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Half-Term Governor, Failed Vice Presidential Candidate and Reality TV Host Calls Nancy Pelosi ‘Disturbed’

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EDITORIAL: If that’s being “disturbed,” feel free to add my name to that list.

Sarah Palin Tuesday afternoon launched an entirely unwarranted pot shot at newly re-elected Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, calling the 76-year old who has devoted the past 40 years of her life to others, “disturbed” and a “career politician.”

Palin, of course, tried to become a career politician but the American people came to a different conclusion about her aspirations when they elected Barack Obama and Joe Biden. That was a conclusion which she subsequently decided to agree with. Bored and ineffective, Palin quit her job halfway through her first term as Alaska’s governor so she could cash in on her new-found Tea Party fame.

Palin’s tweet links to an article in her favorite new website, Young Conservatives, which ignorantly trashes Nancy Pelosi for the Speaker’s condemnation of Ben Carson‘s nomination to be HUD secretary, a job for which he’s thoroughly unqualified.

Here’s the click bait title: “Moments After Nancy Pelosi Says Ben Carson Is ‘Unqualified’ for Cabinet, LOOK What Happens to Her…”

No, seriously, that’s the real title to a story that Sarah Palin just tweeted out.

Palin has been a brilliant opportunist, timing the social media market to raise her status despite demonstrating an inability to actually accomplish much except making money and getiing attention.

The former reality TV “star” is also the head of a super PAC that has donated a pittance in both cash and effort to those she has endorsed, and her track record of pushing those candidates across the winners’ line is poor, but let’s not forget Palin’s background.

Sarah Palin is the former Republican vice presidential candidate, former (and half-term) governor of Alaska, former chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, former Mayor of Wasilla, a former “Miss Congeniality,” a former sportscaster, a former head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, former star of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” and twice-former Fox News contributor.

She’s also apparently the former “candidate” to become Donald Trump’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs, since, just days after making quite clear she wanted the job, she turned on Trump in what was one of her few correct calls, labeling his deal to save several hundred Carrier jobs in Indiana while over 1300 are getting sent to Mexico, “crony capitalism.”

But please Sarah, tell us why you wanted to be a career politician, failed, and now think it’s a bad thing. And please, tell us why Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the House and without comparison the most effective Speaker in modern history, is “disturbed.”

Is it because she, like 2.7 million people more than voted for Donald Trump, believes in a different America than you and the billionaire tweeter do? Is it because she thinks BeN Carson has zero experience and is wholly unqualified to run a federal agency? (Don’t forget, Carson agreed!)

If so, count me In as “disturbed” as well.

In fact, the only thing that’s really disturbing is how Pain’s party is going to destroy America.

Fortunately, I can promise you we will do our absolute best, night and day, seven days a week, to stop Her and Donald Trump from doing too much damage.

If that’s being “disturbed,” feel free to add my name to that list.

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Highland Park Shooting Deaths Include Both Parents of Two Year Old Found at Scene of July 4th Massacre

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On Twitter Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the July 4th Highland Park mass shooting a photo of a young boy appeared in several tweets. He was described as lost, good samaritans assumed he had become separated from his parents in the mayhem of the massacre, and people were trying to reunite him with his family.

CBS Chicago reporter Marissa Parra now reveals the boy’s name is Aiden, but he won’t be reunited with his parents: both were shot dead by the Highland Park gunman.

“Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people [who] were killed during the mass shooting,” CBS Chicago reports.

“We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family,” reads the story on a GoFundMe page hoping to raise money for Aiden.

“Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help,” it adds. “At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” it adds. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving grandparents, Misha and Nina Levberg, and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows.”

About $475,000 has quickly been raised with more than 7600 people contributing. The top donation is $5000.

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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

‘Invasion’: Texas Lt. Gov. Likens Border Crossings to Attack on Pearl Harbor – ‘These People Are a Danger to America’

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a far-right Republican, is comparing migrants crossing the border into Texas to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2335 people. He is calling it an “invasion” and says that gives the state the right to “put hands on people.”

Patrick, who because of Texas’ unique structure is more powerful than the governor, told Fox News on Tuesday, “we are being invaded, and if we’re being invaded under the constitution I think that gives us the power to put hands on people and send them back. Put hands on people and send them back,” he said repeatedly.

“These people are a danger to America,” Patrick said in a rant. It was unclear if he was referring to migrants or President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Lt. Governor, who has hawked the racist “great replacement theoryrepeatedly, and used the term “invasionrepeatedly, told Fox News that Texas is now spending $4 billion annually on the border, while Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers complain of being called up to serve, having to abandon their regular jobs, for no apparent reason.

RELATED: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Blames ‘Video Game Industry’ for El Paso White Supremacist Terrorism: ‘We’ve Always Had Guns’

“This is the biggest danger we have, to your family,” Patrick says of the fentanyl crossing the border. “It’s all on Biden,” he claimed.

Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott drew extensive criticism for using the deaths of more than 50 migrants packed into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer as a political opportunity to attack President Biden. Even some conservatives attacked Abbott for his inhumane remarks..

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS

7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies

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Seven people have now died as a result of a gunman opening fire from a rooftop into an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.

Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.

Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.

“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”

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