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Antifa mob thinks it has cops retreating — until the tough leftists get pelted with flash bangs and tear gas

So there’s finally some good news out of Portland, Oregon — and this brief dispatch may even put a smile on your face.

What happened?

Well, our old friends Antifa — those figments of conservatives’ imaginations given they’re merely ”
an idea” and a “myth” — were miraculously caught on video confronting federal police Wednesday night near the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building in the south part of the city.

Portland police said people were throwing rocks, eggs and vandalizing the building, KGW-TV reported.

The station said the feds continuously pushed demonstrators away from the ICE building, and that protesters tried regrouping and relaunching their offensives.

In one scene caught on video, Antifa militants stalked their way toward federal officers who appeared to be backing up — after which the leftists rejoiced with glee.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

“Hey!” one Antifa bro shouted, mocking the cops as if there were listening to the lawless leftists. “Good boy!”

Another militant shouted at the top of her lungs, “We have the right to assemble in a public f***ing street!”

But things are not what they appear to be

But just when it seemed as though Antifa would win the day, BOOM!

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

It appeared the federal officers pelted the leftists with flash bangs and tear gas — and the leftists didn’t like it, no not one little bit.

“Bastards!” one hardcore radical hollered as he ran off into the night after appearing to get hit.

This pair appeared to be doing a little dance as they made their escape:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

Another shouted, “You f***ing bastards! You f***ing little cowards!”

Not that it did much good.

Check it all out. (Content warning: Language:)

Anything else?

Six people were arrested, KGW reported, adding that the protesters — numbering between 100 and 200 — want ICE abolished.

More from the station:

As part of his first wave of actions as president, Joe Biden issued several executive orders Wednesday aimed at influencing the country’s immigration policy and reversing course from his Republican predecessor. The orders included preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and instituting a 100-day moratorium, beginning Friday, on the deportation of certain noncitizens.

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County official displays rifle during virtual public meeting after citizen complains about ‘gun culture,’ Proud Boys

A Michigan official is facing backlash for displaying a rifle during a virtual public meeting Wednesday after a citizen complained about “gun culture” in the area and what she saw as officials’ support for the Proud Boys.

What are the details?

During the livestreamed meeting, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous was in his home and said he was reacting to Keli MacIntosh’s public comment concerning a Second Amendment resolution the board passed in March, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

MacIntosh also questioned what she called the board’s support of the Proud Boys and asked commission Chairman Rob Hentschel to issue a statement denouncing the group, the paper said.

At that point, Clous was seen on video stepping away from his webcam:

aImage source: YouTube screenshot

A little over 10 seconds later he returned with a rifle and displayed it at angle across his chest before putting it down and out of camera view. Clous displayed the rifle for about five seconds:

Image source: YouTube screenshot

How did the citizen react?

MacIntosh told the Record-Eagle she felt threatened by Clous’ actions.

“This guy is in the middle of a government meeting brandishing a weapon. Why would I not think they were trying to harm me?” she asked.

What did Clous have to say?

Clous told the paper he grabbed his rifle and displayed in response to the board being asked to denounce the Proud Boys, adding that he won’t denounce any group, whether it’s Black Lives Matter, the NFL, or an LGBTQ outfit.

“The only thing I know about [Proud Boys] is when they came and spoke to us,” he added to the Record-Eagle, noting the group may have been the most respectful among the groups that spoke at the March meeting.

“They were decent guys, and they treated us with respect,” Clous added, according to the paper.

What did the board chairman have to say?

Hentschel — who can be seen laughing when Clous came back to the meeting with the rifle — told the Record-Eagle he had no problem with Clous’ actions.

“I saw it across his chest, and I thought it was ironic of him to do that,” Hentschel told the paper. “The person was talking about guns, and he had one across his chest. I didn’t see him do anything illegal or dangerous with it. He wasn’t threatening or brandishing. He was just holding it.”

More from the Record-Eagle:

Hentschel said there is no board policy against open carry or concealed carry of firearms at board meetings that take place at the Governmental Center.

He said he isn’t even sure it would be legal to have such a policy, though someone open-carrying at a public meeting might scare some people.

“It’s not a great idea,” Hentschel noted to the paper. “Personally, I would not feel unsafe.”

What did a local attorney and activist have to say?

Holly T. Bird, a local attorney and activist, told the Record-Eagle she was upset by Clous’ actions, saying that holding up the rifle could reflect support for the Proud Boys and the “insurrection” on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

But Bird also told the paper Clous’ actions constitute a “threat.”

“Everyone knows that if you’re walking down the street, and someone flashes a gun at you, it’s a threat,” Bird noted to the Record-Eagle. “To have a public official do that during a public meeting is horrendous.”

Bird also said it doesn’t matter that Clous displayed the rifle in his home, the paper reported.

“You don’t have to be next to someone to make a threat,” she added to the Record-Eagle. “You can communicate in other ways, including over the internet.”

What did the county administrator have to say?

County Administrator Nate Alger told the paper that while he didn’t see the rifle incident, he still “can’t think of any laws that were violated, and I don’t know of any policies that were violated. It got people’s attention. If we have to look further into it, we certainly will.”

Here’s video of Wednesday’s meeting. Just after the 1-hour-and-31-minute mark, Clous exits from his webcam frame and then returns with his rifle about 10 seconds later:


BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – JAN 20 2021

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Jason Whitlock tells Tucker Carlson: ‘I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK. I really do.’

Conservative journalist Jason Whitlock said Wednesday that he likens Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan — and that BLM and Antifa are the “enforcement arm of the Democratic Party.”

What are the details?

Whitlock made his statements during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, who had just noted that Democrats apparently have abandoned the faith-based opposition to racism espoused by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement and instead seem intent on enforcing the right way of thinking through power and intimidation.

Carlson then asked Whitlock what he compares Black Lives Matter to, given that it’s become an influential sociopolitical force.

“Well, I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK. I really do,” Whitlock replied. “And some people don’t understand it, but if you go back to the 1860s, after the Emancipation Proclamation, the KKK was started, and it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. And what’s the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? Black Lives Matter and Antifa. They will come to your home and violate your home, try to intimidate the people in your home if they disagree with you politically.”

He continued: “Black Lives Matter [is] a Marxist organization. Marxism is hostile toward religion; that’s why I’m glad you went there today. These are atheist values being expressed from our leaders, demonizing individual citizens here in America, branding them as white supremacists … because we disagree with their opinion about something.”

Whitlock added that “this is lunacy, and it’s dangerous.”

Anything else?

Whitlock’s entire interview with Carlson is worth watching.

