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September 30, 2022

Judge Cannon is a cog in the right wing coup to take over America and she is not stupid either.

We have to crush these Christo Fascisti Coup Birds. They have not stopped their un-American shit after Trump's defeat
and their 1/6/21 Fascisti "Black Shirts" attack on the US Capitol and the Constitution if anything they have increased
their attacks just to see just how much shit they can get away with, they have unlimited money, and much of the media

We have to crush them at the ballot box and in early voting this fall.

Cannon has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2005.

From Wiki

Early life and education:
Aileen Mercedes Cannon was born in 1981 in Cali, Colombia. Her mother had fled Cuba under Fidel Castro.[2] She attended Ransom Everglades School, a private high school in Miami, Florida.[3]

After graduating from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts, Cannon worked as a paralegal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division from 2003 to 2005. She then attended the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an articles editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She graduated in 2007 with a Juris Doctor magna cum laude and Order of the Coif membership.[1][4]

Legal career:
After law school, Cannon was a summer associate at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (now Gibson Dunn) in its Washington, D.C. office. From 2008 to 2009, she was a law clerk to judge Steven Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She then returned to Gibson Dunn from 2009 to 2012.

From 2013 until her judicial appointment in 2020, Cannon was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.[4] Cannon worked in the district's major crimes section from 2013 to 2015, then in its appellate section from 2015 to 2020.[1]

Cannon has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2005.


September 30, 2022

Joe Biden is the best President of my lifetime.

This is what his administration got done prior to the storm.

(And still 1/2 of Florida will vote against Joe and the party that helps 'em. )


FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s Preparation for Hurricane Ian
September 28, 2022
• Statements and Releases

As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, President Biden has directed the heads of Federal agencies across the government to surge all available resources to the region in preparation for potential impacts and to support response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the storm.

Yesterday, the President held calls with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Mayor Jane Castor of Tampa, Mayor Ken Welch of St. Petersburg, and Mayor Frank Hibbard of Clearwater to discuss preparations for the potential impacts from Hurricane Ian. In the last week, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell has held calls with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina, and Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia, and she visited Florida on Monday, September 26.

On Saturday, September 24, President Biden approved an Emergency Declaration for the State of Florida within hours of receiving the request from Governor DeSantis, to support preparedness efforts and ensure resources are pre-positioned in advance of potential storm impacts.

At President Biden’s direction, FEMA is coordinating across the Federal government to support State and local preparations. And, the President and the Administration urge everyone to follow the guidance of local officials.

Pre-staging equipment and resources across the region in advance of landfall:

The Administration pre-staged 110,000 gallons of fuel and 18,000 pounds of propane for immediate deployment and personnel and equipment to support distribution.

The Administration moved in a variety of generators of all sizes and types and pre-positioned assessment and installation teams–to provide temporary emergency power to critical infrastructure.

The Administration is staging 3.7 million meals and 3.5 million liters of water in Alabama.

The Administration has 300 ambulances already in the state working side by side with local officials.

Pre-positioning Federal responders to support emergency response:

As of September 28, there are more than 1,300 Federal response workers on the ground in Florida to support emergency preparations including operations, planning, power restoration, debris removal, and urban search and rescue.

FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech has been embedded in the State of Florida to ensure needs are being met.

FEMA has established a Federal search and rescue coordination group, including FEMA Urban Search and Rescue personnel and search and rescue personnel from multiple additional Federal departments and agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, and the State of Florida. These teams are on the ground and ready to deploy search and rescue efforts by sea, air, and land as soon as they are needed.

The Army Corps of Engineers has pre-staged 300 personnel to support power and fuel assessments as soon as the storm passes. The Administration is in close coordination with local power companies. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, and Tampa Electric have 30,000 personnel ready to assist in power restoration. Thousands more are being made available through utility sector mutual aid agreements with neighboring utilities in other states.

The Department of Health and Human Services has deployed a 38-person disaster medical assistance team to Miami, Florida. Two additional disaster medical assistance teams have been deployed to Robin Air Force Base in Georgia. They have also deployed 15-person incident management team, two 15-person health and medical task force teams and 4 pharmacists to Atlanta, Georgia. More staff is anticipated in the next 24 hours.

September 29, 2022

Look out N & S Carolina, West Va., S.E. OH and KY because when what is left of Hurricane Ian tracks

... through we are going to see flooding like we saw last summer in KY.

Because when the Ian dumps its water in the mountains of the N & S Carolina that water will
cause flooding all the way to the Atlantic and in the hill country of KY, WV, and S.E. OH expect
flooding in the valleys, along the creeks, and rivers from the run off.

Projected track of storm in this link.

September 28, 2022

Katie Couric reveals she was diagnosed with breast cancer

Source: NBC

Couric, 65, began her most recent Instagram post by sharing a startling statistic — every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with the disease in the United States.

"On June 21st, I became one of them," Couric wrote. "As we approach #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, I wanted to share my personal story with you all and encourage you to get screened and understand that you may fall into a category of women who needs more than a mammogram."


Couric said her thoughts immediately went to other family members who had battled the disease, including her late husband Jay Monahan who died from colon cancer in 1998 at the age of 41.

"My mood quickly shifted from disbelief to resignation. Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from 'Why me?' to 'Why not me?'" she wrote.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/katie-couric-reveals-she-was-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer/ar-AA12lf8C?OCID=ansmsnnews11

My good friend's wife has had this awful disease for years but now it has come back big time.

I wish Ms. Couric well.
September 28, 2022

Florida now


You can activate the map by hitting the little arrow button.
September 27, 2022

Anton Lunyk is a Russian ..... And he got a 9 second phone call from the White House on 1/6/21

Russian-speaking immigrant from New York was arrested for participating in the storming of the Capitol


According to court documents, Lunyk was arrested after a student who attended college with him saw a screenshot of a video of the storming of the Capitol posted on Twitter by the New York Post. This guy also provided law enforcement officers with the suspect's phone number and Instagram account information.

The tweet of the publication was about the white nationalist Tim Gionet, who was streaming the storming of the Capitol; Lunyk could be seen in the background of his recording.

Tell me again that there was no connection between Trump and Russia.
September 24, 2022

Just remember this thread

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