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  • Texas Lawsuit Claims Pfizer Exaggerated Effectiveness of Covid Vaccine

    12/01/2023 2:10:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 1 Dec 2023 | Gloria Oladipo
    State attorney general Ken Paxton files suit despite medical consensus that vaccine prevents severe infection and deathThe attorney general of Texas is suing the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, alleging that it exaggerated the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine and deceived the public. Ken Paxton announced the lawsuit on Thursday after filing it in Lubbock state district court in north-west Texas, the Texas Tribune reported. Greg Abbott, who was previously vaccinated and also later tested positive for Covid-19, said in his order that ‘vaccines are strongly encouraged for those eligible to receive one, but must always be voluntary for Texans’. Paxton’s suit...
  • Man Plotted ‘Mass Casualty’ Attack At Tesla Event Attended By Elon Musk, Officials Say

    12/01/2023 12:27:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    OAN ^ | 12/1/23 | James Meyers
    A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly planning to commit a mass casualty incident at a Tesla-sponsored event hosted by CEO Elon Musk. Advertisement According to a Travis County arrest warrant, Paul Ryan Overeem, 28, was booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat, which is a third-degree felony. Authorities said that on November 9th, the 28-year-old, going by the handle “ufotnoitalumis,” made many online threats against Tesla’s Cybertruck promotional event in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. He conveyed these messages via an Instagram exchange. The threats included: “But yeah so at teh (sic) Tesla event I’m planning to attach...
  • January 6 Was a Mostly Peaceful Protest

    11/28/2023 3:59:55 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | November 27, 2023 | Matthew Boose
    It has been nearly three years since the January 6 Capitol protest. For just as long, Americans have been force-fed a story about the fateful events of that day: even before the smoke cleared, and in many ways, it never did, the shambolic episode was labeled a deadly “insurrection.” The incoming administration was handed an invaluable support: they could now label anyone who doubted the legitimacy of their weak and doddering incumbent a suspect American, an “election denier” and a threat to “our democracy.” The narrative spread like a virus through the state-affiliated mass media, and became, arguably, the defining...
  • Human Rights Watch blames Abbott for border fatalities in police pursuits of smugglers

    11/28/2023 7:40:37 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/27/2023 | Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    An international human rights organization said Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) border security initiatives were to blame for dozens of fatalities that resulted from police pursuits of suspected human smuggling vehicles near the border with Mexico. A Human Rights Watch report published Monday alleged that state and local police deployed to more than 250 Texas counties under Operation Lone Star have engaged in thousands of vehicle chases that led to 74 deaths between March 2021 and July 2023. Public data obtained by HRW found that 5,200 police pursuits took place in that 29-month period, with an average of 1 death for...
  • People are leaving Texas over rising costs, partisan politics, and a sense of disenchantment

    11/26/2023 12:49:17 PM PST · by thegagline · 152 replies
    MSN/Businees Insider ^ | 11/26/2023 | Alcynna Lloyd
    While some homebuyers seek the American dream in Texas, many are leaving the state to find it elsewhere. "Lifelong Texan here. I am definitely preparing an exit strategy," one anonymous user posted on a Reddit thread about leaving Texas. "From the heat to the stripping away of human rights, I'm just done." ***. "I've been in Texas most of my life, and my husband and I were always planning on retiring here (in about 5 years from now)," they wrote. "But between this intense heat, crazy politics, and cost of living, we've decided to leave for good and head to...
  • Major Dem Money Machine Announces New Target For 2024

    11/23/2023 12:13:10 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 13, 2023 | Robert Schmad
    A super PAC funded by liberal megadonors and foundations announced a multi-million dollar push to register voters likely to support Democrats in 2024 state legislature elections. Forward Majority Action on Monday announced the launch of its $25 million Battleground Voter Project, an initiative that aims to get people likely to support the Democratic Party registered to vote in the key states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. Forward Majority Action is funded by a who’s who of liberal megadonors and political organizations, including the Soros family, left-wing groups like the Sixteen Thirty Fund and Bridge to Democracy...
  • Arrests of Venezuelans has surged 2,538% since Chicago’s migrant crisis began

