First the militant Marxists burned American flags. The elected Democrat leadership did nothing.
Then the militant Marxists burned police cars. The elected Democrat leadership still did nothing.
Now the militant Marxists have and are still attempting to burn down a federal courthouse. The elected Democrat leadership still did nothing.
The latest from the militant Marxists is to burn books. Specifically, copies of the Holy Bible. Predictably, the elected Democrat leadership still does nothing.
Portland’s Mayor Wheeler, Seattle’s Mayor Durkin, Washington’s Governor Inslee, Oregon’s Governor Brown, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer – Democrats all, have yet to speak even in the slightest against this violence.
I have just two painfully simple questions;
What does any of this have to do with George Floyd?
What’s next… people?
I reported last night that some people were burning Bibles at the antifa/BLM protest in Portland. Here is video: pic.twitter.com/K5WK5qNYlA
Poor Gabriel Agard-Berryhill. I almost feel sorry for the little bastard.
The 18-year-old Portlander was just nabbed by the US Marshals Service (USMS) for slinging an IED at the federal courthouse in Oregon’s largest city. In the video below, Agard-Berryhill can be seen literally jumping for joy after the explosion at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
But like I said, I almost feel sorry for him. But not quite enough knowing that he could have killed or wounded federal law enforcement officials due to his shenanigans. No way in hell do I fell sorry for him for that.
Nor do I feel sorry for him knowing that if convicted, he faces a minimum of a mandatory five-year prison stretch (maximum of 20). Face it, by the time the lifers get done with his ass (literally), his farts will sound like the winds blowing through the Carlsbad Caverns. Nope. No pity from me over that.
The reason why I almost feel bad for this little shit is because of the actions of his own beloved grandmother.
Yep. Due to Grammie’s glowing online review of the body armor she purchased for this piss ant, that was the final clue the USMS and the ATF needed to snag him up.
U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, has been charged by criminal complaint with using fire to maliciously damage the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland on July 28, 2020.
“No legitimate protest message is advanced by throwing a large explosive device against a government building. Mr. Agard-Berryhill’s actions could have gravely injured law enforcement officers positioned near the courthouse, other protesters standing nearby, or himself,” said U.S. Attorney Williams. “I applaud the ATF agents and U.S. Marshals Service deputies who worked quickly to identify Mr. Agard-Berryhill before he had an opportunity to hurt others.”
ATF investigators reviewed social media posts from the night of the explosion and located videos of the incendiary object being thrown. The individual depicted throwing the object, later identified to be Agard-Berryhill, was a young, Caucasian male wearing a green colored vest, camouflage pants, and a mask. Investigators observed the person in other protest-related videos posted online wearing the same vest and attempting to hold a shield in front of a naked woman.
Investigators also found a post on Twitter depicting a product review for the vest. The review included a photo of a person wearing the vest who matched the description of the person seen throwing the explosive device. The review states “I got this [vest] for my grandson who’s a protestor [sic] downtown, he uses it every night and says its [sic] does the job.” Investigators later found the same photo on a Facebook page and, using law enforcement databases, were able to positively identify Agard-Berryhill.
In another interesting note, when taken into custody, Agard-Berryhill really should have kept his mouth shut. Instead, this entitled brat spun quite the tale for the investigators… all on the record.
Agard-Berryhill told federal officers that an unknown man in a ski mask handed him what he thought was a spinner-type firework that would rotate with varied colors when lit.
Agard-Berryhill said he was going to light it and throw it in the area of Southwest Third Avenue, but others told him that some people in the crowd have post-traumatic stress from tear gas launched by federal officers and directed him instead to throw it over the fence toward the courthouse.
He admitted he lit the device, described as the size of a piece of chalk, and threw it over the fence, according to Amanda Johnson, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Agard-Berryhill said he was shocked to hear the “concussive” sound that it produced and it scared him, Johnson wrote in the affidavit. He told federal officers he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
As seen in the photo below, the review was submitted by “grammaf”.
On a happier note, Gramma F could find some solace in the knowledge that if found guilty, her little angel is sure to either make the boxing team or the dance team.
In true neo-troglodyte fashion, when the going gets tough, they call mommy. But what happens when mommy and the rest of the gaggle of Karens just so happen to piss-off the local chapter of BLM & Friends?
Quite the quandary. Personally, I love seeing the Left turn on each other like a pack of hungry jackals.
Please keep in mind that when I say “turn on each other,” I’m putting it mildly. Very mildly.