In it he also said that black people are “being fooled” into believing that the leftist, Democratic movement to blot out white supremacy and racism by force has black people’s best interests in mind. Instead, Whitlock warned fellow black Americans that the left will be coming for them also.

“It’s happened to me, I’m black!” he told Carlson, adding, “But because I express conservative values — conservative, non-political values — I’m seen as a friend to white supremacists.”

Whitlock even said that others have called him a white supremacist as well and added that leftists view all those who disagree with them as white supremacists.


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City official posts image likening Thin Blue Line flag to Nazi flag on Facebook. But she says her intent wasn’t anti-cop.

A city official in central Michigan is under fire over her Facebook post containing an image depicting the pro-police Thin Blue Line flag peeled back to reveal a Nazi flag — along with text that reads, “Reading beneath the lines…”

What are the details?

Amy Perschbacher, vice mayor of Mount Pleasant, said she removed the post after an outcry over it, adding that her intent was misunderstood and that it was all a big mistake, the Morning Sun reported.

“I was at no time disrespecting law enforcement or military,” she told the paper by email. “I was referring to the attempt [sic] coup where individuals, carrying flags of blue line, confederate, and Nazi symbols, attacked our nation’s capital and law enforcement, killing one officer.”

Perschbacher told the Morning Sun that her actions were “careless.”

“I have removed this post from my Facebook, and I do hope that you can forgive my careless posting,” she noted, the paper said. “I allowed my emotions to get the better of me.”

Perschbacher, a mental health specialist, noted to the Detroit News that she “didn’t think this through very well. I should have put more context to what I was trying to say.”

Further explaining her experience watching the Capitol rioters, she told the News that “it struck me that they were wrapping themselves up in a flag which reflects respect for police while they were attacking, even killing police. To me, they were using the [Blue Lives Matter] flag to cover up their hatred.”

What was the reaction?

The Mount Pleasant City Commission on Monday said it doesn’t back Perschbacher’s post — yet seemed to defend her:

The City of Mt. Pleasant does not support the recent Facebook post from Amy Perschbacher, Vice Mayor, to her personal Facebook page. The post was an expression as a private citizen; not as a member of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission. Ms. Perschbacher believes the meaning of her post was interpreted differently than intended.

Others commenting on the image weren’t so understanding:

  • “I am a Democrat, but I am APPALLED at this posting,” one Facebook user said. “It is an insult to the police and the voting public for an elected official to spew this hate. REMOVE HER FROM OFFICE!!!”
  • “Remove this person from office! What an embarrassment!” another commenter declared.
  • “Report her page for hate speech,” another user demanded.
  • And this guy was anything but subtle: “I want her gone. She needs to be bounced… what a sleazy, anarchy, hate-filled, pro-antisocial behavior spreading attitude. 86 her.”

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Trump-hating CNN hosts rip ‘disgraced’ president as he and the first lady depart White House: ‘He just looks like a small man’

Given CNN’s nakedly biased coverage of now-former President Donald Trump over his four years in office, you knew the talking heads at the cable network Trump loved to call “fake news” were sharpening their verbal knives even as they popped champagne corks Wednesday as Trump and now-former first lady Melania Trump left the White House.

What happened?

As CNN live video documented the Trumps walking to the Marine One helicopter that would take him to Joint Base Andrews for his flight to Florida, the cable network’s personalities piped up and offered commentary on the moment.

Jake Tapper started things out. You probably recall Tapper a week ago questioning a Republican congressman’s “commitment” to democracy for arguing against impeaching Trump in a rushed vote, despite the fact that the congressman lost both legs fighting overseas for the U.S. military.

Anyway, Tapper seems to like the commentary he gets to spout, as he narrated things as “the disgraced 45th president of the United States” and first lady Melania Trump walked to Marine One. He added that Trump would be giving an “ad-libbed” speech at the base, and “one can only imagine what he will say.”

‘He looks small’

Then Dana Bash chimed in with a Trump observation. “He looks small. He just looks like a small man,” she said. “And that is exactly the way that he has handled his presidency since he lost, and he just has appeared smaller and smaller and less and less courageous.”

Concerning Trump’s decision to not greet Joe and Jill Biden at the White House on Inauguration Day, Bash added that “it does take courage, it takes fortitude, it takes a sense of self to be able to not do this — to be able to get into the motorcade with your successor, to take that ride … and that is not happening.”

Tapper also said of Trump that “he really is doing everything he can that’s wrong. This a textbook case of how not to leave the presidency,” Fox News said. “Whine and cry, pretend that you didn’t win, incite your supporters, stage an insurrection. And on his way out the door, he pardons a bunch of his cronies.”

Fox News noted that Tapper named some of those whom Trump pardoned, including former campaign chairman Steve Bannon. “You think that he couldn’t get any more disgraceful — well, just give him a few hours,” he said.

While CNN commentator Van Jones is no fan of Trump’s, last October he did say Trump “has done good stuff for the black community” and “does not get enough credit” — after which the left, who love to eat their own, attacked Jones.

Well, Wednesday was a different day, and Jones said Biden’s victory — along with the Democrats grabbing control of the Senate — is a “complete repudiation” of Trump’s policies, particularly with regard to Muslims. Jones also made reference to illegal immigrants being happy about Biden taking office after their “babies” were “being snatched away at the border.” Jones forgot to mention it’s a policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Wolf Blitzer’s ‘little’ fixation

Finally, Wolf Blitzer had his say — and seemed to have an obsession with the word “little” to describe Trump, as he used it a whopping seven times during his piling-on speech.

First, Blitzer noted that Trump has a “little bit of a speech” he would give later and said “it looks like a tiny little crowd has gathered at Joint Base Andrews,” before observing Trump taking “a little tour over the city” in Marine One.

Soon he noted Trump’s “brief little flight” that was doing a “little circle over the U.S. Capitol.”

Finally, he offered that Trump drew a “very impressive crowd” at his inauguration four years ago, and now it’s “a little pathetic” that only a “tiny little crowd” was waiting for him at the base.

Don’t they frown on repetitiveness at journalism school, Wolf?


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Trump wasn’t at the inauguration to hand Biden the nuclear ‘football.’ The transfer happened differently for the very first time.

Traditionally the nuclear “football” — the heavy briefcase that’s always with the president, who can use it to control America’s nuclear weapons — is handed off by the outgoing commander in chief to the incoming president at the inauguration, NBC News reported.

But not this time.

What are the details?

A military aide who carries the “football” remains physically close to the president, the network said, and is ready at a moment’s notice to commence the detailed process of putting the football to use.

But former President Donald Trump wasn’t on hand to witness President Joe Biden take his oath of office Wednesday, so instead of Trump doing the handoff, it’s happening in a different way for the very first time, the network said.

