Things are going well for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Though Trump still has a lead on him if the two run in 2024 and end up going head to head, DeSantis is otherwise “the guy” in the GOP.
He has no real competition in Florida, is so far ahead of his Democratic challengers in the gubernatorial race that their running seems pointless, has taken a financial wrecking ball to Disney after it attacked his anti-groomer bill, and is the model for successful, proactive conservative leadership.
And now he’s gotten more good news: the woke Disney executive that led the Mouse’s charge against the anti-groomer bill, bringing financial ruin on his company in the process, just got fired.
That would be General Entertainment Content chairman Peter Rice. Rice is the woke exec who claimed that he saw the anti-groomer law “as a violation of fundamental human rights.” Now, with Disney suffering massive losses thanks to its opposition to DeSantis and consumer backlash, Rice has been fired by Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who himself also publicly rebuked the legislation and thus probably wanted to pin the blame on someone else.
Rice has been replaced by one of Chapek’s allies, Dana Walden.
Discussing the firing of Rice and his replacement with Dana Walden, Chapek, in a statement, said:
“Dana is a dynamic, collaborative leader and cultural force who in just three years has transformed our television business into a content powerhouse that consistently delivers the entertainment audiences crave.
“Her well-earned reputation for championing creative talent and developing programming that truly captures the cultural zeitgeist has resulted in hit after hit, from ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ and Onyx Collective’s Academy Award-winning ‘Summer of Soul,’ to Hulu Originals like ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ ‘Dopesick,’ ‘The Dropout’ and ‘The Kardashians.’
“She and Peter have worked closely together for years to create the best programming in the industry, and I can think of no one better than Dana to lead Disney General Entertainment to even greater heights.”
Chapek’s job, however, despite his being similarly outspoken in response to the Florida anti-groomer bill, seems secure, as Disney Board of Directors Chairman Susan Arnold released a statement in support of him, saying:
“The strength of The Walt Disney Company’s businesses coming out of the pandemic is a testament to Bob’s leadership and vision for the company’s future. In this important time of business growth and transformation, we are committed to keeping Disney on the successful path it is on today, and Bob and his leadership team have the support and confidence of the Board.”
Rice sent out a memo to employees regarding his firing, according to Variety, saying:
“Hi everyone, I am incredibly sad that this will be the last ‘weekend read’ that I will be sending you. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside each of you here at Disney and many of you at 21st Century Fox
“I am so proud of the work we have done together, the friendships we have forged and the consistent success we have celebrated. We have the honor of working in the world’s greatest and most creative industry at a time of enormous change.
“In the midst of this, together we have created amazing and award-winning television shows and I am eternally grateful for your kindness and generosity on the journey. As I depart Disney, may I leave you with a last thought: remain committed to excellence and always recognize that our stories are dependent upon the imagination and artistry of the writers, directors, producers, actors, and craftsman that we have engaged to call Disney home.
“It has been so much fun to collaborate with them to bring their ideas to life. So, while I will no longer be riding along beside you, I wish you happy trails and hope that our paths will cross again.”
Regardless of how he feels about it or the brave face he’s now putting on, Rice the anti-DeSantis executive is out. Perhaps that’s a signal that the company has learned its lesson and is backing off of culture war issues, at least for now, thanks to the ferocity of DeSantis’ response.
‘Shouldn’t We Free People In America?’ Elon Musk Calls Out Biden Admin For Their Hypocritical Stance On Brittney Griner
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There are three names that have pervaded the media lately in their own ways. Their names are, of course, Brittney Griner, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden.
It would also be the case that if one wasn’t reading a news article with one of these name gracing the copy, they were likely not reading the news. Well, now it seem they will all have to share column inches with each other. Even better than that, there seems to be a feud involved as well.
It is now being reported by ConservativeBrief that:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shredded President Joe Biden over the Brittney Griner case as he said there are Americans in prison for the same crime.
The Daily Mail went on to report that:
“If the president is working so hard to free someone who is in jail in Russia for some weed, shouldn’t we free people in America?” he said during an episode of the Full Send podcast.”
“There are people in jail in America for the same stuff, shouldn’t we free them too?” he said. “My opinion is that people should not be in jail for nonviolent drug crimes.”
