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    Republican Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise submitted an FBI report detailing the motives of the man who shot him and other Republicans into the congressional record at a Feb. 24 House hearing on violent disinformation. “I want to take you back to June 14, 2017, the day that a gunman walked onto a baseball field and shot at over a dozen members of Congress, including myself… The gunman was motivated by hyper-charged rhetoric that he was hearing from the left,” Scalise said. Scalise’s testimony begins about 19 minutes into the Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media. Scalise then moved to introduce into the congressional record an FBI report that analyzed the motivations of the baseball shooter James Hodgkinson and included some of his writings. Hodgkinson, a 2016 Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer, was also an avid Rachel Maddow and MSNBC...
    Billionaire Bill Gates has said that Texas Governor Greg Abbott was 'actually wrong' to initially blame the state's catastrophic blackouts on wind turbines that froze in a historic winter storm. On Thursday morning, the power cuts in Texas fell below one million for the first time in four days, but many people remained without electricity or safe drinking water. It came after the deep freeze knocked out roughly a third of the state's electricity generating capacity, with poorly winterized wind, natural gas, coal and even nuclear plants forced offline, officials with the state's grid operator said. In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Hannity asked the governor: 'I'm not against nuclear energy either. I'm not against wind turbines, but my question is, if they have these rolling blackouts and you got freezing weather, and they're not reliable, and it's use it or lose it, what good...
    Harvard University believes it has discovered one of the oldest intrigues in the Galaxy, the origin of the asteroid that collided with Earth in the Mexican Chicxulub crater and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Experts have long believed that most dinosaur species became extinct after a massive asteroid struck Earth about 66 million years ago. The Harvard guys have put supercomputers to work and using gravitational simulations and statistical analysis have published a new theory that denies that the asteroid was a lone local stone, but a fragment of a much larger body which originated on the outskirts of the solar system. The theory cites a “culprit”: Jupiter. From what they say, the planet would have interfered in a decisive way so that a body that in principle had a harmless trajectory ended up colliding with the Earth. The gas giant’s enormous gravitational pull simply spit out the stone...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” former HHS Assistant Secretary Adm. Brett Giroir stated that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) order on coronavirus patients in nursing homes wasn’t following federal government guidance and Cuomo “can’t shift the blame. He has to own this one.” Giroir said, “What Gov. Cuomo said is the nursing homes had to take back these patients. They were mandated to do that. What the CDC said is, under very specific circumstances where a nursing home had all the training, had all the PPE, had all the isolation requirements, all the staff, all the training, then it would be permissible to do so. In no way was this federal government guidance. That is just absolutely wrong and he can’t shift the blame. He has to own this one.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    TFW you try to blame Antifa, but only incriminate yourself. Ohio man Stephen Ayres claimed to have special knowledge that it wasn’t Donald Trump’s supporters who orchestrated the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He tried to blame Antifa, but the only thing he ended up accomplishing was implicating himself in criminal offenses. Ayres was arrested in the Northern District of Ohio on Monday. According to the FBI, Ayres and two unnamed associates took it upon themselves to post a video on social media after the Capitol siege. In that video, Ayres allegedly blamed Antifa for breaking into the Capitol. Dozens of federal criminal cases against Trump supporters show otherwise. In any event, the feds allege that Ayres blamed everyone but Trump supporters for what happened that day. It was just a vast left-wing conspiracy between … police and the media against pro-Trump individuals, Ayres suggested while acknowledging...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested he would investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of security of the Capitol building after rioters stormed it on Jan. 6. “I understand what happened on January the 6th was one of the low points in my time in office,” the South Carolina Republican said on Sunday Morning Futures. “It was horrendous to see people ... take over the Capitol, the House, and the Senate, beat officers, defile the seat of government. How in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi? It's her job to provide Capitol security. We will get to the bottom of that.” The sergeant at arms of the House is under the direction of Pelosi and is responsible for securing the Capitol along with the Capitol Police. Graham’s comments sparked the ire of Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who slammed the senator for attempting to...
    President Trump should have toned down his fiery speech calling on protesters to “fight like hell” last week in Washington, D.C., before rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol, according to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. But, speaking as members of the House of Representatives debated impeaching the president, he said it was wrong to single out an individual for the mayhem that engulfed the Capitol Building. In an interview with the Washington Examiner reflecting on his four years in government, the former neurosurgeon called on all politicians of all stripes to moderate their tone at a time when agitators were intent on disrupting peaceful protests. “I think it was potentially something that could have been tempered down,” he said of Trump’s speech. “When you saw in the audience some of the elements that looked somewhat violent, you might want to temper what you have to say.” Trump used a...
