Monthly Archives: January 2022

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Adele has postponed her Las Vegas residency indefinitely due to Covid-related production delays, she said in a tearful Instagram post. The residency was scheduled to begin tomorrow (Jan. 21) at the Colosseum of Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace Hotel; “All dates will be rescheduled, more info coming soon,” she wrote. “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she …

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Fox News Host: Dems Are Conducting “Race Warfare”

“What you’re seeing is an insidious transfer of power. The same people that demand removal, say of the Pledge of Allegiance, embraces this kind of progressive propaganda as a replacement. “So, in that framing, you see that they don’t want children paying respect to the country, they want the children to pay respect to an ideology that sees that the …

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Hannity Text: Keep Trump Away From “Crazy People”

The Hill reports: A letter from the panel to Ivanka Trump includes portions of text exchanges from Hannity and then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who has since returned to Fox.  “1- No more stolen election talk,” Hannity reportedly texted McEnany, who herself sat down with committee investigators last week after being subpoenaed. Per the letter, he continued, “2- Yes, …

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Kyle Rittenhouse Files To Get Gun Back And “Destroy” It

Milwaukee’s ABC News affiliate reports: Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and other property that police seized after his arrest. Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards filed paperwork with the Kenosha County Circuit Court on Wednesday seeking the return …

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DC Officials Warn Businesses Of Coming Anti-Vax March

The right wing Washington Times reports: D.C. officials alerted businesses Thursday about possible “threats” from pro-life and anti-vaccine protesters who might flout the city’s new vaccination passport mandate this week. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development emailed the alert to city business owners Thursday morning, citing the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s (HSEMA) …

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YouTube Axes Two Channels Run By Oath Keepers

Axios reports: YouTube has deactivated two channels linked to the Oath Keepers militia group whose members have been charged in relation to the January 6 Capitol riot, the company told Axios. The big picture: Social media platforms that were used to plan or promote the Capitol attack have moved with varying degrees of speed to bar the accounts involved. The …

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How Giuliani Led Campaign To Present Fake Electors

The Washington Post reports: On Dec. 14, 2020, the day of the electoral college vote, Republican electors convened in the capitals of five states that Joe Biden had won. They declared themselves “duly elected and qualified” and sent signed certificates to Washington purporting to affirm Donald Trump as the actual victor. At the time, the gatherings in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, …

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Judge: Riot Panel Can Have Trump Spox’s Bank Records

Roll Call reports: A federal judge in Washington rejected a request Thursday to stop a House committee from using bank records it obtained through a subpoena as part of the investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for former President Donald Trump, wanted the court to require the committee and its members to …

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McConnell: Blacks Vote Just As Much As “Americans”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter after making an insidious comment related to voting rights, in which he implied African Americans are not Americans. Prior to a vote to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor failed Wednesday, McConnell was asked by a reporter about concerns among …

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Maskhole Forces Return Of Miami To London Flight

CNN reports: An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday. “American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement,” American Airlines said in a statement. Local law enforcement met the flight …

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NYC Mayor To Convert First Paycheck To Bitcoin

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams revealed Thursday that he will convert his first City Hall paycheck into cryptocurrency, seeking to make good on a campaign promise to use and promote the virtual cash system while in office. The first paycheck, due to arrive Friday, will “automatically be converted” into Bitcoin and Ethereum, two popular cryptocurrencies, via Coinbase, …

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Cawthorn Cleans Gun During Hearing On Dead Soldiers

The Daily Beast reports: The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee took Wednesday as an opportunity to hold a virtual hearing on how toxic chemicals are killing U.S. soldiers. Rep. Madison Cawthorn took the hearing as an opportunity to clean his gun. Cawthorn, the youngest current member of Congress, fiddled with his black pistol while one witness explained how university medical researchers …

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Florida GOP Senate Leader Backs Open Carry Bill

Florida Politics reports: Senate President Wilton Simpson says he would support removing laws requiring a concealed-weapons permit to carry a gun if it comes to a vote. Simpson’s made the comment to reporters Wednesday after conservatives at the Republican Liberty Caucus said they met with the Senate President. The group has been among a cohort of pro-gun rights organizations pushing …

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Anti-Vax Rep. Thomas Massie Is Sick With Something

The Hill reports: Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Massie, who is not vaccinated, wrote in a tweet that he was experiencing cold and allergy symptoms for one day “but seem[s] to be over it.” He said he will not be voting, attending in-person meetings or making public appearances until next week. …

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Georgia DA Calls For Grand Jury In Trump Investigation

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is requesting a special grand jury to aid in her investigation of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. In a Thursday letter to Christopher S. Brasher, chief judge of Fulton County’s Superior Court, Willis said the move was needed because a “significant number …

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DeSantis: Anti-Vax Nurses Just Want To Have Babies

“Think about how ridiculous it is what they’re doing by trying to force the nurses with these vaxxes. You know a lot of these nurses have had COVID, a lot of them are younger, some of them. “They’re trying to have families, there’s a whole bunch of things that they have going on and so they don’t want to be …

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Austrian MPs Approve Europe’s First Vaccine Mandate

The Associated Press reports: Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe. Lawmakers voted 137 to 33 in favor of the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over. Exemptions are made for pregnant women, people who for medical reasons can’t …

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Carlson To Again Suck Up To Hungary’s Authoritarian

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ top-rated host Tucker Carlson announced on Wednesday evening, “Next week we return to Hungary for important reporting. Get ready!” Critics of Carlson were quick to pounce on the controversial trip – particularly as news of the growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines. Carlson, who has broadcast from Hungary before, interviewed Hungarian …

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Canadian High School To Drop Prince Andrew Name

The Halifax Coast reports: On Wednesday morning, Craig Campbell, the principal of Dartmouth’s Prince Andrew High School, sent out a mass email. “I am writing to share some exciting news!” he began, going on to say “we are resuming the process of changing the name of Prince Andrew High School.” The Woodlawn Road school first opened in 1960, and currently …

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Riot Committee To Seek Testimony From Ivanka Trump

CNN reports: Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot, told reporters on Thursday that the panel will be inviting former President Donald Trump’s daughter and then-White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump to talk to the committee This is a major step for the panel closing in on the former President’s inner circle. …

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