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-Great Cultural Revolution
Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer Secretly Vacationed to Florida During Michigan's Covid Surge While Telling Michiganders to Stay Home, Avoid Travel
WHAT a F'n bitch
[Gateway] Whitmer specifically attacked Floridians and blamed "snow birds" traveling from the Sunshine State into Michigan for her state’s Covid surge.

The governor’s spokesperson confirmed on Monday that Whitmer took a "personal trip" to Florida last month during spring break!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

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MyPillow's Mike Lindell sues Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Mike Lindell, a conservative activist and the owner of MyPillow, announced Monday that his company has sued Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, saying the company has engaged in cancel culture and impeded his First Amendment rights.

"MyPillow just sued Dominion for $1.6 billion. This is all about the First Amendment rights to free speech, what they have done to our country," Mr. Lindell said during a livestream on the Right Side Broadcasting Network.

"This isn’t about the money. This is about our First Amendment," he said.

Mr. Lindell was joined by lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who said Dominion has acted as the government due to the power the feds extended to the voting company, but now Dominion is suppressing the viewpoints of critics.

"We don’t suppress. We don’t censor, but that is what Dominion is trying to do on behalf of the government," said Mr. Dershowitz, who is advising Mr. Lindell and his legal team. "We are going to be demanding access to their machines, to their codes."

Stephen Shackelford, a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP serving as Dominion’s legal counsel, said the lawsuit had no merit.

"This is a meritless retaliatory lawsuit, filed by MyPillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion," he said.

The announcement comes after Dominion sued Mr. Lindell for $1.3 billion earlier this year, saying he defamed Dominion Voting Systems by alleging the company rigged the 2020 presidential election in favor of President Joe Biden
...... 46th president of the U.S. We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created ... by the — you know — you know, the thing......
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D.C.’s chief medical examiner concludes that Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes
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Derek Chauvin trial judge slams Maxine Waters' inflammatory comments
[FoxNews] Judge Peter Cahill said he wished elected officials would stop disrespecting the judicial process

A lawyer defending Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday.

"And now that we have [a] U.S. representative ... threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it's it's mind boggling to me to have," Attorney Eric Nelson said, as he attempted to argue that the jury may have been unduly influenced by external factors.

Judge Peter Cahill said that he wished elected officials would stop referencing the case "especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law" so as to let the judicial process play out as intended.

He added, however, that he did not believe the comments unduly influenced the jury as they had been told not to watch the news.

Waters urged protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where Duante Wright was recently shot by a police officer, to "stay in the street" as she joined the protests on Saturday and violated the local curfew.

"We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted. "We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."

As previously reported by Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Monday that she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments. She also said she did not think they would incite violence as local communities deal with intensifying protests.

After three weeks of testimony, closing arguments began Monday in Chauvin’s trial.

It is not clear how quickly the jury will reach a verdict.
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Harris says her migration czar role is ‘about bringing together' cabinet secretaries
Have you EVER seen a less enthusiastic czar? It's like....she doesn't want the job. No, wait. She doesn't *cackle*
[NY Post] Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave reporters a surprising explanation of how she views her role leading the Biden administration’s response to the migration crisis on the US-Mexico border — saying her focus has been "about bringing together" cabinet secretaries.

Harris gave the answer to reporters during an unrelated trip to North Carolina — seemingly reducing her role to coordinating among President Biden’s agency leaders.

"When we’re looking at my focus, which is a diplomatic focus on the Northern Triangle, it is about bringing together — as I did now, I think, a couple of weeks ago — the members of the Cabinet. And the progress there is that Commerce, for example, is going to host a virtual trade mission," she said.

"The Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of Secretary Vilsack, is increasing its focus on the work that needs to happen to support the agricultural efforts of that region that have been decimated because of extreme climate, because of poverty. But it’s evidencing itself in a number of ways, including extreme food insecurity in that region. We’re bringing together USAID, which is increasing its work around its program that is focused on disaster relief. So this is some of the work that’s happening."

Harris’ precise role in addressing the widening crisis has been subject to confusion.

President Biden on March 24 asked her to lead the administration’s response to a surge of migrants at the border, including families and unaccompanied minors from the three-country "Northern Triangle" in Central America.

But the White House later emphasized she would address only the "root causes" of migration and not border enforcement.
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