    President Trump defended his role in the run-up to the attack on the United States Capitol last week, saying his remarks to supporters were "totally appropriate." During his speech he urged the large crowd in Washington to walk to the Capitol in an effort to encourage Congress to reject election results. But on Tuesday, en route to Texas, he told reporters he did nothing wrong. "If you read my speech...people thought that what I said was totally appropriate," he said. Trump faces fresh impeachment proceedings and warnings of legal jeopardy for his alleged role in inciting rioters. Last Wednesday, he told the crowd: “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to...
    Friends and family of the Capitol Hill victims have spoken out against their death as one relative blamed President Trump for inciting the riot that killed 'four of his biggest fans.'  Five people including one police officer were killed in Wednesday's violent siege of the Capitol after dozens of Trump supporters stormed the federal building to protest Joe Biden's election win.   Ashli Babbitt, a US Air Force veteran from San Diego, was among those who died after she was shot by Capitol Police as she attempted to climb through a broken window.  Those close to the 35-year-old have paid tribute to Babbitt in recent days remembering her as a passionate Trump supporter and and true 'patriot'. Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, who was shot dead by Capitol Hill police in Wednesday's riot, is being hailed a martyr by online extremists  DC Police Chief Robert Contee said four died at...
    Climate change – not Genghis Khan – was to blame for wiping out Central Asia's medieval river civilisations 700 years ago, a new study claims.  UK researchers investigated the river channels around the Aral Sea in Central Asia, which was historically a vast body of water but is now a fraction of its former size.  Hundreds of years ago, the Aral Sea and its major rivers were the centre of advanced river civilisations that used floodwater irrigation to farm. The region's decline is often attributed to the devastating invasion by the Mongol Empire in the early 13th century, led by the ruthless and legendary Khan.   However, the new research into the long-term river dynamics and ancient irrigation networks shows that a changing climate and dryer conditions was the real cause.  The experts reconstructed the effects of climate change on floodwater farming in the region, partly using radiometric dating of irrigation canals. They found decreasing...
    Michigan was severely short-handed and had to cancel the rivalry game with Ohio State. Michigan wanted to play Ohio State but there was no way with nearly half the roster out because of COVID-19 issues. The Game is off for the first time since it wasn’t played from 1913-1917 as the best rivalry in college football is the latest game to fall by the wayside due to the circumstances of the COVID pandemic. The Ohio State-Michigan game has many ripple effects as it relates to the Buckeyes moving forward, but blaming Michigan shouldn’t be at the top of their list. Michigan couldn’t escape the virus just like Ohio State couldn’t escape the virus and countless others in college football, the U.S.A. and around the world have been unable to elude the virus.Why did Michigan have to cancel the Ohio State game?According to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, Michigan football was going...
    A PENSIONER died “thinking he was to blame” after being hit by a speeding driver who callously screamed at him as he lay dying, a court was told. Russell Averis, 25, was travelling at nearly twice the legal speed limit in Solihull, West Mids., when he jumped a red light and careered into John Taylor, 90, as he turned right. 6John Taylor, 90, who died in the horrific accident in West MidlandsCredit: BPM Media 6Speeding BMW driver Russell Averis, 25, was jailed at Birmingham Crown CourtCredit: Facebook Averis screamed at Mr Taylor and tried to blame him as he lay dying in his wrecked white Peugeot 208 following the crash on April 3 last year. A court heard Averis had accelerated to 51mph in a 30mph zone in his BMW 4 series as the lights changed to red, crashing into Mr Taylor's car and ploughing into a tree. While trapped...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S protracted and unsuccessful pursuit of Jadon Sancho was nothing short of farcical - but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must take the blame for the appalling start to the season. The board didn’t help the Red Devils during the extended summer transfer window. 5The Man Utd board were appalling during the transfer window - but not all of the club's problems are on themCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5At some point, the blame must be attributed to Ole Gunnar SolskjaerCredit: PA:Press Association The mayhem in the final hours of the window only highlights how poorly the club is being run. Edinson Cavani was a free agent and could have joined the club much earlier in the window - so why not? Sure, on paper he’s seen as an upgrade on Odion Ighalo. But he’s not the Cavani of five years ago and the fear is that he turns out to...
