Stacey Abrams may very well become the next governor of Georgia.
However, not only did Abrams say a “blue wave” in November will consist of illegal aliens, but an unearthed report shows Abrams setting the Georgia flag ablaze during a protest in her youth (MORE ON THAT BELOW).
Now, Vice President Mike Pence has a few words for billionaire liberal Oprah Winfrey, who recently campaigned for Abrams.
From Daily Wire:
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Oprah Winfrey, the coastal elite billionaire and queen of all media, went down to Georgia to stump for Democrats. In a Thursday speech delivered before a town hall, Winfrey praised gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and advised people to honor their ancestors by exercising their right to vote.
Winfrey noted: “For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family.”
She added: “You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote. I am an independent woman. Nobody paid for me to come here. Nobody even asked for me to come here. I paid for myself and I approve this message.”
“I’m not here because I’m making some grandstand, because I’m thinking of running myself,” she said. “I don’t want to run, OK? I’m not trying to test any waters. Don’t want to go in those waters. I’m here today because of Stacey Abrams.”
Oprah: "For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are … You are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/hOIKm2a2VA
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 1, 2018
Though Oprah is playing it off like a grassroots campaign, her presence ejects much elitism into the political debate, being that she lives full time in a left-wing coastal haven. Vice President Mike Pence had the perfect response by channeling Will Ferrell in “Anchorman.”
“This ain’t Hollywood!” said Pence Thursday at a rally in Savannah. “I’m kind of a big deal, too.”
Pence also noted that Abrams’ campaign is “bankrolled by Hollywood liberals.”
More on Abrams burning the Georgia flag:
From The Hill:
A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday.
Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: Democrats' "blue wave" in November would be comprised of those who are "documented and undocumented" pic.twitter.com/fG1zG79VkT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 12, 2018
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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer
Rest in peace, amigo.
When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s. From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c
Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo
This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.
With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.
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