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« on: Today at 06:25:29 AM »

Your former president, Donald John Trump, is NOT the leader of the Republican Party

Oh no?

The head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) says in a new interview that former President Trump "still leads the party," even as the RNC has vowed to remain neutral if Trump runs again in 2024.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel touted Trump's fundraising abilities in an interview on WABC 770 AM in New York, with Trump recently reporting more than $100 million available on hand entering the second half of 2021.

“You know, I always say go back to the voter, and I think when you see the amount of people that show up to the rallies for President Trump and this $102 million fundraising haul, I think the voters in America — Republicans in America — would absolutely say the president's the most popular Republican and still leads the party,” McDaniel told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable."

 :shrug: Walk, talk, quack= duck.  :shrug:

Wrong again wh(?)y... :snicker

General Discussion Forum / Re: B4L What's going on at HU
« on: Yesterday at 07:57:06 PM »
Under authoritarian rule, it happens...

Judge who's criticized Capitol insurrection to hear Trump's challenge to House subpoena of presidential records

Washington (CNN)A federal judge who has strongly criticized the January 6 insurrection and handed down prison time to some convicted rioters is set to hear former President Donald Trump's challenge to a House subpoena of records from his time in office related to the siege.

Judge Tanya Chutkan was assigned to hear Trump's suit, which lawyers for the former President filed on Monday.
The case represents an early challenge for the bipartisan House select committee investigating the insurrection, with lawyers for Trump now having to convince Chutkan to block the House from getting access to a tranche of Trump-era records, which the Biden administration declined last week to assert executive privilege over, prompting the Trump lawsuit.

Speaking earlier this month at a sentencing hearing for a nonviolent rioter who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol, Chutkan made a tacit reference to Trump, saying that the rioter "did not go to the United States Capitol out of any love for our country ... He went for one man."
During the same hearing, she described the January 6 episode as "a violent mob seeking to overthrow the lawfully elected government," adding that the crowd that day posed a "very real danger ... to our democracy."
Chutkan also said that rioters "soiled and defaced the halls of the Capitol and showed their contempt for the rule of law."
"The country is watching to see what the consequences are for something that has not ever happened in the country before," she said.
And last week, Chutkan sentenced two cousins with extensive criminal records to 45 days in jail for storming the Capitol, a somewhat rare punishment among convicted January 6 rioters. In doing so, she blasted the men for their "decision to take that protest and turn it into a violent occupation of the US Capitol ... at a time when we were attempting the peaceful transfer of power."
Chutkan did not preside over Trump's previous efforts to prevent Congress from obtaining documents, including tax records, or testimony.
But Chutkan handled the criminal proceedings against Maria Butina, a Russian national who pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government after she tried to infiltrate conservative American political groups and promote Russian interests.
Lawyers for the former President alleged in their suit that the House's requests for documents from the executive branch "are unprecedented in their breadth and scope and are untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose."
Attorneys for Trump's legal team declined CNN's request for comment.
Chutkan was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2014. She previously worked at both private practices and as a public defender in DC, and conveys a sense of toughness and control over her hearings.
Federal judge rejects comparisons between Capitol insurrection and racial justice unrest
Federal judge rejects comparisons between Capitol insurrection and racial justice unrest
Neil Eggleston, who served for a time as White House counsel under Obama, described Chutkan as an efficient jurist, adding that she likely knows her eventual ruling will be appealed by the losing party.
"Judge Chutkan can handle this quite quickly if she wants to and I think she probably will. She was a very efficient judge. (She will) give each side 10 days to brief it, have a hearing and decide it," he told CNN. "She knows whatever she decides is not going to stay with her."
The National Archives is slated to turn over the lawmakers' requested documents to them by early next month -- putting Trump's court pursuit on a short timeline if he wants to block the release of the information.

Florida private school ordering pupils who get a COVID-19 shot to stay home for 30 days

A Miami private school, which previously asked teachers not to get the COVID-19 vaccine or they wouldn't be allowed to return this school year, has now asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a vaccine dose, citing false and disproved claims about the impact of the inoculation, according to a letter sent to parents and obtained by WSVN.

The letter from Centner Academy, read in part, "...if you are considering the vaccine for your Centner Academy student(s), we ask that you hold off until the Summer when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease," WSVN reported.

"Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay at home for 30 days post-vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and may return to school after 30 days as long as the student is healthy and symptom-free," the letter added, according to WSVN's reporting.

The school had previously made unsubstantiated claims about adverse reactions non-vaccinated people could have by "interacting with people who have been vaccinated" that have not been identified in or supported by research by the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health or World Health Organization.

All four agencies, backed by extensive research, have confirmed that vaccines are the best method of defense against the spread of the coronavirus and severe illness and death from COVID-19.

"Centner Academy's policy was enacted as a prudent precautionary measure after much thoughtful deliberation," Centner Academy co-founder David Centner said in a statement provided to CNN. "To be clear, the school leadership does not believe that one who is vaccinated can infect another person with COVID. Further, the school is not opining on whether a vaccinated person can negatively impact others."

"However, due to voluminous anecdotal reports in circulation on this latter topic, we must err on the side of caution when making decisions that may impact the health of the school community. Until there are definitive and scientifically proven studies that refute these reports, we need to do what is best for our students and staff," Centner added.