As it turns out, some Leftie group known by their nom de gynécologie of Portland Wall of Moms is coming under fire from another Leftie mob calling themselves Don’t Shoot Portland.
Now here’s where things begin to mutate into the theater of the absurd.
The head honchos over at Don’t Shoot Portland are very publicly accusing PWOM of blatant “anti-blackness”, whatever the hell that is.
Portland Wall of Moms, a group formed in recent weeks and quickly recognized as a staple of nightly downtown protests, was accused publicly Wednesday of “anti-Blackness” by leaders of an existing, Black-led community group.
Wall of Moms, whose members said they aimed to support and protect other Black Lives Matter protesters near the fence in front of the federal courthouse, announced Friday that its white leadership had rescinded their positions to allow women of color to be in charge. New leaders announced Friday include Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don’t Shoot Portland, Demetria Hester and Danialle James.
But less than a week later, Don’t Shoot Portland took to Instagram to urge people against supporting the Wall of Moms, saying that it was no longer working with the moms group.
“The lies are finally clear and we are sad but ultimately not surprised that anti-Blackness showed its ugly head,” read the post published on Wednesday by Don’t Shoot Portland, a local Black Lives Matter and mutual aid group founded in 2014.
The Wednesday post alleges that Wall of Moms founder Bev Barnum filed for business registrations without consulting the newly instated Black leaders and that the safety of Black members at the nightly protests in downtown Portland was overlooked.
Now here is where thing degrade into a downright hair-pulling, fingernails to the eyes, badass, bitchen’, good old-fashioned chick fight;
Don’t Shoot Portland’s statement was retweeted on Twitter by the Wall of Moms’ official Twitter account.
The Wall of Moms answered a commenter’s question saying, “The founder went rogue. Many of us do not agree with her decisions. And she does not currently have access to this account.”
The Wall of Moms tweeted just before 1 p.m. that it’s trying to regroup and “do things the right way,” but that there were no official announcements.
Hey team, by now y’all have heard about the drama unfolding. Lots of us are trying to regroup and do things the right way. No official announcements yet – standby. #BlackLivesMatter
In a comment Barnum appeared to post Wednesday morning on the private Wall of Moms Facebook group, she addressed the situation.
“The announcement of the 501c3 really hurt some of you,” she wrote. “That was never my intention. In fact, it was just the opposite. WOM will be led by a BIPOC board and BIPOC advisor committee. WOM is a group that supports BLM, not a BLM group. If that is not good enough for you, please feel free to leave this group. And if you currently volunteer your time, please feel free to leave your positions.”
There was a simpler time in America when a “shooting gallery” was a place you went to at the county fair to win a Kewpie Doll for your best girl.
Well, these aren’t simpler times. This is 2020 America where Democrat politicians have demonized everything that’s good and decent.
As the New York Post is reporting, Manhattan’s shooting gallery is right around 40th St and Broadway. Sadly, it appears as if New York’s Finest is looking the other way as junkies are shooting up in broad daylight.
In all honesty, I don’t know if I could really blame the NYPD for looking the other way. I get the very real impression that the current resident of Gracie Mansion is itching for a reason… any reason… to toss even more cops off the police force.
Noted by New York Post reporters Julie Coleman and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon;
It’s the Great Black Tar Way.
A cluster of junkies has turned Broadway into a shooting gallery, injecting drugs unhampered in broad daylight and then shuffling around in a zonked-out stupor, seemingly oblivious to the Midtown bustle around them, The Post has learned.
If that wasn’t enough, the addicts are peppering the area with used syringes, turning individual planters on 40th Street and Broadway into mini needle parks.
“They’ve taken over the tables, blatantly using needles and shooting up heroin all day long,” said a local worker who asked that he only be identified as James. “There’s no police action, there’s no reach-out. There’s nobody preventing this, and you know we’ve had multiple calls to 311 but nobody really responds. It’s becoming a real problem.”
He called his own 311 calls “futile exercises.”
The Post spotted several of the spent needles dumped at the scene — and even caught one of the vagrants shooting up out in the open on Tuesday afternoon, with no one stepping in or saying a word.
In a single headline, “blacks” is capitalized, but “whites” is left small case. Interestingly enough, the hundreds of black Marxists are referred to as “activists”, while a handful of white counter-protesters were labeled as “a white militia group.”
Careful, AP and TBT. Your virtue signaling is showing.
But on to headier matters, both news organizations are noting that something called the NFAC (No F*cking Around Coalition), a mostly black Marxist militant group, has been holding a mass rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
Sadly for them, there has been some f*cking around amongst the NFAC faithful.
