‘Sending unruly mobs to private residences … is inappropriate’: Florida Gov. DeSantis signs measure that prohibits participating in protests outside of homes with the intent to disturb residents

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Monday that will prohibit protesting outside of a residence with the goal of disturbing those who live there.

The measure will go into effect later this year on Oct. 1 — under the law, if people engage in a demonstration outside of a residence, authorities will issue a warning to disperse before moving to arrest the protestors. Breaking the law represents a second-degree misdemeanor.

“Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” DeSantis said, according to a press release. “This bill will provide protection to those living in residential communities and I am glad to sign it into law.”

DeSantis, an incumbent Republican governor, is running for a second term in office. He has become an enormously popular figure among conservatives. Prior to serving as governor, DeSantis served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a lawmaker from the Sunshine State.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who is one of the Democratic candidates vying for the opportunity to face-off DeSantis during the upcoming gubernatorial election, said last month that DeSantis seeks to appeal to a “hard right, toothless crowd.”

“Charlie was referring to the toothless, spineless crowd that aids and abets DeSantis’s crusade to hurt, rather than help Floridians – the legislators, lobbyists, and special interests who bend to his whims and only care about delivering red meat for their base,” Crist’s press secretary Samantha Ramirez said, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. “To imply that he meant anything else is nonsense.”

Crist previously served as governor of Florida from early 2007 until early 2011 — he was elected as a Republican in 2006, but lost a 2010 U.S. Senate bid while running as an independent. Crist ran for governor as a Democrat in 2014 but lost to incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott.

Judge strikes down California law requiring women on corporate boards as unconstitutional

A Los Angeles judge ruled a law in California that required women to be added to every corporate board as unconstitutional.

Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis, a woman, said that the law implemented a gender-based quota and violated the right to equal treatment as guaranteed in the California constitution.

The lawsuit was filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, on behalf of California taxpayers.

The law was passed in 2018 and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. It said that all publicly traded companies headquartered in California needed to have a woman, or someone who identifies as a woman, on their boards of directors by 2019.

If companies failed to do so, they would be subject to steep fines of $100,000 and up to $300,000.

During the trial, a letter surfaced from former Secretary of State Alex Padilla warning Brown that the law was unenforceable.

“Any attempt by the secretary of state to collect or enforce the fine would likely exceed its authority,” Padilla wrote at the time.

Brown signed the bill anyway.

“Given all the special privileges that corporations have enjoyed for so long, it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the persons in America,” Brown wrote in 2018.

Democrat State Senate leader Toni Atkins said the ruling was disappointing.

“More women on corporate boards means better decisions and businesses that outperform the competition,” read a statement from Atkins. “We believe this law remains important, despite the disheartening ruling.”

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton disagreed.

“The Court eviscerated California’s unconstitutional gender quota mandate,” said Fitton. “The radical Left’s unprecedented attacks on anti-discrimination law has suffered another stinging defeat.”

The California law prompted Washington state to pass similar legislation, and other states including Hawaii and Massachusetts have introduced similar proposals.

A report from a women’s business group said that last year, women held 27% of board seats, up from 24% in 2020.

Here’s a local news report about the ruling:


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Morgan J. Freeman says he would not have any issues ‘with a government that confiscates guns,’ and that ‘Being ‘anti-racist’ starts by admitting ‘whiteness’ is a disease’

Morgan J. Freeman declared in a tweet on Monday that “Being ‘anti-racist’ starts by admitting ‘whiteness’ is a disease” — Freeman, an individual who describes himself as a “TV Producer, Filmmaker, Human Rights & Racial Justice Advocate,” should not be confused with the famous actor who has the same name.

In response to someone who pointed out that his tweet comes across as quite racist, Freeman fired back, “Reverse racism is a myth — it does not exist.” He continued in another tweet:

Someone else tweeted, “honest question: what are the symptoms of whiteness?”

“Here’s one,” Freeman replied, reposting Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) family Christmas photo that featured the congressman and his family holding firearms.

Freeman has also said that he would not have an issue with the government seizing people’s firearms.

“I’d have no problem with a government that confiscates guns, and incarcerates all violators,” he tweeted on Sunday. One minute later, he tweeted, “Take their guns. All of them.”

