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NFL SHUTDOWN — Democrats Ponder Canceling the Super Bowl (Details)

No Brady? No Brees? No Goff? No Mahomes?

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America is in the midst of the longest shutdown in her history.

Kind of a big deal.

How will Republicans and Democrats get the country out of such a mess?

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How about by canceling the most watched sporting event in the country?

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Democrats are floating canceling the Super Bowl in order to push to end what is now the longest government shutdown in history, according to a report quoting several Democrat lawmakers.

Fox News reports a Democrat lawmaker confirmed that during a meeting of the House Democrat Conference–of which Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the leader–on Thursday morning, discussion of the shutdown’s effects on the Super Bowl caused a ruckus.

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While nobody in President Donald Trump’s administration–which oversees the collection of government agencies that come together to handle travel, logistics, security, and more for major events like the Super Bowl–is suggesting that the Super Bowl be canceled like Democrats on Capitol Hill are floating, there is definitely concern about the shutdown’s impact on this year’s big game.

The problem here is that federal workers overseeing security at the big game won’t be getting paid.

Every Super Bowl is a security nightmare, as one could imagine. It takes a coordinated effort at the local, state, and federal levels to make sure everything goes off without any problems.

What’s more is that the FCC will be affected by the shutdown, meaning

Companies spend millions of dollars on ads at the Super Bowl, in the hope that the event’s vast audience will buy their new products and services.

But the U.S. government shutdown may have an impact on product launches, because part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website is offline and companies therefore can’t currently get new services approved and ready to advertise during the big game on February 3.

Except for leadership positions, every member of Congress earns $174,000 taxpayer dollars annually.

Of course that’s way too much, but that’s a story for another day.

Freshman Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw, the Navy SEAL whose war wounds were made fun of by “Saturday Night Live,” just made a widely-praised announcement about his salary during the government shutdown.

From Daily Wire:

Freshly sworn-in Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw is not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. The popular Texas congressman announced Thursday that he will not be taking a paycheck until the security at the southern border is properly funded and the government shutdown ends.

He wrote:

I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security.

Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for members of Congress to not accept their pay during a shutdown, but she has yet to make an announcement similar to Crenshaw’s…

“Saturday Night Live” castmate Pete Davidson lost his father, a firefighter, on 9/11.

Since then, Davidson has been to rehab for drugs and admitted to having mental health issues.

Pete was engaged to singer Ariana “I hate America” Grande, but the two have since parted ways.

“Disgusting” Pete and SNL had no problem whatsoever openly mocking then-Congressional candidate Crenshaw’s war wounds.

Check out Crenshaw’s excellent response:

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SNL may have just lost the remaining conservative viewers they might’ve still had.

On the other hand, Davidson is a comedian. His job is to tell jokes and not be politically correct, as Crenshaw implied.

Before departing to Texas on Thursday, President Trump spoke with the press outside of the White House.

He revealed what will happen if Republicans cave to Democrats on the border wall.

Trump: “I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency … I’m not prepared to do that yet, but if I have to, I will.

If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.”

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Trump Reportedly Fired Ukraine Ambassador After Learning She Meddled In Biden Investigation

If so, she could be in some trouble…

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When the United States ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly fired in recent days, eyebrows were raised. Why would President Trump do such a thing at a time when tensions with the Eastern European nation are slightly heightened, due to a phone call POTUS had with the leader of the country? Oh, that Trump. Always doing something to cover up a scandal! Or so Democrats thought. Apparently, the ambassador was doing some shady stuff and team Trump said, not so fast – please kindly see yourself out of the building. Here are all the details known, thus far… From The Blaze: On Friday’s radio program, award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon joined Glenn Beck to detail how Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, obstructed investigations into potential corruption and interference by Democratic and Ukrainian officials in the 2016 U.S. election. The Trump administration recalled Yovanovitch from her post in May. The whistleblower complaint at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump alleged that Yovanovitch was recalled because of claims made by former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko. Continued: A White House memo of the July 25 phone call referenced in the whistleblower complaint, documents President Trump speaking to Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky about Yovanovitch. “The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news, so I just want to let you know that,” he said. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR4469gbN3o WATCH: To open a very serious hearing, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers a completely made-up account of President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian President. Very normal and professional. https://twitter.com/BlazeTV/status/1177218754557751296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1177218754557751296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-democrat-adam-schiff-makes-up-quotes-from-trumps-ukraine-call Reactions: If the conversation were as damning as Schiff et al would like, he would have simply read directly from it, instead of making up dialogue. Probably…

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Siblings Upset That Brother Was Shot Dead By Store Clerk While Attempting Armed Robbery (Watch)

This might just be the video of the year…

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People deal with grief in different ways. Is there a right and wrong way to grieve? Yes, apparently. There is. For example, if your brother points a gun at a store clerk and demands all the cash in the safe, you can’t be all that mad when he is shot dead. In fact, it should be expected. You’d think, right? Not for these two ignoramuses, though. They think the clerk was in the wrong for defending himself. Yeah, for real. This might just be the video of the year. No hyperbole. It’s that jaw-dropping. It goes to show how ridiculous some people truly are. ENJOY: Dayton, Ohio family outraged their sibling was shot dead by a store clerk while attempting an armed robbery https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1183153740972359680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1183153740972359680&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F What’s that, Forrest? You have something to say? Okay then… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9q-WChfeM America is quickly going the way of Europe when it comes to nonsensical gun policies. Take this convenience store worker, for example. He was fired for defending his own life! From Fox News: Oregon authorities are seeking a would-be thief who was armed with a hatchet when he tried to rob a convenience store, only to flee when the clerk drew a gun and called 911. However, the clerk’s quick thinking cost him his job, with the president of Plaid Pantry in Oak Grove explaining to local station KOIN-TV that the chain has a zero-tolerance policy for weapons. He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury, according to the station. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released surveillance video of the incident which took place April 28 at the store, seeking tips in identifying the suspect who fled empty-handed and without the 12-inch hatchet. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xki6ptcUg5c HOW RIDICULOUS!

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