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Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged former sex slave taunts her with poolside tweet

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 16:01

The imprisoned Ghislaine Maxwell was taunted by her alleged former sex slave Virginia Roberts Giuffre on Saturday night with a poolside selfie.

“Hey #GhislaneMaxwell just sitting outside, taking some time to de-stress after you & your lawyers shenanigans,” Giuffre wrote alongside the photo. “Like the view? If you didn’t abuse 1000’s of minors you would not be staring at your toilet as a piece of artwork.”

The New York Post reported that the tweet, which has since been deleted, included two photos. The first showed Giuffre lounging by the pool with a sunhat on, while the second showed glistening water under a bright blue sky. Giuffre has long claimed that Maxwell groomed her as a sex slave for the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was only 15 years-old.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested last month on six charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein, and sometimes participating in the abuse herself. She has been remanded to a prison in Brooklyn, New York until her trial, which is set to take place next July, after a judge deemed her to be a significant flight risk due to her immense wealth and international connections.

Giuffre has been outspoken about her disdain for Maxwell, who she describes as the “mastermind” behind Epstein’s operation.

“Jeffrey was a sick pedophile, but she was the mastermind,” Giuffre said. “Put it this way, Epstein was Pinocchio and she was Geppetto. She was pulling the strings, she had his money, he had her contacts – but Ghislaine was much more conniving and smart than Epstein ever was.”

In newly released court documents, Giuffre also accused Maxwell of having “constant” orgies with young girls on Epstein’s private island.

“The island was a place where orgies were a constant thing that took place. And again, it’s impossible to know how many,” Giuffre said. She went on to add that she saw Maxwell having sex with women all over the island, including by a pool, near the beachfront, in small huts and in Epstein’s cabana.

“One occasion stands out,” she said. “Models were — I think they were models — were flown in. There were orgies held outside by the pool.”

Giuffre continued by saying that the girls were “beautiful, tall, some were blonde, some were sandy brown.” She said they spoke in a European language that she thought was either Russian or Czechoslovakian.

“Ghislaine, myself, Jeffrey, another girl in this blue, outdoor — I don’t know what you want to call it. Cabana, that … just a bed could fit in,” Giuffre recalled.

 

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Ellen DeGeneres to be replaced by James Corden on her show, new reports claim

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 15:59

Shocking new reports are coming in that indicate that Ellen DeGeneres is about to be fired and replaced on her daytime talk show by late night television host James Corden.

The Sun reported that Corden may be replacing DeGeneres after dozens of current and former employees came forward to accuse her of turning a blind eye to racism, intimidation, and sexual harassment on the set of her eponymous talk show. Insiders with NBC have said that Corden, 41, was seen as “the long term successor” to DeGeneres long before this scandal hit.

A source said that NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy is a “huge fan of James” and has him “‘high on his wanted list for talent and a long term replacement for Ellen.”

“This issue has fast tracked everything and made everyone look at the future today,” the insider said. “James Corden was being eyed for Ellen’s job in the long term before any of this came to light. Now this shocking new development places a spotlight on the next step.”

“James and his team have been trailblazers in modern TV, taking the once considered graveyard chat show slot into a cutting edge format with huge online, social media and global recognition,” the source continued. “In five years he went from unknown to A-list star and creative. Currently his CBS deal is only contracted until 2022 after he turned down a five year deal.”

“Paul is a huge fan of what James does on screen. He already has a huge devoted audience, global appeal and is loved by Hollywood,” the insider concluded. “Replacing Ellen was always going to be a tough challenge, but he is a natural fit and easy transition. James would freshen up daytime and with a free hand would be allowed to build a new afternoon era.”

This comes days after it was reported that DeGeneres has “had enough” and wants to quit.

“She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,” an insider at Telepictures told Daily Mail. “The truth is she knew what was going on, it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame.”

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Dash-cam footage reveals critical details in police shooting in North Carolina

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 15:35

Last week police officers shot and killed an armed black male suspect who was standing on the side of the road in Roxboro, NC.  Following the incident, an uproar ensued in the community, wrongly assuming that the individual had been unfairly targeted and shot by police officers because of his skin color.

While this narrative was sparked months ago in Minneapolis and ignited a nationwide debate after the death of George Floyd, with violence remaining a problem in minority communities and urban centers, there is simply no data that proves police officers target and/or kill more black individuals than white.  In fact, data from the FBI and other criminal justice sources indicate quite the opposite.

Still, any time such a tragic outcome occurs, there are immediately calls for the officers’ heads because they are allegedly racist and shot an “innocent” man.

Such was the case in North Carolina following the death of David Brooks Jr.

Brooks was found by police near a Dollar General store, brandishing a weapon in the open. Moments later he was dead on the side of the road.

Shortly after, family members lashed out at the police with comments like:

“He walked the road every day. He don’t bother anybody. He don’t start no trouble or nothing… He probably had one of those guns he had on his chest. It was visible. He wouldn’t hurt nobody, though.”

“You shoot my cousin in the street like a dog. We want justice… We are not going to stop until we get justice for David Brooks because he never hurt anybody.”