“The United States was founded on racist ideas and is doomed unless it admits the truth and atones,” he also tweeted on Sunday.

Earlier this month, on May 7, Freeman tweeted, “F the Founding Fathers.”

An 18-year-old white gunman perpetrated a deadly attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, killing 10 black people and wounding three other individuals, including two white people and one black person. The shooter has been arraigned on a murder charge but pleaded not guilty.

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney declared on Monday that House Republican leadership has enabled racism.

“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

Last year, Cheney was ousted from her post as House Republican conference chair.

Democrat Eric Swalwell gets slapped down for trying to pin church shooting on Republicans

Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California was hit with a backlash of ridicule after he tried to blame Republicans for a horrific shooting at a church in California.

Police were still investigating the shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods on Sunday when Swalwell assumed the attacker’s motivation to be something related to the Republican party.

“Sorry @housegop that the parishioners hog-tied your boy,” tweeted Swalwell, adding a hashtag for “Sorry, not sorry,” and a link to the story documenting how parishioners hog-tied the suspect.

On Monday, police said that they believed the suspect had attacked the church out of his animosity for the Taiwanese people and called it a “politically motivated hate incident.”

They identified the assailant as David Chou, 68. Chou is an immigrant from China and lived in multiple places in the U.S. before he ended up in Las Vegas, Nevada. His bail was set at $1 million.

Critics of Swalwell rushed to excoriate the Democrat for rushing to blame Republicans without any evidence to prove his contention.

“The shooter was from mainland China… targeting Taiwanese-American Christians. Sounds like he may have been more your boy, Congressman,” read one popular response.

“I’m beginning to think you’re just an all around horrible human being who needs to reevaluate his entire life,” responded commentator Justin Haskins.

“A representative is openly celebrating the death of an innocent person,” read another tweet. “Miserable POS.”

“You are an awful, awful human being,” read another response.

“This guy might not be the dumbest member of Congress, but it’s likely,” replied another detractor.

Others made jokes referencing Swalwell’s previous relationship with a woman that was later revealed to be a Chinese spy.

One man was killed and four others were wounded in the attack on Sunday. Police praised former Pastor Billy Chang as a hero for fighting back against the attacker and likely preventing far more casualties.

Here’s more about the church shooting:


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Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore says she ‘was never sorry’ that she had an abortion

Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin said that she has never regretted having an abortion.

“There were no complications, no problems, no difficulties. I never looked back, and I was never sorry. I never felt like I did something that was inappropriate for me or my family or my situation. I was very, very grateful,” Moore noted, according to ELLE.

The outlet said that the interview was “edited and condensed for clarity.”

The congresswoman said that when she was 18-years-old she had a child, and she became pregnant again when she was around 19.

“I had no money, no job, no occupational preparedness; I wasn’t even able to adequately take care of the one child I had. I was desperate for an abortion,” she noted. “Because of my college connections, I had a network of white feminist women. I got the phone number of a doctor in Madison, Wisconsin, and he referred me to a fund. It was run by these primarily upper-middle-class white women who provided funding for abortion care. They gave me the money for a round-trip ticket to New York City and a car service to and from the facility.”

“I really needed to reclaim my life, and having an abortion made a huge difference. I was able to get a degree. I was able to get some work skills under my belt and lean into my talents. I had my second child when my daughter was eight years old, and those eight years really made a difference in terms of making sure I wasn’t permanently mired in poverty,” the congresswoman said.

Moore, who has served in Congress since 2005, had her abortion before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicates that the high court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the draft opinion reads.

NBA player Jonathan Isaac touts faith as the reason he stood during league-wide BLM protests: ‘The love of Jesus Christ is what is ultimately going to heal this world’

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac garnered widespread attention and scrutiny in 2020 when he chose to stand for the national anthem before games — even as every other member of his team knelt while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts.

For Isaac, an outspoken Christian, to kneel would be to throw support behind a movement that could not ultimately heal the nation’s growing racial divide, or any other fundamental human problem, for that matter. The only thing that can do that is the love of Jesus Christ as displayed in his death and resurrection.

That’s the message Isaac has been sharing again this week ahead of the launch of his new book, “Why I Stand,” published by Daily Wire Books.

In several promotional media appearances this week, Isaac has sought to encourage others to seek answers for their pain and source the strength to stand through the gospel message.