It was during that podcast that Musk elaborated on when he infamously smoked marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
He said that after he appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast he and his company were tested for “everything.”
The incident happened in 2018 and he talked about it on appearance Thursday on the “Full Send” podcast with Nelk Boys and John Shahidi.
He said that taking “like one puff” of marijuana during his appearance on Rogan’s show was not a wise decision.
“I did get a lot of backlash,” he said as he laughed. “Because it’s still federally illegal.”
“It was pretty nutty, actually,” the CEO said. “So, I had to have like random drug tests and stuff after that to prove that I’m not like a drug addict.”
“So like the SpaceX competitors were like ‘Hey, why aren’t you doing anything? Look at him … brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast,’” he said.
“They drug tested me for everything,” the CEO said. “Randomly. I couldn’t like you know pick a day … I had to have a whole year of random drug tests.”
“The consequences for me and for SpaceX were actually not good,” he said. “Because it’s federally illegal … unfortunately it wasn’t just me but the whole company. All of SpaceX had to have random drug tests.”
So, there might be an admitted degree of empathy from Musk, for Griner. However, just like Musk had to accept the consequences for his actions, so Griner must face the music for her transgressions.
One could say it wasn’t a big deal smuggling in hash oil. This writer would actually agree with that. Unfortunately, it’s Russia. Russia does not mess around.
At the same time, Griner seems to think that she should be exempt from paying consequences. Of course, there is the final irony of her appealing to the country that she has seemed to, at least in the past, hold in contempt.
BOOM: The Tides Turn As A Federal Judge Orders Biden’s Former Press Secretary Jen Psaki To Testify In Big Tech Case
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It has not been an easy ride for President Joe Biden or his acolytes recently. A federal judge overruled former White House press secretary Jen Psaki and ruled she must comply with a subpoena and testify in a lawsuit that claims the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech to censor speech. Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana rejected a motion by attorneys for Psaki to block her court-ordered deposition. The judge decided there is public interest in “determining whether First Amendment free speech rights have been suppressed.”
It is now being reported by Fox News that:
A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House press secretary Jen Psaki must comply with a subpoena and offer deposition in a lawsuit that claims the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech to censor speech.
Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana on Monday rejected a motion by attorneys for Psaki to block a court-ordered deposition, and said there is public interest in “determining whether First Amendment free speech rights have been suppressed.”
Monday’s order follows a ruling from U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis, who on Friday transferred the case back to Louisiana after Psaki attempted to fight the deposition in a Virginia court where she lives and would be deposed. Biden’s Justice Department supported her effort.
Fox went on to report that:
“Ms. Psaki’s effort to eliminate or delay her deposition in this action had failed because of the swift action of two judges in widely dispersed courts, one in Virginia and one in Louisiana, and by the implausibility of her reasons for not testifying as to Federal efforts to censure social media that made quick resolution possible,” John J. Vecchione, senior counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance, said in a press statement. NCLA supports the lawsuit against Psaki.
Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana first filed the lawsuit in May, accusing top-ranking government officials of working with the giant social media companies Meta, Twitter and YouTube “under the guise of combating misinformation” in order to achieve greater censorship.
In October, Judge Doughty ruled that Psaki and other high-ranking administration officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, should be deposed.
It was further reported by MSN that:
The development came on Friday when United States Magistrate Ivan Davis rejected Psaki’s request to quash the subpoena.
Davis also reportedly said he was “unimpressed” with the former White House press secretary’s argument, and ordered the issue be sent back to Louisiana where the case – alongside the state of Missouri – was first brought against the Biden Administration.
Psaki initially filed her request in Alexandria, Virginia and attempted to escape her deposition by arguing she had no “relevant information” to provide in the case, according to Daily Mail.
MSN further reported that:
“How much time does it take to prepare a witness for deposition when she doesn’t really have anything to say?” Magistrate Davis asked on Friday when he rejected Psaki’s request.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt first filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden, his administration and other top government officials in May 2022.
According to Landry and Schmitt’s lawsuit, the Biden Administration worked with “social media giants such as Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to censor and suppress free speech, including truthful information, related to COVID-19, election integrity, and other topics, under the guise of combating ‘misinformation.’”