The Internet was ablaze as well, with false claims that Brooks was shot “multiple times in the back,” that he was “chased down” by police and several other emotional cries for justice based on either a lack of details or, worse yet, fabricated stories to paint the police in a bad picture and further drive a wedge between law enforcement and the black community at a time where tension is at an all-time high.

However, as is often the case, people jump to conclusions and incite rage in the community over a completely inaccurate picture of what happened.

First and foremost, this individual, regardless of color, should not have been walking with a sawed-off shotgun on the side of the road if he didn’t want attention from local authorities.

Secondly, and most importantly, there was no chasing down or shooting the individual multiple times. As clearly seen on the dash-cam, he raises his weapon at the officers, placing them and innocent bystanders in immediate danger. The threat was put down in one shot, not multiple per the false reports online.

You can see the footage here; however, be warned it is graphic. It is important though that when law enforcement officers are acting in accordance with rules and regulations, which is the case the vast majority of the time, that we defend them from the mob. Likewise, if someone is out of line, they must face the consequences. In this case, it is pretty simple to see what happened, as tragic as it is:

This piece was written by Drew Berquist on August 2, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Pro-Trump actress Kirstie Alley makes one of the best and most obvious points about dangers of mail-in voting 

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 01:21

Democrats are bending over backward trying to make the case that mail-in voting is perfectly safe and great.

First off, we don’t need mail-in voting. If Democrats’ precious masks work so great, everyone will be safe and sound at the voting booth, right?

I mean, let’s face it: If I can stand in line at germ-filled Sam’s Club with eight zillion people for 30 minutes, I can certainly stand in line to vote.

Besides that obvious fact, mail-in voting is a scam just waiting to happen, which is why the Democrats are pushing for it. They know they have a candidate who is one sneeze away from Alzheimer’s for whom most people will not go stand in line to vote.

Mail-in voting is their only hope—easy to rig and it might pull them a few extra legit votes to boot.

But you can’t trust this process, and pro-Trump actress Kirstie Alley brought up a great point to which every single person can relate.

Kirstie points out that at her home now, she still gets mail for the previous owners who lived there 16 years ago.

That has happened to me too—who hasn’t experienced this at one time or another? So you can imagine how many “extra” ballots people will be receiving all over the country. It will be an absolute sh*t show.

Here’s what Kirstie said: “I still receive mail from the previous owners from 16 years ago! One is dead ,the other lives in a different state. Presidential voting should be by legal absentee ballots or in person with ID & proof of citizenship. Why is this so HARD to comprehend? Rhetorical question.”

I still receive mail from the previous owners from 16 years ago! One is dead ,the other lives in a different state. Presidential voting should be by legal absentee ballots or in person with ID & proof of citizenship. Why is this so HARD to comprehend? Rhetorical question

— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) August 1, 2020

It’s funny, because, during John Lewis’s funeral, Barack Obama told a room full of people that “rooms full of people” are not safe, and that’s why we need mail-in voting.

That doesn’t jibe.

If we can go to grocery stores, and work, and all of these people can gather and “protest” or “riot,” then decent and responsible Americans can get out of their houses and go vote for president of the United States of America.

As Kirstie asks, “Why is this so HARD to comprehend?”

Well, the reason why, Kirstie, is because the Democrats are desperate to win and will do anything —including cheating— to make it happen.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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WATCH: NJ gym owners defy governor’s orders again, kick down barriers covering their door upon release from jail

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:28

Americans have had enough of the double standard being set by Democrats with the ongoing shutdown.

We’re sitting here watching a nonstop parade of protests and rioting, that nobody is trying to stop (except Trump and Republicans), yet, decent, law-abiding Americans are told they can’t go to church and they can’t reopen their businesses.

It’s obvious beyond belief that this is all political and people have had enough.

Just like these gym owners in New Jersey.

The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, were arrested (again) on Monday for reopening their gym in spite of Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy’s lockdown order.

But Governor Murphy’s victory was short-lived. The gym owners came back with a vengeance.

On Saturday, just after the owners were released from jail, they went to their gym and kicked down the barriers in front of their doors.

You can watch the video below:

Just happened: Owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, closed by the state in dispute over pandemic regulations, kick in the front door to re-open pic.twitter.com/Lqx2H4gCFB

— jim walsh (@jimwalsh_cp) August 1, 2020

The locals are thrilled that the gym owners are fighting back.

From the local Inquirer:

Around 8 a.m. Saturday, Smith and Trumbetti kicked and forced in the boards as supporters and gym members cheered them on, then replaced the doors on their hinges.

Several dozen people watched from the parking lot, many waving American flags and listening to patriotic music blasting from speakers in front of the gym.

Several attendees had traveled from other parts of New Jersey, and some waved anti-Murphy signs or wore pro-Trump accessories.

However, Smith and Trumbetti did not reopen without first ensuring that members would be safe.

This piece was written by Missy Crane on August 1, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Angry Democrat Woman Calls for Boycott of New York Pizza Establishment For Flying Trump Flag, The Plan Backfires

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 21:08

Generally speaking, rational people are able to make determinations about individuals, businesses, churches and so forth and then either support them, or turn their head and go a separate direction if something rubs them the wrong way.

