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House Repubs plan to fight corporations for "wokeness", payback for suspending donations after j6


Populist House Republicans Picking a Fight With US Business Over ‘Woke Capitalism’

(Bloomberg) -- Republicans and their longtime corporate allies are going through a messy breakup as companies’ equality and climate goals run headlong into a GOP movement exploiting social and cultural issues to fire up conservatives.

Most directly in the GOP cross-hairs is the US Chamber of Commerce, which is under pressure from likely House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to replace its leadership after the nation’s biggest business lobby backed some Democratic candidates.

As the conflict simmers, the California Republican and his top lieutenant, Steve Scalise, have refused to meet with Chamber representatives, according to a person familiar with their thinking. And rank-and-file Republicans are largely disregarding the once influential “key vote alerts” the Chamber distributes, a former senior Republican aide said.

Divisions between populist Republicans and big business are rooted in President Donald Trump’s attacks on executives such as General Motors Co.’s chief executive officer, Mary Barra, Merck & Co. Chairman Kenneth C. Frazier, and Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos. When companies suspended campaign donations after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to Republicans who denied the result of the 2020 presidential election, the rift widened, even though many businesses have since resumed their giving.


Interviews with lawmakers, lobbyists and former congressional aides highlighted the growing tensions with a new crop of Republicans more focused on social and cultural issues than business priorities.


“While Republican committee chairs in prior years may have thought twice before taking on private-sector targets, the incoming chairs are likely to conduct vigorous oversight of the private sector,” said Alyssa DaCunha, who advises companies on congressional investigations at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. “They are prepared to deploy more aggressive investigative techniques.”
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sun Nov 27, 2022, 09:49 AM (20 replies)

Georgia early voting lines (today)



Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 06:23 PM (7 replies)

After 6 Years, Florida Face-Biter Is Going on Trial


After 6 Years, Florida Face-Biter Is Going on Trial
Judge will decide whether Austin Harrouff was insane when he killed couple

A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim's face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital. Austin Harrouff, 25, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of first-degree murder and other charges for his August 2016 slayings of John Stevens, a 59-year-old landscaper, and his 53-year-old wife, Michelle Mishcon Stevens.

The former Florida State University student has waived a jury trial, meaning Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer will decide whether Harrouff was insane when he killed the couple, the AP reports. The trial, which was delayed by the pandemic, legal wranglings, and Harrouff’s recovery from critical injuries suffered while drinking a chemical during the attack, is expected to last three weeks.
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 06:15 PM (5 replies)

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.

That's just what election experts had expected and led critics to suggest that the new units were more about politics than rooting out widespread abuses. Most election-related fraud cases already are investigated and prosecuted at the local level.

Florida, Georgia and Virginia created special state-level units after the 2020 election, all pushed by Republican governors, attorneys general or legislatures.


The absence of widespread fraud is important because the lies surrounding the 2020 presidential election spread by former President Donald Trump and his allies have penetrated deeply into the Republican Party and eroded trust in elections. In the run-up to this year's elections, 45% of Republicans had little to no confidence that votes would be counted accurately.
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 08:38 AM (2 replies)

'Squid Game' star Oh Yeong-su indicted for sexual misconduct


Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Squid Game Golden Globe winner Oh Yeong-su has been indicted in South Korea on sexual misconduct charges.

Prosecutors announced Friday that the 78-year-old actor had been charged recently and released without detention.

He was accused in December 2021 of inappropriately touching a woman in 2017. Police had closed the case in April without filing charges but prosecutors reopened the case following a request from the victim.

Oh, who plays Oh Il-nam on the Netflix hit, Squid Game, has denied the charges.

"I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake," Oh told Korean news broadcaster JTBC.

"I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn't make a fuss about it but it doesn't mean that I admit the charges."
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 08:33 AM (0 replies)

Fame and Flashdance singer Irene Cara dies


Cara sang and co-wrote the theme tune to classic movie Flashdance, What a Feeling, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

She also played the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 blockbuster Fame and for also recording its title song.

Cara’s publicist Judith Moose confirmed she had died on the star’s official Twitter account on Saturday and to Eyewitness News.

Moose said Cara had died at home in Florida and that her cause of death was currently unknown.

They wrote: ‘It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara.

‘The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information is available.
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 08:26 AM (2 replies)

The Focus on the Family sign in Colorado Springs was targeted by vandals

The spray paint makes up the words "Their blood is on your hands- Five lives taken."

Police are investigating the graffiti.

Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Sat Nov 26, 2022, 04:36 AM (12 replies)

K. Rittenhouse Marks Thanksgiving Promoting Violent Vid Game Starring Himself "media ruined his life

Kyle Rittenhouse on Thursday — Thanksgiving — shared a video on Twitter promoting a video game in which a character based on himself shoots turkeys that symbolize the so-called “fake news” media.

Rittenhouse appears in the spot for “Kyle Rittenhouse’s Turkey Shoot” with the game’s developer, Mint Chip.

In the promo, Rittenhouse claims the media has ruined his life. He claimed self-defense and was found not guilty after he shot two unarmed racial justice protesters to death in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

“When I saw how these fake news turkeys operated, I had to start coding immediately,” the developer says in the clip. “Gamers will get to play as Kyle Rittenhouse using a highly specialized laser gun to strike down any turkey that spreads lies, propaganda, or liberal bias.”

“We’re not clucking around,” the programmer concludes.

“Cluck yeah,” says Rittenhouse.


Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Fri Nov 25, 2022, 03:44 AM (24 replies)

Couple leave 2 year old alone for trip to NY from SC. How long is a round trip from SC to NY?

what's not clear... how long them expected to be away . if they planned to drive right back... how long would the trip be?

While the parents were in New York, their child was left alone in their South Carolina apartment. Exactly a week ago is when this whole situation began. An unnamed witness said that the child’s father sent a text saying that he was in New York for business. After that, the apartment management did a check on the apartment, but were unable to reach anyone. When they entered the apartment, they found the baby in the living room, laying on a bed.

Fortunately, the only problem the child had was a dirty diaper. According to the police, the baby woke up and reached for a water bottle, which was empty. Eventually, the father did call the apartment complex, according to police reports. They said the father called and said he left the apartment at 6 am, saying he was “only a few states away.” After that, he said he thought he left the child with the mother. It was later discovered the child’s mother was with the father. As a result, both parents were arrested.

Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:11 PM (60 replies)

Oklahoma Gov son caught drunk with guns in car - wasn't arrested, won't have criminal record


DA offers deferred prosecution to Stitt's son after deputies find him drunk with guns

GUTHRIE — Following a Halloween incident in Guthrie, the Logan County Sheriff's Office recommended that a charge be filed against the governor's son for possessing alcohol as a minor, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Oklahoman.

On Monday, District Attorney Laura Thomas confirmed she had received the affidavit but decided to offer Stitt and those with him a deferred prosecution program, which involves community service and other requirements in order to avoid a charge and criminal record.

Letters with the offer were sent out last week before media reports surfaced about the incident, Thomas said.

"Whether his last name was Stitt or Hofmeister doesn't matter to me," said Thomas, referring to Gov. Kevin Stitt and his Democratic challenger, Joy Hofmeister, whom he beat in a Nov. 8 election.

On Oct. 31 sheriff deputies were called to a Guthrie haunted house where John Drew Stitt, the governor's 20-year-old son, was intoxicated and in possession of firearms.
Posted by BlueWaveNeverEnd | Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:00 PM (7 replies)
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