells audience: 'I thought you might
clap for that'
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 3:16:30 PM Post Reply
First lady Jill Biden didn't get the reaction she was expecting Thursday when she delivered what she thought would be an applause line, only for her quip to fall flat, leading the first lady to prod the audience to clap. "I've visited red states and blue states and I've found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions," she said before taking a moment to pause. Upon receiving no reaction from the crowd, the first lady added, "I thought you might clap for that." The crowd promptly complied.
Arizona’s Kari Lake Announces Plans
to ‘Paint the State Red,’ Appeal Election Ruling
Posted by earlybird 5/25/2023 2:52:28 PM Post Reply
Arizona Republican Kari Lake is launching a grassroots “ballot-chasing” operation to boost Republican turnout in future Arizona elections and “paint the state red.” “We’re going to start rolling up our sleeves and playing by the same rules [Democrats] play by,” Lake said while surrounded by supporters at a May 23 press conference in Phoenix. “And when you get a fed-up mom who plays by those rules, watch out, because we’re not letting this happen again,” she added. Noting that nearly 90 percent of Arizona voters are on the permanent early voter list, Lake explained that her team,(snip) would be doing everything in their power to sway those voters and “take back” Arizona.
University program linking Christians,
Republicans to Nazis granted DHS funds
under 'anti-terror' initiative
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 2:46:21 PM Post Reply
The Biden administration is doling out taxpayer money through an anti-terrorism grant initiative to a university program that has explicitly lumped the Republican Party, as well as Christian and conservative groups, into the same category as Nazis, according to documents shared exclusively with Fox News Digital. The Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group, obtained documents through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests showing a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program meant to fight terrorism is funding a group whose work has explicitly targeted the American political right. The MRC outlined its findings in a report, arguing what the group found warrants criminal prosecution.
The FBI Knows What Car Was Used In J6
DNC Pipe Bomb, But Refuses To Identify
Prime Suspect
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 2:32:35 PM Post Reply
The FBI is continuing to stonewall congressional oversight of the agency’s investigation into a pair of pipe bombs found at the Democrat National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021. (snip) Earlier this month, an FBI whistleblower told the Washington Times the FBI identified the vehicle the suspect entered shortly after planting the bombs but has not pursued the individual. “The FBI had surveillance video that showed the person entering a car with a visible license plate after exiting a Metro stop in Northern Virginia,” the Times reported.
Target loses $9B in week following boycott
calls over LGBTQ-friendly kids clothing
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 1:42:33 PM Post Reply
Target has lost $9 billion in market value since angry social media users called for a boycott of the Minneapolis-based retailer over its rollout of the “PRIDE” collection featuring LGBTQ-friendly clothing for children. A week ago Wednesday before the controversy erupted, Target’s stock closed at $160.96 a share, giving the big-box chain a market capitalization of $74.3 billion. As of early trading on Thursday, however, shares of the company were trading off 1% at $141.76 — capping a weeklong tumble that has shrunk the “cheap chic” discount retailer’s value to $65.3 billion. That amounts to a 12% drop that has shaved a whopping $9 billion off the company’s market capitalization.