More from NBC News:

A U.S. official said that a military aide will accompany Trump to Florida with one of the footballs and that Trump will retain sole authority to launch a nuclear strike until 11:59:59 a.m. Wednesday. Trump’s being physically out of Washington will not affect his launch authority or access to the football until noon. (There are multiple footballs that allow a president to launch a military strike while traveling.)

Another military aide with a second nuclear football will hand over the authority to Biden once he is sworn in, the official said, and the military aide with Trump will bring the football back to Washington.

Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, also an NBC News contributor, said the football with Biden becomes — at noon — the one that’s “activated” and that U.S. Strategic Command will go to that football, the network reported.

“Right before he becomes president, there’s a football in his vicinity [that] is activated,” Stavridis told NBC News of Biden.

The network said the White House declined to comment on the matter due to security.

Anything else?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney described in a 2013 Discovery Channel documentary how it all takes place, NBC News noted:

“The passing of the football occurs at high noon. Nobody says a word, but I knew what to look for,” he said. “So you’ve got the ceremony going down front, but … sort of behind one of the big pillars there in the front, these two guys are standing there in their uniform, and at the right moment he reaches over to hand it to the newly designated military aide. And he takes it from that moment on. The new president is the guy who’s in control of our nuclear assets.”

Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian and NBC News contributor, told the network some unusual events involving the nuclear football have occurred under various presidents.

Beschloss said the football’s location “was an issue” when former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963 and that “[former President Ronald] Reagan’s nuclear code card was accidentally thrown out at the hospital after he was shot in 1981. [Former President Bill] Clinton lost his nuclear code card for a few months in 2000.”

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Gunman caught on camera firing into home amid break-in attempt. But homeowner has a gun as well — and wins shootout.

A California homeowner’s surveillance video cameras outside his residence underscore the stark truth: One never knows when a gun will come in handy.

What are the details?

One of the video cameras next to the front door of the Hesperia home showed a man approaching the door and then repeatedly kicking it. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said it all commenced around 3:30 a.m. Monday, KTTV-TV reported.

The homeowner told the station he and his wife woke up to the pounding — and also heard the man demanding to be let in.

“I run to the front door to see who it is,” the homeowner later told KTTV, “and then I see him … and he’s trying to kick the door in, demanding to come in, and then I see him pull out a gun.”

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner told the station at that point he retreated, got his own gun, put his wife and child in a closet, and then went back to the front door, where he said he saw the man “aiming” his gun at the door.

Homeowner recounts shootout with intruderImage source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

Then a 45-second shootout commenced, the homeowner told KTTV, with shots being fired by both individuals on either side of the front door.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

Soon the man gave up, got back into his vehicle, and then drove away, the homeowner added to the station.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner said in another portion of KTTV’s video that it appeared the man also shot at another neighbor’s house amid his getaway.

What happened next?

No one was injured, KTTV reported, and authorities arrived about five minutes after the shootout and eventually tracked down and arrested 39-year-old Erick Contreras.

Turns out Contreras is a neighbor who lives only a few doors from the homeowner, KABC-TV reported, adding that the homeowner said he didn’t know the gunman or have any previous interaction with him.

The homeowner’s residence was left with bullet holes in the walls and doors, KABC noted.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner was armed with a 9mm gun, the station reported and said based on the bullet casings, it appeared the intruder had a .22.

Contreras was charged with attempted murder, shooting in an inhabited dwelling, armed robbery, felon in possession of ammunition, and felon in possession of a firearm, KTTV said.

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Not again! Passengers physically attack Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to, um, make sure carry-ons are right size

We got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit — how ’bout you?

Spirit Airlines appears to be having quite the struggle with some its passengers of late.

What’s been happening?

Let’s see now:

Now what?

Well, we can add another donnybrook to the Spirit ledger. Video caught three passengers attacking two Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to — drum roll, please — make sure their carry-on bags were the right size before boarding their Sunday flight from Detroit to Atlanta, the New York Post reported.

Image source: New York Post video screenshot

Both airline agents were injured, and one was taken to a hospital, Spirit spokesman Field Sutton told the paper in an email regarding the incident inside Detroit Metro Airport.

“The agents asked the group to verify that their carry-on bags were sized appropriately for the aircraft prior to boarding, at which time the passengers became combative,” Sutton told the Post.

He added to the paper that “the agents attempted to calmly defuse the situation but were physically assaulted by these passengers as they closed a door to stop them from boarding the aircraft.”

What happened to the passengers in question?

Two of the passengers were arrested, and the third was cited and released, the Post said, citing Spirit Airlines.

“All of us at Spirit wish the agents a speedy recovery and thank them for their courage and professionalism. We also thank law enforcement for responding quickly and arresting those involved in the attack,” Spirit Airlines said in a statement, according to the paper. “This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind, and these passengers will be banned from any future travel with Spirit.”

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Joe Biden chooses transgender Rachel Levine for assistant secretary of health

Democratic President-elect Joe Biden chose transgender Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine as his assistant secretary of health, the Associated Press reported, noting Levine would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

What did Biden have to say?

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement, according to the AP. “She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people,” the AP said.

But not everyone agrees

Despite the glowing reviews from Biden and Harris, Levine last year was part of controversy over how Pennsylvania handled the coronavirus — specifically the state’s policy of placing elderly COVID-19 patients into nursing homes in order to keep hospital beds free. Last June, the AP noted in a separate story that nursing homes and personal care facilities had accounted for almost 70% of the state’s COVID-19 fatalities.

“This decision likely contributed to the thousands of elderly deaths in Pennsylvania,” Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and other Republican leaders wrote in a June 15 letter to Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, according to WITF-TV.

But Levine said the assertion wasn’t true and defended the policy, the station noted: “There is no evidence that that policy itself contributed to that many deaths,” Levine said, adding that the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.

And another thing

Also, Levine moved her 95-year-old mother out of a personal care facility due to the pandemic — and then fell under scrutiny for the decision, PennLive reported last May.

Levine said her mother was in a personal care home, not a nursing home, PennLive added, noting the facility was under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Human Services, not the state Department of Health.

Anything else?

Wolf appointed Levine — a pediatrician — as Pennsylvania’s health secretary in 2017, the AP reported.

Levine was one of the few transgender individuals serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide, the AP added, noting Levine won past confirmation by the Republican-majority Pennsylvania Senate and “has emerged as the public face of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Prior to the pandemic, Levine raised some eyebrows in 2019 for approving a recommendation to add anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome to the list of qualifying conditions to obtain certifications to use medical marijuana.

