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San Francisco Wins Worst Run City Award – Again

Liberty Nation - 36 min 47 sec ago

By Sarah Cowgill

It’s official: The worst-run city for the second year in a row is none other than San Francisco. The city by the bay, long an inspiration for crooners and poets, has become a place where the heart may have been left, but the rest of the body is fleeing to places less littered with feces, […]

Gun Review: SAR9 Subcompact Gen 2

The Truth About Guns - 37 min 6 sec ago
 SAR9 Subcompact Gen 2

There’s a handful of major manufacturers that we’re all familiar with, making variations of the same handguns they’ve been making for a while. They’re big because they’re a known quality. Every now and then I love to take a crack at smaller companies to see if they’re making the next handgun that will upend the old guard, the next Glock-in waiting.  It’s with that mindset I’m approaching the SAR9 Subcompact Gen 2 in 9mm.

As a lesser known company to most, here’s background on SAR from their own website.

Continue reading Gun Review: SAR9 Subcompact Gen 2 at The Truth About Guns.

For Caitlin Clark, Adversity Leads to Triumph

The Daily Signal - 37 min 20 sec ago

In 1947, legendary baseball star and Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, becoming the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Before that, he and his fellow black athletes were relegated to the Negro leagues, lesser-known leagues at the time but ones that had superstars and an overall grueling competition that rivaled, if not exceeded, the MLB’s.

When Robinson joined the MLB, he faced all kinds of racist acts, from verbal abuse and threats, like when Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman and his players infamously taunted Robinson with racial epithets during a game, to physical intimidation and discrimination, such as pitchers purposely throwing at his head or spiking him with their cleats, to hotels and restaurants refusing to accommodate him.

Robinson said, at the time, “I felt tortured and tormented. I had to stay out there and stand there and take all that abuse.”

In 2001, at the Indian Wells Open, legendary tennis star Serena Williams and her sister Venus were accused of match-fixing. This comment was exacerbated when Venus, who was meant to play against Serena in the semifinals, withdrew from the match due to a leg injury just moments before it was meant to begin, automatically propelling Serena to the finals.

At the finals, where Serena faced off against Kim Clijsters, there was noticeably loud booing from the crowd, who continued to express their anger toward Serena during the match. Serena won, but the boos continued, and while she, her father, and Venus were walking to their seats, one man said to them, “I wish it was ’75; we’d skin you alive.”

At the 2007 Sony Ericsson Championship, a heckler shouted to Serena, “That’s the way to do it! Hit the net like any Negro would!” Not only that, but fans and journalists alike routinely made racially driven remarks about her physique and attitude.

Earlier this month, in a WNBA game between the Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky, college and WNBA superstar Caitlin Clark of the Fever was body-checked by Sky star player Chennedy Carter in a flagrant display of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Carter has been lambasted by WNBA fans and passive onlookers of the sport. There was even a moment when a person in Washington, D.C., confronted Carter outside of her team’s hotel.

Longtime fans of the game have noted that this type of dirty play is common among WNBA players, yet with fresh new faces watching the sport as a direct result of Clark’s entry into the league, many onlookers questioned the racial dynamics of the situation and how it may have motivated the push.

Professional basketball is generally dominated by black athletes. In fact, despite the fact that blacks make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population, nearly 64% of WNBA players are black. This statistic is practically the same in the NBA, with approximately 70% of players being black.

Is it possible that Clark, a white athlete joining the WNBA, a league with historically low ratings and an average attendance of around 6,000 fans per game (compared to the NBA’s 18,000), and who has significantly elevated the sport to unprecedented levels, might face criticism from black athletes?

Can we also say that fans and passive observers who witnessed Carter’s shove of Clark, a common occurrence in competitive sports, may be exhibiting more severe reactions toward her due to her being a black woman?

The level of people and personalities coming to Clark’s defense for a simple shove is disproportionately high, so high that even Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., sent a letter to the WNBA encouraging it to curb “excessive” physical play.

I think we can say with absolute certainty that the backlash regarding the event would not have happened if Clark were a black athlete. We can say that with certainty because, as previously mentioned, this level of play is common in the WNBA and has been common for years.

But, at the same time, could it not also be true that black athletes in the WNBA are displeased that a white athlete has stolen their glory and, within a short time, propelled the league into a position that was once unattainable even with the efforts they put in for decades?

Just as Jackie Robinson, Serena and Venus Williams, and other top black athletes faced adversity throughout their careers, I have no doubt this situation has fueled Clark to perform at her best and set her on a path to greatness.

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Texas Children’s Hospital CEO Denies Wrongdoing

The Babylon Bee - 1 hour 6 min ago

HOUSTON, TX — After a second whistleblower revealed evidence of Texas Children's Hospital illegally performing sex-change procedures on young kids, hospital CEO "Pennywise" has issued a statement denying all wrongdoing.

