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April 9, 2024

Parents of Michigan school shooter sentenced to 10 to 15 years for manslaughter

Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of Oxford High School mass shooter Ethan Crumbley, were sentenced to 10 to 15 years Tuesday after each was found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in separate trials earlier this year.

"I can and will offer my deepest and most sincere condolences for your unfathomable losses," Judge Cheryl Matthews said during sentencing.

Matthews said each action or inaction created a ripple effect and said she believes the sentences are "in the best interests of justice and are reasonable and proportionate."

"Parents are not expected to be psychic, but these convictions are not about poor parenting. These convictions confirm repeated acts, or lack of acts, that could have halted an oncoming runaway train -- about repeatedly ignoring things that would make a reasonable person feel the hair on the back of their neck," Matthews said.

"Guidelines in this manner do not capture of the catastrophic impact of the acts or in the action. And in these matters, the guidelines do not take into account the complete lack of insight both defendants have for their behavior to this very day," Matthews said.

The parents have already served 858 days in jail while awaiting trial, which will be deducted from their sentence. They have also been instructed to have no contact with the families of the victims.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jennifer-james-crumbley-parents-michigan-090007169.html

April 5, 2024

Trump Media is 'a scam' and people buying its stock are 'dopes,' Barry Diller says

“I mean, it’s ridiculous,” Diller said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” when asked about Trump Media. “The company has no revenue.”

“It’s a scam, just like everything he’s ever been involved in is some sort of con,” he said of Trump.

A Trump Media spokeswoman, in response to Diller’s comments, said, “It is unsurprising to see die-hard Trump haters and leftwing flacks blow a gasket now that Truth Social has become a public company that, still today, refuses to suppress political expression that contradicts the narratives they want to enforce.”

CNBC has requested comment from a spokesman for Trump, who is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

When Trump Media began trading last week with the ticker DJT, its share price rocketed up about 50% to close to $80 before settling down. As of Thursday morning, Trump Media shares were selling for nearly $47.

That gives the company a whopping $6.4 billion market capitalization despite the fact it had just $4.1 million in revenue last year, and its business is focused on the Truth Social app, which has significantly fewer users than major social media platforms.

Trump Media on Monday reported it had net losses of $58 million in 2023.

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/04/04/trump-media-stock-is-a-scam-barry-diller-says.html

It's down almost another ten percent at the moment, trading around $41.50 and trending lower.

March 31, 2024

Joe Biden hasn't targeted a judge's daughter or sold a single Bible. What a LOSER!

There’s one question every patriotic American voter needs to be asking right now: How many $60 Bibles has Joe Biden sold?

I’ll tell you how many: zero! The man I’m supposed to believe “won” the 2020 presidential election has not sold a single $60 Bible. How can I know he’s a man of faith? By looking at the fact that he goes to church every Sunday? Please.

MY president – Donald Trump – is a true Christian, and I know that because he proudly stands in front of a camera and encourages people to put down $60 for a possibly-real-leather-bound Bible he’s endorsing and getting money from selling. That’s a pure marriage (traditional, of course) of faith and capitalism, the two things that make America great (again). What kind of president DOESN'T sell $60 Bibles?

It baffles me how you liberals can support a man who doesn’t sell and occasionally autograph Bibles. You people are sick!

Let me ask you another question about your so-called presidential candidate. Has Biden endangered the life of a single judge's daughter relating to a hush money case that centers around an alleged affair with an adult-film star?

Biden is clearly too old and frail to fleece his supporters. Now, I will ask again: How many judges’ daughters has Sleepy Joe Biden publicly attacked lately? The answer is none. How can I trust a president who doesn't have the guts to do something abhorrent?

The fundamental differences between these two candidates doesn’t stop with Biden being too weak to sell Bibles or put targets on the backs of other people’s children.

How much donor money has old Stumblin’ Joe used to pay off his legal fees? You guessed it: zilch. What a dope. Trump spent more than $55 million of donor money to pay legal bills last year – LIKE A BOSS!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/03/31/trump-gag-order-attacks-hush-money-trial/73131901007/

March 26, 2024

Trump's social media stock sucked in a lot of foolish investors this morning

I have it on my watch list, and it's been fun watching it trade, although I'll never touch it. Shot up to almost $80 at the open, and has been crashing ever since. Trading around $65 as I write this, still up 30% on the day.

For those who were speculating about shorting this stock, this should be a reminder to not do it when a stock fluctuates like this. You may in the end be right and the stock shrinks to a small fraction of what it's trading at right now, but in the meantime, you've accumulated such huge paper losses that your broker will call your margin, forcing you to cover at a huge loss.

March 20, 2024

Trump Campaign Pleads for One Million Donations as Cash Crunch Looms

(Reuters) - Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday called for donations from one million of his backers, warning he could lose his New York properties, two days after the former president failed to secure a bond to cover a $454 million judgment in a civil fraud case.

"KEEP YOUR FILTHY HANDS OFF OF TRUMP TOWER!," reads a message to supporters from a joint fundraising committee that allocates the money it collects to his campaign and a separate political committee that has been paying Trump's legal bills.

