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  • Illinois assault weapons ban: Court expands restraining order to cover entire state

    02/01/2023 10:13:25 AM PST · by usconservative · 1 replies
    Fox 32 News Chicago ^ | 01/31/2023 | Mike Flannery
    CHICAGO - An appellate court has upheld a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Illinois’ assault weapons ban, and expanded it to cover the entire state. The TRO was issued by an Effingham County judge after attorney Thomas DeVore filed a lawsuit in state court against the law on behalf of 866 plaintiffs. Tuesday’s ruling actually expands the restraining order statewide. Judges suggested that lawmakers who rushed to pass the legislation earlier this month should have slowed down to explain why police and security guards, and several other categories of people, get to buy the firearms but others do not. "This...
  • Cohen says he turned over cellphones to Manhattan prosecutors investigating Trump hush-money payments

    02/01/2023 9:52:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-01-2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday revealed that he recently turned over his cellphones to Manhattan prosecutors who are investigating hush-money payments paid to adult-film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 elections. “Most recently, they asked for my cellphones because they want to be able to extract from it the voice recordings that I had had with Keith Davidson, former attorney to Stormy Daniels before Michael Avenatti, as well as a bunch of emails, text messages and so on,” Cohen told Don Lemon on “CNN’s This Morning.” The phones, which were previously taken by federal investigators in 2018,...
  • What do we think about Trump bashing Ron DeSantis?

    02/01/2023 9:50:19 AM PST · by RandFan · 65 replies
    twitter ^ | Feb 1st | RF
    @CryptidPolitics Trump World is debuting an interesting strategy in the lead up to 2024: “Let’s bash and lie about the most popular Republican governor!” I’m sure that will be a winning strategy.
  • The Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost days

    02/01/2023 9:49:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2018 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
    The History Guy remembers the Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost days. It is a curious calendar-related piece of forgotten history that deserves to be remembered.The Calendar Act of 1750 and eleven lost daysThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered1.14M subscribers | 186K views | 5 years ago
  • Biden Shows Off New Electric Car That Can Hold Over 17 Boxes Of Classified Documents

    02/01/2023 9:49:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | Feb 1, 2023
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden took to the streets of D.C. today to promote a brand new electric car, capable of holding at least seventeen boxes of highly-classified documents."I can get all of these top-secret files to my beach house on a single charge! Not a joke!" said Biden, cruising up Pennsylvania Avenue. "Wait, weren't there eighteen boxes? Eh, who cares. Who wants ice cream??"President Biden drove the car as part of his climate initiative, hoping to encourage everyday Americans to purchase $100,000 electric vehicles. "While no one can afford the electric car President Biden was driving, which happens to...
  • Ancient Goo Spills The Secrets of How The Egyptians Mummified Their Dead

    02/01/2023 9:42:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 02 February 2023 | By MICHELLE STARR
    An illustration depicting the ancient Egyptian process of embalming. (Nikola Nevenov) ********************************************************* An analysis of the residue on ceramics found in an ancient embalming workshop has given us new insights into how ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. Even more astonishingly, a team of scientists has been able to link different substances to the specific parts of the body on which they were used. This discovery is, in part, thanks to the residues themselves, which were studied using biomolecular techniques; but many of the vessels were intact, including not just the names of their contents, but instructions for their use. "We...
  • ‘We Were Really Dedicated’: Arian Foster, Marlon Humphrey Claim NFL Is ‘Scripted’

    02/01/2023 9:35:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 01, 2023 10:36 AM ET | ANDREW POWELL CONTRIBUTOR
    I went ballistic when I first saw this. The “NFL is rigged” conversation has been happening for years now, but with how things went down in the Jan. 29 AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals (specifically with the officiating), the talks have ratcheted up. And now, former Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster is getting involved, throwing some fuel into the fire with one statement: “The league is scripted.” Speaking on his “Macrodosing” podcast with PFT Commenter, Foster elaborated on an off-air comment alleging that NFL players receive a script. “We were...
  • Unfettered, Uncontrolled Immigration is a Cancer on the American Republic

    02/01/2023 9:28:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-01-23 | Vince
    The question is, why does it continue unabated? There are lots of reasons. One of the big drivers is the pernicious Chamber of Commerce. Big business in America needs workers. Illegal immigrants swell the worker pool, doing many of those supposed “jobs Americans won’t do.” You know, those in the construction industry, hotels, farming, etc. To the degree that big business can employ illegal immigrants at wages below those which would be required to pay Americans to work, illegal immigration is a winning issue for them. Another is the Catholic Church, which not only solicits funds from parishioners but also...
  • Kari Lake Is Too Reckless to Run for Office Again

    02/01/2023 9:24:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/01/2023 | Stephen Green
    Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake now has a criminal referral against her for tweeting photos of actual voter signatures.Secretary of State Adrian Fontes — a Democrat — wrote in his referral, “The protections afforded by this subsection prohibit posting any information derived from voter registration forms or precinct registers to the internet, and under no circumstance may a person other than the voter or [a] statutorily authorized person reproduce a voter’s signature.”Fontes referred Lake for the class 6 felony — the least severe category, typically with sentences between four months and two years if found guilty — for this...
  • House Votes to End COVID Precautions Including Lifting Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

    02/01/2023 9:22:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/01/2023 | Ric Moran
    Against the wishes of Joe Biden, House Republicans passed a bill that would end the public health emergency, opening a can of worms for the healthcare industry and state and local governments. On Monday, Biden announced he was ending the pandemic emergency in May. Unraveling and unpacking the programs, the money, the mandates, and other public health measures that were initiated during the health emergency will take time, the administration says. Lifting the emergency immediately would “create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system,” says the White House. The abrupt end to the pandemic emergency would no doubt...
  • Caught on video: Chicago police officer beats man in holding cell as another cop holds him down

