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  • Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’ (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 31)

    01/17/2021 1:47:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    AP News ^ | 1/17/20 | Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as this week, just as Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., did not say when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will send the single article of impeachment against Trump - for “incitement of insurrection” - to...
  • Gov Abbott Declares Texas a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary'

    01/17/2021 10:22:01 AM PST · by McQ444 · 50 replies
    NN ^ | 01-17-21 | Jay Greenberg
    Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has vowed to defend Texans' gun rights by declaring that he intends to make the entire state of Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary. ”The move from the Republican governor comes amid mounting fears about the safety of Americans' constitutional rights as anti-gun Democrats seize power in Washington, D.C.
  • 2018 - Nancy Pelosi's spring strategy for Democrats: Resist

    01/17/2021 3:26:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/09/18 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent instructions to rank and file Democrats Monday to resist Republican initiatives, including the upcoming bill to reauthorize the nation’s agriculture and food stamp programs. **SNIP** Pelosi also called on Democrats to vote against any effort to rescind spending in the recently passed fiscal 2018 spending package. Democrats, Pelosi urged, much also continue to “hold the Trump Administration accountable for a culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence.” Pelosi repeated her call for the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt who is facing criticism over travel expenses and an agreement to rent a condominium from a...
  • Mexican Queen Statue Erected on Remote Japan Island With Hopes for Revitalization

    01/16/2021 11:25:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | January 17, 2021
    A bronze statue of a Mexican queen has been erected on an island in southwestern Japan, and the volunteers who donated the statue hope that it will become a new landmark and help revitalize the island. The approximately 3.5-meter-tall statue set up near the island's high-speed boat depot comes from a legend that has been passed down for generations on Shimanoura Island, a remote island in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture. According to the culture division of the city's education board, in a document related to the Nobeoka clan in the late Edo period, there is a description of a crew on...
  • Teen demonstrator accused of causing over $46K in downtown Portland ‘riot’

    01/16/2021 4:55:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Oregonian via MSN ^ | 1/14/20 | Jim Ryan
    A teen demonstrator arrested two weeks ago is accused of causing more than $46,000 in damage in downtown Portland, police say. The 15-year-old Columbia County boy is accused of burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief and rioting, according to Portland police. Police said he was arrested on a warrant during a gathering that spanned Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and was being held in a Columbia County juvenile detention center as recently as Tuesday. Surveillance footage showed the boy committing crimes at “many” locations during the demonstration, which was declared a riot, according to police. Police did not detail the specific...
  • Pelosi doesn't answer when asked about sending Trump impeachment article to U.S. Senate (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 30)

    01/16/2021 1:23:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/15/21
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not answer when asked on Friday about when she plans to send the single impeachment article against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which would begin the trial process in that chamber. “We’re working on taking this to trial...and you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there,” Pelosi told reporters at a briefing, noting that the House had just passed the article on Wednesday.
  • Parler CEO & Family Forced into Hiding Over Death Threats

    01/16/2021 8:15:28 AM PST · by McQ444 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 01-16-21 | Jay Greenberg
    Parler CEO John Matze says he and his family have been forced to go into hiding after death threats and "security breaches" and left them fearing for their lives. A new court filing on Friday from the Parler legal team revealed Matze and his wife and young child are now in hiding after being placed in danger. Parler is a free speech-focused social media app that has been widely embraced by Trump supporters as it offers an uncensored alternative to restrictive Big Tech rivals.
  • 400 members of Washington state National Guard called to D.C. to boost security during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

    01/16/2021 3:54:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/15/21 | Christine Clarridge
    **SNIP** Already, the number of National Guard troops in the nation’s capital from around the country has grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence at a briefing Thursday. The soldiers and airmen from Washington state will support their federal partners in roles determined by the lead federal security agencies, the Washington National Guard said Thursday. Biden and Harris will be sworn in at the same location where the violent, pro-Trump mob descended on the U.S. Capitol, but the two events aren’t comparable from a security standpoint, said Michael...
  • Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case (here we go again - IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 29)

    01/15/2021 6:16:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/15/21 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that House impeachment managers were preparing to prosecute President Trump in the Senate, but she refused to offer a timeline for when they would move forward with a never-before-attempted trial of a former president. At a news conference two days after the House impeached Mr. Trump in a bipartisan vote, Ms. Pelosi made clear that her first priority was ensuring the security of the Capitol and lawmakers before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Wednesday. But growing emotional at times as she recounted seeing the image of a rioter barging through...
  • AOC, Omar and Twitter Sued for $88 Million for 'Overbearing Pain and Suffering' Due to Trump Ban

    01/15/2021 5:37:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 1/15/21 | Katherine Fung
    A California man is suing Twitter and two progressive congresswomen in connection with President Donald Trump's suspension from the social media platform, citing "overbearing pain and suffering." In the complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday, Erik Estavillo argued that he and every "follower that was, without a doubt, emotionally and mentally damaged as a result of the Presidents' ban" is entitled to $88.7 million each. Estavillo, who is representing himself, is also seeking the reinstatement of Trump's account and a retaliatory Twitter ban on Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, who, he argues, promote "Eastern...
  • Lt Governor of Pennsylvania: Saying that we were ‘trying to steal the election’ - you don’t have right and is not protected speech

