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Early voting in GA up over 150% from 2020.

It looks like GA REALLY wants to smack the "trump choice" for governor. If kemp wins a 4 way race without a runoff it will be a HUGE defeat for trump. Kemp was his #1 target

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

Source: AP

UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with the nation’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

Biden traveled under the cloak of secrecy, becoming the latest high-profile American to enter Ukraine during its 10-week-old conflict with Russia.

“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” Biden told Zelenska. “I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.”

The first lady traveled by vehicle to the town of Uzhhorod, about a 10-minute drive from a Slovakian village that borders Ukraine. She spent about two hours in Ukraine.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-jill-biden-migration-slovakia-d22b406bd735c1899a55ba656cbbc317



When I saw where she was visiting yesterday, I had a good feeling she was going to do this. What a big "FU" to Putin.

Seems like a good time for Georgia to push Russia OUT of their country

Seems like the forces of the invaders have been reduced to be sent to UKR, so why not open a 2nd front. Sure hurt the Germans when they had 2 fronts to defend.
Worth a shot

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Pushes 'Uneasy Alliance' to Thwart Trump's Allies

Source: WTTW.com

NEW YORK (AP) — In the high-stakes fight for the GOP’s future, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is calling on Democrats and independents to form an “uneasy alliance” with Republicans to fight former President Donald Trump's influence.

Kinzinger, one of Trump’s fiercest Republican critics in Congress, has directed his political organization to initiate a novel campaign to convince non-Republicans to support anti-Trump Republican candidates in GOP primary contests across the country later this year. Experts suggest the practice, sometimes known as “party raiding,” will be hard to execute on a broad scale, but Kinzinger warned that failure to shift the GOP’s embrace of Trump could undermine democracy or even lead to “failed state.”

“People need to wake up to that real possibility,” Kinzinger, who is not seeking reelection this fall, told The Associated Press. “We have to be able to have uneasy alliances, as uneasy as they may be in this moment.”

There are few modern examples of a sitting Republican member of Congress so openly asking Democrats to help take down a former president of his own party.

Read more: https://news.wttw.com/2022/02/02/rep-adam-kinzinger-pushes-uneasy-alliance-thwart-trump-s-allies



I already planned to do this in GA. Stacy Abrams has no primary opponent anyway. Defeat Perdue & Jody Hice. And if you're in a reliably Red state, even MORE reason to do it. Vote in the GOP primary and defeat the Trump shills that he needs in place to tamper with the NEXT election. If you live in Liz Cheney's district, vote for her.
Not only does it defeat trumps lackeys, the bonus is that it will drive Trump absolutely NUTS

Officers rescue pilot seconds before train hits crashed airplane on railroad tracks

Source: USA Today

Officers in California saved a pilot who crashed onto railroad tracks seconds before a train smashed the wreckage into pieces.

On Sunday, a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing around 2 p.m. PT shorty after takeoff from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, according to the Associated Press.

Two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department can be seen on body camera footage pulling the bloodied pilot to safety moments before the train collided with the aircraft.

"Go, go go!" one of the officers shouted while running away.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/01/10/plane-hit-by-train-california/9155052002/



A scene you usually only see in a movie. Just amazing they got him out.

(the pilot is a little bloody if that sight bothers anyone)

China Weighing Occupation of Former U.S. Air Base at Bagram: Sources

Source: USNews

China is considering deploying military personnel and economic development officials to Bagram airfield, perhaps the single-most prominent symbol of the 20-year U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

The Chinese military is currently conducting a feasibility study about the effect of sending workers, soldiers and other staff related to its foreign economic investment program known as the Belt and Road Initiative in the coming years to Bagram, according to a source briefed on the study by Chinese military officials, who spoke to U.S. News on the condition of anonymity.

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a carefully crafted denial of plans for an imminent takeover of the military airfield roughly an hour from Kabul, first established by the Soviets during their own occupation in Afghanistan and which at the height of the U.S. military presence there was its busiest in the world.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-09-07/china-weighing-occupation-of-former-us-air-base-at-bagram-sources



Of course, the Chinese deny it.

Independent Investigators Find Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Violated State and

Source: NY AG office

NEW YORK – The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James — led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark — today released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that Governor Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women — including former and current state employees — by engaging in unwanted groping, kissing, and hugging, and making inappropriate comments. Further, the governor and his senior staff took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward with her story. Finally, the Executive Chamber fostered a “toxic” workplace that enabled “harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment.” The investigators find that Governor Cuomo’s actions and those of the Executive Chamber violated multiple state and federal laws, as well as the Executive Chamber’s own written policies.

The investigation was conducted after, on March 1, 2021, the Executive Chamber made a referral, pursuant to New York Executive Law Section 63(8), for Attorney General James to select independent lawyers to investigate “allegations of and circumstances surrounding sexual harassment claims made against the governor.” Kim and Clark were chosen to lead the investigation on March 8, 2021.

Read more: https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2021/independent-investigators-find-governor-cuomo-sexually-harassed-multiple-women

Suspect arrested after 3 men found dead at Cobb County country club

Source: WSB

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have arrested a man in connection the murders of three people found dead at a Cobb County golf course.

Police said the suspect, identified as Bryan Rhoden, was arrested Thursday in Chamblee with the help of a fugitive task force.

Rhoden is being charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping. He is being held in the Cobb County Jail.

Within hours of the murder, Rhoden was arrested by the Chamblee Police Department on unrelated charges, including DUI, driving a vehicle without insurance, false identification and more. He bonded out of the DeKalb County Jail on those charges on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.wsbradio.com/news/local/cobb-county/5-days-after-golf-course-shooting-that-left-3-dead-killer-still-loose/XJZOKS2EWRGV3ALQIL4S7JSVNM/



Very recent news, updates at 11pm

American Airlines cancels flight after teens refuse to wear masks

Source: MSN

American Airlines was forced to cancel a flight from North Carolina to the Bahamas after a group of 30 teenagers refused to wear face masks - and they were then forced to sleep in the airport overnight because they were too young to check into a hotel.

Flight 893 was scheduled to depart from Charlotte Douglas International Airport enroute to Nassau on Monday when passengers say the group of teens from Boston started being 'very obnoxious'.

Fellow passengers say the group, aged 17 and 18, refused to wear their masks as required.

The group were believed to be on their way to the Bahamas for a graduation trip.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/american-airlines-cancels-flight-after-teens-refuse-to-wear-masks/ar-AALQkuR



Idiots. Shouldnt let them fly period. And fine them. Maybe not let them fly for 5 yrs.

TikTokers wished a 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor a 'happy Holocaust' as some 'Free Palestine' suppo

Source: Yahoo News

At 97, Lily Ebert is one of the oldest Jewish creators on TikTok. She is also a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, where the Nazis murdered 1.5 million Jews.

Neither facts were enough to restrain the online mob looking for Jews to abuse on social media since Israel's bombing campaign on Gaza began.

After posting an innocuous TikTok video wishing her followers a restful Shabbat (Sabbath) from her London home, her great-grandson and the account's administrator said she was flooded with "messages of hate."

A "Happy Holocaust," "Peace be upon Hitler," and "Ask her if she thinks the treatment of Palestinians reminds her [of] the treatment she got in the camps" were some of the comments Ebert received

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/tiktokers-wished-97-old-auschwitz-100100279.html



Disgusting people.
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