Regular readers of The Raging Patriot will certainly be familiar with Jen Psaki. In fact, we reported towards the end of last year that a White House correspondent accused then-press secretary Jen Psaki Thursday of lying about the reasoning for travel restrictions, which have targeted eight countries in southern Africa due to the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Simon Ateba of Today News Africa began shouting over Psaki as she tried to call on Voice of America’s Patsy Widakuswara, at one point telling the press secretary: “You are saying something that is false.”
BOOM: New Twitter CEO Elon Musk Sets The Woke Media Establishment Straight, “Spouting Utter Lies”
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Oh my heck! Elon Musk is the freaking GOAT!
Not only has he trolled the liberals by bringing back President Trump and others that were banned by the social media giant, but now he’s getting in a few extra jabs.
He recently tweeted this: “As is obvious to all but the media, there is not one permanent ban on even the most far left account spouting utter lies.”
Truth hurts, especially when it comes from a billionaire who once sided with the left side of the aisle.
But not anymore.
He went on to say: “Not even Associated Press with their completely fictional report on Russian missiles hitting Poland that carried severe consequences for escalating the war.
“It is shocking how many journalists viscously attack free speech, but somehow think they’re the good guys!”
It gets even better. Conservative champion Dinesh D’Souza said: “We don’t hear much about Democrats and leftists being let back on Twitter. Why? Because they were never kicked off in the first place.
“Their lies and misinformation simply escaped all scrutiny. Censorship has been deployed as a one-way operation against conservatives.” D’Souza tagged Musk in the tweet and his only reply was, “Correct.”
We love this honesty and we love watching the liberals squirm over it. Many have been threatening to leave Twitter in recent days, however, the incredible climb in Twitter’s daily usage rates says otherwise.
With the influx of tweets and new users, Twitter has seen some of its best days since Musk took over. And with the re-establishment of conservative champions like congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Author Jordan Peterson, we’re sure to see more truth bombs exploding throughout the platform.
Greene’s personal Twitter account was reinstated as of Monday afternoon. She posted the news from her official congressional Twitter account, @RepMTG.
“I’m the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned,” Greene tweeted. “My account is back. Go follow @mtgreenee for MTG unfiltered ;)”
The conservative psychologist and self-help author, Peterson, was suspended this summer, before Musk’s takeover. Peterson had referred to actor Elliott Page by her former name, which supposedly violated Twitter’s harassment policy.
After his suspension, Peterson declared in a 15-minute video that he would not delete the truth-bombing tweet to access his account, concluding with the defiant line: “Up yours, woke moralists. We’ll see who cancels who!”
Peterson then immediately called for anonymous accounts on the platform to be eliminated, saying that “anonymous troll-demons” should be put “in their own hell.” The tweet prompted Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to weigh in and say eliminating anonymity “would be a big mistake.”
But Peterson is right. Now that Musk is in charge, we’ll see who starts to get canceled. Not that we’re promoting cancel culture it’s just the opposite we want.
We want the lies and criminal activities of the left to be publicized. We want them on giant platforms like Twitter so we can see their true colors.
MASSIVE WIN: Arizona Governor Signs HISTORIC Bill Ensuring Only US Citizens Can Vote In Elections Restoring Voter Integrity
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Arizona voters just received a massive win for voting integrity. HB2492 will safeguard Arizona’s state voter rolls and ensure that only U.S. citizens are voting in the elections.
This seems like legislation that everyone would like to get behind, but there are some Democrats who have a problem with it.
The policy would require verification that a voter is an American citizen and also an Arizona resident to vote.
House Bill 2492 was introduced in January by Representative Jake Hoffman. It passed on February 26 in a 31-26 vote with three abstentions. None of the House’s Democrats supported the policy.
The Democrats’ problem wit the bill is that it rolls back over a decade of sneaky legal attacks on Arizona’s ability to ensure only lawful U.S. citizens can vote.
HB2492 accomplishes this by:
- Taking Arizona back to the practice of rejecting state voter registration applications that do not include proof of citizenship.
- Requiring counties to check multiple databases for evidence of citizenship when an individual submits a federal application without proof.
- Requiring counties to reject those federal applications if they find evidence that the individual is, in fact, not a U.S. citizen.
