Joe Jervis

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: A federal judge has rejected an $46.8 million settlement of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct cases, saying some of its terms are “obnoxious” and it is not suitable for a class action. In a 20-minute hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the settlement improperly nullifies claims of non-participating parties, and delegates his responsibilities as a …

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GOP US House Rep Charged With Felony Voter Fraud

Topeka’s CBS News affiliate reports: U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins faces criminal charges of voter fraud. Shawnee Co. District Attorney Mike Kagay said Tuesday he filed four counts against Watkins: Interference with Law Enforcement, Providing False Information; Voting without being Qualified; Unlawful Advance Voting; and Failing to Notify the DMV of Change of Address. The first three are felonies, while the …

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TX Sees Record 10K+ Cases, Morgue Trucks Ordered

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas health officials on Tuesday reported a record-breaking number of new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day with 10,745 cases. The previous record for the most number of newly confirmed cases in the state had been set Saturday with 10,351 cases. The reported number of new cases had dropped significantly from 8,196 on Sunday to …

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Trump Defends Confederate Flag: “Freedom Of Speech”

Mediaite reports: CBS News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with the president Tuesday and pointed out that in 2015, when asked if he thinks the Confederate flag flying above the South Carolina state house needs to go, said, “I think it probably does, and I think they should put it in the museum.” “Do you still believe that?” Herridge asked. “All I …

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NC Sees Record Hospitalizations, ICUs At 78% Capacity

The Hill reports: North Carolina on Tuesday hit its record for the highest number of people hospitalized in one day from coronavirus. The state’s Department of Health and Human Services recorded 1,109 people hospitalized between about noon Monday and around noon Tuesday. The number increased by 69 hospitalizations from the previous 24 hours. A total of 73 percent of hospital …

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Limbaugh: Americans Must Adapt To COVID Like The Donner Party Did When They Adapted To Cannibalism

“You’ve heard of the Donner Party? Maybe some of you haven’t. The Donner Party, the Donner family and a bunch of travelers trying to get to California over the Sierra Nevada mountain range. They made the mistake of trying to make the trip in the middle of winter. “We’re talking the Lake Tahoe region. They get to the peak. It …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Hospital For “Possible Infection”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman. “Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. …

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Michigan Man Killed By Cop After He Stabbed Elderly Man Who Asked Him To Wear Mask At Store [VIDEO]

Click On Detroit reports: A Michigan man who refused to wear a mask inside a store was later shot and killed by a deputy after he stabbed another customer during an argument about the mask issue, police said. Investigators said the argument happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Dairy store in Dimondale. The argument ended with a 77-year-old …

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US-Canada Border Closure Extended Another Month

Nobody came blame them: The US border with Canada border is expected to remain closed until at least August 21, two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, extending the ban on non-essential travel between the two countries for another month. The extended restrictions will include stepped-up enforcement and surveillance at most Canadian land borders in the …

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Trump To Appoint Extremist Gorka To Security Board

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his intent to appoint controversial former aide Sebastian Gorka to a board that oversees the federal government’s national security education program. Gorka will serve a four-year term on the National Security Education Board, the White House said on Tuesday afternoon. A White House aide for less than a year, Gorka left his …

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OAHU: 44 New Cases Linked To Single Person [VIDEO]

Oahu’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Hawai’i State Department of Health has traced 44 cases of COVID-19 on O’ahu to a single person. The state says 24 cases associated with a training program at Hawaiian Airlines are also linked to 20 cases at two Oahu gyms. The state says a person infected during Hawaiian Airlines meetings worked out at both …

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Trump Goes Full-On “White Lives Matter” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, President Trump said the killing of George Floyd was “terrible” but appeared to bristle when asked why Black Americans are “still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country.” “So are White people. So are White people. What a terrible question to ask. So are White people,” …

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Maxwell To Be Held Without Bail Until July 2021 Trial

The BBC reports: Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and ex-girlfriend of the late US convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail in a high-profile sex case. At a hearing via video link, a New York judge said she would remain in custody while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for Epstein. Ms Maxwell, who pleaded not guilty, …

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Trump Admin Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC And Send All Coronavirus Patient Data To HHS Central Database

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain. The new instructions are contained in …

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Nazi Leader Guilty In Swatting Calls Against Journalists

Just in from the Justice Department: A former leader of the white supremacist group Atomwaffen Division pleaded guilty today to charges related to his role in a conspiracy that conducted multiple swatting events targeting journalists, a Virginia university, a historic Virginia church, and a former cabinet official. According to court documents, John Cameron Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, is a …

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Brian Brown: Send Money To Help Me Stop Polygamy

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: When the US Supreme Court illegitimately redefined marriage in their infamous 5-4 decision in the Obergefell case, we warned that among the consequences that would soon come is the inability to limit marriage to two people. That day is closer than ever to reality. In the city of Somerville, MA the City …

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Testing Czar Rejects Trump’s Attack: “None Of Us Lie”

Politico reports: “Look, we may occasionally make mistakes based on the information we have, but none of us lie. We are completely transparent with the American people,” the Trump administration’s coronavirus testing czar Brett Giroir told NBC’s “Today” show. Giroir’s remarks came after Trump retweeted a message Monday from Chuck Woolery, the conservative former game show host, who wrote online: …

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Philadelphia Bans Large Events Through February 2021

Philadelphia’s Fox News affiliate reports: The City of Philadelphia will no be permitting any large events until at least February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Large public events,” will not be permitted through February 28, 2021. “Today, I am really disappointed to announce that we will have a moratorium on large public events through February 28, 2021,” Mayor Jim …

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Pastor Sorry For Ignoring Masks After COVID Cases Among Flock Becomes “Too Great To Keep Track Of”

These stories have become so routine that I almost only need to swap out the names of the pastor and the church. A Tennessee pastor has apologized to his congregation as the coronavirus has infected countless church members — including himself and his family members — weeks after the church resumed indoor worship services and also hosted a state convention …

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Hate Group To Sue CA Gov Over New Lockdown Order

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: In California, we will be filing suit against Gov. Gavin Newsom on behalf of Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, who is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. The NHCLC represents 42,000 churches nationwide. In addition to NHCLC, Sam is the senior pastor of churches in Sacramento and Los Angeles. On July …

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