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  • Mid-Tier Donor Class Very Worried About Ron DeSantis 2024 Management Agenda

    March 25, 2023 | Sundance | 361 Comments Before getting to the latest developments regarding the worries of the mid-tier donor class within the republican apparatus, I want to provide some context for the overall Ron DeSantis (RdS) management agenda. I can trace the origin of the RdS 2024 scheme to an originating timeframe in late fall 2021. It may go back further than that, but it is at least in place by the late fall of 2021. That means that everything within the professional republican apparatus, those who manipulate the political events from the controlling wing of the republican...
  • Judge Kyle Duncan Gives Free Speech Lecture at Notre Dame After Being Shouted Down at Stanford

    03/25/2023 12:54:25 PM PDT · by CFW
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/25/23 | Zachary Steiber
    A U.S. judge delivered a speech at a university on March 24, a few weeks after students and a top staffer prevented him from doing so at Stanford University. U.S. District Judge Kyle Duncan, a Trump appointee, told listeners at the University of Notre Dame that there’s a “vital tradition of free speech in this country” and that students have the right to protest him. “It’s a great country, where you can harshly criticize federal judges and nothing bad will happen to you. You might even get praised or promoted,” he said. “But make no mistake. What went on in...
  • New York nears deal creating first ban in the country on gas stoves for new homes.

    03/25/2023 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3.25.2023 | Kyle Morris
    Lawmakers in New York are gearing up to enact legislation that would prohibit gas stoves from being used in new buildings, including new single-family homes and new commercial properties. Should the proposal — included in the state budget that's due March 31 — receive a nod from Empire State lawmakers, it would be the first piece of legislation in the nation to target gas and fossil fuel appliances.
  • Billionaire Investor Warns Economy Heading for ‘Train Wreck’ After Fed’s Latest Move

    03/25/2023 12:45:06 PM PDT · by CFW · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/24/23 | Tom Ozimek
    Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said that the Federal Reserve’s latest decision to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, combined with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s remarks that there are no plans for unlimited deposit guarantees, was a “big mistake” that puts more pressure on smaller banks and sends the economy toward a “train wreck.” Ackman issued his warning in a series of tweets over the course of the past several days, after the Fed on Wednesday raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point and Yellen told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that there were no immediate plans...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Our King, Forever and For All

    03/25/2023 12:42:43 PM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 03.25.23 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Luke 1:26-38Friends, in today’s Gospel from Luke, we find the Annunciation to Mary. Here is what Gabriel said to the Virgin: “You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. . . . The Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”No first-century Israelite would have missed the meaning here: this child shall be the fulfillment of the promise made to King David.And this...
  • Jan. 6 Videos Show Antifa Infiltrating Trump Supporters, Trumpers Stopping Vandals (March 11, 2023)

    03/25/2023 12:40:57 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2023 | Catherine Salgado
    Videos of Jan. 6, 2021, some of which were previously censored, are now circulating online and sparking controversy and shock. The videos show people who appear to be Antifa infiltrating Trump supporters and Trump supporters stopping Antifa vandalism. Another video shows a man who said he witnessed Antifa disguising themselves and saying they wanted to make Trump supporters look bad. The eyewitness further insisted the Jan. 6 protesters committing vandalism were not Trump supporters. Go to the article for videos and good formatting.
  • Nancy Pelosi Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Denver Handgun Attack

    03/25/2023 12:36:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed an “assault weapons” ban in the wake of Wednesday’s handgun attack at Denver East High School. She was speaking at a gun control rally on Thursday when she called for the ban. Pelosi tweeted: NPR reported that the 17-year-old East High School attacker used a handgun. This means an “assault weapons” ban would not, in any way, have prevented the attack from occurring.
  • NPR hit with massive layoffs, cancels 4 podcasts