Once the coronavirus hit, Levine’s name began popping up in the news a bit more:

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Pro-Trump actress Kristy Swanson: If ‘MY PRESIDENT’ is deleted from ‘Home Alone 2,’ then cut me out of ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Ferris Bueller’

On the heels of the recent left-wing outcry to scrub President Donald Trump from his scene with Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” — apparently since doing so would soothe triggered psyches across the fruited plain — conservative actress Kristy Swanson is calling the left’s bluff:

“If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone,’ then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, ‘Pretty In Pink’ and ‘Ferris Buhler’s [sic] Day Off,'”
Swanson tweeted Friday.

Hughes — the iconic creative force behind numerous teen-oriented flicks of the 1980s — directed “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and wrote “Pretty in Pink.” He produced “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

In the latter movie, Trump makes a cameo and offers directions to Culkin’s famous young character Kevin McCallister in the Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned in the early 1990s. Culkin has
applauded calls for Trump getting deleted from the scene.

Left-wing Hollywood hits back

For sticking her neck out amid the current firestorm of left-wing rage at Trump supporters since the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol, emboldened Hollywood elites snapped back at Swanson on Twitter:

Anything else?

Swanson hasn’t been afraid to show her support for Trump supporter or her conservative politics. In 2019 she took issue with a teacher at her son’s school who allegedly wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The same year she starred with fellow conservative Dean Cain in a stage show featuring readings of anti-Trump text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. It will come as no surprise that there were death threats:

It would be a shame if Swanson’s brief but hilarious scene from “Ferris Bueller” — during which she dialogues with another political conservative, Ben Stein — was cut. Here it is:


My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend…

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Far-left actress Debra Messing threatens news networks if they ever hire, interview Kayleigh McEnany: ‘#Deplatform Hate’

Far-left actress Debra Messing — who doubles as a card-carrying enemy of President Donald Trump — is setting her sights on one of Trump’s closest confidants: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Well, at least news networks that hire McEnany or put her on screen as a panelist:

“If I ever see @kayleighmcenany on a panel on a news show or hired by a network, I am immediately ceasing to support every single advertiser on that network,” Messing tweeted Monday, asking her 684,000 followers to retweet if they agree. She added a ‘Deplatform Hate’ hashtag to boot.

Indeed, cancel culture has been in overdrive following U.S. Capitol rioting earlier this month, with left-wing politicians, journalists, and CEOs of social media sites and Internet empires circling the wagons around conservatives and threatening to obliterate them into oblivion unless they speak the right way.

How did folks react to Messing’s latest Twitter barrage?

Of course, Messing has fans who couldn’t agree more with her threat against news networks, but others called out the former “Will & Grace” star for her own hatred:

  • “Debra now acting like the Nazi Party…incredible,” one commenter noted.
  • “So much for wanting unity and tolerance, right Deb?” another user quipped.
  • “Like really, because you’re ‘Hollywood’ you think you’re special or superior. You’re a second rate actress and sad you don’t yet realize America is done with Hollywood and ‘stars’ thinking they are so much smarter than them,” another user wrote. “You’re going to jail with the rest.”
  • “So, you would be fine with all Trump voters ceasing to support you and every single advertiser involving your career?” another commenter asked. “Wow. If anyone is spewing hate, it’s your reflection in the mirror.”

Anything else?

As noted previously, Messing is a veteran soldier in the I Hate Trump Army.

Last month, she told Trump in a now-deleted Twitter post that she wanted him to be imprisoned and raped: “[Y]ou are a weak, scared, stupid, inept, negligent, vindictive, narcissistic, criminal. I hope you live a long life in prison where you become the most popular boyfriend to the all inmates.”

Then after apologizing for appearing to belittle the LGBTQ community with her tweet, Messing simply doubled down: “Let me be clear: I said nothing about LGBTQI/queer LOVE. Rape is an act of violence. Trump has perpetrated violence on hundreds of millions of people. My hope is (and this is the first time in my life) that the tables are turned and he is the victim of perpetrators.”

Last summer, Messing was raked over the coals for tweeting a doctored image of President Trump and Adolf Hitler holding Bibles and calling it a “dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis.”

Going back on her word?

In 2019, Messing and her “Will & Grace” co-star Eric McCormack were hit with backlash after wanting to see a list of Trump supporters who were to attend the president’s fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Messing said “the public has a right to know”:

Well, believe it or not, even left-wing celeb Whoopi Goldberg didn’t like that idea: “Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.”

Goldberg — speaking on “The View” — added that “in this country, people can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country,” as audience members applauded.

Sure seems like a different America at the dawn of 2021.

Anyway, Messing responded to the outrage and tweeted amid her self-defense that “I NEVER NOR WOULD I EVER call for a blacklist of anyone for any reason.”

Really, Deb?

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‘Hardcore leftist,’ Antifa supporter arrested by FBI for allegedly plotting violent confrontation with pro-Trump demonstrators at FL state Capitol

The FBI arrested an alleged Antifa supporter who described himself as a “hardcore leftist” for allegedly plotting a violent confrontation with supporters of President Donald Trump who were expected to demonstrate at the Florida state Capitol in the run-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration.

What are the details?

Daniel Alan Baker — who took part in several anti-police protests around the country last year, including in Seattle’s CHOP — was arrested Friday,
Fox News reported. Baker also claimed he’s a trained sniper, the cable network added.

According to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Baker was featured in an October Webflow article titled, “The Fall of CHOP.” In it, Baker describes himself as a “hardcore leftist” who traveled to Seattle to participate in “The Revolution.” The article added that Baker “seemed disappointed in the lack of violent opposition” at CHOP and reportedly said, “I told them, if they really wanted a revolution, we needed to get AKs and start making bombs. No one listened to me.”

Prosecutors added that Baker also is a former airborne infantryman with reported ties to a foreign terrorist group, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. More from the paper:

“Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protesters gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday,” federal prosecutors said. “He specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protesters and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms.”

On Thursday, Baker posted an 18-second video on his YouTube channel showing him print out fliers with the headline, “CALL TO ARMS JANUARY 20TH!”

The flier said “armed racists” planted the Confederate flag in the U.S. Capitol and that they would continue to wage an armed coup of every statehouse in the country, including the Capitol in Tallahassee.

“We need ALL FLORIDA RESIDENTS to RISE UP!” the flier said. “Here in Florida we must circle the terrorists who attack the Capitol! Let them take the capitol and fight with the cops. SURROUND THEM AND TRAP THEM INSIDE.”

The flier said “Tally residents,” including combat veterans, have “answered the call to arms.”

In the days prior to his arrest, Baker, 33, was trying to buy additional firearms, including an AK-47 and a pistol, Fox News said, citing prosecutors. He’s also made multiple violent threats to those he claims are white supremacists, fascists, and U.S. citizens and allies with different ideologies fro his, the cable network said, adding that he’s also promoted killing U.S. military officers.