For example, you don’t have to watch films that have overly political actors who get under your skin with their comments off camera.

You don’t have to eat a restaurants that wade into political conversations.

For instance, we had one here locally that was found spitting in food that was to be served to law enforcement officers.  People who were ardent in their support of police simply chose to forgo the local hotspot and give someone else an opportunity to win their business.

So when stories, like what I am about to tell you happen, I am always blown away by the childish behavior that we see in our nation’s adults.

An easily offended woman went to pick up pizzas at Patio Pizza in St. James, New York (Long Island) last week and was quickly triggered by a Trump 2020 flag hanging on the establishment.

The owner, Guy Caligiuri, later spoke to the press about her actions after the incident.  He described her behavior and stated that she threatened to “cancel” Patio Pizza for their support of President Trump.

“She didn’t like it. She said you just lost a customer and I’m an administrator of a social mom’s local page and I’m going to post this on and I’m going to put you out of business,” Caligiuri told News12 Long Island.

How these people simply cannot tolerate opposing views and values is still beyond me, but nothing is more enraging than the new national phenomena of “cancel culture.”

Again, just go to another pizza place if you are so offended, but trying to “put a place out of business” and ruin people’s livelihood for having different views is reprehensible.

But this is 2020, so she lived up to her angry promise and posted derogatory comments about the restaurant and Caligiuri online, calling for a boycott.

However, while businesses frequently cave or do face steep consequences from the online hate, this story went a different direction.

After seeing the calls for a boycott and the reasoning behind it, Patio Pizza was flooded with patriotic, Trump supporting customers who overwhelmed the business with support.

President Trump even tweeted out to support the restaurant, saying “Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varenyco”

Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varneyco

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020

 

It’s great to see this angry mob be shut down every once in awhile and see good Americans survive the calls for their demise, simply because they support a different candidate or set of values.

You lost this time Karen. Let’s keep up the support for Patio Pizza and other victims of this online shaming.

This piece was written by Drew Berquist on August 1, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Catholic bishop shuts down AOC after she disrespects Catholic saint who sacrificed his life to serve people with leprosy

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 20:42

A Catholic bishop just fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after she disparaged a legendary Catholic saint.

Ocasio-Cortez was slamming various statues at the U.S. Capitol that she claims represent “colonizers and settlers” when she called out St. Damien of Molokai as an example of “white supremacist culture.” She said in part, according to The Blaze:

Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else. Check out Hawaii’s statue.

It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien. This isn’t to litigate each and every individual statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to deify in our nation’s Capitol: virtually all men, all white, and mostly both. This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like! It’s not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture & how it impacts the present day.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were odd given the fact that Damien was a 19th century priest from Belgium who gave his life to care for people suffering from leprosy in Hawaii, as he eventually died of the disease himself.

Los Angeles-based bishop Robert Barron fired back at Ocasio-Cortez by calling her comments “so crazy and outrageous.”

“To associate this man, in any way, with colonialism or white supremacy is so ridiculous and insulting, and it shows the superficiality and the simplistic quality of these sort of woke categories,” Barron said. “I can’t help but think: Of all the people that could have been singled out … what is it with this attack on Catholic saints?!”

He went on to point out that a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, is still in the U.S. Capitol, yet she chose to single out Damien instead.

“It’s time to get beyond these simplistic categories,” Barron added.

In defense of St. Damien of Molokai: Part 2 pic.twitter.com/YYIFZU2DV4

— Bishop Robert Barron (@BishopBarron) July 31, 2020

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Ellen DeGeneres’ executive producer addresses rumor that show has been cancelled

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 19:52

Earlier today, we reported that Ellen DeGeneres was considering quitting and ending her talk show for good after reports of sexual misconduct among staffers behind the scenes came to light. Now, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” executive producer Andy Lassner is breaking his silence to address these rumors head-on.

US Magazine reported that Lassner took to Twitter to shoot down claims that the show is being cancelled. The 53-year-old producer posted a meme that read, “Me: I really think 2020 is gonna turn around and start getting better. 2020: Lol, I’m gonna make your bed the epicenter.”

One fan responded to this with a message of encouragement despite the claims that have been made about the show.

“I seriously wish you well,” the fan tweeted. “If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations (I, personally, have stopped watching), I hope you find employment quickly.”

“Nobody is going off the air,” Lassner replied.

This comes after numerous current and former staffers spoke out to claim that there is a culture of racism and intimidation behind the scenes of the popular talk show. This directly goes against DeGeneres’ mantra of telling people to “be kind” to one another, something she says at the end of every episode.

“That ‘be kind’ bulls–t only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show,” one former staffer said. “I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show.”

DeGeneres apologized to her staffers in a lengthy letter on Thursday.

“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness—no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote. “Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”

However, the backlash only got worse after the letter was sent, as claims of sexual misconduct came to light. Now, sources are saying that employees are terrified about the future of the show.

“Staffers are texting and calling each other freaking out as they fear Ellen will quit or that the show will be cancelled,” the insider said. “The show feels done. It’s going to be very hard to turn this around.”

