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Macy Gray Calls US a 'Broken' Nation, Demands Race Be Codified on Redesign of Flag

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Singer Macy Gray equated the American flag with the banner of the Confederacy in an Op-Ed that trashed the current design of the flag.

“The Confederate battle flag, which was crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery, is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on the 6th, when the stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory – the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement,” Gray wrote in an Op-Ed for MarketWatch, referring to the presence of American flags during the Capitol incursion.

She said that Americans who support the flag, and the flag itself, need to be relegated to the scrap heap.

“President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect,” she wrote.

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According to Gray, Old Glory “no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.”

Gray’s comments received vast pushback on Twitter.

Gray claimed that racism is the only reason there are only 50 states.

“Let’s look to the stars. There are 50, where there should be 52. D.C. and Puerto Rico have been lobbying for statehood for decades. Both have been denied, since statehood would allow each territory’s elected officials seats in the house,” she wrote.

She said that denying Democrats a permanent majority is an act of racism.

“Assuming D.C. reps would be African-American and Puerto Rican reps would be Hispanic, the ultimate assumption is that these elected officials would be Democratic. That alone is racist,” she wrote.

Gray wrote that “The Smithsonian documents that the “white” stripes represent purity and innocence. America is great. It is beautiful. Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.”

Gray then offered her vision of a flag, which managed to combine Democratic talking points like statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with politically correct takes on the skin color of her fellow citizens.

“What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale? The blue square represents vigilance and perseverance; and the red stripes stand for valor. America is all of those things. So, what if those elements on the flag remained? What if the flag looked like this?” she wrote.

Gray concluded that “it’s time for a reset, a transformation. One that represents all states and all of us.”

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Meat Loaf, Prince Andrew Reportedly Had Brawl: ‘I Don’t Give a S*** Who You Are’

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As the tributes pour in for singer Meat Loaf, who passed away this week, a resurfaced account he once gave of an interaction he had with Prince Andrew has captured attention.

Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, has gained notoriety over the last several years thanks to his ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, with whom he once rubbed elbows.

One of Epstein’s highest-profile accusers has long alleged that Andrew sexually abused her when she was just 17 under the supervision of Epstein and his recently convicted accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell. Andrew has categorically denied her allegations.

The accuser, Virginia Giuffre, filed a lawsuit against Andrew in New York — before he was stripped of his royal titles by Queen Elizabeth herself this month.

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Giuffre has rebuked Andrew for seemingly thinking he could get away with his crimes thanks to his royal status, and in 1987, the prince allegedly told Meat Loaf he was untouchable.

The Daily Mail reported that, according to Meat Loaf, he and Andrew once got into a bit of a tussle. The two were filming for a one-off charity event when the prince accused the rockstar of flirting with his then-wife, Sarah Ferguson.

“Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little — I could be wrong, I’m just reading into this — I think he got a little jealous,” Meat Loaf, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, told the Guardian in 2003.

“Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat,” he continued. “So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, ‘You can’t touch me. I’m royal.’

“I said, ‘Well, you tried to push me in the moat, Jack, I don’t give a s*** who you are, you’re going in the moat,’” Meat Loaf claimed.

He also said he had a “great time” at the event, but based on what he heard, the queen wasn’t too thrilled about what happened and “hated him” for hassling her son.

The Mail noted that the legendary singer made a number of wild claims, including that he’d once given a ride to murderous cult leader Charles Manson and that the Secret Service had used his car during John F. Kennedy’s assassination, so I’d certainly recommend taking this story with a grain of salt.

That said, it is consistent with another glossy tabloid story this week from a former Buckingham Palace maid who revealed the verbally abusive, entitled behavior with which Andrew was allegedly wont to treat the staff.

According to The Sun, Andrew once asked Charlotte Briggs, “Can’t you f***ing do anything right?” after making her close a small gap in some curtains that he was sitting just yards away from.

“This man fought for his country in the Falklands but couldn’t stand up to close his own curtains,” she said. “It was utterly ridiculous but spoke volumes about him.

“Andrew definitely put a downer on things. He thinks he’s above everyone,” Briggs said, adding that, in contrast, other royals such as princes Charles and Edward were “wonderful.”

Giuffre hinted that she’d had a similar experience with her alleged abuser’s behavior when she filed her lawsuit last year, explaining in a statement, “I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me” because “the powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions.”

Meat Loaf, as he told it, certainly didn’t care that Andrew was a royal when he stood up for himself in 1987 — and in 2022, Andrew will face his accuser as a private citizen as Giuffre stands up for herself and victims everywhere.