Professor Who Harassed Pro-Life Students
Surrenders to Police after Threatening
Reporter with Machete
Posted by mc squared 5/25/2023 1:38:23 PM Post Reply
SUNY Hunter College professor Shellyne Rodriguez surrendered to police Thursday morning after brandishing a machete at a New York Post reporter who came to her door seeking comment regarding a video in which she can be seen harassing pro-life students. Rodriguez, 45, turned herself into the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx after footage emerged on Tuesday showing her holding a machete to the throat of Post reporter Reuven Fenton. She has been charged with menacing and harassment, an NYPD spokesman told National Review. Fenton had visited Rodriguez’s apartment in the Bronx to ask her about a recent controversy on campus in which she destroyed a table display set up by pro-life students.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced
to 18 years in prison on Jan. 6 charges
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 1:28:32 PM Post Reply
Washington — Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right group known as the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, receiving the longest sentence in a Jan. 6 case to date. Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia imposed the sentence Thursday after a hearing in which Rhodes declared himself a "political prisoner" and likened himself to former President Donald Trump. Prosecutors had asked Mehta to impose a sentence of 25 years in prison, saying Rhodes, who is 58, qualified for a more lengthy sentence under
Justice Neil Gorsuch calls for a new birth
of freedom
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:43:23 PM Post Reply
Last week, the Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on Title 42 , an immigration policy put in place by the Trump administration. That policy, just recently ended by President Joe Biden, let officials override rules allowing illegal immigrants to ask for asylum. Under Title 42, immigration officers could quickly return such persons across the border rather than holding them in the U.S. while the asylum application process played out. (snip) Though we did not get a full judicial opinion on this matter, the public did receive a fascinating statement from Justice Neil Gorsuch. The justice used the history of this case and of America’s response to COVID
CNN To Hold Presidential Town Hall With
Mike Pence
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:32:18 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Mike Pence will appear on CNN for a presidential town hall moderated by Dana Bash next month as the Republican mulls jumping into the GOP primary race. The broadcast is set for Wednesday, June 7, at 9:00 p.m. ET from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Pence said last month that he would make a decision on running for president “well before late June,” and with a presidential town hall lined up, the former vice president’s decision appears to be coming within the next two weeks.
It begins: The most important election
ever -- and our game plan to engage
Posted by Garnet 5/25/2023 12:28:17 PM Post Reply
It took a few tries by Elon Musk yesterday afternoon for the Republican presidential field to officially firm up, even if it’s not necessarily complete. Ron DeSantis patiently waited for a series of technical failures to resolve before officially announcing his candidacy for the presidency, and delivered a short speech before fielding a Q&A with several figures.And while the rocky start no doubt frustrated DeSantis and Musk, the fact that well over 600,000 people simultaneously attempted to participate in the campaign launch speaks to a lot of interest in DeSantis, if not outright support. We may still see a few other candidates get into the race. Glenn Youngkin is signaling
Trump Releases Ad Hitting DeSantis: ‘There’s
Only One Donald Trump’
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:24:52 PM Post Reply
Former President Donald Trump released an ad on Truth Social Wednesday during Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s campaign launch on Twitter Spaces, making the case that the governor is nothing more than a Trump imposter. “The Washington established politicians like to talk about how they can be just like Donald Trump. The truth? There’s only one Donald Trump,” the ad, which showed images of DeSantis, asserted. The ad’s narrator stated:Only one who gave us the largest tax cuts in history. Who gave vets the health care they deserve and stood up to China and protected your job. Only one who kept us out of endless wars while destroying our terrorist enemies.
Donald Trump Participates in LIV Golf’s
Pro-Am at Trump National DC
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:14:01 PM Post Reply
Former President Donald Trump participated in LIV Golf’s pro-am at Trump National DC in Sterling, Virginia, ahead of the three-day event. The former president is paired with Eric Trump and Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion who left the PGA Tour and joined LIV Golf in June 2022.During the event, Trump noted his polls when asked how he felt about the GOP primary race.“I feel great,” he said. “71 to 16,” Trump recalled a recent poll. “The polls are very nice. So, we’ll have a little fun.”
The scandal that's hit America and will
be bigger than Watergate
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 12:06:47 PM Post Reply
The current reports of executive branch illegality make Watergate look like kindergarten mischief. It is clear from the Durham report and the work of House Republican hearings that the current scandals in the Biden White House – and senior bureaucracies at the Justice Department, IRS, and elsewhere – are much deeper and more cancerous than Watergate ever was. It may be hard to remember, but Watergate came about due to a weird, dumb, and fairly narrow set of criminal behaviors which mushroomed into 69 officials being indicted and 48 imprisoned. I remember Watergate vividly, because I first ran for Congress in 1974 during the Watergate scandal.
