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Manchin says he trusted Gorsuch and Kavanaugh....and is disappointed

Manchin said he's "deeply disappointed" in the justices.

"I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans," he said.

Kavanaugh and Gorsuch provided critical votes to assemble a Supreme Court majority to eliminate Roe v. Wade.

Critics of Manchin and Collins described them as naive, if not willfully ignorant of what some said at the time was the likely endgame if the two conservatives were added to the court.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/collins-manchin-misled-kavanaugh-gorsuch-abortion-rights-rcna35230

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sat Jun 25, 2022, 01:54 AM (25 replies)

Elon Musk's Trans Child Petitions to Drop Last Name, No Longer Wants to be Associated With Father

Elon Musk’s Trans Child Petitions to Drop Last Name: ‘I No Longer Live With or Wish to Be Related to My Biological Father’

By Kipp Jones

Elon Musk’s 18-year-old transgender daughter filed a petition to change both her first and last name, citing a desire for distance from the world’s wealthiest father, per a report.

According to TMZ, Xavier Musk has asked a California court to legally change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. The outlet reported:

The documents were filed in L.A. County by Xavier Musk … at least that was the name she was given at birth, but now — having turned 18 in April — she says she wants her name to be Vivian Jenna Wilson

In the docs, she says she wants to be recognized as female — but the name change isn’t just about her transitioning, there’s clearly a rift with dear ol’ Dad. Vivian lists her reason for the name change as … “Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”



https://www.mediaite.com/news/elon-musks-trans-child-petitions-to-drop-last-name-i-no-longer-live-with-or-wish-to-be-related-to-my-biological-father/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jun 20, 2022, 07:09 PM (27 replies)

Ted Cruz storms off after Sky News reporter confronts him over weak gun laws in America

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1529729614309900290
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 26, 2022, 03:35 PM (3 replies)

Alabama population on course to shrink for first time ever as Covid takes toll

Shrinking your population to own the libs....

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/20/alabama-population-shrink-first-time-covid

Alabama is shrinking under the onslaught of Covid-19, its chief medical officer said, as deaths in the state outnumber births for the very first time.

Speaking to reporters in Montgomery on Friday, Dr Scott Harris said: “Here in Alabama, we continue to see deaths at a really high rate … 2020 is going to be the first year that we know of in the history of our state where we actually had more deaths than births.

“Our state literally shrunk in 2020, based on the numbers that we have managed to put together, and actually by quite a bit.”

Harris said Alabama had recorded a preliminary total of 64,714 deaths in 2020, compared with 57,641 births.

“We have data going back to the first decade of the 20th century, so more than 100 years, and that’s never happened before, nor has it ever even been close before. In world war two or during the flu pandemic of 1918, or world war one, we’ve never had a time where deaths exceed births until this past year.

“It’s certainly possible that could happen this year as well if we continue in the same rate that we’re seeing now.”
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Sep 20, 2021, 04:41 PM (5 replies)

GOP congressman gets schooled by CNN reporter who points out that Dems have a 100% vaccination rate

Yes, this congressman was Trump's White House doctor....

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GOP Congressman Scolds Media for Not Asking Democrats About Their Vaccinations, Reporter Informs Him They Have 100% Vaccine Rate

Jul 22nd, 2021, 4:50 pm

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) chided the media for pestering congressional Republicans about whether they had been vaccinated for Covid-19 but not the Democrats, and was immediately informed by CNN’s Annie Grayer that 100% of his Democratic colleagues had already gotten the shot.

Polls have consistently shown that vaccine hesitancy is higher among Republicans than Democrats, and this is often blamed, at least in part, on GOP politicians’ vocal objections to the vaccines or refusal to answer if they have been vaccinated.

Thursday morning, at a press conference held by the GOP Doctor’s Caucus, Grayer asked the lawmakers if they believed that Republicans needed to be more vocal about getting vaccinated in order to encourage their constituents to get vaccinated too.

“You as a press have a responsibility to ask questions of the Democrats as well,” replied Jackson. “How many Democrats are willing to say whether or not they’ve been vaccinated?”

“One hundred percent of Democrats have said they’re vaccinated,” said Grayer.

