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Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies

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WASHINGTON — The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.

The unidentified creator of the video operates under the name “The GeekzTeam” and has proclaimed on Twitter to be a “red blooded American with ZERO tolerance for the liberal agenda.” Like many in the online group, the person specializes in creating pro-Trump internet content, often by remixing the president’s image into clips from popular movies and television shows.

Another of the provocateurs, Logan Cook, who often has posted the videos on MemeWorld, his website, participated in a social media summit at the White House in July and took his children to meet the president in the Oval Office, accompanied by Dan Scavino, the White House social media director.

The connections underscore how the president’s escalating war on what he calls the “fake news” media has elevated people from the far-right fringe into allies who defend him with extreme language and images.

The president did not mention the video on Monday in the blizzard of Tweets he sent out wishing a former press secretary good luck on “Dancing with the Stars,” defending his recent decisions on Syria and attacking Democrats for their impeachment inquiry. But Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said Mr. Trump condemned the video.

It was shown at a meeting of American Priority, a pro-Trump organization, celebrating “free speech, free association and American culture” at Trump National Doral Miami, which he owns.

Many who attended — including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son — said they did not condone the violence portrayed and were not aware that the video had played on a loop in a conference room next to the resort’s Donald J. Trump Ballroom. Two small television screens were set up in the conference room, and the video was projected against a wall, according to one person who attended and shared a photo.

The online community that makes and shares grisly videos like this one aims to use what are known as “spicy memes” to fire up the president’s base, stir outrage among his opponents and provoke coverage by the mainstream media, which often helps amplify the messages.

Some of these meme-makers earn money by soliciting donations or running ads on YouTube. (Data from SocialBlade, a website that tracks social media statistics, estimates that TheGeekzTeam has earned less than $2,000 from his or her channel over the past year.) Others do it purely for the notoriety — or, best of all, an approving retweet from the president.

TheGeekzTeam has been a prolific meme-maker for several years, posting videos with titles like “Captain MAGA” and “Trump: The Punisher” to YouTube and to r/the_donald, a large pro-Trump forum on Reddit. The video shown at the American Priority meeting was first posted on YouTube in July 2018.

Earlier this year, the account began contributing to MemeWorld, a centralized meme repository organized by Mr. Cook, who goes by the name “Carpe Donktum” online.

Mr. Cook’s website acts as a clearinghouse for offensive memes and videos, allowing users to post homemade videos that often depict Mr. Trump as a crusader or superhero who uses violence to suppress news outlets, individual journalists and political opponents.

On Monday, Mr. Cook’s site posted a statement disavowing political violence while defending TheGeekzTeam, saying that the video showing Mr. Trump shooting, stabbing and punching his foes was “clearly satirical.”

Mr. Cook’s own videos, as well as his one-stop shop of a website, have become a go-to resource for Mr. Scavino, who often shares items with Mr. Trump. In April, Mr. Cook landed in the center of a controversy over a doctored version of a video in which former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. addressed his interactions with women.

In the doctored video, a cartoon version of Mr. Biden appears to be nuzzling the back of his own head. Mr. Trump shared the video with his 60 million followers on Twitter at the time.

“Trolls in the White House,” Mr. Cook wrote in a photo on his Instagram account on July 11, describing his family greeting Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.

At the White House social media meeting, which honored pro-Trump meme-makers and other members of the far-right ecosystem, Mr. Trump praised a room full of content creators as people who had worked with Mr. Scavino on ideas that ultimately saved him money on advertising.

“He’ll come up with ideas, and you’ll come up with ideas,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Scavino and the attendees. “And he’ll run into my office. He said, ‘You got to see this.’”

Mr. Trump added, “Some of you are extraordinary. I can’t say everybody, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.”

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment about why Mr. Cook was invited to the White House social media meeting in the first place.

Tracing the origins of the video shown over the weekend illustrates the often-complicated origins of “spicy memes.” The video was taken from the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and showed the actor Colin Firth in a church massacre scene. In the movie, the people killed are members of a fundamentalist church.

In an earlier online iteration the target was one news organization: CNN. Mr. Trump’s head was superimposed on Mr. Firth’s body, but all the people punched, shot and stabbed had CNN logos covering their faces.

“You are fake news,” Mr. Trump said as he pointed a gun at a woman with the logo for a face.

The creator of that original video, Andres Hughes, said online that he made it and submitted it to a meme contest run by the right-wing website Infowars three years ago, hoping to win a $20,000 prize.