Supreme Court delivers blow to wetlands
protections in win for Idaho landowners
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 11:29:15 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday weakened a landmark water pollution law by ruling that an Idaho couple's property does not include wetlands subject to federal oversight under the law.actually The ruling, in which all the justices agreed in the outcome but differed on the legal reasoning, concluded that Mike and Chantell Sackett's land does not fall under jurisdiction of the 1972 Clean Water Act, so they do not require a federal permit to build on the property. The decision ends a yearslong battle between the Sacketts and the federal government and is a victory for conservative groups and business interests opposed to the broad application
Minnesota County Had No Right to Confiscate
Elderly Woman’s Home Equity, Supreme
Court Rules
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 11:21:49 AM Post Reply
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Tyler v. Hennepin County, finding that county officials violated the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment by seizing not only back taxes owed by an elderly home owner whose condo but also equity she had accumulated in her condo. The case centers around Geraldine Tyler, a 94-year-old woman, whose $40,000 home was seized by Hennepin County, Minn., due to $15,000 in unpaid taxes and fees. However, after the sale of the property, local officials kept the surplus $25,000 profit instead of returning the funds to Tyler. “A taxpayer who loses her $40,000 house to the State to fulfill
Addressing the Real Culprit of Skyrocketing
Overdose Deaths
Posted by Hazymac 5/25/2023 11:13:08 AM Post Reply
In 2023, we are just now entering the deadliest phase of the opioid crisis. Driven by a powerful synthetic opioid known as fentanyl, this is not just another chapter in the pharmaceutical and over-prescription scandal. During the last three years, prescription opioids were dispensed at the lowest levels in nearly 15 years, while overdose deaths have skyrocketed to record levels. In 2021, the United States hit a grim new milestone of 107,000 drug overdose deaths, with fentanyl accounting for nearly 70% of those deaths. Like so many other states, Minnesota, where I served as sheriff of its largest county, was not immune from this trend. Over that same period,
Biden admin hired former leader of anti-Catholic
group at center of LA Dodgers Pride Night controversy
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 10:51:00 AM Post Reply
Sam Brinton — the embattled former Biden administration official charged with multiple airport thefts — previously led the Washington, D.C., chapter of the anti-Catholic group invited to a "Pride Night" hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brinton was the D.C. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's principal officer from its founding in 2016 until 2018, according to tax filings reviewed by Fox News Digital. The group is part of the San Francisco-based Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a drag queen group that regularly mocks the Catholic Church and made headlines after it was uninvited then re-invited to the upcoming Dodgers Pride Night.
Professor no longer in the classroom after
allegedly forcing Christian students to
fund Planned Parenthood
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 10:45:37 AM Post Reply
A Christian student, who sued his business professor for forcing her class to fund an entity which fundraised for Planned Parenthood and other progressive political causes, said that his Christian beliefs propelled him to fight back. (snip) According to the lawsuit, the "far-left" professor compelled each of her 600 students to pay $99 for a membership, which collectively could have amounted to at most $59,400 for an entity called 'The Rebellion Community.'" (snip) . A post of Wisner’s Facebook page said, "100% of membership fees are donated to Planned Parenthood." (snip) Additionally, the "Rebellion Community" is controlled by the professor herself, which raised additional ethical concerns, the lawsuit said.
2022 Tax Records Show Black Lives Matter
in the Red — Heading Toward Insolvency
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 10:30:47 AM Post Reply
Black Lives Matter (BLM) had an $8.5 million deficit, and its investment accounts lost nearly $10 million in value, according to 2022 tax records. The non-profit has blown through 2 ⁄ 3 of $90 million raised since the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd, the Washington Free Beacon reported. (snip) In 2022, the charity logged a $961,000 loss on a security sale of $172,000. (snip) Last summer, Black Lives Matter brought on a new board of directors led by Cecily Gay. Since 2006, she has reportedly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy three times, according to the New York Post.
The Left Has Pushed the Envelope replies
Posted by DW626 5/25/2023 10:28:14 AM Post Reply
The Left is waging a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America. And the Maoist results are often as absurd as they are terrifying. Special-counsel John Durham just issued his final report on wrongdoing within the FBI, CIA, and the Department of Justice. The summary confirms that our premier investigatory and intelligence agencies interfered in the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. Directors and high-ranking FBI officials lied under oath. They misled Congress. They altered court documents and deceived federal judges.
