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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Elon Musk called up the chief executives of companies that pulled advertising spending from Twitter to complain, the Financial Times reported. A number of leading media buyers and advertising agencies say that almost all the major brands they act for have stopped ad spending on Twitter, the report said. Musk took it upon himself to personally call CEOs to chastise them, one industry figure told the FT, but his actions have backfired, the newspaper reported.


Former President Trump blasted newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith on Truth Social on Sunday, calling the veteran federal prosecutor "compromised" and a "political hit man."


Over the past decade, as the Asian diaspora has grown in North America, the call to reclaim the swastika as a sacred symbol has become louder. These minority faith communities are being joined by Native American elders whose ancestors have long used the symbol as part of healing rituals. Read more


Saturday, November 26, 2022

An Evangelical Minister was horrified by what he heard at a trump rally and has decided to make it his mission to separate Christianity and trumpism.


"I threw up on his face. Literally. On his face," he said. Under DeSantis' supervision, prison administrators "tied our heads, our shoulder, our rest, our thighs and our legs," putting "some kind laxative in the feeding liquid so we s*** ourselves all the time," after which they were locked up into solitary confinement. ..There's a team. Whatever you are doing, they just beat you. Pepper spray, beating, beating, sleep deprivation, that continued for three months. "When I was screaming, I look at him [Ron DeSantis] and he was actually smiling. Like someone who enjoyed it," Adayfi said. "It shocked us all."


Friday, November 25, 2022

You can't get much more bluegrass than this, a song by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, who created the genre. One night in the 1960s, Bill and his band were aboard their old bus "The Bluegrass Breakdown," when it lived up to its name somewhere in the middle of Kentucky.

Watching the sunrise over the mountains and inspired by what Bill called the ancient tones (the whispering in nature), Bill and his young bandmate Peter Rowan came up with this song.


Anderson Aldrich, charged with killing five and injuring 18 in Colorado Springs last Saturday, and their mom allegedly flung racial epithets at fellow Frontier Airlines passengers"one of whom pursued the future shooter through the airport and caught a bitter exchange of words on camera. Denver Fox affiliate KDVR interviewed a woman who recalled that Aldrich's mother used an anti-Hispanic slur against her, and Aldrich made an anti-Black slur to another passenger while they deboarded a July flight. The woman then chased the pair with her phone recording, capturing Aldrich threatening "you keep following me and I'm going to f" you up."


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The staff for the January 6 panel has expressed frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney for focusing the committee's final report too much on former President Donald Trump, at the expense of other aspects of the investigations, according to a report published Wednesday by The Washington Post.


The University of Florida pulled a scholarship offer it gave to one of the nation's top quarterback recruits after a video of him using the N-word while singing along to lyrics in a rap song surfaced.


For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data. The waning efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and increasingly contagious strains of the virus being spread to elderly and immunocompromised people have resulted in more deaths among those who have taken at least one vaccine dose, a Washington Post analysis published Wednesday finds. "Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted," the Post reported. The paper described a "troubling trend" as the share of deaths of people who were vaccinated has been "steadily rising" over the past year.


Aaron Franklin Brink, who has appeared in such films as "I Wanna Get Titty Fucked" and "Latina Slut Academy," said he was just happy his kid isn't gay.


The right loves to hate stuff out loud. Then they're surprised when the most hateful people out there end up acting on those words. I ain't fer it. 3 min


Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who tackled and disarmed the shooter inside LGBTQ Club Q in Colorado Springs, is currently receiving a torrent of hate and harassment from far-right extremists. The far-right has is calling Fierro a "groomer" and a "f*ggot," while questioning his sexuality for being at the Club Q drag show. Others even questioned the veracity of his entire story, according to an investigation conducted by VICE News and researchers at Advance Democracy Inc, a nonprofit that tracks online extremism. Far-right troll Jack Pososbiec was one of the first people to do this. "Are we just not supposed to talk about the US Army Major taking his family down to the local drag club for a night out?" Pososbiec asked followers on multiple platforms Tuesday morning, including on Truth Social where he has 960,000 followers and on Telegram, where he has over a million.


Twitter users gave Herschel Walker a hard time over his latest blunder. The Donald Trump-backed Republican, who faces Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) in Georgia's runoff election for the U.S. Senate next month, had a slip of the tongue Tuesday while speaking on Fox News. "This election is about more than Herschel Walker. This erection is about the people," Walker said, flanked by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).


A group of top Democratic strategists are launching a multi-million-dollar hub to counter an expected investigative onslaught by the likely incoming House GOP majority. The newly relaunched Congressional Integrity Project initiative, details of which were shared first with POLITICO, will include rapid response teams, investigative researchers, pollsters and eventually a paid media campaign to put congressional Republicans "squarely on the defense," founder Kyle Herrig said in an interview.


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