Smile, You’re On Jihadi TV…
Via Daily Mail:
A TV show has sparked outrage in Iraq after featuring fake ISIS fighters who ‘kidnap’ celebrities, strap fake suicide vests to them and tell them they will be executed.
In the prank show Tanneb Rislan, terrified celebrities are taken to visit Iraqi families who they believe have been displaced after fleeing from extremists.
But once there, the duped participants are ambushed by fake jihadists and told they will be killed – until ‘troops’ come to the rescue and bring their ordeal to an end.
In one show, comic actress Nessma passed out with fear after being fitted with a fake suicide vest and was only brought round when the presenter poured water on her face.
In another episode, Iraq international footballer Alaa Mhawi, who has played 44 times for his country, was blind-folded and filmed begging for his life.
Lester Holt And NBC News Accused Of Airing Deceptively Edited 911 Call Before Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting
Report: FBI Deemed 2017 Targeted Shooting Of Republicans At Baseball Field A Suicide Attempt, Not Domestic Terrorism.
Police Shot And Killed A Chicago Man Who Previously Had Shot And Killed A 7 Year Old Kid…
Homeland Security Wants To Tackle Climate Change As A Threat To National Security…
Via HS Today:
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke at the Leaders Summit on Climate where he reaffirmed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to adapt and respond to the climate emergency, including by announcing several steps the Department is taking to address this crisis.
“The impacts of the climate emergency on both our national and collective global security are vast,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “At the Department, we must — and we will — do more to address the climate crisis. DHS will implement a new approach to climate change adaptation and resilience, and we will do so with the sense of urgency this problem demands.”
Shock G, Digital Underground Leader Known for ‘Humpty Dance’ Hit, Dies at 57
I really liked Digital Underground. In fact it was some of the only Hip Hop I ever could stand listening to.
Via USA Today
Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for ’70s funk as leader of the off-kilter hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57.
Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the group, said the rapper-producer was found unresponsive Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida. Malonga said the performer, born Greg Jacobs, had struggled with drug addiction for years.
The group found fame with the Billboard Top 10 hit “Humpty Dance” in 1990, as Shock G donned a Groucho Marx-style fake nose and glasses to become one of his many alter egos, Humpty Hump. He initially maintained the flamboyant Humpty was a separate person and even did in-character interviews.
Make No Mistake About It, Juan Williams Is an Idiot … Or Maybe He Just Plays One On TV
Senate Passes Pointless Hate Crime Bill In Response To Black People Assaulting Asian People…
It’s already a hate crime. It just has to be enforced.
WASHINGTON — The Senate passed legislation Thursday targeting anti-Asian hate crimes after an uptick of incidents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lawmakers approved the measure in a 94-1 vote. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was the only member to oppose the bill.
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, in March, would direct the Department of Justice to expedite the review of hate crimes related to Covid-19 that were reported to law enforcement agencies and help them establish ways to report such incidents online and perform public outreach.
Insurrection! BLM Invades Oklahoma Capitol Building…
Via The Sun:
BLACK Lives Matter protesters crashed Oklahoma’s House of Representatives on Wednesday while it was in session to pass controversial bills.
The phalanx of over two dozen BLM marchers entered Oklahoma City’s House of Representatives launching fists in the air and chanting, “We will use our voices to stand against corruption” and “No justice, no peace,” according to the local television station KOCO.
Biden – Get Vaccinated Or Fourth of July Is Cancelled…
Via NY Post:
President Biden on Wednesday warned Americans they may have to cancel “small” outdoor gatherings on the Fourth of July if there’s a slowdown of COVID-19 vaccinations.
More than 51 percent of American adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to CDC data, indicating that herd immunity and the pandemic’s end are near.
But Biden said at the White House that he’s not yet comfortable saying people can hold small outdoor gatherings on Independence Day.
“Back on March 11, I outlined a vision of what America could look like by the Fourth of July — an America that was much closer to normal life that we left behind more than a year ago,” Biden said.
BREAKING 3 Rockets Target Camp Victory…
Lefties Hate Brett Kavanaugh Again…
Michigan Lawmaker Told Police It Was Unwise To Arrest Him Because He Controls Their Budget…
Via NY Post:
A Michigan state lawmaker being busted for driving drunk — in a car with “ELECTED” vanity plates — told cops that arresting him would not “be good,” since he controls the department’s budget, a police report shows.
Rep. Jewell Jones, (D-Inkster), told Michigan State Police troopers he was a state representative during a combative April 6 encounter after driving his black 2017 Chevy Tahoe into a ditch on Interstate 96 near Fowlerville, according to a police report obtained by the Detroit Free Press.
Biden Seeks To Tax “Rich” People Including 54% Tax On NYers….
Via NY Times:
WASHINGTON — The next phase of President Biden’s $4 trillion push to overhaul the American economy will seek to raise taxes on millionaire investors to fund education and other spending plans, but it will not take steps to expand health coverage or reduce prescription drug prices, according to people familiar with the proposal.
Administration officials had planned to include a health care expansion of up to $700 billion, offset by efforts to reduce government spending on prescription drugs. But they have decided to instead pursue health care as a separate initiative, a move that sidesteps a fight among liberals on Capitol Hill but that risks upsetting some progressive groups that have pushed Mr. Biden to prioritize health issues.
Confirmation Of Top Biden Scientist Delayed Over His Ties To Jeffrey Epstein…
Via NY Post:
Joe Biden’s choice for his top science adviser is facing an uphill confirmation battle in Washington as ties to Jeffrey Epstein emerge as an issue in his consideration, according to a report.
Questions over Eric Lander’s association with Epstein have delayed his nomination to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Politico reported.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) wants to know more about how Lander, the current director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a prominent geneticist, came to be associated with the pedophile financier before his death in 2019.
Cantwell and Lander have reportedly met, and her office told Politico, “We’re having a hearing on him next week and we’ll see what happens with that.”
In Defense Of Teenage Knife Fighting…
Via National Review:
Since when do we need the cops to intervene in the recreational stabbings of our youth?
Just when I thought that America couldn’t possibly get any softer, people start suggesting that there’s a role for the police in preventing knife murders. The snowflake generation strikes once again.
Is there any tradition that the radicals won’t ruin? As the brilliant Bree Newsome pointed out on Twitter, “Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons.” And now people are calling the cops on them? I ask: Is this a self-governing country or not? When Newsome says, “We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon,” she may be expressing a view that is unfashionable these days. But she’s right.
Despite Some Of The Strictest Lockdown Rules, Michigan Surge Closer To That Of 2020…
Michigan’s latest rise in new Covid-19 cases rivals highs reached during the prolonged fall surge.
The state’s seven-day case average of newly reported cases remained above 7,000 for nearly two weeks, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, before falling slightly to 6,891 on Tuesday.
At the end of November, when Michigan was at the center of a fresh rise in infections that would eventually encompass the entire nation, the state averaged more than 7,000 cases a day for 10 days. Cases then dropped before briefly peaking again in early December and then fell for the next two months, to the low 1,000s. Since then, cases have been on the rise and remained near previous highs.
The Founder Of EarthDay Killed And Composted His Girlfriend…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former hippie guru who lived the high life in Europe for years after murdering his ex-girlfriend in Philadelphia in the 1970s has died in prison.
Ira Einhorn, 79, died early Friday in a state prison in western Pennsylvania of natural causes, according to Susan McNaughton, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections. The death at SCI-Laurel Highlands was not related to the COVID-19 virus, she said.