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December 9, 2022

Fox News Host Lashes Out: “I’m Pissed Tonight!” [Video]

Fox News host Laura Ingraham didn’t hold back after her network called the Georgia Senate runoff race for Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock.

“I’m pissed tonight, frankly,” Ingraham said of Republican nominee Herschel Walker’s loss.

Warnock’s victory means that the Democrats expanded their Senate majority. The GOP loss follows what was viewed as an underperformance in this year’s midterm elections.

But Ingraham said she wasn’t surprised by Walker’s loss, blasting Republican leadership for failing to properly bolster their party’s candidate.

“I’d like to say this was surprising, but it’s not. The Senate Democrats, I would argue, did a much better job,” she lamented.

“We felt this coming,” Ingraham told Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway. “To me, it never felt like the Senate Republicans wanted this guy in office. He was a Trump pick, and they didn’t like that,” Ingraham said, adding that “there wasn’t the intensity on the part of the Republicans as there was on the part of the Democrats.”

She continued: “But we don’t change anything! We have the same people in place in leadership. The same people in place, apparently at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing. We are doing the same thing over and over again. I’m pissed tonight, frankly!”

Ingraham addressed Fox News correspondent Kellyanne Conway, who previously served as a White House counselor under former President Donald Trump.

“Kellyanne, I know you didn’t want any change. I like Ronna McDaniel,” Ingraham said, referencing the RNC’s chairwoman. “Isn’t this like a warning sign flashing, or are we just going to keep doing the same thing all over again every single election?!”

Watch the full segment below:


Source: The Daily Beast

December 9, 2022

Senator Demands Answers on FBI “Collusion”

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In the wake of the Twitter Files revealing the effort to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is demanding answers on the FBI’s involvement.

“You had the collusion between the FBI and social media in downplaying the laptop as Russian disinformation. And now people are saying, well, it was really true,” Blackburn said during an appearance on Fox Business.

“And so people want to know how far did this go, that cooperation between the FBI and social media, how deep was that? Exactly who all was involved with it?” the lawmaker questioned.

Blackburn’s remarks come just a few days after the release of bombshell information about the intricacies behind Twitter’s suppression of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop shortly before the 2020 election.

“Answers need to be given,” Blackburn said. “People need to be held to account. I look forward to Republicans taking over the House in January and beginning to push some of that forward so we can then amplify that and push it in the Senate.”

The Tennessee senator’s comments echoed that of her GOP colleagues, who believe that Hunter Biden’s emails implicate untoward influence by his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.

“Biden, Inc., as I call it, has been big business for the past 50 years. And Joe Biden, his children, his siblings have all been a part of this,” Blackburn said. “They have built their career off Joe Biden’s public service.”

Watch Sen. Blackburn’s remarks below:


Source: Fox Business

December 8, 2022

Police Respond to Emergency at Ted Cruz’s Home

Police officers responded to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) home in Houston, Texas, after reports that one of his teenage daughters had harmed herself.

Houston Police Department officers confirmed to ABC13 that they responded to reports of a 14-year-old with self-inflicted stab wounds on her arms. When police arrived at the home, they determined that nothing criminal had occurred and left the scene.

The teen was transported to a hospital. Though the teen’s condition is unknown, they’re expected to be OK, according to police.

A spokesperson for Cruz issued a statement, saying: “This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is okay. There were no serious injuries.  The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time.”

Cruz was reportedly in Washington, D.C., at the time of the incident.


Sources: ABC13 | KHOU

December 8, 2022

Trump Vows to Appeal Company’s Tax Fraud Conviction

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1941: U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan, U.S. enters World War II.

Former President Donald Trump’s has vowed to appeal the Trump Organization’s tax fraud conviction, denouncing the verdict as a “political witch hunt.”

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office announced the all-count convictions of the Trump Organization “for engaging in a 15-year scheme to defraud, as well as for conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.”

Trump issued a statement after the verdict, entitled “Manhattan Witch Hunt!”

“Disappointed with the verdict in Manhattan, but will appeal,” Trump said. “After looking at millions of pages of documents, over many years, much to the detriment of record setting murder and other forms of violent crime that are taking place in New York City, the Government was able to get an employee to ‘plea’ in order for a very reduced sentence.”

In August, former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 counts related to the alleged scheme. Weisselberg was a key witness during the trial, having reportedly pleaded guilty in exchange for a five-month jail sentence.

“This case was about Allen Weisselberg committing tax fraud on his personal tax returns, etc., with he and every witness repeatedly testifying that President Trump and the Trump Family knew nothing about his actions, which he admits were done solely for his own benefit, and with no benefit to the two companies,” Trump’s statement read.

“This case is unprecedented and involved no monetary gain to these two Corporations. It is a continuation of the Greatest Political Witch Hunt in the History of our Country. New York City is a hard place to be ‘Trump,’ as businesses and people flee our once Great City!”

The Trump Organization reportedly faces fines of up to $1.6 million, with a sentencing hearing set for Jan. 13.

While Trump himself didn’t face any charges in this case, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a separate $250 million civil suit against him in September. James alleges that Trump committed tax fraud and misrepresented company assets.

