New Twitter CEO Elon Musk had a little joust on the platform with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Wednesday over his plans to institute an $8 per month charge for Twitter Blue and the blue check denoting certified status.
“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan,” the congresswoman tweeted.
Musk replied, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”
Webmaster addition: Gotta love his sense of humor!
“We are concerned about the threat picture, and we remain in constant contact through military and intelligence channels with the Saudis,” the National Security Council said in a statement on Tuesday. “We will not hesitate to act in the defence of our interests and partners in the region.”
Former CIA director and ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was just served with a lawsuit that claims Pompeo spied on WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange while he took refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Three women were arrested Wednesday after disrupting Supreme Court arguments by heckling the justices in protest of the Dobbs decision on abortion while lawyers were arguing a banking case. A few seconds of the heckling was captured on the court’s audio feed of the proceedings.
Ohio Democrat Senate candidate Tim Ryan’s 2019 pledges to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to release "all the nonviolent criminals" and cut the prison population in half came back to haunt him as the contentious race enters its final stretch.
In June 2019, during his ultimately unsuccessful run for president, Ryan was approached by an ACLU "rights for all voter" who asked him if he would commit to reducing the U.S. prison population by 50 percent, should he take the White House.
"I don’t know if it’s by 50 percent or not, but we want to get all the nonviolent criminals out, for sure," Ryan responded.
Tim Ryan, Ohio’s Democratic nominee for Senate, has called for border security on the campaign trail, but just three years ago he pledged to strip funding from border authorities and support citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
In 2019, when Ryan was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked presidential candidates to pledge their support for several specific policies regarding illegal immigration.
Ryan agreed to support a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. He also pledged to slash the detention budget of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and end the use of ICE detainers, his answers to the ACLU questionnaire show.
Webmaster addition: Tim Ryan just blatantly lied to @BretBaier and @marthamaccallum when he claimed he never supported defunding ICE.
In a recent op-ed for The Washington Post, conservative columnist George Will calls on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to drop out of the 2024 election “for the good of the country.”
Will is specifically concerned about a recent Biden blunder that saw Joe claiming student loan debt forgiveness was passed by a vote of two; there was never a vote.
Many, if not most, major scientific institutions have been captured by private interests pushing a special interest agenda, including vaccine research and the study of vaccine adjuvants such as aluminum.
Prof. Christopher Exley conducted extensive research in aluminum’s toxicity at Keele University in the United Kingdom, only to have his research funding stripped at the behest of the vaccine industry.
It turns out that Exley was revealing too much about how aluminum, which is contained in many childhood vaccines, causes serious health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and autism. (Related: The CDC has also confirmed that aluminum in vaccines causes both asthma and autism in children.)
As far back as the early 1980s, Exley was digging into why fish were dying in increasing numbers in lakes and water ways. It turns out that aluminum toxicity was to blame.
With just over a week to go until the election, Democrats seem poised to do anything they can to raise the temperature level on partisan divisions by falsely portraying their opponents as violent and unhinged.
Once again, ground zero for the country’s anti-Democrat political violence appears to be San Francisco, a place in which only 6.7% of the population is Republican.
Despite that pesky detail—and the fact that roughy 99% of Republicans in San Francisco would be too fearful to admit so openly—MAGA was blamed for a 2019 samurai sword attack and for the city’s staggering 567% rise in anti-Asian attacks since 2021.
Elsewhere, during the current election cycle, desperate Democrat Senate candidates Katie Hobbs and John Fetterman each have tried to frame MAGA with apparent false-flag attacks.
Hobbs’s opponent, Kari Lake, a veteran cable-news journalist, held a press conference Friday to excoriate media for taking the bait after Hobbs baselessly accused Lake of a Watergate-style campaign break-in.
Private DMs, scantily clad students, and police: Meet the trans teacher who has parents alarmed
Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, MD waited months to suspend a transgender teacher after receiving video evidence of inappropriate behavior.
Libs of TikTok received shocking videos reportedly taken from inside the high school classroom.
In the footage from the Chesapeake High School history classroom, you can see students engaging in what appears to be sexual acts and a minor wearing a sexually inappropriate outfit on school grounds.
This type of behavior on school grounds would make any sane person ask, “what kind of institution would let students behave like this?” Libs of TikTok did some digging and the story gets worse.
Willa Hoard, who transitioned from a male, teaches social studies and runs the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organization at Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, MD. A GSA is a
“student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.”
The man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty to multiple charges, including attempted murder.
David DePape, 42, from Richmond, California, entered the plea on Tuesday during his first court appearance in San Francisco.
In a court filing, prosecutors alleged that DePape was on a “suicide mission” and had other intentions to target other state and federal politicians alongside their families. An FBI affidavit revealed that DePape carried a zip-tie, rope and tape with the intention of kidnapping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
DePape is being charged with attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder and threats to a public official and their family.
Webmaster addition: But David is looking really, REALLY, depressed in that jail cell!
An outraged mom of two named Sarah Adams is blowing the whistle on Instagram, alleging that the social media platform is allowing parents to sexually exploit their young daughters for financial gain.
“Here’s one [Instagram] account that I’ve explored before, and here’s the subscribe button in which you can subscribe for exclusive access to a 13-year-old girl,” said Adams, 37, known on TikTok as @Mom.uncharted, in a now-viral Reddit post.