House Republicans vote to OVERTURN Biden's
student loan forgiveness plan with Marjorie
Taylor Greene bringing down the gavel
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 10:00:43 AM Post Reply
House Republicans passed a resolution that would overturn President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan on Wednesday. The resolution, brought forth by Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., passed 218 to 203 - with two Democrats joining Republicans: Rep. Jared Golden, Maine, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Wash. The Biden proposal was expected to bring relief for up to 40 million borrowers who could have qualified for as much as $20,000 in forgiveness. The plan has been mired in legal troubles and is now before the Supreme Court.
At High School Debates, Debate Is No Longer Allowed replies
Posted by AltaD 5/25/2023 9:54:59 AM Post Reply
My four years on a high school debate team in Broward County, Florida, taught me to challenge ideas, question assumptions, and think outside the box. It also helped me overcome a terrible childhood stutter. And I wasn’t half-bad: (Snip) But let’s say when the high school sophomore clicks Tabroom she sees that her judge is Lila Lavender, the 2019 national debate champion, whose paradigm reads, “Before anything else, including being a debate judge, I am a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist. . . . I cannot check the revolutionary proletarian science at the door when I’m judging. . . . I will no longer evaluate and thus never vote for rightest capitalist-imperialist positions/arguments
‘Way Outside the Norm’: IRS Whistleblower
Accuses Agency of ‘Slow-Walking’ Hunter
Biden Probe
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 9:49:48 AM Post Reply
Gary Shapley, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower, said that the federal agency “slow-walked” its investigation into the finances of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. “There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice,” the IRS agent told CBS News in his first public interview on Wednesday night. “When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw deviations from the normal process. It was way outside the norm of what I’ve experienced in the past.” “Had you ever encountered that before?” news anchor Jim Axelrod asked following Shapley’s comments. “I have not, no,”
Send Them Back replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/25/2023 9:23:41 AM Post Reply
Only a country that has lost the will to survive would tolerate the invasion underway all across America. There is no longer a southern border to speak of. From Arizona to Maine, towns are under siege by a relentless, surging mass of humanity. The lowly citizen has been trampled underfoot to make lebensraum for the hallowed “asylum seeker,” whose conquering steps are greeted with suppliant knee. These newcomers are an enormous, indefinite strain on public resources, which must provide schooling, housing, healthcare, and food. They bring unnecessary and unwanted violence and crime. Nobody actually wants them in their neighborhoods, including the dopey liberals who
A Lot Has to Change Quickly for Republicans
to Have a Chance in 2024
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 9:18:48 AM Post Reply
To be clear, I am writing this as a pollster, not as a politician or partisan. Here’s the bottom line. As it gets closer to the summer of 2023, I would rate the Democrats as more likely to again take/keep the White House. They might even hold on to the Senate and re-take the House. This is a tough message to deliver to the Republican faithful at a time when inflation is way up, millions have crossed the border illegally, China and Russia both pose true threats to international stability, and crime has spiraled in many areas of the nation. Sure, events and issues would seemingly favor the 2024 Republican nominee for president.
France Bans Short-Haul Flights to Force
Travelers Onto Trains
Posted by Hazymac 5/25/2023 9:14:42 AM Post Reply
For many years before the climate change cult started to embrace electric vehicles as the thing that would save all of us from certain climate doom, the alarmists were in love with “light rail.” Taking a train somewhere instead of driving or flying was going to make the climate safer for everybody — or something. The love of light rail is alive in France with a new policy that bans short domestic flights when passengers have the option to take a train. But, as is par for the course when the climate crazies get to make policy, it’s not convenient for some travelers. “The move is aimed at reducing airline emissions
Harry and Meghan find success and you’ll
be shocked how
Posted by Moritz55 5/25/2023 8:59:08 AM Post Reply
I arrived three weeks ago to a Britain in full coronation celebration, reveling in the historic and impressive crowning of Charles III. I returned this past weekend from a Britain in stitches over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s latest whopper — what they claim to be a two-hour car chase. The jokes, the roasts, the eye rolls haven't stopped for days on both sides of the Atlantic. One thing is clear: this couple who take themselves oh-so-seriously have been reduced, in the world’s eyes, to circus clowns — out-cartooning even their "South Park" depictions. For a duo with lofty leadership aspirations, the Sussexes suffer a wincing worldwide credibility gap
Ron DeSantis raked in big money for his
re-election. Here's how he can use it
in 2024.