But in July 2018, the doctored film clip was further altered to include new targets. News organizations like PBS, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post were added to the mix.

Mr. Trump was also depicted killing and maiming political enemies like Representative Maxine Waters of California; Senator John McCain of Arizona, who died last year; Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton; as well as Hillary Clinton and others.

The video, which had fewer than 1,000 views on YouTube as of Sunday night, had clocked nearly 200,000 by midday Monday but was removed from the site a few hours later because of a copyright complaint. On Sunday, TheGeekzTeam appeared to celebrate the video’s success, posting a new one on Twitter that showed CNN’s logo exploding after coming into contact with the phrase “Trump memes.”

An email to an address listed on the creator’s YouTube channel was not immediately returned. American Priority denounced the video shown at its event as not “approved, seen or sanctioned” by the organizers and condemned violence of any kind. But the group’s founder, Alex Phillips, has his own longstanding relationship with Mr. Cook, and has supported his work online.

In a video posted to Facebook in June, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Cook played down the idea that such content can foment hate and violence. “Hate speech is a made-up word,” Mr. Cook says in the video. “You can’t cause violence with words.”

Mr. Phillips said he agreed. “The truth hurts sometimes,” he responds. “Deal with it.”

Annie Karnie and Katie Rogers reported from Washington, and Kevin Roose from San Francisco. Jeremy Peters and Kitty Bennett contributed reporting from Washington.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies

Westlake Legal Group 14dc-video1-sub-facebookJumbo Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Trump National Doral Miami (Doral, Fla) News and News Media impeachment Florida

WASHINGTON — The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.

The unidentified creator of the video operates under the name “The GeekzTeam” and has proclaimed on Twitter to be a “red blooded American with ZERO tolerance for the liberal agenda.” Like many in the online group, the person specializes in creating pro-Trump internet content, often by remixing the president’s image into clips from popular movies and television shows.

Another of the provocateurs, Logan Cook, who often has posted the videos on MemeWorld, his website, participated in a social media summit at the White House in July and took his children to meet the president in the Oval Office, accompanied by Dan Scavino, the White House social media director.

The connections underscore how the president’s escalating war on what he calls the “fake news” media has elevated people from the far-right fringe into allies who defend him with extreme language and images.

The president did not mention the video on Monday in the blizzard of Tweets he sent out wishing a former press secretary good luck on “Dancing with the Stars,” defending his recent decisions on Syria and attacking Democrats for their impeachment inquiry. But Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said Mr. Trump condemned the video.

It was shown at a meeting of American Priority, a pro-Trump organization, celebrating “free speech, free association and American culture” at Trump National Doral Miami, which he owns.

Many who attended — including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son — said they did not condone the violence portrayed and were not aware that the video had played on a loop in a conference room next to the resort’s Donald J. Trump Ballroom. Two small television screens were set up in the conference room, and the video was projected against a wall, according to one person who attended and shared a photo.

The online community that makes and shares grisly videos like this one aims to use what are known as “spicy memes” to fire up the president’s base, stir outrage among his opponents and provoke coverage by the mainstream media, which often helps amplify the messages.

Some of these meme-makers earn money by soliciting donations or running ads on YouTube. (Data from SocialBlade, a website that tracks social media statistics, estimates that TheGeekzTeam has earned less than $2,000 from his or her channel over the past year.) Others do it purely for the notoriety — or, best of all, an approving retweet from the president.

TheGeekzTeam has been a prolific meme-maker for several years, posting videos with titles like “Captain MAGA” and “Trump: The Punisher” to YouTube and to r/the_donald, a large pro-Trump forum on Reddit. The video shown at the American Priority meeting was first posted on YouTube in July 2018.

Earlier this year, the account began contributing to MemeWorld, a centralized meme repository organized by Mr. Cook, who goes by the name “Carpe Donktum” online.

Mr. Cook’s website acts as a clearinghouse for offensive memes and videos, allowing users to post homemade videos that often depict Mr. Trump as a crusader or superhero who uses violence to suppress news outlets, individual journalists and political opponents.

On Monday, Mr. Cook’s site posted a statement disavowing political violence while defending TheGeekzTeam, saying that the video showing Mr. Trump shooting, stabbing and punching his foes was “clearly satirical.”

Mr. Cook’s own videos, as well as his one-stop shop of a website, have become a go-to resource for Mr. Scavino, who often shares items with Mr. Trump. In April, Mr. Cook landed in the center of a controversy over a doctored version of a video in which former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. addressed his interactions with women.