As reported by the AP and the TBT;
Earlier in the day, three people were accidentally shot at a park where Black activists had gathered, police said. The victims, all of whom were members of the militia group, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse,” Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said in a news release. “I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.”
There are a few questions I’d like to raise.
First of all, these NFAC clowns are all wearing the same solid black utility uniform, they all have black combat boots, all have on either a black baseball cap or black boonie cover, nearly all are wearing black web gear (body armor, backpacks, magazine pouches, LBE, etc.), and from the looks of it, there sure seems to be an awful lot of brand new ARs, AKs, and shotguns.
I find it fairly hard to believe that hundreds of people will all show-up wearing the same gear and toting pristine long guns all at the same time.
Just my personal opinion, but someone just dropped millions on this lil’ soiree. Hmmm… I wonder who?
Secondly, I’d like to think the LPD has in custody the weapons in question. Would it really be all that hard to track the serial number on the FBI background check to see who paid for those weapons? No, it’s not.
For whatever inexplicable reason, Fox News suddenly cut the live feed from the White House press briefing room earlier today.
As President Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was showing a brief video to the assembled reporters of the Portland rioters, the final few seconds featured a protester stating to law enforcement officers;
“I hope someone kills your whole f—ing family. I hope someone burns down your whole precinct with all y’all inside. Can’t wait to see it.”
Once the rather short video ended, McEnany pointed out the obvious;
“As you can see, that is anything but a peaceful protest.”
Fox News immediately cut away from the press conference, throwing back to New York anchor Harris Faulkner.
Looking somewhat stunned, Faulkner informed the viewing audience;
All right, we were not expecting that video, and our management here at Fox News has decided we will pull away from that at this time.”
Only later in the broadcast did Faulkner give a reason as to why the “fair and balanced” network immediately cut the live feed from DC.
Interestingly enough, the feed was cut exactly as McEnany had the bad manners to go against the media narrative that the rioters are actually “peaceful protesters.”;
“I want to address a decision that was made by Fox News management a few minutes ago as we pulled away from the video that we were not told would air and how it would be edited with some things on screen that we wanted a heads up about.”
“That is part and full of what went on there [in Portland]. But I can’t go on without addressing that. We’re approaching the top of the hour.”
“The White House press briefing is something that is important for us to carry for you, and so a heads up at those times with videos like that in the middle of the day sometimes is helpful.”
Ahh… so Fox News was essentially pouting due to the White House not giving them sufficient “heads up”? Personally, I ain’t buying any of it.
As reported by TheHill.com, a statement was eventually issued by FNC explaining;
“FOX News was not provided with any advance warning that a video using profanity would air during this afternoon’s White House press briefing. Once it aired, FOX News made the decision it was inappropriate for a daytime audience and temporarily dropped out of coverage.”
What? In light that news networks normally have a 3-6 second delay on their live broadcasts, FNC could have cut away without airing any F-bombs hitting our sensitive ears.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the… you know… you know the thing.” – Joseph R. Biden, Democrat candidate for the presidency of the United States.
When it comes to Joe Biden, only he can effortlessly segue into some inane, creepy, and blatantly weird shit at the drop of a hat.
Now I understand that in the course of human history, CPR is a relatively new thing, but mouth-to-nostril? That’s a new one on me.
As noted by the good folks over at Breitbart.com, Creepy Joe was virtually interviewed by the uber-liberal SEIU (Service Employees International Union), when this yutz actually stated;
“I had a nurse– nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, go home and get me pillows. They would … actually breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get me moving.”
Biden said such a thing wouldn’t be allowed “during COVID time,” but it’s not clear when such a practice would ever be allowed in a hospital setting.
Tom Elliott of Grabien News surmised Biden was referring to his stay at Walter Reed, when he had surgery to deal with a brain aneurysm.
.@JoeBiden: “I had nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, go home and get me pillows. They would … actually breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get me moving.” pic.twitter.com/hxW1UYs7Ba
When you lay with dogs, don’t be surprised when you catch fleas…
Remember when New York City’s chief of police (official title: Chief of Department) Terence Monahan posed for the cameras and joined the mob in ‘taking a knee”, as seen in the video below?
Well, Terry may have thought he was in tight with the thugs, but now it seems that these jackals have turned on the same guy that knelt with them.
As it turn out, there was (yet again) another “peaceful protest”, this time on New York’s famed Brooklyn Bridge.