    A WOMAN has shared a disturbing video of what happened to her after she accepted a drink from a stranger in a bar. Stephanie Tavares, 26, from Montreal, Canada posted the video on TikTok showing her collapsing after her drink was spiked. 4Stephanie Tavares has shared a disturbing video of what happened to her after her drink was spikedCredit: solooosteph/TikTok In the video the entrepreneur explains that the incident had taken place last year when two men bought her and her girlfriend drinks, and Stephanie was the only one to drink it. The following clip appeared to show Stephanie collapsing on the floor, though some have speculated it may be a reconstruction. She later revealed that the men had pursued them. Steph added: “They followed us for a solid 15 minutes outside until our two other male friends joined us. 4The clip sees Steph collapsing to the floor five minutes...
    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said President Trump should not be blamed for the violent riots taking place throughout the nation when local leaders refuse federal assistance. Meadows accused Meet the Press host Chuck Todd of trying to pin the blame for the unrest on Trump, rather than on local leaders. Meadows said that Trump offered federal assistance to help during the recent riots in Kenosha, but Kenosha and Wisconsin refused that assistance until after two protesters were killed. "You can try to reframe it that way, Chuck, but that’s just not accurate. I can tell you that when we look at Kenosha and the phone calls that were made to the governor of Wisconsin, we offered help; help was denied," Meadows said. "Obviously there was multiple gunshots and people lost their life. We made a repeated call then the next day, sent in National Guard,...
    Dax Shepard suffered from multiple broken bones after he collided with other vehicles during a recent motorcycle ride on a race track and will need to undergo surgery. The actor discussed the accident on Monday’s episode of his “Armchair Expert” podcast. "I was passing six guys on Sonoma Raceway on a motorcycle and I was braking very, very hard — hard enough that the back wheel was off the ground for a good 100 yards," Shepard, 45, recalled. KRISTEN BELL SAYS DAX SHEPARD 'CRUSHED ALL THE BONES IN HIS HAND' -- AND WAS APPARENTLY AFRAID TO TELL HER He continued: "I was totally to blame. I thought I would be able to slide in between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn't go anywhere." The “Parenthood” actor revealed he “went over the handlebars” after he nicked the bumper of another vehicle and “landed pretty...
    Below Deck Mediterranean star Christine “Bugsy,” Drake shared her thoughts on the infamous Las Vegas themed dinner that brought co-star Hindrigo “KiKo” Lorran to tears. The chief stewardess told The Daily Dish that she holds the chef in high regard and believes that Hannah Ferrier played a part in the disastrous meal. Bugsy arrived in the middle of the season after Lara Flumiani quit. The South African, who is currently working on a yacht in the Bahamas, believes that Hannah might have tainted the opinion of her to some crew members, including Jessica More and KiKo. Hannah and Bugsy worked together on Season 2 of the yachting reality show and did not always see eye-to-eye. Eventually, Bugsy confronted Hannah for her poor performance. The stewardess called KiKo the “loveliest human being” that she had “ever met.” Bugsy then revealed that it “broke her heart” to see him so upset during...
    President Donald Trump's aide Stephen Miller's maternal grandmother died of the 'late effects' of COVID-19, his uncle revealed, blasting the Trump administration for mishandling the pandemic.  Mother Jones first published the blockbuster allegations and the White House's response: that 97-year-old Ruth Glosser was not killed by COVID-19 and rather 'died peacefully in her sleep from old age.'  Miller's uncle David Glosser, a Trump critic who has been estranged from his nephew since the 2016 election, painted a different picture of Glosser's demise and gave Mother Jones a copy of her death certificate that says 'respiratory arrest' due to 'COVID-19' killed her.   White House aide Stephen Miller's grandmother died of the 'late effects' of COVID-19 his uncle revealed David Glosser, Miller's uncle on his mom's side, took to Facebook to report that his mother and Miller's grandmother had died of COVID-19 on the Fourth of July. Glosser then showed Mother...
    Coronavirus survivors have revealed how they are suffering extensive hair loss triggered by coronavirus.  Among them is Grace Dudley, 30, a mother of one from Romford, Essex, who spent almost a fortnight in hospital after contracting Covid-19 from her father, who later died of multiple organ failure caused by the virus. More than a month after she was discharged, Grace, a make-up artist, began to notice her hair falling out in large clumps, seemingly without reason. 'I woke up and noticed it was on my pillow and thought, "that's not good",' she said in an interview with FEMAIL. 'Every time I brushed my hair it was falling out and it's still happening. I've lost about 55 per cent of my hair every day and I'm losing more.'  Grace was told by an expert that her hair loss was linked to Covid-19. According to Grace, the trichologist said the severe hair...