    03/25/2023 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Robwin · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 24, 2023 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    National Public Radio was the latest media organization to implement mass layoffs, leading to the cancelation of multiple programs.NPR itself confirmed Thursday that it had cut 10% of its workforce on Thursday, impacting roughly 100 employees, adding that it tends to roll back the workforce from 1,200 to an estimated 1,050 employees, the "largest reduction in staff since the 2008 recession.""We literally are fighting to secure the future of NPR at this very moment by restructuring our cost structure. It's that important. It's existential," NPR chief executive John Lansing told NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik.
  • Yale Economics Professor Explains Latest Banking Collapse

    03/25/2023 12:31:05 PM PDT · by CFW · 6 replies
    Principia-Scientific ^ | 3/25/23 | Richard Wolfe
    In this video, Professor Richard Wolff discusses being in Yale economics class with now-US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who learned everything alongside him and betrayed it all. The first question posed to Professor Wolff is what happened to the Silicon Valley Bank and he explains that it isn’t a special or unique occurrence but rather a common one. This is because banks decades ago proved to the American people that they cannot be trusted with something as important as money and the current Government is allowing this to continue. We must remember that these banks are private capitalist enterprises and...
  • Exclusive — Watch: Speaker McCarthy Vows Full Public Release of Capitol’s January 6 Surveillance Tapes

    03/25/2023 12:19:00 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2023 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he intends to fully release to the public the tens of thousands of hours of U.S. Capitol surveillance footage from January 6, 2021. “Yeah,” McCarthy said when asked if the tapes will be fully released to the public…. “We just want to make sure we go through them all, and it takes time….” But McCarthy told Breitbart News that Carlson just got the first bite at the apple and that these videos will be released more broadly in the coming weeks…. “Well this is all about transparency,” McCarthy said...
  • DA Alvin Bragg’s staffer hangs up on ‘bulls–t’ congressional phone call

    03/25/2023 12:17:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 25, 202 | Jon Levine
    Rude reps for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg told a House Judiciary staffer to “stop calling us with this bulls–t” after he made multiple attempts to get in touch by phone. The Judiciary Committee staffer who called Bragg’s office at noon on Wednesday was promptly hung up on after he identified himself to a woman who answered the phone, a person familiar with the call told The Post. When the staffer called back a second time and identified himself, a second woman bluntly told him, “Your committee has no jurisdiction over us. You’re wrong. Stop calling us with this bulls—t,”...
  • Largest Methodist Church in Michigan Votes 616-9 to Leave the Denomination

    03/25/2023 12:08:24 PM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 3/5/23 | Jack Gist
    Jesus was a rebel. He rebelled against the world and overcame it. In times like these, Christian unity can be found in rebellion. But Christians are, of course, to strive for peace and avoid conflict when they can. Where to draw the line? Take the case of Cornerstone Church of Caledonia in Michigan, the largest United Methodist congregation in the state. It has voted to leave the mainline Protestant denomination, according to The Christian Post. The vote wasn’t close, either. The final tally came in at 616-9, with two abstentions. The UMC website emphasized that the split has not been...
  • Russia to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

    03/25/2023 12:02:33 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 45 replies
    Guardian ^ | 3/25/23 | The Guardian
    Russia has struck a deal with Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory but will not violate non-proliferation agreements, Vladimir Putin has said.The Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, had long raised the issue of stationing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which borders Poland, Putin told state television.“There is nothing unusual here either: firstly, the United States has been doing this for decades,” he said. “They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries. A video grab from footage released by the Russian defence ministry last month apparently shows Russian forces in a drill...
  • Another Eyewitness Comes Forward Alleging Janet Protasiewicz Repeatedly Assaulted Elderly Man

    03/25/2023 11:56:01 AM PDT · by lionstar · 8 replies ^ | Mar 24, 2023 | Meg Ellefson
    How can someone who allegedly repeatedly assaulted an elderly man be fit to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court? How can someone who has been accused of using racist slurs be qualified to be a judge? How can someone with such low character and questionable temperament be a viable candidate for this role? Why aren’t those who best know her personally speaking out to defend her? Where are the statements of support from her close friends, family (current husband) and co-workers? Out of state organizations and Hollywood celebrities pouring money into her campaign in an attempt to buy this election...
  • NYC teachers union hosting seminar on ‘harmful effects of whiteness’

