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A skeptical idealist.

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Trump, Jr. winds up in felony poaching scandal in Utah after killing a bear baited with pastries

Source: Raw Story

Second-generation New York real estate heir Donald Trump, Jr. is caught up in yet another hunting scandal.

Utah hunting guide Wade Lemon is facing five years in prison for baiting a bear that was killed by Trump, Jr. on May 18, 2018, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Saturday.

But the New York developer may not have been familiar enough with western hunting to know about the felony poaching.

"Trump Jr. is not named in a recent filing against Lemon, but the DNR confirmed his identity as the person named in the felony complaint as Lemon’s “client” on the hunt. Prosecutors have indicated there was no evidence showing Trump Jr. would have known about the alleged baiting that went on during the hunt," the newspaper reported. "Without naming Trump Jr., Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said the hunter in the case 'was actually a victim and a now a possible witness in a fraudulent scheme to lead the hunter to believe it was actually a legitimate Wild West hunting situation.'". . .

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/trump-jr-hunting-poacher

Whether he was "aware" or not, he has slaughtered enough animals and lines of cocaine to disqualify himself from the human race.

Orban tells CPAC conservatives in Europe, U.S. must align "troops" for 2024 votes

Source: Reuters

BUDAPEST, May 19 (Reuters) - Conservatives in Europe and the United States must fight together to "reconquer" institutions in Washington and Brussels from liberals who threaten Western civilisation ahead of votes in 2024, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

Nationalist Orban said the next U.S. presidential election, when Donald Trump suggests he may seek a second term in the White House, and the vote for the European Parliament would make that a vital year. read more . . .

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/orban-tells-cpac-conservatives-europe-us-must-align-troops-2024-votes-

Looks like we need to stay together, folks.

Detroit man, 62, headed to Ukraine: 'I'm actually going to fight'

Source: Detroit Free Press

Inside a Pentecostal church on 12 Mile Road, a group of Ukrainian-Americans and pastors stood around M. Dujon Johnson, their heads bowed and hands stretched out, some touching the Detroiter in a show of support.

"Deliver us from evil," they said Friday afternoon, reciting the Lord's Prayer at Church of the King in downtown Berkley.

A pastor then asked God to protect Johnson, 62, who had told the group he's on his way to Ukraine to fight alongside their forces.

"Father, we pray right now as we stand here with M. Dujon Johnson," the Rev. Jack Perkins of Southwestern Church of God in Detroit said, his right hand on Johnson's left shoulder. "We pray God that you would bless him ... Give him the wisdom that he needs, Lord God, to be a help and an assistance. Father God, give him the protection that he needs, that he be safe. Lord God, give him the strength that he needs that he may be able to survive.". . .

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2022/03/08/detroit-ukraine-fight-m-dujon-johnson/9381984002/

Mr, Johnson is a Black man. He recalls what fights for freedom are all about. As he says in the article:

"When people hear about Black Lives Matter and voting rights, they think it's just for Black folks, but we've always stood up for what's right for all people," Johnson said. "So I'm going there, because the concepts of democracy, freedom, being treated right, that's just part of our legacy. And I feel compelled to uphold it."

Stay safe and thank you, Mr. Johnson.

Florida Republican pushes bill to force sports teams to play national anthem -- or face punishment

Source: Raw Story

A Florida Republican lawmaker wants sports teams to know that playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games is not optional.

As noted by WFLA's Evan Donovan, Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters has introduced legislation that would bar governmental entities from entering into agreements with professional sports teams if they don't play the United States national anthem at the start of each game.

According to Donovan, teams that don't comply "could face financial penalties or be cut out of future business" as punishment for their defiance.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/national-anthem/

What do you want to bet that Sen. Joe doesn't know the words to it? What idiocy! I know it, two verses, and have been to the Smithsonian and Fort McHenry, both. Take you on anytime about American history, "senator."

Happy 100th birthday, Betty White. Love that it falls on MLK Day!

Two people that I love unconditionally. Will always miss them both.

It's Christmas. Here's one for us Boomers

Tucker Carlson Reveals His Son Was in Capitol Building During Jan. 6 Riot

Source: Mediaite

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has downplayed the storming of the U.S. Capitol, revealed in a new interview that his son, a House staffer, was in Congress on the day of the attack.

In an interview with Steve Krakauer on The Fourth Watch Podcast, the Fox News host mocked criticism for the unsubstantiated claims he advanced in Patriot Purge, his Fox Nation series on January 6th. At one point, Krakauer asked Carlson to explain why he wanted to give “a different look” at the Capitol riot.

“I hated what happened on January 6,” Carlson replied. He then added that “one of my kids was actually in the building when it happened. I was on the phone in real time.”

Carlson was likely referring to his son, Buckley Carlson, who works for Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). . .

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/podcasts/tucker-carlson-reveals-his-son-was-in-capitol-building-during-jan-6-riot/

BUCKLEY?? Geez, Tucker is bad enough of a name for showing you are rich. But Buckley? The only "Buckley" I ever heard of was in Father of the Bride (great film). Geez.

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest serving U.S. senator, dies at 87

Source: Detroit Free Press

Carl Levin, a liberal Democrat who rose from a prominent Detroit family to become Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator and helped set military priorities and investigate corporate behavior for decades before retiring in 2015, died Wednesday. He was 87 years old.

The Levin Center at Wayne State University's Law Center put out a statement late Wednesday, saying, "With great sadness and heavy hearts, the (center and family) announce the passing of Senator Carl Levin."

Levin disclosed in his recently published memoir, "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: My 36 Years in the Senate," that he was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly four years ago, when he was 83.

A defender of Senate traditions, even when his own party moved to change them, Levin, who was trained as a lawyer, twice served as chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, despite having never served in uniform himself. . .

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/07/29/carl-levin-dies/7983742002/

Great senator. great man.

Black couple who refused vaccine due to Tuskegee syphilis study die from COVID-19 three hours apart

Source: Raw Story

A Black couple who refused to be vaccinated because of concerns about the federal government's infamous Tuskegee study have died from COVID-19.

Martin Daniel, 53, and his wife, 49-year-old Trina Daniel, died just three hours apart on July 6, according to Atlanta's ABC affiliate. They had been married for 22 years.

Martin Daniel graduated from Tuskegee University in Alabama — which collaborated on the study — and "the government's syphilis experiments on Black men during the 1930s influenced his and his wife's decision not to get vaccinated," according to the station.

"Just tying these two events together and understanding the historical context of what's going on, it really wears on me sometimes," said Cornelius Daniel, Martin's nephew. . .

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/black-couple-who-refused-vaccine-due-to-tuskogee-study-die-from-19-three-hours-apart/

Tragic, and unnecessary. But understood, in the context of their experiences. Still, whatever skepticism, we must save lives through vaccination.

They will be missed.

Mackinac Bridge closed to traffic due to bomb threat, state police say

Source: Detroit News

The Mackinac Bridge was closed Sunday afternoon because of a bomb scare.

The bridge connecting Michigan’s two peninsulas was closed in both directions shortly before 2:30 p.m., said Michigan State Police.

Boat traffic was also diverted away from below the bridge by the Coast Guard. . .

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/07/18/mackinac-bridge-closed-traffic-sunday-afternoon/8008753002/

Maybe nothing, but who knows in this Trumpian age. Anyway, what a national treasure.
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