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Ted Nugent furious about made-up claim that Obama named Al Sharpton ‘race czar’

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Ted Nugent apparently thinks President Barack Obama has named the Rev. Al Sharpton as his “race czar,” and he’s really, really angry about it.

“Constantly catching our breath following one blow to the guts after another has become the new American mantra, but nothing could have prepared us for the president’s recent appointment of what may very well be the worst racist in the world today – his Reverend Al ‘not so’ Sharpton,” Nugent says in a column published Thursday on World Net Daily. “Are you kidding me? This guy as some kind of race relations czar? Seriously?”

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Well, no. That’s not a serious claim.

The former rocker and current conservative firebrand has been referring to Sharpton as Obama’s “racist czar” since the president appointed an “Ebola czar” in October, which some critics saw as a nod toward communism.

Conservatives were outraged last month when Obama included Sharpton at a series of meetings with law enforcement officials and community activists following the grand jury announcement in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

However, it’s not entirely clear what “recent appointment” Nugent is referring to in his column.

“Al Gore is the expert on global warming, Michael ‘make stuff up as you go along’ Moore will film the documentary, and I will edit the Lawrence Welk box set as soon as I hone up on my harpsichord jams,” Nugent continues. “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Conservative bloggers and message board commenters have speculated, joked, and warned for years that Obama might create a “race czar” position, but he so far has not actually done so – and there do not appear to be any such recent claims posted on satirical news sites that are designed to look legitimate.

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Nugent, who has referred to the president as a “subhuman mongrel,” claims that race relations in 2008 were the “best they had been in 50 years,” while this year they had sunk to the “worst they have been in my lifetime.”

“In the world of the racist race-baiting industry, no one will ever let facts get in the way of their scam,” Nugent writes.


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Vanderbilt University kicker Sarah Fuller made collegiate American football history Saturday as the first woman to play in a "Power Five" contest in the Commodores' 41-0 loss to Missouri.

Fuller, goalkeeper for the school's Southeastern Conference champion women's soccer squad, was given the chance to play on the gridiron after Covid-19 testing left Vanderbilt without a kicker.

"I was really excited to step out on the field and do my thing," Fuller said.

Because Vanderbilt's offensive unit sputtered, her contribution was limited to a single play -- the second-half kickoff. She punched the ball to the Missouri 35-yard line, a tricky low offering compared to the usual deeper kicks, where the Tigers fell upon it.

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) attempted to have the courts block certification of the 2020 election results, but his effort was rejected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

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‘Another win for democracy’: Pennsylvania AG celebrates Trump’s latest loss in court

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Republican efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election continued to be rejected by judges on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro celebrated the ruling on Twitter.

"BREAKING: We just notched another win for democracy," Shapiro tweeted, with a red siren emoji.

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