Senator Warren Petersen made sure to stress the serious implications of having non-U.S. citizens voting in our elections and the effects it could and has had.
He said that there are 35,000 registered voters with unconfirmed citizenship in Arizona.
What is the issue? The issue is making sure that citizens of this country are voting and if you’re not a citizen of this country you’re not allowed to vote,” Petersen said.
Truth Tent shared:
Under the policy, an individual will need to prove their American citizenship, be over the age of 18, and have resided in Arizona for 29 days prior to the election. Election authorities will need to verify citizenship and reject voter registrations for those whose citizenship cannot be verified.
“Any application for registration, including an application on a form prescribed by the United States Election Assitance Commission must contain a checkmark or other appropriate mark in the ‘Yes’ box next to the question regarding citizenship as a condition of being properly registered to vote as either a voter who is eligible to vote a full ballot or a voter who is eligible to vote only with a ballot for federal offices,” the bill reads.
Proof of citizenship is also required for people wanting to vote early by mail.
On March 23, Arizona’s senate passed the policy in a 16-12 vote.
“The Arizona legislature should be applauded for taking action and passing HB2492,” Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project Action said, “Only citizens should vote in American elections. Requiring proof of citizenship to register is a fundamental safeguard for the integrity of elections, and states should be doing all they can to verify citizenship and ensure that the votes of citizens are not canceled out by ineligible voters.”
“This voter integrity bill is necessary, timely, reasonable, and constitutional, and it upholds the principle of making it easier to vote but harder to cheat,” Snead said.
The bill will now be sent to Governor Ducey to either sign or veto.
‘I DON’T CARE IF I GET CANCELED’: Director of The Film ‘My Son Hunter’ Refuses To Backdown, Says Story Had To Be Told
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Breitbart News has thrown its hat into the ring of entertainment and did it with style. Their first scripted movie, “My Son Hunter,” is now available.
Is it worth spending the money?
Yes and no. Yes, because you help by showing the market that there is an audience for it, and it encourages more movies like it. It also gets woke leftists upset as a bonus. No, because if you are from an older generation, ask your kids or grandkids on how to watch it for free. On a serious note, the movie has flaws; however, the flaws could be considered nitpicking.
To the film’s credit, it doesn’t mock Hunter for his drug addiction. They don’t sugarcoat the family’s problems either. The problem with the film is that it didn’t know if it wanted to be satire or serious. It took notes from “Game of Thrones” by doing scenes that might make some uncomfortable if watching with the kids or with your parents. A few times, the film does the annoying Shyamalan close-ups, as in so close you can see the actor breathing onto the camera lens. The movie is good but not a “popcorn” movie good. However, the film is a good starting point for Breitbart News if they decide to make more movies.
“My Son Hunter” is directed by Robert Davi; he starred in “The Goonies” as a counterfeiter and acted as an FBI agent in “Die Hard.” He decided it was time to get the story surrounding Hunter out into public view.
Robert Davi was on the “Just the News, Not Noise” television show, saying he was frustrated watching Hunter’s story unfold while the American people were not getting a chance to hear it.
Davi said, “My feeling was it has to be told — I don’t care if I get canceled.”
Robert Davi also stated on Newsmax that Hunter’s lawyers came to his set in Serbia.
“They came to the set, I think, and what was interesting, Chris is that a month before and we filmed the movie in Serbia. A month before, Hunter Biden was at the same hotel we were at in Serbia filming and then while we’re shooting, these gentlemen take a private jet telling us they’re doing a documentary, and I guess to set it up through the producers. I wasn’t involved in that negotiation, and they came on the set and wanted to question people and interview people, and we find out later on that it was part of the team that helped Hunter Biden with a two million dollar tax bill.”
Davi is then asked about the secret screening of the film. Hollywood conservatives and conservative insiders came to watch, but they had to keep the viewing of the film secretive. Chris Salcedo points out the hypocrisy and brings up the hit pieces on Reagan, Bush, and Trump. That left-wing insiders didn’t have to hide their identities. Salcedo asks a good question regarding Hollywood’s absence of a conservative perspective.