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Only NBA player to stand for the national anthem reveals why he refuses to take a knee

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 18:07

In the week since the NBA resumed games, only one player has stood for the national anthem and refused to kneel. Now, that player is speaking out to reveal exactly why he decided to stand.

During a press conference on Friday, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic was confronted by a reporter for not kneeling during “The Star Spangled Banner.” The reporter then asked Isaac if he believes black lives matter, despite the fact that the player is black.

“Absolutely,” Isaac replied. “I believe that black lives matter. A lot went into my decision and part of it is, first off, it’s my thought that kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt don’t go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives.”

“I think when you look around, racism isn’t the only thing that plagues our society. That plagues our nation, that plagues our world,” he added. “I feel like coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues us in society I feel like the answer to it is the Gospel.”

Not stopping there, CNN reported that Isaac went on to reiterate:

“For me Black lives are supported through the Gospel. All lives are supported through the Gospel. We all have things that we do wrong and sometimes it gets to a place that we’re pointing fingers at whose wrong is worst. Or whose wrong is seen, so I feel like the Bible tells us that we all fall short of God’s glory. That will help bring us closer together and get past skin color, and get past anything that’s on the surface and doesn’t really get into the hearts of men and women.”

He then dove into politics in the United States, saying, “I feel like a lot of people have a stake in it with the flag, a lot of people have a stake in it for the president, I think a lot of people have a stake in it with hating the flag or not hating it or hating the president or whatever.”

“I’m black…I’m not for racism and I don’t think that me not kneeling before the game and wearing a t-shirt makes me mean that at all,” Isaac concluded.

The Orlando Magic made no mention of Isaac standing, instead releasing a statement of support for the players who kneeled during the anthem “to send a powerful message condemning bigotry, racial injustice and the unwarranted use of violence by police, especially against people of color.”

Magic head coach Steve Clifford, however, said that “himself, the players and the franchise support Jonathan Isaac’s decision to stand during the anthem and not kneel,” according to BleacherReport.

He added that Magic guard Evan Fournier said of Isaac’s move, “That’s his choice and he doesn’t need to [explain].”

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Prince Andrew reportedly had ‘an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls,’ Ghislaine Maxwell court affidavits allege

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:17

Prince Andrew allegedly had an orgy with underaged girls on the private island of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to newly-unsealed Ghislaine Maxwell court documents.

The Sun reported that these claims were made against Andrew last year by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has long alleged that she was forced to have sex with the British royal when she was an underage 17-year-old.

Giuffre claimed that she was 18 years old when she had sex with Andrew for the third time in what she alleges was an orgy with eight other young girls on Epstein’s Little St. James island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Epstein, Andy, approximately eight other young girls and I had sex together,” Giuffre testified. The newly unsealed court documents blatantly say that Andrew had “an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls.”

The court papers were part of a defamation case between Giuffre and Maxwell. When the 58-year-old British socialite was asked what Andrew knew about Epstein, she replied, “He would know a lot of the truth.”

“Again, I don’t know how much he would be able to help you with, but seeing he’s in a lot of trouble himself these days, I think he might, so I think he may be valuable,” Maxwell added.

The court documents accuse Andrew of being the “powerful individual” that Epstein’s “sex slave” Giuffre was forced to have sex with. Epstein allegedly told Giuffre when she was just a teenager “to give the Prince whatever he demanded.” He then “required [her] to report back to him on the details of the sexual abuse.”

The court papers explain that Epstein did this with other powerful figures to “ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.”

Giuffre also accused Maxwell of having constant “girl on girl” orgies with young women. She alleged that Maxwell had sex with underage girls all over Epstein’s island, “virtually every day” she was around her, describing the socialite as having “very large natural breasts.”

Maxwell was arrested last month on six charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein. She has been remanded to prison until her trial next July after a judge deemed her to be a significant flight risk given her immense wealth and international connections.

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Ellen DeGeneres reportedly ‘is telling show executives she’s had enough’ and wants to quit

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:13

Recently, we reported that things had gotten even worse for talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in the wake of former staffers accusing higher-ups on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” of sexual harassment. Now, reports are coming in indicating that DeGeneres has “had enough” and wants to quit.

“She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,” an insider at Telepictures told Daily Mail.

“The truth is she knew what was going on, it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame.”

This comes after staffers on DeGeneres’ show slammed her for trying to shift blame to executive producers in an apology memo sent to employees this week.

“Don’t think for a minute anything she has said in that apology means anything. She created and then enabled this toxic culture to go on for so long,” said one staffer who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“If anyone had come to her or those three vile [executive producers] to complain, they would’ve been fired.”

The Telepictures source said that executives there are getting tired of DeGeneres as well.

“Inside Telepictures we’ve had enough of her. She is a phony who does not practice what she preaches,” the Telepictures source said.

“The behavior of her show executives has been appalling, but [Ellen] is no better. In fact, she is the worst. It’s outrageous that she is trying to pretend that this is all a shock to her. The fish rots from the head, and Ellen is the head.”

The insider added that DeGeneres “hates coming to work” and “struggles to be nice to people and has utter contempt for her audience.”

