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Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri May 6, 2022, 12:31 AM (2 replies)

GOP Candidate Suggests He'll Tear-Gas 'Liberal Media' in New Campaign Ad

Weeks after Politico reported that GOP congressional hopeful Cory Mills made his fortune selling tear gas used on Black Lives Matter demonstrators, the MAGA businessman boasted in a new ad that the “liberal media is crying about it” before suggesting he’d tear-gas them himself.

“If the media wants to shed some real tears, I can help them out with that,” a smirking Mills says alongside footage of him shooting gas canisters.

Mills, a former Trump defense adviser and combat veteran, is running in the crowded GOP field to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District. Recent polling shows he is one of the favorites in the field and the first-time, self-funded candidate has already racked up an impressive list of endorsements from pro-Trump lawmakers and conservative groups. (Though he has yet to get the coveted official backing from the ex-president himself.)


Noting that while “there’s no issue with the firm’s activities” legally, the company’s activities could prove “dicey” politically. Specifically, anti-riot bullets that were fired on Hong Kong protesters by police in 2019 came from a PACEM subsidiary. Throughout 2019 and 2020, millions of demonstrators took to the streets to oppose mainland China’s extradition plan—protests that drew bipartisan applause from U.S. lawmakers.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu May 5, 2022, 02:48 PM (0 replies)

dog tied to fire hydrant with note and backpack

A local resident said that the dog had a note with her explaining that the owners could not take care of her anymore.

The note also mentioned that the dog’s name was “Baby Girl.” In addition to the note, a backpack containing food, treats and toys was left with the dog.

The resident sat with the dog for an hour waiting for someone to come back, but no one ever did. The dog was taken to Green Bay’s Humane Society.

Humane Society officials said that Baby Girl is still in the care of staff and is receiving lots of TLC. The dog is currently on stray hold and the Humane Society is tracking down any leads on who the owners are.

The Humane Society wanted to remind people it will never turn away an animal in need, and people can surrender anonymously.


Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills

But anti-abortion activists and politicians say those cross-border trips, remote doctors' consultations and pill deliveries are what they will try to stop next.

“Medication abortion will be where access to abortion is decided,” said Mary Ziegler, a professor at Florida State University College of Law who specializes in reproductive rights. “That’s going to be the battleground that decides how enforceable abortion bans are.”


Instead, Leibel suggested the next target for state enforcement should be the pharmacies, organizations and clinics that provide the abortion pills. She also said abortion-rights opponents should focus on electing a presidential candidate who would work to reverse the FDA's decision.

The FDA said a scientific review supported broadening access to the drugs and found complications were rare. The agency has reported 26 deaths associated with the drug since 2000, though not all of those can be directly attributed to the medication due to existing health conditions and other factors.

However, with new legal battles on the horizon and abortion seekers going to greater lengths to obtain the procedure, Donley, the law school professor, worried that state lawmakers may eventually turn their attention toward the women who get the pills.

“Many anti-abortion legislators might realize the only way to enforce these laws is to prosecute the pregnant person themselves,” she said.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu May 5, 2022, 04:11 AM (6 replies)

coyotevest - protects animals from coyote attacks

It is what I expected and it's good quality. Not sure if it will work. My cat protested it, but she went out bravely and came back unharmed, so I'm hopeful.


The innovative jacket comes from a San Diego, California-based company called CoyoteVest. Founded in 2015 by Paul and Pam Mott and Nicole Mellom, the family business was born from tragedy.

Paul Mott told Newsweek: "It started back in 2014 when one afternoon I had taken my three little dogs to the local park. As we were leaving, I'm trying to get all the dogs into the car when a coyote came out of nowhere and killed one of my small dogs. There was nothing I could do. I cried for days. I still feel really terrible and that is guilt I have to carry forever."

