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Los Angeles Strippers Attempting to Unionize for Protection From Sexual Harassment

Strippers at a Los Angeles club are trying to unionize and join the National Labor Relations Board to protect them from sexual harassment in the work place.

A majority of the strippers at North Hollywood’s Star Garden Topless Dive Bar have filed a petition to join the NLRB.

According to a press release about the situation from the Actor’s Equity Association, “if the dancers win their election and the results are certified by the NLRB, the Star Garden workers will become the only strippers in the United States represented by a union.”

“The bargaining unit will be affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers employed in live theatre,” the press release continued.

The AEA argued that strippers do similar work to theatre actors and normal dancers — and that they need “protection from sexual harassment.”

“Strippers are live entertainers, and while some aspects of their job are unique, they have much in common with other Equity members who dance for a living,” said Actors’ Equity Association President Kate Shindle.

Shindle continued, “in my conversations with them, these dancers reported consistent compensation issues — including significant wage theft — along with health and safety risks and violations. They want health insurance and other benefits, like workers’ compensation. They need protection from sexual harassment, discrimination and unjust terminations. Equity is well situated to advocate for these workers, and we are excited to welcome them into the labor movement at this extraordinary time. We applaud their efforts to seize their collective power and unionize, like so many others across the country who are fed up with toxic workplaces. When they approached us for support, we did what unions should do: we said yes.”

Strippers at the club began the process of unionizing in March, claiming that bouncers did not do enough to protect them from harassment by customers.

“We like what we do,” said a stripper going by the name Velveeta, like the cheese. “We would like our jobs even more if we had basic worker protections. We’re like so many other workers who have learned that it’s not a choice between suffering abuse or quitting. With a union, together, we can make needed improvements to our workplace.”

Strippers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady started a union called “the Exotic Dancers Union” in 1996, in affiliation with the Service Employees International Union.

The union operated until the Lusty Lady closed in 2013.

A rally in support of Star Garden strippers has been organized and is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., outside Equity’s offices, 5636 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood.

Following the rally, Star Garden’s strippers will be picketing at Star Garden Topless Dive Bar.

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WATCH: Finnish Prime Minister Being Urged to Take Drug Test After Videos of Her Partying With Celebs Leak Online

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is being urged to take a drug test after videos of her partying it up with her celebrity friends leaked online.

The 36-year-old has defended the footage and insisted that she was not on drugs when the videos were taken.

Finland’s Prime Minister @MarinSanna is in the headlines after a video of her partying was leaked today.

She has previously been criticized for attending too many music festivals & spending too much on partying instead of ruling.

The critics say it’s not fitting for a PM. pic.twitter.com/FbOhdTeEGw

— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) August 17, 2022

“I have not used drugs myself, or anything other than alcohol. I’ve danced, sung and partied and done perfectly legal things,” Marin, one of the youngest heads of stste in the world, said at a press conference on Thursday.

The New York Post reports, “in the recordings, which were purportedly taken from a private Instagram account, Marin and a group of pals — among them Finnish musicians, TV personalities and politicians — are seen dancing and singing.”

🤪 Finland’s PM Sanna Marin (black top) in a video from a private party has leaked online in the company of her friends, who are discussing cocaine in the background.

Now you know why Finland was crowned the happiest country in the world for the 5th consecutive year. pic.twitter.com/z8YJscadny

— Santosh Patel (@Verma916161) August 18, 2022

“Dressed in a black tank top and a pair of white pants, the glamorous prime minister of Finland could be observed gyrating her hips, pumping her fists with enthusiasm and making funny faces with her girlfriends for the camera, in what appears to be a private apartment,” the report continues.

After the footage leaked, Finnish Member of Parliament Mikko Kärnä, from Marin’s coalition partner Centre Party, publicly called for Marin to be drug tested.

Aivan jo pelkästään julkisuudessa käytävän keskustelun takia olisi viisautta, mikäli pääministeri @MarinSanna kävisi omaehtoisesti huumeseulassa, jonka tulokset julkistettaisiin riippumattoman tahon toimesta.

Kansalla on myös lupa odottaa tällaista pääministeriltään. #jauhojengi

— Mikko Kärnä 🇫🇮🇺🇦 (@KarnaMikko) August 18, 2022

“Just for the sake of the discussion in public, it would be wise if the Prime Minister @MarinSanna voluntarily went through a drug screening, the results of which would be made public by an independent body,” Kärnä said, according to an automatic translation. “The people are also allowed to expect this from their prime minister.”

Known for her fondness for rock and metal music, Finland’s youngest Prime Minister ever, Sanna Marin, has gone viral on social media.
PM Marin sang and danced with her group of friends and that video took the internet by storm. #finland #pm #finnish #sannamarin #anews pic.twitter.com/yI5Xx2oFYP

— ANews (@anews) August 18, 2022

During the press conference, Marin said that it is “not a problem to take a drug test,” but she is unhappy that it is even being requested.

“I haven’t used any drugs, so it’s not a problem to take a drug test, but I also think it’s quite special that something like this is required,” she told reporters.

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Atlantic Writer Claims the Rosary is an Extremist Symbol for Christian Nationalists

Atlantic contributor Daniel Panneton has published an op-ed in which he claimed that the rosary is now a symbol of extremism.

The rosary, of course, is a string of beads or knots that are used by Catholics as they do a series of prayers.

In the article titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol,” Panneton claimed that “just as the AR-15 rifle has become a sacred object for Christian nationalists in general, the rosary has acquired a militaristic meaning for radical-traditional (or ‘rad trad’) Catholics.”

Panneton claimed that “on this extremist fringe, rosary beads have been woven into a conspiratorial politics and absolutist gun culture. These armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into something dangerously literal.”

The writer claimed that the “the rosary—in these hands—is anything but holy.”

Panneton noted that the rosary, a weapon against evil, is often shown in memes and merchandise alongside guns and imagery celebrating a warrior mentality.

“The militarism also glorifies a warrior mentality and notions of manliness and male strength,” Panneton wrote. “This conflation of the masculine and the military is rooted in wider anxieties about Catholic manhood—the idea that it is in crisis has some currency among senior Church figures and lay organizations. In 2015, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix issued an apostolic exhortation calling for a renewal of traditional conceptions of Catholic masculinity titled ‘Into the Breach,’ which led the Knights of Columbus, an influential fraternal order, to produce a video series promoting Olmsted’s ideas.”

The article went on to attack people who wish to defend their church and family.

“But among radical-traditional Catholic men, such concerns take an extremist turn, rooted in fantasies of violently defending one’s family and church from marauders,” he noted.

The op-ed was widely mocked online, particularly in a Catholic subreddit.

“It would be even more hilarious if people started praying the rosary outside his house in Toronto (so he can see them praying) for the salvation of his soul,” one user wrote.

Another replied, “Calling the police, ‘there are armed extremists outside my home!!'”

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Bill Maher Takes Aim at the Term ‘Islamophobic,’ Says Salman Rushdie ‘Had a Good Reason to Be Fearful’ (VIDEO)

Bill Maher took aim at the term “Islamophobic” while paying tribute to his friend Salman Rushdie on Friday’s episode of his show Real Time With Bill Maher.

The comedian and late night show host said that calling someone “phobic,” whether discussing transgender people or religions, is simply a way of shutting down debate.

Rushdie was stabbed ten times in the neck, face, and abdomen while speaking at an event in New York on Friday.

Hadi Matar, 24, has been charged with the attack, which left Rushdie in critical condition — though he has since been removed from a ventilator and is reportedly able to speak.

In 1989, Rushdie went into hiding after publishing the novel  The Satanic Verses, which was highly critical of Islam. At that time, the government of Iran issued a fatwa, or decree, calling for him to be killed.

Along with the fatwa, then-Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, offered a $3 million reward for Rushdie’s head. The fatwa remains active to this day, and in 2012 an Iranian religious foundation added an additional $500,000 to the reward.

Addressing the attempted murder on his show, Maher began, “first, I have to say something — it’s somewhat personal but also national news. A dear friend of mine, good friend of this show, got stabbed today, Salman Rushdie. I’m sure people have seen this news.”

“We don’t know the motivation yet, but Sal did have some enemies in the past, as I recall. So I’m guessing Hadi is not Amish,” Maher said.

The host continued on to explain that Rushdie “was giving a lecture, how about this for irony, about how the US is a safe haven for exiled writers and other artists under threat of persecution. And making that speech itself is unthinkable in most Muslim countries.”

“Salman Rushdie, living in most Muslim countries without getting stabbed every day is unthinkable. So don’t come at me with ‘Islamophobic,’ ‘phobic’ means fear, right? Well, Sal had a good reason to be fearful. And when you say ‘phobic,’ it’s just a way to shut off debate,” Maher said.

“You know, there are ‘transphobic,’ ‘Islamophobic,’ and we should have a debate about this. Sorry, but you know, these things don’t go away. Islam is still a much more fundamentalist religion than any of the other religions in the world,” Maher asserted.

Maher has long been outspoken against fundamentalist religions.

“And that means they take what’s in the Holy Book seriously. And that has been dangerous for a long time. It’s still dangerous. This was 1989 when he was first threatened,” Maher concluded.

At this point, Maher’s guest, Piers Morgan, read a quote from Rushdie which said “the defense of free speech begins at the point when people say something you can’t stand.”

According to a report from BBC, Rushdie has severed nerves in one arm, damage to his liver, and will likely lose an eye.

The post Bill Maher Takes Aim at the Term ‘Islamophobic,’ Says Salman Rushdie ‘Had a Good Reason to Be Fearful’ (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

White House Press Sec Comments on Biden’s Low Approval Ratings: ‘We get it’ (VIDEO)

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented on Joe Biden’s ultra low approval ratings by saying, “we get it.”

The remarks came during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

Host Jonathan Karl asked the press secretary, “why is it that, if things are getting better, so many Americans are unhappy with President Biden’s handling of it?”

“We’ve said this before, it’s like: We get it. We understand what the American people are feeling at this time,” Jean-Pierre told host Karl.

“Why is it that, if things are getting better, so many Americans are unhappy with President Biden’s handling of it?”

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: “So, you know, we’ll say this, you know, we’ve said this before, it’s like, we get it, we understand.” pic.twitter.com/ebAkkyIezJ

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 14, 2022

The press secretary went on to claim that tackling inflation is the “number one priority” for the administration.

Jean-Pierre also boasted about the expensive climate, tax and health care bill that the Democrats just passed, saying that claims it will not combat inflation are “false.”

“There’s more to it. It’s just it was the way that Republicans did that was so that it could make an argument that is false. It is going to fight inflation,” the Jean-Pierre said. “It has been proven, and has been said by economists across the board, on the Republican side and on the Democrat side.”

The press secretary also continued to claim that Biden will indeed run for a second term in 2024, despite the majority not wanting him to.

The latest Yahoo News-YouGov poll, released on Wednesday, found that only 18 percent of Americans want Biden to run again in 2024.

“The survey of 1,672 U.S. adults, which was conducted from July 8 to July 11, represents perhaps the starkest evidence to date of the president’s deteriorating position with voters — including those in his own party. Since late May, the number of Americans who say Biden should run for reelection has fallen by 7 points; among Democrats, that number has fallen by 8 points,” the pollsters reported.

Biden appears to be in complete denial about the numbers, telling reporters on Tuesday that “they want me to run,” meaning Democrat voters.

However, 41 percent of Democrat voters said that they do not want him to run — and only about a quarter said that they do.

Among independents, 71 percent say that they do not want to see Biden run again.

In addition to his failing policies, Biden will also turn 82 shortly after the next presidential election.

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San Francisco Test Running Trash Cans That Cost Taxpayers Over $20,000 Each

San Francisco has commissioned a company to make the “perfect trash can” to clean up the city streets — and one of the prototypes cost taxpayers $20,000.

Along with the $20,000 model, the city also commissioned two other prototypes that cost $19,000 and $11,000 each.

“What takes four years to make and costs more than $20,000? A trash can in San Francisco,” the Associated Press reported on Saturday.