“She has been phoning it in for so long, and only staying for the money and celebrity it affords her,” they said. “We’ve dealt with her BS for so many years, she’s not innocent at all, she’s not nice and the show is not filled with happiness.”

Another source said that the backlash against DeGeneres has become so great that it might be time to end the show for good.

“At this point, there’s really no way to save the show from this PR nightmare, so Ellen leaving may be the only way for this entire mess to go away,” the insider said. “While it is our most profitable show in daytime, we no longer make the money we used to make from the show, as we have to pay her tens of millions of dollars per year to show up.”

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Bette Midler blames Trump for death of Herman Cain: ‘Everyone knows it’s your fault’

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 12:27

The radically leftwing actress and singer Bette Midler just stooped to a new low when she blamed President Donald Trump for the death of conservative firebrand Herman Cain, who passed away earlier this week due to complications from coronavirus.

“Donnie, you silly man! You said your friend Herman Cain died of the ‘China Virus,’” Midler tweeted. “Listen, I’m no Chinacologist, but they’re not the ones who held a flop rally in Tulsa where attendees skipped masks. Everyone knows it’s your fault. Maybe soon we’ll call it the Resigner Virus!”

Donnie, you silly man! You said your friend Herman Cain died of the “China Virus.” Listen, I’m no Chinacologist, but they’re not the ones who held a flop rally in Tulsa where attendees skipped masks. Everyone knows it’s your fault. Maybe soon we’ll call it the Resigner Virus!

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 31, 2020

Midler posted this on Twitter just one day after Cain died at the age of 74, from complications of COVID-19. Weeks before Cain’s death, he was photographed not wearing a mask while attending President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Trump was clearly hit hard by Cain’s death, as he considered him to be a close personal friend.

“My friend Herman Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning. Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me,” Trump tweeted. “He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend. I just got off the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!”

…the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/GNUf5jHjX0

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020

Though Midler’s tweet was classless, it was not a surprise coming from her, as she frequently hurls vile attacks at Trump on her Twitter page. Earlier this week, she called Trump a “murderer,” blaming American coronavirus deaths solely on him.

“via @NYTimes: One of the saddest documents you will ever read. #DonaldJTrump is a murderer,” she tweeted. “Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying.”

via @NYTimes: One of the saddest documents you will ever read. #DonaldJTrump is a murderer. Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying. https://t.co/sq5o3Hp2wQ

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 19, 2020

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Nancy Pelosi trashes Dr. Birx in private White House meeting

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 12:25

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly blasted Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday night during a private meeting with White House officials, going so far as to call the coronavirus task force coordinator “horrible” and “the worst.”

Pelosi complained about Birx to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during negotiations about more aid for COVID-19, according to Politico.

“Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” Pelosi said as she accused the doctor of spreading false information about the pandemic.

Pelosi then praised Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert on the coronavirus task force, claiming that he “Came to his senses, and is now a hero.”

This comes weeks after a negative New York Times report came out about Birx, portraying her as someone who just wanted to give President Donald Trump good news about the pandemic.

“A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing,” the report stated.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at the Times by defending Birx as an “extraordinary doctor,” calling the report an “appalling” story.

“I have not seen anyone poring over data the way Dr. Birx has and the attack on her was frankly appalling and egregious and The New York Times should be very ashamed of themselves,” McEnany said.

Birx was the Unites States’ global AIDS coordinator under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and she was tapped to join the coronavirus task force back in February with Dr. Fauci, who was her mentor. Hours before Pelosi attacked her, Birx called for officials to put a mask mandate in place.

“We believe if the governors and mayors of every locality right now would mandate masks for their communities and every American would wear a mask and socially distance and not congregate in large settings where you can’t socially distance or wear a mask, that we can really get control of this virus and drive down cases, as Arizona has done,” she said, according to The Hill.

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Dr. Fauci admits ‘I don’t think we need to go to lockdown again’

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:59

On Thursday, White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a CNN town hall that he doesn’t think “we need to go to lockdown again and shelter in place.”

“I don’t think we need to go to lockdown again and shelter in place,” Fauci said. “There are situations, as I’ve mentioned to you before, in multiple interviews, where, when they were trying to open up a state or a city, that there were certain guidelines that were skipped over.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US does not need to “go to lockdown” if people can do these five things:

1. Wear a mask
2. Keep physical distance
3. Avoid bars or close bars if you can
4. Keep away from crowds
5. Maintain hand hygiene#CNNTownHall https://t.co/4Md7DmpjAG pic.twitter.com/H5XNX3MVZ5

— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 31, 2020

Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t think we need to go all the way back to lockdown’

“Maybe you’re in a phase two, and you need to pause and maybe go back to phase one,” Fauci continued. “That’s entirely conceivable and may be recommended. I don’t think we need to go all the way back to lockdown.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci defended himself, saying he is "not misleading the American public under any circumstances" after President Trump retweeted messages criticizing the nation's top disease expert. "I just will continue to do my job no matter what comes out" https://t.co/NLC9lSMdD0

— CNN (@CNN) July 29, 2020

Fauci’s guidelines

“And the reason I say that is that we’re learning more and more,” he went on. “If you do five fundamental principles, in any situation, one, wear a mask all the time, consistently, when you’re outside, and can be exposed.”