    01/15/2021 12:47:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 94 replies
    The Hill Video ^ | The Hill
    Video: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman: "This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was 'rigged' or that we were 'trying to steal the election' -- that's a lie. And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech."
  • Out-Of-Work Waitress Excited To See Congress Spend Time Impeaching Trump Again

    01/15/2021 12:19:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 14, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    SAINT PAUL, MN—With Democrats in control of Congress, Americans are looking forward to seeing their elected representatives put the needs of the American people first. Democrats have responded by pursuing the one thing every American affected by devastating lockdowns needs: another Trump impeachment. According to experts, there are millions of struggling Americans-- many of whom are completely destitute-- wondering where their next Trump impeachment is coming from. Local unemployed waitress and single mother Alissa Martins spoke to reporters, saying she is "very happy" about this development. "I haven't made a dime in over 3 weeks," said the struggling young mother....
  • Biden Lays Groundwork with Open Borders Lobby to Give 22M Illegal Aliens Amnesty

    01/15/2021 8:56:21 AM PST · by McQ444 · 39 replies
    NN ^ | 01-15-21 | Paul Whitehead
    Joe Biden laid the groundwork for an amnesty for 11 to 22 million illegal aliens during a meeting with borders lobbying groups to discuss a legislative strategy. Biden and Kamala Harris met with cabinet nominees, open borders lobbying group executives, and sanctuary city politicians about “his day one plans to introduce immigration reform legislation and protect DACA recipients," a readout of the meeting said.
  • FBI Asks Public to Help Identify Violent Trump Supporters Who Rioted at U.S. Capitol

    01/15/2021 7:35:39 AM PST · by Bonemaker · 52 replies
    People.com ^ | 01/07/2021 | Maria Pasquini
    "The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC.,” the FBI wrote in a statement on its website. “If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol.”
  • No Parking Here: Man Barricades Neighbour's Car With Sandbags, Traffic Cones

    01/15/2021 1:42:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 14, 2021 | KIMBERLY ANNE LIM
    Ever left a passive-aggressive note to call out bad parking? Well, one man was so incensed that he went the extra mile, barricading the errant driver in with traffic cones, sandbags and even his own car. The dispute between the man and the driver took place at 44 Jalan Rabu on Tuesday (Jan 12) at about 7.31am, police confirmed. The man, who looked to be in his fifties, had gotten upset when he pulled up to the corner terrace unit and spotted a red car parked in front of it, an eyewitness told Lianhe Wanbao. "Coincidentally, the house opposite was...
  • London Bridge day: the story of Lake Havasu’s grandiose antique

    01/14/2021 3:46:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    St. George News ^ | January 10, 2021 | Reuben Wadsworth
    FEATURE — Anyone wanting a dose of authentic European architecture and ambiance does not have to hop on a plane and “cross the pond” but drive just over four hours south of St. George to what one writer called “The largest antique ever sold.” That large antique is the London Bridge, which is now located in Lake Havasu City in northwestern Arizona. It’s not the original London Bridge, nor is it one that inspired the nursery rhyme or song. Even so, it is an impressive sight in the United States. A series of bridges have spanned the River Thames in...
  • Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes Encouraging Masking In Florida Keys

    01/14/2021 1:30:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | January 12, 2021
    Ernest Hemingway look-alikes are being used by the Florida Keys tourism council to encourage visitors and residents to wear masks to protect against COVID-19. The men, a former winner and five regular contestants in Key West’s annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, appear in a short video that debuted Monday evening on Keys’ social media outlets, urging compliance with coronavirus health protocols. “We look at Key West as being our adopted town,” said longtime contest entrant Dusty Rhodes in the video. “Help keep it safe. Wear your mask, socially distance, wash your hands.” The piece was shot in front of the...
  • Judge Orders MI Sec of State to Release All Communications with Dominion & Big Tech

    01/14/2021 7:39:08 AM PST · by McQ444 · 30 replies
    NN ^ | 01-14-21 | Jay Greenberg
    Michigan's Democrat Secretary of State has been hit with a bombshell court ruling after a judge ordered the top state official to release all communications regarding the 2020 election between her office and Dominion Voting Systems. Michigan 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin A Elsenheimer also ordered MI SOS Jocelyn Benson (D) to hand over any communications she made with anyone working for, or connected to, Big Tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, or Google.
  • 4751 Pious Ridge Rd, WV

    01/14/2021 6:12:04 AM PST · by SovereignVA · 11 replies
    trulia.com ^ | January 12, 2021 | for sale by owner
    This is a great house, but the neighborhood has evolved into radical treason supporters. Be prepared to see trum p flags and signs flying for the next 20 years. If you're bent on violently destroying your country, this is a nice place for you to do it. Great if you have animals, too! $225,000 4751 Pious Ridge Rd Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,672 sqft
  • Louie Gohmert GOP Rep Who Led Election Lawsuit Against Pence, Accuses Pelosi of Impeachable Comments

    01/13/2021 5:16:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 1/13/20 | Jenni Fink
    **SNIP** Gohmert has no intention of voting to impeach the president and used his time at the microphone to throw Pelosi's own words back at her. The Texas Republican pointed to a comment Pelosi made in 2018, when she wondered why there weren't "uprisings all over the county" over migrant children being separated from their parents and an August MSNBC interview when she called allies of the president "enemies of the state." "From our side, we didn't take those to be impeachable because we didn't believe she surely meant that but by the Democrats taking this action, you're telling me,...