San Francisco residents will have the opportunity to try out six trash cans and vote on which ones they think are the best.

The city added three off the shelf models after facing outrage over the high cost of their custom designs.

There are currently over 3,000 public trash cans throughout the city.

“Officials say the current bins have too big a hole that allows for easy rummaging. The bins also have hinges that need constant repair and locks that are easy to breach. Some people also topple them over, cover them in graffiti, or set them on fire,” the AP report explains.

The report added that, “the city is so serious about the endeavor it has created interactive maps so residents can track and test the different designs, which include the Soft Square, the priciest prototype at $20,900. The boxy stainless steel receptacle has openings for trash and for can and bottle recycling and includes a foot pedal. The Slim Silhouette, at $18,800 per prototype, is made of stainless steel bars that give would-be graffiti artists less space to tag.”

Beth Rubenstein, a spokeswoman for San Francisco’s Department of Public Works, told the outlet that if one of the more expensive models is chosen it will cost taxpayers $2,000 to $3,000 each to mass produce.

Rubenstein highlighted the importance and high priority of making sure that the trash cans are “beautiful.”

“We live in a beautiful city, and we want (the trash can) to be functional and cost-effective, but it needs to be beautiful,” she said.

The hyper-expensive cans have been on the streets for only about three weeks and have already been vandalized.

The AP report says, “others already show the drip stains of inconsiderate coffee drinkers or have attracted dumping, with people leaving dilapidated bathroom cabinets and plastic bags full of empty wine bottles next to them.”

Meanwhile, SF still has a major problem with people defecating in their streets. Perhaps they should spend less on trashcans and more on potty training their residents.

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R. Kelly to Face Federal Child Porn Trial in Chicago

Jury selection will begin on Monday in the federal child porn case against singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, who is better known by his stage name R. Kelly.

Kelly, 55, was convicted last month on charges of federal racketeering and sex- trafficking and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

In the second federal trial, he is facing charges of child porn and obstruction of justice based on complaints from several women who claim that he groomed them when they were minors.

According to court documents obtained by NBC News, at least two of the alleged victims are expected to testify during the trial.

Kelly also faced charges of child pornography in 2008, but was acquitted. The federal prosecutors allege that he committed obstruction of justice in that case, which included video footage of the singer sexually abusing a minor.

The singer’s former business manager Derrel McDavid and associate Milton “June” Brown are also facing charges and accused of conspiring to intimidate and bribe witnesses while covering up evidence in the previous trial.

Beau Brindley, an attorney for McDavid, said in a statement to NBC that he was just “doing his job.”

“It was his job to protect Robert Kelly’s image and his career. To do that, he hired some of the best lawyers in the United States,” Brindley said. “Those are the only people with whom Mr. McDavid entered into any agreements relevant to this case. Mr. McDavid and these lawyers did their job. They executed it with excellence. That was not a crime then. It is not a crime now. We look forward to Mr. McDavid’s exoneration.”

Kelly is facing additional federal and state charges in New York, Illinois and Minnesota.

In the case last month, Kelly was found guilty on nine counts relating to him setting up a criminal enterprise to recruit and traffick minors for sex.

“While the New York case, according to evidence and testimony presented in court, centered on racketeering charges and allegations that Kelly, his bodyguards, drivers, managers and others developed a decades-long scheme that resulted in the sexual abuse of young fans, the Illinois trial will focus on conduct during prior legal proceedings and video tapes allegedly made by Kelly that constituted child pornography,” the NBC report says.

Kelly has denied the allegations against him.

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WATCH: Ontario Premier Doug Ford Swallows a Bee During Live Press Conference

Ontario Premier Doug Ford swallowed a bee during a live press conference on Saturday.

Ford was speaking about privatizing healthcare in Dundalk, Ontario, when the bee flew straight into his mouth.

“Holy Christ, I just swallowed a bee!,” Ford said, while coughing and reaching into his mouth

Ford quickly joked about the strange situation saying, “I’m good, he’s down here buzzing around right now. He has a lot of real estate.”

“This is going to be replayed over and over again,” Ford continued to joke about the certain oncoming buzz over the incident.

Ford was immediately laughing about the incident and taking it in stride, laughing off the “blooper.”

“He’s wedged in my throat, sorry guys,” the Premier told media, touching his throat. “Man, he went right down the hatch.”

The politician let everyone know that he was okay, and that “the bee is building a hive down there.”

According to a report from CP24, “Ford was in the small rural area southwest of Barrie to announce an investment of $500,000 in the Ontario-based company Greenlid, which produces compostable and sustainable products.”

A spokesperson for Ford told the station that he is “doing well” following the incident.

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Florida School District Will Have Resource Officers Carrying Long Guns to ‘Meet Violence With Violence’

A Florida school district is taking steps to avoid a situation like the severe police failings during the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has announced that some school resource officers will be carrying long guns on campuses in the district.

The sheriff posted a video announcing the measure and explaining the motivation for it.

“You are not coming into my schools and killing our children,” Ivey said in the video. “I firmly believe that if you do not meet violence with violence, you will be violently killed.”

Sheriff Ivey wrote in the post, “While I pray it never happens, I can assure you that our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies are prepared to win the battle to protect our children and teachers!!”

He also quoted Sun Tzu, writing “every battle is won or lost before it’s ever fought.”

Sheriff’s school resource officers will also have new uniforms that have a “tactical appearance that clearly signifies that we mean business.”

Russell Bruhn, a spokesperson for Brevard Public Schools, told Florida Today that when it comes to decisions about law enforcement, they “leave that to the experts.”

“The sheriff is kind of our go-to when it comes to school security,” Bruhn said. “He’s our expert, he’s the one that we trust and the one we work with to kind of set the tone for what is needed on our campuses to make sure that our staff and our students are safe and to make sure that all of our SROs can respond to whatever they face each day.”

A few people protested the decision during Tuesday’s school board meeting, but failed to change the decision.

Criminal justice consultant and law enforcement training expert Roy Bedard told FT that there are both pros and cons to having the resource officers be so visibly armed.

“People don’t like to walk around in what they feel like is a heavily armed campus, especially when you’re a kid, and everyone understands that,” Bedard said. “The other side of that coin is that, because we do know that these things have happened and likely will happen again, we want to be ahead of the power curve by having those weapons immediately accessible and not have to take the time to cart them in.”

However, Bedard added that a long gun would be more effective than a handgun in an active shooter situation.`

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Boston Children’s Hospital Creates Bizarre Video Promoting ‘Gender Affirming’ Hysterectomies for Kids

Boston Children’s Hospital is facing backlash over a video they created that appears to be promoting “gender affirming hysterectomies” for “transgender” children.

The video, featuring Dr. Frances Grimstad, an obstetrician-gynecologist, went viral after being posted by the popular Libs of TikTok Twitter account.

“A gender-affirming hysterectomy is very similar to most hysterectomies that occur,” Grimstad cheerfully stated. “A hysterectomy itself is the removal of the uterus, the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus, and the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the sides of the uterus.”

Boston Children’s Hospital (@BostonChildrens) is now offering “gender affirming hysterectomies” for young girls pic.twitter.com/JOH5fFtGJ0

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 11, 2022

According to a report from the Federalist, “BCH appears to have taken down Grimstad’s profile on its website, but a bio on the Harvard Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Health Equity Research Collaborative page describes how the OB-GYN has participated in ‘clinical and research work surrounding transgender and intersex reproductive health’ for years.”

“She has been involved in trans health advocacy since her own adolescence, when she decided to pursue medicine to address disparities in care faced by these communities,” her biography states. “Her interests center around optimizing reproductive health outcomes for both populations including hormonal and menstrual management, surgical care and family planning.”

Hysterectomies are irreversible and sterilize the patient.

The Center for Gender Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital offers gender affirmation surgery services to eligible adolescents and young adults who are ready to take this step in their journey,” BCH’s website reads.

According to a report from the National Desk, the hysterectomy procedures are done through BCH’s gynecology department, which specializes “in gynecologic care for newborns to young adults.”

“According to the eligibility requirements for BCH’s “Gender Surgery Program,” minors as young as 15 can receive breast augmentation and double mastectomies with parental consent, but phalloplasty and metoidioplasty surgeries require patients to be 18, while 17-year-olds can access vaginoplasties,” the report adds.

The BCH website does not state the minimum age for a hysterectomy.

However, it turns out, the pediatric hospital has posted a whole series of videos discussing changing the sex of children.

In another video the hospital claimed that toddlers can know that they are transgender. They claimed that signs of a transgender toddler include refusing haircuts or playing with toys for the opposite gender — even though liberals have long claimed that toys have no gender and previously fought to end gendered toy aisles in stores.

Boston Children’s Hospital (@BostonChildrens) says that toddlers can know they are transgender. Some signs are refusing a haircut or playing with the opposite gender toys. pic.twitter.com/bEoWt1wI1l

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 14, 2022

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has also released a promotional video for puberty blockers.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) is now putting out promotional videos on puberty blockers for kids. pic.twitter.com/uY0RIRIGzZ

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2022

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President Donald Trump Requests Return of Privileged Documents on Truth Social

Former President Donald Trump posted to Truth Social on Sunday morning saying that he would like privileged records seized by the FBI to be returned to him.

According to a report that came out on Saturday evening, some of the documents seized by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago were allegedly protected by attorney-client privilege.

Fox News reported, “the former president’s team was informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents—all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt —contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.”

In the post on Truth Social, the former president wrote that he had just learned about the claims.

“Oh great! It has just been learned that the FBI, in its now famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of privileged ‘attorney-client’ material, and also ‘executive’ privileged material, which they knowingly should not have taken,” Trump wrote. “By copy of this TRUTH, I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned to the location from which they were taken. Thank you!”

Andrew McCarthy, the former chief assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, said that if he really wants the documents back, he should request them through the court — but warned against doing so.

“I’d be a little leery to do that if I thought they were investigating me because if you take a position and then they charge you, you’re kind of locked into what you said,” McCarthy said. “So if he doesn’t absolutely need that material back, I think I’d lay low in the tall grass for a while and see what they do.”

The sources who spoke to Fox explained that the Justice Department also opposed Trump lawyers’ request for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.

“Sources told Fox News that some records could be covered by executive privilege, which gives the president of the United States and other officials within the executive branch the authority to withhold certain sensitive forms of advice and consultation between the president and senior advisors,” the Fox report says. “It is unclear, at this point, if the records include communications between the former president and his private attorneys, White House counsel during the Trump administration, or a combination.”

The search warrant and property receipt from the raid were unsealed on Friday by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart after Attorney General Merrick Garland requested that he do so.

According to the receipt, the feds took about 20 boxes of documents from Trump’s residence.

Many Republicans believe that the raid was part of a plot to prevent Trump from running in 2024, but it has only boosted his popularity in the party and support for his potential run.

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An 8-Year-Old Ohio Girl’s Lemonade Stand Was Shut Down By Police After Nearby Food Festival Complained

An eight year old girl had her lemonade stand shutdown by police after a nearby food festival filed a complaint about her.

The police officer who had to shut her down felt so bad that he gave her the $20 necessary to get a permit.

Asa Baker was selling lemonade outside her father’s business when the Alliance, Ohio Rib and Food Festival called the police to complain.

“Well, they were really sad that they had to shut me down but they gave me $20 to try and pay for it,” Baker told local station WJW-TV.

Katrina Moore, Asa’s mother, told the station that the police officer did the right thing — even though he didn’t want to do it.

“I could definitely tell he did not want to shut her down, but, I mean, you get a call, he has to do it. He definitely did the right thing, you know, in the situation he was put in,” the mother said. “Later that day, I made a (social media) post in appreciation for the officer that gave her the money for shutting it down. You know, as unfortunate as it was, I still was very grateful that he was at least able to give her $20.”

“I understand the rules, I understand why she got shut down. It’s just a sad, sad situation,” Moore told the station.

Kyle Clark, Asa’s Dad, said that he did not know that children need a permit to operate a lemonade stand.

“We looked it up and it was pretty much anywhere in Ohio. You have to have a license and I’ve never heard of that,” Clark said.