Speaking on Saturday at the ReAwaken America Tour, Isaac said recalled how his faith motivated him to take a different approach amid immense pressure to kneel in support of Black Lives Matter.

“Around the time, that George Floyd had tragically died … I tried my best to see it in the right way,” Isaac told the crowd at the conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “I didn’t view it as an African-American. I didn’t view it as a conservative. I didn’t view it as a liberal. I tried my best to combat the message from a Christian perspective. I tried to see it the way Christ would see it.”

“What I didn’t want to do in that moment was join into a fight by kneeling for the National Anthem. Obviously, the fight between black and white, the fight between right and left, and everything that was going on. I wanted to view it in the way that Christ would,” he continued.

He went on to say: “Around that time, my pastor had preached a message. The message was about when Jesus was about to be taken by the Roman Guard, and Peter lunged forward and chopped off the man’s ear, and Jesus stopped him, and he said, ‘Those that live by the sword, will die by the sword.’ And, ultimately that Jesus had a greater plan. So, I decided to stand. It wasn’t entirely about the flag. It was just that moment of saying, ‘I believe that the love of Jesus Christ is what is ultimately going to heal this world because it is what has healed me.'”

The NBA player similarly told Fox News host Will Cain this week that “the love of Jesus Christ and the gospel” is the “greatest message and antidote” for the problems the world is facing.

Then, in an interview with the Daily Wire ahead of his book’s release, Isaac explained that “to kneel and wear a Black Lives Matter T-shirt don’t go hand in hand with the support of black lives.”

Isaac, who has also rankled many on the left over his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine, also articulated how his faith in Jesus has freed him to stand firm in the face of cultural pressure.

A summary of “Why I Stand” on Amazon describes the book as the telling of Isaac’s “discovery that no matter your level of confidence today, God’s strength will develop in your weakness” and “that courage is found in trusting that God is greater than your fears.”

In a statement responding to Isaac’s most recent public comments, the Orlando Magic said, “Jonathan is a thoughtful young man with tremendous faith who has done great work in the community and is using his platform to express his voice.”

Psaki’s top 5 most EMBARRASSING moments

Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki retired last week to join the failing corporate media network MSNBC, but before we say goodbye, let’s pause and look at Psaki’s top five most embarrassing moments.

In this video, Psaki is pressed on Biden’s hypocritical call to end the filibuster, the Biden administration’s failure to secure the United States – Mexico border, Biden’s inconsistent mask-wearing practices, and more.

Watch the clip for the full list.

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Woman fired over viral video of her jumping a fence to feed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to spider monkeys at a zoo says she won’t apologize

A woman fired over a viral video showing her climb over a fence at an El Paso, Texas, zoo in order to feed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to spider monkeys says she did nothing wrong and will not apologize to the zoo.

The May, 2021, incident went viral on social media, but Luz “Lucy” Rae was excoriated as “stupid” for her actions that put her and the monkeys at risk.

She was also fired from her job at a law firm.

Zookeeper Mason Kleist vehemently criticized Rae at the time. Kleist said the monkeys could have harmed her significantly. He also said her climbing into the enclosure likely destroyed the trust that zookeepers had built up with the animals.

“It takes years to build trust with these animals and for someone to come in there for five minutes for a video on Instagram or whatever just ruins years of work,” Kleist told KVIA-TV. “It’s going to take a long time to get them back to where they were and training.”

On Monday, Rae defended her actions.

“I was shocked that someone had recorded it and shocked that it went viral,” Rae told KVIA.

Rae was arrested for criminal trespass by the El Paso police. She says she did nothing wrong, and she does not plan on apologizing to the zoo.

“Well, I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Rae said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. I did not hurt anyone.”

Rae says there was no sign specifically telling people to stay out of the animal enclosures, while the zoo says there is a sign telling visitors not to feed the animals.

Rae’s lawyer also defended her against criticism that the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto might have hurt the monkeys by pointing out that there’s video on the internet showing other monkeys eating human food and drinking beer.

She has since been able to obtain a new job at another law firm.

Rae said she had learned only one lesson from the incident and the blowback:

“I learned just keep the Cheetos to myself,” Rae said. “I can’t share.”

Here’s a local news video about the incident:


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