“I think there is a myopic vision in Hollywood that’s speaking to a certain cultural marxist agenda and this has been going on since the 50s. When they were infiltrated the heads of the studios, the readers, the agencies and they would pick certain projects that promoted the agenda they wanted and put some of them aside. At that time in Hollywood you had an amazing amount of people who were conservatives, not just marxists, and they had a lot of power, so films were made.”
As predicted, the left is furious. The movie doesn’t even have a rating from movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes but as of today September 24, 2022, it does have a 92% approval rating from the audience.
Granted, we should take these scores with a grain of salt. Audience scores also thought the Disney live-action remakes such as “The Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book” were good. Sorry audience, but it’s your fault we keep getting these terrible remakes. Thankfully it seems that the audience is finally learning from its mistakes with the recent “Pinocchio.” It also appears that conservatives are starting to learn too.
As Davi said, conservatives need to “learn how to message,” and they are learning. The Democrats are masters when it comes to messaging; it is time that Republicans become masters themselves.
“They Protect Hunter…Hillary Clinton, and Others”: Conservatives Sound Off on DOJ Hypocrisy Following Special Counsel Announcement
Following yesterday’s announcement by AG Merrick Garland that a special counsel was being appointed to look into former President Donald Trump, legal experts and figures on the right have been sounding off, blasting the continual prying into Trump while ignoring all that Hunter and Joe Biden, not to mention the Clintons or Obama Administration, did do or might have done.
Sidney Powell, for instance, ripped the DOJ for its endless investigations into Trump and ignoring what Hunter might have done, saying:
“The appointment of yet another special prosecutor assigned with the specific target of Donald Trump shows the lengths to which the corrupt O’Biden administration will go to try and stop Trump.
“No one has been persecuted at taxpayer expense more relentlessly than has Trump, and the double standard is blatant. They protect Hunter and Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and others from investigation for flagrant criminal conduct and manufacture any excuse to go after Trump.”
Similarly, Mike Davis of the Article III Project sounded off on the announcement on Twitter, saying:
By appointing a special counsel to investigate his boss’s political enemy, Attorney General Merrick Garland continues to politicize and weaponize the Biden Justice Department — all while Garland ignores smoking-gun evidence of Biden’s foreign corruption.
Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate his boss’s political enemy, for non-crimes of objecting to the 2020 election and keeping personal copies of presidential records.
He did not appoint a special counsel to investigate clear evidence of Biden’s foreign corruption.
“By appointing a special counsel to investigate his boss’s top political enemy, Attorney General Merrick Garland continues to politicize and weaponize the Biden Justice Department, all while ignoring smoking-gun evidence of the Biden family’s foreign corruption. Garland announced he’s essentially giving his special counsel whatever he needs to investigate the non-crimes of objecting to a presidential election (like Democrats did in 1967, 2001, 2005, and 2017) and keeping personal copies of presidential records (like Clinton did with highly classified tapes hidden in his sock drawer), both expressly permitted by federal statutes.
The blatant political bias within the Biden Justice Department erodes trust from the American people that justice is fairly applied to everyone, regardless of their political affiliation. Like with the politically-motivated and baseless Mueller probe, Garland knows a special counsel will unnecessarily drag on and leave a dark political cloud over Trump while he’s running for president over the next two years. Garland’s third-world election interference will no doubt make his boss happy. Indeed, Biden knows he can’t beat Trump, so he’ll simply indict him.”
For reference, the Article III Project “defends constitutionalist judges, punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence (like court-packing) and opposes judicial and other nominees who are outside of the mainstream. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.”
In any case, Trump himself also ripped the DOJ’s insouciant attitude toward the Hunter Biden issue when speaking to Fox News, saying:
“Hunter Biden is a criminal many times over and nothing happens to him. Joe Biden is a criminal many times over — and nothing happens to them.
“It is unfair to the country, to the Republican Party, and I don’t think people should accept it. I am not going to accept it. The Republican Party has to stand up and fight.”
Bill Clinton Shaking In His Boots After Musk Unbans Account That Utterly Terrifies Him
It’s no secret that the big news of the week is former President Donald Trump having his Twitter account reinstated by the company’s new owner Elon Musk, but there’s another former president who is likely curled up in the fetal position right now after finding out another account that was recently restored. Any guesses as to who we’re talking about? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Well, according to the Western Journal, Twitter restored Juanita Broaddrick’s account on Tuesday. In case you might not know or remember, Broaddrick is the nursing home administrator who leveled rape allegations against Clinton during his time as the attorney general of Arkansas.