Seems rather fitting, don’t you think?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

As the tributes pour in for singer Meat Loaf, who passed away this week, a resurfaced account he once gave of an interaction he had with Prince Andrew has captured attention. Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, has gained notoriety over the last several years thanks to his ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, with whom he once rubbed elbows. One of Epstein’s highest-profile accusers has long alleged that Andrew sexually abused her when she was just 17 under the supervision of Epstein and his recently convicted accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell. Andrew has categorically denied her allegations. The accuser, Virginia Giuffre, filed a lawsuit against Andrew in New York — before he was stripped of his royal titles by Queen Elizabeth herself this month. Giuffre has rebuked Andrew for seemingly thinking he could get away with his crimes thanks to his royal status, and in 1987, the prince allegedly told Meat Loaf he was untouchable. The Daily Mail reported that, according to Meat Loaf, he and Andrew once got into a bit of a tussle. The two were filming for a one-off charity event when the prince accused the rockstar of flirting with his then-wife, Sarah Ferguson. “Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little — I could be wrong, I’m just reading into this — I think he got a little jealous,” Meat Loaf, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, told the Guardian in 2003. “Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat,” he continued. “So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, ‘You can’t touch me. I’m royal.’ “I said, ‘Well, you tried to push me in the moat, Jack,…

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Trump Fires Back Against ‘Totally Fake News’ Report About Conflict with DeSantis

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While the 2022 midterms are approaching, many people are looking ahead to the next presidential election in 2024 and wondering who the Republican nominee will be.

Two of the most successful Republicans, former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are a couple of the most talked-about names in that regard, and the establishment media has suggested they are fighting because of it.

On Tuesday, The Hill published an article entitled, “Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up.”

“The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are reaching a boiling point ahead of a potential 2024 primary clash,” the outlet wrote.

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The story cited other establishment media outlets, including The New York Times and Axios, to support its claims, and former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg said he did not like the supposed feud.

“President Trump is the one clearly picking a fight here, and it’s a fight that’s too early and unnecessary,” he told The Hill. “We’re not in Republican primary season. This is a fight for mid-2023. It’s not a fight to start having in 2022.”

Yet in a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Trump said the reports of a feud between himself and DeSantis are completely false.

“I get along great with Ron,” Trump said before praising DeSantis for sticking beside him during the failed Mueller investigation.

“…Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him, and that helped him greatly,” Trump said. “He went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think Ron has been very good, he’s been a friend of mine for a long time.

“It’s totally fake news. I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, ‘The press is never gonna get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump’…and I agree with him on that 100 percent.”

Trump appeared to be referring to comments DeSantis made on a podcast called “Ruthless.” According to Florida Politics, he said the media was trying to bait him into a fight with Trump that he was not interested in.

“I think this is what the media does, and you cannot fall for the bait,” DeSantis said. “You know what they’re trying to do. Don’t take the bait, and just kind of keep on keeping on. We need everybody united for a big red wave in 2022.”

According to People, a spokeswoman for DeSantis reiterated the reports of a feud amounted to nothing more than fake news.

“It’s not a coincidence that this fabricated media narrative emerged during the worst week of Biden’s presidency to date, as it became clear Biden would not be able to deliver on Build Back Better, enact sweeping legislation to federalize elections, or ‘shut down the virus’ as he had promised during his campaign,” she said.

“Governor DeSantis remains focused on Florida and works every day to earn Floridians’ support for re-election in November of this year.”

While the establishment media is trying to push reports a feud between these two prominent Republicans, both of them seem to be throwing cold water on that narrative.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

While the 2022 midterms are approaching, many people are looking ahead to the next presidential election in 2024 and wondering who the Republican nominee will be. Two of the most successful Republicans, former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are a couple of the most talked-about names in that regard, and the establishment media has suggested they are fighting because of it. On Tuesday, The Hill published an article entitled, “Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up.” “The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are reaching a boiling point ahead of a potential 2024 primary clash,” the outlet wrote. The story cited other establishment media outlets, including The New York Times and Axios, to support its claims, and former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg said he did not like the supposed feud. “President Trump is the one clearly picking a fight here, and it’s a fight that’s too early and unnecessary,” he told The Hill. “We’re not in Republican primary season. This is a fight for mid-2023. It’s not a fight to start having in 2022.” Yet in a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Trump said the reports of a feud between himself and DeSantis are completely false. “I get along great with Ron,” Trump said before praising DeSantis for sticking beside him during the failed Mueller investigation. “…Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him, and that helped him greatly,” Trump said. “He went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think Ron has been very good, he’s been a friend of mine for a long time. “It’s totally fake news. I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, ‘The press is never gonna get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump’…and I…

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