Imprisoned Former Marine In Russia Urges Biden Admin To Take ‘Decisive Action’ To Free Him

The Daily Caller - 1 hour 14 min ago
Imprisoned Former Marine In Russia Urges Biden Admin To Take 'Decisive Action' To Free Him

Meta Facing Coordinated Lawsuits Over Youth Policies

NewsMax - America feed - 1 hour 33 min ago
Attorneys general in 45 states and the District of Columbia in a coordinated effort have filed more than a dozen lawsuits against Meta, claiming the company has used practices to hook children and teenagers while deceiving the general public about potential harm.

Joy Behar of ‘The View’  and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow are DELUSIONAL; afraid Trump will TARGET them

The Blaze - 1 hour 37 min ago


As Biden flails in the polls, the left is starting to panic — and Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar couldn’t be making it more obvious.

“So, you said recently that you thought that you, as an outspoken critic, could be a target yourself. Some people think that sounds over dramatic, but I’m right there with you,” Behar said to Maddow on a segment of "The View."

“I think that he is so vindictive,” she continued, telling Maddow that Trump might come for them through the IRS or through sponsors to get them off the air.

“How seriously should we be taking that?” she asked Maddow.

“So, I was asked am I worried about me, and my answer was ‘I’m worried about all of us,’” Maddow responded. “I’m no more worried about me than I am worried about everybody in the country.”

“I think it’s bad to have somebody saying, ‘Give me as much power as you can in this country so I can use it to go after other Americans, so I can use it to go after these subhuman internal enemies and I’ll destroy them,’” she continued, adding, “I don’t think anybody’s safe if that’s the sort of basis on which he wants to get more power.”

But her delusional tirade wasn’t over.

“I think there’s a pattern where he picks out individual people and effectively terrorizes them. I mean there’s Stormy Daniels wearing a bulletproof vest to get into the courthouse,” she said.

“Once you have political violence, you have fascism following,” Behar agreed.

Dave Rubin is thoroughly enjoying the show of Trump derangement syndrome.

“I love when worlds of lunatics collide,” Rubin comments, adding, “They are freaking out because they realize that Biden is going down, that Kamala, she’s got a different type of brain damage, that people are waking up to the neo racism, that people don’t like their kids being sexualized, all of the stuff.”


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Marco Rubio Suddenly Emerges on Trump’s Short VP List, Why?

Trump once belittled Rubio as "little Marco". And Rubio once called Trump a  “con artist”. The pair has mended, if not melded. What's going on?

Serial Horse Rapist Arrested for Fourth Time in South Texas

Breitbart - 2 hours 2 min ago

Authorities in South Texas arrested a previously convicted horse rapist who returned to a local ranch to sexually assault a white mare. The suspect has a history of arrests for breaking into local ranches and having intercourse with specific horses.

The post Serial Horse Rapist Arrested for Fourth Time in South Texas appeared first on Breitbart.

‘Greatest Fundraising Bonanza Ever’: Andrew Cuomo Tells Bill Maher Trump’s NY Trial ‘Should Have Never Been Brought’

The Daily Caller - 2 hours 7 min ago
Trump also urged Republicans to 'stop using' the liberal comedian as 'a reference point'

WNBA game moved to larger arena to accommodate crowds wanting to see Caitlin Clark

The Blaze - 2 hours 7 min ago


Caitlin Clark's WNBA colleagues may bristle at the attention being paid to this year's number one pick, but her effect on interest in the league simple cannot be denied. In the latest example, Clark's Fever team visited the Atlanta Dream on Friday. The Dream normally play at Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia, which has a capacity of 3,500 and usually has plenty of available seats.

But demand for the tickets was so high that the game was moved to Phillips Arena in Atlanta, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. An estimated 17,575 attended the game, shattering the previous attendance record for a Dream game, which came during their inaugural game in 2008. That game drew an estimated 11,609 fans.

On the court, the Fever won their fourth consecutive game, something the moribund franchise has not done since 2015. Clark scored 16 points on 6-12 shooting with 7 assists and 4 rebounds. She continued to struggle with turnovers, an issue that has plagued her young WNBA career, committing 7. Nonetheless, the Fever cruised to a 91-79 victory.

Clark, whose presence in games at Iowa frequently drew large crowds both at home and on the road, was nonplussed by the extra attention. "These type of environments for me, it's not that different," Clark said. "But these environments are something that I become ... I don't want to say 'used to' ... but you're accustomed to playing in. And it's fun."

Tickets are also at high demand for the Fever's upcoming Sunday game against the Chicago Sky, which have already been in two games against the Fever this year, both of which involved controversy. In the first, Sky player Chennedy Carter committed a controversial hard foul on Clark, hitting her from behind and knocking her to the ground before the ball was even thrown in bounds on the play. In the second, fellow rookie Angel Reese was assessed a flagrant 1 for a hard foul on Clark after connecting her elbow hard with Clark's head while attempting to block a shot.

Fake Meats for US Troops

Liberty Nation - 2 hours 36 min ago

By John Klar

Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE), which has received more than $500 million in Department of Defense funding, recently announced it is soliciting proposals to develop “innovations in food production that reduce the CO2 footprint of food production at … DoD operational environments.” Translation: The Pentagon is funding research and development of novel cell-cultured fake […]

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