Monthly Archives: May 2019

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Florida Daily News reports: A video of a now-former Wendy’s employee bathing in an industrial sink at the franchise’s Milton location has gone viral overnight. The owners of the Wendy’s in Milton provided a statement about the incident Wednesday afternoon. Mike Johnson, director of marketing for the company, would not comment further. “We are taking this incident seriously and …

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Mayor Pete: If Trump Hadn’t Dodged The Draft, Maybe He Would Understand The Right Of NFL Players To Kneel

TMZ Sports reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg is going to bat for Colin Kaepernick … telling TMZ Sports he supports the QB’s right to take a knee during the national anthem — and he’s ripping Trump for going after the protesters. “The way I feel about it is the flag that was on my shoulder when I served represented, among other …

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Jon Voight: Trump Is Greatest President Since Lincoln

USA Today reports: On Friday night, the actor Jon Voight released a two-part video on Twitter calling President Donald Trump “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” Voight started his video by saying, “our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy for he’s battling the left and their absurd words of destruction.” “I’m here today …

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Pastor Won’t Return $1.7 Million Donation Stolen From Victims Of Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme: “It’s God’s Blessing”

The Palm Beach Post reports: Calling it “God’s blessings,” the pastor of a suburban West Palm Beach church on Thursday refused to turn over $1.7 million that financial regulators claim rightfully belongs to people who were ensnared in a $30 million Ponzi scheme. A federal judge has temporarily frozen the accounts of Winners Church and its top pastors, Fred and …

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Animal Rights Activists Object After Healthy Pet Dog Is Euthanized For Burial With Owner Per Her Will [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A healthy dog was put to death in Virginia at the behest of its owner, who made the request in her will. The owner of Emma, a Shih Tzu mix, died March 8. Her dog was held at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter before it was picked up March 22 and then euthanized. Heartbroken animal shelter officials said …

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No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates

Politico reports: A new rule adopted by the Democratic National Committee and NBC News will evenly divide top-tier candidates across two nights in the first Democratic presidential primary debates in June, a move to maintain viewer interest in both events by making sure well-known contenders are on stage both nights. Democrats getting at least 2 percent support in the polling …

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Rudy Giuliani Unleashes Yet Another Bizarre Tweet

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sent a bizarre late-night tweet Friday night asking people to check out a restaurant’s Yelp review. “Check out this Yelp review for Mama Lisa Restaurant!” Giuliani wrote. He did not include a link. As usual, Twitter had some thoughts. Giuliani’s “drunk Pelosi” video tweet has since been deleted. Giuliani’s “ivesssapology” and Mama …

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Feds Move To Seize Manafort’s Trump Tower Condo

The Huffington Post reports: The U.S. government has formally moved to seize control of the Trump Tower apartment of Paul Manafort, a convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman, according to court filings on Friday obtained by HuffPost. As part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Manafort was forced to forfeit five of his New York properties …

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Trump Fires Head Of Immigration Agency, Expected To Nominate Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli To Replace

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1. Cissna leads the agency responsible for legal immigration, including benefits and visas.  Cissna’s position, like others, requires …

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FAA Opens Chick-Fil-A Probe After Texas Airport Ban

The San Antonio Express-News reports: The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the San Antonio City Council’s decision to remove Chick-fil-A from an airport vendors contract, breathing new life into a controversy that roiled the mayor’s race and potentially putting millions of dollars in federal grants at risk. The FAA told San Antonio officials Friday that it is …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

NBC News reports: Police in Connecticut say a fugitive has so far failed to honor an agreement to surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media. Torrington police say Jose Simms has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of …

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Kanye West: Liberals Bully Trump Supporters, Treat Us Like Enemies Of America [Also Kanye: I’ve Never Voted]

The Daily Beast reports: Kanye West is bemoaning the treatment of Trump supporters, arguing in a new interview that liberals “bully” those who support the president. “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters,” the rapper said on David Letterman’s Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” The musician also said that Trump supporters are “treated like enemies of America …

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George Takei: I’m “Tempted” To Run Against McConnell

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Could George Takei boldly go where no man has gone before? No, not into the far reaches of space, but someplace even harder to reach: Defeating long-time Sen. Mitch McConnell for his seat in Washington. Oh my! The actor famous among Star Trek fans for his role as USS Enterprise pilot Hikaru Sulu and, more recently, …

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Admin Plan To Allow Healthcare Providers To Refuse Transgender Patients

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Earlier today, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that would revise 2016 provisions of Obamacare Section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include gender identity and termination of pregnancy. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement: “We applaud …

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Just 12% Back Bible As Only Religious Text In Schools

A new survey from Harris Polls: A number of states are in the process of passing new laws to require public schools to offer Bible history classes but a new poll finds that the vast majority of Americans would prefer that other religious and atheist books also be included in such courses, or that they not be taught at all. …

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Federal Court Blocks Mississippi’s New Abortion Ban

ABC News reports: A federal court in Mississippi on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new “fetal heartbeat” law that bans abortion after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. The law was set to take effect July 1. “Here we go again,” U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves wrote in his opinion. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.” …

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“Pro-Life” Cultist Pleads Guilty To Threatening To “Put A Fucking Bullet” In Sitting Senator For Opposing Trump

Law & Crime reports: A 51-year-old Brooklyn man who threatened to murder a sitting U.S. Senator for their criticism of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Friday, meaning he now faces up to 10 years behind bars. Michael Brogan, ostensibly a pro-life man, was accused of threatening to kill an unidentified U.S. Senator “in retaliation for the United States Senator’s …

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Biden Campaign Launches LGBTQ Pride Month Swag

The Biden campaign today sent an email blast promoting “Pride Gear!” now available on their website. The items include standard fare rainbow apparel in which the rainbow stripes form the “e” in Biden’s names. Other items in the same format feature the colors of the transgender pride flag. The standout swag, perhaps, is a t-shirt that simply bears a trio …

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Not The Onion: Ark Encounter Sues Over Rain Damage

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: The owner of the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky has sued its insurers for refusing to cover, of all things … rain damage. Ark Encounter, which unveiled the 510-foot-long model in 2016, says that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road, and its five insurance carriers refused …

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WA Gov. Jay Inslee Qualifies For First DNC Dem Debate

Politico reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday all but secured a spot on the Democratic presidential debate stage next month, after collecting the 65,000th individual donor of his campaign. The Democratic National Committee has given candidates two paths to get into its first primary debates in June and July: hitting the 65,000 donor mark or getting at least 1 …

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