Alliance Police Lieutenant Don Wensel told the station that the department is not targeting children’s lemonade stands, but that they had to enforce the law once a complaint came in from the festival.

Unfortunately, the girl’s mother said that it is extremely difficult for them to obtain the proper permit — as it is not really clear which one applies to a child’s lemonade stand.

“In order to get a food vendors license, it only lasts for five days and its $40 for five days so that’s kind of out of the picture. If she wants to sell on the street, she has to get a street permit. If she sells in front of a business, we have to get a solicitors permit,” said Moore.

There are only 14 states in which children do not need a permit to operate a lemonade stand — though the laws are rarely enforced.

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FBI Seized Records Protected By Attorney-Client Privilege During Trump Raid, DOJ Refuses Trump Request for Special Master to Review

Some of the documents seized by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago were protected by attorney-client privilege, according to a new report.

At least five of the boxes taken during the raid are said to have contained protected documents.

Fox News reports, “the former president’s team was informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents—all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt —contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.”

The sources who spoke to Fox explained that the Justice Department also opposed Trump lawyers’ request for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.

During the raid, the Justice Department allegedly seized documents that were marked as classified, but former President Donald Trump maintains that they had been declassified while he was in office.

“Sources told Fox News that some records could be covered by executive privilege, which gives the president of the United States and other officials within the executive branch the authority to withhold certain sensitive forms of advice and consultation between the president and senior advisors,” the Fox report says. “It is unclear, at this point, if the records include communications between the former president and his private attorneys, White House counsel during the Trump administration, or a combination.”

The search warrant and property receipt from the raid were unsealed on Friday by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart after Attorney General Merrick Garland requested that he do so.

“The locations to be searched include the ‘45 Office,’ all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate,” the warrant stated.

According to the receipt, the feds took about 20 boxes of documents from Trump’s residence.

Many Republicans believe that the raid was part of a plot to prevent Trump from running in 2024, but it has only boosted his popularity in the party and support for his potential run.

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London’s Globe Theatre is Making Joan of Arc ‘Non-Binary’ in New Production

French heroine Joan of Arc will be portrayed as “non-binary” in the London Globe Theatre’s new production of her story.

The theatre removing the patron saint of France’s gender was once home to British playwright William Shakespeare.

In “I, Joan,” the iconic woman will be played by Isobel Thom, who claims to be “non-binary.” The production will use “they/them” pronouns to refer to Joan.

“Our story of Joan is full of joy and love and hope and magic and revolution,” Thom told NBC News.

“Storytelling and art is a platform to share experiences, to stretch imaginations, to excite and inspire, to explore language, and to represent. People and communities deserve to be championed, and there’s no limit to the number we can do that for,” the actress continued.

In a press release about the production, the Globe Theatre said, “our new play I, Joan shows Joan as a legendary leader who uses the pronouns ‘they/them’. We are not the first to present Joan in this way, and we will not be the last. We can’t wait to share this production with everyone and discover this cultural icon.”

Our new play I, Joan shows Joan as a legendary leader who uses the pronouns ‘they/them’. We are not the first to present Joan in this way, and we will not be the last. We can’t wait to share this production with everyone and discover this cultural icon.https://t.co/19T7baWsRk pic.twitter.com/lrgOC59TvQ

— Shakespeare’s Globe (@The_Globe) August 11, 2022

Throughout their press release, the theatre repeatedly claimed that they were behaving as Shakespeare would have by removing Joan’s gender — a huge part of her identity.

“Shakespeare was not afraid to ask difficult questions as he imagined the lives of 1,223 characters; he represented an extraordinary range of diverse perspectives and identities, and we are all still enjoying his work over 400 years later. Shakespeare was not afraid of discomfort, and neither is the Globe,” the theatre said.

The statement added, “for centuries, Joan has been a cultural icon portrayed in countless plays, books, films, etc. History has provided countless and wonderful examples of Joan portrayed as a woman. This production is simply offering the possibility of another point of view. That is the role of theatre: to simply ask the question ‘imagine if?.'”

The virtue signaling kicked into an even higher gear as the theatre declared, “trans men and women and non-binary identities exist and are valid.”

“We are committed to becoming an inclusive and diverse organisation, and making necessary change is at the heart of our strategic aims for the organisation. This includes becoming pro-trans, anti-racist, and taking positive, conscious, and intentional action against any form of prejudice present in our culture,” the statement continued.

The production opens on August 25 and tickets will be just £5.

“We hope this £5 ticket invites as many people as possible to come and have an opinion of their own, and even if we don’t agree with each other, still show kindness, curiosity, and respect,” the theatre said in the statement.

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Texas Man Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse Drinks ‘Cloudy’ Water in Courtroom, Dies Shortly After

A Texas man who was convicted of child sexual abuse chugged “cloudy” water as the verdict finding him guilty was read and died shortly after.

Edward Peter Leclair, 57, was found guilty on Thursday of five counts of child sexual abuse, all involving the same victim, who was between the age of 14 and 17.

Leclair had a large bottle that appeared to be water next to him, but did not drink it throughout the hearing.

As the guilty verdict was read, Leclair began to chug from the bottle.

“I looked over and noticed him drinking,” Leclair’s lawyer Mike Howard told NBC News. “His hand was shaking. At the time, I thought it was shaking because of the verdict. Then he kept drinking and drinking.”

“He chugged it,” prosecutor Jamie Beck told WFAA. “It wasn’t like he was just taking sips of water. He was literally throwing it back, so to speak.”

Leclair, a former Navy mechanic and corporate recruiter, was facing a sentence that could have ranged from probation to 100 years in prison.

“With charges like these, if they find a defendant guilty a very stiff punishment is certainly possible,” Howard said.

When he was taken back to a holding cell, Leclair began to vomit and emergency medical services were called.

“He was very much either dying or dead,” Beck told the Denton Record-Chronicle. “Once the ambulance came, they weren’t in a hurry. He was gray.”

Leclair was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead later that afternoon.

“We have had people who faint, have heart attacks and had a shooting, but never in my 27 years have we had something like this happen,” First Assistant Attorney Jamie Beck from the Denton County District Attorney’s Office, according to the Record-Chronicle report.

An autopsy has been ordered and the water bottle has been taken into evidence.

Leclair was on bond during the trial and therefore could have brought the water into the courtroom himself.

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Mar-a-Lago Raid Pulled Potential Presidential Primary Support From DeSantis Back to Trump — By TEN Points

The FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago pulled people from supporting a presidential bid by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, back to former President Donald Trump.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted after the raid, Trump got a significant bump as Republicans rally around him.

Politico reports:

As for what this all means politically, it appears that Trump is benefitting from a small rally-around-the-flag effect among Republicans:

In mid-July , 53% of Republican voters and Republican-leaning independents said they would vote for Trump if the 2024 primary were being held today.

Our polling today finds Trump with 57%. The next closest candidate is Florida Gov. RON DESANTIS at 17% — down from 23% in the July poll. No other candidate breaks double digits.

The pollsters also found that less than half of the respondents, across the political spectrum, support the raid (49 percnt).

The voters were also asked, “do you think that this conducted search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is primarily due to: Evidence that he committed a crime” or “Motivation to damage his political career.”

The poll found that 49 percent said the raid was based on “Evidence that he committed a crime” and 39 percent said that they had “Motivation to damage his political career.”

DeSantis, who is widely considered a potential challenger for the 2024 primary, has been outspoken against the raid.

The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.

— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) August 9, 2022

“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic,” DeSantis tweeted.

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Disney Casts Drag Queen in New Series

Disney has cast drag queen Jaren Kyei Merrell, better known as his stage name Shea Couleé, for their new Marvel series.

The drag queen was featured on season nine of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, but did not win.

Merrell was cast for the series Ironheart, which will be premiering in 2023.

According to a report from the Washington Examiner, “Couleé is reportedly leaving a ‘trademark stamp’ on the character, which remains unknown.”

“It’s really so humbling to be able to crossover into a much more mainstream avenue, and push the needle forward as far as drag is concerned, in the way that it’s consumed and in pop culture,” Merrell told E! News. “I’m so deeply excited for everyone to see what this role is, what it entails and everything it is.”

“Everyone at Marvel has been so unbelievably open and receptive to my experiences and my expertise about drag,” he added, “and they’ve allowed me to really come in to the MCU and put my very specific Shea Coulee print on the Marvel Universe.”

According to Merrell’s website, “Couleé is celebrated as an activist focused on uplifting LGBTQIA+ individuals and the BIPOC community. They have shared how important it is for them to continue to harness their career in drag to inspire. They have been particularly outspoken about racial equality, especially within the RuPaul’s Drag Race fandom and drag community.”

Disney has become increasingly political, recently making headlines for loud opposition to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law and suspended political donations in the state. In turn, the company announced that they will support organizations working to oppose the law.

In March, Disney announced that they created a task force to create more LGBTQ content for children.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that they were launching the task force because he regretted that the company did not do enough to stop the Parental Rights in Education law.

“We know the moment requires urgency – and words are not enough,” said Chapek, according to a recording of his remarks obtained by Reuters. “So we are taking some actions right now.”

According to Reuters, “The company said the task force will enlist the help of experts to develop a concrete plan to ensure Disney is ‘a force for good’ for LGBTQ+ communities, especially children and family.”

Recently, Pixar, a Disney subsidiary, included a same-sex kissing scene in their movie Lightyear, a prequel to Toy Story, which flopped.

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BREAKING: Ohio State Highway Patrol Exchanges Gunfire With Armed Man in Body Armor Attempting to Break Into FBI Building

Ohio State Highway Patrol exchanged gunfire with an armed man attempting to break into the FBI building in Cincinnati on Thursday morning.

The man was allegedly carrying an AR-15 and shooting into the building with a nail gun.

“At approximately 9:15 EST, the FBI Cincinnati Field Office had an armed subject attempt to breach the Visitor Screening Facility (VSF),” FBI Cincinnati said in a statement. “Upon the activation of an alarm and a response by armed FBI special agents, the subject fled northbound onto Interstate 71.”

At about 12:30 p.m. local time, the agency said the suspect was “contained” but not in custody, according to a report from NBC News.

The suspect took off on I-71 towards Columbus and the pursuit eventually ended near W. State Route 73, according to a report from Fox 8.

During the chase, the highway was shutdown in both directions as multiple agencies attempted to apprehend the suspect.

At approximately 9 AM this morning an armed subject attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at #FBI Cincinnati. After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto Interstate 71. pic.twitter.com/vFZHnpbM9L

— FBI Cincinnati (@FBICincinnati) August 11, 2022

All buildings within a one mile radius of the FBI headquarters were also placed on lockdown.

HAPPENING NOW IN CLINTON CO:
Lockdown.
Please stay inside and lock your doors. pic.twitter.com/1Kb3HuDMXu

— Kelly Rippin WLWT (@KellyRippin) August 11, 2022

The armed man was reportedly making threats as he attempted to breach the building, but it is not clear what those threats were at this time.

Potential threat at the FBI Cincinnati headquarters. FBI says the suspect was armed but the kind of weapon isn’t confirmed. Suspect took off north on I-75. A scene has developed in Clinton County. @WLWT pic.twitter.com/tWD6pA8CF5

— Michael Carnevale (@VideomikeWLWT) August 11, 2022

According to reports over the police scanner, the suspect was a “white male.” He was allegedly wearing a grey shirt and body armor.

“Blood splatter on his shorts. Right thigh area,” an officer in a police helicopter said over the radio, according to a report from the News Journal. “Part of windshield shot out … Suspect on knees, holding rifle.”

#BREAKING: There is an active shooter reported near the FBI building in Cincinnati, OH threatening agents. The Federal Protective Services have arrived on scene for a full sweep. The scene has now turned into a police pursuit.pic.twitter.com/kQZPkKZ3vH

— Hunter Cullen 🇺🇸🇸🇪🇫🇮🇺🇦🇬🇧🇨🇦🇦🇺🇳🇿 (@HunterJCullen) August 11, 2022


“Rifle down for the moment. He is on his knees,” an officer said over the scanner at 10:24 a.m. local time.

