Monthly Archives: October 2021

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Broadway actor Chad Kimball has filed a lawsuit against the producers of Come From Away, claiming he wasn’t rehired for the show’s post-pandemic return to the stage after he spoke out against Covid restrictions on religious services. Kimball, an original Broadway cast member of the musical when it opened in 2017, alleges in the suit that the …

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Hannity: It’s Not My Calling To Quit Over Fox Mandate

“These are all self inflicted disasters. It’s not a high class problem, it’s an all American problem. Afghanistan was a disaster you caused. “The border is a disaster they caused. The COVID disaster? They’re causing it. And if you think the economy disaster is bad now with talk of inflation, stagflation, you know you think the supply chain crisis is …

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New NY State Regs Allow Growing Marijuana At Home

Gothamist reports: New York’s Cannabis Control Board issued regulations Thursday to allow medical marijuana users and their caregivers to grow their own supply at home. The proposal, now open to public comment for 60 days, would permit the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants in a private residence. The regulation will take effect after the commentary period closes and …

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QAnon Rep Screams At Liz Cheney And Jamie Raskin

The Hill reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), tangled with two members of the Jan. 6 committee on the House floor Thursday, getting into an impromptu shouting match over Black Lives Matter and a wild conspiracy theory about space lasers starting California wildfires. Greene, a top Trump loyalist, crossed the aisle and approached Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Jamie Raskin …

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NV Man Who Claimed Dead Wife’s “Forged” Mail Ballot Proved Voter Fraud Gets Charged With Doing It Himself

Las Vegas’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Las Vegas man is accused of forging his dead wife’s signature on her ballot, mailing it in and then claiming it had been stolen. Donald “Kirk” Hartle, 55, faces two charges relating to the 2020 election, records showed. The charges come after an investigation from the Secretary of State’s Office, which investigates any …

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GOP Strategists Ordered To Abandon Rep. Liz Cheney

The New York Times reports: A prominent Washington lobbyist close to Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, is warning Republican political consultants that they must choose between working for Representative Liz Cheney or Mr. McCarthy, an ultimatum that marks the full rupture between the two House Republicans. Jeff Miller, the lobbyist and a confidant of Mr. McCarthy’s dating to their …

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Liberty Counsel: Military Members Will Kill Themselves Over Vaccine Mandates Rather Than “Sin Against God”

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: We have noted before that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned religious-right activist Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel into a hard-line anti-vaccine activist, and every development in the fight to control the spread of the virus only seems to send Staver further off the rails. On Monday, Staver appeared on “The Water Cooler,” a …

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Lindell Claims Even Newsmax Won’t Run His Stupid Ads

Salon reports: As Republicans and denizens of TrumpWorld increasingly distance themselves from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, he even finds himself at odds with Newsmax, a previously supportive far-right news channel. Last week, Lindell said on his live-streaming site Frank Speech that Newsmax, which increasingly seeks to position itself as a further-right alternative to Fox News, had pulled all its ads …

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House Votes To Hold Bannon In Criminal Contempt

New York Magazine reports: The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, recommending that he be prosecuted by the Justice Department for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The committee issued subpoenas to Bannon and several other former advisers of Donald …

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New Docs Reveal DeJoy’s Multiple Conflicts Of Interest

NBC News reports: New documents detail more than a dozen conflicts of interest Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced because of his and his family’s investments in a number of companies closely tied to the U.S. Postal Service. Amid ethical concerns and criticism, DeJoy initially recused himself from decision-making related to those companies, fully divesting himself of them under public pressure …

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Capitol Rioters Form “Patriot Wing” Group In DC Jail

Vice News reports: At 9 p.m. every night, inmates in the so-called Patriot Wing of the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility reportedly stand at attention and sing The Star-Spangled Banner. You can even listen, if you want, to an alleged recording of it on the website called The Patriot Freedom Project. Inmates had also started their own handwritten newsletter and passed …

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Charlie Kirk: If China Hears About A VT High School’s “Godless” Drag Show, They’ll Invade Taiwan [VIDEO]

“Meanwhile, at a high school in Vermont, just to kind of show the state of the nation, what are they doing during a high school football game? Oh, they’re having a drag show. “This is a report of a local news outlet that a high school, a public high school – this is in the godless, soulless, Burlington, Vermont – …

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Facebook Spent $5M Lobbying Feds Over Last Quarter

Politico reports: Facebook outspent nearly the entire D.C. influence industry on lobbying during the quarter ending Sept. 30, putting in its second most lavish three months ever, according to new filings from the social network embroiled in damaging revelations from whistleblower Frances Haugen. The $5.1 million spree outpaces the company’s big tech peers Google, Amazon and Microsoft. In fact, the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Steve Bannon Contempt Resolution Vote

CNN reports: The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The action marks a significant escalation in how far the panel is willing to go …

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Cops: Priest Plundered Estate Of Priest With Dementia

Omaha’s NBC News affiliate reports: An Omaha priest was arrested Friday morning accused of stealing from an incapacitated retired priest who had willed his estate to the Archdiocese of Omaha, saying he was giving the money to a homeless man. The Rev. Michael F. Gutgsell was arrested at 7:35 a.m. Friday and taken to Douglas County Jail. He appeared in …

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Southern Baptist Leader Sues Former Southern Baptist Leader For “Defamation, Invasion Of Privacy, Distress”

The Tennessean reports: Mike Stone, a leader of the group trying to pull the Southern Baptist Convention further to the right, has sued Russell Moore, the former president of the denomination’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, for “claims of defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and emotional distress.” The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for Middle Tennessee, follows …

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OAN Host: Contact AT&T And Show Them Support

“Considering all these attacks from the left, we’d like to ask our viewers to reach out to AT&T and show them your support. One America News is one of the last free voices in journalism. “So let AT&T know that you appreciate that they allow for diversity in news programing, and they aren’t just pushing a one sided agenda like …

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Anti-Vax Ex-Senate Candidate Is Sick With Something

Posted today to Lauren Witzke’s Gab account: I am currently recovering from this insane bio-weapon called Covid. I didn’t tell anyone I was sick because the shitlibs in the media would start calling for my death and I didn’t want their curses on me. Jesus is faithful and our healer, and I am healing! I caught Covid from a recently …

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CA Sec Of State Candidate: I Repelled A Killer In Jesus’ Name And Sent Him To Murder The Witches Next Door

“I am a prophetic dreamer. That means I see things in my dreams before they happen. God speaks to me through my dreams and shows me things. I had a dream in which someone has tried to break into my home and murder me and light my house on fire. “I wake up and I pray. I use my authority …

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Fox Tries To Pass Off Son Of Right Wing Activist As Random VA Student “Offended” By “Woke” Teachers

Mediaite reports: Fox News host Lawrence Jones reported from a Leesburg, Virginia diner Thursday morning, and broke major news when he came across a student who revealed — live on camera — that he felt “attacked” by “woke teachers” who showed him “degrading” videos. In what is a remarkable coincidence, the student in question, William Shultz, is the son of …

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