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  • Top Ron DeSantis PAC spokesman admits 'we are way behind': Steve Cortes concedes Trump is the 'runaway frontrunner' and the Florida governor 'has work to do' in blunt assessment of 2024 prospects

    07/03/2023 6:06:00 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 131 replies
    DailyMail ^ | July 3, 2023 | Nikki Schwab
    Steve Cortes, a former Trump surrogate who now is the spokesman for DeSantis' Never Back Down PAC, participated in a Twitter Spaces discussion Sunday night with the anonymous Twitter user CryptoLawyerz. 'Right now in national polling we are way behind, I'll be the first to admit that,' Cortes said. 'I believe in being blunt and honest. It's an uphill battle but clearly Donald Trump is the runaway frontrunner.' 'In the first four states which matter tremendously, polls are a lot tighter, we are still clearly down,' he said. 'We're down double digits, we have work to do.' While Cortes became...
  • DeSantis is now a millionaire. Unfortunately, he still has student loans to pay off.

    06/30/2023 5:08:45 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30, 2023 | Kimberley Leonard
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis almost quadrupled his net worth in a year, thanks to a seven-figure payday from his bestselling memoir, "The Courage to be Free." The 2024 candidate's net worth as of December 31, 2022, was $1,174,331, according to documents he filed to the Florida Commission on Ethics ahead of a July 1 deadline. A year earlier, DeSantis' net worth was nearly $319,000. The lift in salary was largely thanks to a $1.25 million book advance DeSantis got from Broadside Books, the conservative arm of HarperCollins Publishing that is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Since filing his last...
  • Team DeSantis Starting to Feel the Pressure of Unrealized Billionaire Expectations

    07/03/2023 5:45:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Despite numerous pontifications to the contrary, it was always going to go this way. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the idiot professional political consultants, those enlisted by the Sea Island billionaires to try and drag the $100 bill on a fishing string through the MAGA hood, were only going to fool the first few blocks of voters; after that, people wised up. The problems are too numerous to encapsulate; however, for the sake of brevity they can be argued into three main buckets: (1) Fakery, the entire dishonest operation from the outset (triggered visibly in ’21, originating back in ’18)...
  • Dolly Parton Bashes ‘Greedy Politicians’ Who ‘Wouldn’t Know the Truth if It Bit Them’

    07/03/2023 1:09:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/2023 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    politicians” who “wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them.” After being asked if she would ever consider running for office, the singer said, “No, I’m running from office.” “In the middle of the night, I wake up with this song in my mind, and I just felt the need to address what’s going on in the world today, my feelings and thoughts about it, because I’m not one for speaking out much on those sort of thing,” Parton said in a recent interview with BBC News.
  • The 2023 Oscar Nominee Gift Bag Has a Whopping Six-Figure Value

    03/07/2023 12:13:33 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 45 replies
    InStyle ^ | 3/6/23 | Tessa Petek
    The favors seem to get even more outrageous with every passing awards season, and the 2023 package is valued at a whopping six-figures, with plots of land in Australia, luxury vacations to Italy and Canada, Art Lipo body sculpting, facial rejuvenation procedures from Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, and more lavish items. So, even if the artist isn't walking away with the golden trophy, it's safe to say they are not going home empty handed. "We are excited and proud to once again be creating what is known worldwide as the ultimate swag bag," Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary said in a...
  • ‘It’s not enough’: Gen Z Pittsburghers react to Biden’s student debt cancellation

    08/25/2022 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 24, 2022 | Jesse Bunch
    On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his administration would cancel $10,000 in student debt for many borrowers, while extending a pause on monthly loan payments through the end of the year. For students and young people in Pittsburgh, it should have been a cause for celebration; but just hours after the announcement, reactions skewed negative as left-leaning activists argued the president should have honored his campaign commitment to cancel all student debt. Meanwhile, Republicans chided Mr. Biden for what they see as the president bowing to the progressive movement. “In my opinion, it’s not enough,” said Allie Holler, a University...
  • John Oliver Calls Out Greedy Landlords In Report On Skyrocketing Rents

    06/20/2022 3:27:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 06/20/2022 | Ron Dicker
    John Oliver on Sunday pointed out that housing is now “the thing a 16-year-old TikTok millionaire can afford and you can’t.” (Watch the video below.) On “Last Week Tonight” the host took aim at skyrocketing rents and some of the greedy attitudes behind them.
  • Hunter Biden ripped Bill Clinton as ‘a--hole’ who ‘looks like s--t,' said Clinton aides are 'greedy': Emails

    04/27/2022 2:31:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/22 | Jessica Chasmar , Cameron Cawthorne
    Hunter Biden ripped former President Bill Clinton as an ‘a—hole’ who ‘looks like s—t’ in a 2016 email exchange and took aim at multiple Clinton aides in 2015 emails with his longtime business partner Eric Schwerin and Delaware’s now-chief deputy attorney general, Alexander Mackler. In the April 8, 2016, exchange obtained by Fox News Digital, Schwerin shared a video clip of Clinton in an email thread with Hunter Biden and Mackler, who was deputy counsel to Vice President Joe Biden at the time. The clip showed the former president clashing with Black Lives Matter protesters during a 2016 Hillary Clinton...
  • CHINA POLITICS WORLD Italy gave China PPE to help with coronavirus — then China made them buy it back