The incident is taking place just days after the agency raided Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago.

FBI director Christopher Wray has claimed that there have been threats against him and agents in the aftermath of the raid.

“I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said during a news conference on Wednesday. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

This situation is ongoing and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Wins Her Primary By Narrow Margin

Rep. Ilhan Omar is the projected winner of the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

The race was far closer than many expected, with the Squad member winning by only a few percentage points against her Democrat challenger Don Samuels.

Omar was first elected in 2018 with 78 percent of the vote and reelected in 2020 with 64 percent of the vote.

“When I first ran for this office there was one thing I kept coming back to. Something I said to myself and to the voters over and over: I believe that a better world is possible. I still believe that,” Omar said in a statement announcing her campaign for re-election, according to a report from WCCO.

Omar is a staunch advocate for progressive causes including support for Black Lives Matter, student loan forgiveness, and packing the court.

In March, Omar introduced a bill to limit no-knock raids in response to the death of 22-year-old Amir Locke who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police in February.

The Amir Locke End Deadly No-Knock Warrants Act would ban quick-knock warrants, all nighttime warrants, the use of flash-bang stun grenades or other explosive devices, chemical weapons, or any military-grade firearm during most raids.

Additionally, the legislation would establish strict limits on when no-knock warrants can be served in relation to drug investigations.

In July, Omar was booed off the stage at a large Somali Independence Day Concert in Minneapolis.

WATCH: Ilhan Omar booed off stage at Somali concert in Minnesota this weekendpic.twitter.com/lNm1aR3G6w

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 3, 2022

The event, which took place at the Target Center, was celebrating the 62nd anniversary of independence in Somalia and featured singer Suldaan Seeraar.

Rep. Omar was brought on stage to present an award to Seeraar, who was performing in the US for the first time.

The Hill noted that her opponent in this race was endorsed by the Star Tribune’s editorial board, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) and former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe.

“Omar is likely to win a third term given the data website FiveThirtyEight notes her seat has a partisan lean of plus 57 points,” the report added.

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CNN Columnist Says He Views Trump Supporters ‘No Different’ Than People Who Supported Bin Laden After 9/11

Regular CNN columnist and MSNBC guest Dean Obeidallah has announced that he “LITERALLY” views Trump supporters as being “no different” than al Qaeda supporters after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

In a tweet on Thursday, Obeidallah wrote, “At this point I LITERALLY view people who still support Donald Trump no different than the despicable, vile people who supported Bin Laden after 9/11.”

At this point I LITERALLY view people who still support Donald Trump no different than the despicable, vile people who supported Bin Laden after 9/11.

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 4, 2022

“The Taliban should be suing the GOP for trademark infringement,” he wrote in another tweet.

The Taliban should be suing the GOP for trademark infringement.

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 4, 2022

“This tweet has really triggered Fox News. Good! It’s 100% correct. As DOJ notes, Jan 6 was an act of “DOMESTIC TERRORISM.” Trump is the reason for that TERRORIST attack. If he accepted his loss, no attack. If you still support Trump today you’re supporting a TERRORIST. Period,” he added in a follow up tweet.

This tweet has really triggered Fox News. Good! It’s 100% correct. As DOJ notes, Jan 6 was an act of “DOMESTIC TERRORISM.” Trump is the reason for that TERRORIST attack. If he accepted his loss, no attack. If you still support Trump today you’re supporting a TERRORIST. Period. https://t.co/rOqECmy9OU

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 4, 2022

His unhinged tirade also included Obeidallah tweeting that the the Capitol protest on January 6 was a “terrorist attack” incited by Trump, and asking “How soulless are the GOP candidates? They actually fight to get the endorsement of Donald Trump, a man who waged a coup and incited the Jan 6 terrorist attack.”

“I ‘LITERALLY’ view Trump supporters as ‘no different’ than bin Laden supporters” I 100% view anyone STILL supporting Trump after Jan 6 hearings confirmed Trump knowingly sent an armed, angry mob to Capitol to “Stop the Steal” as supporting a TERRORIST https://t.co/oZddBBFy4g

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 4, 2022

As part of his crazed tweets, Obeidallah shared the Fox News article about his initial tweets, adding, “‘I ‘LITERALLY’ view Trump supporters as ‘no different’ than bin Laden supporters’ I 100% view anyone STILL supporting Trump after Jan 6 hearings confirmed Trump knowingly sent an armed, angry mob to Capitol to ‘Stop the Steal’ as supporting a TERRORIST.”

Of course, he also took time to call Republicans “Fascists.”

Daily Reminder: Today’s GOP is no longer a political party, it’s a white nationalist, FASCIST movement that seeks to impose their EXTREME religious beliefs as the law of our land. It must be utterly defeated in order to save our Republic.

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 4, 2022

“Daily Reminder: Today’s GOP is no longer a political party, it’s a white nationalist, FASCIST movement that seeks to impose their EXTREME religious beliefs as the law of our land. It must be utterly defeated in order to save our Republic,” he tweeted.

Fox News noted, “Obeidallah’s anger toward GOP and conservatives has even prompted him to question celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. Just ahead of the nation’s biggest celebration, Obeidallah hopped on Twitter to ask, ‘How can our nation celebrate ‘Independence Day’ when the GOP Supreme ‘Court’ just stripped women of the right to personal freedom?!'”

Regarding abortion, the CNN and MSNBC contributor believes that being pro-life is simply “Christian nationalism.”

“The next step in GOP’s embrace of Christian nationalism is amending state constitutions–like they are trying to do today in Kansas–to allow them to impose their extreme religious beliefs as law. This is not a drill. The GOP wants to impose religious law to take our freedoms,” he wrote.

Given the severity of his looney outburst on social media, one has to ask — is he drunk?

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Arizona GOP Party Chair Kelli Ward Calls Kari Lake’s Win an ‘Exorcism of John McCain From Our State and From Our Country’

Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward celebrated Kari Lake’s victory in the state as an “exorcism of John McCain from our state and from our country.”

Ward made the remarks on Steve Bannon’s War Room on Wednesday.

“Well, MSNBC is MSLSD, and everyone knows that Democrats are delusional. Katie Hobbs is no different. She did a horrible job in 2020. We can never let her get anywhere near being the governor of this great state,” Ward said.

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward said, “MSNBC is MSLSD,” and the Arizona primary “was an exorcism of John McCain from [Arizona] and our country.” pic.twitter.com/WsXnX7zPyI

— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) August 3, 2022

The party chair also vowed to keep Democrats from holding office in the state.

“And Kari Lake and the America First Republican Party of Arizona, under my leadership, are not going to let it happen. We are going to work hard. We are going to make sure that, that we keep her out and we keep out all of these Democrats who are detrimental to our state and to our nation,” she continued.

“I look forward to staying here, joining with all of you. I hope people will join me at ‘Kelli Ward AZ.’ Kelli with an ‘i’ because I care about the people. The people are back in power, Steve and I look forward to winning this thing,” Ward said.

Ward then set the internet ablaze by stating that the election was an “excorcism” of the late RINO John McCain.

“It’s been a long fight. 12 years ago, taking on John McCain, taking on the machine and yesterday in Arizona, it was a culmination and it was an exorcism of John McCain from our state and from our country,” Ward stated.

In Tuesday’s Arizona gubernatorial primary, Lake defeated establishment candidate Karrin Taylor Robson, who was endorsed by Governor Doug Ducey and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Lake was endorsed by Trump in September.

“Few can take on the Fake News Media like Kari,” Trump’s endorsement stated.

“She is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!),” Trump continued. “She is against Covid lockdowns, Cancel Culture, and will end ‘woke’ curriculum in our schools. She will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey–won’t even be a contest!”

In addition to Trump, Lake was also endorsed by Gen. Mike Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Larry Elder, Kash Patel, Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, Mike Lindell, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dean Cain, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and many others.

Lake will now face off against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who won the Democratic primary, in the November midterm elections.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Projected Winner of Michigan Democrat Primary for Re-Election

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is the projected winner of the Michigan Democrat primary for the new 12th district.

The extremely far-left “Squad” member was facing off against Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett, and former state representative Shanelle Jackson.

The newly drawn 12th district includes the western side of Detroit and parts of Wayne County, as well as a portion of Oakland County.

According to her campaign website, “Rashida has been breaking barriers her whole life. She grew up the eldest of 14 children in a working class family in southwest Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrants. Rashida has made history as the first Muslim woman ever elected to the Michigan Legislature, one of the first two Muslim women in the U.S. Congress, and the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress.”

Let’s do this #Tenacious12th.
Polls are open until 8pm.

Find your polling location: https://t.co/wivrM9Rjzi

If you experience any problems voting, please call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE. pic.twitter.com/d8OC6oVxu8

— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 2, 2022

In Congress, Tlaib serves on the House Oversight Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on the Environment. She is also a member of the House Financial Services Committee and Natural Resources Committee. In 2020 she became a ranking member on the executive board of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Recently, Tlaib made waves by asserting that parents speaking out about Critical Race Theory during school board meetings is “white supremacy.”

Tlaib made the comments during a virtual meeting of the Oakland County Democrat Party African American Committee.

The congresswoman was asked by a woman named Alexandria Hughes about the issue, saying that CRT “examines the systematic effects of white supremacy in America.”

“We can’t allow them to whitewash history,” Tlaib said. “Their intention is to try to, you know, expand on white supremacy.”

Hughes followed up by asking “how [candidates] will use your power to make sure K through 12 schools educators are able to build curriculums that bring awareness to the history of white supremacy, layers of racism, bias, and how that currently exists today?”

“We won’t be able to confront it if history is written upon falsehoods after falsehoods,” the squad member said.

“On the local level, I’m going to show up and be vocal about these efforts. I’m going to continue to train, you know, neighbors and community groups on how to, you know, get folks like us running for office so that we have folks again with various lived experiences making those decisions,” Tlaib continued.

Tlaib continued, “one of the things that continue to push back with urgency is my colleagues who say ‘don’t talk about critical race theory, Rashida, this is not the time.’ You got to continue pushing back on white supremacy in our country, because this is exactly how you enable them to pretend it’s not actually happening.”

“It is happening,” the congresswoman continued. “They’re showing up at our school board meetings right now. They are intentional about making sure that we’re not speaking truth to our children.”

Breitbart News noted that “recent polling has shown a historic reversal on the issue of education, giving Republicans the upper hand.”

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Teenage Pro-Life Activist Brutally Attacked While Knocking on Doors to Talk to Kansas Voters (VIDEO)

A teenage pro-life activist was brutally attacked while canvassing to urge Kansas voters to go out for Tuesday’s referendum on abortion law.

Grace Hartsock, 18, was volunteering with Students For Life and handing out literature about why people should support pro-life policies in Overland Park.

After knocking on a door, Hartsock was told by the woman who answered, “no, I’m sorry I don’t think you want to talk to us.”

When the young activist turned to leave, another woman could be heard yelling from inside saying, “don’t apologize to her, mom.”

According to a report from Fox News, things escalated significantly at this point.

“The woman, whose identity is unknown, then reportedly followed Hartsock out of the house while berating her. SFL says the woman shoved Hartsock in the chest and began striking her head with closed fists,” the report says. “Hartsock weathered the blows until the woman’s mother got the daughter to stop. The woman continued yelling, however, telling Hartsock ‘I hope you get raped,’ and ‘I hope you get run over by a car,’ SFL says.”

Hartsock filmed the end of the encounter on her phone, once the attack was over. The woman could be seen walking back to the house while cussing at her.

“Since she was struck, the student is experiencing headaches and body soreness, and Students for Life Action has connected her with an attorney. She and Students for Life Action are considering a legal response.” SFL spokeswoman Kristi Hamrick told Fox.

Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins issued a statement saying that the “pro-life generation will not be forced into silence or fear” over the attack.

“As reported to police, a grown woman took out her frustrations over abortion on a teenager who volunteered to let people know about the Kansas ballot initiative. This brings abortion radicals’ ‘Summer of Rage’ close to home,” said Hawkins. “But the Pro-Life Generation will not be forced into silence or fear because of radical pro-abortionists who show no regard for life, inside or outside of the womb, and no respect for the free speech rights of their fellow citizens.”

