CBS host confronts Israel’s Netanyahu: Are you killing Palestinians as a plot ‘to stay in power’?

Occasionally the mainstream press does it’s job and pursues the truth:

CBS host John Dickerson on Sunday pressed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about his motivations for using disproportional force to kill Palestinian people, including civilians and children.

“You are under investigation for bribery, fraud, breach of trust,” Dickerson noted. “You’ve also had some difficult — four failed attempts to put together a government in the last 23 months. This leads to the criticism that your current actions are basically an effort to stay in power.”

Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is driving force for a sprawling disinformation network, researchers say

Much of the QAnon conspiracy, anti-masker movement can be attributed to foreign disinformation posted online. This expose points to that fact:

A sprawling online network tied to Chinese businessman Guo Wengui has become a potent platform for disinformation in the United States, attacking the safety of coronavirus vaccines, promoting false election-fraud claims and spreading baseless QAnon conspiracies, according to research published Monday by the network analysis company Graphika.

The report, provided in advance to The Washington Post, details a network that Graphika says amplifies the views of Guo, a Chinese real estate developer whose association with former Trump White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon became a focus of news coverage last year after Bannon was arrested aboard Guo’s yacht on federal fraud charges.

Graphika said the network includes media websites such as GTV, for which Guo last year publicly said he was raising funds, along with thousands of social media accounts that Graphika said amplify content in a coordinated fashion. The network also includes more than a dozen local-action groups over which Guo has publicly claimed an oversight role, Graphika found.

Senator Romney: Capitol riot was ‘an insurrection against the Constitution’

Truth telling. He is obviously inspired by Liz Cheney. And you don’t have to like either one of them to support their voices in helping to destroy the current Republican Party leadership. That’s a good thing. Dividing the GOP is good for America:

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection against the Constitution” as some GOP lawmakers sought to minimize the violence this week.

The comment came as several Republicans, including Reps. Andrew Clyde (Ga.), Jody Hice Norman (Ga.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.), downplayed or made false claims about the attack.

…“I was there,” Romney said. “What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president.”

“As such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution that resulted in severe property damage, severe injuries and death,” he continued.

Escort who snorted cocaine with Matt Gaetz had ‘no show’ government job: report

I think Gaetz is in a whole heap of trouble. And his mentor and leader can’t help him. No one can help him:

“When Rep. Matt Gaetz attended a 2019 GOP fundraiser in Orlando, his date that night was someone he knew well: a paid escort and amateur Instagram model who led a cocaine-fueled party after the event, according to two witnesses. The Florida congressman’s one-time wingman, Joel Greenberg, will identify that escort to investigators as one of more than 15 young women Gaetz paid for sex, according to a source familiar with the investigation,” The Beast reported.

The woman was identified by The Beast.

Elise Stefanik: Once Trump Critic now his Powerful LapDog

Stefanisk has become a powerful figure by selling her soul. She has morphed into a shameless Trump loyalist. Because if you want to get ahead within the Republican party you must show a total lack of scruples:

proving her loyalty to the dear leader by calling him president Trump

Not too long ago she was very critical of Trump:

This marks the triumph of Trump-uber-alles fealty within GOP circles. A heretic is being excommunicated and replaced by a loyalist. It’s been noted that Stefanik entered the House as a moderate and now is being anointed as a top Trumper who has fully supported Trump’s Big Lie that the election was rigged against him. But Stefanik’s Trumpification stands out because only a few years ago—well into Trump’s presidency—she was speaking critically about him on key fronts. In fact, at times Stefanik sounded practically like a Never Trumper, as she called on Trump to recognize that Russia had attacked the 2016 election to help him, urged him to release his tax returns, and assailed him for his comments about women.

…When the Access Hollywood video of Trump boasting of sexually assaulting women became public during the 2016 race, Stefanik criticized Trump, saying, “Donald Trump’s inappropriate, offensive comments are just wrong—no matter when he said them or whatever the context. I hope his apology is sincere.”

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Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government

This is very sinister. It’s also criminal:

A network of conservative activists, aided by a British former spy, mounted a campaign during the Trump administration to discredit perceived enemies of President Trump inside the government, according to documents and people involved in the operations.

The campaign included a planned sting operation against Mr. Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, and secret surveillance operations against F.B.I. employees, aimed at exposing anti-Trump sentiment in the bureau’s ranks.

The operations against the F.B.I., run by the conservative group Project Veritas, were conducted from a large home in the Georgetown section of Washington that rented for $10,000 per month. Female undercover operatives arranged dates with the F.B.I. employees with the aim of secretly recording them making disparaging comments about Mr. Trump.

Witness: Man angered by Texas deputies in yard killed them

Not Antifa or Black Lives Matter. He looks to me like a Trump supporter:

A West Texas man accused of fatally shooting two sheriff’s deputies was angry they were in his yard trying to catch a dog and he told them he would open fire if they didn’t leave, a witness said.

“They walked up towards him, rushed him, and he pulled a gun, and shots were fired,” David Hutchings told the San Angelo Standard-Times.


2-year-old boy shoots both his parents

Another day, another senseless shooting. Senseless because guns are only being to hurt the innocent. Rarely are they used for good. At this rate we will end up likely lawless states such as Libya and Afghanistan:

A 2-year-old boy reportedly shot both of his parents in Maine after coming across a gun that was on a nightstand. The child, who was also injured when the firearm recoiled, fired just a single shot, according to CBS affiliate WGME.

The boy’s mother was shot in her leg and his father suffered a minor head injury Wednesday morning. All three were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Progressives rip into the Biden administration for refusing to condemn Israel as airstrikes kill Palestinian civilians

Biden’s cowardly failure to speak up to the brutality in Israel shows the power of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. But it’s not as great as it once was when no politician dared speak up. Now we see elected representatives who are themselves committed to the cause of Palestinian rights. The tide is changing. No more blank checks for the Israeli government:

Progressive Democrats on Monday called out the Biden administration for promoting Israel’s right to self-defense as the Israeli military pummeled parts of Gaza with airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from militant groups.

The Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people, including nine children, per the Associated Press. Most of the rockets launched by militants in Gaza were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, but two Israelis were killed. Hundreds of the rockets were fired by Hamas, which controls Gaza, and other militant groups.


The spewing the partyline by political candidates is no longer acceptable:

Prosecutor: No legal basis for Virginia state trooper to stop Black woman who was pulled from car

Another disgusting case of racial profiling:

In the early morning of March 6, Brooks was headed home when she noticed emergency lights trailing her on I-495.

Believing it was an ambulance in distress, she pulled over on the shoulder of a highway exit ramp close to her home in Alexandria, Virginia, about 15 minutes from where she had eaten dinner, Brooks said in an interview with NBC News on Tuesday.

It was sometime past 2 a.m.

Virginia State Trooper Robert G. Hindenlang was instead pulling her over, only she said she wasn’t sure why despite asking him.

A state prosecutor later concluded there was no basis for the traffic stop.

Yet, Brooks found herself being pulled over in the dark and cold.

"To my surprise, it immediately escalated," said Brooks, a 34-year-old Black woman who works for the Department of Defense.