The message, sent by text with prompts for supporters to donate in amounts ranging from $20.24 to $3,300 or a specific amount, accuses James of wanting to seize Trump's properties and portrays her actions as part of a broader effort by Biden and Democrats to harm his reelection campaign.

"So before the day is over, I'm calling on ONE MILLION Pro-Trump patriots to chip in and say: STOP THE WITCH HUNT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP!" the campaign message said.

On Monday, Trump's lawyers told an appellate court in New York that their client had been rejected by 30 surety companies for a bond to cover the massive civil fraud judgment, inching him closer to the possibility of having his properties seized.

Trump must either pay the sum out of his own pocket or post a bond to stave off the state's seizure while he appeals Justice Arthur Engoron's Feb. 16 judgment against him for misstating property values to dupe lenders and insurers.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2024-03-20/trump-campaign-pleads-for-one-million-donations-as-cash-crunch-looms

Gee, Donnie, if you're a billionaire, how come you're broke?

March 20, 2024

Nearly half of Haley voters in Ohio say they'd back Biden: Preliminary exit polls

Two in 10 to as many as three in 10 Republican primary voters in Ohio continue to resist Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy -- and among those supporting Nikki Haley, nearly half say they’d back Joe Biden in November, according to preliminary exit poll results from the Republican primary.

While majorities in preliminary exit poll data express loyalty toward Trump, the extent of intraparty challenges may matter in what’s expected to be a close contest in November. Despite his having sewn up the nomination, 22% of Ohio GOP primary voters would be dissatisfied with Trump as the nominee, 24% say he lacks the temperament to serve effectively, and 29% say he wouldn’t be fit for office if convicted of a crime.

At the end of the day, 19% say they wouldn’t support Trump in November, with 11% of that number preferring Biden and 8% saying they wouldn’t vote for either. Nationally, 6% of Republicans voted for Biden in 2020. Nonparticipation by some Republicans would be a further risk for Trump.

Much of the criticism of Trump comes from Haley voters, who turned out despite her departure from the race. (Absentee voting in Ohio opened Feb. 21, two weeks before Haley suspended her campaign.) Among her supporters, 89% would be dissatisfied with Trump as the nominee, 92% say he lacks the temperament for office, and 88% say he’d be unfit if convicted. Eight in 10 say they wouldn’t vote for him in the general election, with 48% preferring Biden and 32% saying they wouldn’t vote for either candidate. Just 19% of Haley voters say they’d vote for Trump in the fall.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/half-haley-voters-ohio-theyd-220400159.html

March 14, 2024

49ers restructure Kyle Juszczyk's contract; free up $1.75 million

Multiple reports have said the 49ers have agreed to a deal with fullback Kyle Juszczyk. He restructured his contract and will free up roughly $1.75 million in cap space.

Juszczyk has two years left on his contract. Despite the restructure, he remains the highest-paid fullback in the NFL.

Juszczyk has a difficult job. He’s the player running in motion non-stop before the ball is snapped and rarely gets a target. He does a lot of the dirty work that allows Christian McCaffrey to spring free or Brock Purdy to stay upright in the pocket.

Finding the appropriate valuation for that role is next to impossible. Then, you factor in Juice is 33, but still has two more years on his contract, and you can see why the team approached him about his contract.

https://www.ninersnation.com/2024/3/11/24096984/kyle-juszczyk-christian-mccaffrey-arik-armstead-brock-purdy-49ers-kyle-shanahan-salary-cap

March 13, 2024

'No point donating now': Lifelong Republicans revolt after Lara Trump elected RNC co-chair

Former President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has now officially replaced Ronna McDaniel as the new co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) following a unanimous vote.

Despite having no previous campaign or political organizing experience, Lara — who is the wife of the former president's son, Eric — is now in charge of the Republican Party's national organization, and is tasked with both retaking the White House in 2024 along with regaining control of the US Senate. Michael Whatley ascended to the top of the GOP along with Lara, after he previously served as chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party.

Right-wing influencer Wendy Patterson, who has more than 150,000 followers on X (formerly Twitter), suggested she may leave the GOP altogether after the news of Lara Trump's ascendancy to the top of the RNC. "Bad idea and shame on her for usurping Scott Pressler," Patterson tweeted, referring to the GOP activist many other conservatives hoped would lead the RNC after McDaniel's exit. "I'm coming hard and fast with the I told you so... This country doesn't stand a chance if you're still voting for popularity contests."

X user @TyRWilliams1, who describes himself as a Navy veteran and an attorney, wrote the GOP had become "a full-blown corruption riddled nepotism laden cult of incompetency." Iraq veteran Peter Henlein tweeted that he was now "out" after "a lifetime of donating to every GOP nominee and multiple down ballot candidates every cycle."

"I donated to help win elections, not to maintain the lifestyle of a billionaire," he wrote. "No point donating now."

https://www.alternet.org/republicans-revolt-lara-trump/?cx_testId=2&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=1&cx_experienceId=EXDEXBKK1F00#cxrecs_s

January 31, 2024

Is Taylor Swift a Pentagon asset?

Jesse Waters has all the answers.

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