For whatever bizarre reason, Chief Monahan thought it was a good idea to make a showing. Even more bizarre, Monahan thought it was a good idea to only have a handful of officers escort him into the belly of the beast.
In retrospect, that wasn’t too bright of an idea. At least two other officers injured and an undetermined number of stitches later, and at least 10 arrested…
Monahan received “non-life threatening injuries” during the scuffle and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A police source said Monahan’s hand was injured and required stitches after protesters attacked NYPD officers with a chain during the morning rally. At least two other officers were also injured.
The attack on Monahan came just one day after he [Monahan] said in an interview that there’s “a feeling on the street that the police are handcuffed,” and “are fearful that they may be arrested if they take some proactive-type enforcement.”
“[T]here’s a lot of different factors into it. We’ve mentioned bail reform and COVID releases, but just as importantly, if not more importantly, is the animosity towards the police that was generated after the Floyd protests,” he told New York’s 1010 WINS.
“The new law that was passed by the city council has cops hesitant. They are fearful that they may be arrested if they take some proactive-type enforcement. The disbanding of anti-Crime, obviously, has a huge effect. Those are our best cops out on the street, grabbing guns. So, there’s a feeling that it’s safe to carry a gun on the street.”
Wednesday attack comes in the wake of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) confirming that he will slash $1 billion from the budget of NYPD, despite a surge in shootings in the wake of protests and violent unrest.
Three officers violently attacked by protesters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The officers sustained serious injuries.
Ghislaine Maxwell kept a cellphone wrapped in foil to try to shield her location while hiding out on a sprawling New Hampshire estate, prosecutors revealed Monday.
FBI agents discovered the amateurish attempt at counter-surveillance during a security sweep of the secluded mansion where Maxwell was busted earlier this month, according to papers filed in Manhattan federal court.
While searching the place, the feds “noticed a cell phone wrapped in tin foil on top of a desk, a seemingly misguided effort to evade detection,” prosecutors wrote.
The crude cloaking effort was clearly aimed at law enforcement and not “the press or the public, which of course would have no ability to trace her phone or intercept her communications,” prosecutors wrote.
Would it be out of bounds of me to publicly wonder out-loud if we should happen to find her suicided while in custody?
Isn’t it awesome when liberal city council members get accosted by Antifa turds, then the same piss and moan because no cops are around?
Or how ’bout when bottom feeding criminal defense lawyers have to pull out the hardware when militant SJWs crash their gated community?
Yeah, few things are as satisfying as limousine liberals having to actually sully their lives when it comes to actually being a face-to-face with the same professional crybabies they champion.
Well, it is rather funny when the residents of a rather well-to-do (and decidedly liberal) neighborhood start complaining when sex traffickers and dope pushers invade your safe space. Nothing increases property values like used Love Twinkies and discarded heroin syringes strewn on the same sidewalks where your kids play.
Anyhow, coming as a surprise to no one is MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) reporting that the Powderhorn area of Minneapolis is now doo-dad deep with hundreds of homeless pitching their collective tents (double-entendre intended) within raping distance of their front porches (emphasis mine);
Every night, Angelina Roslik says she can watch a steady stream of cars pass in front of her home on a dead-end street overlooking Powderhorn Park in south Minneapolis.
The cars — backing in and out, pulling up next to each other, or idling for long stretches at a time — are a new presence here, she says.
Roslik believes they’re symptomatic of an uptick in open drug use and sex trafficking — something she says is tied to an encampment of people who started gathering in the park last month.
“If you sit here long enough, you’ll start to see people coming and going. Coming to the passenger side window. Like we see right there,” Roslik said, looking out from her front porch on Saturday night. “A lot of times, it’s a woman getting in and out.”
She and some of her neighbors are conflicted. They want encampment residents to have stable housing and access to the services they need. At the same time, they feel the encampment is unsafe and unsustainable, for all involved.
But Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner AK Hassan said the crime neighbors are pointing to is not linked to the encampment. “When we talk about crimes that happen here, these are not new crimes,” he said at a press conference at the park last week. “Let’s not find excuses.”
Roslik disagrees. She said she has seen violent disputes at all hours of the night over the past couple of weeks, and people pulling out guns in broad daylight. She’s seen needles and feces scattered in yards up and down the street.
But on a much more serious note, KSTP-TV of the Twin Cities is reporting (video below) that the once safe Powderhorn area is now developing quite the rep for “sexual assaults”, also known to the politically incorrect as plain old rape.
Undoubtedly, one of the more powerful voices both before and during the War Between the States was undoubtedly that of freed-slave, Frederick Douglass.
