7. Trump is back, Twitter is still not real life
- After a poll on Twitter, CEO Elon Musk has decided to allow former President Donald Trump back on to Twitter but Trump was non-committal. More than 15 million people voted in the poll, the results were 51.8 to 48.2 in favor of letting him back, but California is still counting their votes.
- The “real” blue checkmark possessors on Twitter are not happy (this has a very “Star-Belly Sneetches” vibe), some are leaving, some are pretending to fight, some are pretending they are leaving and CBS News left and came back to the platform over one weekend.
6. Media is declaring they still won’t cover Democrat scandals
- A GOP House has promised to offer up investigations of the Biden administration, the president himself and even his son. The mainstream media is making it very clear that they are not interested in those investigations, even though their coverage of Russian collusion, 2 failed impeachments and the January 6 Commission showed they are interested in R v. D partisan conflict by investigation.
- Notorious whiner, Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent declared, “The press needs to distinguish between oversight conducted in good faith and in the public interest, and sham investigations/obvious abuses of the process. If media coverage doesn’t make that clear next year, it will be disastrous.” But the same guy once wrote, “the decision to devote intense scrutiny and journalistic resources to the multiple Russia-related stories, and to Trump’s corrupt responses to them, has actually been vindicated (emphasis original) by the sheer gravity of all that has already been unearthed”
5. Ain’t no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun
- In the last session of Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green (R-Ga.) was removed from committees as a punishment for comments the majority did not like. New U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has declared there will be retribution for that and he will remove Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ilham Omar (D-Minn.) from their committees
- Those who applauded the decision to remove Taylor-Green from her committee are now complaining that MTG is too powerful and McCarthy is carrying out her bidding, with no sense of irony. Schiff is leading the charge, he and the media miss the irony completely.
4. Shooting in gay bar in Colorado Springs is (insert conservative name here)’s fault
- 5 were killed and 25 were injured when 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich unleashed what appears to be a targeted attack on Club Q, a gay bar. The shooter used an” AR-15-style semiautomatic weapon,” while in possession of a handgun and multiple magazines.
- Because this is Colorado, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) came under fire for condemning the acts of the murderer. Boebert tweeted, “The news out of Colorado Springs is absolutely awful. This morning the victims & their families are in my prayers. This lawless violence needs to end and end quickly,” and was promptly blamed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for the attack, “@laurenboebert you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws. You don’t get to “thoughts and prayers” your way out of this. Look inward and change.”
3. Alabama’s unemployment rate is still very low
- Alabama’s unemployment rate has slightly ticked up from 2.6% in September to 2.7% in October, but is still down from 3.1% in October of 2021. Shelby County had the lowest unemployment rate with 1.8%, Cullman County followed at 1.9% and Marshall County is at 2.0%. Weekly wages increased as well with Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington saying, “This growth actually set a brand-new record in Alabama for how many jobs our economy is supporting. We have nearly 47,000 more jobs now than we did last year. That’s extremely encouraging.”
- Gov. Kay Ivey responded, “Our wages continue to move in the right direction, more world-leading firms are relocating here every day, and our workforce development efforts are producing newly credentialed workers almost every day.”
2. Tuberville supports Trump’s run for the presidency
- Not that this is much of a surprise, but Alabama’s next senior U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is very pumped and “100%” supports the return of Donald Trump to the campaign trail. Tuberville says, “I’ve always supported President Trump and I’ll continue to support his agenda, because, you know, it worked for all of us.”
- Tuberville continues, “It worked for the American people. Inflation, we were energy independent, crime was down, and more people had jobs. As I’ve said over the past few days, I support President Trump and his bid to become the next president in 2024.”
1. Here we go again, totally got him this time
- 2 impeachments, 6 years of investigations, non-stop speculation about how the government has the goods on him and a pending indictment is coming, and the raid at Mar-a-Lago aren’t enough so, we need another special counsel, too.
- The usual suspects are back too, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) declares that this, this, is where Trump finally gets it. Schiff sadly bragged, “I think the evidence is there to make a referral, and we just have to decide whether that’s the course we are going to take.” You can buy his last book making a similar argument for $1.99.
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