“Today’s guilty verdict against the Trump Organization shows that we will hold individuals and organizations accountable when they violate our laws to line their pockets,” James tweeted after the verdict. “I commend [Bragg] for this big victory, and I am proud of the role that my office played in securing it.”


Sources: Axios | Newsweek

December 7, 2022

New Black Panther Party Deploys Armed Guards To Georgia Polling Places

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1941: Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people.

Leaders of the New Black Panther Party have announced that they will be deploying armed guards to various polling places in Georgia to monitor “white supremacist violence” amid the state’s Senate runoff election.

“No one will come and touch, harm, threaten, do anything to any person walking into that voting booth to exercise that right,” Khallida Ramla Bastet said at a press conference.

The armed guards will be placed at polling locations in Brunswick, Savannah, and Atlanta. The group maintains that the move isn’t meant to intimidate anyone, and they don’t endorse either candidate.

“This is a legal position that we are taking. We are in position so that if anything happens to anyone, we are here to offer you legal representation. We are here to offer you security. And that’s that. And may the best person win,” Bastet added.

The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was founded in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. The group, which is not affiliated with the Black Panther Party, has been designated by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.

“The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (not related to the original Black Panther Party) is the most extreme organized racist and anti-Semitic African-American group in the United States,” according to the ADL’s website.


Source: Fox 5 Atlanta

December 6, 2022

82-Year-Old Woman Arrested Over $77 Trash Bill

An 82-year-old woman in Alabama was left in tears when police arrested her for failing to pay a $77.80 trash bill.

Martha Menefield said she didn’t know why two Valley Police Department officers pulled up to her home in Valley Alabama on Nov. 27. One of the officers told Menefield they were there to arrest her for failing to pay her $77.80 trash bill.

Menefield told KTLA she initially thought the officer was joking. She thought the bill had already been paid, “but they said it hadn’t.”

“I’m just happy my grandkids weren’t here to see that,” Menefield said. “That would have upset them. I was so ashamed. And it’s been bothering me.”

The 82-year-old was handcuffed, arrested, and taken to Valley Jail.

“I was in a little cage-like thing at the police station,” she said. “And I said, ‘Y’all put me in this cage? You ought to be ashamed of yourself.’”

News of her misdemeanor arrest for “failure to pay solid waste fees” drew outrage on social media, with many offering to pay the bill.

But Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds defended the arrest in a statement posted on the city’s Facebook page.

“City of Valley Code Enforcement Officers issued Ms. Menefield a citation in August of 2022 for non-payment for trash services for the months of June, July, and August,” the statement read. “Prior to issuing the citation, Code Enforcement tried to call Ms. Menefield several times and attempted to contact her in person at her residence. When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence. The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case. A warrant for Failure to Pay-Trash was issued when she did not appear in court.”

Menefield said she never received any notice to appear in court.


Source: KTLA

December 6, 2022

Leaked Emails Reveal Big Tech Helped Snag the 2020 Election

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
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Journalist Matt Taibbi published the “Twitter Files,” a bombshell report based on internal documents revealing that the platform has removed posts at the request of outsiders — including Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

The report, published via a lengthy tweet thread, revealed that “Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress” the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.

“Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe,'” Taibbi wrote. “They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.”

Taibbi noted that the decision to censor the story was made at “the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey.”

Damning emails and remarks from former Twitter employees showed that “everyone knew” the platform’s suppression of the Post’s story “was f—ked.”

Several Twitter sources reportedly recalled hearing about a “general” warning from federal law enforcement in the summer of 2020 about potential foreign hacks, but Taibbi noted that “there’s no evidence — that I’ve seen — of any government involvement in the laptop story.”

“They just freelanced it,” a former employee told Taibbi about how the decision to censor the story came about. 

“Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it,” the ex-employee added. 

Internal emails revealed that high-level Twitter executives were puzzled by the decision to suppress the Post’s story.

“I’m struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this as unsafe,” Trenton Kennedy, a communications official wrote in an internal email to colleagues. 

Twitter removed tweets at the request of ‘the Biden team’ and the DNC

Taibbi also revealed company emails responding to a request “from the Biden team” in the run-up to the 2020 election — not long after the platform cracked down on the Post’s story.

One, dated Oct. 24, 2020, said, “More to review from the Biden team,” along with a list of tweets.

In response, someone wrote back, “handled these.”

Another, dated Oct. 24, 2020, said, “An additional report from DNC,” an apparent reference to the Democratic National Committee.

New York Post columnist reveals the FBI’s involvement

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, who was a major part of breaking the Hunter Biden laptop story, told Sky News Australia that the Twitter Files “left out a crucial part” — the FBI’s involvement.

“They were having weekly meetings in San Francisco with executives from Twitter and Facebook, and they were seeding this lie that there was going to be a hack and leak operation run by the Russians that was going to provide damaging material about what was rumored to be Hunter Biden,” Devine said.

“They knew that the story was going to come out, and therefore Twitter and Facebook censored it within hours of it going live on our website,” she continued.