Fauci said, “Number two, keep physical distance. Number three, avoid bars or close bars if you can. Keep away from crowds, big congregations, and maintain hand hygiene.”

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s “optimistic” about the claim from the head of Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine program, that a coronavirus vaccine could be 90% effective.

“We all hope it’s going to be that way.” #CNNTownHall https://t.co/pwsEB61eOY pic.twitter.com/WjmmkXh59Y

— CNN (@CNN) July 31, 2020

‘And we know when you do that, and states that have done that, they’ve actually flattened the surging curve and are starting to come down’

“Those are five not rocket science things that one can do,” the doctor added. “And we know when you do that, and states that have done that, they’ve actually flattened the surging curve and are starting to come down.”

“So, bottom line, right now, I don’t think we need to go to lockdown,” Fauci concluded.

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show is slapped with sexual misconduct claims

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:45

Things just got a whole lot worse for talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Dozens of former staffers came forward to allege that top executives on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have been engaging in sexual misconduct with lower-level employees for years.

BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday that it spoke with 36 former employees of the talk show, and many of them corroborated incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault. One former staffer claimed that head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman requested a hand job and oral sex from him in a bathroom during a party back in 2013.

Another former employee allegedly saw Leman grab the penis of a production assistant, while a third person said she witnessed Leman grope a production assistant inside a vehicle and kiss his neck in May of 2017.

Multiple former staffers who had different levels of seniority with the show claimed that Leman often made sexually explicit comments in the office, including pointing out male workers’ bulges in their crotches, or asked them questions such as, “Are you a top or a bottom?”

“It’s masked in sarcasm, but it’s not sarcasm,” one ex-staffer said, with another adding, “He’d probably do it in front of 10 people and they’d laugh because ‘it’s just Kevin being Kevin,’ but if you’re in a position of power at a company, you don’t just get to touch me like that.”

Leman has fired back by denying “any kind of sexual impropriety.”

“I started at the Ellen Show as a PA more than 17 years ago and have devoted my career to work my way to the position I now hold,” he said in a statement. “While my job as head writer is to come up with jokes — and, during that process, we can occasionally push the envelope — I’m horrified that some of my attempts at humor may have caused offense.”

“I have always aimed to treat everyone on the staff with kindness, inclusivity and respect,” Leman continued. “In my whole time on the show, to my knowledge, I’ve never had a single HR or inter-personal complaint made about me, and I am devastated beyond belief that this kind of malicious and misleading article could be published.”

DeGeneres herself also responded to these sexual misconduct claims by saying that she plans to “correct” the issues that are happening behind the scenes on her show.

“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t,” DeGeneres said in a statement. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

It’s been reported that the talk show’s executive producer Ed Glavin is going to be fired after five former staffers said that he “had a reputation for being handsy with women,” especially in the control room.

“You could definitely see the creep factor and the creepy touching. That was out in the open for everybody to see,” said one former staffer who alleged that Glavin often touched her inappropriately in the control room.

“Obviously, no one wants that and no one wants to be uncomfortably touched by someone…but you didn’t want to piss them off or you would be fired, so it was just that culture of fear,” she added.

A total of 47 former staffers accused Glavin of leading with intimidation and fear. He has yet to respond to the claims that have been made against him.

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Portland rioter arrested for arson after surveillance footage shows shirtless man with his last name tattooed across his back

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 20:15

Rioters in Portland, Seattle and every other Democrat-run city that is currently besieged by chaos continue to demonstrate just how childish and foolish they really are. Not only do they commit violent crimes and lash out against America —while bastardizing the freedoms that this country affords them— but they do so without any foresight.

Take for instance Edward Schinzing, 32, who broke into Portland’s police headquarters, destroyed property, and committed arson thinking he would get away without consequence—it is 2020, after all.

The problem is, like many rioters in Portland, he isn’t very smart. Schinzing chose to go shirtless that night and expose the giant tattoo across his upper back that literally spells out his last name, as if he was wearing a jersey.

Suspected Portland arsonist ID'd by tattoo of his name, feds says https://t.co/ThturLQpbQ pic.twitter.com/7gZ5DifaXt

— New York Post (@nypost) July 29, 2020

Law enforcement officials had a much easier time identifying him thanks to his foolish choice in apparel, or lack thereof. Surveillance footage and a previous jail record/booking photo confirmed all they needed to know.

Prior to his arrest, Schinzing was on probation for domestic violence assault and had seven prior misdemeanor and two felony convictions.

The foolish rioter now faces federal arson charges, which were brought forward by the Department of Justice.  Schinzing and his cohorts broke into the Justice Center on May 29th.

U.S. Department of Justice/U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon

The date of the incident should remind readers that the violence and upheaval in Portland was ongoing long before federal agents were sent in to assist with protecting federal property. This is exactly what the agents do each night —protect the courthouse— not gas and chase down peaceful protesters as the mainstream media continues to claim. Even former President Barack Obama eschewed this false narrative today while speaking at the funeral of John Lewis.