Kansas voters are voting on the “Value Them Both” amendment today, which would “affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion, including, but not limited to, in circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.”

Fox notes that, if passed, Kansas will be the first state to vote on abortion access since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June.

Hartsock has filed a complaint with the Leewood Police Department.

“It’s unfathomable that the pro-choice movement claims to be ‘pro-woman’ and yet attacks women who don’t agree with their narrative,” said Hartsock of the attack. “It’s not surprising to me that a person who advocates for violence in the womb wouldn’t hesitate to attack a pro-life woman like myself.”

Hartsock has now resumed door knocking.

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#WWIII Trends on Twitter as Pelosi Lands in Taiwan

#WWIII was a Twitter trend on Tuesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, ignoring threats from China that there would be retaliation if she did so.

Pelosi flew into Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei.

China had issued multiple threats related to the trip, prompting Taiwan to call back soldiers that were on leave and begin preparing them for a potential war with the Chinese Communist Party.

“We would like to tell the United States once again that China is standing by, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never sit idly by, and China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a daily press briefing prior to her arrival, according to a report from CBS News.

“As for what measures, if she dares to go, then let’s wait and see,” Lijian continued.

The US reportedly has its own warships, including an aircraft carrier, in the water east of Taiwan.

“Over the U.S. House Speaker Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan, Chinese side has repeatedly made clear our firm opposition to the visit,” Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson Senior Colonel Tan Kefei said in a statement.

“As the ‘third most important figure’ of the U.S. government, if Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan, the move will seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions in the three China-U.S. joint communiques, severely endanger China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he cautioned. “It will have a critically negative impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and is bound to cause extremely serious harm to the relations between the two countries and their militaries, and lead to further escalation of tension across the Taiwan Straits.”

“The inside trading drunk idiot is about to start WWIII,” popular pro-Trump Twitter user “Catturd” tweeted.

The inside trading drunk idiot is about to start WWIII. https://t.co/cuAyiOAb1o

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 2, 2022

“We’re going to trust this squirrel on drugs to not start WWIII between Taiwan & China?” podcast host Steven Crowder tweeted.

We’re going to trust this squirrel on drugs to not start WWIII between Taiwan & China? pic.twitter.com/M8HXvAAKcZ

— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) August 2, 2022

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tweeted, “It’s another Cuban missile crisis moment. Will Pelosi blunder us into WWIII with China?”

It’s another Cuban missile crisis moment.
Will Pelosi blunder us into WWIII with China? https://t.co/a4b1PmwFuz

— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 2, 2022

“Nancy Pelosi isn’t satisfied with helping to destroy this country with her immoral policies, to many onlookers, this woman wants to start WWIII,” political commentator Wayne Dupree wrote.

Nancy Pelosi isn’t satisfied with helping to destroy this country with her immoral policies, to many onlookers, this woman wants to start WWIII

— Unaffiliated Voter (@WayneDupreeShow) August 2, 2022

kinda bored, may start WWIII lol pic.twitter.com/JN6LLQ3v8e

— (@ollliiv) August 2, 2022

Comedian and political commentator Tim Young wrote, “Democrats and Nancy Pelosi are willing to risk starting WWIII for personal profit… but tell me again how you think Trump was reckless with foreign policy.”

Democrats and Nancy Pelosi are willing to risk starting WWIII for personal profit… but tell me again how you think Trump was reckless with foreign policy.

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 2, 2022

The Gateway Pundit will be providing updates throughout Pelosi’s trip.

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Student Athletes in Oklahoma Will Now Have to Sign ‘Biological Sex Affidavit’ and Compete on Teams Matching Biological Sex

Oklahoma student athletes will now have to sign a “biological sex affidavit” and compete on public school teams that match their biological sex.

The “Save Women’s Sports Act” was signed by Governor Kevin Stitt in March and has now gone into effect.

According to the law, “athletic teams designated for ‘females’, ‘women’ or ‘girls’ shall not be open to students of the male sex.”

Additionally, any student who is “deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers any direct or indirect harm” as a result of a school violating the law and allowing boys to compete will be permitted to sue. They will additionally be able to take legal action if they are “subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school.”

Students will also be required to report “any change in the status of the biological sex of the student” to the school within 30 days.

“The reality is: Men are biologically different than women,” Gov. Stitt said while signing the bill into law. “Men have more muscle mass, their bones are larger and denser, they have larger lungs and wider airways. These are physical advantages men have over women on the field, in the pool, on the track or on the court.”

“So how is it fair for a female track athlete, or swimmer, who has been training since she was 12 years old to lose in high school to a biological male?” Gov. Stitt asked. “It’s not. It’s just not fair. And it will not happen in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, we stand with female athletes. In Oklahoma, we will protect women’s sports.”

Erin Matson, executive director Reproaction, a pro-abortion group, shared an image of one of the affidavits on Twitter.

Do you understand what is happening?

This has nothing to do with encouraging girls to be athletes.

This is totalitarianism. It is the white nationalist agenda. The anti-LGBTQ agenda. The anti-abortion agenda. It is all the same agenda.

This is real. Shared with permission. pic.twitter.com/CGZ1SN5jr2

— Erin Matson (@erintothemax) July 28, 2022

“This has nothing to do with encouraging girls to be athletes,” Matson claimed in her tweet. “This is totalitarianism. It is the white nationalist agenda. The anti-LGBTQ agenda. The anti-abortion agenda. It is all the same agenda.”

The affidavit is also included in the athletic policy of Woodall Public Schools in eastern Oklahoma.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has, of course, jumped into the fray.

Tamya Cox-Touré, ACLU of Oklahoma Executive Director, has claimed that the law is “promoting baseless fears about trans athletes.”

“Transgender people belong everywhere, but with the swipe of a pen and a public display, Governor Stitt has sent a clear message to Oklahoma’s vulnerable transgender youth that they are not welcome or accepted in our State,” Cox-Touré said in a statement. “SB2 is just one of many bills we have seen attacking our Two Spirit, transgender, and nonbinary communities this session, while overlooking the real issues with gender equality in sports when it comes to funding, resources, pay equity, and more. Promoting baseless fears about trans athletes does nothing to address those real problems.”

Cox-Touré continued by claiming that SB2 “violates the United States Constitution and federal civil rights law, puts Oklahoma at risk of losing federal funding, and harms transgender youth, all to solve a problem that does not exist.”

Kentucky and Idaho have recently passed similar legislation. There are now nineteen states with laws that prevent students from playing on teams that do not match their biological sex.

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WATCH: Tacky Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez Flips Off Republicans During 2022 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez put her poor sportsmanship on full display during the 2022 Congressional Baseball Game.

Thursday evening’s game was the 87th installment of the annual event, which is held to raise funds for charity.

This year, the game was raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of DC.

During the sixth inning, with the Democrats trailing by five runs, Rep. Sanchez was filmed walking past the Republican dugout and flipping off her colleagues.

Democrat Rep. gives Republican bench the middle finger during the Congressional Baseball Game pic.twitter.com/0oR7d4BKGr

— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 29, 2022

The Republicans ended up winning the game, 10-0.

After the clip of her actions began to go viral, many on social media called for her to be banned from participating in future games.

Rep. Linda Sanchez is classless.

Giving the middle finger to the GOP Baseball team is hateful and divisive.

Sanchez should be banned from all future Congressional baseball games and permanently stripped of all committees.

— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 29, 2022

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez flipping off Republicans in a charity game to support the Boys and Girls Club of DC. Sad! pic.twitter.com/wOLL6krs48

— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) July 29, 2022

“California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez gave the Republican dug out the finger right before her team got BODIED 10-0 by the GOP in the congressional baseball game. What a nasty, disgusting slob. Perfect representation of the modern Left,” Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted.

California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez gave the Republican dug out the finger right before her team got BODIED 10-0 by the GOP in the congressional baseball game.

What a nasty, disgusting slob.

Perfect representation of the modern Left:pic.twitter.com/TigaRA7I1d

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 29, 2022

Naturally, many couldn’t help making jokes about how the stunning defeat was nothing compared to what the Democrats will likely face in November’s midterm election — including the official account of the GOP.

This 10-0 shutout at the #CongressionalBaseballGame is only a preview of what’s coming in November!

— GOP (@GOP) July 29, 2022

Republicans are destroying the Democrats tonight at the Congressional Baseball game. Currently 9-0. However democrats are expecting countless runs overnight after the game is over and are already looking forward to their win,” John Curtis joked.

Republicans are destroying the Democrats tonight at the Congressional Baseball game. Currently 9-0. However democrats are expecting countless runs overnight after the game is over and are already looking forward to their win. pic.twitter.com/m1GIDoFmvZ

— John Curtis  (@Johnmcurtis) July 29, 2022

During the 2017 game a crazed liberal walked onto the field and began shooting at Republican lawmakers. Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were injured in the attack.

“Scalise, who was shot in the hip, suffered from critical wounds. He underwent several surgeries, and faced a lengthy recovery, before returning to congress on September 28 to a standing ovation. The other victims included Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, lobbyists Matt Mika and Zack Barth and a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas,” according to History.com.

5 years ago my colleagues & I were attacked playing baseball—because we’re Republicans.

We didn’t let it stop us then & nothing will stop us now.

It’s been a long journey, but tonight we play the Congressional Baseball Game—5 years stronger.

Full Video: https://t.co/GVZPIpscCc pic.twitter.com/znbz1bdc35

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 28, 2022

Ahead of this year’s game, Scalise tweeted, “5 years ago my colleagues & I were attacked playing baseball—because we’re Republicans. We didn’t let it stop us then & nothing will stop us now. It’s been a long journey, but tonight we play the Congressional Baseball Game—5 years stronger.”

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Texas Governor Abbott Vows to Send More Illegal Migrants to DC, as Mayor Bowser Calls in National Guard to Handle ‘Dire’ Influx

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to continue sending illegal migrants to Washington DC, as Mayor Muriel Bowser calls in the national guard to help the city handle the “crisis.”

DC has been being flooded with thousands of illegal migrants as the Texas governor has sent approximately 5,000 to the city by bus over the last three months.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has also shipped roughly a thousand to the nation’s capital.

After news broke that Mayor Bowser is asking the Pentagon to help handle the influx of people, Governor Abbott’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying that DC “finally understands” what the border states are going through.

“Washington, D.C. finally understands what Texans have been dealing with every single day, as our communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies,” Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze wrote in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “If the mayor wants a solution to this crisis, she should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border — something he has failed to do.”

Eze added that, the situation in DC does not compare to the “true ongoing humanitarian crisis” on the southern border.

In addition to the National Guard, Mayor Bowser is requesting to use an an arena near the Capitol Building to use as a processing center for the migrants.

On July 19, Mayor Bowser sent letters to Joe Biden, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, asking for help. According to the report from the Examiner, neither of those letters have been answered.

Bowser has recently been mocked for claiming that the migrants are being “tricked” into boarding busses to DC.

The mayor wrote, “with pledges from Texas and Arizona to continue these abhorrent operations indefinitely, the situation is dire, and we consider this a humanitarian crisis — one that could overwhelm our social support network without immediate and sustained federal intervention.”

“The pace of arriving buses and the volume of arrivals have reached tipping points,” Bowser continued. “Our collective response and service efforts have now become overwhelmed. … Tragically, many families arrive in Washington, DC with nowhere to go, or they remain in limbo seeking onward destinations across the United States.”

The Examiner reports that “because immigration is a federal issue, Bowser argued, the federal government must provide ‘immediate federal assistance.’ As a result, the mayor requested that the Office of the Secretary of Defense initiate a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration mission that would provide 150 personnel to the district to transport migrants to a temporary processing center at the D.C. Armory.”

Once processed, the “mission” would entail helping the border jumpers complete “eventual movement to their final destinations” within the nation.

