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Dec 3, 2023 |
Red State: Texas to Install Floating Barrier on Rio Grande to Deter Illegal Immigration
Texas Governor Abbott plans to install a 1,000-foot-long floating barrier with connected inflatable floats in the Rio Grande to deter illegal immigrants from crossing the border. The project is part of a broader effort which includes sending national guard members, state police, and setting barbed wire along the riverbanks at a cost of $5.1 billion. Abbott signed six bills designed to enhance the state's efforts in stopping illegal immigration at the border. The first section of the barrier constructed by Cochrane USA will cost $1 million.
Breitbart: Brooks: I Hear from White House Biden's Not a 'Doddering' Grandpa, He Can Be 'Mean' 'and a Very Harsh Boss'
NYT columnist David Brooks thinks President Biden needs to be out in public more and that his staff overprotects him. Brooks also says that Biden is not a doddering old grandpa and can be a tough and harsh boss. He believes that Biden's staff needs to let him get out more and that he's much smarter in private than people think.
PJ Media: Republicans Strap It Down for a Long Legislative Blockade by the House Freedom Caucus
House Republicans are protesting Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt ceiling extension and modest budget cuts, which they see as a betrayal. The conservatives wanted to use the debt bill, which included massive cuts to budgets, as a starting point for negotiations with the White House. McCarthy is now facing a blockade, but the conservatives have not stated specific demands to end the standoff.
Fox News: Asian American student speaks out on affirmative action: 'Deck is stacked against kids that look like me'
Asian-American student and prospective Brown University student Alex Shieh spoke out against affirmative action and race-based admissions policies, which he claims discriminate against Asian Americans. He argued that admissions should be based on merit, not diversity, and expressed concern that administrators did not think that Asian Americans were diverse enough to contribute to a diverse student body. Shieh emphasized the importance of education in achieving the American dream and ensuring equal opportunities for all races on college admissions.
The Supreme Court is set to rule on cases related to affirmative action and race-based admissions policies in universities. Affirmative action policies have received criticism for discrimination in the name of diversity, and Shieh shared his concerns that Asian Americans were at a disadvantage in admissions. He argued that admissions should be based on merit and that everyone should have an equal shot at achieving the American dream through education.
Breitbart: Energy Secretary Admits Making False Statement About Not Owning Stocks
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm admitted to owning individual stocks despite previously testifying under oath that she had sold them all. She said she kept six shares that were not in conflict with her official duties but sold them to make her financial holdings consistent with her testimony. Granholm's husband also sold his shares in the Ford Motor Company after it was revealed that he owned more than $2,000 worth of them. Some senators have criticized Granholm's handling of her financial holdings, while others have called for a ban on executive branch officials owning individual stocks.
Breitbart: WaPo's Marcus: If I Had a Superpower, I'd 'Ban the Word Weaponization' -- Weaponization Happened under Trump, Not Biden
Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post wants to ban the word 'weaponization' because Trump's indictment is the opposite of it. She notes that the weaponization of the Justice Department happened under the Trump administration rather than under the Biden administration. Marcus is sickened by the Republican Party rallying around Trump, not because they believe him, but because they think it's politically advantageous. The attorney general for the Biden administration, Merrick Garland, stepped aside from the case and brought in a career prosecutor to look at it. This is in contrast to the Trump administration where the weaponization of the Justice Department happened.
Breitbart: Taibbi: It's Like Media Outlets 'Get a Memo to Not Cover Stuff' Like Biden Influence-Peddling Charges, Twitter Files
Journalist Matt Taibbi believes there has been a lack of coverage of allegations of influence-peddling against President Joe Biden, stating that it is politically inconvenient. He added that it seems like members of the media receive a memo to not cover certain stories.
The Epoch Times: Female-Only Spa With Compulsory Nudity Must Admit 'Transgender Women' With Penises: Judge
A spa in Washington state, designed for women and based on the belief that "a male and a female should not ordinarily be in each other's presence while in the nude unless married to each other," has been ordered to admit transgender women with male genitalia. The spa must comply with the state's law in support of transgender rights and nondiscrimination policies and remove language about only admitting “biological women.” The spa can still file an amended complaint within 30 days, as it claims it is violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantee freedom of speech and religion and the protection of free association. It denies discrimination and has expressed concern about exposing female customers, particularly minors, to male genitalia.
Red State: Gascon's LA District Attorney's Office Leaves Twitter, Alarmed Over Constitutionally Protected Speech
The Los Angeles County DA's office has left Twitter due to offensive and homophobic comments made on a post about employees attending a Pride parade. Despite attempts to report the comments, they remained visible for more than 24 hours, prompting the decision to leave the platform. The office remains committed to transparency and accessibility, continuing to post on other social media platforms and its website.
The Blaze: Activision punishes 'Call of Duty' superstar player over tweet about young children being taught Pride month in school, gamers call for boycott
Call of Duty gamer Nick Kolcheff, also known as "Nickmercs," has had his in-game operator skin removed by publisher Activision after posting a tweet questioning the celebration of Pride Month in schools and the potential influence on young children. The move has sparked calls for a boycott of the popular video game, with hundreds of players criticizing the decision and calling for Kolcheff's bundle to be reinstated. Activision has been vocal about celebrating Pride Month on social media, making two posts so far in June.
Forbes: Exclusive: “Sir Jack,” Successful Retail Meme Investor, Identity Revealed; Interview
Former Google and Stripe engineer, Kevin Xu, founder of AfterHour, was revealed to be the online personality known as Sir Jack, who has made millions of dollars in gains and shared his strategies with the WallStreetBets community. WallStreetBets is an online community with over 14 million members on Reddit and over 500,000 on Facebook, where members share successes, failures, memes, and tips to help people make money from the stock market. AfterHour, which has verified positions and people putting their money where their mouth is, is designed to be the social Bloomberg for Gen Z. Xu hopes to build a great platform for all types of discussion regarding personal finance, from stocks to crypto, and help others in their financial journey.
Forbes: What To Stream This Weekend On Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video Paramount+ And More
A new streaming guide is out to help navigate the many streaming services. "Flamin' Hot" is a feel-good movie about the creator of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, while "The Crowded Room" has a wild split on Rotten Tomatoes. Villeneuve's "Dune" is also available to stream for those who haven't seen it yet. The ongoing shows include "From", "Fear The Walking Dead", and "Silo". Fans can catch up on the many shows recommended and await more content to arrive.