    02/01/2023 9:19:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | BySarah Schulte WLS logo Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:19PM
    CPD said both officers have served their time and are back on the street. CHICAGO (WLS) -- Damien Stewart admits he has made mistakes in the past, which includes breaking the law, but the 31-year-old man said he never did anything to deserve a beating from two Chicago police officers while in a holding cell at the 4th District almost four years ago. "They struck me. I don't know why they struck me. I didn't say anything, or make any aggressive movements," Stewart said. Stewart said it all started with a traffic stop at the corner of 75th and Stoney...
  • Dems Propose Unlimited Debt [semi-satire]

    02/01/2023 9:15:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 January 2023 | John Semmens
    With Republicans demanding spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the federal debt limit and President Biden refusing to consider negotiating a compromise, House Democrats are proposing legislation that would eliminate any limit on the debt. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill) argued that "if there were sufficient popular support for limiting how much the government can borrow voters wouldn't be electing so many Democrats. Rather than periodically raising the limit, I say we simply allow the government to borrow and spend as much as it wants to. The GOP's refusal to go along threatens the full faith and credit of...
  • If web development is so profitable, why isn't everyone doing it?

    02/01/2023 9:14:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Quora ^ | 02/01/2023 | Wes Winn, B.S. in Computer Science, University of Washington
    Somewhere along the line, someone noticed that in software development, a few people are self-taught, and then suddenly they (erroneously) correlated software development with easy money. The truth is that it isn’t that easy.I’m not going to suggest that the field is overall something super difficult like Physical Chemistry, but it’s also not trivial to learn like my first job at McDonald’s. Though to be honest, getting those cone swirls right was for sure a pride point! I often see questions like, “how can I teach myself to code and have a full-time programmer job in 6 months.” I imagine...
  • Potential short term fix for owners of a pistol with a pistol brace deemed an SBR

    02/01/2023 9:11:35 AM PST · by Myrddin · 36 replies
    Self | Feb 1, 2023 | Myrddin
    The new ATF pistol brace ruling has been published in the Federal Register starting the 120 day countdown to apply for the ATF tax stamp, surrender the "SBR" to the ATF or destroy the firearm. Anyone who has applied for an ATF tax stamp for an SBR knows this usually takes 6 months to a year for approval. If you apply now, you will be in possession of an SBR without the ATF tax stamp in 120 days. Instant felony.The purpose of this post is to offer another option. Find an FFL licensed to sell NFA firearms. Arrange for the...
  • All-American Swimmer Who Competed with Lia Thomas: ‘I Feel Betrayed, Belittled’

    02/01/2023 9:11:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2023 | PAUL BOIS
    Riley Gaines, the Kentucky swimmer who tied with transgender athlete Lia Thomas in the women’s 200-meter freestyle event at the NCAA championships, penned an op-ed for Fox News calling for the country to properly recognize that female sports need protection. Gaines wrote her op-ed in honor of the 37th National Girls and Women in Sports day that will be celebrated on February 1, arguing that the very concept of women’s sports teams faces annihilation from men who wish to compete alongside females. “Males are hurdling themselves forward in national rankings stealing scholarships, titles, and opportunities from women who have worked...
  • Today’s Cryptogram 

    02/01/2023 9:08:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
  • Early poll: DeSantis beating Trump among Alabama Republicans

    02/01/2023 9:07:18 AM PST · by hcmama · 43 replies
    Alabama Daily News ^ | February 1, 2023 | TODD STACY
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A recent poll of Alabama Republican Primary voters shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leading former President Donald Trump by almost 20 points in a hypothetical matchup for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.A full 50% of those surveyed said they would either definitely or probably vote for DeSantis, while just 31% said they would definitely or probably vote for Trump. Among those who remain undecided, 3% lean toward DeSantis, 4% lean toward Trump and 9% are firmly unsure.
  • Florida man Kevin Justin Mayorga bites off pet python’s head in fight: police

    02/01/2023 9:04:48 AM PST · by DFG · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/01/2023 | Emily Crane
    A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly biting the head off a pet python in the middle of a domestic dispute, police said. Kevin Justin Mayorga, 22, is accused of sinking his teeth into the snake after he got into an argument with a woman in a Cutler Bay apartment early Monday, NBC Miami reported. Cops encountered the decapitated python after they responded to reports of the domestic incident just after 5:30 a.m. The officers reported hearing a man and woman screaming inside the apartment before the female shouted for police to “just kick the door in.” Mayorga subsequently...
  • So where does that migrant entitlement mentality come from in New York City? Look to what the illegal aliens heard (and saw) from their government, growing up in Venezuela

    02/01/2023 9:03:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2023 | Monica Showalter
    As if the cost alone weren't enough to make the millions of illegal migrants brought in by Joe Biden's open borders unpopular here, the ingratitude and entitlement mentality of these illegals now seals the deal. According to National Review:More than 50 migrants camped outside the Watson Hotel in Manhattan in protest on Sunday night as the city sought to move the single male migrants to a new shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to make space for migrant families.The new shelter holds as many as 1,000 single adult men and provides the same services the migrants had been receiving, city...
  • UK documents: Bush ordered CIA to find replacement for Arafat

    02/01/2023 9:02:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 02/01/2023 | Aljazeera
    Former United States President George W Bush ordered the CIA to search for a replacement for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the escalation of the second Intifada in 2001, the BBC said, quoting recently released British documents. The US effort came after the failure of the Camp David negotiations in 2000 between Arafat and then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The talks followed the escalation of violence in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to the BBC documents, Bush expected early on that Ariel Sharon, who succeeded Barak, would use the Gaza Strip to sow divisions...