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/watch-gop-congressman-scolds-media-for-not-asking-democrats-about-their-vaccinations-reporter-informs-him-they-have-100-vaccine-rate/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:14 PM (9 replies)

Biden Gets High Marks for Handling Pandemic.....66% approve

A new CBS News/YouGov poll finds 66% of Americans approve of President Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

More...

https://politicalwire.com/2021/07/19/biden-gets-high-marks-for-handling-pandemic-3/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jul 19, 2021, 05:09 PM (6 replies)

Canada's 'Doing Better' on Vaccine Rollout Because of US Political 'Divisiveness' Over Vaccinations

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that Canada is doing better than the United States in its vaccination rollout right now because of the political divisiveness in the U.S. over vaccines.

CNN’s Kate Bolduan asked the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director about Canada’s progress in vaccinating their population compared to the United States, recently surpassing the U.S. on percentage of the population that has been completely vaccinated.

Fauci said that Canada’s doing better “not because we trying any less than they are trying,” but because “in Canada you don’t have that divisiveness of people not wanting to get vaccinated, in many respects on the basis of ideology and political persuasion, and that’s something that we’ve been saying for some time now.”

He continued to express concern about vaccines being politicized, saying it “doesn’t make any sense to essentially disregard or don’t pay attention to what’s obvious.”

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fauci-says-canadas-doing-better-on-vaccine-rollout-because-of-us-political-divisiveness-over-vaccinations/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jul 19, 2021, 04:48 PM (4 replies)

Pandemic Watchdog Is Probing Mnuchin, Cruz Roles in Fed Lending

Source: Bloomberg

A federal watchdog is looking into former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s decision to roll back the U.S. Federal Reserve’s emergency lending programs at the end of 2020, an issue that has become a point of partisan tension in Congress.

The Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery is also inquiring into Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s role in persuading the central bank to expand the eligibility rules for the Main Street Lending Program to make it easier for oil and gas companies to apply for the low interest rate loans.

The probes were revealed in the watchdog’s quarterly report released Monday.

The investigations, led by Brian Miller -- the special Inspector General in charge of overseeing the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve’s response to the pandemic -- could shed more light on Mnuchin’s decision and legal basis for winding down the programs, which Democrats say was politically motivated.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-01/pandemic-watchdog-is-probing-mnuchin-cruz-roles-in-fed-lending
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:18 PM (0 replies)

How Trump's Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat



By Adam Goldman, Katie Benner and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Jan. 30, 2021


WASHINGTON — As racial justice protests erupted nationwide last year, President Donald J. Trump, struggling to find a winning campaign theme, hit on a message that he stressed over and over: The real domestic threat to the United States emanated from the radical left, even though law enforcement authorities had long since concluded it came from the far right.

It was a message that was quickly embraced and amplified by his attorney general and his top homeland security officials, who translated it into a shift in criminal justice and national security priorities even as Mr. Trump was beginning to openly stoke the outrage that months later would culminate in the storming of the Capitol by right-wing extremists.

Mr. Trump’s efforts to focus his administration on the antifa movement and leftist groups did not stop the Justice Department and the F.B.I. from pursuing cases of right-wing extremism. They broke up a kidnapping plot, for example, targeting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, a Democrat.

But the effect of his direction was nonetheless substantial, according to interviews with current and former officials, diverting key portions of the federal law enforcement and domestic security agencies at a time when the threat from the far right was building ominously.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/politics/trump-right-wing-domestic-terrorism.html
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sat Jan 30, 2021, 04:49 PM (5 replies)

Dominion Lawsuit Against Giuliani Reveals Shocking Death Threats Made Against Company

Hillary was being kind when she called these people deplorables:

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Dominion Lawsuit Against Giuliani Reveals Shocking Death Threats Made Against Company
By Leia Idliby

Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani revealed shocking death threats made against employees of the company following the 2020 election.

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Without any evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, Giuliani, and other lawyers representing Trump, publicly promoted the baseless theory that the election was rigged. Many of those theories involved the unfounded claim that Dominion, a voting company used in U.S. elections, was used to switch votes from Trump to Joe Biden.

Giuliani’s own assertions about the company prompted Trump supporters to launch graphic death threats at Dominion employees.

“You’re all fucking dead, You’re all fucking dead. We’re bringing back the firing squad and you fuckers are all dead, everybody involved up against the wall you motherfuckers,” one voicemail sent to Dominion customer support said. “We’re gonna have a fucking lottery to fucking give people a chance to shoot you motherfuckers you fucking wait you cocksuckers you commie pieces of shit. We’re going to fucking kill you all you motherfuckers.”


Read more:

https://www.mediaite.com/news/dominion-lawsuit-against-giuliani-reveals-shocking-death-threats-made-against-company/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jan 25, 2021, 04:01 PM (7 replies)
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