While the latest fad amongst historically illiterates of the Marxist bend, destroying statues and memorials to long dead Confederates considered blasé, not only are the Founding Fathers, Catholic Saints, Christopher Columbus, Mohandas Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, US Grant… even images of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother are considered fair game by the Left.
The latest on the hit list is Frederick Douglass.
On the 168th anniversary of Douglass delivering an anti-slavery speech in Rochester, NY (1852 to be exact), sometime over the 4th of July weekend, a statue of the famed abolitionist in the same city was forcibly removed from its base and sustained minor damage to the statue itself (see news video below).
The statue was found roughly 50 feet from the largely destroyed base, leaning against a park fence.
While no group or individual has publicly taken credit for the vandalization of the statue, one plausible reason could be nothing more than Douglass was a member of the Republican Party. As noted by Bartelby’s, one of the more famous quotes attributed to Douglass;
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”
Disgusting! We should all realize this movement is about promoting Marxism not stopping racism. They’re not going to stop folks.
Democrat candidate for western New York’s 27th Congressional District Nate McMurray just last month got his ass handed to him by now-Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Chris Collins earlier last year.
Nonetheless, if Rep. Jacobs wants to stick around in DC longer than six months, he’s going to have to run for election all over again this November.
Proving that everything old is new again, Jacobs will be facing leftie Democrat Nate McMurray… again.
But it’s doubtful that McMurray stands a snowball’s chance in hell. As previously noted, McMurray got his clocked cleaned last month.
Not only did Jacobs win, he kicked McMurray’s ass all up and down the street by a margin of nearly 70 percent of the vote for Jacobs, while McMurray garnered only 29.5 percent.
From the looks of the messages McMurry is sending out on social media, it sure looks as if he has some sort of a political death wish.
As re-tweeted by First Amendment activist Matthew Kolken, on July, 1, McMurray is urging American citizens to “report” Trump supporters;
Far left Democratic candidate for Congress calls for people to report "support" for Trump. The same candidate said if you support Trump you are a traitor, and hence guilty of treason.
This is a dangerous chill of 1st Amendment freedoms. #1A
I’d like to say this is actually something out of The Onion, Babylon Bee, or even one of my stabs at satire, but it’s not. This is real.
Leftist activists strike again. I’m sure they’ll find a way to claim this is all Trump’s fault (sarcasm, off).
As the New York Post is reporting, the world renown statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s famed Little Mermaid has been defaced and labeled as a “racist fish”;
Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by 1 million tourists each year, has been vandalized before, including by anti-whaling campaigners and pro-democracy activists, twice suffering decapitation.
“We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation,” a spokesman for the Copenhagen police said.
Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement around the world have in recent months rallied against statues of historical figures who played a role in racist oppression, such as slave traders and colonialists.
Perhaps putting things into the proper perspective would be Ane Grum-Schwensen, a researcher at the Hans Christian Andersen Center at University of Southern Denmark, who told the Danish news service Ritzau;
“I am having a hard time seeing what is particularly racist in the fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’”.
A Federal Protective Services officer was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland, California, during the riots over George Floyd’s death, the FBI said Saturday morning.
In a statement, the FBI the shooting occurred at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. A vehicle pulled up to the building and a suspect fired gunshots at security officers outside the building, the FBI said.
The shooter hit two contract security officers, with one dying from his injuries. The second officer was wounded, but the FBI did not list his injuries. The FBI said it is working with the Oakland Police Department on the investigation.
Federal Protective Services officers prevent and protect terrorism and criminal acts threatening government infrastructure and buildings. It is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
In the wake of the death of Minnesotan George Floyd, as well as millions of dollars worth of riots and arson, The Washington Times is reporting that Floyd didn’t die from asphyxiation, as suspected by many.
George Floyd died Monday from a combination of preexisting health conditions exacerbated by being held down by Minneapolis officers, not from strangulation or asphyxiation, based on the medical examiner’s initial report.
Preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation,” according to the criminal complaint filed Friday against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin.
“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”
Democrat hearts everywhere are just all aflutter over the first black woman to become the President of the United States (of course, if Joe wins. Even then, he’ll resign after six months “for health reasons).
Despite more buzz than my graduating class in 1977, all the hype regarding Sleepy Joe choosing an ethnic minority female running mate may end-up being all for naught.
