Yearly Archives: 2022

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: A.A. Milne’s original “Winnie the Pooh” stories only lapsed into the public domain five months ago, but the tubby little cubby has already made his foray into slasher films. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” wrapped earlier this month, and the first stills showing a demonic Pooh and Piglet about to pounce on a scantily-clad young woman relaxing …

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Cruz Blames Mass Shootings On “Prescription Drugs, Video Games, Declining Church Attendance” [VIDEO]

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told NRA members gathered at its national convention Friday that Texas has seen “face of evil” repeatedly — shootings in Dallas, Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe, the Midland-Odessa area and now Uvalde. “The entire state, the entire country, is horrified and grieving,” Cruz said. “And it’s an evil that has happened …

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Abbott: I’m “Absolutely Livid” That Cops Lied [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference Friday that he was “misled” on the timeline of the events of the Uvalde school shooting. Driving the news: “The information that I was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate, and I’m absolutely livid about that,” he said. The Texas governor said that he took down notes …

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Oz Declares Himself Winner Of PA Senate Primary

Mediaite reports: Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz claimed a “presumptive” victory over Dave McCormick on Friday, despite their razor-thin race going to a recount. “I am blessed to have earned the presumptive Republican nomination for the United States Senate,” Oz said in an upbeat video he released on social media. Former President Donald Trump, who endorsed Oz in …

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New Jersey’s Weed Shops Gross $24M In First Month

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey legal weed sales topped $24 million in the first month of the roll out at a dozen locations, according to the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Actual receipts reported to the CRC showed $24,201,875.38 million in recreational weed sales from April 21 to May 21. Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $48.9 billion budget for the …

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Johnson Flees Reporter’s Questions On Gun Control

The Independent reports: Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, has received $1,269,486 from the gun rights group, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Mr Johnson was asked about gun control by a CNN reporter after 19 students and two teachers were killed in a massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The elected official stayed …

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North Carolina Baptist Pastor Charged With Rape

The Greensboro News & Record reports: Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office investigators charged a Baptist pastor who is a former Rockingham County School Board chairman with second degree rape on Thursday, officials said in a Friday news release. James Jeffery Eanes, 66, of 512 Carolyn Court North, was arrested and charged by RCSO Detective G. Staley as part of an ongoing …

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Hitler Mustache Rioter Convicted On All Five Counts

NBC News reports: A New Jersey man with alleged Nazi sympathies who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, tried and failed to convince a jury this week that he didn’t know the Capitol building is where Congress meets. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who was in the U.S. Army Reserves when he stormed the Capitol, was convicted Friday on all five …

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Cultist New Jersey US House Candidate Smashes Ballot Drop Box With Wrecking Ball In Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

Some background via New Jersey’s Spotlight News: Republican Rep. Chris Smith has been in office since Jan. 3, 1981, in the last days of Jimmy Carter’s presidency. That he has spent 41 years in Congress is reason enough for voters to replace him, argue opponents Mike Crispi and Steve Gray. Both challengers also espouse positions that put them much further …

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NY Teen Charged With Threatening School Shooting

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports: A high school student in Suffolk County was arrested for threatening to carry out a massive shooting at his school, announced District Attorney Raymond Tierney. The 16-year-old from Bellport High School, whose name was being withheld due to his age, allegedly posted on his “Bellport Scholars” Instagram page that there could be a massive …

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LIVE VIDEO: Famous Liar Speaks At NRA Convention

As I noted in the comments of the post below, this livestream is being posted due to the possibly that some sort of fracas might break out because activists have infiltrated the convention. Nobody seriously expects the world’s most famous liar to say something worthwhile. The Hill reports: Former President Trump is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon at the National …

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Oklahoma Gov Candidate: God Wanted My Mother To Be Raped Because Life Actually Begins Before Conception

Newsweek reports: Mark Sherwood, an alternative medicine practitioner and former police officer, said on Thursday that he hopes to push a total abortion ban through the Oklahoma state legislature if he is elected. Sherwood, who was adopted, told Real America’s Voice host David Brody on a Thursday segment for The Water Cooler that his birth mother had likely been raped …

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Massive Crowd Protests Outside NRA Convention

The Associated Press reports: Protesters holding signs and crosses with photos of victims from this week’s Texas elementary school shooting, converged Friday outside the gun lobby National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston. Protesters, some shouting “NRA go away,” and “Shame, it could be your kids today,” jeered as thousands of members of the nation’s biggest gun lobby thronged the …

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Police Admit “Wrong Decisions” In TX Mass Shooting

Reuters reports: Panicked children and teachers placed half a dozen calls to 911 emergency services from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, while roughly 20 officers waited in a hallway for nearly an hour before entering the room, authorities said on Friday. At least two children called the 911 emergency number from the …

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Extremist Pastor Admits Fabricating Story About Trans Activist And Possible $250,000 Settlement May Result

The Great Falls Tribune reports: A conservative minister who seemed to be a darling of far-right politicians in the state has admitted that he fabricated a story about a transgender Native American lobbyist allegedly berating a state senator so badly that he sought the protection of the Montana Senate’s sergeant-at-arms. In a libel case that has raged on for more …

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Greenwood Tells Fox: Appearing At NRA Convention Would Be Endorsing The Weapon That Killed Children

“I just couldn’t go. It’s pretty obvious to me that to play – and I have to say the NRA cancelled its convention in 2020 and 2021, had moved it to Memorial Day on ‘22 – so we’re all contracted, a lot of us artists. “The unfortunate shooting in Texas took place at a very bad time. And for me …

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Arizona Senate Candidate Is A Fan Of The Unabomber

Politico Magazine does a deep dive into Blake Masters: Masters’ views, while hard right, are not quite fringe in today’s Republican Party. He’s a harsh critic of Big Tech and says Trump was robbed in 2020. He traffics in the “replacement theory” that Democrats want to change the electorate through a wave of undocumented immigrants. He opposes aid to Ukraine …

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Twitter Shareholders Sue Musk: “Stock Manipulation”

The Associated Press reports: Twitter shareholders have filed a lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of engaged in “unlawful conduct” aimed at sowing doubt about his bid to buy the social media company. The lawsuit filed late Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims the billionaire Tesla CEO has sought to drive down Twitter’s stock price …

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Texas Lt Gov Cancels Appearance At NRA Convention

And another accomplice flees the scene of the crime: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced Friday that he will not appear at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Houston in the aftermath of the Texas elementary school shooting. Patrick said in a press release that he would not want his appearance to “bring any additional pain or grief” …

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Court Tosses Con Man’s Lawsuit Against New York AG

CNBC reports: A judge on Friday dismissed a federal lawsuit by former President Donald Trump that sought to bar a civil investigation of his business by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Brenda Sannes came a day after a state appeals court in New York upheld subpoenas issued by James compelling Trump and two …

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