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 8:28:17 AM Post Reply
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis raised a ton of money for his blowout re-election victory in 2022 — and the leftovers are set to give a head start to the massive super PAC boosting his 2024 presidential campaign. The governor's state political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, had at least $86 million in the bank at the end of April. That money can't simply transfer into DeSantis' presidential campaign — Federal Election Commission rules state that “a candidate’s authorized (federal) committee may not accept funds or assets transferred from a committee established by the same candidate for a nonfederal election campaign.”
Medicare For All: This Idea Has To End replies
Posted by RockyTCB 5/25/2023 8:12:04 AM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders is still promoting Medicare for All to “solve” several problems with the current health care system. What are those problems? Cost and access are the top two. Advocates for socialized medicine schemes like Medicare for All get both wrong. The U.S Doesn’t Spend ‘Too Much’ on Health Care Typical framing of the cost issue shows U.S. healthcare spending relative to gross domestic product (GDP). But, health care spending should be divided by household disposable income, which is the amount of income available to spend after taxes. The U.S. ranks no. 1
The Babe hit # 714 and then said goodbye replies
Posted by DW626 5/25/2023 6:15:32 AM Post Reply
Babe Ruth is #3 on the home run list behind Bonds and Aaron. However, 714 is one of those magic numbers for baseball fans like me. 60 (later 61) and 714 were the big baseball numbers that we grew up hearing about. Frankly, I never thought that anyone would catch Ruth's 714. At the same time, I cheered Aaron all the way, especially after he got to 700 and eventually passed Ruth in 1974. Babe Ruth hit # 714 on this day in 1935. Like everything else, he did it with style and noise. This is how it went down:
The Republican Primary Is Wide Open —
And That’s A Good Thing
Posted by RockyTCB 5/25/2023 6:09:08 AM Post Reply
After working hard to keep Ron DeSantis from entering the presidential primary at all, Donald Trump now is trying to make the case that the Florida governor has no chance of winning. Trump might believe it – though his barrage of attacks against DeSantis suggests otherwise. But anyone who thinks that the Republican primaries are over long before they even get started needs a lesson in history. When news broke earlier this week about DeSantis’ plan to enter the race, Trump immediately posted a series of links
Dissecting Obama replies
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:18:54 AM Post Reply
Not so long ago, America had a great economy, the lowest unemployment ever for a range of demographic groups, energy independence, an increasingly secure southern border, a strong international profile, and no new wars. It had freedom. It had national pride. And all because it had a highly skilled president of unabashed patriotism who was devoted to the best interests of his people. Now we’re being readied to eat bugs while our overlords dine on steaks. To live in “fifteen-minute cities” while they fly to conferences in Fiji. To tighten our belts to prevent rising sea levels while they luxuriate in sea-level mansions in Malibu and Martha’s Vineyard.
Can Democracy Be Saved? replies
Posted by tisHimself 5/25/2023 5:05:21 AM Post Reply
Elections matter. But just as important is the quality of the electorate. One of my long-time and wise colleagues who has passed on, Professor Bertram Levin, some years ago pointed out to me the irony that a democracy can destroy itself by voting itself into communism. Chicago, a beautiful and once vibrant city, has proven the point. Brandon Johnson, the new mayor, is an avowed communist. His recent characterization of businesses as evil profit-mongers is sure to accelerate Chicago’s death spiral as businesses flee the city. Johnson should not be blamed; the electorate should. The quality of the electorate can have profound effects on society.
Whoopi Goldberg to DeSantis: Gay Folks
Will Rise Up and Fight for What they Need,
‘That’s What’s Coming’
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 5:02:02 AM Post Reply
Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) presidential bid will have to deal with “gay folks” rising up and fighting for what they need. Discussing DeSantis’ presidential announcement, Goldberg said, “He has to work on, be articulate, so we know what you’re talking about. I don’t understand. I didn’t know what he was saying. Look, you know what, this idea of announcing on Twitter. I’m old and I’m okay being old, do that on television. Okay? I want to see you do it on television. I want to see you actually take real Americans’ questions. That’s what I want.
