Let’s talk about the Superbowl and trucks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trucker convoy arrives in Canada’s capital to protest vaccine mandates, Trudeau government – Global News

The trucker convoy and its supporters are gathering in Canada’s capital on Saturday to demand an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates with a multi-day demonstration expected to grind official Ottawa’s business to a halt.

Ted Cruz Is Fundraising Off a Debunked 1/6 Conspiracy Theory

In the spring of 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) exploded when Donald Trump cited a baseless conspiracy theory that claimed Cruz’s Cuban-born father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. At a news conference in Evansville, Indiana, Cruz, then competing in the GOP presidential primary against the front-running Trump, slammed the celebrity TV mogul: “Let’sContinue reading “Ted Cruz Is Fundraising Off a Debunked 1/6 Conspiracy Theory”

Let’s talk about information silos and theories – Beau of the Fifth Column

Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK

The plans could wreak havoc with the education of thousands of children, experts told VICE World News. Radical anti-vaxxers in the UK are pulling their kids out of mainstream education and mobilising to set up their own schools instead, founded on militant sovereign citizen ideology they mistakenly believe exempts them from British law. Those behind the initiativeContinue reading “Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK”

Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law

Legault wants co-operation from opposition so bill can become law as soon as Thursday Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccination protests in front of places such as schools and hospitals because his “patience had reached its limit.”  “It’s important to leave our children and our patients in peace,” Legault told aContinue reading “Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law”

DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his pick for the next surgeon general of the Sunshine State on Tuesday and it’s a doozy. The Miami Herald reports that Dr. Joseph Ladapo, an anti-mask, vaccine-skeptical, Harvard-trained researcher, is set to replace Dr. Scott Rivkees, who inexplicably faded from public view before quitting recently. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Ladapo falsely wroteContinue reading “DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General”

GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) sent out a fundraising email calling the 2020 election a “contested takeover,” which it signed with former Vice President Mike Pence‘s name—but he didn’t approve the message. Pence refused to cave to former President Donald Trump‘s pressure to not formally certify the official election results on January 6, the day the U.S. CapitolContinue reading “GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes”

Republicans are priming their voters to believe the California recall was stolen

And right-wing media is helping them. With polling ahead of California’s gubernatorial recall election showing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom more likely to survive the Republican effort, GOP elites — including Donald Trump himself — are pivoting to baseless claims about the result being tainted by fraud. “Well, it’s probably rigged,” the former president claimed on Newsmax on TuesdayContinue reading “Republicans are priming their voters to believe the California recall was stolen”

Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

In which John Green teaches you about the Gilded Age and its politics. What, you may ask, is the Gilded Age? The term comes from a book by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner titled, “The Gilded Age.” You may see a pattern emerging here. It started in the 1870s and continued on until theContinue reading “Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26”

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