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October 27, 2023

GOP Presidential Field Shrinks as Larry Elder Withdraws, Talk show host endorses Trump

He ran against Gavin Newson in the California Gov recall and got walloped. But his ego was swollen because he had won the GOP primary. But he is unelectable because of the significant amount of documented comments made in his rightwing radio history. Comments that are anti women, anti Black, anti civil rights.

GOP Presidential Field Shrinks as Larry Elder Withdraws
Talk show host endorses Trump

A Republican presidential candidate and talk radio host has ended his campaign. Larry Elder said Thursday that he's throwing his support to Donald Trump, the AP reports. It's not clear how much weight Elder's endorsement will carry; he didn't qualify to participate in either GOP debate. Elder said he filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission after being shut out of the first debate, and he stated his case here. Elder hasn't registered on major polling trackers, per the Hill.



https://www.newser.com/story/334303/radio-host-larry-elder-launches-white-house-bid.html

The Elder campaign did not provide comment when CNN requested it.

He has mocked premenstrual syndrome, known as PMS, calling it “Punish My Spouse (or Significant Other).” He prominently promoted on his webpage a 1950s textbook on “how to be a good wife” that said women should “have dinner ready” and told them, “Don’t complain.” He reposted an article on his website comparing single mothers on welfare to stray cats.

Elder has already faced some backlash for derogatory remarks he made about women in a 2000 column, in which he wrote that “Women know less than men about political issues, economics, and current events” and claimed that this gave Democrats an edge over Republicans because “the less one knows, the easier the manipulation.”

His disparaging comments have been as recent as January 2017, when he deleted a tweet that implied women taking part in the Women’s March were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/19/politics/kfile-ca-recall-larry-elder-on-women/index.html

October 27, 2023

With Home Insurance Skyrocketing, Some Floridians Are 'Going Bare'



With Home Insurance Skyrocketing, Some Floridians Are 'Going Bare'
Many who own their homes outright are choosing to drop hurricane insurance



With home insurance rates skyrocketing, some homeowners in Florida are choosing to "go bare"—go without home insurance, particularly expensive hurricane insurance, despite the risk of losing everything. Those with mortgages are required to have insurance, but many people in communities like West Palm Beach who have paid off their mortgages have chosen to drop insurance when facing premiums that have gone up around 40% this year, NPR reports. Others have chosen to leave the state, where insurance costs are the highest in the nation at more than triple the national average.

An example: Pete and Susan Sinclair decided to drop insurance on their home in West Palm Beach's historic Flamingo Park neighborhood when their renewal jumped to $10,000 this year. "If the house does blow over, we can sell the land and move on," Susan Sinclair tells the Wall Street Journal.

Another neighborhood resident, Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss, says he paid off his mortgage and dropped insurance when the windstorm portion doubled to $20,000. Soaring property prices have contributed to the surge in insurance rates, which has left many homeowners with premiums that cost more than their mortgages.

The increase in natural disasters caused by climate change has caused a rise in insurance costs in Florida and other states most at risk. The soaring cost of construction and repairs has also played a role, as has a rise in litigation. Florida lawmakers passed a bill to deal with the latter issue last year, though it hasn't led to a drop in premiums yet.

https://www.newser.com/story/341887/home-insurance-rates-are-driving-people-out-of-florida.html
October 26, 2023

Debt Collective buys $10 million in student loan debt from Morehouse College for $125,000 and cancels it

Agroup of student loan activists against sometimes crippling bills for education made a lot of students happy recently when they bought off millions of dollars in student loan debt, then requested permission to cancel, or pay off the balances on accounts.

The group known as the Debt Collective said it worked with another organization called Rolling Jubilee Fund to buy off almost $10 million in debt from Atlanta's Morehouse College, striking a deal to buy it off for $125,000.

The group then requested final permission to have balances of at least 2,777 accounts eliminated, and effectively considered paid in full.

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Braxton Brewington, a spokesperson for the Debt Collective said, “Our nation is defaulting on the promise of education."

He said U.S. students face "crushing amounts of student debt."