    Conducting over two dozen interviews with senior administration and public health officials, and consulting a cache of previously unavailable documents, the New York Times has uncovered what now seems obvious to everyone except perhaps Trump’s dwindling and ignorant base of supporters: the Trump administration deliberately sought to shift blame for its botched handling of the Covid-19 pandemic to the states, in what the Times authors aptly characterize as a “catastrophic policy blunder” and “one of the greatest failures of presidential leadership in generations.” A team in the White House led by President Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, met daily on the crisis, but the ultimate goal was shifting responsibility. “They referred to this as ‘state authority handoff,’ and it was at once a catastrophic policy blunder and an attempt to escape blame for a crisis that had engulfed the country — perhaps one of the greatest failures of presidential leadership in generations,” write...
    On the heels of the shooting death of a black 16-year-old male at Seattle's infamous autonomous zone — the Capitol Hill Organized Protest — radical leftist councilwoman Kshama Sawant is refusing to blame CHOP for the latest killing there. No, for Sawant — a card-carrying socialist — the fault, of course, lies with capitalism. "While we await details of this tragic killing, it highlights capitalism's brutality & endemic violence," Sawant tweeted. "Our movement rejects insinuations & falsehoods perpetuated by corporate & conservative media that this violence is outcome of CHOP or of our movement." That statement was a follow-up to her tweet saying, "Deepest condolences from Socialist Alternative and my Council office to the family and friends and fellow activists of the community member who was tragically killed in the drive-by shooting at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP)." What else do...
    She wasn’t limber enough to limbo. That’s the claim a Long Island party boat is making after getting sued for $2 million by a Connecticut woman who said she slipped on a puddle and broke her ankle aboard the ship. Not so, says Party Boat Central of Freeport, which claims Taylor Ann DeMarco got hurt dancing the limbo — and that she was too short and too overweight to attempt the move while on the Miss Freeport V vessel in 2018. “Ms. DeMarco is 5-foot-2 and weighed approximately 250 pounds at the time,” the operator claimed in a filing June 19 in Brooklyn Federal court. Her alleged injuries, including torn knee ligaments, occurred as she bent back to boogie under a belt, Party Boat says in court papers. “The vessel was underway on its way back to the dock when Ms. DeMarco decided to attempt the limbo dance under a...
    Bubba Wallace is, in his own words, “pissed off.” And he should be. The 26-year-old NASCAR Cup Series driver in a Tuesday night CNN interview admitted he was spending too much time on social media, where strangers were blaming him for what was a misunderstanding on the part of his own Richard Petty Motorsports race team and NASCAR. Wallace’s anger is not directed at those who reported and escalated the presence of a noose in his Talladega Superspeedway garage stall Sunday, an incident both the FBI and NASCAR investigated and determined that no hate crime was committed against the sport’s only Black driver. The noose, formed at the bottom of a pull rope attached to the garage door, had been in place since as early as last fall, the FBI said.  Instead, Wallace’s anger is directed at those who are attacking his character. “You get backlash every day,” Wallace said on...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci (pictured) switching to a face mask supporting the Washington Nationals may have been the day's highlight. Throughout the day on Tuesday, a quartet of health officials testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Appearing in the socially distanced room are Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn. Most of the questions put forward by the committee were on topic and interesting—including discussion of possible therapies remaining in the pipeline, Fauci’s predictions on the availability of a vaccine, and advice to states facing a sharp growth in cases.  But there were also some oddball moments. More than one Republican made a point of bracketing their comments with some Trump-pleasing quotes about the “Chinese communist party” and how much they may be to blame...
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    The following is satirical. Americans all across this great land from Third Avenue in Manhattan all the way to Seventh Avenue are outraged by the comments of conservative pastors who say the nation’s recent problems are a punishment for sin. In the New York Times, a former newspaper, Editor-in-Chief Blithering Prevarication the Third published a tirade on the op-ed page, or as it’s sometimes called Knucklehead Row. Mr. Third wrote: “It is absolutely disgusting that conservative preachers with laughably thin necks and narrow faces are blaming sinfulness for everything from the Absolutely Not Chinese Virus to the recent mostly peaceful riots to the fact that the moon has turned to blood to the frogs raining down on my Park Avenue Townhouse and the swarm of locusts that descended on our garden devouring over $75,000 worth of transplanted saffron crocuses which Buffy, my fourth wife, and I had been hoping to...