    11/22/2023 11:54:54 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | November 22, 2023
    CHICAGO — The number of Venzuelan-born people arrested by Chicago police this year is up 2,538% compared to 2022, according to data provided by the police department. It’s up 11,333% compared to 2021. As of November 12, CPD arrested 686 people this year who listed Venezuela as their birthplace, according to data provided by the department in response to our Freedom of Information Act request. That compares to 26 for all of last year and just six in 2021. Since this year’s tally only includes arrests through November 12, while 2022 and 2021 are full-year numbers, the disparities will increase...
  • How A Russian’s Grocery Store Trip In 1989 Exposed The Lie Of Socialism

    11/22/2023 6:07:37 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Federalist, ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2019 | Jon Miltimore
    The fall of the Berlin Wall was indeed a watershed in the collapse of the Soviet Empire, yet one could argue the true death knell came two months before at a small grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas.. he fall of the Soviet Union is sometimes remembered as Nov. 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall symbolically collapsed. While the physical barrier endured for some two more years, on that day, East German Communist Party officials announced they would no longer stop citizens of the German Democratic Republic from crossing the border. The fall of the barrier that scarred Germany...
  • WATCH: Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving Shows Up to Postgame Presser Wearing Palestinian Keffiyeh

    11/20/2023 4:10:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2023 | Warner Todd Huston
    Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving sparked controversy after showing up to Saturday’s postgame press conference wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh.The Mavericks star, who claimed to be a “committed” Muslim in 2021, wore the black and white checkered headgear despite having no cultural connection to the Palestinians as he spoke about the game.Irving did not make any verbal statements about the garment, offer any reasons for wearing it, or speak to any political situations around the world.He was also seen wearing the keffiyeh as he entered the arena.Neither the team nor the NBA made any statements about Irving’s display.But Irving has made...
  • Greg Abbott: ‘You Need a New President” as He Endorses Donald Trump

    11/19/2023 11:24:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2023 | BOB PRICE and RANDY CLARK
    EDINGURG, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed former President Donald Trump in his race to become Republican nominee for President of the United States. “You need new president,” Abbott said to the mayors of New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. on Sunday. “Joe Biden has failed at national security. We need a president that will secure the border.”

    11/18/2023 7:03:04 PM PST · by Jane Long · 414 replies
    RSBN ^ | 11/18/2023 | RSBN
    Join RSBN as President Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott greet and serve meals to Texas National Guard soldiers, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and other service members stationed at the border over Thanksgiving. Following the meet and greet with border workers, President Trump and Gov. Abbott will give remarks at the South Texas International Airport in Edinburg, Texas. RSBN will be LIVE with full coverage on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Sorry, New York and San Francisco: These 4 red-state cities could be the future of America

    11/16/2023 5:34:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 15, 2023, 5:03 AM CST | Jacob Zinkula
    The future of the US economy could be powered by cities in the Sunbelt. Economic and societal power in the US may be shifting away from colossal coastal cities such as New York and San Francisco to metropolitan areas tucked below the Mason-Dixon line, as Barron's recently reported. That's because economic power is flowing to the middle of the country — and places such as Houston, Dallas, Nashville, and Miami are becoming hot spots. Just as New York City has Wall Street and San Francisco has Silicon Valley, Houston has its energy economy and Miami has its proximity to Latin...
  • Private Buyers at Dallas Gun Buyback Find Great Deals on Firearms

    11/15/2023 3:24:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 12, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Pictured below are a dozen of the firearms purchased by private buyers at the Dallas event on October 21, 2023.Private buyers at the Dallas gun turn-in event, also known by the Orwellian term “buyback,” were able to purchase numerous firearms at bargain prices. The gift cards ran out in the first hour, and the first ten vehicles in line. Before then, prices tended to be a bit higher than the value of gift cards offered. After the cards ran out, prices tended to drop. There were about a dozen private buyers at the event. Some purchased items other than guns....
  • Congressman Slams Warner Bros. for Canceling ‘Coyote vs. Acme,’ Calls for Federal Investigation

