CBS ‘Late Show’ Crew Arrested by Capitol Police

This must be some bad joke. The Capitol Police did not arrest insurrectionists but arrests a comedy show crew that permission to be on the premises. These people obviously have no sense of humor or sense of irony. What is the crime here? Don’t you realize how this leaves you open to criticism for showing a double standard? You can’t make the argument that the law is the law. They overstayed the right to be in the capitol building. But you didn’t arrested anyone on January 6th. It’s buffoonery:

Members of a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested earlier this week by police as they filmed a comedy segment at the US Capitol, in an incident that was used by prominent right-wing voices to assail the probe into the January 6 insurrection.

US Capitol Police said in a Friday statement that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers “observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway” in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.

“The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day,” the statement said.

Capitol Police said the individuals were charged with unlawful entry, adding that the matter is considered “an active criminal investigation” and that it “may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

Head of Police Chief’s Association: Congress needs to Act on Passing Gun Legislation

Chief Dwight Henninger, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, appearing on CNN, called for Congress to act now to pass comprehensive gun legislation. ‘Thoughts and prayers’ isn’t going to cut anymore, Henninger stated. Strengthening the background check system would be essential to any meaningful gun legislation enactment. He also argued that other countries like Britain and Australia have successfully changed their gun laws, why can’t we. Henninger also made a statement that might offend gun rights advocates, like the NRA: The 2nd Amendment is not absolute.

Herschel Walker is a Fraud Just like his Supporter Donald Trump

This is what evangelical Christians support for higher office. They never learn.

Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee from Georgia for the U.S. Senate, confirmed that he has two more previously unknown children, adding another “secret” child that the former football star admitted to earlier this week.

Walker now says he has four kids, only one of whom was previously known.

Walker’s disclosure is the second time this week the former star professional football player, who has been repeatedly publicly critical of African American absentee fathers, has been forced to admit he had children out of wedlock after media reports of their existence.

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Ann Coulter Denounces ‘Stop The Steal’ as a Scam

Ann Coulter is a well-known conservative who has turned on Trump. She now goes further in calling out the proponents of the ‘big lie.’

Ann Coulter panned 2000 Mules in a Substack post on Wednesday, stating that Dinesh D’Souza’s film about the 2020 presidential election amounts to a “conspiracy movie.”

Coulter, who once bigly supported Donald Trump but turned on him during his presidency, had similarly harsh words for the former president.

In a post simply titled “Dinesh’s Stupid Movie,” (subtitled, “And the grift goes on”) Coulter begins by slamming Trump for using his false claims about the 2020 election being stolen from him to bilk his supporters out of $250 million under the guise of “Stop the Steal.”

Election Results Yesterday: MAGA Cult gets Crazier

It looks like the MAGA cult is alive and well. That’s good news for Donald Trump.

…Trump was able to handedly bump one of the most vocal of that list, Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, off his seat, rendering him out of a job come November. Rice was one of the ten Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment, a “conservative vote” he told ABC News’ Jon Karl that he would make again in a heartbeat, even if it cost him his job. And lost his job he did, to MAGA-world challenger Russell Fry, who was quick to paint Rice as a traitor to his party.

It was mixed bag nonetheless. Incumbents always have the upper hand no matter who endorses the challenger:

Totally flipped dynamics greeted South Carolina’s 1st District, where Trump was wholly unsuccessful in booting a challenger in Rep. Nancy Mace, who carried her primary win by at least ten points.

But in an open seat crazy is good:

Voters in Nevada seem to not be scared of a little election denial. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s open-armed embrace of conspiracy surrounding the 2020 presidential election helped him notch a win in the state’s GOP Senate Primary. Laxalt, who hails from a state political dynasty, bested political outsider Sam Brown who tried and failed to paint Laxalt as cozy with party insiders.

Rep. Nancy Mace arrives at her election night party following the close of polls in South Carolina’s primary elections on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. | Meg Kinnard/AP Photo

This is the worst last night. There is no shame for a MAGA politician:

Republican politician Michele Fiore won a Nevada primary just weeks after blaming the Uvalde school shooting on “transgender medicine.”

Democrats lose Texas House Seat to Hispanic Republican

How pathetic is this? Democrats can’t keep a Congressional seat in where the majority of voters are hispanic. This despite the GOP’s constant racist attacks on people of color:

Republican Mayra Flores flipped a Democratic House district in South Texas on Tuesday, a major special election victory building on GOP gains among Latino voters in the region in the 2020 election.

Flores, a respiratory care practitioner, had 51 percent of the vote to Democrat Dan Sanchez’s 43 percent when Sanchez conceded the race in a district where 85 percent of residents are Latino. Flores won the seat outright by taking a majority of the vote, without needing a runoff.

The seat was open after former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela resigned to work for a lobbying group in March. Flores will be the first Mexican-born congresswoman and the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley area since Reconstruction. However, she will only hold the seat until January.

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Man Arrested After Racist Tirade, Attempted Stabbing of Black Off-Duty Cop

No one is spared in our racist society. Here we have a cop, who is a minister, assaulted by a vile, hateful white male. It’s a sickening reality that happens all too often:

Police have arrested a man on a hate crime charge after a father and son were on the receiving end of a hate-fueled road rage incident in upstate New York.

William Ryan, 60, a resident of Newburgh, was arrested Tuesday in the incident and charged with second degree menacing as a hate crime.

The road rage incident unfolded on Saturday on Broadway in Newburgh.

The victim Robert Mclymore, who is African American, slowed down to let another car pass in front of him in the afternoon, which caused a white motorist behind him to become enraged.

The man began shouting a racial slur at Mclymore and his son while waving a box cutter at them and attempting to rear-end their car.

White Chicago Cop is Charged after Attacking a Black Woman Walking her Dog

It was unjustified harassed by a cop. But it was not surprising. Thankfully the woman did not lose her life. And hopefully justice will be done:

Charges of official misconduct and aggravated battery have been filed against a white former Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a park.

Officer Bruce Dyker has been charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery in a public way, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said. He’s due in court for arraignment on Thursday.

…Videos showing Dyker grabbing Nikkita Brown shortly after midnight on Aug. 28, 2021, as she walked her French bulldog at North Avenue Beach later went viral.

In one video recorded by a bystander, Brown and her dog appear to be walking away from the officer as he follows closely.

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There is a Shortage of Tampons Too

If it weren’t bad enough that there is shortage of baby formula. Now it’s reported that there is a tampon shortage:

People who menstruate are saying it’s hard to find tampons on store shelves across the U.S. right now, as supply chain upsets reach the feminine care aisle.

“I just went to 5 different Walgreens [and] the shelves are CLEARED,” said one Twitter user this past week, while people on Reddit have posted about empty shelves going back months.

The shortage stems from a combination of factory staffing challenges, transportation bottlenecks, and the rising costs of key raw materials used to make the products, tampon makers say.

CNN:

Supply chain problems and inflation have hit virtually all consumer goods, but women who menstruate are now facing an added strain as a shortage of period products hits the United States.

Top retailers and manufacturers acknowledged the shortages this week, confirming complaints that have been circulating on social media for months. The issue garnered national attention this week after an article in Time called the dearth of tampons and pads the shortage “no one is talking about.”

“I haven’t seen any products in stores for months,” one user posted on Reddit. “I’ve been ordering my tampons on Amazon and have been getting price gouged.”

Meanwhile, the baby formula shortage continues. And it’s shameful that the wealthiest country in the world should depend on foreign countries for help:

British manufacturer to deliver at least 2 million cans to U.S.