“According to Fox News, Broaddrick had her account locked in April after the company sent her an email accusing her of of ‘violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,’” C. Douglas Golden wrote for the report.
Broaddrick had posted a tweet critical of vaccines, saying they “alter DNA,” which was labeled as misinformation by the clowns running Twitter at the time.
“When will this vaccine crap be over? Big Pharma has profited enough for the next hundred years. Stop pushing vaccines that don’t work and alter DNA,” she posted on her account.
“We understand that during times of crisis and instability, it is difficult to know what to do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Under this policy, we require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health, including content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information,” the company explained in its email.
Much to the likely chagrin of Clinton, Broaddrick is back in town. Digitally speaking, that is.
Broaddrick issued Musk a huge thank you, along with popular conservative user Catturd, who might just have the greatest Twitter handle of all-time.
Not long after she had her account reinstated, Broaddrick started trending on the social media platform.
Broaddrick also revealed that her former follower count was back to normal, with quite a few more added in for good measure.
It’s highly doubtful that Broaddrick received a warm welcome from anyone within the Clinton family or circle of influence concerning her account reinstatement.
“Broaddrick first came to prominence in 1999, after Clinton’s impeachment trial, in which the reluctant former nursing home administrator gave a sworn statement accusing Clinton of rape in 1978,” the report continued.
It was a horrible, horrible experience and I just wanted it to go away,” she went on to say in an interview conducted at the time, according to a piece published by The Washington Post.
As time has marched forward, Broaddrick has grown in her boldness, losing much of her former reluctance to speak out.
“You know, the man is absolutely despicable in everything that he has done,” she stated in a 2018 radio interview before Clinton went out on his book tour.
“And you know the people that love him and believe him, I honestly feel … that they are brainwashed. There is no other answer. Because it has been written and proven that this man is a sexual predator,” she added.
She’s right on the money about Clinton. The man got away with his sexual crimes against her. And what’s worse is the left has more or less protected him against the allegations. So much for the left standing up for women and all that #MeToo garbage they have spewed over the last few years.
Hypocrisy seems to be the core aspect of the leftist personality.
Breaking: Federal Court Delivers Bombshell Ruling On ”Benghazi” Attack That Left 4 Americans Dead, Accountability Will Be Coming…
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A decade later and the terrorist attacked on a U.S. Embssy and CIA compound in Benghazi, Libya is still making headlines. The attack left four Americas dead, including then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that a lower federal court’s sentence of a terrorist actor who took part in the attack in Benghazi was too low. They said it was well below established sentencing guidelines for similar federal crimes.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, 51, was originally convicted in 2018 on several counts for his involvement in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. intelligence and diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a district court’s sentence for Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who was originally convicted in 2018 on several counts for his involvement in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. intelligence and diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo
Fox News reported:
The 22-year sentence for a Libyan militant convicted of four terrorism charges for his involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack is “unreasonably low,” a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, 51, was convicted of four counts in 2017, including providing material support to terrorists and destroying US property, but was acquitted on the most serious charges.
Sentencing guidelines said that Khatallah should have been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, according to prosecutors.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Tuesday that 22 years in prison is nowhere long enough for Khatallah “given the gravity of such an assault on an American diplomatic facility and the district court’s own recognition of the vital need to deter such crimes.”
“In sentencing Khatallah to just twelve years for the two support-of-terrorism counts and the property destruction count, the district court did not—and could not on this record—sufficiently justify its additional variance so far below the sentencing range that would have been appropriate even without any consideration of acquitted conduct,” the three-judge panel noted in the ruling.
Attorneys for the convicted terrorist filed a motion for a mistrial before and also after his initial verdict. They appealed his sentence in 2020, but federal prosecutors then cross-appealed.
Following the appeals court decision, Khatallah’s case has been remanded back to the lower federal courts for resentencing.
Following the attack in Benghazi, Obama’s administration was highly criticized for their irresponsible inaction despite warnings and signs of an attack.