    11/14/2023 1:10:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2023 | James Hibberd, Winston Cho
    Texas congressman Joaquin Castro calls for the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to look into whether the studio violated antitrust guidelines in tax write-off plan: "It's predatory and anti-competitive."A congressman is calling for a federal investigation of Warner Bros. for its handling of Coyote vs. Acme. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro took to X to blast the studio for its original plan to shelve the movie for a tax break. “The WBD tactic of scrapping fully made films for tax breaks is predatory and anti-competitive,” the San Antonio Democrat wrote. “As the Justice Department and revise their antitrust guidelines they...
  • Poll: DeSantis Plummets to Single Digits, Third Place in Texas GOP Primary

    11/14/2023 12:15:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2023 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Former President Donald Trump is trouncing his Republican challengers in the Texas primary race as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falls to third place, the latest CWSResearch/Defend Texas Liberty PAC Texas survey found.The survey asked respondents, “If the upcoming 2024 Republican Primary for president were held today, and the candidates were Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Doug Burgum, for whom would you vote?”Notably, both former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott have since dropped out of the GOP primary race.RELATED: Exclusive — Jack Posobiec Says DeSantis Campaign...
  • Police praise ex-con who helped save officer injured in shootout

    11/14/2023 7:18:09 AM PST · by CFW · 15 replies
    Fox19 ^ | 11/14/23
    HOUSTON (KTRK) - A Texas man with prior run-ins with the law is being hailed as a hero after he found himself in the middle of a freeway shootout and risked his life to help pull an injured officer to safety. John Lally was driving on Houston’s Southwest Freeway around 10 a.m. Saturday when he found himself in the middle of a shootout between a carjacking suspect and multiple police officers. He saw one of the officers, identified as 29-year-old Officer J. Gibson, get shot and didn’t think twice before rushing to the rescue. “I just kind of ran over...
  • It Happened Again: Dallas County, Texas ES&S Pollbooks Add Hundreds of “Checked-in Voters” on Their Own in Real-Time as Polls Close

    11/13/2023 7:47:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 13, 2023 8:00 am | By Brian Lupo
    In November 2022, The Gateway Pundit reported that a Dallas County polling location randomly began to increment voters on the ES&S ExpressPoll pollbooks. As the polls were getting ready to close for the November 8th, 2022 election, poll workers in Dallas County noticed that their E-Pollbooks were adding hundreds of checked-in voters at a time. This took place sporadically for about 15 minutes, with all of the devices settling on inflated numbers. The Gateway Pundit received an exclusive video showing that that it happened again in Dallas County. On the Nov. 7th election, as polls were getting ready to close,...
  • 1 child killed, 4 others injured in shooting at Texas flea market

    11/13/2023 6:37:00 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/13/2023 | David Propper
    One child was killed and another four people were wounded Sunday when a shooting broke out at a large Texas flea market following a “disturbance” between two people, police said. Two minors were among the five victims hit by gunfire at Cole’s Flea Market around 5:30 p.m. in Pearland Texas, authorities said. One of the juveniles died from their injuries after being taken to a local hospital. The ages and genders of the victims were not immediately released. The suspect — or suspects — behind the deadly shooting are still at large, Pearland police public information officer Chad Rogers said...
  • McCaul: GOP has ‘no choice’ but to unify on short-term funding

    11/12/2023 11:46:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2023 | Sarah Fortinsky
    House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on Sunday that Republicans have no choice but to back the short-term funding proposal. In an interview on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” McCaul stressed the importance of passing aid for our foreign allies, which will not be feasible if the government shuts down. “We’re gonna have to. I mean, there’s no choice here,” McCaul said when asked whether Republicans can pass the continuing resolution (CR) proposal that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) unveiled Saturday.
  • Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

    11/11/2023 10:10:45 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11.11.2023 | Francis X. Rocca
    ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday.The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin as “apostolic administrator,” or acting bishop, of Tyler.“I’m saddened for the harm to the faithful but at peace in His Truth, stay Jesus Strong,” Strickland wrote via email on Saturday, in response to a request for comment. Asked about his plans, he replied: “Just praying for now.”Strickland’s firing follows a Vatican investigation this...