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Chris Christie’s Boozy Bravado Takes Aim at President Trump

A few more swigs of the firewater and Christie may declare his candidacy, it seems.

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There are few politicians in America that have the complicated reputation that Chris Christie has.

For years, Christie was seen as the lovable, next-door neighbor type leader; the guy who has the nicest lawn on the block.  He held a real down-home appeal…at least for a few minutes.

Then came the predictable New Jersey corruption scandals, all topped off with a now-infamous photograph of a shirtless Christie relaxing on a beach with his family.  While it may sound innocuous enough, that beach was closed to the public per Christie’s orders.

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Since that time, the public perception of Christie has slid enormously.

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It doesn’t seem like the former New Jersey Governor is looking to rein it in anytime soon, either.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was Stephen Colbert’s guest on Tuesday’s Late Show, and at his request, they began the interview with tequila shots. “Where do you think the wheels came off during the shutdown?” Colbert asked. “The president blew it,” Christie replied. “When?” Colbert asked, and Christie answered: “When he shut the government down with no plan on how to reopen it.” Christie said he warned Trump beforehand that “if you’re going to do this, you’d better have an exit plan.” That obviously didn’t happen, “and he got goose egg,” Colbert said. “Yes, in politics, we call that getting rolled,” Christie said.

Christie said it hurts him “personally” when Trump undermines democracy by attacking the Justice Department and the FBI. So after two years, “do you regret at all helping this man get elected?” Colbert asked. Christie grabbed the bottle of tequila. He said in 2016 he preferred Trump to Hillary Clinton, “and I still agree with what his policies are more than I agree with Hillary Clinton’s,” but it’s true Trump “has turned the Republican Party into something different that it was when I started to run for president.” “Yeah, the Kremlin,” Colbert joked.

But then came the clincher…

“Would you have been a better president than Trump?” Colbert asked. “Yes,” Christie said, no hesitation.

A few more swigs of the firewater and Christie may declare his candidacy, it seems.

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Social Media Giant Permanently Banishes Pro-Life News Outlet

So much for free speech.

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Our nation appears destined to fall into the clutches of a technological oligarchy, headed by the likes of Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, and there is very little that can be done about it. These two men, who run Twitter and Facebook, respectively, have been ruling their public forums with an iron fist, hiding behind the concept that their private status is a workaround for the First Amendment.  Their gargantuan reach and influence has made it possible for them to act with impunity, steering the narrative on any number of subjects, from Donald Trump to the wonder of maternity. The latest affront to free speech comes to us from Facebook, where a pro-life news organization has been completely banished. Facebook permanently banned LifeSiteNews, a popular pro-life news outlet, for publishing “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.” As justification for unpublishing LifeSiteNews, Facebook cited an article posted on April 10, 2021, titled “COVID vaccines can be deadly for some.” Facebook said they erase Facebook pages that publish “vaccine discouraging information on the platform.” The site’s staff was livid. “This all comes down to another case of Big Tech silencing free speech on their platform,” said LifeSiteNews Marketing Director Rebekah Roberts. “Facebook has been silencing any voice that goes against their beliefs and agenda,” Roberts said. “Our LifeSiteNews Facebook page has been removed simply because we have shared reports of doctors, nurses, expert researchers, and even the former Pfizer VP speaking out against the COVID shots.” This is just the latest in a long line of Orwellian moves by these social media mavens, and may in fact be just another harbinger of something far more sinister to come.

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CDC Readies Cruises, Complete with Human Guinea Pigs

Fingers crossed!

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As the world prepares for its grand reopening, there are a number of high value industries that are eagerly awaiting permission from medical authorities to resume operations. First and foremost, there are the service industries:  Places like restaurants, bars, music venues, and sports arenas whose entire livelihood depends on whether or not people are being allowed to gather in public.  While many of these venues are now beginning to ramp up their capacity, there are issues bringing some of these workers back into the fold thanks to the enhanced unemployment benefits provided by the federal government. And then there’s the tourism industry, whose regulatory structure is far more susceptible to interference by government agencies. Now, after over a year of stagnation, it appears as though at least one facet of this wide-ranging corporate amalgam will be given a chance to sail on. Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the trial runs. The CDC action is a step toward resuming cruises in U.S. waters, possibly by July, for the first time since March 2020. A spokeswoman for the cruise industry’s trade group said the group was reviewing the CDC instructions. So, how will this work? Each practice cruise — they’ll run two to seven days — must have enough passengers to meet at least 10% of the ship’s capacity. Volunteers must be 18 or older and either fully vaccinated or free of medical conditions that would put them at high risk for severe COVID-19. The ship operator must tell passengers that they are simulating untested safety measures “and that sailing during a pandemic is an inherently risky activity,” the…

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