In the doctored video, a cartoon version of Mr. Biden appears to be nuzzling the back of his own head. Mr. Trump shared the video with his 60 million followers on Twitter at the time.

“Trolls in the White House,” Mr. Cook wrote in a photo on his Instagram account on July 11, describing his family greeting Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.

At the White House social media meeting, which honored pro-Trump meme-makers and other members of the far-right ecosystem, Mr. Trump praised a room full of content creators as people who had worked with Mr. Scavino on ideas that ultimately saved him money on advertising.

“He’ll come up with ideas, and you’ll come up with ideas,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Scavino and the attendees. “And he’ll run into my office. He said, ‘You got to see this.’”

Mr. Trump added, “Some of you are extraordinary. I can’t say everybody, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.”

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment about why Mr. Cook was invited to the White House social media meeting in the first place.

Tracing the origins of the video shown over the weekend illustrates the often-complicated origins of “spicy memes.” The video was taken from the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and showed the actor Colin Firth in a church massacre scene. In the movie, the people killed are members of a fundamentalist church.

In an earlier online iteration the target was one news organization: CNN. Mr. Trump’s head was superimposed on Mr. Firth’s body, but all the people punched, shot and stabbed had CNN logos covering their faces.

“You are fake news,” Mr. Trump said as he pointed a gun at a woman with the logo for a face.

The creator of that original video, Andres Hughes, said online that he made it and submitted it to a meme contest run by the right-wing website Infowars three years ago, hoping to win a $20,000 prize.

But in July 2018, the doctored film clip was further altered to include new targets. News organizations like PBS, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post were added to the mix.

Mr. Trump was also depicted killing and maiming political enemies like Representative Maxine Waters of California; Senator John McCain of Arizona, who died last year; Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton; as well as Hillary Clinton and others.

The video, which had fewer than 1,000 views on YouTube as of Sunday night, had clocked nearly 200,000 by midday Monday but was removed from the site a few hours later because of a copyright complaint. On Sunday, TheGeekzTeam appeared to celebrate the video’s success, posting a new one on Twitter that showed CNN’s logo exploding after coming into contact with the phrase “Trump memes.”

An email to an address listed on the creator’s YouTube channel was not immediately returned. American Priority denounced the video shown at its event as not “approved, seen or sanctioned” by the organizers and condemned violence of any kind. But the group’s founder, Alex Phillips, has his own longstanding relationship with Mr. Cook, and has supported his work online.

In a video posted to Facebook in June, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Cook played down the idea that such content can foment hate and violence. “Hate speech is a made-up word,” Mr. Cook says in the video. “You can’t cause violence with words.”

Mr. Phillips said he agreed. “The truth hurts sometimes,” he responds. “Deal with it.”

Annie Karnie and Katie Rogers reported from Washington, and Kevin Roose from San Francisco. Jeremy Peters and Kitty Bennett contributed reporting from Washington.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies

Westlake Legal Group 14dc-video1-sub-facebookJumbo Violent Video Was Product of Right-Wing Provocateurs and Trump Allies United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Trump National Doral Miami (Doral, Fla) News and News Media impeachment Florida

WASHINGTON — The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.

The unidentified creator of the video operates under the name “The GeekzTeam” and has proclaimed on Twitter to be a “red blooded American with ZERO tolerance for the liberal agenda.” Like many in the online group, the person specializes in creating pro-Trump internet content, often by remixing the president’s image into clips from popular movies and television shows.

Another of the provocateurs, Logan Cook, who often has posted the videos on MemeWorld, his website, participated in a social media summit at the White House in July and took his children to meet the president in the Oval Office, accompanied by Dan Scavino, the White House social media director.

The connections underscore how the president’s escalating war on what he calls the “fake news” media has elevated people from the far-right fringe into allies who defend him with extreme language and images.

The president did not mention the video on Monday in the blizzard of Tweets he sent out wishing a former press secretary good luck on “Dancing with the Stars,” defending his recent decisions on Syria and attacking Democrats for their impeachment inquiry. But Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said Mr. Trump condemned the video.

It was shown at a meeting of American Priority, a pro-Trump organization, celebrating “free speech, free association and American culture” at Trump National Doral Miami, which he owns.

Many who attended — including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son — said they did not condone the violence portrayed and were not aware that the video had played on a loop in a conference room next to the resort’s Donald J. Trump Ballroom. Two small television screens were set up in the conference room, and the video was projected against a wall, according to one person who attended and shared a photo.

