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tulipsandroses's Journal
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August 5, 2022

Why didn't Chump ask his buddy Vlad to free Paul Whelan?

That happened under his watch while he was boasting about getting Americans freed from other places. I don’t even remember him or anyone in his administration discussing Whelan.

August 5, 2022

Progressive Democrat defeats 11 year incumbent Republican DA

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich Loses Re-election Bid Months After Aggressively Prosecuting Pamela Moses For Alleged Voter Fraud

The Tennessee prosecutor who went after Pamela Moses for alleged voter fraud lost her race Thursday night. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich was unseated by a progressive challenger Steve Mulroy.
Mulroy had 56.13 percent of the vote, beating Weirich by over 15,000 votes. She has held the seat since 2011. Local community and national progressive groups wanted Weirich gone and found a challenger in Mulroy.

Weirich’s defeat comes almost six months after Moses was granted a new trial and close to four months after she declined to recharge the voting rights advocate. Moses was granted a new trial after evidence came to light that the prosecution had previously withheld, showing the probation department’s internal review of the signing of the voting restoration certificate.

Weirich insisted on prosecuting Moses despite an email outlining the probation department’s error and wrong information given. As previously reported by Bolts, Weirich became a symbol of malicious prosecution for going after Moses over a probation officer’s mistake.

Despite Moses’ sincere belief that she was eligible to vote and the complicated rules around rights restoration, Weirich pursued an aggressive prosecution to bolster conservative claims of voter fraud.

August 5, 2022

Which politicians showed up at the CPAC Nazi Rally?

I remember when Obama had to disavow Rev Wright because he said God Damn America - in the context of racism in America. Now they pal around with Fascists and nobody in their party bats an eye.

August 5, 2022

This is how Breonna Taylor's murder was first reported

874 days - Breonna’s mom said that she has been waiting for justice.

It has never left me that this is how it was first reported. Compare this narrative to what we have known to be the truth since that day, including what we found out today that they lied to get the warrant.

LMPD officer shot, woman killed during drug investigation off St. Andrews Church Road.

A Louisville Metro Police sergeant was shot and wounded and a woman was killed early Friday during a narcotics investigation near St. Andrews Church Road and Doss High School, according to authorities.

Officers were at an apartment on Springfield Drive about 1 a.m. Friday serving a search warrant as part of the narcotics investigation, according to Assistant Police Chief Josh Judah.

As officers arrived at and entered the residence, suspects shot at the officers, Judah said.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was shot in the leg and taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive, LMPD officials said at a Friday afternoon press conference.

A female was shot and killed during the encounter after three LMPD officers returned fire, and a suspect was arrested at the scene, Chief Steve Conrad said. She was identified Sunday by the Jefferson County Coroner as Breonna Taylor, 26

August 5, 2022

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

There will be no debates. The debate dates were already chosen. Pick one. He won’t. He’s set up his own thing. WTFeva!

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it’s not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before the November general election.

Walker’s campaign said Wednesday that the candidate had accepted an invitation from Nexstar Media Group and other television stations to debate Warnock in Savannah on Oct. 14.

August 4, 2022

Putin weaponizing migration

Just saw a guest on The Reidout mention that Putin is weaponizing migration in Europe. Made me wonder if he had his hands in the increase in migration at the Soutern Border over the last few years. During the Obama years, border crossings decreased. This is not a pro or con border crossing argument. It just made me think, he had his hands in Brexit as much as he had his hands in the 2016 election. If he’s trying to flood migrants into European countries to destabilize Europe, who’s to say he’s not doing it here?
I don’t know what’s worse, him weaponizing real humans, or him knowing that his tactic could work due to the bigotry and white supremacy that still exists in Europe?

August 4, 2022

I do not believe anything coming from Russia

I do not believe that they are so much more adept at finding drugs that was missed at airports in other countries.

I refuse to give this corrupt government the benefit of the doubt.

Before BG, there was Marc Fogel who was sentenced to 14 years. He should be included in any swap. Before Marc, there was Naama Issachar.An American-Israeli citizen , who was sentenced to 7.5 years before she was traded for a Russian cyber criminal.

They all have almost identical situations. Somehow the Russians were able to find drugs that got missed at other airports before they arrived in Russia.

I will wait to hear BG and Marc tell their own story when they are no longer under duress. But even then, I suspect they may be prevented from telling the truth as maintaining their guilt may be a condition of the swap.


August 4, 2022

Another great win in RW territory ! Gay Iowa Teacher Breaks Through Partisan Noise To Win Board Seat

The 45-year-old special education teacher had a crack at the same seat in the Des Moines suburb in the fall, when he placed fourth in a race for three open seats. This time, the election would be a clear choice between Gutmann – an openly gay elementary school teacher, a member of the teacher’s union, a Democrat, and an outspoken progressive – and his Republican opponent – a social conservative backed by “parental rights” advocates. Gutmann knew he’d be a magnet for controversy in a state where Donald Trump won by 10 points.


Gutmann said his strategy was to reach voters by emphasizing his commitment to issues he felt people agreed on: children should be safe in schools, public money should support schools that are open to everyone, and library materials shouldn’t be censored. That caught the attention of Moms for Liberty, the far-right group that claims to advocate for parents’ rights in schools while freaking out about students “encouraging bisexuality” in schools and LGBTQ suicide hotlines working to prevent suicide.
Voters in the school district, asserted Gutmann, “are ready to really move on and find agreement and consensus.”
It turned out that the school teacher was right. Gutmann won his special election in July by 12 points.


August 4, 2022

'We Want To Win Back Your Trust': New CNN Boss Chris Licht Makes Groveling 'Apology Tour' To GOP

‘We Want To Win Back Your Trust’: New CNN Boss Chris Licht Makes Groveling ‘Apology Tour’ To GOP Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

CNN chairman and CEO Chris Licht is desperately trying to win back Republican viewers by having GOP lawmakers return as guests to the network, Radar has learned.As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Licht was named head of CNN in April nearly three months after his predecessor, Jeff Zucker, was forced to resign from the network in disgrace for failing to disclose his relationship with fellow network executive Allison Gollust.

While Licht was appointed to save the struggling network from a slew of scandals that included not only Zucker and Gollust’s resignations but also the abrupt firing of Chris Cuomo, the 50-year-old newsman and producer was also appointed to rescue CNN from a plague of plummeting ratings.

That is why, in mid-July, Licht reportedly secretly met with a number of Republicans on the first floor of the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to convince the lawmakers to return as guests on CNN.

In fact, according to the Washington Free Beacon, Licht had one simple message for the Republican lawmakers: “We want to win back your trust.”.Although Licht’s meetings and conversations with Republicans at the Capitol last week largely remained private, lawmakers who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon told the outlet that the new CNN chief pleaded for them to return to the air on the network and that he promised they would be “treated fairly.”


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