CNN has reached out to Centner Academy requesting a copy of the email sent to families.

The CDC, on its page dedicated to Myths and Facts about vaccines, says: "Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus."

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is approved for people ages 16 and older and has emergency use authorization (EUA) for children 12-15. Pfizer is seeking an EUA for a lower-dose vaccine for children 5 to 11.

The vaccines of two other U.S. makers -- Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen -- are authorized for people 18 and older. The vaccines are being studied in younger ages.

Teachers warned in April
In April the Centner Academy asked its employees to wait until the end of the school year to get vaccinated, but still cautioned that if they did, they wouldn't be allowed to return for the next academic year.

The school's CEO and co-founder, Leila Centner, sent a letter to faculty and staff at the Centner Academy citing unsupported assertions about COVID-19 vaccines that contradicted a large body of evidence of the vaccines' safety and efficacy from health experts.

Centner AcademyThis school asked teachers not to get COVID-19 vaccine or they won't be allowed to return next year
Centner claimed in the letter that "it will be years before we have reliable information regarding the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 vaccines."

Extensive testing has shown the three vaccines are both safe and effective, according to federal regulators.

When it opened in 2019, the Centner Academy described itself as the "first happiness school," with an emphasis on mindfulness. Nearly 300 students attend the school, which offers preschool through middle school, with tuition peaking at $29,850 before fees, according to the school website.

So the people  on the train who did nothing weren't at fault , its the big bad Dems? :shrug:

By OS' logic, if we were living in a fascist/authoritarian state with his god Trump running things, there would be no crime.

General Discussion Forum / FAMU HOMECOMING 2021
« on: Yesterday at 04:37:17 PM »

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Politics / Re: ‘We went from America First to America Last’…
« on: Yesterday at 04:31:15 PM »
Couldn't agree more, as soon as that clown won office in 2016 we went from first to last.  :tiptoe:

^^^ Bruh, they put the notice out there. It was on this morning's newscast.  :shrug:

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This proves how bad education is.
Bearforlife, they have had to have an education for it to be bad. A lot of these people either never darkened the doorway of a classroom, or came up short of ever finishing if they ever did. Then, there are those who were pushed through just to be done with them because the system gave up on them.

I belive that Walmart is going all month

I just wonder what the ecological impact of these plants will be on surrounding communities.

🙏🏿🙏🏿 Praying for our HBCUs and those that attend them.🙏🏿🙏🏿

Stacy believes she lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election due to her opponent, then Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, suppressing votes by purging voter rolls which largely affected poor and minority voters.

Where is the lie?

Kemp has embarked on what his opponents and critics say is a series of naked attempts to constrict the electorate. Since 2010, his office reports that it has purged upwards of 1.4 million voters from the rolls, including more than 660,000 Georgians in 2017 and almost 90,000 this year. Many of those voters found their registration canceled because they had not voted in the previous election. Additionally, under an “exact match” law passed by the state legislature that requires handwritten voter registrations to be identical to personal documents, 53,000 people had their registrations moved to “pending” status because of typos or other errors before a district court enjoined the policy. More than 80 percent of those registrations belonged to black voters.

She lost the election fair and square.  She needs to get over it.


God bless him!!🙏🏿🙏🏿

25 years after walking away from NBA, Miss. pastor to be inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame

CARTHAGE, Miss. (WLBT) - Preacher. Basketballer. It’s a rare combination, but the real-life story of Carthage Pastor Marcus Mann.

He’s one of two Mississippians to be inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

“We look forward to honoring you,” SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland said in a letter to Mann.

“It feels good,” Mann said. ”I feel humbled.”

So why would anyone want to walk away from the National Basketball Association? It’s a goal more kids dream than achieve.

“It’s a story of obedience and faith,” Mann said.

The story begins in the summer of 1996, the same year basketball legends like Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Steve Nash were drafted.

A young Marcus Mann from Mississippi Valley State University was also handpicked by Golden State Warriors in the second round of the NBA draft.

Graduating with a 3.8 GPA, Mann averaged 21 points per game and led the nation in rebounds.

“I flew to Oakland [California] and signed the contract,” he said.

The guaranteed rookie minimum salary of $220,000 would hit Mann’s bank account when the Warriors kicked off their 51st season on Nov. 1, 1996, at San Jose Arena against the Los Angeles Clippers.

He’d made it - but something wasn’t right.

“I couldn’t shake this feeling,” Mann described. “I kept going to practice but I felt the love of the game leaving. I wrestled with it for several days and I knew God was leading me in a different direction.”

He changed his mind, drastically altering his course, opting out of sports and into ministry.

“From that day until this, I have no regrets... none whatsoever,” Mann said.

Mann said he’s enjoyed raising his daughter and full-time ministry in schools, prisons, drug and alcohol rehabs, and as pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Marcus Mann and his daughter, Miyah at her high school graduation
Marcus Mann and his daughter, Miyah at her high school graduation(Marcus Mann)
His newest assignment is as a character coach at Mississippi College. The salary - zip. It’s a volunteer job that he says has the ultimate payback.

“I get to encourage young people to walk by faith and not feelings,” he added. “I tell ‘em, ‘write your plans in pencil but give God the eraser because where you think you might end up may not be where God wants you to be.”

Mann will be honored during the 2021 Celebration Bowl Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, December 17, 2021.

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