The online community that makes and shares grisly videos like this one aims to use what are known as “spicy memes” to fire up the president’s base, stir outrage among his opponents and provoke coverage by the mainstream media, which often helps amplify the messages.

Some of these meme-makers earn money by soliciting donations or running ads on YouTube. (Data from SocialBlade, a website that tracks social media statistics, estimates that TheGeekzTeam has earned less than $2,000 from his or her channel over the past year.) Others do it purely for the notoriety — or, best of all, an approving retweet from the president.

TheGeekzTeam has been a prolific meme-maker for several years, posting videos with titles like “Captain MAGA” and “Trump: The Punisher” to YouTube and to r/the_donald, a large pro-Trump forum on Reddit. The video shown at the American Priority meeting was first posted on YouTube in July 2018.

Earlier this year, the account began contributing to MemeWorld, a centralized meme repository organized by Mr. Cook, who goes by the name “Carpe Donktum” online.

Mr. Cook’s website acts as a clearinghouse for offensive memes and videos, allowing users to post homemade videos that often depict Mr. Trump as a crusader or superhero who uses violence to suppress news outlets, individual journalists and political opponents.

On Monday, Mr. Cook’s site posted a statement disavowing political violence while defending TheGeekzTeam, saying that the video showing Mr. Trump shooting, stabbing and punching his foes was “clearly satirical.”

Mr. Cook’s own videos, as well as his one-stop shop of a website, have become a go-to resource for Mr. Scavino, who often shares items with Mr. Trump. In April, Mr. Cook landed in the center of a controversy over a doctored version of a video in which former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. addressed his interactions with women.

In the doctored video, a cartoon version of Mr. Biden appears to be nuzzling the back of his own head. Mr. Trump shared the video with his 60 million followers on Twitter at the time.

“Trolls in the White House,” Mr. Cook wrote in a photo on his Instagram account on July 11, describing his family greeting Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.

At the White House social media meeting, which honored pro-Trump meme-makers and other members of the far-right ecosystem, Mr. Trump praised a room full of content creators as people who had worked with Mr. Scavino on ideas that ultimately saved him money on advertising.

“He’ll come up with ideas, and you’ll come up with ideas,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Scavino and the attendees. “And he’ll run into my office. He said, ‘You got to see this.’”

Mr. Trump added, “Some of you are extraordinary. I can’t say everybody, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.”

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment about why Mr. Cook was invited to the White House social media meeting in the first place.

Tracing the origins of the video shown over the weekend illustrates the often-complicated origins of “spicy memes.” The video was taken from the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and showed the actor Colin Firth in a church massacre scene. In the movie, the people killed are members of a fundamentalist church.

In an earlier online iteration the target was one news organization: CNN. Mr. Trump’s head was superimposed on Mr. Firth’s body, but all the people punched, shot and stabbed had CNN logos covering their faces.

“You are fake news,” Mr. Trump said as he pointed a gun at a woman with the logo for a face.

The creator of that original video, Andres Hughes, said online that he made it and submitted it to a meme contest run by the right-wing website Infowars three years ago, hoping to win a $20,000 prize.

But in July 2018, the doctored film clip was further altered to include new targets. News organizations like PBS, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post were added to the mix.

Mr. Trump was also depicted killing and maiming political enemies like Representative Maxine Waters of California; Senator John McCain of Arizona, who died last year; Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton; as well as Hillary Clinton and others.

The video, which had fewer than 1,000 views on YouTube as of Sunday night, had clocked nearly 200,000 by midday Monday but was removed from the site a few hours later because of a copyright complaint. On Sunday, TheGeekzTeam appeared to celebrate the video’s success, posting a new one on Twitter that showed CNN’s logo exploding after coming into contact with the phrase “Trump memes.”

An email to an address listed on the creator’s YouTube channel was not immediately returned. American Priority denounced the video shown at its event as not “approved, seen or sanctioned” by the organizers and condemned violence of any kind. But the group’s founder, Alex Phillips, has his own longstanding relationship with Mr. Cook, and has supported his work online.

In a video posted to Facebook in June, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Cook played down the idea that such content can foment hate and violence. “Hate speech is a made-up word,” Mr. Cook says in the video. “You can’t cause violence with words.”

Mr. Phillips said he agreed. “The truth hurts sometimes,” he responds. “Deal with it.”

