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"Tough on crime" GOP decides to no longer be tough on crime

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Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) announced a “three-pronged approach” Tuesday to go after the justice system following former President Trump’s conviction.

The plan, according to Johnson, includes using the appropriations process, legislation brought to the floor and Congress’s oversight authority to take on the Justice Department.

“All those things will be happening vigorously, because we have to do that, because the stakes are too high and because people are losing faith in our institutions,” Johnson said at a press conference. “And that, at the end of the day, is something that should concern every single one of us. And I think it does.”

The Speaker’s rollout comes less than a week after a 12-person jury found Trump guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. The case centered on a $130,000 hush money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels.

Johnson and other Republicans have railed at the verdict, accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) of having campaigned on prosecuting Trump, and taking aim at Michael Cohen, the prosecution’s star witness, as untrustworthy.

House Republicans have already begun carrying out elements of their three-pronged strategy.

Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced he would “demand” that Bragg and Matthew Colangelo, another prosecutor on the hush money case, appear for testimony about “the unprecedented political prosecution” of Trump.
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Democrats continue their propaganda

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Democrats continue their propaganda war, writing poorly written bills purposefully written so that they won't get passed, and then adding nice sounding names so that they can push propaganda when it gets voted down by people who actually care about passing decent legislation
Race to replace McConnell heats up over response to Democratic ‘show’ votes

Senate Republicans face a tough decision next week, when Schumer will force them to vote on a bill to protect access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) that has been written in a way that few if any GOP lawmakers could support without significant changes.

Schumer is bringing the bill to the floor even though he knows Republicans oppose it so Democrats can portray Republicans as extreme on women’s health issues and to highlight the ramifications of the Supreme Court overturning the national right to abortion in 2022.

He used the same tactic earlier this week when he forced a vote on advancing the Right to Contraception Act. That bill is sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Republicans said it’s full of poison-pill provisions.

It failed 39-51, with only two Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) — voting with Democrats to allow the bill to move forward.

Senate Republican Whip John Thune has argued to colleagues that Republicans should block the Democratic bills from even coming up for debate on the floor.

He says voting to begin debates on these bills still wouldn’t give a chance to amend them, doing so would only drag out the process and allow Democrats to inflict maximum political damage.

“These are show votes. We’ve seen show votes before, and historically the practice on show votes is to vote against show votes and to point out that they are political votes that are not designed to become law.”
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Japanese soldier gets killed by comrades in a training accident with a grenade

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Based Rishi

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UK Conservatives say they will define sex as biological to end 'confusion'

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Conservatives will clearly define sex as biological in the Equality Act if they win an election on July 4 to end an "ambiguity" that is putting women and girls' safety at risk, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.
Before the vote, the Conservatives are pressing issues aimed at securing its core vote such as policies protecting pensioners, tackling illegal immigration and introducing mandatory national service for 18-year-olds.

"The safety of women and girls is too important to allow the current confusion around definitions of sex and gender to persist," the party said in a statement.
"The Conservatives believe that making this change in law will enhance protections in a way that respects the privacy and dignity of everyone in society."
The Conservatives, who are around 20 percentage points behind the opposition Labour Party in the polls, said the confusion had left single-sex service providers vulnerable to challenge and legal action.
Article continues about based Rish of you can be bothered to click the link...
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Corrupt, Liberal Despot Texas Tells Their People to Use Less Cars

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Texas Asks People to Avoid Using Their Cars
Published Jun 07, 2024 at 9:20 AM EDT

Texas officials are urging residents in some areas to use different modes of transportation other than their cars on Friday as ozone pollution in the state reach concerning levels.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has declared an Ozone Action Day for the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Galveston and Brazoria areas because of high levels of ozone, also known as smog. Officials suggested that to help reduce the pollution, people should minimize the use of their vehicles.

"Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone pollution in the Houston, Galveston, and surrounding areas on Friday," the alert posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) said. "You can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a ride, walking, riding a bicycle, taking your lunch to work, avoiding drive through lanes, conserving energy and keeping your vehicle properly tuned."