This piece was written by Drew Berquist on July 30, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Susan Rice: Loss of over 150,000 American lives to COVID is on Donald Trump

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:39

Susan Rice, in an interview with the ladies of “The View,” blamed President Donald Trump for the lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic, claiming the previous administration had set him up for success.

That’s right – Rice, whose only notable accomplishment as Barack Obama’s former National Security Adviser was shirking responsibility for a terrorist attack – believes the President must shoulder the blame.

Co-host Sunny Hostin set Rice up with a perfect slow-pitch softball toss, making her line of questioning seem almost assuredly scripted and coordinated.

“Ambassador, I do want to talk to you then about the coronavirus because President Trump has said nobody could have predicted this pandemic,” she said before walking her through the answer.

“But the Obama administration did predict a pandemic and you personally tried to prepare the incoming administration for something just like this, leaving essentially a pandemic playbook that warned of this type of virus happening,” Hostin alleged.

“So who is really to blame for the abysmal response here and the death of 150,000 Americans?”

Rice Points the Finger

Rice smirked prior to answering as if to say “thanks for the setup.” And then she unloaded on President Trump.

“So the fault here, the tragic loss of 150,000 Americans and counting is on Donald Trump and his gross mishandling of this pandemic,” she claimed. “He said it would go away. He likened it to the flu.”

Nowhere did she mention Andrew Cuomo shoving elderly patients into nursing homes. Nowhere did she mention the Democrat impeachment hoax being conducted while the pandemic was hitting our shores.

She did not blame Nancy Pelosi who encouraged her constituents to tour Chinatown in late February because coronavirus fears were “unwarranted.”

She did not blame Bill de Blasio who told New York City residents to “get out on the town despite coronavirus.”

No, every misstep along the path of a historical pandemic was the President’s and the President’s alone.

Maybe he should have just blamed the whole thing on an obscure YouTube video.

Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice defends handling of 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack: “Eight congressional committees over the next four years investigated every aspect of Benghazi, and not one of them found that I had done anything wrong.” https://t.co/2ZuwuRK54s pic.twitter.com/EVKJ2c6URf

— The View (@TheView) July 29, 2020

Pandemic For Dummies

Rice, who is desperately angling for the Vice President role for Joe Biden’s campaign, claimed everybody knew the coronavirus pandemic was “inevitable.”

“We prepared the incoming administration with a ‘Pandemic for Dummies’ playbook and a tabletop exercise and so many other briefings,” she said.

The media have been anxiously pushing a narrative that the Trump administration ditched that playbook. The reality, according to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, is that the Obama pandemic response plan was inadequate.

“Some have erroneously suggested that the Trump administration threw out the pandemic response playbook left by the Obama-Biden administration,” McEnany told reporters. “What the critics failed to note, however, is that this thin packet of paper was replaced by two detailed, robust pandemic response reports commissioned by the Trump administration.”

Additionally, the Obama administration’s response to the swine flu epidemic in 2009 left the nation with a significant shortage of medical masks, something they never bothered to replenish.

Masks, of course, have been the key to fighting off the spread of this virus.

That year also saw Obama scrap the White House Health and Security Office, which worked on international health issues.

Aside from thinking Trump is the only man responsible for the pandemic, Susan Rice has made other wild claims, including the notion that citing the virus’ origin from China is “shameful” and “designed to stigmatize people of Asian descent.”

As House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz has said: “If lies were music, Susan Rice would be Mozart.”

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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Kayaker Recalls how he desperately tried to save woman killed by shark in Maine

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:47

On Monday, 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach was killed by a great white shark in Maine, the state’s first recorded death in this manner. Now, the kayaker who desperately tried to save her life has come forward to tell his story.

Holowach was swimming about 20 yards off Bailey Island with her daughter when the shark suddenly attacked her. At the time, Charlie Wemyss-Dunn was in his rental house nearby.

“My wife had been sitting outside at the time, she started screaming my name,” Wemyss-Dunn told “Good Morning America.”

“I initially thought someone was in distress out there,” he added.

Wemyss-Dunn sprinted out of the house, and he and his wife went right for their kayaks.

“We paddled out frantically to try and reach the poor woman who was lying immobile,” he recalled. “I wasn’t really sure what the situation was. My wife was sure because she had unfortunately seen the attack.”

The situation eventually became too much for Wemyss-Dunn’s wife, who had to go back to shore and trade places in the kayak with his mother. Finally, they reached Holowach, and it was immediately clear that something terrible had happened.

“We initially tried to keep her head out of the water with a paddle because we didn’t want her to drown,” Wemyss-Dunn said. “My mom held her hand and we gently pulled her in to the shore and waiting there were the neighbors who were able to take her arms and pull her up to the rocks.”

“It really wasn’t a heroic act,” he added. “We didn’t think of doing anything else. That was the only thing on our mind was to get out there and help as best we can. I’m just very upset we couldn’t do more.”

Holowach was pronounced dead at the scene as soon as police arrived. Her daughter was thankfully not injured in the attack.

“Our thoughts are with the family,” Wemyss-Dunn said. “The grieving process they must be going through is unimaginable.”

Shark attacks are incredibly rare in Maine, with this being the first recorded fatal one in the history of the state. Holowach was reportedly wearing a wetsuit at the time, and it is believed the shark mistook her for a seal.