Annie Karnie and Katie Rogers reported from Washington, and Kevin Roose from San Francisco. Jeremy Peters and Kitty Bennett contributed reporting from Washington.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Florida’s ban on sanctuary cities takes effect today

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A law requiring police in Florida to cooperate with Immigration agents takes effect today. The new law requires local law enforcement to hold prisoners up to 48-hours beyond their release date so they can be picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

Under the law, local police departments will be required to hold undocumented immigrants who have been detained for an additional 48 hours, until ICE arrives and transports them to a federal detention center. People who have fully served their local sentence or posted bond will also be detained for the extra two days…

The law allows the governor or attorney general to take action on elected officials who don’t comply with the law, including removing them from office…

To stay in compliance with the new Florida law, law enforcement offices in all 67 Florida counties will be required to enter into formal agreements with ICE. In the agreements, ICE promises to pay local governments $50 for holding an immigrant up to an extra two days. A group of Florida sheriffs were the first in the nation to reach these kinds of agreements with ICE in 2017. Under the new law, they are mandatory.

A federal judge did block one portion of the new law which required local law enforcement to assist ICE by driving people across state lines but left the rest of the law intact. CNN reports that no municipality in Florida had actually declared itself a “sanctuary city” prior to the passage of the new law; however, South Miami sued to block the law arguing that it limited local discretion about cooperation with ICE:

“Our police are responsible for maintaining the public safety, and as soon as they are seen as somebody who might turn you in if you called for assistance, they’re no longer trusted and they can no longer do their primary job of keeping all the citizens and all the residents of a community safe,” [Mayor] Stoddard said. “It creates divisions.”

Stoddard, who said the city had been approached about the lawsuit by the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the statute is vague and overrides local authority.

“This state-level anti-sanctuary movement not only looks to repeal local sanctuary policies, it is also aimed at eliminating the discretion that local communities have traditionally exercised over their involvement in federal immigration enforcement efforts,” the resolution approved by the city commission states.

The contrary argument to the one being made about the potential for reduced cooperation with police is that illegal immigrants who are already in jail can be picked up safely and removed from the country rather than be allowed to remain and commit additional crimes.

This argument played out in Central California last month when Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera opened fire on two sheriff’s deputies who showed up to arrest him for failing to appear in court on a domestic violence charge. One of the deputies was shot twice but survived thanks to his vest. Lopez-Herrera was eventually arrested after a high-speed chase and more gunfire. Merced Sheriff Van Warnke expressed frustration that Lopez-Herrera hadn’t been deported after a previous arrest, “We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over.”

The post Florida’s ban on sanctuary cities takes effect today appeared first on Hot Air.

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Source Claims Casey Anthony Wants to Have More Children – She ‘Feels Like Her Biological Clock is Ticking’

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In 2008, Casey Anthony was indicted by a grand jury for the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Other charges: aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to police.

As stated by ABC News:

Casey Anthony’s legal team opened her defense by admitting that she had lied about a babysitter having stolen her daughter Caylee a month earlier, claiming the child had drowned instead.

She was sentenced to four years for lying, but the murder charge was unsuccessful.

I could write much more, but let’s just say many, many, many people believe she was guilty.

Yet, a jury felt otherwise, and now the South Florida resident is reportedly lookin’ to make more.

Babies, that is.

Someone close to Casey told People magazine she “feels like her biological clock is ticking,” and that she wants to “find some meaning in her life.”

She may have been trying to do that last part for a long while — following her 2011 release from jail, she took to the shelter of the Cross Church of Palm City.

It seems a new phase is now in order.

According to the source, Casey’s no longer the “young girl who everyone saw on trial.” She purportedly now wants “marriage, family, the white picket fence. … In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey. She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability.”

It’s not the first time the notion’s come up in the press.

In a 2017 article by the AP, Casey expressed her desire to have more children.

But she could “never live with” someone being mean to them:

“If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that.”

It would be true even if the jury was right: Many would say she’s proved she can live with quite a lot.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Are Comedians Finally Fighting Back Against The Far Left’s Cultural Clampdown?

A Hit-Making Music Star Announces He’s No Longer A Man

Bock Bock, Beto Lays Another Egg: In America, You Can Murder Transgendered Non-Whites ‘With Impunity’

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

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Source Claims Casey Anthony Wants to Have More Children – She ‘Feels Like Her Biological Clock is Ticking’

Westlake Legal Group child-1440526_1280-620x413 Source Claims Casey Anthony Wants to Have More Children – She ‘Feels Like Her Biological Clock is Ticking’ Uncategorized murder Front Page Stories Florida Featured Story Culture crime Courts children caylee anthony Casey Anthony Allow Media Exception

 

 

In 2008, Casey Anthony was indicted by a grand jury for the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Other charges: aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to police.