The warning comes a day after California also experienced high levels of air pollution and warned people in Imperial County to delay visiting gas stations and using chemicals until ozone levels improve.

As of Friday morning, the Texas cities in question were experiencing moderate air quality valued between the Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers of 50 and 99. Air quality is considered "acceptable" at this level, although some people unusually sensitive to air pollution could experience impacts.
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Rishi Sunak apologises for leaving D-Day ceremony early

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Rishi Sunak has said it was a "mistake" to return from D-Day commemorations in Normandy early.

The prime minister was heavily criticised for not being at the final moments of the 80th anniversary D-Day ceremony on Thursday as he travelled back from France to the UK to record a TV interview.

On Friday morning, he issued an apology and said he cares "deeply about veterans", but the mishap has left him open to attacks from other political parties as the election campaign enters its third week.
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Biden continues to lie

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The man who got Zlochevsky off the hook, Joe Biden, has been proven to be continually lying about not being involved in hunters business dealing, according to interviews, emails, and records reviewed by politico

for years, Joe Biden shared a bookkeeper with his son, Hunter. He also shared a personal lawyer with his brother, Jim. And when Jim Biden wanted to know more about one of Hunter Biden’s associates, he hired the former head of Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail to investigate.

Since 2019, Joe Biden has repeatedly distanced himself from his family’s business dealings, saying that he has never so much as discussed them with his relatives or with anyone else. But House impeachment inquiry interviews, public records and emails reviewed by POLITICO show that members of his inner circle were regularly enmeshed in those dealings: Many of the president’s closest staffers and advisers have doubled as his relatives’ business associates, both during and after their stints working for the man at the center of the Biden family orbit.

Those overlaps reflect an all-in-the family approach to business and politicking that dates back a half-century to the president’s first Senate bid, run primarily by his parents and siblings. Since then, his political patrons have at times forged business ties with his relatives, who in turn have converted some of their business partners into campaign supporters. And over a lifetime in public life, some of the president’s aides have taken on roles as surrogate members of the tight-knit Biden clan.

The Bidens’ approach complicates their efforts to distance the president from his family’s ventures

science confirms gun owners huge dicks, anti gunners micrococks

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Do men with big guns have small penises? Science finally reveals what they’re really packin’
There’s a good reason to ask whether or not it’s a gun in their pocket.

The long-held myth that men who own guns are … err, overcompensating for something … has been debunked by scientists in a new study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health.

Rather, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio found that men quite satisfied with certain physical assets are most likely to have guns.

The correlation between the male sexual psyche and behaviors like buying big houses, driving loud cars and dating young women is a common comedic trope in popular culture as well a topic of legitimate sociological speculation, including the suggestion that men who are preoccupied with guns are also insecure about their small penis.
“Contrary to popular beliefs, our current study shows that men who are more satisfied with the size of their penises are more likely to personally own guns,” said study author Terrence D. Hill, a professor at UTSA.

In a previous study, UTSA researchers found no relationship between gun ownership and sexual dysfunction. Still, Hill’s team aimed to identify a direct link between penis size and guns for the latest findings.
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Alex Jones to Liquidate Infowars

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Far-right conspiracy theorist and InfoWars owner Alex Jones on Thursday took steps to liquidate his assets in order to pay legal damages owed to victims of the the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

The move is necessary to cover the $1.5 billion he has been ordered to pay the families of victims, and would end his ownership of InfoWars, which he founded in the late 1990s.

Lawyers for Jones wrote in a court filing Thursday that "there is no reasonable prospect of a successful reorganization" of his debts stemming from defamation lawsuits.

Jones had called the school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a hoax, and said on his show that it was staged by actors in an effort to pass more gun control laws.

Over the weekend, Jones said on his radio show that he expected Infowars to be shut down within months. "There's really no avenue out of this," Jones said on Sunday. "I'm kind of in the bunker here. And don't worry. I'll come back. The enemy can't help but do this attack," he said.

Liquidation could mean that Austin, Texas-based Jones would have to sell most of his assets, including his company, but could keep his home and other belongings that are exempt from bankruptcy liquidation. Proceeds would go to his creditors, including the Sandy Hook families.
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