“This mission would begin as soon as possible and continue indefinitely until the city relieves them,” she said. “To be clear, I recognize the magnitude of this request. But the Governors of Texas and Arizona are making a political statement to the federal government, and instead, their actions are having direct impacts on city and regional resources in ways that are unsustainable.”

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Nashville Man Busted With Enough Fentanyl-Laced Pills to Kill Roughly 150,000 People

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations has arrested a Nashville man who was in possession of enough fentanyl-laced pills to kill roughly 150,000 people.

Angel Rodriguez Troche was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday.

Law enforcement seized approximately 15,000 of the deadly pills following his arrest.

“In June, Murfreesboro PD detectives and TBI drug agents received information about an individual involved in a drug trafficking organization that was supplying fake Roxicodone pills for distribution,” the TBI said in a press release.

“During the course of the investigation, and with the assistance of the Metro Nashville Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration, agents and detectives identified Angel Troche as the individual in possession of the fentanyl-laced pills,” the release continued.

The Daily Caller reports, “using the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) metric that 1 kilogram of fentanyl is enough to potentially kill 500,000 people, the 300 grams could be enough to kill nearly 150,000 people.”

“The number of fentanyl-laced pills confiscated could have killed thousands of people. Our goal is preventing deaths and these types of joint operations, not only save lives but put the pill pushers behind bars,” the Murfreesboro Police Department told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Troche has now been charged with one count of Possession of Fentanyl over 300 grams. He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine.

“Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico,” the agency’s fact-sheet on the drug explains.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, overdoses involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (primarily fentanyl) were the cause of 56,516 deaths reported in 2020.

Earlier this month, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sent a letter to Joe Biden asking for fentanyl to be labeled a “Weapon of Mass Destruction.”

“Border patrol has seized enough fentanyl to kill the entire American population many times over,” Moody wrote. “With that in mind, and the recent mass overdose events in Hillsborough and Gadsden counties, I am demanding President Biden classify illicit fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction.”

The WMD designation would allow the federal government to marshal more resources and agencies against it, including the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, according to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat.

“The federal government already works to disrupt the supply chains of other chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons — it’s not hard to imagine that similar tactics could be used to reduce the flow of illicit fentanyl into the U.S. through cartels in Mexico — and save countless American lives,” Moody added.

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Teenage Girls Arrested for Hate Crime After Brutally Beating White Grandmother on a NYC Bus

Two black teenage girls have been arrested for a hate crime after brutally attacking a 57-year-old white woman on a New York City bus.

The New York City Police Department arrested a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl for the attack on Tuesday morning.

The victim, Jill LeCroix, has three bi-racial children and is a grandmother of five.

Both of the girls are charged with two counts of assault while carrying out a hate crime and aggravated harassment while carrying out a hate crime. Their names have not been made public due to their ages.

They were identified after their photo was publicly released and a tipster reported them, according to a tweet from the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force.

**ARREST- Assault**
Thanks to a tip, Detectives followed up and arrested 2 juveniles regarding this anti-white assault that occurred on the Q53 bus on July 9th. There is 1 outstanding perpetrator.https://t.co/2N0BSbf5iG pic.twitter.com/a44snB0aVN

— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) July 26, 2022

“Thanks to a tip, Detectives followed up and arrested 2 juveniles regarding this anti-white assault that occurred on the Q53 bus on July 9th. There is 1 outstanding perpetrator,” the tweet stated.

A third girl who participated in the attack is still being sought by police.

Fox News reports, “at about 6:50 p.m., police said the three then unidentified individuals approached a 57-year-old female passenger on the southbound Q52 MTA bus in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard and struck her in the head with an unknown object, causing a laceration and bleeding.”

After the assault, the girls ran off and Lecroix was hospitalized, needing three staples on her head.

The NYPD said that the girls were making “anti-White statements” white they carried out the attack.

One of the attackers was saying that she “hates White people, the way they talk” and accused the victim of supporting former President Donald Trump.

“Before they hit me, the girl with the green hair said, ‘You probably like Trump! Don’t you?’ LeCroix said in an interview. “I said, ‘I love him.’ I didn’t see which one hit me first.”

Lecroix continued, “the one with the green hair, she was saying she hates White people, the way they talk, hates White skin, the way their skin cracks. Saying she was gangsta,” the woman added, saying she was on the way to visit her mother at the time. “I was the only White person on the bus. By the time we started passing St. John’s Cemetery on Woodhaven, she started in on me, saying, ‘That’s where I’m going to bury you!’”

“She had a bag from Bath and Body Works, and she took out a scrub and said she was going to beat me with it. It was tangerine,” LeCroix told the newspaper. “She said, ‘You’re going to get what you deserve! All White people are going to get what they deserve.’ It was crazy.”

The attack is being investigated by NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.

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Biden Administration Joins Nancy Mace and ‘That B-tch’ Carole Baskin in Supporting Big Cat Safety Act

The Biden administration has expressed support for the controversial Big Cat Safety Act, which has been constantly pushed by animal rights extremists and other sordid figures like Rep. Nancy Mace and Carole Baskin.

On its face, the bill seems like an inoffensive feel-good law to pander to those who like animals — of course, that is never really the case when the government gets involved.

On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced their support for the bill which would ban the breeding or possession of big cats in the United States, other than at sanctuaries accredited by a couple of select private organizations.

“The Administration supports H.R. 263, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which would build on existing laws that protect big cats like tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and other wild animals living in captivity in the United States,” The Office of Management and Budget said in a formal statement on behalf of the administration on Tuesday.

The House Rules Committee considered the bill on Tuesday and will likely bring it to a floor vote. It passed the House in 2020, but failed to make it through the senate.

As this reporter previously wrote for Timcast, the Big Cat Safety Act specifically takes aim at the American tiger, often referred to as generic tigers, which are bred here in captivity. While they look like their wild counterparts, many of the apex predator behaviors have been softened as they have been born into the care of human beings, in most cases for over 15 generations.

In the wild, tigers are solitary creatures that only really become social to mate. American tigers are not only social with other tigers, but their human caretakers as well. 

Animal rights activists often claim that tigers need miles and miles of vast expanses of land to roam, but the reality is that wild animals do not expend energy frivolously or for fun. They do so because they need to find food, which is not an issue in captivity. While they certainly need space to live a healthy and enriched life, the claims of activists is, of course, overblown.

The so-called “wild” that they often refer to is also decreasing at an extreme pace — which is part of the reason they are endangered in the first place.

Another argument that is frequently made in support of the Big Cat Safety Act is that American tigers are often inbred or hybrids, making them useless for conservation efforts. This was debunked by cat geneticist Stephen O’Brien, Chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute. He found that American tigers have richer genetic diversity than big cats in the wild and many have the DNA of pure Bengal, Sumatran, or other known subspecies.

The scientist has faced severe backlash from the so-called “conservation” crowd for his firm belief that having captive tigers raised in America is better than them going extinct.

“When evolution creates a species as magnificent as the tiger, it only does it once,” O’Brien said in the The World Behind ‘Tiger King’: Inside America’s Captive Tiger Trade. “If you lose it, it’s not going to come back.”

A federal ban on ownership and breeding of so-called generic American tigers could mean that the entire species could cease to exist entirely very soon.

There is another far more sinister side to this bill, in that it would carve out exemptions and allow captive tigers for certain people and organizations, specifically those who agree to join the American Zoological Association and/or Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Essentially, the government would hand the keys to the kingdom to private clubs with steep memberships and rules disallowing human contact with the animals.

“The ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’ (BCPSA) would strengthen existing law to prohibit the possession of tigers, lions, and other big cat species except by qualified entities, such as AZA-accredited facilities,” the AZA boasts on their website.

This messaging promotes a myth that private zoos are all “unaccredited” and lawless, when in reality they are overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture — just not these organizations. The government agency conducts at least three announced checks per year to make sure that animals are being well taken care of. 

So, clearly what proponents of this bill actually want is for the private zoos who have refused to join their club, pay their fees, and play by their rules to be shut down.

One of the biggest and most controversial rules is that in order to be “accredited” you must neuter male animals and insert contraceptive devices inside females to prevent breeding. 

The entire concept is blatantly antithetical to the stated goal of conservation and keeping the species alive.

The United States is the currently only country in the world that is actively seeking to lower their population of tigers, as others do everything in their power to keep them alive and breeding. That fact alone should be enough for anyone to question the motives behind this bill.

The two biggest reasons for people to support this bill is to prevent animal cruelty and prevent injuries to humans.

We already have animal cruelty laws to protect animals. Many dogs are mistreated every year, but we do not ban dogs. We simply punish those who were irresponsible owners. Likewise, children are abused every day in this country and we do not ban everyone from having children because of those bad apples.

Speaking of dogs and dangers to humans, fatal canine attacks cause the deaths of about 30 to 50 people in the US each year — with approximately 4.5 million Americans bitten by the animals annually.

In comparison, three people are killed by tigers in the United States every five years. These deaths have occurred in accredited zoos and sanctuaries, not in backyards or private zoos.

A petition to stop the Big Cat Safety Act from the Cavalry Group notes that the only deaths caused by captive cats have been to people who placed themselves in close contact while knowing and accepting the risks involved. The same cannot be said for dogs or many other animals that are considered “acceptable” for human contact.

In fact, people die from drowning in toilets than are killed by tigers in the United States. From 1996-1999, sixteen Americans drowned in toilets — that is four people a year.

It is also important to note that several of the politicians who have co-sponsored the bill have received donations from Baskin, one of the fiercest advocates for the legislation. Of course, Baskin has good reason to want to shut down other places with tigers, as she makes money by allowing the public to go visit her “sanctuary.” It really is no different than a private “roadside” zoo — and this bill will knock out her competition.

Cosponsor Rep. Nancy Mace appears to be a favorite of the controversial activist, as she was given $1,000 by Baskin in March and another $1,500 on June 30. 

“Hey all you cats and kittens!”

Carol Baskin is up here this week talking Big Cats. We discussed the animal rights legislation she’s championing (and more). ♥🐅♥🐅pic.twitter.com/6ILVGWVG7d

— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) December 8, 2021

Given the very basic fact that neutering an endangered animal creates fewer of the species, perhaps someone should ask Rep. Mace if the $2,500 was worth it to help reduce the amount of tigers in the world.

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Obama-Appointed Judge Rules Indiana School Must Allow Transgender Student Back on Girl’s Softball Team

An Obama-appointed judge has ruled that an Indiana school must allow a transgender student back on the girl’s softball team at school.

Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson temporarily blocked Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) from enforcing the state law requiring students to play on the team that matches their biological sex.

The student, a ten year old identified in the lawsuit only as A.M., had been removed from the team when the law went into effect earlier this month.

The family reportedly began referring to the biological male child as a girl when they were just three years old.

“U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson issued the preliminary injunction, finding that Indiana’s House Bill 1041, which went into effect July 1, likely violates Title IX and the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that discriminating against an individual for being transgender constitutes sex discrimination,” The Hill reports.

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit on the student’s behalf in May.

“When misinformation about biology and gender is used to bar transgender girls from school sports it amounts to the same form of sex discrimination that has long been prohibited under Title IX, a law that protects all students – including trans people – on the basis of sex,” the ACLU said in a statement following the ruling.

“We are pleased that Judge Magnus-Stinson has recognized this and required that A.M. be allowed to play on her school’s softball team,” the statement continued. “If other students are being denied the right to join a sports team at their school due to their transgender status, we encourage them to contact the ACLU of Indiana immediately.”

Judge Magnus-Stinson wrote that the challenge to House Bill 1041 “raises controversial issues regarding the boundaries of Title IX and whether and how those boundaries should stretch and shift in an ever-changing world.”

The bill states, “a male, based on a student’s biological sex at birth in accordance with the student’s genetics and reproductive biology, may not participate on an athletic team or sport designated under this section as being a female, women’s, or girls’ athletic team or sport.”

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita issued a statement after the ruling, saying that they will continue to defend the bill.

“The law (HEA 1041) remains in effect across the state and we will continue our work to defend this law and to protect Indiana’s students. The court’s ruling allows only this particular plaintiff to play this particular sport at this particular elementary school,” Rokita said.