As stated by ABC News:

Casey Anthony’s legal team opened her defense by admitting that she had lied about a babysitter having stolen her daughter Caylee a month earlier, claiming the child had drowned instead.

She was sentenced to four years for lying, but the murder charge was unsuccessful.

I could write much more, but let’s just say many, many, many people believe she was guilty.

Yet, a jury felt otherwise, and now the South Florida resident is reportedly lookin’ to make more.

Babies, that is.

Someone close to Casey told People magazine she “feels like her biological clock is ticking,” and that she wants to “find some meaning in her life.”

She may have been trying to do that last part for a long while — following her 2011 release from jail, she took to the shelter of the Cross Church of Palm City.

It seems a new phase is now in order.

According to the source, Casey’s no longer the “young girl who everyone saw on trial.” She purportedly now wants “marriage, family, the white picket fence. … In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey. She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability.”

It’s not the first time the notion’s come up in the press.

In a 2017 article by the AP, Casey expressed her desire to have more children.

But she could “never live with” someone being mean to them:

“If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that.”

It would be true even if the jury was right: Many would say she’s proved she can live with quite a lot.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Are Comedians Finally Fighting Back Against The Far Left’s Cultural Clampdown?

A Hit-Making Music Star Announces He’s No Longer A Man

Bock Bock, Beto Lays Another Egg: In America, You Can Murder Transgendered Non-Whites ‘With Impunity’

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. 

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Joe Biden’s Campaign Has the Forward Trajectory of a Bag of Jell-O

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I don’t know why anyone ever thought Joe Biden would win. On a good day, when he was sniffing the hair of random women, or telling racist jokes, or lying about his family history, or shaking down banks for large loans he would never have to repay, the best you could say about Joe Biden was that he was inoffensive and could work a small group of elderly voters  in a workmanlike manner. Add to that his age and obvious cognitive impairment, and what you have left is the sad shell of a Democrat apparatchik whose appeal to the Democrat base is somewhere between “it’s my turn” and “I’m not batsh** crazy like those other guys” and to the general electorate is “I’m not Donald Trump.”

While the RCP average (which, let’s be honest, is a lot like averaging apples and oranges and declaring the result to be kumquats) still shows Biden with a 7 point lead, that number is both a) meaningless (as there is no national primary) and b) deceptive. Over the past three weeks we’ve seen a major shift in the landscape with Elizabeth Warren pulling even with Biden.

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Internal polling by Biden’s own campaign shows him in a freefall:

With more than four months until Iowa’s Feb. 3 caucus, there is plenty of time for the dynamics of the race to change. But there’s also cause for some alarm for Biden. In New Hampshire, Tyson’s just-completed 600-likely voter poll shows Warren with 18 percent of the vote and Biden 15 percent in an open-ended ballot question. It’s a dramatic change from his last poll, with Biden dropping 18 points while Warren gained 7 — a 25-point shift.

Biden’s level of support in South Carolina makes it his firewall state, but even in South Carolina there are troubling signs of erosion. While he remains on top, among black voters, who are more than 60 percent of the Democratic electorate, Biden has plummeted 19 points in Tyson’s polls. That’s a potential leading indicator of the problems he could face after South Carolina’s Feb. 29 primary when many of the minority-heavy Southeastern states — as well as Texas and California — beginning voting on Super Tuesday, March 3, and thereafter.

Florida, where about 28 percent of the Democratic primary electorate is black, votes March 17. Biden is in first there with 24 percent of the Democratic vote, losing 15 points since May in Tyson’s polls. Warren moved into second with 11 percent, a 6-point increase while Sanders is in third with 5 percent, an 11-point loss since before the first candidate debate.

The percentage of Democratic voters who were undecided also shot up by double-digits in polls of the state.

In Iowa, Warren has pulled ahead of Joe Biden — marginally — for the first time, according to the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll released Saturday. Pollster J. Ann Selzer’s highly regarded survey of caucus-goers showed Warren was benefiting from an enthusiasm gap — 32 percent said they’re “extremely enthusiastic” about caucusing for the Massachusetts senator, compared with 22 percent those who support the former vice president.

My contention was, and is, that the Ukraine silliness is going to mortally wound Biden because no matter how much the left and NeverTrump lecture people on how all the Euros wanted the Ukrainian prosecutor fired because he is corrupt no one really believes that while everyone understands Joe Biden using his clout to protect his son. And so long as President Trump continues to hammer on that subject, the narrative will stick to Biden and his core quality that would lead anyone to vote for him–electability–becomes more and more tenuous.