Why Kari Lake Couldn't Close the Deal replies
Posted by tisHimself 5/25/2023 4:59:38 AM Post Reply
The 2022 stolen Arizona governor's election is an ideal template for 2024 — and it is equally a mirror reflection, with all the moving parts, of 2020. This week, Kari Lake lost, again, in a court that wouldn't have given her a victory had 240,000 citizens signed affidavits saying their ballots were stolen and changed at gunpoint. The courtroom exhibits may not have swayed the jurists, but those signature mismatches showed plenty of evidence that Kari Lake's election was stolen by a lack of signature verification — and more. Kari Lake's election is the template for important American elections from now on.
Matt Taibbi Reveals New Details About
IRS Investigation Of Him That Began Shortly
After First Twitter Files Release
Posted by Beardo 5/25/2023 3:01:58 AM Post Reply
The IRS opened an investigation into journalist Matt Taibbi in 2022, immediately following his publishing of a Twitter Files report, according to a letter sent to the IRS on Wednesday by Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, which was shared on Twitter by Taibbi. Taibbi released his first edition of the Twitter Files on December 2 (snip) The agent conducted a comprehensive investigation into Taibbi, (snip) Taibbi did not owe the IRS any money. “Rather, the IRS owed Mr. Taibbi a substantial refund,” Jordan wrote in the letter.
Navy vet DeSantis says draft-dodging Trump's
insults pale in comparison to sacrifices
made by those in the military - as ex-president
brands Florida governor an Imposter
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 2:10:13 AM Post Reply
Ron DeSantis appeared to compare his own military service to Donald Trump's draft-dodging when asked how he'd cope with insults hurled by the former president. Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday night, the Florida governor said such jibes would pale in comparison to the hardships experienced by service personnel - with the lawmaker himself once serving as a Navy lawyer. Trump, by comparison, dodged being drafted into the Vietnam War by claiming he suffered from bone spurs, with DeSantis seemingly keen to highlight the ex-president's much-mocked excuse.
Arkansas man who put feet on Nancy Pelosi
office desk during Capitol protest sentenced
to 4.5 years in prison
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 1:24:26 AM Post Reply
An Arkansas man who was photographed during the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol protest with his feet propped on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was sentenced on Wednesday to four and a half years in prison. In January 2023, Richard "Bigo" Barnett was found guilty on all eight counts in his indictment, including felony charges of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. Federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Barnett to more than seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his actions during the January 6 protest.
'There were multiple steps that were slow-walked
at the Department of Justice': IRS whistleblower
breaks cover after claiming Hunter Biden
was given preferential treatment during
tax probe
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 1:20:29 AM Post Reply
The IRS whistleblower in the Hunter Biden probe has broken his cover after claiming the president's son was given preferential treatment in a tax probe. Gary Shapley, a 14-year IRS agent, said he immediately saw deviations in Hunter's tax probe investigation when he was assigned the case in January 2020. He became concerned that prosecutors were mishandling the 'controversial' case and felt bound to blow the whistle due to his oath of office. 'This is a job, and my oath of office is to treat everybody fairly that we investigate,' he told CBS News. '[This case] was way outside the norm of what I've experienced in the past
Trump Releases Statement On DeSantis Entering
2024 Presidential Race
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 1:14:05 AM Post Reply
Former President Donald Trump responded to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) entering the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday by mocking the governor and his campaign’s Twitter launch, which he called a “disaster.” He also worked in a reference to North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, who he said would soon be his “friend.” (Snip) “I’d like to personally congratulate ‘Rob’ DeSanctimonious on finally announcing that he will be entering the race for President of the United States,” Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social. “Hopefully he will get the full experience of being attacked by the Marxists, Communists, and Radical Left Lunatics of our Country,
Ron DeSantis Mocked After Disastrous Twitter
Spaces Campaign Launch
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 1:00:29 AM Post Reply
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was mocked by Twitter users after his presidential campaign launch, which occurred on a Twitter space, was plagued with technical difficulties. As Breitbart News reported: The Twitter Spaces call, scheduled to launch at 6 p.m. Eastern, began several minutes late as one unidentified voice whispered that it was “quiet.” David Sacks, the entrepreneur hosting the event, began to introduce Elon Musk and asserted that this was “historic” before the audio cut out. From then on, the audio continued to cut in out several times, with continued echoing and seemingly random voices
Ron DeSantis' white rain boots are mocked
in meme likening him to flattened Wicked
Witch of the East after 2024 campaign
launch on Twitter failed - with other
jokers likening fiasco to SpaceX blast
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:58:25 AM Post Reply
Ron DeSantis' famous white rain boots have once again been ridiculed after his disastrous 2024 campaign launch, which saw a Twitter live chat fail in spectacular style. A meme shared online showed the white boots - worn by DeSantis to inspect hurricane damage last year - poking out from under Dorothy's house in the Wizard of Oz, while Mickey Mouse pointed at them in apparent mirth. In the iconic 1939 movie, the wicked witch of the east is flattened after Dorothy's home lands in the mythical land.
