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North Carolina Rep. Cody Henson, R-Transylvania, pleads guilty to cyberstalking, won't resign

Another exemplary politician from the right.


BREVARD – NC Rep. Cody Henson, R-Transylvania, pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking in Transylvania County court Tuesday morning, accepting an agreement with the NC Department of Justice for deferred prosecution and 18 months of probation.

As part of the agreement, Henson will have to obtain a mental health assessment and follow up treatment, complete a domestic violence abuser treatment class and complete a substance misuse assessment and follow up treatment. He will also be denied access to firearms throughout his probation. He already is under a domestic violence order of protection that prevents him having continued contact with his estranged wife, Kelsey Henson.

But the state also accepted a stipulation from Rep. Henson, that despite his probation he be allowed to travel on legislative business. A prepared statement that Rep. Henson’s attorney provided to the news media said the lawmaker “intends to fulfill his commitment to represent his district and will not be resigning from office.”

Carolina Public Press asked Henson as he left the courthouse whether he believed that he could continue effectively representing his district, which includes Transylvania and Polk counties and part of Henderson County. He walked away without acknowledging the question.



https://carolinapublicpress.org/29153/rep-henson-pleads-guilty-to-cyberstalking-doesnt-plan-to-resign/

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies at 28 from injuries sustained during weekend bout

https://twitter.com/loudibella/status/1153701751163445249


And here's a clip of trainer/cornerman Buddy McGirt, an accomplished fighter himself, urging Dadashev to quit during his fight over the weekend.


https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1153692573858500608



Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma after his loss to Subriel Matias in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator bout. Dadashev underwent surgery at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center, Maryland, for bleeding on the brain. On Saturday, doctors at the hospital said the fighter had suffered severe brain damage and his death was confirmed on Tuesday.

Matias and Dadashev’s fight was brutal and was stopped by McGirt after the 11th round, when he decided his fighter had taken too much damage. Dadashev shook his head when McGirt told him he was stopping the fight. “If I don’t, the referee’s gonna do it. C’mon, Max. Please,” McGirt said. At that point McGirt told the ringside doctor and referee he was throwing in the towel.

“I saw him fading and when he came back to the corner [after the 11th round], my mind was already made up,” McGirt said on Tuesday. “I was just asking him out of respect, but my mind was made up. I wasn’t going to let him go out there.”

Dadashev collapsed and started vomiting on the way back to the locker room and left the arena on a stretcher.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/23/maxim-dadashev-russian-boxer-dies-injuries-fight

Prankster pups!

https://twitter.com/ItsSlyGuy/status/1152687828737900544


These two are up to no good!

Mayor Pete: There's no persuading Republicans on socialism so we might as well do what's right

And he's right.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1152733786632835074

Geez, Rand, there's gotta be a way somehow...




or how about all those golf trips that BLOTUS takes? Cut those in half and find the cash.

Ode to the forlorn kitty cat...




Billionaires who made massive pledges to help rebuild Nortre Dame largely haven't followed through

There are better causes they could donate their money to, but they publicly chose this one. Yet most of them have been negligent in actually turning over the cash...

“The big donors haven’t paid. Not a cent,” a senior official at the cathedral tells journalists. Far humbler sums are sent in, from far poorer individuals. “Beautiful gestures,” says one charity executive, but hardly les grands prix.

That prompts a newswire story, after which two of the wealthy donors, the Arnault and Pinault families, stump up €10m each. Followed by silence. Questions I put this week to the various donors and charities went largely unanswered. (Perhaps their offices are busy or emptied out by the summer holidays.)

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“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said Jesus. To which anyone surveying the Notre Dame debacle might advise the son of God to get a better brand manager. Because the billionaires who promised those vast sums have received all the credit while not giving more than a fraction of the money.

They have banked the publicity, while dreaming up small print that didn’t exist in the spring. As another charity executive, Célia Vérot, said: “It’s a voluntary donation, so the companies are waiting for the government’s vision to see what precisely they want to fund.” It’s as if the vast project of rebuilding a 12th-century masterpiece was a breakfast buffet from which one could pick and choose.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/18/ruins-notre-dame-billionaires-french-philanthropy

Podium positions for the second debates (visual)

39% of independent voters support Trump's handling of migrant children in concentration camps

I guess the good news is that the majority are opposed. But who are the 5% who dare to call themselves Democrats who are supportive of that atrocity???






Other findings from the poll:

This month’s survey of 1,543 registered voters was conducted online from July 13-15 and reveals that just 39% of Americans are “enthusiastic about voting to re-elect” Trump, while 45% are “enthusiastic about voting for a Democratic candidate” against Trump.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/18/1872501/-New-Daily-Kos-Civiqs-poll-finds-enthusiasm-gap-that-should-worry-Donald-Trump

THE DRAW!!!!!!!

Who's going to be glued to their TV screen to watch CNN's much ballyhooed coverage of THE DRAW in a few hours? Boy oh boy, have they been hyping this really hard for days.

I'm curious but if I just read the results afterwards, that's perfectly fine by me. I am hoping we get to see Warren, Biden, Harris and Mayor Pete on the stage at the same time. That would be a real treat.
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