Following the shock of losing their dog Buffy, the family poured their heartache into creating something to prevent the tragedy from happening to anyone else and CoyoteVest was born.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu May 5, 2022, 04:08 AM (4 replies)

driver totals another car and drives off. camera caught it in crystal clear color

she doesnt even get out to see if anyone was in the car and got hurt

Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed May 4, 2022, 09:14 PM (0 replies)

pro-TFG republican calls paternity leave "ridiculous"

Men taking weeks off for paternity leave is "absolutely ridiculous," according to conservative Kimberly Klacik.

Klacik, who unsuccessfully ran for Maryland's 7th Congressional District in two separate elections in 2020, tweeted Monday: "Remember when men serving our country would come home to see their child born & then left for war again within 48 hours? Those kids turned out fine."

The founder of the Red Renaissance PAC said the context behind her tweet was due to reading a news story about U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg potentially running for president in 2024.

"If the DNC has to resort to the guy that sat at home on paternity leave while we had serious supply chain issues, they are in deep doo-doo," Klacik wrote. "The Secretary of Transportation literally sat at home on paternity leave during a supply chain crisis."


For Fathers Is So Important For Working Families," reports: that about 2 million fathers were stay-at-home dads in 2012 and that nine out of ten U.S. fathers took some time off work for the birth or adoption of a child.

Although, seven of 10 fathers took 10 days of leave or less as part of their leave.

"Even where men have access to paid leave, they might still cut their leaves short to avoid being perceived as less dedicated employees," the report mentions. "One recent survey of highly educated professional fathers—who had more access to paid parental leave than most U.S. workers—found a substantial portion took less than the full amount of paid leave available."

Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed May 4, 2022, 08:54 PM (0 replies)

view from inside car as trooper blocks wrong way driver and takes impact


Troopers said at 12:13 a.m. on April 8, they received a call from the Johnston County Sheriff's Office about a deputy chasing a vehicle headed into Wake County.

Trooper Cody Thao headed to the area of the chase and got off on the I-40 eastbound ramp to Rock Quarry Road. The suspect then began traveling the wrong way on the exit ramp before Trooper Thao used his patrol car to block the suspect from driving onto I-40 in the wrong way.

EMS evaluated Trooper Thao on the scene. He was not injured.

“I could not be prouder of Trooper Thao and his quick decision to stop the wrong-way driver, his actions most undoubtedly saved lives,” said Colonel Freddy L. Johnson, Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “His willingness to put himself in harm's way is representative of the lifesaving work our members do each day. Placing others before ourselves is not just a saying amongst the law enforcement profession, it’s a reality of what we do for the betterment of the communities we serve.”

Troopers said they identified Joshua Ray Bibey, 26, of Raleigh as the suspect.

Bibey is facing charges for driving while impaired.

the essence of conservative rule right now. It is a fundamentally minoritarian rule

And I think that the place where I suspect it will have the most political impact is where it will make things like total abortion bans — without rape and incest and health of the mother exemptions — very live issues.

Jane Coaston: Yeah. I’m so curious about that because, again, this has been the carrot waved in front of social conservatives and the Republican Party for 50 years. So there’s been a lot of absolutism discussed among people who are opposed to abortion, particularly on the right, that they are well aware does not poll well.

Jesse Wegman: Jane, the entire Republican platform for the last several decades has been winning on things that don’t poll well.

Jane Coaston: Right, exactly.

Jesse Wegman: I mean, this is the essence of conservative rule right now. It is a fundamentally minoritarian rule. The Democratic candidate has won more votes for president than the Republican candidate in seven of the last eight elections. And yet we have a six-to-three supermajority of conservatives on the Supreme Court.

It’s an astonishing sleight of hand. It’s how these lawmakers have gotten power and then wield power, explicitly contrary to the wishes of a majority of Americans.

Researchers of democracy and comparative democracy have found that curbs on women’s rights are correlated with democratic backsliding, and that the two move hand in hand. When women’s rights are more restricted, more reduced, you have more backsliding in democratic practices.

And we’re seeing that happen here. We’re seeing these curbs on women’s rights at the same time as we’re seeing backsliding.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed May 4, 2022, 07:29 PM (1 replies)

anger and rage in pictures

Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed May 4, 2022, 06:06 PM (0 replies)
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