    03/25/2023 11:53:09 AM PDT · by thegagline · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 03/25/2023 | Rich Calder
    The New York City teachers union is sponsoring a virtual workshop on fighting back against the “harmful effects of whiteness in our lives.” The United Federation of Teachers’ online seminar, dubbed “Holding the Weight on Whiteness,” is scheduled for Monday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be hosted by Queens-based psychotherapy consultant and self-proclaimed “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader” Erica Sandoval. UFT members who are licensed mental health professionals can earn two hours of credit toward their continuing education credentials, which can eventually result in a higher salary. The workshop costs $25 to attend and will focus on...
  • Chad says it has nationalized all assets owned by Exxon Mobil

    03/25/2023 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2023 | Bate Felix
    N'DJAMENA, March 23 (Reuters) - Chad has nationalized all the assets and rights including hydrocarbon permits and exploration and production authorisations that belonged to a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), the Central African nation's energy and hydrocarbons ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Exxon Mobil said in December that it had closed the sale of its operations Chad and Cameroon to London-listed Savannah Energy (SAVES.L) in a $407 million deal, but the Chadian government contested the agreement, saying the final terms were different from what Exxon Mobil had presented. It warned that it may ask courts to block Savannah's...
  • Dear FRiends, our 1st qtr FReepathon is running behind. It looks like we're not going to hit our target, but with your help, maybe we can at least get it over 90%.

    03/25/2023 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    03/25/23 | Jim Robinson
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to bring in at least another 7% before the end of the quarter. We have at least another 1.5% in monthlies coming in and Chris is going to the PO Box on Monday and Friday next week, and that could bring in another 1-2% from our mail-in donors. And we should be able to bring in the remaining 4% or so in online credit card and PayPal donations. Please click here: to donate by Credit CardOr here: to donate by PayPalOr by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771...
  • FLORIDA: Proposed Legislation Would Hide Governor’s Travel Records From the Public

    03/25/2023 11:30:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | 03/25/2023
    With the Ron DeSantis book tour, which some people have called a ‘de facto presidential campaign,’ there has been an increase in public records requests for the governor’s travel records.In response, Florida lawmakers are pushing legislation that would shield the governor and other state officials’ travel records from the public.Members of the Florida Legislature moved this week to shield Gov. Ron DeSantis’s travel records from the public, proposing to change the state’s public information laws just as the governor ramps up what is expected to be a 2024 presidential campaign.— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 24, 2023The bill...
  • Driver Arrested for Intentionally Running Over Woman With Car in Broward: BSO

    03/25/2023 11:27:31 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 12 replies
    NBC6 ^ | March 24, 2023 | Steve Litz
    A woman was arrested and charged for intentionally running over another woman with her car Friday near unincorporated Broward County, deputies said. Officers responded to the scene in the 2600 block of Northwest 13th Court, near Fort Lauderdale, at around 9 a.m. after reports of a hit-and-run, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Deputies found a woman suffering from injuries and rushed her to the hospital. The victim's identity and condition were not released, but family members identified her as Antanisha Gore. Investigators said the victim was involved in an ongoing disturbance since last night with another woman, who they...
  • Trump Exploits Little-Known Legal Loophole Where You Avoid Indictment By Not Committing A Crime

    03/25/2023 11:23:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    As rumors continue to filter in that Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg's attempt to indict former President Donald Trump is falling apart, a new report has indicated Trump's team of attorneys is seeking to exploit a little-known legal loophole through which he can avoid indictment by not actually committing any crime. "Not many people actually know this, but not committing a federal crime is a great way to completely avoid indictment," said Joe Tacopina, a member of Trump's legal team. "Having a veritable who's who of attorneys in your corner is helpful to really dig deep and find this type of...