After the debt from nearly 3,000 accounts connected to Atlanta's historically Black Morehouse University was transferred to the Jubilee Fund to be settled up, the financial burden eliminated came out to $9,707,827.67.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/student-debt-activists-buy-off-millions-in-loans-then-cancel-them/ar-AA1iQZTg

October 26, 2023

NY Sheriff Mike Carpinelli says he will arrest teachers, superintendents that affirm gender identity despite legality

A New York law enforcement officer radicalized by a sect of sheriffs who believe they don’t have to obey state or federal law said he’s going to arrest teachers who affirm gender identity, as they are mandated to do by state law, newly surfaced video shows.

Sheriff Mike Carpinelli, a reported member of the extremist group the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, pledged to ignore state law in the New York county he patrols during a Facebook live-aired show “Save NY” earlier this year.

“This is what I plan on doing,” Carpinelli said. "If any parent goes to school, they find out that the administration is pushing this pedophile, this anti-gender crap…we’ll take a formal complaint from you.

“We’ll arrest that school teacher,” Carpinelli said. “We’ll arrest that superintendent.”

The Lewis County sheriff’s oath aligns with the beliefs of an organization whose reach has begun to spread across the nation.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is led by former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, who believes a county sheriff represents the ultimate authority in his district and should not obey federal or state law or measure he deems unconstitutional, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/radical-sheriff-vows-to-arrest-teachers-who-affirm-gender-identity-as-mandated-by-law/ar-AA1iUfcr

October 26, 2023

update. Maine mass shooting. 18 killed - almost all male, 13 injured

per the gov at live conference

October 26, 2023

Mike Johnson Wanted to Sentence Abortion Doctors to "Hard Labor"

Mike Johnson Said Same-Sex Marriage Would Lead to People Marrying Their Pets, Wanted to Sentence Abortion Doctors to “Hard Labor”

Oh, and not surprisingly, Johnson’s take on abortion is just about as horrifying as his take on gay people:

https://twitter.com/DemWomenCaucus/status/1717230510219362379

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/10/mike-johnson-said-same-sex-marriage-would-lead-to-people-marrying-their-pets

October 26, 2023

Kari Lake's retreat on abortion shows somebody is reading the polls

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2023/10/16/kari-lake-abortion-retreat-senate-run/71200299007/

Kari Lake's retreat on abortion shows somebody is reading the polls
Opinion: Kari Lake has called abortion 'the ultimate sin,' but she now says she wouldn't vote for a national abortion ban. Sure, that makes sense.

Kari Lake stands unequivocally opposed to abortion.

Except when she’s not.

She has called abortion “the ultimate sin.”

Yet she now says she doesn’t want to outlaw it nationally.

Trying to nail down where Kari Lake stands on abortion? It’s a lot like trying to sneak up on a roadrunner.

They move this way and that as they quickly bolt for cover.

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The New York Times on Saturday observed that Lake is in “tactical retreat” on the issue, with last week’s declaration that she’s opposed to a national abortion ban.
October 26, 2023

live news feed from Maine

October 26, 2023

Massacre at children's bowling league

One bowler, who only identified himself by his first name Brandon, said he heard 10 shots ring out before he ran down the alley barefoot and climbed inside the bowling machinery to hide from the gunman.

'I thought it was a balloon, I had my back turned to the door. And as soon as I turned and saw it was not a balloon, he was holding a weapon, I just booked it down the lane and I slid basically in where the pins are and climbed on the machine.

Brandon, who stayed on top of the machines for about ten minutes until the cops arrived, said that the gunman was around 15ft behind him. 'He was close, very close,' he added.

'I just went there to bowl by myself and I wasn't even in there 10 minutes, I just walked in the place. I was putting on my bowling shoes when it started. I've been barefoot for five hours.'

Riley Dumont said her 11-year-old daughter was playing in the children's bowling league when she heard several gunshots. She told ABC News her father, a retired police officer, rushed the family into a corner.

'I was laying on top of my daughter,' Dumont said, adding that her own mother lay on both of them to protect them. At least seven people were killed in the first shooting.

Jason J. Levesque told CNN that the youngest victims of the shootings were teenagers, adding that trauma specialists and grief counselors were at the scene.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12674801/I-hid-bowling-lane-escape-Maine-rampage-gunman-Survivor-tells-firearms-instructor-mental-health-issues-opened-fire-killing-22-wounding-60-including-teenagers-going-run.html

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