More from Fox News:

After approximately one year in the U.S. Army, Baker received an “other-than-honorable” discharge in 2007 after he went AWOL before his unit was to deploy to Iraq, according to the criminal complaint. He was homeless for nearly a decade living mostly in the Tallahassee area, and, in 2017, Baker joined the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a group fighting in Syria against ISIS and the Turkish government.

He claimed on social media that he was a trained sniper for the YPG, and he can be seen in a documentary film fighting ISIS and Turkish militants, prosecutors said. YPG is a sub-affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is designated by the United States government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

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Parler reappears online with message from CEO: ‘We will not let civil discourse perish!’

Parler — the social media platform popular with conservatives as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter — reappeared online Sunday after Amazon Web Services booted it offline a week ago, the Hill reported.

What are the details?

There’s only a single screen with text and nowhere to navigate, but it’s more than the completely blank page users saw for the last several days.

“Hello world, is this thing on?” Parler CEO John Matze asks in a screenshot of what appears to be Parler post.

Then under the heading “Technical Difficulties,” a message reads as follows:

Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both.

We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!

What’s the background?

Following U.S. Capitol rioting Jan. 6, social media sites began banning conservatives and conservative groups, including President Donald Trump. Parler was no exception — and Amazon last weekend told Parler it would suspend it from Amazon Web Services’ hosting servers.

“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms. It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service,” Amazon said in an email to Parler, BuzzFeed News reported.

“[W]e cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,” the email added. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59PM PST.”

Then Amazon pulled the trigger. As did Google and Apple. And Parler went dark.

A day after Amazon took down the platform, Parler announced it is suing Amazon for antitrust violations, breach of contract, and unlawful business interference.

On Tuesday Parler registered its domain and server with Epik, an Internet solutions company described by Vice as the “the internet savior of the far-right” since it also hosts Gab, another social media alternative that Big Tech loves to hate.

Matze also said last week he’d received death threats after Parler was taken down.

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‘Heartless monster’ NY Gov. Cuomo torn to shreds by Meghan McCain, Megyn Kelly for insult to Fox News’ Janice Dean

It hasn’t been the best kickoff of the new year for far-left New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

What now?

But now Cuomo may have outdone himself.

You might recall that Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean has been a vocal critic of Cuomo’s handling of New York nursing homes amid the coronavirus — particularly as she
lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in 2020.

Earlier this week, Dean ripped Cuomo’s botched coronavirus vaccine rollout, calling it a “disaster … it is just another leadership failure from this governor,”
Fox News reported.

“I have been covering him for about 10 months, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that he is interested in being a celebrity instead of being a governor,” she added, according to the cable network.

How did Cuomo react?

When Cuomo’s office was asked about Dean’s comments earlier this week, the response was as follows: “Last I checked, she’s not a credible source on anything except maybe the weather,” the
Wrap reported.

Uh oh.

Then what?

Fox News contributor Guy Benson had the following to say in response: ‘
Wow, what an a**hole.”

Then Meghan McCain and Megyn Kelly joined in to defend Dean:

  • “After @Janicedean lost BOTH her in-laws this year in NY nursing homes, instead of mourning with her and listening to her, Cuomo smears her,” McCain — who co-hosts “The View” —
    tweeted. “There is blood on your hands Cuomo, and we all know it. You disgust me, you absolute heartless monster.”
  • “@JaniceDean *is* an expert on how Cuomo’s orders killed 6k+ ppl, including her in-laws,” Kelly
    wrote. “She had to become one. B/c the media didn’t give a damn. And when she spoke up, the media mocked her for going beyond weather — just like Cuomo did here. And all of those ppl can F right off.”

Dean, as you might expect, was happy with the support from McCain and Kelly:

McCain added an insurance policy, later telling Dean: “I would wrestle an ox with my bare hands for you my sister. No one is going to let off what Cuomo has done to your family and so many others.”

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Left-wing radio host wants Trump fan Curt Schilling wiped from Phillies’ Wall of Fame over ‘racist’ tweets. Schilling calls host a ‘special piece of s**t.’

In our latest episode of the Cancel Culture Chronicles, we find a left-wing sports radio host apparently looking for a little attention — and greasing the skids by zeroing in on legendary pitcher Curt Schilling, who’s been making headlines of late.

What is the background?

Earlier this week, Schilling — an outspoken conservative and major supporter of President Donald Trump — claimed that AIG canceled his insurance over his “social media profile.”

The alleged insurance cancellation occurred in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot last week, after which leftists — and the powers that be heeding their words — began vilifying and canceling conservatives at a dizzying pace. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pulled the plug on Trump, while Apple and Amazon took down Twitter competitor Parler.

Schilling posted a tweet hours after the riot — and it had some legs with the media: “You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for Air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of gov’t corruption.” His tweet was still active Friday afternoon.

Wanna be startin’ somethin’?

Enter veteran sports talk radio host Mike Missanelli, a well-known figure in Philadelphia sports circles who was on the airwaves when Schilling and the Phillies were vying for a World Series title in 1993.

So Missanelli — who’s as outspoken about his left-wing politics as Schilling is about his conservative views — let the former Phillies star have it:

“In light of his tweets (racist among other things) following the seditious attack on the Capitol — re: today’s Inquirer — I call upon the Phillies and John Middleton to immediately remove Curt Schilling from their Wall of Fame,” Missanelli tweeted Thursday.

How did Schilling respond?

As you might guess, Schilling was not pleased with Missanelli’s declaration and threw down with the radio host: “You know my family, you’ve known me for almost 30 years. It takes a special piece of s**t to do and say things you know are lies. Esp given you know my wife and her battle with cancer right now. Do me a huge favor, next time we’re ftf call me a racist.”

Missanelli replied as most folks on social media do — absent any clear and present physical danger, of course: “Your family is great. I sent your WIFE best wishes (it should have read). You turned into a traitorous asshole. There. That more clear for ya?”

He added in another tweet to Schilling, “You should be ashamed of yourself for your ignorant tweet DURING an act of sedition and for supporting it in any way.”

It’s worth noting that unless Schilling posted and deleted another tweet, the one in question was posted at 11:52 p.m. Jan. 6 — after the afternoon riot was over.

How did folks react?

Commentary on the dust-up has been a mixed bag. Some back Missanelli’s wish to cancel Schilling. But others? Not so much:

  • “Let me know when that goes down, Curt. I got your back,” one user noted. “Would love to have a front row seat watching you beat the crap out of this bitter lowlife.”
  • “Mike is a scumbag Curt you know this already,” another commenter offered. “Typical looney liberal.”
  • “‘Remove all traces of people that disagree with me’ is straight from the commie playbook for a reason,” another user said.