The bill was passed by state lawmakers in March, but was vetoed by Republican Governor Eric Holcomb.

Two months later, in May, the lawmakers voted to override Gov. Holcomb’s veto.

There are currently 16 states that require students to play on sports teams that match their biological gender.

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Michigan City Decriminalizes Public Urination, Defecation, and Littering — For Equity!

The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan has now decriminalized public urination, defecation, and littering to be more “equitable.”

Small business owners in the area had voiced their opposition to the effort, but their concerns were ignored.

On Monday, July 18, the city commission unanimously voted to reduce the offenses from a misdemeanor to just a civil infraction.

Becky Bil, co-owner of Pop City Popcorn in downtown Kalamazoo, is one of the business owners who has been taking a stand. She told MLive that there have already been “aggressive and unstable” panhandlers in the area.

“People have to clean up where they have defecated right in front of your door of your business,” Bil said. “We can’t have that downtown.”

Cherri Emery, owner of Cherri’s Chocol’art, echoed Bil’s concerns, telling the news outlet that “I don’t understand why it would be proposed that the law would be less restrictive than it is now.”

“I don’t understand why we would make it easier for them,” Emery said.

Kalamazoo Mayor David Anderson said that decriminalizing these offenses will help the city be more “equitable.” City Commissioner Chris Praedel said pretty much the same thing, according to a report from Fox 17, that it is “fair and equitable to who these laws were most affecting, the unhoused population, as well as provide a better solution for those trying to get on their feet.”

“I definitely empathize with the downtown business owners too. They have invested a lot to be in downtown, and a lot of those spots are mom and pop shops where that is their life income. We want to be respectful of that. We hear them. We are listening to them, and we care a lot, but we care about everybody in the community,” Praedel said.

Commissioner Stephanie Hoffman said that the community needs to have more empathy for people crapping in front of their stores.

“If you see a person who may be defecating, someone in their sane mind would not do that,” Hoffman said. “There is an issue, there is a trauma, there is a crisis going on.”

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New Billboard in Times Square Trolls ‘Elite Pete’ Buttigieg — ‘Let Them Drive Electric Cars!’

A new billboard is popping up in Times Square to troll Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for believing that people who are struggling at the gas pump should buy expensive electric vehicles instead.

The billboard was purchased by the Job Creator’s Network, an small business advocacy organization launched by Bernie Marcus, the co-founder and former CEO of Home Depot.

The billboard reads, “PAIN AT THE PUMP? ELITE PETE SAYS, ‘LET THEM DRIVE ELECTRIC CARS'”

🚨 We just put up a new billboard in Times Square calling out @PeteButtigieg‘s elitism, in telling Americans struggling with rising prices at the pump to simply buy an electric vehicle ⬇https://t.co/HN0cvbFC7I pic.twitter.com/et2Ifptg0B

— Job Creators Network (@JobCreatorsUSA) July 22, 2022

It features Buttigieg’s image with a crown and scepter.

During a hearing on Tuesday, Buttigieg, once again, said that people who can’t afford Biden’s sky-high gas prices should just buy an electric vehicle.

“The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles,” Buttigieg said.

This isn’t the first time he has made this type of comment.

During an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss gas prices earlier this month, Buttigieg said, “I’m still astonished that some folks seem to really struggle to let go” of their gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric vehicles.

Buttigieg Says He’s “Astonished” That People “Seem to Really Struggle to Let Go” of Their Gas-Powered Vehicles in Favor of $65,000 Electric Vehicles (VIDEO)

Just days before that appearance, Buttigieg made similar remarks during an appearance on REAL 92.3’s show Big Boy TV.

Pete Buttigieg just bragged that high gas prices are pushing Americans to electric vehicles.

Now you know why the Biden Administration refuses to unleash American energy. pic.twitter.com/iVtycDWuF4

— Daniel Turner (@DanielTurnerPTF) July 15, 2022

“We’re for cutting the cost of electric vehicles because when you have an electric vehicle, then you’re also going to be able to save on gas, but you got to be able to afford it in the first place,” Buttigieg said. Right now, we’re actually starting to see on some models the costs come to where even if your car payment’s a little higher, your gas payment will be a little lower, and you come out ahead, but the prices still need to come down for most Americans to be able to get an EV.”

WATCH: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Brags That High Gas Prices Are Pushing Americans to Electric Vehicles

Buttigieg also recently laughed and joked about the gas prices during an appearance on Fox News.

Neil Cavuto: “Half of that increase [in gas prices] started prior to the first Russian soldiers arriving near Ukraine. You can’t blame it all on Ukraine, right?”

Buttigieg: “What about the other half?” pic.twitter.com/Hz51aElxhi

— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 5, 2022

In March, Buttigieg was roasted for saying that “people from rural, to suburban, to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”

Instead of addressing the skyrocketing gas prices, Buttigieg just wants you to buy a new car.

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Crayola Posts Transgender ‘Model’ Wearing a Chain-Link Bra Over Clothing to Virtue Signal About Diversity

Attention school shoppers, there is another brand you may want to avoid while getting supplies for your kids this fall.

On Saturday, Crayola posted images of what appears to be a man in a wheelchair wearing a chain-link bra over his clothing to virtue signal about diversity.

The person in the post, Julian Gavino, is apparently transgender and uses he/him pronouns.

“Julian Gavino, aka The Disabled Hippie Life Coaching, (he/him) is a fashion model, writer, and activist who identifies as a transgender man. He was born with a progressive neurological condition. Julian is passionate about advocating for his respective communities,” Crayola wrote in the post. “As someone who grew up not seeing anyone who looked like him in the media, Julian is determined to normalize disabled and trans bodies in the fashion world.”

The company boasted that Gavino has also worked with “brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Mac Cosmetics, and was Abercrombie’s first disabled/transgender model.”

“This #DisabilityPrideMonth Crayola celebrates Julian and everyone like him for their passion and creativity,” Crayola continued.

Crayola’s post was promptly condemned by parents who were concerned about their children following the crayon company on social media. Instead of addressing their concerns, they turned off commenting on the post.

“Really inappropriate content for children. Usually I buy a ton of supplies to donate, this year we will be leaving Crayola out of the donation. Kids don’t need to be taught about sexual preference or changing genders while trying to color,” one commenter wrote.

Another said, “I thought Crayola was supposed to be for children and I’ve had this site on my page for some time I’m taking off why is it that all the stuff is being shoved in children’s faces this is ridiculous things are trying to talk to our children it should not be let them be children and leave them alone.”

An archive of the post can be found here, in case it is deleted.

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WATCH: Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says Parents Speaking at School Board Meetings About CRT is ‘White Supremacy’

Far-left Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has claimed that concerned parents speaking out at school board meetings about Critical Race Theory is “white supremacy.”

Tlaib made the comments during a virtual meeting of the Oakland County Democrat Party African American Committee.

The congresswoman was asked by a woman named Alexandria Hughes about the issue, saying that CRT “examines the systematic effects of white supremacy in America.”

“We can’t allow them to whitewash history,” Tlaib said. “Their intention is to try to, you know, expand on white supremacy.”

Hughes followed up by asking “how [candidates] will use your power to make sure K through 12 schools educators are able to build curriculums that bring awareness to the history of white supremacy, layers of racism, bias, and how that currently exists today?”

“We won’t be able to confront it if history is written upon falsehoods after falsehoods,” the squad member said.

“On the local level, I’m going to show up and be vocal about these efforts. I’m going to continue to train, you know, neighbors and community groups on how to, you know, get folks like us running for office so that we have folks again with various lived experiences making those decisions,” Tlaib continued.

Tlaib continued, “one of the things that continue to push back with urgency is my colleagues who say ‘don’t talk about critical race theory, Rashida, this is not the time.’ You got to continue pushing back on white supremacy in our country, because this is exactly how you enable them to pretend it’s not actually happening.”

“It is happening,” the congresswoman continued. “They’re showing up at our school board meetings right now. They are intentional about making sure that we’re not speaking truth to our children.”

Breitbart News noted that “recent polling has shown a historic reversal on the issue of education, giving Republicans the upper hand.”

 

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Trans Pedophile Convicted of Making Child Porn With 7-Year-Old Daughter and Transgender Roommates Has Been Moved to Women’s Prison

A biological male who was convicted of making child torture pornography with his seven year old daughter and transgender roommates is being moved to a women’s prison because they identify as a “woman.”

Matthew “Marina” Volz, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on May 6 for human trafficking, aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. The little girl was reportedly tortured by her father and his transgender pedophile porn ring.

Volz’ three roommates helped to sexually abuse the small child, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in May. Sean Allen, 51, Ashley D. Romero (formerly known as Adam Romero), 26, and Dulcinea Gnecco, 19, have all been charged in relation to the production of the child pornography.

At least two of the roommates also appear to be transgender.

Law enforcement spent five months investigating Volz and his roommates after the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency notified the Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit that pornography was being made at the home where the seven year old resided.

“On January 28, 2019, a search warrant was executed at the residence and it was discovered that the child was in fact residing in the home where a pornography production company was being operated, exposing the child to sexually-explicit matter,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. “Electronic items, including cell phones and computers were seized for forensic examination. The child was subsequently removed from the home by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in January 2019.”

“Prosecutor Robertson stated that during the examination and analysis of the electronic devices, several sexually-explicit photos and videos of the 7-year old victim were located,” the statement continued.

According to a report from Reduxx, “the four had run what was described as a ‘family-owned’ transgender pornography production company specializing in BDSM, fetish, and taboo content.”

“Volz had begun utilizing his daughter for sexual exploitation purposes after taking her from her mother in December of 2018,” the report continues. “Volz and Ashley Romero, another trans-identified male who lived at the residence, travelled to Oregon from New Jersey for the purposes of bringing the child back and forcing her into the child sexual exploitation material industry.”

The report explains that “while avoiding providing full details of the extent of the little girl’s ordeal, Judge Peter Tober noted she had been subjected to torture-like conditions, mentioning neck collars, a cage in the basement, and sex toys.”

“If this was not heinous, cruel and depraved, I don’t know what is,” Judge Tober said, stating that the girl had been taken from her actual mother “solely for the sexual gratification” of others.

Throughout the media’s coverage of this horrific case, they repeatedly respected Volz’ pronouns and, Reduxx points out, in at least one case they referred to him as the child’s mother. One local report was bizarrely headlined, “NJ woman who forced daughter she fathered into child porn sentenced to 25 years in prison.”

Romero was immediately sent to Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, but Volz — who still has a penis — was sent to a male prison. He has now been transferred to the same facility as Romero.

 

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Dirtbag RINO Adam Kinzinger Claims Children of Trump Supporters Will Be ‘Ashamed of Their Parents’ (VIDEO)

Scummy RINO Rep. Adam Kinzinger is claiming that the children of Trump supporters will grow up to be “ashamed of their parents.”

Kinzinger made the comment while doing what he seems to value most in this world — getting attention and appearing on television.

Speaking to CNN’s “Newsroom” on Friday, Kinzinger said that “I’ve had a lot of anecdotal people call and say like a good friend said my dad was a super MAGA, he hated Adam and loved Donald Trump. He’s all in against Donald Trump because he believes he’s been lied to. But look, yeah, there may be a certain set of voters that will never pay attention. Their kids will.”

Kinzinger says in 10 yrs he thinks “you’re not gonna be able to find a single person that admits to supporting or voting for Donald Trump in this country. Because they’re gonna be embarrassed, because their kids are gonna say, ‘you actually supported Trump? Are you kidding me?'” pic.twitter.com/sxbgMOv7OV

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 22, 2022

“I’m going to tell you, I truly believe in my heart in five years, maybe not five but definitely ten, you’re not going to be able to find a single person that admits to supporting or voting for Donald Trump in this country because they’re going to be embarrassed because their kids are going to say, ‘You actually supported Donald Trump? Are you kidding me?’ And they’re going to be like, no, no, we didn’t — like trying to find a Nixon supporter a couple of years after he resigned,” Kinzinger continued.