Hillary Clinton was singled out because as the then Secretary of State, she sent no security even though Amabssador Stevens has requested for increased security on a number of occasions.
GOP controlled Congress at the time he they launched an investigation into the attack. The committee released an 800-page report in June 2016.
According to Politico, “the report drilled down on new details about how Clinton’s State Department failed to protect the diplomatic outpost in Libya. The report also said that the CIA missed the looming threat despite warnings and wrote faulty intelligence reports after the attack. And GOP staff said their findings indicate that the Defense Department did not meet its response times to deploy military assets to Benghazi and follow-up to ensure Americans were rescued in a timely fashion.”
“The report includes new specifics about a U.S. teleconference convened by White House chief of staff Denis McDonough during the attack. According to the report, some participants on the videoconference were unsure about what each agency was doing to rescue Americans,” Politico continued. “State Department officials on the call also brought up concerns about whether Marines who might have been deployed to Benghazi were wearing uniforms, the report found — something officials previously said could hurt diplomacy in the region. One commander told the committee he and his men over the course of three hours kept having to change from uniforms to civilian clothes.”
Obama never ended up deploying the miliarty to Benghazi.
BOOM: New Twitter CEO Elon Musk Sends An Ultimatum To Woke Employees, Work ‘Long Hours At High Intensity’ Or Get Out
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It will come as no great surprise to anyone that Elon Musk is in the news once again. His already-legendary buy out of Twitter continues to make waves. The latest act of this unfolding drama came in the form of an email Musk sent to all Twitter employees. In fact, Elon Musk reached his limit and issued an ultimatum to all Twitter employees today. Musk the CEO of Twitter, sent an email to all employees offering them a choice. Be ‘extremely hardcore’ and ‘work long hours at high intensity’ or get out.
It was just recently reported by The Wall Street Journal that:
Elon Musk emailed Twitter Inc. employees demanding that they commit to “long hours at high intensity” or leave, further roiling a staff already dealing with sweeping layoffs, mass executive departures and repeated business missteps under the billionaire’s ownership.
Twitter employees must fill out a Google form by Thursday, 5 p.m. ET, to indicate if they want to remain at the company and are willing to work an intense regimen, according to the overnight email from Mr. Musk that many employees woke up to on Wednesday, with the subject line “A Fork in the Road.” Those who opt not to commit would be given three months of severance, he said.
“Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore,” Mr. Musk wrote in the email, which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal. “This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade.“
In the nearly three weeks since he completed his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, Mr. Musk has been radically reshaping its workforce and leadership while simultaneously pushing employees to revamp the company’s products and business model, rethink its content-moderation policies, and reassure advertisers concerned about the impact of all those changes.
His leadership style at Twitter has mixed exhortations, warnings and sarcasm.
Several Twitter employees said they were fired after they criticized Mr. Musk, with some saying they received an email stating their behavior had violated company policy without specifying further. Some said the firings followed critical remarks they posted on Twitter or internally on Slack.
In one case, Mr. Musk tweeted that he had fired a staff software engineer, Eric Frohnhoefer, after the employee posted on the platform saying that the billionaire was wrong in something he had tweeted about a technical matter. Mr. Frohnhoefer confirmed to the Journal that he had been fired.
In response to a tweet about his having fired employees who were critical of him, Mr. Musk said on the platform on Tuesday: “I would like to apologize for firing these geniuses. Their immense talent will no doubt be of great use elsewhere.”
The Wall Street Journal went on to report that:
Separately, Twitter also fired a number of contractors last weekend, including people working in engineering, customer support, marketing and product design, according to people familiar with the matter. The exact scope of the cuts couldn’t be determined.
In his latest email giving employees his ultimatum, which was reported earlier by the Washington Post, Mr. Musk said Twitter will be “more engineering-driven” going forward. “Design and product management will still be very important and report to me, but those writing great code will constitute the majority of our team and have the greatest sway,” he said. “At its heart Twitter is a software and servers company, so I think this makes sense.”
The email came after an all-hands meeting last Thursday, Twitter’s first since Mr. Musk’s acquisition was completed on Oct. 27, in which the billionaire talked about ending remote work for most Twitter employees, saying they needed to come to the office if able, the Journal previously reported. Mr. Musk last week also warned employees of “dire” economic challenges facing the company and said that bankruptcy is a possibility.