    Donald Trump wants to pretend the coronavirus is in the rearview mirror, but reports over the weekend suggested that instead the U.S. is witnessing a resurgence of the virus after weeks of decline. Twenty-one states have seen an increase of new cases in recent days. Most of the spikes are in Republican-controlled states like Texas, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, where governors curried favor with Trump by lifting restrictions long before meeting even some of the criteria recommended by public health officials. On Sunday, the death toll from the virus, now at 118,000, surpassed the number of American lives lost in World War I. In response to this surge, Americans living in our polarized political culture are pointing the finger at each other. Conservatives are opportunistically blaming the anti-racism protests spreading across both big urban areas and small towns. Liberals, on the other hand, are casting a gimlet eye on Americans who have crowded into outdoor spaces at bars and restaurants in states that have allowed those establishments to reopen....
    An internal CIA report on what is believed to be one of the largest leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence found that lax internal security was partly to blame. A redacted and incomplete copy of the report, given to the Washington Post by the office of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), concluded that the 2016 theft of hacking tools from the CIA was linked to the agency’s prioritization of “building cyber weapons at the expense of securing their own systems.” The documents detailing the CIA’s hacking tools, allegedly stolen by a former agency employee, came to be known as “Vault 7” after being published by anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. The group behind the 2017 report, referred to as the CIA WikiLeaks Task Force, stated that security practices were so insufficient that the agency likely would have never known about the theft had it not become public. “Had the data been stolen...
    Dawson, who is black, answered, "That is not the opinion of leading medical experts in this country." The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus released a statement Thursday responding to Huffman, noting, "Historically, the world 'colored' is associated with segregation and Jim Crow laws and is almost universally considered offensive in 2020. "Additionally, the unfounded idea that 'Black people are dirty' has long been used as a racist stereotype in the United States to justify centuries of white superiority and Black oppression." The caucus' president, Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Howse, said in the statement: "The fact that a well-educated legislator, a Vice Chair of the Health Committee and a practicing medical doctor would, in a public setting, nonchalantly use such antiquated terminology paired with a hurtful, racist stereotype all in one breath reflects how unconscious this problem of racism is for too many." The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the black community disproportionately...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of the nebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of black people. The suit was filed on behalf of Andy Ngo, a writer at the online publication Quillette who is known for aggressively covering and video-recording demonstrators. “I am hoping that this marks a turning point, that militants belonging to a criminal movement can no longer depend on the anonymity … to get away with their crimes,” he said. TOP STORIES Gov. Ralph Northam to announce removal plans for Richmonds iconic Robert E. Lee statue Portland, Oregon: No more school resource officers after George Floyd death Louisville police stage own protest, walk out on mayor: They feel completely unsupported Ngo has drawn attention to...
    Amy Cooper acted reprehensibly. In a 911 call, she claimed, "there is a man, African-American, he has a bicycle helmet and he is recording me and threatening me and my dog." As it turns out, she was merely asked to leash her dog, in line with the policy of the Ramble at Central Park. The 57-year-old black man, Christian Cooper (unrelated), whom she falsely accused, captured the incident on video. The video went viral and Amy was the focus of mass social media outrage. The hashtags #CentralParkAmy and #FireHer were trending. Franklin Templeton, Amy's employer, did indeed fire her the next day. After watching the video, I, like the tens of millions of those who viewed the footage, was disturbed by Amy's conduct. My initial reaction was righteous satisfaction at her swift termination. But sometimes our first instincts about what constitutes a just response can lead us ethically astray. Was...
    President Trump and his allies blamed liberal mayors on Saturday for failing to quell demonstrations and riots in several cities sparked by a case of alleged police brutality. “How come all of these places that defend so poorly are run by Liberal Democrats?” the president tweeted Saturday. “Get tough and fight (and arrest the bad ones). Strength!” Mr. Trump said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey “will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton.” TOP STORIES Supreme Court rules 5-4 against challenge to California ban on religious services during lockdown Trump pulls U.S. out of World Health Organization, slaps penalties on China over Hong Kong action Joe Bidens racism a Democratic Party tradition Minneapolis has been the flash point this week for protests in dozens of. cities nationwide over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a...
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