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  • BREAKING! Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales: Matt Gaetz Paid 'Minors to Have Sex With Him'

    04/21/2024 4:02:58 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 136 replies
    LA Magazine ^ | April 21, 2024 | Ally Ammarco
    In a stunning interview Sunday morning on CNN, Rep. Tony Gonzales, a Republican congressman from Texas, accused fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of having sex with underaged girls. "It's my absolute honor to be in Congress, but I serve with some real scumbags," he said. "Look, Matt Gaetz, he paid minors to have sex with him at drug parties." This comes just a few weeks after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy said something similar at an event at Georgetown Univeristy. "I'll give you the truth why I'm not speaker," McCarthy said. "It's because one person, a member of Congress, wanted me...
  • What Navalny’s death means for Russia – and the rest of the world

    02/20/2024 3:37:36 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 February 2024 • 7:00pm | Viv Groskop
    I follow a lot of Russian language accounts on social media. I first realised something had happened on Friday when I saw a Russian listings magazine post a crying emoji with a picture of the face of Navalny, Russia’s leading opposition figure. This was odd. Their posts were usually apolitical – recently about Rothko in Paris, Timothée Chalamet in Wonka and Prince Charles’s health. News of Alexei Navalny’s death hit the Russian-speaking online world moments before it broke across international media. The very first reaction was cryptic and euphemistic. You could sense the thought behind the responses: Is he really...
  • Argentina Just Elected an Eccentric Populist Who Seeks Counsel From His Cloned Dogs

    11/22/2023 1:47:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 48 replies
    Time ^ | November 20th, 2023 | By Chad de Guzman
    ...When Conan died in 2017, Milei reportedly visited a medium to communicate with his late beloved pet. It was in that telepathic conversation, Milei has said, that Conan relayed God’s mission for him to become President of Argentina. According to Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper, Milei believes that he and Conan first met in a previous life more than 2,000 years ago as a gladiator and lion in the Roman Colosseum and that the pair did not fight because they were destined to join forces in the future (which he believes was a prophecy of his animal-influenced presidential campaign)...
  • Here’s Why Mike Johnson Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

    10/26/2023 1:54:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 142 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | October 26th, 2023 | David Rothkopf
    The most dangerous movement in American politics today is not Trumpism. It is Christofascism. With the election of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the organized effort to impose the extreme religious views of a minority of Americans on the entire country, at the expense of many of our most basic freedoms, took a disturbing step forward.Despite Speaker Johnson’s claims of being a constitutional “originalist,” via his elevation by a unanimous vote of his Republican colleagues he has moved America closer to having precisely the kind of government America’s founders most feared.Thomas Jefferson said...
  • No stock trading, a hefty home mortgage, and more than $120,000 from Liberty University: Here's what we know about newly-elected Speaker Mike Johnson's personal finances

    10/26/2023 9:48:54 AM PDT · by Mariner · 69 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | October 26th, 2023 | Bryan Metzger
    House Speaker Mike Johnson is much less wealthy than other members of Congress. He doesn't trade any stocks and has a home mortgage valued between $250,000 and $500,000. He's made more than $120,000 since 2018 teaching online classes at Liberty University.The new speaker of the House is not as wealthy as most of his colleagues.That's perhaps the biggest insight one can draw from eight years of financial disclosures filed by Rep. Mike Johnson since 2016, when he first ran to represent Louisiana's 4th congressional district.
  • What if... the story about Gov. Noem having an affair with Lewandowski is another jeff roe operations?

    09/15/2023 4:30:00 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 37 replies
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    desantis supporters have been attacking Gov. Noem based on unsubstantiated allegations of having an affair with Lewandowski... Noem certainly has been getting talk, about being a possible V.P. choice.... So, what if this allegation being spread now, is another disinformation operation of jeff roe? We certainly know he was behind the text that said Carson was dropping out of the iowa race. And recently roe said he was behind a disinformation campaign against ramaswamy. People may want to believe the allegations are true... But what if they had already been dismissed.... in 2021?
  • Legal Experts Call Attacks On Clarence Thomas ‘Ridiculous,’ Slam Media Reports As ‘Incomplete’