As reported by Breitbart.com, Biden certainly appears to be backing away from bringing onboard a “woman of color” as his running mate;
Biden, who is facing criticism after appearing to claim that African Americans considering voting for President Donald Trump “ain’t black,” told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday during an interview that he was not ready to promise to put a woman of color on the ticket despite rumors in recent weeks that he was heading in that direction.
“Look, I’m not going to get into that now because we haven’t gotten there yet,” the former vice president said when asked if his running mate would be a woman of color. “There are women of color under consideration and there are women from every part of the country under consideration.”
“There’s a lot of really qualified women that are ready to be president, but I’m not making that commitment,” Biden added.
It’s no secret that President Trump and the social media titans don’t have much love for each other.
While more than a few conservatives very well may agree with the Prez that the likes of Twitter and Facebook have a distinct bias against conservatives, we’ve also wondered what could ever be done to ensure these internet giants cease and desist from their collective heavy-handed silencing of anything and everything that even dares to slightly lean right.
With the official title of White House Correspondent, Jeff Mason of the Reuters news service is noting that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has cryptically told the WH press corps that President Trump that something, indeed, will be done.
.@realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order shortly about social media and internet companies, @PressSec tells reporters on Air Force One. The president has been very critical of @Twitter in the last 24 hours.
While McEnany was short on specifics, many on the Right are breathing a sign of relief that the very same supposedly “politically neutral” tech companies that have an almost total stranglehold on social media will finally be brought to heel.
While the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have a special dispensation from the US Congress that these Silicon Valley companies are not technically considered news organizations, there is speculation that the President very well may deem them such, therefore making them subject to anti-monopoly legislation.
If you aren’t exactly sure who Sheldon Whitehouse is, he’s the pasty-faced, doughy, somewhat lispy junior US Senator from the great state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (yes, that’s the full name of the state).
With that aside, Sen. Whitehouse also has somewhat of a habit of pissing off certain high-level federal judges.
Example, as recently reported by The Federalist, Whitehouse filed a brief threatening the SCOTUS to either rule the way he sees fit on a pending case involving firearms and the state of New York, or else.
As reporter William Maurer of The Federalist reports, Whitehouse’s brief is best summed up as “A friendly reminder, like when a mugger tells a witness not to go to police or his legs might break.”
It’s bad enough that Whitehouse has already threatened the Supreme Court, but now he’s going after Judge Neomi Rao of the District of Columbia’s Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.
As Maurer cites, Judge Rao is (emphasis mine) “one of three judges on the panel that will hear the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus filed by General Michael Flynn. The writ General Flynn is seeking would order the district judge hearing General Flynn’s case — Emmet Sullivan — to grant the motion of the United States to dismiss the charges altogether, ending the prosecution.“
However, reporter Maurer also notes of the situation Whitehouse has plopped himself into the middle of (emphasis mine),
“In this case, the defendant agrees with the prosecutors that the case be dismissed. So there’s really no case or controversy left, that is, no reason for the judge not to grant the petition for a writ of mandamus. So how did Senator Whitehouse react? “Where you see Neomi Rao,” he tweetered Friday, “you can expect a lot of Trumpy dirt to follow. She’s a cartoon of a fake judge.” It was a shocking message on the eve of a judicial proceeding and from a member of the Judiciary Committee.”
The Marshall County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Department is investigating as arson, the burning-down of the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, MS, as reported by MSN.com news.
What makes this decidedly local story relevant to a nation-wide audience is that the pastor of First Pentecostal, Rev. Jerry Waldrop, recently sued the Holly Springs city government against the COVID-19 prompted stay-at-home order.
MSN is also reporting that the Marshall County S.D. cited that a none-too-subtle (and poorly spellchecked) graffiti message was also found on-site.
“Bet you stay home now you hypokrites” was found spray painted on the parking lot asphalt.
Along with the rather illiterate message was also painted the atom symbol with the letter “A” inside, according to the New York Times, which is also used as the logo for militant atheist groups.
To make things even more interesting, MSN is also reporting;
Waldrop sued the city in April, saying police disrupted an Easter church service and Bible study.
City Attorney Shirley Byers said the church had violated quarantine rules by gathering in a group of nearly 40.
Waldrop argued the parishioners had been practicing social distancing inside and had only congregated indoors when weather left no other option.
Gov. Tate Reeves’s (R) statewide restrictions have treated churches as essential services and allowed them to remain open, but the city’s rules were more stringent. In late April, it amended its order to allow drive-thru church services, according to the AP.
Byers said Waldrop’s lawsuit has not yet been served.
In the meantime, Gov. Reeves sent his condolences to the faithful of First Pentecostal;