Joe Jervis

MI Pastor Guilty Of Paying Boys To Have Sex With Wife

Kalamazoo’s CBS affiliate reports: A Kalamazoo pastor accused of paying teen boys for sex pleaded guilty Tuesday. Stricjavvar “Strick” Strickland pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly offering to sell transportation services for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, according to prosecutors. As part of the plea deal, Strickland will spend one year in jail and he will not have …

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Texas Pastor Guilty Of Stealing From Alzheimer’s Patient

The Tyler Morning Herald reports: A longtime Tyler pastor, coach and community figure will serve six months in the Smith County Jail and 10 years probation after pleading guilty to stealing from an elderly couple, his former church and a local nonprofit. Through a plea deal, Rev. Jerome Milton, who leads Open Door Bible Church in Tyler, admitted to using …

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Christian Site: Pastor Cindy Jacobs Prophesied “The FBI’s Raid On Donald Trump’s Home” Twelve Years Ago

From the far-right Christian site Charisma News: Just as the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons depicted a future full of video phones, robotics and Google-style office space, some modern-day prophets have prophesied about a future full of exposing corruption, fighting for individual freedom and shining a light on truth. One of those prophets is Cindy Jacobs, and her prophecy from 12 …

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Feds Order Water Cuts For Arizona And Nevada [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures an extreme drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. The cuts planned for next year will force states to make critical decisions about where to reduce consumption and whether …

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Val Demings +4 Over Marco Rubio In New Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D) leads Sen. Marco Rubio (R) by 4 percentage points in Florida’s Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll, released by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, shows Demings with the support of 48 percent of surveyed registered voters who said they would vote in the midterms. Rubio, …

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Sean Hannity: Trump Could Still Be Elected As A Felon

“Being a felon is not a disqualification. So even crimes potentially far more serious than what is being alleged, potential mishandling of classified information, doesn’t stop somebody from seeking the presidency. “If they think that they’re going to somehow make this about Donald Trump and prevent him from running from office, well they obviously have not read something called the …

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Graham: Garland Must “Show His Cards” With Affidavit

“When it comes to Trump there are no rules, every Republican should be suspicious of what’s happened in the past, happening again. “We need the affidavit. Show your cards, Merrick Garland. He can’t have it both ways, he can’t give us the inventory of the warrant without telling us why it was necessary. “Without the affidavit, we’re flying blind in …

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AZ Sec Of State Nominee Kept “Treason Watch List”

CNN reports: The Republican nominee for secretary of state in Arizona is a self-proclaimed member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers who repeatedly shared anti-government conspiracies and posts about stockpiling ammunition on social media. CNN’s KFile team uncovered previously unreported posts from Mark Finchem, an Arizona state representative who won his party’s nomination with the endorsement of former …

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Dems Accuse DHS Watchdog Of Hindering Riot Probe

The New York Times reports: The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog, who is under criticism for his handling of an investigation into missing Secret Service text messages around the time of the Capitol attack, is refusing to cooperate with congressional demands, even blocking his employees from testifying before Congress, two top Democrats said on Tuesday. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, …

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DeSantis Waives Teaching Requirements As He Moves To Hire Retired Cops, Enlisted Military Veterans [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal may take first responders, including former police officers, firefighters and EMTs, from those high-pressure environments and move them to K-12 classrooms. DeSantis said his proposed Governor’s Recruitment Program was “focusing on our heroes,” …

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Franklin Graham: “It Will Take God” To Fix The DOJ

Posted today to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: The swamp in Washington is getting bigger, and it will take God to drain it! Politics in this country has become so corrupt and partisan. Former President Trump has called for the immediate release of the unredacted federal warrant related to the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago home. I agree, why not release …

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Lawsuit Accuses Cardinal Of Sexually Assaulting Woman

The CBC reports: The name of a prominent Vatican cardinal, who is regarded as a potential successor to Pope Francis, appears on a list made public as part of a new class action against the Quebec diocese, Radio-Canada’s investigative program Enquête has found. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who was the archbishop of Quebec when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was taking …

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Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Out NFL Veteran Carl Nassib

Yahoo Sports reports: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached agreement with free-agent defensive end Carl Nassib on a one-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Nassib, 29, most recently played two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s best known for coming out in 2021 as the NFL’s first active openly gay player. The stint marks the second in Tampa for …

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Australian State Criminalizes Displays Of Nazi Imagery

Australia’s ABC News affiliate reports: Knowingly displaying Nazi flags or memorabilia bearing swastikas has been outlawed in New South Wales, with offenders facing up to a year’s jail time or a possible fine of over $100,000. The Crimes Amendment (Prohibition on display of Nazi symbols) Bill 2022 swiftly passed in the state’s upper house with unanimous support. It followed an …

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Video Platform Rumble Drops Ban On Hate Speech

The Daily Beast reports: While the online video platform Rumble has long taken criticism for amplifying right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories, the video-hosting service is preparing to head in an even darker direction, hiring one of Alex Jones’ lawyers to draft new content moderation policies that remove an existing ban on material that promotes or incites hate groups. In June, …

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FDA Finalizes Rule Allowing OTC Sales Of Hearing Aids

Via press release from the FDA: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. This action establishes a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, enabling consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment to purchase hearing aids directly from stores …

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Jill Biden Tests Positive For COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

CNN reports: First lady Dr. Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her spokesperson said Tuesday. “After testing negative for Covid-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back …

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Heathrow Airport Extends Capacity Limits Amid Chaos

Via press release from Heathrow Airport: Following a consultation with airlines, Heathrow has confirmed it will extend the existing limits on the airport’s capacity through to 29 October, the end of the summer season. This will provide passengers with confidence ahead of their half-term getaways. In July, Heathrow introduced temporary capacity limits to improve passenger journeys over the summer getaway. …

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Conservatives Fail In Bid To Recall Los Angeles DA

The Guardian reports: A campaign to recall the progressive Los Angeles district attorney, George Gascón, did not get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot and will not move forward, election officials announced on Monday. The failure of the initiative to remove Gascón in the middle of his first term is a victory for criminal justice reform advocates and a …

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Mulvaney Hopes Trump “Doesn’t Win The Nomination”

The Hill reports: Mick Mulvaney, who served as former President Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, on Monday said he hopes Trump does not win the 2024 GOP presidential primary if he runs for reelection. “We’ve got younger people, it’s time for Donald Trump to sort of go to the sideline, continue to push the policies that made him …

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