    04/20/2023 12:09:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2023 | Katelynn Richardson
    Media reports on alleged scandals surrounding Justice Clarence Thomas reveal the Left’s desire to destroy his credibility, legal experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation. After the ProPublica report on Thomas’ acceptance of expense-paid trips from his friend, billionaire real estate developer Harlan Crow, which Thomas said his colleagues assured him was not reportable, multiple other reports were released accusing Thomas of wrongdoing. Lawyers told the Daily Caller News Foundation the reports are incomplete, amounting to a smear campaign aimed at swaying public perception, joining two federal judges who also criticized the reports this week. “With each new hit piece,...
  • Elon Musk uses QAnon tactic in criticizing former Twitter safety chief

    12/13/2022 7:18:18 AM PST · by MNDude · 73 replies
    Several internet safety experts said that Musk’s comments put Roth at grave risk. Roth, who is openly gay, worked past Musk’s October takeover. He then resigned and said Musk’s hands-off approach to moderation was increasing danger to users. “He’s putting Yoel’s life in danger and he knows it,” tweeted Alejandra Caraballo, an instructor at Harvard Law School. Roth did not respond to a request for comment. In imputing nefarious motives to Twitter’s former managers and saying a crime had been committed, Musk adopted techniques used by the QAnon conspiracy movement, which falsely claims that Democrats and elites are running child...
  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote After ‘Partygate’ Scandal

    06/06/2022 1:12:51 PM PDT · by jroehl · 5 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 06/06/2022 | Robert Hart
    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday triggered by lawmakers in his own Conservative party amid widespread anger over a series of lawbreaking parties in Downing Street during the country’s Covid-19 lockdowns, marking the latest road bump in a tumultuous and polarizing premiership dominated by the pandemic.
  • Racist Republican SMEAR Campaign against Kathy Barnette

    05/14/2022 9:36:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    Alt Black News ^ | May 12, 2022 | Alt Black News
    Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette called out Dr. Mehmet Oz during a tense exchange about abortion, revealing she was the byproduct of rape. On Wednesday, candidates for Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary gathered for a debate as they attempt to sway voters before the May 17 primary election. https://youtube.com/theamazinglucas
  • When the judge’s spouse is a wingnut | Editorial

    03/20/2022 7:11:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | March 20, 2022 | By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
    Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sits on a board of the Council for National Policy, an ultra-conservative organization that encourages political leaders to contest the 2020 election results. As such, she signed an open letter in December calling for the removal of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the Republican party for joining the House Jan. 6 Committee. That is no surprise, as Thomas consistently shares the political viewpoint of the loony aunt who lives in the basement. She believes that America is under threat from the “deep state” and the “fascist left” and from...
  • The Supreme Court has a Clarence Thomas (and Ginni Thomas) problem

    03/20/2022 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 19, 2022 | By Wayne Batchis
    Many Americans have grown increasingly numb from a seemingly endless stream of dispiriting stories highlighting our political leaders’ fading commitment to democracy. However, if anything has the potential to awaken us from our stupor of exhaustion, it must be the recent news that Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, attended the Jan. 6 populist rally at the Ellipse in Washington, which preceded that day's Capitol riot. Thomas and her political activities have long raised eyebrows. Thomas is a conservative activist, with close ties to organizations that support many causes and positions that parallel cases that have appeared,...
  • Trudeau's wretched smear-job of truckers highlights sorry state of Canadian leadership

    02/11/2022 8:01:58 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 23 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday February 11, 2022 | Conrad Black
    Instead of dealing with these truckers and the issues that propelled them across the country in a serious way, the prime minister attacked them en route as a “small fringe minority” who hold “unacceptable views.” There is no justification for any of this and polls show the truckers represent approximately as many Canadians as the number who voted for this government in September.... In fact, they are just trying to avoid two weeks of quarantine when crossing the border, not overthrow the government. Taking on the august airs of a central banker, [Carney] wrote: “I know from experience that crises...
  • A Canadian insurrection? It is to laugh