Schilling’s wife, who is battling cancer, even got in on the war of words:

Missanelli sent the following reply: “Shonda, you know you have always had my best wishes. And I pray for your good health. Your husband tweeting what he tweeted, supporting an act of sedition, DURING the act, is disgraceful. He can’t now play the victim.”

Anything else?

Schilling’s outspokenness, particularly with regard to his conservative politics, has led to numerous controversies over the years:

  • His June 2016 blog post in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay nightclub lit into gun control advocates and Muslims.
  • ESPN fired him in April 2016 for a meme he posted that mocked transgender bathroom laws.
  • And the sports network pulled him off the air in September 2015 for the rest of the baseball season over a tweet against radical Islam.

Also it’s long been opined that his politics have kept him out baseball’s Hall of Fame, but a Philadelphia sportswriter wrote that “Schilling belongs in Hall of Fame even though his views are worthy of nothing but shame.”

Just before Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Schilling said his support of the president also was keeping him out of the Hall.

“I promise you if I had said, ‘Lynch Trump,’ I would be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year,” Schilling told TMZ Sports, a reference to baseball writers’ politics as well as their all-powerful votes that grant entrance into Cooperstown.

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Atilis Gym says NJ ’emptied out every single dollar that we have’ from bank account amid COVID-19 lockdown battle with state

The co-owner of lockdown-defying Atilis Gym said the state of New Jersey “emptied out every single dollar that we have” from gym’s bank account amid a legal battle with the state over fines for breaking coronavirus-related rules for businesses.

What are the details?

Ian Smith appeared Thursday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and told the host that he and business partner Frank Trumbetti checked their bank statement Wednesday morning “and we had no money in our bank account. The state emptied out every single dollar that we have.”

Smith on Wednesday tweeted that far-left New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) “and his cronies seized 100%” of the Bellmawr gym’s “legal defense money” to the tune of $173,613.60. Smith added, “If you think that’s gonna make us stand down, you’re delusional.” In a video tweet Thursday, Smith cited an amount of $165,000. The gym on Friday didn’t immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for clarification on the dollar amount.

“This is in the middle of an appeals process and ongoing litigation in the matter of the fines and several other matters regarding the state, including a lawsuit against Governor Murphy and [State Health Commissioner] Judith Persichilli,” Smith told Carlson, adding that “this is an interference with our right to counsel.”

He added to the host that the money didn’t come from memberships since Atilis hasn’t charged members since April 1, 2020; rather it came from donations and T-shirt sales, which the owners used “to pay our bills and fight our legal battles.”

Smith noted that the money seizure is a “blatant violation of our constitutional rights and our ability to defend ourselves in the court of law.”

What did the state have to say?

A spokesman for the New Jersey attorney general’s office told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the information Smith shared “is not accurate” and that “the state has not seized their bank account funds.”

Instead, the spokesman said “the state has obtained judgments against the owners, and intends to collect on them. The total due and owing as a result of court-entered judgments to date is $134,463.08.”

“Apparently the funds you reference were frozen as a result of a bank levy having been issued due to the state’s collection efforts, which is part of the enforcement of a judicial order,” the state is quoted to have said to “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Now what?

When Carlson asked Smith what he and Trumbetti will do now that there’s no money in their bank account, Smith said they will switch to a cash system.

“We will continue to fight this no matter what,” he added to the host.

Carlson noted how ironic it is that the gym owners are “being punished for trying to keep people healthy and trim in the middle of a pandemic that kills people who are overweight and out of shape.”

“You are doing more than [Gov. Murphy] has to save people’s lives,” the host added, “and, of course, you are being destroyed for it.”

Smith in his Thursday video tweet said the state also is leveling a $15,497.76 daily fine for each day the gym stays open.


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Atilis Gym has gained national attention amid its battle with New Jersey bureaucrats.

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Don Lemon keeps demonizing all Trump voters, says they’re ‘complicit’ with Capitol rioters’ actions and beliefs

CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday doubled down on his demonization of all those who voted for President Donald Trump, this time saying they’re “complicit” with the actions and beliefs of the U.S. Capitol rioters.

What’s the background?

Lemon on Wednesday lumped in all Trump voters with the rioters at the U.S. Capitol — as well as the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, the alt-right, and those who support slavery and bigotry.

Even if a Trump voter wasn’t part of the mob that stormed the Capitol, Lemon said “you’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you are in. You voted for a person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the … innocent lives of the people who were at the Capitol that day.”

Encore! Encore!

Speaking again with colleague Chris Cuomo on Thursday night, Cuomo told Lemon in regard to Trump voters who disagree with last week’s rioting, “They look at this mob, and they say, ‘That’s not me. I’m nothing like those people. I would never have done that. They’re all wrong.'”

But Lemon was unmoved: “Those people voted they way you voted and who you voted for. I’m just saying.”

Cuomo replied, “But just because you voted for the same people doesn’t mean you believe the same things.”

“Yes, it does,” Lemon retorted, actually making a face at Cuomo. “You vote for people who have common interests … that’s just how it is. You don’t vote for the most liberal person in the world because you’re a conservative; you vote for someone who shares your common interests. That’s how voting works. That’s how political parties work …”

Cuomo observed, “But it doesn’t mean that a voter believes their vote means what you think it means.”

But Lemon wouldn’t let up his vilification of all Trump voters: “But it also means that you share something with that person, and you must own up to it. We have to stop … giving people an out for people who represent the worst behaviors. Stop trying to make an excuse for people who voted for someone who has those beliefs … you may think that you don’t believe that, but in a way … you’re complicit with it because you are voting for the same type of person.”

Here’s the clip:

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Democratic city councilman arrested, charged with eight counts of election fraud

A city councilman in Amite, Louisiana, was arrested and charged with eight counts of election fraud last week.

What are the details?

Emanuel Zanders III is accused of illegally registering nearly two dozen people to vote in his district amid his re-election in November, WAFB-TV reported.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced the charges on Jan. 6.

Landry said Zanders allegedly urged 22 people to list vacant lots as their home addresses so he could increase the number of people eligible to vote for him, the station reported.

Zanders “purposefully manipulated citizens into illegally changing their voter registrations,” Landry said, according to WAFB.

The station said Zanders won re-election to his third term on the council by just 19 votes. He received 206 votes while his runoff opponent, Claire Bell, received 187 votes.

Landry said his office and Ardoin’s office began investigating the case in October 2020 after getting a tip from the Tangipahoa Parish Registrar of Voters, WAFB reported.

