Monthly Archives: May 2022

“Let’s Go Brandon” Gun On Sale At NRA Convention

From the gunmaker’s Instagram page:  The NEW “Rally Cry” custom 1911 is the latest gun in @auto_ordnance series commemorating President Donald Trump’s administration. Each one of these special pistols are engraved by the artists at @outlawordnance with detailed imagery paying tribute to President Trump. The slide contains illustrations depicting the President’s “MAGA” rallies, his signature, and title as “45th President …

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Scott Adams On Uvalde: Let Kids “Kill Their Bullies”

Know Your Meme reports: As the US mourns the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde and grows increasingly angry at the local police officers who reportedly failed to help the kids inside despite their calls to 911, commentators have frustrated political opponents by floating solutions to help avoid school shootings in the future, such as homeschooling kids and remodeling …

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Major Pharmas Rush To Develop Monkeypox Tests

ABC News reports: Abbott Laboratories said Thursday that it is working to develop a test that it would then provide to partners of its Pandemic Defense Coalition, a spokesperson said. Abbott’s announcement comes one day after Roche announced it had developed three kits to detect the virus. Roche, which is based in Switzerland, said one test detects orthopoxviruses, which is …

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AP Fact Check: Ted Cruz Lied At NRA Convention

The Associated Press reports: Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn’t exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws. TEXAS SEN. TED CRUZ: “Gun bans do not work. Look at …

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Maskhole Sentenced To 15 Months For In-Flight Assault

NBC News reports: A California woman who admitted punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant after being asked to wear a mask and fasten her seatbelt was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday and ordered to pay more than $30,000 in fines and restitution, officials said. Vyvianna Quinonez, 29, will remain on supervised release for three years and attend anger …

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Madison Cawthorn Discloses Cryptocurrency Purchases At Center Of US House Ethics Probe On Insider Trading

CNBC reports: Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Friday belatedly disclosed suspected cryptocurrency transactions that earlier this month led the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation into the North Carolina Republican’s possible promotion of an asset he secretly owned. Cawthorn, 26, revealed Friday that he bought between $100,000 and $250,000 worth of “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocurrency on Dec. 21. The transaction …

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Proud Boys Leader Denied Release Before Trial

Reuters reports: A judge has denied the latest request by Enrique Tarrio, the former top leader of the right-wing group the Proud Boys, for release from jail while he awaits trial on criminal charges relating to last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. In an order issued late on Friday night, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said the evidence against …

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Gun Control Activist Confronts Ted Cruz At Restaurant: “19 Children Died And That’s On Your Hands” [VIDEO]

Via press release from Indivisible Houston: Indivisible Houston Board Member Benjamin Hernandez challenged Ted Cruz to support background checks and other measures during a break in dinner at Uptown Sushi on Westheimer. “He needs to be held accountable,” said Hernandez. “For him to attend the NRA Convention today after the murder of 19 kids and two teachers in Uvalde three …

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Trouble Brewing Between Stefanik And Trump Junior

Politico reports: Allies of Donald Trump Jr. issued a stark warning to Elise Stefanik recently: Keep friends’ kids out of your political rivalries. Those Trump Jr. allies were recently told that Stefanik’s camp was behind an effort to plant negative stories about Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a potential Stefanik competitor in House GOP leadership. It was also relayed to them …

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Homocon Rioter: I Pleaded Guilty But I Didn’t Do It

From the far-right Epoch Times: Brandon Straka, founder of the WalkAway Campaign, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct and admitted to telling protestors to take a shield from police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington. Yet according to Straka, he was forced under pressure to confess to a crime …

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SF Giants Manager To Boycott Anthem As “Glorification Of The Only Country Where Mass Shootings Take Place”

ESPN reports: As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” and that he “felt like a coward” for not protesting “the lack of delivery on the promise of what our national anthem represents.” Kapler told …

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Texas Gov Vows New Laws In Wake Of Mass Shooting

The Hill reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Friday said he expects new laws to be enacted in response the shooting this week that killed 21 people at an elementary school. “Do we expect any laws to come out of this devastating crime? The answer is yes. Absolutely yes,” Abbott said. When asked about calling a special session for …

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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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