The congressman, still going, added, “I got to tell you, your kids, to my fellow Republican congressmen, stand up and speak out, or your kids will be ashamed of having that last name. I’m not saying that to be mean. That’s just a fact.”

Meanwhile, Kinzinger is so unpopular he is not even bothering to seek re-election in November.

The soon-to-be former congressman made similar comments during an appearance on ABC News’ This Week, earlier this month.

“I can get about as close as I can to guaranteeing that in about 10 years there’s not going to have been a single Trump supporter that exists anywhere in the country. It’s like Nixon. There were a lot of people that supported Nixon until he was out of office and then everybody was like ‘Oh, nobody supported Nixon.’ I figure that that’s going to happen,” Kinzinger said.

Kinzinger recently called on people to oppose Rep. Lauren Boebert by referring to her as the “Christian Taliban.”

“There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must oppose the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian,” Kinzinger, who is reportedly nondenominational Protestant, said in a tweet.

There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must opposed the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian

https://t.co/zt8mFKc3Jt

— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌ (@AdamKinzinger) June 29, 2022

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Country Star John Rich Reaches #1 on iTunes With Patriotic Anti-Leftist Anthem (VIDEO)

John Rich has skyrocketed to the number one spot on the iTunes chart with a new anti-leftism anthem.

The song is called “Progress” and beat out new releases from artists including Lizzo and Billie Eilish.

Felt good to beat the machine today:) Thanks to all of you for the massive support! We are making good #Progress #NumberOne #Worldwide pic.twitter.com/8qaWGBrKGd

— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) July 23, 2022

“Felt good to beat the machine today:) Thanks to all of you for the massive support! We are making good #Progress #NumberOne #Worldwide,” Rich tweeted.

 

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“There’s a hole in this country where its heart used to be,” the song begins.

“They say building back better will make America great. If that’s the wave of the future, all I’ve got to say…” Rich sings, “stick your progress where the sun don’t shine. Keep your big mess away from me and mine. If you leave us alone, well, we’d all be just fine.”

The video features images representing America’s so-called “progress,” including empty baby formula shelves, riots, and outrageous gas prices.

The song was released first on TRUTH Social and Rumble.

Look who just took #1 on the charts… @johnrich. He released his single on Rumble & Truth first, over a week later, he’s #1 🔥

Listen here: https://t.co/djdqOZD1fq pic.twitter.com/XTUONJ1vnW

— Rumble (@rumblevideo) July 22, 2022

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Lawsuit Claims TikTok Algorithm Promotes Violent Videos to Minorities

TikTok has been hit with another lawsuit, this time over the death of a 14-year-old African-American girl.

The lawsuit claims that the platform’s algorithm promotes violent videos to minorities.

Meta Platforms Inc., Snap Inc., and TikTok parent company ByteDance Ltd. are also named as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday in a San Francisco federal court.

The girl, Englyn Roberts, died in September 2020 after a suicide attempt two weeks before. Lawyers representing her parents claim that TikTok “is aware of biases in its algorithm relating to race and socio-economic status,” according to a report from Mercury News.

Her parents, Brandy and Toney Roberts, bought her a phone when she was ten years old and knew her passwords to be able to check her social media — but it was not enough. The girl was subjected to bullying online that they were never aware of.

“We would regulate, you know her phone, she would turn it in. We had the passwords to all her different social media accounts,” the parents told WAFB.

They added that, “she became 13, we went on a cruise, and she was just adamant about having to have the phone like she couldn’t put it down, and then on a cruise most of the time you do not have Internet access, so she was really upset that she wouldn’t be able to get on her phone.”

“As parents, you think you know and you think you are smart because I’m the dad, that when she would leave to go to school, I would check her phone we had the passcode but what I just didn’t know is where the information was, especially on Instagram,” they continued.

The parents no longer think it was simple bullying and that TikTok was deliberately sending harmful content to minorities.

“TikTok’s social media product did direct and promote harmful and violent content in greater numbers to Englyn Roberts than what they promoted and amplified to other, Caucasian users of similar age, gender, and state of residence,” her parents claim.

The young teenager’s parents are being represented by Matthew Bergman, founder of the Social Media Victims Law Center.

“The nature of these algorithms and these products are designed to be addicted, addictive to teenagers and all three of these teenagers who became addicted to their products and consequently, suffered sleep deprivation and anxiety and couldn’t get away from it,” Bergman told WAFB.

Bergman added that “their profit model is based upon maximizing screen time and engagement over and above everything else. The way they do that is by designing algorithms that direct children, children whose brains aren’t fully developed to content children have no business looking at.”

Two other families filed wrongful death lawsuits against the social media giant earlier this month.

Lalani Erika Walton, 8, and Arriani Jaileen Arroyo, 9, both died while attempting the viral “black out challenge” that had went viral on TikTok.

The lawsuit also alleges that the girls were victims of the app’s algorithm.

“According to TikTok, its proprietary algorithm is ‘a recommendation system that delivers content to each user that is likely to be of interest to that particular user…each person’s feed is unique and tailored to that specific individual,'” the documents, obtained by Radar Online state. “In other words, TikTok has specifically curated and determined that these Blackout Challenge videos – videos featuring users who purposefully strangulate themselves until losing consciousness – are appropriate and fitting for small children.”

On February 26, 2021, Arroyo was found “hanging from the family dog’s leash.” She was found alive, but had to be placed on a ventilator and life support at the hospital. She was left with no brain function at all. Eventually, the family decided to take her off of life support and she passed away.

Five months later, on July 15, 2021, Walton was watching videos during a car ride and discovered the “blackout challenge.” When they got home, they went swimming and the stepmother went to take a nap.

When she woke up, she found the eight year old “hanging from her bed with a rope around her neck.”

The court filing says that the girl was “under the belief that if she posted a video of herself doing the Blackout Challenge, then she would become famous.”

The court filing contends that TikTok designs its algorithms to “addict users and cause them to spend as much time on the application as possible through advanced analytics that create a variable reward system tailored to user’s viewing habits and interests.”

The families also argued that the social media giant does not do enough to keep children off their platform.

“TikTok purports to have a minimum age requirement of 13-years-old but does little to verify user’s age or enforce its age limitations despite having actual knowledge that use by underage users is widespread. TikTok knows that hundreds of thousands of children as young as six years old are currently using its social media product but undertakes no attempt to identify such users and terminate their usage,” the families claim.

The lawsuit additionally argues that TikTok does nothing to “prevent young users from being affirmatively directed to highly dangerous content such as the Blackout Challenges.”

“TikTok has invested billions of dollars to intentionally design and develop its product to encourage, enable, and push content to teens and children that Defendant knows to be problematic and highly detrimental to its minor users’ mental health,” the lawsuit says, according to Radar’s report.

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Associated Press Stylebook Issues Woke Guide for Covering Transgender Issues

The Associated Press Stylebook has issued a new woke guide on how to cover transgender issues.

The AP had already advised writers to use “they” as a singular pronoun back in 2017.

Of course, the Gateway Pundit will not be following their guidelines.

According to a report on Yahoo News, the AP guide instructs writers to use “unbiased language” and to “avoid false balance [by] giving a platform to unqualified claims or sources in the guise of balancing a story by including all views.”

“A person’s sex and gender are usually assigned at birth by parents or attendants and can turn out to be inaccurate,” the guide says. “Experts say gender is a spectrum, not a binary structure consisting of only men and women, that can vary among societies and can change over time.”

The Associated Press says that writers should refer to those they write about by their “preferred gender identity” and avoid “deadnaming,” or the act of using someone’s birth name after they swap it for something to go with their new gender.

The AP also promoted the concept of giving minors gender alteration treatments including hormones and surgeries.

The report says, “in describing ‘gender-confirmation procedures’ and ‘gender-affirming care,’ the guide explains that ‘treatments can improve psychological well-being and reduce suicidal behavior.’ The guide cites that the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ‘recently lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition treatment, including ‘sex hormones’ and surgeries. It says hormones can be started at age 14 and some surgeries at 15 or 17.'”

“New guidance suggests that ‘pregnant women,’ ‘women seeking abortions,’ ‘pregnant people’ and ‘people seeking abortions’ are all permissible, and writers should ‘use judgment and decide what is most appropriate in a given story.’ The update specifically advises against ‘overly clinical language’ like ‘people with uteruses’ or ‘birthing people,'” according to the report.

AP continued to get political, writing “starting in 2020, conservative-leaning U.S. state legislatures began considering a wave of bills aimed at transgender youths. Many political observers assert that the legislation is being used to motivate voters by falsely framing children as under threat.”

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Minnesota Theater Cancels Dave Chappelle Show Over Petition With Just 125 Signatures, Antifa Threats

A Minneapolis music venue cancelled a performance by comedian Dave Chappelle just hours before he was set to take the stage.

The venue, First Avenue, had received a petition signed by just 125 people and threats from Antifa.

We hear you. Tonight’s show has been cancelled at First Avenue and is moving to the Varsity Theater. See our full statement for more. pic.twitter.com/tkf7rz0cc7

— First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) July 20, 2022

“The Dave Chappelle show tonight at First Avenue has been cancelled and is moving to the Varsity Theater,” the venue said in an announcement posted to Twitter.

The venue apologized for failing to be a proper “safe place” as the comedian has made jokes about transgender people.

“To staff, artists and our community, we hear you, and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down. We are not just a black box with people in it, and we understand that First Ave is not just a room, but meaningful beyond our walls,” the statement continued.

An Antifa-aligned group called MnUprising had made several threats related to the performance.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, “they launched a Change.org petition and attracted 125 signatures – a 12th of the crowd expected at the show on Wednesday night. It was enough to persuade First Avenue to ditch the event, despite having sold 1,500 tickets at $129.50-a-pop, a total of nearly $200,000 which they would have taken a handsome slice of.”

After the show was moved, the group posted the new venue and told people to “stay dangerous.”

No way we’re letting transphobia get swept under the rug. See you in dinkytown @VarsityTheater. Stay safe and stay dangerous 🖤pic.twitter.com/6xsADzGzHw

— MNUPRISING (@MnUrising) July 20, 2022

First Avenue was mocked for their decision to cave to a mob.

Blaze CEO Tyler Carditis likely put it best by mocking their statement saying, “We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we overlooked how fragile, humorless, and unhinged so many of you had become. We’re scared now. Please leave us alone.”

“We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we overlooked how fragile, humorless, and unhinged so many of you had become. We’re scared now. Please leave us alone.”

— Tyler Carditis (@TyCardon) July 21, 2022

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Rep. Nancy Mace Wears Sign on Her Blazer Protesting Her Own State’s Pro-Life Laws

Notorious  South Carolina RINO Rep. Nancy Mace wore a blazer to the Capitol on Thursday protesting her own state’s pro-life laws.

The congresswoman’s jacket said “my state is banning EXCEPTIONS, protect CONTRACEPTION.”

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace sending a message with her attire today as the House votes to codify access to contraception –> pic.twitter.com/Vt1i27xYX3

— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 21, 2022

Mace wore the jacket to go vote for the Right to Contraception Act, to codify the right to birth control, which passed 228-195.

.@RepNancyMace walking into votes today with a message on her blazer.

Says she will be supporting the contraception bill – worried about SC law banning exceptions for women in cases of rape and incest. pic.twitter.com/N62hSBaLkj

— Emily Wilkins (@emrwilkins) July 21, 2022

The other Republicans who voted in favor of the bill were Reps. Liz Cheney, Brian Fitzpatrick, Maria Salazar, Anthony Gonzalez, Fred Upton, John Katko and Adam Kinzinger.

Mace’s state of South Carolina has banned abortion after six weeks — with exceptions for rape, incest, and to protect the life of the mother.

However, a bill has been introduced that would ban the procedure in all cases other than to save the life of the mother.

“This is a huge opportunity for the state of South Carolina. For 50 years, we have been killing the unborn — the ones who don’t have a voice,” said South Carolina’s Republican House Majority Leader David Hiott of the bill.

Mace previously voted to keep Rep. Liz Cheney in her position in the Republican Party and was one of nine members of the GOP to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

She also condemned Trump following the protest on January 6.

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