    02/02/2022 4:21:20 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 17 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Feb. 2, 2022 | Rex Murphy
    [The Media] did not cover this protest in the gentle, generally approving manner they have covered so many others, from the Summit of the Americas demonstrations in Quebec City in 2001 to Black Lives Matter in 2020. I believe that Justin Trudeau joined that one... Trudeau was extremely derogatory, to the point of calculated insult, concerning all who were not in line with his view of things. And he acted as a woke Pope in assuming the right to make the judgment on which views of Canadians were “unacceptable.” And to declare the protesters a band of racists and misogynists.......
  • Crosby and Stills join Nash and Young in growing Spotify boycott over Joe Rogan

    02/02/2022 3:24:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 129 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 2, 2022 | By Christi Carras , Los Angeles Times
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are getting the band back together to boycott Spotify. On Wednesday, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash announced plans to “remove their collective recordings from Spotify” in solidarity with their bandmate Neil Young, who took a stand against the streaming giant last month. Nash individually renounced the platform earlier this week. “While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences,” Crosby, Stills and Nash said in a joint statement. “Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with...
  • India Arie Pulling Her Music From Spotify Over Joe Rogan’s Comments On Race

    02/01/2022 8:57:25 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/1/22 | Amanda Harding
    Another day, another artist threatening to pull their music from Spotify because of Joe Rogan. Only this time the artist is India Arie, who is slightly more contemporary than Neil Young or Joni Mitchell. Plus, she’s not upset about COVID-19 “misinformation.” Rather, Arie took issue with comments Rogan had on race. “I have decided to pull my music and podcast from Spotify,” the singer shared in an Instagram post Tuesday. “Neil Young opened a door that I MUST walk through. I believe in freedom of speech. However, I find Joe Rogan problematic for reasons OTHER than his Covid interviews…” Arie...
  • Freedom Convoy dismantles stereotypes about who is opposed to vaccine mandates

    01/31/2022 2:11:19 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 31, 2022 | Rupa Subramanya
    I sensed throughout Sunday no let up in either enthusiasm or the decibel level from truck and car horns, and fireworks. All weekend, the atmosphere was festive, with an obvious sense of catharsis after two years of heavy restrictions and repeated lockdowns.... One myth that was busted right away was the striking diversity of the protestors starting with the two main organizers, Benjamin Dichter, who is Jewish and Tamara Lich, who is Metis. Far from being a uniformly disgruntled group of white Canadians, not that there is anything wrong with being that, one saw Indo-Canadians, Arab Canadians, Chinese Canadians, Black...
  • BREAKING: Spotify announces new measures regarding COVID-19 discussions

    01/30/2022 1:28:41 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 52 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 30, 2022 | uncredited
    A decade ago, we created Spotify to enable the work of creators around the world to be heard and enjoyed by listeners around the world. To our very core, we believe that listening is everything. Pick almost any issue and you will find people and opinions on either side of it. Personally, there are plenty of individuals and views on Spotify that I disagree with strongly. We know we have a critical role to play in supporting creator expression while balancing it with the safety of our users. In that role, it is important to me that we don’t take...
  • Bruce Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren removes his music from Spotify over Joe Rogan's 'lies and misinformation' on vaccines - joining Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

    01/30/2022 12:03:29 PM PST · by knighthawk · 128 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30 2022 | BRIAN MARKS
    Nils Lofgren announced Saturday that he's removing his music from Spotify to protest vaccine misinformation propagated by Joe Rogan. The 70-year-old Bruce Springsteen guitarist made the announcement in solidarity with Neil Young, who removed his music from Spotify days earlier, by making his announcement in Young's newsletter. Joni Mitchell has also followed suit by taking her music off the service in protest.
  • Summary of the Mayhem & Destruction caused by Freedom Convoy 2022 [what Big Media won't report]

    01/30/2022 6:49:50 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    FR ^ | Jan. 20, 2022 | cc
    Number of people killed - zero Number of people shot - zero Number of people knifed - zero Number of people run over by truck drivers on sidewalk shouting "Allahu Akbar" - zero Number of buildings set ablaze - zero Number of businesses looted - zero Number of statues toppled - zero Number of train cars pillaged - zero Number of Police officers attacked - zero Remind us again, Big Media ... who are the REAL terrorists??