The 52-year-old Democrat was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Prison on Jan. 5 and has since bonded out, the Advocate reported, citing booking records. The paper added that Zanders could not be reached for comment.

What did state officials have to say?

“Anything other than a one-for-one vote distorts our election process,” Landry said. “Those who wish to distort an election in this matter are breaking the law and betraying their fellow citizens. It is even more disheartening when the perpetrator is an elected official.”

Ardoin added that “election integrity matters,” and Zanders’ arrest “should serve as a stark warning to those looking to violate our election laws.”

Anything else?

A Texas woman was arrested on felony charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.

And Paxton said the suspect got caught on a Project Veritas video in the midst of “shocking and blatantly illegal action.”

“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud,” the attorney general added. “We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence.”

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants bars, restaurants to reopen for indoor service ‘as quickly as possible’

Far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor service “as quickly as possible,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

“I am very, very focused on getting our restaurants reopened. If we look at the various criteria that the state has set, we are meeting most if not all of those,” Lightfoot said Thursday, the paper reported, adding that she said she would discuss the matter with Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “But I want to get our restaurants and our bars reopened as quickly as possible.”

What are the details?

The Tribune said it’s Pritzker call regarding when bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor service — and while the city can set stricter rules, it can’t enact less-stringent rules.

Lightfoot added that restaurants are highly regulated, get inspections, and have gone “above and beyond” to use indoor “mitigation controls,” the paper noted.

“They are going to be one of the safer places,” she said, according the Tribune.

The mayor also explained reopening bars and restaurants can help turn back the trend of underground parties that spread COVID-19, the paper noted.

“Let’s bring it out of the shadows, let’s allow them to have some recreation in restaurants, in bars, where we can actually work with responsible owners and managers to regulate and protect people from COVID-19, so I feel very strongly that we are very close to a point where we should be talking about opening our bars and restaurants,” Lightfoot declared, according to the Tribune.

More from the paper:

Lightfoot criticized Pritzker in October when he announced that he would be closing indoor service at bars and restaurants due to a spike in coronavirus cases but she later dropped her objection.

In recent months, Lightfoot has attempted to position herself as a friend to bars and restaurants though she has also faced criticism for the city’s anti-coronavirus measures, including stricter rules on liquor sales, which she’s since rescinded.

The mayor has also been criticized for how she’s handled the reopening of Chicago Public Schools amid COVID-19.

Earlier this month, Lightfoot reiterated a stay-at-home advisory telling people not to go out unless it’s necessary. Schools are exempt from the advisory, but the Chicago Teachers Union has said the order and reopening schools are contradictory.

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HS principal on leave after comparing social media speech crackdowns to ‘McCarthyism’ in video message to students

The principal of a Tennessee high school is on paid administrative leave after comparing social media’s speech crackdowns to “McCarthyism” during a homeroom video message to students.

What are the details?

During his nine-minute address Monday, principal Barton Thorne of Cordova High School, near Memphis, said freedom of speech is being threatened by social media and tech companies, the Commercial Appeal reported.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have all banned President Donald Trump — along with thousands of other users — in the wake of last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.

WREG-TV said it obtained audio of Thorne’s remarks to students during which he criticized the riot as well as the behavior of social media.

“It’s what’s going on with Twitter and Facebook and Google and Apple and their decision as private companies to filter and to decide what … you hear and know about,” Thorne said, according to the station.

Thorne stressed that his comments weren’t about Trump but about freedom of speech, WREG reported.

“Because there have been times even in American history where a small group of people decided what you could hear. You think about McCarthyism,” he said, according the station. “If you don’t know about that, you can Google that or talk to your social studies teacher.”

Thorne also offered broad comparisons to 1990s federal standoffs in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and in Waco, Texas, by Branch Davidians and David Koresh, the Commercial Appeal reported.

Thorne also told students that “a marketplace of free exchange of ideas” is at stake, the paper added, and that the lack of social media accountability and regulation “should be very chilling for you, that should be very frightening for you.”

He did denounce the U.S. Capitol siege, calling it “ignorance at the highest level. I don’t know of too many people that are going to be okay with what happened. I don’t care what side you agree with, we don’t practice sedition, we don’t attack our legislature,” the Commerical Appeal noted.

How did the school district react?

Officials of Shelby County Schools are reviewing Thorne’s comments, WREG said.

“To my understanding it was a recording that was shared on our virtual platforms,” Jerrica Phillips, the district’s chief of communications, told the station. Phillips added to the station that she’ll “have to learn more about whether or not it was an opening school message or how exactly it went out or what time of day.”

WREG said Thorne’s comments come at a time when SCS is working to help staff know the right way and wrong way to address politics and other issues.

“Emotionally charged situations, we have to sometimes temper back, recalibrate, think about the message we’re sending to our student,” Michael Lowe of the SCS Office of Equity and Access told the station. “Because Cordova is like the City of Memphis; it’s made up of a salad bowl of many different students of all areas of Memphis.”

District board member Sheleah Harris said the allegations are “extremely unfortunate and do not reflect the true value of” the school or the district, the Commercial Appeal reported.

“With the horrific events from last week at our U.S. Capitol, we have to ensure our children, teachers, and school staff remain in a consistent environment that promotes safety, cultural sensitivity, and represents the highest level of excellence,” Harris added in a statement to the paper. “As leaders, we must be intentional about creating spaces for our students to discuss and process events that take place in our country and community.”

Anything else?

The Commercial Appeal reported that Thorne on Wednesday said “individuals who are inciting violence should be removed” and that a supervisor asked him to not speak at length to the media about his speech to students and the district’s investigation.

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CNN’s Don Lemon vilifies all Trump voters, lumps them in with Capitol rioters, Nazis, KKK, alt-right

CNN’s Don Lemon vilified all voters of President Donald Trump on his program Wednesday night, lumping them in with rioters at the U.S. Capitol as well as the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, the alt-right, and those who support slavery and bigotry.

What are the details?

While Lemon chatted with colleague Chris Cuomo, the subject turned to Trump voters and the Capitol riot last week.

“Now what you hear is, ‘Well, you can’t say that everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who went into the Capitol,'” Cuomo posed before asking Lemon for his reaction.

“You need to think about the side you’re on,” Lemon replied. “Principled people — conservative or liberal — never on the Klan side. Principled people — conservative or liberal — never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as less-than. That says that your fellow Americans should not exist. That says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp or that sides with slavery or sides with any sort of bigotry.”

“Right,” Cuomo replied. “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies—'”

“Well, then get out of the crowd with them,” Lemon shot back. “Get out of the crowd with them.”

“I wasn’t in the crowd; I just voted for Trump,” Cuomo replied, taking on the persona of a Trump voter.

