After so much settling these past 14 months, so much time spent with nervous diversion on our screens and so much grief and rage coursing through the nation’s bloodstream, the mere act of encountering the sublime 10-part, 10-hour adaptation of the Colson Whitehead novel “The Underground Railroad” reminds you of what is possible. The Amazon Prime limited series, released Friday, is anything but limited. It’s profoundly expansive and exploratory. Since director and co-writer Barry Jenkins was already at the front line of America’s essential filmmakers, thanks to “Moonlight” and to “If Beale Stre...
During an appearance on Fox News on Saturday night, Donald Trump Jr. attacked President Joe Biden for not curing cancer during his first 10 months in office.
"He was also going to cure cancer, if I remember correctly. Everyone said, 'Oh, that's great, we should definitely elect him,'" Trump Jr. told host Dan Bongino. "I haven't seen much movement on that."
Trump Jr. also appeared to lament that there haven't been riots against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the U.S.
"You don't hear about what's going on as it relates to the riots in Europe on a daily basis now against the vaccine mandates," Trump Jr. said. "Because our media wants to block that out. They're going to make sure that you never hear about it because they don't want you getting these kind of ideas that freedom may actually still exist in some parts the world. I mean, Europe is pushing back, and America is sitting there like sheep — 'Oh, this is great, we'll just go along with what these guys who've gotten nothing right in the last two years tell us.' It's absolute insanity."
Jr. seems upset that there aren\u2019t riots against vaccine mandates in the USpic.twitter.com/dLPv1DcDLU— Acyn (@Acyn) 1638069625
About 20 members of the far-right Proud Boys militia group marched Saturday on Long Island — flashing white power signs, entering stores and shouting slogans.
The march took place in the Village of Rockville Centre, on the South Shore in Nassau County.
"Members of the group marched down Sunrise Highway, waving American flags and 'Don't Tread on Me' flags and playing music from the back of a pickup truck," Newsday reports. "Some store owners appeared surprised and alarmed by the demonstration, while diners expressed concerns about the group coming to the community."
Judy Griffin, a Democrat who represents Long Island in the New York State Assembly, said the Proud Boys did not have permits for the march and didn't give the village notice about it, adding that the event seemed intended to disrupt Small Business Saturday.
"They're a divisive group of hate and violence," Griffin said. "They don't have any place here. I'm all for freedom of speech, but this group doesn't have a very good track record and seem to come to communities to incite problems and polarize."
Democratic state Sen. Todd Kaminsky posted video from the march on Twitter, writing: "The Neo-fascist Proud Boys marched through Rockville Centre today, close to my office. I think the latest elections emboldened them-I don't remember this happening before. I will not be silent. Their hatred has no place here-this is not the Nassau I know. Who else will speak up?"
Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray, a Republican, told Newsday he didn't know who the Proud Boys were, and declined to comment on the march.
The Neo-fascist Proud Boys marched through Rockville Centre today, close to my office. I think the latest elections emboldened them-I don\u2019t remember this happening before. I will not be silent. Their hatred has no place here-this is not the Nassau I know. Who else will speak up?pic.twitter.com/KNXVsQhvfR— Todd Kaminsky (@Todd Kaminsky) 1638048822
Jan. 6 organizer Ali Alexander, who calls himself the "founder" of former president Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" movement, announced Saturday that he will comply with a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.
"You may have missed the news that I've been subpoenaed by the Democrats' partisan Jan. 6 committee," Alexander said in a video posted to the right-wing social-media platform Telegram. "This is a midterm issue that they want to run on, and what they want to do is paint me as the Black face for a white supremacy movement that doesn't actually exist."
Speaking in front of a poster of singer Johnny Cash flashing the middle finger, Alexander added that he respects his "fellow patriots" who are defying the committee, but called it "an expensive right" — claiming that it would cost between $250,000 and $500,000 to fight the subpoena.
"I frankly don't have that money to spend on legal bills, so for this unselect committee, I will actually be privately deposed in December," Alexander said. "I've asked to make it public testimony. They won't cooperate with that request."
"The only reason I'm going is that I don't want to go to jail," he added. "So under the threat of imprisonment and spending tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers, I will be privately deposed before this committee in December, and I will make public whatever I can."
In a post accompanying the video, Alexander wrote that he plans to submit to the committee "photographic and video evidence of agitators sabotaging his January 6th peaceful protests."
Referring to himself in the third person, Alexander wrote: "He will also present evidence to the Committee that President Trump was betrayed by someone in his inner circle. Someone made the decision to take instructions for patriots out of the Ellipse Rally. Ali says he's not backing down and the Democrat Committee has already threatened to imprison him."
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