The New York Times reports that Biden’s supporters are running scared and are organizing a Super PAC to staunch the bleeding:

Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr., concerned about his slipping poll numbers in the Democratic presidential primary and an onslaught of attacks from President Trump, are weighing whether to mobilize a super PAC supporting Mr. Biden and have held conversations with wealthy donors to gauge their interest in contributing money.

I can save you the trouble. Zero. None. Zilch. Nada. Because that isn’t how any of this works. Biden doesn’t have a massively engaged fan base. He can’t pack arenas for his stump speeches. He was the comfort candidate in the beginning and now he’s dying and it is only going to get worse. No one opens their checkbooks to the kind of donation that is needed to make a difference in a campaign when the candidate is losing momentum and doesn’t seem to understand why the hell he’s even running beyond providing more opportunities for Hunter Biden to grift.

At the bottom of that NYT piece was this rather ominous statement:

The next round of fund-raising reports, due after the end of the month, will also reveal whether Mr. Biden is still in a strong financial position relative to his nearest competitors. In the last quarter, Mr. Biden raised the second-most money of any candidate, trailing only Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. But he finished June with less money in the bank than Mr. Buttigieg, Ms. Warren, Mr. Sanders and Senator Kamala Harris of California.

And this broke earlier in the day.

If Joe Biden loses Iowa and New Hampshire, he can hope all he wants for a South Carolina win but if it is anything less than a blowout, the momentum will be seen to be with Warren. And unless fundraising picks up, Biden won’t be around for South Carolina.

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Elizabeth Warren Makes a Joke of Herself by Doing the Worst Thing Possible After Denouncing Lobbying as ‘Legalized Bribery’

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Here’s an odd way to go about things.

On Monday, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren revealed an anti-corruption plan that would instigate a “cooling off” period for lobbyists prior to being employed by the government.

The plan would also prevent them from donating to political campaigns.

And why? Because, as per Elizabeth in a piece for Medium, that’s “legalized bribery.”

Got that? Lobbying is bad:

“The fundamental promise of our democracy is that every voice matters. But when lobbyists and big corporations can buy influence from politicians, that promise is broken. The first thing to do to fix it is to end lobbying as we know it.”

Duly noted.

So what’d she do the very next day? Hire a lobbyist.

Kimberly Diaz Scott — who, as recently as January, was a registered lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates — announced her exit from the organization in order to lead Elizabeth’s campaign in the Sunshine State.

But, as Kimberly told the Miami Herald, she’ll still be carrying the abortion torch:

“I won’t be far from the movement, as I’m humbled and proud to announce my transition as the Florida State Director for Warren for President, assuring that we will continue to fight like hell to elect a brilliant leader who will work to protect the health, safety and future of ALL people. 2020 is not for the rich or selfish, 2020 is for us.”

Got that class warfare lesson? 2020 is for Elizabeth, not for the rich or selfish.

Therefore, Elizabeth clearly isn’t rich.

Kimberly oughta check out the Forbes article “How Elizabeth Warren Built A $12 Million Fortune.”

As for selfishness, how would the former lobbyist otherwise explain a woman as white as the chick from Morton Salt using the lie that she’s an Indian to advance her career?

Among the worst politics has to offer, people open their mouths and leak words that have no bearing on reality (here). From my perspective, the moment someone of wealth pretends not to be — or anyone on their staff participates in the charade — that candidate’s as goofy as all get-out (here). That’s one thing, I believe, people have always liked about Trump: He doesn’t apologize for his success.

Anyway, back to lobbying, here’s more from The Daily Wire:

Warren’s plan said lobbyists were effectively bribing politicians by donating to politicians, but her own political campaigns have received at least $95,000 from lobbyists between 2012 and 2018, CNBC reported.

“Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”

So Elizabeth — who takes money from lobbyists — is against taking money from lobbyists.

That’s…rich.

-ALEX

 

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Elizabeth Warren Makes a Joke of Herself by Doing the Worst Thing Possible After Denouncing Lobbying as ‘Legalized Bribery’

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Here’s an odd way to go about things.

On Monday, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren revealed an anti-corruption plan that would instigate a “cooling off” period for lobbyists prior to being employed by the government.

The plan would also prevent them from donating to political campaigns.

And why? Because, as per Elizabeth in a piece for Medium, that’s “legalized bribery.”