“The FBI had had the laptop in their own possession since December of 2019 – for almost a year – and they knew it was real and not hacked. They were pre-bunking the story with big tech.”

Devine noted that it’s illegal for the FBI, the federal government “to coerce a private company like Twitter or Facebook to violate the First Amendment.”

Trump addresses the bombshell report

Former President Donald Trump addressed the Twitter Files in a statement posted to Truth Social:

“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great “Founders” did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said Trump’s remarks are “anathema to the soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned.”

“You cannot only love America when you win,” Bates told CNN in a statement. “The American Constitution is a sacrosanct document that for over 200 years has guaranteed that freedom and the rule of law prevail in our great country. The Constitution brings the American people together – regardless of party – and elected leaders swear to uphold it. It’s the ultimate monument to all of the Americans who have given their lives to defeat self-serving despots that abused their power and trampled on fundamental rights.”


Sources: Matt Taibbi | New York Post | Sky News | CNN

December 5, 2022

McDonald’s Offers Chance to Win Free Food For Life

McDonald’s is offering the chance to win free food for life.

The fast food giant unveiled its “SZN of Sharing” promotion, announcing that customers who use their app in December will have a chance to win the McDonald’s Gold Card for themselves and three friends — giving them free food for life.

The promotion runs from Dec. 5-25. Customers who take advantage of various promos in the app throughout that time will be automatically entered to win the big prize.

“Our fans have been fascinated by the lore of the McDonald’s Card and if it really exists. And now, we’ll make this McDonald’s legend a reality for our fans by giving them the ultimate holiday gift – a chance to win a card and then share access to it with three of their family or friends,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA chief marketing and customer experience officer.

“Just by using the McDonald’s App, everyone can experience the joy that comes with sharing McDonald’s this holiday season.”

The card’s fine print entitles recipients the equivalent of two meals per week for 50 years — potentially a total of 5,200 free McDonald’s meals.

The McGold Card was rumored for years. Business Insider reported that McDonald’s franchisees have previously given the card to individuals they consider heroes.

A handful of celebrities have also snagged the card, including Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Rob Lowe. The actor actually showed off his McGold Card during a 2015 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”


Source: Parade

December 5, 2022

McConnell Blasts House Democrats’ New Leader: “A Past Election Denier”

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the lawmaker who was recently elected to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the House Democrats’ new leader.

House Democrats unanimously elected Jeffries as their new leader on Wednesday. McConnell noted the irony of Democrats selecting a leader who previously questioned the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election.

“It has been one of the big, unfortunate ironies of the past several years: Many of the same individuals and institutions on the political left who spent the years 2017 through 2020 yelling about the importance of norms and institutions have themselves not hesitated to undermine our institutions when they’re unhappy with a given outcome,” McConnell said in remarks from the Senate floor.

“For example, the newly elected incoming leader of the House Democrats is a past election denier who baselessly said the 2016 election was ‘illegitimate’ and suggested that we had a ‘fake’ president,” he continued, referencing Jeffries.

“He has also mounted reckless attacks on our independent judiciary and said that justices he didn’t like have ‘zero legitimacy,'” McConnell added.

Jeffries has questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory multiple times, including in tweets posted on his official congressional Twitter account.

  • February 2018: “The more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes. America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office #RussianInterference.”
  • September 2018: “LIE (more than any administration in the history of the Republic). CHEAT (2016 election/Russian Interference). STEAL (one or two Supreme Court seats). When will Republicans put country ahead of party.”
  • September 2021: “Republicans hijacked the Judiciary by stealing two Supreme Court seats. And now they want us to respect illegitimate decisions from these people? Get lost.”
  • November 2021: “The right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is completely illegitimate.”
  • February 2022: “The Supreme Court majority has zero legitimacy. Ghosts of the confederacy are alive and well.”

Watch McConnell’s remarks below:


Source: The Blaze

December 4, 2022

“Terrifying Implications”: Joe Rogan Blasts San Francisco’s New Policy

San Francisco officials have granted city police officers the ability to legally kill people with robots. The new policy sparked backlash from critics, including podcaster Joe Rogan, who decried the decision as “tremendously insane.”

On Tuesday, the city’s Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to grant the police department’s robots to use “a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”

Rogan, host of the popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” rebuked the decision in a statement posted to Instagram.

“This is such a f—king tremendously insane decision with terrifying implications,” Rogan wrote. “The fact that ANYONE thinks it’s ok to vote for robots gunning people down is fucking nuts, but that a majority is just bonkers.”

Rogan previously condemned granting robots the use of deadly force earlier in November, following the initial reports that city officials were considering the policy.

“What could go wrong using robots to kill people in a land where men can get pregnant and billions of dollars can be lost as amphetamine popping incels manage made up money,” Rogan wrote last month. “WE’RE FIIIIINE.”

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin reasoned that the policy was necessary in “an extraordinary circumstance where, in a virtually unimaginable emergency, they might want to deploy lethal force to render, in some horrific situation, somebody from being able to cause further harm.”


Sources: San Francisco Chronicle | Vice | The Daily Wire

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