Ron DeSantis tries to make light of disastrous
Twitter launch by saying he 'broke the
internet' - but DOESN'T smile - then goes
on TV to call Biden a 'listless vessel'
and promise crack downs on immigration,
crime and woke culture
Posted by Imright 5/25/2023 12:54:21 AM Post Reply
Ron DeSantis attacked Disney, the NAACP travel ban to Florida and Republican's 'culture of losing' in a campaign launched with Elon Musk plagued by glitches on Twitter Spaces. The highly-anticipated start of his 2024 White House run started 26 minutes late and crashed multiple times as hundreds of thousands of users tuned in to listen to DeSantis' conversation with the Twitter CEO. The Florida Governor shrugged off the shambolic start in a follow-up video clip after the Twitter event, saying he 'broke the internet.' While the delivery was a joke and appeared to make light of the haywire announcement, DeSantis did not crack a smile.
US officials believe Ukraine was likely
responsible for Kremlin drone attack: report
Posted by Harlowe 5/25/2023 12:11:38 AM Post Reply
U.S. officials believe that Ukraine was likely behind the failed drone attack on the Kremlin earlier this month, along with a number of other killings and incursions on Russian territory, according to reports.[Snip] According to The Times, U.S. officials also believe a pro-Ukraine group was behind the attack on the Nord Stream oil pipelines last year, a crucial source of revenue for Russia. Intelligence officials additionally believe Ukraine is behind the bombing that killed Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, incursions into Russian territory from pro-Ukrainian groups and the killing of Daria Dugina, the daughter of a Kremlin ally, last year.
DeSantis Broke Twitter With His Launch,
and There's a Lot of Coping Going on in Response
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 12:10:32 AM Post Reply
While I was flying a plane somewhere over the mid-west this evening, Ron DeSantis finally made his much-anticipated presidential campaign announcement. Unfortunately, we’ve got no in-flight internet on our birds, so I’m disconnected when I’m up there and missed out on all the initial fireworks. But from what I can gather, DeSantis demanded so much attention that he broke Twitter for about 20 minutes before he and Elon Musk were able to continue their Twitter Spaces conversation. I’m being assured that means the Florida man’s launch was a total disaster, effectively ending his campaign before it starts. Joe Biden even had his handlers fire off a silly tweet about
Disney’s reputation takes massive hit
amid feud with Ron DeSantis: survey
Posted by Dreadnought 5/25/2023 12:02:11 AM Post Reply
The Walt Disney Company’s ongoing feud with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has caused the Mouse House to plummet in a key gauge that measures the reputation of the most visible brands in America. The Bob Iger-led media giant plunged 12 spots to rank 77th in this year’s Axios and Harris Poll 100, which is based on a survey of 16,310 Americans from a nationally representative sample conducted March 13–28. The survey ranked Disney as the fifth most polarizing company — a metric that is measured by the gap between the reputational score among Democrats and Republicans. The company has been engaged in a bare-knuckle battle
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