Got that? Lobbying is bad:

“The fundamental promise of our democracy is that every voice matters. But when lobbyists and big corporations can buy influence from politicians, that promise is broken. The first thing to do to fix it is to end lobbying as we know it.”

Duly noted.

So what’d she do the very next day? Hire a lobbyist.

Kimberly Diaz Scott — who, as recently as January, was a registered lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates — announced her exit from the organization in order to lead Elizabeth’s campaign in the Sunshine State.

But, as Kimberly told the Miami Herald, she’ll still be carrying the abortion torch:

“I won’t be far from the movement, as I’m humbled and proud to announce my transition as the Florida State Director for Warren for President, assuring that we will continue to fight like hell to elect a brilliant leader who will work to protect the health, safety and future of ALL people. 2020 is not for the rich or selfish, 2020 is for us.”

Got that class warfare lesson? 2020 is for Elizabeth, not for the rich or selfish.

Therefore, Elizabeth clearly isn’t rich.

Kimberly oughta check out the Forbes article “How Elizabeth Warren Built A $12 Million Fortune.”

As for selfishness, how would the former lobbyist otherwise explain a woman as white as the chick from Morton Salt using the lie that she’s an Indian to advance her career?

Among the worst politics has to offer, people open their mouths and leak words that have no bearing on reality (here). From my perspective, the moment someone of wealth pretends not to be — or anyone on their staff participates in the charade — that candidate’s as goofy as all get-out (here). That’s one thing, I believe, people have always liked about Trump: He doesn’t apologize for his success.

Anyway, back to lobbying, here’s more from The Daily Wire:

Warren’s plan said lobbyists were effectively bribing politicians by donating to politicians, but her own political campaigns have received at least $95,000 from lobbyists between 2012 and 2018, CNBC reported.

“Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”

So Elizabeth — who takes money from lobbyists — is against taking money from lobbyists.

That’s…rich.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Morning Joe’s’ Mika Goes Full Maury, Questions The Paternity Of Barron Trump

The Girl In The Bubble: Alyssa Milano Meets ‘Caricature Of A Villain’ Ted Cruz To Find Out If He’s ‘Really A Human With A Heartbeat’

‘Cause It’s The Best Way To Convince People: Ahead Of The Dem Debate, Climate Change Radicals Suspend Themselves From A Bridge

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South Florida Porn Provider Makes Effort to Sponsor NBA Arena

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Fire up your entendres!

In a move of pure PR that will not close the deal a Miami-based pornography outlet has made a bid to secure the naming rights for the home court of the Miami Heat. The adult entertainment outlet Bang Bros has issued a formal bid with the authorities to have the arena on South Beach named after them.

In a tweeted announcement the company released yesterday they declared their intentions to secure sponsorship of the basketball facility. ”We’ve officially Submitted our $10,000,000 bid for the naming rights to the Miami Heat Arena. We wish to thank American Airlines for their past support of the @MiamiHEAT We intend to change the name to the BangBros Center aka ‘The BBC’ #BangBrosCares.”

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As unlikely as this will become there is a level of legitimate effort. The 20-year arrangement with American Airlines to be the named sponsor of the arena is coming to a close. In a deal being brokered by the local government the new effort is underway to secure a new sponsor. The arena is owned by Dade County and last year the commission announced that the naming rights, which had been in control of the Heat ownership would revert to the government authorities. They have until the end of 2019, after which the deal stipulates they must pay the team $2 million in annual naming revenue.

The county, therefore, is seeking a deal well in excess of that figure, and as soon as word was announced that the American Airlines Arena would be shopping for a new sponsor The Bang Bros arrived with its announced bid of $10 million. In the released statement the porn company also included a mock-up photograph of how the arena would be proposed to appear.

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Currently the roof of ‘The Triple-A” has an image of an airliner, with the American Airlines logo. This was intentional, as the nearby Miami International Airport has some flights going overhead, and the airline uses Miami as one of its hubs. The Bang Bros created an image with their company logo – a van with the doors open – shown on the roof. The porn outlet made a name for itself with videos of sex scenes taking place in vans that were driving through the area.

It is not expected that this proposal will be taken under consideration. Miami-Dade County already has a standard in place that any contracts or sponsorship agreements must be with businesses that are regarded as family-friendly. This meant that the stadium was not permitted to be sponsored by any companies affiliated with alcohol, or tobacco products. It is safe to say that a porn purveyor – albeit a local one – would be prevented from doing business under this guideline.

That said, this is a very typical South Florida story.

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