It was SBS.COM that would go on to report that:
Digital wellbeing and peak performance researcher Kristy Goodwin said humans are not biologically designed to work long hours at high intensity.
Dr Goodwin told SBS News that Mr Musk’s expectations would not be realistic for most employees.
“From a neurobiological perspective, the prefrontal cortex – the part of our brain that does the heavy lifting – really only has a maximum of four to six hours of battery life per day,” she said.
SBS went on to report that:
“Biologically, we just aren’t primed to do cognitively taxing work for hour upon hour, so from a biological perspective this is not working within our neurobiological constraints; it’s a physiological incapability.”
Dr Goodwin said for the average person, working longer days would be unlikely to result in an increase in productivity.
“What some of the preliminary research is showing is if we work within shorter time constraints, our productivity often doesn’t diminish, because we are focused and productive,” she said.
“The law of diminishing returns is the idea that past 5pm, even though we might be sitting there, doing work, the output is so much lower because we’re either physiologically exhausted, or we’re psychologically exhausted.”
Elon Musk has been on a rampage recently. In fact, The Raging Patriot reported earlier this week that Elon Musk continues to keep the liberals on the run. Their crimes and cover-ups will no longer be hidden- not while Musk is in the driver’s seat. And Yoel Roth just learned that lesson the hard way. Accused of purposely burying tweets related to the Hunter Biden catastrophe, Roth is no longer a part of the Twitter’s upper echelon.
But Elon Musk’s house cleaning won’t stop with Roth. More are sure to follow Roth’s footsteps out the door, as Musk continues to dig up the atrocities of the platform’s malpractices. “Sorry that this is my first email to the whole company, but there is no way to sugarcoat the message,” Musk told his new employees. “Without significant subscription revenue, there is a good chance Twitter will not survive the upcoming economic downturn. We need roughly half of our revenue to be subscription.”
Breaking: Kyle Rittenhouse Trolls Liberals As He Teases Congressional Run, “T-Minus 5 Years Until I Call This Place My Office?”
Disclaimer: This article may contain the personal views and opinions of the author.
Kyle Rittenhouse took to Twitter last week during his visit to Washington, D.C. with a quote from our sixteenth president.
He tweeted, “’The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.’ -Abraham Lincoln”
Rittenhouse was in D.C. to meet with legislators and gun rights supporters at the Conservative Partnership Institute office to talk about his experience of being accused of murder and his trial and acquittal.
Rittenhouse who is only 19 years old was honored to be able to attend such an event.
Speaking with pride, he said, “I’m 19 and just got to speak with leaders of the greatest country on earth! This was an amazing evening where I got to share my story and discuss the importance of the Second Amendment.”
When the events in Kenosha, Wisconsin unfolded in the summer of 2020, the media, many celebrities, and even now President Biden falsely accused him of murder and of being a White Supremacist alleging that he killed two black men.
In his statement regarding the event he continued, saying “Even while the radical left continues to sue me and disparage my name, I know these great leaders have my back.”
In another Twitter post, Rittenhouse triggered many of his haters by adding a photo of himself dressed in a suit and tie in front of the U.S. Capitol building with the caption: “T-minus 5 years until I call this place my office?”
You can imagine the hateful comments that followed by the “loving and tolerant” Left!
Rittenhouse is not going to stand idly by and let people get away with slanderous comments. He’s taking action.
On the topic, Rittenhouse said “Me and my team have decided to launch The Media Accountability Project as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court.
We are going to be holding them accountable.”
He knows the toll that all the media publicity and lies about him have taken on him and wants to help others who might be subject to the same situation.
The 19-year-old continued, “I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through. So, I want to hold them accountable for what they did to me.”
“Right now, we’re looking at quite a few politicians, celebrities, athletes, Whoopi Goldberg’s on the list. She called me a ‘murderer’ after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers.”
There are others on the list.
“Don’t forget about Cenk from the Young Turks, he called me a ‘murderer’ before the verdict and continues to call me a ‘murderer.’”
“We are going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who’s lied, called me a white supremacist.”
“They’re all going to be held accountable and we’re gonna handle them in a courtroom,” Rittenhouse said.
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