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Jessica Simpson recalls confronting woman who sexually abused her as a child

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:45

The singer Jessica Simpson just spoke after recalling confronting the woman who sexually abused her as a child, and to explain how her new memoir “Open Book” helped her to heel.

In the book, which was released in February, the 40-year-old singer shocked her fans by revealing that she was sexually abused by the daughter of a family friend starting when she was only 6 years old. Simpson explained that she shared a bed with her abuser whenever the family friend would visit the home.

While appearing on Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s podcast “The Gift of Forgiveness,” Simpson talked about confronting her abuser, revealing that she even sent her a copy of her memoir.

“I would say about eight years ago I confronted her,” Simpson said, according to Fox News. “I went to her and I just said, ‘I know you know what was going on and I know that you were being abused’ because she was being abused by an older guy. Basically, he was always there at the house as well. He never touched me but he would abuse her and then she would come to me and do the stuff to me. In so many ways, I felt bad for her and I was allowing the abuse to happen.”

The singer remembered telling her abuser that she knew she had “a lot to deal with” and begged her that she “should probably talk to someone.” Simpson added that this was around the time that she divorced Nick Lachey, an experience that sent her “soul searching” and caused her to no longer want to “live in denial” about what happened.

“I was just in that place where I was celibate and on this journey to explore myself and I knew I couldn’t move forward without letting her know,” Simpson explained.

She also said that the abuser continued to remain in her life. “I even sent her the book and I told her that I hope it brings healing,” Simpson said.

The singer has revealed that the abuse ended six years after it began, when she told her parents about it.

“Right after that, they took action and I never had to go back,” she said.

These days, life is better than ever for Simpson, as she is married to former NFL star Eric Johnson. Together, they are parents to three children: daughters Maxwell Drew, 8, Birdie Mae, 1, and son, Ace Knute, 7.

“In terms of my marriage to Eric, I have never felt more myself or more free,” Simpson said earlier this year. “Eric and I have a true mind, body [and] soul connection.”

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Alyssa Milano claims NYPD is ‘Trump’s Gestapo’—It immediately backfires on her

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:27

Hollywood actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano just embarrassed herself once again when she posted a video of what she claimed looked like “Trump’s Gestapo kidnapping protesters.” It quickly came to light, however, that it was really just members of the New York Police Department arresting a suspect.

A panicked Milano took to Twitter on Tuesday to post a video that was allegedly recorded near East 25th Street and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan.

“CAN ANYONE CONFIRM WHATS GOING ON HERE?” Milano wrote. “It looks like #TrumpsGestapo kidnapping protestors. I’m sorry for putting out something that hasn’t been verified but this seems like it’s important to get out there.” (Warning: graphic language in the following footage.)

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM WHATS GOING ON HERE?

It looks like #TrumpsGestapo kidnapping protestors. I’m sorry for putting out something that hasn’t been verified but this seems like it’s important to get out there.

Manhattan: East 25th Street & 2nd Ave pic.twitter.com/EhfP2hjR2N

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 28, 2020

As you can see, the video clearly shows NYPD officers using their bicycles as barricades so that plainclothes officers can grab the suspect and put her in an unmarked van. The NYPD quickly debunked the claim being made by Milano, explaining what really happened here.

“In regard to a video on social media that took place at 2 Ave & 25 St, a woman taken into custody in an unmarked van was wanted for damaging police cameras during 5 separate criminal incidents in & around City Hall Park,” the NYPD tweeted. “The arresting officers were assaulted with rocks & bottles.”

In regard to a video on social media that took place at 2 Ave & 25 St, a woman taken into custody in an unmarked van was wanted for damaging police cameras during 5 separate criminal incidents in & around City Hall Park. The arresting officers were assaulted with rocks & bottles. pic.twitter.com/2jGD3DT3eV

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 29, 2020

Even radically liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio debunked this, saying that the NYPD arrested the woman and charged her with damaging police property.

NYC Mayor de Blasio says protester thrown in unmarked van by plainclothes officers was arrested for damaging police property: “This is not Portland … what you see on that video is NYPD officers. I think it was the wrong time and the wrong place to effectuate that arrest.” pic.twitter.com/LtKWQ5Tn26

— The Recount (@therecount) July 29, 2020

Despite all of this, Milano has yet to admit to or apologize for her knee-jerk nonsense, and she has also not deleted her tweet in which she claimed NYPD officers were “Trump’s Gestapo.” Instead, she is continuing to use her platform to vilify the police, not caring if there is any truth to the things she is posting.

This comes one week after Milano accused the police of “terrorizing the community” of Portland, Oregon, ignoring all the violence that is happening there.

“Police & federal agents are terrorizing the community, threatening lives, and attacking people simply for protesting police brutality,” she tweeted. “This is not law and order. This is lawlessness — it must be stopped. Trump’s lawlessness must end.”

3. Police & federal agents are terrorizing the community, threatening lives, and attacking people simply for protesting police brutality. This is not law and order. This is lawlessness — it must be stopped. Trump’s lawlessness must end.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 21, 2020

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