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TX Gov Signs Bills Mandating Winterizing Power Grid

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday two bills meant to improve the state’s main power grid and change the governance of the agency that operates it. Calls for sweeping changes to Texas’ power infrastructure have amplified since February, when a catastrophic winter storm left more than 4.8 million homes and businesses without power for days. …

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New TX Law Requires Promotion Of “Christian Heritage”

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: In the latest move in a wave of right-wing reaction against teaching about racism in American history, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation Monday establishing the “1836 Project,” an advisory committee that he said will promote “patriotic education” and ensure that future generations understand Texas values. The legislation requires the project to promote …

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Biden’s Press Plane Grounded By Swarm Of Cicadas

NPR reports: A plane carrying dozens of journalists preparing to take off from Washington, D.C. to cover President Biden’s first trip abroad was delayed for several hours Tuesday evening. A swarm of cicadas was evidently looking to hitch a ride to Europe with the press corps. A horde of Brood X cicadas had filled the plane’s engines, causing mechanical issues …

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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wins VA Dem Gov Primary

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Terry McAuliffe, the former governor seeking a return to the Executive Mansion, will represent Democrats this fall in a closely watched contest that will test Democrats’ political hold over the state in the post-Trump era. McAuliffe, 64, easily prevailed in a five-way Democratic primary where his fundraising, name recognition and connections to powerful Virginians made him …

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Jack Ciattarelli Defeats Cultists In NJ GOP Gov Primary

Politico reports: New Jersey Republicans looked past Donald Trump Tuesday, nominating a challenger to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy who once called the former president a “charlatan” and later acknowledged Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Jack Ciattarelli, a three-term former member of the New Jersey General Assembly who was backed by the state’s GOP establishment, defeated three other Republicans …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: It’s official: Chris Harrison will never return to “The Bachelor” franchise. Harrison’s departure comes following a media spectacle of a controversy that erupted when the longtime host made racially insensitive comments, defending a contestant from the franchise. Numerous insiders tell Variety that Harrison wanted to stay with the hit franchise, which he has hosted since it premiered in …

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NY To Lift Most COVID Rules When 70% Are Vaxxed

Gothamist reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the vast majority of New York’s coronavirus restrictions and safety measures will be lifted once 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—which he estimated could happen within the next two weeks. All capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection requirements, health screenings ,and contact tracing would …

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Trump Calls On Countries To Ban Twitter And Facebook

Via press release: Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I …

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Delgaudio: Burger King Sells “Homosexual Chickens”

A longtime JMG favorite is back from the dead: Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate, said “Burger King seems to have announced that their Chicken Sandwiches are homosexual chicken sandwiches by promising to donate 250,000 dollars to the homosexual lobby. Don’t support the gay lobby, homosexual chickens or donations to the homosexual lobby and avoid burger king. This nutty fast …

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Cultist Rep: Evidence Trump Won Is “Overwhelming”

The Washington Post reports: In an interview Monday with the Washington Examiner, Rep. Mo Brooks asserted that Trump beat President Biden “if only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens were counted.” He argued that there is “overwhelming and compelling” evidence to support the claim — although he provided none. He said that “somewhere in the neighborhood of 900,000 to …

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