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Trump's Lawyer's 'Rap Lyrics Defense' Could Keep Trump Out of Jail - Vice

Trump’s Lawyer’s ‘Rap Lyrics Defense’ Could Keep Trump Out of Jail - Vice

Was former president Donald Trump’s infamous call to a Georgia state official evidence of a crime?

Not according to Trump’s attorney, Drew Findling. And to illustrate his point, Findling draws a comparison to the rap game.

Findling, who built a career representing the biggest names in hip-hop, like Cardi B, Migos and Gucci Mane, argues there’s a link between prosecutors’ controversial use of rap lyrics to buttress criminal charges against hip-hop stars, and Trump’s notorious phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which Trump said he wanted to “find” enough votes to allow him to win Georgia in the 2020 election.

And that link is, according to Findling: context.

“When we look at the full context, that's when we realize there is no criminal case,” Findling told VICE News during an exclusive interview at his home late last year. “And that's one of the reasons that we jumped into this case when asked to.”

Link: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4axk8g/trump-lawyer-georgia-phone-call-hip-hop-lyrics

The arc of our moral patience is long, but it bends toward the department of justice, and Leaveworth

Prison from the southwest

With apologies to Dr. King

Fox News Helping Lindsey Graham: "We cannot lose the Senate if at all possible."

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TONIGHT ON TUCKER: Will Transtifa Terrorist Drag Queens FORCE your kids into Gay Sharia Marriage Veg

"TONIGHT ON TUCKER: Will Transtifa Terrorist Drag Queens FORCE your kids into Gay Sharia Marriage Veganism?"

Rick Wilson is ON A ROLL !!!

Here's the link (there's 8 of them): https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1630347664532307971

(If you click Read *** Replies, you'll see the whole group)

Drag-Banning Tennessee Guv Shrugs Off Old Drag Pic as a 'Lighthearted Tradition' - DailyBeast

Drag-Banning Tennessee Guv Shrugs Off Old Drag Pic as a ‘Lighthearted Tradition’ - DailyBeast

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is set to sign a bill that will make drag performances illegal in the state—a crime he may have committed in high school.

A photo emerged on Reddit over the weekend from the Franklin High Yearbook in 1977, where Lee attended, purportedly showing Lee dressed as a woman along with the caption “Hard Luck Woman.”

But that’s different, Lee’s office told The Daily Beast on Monday, saying that “lighthearted school traditions” shouldn’t be “conflated” with the issue the state is banning.

Archive Link: https://archive.ph/Cu032#selection-1689.0-1693.153

ONLY 2 Voted Against Resolution In Support Of Earthquake Victims, One Was Rep. Thomas Massie R-KY...


2018: Trump Rolls Back Train-Braking Rule Meant to Keep Oil Tankers from Exploding Near Communities

Trump Rolls Back Train-Braking Rule Meant to Keep Oil Tankers from Exploding Near Communities - Fortune

Trains that carry oil and other flammable material won’t have to install electronically controlled brakes that reduce the risk of train derailments and explosions after the reversal by Trump officials of an Obama-era safety rule.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted the rule change today at its Web site, arguing that the cost of installing these more sophisticated brakes outweighs the benefit. The reversal was first proposed in December 2017, around the time of a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington State, and finalized today. The improved brakes had a 2021 deadline for installation until the industry-supported change.

About 20 derailments of trains carrying oil and ethanol that have led to spills, fires, and, in some cases, evacuations have occurred since 2010 in the U.S. and Canada. Riverkeeper, a clean-water advocacy group, compiled video reports from many of the accidents.

U.S. trains rely on pneumatic braking technology first invented in the 1860s, in which continuous air pressure linked from the front of the train keeps a brake from engaging on wheels on each car. When an engineer applies braking, it can take several seconds for pneumatic pressure to drop to the end of a 100-car train, and trains can be longer.

Archive Link: https://archive.ph/ozQAY#selection-369.0-403.346

CNN commentator lobbied for Norfolk Southern; the network didn't tell its audience during East Pales

CNN commentator lobbied for Norfolk Southern; the network didn’t tell its audience during East Palestine discussion - MediaMatters

CNN’s State of the Union and host Dana Bash held a Sunday roundtable discussion about the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment featuring CNN political commentator David Urban, who said that “there's plenty of blame to go around on this” and pivoted to criticizing the Biden administration. CNN never disclosed or asked Urban about his work for Norfolk Southern, which paid him and his then-lobbying firm over a million dollars.

Urban was until 2020 the president of the lobbying firm American Continental Group, where he lobbied for Norfolk Southern on “transportation issues related to railways” starting in 2009, according to federal disclosure forms. He and his firm collected at least $1,140,000, according to a calculation of federal data by ProPublica.

The Republican commentator is now the managing director for BGR Group, a leading lobbying firm that presents countless conflicts of interest for his on-air work. In its most recent lobbying quarter, BGR has continued to lobby on transportation issues. Its website also states: “Our clients in the aviation, automotive, rail, shipping and mass transit industries rely on BGR to educate political leaders about how vital these industries are to domestic and international commerce.”

Urban also played a key role in the election of former President Donald Trump, who weakened safety regulations in the rail industry.

Link: https://www.mediamatters.org/cnn/cnn-commentator-lobbied-norfolk-southern-network-didnt-tell-its-audience-during-east-palestine

I'm In Love With A Sheriff From Florida... Is That Wrong ???

Florida sheriff hurls expletives at neo-Nazi 'scumbags' invading his county - RawStory

Mike Chitwood, the sheriff of Volusia County, Florida, proclaimed he will be on the "hit list" of a neo-Nazi group after he identified them as the source of hate group activity in the Daytona Beach area — and he is not backing down, according to The Daily Beast on Monday.

"Chitwood identified the Goyim Defense League (GDL) as the organization behind the disturbing behavior, which included leaving antisemitic flyers on people’s doorsteps and hanging anti-Jewish banners from busy pedestrian bridges during Daytona 500 weekend," reported Justin Rohrlich. "On Feb. 17, the GDL held a demonstration outside Chabad of South Orlando, harassing pedestrians and motorists, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The next day, members hung signs at the Daytona International Speedway with sayings such as, 'Henry Ford was right about the Jews.' They later projected antisemitic slogans on the outside of the track, with one reading, 'Hitler was right.'"

At his press conference on the incident, Chitwood said, “These scumbags came to the wrong county… We are not going to tolerate this. This is not about free speech. This is about violence.” GDL members, who have already been busted for agitating in Florida, are led by Jon Minadeo, who maintains that his group has “never, ever done anything violent towards Jews.”

"Chitwood ran through a laundry list of arrests and charges the 15 or so GDLers seen in town had on their records," said the report. "'Let’s take a look at these cowardly scumbags,' he said, before walking reporters through a rogue’s gallery of those suspected to have been involved. Their rap sheets included stalking, threatening a public official, aggravated assault, murder, terroristic threats, vandalism for defacing a memorial for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre, and soliciting a 14 year-old for sex." Chitwood then proclaimed he is on GDL's "hit list," and that it is a "badge of honor," daring them to “put a bullet in the back of my head.”

Asked for comment by The Daily Beast, Chitwood had some extra words directly for Minadeo: “Excuse my French, but f**k you, motherf**ker.”

Link: https://www.rawstory.com/sheriff-mike-chitwood/

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