Joe Jervis

Google To Ban “Sugar Dating” Apps From Play Store

The Verge reports: “Sugar dating” apps will not be allowed on the Android Play Store from September 1st, Google has announced as part of a series of policy changes for the platform. The change, which was first reported by Android Police, specifically prohibits apps relating to “compensated sexual relationships.” Other changes coming to the platform include a new crackdown on …

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Freedom Caucus Pushes To Eject Kinzinger And Cheney From GOP Conference Because They Are “Two Spies”

Mediaite reports: A group of House Republicans is leading a push to remove Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) from the GOP conference. The effort comes more two months after Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership position as chair of the conference. Removing them from the conference would mean the end of their committee assignments and their ability …

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GOP House Reps Perform Mask Stunt On Senate Floor

The Hill reports: Nearly 40 maskless House Republican lawmakers walked across the Capitol and onto the Senate floor in protest of the Capitol physician’s decision to reinstate a mask mandate in the lower chamber but not in the upper chamber. Republicans complained that the policy, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democrats, is inconsistent, infringes on personal liberty, …

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MS Man Regrets Refusing Vax After Leg Amputation

New Orleans’s Fox News affiliate reports: Bryan Thompson, 43, is married to Audrey. He has a 6-year-old son named Endymion. He works for an IT company from home. He says he’s otherwise a healthy man, but he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. “I was unvaccinated, yeah, I myself was a little skeptical and I felt it got rushed, I wanted to …

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Woman Charged After Viral Close Call With Grizzly

The Billings Gazette reports: Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, has been charged in U.S. District Court in Yellowstone Park with feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intentionally disturbing wildlife and violating closures and use limits. She is set to appear in court Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. in Mammoth. On May 15, Dehring was visiting the Roaring Mountain area of …

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NYC’s Vessel Sees Fourth Suicide Since 2019 Opening

The New York Daily News reports: A teenage boy jumped to his death at from the Vessel at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards as his horrified family watched, police said. The 15-year-old leaped off the 150-foot-tall structure near W. 33rd St. and 10th Ave. about 12:53 p.m., cops said. The teen is the fourth suicide from the structure since it opened two …

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DOJ Task Force To Focus On Threats To Election Officials

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice has launched a law enforcement task force to address the rise in threats against election workers, administrators, officials, and others associated with the electoral process. “To protect the electoral process for all voters, we must identify threats against those responsible for administering elections, whether federal, state, or local,” said …

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FBI Most Wanted Capitol Riot Suspect Collared In PA

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: If there were any doubts about the role Samuel Lazar played during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, the Lancaster County man cleared them up within hours of the attack. He posted to Facebook: “There’s a time for war. Our constitution allows us to abolish our [government] and install a new one in [its] …

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Cultist Reps Booted From Prison Holding Rioters: We’re In “Totalitarian Marxist Territory, This Is A Dictatorship”

Raw Story reports: Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), and Louie Gohmert (TX) complained on Thursday after prison officials refused to allow them to enter a facility housing people who allegedly attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Conservative news outlets OAN and RSBN covered the lawmakers’ attempt to enter the facility. The stunt was billed as an …

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Ex-Cardinal Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teen Boy, Allegedly Then Told “Sinner” Victim To Pray For Himself

NPR reports: Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s, court records show. Court documents obtained by The Boston Globe shows that McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault …

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Anne Graham Lotz: Jesus Got My Son Out Of The ICU

From Anne Graham Lotz’s Facebook page: PRAISE GOD!!! Praise our prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God! Jonathan has just been moved out of ICU. Now he begins rehab!! My precious mother taught me the following poem that seems appropriate now: “Trust Him when dark doubts assail thee, Trust Him when they strength is small. Trust Him when to simply trust Him is the …

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GOP Rep Assails McCarthy Over “Bullshit” Mask Rule

Politico reports: Rep. Chip Roy confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday about a new Capitol Police bulletin that suggests congressional staffers and visitors could be arrested if they fail to heed the chamber’s new mask mandate. “This is bulls—. We need to lead,” Roy, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told McCarthy during a brief meeting …

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GOP Sen. John Kennedy Demands To Know If Justice Department Nominee Believes In God Or Not [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: “Do you believe in God?” Not a question typically asked in a Department of Justice confirmation hearing, particularly given the long-standing Congressional tradition of observing the Constitutional separation of church and state, but that didn’t keep Senator John Kennedy from hectoring nominee Hampton Dellinger over his religious beliefs. Dellinger is the former North Carolina deputy attorney general and …

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Anti-Vaxxer Chokes Out Regrets About Something

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: As the delta variant fuels a rise of COVID-19 cases in San Joaquin County, 25 people are in the ICU due to the virus. One of them is Philly Baird, a Ripon man who KCRA 3 first met in 2018. Baird had been so devoted to his beloved NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, he had …

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Insurrectionist Rep Wore Body Armor To Pre-Riot Rally

The Insider reports: Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said he wore body armor to Donald Trump’s January 6 rally in Washington, DC, after being tipped off about “risks” in the days leading up to the event, Slate reported. “I was warned on Monday” — January 4 — “that there might be risks associated with the next few days,” Brooks …

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GOP Senator “Grateful” For Cop That Shot Ashli Babbitt

“The person that shot her is a police officer shooting a criminal not complying with officers telling her, ‘Stop. Don’t come through that window. We have guns drawn. Don’t do it.’ “They’re protecting people, and the officer was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing. So then what would be the purpose of releasing that officer’s name? What do you …

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Former NRA Head Tried To Hide Killing Of Elephant

The Daily Beast reports: The former head of the National Rifle Association and his wife went to great lengths to ship parts of the elephant they killed in Botswana back home—and to keep their names far removed from it. According to The New Yorker, Wayne LaPierre and his wife, Susan, had elephant feet repurposed for stools, umbrella stands, and a …

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Masks Again Required Indoors At Disney Theme Parks

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: Face coverings will once again be required indoors and aboard all Resort transportation, regardless of vaccination status, at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning on Friday, July 30. Guests ages 2 and up will also be required to wear facial coverings in the queues for attractions at the four theme parks. Masks will continue to …

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Trump Vows To Primary McConnell Over Infrastructure Vote: He’s Giving The Democrats Everything They Want

The Hill reports: Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Republicans on Thursday after the upper chamber voted to take up debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package, accusing Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and so-called “RINOs” for surrendering to Democrats. “Under the weak leadership of Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans continue to lose,” Trump said in a statement. “He lost …

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US Gymnast Sunisa Lee Wins Gold In All-Around Event

The Associated Press reports: Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the women’s all-around. She edged Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in an entertaining and hotly contested final while Simone Biles watched from the stands. Lee’s total of 57.433 points was just enough to top Andrade. The Brazilian earned the first gymnastics all-around medal …

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