    04/06/2020 3:21:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Spectator ^ | 4/4/20 | Amber Athey
    China has tried to restore its image after lying to the world about the seriousness of its coronavirus outbreak, but its attempts at humanitarianism have turned out to be as slippery as its wet markets. After COVID-19 made its way to Italy, decimating the country’s significant elderly population, China told the world it would donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Italy stop its spread. Reports later indicated that China had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy. A senior Trump administration official tells The Spectator that it is much worse than that: China forced Italy to buy back...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Income Has Skyrocketed Since She Entered The Senate In 2013

    08/23/2018 10:00:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/22/2018 | Andrew Kerr
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s personal income has risen substantially since she entered the Senate in 2013, according to 10 years of tax return documents her campaign released Wednesday. The Massachusetts Democrat and her husband, Harvard Law School professor Bruce Mann, earned a combined adjusted gross income of nearly $5.4 million from 2013 to 2017, according to their tax returns — a 42 percent increase from the couple’s combined income of almost $3.8 million in the five years prior to Warren’s ascension to Congress. Warren earned over half of the couple’s combined income during those years, even without counting her Senate salary....
  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • PEZ cancels Easter egg hunt after parents prematurely storm field

    03/28/2016 8:47:47 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 55 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 3-28-16 | CNN wire
    PEZ Candy abruptly canceled its third annual Easter egg hunt Saturday after parents stormed the field in Connecticut, according to a company news release. Children as young as 4 were pushed aside by parents eager to grab as many of the 9,000 eggs hidden in three fields. It was originally advertised to be three separate events, to be broken up by age groups, beginning at 10:30 a.m., before a visit from the Easter Bunny, according to the PEZ Company. Instead of waiting for their designated time, people chose to enter the first field before anyone from PEZ starting the event,...
  • People who say Hillary isn't a LIAR are...

    10/10/2015 4:29:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    October 10, 2015 | Vanity
    People who say Hillary isn't a LIAR are Liars Working for Hillary Sadly, still able to vote Ignorant Too stupid to earn a living Too lazy to earn a living Socialists Communists Crooks Grifters Reprobates Sexual predators
  • Windows 10 : Microsoft's Waterloo?

    09/22/2015 3:13:30 PM PDT · by publius911 · 85 replies
    Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 for over a year now, and it seems to be "successful."
  • The New King Coal: George Soros

    08/17/2015 8:55:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/17/2015 | Steve Miloy
    I predicted in this column last week that the left wasn’t going to kill off the coal industry so much as it was going to steal it. That prediction is already becoming true courtesy of billionaire George Soros. U.S. Securities and Exchange Act filings indicate that Soros has purchased an initial 1 million shares of Peabody Energy and 553,200 shares of Arch Coal, the two largest publicly traded U.S. coal companies. As pointed out last week, both companies have been driven perilously close to bankruptcy by the combination of President Obama’s “war on coal” and inexpensive natural gas brought on...
  • The real reason Hillary Clinton is in trouble

    03/13/2015 8:47:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    wash times ^ | march 13, 2015 | Crowley
    The big revelation from the latest Clinton scandals is not that the former president and his wife are corrupt, low-rent, grabby, greedy, serial liars. Everyone already knows that. No, the revelation is the exposure of the dirtiest little secret of them all: No one likes her. This is the hard truth that has popped up like a vicious migraine: No one — not even many of her fellow Democrats and leftists in the mainstream media — likes her very much. Her negative poll numbers (particularly on issues of honesty and trustworthiness) have always been high, except during much of her...
  • New Yorkers Might Have to Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Get Disposable Bags

    03/27/2014 6:15:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Caroline Bankoff
    The City Council has proposed a bill that would require grocery and other retail shops to charge customers ten cents for the privilege of bringing their purchases home in a new paper or plastic bag. (Proceeds from the fee would go back to the store owners.) The plan, which is currently endorsed by 19 council members (it needs 26 votes to pass), is intended to encourage people to bring their own reusable bags....
  • Wealthy Republican Candidates Seek House

    10/27/2013 12:44:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 25, 2013 | Abby Livingston
    Talk about expensive real estate: A House seat can easily cost millions. Every cycle, a few wealthy candidates dig into their deep pockets to fund their own campaigns. This cycle is on track to be no different — except that Republicans dominate the ranks of potentially self-funding congressional candidates. Democrats constituted some of the richest candidates of 2012, including Reps. John Delaney of Maryland, Suzan DelBene of Washington and Scott Peters of California. All three made Roll Call’s 50 Richest list this year. But in 2014, Republicans boast far more self-funders among their recruits — at least nine so far....
  • Reid clarifies exchange with reporter after conservatives pounce on remark (Video)

    10/02/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought to clarify comments he made in a testy exchange with a reporter on Wednesday, after conservatives pounced on what they portrayed as a serious government shutdown gaffe.
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lee’s gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other people’s money to produce a new “joint.” Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...