Actor Samuel L. Jackson ripped Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over the weekend in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade, the landmark abortion ruling that established women’s right to lifesaving health care. “How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!” the star tweeted, referring to the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Thomas, who is married to a white woman, had indicated in an opinion concurring with the controversial decision to overturn women’s constitutional abortion right that the underpinning of the Roe v. Wade reversal put...
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According to a report from the Washington Post, a small group of die-hard conservatives and Donald Trump supporters who took part in the the so-called "People's Convoy" have yet to go home and have been living in their cars or vans for weeks, meeting each day and wondering why their movement didn't catch on.
The trucker convoy, also known as the "1776 Restoration Movement," was ostensibly organized to protest vaccine mandates, but gradually changed into a grab-bag protest against the policies of President Joe Biden which mostly dissipated as they were ignored and then was dogged by accusations about where donations were going.
In June, trucking industry website Freightwaves issued a special report stating that $1.8 million in donations had been taken in with no accountability about spending which had organizers pointing fingers at each other.
That report stated, "In the days prior to the convoy’s collapse, participants and supporters say they were asked to 'pass the hat' and chip in cash to pay the Hagerstown Speedway for allowing them to camp there and use the site as a staging area to launch its slow rolls and loops around the Washington Beltway."
On Sunday, the Post's Joe Heim reported some members have yet to leave.
"They were hoping that thousands or maybe even millions of other Americans would join their cause, Tom Fisher, 70, a retired state park ranger from Arizona said as he stood in the shade on a blistering hot Washington afternoon last week," he wrote. "Instead, there are about two dozen stalwarts who’ve camped out with American flag-draped cars and trucks since July 6 to demonstrate against what they say is America’s slow but sure abandonment of the Constitution and to call for a peaceful return 'to a constitutional Republic through the restoration of a moral society.'"
In an interview, Fisher admitted he is perplexed why the 1776 Restoration Movement faltered and collapsed.
“I’m disappointed. I thought once we occupied D.C., people would come out," he lamented.
As the report notes, "The response, instead, has been mostly indifference. As well as some heckling and trolling. And some criticism that 1776 Restoration Movement is just another group using a narrowly defined patriotism to grift for dollars and social media clout."
Attempting to put a positive spin on the collapse, Ohio truck driver and evangelical minister David Riddell, 57, who was one of the founders, claimed, "This is family. So far in this movement, I’ve baptized three of them in the Potomac, renewed the vows of another couple, celebrated the 57th wedding anniversary with another one. This is family.”
Riddell added, "Do I agree with what went on January 6? No, absolutely not. That’s not how we do things. Do we have a Second Amendment right to throw off a tyrannical government? Yes. That’s what the Constitution says. But do we have a moral right to do that at this time? The answer to that is a resounding no. You do not, because you don’t use violence until it is the absolute last resort.”
The Post report adds, "On Monday, the group’s protest permit expires. By then, the last of the 1776 Restoration Movement protesters will have packed up their signs and flags and camp chairs and coolers and retreated to Bunker Hill, where they plan to regroup, reorganize, reread the Constitution and prepare to return in early September to redress their grievances once more."
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Mike Lindell to stage 'trial of the machines' at election summit: 'Think of the movie The Terminator'
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed plans over the weekend to stage a trial where voting machines are the defendants.
While speaking with Steve Bannon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, Lindell explained that the "trial" would take place at his upcoming "Moment of Truth Summit" on election fraud later in August.
Lindell said he would "have the trial of the machines" on the second day of his summit.
"Hold it!" Bannon interrupted. "The trial of the machines!"
"The trial of the machines," Lindell repeated.
"You're going to put the machines on trial?" Bannon asked.
"Absolutely," Lindell agreed. "We're going to put them on trial."
The pillow executive warned the crowd that countries with electronic election systems never "vote out the machines."
"There's hacks all the time and, you know, we're getting into artificial intelligence and all this," Lindell opined. "Think of the movie 'The Terminator' with drones coming down. This is happening in Australia already."
Lindell said he was hopeful that his summit would rid the country of voting machines forever.
"The only way this doesn't work -- I have all the pieces -- is if the people don't watch it," he said.
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MSNBC panel laughs at Rick Scott's panicky 'I'm not the one doing it' excuse about 'lunatic' GOP candidates
The panel on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show" took great joy at watching Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) scrambling on Sunday morning to avoid responsibility for a slate of Republican U.S. Senate candidates who were generously described as "troublesome."
In the clip from CBS' "Face The Nation," host Margaret Brennan asked the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee about candidates like Georgia's Herschel Walker and Arizona's Blake Masters and their controversial comments.
"In a local radio interview in July, you talked a lot about your business as an executive and you said, 'we should start electing people that we would hire,'" the host began. " In Georgia, Herschel Walker, Republican Senate candidate has lied about the number of children he has, about his business dealings. His ex-wife said he held a gun to her head and said, 'I'm going to blow your effing brains out.' In Arizona, the candidate Blake Master called the Unabomber an underrated thinker. He said that al Qaeda doesn't actually pose substantial threat to Americans. I mean, I've got a list of candidates here who've had some and said some pretty troubling things. Would you hire these people to work for you?"
"Well, you'd go through each person and- but I'm not the one doing it," the Florida Republican protested. "It's the voters of those states who are doing it. The voters of those states are going to make a choice."
"You're trying to help Senate Republicans and lead them to victory. These are your candidates," the CBS host pressed.
"So, you know Margaret, as you remember, the voters in Arizona choose who they're gonna, they're gonna vote and what they're gonna choose, between Blake Master and Mr. Kelly," he replied. "Mark Kelly has voted to keep the border open. He has never voted for border security. He's voted for the tax increases. He's voted for cutting Medicare. You know, he's- he's voted with Chuck Schumer, and with Joe Biden basically 100% of time. Warnock has the same problem, and this election is going to be about Joe Biden. And so, this election is going to be about all the bad things that have happened- this- the fact that we're going into recession, the fact that, you know, inflation is 9%, the fact that gas prices are up $2. All these things, that's what people are looking at. There- there–"."
Following his sharing the clip, host Jonathan Capehart joined his panel in laughing before stating, "I mean, it is like, dude, Senator Scott, his whole job is to recruit candidates who could win and boost the majority, and then to help them do that. And Margaret Brennan, more power to her, she ran through the bill of crazy particulars on a lot of these candidates. How? How is he in that position? How did he allow this to happen?"
Former George W, Bush aide Elise Jordan offered, "Look, the lunatics are running the asylum. The Republican leaders, they are so scared of Donald Trump and his primary favorites, they have not done enough to actually get candidates who are electable over the finish line," as her co-panelists could still be heard laughing in the background.
Strategist Jon Reinish admitted, "I never thought I would say this but like, poor Rick Scott, because he looked embarrassed, looked like sort of the cat eating the canary."
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