In her video, which has been shared under Reddit’s “TerrifyingAsF–k” category, the appalled blond revealed that the Instagram account in question also features a link to the child’s Amazon Wishlist and YouTube channel. She then superimposed several heavily-blurred snippets of an unidentifiable young girl modeling in a bikini near a
Speaking about the assault on Paul Pelosi, former President Donald Trump said that what we now know is only “the beginning.” According to Raw Story, Trump appeared as a guest on The Chris Stigall Show on Tuesday and discussed his opinions on the occasion.
How do you interpret the events that occurred over the weekend at the Pelosi home in San Francisco? Stigall enquired.
Well, there have been some strange occurrences in that household during the past few weeks. You know, it’s probably best that we keep quiet about it because — because the glass appears to have been smashed from the inside to the outside, which means that it wasn’t an intruder; rather, it was a breakout. I’m not sure. You know, I hear the same things that you do,” remarked Trump.
Stigall pressed, “The 911 call seems to imply that he knew the identify of the man.
“Yeah. Yeah. There is a lot of terrible stuff in it. Even if I don’t like Nancy Pelosi, what’s happening there is terribly terrible.
Stigall would go on to assert that there is more to the story than has been disclosed to the public.
In all seriousness, Trump continued, “This is, I guess more than the traffic accident, it looks to me.” He was alluding to Paul Pelosi’s DUI arrest from back in May.
The Washington Post - which carries the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" - is now suggesting that people who want to see video of the Pelosi attack are stoking conspiracy theories.
In a Wednesday article, columnist Philip Bump draws a line from 2020 election deniers, to QAnon, to people who think there's something fishy about last week's attack on the Pelosis' San Francisco house by a mentally ill homeless man who was living at a house with a BLM flag, and who back-dated posts on one of his websites after registering it in September.
The Republican National Committee filed an election lawsuit Wednesday in the battleground state of Wisconsin against Green Bay’s county clerk, who has allegedly been prohibiting members of the public "from observing all aspects of the in-person absentee voting process that has been underway since October 25 at the City Clerk’s office," according to the legal filing.
"The RNC is suing Green Bay alongside concerned Wisconsin voters because the city's Democrat election officials are refusing to follow Wisconsin’s election law," RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. "Poll watchers have a right to poll watch, but Green Bay's clerk is refusing to let them in the room."
"This is unacceptable: Republicans are going to court to deliver Wisconsinites the ballot box transparency to which they are legally entitled," McDaniel said.
The White House continues to get checked by Twitter.
According to a Fox News report, the White House removed a flagged tweet on Twitter after making a claim about Social Security that wasn’t exactly true; Twitter provided more context, but the tweet was ultimately taken down.
“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House tweeted Tuesday.
“The White House tweet was accompanied by a note from Twitter that said many readers were adding ‘context’ to the WH message that said the rise in Social Security payments was ‘due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate,'” Fox reports.
A new attack ad targeting Arizona candidate for governor, Kari Lake, is arguably one of the most distasteful and manipulative ads in the history of campaigning.
The new ad by The Republican Accountability PAC ranks up there with the 2004 ad calling into question triple-amputee Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland’s “courage” – the previous low in the modern era.
Lake is a stalwart supporter of Donald Trump and thus a popular target of oppositional forces determined to smear anyone with whom he is aligned. The candidate herself took aim at the recent attacks and negative coverage by the media.
The anti-Trump PAC hopes their ad will negatively spotlight Lake’s calls for better measures to safeguard election integrity after 2020, while simultaneously blaming her for the Capitol riot.
Webmaster addition: The smell of panic fills the air!
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved a fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate increase and signaled a potential change in how it will approach monetary policy to bring down inflation.
In a well-telegraphed move that markets had been expecting for weeks, the central bank raised its short-term borrowing rate by 0.75 percentage point to a target range of 3.75%-4%, the highest level since January 2008.
The move continued the most aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening since the early 1980s, the last time inflation ran this high.
We have been discussing how Democratic leaders like Hillary Clinton called on foreign companies to pass censorship laws to prevent Elon Musk from restoring free speech protections on Twitter. The EU has responded aggressively to warn Musk not to allow greater free speech or face crippling fines and even potential criminal enforcement. After years of using censorship-by-surrogates in social media companies, Democratic leaders seem to have rediscovered good old-fashioned state censorship.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) declared Musk’s pledge to restore free speech values on social media as threatening Democracy itself. She has promised that “there are going to be rules” to block such changes. She is not alone. Former President Obama has declared “regulation has to be part of the answer” to disinformation.
For her part, Hillary Clinton is looking to Europe to fill the vacuum and called upon her European counterparts to pass a massive censorship law to “bolster global democracy before it’s too late.”
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently repeated this call for global censorship at the United Nations to the applause of diplomats and media alike.
EU censors have assured Democratic leaders that they will not allow free speech to break out on Twitter regardless of the wishes of its owner and customers.
Following Tuesday's WSJ report revealing that Saudi Arabia and its ally the United States are on high alert over a potential impending attack from Iran, the Pentagon has narrowed its assessment, saying there's credible threat of an attack "soon or within 48 hours."
Oil prices spiked more than $2 on this new "48 hours" intelligence, which the Pentagon reportedly received from the Saudis, hammering tech stocks further. A subsequent and quite expected denial from Iran...
*IRAN DISMISSES REPORTS IT'S PLANNING ATTACK ON SAUDI, REGION
The Anti-Defamation League has partnered with researchers from Princeton University on a new subjective "data collection initiative" to track so-called threats and criticism of elected officials. Although presently aimed at tracking "incidents" involving local politicians, the Bridging Divides Initiative is intended to "expand beyond local officials to state and federal."