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A planned pickleball court in Wichita, Kansas, had to find a new home after noise complaints from the community, according to reports.
Pickleball has become an extremely popular topic, even taking over as a trend in New York.
In Wichita, the South Lakes Pickleball Complex became the latest example of the sprawling sport's potential overreach.
The Wichita Park and Recreation Department made the decision to move construction, according to KSN News' reporting.
"Some people had expressed concern that the noise from the complex would be irritating to neighbors," the report states. "Troy Houtman, Park and Recreation Department director, said a noise study showed that could happen."
“We wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing,” he said, according to the local report. “We started learning a little bit about pickleball and started reading a whole lot more about lawsuits across the country.”
“The pickleball actually makes a very loud noise coming off the paddle, and it’s been measured and researched and … it’s at a certain frequency where it (the sound) travels,” Houtman said, the report states.
KSN News also quoted Houtman as saying the new location will be "more than a thousand feet from any homes."
Donald Trump on Friday claimed Joe Biden was "cognitively impaired" and, in that same sentence, mistakenly said we are being led toward "World war II."
Trump was speaking at a prayer summit when he, in his concluding remarks, warned Americans away from following Biden into "World War II."
No, not World War III. He said World War two. That slip didn't go unnoticed by fellow Republicans, who drew attention to the purported irony of Trump making that misstatement.
The account for Republicans Against Trump, a group for "pro-democracy conservatives Republicans fighting Trump & Trumpism," said, "Donald Trump is warning America that 'Cognitively impaired' Biden will lead us into 'World War Two' if re-elected. You can’t make this sh-t up."
Former Republican Party chairman Michael Steele blasted the former president.
"Then there is this dumb-ss," he said Saturday. "'Cognitively impaired', alright. Y’all still buying his sh-t, huh?"
Former Republican media consultant Matthew Sheffield said that, "Trump gave a mumbling, slurred speech claiming he's concerned about 'cognitively impaired' presidents while also claiming he'd prevent 'World War 2.'"
"He did it all while speaking over relaxation music designed to lull his audience via fascistic ASMR. Yes, it is a cult."
"Donald Trump hasn't been able to deliver a grammatical sentence while speaking in at least 10 years," he wrote Saturday. "His brain is mush, [and] it's why his Christian fundamentalist base loves him so. Both have broken cognition."
Right-wing online personality Bill Mitchell, who once supported Trump before switching his support to Ron DeSantis, said on Saturday, "Did Donald Trump really just say he beat Obama and that Biden will lead us into World War TWO? I'm sorry Trump supporters, but your guy is experiencing significant mental decline. Time for a new generation of leaders."
Donald Trump on Saturday tested a new conspiracy theory about his former ally, Fox News.
Trump, who earlier in the day gloated about the acquittal on corruption charges of Texas AG Ken Paxton, later turned his attentions to polling and Fox News. Trump has recently been feuding with the news network, and even called Rupert Murdoch a "globalist."
This time, Trump says the network mishandled its own polling.
Trump's post focuses on a specific poll, and claims the network "paid a fortune for a BIG Poll, and then when the results came in, they showed backup information, but barely showed the Results," namely that he "was leading DeSanctimonious by almost 50 points, and beating Crooked Joe."
Trump then went on to try out a new conspiracy theory about it.
"Bret Baier put it up immediately, but then it all went 'dry.' Could it be possible that Fox talent was instructed not to use their own Poll?" Trump asked. "Anyway, you’ve all seen the results by now, and that of every other poll as well. DeSanctus is essentially over and done - Others also!"
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