Monthly Archives: June 2021

Cruz Compares Critical Race Theory To KKK [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: On Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz took aim at critical race theory — the much-derided school-age teaching about America’s history of racism — calling the set of teachings “every bit as racist as Klansmen in white sheets.” In an appearance at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference in Duluth, Georgia, Republican Cruz condemned CRT, …

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Biden Family Mourns Death Of Champ Biden, Age 13

CBS News reports: The White House on Saturday announced the death of Champ, one of President Joe Biden’s dogs. Mr. Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement that the 13-year-old German Shepherd “passed away peacefully at home.” “He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family. Even …

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Tony Perkins: Biden Is “Regurgitating” Obama’s Policy Of “Crushing Opposition” By The Christian Right Wing

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Joe Biden keeps saying “America is back.” But what he really means is Barack Obama is back. From the military and abortion to transgenderism and education, everything feels like a regurgitation of the 44th president’s worst policies. The shades of Obama run deep, right down to the IRS — the former president’s …

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RNC Credits GOP For Creation Of Juneteenth Holiday

Raw Story reports: Republican National Committee head Ronna McDaniel sent out an appreciation of the new Juneteenth federal holiday signed into reality by President Joe Biden and attempted to give all the credit to the GOP because Republican President Abraham Lincoln was the one behind the Emancipation Proclamation. Politico reports: In our interview, one year ago this week, Trump told …

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Fox News Host Asks McCarthy If Pence Is A “Traitor”

“Mike Pence is not a traitor. Mike Pence served as not only as a member of Congress [during] which I served with him, one of the most conservative members. “He was the governor of Indiana. And he was the vice president, stood right by President Trump, helped him get through the tax reform, get those judges in. “Mike Pence deserves …

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Texas Power Company Remotely Raises Thermostats

The Daily Dot reports: Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage. Residents with Google’s Nest thermostats received messages noting that their temperatures had been adjusted during an “Energy Rush Hour.” The issue comes shortly after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s power grid manager, called …

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Lindell Claims He’s Lost Millions Trying To Sell Masks

The Daily Beast reports: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s charity and business combo venture to make and sell COVID-19 masks has cost him millions of dollars, according to the increasingly far-right conservative figure. Today his company is sitting on millions of unsold face coverings, which he now despises and wants to burn. “I can’t give them away,” Lindell told The Daily …

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Biden: Despite Variant, Future US Lockdowns “Unlikely”

Yahoo News reports: President Biden doesn’t believe the U.S. will see any new lockdowns in the coming months, even as he warned about the new Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is much more transmissible than other versions of the pathogen. “Where people have gotten the two shots, the Delta variant is highly unlikely to result in anything,” the president …

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Shapiro On NYC Dems: They Don’t Want To Ban Crime

Mediaite reports: During the New York City Democratic mayoral primary debate on Wednesday, candidates were asked what they would ban if elected. Predictably, Ben Shapiro was widely mocked for pointing out – in apparent earnestness – that none of the candidates said they would ban crime, which by definition, is banned. Read the full article. Notably, nobody said crime https://t.co/9ihSrJwWy6 …

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Charges Dropped For Trucker Who Drove Into Protesters

Law & Crime reports: A truck driver who drove his rig through a large crowd of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd on a Minnesota highway last summer will no longer face criminal charges, provided he does not get into trouble with the law for the next year. Bogdan Vechirko, 36, and prosecutors in Hennepin County reached a deal—called …

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Mexico Sanctioned For Anti-Gay Slurs By Soccer Fans

Axios reports: FIFA on Friday ordered Mexico to play two official home matches without spectators as a punishment for its fans’ repeated use of a homophobic slur this year. Fans have chanted the slur at Mexican matches for years. Mexican officials stepped up efforts to halt the behavior this spring after growing criticism, but social media campaigns and stadium announcements …

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Politico Analysis: Vaccine Lotteries Aren’t Working

Politico reports: State efforts to juice Covid-19 vaccination rates through million-dollar lotteries haven’t reversed the steep decline in adults seeking out shots when many pockets of the country remain vulnerable to the coronavirus. While Ohio did see a two-week bump in adult vaccination rates last month after becoming the first state to offer sizable cash prizes, the pace of vaccinations …

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Charlie Crist Questions FL’s “Outsized Role” In Riot

CBS News reports: Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to create a commission to investigate the state’s role in the events of Jan. 6. “I’m calling on @GovRonDeSantis to protect our democracy by ordering a non-partisan investigation of Florida’s outsized role in the Capitol Insurrection,” Crist, a former Florida governor and current state gubernatorial …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: John Paragon, best known for his role as Jambi the Genie on the television series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” has died. He was 66. Paragon died in his residence in Palm Springs, Calif. on April 3, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. A representative for the Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Variety that Paragon’s cause of …

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Texas Gov Defunds State Legislature To Punish Dems For Walking Out To Block GOP Voter Suppression Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday followed through on a threat to veto a section of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature, its staffers and legislative agencies. The governor’s move targeting lawmaker pay comes after House Democrats walked out in the final days of the regular legislative session, breaking quorum, to block passage of Senate …

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GOP Reps Seek To Ban Racism History In DC Schools

The Hill reports: A Wisconsin lawmaker on Friday became the latest Republican to offer a measure in opposition to critical race theory, floating a bill seeking to ban the academic framework from Washington, D.C., public schools. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) announced the bill in a press release, with the legislation also backed by four co-sponsors: GOP Reps. Ralph Norman (S.C.), …

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Anti-Vax NFL Star: I May Die Of COVID But I’d Rather Die Actually Living, Steer Clear Of Me If You’re Scared

“Hi, I’m Cole Beasley and I’m not vaccinated. I will be outside doing what I do. I’ll be out in public. If you’re scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. “I may die of COVID, but I’d rather die actually living. I have family members whose days are numbered. “If they want to come see me and stay …

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Court Rules For FL Gov In CDC Fight Over Cruise Ships

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A federal court granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its conditional sail order that has shut down the cruise industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has delayed that injunction for a month to let the CDC propose some changes. The CDC has been wrong all along, and they knew …

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Texas Loses Electric Vehicle Factory Due To Power Grid

The Dallas Morning News reports: The electric vehicle maker Canoo announced Thursday that it would take a mega-factory and thousands of high-paying jobs to the Tulsa region, citing Oklahoma’s “energy-forward initiatives.” North Texas was “definitely in the race” in the multistate competition for the new assembly plant, but Texas energy infrastructure issues and other factors led the company to choose …

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Tucker Carlson’s Source For “FBI Plotted Riot” Claims Is Man Fired By Trump WH For Links To White Nationalists

The Washington Post reports: The Fox News host was elevating a story written for the website Revolver by a former Trump administration official (later fired for links to white nationalists) arguing that “unindicted co-conspirators” referred to in Justice Department charging documents referred to government law enforcement agents. In other words, that the references implied a significant intertwining of FBI agents …

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