“You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump,” Lemon answered. “If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you are in. You voted for a person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the … innocent lives of the people who were at the Capitol that day.”

Lemon added: “You voted on that side.”

What was the reaction?

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro took Lemon to task, calling his statements “vile.”

“It’s this deliberate attempt to lump together anyone who voted for Trump and the Capitol rioters that undermines the possibility of unity,” he added. “It also happens to be false and indecent.”

Here’s the clip:

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Thug caught on video kicking women in head from behind in separate incidents; one victim suffers 10 facial fractures

Seattle police detectives arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with separate attacks caught on video in which two women were kicked in their heads from behind,
KIRO-TV reported.

Police said Wednesday the suspect was arrested and will be booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of assault, the station said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

What are the details?

Police said in both attacks — which occurred day apart last week — the man was wearing the same clothes and attacked the women in the same way, the station said.

“There was no interaction between the two,” Seattle Police Officer Valerie Carson told KIRO. “They didn’t speak, they didn’t exchange words.”

On Jan. 6, police said the man stepped on a bus near Northeast 43rd and University Avenue and became agitated at a woman talking on the phone, the station reported. Surveillance video shows him kicking the victim from behind in her head.

The woman suffered a concussion as a result, KIRO said.

Then around 5 p.m. Jan. 7, investigators said a 56-year-old woman was planting flower bulbs on Fourth Avenue and Blanchard Street when the man walked up to her from behind and kicked her in the side of her head, the station reported.

After the second attack, video showed the man scampering off for a few yards before casually walking away.

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Officer Carson said the second victim — who had never encountered the suspect before — suffered 10 fractures to cheekbone, nose, sinuses, and eye socket, KIRO reported.

Here’s a clip of the second attack:


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The second victim is a semi-retired pediatric nurse who for years has cared for children with cancer, the station said, adding that she also has volunteered to help homeless people.

And every year she plants daffodil and tulip bulbs in the tree wells in Belltown, KIRO said.

Carson noted that “it’s shocking … for all of us to think that there might be someone out there who could do something so violent with no remorse,” KIRO added.

Anyone who has any information on the attacks can call the Seattle Police tip line at 206-233-5000, the station said.

Here’s a KCPQ-TV video report about the attacks which aired prior the arrest:

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Texas woman arrested on election fraud charges after getting caught on Project Veritas video, officials say

A Texas woman has been arrested on felony charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.

And Paxton said the suspect got caught on a Project Veritas video in the midst of “shocking and blatantly illegal action.”

“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud,” the attorney general added. “We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence.”

What are the details?

Paxton’s office said Rachel Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while engaging in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election, adding that his office’s Election Fraud Division reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to her arrest.

At one point, Rodriguez was caught acknowledging that her actions were illegal and that she could go to jail for it, Paxton’s office said.

If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison, his office added.

KSAT-TV reported that while the release from Paxton’s office spelled Rodriguez’s first name “Rachel,” public records repeatedly spell it “Raquel.”

The station added that in the Project Veritas video Rodriguez appears to show an older woman how to change her vote on a mail-in ballot, and she also described various types of small gifts she gets for voters she comes into contact with.

Police on Wednesday told KSAT that Rodriguez was arrested on San Antonio’s east side and that the attorney general’s office asked for assistance transporting her. Rodriguez was still in the process of being taken to jail just before noon Wednesday, the station added. Her arrest occurred Wednesday morning, the AG’s office told KSAT.

Anything else?

“This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will be brought to justice,” Paxton added.

His office also said that individuals involved in or with knowledge of “this organized vote harvesting scheme are encouraged to come forward and cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General.”

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Baseball legend Curt Schilling — an outspoken Trump supporter — claims AIG canceled his insurance over his ‘social media profile’

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling — an outspoken conservative and supporter of President Donald Trump — on Tuesday claimed that AIG canceled his insurance due to his “social media profile.”

What are the details?

Schilling also said on Twitter that his assertion is “real” and that it won’t be “even close to what we will witness in the coming months, years.” In his aforementioned tweet, he also included a screenshot of what appears to be communication from an AIG representative.

The text of the apparent AIG communication states: “Unfortunately, the underwriter was unable to accept my request. I also went up the chain of … command and asked our AIG Marketing Representative for an exception, but unfortunately he was unable to grant one. He realized that you were a longtime AIG client since 2004 and also a profitable account (no claims), but it was a management decision that was made collectively between underwriting and marketing teams that could not be overturned.”

When a commenter wondered if Schilling’s claim about AIG is true, he shot back, “If it’s true? First off why would I lie about some bulls**t like this, and second … You don’t think they’d be lining up lawyers to sue for defamation/slander/libel RIGHT NOW if I was lying? Hell, I tagged them in the tweet.”

AIG on Wednesday didn’t immediately reply to TheBlaze’s request for comment on Schilling’s accusation. Schilling also on Wednesday didn’t immediately reply to TheBlaze’s request for additional information.

What else did Schilling say?

Schilling also said his insurance cancelation mirrors “the coming storm” in America under Democrats who want “power and control, then FU.”

Another commenter asked if his insurance being dropped is legal. Schilling replied, “Woooooooooo there. Hold up champ. ‘Legal,’ at least as I see it, is no longer a restraint on the left. The burning, looting, rioting, F the police, assault, all of that and the massive fraud. Hell the next time a Clinton does something legal will be the first. None in jail…”

In addition, Schilling posted a tweet the night of Jan. 6 that appeared to support the U.S. Capitol riot, saying, “You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for Air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of gov’t corruption.”

The aforementioned tweet was still on Schilling’s Twitter page Wednesday afternoon; it’s not clear if the tweet had anything to do with Schilling’s claim about AIG dropping his insurance.

Outspoken

Schilling’s outspokenness, particularly with regard to his conservative politics, has led to numerous controversies over the years:

  • His June 2016 blog post in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay nightclub lit into gun control advocates and Muslims.
  • ESPN fired him in April 2016 for a meme he posted that mocked transgender bathroom laws.
  • And the sports network pulled him off the air in September 2015 for the rest of the baseball season over a tweet against radical Islam.

Also it’s long been opined that his politics have kept him out baseball’s Hall of Fame, but a Philadelphia sportswriter — Schilling played for the Phillies before taking the mound for the World Series-winning Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox — wrote that “Schilling belongs in Hall of Fame even though his views are worthy of nothing but shame.”

Just before Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Schilling said his support of the president also was keeping out of the Hall.

“I promise you if I had said, ‘Lynch Trump,’ I would be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year,” Schilling told TMZ Sports, a reference to baseball writers’ politics as well as their all-powerful votes that grant entrance into Cooperstown.

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